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Luke Kennard left out of Detroit Pistons’ opening win

As far as life in the NBA, there is only one way to go for Luke Kennard.  The Franklin native did not play in the season-opener for the Detroit Pistons, who took the former Duke Blue Devil with a lottery pick last summer.  Why Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy did not chose to give Kennard his first NBA minutes as Detroit beat Charlotte on Wednesday night was not entirely clear, though one Hornets...
Emerging technology: football teams benefit from on-field replays

Emerging technology: football teams benefit from on-field replays

There’s been a significant change in how high school football coaches adjust to an opponent. For many teams, gone are the days when a sharp-eyed assistant from a booth in the press box relays instructions to other coaches who are anchored on the sideline. Now, sideline video replays on a wide-screen television are favored. That’s why it’s not uncommon to see offenses and defenses...
A.J. Green on Steelers’ Mitchell: He’s not a dirty player

A.J. Green on Steelers’ Mitchell: He’s not a dirty player

You can count Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green among those coming to the defense of Pittsburgh Steelers safety Mike Mitchell following another controversial hit. “I don’t feel he’s a dirty player, man,” Green said. “He just plays with a lot of emotions.” Mitchell and Pittsburgh head coach Mike Tomlin spent time earlier this week defending the safety&rsquo...
Ohio State’s Knox makes most of first starting chance

Ohio State’s Knox makes most of first starting chance

Eleven years after his brother Elgrace Wilborn played his final college basketball game, Demetrius Knox is getting his chance with the Ohio State Buckeyes and — judging by his performance in his first start Saturday at Nebraska — making the most of it. Watching the Springfield South graduate Wilborn do his thing years ago in two seasons at the University of Tennessee and two seasons...
Bengals first-round pick still limited, unlikely to play vs. Steelers

Bengals first-round pick still limited, unlikely to play vs. Steelers

Cincinnati Bengals rookie first-round pick John Ross was limited for the third consecutive practice Thursday, making it unlikely he will play Sunday at Pittsburgh. Ross has been battling a knee injury since the preseason finale at Indianapolis and has only played five snaps this season, all of which came in the Week 2 loss to Houston. ›› Bengals-Steelers not just another game, no matter...
High School Football: West Liberty-Salem, West Jefferson to face off in marquee matchup

High School Football: West Liberty-Salem, West Jefferson to face off in marquee matchup

West Liberty-Salem coach Dan McGill doesn’t stay up at night trying to figure out the various scenarios that could play out in the Division VI, Region 24. He prefers a wait-and-see approach. “There’s nothing we can really do other than take care of the opponent in front of us,” McGill said. “If we do what we need to win this week we’ve put ourselves in good position...
Hartsock: Will Flyers’ Antetokounmpo be ready for opener?

Hartsock: Will Flyers’ Antetokounmpo be ready for opener?

Dayton Flyer fans are hoping the highly anticipated debut of Kostas Antetokounmpo is imminent as the start of the season approaches. The redshirt freshman has still not been cleared for contact drills in practice as he continues to bounce back from an offseason knee injury. He suffered the injury while training in Greece over the summer for his native country’s U-20 national team. “I feel...
In rural Ohio, rivals take a knee -- for an after-game prayer

In rural Ohio, rivals take a knee -- for an after-game prayer

Before the Friday night lights dimmed last week on the latest installation of their fabled football rivalry, the St. Marys Memorial Roughriders invited the Celina Bulldogs to take a knee — for an after-game prayer. For more than a year, the Roughriders have invited every opponent to join them after the game in prayer. Each team, including the Trotwood-Madison Rams, who beat St. Marys in the...
Prep football: Cox Media’s Week 9 coverage schedule

Prep football: Cox Media’s Week 9 coverage schedule

Week 9 of high school football is upon us, and Cox Media Group Ohio will be all over Southwest Ohio covering games Thursday and Friday. Here’s our coverage schedule and where you can follow along for live updates on Twitter (photos and videos will be coming for selected games as well): Eaton at Carlisle, 7:06 p.m., Rick Cassano @RickCassano Edgewood at Little Miami, 7 p.m., Rick Cassano @RickCassano...
College basketball legend, Springfield resident Newt Oliver dies at 93

College basketball legend, Springfield resident Newt Oliver dies at 93

Newt Oliver, a member of the Ohio Basketball Hall of Fame, a former Northwestern High School athletic director and a longtime resident of Springfield, died Sunday at 93 at Ohio State University Hospital after a brief illness. “He was a great guy,” said German Township Trustee Charlie Metzger, a 1960 graduate of Northwestern. “He was a great asset to this community. He did a...
Sports Today: To rival or not to rival? That is the question for Bengals-Steelers

Sports Today: To rival or not to rival? That is the question for Bengals-Steelers

Rivalry, what rivalry?   That was the general reaction of the two most visible Cincinnati Bengals to speak to reporters Tuesday.   Andy Dalton kicked it off, and Marvin Lewis took it to the house during their press conferences that bookended the weekly open locker room session.   In between, there was some evidence to support each side.  Chris Smith, a first-year...
Wittenberg’s freshman class contributes to 6-0 start

Wittenberg’s freshman class contributes to 6-0 start

Wittenberg football’s 2017 freshman class numbered 89 in June when coach Joe Fincham released the list of recruits. There are 65 on the roster now. That’s normal attrition in Division III football. The 2014 class had 85 freshman. Of those players, 21 stuck around for four seasons, and they make up the senior class for a team that’s 6-0, tied for first place with DePauw...

