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Breaking: Miami Dolphins respond to Donald Trump with protest during national anthem

Dolphins running back Jay Ajayi warms up before the game against the Jets wearing a shirt in support of former 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun) EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Most members of the Dolphins — including owner Stephen Ross — responded to criticism from President Donald Trump by interlocking arms during the national anthem before...
Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross stands with players before anthem

Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross stands with players before anthem

Stephen Ross supported his players on the field on Sunday. (Getty Images) EAST RUTHERFORD — Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross stood by his players on Sunday — literally. Ross stood with his players during the national anthem before the game at the New York Jets, linked arm-in-arm. Ross linked arms with center Mike Pouncey and safety Reshad Jones. Some players kneeled while others...
Former Hurricanes great Michael Irvin denounces Trump’s comments

Former Hurricanes great Michael Irvin denounces Trump’s comments

NFL Network analyst and former Miami Hurricanes great Michael Irvin spoke on NFL GameDay this morning denouncing President Donald Trump’s comments towards protesting NFL players. “I thought about it yesterday. We’re sitting in meeting rooms and it comes to this. In the offseason, I show up at church every Sunday. I get energy and motivation and inspiration from it. Our (production)...
Miami Dolphins Inactives vs. Jets: Jordan Phillips (ankle) out

Miami Dolphins Inactives vs. Jets: Jordan Phillips (ankle) out

This photo represents Jordan Phillips doing well. (Getty Images) EAST RUTHERFORD — The Miami Dolphins will go without out defensive tackle Jordan Phillips (ankle) against the New York Jets on Sunday. Phillips was in a walking boot this week after his ankle caused more trouble than expected after he injured it in last week’s victory at the Los Angeles Chargers...
Relive Hurricanes QB Malik Rosier’s career day

Relive Hurricanes QB Malik Rosier’s career day

After a three-week layoff between games, it took the Miami Hurricanes offense nearly two and a half quarters to get its feet under them. When it did, Malik Rosier and crew looked unstoppable on Saturday Behind the redshirt junior’s career-best day at Hard Rock Stadium, the Hurricanes overcame a 16-10 halftime deficit to defeat Toledo 52-30. Rosier threw for a career-high 333 yards and three...
Dolphins WR Kenny Stills: I’m with Colin Kaepernick

Dolphins WR Kenny Stills: I’m with Colin Kaepernick

Stills is one of the most likely Dolphins to protest today. (Bill Ingram/The Post) NEW YORK–The NFL is bracing for a wave of national anthem protests today in the wake of Donald Trump’s disparaging comments about players who have been demonstrating. One of the most prominent players to do so last year was Dolphins wide receiver Kenny Stills. Stills said going into...
5 burning, really hot questions facing the Miami Heat entering training camp

5 burning, really hot questions facing the Miami Heat entering training camp

MIAMI — It’s been a little more than five months since the Heat found out on the final day of the regular season that a 30-11 record to close out their schedule would not be good enough to make the playoffs. Tears and disappointment filled the Heat locker room after they learned their year would end on the final day of the regular season. But with 11 players returning...
Report: Dolphins LB Lawrence Timmons wanted to return to Steelers

Report: Dolphins LB Lawrence Timmons wanted to return to Steelers

Dolphins linebacker Lawrence Timmons is suspended indefinitely. (Allen Eyestone/The Post) NEW YORK–The story of Lawrence Timmons’ sudden departure from the Miami Dolphins is more bizarre than it initially appeared. As if it wasn’t strange enough that he deserted the team the day before its season opener in California, CBS reports that he was in Pittsburgh...
Top 10 NBA storylines to follow entering the 2017-18 season

Top 10 NBA storylines to follow entering the 2017-18 season

From the production of newly re-signed Dion Waiters and James Johnson to the development of young players like Bam Adebayo and Josh Richardson, Miami Heat fans will have plenty of storylines to follow throughout the 2017-18 season. Look beyond the shores of Biscayne Bay, though, and there are a myriad of topics captivating NBA fans around the country. Here is a look at the 10 biggest storylines in...
Miami Dolphins: DeVante Parker must win more 50/50 balls

Miami Dolphins: DeVante Parker must win more 50/50 balls

Miami Dolphins wide receiver DeVante Parker grabs a pass from the hands of Los Angeles Chargers cornerback Casey Hayward. Miami wants even more of this. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — DeVante Parker is 6-feet-3, 212 pounds and he is fast and he is athletic and he can leap and reach over skyscrapers and there is now an expectation...

