Springfield Salvation Army kicks off annual kettle drive

The Salvation Army Springfield Corps kicked off its holiday fundraising drive Friday with a luncheon at the Courtyard by Marriott in downtown Springfield. Bell ringers from the organization will collect donations over the next several weeks, spokesman Ryan Ray said. “This really sustains us throughout the winter and spring,” he said. READ MORE: Wittenberg student goes shopping for toys...


133-year-old Springfield church to close after final Sunday service

133-year-old Springfield church to close after final Sunday service

A Springfield church is about to close its doors after 133 years. Highlands United Church of Christ, 1910 St. Paris Pike, will celebrate its history with a service of closure as part of its final worship service at 3 p.m. Sunday. The public is invited to attend. Declining attendance, attrition, deaths, people moving away from the church and fewer younger families joining are among the reasons trustees...
Wright State could lock in tuition price after hiking it 6 percent

Wright State could lock in tuition price after hiking it 6 percent

Next fall’s incoming class at Wright State University could see the price they pay for tuition locked in for four years, but there’s a catch. The “Wright Guarantee” program would increase tuition by 6 percent for the 2018 freshman class but it would be the only increase those students would pay in their four years at WSU. It would mean the price of tuition for full-time in-state...
WSU could narrowly avoid fiscal watch if $6M surplus is realized

WSU could narrowly avoid fiscal watch if $6M surplus is realized

Wright State University has been edging toward state fiscal watch the last few years but may be able to narrowly avoid it if a budget plan in place continues as expected. The university’s budget calls for around a $6 million surplus this year as the school attempts to rebuild its reserve fund that was drained from years of overspending. WSU slashed around $30.8 million from its fiscal year 2018...
Ohio Supreme Court Justice boasts of bedding 50 women as part of defense of ‘all heterosexual males’

Ohio Supreme Court Justice boasts of bedding 50 women as part of defense of ‘all heterosexual males’

An Ohio Supreme Court justice has taken to Facebook to share details about his past sexual relationships and his thoughts on Senator Al Franken being accused of forcibly touching and grabbing a woman in 2006.  Bill O’Neill, who is running for Ohio governor, posted on Facebook Friday afternoon stating: “Now that the dogs of war are calling for the head of Senator Al Franken I...
Springfield man accused of sexual contact with 14-year-old

Springfield man accused of sexual contact with 14-year-old

A Springfield man has been accused of having sexual contact with a 14-year-old girl. Reuben C. Finlay, 30, 0f 1898 W. Jefferson St. in Springfield, has been charged with two counts of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor. He pleaded not guilty in Clark County Municipal Court this morning and his bond was set at $30,000. MORE CRIME NEWS: Toddler found alone in cold weather...
MAP: Where drug overdose deaths happen in Clark County

MAP: Where drug overdose deaths happen in Clark County

Nearly 20 percent of people who have died of drug overdoses since 2015 lived outside of Springfield — prompting law enforcement officials to seek more money to help with drug enforcement throughout Clark County. More than 40 people from areas outside of Springfield have died of drug overdoses in the past three years, according to data compiled by the Clark County Combined Health District and...
Damaged Clifton Mill lights will be ready for opening, officials say

Damaged Clifton Mill lights will be ready for opening, officials say

The legendary Lights of Clifton Mill will be ready for opening night later this month despite damage from flood waters earlier this month, Clifton Mill said this week. The high water, coupled with a forecast of wind gusts of up to 50 mph this weekend, has slowed setup of the annual lights display. » READ MORE: Clifton Mill lights significantly damaged by flooding Workers at Clifton Mill are...
Clark County Municipal Court cases

Clark County Municipal Court cases

CASES CALLED WEDNESDAY INCLUDED: Christopher A. Barr, 48, of 1556 Sheridan Ave., domestic violence, dismissed - prosecutor request. Jeffrey H. Carder, 54, of Centerville, theft, guilty, 60 days jail with 60 days suspended, payment of restitution and fine and costs by Nov. 22, fined $250. Samantha Jo Collier, 26, of 363 S. Belmont Ave., theft, guilty, 33 days jail with 30 days suspended. Lewis Michael...
Playoff preview: Wittenberg hosts Frostburg State in first round

Playoff preview: Wittenberg hosts Frostburg State in first round

Whether they know it or not, the Wittenberg Tigers will play for the life of one of the most distinctive parts of Edwards-Maurer Field when they face Frostburg State in the first round of the playoffs at noon Saturday. Not long after Wittenberg’s season ends, workers will tear down the press box overlooking the stadium. It’s part of the renovation project transforming Wittenberg&rsquo...
Weekend plans? Know how the weather will impact you

Weekend plans? Know how the weather will impact you

A complex storm system will move in to the Dayton area late Friday night, bringing with it a weather mix that will impact most of the Miami Valley this weekend, according to StormCenter 7 Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini.  >>Get WHIO’s free Weather App: Hour-by-hour forecast anytime, anywhere  Here are a few things to keep in mind to stay prepared: Heavy rain late Friday night,...
Hatch to Sherrod Brown: ‘Don’t spew this stuff at me’