HS Results 10/18: ‘Boro, Oakwood highlight final tennis poll

Springboro and Oakwood were tabbed as the top area teams in the final MVTCA girls tennis rankings released on Wednesday. ‘Boro led Division I with Centerville and Bellbrook finishing tied for second. Oakwood headlined D-II, followed by Chaminade Julienne and Miami Valley. Girls Volleyball Northmont 3, Sidney 2: Taking the final set 15-12, Northmont rallied from a 2-1 deficit to win its sectional...
Playoff points up for grabs as Wayne gets set to host Springfield

Playoff points up for grabs as Wayne gets set to host Springfield

One of the marquee games in Week 9 of high school football in the Miami Valley pits Wayne against Springfield on Friday night in Huber Heights.  Both teams are 6-2 on the season, and both would be in the playoffs in Division I, Region 3, if they started today.  Coach Jay Minton’s Warriors are fourth in the region with a chance to pick up a huge allotment of computer points if they...
Bengals-Steelers not just another game, no matter what they say

Bengals-Steelers not just another game, no matter what they say

It’s Pittsburgh week in Cincinnati, and you know what that means: Same old, same old. That’s the message many of the Bengals players and coaches are trying to convey this week, even though it flies in the face of reality as they prepare to face a Steelers team that sits 1.5 games in front of them in the AFC North and has dominated the series with seven wins in the last eight games, including...
Week 9 high school football power rankings

Week 9 high school football power rankings

Here’s who we consider the top high school football area teams. All games on Friday unless otherwise noted. 1. Centerville (7-1): lost 21-14 at Northmont; hosts Fairmont (6-2). 2. Wayne (6-2): d. Fairmont 35-28; hosts Springfield (6-2). 3. Northmont (6-2): d. Centerville 21-14; at Springboro (4-4). 4. Fairmont (6-2): lost 35-28 to Wayne; hosts Centerville (7-1). 5. Springfield (6-2): d. Beavercreek...
5 things Steelers coach Mike Tomlin had to say about the Bengals

5 things Steelers coach Mike Tomlin had to say about the Bengals

After a week off, the Cincinnati Bengals play the Steelers on Sunday in Pittsburgh.  Here are five things Steelers coach Mike Tomlin had to say on a conference call with reporters in the Queen City:  “It’s really not necessary. We’re hunting the same things. They know that,” Tomlin said.  The Bengals have lost their last three against the Steelers and the last...
Bengals’ defense tops NFL in fewest explosive plays allowed

Bengals’ defense tops NFL in fewest explosive plays allowed

The Bengals have allowed the fewest big plays in the NFL. Cincinnati has given up the fewest runs of 11-plus yards and passes of 15-plus yards, according to ESPN data. <div></div><br><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">These Defenses allow the fewest and most Explosive Plays against them this season!<a href="https...
MLB expansion: What new divisions should look like if baseball makes changes

MLB expansion: What new divisions should look like if baseball makes changes

As another dramatic MLB postseason plays out on the fields in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago and Houston, some people may be working behind the scenes on dramatic changes to the MLB regular season.  That’s the story from Baseball America this week.  Intentionally or not, this proposal implies the National and American Leagues as we know them would cease to exist.  If they did...
Two injured Bengals defensive backs return to practice

Two injured Bengals defensive backs return to practice

Cincinnati Bengals starting cornerback Adam Jones and backup safety Derron Smith returned to practice Wednesday as the team prepares to face NFL leading receiver Antonio Brown and the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday. Jones left the Oct. 8 game against Buffalo with a back injury twice in the first half and did not return after coming out of the the second time. He did not practice Monday. ›&rsaquo...
Hartsock and Pendleton, Week 9 football on Facebook Live

Hartsock and Pendleton, Week 9 football on Facebook Live

The boys are back, talking high school football. Follow Mike Hartsock, Sports Director for WHIO News Center 7, and Cox Media Group Ohio (Dayton Daily News) staff sports writer Marc Pendleton, on Facebook Live at 8 p.m. Wednesday. We’ll address Week 8 results and Week 9 games. Join us and post your questions at Mike’s Facebook page.
How to watch: College football games this week with TV times, network, online Week 8

How to watch: College football games this week with TV times, network, online Week 8

Here are the TV times and networks and streaming opportunities for all FBS games Thursday, Friday and Saturday on the eighth full weekend of the season. All times are EDT.  Noon, Louisville at Florida State, ESPN 12:20pm, Pitt at Duke, ACC/Raycom 12:30pm, Boston College at Virginia, FSSO 3:30pm, North Carolina at Virginia Tech, ESPN2 3:30pm, Syracuse at Miami, ESPN 7:30pm, Wake Forest at Georgia...
Eifert returns from back surgery, will rehab in Cincinnati

