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Ex-wife of NBA star Lorenzen Wright arrested in connection to his murder

The ex-wife of former NBA player Lorenzen Wright was arrested and jailed in California on Friday night.  Sherra Wright-Robinson was arrested in her Riverside, California, home Friday. Jail records show she was booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center in Riverside at 9:28 p.m. PT. No charges are listed. Deborah Marion, Wright's mother, said authorities told her Wright-Robinson will...
Olympian Ryan Lochte grateful for fresh start

Olympian Ryan Lochte grateful for fresh start

Ryan Lochte’s son and fiancee are clearly the lights of his life, and a new photo of his bouncing baby boy is proving that. Lochte, 33, regularly gushes about his 6-month-old son Caiden Zane and his fiancee Kayla Rae Reid on his Instagram page. The highly decorated Olympic swimmer said he’s grateful for a fresh start after landing in hot water for his drunken behavior at the Rio Olympics...
Bengals High 5: Five questions with defensive back Tony McCrae

Bengals High 5: Five questions with defensive back Tony McCrae

The Cincinnati Bengals signed cornerback Tony McRae off the practice squad Saturday, then gave him his first career snaps on defense Sunday in a loss to the Chicago Bears. For the 24-year-old from North Carolina A&T, it’s been a long, winding road to get onto the field. »RELATED: Predicting Bengals-Vikings, all Week 15 games McRae originally signed with the Bengals last year as an undrafted...
Friday Basketball: Northmont beats Miamisburg; Trotwood wins big

Friday Basketball: Northmont beats Miamisburg; Trotwood wins big

Northmont rallied in the second half and pulled away in overtime for a 63-58 win against Miamisburg in boys basketball on Friday.  Dawson Walker led the way with 15 points, Danny Lewis tacked on 14 and Ryan Foy 12 for Northmont.  Duncan Hall had 17 points for Miamisburg.    Trotwood 100, Xenia 57: Amari Davis poured in 42 points, Myles Belyeu added 23 and Justin Stephens 11 to...

HS Scores 12/17: Trotwood scores 100, Butler moves to 5-0

Boys Basketball Friday’s Results Boys Basketball Belmont 62, Meadowdale 39: Harewood (B) 18; Leonard (M) 19. Bethel 66, Franklin Monroe 58 Butler 68, Troy 42: Justice (B) 17. Carlisle 57, Madison 49: Flor (C) 19; Whisman (M) 14. Carroll 48, Badin 41: Ramsey (C) 15. Catholic Central 80, Cedarville 55 Cincinnati Christian 61, New Miami 55 Dayton Christian 44, Troy Christian 36: Welker (DC) 16...
Mount Union caps perfect season with 13th national title

Mount Union caps perfect season with 13th national title

D’Angelo Fulford hit Justin Hill for a 42-yard touchdown pass early in the fourth quarter and Mount Union won its 13th Division III football national championship with a 12-0 victory over defending champion Mary Hardin-Baylor on Friday night. The Purple Raiders (15-0) limited Mary Hardin-Baylor to 144 yards. Mount Union led just 3-0 until Fulford found Hill just behind defensive backs Reginald...
Barrett: No setbacks with knee since Big Ten title game

Barrett: No setbacks with knee since Big Ten title game

Eight days before they leave for Texas and 14 days before they play in the Cotton Bowl, the Ohio State Buckeyes bid farewell to one part of the season. They met with members of the local media Friday at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center for the last time in Columbus before their final game. Among the players to speak after practice was J.T. Barrett, a veteran of these interviews. He sat at a circular...
Alter grad women’s basketball national player of the week

Alter grad women’s basketball national player of the week

Alter graduates Braxtin Miller and Libby Bazelak formed the most celebrated – and successful – girls high school basketball backcourt in area history. Now, they’re making their marks at the next level. Miller, a 6-foot guard at Oklahoma State University, was named the national freshman player of the week by the U.S. Basketball Writers Association. Recently inserted into the...
Recruiting: Early signing period coming to college football, ready or not

Recruiting: Early signing period coming to college football, ready or not

On Dec. 20, high school football seniors will be able to do something they never were allowed to before: Sign a letter of intent with the college of their choice before Christmas.  Their counterparts in basketball have had two signing periods — one in November, one in April — for years, but for at least as long as more than a few diehards have cared about recruiting, football players...
MLB: Former Red Zack Cozart has found his new team

MLB: Former Red Zack Cozart has found his new team

Whatever slim chance there was of the Cincinnati Reds re-signing Zack Cozart is gone.  The shortstop signed a three-year contract with the Los Angeles Angels on Friday.  According to multiple reports, the deal is worth $38 million for a player the Reds drafted in the second round out of Mississippi in 2007.  The 32-year-old All-Star is coming off his best offensive season, having hit...
Bengals eyeing a bounce back from another big loss