Hatch to Sherrod Brown: ‘Don’t spew this stuff at me’

Sen. Sherrod Brown and Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch are garnering attention today for a yelling match they had last night at a hearing over the tax reform bill working its way through the Senate. Hatch, a Utah Republican, took umbrage at comments by Brown saying the tax bill will help the rich at the expense of the poor. “This tax cut is really not for the middle class...
Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

COMMON PLEAS COURT NEW SUITS 17-DP-1012 - Paige Maynard, 779 Woodbine Ave., v. Timothy Zook, Mechanicsburg, petition for domestic violence civil protection order. 17-DS-1014 - Kimberly Chamberlin, 261 California Ave., and Dana Chamberlin, 524 S. Arlington Ave., petition for dissolution of marriage. 17-DS-1016 - Cynthia A. Cribbs, 3255 E. High St., and Wade L. Cribs Sr., 3255 E. High St., petition...
Wright State could increase tuition by 6 percent

Wright State could increase tuition by 6 percent

Wright State University may increase the cost of tuition by 6 percent if a proposal for a tuition guarantee program is implemented. The program, which locks in tuition for four years for a freshman, serves as something of a loophole that allows public universities to increase tuition despite a state mandated tuition freeze that is in its fifth year. The proposal presented to Wright State’s board...
Elder-Beerman parent company to close 40 stores

Elder-Beerman parent company to close 40 stores

Bon-Ton Stores Inc., the parent company of Elder-Beerman, will close at least 40 stores by the end of 2018. The retailer will shutter about a sixth of its 260 department stores, furniture galleries and clearance centers. The chain has Elder-Beerman stores at the Dayton Mall, Mall at Fairfield Common and several others at Dayton area locations. The company has not disclosed what stores will be...
Wright Patt, defense firm work to protect weapons from cyber threats

Wright Patt, defense firm work to protect weapons from cyber threats

The Air Force Research Laboratory has awarded a $47.9 million contract to a defense contractor to explore ways to protect weapon systems from cyber attacks, according to the Department of Defense. Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp., which has an office in the Dayton region, will research the problem at Wright-Patterson, the Defense Department reported. The contract will expire in March 2023. RELATED...
Patrol: Higher speed limit leads to spike in crashes, fatalities

Patrol: Higher speed limit leads to spike in crashes, fatalities

Crashes and fatalities spiked after Ohio increased the speed limit to 70 mph on hundreds of rural interstates and freeways, according to an Associated Press report. The Ohio State Highway Patrol released a report Thursday that said there was a 24 percent increase in crashes, including 22 percent more fatal and injury crashes, on 70 mph roads since the state went to the faster limit four years ago...
Most fatal crash victims in Greene County this year not buckled

Most fatal crash victims in Greene County this year not buckled

As the hazardous driving season begins, efforts are underway to educate the public and target unsafe driving in Greene County, where eight more people have died in crashes so far this year compared to all of last year. There have been 13 fatal crashes, resulting in the deaths of 18 people in Greene County this year as of Nov. 8, according to statistics compiled by the Ohio State Highway Patrol. STAY...
Joey Votto lost the closest MVP race in 38 years, and Reds fans are not amused

Joey Votto lost the closest MVP race in 38 years, and Reds fans are not amused

Joey Votto delivered a masterpiece of a season for the last-place Cincinnati Reds this year, but he finished second in the race for Major League Baseball’s National League Most Valuable Player. And Reds nation is not happy. It was the closest MVP race since 1979, as Votto finished only two points behind Florida Marlins’ slugger Giancarlo Stanton in voting by the Baseball Writer’s...
Jeweler offering same-day delivery in Dayton, Cincinnati

Jeweler offering same-day delivery in Dayton, Cincinnati

James Free Jewelers is offering same-day delivery service in select areas throughout Southwest Ohio. The jewelry company has upgraded its website to offer customers the ability to schedule appointments with jewelry experts for private jewelry showings or via video. Customers can also now chat online with a James Free representative. “Imagine that you are busy at work, and realized that you forgot...
Opioid crisis compounds rising domestic violence cases

Opioid crisis compounds rising domestic violence cases

Former Montgomery County Sheriff’s Deputy Douglas Gearhart grabbed his stepdaughter by her head and neck and shoved her into a door, prosecutors say. He then shoved his wife to the ground when she tried to stop the attack, causing her to hit her head on the kitchen island. Gearhart, 44, of Franklin, then pulled his wife into the garage. “When the children found their mother, she was on...
Springfield man hides from police in attic, allegedly found with drugs

Springfield man hides from police in attic, allegedly found with drugs

A Springfield man is facing multiple felony charges after he allegedly hid from police in an attic before leading them on a foot chase and was later found with loaded handguns and drugs. MORE CRIME: Springfield man charged in connection with shooting at Wayside Tavern Christopher L. Culberson, 38, is facing four counts of having weapons while under disability and one count each of drug trafficking...
Springfield to spend $1.1M to replace aging fire truck, ambulances

