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MLS franchise Columbus Crew SC exploring move to Austin

Luring an inaugural major-league sports franchise to Austin advanced Tuesday from a far-fetched idea to a legitimate possibility. Anthony Precourt, chief executive officer of Precourt Sports Ventures, announced his intention to move Columbus Crew SC, a Major League Soccer franchise, from the capital city of Ohio to the capital of Texas in 2019. If, that is, he can secure a stadium deal in Austin...


Sound Off: At midway point of season for Texas, what could be better going forward?

Sound Off: At midway point of season for Texas, what could be better going forward?

It’s time for a mid-season review in this week’s “Sound Off” video on Hookem.com. Texas is 3-3 overall and 2-1 in Big 12 play following a 29-24 loss to Oklahoma last Saturday at the Cotton Bowl. Quarterback Sam Ehlinger cemented himself as the team’s starting quarterback going forward after his second straight 100-yard rushing game...
The Whys of Texas: No, Texas doctors did not send an injured Sam Ehlinger back onto the field

The Whys of Texas: No, Texas doctors did not send an injured Sam Ehlinger back onto the field

Texas coach Tom Herman left no doubt last week that the Oklahoma game held an elevated standard. Kudos to him for sticking with that same thought process afterward, when it he could have easily shrugged it off. Herman even praised Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield, the Lake Travis product who will finish his collegiate career with a personal 2-2 mark against the Horns. &ldquo...
Texas G Andrew Jones named to Jerry West Award watch list

Texas G Andrew Jones named to Jerry West Award watch list

According to a national committee of college basketball personnel, the Texas men will enter the 2017-18 season with one of the top 20 shooting guards in the country. Sophomore Andrew Jones was named to the Jerry West Award watch list released this week. The award is handed out annually to the top shooting guard in college basketball. RELATED: Andrew Jones will return...
Next five up? Five guys Texas wants to finish the 2018 recruiting class

Next five up? Five guys Texas wants to finish the 2018 recruiting class

Stay updated on the latest Texas Longhorns recruiting news brought to you by Longhorns recruiting beat writer Mike Craven of Hookem.com. The Forty will publish M-F at 10 a.m. to provide Texas fans with an in-depth look at the latest for the Longhorns on the recruiting trail.  Texas picked up commitment No. 19 on Saturday when 4-star...
Easy Gumbo Recipe by Tony Chachere

Easy Gumbo Recipe by Tony Chachere

The seasons are changing and the temperatures are cooling down, and in Louisiana that means it’s time for Gumbo. Gumbo is a staple in Louisiana kitchens and this recipe is the only one you need. With it you can easily add all the flavor without any hassle! It takes just a few greens, meat of your choice, and, of course, Tony Chachere’s Instant Roux Mix, Tony Chachere&rsquo...
Mo Bamba quickly becoming face of Longhorns basketball

Mo Bamba quickly becoming face of Longhorns basketball

Good morning and welcome to Breakfast with Bevo, your morning stop for Texas Longhorns news and notes. Check us out  every weekday morning for everything you need to know about Texas football, recruiting, basketball and more. Texas freshman Mo Bamba hasn’t played a minute of basketball and yet he’s quickly becoming the face of the program. Texas beat...
Weekend of upsets alter road maps to CFP semifinals

Weekend of upsets alter road maps to CFP semifinals

More than halfway through the college football season, we've experienced our first chaotic weekend that shook up the playoff picture. Seven ranked teams lost, with four of those teams ranked in the top 10. With all the latest shifts in mind, here's a look at my top 12 college football teams and the path they face trying to earn one of the four College Football Playoff semifinal bids:  1. Alabama...
Penn State's climb from embarrassed to elite

Penn State's climb from embarrassed to elite

The conversation started as soon as Penn State's players entered the visitors' locker room at the Big House after Michigan had administered a 49-10 beating on them, a defeat that fueled further belief that perhaps James Franklin wasn't the right head coach for the Nittany Lions. Before quarterback Trace McSorley would face the media and apologize for what he called the "embarrassment" of...
Eastern Conference preview: Are Celtics and Cavs vulnerable?

Eastern Conference preview: Are Celtics and Cavs vulnerable?

