42 percent of HS seniors not to graduation bar yet

About 58 percent of current Ohio high school seniors have already met or exceeded new test score requirements for graduation, according to a presentation at Tuesday’s state school board meeting. That means 42 percent of seniors either need to score well on those tests in the next six months, or take advantage of a wide swath of new pathways to graduation — workforce readiness with a job...


Defense leaders, lawmakers strategize to protect Ohio bases

Defense leaders, lawmakers strategize to protect Ohio bases

With Pentagon leaders and some congressional lawmakers pushing for a new round of military base closures, Ohio’s spending to support military and federal installations lags behind other states, state and congressional lawmakers say. Texas and Massachusetts spend millions more dollars than Ohio, which has launched a state task force to explore how to protect installations like Wright-Patterson...
Suspects sentenced in Springfield shooting case

Suspects sentenced in Springfield shooting case

A Springfield man was sentenced to seven years in prison in connection to a February shooting on Florence Street. Steven Miller pleaded guilty to felonious assault and drug charges. Miller and Anthony Reynolds went to Colten Mollet’s house on Florence to steal a gun the duo sold to Mollet and that’s when police said there was a fight, where Mollet was shot in the chest. Mollet survived...
Champaign County deputies find 29 pounds of marijuana after shooting

Champaign County deputies find 29 pounds of marijuana after shooting

Gunfire triggered a series of events Tuesday that led Champaign County deputies to 29 pounds of marijuana, drug paraphernalia and two handguns, according to the sheriff’s office. Donald Murnahan, 26, and Angela Easterday, 34, were arrested and face numerous drug-related charges, including trafficking. They were booked into Tri-County Jail on Tuesday. READ: Springfield man allegedly beaten with...
Android app scans gas pumps, ATMs for security compromises

Android app scans gas pumps, ATMs for security compromises

Consumer expert and Dayton’s Consumer Warrior Clark Howard speaks about a new mobile application for scanner ATMs and gas station pumps for credit card skimming devices.  The free application for Android only is called SkimmerScanner and helps to determine if a pay-at-the-pump has been compromised. Howard said there’s no free app yet for iPhone users. “This is a plague...
New Greenon volleyball coach achieves desired results

New Greenon volleyball coach achieves desired results

John Herzer had some lofty standards when interviewing for the Greenon High School volleyball job. He had previously coached at Wayne High School, where he was named GWOC coach of the year in his final season. Herzer, who works as a Dayton firefighter-paramedic, took a year off, and then the Knights job opened up. The position struck his curiosity, and he interviewed, although he didn’t have...
Speedway: Customer rearranges sign to say ‘Free Heroin w/ Speedy Rewards’ 

Speedway: Customer rearranges sign to say ‘Free Heroin w/ Speedy Rewards’ 

A Speedway customer rearranged the letters on the sign outside the store to create the “inappropriate message,” Stefanie Griffith, communications manager said. “After approximately 15 minutes, we became aware of the message and removed it immediately,” she said. Someone, possibly another customer notified the clerk about the sign, she said. The sign originally read: 3¢...
5 places to get your noodle fix in Springfield on National Pasta Day

5 places to get your noodle fix in Springfield on National Pasta Day

Oct. 17 is National Pasta Day, so it’s time to take your cheat day a little early and load up on some delicious carbs today. Here are five places where you can snag some great eats in and around the Springfield area to celebrate and keep your wallet in tact. 1. Mic’s Restaurant If you’re looking for huge portions and affordable prices, Mic’s is the place to be. Located at 2384...
Enon couple have front-row seat for Apple Butter Festival

Enon couple have front-row seat for Apple Butter Festival

Enon residents Elmer Beard and his wife, Delores, both had to take time off from work last week to get ready for a party at their place — a really, really big party. “I told them at work that I had to mow the yard to get ready for a big yard party with about 10,000 guests,” Beard said. Getting ready for the Enon Apple Butter Festival is just part of the life of this couple who live...
Amazon reported to sign new location for warehouse near airport

Amazon reported to sign new location for warehouse near airport

Amazon is reported to have signed a lease for a location near the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport. The e-commerce giant, which has been rapidly expanding its footprint around Ohio and across the country, signed a lease on Sept. 17 for the 264,000-square-foot building in Hebron at the LogistiCenter industrial park, according to a new Colliers International real estate research report...
Loud booms heard from Wright Patt Air Force Base: What we know now

Loud booms heard from Wright Patt Air Force Base: What we know now

If you are hearing loud noises coming from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base today, you aren’t the only one. Airmen from the Explosives Ordnance Disposal, also sometimes referred to as the “bomb squad,” are conducting activities on the base today, a spokesman from the WPAFB told this news organization. There is an explosives testing field on the base that EOD personnel were scheduled...
3rd Greenon student killed in crash: 3 things to know

