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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...
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...
With a $187 million payroll, Dodgers are a hot mess

With a $187 million payroll, Dodgers are a hot mess

There is a point at which a good team playing bad baseball loses the benefit of the doubt and must be considered, by virtue of the overwhelming evidence, simply a bad team. The distinction does not carry a firm date or any other definitive marker, but you know it when you see it. And by all appearances and measures, some time over the past week or so, the Los Angeles Dodgers zoomed past that point...
Ranking every Miami Dolphins head coach: You know who’s No. 1, but who’s No. 11?

Ranking every Miami Dolphins head coach: You know who’s No. 1, but who’s No. 11?

Don Shula in Cleveland snow in 1978. (Bill Reinke / The Miami News) I was talking with Alex Donno of WQAM-560AM on Thursday night when we somehow got onto the subject of the worst coaches in Dolphins history. Alex asked whom I rated at the bottom but, being the kind of guy he is, blurted out my answer before I could beat him to the punch. If the...
Maryland’s Kevin Huerter meets with Miami Heat, then impresses rest of NBA at combine

Maryland’s Kevin Huerter meets with Miami Heat, then impresses rest of NBA at combine

Kevin Huerter, from Maryland, participates in the NBA draft basketball combine Thursday, May 17, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast) CHICAGO — Kevin Huerter has opened a lot of eyes at the NBA draft combine this week. The Maryland guard, who arrived to Chicago as a projected second-round pick, is rising up draft boards after turning in a solid performance...
Mailbag: Are Heat even farther away than we thought they were entering playoffs? That & more

Mailbag: Are Heat even farther away than we thought they were entering playoffs? That & more

Miami Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra and players stand in the final seconds of their loss to the Philadelphia 76ers in Game 4 of the playoffs. (AP Photo/Joe Skipper) 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...
Mark Richt nearly giddy about promise of Miami’s incoming freshmen

Mark Richt nearly giddy about promise of Miami’s incoming freshmen

Hurricanes coach Mark Richt is ecstatic about the potential of wide receiver Mark Pope and many more of Miami’s incoming freshmen. (Youtube) Mark Richt can’t stop the notifications from popping up on his phone. “Seven more days,” pings one message. “Five more days,” comes the next, a couple days later. They’re not reminders from his offseason...
Park Vista runs over Olympic Heights in wet spring game

Park Vista runs over Olympic Heights in wet spring game

BOYNTON BEACH — Rain or no rain, Park Vista running back Nick King wanted nothing more on Thursday night than to hit somebody. Despite storms throughout the day making for a messy field and wet environment, King was brilliant and agile, scoring twice in Park Vista’s 28-7 spring game win over Olympic Heights. “Being a starter comes with leadership,” King said. “We have...
Baseball analyst Jessica Mendoza: Dare to be different

Baseball analyst Jessica Mendoza: Dare to be different

As Jessica Mendoza was completing her master's degree at Stanford, her plan was to move to Washington, enter politics and focus on educational reform. Mendoza secured an internship, but she never got to D.C. after making the U.S. women's national softball team. It's just as well. In some ways, Mendoza admits she can be politically incorrect, a key reason why she was surprised when ESPN initially approached...
A Pennsylvania firm gets down and dirty with Phillies, other MLB teams

A Pennsylvania firm gets down and dirty with Phillies, other MLB teams

It was 10 years ago, on a famously miserable October night in Philadelphia, that this oddly named borough in an opposite corner of Pennsylvania began to acquire another strange appellation: the Capital of Baseball Dirt. During Game 5 of the 2008 World Series, a cold rain fell relentlessly on Citizens Bank Park. Just before play was suspended, with the Phillies leading, 2-1, Tampa's B.J. Upton took...
Complex partnership behind Preakness favorite reveals state of racing

Complex partnership behind Preakness favorite reveals state of racing

Behind the mighty chestnut horse stands an ambitious Kentucky farm owner, a former Johns Hopkins lacrosse player who bought in with less than two months to spare, an executive with the NFL's New York Giants and a consortium of Chinese business people looking to popularize thoroughbred racing in their home country. On Saturday at Pimlico Race Course, every eye will focus on Kentucky Derby champion...
2018 NBA mock draft: Do the Suns go with Ayton or Doncic at No. 1?