In the Eastern Conference, the Boston Celtics and Cleveland Cavaliers have continued to reshape their rosters in hopes of not just winning the conference, but of having a chance in the NBA finals against the dominant Golden State Warriors or the league’s two new superteams in Houston and Oklahoma City. The teams are listed in their predicted order of finish within their divisions. 59-23 last...
The NFL is becoming a women's game faster than you fans think

The NFL is becoming a women's game faster than you fans think

Wearing all of her Dallas Cowboys swag, Tamy Ben walked around AT&T Stadium before the season opener against the New York Giants last month. Like most in North Texas, she couldn't wait to get in the stadium and get the 2017 NFL season underway. "I've been a Cowboys fan my entire life, ever since I was a little girl," said Ben, a Fort Worth, Texas resident. "I am a true Cowboys fan."...
Five reasons the Eagles are at the top of the NFC

Five reasons the Eagles are at the top of the NFC

The Eagles are idle until next Monday night, which means they can enjoy at least a full week of unquestioned NFC supremacy. Weekend losses by the Packers and Falcons, combined with the Eagles' win at Carolina on Thursday, left the Birds with a 5-1 record, best in the conference; 4-0 against conference opponents; and 2-0 in the East. They lost at Kansas City, and they aren't perfect, but they have...
New version of football targets falling youth participation

New version of football targets falling youth participation

Nobody is keeping track of the score or exactly how much time is left in the game. Then again, the Colts and Cougars have been playing in the rain for about an hour and a coach still has to remind the official that a fumble is a dead ball.  It is not just the padded-up grade schoolers who are getting used to a new way to play football. The adults are learning, too.  "It's bobbleheaded...
Bob Knight welcomes FBI's cleansing of college basketball

Bob Knight welcomes FBI's cleansing of college basketball

You have to go back to the Mitchell Report, when former Maine Sen. George Mitchell conducted a 20-month investigation into steroid use in baseball, to find an event like the two-year FBI investigation into college basketball recruiting that is currently rocking the sports world. There are many who believe that college basketball will never be the same, but former Indiana coach Bob Knight said that...
Western Conference preview: The Warriors and 14 other guys

Western Conference preview: The Warriors and 14 other guys

The Houston Rockets and the Oklahoma City Thunder spent the offseason undergoing massive overhauls in hopes of keeping up with the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Boston Celtics. To say that any of the four teams were keeping up with the defending champion Golden State Warriors would probably be an overstatement, and that notion was reinforced when 93 percent of the league’s general managers picked...
Longhorns in the NFL: Week 6 features more Longhorns touchdowns

Longhorns in the NFL: Week 6 features more Longhorns touchdowns

Is there such a thing as a former Longhorn? These players will always be Longhorns to University of Texas fans, even though they’ve graduated to the next level of football. Every week we’ll update you on how they performed the previous weekend. Here’s a look at the Longhorns in the NFL and how they fared in Week 6. The bye week must have worked wonders for...
Bianca Turati wins ITA Texas Regional Championship

Bianca Turati wins ITA Texas Regional Championship

Texas sophomore Bianca Turati topped teammate Petra Granic for the singles title of the ITA Texas Regional Championships in Fort Worth Tuesday. Turati won 7-5, 6-3 to take the singles title for Texas. Both qualified for the ITA National Fall Championships by reaching the final at the regional. “Bianca and Petra waged a demanding battle,” said UT head coach Howard...
Making the big move: F1 teams, tracks are all about travel logistics

Making the big move: F1 teams, tracks are all about travel logistics

On the Formula One circuit, missing an engine part isn’t exactly like forgetting a toothbrush. “I’ve seen people put stuff on airplanes in a passenger seat because they didn’t have room for it,” said David Pace, vice president of operations at Circuit of the Americas. “Bought a seat for it, put it on the plane and shipped it over here with a person.” Believe...
Nick Starkel is healthy, but A&M is sticking with Kellen Mond at QB

Nick Starkel is healthy, but A&M is sticking with Kellen Mond at QB

Nick Starkel took a trip to Florida last weekend. It was a big deal. He donned shoulder pads and a helmet and participated in warmups with the rest of his Texas A&M teammates before Saturday night’s game with the Gators. And that was an even bigger deal given that on Sept. 4, he had what many believed to be season-ending surgery on his ankle. As the Aggies enjoy a bye week, coach Kevin Sumlin...
Ranking Big 12 teams 1 through 10 with a comment on each

Ranking Big 12 teams 1 through 10 with a comment on each

BIG 12 POWER POLL Rnk (prv) Team;W-L (conf.);Next opponent;Comment 1. (1) TCU;6-0 (3-0);vs. Kansas (1-5), Sat.;Frogs will enjoy basically a bye week as their second string could whip Jayhawks by 14 to 20 points. 2. (2) Oklahoma State;5-1 (2-1);at Texas (3-3), Sat.;Cowboys humming again, climbing to No. 1 in nation in scoring (48.8) and passing yards (411.2). 3. (3) Oklahoma;5-1 (2-1);at Kansas State...
Bohls: Count me as pro-tough love, pro-tough QBs, and pro-pro soccer

