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JUST IN: Park Vista football player faces another gun-theft charge

Park Vista High School football standout Jake Collins has been charged a second time this week with burglarizing guns and other items from homes in suburban Lake Worth, according to jail and court records.  Collins, a senior who had signed to play at Duquesne University, now is charged with stealing from a home near his own that’s been empty since its owners died. Judge Ted Booras...
Uncomfortable Joel Embiid still impresses, dominates Heat in Game 3 blowout

Uncomfortable Joel Embiid still impresses, dominates Heat in Game 3 blowout

Joel Embiid made his postseason debut for the Philadelphia 76ers in Game 3 of their first-round series against the Miami Heat last night. And the 24-year-old All-Star big man lived up to his five-star billing.  After missing the final eight games of the regular season and the first two of the playoffs after undergoing surgery to repair an orbital bone fracture — forcing him to wear a Batman-like...
Vote: Predict the Miami Dolphins’ record for 2018

Vote: Predict the Miami Dolphins’ record for 2018

Dolphins fans show their support as the Miami Dolphins host the Buffalo Bills at Hard Rock Stadium on Sunday, December 31, 2017. The 2018 NFL schedule is out, and the Dolphins — as expected — have 16 games, some of which they’ll win and some of which they won’t. Jason Lieser makes his predictions here. But how do you think...
Heat’s Hassan Whiteside on his disappearing game: ‘Coach wants me to just be in the corner and set picks’

Heat’s Hassan Whiteside on his disappearing game: ‘Coach wants me to just be in the corner and set picks’

The Miami Heat’s Hassan Whiteside fights for position under the basket against the Philadelphia 76ers’ Joel Embiid during the first quarter of Philadelphia’s Game 3 victory. (David Santiago/Miami Herald/TNS) MIAMI – Hassan Whiteside’s frustration is mounting The Heat’s 7-foot big man was asked what has happened this series after taking one shot and...
Five points on Miami Dolphins’ 2018 schedule easily overlooked

Five points on Miami Dolphins’ 2018 schedule easily overlooked

DeVante Parker gets yet another shot at (who else?) the Titans in the opener Sept. 9. (Getty Images) A few points to make about the Dolphins’ 2018 schedule, released Thursday: No, the AFC East has not annexed a few more teams. You may have thought it did because the same bunch of teams seem to pop up on Miami’s schedule every year or so. We’re talking about you, the Titans...
Once again, Hassan Whiteside gives Miami Heat too little, too late

Once again, Hassan Whiteside gives Miami Heat too little, too late

White Hot is is a fine postseason slogan. Whiteside, however, is what the Miami Heat need more of against a high-scoring Philadelphia 76ers team that threatens to make this playoff run a one-and-done. Hassan Whiteside, Pat Riley’s $98 million investment in the future, is going to have to give the franchise more for its money than he has so far. This is nothing new, not the way the regular season...
No lie: A.J. Duhe’s honesty led to ’83 Super Bowl, Miami Dolphins drafting Dan Marino

No lie: A.J. Duhe’s honesty led to ’83 Super Bowl, Miami Dolphins drafting Dan Marino

A.J. Duhe returns one of his three interceptions for a touchdown to beat the Jets in the 1982 AFC title game. (Palm Beach Post file photo by Alan Zlotky) DAVIE — A.J. Duhe could not tell a lie, and it’s because of his honesty that he ended up a Miami Dolphin. And because of that, the Dolphins reached the 1983 Super Bowl. And because of that, they ended up in position to...
Five takeaways: Sixers take home-court advantage right back, defeat Heat 128-108 in Game 3

Five takeaways: Sixers take home-court advantage right back, defeat Heat 128-108 in Game 3

Philadelphia 76ers’ Ben Simmons (25) goes up for a basket as Miami Heat’s Hassan Whiteside (21) defends during the first half of Game 3 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series Thursday, April 19, 2018, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky) MIAMI — The Heat stole home-court advantage in Game 2. But it didn’t take the Sixers long to snatch it back. The Sixers...
Miami Hurricanes memories shared as greats reunite at HOF ceremony

Miami Hurricanes memories shared as greats reunite at HOF ceremony

Devin Hester (left) and Larry Coker share a laugh before the UM Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremony at Jungle Island in Miami on April 19, 2018. (Matt Porter/The Palm Beach Post) [ Outstanding recruiting news for Miami hoops ] [ Devin Hester says kickoff rule is bad for the game ] ...
2018 Dolphins schedule: Predicting wins, losses for every game

2018 Dolphins schedule: Predicting wins, losses for every game

What are the Dolphins’ chances in 2018? (Getty Images) The Dolphins’ season is five months away, but with the schedule being released tonight, it’s time to get a jump start on predicting how they’ll do. At the moment, the 2018 slate looks like a major challenge for a Miami team that saw top-shelf talent in Ndamukong Suh, Jarvis Landry and Mike Pouncey...
Devin Hester: New NCAA kickoff rule is bad for the game

