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Recruiting: Miami Hurricanes have No. 1 recruiting class, Mark Pope a five-star per Rivals

Mark Pope, considered one of the best wide receivers in the 2018 class, is bound for Miami. (247Sports) [ UM earns No. 18 preseason ranking ] [ Monday morning practice observations ] [ Richt on QB race, injury updates ] [ Video: Monday report from The...
La voz de beisbol: Marlins announcer Felo Ramirez honored by Hall of Fame

La voz de beisbol: Marlins announcer Felo Ramirez honored by Hall of Fame

On summer days in the early 1940s, the people of Bayamo, Cuba, routinely gathered at the local ballpark to watch traveling all-star teams play baseball. Sixteen-year-old Rafael "Felo" Ramirez was a regular in the bleachers, bringing with him a passion for the game ... and a megaphone. Ramirez wanted to be a sports announcer, so he listened to games on the radio, learned all of the players'...
Nine years in, Dolphins DE Cameron Wake still loves training camp

Nine years in, Dolphins DE Cameron Wake still loves training camp

Cameron Wake loves every minute of this. (Allen Eyestone/The Post) PHILADELPHIA—One relatively underrated storyline for the Dolphins this preseason is the incredible condition of veteran defensive end Cameron Wake. Not only does Wake look like he’s in impeccable shape, but he’s an extra year past the ruptured Achilles tendon that threatened his career and...
Dolphins WR Kenny Stills backs kneeling Browns, but he’s done with anthem protest

Dolphins WR Kenny Stills backs kneeling Browns, but he’s done with anthem protest

Kenny Stills is never afraid to speak his mind. (Bill Ingram/The Post) PHILADELPHIA— Dolphins wide receiver Kenny Stills was near the forefront of last season’s national anthem protests and while he’s not doing that this year, he was heartened by the 12 Cleveland Browns who kneeled Monday. “It’s encouraging to see other people getting involved...
Miami Dolphins: What Ken Griffey Jr. told his son Trey about chasing dream

Miami Dolphins: What Ken Griffey Jr. told his son Trey about chasing dream

Miami Dolphins wide receiver Trey Griffey had 79 catches for 1,241 yards and six touchdowns in four seasons at Arizona. (Photo by Carlos Herrera/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) PHILADELPHIA — There are at least nine wide receivers ahead of Trey Griffey on the Miami Dolphins depth chart. But Griffey will try to catch some positive attention if given the opportunity...
As a Miami Hurricanes quarterback, Mark Richt nearly transferred

As a Miami Hurricanes quarterback, Mark Richt nearly transferred

UM coach Howard Schnellenberger and senior quarterback Mark Richt talk during a 1982 game. (Palm Beach Post file photo) CORAL GABLES — If a Hurricanes quarterback behind newly named starter  Malik Rosier wants to transfer,  Mark Richt won’t be happy. But he will understand. Richt once planned to do so himself, before thinking better...
Ahmmon Richards, an SI preseason All-American snub

Ahmmon Richards, an SI preseason All-American snub

Sports Illustrated released its 2017 Preseason All-Americans on Aug. 16, and no Miami Hurricanes appeared on that list.  However, that might not be the case come winter time when the 2017 All-Americans are announced for real. That is when Hurricanes sophomore Ahmmon Richards could appear on the list according to SI’s Joan Niesen. “Richards was the best freshman...
Dolphins’ Ndamukong Suh rips into Davon Godchaux, and that’s working well

Dolphins’ Ndamukong Suh rips into Davon Godchaux, and that’s working well

Davon Godchaux has gone from fifth-round pick to probable starter. (Allen Eyestone/The Post) PHILADELPHIA—Not many people would enjoy being chewed out by Dolphins defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh, a 6-foot-4 giant with a perfect scowl, but rookie Davon Godchaux seems to like it. Godchaux is on track to be one of Miami’s opening day starters, and Suh’s tutelage is a big...
Seminoles Auden Tate generating ‘excitement around NFL circles’ 

Seminoles Auden Tate generating ‘excitement around NFL circles’ 

