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Dayton Flyers Top 10: Ranking non-conference games

The non-conference scheduling strategy for the Dayton Flyers men’s basketball program will not change in the Anthony Grant era. Dayton still wants to play four teams, outside its annual exempt tournament, every season that it expects will compete for NCAA tournament berths. “We’ve got to play the best teams we can beat in the non-conference,” said Athletic Director Neil Sullivan...


Browns fall in overtime to Titans, remain winless

Browns fall in overtime to Titans, remain winless

Ryan Succop’s fourth field goal — a 47-yarder with 1:55 left in overtime — extended his NFL record for makes inside 50 yards to 55 straight and sent the Tennessee Titans to an ugly 12-9 win on Sunday over the winless Cleveland Browns, who also lost durable Pro Bowl tackle Joe Thomas with an injury. Succop’s clutch kick enabled the Titans (4-3) to get their second win in six...
Watch: Bengals’ Vontaze Burfict kicks Steelers player

Watch: Bengals’ Vontaze Burfict kicks Steelers player

Vontaze Burfict didn’t waste any time. The Bengals linebacker came out of the tunnel before Sunday’s game against the Steelers and yelled “They ain’t gonna like me today.” He even refused to shake hands during the coin toss. Then he kicked Steelers fullback Roosevelt Nix on the second play of the game. <div></div><br><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"...
Fans react to Joe Thomas’ snaps streak ending

Fans react to Joe Thomas’ snaps streak ending

The NFL’s most impressive streak ended Sunday. Browns left tackle Joe Thomas exited with an elbow injury, concluding his streak at 10,363 snaps. The Browns ran their first play without him in the lineup in 11 seasons. NFL and Browns fans were devastated. <div></div><br><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Seeing...
Joe Thomas’ consecutive snaps streak snapped

Joe Thomas’ consecutive snaps streak snapped

An NFL-record streak was ended today. Joe Thomas was injured in the third quarter of the Browns-Titans game, and so he finally missed a snap. Thomas appeared to injure his elbow. <div></div><br><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">10,363 consecutive offensive plays.<br><br>What an incredible streak for Joe...
Browns bench Kizer for Kessler mid-game

Browns bench Kizer for Kessler mid-game

Here we go again. Hue Jackson, with his team down 6-3, chose to switch quarterbacks in the third quarter of the Browns-Titans game. <div></div><br><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Unbelievable. The <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Browns?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Browns</a> bench...
Pacman, Ross inactive for Steelers game

Pacman, Ross inactive for Steelers game

The Cincinnati Bengals will be without cornerback Adam Jones and wide receiver John Ross today at Pittsburgh. The Bengals listed Ross as questionable on the injury report, meaning he had a 50-50 percent chance of playing, but he will miss his fourth consecutive game after re-aggravating his left knee injury in the Week 2 loss to Houston. ›› 6 things to watch in Bengals-Steelers game...
College football: 7 takeaways from Week 8

College football: 7 takeaways from Week 8

College football raged on this weekend while Ohio State took a Saturday off.  Here is what we learned:  Given Michigan's season-long problems on offense, I never expected the Wolverines to be able to keep up with Penn State on the scoreboard.   Forty-two points are more than I thought the Nittany Lions would put up, though.   PSU did a great job getting favorable matchups...
Wayne junior commits to Dayton women’s basketball

Wayne junior commits to Dayton women’s basketball

College basketball coaches can’t comment on recruits until they sign. That doesn’t stop them from celebrating verbal commitments without naming the players. “Family continuing to grow and we couldn’t be happier,” Dayton women’s coach Shauna Green wrote Saturday on Twitter. Green’s program got a verbal commitment from the class of 2019 on Saturday. Destiny...
Dayton’s Kyle Davis gets G League chance

Dayton’s Kyle Davis gets G League chance

Former Dayton Flyers guard Kyle Davis was named to the training camp roster of the NBA G League’s Rio Grande Valley Vipers on Saturday night. There are 15 players on the roster, including R.J. Hunter, of Georgia State. He’s the son of Georgia State coach Ron Hunter, a Miami University and Chaminade Julienne graduate. Here’s how rosters work in the G League, according to its website...
2017 World Series: 5 fun facts