Bohls: Count me as pro-tough love, pro-tough QBs, and pro-pro soccer

While I got ya, here are nine things and one crazy prediction: 1. What I love and hate about this Texas football season so far: I love the fact Tom Herman has the guts to demote stud receiver Collin Johnson for not being physical enough, that Sam Ehlinger has the toughness of a rhinoceros and sometimes runs like one, that the Longhorns never quit even if they’re down 20-0 to Oklahoma, that linebacker...
From the high ground, a distant view of F1 racing at U.S. Grand Prix

From the high ground, a distant view of F1 racing at U.S. Grand Prix

Haywood’s Hill will once again be a popular spot with campers looking for a bargain-rate spot to watch this weekend’s United States Grand Prix and the accompanying big-name concerts. “I had about 100 (campers) last year, including 30 RVs. This year I can’t take anyone else,” said property owner Don Haywood. At last check, though, he was still selling views of the weekend...
Texas Tip-Off event a chance for Longhorns fans to see Mo Bamba, retooled roster

Texas Tip-Off event a chance for Longhorns fans to see Mo Bamba, retooled roster

The Texas marketing department thinks long and hard before choosing which players’ photos get plastered across billboards, city buses or game programs. It’s a signal to fans that this is a player to watch. Usually, the marketing department builds its season ticket campaigns around veterans, someone who fans have come to know and cheer for. Mo Bamba is changing all...
Sam Ehlinger showered with ‘Texas sucks’ chants, throws up horns

Sam Ehlinger showered with ‘Texas sucks’ chants, throws up horns

The Longhorns pride runs deep with Sam Ehlinger. How deep? Moments after suffering a heartbreaking loss in his first Red River Rivalry, the Texas freshman was spotted giving it back to some hearty Oklahoma fans. While jogging toward the Cotton Bowl tunnel, Ehlinger encountered “Texas sucks” chants from the crowd. He responded by throwing up his Horns and going along...
DeShon Elliott named Sporting News Midseason All-American

DeShon Elliott named Sporting News Midseason All-American

Texas Longhorns junior safety DeShon Elliott’s statement season hasn’t gone without praise. After being named as a Midseason All-American by ESPN just weeks ago, another major publication has echoed those sentiments with Sporting News naming Elliott as a Midseason All-American on Tuesday. The Rockwall product has been an absolute ballhawk for the Horns thus far. His five interceptions...
2019 offensive tackle Kenyon Green not 100-percent committed to LSU

2019 offensive tackle Kenyon Green not 100-percent committed to LSU

Stay updated on the latest Texas Longhorns recruiting news brought to you by Longhorns recruiting beat writer Mike Craven of Hookem.com. The Forty will publish M-F at 10 a.m. to provide Texas fans with an in-depth look at the latest for the Longhorns on the recruiting trail.  The best offensive lineman in the state is Kenyon Green, a...
At 3-3, Texas football appears to be definition of average

At 3-3, Texas football appears to be definition of average

Good morning and welcome to Breakfast with Bevo, your morning stop for Texas Longhorns news and notes. Check us out  every weekday morning for everything you need to know about Texas football, recruiting, basketball and more. Halfway through the 2017 season, Texas is a toss-up to make a bowl game. The Longhorns came close to upsetting rival Oklahoma in a back-and-fort...
Auburn-LSU gave us college football's winners and losers for Week 7

Auburn-LSU gave us college football's winners and losers for Week 7

Looking at the highs and lows of the seventh full Saturday of the college football season . . . Auburn was in the midst of an exorcism in Death Valley, a place where it enjoyed almost no success over the last two decades. Instead, it was left with one of its most miserable losses ever to Louisiana State. Guz Malzahn's team scored the first 20 points, only to see Louisiana State rally behind a handful...
2017-18 NBA predictions

2017-18 NBA predictions

Charlotte Observer NBA writer Rick Bonnell takes a stab at predicting 2017-18 champions, superlatives and awards: The Golden State Warriors repeat in five games over the Cleveland Cavaliers. This will likely end LeBron James' second coming with the Cavs.  James Harden, Houston Rockets: Just a gut feeling that Chris Paul will help Harden hit yet another level, and the Rockets will challenge the...
Finding a favorite in the unpredictable NFC is anyone's guess

Finding a favorite in the unpredictable NFC is anyone's guess

Some NFC team is going to play in the Super Bowl this season. It says so right there in the NFL rules, and anyway, it would be weird if the AFC champion showed up in February and there wasn't an opponent. But which team? The answer is no clearer six weeks into the season than it was in the middle of the summer. The whole league is in chaos after Week 6 shook the snow globe that is the NFL. There are...
Finals MVP Durant keeps launching shots, eager to be better

Finals MVP Durant keeps launching shots, eager to be better

Fatigued after a long flight home from China, Kevin Durant knocked down one baseline 3-pointer after another — making 21 of 22 and 19 straight before finally another miss had him hollering in frustration over the blaring music .  Stephen Curry wasn't even pushing him this time in one of their thrilling competitions — just KD and a couple of capable rebounders.  The NBA Finals...
The five biggest questions facing the Nationals this offseason

