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Miami Dolphins waste a career day by Kenny Stills (180 yards)

Dolphins receiver Kenny Stills scores on a 61-yard pass from Matt Moore against the Bucs. (Allen Eyestone / The Palm Beach Post) MIAMI GARDENS — This should have been one of the most satisfying days of Kenny Stills’ career. All the numbers said so — except for the most important ones on the scoreboard. RELATED: No glossing over inefficiencies after Dolphins fall to...
Miami Dolphins’ Cam Wake: 0 sacks in last 4 games

Miami Dolphins’ Cam Wake: 0 sacks in last 4 games

Miami Dolphins defensive end Cameron Wake has had very few sack droughts like the one he’s in right now. Is Wake finally slowing down? (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky) MIAMI GARDENS — Miami Dolphins defensive end Cameron Wake doesn’t have a sack in his last four games. This is a very rare drought. According to a game-by-game log on Pro Football Reference, Wake didn&rsquo...
Hudson, No. 8 Florida hold off New Hampshire 70-63

Hudson, No. 8 Florida hold off New Hampshire 70-63

For much of the night, it seemed like everything that could go wrong did for Florida against plucky New Hampshire. Jalen Hudson scored 26 points, and the 8th-ranked Gators escaped with a 70-63 win over the Wildcats on Sunday night. "It's kinda like a smack in the face," Hudson said. "We were not as good as we think we are." The game wasn't at all reminiscent of Florida's first...

Walker's 22, Mann's 20 lead Florida St by Colorado St 90-73

M.J. Walker came off the bench to hit five 3-pointers and score a career-high 22 points, Terance Mann added 20 and Florida State pulled away from Colorado State 90-73 at the Jamaica Classic on Sunday night. Walker was 7 of 12 from the field, 5 of 8 from distance and Mann was 8 of 12 with nine rebounds and four steals. Mfiondu Kabengele added 12 points and CJ Walker had 11 for the Seminoles (3-0),...
Five takeaways from Heat-Pacers: Inconsistency continues to be a big problem for Miami

Five takeaways from Heat-Pacers: Inconsistency continues to be a big problem for Miami

Miami Heat guard Goran Dragic (7) drives past Indiana Pacers guard Darren Collison and center Myles Turner (33) in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017, in Miami. (AP Photo/Joe Skipper) MIAMI — The Heat’s margin of error is small. Without a superstar on the roster, they can’t afford to take a few minutes off in a game and they definitely...
Best strategy for struggling Dolphins is to start working on 2018

Best strategy for struggling Dolphins is to start working on 2018

It was supposed to be Heartbreak Hill for the Miami Dolphins from Thanksgiving on. That’s how the 2017 schedule looked, anyway, with New England twice in the space of three weeks and Kansas City on Christmas Eve and a couple of brawls with Buffalo thrown in there, too. The Dolphins didn’t make it to the hill, though, to test their strength and stamina. Instead they have face-planted on...
Miami Dolphins stunned apparent safety not called a safety

Miami Dolphins stunned apparent safety not called a safety

Miami Dolphins Cameron Wake and Jordan Phillips sack Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick in the end zone for what appears to be a safety, but the ball was placed on the one-yard line by officials. (Charles Trainor Jr./Miami Herald/TNS) MIAMI GARDENS — Jordan Phillips sacked Ryan Fitzpatrick on what appeared to be a safety in the fourth quarter. The Dolphins...
Dolphins coach Adam Gase out of answers after 30-20 loss to Buccaneers

Dolphins coach Adam Gase out of answers after 30-20 loss to Buccaneers

Adam Gase is out of answers, and his team is out of the playoff chase. (Allen Eyestone/The Post) MIAMI GARDENS—Adam Gase’s message to the Dolphins after a brutal home loss to a bad Tampa Bay team was something to the effect of telling them they’re better than how they’ve played. It’s getting harder to buy that he really believes that. Gase has...
Miami Dolphins’ best chance at magical turnaround is with Matt Moore, not Jay Cutler

Miami Dolphins’ best chance at magical turnaround is with Matt Moore, not Jay Cutler

Miami Dolphins quarterback Matt Moore led a comeback which fell short against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Hard Rock Stadium on Sunday. (Andres Leiva / The Palm Beach Post) MIAMI GARDENS — It is an extreme longshot, almost so unlikely to happen it’s not worth discussing, but we will. If the Miami Dolphins are to make the playoffs, despite a 4-6 record after a disheartening...
No glossing inefficiencies: Miami Dolphins are what record (4-6) says they are

No glossing inefficiencies: Miami Dolphins are what record (4-6) says they are

Dolphins coach Adam Gase reacts to a failed fourth-down conversion attempt in the fourth quarter against Tampa Bay. (Andres Leiva / The Palm Beach Post) MIAMI GARDENS — The fool’s gold was there for the taking. The Dolphins had bumbled and stumbled their way to a 20-all tie, Matt Moore was on a roll in relief, the defense was pitching a second-half shutout and...
Dolphins love playing for QB Matt Moore, who sparks another comeback

