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Archdeacon: A teary UD Arena farewell for Flyers’ Layfield

It had been her last time playing at UD Arena and at mid-court it hit her. JaVonna Layfield — biting her lip to try to stave off the welling emotion — stopped near the big logo and slowly surveyed the scene Wednesday night. Her coach, Shauna Green, was behind her, wearing a headset as she talked to the radio guys on press row. A couple of her Dayton Flyers teammates were down beyond he...


Video: Canadian player removes silver medal after loss to Team USA - just part of most heated rivalry in Olympics

Video: Canadian player removes silver medal after loss to Team USA - just part of most heated rivalry in Olympics

It’s the most heated rivalry in women’s hockey - maybe all of sports.  So Team Canada’s 3-2 shootout loss to rival Team USA in the gold medal game is going to hurt for the next four years.  Which is why Canadian defensemen Jocelyne Larocque removed her silver medal after Wednesday’s loss.  She could barely give a short statement after the loss, due to the disappointment...
Dayton trying to improve A-10 seed with three games left

Dayton trying to improve A-10 seed with three games left

The race for the Atlantic 10 Conference regular-season championship came down to the final week, if not the final day, in the last nine seasons. Last season, Dayton clinched the outright title, its first ever, by beating Virginia Commonwealth on Senior Night. That’s often how it’s done in the A-10. Nothing comes easy. However, this year has been different. With three games left, No. 18...
5 reasons drafting QB would make sense for the Bengals

5 reasons drafting QB would make sense for the Bengals

Before we get started, let me say two things. First: I doubt the Bengals will draft Lamar Jackson even though I believe it could make them better in the long run.  Second: I am always a proponent of sitting a quarterback early in his career. Perhaps that makes the Bengals and Jackson a more natural fit in my eyes than someone else’s.  Admittedly, this is more a fun thought experiment...
Dayton at Rhode Island: What you need to know about Friday’s game

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

Who: Dayton (13-14, 7-8) at No. 18 Rhode Island (22-4, 14-1) When: 7 p.m., Tuesday Where: Ryan Center, Kingston, R.I. TV/Radio: ESPN2; AM 1290, News 95.7 WHIO » SAINT LOUIS GAME: Photos | Notes: Landers makes key play | Kostas steps up Probable Dayton starters Josh Cunningham, 6-7, R-Jr., F, 16.1 Darrell Davis, 6-5, Sr., G, 15.9 Trey Landers, 6-5, So., G, 10.6 Jalen Crutcher, 6-1, Fr., G, 9...
Prep basketball: Badin taking burst of momentum into D-II sectional

Prep basketball: Badin taking burst of momentum into D-II sectional

The pendulum has swung back in the winning direction for Badin High School’s boys basketball team this season. The Rams started the season 7-2, then went 2-7 to fall back to .500. Now they’re on a four-game winning streak heading into the Division II tournament. “I haven’t really been around a winning program on the varsity level, so it’s definitely good,” senior...
U.S. women's hockey team wins Olympic gold

U.S. women's hockey team wins Olympic gold

The United States has defeated Canada 3-2 to win the gold medal in women’s hockey at the 2018 Winter Olympics. >> Read more trending news 
Prep girls basketball: Warriors oust Carlisle with strong fourth quarter

Prep girls basketball: Warriors oust Carlisle with strong fourth quarter

Crunch time did not belong to Carlisle High School’s girls basketball team Wednesday night, and that’s how its season ended. Dayton Christian grabbed control of the Division III sectional semifinal in the fourth quarter, pulling away from a 24-all tie at the third stop to post a 44-37 victory at Covington. It was the sixth straight tournament-opening defeat for the Indians (10-13), who...
Wright State vs. IUPUI: Everything you need to know about Friday’s game

Wright State vs. IUPUI: Everything you need to know about Friday’s game

Who: Wright State (21-8, 13-3) vs. IUPUI (10-17, 7-9) When: 11 a.m. Friday Where: Indiana Farmers Coliseum TV/Radio: ESPN3/106.5 ›› Looking at Wright State’s possible path to a championship Probable Wright State starters Grant Benzinger, 6-3, Sr. G, 14.5 Parker Ernsthausen, 6-11, Jr., F, 5.1 Mark Hughes, 6-4, Jr, G, 10.1 Loudon Love, 6-9, Fr., C, 12.6 Cole Gentry, 5-10, So., G...

