Springfield business property sold for $15M

A private equity firm based in Atlanta recently purchased a business property leased by Eby-Brown for $15 million as part of a larger real estate transaction, according to the firm’s founder. Records from the Clark County Auditor’s Office shows the property at 1982 Commerce Circle in Springfield was recently purchased by a limited liability company for $15.3 million. The property is the...


Repeal of automatic defense cuts gaining momentum, Rep. Turner says

Repeal of automatic defense cuts gaining momentum, Rep. Turner says

A push to repeal sequestration, or automatic defense budget cuts military leaders have derided as damaging to defense readiness and replacing aging weapons, has gained “momentum” in Congress, a Dayton congressman said. U.S. Reps. Mike Turner, R-Dayton, and Jim Banks, R-Indiana, received classified briefings Tuesday at Wright-Patterson and toured the National Air and Space Intelligence...
Silicon Valley fighting Portman’s efforts to end sex trafficking

Silicon Valley fighting Portman’s efforts to end sex trafficking

Sen. Rob Portman’s fight to keep websites from selling children and women online for sex is being met with resistance by Silicon Valley. Portman, R–Ohio, who along with a small group of senators has waged a years-long battle against Backpage, a classified site infamous for being the leading online market to purchase children for sex, is trying to amend a 1996 law in order to make it harder...
Former UD student indicted in series of nude burglaries

Former UD student indicted in series of nude burglaries

Seven months after allegedly breaking into University of Dayton residences with no clothes on, a man has been indicted for burglary and voyeurism. Andres Berdut, 22, of Puerto Rico, will be arraigned Oct. 3 in Montgomery County Common Pleas Court on four counts each of burglary and voyeurism.  Berdut, who was a University of Dayton student at the time, was arrested Feb. 16 after three female...
Bob Evans Farms is sold: 3 things you need to know

Bob Evans Farms is sold: 3 things you need to know

Post Holdings will acquire Bob Evans Farms for $1.5 billion, adding vegetable-based side dishes and breakfast sausages to its portfolio, the companies announced Tuesday. Post Holdings and Bob Evans Farms have entered into a definitive agreement in which Post will acquire Bob Evans for $77 per share. The deal does not affect Bob Evans restaurants, which are owned by a separate company. » RELATED...
Craigslist killer appeals death sentence to Ohio Supreme Court

Craigslist killer appeals death sentence to Ohio Supreme Court

The Craigslist Killer is appealing his death sentence to the Ohio Supreme Court, saying the huge swell of national publicity deprived him of a fair trial in Summit County. The high court will hear oral arguments next week from Richard Beasley, one of two people convicted in the murders of three men lured to a southeastern Ohio farm with job postings on Craigslist.org in 2011. Beasley was convicted...
Lawmakers look to toughen Ohio’s vicious dog laws

Lawmakers look to toughen Ohio’s vicious dog laws

Almost three years after a Dayton woman was mauled to death by her neighbors’ two dogs, state lawmakers are pushing legislation to make it easier to hold owners of dangerous dogs accountable when their pets kill or seriously injure people. State Sen. Bill Beagle, R-Tipp City, and state Rep. Jeff Rezabek, R-Clayton, are introducing identical bills in the Senate and House this week. It is no sure...
High School Football computer ratings: Is your team in playoff position?

High School Football computer ratings: Is your team in playoff position?

Below are the first Ohio High School Athletic Association Football Computer Ratings (entering Week 5). The top eight teams from each region will qualify for the state playoffs. Region 1 - 1. Cle. St. Ignatius (4-0) 12.775, 2. Stow-Munroe Falls (4-0) 10.825, 3. Canton McKinley (4-0) 10.0587, 4. Lakewood St. Edward (4-0) 9.6629, 5. Massillon Jackson (3-1) 9.0, 6. Mentor (3-1) 8.0, 7. Solon (3-1) 6.8...
3 things to know about the newest Honda Accord made at Marysville

3 things to know about the newest Honda Accord made at Marysville

Honda’s newest version of its flagship, the Accord, rolled off the assembly line at the Marysville plant on Monday.  The 2018 model has a more streamlined look and Honda Sensing technology that includes safety features such as line departure warnings, adaptive cruise control and traffic sign recognition that allows the car to detect and read road signs like speed limits, according to Steve...
Portman: Pelosi & Schumer’s DACA meeting with President Trump ‘helpful’

Portman: Pelosi & Schumer’s DACA meeting with President Trump ‘helpful’

Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, said a recent meeting between President Trump and top Democrats over the immigration provision known as DACA was “helpful.” MORE: Portman, internet companies differ over sex trafficking approach Trump met with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., earlier this month. After the meeting, the two Democrats...
Clark County Municipal Court cases

