Local county now letting women inmates pick up trash on side of road

Women inmates at the Clark County Jail are being given the opportunity to pick up trash on the side of the road. Previously, only men inmates were allowed to pick up trash while women inmates earned credit on their jail time by working in the laundry. Clark County Sheriff Deb Burchett said gender roles are outdated and now the women inmates can labor on the side of the road, too. “We are picking...


Fatal teen crashes turns focus to license laws, driver safety

Fatal teen crashes turns focus to license laws, driver safety

Five area teens have been killed in car accidents in the last four months and Ohio State Highway Patrol statistics show teens are at a high risk being involved in a fatal crash. Statistics show 59 drivers and 32 passengers ages 16 to 20 across Ohio have died this year in vehicle crashes, according to OSP. The numbers are down slightly from last year, but overall the number of people killed in car...
Student of the Week Catholic Central High School

Student of the Week Catholic Central High School

Name: Mary Ritter School: Catholic Central High School Grade: 11 Age: 16 Extra-curricular: Cross Country, Track, Piano, 4-H, Ohio Healthy Living Advocate, Key Club Claim to fame/honors: Honor Roll of Distinction, Coach’s Award for track, Words you live by: “Quiet people have the loudest minds.” –Stephen Hawking Toughest challenge: Managing time for school, sports and activities...
Athlete of the Week Catholic Central High School

Athlete of the Week Catholic Central High School

Name: Dominic DeWitt School: Catholic Central High School Grade: 12 Age: 18 Sports: Baseball, Basketball, Football Claim to fame/honors: Baseball: 1st team all OHC, Football: 2nd team OHC, Scholar Athlete Words you live by: “Live every moment like it’s your last.” Toughest opponent: Myself Biggest influence: My family Game-day rituals: Getting a foot-long spicy Italian sub from Subway...
Updated: 2 inches of snow falls in parts of region

Updated: 2 inches of snow falls in parts of region

A clipper brought snow showers throughout Saturday afternoon and evening, measuring as much as 2 inches in Piqua to ½ inch in Lebanon. Most spots reached about 1 inch. In all areas, the snowfall led to numerous crashes and slide-offs as roadways became slick. Following are snowfall totals reported as of 11 a.m., Dec. 10, by the National Weather Service in Wilmington: 2 inches Piqua (Miami County)...
Northwestern superintendent on leave for ‘unprofessional conduct’

Northwestern superintendent on leave for ‘unprofessional conduct’

Northwestern Local Schools Superintendent Jesse Steiner has been placed on administrative leave while the school board investigates allegations of unprofessional behavior, according to a statement from the board’s attorney. “The superintendent is aware of the investigation and is not reporting to work to allow for a thorough and expeditious investigation,” the statement says. &ldquo...
Slick conditions lead to crashes across Miami Valley

Slick conditions lead to crashes across Miami Valley

Medics and law enforcement officers are busy keeping up with all the crashes in the region. Temperatures are dropping and the snow is still falling. The majority of accidents are minor, but there are reports of slick spots, particularly on hills, that are impassable. Road crews also are busy treating roads throughout the area.  Road crews are putting salt down across the Miami Valley as temperatures...
In Case You Missed It: 4 crime stories from this week

In Case You Missed It: 4 crime stories from this week

Missed a few stories this week? Here are four crime stories reported on by the Springfield News-Sun. A Springfield man who was originally arrested for outstanding traffic warrants allegedly had drugs fall out of his clothing as he was booked into the Clark County Jail. Christian Dearmond, 24, was arrested in November and police allegedly found a scale, cash and marijuana in a car in which he was a...

Flu cases increase, first case admitted at Dayton Children’s

The flu season appears to be coming early this year to the region, with children among those at high risk from the virus. The Ohio Department of Health said the state is above the five-year average for the number of cases reported this time of year and “significantly higher” than the same time last year. There have been 92 flu-associated hospitalizations reported in Ohio for the week ending...
Best yet? Graham wrestling lineup loaded with NCAA D-I talent

Best yet? Graham wrestling lineup loaded with NCAA D-I talent

All indications are Graham is fielding its deepest and best wrestling team in rich program history. That’s like saying which of the many Steelers’ Super Bowl champions was the best team. But there’s merit in the Falcons’ lofty expectations. Five of Graham’s returnees are defending state champions and two own multiple titles. Another four Falcons placed at state last season...
Children’s procession, mass start Latino community holiday celebrations

Children’s procession, mass start Latino community holiday celebrations

Part of the fun of the holiday season is not just the comfort of the familiar, but also discovering others’ traditions. The Latin American Catholic Community will soon experience several of its festive days starting with “Las Mananitas” for Our Lady of Guadalupe. MORE: Springfield Farmer’s Market plans trial run at winter hours Springfield’s St. Teresa Catholic Church...
Stafford: Gifted friend will never know how much he was valued