HS Roundup 2/21: Vine leads Bellbrook past CJ

Bekah Vine scored 19 points to help Bellbrook hold off a Chaminade Julienne rally for a 68-64 win in a girls Division II sectional basketball game on Wednesday. Vine led four players in double-digit scoring for Bellbrook. Maren Freudenchuss and Cassidy Hofacker each had 11 and Siera Ferguson tallied 10. Dallas Jones paced CJ with 15 points. Girls Basketball Newton 47, Troy Christian 42: Tatum McBride...

HS Scores 2/21: Wayne wins big, McBride scores 29 for Newton

Boys Basketball Tuesday’s Results Catholic Central 61, Fairbanks 54 Ponitz 92, West Carrollton 46: Smith (P) 20. Girls Basketball Sectional Tournament Division I Tuesday’s Games At Lakota East Lakota West 66, Colerain 13 Little Miami 52, Middletown 36 At Troy Tecumseh 64, Lebanon 58: Thomas (T) 29; White (L) 16. Fairmont 45, Butler 31 Wednesday’s Games At Lakota East Ursuline 74...
Dayton women win 16th straight game, clinch outright A-10 title

Dayton women win 16th straight game, clinch outright A-10 title

The University of Dayton women’s basketball team made it 16 in a row Wednesday night. The Flyers (22-4, 15-0) rallied from a controversial end of the third quarter to score a 71-66 victory over George Mason and clinch the outright regular-season Atlantic 10 title. Dayton’s Jordan Wilmoth tipped in a missed layup by Lauren Cannatelli just before the horn sounded to end the third to give...
Archdeacon: Antetokounmpo gives Flyers, fans something to dance about

Archdeacon: Antetokounmpo gives Flyers, fans something to dance about

The night went from dancing feet to stocking feet. As the Dayton Flyers starters were being announced, Kostas Antetokounmpo was doing another of his pregame dances. “Before the games start – during presentations when they say the players’ names — I got my little dance routine,” the 6-foot-10 backup big man said with a laugh. “I try to make the game as fun as I can...
Tecumseh girls hold off Lebanon in up-tempo upset

Tecumseh girls hold off Lebanon in up-tempo upset

The Tecumseh Arrows don’t take the court again until Monday. They’ll gladly take that break to rest up from Tuesday’s Division I sectional tournament victory, a 64-58 upset over Lebanon that resembled a track meet in high tops. Fittingly, the fourth quarter was a sprint to the finish. Seventh-seeded Tecumseh and No. 3 Lebanon combined for 37 points, nearly matching the offensive...
Reds: Ex-Dragon Long competing at second base

Reds: Ex-Dragon Long competing at second base

Shed Long loved football, Auburn football to be exact, but at 5-foot-8 and 184 pounds, the former Dayton Dragon decided baseball was his destiny. Blessed with exceptional athletic ability, Shedrick Bernard Long played football at Jacksonville High School near Talladega Alabama, where his father, also named Shed, was a police officer. Long played slot back and cornerback. MORE REDS COVERAGE »...
Centerville diver aims for top-three finish at state meet

Centerville diver aims for top-three finish at state meet

In the sport of diving, where many of his competitors at this weekend’s state meet have been training through gymnastics since they were 6, Centerville senior Austin Flaute has made a name for himself in four short years. And perhaps nowhere did that sink in more for Flaute than at the Division I swimming and diving state championships his sophomore season, just his second year of diving. As...
Here’s a terrible idea baseball should not adopt

Here’s a terrible idea baseball should not adopt

Rich Eisen did all of us in sports media with a clicks quote a solid Wednesday by passing on a terrible idea he heard about from someone who works for Major League Baseball.  Per Eisen, who has overcome his University of Michigan education to become one of the better sports personalities working today, “one MLB executive” suggested to him it might be interesting to give managers the...
Grant, players thank Dayton fans after victory against Saint Louis

Grant, players thank Dayton fans after victory against Saint Louis

Dayton Flyers coach Anthony Grant and his players walk to the locker room at UD Arena after shaking hands with the opposing team after most games. On Tuesday, after beating Saint Louis 53-50, they took a detour to thank the fans in the student section. The last two seasons, Dayton has celebrated Senior Night victories with the students. This wasn’t Senior Night. Grant just thought it was...
Cincinnati Reds add another young pitcher