Springfield to spend $1.1M to replace aging fire truck, ambulances

The Springfield Fire/Rescue Division will spend about $1.1 million to upgrade its aging fleet next year, its first new vehicles since 2010. The fire department will spend about $560,000 for a new rescue engine, including $100,000 from the city’s permanent improvement fund. The department will also spend about $540,000 on three new ambulance units. The current rescue engine has been in service...
Overdose deaths affect western Clark County, rural areas, too

Overdose deaths affect western Clark County, rural areas, too

Nearly 20 percent of people who have died of drug overdoses since 2015 lived outside of Springfield — prompting law enforcement officials to seek more money to help with drug enforcement throughout Clark County. More than 40 people from areas outside of Springfield have died of drug overdoses in the past three years, according to data compiled by the Clark County Combined Health District and...
Mayor: Lack of parks funding from Clark County ‘a scandal’

Mayor: Lack of parks funding from Clark County ‘a scandal’

Springfield Mayor Warren Copeland has called on Clark County to provide more funding for the National Trail Parks and Recreation District, which he says sees a majority of its participants from outside the city. “If you look at the numbers, it’s just a scandal that the county puts so little money into this operation,” Copeland said. County leaders, however, say they don’t believe...
Ohio State suspends all fraternity activities

Ohio State suspends all fraternity activities

Ohio State University has suspended all social, recruitment and new member activities for its fraternities, effective immediately. In a letter to Interfraternity Council presidents on Thursday, OSU senior director of sorority and fraternity life Ryan Lovell suspended activities until further notice. The “proactive step” was taken so that the interfraternity council community can take &ldquo...
Xenia pastor guilty of loitering for prostitute in Dayton

Xenia pastor guilty of loitering for prostitute in Dayton

A Huber Heights man and Xenia pastor pleaded guilty earlier this year to loitering to engage in solicitation, according to court records. Daniel P. Williams, 40, was found guilty in late August after pleading guilty to loitering, a misdemeanor, according to Dayton Municipal Court. His employer is listed as Arrowbrook Baptist Church in Xenia, according to court records and the police report...
Former Mechanicsburg police officer dies in Champaign County crash

Former Mechanicsburg police officer dies in Champaign County crash

A longtime Mechanicsburg police officer and captain at the Tri-County Jail in Champaign County died earlier this week after deputies said a medical issue led to a car crash. Michael Schipke, 56, of Beavercreek, died Monday. Schipke was involved in a single-car crash about 3:40 p.m. Monday, Nov. 13, near the 5000 block of Ohio 4 in Union Twp., according to the Champaign County Sheriff’s Office...
Historic Ferncliff Cemetery home that faced demolition restored

Historic Ferncliff Cemetery home that faced demolition restored

A Springfield building that was constructed more than a century ago as the home for a cemetery superintendent now has a new purpose as a place for family and friends to remember the deceased. Ferncliff Cemetery, Arboretum and Crematory’s new House of Reflections, 705 N. Plum St., will hold a ribbon cutting and open house from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. The old superintendent’s home, which...
Is Black Friday dead? Shoppers starting holiday shopping early

Is Black Friday dead? Shoppers starting holiday shopping early

Black Friday could be taking a backseat to early sales, Thanksgiving deals and online shopping — but economists say though it’s morphing, Thanksgiving weekend will still be the busiest shopping time all year. An estimated 164 million people are planning to shop or considering shopping during Thanksgiving weekend, according to the annual survey released Thursday by the National Retail Federation...
Sonic releases new holiday menu item

Sonic releases new holiday menu item

Sonic Drive-in has a new menu item to get you in the holiday spirit. The fast food chain released its new menu item, which puts a holiday twist on one of its classic desserts. The Holiday Mint Master Shake and Master Blast feature mint, Oreo pieces, ice cream, fresh milk and cream. » RELATED: 3 retailers coming to The Greene in Beavercreek “Sonic’s Holiday Mint Master Shakes and...
Legendary Lights of Clifton Mill: 3 things you might not know

Legendary Lights of Clifton Mill: 3 things you might not know

For those who live in the greater Springfield area, there aren’t many things that say Christmas more than the famous light show hosted by Clifton Mill every holiday season. The display has been part of the community for years and shows no sign of stopping. But just how did it start and how much work goes into making up the festive light show every year? Here are three things you might not know...
Clark County Municipal Court cases

Clark County Municipal Court cases

CASES CALLED TUESDAY INCLUDED: Christel Nicole Miller, 43, address unknown, possession of drug abuse instrument, guilty, 180 days jail. Clark F. Peyatt III, 56, of 4726 Security Dr., assault, guilty, 40 days jail with 40 days suspended, payment of fine and costs, fined $250; domestic violence, dismissed. Terry L. Fletcher Jr., 41, of 611 W. Columbia, two counts theft, guilty, 90 days jail each count...
Wright Patt airman sentenced in drug case

