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Helmet hits will lead to ejections under new NFL rule

The NFL has passed a new rule for this season that says any player who initiates contact with his helmets is subject to ejection after an in-game video review that will be decided in New York. Al Riveron, the league's head of officiating, said a foul can be called regardless of where on the body — not just the head or neck area — that one player hits another with his helmet. The rule is...
Miami Dolphins haven’t signed a single draft pick (but no need to panic)

Miami Dolphins haven’t signed a single draft pick (but no need to panic)

Minkah Fitzpatrick knows it won’t be long before his bank account gets a bit larger. (Getty Images) The list looks imposing only if you let it. The Dolphins are one of only two teams, along with the Los Angeles Rams, who haven’t signed a single draft pick. And with about three-fourths of all picks signed throughout the league, it’s natural to wonder why. In the Dolphins’ case...
Heat’s Bam Adebayo misses out on All-Rookie second team by one vote

Heat’s Bam Adebayo misses out on All-Rookie second team by one vote

Miami’s Bam Adebayo prepares to rebound the ball during a game against the Indiana Pacers in March. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images) Heat center Bam Adebayo was snubbed when it came to being recognized as one of the league’s top rookies, falling one vote short of the NBA’s All-Rookie second team. Adebayo, the 14 th overall pick...
5 Reasons why Miami Dolphins’ Ryan Tannehill can still be elite

5 Reasons why Miami Dolphins’ Ryan Tannehill can still be elite

Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill is back. (Allen Eyestone / The Palm Beach Post) Ryan Tannehill ran onto the Miami Dolphins practice field Tuesday, without a knee brace, which should give some insight into how he feels about his surgically-repaired body. Tannehill expressed confidence last spring and summer, before a knee tore completely and Miami’s season essentially ended...
Houston Texans star J.J. Watt visits Santa Fe High School shooting victims 

Houston Texans star J.J. Watt visits Santa Fe High School shooting victims 

Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt continues to make an impact in the wake of the mass shooting at a southeastern Texas high school, KTRK reported. Watt visited some of the victims injured in the deadly shooting at Santa Fe High School on Monday and took photographs with them and their nurses at the hospital. He also visited several victims at their homes, KHOU reported. A gunman opened...
Greek Freak 3.0: Kostas Antetokounmpo catching up to brother Giannis

Greek Freak 3.0: Kostas Antetokounmpo catching up to brother Giannis

Kostas Antetokounmpo participates in drills during the NBA Draft Combine in Chicago last week. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images) The most famous name at the NBA combine in Chicago last week was Antetokounmpo. Kostas Antetokounmpo, 20, is the younger brother of Bucks’ All-Star Giannis Antetokounmpo, knows as The Greek Freak. He is a 6-foot-10 big man...
What former Heat guard Mario Chalmers had to say about iconic Dwyane Wade-LeBron James photo

What former Heat guard Mario Chalmers had to say about iconic Dwyane Wade-LeBron James photo

  The iconic photo from 2010 of Dwyane Wade under the basket in Milwaukee with his arms outstretch as LeBron James is completing a tomahawk dunk in the background made the rounds on social media this week. The photo was revisited after ESPN’s Dave McMenamin posted that Wade once told him that was the one shot he will ask LeBron to sign to hang in his house when...
Top 10 Miami Dolphins to watch at OTA’s

Top 10 Miami Dolphins to watch at OTA’s

Raekwon McMillan as a leader in his first season? Sure, why not. (AP) The Miami Dolphins open organized team activities on Tuesday in Davie. There will be landmarks for key players returning from injury as well as rookies making their full-squad, on-field debuts. These OTA’s are all about establishing rhythm, timing and chemistry. Coach Adam Gase likes this collection of players. National ...
Vargas sharp after being skipped, Mets beat Marlins 2-0

Vargas sharp after being skipped, Mets beat Marlins 2-0

The New York Mets probably won't skip Jason Vargas' next start. Vargas returned to the rotation with five excellent innings, AJ Ramos pitched out of a bases-loaded jam in the sixth and the Mets beat the Miami Marlins 2-0 on Monday night. Asdrubal Cabrera had an RBI double and Wilmer Flores added a run-scoring single as the Mets got their fourth straight win, following up a three-game sweep of NL West-leading...
Oxbridge falls to Miami-Westminster Christian for 2nd straight year

Oxbridge falls to Miami-Westminster Christian for 2nd straight year

For the second straight year, Miami-Westminster Christian got the best of Oxbridge Academy in the FHSAA state softball tournament. The Warriors scored all the runs they needed in the fifth, and held on for a 2-1 victory over the ThunderWolves in a Class 4A state semifinal Monday night at Historic Dodgertown. Hailey Donovan added a pair of hits for Miami-Westminster Christian, which defeated Oxbridge...
Dolphins K Greg Joseph out to win open competition with Jason Sanders