Bengals eyeing a bounce back from another big loss

The Cincinnati Bengals haven’t had many losses in Marvin Lewis’ 15 years like the 33-7 rout they suffered Sunday against the Chicago Bears. Even rarer have been back-to-back clunkers, which is what the Bengals will be trying to avoid Sunday in Minnesota. Since the Andy Dalton and A.J. Green era began in 2011, the Bengals have lost nine games by at least 15 points. Of the previous eight...
Bengals put Minter on IR, promote Bell

Bengals put Minter on IR, promote Bell

With all three starting linebackers injured and unavailable for Sunday’s game at Minnesota, the Cincinnati Bengals placed Kevin Minter on season-ending Injured Reserve and promoted linebacker Brandon Bell from the practice squad. Minter played through a hamstring injury Sunday in the 33-7 loss to Chicago after missing four games earlier this season with an elbow injury. ›› Predicting...
College football recruiting: Ohio State, Cincinnati and Miami class snapshots

College football recruiting: Ohio State, Cincinnati and Miami class snapshots

College football recruiting fans get what could amount to an early Christmas this year when the first early signing period for the sport begins Dec. 20.  As that day approaches, here is a look at where Ohio State, the University of Cincinnati and Miami University stand heading into the final weekend before prospects can sign and how that compares to recent history.  (Here are the local players...
Wright State’s Winchester looking like a budding star

Wright State’s Winchester looking like a budding star

Everett Winchester was churning inside when he was thrown into games at the beginning of the season. No matter what he did, the Wright State redshirt freshman couldn’t stop the chatter in his head. “Those first couple games were pretty hard for me because I was nervous and didn’t know what to expect,” he said. “It’s different being in there rather than sitting and...
Panthers' Thomas Davis donates $15K for high school state championship rings

Panthers' Thomas Davis donates $15K for high school state championship rings

Carolina Panthers defensive linebacker Thomas Davis has made a huge donation to help the Harding University High School football team get its players and coaches championship rings. Davis confirmed he donated $15,000 to the team in a tweet to WSOC-TV anchor John Paul. The football team finished its 14-1 season with a 30-22 win over Scotland County in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association...
Sports Today: Will the Bengals offense show up in Minnesota?

Sports Today: Will the Bengals offense show up in Minnesota?

The Cincinnati Bengals play the Minnesota Vikings this weekend.  They probably won’t win — “they” being the Bengals, of course.  The Vikings rank sixth in the NFL according to Football Outsiders with a top eight offense and defense.  The Bengals are No. 20 overall — 21st on offense and 19th on defense in rankings that are adjusted for strength of opponent...
PREVIEW: What you need to know about Dayton Flyers vs. Georgia State

PREVIEW: What you need to know about Dayton Flyers vs. Georgia State

Who: Georgia State (7-3) at Dayton (4-5) When: 7 p.m. Saturday Where: UD Arena TV/Radio: Spectrum Sports; AM 1290, News 95.7 WHIO Darrell Davis, 6-5, Sr., G, 17.7  Jalen Crutcher, 6-1, Fr., G, 6.2 Trey Landers, 6-5, So., G, 6.6 Josh Cunningham, 6-7, R-Jr., F, 15.4 Kostas Antetokounmpo, 6-10, R-Fr., F, 5.9 D’Marcus Simonds, 6-3, So., G, 20.9 Devin Mitchell, 6-4, Jr., G, 10...
Predicting Bengals-Vikings and all Week 15 games

Predicting Bengals-Vikings and all Week 15 games

Cincinnati Bengals beat writer Jay Morrison offers his predictions for Week 15 of NFL games. Chicago Bears (4-9) at Detroit Lions (7-6) The Lions don’t play in the AFC North. Pick: Lions 31, Bears 17 Los Angeles Chargers (7-6) at Kansas City Chiefs (7-6) The Chargers get a glimpse of what a real home-field advantage looks like. Pick: Chiefs 28, Chargers 24 ›› Dec. 17 in Bengals...
This week in Bengals history: Looking at Cincinnati’s seven games on Dec. 17

This week in Bengals history: Looking at Cincinnati’s seven games on Dec. 17

The Cincinnati Bengals have played seven times on Dec. 17, and are 5-2 in those contests. Here is a look at each of those games: The Bengals rallied from a 14-7 deficit with 10 fourth-quarter points, including Neil Rackers’ 22-yard field goal at the gun to win one of the coldest games in Cincinnati history with a game-time temperature of 9 degrees. Peter Warrick’s 82-yard punt return tied...

HS Scores 12/16: Valley View, Franklin girls win conference matchups

PREP RESULTS Girls Basketball Wednesday’s Results Badin 43, Edgewood 36, OT: Stephen (E) 11; Nusbaum (B) 16. Beavercreek 52, Lebanon 35: Williams (B) 15; Straw (L) 15. Bellbrook 48, Carroll 45: Hofacker, Hall (B) 11; Stefanek (C) 17. Bellefontaine 62, Urbana 26: Johnson, Lyons (U) 11. Butler 48, Troy 26 Centerville 71, Springfield 35: DeArmond (S) 8; Chable (C) 13. Fairborn 61, West Carrollton...