Devin Hester: New NCAA kickoff rule is bad for the game

Devin Hester (right) is widely considered the best returner in football history. (Allen Eyestone/The Palm Beach Post) [ Diaz: 2018 Canes ‘might have something’ special ]/ [ McShay: 3 Canes will go in Rounds 3-5 ] [ Recruiting: Checking in with 2019, &rsquo...
After facing Stanton, Marlins play against Yelich

After facing Stanton, Marlins play against Yelich

After facing Giancarlo Stanton for the first time, the Miami Marlins got to take on Christian Yelich. Stanton was dealt to the New York Yankees during the Marlins' offseason teardown, and Yelich was sent to the Milwaukee Brewers. Dee Gordon and Marcell Ozuna also were jettisoned as part of the payroll purge under new CEO Derek Jeter. "He's a great kid," Marlins manager Don Mattingly said...
2018 Miami Dolphins Schedule: 5 Things You Need To Know

2018 Miami Dolphins Schedule: 5 Things You Need To Know

Cameron Wake and Tom Brady will see each other in Week 4. (Allen Eyestone / Palm Beach Post) The Miami Dolphins 2018 schedule is out and well, it’s not brutal. It’s mathematically easier than last season’s schedule. The NFL sets it up that way, so 6-10 teams have a better chance to bounce back. And well, only four of their games are against teams that finished with 10...
2018 Miami Dolphins Schedule: Top 5 Toughest Games

2018 Miami Dolphins Schedule: Top 5 Toughest Games

The Minnesota Vikings’ new quarterback, Kirk Cousins, who signed a big deal to leave Washington in free agency. (Elizabeth Flores/Minneapolis Star Tribune/TNS) The Miami Dolphins have the 15th most difficult schedule in the NFL in 2018, based on opponent winning percentage. The Dolphins’ opponents were 128-128 last season and you can debate if an 8-8 Dolphins result in 2018...
2018 Dolphins schedule: Miami hoping for ‘normal’ season after last year

2018 Dolphins schedule: Miami hoping for ‘normal’ season after last year

The Dolphins are hoping for a “normal” season in 2018. (Bill Ingram/The Post) The travel won’t be as brutal as last season, but the Dolphins’ degree of difficulty will still be high in 2018. The NFL released their schedule for the upcoming season tonight, and it includes no games outside of the Eastern and Central Time Zones, no international games...
2018 Dolphins schedule: Game-by-game look at Miami’s season

2018 Dolphins schedule: Game-by-game look at Miami’s season

A visit to Minnesota might be the toughest game on Miami’s 2018 schedule. (Getty Images) The Dolphins have known their opponents for the upcoming season for months, leaving only the question of when those games would take place. Timing and sequence matter quite a bit in NFL scheduling. Miami would much rather make road trips to northern venues before winter hits, and...
DEVELOPING: 2018 Miami Dolphins schedule begins to take shape

DEVELOPING: 2018 Miami Dolphins schedule begins to take shape

Dolphins defensive end Cameron Wake sacks Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota (Allen Eyestone / The Palm Beach Post) The Miami Dolphins will open the 2018 season, at home, against the Tennessee Titans, and wrap up the season on the road, at Buffalo, according to a league source. Here is how some of Miami’s schedule is shaping up, according to multiple reports: Week 1: vs...
Miami Dolphins’ one-day contracts trigger emotions, aren’t purely just for show

Miami Dolphins’ one-day contracts trigger emotions, aren’t purely just for show

Dolphins vice president Nat Moore, center, is flanked by Dolphins for one more day. From left: punter Brandon Fields, defensive tackle Paul Soliai, end/linebacker A.J. Duhe, defensive end Jeff Cross, offensive tackle Vernon Carey and receiver Chris Chambers. (Hal Habib / The Palm Beach Post) DAVIE — A big-play receiver, a solid blocker, two disruptive edge defenders...
Lance Armstrong settles $100M lawsuit with US government

Lance Armstrong settles $100M lawsuit with US government

Lance Armstrong reached a $5 million settlement with the federal government in a whistleblower lawsuit that could have sought $100 million in damages from the cyclist who was stripped of his record seven Tour de France victories after admitting he used performance-enhancing drugs throughout much of his career. The deal announced Thursday came as the two sides prepared for a trial that was scheduled...
Goodbye to a legend: Dave George exits after 40 years of peerless writing

Goodbye to a legend: Dave George exits after 40 years of peerless writing

When Dave George steps away at the end of this week, our newspaper is saying goodbye to a legend. But more importantly, so are you. It’s going to hurt. At a time when too many sports columns are reduced to spitting fits of “fire this guy” or “Who’s the greatest?” or stridently taking a side on the polarizing debate of the day, Dave gave us 40 years of thoughtfulness...
NFL draft: Big D is about something other than Dallas

NFL draft: Big D is about something other than Dallas

Big D is about to stand for something other than Dallas.  The NFL is bringing its Big D — the draft — to Jerry Jones' palace. This draft, the first in a stadium, will pay homage in so many ways to the cliche that everything is bigger in Texas.  Ever since the league decided to put the draft up for bids and move it around the country, the focus has been to make it grow even larger...
When it comes to conclusions on the Cubs, best to avoid extremes

When it comes to conclusions on the Cubs, best to avoid extremes

In this age of extremism, temptation tilts Chicago toward either desperation or denial when it comes to the Cubs, leaving the middle ground as empty as so many ballparks this month. Find it. The Cubs have won only seven of their first 15 games against a soft spot in the schedule. They have postponed four because of crummy weather. This young season has had more interruptions than a political roundtable...