3rd Greenon student killed in crash: 3 things to know

A third student from Greenon High School has died in a car crash within a two-month span. Kendal “Kenny” DePhillip, 16 and a junior at the school, was killed in a crash that occurred at Fowler Road between Rebert Pike and Broadway Road in Clark County on Sunday. RELATED: Greenon mourns third student death in two months in fatal car crashes Here’s three things to know about the crash...
Clark County Municipal Court cases

Clark County Municipal Court cases

CASES CALLED MONDAY INCLUDED: Joseph E. Benson, 51, of 542 E. Rose St., disrupting public service, innocent, continued, public defender appointed, bond $5,000; unlawful restraint, innocent, continued, public defender appointed, bond $1,000; domestic violence, innocent, continued. Daniel Lee Billingsley Sr., 26, of 435 E. Liberty St., theft, innocent, continued. Jeffrey H. Carder, 54, of Centerville...
Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

COMMON PLEAS COURT NEW SUITS 17-DP-0897 - Katrina Foster, 1424 Linden Ave., v. Billie M. Williams, 1424 Linden Ave., petition for civil stalking protection order. CURRENT BUSINESS Calla Pennington and Joshua Burnett, dissolution of marriage. Chadwick J. Owens and Jamie K. Owens, dissolution of marriage. Chad J. Sowards v. Melissa M. Sowards, decree of divorce granted on the grounds of incompatibility...
ONLINE SHOPPING: Trend to bring in billions for retail stores

ONLINE SHOPPING: Trend to bring in billions for retail stores

With the 2017 U.S. holiday season approaching, Americans are expected to spend even more shopping online. Shopping online is now more popular than shopping at brick and mortar stores, mostly thanks to recent growth in what analysts refer to as “eCommerce.” U.S. holiday retail sales are expected to surpass $658.3 billion this year, according to a recent report from Reuters. RELATED: JCPenney...
Truck set on fire behind Springfield restaurant suspected arson

Truck set on fire behind Springfield restaurant suspected arson

A truck set on fire behind a business on Bechtle Avenue this weekend is believed to be an arson. Springfield police and firefighters responded to a fire at about 1:55 a.m. Saturday morning behind the Hibachi Grill, 1071 N. Bechtle Ave. MORE: Springfield man allegedly rams car after washing machine dispute The full-size truck had rags hanging over the front tires as well as placed in the gas tank hanging...
JCPenney to hire 1,600 Ohio workers for holiday jobs on the spot today

JCPenney to hire 1,600 Ohio workers for holiday jobs on the spot today

JCPenney is hosting its first-ever national hiring day today and will hire people on the spot for holiday jobs. The company is looking to fill around 1,600 seasonal jobs today, according to the company’s website. Managers will be holding in-person interviews and making employment offers to job candidates immediately from 2 to 8 p.m today. The national hiring day for the department store is part...
Look up! F-16s filling night sky near Springfield for training flights

Look up! F-16s filling night sky near Springfield for training flights

Springfield area residents might see or hear F-16 fighter jets overhead throughout this week as the Ohio Air National Guard’s 180th Fighter Wing conducts training night training flights. The unit, based in Toledo, is expected to conduct night operations through Thursday, Oct. 19, weather permitting. RELATED: Springfield Guard members assisting hurricane relief in Puerto Rico A spokeswoman for...
Highway Hikers work to make sure Springfield kids get good Christmas

Highway Hikers work to make sure Springfield kids get good Christmas

Thousands of Santa’s helpers arrived on motorcycle wheels on Sunday, Oct. 15, but they may as well have been sleighs. More than 1,000 motorcyclists rode from the Medway VFW to the Clark County Fairgrounds to the sounds of “Here Comes Santa Claus,” toting toys and stuffed animals and filling the Salvation Army of Clark County’s familiar red kettles with cash for the 39th Highway...
Clark County sheriff’s sale of items seized from criminals raises $47K

Clark County sheriff’s sale of items seized from criminals raises $47K

An auction organized by the Clark County Sheriff’s Office earlier this month was expected to raise about $5,000 but earned nearly $47,000. The sheriff’s office auctioned off several unclaimed items from its property room, ranging from lawn equipment to jewelry. Some of the items had been there for decades, Sheriff Deb Burchett said. Many of the items up for bid were seized from drug dealers...
Slow warming trend to get underway

Slow warming trend to get underway

Clear skies and seasonably cool weather is expected as temperatures drop into the 50s after sunset, Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell said. Clear, not quite as chilly tonight Slow warmup over next few days No rain until late Sunday Overnight: Clear skies are expected with temperatures falling into the lower 40s. Wednesday: Expect lots of sunshine. Temperatures will rebound to...
Champaign County Pet of the Week

