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Photos: Wittenberg beats Ohio Wesleyan to win NCAC tournament

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Prep wrestling: Graham advances all 14 wrestlers to district tourney

Prep wrestling: Graham advances all 14 wrestlers to district tourney

The first step toward an 18th consecutive Division II state title is off to a great start for the Graham High School wrestling team. The Falcons won 12 of 14 weight classes in the Graham 1 sectional,and advanced wrestlers in all 14 weight classes to the district tournament next weekend. The top four placers in each weight class advanced. The Falcons finished with 349 points, almost 200 points clear...
Boys basketball: Shawnee, Graham score stunning first-round victories

Boys basketball: Shawnee, Graham score stunning first-round victories

If it was March, what happened at Springfield High School on Saturday night would be called madness. Call it that anyway. First, sixth-seeded Shawnee scored eight of the last nine points of regulation and the last five in overtime to defeat No. 7 Bellefontaine 49-47 in the opener of a Division II sectional tripleheader. “We just didn’t stop fighting,” said Shawnee senior Aaron Schack...
Dwyane Wade, Miami Heat pay tribute to Florida school shooting victims, survivors

Dwyane Wade, Miami Heat pay tribute to Florida school shooting victims, survivors

The Miami Heat held a touching pregame tribute Saturday for the those affected by the Feb. 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Members of the Heat and Memphis Grizzlies gathered at midcourt to hold a large Stoneman Douglas banner while Dwyane Wade addressed the crowd. “Tonight, we honor the 17 lives that were tragically lost in Parkland,&rdquo...

HS Roundup 2/24: Bellbrook’s Bybee finishes first in state championship

The Bellbrook boys swimming team took fourth place overall for Division II at the state championships, held in Canton. Cody Bybee placed first in the 100m butterfly and 200m freestyle. John Sampson finished second in both the 100m backstroke and 200m freestyle. As a team, Bellbrook earned second in the 200m medley relay. Fenwick’s Adam Cheney earned the championship in the 50m and 100m freestyle...

HS Scores 2/24: Dayton Public Schools go 5-1 over weekend

Boys Basketball Friday’s Results Regular Season Fort Recovery 55, New Knoxville 41: Knapke 19 (FR) 19; Lageman (NK) 14. Marion Local 57, Coldwater 43: Frilling (C) 16. Minster 69, Parkway 63: Schulze (M) 19; Kinney (P) 17. St. Henry 51, New Bremen 39: Schlarman (SH) 12; Bornhorst (NB) 14. Sectional Tournament Division I Friday’s Games Division I At Fairfield Elder 57, Mount Healthy 34...
Dayton’s 16-game winning streak ends with loss at Saint Louis

Dayton’s 16-game winning streak ends with loss at Saint Louis

The Dayton Flyers, who had already clinched the outright Atlantic 10 women’s basketball championship, closed the regular season with an 85-72 loss at Saint Louis on Saturday at Chaifetz Arena. Dayton (22-5, 15-1) saw its 16-game winning streak end. It fell two games short of tying the school record for consecutive victories. “I don’t think we were at the top of our game in terms...

HS Roundup 2/23: Wayne, Northmont advance

Boys Basketball Sectional Tournament Wayne 76, Stebbins 59: Deshon Parker put up 16 points, L’Christian Smith 14, Ronnie Hampton 13 and Darius Quisenberry 10 for Wayne to open D-I sectional play. Northmont 69, Fairborn 47: Jabari Perkins poured in 24 points to lead Northmont to a D-I sectional tournament opening win. Danny Lewis added 12, Prophet Johnson 11 and Dawson Walker 10. Shaunn Monroe...
Wittenberg wins first NCAC tournament title since 2006

Wittenberg wins first NCAC tournament title since 2006

The Wittenberg Tigers ran off the court with an 82-70 victory against Ohio Wesleyan on Saturday forgetting one thing — they still had to cut down the nets. The sixth-ranked Tigers (26-2) could be forgiven. This was their first North Coast Athletic Conference tournament championship since 2006. They hadn’t won the title at Pam Evans Smith Arena since 2002. They turned back the clock with...
Arizona scandal: Sean Miller not coaching Saturday; school loses Shaq son’s commitment

Arizona scandal: Sean Miller not coaching Saturday; school loses Shaq son’s commitment

University of Arizona men’s basketball coach Sean Miller won’t coach Saturday’s game against Oregon after a report of an FBI wiretap reportedly caught Miller discussing a six-figure payment to then recruit Deandre Ayton when he was according to Land of 10.  Miller being pulled from Saturday’s game was the latest fallout from the report and from the recent NCAA scandal...
Second-seeded Wildcats gear up for postseason run