Cincinnati Reds add another young pitcher

The Cincinnati Reds made a roster move Wednesday, acquiring Miguel Medrano from the Texas Rangers.  He is a right-handed pitcher who is headed to the Reds’ affiliated in the Dominican Summer League.  He spent the last two seasons in that league, where 10 of his 15 appearances were starts.  Medrano went 5-1 last season with a 2.75 ERA. He struck out 61 and walked only seven in...
Sports Today: Basketball is fun again for Flyers, Buckeyes

Sports Today: Basketball is fun again for Flyers, Buckeyes

Basketball is officially fun again for the Flyers and Buckeyes — at least for another few days.  Dayton and Ohio State both got back into the winning column last night, games that had very different importances.  Obviously, the Flyers needed to win in order to keep hope alive for a winning season. The odds might still be against it, but long odds are better than none.  Beyond...
How did 'average' skier Elizabeth Swaney make it to the 2018 Winter Olympics?

How did 'average' skier Elizabeth Swaney make it to the 2018 Winter Olympics?

One skier who competed in the women's halfpipe at the 2018 Winter Olympics really stood out – but not for her skills. American Elizabeth Swaney, a member of Hungary's team who finished in last place Monday after a qualifying run that Deadspin described as "thoroughly average," apparently was able to game the Olympics' quota system to get to Pyeongchang. She also met another requirement...
Prep girls basketball: Ferrell leads ‘inspired’ Wildcats past Badin

Prep girls basketball: Ferrell leads ‘inspired’ Wildcats past Badin

Layne Ferrell didn’t have the time or the mind-set for pain Tuesday night. The Franklin High School junior guard may have suffered a significant wrist injury in the regular-season finale against Valley View nearly two weeks ago, but she performed just fine in a Division II sectional semifinal against Badin. Ferrell totaled 20 points, 15 rebounds, three assists and three steals as the Wildcats...
Prep girls basketball: Surging Monroe will play for sectional title

Prep girls basketball: Surging Monroe will play for sectional title

There wasn’t much suspense involved in Monroe High School’s latest girls basketball victory. The Hornets’ pressure defense dominated Southwestern Buckeye League rival Oakwood in a Division II sectional semifinal Tuesday night and powered Monroe to a 55-33 victory at Lebanon. “We knew what we needed to do and got it done,” said sophomore guard Olivia Wells-Daniels, who...
Dayton Flyers: Landers’ highlight-reel dunk a momentum-swinger

Dayton Flyers: Landers’ highlight-reel dunk a momentum-swinger

Dayton Flyers guard Trey Landers watched the video of his alley-oop dunk on a reporter’s computer after the game. “Can I get an #SCTop10?!” Landers shouted. ESPN’s SportsCenter couldn’t do much better than this dunk, not only because it thrilled the crowd of 12,577 at UD Arena but because it was timely. The dunk by Landers, with an assist by freshman point guard Jalen...
Antetokounmpo comes up big for Dayton in victory against Saint Louis

Antetokounmpo comes up big for Dayton in victory against Saint Louis

Forward Josh Cunningham ran to the locker room after the Dayton Flyers beat Saint Louis 53-50 and shouted, “Kostas came up big!” That would be Kostas Antetokounmpo for everyone who forgot him, and they could be forgiven for doing so because he had not played like he did Tuesday for months. Antetokounmpo, a 6-foot-10 redshirt freshman, tied a career high with 12 points on 5-of-6 shooting...

HS Scores 2/20: Tecumseh, Fairmont girls earn sectionals wins

PREP RESULTS Boys Basketball Monday’s Results Regular Season Shekinah Christian 69, Mechanicsburg 52: Hershberger (SC) 17; Young (M) 23. Tuesday’s Results Catholic Central 61, Fairbanks 54 Ponitz 92, West Carrollton 46: Smith (P) 20. Girls Basketball Sectional Tournament Division I Tuesday’s Games At Lakota East Lakota West 66, Colerain 13 Little Miami 52, Middletown 36 At Troy Tecumseh...