Eifert returns from back surgery, will rehab in Cincinnati

Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis confirmed that tight end Tyler Eifert has had season-ending back surgery in California last week and will do his rehab in Cincinnati. “We tried to stave this off as long as we could and tried to allow him the opportunity to come back and feel better and get right and confer with different people, and it just didn’t work out that way,” Lewis...
Wright State to face coach’s son in basketball exhibition

Wright State to face coach’s son in basketball exhibition

Wright State basketball coach Scott Nagy knows he can count on his wife’s support at games this season, of course, but he’s not expecting her to be in his corner when his team hosts Wayne State in an exhibition in two weeks. That’s because son Tyler is a senior guard for the Division II school from Nebraska. And if Jamie Nagy is forced to choose between pulling for her husband or...
Dayton Flyers Top 10: Best freshman seasons

Dayton Flyers Top 10: Best freshman seasons

The Dayton Flyers will lean on freshmen throughout the 2017-18 season, more so than they have in recent seasons. With 10 scholarship players, they have to. They need production from redshirt freshman Kostas Antetokounmpo and true freshmen Jordan Davis, Jordan Pierce, Jalen Crutcher and Matej Svoboda. Dayton hasn’t had a freshman average more than 10 points per game in the last nine seasons....
5 of basketball’s most gruesome injuries (if you can stand to watch)

5 of basketball’s most gruesome injuries (if you can stand to watch)

Boston Celtics star Gordon Hayward suffered a gruesome ankle injury on the NBA’s opening night. Less than six minutes into the game, the guard jump toward the basket for an alley-oop that went tragically wrong. Hayward’s foot landed at a 90 degree angle from his leg. Players and fans in the stands turned away in angst. TV cameras recorded the action, before he was taken off the floor in...
Gordon Hayward diagnosed with ankle fracture in Celtics opener

Gordon Hayward diagnosed with ankle fracture in Celtics opener

The Boston Celtics opened the NBA season Tuesday night against the Cleveland Cavaliers, and in his first game with the Celtics, small forward Gordon Hayward suffered a gruesome ankle injury. The broadcast noted Hayward suffered a fractured tibia and dislocated ankle. Hayward was cutting along the baseline when he jumped for an alley-oop and fell to the floor with his leg bent underneath...

HS Results 10/17: Alter boys soccer top Dunbar in SW sectionals

The GCL North champions Alter came out strong Tuesday night, besting Dunbar 13-1. Ty Borton and Aidan Petrello led the team offensively with four points each. Borton had two goals and two assist, while Petrello tallied one goal and three assists. Sean Koeller also had a notable night, earning one goal and one assist, while Kofi Darkwa netted two goals. Nick Schmidt, Dominic Ruffolo, David Switala...
NFL commission says players will not be forced to stand for anthem

NFL commission says players will not be forced to stand for anthem

The NFL won’t force players to stand for the National Anthem, it announced Tuesday, but will find ways to help players get positive results with their political activism.  “We spent today talking about the issues that our players are trying to bring attention to,” NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said to reporters following the league’s Fall meeting. “Issues in...
Colin Kaepernick not invited to annual owners and NFLPA meeting

Colin Kaepernick not invited to annual owners and NFLPA meeting

NFL owners and the NFL Players Association met in New York Tuesday for a regularly scheduled meeting with the topic of the national anthem protests in mind. Knowing this, many players were expecting one important free agent to be invited in Colin Kaepernick considering he was the person who got it all started. However, it was made clear that he was not invited, according to his attorney. That...
Cooke to begin season on Pelicans roster

Cooke to begin season on Pelicans roster

Former Dayton Flyers guard Charles Cooke will start the NBA season on the roster of the New Orleans Pelicans, who play at Memphis in their first game Wednesday. Cooke signed a two-way contract in the summer. That means he can spend up to 45 days with the Pelicans during the regular season. The days he spends with the Pelicans in the first week of the season will not count against that total. This...
High School Football: Is your team in playoff position with two weeks left in regular season?

High School Football: Is your team in playoff position with two weeks left in regular season?

Below is this week’s high school football computer rankings from the Ohio High School Athletic Association. The top eight schools from each region in the final report Oct. 29 will qualify for the playoffs. Region 1 - 1. Cle. St. Ignatius (7-1) 27.2797, 2. Lakewood St. Edward (8-0) 26.5528, 3. Mentor (7-1) 23.4, 4. Canton McKinley (8-0) 22.4027, 5. Euclid (7-1) 20.9875, 6. Stow-Munroe Falls (7-1)...
Trotwood, Valley View, Marion Local secure football playoff spots

Trotwood, Valley View, Marion Local secure football playoff spots

Trotwood-Madison, Valley View and Marion Local have undefeated high school football seasons going, and all three have trumped that special status. With two regular-season games remaining, those high-end teams have secured playoff spots, which became official following Tuesday’s release of the weekly Ohio High School Athletic Association computer rankings. There are seven divisions, each comprised...
Alter enters volleyball postseason with momentum