Dolphins love playing for QB Matt Moore, who sparks another comeback

Matt Moore looked good when he came in for Jay Cutler. (Allen Eyestone/The Post) MIAMI GARDENS—Everyone can see it. Matt Moore might not actually be any better than Jay Cutler, but the Dolphins’ offense comes to life for the former. Moore came in when Cutler exited with a concussion and led Miami back from a 20-7 deficit to tie the game with three minutes remaining...
Dolphins coach Adam Gase says cutting Rey Maualuga “wasn’t very hard”

Dolphins coach Adam Gase says cutting Rey Maualuga “wasn’t very hard”

Rey Maualuga’s time with the Dolphins ended abruptly and in disgrace. (AP) MIAMI GARDENS—In a season of embarrassing off-field snafus, the Dolphins ran into another one Saturday morning with the arrest of linebacker Rey Maualuga on a battery charge. Maualuga, who the team signed in August after losing second-round pick Raekwon McMillan, was taken into custody shortly before...
Patrick crashes in final NASCAR race as full-time driver

Patrick crashes in final NASCAR race as full-time driver

Danica Patrick climbed out of her burning, smoke-filled, wrecked race car and trudged toward pit road. She pulled off her gloves and helmet in frustration before being taken to the infield care center. It was a much earlier exit than Patrick wanted in her final NASCAR race as a full-time driver. "There's still racing in my future," she said. "I still have a thousand miles to go."...
Live updates: Mark Richt speaks day-after Virginia win

Live updates: Mark Richt speaks day-after Virginia win

Mark Richt speaks after Miami’s win over Virginia. (Getty Images) [ Rosier close to Canes TD record ] [ Miami holds at No. 2 in the polls ] [ 5 takeaways from Miami-Virginia  | Video ] [ What players...
Grading the Miami Dolphins for their 30-20 loss to the Tampa Bay Bucs

Grading the Miami Dolphins for their 30-20 loss to the Tampa Bay Bucs

Tampa Bay Buccaneers middle linebacker Kwon Alexander (58) intercepts a pass and is grabbed by the facemask by Dolphins guard Ted Larsen, who was penalized on the play. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)   MIAMI GARDENS — The losing streak is now at four. Next up is a trip to frigid Foxborough (snow forecast) to face the Patriots. Keeping up with this run of good news for the Miami...
5 instant takeaways: Tampa Bay Buccaneers 30, Miami Dolphins 20

5 instant takeaways: Tampa Bay Buccaneers 30, Miami Dolphins 20

Matt Moore took over when Jay Cutler exited with a concussion. (AP) MIAMI GARDENS—The Dolphins have been battered left and right since they started training camp, and their season finally collapsed today against Tampa Bay. Any realistic hope of Miami clawing into the playoff field was crushed by a 30-20 loss to the Buccaneers that looked a lot like the way the entire...
Lane Kiffin’s improbable FAU Owls dancing into C-USA championship game

Lane Kiffin’s improbable FAU Owls dancing into C-USA championship game

Only the Lane Kiffin era at Florida Atlantic would see school president Dr. John Kelly dancing in the locker room after a big win. Now that FAU (8-3, 7-0) is Conference USA East champions after a 52-24 Shula Bowl win Saturday night over FIU, Kelly and the Owls were free to celebrate however they wanted. Photo gallery from Shula Bowl More FAU coverage “It’s big just to know that everybody...
Guard Derrick Walton Jr. rejoins Miami Heat for developmental purposes

Guard Derrick Walton Jr. rejoins Miami Heat for developmental purposes

Miami Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra talks with guard Derrick Walton Jr. during the second half of a preseason game against Charlotte last month.  (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee) MIAMI – Guard  Derrick Walton Jr. is back with the Heat. Walton was re-called today from Sioux Falls and will be active for tonight’s game against the Pacers. Walton is...
Malik Rosier close to Miami Hurricanes touchdown record

Malik Rosier close to Miami Hurricanes touchdown record

Malik Rosier rushes for a touchdown against Virginia. (Getty Images) [ Miami holds at No. 2 in the polls ] [ 5 takeaways from Miami-Virginia  | Video ] [ What players and coaches said afterward ] [ Live updates...
Miami Dolphins: Jay Cutler Injured; Matt Moore replaces him

Miami Dolphins: Jay Cutler Injured; Matt Moore replaces him

Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive end Ryan Russell sacks Miami Dolphins quarterback Jay Cutler during the first half at Hard Rock Stadium on Sunday. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee) MIAMI GARDENS — Matt Moore replaced Jay Cutler at quarterback on Sunday, as Cutler was evaluated at halftime for a concussion. Moore hit Jarvis Landry on a 49-yard gain on a third down at the start of the...
Motlow first Seminole Tribe member to score for Florida St.

Motlow first Seminole Tribe member to score for Florida St.

