Man accused of Ridgewood break-ins sentenced to prison Friday

A Springfield man accused of breaking into homes within the last year was sentenced to 8 years in prison Friday. Jeffery Jenkins, 38, took a plea deal earlier this month and pleaded guilty to burglary in the second degree in Clark County Common Pleas Court. Jenkins told the court on Friday before he was sentenced that he was sorry. “I’m ashamed,” he said. READ: Two arrested in connection...


Man whose body pulled from creek told 911 ‘I’d rather be humiliated than dead’

Man whose body pulled from creek told 911 ‘I’d rather be humiliated than dead’

The 71-year-old man who died and whose body was pulled out of Wolf Creek on Wednesday had called 911 and tried to let police know he needed help.  “I need a rescue,” Charles Romine told a 911 dispatcher, according to the recording obtained by this news organization. “I’ve been on these rocks for, like, three hours.”  Romine called 911 at 2:13 p.m. Monday...
Funeral for last eyewitness to Pearl Harbor bombing Sunday in Ohio

Funeral for last eyewitness to Pearl Harbor bombing Sunday in Ohio

A Cleveland area native who was believed to be the only Pearl Harbor survivor to visit the 9/11 memorial site in New York was expected to be laid to rest Sunday in this hometown. John Seelie died at age 94 last month and was also believed to be the last eyewitness to see the Japanese attack on Wheeler Army Air Field near Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on Dec. 7, 1941, according to the Sarasota Herald-Tribune...
CVS Health to limit opioid access to customers

CVS Health to limit opioid access to customers

Local residents whose health benefits are overseen by one of the largest pharmacy benefit managers will soon be limited to how many opioids they can get at one time. In the face of a sweeping opioid overdose epidemic — in part blamed on over-prescription of opioids — CVS Caremark plans to limit opioid prescriptions to seven days or less for some patients. RELATED: Five things you didn&rsquo...
Bellefontaine man killed in Logan County rollover crash

Bellefontaine man killed in Logan County rollover crash

A 23-year-old Bellefontaine man was killed in a single-vehicle crash in Logan County Friday morning.  State troopers and medics responded to Ohio 292 in Perry Twp., Logan County around 7:25 a.m. on reports of a single vehicle rollover crash.  An initial investigation found a 2004 Jeep Wrangler, driven by Ethan P. Zack, 23, of Bellefontaine, was traveling north on Ohio 292 when he traveled...
Champaign County teen charged with murder gets hearing pushed back

Champaign County teen charged with murder gets hearing pushed back

A scheduling conflict has forced a hearing for a Champaign County teen accused of killing a woman to be pushed back. Donovan Nicholas, 14, was set for an amenability hearing on Friday. Champaign County Prosecutor Kevin Talebi told the Springfield News-Sun that a scheduling conflict forced the case to be put on hold for a month. MORE: Champaign Co. prosecutors want 8th-grade murder suspect tried The...
Local health network to announce opioid-free health care tool

Local health network to announce opioid-free health care tool

Kettering Health Network said it plans to unveil a new tool in October to be used for opioid-free health care. “As you know, we are facing an opioid epidemic locally and nationally. Over the years, the number of patients who have been prescribed high doses of long-acting narcotics has escalated,” the network said in a statement about the planned Oct. 2 announcement. RELATED: High infant...
Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

COMMON PLEAS COURT NEW SUITS 17-DP-0854 - Deloris Ann Brown, 918 Clifton Ave., v. Shanice King, 337 E. John St., Apt. B, petition for civil stalking protection order. 17-DP-0855 - Virginia M. Meade, 1023 W. Perrin Ave., v. Aaron M. Marshall, 1670 Summit St., petition for civil stalking protection order. 17-DP-0856 - Tiarra M. Thompson, 29 E. Liberty St., v. Ryan E. Boudreaux-Durr, 29 E. Liberty St...
Upswing in Greene County property values reflects local trend

Upswing in Greene County property values reflects local trend

Greene County residents will be getting notified of property reappraisals recently completed by the county auditor’s office. On average, residential property values across the county are up by 5 percent, a marked increase from the last reappraisals in 2014, which saw a drop in values of 4 percent, according to Greene County Auditor David Graham. The new appraisals reflect a pattern evident in...
Stafford: Group marks 20th year of funding literacy projects

Stafford: Group marks 20th year of funding literacy projects

For the past 19 years, the Springfield Literacy Sting has given adults the rare opportunity to publically humiliate themselves by misspelling words in a crowded room, while at the same time raising $150,000 for a crucial community cause. »MORE: Songs can recall history, predict future Much of this multi-tasking has been made possible by two tireless worker bees who...
AF Marathon participation down; race seeks answers