Alter enters volleyball postseason with momentum

The Alter girls volleyball team has already won more matches than last year’s Division II regional semifinalist team. The Knights (14-3) won the always competitive Greater Catholic League North division title for the first time since 2014 and claimed the No. 2 spot in the final D-II state rankings. But Alter was still looking for a boost of confidence heading into the sectional. Coach Tina Jasinowski...
New Greenon volleyball coach achieves desired results

New Greenon volleyball coach achieves desired results

John Herzer had some lofty standards when interviewing for the Greenon High School volleyball job. He had previously coached at Wayne High School, where he was named GWOC coach of the year in his final season. Herzer, who works as a Dayton firefighter-paramedic, took a year off, and then the Knights job opened up. The position struck his curiosity, and he interviewed, although he didn’t have...
Grant reconnects with coaching friends at A-10 media day

Grant reconnects with coaching friends at A-10 media day

Dayton Flyers coach Anthony Grant made his first appearance at Atlantic 10 Media Day on Tuesday, though he was hardly a newcomer — not to many of the 13 other coaches who joined him at the Capital One Center. Grant coached with new Massachusetts coach Matt McCall at Florida. Rhode Island coach Dan Hurley said he has known Grant for 30 years, going all the way back to the early days of Grant&rsquo...
Hillary Clinton defends NFL players kneeling for the national anthem

Hillary Clinton defends NFL players kneeling for the national anthem

While on tour promoting her book “What Happened,” Hillary Clinton defended NFL players who kneel during the national anthem, arguing that they’re neither protesting the anthem nor the flag and calling their display “reverent.” >> Read more trending news  “That’s what black athletes kneeling was all about,” she said in response...
Bengals Weekend Forecast: First glance at the Steelers

Bengals Weekend Forecast: First glance at the Steelers

The Pittsburgh Steelers own one of the NFL’s ugliest losses and most impressive victories, and both have come in the last two weeks. After dropping a 30-9 decision at home to Jacksonville in which quarterback Ben Roethlisberger threw a pick-6 on back-to-back passes as part of a five-interception day, the Steelers rolled into Kansas City and upset the undefeated Chiefs on Sunday. If you&rsquo...
Dayton to hold secret scrimmage Oct. 28

Dayton to hold secret scrimmage Oct. 28

The Dayton Flyers will hold a secret scrimmage against Northern Kentucky University on Oct. 28, according to a source. The site of the game has not been determined. NCAA rules allow Division I teams to scrimmage once in the preseason, but they aren’t allowed to announce the scrimmage or publicize it. Dayton’s lone public exhibition game will be Nov. 4 against Ohio Dominican at UD Arena...
National anthem protests: Jaguars apologize for 'not comprehending effect' of demonstration

National anthem protests: Jaguars apologize for 'not comprehending effect' of demonstration

The president of the Jacksonville Jaguars sent a letter this month to city officials, apologizing for the team’s kneeling during the national anthem during their Sept. 24 game in London.  The letter, dated Oct. 6, said the team was "remiss in not fully comprehending the effect of the national anthem demonstration on foreign soil has on the men and women who continue to serve our country...
Sports Today: Buy or sell a fifth-place finish for the Dayton Flyers?

Sports Today: Buy or sell a fifth-place finish for the Dayton Flyers?

Today is media day in the Atlantic 10, and the Dayton Flyers have been picked to finish fifth in the league’s men’s basketball standings.  Rhode Island is the preseason favorite as the Rams return two of their top three scorers from last season, when they won 25 games.  As far as expectations go, fifth might be a pretty good place for Anthony Grant’s first team to...
Rhode Island favorite in A-10 preseason poll

Rhode Island favorite in A-10 preseason poll

Atlantic 10 coaches and select media members picked the Dayton Flyers to finish fifth in the preseason poll released Tuesday at Media Day at the Capital One Center, site of the A-10 tournament in March. Rhode Island is the preseason favorite. The Rams, who tied for third last season and won the A-10 tournament, have never won the regular-season championship. They were 25-10 overall last season and...
Columbus Crew could leave Ohio for Texas

Columbus Crew could leave Ohio for Texas

If you woke up this morning wondering why Columbus Crew is trending on Twitter, here’s your answer: Sports Illustrated reported late Monday night the team might be moving to Austin, Texas, after next season.  Team owner Anthony Precourt released a statement Tuesday morning claiming “the current course is not sustainable” for the team to remain in Columbus, where it began...
Dayton fans predict Atlantic 10 standings

Dayton fans predict Atlantic 10 standings

Fans of the Dayton Flyers still like their teams chances in the Atlantic 10. I asked fans on Sunday to predict the standings in advance of the preseason poll, which will be released on Tuesday at A-10 Media Day in Washington, D.C. Rhode Island is the expected favorite. I picked St. Bonaventure in my own preseason prediction. Eighty nine fans voted in my poll, and as you might expect, they picked the...
Florida man hires pilot to fly 'Boycott Jags, NFL' banner over stadium amid anthem protests

Florida man hires pilot to fly 'Boycott Jags, NFL' banner over stadium amid anthem protests

