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2018 NFL free agents: Could Miami Dolphins add one of these offensive tackles?

Justin Pugh of the Giants can play tackle or guard very capably. (Getty Images) If the Miami Dolphins move on from right tackle Ja’Wuan James, which is very possible, they may have an important void to address. It is possible the Dolphins could slot Jesse Davis into the position, if he does not become a starter at guard. It is also possible the Dolphins could use their first-round...
10 players — plus Tiger Woods — to watch at 2018 Honda Classic

10 players — plus Tiger Woods — to watch at 2018 Honda Classic

In advance of Thursday’s first round at PGA National’s Champion Course, we give you 10 players — and one Tiger — who could make a difference at the 2018 Honda Classic. The 2017 PGA Tour Player of the Year has been top-25 in each of his six events this season, including a victory at the CJ Cup in South Korea last October. Thomas won a Tour-best five times in 2017 and captured...
Would the Miami Dolphins trade Jarvis Landry?

Would the Miami Dolphins trade Jarvis Landry?

Landry had two important touchdowns to help Miami beat New England. (Allen Eyestone/The Post) It’s all about leverage and strategy and deadlines and weighing options, of course. The Miami Dolphins didn’t have a deadline of Tuesday to place a franchise tag on Jarvis Landry. In fact, Tuesday was the very first day they could place a franchise tag on Landry, which is an uncommon...
Mailbag: What will Heat’s rotation look like when Rodney McGruder, Kelly Olynyk return?

Mailbag: What will Heat’s rotation look like when Rodney McGruder, Kelly Olynyk return?

Miami Heat guard Rodney McGruder shows his support to his teammates during the second quarter of an NBA preseason basketball game against the Atlanta Hawks on Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017 at the AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami, Fla. (David Santiago/Miami Herald/TNS) MIAMI — It’s time for another Heat mailbag. If you weren’t able to ask a question this time,...
Andersen makes 40 saves, Maple Leafs blank Panthers 1-0

Andersen makes 40 saves, Maple Leafs blank Panthers 1-0

Frederik Andersen could sense this was going to be a low-scoring game without many chances. He was right — and he was sharp when it counted. Andersen made 40 saves and James van Riemsdyk scored the only goal as the surging Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Florida Panthers 1-0 on Tuesday night for their seventh consecutive victory at home. "These are always fun," Andersen said. "The...
Wife of lawmaker who killed himself loses election bid

Wife of lawmaker who killed himself loses election bid

The wife of a former Kentucky Republican lawmaker who killed himself last year after facing sexual assault allegations has lost her attempt to fill the remainder of her husband's term in a special election that ended up being a referendum of sorts on the #metoo movement. Rebecca Johnson denied the allegations against Dan Johnson, claiming he was a victim of "an assault from the left." But...
Nicklaus proud of Honda Classic’s growth, charitable contributions

Nicklaus proud of Honda Classic’s growth, charitable contributions

It isn’t often the national golf media gets the chance for a sit down with Jack Nicklaus. When that opportunity arose Tuesday, the man responsible for remaking the Champion course at PGA National Resort into one of the PGA Tour’s most respected courses was quick to shower it and this week’s Honda Classic with praise. “We couldn’t give away a golf tournament in Palm Beach...
BREAKING: Miami Dolphins likely to franchise tag Jarvis Landry

BREAKING: Miami Dolphins likely to franchise tag Jarvis Landry

In all likelyhood, Jarvis Landry is staying in Miami. (Allen Eyestone / The Palm Beach Post) The Miami Dolphins are likely to franchise tag star wide receiver Jarvis Landry, a league source said Tuesday night. The Dolphins would apply the non-exclusive franchise tag, which would allow Landry to sign a one-year deal worth about $16 million. Or, Landry could negotiate with other teams and...
Furyk making sure Tiger Woods is part of U.S. 2018 Ryder Cup team

Furyk making sure Tiger Woods is part of U.S. 2018 Ryder Cup team

One way or another, Tiger Woods is certain to be on hand when the 2018 Ryder Cup is staged in Paris in September. U.S. captain Jim Furyk made it official at PGA of America headquarters Tuesday, naming Woods and Steve Stricker as his second and third vice-captains for the matches at Le Golf National in Paris, where the Americans will be out to win on European soil for the first time in 25 years. Europe...
Sergio Garcia wears Masters victory well

Sergio Garcia wears Masters victory well

With a fashion statement like the green jacket, not much else needs to be said. For anyone who ever doubted that Sergio Garcia would win one of golf’s major titles after 73 unsuccessful attempts, there are numerous pictures of him wearing the signature garment of Masters champions over the past year, and wearing it always with a smile that seems to stretch from one golf-crazy continent to the...
Golf’s dilemma: Bear Trap excitement is high, but is etiquette too low?

Golf’s dilemma: Bear Trap excitement is high, but is etiquette too low?