2017 World Series: 5 fun facts

The Houston Astros punched a ticket to the World Series on Saturday night with a 4-0 victory in Game 7 against the New York Yankees in the American League Championship Series. Game 1 is Tuesday night in Los Angeles, and already this will be a historic Fall Classic. Here’s how: By winning Game 7, the Astros became the first major-league team to reach the World Series by winning pennants in both...
Springfield’s Wells ties for 7th at state golf

Springfield’s Wells ties for 7th at state golf

Springfield junior Lucas Wells learned something about competing in the state golf tournament. You’ve got to relax. Wells found that out in 2016 after qualifying for the tournament as a sophomore. Now a junior, he knows to take everything in stride. After completing his first round on the Ohio State University’s Scarlet Course, Wells went back to Springfield to watch his Wildcats play...
Florida State football coach trades verbal jabs with fan after loss

Florida State football coach trades verbal jabs with fan after loss

It has been a frustrating season for Florida State football coach Jimbo Fisher, who has watched his team stumble to a 2-4 start, including its first 0-3 start at home since 1974. That frustration boiled over Saturday after Fisher and a fan at Tallahassee’s Doak Campbell Stadium got into a verbal altercation after the Seminoles’ 31-28 loss to Louisville. As Fisher exited the field, the...

HS Results 10/21: Belmont downs Western Hills to stay unbeaten

Elijah Malcolm surpassed the 1,000 yard mark for the season and Dawson Martin tallied four touchdowns in leading Belmont to a 47-0 win against Western Hills in Saturday football action. Malcolm rushed for 152 yards with two touchdowns and Martin had three rushing scores and a 39-yard TD reception. Freshman quarterback Tavon Hardwick accounted for two touchdowns, including a 51-yard scamper to open...
Greenon’s Pettit, WL-S’s Stapleton claim district titles

Greenon’s Pettit, WL-S’s Stapleton claim district titles

The top 32 finishers at the Division III district cross-country championships on Saturday advanced to the next round. Greenon High School senior Max Pettit wasn’t taking any chances. Pettit ripped off a personal-best time of 16 minutes, 8 seconds to win the D-III district title at Cedarville University. Pettit held off the top two runners from a Fort Loramie team that’s ranked No. 3 in...
Springboro girls top tough district cross-country field

Springboro girls top tough district cross-country field

It’s not the title the Springboro Panthers want most, but the girls cross-country team will certainly take the Division I district championship Saturday at Cedarville University. The Panthers won in a loaded D-I field to give them a boost of confidence entering next week’s regional championships. Springboro scored 37 points to outdistance Beavercreek (54), Troy (54), Lebanon (98) and Centerville...
Centerville girls finish 2nd at state golf, gain redemption

Centerville girls finish 2nd at state golf, gain redemption

Tears dripped down the face of Centerville junior Marissa Wenzler as she stood staring at the leaderboard of the Ohio State University’s golf course. The Lady Elks didn’t win the state title — Olentangy Orange did by 10 strokes — but Centerville proudly took the runner-up spot while establishing itself as a true “redeem team.” During the 2015 trip to state, Centerville...

College Football: Big third quarter sneds Dayton Flyers past Davidson

The Dayton Flyers enjoyed their most prolific Pioneer Football League offensive showing of the season in a 48-22 rout of Davidson on Saturday, posting highs in points and total yards (501). After falling behind 3-0, Dayton (3-5, 2-3) took its first lead on a 15-yard run by Tucker Yinger, then added two more scores on TD passes from Alex Jeske to Adam Trautman and Matt Tunnacliffe, the latter coming...
6 things to watch for in Bengals games vs. Steelers

6 things to watch for in Bengals games vs. Steelers

As if climbing out of an 0-3 hole to claw back to .500 isn’t tough enough, the Cincinnati Bengals are tasked with completing the ascent by scaling their own personal Everest in the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Bengals (2-3) have lost four in a row, seven of eight and 12 of 15 against their AFC North Division rivals. So a win Sunday at Heinz Field would mean so much more than just getting even on...
Open date gives Ohio State ‘huge advantage’ next week vs. Penn State