Dolphins K Greg Joseph out to win open competition with Jason Sanders

Greg Joseph once kicked as a hobby. Now he’s got a shot at the NFL. (Andres Leiva/The Post) DAVIE — Many times throughout his life, Greg Joseph could’ve simply brushed kicking aside. Given how much of an afterthought it was to him at certain points, it’s a bit of an upset that he’s put himself in position to win a job with the Dolphins as he heads...
District: Boca Raton High swim coach Eric Hill under investigation

District: Boca Raton High swim coach Eric Hill under investigation

Boca Raton boys and girls swimming coach Eric Hill has been removed from his coaching and teaching positions at the school due to a Palm Beach County School Police investigation, a school district spokesperson confirmed Monday The spokesperson did not comment on the type of investigation, and Boca Raton athletic director Matt Ryder had no comment. Hill, a 41-year-old math teacher, has worked for the...
Dolphins plan for QB Ryan Tannehill to go through all offseason practices

Dolphins plan for QB Ryan Tannehill to go through all offseason practices

Ryan Tannehill should be good to go for all of OTAs and minicamp. (Allen Eyestone/The Post) Any uncertainty about Ryan Tannehill’s health coming off knee surgery has quieted, and he’s expected to practice every day as the Dolphins launch four straight weeks of Organized Team Activities and minicamp. The team was still working with the medical and training staff...
It's time to find out whether Soto is a dream for the Nationals

It's time to find out whether Soto is a dream for the Nationals

When Juan Soto, 19, heard Saturday that he had been called up to the majors by the Washington Nationals, he instantly got goose bumps.  "I was in shock. All my [hairs] went up," Soto said Sunday, running his hand up his forearm. "I was so excited. I didn't think that was going to happen." Funny, I had the same reaction. Few events give fans goose bumps like the arrival of...
Ryan Tannehill is good enough if the other Dolphins around him are

Ryan Tannehill is good enough if the other Dolphins around him are

There were two little secrets the Dolphins didn't let out, more or less, until the draft and post-draft decisions were made that take on importance starting with next week's offseason workouts: 1. Ryan Tannehill is their quarterback for as far as they can see, even if no one is looking beyond next year at this point. 2. There's no certified Plan B. Yes, I know. This isn't the best summer to be a Dolphins...
For Triple Crown, Justify might face familiar competition

For Triple Crown, Justify might face familiar competition

As Justify was pampered after his hard-fought Preakness Stakes victory on Saturday — his feet were picked and his legs were wrapped while he enjoyed a cool breeze from the fan outside his stall — his team was celebrating nearby with cocktails and cake, swapping stories about the miracle in the mist. But every party must come to an end, and now the hard work starts up again. Justify&rsquo...
LeBron 2.0 too implausible for Heat

LeBron 2.0 too implausible for Heat

This is supposed to be the weekly stop where answers, at least theoretically, are offered. But this week, the outside confusion remains, frankly, confounding. From ESPN to Fox to The Ringer and beyond, the conversation about what might come next for LeBron James continues to list the Heat among possible relocation destinations. And no, that is not speculation from 2010. It is from recent days and...
A pairing too lucrative to split up

A pairing too lucrative to split up

Russell Westbrook sat at the end of Team WhyNot’s bench next to the final reserve, his legs extended courtward and his eyes tracking the ball. “Good D! Let’s go, let’s go!” Westbrook shouted, the NBA star fulfilling his role as patron saint of the youth basketball team named after his personal mantra. He seemed to live and die with every call, standing and cheering as...
The NBA draft lottery is a bad gimmick that's run its course

The NBA draft lottery is a bad gimmick that's run its course

Almost every time I see it — which, granted, isn't very often, but every so often is often enough — the NBA doesn't look good. It's hard for me to recognize. And yet it is thriving, so they say. TV ratings are up, while the NFL's and NHL's are down. For the fourth consecutive year, attendance has risen, although crowd figures quite often are figments of publicists' fabrications. Maybe...
From pitcher’s mound to Park Avenue

From pitcher’s mound to Park Avenue

Chris Young could have been a Chihuahua in the Pacific Coast League. Instead, he became a vice president for Major League Baseball. When the San Diego Padres told Young in March that he would not make their opening day roster, they offered him a chance to pitch for the El Paso Chihuahuas, their Class AAA affiliate. Young could have tried to squeeze his way back to the majors for a 14th season. His...
Maryland's Kevin Huerter was a big winner at NBA draft combine