When thousands of tipsy fans pack into the party pavilion of the popular Bear Trap at the Honda Classic, it’s nearly impossible to completely quiet them as the pros tackle one of the toughest stretches on the PGA Tour.  The Herculean task has become more difficult as the hospitality venues around the 17th hole alone have grown from 10,000 square feet in 2007 to more than 80,000 square feet...
See, kids? Miami Dolphins’ Kenny Stills’ encounter with police gets tense (but has happy ending)

See, kids? Miami Dolphins’ Kenny Stills’ encounter with police gets tense (but has happy ending)

Leaders from the Dolphins, law enforcement and politics join for a conference between 600 high school students and police at Hard Rock Stadium. (Hal Habib / The Palm Beach Post) MIAMI GARDENS — Dolphins receiver Kenny Stills was going to pick up a pizza and go home. It was to be a simple Sunday night errand, only it quickly escalated into something not so simple. As...
Woods, Stricker to be vice captains at Ryder Cup

Woods, Stricker to be vice captains at Ryder Cup

Tiger Woods will be in France this year for the Ryder Cup as a vice captain. Still to be determined is whether he gets to play. U.S. captain Jim Furyk appointed Woods and Steve Stricker as two more of his vice captains for the Sept. 28-30 matches at Le Golf National. Furyk previously selected two-time Ryder Cup captain Davis Love III to assist him. Woods has said he'd like to play and be a vice captain...
2018 Honda Classic: Second-round tee times, pairings

2018 Honda Classic: Second-round tee times, pairings

Official tee times and pairings for Friday’s second round of the 2018 Honda Classic. * Honda Classic 2018: Day-by-day schedule of events  6:45 a.m.: Chesson Hadley, Ryan Palmer, Bud Cauley  6:55 a.m.: J.J. Spaun, Richy Werenski, Kiradech Aphibarnrat  7:05 a.m.: J.B. Holmes, Scott Brown, Patrick Rodgers  7:15 a.m.: Mackenzie Hughes, Cody Gribble, Billy Hurley III ...
2018 Honda Classic: First-round tee times, pairings

2018 Honda Classic: First-round tee times, pairings

Official tee times and pairings for Thursday’s first round of the 2018 Honda Classic. TEE NO. 1  6:45 AM ET: Tom Hoge, John Peterson, Martin Piller  6:55 AM ET: J.J. Henry, Troy Merritt, Sung Kang  7:05 AM ET: Matt Every, Ryan Blaum, Dominic Bozzelli  7:15 AM ET: Brian Harman, Wesley Bryan, Chris Kirk  7:25 AM ET: Ted Potter, Jr., Emiliano Grillo, Tyrrell Hatton ...
German Olympians drink a lot of beer, and win a lot of gold medals

German Olympians drink a lot of beer, and win a lot of gold medals

When Simon Schempp, a biathlete on the German Olympic team, was training for the Pyeongchang Games, he often capped a hard day on the trail with a bottle of nonalcoholic beer. He enjoys the taste of beer like most Germans, who drink more of it per capita than the people of almost any other nation. But he drank the nonalcoholic variety for more than just the flavor. “It’s a really good...
Russian fans at the Olympics are loud, proud and angry

Russian fans at the Olympics are loud, proud and angry

Sophia Kishkovsky contributed research. They wave huge “Red Machine” banners. They paint the country’s tricolor flag on their faces or stencil it in their hair. They cheer in clusters, wearing matching shirts and scarves, chanting “Roo-see-yaa!” in unison.   Swarms of Russian supporters have descended on the Pyeongchang Olympics, offering an emphatic answer...
For snowboarders, the music matters as much as the gear

For snowboarders, the music matters as much as the gear

At the Olympic snowboard events, the party-like atmosphere includes dance music booming in the background and loud gasps of “ooooh” and “ahhhh” from the lively crowds responding to every high-flying trick. But when American Arielle Gold dropped into the halfpipe for her bronze medal-winning run, she didn’t hear any of it. “I was listening to ‘8 Mile&rsquo...
I didn't understand that Olympians were so small - and so vulnerable

I didn't understand that Olympians were so small - and so vulnerable

The first thing I noticed about ice dancer Madison Chock was that she was so much smaller in person. Most on-ice athletes are. The skates normally provide a boost. But standing next to a railing that separated her from a horde of reporters, she looked downright tiny. Most of the Olympians are smaller than you think. Absent the gear and the distance, they are not intimidating. I stood in a scrum with...
How a skier managed to compete at Olympics despite not being very good

How a skier managed to compete at Olympics despite not being very good

Elizabeth Swaney is not bad at skiing, not at all. But she is not very good, either, and certainly not Olympic-caliber in the halfpipe. So how, at age 33 no less, did she manage to make her way into the field at that event in the Winter Games? The answer, or at least how to frame it, lies in the eye of the beholder. Either Swaney is an embarrassment to the Olympics who gamed the system on her way...
The Olympic rings that follow US athletes home from the games