AF Marathon participation down; race seeks answers

Faced with fewer people running this year, Air Force Marathon organizers may consider changes to the series of races to push up numbers on the starting line in 2018. The marathon, a series of races with 5K and 10K contests and half- and full-marathons, may add a new race of a shorter distance, and increase opportunities to participate in more than one event, according to marathon director Rob Aguiar...
Clark County Sheriff identifies needs for office

Clark County Sheriff identifies needs for office

The Clark County Sheriff’s Office needs some updating and could use more personnel, but the department is doing the best job it can, Sheriff Deb Burchett and one of her staff members said. Burchett and Grants Manager Wendy Holt talked about the office during remarks at the Springfield Rotary Club’s weekly luncheon. RELATED : Clark County drug bust nets 1 pound of fentanyl, meth and cash...
Favorite airports in North America? Regional hubs land on list

Favorite airports in North America? Regional hubs land on list

Despite constant construction and increased passenger traffic, passengers are more satisfied with their experiences at airports across North America than ever before. Overall passenger satisfaction with airport has reached an all-time high, and some regional airports like John Glenn Columbus International Airport and the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport have made the list of top...
What are shoppers buying this Halloween? Superhero costumes

What are shoppers buying this Halloween? Superhero costumes

Americans are expected to spend more than $9 billion in Halloween spending this year, according to the National Retail Federation survey. Consumers are expected to spend an average $86.13, up from last year’s $82.93, with 179 million Americans planning to partake in Halloween festivities, up from 171 million in 2016. Only 12.9 percent say their spending will be impacted by the economy, down...
Springfield native living clean, successful after prison, addiction

Springfield native living clean, successful after prison, addiction

Springfield native Jeff Childress began using drugs when he was 12 years old — and he never stopped. He didn’t know as a pre-teen it would lead him to prison twice and homelessness. “Basically, it was a loss of everything,” Childress said. “Living skills reduced to the animal level.” Childress has been clean since Feb. 19, 2014. He now owns an exterior cleaning...
Ohio State named most valuable college football team, UC makes top 100

Ohio State named most valuable college football team, UC makes top 100

A new study has found that Ohio State University’s football team is the most valuable college team in the country. Ohio State’s team is valued at $1.5 billion, according to a study conducted by Ryan Brewer, an associate professor at Indiana University-Purdue University Columbus whose findings were published in The Wall Street Journal this week. RELATED: Demonstration at Wright State sparks...
Spotty fog by sunrise, hot and humid weekend

Spotty fog by sunrise, hot and humid weekend

Some spotty fog by sunrise Hot and humid all weekend Fall officially begins at 4:02 p.m. Today: It will be warm and muggy start to the day with the chance for spotty fog by sunrise, said Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini. There will be sunshine and scattered clouds today. Highs will be in the upper 80s, which is about 15 degrees warmer than normal.  Kirstie Zontini Saturday...
Ohio man accused of violating new state bestiality law

Ohio man accused of violating new state bestiality law

An Ohio man is accused of violating Ohio’s new law banning sex with animals, according to Cleveland Municipal Court records. Scott Turner, 47, of Cleveland, was charged by a Cleveland Animal Protective League officer with engaging in sexual conduct with an animal, court records show. He has been ordered to appear in court Oct. 5 for a hearing on the second-degree misdemeanor charge. Cleveland...
Greene commissioners OK $1M to extend water service to airport

Greene commissioners OK $1M to extend water service to airport

Greene County Commissioners voted 2-1 today to spend $1 million toward extending water and sewer services to the Lewis A. Jackson Regional Airport. The $2 million project can now move forward once the county and Beavercreek Twp. enter into an agreement with the Ohio Public Works Commission for a $653,000 grant and a no-interest loan for $300,000. Beavercreek Twp., which has plans to build a fire station...
I-70 W reopens in Clark County following rollover crash 

I-70 W reopens in Clark County following rollover crash 

I-70 West has reopened following one male being transported to Miami Valley Hospital via CareFlight. Another male was transported to Springfield Regional Hospital. The extent of their injuries are currently unknown.  All lanes of I-70 West are closed between Ohio 41 and U.S. 40  for CareFlight to land.   A CareFlight medical helicopter has been requested to a reported rollover crash...
Death Wish Coffee Co. recalls product possibly contaminated with deadly toxin

