Ohioans who lose driver’s license get help from lawmakers

A bill that would temporily allow some Ohioans who have lost their driver’s license to regain it without paying a reinstatement fee passed the Ohio House of Representatives on Wednesday. State Rep. Niraj Antani, R-Miamisburg, was the only member to vote no on the House Bill 336, which was jointly sponsored by Rep. John Barnes, Jr., D-Cleveland, and State Rep. Dave Greenspan, R-Westlake. &ldquo...


Northwestern superintendent investigation: 3 things to know

Northwestern superintendent investigation: 3 things to know

The Northwestern Local Schools district has recently launched an investigation into Superintendent Jesse Steiner after accusations of alleged unprofessional conduct have surfaced. Here are three things to know about the ongoing case. 1. Not reporting to work following allegations Steiner hasn’t reported to work for the district since Nov. 26, according to school board President Donna Myers....
Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

COMMON PLEAS COURT NEW SUITS 17-CV-0695 - WesBanco Bank, Inc., 28 E. Main St., v. Richie L. Adkins, 1220 W. Pleasant St., et al., complaint in foreclosure in rem for property located at 4103 Enon Xenia Dr., Enon. 17-CV-0696 - myCUmortgage, LLC, Beavercreek, v. Jenna L. Pepin fka Jenna L. Waldrop aka Jennifer L. Waldrop, 2000 S. Tecumseh Road, Unit 1872, et al., complaint in foreclosure for property...
Target will offer SAME-DAY delivery after acquiring Shipt Inc.

Target will offer SAME-DAY delivery after acquiring Shipt Inc.

Target Corp. announced it will acquire Shipt Inc., an online same-day delivery platform — and that means getting your Target purchases delivered to your door even faster. Target acquired Shipt for $550 million, and it will enable Target to offer same-day delivery services at approximately half of its stores by early 2018. “The acquisition significantly accelerates Target’s digital...
Springfield red-light camera case sent back to lower courts

Springfield red-light camera case sent back to lower courts

Challenges by the cities of Springfield and Toledo to a 2015 state law regulating the use of red-light and speed cameras must be resolved by trial courts applying the Ohio Supreme Court’s July ruling that parts of the state law are unconstitutional, according to the Ohio Supreme Court. We’re working to learn more on this developing story and will update this page with details as they become...
Clark County Municipal Court cases

Clark County Municipal Court cases

CASES CALLED MONDAY INCLUDED: Richard E. Becraft, 59, address unknown, domestic violence, assault, violation of temporary protection order, dismissed - prosecutor request. Gerald Burba, 78, of 4227 Carona St., OVI amended to disregard of safety, guilty, fined $375. Akeem A. Colquitt, 29, of 732 Grant St., domestic violence amended to disorderly, guilty, 30 days jail, credit for time served; resisting...
Omarosa Manigault Newman, a CSU grad, leaving White House

Omarosa Manigault Newman, a CSU grad, leaving White House

Omarosa Manigault Newman was not only one of the high-profile faces at the Trump White House — a reality TV star who became a celebrity on “The Apprentice,” — she was also one of the administration’s most prominent Ohioans. But now she’s gone. Her resignation was announced Wednesday by the White House, effective Jan. 20. Reporter April Ryan of American Urban Radio...
Ohio Senate votes to ban abortions if Down syndrome diagnosed

Ohio Senate votes to ban abortions if Down syndrome diagnosed

The Ohio Senate voted 20-12 in favor of a bill that would make it a crime for doctors to perform abortions on women who want to terminate their pregnancies because Down syndrome has been detected. The bill, which already cleared the Ohio House on a 64-31 vote on Nov. 30, will now go to Gov. John Kasich for consideration. The latest ban comes a year after Kasich signed a law prohibiting abortions after...
Ohio’s Kasich, Brown react to Alabama election

Ohio’s Kasich, Brown react to Alabama election

Ohio Gov. John Kasich says Republicans in Alabama “chose country over party,” in Tuesday’s Senate election. Democrat Doug Jones defeated Republican Roy Moore in a narrow win to become the first Democrat in more than 20 years to hold a Senate seat there. Sexual assault allegations against Moore caused many Republicans, including Kasich, to distance themselves from the GOP candidate...
‘Child molester’ spray-painted on Springfield home

‘Child molester’ spray-painted on Springfield home

A Springfield home was vandalized Tuesday night with the words “child molester” spray painted on it, according to a Springfield Police Division report. Police responded to a home in the 100 block of Cottage Place on a report of a burglary. When they arrived they learned there wasn’t a burglary. READ: Springfield man accused of robbing home with kitchen knife “(The reporting...
College pay: Former UD president’s salary in top 10 at private schools