Second-seeded Wildcats gear up for postseason run

It’s been a great run for Springfield High School’s boys basketball team. Here’s why: • The Wildcats (18-4) remained ranked among the state’s best Division I teams all season. • Springfield contended for a Greater Western Ohio Conference National East title, placing runner-up to Wayne (20-1). • The Wildcats played an exceptional non-league schedule and handed...
Reds sign veteran Oliver Perez as lefty bullpen specialist

Reds sign veteran Oliver Perez as lefty bullpen specialist

The Reds made a minor move Saturday they hope will pay off in a major way as they got ready for the second game of the Cactus League schedule against the Colorado Rockies. They signed left-handed relief pitcher Oliver Perez to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training. Perez, a 15-year veteran, spent the last two seasons with the Washington Nationals as a specialist used to pitch...
It could mean everything or nothing when WSU faces UIC

It could mean everything or nothing when WSU faces UIC

Minutes after Wright State had handed Northern Kentucky control of the Horizon League race with a 66-56 loss at IUPUIon Friday, Raiders senior Grant Benzinger emerged from a quiet visitors locker room at Indiana Famers Coliseum and said he was disappointed by, but not dwelling on the defeat. “It’s on to Sunday,” he said. That’s when Wright State (21-9, 13-4 HL) will play...
Wright State vs. UIC: Everything you need to know about Sunday’s game

Wright State vs. UIC: Everything you need to know about Sunday’s game

Who: Wright State (21-9, 13-4) vs. UIC (17-3, 12-5) When: 6 p.m. Sunday Where: UIC Pavilion TV/Radio: ESPN3/106.5 ›› Sunday could mean everything or nothing for WSU Probable Wright State starters Grant Benzinger, 6-3, Sr. G, 14.4 Parker Ernsthausen, 6-11, Jr., F, 5.2 Mark Hughes, 6-4, Jr, G, 10.0 Loudon Love, 6-9, Fr., C, 12.4 Cole Gentry, 5-10, So., G, 9.1 ›› 5 things...
Ex-NFL player Jonathan Martin detained by LA police after threatening Instagram post

Ex-NFL player Jonathan Martin detained by LA police after threatening Instagram post

Former offensive tackle Jonathan Martin, whose NFL career ended shortly after his accusations of being bullied by Miami Dolphins teammates in 2013 resulted in a league investigation and the firings of a coach and trainer, reportedly was detained and questioned by the Los Angeles Police Department on Friday afternoon after posting a chilling story on his Instagram page. The post features a picture...

HS Scores 2/23: Wayne, Dunbar win big in boys sectionals opener

PREP RESULTS Boys Basketball Friday’s Results Regular Season Fort Recovery 55, New Knoxville 41: Knapke 19 (FR) 19; Lageman (NK) 14. Marion Local 57, Coldwater 43: Frilling (C) 16. Minster 69, Parkway 63: Schulze (M) 19; Kinney (P) 17. St. Henry 51, New Bremen 39: Schlarman (SH) 12; Bornhorst (NB) 14. Sectional Tournament Division I Thursday’s Games At Lakota West Princeton 68, Kings 31...
5 takeaways from Reds’ 6-4 win over Indians in exhibition opener

5 takeaways from Reds’ 6-4 win over Indians in exhibition opener

The Reds “visited’ the Cleveland Indians at Goodyear Ballpark to open Cactus League play. They took a 6-4 victory home 9/10 of a mile to their own end of the complex. It is the first of a 32-game baseball refresher course, a time to get into baseball shape. Most of the guys came to Arizona in peak physical condition with very few injuries to worry about. MORE REDS COVERAGE » Finnegan...
Beavercreek stuns Franklin; Sidney, Springboro also post D-I sectional opening wins at Trotwood

Beavercreek stuns Franklin; Sidney, Springboro also post D-I sectional opening wins at Trotwood

Beavercreek stunned Franklin 48-33 in a boys high school basketball D-I sectional first-round match-up at Trotwood on Friday night. It was the third of three games. Jon Alessandro scored a game-high 15 points as the No. 12 seed Beavers mounted a decisive early lead and KO’ed the Wildcats, who won their seventh straight outright or shared SWBL Southwestern Division title.  Beavercreek (10-13)...
Rhode Island blows out Dayton in second half

Rhode Island blows out Dayton in second half

Rhode Island broke open a close game in the second half and routed Dayton 81-56 on Friday at the Ryan Center, clinching the outright Atlantic 10 regular-season title for the first time. Confetti rained from the ceiling as the players celebrated with the student section. The No. 18 Rams improved to 23-4 and 15-1 with two games remaining. Dayton (13-15, 7-9) fell from a tie for sixth place into ninth...
Dayton short one player for game at Rhode Island