HS Results 12/14: Valley View girls edge out Oakwood

In a Thursday night SWBL matchup, the Valley View girls basketball team edged out Oakwood, besting their division foes 56-53. Abigail Dickinson led Valley View with 19 points, shooting for one 3-pointer. Lauren Legate tacked on 17 points, including an additional shot from the three point line. Lauren Hapgood shot four two from the foul line and four from the three point line for Oakwood, putting up...
Touted freshman makes instant impact for Springfield girls

Touted freshman makes instant impact for Springfield girls

Mickayla Perdue’s ultimate wish was finally granted and Springfield High School girls basketball hasn’t been the same since. Perdue is the Wildcats’ most anticipated incoming athlete since two-sport standout Danny Davis was a middle school phenom. Here’s why: • A highly touted, 5-foot-8 freshman guard, she put a school-record 40 points on Yellow Springs in the season opener...
Dayton Flyers Digest: What we learned from the latest round of interviews

Dayton Flyers Digest: What we learned from the latest round of interviews

The Dayton Flyers returned from a few days off practice to begin getting ready for a visit from Georgia State on Saturday night.  Here is a rundown of what they had to say during interviews with the local media:  After losing three of their last four games, the Flyers are concentrating on themselves and what they need to do to improve. Energy and effort and accountability on defense were...
Report: Reds SS Cozart getting high interest from Angels; talking to other teams

Report: Reds SS Cozart getting high interest from Angels; talking to other teams

The Cincinnati Reds made it clear after the 2017 season that retaining shortstop Zack Cozart was one of the team’s goals.  Ken Rosenthal reported on Twitter on Thursday that Cozart was in talks with several teams, with the Angels showing the most interest. It’s expected he’ll sign with one of those teams after remarks made by team management. General Manager Dick Williams made...
Former Bengals corner Newman still going strong at 39

Former Bengals corner Newman still going strong at 39

Mike Zimmer, their former defensive coordinator, will not be the only familiar face the Cincinnati Bengals will see Sunday in Minneapolis. Terence Newman is still going strong in his 15th season at the almost unheard age of 39 for a cornerback. “For him to be playing and playing pretty well, that says a lot about the type of guy he is, and how hard he works,” said Bengals quarterback Andy...
Mixon returns to Bengals practice

Mixon returns to Bengals practice

Cincinnati Bengals running back Joe Mixon practiced Thursday for the first time since suffering a concussion in the first half of the Dec. 4 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers. Mixon was listed as limited, as was backup Giovani Bernard for the second day in a row with a knee injury. ›› Bengals are double-digit underdogs for first time in nearly a decade Also returning to practice were cornerback...
Girls high school basketball power rankings

Girls high school basketball power rankings

Here’s who we consider the top girls high school basketball area teams. 1. Tecumseh (5-2): d. Jonathan Alder 82-46, d. Graham 94-21; hosts Bellefontaine on Sat., at Urbana on Wed. 2. Beavercreek (5-3): d. Wayne 47-33, d. Alter 53-14, d. Lebanon 52-35; at Centerville on Sat. 3. Wayne (3-2): lost 47-33 at Beavercreek, d. Wilmington 57-37; hosts Miamisburg on Sat., hosts Cin. Hughes on Mon. 4....
Williams could return for Flyers on Saturday

Williams could return for Flyers on Saturday

The Dayton Flyers need some positive news, and they may get some Saturday. Junior forward Xeyrius Williams could return to action after missing five games with a back injury. He was cleared for full contact practices earlier this week. “He’s been able to be in practice the last couple of days,” Dayton coach Anthony Grant said Thursday. “Barring any setbacks, we hope to have...
Boys high school basketball power rankings

Boys high school basketball power rankings

Here’s who we consider the top boys high school basketball area teams. 1. Springfield (3-0): d. Beavercreek 55-47, d. Miamisburg 55-50; hosts Centerville on Fri., hosts Fairborn on Tue. 2. Wayne (3-0): d. Fairmont 73-56, d. Beavercreek 71-64; vs. L’Anse Creuse North (Mich.) at Lima Sr. on Fri.; vs. TBA at Lima Sr. on Sat. 3. Centerville (2-1): d. Springboro 51-44, d. Fairmont 42-35; at...
Bengals are double-digit underdogs for first time in nearly a decade

Bengals are double-digit underdogs for first time in nearly a decade

A good indication of just how far things have fallen for the Cincinnati Bengals is this week’s point spread, which has the Minnesota Vikings favored by 10.5. The last time a Bengals opponent was favored by that much was Dec. 7, 2008, when Las Vegas set them as 13.5-point underdogs at Indianapolis. Follow Jay Morrison on Twitter This is just the seventh time in the Marvin Lewis era the Bengals...
Ring of Honor Wrestling ends its best year with Final Battle PPV