Champaign County Pet of the Week

Comet is a 7-year-old male Great Dane/Greyhound mix. He is a large dog at 70 pounds. Fortunately, Comet is a big baby who loves people and other dogs. He was brought to us by his owner who could no longer take care of him. Comet has been neutered and microchipped, is up to date on vaccinations (including rabies) and has tested negative for heartworm. Come visit Comet at the Paws Animal Shelter, 1535...
Best of Springfield winners: Who’s best local restaurant, pizza, more

Best of Springfield winners: Who’s best local restaurant, pizza, more

A ceremony this week will honor numerous small and local businesses who provide services to area residents ranging from fine dining to landscaping. The Chamber of Greater Springfield’s annual Best of Springfield event is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 19, at the Hollenbeck Bayley Creative Arts and Conference Center in downtown. The event, now in its third year, will recognize businesses in more...
High School Football State Poll: Where is your team ranked?

High School Football State Poll: Where is your team ranked?

How a state panel of sports writers and broadcasters rates Ohio high school football teams in the weekly Associated Press poll of 2017, by OHSAA divisions, with won-lost record and total points (first-place votes in parentheses): 1. St. Xavier (20) 8-0 243 2. Lakewood St. Edward (4) 8-0 227 3. Toledo Whitmer (1) 8-0 178 4. Canton Mckinley 8-0 145 5. Hilliard Bradley 8-0 132 6. Cleveland St. Ignatius...
Greenon mourns 3rd student death in 2 months in fatal car crashes

Greenon mourns 3rd student death in 2 months in fatal car crashes

A 16-year-old Greenon High School student was killed Sunday in a car crash in Enon — the third student in the district to die in a fatal accident this school year. Kendal “Kenny” DePhillip, a junior, died while a passenger in a car that crashed shortly before 4:30 p.m. Sunday on Fowler Road between Rebert Pike and Broadway Road in Clark County. The district is taking the death of...
State officials ask area leaders for advice in fighting opioid crisis

State officials ask area leaders for advice in fighting opioid crisis

The Ohio House Speaker’s task force on heroin, opioids, prevention, education and safety heard from Dayton area leaders and experts on Monday at Wright State University’s Nutter Center. The task force wanted to host a meeting at the university because Dayton is sort of “the epicenter” of the opioid epidemic in Ohio, said State Rep. Robert Sprague, R-Findlay. Sprague, who is...
What’s at stake? State’s largest pension system considers benefit cuts

What’s at stake? State’s largest pension system considers benefit cuts

Ohio’s largest public pension system this week will consider cutting the cost of living allowance given to hundreds of thousands of retirees as a way to shore up finances. Here’s a look at what is being considered: Ohio Public Employees Retirement System told its 1-million members that they are weighing whether to cap the COLA at 1.5 percent to 2.5 percent. The current cost...
Science world ignores politics, preps for lunar space station

Science world ignores politics, preps for lunar space station

Working in the news business, it is easy to get distracted by the unsettling chaos of the day and the uneasy political climate. Most days, I tune out a lot of the bad news and try to focus on the weather and what good is happening. Yes, there are some good things. Despite our political discourse and the unnecessary politicization of science, the science community continues to work together for a better...
Portman pushes tax reform with Springfield business leaders

Portman pushes tax reform with Springfield business leaders

Federal tax reform being pushed by Republicans would create jobs and boost wages, U.S. Sen. Rob Portman told a group of Springfield business owners during a private roundtable discussion Monday. The meeting was one of several similar discussions Portman has also hosted in Columbus, Dayton and Cleveland. The discussion wasn’t open to the public. But Portman argued afterward the framework being...
Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

COMMON PLEAS COURT NEW SUITS 17-CV-0543 - PNC Bank, NA, Miamisburg, v. Tracy B. Wood, 5120 S. Yellow Springs St., et al., complaint in foreclosure for property located at 5120 Springfield-Xenia Road for $168,537. 17-DP-0889 - Destiny Boyer, 5125 Twitchell Road, v. Christopher Boyer, 640 Cedar St., petition for domestic violence civil protection order. 17-DR-0917 - James J. Kestner, 2326 Cottingham...
Historic Springfield funeral home director dies

Historic Springfield funeral home director dies

Robert C. Henry II, the director and owner of the Robert C. Henry Funeral Home who had recently been convicted in a federal court for theft, died Thursday, Oct. 12, according to a statement from his family. He had been hospitalized for several weeks at the Ohio State University Ross Heart Hospital, where he was battling an illness. RELATED: Historic Springfield funeral home owner convicted of theft...
Clark County Municipal Court cases

