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Miami-North Carolina football 2017: Kickoff time, TV info set

Miami’s defense struggled against North Carolina in 2015. (Getty Images) Miami-North Carolina is a noon kickoff, the ACC announced. The game is Saturday, Oct. 28 on ESPN2 in Chapel Hill, N.C. It is the first game for UM in Kenan Stadium since a 59-21 loss in 2015. UM lost to the Tar Heels last year at Hard Rock Stadium.
Recruiting: Two players, including unrated DT Denzel Daxon, commit to Miami Hurricanes

Recruiting: Two players, including unrated DT Denzel Daxon, commit to Miami Hurricanes

A general view of a helmet at Miami practice at Greentree Fields, Aug. 2016. (Miami Herald) The Hurricanes added two players to their 2019 class on Saturday. Miami Norland High defensive tackle  Denzel Daxon  committed to UM, according to 247Sports. Daxon is listed at 6-foot-3 and 305 pounds. He has not been rated by recruiting services. Additionally...
3 Concerning Miami Dolphins position groups vs. New York Jets

3 Concerning Miami Dolphins position groups vs. New York Jets

Whatever is happening in this photo can’t happen again on Sunday. That’s Jay Cutler. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images) This is a game for payback. At least, that’s how the Dolphins view Sunday’s game against the Jets at Hard Rock Stadium. The Jets stunned and humiliated Miami, 20-6, less than one month ago. So if Miami were to lose to a team projected to tank the season again...
Five takeaways: Behind Goran Dragic, Dion Waiters the Miami Heat hold off the Indiana Pacers in home opener

Five takeaways: Behind Goran Dragic, Dion Waiters the Miami Heat hold off the Indiana Pacers in home opener

Indiana Pacers’ Cory Joseph drives to the basket as Miami Heat’s Josh Richardson (0) and Justise Winslow (20) defend during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky) MIAMI – After hearing for three days how their defense let them down in their season-opening loss at the Magic, the Miami Heat came...
Video: Thoughts, reaction to Miami’s 27-19 win over Syracuse

Video: Thoughts, reaction to Miami’s 27-19 win over Syracuse

(Facebook.com/PostOnMiamiHurricanes) [ Five things we learned from Miami-Syracuse ] [ Richt bent out of shape over inconsistency ] [ Pregame live: photos, videos, notes ] [ Live commentary from the game ] MIAMI GARDENS — The Canes got...
Dave George: Malik Rosier’s leadership keeps Canes unbeaten

Dave George: Malik Rosier’s leadership keeps Canes unbeaten

The trapdoor was set again, like it is every Saturday. The Miami Hurricanes are well accustomed to this by now. It might scare them, but it doesn’t stop them from charging forward, any more than a Syracuse shock squad with an appetite for major upsets could stop them from punching out a 6-0 start to a season that has ACC Championship game written all over it. Travis Homer finally put the hammer...
FAU explodes for 804 yards in 69-31 rout of North Texas

FAU explodes for 804 yards in 69-31 rout of North Texas

Florida Atlantic running back Devin Singletary ran for 123 yards and three touchdowns, the last of which set a program single-season rushing record, as the Owls totaled a Conference USA record 804 yards of offense in a 69-31 rout of North Texas. On the same day the school honored the 2007 team that won the Sun Belt Conference, FAU (4-3, 3-0) looked like a team ready to win C-USA, as they dismantled...
Miami Heat to start Jordan Mickey, James Johnson tonight vs. Pacers. Kelly Olynyk to bench, Hassan Whiteside out

Miami Heat to start Jordan Mickey, James Johnson tonight vs. Pacers. Kelly Olynyk to bench, Hassan Whiteside out

Miami Heat forward Jordan Mickey goes up for a shot against Charlotte Hornets forward Johnny O Bryant III during a preseason game this month. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee) MIAMI – Heat coach Erik Spoelstra is making two changes to his starting lineup tonight. Forwards Jordan Mickey and James Johnson will start as Spoelstra rolls out a lineup with nobody taller than 6-foot-8.  That...
Mark Richt after Syracuse win: Looking for consistency on both sides

Mark Richt after Syracuse win: Looking for consistency on both sides

DURHAM, NC – SEPTEMBER 29: Head coach Mark Richt of the Miami Hurricanes watches on against the Duke Blue Devils during their game at Wallace Wade Stadium on September 29, 2017 in Durham, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images) MIAMI GARDENS — Thoughts from Mark Richt after a win over Syracuse: * “For some reason we can’t find a way to play really...
Five things we learned from No. 8 Miami Hurricanes’ 27-19 win over Syracuse

Five things we learned from No. 8 Miami Hurricanes’ 27-19 win over Syracuse

MIAMI GARDENS, FL – OCTOBER 21: The Miami Hurricanes line up against the Syracuse Orange during a game at Sun Life Stadium on October 21, 2017 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images) MIAMI GARDENS —  It was another heart-stopping finish for the Hurricanes, who emerged with a 27-19 win over Syracuse after a sweaty fourth quarter. The...
Jimbo Fisher exchanges words with fan after latest Seminoles loss

