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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...
U.S. women's hockey team wins Olympic gold

U.S. women's hockey team wins Olympic gold

The United States has defeated Canada 3-2 to win the gold medal in women’s hockey at the 2018 Winter Olympics. >> Read more trending news 
Wright State vs. IUPUI: Everything you need to know about Friday’s game

Wright State vs. IUPUI: Everything you need to know about Friday’s game

Who: Wright State (21-8, 13-3) vs. IUPUI (10-17, 7-9) When: 11 a.m. Friday Where: Indiana Farmers Coliseum TV/Radio: ESPN3/106.5 ›› Looking at Wright State’s possible path to a championship Probable Wright State starters Grant Benzinger, 6-3, Sr. G, 14.5 Parker Ernsthausen, 6-11, Jr., F, 5.1 Mark Hughes, 6-4, Jr, G, 10.1 Loudon Love, 6-9, Fr., C, 12.6 Cole Gentry, 5-10, So., G...

HS Roundup 2/21: Vine leads Bellbrook past CJ

Bekah Vine scored 19 points to help Bellbrook hold off a Chaminade Julienne rally for a 68-64 win in a girls Division II sectional basketball game on Wednesday. Vine led four players in double-digit scoring for Bellbrook. Maren Freudenchuss and Cassidy Hofacker each had 11 and Siera Ferguson tallied 10. Dallas Jones paced CJ with 15 points. Girls Basketball Newton 47, Troy Christian 42: Tatum McBride...

HS Scores 2/21: Wayne wins big, McBride scores 29 for Newton

Boys Basketball Tuesday’s Results Catholic Central 61, Fairbanks 54 Ponitz 92, West Carrollton 46: Smith (P) 20. 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 (T) 29; White (L) 16. Fairmont 45, Butler 31 Wednesday’s Games At Lakota East Ursuline 74...
Reds: Ex-Dragon Long competing at second base

Reds: Ex-Dragon Long competing at second base

Shed Long loved football, Auburn football to be exact, but at 5-foot-8 and 184 pounds, the former Dayton Dragon decided baseball was his destiny. Blessed with exceptional athletic ability, Shedrick Bernard Long played football at Jacksonville High School near Talladega Alabama, where his father, also named Shed, was a police officer. Long played slot back and cornerback. MORE REDS COVERAGE »...
Tecumseh girls hold off Lebanon in up-tempo upset

Tecumseh girls hold off Lebanon in up-tempo upset

The Tecumseh Arrows don’t take the court again until Monday. They’ll gladly take that break to rest up from Tuesday’s Division I sectional tournament victory, a 64-58 upset over Lebanon that resembled a track meet in high tops. Fittingly, the fourth quarter was a sprint to the finish. Seventh-seeded Tecumseh and No. 3 Lebanon combined for 37 points, nearly matching the offensive...
Greenon’s Wise chasing father’s record at state swimming

Greenon’s Wise chasing father’s record at state swimming

After this weekend Calvin Wise has two more years to chase down his father’s school record in the 200-yard individual medley. But what better place to surpass his dad’s time than at the Division II swimming and diving state championships? Wise, a sophomore at Greenon High School, qualified for the D-II state meet in both the 200 IM and the 100 breaststroke. His objective – in addition...
Here’s a terrible idea baseball should not adopt

Here’s a terrible idea baseball should not adopt

Rich Eisen did all of us in sports media with a clicks quote a solid Wednesday by passing on a terrible idea he heard about from someone who works for Major League Baseball.  Per Eisen, who has overcome his University of Michigan education to become one of the better sports personalities working today, “one MLB executive” suggested to him it might be interesting to give managers the...
Wittenberg to play Denison in NCAC semifinals

Wittenberg to play Denison in NCAC semifinals

The Wittenberg Tigers will host the North Coast Athletic Conference semifinals and championship game for the first time since 2012 on Friday. Sixth-ranked Wittenberg (24-2), the top seed in the conference tournament, beat Oberlin 70-54 on Tuesday at Pam Evans Smith Arena and will play No. 5 seed Denison (15-11) in the semifinals at 5:30 p.m. Friday. Denison won 73-60 at No. 4 seed Hiram (15-11) in...
Cincinnati Reds add another young pitcher