2018 NBA mock draft: Do the Suns go with Ayton or Doncic at No. 1?

Now that we know the NBA's draft order, following Tuesday night's lottery, it's time to take a look at how the draft itself will shake out. Here is The Post's first stab at doing so, as we project how the lottery portion of the first round (plus the Washington Wizards' pick) will play out next month in Brooklyn. This will likely either be Doncic or DeAndre Ayton, and people are leaning in Ayton's...
Sorry, Caps: Rabid fan Harper adores his Vegas Golden Knights

Sorry, Caps: Rabid fan Harper adores his Vegas Golden Knights

When the Washington Nationals take batting practice these days, it's nothing for them to be wearing Capitals hats across the board. Manager Dave Martinez's shtick of wearing a Capitals sweater and cap when he meets the media before games is now so routine that it barely draws notice. When Martinez got his job, he received a congratulatory text from Barry Trotz, the Capitals' coach. So when Trotz entered...

Tilting at tennis rackets

Tennis players are doing it wrong. All of them. Roger Federer? Improper form. Serena Williams? Same. Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic? Bad, bad. At least that’s what Professor Tennis believes. Don R. Mueller, a former physics professor who calls himself Professor Tennis, has been on a yearslong campaign to persuade tennis players that they could be so much better if they considered physics. He is...
Tommy Townsend hopes to follow his brother as Gators’ starting punter

Tommy Townsend hopes to follow his brother as Gators’ starting punter

Being brothers who are close in age, Johnny and Tommy Townsend share some similar traits. But Gator Nation isn’t all that concerned about whether they laugh alike or walk alike or at times they even talk alike. What the fans really want to know is this: can Tommy punt like Johnny? Tommy gets asked that question a lot. It’s inevitable. “Yeah, absolutely. It is, I agree,” he...
Inside the Hamptons house where Kevin Durant hosted suitors in 2016

Inside the Hamptons house where Kevin Durant hosted suitors in 2016

The client wanted a 10-day house rental in the Hamptons that offered privacy and proximity to East Hampton Airport. Several important guests would be visiting. The real estate broker handling the account lined up three options. The first one she showed the client’s manager was a farmhouse built in the 1800s. The door frames were deemed too low. “We would cut to the chase much better if...
Why proposed changes to kickoffs could give leg up to Miami Dolphins, Jakeem Grant

Why proposed changes to kickoffs could give leg up to Miami Dolphins, Jakeem Grant

Jakeem Grant returns a kickoff vs. the Patriots last season. (Allen Eyestone / The Palm Beach Post) DAVIE — When Dolphins special teams coordinator Darren Rizzi was asked about scouting kicking prospects and responded by rattling off the field-goal percentages of the NFL’s top kickers coming out of college, there was no getting around that this guy spends a crazy...
USGA’s long relationship with Shinnecock Indians frays ahead of US Open

USGA’s long relationship with Shinnecock Indians frays ahead of US Open

The second U.S. Open, in 1896, was played at the Shinnecock Hills Golf Club, a course situated on a strip of Long Island once owned by the Shinnecock Indians and built by a Shinnecock work crew. At the 1896 event, two teenage residents of the nearby tribal grounds played in the event. For generations thereafter, the Shinnecock worked at the golf club as groundskeepers and caddies. When the championship...
Penn State recruiting: Recapping wildest day of wild week in Happy Valley

Penn State recruiting: Recapping wildest day of wild week in Happy Valley

Monday certainly was a wild day in Penn State recruiting, but it was just the latest in a wild five days in Happy Valley. With so much happening late in the afternoon, here are some links to help you get caught up on the nation’s fastest growing recruiting class in the 2019 cycle: Lions land 3 blue-chip defensive commits in less than 24 hours ...
Arizona lands commitment from punter Kyle Ostendorp hours after offer

Arizona lands commitment from punter Kyle Ostendorp hours after offer

Kevin Sumlin has found himself a punter for the future. Arizona offered punter Kyle Ostendorp on Monday, and it took mere hours for the specialist to commit to the Wildcats. Kevin Sumlin spoke to Arizona fans Monday and appeared to know a commitment was inbound from Ostendorp. The punter, from Desert Vista High School (Phoenix, Ariz.), is listed at 6-foot-2, 195 pounds on his Hudl page...
Pac-12 sends four teams to group of final eight in NCAA women’s golf championship

Pac-12 sends four teams to group of final eight in NCAA women’s golf championship

Maybe it’s the weather — or maybe they’re just really darn good. The Pac-12 saw four of its member schools land in the match play portion of the NCAA women’s golf championships on Monday after Arizona survived and advanced to the final group of eight. As seen in the above bracket, the Wildcats will face first-place UCLA in the sport’s version of the Elite...
Texas golfer Doug Ghim wins prestigious Ben Hogan Award