Clark County Municipal Court cases

CASES CALLED THURSDAY INCLUDED: Manuel D. Jimenez, 32, of 625 N. Wagner Ave., failure to take safe boater course, guilty, fined $50. William J. Abston Jr., 35, of 2361 Kingswood Dr., W., OVI, guilty, six months probation, 12 months driver’s license suspension, 30 days jail with 27 days suspended, three days credit for time served, fined $375. Eric Cole, 39, of 212 Corlington Dr., OVI, guilty...
Springfield man allegedly rams car after washing machine dispute

Springfield man allegedly rams car after washing machine dispute

A Springfield man has been accused of ramming a car with a truck after an argument reportedly about a washing machine. Charles J. Smith, 38, faces two counts of criminal damaging. He’s scheduled to appear in court at 11 a.m. today. MORE CRIME: Car rams into Springfield drive-thru, money and cigarettes stolen Police were sent to the 400 block of Gallagher Street about 10:45 a.m. Saturday. Smith...
Kroger planning big changes for hundreds of stores

Kroger planning big changes for hundreds of stores

Kroger is planning to revamp at least 20 to 30 percent of its 2,793 stores, the Cincinnati-based company recently announced. The grocery store chain recently announced its “Restock Kroger” campaign, which will seek to change the customer experience at 558 to 838 stores, according to the company. Kroger will spend $9 billion in capital investments on the Restock Kroger plan over the next...
New chairman to lead Vectren Dayton Air Show

New chairman to lead Vectren Dayton Air Show

A new chairman will take the controls of the Vectren Dayton Air Show. Scott Buchanan, CEO of the Ohio Masonic Home in Springfield, was chosen as chairman of the U.S. Air and Trade Show, which operates the airshow. He replaces Michael Emoff, who was Dayton Air Show chairman between 2005 to 2017. VIDEO: Highlights from the 2017 Vectren Dayton Air Show Buchanan has been on the air show’s governing...
Car rams into Springfield drive-thru, money and cigarettes stolen

Car rams into Springfield drive-thru, money and cigarettes stolen

A car was used to ram into a Springfield drive-thru early Saturday morning where more than 100 packs of cigarettes and money were stolen, according to a police report. MORE: Bystanders rescue 2-year-old from street, grandfather charged The same car used in the incident was later set on fire, according to a separate police report. Police were called to Rogers Four Wheeler, 836 Selma Road, at about...
Some could see frost early Tuesday

Some could see frost early Tuesday

Clear skies, calm winds and a  temperature drop will allow for the chance for frost this week, said Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini. Temperatures this fall have been warmer than normal. From September through October, there have only been ten nights in the 40s. Clear skies and calm winds will enhance the chance for temperatures to drop into the mid to upper 30s Monday night. This...
Drug crisis fuels big need for more Champaign County foster parents

Drug crisis fuels big need for more Champaign County foster parents

The number of children in foster care in Champaign County has nearly doubled in the past two years, causing a shortage in local foster families, according to the Champaign County Department of Job and Family Services. In 2015, 16 children were in foster care in the county. So far in 2017, 28 children have been placed in foster care. “I expect us to exceed the mid 30s by the end of the year,&rdquo...
Health systems at odds over new hospitals proposed in Troy, Middletown

Health systems at odds over new hospitals proposed in Troy, Middletown

Kettering Health Network is planning to add more doctors, two more hospitals in Troy and Middletown and has plans for adding services on a half-dozen other sites in the region. Kettering Health, a network of hospitals, emergency rooms and doctors practices with annual revenue of $1.58 billion, said its goal is to improve community health and get closer to patients who are already driving to other...
When it comes to eating well, what should you splurge (and save) on?

When it comes to eating well, what should you splurge (and save) on?

When I was 3 years old I never went anywhere without a purse. Sometimes it was stuffed with toys, sometimes it was empty, but it was always in my hand. My dad called me the bag lady. One thing was certain: I was a girly-girl through and through. Now I’m in my 30s and nothing has changed -- makeup, clothes, purses are my thing. If you want to know why I’m late to your party, it’s...
Patchy frost possible tonight

Patchy frost possible tonight

Sunny skies and cooler than normal temperatures are in the forecast for today, according to Storm Center 7 Meteorologist McCall Vrydaghs. Clearing skies, chilly tonight Patchy frost possible early Tuesday Rain-free, slow warming trend this week Tonight: Skies will clear tonight as temperatures drop through the 50s to an overnight low in the upper 30s in most places. Some areas north and east...
Ohio may deny benefits to undocumented workers hurt on the job