Open date gives Ohio State ‘huge advantage’ next week vs. Penn State

Billy Price plans to be sitting in front of a bonfire with his family Saturday night while much of the college football world is watching No. 2 Penn State play No. 19 Michigan. Price, a fifth-year senior center for the Ohio State Buckeyes, hasn’t visited in his family in Austintown, Ohio, in about 10 weeks, he said. They will eat pizza and donuts and “a lot of other fattening things,&rdquo...
World Series tickets for Dodger Stadium games soar in price

World Series tickets for Dodger Stadium games soar in price

Emotions among fans in Southern California were sky-high after the Los Angeles Dodgers nailed down their first World Series berth in 29 years. Also rising are the cost of World Series tickets. According to TicketIQ, a firm that tracks ticket sales and availability, the average asking price for games in Los Angeles are $3,164 per ticket. Only the Chicago Cubs last year, with an average asking...
Elks coach: ‘(Football) playoffs started four or five weeks ago’

Elks coach: ‘(Football) playoffs started four or five weeks ago’

The Greater Western Ohio Conference National East is assured of three teams advancing to the Division I, Region 3 high school football playoffs and a fourth is likely to follow. That’s heady postseason stuff for the area’s big-school, five-team division. Centerville (8-1), Wayne (7-2) and Northmont (7-2) all clinched their spots with Week 9 wins. Centerville also has secured a first-round...
Luke Kennard scores in double figures in NBA debut

Luke Kennard scores in double figures in NBA debut

Franklin native Luke Kennard reached double figures Friday night in his NBA debut for the Detroit Pistons. Kennard came off the bench to score 11 points in the Pistons’ 115-111 loss to the Washington Wizards. The 6-foot-5 guard hit 5 of 8 shots from the field, including 1 of 4 from 3-point range. »RELATED: Franklin cheers ‘favorite son’ going No. 12 in NBA Draft Kennard, the...
Prep football: Fairfield stumbling down the stretch, blanked by Mason

Prep football: Fairfield stumbling down the stretch, blanked by Mason

Fairfield High School football coach Jason Krause finds his team in an unfavorable position as the regular-season finale approaches — backing into the Division I postseason. The Indians dropped a key Region 4 matchup Friday night with a 15-0 loss at Mason, suffering their second consecutive loss and falling to 5-4 overall and 5-2 in the Greater Miami Conference. The loss casts a shadow of uncertainty...
Prep football: Edgewood overpowers LM, savors another SWOC title

Prep football: Edgewood overpowers LM, savors another SWOC title

The ground-and-pound approach worked wonders yet again Friday night for Edgewood High School’s football team. The Cougars rumbled to 428 rushing yards and took care of host Little Miami 34-12 in a Southwest Ohio Conference affair at Hi-Five Field, then found out they had repeated as SWOC champions. Harrison (7-2 overall, 4-1 SWOC) drilled Mount Healthy (4-5, 4-1) by a 37-6 margin, giving Edgewood...
Week 9: Sidney’s Bowser goes over 2,000; Oakwood upsets Franklin; Northmont still hot

Week 9: Sidney’s Bowser goes over 2,000; Oakwood upsets Franklin; Northmont still hot

Rashad McKee threw four touchdown passes and Wayne beat Springfield 28-13 on senior night.  The game was a key matchup for both - Wayne is 7-2 and fourth in their playoff region while Springfield is 6-3 and Springfield. The win for Wayne sets up a showdown with Trotwood next week.  Chaminade Julienne kept hold of a playoff spot after holding off Badin 24-22.  Centerville...
Archdeacon: Czech freshman can’t wait to go ‘crazy’ with Dayton Flyers

Archdeacon: Czech freshman can’t wait to go ‘crazy’ with Dayton Flyers

Other than Dayton, he’s really seen just two places since coming to America this summer. “I’ve been to Washington, D.C. and I went to St. Henry,” said Matej Svoboda, the Dayton Flyers 6-foot-7 freshman forward from Ostrava, Czech Republic. “Oh, and I did go to Columbus for a concert of ‘The Weeknd.’ “ The trip to D.C. was orchestrated by UD teammate...