The Olympic rings that follow US athletes home from the games

Snowboard cross rider Nick Baumgartner came to Pyeongchang for his third Olympic Games with two hardware-related goals in mind. First, obviously, he hoped to win a medal. He missed it by one spot when he finished fourth in his snowboard cross final. Those things happen. He had never finished so high in an Olympics before. What more can a guy ask for? Secondly, and just as importantly, he wanted someone...
Bubba Wallace delivers raw star power for NASCAR’s future

Bubba Wallace delivers raw star power for NASCAR’s future

Sports entities like NASCAR can market anyone to be the next “Rising Phenom.” It’s all in the packaging, the come-hither emails and advertising blitz.  Darrell “Bubba” Wallace doesn’t need any of that stuff. It slows him down, and he has places to go. Bubba Wallace is going to be a star.   Wallace didn’t win the race, finishing second, but captured...
10 simple steps to help Dolphins this offseason

10 simple steps to help Dolphins this offseason

Well, it’s that time of year when, once again, I fearlessly state what the Dolphins do to win the offseason.   There’s just one problem: I don’t feel so fearless with answers this February.   I don’t even know the question this time. Is this regime trying to save jobs, and make the playoffs, which is possible considering some of the unimpressive teams that...
What is Hassan Whiteside’s goal when Heat’s schedule resumes after All-Star break?

What is Hassan Whiteside’s goal when Heat’s schedule resumes after All-Star break?

The Miami Heat’s Hassan Whiteside battles for a lose ball against the Milwaukee Bucks’ Eric Bledsoe and John Henson (31) during the second quarter at the AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami on Friday, Feb. 9, 2018. The Heat won, 91-85. (David Santiago/El Nuevo Herald/TNS) MIAMI — Hassan Whiteside’s goal is simple when the Heat return from...
2018 NFL Draft: QB Mason Rudolph intriguing Miami Dolphins fit

2018 NFL Draft: QB Mason Rudolph intriguing Miami Dolphins fit

Oklahoma State quarterback Mason Rudolph could be a Round 2 pick. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File) Mobile, AL. — Barring a bold trade, the Miami Dolphins won’t have a shot at quarterbacks Sam Darnold or Josh Rosen in the first round of the NFL Draft on April 26. And if the Dolphins use the 11th overall pick on a position of greater need, they would pass on quarterbacks Josh...
How good has Josh Richardson been this season? A look at the numbers, plus other Heat tidbits

How good has Josh Richardson been this season? A look at the numbers, plus other Heat tidbits

Miami Heat forward Justise Winslow (20) congratulates guard Josh Richardson after a play during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Houston Rockets, Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018, in Miami. The Rockets defeated the Heat 109-101. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee) MIAMI — At the All-Star break, the Heat stand at 30-28 and in eighth place in the Eastern Conference...
2018 NFL Draft: Penn State tight end Mike Gesicki talks with Dolphins

2018 NFL Draft: Penn State tight end Mike Gesicki talks with Dolphins

Penn State’s Mike Gesicki already has the Dolphins’ attention. (Getty Images) Early in his time at Penn State, Mike Gesicki’s role at tight end was in jeopardy because he was having a bad time with drops. That wasn’t promising for his future at the school or his chances of one day turning pro. But Gesicki didn’t let that derail him. He dove deep...
Walker IV hits 5 3s, scores 19, Miami beats Notre Dame 77-74

Walker IV hits 5 3s, scores 19, Miami beats Notre Dame 77-74

Mike Brey doesn't pay much attention to the NBA draft stock of opposing players, but the Notre Dame coach does hear his own staff's assessments and, on Monday night, he saw nothing from Miami's Lonnie Walker IV that would make him disbelieve the latest assessment. "Walker's shots were pro stuff," Brey said after the freshman led the Hurricanes to a 77-74 Atlantic Coast Conference victory...
Defensive line coach Craig Kuligowski to leave Miami Hurricanes

Defensive line coach Craig Kuligowski to leave Miami Hurricanes

Craig Kuligowski (YouTube) In a stunning development, Miami announced Monday evening that Craig Kuligowski, one of the most respected assistant coaches in college football, is “leaving to pursue other opportunities,” according to a press release. More to come.
Must-see BP: Yanks' Stanton, Judge hit together for 1st time

Must-see BP: Yanks' Stanton, Judge hit together for 1st time

Giancarlo Stanton homered off the scoreboard in left-center and hit three opposite-field homers to right. Aaron Judge drove a pitch over the left-field walkway and also went deep to right. The New York Yankees' first full-squad batting practice of spring training drew about 2,000 fans Monday. The two sluggers took 30 swings each, and fans reacted whenever the ball was lifted into the air. "The...