Every year there are couple of college football players who seemingly come out of nowhere and make their case to be a top pick in the NFL draft. This season, one of the players possessing that potential is Florida State wide receiver Auden Tate, who according to Daniel Jeremiah -- an analyst at NFL.com -- is generating “excitement around NFL circles.”  “I had the chance...
Miami Dolphins center Mike Pouncey to start Thursday night

Miami Dolphins center Mike Pouncey to start Thursday night

Mike Pouncey is on board with Adam Gase’s plan to limit his activity before the season begins. But Pouncey is starting Thursday night. (Allen Eyestone / The Palm Beach Post) PHILADELPHIA — Mike Pouncey is going to start in Thursday night’s preseason game, according to coach Adam Gase. The Miami Dolphins will have their captain and center back in the huddle for...
Malik Rosier thanks fans for support, gets some love from a former UM QB

Malik Rosier thanks fans for support, gets some love from a former UM QB

The search is over. Redshirt junior Malik Rosier was named the starting quarterback for the Miami Hurricanes on Tuesday by head coach Mark Richt. After practice, Rosier tweeted out his appreciation saying, “Thanks to everyone that supported me! Can’t wait to represent The Miami Hurricanes at quarterback.” Rosier beat out redshirt sophomore Evan Shirreffs and freshmen N’Kosi...
Two FSU defensive backs named AP preseason All-Americans

Two FSU defensive backs named AP preseason All-Americans

The hype surrounding the No. 3 Florida State Seminoles defensive secondary continues to grow.  On Tuesday, redshirt sophomore Derwin James and junior Tarvarus McFadden were named to the Associated Press’ preseason All-America team. This the third publication that has named to two defensive backs first-team selections. James, a safety, missed nearly all of last season with a meniscus injury...
Venezuelan coaches, players comfort Little League pitcher after walk-off

Venezuelan coaches, players comfort Little League pitcher after walk-off

Venezuela defeated the Dominican Republic 3-2 in the Little League World Series on Monday night. The win came on a two-run, walk-off triple from Omar Romero. Dominican pitcher Edward Uceta, who’d dominated much of the tournament, fell to the ground crying after allowing the game-ending hit on just his second pitch following a rain delay. He was immediately comforted by Venezuelan players and...
What you should know about Miami Heat power forward Jordan Mickey? He’s has something in common with Shaq

What you should know about Miami Heat power forward Jordan Mickey? He’s has something in common with Shaq

New Miami Heat forward Jordan Mickey blocks a shot last season while with the Celtics during a game against the Knicks. (Photo by Getty Images) The Miami Heat entered the offseason with a need to boost the power forward position. First came Bam Adebayo, a center-forward, who was taken with the 14 th overall selection in the draft. Then free agency helped solidify the spot...
Dolphins rookie Charles Harris gets C in NFL.com’s preseason Week 2 grades

Dolphins rookie Charles Harris gets C in NFL.com’s preseason Week 2 grades

With more NFL offenses moving toward pass-oriented attacks, defenses have been forced to counter with elite pass rushers.  The Miami Dolphins hoped they grabbed one of those talented defenders with their first-round pick, but according to NFL.com analyst Bucky Brooks, he still has a long way to go. Brooks gave rookie defensive end Charles Harris a C in his NFL preseason Week 2 grades. &ldquo...
Relive Malik Rosier’s only career start: 2015 at Duke

Relive Malik Rosier’s only career start: 2015 at Duke

In a Miami Hurricanes press release, Mark Richt has officially named Malik Rosier the starting quarterback on Tuesday. The redshirt junior beat out redshirt sophomore Evan Shirreffs and freshmen N’Kosi Perry and Cade Weldon. He has appeared in 13 career games and completed 31-of-61 passes for 360 yards with two touchdowns and three interceptions. Rosier has made one start during his time in...
Hurricanes fans react to Malik Rosier being named starting quarterback

