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Miami Dolphins 2018 NFL Draft: What I would do

Is Josh Rosen arrogant? Maybe. But I’ll take him in a minute. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File) Let’s cut right to the chase, and start with quarterbacks, because so often winning and losing begins and ends with quarterbacks. If any of the four — Sam Darnold, Josh Allen, Baker Mayfield or Josh Rosen — is available, send in the card. Don’t overthink this....
Why did the Heat’s season end in the first round of the playoffs? A look at the reasons

Why did the Heat’s season end in the first round of the playoffs? A look at the reasons

Ben Simmons #25 of the Philadelphia 76ers fights through Kelly Olynyk #9 and James Johnson #16 of the Miami Heat at Wells Fargo Center on April 24, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images) Miami’s playoff run didn’t last long. The Heat enter the offseason after being eliminated in five games in the first round by the Sixers. ...
Heat’s Dwyane Wade ponders retirement as season ends quietly in Philadelphia

Heat’s Dwyane Wade ponders retirement as season ends quietly in Philadelphia

Has Dwyane Wade reached the end? (Getty Images) PHILADELPHIA — If this is it for Dwyane Wade, it’s a quiet exit for the biggest star in Heat history. He doesn’t seem like he’d have a problem with that. Wade came back to the Heat unassumingly two months ago and maintained that approach through the end, which came in a 104-91 loss to the 76ers to close...
Five takeaways: Heat season ends as Sixers close out first-round series in five games

Five takeaways: Heat season ends as Sixers close out first-round series in five games

Miami Heat’s Dwyane Wade shoots with Philadelphia 76ers’ Justin Anderson defending during the first half of Tuesday’s Game 5 of their opening-round playoff series in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola) PHILADELPHIA – The Miami Heat entered the postseason as the No. 6 seed believing they had a chance against the youthful, upstart and No. 3-seeded...
AP source: Florida's Callaway fails drug test at NFL combine

AP source: Florida's Callaway fails drug test at NFL combine

Former Florida receiver Antonio Callaway failed a drug test at the NFL combine, a mistake that could damage his draft status. A person with knowledge of the situation says NFL teams were made aware of the result Tuesday. The person spoke to The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity because the league does not release that information publicly. NFL Network first reported Callaway's failed...
2018 NBA playoffs: 76ers’ Brett Brown among those waiting for Dwyane Wade’s exit

2018 NBA playoffs: 76ers’ Brett Brown among those waiting for Dwyane Wade’s exit

Dwyane Wade could be playing his final game tonight. (Getty Images) PHILADELPHIA — Perhaps the highest compliment 76ers coach Brett Brown can give Dwyane Wade is that he eagerly awaits his retirement. A few months past his 36th birthday, Wade’s been a big factor for the Heat in this first-round playoff series with 18 points on 49.1 percent shooting off the bench...
Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross deposed in Colin Kaepernick grievance, per report

Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross deposed in Colin Kaepernick grievance, per report

Stephen Ross has been interviewed due to Colin Kaepernick’s grievance. (Melanie Bell/The Post) Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross was deposed Tuesday in Colin Kaepernick’s grievance against the NFL,  according to a report by Charles Robinson of Yahoo Sports. Ross is the third owner deposed, following Jerry Jones of the Cowboys and Bob McNair of the Texans. According to...
Analysis: Hindsight isn’t kind to the Miami Dolphins when grading recent drafts

Analysis: Hindsight isn’t kind to the Miami Dolphins when grading recent drafts

Ja’Wuan James has something to prove at right tackle in 2018. (Allen Eyestone/The Post) The 2018 NFL Draft is almost upon us, and with it, you’ll see oodles of instant grades issued for all 32 teams, even though most draftees haven’t even set foot in their new cities. Hey, that’s the nature of this instant-gratification world we’re in. A better indicator,...
2018 NBA playoffs: Heat’s Tyler Johnson struggles through thumb injury

2018 NBA playoffs: Heat’s Tyler Johnson struggles through thumb injury

Tyler Johnson’s had a tough series. (Getty Images) PHILADELPHIA — There is zero chance of Heat guard Tyler Johnson missing tonight’s Game 5 against the 76ers. “He’s ready to go,” coach Erik Spoelstra said at shootaround. “He would probably punch me in the face if I said anything otherwise.” Johnson has been gutting out an injured thumb on...
Heat’s Udonis Haslem talks friendship with Dwyane Wade, possibly going out together

Heat’s Udonis Haslem talks friendship with Dwyane Wade, possibly going out together

Udonis Haslem and Dwyane Wade PHILADELPHIA – Dwyane Wade is not the only member of the Miami Heat who has a career decision to make at the end of the season. Udonis Haslem, who came into the league the same year as Wade, also will weigh his options once the season ends. And although Haslem said today that he has not made a decision – “I got a lot of time...
2018 NFL Draft: Top 7 Miami Dolphins mocked draft picks