Death Wish Coffee Co. recalls product possibly contaminated with deadly toxin

Death Wish Coffee Co. has initiated a recall one of its nitro coffee products because it could be contaminated with a deadly toxin. The Round Lake, N.Y.-based coffee producer determined that the current process could lead to the growth and production of the deadly toxin, botulin, in low acid foods commercialized in reduced oxygen packaging. Botulism, a potentially fatal form of food poisoning, can...
Woman sentenced in Logan County Thanksgiving Day killing

Woman sentenced in Logan County Thanksgiving Day killing

Sentencing was held Thursday for a woman who pleaded guilty in connection to the killing of a Logan County man on Thanksgiving.  Jasmine Lewis was sentenced today in a Logan County court to 15 years to life in prison after she pleaded guilty earlier to a complicity to murder charge in the death of 45-year-old Jeff Brentlinger.  In a statement to the court during the hearing, Lewis said there...
High School Wrestling: Another Jordan headed to Ohio State

High School Wrestling: Another Jordan headed to Ohio State

Ohio State University wrestling coach Tom Ryan made it three-for-three with the Jordan family this week. Rocky Jordan, Graham’s two-time state champ, verbally committed to the Buckeyes after completing his visits – which included one to Big Ten rival Michigan. »RELATED: Jordan dominates to win state title Rocky will be the third Jordan brother to wrestle for the Buckeyes. In March...
Meijer to sell discolored, scarred produce for reduced prices

Meijer to sell discolored, scarred produce for reduced prices

Meijer will sell packaged fresh produce that is discolored, scarred or odd-sized for discounted prices. The Misfits program rolled out at all Meijer locations earlier this month, and customers have already purchased nearly a quarter of a million pounds of fresh, perfectly-imperfect produce. The packaged fresh produce may be discolored, scarred or odd-sized, but offers the same taste, freshness and...
Greenon taking steps to begin construction of new $54 million school

Greenon taking steps to begin construction of new $54 million school

Greenon Local School leaders are close to making major moves to start the construction project that will build a new pre-k through 12th-grade building in the district. A lot of hard work has been done over the summer to make sure the district is ready to move forward with the project, Superintendent Brad Silvus said. The district has sold bonds, worked with the Ohio Facility Construction Commission...

FEMA awards grant to Springfield firefighters

The Springfield Fire Rescue Division was awarded a roughly $14,000 federal grant that will be used to cover the costs to certify firefighters as fire safety inspectors, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown’s office announced Thursday. The Federal Emergency Management Agency grant will cover the costs to provide training to 15 firefighters, said Brian Miller, assistant chief of the Springfield Fire Rescue...
Clark County Municipal Court cases

Clark County Municipal Court cases

CASES CALLED TUESDAY INCLUDED: Rodney Criswell, 50, of Fort Worth, Texas, assault amended to disorderly, guilty, fined $100. Angela R. Nutt, 29, of 913 Kenton St., two counts child endangering, dismissed. Crissie J. Nutt, 32, of 913 Kenton St., child endangering, dismissed. Naasirah K. Akram, 24, of 1114 Russel Ave., resisting arrest, guilty, 30 days jail with 30 days suspended, fine and cost due...
Two Clark Co. organizations celebrate 65 years helping disabled

Two Clark Co. organizations celebrate 65 years helping disabled

Two Clark County organizations aimed at helping the developmentally disabled are celebrating 65 years in the county. Developmental Disabilities of Clark County and TAC- The Abilities Connection, were founded as one organization in 1952. RELATED: Clark County gets $1M, first-of-its-kind program to treat kids Developmental Disabilities of Clark County serves 1,150 children and adults and aims to support...
Former Blue Jacket theater set for demolition in Greene County

Former Blue Jacket theater set for demolition in Greene County

It’s been 10 years since the Blue Jacket theater group performed at Caesar’s Ford Park, and now the dilapidated buildings are slated to be torn down. A padlock on the front gates keeps the public out of the park at 520 S. Stringtown Road. The structures, which were built in the 1970s, have not been maintained and now pose safety hazards, Greene County officials said.
Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

COMMON PLEAS COURT CURRENT BUSINESS Ford Motor Credit Company, LLC, v. Michael J. Wilkinson, judgment for $17,091. State of Ohio v. Jonathan Vorhees, convicted of receiving stolen property, nine months prison with credit for jail time served. State of Ohio v. Lindsay Cade III, convicted of receiving stolen property, one year prison, post-release control terminated and one year additional prison term...
Ohio AG DeWine ‘aggressively monitoring’ Equifax data breach