Clark County Municipal Court cases

CASES CALLED MONDAY INCLUDED: Raymond Barney, 26, of New Carlisle, OVI, innocent, continued, public defender appointed, released on own recognizance bond; expired registration, marked lanes, innocent, continued. Geoffrey K. Campbell, 53, of 304 Chestnut Ave., criminal trespass, innocent, continued, released on own recognizance bond. Afelix A. Fisher, 60, of Urbana, two counts OVI, innocent, continued...
Ohio Supreme Court to decide on new abortion laws

Ohio Supreme Court to decide on new abortion laws

By all accounts, abortion opponents have been racking up win after win in the Ohio Statehouse over the last six years, making it more difficult for women to terminate unwanted pregnancies. Now the Ohio Supreme Court could cement or unravel those wins, depending on how it decides two pending legal challenges. The high court heard arguments on Capital Care Network of Toledo versus the Ohio Department...
Sinclair board to vote on fee increase, millions for student services center

Sinclair board to vote on fee increase, millions for student services center

Sinclair Community College’s board of trustees will meet today to vote on a new student fee, funding for a student services center and to discuss property. The board will meet in room 133 of Building 12 at Sinclair’s downtown campus at 3:30 p.m. The board is set to vote on whether Sinclair will begin implementing a per-credit-hour career service fee of $7 in spring 2018. To develop...
Walgreens acquires Rite Aid for $4.4B: What it means for consumers

Walgreens acquires Rite Aid for $4.4B: What it means for consumers

Walgreens has secured regulatory clearance to buy Rite Aid for $4.4 billion. Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. will buy 1,932 stores, three distribution centers and related inventory from Rite Aid for an all-cash purchase price of $4.375 billion on a cash-free, debt-free basis. Rite Aid will retain approximately 250 additional stores as compared to the prior agreement announced between Rite Aid and Walgreens...
Dobbins bringing energy to Ohio State offense

Dobbins bringing energy to Ohio State offense

J.K. Dobbins hit the hole opened by left tackle Jamarco Jones and tight end Marcus Baugh, planted his left foot and turned up the field. Army cornerback Mike Reynolds lost his footing when Dobbins made his move and made a desperate tackle attempt. Dobbins did his best Ezekiel Elliott impression in the last 40 yards of his 52-yard touchdown run Saturday at Ohio Stadium. He showed Elliott’s breakaway...
Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

COMMON PLEAS COURT NEW SUITS 17-CV-0512 - Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., v. Robert A. Smith, Lauderdale by the Sea, Fla., and 2780 Wildflower Dr., et al., complaint in foreclosure for property located at 2780 Wildflower Dr., for $166,406. 17-CV-0513 - PNC Bank, NA, v. Rhonda J. Roberts, Floral City, Fla., et al., complaint in foreclosure for property located at 1623 Sunset Ave., for $58,780. 17-CV-0514 -...
Bob Evans Farms has been sold for $1.5B

Bob Evans Farms has been sold for $1.5B

Post Holdings, Inc. will acquire Bob Evans Farms, Inc. for $1.5 billion, the companies announced today. Post Holdings and Bob Evans Farms have entered into a definitive agreement in which Post will acquire Bob Evans for $77.00 per share. The deal will “significantly strengthen Post’s portfolio of brands, expand choices for customers and increase Post’s presence in higher growth categories...
Sen. Portman takes on sex trafficking: What’s really going on?

Sen. Portman takes on sex trafficking: What’s really going on?

Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, says sex trafficking is a national stain and hopes his new bill will stop internet sites from enabling traffickers. MORE: Portman, internet companies differ over sex trafficking approach But the bill has come across opposition from the group representing Facebook, Google and dozens more of the largest internet companies. A hearing on the bill is scheduled for Tuesday. Here...
Ohio lawmakers seek more honors for John Glenn

Ohio lawmakers seek more honors for John Glenn

In his 95 years on earth, John H. Glenn, Jr. earned a long list of honors and awards, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom and a public affairs college that bears his name at Ohio State University. His fans in the Ohio General Assembly — Democrats and Republicans — have a few more honors they’d like to see bestowed on Glenn, who died in December. House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger...
Springfield man indicted, accused of snorting drugs in police cruiser

Springfield man indicted, accused of snorting drugs in police cruiser

A Springfield man accused of snorting drugs in the back of a police cruiser last month has been indicted on multiple drug charges. Brandon D. Bess, 30, of 817 Timberview Drive, was indicted by the Clark County grand jury on Monday and charged with one count of possession of cocaine and aggravated possession of drugs. RELATED: Springfield man allegedly snorts meth in back of police van Police officers...
Toys ‘R’ Us files for bankruptcy: What’s really going on?

Toys ‘R’ Us files for bankruptcy: What’s really going on?