Cincinnati Reds add another young pitcher

The Cincinnati Reds made a roster move Wednesday, acquiring Miguel Medrano from the Texas Rangers.  He is a right-handed pitcher who is headed to the Reds’ affiliated in the Dominican Summer League.  He spent the last two seasons in that league, where 10 of his 15 appearances were starts.  Medrano went 5-1 last season with a 2.75 ERA. He struck out 61 and walked only seven in...
Sports Today: Basketball is fun again for Flyers, Buckeyes

Sports Today: Basketball is fun again for Flyers, Buckeyes

Basketball is officially fun again for the Flyers and Buckeyes — at least for another few days.  Dayton and Ohio State both got back into the winning column last night, games that had very different importances.  Obviously, the Flyers needed to win in order to keep hope alive for a winning season. The odds might still be against it, but long odds are better than none.  Beyond...
How did 'average' skier Elizabeth Swaney make it to the 2018 Winter Olympics?

How did 'average' skier Elizabeth Swaney make it to the 2018 Winter Olympics?

One skier who competed in the women's halfpipe at the 2018 Winter Olympics really stood out – but not for her skills. American Elizabeth Swaney, a member of Hungary's team who finished in last place Monday after a qualifying run that Deadspin described as "thoroughly average," apparently was able to game the Olympics' quota system to get to Pyeongchang. She also met another requirement...

HS Scores 2/20: Tecumseh, Fairmont girls earn sectionals wins

PREP RESULTS Boys Basketball Monday’s Results Regular Season Shekinah Christian 69, Mechanicsburg 52: Hershberger (SC) 17; Young (M) 23. Tuesday’s Results Catholic Central 61, Fairbanks 54 Ponitz 92, West Carrollton 46: Smith (P) 20. 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...

HS Roundup 2/20: Ponitz boys knock off West Carrollton

The Ponitz boys basketball team knocked off West Carrollton in an dominant 92-46 regular season victory. Jaron Smith led Ponitz with 20 points in the win, tacking on five assists. Damonte Bailey (16 points, 15 rebounds), Eric Sealey (13 points, 12 rebounds) and Malik Pooler (10 points, 10 rebounds) all recorded double-doubles on the night. Derrick Henderson rounded out the scoring with 18 points,...
Dayton rallies from 13-point deficit to beat Saint Louis

Dayton rallies from 13-point deficit to beat Saint Louis

Kostas Antetokounmpo starred in the second for the Dayton Flyers, who rallied to beat Saint Louis 53-50 on Tuesday at UD Arena. Antetokounmpo scored 12 points on 5-of-6 shooting. He added four rebounds and three blocks. Dayton trailed 33-20 two minutes into the second half. It tied the game at 37-37 on a jumper by Trey Landers at the 10:39 mark. Dayton took its first lead of the second half on a 3-pointer...
Hartsock: 5 things to know from Tuesday at Reds spring training

Hartsock: 5 things to know from Tuesday at Reds spring training

  BRRRRR: A chilly day in Goodyear with the temperature near 40 degrees in the morning under clear blue skies. On the bright side it was picture day so the workout started a little later. Among the photos, the guys got to pose for their 2018 Topps trading card.   No. 11 as manager?: Barry Larkin with an interesting comment about his future. The Hall of Famer said some of the minor league...
Cincinnati Reds: Barry Larkin muses about managing hometown team

Cincinnati Reds: Barry Larkin muses about managing hometown team

Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame shortstop Barry Larkin is entering his third season as a special assistant to the team’s general manager.  Could he some day do more?  The Cincinnati native did not rule out some day managing the Reds when asked Tuesday in Arizona.  The Reds, of course, have a manager already in Bryan Price, but the prospect of Larkin assuming that role some day was...
Wayne, Trotwood finish top 5 in final state polls

Wayne, Trotwood finish top 5 in final state polls

GWOC reps Wayne and Trotwood-Madison finished among the top 10 in their respective divisions of the final Associated Press boys state basketball polls that were released on Tuesday. No. 1 most of the season, Wayne (20-1) finished No. 3 in D-I. Trotwood (19-3) was No. 5 in D-II. Both are top seeds in their sectionals. Two Midwest Athletic Conference teams matched also were among the top 10, No. 6 Versailles...
7 things to know about Urbana University football