Dayton short one player for game at Rhode Island

Xeyrius Williams will not play for the Dayton Flyers on Friday night against Rhode Island at the Ryan Center. The junior forward from Wayne High School didn’t make the trip with the team. According to a UD spokesman, he is tending to academic responsibilities back in Dayton. Williams missed five non-conference games in November and December with a back injury. He didn’t play in four of...
Bengals get four compensatory picks in this year’s NFL draft

Bengals get four compensatory picks in this year’s NFL draft

The Cincinnati Bengals were awarded four compensatory picks for the 2018 NFL draft, scheduled to be held in Arlington, Texas on April 26-28. The Bengals picked up the last pick in the third round, a pick in the fifth round and two picks in the seventh. Dallas, Green Bay and Oakland also received four compensatory picks. Arizona and Houston each received three.  The Bengals have the 12th pick...
Reds go with familiar lineup for Cactus League opener

Reds go with familiar lineup for Cactus League opener

The lineup the Reds used in Friday’s Cactus League opener against the Cleveland Indians could be one they use during the season. It featured Billy Hamilton leading off and playing center field. Eugenio Suarez played third base and batted second followed by Joey Votto at first, Scooter Gennett at second, Adam Duvall in left field, Scott Schebler in right, Jose Peraza at shortstop and Tucker Barnhart...
Olympian Gus Kenworthy rescues puppy from Korean dog meat farm

Olympian Gus Kenworthy rescues puppy from Korean dog meat farm

After rescuing dogs at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, freestyle skier Gus Kenworthy has rescued another puppy. People reported that Kenworthy announced he and his boyfriend, actor Matthew Wilkas, rescued a puppy named Beemo. The Associated Press reported that the two visited visited a dog farm in Siheung, South Korea, Friday. >> Read more trending news  “This morning Matt and...
Smallest players lift Kenton Ridge girls to big sectional win

Smallest players lift Kenton Ridge girls to big sectional win

With Kenton Ridge’s biggest offensive threat drawing Shawnee’s attention on defense, it was KR’s two smallest players who lifted the Cougars on Thursday night. Senior Desiree Jones and Kirsten Wiley, both listed at 5-foot-6, scored the Cougars’ final five points in a hard-fought 42-40 victory over rival Shawnee in the Division II sectional tournament at Tecumseh High School...
3 changes that would help the NCAA immensely

3 changes that would help the NCAA immensely

The latest break in a story that figures to turn college basketball on its ear, at least temporarily, has naturally brought out all of the NCAA’s critics and inspired many suggestions for fixing big-time college athletics.  Here are three things that would change the landscape without leaving the games unrecognizable to fans who provide all that revenue that makes the system so big it might...
5 things to know about Wright State’s loss at IUPUI

5 things to know about Wright State’s loss at IUPUI

Wright State’s road woes continued while their chances for a Horizon League regular-season championship may have ended. The Raiders went scoreless for more than five minutes to start Friday’s game at IUPUI, and the offensive never fully recovered as the Jaguars pulled away for a 66-56 triumphat Indiana Famers Coliseum. It was the third loss in last four road games for WSU and dropped...
High School Wrestling: What to know about the postseason

High School Wrestling: What to know about the postseason

The journey starts in earnest this weekend. After four months of battling through the regular season, wrestlers will see who can grind their way to the pinnacle at the Ohio High School Athletic Association state tournament March 8-10. Sectional tournaments started last night and continue today at several sites with the top four in each weight class advancing to the district tournament next weekend...
Wright State falls out of first with loss at IUPUI

Wright State falls out of first with loss at IUPUI

The path to a Horizon League regular-season championship got a lot tougher Friday afternoon as Wright State fell out of first place with a 66-56 loss to IUPUI at Indiana Farmers Coliseum. The Raiders started slow offensively, failing to score in the first five minutes, and they never fully recovered despite leading by as many as four in the second half. The loss, Wright State’s third in its...
Sports Today: Busy lineup includes Wright State, Dayton, Ohio State and Reds

Sports Today: Busy lineup includes Wright State, Dayton, Ohio State and Reds

After a slow couple of days, Friday is jam-packed with local sports goodness.  It starts, believe it or not, at 11 a.m. with Wright State playing at IUPUI.  The Raiders remain in a first-place tie with Northern Kentucky, who plays at UIC tonight.  A Wright State win and an NKU loss means the Raiders are at least Horizon League co-champs and they will be the No. 1 seed in the conference...
Canadian women's hockey player apologizes for taking off silver medal

Canadian women's hockey player apologizes for taking off silver medal

Canadian women’s hockey player Jocelyn Larocque apologized after taking off her silver medal during Thursday’s ceremonies at the Pyeongchang Olympics, saying she meant no disrespect and was caught up in the emotion of a bitter loss. The United States edged Canada 3-2 Thursday in a shootout victory in the gold medal game. During the postgame medal ceremony, Larocque took off her silver...