Jimbo Fisher exchanges words with fan after latest Seminoles loss

Blanton Creque’s first game-winning field goal at any level of football came at the opportune time for Louisville. The sophomore’s 34-yard field goal with five seconds remaining lifted the Cardinals to an emotional 31-28 win over Florida State on Saturday. After the Seminoles suffered their third consecutive home loss to fall to 2-4 (2-3 ACC) on the season, FSU coach Jimbo Fisher got into...
Live updates: No. 8 Miami Hurricanes vs. Syracuse Orange

Live updates: No. 8 Miami Hurricanes vs. Syracuse Orange

Mark Richt on the sidelines during a 2017 game. (Getty Images) [ Pregame live: photos, videos, notes ] MIAMI GARDENS — Keep it locked here for in-game updates and commentary as the Hurricanes (5-0, 3-0 ACC) look to extend their 10-game winning streak — the second-longest in the country — by defeating the Orange (4-3, 2-1) at Hard...
Dolphins need RB Jay Ajayi to watch ball closer on pass plays

Dolphins need RB Jay Ajayi to watch ball closer on pass plays

Jay Ajayi has a long way to go in his goal of becoming a pass-catching running back. (AP) DAVIE—The offseason goal of becoming a reliable receiving threat hasn’t panned out for Jay Ajayi yet, and the Dolphins are still trying to sharpen some fundamentals with him. The biggest issue is getting Ajayi to secure the pass before he tries to get upfield. That cost him at least one...
Dolphins DE Cameron Wake not thrilled about two games in five days

Dolphins DE Cameron Wake not thrilled about two games in five days

Cameron Wake doesn’t seem like a big fan of Thursday Night Football. (Getty Images) DAVIE— Dolphins defensive end Cameron Wake likes to say he’d be happy playing a football game any day, any place (even the moon, he said once), but it sounds like he wouldn’t mind seeing Thursday night games go away. As Miami prepares to play a home game against the Jets...
Add Heat center Hassan Whiteside to long list of injuries around the NBA. Is shorter preseason to blame?

Add Heat center Hassan Whiteside to long list of injuries around the NBA. Is shorter preseason to blame?

MIAMI — The Heat started the 2016-17 season on Oct. 26. The opener came on Oct. 18 this season. That’s because the NBA shortened the preseason and moved up the start of the regular season this year in an effort to reduce back-to-back situations and allow for more days in between games during the six-month schedule. But has the quicker turnaround from training camp...
Dolphins vs. Jets: Both teams unpredictable heading into Week 7 matchup

Dolphins vs. Jets: Both teams unpredictable heading into Week 7 matchup

The Dolphins know better than to underestimate a Jets team that embarrassed them last month. (Getty Images) DAVIE—There are two dangerous games football fans love to play, and coaches highly recommend quitting them. The first is the annual tradition—taking place as early as April—of going through the schedule and marking down wins and losses. The second is applying the...
5 Miami Dolphins under intense scrutiny vs. New York Jets

5 Miami Dolphins under intense scrutiny vs. New York Jets

Jay Ajayi didn’t do much against the Jets last time. (TNS) DAVIE—These are the types of games the Dolphins can’t afford to throw away if they’re serious about making a repeat trip to the playoffs. They’ve already blown one chance against the Jets, and losing to them at home Sunday would be a major derailment to their recent progress. A win, conversely...
Venus Williams returns to WTA Finals for 1st time since 2009

Venus Williams returns to WTA Finals for 1st time since 2009

SINGAPORE (AP) — Venus Williams returns to the year-end WTA Finals for the first time since 2009 and will face Karolina Pliskova on Sunday. The top eight players in the world will play in the round-robin event, which also features No. 1 Simona Halep, Garbine Muguruza, Elina Svitolina, Caroline Wozniacki, Jelena Ostapenko and Caroline Garcia. "They're all pretty special," said Williams...
Tonight’s matchup: Miami Heat face Indiana Pacers in home opener without Hassan Whiteside

Tonight’s matchup: Miami Heat face Indiana Pacers in home opener without Hassan Whiteside

INDIANA PACERS VS. MIAMI HEAT When: Wednesday, 8 p.m. Where: AmericanAirlines Arena, Miami TV/Radio: Fox Sports Sun/WAXY 790AM, WAQI 710AM (Spanish) Records: Indiana 1-1, Miami 0-1 Heat coach Erik Spoelstra reacts to a play during a game against the Indiana Pacers last season. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images) PROJECTED STARTING LINEUPS Pacers F: Thaddeus Young F: Domantas Sabonis...
Post staff predictions: Dolphins primed for revenge against Jets on Sunday

Post staff predictions: Dolphins primed for revenge against Jets on Sunday

Miami Dolphins quarterback Jay Cutler (6) directs the offensive line during the first half of an NFL football game against the New York Jets in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun, File) What are our Miami Dolphins writers expecting on Sunday when the Fins host the AFC East-rival New York Jets at Hard Rock Stadium? STAFF PREDICTIONS Joe Schad, Beat...
King’s Academy 41, Key West 21: Wake’s five TD passes lead Lions

