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Michael Phelps reveals he considered suicide after 2012 Olympics

Swimmer Michael Phelps has revealed that after the 2012 Olympics, he considered suicide. “Really, after every Olympics I think I fell into a major state of depression,” he told David Axelrod at the fourth annual conference of the Kennedy Forum, an organization for mental health advocacy, according to CNN. Phelps revealed that after winning four gold medals and two silver medals...


Prep girls basketball: Burks soars as Middies avenge loss to Big Blue

Prep girls basketball: Burks soars as Middies avenge loss to Big Blue

Middletown High School’s girls basketball team is trending upward. The Middies have recovered from an 0-4 start and reached .500 for the first time this season Saturday afternoon, knocking off visiting Hamilton 59-48 at Wade E. Miller Arena. Aliyah Burks scored a career-high 22 points, Aubriana Bellard had 17 and Sa’Mill Calhoun added 11 for Middletown, which is 8-8 overall and 4-6 in...
Archdeacon: Cunningham shines brightest on a dim day for Flyers

Archdeacon: Cunningham shines brightest on a dim day for Flyers

As long as he doesn’t let his mom turn into some modern-day Delilah, the Dayton Flyers will have some hope in this season of struggle. At least that’s the way an old biblical tale could apply to UD’s current basketball trials. Josh Cunningham is as close to Sampson as any Flyer gets. If you don’t remember, Sampson was a Nazarite with the flowing locks who had such great strength...
Tennessee Titans hire former Buckeye Mike Vrabel as coach

Tennessee Titans hire former Buckeye Mike Vrabel as coach

Mike Vrabel, a former standout offensive lineman with the Ohio State Buckeyes and former Buckeyes assistant coach, was hired Saturday as head coach of the Tennessee Titans. Vrabel, who made the Ohio State All-Century team in 2000, and won three Super Bowls with the New England Patriots, retired from football and became a defensive assistant for Ohio State in 2011. He was the Houston Texans defensive...
First-place finishes bolster Fairmont swimmer’s state hopes

First-place finishes bolster Fairmont swimmer’s state hopes

Fairmont senior Margaret Berning was adamant that she was a sprinter. That is, until her coach sent her to the distance lane to train. “Her sets are pretty brutal, but I love training and I love working hard,” Berning said. “Everyone wants to be a sprinter — I used to want to be a sprinter — but not anymore.” MORE HIGH SCHOOLS »RELATED: Springfield at Fairmont...
Foul trouble limits Landers in loss to Rhode Island

Foul trouble limits Landers in loss to Rhode Island

Trey Landers opened the scoring Saturday for the Dayton Flyers with a highlight-reel dunk. It might have set the tone for a big game, but he picked up his second foul less than six minutes into the first half. Landers finished with 11 points in Dayton’s 88-74 loss to Rhode Island at UD Arena but was limited to 18 minutes. “A couple of the fouls were from not boxing out, just small stuff...
Dayton loses ‘big-boy game’ to Rhode Island

Dayton loses ‘big-boy game’ to Rhode Island

Coach Dan Hurley wasn’t talking about Frisch’s when he shouted to his Rhode Island players early in the first half, “This is a big-boy game!” There was little doubt before the game Hurley’s Rams, dominated by a senior backcourt that ranks among the best in the nation, had the biggest — and also the oldest — boys in this game. There was also little doubt after...
Centerville dials long distance in rout of Lebanon

Centerville dials long distance in rout of Lebanon

Centerville guard Donnie Shelton acknowledged he hasn’t always had the strongest outside shot. So, for four years, the senior has been a card-carrying member of the Elks’ “Breakfast Club,” a program designed to let Centerville hoopsters hit the hardwood every day at 6 a.m. Centerville coach Brook Cupps said fans may not have noticed immediate results from the morning hours...
Rhode Island dominates second half to hand Dayton second loss in a row