Stafford: Gifted friend will never know how much he was valued

A week ago Saturday, on a day I should have been reading a Facebook notification asking me to help Jason Hurst celebrate his 51st birthday, I instead stood with others in a room at the V.F.W. Post on East Main Street in Springfield remembering his life. Like most obituaries, the one I’d read online a few days earlier listed some of the essentials. MORE: Let it snow: 4 things you might not know...
Yellow Springs lodging tax to cost Airbnb renters, local hotel guests

Yellow Springs lodging tax to cost Airbnb renters, local hotel guests

If you want to rent a room to travelers in Yellow Springs — a practice that residents say has a long tradition in the village — starting next year you might need a permit and have to tack a lodging tax onto the guests’ bills. STAY CONNECTED: Greene County News on Facebook Village officials are implementing a 3 percent lodging tax effective Jan. 1, a move that will not only affect...
Clouds and more snow expected over coming days

Clouds and more snow expected over coming days

Mainly clear skies are expected this evening, Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Brett Collar said. Temperatures will fall into the 20s. Clouds return tonight Chance for snow returns this week Low temperatures remain >> What are the chances for a White Christmas? Overnight: Clouds build in overnight, which will be cold with lows in the lower to middle 20s. Monday: Mostly cloudy skies...
Depth pays big dividends as Springfield tops Beavercreek

Depth pays big dividends as Springfield tops Beavercreek

Isaiah Carson didn’t expect his starting backcourt to be injured and on the bench when his Springfield Wildcats opened conference play this basketball season. But with Greater Western Ohio Conference National East rival Beavercreek in town for the second game of the season, that’s what Carson faced. He’s eager for senior Michael Wallace and junior Jay Rodgers to return to the lineup...
Springfield businesses broken into; bricks, rocks found at scene

Springfield businesses broken into; bricks, rocks found at scene

Springfield Police are investigating several break-ins at local businesses. Five businesses on the city’s west side were broken into overnight Thursday into Friday, according to police. The businesses included two hair salons, an automotive business, a drive-thru, and a pub. RELATED : Springfield man indicted on trafficking, possession charges Manhattan Styling Salon, 1329 W. First St....
Springfield man charged in sex assault against teen

Springfield man charged in sex assault against teen

A Springfield man is accused of touching a 16-year-old’s private parts when he thought the teen was asleep, according to an affidavit filed in Clark County Municipal Court. Eric Kelly, 38, is charged in Clark County Municipal Court with gross sexual imposition. Kelly pleaded not guilty to the charges and was issued an own recognizes bond by Clark County Municipal Court Judge Denise Moody. The...
What are the chances for a White Christmas?

What are the chances for a White Christmas?

Children and adults alike look forward to the holiday season. As a meteorologist, one of the most common question asked is, "will we have a White Christmas?" After some deep digging, I found that on average the Miami Valley has had a 25 percent chance (1 in 4)  of having one.  By definition, at least 1 inch of snow must be on the ground Christmas Day to be considered a White Christmas...
Should Ohio legalize recreational marijuana? Issue could be heading back to voters

Should Ohio legalize recreational marijuana? Issue could be heading back to voters

Ohioans may be voting again on full legalization of marijuana. Jimmy Gould, a backer of the 2015 statewide ballot issue, is expected to announce Monday that he and others are backing the “Free Market Adult Consumption of Marijuana” ballot issue in November 2018. Ian James, Gould’s business partner at Green Light Acquisitions, LLC, said the amendment will seek to legalize adult use...
Teen enters plea on charges in crash that killed 2 Greenon students

Teen enters plea on charges in crash that killed 2 Greenon students

An 18-year-old man denied charges of aggravated vehicular homicide and operating a vehicle while intoxicated in the traffic crash deaths of two Greenon student-athletes.   Trey Blevins entered not guilty pleas Friday in Greene County Judge Stephen Wolaver’s courtroom.   Blevins, a 2017 Greenon High School graduate, appeared in court with his attorney, Jon Paul Rion, and remains...
Clark County Municipal Court cases

Clark County Municipal Court cases

CASES CALLED WEDNESDAY INCLUDED: Joseph Adkins, 61, of London, OVI, failure to control, dismissed. Quentin Baxter, 45, of New Carlisle, OVI, guilty, three days jail with three days suspended, 12 months driver’s license suspension, credit for time served for driver’s intervention program, fined $375. Heidi M. Evans, 44, of 1733 Columbus Road, OVI, guilty, 33 days jail with 33 days suspended...
Trebein to close as part of large Greene County water system project

Trebein to close as part of large Greene County water system project

Trebein Road will be closed this weekend to accommodate work to install new water mains in Greene County. Trebein will be closed north of Dayton-Xenia and Hilltop roads. The road will close at 7 a.m. Saturday and reopen at 6 a.m. Monday, according to the Greene County Sanitary Engineering Department. Motorists will be able to get around the closure by taking Dayton-Xenia Road to Ankeney Road and then...
Springfield man indicted on trafficking, possession charges