Justin Motlow accomplished something on Saturday that has never happened in the 71-year history of Florida State football. Motlow, who is a preferred walk-on, is the first member of the Seminole Tribe of Florida to score a touchdown for Florida State. His 12-yard catch from J.J. Cosentino with 8:38 remaining in the fourth quarter was part of the Seminoles' 77-6 win over Delaware State . "That...
Boooo! Loud boos for Jay Cutler at Hard Rock Stadium

Boooo! Loud boos for Jay Cutler at Hard Rock Stadium

Miami Dolphins quarterback Jay Cutler looks to pass, during first half of an NFL football game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee) MIAMI GARDENS — Jay Cutler was showered with loud boos during the first half at Hard Rock Stadium on Sunday. Some fans also booed the Dolphins and Cutler and shouted at the quarterback as he walked off the field...
Miami Hurricanes remain No. 2 in AP and coaches polls

Miami Hurricanes remain No. 2 in AP and coaches polls

Chad Thomas salutes the crowd after Miami’s senior day win over Virginia. (Getty Images) [ 5 takeaways from Miami-Virginia  | Video ] [ What players and coaches said afterward ] [ Live updates, commentary from the press box ] [...
Trump says he should have left UCLA players in Chinese jail

Trump says he should have left UCLA players in Chinese jail

President Donald Trump says he should have left three UCLA basketball players accused of shoplifting in China in jail. Trump's tweet Sunday comes after the father of player LiAngelo Ball minimized Trump's involvement in winning the players' release in comments to ESPN. "Who?" LaVar Ball told ESPN on Friday, when asked about Trump's involvement in the matter. "What was he over there...
Jameis Winston’s former FSU teammate says accusations ‘are just not true’

Jameis Winston’s former FSU teammate says accusations ‘are just not true’

Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Ronald Darby says he was in the Uber car the night Jameis Winston allegedly groped the female driver and the accusations against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback “are just not true.” Winston is under investigation by the NFL for reportedly grabbing a female driver between her legs on March 13, 2016, after she picked him up in Scottsdale, Arizona. ...
Party time! Junior throws epic retirement party after finale

Party time! Junior throws epic retirement party after finale

Dale Earnhardt Jr. threw his own retirement party on pit road. Earnhardt popped out of his car, flashed a thumbs-up sign and chugged a Budweiser. Drenched in sweat and suds, he grabbed another cold one. It was easy enough to keep happy hour rolling since the beer cooler was stashed on the trunk of his Chevrolet. Earnhardt passed the brews around to his crew members. One by one, they huddled like frat...
Miami Dolphins inactives: Who’s In/Out vs. Tampa Bay today

Miami Dolphins inactives: Who’s In/Out vs. Tampa Bay today

Kenny Stills missed some practice time with a back injury this week. (AP) MIAMI GARDENS — Four Miami Dolphins who were listed as questionable entering Sunday’s home game against Tampa Bay are active. Defensive lineman William Hayes (knee), wide receiver Kenny Stills (back), defensive back Michael Thomas (knee) and running back Senorise Perry (knee) are all active today...
Miami Heat’s summer-league plans will change, as Magic decide to end Orlando league

Miami Heat’s summer-league plans will change, as Magic decide to end Orlando league

Miami Heat’s Justise Winslow (20) moves the ball against the Los Angeles Clippers during the first half of an NBA summer league basketball game, Wednesday, July 8, 2015, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux) MIAMI — The Heat’s summer plans will change next year. After participating in summer leagues in both Orlando and Las Vegas in recent years, the itinerary is about...
Led by Hassan Whiteside, Heat’s interior defense has been elite to start season

Led by Hassan Whiteside, Heat’s interior defense has been elite to start season

Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside (21) reacts during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Washington Wizards, Friday, Nov. 17, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass) MIAMI — It’s clear that the Heat’s defense is a strength this season. Miami ranks eighth out of 30 teams in defensive rating entering Sunday’s home game against the Pacers, allowing...
Tonight’s matchup: Heat looking to lock down surprising Pacers and their 3-point shooting

Tonight’s matchup: Heat looking to lock down surprising Pacers and their 3-point shooting

INDIANA PACERS VS. MIAMI HEAT When: Sunday, 5 p.m. Where: AmericanAirlines Arena, Miami. TV/Radio: Fox Sports Sun/WAXY 790AM, WAQI 710AM (Spanish) Records: Indiana 8-8, Miami 7-8 Indiana Pacers’ Cory Joseph drives to the basket as Miami Heat’s Josh Richardson and Justise Winslow defend during the Heat’s victory against the Pacers this season. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)...
FAU locks up Conference USA East title, Shula Bowl

FAU locks up Conference USA East title, Shula Bowl

For the first time in program history, Florida Atlantic will play for a Conference USA title. Not only did the Owls bring the Don Shula Bowl trophy back to Boca Raton with a 52-24 rout of Florida International (6-4, 4-3), FAU also will host North Texas in the conference title game on Dec. 2. On FAU’s senior night, fifth-year wide receiver Kalib Woods continued a hot streak with seven catches...
3 Concerning Miami Dolphins position groups vs. Tampa Bay Bucs

3 Concerning Miami Dolphins position groups vs. Tampa Bay Bucs

Linebacker Kiko Alonso knows he hasn’t played his best recently. (Allen Eyestone/The Post) Pretty much a must-win for the Dolphins at Hard Rock Stadium on Sunday. The Bucs will play without Jameis Winston. A trip to New England is next. The back end of the schedule is tough and if Miami were to drop a fourth consecutive November contest, the playoffs would be an entirely unrealistic...
Defense, 5 Pineiro FGs lead Florida over UAB 36-7