Toys “R” Us, Inc. has voluntarily filed for relief under Chapter 11, company officials announced Monday evening. The company’s Canadian subsidiary also intends to seek protection in parallel proceedings under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice. » RELATED: 10 retailers file for bankruptcy in 2017 “Today marks the dawn...
Springfield-based EF Hutton reports $2.1M loss

Springfield-based EF Hutton reports $2.1M loss

A Springfield financial start-up reported a net loss of $2.17 million for the first six months of this year as the firm continues to try to gain a foothold in a competitive industry. Financial documents filed with the OTC Markets Group showed EF Hutton also reported $177,930 in revenue. The company is a financial services firm based in downtown Springfield. On its website, the company says it provides...
Showers expected today, some could be heavy at times

Showers expected today, some could be heavy at times

Few showers and storms this evening Areas of Fog Develop Overnight Warming Tomorrow and through the Weekend This evening/overnight: Mostly cloudy skies with a few scattered showers with embedded thunderstorms this evening. No threat for severe weather, but isolated downpours and gusty winds are possible. Temperatures will fall into the 60s overnight. Any showers or storms will end early tonight...
Group files complaint over Wright-Patt reserve chaplain

Group files complaint over Wright-Patt reserve chaplain

The Military Religious Freedom Foundation said it has filed a complaint about a Wright-Patterson Christian chaplain who in a blog post wrote military service members are “grossly in error, and deceived” if they support service members of some different faiths for practicing their religion under the Constitution. Capt. Sonny Hernandez, an Air Force Reserve chaplain with the 445th Airlift...
Champaign County Pet of the Week

Champaign County Pet of the Week

Piggs is a 2-year-old female Lab mix. She is a medium-sized dog at 42 pounds. Piggs was surrendered to us by her owner. She loves people and would lick you to death if she could. Piggs is up to date on vaccinations (including rabies). She has just finished her heartworm treatment and is now on medication for heartworm. Come visit Piggs at the Paws Animal Shelter, 1535 W. U.S. Highway 36, in Urbana...
Former Tecumseh football coach Kent Massie died of drug intoxication

Former Tecumseh football coach Kent Massie died of drug intoxication

Former Tecumseh High School football coach Kent Massie died of drug intoxication involving fentanyl, according to a finding by the Montgomery County Coroner's Office.  The manner of death for Massie is listed as "accident," according to the document.  According to the coroner's report dated Aug. 9, substance abuse is listed to describe how the fatal injury occurred.  The cause...
Suspicious fire destroys ‘eyesore’ property in Clark County

Suspicious fire destroys ‘eyesore’ property in Clark County

Local and state fire officials are investigating as suspicious a fire in Clark County at an abandoned property that has received complaints from neighbors for years. Firefighters from multiple departments responded Friday night to an unoccupied house at South Tecumseh and Hustead roads. RELATED: Clark County approves $178M budget, raises “On our arrival, we found a vehicle totally involved...
Sen. Portman, internet companies differ over sex trafficking approach

Sen. Portman, internet companies differ over sex trafficking approach

The group representing Facebook, Google and dozens more of the largest internet companies will testify in opposition to Sen. Rob Portman’s bill intended to curb online sex trafficking, according to an advance copy of the testimony given to the Dayton Daily News before Tuesday’s Senate Commerce Committee hearing. MORE: Portman going after website accused of aiding sex trafficking Internet...
Honda rolls latest model off assembly line, adds 300 jobs

Honda rolls latest model off assembly line, adds 300 jobs

Honda will invest more than $260 million and add 300 jobs to support production of the newest version of its flagship Accord model, which officially rolled off the assembly line in Marysville on Monday. Company leaders said Monday they expect the car to be a key to the automaker’s future, even as consumers increasingly favor trucks and sport utility vehicles. Honda is a major employer in the...
F-16s could soar near Springfield today in intercept defense exercises

F-16s could soar near Springfield today in intercept defense exercises

Springfield area residents may see and hear F-16 fighter jets training in the region between 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. today, according to the Ohio Air National Guard. The jets will practice air defense intercepts with a Civil Air Patrol aircraft, the Air Guard said. RELATED: General: Air Force must restore readiness as adversaries challenge The jets are assigned to the 180th Fighter Wing at Toledo Air...
Teens looking to get a tattoo? What pediatricians want you to know

Teens looking to get a tattoo? What pediatricians want you to know

If a teenager wants a tattoo, a national pediatrician group wants teens to understand potential health and safety issues that come with that new body art. As tattoos become more popular among young people, the American Academy of Pediatrics for the first time issued guidelines on talking about tattoo and body piercing health and safety recommendations with their teenage patients and families. LOCAL...
Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