Motte returns to Cardinals, hopes to earn bullpen spot

Beard and all, a most familiar face is back in the St. Louis Cardinals clubhouse. "Once I walked in, seeing the guys, seeing the coaches, it's like being back at home," reliever Jason Motte said Monday. "This is where I started my career. This is where everything began." After signing a minor league deal over the weekend, Motte returned to the Cardinals for the first time since...
The 22nd-largest team at the Olympics: Zamboni drivers

The 22nd-largest team at the Olympics: Zamboni drivers

The Winter Olympics are a global competition, with athletes representing 92 countries. But one event is dominated by Americans and Canadians like no other: Zamboni driving. It is conspicuous, this army of 37 mostly imported Zamboni drivers, doing their quiet, mesmerizing work of resurfacing the ice, back and forth on their big machines, when the action pauses and the cameras turn away. “I have...
What is big air? It’s the Olympics’ newest snowboard event

What is big air? It’s the Olympics’ newest snowboard event

On the list of snowboarding events for this year’s Winter Olympics, alongside the now familiar halfpipe and slopestyle, is a new competition with a short but evocative name: big air.   The name is accurate. Everything about the event is big. And the dizzying heights achieved by the snowboarders more than justifies the “air.”   In big air, snowboarders slide down...
Norovirus precautions overtake Olympic tradition

Norovirus precautions overtake Olympic tradition

The handshake may be replaced by a fist-bump at the Winter Games in Pyeongchang and it has nothing to do with how old customs are giving way to new in a rapidly evolving world. In this instance, blame the norovirus. Nowhere does the traditional handshake more visibly signify what the Olympics are supposed to be about than after hockey games, when opponents line up to shake hands. But an outbreak is...
'Women' or 'Ladies'? At the Winter Olympics, that depends on the sport

'Women' or 'Ladies'? At the Winter Olympics, that depends on the sport

It has been 50 years since Peggy Fleming won gold at the 1968 Grenoble Olympics, dazzling judges with graceful choreography and a flawlessly executed single Axel. On Wednesday, another Californian figure skating phenom, Mirai Nagasu, will launch her quest for Olympic gold with a triple Axel. While figure skating's technical rigor has evolved dramatically over time, its terminology, in one significant...
Healthy, rested Brandt Snedeker returns to Honda Classic

Healthy, rested Brandt Snedeker returns to Honda Classic

The last time Brandt Snedeker played in the Honda Classic, he withdrew after an opening-round 72 so he could return home to Nashville for the birth of his daughter Lily. Lily turns 7 next week. *2018 Honda Classic tournament info *2018 Honda Classic field For the most part he’s done well in his absence. Two of the last three years he’s won on the PGA Tour’s West Coast swing, at Pebble...
NBA All-Star game shows some toughness after a makeover

NBA All-Star game shows some toughness after a makeover

The last two NBA All-Star games set records for points and indifference. Sunday’s game was less forgiving: There was more effort, scoring was harder to come by and the exciting final minutes brought the crowd to its feet. It felt far from the 2017 All-Star Game, in which Stephen Curry lay flat on the court to avoid being victimized by Giannis Antetokounmpo’s dunk and the two teams combined...
Tim Tebow to the major leagues? Mets GM expects it to happen.

Tim Tebow to the major leagues? Mets GM expects it to happen.

Don't count out Tim Tebow's Major League Baseball career quite yet. Tebow, the 30-year-old former NFL quarterback and 2007 Heisman Trophy winner, is currently in major league spring training with the New York Mets. He spent last season in the Mets' organization, playing a total of 126 games across two different levels of Class A baseball. In a video tweeted by SportsNet New York on Sunday, Mets General...
Dodgers All-Star Cody Bellinger plans to avoid a sophomore slump

Dodgers All-Star Cody Bellinger plans to avoid a sophomore slump

Cody Bellinger slipped through the netting of a Camelback Ranch batting cage and gazed at a pitching machine. Dodgers hitting coach Turner Ward manned the contraption, which dolloped late spin onto each offering. Bellinger slashed a pair of line drives before whacking a few foul and others into the ground. “That’s a big-league knock,” third baseman Justin Turner crowed after Bellinger...
Dale Earnhardt won Daytona 500 with her lucky penny glued to dash; that moment endures

Dale Earnhardt won Daytona 500 with her lucky penny glued to dash; that moment endures

Admittedly, this is not my story to tell.   It all began in 1998, when Dale Earnhardt won the Daytona 500 for the only time in his legendary career. The day before that race, a girl named Wessa Miller gave Earnhardt a lucky penny. He glued it to his dash on the spot, and the next day, that penny was in the car as Earnhardt crossed the finish line.   Three years later, the seven-time...
New format breathes life (and defense) back into NBA All-Star Game

New format breathes life (and defense) back into NBA All-Star Game

Team Stephen’s Joel Embiid battles for the ball against Team LeBron’s Kevin Durant and LeBron James in Sunday’s NBA All-Star game. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo) LOS ANGELES – The NBA and its players association have stumbled onto something. And they shouldn’t let it go by the wayside. The out-of-the-box thinking for the All-Star Game — scrapping the traditional...
2018 NFL free agents: Miami Dolphins a fit for Jimmy Graham or Trey Burton?