Defense, 5 Pineiro FGs lead Florida over UAB 36-7

Eddy Pineiro kicked five field goals and Florida used a stifling defense to overwhelm UAB 36-7 on Saturday. The Gators (4-6) ended a five-game losing streak with a strong second half when they gained 228 of their 409 total yards. Florida accumulated 257 yards on the ground with three players - Adarius Lemons (89 yards), Lamical Perine (86) and Mark Thompson (78) accounting for most of the yards. "...
Brodzinski scores first NHL goal as Kings blank Panthers

Brodzinski scores first NHL goal as Kings blank Panthers

It was almost like old times as Los Angeles Kings winger Johnny Brodzinski and Florida Panthers center Nick Bjugstad shared the ice again. They were linemates from youth hockey all the way through Blaine High School in Minnesota. They were opponents this time when Brodzinski scored his first NHL goal to help lead the Kings to a 4-0 win over the Panthers on Saturday. Brodzinski scored on a backhander...
Analysis: Rey Maualuga incident everything Dolphins don’t want, can’t have

Analysis: Rey Maualuga incident everything Dolphins don’t want, can’t have

Rey Maualuga won’t be playing for the Dolphins again. (Miami-Dade County) Rey Maualuga wasn’t available for the Miami Dolphins meetings and walkthrough on Saturday morning. Maualuga was in jail. In an ordinary season, this might seem shocking, jarring and emotionally-draining. But that Miami’s starting middle linebacker was in a Miami jail, charged with battery after allegedly grabbing...
Jarvis Landry chasing own Miami Dolphins single-season catch record

Jarvis Landry chasing own Miami Dolphins single-season catch record

Jarvis Landry could ste a new Dolphins record for most catches in a season this year. (Allen Eyestone/The Post) DAVIE—One thing the Dolphins have been able to count on since 2014: Jarvis Landry getting open. Regardless of who’s at quarterback or how much the offense is struggling, he’s continued to be one of the most high-volume receivers in the league during...
Dolphins bailed on Brent Grimes, who is looking for revenge Sunday

Dolphins bailed on Brent Grimes, who is looking for revenge Sunday

Brent Grimes: 34 years old and still good. (AP) DAVIE—The Dolphins might have bailed on cornerback Brent Grimes a little too early, and he’s one of the main problems they’ll deal with on Tampa Bay’s defense Sunday. Grimes, who turned 34 before the season started, has had a solid two years with the Buccaneers since Miami released him. The ...
Video: Reacting to Miami’s 44-28 win over Virginia

Video: Reacting to Miami’s 44-28 win over Virginia

(Facebook.com/PostOnMiamiHurricanes) [ Five takeaways from Miami-Virginia ] [ What players and coaches said afterward ] [ Live updates, commentary from the press box ] [ Pregame notes, photos, videos, commentary ] MIAMI GARDENS — Well...
Miami Dolphins’ defensive line not living up to gigantic price tag

Miami Dolphins’ defensive line not living up to gigantic price tag

Cameron Wake thinks the Dolphins’ defensive line has underachieved, and that’s hard to dispute. (Andres Leiva/The Post) DAVIE—The Dolphins’ defensive line has been fine. Not great, not bad, but fine. This team thought it was buying a lot more than fine when it shelled out $41.2 million on this unit, making it the second-most expensive defensive line...
Seminoles coast to 77-6 rout of Delaware State

Seminoles coast to 77-6 rout of Delaware State

Florida State had not scored more than 30 points this season before facing Delaware State. The Seminoles accomplished that early in the second quarter Saturday and didn’t let up, coasting to a 77-6 rout. The 71-point win is the second-highest margin of victory by Florida State (4-6), falling three points shy of tying the 74-0 win against Whiting Field in 1949. The 77 points also ties for the...
Hurricanes fans react to win over Virginia

Hurricanes fans react to win over Virginia

The No. 3 Miami Hurricanes overcame two 14-point deficits and ended Saturday’s game against Virginia on a 30-0 scoring run to win 44-28 and remain undefeated. Quarterback Malik Rosier accounted for four total touchdowns, including three through the air. Running back Travis Homer led the Hurricanes in rushing with 96 yards and a touchdown on 17 carries.  Miami’s defense struggled for...
What Miami Hurricanes players, coaches said after Virginia win

What Miami Hurricanes players, coaches said after Virginia win

MIAMI GARDENS, FL – NOVEMBER 18: Chad Thomas #9 of the Miami Hurricanes takes the field during a game against the Virginia Cavaliers at Hard Rock Stadium on November 18, 2017 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images) [ Five quick takeaways from Miami-Virginia ] [ Live updates, commentary...
Five takeaways from No. 3 Miami’s 44-28 win over Virginia

Five takeaways from No. 3 Miami’s 44-28 win over Virginia

MIAMI GARDENS, FL – NOVEMBER 18: Head coach Mark Richt of the Miami Hurricanes looks on during a game against the Virginia Cavaliers at Hard Rock Stadium on November 18, 2017 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images) [ Live updates, commentary from the press box ] [ Pregame notes, photos...
Florida State routs Delaware State 77-6

Florida State routs Delaware State 77-6

Florida State had not scored over 30 points this season before facing Delaware State. The Seminoles accomplished that early in the second quarter on Saturday and didn't let up in a 77-6 rout. The 71-point win is the second-highest margin of victory by Florida State (4-6), falling three points shy of tying the 74-0 win against Whiting Field in 1949. The 77 points also ties for the second-most points...
Source: Miami Dolphins waiving LB Rey Maualuga after arrest