College pay: Former UD president’s salary in top 10 at private schools

A new analysis of data shows that the University of Dayton president’s job was one of the highest paid college gigs in 2015. UD’s former president, Daniel Curran, had the eigth highest compensation of any private college president in the country in 2015, an analysis by The Chronicle of Higher Education of the most recent data available shows. Curran, who retired in 2016, raked in more...
Columbus man accused of stealing private ambulance in Springfield

Columbus man accused of stealing private ambulance in Springfield

A Columbus man was arrested after he allegedly stole an ambulance from a private transportation company in Springfield. Corey L. Brobst, 27, of 1308 Huron Ave., Columbus, has been charged with one count of theft, according to a police report. He’s expected to appear in court at 10:30 a.m. today. Springfield Police Division officers were sent to the 400 block of North Yellow Springs Street at...
Ohio college towns ranked by cost, social scene, opportunities

Ohio college towns ranked by cost, social scene, opportunities

Ohio is home to dozens of universities, but just 10 of the cities those schools call home were recently ranked in the nation’s top 415. Personal finance website WalletHub this week ranked America’s college towns by three main factors including “wallet friendliness,” social environment and academic and economic opportunities. The highest ranking Dayton area college town was...
Clark County busts nets 52 pounds of marijuana, cash from West Coast

Clark County busts nets 52 pounds of marijuana, cash from West Coast

Clark County deputies found a large amount of cash and drugs from the West Coast totaling $190,000 after two related traffic stops and busts this week, leading to four arrests. More than 52 pounds of marijuana, $10,000 in cash and guns were found, Clark County Lt. Kristopher Shultz said. “This came from either Oregon or the Northern California area,” he said. The Clark County Sheriff&rsquo...
Expect snow showers tonight, with possible wintry mix

Expect snow showers tonight, with possible wintry mix

Expect snow showers, possible mixed with rain, to cross the region through the evening, mainly before 9 p.m., Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell said. Temperatures will hold in the 30s and then begin to fall late. It will become windy. Snow showers, mix possible early tonight Gusty winds, turning colder into Thursday Warming trend for the weekend Overnight: Snow showers will end early...
Students create exhibit, calendar of Springfield park scenes

Students create exhibit, calendar of Springfield park scenes

With chills in the air and mostly grey skies outside, imagining an afternoon in the park is a nice escape. Project Jericho can make that happen every day in 2018 with Afternoon in the Park, an art exhibit inspired by changing seasons at local landscapes that also led to an original calendar. The exhibit will be from 5 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 14, in the Sara T. Landess Technology and Learning Center...
Christmas spirit alive in Xenia: Officer helps family targeted by thief

Christmas spirit alive in Xenia: Officer helps family targeted by thief

A thief took some clothes and towels from an unattended dryer inside a laundromat, threatening to ruin Christmas for one family. But Xenia Patrol Officer Rob Swihart made sure that wasn’t the end of the story. On Saturday Gena Storer left towels, washcloths, her baby girl’s clothes and other items in one of the three dryers at the Xenia Laundromat on Charles Street, she said. ...
Softer Ohio graduation standards could extend two more years

Softer Ohio graduation standards could extend two more years

Current high school juniors and sophomores might get the same, softer graduation standards that now apply to the Class of 2018, according to state school board discussions. Rebecca Vazquez-Skillings, chair of the board’s Achievement and Graduation Requirements Committee, said the group will consider a resolution to extend those extra graduation options to the classes of 2019 and 2020. &ldquo...
Cordray in Springfield: Lawmakers at war with local governments

Cordray in Springfield: Lawmakers at war with local governments

Richard Cordray, Democratic candidate for governor, met with about two dozen supporters in Springfield on Tuesday, where he argued policies enacted by the majority-Republican legislature in Columbus have harmed local communities. Cordray’s visit at the Comfort Inn and Suites was one of the his first stops after announcing last week that he planned to run for governor. Cordray recently resigned...
Wilberforce U. president takes job at Texas college

Wilberforce U. president takes job at Texas college

Wilberforce University president Herman Felton has taken a job at another historically black college. Felton will become the 17th president of Wiley College in Marshall, Texas, according to HBCU Digest. He will replace the college’s current president, Haywood Strickland, in June. RELATED: Pinkard tapped to be next Wilberforce U. president “It is an honor and privilege to be a part of the...
Democrat Doug Jones wins Alabama Senate race, AP reports

Democrat Doug Jones wins Alabama Senate race, AP reports

In a stunning victory aided by scandal, Democrat Doug Jones won Alabama's special Senate election on Tuesday, beating back history, an embattled Republican opponent and President Donald Trump, who urgently endorsed GOP rebel Roy Moore despite a litany of sexual misconduct allegations. It was the first Democratic Senate victory in a quarter-century in Alabama, one of the reddest of red states, and...
Cottrel: Christmas traditions part of why people like living in Enon