The five biggest questions facing the Nationals this offseason

The dust has had a day to settle, though the Nationals will have to wait 12 months to brush it aside, since what happened to their franchise Thursday night will linger over them with the rest of the October memories until they can somehow toss them into the wind. In the meantime, the process of doing better next year has already begun. Nationals General Manager Mike Rizzo began preliminarily outlining...
How the Astros built a contender from the ground up

How the Astros built a contender from the ground up

His bumbling team was 40 games under .500. Eleven times, the Houston Astros had pushed a game into extra innings. Eleven times, they had lost. This was an August morning in 2012, and few fans would show up to Minute Maid Park that night. The Astros would be shut out and lose for the 25th time in 28 games. From his office beyond left field, in a converted train station on Crawford Street, the team&rsquo...
After big upsets, this week could be even better

After big upsets, this week could be even better

Think of all the things we knew just a few days ago.  We knew Clemson was neck and neck with Alabama at the top of the college football heap, the two programs seemingly distancing themselves from the pack.  We knew Washington had nudged its way into the driver's seat in the Pac-12 Conference with a clear sailing toward a playoff spot.  We knew Washington State was this season's Cinderella...
Training for the marathon on 1.3 legs

Training for the marathon on 1.3 legs

I run for the church ladies who tell me to “Go, girl!” in their Sunday best, Bibles in one hand and free hands reaching toward the sky. For the bus driver who honks as I pass and gives me a thumbs-up when I look over. For the steady flow of strangers whose subtle smiles remind me of the depths of kindness. New Yorkers aren’t usually such enthusiastic cheerleaders for the average...
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...
Mike Gundy calls Texas ‘the most athletic team’ in Big 12

Mike Gundy calls Texas ‘the most athletic team’ in Big 12

Oklahoma State head coach Mike Gundy is very impressed with what he’s seen from the Texas Longhorns this season. The Longhorns and Cowboys will square off on Saturday. Gundy previewed the matchup in his weekly press conference on Monday, and gave Texas plenty of praise. “We need a great week of preparation for Texas,” he said. “They are, in my opinion at least...
Golden’s nuggets: On Texas’ 3-3 start, Sumlin’s revival, Romo and Kap

Golden’s nuggets: On Texas’ 3-3 start, Sumlin’s revival, Romo and Kap

Let’s start his week’s Nuggets with an exchange between yours truly and Tom Herman at his Monday press conference. “Tom, you’re a handful of plays from being 5-1 — “ Herman interjected: “But we’re not.” Yep, the Longhorns are 3-3, their schedule is unforgiving and now they get to play their second straight marquee offense in as many weeks. The...
You’ll never believe the cost of Ferrari’s failed part on Vettel’s car

You’ll never believe the cost of Ferrari’s failed part on Vettel’s car

Ferrari carries an annual Formula One racing budget reportedly north of $450 million. The cost of the faulty spark plug that pretty much derailed Sebastian Vettel’s championship hopes in 2017? $69. Vettel’s engine lost power because of a bad plug in the last race at Suzuka, Japan, on Oct. 8, forcing him to retire after four laps and costing him 25 points. The Ferrari driver will enter...
Bobcats seek healing in bye week after 6th straight loss

Bobcats seek healing in bye week after 6th straight loss

Texas State couldn’t have asked for a better time for a bye week, according to head coach Everett Withers, whose team is coming off a 24-7 loss to Louisiana-Lafayette. “It’s a good time for us, we needed it,” said the second-year coach. “As you get into the bye week, you look at the number and you see that we still only have 68 scholarship players. We won’t have...
Just plain average: Longhorns’ 3-3 record mirrors the inconsistent offensive play

Just plain average: Longhorns’ 3-3 record mirrors the inconsistent offensive play

Tom Herman can’t stand mediocrity. He inherited a Texas football program that went 46-42 from 2010-16. His Longhorns are 3-3, the definition of average. What’s worse, six games into the season, the offense can be equally exciting, frustrating and just plain blah at times. Taken on the whole, it’s average. Where would these Longhorns be without Sam Ehlinger?...
Ed Orgeron believes a national championship is near for LSU

Ed Orgeron believes a national championship is near for LSU

BATON ROUGE, La. — Ed Orgeron is confident that a national championship is not far around the corner for LSU. When asked by a caller to his radio show how far the Tigers could go with the “true grit” they showed in their rally from a 20-point deficit to beat No. 10 Auburn, Orgeron suggested the ultimate goal. “Our team showed true grit, and if we stick together...
Cowboys LT Tyron Smith, CB Chidobe Awuzie DNP on Wednesday