A man from Green Cove Springs, Florida, took his issues with the Jacksonville Jaguars and the NFL to the sky Sunday. At 1,000 feet, you could read the statement on the plane-towed banner saying, “Be American. Boycott the Jags and the NFL.” Terry Smiley had the message printed on a banner that was flown above EverBank Field before the Jacksonville Jaguars' game against the Los Angeles...
UPDATE: Columbus Crew SC owner explains interest in moving to Austin

UPDATE: Columbus Crew SC owner explains interest in moving to Austin

The Major League Soccer team in Columbus, Ohio, announced Tuesday morning it is exploring a move to Austin, along with continuing to pursue a new stadium in Columbus. “Despite our investments and efforts, the current course is not sustainable,” Anthony Precourt, chief executive officer of Precourt Sports Ventures and chairman of Columbus Crew SC, said in a statement Tuesday morning. &ldquo...
Nick Saban created ‘tension’ during practice which could mean trouble for Tennessee

Nick Saban created ‘tension’ during practice which could mean trouble for Tennessee

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — How Alabama’s players practice typically determines the mood Nick Saban is in, and the coach didn’t seem too happy at the start of his weekly radio show on Thursday. Saban had a smile on his face, but when asked if it had been a good week, Saban scoffed. “I’d rather not comment on it,” Saban said. “We got them straightened out...
Jake Butt won’t make his Denver Broncos debut until Week 8 at the earliest

Jake Butt won’t make his Denver Broncos debut until Week 8 at the earliest

The Denver Broncos took on a significant risk when they selected former Michigan tight end Jake Butt in the fifth-round of the 2017 NFL Draft. The decision could end up paying massive dividends for the Broncos in the weeks to come, however. Butt, a two-time college All-American and the 2016 John Mackey award (best college tight end) winner, was being touted as ...
Cowboys DT DeQuinton Osborne is having breakout year

Cowboys DT DeQuinton Osborne is having breakout year

Oklahoma State’s defense wouldn’t be the same without DeQuinton Osborne. The redshirt senior has 17 tackles, 3 sacks and a fumble recovery. He’s a run-stopper, pass-rusher and all-around terror on the defensive line. Mark Cooper of the Tulsa World profiled Osborne’s rise to excellence. The tackle’s success stems from a realization that he...
Oakland Raiders RB Marshawn Lynch got ejected against Chiefs

Oakland Raiders RB Marshawn Lynch got ejected against Chiefs

Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch’s Week 7 is over. The Kansas City Chiefs hit Raiders quarterback Derek Carr late, and it was obvious. The referees thought it was obvious because they flagged Chiefs cornerback Marcus Peters for it, and Carr’s teammates thought it was obvious because they went right after Peters. Lynch was on the sidelines when it happened...
Three Pac-12 coaches named to Dodd Trophy Midseason Watch List

Three Pac-12 coaches named to Dodd Trophy Midseason Watch List

The race for Pac-12 supremacy is heating up, and three of the conference’s leading coaches have popped up on the national radar. USC’s Clay Helton, Washington’s Chris Petersen and Washington State’s Mike Leach have each been named to the Dodd Trophy Watch List, released on Thursday. The trio are three of 20 coaches named to the list. Helton...
Arkansas coach Bret Bielema: QB Cole Kelley to start again, but needs more help

Arkansas coach Bret Bielema: QB Cole Kelley to start again, but needs more help

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Arkansas redshirt freshman quarterback Cole Kelley is likely to start Saturday against Auburn, coach Bret Bielema said Thursday night. Bielema had said earlier in the week, both Monday and Wednesday, there was a possibility Austin Allen could go. During the coach’s show Thursday night, however, Bielema suggested Kelley was going get the nod...
WATCH: MyBookie for SEC – Week 8

WATCH: MyBookie for SEC – Week 8

Want to win some football bets this weekend? Co-hosts Christopher Smith and Steve Petrella provide all the inside scoop on this weekend’s SEC games. The MyBookie for SEC show is the place to go for winners. The post WATCH: MyBookie for SEC – Week 8 appeared first on SEC Country.
LSU coach Ed Orgeron: Ole Miss a ‘must-win’ game — for generations of Tigers fans

LSU coach Ed Orgeron: Ole Miss a ‘must-win’ game — for generations of Tigers fans

BATON ROUGE, La. — Two days before his LSU squad heads to Oxford in search of its third straight win, LSU coach Ed Orgeron on Thursday said he considers the contest against Ole Miss to be a “must-win” game. “Throughout the week we’ve been talking about going to Oxford, Miss. Last time we were there that team was on fire. It will be a battle,&rdquo...
Denver Broncos are severely mishandling their running back rotation

Denver Broncos are severely mishandling their running back rotation

The Denver Broncos’ 2017 season is at a crossroads. They are currently 3-2 and are entering a brutal stretch of games over the next four weeks (at the Los Angeles Chargers, at the Kansas City Chiefs, at the Philadelphia Eagles, and a home game against the New England Patriots). How well the Broncos perform in those four games could very well dictate whether they miss...
Tennessee 5-star OL commit Cade Mays to take pair of visits to Clemson, thanks to friend and Tigers OLB pledge Mike Jones Jr.

Tennessee 5-star OL commit Cade Mays to take pair of visits to Clemson, thanks to friend and Tigers OLB pledge Mike Jones Jr.