2018 NFL Draft: Top 7 Miami Dolphins mocked draft picks

Defensive lineman Vita Vea of the Washington Huskies (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images) We’re going to say the most likely scenario is the Miami Dolphins drafting linebacker Roquan Smith or Tremaine Edmunds with the 11th overall pick. But that’s certainly not the consensus. In fact, pretty much nobody else ( I chose Smith in my first mock draft) is connecting...
The players are retired, but try telling them games don't matter

The players are retired, but try telling them games don't matter

As soon as he hit the pass, Xabi Alonso stopped dead in his tracks and raised his hands to his head in horror. He had picked up possession on the edge of Liverpool’s penalty area, directly in front of the Kop. He was under no pressure. He turned elegantly toward his goal, ready to build yet another attack. He has done it thousands of times over the years, and this time, too, he looked a picture...
When will the Super Bowl champion Eagles visit the White House?

When will the Super Bowl champion Eagles visit the White House?

Springtime in Washington usually brings the blooming of cherry blossom trees and a White House visit from the Super Bowl champions. Peak bloom happened weeks ago, but there’s still no sign of the Philadelphia Eagles, the NFL’s current titleholders. Nearly three months after they won their first Super Bowl title, the Eagles have not announced details of a White House visit, raising questions...
21 pitches, 16 fouls, 12 minutes: Belt’s marathon at-bat

21 pitches, 16 fouls, 12 minutes: Belt’s marathon at-bat

If baseball, with its leisurely place, is known as the thinking man’s game, there was an inordinate amount of time Sunday for players on the San Francisco Giants and the Los Angeles Angels to contemplate — well, just about anything under the cosmos. When Brandon Belt of the Giants, the second batter of the game, stepped in to face Jaime Barria, a rookie pitcher for the Angels, they produced...
While Shaquem Griffin took on football with one hand, his twin  had his back

While Shaquem Griffin took on football with one hand, his twin had his back

She put the knife away, climbed into bed with her 4-year-old son and massaged his left hand until her own fingers felt numb. Then she prayed. A few minutes earlier, Tangie Griffin had awaked to screaming; she was used to young Shaquem crying when he bumped his partially developed left hand. But this had been different. She had found the boy in the kitchen with the family's biggest knife, ready to...
For NFL hopefuls, exhaustive draft process can 'seem like horse trading'

For NFL hopefuls, exhaustive draft process can 'seem like horse trading'

Christian Kirk counted the number of steps inside his head - one, two, three all the way to 12 - before he faked to the sideline, froze for a millisecond, then flashed to the middle of the field, where a soaring football awaited him.  But it was too high, climbing well above his head instead of dropping toward his chest, and now Kirk had to adjust. He slowed to gather his weight and met the ball...
QB Kyle Lauletta hangs on to college snubs: 'That stuff sticks with me'

QB Kyle Lauletta hangs on to college snubs: 'That stuff sticks with me'

The words were offered in earnest, designed to save a close friend from his own reckless naivete. But that advice, delivered by a teammate, did little to dissuade Kyle Lauletta.  The former Richmond quarterback playfully rolls his eyes as he re-enacts that indelible moment from seventh grade. "He also tried out for quarterback and I'll never forget," Lauletta recalls on a recent Sunday...
Palmer grooms NFL prospects with regimen that’s beyond play calling

Palmer grooms NFL prospects with regimen that’s beyond play calling

The NFL might be surprised to know that the two top quarterback prospects in this week's draft have been riffling through poker chips for much of the offseason. OK, so that's not how it sounds. USC's Sam Darnold and Wyoming's Josh Allen have been working with quarterback specialist Jordan Palmer, who uses poker chips to help players visualize formations, personnel packages, and the like. "Instead...
NFL draft has quarterbacks, but no Bradys

NFL draft has quarterbacks, but no Bradys

Imagine a forthright George Washington and "Honest" Abe Lincoln as NFL general managers at work in April. (So it's a stretch. Remember, these were versatile men.) George would be lying through his wooden/ivory/whatever teeth, and Abe would establish presidential prevarication records (PPR) that would stand for more than 150 years. April is NFL draft month, also known in polite circles as...
2018 NFL Draft: Miami Dolphins LB targets other than Roquan Smith, Tremaine Edmunds

2018 NFL Draft: Miami Dolphins LB targets other than Roquan Smith, Tremaine Edmunds

USC linebacker Uchenna Nwosu celebrates after recovering a fumble against California. Miami must select a linebacker, ideally in the first two rounds. (Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images) The Miami Dolphins need to come away from this NFL Draft with a starting outside linebacker. The most likely choice at 11th overall would be Roquan Smith of Georgia or Tremaine Edmunds of Virginia...
Heat mailbag: Does Whiteside have trade value? Who starts Game 5 if Richardson cannot play?

Heat mailbag: Does Whiteside have trade value? Who starts Game 5 if Richardson cannot play?