Wright Patt airman sentenced in drug case

A senior airman at Wright-Patterson was sentenced to five months in confinement after pleading guilty to drug-related charges, according to a Wright-Patterson spokesman. Sr. Airman Timothy R. Kirklin, of Dayton, pleaded guilty Nov. 8 in front of a military judge to four charges of possession of drugs, including marijuana, heroin and other drugs, and three counts of drug use, and violation of a general...
Weather got you down? Here’s how to combat seasonal affective disorder

Weather got you down? Here’s how to combat seasonal affective disorder

For the 16 million Americans who suffer from depression — including residents of Springfield — its symptoms are an everyday struggle. Everything from loss of energy to avoidance of social interactions affect those with depression, which is estimated to affect roughly 5 percent of the world’s population. But some who suffer from the illness find themselves particularly affected by...
Wright State students could get a tuition guarantee in 2018

Wright State students could get a tuition guarantee in 2018

Wright State University is considering implementing some form of a tuition guarantee program for next fall. Tuition guarantee programs typically freeze the price of tuition for students for all four years they are in school. Members of the finance committee of Wright State’s board of trustees will discuss the possible program in a meeting this Friday, according to an agenda. The proposal Wright...
Basketball preview: Wittenberg optimistic in second year under Croci

Basketball preview: Wittenberg optimistic in second year under Croci

Chad Roy’s teammates posed in front of the shattered backboard. Then he took his turn, the rim hanging limply by his side inside Pam Evans Smith Arena. Ten days before Friday’s season opener, the Wittenberg Tigers saw how how much strength their one returning starter has. Roy, a 6-foot-9 senior post from Toledo, broke the backboard while dunking during practice. It was just a normal dunk...
Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

COMMON PLEAS COURT NEW SUITS 17-DP-0968 - Elizabeth Minter, 719 W. Pleasant St., v. Dee Carter, 2207 W. Main St., Rm. 26, petition for civil stalking protection order. 17-DS-1000 - Mark Milligan, New Carlisle, and Laraine Milligan, New Carlisle, petition for dissolution of marriage. 17-DR-1001 - Calvin L. Decker, Medway, v. Shanelle J. Decker, Medway, complaint for divorce. 17-DP-1003 - Vanessa Whitt...
Springfield man charged in connection with shooting at Wayside Tavern

Springfield man charged in connection with shooting at Wayside Tavern

A Springfield man faces multiple felony charges in connection with a shooting at a bar earlier this year that left one person injured. Corey L. Ames, 33, of 414 W. Euclid Ave., has been charged with improperly discharging a firearm into a habitation, discharge of a firearm on or near prohibited premises, having weapons while under disability and carrying concealed weapons. RELATED: Wayside Tavern...
#NationalFastFoodDay: Can you guess Ohio’s most popular fast food?

#NationalFastFoodDay: Can you guess Ohio’s most popular fast food?

Eat your favorite greasy food guilt-free today — it’s National Fast Food Day. According to nationaldaycalendar.com, people are celebrating fast food today. The chains were popularized in the United States in the 1950s. McDonald’s was founded in 1955 in Illinois and Burger King in 1953. Wendy’s popped up later in 1969. So, what’s the most popular fast food in Ohio? Foursquare...
3 connections Charles Manson has to southwest Ohio

3 connections Charles Manson has to southwest Ohio

Mass murderer Charles Manson is said to be in grave condition in a California hospital, several media outlets have reported. The New York Post, Los Angeles Times and others are reporting that the 83-year-old, who was born in Cincinnati, has struggled with gastrointestinal problems. Here are three connections Manson has to Ohio: 1. Born in Cincinnati. Charles Manson was born “no name Maddox&rdquo...
4 Kenton Ridge grads bring school spirit to Ohio State band

4 Kenton Ridge grads bring school spirit to Ohio State band

The Ohio State University has a little more Springfield supporting the best damn band in the land. Several graduates of Kenton Ridge High School are currently in the famed marching band, which has received multiple accolades over the years and has taken part in presidential inaugurations. It isn’t uncommon for graduates of Springfield-area schools to join the band if they attend the university...
WIND ADVISORY: Timeline of this weekend’s storm

WIND ADVISORY: Timeline of this weekend’s storm

A Wind Advisory has been issued for the Miami Valley, beginning at noon Saturday through 4 a.m. Sunday.  “Gusts of 40 to 50 mph are likely,” Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell said. The strongest gusts are expected Saturday evening.  The winds are part of a strong storm system headed east starting Friday night.  Here's a breakdown of what you need to know to...
Pittsburgh hospital employee accused of exposing himself to patient

Pittsburgh hospital employee accused of exposing himself to patient

A food server at a Pittsburgh hospital is accused of exposing himself in front of a patient.  Police said Michael Booker, 37, a dietary server at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Mercy, approached the female patient at the walking bridge that joins the parking garage and the hospital.  WPXI reported that the woman told investigators Booker approached her, said something vulgar and...
Report: LSU star defenders Arden Key and Donnie Alexander didn’t make trip to Knoxville