Rhode Island dominates second half to hand Dayton second loss in a row

Rhode Island showed why it was the preseason favorite in the Atlantic 10 Conference. The Dayton Flyers showed once again the inconsistency that has plagued them all season. Rhode Island improved to 7-0 with an 88-74 victory over Dayton at UD Arena on Saturday. The Rams (15-3 overall) remain in first place all by themselves. Dayton (9-10, 3-4) dropped its second straight game after its first two-game...
Vikings seek trademark for 'Minneapolis Miracle’ nickname

Vikings seek trademark for 'Minneapolis Miracle’ nickname

The Minnesota Vikings are the owners of a remarkable victory in last weekend’s NFL divisional playoffs. Now, the team wants to own the nicknames that have been attached to it. Stefon Diggs’ stunning 61-yard touchdown catch and run on the final play of the game gave the Vikings a 29-24 victory against New Orleans, giving birth to the nicknames “Minneapolis Miracle” or &ldquo...
Archdeacon: Wright State’s ‘G.O.A.T.’ soars to the top again

Archdeacon: Wright State’s ‘G.O.A.T.’ soars to the top again

Because her high school career was such a roller-coaster ride, with some trumpeted success that twice gave way to seasons of suspension, once for a whole year, Kim Demmings had to keep turning her uniform back in. With no dibs on a number, she wore 31 for a while at Richmond High in Indiana and also 23. When she got to Wright State University — much to the surprise of some disbelievers in the...
High School Wrestling: Area weekly honor roll

High School Wrestling: Area weekly honor roll

Wrestling Honor Roll Name School W L Falls 106 Pounds Cole Skinner Madison 6 0 Branson Amway Graham 14 1 5 Kellan Anderson Covington 22 2 6 Josh Miller Edgewood 18 2 5 Trace Braun Graham 15 4 7 Caleb Thomas Monroe 18 5 Olivia Shore Miami East 18 6 8 Matt Motter Butler 13 4 7 Jorden Zigo Trotwood 13 4 6 »RELATED: High School state dual tournament schedule 113 Zach Shupp Fairfield 20 1 16 Cael...
No respect? NFL Facebook Super Bowl promo ignores Jaguars, Eagles

No respect? NFL Facebook Super Bowl promo ignores Jaguars, Eagles

The Jacksonville Jaguars have complained this season about not receiving any respect. They reached the AFC playoffs but were written off as losers, but Jacksonville defeated Buffalo and then stunned Pittsburgh during the first two rounds of the postseason. The Jaguars are decided underdogs against the defending Super Bowl champion New England Patriots in Sunday’s AFC Championship game, which...
You can't buy the gloves Tom Brady is wearing

You can't buy the gloves Tom Brady is wearing

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady deflected questions about why he wore gloves to an indoor media conference Friday, but Under Armour answered a simple question about them. An attempt to locate the gloves on the Under Armour website proved fruitless, and a query to the athletic apparel company revealed why. The brand Brady wears is not available to the general public.  “Thank you...
Autopsy report: Roy Halladay had drugs in system when plane crashed

Autopsy report: Roy Halladay had drugs in system when plane crashed

An autopsy on former major-leaguer Roy Halladay showed that he had amphetamines, morphine and a sleep aid in his system when he died in a plane crash off the west coast of Florida, The Tampa Bay Times reported Friday. Halladay, 40, died Nov. 7 from blunt force trauma with drowning as a contributing factor, according to the Pinellas-Pasco Medical Examiner’s Office. The two-time Cy Young...
Patriots’ Tom Brady ‘not talking about’ possible hand injury

Patriots’ Tom Brady ‘not talking about’ possible hand injury

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady spoke to the media Friday amid wild speculation about his status after a hand injury was listed earlier in the week.  “We'll see,” he said when asked about his status for Sunday's AFC Championship game against the Jacksonville Jaguars.  Brady was spotted at practice Friday wearing red gloves on both of his hands, but it wasn't clear...
Bowling: Kettering’s Kretzer earns double honor

Bowling: Kettering’s Kretzer earns double honor

What could be better than being tapped as a PBA50 Regional player of the year? How about earning the honor for two different regions in the same season. Kettering bowler Brian Kretzer earned 2017 PBA50 honors in both the Central and Midwest regions — a second consecutive time in the Central Region. “Any time you win player of the year it means a lot, but especially as you get older,&rdquo...