7 things to know about Urbana University football

The Miami Valley offers no shortage of options when it comes to furthering a football career after high school.  Tyler Haines wants to make sure area players know Urbana University is one.  Here are seven things to know about the Blue Knights: After winning two games his first season and three in his second, Haines led the Blue Knights to a 5-6 record in 2017.  The Piqua native spent...
Reds pitcher making strides with help from teammate

Reds pitcher making strides with help from teammate

Cody Reed’s obvious talents have yet to lead to major-league success. That’s where fellow pitcher Michael Lorenzen enters the picture. Lorenzen’s locker is a few feet from Reed’s and the two talk a lot. It appears Lorenzen has been able to turn the light switch on for Reed, who does not want to be remembered as the guy the Reds got for Johnny Cueto who didn’t produce...
Urbana University football all about the 937

Urbana University football all about the 937

Urbana University football coach Tyler Haines wants every other Division II school to have to go through him to recruit the area’s talent. Springfield, Dayton, Middletown and Hamilton are recruiting priorities for him.
5 things to know about Wright State’s win against Cleveland State

5 things to know about Wright State’s win against Cleveland State

For the fifth time this season Wright State rallied from at least eight points down to win, beating Cleveland State 72-63 Monday night to remain tied with Northern Kentucky for first place in the Horizon League. The win sets up a three-team weekend showdown between the Raiders, NKU and UIC to determine the regular-season champion and No. 1 seed for the conference tournament. WSU finished...
Louisville basketball team stripped of 2013 NCAA title

Louisville basketball team stripped of 2013 NCAA title

The NCAA stripped the University of Louisville of its 2013 national basketball title and mandated that the school must vacate 123 wins between 2011 and 2015, the organization said on its website Tuesday. The decision by an NCAA panel denied the Cardinals' appeals in a sex scandal case. The NCAA’s appeals committee also upheld the Division I Committee’s decision in June 2017 to require...
WATCH: Reds’ Joey Votto: ‘We owe the baseball fans in Cincinnati a much, much better show’

WATCH: Reds’ Joey Votto: ‘We owe the baseball fans in Cincinnati a much, much better show’

The Cincinnati Reds had their first full-squad workout of Spring Training on Monday. Here are five things to know. 1. Reds first baseman Joey Votto says he wants to win, “not one, but two rings before I leave.” I guess that means the 11-year veteran needs to get busy. Votto had a lot to say in a wide-ranging interview after practice. “As a Reds fan and player, I’m so tired...
Sports Today: Joey Votto says what everyone is thinking

Sports Today: Joey Votto says what everyone is thinking

Joey Votto proved again he is the greatest by not only saying a bunch of cool stuff but waiting until Monday to do it so it wouldn’t get lost over a three-day weekend.  The Cincinnati Reds first baseman sounded like one part fan, one part player, one part owner and all wise man in his first comments of this season.  Joey Votto on current state of Reds: “Something has to...
Looking at Wright State’s possible paths to a championship

Looking at Wright State’s possible paths to a championship

Wright State set up a final-weekend showdown in the Horizon League by rallying from an eight-point deficit in the second half Monday night to beat Cleveland State 72-63. The Raiders remain tied for first place with Northern Kentucky, which beat Youngstown State, with two games remaining, while UIC, which beat Detroit Mercy, is just a game back. And the Flames, the hottest team in the league having...
All the curling stones used in every Olympics have come from the same small island

All the curling stones used in every Olympics have come from the same small island

Few people quite understand what exactly curling is, but every four years, people across the world suddenly find themselves invested in a sport that, at first glance, can be described as people pushing rocks across ice with brooms. For those who are using this year’s go-around to learn what they can about the sport, here’s a fun fact to tell at the next watch party: Olympic curling...
Raiders hold off CSU behind Benzinger’s big Senior Night

Raiders hold off CSU behind Benzinger’s big Senior Night

Wright State said goodbye to seniors Grant Benzinger and Trey Stacey on Monday night. The Raiders can only hope the game marked a final farewell in 2018 to Cleveland State, a struggling group that looked for most of the night as though it was going to pull off a second consecutive upset against the Horizon League’s top team. Despite playing without freshman point guard and second leading scorer...