Outdoors: Fire brings tragedy and destruction

Living in Ohio, I’d say we have it pretty good. Sure, we get some big storms rolling through now and then. Yes, there are occasional tornadoes. And about the time the snow on your patio reaches a foot, you might be dreaming about moving to sunny California. Not so fast. I know some folks who recently relocated from Columbus to the Napa Valley area of northern California. Both you and I might...
Bowling: Joe Poelking earns Hall of Fame nod

Bowling: Joe Poelking earns Hall of Fame nod

Joe Poelking learned by example. “I came into the business in the ’80s and I saw guys who were very involved, their heart and soul was in the business,” he said. “They went out of their way to do it the right way and that was a learning experience for me.” Poelking followed suit as the longtime proprietor has served on local, state and national boards in an effort to...
Prep football: Princeton runs away from Big Blue 31-17

Prep football: Princeton runs away from Big Blue 31-17

For the Hamilton High School football team, a disappointing season took another wrong turn Friday as visiting Princeton ran away from the Big Blue in a 31-17 win. Tyrese Sherman ran for 169 yards and three scores, offsetting Hamilton’s dominating time of possession on Senior Night at Virgil Schwarm Stadium. The Vikings used a punishing ground game, picking up 254 yards on 35 carries while improving...
Roughriders roll past West Liberty-Salem to claim OHC North title

Roughriders roll past West Liberty-Salem to claim OHC North title

With its Ohio Heritage Conference North Division championship and playoff hopes on the line against an unbeaten opponent on Senior Night, the West Liberty-Salem High School football team came out swinging. The Tigers jumped out to a 13-3 first quarter lead against West Jefferson High School at Tiger Stadium on Friday night. »RELATED: Wayne tops Springfield »RELATED: Big 4th quarter lifts...
High School Football: Unbeaten Valley View pulls away from Brookville

High School Football: Unbeaten Valley View pulls away from Brookville

Valley View football coach Bob Skidmore stood back and watched the senior class take part in a tradition former coach Jay Niswonger began. Following the last game the seniors play at Barker Field, the student section and fans form a tunnel the length of the field that the senior members of the football team walk through heading to the locker room. »RELATED: Week 9 Scoreboard »RELATED:...
HS Football: Kenton Ridge rallies past Tecumseh with big 4th quarter

HS Football: Kenton Ridge rallies past Tecumseh with big 4th quarter

Jaden Jenkins made the big hit, fell to the ground and saw the football beneath the running back’s back. He grabbed it and held it up. “I was just praying, looking up at the ref, that he’d call it going our way,” Jenkins said. »RELATED: Week 9 Scoreboard »RELATED: Wayne tops Springfield The fumble recovery was Jenkins’ defining senior moment that secured for...
Prep football: Badin rally falls short as CJ gets seventh straight win

Prep football: Badin rally falls short as CJ gets seventh straight win

Chaminade Julienne High School football coach Marcus Colvin fell to his knees after Badin’s Ethan Krug missed what would’ve been a 44-yard game-winning field goal. “Exhausting,” the seventh-year head coach said with a laugh of relief as his team improved to 7-2 following a 24-22 victory over Badin at Roger Glass Stadium on Friday night. The Eagles had a lot riding on the Week...
Prep football: Middies fight off Oak Hills, snap 18-game losing streak

Prep football: Middies fight off Oak Hills, snap 18-game losing streak

The streak is over. The Middletown High School football team snapped an 18-game losing streak Friday night with a 28-21 Greater Miami Conference win over Oak Hills on Senior Night at Barnitz Stadium. “We knew that it was going to happen eventually,” Middletown coach Lance Engleka said. Middletown senior quarterback Blake Marshall rushed for 166 yards and four touchdowns on 18 carries....
McKee throws four TDs to lead Wayne past Springfield