HS Roundup 2/20: Ponitz boys knock off West Carrollton

The Ponitz boys basketball team knocked off West Carrollton in an dominant 92-46 regular season victory. Jaron Smith led Ponitz with 20 points in the win, tacking on five assists. Damonte Bailey (16 points, 15 rebounds), Eric Sealey (13 points, 12 rebounds) and Malik Pooler (10 points, 10 rebounds) all recorded double-doubles on the night. Derrick Henderson rounded out the scoring with 18 points,...
Dayton rallies from 13-point deficit to beat Saint Louis

Dayton rallies from 13-point deficit to beat Saint Louis

Kostas Antetokounmpo starred in the second for the Dayton Flyers, who rallied to beat Saint Louis 53-50 on Tuesday at UD Arena. Antetokounmpo scored 12 points on 5-of-6 shooting. He added four rebounds and three blocks. Dayton trailed 33-20 two minutes into the second half. It tied the game at 37-37 on a jumper by Trey Landers at the 10:39 mark. Dayton took its first lead of the second half on a 3-pointer...
Hartsock: 5 things to know from Tuesday at Reds spring training

Hartsock: 5 things to know from Tuesday at Reds spring training

  BRRRRR: A chilly day in Goodyear with the temperature near 40 degrees in the morning under clear blue skies. On the bright side it was picture day so the workout started a little later. Among the photos, the guys got to pose for their 2018 Topps trading card.   No. 11 as manager?: Barry Larkin with an interesting comment about his future. The Hall of Famer said some of the minor league...
Cincinnati Reds: Barry Larkin muses about managing hometown team

Cincinnati Reds: Barry Larkin muses about managing hometown team

Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame shortstop Barry Larkin is entering his third season as a special assistant to the team’s general manager.  Could he some day do more?  The Cincinnati native did not rule out some day managing the Reds when asked Tuesday in Arizona.  The Reds, of course, have a manager already in Bryan Price, but the prospect of Larkin assuming that role some day was...
Wayne, Trotwood finish top 5 in final state polls

Wayne, Trotwood finish top 5 in final state polls

GWOC reps Wayne and Trotwood-Madison finished among the top 10 in their respective divisions of the final Associated Press boys state basketball polls that were released on Tuesday. No. 1 most of the season, Wayne (20-1) finished No. 3 in D-I. Trotwood (19-3) was No. 5 in D-II. Both are top seeds in their sectionals. Two Midwest Athletic Conference teams matched also were among the top 10, No. 6 Versailles...
7 things to know about Urbana University football

7 things to know about Urbana University football

The Miami Valley offers no shortage of options when it comes to furthering a football career after high school.  Tyler Haines wants to make sure area players know Urbana University is one.  Here are seven things to know about the Blue Knights: After winning two games his first season and three in his second, Haines led the Blue Knights to a 5-6 record in 2017.  The Piqua native spent...
Reds pitcher making strides with help from teammate

Reds pitcher making strides with help from teammate

Cody Reed’s obvious talents have yet to lead to major-league success. That’s where fellow pitcher Michael Lorenzen enters the picture. Lorenzen’s locker is a few feet from Reed’s and the two talk a lot. It appears Lorenzen has been able to turn the light switch on for Reed, who does not want to be remembered as the guy the Reds got for Johnny Cueto who didn’t produce...
5 things to know about Wright State’s win against Cleveland State

5 things to know about Wright State’s win against Cleveland State

For the fifth time this season Wright State rallied from at least eight points down to win, beating Cleveland State 72-63 Monday night to remain tied with Northern Kentucky for first place in the Horizon League. The win sets up a three-team weekend showdown between the Raiders, NKU and UIC to determine the regular-season champion and No. 1 seed for the conference tournament. WSU finished...
Louisville basketball team stripped of 2013 NCAA title

Louisville basketball team stripped of 2013 NCAA title

The NCAA stripped the University of Louisville of its 2013 national basketball title and mandated that the school must vacate 123 wins between 2011 and 2015, the organization said on its website Tuesday. The decision by an NCAA panel denied the Cardinals' appeals in a sex scandal case. The NCAA’s appeals committee also upheld the Division I Committee’s decision in June 2017 to require...
State swimming: Fairmont’s Berning confident heading to Canton

State swimming: Fairmont’s Berning confident heading to Canton

Margaret Berning’s swimming career has taken her to places like Mesa, Ariz., San Antonio, Minneapolis and Orlando. The next destination? The Fairmont High School senior hopes to visit the top of the podium at the Division I swimming and diving state championships Saturday in Canton. Berning makes her fourth state appearance at the C.T. Branin Natatorium, competing in the 200-yard freestyle and...
College Insider: East’s Emrick leading shooter for Fairmont State