HS Roundup 2/19: Flor, Kinzer and Crouch highlight SWBL awards

Justin Flor of Carlisle, Jared Kinzer of Franklin and Donnie Crouch of Bellbrook were each named players of the year in the Southwestern Buckeye League All-League awards announced on Monday. Coaches Brian Bales of Franklin, Donnie Tate of Bellbrook and Jeff Smith of Madison were picked as coaches of the year. Jack Campbell (Bellbrook), Jake Gudorf (Brookville), Wade Turner (Brookville), Grant Sullender...
Merriweather disappointed in effort as Vikings whip lethargic Raiders

Merriweather disappointed in effort as Vikings whip lethargic Raiders

Wright State women’s basketball coach Katrina Merriweather said she was stunned by what she saw Monday night, and she wasn’t looking at the scoreboard, although she wasn’t pleased by what she saw there either. Cleveland State came to the Nutter Center on Monday and jumped the lethargic Raiders from the outset, leading by as many as 19 before registering a 70-63 victory. “It&rsquo...
Wittenberg basketball alums relish victory over Wooster

Wittenberg basketball alums relish victory over Wooster

Wittenberg Tigers coach Matt Croci’s wife Patrice shared a video to Instagram of the team celebrating in the locker room after a 78-77 overtime victory Saturday against Wooster. The second-year coach Croci was in the middle of the chaos as the team jumped up and down. Someone threw water on him. His shirt was soaked. In the background were a few familiar faces — at least for those who...
Joey Votto on current state of Reds: ‘Something has to start changing and going in a different direction’

Joey Votto on current state of Reds: ‘Something has to start changing and going in a different direction’

Who is that fat man on first base? Reds first baseman Joey Votto thought more of him was better. “I tried to get fatter (over the offseason) and I succeeded at that apparently,” Votto said after taking his physical on Sunday as position players reported for spring training. “We did all the tests and I’m fatter.” The five-time All Star spent more time away from the game...
Dayton women two spots out of top 25

Dayton women two spots out of top 25

A 15-game winning streak has moved the Dayton Flyers two spots closer to the top 25 in the Associated Press women’s basketball poll. Dayton received 29 points in voting Monday. It’s two spots out of the top 25. It’s just behind Minnesota, the only other team receiving votes left out of the top 25. Both trail No. 25 Oklahoma State. Dayton (21-4, 14-0) clinched the Atlantic 10 Conference...
Wright State’s Love wins another HL Freshman of the Week honor

Wright State’s Love wins another HL Freshman of the Week honor

The Loudon Love award train keeps on rolling with Monday’s announcement the Wright State center is the Horizon League Freshman of the Week for the seventh time this season. Love led the Raiders to a 69-67 victory against Northern Kentucky on Friday to move WSU back into a first-place tie with the Norse. ›› Benzinger to hit the Nutter Center floor one more time Monday night His...
Oklahoma recruiting: Sooners seeking defensive versatility

Oklahoma recruiting: Sooners seeking defensive versatility

Stay up to date with Oklahoma football recruiting with the latest news and notes and analysis in the daily edition of DieHards’ Wagon Wheels. In this edition, we look at Oklahoma’s philosophy for recruiting defensive players. The recent commitment from 3-star defensive end Kori Roberson extends a recent trend for the Sooners. Roberson (6-foot-3, 260 pounds)...
Scouting 2018 NBA Draft point guards: Is Trae Young a better option than Collin Sexton?

Scouting 2018 NBA Draft point guards: Is Trae Young a better option than Collin Sexton?

The 2018 NBA Draft lottery will be highlighted by an array of athletic bigs, a European star, and two true point guards who have separated themselves from every amateur in the world. Oklahoma’s Trae Young and Alabama’s Collin Sexton may be stars at the next level. Where they land will depend on what teams value at the guard position, but both provide skills the...
College basketball analyst Brendan Haywood on Duke basketball: ‘Coach K has a lot of coaching to do’

College basketball analyst Brendan Haywood on Duke basketball: ‘Coach K has a lot of coaching to do’

Duke men’s basketball has won four straight games without all-world freshman Marvin Bagley III. That’s led a small contingency of Blue Devils fans to begin wondering whether the team is actually better without Bagley in the lineup. College basketball analyst Brendan Haywood didn’t go that far, but he told Diehards.com that getting senior guard Grayson Allen...
Kirk Herbstreit will join ESPN’s NFL draft coverage