Ohio may deny benefits to undocumented workers hurt on the job

Undocumented workers injured on the job should be denied medical coverage and lost wages under Ohio’s worker compensation program, according to some Republican lawmakers. State Reps. Larry Householder and Bill Seitz introduced a bill this month to bar undocumented workers from receiving benefits though the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation system. A similar provision was removed from the...
Two USC pass catchers among PFF College’s picks for Pac-12 Team of Week 7

Two USC pass catchers among PFF College’s picks for Pac-12 Team of Week 7

USC needed 21 second-half points to complete a comeback victory over Utah and avoid a painful second loss of 2017. To do it, Sam Darnold had to air it out plenty. Two of his targets have earned national recognition as a result. USC wide receiver Deontay Burnett and tight end Tyler Petite were 2 of the 11 Pac-12 players named to Pro Football Focus College’s Pac-12 Offensive...
Colin Kaepernick not invited to annual owners and NFLPA meeting

Colin Kaepernick not invited to annual owners and NFLPA meeting

NFL owners and the NFL Players Association met in New York Tuesday for a regularly scheduled meeting with the topic of the national anthem protests in mind. Knowing this, many players were expecting one important free agent to be invited in Colin Kaepernick considering he was the person who got it all started. However, it was made clear that he was not invited, according to his attorney. That...
Florida recruiting: Predicting the Gators’ signing class on defense

Florida recruiting: Predicting the Gators’ signing class on defense

Florida’s 2018 class is ranked No. 8 nationally and second-best in the SEC, according to the 247Sports Composite. The Gators have 17 verbal commitments and could add 6-8 more players to the class, depending on attrition. Offensive line, defensive line and cornerback are the remaining needs. On Wednesday, SEC Country updated Florida’s mock class for the offensive...
Baylor RB John Lovett questionable for West Virginia

Baylor RB John Lovett questionable for West Virginia

Baylor running back John Lovett’s status for the team’s primetime clash with West Virginia on Saturday is unclear, according to head coach Matt Rhule. The Bears coach addressed Lovett’s status during his Tuesday press conference, and he said the freshman tailback was still questionable with a toe injury. “Lovett, I’ll have to see after today&rsquo...
Ezekiel Elliott’s 6-game suspension overturned again

Ezekiel Elliott’s 6-game suspension overturned again

The latest ruling on former Ohio State RB Ezekiel Elliott is that he will be able to play this weekend. The Dallas Cowboys running back was suspended six games by the NFL for a domestic violence incident. This is the latest flip of a suspension that was initially issued in August. An appeals court reinstated the suspension on Thursday, reversing a previous decision to overturn...
Cooke to begin season on Pelicans roster

Cooke to begin season on Pelicans roster

Former Dayton Flyers guard Charles Cooke will start the NBA season on the roster of the New Orleans Pelicans, who play at Memphis in their first game Wednesday. Cooke signed a two-way contract in the summer. That means he can spend up to 45 days with the Pelicans during the regular season. The days he spends with the Pelicans in the first week of the season will not count against that total. This...
UNC defensive coordinator John Papuchis returning home against Virginia Tech

UNC defensive coordinator John Papuchis returning home against Virginia Tech

The month of October is an ideal month for universities to hold alumni weekends where grads can relieve their youth for a few days. North Carolina defensive coordinator John Papuchis will not only be returning to his alma mater this Saturday, but to the city where his coaching career began. Papuchis is in his first season as Tar Heels DC, but he held the same coaching position...
Jay Sedwick goes from Baylor Line to kickoff team

Jay Sedwick goes from Baylor Line to kickoff team

Baylor kickoff specialist Jay Sedwick started this season on the bench. And no, it wasn’t a bench on the sideline. Sedwick, a freshman from Arlington Grace Prep, started this year in the student section of McLane Stadium. But after an injury Drew Galitz, Sedwick won the kickoff specialist job in open tryouts. He booted the ball five times against Oklahoma State on Saturday...
Ezekiel Elliott: Dallas Cowboys RB is back off suspension for now

Ezekiel Elliott: Dallas Cowboys RB is back off suspension for now

The suspension for Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott is on hold for now. Thanks to a ruling in his favor from United States District Judge Paul A. Crotty  of the Southern District Court of New York, Elliott will be able to play against the San Francisco 49ers in Week 7 and possibly the Washington Redskins in Week 8. In simpler terms, Elliott’s suspension...
Report: Texas A&M to stick with Kellen Mond despite Nick Starkel’s recovery from ankle injury

Report: Texas A&M to stick with Kellen Mond despite Nick Starkel’s recovery from ankle injury