2018 NFL free agents: Miami Dolphins a fit for Jimmy Graham or Trey Burton?

Jimmy Graham of the Seattle Seahawks warms up. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images) For many, many years, the Miami Dolphins have been trying to acquire a premier tight end. This year’s NFL draft class is very, very deep and it seems a certainty Miami will draft at least one player at the position. RELATED STORY: [ NFL Draft 2018: Could Dallas Goedert solve Miami Dolphins&rsquo...
Is it crazy to think LeBron James could return to the Heat this offseason? NBA players believe it’s possible

Is it crazy to think LeBron James could return to the Heat this offseason? NBA players believe it’s possible

LeBron James captains Team LeBron against Team Steph (Curry) at the NBA All-Star Game on Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, Calif. (Robert Gauthier/Los Angeles Times/TNS) MIAMI — According to an ESPN poll of 48 NBA players, you shouldn’t count out the Heat in the LeBron James free-agent sweepstakes. Of those polled, 59 percent expect James...
Our Miami Heat awards at the break: The biggest surprise has been …

Our Miami Heat awards at the break: The biggest surprise has been …

The Miami Heat’s James Johnson (16), Bam Adebayo (13), Tyler Johnson (8), and Josh Richardson (0) congratulate Dwyane Wade (3) after a 91-85 win against the Milwaukee Bucks at the AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami on Friday, Feb. 9, 2018. (David Santiago/El Nuevo Herald/TNS) This seems like a good time for a break, at least for the Heat. Miami (30-28)...

Florida Atlantic stars Devin Singletary, Azeez Al-Shaair honored by Touchdown Club of Columbus

BOCA RATON — Florida Atlantic head coach Lane Kiffin has talked about wanting to turn the Owls into a “ national program.” Two of Kiffin’s best players, at least for one night, helped the coach make some progress in his goal. Star running back and reigning Conference USA MVP Devin Singletary (Delray-American Heritage) and linebacker Azeez Al-Shaair, ...
Heat guard Goran Dragic scores two points as part of winning Team LeBron in his All-Star game debut

Heat guard Goran Dragic scores two points as part of winning Team LeBron in his All-Star game debut

Heat guard Goran Dragic scored two points and had four rebounds in his first All-Star game. (photo NBA) LOS ANGELES – Goran Dragic did not take long to break into the All-Star game scoring column on Sunday. Just more than a minute after entering the game for Team LeBron, Dragic made a 17-foot jumper for his first points as an All-Star. They would be his only two points in a competitive...

Florida State rallies in second half to defeat Pittsburgh

Florida State coach Leonard Hamilton took his two of his leading scorers out of the starting lineup for Sunday's game against Pittsburgh. Their replacements ended up being more than adequate. PJ Savoy led the Seminoles with 18 points and M.J. Walker added 16 as they were able to rally and pull away in the second half for an 88-75 victory over the Panthers. Hamilton said after the game that Terance...
Nation’s No. 3 cornerback schedules LSU official visit

Nation’s No. 3 cornerback schedules LSU official visit

The springtime official visits add a new wrinkle to the recruiting cycle. One of LSU’s biggest opportunities with one of the nation’s premier 2019 defensive backs will take place in April. LSU is scheduled to host 5-star California cornerback Chris Steele for an official visit on April 21, the weekend of the team’s annual spring game. Steele, who hails from...
New Florida coaching staff has much to sort out in secondary

New Florida coaching staff has much to sort out in secondary

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — When Ron English got to Mississippi State last year, he decided not to watch any film of the safeties he would be coaching in the spring and fall. He didn’t want to be influenced one way or another before working with them himself. “I really didn’t watch any of the tape of any of the games. [Then] we’re going to play a team, I go back and...
WATCH: SEC Country Live, February 21

WATCH: SEC Country Live, February 21

SEC football news never stops. So join us for SEC Country Live every Monday-Thursday at 3 p.m. ET ! Host Brandon Adams and former Alabama All-American Mike Johnson break down everything you need to know in the SEC football world with news, analysis and so much more. Join the conversation on Facebook.com/SECCountry! Watch on ...
Kentucky basketball: Projecting the Wildcats’ NCAA Tournament seed ceiling

Kentucky basketball: Projecting the Wildcats’ NCAA Tournament seed ceiling

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Yeah, so, about that NCAA Tournament bubble talk for Kentucky. Scratch that. In fact, after the Wildcats washed out the bitter taste of a four-game losing streak by beating consecutive top-50 opponents — Alabama at home Saturday, then a dominant road win at Arkansas on Tuesday — they’re not just in the Big Dance,...
Report: Texas A&M adds 2 nonconference opponents to future schedules

Report: Texas A&M adds 2 nonconference opponents to future schedules

Texas A&M reportedly is adding two nonconference opponents to its future schedules. On Wednesday, FBSchedules.com’s Kevin Kelley reported that the Aggies will play Kent State on Sept. 4, 2021, and they’ll face New Mexico on Sept. 2, 2023. Both games reportedly will be played at Kyle Field. Kelley reported that Texas A&M will pay Kent State a $1.9 million...
Auburn football will be loaded at point of attack with strong 2018 DT group