Cottrel: Christmas traditions part of why people like living in Enon

The weather outside was indeed frightful Friday evening when I ventured out in search of the Enon/Mad River Twp. Santa Parade. The first significant snow was falling and visibility was bad enough that Santa would have needed Rudolph if it was Christmas Eve. I drove into the middle of Enon and lowered my windows. In the distance I could hear sirens, lots of sirens. I followed the sound and approached...
Trump signs defense bill; shutdown stlll looms next week

Trump signs defense bill; shutdown stlll looms next week

President Donald Trump signed a defense authorization bill into law Tuesday, but that doesn’t settle the prospect of a partial federal government shutdown Dec. 22. The bill authorizes defense programs for 2018, many of which will impact Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, but reaching a funding deal that would pay for the programs has eluded lawmakers so far this year. “A government shutdown...
Clark County commissioners might vote this week on proposed 9-1-1 tax

Clark County commissioners might vote this week on proposed 9-1-1 tax

Clark County commissioners may vote Wednesday on a proposed tax assessment to pay for a $4 million combined 9-1-1 dispatch center. The commission held two public hearings in the past two weeks to discuss the issue. The agenda for Wednesday’s meeting includes a vote on the proposed fee. An informal session will be held at 8:30 a.m., followed by the formal session at 10 a.m. on the fifth floor...
Police: Springfield man passes out in car with 136 grams of meth

Police: Springfield man passes out in car with 136 grams of meth

A Springfield man who allegedly admitted to police he’s a meth dealer faces more than 20 drug-related charges after police said they found 136 grams of crystal meth and other drugs after he passed out behind the wheel of a car. Robert D. Whitt, 29, whose address is listed as at large, pleaded not guilty in Clark County Municipal Court on Tuesday to 28 charges, including possession and trafficking...
What’s that noise? F-16s to fly over Dayton region at night this week

What’s that noise? F-16s to fly over Dayton region at night this week

F-16 fighter jets were set to fly around the Dayton, Springfield and Middletown region Wednesday night, an Ohio Air National Guard spokesman says. The Toledo-based 180th Fighter Wing jets will intercept a Civil Air Patrol aircraft. The wing will be training through 9 p.m. Thursday, according to the unit. The jets could travel through the region at any time during the night exercises, said Staff Sgt...
UD to award degrees to around 570 graduates on Saturday

UD to award degrees to around 570 graduates on Saturday

The University of Dayton will celebrate its fall graduates this weekend. UD’s fall commencement ceremony is scheduled for 9:45 a.m. Saturday at the University of Dayton Arena, according to the school. Around 570 students will be awarded their degrees. RELATED: Bad fraternity behavior causing schools to take sweeping action The ceremony, which marks UD’s 168th commencement, will include...
Groundbreaking set for first local medical marijuana plant

Groundbreaking set for first local medical marijuana plant

A ceremonial groundbreaking is set to happen Thursday on one of two medical marijuana cultivation facilities to be built in the Miami Valley. Cresco Labs Ohio LLC and officials with the village of Yellow Springs will be on hand at the site off East Enon Road near Antioch University, where a 23,294-square-foot steel greenhouse and a 26,445-square-foot processing facility will be built. The “environmentally...
Report questions $1.8 million paid by WSU to consultant

Report questions $1.8 million paid by WSU to consultant

The Ohio Inspector General’s office Tuesday said it flagged as questionable about $1.8 million of the $2.3 million Wright State University paid economic development consultant Ron Wine and sent a 20-page report on the findings to the Greene County prosecutor’s office and state auditor for review. But an attorney for Wine, who has filed a lawsuit against the university alleging breach of...
Clark County Municipal Court cases

Clark County Municipal Court cases

CASES CALLED MONDAY INCLUDED: Zachary Glenn Berry, 29, of 2007 Prospect Cir., assault, innocent, continued, public defender appointed, bond $500; resisting arrest, innocent, continued. Gary Lee Crews, 50, of Dayton, assault, innocent, continued, bond $1,500. Marcus Edwards, 29, of Fairborn, weapons under disability, innocent, continued, bond $10,000; firearms in motor vehicle, innocent, continued...
Around 1,900 to graduate from Wright State this weekend

Around 1,900 to graduate from Wright State this weekend

Wright State University is set to award more than 1,700 degrees this weekend at the school’s fall commencement ceremony. Nearly 1,900 students are expected to graduate during the 10 a.m. ceremony in Wright State’s Nutter Center. RELATED: Wright State could lock in tuition price after hiking it 6 percent Around 1,083 bachelor’s degrees will be awarded, on top of 681 master’s...
Man accused of trying to burn down Springfield business