Kellen Mond was not supposed to be Texas A&M’s quarterback in 2017. Back in August, the freshman QB was beat out by Nick Starkel, also in his first year on A&M’s active roster after sitting out a redshirt year in 2016. However, in the third quarter of the Aggies’ brutal season-opening loss to UCLA, Starkel went down with an ankle injury. At the time...
Packers coach Mike McCarthy has no interest in signing Colin Kaepernick

Packers coach Mike McCarthy has no interest in signing Colin Kaepernick

The Green Bay Packers lost two-time MVP quarterback Aaron Rodgers to a broken collarbone against the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday. A day later, head coach Mike McCarthy made it clear that the team has no interest in signing controversial free-agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick. In his weekly Monday news conference, McCarthy lost his cool when a local reporter asked...
Michigan players react to winning, moving down in polls

Michigan players react to winning, moving down in polls

All any team can do is beat whichever team is in front of them, right? Sure. But, that doesn’t necessarily mean a team will automatically move up in the weekly polls just by winning. Michigan is the latest victim of this. The Week 7 AP Poll had Michigan ranked as the No. 17 team in the country. This was coming off the Wolverines’ loss to Michigan State the Saturday...
Chicago Bulls release statement on Bobby Portis altercation

Chicago Bulls release statement on Bobby Portis altercation

The Chicago Bulls have released a statement following reports of an altercation between former Arkansas forward Bobby Portis and his teammate, Nikola Mirotic. Portis reportedly struck Mirotic in the face and caused fractures. Here’s the official statement from the Bulls: Mirotic was expected to be the Bulls’ starting power forward when they begin their season this week. Portis...
Trotwood, Valley View, Marion Local secure football playoff spots

Trotwood, Valley View, Marion Local secure football playoff spots

Trotwood-Madison, Valley View and Marion Local have undefeated high school football seasons going, and all three have trumped that special status. With two regular-season games remaining, those high-end teams have secured playoff spots, which became official following Tuesday’s release of the weekly Ohio High School Athletic Association computer rankings. There are seven divisions, each comprised...
David Sills V’s work ethic a big reason for his quick development at receiver

David Sills V’s work ethic a big reason for his quick development at receiver

West Virginia wide receiver David Sills V has emerged as one of the country’s top receiving threats, despite just switching to the position from quarterback over the off-season. Sills’ work ethic is one of the key reasons he’s evolved into one of quarterback Will Grier’s most-reliable targets on the field, according to West Virginia offensive coordinator...
North Carolina basketball: With NCAA investigation over, will Roy Williams change recruiting strategy?

North Carolina basketball: With NCAA investigation over, will Roy Williams change recruiting strategy?

For years, basketball coach Roy Williams and North Carolina were considered the top dogs in the college basketball recruiting landscape. “We never beat North Carolina for a kid,” former Connecticut basketball coach and Hall of Famer Jim Calhoun told ESPN’s Jeff Goodman. “For the majority of my career, that was the program that was the most powerful.&rdquo...
Arkansas planning to give WR Brandon Martin more opportunities

Arkansas planning to give WR Brandon Martin more opportunities

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Arkansas wide receiver Brandon Martin joined the Razorbacks with massive expectations. Martin was a consensus 4-star prospect and the No. 1 junior college wide receiver recruit in the 2017 class. The sophomore was expected to immediately make an impact on a receiving corps that lost four of its top five players from last season. Well, immediately didn’t...
19-year-old arrested after 6-year-old Washington boy found in dumpster

19-year-old arrested after 6-year-old Washington boy found in dumpster

A 19-year-old man from Kerrville, Texas, who is a relative of the boy and was visiting family in Lynnwood, Washington, has been booked into the Snohomish County Jail for first-degree murder of 6-year-old Dayvid Pakko. A police statement alleges the 19-year-old admitted to filling a bathtub with water with the intention of drowning Dayvid, then called the boy to the bathroom, picked him up and placed...
CBS Sports says Clemson ‘down but not out’ in College Football Playoffs

CBS Sports says Clemson ‘down but not out’ in College Football Playoffs

CBS Sports released its weekly College Football Playoffs rankings Tuesday and while Clemson dropped in the rankings after losing to Syracuse, CBS Sports called the Tigers ‘down but not out.’ Last week, Clemson was No. 2 but fell to No. 6. CBS Sports wrote: Interesting, Miami actually slipped ahead of Clemson at No. 5 on the list. The ACC placed three teams in the Top 11 with...
Tennessee mailbag: What’s wrong with strength and conditioning?

Tennessee mailbag: What’s wrong with strength and conditioning?