Report: LSU star defenders Arden Key and Donnie Alexander didn’t make trip to Knoxville

It appears LSU will be short-handed on defense when the Tigers travel to Knoxville to face Tennessee this weekend. According to a report from Ross Dellenger of The Advocate, star defenders Arden Key and Donnie Alexander did not make the trip to UT due to injuries. Coach Ed Orgeron said the pair would be questionable when asked about their status on Thursday. Key is projected to be a first round pick...
SEC Memes: Bret Bielema replaces Butch Jones as the conference’s whipping boy

SEC Memes: Bret Bielema replaces Butch Jones as the conference’s whipping boy

What will the SEC meme-makers do with themselves now that Tennessee has fired head coach Butch Jones? Set their sights on Arkansas’ Bret Bielema, that’s what. Jones has the distinction of being one of the most meme-able personalities in recent conference history. But the ebullient Bielema is not that far behind his former Volunteers’ counterpart. The meme-makers...
Student Snapchatted high-speed police chase that exceed 100 mph

Student Snapchatted high-speed police chase that exceed 100 mph

A University of Georgia student was arrested early Thursday morning after a high-speed chase in Athens. According to police, Hunter Ty Wilkerson, 19, reached speeds of 110 mph during the chase before he was eventually taken into custody. They said he was speeding because he had just stolen five traffic signs off the UGA campus. Athens-Clarke County police got involved when they noticed Wilkerson going...
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones apologizes for racially insensitive comments from 2013

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones apologizes for racially insensitive comments from 2013

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones wasted little time in avoiding a new potential scandal. A video was given to The Blast, that featured Jones making a racially insensitive comment at a Dallas hotel. A Cowboys fan asked him for a message for his fiancee. Jones obliged them. “Jennifer, congratulations on the wedding. Now, you know he’s with a black girl tonight, don&rsquo...
Oklahoma has third best shot at national title, per FiveThirtyEight

Oklahoma has third best shot at national title, per FiveThirtyEight

Fourth-ranked Oklahoma football would be headed to New Orleans or Pasadena if the College Football Playoff rankings were final today. The Sooner also own a better shot at winning it all than their ranking may suggest. Oklahoma was listed as having a 12 percent chance of winning the national title — the third best of any team — in FiveThirtyEight’s latest...
Vegas sharp breaks down Week 12 SEC games

Vegas sharp breaks down Week 12 SEC games

Here’s a look at up-to-date betting information for each SEC contest, complete with analysis and picks from Brian Edwards. Edwards, a longtime VegasInsider.com handicapper with an emphasis on SEC football, will provide his thoughts and insights on line moves throughout the 2017 season. He is a University of Florida graduate and a weekly radio guest in Las Vegas, Omaha ...
ESPN’s Gene Wojciechowski: Oregon coach Willie Taggart ‘already wanting to get out’

ESPN’s Gene Wojciechowski: Oregon coach Willie Taggart ‘already wanting to get out’

Oregon coach Willie Taggart has had his name linked to several current (or possible) job openings, a sign the he is a hot commodity despite in just his first season with the Ducks. Taggart has denied any interest in other gigs, saying he’s committed to Oregon, but that hasn’t stopped others from speculating about his ambitions. The latest to weigh...
Airbags like ‘grenade’ in car, but fewer than half fixed, report says

Airbags like ‘grenade’ in car, but fewer than half fixed, report says

Years into the largest and most complex vehicle recall in U.S. history, fewer than half of recalled Takata airbag inflators are fixed. The overall repair rate for driver and passenger airbags stands at about 46.8 percent, a government website shows. The most critical warnings involve certain 2001 to 2003 Honda and Acura models, and the risks are considered highest in high-humidity regions...
Washington juniors Jake Browning, Myles Gaskin on cusp of school TD records

Washington juniors Jake Browning, Myles Gaskin on cusp of school TD records

No longer in the hunt for the playoffs and a long shot to win the Pac-12 North Division, Washington’s team goals have gone through a revision after losing at Stanford last week. But the individual goals haven’t changed, and for two Huskies juniors they could see themselves break school records on Saturday against Utah. Quarterback Jake Browning is tied with Keith...
Girl Scouts say not to force your kids to hug relatives this holiday season

Girl Scouts say not to force your kids to hug relatives this holiday season

A parenting story on the Girl Scouts of the United States of America website is discouraging parents from forcing their daughters to hug relatives at holiday gatherings -- and any time during the year. Titled, “Reminder: She Doesn’t Owe Anyone a Hug. Not Even at the Holidays,” the Nov. 2 article says encouraging young girls to go give a relative a hug or kiss as a greeting can...
Patriots WR Chris Hogan to miss second consecutive game with injury