Maryland's Kevin Huerter was a big winner at NBA draft combine

Kevin Huerter's NBA draft combine really began with a jump shot, one that rolled off this fingertips from the left corner before snapping the net, a deadeye swish. Before that there was some stretching and measuring and interviewing, in which one team asked Huerter to recite the alphabet with corresponding numbers - A1, B2, C3 . . . all the way up to Z26. That was odd. Shooting was not. It never is...
Cinderella Lake Worth Christian softball team falls in state semifinal

Cinderella Lake Worth Christian softball team falls in state semifinal

Lake Worth Christian’s Cinderella season ended in the state softball semifinals Monday afternoon at Historic Dodgertown. Alexis Kilfoyl pitched a four-inning no-hitter and Brooke Blankenship went 2-for-3 with two runs and two RBIs to lead Land O’Lakes-Academy at the Lakes — the state’s No. 1-ranked team — to a 15-0 victory against the unranked Defenders in the second...
What would it take for Heat to get into conversation for Andrew Wiggins or Karl-Anthony Towns?

What would it take for Heat to get into conversation for Andrew Wiggins or Karl-Anthony Towns?

Andrew Wiggins of the Minnesota Timberwolves during a game last season against the LA Clippers at the Staples Center. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images) The Minnesota Timberwolves advanced to the playoffs for the first time in 14 years after adding an All-Star in Jimmy Butler and a handful of other veterans to go along with Karl-Anthony Towns and Andrew Wiggins. But despite...
Sports gambling: NFL commissioner calls for congressional action

Sports gambling: NFL commissioner calls for congressional action

A week after the Supreme Court struck down a federal law prohibiting wagering on sports, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell issued “four core principles” the league would like to see addressed by Congress.  Goodell outlined the principles in a statement Monday: There must be substantial consumer protections;  Sports leagues can protect our content and intellectual property from...
Mailbag: Chances Heat trade Dragic; could Suns try to pair Dragic with Luka Doncic? That, and more on Winslow

Mailbag: Chances Heat trade Dragic; could Suns try to pair Dragic with Luka Doncic? That, and more on Winslow

Luka Doncic nd Goran Dragic of Slovenia during basketball match between National Teams of Slovenia and France at the EuroBasket 2017. (Photo by Vid Ponikvar / Sportida) Time for another Miami Heat mailbag If you were not able to ask a question this time, send them along for future mailbags via Twitter to @tomdangelo44 and @Anthony_Chiang. You can also e-mail me at tdangelo@pbpost...
French Open organizers won't give Serena Williams a seeding

French Open organizers won't give Serena Williams a seeding

Serena Williams' return to Grand Slam tennis from maternity leave just got even tougher. French Open organizers announced on Monday they will not give Williams a seeding. "This year again, tournament officials will establish the list and ranking of the women's seeds based on the WTA ranking," the French Tennis Federation said in a statement to The Associated Press. "Consequently, (the...
Braves rally for 6 runs in 9th, beat Miami on Swanson's hit

Braves rally for 6 runs in 9th, beat Miami on Swanson's hit

Dansby Swanson struck out to begin the ninth inning, so he wanted to do something special with the game on the line after the Atlanta Braves batted around. "Yeah, I mean who doesn't?" Swanson said. "I think situations like that are what this game is meant to be played for. But obviously we wouldn't have been in that situation if the whole team didn't pick each other up that whole inning...
Oxbridge faces familiar foe in state softball semi delayed by weather

Oxbridge faces familiar foe in state softball semi delayed by weather

By the time Oxbridge Academy takes the field for its Class 4A state softball semifinal against Miami-Westminster Christian Monday night, nearly two weeks will have passed since the ThunderWolves last played a game. The timing isn’t ideal — the threat of bad weather forced a five-day delay in the start of the Class 1A-4A state semifinals — but Oxbridge coach Kevin Drake has a plan...
Udonis Haslem wants to be part of Heat organization after playing career is over: ‘It’s important that the culture is carried on’

Udonis Haslem wants to be part of Heat organization after playing career is over: ‘It’s important that the culture is carried on’

Heat forward Udonis Haslem is still undecided if he will return for a 16th NBA season. (Allen Eyestone / The Palm Beach Post) MIAMI — Udonis Haslem isn’t sure if he will continue his playing career, but he does know that he doesn’t want to get into coaching. “I don’t want to do coaching, the coaching is not for me,” Haslem said Saturday at the opening...
Newcomb, Camargo and Albies power Braves past Marlins 8-1

Newcomb, Camargo and Albies power Braves past Marlins 8-1

Sean Newcomb couldn't summon the usual bite on his fastball, so he decided to just settle in and pitch. "I didn't have my best stuff all around, I'd say, but I was able to get some fastballs in the zone, make other things work a little bit, get some weak contact," he said. "That's all I was trying to do." Newcomb pitched six strong innings to win his fourth straight start, Johan...
Under foggy, sloppy conditions Justify wins 2018 Preakness Stakes