COMMON PLEAS COURT NEW SUITS 17-CV-0507 - Tammy L. Brown, New Carlisle, and Allstate Property and Casualty Insurance Company v. Eunice Lewis, Fairborn, and Allstate Property and Casualty Insurance Company, complaint in excess of $25,000 for damages and injuries suffered in an auto accident on Sept. 17, 2015. 17-CV-0508 - The City of Springfield, Ohio, 76 E. High St., v. Beverly A. Hursh and James...
Amazon details plans to build fulfillment center in Monroe

Amazon details plans to build fulfillment center in Monroe

Amazon confirmed its plans to open a fourth fulfillment center in Monroe, which will create more than 1,000 full-time positions. The one-million-square foot facility will house employees who will pick, pack and ship larger customer orders. A location for the facility has not been announced. Amazon currently operates fulfillment centers in Etna and Obetz, and recently announced plans to build another...
Clark County Municipal Court cases

Clark County Municipal Court cases

CASES CALLED THURSDAY INCLUDED: Travis Lee Creachbaum, 34, of 1205 E. John St., domestic violence amended to disorderly, guilty, 30 days jail, credit for time served; assault, dismissed. Anthony T. Fenwick, 45, of 1037 Middle St., theft, guilty, 180 days jail, credit for time served. Katelynn A. Ledbetter, 25, of Dayton, driving under suspension OVI suspension, guilty, three days jail, credit for...
Ex-Clark County dog shelter worker accused of sexual assault pleads

Ex-Clark County dog shelter worker accused of sexual assault pleads

A man accused of sexually assaulting a teen at the Humane Society Serving Clark County has entered an Alford plea in the case. Demetrice Green, 36, was charged with eight sex counts and entered the plea to unlawful sexual conduct with a minor. An Alford plea isn’t an admission of guilt, but an acknowledgment that if the case was presented in front of a jury that he could be convicted. Clark...
Ohioan, UC grad expected to lead Trump’s HBCU initiative

Ohioan, UC grad expected to lead Trump’s HBCU initiative

The Trump administration is expected to name a University of Cincinnati graduate as the director of the White House’s initiative for historically black colleges and universities. Johnathan Holifield, an author, consultant and former NFL player, is expected to be named director of the initiative, according to a release from the United Negro College Fund. RELATED: Central State president attended...
Northrop Grumman to buy stealth bomber subcontractor with Dayton site

Northrop Grumman to buy stealth bomber subcontractor with Dayton site

Northrop Grumman says it has reached a $9.2 billion pending deal to acquire defense contractor Orbital ATK, which has operations in the Dayton area. In March 2016, the Air Force disclosed that Orbital ATK was one of seven prime contractors working with Northrop Grumman to produce the boomerang -shaped B-21 Raider next generation stealth bomber that resembles the B-2 Spirit. Orbital ATK’s has...
Springfield area theater group to now perform year-round

Springfield area theater group to now perform year-round

URBANA – If you want to give Sansami Creative Works founder Sawyer Shafer a gift, a calendar would be a good choice. Starting in October, Sansami will open its fourth season with a full year of shows for the first time, and there will be plenty of dates to fill in. The Best and the Bard, Sansami’s 2017-2018 theme, will present little-seen plays, holiday humor, sketch comedy, a first-time...
New store at Upper Valley Mall to offer shoppers steep discounts

New store at Upper Valley Mall to offer shoppers steep discounts

A new store that recently opened at the Upper Valley Mall plans to attract customers both through its storefront at the mall and through daily online auctions. Upper Valley Values opened late this summer in a space formerly occupied by Rue 21, said Kevin Back, who co-owns the business with Matt Koronich, his brother-in-law. The business focuses on buying a variety of products at liquidation sales...
Flood advisory issued for Wayne County, Indiana, expires

Flood advisory issued for Wayne County, Indiana, expires

UPDATE @ 11:30 p.m.: A flood advisory issued for Wayne County, Indiana, has expired, according to the National Weather Service.  Doppler radar showed thunderstorms in the advisory area. About two inches of rain have fallen so far tonight.  Few Showers and Storms Possible this Evening Few More Storms Tomorrow Warmer than normal week This evening/overnight: Partly cloudy, warm...
Springfield man recovering after crashing homemade plane in Clark County

Springfield man recovering after crashing homemade plane in Clark County

A Springfield man is recovering after the ultralight plane he was flying crashed in the yard of Pleasant Twp. home Sunday afternoon.  James Lewis, 46, was taken to Ohio State University Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries after crews arrived to the scene in the 6200 block of Pleasant Chapel Road around 2:35 p.m.  Lewis crashed the homemade plane while flying over the property...
KB Toys, F.A.O. Schwarz, eToys.com… Is Toys ‘R’ Us next to go bankrupt?

KB Toys, F.A.O. Schwarz, eToys.com… Is Toys ‘R’ Us next to go bankrupt?