Miami’s Hassan Whiteside, Tyler Johnson and Bam Adebayo react during the fourth quarter of the Heat’s Game 4 loss against Philadelphia Miami on Saturday. (Pedro Portal/El Nuevo Herald/TNS) PHILADELPHIA – Time for another Miami Heat mailbag. … Playoff edition. If you were not able to ask a question this time, send them along for future mailbags via Twitter to...
2018 NFL Draft: Miami Dolphins prepare for Round 1 surprises, snags

2018 NFL Draft: Miami Dolphins prepare for Round 1 surprises, snags

What are the chances the Dolphins can get Baker Mayfield? (Getty Images) The NFL Draft always seems predictable right up until the teams actually start making picks. Then it gets crazy. Highly thought of players fall, and a supposed “reach” goes early. Maybe a scandal shakes it up, like when Laremy Tunsil plummeted from potentially being the first overall pick...
Gumbel talks about how much of 'Real' Jeter we'll see in interview

Gumbel talks about how much of 'Real' Jeter we'll see in interview

When we heard embattled Marlins CEO Derek Jeter granted an extended TV interview to HBO Real Sports' Bryant Gumbel (airing Tuesday at 10 p.m.), we asked why? The former Yankee great is media savvy and could have selected a less challenging interviewer, especially at a time where his image is taking a beating. But we also wondered why Gumbel would risk doing a long-one-on-one with a guy who has a reputation...
NFL draft: Ranking the No. 2 picks from the last 10 years

NFL draft: Ranking the No. 2 picks from the last 10 years

The New York Giants have not hid from the expectations that come with the No. 2 pick they currently hold in this year's NFL draft, which begins Thursday. "When we set the board and have our conversations, [the question you ask is], is that guy worth being the second pick in the draft? Can we picture him someday maybe putting on a gold jacket?" Giants general manager Dave Gettleman said last...
Why face guards have become all the rage around baseball

Why face guards have become all the rage around baseball

Is this latest trend more about fashion or function? The merits of safety and protection are obvious. But then again, Major League Baseball is a lot like a high school where if the popular kids do something, everyone else is soon to follow. Maybe it's cool to be cautious? Whatever the impetus or reasoning, the latest fashion fad on the field is face-guard flaps. Not familiar? Well, you haven't been...
It's a quarterback-heavy NFL draft, but the three best players aren't QBs

It's a quarterback-heavy NFL draft, but the three best players aren't QBs

There are some non-quarterbacks available in this NFL draft. Who knew? It will be, pretty much, all about the quarterbacks when the NFL draft begins Thursday night. Quarterback-needy teams are lined up at the top of the first-round draft order with the Cleveland Browns, New York Giants, New York Jets and Denver Broncos. Other teams could trade up. There is a highly regarded draft class of quarterbacks...
Palm Beach County teams work around rain on 1st day of spring practice

Palm Beach County teams work around rain on 1st day of spring practice

Despite the wet weather, Monday marked the start of spring football practice in Palm Beach County and the rest of Florida. Football teams in the state are allowed 20 spring practices, which includes a spring game, per Florida High School Athletic Association rules. Here is a look at some of the schools on their first day of practice: Palm Beach Central: The Broncos started spring football with...
2018 NFL Mock Draft: Palm Beach Post’s Jason Lieser | Version 4.0

2018 NFL Mock Draft: Palm Beach Post’s Jason Lieser | Version 4.0

Sam Darnold hasn’t proven himself as the clear No. 1 quarterback. (Getty Images) The NFL Draft starts Thursday, which means the Dolphins will have their board set no later than Tuesday in preparation for all the wild wrinkles that can happen when teams start trading and prospects start sliding. The biggest mystery remains whether they’ll take a quarterback, be it at No. 11...
2018 NBA playoffs: Heat haven’t seen the best of 76ers C Joel Embiid

2018 NBA playoffs: Heat haven’t seen the best of 76ers C Joel Embiid

Joel Embiid has made an impact already, but he’s still not himself. (Getty Images) CAMDEN, N.J. — 76ers center Joel Embiid has had plenty working against him as he tries to settle into this first-round playoff series against the Heat, and he’s only halfway toward playing like his usual all-star self. As if his first foray into the postseason isn’t enough...
NBA playoffs: J.J. Redick, 76ers out to hit Heat with ‘crushing blow’

NBA playoffs: J.J. Redick, 76ers out to hit Heat with ‘crushing blow’

J.J. Redick is enjoying the back and forth of the 76ers-Heat series.(Getty Images) CAMDEN, N.J. — The first-round playoff series between the Heat and 76ers feels more contentious to the players than it’s actually been. Philadelphia has a 3-1 lead after sweeping two games in Miami and can win its first postseason series since in six years by taking ...
Your guide to keeping up with the Miami Dolphins in the 2018 NFL Draft