Why Mavs need to gamble a little and draft Mo Bamba

Now that the Mavs no longer have to act like the Washington Generals, and the worst they can do in the lottery is sixth, it's time to consider their good fortune. Which is a funny epitaph for a 24-win season. Straight up: If the Mavs should get really lucky with the ping pong balls and end up No. 1, it's a no-brainer. Arizona's center, DeAndre Ayton, is the best pro in the draft, if you believe NBA...
Quarterbacks will shape the top of NFL draft

Quarterbacks will shape the top of NFL draft

Ryan Pace finally is enjoying his view as the NFL draft approaches. A year after trading up to select quarterback Mitch Trubisky second overall, the Bears' fourth-year general manager sees other quarterback-needy teams jockeying for position atop the first round. That stress is behind him. "It's easier to sleep," Pace said, "not only when you feel like you have the guy who has all the...
Steve Spurrier will succeed, but can the AAF follow?

Steve Spurrier will succeed, but can the AAF follow?

Steve Spurrier made the Gators a name-brand powerhouse. He lifted South Carolina out of the low country. Now he's itching to attempt a real football miracle, namely make a pro league not named "NFL" succeed. It feels as if millions have tried — and that's just in Orlando — but none have done it. Then again, none had the Head Ball Coach as their marquee performer. "I think...
'Super agents' rep 75 percent of NFL players. It's a competitive fight to sign the rest

'Super agents' rep 75 percent of NFL players. It's a competitive fight to sign the rest

It's the first day back from spring break and, as undergraduates in shorts and sundresses loll on the lawn outside, three Tulane football players are seated around a U-shaped table in a small meeting room. With marker in hand, sports agent Martin Fischman stands before them at a whiteboard and poses a question: "Ribbon sells for 19 cents a yard. How much will you save by buying 30 yards for $5?"...
Maple Leafs hope that history isn't a guide

Maple Leafs hope that history isn't a guide

For this Toronto Maple Leafs team, despite the franchise’s rich and storied past, it is not the time for history lessons. The Leafs, of course, do not like talking about the Game 7 collapse against the Boston Bruins five years ago. Coach Mike Babcock does not even want to refer to the 1992-93 team, which was drubbed in its first two playoff games before going on a magical run to the conference...
Puerto Rico’s imbalance of power: Stadium lights glow, homes do not

Puerto Rico’s imbalance of power: Stadium lights glow, homes do not

The Major League Baseball games this week between the Minnesota Twins and Cleveland Indians here had dual goals: to affirm the Puerto Rican government’s position that the island was open for business again after the devastation of Hurricane Maria seven months ago, and to showcase this U.S. territory’s unique relationship with baseball. And then lights across the island went out again....
2018 NFL Draft: Who can Miami get with the Landry/Ajayi picks?

2018 NFL Draft: Who can Miami get with the Landry/Ajayi picks?

Jarvis Landry celebrates with Jay Ajayi, back in the day. (Bill Ingram / The Palm Beach Post) The Miami Dolphins have two fourth-round picks in the upcoming NFL Draft, and neither started out as their own. The Dolphins obtained the 23rd pick (123rd overall) from the Cleveland Browns in the Jarvis Landry deal. And Miami obtained the 31st pick (132st overall) from the Philadelphia Eagles in the Jay...
Heat’s Erik Spoelstra, Dwyane Wade shocked, saddened by death of Erin Popovich

Heat’s Erik Spoelstra, Dwyane Wade shocked, saddened by death of Erin Popovich

Erik Spoelstra and Gregg Popovich MIAMI – The Heat and San Antonio Spurs have so much in common beyond meeting twice on basketball’s biggest stage – the NBA Finals. The organizations are linked because of their culture, consistent winning and coaches. Erik Spoelstra and Gregg Popovich are the longest tenured active coaches in the league. When the Spurs announced...
First look at new Miami Dolphins uniforms for 2018 NFL season

First look at new Miami Dolphins uniforms for 2018 NFL season

These jerseys are history. (AP) The Dolphins’ roster will look dramatically different this season with some notable stars exiting and their uniforms will undergo a bit of a change as well. That makeover isn’t nearly as drastic. The team revealed its 2018 jerseys today, and they will feature some subtle but significant tweaks. It’s not a full shift ...
What’s the latest on Sixers center Joel Embiid? Still doubtful for Game 3