Toys ‘R’ Us could file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection within several weeks as it struggles with about $5 billion in debt, according to a report from the Wall Street Journal. MORE: 5 things to know about potential Toys ‘R’ Us bankruptcy The iconic toy store wouldn’t be the first to seek help. In fact, Toys ‘R’ Us has absorbed past competitors like KB...
What questions do you have about Issue 2?

What questions do you have about Issue 2?

You’ve probably seen commercials from both sides of Ohio’s prescription drug ballot issue. This campaign could be the most expensive in state history with millions spent on both sides already. WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW: Making sense of Issue 2 We’re committed to helping voters understand Issue 2 before early voting begins in October and we’re taking your questions. Any questions...

Louisville RB Jeremy Smith seeking medical redshirt to play in 2018

Louisville Cardinals running back Jeremy Smith appeared to have ended his college career with a broken foot in Week 2. It’s still not possible he returns this year, but Smith’s father told The Courier-Journal that the running back is pursuing a medical redshirt to play a fifth season in 2018. “His main focus right now is getting healthy and graduating and...
Police: 2 transit workers accused of raping ‘incapacitated’ Auburn University student on bus

Police: 2 transit workers accused of raping ‘incapacitated’ Auburn University student on bus

Two employees of the transit system at Auburn University have been accused of raping an 18-year-old student on one of the buses Friday night.  Tony Martin Patillo, 51, of Columbus, Georgia, and James Don Johnson Jr., 32, of Auburn, are each charged with first-degree rape and first-degree sodomy, according to Lee County Jail records. Patillo is also charged with four counts of public lewdness...

Bill Snyder is still waiting to hear explanation on controversial call from Big 12, SEC

Bill Snyder isn’t any closer to getting an explanation from the Big 12 and the SEC on a controversial call during K-State’s 14-7 loss to Vanderbilt. According to Kellis Robinett of the Wichita Eagle, Snyder is still waiting to hear an explanation for the call. The controversy lies in the direct area of Vanderbilt quarterback Kyle Shurmur’s knee. In the middle of the second...

Report: State attorney expects case details on 9 suspended Florida players early next week

The potential credit card fraud case against nine suspended Florida players now has a firmer timetable of events. A state attorney told ESPN’s Mark Schlabach on Tuesday that he expects to receive details soon. The next step after Cervone reviews the case would be to potentially arrest the players and formally charge them, though he doesn’t seem to expect anything...
Hurricane Jose and Hurricane Maria: Live updates

Hurricane Jose and Hurricane Maria: Live updates

Hurricane Maria is bearing down on the Caribbean and is set to pass over much the same area devastated by Hurricane Irma nearly two weeks ago. Farther north, Hurricane Jose is expected to bring tropical storm-force winds of up to 50 mph along the coasts of New Jersey and New York on Tuesday evening, the National Hurricane Center reports. >> Read more trending news 
‘Hot single female’ uses creative sign to get electricity back after Hurricane Irma

‘Hot single female’ uses creative sign to get electricity back after Hurricane Irma

One Florida woman who lost electricity during Hurricane Irma decided to take an unusual route to get the attention of workers. Yahoo Lifestyle WFTS reported that Kynse Angles of Fort Myers, Florida, took some pink spray paint and created a sign reading “Hot single female seeks sexy lineman to electrify her life.” Wearing a pink tank top, white shorts and heels, she posed next to the sign...

5-star recruit Micah Parsons, father talk Ohio State, Penn State, commitment date and potential SEC visit

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Surrounded by classmates, coaches, teachers and teammates, prized college football prospect Micah Parsons officially received his U.S. Army All-American jersey Tuesday afternoon during a ceremony at Harrisburg High School. The 5-star defensive standout, considered a premier member of the 2018 recruiting class, wore a wide smile throughout much...
Homeowner draws weapon on suspected burglar, commended by police

Homeowner draws weapon on suspected burglar, commended by police

A Marysville, Washington, man came face to face with a burglar and drew his weapon. Police say it was the right decision and may have prevented any further problems during the confrontation. It was a confrontation that was also caught on surveillance cameras. Joe Hemrich said he was sitting in his living room chair Monday night when he heard a noise outside. He turned on his surveillance cameras...
How likely will the ‘big one’ occur in our lifetime?

How likely will the ‘big one’ occur in our lifetime?

Editor's Note: This story first appeared July 16, 2015 and answers questions inspired by an article written by The New Yorker's Kathryn Schulz. Her story, "The Really Big One," was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Feature Writing on Monday. The Pulitzer Prize is considered journalism's highest honor. Some in the Northwest have admitted to losing sleep after the New...
Realtor offers $500 worth of tacos to help sell property

Realtor offers $500 worth of tacos to help sell property

A real estate agent in New Mexico has come up with a mouth-watering incentive to help sell one of his listings. Michael Leathers told KRQE that he will give the person who buys the townhome he's representing $500 worth of tacos. Leathers said he'll let the new homeowner choose the restaurant. The quirky bonus has helped increase interest in the listing, Leathers said. He told KRQE, "Who...