HS Scores 2/22: Tipp’s Frederick nets 23, Kenton Ridge girls advance

PREP RESULTS Boys Basketball Sectional Tournament Division I Thursday’s Games At Lakota West Princeton 68, Kings 31 Sycamore 64, West Clermont 54 At Hamilton Milford 58, Western Brown 57 La Salle 60, Lakota West 40 Girls Basketball Sectional Tournament Division I Tuesday’s Games At Lakota East Lakota West 66, Colerain 13 Little Miami 52, Middletown 36 At Troy Tecumseh 64, Lebanon 58: Thomas...
5 things to know as Reds start Cactus League play

5 things to know as Reds start Cactus League play

The Cactus League opens Friday as the Reds and Indians meet to kick off the rust of winter. Players compete for their baseball lives this time of year and now they have to do it in a bigger hurry. That’s because spring training is a few days shorter. Believe it or not, the Reds open the season against the Nationals on March, 29. Meanwhile, Joe Torre is sweeping through all 30 spring training...
Final boys high school basketball power rankings

Final boys high school basketball power rankings

Here’s who we consider the final top boys high school basketball area teams. Division I 1. Wayne (20-1): d. Centerville 52-49. 2. Springfield (18-4): lost 79-72 at Trotwood-Madison, d. Middletown 70-57. 3. Butler (19-3): d. Tippecanoe 86-55. 4. Miamisburg (18-4): d. Northmont 68-61. 5. Sidney (16-6): d. Greenville 71-45. Others: Beavercreek, Belmont, Centerville, Fairborn, Fairmont, Franklin...
Wittenberg hopes home crowd helps it in NCAC tournament

Wittenberg hopes home crowd helps it in NCAC tournament

Matt Croci shaved the beard he wore for more than three months when the Wittenberg Tigers finally lost a game after 22 straight victories. The coach and his team now have a modest two-game winning streak going — though it’s too early to tell if a beard will come with it — and would like to extend it as long as possible. That will be easier to do this weekend because Wittenberg gets...
Wright State has Horizon League title in sight

Wright State has Horizon League title in sight

Wright State has a rare morning tip-off Friday with its game against IUPUI scheduled for 11 as part of the host school’s “Readers are Leaders” program that will fill approximately 3,000 of the seats at Indiana Farmers Coliseum with third graders. But while it may be a little different to have fans and an opponent around, hitting the gym in the morning is something that has been commonplace...
Video: Canadian player removes silver medal after loss to Team USA - just part of most heated rivalry in Olympics

Video: Canadian player removes silver medal after loss to Team USA - just part of most heated rivalry in Olympics

It’s the most heated rivalry in women’s hockey - maybe all of sports.  So Team Canada’s 3-2 shootout loss to rival Team USA in the gold medal game is going to hurt for the next four years.  Which is why Canadian defensemen Jocelyne Larocque removed her silver medal after Wednesday’s loss.  She could barely give a short statement after the loss, due to the disappointment...
5 reasons drafting QB would make sense for the Bengals

5 reasons drafting QB would make sense for the Bengals

Before we get started, let me say two things. First: I doubt the Bengals will draft Lamar Jackson even though I believe it could make them better in the long run.  Second: I am always a proponent of sitting a quarterback early in his career. Perhaps that makes the Bengals and Jackson a more natural fit in my eyes than someone else’s.  Admittedly, this is more a fun thought experiment...
Dayton at Rhode Island: What you need to know about Friday’s game

Dayton at Rhode Island: What you need to know about Friday’s game

Who: Dayton (13-14, 7-8) at No. 18 Rhode Island (22-4, 14-1) When: 7 p.m., Tuesday Where: Ryan Center, Kingston, R.I. TV/Radio: ESPN2; AM 1290, News 95.7 WHIO » SAINT LOUIS GAME: Photos | Notes: Landers makes key play | Kostas steps up Probable Dayton starters Josh Cunningham, 6-7, R-Jr., F, 16.1 Darrell Davis, 6-5, Sr., G, 15.9 Trey Landers, 6-5, So., G, 10.6 Jalen Crutcher, 6-1, Fr., G, 9...
Rose Bowl loss still haunts Baker Mayfield, ‘We should have won’

