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Dion Waiters tweaks ‘annoying’ ankle three times vs. Magic, plays through pain in opener

The Miami Heat’s Dion Waiters (11) drives into the Orlando Magic’s Nikola Vucevic, left, Elfrid Payton, top right, and Terrence Ross (31) at the Amway Center in Orlando, Fla., on Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017. The Magic won, 116-109. (Stephen M. Dowell/Orlando Sentinel/TNS) MIAMI — A frustrated Dion Waiters sat at his locker after Wednesday’s game in...
Five takeaways: Hassan Whiteside dominates, but Heat lose to Magic in season opener

Five takeaways: Hassan Whiteside dominates, but Heat lose to Magic in season opener

Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside, right, puts up a shot over Orlando Magic guard Terrence Ross (31), center Nikola Vucevic, second from left, and guard Elfrid Payton during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack) ORLANDO — After a 2-8 start last season, the Heat made it clear they wanted...
With Mike Pouncey in protocol, Miami Dolphins’ Jake Brendel eager for his close-up

With Mike Pouncey in protocol, Miami Dolphins’ Jake Brendel eager for his close-up

Jake Brendel. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images) DAVIE — If last weekend’s cameo was a precursor to a starring role this weekend, Jake Brendel appears ready for his close-up. After center Mike Pouncey could not play in the second half of the victory over Atlanta, the Dolphins called on Brendel, who helped Miami turn a 17-0 halftime deficit into a 20-17 win. Pouncey remains...
Dominant Jordan Phillips of Miami Dolphins: ‘I can play better’

Dominant Jordan Phillips of Miami Dolphins: ‘I can play better’

Jordan Phillips of the Miami Dolphins has a new mindset. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images) DAVIE — It’s early in the fourth quarter in Atlanta and the Dolphins are trailing the Falcons by three. Matt Ryan hands the ball to Devonta Freeman and here comes Jordan Phillips, a 6-feet-6, 333-pound defensive tackle. Phillips tosses aside a Falcons left guard as if he was a trash can on...
Miami Dolphins’ Terrence Fede: Crazy error on punt didn’t happen by accident

Miami Dolphins’ Terrence Fede: Crazy error on punt didn’t happen by accident

Dolphins defensive lineman Terrence Fede is about to slip past long snapper Josh Harris (47) as the ball rolls toward punter Matt Bosher. DAVIE — It was the craziest play on a crazy day. The Dolphins had to sense things were going their way with 12 minutes left in what would turn out to be a 20-17 victory over Atlanta. With Matt Bosher in punt formation, long snapper...
Heat first starting lineup for 2017-18: Goran Dragic, Dion Waiters, Josh Richardson, Kelly Olynyk, Hassan Whiteside

Heat first starting lineup for 2017-18: Goran Dragic, Dion Waiters, Josh Richardson, Kelly Olynyk, Hassan Whiteside

Josh Richardson will start at small forward tonight as the Heat opens its season in Orlando. (Photo by Getty Images) ORLANDO – The mystery has been solved. The Miami Heat will start Josh Richardson at small forward and Kelly Olynyk at power forward in their season opener tonight against the Magic. They join point guard Goran Dragic, shooting guard Dion Waiters and center Hassan Whiteside...
FAU defensive end Tim Bonner brings boom, excitement on special teams

FAU defensive end Tim Bonner brings boom, excitement on special teams

In need of an impact defensive end with C-USA Defensive Player of the Year Trey Hendrickson graduating, the coaches at Florida Atlantic thought they landed a suitable replacement in East Mississippi pass rusher Tim Bonner. Bonner has made his presence felt in his first season with the Owls (3-3, 2-0 in C-USA play), but his biggest moments have come on special teams. “He’s done well in...
Dave George: Jets rematch will tell us a lot about Dolphins

Dave George: Jets rematch will tell us a lot about Dolphins

Five games into the 2016 season, nobody wondered if the Miami Dolphins were a playoff team. Clearly they weren’t at 1-4. Got that wrong, huh? All of us. So now the Dolphins are five games into another season and the inclination is to think that they’re just not that good. Even at 3-2, a record that only three AFC teams can top. Even with 12 wins in their past 16 regular-season games. Even...
Miami Dolphins’ Michael Thomas can envision an end to anthem protests in ’17