Hurricanes fans react to Malik Rosier being named starting quarterback

The decsion has been made.  In a Miami Hurricanes press release, Mark Richt announced that redshirt junior Malik Rosier would be the team’s starting quarterback for the opening weekend against Bethune-Cookman. “Malik has been named the starting quarterback,” Richt said in a UM release. Rosier paid his dues as he sat behind his classmate Brad Kaaya for two years. Now it is his...
Miami Dolphins Tuesday practice report: Good news, bad news

Miami Dolphins Tuesday practice report: Good news, bad news

The Dolphins are wrapping two days of joint practice with Philadelphia this morning. (Allen Eyestone/The Post) PHILADELPHIA–It’s been a mixed week for the Dolphins injury-wise, and they’re actually in decent shape this morning. Running back Kenyan Drake is out of the concussion protocol and practicing today, and right tackle Ja’Wuan James is practicing ...
Malik Rosier named Miami Hurricanes starting quarterback

Malik Rosier named Miami Hurricanes starting quarterback

Malik Rosier speaks during UM’s 2017 media day. (Matt Porter/The Palm Beach Post) [ A deep dive into Miami’s scheduling, 2017-37 ] [ Recruiting: Pope earns 5th star, UM has No. 1 class ] CORAL GABLES — Mark Richt named Malik Rosier, a redshirt junior and two-year backup, the...
Lonnie Walker key to Hurricanes offensive success according to SI

Lonnie Walker key to Hurricanes offensive success according to SI

It’s still a couple months until the beginning of the college basketball season. That means Miami Hurricanes newcomer Lonnie Walker still has a few months to recover from a right meniscus tear. If he is able to come back healthy, Sports Illustrated’s Brendan Marks writes Walker could be the key contributor in helping the Hurricanes’ offense stay among the elite teams of the Atlantic...
Hurricanes a surprise contender for CFP according to Bleacher Report

Hurricanes a surprise contender for CFP according to Bleacher Report

Miami is in the exact same position Washington was a year ago. The Huskies were ranked No. 18 in the initial AP Top 25 with a slight chance of making the College Football Playoff. After 12 games though, they cemented themselves as one of the best teams in the nation and finished as the fourth an final team to the CFP. The Hurricanes are beginning the 2017 season ranked No. 18. They don’t have...
Seminoles one of SI’s possible playoff teams from ACC

Seminoles one of SI’s possible playoff teams from ACC

While many teams begin each year with the goal of making the College Football Playoff, realistically only a few have a legitimate shot to be one of the four teams chosen.  In the Atlantic Coast Conference -- which several of the its coaches have continually said is the best conference in football -- Sports Illustrated believes six schools have a chance at playing in a New Year’s  semifinal...
HS football playoffs will look different this season

HS football playoffs will look different this season

The 2017 postseason will look significantly different than in past years. In changes approved last fall, the Florida High School Athletic Association eliminated district play for small schools, and did away with some automatic postseason bids for schools in all classifications. As part of the new plan, a points system will be used to determine some postseason qualifiers as well as playoff seedings...
Sunrise Report: Jay Cutler to see extended time on Thursday

Sunrise Report: Jay Cutler to see extended time on Thursday

Here are five things you should know to start your Tuesday off right... Dolphins fans will get to see more of their new quarterback on Thursday as Cutler and head coach Adam Gase discussed the likelihood of Cutler playing the entire first half in their exhibition game against the Eagles.  He completed 3 of 6 passes for 24 yards in his debut against the Ravens last week. That is definitely...
Mailbag: Are Miami Heat still in the Kyrie Irving sweepstakes? We examine that and more.

Mailbag: Are Miami Heat still in the Kyrie Irving sweepstakes? We examine that and more.

Kyrie Irving of the Cleveland Cavaliers gestures to the crowd in the third quarter against the Golden State Warriors in Game 4 of the 2017 NBA Finals in June. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) Although it’s been quiet on the Kyrie Irving trade front of late, most believe a move is coming. And if Irving is still out there, never rule out the Miami Heat. We answer questions...
A deep dive into Miami’s future scheduling: Alabama on tap for 2021?

A deep dive into Miami’s future scheduling: Alabama on tap for 2021?