What’s the latest on Sixers center Joel Embiid? Still doubtful for Game 3

Joel Embiid #21 of the Philadelphia 76ers reacts from the bench after a missed foul shot by LeBron James in the final seconds of the game at the Wells Fargo Center on April 6, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The 76ers defeated the Cavaliers 132-130. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images) MIAMI — There’s still a chance the Sixers will have their All-Star...
Heat’s Dwyane Wade on his 28-point performance in Game 2, and what is motivating him

Heat’s Dwyane Wade on his 28-point performance in Game 2, and what is motivating him

Dwyane Wade and the Miami Heat are back in the playoffs, which is all the motivation Wade needs. Wade and the Heat will play their first home playoff game in two years tonight. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images) MIAMI – When Dwyane Wade hits the floor tonight it will be like he never left. Wade’s first home playoff game with the Heat since leaving Miami and spending...
Jupiter’s Kylee Hanson takes softball game, life to new level at FSU

Jupiter’s Kylee Hanson takes softball game, life to new level at FSU

Kylee Hanson knew the easier path might have been to graduate from Florida Atlantic, leading the Owls on the softball field in 2018 and staying close to home. But there was also the itch for a challenge. So she graduated from FAU and immediately landed at Florida State, where she would begin a two-year master’s program and play for the Seminoles. *More Palm Beach Post sports coverage &ldquo...
Miami Dolphins likely to pick up DeVante Parker’s fifth-year option

Miami Dolphins likely to pick up DeVante Parker’s fifth-year option

DeVante Parker should soon be under contract for another season. (Andres Leiva/The Post) The Miami Dolphins are likely to pick up DeVante Parker’s fifth-year option. Why? Because it makes too much sense not to. Teams usually exercise the option in cases where the player is not a total bust. And despite what you may think about Parker, he’s not a bust. At least not yet. If,...
2018 NFL free agents: Latest on Dolphins’ possible pursuit of C.J. Anderson

2018 NFL free agents: Latest on Dolphins’ possible pursuit of C.J. Anderson

C.J. Anderson is a free agent who could fit the Dolphins. (Getty Images) DAVIE—It’s an open secret that the Dolphins like former Broncos running back C.J. Anderson. It’s really not a secret at all, actually, since they tried to sign him two years ago. Anderson, who played for Adam Gase in Denver in 2013 and ’14, agreed to an offer sheet with Miami as...
2018 NFL Draft: How does Jets-Colts trade affect Dolphins’ thinking at No. 11?

2018 NFL Draft: How does Jets-Colts trade affect Dolphins’ thinking at No. 11?

The Jets gave up a huge haul in their trade with Indianapolis. (Getty Images) DAVIE—This is the simplest thing in the world: The Dolphins’ three choices with the No. 11 pick are stay there, trade up or trade down. One factor that could complicate that decision, though, is the massive Jets-Colts trade that took place a month ago. New York gave up three second-round...
Dwayne Bacon could alter Hornets' sorry 2nd-round draft history

Dwayne Bacon could alter Hornets' sorry 2nd-round draft history

Charlotte Hornets fans saw just a slice of Dwayne Bacon. But what he demonstrated his rookie season is a significant departure from this franchise's history with second-round picks: Major long-term potential; as in could-be-a-starter-someday potential. Bacon lasted 40 picks before being chosen last June. A factor in his lasting that long was a jump shot that looked broken in two seasons at Florida...
Cowboys' division foes could target big names in NFL draft

Cowboys' division foes could target big names in NFL draft

The NFL draft at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas is just over a week away, as rumors about who the Cowboys will select at pick No. 19 continue to swirl. Some believe the front office will opt to take a versatile linebacker such as Boise State's Leighton Vander Esch, Alabama's Rashaan Evans, or even trade up for Georgia's Roquan Smith. Others think the release of Dez Bryant all but guarantees the...
Ricky Stenhouse rising up after Danica breakup

Ricky Stenhouse rising up after Danica breakup

Not so long ago, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. was all the rage for all the wrong reasons. He was caught in the middle of internet gossip chatter after a highly publicized breakup with Danica Patrick. It's usually never a good thing when your private business is splattered on tmz.com. Danica has moved away from both NASCAR and Stenhouse. She also has found a new love, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers...
Dolphins’ Danny Amendola getting acquainted with Ryan Tannehill

Dolphins’ Danny Amendola getting acquainted with Ryan Tannehill

Wide receiver Danny Amendola, nicknamed "Playoff Danny" because of his postseason exploits during his five years with the New England Patriots, won't be catching passes from Tom Brady, arguably the best quarterback of all time. Instead, he'll be catching passes from Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill. And that's just fine with the newly-acquired Amendola, the slot receiver signed...
76ers center Joel Embiid listed as ‘doubtful’ for Game 3 vs. Heat