Ohio AG DeWine ‘aggressively monitoring’ Equifax data breach

While Massachusetts filed suit against Equifax over its massive data breach, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine is “aggressively monitoring” the situation and offering tips to consumers on how to protect themselves. “Our office cannot confirm or deny consumer protection investigations of this nature unless litigation is filed. Because we cannot comment on those lines, I can only note...
Ohio State receivers ready for any shot they get

Ohio State receivers ready for any shot they get

Two hybrid backs have emerged as Ohio State Buckeyes quarterback J.T. Barrett’s favorite targets, though it’s still too early to tell who will be the team’s go-to guy in the passing game — or if there will be one at all. Parris Campbell and K.J. Hill, who are splitting time at H-back, lead the team with 15 catches. Barrett has thrown five touchdown passes, all to different...
Holiday sales expected to increase this season

Holiday sales expected to increase this season

Retail sales are expected to rise more than 4 percent compared to last shopping season, according to Deloitte’s annual retail holiday sales forecast. Total holiday sales — seasonally adjusted and excluding motor vehicles and gasoline — are expected to reach $1.04 to $1.05 trillion between November and January, Deloitte reported. Deloitte also forecasts an 18 to 21 percent increase...
Springfield ex-addicts: Recovery possible

Springfield ex-addicts: Recovery possible

About 160 people have died from drug overdoses in Clark County since the beginning of 2016 but many more have escaped addiction’s grasp. In Springfield, hundreds of addicts have found their way to local treatment facilities and programs to live a better life. This month, those addicts celebrate recovery as part of National Recovery Month, held annually in the United States. Springfield native...
Jupiter visible in the night sky through Saturday

Jupiter visible in the night sky through Saturday

The moon will help you again this weekend to find a bright planet.  Jupiter will be visible in the night sky right after sunset until Saturday. On  Friday at 9:13 p.m., and on Saturday at 9:46 p.m., look to the western horizon and make sure you have a clear view free of trees or buildings that would block your view. When you find the waxing crescent moon, look toward the horizon for Jupiter...
‘Perfect’ Springfield couple battles addictions, finds recovery

‘Perfect’ Springfield couple battles addictions, finds recovery

In 2014, Springfield residents Abby and Eli Glaser and their five children were pictured on a billboard for a local organization promoting healthy relationships. At home, however, the family struggled as Eli Glaser battled a prescription pill addiction and depression that saw him blow through the family’s finances. He tried to get clean multiple times but wasn’t ready. RELATED: New program...
‘Smart car’ technology may make roads safer, but some fear data hacks

‘Smart car’ technology may make roads safer, but some fear data hacks

Autonomous vehicles are the wave of a rapidly approaching future that is already bringing increasing amounts of “smart” technology to cars and trucks, and could eventually make passengers of everyone in a vehicle. Experts say smart cars will make the roads exponentially safer by taking the automobile’s weak link — its human driver — out of the equation. Accidents would...
Summer-like temperatures to start fall

Summer-like temperatures to start fall

Mainly clear skies are anticipated overnight as temperatures drop into the middle to upper 60s. Once again, there could be some patchy dense fog before daybreak, Storm Center 7 Meteorologist McCall Vrydaghs said. Stray shower or storm possible this evening Summer-like temperatures through weekend Fall starts at 4:02 p.m. Friday Friday: After some morning fog in spots, we’ll see more sunshine...
Demonstration at Wright State sparks debate over campus free speech

Demonstration at Wright State sparks debate over campus free speech

College administrators across the nation are being questioned on their decisions that some say bar free speech from campuses. Wright State University found itself at the center of the ongoing debate about campus free speech Wednesday when questions emerged over how the school handled an anti-abortion demonstration. The issue of free speech at colleges has bubbled up in recent months as some schools...
Urbana to host discussion on cyber security for bank customers

Urbana to host discussion on cyber security for bank customers

A forum Thursday in Urbana will highlight the impact of cyber crime for businesses and bank customers, in light of several high-profile attacks that have potentially exposed personal information of millions of Americans in recent years. Most recently, the national credit-reporting firm Equifax confirmed a massive data breach that potentially exposed personal information of as many as 143 million Americans...
Indiana Task Force 1 heads to WPAFB for Hurricane Maria deployment

Indiana Task Force 1 heads to WPAFB for Hurricane Maria deployment

Nearly 30 members of Indiana Task Force 1 staying tonight at a Beavercreek hotel may be enjoying their last good sleep for awhile. The task force is ready to fly out of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Thursday or Friday for the Caribbean in the wake of Hurricane Maria. They arrived tonight in the Dayton area, packed and ready to go to help out victims in the U.S. Virgin Islands or Puerto Rico. &ldquo...
1 million Ohio public employees, retirees may see pension cut