Under foggy, sloppy conditions Justify wins 2018 Preakness Stakes

Favorite Justify won under foggy and sloppy conditions Saturday at the 143rd running of the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course. Justify, who won the Kentucky Derby, was a 1-2 favorite throughout the day.  The unbeaten colt now has a shot at a Triple Crown if he wins at Belmont June 9. 
Softball: Lake Worth Christian kept improving to reach state semis

Softball: Lake Worth Christian kept improving to reach state semis

If it weren’t for her Lake Worth Christian classmates or a first-time coach, Becca Ross would have closed her varsity softball career a year before graduation. Instead, the senior pitcher/infielder will be in Vero Beach Monday with her Defenders’ teammates, preparing for a Class 2A state semifinal against top-ranked Land O’ Lakes-Academy at the Lakes (24-4). Ross, a seven-year veteran...
New coaches aplenty in Seminole Ridge, Lake Worth, West Boca jamboree

New coaches aplenty in Seminole Ridge, Lake Worth, West Boca jamboree

Friday was a night of familiar faces in unfamiliar places. Seminole Ridge hosted Lake Worth and West Boca Raton for a spring jamboree, with all three teams boasting new coaches — two are long-time Palm Beach County head coaches, while one was starting his first head-coaching job. The Hawks have Rick Casko, who previously led Atlantic, Glades Central and John I. Leonard; the Trojans hired Donald...
Serena Williams, David Beckham in lineup for royal wedding

Serena Williams, David Beckham in lineup for royal wedding

Tennis great Serena Williams and soccer star David Beckham were among the famous from sports attending the wedding of Prince Harry and American actress Meghan Markle. Williams said on Instagram before walking into St. George's Chapel on Saturday with husband Alexis Ohanian that she was "getting ready for my friends wedding." Beckham was joined by wife Victoria. They watched from seats at...
What to expect when Miami Dolphins start spring practices Tuesday

What to expect when Miami Dolphins start spring practices Tuesday

Ryan Tannehill looks sweet in those throwbacks, no? (Photo by Eric Espada/Getty Images) Almost one year ago to the day, Ryan Tannehill was declaring himself and his knees “100 percent” and “totally normal.” Tannehill made it through organized team activities, but did not last through training camp, his season ending with an anterior cruciate ligament torn in practice...
Here’s what the Heat are doing differently before the 2018 draft without any picks

Here’s what the Heat are doing differently before the 2018 draft without any picks

CHICAGO — The Heat’s scouting staff will spend a lot of time on the road leading up to the June 21 NBA draft. That’s because the Heat don’t plan to host any pre-draft workouts at AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami this year. Instead, the team’s scouts will be on the road evaluating prospects at pro days around the country. Why? Because without a...
Chris Evert celebrity tennis fundraiser to again combat drug abuse

Chris Evert celebrity tennis fundraiser to again combat drug abuse

BOCA RATON — Chris Evert will continue her campaign to combat drug abuse and child neglect in South Florida when she hosts the 29th annual Chris Evert/Raymond James Pro-Celebrity Tennis Classic fundraiser November 9-11. Chris Evert Charities also announced that Raymond James will continue as title sponsor of the charity’s annual fundraising event. “The Chris Evert Charities/Raymond...
Without a pick, Heat are preparing for every possibility at NBA draft combine … even the possibility of acquiring a pick

Without a pick, Heat are preparing for every possibility at NBA draft combine … even the possibility of acquiring a pick

CHICAGO — The Heat don’t have a draft pick this year, but don’t tell them that. The team is well-represented at this week’s NBA draft combine in Chicago by a group that includes president Pat Riley, general manager Andy Elisburg, vice president of player personnel Chet Kammerer, coach Erik Spoelstra, CEO Nick Arison and members of the player personnel staff. Spoelstra...
We're looking at deep 3-pointers all wrong in college basketball

We're looking at deep 3-pointers all wrong in college basketball

I didn't mean to stumble onto a Jay Wright secret ... but that may have been what happened this week when I started to research a potential blog topic. Recently, I've been fascinated by the work of analyst Will Schreefer, especially when it comes to the excellent (and free) shot-chart tool he's created for college basketball players. And one thing, in particular, interested me: his breakout on the...
Cycling's 'domestiques' ride, serve and do everything but win

Cycling's 'domestiques' ride, serve and do everything but win

Minutes before the start of the race, Tom-Jelte Slagter is still fussing over his bicycle, adjusting the brake caliper on the rear wheel, searching for just the right setting. The day ahead figures to be arduous, with many of the world's top riders facing a hilly, 97-mile course that sweeps inland from Ventura and ultimately scales the mountains above Santa Barbara. "There will be 40 or 45 minutes...
Hall of Famer Andre Dawson's new life six feet under