Texas golfer Doug Ghim wins prestigious Ben Hogan Award

Doug Ghim’s name will now appear alongside names like Rickie Fowler, Jon Rahm and Bill Haas. Ghim, a senior golfer from Texas, was named the winner of the 2018 Ben Hogan Award, given to the top men’s college golfer. He accepted the award at Colonial Country Club, the site of the PGA TOUR event this week. He was the only amateur to make the cut at the 2018 Masters...
LOOK: Former Florida S Keanu Neal reports to Falcons OTAs in excellent shape

LOOK: Former Florida S Keanu Neal reports to Falcons OTAs in excellent shape

Keanu Neal has already become an impact player for the Atlanta Falcons. After being selected in the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft, the former Florida Gator proceeded to earn a starting spot on defense almost immediately. He’s been a staple in Atlanta’s secondary ever since. Now that’s the 6-foot, 211-pound safety is heading into Year 3, he’s looking...
Nebraska AD Bill Moos continues work to keep Black Friday position

Nebraska AD Bill Moos continues work to keep Black Friday position

Nebraska football is certainly no stranger to playing on Black Friday, and Nebraska athletic director Bill Moos wants to keep it that way. Moos joined radio show Sports Nightly on Monday and discussed why he wants Nebraska to continue playing on Black Friday. In addition, Moos noted the importance of keeping an annual rivalry game with Iowa on Black Friday. Here’s what...
Alabama women’s golf enters match-play part of NCAA Championships tied for first

Alabama women’s golf enters match-play part of NCAA Championships tied for first

It wasn’t the best of rounds for the University of Alabama women’s golf team, but it was good enough to secure a tie for first place heading into the match-play portion of the NCAA Championships. However, with No. 3 UCLA catching top-seeded Alabama, as both teams finished stroke play at +9, the Crimson Tide moves forward as the second team in the brackets due to...
Alabama OL Brandon Kennedy confirms report that he’s transferring

Alabama OL Brandon Kennedy confirms report that he’s transferring

The speculation is over. After three years in Tuscaloosa, Ala., reserve offensive lineman Brandon Kennedy will be transferring to a new school to continue his collegiate career. Kennedy made the announcement official with a statement that he released via his Twitter account on Monday night. Included in the tweet was a heartfelt message regarding his time spent at the Capstone...
LSU officially adds former Ohio State QB Joe Burrow to roster

LSU officially adds former Ohio State QB Joe Burrow to roster

LSU football officially added former Ohio State quarterback Joe Burrow to its 2018 roster on Monday. The Tigers welcomed Burrow to the team on Twitter. Check out the tweet below: After Burrow announced that he was leaving Ohio State as a graduate transfer on May 8, reports linked Burrow to LSU on Friday. Burrow confirmed on Twitter that he would continue his...
2018 NBA Draft Combine: Winners, losers from Big 12

2018 NBA Draft Combine: Winners, losers from Big 12

Eleven Big 12 standouts took part in the 2018 NBA Combine, which ended Sunday, and several of them took center stage. The combine brought together a pair of Big 12 first team All-Americans, along with several early entry prospects. A couple of them, including West Virginia forward Sagaba Konate, are weighing their options about returning to school. However, several players made an impression...
Former Oklahoma DE Ogbonnia Okoronkwo undergoes foot surgery

Former Oklahoma DE Ogbonnia Okoronkwo undergoes foot surgery

Former Oklahoma defensive end Ogbonnia Okoronkwo has undergone foot surgery, per The Orange County Register’s Rich Hammond. Okonrokwo, who was drafted by the Los Angeles Rams in fifth round of the 2018 NFL Draft, was absent from a team OTA practice on Monday and will return at some point during the team’s summer training camp, Rams coach Sean McVay told Hammond...
247sports: ‘Nobody recruits like Oregon’

247sports: ‘Nobody recruits like Oregon’

While it’s still early in the 2019 recruiting process, the Oregon Ducks are already making noise. 247sports ranks the Ducks’ 13th nationally and tops in the Pac-12 in the 2019 class rankings, and Oregon just landed two commitments from high-profile 4-stars on Sunday night. John Canzano, a columnist for the Oregonian, hosted 247sports recruiting reporter Greg Biggins for a...
Chuma Edoga among the Pac-12’s best offensive tackles