Source: Miami Dolphins waiving LB Rey Maualuga after arrest

Rey Maualuga’s brief time with the Dolphins has ended. (Allen Eyestone/The Post) DAVIE–The Dolphins are waiving linebacker Rey Maualuga after he was reportedly arrested Friday night, a league source confirmed. Pro Football Talk reported he was arrested on battery charges in Miami and is currently being held. Maualuga had been a starter this season after Miami signed him in...
5 Miami Dolphins under intense scrutiny vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

5 Miami Dolphins under intense scrutiny vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Kenyan Drake has something to prove Sunday. (Getty Images) DAVIE—If there’s any hope left for the Dolphins to make the playoffs this season, they can’t possibly throw away a home game against the struggling Buccaneers. A win gets Miami back to .500 and provides another chance to reset and gear up for a brutal schedule down the stretch. If the Dolphins can&rsquo...
Reports: Chip Kelly is listening to UCLA after meeting with Florida officials

Reports: Chip Kelly is listening to UCLA after meeting with Florida officials

Sunday was an active day for Chip Kelly rumors which seem to have ended with a whimper instead of a bang. A flight from Ocala, Fla., arrived in Portsmouth, N.H., around 4:30 p.m. ET on Sunday according to OnlyGators.com as Football Scoop said the Gators’ talks with Kelly are “advancing.” It now appears Kelly is at least going to listen to what’s out there after...
Eagles K Jake Elliott out for rest of game against Cowboys with head injury

Eagles K Jake Elliott out for rest of game against Cowboys with head injury

Philadelphia Eagles kicker Jake Elliott had to leave the field after making the extra effort to get a stop on a kick return. Elliott drove the Dallas Cowboys return man out of bounds, but took a shot to the head in the process. He was taken to the locker room and will not be able to return to the game according to NBC Sports’ Michele Tafoya. Linebacker Kamu Grugier-Hill is the Eagles&rsquo...
Texas Tech among USA TODAY’s ‘5 most miserable’ teams after blowout loss vs. TCU

Texas Tech among USA TODAY’s ‘5 most miserable’ teams after blowout loss vs. TCU

Texas Tech’s offense failed to find the end zone for the first time since 2011 Saturday, as the Red Raiders were dealt a 27-3 home loss at the hands of No. 10 TCU. The blowout loss — which marked the first time TCU had ever prevailed in consecutive trips to Lubbock — didn’t do many favors for Texas Tech’s morale entering the final week of the regular...
Report: South Carolina baseball hires Skylar Meade as pitching coach

Report: South Carolina baseball hires Skylar Meade as pitching coach

South Carolina may have found its next pitching coach. According to a report from Brian Sakowski of Perfect Game USA, the Gamecocks are going to hire Skylar Meade for the position. Meade previously held the same title at Michigan State. South Carolina has been without a pitching coach since Jerry Meyers took a leave of absence for medical reasons a couple weeks ago. Meade...
Oklahoma State among USA TODAY’s ‘5 most miserable’ teams after loss to K-State

Oklahoma State among USA TODAY’s ‘5 most miserable’ teams after loss to K-State

Oklahoma State opened as a double-digit favorite for the team’s Nov. 18 home game against Kansas State. By the third quarter, the Cowboys found themselves trailing the Wildcats 42-13. And despite a near improbable comeback, that was how Mike Gundy and Oklahoma State lost its third game of the season, 45-40. All three have now come at home at Boone Pickens Stadium in Stillwater...
Julio Jones’ favorite moment in the Georgia Dome came when he played for Alabama

Julio Jones’ favorite moment in the Georgia Dome came when he played for Alabama

Julio Jones was a freshman at Alabama in 2008. He’s had a lot of incredible moments since that time, but it was a first with the Crimson Tide that has left a lasting memory in the Georgia Dome. He caught 58 passes for 924 yards with four touchdowns that season, but it was his first time playing in the dome, set to come down soon, against Clemson which stuck out to him...
Ohio State football prepares for Michigan game with school marching band

Ohio State football prepares for Michigan game with school marching band

It’s officially Michigan week. Ohio State was back on the practice field Sunday evening, barely 24 hours after its 52-14 win over Illinois, when the school’s marching band showed up to continue a tradition. The band performed Script Ohio, which is played every season leading into the Buckeyes’ game against arch-rival Michigan, and Urban Meyer expressed his...
Baylor soccer advances to Elite Eight for first time in program history

Baylor soccer advances to Elite Eight for first time in program history

Baylor soccer’s magical run lives on another week. The No. 23 Bears beat Notre Dame 3-2 on a golden goal by Precious Akanyirige in extra time to advance to the Elite Eight for the first time in program history. Baylor has been untouchable since losing to TCU on the final night of the regular season. The Bears beat Texas, Oklahoma State and TCU to win the Big 12 championship...
The 3-Pointer: What we learned from Auburn basketball’s win over Hofstra