Your guide to keeping up with the Miami Dolphins in the 2018 NFL Draft

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell speaks during the first round of the 2017 Draft at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images) Where: Dallas Cowboys’ AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas Schedule: 8 p.m. Thursday, 7 p.m. Friday, noon Saturday TV: NFL Network, Fox, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN Deportes and ABC Representing the Dolphins in Texas: Equipment...
Heat know odds are stacked against them down 3-1 in series, but also know what they must do better to force Game 6

Heat know odds are stacked against them down 3-1 in series, but also know what they must do better to force Game 6

From left, the Miami Heat’s Josh Richardson, Goran Dragic and Dwyane Wade react as the Philadelphia 76ers lead in the fourth quarter in Game 4 of the first-round NBA Playoff series at the AmericaneAirlines Arena in Miami on Saturday, April 21, 2018. The Sixers won, 106-102, for a 3-1 series lead. (Pedro Portal/El Nuevo Herald/TNS) MIAMI — Only 11 teams in...
A gay referee tries to find his place in hockey

A gay referee tries to find his place in hockey

This is a story about love and betrayal. Andrea Barone was barely 18 months old when he first set out on the ice, his tiny legs shaking and pushing behind a chair along the cold surface. If, in Montreal, hockey is religion, then this was baptism by ritual, every morning practice, every unsteady drag of his skates drawing him closer to the game he was falling for. “We never had to wake him up...
Brewers employ a middle-innings closer

Brewers employ a middle-innings closer

Meet the durable, anytime bullpen ace. He is not the closer, yet he can be, at times. He is not the setup man, but he can fill that role, too. When a team is winning, and needs to preserve that lead in a pivotal moment, it calls the bullpen ace. For the Milwaukee Brewers, that pitcher is Josh Hader, a string bean lefty with long hair, glasses, tattoos and a funny uniform number. Hader slings fastballs...
Down on the farm, an infield of scions

Down on the farm, an infield of scions

Craig Breslow is 37 years old, with a dozen years of experience as a left-handed reliever in the major leagues. He is pitching now for the Class AA New Hampshire Fisher Cats, just getting to know his teammates. In their opening series here, at Dunkin’ Donuts Park against the Hartford Yard Goats, third baseman Vladimir Guerrero Jr. amazed him. “Last night Vlad made a throw across the diamond...
Let's be honest about what's happening in college basketball

Let's be honest about what's happening in college basketball

The FBI gave Kansas an opening to call itself a victim in a budding basketball scandal, and while that's technically true in a narrow legal sense it takes on a broader meaning when used by the school as PR cover. It becomes a laughable lie, ugly or worse in one sense and transparently empty in another. The school's communications department should have known better. Using that word is counterproductive...
Why the drop in home runs in 2018? Major League Baseball had better hope it's the weather.

Why the drop in home runs in 2018? Major League Baseball had better hope it's the weather.

Within the existential crisis confronting Major League Baseball over the way the modern game is played, there was always one saving grace. If the games were going to feature more pitches, more strikeouts, more walks, more pitching changes, and more all-or-nothing swings but fewer balls in play than at any time in the game's history - all of that could be tolerated, from a fan-experience perspective...
Heat’s Josh Richardson questionable for Game 5 with sprained left shoulder

Heat’s Josh Richardson questionable for Game 5 with sprained left shoulder

The Miami Heat’s Josh Richardson leaps past the Philadelphia 76ers’ Joel Embiid (21) for a basket in the first quarter in Game 4 of the first-round NBA Playoff series at the AmericaneAirlines Arena in Miami on Saturday, April 21, 2018. The Sixers won, 106-102, for a 3-1 series lead. (Charles Trainor Jr./Miami Herald/TNS) MIAMI — As if being down 3-1...
2018 NBA playoffs: 76ers know what to expect from Miami Heat in Game 5

2018 NBA playoffs: 76ers know what to expect from Miami Heat in Game 5

Ben Simmons and the 76ers are ready for a fight in Game 5, and they’re not going to change their style. (Getty Images) CAMDEN, N.J. — There’s a feeling among the 76ers that they were fortunate to escape Miami with a narrow victory in Game 4 of this first-round playoff series. It’s not that they were lucky, necessarily, but more so a sense that it&rsquo...
If Miami Dolphins look hard enough, they can find QB talent at No. 11 (and well beyond)

If Miami Dolphins look hard enough, they can find QB talent at No. 11 (and well beyond)

Dallas quarterback Dak Prescott was a fourth-round bargain in 2016. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) You know the Dolphins are committed to Ryan Tannehill as their starting quarterback in 2018. You also know they currently have the No. 11 pick in this week’s draft. And you know this quarterback class, supposedly four deep, could be spoken for by the time Miami&rsquo...
Ex-NFL kicker Jay Feely apologizes for 'joke' prom date gun photo 

Ex-NFL kicker Jay Feely apologizes for 'joke' prom date gun photo 

Former NFL kicker Jay Feely said he was trying to be funny when he posed in a Twitter photo standing between his daughter and her prom date holding a pistol, but in the wake of the Parkland shootings in February, social media posters did not appreciate the joke, WFLA reported. Feely, who played in the NFL from 2001 to 2014 and is an analyst for CBS Sports, apologized Sunday.  In the photo...
Mailbag: What adjustments can Heat make vs. Sixers in Game 5? Plus, should Rodney McGruder play a bigger role?