Springfield man indicted on trafficking, possession charges

Springfield police say while searching a man while booking him into jail on a warrant, drugs continually fell from his clothes. MORE: Man threatens woman with butter knife, overdoses, police say Christian Dearmond, 24, of Springfield, was arrested on traffic warrants in November, according to a police affidavit, but during his arrest they say they found a digital scale, cash and some marijuana inside...
5 easy ways to support local military families during holiday season

5 easy ways to support local military families during holiday season

This holiday season, there are a few simple ways to give back to military families and veterans who are in need of support in their communities. In Dayton, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base has more 7,000 active duty military service members and 13,000 civilians working on base. There are also approximately 90,000 retirees within a 100-mile radius who also use services at the base, according to the...
Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

COMMON PLEAS COURT NEW SUITS 17-CV-0643 - The Huntington National Bank, Columbus, v. Amanda N. Sam, Columbus, et al., complaint in foreclosure for property located at 2462 S. Burnett Road for $36,632. 17-CV-0681 - Security National Bank, Division of The Park National Bank fka Security National Bank & Trust Company, 40 S. Limestone St., v. Dewaine A. Blair, Enon, et al., complaint in foreclosure for...
No smoke and mirrors here: 4 things to do this weekend

No smoke and mirrors here: 4 things to do this weekend

Winter temperatures have started to make it feel more like Christmas outside, but that’s no reason to lock yourself away for the season. Here are four events in the greater Springfield area to get you out and about and dazzled by the holiday season. The Illusionists: Live from Broadway Enjoy the spectacular sights of some of the best magicians on Earth as the Illusionists bring their tour to...
Air Force continues to address shortage of aircraft maintainers

Air Force continues to address shortage of aircraft maintainers

A massive shortfall of Air Force aircraft maintainers that caused “severe turbulence” in manning has dropped from thousands to hundreds, the service branch said. The Air Force has a shortage of about 400 maintainers on active duty, a significant drop from a gap of 3,400 a year ago and 4,000 in 2015, a spokeswoman said. Despite the gains, getting seasoned maintainers to repair the oldest...
Logan County superintendent in child sex case sues for job back

Logan County superintendent in child sex case sues for job back

The former Logan County superintendent fired after he was charged with sexually assaulting a girl has sued the district to get his job back. Also, the criminal cases against the superintendent and his wife, the superintendent at Midwest Regional Educational Center, will go to trial together in February. Patrick O’Donnell, the former superintendent at Indian Lake Schools, says in a lawsuit filed...
Suspect in Lachey's bar shooting turns himself in

Suspect in Lachey's bar shooting turns himself in

Police say the suspect in the Thanksgiving day shooting of a bar manager at singer Nick Lachey's Cincinnati restaurant has turned himself in. A grand jury has indicted 36-year-old Lavoris Hightower on charges of attempted murder, two counts of felonious assault, having a weapon under disability and tampering with evidence. Hightower turned himself in Thursday night. His attorney says police identified...
This is the ‘official’ beer of Ohio -- do you agree?

This is the ‘official’ beer of Ohio -- do you agree?

Dayton is a city that loves beer, makes beer, and is proud of its beer.  That’s why we’ve got to discuss this: some folks at Thrillist took it upon themselves to designate the “official beers” of all 50 states.  We appreciate their effort, but being the commensurate beer drinkers we are in this city, we have some questions about their methods.  Ohio’s ...
Northwestern treasurer set to retire after 27 years

Northwestern treasurer set to retire after 27 years

The Northwestern Local school treasurer is set to retire at the end of the month after 27 years at the district. David Bollheimer started working for the district on Dec. 1, 1990 and said he is proud of his career. “It is a good district and they have treated me well,” Bollheimer said. “It is a good place to be.” The Northwestern Local Board of Education is in the process of...
Snowfall to start weekend, thanks to Canadian clipper

Snowfall to start weekend, thanks to Canadian clipper

Clouds will increase late. Temperatures overnight will drop into the upper teens, Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell said. Cold, increasing clouds overnight Snow showers to start weekend More clippers to affect region next week Saturday:  On and off snow showers expected, more numerous late in the day and early evening. It will be blustery and cold with highs in the lower 30s...
Controversial Ohio Justice O’Neill to step down from bench on Jan. 26 and run for governor

Controversial Ohio Justice O’Neill to step down from bench on Jan. 26 and run for governor

Ohio Supreme Court Justice Bill O’Neill will resign from the court Jan. 26, according to a letter he sent Friday to Ohio Gov. John Kasich, who accepted the resignation.   Kasich, a Republican, will pick a successor to O’Neill, who is the court’s only Democrat. No timetable has been set, but a spokesman for Kasich said a committee will screen candidates and then make recommendations...
Springfield nurse practitioner’s license suspended amid state probe