Miami and Alabama, who last played with national titles on the line, could face off to start the 2021 season. TEMPLE Sept. 5 at Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens The series was finalized Aug. 3. It’s believed to be a straight home-and-home. Temple, despite being a public university, initially declined to share a contract. We’re still waiting to hear...
Miami Hurricanes football schedule 2017: Notre Dame, Toledo highlight nonconference slate

Miami Hurricanes football schedule 2017: Notre Dame, Toledo highlight nonconference slate

Ahmmon Richards hurdles a defender during the 2016 Miami-Notre Dame game in South Bend, Indiana. (Getty Images) BETHUNE-COOKMAN Sept. 2 at Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens (12:30 p.m., RSN) After blanking the Wildcats in 2015, Miami gets another glorified preseason game. Bethune-Cookman is a private school and declined to disclose its deal with UM. However, the Wildcats...
A deep dive into Miami’s future scheduling: LSU headlines 2018 slate

A deep dive into Miami’s future scheduling: LSU headlines 2018 slate

After LSU stomped Miami in the 2005 Peach Bowl, the teams scrapped off the field. (Streeter Lecka/Getty Images) LSU Sept. 1 at AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas (likely televised on ESPN) Scheduling is an imperfect activity. When signing contracts for future games, it’s impossible to know how strong an opponent will be. Next year’s season-opener isn’t...
Jarvis Landry on OBJ injury: ‘This is why I hate preseason bull—-‘

Jarvis Landry on OBJ injury: ‘This is why I hate preseason bull—-‘

Jarvis Landry was not happy when his close friend was injured on Monday. (Allen Eyestone/The Post) Philadelphia – When New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham, Jr. injured his knee in Monday night’s preseason game against the Cleveland Browns, Dolphins receiver Jarvis Landry did not hold back. “This is why I hate preseason bull—-,” Landry tweeted. Beckham...
Former castoff Jesse Davis vying for starting job with Miami Dolphins

Former castoff Jesse Davis vying for starting job with Miami Dolphins

Jesse Davis is in the mix for a starting job. (Getty Images) PHILADELPHIA–The name Jesse Davis probably doesn’t sound familiar to Dolphins fans even though he’s been with the team since last November. Turns out, he’s one of this season’s training camp surprises. Davis, who withstood two-plus years of practice squad duty, is in the mix to be an opening day...
Browns players kneel in prayer during national anthem

Browns players kneel in prayer during national anthem

Kneeling and bowing their heads, the Cleveland Browns bonded over something bigger than football. More than a dozen players formed a circle on the team's sideline Monday night and prayed in silent protest during the national anthem. The group, which included veterans, rookies, starters and backups, gathered in front of some water coolers and behind their teammates who stood on the sideline shortly...
To tackle or not to tackle in practice? Miami Dolphins, Steelers a study in contrasts

To tackle or not to tackle in practice? Miami Dolphins, Steelers a study in contrasts

Dolphins guard Ted Larsen (62), who has a biceps tear, works against guard Isaac Asiata (68) in Davie. (Allen Eyestone / The Palm Beach Post) Coaches know going hard in practice carries risks and rewards. So does going easy. Still, it was hard to read Peter King’s Monday Morning Quarterback this week, on how both the Steelers and Seahawks go after one another in their...
Dolphins QB Jay Cutler on retirement: “I always missed the game”

Dolphins QB Jay Cutler on retirement: “I always missed the game”

Jay Cutler was happy in retirement, but still had the itch to play. (Allen Eyestone/The Post) PHILADELPHIA—One of the main takeaways from Jay Cutler’s initial press conference with the Dolphins was how content he was with the retired life, but he wasn’t totally comfortable leaving his football career behind. That was evident in part by him pursuing a broadcasting opportunity...
Actual good news! Miami Dolphins safety Nate Allen (groin) returns

Actual good news! Miami Dolphins safety Nate Allen (groin) returns

Miami Dolphins safety Nate Allen warms up during training camp at the Miami Dolphins training facility in early August. (Charles Trainor Jr./Miami Herald/TNS) PHILADELPHIA — Missing nearly two weeks with a groin injury won’t help safety Nate Allen in his quest to mesh with safety Reshad Jones. But Allen returned to the practice field for a joint practice...
Ex-teammate Chris Long explains quirky Dolphins DE William Hayes