McKee throws four TDs to lead Wayne past Springfield

L’Christian “Blue” Smith couldn’t have scripted a better Senior Night at Wayne High School. He caught two touchdown passes in a 28-13 victory Friday over Springfield with former Ohio State Buckeyes star Braxton Miller watching from the stands and another Buckeye and Wayne grad, Robert Landers, enjoying the action as well. Smith, who announced his verbal commitment to Ohio...
High School Football: Grandin leads Centerville over Fairmont

High School Football: Grandin leads Centerville over Fairmont

Its undefeated high school football season gone, Centerville regrouped in its grand tradition. That’s equal parts of working hard, getting chippy in practice and unloading the next opportunity. “Coach challenged us this week to bounce back,” said senior receiver Jake Spiewak following a 43-28 defeat of visiting Fairmont on Friday night. “To be honest, Fairmont has always been...
Prep cross country: East’s Horter begins defense of D-I state title

Prep cross country: East’s Horter begins defense of D-I state title

Finishing second at a meet in which you post your best time of the season can — or should — be a wakeup for a runner. Lakota East High School coach Adam Thomas is hoping that happens with Dustin Horter. The Thunderhawk senior and defending Ohio Division I state cross country champion turned in a time of 14:36.77 in the Midwest Meet of Champions at Hilliard Darby on Sept. 30, but he was...
College football viewer’s guide: 8 games for Ohio State fans to watch this weekend

College football viewer’s guide: 8 games for Ohio State fans to watch this weekend

Ohio State does not play this week, but there are lots of intriguing matchups in college football.  Here are games to keep an eye on whether you’re a Buckeye fan or not!  Oklahoma State is one of the teams we still see as being in contention for a College Football Playoff spot. The 10th-ranked Cowboys can’t afford a loss, though, and their high noon showdown with Tom Herman&rsquo...
Pacman Jones doubtful for Steelers game

Pacman Jones doubtful for Steelers game

Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Adam Jones missed his second consecutive practice Friday and is listed as doubtful for Sunday’s game at Pittsburgh. Jones suffered a back injury in the Oct. 8 win against Buffalo. He did rehab work on the side field Monday in the first practice after the bye but was limited Wednesday before being shut down. ›› Prediction for Bengals-Steelers and all...
College Football: Searles a bright spot for Dayton Flyers

College Football: Searles a bright spot for Dayton Flyers

It’s certainly not the way Christian Searles saw his senior season at the University of Dayton playing out. The Flyers preseason All-America cornerback and kick returner was hoping to add another Pioneer Football League championship to his resume, but now the final month of his college career is more about finding a way to avoid a rare losing season. The Flyers (2-5 overall, 1-3 PFL) travel...
Flashback: ‘And the 1990 World Championship belongs to the Cincinnati Reds!’

Flashback: ‘And the 1990 World Championship belongs to the Cincinnati Reds!’

Is today a good day to remember the last time the Cincinnati Reds won the World Series?  Of course it is!  Admittedly, that is true of any day, but it’s even more appropriate on this day because it is the 27th anniversary of the Game 4 victory over the Oakland A’s that clinched the club’s fifth championship.  Here’s Marty Brennaman’s radio call of Todd...
Miami coach on contending in the MAC: ‘The pressure is on us now’

Miami coach on contending in the MAC: ‘The pressure is on us now’

Even though there’s another team on the other side of the ball every week, Miami’s 2017 football destiny is in its own hands. How the RedHawks handle that responsibility on Saturday against Buffalo (3-4, 1-2) will go a long way toward determining whether they climb back into the Mid-American Conference East Division race. »RELATED: ‘Lack of mental toughness’ holding back...
2017 SEC Power Poll: Where Arkansas is ranked (Week 8)

2017 SEC Power Poll: Where Arkansas is ranked (Week 8)

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Arkansas is ranked 12th in the Week 8 of the SEC Country Power Poll of the 2017 season. The Razorbacks are in the same spot they have been for the past two weeks, ahead of just Vanderbilt and Missouri. The poll consists of more than two dozen voters from the SEC Country staff. Arkansas lost 52-20 to Auburn on Saturday at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium....
2017 SEC Country Power Poll: Where Ole Miss is ranked (Week 8)