76ers center Joel Embiid listed as ‘doubtful’ for Game 3 vs. Heat

MIAMI — If Philadelphia 76ers coach Brett Brown knew if star big man Joel Embiid would get on the court for Thursday’s Game 3 against the Miami Heat, he didn’t let it slip before practice Wednesday. Philadelphia 76ers’ Joel Embiid wears mask while warming up for the team’s NBA basketball game against the Milwaukee Bucks, Wednesday, April 11...
For Navy QB with two career passes, spring is time to air things out

For Navy QB with two career passes, spring is time to air things out

Malcolm Perry hooked his fingers in the collar of his football pads and shifted from side to side Monday afternoon in Annapolis as Navy wrapped up its third-to-last spring football practice behind him. Perry can't help but move his feet - he rushed for 1,182 yards last season, then endured a foot injury at year's end only to come back for spring practice and run so fast that all month his coaches...
Notre Dame recruiting: 2019 blue-chip John Olmstead commits to Irish

Notre Dame recruiting: 2019 blue-chip John Olmstead commits to Irish

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish received a commitment from New Jersey offensive lineman John Olmstead on Friday. Olmstead announced his decision during a ceremony at St. Joseph High School in Metuchen. The Class of 2019 offensive tackle prospect chose Notre Dame over Michigan, Ole Miss, Rutgers and Minnesota. According to the 247Sports composite rankings, Olmstead is a 4-star prospect who...
Ohio State kickers mulch Buckeye Grove despite scoring for winning team in spring game

Ohio State kickers mulch Buckeye Grove despite scoring for winning team in spring game

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Friday following the Ohio State spring game always is an unpleasant time for players on the losing team. During the Urban Meyer era at Ohio State, there have been some incentives to come out ahead in the spring scrimmage. Not only does the losing team have to walk home after the game, but players on the losing team also have to spend a day landscaping ...
Devin White reveals which LSU position group is most improved this spring

Devin White reveals which LSU position group is most improved this spring

SEC Country reporter Alex Hickey will answer your LSU Tigers sports queries each weekday in our  LSU Question of the Day. Join the conversation by sending your questions via Twitter to  @SECCountryLSU,  @bigahickey or by email to Alex at  alex.hickey@coxinc.com. ‘Twas the day before the spring game, and...
Alabama recruiting: Latest updates on Crimson Tide’s 2019 class

Alabama recruiting: Latest updates on Crimson Tide’s 2019 class

Alabama has laid the foundation for what should be a top-five recruiting class in 2019. Over the next few months, the coaching staff will attempt to keep some of the nation’s top prospects in-state and add championship-level talent to the roster. The Tide’s 2019 recruiting class, which is up to eight commitments, could add as many as 28 players come National Signing ...
History says if Arkansas has top-50 defense, Hogs win 9 games

History says if Arkansas has top-50 defense, Hogs win 9 games

SEC Country reporter Eric W. Bolin will candidly answer your Arkansas Razorbacks sports queries each weekday in our  Mailbag Question of the Day. Join the conversation by sending your questions via Twitter to  @SECCountryHogs or by email to Eric at  ericwbolin@gmail.com. This is what Arkansas is working with heading into 2018. Rushing...
Should Tennessee fans be concerned if no one commits this weekend?

Should Tennessee fans be concerned if no one commits this weekend?

SEC Country reporter Blake Morgan will candidly answer your Tennessee sports queries each weekday in our  Mailbag Question of the Day . Join the conversation by sending your questions via Twitter to @SECCountryVols, Tennessee Insiders Facebook page or by email to Blake at blakemorgan123@gmail...
Oregon recruiting: Where Ducks’ 2019 class stands as spring camp closes

Oregon recruiting: Where Ducks’ 2019 class stands as spring camp closes

The Oregon Ducks will look to continue the momentum from a successful 2018 recruiting class into the next cycle. Oregon finished 16th in the nation, and third in the Pac-12 for the 2018 class. First-year coach Mario Cristobal and his staff are already hard at work for 2019, sending out around 250 offers to prospects across the country. He will look to sign playmakers at...
UCLA recruiting: Update on Bruins’ Class of 2019 as spring camp closes

UCLA recruiting: Update on Bruins’ Class of 2019 as spring camp closes

New UCLA football coach Chip Kelly had a moderately successful recruiting class for 2018, taking over for Jim Mora in December. He and his staff had to cobble together what was left after a number of de-commitments with the coaching change, and the Bruins were able to land a class in the top 20 and No. 4 in the Pac-12. Now, as he begins his first full year in the recruiting...
West Virginia football: Post-spring defensive depth chart projection for 2018

West Virginia football: Post-spring defensive depth chart projection for 2018

West Virginia’s offense looks like it will be fearsome in 2018, but the defense is a question mark. With spring practice complete, injuries,  transfers and new additions mean the depth chart is still in flux. The depth chart has already shifted from the beginning of the spring, and may again as new faces get added. RELATED: West Virginia...
Former UCLA, NBA forward Matt Barnes reveals he smoked before games as part of longtime marijuana use