Florida Atlantic and new QB Driskel fall to Buffalo

Looking for its first winning streak under Lane Kiffin, Florida Atlantic dominated on the ground but failed to stop Buffalo in a 34-31 road loss Saturday night. Playing their final non-conference game of the season, the Owls (1-3) ran for 262 yards a week after setting the program record with 439 in a 45-0 shutout over FCS Bethune-Cookman. Sophomore Devin Singletary totaled 156 of those, adding three...
Video: Breaking down Miami’s 52-30 win over Toledo

Video: Breaking down Miami’s 52-30 win over Toledo

(Facebook.com/PostOnMiamiHurricanes) [ Five things we learned from 52-30 win ] [ Injury can’t stop Walton in career day ] [ What Richt, players said afterward ] [ Live blog: the action, as it happened ] MIAMI GARDENS — Are you the...
Oakland's Maxwell first MLB player to kneel during anthem

Oakland's Maxwell first MLB player to kneel during anthem

Bruce Maxwell of the Oakland Athletics became the first major league baseball player to kneel during the national anthem Saturday, pulling the sport into a polarizing protest movement that has been criticized harshly by President Donald Trump. Before a home game against the Texas Rangers, Maxwell dropped to a knee just outside Oakland's dugout, adopting a protest started by former San Francisco 49ers...
Florida high school athlete dies after collapsing in weight room

Florida high school athlete dies after collapsing in weight room

A two-sport athlete from Jacksonville died last week after collapsing in his high school's weight room. Ben Johnson was pronounced dead Thursday, two days after he was rushed to the hospital. Johnson suffered cardiac arrest and irreversible brain damage, the Florida Times-Union reported. He was a sophmore at Fleming Island High School. An autopsy will be performed to determine the cause of death...
3 Concerning Miami Dolphins position groups vs. NY Jets

3 Concerning Miami Dolphins position groups vs. NY Jets

Byron Maxwell needs to regain his confidence in the early season. (Allen Eyestone/The Post) EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — You might say the Miami Dolphins have no cause for concern against the hapless New York Jets. But we are going to do this feature each week, so we’ll dig deep for legitimate concern: Linebacker No Raekwon McMillan. No Rey Maualuga. No Koa Misi. No Neville Hewitt. Who...
What Mark Richt said after Miami’s 52-30 win over Toledo

What Mark Richt said after Miami’s 52-30 win over Toledo

Mark Richt (Getty Images) MIAMI GARDENS — Live updates from Mark Richt after a win over Toledo: Richt: “Well, that was enough drama for three weeks of football.” Richt was extra thankful for the victory because “we’ve been through a lot. It’s been an emotional roller-coaster for a lot of us.” Richt said six players “were cramping up&rdquo...
Five things we learned from No. 14 Miami’s 52-30 win over Toledo

Five things we learned from No. 14 Miami’s 52-30 win over Toledo

An injured ankle couldn’t stop Mark Walton. (Getty Images) [ Mark Walton injured in second quarter ] [ Full Miami-Toledo live blog, as it happened ] MIAMI GARDENS — It was Miami’s first game in three weeks thanks to Hurricane Irma, and fans were happy to have football back. They weren’t happy for...
James Blackman doesn’t play like a freshman during Florida State loss

James Blackman doesn’t play like a freshman during Florida State loss

James Blackman didn’t look or perform like a true freshman. He had pre-game jitters, of course, but the Florida State quarterback played with composure and was able to piece together drives in the 12th-ranked Seminoles’ 27-21 loss to North Carolina State Saturday at Doak Campbell Stadium. FSU may be 0-2 for the first time since 1989 and, while there is frustration and disappointment, there...
NC State's Bradley Chubb apologizes for spitting on FSU logo

NC State's Bradley Chubb apologizes for spitting on FSU logo

North Carolina State's Bradley Chubb said that he didn't intentionally spit on Florida State's logo after the Wolfpack's 27-21 victory over the 12th-ranked Seminoles on Saturday. The senior defensive end then took to social media to apologize. "I let my emotions get the best of me. I have the utmost respect for coach (Jimbo) Fisher and Florida State," said Chubb in a statement on North Carolina...
Donald Trump and the NFL: Large number of Post readers support kneeling protests

Donald Trump and the NFL: Large number of Post readers support kneeling protests

Jelani Jenkins, Arian Foster, Michael Thomas and Kenny Stills kneel during the singing of the national anthem before the 2016 opener at Seattle. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear) EAST RUTHERFORD — In the wake of controversial comments by President Donald Trump criticizing NFL players who protest perceived injustices by kneeling during the national anthem, 44 percent...
Donald Trump controversy: Miami Dolphins owner calls for ‘unifying leadership’

Donald Trump controversy: Miami Dolphins owner calls for ‘unifying leadership’

Dolphins owner Stephen Ross bristled at Donald Trump’s recent remarks degrading NFL players who protest during the national anthem. (Allen Eyestone/The Post) EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — The owner of the Miami Dolphins, Stephen Ross, defended the players in his organization who have protested during the national anthem and called for a different tone from President...