Kirk Herbstreit will join ESPN’s NFL draft coverage

Kirk Herbstreit’s role at ESPN just expanded to the professional ranks. On Thursday, ESPN announced Herbstreit will be replacing Jon Gruden on the network’s opening night covering of the 2018 NFL Draft on April 26. He’ll join host Trey Wingo, draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr. and NFL Front Office Insider Louis Riddick to provide context around the first-round...
TCU ‘won’t be an easy out’ in NCAA Tournament, Dallas Morning News says

TCU ‘won’t be an easy out’ in NCAA Tournament, Dallas Morning News says

TCU men’s basketball is on the verge of its first NCAA Tournament invitation in 20 years. A win over Baylor on Saturday could be enough for the Horned Frogs to punch their ticket to this year’s edition of March Madness. TCU also has a home contest vs. Kansas State and an away game at No. 6 Texas Tech before the regular season concludes. And should coach Jamie Dixon lead his...
Auburn’s long search for next big tight end will be necessity in Class of 2019

Auburn’s long search for next big tight end will be necessity in Class of 2019

Auburn wrapped up its 2018 recruiting class with 24 signees, which was the 12th-ranked class in the country and third-best in the SEC, according to the 247Sports composite rankings. Full attention now turns to the 2019 class. SEC Country will look at each position group on offense and defense for the Class of 2019. For the fourth installment, we look at tight ends and...
Florida State has grand plans for luxurious new football facility

Florida State has grand plans for luxurious new football facility

If Jimbo Fisher had only been more patient with Florida State before bolting for Texas A&M and a big pile of money, he may have been rewarded with exactly what he wanted. Fisher clashed with Florida State brass over the university’s lack of commitment to spending on the football program. He wanted more money for assistants and a new football facility and now it appears...
Iowa State enduring longest NFL first-round pick drought in Power 5

Iowa State enduring longest NFL first-round pick drought in Power 5

Iowa State football has not had a player taken in the first round of the NFL draft since 1973, the longest such drought of any team in a Power 5 conference by 21 years. The Cyclones’ last and only first-round pick in program history is running back George Amundson. He went No. 14 overall to the Houston Oilers in 1973. As noted by SB Nation’s Alex Kirshner...
WATCH: Bruce Pearl and Gus Malzahn share a moment after Auburn crushed Alabama: ‘We beat that ass, Coach!’

WATCH: Bruce Pearl and Gus Malzahn share a moment after Auburn crushed Alabama: ‘We beat that ass, Coach!’

Bruce Pearl was feeling pretty good on Wednesday night. And rightfully so — his Tigers crushed in-state rival Alabama by a convincing 90-71 score, cementing the program as the state’s best on the night that Gus Malzahn’s football team shared the stage to celebrate an Iron Bowl victory over the Crimson Tide from last fall. In the moments following the victory...
Kirk Herbstreit to be part of ESPN’s NFL draft coverage

Kirk Herbstreit to be part of ESPN’s NFL draft coverage

Kirk Herbstreit will be coming to a television with ESPN’s NFL draft coverage near you. On Thursday, ESPN announced that the college football analyst will be part of the network’s coverage of the 2018 NFL Draft. Herbstreit has been a staple on ESPN’s and ABC’s coverage of college football, so it makes sense that he would be a valued voice to speak about ...
Michigan football: Sammy Faustin’s journey to Don Brown a decade-plus in the making

Michigan football: Sammy Faustin’s journey to Don Brown a decade-plus in the making

Sam Dollar met Michigan defensive coordinator Don Brown 14 years ago and was enthralled by his coaching philosophy. Dollar’s connection with Brown planted the seeds for Sammy Faustin to go to Michigan. “We’ve become good friends, and we teach the same type of techniques that he does,” said Dollar, Faustin’s defensive coordinator at Naples (Fla...
Former Florida commit Tyrique Stevenson still strongly considering Gators

Former Florida commit Tyrique Stevenson still strongly considering Gators

Join us here on SEC Country for a daily recap of the  latest Florida recruiting news, tales from the trail and perspective on what it all means for the Gators. Florida is  still in contention for a handful of their 2019 de-commitments, including top-100 athlete Tyrique Stevenson. The 4-star defensive back from South Dade High School...
Arkansas set to host several big-time recruiting targets this weekend