King’s Academy 41, Key West 21: Wake’s five TD passes lead Lions

King’s Academy put its 19-game winning streak on the line Friday night against unbeaten Key West, and Justin Wake made sure it got to 20. The junior quarterback threw five touchdown passes — including three to Cory Croteau — and the Lions’ defense held the Conchs’ scoreless in the second half in a 41-21 victory at Kahlert Stadium. The loss was the first for Key West (5-1)...
Erik Spoelstra says Heat won’t lower defensive standards ‘just because other teams are scoring’ a lot of points

Erik Spoelstra says Heat won’t lower defensive standards ‘just because other teams are scoring’ a lot of points

MIAMI — The Heat scored 109 points in Wednesday’s season opener against the Magic. But Miami didn’t score enough to win. Coach Erik Spoelstra doesn’t see it like that, though. In Spoelstra’s eyes, the Heat’s defense let them down as it allowed the Magic to score 116 points on 47.8 percent shooting. “Too many to even list off right now,” Spoelstra...
Dave George: Hurricanes on long road back to prominence

Dave George: Hurricanes on long road back to prominence

Mark Richt is in his second season at the University of Miami and it’s going just fine. The Hurricanes are 5-0 and ranked No. 8 in the Associated Press poll. That’s enough to get people all over the country watching, and they will be when ESPN devotes its 3:30 p.m. feature kickoff to Miami vs. Syracuse. That’s a ton of progress in just two seasons, but for Richt it’s not unprecedented...
PGA of America plays role in women in sports mentoring program

PGA of America plays role in women in sports mentoring program

Naoual Zaaraoui is living a dream in a world where “anything is possible.” As an advocate and voice for women’s sports in her native Morocco, Zaaraoui is completing a three-week mentoring program at the PGA of America headquarters. Zaaraoui is acquiring the organizational, sports marketing and communication skills necessary to advance the cause of working Moroccan women, future female...
Miami Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill remains highly involved despite injury

Miami Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill remains highly involved despite injury

Ryan Tannehill (left) has been an advisor to Jay Cutler (right) and others while he’s been out injured. (AP) DAVIE—Short of actually rolling out and throwing passes, Ryan Tannehill is doing everything he can to help the Dolphins while he works back from a season-ending knee injury. Tannehill is out for the year after his left knee gave out early in training camp, but &ldquo...
Heat guard Dion Waiters’ ankle feeling better, expected to play against Pacers

Heat guard Dion Waiters’ ankle feeling better, expected to play against Pacers

The Miami Heat’s Dion Waiters  drives into the Orlando’s Nikola Vucevic, Elfrid Payton and Terrence Ross during the Magic’s opening-night victory Wednesday at the Amway Center . (Stephen M. Dowell/Orlando Sentinel/TNS) MIAMI – Dion Waiters is expected to play Saturday against Indiana after coach Erik Spoelstra said he is feeling better after ...
Miami Dolphins LT Laremy Tunsil not satisfied with performance so far

Miami Dolphins LT Laremy Tunsil not satisfied with performance so far

Laremy Tunsil knows he’s better than how he’s played thus far. (Getty Images) DAVIE—There has not been a single game this season in which Dolphins left tackle Laremy Tunsil walked off the field feeling great about how he played. That’s typical of Tunsil, who studies meticulously to identify his mistakes, but it’s not a source of frustration. “I&rsquo...
Miami Heat to honor Goran Dragic for EuroBasket MVP award before Saturday’s home opener

Miami Heat to honor Goran Dragic for EuroBasket MVP award before Saturday’s home opener

Goran Dragic following Slovenia’s victory over Latvia during the the EuroBasket quarterfinals. MIAMI – The Heat will honor Goran Dragic before Saturday’s home opener with a tribute video congratulating the point guard on being named MVP at the EuroBasket championships. Dragic led his home country, Slovenia, to the title in a stunning upset. Slovenia defeated Spain in...
Heat center Hassan Whiteside to miss Saturday’s home opener with bone bruise in left knee

Heat center Hassan Whiteside to miss Saturday’s home opener with bone bruise in left knee

MIAMI — This is not the start the Heat were hoping for. First, it was the Rodney McGruder leg injury that will keep him out for an extended period of time. Then Dion Waiters’ tweaked his troublesome left ankle in the season opener. And the news got worse Friday. Coach Erik Spoelstra revealed that center Hassan Whiteside is dealing with a bone bruise in his left knee that kept...
Why Miami Dolphins’ Jay Ajayi wears this insane Bane mask

Why Miami Dolphins’ Jay Ajayi wears this insane Bane mask

Miami Dolphins running back Jay Ajayi wears this mask in pregame warmups. By why? And what do his teammates think of it? (Allen Eyestone / The Palm Beach Post) DAVIE — Why does Jay Ajayi wear this frightening mask during pregame warmups? Well, the Miami Dolphins running back has been wearing it for three years now, so the Daily Dolphin thought it was a good time...
Miami-Syracuse 2017: Matchup breakdown, score prediction

Miami-Syracuse 2017: Matchup breakdown, score prediction

Can Miami start fast against high-octane Syracuse? (Getty Images) [ Miami wants to curb Syracuse’s cigar habit ] [ Injury report: Delaney out, Donaldson  probable ] Finding it hard to appreciate Syracuse’s giant-killing ways? ...
What Miami Dolphins coach Adam Gase said Friday