Rose Bowl loss still haunts Baker Mayfield, ‘We should have won’

It’s been nearly two months since Baker Mayfield walked off the field at the Rose Bowl, wearing an Oklahoma uniform for the final time. And the sting of an overtime loss to Georgia in the “granddaddy of them all’ hasn’t let up that much for the 2017 Heisman Trophy winner. Mayfield, in a recent Q&A with Oklahoma Football, maintained that...
Former LSU LB Arden Key needs to make some noise at NFL combine this week

Former LSU LB Arden Key needs to make some noise at NFL combine this week

Arden Key has nowhere to hide this week. The former LSU outside linebacker will be under 32 different microscopes at the NFL combine in Indianapolis. There, the questions that have followed him for an entire year will finally be answered. “He’s the most intriguing prospect probably since Tyrann Mathieu,” said Louisiana-based draft guru Mike Detillier. “LSU hasn&rsquo...
Notre Dame signee Joe Wilkins Jr. brings remarkable story to South Bend

Notre Dame signee Joe Wilkins Jr. brings remarkable story to South Bend

Just over a month after signing to play football at Notre Dame, Joe Wilkins, Jr. sat in one chair at a tattoo parlor with his mother, Kristy Woodley, at another getting “I am because you are” emblazoned across their rib cage. It was 5:30 in the evening on Jan. 22, exactly 18 years to the minute after Wilkins was born. Those matching tattoos were meant to symbolize...
Chris Beard on Kansas: ‘Their strength coach must be a magician’

Chris Beard on Kansas: ‘Their strength coach must be a magician’

Texas Tech men’s basketball suffered its first home loss of the 2017-18 season on Saturday as No. 8 Kansas clinched at least a share of its 14th straight Big 12 regular season title. The No. 6 Red Raiders were able to hang close with the Jayhawks for the majority of the contest, but Kansas emerged victorious with a 74-72 triumph. Following the game, Texas Tech coach Chris...
Spring practice will mark beginning of Arkansas’ starting quarterback race

Spring practice will mark beginning of Arkansas’ starting quarterback race

Arkansas football is set to begin its first spring workouts this week under coach Chad Morris. The Razorbacks are scheduled to practice 14 times between March 1 and April 9, though another date could be added, with the NCAA allowing up to 15 practices. The spring game will be played April 7 at War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock. During the spring, no position...
Big Ten Tournament 2018: Bracket, schedule, seeds

Big Ten Tournament 2018: Bracket, schedule, seeds

Big Ten Tournament 2018 starts on Wednesday, February 28. Find the bracket, schedule and seeds below as they get updated and finalized. All 14 Big Ten teams make the conference tournament, which goes until Sunday, March 4. All games will be played at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The top four teams receive a double-bye into the quarterfinals. Click here for a high-resolution...
WATCH: Florida fans throw money at Auburn players, chant ‘F-B-I’

WATCH: Florida fans throw money at Auburn players, chant ‘F-B-I’

A word of warning, Auburn fans: Even if the Tigers do the expected and win the SEC regular-season title, you’re not going to stop hearing about the program’s alleged involvement in the FBI scandal rocking college basketball anytime soon. Don’t believe that? Well, the fans at the University of Florida had a nice reminder for the Tigers as they left the floor...
Big Ten Tournament 2018 tiebreaker rules, scenarios entering Sunday

Big Ten Tournament 2018 tiebreaker rules, scenarios entering Sunday

The 2018 Big Ten Tournament in New York City begins Wednesday and continues through Sunday at Madison Square Garden. The tournament’s seeds will be set after Big Ten regular-season play concludes on Sunday, Feb. 25. Seeding scenarios for the tournament can get complicated, so here’s a breakdown of where each team stands. Here’s where each team could go ( h/t...
CBS Sports projects Texas for ‘First Four’ of NCAA Tournament after win over Oklahoma State

CBS Sports projects Texas for ‘First Four’ of NCAA Tournament after win over Oklahoma State

Texas men’s basketball escaped on Saturday with a thrilling 65-64 home win over Oklahoma State — keeping the Longhorns’ NCAA Tournament hopes alive entering the final week of the regular season. Both Texas and Oklahoma State entered the game with identical records — a default elimination game for all practical purposes. With the Longhorns emerging victorious...
TCU projected to open NCAA Tournament in Dallas as No. 6 seed in CBS Sports’ latest bracketology

TCU projected to open NCAA Tournament in Dallas as No. 6 seed in CBS Sports’ latest bracketology