Ring of Honor Wrestling ends its best year with Final Battle PPV

B.J. Whitmer wrestled his first match for Ring of Honor in 2003 at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds, the same building he wrestled regularly as a local independent wrestler. Fourteen years later, he’s working commentary for the company and is part of the promotion’s creative team and office heading into one of its biggest shows ever - Final Battle 2017, scheduled for Friday at 9 p.m....
Reds trade their Rule 5 draft pick to the Royals

Reds trade their Rule 5 draft pick to the Royals

Brad Keller was drafted No.  5 overall in the Rule 5  draft by the Reds, then promptly traded by the Cincinnati Reds to the Kansas City Royals. Keller was a top prospect for the Arizona Diamondbacks, ranked by MLB.com as No. 12 in the whole organization, but he was left off the Diamondbacks 40 man roster last month.  Keller made 26 stars in Double-A, throwing 130 2/3 innings with a...
Sports Today: Reds keeping it interesting without even doing anything

Sports Today: Reds keeping it interesting without even doing anything

As the MLB Winter Meetings go on in Florida, lots of noteworthy stuff keeps coming from the Cincinnati Reds.  They may not make any moves, but there is plenty of intrigue for 2018 — especially if you’re as optimistic as Dick Williams seems to be.  I wrote about this yesterday but it bears repeating: The Reds general manager was remarkably forthcoming in an interview with MLB...
Girls basketball photo gallery: Springfield at Centerville

Girls basketball photo gallery: Springfield at Centerville

Centerville routed visiting Springfield 71-35 in a girls high school basketball game on Wednesday. The Elks improved to 4-3 overall and 1-2 in the GWOC National East. The Wildcats fell to 4-2 and 1-2. The following is a photo gallery featuring the Elks.
Dayton Flyers legend Donoher honored by USBWA with Dean Smith Award

Dayton Flyers legend Donoher honored by USBWA with Dean Smith Award

For a guy who loves to steer clear of the spotlight, Don Donoher couldn’t avoid it Wednesday night. More than 400 people came out to celebrate the Dayton Flyers Hall of Fame coach as he was honored by the U.S. Basketball Writers Association with the Dean Smith Award. “It’s a real tribute to not an individual but the university,” Donoher said. “We have a lot of players...
Centerville gets defensive, stalls Springfield revival

Centerville gets defensive, stalls Springfield revival

Resurgent Springfield came to Centerville on Wednesday night loaded with a great start to the girls high school basketball season and the area’s most celebrated freshman. That was enough to geek up the Elks. “The difference was we worked and fought and didn’t give up,” Centerville junior Alexis Hutchison said after a decisive 71-35 defeat of Springfield. It was the first GWOC...

HS Results 12/13: Webster beats buzzer for Fairmont

Makira Webster dropped in the game-winning three-point basket at the buzzer to lead Fairmont to a 52-50 win against Springboro in girls basketball action on Wednesday. Maddie Westbeld paced Fairmont with 15 points and Kierra Thornton tacked on 12. Kennedy Lewis hit a pair of foul shots to give Springboro the lead with 11 seconds to play. Lewis led ‘Boro with 15 points and Jordan Diehl added...

HS Scores 12/13: ‘Creek goes to 3-0 in GWOC play, Jefferson gets OT win

Boys Basketball Tuesday’s Results Bellbrook 67, Valley View 51: Crouch, Greene (B) 10. Brookville 47, Oakwood 46 Carroll 50, Urbana 46: Ramsey (C) 22; Underwood (U) 17. Centerville 42, Fairmont 35 Cin. Christian 55, St. Bernard 41 Fort Loramie, 49, Franklin Monroe 39: Braun (FL) 17; Cable (FM) 13. Franklin County 47, Ross 39: Nichols (FC) 12; Angel (R) 12. Goshen 63, Talawanda 49: Moore (G)...
Archdeacon: Wright State big man a true student-athlete

Archdeacon: Wright State big man a true student-athlete

As he sat in the Mills Morgan Center waiting for basketball practice to begin the other day, he was asked about the one glitch in his career. “I don’t like to think about it,” Parker Ernsthausen, Wright State’s 6-foot-11 center, said with a tiny shake of the head, then a slight smile. »WRIGHT STATE INSIDER: Golfer Sipe earns degree as he contemplates future Was he referring...
Cincinnati Reds GM dishes on Joey Votto, shortstop, when club will be buyers again and more

Cincinnati Reds GM dishes on Joey Votto, shortstop, when club will be buyers again and more

Cincinnati Reds general manager Dick Williams stopped by the set of MLB Network during the winter meetings in Florida this week and dropped all kinds of knowledge about the club’s present and future.  He only spoke for about five minutes but covered a wide range of topics, including:  Some have wondered if All-Star Zack Cozart might return to Cincinnati after testing the free...
Bengals sign former Falcons safety to practice squad

Bengals sign former Falcons safety to practice squad

The Cincinnati Bengals filled their vacancy on the practice squad Wednesday with the signing of safety Robenson Therezie. A third-year player from Auburn, Therezie signed with the Atlanta Falcons as a college free agent in 2015. He also spent some time with the New Orleans Saints in 2016 but was not been with a team during the 2017 regular season. ›› Bengals injury report continues to...
Bengals situation not looking good at linebacker

