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Urbana’s new schools are priority as new board of education takes shape

Urbana’s new schools are priority as new board of education takes shape

Two new school board members and two incumbents will soon be sworn into office after winning seats on the Urbana School Board of Education. Incumbents Darren Thomas, Tim Lacy and political newcomers Amy Paul and Sarah Finch will sit on the board that will be tasked with making decisions about how the district utilizes a new high school and elementary school - both that could be open within a year...


Thanksgiving shopping: Stores open early today for Black Friday deals

Thanksgiving shopping: Stores open early today for Black Friday deals

Small crowds came out to stores like Kroger, Meijer and Cabela’s early on Thanksgiving. Elder-Beerman will open at 11 a.m., and JCPenney will open later in the afternoon.  Meijer stores opened at 6 a.m. today, one of the first retailers to open early on Thanksgiving. Though lines were not long, shoppers waited in the electronics and toys sections to land deals on hot items like Keurig makers...
Dry and cool weather for Thanksgiving

Dry and cool weather for Thanksgiving

Clouds for the first half of today More sunshine Friday Slight chance for rain early Saturday Thanksgiving: We’ll see clouds to start the day, but as we head into the afternoon, a few more breaks in the clouds are expected, said Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Brett Collar. Temperatures will be a notch higher today as we top out in the lower to mid-40s. Tonight: More clearing...
$3M ‘dream’ Champaign County animal shelter now open nearly 1 month

$3M ‘dream’ Champaign County animal shelter now open nearly 1 month

The Champaign County Animal Welfare League, a $3 million shelter created from a donation left by a patron in his will, is nearing its one-month anniversary. » PREVIOUS COVERAGE: Champaign County man’s dream of $3 million animal sanctuary ready to open The shelter opened at 3858 Ohio 56 outside Mechanicsburg on Oct. 28 on the site of a secluded farm. The new facility includes classrooms...
Springfield business to offer free Thanksgiving meal

Springfield business to offer free Thanksgiving meal

A Springfield advertising business will offer free Thanksgiving meals on Thursday. A2Z Sports will offer free meals beginning at 2 p.m. at 20 N. Fountain Ave. until it runs out of food, said Gyasi Jones, the business owner. Jones described the business as a local advertising company. READ MORE: Area parents told 3-year-old cancer free two days before Thanksgiving Springfield addicts support group...
Springfield center brings small biz owners together to share, learn

Springfield center brings small biz owners together to share, learn

Springfield’s Small Business Development Council hopes to expand a program designed to allow business owners to periodically network and share resources. “Picture a group of between six and eight small business owners who get together every week or every two weeks and talk about what their challenges and goals are for the week,” said Rob Alexander, executive director of the SBDC...
MUST READ: 5 stories worth your time this Thanksgiving - one may save your life

MUST READ: 5 stories worth your time this Thanksgiving - one may save your life

If you’re sitting at home with family, or stuck in the car or at the airport waiting to get to family, here are Five Must-Read Stories from this week. “The issues were not with the children but with the adults! Fighting over the last toys on the shelf, the color that they absolutely had to have, etc. I wanted to send them all home to bed without supper!” A Cedarville-area couple...
$2K+ of suspected stolen merchandise recovered in bust

$2K+ of suspected stolen merchandise recovered in bust

A 21-year-old Columbus woman is facing theft charges after police said they recovered more than $2,000 worth of suspected stolen merchandise from the vehicle she was driving. Satia Dunson, of Columbus, is charged with theft and possession of criminal tools and has pleaded not guilty to the charges. German Twp. Police spotted Dunson’s vehicle Nov. 8 and noticed she had a warrant for larceny out...
Traveling for Thanksgiving? Here are the worst times to hit the road this week

Traveling for Thanksgiving? Here are the worst times to hit the road this week

Before people sit down at the dinner table for a Thanksgiving meal on Thursday they may have to hit the road. WAZE, a traffic app and website, has released its list of worst times to travel for the holiday and start of the shopping season. The earlier travelers get on the road, the better off they’ll be, according to WAZE. Ohioans will luck out though as cities in West Virginia, California,...
Xenia man is fatality in 3-vehicle Greene County crash, OSHP says