Man accused of trying to burn down Springfield business

A Springfield man was arrested last month on an arson charge after he was accused of trying to burn down a building on East Main Street. Edwin Emrich, 44, was arrested by Springfield police Nov. 23 morning after they alleged he lit a fire under the awning of Quality Smokes, 2160 E. Main Street. He pleaded not guilty and his bond was set at $1,000. He’s next scheduled to appear in Clark County...
Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

COMMON PLEAS COURT NEW SUITS 17-CV-0689 - Progressive Specialty Insurance Company v. Andrew Bradley Williams, Medway, complaint for $2,000 for injuries suffered by plaintiff’s insured in an auto accident on Dec. 14, 2015. 17-CV-0690 - Brenda Dearmond, 308 Franklin St., v. Jenelle L. Vosskuehler, 2545 Cavins Dr., et al., complaint in excess of $25,000 for damages and injuries suffered in an auto...
Jewelry retailer files for bankruptcy protection

Jewelry retailer files for bankruptcy protection

Charming Charlie, a jewelry and accessories chain, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. The chain, which has several store locations in the region, announced continued efforts to “stabilize its business.” Charming Charlie filed voluntary petitions under Chapter 11 in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court of the District of Delaware. The chain expects to continue to operate the majority...
7 new, cheap flight options added at regional airports in 2017

7 new, cheap flight options added at regional airports in 2017

Discount airlines flooded regional airports with cheap, new flights to destinations across the globe this year. WOWair, Frontier Airlines and Allegiant Air added new flights in Columbus, Cincinnati and Dayton — lowering airfare for eager travelers in the region. These were some of the best deals added to the region this year: Discount carrier Frontier grew its service with the addition of six...
Springfield man accused of robbing home with kitchen knife

Springfield man accused of robbing home with kitchen knife

A Springfield man is facing multiple charges after he allegedly robbed a home with a kitchen knife and threatened to kill a woman if she called 9-1-1, according to a police report. MORE: Springfield woman charged after allegedly shaking 2-month-old baby William G. Dufner, Jr., 33, of 2128 W. Possum Rd., has been charged with one count each of aggravated burglary, aggravated robbery and aggravated...
Is the ‘man flu’ real? Scientists claim men experience worse flu symptoms

Is the ‘man flu’ real? Scientists claim men experience worse flu symptoms

Don’t accuse men of overreacting when they’re sick — the “man flu” is real, scientists claim. A scientist is arguing that men might experience worse cold and flu symptoms than women. Dr. Kyle Sue, a clinical assistant professor in family medicine form the Memorial University of Newfoundland, published an article in the British Medical Journal that argues there are many...
Clark State applies for 1st of its kind Bachelor’s degree in Ohio

Clark State applies for 1st of its kind Bachelor’s degree in Ohio

Clark State Community College is a step closer to offering its first Bachelor’s degree, which its leaders say would be the first of its kind in Ohio and is needed to fill a skills gap. The school wants to offer a baccalaureate degree in manufacturing technology management. The school’s application has been posted to the Ohio Department of Higher Education website for public comment. It&rsquo...
4 delicious sparkling wines for $25 or under

4 delicious sparkling wines for $25 or under

Tis the season to toast, and get a little toasted. The holiday season is here, a new year is upon us and there is no better way to celebrate than to pop open a bottle of bubbles.  To me, sparkling wines are the perfect drink to celebrate the season: they are dry, crisp, and bubbly! I love all things sparkling wines: champagne, cava, prosecco, you name it. They are all delicious. And the...
More snow heading for Miami Valley on Wednesday

More snow heading for Miami Valley on Wednesday

Snow showers/squalls ending as skies clear tonight Another clipper means return of snow showers Wednesday Warming trend expected for the weekend  TONIGHT: Skies gradually clear. Temperatures drop into the lower middle teens. Wind chills will be in the single digits, Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell said. WEDNESDAY:  Clouds will increase in the morning with snow showers...
Champaign County Pet of the Week

Champaign County Pet of the Week

Baxter is a 4 ½-month old male Boxer/Hound mix. He was surrendered to us by his owner. Look at those eyes - all he wants is someone to love him. Baxter is a playful puppy who will make some lucky family a wonderful companion. He is up to date on vaccinations (including rabies) and is scheduled to be neutered. Come visit Baxter at the Paws Animal Shelter, 1535 W. U.S. Highway 36, in Urbana....
Muslims, Christians team up to donate to Springfield soup kitchen

Muslims, Christians team up to donate to Springfield soup kitchen

These packs don’t come in ribbons or colorful wrapping paper, but they may as well in the eyes of those who receive them. Around 100 members of the Miami Valley Islamic Association and Champion City Vineyard Church met at the Masjid Al-Madina Mosque on Sunday, Dec. 10 to pack numerous items to be donated to the Springfield Soup Kitchen. RELATED: Springfield church, mosque featured in CBS documentary...
GOP governor candidate Jim Renacci picks Cincinnati councilwoman as his running mate