Bengals situation not looking good at linebacker

Starting linebackers Vontaze Burfict, Nick Vigil and Kevin Minter were among the seven players who missed practice Wednesday as the team began preparations for Sunday’s game at Minnesota. Vigil has missed the last two games with an ankle injury, while Burfict left the Pittsburgh game with a concussion and did not play against Chicago. ›› Vikings coach says Marvin Lewis should coach...
What Marvin Lewis had to say in Wednesday’s press conference

What Marvin Lewis had to say in Wednesday’s press conference

“Minnesota started the season 2-2 and then won eight games, until last week’s game. Over that time, the quarterback has really done a great job of taking care of the ball. He’s running the offense well, and they’re pretty balanced. (Vikings WR) Adam Thielen has had a very fine season, and when Diggs (Vikings WR Stefon Diggs) was out, he kind of picked up the slack. Rudolph...
Zimmer says Lewis should be Bengals coach as long as he wants

Zimmer says Lewis should be Bengals coach as long as he wants

Cincinnati Bengals coach Marvin Lewis and Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer will put their 35-year friendship on hold for three hours Sunday, but it was on full display Wednesday. It began with Zimmer, who was Lewis’ defensive coordinator in Cincinnati from 2008-13, throwing his support behind his former boss as the Bengals coach heads into what could be his final three games with the organization...
Wright State: Golfer Sipe earns degree as he contemplates future

Wright State: Golfer Sipe earns degree as he contemplates future

Austin Sipe had a productive four years as a Wright State golfer through last spring and pulled off an impressive achievement in winning the Ohio Amateur at Springfield Country Club last summer. But he went to college to earn a degree and didn’t want to leave Wright State without it. Though it took him an extra semester, Sipe completed his coursework as a communication major this week and will...
Cincinnati Bengals co-founder dies

Cincinnati Bengals co-founder dies

The Cincinnati Bengals announced Wednesday co-founder Peter D. Brown has died at the age of 74.  His brother, Mike, described him as “the quiet one” in a statement released by the team.  “His talents spoke volumes,” Mike Brown said. “Pete was more prone to action than talk, and his contributions to the Bengals were significant.”  Mike Brown, 82, is...
Sports Today: Here’s one way Bengals could get something out of the rest of 2017

Sports Today: Here’s one way Bengals could get something out of the rest of 2017

Cincinnati Bengals players were off Tuesday, but there was an intriguing move by the organization.  Jeff Driskel being cleared for practice might end up meaning nothing, but it gives Marvin Lewis a chance to do something good for the organization’s future if he wants to.  For all the talk about seeing what A.J. McCarron can do, playing him now doesn’t amount to much more than...
MLS Expansion: Comparing Cincinnati’s chances with Detroit, Nashville and Sacramento

MLS Expansion: Comparing Cincinnati’s chances with Detroit, Nashville and Sacramento

FC Cincinnati will soon learn its fate as a Major League Soccer expansion candidate, as the league’s board of governors is set to discuss the four finalists at its meeting Thursday in New York City. Cincinnati is competing with Detroit, Nashville and Sacramento to be awarded one of two expansion clubs for the 2020 season, which will be announced in the days following the meeting. The two finalists...
Steelers plan to apply lessons learned from Dolphins’ win against Patriots

Steelers plan to apply lessons learned from Dolphins’ win against Patriots

The Pittsburgh Steelers have not defeated the New England Patriots since 2011, but they feel that the Miami Dolphins provided a blueprint to victory on Monday night. The Dolphins defeated the Patriots 27-20, but were dominant throughout the game. Patriots quarterback Tom Brady did not throw for a single passing yard in the first quarter, and tallied 2 interceptions on the day...
Texas Tech relives LB Dakota Allen’s impact in heartfelt tribute video

Texas Tech relives LB Dakota Allen’s impact in heartfelt tribute video

The road to success has been a long and eventful one for Texas Tech linebacker Dakota Allen. Originally a Red Raider, Allen was kicked off the team ahead of his junior season for his role in a residential home invasion that involved guns theft, and thus, spent the 2016 campaign at East Mississippi C.C. which was famously featured on the Netflix documentary, “Last...
Broncos have “rookie dinner” that hopefully the young guys planned for

Broncos have “rookie dinner” that hopefully the young guys planned for

Just because the Denver Broncos are having a tough season on the field doesn’t mean that the rookies were getting out of paying for a dinner for the veterans. Broncos right tackle Menelik Watson posted the event on his Instagram story, and the bill was equal to about the price of out-of-state tuition. The meal cost $30,000, per The Denver Post’s Nicki Jhabvala....
LOOK: Vanderbilt lights up Dudley Field for the holiday season