Second Thoughts: Brady will heal in time to take Pats to Super Bowl

I ventured downtown Wednesday night to have a beer with a friend. Downtown Dayton has a lot going for it these days, but I’ve got a suggestion that doesn’t include new lofts or art galleries: Plow all the sidewalks after it snows! Championship Sunday is here, and all eyes are on Tom Brady. The Patriots quarterback mysteriously wore gloves to his media session Friday — not even Cam...

Outdoors: Chronic Wasting Disease found, but not in wild deer

The bad news is the Ohio Department of Agriculture has reported finding a case of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) in a whitetail buck in a contained hunting preserve in Guernsey County. The good news is there are no — and never have been — reports of CWD in the state’s wild deer population, The positive sample was taken from a buck on a hunting preserve as part of Ohio’s CWD...

HS Scores 1/19: Wayne adds to win streak, Dunbar drops Meadowdale

Boys Basketball Friday’s Results Anna 74, Houston 34 Ansonia 52, National Trail 48: Sink (A) 22; Harrison (NT) 21. Beavercreek 43, Miamisburg 39: Saylor, Johnson (B) 10; Hartman (M) 14. Belmont 59, Stivers 52: Ellis (S) 25; Moore (B) 12. Bethel 62, Miami East 49: Rutledge (ME) 17; South (B) 21. Butler 70, West Carrollton 52 Centerville 51, Lebanon 29: Shelton (C) 13; Lamb (L) 11. Cin. Christian...
Photo gallery: Springfield at Fairmont boys basketball

Photo gallery: Springfield at Fairmont boys basketball

Leonard Taylor scored 17 points, RaHeim Moss 14 and Michael Wallace added 13 in his most productive effort since returning in midseason from a knee injury as unbeaten Springfield defeated host Fairmont 81-65 in a boys high school basketball game at Trent Arena on Friday night. Springfield improves to 11-0 and keeps pace with unbeaten and top-ranked Wayne (12-0) as co-leaders of the GWOC National East...
Prep basketball: Fenwick fights off Rams for 61-56 overtime victory

Prep basketball: Fenwick fights off Rams for 61-56 overtime victory

Pat Kreke’s record against his alma mater is most certainly improving. The Fenwick High School boys basketball coach watched his team pull off a 61-56 overtime victory at Badin on Friday night, giving the Falcons their eighth win over the Rams in the last nine years. Kreke, in his 29th season at the Fenwick helm, is now 11-18 against Badin. “It’s always a nice thing to come back...

HS Results 1/19: Versailles’ Ahrens sets MAC all-time scoring record

Ohio State commit Justin Ahrens scored his 1,776th career point to set the all-time scoring record for the Midwest Athletic Conference. The Versailles boys basketball team routed Fort Recovery 73-46 in the effort. Ahrens tallied a triple double in the win with 38 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists. The previous record was held by Versailles’ Kyle Gehle with 1,744 set in 2004. Boys Basketball...
Unbeaten Springfield gets defensive, takes out Fairmont in second half

Unbeaten Springfield gets defensive, takes out Fairmont in second half

Add another key part to Springfield’s formidable boys basketball lineup: defensive stopper. That would be David Sanford. The junior drew the ultimate task on Friday night at Fairmont. It was his job to somewhat contain high-scoring Firebird Jack Hendricks. “It went good,” said Sanford following Springfield’s second-half surge that produced an 81-65 victory at Trent Arena. &ldquo...

Local radio host Mark Neal leaving afternoon sports talk show

Mark Neal has left WING-AM 1410 after hosting Dayton Sports Scene for 15 years.  Neal said he and wife have decided to take different career directions, which will take him away from the radio station he’s worked at for 18 years. “When you get married, it’s a team effort,” Neal said. “And you have to do what’s best for the team.”  Neal had the...
MLS SuperDraft: Wright State’s AJ Paterson selected in second round