Former UCLA, NBA forward Matt Barnes reveals he smoked before games as part of longtime marijuana use

Bleacher Report is using Friday, April 20, to mark the cannabis-centered holiday of 4/20 by running a series of roundtables and explorations into the consumption of the plant in professional sports. Former UCLA forward Matt Barnes, a 15-year NBA veteran, was part of a B/R roundtable of former NBA players discussing their use of marijuana during their playing careers. While...
Lincoln Riley explains why he didn’t watch the national championship

Lincoln Riley explains why he didn’t watch the national championship

The College Football Playoff National Championship between Georgia and Alabama in January was one of the best games of the year, but Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley wasn’t watching. Riley told USA Today’s George Schroeder that he tried to watch the game. However, after the Sooners came so close to the title game themselves, Riley just felt sick seeing...
Syracuse guard Tyus Battle makes final decision on 2018 NBA Draft

Syracuse guard Tyus Battle makes final decision on 2018 NBA Draft

Syracuse guard Tyus Battle was integral to the Orange making an improbable run at the 2018 NCAA Tournament as the team’s leading scorer. However, his collegiate career came to an end on Friday. After previously declaring for the 2018 NBA Draft without hiring an agent, allowing him to return to school depending upon feedback from NBA scouts and front offices, Battle has...
Redshirt freshman guard De’Andre Hunter returning to Virginia

Redshirt freshman guard De’Andre Hunter returning to Virginia

The 2017-18 ACC Sixth Man of the Year is coming back to help Virginia redeem itself after a disappointing end to a magical season. Redshirt freshman guard De’Andre Hunter announced Friday via Twitter that he will forgo the 2018 NBA Draft and return to school. Hunter averaged 9.2 points and 3.6 rebounds per game while shooting 48.8 percent from the floor and 38.2 percent from behind...
Ryan Hilinski preps for South Carolina recruiting weekend

Ryan Hilinski preps for South Carolina recruiting weekend

Before Ryan Hilinski finished his last South Carolina recruiting visit, he’d already started to make plans for his next stop in Columbia. Hilinski, a 4-star quarterback who committed to the Gamecocks earlier this month, will be back in town this weekend for his official visit. “[Quarterbacks] coach [Dan] Werner had mentioned it while I was at the spring game, and...
What 4-star CB Jaydon Hill wants to see from Tennessee at spring game

What 4-star CB Jaydon Hill wants to see from Tennessee at spring game

Tennessee is just slightly behind South Carolina in recruiting 4-star cornerback Jaydon Hill, but that could change this weekend. Hill (Bob Jones/Madison, Ala.) said he plans to attend the Orange and White spring game on Saturday. This will be his first Neyland Stadium game-like experience, and that’s a big part of what he wants to see this weekend...
Auburn board of trustees approves $11 million in facility upgrades for 4 sports

Auburn board of trustees approves $11 million in facility upgrades for 4 sports

Four Auburn athletics programs — baseball, softball and men’s and women’s basketball — will receive facility upgrades that are set to be completed in the fall of 2019. On Friday, the Auburn University Board of Trustees approved three new facilities plans that will total $11 million. All three projects will be financed by “a combination of gifts...
NFL scout calls Antonio Callaway a ‘train wreck’ because of off-field issues

NFL scout calls Antonio Callaway a ‘train wreck’ because of off-field issues

After a rocky career at Florida, talented wide receiver Antonio Callaway is seeking a new beginning in the NFL. But it doesn’t look like he’ll be starting with a clean slate. NFL teams are well aware of his repeated run-ins with the law. Whether it be a credit card scam, issues with marijuana or a sexual assault allegation (he was...
Tavarius Shine declares early for NBA Draft, will sign with agent

Tavarius Shine declares early for NBA Draft, will sign with agent

Tavarius Shine’s Oklahoma State career is officially over. Shine announced his intentions to enter the NBA Draft and sign with an agent on Friday. Shine hinted earlier this month his college career was finished. He  posted a tweet thanking Oklahoma State fans, but didn’t give an outright answer on his future. It was then reported he would go pro, along with...
Ray Tanner updates South Carolina football operations building, shares latest on Brian Bowen situation

Ray Tanner updates South Carolina football operations building, shares latest on Brian Bowen situation

COLUMBIA, S.C. — On Friday, athletics director Ray Tanner updated the progress of the South Carolina football operations building and shared the latest on basketball player Brian Bowen. The football operations building remains “on time and on budget,” Tanner told reporters, during break in the Board of Trustees meeting. Construction of the $50 million facility...
Freshman guard Marcus Carr officially transferring from Pitt

Freshman guard Marcus Carr officially transferring from Pitt

Newly-hired Pitt coach Jeff Capel is working to rebuild the program. Now he will have to do so without the Panthers starting point guard from a year ago. Freshman guard Marcus Carr told 247Sports.com’s Evan Daniels that he is officially transferring from Pitt after making the announcement after the firing of Kevin Stallings. “I’m just trying to make the best...
Maryland’s Kevin Huerter declares for 2018 NBA Draft without hiring agent