GOP governor candidate Jim Renacci picks Cincinnati councilwoman as his running mate

Republican candidate for governor U.S. Rep. Jim Renacci announced Monday that Cincinnati Councilwoman Amy Murray will be his running mate in the 2018 GOP primary. “I think the real key is ‘back to business, not business as usual,’” said Renacci in announcing Murray as part of his team. He made the announcement at a news conference in Cincinnati, and held a second event later...
4-star WR Chase Cota commits to UCLA over Oregon, USC

4-star WR Chase Cota commits to UCLA over Oregon, USC

Chase Cota, a 4-star wide receiver from Medford, Oregon, committed to the UCLA Bruins on Wednesday. He chose the Bruins over offers from Oregon, USC, Alabama and others. For some time it seemed as if Cota was a lock to go to Oregon. His father played for the Ducks, his cousin is Brady Breeze, an Oregon safety and he was a high-priority target for the program. He was also the...
Former Kansas State OC Dana Dimel stocking UTEP staff with Wildcats

Former Kansas State OC Dana Dimel stocking UTEP staff with Wildcats

Dana Dimel spent nine seasons at Kansas State, and now that he’s the head coach at UTEP, he’s trying to bring a little bit of Manhattan, Kan., to El Paso. According to Bruce Feldman at Sports Illustrated, Dimel is filling out his staff with a couple of men that have ties to Kansas State. Mike Cox, the former linebackers coach for the Wildcats, will reportedly be...
Pinapple on pizza debate settled on Paul Finebaum Show, compared to Auburn-Alabama rivalry

Pinapple on pizza debate settled on Paul Finebaum Show, compared to Auburn-Alabama rivalry

If there is a more heated debate in America right now than the ongoing one between Auburn and Alabama fans, then it is between people who put pineapple on pizza and those who find it strange and disgusting. The two collided on Wednesday on The Paul Finebaum Show, as Joe Carlucci, a 4-time World Pizza Champion and a pioneer in the industry, used an interesting metaphor when...
UCLA QB Josh Rosen projected No. 2 overall in ESPN 2018 NFL Mock Draft

UCLA QB Josh Rosen projected No. 2 overall in ESPN 2018 NFL Mock Draft

UCLA junior Josh Rosen is usually very outspoken, but has yet to make his intentions clear regarding the 2018 NFL Draft. Rosen is eligible to enter the draft this year, but could also opt to stay at UCLA for another season and play for new coach Chip Kelly. For his part, Rosen has only said, via Twitter, that he has not made any decision regarding the draft. Rosen is regarded...
USC QB Sam Darnold projected No. 1 overall in ESPN 2018 NFL Mock Draft

USC QB Sam Darnold projected No. 1 overall in ESPN 2018 NFL Mock Draft

USC redshirt sophomore QB Sam Darnold has been incredibly quiet when it comes to his thought process regarding the 2018 NFL Draft. Darnold is eligible to enter the draft this year, but could also stay at USC for another year or two. Darnold is regarded as one of the top potential prospects in the 2018 NFL Draft, should he decide to enter it. In his first mock draft of...
Tom Hanks jokes about ‘The Post’ co-star Meryl Streep calling her ‘high maintenance’

Tom Hanks jokes about ‘The Post’ co-star Meryl Streep calling her ‘high maintenance’

When Hollywood legend Tom Hanks appeared on “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” to promote his new movie “The Post,” he managed to find time to take a few playful jabs at his co-star and fellow Hollywood legend Meryl Streep. Colbert and Hanks were having a friendly chat when Colbert mentioned the veteran actress. Hanks rolled his eyes and said, “You mean, can I just...
Man stuns fellow drivers by stripping naked, jumping on cars

Man stuns fellow drivers by stripping naked, jumping on cars

Wild footage taken during a Tuesday afternoon Incident shows a naked man running down a highway and jumping onto vehicles after crashing his own truck — causing the road to close to traffic. Police responded to a call about an accident near Washington Dulles International Airport and a man possibly fleeing the scene without his clothes on. According to officers, one of the drivers...
Zach’s Mail Stack: Where does Florida stand with QB commit Matt Corral?

Zach’s Mail Stack: Where does Florida stand with QB commit Matt Corral?