Arkansas set to host several big-time recruiting targets this weekend

Welcome to SEC Country’s  daily Arkansas Razorbacks recruiting notebook . In this edition, we discuss the weekend visitors and a possibly 2020 quarterback target. Arkansas turned its full attention to the 2019 recruiting class just two weeks ago following National Signing Day. With 2018 recruiting done, the Razorbacks...
Saquon Barkley is getting his own day in Pennsylvania

Saquon Barkley is getting his own day in Pennsylvania

Penn State fans might have a new favorite holiday. “Saquon Barkley Day” will be held in Pennsylvania next month. The former Nittany Lions star and likely top-5 draft pick will be recognized by his home state on March 14, according to Mark Wogenrich of the Allentown Morning Call. The resolution for Saquon Barkley Day was sponsored by state representative Jeanne McNeill. Barkley...
Blue chip Ohio LB Cade Stover: ‘Notre Dame is different’

Blue chip Ohio LB Cade Stover: ‘Notre Dame is different’

Ohio linebacker Cade Stover is hoping he doesn’t have the time to visit Notre Dame anytime soon, not because he hasn’t enjoyed the campus but because his high school basketball team just made the state tournament. The 6-foot-5, 225-pound outside linebacker has been dominant in the low post for Lexington by averaging 19.5 points and 14 rebound per game. However,...
Alex Robinson wants ‘rocking’ atmosphere for TCU-Baylor men’s basketball game

Alex Robinson wants ‘rocking’ atmosphere for TCU-Baylor men’s basketball game

TCU men’s basketball posted its first win at Iowa State in 35 years on Wednesday with an 89-83 win over the Cyclones at Hilton Coliseum in Ames, Iowa. The Horned Frogs are now likely just a win or two away from their first invitation to the NCAA Tournament in 20 years. As TCU heads back home for a showdown with Big 12-rival Baylor on Saturday, junior guard Alex Robinson...
North Carolina recruiting: Tar Heels gaining with 5-star PF Armando Bacot

North Carolina recruiting: Tar Heels gaining with 5-star PF Armando Bacot

Join us daily at ACC DieHards for the latest North Carolina recruiting news and notes on the next crop of Tar Heels. Don’t miss any coverage from Cody Pace and the DieHards.com team. Read his daily notebooks  here  at 9 a.m. ET Monday through Friday. In this edition, we discuss Armando Bacot...
Coachspeak: Ohio State DT Tommy Togiai has elite size, strength

Coachspeak: Ohio State DT Tommy Togiai has elite size, strength

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio State’s first-ever scholarship football player from Idaho appears to be a good one. The Buckeyes landed Pocatello (Idaho) Highland 4-star defensive tackle Tommy Togiai in December, winning a big-time battle over Washington. To learn what 6-foot-3, 290-pound Togiai can bring to Ohio State as an early enrollee, Land of 10 caught up with Highland ...
The biggest gamble in college sports is walking on

The biggest gamble in college sports is walking on

Each Division I football team can extend 85 scholarships per season. Those athletes constitute the foundation of a program. But they aren’t the only ones who are involved in the rigors of the work of building a team. Nearly every Division I school has some form of walk-on tryouts, where players who weren’t offered scholarships can attempt to make the team. These...
Oklahoma mailbag: Is it time to tweak alternate uniforms?

Oklahoma mailbag: Is it time to tweak alternate uniforms?

DieHards wants to tackle the best questions from Oklahoma fans. Look for our Oklahoma question of the day Monday through Friday. Join the conversation by sending your questions to @john_shinn, by email to John at jshinn.oudiehards@gmail.com or at the Oklahoma DieHards Facebook page. Simple answer: yes. It’s been four seasons since...
Mike Krzyzewski cuts Marvin Bagley III doubters down at knees

Mike Krzyzewski cuts Marvin Bagley III doubters down at knees

With Duke Blue Devils basketball in the midst of a four-game winning streak, there’s a small but vocal minority of Duke fans who think the program is somehow better off without superstar freshman Marvin Bagley III and coach Mike Krzyzewski isn’t having any of it. Duke’s defense has shined since switching primarily to zone and they absolutely dominated Louisville...
Mike Gundy teases possible hairstyle change, weighs in on alleged Steve Levy curse during SportsCenter spot

Mike Gundy teases possible hairstyle change, weighs in on alleged Steve Levy curse during SportsCenter spot