Ex-teammate Chris Long explains quirky Dolphins DE William Hayes

Miami Dolphins DE William Hayes probably is suspicious of the eclipse. (Allen Eyestone/The Post) PHILADELPHIA—As far as disappointments go, this is one of the biggest: Dolphins defensive lineman William Hayes did not speak to the media today, the day of the solar eclipse. Hayes, who has theories on many scientific matters, was not available to discuss the rare event...
Miami Dolphins’ Byron Maxwell: I want to prove Philadelphia Eagles wrong

Miami Dolphins’ Byron Maxwell: I want to prove Philadelphia Eagles wrong

Baltimore Ravens running back Terrance West runs the ball as Miami Dolphins cornerback Byron Maxwell and linebacker Kiko Alonso attempt to defend. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky) PHILADELPHIA — Byron Maxwell is not shy to admit how he feels about the Philadelphia Eagles. “I would be lying if I told you I don’t want to do better than the Eagles,” Maxwell said after...
Miami Dolphins QB Jay Cutler to get extended playing time vs. Eagles

Miami Dolphins QB Jay Cutler to get extended playing time vs. Eagles

Jay Cutler should get significant playing time Thursday. (Allen Eyestone/The Post) PHILADELPHIA—Jay Cutler’s annual preseason routine usually includes an extended run in the third game, and that’s likely what the Dolphins will do with him against Thursday against the Eagles. Cutler and coach Adam Gase will confer about the best plan for him after playing...
How to watch and listen to Dolphins, Eagles exhibition game

How to watch and listen to Dolphins, Eagles exhibition game

The Miami Dolphins are spending the week in Philadelphia ahead of their Week 3 preseason game against the Eagles. The two teams are participating in joint practices leading up to the game on Thursday night at 7:00 EST. Here are the local television stations the game can be viewed on.  WFOR (CBS/4 - Miami)WPEC (CBS/12 - West Palm Beach)WZVN (ABC/7 - Fort Myers)WFTV (ABC/9 - Orlando) The exhibiton...
Miami Dolphins LB Rey Maualuga says he plays like Maui from Moana

Miami Dolphins LB Rey Maualuga says he plays like Maui from Moana

  Separated at birth? Rey Maualuga, linebacker. Maui, demigod. (Getty Images/Getty Images) PHILADELPHIA — What can Miami Dolphins fans expect from linebacker Rey Maualuga? “Ever seen Maui from Moana?” Maualuga said. “How crazy he is? Yeaaah. About that.” Maui is the boisterous demigod of the South Pacific, played in the Disney movie by Dwayne Johnson. Maualaga...
Racegoer turns 40-cent bet into $259,573 at Florida track

Racegoer turns 40-cent bet into $259,573 at Florida track

A racegoer who placed a 40-cent bet at a Florida racetrack was rewarded with a $259,573.34 payoff. The unidentified person bought a ticket that includes six numbers, which represent a horse in each of the final six races of the day at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale, according to the Orlando Sentinel. All six horses on the ticket won their races Saturday, resulting in the jackpot for the lucky...
Miami Dolphins guard Kraig Urbik (knee) likely to miss opener

Miami Dolphins guard Kraig Urbik (knee) likely to miss opener

Miami Dolphins quarterback Matt Moore motions to a teammate during the first half against the Buffalo Bills as Kraig Urbik prepares to snap the ball. (AP Photo/Bill Wippert) PHILADELPHIA — Miami Dolphins guard Kraig Urbik, the projected starter at left guard, is not expected to be available for the season-opener against Tampa Bay, coach Adam Gase said Monday....
Boldin turns focus from NFL to bridging racial divisions

Boldin turns focus from NFL to bridging racial divisions

Anquan Boldin didn't decide overnight he was going to quit football in order to speak out against longstanding concerns over inequality in America. The recent deadly and racially charged conflict in Charlottesville, Virginia, did, however, become the tipping point that caused Boldin to reassess his priorities and led to the Buffalo Bills receiver's decision to retire after 14 NFL seasons. "I...
FSU’s roster contains 6th best ‘NFL-caliber talent’

FSU’s roster contains 6th best ‘NFL-caliber talent’

This year’s Florida State roster is keeping the tradition of highly-talented future NFL players to come out of Tallahassee alive and well.  According to NFL.com draft analyst Lance Zierlein, the Seminoles roster has the sixth most “NFL-caliber talent” in college football. “The Seminoles had just six players drafted over the last two seasons, but keep in mind that...