The Clemson Tigers are set to get themselves not one, but two visits from one of the most coveted offensive line prospects in the country. According to TigerNet, five-star Knoxville (Tenn.) Catholic offensive lineman Cade Mays, a Tennessee commit since 2015, is set to stop by Clemson for their game against Georgia Tech on the 21st for an unofficial visit. He is then planning...
CBS Sports: TCU one of year’s biggest surprises

CBS Sports: TCU one of year’s biggest surprises

The TCU Horned Frogs began this year unranked and coming off a disappointing 6-7 season. After seven weeks, they’re in the driver’s seat in the Big 12 and are No. 4 in the AP Poll. That’s why the 6-0 Frogs are one of CBS Sports’ seven biggest surprises of the season. Ben Kercheval wrote about why TCU’s success has been so shocking. “The Horned Frogs...
Report: Packers QB Aaron Rodgers had surgery on broken collarbone on Thursday

Report: Packers QB Aaron Rodgers had surgery on broken collarbone on Thursday

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has begun the process of healing his broken collarbone on his throwing shoulder. On Thursday, Rodgers had surgery on the collarbone, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport’s source. Rodgers broke it in the first half of the Packers’ Week 6 loss to the Minnesota Vikings. Brett Hundley will start for the Packers...
Two SI writers pick Sooners for College Football Playoff

Two SI writers pick Sooners for College Football Playoff

Oklahoma may not be leading the Big 12, but the Sooners’ College Football Playoff hopes are still very much alive. In a panel of Sports Illustrated experts, two writers picked Oklahoma to make it to the Playoff. Scooby Axson and Eric Single both see a bright future for the Sooners. Single has Oklahoma in the final game of the year after winning a rematch with Ohio State. Oklahoma’s loss...
WATCH: Video interview with Florida QB commit Matt Corral

WATCH: Video interview with Florida QB commit Matt Corral

LONG BEACH, Calif. — Florida quarterback commit Matt Corral is two months away from signing early with the Gators and enrolling at UF. The Elite 11 finalist chose Florida over Georgia after attending Friday Nights in late July. He returned to Gainesville earlier this month for the UF-LSU game. In the video interview below, Corral talks recruiting, early enrollment and...
Ayo Dosunmu commits to Illinois basketball: Illini land top 2018 in-state player

Ayo Dosunmu commits to Illinois basketball: Illini land top 2018 in-state player

One of the best players in the 2018 recruiting class committed to Illinois on Thursday night. Ayo Dosunmu, the No. 27 overall recruit and No. 1 2018 player in Illinois according to the 247Sports composite rankings, committed to Illinois on Thursday night. Dosunmu is rated as a 4-star recruit, but the third-best shooting guard in his class. The Chicago native picked...
Report: LB NaVorro Bowman to start three days after signing with Raiders

Report: LB NaVorro Bowman to start three days after signing with Raiders

The Oakland Raiders signed NaVorro Bowman on Monday, and it appears that he will have to get to work right away. Because of injuries to Raiders linebackers Corey James and Marquel Lee, Bowman will likely start on Thursday Night Football against the Kansas City Chiefs, according to CBS Sports’ Tracy Wolfson. The San Francisco 49ers released Bowman on Oct. 13. He was...
Auburn RB Kamryn Pettway set for ‘a few more carries’ against Arkansas

Auburn RB Kamryn Pettway set for ‘a few more carries’ against Arkansas

AUBURN, Ala. — Auburn football hasn’t gotten much from Kamryn Pettway, the defending SEC rushing yards per game leader, since a Week 3 win over Mercer. On Thursday night, Auburn coach Gus Malzahn said the junior running back should be more involved in the offense against Arkansas this weekend. “I think he’s closer [to 100 percent],” Malzahn said...
Michigan State Madness: 2018 commits, 5-star junior among expected visitors

Michigan State Madness: 2018 commits, 5-star junior among expected visitors

On the banks of the Red Cedar, recruiting never stops. We’re here every step of the way to keep you informed with our  daily notebook. Recruiting questions? Comment below or direct them to  lucas.srodulski@coxinc.com, and we’ll do our best to get them answered. You won’t get to see Michigan State men’s basketball take...
Washington Huskies QB recruit Jacob Sirmon to enroll early for winter quarter

Washington Huskies QB recruit Jacob Sirmon to enroll early for winter quarter

Washington Huskies recruit Jacob Sirmon received his Under Armour All-American jersey Thursday in a ceremony at nearby Bothell High School. He also shared some news on his upcoming status for the Huskies at quarterback. Sirmon, a 6-foot-5 prospect, will enroll early for winter quarter and get a jump on preparations for the 2018 season, he told Dawgman.com’s Chris Fetters...
WATCH: Dixie Vodka SEC Preview Show – Week 8

WATCH: Dixie Vodka SEC Preview Show – Week 8

Preview this week’s biggest SEC games with our experts from SEC Country, Matt Stewart and Forrest Conoly. Who will win the SEC’s biggest game of the week? What upsets and surprises are looming? Join us every week for the Dixie Vodka SEC Preview Show. The post WATCH: Dixie Vodka SEC Preview Show – Week 8 appeared first on SEC...
What LSU coach Ed Orgeron said in his pre-Ole Miss press conference Thursday