Springfield nurse practitioner’s license suspended amid state probe

A nurse practitioner accused of running a pain management clinic without a license is no longer allowed to work as a nurse. The Ohio Nursing Board has suspended Douglas L. Shrewsbury’s licenses to work as a registered nurse, a certified nurse practitioner and his certificate to prescribe, according to the nursing board’s website. Shrewsbury was under investigation for allegedly operating...
Clipper system to arrive in region by weekend

Clipper system to arrive in region by weekend

The weather pattern that has enveloped the region can be very conducive to "clipper systems." These storm systems originate from Canada and move rapidly across the Great Lakes. They usually bring quick bursts of light to moderate snow along with gusty winds. They also typically bring a rapid drop in temperatures after they move by. But there are several different names given to these clipper...
Congress passes stopgap spending bill to avert weekend shutdown

Congress passes stopgap spending bill to avert weekend shutdown

The House and Senate on Thursday passed a stopgap spending bill to prevent a government shutdown this weekend and buy time for challenging talks on a wide range of unfinished business on Capitol Hill. The measure passed on a vote of 235-193 in the House and 81-14 in the Senate, and would keep the government running through Dec. 22. The resolution was set to be sent to President Donald Trump for his...
Let it snow: 4 things you might not know about Mad River Mountain

Let it snow: 4 things you might not know about Mad River Mountain

Snow lovers, rejoice. Colder temperatures have finally settled into the Miami Valley for the season and the folks at Mad River Mountain are already firing up their snow cannons to make the perfect conditions for lots of winter fun. But do you know the history behind the local winter hot spot? Here are four things you might not know about Ohio’s largest ski resort. Mad River Mountain opened...
Mad River Mountain making snow as temperatures fall

Mad River Mountain making snow as temperatures fall

Mad River Mountain has started making snow as temperatures have fallen below freezing, however an opening day for the 2017-2018 season at the ski slopes has not been announced. The snow making started around 2 a.m. Wednesday and is expected to continue through at least Friday, according to Mad River Mountain. This year will be the 56th season for the ski hill. Last year, Mad River Mountain unveiled...
Clark County Municipal Court cases

Clark County Municipal Court cases

CASES CALLED TUESDAY INCLUDED: Tatyana N. Alexander, 24, of 1541 Narra Pl., domestic violence, dismissed. Justus A. Posey, 19, of Dayton, burglary, forgery, dismissed. Charles E. Shonkwiler, 44, of 317 S. Greenmount Ave., domestic violence, dismissed. Christopher L. Silvers, 39, of 1230 N. Plum St., Apt. 2, domestic violence, guilty, 90 days jail, fined $750. Wayne A. Stinnett, 40, address unknown...
Springfield approves $43 million budget for 2018

Springfield approves $43 million budget for 2018

The city of Springfield approved a more than $43 million budget for next year, which includes a surplus for the first time in eight years due to a recently approved income tax increase. FIRST REPORT: Springfield to use tax increase to hire 7 police officers, pave roads However, one outgoing city commissioner believes Springfield leaders must begin examining cuts and cost saving measures to avoid asking...
Greenon working to improve report card scores

Greenon working to improve report card scores

Greenon Local Schools struggled on their most recent state report card but district leaders say they are working to get better. Greenon Superintendent Brad Silvus said data is being analyzed to figure out where the district needs to improve. “It’s one of those things that we continue to work on and we are really looking at the data and see what areas we needed to keep a focus on,&rdquo...
Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

COMMON PLEAS COURT NEW SUITS 17-CV-0676 - Nationstar Mortgage LLC v. Jason E. Cooper, Enon, complaint in foreclosure for property located at 3723 Raymond Dr., Enon, for $78,809. 17-CV-0677 - Zachary A. Hames and Jerome A. Hames, New Carlisle, v. Deborah E. McCulla and Jonathon L. McCulla, St. Paris, et al., complaint in excess of $25,000 for damages and injuries suffered in an auto accident on Dec...
KeyBank makes large donation to YWCA Dayton renovations

KeyBank makes large donation to YWCA Dayton renovations

KeyBank will donate a grant in support of the YWCA Dayton’s upcoming building renovation. KeyBank Dayton Market and the KeyBank Foundation announced it will give the YWCA Dayton a $250,000 grant for its housing renovation. The renovation project, funded by $17 million in grants and donations, will feature 65 updated permanent supportive housing apartments along with a fully-renovated domestic...
WATCH: Injured Ryan Shazier celebrates Steelers' AFC North win from hospital

WATCH: Injured Ryan Shazier celebrates Steelers' AFC North win from hospital

The Pittsburgh Steelers' Ryan Shazier has been hospitalized for nearly a week after a hit left him with a spine injury in a Monday night game against the Bengals. The team and fans have rallied around the young star linebacker, but other than a tweet and social media comments from family members, he hasn't made any public comments since he was carted off the field in Cincinnati. That changed...
Can you find the camouflaged soldier hidden in this viral photo?