Projecting the Florida Gators’ depth chart on defense

GAINESVILLE, Fla.  — The biggest questions about Florida’s defense are ones that can’t and won’t be answered until the Gators play a game. In losing eight guys to the NFL, rebuilding a secondary and turning over the reins to a new defensive coordinator in Randy Shannon, only time will tell how the unit looks against real competition. As for the...

Alabama and Auburn lead parade of SEC teams in preseason Super 16 poll

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — The SEC and the Big Ten led the way in the first FWAA-NFF Super 16 poll of the season, accounting for half of the teams as released on Tuesday. Alabama was the first of four SEC teams ranked in the poll, which features an esteemed voting panel made up of select media and College Football Hall of Fame members. The Crimson Tide came in at No. 1 with 743...

CBS’ Gary Danielson joins Florida podcast to discuss the Gators QB battle

Welcome to Chomp Chat, SEC Country’s  daily Florida podcast with Gators beat writer Zach Abolverdi and UF broadcaster Jeff Cardozo. In an SEC Country exclusive, CBS commentor Gary Danielson joins Tuesday’s podcast to discuss Florida’s quarterback competition and the upcoming season. Abolverdi and Cardozo discuss Jim McElwian’s comments about...

CBS’ Gary Danielson doesn’t see Malik Zaire as the ‘weapon’ Florida needs at QB

GAINESVILLE, Fla — A number of college football analysts have questioned Florida’s addition of graduate transfer quarterback Malik Zaire. Gary Danielson is one of those folks. In an interview with SEC Country, the CBS commentator expressed doubts about Zaire positively impacting Florida’s offense — and that’s not a slight to the former Notre Dame...

Pledge from WR Anthony Schwartz would give Gators the No. 1 class in SEC

As Jim McElwain tries to rebuild Florida football into a championship program, one of his mottos is “recruit daily or die.” Join us here on SEC Country for a daily recap of the  latest Florida recruiting news, tales from the trail and perspective on what it all means for the Gators. The nation’s...
A baseball manager retires again, knowing it rarely sticks

A baseball manager retires again, knowing it rarely sticks

Two questions stumped J.D. Droddy, baseball’s leading Renaissance man. Which of his distinct careers — Air Force officer, lawyer, educator, playwright, theatrical producer, composer and baseball boss — has he enjoyed the most? “I never know how to answer that,” he said. And what’s next after he retires from baseball? “Depends on your definition of retiring...
To hit a passer and ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’: A linebacker’s 2 sides

To hit a passer and ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’: A linebacker’s 2 sides

When Devon Kennard, a New York Giants linebacker, posted a message on Instagram about a book-reading contest that he was holding this summer, diverse lives became interwoven on a social media page and soon morphed into a vibrant book club. The assigned books — “The Alchemist” and “To Kill a Mockingbird” — were dissected by dozens of fans and by Kennard himself....
Houston feels 100 percent, which hasn't been true for nearly 2 years

Houston feels 100 percent, which hasn't been true for nearly 2 years

Justin Houston has never been much for speaking publicly or to reporters, so when approached in the locker room here he frowned and flexed his neck and generally gave the vibe of a man who'd rather be stuffed in traffic. I just want to know how you're feeling. Neck loosened. Frown washed. "I'm feeling great, man," he said. "I'm good. I'm 100 percent." The last part of that is important...
Boise State, Wyoming make the Mountain West a little lopsided