Miami Dolphins’ Michael Thomas can envision an end to anthem protests in ’17

Retired NFL player Anquan Boldin of Pahokee (left), Philadelphia Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins and San Francisco 49ers safety Eric Reid speak Tuesday after a meeting with NFL players and owners on social inequality in New York. (AP Photo/Richard Drew) DAVIE — Michael Thomas said Wednesday that he is optimistic enough following a league meeting on social issues that he can ...
Battered, beleaguered, but good enough: Dolphins o-line holds firm

Battered, beleaguered, but good enough: Dolphins o-line holds firm

Ja’Wuan James and the o-line have overcome one thing after another. (Allen Eyestone/The Post) DAVIE—It would take too long to list the number of things that have gone wrong for the Dolphins’ offensive line the last season and a half, but just in the past week or so they lost their position coach to a national scandal and their best individual player to a...
Miami Dolphins’ Byron Maxwell: I won’t ask for trade or release

Miami Dolphins’ Byron Maxwell: I won’t ask for trade or release

Cornerback Byron Maxwell celebrated after a great play helped the Miami Dolphins defeat the San Francisco 49ers last season. Maxwell hasn’t been playing this season. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky) DAVIE — Miami Dolphins cornerback Byron Maxwell hasn’t played in the last three games and there’s no guarantee he’ll be active even when he is fully...
Miami Hurricanes’ Malik Rosier growing up to be quality starting QB 

Miami Hurricanes’ Malik Rosier growing up to be quality starting QB 

Malik Rosier after Wednesday’s practice before Syracuse. (Matt Porter/The Palm Beach Post) [ Midseason grades for the Hurricanes ] [ Diaz sees major issue holding UM back ] [ Rosier growing into starting, starring role ] CORAL GABLES — Malik Rosier is at the point of...
Miami Hurricanes WR Evidence Njoku has season-ending injury

Miami Hurricanes WR Evidence Njoku has season-ending injury

Evidence Njoku reaches for a pass during warmups of last Saturday’s game against Georgia Tech. (Matt Porter/The Palm Beach Post) [ Midseason grades for the Hurricanes ] [ Diaz sees major issue holding UM back ] [ Rosier growing into starting, starring role ]...
The Miami Heat have seen practice altercations but nothing that has landed a player in the hospital

The Miami Heat have seen practice altercations but nothing that has landed a player in the hospital

Heat forward James Johnson steps in to protect Hassan Whiteside during a games last season. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky) ORLANDO – Udonis Haslem has seen his share of dustups at practice. But an all-out brawl with two players exchanging blows and one of them landing in the hospital with two facial fractures and a concussion? Not in Miami, or many other places other than Chicago...
Why isn’t Kenyan Drake playing more? Adam Gase says: ‘be right … do your job.’

Why isn’t Kenyan Drake playing more? Adam Gase says: ‘be right … do your job.’

Kenyan Drake scoring a huge touchdown against the Jets last season. (Getty Images) DAVIE — Kenyan Drake seems to be stuck in neutral. And in order for Drake to take off in his second season as a Miami Dolphin, coach Adam Gase has a clear message, which sounds familiar: When you get your chances, do the right thing. “(Kenyan) has just got to embrace the role that he has...
HS picks: Forest Hill faces Olympic Heights in key district matchup

HS picks: Forest Hill faces Olympic Heights in key district matchup

District competition continues in Week 9, with Olympic Heights hosting Forest Hill tonight in a key District 13-7A contest. Both the Lions and Falcons lost last week, dropping them into a four-way tie with Dwyer and Palm Beach Lakes for first place in the district. Other big non-district games on this week’s schedule include No. 5 Seminole Ridge at No. 2 Pahokee; unbeaten Key West at unbeaten...
Ex-Gators quarterback Chris Leak loses teaching license after allegedly asking student to touch his genitals

Ex-Gators quarterback Chris Leak loses teaching license after allegedly asking student to touch his genitals

A former Florida Gators quarterback did not contest allegations that he asked an underage student to touch him inappropriately. Edgewater High School football coach and Art Recovery teacher Chris Leak, who played quarterback at the University of Florida just before Tim Tebow, voluntarily surrendered his Florida Educator’s Certificate amid allegations that, on Sept. 5, 2015, he received a massage...
Miami weather presents major challenge for visiting Syracuse 