What LSU coach Ed Orgeron said in his pre-Ole Miss press conference Thursday

BATON ROUGE, La. — LSU coach Ed Orgeron spoke to the media Thursday in advance of his Tigers’ game versus Ole Miss Saturday. Before his team leaves for Oxford, Miss., Orgeron briefed the media on why he thinks Saturday is a “must-win game,” plus updates on the health of his running backs and offensive line. SEC Country typed Orgeron’s quotes as he said them...
Patriots still without LB Elandon Roberts at Thursday practice

Patriots still without LB Elandon Roberts at Thursday practice

The New England Patriots Thursday injury report is the same as the one on Wednesday. Linebackers Elandon Roberts (ankle) and Harvey Langi (back), along with cornerbacks Stephon Gilmore (concussion/ankle) and Eric Rowe (groin)  did not participate in practice. Running back Rex Burkhead (ribs), offensive lineman Shaq Mason (shoulder) and wide receiver Chris Hogan (ribs)...
Former Texas Tech coach Mike Leach calls for ‘Pay Coach Leach’ rally in Lubbock

Former Texas Tech coach Mike Leach calls for ‘Pay Coach Leach’ rally in Lubbock

Former Texas Tech football head coach Mike Leach still won’t drop his claims of not being paid properly during his last year with the Red Raiders. Leach posted a graphic on Twitter Thursday, calling for Texas Tech fans to attend “rally for justice” outside of Jones AT&T Stadium in Lubbock at 10 a.m. on Oct. 21. Texas Tech is scheduled to host Iowa State...
Wisconsin recruiting: Where do Badgers go after Tyler Herro’s de-commitment, in-state prospect Derik LeCaptain draws interest

Wisconsin recruiting: Where do Badgers go after Tyler Herro’s de-commitment, in-state prospect Derik LeCaptain draws interest

Recruiting never stops in Badgers country, and we’re here to help put it all in perspective. Join us every Tuesday and Thursday night for a recap of Wisconsin recruiting news, insight on what’s happening behind the scenes and a glimpse at what’s coming next. Tyler Herro was a prized commitment in Wisconsin’s 2018 basketball class —...
Blaine Scott becomes second West Virginia Class of 2018 commit in two days

Blaine Scott becomes second West Virginia Class of 2018 commit in two days

It’s been a pretty good week on the recruiting trail for the West Virginia Mountaineers, and Blaine Scott just made it better. They secured 3-star athlete and defensive end TJ Banks on Wednesday. And on Thursday, Scott, a 3-star offensive guard, committed to Morgantown. Scott was originally committed to Ole Miss, but decommitted on July 30 in the wake of...
Former LSU coach Les Miles chronicles mad dash to catch plane on Twitter

Former LSU coach Les Miles chronicles mad dash to catch plane on Twitter

Les Miles Twitter account is already reaching the “national treasure” status. Thursday night, he kept his followers updated on his adventure trying to catch a plane. Wherever he was, he had to hurry to the airport. It’s clear Miles may have gotten too comfortable with all the police escorts to games as coach of the Tigers. Miles starts off with a concerned tone, he&rsquo...
Former Louisville star Teddy Bridgewater believes he will play in the NFL this season

Former Louisville star Teddy Bridgewater believes he will play in the NFL this season

Former Louisville star Teddy Bridgewater believes he will play in the NFL at some point this season, but he hasn’t circled a date on the schedule yet. Bridgewater returned to the practice field with the Minnesota Vikings after dislocating his left knee and tearing his ACL and other ligaments 14 months ago. The plan is to ease him into practice at first, with the hope...
Steelers T Marcus Gilbert, DE Stephon Tuitt, ILB Vince Williams DNP on Thursday

Steelers T Marcus Gilbert, DE Stephon Tuitt, ILB Vince Williams DNP on Thursday

The Pittsburgh Steelers were down three starters at practice on Thursday. Right tackle Marcus Gilbert, defensive end Stephon Tuitt and inside linebacker Vince Williams did not practice on Thursday. Neither of those three players practiced on Wednesday either. However, the Steelers did get two players back who did not practice on Wednesday. Guard Ramon Foster and center Maurkice Pouncey...
Virginia Tech’s Justin Fuente is ‘dream hire’ for Nebraska, says USA Today columnist

Virginia Tech’s Justin Fuente is ‘dream hire’ for Nebraska, says USA Today columnist

There’s a lot of speculation that Nebraska will be starting a search for a new football coach in the coming weeks or months. If the Huskers and new athletic director Bill Moos do indeed part ways with Mike Riley, one USA Today columnist has an idea about who Nebraska’s “dream hire” would be. Dan Wolken of USA Today wrote a column with coaching...
Kentucky football: Mark Stoops gives injury updates before Mississippi State game

Kentucky football: Mark Stoops gives injury updates before Mississippi State game