Can you find the camouflaged soldier hidden in this viral photo?

The British Army wants you to test its woodland camouflage. Do you see a soldier in this image? The British Army asked Twitter users to scan the photo — which reportedly was shot in Wales on the Section Commander’s Battle Course — to find the soldier in the scene. >> Read more trending news  A hint, in case you’re having any difficulty: The soldier is not...
Another home burns down in botched attempt to kill bedbugs with rubbing alcohol

Another home burns down in botched attempt to kill bedbugs with rubbing alcohol

Three people were hospitalized and 10 are homeless after a Cincinnati woman attempted to douse a bedbug infestation in her home with rubbing alcohol and started a house fire instead, authorities said. The rubbing alcohol — which is extremely flammable — ignited because of a nearby open flame, according to authorities cited by the New York Post. The ensuing fire caused $250...
Mike Gundy praises Oklahoma State WR James Washington for humility amid success

Mike Gundy praises Oklahoma State WR James Washington for humility amid success

Oklahoma State wide receiver James Washington has plenty to be proud of based on how he played this season. The senior from Stamford, Texas recorded 1,423 receiving yards and 12 touchdowns in 2017 en route to winning the Biletnikoff Award — handed annually to the nation’s top wide receiver. And yet Washington doesn’t seek all of the attention that so many might want in...
Pittsburgh Steelers fans vent their frustrations loudly about officiating on Sunday night

Pittsburgh Steelers fans vent their frustrations loudly about officiating on Sunday night

Pittsburgh Steelers fans at Heinz Field are furious at the officiating on Sunday night. The Steelers are playing their rival, the Baltimore Ravens, and there have been many penalties called. However, two in the second half nearly decided the game. Steelers cornerback Artie Burns was called for two pass interference penalties in Ravens’ territory. Both penalties put the ...

Baker Mayfield, family celebrated Heisman Trophy with Earth, Wind & Fire dance party in hotel room

Baker Mayfield had plenty to celebrate on Saturday after capturing the sixth Heisman Trophy in Oklahoma Sooners history. And what better way to celebrate the special occasion than busting out some dance moves to a few classic tunes? According to the Oklahoman, Mayfield and his family threw a dance party to the tunes of the band Earth, Wind & Fire in his hotel room following the main...
Pregnant woman fatally shot by boyfriend trying to end relationship, police say

Pregnant woman fatally shot by boyfriend trying to end relationship, police say

A man fatally shot his pregnant girlfriend Saturday in an attempt to end the relationship, police said. Keosha Miller, 22, was shot around around 6:59 p.m. in the Faronia Square Townhomes, Memphis police said.  Brandon Freeman was seen by witnesses, fleeing the residence at a high rate of speed, police said. The witnesses called Freeman to check and see if he was OK. He told them "some random...
Penn State announces 2017 team awards: Saquon Barkley wins team MVP

Penn State announces 2017 team awards: Saquon Barkley wins team MVP

The annual banquet honoring Penn State’s football team took place Sunday night and a lot of talented, familiar faces earned awards throughout the evening. Saquon Barkley, the team’s do-it-all back, won team MVP. Along with Barkley winning the overall MVP award was QB Trace McSorley — winning offensive MVP — and safety Marcus Allen winning defensive MVP...
Recent Heisman history brings good and bad for Oklahoma’s national title hopes

Recent Heisman history brings good and bad for Oklahoma’s national title hopes

Oklahoma football is hoping to boast both a Heisman Trophy winner and a national championship this season when the confetti falls at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Ga. on Jan. 8, 2018. Sooners quarterback Baker Mayfield captured the sixth Heisman Trophy in program history on Saturday. With Oklahoma heading to the College Football Playoff, the senior from Austin, Texas is...
US deportation flight returns from Africa with all on board

US deportation flight returns from Africa with all on board

The government’s efforts to deport 92 Somali nationals did not go as planned this week, when the flight encountered some snags in Senegal and returned to the U.S. with all on board. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement released a statement Saturday, saying relief flight crew members were “unable to get sufficient rest due to issues with their hotel in Dakar.”  “The...
Arkansas gets commitment from 2018 in-state CB LaDarrius Bishop

Arkansas gets commitment from 2018 in-state CB LaDarrius Bishop

New Arkansas coach Chad Morris said at his introductory press conference he intends to build a fence around the state to keep the top recruits from heading elsewhere. Sunday evening, he received a major boost in accomplishing that for the 2018 class. Arkansas landed the commitment of Ashdown (Ark.) cornerback LaDarrius Bishop late Sunday. His pledge came following an in-home ...
WATCH: ESPN discusses Outback Bowl, substitutes Mississippi State for South Carolina

WATCH: ESPN discusses Outback Bowl, substitutes Mississippi State for South Carolina