2017 SEC Country Power Poll: Where Ole Miss is ranked (Week 8)

Ole Miss took a step back on Saturday, falling 40-24 to LSU and former Rebels’ coach Ed Orgeron. Here’s how that impacted Ole Miss in this week’s SEC Country Power Poll. The Rebels dropped one spot to No. 10 in the rankings this week with 72 total points. In addition to the tough loss to the Tigers, Ole Miss lost quarterback Shea Patterson to the season with...
SEC Country Power Poll: Where Alabama is ranked (Week 8)

SEC Country Power Poll: Where Alabama is ranked (Week 8)

Alabama football received every first-place vote to retain its spot atop the latest SEC Country Power Poll. Alabama won its 11th consecutive game over Tennessee with a dominant performance on Saturday in Bryant-Denny Stadium. The Crimson Tide (8-0, 5-0 SEC) pounded the Volunteers 45-7 in a contest that was never close. Alabama is off this Saturday. The Crimson Tide host LSU on Nov. 4....
2017 SEC Country Power Poll: Where Missouri is ranked (Week 8)

2017 SEC Country Power Poll: Where Missouri is ranked (Week 8)

It took seven attempts, but Missouri finally put together a complete game in a 68-21 thumping over Idaho. Yes, it was against the Vandals — a lame-duck Sun Belt team that will drop down to the Football Championship Subdivision next year. But Missouri couldn’t put a complete game together against FCS Missouri State to start the year, and hadn’t been on the...
2017 SEC Country Power Poll: Where Vanderbilt is ranked (Week 8)

2017 SEC Country Power Poll: Where Vanderbilt is ranked (Week 8)

The bye week probably couldn’t have come at a better time for the Vanderbilt Commodores. Vandy is on a four-game losing streak, a tailspin in which the team has allowed an average of 50 points per game. The most recent loss was a scalding 57-35 defeat at Ole Miss in Week 7, a disappointing outcome in what seemed to be a winnable game. As badly as the Commodores (3-4, 0-4 SEC)...
2017 SEC Country Power Poll (Week 8): More rat poison for Alabama

2017 SEC Country Power Poll (Week 8): More rat poison for Alabama

When the SEC Country Power Poll is released each Sunday night, there is no mystery as to which team is ranked No. 1. Those of us here at Power Poll headquarters would love to have an element of surprise in our weekly rankings, but mighty Alabama (8-0, 5-0 SEC) has been a unanimous pick for the top spot in each poll this season. Because there is no secret who sits atop the SEC...
Penn State securely No. 1 team in Land of 10 Power Poll after stomping Michigan

Penn State securely No. 1 team in Land of 10 Power Poll after stomping Michigan

Penn State continues to play like a national title contender seven games into its 2017 season. Michigan proved to be no match for the Nittany Lions on Saturday night, suffering a 42-13 loss at Beaver Stadium. Surrounded by a program-record 110,823 fans, Penn State outclassed the Wolverines throughout a highly anticipated conference showdown. The Nittany Lions...
Overtime loss costs Iowa spot in Land of 10 Power Poll

Overtime loss costs Iowa spot in Land of 10 Power Poll

IOWA CITY, Iowa — Iowa’s 17-10 overtime loss to Northwestern cost the Hawkeyes a spot in the latest Land of 10 Power Poll. The Hawkeyes (4-3, 1-3 Big Ten) dropped from sixth to seventh in the poll, of which is voted upon by Land of 10’s 13 writers. Iowa has rated as high as fifth and as low as eighth this season. After a week off, the Hawkeyes struggled offensively in...
Ohio State football: Buckeyes hold steady in Land of 10 Power Poll

Ohio State football: Buckeyes hold steady in Land of 10 Power Poll

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio State football remained second behind Penn State in the latest edition of the Land of 10 Power Poll released Sunday. That means it will be a power poll No. 1 vs. No. 2 matchup when the Nittany Lions visit the Buckeyes on Saturday in Columbus. The Buckeyes are coming off a bye week, and Penn State picked up a huge home win against Michigan. Here is...
Wisconsin remains No. 3 in Land of 10 Power Poll