What Miami Dolphins coach Adam Gase said Friday

Getting to 4-2 would be a big step for Adam Gase and the Dolphins. (AP) DAVIE–The sting of last month’s 20-6 loss to the Jets has stuck with the Dolphins, and they finally get a chance at revenge this week. It’s a big game for Miami in the division race and in the broader scope of its season. The AFC East is bunched together with all teams within one game...
Lane Kiffin and FAU host North Texas in Conference USA showdown

Lane Kiffin and FAU host North Texas in Conference USA showdown

Conference USA East Division leader Florida Atlantic (3-3, 2-0 in Conference USA) comes off its bye week Saturay night for a showdown with C-USA West leader North Texas (4-2, 3-0) at FAU Stadium. With a win, FAU will have four wins in a single season for the first time since 2013, when the Owls finished 6-6. Under new head coach Lane Kiffin, the Owls are in a position to compete for a C-USA championship...
Watch our Dolphins-Jets Week 7 simulation on Madden 18

Watch our Dolphins-Jets Week 7 simulation on Madden 18

This NFL season, we at the Post are making our predictions every week.  But it's another thing entirely to play the game out in advance. And that's precisely what we're doing each week.  And you get to watch.  Each week of the 2017 Dolphins season, we'll have Madden NFL 18 — yes, finally, the brand-spanking-new version of the game! — simulate that week's matchup, and...
How to watch, listen to Dolphins-Jets

How to watch, listen to Dolphins-Jets

The Miami Dolphins (3-2) will take on the surprising New York Jets (3-3) at 1:00 p.m. Sunday at Hard Rock Stadium. The Dolphins are looking for revenge after the Jets beat Miami 20-6 in Week 3.  Below is how you can watch and listen to the game.  West Palm Beach – WFLX (Fox 29). Play-by-play: Dan Hellie. Color commentator: Chris Spielman. West Palm Beach ESPN 106.3 FM  West Palm...
Dolphins vs. Jets: How do they match up in Week 7?

Dolphins vs. Jets: How do they match up in Week 7?

Byron Maxwell hasn’t played for Miami since the Jets game in Week 3. (Getty Images) How do the Miami Dolphins and New York Jets match up for Sunday’s NFL Week 7 tilt at Hard Rock Stadium? When the Dolphins have the ball… Miami passing offense (32nd in NFL) vs. New York pass defense (15th in NFL) Last weekend against the Falcons, the Dolphins threw for 151 yards, topping...
Mailbag: Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra not impressed with Hassan Whiteside’s 20/20 on opening night

Mailbag: Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra not impressed with Hassan Whiteside’s 20/20 on opening night

Heat center Hassan Whiteside shows three fingers after making a 3-point basket during the second half of the Heat’s loss in Orlando on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack) MIAMI – Hassan Whiteside did something on opening night that has not happened in the NBA in 10 years. The Heat center had 26 points and 22 rebounds, the first player since Kevin Garnett in 2007 with...
Do modest TD stats eat at Miami Dolphins’ Jarvis Landry? ‘As a competitor, it does, a lot’

Do modest TD stats eat at Miami Dolphins’ Jarvis Landry? ‘As a competitor, it does, a lot’

The Dolphins’ Jarvis Landry easily scores on a 7-yard reception against the Atlanta Falcons. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images) DAVIE — A list of Dolphins with more self-confidence than Jarvis Landry would be short or nonexistent. We see it in the way he’ll catch a pass over the middle, then burrow through bigger men in search of the first-down marker...
Girls volleyball: No. 1 Gardens sweeps Jupiter for district title

Girls volleyball: No. 1 Gardens sweeps Jupiter for district title

Palm Beach Gardens’ dominant season on the volleyball court continued Thursday night. The top-ranked and top-seeded Gators improved to 22-1 with a 25-21, 25-20, 25-11 sweep of fifth-ranked and second-seeded Jupiter in the District 9-9A championship. Maddie Anderson had 11 kills and six digs, and Ashley Klein added 11 service points and 22 digs to lead Palm Beach Gardens, which will host the...
Miami Hurricanes hoping to curb Syracuse’s victory cigar habit

Miami Hurricanes hoping to curb Syracuse’s victory cigar habit

SYRACUSE, NY – SEPTEMBER 09: Head coach Dino Babers of the Syracuse Orange leads his team onto the field before the game against the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders on September 9, 2017 at The Carrier Dome in Syracuse, New York. (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images) CORAL GABLES — Take a walk in any Miami neighborhood, from the old-country enclaves of Little...
William Hayes: One of best Miami Dolphins trades in last 20 years

William Hayes: One of best Miami Dolphins trades in last 20 years

William Hayes is one of the best trade acquisitions of the last 20 years for the Miami Dolphins. DAVIE — The compliments are effusive and consistent. Player after player, coach after coach. They can’t say enough about Miami Dolphins veteran defensive lineman William Hayes. “He’s been one of the most impressive players I’ve ever been around,” Dolphins coach...
What’s it like working with Jay Cutler? “I’ve found him to be really pleasant”

What’s it like working with Jay Cutler? “I’ve found him to be really pleasant”