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee arrived at the halfway point of the season 3-3 overall and 0-3 in the SEC with a pair of last-second losses, a last-second win, a historic beatdown and two uninspiring wins over patsies. The Vols have not been a fun team to watch, and the frustrations of fans are boiling over to the point where some want the head coach fired immediately. Just...
Nebraska recruiting: Tommy Bush talks about official visit, commitment timeline

Nebraska recruiting: Tommy Bush talks about official visit, commitment timeline

Stay updated with Nebraska Cornhuskers football recruiting in the latest edition of The Harvest, which posts at 7:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Be sure to check out all previous editions of  The Harvest here. To hear that a recruit described his official visit as “first class” can only be a good thing, and that’s exactly how 4-star ...
Warming trend continues; lower temps arrive next week

Warming trend continues; lower temps arrive next week

A slow warming trend is underway with above-average temperatures expected Wednesday. Temperatures of 70 degrees will return through the weekend as a massive area of high pressure slowly pushes across the eastern half off the country, Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell said. However, a major pattern shift is underway in northwestern Canada, where colder air is building.  This colder...
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell recaps Tuesday’s NFL Fall meeting

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell recaps Tuesday’s NFL Fall meeting

The NFL and NFLPA released a joint statement at the conclusion of the Tuesday’s NFL Fall meeting in New York. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell had similar encouraging thoughts from the meeting. Via NFL communications department “Today’s discussion with our players was very productive and very important. It reflected our commitment to work together...
'Nuclear war may break out any moment': North Korea intensifies rhetoric against USA

'Nuclear war may break out any moment': North Korea intensifies rhetoric against USA

North Korea’s deputy U.N. ambassador warned Monday that the situation on the Korean peninsula “has reached the touch-and-go point and a nuclear war may break out any moment.” Kim In Ryong told the U.N. General Assembly’s disarmament committee that North Korea is the only country in the world that has been subjected to “such an extreme and direct nuclear threat”...
West Virginia expects winless Baylor to put up a fight

West Virginia expects winless Baylor to put up a fight

West Virginia offensive coordinator Jake Spavital isn’t concerned with Baylor’s dreadful 0-6 record. He fully expects the Bears will put up a fight on Saturday. “It’s still going to be a very tough challenge,” Spavital said during Tuesday’s Mountaineers media session. “The game that we keep referring back to is the Oklahoma game that they played...
LSU safety Eric Monroe proves talent always runs deep at DBU

LSU safety Eric Monroe proves talent always runs deep at DBU

BATON ROUGE, La. — Nerves were definitely a factor as LSU safety Eric Monroe jogged out onto the Tiger Stadium turf Saturday afternoon. It was his first time in a starting role since the Class 6A Texas state championship game his senior year of high school in 2015. It was in front of a national TV audience on CBS, no less. And the manner in which the game started didn&rsquo...
Slowing Lamar Jackson is the ultimate litmus test for Florida State’s defense

Slowing Lamar Jackson is the ultimate litmus test for Florida State’s defense

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Lamar Jackson’s run to winning the Heisman Trophy in 2016 was an accomplishment that recognized his brilliance over the course of his sophomore season, but no one can deny his coming-out party came in a 63-20 win over the then-No. 2 Florida State Seminoles. Louisville’s star quarterback torched the vaunted Seminoles...
Report: Former Arkansas star Bobby Portis involved in practice altercation; teammate hospitalized

Report: Former Arkansas star Bobby Portis involved in practice altercation; teammate hospitalized

Former Arkansas forward Bobby Portis was involved in an altercation that hospitalized Chicago Bulls teammate Nikola Mirotic, according to a report from Yahoo!’s Shams Charania. Portis and Mirotic were expected to be important parts of the Bulls’ roster this season. Portis, 22, is considered to be one of the NBA’s potential rising stars. Through two NBA seasons...
One in nine American men infected with oral HPV, study finds

One in nine American men infected with oral HPV, study finds

Oral human papillomavirus, or HPV, is one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases. However, men are more at risk than women, with one in nine American males infected, according to a new report published in Annals of Internal of Medicine.  Researchers from Harvard University and other institutions across the country recently conducted a study to determine the difference in prevalence...
Clay Helton feels Saturday’s USC vs. ND is a ‘high stakes’ game

Clay Helton feels Saturday’s USC vs. ND is a ‘high stakes’ game

The annual meeting between No. 11 USC and No. 13 Notre Dame is a crucial game for both teams, as the two schools are very much alive in the hunt for a College Football Playoff berth. In fact, Trojans coach Clay Helton was very blunt in his assessment of the game. “I think we’ve got two good ball clubs right now, I’ll be honest with you,” Helton said...
Dee Delaney remains atop Miami depth chart at CB for Syracuse game