1 million Ohio public employees, retirees may see pension cut

Ohio’s biggest public pension system is considering cutting the cost of living allowances for its 1-million members as a way to shore up the long-term finances of the fund. Ohio Public Employees Retirement System trustees on Wednesday discussed options that could affect all current and future retirees, including tying the cost of living allowance to inflation and capping it and delaying the...
Sen. Rob Portman wants opioid money added to health care bill

Sen. Rob Portman wants opioid money added to health care bill

Sen. Rob Portman has privately urged Senate Republican leaders to include billions of federal dollars to treat opioid addiction as part of a controversial health bill that could reach the Senate floor next week. The bill, co-sponsored by Republican Sens. Lindsay Graham of South Carolina and Bill Cassidy of Louisiana, would dramatically revise the 2010 health law known as Obamacare by shifting hundreds...

NCAA rules force Texas A&M runner Ryan Trahan to remove his collegiate connection from personal business promotion

Texas A&M freshman cross country runner Ryan Trahan has been forced into a decision by the NCAA regarding his eligibility as a collegiate athlete and his role as a personal business owner. Trahan runs a YouTube account that has 14,000 subscribers on which he posts videos documenting his cross country career as well as promoting a water bottle business he started. ...

Broncos coach Vance Joseph has huge praise for Bills QB Tyrod Taylor

It would be easy for the Denver Broncos to overlook their Week 3 opponent, the Buffalo Bills. After all, they are riding high after two impressive wins to open the season, and they have a divisional matchup with the Oakland Raiders looming in Week 4. Denver head coach Vance Joseph is doing his best to squash the notion that his team is facing a trap game against...
Sports complex to mean hundreds of Hamilton jobs

Sports complex to mean hundreds of Hamilton jobs

Not only will the proposed Spooky Nook Sports at Champion Mill attract athletes from about a 3½-hour drive from Hamilton, but it also will create hundreds of jobs. The mega sports complex is being built at the former paper mill along North B Street. MORE: What Hamilton’s massive sports center could look like For an idea of how significant the number of jobs can be, the existing Spooky...
Equifax apologizes for sending people to fake company website

Equifax apologizes for sending people to fake company website

Equifax linked people to a fake online site that mimicked the link for its own site on its massive Sept. 7 security breach that affected 143 million Americans. After the breach, which involved Social Security numbers and other key identifying information, Equifax set up a site, equifaxsecurity2017.com, that directed people to information on the hacking incident and links to sign up for free credit...

Iowa releases hype video for Penn State game

Iowa has the chance for a season-defining win on Saturday night under the lights against No. 4 Penn State. Kinnick Stadium will be rocking and the Hawkeyes have a chance to start out their Big Ten season with a huge win over the defending conference champs. A lot of Iowa fans have probably already been counting down the hours until kick off (7:30 ET, ABC), but in case they...

What Florida football’s offense is lacking without Antonio Callaway, Jordan Scarlett

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The last time the Florida Gators played Kentucky, wide receiver Antonio Callaway had a game-high 129 receiving yards and closed scoring in the first quarter with a 78-yard touchdown catch from Luke Del Rio. Running back Jordan Scarlett had 43 rushing yards on 9 carries and added a touchdown late in the third quarter as the Gators blew out...

Arkansas mailbag, Week 4: Nebraska and Bret Bielema? Devwah Whaley’s status?

Welcome to SEC Country’s weekly Arkansas sports mailbag with reporter Eric W. Bolin. In this edition, we discuss the future of Bret Bielema, who might be coming next, why Arkansas football recruiting is treading water, and the truth that Arkansas is, in fact, a baseball school. Sure. And yet, at the time, absolutely not. It took me leaving Arklahoma and...
Protesters disrupt former FBI Director Comey's speech at Howard University

Protesters disrupt former FBI Director Comey's speech at Howard University

Former FBI director James Comey was heckled and jeered throughout a speech at Howard University Friday by a group of protesters chanting "no justice, no peace'' — a loud, contentious standoff that didn't end until he finished his remarks. The scene — a former senior government official being shouted down and trying to speak over angry demonstrators — marked a...

LOOK: Oregon unveils white and chrome uniforms for Arizona State game

Oregon unveiled their uniform combination for Saturday’s contest against Arizona State in Tempe. The No. 24 Ducks will be wearing all white, except for a chrome helmet which features wings instead of the traditional “O” logo. Oregon (3-0), wore the chrome lids against Nebraska in week two. The Ducks must have felt like the helmets worked for them as they...
Joe Thomas turns snaps record into comedy

Joe Thomas turns snaps record into comedy

Joe Thomas set the NFL snaps record Sunday, exceeding 10,000 (10,064, to be exact). He’s had fun on social media all week, talking about his time with the Browns. On Thursday, he posted a photo mimicking Wilt Chamberlain’s 100 point game pose. <div></div><br><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href="...