MLS SuperDraft: Wright State’s AJ Paterson selected in second round

Wright State senior AJ Paterson became the school’s third soccer player in two years to be selected in the MLS SuperDraft when the New York City Football Club picked the midfielder in the second round. A Key Largo, Fla., native, Paterson was the 2017 Horizon League Player of the Year as well as a first-team Great Lakes Region and first-team All-Ohio selection. He was one of 60 players from across...
Ohio State’s Dixon on forgoing NFL Draft: ‘Sometimes it’s bigger than the money’

Ohio State’s Dixon on forgoing NFL Draft: ‘Sometimes it’s bigger than the money’

Johnnie Dixon stood next to Parris Campbell and Terry McLaurin on Friday at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center. All three Ohio State Buckeyes wide receivers met with reporters together. That’s become a tradition with that position group. On this day, it made extra sense because all three could have decided to leave Ohio State and enter the NFL Draft and all three decided to stay, joining...
Hamilton Catholic/Badin vs. Fenwick: The game-by-game hoop history

Hamilton Catholic/Badin vs. Fenwick: The game-by-game hoop history

With Fenwick and Badin renewing their prep boys basketball rivalry Friday night at Mulcahey Gym in Hamilton, here’s a look back at their game-by-game history: **Hamilton Catholic and Notre Dame Academy combined to form Badin in 1966-67 **Badin began Greater Catholic League play in 1991-92 **Fenwick began Greater Catholic League play in 2006-07 1954-55: Hamilton Catholic 55-50 1955-56: Hamilton...
Rhode Island brings familiar names to UD Arena on Saturday

Rhode Island brings familiar names to UD Arena on Saturday

Fans around the Atlantic 10 Conference grew tired of hearing the names Scoochie Smith, Kendall Pollard and Kyle Davis over the past four seasons. Their large roles with the Dayton Flyers, especially in the last three seasons, made them household names. It seemed as if they had been around forever by the time last March arrived. Rhode Island finds itself in the same position this season. The Rams have...
Wright State vs. Milwaukee: What you need to know about Saturday’s game

Wright State vs. Milwaukee: What you need to know about Saturday’s game

Who: Wright State (15-5, 7-0) at Wisconsin-Milwaukee (9-12, 2-6) When: 8 p.m. Thursday Where: UWM Panther Arena TV/Radio: ESPN3; 106.5 ›› 5 things to know about Wright State’s win at Green Bay Probable Wright State starters Grant Benzinger, 6-3, Sr. G, 15.1 Parker Ernsthausen, 6-11, Jr., F, 4.4 Mark Hughes, 6-4, Jr, G, 10.0 Loudon Love, 6-9, Fr., C, 11.2 Cole Gentry, 5-10, So....
What if UD and Wright State played this year in a Gem City Jam?

What if UD and Wright State played this year in a Gem City Jam?

With the NFL playoffs winding down and the NBA playoffs likely to be a waste of time, now looks like a good time for college basketball to shine.  That’s especially true in southwest Ohio, where three teams are looking like they could make some noise in March.  But that’s par for the course anymore.  As has become the norm, Xavier and Cincinnati are having strong seasons...
High School Wrestling: State dual tournament schedule for area teams

High School Wrestling: State dual tournament schedule for area teams

2018 OHSAA State Team Wrestling Tournament Regional quarterfinals Wednesday, Jan. 24 Division I Region 6 At Graham Sidney (3) vs. Wayne (2) 5 p.m. Winner vs. Graham 20 minutes following At Springfield Northmont (2) vs. Tecumseh (3) 5:30 p.m. Springfield (4) vs. Butler (1) 5:30 p.m. Northmont/Butler winner vs. Sprtingfield/Butler winner 20 minutes following Region 7 At Beavercreek Fairmont (3) vs....
Rhode Island at Dayton: What you need to know about Saturday’s game

Rhode Island at Dayton: What you need to know about Saturday’s game

Who: Rhode Island (14-3, 6-0) at Dayton (9-9, 3-3) When: 1 p.m., Saturday Where: UD Arena TV/Radio: CBS Sports Network; AM 1290, News 95.7 WHIO Darrell Davis, 6-5, Sr., G, 17.3 Josh Cunningham, 6-7, R-Jr., F, 15.3 Trey Landers, 6-5, So., G, 8.4 Jordan Davis, 6-2, Fr., G, 8.4 Jalen Crutcher, 6-1, Fr., G, 7.7 Jared Terrell, 6-3, Sr., G, 17.9 E.C. Matthews, 6-5, R-Sr., G, 13.6 Stanford Robinson...
Graham ‘excited’ to move up, compete in D-I state wrestling duals