LOOK: Vanderbilt lights up Dudley Field for the holiday season

After going bowling in 2016, the Vanderbilt Commodores are staying home for the holidays in 2017 after finishing 5-7, with their only SEC win coming against lowly Tennessee. So what is the football program doing with all of that extra time? Evidently, getting into the holiday spirit a little bit early. On Friday, the team revealed an awesome-looking set of lights around the...
Cowboys will be without David Iriving, Orlando Scandrick against Raiders

Cowboys will be without David Iriving, Orlando Scandrick against Raiders

Dallas Cowboys defensive linemen David Irving and cornerback Orlando Scandrick still aren’t ready for game action. Neither player participated in practice during the week and they, along with linebacker Justin Durant, have been ruled out of Sunday’s game against the Oakland Raiders. All three players also did not play in Week 14 against the New York Giants. Cowboys tackles...
Oklahoma State lands WDE Cutter Cleveland

Oklahoma State lands WDE Cutter Cleveland

With the early signing period looming, Oklahoma State’s 2018 class has now added another piece. On Friday evening, Rockwall (Texas) weak-side defensive end Cutter Cleveland announced his commitment to Oklahoma State. An unranked prospect, Cleveland picked up an offer from the Cowboys on Thursday, and just one day later, capitalized on the invitation and joined Mike Gundy’s...
Michigan State recruiting: Jalen Nailor sees potential fit at Michigan State

Michigan State recruiting: Jalen Nailor sees potential fit at Michigan State

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. “We’re a young team.” Michigan State players and coaches...
Alabama football: Nick Saban announces hiring of Pete Golding, explains how staff is filling in for Jeremy Pruitt

Alabama football: Nick Saban announces hiring of Pete Golding, explains how staff is filling in for Jeremy Pruitt

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Alabama coach Nick Saban announced Friday that the Crimson Tide has hired UT-San Antonio assistant coach Pete Golding to its staff. Golding spent the past two years as the defensive coordinator and cornerbacks coach for UTSA. “We hired Pete Golding as an assistant coach,” Saban said Friday. “Technically we’re hiring him as the 10th coach...
Mike Gundy expects Oklahoma State’s 2018 class to add more before early signing period

Mike Gundy expects Oklahoma State’s 2018 class to add more before early signing period

On Wednesday, Dec. 20, recruits will be able to sign their National Letter of Intent as part of a newly-implemented early signing period. Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy is expecting that to be a good day for himself and his Cowboys. To date, Oklahoma State’s 2018 class holds 21 pledges, and despite a hefty haul already soon bound for Stillwater, Okla., Gundy wants more...
Nebraska recruiting: Big weekend as Huskers host several prospects for official visits

Nebraska recruiting: Big weekend as Huskers host several prospects for official visits

S tay updated with Nebraska Cornhuskers football recruiting in the latest edition of The Harvest, which posts at 7:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday. Be sure to check out previous editions of  The Harvest here. The inaugural early signing period has already impacted the way recruits, programs and coaches conduct business...
Arizona State reportedly promotes WR coach Rob Likens to offensive coordinator

Arizona State reportedly promotes WR coach Rob Likens to offensive coordinator

According to multiple reports, new Arizona State head coach Herm Edwards is expected to promote wide receiver coach Rob Likens to the position of offensive coordinator. The news was announced on Friday afternoon. According to Sun Devil Source’s Fabian Ardaya, Likens told his players that he intended to interview for the position, made vacant when Billy...
Billionaire booster Red McCombs wants Incarnate Word to hire Art Briles

Billionaire booster Red McCombs wants Incarnate Word to hire Art Briles

University of the Incarnate Word needs a new football coach, and former Baylor coach Art Briles could be a candidate for the opening. Famed billionaire booster B.J. “Red” McCombs is urging Incarnate Word to hire Briles as its next coach, according to a report from the San Antonio Express-News. “You not only will be getting the best football coach available...
Paul Tyson, Bear Bryant’s great-grandson, gets offered by Alabama

Paul Tyson, Bear Bryant’s great-grandson, gets offered by Alabama

Bear Bryant’s legacy at Alabama could continue in the form of his great-grandson. Paul Tyson, a 2019 4-star quarterback from Hewitt-Trussville High School (Trussville, Ala.), added an offer from the Crimson Tide on Friday night. Tyson had a tremendous season for the Huskies. Tyson completed over 70 percent of his passes and threw for 3,392 yards, 36 touchdowns to just...
Florida State zeroing in on former Tennessee QB commit Michael Penix

Florida State zeroing in on former Tennessee QB commit Michael Penix

TAMPA, Fla. — Tampa Bay Tech quarterback Michael Penix Jr. was on the Florida State campus Friday for his official visit with the Seminoles. Florida State coach Willie Taggart knows Tampa Bay area high school football like few others, so it’s worth noting he has offered Penix a scholarship on three different occasions. Taggart was at South Florida when he made his...
SEC Memes: Alabama and Auburn in crosshairs as College Football Playoff nears