Hall of Famer Andre Dawson's new life six feet under

The first time Andre Dawson drove a hearse, he turned to the woman in the casket and said, completely serious, "I'll do my best to make sure this isn't bumpy." The first time he told Hall of Fame baseball friends Tim Raines and Jim Rice he was in the funeral business, they stared at him with what Dawson realizes is a universal blank look and finally said, "You're doing what?" The...
The long-lost 'Laws of Base Ball,' and one fan's outsize bid to get them

The long-lost 'Laws of Base Ball,' and one fan's outsize bid to get them

The gentlemen meeting in convention to ordain and establish the fundamentals of their game began with the object at the heart of things: "The ball." "Must weigh not less than six, nor more than six and one quarter ounces . . . must be composed of india rubber and yarn and covered with leather. It shall be furnished by the challenging club, and become the property of the winning club...
Ace Max Scherzer's hitting hasn't gone unnoticed for Nationals

Ace Max Scherzer's hitting hasn't gone unnoticed for Nationals

Earlier this month, Max Scherzer walked past an eight-piece mariachi band performing on the field at Nationals Park for Cinco de Mayo and couldn't help himself. He wasn't scheduled to take batting practice on the field that day; none of the Washington Nationals' starting pitchers were. That didn't matter. The opportunity was too enticing. "I've gotta hit BP," Scherzer said. "When else...

Sailing around the world, in his father’s footsteps

Long before Peter Blake was killed by a Brazilian pirate in the Amazon in 2001, he talked at the dinner table with his young son James about the privileges that came with successfully sailing around the world. “He always told me that you couldn’t put your elbows on the table until you’ve gone around Cape Horn,” James Blake said. Blake, now 31, has joined the club at last: rounding...
Lindsay Whalen juggles jobs as a WNBA player and an NCAA coach

Lindsay Whalen juggles jobs as a WNBA player and an NCAA coach

Lindsay Whalen had already secured her legacy in the state of Minnesota. She led the University of Minnesota women’s basketball team to a Final Four as a player, after growing up in Hutchinson, about an hour’s drive from campus. After a successful tenure with the Connecticut Sun, she returned to Minnesota in 2011 to join the Lynx, and served as point guard for four WNBA championship teams...
Don’t arrive late to the game. You’ll miss the show

Don’t arrive late to the game. You’ll miss the show

If Ayron Sequeira had her way, the archers in the Vegas Golden Knights’ pregame extravaganza she helped conceive would be shooting real arrows, not virtual ones, from high above the hockey rink in T-Mobile Arena. And those arrows would be on fire, as in real flames, hot and everything. Then again, if she also had her way, the Nashville Predators, instead of the Winnipeg Jets, would have advanced...
Sale of NASCAR was once unthinkable, but it may be overdue

Sale of NASCAR was once unthinkable, but it may be overdue

Just a decade ago, going to a NASCAR race meant an hours' long ordeal in traffic, idling amid the exhaust fumes of miles and miles of campers, pickup trucks and sedans. For stock-car racing fans, the price was well worth it to celebrate the distinctly American, high-octane thrill of side-by-side battles at 200 mph and the prospect of hair-raising crashes and photo finishes. Race-day traffic jams today...
TCU fills 11 spots on Athlon’s 2018 Preseason All-Big 12 teams

TCU fills 11 spots on Athlon’s 2018 Preseason All-Big 12 teams

The folks over at Athlon Sports predict breakout years for several TCU players, as Horned Frogs filled 11 spots of the four Athlon All-Big 12 preseason teams. TCU placed the fourth-most players on Athlon’s list. Oklahoma lead the way with 15 Sooners making a team, followed by Oklahoma State at 14 and West Virginia with 12. KaVontae Turpin appeared in three different...
Derrius Guice opens up about draft night experience

Derrius Guice opens up about draft night experience

Derrius Guice has been honest about his draft day slide, falling from a projected first round pick to sliding all the way to pick No. 59 in the second round. And to make things tougher for Guice on that night, he had to endure it all in the green room in Dallas, with cameras everywhere. In speaking with the Washington Post’s Kimberly Martin, Guice admitted...
Alabama working to flip 5-star Florida State CB commit Akeem Dent

Alabama working to flip 5-star Florida State CB commit Akeem Dent

Welcome to  SEC Country’s daily Roll Tide-ings , a rundown of everything happening in Alabama Crimson Tide recruiting with Chris Kirschner. In this edition, we talk about the latest news regarding a 5-star Florida State commit.  One cornerback whom we haven&rsquo...
Oklahoma recruiting: Landing quality running backs is key for 2019 class