Chuma Edoga among the Pac-12’s best offensive tackles

USC Trojans offensive tackle Chuma Edoga will have an important task this fall — protecting whoever replaces Sam Darnold under center. As Pro Football Focus highlights, Edoga is already equipped to give USC’s heir to Darnold’s throne plenty of protection. The six pressures allowed by Edgoa in 2017 are the lowest of any returning Pac-12 tackle. Recently, Edoga was...
Report: Kansas State special teams coordinator Sean Snyder signs new contract

Report: Kansas State special teams coordinator Sean Snyder signs new contract

Sean Snyder, Kansas State special teams coordinator and son of coach Bill Snyder, has signed a new contract that will keep him on staff for 3 years, according to Derek Young of KStateOnline.com. The contact raises Snyder’s salary from $422,500 to a base level of $480,000 annually, with a raise of $25,000 per year, Young reported. He joins co-offensive coordinator...
Faatui Tuitele, nation’s No. 2 defensive tackle, puts Clemson in top 5

Faatui Tuitele, nation’s No. 2 defensive tackle, puts Clemson in top 5

Clemson currently has a pair of dynamic defensive tackles on its roster in Dexter Lawrence and Christian Wilkins. It hopes that a recruit from Hawaii can be a part of that roster in the future. Honolulu defensive tackle Faatui Tuitele, considered the No. 2 player at his position and the No. 24 player in the country by 247Sports.com, released his top five schools...
Hunter Johnson odd man out in Clemson quarterback battle, but all will be OK

Hunter Johnson odd man out in Clemson quarterback battle, but all will be OK

There was bound to be someone who would lose out as a result of Clemson’s post-spring logjam at quarterback. It wasn’t going to be Kelly Bryant. Bryant, at worst, was going to be a backup as the team came out of the successful Deshaun Watson era and into the future of the program. He ended up as the 2017 starting quarterback, and while he didn’t put up Watson-like...
De’Anthony Melton reflects on USC career at NBA Combine

De’Anthony Melton reflects on USC career at NBA Combine

Former USC Trojans guard De’Anthony Melton, currently working out at the NBA Combine, reflected on his controversial time with the USC program. Despite Melton missing his sophomore season as he was held out as a result of the FBI probe into college basketball, the guard doesn’t blame the school for the decision. “I think (USC) handled it the best way...
Report: Florida pitching proposal to SEC that could help WR Van Jefferson’s eligibility case

Report: Florida pitching proposal to SEC that could help WR Van Jefferson’s eligibility case

Florida remains hopeful that wide receiver Van Jefferson will be ruled eligible for the 2018 season following his offseason transfer from Ole Miss. But whenever asked, Gators coach Dan Mullen has remained coy about where that process stands. A report Monday from USA Today’s Dan Wolken sheds some more insight on Florida’s approach with the matter. Wolken reports that Florida...
Top-100 WR Dannis Jackson enjoys Florida visit, eyeing return trip

Top-100 WR Dannis Jackson enjoys Florida visit, eyeing return 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. Nathan Pickering wasn’t the only top-100 overall recruit from Mississippi on Florida’s campus over the weekend. The Gators also hosted 4-star receiver...
5-star DT Faatui Tuitele has Ohio State football in top 5

5-star DT Faatui Tuitele has Ohio State football in top 5

Ohio State football is right in the mix for one of the top prospects in the Class of 2019, as 5-star defensive tackle Faatui Tuitele named Ohio State in his top five schools on Monday. Along with Ohio State, Tuitele — out of Saint Louis School in Honolulu — named Clemson, Alabama, Washington and Texas in his top five. Tuitele announced his finalists on...
Over or under 8.5: Breaking down Auburn football 2018 win total

Over or under 8.5: Breaking down Auburn football 2018 win total

How soon is too soon when it comes to predicting how many games Auburn football will win this season? The answer, of course, is “never,” or “any time following the conclusion of the previous regular season, including within 5 minutes of that conclusion” at the minimum. So the end of May — with college football now only 14 blessed Saturdays away...
Penn State recruiting: Lions land 3 blue-chip defensive commits in less than 24 hours

Penn State recruiting: Lions land 3 blue-chip defensive commits in less than 24 hours

Stay updated as Penn State rises toward the top of the recruiting rankings! Don’t miss the coverage from  Tyler Donohue, who brings a decade of experience as a national college football reporter and a recruiting department staff member with a Big Ten program. Read his daily notebooks  here at 7:20 p.m. ET Sunday...
247Sports lists Texas QB Sam Ehlinger among top 20 potentially overhyped players for 2018 season

247Sports lists Texas QB Sam Ehlinger among top 20 potentially overhyped players for 2018 season

Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger saw his fair share of playing time as a freshman in 2017. He led the Longhorns to a 56-0 victory over San Jose State in his debut last September, but injuries kept him from likely reaching his full potential over the course of the fall. Fast forward to 2018, and Ehlinger has been projected by some to excel this fall if he wins the starting quarterback...
Texas makes Top 5 for elite Class of 2019 DT Faatui Tuitele

Texas makes Top 5 for elite Class of 2019 DT Faatui Tuitele

Faatui Tuitele, one of the best prospects in the Class of 2019, has the Texas Longhorns in his Top 5 schools. Tuitele tweeted out his Top 5 on Monday, and the Longhorns made the cut, along with power players such as Ohio State, Alabama and Clemson. Tuitele, who hails from Honolulu, is a bona fide star recruit. A 5-star prospect in the Class of 2019, he’s the No. 2 defensive ...
Alabama makes final 5 for Hawaiian 5-star DT Faatui Tuitele

Alabama makes final 5 for Hawaiian 5-star DT Faatui Tuitele

Alabama is hoping to land a second 5-star prospect from St. Louis School (Honolulu) this recruiting cycle in the nation’s No. 2 defensive tackle Faatui Tuitele. Tuitele, a 6-foot-4, 299-pound prospect, released his final five schools on Monday, and Alabama made the cut along with Clemson, Ohio State, Washington and Texas. Those five schools are expected to...
Report: Proposed rule could change how players transfer within SEC

Report: Proposed rule could change how players transfer within SEC

If a vote passes next week at the SEC spring meetings, future transfer debacles could be avoided according to Dan Wolken of USA TODAY Sports. The proposed rule change would allow any player to transfer to another school in the SEC without any restrictions if their program receives a postseason ban. The new rule would also enhance penalties for programs that receive postseason...
Auburn’s No. 1 running back target will visit for Big Cat Weekend

Auburn’s No. 1 running back target will visit for Big Cat Weekend

Welcome to SEC Country’s daily Auburn Tigers  football recruiting notebook with Auburn recruiting beat writer Benjamin Wolk. It’s Monday, and SEC Country reports on a big running back visit. Also, quick updates on George Pickens and Luke Deal. For the third time this spring, the Cains will visit Auburn. Noah Cain, the Tigers’ top running...
South Carolina recruiting: JUCO CB D.J. Daniel sets visits to SEC schools

South Carolina recruiting: JUCO CB D.J. Daniel sets visits to SEC schools

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. It’s been quite a month for junior college cornerback...
WR Kyle Maxwell high on Arkansas after Hogs staffers visit practice

WR Kyle Maxwell high on Arkansas after Hogs staffers visit practice

Welcome to SEC Country’s  daily Arkansas Razorbacks recruiting notebook . In this edition, we discuss a Louisiana wide receiver target and a 2020 in-state quarterback landing a major offer. Arkansas offensive coordinator Joe Craddock and wide receivers coach Justin Stepp recently made a stop at Amite High School in Southeast...
Billy Cannon’s funeral to be held on LSU campus Wednesday

Billy Cannon’s funeral to be held on LSU campus Wednesday

LSU fans, alumni and Baton Rouge residents will have a chance to pay their respects and say goodbye to a Tigers’ legend on Wednesday. The school announced Monday night that it would hold visitation and funeral for Dr. Billy Cannon at the Maravich Center at the request of the Cannon family Wednesday afternoon. Visitation will run from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. with the funeral...
Kansas’ David Beaty ‘grateful’ to Sheahon Zenger, cites ‘difficult day’

Kansas’ David Beaty ‘grateful’ to Sheahon Zenger, cites ‘difficult day’

Reaction to the firing of Kansas athletic director Sheahon Zenger has been mixed, but Jayhawks football coach David Beaty made it clear he will miss Zenger. Beaty, whom Zenger hired in the fall of 2015 to take over Kansas football, issued a statement Monday saying that he was “grateful” Zenger took a chance on him. “It’s certainly been a difficult day...
Will former top-50 prospect Deangelo Gibbs rejoin Georgia? Kirby Smart addresses his status

Will former top-50 prospect Deangelo Gibbs rejoin Georgia? Kirby Smart addresses his status

COLUMBUS — Just because Deangelo Gibbs is back in school doesn’t mean he’s back on the team. That was the word from Georgia coach Kirby Smart, who cryptically addressed the sophomore safety’s status with the team shortly before speaking at the Columbus Convention & Trade Center. Smart and basketball coach Tom Crean flew down from Athens to Columbus...
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