Auburn football will be loaded at point of attack with strong 2018 DT group

Auburn football will return to action in less than two weeks with the start of spring practices on March 1. Between now and then, SEC Country will preview each of the Tigers’ position groups heading into camp. Up next, we go to the defensive tackles. Defensive tackle Dontavius Russell (Senior) Tyrone Truesdell (Sophomore) Tashawn Manning (Redshirt freshman)...
Arkansas basketball making it hard on itself for SEC Tournament

Arkansas basketball making it hard on itself for SEC Tournament

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. Sure, why not? The SEC isn’t as good as some say, and it&rsquo...
Big 12 questions: What if Mack Brown recruited Robert Griffin III as quarterback?

Big 12 questions: What if Mack Brown recruited Robert Griffin III as quarterback?

The college football offseason doldrums are officially here, and we want to spice things up. Over the next few weeks, DieHards is going to look at some of the greatest hypotheticals in Big 12 history. You’re welcome to take this question extremely seriously, but what fun is that? Baylor’s football turnaround can be traced back to one player: Robert Griffin...
How many in-state prospects can Tennessee expect to sign each recruiting cycle?

How many in-state prospects can Tennessee expect to sign each recruiting cycle?

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 @BlakeMorganSEC, Tennessee Insiders Facebook page or by email to Blake at blakemorgan123@gmail...
Stedman Bailey will participate in West Virginia’s pro day

Stedman Bailey will participate in West Virginia’s pro day

Former Mountaineers receiver Stedman Bailey announced he will participate in West Virginia’s pro day on March 29. Bailey, who announced his intentions to play again in the NFL after he was shot in 2015, will get the opportunity to prove himself as an pro-worthy receiver once again after he was originally selected in the third round of the 2013 NFL Draft. The former...
Former Utah long-snapper Alex Whittingham heading to NFL as coach

Former Utah long-snapper Alex Whittingham heading to NFL as coach

Former Utah long-snapper Alex Whittingham is heading to the NFL — as a coach. Whittingham will follow his father, Kyle’s, profession. Kyle is the head coach at Utah. His son has landed a job in the NFL. Alex is joining the Kansas City Chiefs’ coaching staff as an defensive assistant. He announced his new gig on social media. Alex played linebacker and long-snapper for...
WATCH: Colin Cowherd puts Minkah Fitzpatrick, Calvin Ridley in top 5 of NFL mock draft

WATCH: Colin Cowherd puts Minkah Fitzpatrick, Calvin Ridley in top 5 of NFL mock draft

The 2018 NFL Draft is just more than two months away, which still leaves plenty of time for mock drafts and speculating where former college stars will begin their professional careers. Colin Cowherd revealed the first version of his mock draft on “The Herd” on Wednesday. And the FS1 host not only included former Alabama defensive back Minkah Fitzpatrick in the...
Miami recruiting mailbag: What effect will Craig Kuligowski’s departure have?

Miami recruiting mailbag: What effect will Craig Kuligowski’s departure have?

After a quiet week following National Signing Day, Miami recruiting is back in full swing. The Hurricanes hosted more than a dozen prospects for unofficial visits last weekend, lost an assistant coach Monday and then secured a top-100 commitment Tuesday. There’s a lot to discuss and understandably you had questions on a variety of topics for the Miami recruiting mailbag...
Kirk Herbstreit says he’s an Ohio State homer, but not when watching college football

Kirk Herbstreit says he’s an Ohio State homer, but not when watching college football

Kirk Herbstreit is an ESPN college football commentator. He also played quarterback for Ohio State, in case you missed it. This can create the perception, at least, that Herbstreit is a biased homer trumpeting for his alma mater at all times. So when he gave some props to Chris Holtmann and Ohio State basketball after the Buckeyes’ senior night win over Rutgers on Tuesday, ...
New Orleans Saints’ Michael Thomas crushes former Ole Miss standout Laquon Treadwell, other WRs drafted before him

New Orleans Saints’ Michael Thomas crushes former Ole Miss standout Laquon Treadwell, other WRs drafted before him

Don’t get on Michael Thomas’ bad side. NFL Media’s Mike Mayock is known as one of the country’s best draft analysts. But he’s human, so he misses from time to time after the annual NFL draft noise ends. On Wednesday, former Ohio State wide receiver and current New Orleans Saints player Michael Thomas was reminded of Mayock’s misread...
Oklahoma football: Shane Beamer’s ambition brought him to Oklahoma

Oklahoma football: Shane Beamer’s ambition brought him to Oklahoma

NORMAN, Okla. — For months, Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley kept hiring the 10th assistant coach on the back burner. There was too much at stake during the 2017 season. Recruiting gobbled up the other waking hours. There would be a time to focus on it after the season. Riley never set a deadline for making the hire, and didn’t see a position group that demanded increased...
De’Anthony Melton withdraws from USC