Oklahoma recruiting: Landing quality running backs is key for 2019 class

Stay up to date with Oklahoma football recruiting with the latest news, notes and analysis in the daily edition of DieHards’ Wagon Wheels. In this edition, we look at where Oklahoma stands with running backs in the 2019 class. As good as Oklahoma’s 2019 class is setting up to be, one of the questions remaining is at running back. The Sooners are likely to...
Florida State recruiting: Seminoles offer unheralded defensive back

Florida State recruiting: Seminoles offer unheralded defensive back

Stay tuned as Florida State sets its sights on the top of the recruiting rankings. Don’t miss the coverage from Sanjay Kirpalani and the DieHards.com team. Read his daily notebooks here at 7:30 p.m. ET Sunday through Thursday and follow us on Twitter for the latest Seminoles recruiting news. Often times in recruiting, prospects...
WATCH: Tennessee coach Jeremy Pruitt and AD Phillip Fulmer consider Atlanta ‘in-state’

WATCH: Tennessee coach Jeremy Pruitt and AD Phillip Fulmer consider Atlanta ‘in-state’

ATLANTA — The autograph line wrapped deep into the SunTrust Park concourse on Tuesday night, hundreds of fans braving the rain to share in the Tennessee Vols festivities. The Atlanta stop of the Big Orange Caravan was indeed a cause for celebration with all of the success Tennessee athletics has had thanks to talented Georgia athletes on the roster. “It’s...
South Carolina recruiting: Gamecocks continue to expand 2019 wide receiver board

South Carolina recruiting: Gamecocks continue to expand 2019 wide receiver board

Whenever Will Muschamp lands a commitment, the South Carolina coach drops a #SpursUp on Twitter. Come to SEC Country for the latest news, notes and observations in South Carolina recruiting.  For previous editions of SpursUp Surveillance, check out the link. There was a time when the South Carolina football staff planned...
Arkansas could benefit with LB Zach Zimos re-opening his recruitment

Arkansas could benefit with LB Zach Zimos re-opening his recruitment

Welcome to SEC Country’s  daily Arkansas Razorbacks recruiting notebook . In this edition, we discuss a linebacker target back in play for the Hogs, an upcoming list of top schools to watch for and a top target visiting elsewhere. Arkansas is expected to be back in the mix for 2019 linebacker Zach Zimos after he...
2 key prospects will visit Auburn in June after Big Cat Weekend

2 key prospects will visit Auburn in June after Big Cat Weekend

Welcome to SEC Country’s daily Auburn Tigers  football recruiting notebook with Auburn recruiting beat writer Benjamin Wolk. It’s Tuesday, and SEC Country gives updates on Mark-Antony Richards, Xavier Truss and Donte Starks . In my search for expected Big Cat Weekend attendees, two 4-star prospects who  ...
Ohio State recruiting: Why in-state TE Erick All may be the Buckeyes’ best option at position

Ohio State recruiting: Why in-state TE Erick All may be the Buckeyes’ best option at position

Recruiting never stops, and if you take a day off, you fall behind. Join us every night for a daily recap of Ohio State recruiting news, insight on what’s happening behind the scenes and a glimpse at what’s coming next. Ohio State’s last foray into recruiting Fairfield, Ohio, did not pan out exactly as the Buckeyes had hoped. When 5-star tackle Jackson...
Will Muschamp talks South Carolina recruiting, philosophy in evaluating prospects

Will Muschamp talks South Carolina recruiting, philosophy in evaluating prospects

FLORENCE, S.C. – South Carolina football coach Will Muschamp prides himself as a dogged worker on the recruiting trail. On Tuesday night, Muschamp told reporters that working the recruiting trail is “not an exact science.” He used the NFL Draft as an example. “In the first-round, there are 32 picks. How many are busts? About 50 percent. And they have unlimited resources...
Alabama women’s golf team will play for the national championship

Alabama women’s golf team will play for the national championship

Alabama women’s golf coach Mic Potter didn’t mess around with his lineup Tuesday afternoon. With the Crimson Tide playing for a spot in the national championship, he put his three All-Americans at the top of his lineup and dared Southern California to try and beat one of them in their semifinal. It couldn’t. The Trojans went down in order, with junior Lauren Stephenson...
Deshaun Watson: My ‘knee feels…comfortable’ as Texans OTAs begin

Deshaun Watson: My ‘knee feels…comfortable’ as Texans OTAs begin

Deshaun Watson looked like he was poised to make a run at the NFL’s rookie of the year award after a hot start with the Houston Texans in 2017. That grinded to a halt after he sustained a torn ACL in his knee during practice in November. But organized team activities are now in progress, and in the middle of those is the second-year quarterback out of Clemson. “My knee feels&hellip...
Florida recruiting: Top-100 G William Putnam high on Gators after latest trip