Dee Delaney remains atop Miami depth chart at CB for Syracuse game

Fears of a long-term injury for Dee Delaney may have been premature. Contrary to an initial report by ESPN’s College GameDay on Saturday which said the cornerback could miss up to two months, Mark Richt said Sunday his defensive back is “day-to-day” and the Miami depth chart released Tuesday ahead of the Syracuse game seems to confirm it. The No. 8 Hurricanes&rsquo...
Report: Louisville AD Tom Jurich to be officially fired Wednesday

Report: Louisville AD Tom Jurich to be officially fired Wednesday

Louisville athletics director Tom Jurich is scheduled to have his future with the university finalized at Wednesday’s meeting of the university’s Board of Trustees. According to Louisville radio and TV reporter Terry Miners, however, that future has already been decided. Meiners tweeted Tuesday that the board has decided to fire Jurich “with cause.”...
Akrum Wadley’s Tesla engine needs fewer miles on it, and Iowa knows it

Akrum Wadley’s Tesla engine needs fewer miles on it, and Iowa knows it

IOWA CITY, Iowa — Good news arrived for Iowa on Tuesday. Running back James Butler is back at practice, but his elbow injury will keep him out of the Northwestern game this week. Better news followed. The Hawkeyes plan to limit the number of touches of star running back Akrum Wadley. Overuse is a concern for Wadley, and with Butler out, Iowa leaned on him more than...
Iguana eluding officers taken into custody at Florida restaurant

Iguana eluding officers taken into custody at Florida restaurant

An iguana hunt was on in South Florida after a large reptile was said to be hiding from authorities.  The Stuart Police Department posted a picture on Facebook of the “suspicious iguana,” which had eluded officers for days at a downtown restaurant.  The big guy was taken into custody on Monday at Spritz City Bistro, according to Facebook comments.  Social media users are...
Details emerge on arrest of Texas A&M DL Ondario Robinson

Details emerge on arrest of Texas A&M DL Ondario Robinson

The reasoning behind the arrest of Ondario Robinson and the theft police charged him with are beginning to come to light. Initial reports from the Dallas Morning News stated that Robinson stole an item between $100 and $750 and was later released after posting $2,000 bond. Now a report from Travis Brown of Aggiesports.com citing the police probable cause statement has brought...
How TCU-Kansas earned itself a primetime slot

How TCU-Kansas earned itself a primetime slot

TCU-Kansas, if the stats are to be believed, won’t be one of the 10 best games on television Saturday. The Horned Frogs are 6-0 and ranked No. 4 in the AP Poll. The Jayhawks are 1-5 and just lost 45-0 to Iowa State. But they’ll play each other in a primetime slot. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. CT on FOX — not Fox Sports 1, not Fox Sports Southwest, but the national channel...
Tom Petty buried at famous cemetery in private funeral service

Tom Petty buried at famous cemetery in private funeral service

  Family and friends gathered Monday at the Self-Realization Fellowship Lake Shrine in Pacific Palisades, California to bid a final farewell to legendary rocker Tom Petty, People magazine reported. Petty died of cardiac arrest on Oct. 2 at the age of 66. The grounds of the shrine are just a few blocks from the Pacific Ocean on Sunset Boulevard, and includes a temple, windmill chapel...
Denver Broncos sign WR River Cracraft on Tuesday

Denver Broncos sign WR River Cracraft on Tuesday

With only three fully healthy wide receivers going into their Week 7 game against the Los Angeles Chargers, the Denver Broncos have signed undrafted rookie River Cracraft to their active roster. Emmanuel Sanders, Isaiah McKenzie, and Cody Latimer are all out against the Chargers, and Demaryius Thomas is dealing with a significant bruise in his leg. Earlier today, ...
Auburn WR Nate Craig-Myers focused on making plays, not just catches

Auburn WR Nate Craig-Myers focused on making plays, not just catches

AUBURN, Ala. — Nate Craig-Myers was hoping to be more involved in the Auburn offense in his second season on the Plains after injuries limited him during his freshman year. So far the native of Dade City, Fla., and former top-five receiver nationally, has caught only 7 passes through eight games. But the sophomore isn’t frustrated about how his first season under...
WATCH: The only thing LSU coach Ed Orgeron remembers about Oxford is chicken on a stick

WATCH: The only thing LSU coach Ed Orgeron remembers about Oxford is chicken on a stick

It seems as if one of LSU head coach Ed Orgeron’s goals this week has been to try and get under the skin of Ole Miss players and fans. He didn’t have many nice things to say on Tuesday and then social media bit back at him. Ole Miss doesn’t have very fond memories of Orgeron either. In his three seasons there, he only won 10 games and was 3-21...
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