Zach’s Mail Stack: Should Florida be worried about WR commit Jacob Copeland?

“Zach’s Mail Stack” is a weekly mailbag with SEC Country reporter Zach Abolverdi, who has covered Florida Gators recruiting since 2010. This week Abolverdi analyzes the status of Jacob Copeland’s commitment to the Gators and Florida’s chances with 5-star CB Patrick Surtain Jr. Abolverdi: Gator fans — and, more importantly...

Broncos pose legit threat to Patriots and Steelers

Two weeks into the season, it’s becoming clear that the Denver Broncos are legitimate threats in the AFC once again. Two years removed from a Super Bowl championship but coming off a disappointing 9-7 season, there were legitimate questions about whether or not their window had closed. The run defense was pitiful in 2016, they had issues at quarterback and they couldn&rsquo...

Why Iowa must unleash A.J. Epenesa if it wants to contain Penn State and Trace McSorley

IOWA CITY, Iowa — While A.J. Epenesa tried to gain inside leverage on a pass rush, North Texas offensive tackle Jordan Murray sent Epenesa flying into quarterback Mason Fine. Epenesa hit Fine in the legs and refs called a 15-yard personal foul. Fellow defensive end Parker Hesse quickly approached Epenesa to say two things. Don’t back off. Epenesa needed to...

WATCH: Florida fans will love incredible Tecmo Bowl re-creation of Hail Mary against Tennessee

Florida fans who are Tecmo Bowl lovers will enjoy this. The Gators’ dramatic 26-20 victory against Tennessee last Saturday at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium produced one of the most unbelievable finishes imaginable when quarterback Feleipe Franks connected with wide receiver Tyrie Cleveland on a 63-yard Hail Mary as time expired. Now Gators fans can remember the play forever...

South Carolina football: The Gamecocks’ new kick returner

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Deebo Samuel is gone for the foreseeable future and his will impact more than the South Carolina football team’s offense. Special teams matter, too. If Samuel doesn’t return the kickoffs for touchdowns against North Carolina State and Missouri, South Carolina may not have started the season with a 2-0 record. The two returns, both of which...
Taco Bell is ditching the drive-thru, adding booze in hundreds of new urban locations

Taco Bell is ditching the drive-thru, adding booze in hundreds of new urban locations

Taco Bell is embarking on an urban expansion that includes ditching its money-making drive-thru option and adding alcohol in a cantina-style restaurant setting, similar to almost a dozen restaurants it opened in 2015 in America’s biggest cities, including Chicago and San Francisco. The Tex-Mex fast food giant is planning to open as many as 350 new locations in cities, including New York, Nashville...

Report: Florida-Tennessee on CBS was the most-watched college football game last weekend

The SEC reigned supreme once again, bringing in the most viewers of any college football game on any network last Saturday according to CBS. Over 5 million is a significant number given how poorly both teams played throughout the game. Neither team was over 50 percent on third down while the Gators and Volunteers also combined for six turnovers. Tennessee only made 2 of its...

Arkansas’ 2018 football schedule extremely favorable by SEC West standards

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Arkansas’ 2018 football schedule was released Tuesday afternoon, and it’s a sight for sore eyes as far as the Razorbacks are concerned. Arkansas opens the season with an FCS opponent, doesn’t play a nonconference game against a Power 5 team, gets five straight home games (Oct. 6 to Nov. 10) and has its SEC East crossover...
Dylann Roof wants to fire Jewish and Indian lawyers - his 'political and biological enemies'

Dylann Roof wants to fire Jewish and Indian lawyers - his 'political and biological enemies'

Dylann Roof, the unabashed white supremacist who shot and killed nine black parishioners at a South Carolina church two years ago, says he wants to fire his attorneys because they are Jewish and Indian. Roof, who was sent to death row for the June 2015 massacre at a historically black church in Charleston, said it's "quite literally impossible" that he and the two public defenders appointed...

Comparing Kelly Bryant and Deshaun Watson through 3 games

After Clemson captured the 2016 national championship, it’d be natural to assume the Tigers would experience at least some sort of drop-off this year. Deshaun Watson, Mike Williams, Wayne Gallman and Jordan Leggett, among others, are gone on offense. The defense had to replace players such as Ben Boulware, Jadar Johnson, Cordrea Tankersley and Carlos Watkins. If...
This Pulitzer Prize-winning earthquake story scared us to death

This Pulitzer Prize-winning earthquake story scared us to death

Editor's Note: This story first appeared July 16, 2015 and answers questions inspired by an article written by The New Yorker's Kathryn Schulz. Her story, "The Really Big One," was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Feature Writing on Monday. The Pulitzer Prize is considered journalism's highest honor. Original post: Some in the Northwest have admitted to losing sleep ...