Florida recruiting: Top-100 G William Putnam high on Gators after latest trip

Join us here at SEC Country for Gator Chomps, a daily recap of the  latest Florida recruiting news, tales from the trail and perspective on what it all means for the Gators. William Putnam was one of four top-100 overall recruits in attendance at Florida’s inaugural Great Gator Grill-Out on Saturday. The 4-star guard from Plant...
South Carolina football: Will Muschamp asked about legalized sports gambling, alcohol sales

South Carolina football: Will Muschamp asked about legalized sports gambling, alcohol sales

FLORENCE, S.C. – On occasion, politics and sports cross paths. South Carolina football coach Will Muschamp was asked about a couple of those examples on Tuesday, before a Gamecock Club tour stop. The third-year coach was first asked about the potential for legal sports gambling and what it could mean for college football. His answer was similar to the one he offered a...
Report: Alabama signee Josh Jobe may have some more work to do academically before enrolling

Report: Alabama signee Josh Jobe may have some more work to do academically before enrolling

One member of Alabama’s 2018 signing class may have to wait a little longer to enroll as four-star defensive back Josh Jobe is still hoping to qualify, according to a report from Matt Zenitz of Al.com.  Zenitz spoke with Jobe’s high school coach about Jobe’s status in terms of what he needs to do to qualify. “It’s all coming down to the wire...
15 Washington players make Athlon’s preseason All-Conference teams

15 Washington players make Athlon’s preseason All-Conference teams

With the Washington Huskies eyeing a run at a College Football Playoff berth in 2018 with one of the most experienced rosters in the nation, it’s no surprise that plenty of Huskies are projected to earn postseason honors. Athlon Sports just released its 2018 preseason All-Pac-12 teams and Washington leads the conference with 15 honors. Here’s a full breakdown of the Huskies...
10 USC Trojans make Athlon’s preseason All-Conference teams

10 USC Trojans make Athlon’s preseason All-Conference teams

Several USC players are projected to have standout seasons in 2018. Athlon Sports made their 2018 Pac-12 All-Conference Team predictions on Tuesday. Eleven Trojans were named to either the first, second or third team. Below are the USC members on Athlon Sports preseason all-conference team: Running back Stephen Carr (second team), wide receiver Tyler Vaughns (second team receiver...
8 UCLA Bruins make Athlon’s preseason All-Conference teams

8 UCLA Bruins make Athlon’s preseason All-Conference teams

Several UCLA players are projected to have standout seasons in 2018. Athlon Sports made their 2018 Pac-12 All-Conference Team predictions on Tuesday. Ten Bruins were named to either the first, second or third team. Below are the UCLA members on Athlon Sports preseason all-conference team: Running back Soso Jamabo (fourth team), tight end Caleb Wilson (second team)...
Report: LSU officials investigating alleged burglary at Pete Maravich Center

Report: LSU officials investigating alleged burglary at Pete Maravich Center

It appears an LSU athletics venue may have fallen victim to a burglary Monday or some time last weekend. WBRZ in Baton Rouge cited sources saying two laptops, a camera and a printer were some of the things possibly taken. It wouldn’t be the first time somebody has broken into an LSU venue. Three students were arrested earlier this year for allegedly breaking in to Tiger Stadium...
Inside the numbers: Crimson Tide have become turnover kings

Inside the numbers: Crimson Tide have become turnover kings

Alabama coach Nick Saban isn’t big on a lot of statistics — at least not the ones fans see on a regular basis. However, a big exception to that is turnovers. He calls it “one of the most significant statistics in winning and losing,” and it’s becoming ingrained in everything the Crimson Tide do on the field. That’s why you hear things such...
12 Oregon players make Athlon’s preseason All-Conference teams

12 Oregon players make Athlon’s preseason All-Conference teams

As the 2018 college football campaign draws closer and closer, predictions for postseason honors are starting to pour in. Athlon Sports has released its 2018 Preseason All-Pac-12 teams and the Oregon Ducks nabbed 14 nods. Here’s a breakdown of Oregon’s honorees: FIRST TEAM Calvin Throckmorton, OL Jalen Jelks, DL Troy Dye, LB SECOND TEAM Tony Brooks-James, RB ...
Incoming Penn State kicker Jake Pinegar passed first Beaver Stadium test but knows pressure will rise

Incoming Penn State kicker Jake Pinegar passed first Beaver Stadium test but knows pressure will rise

Penn State football hosted its annual Lasch Bash barbecue on campus last July, providing a relaxed atmosphere for dozens of visiting prospects and their families. That setting drastically contrasted what Jake Pinegar experienced that day a short walk away at Beaver Stadium. A venue that would host nearly 111,000 people three months later sat empty aside from the Ankeny...
West Virginia focused on integrating tight ends to fuel passing game