SEC Memes: Alabama and Auburn in crosshairs as College Football Playoff nears

The College Football Playoff is on the minds of SEC fans as we draw closer to the postseason. For the conference’s meme-makers, that not only means setting their sights on the tournament’s No. 4-seed Alabama, but also on the Crimson Tide’s cross-state rival Auburn, who painfully sits on the outside-looking in on college football’s ultimate stage. We...
Carolina Panthers investigating owner Jerry Richardson for workplace misconduct

Carolina Panthers investigating owner Jerry Richardson for workplace misconduct

The Carolina Panthers are investigating team owner Jerry Richardson. ESPN’ Jim Trotter first reported that Richardson was being investigated for workplace misconduct. Minutes later, the Panthers released a statement. In it, they revealed that the franchise is investigating Richardson for workplace misconduct. They have hired an outside law firm to lead the...
Live updates: Nick Saban addresses reporters as Alabama opens bowl practices

Live updates: Nick Saban addresses reporters as Alabama opens bowl practices

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — The University of Alabama football team held its first postseason practice on Friday as the Crimson Tide began preparations to face Clemson in the Sugar Bowl semifinal on Jan. 1 (8:45 p.m. , ESPN). Here’s what Nick Saban had to say afterward:   (We’re in a holding pattern here) This story will be regularly updated during the press conference...
UCLA football recruiting: Two more 4-star studs join the Bruins this week

UCLA football recruiting: Two more 4-star studs join the Bruins this week

UCLA’s recruiting class has taken a momentary dip last week, in which four prospects decommitted from the Bruins. It’s to be expected with a coaching change like the one the program recently underwent, so don’t go touching that panic button. New head coach Chip Kelly is working on getting “his guys” into the program. But that changed this week...
Steelers WR JuJu Smith-Schuster questionable to play against Patriots

Steelers WR JuJu Smith-Schuster questionable to play against Patriots

The Pittsburgh Steelers could be without wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster against the Patriots on Sunday. Schuster first showed up on the injury report Thursday as a limited participant in practice with a hamstring injury. He was again limited in practice on Friday, and is questionable to play against the Patriots. Steelers cornerback Joe Haden has also been limited in ...
Leonard Fournette after NFL fines him for role in Jaguars-Seahawks fight: ‘Worth it’

Leonard Fournette after NFL fines him for role in Jaguars-Seahawks fight: ‘Worth it’

After Sunday’s crazy ending to the Jaguars and Seahawks matchup that featured a fight on the field as well as one player trying to enter the seats to go after fans, the NFL has announced discipline for the incidents. Former LSU star Leonard Fournette received one of the heavier penalties despite others clearly displaying worse behavior. No players involved were suspended, but the...
Washington football recruiting: Huskies vault up rankings after multiple commitments this week

Washington football recruiting: Huskies vault up rankings after multiple commitments this week

After winning the Pac-12 Championship and earning a trip to the College Football Playoff last year, the Washington Huskies were on the rise in the recruiting world. While the Huskies did not make the Pac-12 Championship game this season, they’ve put together another strong year and the direction of the program is resonating with recruits. The Huskies have finished in...
Oklahoma’s recent success against ranked opponents has been otherworldly

Oklahoma’s recent success against ranked opponents has been otherworldly

On Jan. 1, the Oklahoma Sooners will begin the new year against a ranked foe in No. 3 Georgia. Aside from a trip to the College Football Playoff National Championship that awaits the winner, the stakes quite literally can’t get any higher. Fortunately for Oklahoma, the Sooners have no only been in an abundance of big games throughout the past two years in preparation...
Patriots DT Alan Branch has been ruled out against Steelers

Patriots DT Alan Branch has been ruled out against Steelers

New England Patriots defensive tackle Alan Branch will not be able to play in arguably the biggest game of the 2017 regular season against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Branch went down on Monday night against the Miami Dolphins with a knee injury. He left the game and was able to return. However, he has been ruled out against the Steelers. He has not been able to...
Alabama football returns to practice sans Jeremy Pruitt, but with return of injured players

Alabama football returns to practice sans Jeremy Pruitt, but with return of injured players

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — With finals complete, the University of Alabama football team opened practice for the Sugar Bowl on Friday afternoon. A number of players coming off injuries were back in their usual spots during the observation periods inside the Hank Crisp Facility. Among them were the three linebackers who played part-time roles against Auburn, Christian Miller (bicep)...
Dan Mullen adds to his Florida staff, hiring Tennessee’s DBs coach

Dan Mullen adds to his Florida staff, hiring Tennessee’s DBs coach

Florida coach Dan Mullen announced another new hire to his coaching staff Friday, adding Tennessee defensive backs coach and special teams coordinator Charlton Warren. Warren launched his coaching career at the Air Force Academy, his alma mater, from 2005-13 before spending a season coaching the defensive backs at Nebraska, two seasons in the same role at North Carolina and...
Keyshawn Johnson Jr. announces he will not return to Nebraska