Jay Cutler’s gotten nothing but positive reviews from the coaching staff in Miami. (AP) DAVIE—Like most people who haven’t worked directly with Jay Cutler, Dolphins offensive coordinator Clyde Christensen wasn’t sure exactly what to expect when the team signed him in August. He had a mixed reputation from his years in Chicago and Denver, but so far, the experience...
Miami Dolphins LB Rey Maualuga conversation: “I still don’t like the sun”

Miami Dolphins LB Rey Maualuga conversation: “I still don’t like the sun”

Rey Maualuga is always in a good mood. (Bill Ingram/The Post) DAVIE—On the list of interesting things to do at Dolphins headquarters, a locker room chat with Rey Maualuga ranks at or near the top. Maualuga has become a favorite among the media for his candor and humor, and he’s been doing well on the field, too. Here’s a conversation with him following today&rsquo...
Roger Goodell makes smart play with NFL anthem protest summit

Roger Goodell makes smart play with NFL anthem protest summit

Saw a large U.S. flag being flown from the bed of a pickup truck the other day, a sign of patriotic fervor and of respect for our national symbol. Wait a minute, though. Since that same flag was half tattered and torn away from overuse, was there also some disrespect here for not replacing it with a new one? This stuff gets trickier and trickier as we all get touchier and touchier. And that is why...
 Tennessee football slides, 'Fire Butch Jones' threatens to drown 'Rocky Top'

 Tennessee football slides, 'Fire Butch Jones' threatens to drown 'Rocky Top'

They don't play "Rocky Top" at Neyland Stadium nearly as much these days, an unmistakable indication of the travails that have befallen the Tennessee football team this season under embattled Coach Butch Jones. The Volunteers produced another clunker last Saturday in a 15-9 loss to South Carolina in front of an announced crowd of 98,104. Many of those orange-clad fans made haste for the...
Baylor comes close, but comes up short against No. 23 West Virginia

Baylor comes close, but comes up short against No. 23 West Virginia

WACO, Texas — With nothing to lose but another game, Baylor benched its starting quarterback and tailback late in the third quarter against West Virginia and went with the kids on the bench. The results very nearly allowed the Bears to snap their six-game losing streak. Freshman quarterback Charlie Brewer and tailback Trestan Ebner helped lead a fierce Baylor comeback...
Penn State takes emphatic step toward national-title legitimacy by bullying Michigan

Penn State takes emphatic step toward national-title legitimacy by bullying Michigan

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Moments after securing one of the signature victories of his coaching career, James Franklin figured he — and his Penn State squad — earned an opportunity to soak it in. Fresh off a 42-13 win over Michigan in front of a record-setting Beaver Stadium crowd, an Oct. 28 game at Ohio State now looms large, but Franklin savored...
Michigan needs to get back on track before facing Wisconsin, Ohio State

Michigan needs to get back on track before facing Wisconsin, Ohio State

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Michigan will do some some soul-searching in the wake of Saturday night’s 42-13 drubbing at No. 2 Penn State. Michigan entered Saturday’s game at Penn State with hopes of beating the No. 2 team in the nation and earning a signature win. Instead, the Wolverines leave Happy Valley tied for fourth place in the Big Ten East Division with Rutgers...
WATCH: Mike Leach’s ‘Pac-12 After Dark’ story about his encounter with ‘goths’ will cap your Week 8 perfectly

WATCH: Mike Leach’s ‘Pac-12 After Dark’ story about his encounter with ‘goths’ will cap your Week 8 perfectly

Weird things sometimes happen on ESPN’s “Pac-12 After Dark” telecast from time to time. The inclusion of Mike Leach’s Washington State team seems to make the probability of such an occurrence spike significantly. This week, it had nothing to do with the product on the field. Instead, it had to do with an interview Leach gave prior to the game that was...
Florida State football coach trades verbal jabs with fan after loss

Florida State football coach trades verbal jabs with fan after loss

It has been a frustrating season for Florida State football coach Jimbo Fisher, who has watched his team stumble to a 2-4 start, including its first 0-3 start at home since 1974. That frustration boiled over Saturday after Fisher and a fan at Tallahassee’s Doak Campbell Stadium got into a verbal altercation after the Seminoles’ 31-28 loss to Louisville. As Fisher exited the field, the...
TCU players blown away by record outing from defense against Kansas

TCU players blown away by record outing from defense against Kansas

FORT WORTH, Texas — TCU’s 43-0 shutout of Kansas Saturday was significant for many reasons, but none more than how the TCU defense performed in the annual homecoming game for the Horned Frogs. TCU only allowed 21 yards of total offense to the Jayhawks in the win — setting a record for the fewest yards ever allowed in a Big 12 contest and the fewest in an FBS...
Charlie Brewer should be Baylor’s starting quarterback heading forward

Charlie Brewer should be Baylor’s starting quarterback heading forward

Saturday night in Waco, a star was born. Baylor quarterback Charlie Brewer was inserted in the fourth quarter, and the game completely turned around from there in a narrow 38-36 loss. When Brewer was inserted, the Bears went on a 23-0 run to cut the lead to 38-36 against the No. 23 West Virginia Mountaineers Brewer led three touchdown drives and a field goal drive down the...
West Virginia fans don’t surpress their ire after narrow win at Baylor