Maryland’s Kevin Huerter declares for 2018 NBA Draft without hiring agent

Kevin Huerter has declared for the 2018 NBA Draft but has not hired an agent, Maryland basketball announced Friday. Huerter’s decision to not hire an agent means he will be able to attend the NBA Draft Combine in May before making a final decision on whether to go pro or stay in college by May 30. “This will be a great experience for Kevin to get honest feedback from NBA teams...
Tennessee football Orange and White Game: Time, TV channel, watch online, April 21, 2018

Tennessee football Orange and White Game: Time, TV channel, watch online, April 21, 2018

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee football will celebrate the close of sprig drills and look ahead to the 2018 season with the Orange and White Game at Neyland Stadium. First-year coach Jeremy Pruitt has challenged the Vols’ fans to bring 102,000 strong, the better to provide and electric atmosphere for the players and impress the many recruits who will be on hand. Admission...
Auburn recruiting: Latest updates on the Tigers’ upcoming class

Auburn recruiting: Latest updates on the Tigers’ upcoming class

Auburn’s 2019 recruiting class sits at four commitments as the spring evaluation period hits. The Tigers added two commitments in the last two weeks, but attention is focused on the next two weekends, which likely are to generate some positive Auburn recruiting buzz. A pair of 3-star prospects — center Jakai Clark and cornerback Cordale Flott — are the...
Nation’s No. 3 ILB explains why single trip to Alabama was all he needed to commit

Nation’s No. 3 ILB explains why single trip to Alabama was all he needed to commit

Shane Lee said he had been to Michigan and Ohio State four or five times. He’d been to Penn State about six times. He couldn’t count all of the times he visited Maryland. It only took one visit to Alabama for the Crimson Tide to land his commitment. Lee, a 4-star inside linebacker from St. Frances Academy (Baltimore), visited Tuscaloosa April 12 and stayed through Sunday. ...
Who will be LSU’s next commitment at skill position?

Who will be LSU’s next commitment at skill position?

Remember the LSU mailbag? Multiply it by five. SEC Country’s LSU recruiting reporter Sam Spiegelman will answer reader questions Monday through Friday in a new segment called “LSU recruiting question of the day.” Feel free to join the conversation by tweeting your questions to Sam on Twitter ( ...
2018 NBA Draft: Jarred Vanderbilt declares for draft, won’t hire an agent

2018 NBA Draft: Jarred Vanderbilt declares for draft, won’t hire an agent

LEXINGTON, Ky. — The last of Kentucky’s six 2018 NBA Draft declarations is in: freshman forward Jarred Vanderbilt announced Friday that he would be declaring for the draft but would not hire an agent. Vanderbilt and Kentucky issued a statement on the decision. “This season wasn’t easy for me,” Vanderbilt said. “God works in mysterious ways...
Ohio State football: Demario McCall reminds Buckeyes why he needs touches

Ohio State football: Demario McCall reminds Buckeyes why he needs touches

During the week, Land of 10 reporters following the Buckeyes address pressing questions on the minds of the Ohio State fan base with our daily feature. To ask Austin Ward a question, follow along on Twitter and suggest a topic right here. Check back Monday through Friday as we dive into the Ohio State Question of the Day. Go here to see all...
Baylor recruiting update: Bears beat out SEC program for top prospect

Baylor recruiting update: Bears beat out SEC program for top prospect

Baylor football picked up a big commitment during the last week. Even though linebacker Tyrone Brown isn’t an elite prospect, his addition is a big sign. Brown quickly earned an offer from Jimbo Fisher at Texas A&M. On April 14, he unofficially visited Texas A&M. Three days later, Brown committed to Baylor University. Soon afterwards, Brown was officially ranked...
Michigan’s Charles Matthews declares for 2018 NBA Draft without hiring agent

Michigan’s Charles Matthews declares for 2018 NBA Draft without hiring agent

Charles Matthews has declared for the 2018 NBA Draft but has not hired an agent, Michigan basketball announced Friday. By not hiring an agent, Matthews will be able to attend the NBA Draft Combine in May while preserving the choice to return to the college ranks if he so chooses: Matthews averaged 13 points per game on 50 percent shooting in 2017-18 after transferring to Michigan from...
Oklahoma State releases designs for new video board at Boone Pickens Stadium

Oklahoma State releases designs for new video board at Boone Pickens Stadium

Oklahoma State officially announced a new video board is coming to Boone Pickens Stadium on Friday. The university unveiled renderings for a 56-feet tall and 110-feet wide jumbotron that will overlook the east end zone. “This board not only modernizes the game day experience in Boone Pickens Stadium, but it also brings Oklahoma State to the forefront in this area,” athletics...
ESPN draft insider projects Sagaba Konate as 2019 second rounder