Graham ‘excited’ to move up, compete in D-I state wrestling duals

The first major change in the Ohio High School Athletic Association state team tournament began as a simple question at the state individual tournament to close last season. Assistant OHSAA Commissioner Beau Rugg approached Graham coach Jeff Jordan and asked if his squad would be interested in moving up to Division I for the team tournament. »RELATED: State duals schedule for area teams &ldquo...
Cincinnati Bengals: Ranking the team’s 10 unrestricted free agents

Cincinnati Bengals: Ranking the team’s 10 unrestricted free agents

Cincinnati Bengals coach Marvin Lewis said he didn’t “win” anything in his postseason meetings with team owner and president Mike Brown prior to signing a two-year contract extension. But Lewis hinted at some changes and was more direct about others during a 40-minute press conference – the longest of his 15-year tenure with the Bengals – that...
New England, Jacksonville firms make whiskey wager for AFC title game

New England, Jacksonville firms make whiskey wager for AFC title game

The "whiskey wagers" are flying back and forth between distilleries in New England and Northeast Florida ahead of Sunday's AFC Championship game between the New England Patriots and the Jacksonville Jaguars. It began with Sons of Liberty Beer & Spirits Co. of South Kingstown, Rhode Island, challenging the St. Augustine Distillery Company to a whiskey wager on Facebook. The stakes: The...
The secret of Patriots' success can't be found in coconut water or gogi berries

The secret of Patriots' success can't be found in coconut water or gogi berries

Regarding Tom Brady, I'll have what he's having. I'll take the cacao-goji bars, and the coconut oil, and whatever other witchery he performs to keep his NFL-battered 40-year-old body going. But there's really no potion that allows for what Brady and the New England Patriots are doing. There is no swallowable substance that gets you to seven straight conference championship games. The only thing that...
Where is Super Bowl 2018? Location, stadium, schedule for Super Bowl 52

Where is Super Bowl 2018? Location, stadium, schedule for Super Bowl 52

Super Bowl 2018 will be played on Sunday, Feb. 4. Find location and schedule for Super Bowl LII below. The New England Patriots won last year’s Super Bowl. The 2018 Super Bowl is at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. The city previously had Super Bowl XXVI in 1992, with that game at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome. Super Bowl 52 will be played Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018. It will have the...
Iowa: 3 position groups worth adding to in 2018 class

Iowa: 3 position groups worth adding to in 2018 class

IOWA CITY, Iowa — The Class of 2018 is almost complete for Iowa, but not completely. There are still a few open scholarships, with as many as three more players potentially coming aboard. Iowa wants to land one more linebacker, and ideally it’s Jayden McDonald. But beyond that, how will the Hawkeyes fill out the class? Typically, the Hawkeyes take a best player or best...
Super Bowl 2018: Date, location, TV channel, time

Super Bowl 2018: Date, location, TV channel, time

Super Bowl 2018 will have the AFC champion playing the NFC champion in Super Bowl 52. Find the date, location, TV channel and time information below. The New England Patriots beat the Atlanta Falcons in the most recent Super Bowl. Super Bowl 52 will be played on Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018. It will feature the AFC champion (New England Patriots or Jacksonville Jaguars) against the...
NFL mock draft 2018: First-round projections, top players, 2018 NFL Draft order (01/21/2018)

NFL mock draft 2018: First-round projections, top players, 2018 NFL Draft order (01/21/2018)

NFL Draft 2018 mock drafts are here. The NFL playoffs are set for the conference championship round on Sunday, Jan. 20. Find 2018 NFL mock drafts below. Much of the narrative around the 2018 NFL Draft is focused at quarterback. Mock drafts from Sports Illustrated and CBS Sports both have quarterbacks littering the top 10. Here is a collection of 2018 NFL mock drafts from around...
NFL mock draft 2018: First-round picks, top players, order for the 2018 NFL Draft (1/21/12018)