If it was simply in the background playing, this might be difficult to notice, but a closer analysis shows ESPN made a mistake when discussing the Outback Bowl. Instead of naming South Carolina players and running Gamecocks highlights, they showed Mississippi State instead. It clearly shows Bulldog’s highlights even though the lower-third clearly shows Michigan vs. South Carolina...
James Harrison off inactive list, gets some playing time against Ravens

James Harrison off inactive list, gets some playing time against Ravens

Pittsburgh Steelers James Harrison made sure that football fans everywhere knows that he wants no parts of warming the bench. Harrison has not seen any game action for the Steelers since Week 7—that was Oct 22. On Friday he told NBC Sports’ Michele Tafoya that if he had known how little he would be playing, that he would’ve signed somewhere else during the...
Report: Jeremiah Donati to be named TCU’s athletic director

Report: Jeremiah Donati to be named TCU’s athletic director

TCU will reportedly go in-house in finding its new athletic director. According to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Jeremiah Donati will be named TCU’s next director of intercollegiate athletics on Monday, Dec. 11. Donati has been on the university’s staff since 2011. He served as the director of the TCU Frog Club, the school’s booster program, before being...
Iowa LB Josey Jewell wins 2017 Lott IMPACT Trophy

Iowa LB Josey Jewell wins 2017 Lott IMPACT Trophy

Josey Jewell has been an incredible linebacker at Iowa. His 2017 season has been recognized by others more than any other year and his latest award helps prove that. On Sunday night, the senior tackling machine won the 2017 Lott IMPACT Trophy, given to the country’s top defensive player. Jewell has been a monster in everything he’s done this season and being called the country&rsquo...
Former Florida QB Tim Tebow trolls Bob Stoops at Heisman event

Former Florida QB Tim Tebow trolls Bob Stoops at Heisman event

Tim Tebow saw an opportunity to re-live one of Florida’s National Championship on Sunday night, and he didn’t miss it. Speaking at Heisman event with former Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops in attendance, Tebow praised 2017 Heisman winner Baker Mayfield and his two head coaches, Stoops and Lincoln Riley, for their success. But in doing so, Tebow stumbled onto what might be a sour...
Kirk Herbstreit invites bullying victim Keaton Jones to College GameDay

Kirk Herbstreit invites bullying victim Keaton Jones to College GameDay

Say what you want about Kirk Herbstreit, but you can’t bash him for his latest gesture. On social media — and Twitter in particular — Keaton Jones has become a fairly household name. For those who don’t know him, Jones is a boy from Tennessee who has a video that’s gone viral on Twitter. The video is of him talking to his mom about being bullied. The video...
Michigan’s Grant Newsome plans on being ready ‘as soon as possible’

Michigan’s Grant Newsome plans on being ready ‘as soon as possible’

DEARBORN, Mich. — Grant Newsome learned a lot this past season when the Michigan tackle was forced to watch from the sideline as he rehabbed a knee injury that nearly cost him his right leg in 2016. Newsome said Sunday night that he’s trying to “get back on the field as soon as possible” and is hopes to be back competing for the left tackle job before...
Running back prospect Ta’Zhawn Henry decommits from TCU

Running back prospect Ta’Zhawn Henry decommits from TCU

TCU football’s 2018 recruiting class is down one man in the backfield. All-purpose back prospect Ta’Zhawn Henry, a 3-star prospect per the 247Sports composite rankings, de-committed from TCU and re-opened his recruitment on Sunday. Henry wrote in a message on his personal Twitter account that he questioned himself “more than a thousand times” if TCU was ...
Steelers RB Le’Veon Bell had to leave the field during a drive against Ravens

Steelers RB Le’Veon Bell had to leave the field during a drive against Ravens

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell was in the middle of his healthiest season since 2014, until the second quarter of Week 14 against the Baltimore Ravens. Bell had to leave the field during a drive in which the Steelers ended up kicking a field goal to take a 17-7 lead against the Ravens. The NBC Sunday Night Football broadcast showed doctors on the sidelines...
This stat says Virginia Tech is the most successful ACC program of the last 20 years

This stat says Virginia Tech is the most successful ACC program of the last 20 years

The Virginia Tech football program has been a model of consistency over the last 20 years. So much so, in fact, that the Hokies have won more than any ACC school during that span – including the likes of Clemson and Florida State. Check out this stat: Virginia Tech famously hasn’t missed a bowl game since 1992. Sure, the Hokies would love to have a national championship on...
Missouri’s Drew Lock says Josh Heupel’s departure won’t impact NFL decision

Missouri’s Drew Lock says Josh Heupel’s departure won’t impact NFL decision

If Missouri quarterback Drew Lock decides leave Missouri, it won’t be because his offensive coordinator departed first. Lock, who could forego his senior season to enter the 2018 NFL Draft, told the St. Louis Post Dispatch Sunday that former Mizzou offensive coordinator Josh Heupel’s choice to leave Columbia won’t impact his NFL decision. “At the beginning,” Lock told...
Report: Jerry Jones did try one last time to delay Roger Goodell’s contract extension