De’Anthony Melton withdraws from USC

De’Anthony Melton hasn’t dribbled a basketball for USC this season and he won’t ever again. Melton announced on Wednesday that he will withdraw from USC. The USC guard wad ruled out indefinitely following an FBI probe into college basketball, which revealed a pay-for-play scandal involving shoe companies giving players money for their comment. Melton, a sophomore...
Charlton Warren connection helped Florida land cornerback Trey Dean

Charlton Warren connection helped Florida land cornerback Trey Dean

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Trey Dean was one of the top signees in Florida’s 2018 recruiting class. The 4-star defensive back and mid-year enrollee from Dutchtown High School (Hampton, Ga.) became an option for the Gators in December after he de-committed from Tennessee. Dean had a relationship with Florida coach Dan Mullen from his time at Mississippi State. He also...
ESPN analyst Jay Bilas isn’t jumping off the Trae Young bandwagon

ESPN analyst Jay Bilas isn’t jumping off the Trae Young bandwagon

The Trae Young hype train has lost a bit of momentum as of late. Just weeks ago, Young’s NBA comparison was to two-time MVP Stephen Curry, and those discussions were largely rooted in reality. The college landscape quite simply hasn’t seen a flashy sharpshooter like Young since Curry’s junior season in 2008-09, and Young is just a freshman. February, however...
Texas Tech G Keenan Evans will be ‘game-time decision’ vs. Oklahoma State

Texas Tech G Keenan Evans will be ‘game-time decision’ vs. Oklahoma State

Texas Tech star guard Keenan Evans will be a game-time decision at Oklahoma State on Wednesday night, according to Red Raiders coach Chris Beard. Beard told ESPN’s Jeff Goodman that he didn’t know if Evans would play against the Cowboys. Earlier this week, Beard classified Evans as day-to-day after leaving the game against Baylor on Saturday with...
Baker Mayfield meets columnist who called him a ‘future NFL bust’

Baker Mayfield meets columnist who called him a ‘future NFL bust’

Any negativity targeted at Baker Mayfield posted online typically finds its way to the former Sooners quarterback. One column, in particular, that predicted the 2017 Heisman Trophy winner would end up as a “future NFL bust” captured his attention. The reporter who wrote the column, Fort Worth Star-Telegram’s Mac Engel, owned up to it when he met Mayfield in Fort Worth...
Saquon Barkley goes 2nd overall to Giants in Mel Kiper’s latest NFL mock draft

Saquon Barkley goes 2nd overall to Giants in Mel Kiper’s latest NFL mock draft

Saquon Barkley is not going to have to wait long to hear his name in April’s NFL Draft. The former Penn State star might be the second player to walk across the stage, according to ESPN draft guru Mel Kiper Jr. Barkley was the No. 2 overall pick in Kiper’s mock draft 2.0, which came out Wednesday. Kiper has the New York Giants selecting Barkley to pair him in the...
Ohio State football: How will Buckeyes manage overflow at cornerback?

Ohio State football: How will Buckeyes manage overflow at cornerback?

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...
Athlon Sports ranks SEC’s best football-basketball coaching tandems

Athlon Sports ranks SEC’s best football-basketball coaching tandems

Athlon Sports came up with a creative ranking of the best football and basketball coaching duos in the SEC. Basketball season is in full swing, with the NCAA Tournament drawing closer, so basketball is on the brain for many. Still, football is never far from discussion when considering the SEC. On Wednesday, Athlon Sports ranked each football-basketball coaching duo in the SEC. The results...
Florida basketball: Gators running out of time to salvage once promising season

Florida basketball: Gators running out of time to salvage once promising season

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — It was two games into the season, Florida’s second of four early 100-point offensive showcases, when North Florida coach Matthew Driscoll commented that the Gators had the look of a Final Four team. When the message was relayed to Florida coach Mike White, he had a much different reaction, reminding everybody how far his team still had to go...
LSU offers the nation’s top-ranked quarterback

LSU offers the nation’s top-ranked quarterback

The push for LSU’s  next quarterback turn a pivotal turn on Wednesday afternoon. The Tigers’ coaching staff extended an offer to Jack Miller, the top-ranked pro-style passer in the 2020 class. Miller, a 6-foot-4, 210-pound pocket passer from Chaparral High School in Scottsdale, Ariz., is a top-50 prospect nationally. LSU joins an impressive group of early...
UCLA C Thomas Welsh says senior night was ‘nostalgic’

UCLA C Thomas Welsh says senior night was ‘nostalgic’

UCLA center Thomas Welsh played his final game at Pauley Pavilion last week. He talked about his last home game in Westwood at practice on Wednesday. “I had a lot of family there,” Welsh said, per Matt Joye of 247 Sports. “It was nostalgic just sitting with them there after the game and talking with them right outside Pauley court. It’s just ...
Clemson freshman kicker earns free Chick-fil-A for a year with local prize