Patriots WR Chris Hogan to miss second consecutive game with injury

The New England Patriots will again without wide receiver Chris Hogan. He missed their previous game against the Denver Broncos with a shoulder injury, and it will keep him out again on Sunday against the Oakland Raiders. The Patriots will also be without wide receiver Matthew Slater, tackle Marcus Cannon and center David Andrews. Patriots wide receiver Danny Amendola, tight...
Lane Kiffin expects to stay at FAU next season: ‘I am happy here’

Lane Kiffin expects to stay at FAU next season: ‘I am happy here’

Lane Kiffin is a polarizing name in coaching search and coaching rumor discussions. He has an excellent track record as a coordinator but a not so great one as a head coach. However, even as his name circulates among options at bigger programs, Kiffin does not feel the need to return to a Power 5 school. He discussed his future on ESPNU Radio on Friday morning. Listen below: “When...
FOX CFB analyst Danny Kanell ranks Oklahoma above Alabama, Clemson

FOX CFB analyst Danny Kanell ranks Oklahoma above Alabama, Clemson

Oklahoma football’s No. 4 ranking in the latest College Football Playoff rankings on Tuesday sparked a passionate debate about where the Sooners truly belong after a 38-20 thrashing of TCU on Nov. 11. One analyst and former player thinks the Sooners are better than the current top-2 teams in the nation. FOX college football analyst Danny Kanell placed Oklahoma at No. 2, ahead of...
Nebraska QB Tanner Lee will start against Penn State, per reports

Nebraska QB Tanner Lee will start against Penn State, per reports

Nebraska will start QB Tanner Lee at Penn State on Saturday, as reported by Brett Edwards of KLKN-TV in Lincoln, Neb., on Friday. Lee didn’t play in the second half of last week’s loss to Minnesota. At the time, Lee was ruled out because of an “impact migraine.” Later, coach Mike Riley said Lee was going through Nebraska’s concussion...
Ronald Jones II could pass another USC great on career rushing list vs. UCLA

Ronald Jones II could pass another USC great on career rushing list vs. UCLA

Ronald Jones II has been tearing through opposing defenses this season, and in the process has made a steady climb up USC’s career rushing chart. With another big game Saturday against rival UCLA, he could pass one of the most accomplished Trojans ball carriers. The 6’0”, 220-pound junior needs 151 yards to pass O.J. Simpson for fifth in USC history. Jones...
Broncos will be without top pass catching TE A.J. Derby against Bengals

Broncos will be without top pass catching TE A.J. Derby against Bengals

Denver Broncos tight end A.J. Derby will not be able to take field on Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals. Derby has been ruled out after missing the entire week of practice with a shoulder injury. Tight end Jeff Heuerman is also out for the Broncos after missing the week of practice with a knee injury. While Derby is not technically the starting tight end for the Broncos...
Kentucky-East Tennessee State basketball: Live updates, box score, analysis (November 17, 2017)

Kentucky-East Tennessee State basketball: Live updates, box score, analysis (November 17, 2017)

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Kentucky and East Tennessee State basketball tip off at 7 p.m. ET on Friday, November 17, at Rupp Arena. Stay here for live updates, including the latest box score at each media timeout, and analysis. HALFTIME: Kentucky 36, ETSU 30 Calipari looks like he might blow his top in this game. He’s screaming at any and everyone on the sideline — players, assistants...
Former UGA coach Jim Donnan says Tennessee should hire Bobby Petrino

Former UGA coach Jim Donnan says Tennessee should hire Bobby Petrino

Rumors have been flying around Knoxville since the Vols cut ties with Butch Jones on Sunday, and now there’s another name picking up steam: Louisville coach Bobby Petrino. Petrino’s name was floated by former Georgia coach Jim Donnan on the Paul Finebaum show Friday afternoon: Petrino has enjoyed a lot of success in two stints at Louisville, but not much outside that program...
Ole Miss-Texas A&M football: score: Live updates, stats (November 18, 2017)

Ole Miss-Texas A&M football: score: Live updates, stats (November 18, 2017)

The Ole Miss Rebels will look to win their third game in a row on Saturday, November 18 when they take on the Texas A&M Aggies. Below find game time, TV channel and live stream information. The Rebels have won their last two games, beating Kentucky and Louisiana, and doing so with their back-up quarterback. The Rebels beat Texas A&M last year when the game was played...
Father stabbed to death defending young son from sneaker-stealing teens

Father stabbed to death defending young son from sneaker-stealing teens

A New Jersey man was stabbed to death in his home Tuesday night when he tried to defend his 8-year-old son from a group of teens trying to steal the boy’s sneakers, according to family. Jose “Migue” Malave, 30, of Jersey City, was stabbed around 7 p.m. at his home, according to the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office. He was pronounced dead about 25 minutes later at the...
Dana Holgorsen on senior weekend: ‘Everything we do this week will be about those guys’

Dana Holgorsen on senior weekend: ‘Everything we do this week will be about those guys’