The 3-Pointer: What we learned from Auburn basketball’s win over Hofstra

Auburn basketball’s final game in the Charleston Classic was valuable stepping stone in the right direction as the holidays approach. The Tigers didn’t put together a stellar first half, but it could have been far, far worse. Auburn shot well from the field early, but also allowed Hofstra to score 50 first-half points. That’s not great for fending off critics...
West Virginia QB Will Grier undergoes successful surgery on injured finger

West Virginia QB Will Grier undergoes successful surgery on injured finger

West Virginia quarterback Will Grier successfully underwent surgery on his injured finger Sunday, according to a Twitter post from Grier’s wife. Grier sustained a finger injury during the first half of West Virginia’s 28-14 loss to Texas on Nov. 18. He did not return to the game following the injury and was later ruled out for the remainder of the regular season...
Sean McDermott hasn’t decided on Bills’ starting QB next game, but still confident in Nathan Peterman

Sean McDermott hasn’t decided on Bills’ starting QB next game, but still confident in Nathan Peterman

Buffalo Bills coach Sean McDermott surely knew that he would be getting questions about his starting quarterback situation late Sunday afternoon in Los Angeles. The Bills came into their game against the Chargers with a 5-4 record and in the thick of the playoff race, but McDermott decided to make a change at quarterback earlier in the week. Buffalo was on a two-game...
On this day: Baylor upsets No. 5 Oklahoma behind Robert Griffin III’s sensational performance

On this day: Baylor upsets No. 5 Oklahoma behind Robert Griffin III’s sensational performance

Oklahoma football has long been a heavyweight in the Big 12 conference. Six years ago today, it was Baylor’s turn to stun the Sooners. The Bears captured one of their biggest wins in program history on Nov. 19, 2011 with a 45-38 upset victory over the No. 5 Sooners. Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III solidified his Heisman Trophy campaign with 479 passing yards and...
Lamar Jackson could become third player in NCAA history to hit these milestones

Lamar Jackson could become third player in NCAA history to hit these milestones

Lamar Jackson is awesome. We know this. After winning the Heisman Trophy last season, he’s been similarly impressive in 2017. Jackson has 40 touchdowns this year. He also leads the nation in total offense, and he has a chance to join an exclusive club if he racks up 182 more rushing yards and 344 more passing yards. Seems like a pretty safe bet: Jackson dominated Syracuse...
Big 12 DieHards Newcomer of Week 12: Skylar Thompson dominates

Big 12 DieHards Newcomer of Week 12: Skylar Thompson dominates

Welcome to Big 12 DieHards’ Week 12 Newcomer of the Week. There were a number of exciting performances across the Big 12 from newcomers, but one stood apart.   Also, check out our other Big 12 player of the week awards: Offensive and Special Teams Player of the Week Byron Pringle Defensive Player of the Week Jeff Gladney ...
DieHards Big 12 Offensive/Special Teams Player of Week 12: Byron Pringle explodes

DieHards Big 12 Offensive/Special Teams Player of Week 12: Byron Pringle explodes

Welcome to Big 12 DieHards’ Week 12 Player of the Week. Normally, we separate the offensive and special teams player awards into separate categories. However, one player dominated both categories this week.  Also, check out our other Big 12 player of the week awards:  Offensive and Special Teams Player of the Week Byron Pringle ...
DieHards Big 12 Defensive Player of Week 12: Jeff Gladney blankets Texas Tech

DieHards Big 12 Defensive Player of Week 12: Jeff Gladney blankets Texas Tech

Welcome to Big 12 DieHards’ Week 12 Defensive Player of the Week. There were a number of exciting performances across the Big 12 from defensive players, but one stood apart.   Also, check out our other Big 12 player of the week awards: Offensive and Special Teams Player of the Week Byron Pringle Defensive Player of the Week Jeff Gladney...
Cowboys RB Darren McFadden healthy scratch against Eagles

Cowboys RB Darren McFadden healthy scratch against Eagles

The Dallas Cowboys have decided not to play running back Darren McFadden against the Philadelphia Eagles. He is a healthy scratch which means that the Cowboys will rely on running back Alfred Morris to carry the load as their No. 1 running back on Sunday Night Football. McFadden was active for the first time this season against the Atlanta Falcons in Week 10. With running...
Florida basketball: After three home wins, the real test now begins

Florida basketball: After three home wins, the real test now begins

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — After New Hampshire took a one-point lead midway through the second half, Florida’s Jalen Hudson decided to take command of the game. With a head full of steam, Hudson charged down the court and let off a one-handed dunk. Two possessions later, Hudson took a pass from KeVaughn Allen, was fouled as he drove to the rim and sank both of his free ...
2017 SEC Country Power Poll: Where Vanderbilt is ranked (Week 12)

2017 SEC Country Power Poll: Where Vanderbilt is ranked (Week 12)

Splat! That’s the sound of Vanderbilt landing on the basement floor in the SEC Country Power Poll. After five consecutive weeks in the No. 13 spot, the Commodores (4-7, 0-7 SEC) slipped off the bottom rung following their 45-17 home loss to Missouri. It’s the first time this season that Vandy has finished dead last in our rankings. Yet there is hope, Vandy fans! The Commodores...
2017 SEC Country Power Poll: Where Ole Miss is ranked (Week 12)