Clemson freshman kicker earns free Chick-fil-A for a year with local prize

Being a kicker isn’t the most glamorous position but apparently it still has quite the perks for the elite ones. BT Potter, the No. 3 kicker in the Class of 2018 from Rock Hill, South Carolina that signed with Clemson, captured the High School Blitz’s Anderson Player of the Year this week, which entitles him to a $1,000 scholarship. That on its own is pretty cool...
LOOK: Shaq trolls Charles Barkley with ‘Fat Panther’ cover on Rolling Stone magazine

LOOK: Shaq trolls Charles Barkley with ‘Fat Panther’ cover on Rolling Stone magazine

It was Charles Barkley’s 55th birthday on Tuesday, and you knew it wasn’t going to pass without some sort of monumental trolling from fellow NBA on TNT analyst Shaquille O’Neal. Actually, it would be a shock if that didn’t happen. As expected, Shaq came through by poking fun at Barkley’s weight, something he’s been known to do in several ways over the...
ESPN’s Mel Kiper drops Notre Dame tackle Mike McGlinchey out of first round in latest 2018 NFL mock draft

ESPN’s Mel Kiper drops Notre Dame tackle Mike McGlinchey out of first round in latest 2018 NFL mock draft

Many draft experts have predicted Notre Dame football will make history at the 2018 NFL Draft. Don’t count ESPN’s Mel Kiper Jr. as one of those experts. In his latest NFL mock draft, Kiper didn’t include former Fighting Irish tackle Mike McGlinchey in the first round. The draft expert previously had McGlinchey going to the Miami Dolphins at No. 11, but the...
Bracketology: Nebraska’s path to the NCAA Tournament, according to Andy Katz

Bracketology: Nebraska’s path to the NCAA Tournament, according to Andy Katz

Nebraska’s NCAA Tournament fate will be determined in the next 10 days. The Huskers have one regular season game left on Sunday — against Penn State, another team right on the bubble — and then the Big Ten Tournament at Madison Square Garden next week. After a win over Indiana on Tuesday night, Tim Miles’ team is 21-9 overall and 12-5 in the Big Ten. So how many...
East Carolina grad transfer QB Gardner Minshew visiting Alabama this weekend

East Carolina grad transfer QB Gardner Minshew visiting Alabama this weekend

Alabama’s hunt for a quarterback in the 2018 recruiting cycle may be in its final days. East Carolina graduate transfer quarterback Gardner Minshew is visiting Tuscaloosa this weekend, which was first reported by Matt Zenitz of AL.com and confirmed by SEC Country. Minshew, who has one year of eligibility left and the potential for a redshirt year, recently...
Mason Rudolph feels ‘very comfortable’ heading into NFL Combine

Mason Rudolph feels ‘very comfortable’ heading into NFL Combine

Oklahoma State quarterback Mason Rudolph was noticeably absent from the 2018 Senior Bowl game. Rudolph was dealing with a foot injury and couldn’t compete in the all-star exhibition in Mobile, Ala. He still spoke to teams, howevers, the week of the Senior Bowl. And he’ll be ready to perform in front of scouts at the 2018 NFL Scouting Combine, according...
Texas among best value bets for 2018 national championship, per ESPN

Texas among best value bets for 2018 national championship, per ESPN

The national championship odds for Texas football next season might make for a good value, according to ESPN’s Chris Fallica. The Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook lists the Longhorns at 30-1 odds to take home the title after the 2018 season. Fallica said that may be a smart bet. He noted that Texas loses some key playmakers on defense, as well as former All-American left...
Texas PG Andrew Jones: ‘I’m going to be back soon’

Texas PG Andrew Jones: ‘I’m going to be back soon’

Andrew Jones is confident that his days on the hardwood aren’t yet over. After spending the early portion of his sophomore season as a budding star for the Texas Longhorns, Jones was diagnosed with leukemia on Jan. 10. Currently undergoing treatment at the UT MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Jones has recently provided plenty of Twitter updates regarding his...
ESPN’s Mel Kiper moves Baker Mayfield ahead of Josh Rosen in latest mock draft

ESPN’s Mel Kiper moves Baker Mayfield ahead of Josh Rosen in latest mock draft

Baker Mayfield’s draft stock continues to rise, and ESPN’s Mel Kiper has officially moved the Oklahoma quarterback ahead of UCLA’s Josh Rosen in his latest mock draft. Kiper projected Mayfield to go No. 6 overall to the New York Jets, a common prediction in mock drafts. But he has Rosen going No. 11 overall to the Miami Dolphins. That is a major change from ...
Who is Hal Hughes? Meet LSU baseball’s new starting shortstop

Who is Hal Hughes? Meet LSU baseball’s new starting shortstop

BATON ROUGE, La. — For at least a month, the LSU baseball team will be without sophomore shortstop Josh Smith, who is out with a back injury. In his place, LSU will rely on freshman Hal Hughes, a utility infielder known more for his defense than his offense. “I think we all have known since the first day of the fall that I’m really excited about Hal Hughes...
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