Xenia man is fatality in 3-vehicle Greene County crash, OSHP says

Authorities have identified the man who died in a three-vehicle accident in Greene County Wednesday afternoon. Zachary McDaniel, 25, died at the scene of the crash at Clifton Road and State Route 72, the Ohio State Highway Patrol said in a statement. One of two dogs in the vehicle with him was killed as well.  He was wearing a seat belt when he drove his white Isuzu Rodeo onto 72...
Dayton mayor responds to lawmaker going after city’s traffic cameras

Dayton mayor responds to lawmaker going after city’s traffic cameras

Like many Ohio motorists, state Rep. Bill Seitz doesn’t like traffic cameras — not one bit. The long-time legislator authored an anti-traffic camera law that the Ohio Supreme Court struck down as unconstitutional. Undeterred, the Cincinnati Republican crafted another bill designed to make it far more expensive for cities to use the cameras. Seitz and state Rep. Jim Butler, R-Oakwood, are...
Indian Lake superintendent charged with child rape fired

Indian Lake superintendent charged with child rape fired

The Indian Lake school superintendent accused of child rape has been fired. The board of education voted Monday to fire Patrick O’Donnell, who had worked as a superintendent in the district for seven years. He has been charged with rape-child under 13, sexual battery and gross sexual imposition. O’Donnell has pleaded not guilty to the charges and his trial is scheduled to start Dec. 6...
This Springfield restaurant has your last-minute Thanksgiving solved

This Springfield restaurant has your last-minute Thanksgiving solved

Most folks have their Thanksgiving Day plans on lockdown, but for those looking for a last-minute reservation, a menu recently caught our eye.  Mela Urban Bistro inside of the Courtyard by Marriott hotel in downtown Springfield has a drool-worthy menu planned for Thanksgiving.  Seatings are at noon and 2 p.m. by reservation only and can be made by calling 937-471-9009 as availability lasts...
Black Friday deals early: special edition of the News-Sun on sale

Black Friday deals early: special edition of the News-Sun on sale

A special edition of the Springfield News-Sun is on sale beginning noon Wednesday that gives readers information about Black Friday deals early. The special editions contain all the advertising inserts that will also be in the Thanksgiving Day edition on Thursday. Dozens of Clark and Champaign county stores and advertisers are offering deals seeking to get off to a fast start for the holiday shopping...
Five ways Michigan week is different for Ohio State

Five ways Michigan week is different for Ohio State

Maize and blue mixed with scarlet and gray Tuesday at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center. That meant one thing: Michigan week for the Ohio State Buckeyes. Members of the scout team will wear the Wolverines’ colors all week in preparation for the regular-season finale at noon Saturday in Ann Arbor, Mich. “You see those ugly colors, and you might want to hit them a little bit more,” Ohio...
Area parents told 3-year-old cancer free two days before Thanksgiving

Area parents told 3-year-old cancer free two days before Thanksgiving

A Cedarville-area couple has a lot to be thankful for after learning two days before Thanksgiving that their three-year-old daughter can stop chemotherapy after new tests found no cancer. Stephanie Caraway said Tuesday Dayton Children’s Hospital gave the “no evidence of disease” diagnosis the family had been praying for their daughter Charlotte, who was first diagnosed with kidney...
Brick used to break into Springfield drive-through, cigarettes stolen

Brick used to break into Springfield drive-through, cigarettes stolen

A brick was used to break into a Springfield drive-through and cigarettes were stolen from the business, according to a police report. MORE: Man threatens woman with butter knife, overdoses, police say Officers were sent to the Ooh Ooh Drive-Thru, 1359 W. First St., at about 4:15 a.m. Wednesday on a report of an alarm being triggered. The front glass door had been shattered with a gray brick, the...
5 ways to stay out of debt this holiday shopping season

5 ways to stay out of debt this holiday shopping season

Shopping styles and spending habits are highly personal, but one thing is common — if you’re not careful you can spend more than you make. Patti Stoll, manager of PNC Bank’s wealth management team in Dayton, suggests these tips for dodging overspending this holiday season and staying in the black: Make a list. Shop only from your list and you will be less likely to...
Springfield addicts support group hosts toy drive for homeless shelter