Star running back Mark Walton injured in Miami-Toledo game

Mark Walton in pain on table, as @FOXSportsFL put on the screen for a couple seconds. Came off field hopping on right foot w/ left elevated pic.twitter.com/2NurZvcUUO — Chris Fischer (@ChrisFischer07) September 23, 2017 MIAMI GARDENS — A huge day for Miami running back Mark Walton may be over. The junior...
Statement win: NC State upsets No. 12 Florida State, 27-21

Statement win: NC State upsets No. 12 Florida State, 27-21

North Carolina State finally has a statement win in Dave Doeren's fifth year as coach. The Wolfpack broke a 10-game losing streak to ranked teams Saturday, defeating No. 12 Florida State 27-21. It is Doeren's first victory in nine attempts since he took over in 2013. "We beat a lot of teams that people think we should beat, and knocked on the door with a ton of teams and didn't finish. Now we...
Puerto Rican players across MLB help after Hurricane Maria

Puerto Rican players across MLB help after Hurricane Maria

It's been three days since Hurricane Maria destroyed Puerto Rico and Carlos Beltran still hasn't been able to get in touch with his parents who live there. While the Houston Astros designated hitter plays with a heavy heart and prays that his family is OK in the wake of the massive storm, Beltran and his wife, Jessica, pledged to donate $1 million to relief efforts. Beltran is one of many Puerto Rican...
5 Miami Dolphins under intense scrutiny vs. New York Jets

5 Miami Dolphins under intense scrutiny vs. New York Jets

DeVante Parker needs to keep the big games coming. (AP) NEW YORK—The consensus is that this will be an easy one for the Dolphins, and it should be considering the Jets are arguably the worst team in the NFL. Still, there are no guarantees. If Miami’s going to avoid an embarrassing upset and pick up a victory it can’t afford to squander, here are five players...
Miami Dolphins linebackers undersized, undermanned, but getting it done

Miami Dolphins linebackers undersized, undermanned, but getting it done

Kiko Alonso and the Dolphins’ linebackers are resolute despite their disadvantages. (Allen Eyestone/The Post) NEW YORK—For nearly the entire four months linebacker Chase Allen has been in the NFL, he’s been getting “dog-cussed” by his boss at every turn. The Dolphins took a flier on Allen after he went undrafted out of Southern Illinois, and defensive...
Marlins luminaries Conine, Dawson, Perez part of sale purge

Marlins luminaries Conine, Dawson, Perez part of sale purge

Jeff Conine, who goes by the nickname Mr. Marlin, is part of the purge of Miami Marlins executives before the sale of the team to Derek Jeter's investment group. Conine said Saturday he was told he won't be retained. He helped the Marlins win two World Series and has been a special assistant to the president since 2008. Also being fired are Hall of Famers Andre Dawson and Tony Perez, who had the same...
Marc Buoniconti tells AP it's time to ban youth football

Marc Buoniconti tells AP it's time to ban youth football

A victim himself of the sport, Marc Buoniconti wants youth football banned. He hasn't always felt that way. Now, as his Buoniconti Fund and the Miami Project to Cure Paralysis also researches head trauma, the former college linebacker paralyzed from the shoulders down in a game nearly 32 years ago has a different view. As he has learned more about concussions and has seen his father, Hall of Famer...
The Latest: Trump sticks by NFL criticism on national anthem

The Latest: Trump sticks by NFL criticism on national anthem

The Latest on President Donald Trump's remarks about pro football (all times local): 6:55 p.m. President Donald Trump is sticking by his criticism of football players who kneel during the national anthem and is brushing off a rebuke from the commissioner of the National Football League. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said Saturday that Trump's comments about players who kneel during the national anthem...
Trump's comments about anthem, Curry inflame sports stars

Trump's comments about anthem, Curry inflame sports stars

President Donald Trump doubled down on denouncing protests by NFL players and rescinded NBA star Stephen Curry's White House invitation on Saturday, a series of tweets that quickly inflamed football and basketball stars and even prompted LeBron James to call the president a "bum." Trump started by announcing that Curry, the immensely popular two-time MVP for the Golden State Warriors, would...
Post staff predictions: Dolphins should ground Jets with ease

Post staff predictions: Dolphins should ground Jets with ease

Miami Dolphins defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh (93) sends New York Jets quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick (14) to the turf for a sack late in the fourth quarter at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida on November 6, 2016. (Allen Eyestone / The Palm Beach Post) What are our Dolphins writers expecting on Sunday when the Fins travel to the Meadowlands to face the New...
Marlins' McKeon told he will not be retained by Jeter group