Miami weather presents major challenge for visiting Syracuse 

There is nothing quite like South Florida heat. The temperature, the humidity and the rain can create a weather combination unlike any other.  It’s a climate the Syracuse football team doesn’t experience on a day-to-day basis, but is going to be confronted with on Saturday when it travels to Miami Gardens to play the No. 8 Hurricanes.     The Orange will leave...
Adam Gase: Dolphins CB Byron Maxwell always finds way to get on field

Adam Gase: Dolphins CB Byron Maxwell always finds way to get on field

Byron Maxwell hasn’t played for Miami since the Jets game in Week 3. (Getty Images) DAVIE—Good luck trying to figure out what the Dolphins are doing with veteran cornerback Byron Maxwell. He’s been demoted behind rookie Cordrea Tankersley and Alterraun Verner, and it’s unclear what part of that downfall is a result of performance and what’s attributable...
Miami Dolphins: Did DeVante Parker, Mike Pouncey practice on Wednesday?

Miami Dolphins: Did DeVante Parker, Mike Pouncey practice on Wednesday?

Will Miami Dolphins center Mike Pouncey face the Jets?  (Allen Eyestone / The Palm Beach Post) DAVIE — The Miami Dolphins have two key injuries to monitor headed into Sunday’s game against the New York Jets. Will center Mike Pouncey and wide receiver DeVante Parker be able to go in this early-season revenge game? On Wednesday, neither Pouncey...
Elementary student puts up “U” during photo with Florida State players

Elementary student puts up “U” during photo with Florida State players

This elementary school student either loves the Miami Hurricanes or knows how to troll an entire football team.  Members of the Florida State football team and cheerleader squad spent Wednesday morning hanging out with students at Riley Elementary School in Tallahassee.  During a group picture with the students, a child flashed the signature “U” with his hands t in the middle...
Erik Spoelstra: Heat coaching staff went ‘immediately silent’ after watching Gordon Hayward injury

Erik Spoelstra: Heat coaching staff went ‘immediately silent’ after watching Gordon Hayward injury

ORLANDO — Erik Spoelstra was looking forward to celebrating the start of the NBA season with his Heat coaching staff Tuesday night.  But his mood changed just six minutes into the first NBA game of the 2017-18 calendar. After getting to know Gordon Hayward this summer as the Heat tried to recruit the All-Star forward in free agency, Spoelstra was now watching Hayward...
Heat coach Erik Spoelstra has settled on a starting lineup for tonight’s opener at Orlando but isn’t telling; Okaro White out

Heat coach Erik Spoelstra has settled on a starting lineup for tonight’s opener at Orlando but isn’t telling; Okaro White out

Heat forward Okaro White will miss tonight’s opener in Orlando because of a strained left shoulder. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images) ORLANDO – Heat coach Erik Spoelstra has decided on a starting lineup and a rotation for tonight’s season opener at the Magic. … but he’s not ready to let the world know, just yet. “I’ll announce...
CATCH THIS! Adam Gase instructs NFL’s worst pass-catchers to practice more

CATCH THIS! Adam Gase instructs NFL’s worst pass-catchers to practice more

Miami Dolphins quarterback Jay Cutler need some help. He really needs recievers like Jarvis Landry to catch more catchable passes. Less drops. More catches. (Allen Eyestone / The Palm Beach Post) DAVIE — Drop, drop, drop, drop, drop… It seems contagious, and they’re all taking part. Jarvis Landry, Jay Ajayi, Julius Thomas, Leonte Carroo, Jakeem Grant, Kenny Stills...
Louisville coach Bobby Petrino on FSU’s James Blackman: ‘He’s a very good young man’

Louisville coach Bobby Petrino on FSU’s James Blackman: ‘He’s a very good young man’

Louisville head coach Bobby Petrino has known how good Florida State quarterback James Blackman’s is since 2015.  The summer before Blackman’s  junior year at Glades Central High School, he attended a quarterback academy at Louisville.  Three years later, the Florida State freshman will be quarterbacking against the Cardinals as Louisville and Petino travel to Doak Campbell...
What Miami Dolphins coach Adam Gase said Wednesday

What Miami Dolphins coach Adam Gase said Wednesday

Adam Gase and the Dolphins have a big opportunity this week against the Jets. (AP) DAVIE–The season is starting to normalize for the Dolphins, and they come off a relatively painless road trip to Atlanta and prepare for a home game against the Jets. They’ve got five away games and six home dates the rest of the way, so chaotic travel won’t be part of the...
Video: Tom D’Angelo and Anthony Chiang on Hassan Whiteside, predictions for Heat season