Springfield addicts support group hosts toy drive for homeless shelter

A local organization committed to helping Clark County addicts and their families is holding a toy and clothing drive for a Springfield homeless shelter in need. RELATED: Christmas gifts sought after low turnout at Springfield toy drive The Clark County chapter of the Families of Addicts organization will be collecting toys and other winter clothing for children from 6 to 8 p.m. on Dec. 6 at the FOA...
Springfield man accused of firing gun in dollar store parking lot

Springfield man accused of firing gun in dollar store parking lot

A Springfield man is facing multiple charges after he allegedly fired shots at another man in the parking lot of a dollar store with a handgun that had been reported as stolen. MORE: Man threatens woman with butter knife, overdoses, police say Francisco Guajardo, Jr., 41, of 409 N. Race St., is charged with felonious assault, discharge of a firearm within the city limits and receiving stolen property...
Wright State makes a list that’s good news for area military families

Wright State makes a list that’s good news for area military families

Wright State University has been named on the list of the nation’s best schools for veteran, active-duty and military-dependent students. WSU was ranked No. 80 out of 140 schools in the annual “Best Colleges 2018” from the website The Military Times. More than 600 schools submitted a 150-question survey to be considered, a record number, according to Wright State. RELATED: Wright...
‘Tragic result’: Some use opioid treatment drug to get high

‘Tragic result’: Some use opioid treatment drug to get high

A treatment drug widely-prescribed to help Medicaid recipients get off opioids is being manipulated, sold on the street and used as barter in area jails, according to addiction treatment advocates. “The tragic result is that many addicts are selling their Suboxone script, using part of the cash as a monthly stipend and then purchasing much less expensive heroin or some other drug of choice,&rdquo...
Clark County teacher deadly hit-and-run: Victim’s family wants justice

Clark County teacher deadly hit-and-run: Victim’s family wants justice

The family of a man struck and killed in a hit-and-run crash on North Tecumseh Road more than a year ago says they want justice and are relieved an arrest has been made in the case. Kristine Baggs, a Kenton Ridge High School teacher, was arrested Monday and charged with failure to stop after an accident, tampering with evidence and two counts of vehicular manslaughter, according to the Clark County...
Unsung Hero: Mechanicsburg man feeds neighbors, community

Unsung Hero: Mechanicsburg man feeds neighbors, community

Mechanicsburg resident Bill Miller doesn’t volunteer for publicity — he said he simply wants to help his neighbors. “You see friends and you try to help people and help your neighbor,” said Miller, who’s 80. “If everybody helps their neighbor, that spreads.” RELATED: Volunteer known for work with many Springfield groups Miller serves as president of the Champaign...
Yes, you can make stuffing out of White Castle burgers -- here’s how

Yes, you can make stuffing out of White Castle burgers -- here’s how

Yes, you read that right. Sounds crazy, doesn’t it? Well, according to food writer Mark Fisher’s tips and tricks for surviving Thanksgiving, it’s a pretty legit offbeat stuffing recipe. Oh, and it’s simple, too. Here’s how it’s done. - 10 White Castle hamburgers (no pickles) - 1 ½ cups diced celery - 1 ½ teaspoons dried sage - 1 ¼ teaspoons...
Thanksgiving tips to help you survive the holiday — literally

Thanksgiving tips to help you survive the holiday — literally

Stress? What stress? You got this. These tips will help make your Thanksgiving feast less stressful, more enjoyable and safer for your family.  • For advice on thawing and cooking a turkey, thawing a ham, and other food-prep questions, go to www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/portal/informational/askkaren. • Never thaw the turkey on the counter. • Wait to stuff the turkey right before...
Warming trend begins Thanksgiving Day

Warming trend begins Thanksgiving Day

Quiet and chilly tonight Dry, cool for Thanksgiving Warmer pattern to emerge next week This evening, partly cloudy skies are expected with temperatures in the 30s. TONIGHT: A few clouds. A cold night. Temperatures dropping into the middle 20s. THANKSGIVING: Partly cloudy and cool. Highs will be in the middle 40s. FRIDAY: Sunshine returns with breezy conditions at times. It will be milder...
Christmas tree farms get healthy on good weather

Christmas tree farms get healthy on good weather

The inventory at the Advent Christmas Tree Farm in Englewood is looking good this season for those who want to pick up a live plant for the holiday season.  A wet couple of years damaged Christmas trees at area farms as late as last year, Storm Center 7 Meterologist McCall Vrydaghs said Tuesday.  The heavy rain caused root rot, which occurs when plants get too much water, and brown spot...
Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