West Virginia looking to ‘force the run’ on offense this year

West Virginia head coach Dana Holgorsen and offensive coordinator Jake Spavital have always favored spread passing attacks. But now, the Mountaineers are looking to establish the ground game — by any means necessary. Mike Casazza of 247Sports says that Holgorsen and Spavital are looking to utilize running back Justin Crawford more. They’ve called 82 runs and 68 passes this...
Reds approach team home run record

Reds approach team home run record

This Reds season has left much to be desired - except in the power department. The Reds are second in the NL in homers, and their 210 long balls are the second most in team history. Breaking the team record of 222 is conceivable with two weeks left. <div></div><br><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">The Reds have 210...
Investigation launched into HHS Secretary Tom Price's travel on charter jets

Investigation launched into HHS Secretary Tom Price's travel on charter jets

Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price will face an inspector general's investigation into his reported use of chartered jets for at least two dozen flights in recent months at taxpayer expense. A spokeswoman for HHS Inspector General Daniel R. Levinson told The Washington Post on Friday that the agency will request records of Price's travel and review the justification made by Price and his...
1-year-old dies after father attempts to treat cough with steamy shower

1-year-old dies after father attempts to treat cough with steamy shower

A 1-year-old baby has died in New York after his father attempted to treat a chronic cough by leaving the child in a steamy bathroom.  >> Read more trending news Mordechai Halpern, of Brooklyn, New York, was found unresponsive at his parents’ home on Thursday morning after his mother discovered him alone in a bathroom at the residence. According to WPIX, Mordechai’s father...

Vikings QB Sam Bradford ruled out for Week 3 vs. Tampa Bay

Minnesota quarterback Sam Bradford was officially ruled out for the team’s Week 3 game against Tampa Bay by head coach Mike Zimmer on Friday. The former Oklahoma quarterback did not play against Pittsburgh in a 26-9 loss last Sunday. A knee injury kept him out of action after he helped the Vikings to a win in their season opener against New Orleans. Bradford looked...

LSU-Syracuse score predictions: SEC Country picks

Orange you glad this week is over? After enduring the misery of a 37-7 loss to Mississippi State and the mystery of wondering whether Derrius Guice will play this week, LSU finally gets to move forward as Syracuse pays a visit to Tiger Stadium. Syracuse and LSU are in the second game of that noble concept known as the home-and-home series. The Tigers traveled to Upstate New...

Purdue’s Jeff Brohm dives in on matchup against Michigan

Purdue has surprised some people in the early part of the 2017 season. The Boilermakers weren’t supposed to contend for a Big Ten title at the start of the season – and they’re still unranked in the latest AP Poll – but they do have a tremendous opportunity ahead of themselves in Saturday’s matchup against No. 8 Michigan. First-year head coach...

USC, Cal prepare for an undefeated showdown for the first time in awhile

The USC Trojans and Cal Bears have a long and storied rivalry. However, it’s been awhile since both teams met when they’ve each been undefeated. The last time USC and Cal met when they were both undefeated was in 2004 at the Los Angeles Coliseum. The Trojans, in the midst of a 34-game winning streak, defeated the Bears 23-17. That game is of particular note not...

Bills to face Von Miller with rookie left tackle Dion Dawkins

Buffalo Bills rookie left tackle Dion Dawkins looks like he’ll get a trial by fire as he starts against elite Denver Broncos pass rusher Von Miller. Injuries have pushed him into the lineup. “Bills LT Cordy Glenn (foot/ankle) said Friday he will not play Sunday against the Broncos,” wrote ESPN’s Mike Rodak. “Dion Dawkins expected to start for...

Examining the close calls in Florida’s 30-game winning streak over Kentucky

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Thirty years. Thirty straight wins for the Florida football program over Kentucky. Thirty straight reminders for the Wildcats of the gap that can develop between two conference foes. It’s the longest active streak in college football by one program over another in an uninterrupted annual series, and the fourth-longest of all time. The Gators...
Clerk suspended 2 weeks at Circle K after shooting robbery suspect

Clerk suspended 2 weeks at Circle K after shooting robbery suspect

It happened in less than 30 seconds. In that instant, Jennifer Wertz thought about her three young children and her disabled mother she cares for at home. Then, Wertz pulled the gun from her pocket, readied it and shot the man pointing a gun in her face where she was working Monday at Circle K. "I'm sick and tired of being a sitting duck,” Wertz told KOAT. “We are not to chase...