College Insider: East’s Emrick leading shooter for Fairmont State

Andrew Emrick is the top shooter for Fairmont State University’s men’s basketball team this season. The sophomore forward and Lakota East High School graduate has a team-best 56.9 field-goal percentage for the Falcons, who are 19-7 overall and 15-5 in the Mountain East Conference Emrick has made 15 starts and is averaging 10.5 points, 3.7 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game. FSU, based in...
LOOK: Mississippi State coach Vic Schaefer writes $10K check to local Boys & Girls Club

LOOK: Mississippi State coach Vic Schaefer writes $10K check to local Boys & Girls Club

A promise is a promise! Mississippi State women’s basketball coach Vic Schaefer held up to his deal with the Greater Triangle Boys & Girls Club, whipping out his checkbook after the Bulldogs victory against Auburn on Thursday night and writing a check for $10,000. The reason? Mississippi State fans surpassed 110,000 people in attendance this season as Bulldogs games, and that...
WATCH: John Calipari, Kentucky greet members of 1978 championship team

WATCH: John Calipari, Kentucky greet members of 1978 championship team

Kentucky has one of the most legendary histories in college basketball, with eight national championships and 2,256 wins achieved since the first season in 1903. Some of the members of one of those national championship teams is in Lexington this weekend to celebrate the 40th anniversary of its title run, and they were greeted back to the Kentucky campus by none other than...
University of Missouri Chancellor, President release statement on Dawn Staley’s lawsuit

University of Missouri Chancellor, President release statement on Dawn Staley’s lawsuit

The University of Missouri Chancellor Alexander Cartwright and University of Missouri System President Mun Y. Choi have released a joint statement pertaining the lawsuit South Carolina women’s basketball coach Dawn Staley filed against athletic director Jim Sterk, per Dave Matter. On Thursday, it was reported that Staley had filed a defamation...
WATCH: Tennessee basketball legend Ron Slay hilariously trolls Florida on Instgram

WATCH: Tennessee basketball legend Ron Slay hilariously trolls Florida on Instgram

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee’s basketball win over Florida had a lively crowd that was amped up by the presence of Vols legend Chris Lofton and NBA player Josh Richardson. Other former Tennessee standouts were on hand, too, including Jordan McRae, Bobby Maze and Ron Slay. RELATED: 3 things from Tennessee’s big win over Florida  Slay, always animated and a fan favorite...
Nebraska recruiting: Huskers’ recent offers heavy on tight ends, JUCO linemen

Nebraska recruiting: Huskers’ recent offers heavy on tight ends, JUCO linemen

Stay updated with Nebraska Cornhuskers football recruiting in the latest edition of The Harvest, which posts at 7:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday. Be sure to check out previous editions of  The Harvest here. Nebraska brought in two tight ends in the 2018 class: 4-star prospect Cameron Jurgens and 3-star prospect Katerian Legrone. Both offer...
Chris Russo crushes idea of Tim Tebow in major leagues: ‘What is this? A carnival act?’

Chris Russo crushes idea of Tim Tebow in major leagues: ‘What is this? A carnival act?’

One pundit crushed the idea of Tim Tebow appearing in the major leagues with the New York Mets. On Thursday, The Rich Eisen Show interviewed SiriusXM analyst Chris “Mad Dog” Russo, who’s known to have colorful opinions about a variety of sports topics. Eisen talked baseball with Russo and raised the possibility of the former Florida quarterback providing...
Penn State recruiting: Nittany Lions span the country in search of RBs

Penn State recruiting: Nittany Lions span the country in search of RBs

Stay updated as Penn State rises toward the top of the recruiting rankings! Don’t miss the coverage from  Tyler Donohue, who brings a decade of experience as a national college football reporter and a recruiting department staff member with a Big Ten program. Read his daily notebooks  here at 7:20 p.m. ET Monday...
Wisconsin-Northwestern basketball: Score, live updates, stats (February 22, 2018)

Wisconsin-Northwestern basketball: Score, live updates, stats (February 22, 2018)

Wisconsin basketball plays against Northwestern on Thursday, Feb. 22. The game starts at 6 p.m. CT. Stay here for score, stats and box score from the game below. Tweets about from:@badgermbb !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0],p=/^http:/.test(d.location)?'http':'https';if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src=p+"://platform.twitter.com/widgets...
Report: Missouri forward Michael Porter Jr. cleared for basketball activities