Marlins' McKeon told he will not be retained by Jeter group

As part of the Miami Marlins' ownership change, Jack McKeon is out. The team's 86-year-old executive said Friday he was told he will not be retained by the new ownership group that includes Derek Jeter. McKeon managed the Marlins when they won the World Series in 2003, and for the past 12 seasons has been a special assistant to owner Jeffrey Loria. McKeon said he was advised of his firing not by Jeter's...
Fantasy Fins: Why Jay Ajayi might not have a huge game against the Jets

Fantasy Fins: Why Jay Ajayi might not have a huge game against the Jets

Jay Ajayi #23 of the Miami Dolphins eludes Joey Bosa #99 of the Los Angeles Chargers as he rushes to gain during the game at the StubHub Center on September 17, 2017 in Carson, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images) I can’t think of any Dolphins regulars who would make terrible fantasy starts this week. That seems obvious against a team such as the...
Dolphins confident they can win close games — and they have

Dolphins confident they can win close games — and they have

Miami Dolphins kicker (1) Cody Parker, punter (16) Matt Haack and tight end (48) MarQueis Gray react after a successful Parker field goal in the fourth quarter of an NFL game against the Los Angeles Chargers played at the StubHub Center in Carson, CA on Sunday, September 17, 2017. (AP Photo/John Cordes) EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — On the sidelines last week, there was...
The Latest: Trump blasts NFL players who kneel during anthem

The Latest: Trump blasts NFL players who kneel during anthem

The Latest on President Donald Trump's campaign trip to Alabama (all times local): 9:35 p.m. President Donald Trump says NFL owners should fire players who kneel during the national anthem. And he's encouraging spectators to walk out in protest. He's also bemoaning that football games have become less violent, complaining, "They're ruining the game." Several athletes, including NFL players...
Miami Dolphins’ go-to guy in the red zone? No one

Miami Dolphins’ go-to guy in the red zone? No one

Julius Thomas was mostly a non-factor in the red zone against the Chargers. (Allen Eyestone/The Post) DAVIE—The Dolphins have a few guys who seem like they should be obvious red zone scorers. DeVante Parker is 6-foot-4 with great leaping ability and a newly discovered tenacity for winning jump-balls. They traded for tight end Julius Thomas theoretically to make them...
Goran Dragic: If Slovenia can win European Championship, Miami Heat can win World Championship, ‘Why not?’

Goran Dragic: If Slovenia can win European Championship, Miami Heat can win World Championship, ‘Why not?’

Heat guard Goran Dragic flexed his muscle while leading Slovenia to a EuroBasket championship.   Goran Dragic and the Slovenian national team overcame long odds to win the EuroBasket championships this summer. Now Dragic sees a parallel to his NBA team, the Miami Heat. “Nobody gave us a chance, the Slovenian national team,” Dragic said today on a conference call from...
After winning EuroBasket gold, Goran Dragic is ‘fully confident’ he will be ready for start of training camp

After winning EuroBasket gold, Goran Dragic is ‘fully confident’ he will be ready for start of training camp

Goran Dragic #7 of the Miami Heat drives around Deron Williams #31 of the Cleveland Cavaliers during the first half at Quicken Loans Arena on March 6, 2017 in Cleveland, Ohio. Miami won the game 106-98. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images) MIAMI — It’s been quite the offseason for Goran Dragic. The Heat point guard led Slovenia to the EuroBasket gold medal this month and...
Five players under pressure: No. 14 Miami Hurricanes vs. Toledo

Five players under pressure: No. 14 Miami Hurricanes vs. Toledo

Malek Young, shown after making an interception against Bethune-Cookman, will be tasked with slowing Toledo’s passing attack. (Getty Images) [ Canes Watch TV: Miami-Toledo preview, pick ] In our first installment of this series — which feels like it was a year ago, given everything that’s transpired since — ...
Miami Dolphins LB Justin March-Lillard more than an afterthought

Miami Dolphins LB Justin March-Lillard more than an afterthought

Justin March-Lillard can still be a factor for the Dolphins at linebacker–a position where they badly need help. (Getty Images) DAVIE—It’s been a bizarre start to the season for the Miami Dolphins, but it’s likely no one on the team has experienced more of a whirlwind few weeks than linebacker Justin March-Lillard. He was cruising through the offseason with the...
Richt on Radio: What Miami Hurricanes coach said Monday 

Richt on Radio: What Miami Hurricanes coach said Monday 

Mark Richt gestures while speaking Sunday. (Matt Porter/The Palm Beach Post) ORLANDO — Here’s some of what Mark Richt had to say during his Monday morning appearance on WQAM: * On what the last 10 days has been like: “It’s been draining, there’s no doubt. A lot of decisions have to be made. Some tough decisions, some tougher than others.” “We gave...
Dolphins vs. Jets: How do they match up in Week 3?

Dolphins vs. Jets: How do they match up in Week 3?