West Virginia fans don’t surpress their ire after narrow win at Baylor

West Virginia fans were in a cantankerous mood after the Mountaineers’ narrow 38-36 victory over Baylor. Their reaction was understandable considering the Mountaineers almost coughed up a 25-point lead heading into the fourth quarter. The victory was preserved only after a dramatic sack on a game-tying two-point conversion by senior middle linebacker Xavier Preston with...
Syracuse QB Eric Dungey exchanges words with Miami assistant after Hurricanes victory

Syracuse QB Eric Dungey exchanges words with Miami assistant after Hurricanes victory

Syracuse quarterback Eric Dungey showed a lot of heart in his team’s loss against Miami on Saturday. While he struggled to even complete a pass, Dungey didn’t give up and dropped kick defenders on his way to keeping the Orange in the game. But after the game was effectively finished, Dungey had experienced enough and his frustration boiled over to the point where ...
Penn State coach James Franklin seems to forget Ohio State is next game

Penn State coach James Franklin seems to forget Ohio State is next game

Penn State coach James Franklin was trying to be the best actor he could be Saturday night. After No. 2 Penn State routed No. 19 Michigan, 42-13, ABC interviewed Franklin after the game. When asked about how Penn State will prepare for next week’s game at Ohio State, Franklin talked about his normal preparations…and then might have pretended to forget his team has the Buckeyes...
Alabama’s historic dominance through 5 SEC games can be summed up by this single stat

Alabama’s historic dominance through 5 SEC games can be summed up by this single stat

Alabama just keeps getting better under Nick Saban. Need proof? Let’s start with 59, 63, 8, 32 and 38. No, those aren’t the winning Powerball numbers. Those are the margin of victory for each of Alabama’s first five SEC games. According to the research of SEC Network analyst Cole Cubelic, the sum of those numbers (200 points) is the largest margin of victory...

Arkansas report card: Hogs fail across the board in embarrassing loss to Auburn

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Arkansas was blown out by Auburn 52-20 Saturday night at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium. The Razorbacks (2-5, 0-4 SEC) trailed 17-6 at halftime. The Tigers (6-2, 4-1) scored 21 unanswered points in the third quarter to put the game out of reach. Arkansas will face Ole Miss on the road next Saturday. Here’s how SEC Country graded the performance of...
Baylor fans proud of team’s effort in gritty comeback

Baylor fans proud of team’s effort in gritty comeback

Baylor fell to West Virginia 38-36 after a wild comeback attempt led by freshman Charlie Brewer. The Bears fell behind early, but narrowly lost again. The future is bright for a Baylor team playing a metric ton of freshmen, but the growing pains are tough. The Bears are winless, but even though the team is struggling, fans can see the progress. Here are their comments, edited for clarity...
What Dana Holgorsen said after West Virginia’s narrow win at Baylor

What Dana Holgorsen said after West Virginia’s narrow win at Baylor

Dana Holgorsen had a couple of interesting takes after West Virginia’s close 38-36 victory over Baylor Saturday night in Waco. The Mountaineers nearly coughed up a 25-point lead starting the fourth quarter. The game wasn’t settled until Xavier Preston’s sack on a two-point conversion saved the victory with 17 seconds left. Here’s a sampling of what Holgorsen said...
Michigan QB commit Joe Milton casts Heisman ‘vote’ for Saquon Barkley

Michigan QB commit Joe Milton casts Heisman ‘vote’ for Saquon Barkley

It seems almost everyone watching the Penn State-Michigan game has been in awe of Nittany Lions RB Saquon Barkley. That includes a Michigan commit: Joe Milton. The commit bravely tweeted out he “cast” his Heisman vote for Saquon Barkley as part of ESPN’s #HeismanHouse campaign. Milton is a 4-star recruit from Orlando, Fla. He’s part of the 2018 recruiting class. Milton will...
What Jim Harbaugh said after Michigan’s 42-13 loss to Penn State

What Jim Harbaugh said after Michigan’s 42-13 loss to Penn State

Michigan football fell 42-13 in a road game against Penn State that quickly got away from the Wolverines in the second half. Here’s what Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh had to say after the game at Beaver Stadium. They’re hitting it on all cylinders. [Barkley] was good as advertised … The quarterback was hot and receivers made plays downfield. It was impressive...
Fan Sound Off: Fans’ patience for Bret Bielema waning after bad loss to Auburn

Fan Sound Off: Fans’ patience for Bret Bielema waning after bad loss to Auburn

The 2017 season continues to be a lost one for Arkansas, which fell to 2-5 overall (0-4 SEC) with a 52-20 loss to No. 21 Auburn on Saturday night in Fayetteville. The loss, as expected, only continued to ignite the “fire Bret Bielema” crowd. Check out what Arkansas fans are saying about the performance and  join the conversation here. Note: Comments are...
USC’s hype once again fails to meet its reality as playoff hopes crumble

USC’s hype once again fails to meet its reality as playoff hopes crumble

No, Clay Helton doesn’t need to be worried about getting left at the airport in Los Angeles, not now or any time this season. But he also shouldn’t be planning a trip to New York City in December for the Heisman Trophy ceremony. And nobody associated with USC should be putting down deposits for tickets to a major bowl game, certainly not the playoff ones. As has...
West Virginia edges Baylor 38-36; 3 things we learned