COMMON PLEAS COURT NEW SUITS 17-DR-1037 - Justin DuVall, 532 S. Fountain Ave., Apt. C, v. Robin DuVall, Urbana, complaint for divorce. 17-DP-1038 - Ashlee Palmer, North Hampton, v. Matt Palmer, 54 Apple Hill Road, petition for domestic violence civil protection order. 17-DS-1039 - Dustin Paul Krouse, 1630 Woodedge Ave., and Andrea Michelle Krouse, 1630 Woodedge Ave., petition for dissolution of marriage...
Clark County Municipal Court cases

Clark County Municipal Court cases

CASES CALLED MONDAY INCLUDED: Carl W. Chaffin, 47, address unknown, telephone harassment, guilty, 180 days jail with 150 days suspended, credit for time served, 12 months probation, fined $250. Michael A. Fulwiler, 25, of New Carlisle, 12 point suspension, guilty, 10 days jail, credit for time served; distribution/drugs, possession of drugs, dismissed - prosecutor request. Julia Anne Kelly, 19, of...
Southeastern school to start building new gym soon

Southeastern school to start building new gym soon

Southeastern Local Schools in South Charleston would like to start construction on a new gymnasium at its elementary school soon, its superintendent said. “The goal is to get it done by next winter,” Superintendent David Shea said. “That means we need to start construction in the spring.” MORE: Southeastern schools debating new gymnasium To do so, the school is working with...
Cottrel: Cleaning up to host holidays leads to discoveries

Cottrel: Cleaning up to host holidays leads to discoveries

This is the calm before the storm, the day before we dive head first into Thanksgiving and officially enter the Christmas holiday season. Note: This may be the last time you will be able to sit down until 2018. Months ago when the spinning wheel of responsibility pointed to my name, I bravely began preparing to host the huge family Thanksgiving Dinner. I expect to be ready by February. DETAILS: Cottrel...
Chrissy Teigen announces 2nd pregnancy with husband John Legend

Chrissy Teigen announces 2nd pregnancy with husband John Legend

America’s favorite couple has some great news: they’re expecting a second child!  In an adorable Instagram post, Chrissy Teigen announced that she’s pregnant with the couple’s second child. The couple have a daugher, Luna, who’s one year old.
Don’t want to cook? Some Clark County restaurants open on Thanksgiving

Don’t want to cook? Some Clark County restaurants open on Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is just days away and turkeys, among various other holiday staples, are flying off the shelves in stores in Springfield and nationwide. But surprisingly (or maybe unsurprisingly), more Americans are looking to supplement their holiday meals with food provided by their friendly, neighborhood restaurant. RELATED: Hundreds of turkeys donated to Springfield families in need DETAILS: 5 things...
Reports: Family values Ohio lawmaker led double life as gay man

Reports: Family values Ohio lawmaker led double life as gay man

Former state lawmaker, Wes Goodman, a family values conservative, lived a double life as a closeted gay man who routinely exchanged explicit messages to men in political circles in Washington, D.C. and Columbus, according to media reports. Goodman abruptly stepped down when confronted by Ohio House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger about reports that he had “inappropriate behavior” in his Riffe...
Beavercreek sports center looking for new sponsor for naming rights

Beavercreek sports center looking for new sponsor for naming rights

A Beavercreek youth sports center is looking for a new sponsor after it mutually ended a partnership with a local heating and air conditioning business. McAfee Heating & Air Conditioning has ended its partnership with the sports center at 1321 Research Park Drive in Beavercreek. The 55,000 square-foot facility which opened June 30 last year was called McAfee Sports Center until recently. BIZ BEAT...
Northeastern teacher indicted in deadly crash: What we know now

Northeastern teacher indicted in deadly crash: What we know now

A Northeastern School District teacher, Kristine M. Baggs, 40, of Springfield, has been indicted and arrested in connection with the death of a Medway man last year. Here is some history on the ongoing case, along with new information obtained by the Springfield News-Sun. Baggs, a teacher at Kenton Ridge High School, was arrested on Monday and booked into the Clark County Jail about 5 p.m. The arrest...
Dayton native, former Cincinnati Reds player, dies