How do the Miami Dolphins and New York Jets match up for Sunday’s NFL Week 3 tilt at MetLife Stadium? Miami Dolphins wide receiver Jarvis Landry (14) stretches for yardage as he is tackled by New York Jets strong safety Calvin Pryor (25) at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida on November 6, 2016. (Allen Eyestone / The Palm Beach Post) When the Dolphins have the ball&hellip...
FAU running back Buddy Howell among keys to Owls beating Buffalo

FAU running back Buddy Howell among keys to Owls beating Buffalo

In three seasons under Charlie Partridge, the Florida Atlantic Owls had only two instances of winning streaks. With a win against Buffalo on Saturday night (7 p.m., ESPN3), the Owls would enter conference play with their first winning streak under first-year coach Lane Kiffin. *Owls eager for runion with old coach now at Buffalo *FAU notches first win of Lane Kiffin era *Photos of Owls win over Bethune-Cookman...
With start of training camp days away, Pat Riley believes Heat are ‘one step away from being a very good team’

With start of training camp days away, Pat Riley believes Heat are ‘one step away from being a very good team’

MIAMI — The Heat’s current 19-man roster has combined to make zero All-Star game appearances. But Miami is still widely expected to end up as one of the Eastern Conference’s eight playoff teams this season. That may be tough for some to figure out, but the Heat feel those expectations are justified. “There were only 12 All-Stars in the Eastern Conference last year...
Heat president Pat Riley on Dwyane Wade: ‘Any opportunities that are there, we’re always going to approach that’

Heat president Pat Riley on Dwyane Wade: ‘Any opportunities that are there, we’re always going to approach that’

Heat president Pat Riley was careful when talking about Dwyane Wade’s situation with the Bulls. MIAMI – With the Chicago Bulls and Dwyane Wad e seemingly moving toward a buyout, Heat president Pat Riley was asked about Wade returning to the city where he played for 13 seasons. “I feel great about our relationship that we had over the 13 years,” Riley...

Snap judgments: A look at key moments from Florida’s win over Kentucky

Somehow, someway, the Florida Gators pulled out another win by the skin of their teeth. Two touchdowns on the final two drives, a critical defensive stop and a missed 57-yard field goal attempt in the final 10 minutes proved to be the difference in the No. 20 Gators’ 28-27 win over Kentucky on Saturday. Here’s a look back at some of the key moments from the game...

Kirk Herbstreit: Clemson Tigers are No. 2 behind Alabama

College football analyst Kirk Herbstreit releases his top four teams every Sunday and after having Clemson in the top spot a week ago he’s moved Alabama up to No. 1 ahead of the Tigers. A week ago, Herbstreit cited Clemson’s impressive back-to-back wins against Auburn and Louisville as the reasoning for having the Tigers in the top spot. Clemson won again this...

South Carolina football: Checking on the Gamecocks’ commits

Four-star South Carolina commit Josh Vann caught 3 passes for 65 yards and 2 touchdowns for Tucker (Ga.) High School. Tucker rolled to a 44-0 win over M.L. King. Vann wasn’t the only Gamecocks pledge whose team won big this week. Fort Dorchester High School, led by 4-star quarterback Dakereon Joyner, defeated James Island 70-6. Joyner accounted for 5 touchdowns, with...

LSU moves up in Coaches Poll after Syracuse win

BATON ROUGE, La. — The win wasn’t pretty, but the LSU football team is back on the rise. After defeating Syracuse 35-26 Saturday night, LSU rose one spot to No. 22 in the Coaches Poll Sunday morning. LSU is the fifth ranked of the six SEC teams ranked in the Top 25, behind No. 1 Alabama, No. 8 Georgia, No. 15 Auburn and No. 20 Florida. LSU defeated Syracuse 35-26...

Auburn climbs in coaches’ poll after impressive win at Missouri

The first game of SEC play proved to be beneficial for Auburn football. Gus Malzahn’s team moved up one spot in the Amway coaches’ poll from No. 16 to No. 15 after a Week 4 win at Missouri. It was the game Auburn (3-1, 1-0 SEC) needed to put together after its offense struggled to perform in the opening weeks of 2017. Again, Kevin Steele’s defense showed the ability to...

Alabama football: Tide maintains top spot in Coaches Poll, receives first-place for every point it scored against Vanderbilt

NASHVILLE — Alabama football took steps toward reminding college football who is the top dog. The Crimson Tide earned 59 first-place votes in the latest  Amway Coaches Poll after Saturday’s 59-0 victory at Vanderbilt. No. 2 Clemson received four first-place votes. Oklahoma, Penn State and Southern California rounded out the top five. Overall, it was Alabama&rsquo...