West Virginia focused on integrating tight ends to fuel passing game

West Virginia hasn’t used the tight end position much in its offense historically. In fact, the Mountaineers haven’t consistently listed a tight end on their depth chart since the Russell Athletic Bowl against Miami in 2016. Even then, Elijah Wellman was listed as a tight end, but played more as a fullback in coach Dana Holgorsen’s offense. That could...
Cleveland Browns officially sign former Florida WR Antonio Callaway

Cleveland Browns officially sign former Florida WR Antonio Callaway

Former Florida wide receiver Antonio Callaway successfully convinced the Browns to take a chance on him in the NFL Draft. Tuesday, the deal was sealed with ink when Callaway signed his rookie contract. His off-the-field issues likely allowed him to fall all the way into the fourth round. He was cited for marijuana posession just over a year ago and was also the target of a Title IX investigation ...
Florida looks to respond in SEC Baseball Tournament after losing streak ‘smacked us in the face’

Florida looks to respond in SEC Baseball Tournament after losing streak ‘smacked us in the face’

HOOVER, Ala.  — Under different circumstances, there might not be much at stake for the Florida baseball team this week at the SEC Tournament. The Gators already won the conference’s regular-season title, have been ranked No. 1 nationally for most of the season and have their sights set on trying to win a second straight College World Series championship. Under...
Wendell Moore has ‘no concerns’ with FBI investigation involving NC State

Wendell Moore has ‘no concerns’ with FBI investigation involving NC State

It would be easy for any prospect in the country to write off the school’s associated with the FBI’s investigation into college basketball and the unknowns that surround the programs involved. But 5-star prospect Wendell Moore believes NC State when it tells him everything is fine. “(NC State coaches) tell me that all the time,” Moore told...
Stanford women’s tennis wins school’s 117th NCAA title

Stanford women’s tennis wins school’s 117th NCAA title

The tie for the most ever NCAA national championships didn’t last long. UCLA won its 116 national title on May 6 to tie Stanford for the most eve. The Cardinal broke the dead heat on May 22. As a No. 15 seed, the Stanford women’s tennis team was crown the 2018 NCAA national champion on Tuesday. The Cardinal defeated Vanderbilt 4-3 to win the national title. At the...
JUCO DE Christopher Dugan to walk on for Kansas State

JUCO DE Christopher Dugan to walk on for Kansas State

The Kansas State Wildcats went to the junior college ranks to find Christopher Dugan, a defensive end who will be a preferred walk-on in Manhattan, Kan., next year. Dugan announced his decision to play for Kansas State on Twitter.   Dugan played for Butler Community College in El Dorado, Kan., for his first two years of college. In his sophomore season, he posted 23 tackles...
Paid in Mississippi: New docuseries to examine intertwined Ole Miss, Mississippi State scandals

Paid in Mississippi: New docuseries to examine intertwined Ole Miss, Mississippi State scandals

It’s not a 30-for-30, but it does appear the first stab at chronicling the Ole Miss scandal which also allegedly involve Mississippi State players is here. It’s called Foul Play: Paid in Mississippi, but not everyone will be able to see it. The four-part series will be broken down into 25-minute episodes on Verizon’s go90 platform. The series involves Steven...
West Virginia could crush Tennessee’s bowl chances with Week 1 win

West Virginia could crush Tennessee’s bowl chances with Week 1 win

West Virginia can deflate Tennessee’s season before it truly gets started on Sept. 1. The Volunteers enter the 2018 season with a 59-percent chance to reach bowl eligibility,  according to ESPN’s FPI. Tennessee’s chance at reaching the minimum six wins, however, will drop to 47 percent with a season-opening loss to West Virginia in Charlotte, N.C...
Louisville announces freshman forward Lance Thomas will transfer

Louisville announces freshman forward Lance Thomas will transfer

Louisville appeared like it was going to play a few men down this season. On Tuesday, Chris Mack and the Cardinals learned that they will be another player short. Freshman forward Lance Thomas asked for, and was granted, his release from Louisville after informing the school of his intentions to transfer to another program. “Lance and his family felt that a change was...
Former Rutgers, Michigan WR Ahmir Mitchell transfers to Arizona Western College, per report

Former Rutgers, Michigan WR Ahmir Mitchell transfers to Arizona Western College, per report

Former Rutgers and Michigan wide receiver Ahmir Mitchell has transferred to Arizona Western College, according to a report by The Press of Atlantic City’s Nicholas Huba. Mitchell’s transfer to Arizona Western College — a junior college located in Yuma, Ariz. — comes weeks after he was released from his scholarship at Rutgers. Previously, Rutgers...
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