Dayton native, former Cincinnati Reds player, dies

A Dayton native and former Cincinnati Reds player who also was a member of the 1955 World Series Champion Brooklyn Dodgers has died. Bob “Bush” Borkowski, who resided in old north Dayton, died Nov. 18 at the age of 91. Borkowski, a pitcher turned outfielder, spent most of his six seasons in Major League Baseball with the Chicago Cubs and the Reds. Toward the end of his career in 1955,...
Looking back at Ohio State coach Urban Meyer’s five wins vs. Michigan

Looking back at Ohio State coach Urban Meyer’s five wins vs. Michigan

The Ohio State-Michigan rivalry has always been important to Urban Meyer. Long before he became head coach of the Ohio State Buckeyes, he knew what The Game meant because’s an Ohio native. “As a fan, you sit back and you think it’s one of the coolest things in the world, and you never miss it,” Meyer said Monday. “I remember I was coaching at Colorado State and we were...
Springfield nurse practitioner accused of operating clinic without license

Springfield nurse practitioner accused of operating clinic without license

A Springfield nurse practitioner is under investigation for allegedly operating a pain management clinic without an appropriate license and illegally issuing prescriptions for controlled substances, according to the State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy.  Investigators executed search warrants at the Springfield Primary Health Care on East High Street as well as the home of Douglas Shrewsbury on Scanlon...
Springfield park district receives national award for youth sports

Springfield park district receives national award for youth sports

The National Trail Parks and Recreation District was recently honored by a national organization for having outstanding youth sports programs. The district recently received the National Excellence Award for Youth Sports Standards from the National Alliance for Youth Sports at its annual Youth Sports Congress earlier this month in Orlando, Fla. MORE NEWS: NTPRD wins state award for Chiller project...
Looking back in Springfield: The packed Motor Truck Drive Away Company holiday banquet

Looking back in Springfield: The packed Motor Truck Drive Away Company holiday banquet

This photo shows employees and their spouses on Nov. 15, 1937 at the holiday banquet for the Motor Truck Drive Away Company. Rather than driving transport trucks that held multiple vehicles, something that didn’t become common until later, drivers for the company were responsible for driving each newly built large motor truck around the country, delivering them to the companies that had purchased...
Champaign County teen with multiple personalities to be tried as adult

Champaign County teen with multiple personalities to be tried as adult

A 15-year-old Champaign County teen who a psychologist diagnosed with multiple personalities will be tried as an adult on a murder charge in connection with the killing of his dad’s girlfriend, an attorney in the case said. Donovan Nicholas was 14 at the time prosecutors alleged he shot and stabbed 40-year-old Heidi Fay Taylor in April at his home. Nicholas has pleaded not guilty to an aggravated...
SEC Predictions, Week 13: Alabama-Auburn highlights rivalry weekend

SEC Predictions, Week 13: Alabama-Auburn highlights rivalry weekend

The most important Iron Bowl since the Kick Six is upon us. No. 1 Alabama travels south to face No. 6 Auburn at Jordan-Hare Stadium, and the winner will earn a spot in the conference title game. But there are plenty of other SEC predictions to make outside of the Yellowhammer State. Along with Hans Heiserer, I broke down every Week 13 matchup on Bud Light’s Predictions...
The 5 prospects Nick Saban would be very thankful if Alabama could sign

The 5 prospects Nick Saban would be very thankful if Alabama could sign

Welcome to  SEC Country’s daily Roll Tide-ings, a rundown of everything happening in Alabama Crimson Tide recruiting with Chris Kirschner. Today, we talk the latest with the 5 prospects in the Class of 2018 Alabama would be thankful to sign. Happy Thanksgiving to all of you readers out there! I greatly appreciate each and every one of you who take time...
Ad selling 'used coffin' was joke, not everyone amused

Ad selling 'used coffin' was joke, not everyone amused

An advertisement for a "slightly used coffin" raised eyebrows and the ire of some people. The ad, posted Monday on a Facebook buy, sell and trade page, offered a "Slightly used coffin, only used once." The seller was asking $50 for the casket. A photo of a coffin with a discolored interior accompanied the ad.  The person who posted the ad told KRQE that it was just a...
Kentucky Wildcats podcast: Nick Richards goes off, Calipari goes soft and Thanksgiving foods ranked

Kentucky Wildcats podcast: Nick Richards goes off, Calipari goes soft and Thanksgiving foods ranked