Cowboys LT Tyron Smith, CB Chidobe Awuzie DNP on Wednesday

The Dallas Cowboys were without left tackle Tyron Smith and rookie cornerback Chidobe Awuzie at practice on Wednesday. Smith (back) and Awuzie (hamstring) were listed as DNP on the Cowboys’ injury report, while linebacker Sean Lee and RT La’el Collins were both full participants. Smith missed some practice with that back injury leading up to the Cowboys’ last game in...
WATCH: Oklahoma State takes star turn on the TODAY Show

WATCH: Oklahoma State takes star turn on the TODAY Show

The Oklahoma State Cowboys appeared on Wednesday’s edition of NBC’s the TODAY Show. Well, that’s not the whole story. They weren’t featured for their 5-1 record, or their No. 10 ranking in the AP Poll. No, the Cowboys were on national TV because of the way they sleep. Oklahoma State’s partnership with Rise Science has drawn plenty of attention. The Cowboys...
Kliff Kingsbury elected to Texas High School Football Hall of Fame

Kliff Kingsbury elected to Texas High School Football Hall of Fame

It’s been a heck of a week for Texas Tech head coach Kliff Kingsbury. He’s widely regarded as being firmly off the hot seat. His Red Raiders are looking pretty good this season. And on Wednesday afternoon, it was announced that he’ll be inducted into the Texas High School Football Hall of Fame as the representative from the 1990s. Kingsbury was a standout...
Zach’s Mail Stack: Which Tampa tackle will Florida land?

Zach’s Mail Stack: Which Tampa tackle will Florida land?

“Zach’s Mail Stack” is a weekly mailbag with SEC Country reporter Zach Abolverdi, who has covered Florida Gators recruiting since 2010. This week Abolverdi analyzes Florida’s chances with Richard Gouraige, Nicholas Petit-Frere and Brendan Radley-Hiles.  Abolverdi: There’s no doubt that Richard Gouraige and Nicholas Petit-Frere are priorities...
ESPN calls QB Brandon Wimbush Notre Dame’s ‘X-factor’

ESPN calls QB Brandon Wimbush Notre Dame’s ‘X-factor’

If Notre Dame (5-1) is going to maneuver its way through what is considered the nation’s No. 7 most difficult remaining schedule with the intention of competing for double-digit wins for the second time in five years, it is going to need a fully healthy (and ultra productive) Brandon Wimbush under center. ESPN put together a list of “ X-factors&rdquo...
Kentucky Basketball: Why these young Cats are picked to win an improved SEC yet again

Kentucky Basketball: Why these young Cats are picked to win an improved SEC yet again

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — You’ll never believe this: Kentucky basketball was picked to win the SEC again on Wednesday at the league’s annual media day. “Kentucky is No. 1 because they’ve earned the right to be No. 1,” said Ole Miss coach Andy Kennedy, whose team was picked to finish 10 th. “As long as John Calipari is still...
Arkansas defense will “never forget” what happened last year against Auburn

Arkansas defense will “never forget” what happened last year against Auburn

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Five hundred forty-three. Fifty-six. Twenty-five. If those numbers don’t mean anything to the casual fan, it’s excusable. For the Arkansas football, they were the three most embarrassing numbers of the 2016 season. They all related to this week’s opponent. The first number – 543 – is the number of yards rushing the Razorbacks gave...
WATCH: Nick Saban isn’t trying to be a ‘wise-ass,’ just doesn’t know how to answer a certain question

WATCH: Nick Saban isn’t trying to be a ‘wise-ass,’ just doesn’t know how to answer a certain question

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Alabama coach Nick Saban wanted to blow up during his Wednesday news conference, but the moment never presented itself. All of the signs were there. The tapping of the podium. Slightly raising his voice. However, the right question never came. Instead, Saban had a little fun with a question about freshman wide receiver Henry Ruggs III. Saban was asked what allows...
LSU mailbag: Breaking down QB targets, chances of landing Anthony Cook

LSU mailbag: Breaking down QB targets, chances of landing Anthony Cook

Welcome to SEC Country’s weekly mailbag, a question-and-answer forum between readers and LSU team and recruiting reporter Sam Spiegelman. In this edition, we touch on LSU’s quarterback board and evaluating the top two targets, tidbits from 5-star cornerback Anthony Cook’s recent official visit, and which commits and targets will sign their...
James Franklin has answer for fans without white clothes for white-out against Michigan

James Franklin has answer for fans without white clothes for white-out against Michigan

Penn State has issued a white-out game for its upcoming showdown against No. 19-ranked Michigan. The game is set for a 7:30 p.m. ET start on Oct. 21 and will be televised on ABC. It’ll be a home, night game against a nationally-ranked power. Emotions will be high. Aside from the high emotions, what will also be flowing throughout the stadium will be Nittany Lions fans decked out...
West Virginia unveils uniforms for Baylor game