Mike Gundy said he might be changing his hairstyle again soon, just to embarrass one of his sons. The Oklahoma State coach appeared on SportsCenter with ESPN’s Barry Melrose this week. They bonded over their mullets, but Gundy said he might pull his back into a ponytail because his son would hate it. “I tried the ponytail out at the house,” Gundy said. “I tied it...
South Carolina recruiting: Gamecocks offer Jamyest Williams’ cousin

South Carolina recruiting: Gamecocks offer Jamyest Williams’ cousin

Whenever Will Muschamp lands a commitment, the South Carolina coach drops a #SpursUp on Twitter. Come to SEC Country for the latest news, notes and observations in South Carolina recruiting.  For previous editions of SpursUp Surveillance, check out the link. Jalen Huff has a pretty good source inside the South Carolina...
Top teachers: College basketball coach of the year rankings

Top teachers: College basketball coach of the year rankings

They’re not the ones taking the shots, grabbing the rebounds or guarding on the perimeter. But when those things don’t happen effectively on the court, they’re the ones who most often get blamed off the court. Being a college basketball coach may be financially lucrative but it’s also quite thankless. Tasked with trying to motivate and manage a dozen...
NFL mock draft 2018: First-round projections, top players, NFL draft order (02/22/2018)

NFL mock draft 2018: First-round projections, top players, NFL draft order (02/22/2018)

NFL mock drafts for 2018 are here. See the projections, players and the first-round draft order below. Much of the narrative around the 2018 NFL Draft is focused at the quarterback position. 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 own projection. Cleveland Browns...
See, Arkansas seeded higher for NCAA Tournament following Kentucky loss

See, Arkansas seeded higher for NCAA Tournament following Kentucky loss

Arkansas football rules the world of Razorbacks sports. So, with your bacon, have some Hogs for Breakfast and get caught up. It’s SEC Country’s weekday column and roundup on all things Arkansas … especially Arkansas football. Opinion, numbers, inane babble and more! And now with ironic exclamation points! There is no place like it on...
Wisconsin-Northwestern basketball: Time, how to watch Thursday game (February 22, 2018)

Wisconsin-Northwestern basketball: Time, how to watch Thursday game (February 22, 2018)

Wisconsin basketball plays at Northwestern on Thursday, Feb. 22. The game starts at 6 p.m. CT. Wisconsin defeated Minnesota on Monday to improve to 13-16 this season, including 6-10 in the Big Ten. Wisconsin and Northwestern play at 6 p.m. CT on Thursday, Feb. 22. Time: 6 p.m. CT Date: Thursday, Feb. 22 Location: Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Ill. Wisconsin and Northwestern will play on...
NFL mock draft 2018: First-round picks, top players, NFL draft order for the 2018 NFL Draft

NFL mock draft 2018: First-round picks, top players, NFL draft order for the 2018 NFL Draft

The 2018 NFL Draft is once again expected to be loaded with talented players.Below find a 2018 NFL mock draft, and an up to date NFL draft order. The first round of the 2018 NFL Draft is set for April 26.  Baker Mayfield should be a high pick in the draft, as will USC quarterback  Sam Darnold. This draft figures to be quarterback heavy, with potentially...
Olympics Hockey 2018: Scores, schedule, bracket, results for Thursday (02/22/2018)

Olympics Hockey 2018: Scores, schedule, bracket, results for Thursday (02/22/2018)

Olympics Hockey 2018 continues on Friday, February 23. There are no games Thursday. The men’s tournament is in the semifinals. In the women’s tournament, USA beat Canada to win the gold medal. Friday, February 23 LIVE SCORES Czech Republic vs. Olympic Athletes from Russia, 2:40 a.m. ET Friday, Feb. 23 Canada vs. Germany, 7:10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 23 Click here for a live bracket...
Auburn basketball: No more ‘holding back’ Chuma Okeke after freshman’s career night vs. Alabama

Auburn basketball: No more ‘holding back’ Chuma Okeke after freshman’s career night vs. Alabama

AUBURN, Ala. — Auburn basketball fans finally got to see the full version of Chuma Okeke on Wednesday night. With center Anfernee McLemore out for the season and No. 2 scorer Mustapha Heron battling a stomach virus, Bruce Pearl pulled his hands back and let his 6-foot-8 freshman phenom from Atlanta go. “I’ve been telling you the only thing that is holding Chuma Okeke...
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