Report: Missouri forward Michael Porter Jr. cleared for basketball activities

Michael Porter Jr.’s return to the lineup for the Missouri Tigers could be imminent. According to a report from CBS Sports’ Jon Rothstein, Porter has been cleared for all basketball activities. Porter has been out for nearly the entire season as he recovers from back surgery that initially came with a three-to-four month recovery period. Missouri head coach Cuonzo Martin has...
Kentucky basketball: Jack Givens, Kyle Macy of 1978 national title team comment on current Cats

Kentucky basketball: Jack Givens, Kyle Macy of 1978 national title team comment on current Cats

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Kentucky’s 1978 national title team was constructed a bit differently than John Calipari’s current Wildcats. Jack Givens and Rick Robey led as senior All-Americans. Four of Kentucky’s top five scorers were seniors. Kyle Macy was a young All-SEC sophomore. Forty years have passed since coach Joe B. Hall’s 1978 club topped Duke in...
Report: SEC fines Missouri AD Jim Sterk $25,000 after Dawn Staley files lawsuit

Report: SEC fines Missouri AD Jim Sterk $25,000 after Dawn Staley files lawsuit

Missouri athletic director Jim Sterk reportedly has been fined. On Thursday, The Kansas City Star’s Chris Fickett reported that the SEC had fined Sterk $25,000. The development came shortly after it was revealed that South Carolina women’s basketball coach Dawn Staley had filed a defamation lawsuit against Sterk, who alleged that Staley “promoted” ...
Year 1 done: Auburn RB Devan Barrett ‘appreciates’ coaching, Kerryon Johnson’s impact

Year 1 done: Auburn RB Devan Barrett ‘appreciates’ coaching, Kerryon Johnson’s impact

Devan Barrett’s takeaways from his freshman season had little to do with his own on-field experiences. The Tampa, Fla., native totaled 79 yards on 14 carries, but he also took note of everything happening around him as Auburn climbed to the top of the SEC. It was a memorable year to say the least. “ He seems really, really happy,” said Tampa Catholic High...
Question of the Day: Biggest surprise from Alabama’s finalized coaching staff

Question of the Day: Biggest surprise from Alabama’s finalized coaching staff

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — We’re pushing through the early part of the offseason after Alabama’s championship run, and we’re here to answer any questions you have. The players are locked in on the spring semester while the coaching staff is looking ahead to the 2019 recruiting cycle. Here’s our question of the day —  go here for other Alabama...
John Beilein: Michigan will not claim Louisville’s vacated 2013 national title

John Beilein: Michigan will not claim Louisville’s vacated 2013 national title

Michigan technically won more games than any other team in the 2013 NCAA Tournament. But John Beilein says the Wolverines are not going to claim credit for the title in the wake of Louisville having to vacate the 2013 championship. “We didn’t win it all. We lost to a great team. If someone else wants to come and say ‘hey, you won it all, you’re the champion.&rsquo...
Marshall defensive tackle Larry Aaron III dies after paralysis suffered protecting girlfriend from gunfire

Marshall defensive tackle Larry Aaron III dies after paralysis suffered protecting girlfriend from gunfire

An utterly devastating story to pass along from Marshall University, as a 19-year-old football player has died after being paralyzed in a shooting incident on New Year’s Eve. Larry Aaron III, a redshirt sophomore defensive tackle for the Thundering Herd, has passed away Thursday as a result of his injuries. His head football coach at Marshall John Doc Holliday confirmed...
Former LSU RB Derrius Guice, Texas A&M signee engage in vicious Twitter fight

Former LSU RB Derrius Guice, Texas A&M signee engage in vicious Twitter fight

LSU running back Derrius Guice played three years of SEC football. He amassed more than 3,000 yards with 32 touchdowns and could go in the first or second round of the NFL draft. Leon O’Neal Jr. hasn’t played a down yet, but he is a signed member of Texas A&M’s 2018 class. O’Neal didn’t seem to mind his inexperience when he got into a heated Twitter fight...
Who will be first LSU player taken in 2018 NFL Draft?

Who will be first LSU player taken in 2018 NFL Draft?