ESPN draft insider projects Sagaba Konate as 2019 second rounder

West Virginia center Sagaba Konate is currently trying his luck with the 2018 NBA Draft, but according to ESPN, he seems like a better shot to get drafted next year. ESPN draft insider Jonathan Givony updated his 2019 NBA mock draft Friday morning, and projects Konate to go with the No. 41 overall pick to the Los Angeles Lakers. The article is behind a paywall for non-ESPN...
Live updates: LSU gymnastics competes in NCAA semifinals (April 20, 2018)

Live updates: LSU gymnastics competes in NCAA semifinals (April 20, 2018)

LSU gymnastics competes in the NCAA semifinals on Friday. Follow the article below for live updates on the event, as well as information on how to watch and follow along. The No. 2 Tigers match up with No. 3 UCLA, No. 6 Alabama, No. 7 Nebraska, No. 10 Arkansas and No. 12 Georgia in the NCAA semifinals Friday, with the top 3 finishing teams advancing to the Super Six with a...
NFL draft scout on Arden Key: ‘He needs to not smoke’

NFL draft scout on Arden Key: ‘He needs to not smoke’

With the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft now less than one week away, former LSU star Arden Key remains one of the more polarizing prospects for NFL teams and personnel. NFL.com reporter Tom Pelissero spoke with numerous NFL and collegiate scouts about Key, all of whom mentioned some significant concerns about the defender’s struggles off the field while also still...
The NFL has serious concerns about Derrius Guice, misscommunication around alleged NFL combine sexuality question

The NFL has serious concerns about Derrius Guice, misscommunication around alleged NFL combine sexuality question

LSU’s Derrius Guice is perhaps the most talented running back in the 2018 draft class this side of Saquon Barkley, but concerns around his personality may keep him from being drafted in the first round. According to a story from NFL.com’s Tom Pelissero, teams are worried about Guice’s “immaturity” and about his capability of handling his emotions through a...
South Carolina football: Board tweaks assistant coaches’ contracts

South Carolina football: Board tweaks assistant coaches’ contracts

COLUMBIA, S.C. — On Friday morning, the university’s Board of Trustees agreed to make amendments to contracts for five assistant coaches on the South Carolina football team. Defensive coordinator Travaris Robinson, offensive coordinator Bryan McClendon, defensive line coach Lance Thompson, offensive line coach Eric Wolford and quarterbacks coach Dan Werner, all...
Tennessee recruiting: Where Vols football class stands with spring game Saturday

Tennessee recruiting: Where Vols football class stands with spring game Saturday

Tennessee will have its annual Orange and White game Saturday, and fans from across the southeast will flock to Neyland Stadium to get their first look at coach Jeremy Pruitt in action. In his first spring game, Pruitt is looking at it as a tool for his team to get better and perhaps more importantly, recruit. Pruitt said after practice on Tuesday the Vols need all fans to...
What it would mean for Arkansas to sign top targets at 3 key positions

What it would mean for Arkansas to sign top targets at 3 key positions

SEC Country reporter Trent Shadid will answer your Arkansas Razorbacks football recruiting questions each weekday in our recruiting question of the day mailbag. Join the conversation by sending your questions via Twitter to  @SECCountryHogs, @Shadid13 or by email to Trent at Shadid13@gmail.com. To view prior answers to our questions...
Alabama football: What A-Day means to Nick Saban, Crimson Tide players

Alabama football: What A-Day means to Nick Saban, Crimson Tide players

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Nick Saban and Alabama football players agree: the Crimson Tide’s A-Day spring game is a special day for the program. A-Day, which is scheduled for Saturday at 1 p.m. CT and will air on ESPN, marks the 15th and final practice of spring. It’s also both the first time Alabama fans will get to see the team since the National Championship Game...
Projecting Iowa, Big Ten prime-time schedule release

Projecting Iowa, Big Ten prime-time schedule release

We are tackling the best question supplied by Iowa fans each day. If you’d like to submit a question, tweet to Scott Dochterman here. Look for our Iowa Question of the Day every Monday through Friday. Go here to see all of our previous answers. ANSWER: In the past, the offseason calendar was more predictable when it came to television...
Michigan football: Closed practice makes perfect sense for Jim Harbaugh

Michigan football: Closed practice makes perfect sense for Jim Harbaugh

During the week, Land of 10 reporters following the Wolverines answer questions on the minds of Michigan fans. Submit a question or suggest a topic by sending a tweet  here to Rachel Lenzi or here to Kevin Goheen. Check back Monday through Friday as we answer the Michigan Question of the Day. Go  here to see our previous...
How Steele Chambers’ commitment affects another top Ohio State RB target

How Steele Chambers’ commitment affects another top Ohio State RB target

During the week, Land of 10 reporters following the Buckeyes address pressing questions on the minds of the Ohio State fan base with our daily feature. To ask Ryan Donnelly a question on the Buckeyes recruiting, follow along on Twitter and suggest a topic right here. Check back Monday, Wednesday, and Friday as we dive into the Ohio State Recruiting Question...
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