West Virginia will take the field at Milan Puskar Stadium in Morgantown, W. Va., for the final time in 2017 on Saturday when the Mountaineers face Texas. It will mark the end of an era for the group of 20 seniors. Head coach Dana Holgorsen is ready to make the day at Mountaineer Field as memorable as possible for the group of players, according to the Charleston...
What you need to know about the Republican tax plans

What you need to know about the Republican tax plans

With House approval of a major overhaul of the nation’s income tax code last week, congressional Republicans are moving toward the most sweeping changes in tax law since 1986. But because House and Senate Republicans are moving with unusual speed to pass the bill, it has been difficult to determine who gains and who loses under the GOP plan. Virtually every study shows that wealthier people...
Can police legally obtain your DNA from 23andMe, Ancestry? 

Can police legally obtain your DNA from 23andMe, Ancestry? 

The DNA you send in the mail through genetics kits and genealogy programs like 23andMe and Ancestry  can be used by police in a criminal investigation, but it doesn’t happen very often. More than 1.2 million customers have sent their saliva to 23andMe to learn about their own genetics, though not everyone is aware that police can potentially have access to their DNA. >>...
Leonid meteor shower 2017: Here's how to see this weekend's celestial spectacle

Leonid meteor shower 2017: Here's how to see this weekend's celestial spectacle

If you're looking for a shooting star so you can make your wish come true, this weekend may just be your lucky opportunity. The Leonid meteor shower will peak this weekend, providing ideal viewing conditions for millions across the United States. With clear skies predicted by meteorologists in many parts of the country, even amateur stargazers should be able to catch a glimpse of the cosmic spectacle...
TCU ready to embrace challenges of playing in Lubbock

TCU ready to embrace challenges of playing in Lubbock

FORT WORTH, Texas — TCU football hasn’t exactly had it easy on the road Texas Tech. Just ask head coach Gary Patterson, who recalled taking a frozen water bottle to the head when the Horned Frogs last visited Lubbock, Texas, in 2015. “It’s a lovely relationship we have there,” Patterson said during his weekly press conference. On Saturday, the Horned Frogs...
Seahawks QB Russell Wilson had a rough time recovering from jaw injury he received against Cardinals

Seahawks QB Russell Wilson had a rough time recovering from jaw injury he received against Cardinals

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson had to admit that the shot he took in Week 1o from Arizona Cardinals linebacker Karlos Dansby set him back for a few days. There was some controversy after that hit, when Wilson was forced off of the field to be examined for concussion symptoms. He went into the injury tent, and emerged from it instantly to miss only one play. Wilson...
Tennessee SEC Country picks: No one believes in Vols or Vanderbilt

Tennessee SEC Country picks: No one believes in Vols or Vanderbilt

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — The close of college football’s regular season is fast approaching, and the reality for Tennessee is there likely won’t be any more opportunities for the Vols. Tennessee (4-6, 0-6 SEC) is a two-touchdown underdog to LSU (7-3, 4-2) at 7 p.m. Saturday under the lights at Neyland Stadium. The Vols’ seniors say they are motivated to try to become...
Louisville football: Former Georgia coach Jim Donnan thinks Tennessee should hire Bobby Petrino

Louisville football: Former Georgia coach Jim Donnan thinks Tennessee should hire Bobby Petrino

The college football regular season hasn’t even ended yet, and already the coaching carousel is in full swing. The most talked-about current openings are at Tennessee and Florida. Friday, ESPN college football analyst Paul Finebaum and former Georgia football coach Jim Donnan discussed who they believe the Volunteers will hire. Donnan turned heads by saying the school should make...
Baker Mayfield seeking Big 12 record 37th straight game with TD pass at Kansas

Baker Mayfield seeking Big 12 record 37th straight game with TD pass at Kansas

Baker Mayfield is on the verge of finishing a perfect 14-0 in true road games as Oklahoma’s starting quarterback when the Sooners face Kansas on Saturday. That’s not the only feat that is in reach for the senior this weekend. Mayfield can set a new Big 12 record at Kansas for the most consecutive games with a touchdown pass. Mayfield tied former Texas Tech quarterback...
Alabama fan who shot Auburn fan over Iron Bowl dispute appears in court before judge who graduated from Auburn

Alabama fan who shot Auburn fan over Iron Bowl dispute appears in court before judge who graduated from Auburn

You can’t make this stuff up. In the latest twist to a case that provides an entertaining although cautious side-story to the Alabama-Auburn Iron Bowl rivalry, a judge who graduated from Auburn presided over a hearing for a suspect who is an Alabama fan and reportedly has an Alabama tattoo on his neck. Earlier this week the original story surfaced of a fan from each side...
Question of the Day: Will any of LSU’s star juniors return next season?

Question of the Day: Will any of LSU’s star juniors return next season?