“Zach’s Mail Stack” is a weekly mailbag with SEC Country reporter Zach Abolverdi, who has covered Florida recruiting since 2010. This week Abolverdi addresses where the Gators stand with Matt Corral and former receiver commits Jacob Copeland and Ja’Marr Chase.  Abolverdi: The Gators are in good shape...
Oklahoma owns dominant recent history against SEC opponents

Oklahoma owns dominant recent history against SEC opponents

We’ve all heard the perpetual narrative of the SEC being the best conference in college football. After winning seven straight national titles from January 2007 through January 2013 and another since with Alabama in January 2016, the SEC became the first conference in history this month to send two teams to the College Football Playoff. Alabama and Georgia both cracked...
Cowboys QB Dak Prescott ‘saddened’ by Carson Wentz’s injury

Cowboys QB Dak Prescott ‘saddened’ by Carson Wentz’s injury

Dak Prescott and Carson Wentz will always be linked. The two quarterbacks were part of the same draft class, reside in the NFC East and represent the new wave of promising young NFL quarterbacks. Even though the Dallas Cowboys and Philadelphia Eagles are bitter rivals, Prescott hated to see his peer suffer a season-ending ACL injury in Week 14. “Just saddened by the...
Cam Heyward on Patriots QB Tom Brady: ‘You have to be willing to play the game with him’

Cam Heyward on Patriots QB Tom Brady: ‘You have to be willing to play the game with him’

Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Cam Heyward has played against New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady four times during his seven-year NFL career. Heyward was on injured reserve when the Steelers lost to the Patriots in last season’s AFC Championship Game. However, he will go up against Brady for the fifth time on Sunday. It is a huge matchup with the top seed in...
Notre Dame football: Mike McGlinchey and Quenton Nelson nearly achieved something nobody has since 1946

Notre Dame football: Mike McGlinchey and Quenton Nelson nearly achieved something nobody has since 1946

Notre Dame left guard Quenton Nelson is a unanimous All-American, and left tackle Mike McGlinchey was one first team finish away from earning the same honor. Those are spectacular feats on the surface. But dig into the record books, and they look even more impressive. That’s because you have to go back more than 70 years to find the last time a school had two players...
Patriots star explains why he’s thrilled they signed WR Kenny Britt

Patriots star explains why he’s thrilled they signed WR Kenny Britt

The New England Patriots signed wide receiver Kenny Britt, and safety Devin McCourty was asked exactly what he thought of bringing in the free agent so close to the end of the year. “He’s a Rutgers guy,” said McCourty in an interview posted by ESPN’s Mike Reiss. “So we need to expand on that. We know what that means.” McCourty went to Rutgers...
Report: Herm Edwards wants Texas Tech’s David Gibbs to be his DC

Report: Herm Edwards wants Texas Tech’s David Gibbs to be his DC

David Gibbs helped Texas Tech’s defense turn the corner from a complete joke into a functioning unit, and now he’s in the sights of other head coaches, according to SI’s Bruce Feldman. Losing David Gibbs would be a massive blow to the Red Raiders. Defensive coordinator was a position that used to be a revolving door at Texas Tech, and Gibbs brought stability...
Tennessee needs more ‘chaos’ on defense with No. 7 North Carolina looming

Tennessee needs more ‘chaos’ on defense with No. 7 North Carolina looming

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee had one of the stingiest defenses in the country to begin the season. Teams struggled to move the basketball and get open shots. But the No. 20 Vols have lost focus on defense too often in their last two games. Sophomore forward Grant Williams said before practice Wednesday that this has been a focus in recent practices. “Just getting back to what...
Ole Miss’ Deontay Anderson not transferring to Michigan, per report

Ole Miss’ Deontay Anderson not transferring to Michigan, per report

Michigan football landed Shea Patterson from Mississippi, but former teammate Deontay Anderson won’t be following him to Ann Arbor. Anderson, a second-year safety for Ole Miss, tweeted the following on Wednesday: Additionally, TheWolverine’s Andrew Vailliencourt reports Anderson told him “his transcripts did not go through, which is why he won’t be...
AL sen.-elect Doug Jones says message of ‘common ground’ resonated with voters

AL sen.-elect Doug Jones says message of ‘common ground’ resonated with voters

Alabama’s new U.S. senator-elect, Democrat Doug Jones, says he wants to find common ground after a hard-fought, come-from-behind victory against Republican candidate Roy Moore Tuesday night. Jones, in his first press conference as the state’s new senator, told reporters Wednesday “this has been an amazing night,” referring to his victory in the special election to fill...
Oklahoma mailbag: Sooners set for early signing period, Rose Bowl health, 2018 outlook

Oklahoma mailbag: Sooners set for early signing period, Rose Bowl health, 2018 outlook

In one week, No. 2 Oklahoma starts filling its recruiting cupboard for 2018 and then turns its attention to No. 3 Georgia in the College Football Playoff semifinal in the Rose Bowl. Questions about the next game dominate this week’s mailbag. Seems like most fans are adjusting to the National Signing Day madness moving up to December. Can’t blame them. The early...
Prince Harry, Meghan Markle to spend holidays with royal family