West Virginia unveils uniforms for Baylor game

West Virginia will look as sharp as always when they play Baylor on Saturday. The Mountaineers unveiled their uniforms on Wednesday for their road trip to Waco. West Virginia will don white helmets, white jerseys with gold accents and blue pants for Saturday’s game. It’s a classic Mountaineers look that highlights the program’s traditional colors. The last time they...
Denver Broncos may be missing Wade Phillips more than they expected

Denver Broncos may be missing Wade Phillips more than they expected

In comparison to the other 31 franchises in the National Football League, the Denver Broncos are in the midst of another outstanding season on the defensive side of the ball. By their own standards, though, they haven’t played well enough to reach their goals. Through six weeks (five games for Denver) the Broncos’ defense ranks No. 1 in the NFL in total defense (261.8 yards...
Seahawks coach Pete Carroll: DE Cliff Avril may have to retire from the NFL due to injury

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll: DE Cliff Avril may have to retire from the NFL due to injury

Seattle Seahawks defensive end Cliff Avril may have played his last game in the NFL. Seahawks coach Pete Carroll announced Wednesday that Avril will go injured reserve after suffering a spinal injury on Oct. 1 against the Indianapolis Colts that left Avril with numbness in hands and arms. “He’s seeing a bunch of doctors, seriously looking at a big decision,” Carroll reportedly...
Nebraska recruiting: Marcus Hicks enjoys first visit, Cameron Pieper accepts walk-on offer

Nebraska recruiting: Marcus Hicks enjoys first visit, Cameron Pieper accepts walk-on offer

Stay updated with Nebraska Cornhuskers football recruiting in the latest edition of The Harvest, which posts at 7:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Be sure to check out all previous editions of  The Harvest here. The last two home games have served as the front for two big recruiting weekends for Nebraska. Not only have 2018 commits and prospects visited...
ESPN calls Travis Etienne Clemson’s ‘X-factor’

ESPN calls Travis Etienne Clemson’s ‘X-factor’

Even with the shocking loss to Syracuse last week, Clemson (6-1, 4-1 ACC) still controls its destiny and remains in contention for a third straight College Football Playoff appearance. But in order for the Tigers to avoid another addition to the wrong side of the win-loss record, they’re going to need a few players in particular to step up their game during the latter...
What Mike Riley said after Nebraska’s practice on Wednesday

What Mike Riley said after Nebraska’s practice on Wednesday

Coming off a 56-14 loss to Ohio State this past week, the Nebraska Cornhuskers have a bye prior to its Oct. 28 game at Purdue. The 42-point loss to the Buckeyes was the team’s worst this season, pushing the Cornhuskers’ record to 3-4 overall and 2-2 in the Big Ten. On Wednesday, Nebraska coach Mike Riley talked to the media after his team’s practice. &ldquo...
Florida State safety Derwin James excited to face Lamar Jackson and Louisville

Florida State safety Derwin James excited to face Lamar Jackson and Louisville

Not only did Derwin James have to watch Florida State’s matchup with Louisville last season from Tallahassee due to a knee injury, he had to watch Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson torch a Seminoles defense that he knew he could help. James, the Seminoles’ star safety, had torn his meniscus the week prior. The Cardinals beat the Seminoles 63-20 and Jackson scored...
South Carolina football: Injury timelines for Rico Dowdle, Deebo Samuel, K.C. Crosby

South Carolina football: Injury timelines for Rico Dowdle, Deebo Samuel, K.C. Crosby

COLUMBIA, S.C. — During his call-in show on Wednesday night, South Carolina coach Will Muschamp offered potential recovery timelines for Rico Dowdle, Deebo Samuel and K.C. Crosby. All three suffered fractured fibulas. “Certainly, in a bowl game situation, he’ll be back,” Muschamp said of Dowdle, who went down against Tennessee. “And K.C. Crosby...
Report: Kentucky freshman forward Jarred Vanderbilt could miss entire season

Report: Kentucky freshman forward Jarred Vanderbilt could miss entire season

Initial reports suggested Kentucky freshman forward Jarred Vanderbilt could be out three months with a foot injury. Now it could be much worse. A report from ESPN on Wednesday features a quote from Kentucky head coach John Calipari saying Vanderbilt might miss the whole year. Vanderbilt, the No. 12 player in the 2017 class according to 247 Sports, was expected to contribute this season...
Mike Gundy opens up on T. Boone Pickens, changing expectations