SEC Country reporter Alex Hickey will answer your LSU Tigers sports queries each weekday in our LSU Question of the Day. Join the conversation by sending your questions via Twitter to  @SECCountryLSU,  @bigahickey or by email to Alex at  alex.hickey@coxinc.com. Mel Kiper Jr.’s second mock draft...
New Gators QBs coach Brian Johnson explains why he left coordinator job to rejoin Dan Mullen

New Gators QBs coach Brian Johnson explains why he left coordinator job to rejoin Dan Mullen

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — It’s not often a college football coach leaves behind a coordinator job to voluntarily become a position coach, but Brian Johnson has done it twice now in his young career. Both times to realign with Dan Mullen, who coached him in college at Utah and has remained close with him throughout his rise in the profession. Johnson left his coordinator...
Former LSU star Arden Key reveals biggest mistake after returning to field last year

Former LSU star Arden Key reveals biggest mistake after returning to field last year

Arden Key is one of the more fascinating prospects entering the NFL draft. Many observers consider the former LSU outside linebacker to be a first-round talent. However, he had a disappointing end to his Tigers career when he totaled just 33 tackles with 5.5 sacks in 2017 as a junior. He had a career-high 55 tackles with 12.5 sacks in 2016. His final...
Report: Tennessee in contact with 2 grad-transfer quarterbacks; 1 visiting this weekend

Report: Tennessee in contact with 2 grad-transfer quarterbacks; 1 visiting this weekend

Quarterback is by no means a settled position for Tennessee with spring practice quickly approaching. The Vols have not yet offered a quarterback, according to Sports Illustrated’s Bruce Feldman. They are pursuing two signal callers in graduate transfers Gardner Minshew from East Carolina and Keller Chryst from Stanford. Tennessee currently has two quarterbacks on its roster...
Dan Enos, who spurned Michigan, officially added to Alabama staff

Dan Enos, who spurned Michigan, officially added to Alabama staff

Dan Enos, who joined Michigan’s coaching staff in early January, has taken a job as Alabama’s associate head coach and quarterbacks coach. The Wolverines officially announced Enos’ hiring on Jan. 8., but by by Jan. 25 it was reported he was “expected” to leave for Alabama by Yahoo’s Pete Thamel. Enos was expected to work with Michigan&rsquo...
Gators assistant Larry Scott looking to revitalize Florida’s tight end position

Gators assistant Larry Scott looking to revitalize Florida’s tight end position

GAINESVILLE, Fla. —  New Florida tight ends coach Larry Scott first began coaching the position at USF in 2007. Just up the road in Gainesville, the Gators boasted one of the nation’s top tight ends in Cornelius Ingram and had another highly touted freshman at the position — Aaron Hernandez. He would go on to win the John Mackey Award in 2009 after leading ...
WATCH: SEC Country Live, February 22

WATCH: SEC Country Live, February 22

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 ...
Arkansas has too many scholarship players, so someone is leaving, but who?

Arkansas has too many scholarship players, so someone is leaving, but who?

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. These are the sorts of questions that upon my answering, earn...
Why is Tennessee football considering bump in ticket prices?

Why is Tennessee football considering bump in ticket prices?

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee athletic director Phillip Fulmer likes the direction the Vols sports programs are heading and how his coaches are going about their business. RELATED: Why Phillip Fulmer believes in Jeremy Pruitt leading Tennessee football “I’ve held the Director of Athletics role for more than two months now, and the energy level around our 20 athletic programs...
Auburn football has established talent, exciting potential at linebacker

Auburn football has established talent, exciting potential at linebacker

Auburn football will return to action next week 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 move to the linebackers. Middle linebacker Deshaun Davis (Senior) K.J. Britt (Sophomore) Strongside linebacker Darrell Williams (Senior) Chandler...
Nebraska signee Tate Wildeman: ‘There wasn’t another place I wanted to be except Lincoln’

Nebraska signee Tate Wildeman: ‘There wasn’t another place I wanted to be except Lincoln’

Tate Wildeman made two official visits late in the recruiting process. At the time of his Nov. 17 official visit to Washington State, the rumors were louder than ever about the future of former Nebraska coach Mike Riley. Despite having been committed to the Huskers since April 16, Wildeman wanted to be sure the decision was right. The visit to Washington State —...
SEC announces team schedules for 2018 Media Days

SEC announces team schedules for 2018 Media Days

The SEC has announced when which schools will appear at its annual media days adventure this summer. After being held in Hoover, Ala. for many years, the event will move to Atlanta and take place at the College Football Hall of Fame from July 16-19. MONDAY, July 16 Kentucky – Mark Stoops LSU – Ed Orgeron Texas...
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