Prince Harry, Meghan Markle to spend holidays with royal family

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are reportedly breaking tradition again with their holiday plans. Kensington Palace confirmed that the former “Suits” star will be spending the holidays with her soon-to-be in-laws at Queen Elizabeth’s private estate in Norfolk, England. “You can expect to see the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince Harry and Ms. Markle at Sandringham on Christmas...
Report: Mississippi State offers LB coach job to San Francisco 49ers defensive quality control coach Tem Lukabu

Report: Mississippi State offers LB coach job to San Francisco 49ers defensive quality control coach Tem Lukabu

Mississippi State reportedly has offered its linebackers coach job to someone with NFL ties. On Wednesday, Football Scoop’s Doug Samuels reported Bulldogs coach Joe Moorhead and defensive coordinator Bob Shoop have offered the program’s linebackers coach position to San Francisco 49ers defensive quality control coach Tem Lukabu. Lukabu has worked in the...
USC coach Clay Helton named finalist for Bear Bryant Coach of the Year Award

USC coach Clay Helton named finalist for Bear Bryant Coach of the Year Award

USC head coach Clay Helton has been named one of seven finalists for the Bear Bryant Award, given annually to the nation’s top head coach. Helton helped lead the Trojans to an 11-2 record and the Pac-12 Conference title. While Stanford coach David Shaw was named the Pac-12 Coach of the Year by the conference, Helton has a shot at an even bigger honor. The other candidates...
What impresses Auburn’s Gus Malzahn most about UCF’s undefeated run ahead of Peach Bowl

What impresses Auburn’s Gus Malzahn most about UCF’s undefeated run ahead of Peach Bowl

AUBURN, Ala. — According to Auburn football coach Gus Malzahn, there won’t be any overlooking UCF in the upcoming Peach Bowl. Auburn will face UCF, the only undefeated team left in the FBS, on New Year’s Day in Atlanta. While Malzahn spoke highly of several areas about the Group of 5 Knights, he is most impressed with how Scott Frost’s teams pulled out close games...
Former Nebraska assistant has ‘mixed emotions’ on Scott Frost preparing for UCF bowl with a Cornhuskers heart

Former Nebraska assistant has ‘mixed emotions’ on Scott Frost preparing for UCF bowl with a Cornhuskers heart

Urban Meyer rocked. Mike Price got rolled. Scott Frost walking the sidelines at the Peach Bowl wearing a Central Florida polo over a Nebraska Cornhuskers heart — and, more importantly, a Cornhuskers contract — could go down a couple of roads, including ones with historical potholes. It takes a special head to wear two hats simultaneously and not lose your head in...
Search committee member recalls Mike Leach’s ‘bizarre’ interview at Maryland following Texas Tech firing

Search committee member recalls Mike Leach’s ‘bizarre’ interview at Maryland following Texas Tech firing

It’s now been eight years since Mike Leach was fired from his position as Texas Tech football’s head coach. Leach has since found his home at Washington State, but the pirate-loving architect of the “air-raid” offense was on the brink of landing the job at Maryland before he eventually took the job in Pullman, Wash several years later. Leach interviewed with the...
Mike McCarthy gives a statement on Aaron Rodgers

Mike McCarthy gives a statement on Aaron Rodgers

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is going to start against the Carolina Panthers. He broke his right collarbone on Oct. 15. Reports have indicated that Rodgers himself has really been pushing to come back and play. There are some who say he’s taking an unnecessary risk by rushing back. On Wednesday, coach Mike McCarthy weighed in. “Aaron’s super...
Second implosion scheduled to bring down remainder of Georgia Dome

Second implosion scheduled to bring down remainder of Georgia Dome

The portions of the Georgia Dome that remained standing after the building’s implosion last month will be brought down next week, officials said Wednesday. A “supplemental implosion” has been scheduled for Dec. 20 at 1 a.m. to demolish a long wall on the stadium’s east end and a structure around Gate B on the northwest corner. The Georgia World Congress...
Archdeacon: Wright State big man a true student-athlete

Archdeacon: Wright State big man a true student-athlete

As he sat in the Mills Morgan Center waiting for basketball practice to begin the other day, he was asked about the one glitch in his career. “I don’t like to think about it,” Parker Ernsthausen, Wright State’s 6-foot-11 center, said with a tiny shake of the head, then a slight smile. »WRIGHT STATE INSIDER: Golfer Sipe earns degree as he contemplates future Was he referring...
Broncos, Colts announce final Week 15 injury report