Florida State linebacker Matthew Thomas eager to get back on field and prove himself

When the Florida State football team takes the field Saturday against N.C. State, it won’t have played in 20 days. In his press conference Monday, Seminoles coach Jimbo Fisher said his players are eager to finally compete against someone besides their own teammates. Perhaps the most eager Seminole is linebacker Matthew Thomas. In the last two football games Thomas has...
Reds playing for something — fourth place

Reds playing for something — fourth place

The Reds opened the last two weeks of their season on Tuesday with the opener of a three-game series against the St. Louis Cardinals, the first of four teams with postseason plans on the line that Cincinnati will meet down the stretch. Two of those teams, St. Louis and Milwaukee, were desperately trying to keep alive their fading hopes. The other two, division-leading Boston and the Chicago Cubs,...

Lincoln Riley’s contract released, contains memberships to two golf courses

Lincoln Riley’s contract was released to the public, and it’s every bit as lucrative as you think it would be. According to Eric Bailey of the Tulsa World, they made room for not just one, but two golf course memberships. Riley also gets use of a vehicle, and 25 hours on a private plane annually, for business or pleasure. His bonuses for winning games are very standard, as is his contract...
Ryan Phillippe’s ex-girlfriend files lawsuit, claims he beat her in drunken rage

Ryan Phillippe’s ex-girlfriend files lawsuit, claims he beat her in drunken rage

Ryan Phillippe’s ex-girlfriend, model Elsie Hewitt, filed a lawsuit Monday claiming that the actor kicked and punched her and threw her down a flight of stairs during a drunken rage. >> Read more trending news  Hewitt claims that the incident happened during a fight July 3. People magazine obtained court documents in which Hewitt claimed the altercation occurred when...

Mountaineers’ defense not playing like ‘Dawgs,’ DC says

The West Virginia Mountaineers haven’t been where they need to be on defense this year, defensive coordinator Tony Gibson said. As highlighted by BlueGoldNews’ Matt Keller, Gibson isn’t happy with his unit’s aggression so far. “The whole thing we use is the Dawgs,” Gibson said. “That’s the mentality we want. We get somebody down, we want...

Florida football: Analyzing the Gators’ 2018 schedule

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The SEC released the Florida Gators’ 2018 schedule on Tuesday afternoon and it comes with a few interesting wrinkles. Some notable points: Florida opens conference play at home for the fourth time in five years. The Gators open the season with three straight home games for the second time in three years. ...

Gus Malzahn: Auburn RB Kam Martin will play more Saturday after 2 weeks of zero carries

AUBURN, Ala. — For Auburn football, the curious case of Kam Martin appears to be closed. After giving four running backs carries in starter Kamryn Pettway’s absence in Week 1 against Georgia Southern, Pettway was the only back to take a handoff in back-to-back games against Clemson and Mercer. Martin, who had 136 yards on just 14 carries in Week 1, wasn’t...

Minkah Fitzpatrick: Alabama’s defense needs no come-to-Jesus meeting just yet

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Put a pin in Alabama defense’s “come-to-Jesus” meeting for now, according to star safety Minkah Fitzpatrick. Following the defense’s struggles in Alabama’s 41-23 win over Colorado State Saturday, linebacker Shaun Dion Hamilton and safety Hootie Jones both said the defense would meet to hash out some of their mistakes in the game. Fitzpatrick...
Dayton Flyers: An updated look at 2017-18 roster

Dayton Flyers: An updated look at 2017-18 roster

At two different points this year, the Dayton Flyers had a full roster of 13 available scholarship players for the 2017-18 season. Before Archie Miller left Dayton for Indiana, he had a five-man freshman class. Two of those recruits went elsewhere after Anthony Grant took over the program. Grant found two new recruits to replace them. Since then, the Flyers have lost three scholarship players &mdash...

Oklahoma football: Dimitri Flowers’ talent gives Sooners many options

NORMAN, Okla. — Each Monday, Oklahoma fullback Dimitri Flowers arrives at the Switzer Center with some ideas. When you’re a fullback player in an Air Raid offense, it doesn’t hurt to remind the play-caller that you’re around. “He’ll try to scheme up a play where he gets it,” Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield said. “Quite frankly...

Lousville football: Should Bobby Petrino take more responsibility for loss to Clemson?

Louisville football coach Bobby Petrino has offered a lot of explanations for the 47-21 rout his Cardinals suffered at the hands of Clemson Saturday. His defense “has a lot to work on,” including tackling and technique in coverage. His offense “did not execute in a way we’re used to executing, particularly in the first half and starting out the...