Why Penn State RB Saquon Barkley’s ‘instinct’ leap vaulted him back to top of Heisman Trophy race

IOWA CITY, Iowa — Saquon Barkley’s Heisman Trophy prospects just cleared another hurdle. Literally. Unbeaten record? Check. Landmark win on national television? Check. No-way-I’m-human moment in said landmark win? Check. Check. Check. Check. Check. Check. Check. Check. Check. Check. Check. Check. Check. Penn State’s all-world tailback raised the bar — and the roof &mdash...

College football rankings: Coaches Poll Top 25 features 6 SEC teams after Week 4

The Week 4 Coaches Poll was released by USA Today on Sunday. Six SEC teams were listed in the Top 25 after the fourth full weekend of the 2017 football season. Alabama remained the SEC’s top team following a dominating 59-0 win at Vanderbilt in the Crimson Tide’s conference opener. Georgia turned in perhaps the conference’s best performance of the weekend...

Oklahoma State OC Mike Yurcich says trick play vs. TCU was ‘poor call’

Oklahoma State tried to get fancy with a trick play as it tried to rally back against TCU on Saturday, but offensive coordinator Mike Yurcich says in hindsight that it was a bad play call. The Cowboys were down 37-24 with more than 6 minutes remaining in the game, but they had momentum. At the 23-yard line with a chance to make it a one-possession game, Yurcich called a wide...

Louisville moves up to No. 18 in Week 5 Coaches Poll

The Louisville Cardinals moved up two spots to No. 18 in the Week 5 Coaches poll that was released by USA Today on Sunday. Five Atlantic Coast Conference teams were listed among the Top 25. Louisville (3-1) bounced back from its first loss of the season with a resounding 42-3 win against visiting Kent State on Saturday. “We basically came out and took care of business and did what...

Virginia Tech moves up to No. 12 in the Week 5 Coaches Poll

The Virginia Tech Hokies moved up one spot, to No. 12, in the Week 5 Coaches poll that was released by USA Today on Sunday. Five Atlantic Coast Conference teams made the Top 25 list. Virginia Tech improved to 4-0 with a 38-0 win against Old Dominion on Saturday, which was the Hokies’ second shutout in the past three weeks. “I thought we played with great toughness and emotion...

Miami Hurricanes move up to No. 13 in Week 5 Coaches Poll

The Miami Hurricanes rose to No. 13 in the Week 5 Coaches poll that was released by USA Today on Sunday. Five Atlantic Coast Conference teams were listed among the Top 25. Miami (2-0) returned to action on Saturday after not playing the previous two weeks because of Hurricane Irma’s impact on the South Florida region and defeated visiting Toledo 52-30 to remain undefeated. &ldquo...

Florida State falls 14 spots in Week 5 Coaches Poll

The winless Florida State Seminoles fell 14 spots, to No. 25, in the Week 5 Coaches poll that was released by USA Today on Sunday. Five Atlantic Coast Conference teams made the Top 25 list. Florida State fell to 0-2 following its 27-21 loss to visiting N.C. State on Saturday, the first time the Seminoles were able to play a game since the season opener against Alabama due to...

Notre Dame not ranked in Week 5 Coaches Poll

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish were not ranked in the Week 5 Coaches poll that was released by USA Today on Sunday. Five Atlantic Coast Conference teams were listed among the Top 25. Notre Dame (3-1) is off to a strong start and has won two straight games since losing to visiting Georgia in Week 2. The Fighting Irish went on the road to beat Boston College 49-20 in Week 3 and then won at...

Clemson stays at No. 2 in the Week 5 Coaches Poll

The Clemson Tigers remained at No. 2, behind Alabama, in the Week 5 Coaches poll that was released by USA Today on Sunday. Five Atlantic Coast Conference teams made the Top 25 list this week. Clemson, which received four first-place votes, improved to 4-0 with a 34-7 win against visiting Boston College (1-3) on Saturday. The Tigers struggled to get going offensively for three quarters...

Clay Travis makes stunning statement about Alabama after rout of Vanderbilt

Clay Travis was impressed with the domination Alabama showed Saturday, and he dished out a huge compliment after analyzing what he saw. In ranking Alabama as the top team within his top 10, he delivered huge praise for the Crimson Tide following their 59-0 demolition of Vanderbilt in Nashville. On Saturday, the analyst wrote that Alabama made...

Steelers DE Stephon Tuitt inactive vs. Bears

After practicing on Thursday and Friday, the Pittsburgh Steelers have decided to sit Stephon Tuitt. Tuitt is inactive for Sunday’s game against the Chicago Bears, the team announced. The defensive end will miss his second straight game due to a biceps injury that he sustained in Week 1. Steelers rookie outside linebacker T.J. Watt will also be inactive versus the Bears. Watt injured...