Auburn football: News, analysis and predictions for Missouri week

AUBURN, Ala. — After an underwhelming win over Mercer last weekend, Auburn football followed up with a week of news that at times was overwhelming. The Tigers (2-1) open their 2017 SEC slate on Saturday night at Missouri (7:30 p.m. ET/6:30 p.m. CT on ESPNU), and they will be down two notable depth pieces — former starting quarterback Sean White and former 5-star...

Alabama football: Recapping Vanderbilt week ahead of kickoff

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — We know there is always a lot of news flying out around Alabama football, so we figured it’d be a good idea to provide you with a spot to catch up on things you may have missed. No. 1 Alabama (3-0) travels to Nashville on Saturday to face Vanderbilt (3-0). Kickoff is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. ET on CBS. Here are stories, videos and other news and notes...
Three storylines: Ohio State vs. UNLV

Three storylines: Ohio State vs. UNLV

Backup quarterback Joe Burrow created a minor furor Thursday when he responded to a Wall Street Journal story about the Ohio State Buckeyes football program being the most valuable in the country. “Our team is worth 1.5 BILLION dollars,” Burrow wrote on Twitter, “but it wouldn’t be fair to other students if we get a free hamburger.” That started a chain reaction of comments...

Mike Gundy’s rant changed Oklahoma State football forever

The most significant milestone in the history of the Oklahoma State program took place 10 years ago today. It’s a note that initially made the school and its coach a hopeless punchline. But as time has passed and the Cowboys have emerged as one of the nation’s most dynamic programs, the genesis can be traced back to that event. Ten years ago, Mike Gundy’s “I&rsquo...

Florida State will face challenge slowing down N.C. State’s Finley, Samuels

When Florida State takes the field for the first time in three weeks Saturday against N.C. State, all eyes will be on the Seminoles’ true freshman quarterback James Blackman as he makes his first career start. Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher has already discussed the challenge his team faces in protecting Blackman. But, as Safid Deen of the Orlando Sentinel...

Mason Rudolph tells SVP he gives Mike Gundy ‘a hard time’ about mullet

Since he arrived on campus, Oklahoma State quarterback Mason Rudolph has continued to develop his dynamic with coach Mike Gundy. They played the same position at the same school, with Gundy serving as the Cowboys’ quarterback from 1986-89. Rudolph has started since the end of his freshman year, supplying time for the two of them to develop a rapport and constantly be...

OSU QB Joe Burrow throws shade at NCAA following Wall Street Journal article

How much is your college football team worth? That was the headline of a Wall Street Journal article that came out Thursday morning. What the article went over was what certain college football programs are truly worth in terms of how much money they are valued at. To the Wall Street Journal, Ohio State’s program is worth over $1.51 billion. Knowing that, Buckeyes backup...

Cowboys CB Nolan Carroll already ruled out for Monday’s game against the Cardinals

Dallas Cowboys cornerback Nolan Carroll will not take the field on Monday, when the Cowboys take on the Arizona Cardinals. “Jerry Jones [said] veteran CB Nolan Carroll (concussion) won’t play Monday against Arizona,” reported Jon Machota of the Dallas Morning News. To a large degree, that was expected, but there was a slim hope that he could come back with the extra...
Bus driver suspended after allowing ‘hitchhiker,’ dog onto school bus with children

Bus driver suspended after allowing ‘hitchhiker,’ dog onto school bus with children

An Oklahoma bus driver was suspended without pay and has been recommended to be fired after she allowed a woman and a dog onto a bus with dozens of schoolchildren.  >> Read more trending news  Bus driver Katie Chapman, employed by Vian Public Schools for seven years, is accused of picking up a “hitchhiker” and her dog on Sept. 12 and giving the pair a ride to the hitchhiker&rsquo...
Eifert, Ross ruled out for Packers game

Eifert, Ross ruled out for Packers game

Cincinnati Bengals tight end Tyler Eifert and rookie wide receiver John Ross have been ruled out for Sunday’s game at Green Bay. Eifert, who had offseason back surgery, aggravated his back in the 13-9 loss to Houston on Sept. 14. He began having issues in the first half, and trainers were trying to stretch him out on the sideline. Eifert remained in the game and appeared to catch what would...