West Virginia edges Baylor 38-36; 3 things we learned

West Virginia took its blistering offense on the road as the Mountaineers claimed a 38-36 victory at Baylor Saturday night. It was a history-making occurrence for the Mountaineers, who won for the first time in three trips to Waco since joining the Big 12 in 2012. Nailing the victory down wasn’t easy. After leading 38-13 starting the fourth quarter, Baylor roared back for 23 consecutive...
Baylor’s comeback falls short against West Virginia: 3 things we learned

Baylor’s comeback falls short against West Virginia: 3 things we learned

Baylor football posted a wild comeback, but came just short in a 38-36 loss to No. 23 West Virginia on Saturday in Waco, Texas. The Bears were down 38-13 heading into the fourth quarter. However, the offense changed dramatically when freshman quarterback Charlie Brewer went into the game. Baylor went on a 23-0 run and had the ball in the fourth quarter with a chance to tie. ...
What USC coach Clay Helton said after the Trojans’ blowout loss to Notre Dame

What USC coach Clay Helton said after the Trojans’ blowout loss to Notre Dame

In a game against two teams hoping to prove they once again belong on the nation stage, only one team showed up, and it wasn’t Clay Helton’s USC Trojans. USC missed a 27-yard field goal and committed three giveaways in the first half. All three of those turnovers led to Notre Dame touchdowns, as the Irish built a 28-0 halftime lead. In the third quarter...
Michigan CB flips off Penn State crowd after White Out

Michigan CB flips off Penn State crowd after White Out

Penn State beat Michigan, 41-13, in Week 8’s primetime Big Ten game. Wolverines CB Lavert Hill, who was once committed to Penn State before flipping to Michigan, expressed his displeasure afterward: This particular Penn State crowd was a large and rowdy one. It set Beaver Stadium’s all-time attendance record and chanted “We want ‘Bama” before...
What Penn State coach James Franklin said after routing Michigan

What Penn State coach James Franklin said after routing Michigan

Penn State routed Michigan, 42-13, Saturday night in the White Out game. The No. 2 Nittany Lions piled up more than 500 offensive yards as QB Trace McSorley and RB Saquon Barkley dominated what was the nation’s No. 1 defense. Penn State coach James Franklin had plenty of praise for the fans, who set a Beaver Stadium record for attendance. He...
Fan Sound Off: Calls for Les Miles reach an uproar among Ole Miss fans

Fan Sound Off: Calls for Les Miles reach an uproar among Ole Miss fans

If Ole Miss fans have their way, Les Miles will be the Rebels’ new coach when they wake up on Sunday morning. The fallout stems from another one-sided loss, this time a 40-24 home defeat at the hands of No. 24 LSU. Ole Miss now is 3-4 (1-3 SEC) under Matt Luke, who replaced the embattled Hugh Freeze prior to the start of the season. The Rebels faithful are particularly miffed after Luke&rsquo...
Arkansas RB Chase Hayden expected to miss significant amount of time

Arkansas RB Chase Hayden expected to miss significant amount of time

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Arkansas running back Chase Hayden is expected to miss a significant amount of time with a lower leg injury. Razorbacks coach Bret Bielema announced the injury following Arkansas’ 52-20 loss to Auburn on Saturday night. Bielema declined to provide any further specifics about the injury. Hayden had 2 carries for 42 yards and a reception...
TCU holds Kansas to fewest single game total yards in Big 12 history

TCU holds Kansas to fewest single game total yards in Big 12 history

The TCU Horned Frog defense made history on Saturday. They held the Kansas Jayhawks to just 21 yards, 23 short of the previous lowest single game total yardage in Big 12 history. It’s also the fewest yards for any FBS team in the past 20 seasons. Kansas has long struggled in the Big 12, but it’s still a huge win for the Horned Frogs, who are finally playing defense the way...
What Gary Patterson said after TCU shut out Kansas

What Gary Patterson said after TCU shut out Kansas

TCU shut out Kansas 43-0 on Saturday to remain undefeated. The Horned Frogs jumped out to an early lead and never looked back, holding the Jayhawks to 21 yards of total offense. Here’s what TCU coach Gary Patterson said after the game. This story will be updated. The post What Gary Patterson said after TCU shut out Kansas appeared first on Diehards.
What Paul Johnson said after Georgia Tech’s win vs. Wake Forest

What Paul Johnson said after Georgia Tech’s win vs. Wake Forest

Georgia Tech overcame an 11-point second quarter deficit to elude a losing streak on Saturday as the Yellow Jackets defeated the Wake Forest Demon Deacons 38-24 at Bobby Dodd Stadium. Trailing 21-10 after a one-yard touchdown run from Wake Forest quarterback John Wolford, Georgia Tech trimmed the deficit to eight on a 42-yard field goal by Brenton King as time expired in the...
Notre Dame dominates USC, looks the part of College Football Playoff contender