Video: Tom D’Angelo and Anthony Chiang on Hassan Whiteside, predictions for Heat season

ORLANDO — The 2017-18 NBA season is here and so is our latest Heat video. (This video was originally posted on our Facebook page Tuesday night) Hassan Whiteside #21 of the Miami Heat looks on during a preseason game against the Charlotte Hornets at American Airlines Arena on October 9, 2017 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images) Miami Heat Season Preview...
Dolphins’ Jay Cutler voted ‘QB you would not want as a teammate’ by NFL players

Dolphins’ Jay Cutler voted ‘QB you would not want as a teammate’ by NFL players

Jay Cutler’s reputation precedes him.  ESPN.com’s NFL Nation polled 155 NFL players for opinions on the league's quarterbacks. The survey asked the respondents to identify the “most overrated” quarterback and the quarterback they would “most like to sack” among other questions.  Miami Dolphins quarterback Cutler received the most votes for the one...
5 of basketball’s most gruesome injuries (if you can stand to watch)

5 of basketball’s most gruesome injuries (if you can stand to watch)

Boston Celtics star Gordon Hayward suffered a gruesome ankle injury on the NBA’s opening night. Less than six minutes into the game, the guard jump toward the basket for an alley-oop that went tragically wrong. Hayward’s foot landed at a 90 degree angle from his leg. Players and fans in the stands turned away in angst. TV cameras recorded the action, before he was taken off the floor in...
FSU’s Logan Tyler named to Ray Guy Award watch list

FSU’s Logan Tyler named to Ray Guy Award watch list

Florida State punter Logan Tyler has been added to the Ray Guy Award watch list, which is given annually to the nation’s top punter. The sophomore from Nixa, Missouri is averaging 42.1 yards per punt this season with 10 punts of 50 or more yards. He has punted a total of 27 times and of those 11 have pinned an opponent inside their own 20-yard line.   Semifinalists for the Ray Guy...
UM’s Braxton Berrios named CBS Sports Midseason All-America

UM’s Braxton Berrios named CBS Sports Midseason All-America

Seven weeks into the college football season and Miami wide receiver Braxton Berrios is making a name for himself across the country. Berrios was named to CBS Sports Midseason All-America team as an all-purpose selection.  The 5-foot-9, 186-pound senior has been Miami’s most versatile player this year, leading the Hurricanes in receiving yards. He is also sixth in the nation in punt...
ESPN: QB Cousins to Dolphins in 2018?

ESPN: QB Cousins to Dolphins in 2018?

Could the Miami Dolphins really have a new starting quarterback next season? And could it really be the guy who is most famously known for shouting into a camera, “You like that!”  Well, according to ESPN.com’s Mike Sando, Kirk Cousins could be wearing an aqua uniform next season.  The current Washington Redskins quarterback will be a free agent this offseason and...
FSU’s Derwin James pegged NFL-ready midway through 2017 season

FSU’s Derwin James pegged NFL-ready midway through 2017 season

Halfway through the 2017 college football season, many NFL analysts are already able to determine which players will have success at the professional level.  One of those players is Florida State safety Derwin James. According to NFL.com draft analyst Chad Reuter, James is on his way to being a future NFL star. This season, the redshirt sophomore has 29 tackles, including 1.5 for loss (...
Many Miami sports stars offer thoughts and prayers to Gordon Hayward

Many Miami sports stars offer thoughts and prayers to Gordon Hayward

For what was supposed to be a celebratory opening night in the NBA, quickly turned somber six minutes into the first game 2017-18 NBA season.  Boston Celtics forward Gordon Hayward suffered a horrific-looking leg injury after going up for an alley-oop. He landed awkwardly on his left leg after colliding in air with Cleveland Cavaliers’ players LeBron James and Jae Crowder.  The Celtics...
7 Best Miami Dolphins offseason additions

7 Best Miami Dolphins offseason additions

Miami Dolphins defensive end William Hayes battles with Tennessee Titans tight end Jonnu Smith. Hayes has been an incredible off-season addition. (Jeff Haynes/AP Images for Panini) No, Julius Thomas isn’t making this list. We’re only five games into the 2017 Miami Dolphins season, so, yes, things could change. But it appears Mike Tannenbaum, Chris Grier and Adam Gase have...
Hurricanes Spotlight: Syracuse University 