TCU WR KaVontae Turpin scores touchdown while wearing nice watch

Accessories aren’t uncommon in college football, but TCU wide receiver KaVontae Turpin might’ve taken his game day swag to a different level. The junior receiver appears to be wearing a watch on his left wrist after hauling in a 27-yard touchdown pass from Kenny Hill during TCU’s game against SMU last Saturday. It’s hard to tell how fancy the watch...

NCAA penalizes Rutgers football, Kyle Flood for ‘failure to monitor program’

The NCAA announced penalties against Rutgers football on Friday for “failing to monitor” the program. The NCAA accepted most of Rutgers’ self-imposed penalties, but gave the program two years of probation instead of one. Former head football coach Kyle Flood was also penalized. Flood, who was fired after the 2015 season, was issued a one-year show-cause penalty...
Death Wish coffee recalled over botulism concerns

Death Wish coffee recalled over botulism concerns

Death Wish Coffee Company, a New York-based coffee producer that advertises itself as maker of the “world’s strongest coffee,” is recalling some of its products over concerns that it could become tainted with the deadly botulin toxin. Officials with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said in a notice issued Tuesday that 11-ounce cans of Death Wish Nitro Cold Brew were being recalled...

Louisville football fans could get a look at Lamar Jackson’s successor Saturday

Coming off a brutal 47-21 loss to Clemson, the Louisville football team gets what should be a much needed reprieve from Power 5 competition in Week 4 when the Cardinals host Kent State. Louisville is favored by 44 points, so there’s a good chance the score will be lopsided early. But, as Jake Lourim writes for the Louisville Courier-Journal, Cardinals fans may still...

South Carolina football recruiting: Latest updates on Gamecocks class

Late last week, the 2018 South Carolina football recruiting class lost a commitment from junior college defensive tackle Dantrell Barkley. That class now has 18 members, though that figure doesn’t include the lone holdover from the 2017 class — defensive end Tyreek Johnson — who will arrive in January as a grayshirt. Below is an update on where things stand...

SEC Country Approval ratings: Gus Malzahn, Kevin Sumlin, other coaches plummet

You knew it was coming. As soon as some teams started dropping games, fans would turn on their coaches. And that’s exactly what has happened in this month’s SEC Country Coaches Approval rating poll. Prior to this month, the lowest approval rating was a 51.7. In September alone, four coaches had a ranking lower than 35. It’s also worth noting that a majority...

Auburn football 2018 schedule analysis: Balanced, but brutal at the back

AUBURN, Ala. — This time last year, Auburn football finalized a 2017 schedule that was a lot tougher than most expect for an odd-numbered season — when the Tigers get both Georgia and Alabama at home. Now, Auburn’s 2018 schedule looks a lot tamer by comparison. The Tigers don’t have a true road game until October, and they don’t have to hit the...

Arkansas football recruiting: Latest updates on the Razorbacks’ 2018 class

Arkansas’ 2018 recruiting class sits at 11 commitments with the 2017 season in full swing. That leaves the Razorbacks with minimal openings to fill in the class. The Hogs will use this fall as an opportunity to bring some of the final remaining targets on campus for official visits in hopes of putting the finishing touches on the class with two or three more commitments...

Baylor recruiting: Latest updates on the Bears’ next class

With an 0-3 start in the books, Baylor’s 2018 recruiting class remains unsullied. Despite players getting pressure from other schools to flip, all 18 players remain committed to Baylor. Several players will be on the sidelines when Baylor hosts No. 3 Oklahoma on Saturday afternoon in Waco, Texas. That includes the Bears’ top two uncommitted prospects. A good performance...

NFL spokesman says former Gators TE Aaron Hernandez wasn’t a victim

Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez, who went to jail for the murder of Odin Lloyd and then took his own life, was recently diagnosed with severe CTE. However, despite that finding, the NFL wants to make sure that people don’t automatically start thinking of Hernandez as a victim. The role that CTE played in his life, they say, is not fully clear at...

Cycling helped Broncos RB C.J. Anderson get back to dominance

Denver Broncos running back C.J. Anderson has 242 yards from scrimmage and two touchdowns in just two games. After injuries pushed him into a down year in 2016 – 437 rushing yards and four touchdowns in seven games – he looks like he’s back with a vengeance. What’s the difference? He’s taken up cycling. “He was trying to find something that...

DISH, Fox Sports to offer 4K viewing option for Oklahoma-Baylor

Week 4’s Big 12 battle between Baylor and Oklahoma will have enhanced viewing options for DISH Hopper 3 customers. DISH announced Oklahoma at Baylor will be available in 4K on Thursday. It is the first viewing option of its kind offered by DISH this college football season, and the cable provider will continue to offer 4K viewing for select college football games throughout...
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