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Kentucky coach Mark Stoops met with reporters after practice Thursday and was asked about a few injury situations before the Wildcats travel to Mississippi State for a 4 p.m. ET bout with the Bulldogs on Saturday. Kentucky junior linebacker Jordan Jones will suit up for the Wildcats on Saturday for the first time since he injured his left shoulder in...
USC Trojans RB Stephen Carr out vs. Notre Dame but nearing return

USC Trojans RB Stephen Carr out vs. Notre Dame but nearing return

Once again, the USC Trojans will be without running back ttephen Carr. USC coach Clay Helton ruled Carr out for Saturday’s showdown against No. 13 Notre Dame but indicated that the 210-pound back is nearing a return. The dynamic true freshman has missed back-to-back games with a foot injury. This week, he made progress; he’s no longer in a walking boot, Joey Kaufman...
Michigan renames ice rink to honor former hockey coach Red Berenson

Michigan renames ice rink to honor former hockey coach Red Berenson

Michigan has found the perfect way to honor recently retired hockey coach Red Berenson. The Wolverines announced Thursday that they are renaming the ice rink at Yost Arena after Berenson, who coached the men’s hockey team for 33 seasons before retiring in April. “Red Berenson is a legend in the sport of ice hockey, a tremendous educator of young men...
Mike Gundy named to Dodd Trophy Midseason Watch List

Mike Gundy named to Dodd Trophy Midseason Watch List

Oklahoma State head coach Mike Gundy is in the running for a coveted honor after a 5-1 start for the No. 10 Cowboys in 2017. Gundy was one of 20 college football head coaches named to the Dodd Trophy Midseason Watch List on Thursday. The trophy is presented annually to the “coach of a team that enjoys success on the gridiron, while also stressing the importance of scholarship, leadership...
Florida needs to see what QB Malik Zaire can do for offense

Florida needs to see what QB Malik Zaire can do for offense

We are tackling the best question supplied by Florida fans each day. If you’d like to submit a question, tweet to Ryan Young  here . Look for our Florida Question of the Day every Monday through Friday. Go here ...
Arkansas forward Arlando Cook returns to practice, still suspended from games

Arkansas forward Arlando Cook returns to practice, still suspended from games

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Arkansas forward Arlando Cook has rejoined the team for practice, Razorbacks basketball coach Mike Anderson said Thursday. Cook had been suspended indefinitely after a September arrest. He was charged with first-degree assault, disorderly conduct and public intoxication after he allegedly was involved in a fight outside a Fayetteville nightlife spot...
How LSU can shut down star Ole Miss quarterback Shea Patterson

How LSU can shut down star Ole Miss quarterback Shea Patterson

BATON ROUGE, La. — Ole Miss’ Shea Patterson will be the most gifted and multi-talented quarterback the LSU defense goes up against this regular season. From his quick release to his deep ball accuracy to his ability to extend plays with his legs, it’s no wonder Patterson came to Ole Miss as the No. 1 quarterback recruit in the country. In his first full year...
Miami WR Darrell Langham once buried on depth chart, now making impact in games

Miami WR Darrell Langham once buried on depth chart, now making impact in games

No Miami fans expected much production from wide receiver Darrell Langham, who was buried on the team’s depth chart, now everyone expects him to make an impact in the game each week. When Mark Richt was hired as coach in 2016, Ron Dugans came along as receivers coach, and he saw opportunities for Langham to make a contribution on the field because of his exceptional (6&rsquo...
Patriots, Falcons rematch is Sunday, and there will be a Super Bowl memento for fans all weekend

Patriots, Falcons rematch is Sunday, and there will be a Super Bowl memento for fans all weekend

The Super Bowl rematch between the New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcons is on Sunday, and there will be a memento on display that will allow fans to reminisce on the game all weekend. Patriots owner Robert Kraft and Nike teamed up to make a pair of shoes out of some game balls from their comeback victory in Super Bowl LI. The shoes are a pair of Air Force 1’s made...
Bill Self staying modest amidst Big 12 title prediction for Kansas

Bill Self staying modest amidst Big 12 title prediction for Kansas

Kansas basketball has been picked to win the Big 12 title for the upcoming season, but Bill Self isn’t taking anything for granted. According to the Kansas City Star’s Jesse Newell, The Jayhawks’ longtime head coach believes the predictions are more perception-based than talent-based. “Hopefully we’ll play to what everybody thinks of us,&rdquo...
WATCH: MyBookie for Land of 10 – Week 8

WATCH: MyBookie for Land of 10 – Week 8

Want to win some football bets this weekend? Co-hosts Christopher Smith and Steve Petrella provide all the inside scoop on this weekend’s Big Ten games. The MyBookie for Land of 10 show is the place to go for winners. The post WATCH: MyBookie for Land of 10 – Week 8 appeared first on Land of 10.
Gary Patterson named to Dodd Trophy Midseason Watch List

Gary Patterson named to Dodd Trophy Midseason Watch List

The Dodd Trophy released its Midseason Watch List, and TCU’s Gary Patterson made the cut. The only other representative from the Big 12 is Oklahoma State’s Mike Gundy. Patterson is a stellar 155-54 at TCU, and is currently undefeated coming off a 6-7 season in 2016. He has the Horned Frogs playing with the best teams in the country, and firmly in the conversation for the College...
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