Hurricanes Spotlight: Syracuse University 

Every week the Palm Beach Post presents “Hurricanes Spotlight” where we will preview the Miami Hurricanes opponent for the week. Week 8 is Syracuse University.  Located in Syracuse, New York Nickname is the Orange Colors are white, orange and blue Total enrollment of 22,000 Founded in 1870 The penultimate member to join the Atlantic Coast Conference in 2013.   Joe Biden...
Hoping for a little churn at the top of the NBA and not the seemingly inevitable Warriors-Cavs rematch

Hoping for a little churn at the top of the NBA and not the seemingly inevitable Warriors-Cavs rematch

  Surely in the minority here, but I’m glad Dwyane Wade is with the Cleveland Cavaliers for the simple reason that it makes the 2018 NBA Finals worth watching. It’s going to be Golden State vs Cleveland again next June. You know that. Every other team in the league knows that, too, though they will try to convince themselves otherwise as the new season kicks...
Tonight’s matchup: Miami Heat looking to pay back Orlando Magic after losing 3-of-4 last season

Tonight’s matchup: Miami Heat looking to pay back Orlando Magic after losing 3-of-4 last season

Mario Hezonja of the Orlando Magic shoots over James Johnson of the Miami Heat during a game at American Airlines Arena last February. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images) MIAMI HEAT VS. ORLANDO MAGIC When: Wednesday, 7 p.m. Where: Amway Center, Orlando TV/Radio: Fox Sports Sun/WAXY 790AM, WAQI 710AM (Spanish) PROJECTED STARTING LINEUPS Heat F: Kelly Olynyk F: Josh Richardson C: Hassan...
Sunrise Report: Hassan Whiteside looking to take next step

Sunrise Report: Hassan Whiteside looking to take next step

Here are five things you should know to start your Wednesday off right... Several NFL players, including the Miami Dolphins Kenny Stills, Michael Thomas and Julius Thomas, and owners, including Stephen Ross, meet with commissioner Roger Goodell to discuss social inequity on Tuesday.  “We heard what they had to say and they heard us,” Ross said. “It’s open talks and...
Flyers explode for 4-goal 2nd period, beat Panthers 5-1

Flyers explode for 4-goal 2nd period, beat Panthers 5-1

Wayne Simmonds pounded Florida's enforcer with a series of rights and dropped him with a left. Simmonds waved his arms toward the Flyers crowd and exhorted them to get louder as he skated toward the locker room to serve his major penalty. He high-fived fans and the orange-and-black faithful went wild for a period on the short list of the best in three years under coach Dave Hakstol. Score the round...
Analysis: Swagger is starting to fit these Miami Dolphins to a ‘T’

Analysis: Swagger is starting to fit these Miami Dolphins to a ‘T’

Adam Gase made all the right calls in the second half in Atlanta, turning a 17-0 deficit into a 20-17 victory. (AP) DAVIE — It’s a mistake to say Adam Gase wears his emotions on his sleeve. Not a mistake by much, but still a mistake. Adam Gase wears his emotions across his chest. They’re in his endless supply of motivational phrases he slaps on T-shirts for his players...
Miami Heat pulling charity golf tournament from Trump’s Doral golf course

Miami Heat pulling charity golf tournament from Trump’s Doral golf course

Donald Trump at Trump National Doral. (AP photo) ORLANDO – The Miami Heat no longer will hold its charity golf tournament at President Trump’s Doral golf course, a team spokesman confirmed Tuesday. The Heat, which has held the event at Doral the last six years, including four since Trump took it over and renamed it Trump National Doral, will move it to another course...
Miami Hurricanes football: midseason 2017 grades are in

Miami Hurricanes football: midseason 2017 grades are in

Miami Hurricanes quarterback Malik Rosier (12) drops back to pass against Toledo at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida on September 23, 2017. (Allen Eyestone / The Palm Beach Post) [ Richt on Tuesday: The state of Miami program ] [ Tuesday morning practice updates, injury report ] [ ...
Florida Atlantic players looking to regain momentum after bye week

Florida Atlantic players looking to regain momentum after bye week

Sitting in his hometown of Tampa while visiting his family during the Owls’ bye week, Florida Atlantic junior linebacker Azeez Al-Shaair had a strange feeling when he woke up on Saturday and remembered there was no game that night. “It felt like I was off for forever,” said Al-Shaair. “I’m used to being here every single day.” FAU’s bye week followed the team&rsquo...
Miami Dolphins participate in ‘productive’ NFL meeting on social issues