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Kentucky basketball delivered its most encouraging performance of the season, Nick Richards went bonkers and John Calipari just wanted to talk about the spirit of Thanksgiving after an 86-67 win over Fort Wayne on Wednesday night. Host Curtis Burch and beat writer Kyle Tucker hung around into the wee hours at Rupp Arena to record a fresh episode of Wildcat ...
What Jauan Jennings’ dismissal means to Tennessee football program

What Jauan Jennings’ dismissal means to Tennessee football program

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee’s miserable football season continued on Wednesday night. Volatile receiver Jauan Jennings exploded with a profanity-laced message aimed at the Vols coaching staff and was dismissed. The next coach can’t get here fast enough to clean up what has fast become a mess of injured, frustrated players on the brink of suffering the first eight-loss...
Richard Jibunor sets up for Thanksgiving Day decision between Auburn, Florida and Tennessee

Richard Jibunor sets up for Thanksgiving Day decision between Auburn, Florida and Tennessee

Welcome to SEC Country’s daily Auburn Tigers  football recruiting notebook with Auburn recruiting beat writer Benjamin Wolk. It’s Thursday and SEC Country previews Richard Jibunor’s commitment decision. It’s quite fitting for Richard Jibunor to be committing on Thanksgiving. Of all the prospects I’ve covered, nobody is more thankful for the...
Arizona DOT gets silly with 'Dilly Dilly' sign

Arizona DOT gets silly with 'Dilly Dilly' sign

In an effort to encourage sober drivers over the Thanksgiving holiday, the Arizona Department of Transportation decided to get silly. Or is that dilly? Television viewers are likely familiar with Budweiser's latest ad campaign, featuring a court in a vaguely medieval setting. Those in attendance who bring Bud Light receive an enthusiastic reception, with everyone saying, "Dilly, dilly!"...
Cardinals RB David Johnson not likely to make a comeback in 2017

Cardinals RB David Johnson not likely to make a comeback in 2017

When Arizona Cardinals running back David Johnson injured his wrist, the initial thought was that he could get back on the field near the end of the season. Now it looks like fans probably won’t see him again until 2018. “Cardinals RB David Johnson has not progressed from his wrist injury as Arizona hoped and is not expected to return this season, per HC Bruce Arians...
Can Florida close the deal on free-agent coaching candidate Chip Kelly?

Can Florida close the deal on free-agent coaching candidate Chip Kelly?

The Florida Gators finally got back into the win column and the Chip Kelly buzz is heating up once again now that their is a new suitor in the mix. It’s a news-filled backdrop as the Gators prepare for their regular-season finale against Florida State on Saturday . SEC Country’s Zach Abolverdi and Jordan McPherson discuss...
Source: Mugabe granted immunity; safety in Zimbabwe ensured

Source: Mugabe granted immunity; safety in Zimbabwe ensured

Former President Robert Mugabe was granted immunity from prosecution and was assured that his safety in Zimbabwe would be protected, Reuters reported. The announcement was part of a deal that led to the 93-year-old’s resignation, sources told Reuters. Mugabe, who had led Zimbabwe since its independence from Great Britain in 1980, resigned Tuesday after the army seized power and the...
Trading places: 3 Ohio State players Michigan would love to have on its 2017 roster

Trading places: 3 Ohio State players Michigan would love to have on its 2017 roster

There will be no warm wishes from the Michigan faithful to any Ohio State player when the teams meet on Saturday in Ann Arbor for the 114th time in the series that is known as “The Game.” What if any of those players weren’t wearing Buckeyes leaves on their helmets? What if this was like fantasy football and you could magically trade for players from your...
Nebraska football: Catch up before the game

Nebraska football: Catch up before the game

Nebraska will try to finish a disappointing season on a high note when it hosts Iowa on Friday, Nov. 24, in Lincoln. The game will kick off at 4 p.m. ET and will be televised by FOX Sports 1. Here’s a look at the best of Land of 10’s coverage of the Huskers this week: As Nebraska prepares for its season finale, Scott Frost and the future remain hot topics If the Huskers are...
Iowa football: Catch up before the game