Mailbag: What adjustments can Heat make vs. Sixers in Game 5? Plus, should Rodney McGruder play a bigger role?

From left, the Miami Heat’s Hassan Whiteside, Tyler Johnson and Bam Adebayo react as the Philadelphia 76ers lead late in the fourth quarter in Game 4 of the first-round NBA Playoff series at the AmericaneAirlines Arena in Miami on Saturday, April 21, 2018. The Sixers won, 106-102, for a 3-1 series lead. (Pedro Portal/El Nuevo Herald/TNS) MIAMI — It’s...
2018 NFL Draft: Miami Dolphins can make it fun by picking a playmaker

2018 NFL Draft: Miami Dolphins can make it fun by picking a playmaker

Alabama’s Calvin Ridley will probably be the first wide receiver taken. (Getty Images) It’s been at least a few years since a Dolphins’ draft energized the fan base, and this week might finally bring some excitement. There’s drama surrounding what will happen with the No. 11 pick, whether Miami will catch a break and see at least one of the top four...
Daily Racing Form stuns Valiente 10-9 to win U.S. Open polo tournament

Daily Racing Form stuns Valiente 10-9 to win U.S. Open polo tournament

In one of the biggest upsets in U.S. Open history, Daily Racing Form knocked off defending and undefeated champion Valiente, 10-9, to win the 114th U.S. Open Sunday at rain-soaked International Polo Club Palm Beach. The first-year team of cousins Agustin Obregon and Mariano Obregon, 10-goaler Hilario Ulloa and Jared Zenni, making its U.S. Open final debut, snapped Valiente’s 17-game winning...
Yelich, Guerra lead Brewers to 4-2 win, sweep of Marlins

Yelich, Guerra lead Brewers to 4-2 win, sweep of Marlins

Jeremy Jeffress entered the game in a tough situation and went into beast mode. Christian Yelich hit his first homer since returning from the disabled list, Junior Guerra worked five innings, and Jeffress and two other relievers did the rest for the Milwaukee Brewers in a 4-2 victory over the Miami Marlins on Sunday. Milwaukee completed a four-game sweep of Miami and has won six straight overall,...
White Sox pitcher in critical condition after suffering brain hemorrhage

White Sox pitcher in critical condition after suffering brain hemorrhage

Chicago White Sox officials said reliever Danny Farquhar remained in critical condition Sunday after suffering a brain hemorrhage during Friday night’s game, The Chicago Tribune reported. White Sox manager Rick Renteria said he has kept his players advised of Farquhar’s condition but did not go into too much detail out of respect for the pitcher’s family. “We made sure...
Virginia Tech legend Michael Vick named offensive coordinator of new Atlanta pro football team

Virginia Tech legend Michael Vick named offensive coordinator of new Atlanta pro football team

One of the most dynamic players in football history is returning to the field in a coaching role. Former Virginia Tech star quarterback Michael Vick was named offensive coordinator of Atlanta’s new team in the upcoming AAF (Alliance of American Football) league according to ESPN reporter Darren Rovell. The AAF is slated to begin in February 2019. It’ll be a new role but familiar...
Ryan Hilinski recaps official visit, South Carolina’s recruiting efforts with Zacch Pickens

Ryan Hilinski recaps official visit, South Carolina’s recruiting efforts with Zacch Pickens

Over the weekend, the quarterback from the 2019 South Carolina recruiting class was back on campus for an official visit. Ryan Hilinski, who’s now ESPN’s No. 1-ranked pocket passer in the country, returned to Columbia for his third visit with the Gamecocks. “I thought it was a great time,” Hilinski said. “I know my family and I had a great time.” The weekend started...
5 storylines surrounding Penn State’s 2018 NFL draft class

5 storylines surrounding Penn State’s 2018 NFL draft class

While Saquon Barkley is the undisputed headliner of Penn State’s NFL draft class, this deep group should give Penn State more draft picks than it did in 2010 when the Nittany Lions had six players selected. That group of Jared Odrick, Sean Lee, NaVorro Bowman, Andrew Quarless, Micky Shuler and Josh Hull made up Penn State’s largest draft contingent in the last decade...
At Ohio State, more recruiting stars equate to NFL draft success