Miami Dolphins participate in ‘productive’ NFL meeting on social issues

A coalition of advocacy groups ‘take a knee’ outside of a New York hotel Tuesday where the NFL’s quarterly meetings are being held. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images) Controversial anthem protests took a back seat to social inequality Tuesday as NFL players including members of the Dolphins met with team owners and Commissioner Roger Goodell...
Spoelstra: Rodney McGruder ‘will want to come back sooner than anybody in the history of that injury’ after successful surgery

Spoelstra: Rodney McGruder ‘will want to come back sooner than anybody in the history of that injury’ after successful surgery

MIAMI — While the Heat prepared for Wednesday’s season opener, Rodney McGruder was in the operating room. McGruder underwent successful surgery Tuesday to repair a stress fracture in his left tibia. “Surgery went very well. It was successful,” coach Erik Spoelstra said after Tuesday’s practice. “It was even shorter than anticipated...
Miami Dolphins a mystery in NFL Week 7 power rankings

Miami Dolphins a mystery in NFL Week 7 power rankings

After the Miami Dolphins pulled off a shocking 20-17 comeback win against the Atlanta Falcons last Sunday, they are spread about the NFL in the Week 7 power rankings. Some outlets kept Miami in the mid-20s, while others moved the Dolphins into the teens. Miami trailed 17-0 at halftime to Atlanta before outscoring the Falcons 20-0 in the second half. Running back Jay Ajayi gashed the Atlanta defense...
Denver Broncos coach Vance Joseph denies potential QB controversy

Denver Broncos coach Vance Joseph denies potential QB controversy

After opening the season with two excellent performances, Denver Broncos quarterback Trevor Siemian has had three-straight subpar outings. In fact, his play his been so poor that some media outlets are suggesting the Broncos should give their backup, Brock Osweiler, a chance with to work with the first-team offense. On Wednesday afternoon, Denver head coach Vance...
Tennessee QB Jarrett Guarantano breaks down first collegiate start

Tennessee QB Jarrett Guarantano breaks down first collegiate start

After three days to digest his first collegiate start, which ended in a troubling 15-9 loss to South Carolina, Jarrett Guarantano saw a lot to be gained from the performance. “I think it was a very good learning experience,” Guarantano said Wednesday evening on Vol Calls. “I think there’s a lot of things I can learn from and get better from. I think...
Jim Mora on UCLA’s sieve-like defense: ‘It rips my guts out’

Jim Mora on UCLA’s sieve-like defense: ‘It rips my guts out’

We’re not trying to harp on it, but Jim Mora keeps talking about it, and for good reason. After a frustrating loss to Arizona, UCLA has perhaps as little momentum as any 3-3 team in college football history. Most of that blame belongs to the Bruins’ defense. The Bruins are 129th in the nation against the run. Even their high-powered offense, which ranks among the nation&rsquo...
Jay Cutler voted as QB most NFL players would not want as a teammate

Jay Cutler voted as QB most NFL players would not want as a teammate

The players of the NFL have spoken: Miami Dolphins signal caller Jay Cutler is the one quarterback they would not want as a teammate. ESPN’s NFL Nation conducted a poll this season where reporters asked 155 current NFL players questions about today’s NFL quarterbacks that ranged from who their favorite rookie is, to which quarterback they would most like to sack...
Iowa State hasn’t hosted Power 5 team other than Iowa since 1989

Iowa State hasn’t hosted Power 5 team other than Iowa since 1989

The Iowa State Cyclones haven’t had the best out-of-conference scheduling in recent years. And by recent years, we mean since 1989. That’s the last time they’ve hosted a Power 5 team outside of the rival Iowa Hawkeyes. Reddit user r/NewVolunteer figured this out in a post Wednesday evening. Iowa State hasn’t been a contender in the Big 8/12 for a while, so it makes...
Sound Off: What can Oklahoma do for an encore after beating Texas?

Sound Off: What can Oklahoma do for an encore after beating Texas?