What Florida said about Kentucky after the Wildcats’ devastating loss

Kentucky dropped a heartbreaker to No. 20 Florida on Saturday, as the Gators overcame a 13-point fourth quarter deficit to beat the Wildcats 28-27. Here’s what Florida coaches and players said about Wildcats (3-1, 1-1 SEC) after the game. “Well, that was fun. Just can’t tell you how much I really like our football team, our guys. They keep hanging in there and ...

SEC Network’s Chris Doering releases new SEC top 5 after Week 4 games

Each week, SEC Network analyst Chris Doering puts together this list of the top five teams in the SEC. On Sunday morning, he released his latest group, led by the Alabama Crimson Tide: Joining Alabama in the top five are Georgia, Mississippi State, Auburn and Florida. Georgia and Mississippi State faced off against one another on Saturday, with Georgia walking out of Sanford...

Mike Gundy on loss to TCU: ‘We got out-coached.’

Gary Patterson bested Mike Gundy on Saturday, and the Oklahoma State coach admitted it. According to the Star-Telegram’s Mac Engel, Gundy said the TCU staff “out-coached” his own during a 44-31 upset win for the Horned Frogs. “That wasn’t nearly as fun as the last few we played,” Gundy said. “We got out-coached.” Oklahoma State came into...

Oklahoma LT Orlando Brown boasts nation’s highest run block grade

If the Oklahoma Sooners are going to run the ball, they might as well do it behind elite left tackle Orlando Brown. The junior entered the season as a All-Big 12 First Team preseason selection with a reputation as an elite pass protector, but it’s Brown’s bullish run blocking that’s been praiseworthy to this point. Through four games, the Sooners have rushed ...

Did Ohio State discover 2 new offensive weapons in win over UNLV?

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The most productive wide receiver was a former scout-team cornerback who didn’t have a Division I offer coming out of high school. The leading tight end has shuffled from one side of the ball to the other, forcing him to scramble to learn positions quickly and occasionally change his body dramatically depending on where he lines up on the field...

Nebraska football: Freshman Brenden Jaimes makes history against Rutgers

LINCOLN, Neb. — Only four others had done it. When freshman Brenden Jaimes got the start at right tackle on Saturday, he joined an exclusive club by becoming only the fifth true freshman offensive lineman to start for Nebraska. Jaimes, a 6-foot-5, 280-pound player from Austin, Texas, started in place of injured senior David Knevel (right foot) and redshirt freshman Matt...

ESPN panelists unanimously pick Penn State to go to College Football Playoff

ESPN released its College Football Playoff projections after the Week 4 slate of games, and each of its four panelists listed Penn State in the field. Andrea Adelson, Edward Aschoff, Adam Rittenberg and Mark Schlabach agreed on their respective playoff fields, though Aschoff had the four teams seeded differently. Adelson, Rittenberg and Schlabach had, in order, Alabama, Clemson...

Report Card: Florida State falls flat in loss against N.C. State

The Florida State football program returned to normalcy Saturday. Well, it mostly did, as the Seminoles were back on the field, but they suffered their second loss of the season to fall to 0-2 for the first time since 1989. Freshman quarterback James Blackman was fine in his debut, but the rest of the team, particularly the offense, didn’t do enough around the young signal...

Baltimore Ravens bench Joe Flacco for Ryan Mallett

The Baltimore Ravens have benched starting quarterback Joe Flacco in favor of Ryan Mallett in London. The Ravens are getting routed 44-0 by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the fourth quarter on Sunday morning. Flacco had completed 8-of-18 passes for 28 yards and 2 interceptions and the Ravens offense has put up a grand total of 112 yards. That prompted Flacco’s benching though, given...

WATCH: Fan hilariously passes out during epic Arkansas-Texas A&M game

One fan wasn’t impressed with the incredible game between Arkansas and Texas A&M. On Saturday, the Razorbacks and Aggies staged a dramatic contest to remember at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. In the end, Texas A&M earned a much-needed 50-43 overtime victory to improve to 3-1. Afterward, so many people stood in awe ...

Alabama towers over college football, Super 16 poll reflects as much

Alabama’s next opponent is Ole Miss, but it’s not likely the Rebels will be making any public comments about wanting a piece of the Crimson Tide. Alabama (4-0) held on to the No. 1 spot in this week’s FWAA-NFF Super 16 poll by teaching the student-athletes who play football at Vanderbilt (3-1) a lesson with a 59-0 drubbing. An esteemed panel of 48 media and...

WATCH: Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly dances after win at Michigan State

Notre Dame football coach Brian Kelly was feeling pretty good after the Fighting Irish’s impressive road win at Michigan State on Saturday night. The coach celebrated the victory by dancing in the locker room… Notre Dame has given its coach plenty to be happy about through four games this season. The Fighting Irish are now 3-1 after back-to-back road victories against Boston...