2017 SEC Country Power Poll: Where Ole Miss is ranked (Week 12)

Ole Miss fell to Texas A&M 31-24 on Saturday, pushing the Rebels to 5-6 on the season. But how would the loss impact Ole Miss in the latest SEC Country Power Poll? Ole Miss checks in at No. 11 this week, one spot behind a week ago. It’s the second straight week the Rebels have fallen exactly one spot in the rankings. The Rebels led Texas A&M for a good portion...
2017 SEC Country Power Poll: Where Tennessee is ranked (Week 12)

2017 SEC Country Power Poll: Where Tennessee is ranked (Week 12)

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee looked like it played inspired football in the Vols’ first game without Butch Jones on the sideline. The effort wasn’t enough to lead to a victory as LSU came away with the 30-10 win. Tennessee has dropped all seven SEC games it has played this season and ranks 13th in the SEC Country Power Poll this week. There were some positives from the loss...
2017 SEC Country Power Poll: Where Kentucky is ranked (Week 12)

2017 SEC Country Power Poll: Where Kentucky is ranked (Week 12)

After three consecutive weeks at No. 8 in the SEC Country Power Poll, Kentucky fell to No. 9 in Sunday’s latest edition after a 42-13 loss at Georgia on Saturday. The defeat was to be expected. Georgia was bouncing back from a blowout loss against Auburn, but on Saturday the Bulldogs were on the right side of a blowout. Georgia (10-1, 7-1 SEC) checked in at No. 3 in...
2017 SEC Country Power Poll: Where South Carolina is ranked (Week 12)

2017 SEC Country Power Poll: Where South Carolina is ranked (Week 12)

South Carolina won its second game in a row Saturday and fifth in its last six tries, handling FCS big-hitter Wofford, 31-10, at Williams-Brice Stadium. The game served as a tuneup for the Gamecocks’ rivalry-week showdown with Clemson. South Carolina has an opportunity to spoil the defending national champion’s season with an upset. Clemson is 10-1 overall and among...
2017 SEC Country Power Poll: Where LSU is ranked (Week 12)

2017 SEC Country Power Poll: Where LSU is ranked (Week 12)

A nondescript week of games combined with a win over a bad Tennessee team equaled no movement for LSU in the Week 12 edition of the SEC Country Power Poll. The Tigers (8-3, 5-2 SEC) maintained their spot at fifth in the power ratings following their 30-10 win at Tennessee, which has yet to win a game in league play. Mississippi State, which rallied for a 28-21 win at Arkansas...
2017 SEC Country Power Poll: Where Florida is ranked (Week 12)

2017 SEC Country Power Poll: Where Florida is ranked (Week 12)

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — After six weeks of misery, distractions and losses, the Florida Gators finally had at least one day in which they could hold their heads high. The Gators snapped a five-game losing streak with a 36-7 win over UAB on Saturday to set up a season finale against in-state rival Florida State. It was a game the Gators (4-6) were expected to win heading into...
2017 SEC Country Power Poll: Where Texas A&M is ranked (Week 12)

2017 SEC Country Power Poll: Where Texas A&M is ranked (Week 12)

Texas A&M shut out Ole Miss in the second half and scored 10 points of its own to secure a 31-24 victory Saturday night in Oxford, Miss. The win moves the Aggies the 7-4 overall and 4-3 in the SEC entering the regular-season finale against LSU. Derrick Tucker’s 19-yard interception return for a score put Texas A&M in the lead, 28-24, midway through the third quarter ...
2017 SEC Country Power Poll: Where Mississippi State is ranked (Week 12)

2017 SEC Country Power Poll: Where Mississippi State is ranked (Week 12)

Nick Fitzgerald threw 2 late fourth-quarter touchdown passes to lead Mississippi State to a hard-fought and often ugly 28-21 victory against Arkansas on Saturday in Fayetteville. Mississippi State (8-3, 4-3 in the SEC) was coming off a 31-24 loss to Alabama and looked like it still was thinking about that near-miss when the game started. The Razorbacks led 14-0 in the first...
How Auburn commits, targets fared in their high school playoff games

How Auburn commits, targets fared in their high school playoff games

Auburn wide receiver target Justyn Ross highlighted the Alabama group with his second-round performance. Central-Phenix City defeated Lee-Montgomery 42-14 in large part because of Ross’ big night. He hauled in 4 receptions for 61 yards. Three of those were touchdowns, including a one-handed grab that was so highlight worthy that SportsCenter tweeted it out...
2017 SEC Country Power Poll: Where Alabama is ranked (Week 12)

2017 SEC Country Power Poll: Where Alabama is ranked (Week 12)

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Alabama football remained in the No. 1 spot in the latest SEC Country Power Poll following its blowout win over Mercer. Alabama football blanked Mercer, 56-0, on Saturday to earn its senior class win No. 51. This group of seniors holds a four-year record of 51-4 (.927). The 51 wins tied the school and NCAA record of 51 set by Alabama’s 2016...
Ohio State football: Buckeyes remain unanimous No. 2 in Land of 10 Power Poll

Ohio State football: Buckeyes remain unanimous No. 2 in Land of 10 Power Poll

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio State remained the No. 2 team in the latest edition of the Land of 10 Power Poll on Sunday, a day after an overwhelming 52-14 victory against Illinois. The Buckeyes remained the unanimous No. 2 in the standings, receiving all 13 second-place votes. Wisconsin again collected every first-place vote after dispatching Michigan in impressive fashion....
Iowa remains steady in Land of 10 Power Poll despite loss