Oklahoma hung on for a thrilling 29-24 victory over Texas. The Sooners played well early, but had to rally with a fourth-quarter touchdown to top the Longhorns for the sixth time in eight seasons. The Sooners never had a problem with a Texas hangover under former coach Bob Stoops. They  were dominant in the games following the Red River Showdown. They were especially dominant...
Packers QB Brett Hundley confident going into first career NFL start

Packers QB Brett Hundley confident going into first career NFL start

Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Hundley isn’t lacking confidence going into his first career NFL start on Sunday. With two-time NFL MVP Aaron Rodgers out for several weeks with a broken collarbone that will require surgery, the third-year pro from UCLA has been tasked with leading the Packers’ offense for the foreseeable future. On Wednesday afternoon, Hundley...
Former Wisconsin star Vince Biegel shares emotional message in return to football

Former Wisconsin star Vince Biegel shares emotional message in return to football

Vince Biegel was an absolute stud when he played for the Wisconsin Badgers from 2013-2016. The former Badgers’ linebacker racked up 131 tackles (28.5 for loss) while recording 15 sacks over his four-year career. Then, with the first pick in the fourth round of the 2017 NFL Draft, his hometown team — the Green Bay Packers — selected him. In May, the team held its rookie...

Girls volleyball: No. 5 Jupiter advances to district final

Julia Lane had 14 kills, leading fifth-ranked and second-seeded Jupiter to a 25-22, 25-19, 25-21 sweep of third-seeded Wellington in a District 9-9A semifinal Wednesday night in Jupiter. Sarah Rick added 18 digs, for the Warriors, who advance to tonight’s district final. District 10-9A Spanish River d. Boca Raton 18-25, 25-22, 25-21, 25-21: Meghan Yaffa had 15 digs, 12 service points, and nine...
Duke makes ACC history with record number of players in NBA

Duke makes ACC history with record number of players in NBA

Since taking over the Duke basketball program in 1980, coach Mike Krzyzewski has developed a  ton of NBA talent. Throughout his illustrious coaching career, Coach K has won 998 games — including five NCAA championships — and in turn, has sent well over 50 players to the next level. Twenty-one of those players are currently on active NBA rosters...
Cowboys QB Dak Prescott wants no part of comparisons to his rookie season

Cowboys QB Dak Prescott wants no part of comparisons to his rookie season

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott took the world by storm during his rookie season. In 2017, he hasn’t played as well at times, and the team has absolutely been worse. They are sitting at 2-3, and looking way up at the Philadelphia Eagles in the NFC East standings. Obviously comparisons are going to be made to his rookie year, where the Cowboys went 13-3 and he...
Ed Orgeron believes a national championship is near for LSU

Ed Orgeron believes a national championship is near for LSU

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

Cowboys LT Tyron Smith, CB Chidobe Awuzie DNP on Wednesday

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

WATCH: Oklahoma State takes star turn on the TODAY Show

The Oklahoma State Cowboys appeared on Wednesday’s edition of NBC’s the TODAY Show. Well, that’s not the whole story. They weren’t featured for their 5-1 record, or their No. 10 ranking in the AP Poll. No, the Cowboys were on national TV because of the way they sleep. Oklahoma State’s partnership with Rise Science has drawn plenty of attention. The Cowboys...
Zach’s Mail Stack: Which Tampa tackle will Florida land?

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

“Zach’s Mail Stack” is a weekly mailbag with SEC Country reporter Zach Abolverdi, who has covered Florida Gators recruiting since 2010. This week Abolverdi analyzes Florida’s chances with Richard Gouraige, Nicholas Petit-Frere and Brendan Radley-Hiles.  Abolverdi: There’s no doubt that Richard Gouraige and Nicholas Petit-Frere are priorities...
Kliff Kingsbury elected to Texas High School Football Hall of Fame

Kliff Kingsbury elected to Texas High School Football Hall of Fame

It’s been a heck of a week for Texas Tech head coach Kliff Kingsbury. He’s widely regarded as being firmly off the hot seat. His Red Raiders are looking pretty good this season. And on Wednesday afternoon, it was announced that he’ll be inducted into the Texas High School Football Hall of Fame as the representative from the 1990s. Kingsbury was a standout...
ESPN calls QB Brandon Wimbush Notre Dame’s ‘X-factor’

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

West Virginia unveils uniforms for Baylor game

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

Denver Broncos may be missing Wade Phillips more than they expected

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

What Mike Riley said after Nebraska’s practice on Wednesday

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

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

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

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

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

Report: Kentucky freshman forward Jarred Vanderbilt could miss entire season

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

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

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

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

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

Mississippi State vs. Kentucky: 5 things to know

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

Patriots CB Stephon Gilmore, LB Elandon Roberts DNP on Wednesday

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

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

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

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

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

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

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