Dallas Cowboys release Jayrone Elliott to make room for Damontre Moore

The Dallas Cowboys are getting Damontre Moore back from suspension this week and they were required to make a corresponding move on Tuesday. The team announced that they’d be releasing linebacker Jayrone Elliott according to David Helman of DallasCowboys.com, which may come as something of a surprise considering that they just traded for him earlier this month. They...

Kliff Kingsbury jokes he’s unsure about meeting with Tommy Tuberville

In case you didn’t know, former Texas Tech head coach Tommy Tuberville is going to call a Texas Tech game for ABC. Current Texas Tech head coach Kliff Kingsbury definitely wasn’t being serious when asked about it. Kingsbury quips “How did I know that was coming,” when asked. He further clarified, saying, “Yeah, I mean, they’re going to do what they need to do....

Washington Basketball: Full 2017-18 TV schedule released

The Washington Huskies basketball team’s full television schedule for the 2017-18 season was announced Tuesday by the Pac-12. Check out the entire schedule here. The Huskies have a new head coach in Mike Hopkins this season. The Huskies let go of longtime head coach Lorenzo Romar after last season. Hopkins, 47, was Jim Boeheim’s right hand man at Syracuse since...

BTN’s version of College GameDay is coming to Purdue-Michigan

ESPN’s College GameDay is headed to New York City for this Saturday’s slate of college football games, but Purdue might be getting the next-best thing. Big Ten Network’s Morning Tailgate is headed to West Lafayette for Purdue-Michigan this Saturday, the network announced. This is the first location for the show in 2017. Dave Revsine, Gerry DiNardo, Anthony...
TLC’s ‘Cake Boss’ bakery expanding again in Atlanta 

TLC’s ‘Cake Boss’ bakery expanding again in Atlanta 

Atlanta residents will soon be able to indulge their sweet tooth when TLC’s “Cake Boss” expands its location. Stars from the TV show, which chronicles Buddy Valastro and his crew inside their New Jersey bakery making extravagant decorative cakes, will open a Carlo’s Bakery kiosk inside an Atlanta mall on Saturday. A property management associate at Cumberland Mall, Roy Copeland...

Miami Dolphins suspend Lawrence Timmons indefinitely

The bizarre situation involving Miami Dolphins linebacker Lawrence Timmons has taken another twist. Timmons has been suspended indefinitely by the Dolphins, the team announced on Tuesday. Miami’s announcement comes less a day after Timmons declared that he wanted to resume football activities immediately. Tuesday’s news put a halt to those plans. Timmons...
Covington grad and Ohio RB Ouellette MAC back of the week

Covington grad and Ohio RB Ouellette MAC back of the week

A.J. Ouellette, the pride of Covington High School, continues to impress as a running back at Ohio University. He was named the Mid-American Conference East Division offensive player of the week following a 42-30 defeat of Kansas last weekend. A 5-foot-9, 205-pound redshirt junior, Ouellette had 102 yards rushing on 10 carries and scored once against the Jayhawks. He also had a 63-yard dash. He leads...
Buildings damaged following large earthquake in Mexico City

Buildings damaged following large earthquake in Mexico City

A magnitude 7.1 earthquake caused buildings to sway and break apart in Mexico City on the anniversary of the magnitude 8.0 quake that did major damage in 1985. Pictures fell from walls, objects were shaken off of flat surfaces and computer monitors toppled over. Below are the latest images from social media of the damage:
College Basketball: Dayton Flyers freshman declared ineligible by NCAA

College Basketball: Dayton Flyers freshman declared ineligible by NCAA

The Dayton Flyers basketball team lost another one of its taller players for the coming season when the NCAA Clearinghouse sidelined 6-foot-9 freshman Obadiah “Obi” Toppin for not meeting initial academic eligibility standards. It’s the same scenario that played out for Flyer big man Steve McElvene three years ago and Kostas Anteokounmpo last year when they were grounded by the Clearinghouse...

Nebraska chancellor is ‘frustrated’ with Huskers football

University of Nebraska’s chancellor noted his displeasure with the school’s football team during his state of the university speech on Tuesday. “We certainly are frustrated at the moment at the level of performance on the field and are hoping, pulling for our team to improve over the course of the next several weeks,” chancellor Ronnie Green said, ...

Tennessee 2018 schedule features key rivals in pair of back-to-back showdowns

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee’s 2018 football schedule doesn’t seem to offer much relief from what Coach Butch Jones has dealt with his first five seasons. The SEC portion of the Vols’ schedule is downright brutal. The league office has assigned Tennessee back-to-back September games against Florida (Sept. 22) and then at Georgia (Sept. 29). The October...
More Stories