Iowa football: Catch up before the game

Iowa (6-5, 3-5 Big Ten) will take on Nebraska (4-7, 3-5) on Friday, Nov. 24, in Lincoln, Neb. The game will kick off at 4 p.m. ET and will be televised by FOX Sports 1. Here’s a look at the best of Land of 10’s coverage of the Hawkeyes this week: Iowa’s football leadership stability devout over 40 years Iowa punting situation provides underwhelming results Importance...
What South Carolina recruiting fans should be thankful for this year

What South Carolina recruiting fans should be thankful for this year

Whenever Will Muschamp lands a commitment, the South Carolina coach drops a #SpursUp on Twitter. Come to SEC Country for the latest news, notes and observations in South Carolina recruiting.  For previous editions of SpursUp Surveillance, check out the link. South Carolina’s 2018 signing class has three 4-star...
This week in Bengals history: Nov. 26

This week in Bengals history: Nov. 26

The Cincinnati Bengals have played six times on Nov. 26, and they are 3-3 in those contests. Here is a look at each game: Nov. 26, 2006 – Cincinnati Bengals 30, Cleveland Browns 0 at Cleveland Browns Stadium Carson Palmer threw two touchdown passes to Chris Henry and one to T.J. Houshmandzadeh as the Bengals improved to 6-5. Following the first TD pass to Henry, Shayne Graham kicked his 158th...
Arkansas Razorbacks podcast: Hogs fans should never settle for average

Arkansas Razorbacks podcast: Hogs fans should never settle for average

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Welcome to SEC Country’s  daily Arkansas Borderline Erotic podcast, the most-listened-to Razorbacks podcast in the country. In this episode, John Nabors talks about the expectation Arkansas fans should have for their football program and why settling for average is dangerous. ...
Tennessee basketball back in spotlight, ESPN raving about Vols entering Villanova clash

Tennessee basketball back in spotlight, ESPN raving about Vols entering Villanova clash

Tennessee basketball is back in the spotlight, and for all the right reasons after beating experienced, battled-tested Purdue 78-75 in overtime in the Battle 4 Atlantis. The Vols (3-0) are back in action today against No. 5-ranked Villanova (4-0) at 12:30 p.m. ET in the semifinals of the Battle 4 Atlantis at Paradise Island, Bahamas. It’s the first time Tennessee men&rsquo...
PK80 invitational: Get to know the 16-team college basketball mega-tournament

PK80 invitational: Get to know the 16-team college basketball mega-tournament

The PK80 Phil Knight Invitational basketball tournament starts Thursday, Nov. 23. This special Thanksgiving tournament features some top teams, some solid teams and also some teams from the state of Oregon. It’s another wrinkle to add into your college basketball holiday viewing schedule. The tournament will take place Thursday through Sunday in Portland. Games will...
Poll: Americans wary about talking politics on Thanksgiving

Poll: Americans wary about talking politics on Thanksgiving

It’s OK to talk turkey during today’s Thanksgiving dinner, but a new poll reveals that more than a third of all Americans do not want to discuss politics. According to The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll, only two out of 10 people said they were eager to talk politics. Four out of 10 do not feel strongly either way.  Democrats are slightly more likely...
The Broncos are soft, and it’s John Elway’s fault

The Broncos are soft, and it’s John Elway’s fault

Denver Broncos GM John Elway called the team soft. He later said that he meant the whole organization, including himself, even though the “soft” label typically just applies to play on the field. It’s a mentality from one snap to the next. Well, the 3-7 Broncos do look soft. It would be astounding if they got to .500 this season, and they’re more likely heading...
PK80 college basketball tournament bracket: TV schedule, game times, live stream info

PK80 college basketball tournament bracket: TV schedule, game times, live stream info

The PK80 Invitational begins on Thanksgiving. The 16-team mega-tournament goes from Nov. 23-26, with Duke, Michigan State and North Carolina among the teams battling it out over two separate brackets in Portland. Below, find the brackets, dates, game times and live stream information for PK80. ( Click here to see a larger version of the bracket.) ( Click here to...
Michigan State-DePaul: Time, TV channel, watch online for PK80 Invitational game (November 23, 2017)

Michigan State-DePaul: Time, TV channel, watch online for PK80 Invitational game (November 23, 2017)

No. 4 Michigan State (2-1) and DePaul (1-2) meet in a men’s basketball game on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 23, 2017. Find game time, TV channel and how to watch online information below. The game is a first-round matchup in the PK80 Invitational honoring Nike co-founder Phil Knight’s upcoming 80th birthday. Michigan State and DePaul have the late game in the &ldquo...
College Football Playoff rankings: Top 25 scores, results for week 13