SEC Country reporter Alex Hickey will answer your LSU Tigers sports queries each weekday in our LSU Question of the Day. Join the conversation by sending your questions via Twitter to @SECCountryLSU, @bigahickey or by email to Alex at alex.hickey@coxinc.com. Today’s question comes from Tyler Mann via this week’s Facebook Live chat with Sam Spiegelman. Because Sam isn&rsquo...
Report: Tennessee has very serious concerns about Jon Gruden’s ability to coach in college

Report: Tennessee has very serious concerns about Jon Gruden’s ability to coach in college

It appears that Tennessee ,like many on the internet, have some concerns about Jon Gruden’s ability to coach in college. Per CBSSports‘ Dennis Dodd, the school has “considerable reservations about hiring” the Super Bowl winning coach. Gruden last coached in college 1991, when he was the wide receivers coach at Pitt. He hasn’t coached at all since 2008, his...
ESPN’s Rece Davis ‘blown away’ by Wisconsin RB Jonathan Taylor

ESPN’s Rece Davis ‘blown away’ by Wisconsin RB Jonathan Taylor

Jonathan Taylor, Wisconsin’s star freshman running back, has opened a lot of eyes in his first college season. That became more evident than ever when ESPN analyst Rece Davis raved about Taylor on Friday. In Madison with College GameDay, Davis said he has been “blown away” by Taylor’s impressive 2017 season. And Davis thinks the Heisman Trophy could...
Baker Mayfield can finish true road-game slate at Oklahoma undefeated with win at Kansas

Baker Mayfield can finish true road-game slate at Oklahoma undefeated with win at Kansas

Baker Mayfield has never lost a true-road game during his tenure as Oklahoma’s starting quarterback. It’s likely he’ll finish with a perfect mark when the 2017 season concludes. Saturday’s game at Kansas will mark the final true-road contest in Mayfield’s career with the Sooners. Oklahoma has won its past 12 meetings with the Jayhawks and opened...
Former Kentucky TE Jacob Tamme has words of encouragement as Wildcats face Dawgs

Former Kentucky TE Jacob Tamme has words of encouragement as Wildcats face Dawgs

Kentucky has only come out on the winning end against Georgia twice in the last 20 years. One of those wins came in 2006, and former Wildcats TE Jacob Tamme remembers it well. That game in Lexington saw Kentucky score the go-ahead touchdown with 1:21 left as Andre Woodson and the Wildcats topped Matthew Stafford and the Bulldogs 24-20. On Friday afternoon, Tamme tried...
4 of the best ways to turn your home into a cash cow

4 of the best ways to turn your home into a cash cow

Your house is a large expense with many associated costs like a mortgage payment, insurance, maintenance and more. It provides a roof over your head, of course, but since it usually costs you money each month, why not put it to work for you and earn some cash in the process? The following are four ways your house can make you money: If you're planning to be out of town for a few days or don't mind...
The ultimate guide to a budget-friendly Thanksgiving dinner

The ultimate guide to a budget-friendly Thanksgiving dinner

Does Thanksgiving make your mouth water, dreaming of your favorite pumpkin or sweet potato pie recipes? Are you ready to pull out your crowd-pleasing stuffing recipe or are you a cautious cook easing into the kitchen for the first time?  No matter what your culinary skill level, it's easy to make a delicious Thanksgiving meal on a budget. Just follow these simple tips to make these delicious...
Why you shouldn’t ignore hand and wrist arthritis

Why you shouldn’t ignore hand and wrist arthritis

What starts out as a dull, deep aching pain in the hand may eventually lead to a less impressive golf swing or the inability to open a jar lid. ››RELATED: Older people should screen for Hepatitis C The progressive pain is known as arthritis in the hand and wrist, and if not caught and treated early could mean permanent loss of strength in one of the most important areas of...
6 easy side dishes anyone can make for Thanksgiving Day

6 easy side dishes anyone can make for Thanksgiving Day

Although the turkey will surely take center stage at your Thanksgiving table, a few unforgettable side dishes can't hurt. These simple sides won't take very much time or effort to pull together, but look (and taste) like a million bucks. This Thanksgiving Day, give your family a feast they won't forget by including a few of these easy-to-make dishes to accompany the big star. Homemade Cranberry Sauce...
Georgia seniors left NFL money on table for potentially bigger reward

Georgia seniors left NFL money on table for potentially bigger reward

ATHENS, Ga. – One million, eight hundred and sixty thousand. Dollars. At the very least, that is how much The Big Four left on the table to play for the Georgia Bulldogs this season. Probably would’ve been more. The post Georgia seniors left NFL money on table for potentially bigger reward appeared first on SEC Country.
Florida State recruiting mailbag: Status of recruiting in the trenches?

Florida State recruiting mailbag: Status of recruiting in the trenches?

Have Florida State football recruiting questions? We’ve got answers. You can tweet @Sanjay Kirpalani or @NolesDieHards with your questions. Join us every Friday for the Florida State DieHards recruiting mailbag to discuss Seminoles recruiting. This week, we discuss where things stand with recruiting along the offensive and defensive lines, plus address ...
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