At Ohio State, more recruiting stars equate to NFL draft success

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio State coach Urban Meyer has made it clear how he feels about recruiting rankings. “Well, I mean, I hear people say it’s not important,” Meyer said on National Signing Day in 2014 when the Buckeyes signed the No. 3 class. “I disagree. As long as you’re keeping score we’re going to try to win. I&rsquo...
Report: Browns down to Baker Mayfield, Josh Allen for No. 1 pick

Report: Browns down to Baker Mayfield, Josh Allen for No. 1 pick

Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield is in contention for the No. 1 overall pick, cleveland.com’s Mary Kay Cabot reports. The 2017 Heisman Trophy winner and Wyoming quarterback Josh Allen are reportedly the top-two choices for the Browns, who own the first overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft. From Cleveland.com: The Browns have given strong consideration to all of...
Ohio State recruiting hits it big from NFL draft

Ohio State recruiting hits it big from NFL draft

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The testimony for Ohio State has never been richer. Seriously, check the mind-boggling, Scrooge-McDuck-swimming numbers. Then get ready for another free, three-day infomercial for the Buckeyes courtesy of the NFL draft. The post Ohio State recruiting hits it big from NFL draft appeared first on Diehards.
5 things to know about NCAA Commission on College Basketball’s recommendations

5 things to know about NCAA Commission on College Basketball’s recommendations

The NCAA commission on college basketball – led by former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice – announced its recommendations on Wednesday morning. The commission was created in October 2017 after several major scandals, including several that led to arrested by the FBI. Specifically, the commission hopes to address the rising impact of outside money in...
Tennessee football podcast: Vols fans willing to ante up for titles

Tennessee football podcast: Vols fans willing to ante up for titles

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee athletic director Phillip Fulmer makes it very clear when he talks to his coaches   that they are expected to compete for titles, and will make sure they have what they need. “What do you need — not what do you want —   but what do you need to compete in the Southeastern Conference,” Fulmer said last week...
Coach gives key reason why Jalen Hurts might have edge over Tua Tagovailoa in Alabama QB competition

Coach gives key reason why Jalen Hurts might have edge over Tua Tagovailoa in Alabama QB competition

Jalen Hurts’ future at Alabama has been a hot topic lately, and curiosity is growing about whether the quarterback w ill remain in Tuscaloosa throughout the coming season. But an anonymous college coach explained why the junior might have the edge over Tua Tagovailoa in the Crimson Tide’s competition to see who will start behind center. The coach pointed out that...
College basketball panel calls for strict NCAA reform

College basketball panel calls for strict NCAA reform

NCAA men’s basketball needs to be cleaned up, but the answer shouldn’t be paying players, according to a 60-page report released Wednesday by  The Commission on College Basketball. The commission, led by former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, was formed by the NCAA in response to a federal corruption investigation. It recommenced ending the...
Ohio State podcast: A current Buckeye will have this in common with 10 legends

Ohio State podcast: A current Buckeye will have this in common with 10 legends

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Get insight and reaction to Ohio State football and basketball on the Inside the Shoe podcast, brought to you by Land of 10. In the latest edition, Kyle Lamb is immensely excited about a particular Buckeyes’ football player and explains why by the time his career is over, he will share something in common with 10 Ohio State legends. Find out...
Path to 2018 NFL Draft: Michigan defensive lineman Maurice Hurst

Path to 2018 NFL Draft: Michigan defensive lineman Maurice Hurst

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Maurice Hurst bided his time, steadily moving up the ranks in the defensive line room at Michigan the last five years. Hurst’s name wasn’t to be found on the depth chart his first two years with the Wolverines but that changed beginning in 2015 as he became part of the regular rotation. It culminated with Hurst having a consensus All-America...
How running back Henry Geil turned Iowa State visit into Iowa commitment

How running back Henry Geil turned Iowa State visit into Iowa commitment

Land of 10 has embarked on a series of Next Generation articles, a project that aims to bring our readers greater insight into the Class of 2018 signees. Land of 10 Iowa writers Scott Dochterman and Bobby La Gesse are visiting the Iowa incoming freshman class to show you more than its 40-yard dash times and recruiting rankings. We talked with 3-star running back Henry...
Path to 2018 NFL Draft: Wisconsin TE Troy Fumagalli

Path to 2018 NFL Draft: Wisconsin TE Troy Fumagalli

Tight end Troy Fumagalli put together a stellar college career at Wisconsin. Fumagalli played in 52 games with 32 starts. He ranks seventh in school history with 135 receptions and is 13th all time with 1,627 receiving yards while adding 7 touchdown catches. As a senior during the 2017 season, Fumagalli earned Big Ten Tight End of the Year honors and first-team All-Big Ten status ...
College basketball commission advocates key changes: ‘One-and-done has to go’

College basketball commission advocates key changes: ‘One-and-done has to go’