NFL mock draft 2018: First-round picks, top players, order for the 2018 NFL Draft (1/21/12018)

With the 2018 Senior Bowl coming up next week, it’s time to look ahead to the  2018 NFL Draft.  A number of elite players declared for the draft, such as Sam Darnold, Minkah Fitzpatrick and Josh Rosen.   Baker Mayfield is expected to take center-stage at the Senior Bowl in Mobile, Ala. This draft figures to be quarterback heavy, with potentially...
Iowa-Ohio State wrestling: Time, TV channel, how to watch online (Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018)

Iowa-Ohio State wrestling: Time, TV channel, how to watch online (Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018)

The No. 4-ranked Iowa wrestling team faces its greatest challenge of the season when it travels to No. 2 Ohio State for a pivotal Big Ten dual at 3:30 p.m. ET in Columbus, Ohio. Both teams are 9-0 overall and 4-0 in Big Ten duals. Iowa has won the last three meetings, including the 2017 dual 21-13 in Iowa City. But Ohio State national champion Kyle Snyder did not wrestle in...
No. 23 Michigan-Rutgers basketball: Time, TV channel, how to watch online (January 21, 2018)

No. 23 Michigan-Rutgers basketball: Time, TV channel, how to watch online (January 21, 2018)

Michigan basketball hosts Rutgers on Sunday, Jan. 21, at the Crisler Center in Ann Arbor. Find the game time, TV channel, watch online, radio and streaming information for the game below. The Wolverines (16-5, 5-3 Big Ten) lost at Nebraska in their last game, 72-52, in what was their largest margin of defeat this season and their lowest offensive output. They will attempt...
Analysis: John Calipari says Kentucky is ‘fine’ after Florida loss, but is it?

Analysis: John Calipari says Kentucky is ‘fine’ after Florida loss, but is it?

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Kentucky lost for the second time in as many games, the third time in SEC play and fifth time overall this season on Saturday night against Florida. The Wildcats coughed up mind-boggling turnovers, had another horrible 3-point shooting night, turned a rousing start into a rotten finish again. But strangely, when it was over, the 66-64...
Kentucky basketball: Freshman guard Jemarl Baker ‘not close’ to returning

Kentucky basketball: Freshman guard Jemarl Baker ‘not close’ to returning

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Freshman shooting guard Jemarl Baker has been sidelined the whole season after having a knee surgery in the preseason, and Kentucky will likely be without him for the foreseeable future. “I don’t think he’s close,” Calipari said Saturday after Kentucky’s loss to Florida on Saturday. “I haven’t seen him...
Kentucky basketball: What John Calipari said after Kentucky’s loss to Florida

Kentucky basketball: What John Calipari said after Kentucky’s loss to Florida

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Kentucky fell to Florida 66-64 Saturday night at Rupp Arena, and the first question John Calipari fielded after the game was about a controversial no-call that left Wildcats fans furious. Here’s everything Calipari said after the game. Q. Did you think PJ Washington was fouled on the final play? COACH CALIPARI: Let me — I’ve been asked...
Kentucky basketball: Wildcats react to late, controversial no-call on tying attempt

Kentucky basketball: Wildcats react to late, controversial no-call on tying attempt

LEXINGTON, Ky. — John Calipari couldn’t believe he was asked about the no-call that went against Kentucky in the final seconds of a 66-64 loss Saturday to Florida, but surely the coach knew the question was coming. “I’ve been asked some dumb questions in my life — I don’t mean to embarrass you — but everybody saw it,” Calipari said of ...
The 3-pointer: What we learned from Alabama basketball’s XX Mississippi State

The 3-pointer: What we learned from Alabama basketball’s XX Mississippi State

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Alabama basketball needed all 40 minutes to put away the Mississippi State Bulldogs on Saturday night. After building a 20-point lead, Alabama watched it all slip away and had to hang on for a 68-62 victory inside Coleman Coliseum. Alabama was without star freshman Collin Sexton (abdominal) for the second straight game. Alabama missed Collin Sexton’s offensive punch...
Controversial call: Did refs miss no-call in final seconds of Florida-Kentucky finish?