Penn State’s Saquon Barkley unseats Baker Mayfield atop Sports Illustrated’s Heisman Five

Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield opened the season against UTEP by completing 95 percent of his passes for 329 yards and 3 touchdowns and has since headlined virtually every reputable Heisman watch list. Now four games into his senior campaign, Mayfield is still percolating as a passer, but he’s not quite the consensus favorite he was just days ago. Following a 211-yard...

Denver Broncos make decision on Week 3 status of LT Garett Bolles

Denver Broncos left tackle Garett Bolles will start on Sunday against the Buffalo Bills in Week 3, according to a report from Jeff Legwold of ESPN.com. Bolles was injured during last week’s victory over the Dallas Cowboys last Sunday. The rookie was hit in the back of the leg and appeared to have been seriously injured when he got emotional on the field while being carted...

LISTEN: Call of final play of Florida’s victory against Kentucky was amazing

Florida fans, life is great, isn’t it? What a night for the Gators on Saturday in Lexington. Florida earned a dramatic 28-27 victory against Kentucky, after it looked as if the Gators’ winning streak against the Wildcats would end at 30 games. As you would expect, the radio call of the final play of Florida’s win was terrific. Check out how announcer Mick Hubert...

Report card: Florida gets the road win, but questions still remain

For the second straight week, the Florida Gators relied on some fourth-quarter magic to get a much-needed SEC win. This time, they overcame a 13-point deficit against Kentucky by scoring touchdowns on their final two drives — the last score coming with just 43 seconds left — to win 28-27 and extend their win streak in the series to 31 straight games. And while the win moves...

Pittsburgh Steelers won’t participate in national anthem on Sunday

The Pittsburgh Steelers will be making a statement during the national anthem in response to Donald Trump’s divisive comments. Mike Tomlin told CBS’s Jamie Erdahl that the team will be staying in the locker room during Sunday’s national anthem in Chicago. The Steelers take on the Bears at 1 p.m. ET at Soldier Field. Tomlin and the Steelers are among many teams who...

Danny Kanell is totally wrong about Alabama’s ranking in his latest top 8

Danny Kanell still has it wrong when it comes to Alabama. The SiriusXM analyst released his latest top 8 on Sunday morning. Again, he placed Clemson ahead of the Crimson Tide in the top slot. That’s crazy after Alabama dominated Vanderbilt 59-0 on Saturday in Nashville. Yes, Clemson has been impressive during a 4-0 start. But you can’t ignore how Alabama flattened Vanderbilt...

WATCH: Reporters STILL find a way to turn Nick Saban salty after 59-0 win at Vanderbilt

Nick Saban has a complex relationship with the reporters that cover Alabama.He understands their job, but occasionally still likes to try and keep them in line when they ask questions that he doesn’t believe are smart. Saturday’s 59-0 win over Vanderbilt was no different, though we will admit Saban hasn’t been nearly as sarcastic or pushy as...

Grading the SEC quarterbacks in Week 4: Above-average play abounds

With the conference schedule in full swing, we can expect highs and lows from the league’s quarterbacks — often in the same game. Take Jake Fromm and his sterling effort in a 31-3 win over Mississippi State. He was almost perfect, while his counterpart Nick Fitzgerald turned in his worst game of the season. There were plenty of other highs and lows from all the...

Arkansas football has fallen on tough times, but here’s why they won’t last

ARLINGTON, Texas — These are the most frustrating of times for Arkansas’ football program. The Razorbacks haven’t beaten an FBS opponent since Nov. 19, 2016, at Mississippi State. That victory over the Bulldogs 309 days ago feels more like an eternity ago to Arkansas fans, players and coaches. Everyone passionate about the Razorbacks is upset, pissed...

Penn State recruiting: Lions commit PJ Mustipher secures 3 sacks, target Jordan Houston totals 388 yards

The high school season is underway for Penn State commits and recruiting targets. Check Land of 10 every Sunday as we spotlight the top performances of potential Nittany Lions. The 2017 calendar turned to autumn Friday, bringing along a fresh batch of high school football games across America. Though the season remains early for most prep squads, outcomes are already...

Report card: Grading the South Carolina win over Louisiana Tech

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Some things were fairly obvious during South Carolina’s win over Louisiana Tech on Saturday. The offense was stuck in the mud for three quarters. The defense bent, but didn’t break. The kicking game was up and down. Here are this week’s grades from SEC Country: There’s no good way to slice a three-quarter shutout at home against a Conference...

Buckeye Leaves: Ohio State stars from 54-21 victory over UNLV

Every week — win or lose — there are players who stand out for Ohio State in each of the three facets of the game.  Following the tradition of the helmet stickers  that dates back to the days of Woody Hayes, we here at Land of 10, with a little help from readers via social media, will hand out our version of Buckeyes stickers every Sunday morning...
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