A commission created at the request of NCAA president Mark Emmert regarding the FBI’s investigation into college basketball is pushing for numerous changes that would significantly alter the sport. Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is heading up the group which revealed on Wednesday a course of action ranging from drastic to inevitable after college basketball&rsquo...
Trent Dilfer says Tua Tagovailoa ‘could go through his college career and never lose a game’

Trent Dilfer says Tua Tagovailoa ‘could go through his college career and never lose a game’

To say former NFL quarterback Trent Dilfer likes Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa may be an understatement. He’s downright infatuated with the upside of the Crimson Tide sophomore who once played for him as a prep prospect during the Elite 11 quarterback competition. Dilfer, who is the quarterback coach for the Elite 11 and regularly is exposed to the elite talent entering...
Marcell Ateman says playing for Dallas Cowboys would be ‘something special’

Marcell Ateman says playing for Dallas Cowboys would be ‘something special’

Marcell Ateman would love the opportunity to play for his hometown Dallas Cowboys in the NFL. The former Oklahoma State receiver and Dallas native told SB Nation’s Tyler Widerhoeft that he was a big fan of the Cowboys growing up. So when he hears people say he could be a target for Dallas in the draft after the release of Dez Bryant, he gets excited...
2018 NFL Draft: 5 things to know about Florida wide receiver Antonio Callaway

2018 NFL Draft: 5 things to know about Florida wide receiver Antonio Callaway

There may not be a more polarizing prospect in the 2018 NFL Draft than former Florida wide receiver Antonio Callaway, who has undermined the appeal of his on-field potential with persistent off-field setbacks and missteps. It’s anybody guess where Callaway will fall in the draft, which which starts with the first round Thursday at 8 p.m. ET and can be seen on NFL Network...
One-and-done reform for college basketball? NBA reportedly considering rule changes for 2020 draft

One-and-done reform for college basketball? NBA reportedly considering rule changes for 2020 draft

With college basketball coming under fire from the FBI in recent months, the NBA and the NBAPA have been left to consider their own options with cleaning up the game at the amateur level. According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the NBA is considering serious draft reform ahead of the 2020 draft class that would effectively end college basketball’s so-called one-and-done...
Iowa State’s Cameron Lard has charges dismissed in drug paraphernalia case

Iowa State’s Cameron Lard has charges dismissed in drug paraphernalia case

The State of Iowa dismissed Iowa State forward Cameron Lard’s misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia charge on on Tuesday, according to a report by the Des Moines Register’s Randy Peterson. Ames police pulled Lard over for speeding on February 4 and noticed a smell of burnt marijuana coming from the vehicle, according to Peterson’s report...
Who is DJ Chark? 5 things to know about LSU’s wide receiver

Who is DJ Chark? 5 things to know about LSU’s wide receiver

DJ Chark might be the most athletic wide receiver prospect in the 2018 NFL Draft, but he’s also one of the most difficult to project. Underutilized in LSU’s run-first offense, Chark didn’t catch a pass until his junior season in Baton Rouge and didn’t break out until his impressive, multi-purpose senior year in 2017. Chark was the only player in college...
Nick Saban tells ESPN’s Get Up! that Tua Tagovailoa-Jalen Hurts saga reminds him of old LSU QB battle

Nick Saban tells ESPN’s Get Up! that Tua Tagovailoa-Jalen Hurts saga reminds him of old LSU QB battle

Nick Saban is taking the Alabama quarterback controversy to New York City. At least by phone. The Crimson Tide coach joined ESPN’s new Manhattan-based morning show “Get Up!” to discuss his players slated to be selected in the 2018 NFL Draft beginning Thursday, but even there he could not escape the Tua Tagovailoa vs. Jalen Hurts talk that dominates the airwaves...
LSU recruiting notes from trail: Destrehan

LSU recruiting notes from trail: Destrehan

The spring evaluation period is in full swing, meaning SEC Country LSU is hitting the road. Expect daily updates from across Louisiana as we detail the latest on the Tigers’ top prospects in the 2019 and 2020 recruiting classes. DESTREHAN, La. — Destrehan is annually a state championship contender, and after a down year by their expectations a year ago, should...
Who is Donte Jackson? 5 things to know about LSU’s CB

Who is Donte Jackson? 5 things to know about LSU’s CB

Donte Jackson is one of the most athletic and most intriguing cornerback prospects in the 2018 NFL Draft. A long and talented prospect, Jackson anchored LSU’s secondary as a sideline corner and a nickel corner in 2017. As an underclassman, Jackson started and played alongside NFL talents such as Buffalo Bills cornerback Tre’Davious White, New York Jets safety Jamal...
2018 NBA mock draft: Where are Kentucky players projected?