TCU men’s basketball just about punched its ticket to its first NCAA Tournament appearance in 20 years on Saturday with an 82-72 win over Baylor on home court. And Jamie Dixon and the Horned Frogs could be playing in friendly territory to begin the 2018 edition of March Madness. CBS Sports’ Jerry Palm had TCU as a No. 6 seed in the East as of Sunday — projected to face...
Son of former Jacksonville Jaguars star leaves Florida State

Son of former Jacksonville Jaguars star leaves Florida State

Prior to Sunday, Andrew Boselli, the son of former Jacksonville Jaguars Pro Bowl left tackle Tony Boselli, was a center for the Florida State football program. The upcoming redshirt sophomore played in two games before redshirting in 2016 and then didn’t see the field at all in 2017. Now, according to a report from Wayne E. McGahee III of the Tallahassee...
Big Ten Women’s Basketball Tournament 2018: Bracket, schedule, seeds

Big Ten Women’s Basketball Tournament 2018: Bracket, schedule, seeds

The 2018 Big Ten Women’s Basketball Tournament starts Wednesday, Feb. 28. Find a bracket, schedule and seeds below as they get finalized. All 14 teams qualify for the conference tournament. The championship is set for Sunday, March 4. All games are in Indianapolis. Some mobile users click here. Wednesday, February 28 No. 12 vs. No. 13, 1:30 p.m. ET on BTN2Go No. 11...
Purdue-Minnesota basketball: Time, TV channel, watch online

Purdue-Minnesota basketball: Time, TV channel, watch online

Purdue basketball plays Minnesota on Sunday, February 25. The game starts at 4 p.m. ET. The Boilermakers are ranked No. 9 in the country in the latest AP Top 25 poll and the Golden Gophers are unranked. Find game time, watch online, radio and streaming information for the game below. The Boilermakers had a great start to the season, going 23-2 over their first 25 games. Following that...
Kentucky-Missouri analysis: ‘Right before your eyes,’ Cats are turning into an NCAA Tournament threat

Kentucky-Missouri analysis: ‘Right before your eyes,’ Cats are turning into an NCAA Tournament threat

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Obviously something changed. Kentucky went straight from a four-game losing streak that made us question whether these Wildcats would even make the NCAA Tournament into a three-game winning streak so impressive it has visions of Final Fours dancing again. Kentucky stomped on the gas in the final five minutes against Alabama a week ago, then ran away...
NFL mock draft 2018: First-round projections, top players, NFL draft order (02/25/2018)

NFL mock draft 2018: First-round projections, top players, NFL draft order (02/25/2018)

NFL mock drafts 2018 are updated with predictions. Check out projections, players and the first-round draft order below. Much of the narrative around the draft is focused at quarterback. Mock drafts from ESPN and CBS Sports both have quarterbacks filling up the top 10 this year. Here is a collection of 2018 NFL mock drafts, including Land of 10’s projection. Cleveland Browns &mdash...
Wisconsin-Michigan State basketball: Time, how to watch Sunday game (02/25/2018)

Wisconsin-Michigan State basketball: Time, how to watch Sunday game (02/25/2018)

Wisconsin basketball plays Michigan State in the regular-season finale on Sunday, Feb. 25. The game starts at noon CT. Wisconsin defeated Northwestern on Thursday to improve to 14-16 this season, including 7-10 in the Big Ten. Wisconsin and Michigan State play at noon CT on Sunday, Feb. 25. Time: Noon CT Date: Sunday, Feb. 25 Location: Kohl Center in Madison, Wis. Wisconsin and Michigan...
Nebraska-Penn State basketball: Time, TV channel, watch online (February 25, 2018)

Nebraska-Penn State basketball: Time, TV channel, watch online (February 25, 2018)

Nebraska (21-9, 12-5 Big Ten) and Penn State (19-11, 9-8 Big Ten) meet Sunday for the 17th time in series history. The Nittany Lions currently hold a 9-7 advantage over the Huskers in the all-time series. However, Nebraska is only trailing 6-7 against Penn State since joining the Big Ten. Prior to joining the Big Ten, Nebraska only faced the Nittany Lions three times. That...
Iowa-Northwestern basketball: Time, TV channel, how to watch online (February 25, 2018)

Iowa-Northwestern basketball: Time, TV channel, how to watch online (February 25, 2018)

IOWA CITY, Iowa — The Iowa and Northwestern men’s basketball teams finish disappointing regular seasons against one another at 6:30 p.m. CT Sunday at Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City. Iowa (12-18, 3-14 Big Ten) needs a win to stay out of last place in the Big Ten standings. A year after earning its first NCAA Tournament berth, Northwestern (15-15, 6-11) likewise...
Arkansas baseball vs. San Diego: Preview, TV, how to watch (February 25, 2018)