Keyshawn Johnson Jr. announces he will not return to Nebraska

Keyshawn Johnson Jr. will not be part of Nebraska’s program under Scott Frost. Johnson announced he would not return to the Huskers in a tweet on Friday afternoon. “Thank you Coach Riley and The University of Nebraska for giving me the opportunity to play at the Division 1 level. Although it was a short stand, it was one that I will never forget,” Johnson...
Florida hires Tennessee assistant Charlton Warren to serve on Dan Mullen’s staff

Florida hires Tennessee assistant Charlton Warren to serve on Dan Mullen’s staff

Dan Mullen has hired away an assistant from another SEC school. Florida announced on Friday that it has hired Charlton Warren to serve as an assistant coach. Warren was previously the defensive backs coach and special teams coordinator at Tennessee. Warren just completed his first season with the Vols after previously spending two years as an assistant at North Carolina. After the news...
Oregon football recruiting: Ducks hope to right the ship after slew of de-commitments

Oregon football recruiting: Ducks hope to right the ship after slew of de-commitments

Constant speculation surrounding Willie Taggart turned out to be true, as the coach bolted for Florida State last week. With him went a handful of hard commitments from prospects who decided to reopen their recruitment after Taggart left Eugene. While the Ducks have rebounded with last Friday’s hiring of Mario Cristobal as head coach, it’s yet to be seen how many of ...
Kansas State aiming to find more productivity in the paint

Kansas State aiming to find more productivity in the paint

In some form or fashion, every team has a weak link. For the 2017-18 Kansas State Wildcats, that weak link is the performance coming from the center position. With Makol Mawien, Mawdo Sallah and Levi Stockard stocking the cupboards down low, Kansas State presents three newcomers at the position and the stat sheet tells the story quite accurately. While Kamau Stokes, Barry Brown, Xavier...
Steelers S Sean Davis fined for a penalty he received against Ravens

Steelers S Sean Davis fined for a penalty he received against Ravens

Pittsburgh Steelers safety Sean Davis had an interesting game on Sunday Night Football against the Baltimore Ravens. He led the team in tackles with 12, and also intercepted Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco one the first drive of the game. The Steelers scored a touchdown shortly after that turnover. However, Davis also made some big mistakes, especially with penalties. He was called for two...
Oklahoma football: Baker Mayfield looks past Heisman to bigger prize

Oklahoma football: Baker Mayfield looks past Heisman to bigger prize

NORMAN, Okla. — If you’re willing to listen, there’s a lot of useful advice available at a Heisman Trophy ceremony. College football’s most exclusive fraternity wants to impart wisdom on its new members. Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield listened when 2000 winner Chris Weinke bent his ear. Weinke put himself in position to win the award by leading Florida State...
Russell Wilson: Rams DT Aaron Donald is best defensive player he’s faced

Russell Wilson: Rams DT Aaron Donald is best defensive player he’s faced

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson has faced some of the best defensive players in NFL history over the course of his six-year professional career. He has played against guys who are bound for the Hall of Fame such as J.J. Watt, Von Miller, DeMarcus Ware, Patrick Willis, Julius Peppers, Patrick Peterson, Ndamukong Suh, Luke Kuechly, Eric Berry, Justin...
USC football recruiting: Trojans hope to make moves in early signing period

USC football recruiting: Trojans hope to make moves in early signing period

Fresh off a Pac-12 championship and a Cotton Bowl bid, USC’s momentum keeps on chugging along. The Trojans are always a player for blue-chip prospects from California. In 2017, they had the nation’s No. 4 class and are making progress with the 2018 class. However, with Chip Kelly now on his way to UCLA, the Trojans will have to compete with an elite head coach in...
Notre Dame football: For Brian Kelly, 2018 is College Football Playoff or bust

Notre Dame football: For Brian Kelly, 2018 is College Football Playoff or bust

Brian Kelly summed up his situation best. During a media conference on Nov. 14, three days after Notre Dame saw its chances of making the College Football Playoff go up in smoke thanks to a 41-8 bludgeoning at the hands of Miami, the head coach of the Irish  commented on the fickle nature of football fans. “I think I was coach of the year two weeks ago, and then...
Ohio State LB Jerome Baker will play in Cotton Bowl regardless of NFL decision

Ohio State LB Jerome Baker will play in Cotton Bowl regardless of NFL decision

Jerome Baker is not sure yet if he will declare for the 2018 NFL Draft. But he is sure he will play in Ohio State’s final game of the 2017 season. Baker said he will definitely suit up for the Cotton Bowl against USC on Dec. 29. He noted that the possibility of going pro did not impact his decision. “Even if I decide to leave, I’m playing regardless. I can&rsquo...
Remembering LeGarrette Blount’s punch as Oregon prepares to face Boise State

Remembering LeGarrette Blount’s punch as Oregon prepares to face Boise State

It’s been over 8 years since the Oregon Ducks and Boise State Broncos faced each other on the field. But 8 years ago, one of the infamous moments in college football took place. Andrew Greif of  The Oregonian highlighted the lasting impact of LeGarrette Blount’s punch after all this time. Oregon’s dynamic offense in Chip Kelly’s first season at the helm...
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