2018 NBA mock draft: Where are Kentucky players projected?

All of the decisions are in. Six Kentucky players have declared for the 2018 NBA Draft, and sometime between now and May 30, we’ll know how many will follow through in their declarations. Kevin Knox, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Hamidou Diallo have officially ended their Kentucky careers by signing — or intending to sign — with an agent. Sophomore Wenyen Gabriel...
Who is Connor Williams? 5 things to know about the former Texas left tackle

Who is Connor Williams? 5 things to know about the former Texas left tackle

At some point during the former Texas Longhorns left tackle Connor Williams will hear his name called, and likely sooner than later. Here are five things you need to know about Williams: Williams hasn’t always been a 6-foot-5, 320-pound brute force headed for the early portion of the NFL Draft. He has, however, always been big for his age and when paired with a speech...
Oklahoma mailbag: Who gets the credit for landing the coveted group of 2019 receivers?

Oklahoma mailbag: Who gets the credit for landing the coveted group of 2019 receivers?

DieHards tackles the best questions from Oklahoma fans. Look for our Oklahoma question of the day Monday through Friday. Join the conversation by sending your questions to @john_shinn, by email to John at jshinn.oudiehards@gmail.com or at the Oklahoma DieHards Facebook page. The quarterback is a huge part of every recruiting class. Oklahoma...
2018 NFL Draft: 5 things to know about Florida defensive tackle Taven Bryan

2018 NFL Draft: 5 things to know about Florida defensive tackle Taven Bryan

Florida has had a defensive player taken in the first round of the NFL draft each of the last five years, and if that streak is to continue it’s up to defensive tackle Taven Bryan. Bryan is projected in most mock drafts to go late in the first round, which starts at 8 p.m. ET Thursday and can be seen on NFL Network, Fox, ESPN and ESPN2. Former Gators head coach Will Muschamp...
College basketball commission recommends fundamental changes to sport: ‘One-and-done has to go’

College basketball commission recommends fundamental changes to sport: ‘One-and-done has to go’

A commission formed at the request of NCAA president Mark Emmert in response to the FBI’s investigation into college basketball has recommended several changes that would fundamentally change the sport. The group, led by former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, announced potential plans Wednesday that range from drastic to inevitable in light of college basketball&rsquo...
Arkansas baseball vs. Texas Tech: Preview, TV, radio, how to watch/listen (April 25, 2018)

Arkansas baseball vs. Texas Tech: Preview, TV, radio, how to watch/listen (April 25, 2018)

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — The odds are long Arkansas and Texas Tech get in the second game of their scheduled two-game series. Rain is in the forecast most of Wednesday. With first pitch scheduled at 6 p.m. CT and the game on over-the-air television, it can’t be moved up in the day. If the coaches for the teams don’t figure they will be able to finish the game at a reasonable...
How Nate Stanley became Iowa’s leader during spring practice

How Nate Stanley became Iowa’s leader during spring practice

IOWA CITY, Iowa — What does progress look like for Nate Stanley? In his introductory spring practice press conference, Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz dives right into the question, ticking off items from a list seemingly already in his head. Improved accuracy. Better completion percentage. Being more decisive and reading plays quicker. Unexpectedly, Ferentz stops talking about physical...
Michigan spring practice: Questions will linger for Jim Harbaugh, Wolverines until preseason camp opens

Michigan spring practice: Questions will linger for Jim Harbaugh, Wolverines until preseason camp opens

Spring practice has wrapped up for Michigan and the Wolverines won’t gather again on the field until the summer when preseason camp begins. That’s when preparations for the Sept. 1 season opener at Notre Dame will ratchet up. Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh likes keeping a tight lid on what’s happening inside his team, but indications are that the Wolverines got...
Tennessee Phillip Fulmer’s takes hilarious jab at Lane Kiffin’s disastrous Vols’ tenure

Tennessee Phillip Fulmer’s takes hilarious jab at Lane Kiffin’s disastrous Vols’ tenure

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — There was a time when Tennessee football legend Phillip Fulmer was taking the brunt of all the jokes from then-Florida coach Steve Spurrier, refusing to fire back, staying as vanilla as possible in the public eye. What many didn’t realize is that Fulmer had plenty of witty comebacks and cutting remarks about Spurrier and his golf game, but they...
2018 NFL Draft: 5 things to know about Auburn running back Kamryn Pettway

2018 NFL Draft: 5 things to know about Auburn running back Kamryn Pettway

The 2018 NFL Draft will begin on Thursday night in Arlington, Texas. Former Auburn running back Kamryn Pettway is a borderline late-round pick or undrafted free agent heading into the week after a rough end to his time on the Plains. In 2016, Pettway was one of the most prolific running backs in the country for a solid month. His final season at Auburn didn’t ...
2018 NFL Draft: 5 things to know about Alabama linebacker Rashaan Evans

2018 NFL Draft: 5 things to know about Alabama linebacker Rashaan Evans

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — When Rashaan Evans stepped in for an injured players and made 11 tackles in the National Championship Game that Alabama lost in the final seconds to Clemson, he had finally arrived. A standout player who had trouble finding his spot in the lineup due to the logjam on the depth chart, Evans ended up developing in to a linebacker who can do everything...
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