Arkansas baseball vs. San Diego: Preview, TV, how to watch (February 25, 2018)

The Arkansas baseball team closes out its four-game trip to southern California with a matinee against the University of San Diego on Sunday, February 25. Arkansas is 2-1 on the trip. The Diamond Hogs beat Arizona on Wednesday and San Diego State on Saturday. The latter game was the second as part of the Tony Gwynn Classic. Cal Poly won Friday’s game in the festival 4-3...
Oregon earns massive NCAA Tournament resume builder, upsets Arizona

Oregon earns massive NCAA Tournament resume builder, upsets Arizona

The Oregon Ducks still have life on the NCAA Tournament bubble following their 98-93 overtime upset of No. 14 Arizona. Playing on Senior Night against a program with multiple scandals swirling, Oregon survived a double-double from Deandre Ayton — 28 points and 18 rebounds — en route to the win. Elijah Brown was brilliant with 30 points, a game high. Oregon is now 19-10 overall...
Arkansas bats around in ninth inning, breaks tie, beats San Diego State

Arkansas bats around in ninth inning, breaks tie, beats San Diego State

The Arkansas baseball team is so loaded, it batted around in the ninth inning without even recording a single hit. That takes talent. Or a mistake-filled opponent. The Diamond Hogs scored three runs in the ninth inning to break a 2-2 tie and dispatch San Diego State, 5-2, on Saturday night. Arkansas’ ninth was just plain odd: four walks, one hit-by-pitch, one reached-on-error, one...
Kentucky basketball: Hamidou Diallo gets hug from John Calipari, ovation from teammates

Kentucky basketball: Hamidou Diallo gets hug from John Calipari, ovation from teammates

LEXINGTON, Ky. — John Calipari gave Hamidou Diallo a hug in front of the team after Kentucky’s 87-66 win against Missouri on Saturday night. Kevin Knox scored 21 points, Jarred Vanderbilt snatched 15 rebounds, but it was Diallo who was deserving of the embrace. “You know, it’s been hard,” Calipari said about his starting shooting...
Kentucky basketball: What John Calipari said after Wildcats’ win against Missouri

Kentucky basketball: What John Calipari said after Wildcats’ win against Missouri

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Kentucky basketball extended its win streak to three Saturday night at Rupp Arena with an 87-66 win against Missouri. Here’s everything Kentucky coach John Calipari said after the win. Q. With the stress of what was going on this week with Kevin Knox? JOHN CALIPARI: You know, I don’t think —...
Bill Walton: Arizona scandal is a ‘complete failure of the human spirit and soul’

Bill Walton: Arizona scandal is a ‘complete failure of the human spirit and soul’

Prior to tipoff of Arizona’s game at Oregon, Bill Walton gave his thoughts on the latest developments regarding Sean Miller and Deandre Ayton with regards to the FBI probe. Miller, the head coach for Arizona, didn’t coach the game after being implicated in a report from ESPN’s Mark Schlabach. In the report, Miller allegedly discussed a $100k payment for...
LSU baseball survives ejection, comes back from huge deficit to beat Texas 10-5

LSU baseball survives ejection, comes back from huge deficit to beat Texas 10-5

BATON ROUGE, La. — In a game filled with rocketed home runs, more defensive miscues than you can count, an ejection and a game-swinging comeback, the LSU baseball team found a way to win. LSU defeated Texas 10-5  on Saturday night, clinching a series victory over the Longhorns and improving to 4-2 on the season. The Tigers came back from a 5-0 deficit...
Missouri updates Michael Porter Jr.’s status after not playing vs Kentucky

Missouri updates Michael Porter Jr.’s status after not playing vs Kentucky

Missouri fans were hoping to see a taste of 5-star phenom Michael Porter Jr. on Saturday night against Kentucky, but it never happened. The No. 1 overall player for the class of 2017 hasn’t played since the season opener, but was cleared to practice this week after battling back from injury. However, he’s not quite in game shape yet. Mizzou coach Cuonzo Martin...
Oklahoma basketball: Sooners pull out of tailspin, return to form by beating Kansas State

Oklahoma basketball: Sooners pull out of tailspin, return to form by beating Kansas State

NORMAN, Okla. — There was something different in the air at Lloyd Noble Center on Saturday. The energy Oklahoma lacked for the better part of a month reappeared. It was the kind of verve that arrives when preparation and desperation mix. “I felt like our season was on the line,” Oklahoma guard Christian James said. The Sooners played like a team no longer willing to...
Instant analysis: No. 12 Auburn basketball falls short of SEC-clinching comeback win vs. Florida