Broncos, Colts announce final Week 15 injury report

The Denver Broncos released their final injury report ahead on Thursday’s game against the Indianapolis Colts. Nose tackle Domata Peko was the lone player listed as questionable for the Broncos, per the team’s official website. Safety Justin Simmons was placed on injured reserve on Wednesday with an ankle injury. On offense, quarterback Paxton Lynch...
State attorneys general ask FCC to delay net neutrality vote

State attorneys general ask FCC to delay net neutrality vote

The attorneys general of nearly 20 states asked the Federal Communications Commission to delay a vote on changing the country’s net neutrality rules as they investigate reports that impersonators posted hundreds of thousands of fake comments on the commission’s notice of the proposed change. “If the well of public comment has been poisoned by falsified submissions, the Commission...
ESPN’s Todd McShay has Broncos drafting QB Josh Allen in first round

ESPN’s Todd McShay has Broncos drafting QB Josh Allen in first round

The Denver Broncos still need a starting quarterback, and ESPN’s Todd McShay believes they will address that issue in the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft. McShay released his first mock for the 2018 draft, and has the Broncos selecting Wyoming quarterback Josh Allen. Prior to the start of the 2017 college football season, the projected top three quarterbacks were Allen...
WATCH: NBA star Anthony Davis surprises family with Christmas presents, new car

WATCH: NBA star Anthony Davis surprises family with Christmas presents, new car

Former Kentucky and current New Orleans center Anthony Davis is one of the best and most popular players in the NBA at this moment, as his prowess on both the offensive and defensive side of the ball makes the Pelicans one of the most exciting teams to watch. On Wednesday, he was making a family’s day off the court, as he presented the kids with Christmas gifts and surprises...
Kentucky Insider: How will John Calipari and the Wildcats finish 2018 recruiting class?

Kentucky Insider: How will John Calipari and the Wildcats finish 2018 recruiting class?

EDITOR’S NOTE: Kentucky Insider is a new weekly column in which SEC Country will take Big Blue Nation behind the curtain for a peek at the pursuit of UK basketball’s ninth national championship.  LEXINGTON, Ky. — John Calipari could stop right now and have a terrific 2018 recruiting class. Of course, stopping with some elite talent isn’t how...
Report details how Gus Malzahn almost ended up at Maryland in 2010

Report details how Gus Malzahn almost ended up at Maryland in 2010

Gus Malzahn was reportedly very much in the mix for the Maryland head coaching position back in 2010. The Terrapins would go on to hire Randy Edsall, and their athletic director Kevin Anderson said at the time that only Edsall and Mike Leach interviewed on campus. Now it seems we know why Malzahn never made it on that plane to Maryland when he was Auburn offensive coordinator ...
Miami recruiting mailbag: What would Josh Jobe flip mean for Hurricanes?

Miami recruiting mailbag: What would Josh Jobe flip mean for Hurricanes?

National Signing Day may be two months away, but the busiest week of the Miami recruiting calendar has arrived. The new early signing period is only a week away and the Hurricanes should have at least a dozen of their commits sign National Letters of Intent. It should be a triumphant day for Miami, which will hit the new year with a recruiting class ranked in the top 5 and...
Redshirt freshman QB transferring from North Carolina

Redshirt freshman QB transferring from North Carolina

UNC redshirt freshman quarterback Logan Byrd has received his release and will transfer. Byrd announced his decision on Twitter. Byrd came to UNC in January 2016 from Veterans High School (Kathleen, Georgia). Byrd redshirted his freshman season at UNC and was fourth on the depth chart in 2017. Byrd, who has three years of eligibility remaining. was anticipated to being behind...
Report: Washington State DC Alex Grinch draws interest from Arkansas, Texas A&M

Report: Washington State DC Alex Grinch draws interest from Arkansas, Texas A&M

Washington State defensive coordinator Alex Grinch reportedly has received interest from two SEC schools. On Wednesday, former Washington quarterback and current 710 ESPN radio host Brock Huard said Grinch is considering “multiple job offers,” including from Arkansas and Texas A&M. The analyst added that he’ll be surprised if Grinch remains at Washington ...
Nebraska football adds six games to future schedules

Nebraska football adds six games to future schedules

Nebraska football has added six games to its schedules, starting with the 2020 season. The Huskers added three games against South Dakota State, two games against North Dakota and one game against Georgia Southern. The first two teams are in the FCS; Big Ten teams can schedule FCS teams in seasons when there are only four conference home games. Georgia Southern is a member...
Kris Jenner buys home across from Kim Kardashian, Kanye West

Kris Jenner buys home across from Kim Kardashian, Kanye West

Kris Jenner is now the proud owner of a mansion that has six bedrooms, eight baths, a movie theater and a workout room, according to People, and her new property is close to where one of her daughters lives. Across the street is the home owned by her daughter Kim Kardashian West and son-in-law Kanye West. The housing arrangement is not new for the stars. The couple  lived with...
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