College Football Playoff rankings: Top 25 scores, results for week 13

The College Football Playoff rankings for Week 13 are out and Alabama remained in the No. 1 spot, but Miami and Clemson flip-flopped at Nos. 2 and 3. No. 14 Mississippi State takes on Ole Miss on Thursday night at 7:30 PM ET. While there was little movement among the top half of the Top 25 other than Miami moving ahead of Clemson, things should start taking shape beginning...
Let’s celebrate Thanksgiving, LSU football style

Let’s celebrate Thanksgiving, LSU football style

LSU football is in the news every day, and  the Bayou Bengal Briefing is here to keep you updated with the latest headlines five mornings a week. Join us every Monday through Friday for the biggest news on Tigers football, recruiting, baseball and more. Enjoy! Happy Thanksgiving, Tigers fans. And if there’s one thing we can all agree to be thankful...
Auburn-Alabama football: Time, TV channel, watch online for Iron Bowl (November 25, 2017)

Auburn-Alabama football: Time, TV channel, watch online for Iron Bowl (November 25, 2017)

For the second time in five years, the annual Auburn-Alabama matchup — the Iron Bowl — carries even more weight than the normal in-state bragging rights. Gus Malzahn’s Tigers and Nick Saban’s Crimson Tide will square off Saturday in Jordan-Hare Stadium for the SEC West title. No. 1 Alabama (11-0 overall, 7-0 SEC) has rolled through its regular season...
Mississippi State-Ole Miss football: TV channel, time, live stream, odds, picks (November 23, 2017)

Mississippi State-Ole Miss football: TV channel, time, live stream, odds, picks (November 23, 2017)

The Mississippi State Bulldogs will look to pick up their ninth win of the year when they take on the Ole Miss Rebels on Thursday, November 23. Below find TV channel, time and live stream information, plus odds and picks. Mississippi State fell behind early last week, but pulled out a come-from-behind victory to beat Arkansas. The Bulldogs won last year’s Egg Bowl matchup...
Tennessee basketball vs. Villanova: Time, TV channel, how to watch online (November 23, 2017)

Tennessee basketball vs. Villanova: Time, TV channel, how to watch online (November 23, 2017)

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee faced its biggest test of the season Wednesday and passed with flying colors. The Vols defeated No. 18 Purdue 78-75 in an overtime thriller. The reward is an even bigger matchup against No. 5 Villanova on Thursday at 12:30 p.m. ET on ESPN. This is the Vols’ second game of the three-game Battle 4 Atlantis tournament. RELATED:  4...
LSU-Texas A&M football: TV channel, time, live stream, odds, picks (November 25, 2017)

LSU-Texas A&M football: TV channel, time, live stream, odds, picks (November 25, 2017)

LSU Tigers football plays the Texas A&M Aggies on Saturday, November 25 at 6:30 p.m. CT. Find the game time, TV channel and online stream info below. Coming off a road win over Tennessee, LSU (8-3, 5-2 SEC) ends its regular season slate with a home matchup versus Texas A&M. Since Texas A&M joined the SEC in 2012, the Aggies have not beaten LSU. With a win,...
Mississippi alderman charged with procuring prostitution

Mississippi alderman charged with procuring prostitution

An alderman from a north Mississippi county was arrested and charged Wednesday with procuring prostitution, police said. Ronald Wayne Hale was booked into the DeSoto County jail with a $1,000 bond, according to the sheriff's office. He was released Wednesday afternoon. Hale had no comment as he left the jail. Hale is the alderman of Ward 2 in Southaven. He is serving his second term as an alderman...
Ole Miss-Mississippi State: Time, TV channel, watch online for Week 13 game (November 23, 2017)

Ole Miss-Mississippi State: Time, TV channel, watch online for Week 13 game (November 23, 2017)

The Ole Miss Rebels will look to pick up a win in one of the most heated rivalries in all of college football as they take on the Mississippi State Bulldogs on Thursday, Nov. 23. Below find game time, TV channel and live stream information. The Rebels come in after a tough loss to Texas A&M last week. This will be the final game of the season for the Rebels, as they are...
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