Report: Jerry Jones did try one last time to delay Roger Goodell’s contract extension

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones apparently did try again to fight NFL commissioner Roger Goodell’s contract extension one more time. All 32 NFL owners had originally voted to allow the compensation committee to go forward with negotiations for Goodell’s contract extension. However, Jones changed his tune in the fall. This was shortly after Goodell issued a six-game...
Kirk Herbstreit invites viral bullying victim, Keaton, to College GameDay set

Kirk Herbstreit invites viral bullying victim, Keaton, to College GameDay set

Keaton, the boy who has gone viral because of his outcry against bullying, now has another star at his back. Kirk Herbstreit, the college football analyst who appears weekly on College GameDay during the season, invited Keaton to go to the set of a College GameDay location next season.   Herbstreit’s tweet quickly garnered over 600 retweets in under 20 minutes. Tennessee quarterback...
Michigan State center Brian Allen receives Michael R. Sadler Scholar Athlete Award

Michigan State center Brian Allen receives Michael R. Sadler Scholar Athlete Award

The Detroit Free Press banquet for the high school football Dream Team took place Sunday night and during it, the Michael R. Sadler Scholar Athlete Award was given out. The award is in honor of Mike Sadler, a former Spartans punter, who died in a car accident in Wisconsin in 2016. He was the first ever four-time Academic All-American in school history. The winner of the award...
ESPN’s David Pollack: Dabo’s not scared of Nick Saban

ESPN’s David Pollack: Dabo’s not scared of Nick Saban

Alabama’s Nick Saban is the most established and accomplished head coach in college football. Most would agree that he’s a significantly better coach than most of his counterparts. But Dabo Swinney certainly doesn’t fall into that category. In fact, according to ESPN college football analyst David Pollack, Swinney is closing the gap on Saban. Here’s...
Report: Eagles fear Carson Wentz suffered knee injury that will end season

Report: Eagles fear Carson Wentz suffered knee injury that will end season

The Philadelphia Eagles are fearing that for quarterback Carson Wentz, the season might be over. ESPN’s Adam Schefter is reporting that the Eagles fear that Wentz tore his left ACL. While Wentz was seen leaving the field under his own power, the knee did buckle while the cameras weren’t on him, per Schefter. Wentz got hurt in the third quarter when he got hit in the end...
TCU to announce new athletic director Monday

TCU to announce new athletic director Monday

TCU announced Sunday that a new director of intercollegiate athletics will be introduced at 2 p.m. CT on Monday, Dec. 11. Chris Del Conte, who served as TCU’s athletic director since 2009, was hired by the University of Texas on Saturday. TCU chancellor Victor Boschini Jr. will introduce the to-be-named director of intercollegiate athletics. This is a breaking story and will be updated accordingly...
Anonymous donor buys every toy at Goodwill, gives them to children

Anonymous donor buys every toy at Goodwill, gives them to children

For nearly a decade, an anonymous donor has bought every toy in a Goodwill so that any child who walks through the door leaves with something.  Children who walked into the store on Saturday were invited to choose a toy, stuffed animal or a book, according to The Coloradoan. Tarryn Henkelman, 6, was able to replace her recently broken scooter with a blue one she found.  The donor and...
Titans reveal QB Marcus Mariota played through injury against Cardinals

Titans reveal QB Marcus Mariota played through injury against Cardinals

Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota fought through injury during Week 14 against the Arizona Cardinals. Titans coach Mike Mularkey said that Mariota injured a knee early in the game but continued to play, via to the Tennessean’s Jason Wolf. That injury may have hampered Mariota’s performance, because he was 16-31 for 159 yards, no touchdowns and 2 interceptions. ...
TCU’s Gary Patterson says coaches ‘love it here’ in wake of Chris Del Conte leaving for Texas

TCU’s Gary Patterson says coaches ‘love it here’ in wake of Chris Del Conte leaving for Texas

TCU athletics has entered a transition period after athletic director Chris Del Conte was announced to have been hired in the same role at the University of Texas on Saturday. Del Conte had been with the Horned Frogs since 2009 and oversaw the school’s entrance into the Big 12 Conference in time for the 2012-13 school year. The sudden departure, which left TCU fans shocked...
South Carolina offers Tyler Fromm, younger brother of Georgia QB Jake Fromm

South Carolina offers Tyler Fromm, younger brother of Georgia QB Jake Fromm

On Sunday night, South Carolina coach Will Muschamp offered 2019 tight end Tyler Fromm, the younger brother of Georgia freshman quarterback Jake Fromm. It was the first SEC offer for the younger Fromm, a 6-foot-4, 210-pound prospect from Hoschton County High School in Warner Robins, Ga. “It was basically just [Muschamp] telling me how great of a program South Carolina...
Former Michigan State DT Malik McDowell reportedly arrested for disorderly conduct