Mike Gundy opens up on T. Boone Pickens, changing expectations

Mike Gundy sat down with an in-depth interview with SBNation’s Bill Connelly, and the resulting interview was fascinating. Gundy opened up about expectations at Oklahoma State have changed, as well as how football offenses are evolving and his relationship with Cowboys mega-donor T. Boone Pickens. “I didn’t have that relationship with him. I work every day of my life...
Live updates: Nick Saban holds final press conference prior to Tennessee at No. 1 Alabama

Live updates: Nick Saban holds final press conference prior to Tennessee at No. 1 Alabama

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Looking for any edge he can give is team, University of Alabama football coach Nick Saban is playing up the Third Saturday in October rivalry as Tennessee comes calling at Bryant-Denny Stadium this week. Although the Vols are struggling and haven’t scored a touchdown since defeating UMass on Sept. 23, it’s still considered the SEC game of...
Mississippi State vs. Kentucky: 5 things to know

Mississippi State vs. Kentucky: 5 things to know

Mississippi State will welcome Kentucky to Starkville during Week 8 action in a battle between two of the SEC’s rising programs this season. The Bulldogs are 4-2 (2-1 SEC), thanks to an offense that protects both the ball and its quarterback. Mississippi State has yet to lose a fumble on an offensive possession and has allowed quarterback Nick Fitzgerald to be sacked...
Patriots CB Stephon Gilmore, LB Elandon Roberts DNP on Wednesday

Patriots CB Stephon Gilmore, LB Elandon Roberts DNP on Wednesday

The New England Patriots got some unexpected news late in Week 6 when cornerback Stephon Gilmore was ruled out of their game against New York Jets after going into concussion protocol on Saturday. Gilmore did not return to practice on Wednesday, and others who did not participate inclued Elandon Roberts (ankle) and Harvey Langi (back), and cornerback Eric Rowe (groin). Wide...
Former Nebraska Cornhuskers WR Brandon Reilly took Uber from Chicago to Buffalo

Former Nebraska Cornhuskers WR Brandon Reilly took Uber from Chicago to Buffalo

Ideally, if you’re in the NFL, you would take a plane to get from the city of Chicago to Buffalo. However, what if you miss your connecting flight? Well, if you’re former Nebraska Cornhuskers wide receiver Brandon Reilly — who played in Lincoln from 2013-2016 and is currently on the Buffalo Bills — you can take an Uber. Reilly initially traveled to Omaha during...
Report: University of Portland basketball player files lawsuit against Oregon, Dana Altman

Report: University of Portland basketball player files lawsuit against Oregon, Dana Altman

The University of Oregon and head basketball coach Dana Altman have had a lawsuit filed against them alleging negligence stemming from a recruiting visit in 2015 that ended with a severe injury. The lawsuit was reported by The Oregonian on Wednesday. Crisshawn Clark, a guard from the University of Portland, claims that he suffered an ACL injury while working out for Oregon...
Miami coach Mark Richt once told Malik Rosier ‘you won’t play for me’

Miami coach Mark Richt once told Malik Rosier ‘you won’t play for me’

Miami quarterback Malik Rosier has shattered expectations this season after stepping into the void left by four-year starter Brad Kaaya. Rosier has engineered game-winning drives in the final minute of two straight games and led the Hurricanes to a 5-0 record and a top 10 national ranking. According to Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald, at least part of that success...
Sound Off: Mississippi State dominates BYU, looks ahead to visit from Kentucky

Sound Off: Mississippi State dominates BYU, looks ahead to visit from Kentucky

Mississippi State enjoyed a comfortable 35-10 victory against BYU last Saturday in Starkville. It marked the Bulldogs’ first victory after defeats to Georgia and Auburn, and they improved to 4-2 while achieving a needed reset. There were many positives for the Bulldogs to take from the game against BYU. Mississippi State showcased a balanced attack. Plus, its defense...
Kentucky Basketball: Calipari says Gilgeous-Alexander pushing to start at point guard

Kentucky Basketball: Calipari says Gilgeous-Alexander pushing to start at point guard

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Last week, Kentucky coach John Calipari said freshman Shai Gilgeous-Alexander was battling McDonald’s All-American point guard Quade Green in practice. Calipari went a step further Wednesday at SEC Media Day. “He could start,” the coach said of Gilgeous-Alexander, a top-40 recruit but the second-lowest rated player in the Wildcats’ ...
Alabama basketball likely to end NCAA drought (just don’t mention the FBI)

Alabama basketball likely to end NCAA drought (just don’t mention the FBI)

NASHVILLE — When Alabama basketball began practice this summer, a pair of incoming freshmen proved to be a little too “boisterous” for coach Avery Johnson’s taste. There was a missed cut, a turnover and some yelling. Then, a crucial moment of leadership from Johnson’s returning players. “Relax,” sophomores Braxton Key and Dazon Ingram told the...
Sound Off: Florida State capable of demolishing Lamar Jackson and Louisville