Iowa remains steady in Land of 10 Power Poll despite loss

IOWA CITY, Iowa — Despite a 24-15 loss to Purdue on Saturday, the Iowa Hawkeyes remained No. 7 in the latest Land of 10 Power Poll released Sunday. The Hawkeyes (6-5, 3-5 Big Ten) continued to struggle on offense in their second straight loss, rushing for only 82 yards on 2.2 yards per carry against the Boilermakers. Since the start of the 2015 season, Iowa is 26-1 when...
Nebraska drops to No. 12 in latest Land of 10 Power Poll

Nebraska drops to No. 12 in latest Land of 10 Power Poll

Nebraska dropped one spot to No. 12 in the latest Land of 10 Power Poll on Sunday. The Huskers lost 56-44 to Penn State on Saturday at Beaver Stadium. With only five days until Nebraska’s last game of the 2017 season, coach Mike Riley is doing his best to end the season on a high note. The team is also doing what it can to keep morale high in the locker...
Michigan State rises in Land of 10 Power Poll after eighth win

Michigan State rises in Land of 10 Power Poll after eighth win

Michigan State rebounded from a loss with a 17-7 victory against Maryland and rebounded in the latest Land of 10 Power Poll by rising to No. 4 in the rankings, released Sunday. The Spartans (8-3, 6-2 Big Ten), now ranked 21st in The Associated Press Top 25, won a messy battle against the Terps in poor conditions at home. An Ohio State win officially took...
Penn State maintains No. 3 spot in Land of 10 Power Poll after cruising past Nebraska

Penn State maintains No. 3 spot in Land of 10 Power Poll after cruising past Nebraska

Penn State was eliminated from a return to the Big Ten Championship Game on Saturday but the Nittany Lions continue to play like a conference bully at Beaver Stadium. Led by quarterback Trace McSorley and running back Saquon Barkley, Penn State pounded Nebraska early and cruised to a 56-44 victory. Barkley and McSorley combined for 7 total touchdowns vs. the Cornhuskers, helping...
Land of 10 Power Poll: No. 1 Wisconsin, No. 2 Ohio State have separation after Week 12

Land of 10 Power Poll: No. 1 Wisconsin, No. 2 Ohio State have separation after Week 12

Wisconsin and Ohio State continue to lead the Land of 10 Power Poll after Week 12 games. Wisconsin is the Big Ten’s only undefeated team at 11-0. The Badgers pushed aside Michigan, 24-10, and have all 13 No. 1 votes in the poll. But Ohio State isn’t too far behind. The Buckeyes were ranked No. 2 in all 13 ballots after they crushed Illinois, 52-14. Both Wisconsin...
Michigan heads into regular-season finale ranked No. 6 in Land of 10 Power Poll

Michigan heads into regular-season finale ranked No. 6 in Land of 10 Power Poll

The Michigan Wolverines had Wisconsin where they wanted midway though the third quarter Saturday, but a three-point lead evaporated in a matter of minutes and turned into a 24-10 loss in Madison to the Big Ten West champions. The loss dropped the Wolverines to 8-3 overall, 5-3 in the Big Ten, knocking them out of contention for the East division title. It also...
Wisconsin remains at No. 1 in Land of 10 Power Poll

Wisconsin remains at No. 1 in Land of 10 Power Poll

For the third consecutive week, Wisconsin remains atop our Land of 10 Power Poll, and the Badgers are in prime position to earn a College Football Playoff spot. In the poll, voted on by 13 Land of 10 writers and released Sunday, Wisconsin earned all 13 first-place votes. Ohio State came in at No. 2, Penn State No. 3, Michigan State No. 4 and Northwestern No. 5. Wisconsin defeated...
Washington opens as 10.5-point favorites over Washington State

Washington opens as 10.5-point favorites over Washington State

The Apple Cup is one of the more underrated college football rivalry games, played more than 100 times since 1900. But the boys in the desert aren’t expecting the 2017 edition to be particularly close, despite it pitting a pair of 9-2 teams. Washington has opened as a 10.5-point favorite at home for Saturday’s game with Washington State, per OddsShark. It&rsquo...
South Carolina football: What Will Muschamp said about Clemson on Sunday

South Carolina football: What Will Muschamp said about Clemson on Sunday

COLUMBIA, S.C. – South Carolina football coach Will Muschamp fielded a few questions about Clemson during his teleconference on Sunday night. Up first: Last year’s result and whether or not 56-7 will be used as a motivation over the next few days, leading up to the showdown Saturday at Williams-Brice Stadium. “If you don’t get excited about playing your...
Lincoln Riley poised to set win record for 1st-year Oklahoma head coach

Lincoln Riley poised to set win record for 1st-year Oklahoma head coach

Lincoln Riley tied the record for the most wins ever by a first-year Oklahoma head football coach on Saturday when the Sooners defeated Kansas for the team’s 10th win of the season. With three games left, including the Big 12 title game and at least one postseason matchup, 33-year old Riley is poised to pass former coaches Barry Switzer and Chuck Fairbanks for the all-time...
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