Controversial call: Did refs miss no-call in final seconds of Florida-Kentucky finish?

It wouldn’t be SEC basketball without a little bit of controversy at the end of games. Saturday night’s thriller between Florida and Kentucky was no different. The Gators came away victorious, winning 66-64 in Lexington. And Kentucky certainly had its chances to tie or win the game down the stretch. But it’s worth wondering if forward P.J. Washington should&rsquo...
Florida basketball: Gators close out momentous win at Kentucky to stay atop SEC standings

Florida basketball: Gators close out momentous win at Kentucky to stay atop SEC standings

Speaking a day earlier, Florida coach Mike White wouldn’t assign any heightened significance to the Gators’ clash with Kentucky at Rupp Arena on Saturday night. Just one of the many games left on the schedule, White said. But this wasn’t just any win for the Gators as they took control late and finished off a 66-64 victory over the No. 18 Wildcats. Florida (14-5, 6-1...
Kentucky basketball: Wildcats save streak of consecutive games with a 3-pointer

Kentucky basketball: Wildcats save streak of consecutive games with a 3-pointer

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Kentucky’s streak of 1,031 consecutive games with a made 3-pointer was in question Saturday against Florida, but redshirt freshman guard Hamidou Diallo sank a deep shot from the corner with 8:10 left in the game. Kentucky has now gone 1,032 consecutive games with a make from deep. It’s the longest 3-point streak in the nation followed by UNLV...
South Carolina basketball: What Frank Martin said after the Tennessee game

South Carolina basketball: What Frank Martin said after the Tennessee game

COLUMBIA, S.C. – South Carolina basketball coach Frank Martin met with reporters after the 70-63 loss to No. 21 Tennessee. Here’s what the Gamecocks coach had to say, after the Gamecocks dropped to 12-7 (3-4 SEC). “Unfortunately, we let a great opportunity slipped right through our hands. We were playing with fire with our low shooting percentage, but what...
Former Penn State S Troy Apke wins NFLPA Collegiate Bowl MVP

Former Penn State S Troy Apke wins NFLPA Collegiate Bowl MVP

After each college football season, numerous postseason all-star games take place leading up to the NFL draft each April. One such game is the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl, and former Penn State safety Troy Apke showed scouts why he belongs at the next level. The National squad faced the American team, and Apke’s National side won the game convincingly, 23-0. Apke was the...
3 things from Tennessee basketball 70-63 win at South Carolina

3 things from Tennessee basketball 70-63 win at South Carolina

Tennessee earned a hard-fought road win at South Carolina on Saturday night, topping the Gamecocks 70-63 at Colonial Life Arena. Vols’ guard Lamonte Turner came off the bench to score a game-high 23 points, pacing No. 21-ranked Tennessee (13-5, 4-3 SEC) early and often against South Carolina (12-7, 3-4). Turner was 6-of-9 shooting from the floor (3-of-3 from three) and...
Kentucky basketball: 5-star target Zion Williamson commits to Duke

Kentucky basketball: 5-star target Zion Williamson commits to Duke

Zion Williamson, the No. 3 prospect in the 2018 class, committed to Duke on Saturday night. He chose the Blue Devils over Kentucky, Clemson, North Carolina, Kansas and South Carolina. The 6-foot-6 and 275-pound forward was the highest-ranked prospect available in the 2018 class. The Spartanburg, S.C., native was heavily favored to commit to Clemson. Kentucky hasn’t signed...
South Carolina basketball: Observations from the Tennessee game

South Carolina basketball: Observations from the Tennessee game

COLUMBIA, S.C. — The South Carolina basketball to No. 21 Tennessee on Saturday night at Colonial Life Arena, 70-63. A couple of quick observations: Chris Silva spent much of the evening in foul trouble. Without his presence inside, South Carolina gave up a lot in the paint to Tennessee, where the Vols dominated, 32-16. Somehow, it didn’t carry over...
Instant analysis: No. 17 Auburn basketball stifles Georgia in another second-half comeback win