Instant analysis: No. 12 Auburn basketball falls short of SEC-clinching comeback win vs. Florida

Auburn basketball tried to pull off a prototypical win Saturday night at Florida. The Tigers turned the ball over a lot early and struggled with their 3-point defense, but they rallied after halftime. The comeback attempt fell short, though, as Auburn led just briefly in a wild 72-66 loss at Florida. The win could’ve clinched at least a share of the SEC regular-season...
Kentucky basketball: Undaunted by Yahoo! report, Kevin Knox leads Cats vs. Missouri

Kentucky basketball: Undaunted by Yahoo! report, Kevin Knox leads Cats vs. Missouri

LEXINGTON, Ky. — If the Yahoo! Sports report and subsequent university review of his alleged contact with an unscrupulous agent were weighing heavy on Kentucky freshman Kevin Knox’s mind Saturday night, he hid it well. Knox scored a team-high 21 points in just 23 minutes against Missouri and led the Wildcats to their third consecutive impressive victory, 88-66...
Report: Tennessee to be without freshman All-American Trey Smith for spring practice

Report: Tennessee to be without freshman All-American Trey Smith for spring practice

As Tennessee goes through its first spring practice under new coach Jeremy Pruitt, it will reportedly do so without a major player on offense: lineman Trey Smith. According to Volquest.com, Smith is dealing with a health issue and will be sidelined during the spring. The report by Austin Price and Brent Hubbs cites sources saying he is expected to be back in time for...
Ed Warinner reveals in Twitter bio that he is Michigan’s new OL coach

Ed Warinner reveals in Twitter bio that he is Michigan’s new OL coach

On Friday, reports were coming out that Ed Warinner was expected to become Michigan football’s offensive line coach. One day later, his Twitter bio reads, “Offensive Line Coach, University of Michigan.” If that is indeed the case, then Warinner has broken news that the reports from Friday were true. Also on Friday, former Wolverines offensive coordinator...
Report: Arizona Board of Regents releases statement on Sean Miller

Report: Arizona Board of Regents releases statement on Sean Miller

The Arizona Board of Regents met today to discuss the future of Sean Miller. ESPN’s Mark Schlabach posted the board’s statement on Twitter: Arizona previously announced that Miller wouldn’t coach against Oregon tonight after being implicated in the FBI probe. According to a report by Schlabach, Miller discussed a $100k payment for Deandre Ayton’s commitment. The...
LOOK: LSU outfielder Beau Jordan flips off Texas pitcher, gets ejected

LOOK: LSU outfielder Beau Jordan flips off Texas pitcher, gets ejected

BATON ROUGE, La. — LSU senior outfielder Beau Jordan is probably going to be hearing from the SEC league office pretty soon. In the middle of a huge rally in the bottom of the fifth inning, Jordan singled up the middle on a hit-and-run off Texas starter Chase Shugart. On his way to first, Jordan gestured to flip off Shugart, resulting in his immediate ejection. Jordan’s single...
Bruce Weber thinks Trae Young isn’t the Big 12 Player of the Year

Bruce Weber thinks Trae Young isn’t the Big 12 Player of the Year

When asked if Trae Young is the Big 12 Player of the Year, Kansas State head coach Bruce Weber didn’t exactly answer in the affirmative. According to Cody Stavenhagen of the Tulsa World, Weber thinks that the player of the year award should go to the conference’s champion. The Sooners completed an 86-77 victory over Weber’s Wildcats. Young scored 27 points...
The 3-pointer: Alabama basketball ‘Not there yet’ after 76-73 loss to Arkansas

The 3-pointer: Alabama basketball ‘Not there yet’ after 76-73 loss to Arkansas

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Although the University of Alabama made 11 3-pointers, its postseason resume took another hit with Arkansas wrestling away a 76-73 victory at Coleman Coliseum on Saturday afternoon. It was the third straight loss for the Crimson Tide (17-12, 8-8 SEC), which has gone from hoping to secure a top-four seeding in the upcoming SEC Tournament in St. Louis...
Jevon Carter smashes national records in Mountaineers’ 85-70 victory over Iowa State

Jevon Carter smashes national records in Mountaineers’ 85-70 victory over Iowa State

According to a tweet from the official WVU basketball Twitter account, West Virginia’s Jevon Carter has passed a huge milestone in his career. The senior is the first player in Power 5 history to record 1,500 points, 500 rebounds, 500 assists, and 300 steals over his whole career. That’s a very significant number to hit, and there are dozens of incredible players...
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