Boise State, Wyoming make the Mountain West a little lopsided

There's a definite tilt to the Mountain part of the Mountain West this season. Boise State is Boise State. Wyoming has a credible NFL prospect at quarterback. Colorado State came on strong late last season and is experienced. Air Force and New Mexico have offensive systems that work, even if their defensive personnel is a bit untested. The West Division features a considerable favorite in San Diego...
Waiting on QB still best if you're starting one

Waiting on QB still best if you're starting one

One key to drafting a winning fantasy football team is to construct a roster with as much depth as possible at almost every position.  To accomplish this goal, you need to have a firm grasp of the talent at each position relative to the other positions across the entire player pool. People new to fantasy football often think that because there are so few elite quarterbacks, and they are among...
Oy, oy captain! Picking captains can give coaches headaches

Oy, oy captain! Picking captains can give coaches headaches

 As college football season approaches teams all over the country are choosing captains, those hard-working, high-character players who set an example for their teammates to follow through both actions and words.  At least that's what coaches are hoping will happen.  Captain selection is yet another thing that worries coaches. Most put it in the hands of the players before the season...
The inside story on how Tony Romo went from Cowboys to CBS analyst

The inside story on how Tony Romo went from Cowboys to CBS analyst

Tony Romo hasn't missed the grind of Cowboys training camp for one sweat-soaked second. For 14 years, it had been part of his summer routine. Now it seems ancient history. "Haven't had time," he said when the conversation turned to nostalgia in an interview last week. No regrets, Romo said. He has discovered a new grind. At age 37, he is a rookie again. But not like back when he was an undrafted...
Fight brings big bucks, but purists not buying it

Fight brings big bucks, but purists not buying it

Mike Tyson has said that Conor McGregor is "going to get killed boxing." Promoter Lou DiBella likened it to a novelty act — "like when Evel Knievel tried to jump the Snake River Canyon." And Oscar De La Hoya, the former boxing champion turned fight promoter, ominously warned, "Our sport might not ever recover." Needless to say, the boxing world hasn't shown much...
11 members of Cleveland Browns kneel during national anthem

11 members of Cleveland Browns kneel during national anthem

Eleven members of the Browns knelt in protest during the national anthem before Monday night’s NFL preseason game between Cleveland and the New York Giants, the Plain Dealer reported.  According to the Plain Dealer, Those who took a knee were tight end Seth DeValve, running backs Duke Johnson Jr. and Terrence Magee, safeties Jabrill Peppers and Calvin Pryor, cornerback Jamar Taylor...
Sports teams poke fun at eclipse through social media

Sports teams poke fun at eclipse through social media

Several sports teams had some fun with Monday's solar eclipse, taking to social media to put their own spin on the celestial rarity. The Atlanta Hawks gleefully blocked out the Suns, who were only too happy to block them back. And there was a total eclipse of the Hart in Philadelphia. Let’s start in Atlanta, where the Hawks’ Twitter account noted that “in honor of the sun being blocked...

Jim McElwain tells UF pep rally crowd Gators are going to Dallas to ‘beat the heck out of Michigan’

Jim McElwain is feeling pretty good about his Gators squad. That much evident during a pep rally with University of Florida students on Sunday. The football program used Periscope to broadcast the event, which included a short address from McElwain to the student body. And the Gators coach didn’t disappoint. After giving a spirited speech about how The Swamp was the...
Tennessee Titans players enjoy eclipse after practice

Tennessee Titans players enjoy eclipse after practice

Members of the NFL’s Tennessee Titans were treated to a post-practice eclipse party Monday, and players laid on the field with pairs of glasses to view the celestial wonder, ESPN reported. Nashville was in the path of the solar eclipse that raced through the United States on Monday, and Titans players viewed it as Bruce Springsteen songs like “Blinded by the Light” and &ldquo...

Florida athletic director Scott Stricklin favors more rotation in ‘suboptimal’ SEC scheduling

Monday’s historic total solar eclipse had a way of putting many things in perspective, and yes, it can also help to do that when it comes to college football scheduling. On Monday afternoon, Georgia football beat writer Marc Weiszer pointed out the fact that it would be another seven years before an eclipse of the same kind will be seen in the United States. However,...
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