Former Michigan State DT Malik McDowell reportedly arrested for disorderly conduct

Malik McDowell was arrested early Sunday morning at a night club outside of Atlanta for disorderly conduct, according to USA Today. A former Michigan State defensive tackle standout, McDowell is currently in his rookie season with the Seattle Seahawks. McDowell got into an argument with a night club employee over payment before the police got involved, according to the USA ...
Bears run wild over depleted Bengals defense

Bears run wild over depleted Bengals defense

The Chicago Bears took advantage of a Cincinnati defense depleted by injury, but the Bengals won’t use their personnel changes as an excuse. After combining for 287 total yards of offense over their last two games, the Bears rolled to a season-high 482 yards in a 33-7 win over the short-handed Bengals on Sunday at Paul Brown Stadium. Cincinnati was missing starting linebackers Vontaze Burfict...
Louisville football: 3-star JUCO TE commits to the Cardinals

Louisville football: 3-star JUCO TE commits to the Cardinals

Louisville picked up an intriguing prospect on Sunday, as 3-star JUCO tight end Nigel Kilby committed to the Cardinals, according to Rivals’ Chris Person. Kilby, whose size is an obvious positive attribute, is the No. 3 2018 JUCO tight end, according to 247 Sports. He’s the No. 33 JUCO player in the country. Kilby also garnered serious interest from UCF while...
Broncos end eight-game losing streak behind defense

Broncos end eight-game losing streak behind defense

For the first time since Oct. 1, the Denver Broncos walked away from a football game victorious. The Broncos used their old reliable formula to end the franchise’s eight-game losing streak — good defense and timely offensive production. Although, the preeminent factor why Denver finally won is the team won the turnover battler. What once seemed like an impossible feat...
Eagles announce QB Carson Wentz will not return against Rams due to injury

Eagles announce QB Carson Wentz will not return against Rams due to injury

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz will not be able to finish their Week 14 matchup against the Los Angeles Rams. Wentz made run towards the goal-line late in the third quarter, but got sandwiched by two Rams’ defenders in the process. He had to go to the medical tent, and the Fox Sports’ broadcast showed him running into the locker room. The Eagles have announced...
Missouri WR J’Mon Moore on Josh Heupel’s departure: ‘It’s kind of like a slap in the face’

Missouri WR J’Mon Moore on Josh Heupel’s departure: ‘It’s kind of like a slap in the face’

Few players have been as intertwined with the Mizzou offense over the past four seasons as J’Mon Moore. While former offensive coordinator Josh Heupel was only there two years, it’s only natural for Moore to have a strong reaction. It sounds like Moore wants to give his former coach the benefit of the doubt, but it’s also tough to grasp the ‘why’ when a coach...
Duop Reath comes off bench to lead LSU over UNC-Wilmington

Duop Reath comes off bench to lead LSU over UNC-Wilmington

BATON ROUGE, La. — Rust was sometimes evident in LSU’s first basketball game in 12 days, but the Tigers prevailed 97-84 over defending Colonial Athletic Association champ UNC-Wilmington in their first game since Nov. 29. Center Duop Reath led the way with a career-high 30 points off the bench. LSU started a smaller lineup, pairing forwards Aaron Epps and Wayde Sims...
Demaryius Thomas passes Hall of Fame TE Shannon Sharpe in Broncos’ record book

Demaryius Thomas passes Hall of Fame TE Shannon Sharpe in Broncos’ record book

The Denver Broncos are well on the way to their first victory since Oct. 1, and wide receiver Demaryius Thomas moved up the franchise record books in the process. Thomas went into to their Week 14 matchup against the New York Jets 58 yards behind Hall of Fame tight end Shannon Sharpe for No. 2 all-time in receiving yards in Broncos’ history. He passed Sharpe ...
Bullied boy's confessional video resonating across the globe

Bullied boy's confessional video resonating across the globe

Holding back tears, a Tennessee boy asked a simple question.  "Just out of curiosity -- why do they bully? What's the point of it," said Keaton Jones.  Keaton's confessional video about bullying has been watched more than 17 million times. His mother posted it on Facebook after Keaton asked to make a video about bullying. She was picking him up early because he was afraid to go...
5 things to know about Bengals blowout loss to Bears

5 things to know about Bengals blowout loss to Bears

The Cincinnati Bengals suffered one of the worst losses of the Marvin Lewis era on Sunday when a Chicago Bears team ranked last in the league in total offense rolled up 482 yards in cruising to a 33-7 win at Paul Brown Stadium. The loss dropped the Bengals to 5-8, while the Bears snapped a five-game losing streak to improve to 4-9. Here are five things to know about the loss: Chicago running...
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