Notre Dame dominates USC, looks the part of College Football Playoff contender

The last time Notre Dame played USC, it wasn’t pretty for the Fighting Irish — particularly on special teams. In their meeting in 2016, Notre Dame allowed Adoree’ Jackson to score 3 touchdowns — including 1 on a punt return and another on a kickoff return — in a 45-27 USC victory at the Los Angeles Coliseum. With both teams possessing a loss heading into the...
Memo to Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh: Don’t let Wolverines ever forget that Penn State feeling

Memo to Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh: Don’t let Wolverines ever forget that Penn State feeling

Don’t burn the tape. Hell, no. Keep it on a loop. Make them remember the feeling. Make them hate it. Lesson 1: This hurt. A lot. Penn State 42, Michigan 13. Mercy. Actually, mercy would’ve taken the foot off the gas, eventually. The Nittany Lions had no intention of doing the same, if that last outstretched arm of a touchdown scored by quarterback Trace McSorley...
What Matt Luke said followling Ole Miss’ loss to LSU

What Matt Luke said followling Ole Miss’ loss to LSU

Ole Miss dropped another SEC contest on Saturday, this time falling at home to LSU. The Rebels were able to keep up with Tigers for the first three quarters. But they had no answer for Derrius Guice, who rushed for 276 rushing yards, who wore down the Ole Miss front. The loss moves Ole Miss to 3-4 on the season. The Rebels host the Arkansas Razorbacks next week, another reeling team, at...
What Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly said after dominating victory against USC

What Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly said after dominating victory against USC

In a game against two teams hoping to prove they once again belong on the nation stage, Brian Kelly’s Notre dame Fighting Irish absolutely dominated rival USC, beating the Trojans, 49-14. Behind three touchdowns off of USC turnovers, Notre Dame built a 28-0 halftime lead. In the second half, quarterback Brandon Wimbush continued the domination, rushing for his second...
TCU stomps on Kansas in 43-0 win: 3 things we learned

TCU stomps on Kansas in 43-0 win: 3 things we learned

FORT WORTH, Texas — There was no question about the outcome of the TCU-Kansas game at Amon G. Carter Stadium — unlike previous meetings — when halftime rolled around Saturday, as the No. 4 Horned Frogs recorded a dominant 43-0 win over the Jayhawks. The unlikely primetime showdown between the two Big 12 foes pushed TCU to 7-0 on the season, furthering the Horned Frogs&rsquo...
Mistakes finally sink Trojans in blowout loss to Irish: 3 things we learned

Mistakes finally sink Trojans in blowout loss to Irish: 3 things we learned

No. 11 USC entered South Bend, Ind., with a chance to take down a rival and earn a validating road win that would go a long way toward a College Football Playoff bid. Instead, the Trojans head back to Los Angeles wondering what went wrong in what was a blowout loss to No. 13 Notre Dame on Saturday at Notre Dame Stadium. USC began with a mistake on the first play, and things...
TCU-Iowa State to be aired on ABC/ESPN2

TCU-Iowa State to be aired on ABC/ESPN2

The TCU Horned Frogs will take on the Iowa State Cyclones at 2:30 Central, and that game will be televised on ABC/ESPN2. TCU is coming off a walloping of Kansas, even worse than Kansas normally gets walloped. The Horned Frogs and the Jayhawks had a running clock in the 4th quarter due to weather, and Kansas didn’t get into positive yardage until the 4th quarter. The...
What It means: Penn State pounds Michigan, builds College Football Playoff case

What It means: Penn State pounds Michigan, builds College Football Playoff case

Penn State provided a major statement Saturday night in front of a record-setting Beaver Stadium crowd, beating Michigan 42-13. The Nittany Lions surged to a 14-0 lead during the game’s first five minutes and closed out the Wolverines with a dominant second half The post What It means: Penn State pounds Michigan, builds College Football Playoff case appeared...
College football rankings 2017: Projecting the AP Top 25 after Week 8

College football rankings 2017: Projecting the AP Top 25 after Week 8

Much of the country — including five Top 25 teams — rested up this weekend, leaving a thinned-out schedule that didn’t provide much drama. But the college football rankings should still see a shake-up after dominant wins by Notre Dame and Penn State. Here is our best guess at how the AP Top 25 will shake out after Week 8: Dropped out: Michigan (previously No. 19)...
What Gus Malzahn said after Auburn’s 52-20 road win at Arkansas

What Gus Malzahn said after Auburn’s 52-20 road win at Arkansas

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — It wasn’t always the prettiest game, but Gus Malzahn and Auburn football got the job done Saturday night against Arkansas. Auburn rebounded from an upset loss last weekend to LSU with a 52-20 win at Arkansas, sending the Tigers into a much-needed bye week on a positive note. Auburn’s first-team defense kept Arkansas out of the end zone...
What Arkansas coach Bret Bielema said following loss to Auburn

What Arkansas coach Bret Bielema said following loss to Auburn

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Arkansas was blown out by Auburn 45-13 Saturday night at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium. The Razorbacks (2-5, 0-4 SEC) trailed 17-6 at halftime. The Tigers (6-2, 4-1) scored 21 unanswered points in the third quarter to put the game out of reach. Arkansas will face Ole Miss on the road next Saturday. Arkansas coach Bret Bielema addressed the media following...
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