Sound Off: Florida State capable of demolishing Lamar Jackson and Louisville

Florida State may not be playing pretty football in 2017, but Jimbo Fisher’s squad refuses to quit. The Seminoles (2-3) bounced back from their bitter loss to in-state rival Miami and scored a road win over Duke last Saturday to move to 20-0 all time against the Blue Devils and avoid their first 1-4 start since 1975. True freshman quarterback James Blackman had his best game of the...
Purdue’s first signature beer, Boiler Gold, to hit stores Thursday

Purdue’s first signature beer, Boiler Gold, to hit stores Thursday

There’s nothing like a refreshing, cold beer to quench your thirst after a hard day’s work. Starting Thursday, that very beer that Purdue fans may be drinking, may be Boiler Gold. Thanks to People’s Brewing Company, Boiler Gold will be available in Tippecanoe County liquor stores and other outlets that carry other People’s Brewing Company beers. The...
Sound Off: Can Gus Malzahn do anything vs. Arkansas to ease pressure?

Sound Off: Can Gus Malzahn do anything vs. Arkansas to ease pressure?

Gus Malzahn is firmly back in the middle of hot-seat talk after Auburn football blew a 20-point lead in a loss at LSU last Saturday. Now the Tigers have to pick up the pieces and take on struggling Arkansas away from home. But with the way Arkansas has played this season, is there anything Malzahn can do to win back some fans? SEC Country’s Justin Ferguson and Lauren...
Sound Off: Grading the Gamecocks after beating Vols, going into bye week

Sound Off: Grading the Gamecocks after beating Vols, going into bye week

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Coming off a big road win against Tennessee, South Carolina is riding high into the bye week. Mike Chapman joins SEC Country’s Hale McGranahan to look back at the first seven games of the 2017 season in this edition of Zaxby’s Sound Off. South Carolina won an ugly game in Knoxville, and that’s all that matters as the Gamecocks head into...
Rhule: KJ Smith out for West Virginia; Pooh Stricklin, John Lovett likely out

Rhule: KJ Smith out for West Virginia; Pooh Stricklin, John Lovett likely out

Baylor head coach Matt Rhule gave an update on the status of several Bears for Saturday’s game against West Virginia. As tweeted by SicEm365’s Craig Smoak, Baylor will likely be missing some key components against the Mountaineers. Lovett was announced as questionable earlier today with a toe injury. The freshman back has ran for 389 yards this season to lead the team. Stricklin...
Sound Off: Clemson still a playoff contender with a healthy Kelly Bryant at QB

Sound Off: Clemson still a playoff contender with a healthy Kelly Bryant at QB

Clemson suffered through a nightmarish effort at Syracuse on Friday the 13th, as the defending national champions suffered their first loss of the season to drop from the No. 2 spot in the Associated Press Top 25 poll. Dabo Swinney’s squad (6-1) looked shaky in all three phases against the Orange, and first-year starting quarterback Kelly Bryant left the game with a concussion...
Tampa is awarded 2021 Super Bowl at league meetings

Tampa is awarded 2021 Super Bowl at league meetings

Tampa will be hosting the Super Bowl for the fifth time. At the recent NFL league meetings, Tampa was awarded the 2021 Super Bowl. “The final approval of Super Bowl LV is a great source of pride for the Glazer family, the Buccaneers organization and the entire Tampa Bay region,” Tampa Bay Buccaneers co-chairman Brian Glazer said, via Buccaneers.com. “We have...
Kentucky football: Forget home-field advantage; Wildcats like playing on road

Kentucky football: Forget home-field advantage; Wildcats like playing on road

We are tackling the best question supplied by Kentucky fans every day. If you’d like to submit a question, tweet to Kyle Tucker  here and Joe Mussatto here. Look for the “Question of the Day” every Monday through Friday.  If you were anywhere near Kentucky’s practice field Tuesday evening, you would’ve heard them. Cowbells. For...
Sound Off: Florida football has a lot to fix during the bye week

Sound Off: Florida football has a lot to fix during the bye week

The Florida Gators head into the bye week with more questions than they have answers. Florida sits at 3-3 overall and 3-2 in conference play after a 19-17 loss to the Texas A&M Aggies on Saturday . So with a week off before heading to Jacksonville to face the No. 3 Georgia Bulldogs, coach Jim McElwain and his staff will need to...
Sound Off: Who has been Alabama’s best player through first half of season?

Sound Off: Who has been Alabama’s best player through first half of season?

Over the last few weeks, three different University of Alabama players have had their names mentioned regarding the Heisman Trophy, the greatest individual honor in college football. First it was sophomore quarterback Jalen Hurts, the reigning SEC Offensive Player of the Year. All he’s been doing is guiding the league’s best offense, and had his first turnover of...
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