Instant analysis: No. 17 Auburn basketball stifles Georgia in another second-half comeback win

AUBURN, Ala. — There’s just something about Auburn basketball in the second half — especially at home — that can’t be explained this season. No. 17 Auburn trailed by double-digits once again late in the first half of an SEC game. And, once again, Bruce Pearl’s Tigers rallied to keep their spot atop the SEC standings with a 79-65 win inside...
In-state 2019 DE Cameron Williams flips from Florida to Miami

In-state 2019 DE Cameron Williams flips from Florida to Miami

Literally minutes after the Gators got great news for their 2018 recruiting class, they got less than stellar news for their 2019 class. Cameron Williams, a 3-star defensive end from Hollywood, Fla., in the class of 2019, announced his decision to flip his commitment from Florida to Miami on his Twitter account on Saturday night. 247Sports lists Williams as the 30th-best...
Florida lands commitment from 4-star WR Justin Watkins

Florida lands commitment from 4-star WR Justin Watkins

Florida coach Dan Mullen landed a commitment Saturday from 4-star wide receiver Justin Watkins. The Under Armour All-American from East Ridge High School (Clermont, Fla.) is one of five official visitors for the Gators this weekend. The post Florida lands commitment from 4-star WR Justin Watkins appeared first on SEC Country.
South Carolina football: Colonial Life Arena greets the Gamecocks

South Carolina football: Colonial Life Arena greets the Gamecocks

COLUMBIA, S.C. — The South Carolina football team was recognized on Saturday, during halftime of the men’s basketball game against Tennessee. SEC Country was on hand as Will Muschamp and the Gamecocks were greeted by a near-capcity crowd at Colonial Life Arena. Check out the Facebook Live below. Updates from the Gamecocks recruiting weekend ...
Florida basketball: 3 keys for Gators in SEC showdown at Kentucky

Florida basketball: 3 keys for Gators in SEC showdown at Kentucky

Florida basketball coach Mike White didn’t want to feed any more into the hype for the Gators’ visit to No. 18 Kentucky on Saturday night. Yes, it’s the biggest SEC showdown yet for his team and a chance for Florida to continue establishing itself atop the conference standings. And yes, Kentucky is Kentucky and the Gators’ history at Rupp Arena says...
Alabama football: Rashaan Evans explains why he’s skipping Senior Bowl

Alabama football: Rashaan Evans explains why he’s skipping Senior Bowl

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Alabama linebacker Rashaan Evans was one of two late scratches from the Senior Bowl roster along with Crimson Tide defensive back Anthony Averett. During Alabama’s national championship celebration, Evans explained his decision not to play in the game. “The whole reason for that, man, was really just for be focused on the Combine,” Evans said...
Arkansas holds off late rally against Ole Miss to stay out of SEC basement

Arkansas holds off late rally against Ole Miss to stay out of SEC basement

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Finally. It had been a month since anyone had seen the Arkansas basketball team. The real Arkansas basketball team. They returned at last Saturday afternoon inside Bud Walton Arena. The team that titillated and enraptured the state back in nonconference play had been on the side of a milk carton since. Six games of mostly subpar basketball in SEC...
Nick Saban’s “We’re not finished” caps Alabama’s national championship celebration

Nick Saban’s “We’re not finished” caps Alabama’s national championship celebration

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — The University of Alabama held another national championship parade and celebration on Saturday afternoon, which began at Denny Chimes on campus and concluded with Nick Saban’s address in front of Bryant-Denny Stadium. Here’s what he said: “Thank you so much for the support that you’ve created, not only in being a part of this...
WATCH: Minkah Fitzpatrick gets Nick Saban to join in on signing ‘We are the Champoins’

WATCH: Minkah Fitzpatrick gets Nick Saban to join in on signing ‘We are the Champoins’

It’s pretty clear that Minkah Fitzpatrick and Nick Saban have a special bond. So much so that even Fitzpatrick is able to get Saban to crack a smile. While honoring the team at the national title parade, Queen’s We are the Champions was playing and a a number of players were taking in the moment, swaying side-to-side, and even singing along. At the...
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