Wisconsin remains No. 3 in Land of 10 Power Poll

Wisconsin defeated Maryland 38-13 on Saturday to remain unbeaten and retain its College Football Playoff hopes. The Badgers also stayed put at No. 3 in the latest Land of 10 Power Poll. In the poll, voted on by 13 Land of 10 writers and released on Sunday, Wisconsin trailed Penn State and Ohio State atop the Big Ten. The Nittany Lions received all 13 first-place votes. Penn...
Michigan remains No. 5 in Week 8 Land of 10 Power Poll

Michigan remains No. 5 in Week 8 Land of 10 Power Poll

Michigan suffered its worst loss in two seasons when it fell 42-13 at No. 2 Penn State on Saturday night. It is the same score the Wolverines lost to Ohio State in the 2015 regular-season finale. While the loss dropped the Wolverines to 5-2 overall and 2-2 in the Big Ten East, they remain No. 5 in the Land of 10 Power Poll for Week 8. Penn State (7-0) was again the unanimous...
Nebraska football moves to No. 11 in latest Land of 10 Power Poll

Nebraska football moves to No. 11 in latest Land of 10 Power Poll

Nebraska football had a bye week, but the Huskers moved ahead one spot to No. 11 in the latest Land of 10 Power Poll. The Huskers had  been stuck at No. 12 for a few weeks. A big reason for Nebraska’s jump was all of the excitement around the Big Ten in Week 8. That included Northwestern’s 17-10 win over Iowa, Rutgers’ 14-12 win over Purdue...
Land of 10 Power Poll: Penn State, Ohio State lead rankings after Week 8

Land of 10 Power Poll: Penn State, Ohio State lead rankings after Week 8

Penn State and Ohio State continue to lead the weekly Land of 10 Big Ten Power Poll after Week 8. That means there’s a huge showdown in Week 9: Penn State at Ohio State. The Nittany Lions are again the unanimous No. 1 team in the Power Poll, with Penn State routing Michigan 42-13 on Saturday. Ohio State didn’t play, but it held of undefeated Wisconsin for the No. 2 spot. This...
Michigan State remains at No. 4 in Land of 10 Power Poll after beating Indiana

Michigan State remains at No. 4 in Land of 10 Power Poll after beating Indiana

Michigan State held firm at No. 4 in the latest Land of 10 Power Poll after  a 17-9 home win against Indiana on Saturday. The No. 16 Spartans (6-1, 4-0 Big Ten) trailed for much of the game before a fourth-quarter touchdown gave them a lead they would not relinquish. Michigan State allowed only 253 yards, moving into fourth place nationally in total defense. Michigan...
Tennessee football in unusual position of underdog against Kentucky

Tennessee football in unusual position of underdog against Kentucky

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Kentucky has opened as a 5.5-point favorite to beat Tennessee on Saturday night  in Lexington, Ky. The Vols (3-4, 0-4 SEC) and the Wildcats (5-2, 2-2) both are coming off 45-7 road defeats, Tennessee losing at No. 1-ranked Alabama and Kentucky losing at Mississippi State. It’s only the second time in the past 20 years (2007) that Kentucky has been favored...
More on the status of South Carolina football star Deebo Samuel

More on the status of South Carolina football star Deebo Samuel

COLUMBIA, S.C. — During his call-in show on Wednesday, South Carolina football coach Will Muschamp said Deebo Samuel could be back before the end of the regular season. Muschamp added some clarity to the specifics of Samuel’s potential return. “There’s a possibility that he could play in the regular season, but I don’t want to speculate,” Muschamp said...
C.J. Beathard rushes for first career NFL touchdown

C.J. Beathard rushes for first career NFL touchdown

The final score may not look pretty for C.J. Beathard’s for career start in the NFL, but he did something he may always remember on Sunday. With just over six minutes left in the game between Beathard’s San Francisco 49ers and the Dallas Cowboys, the former Iowa Hawkeyes gunslinger and his team was trailing, 40-3. However, the 49ers did end up reaching double digits...
Hey, Kansas: Get over your Self and re-start the Border Showdown

Hey, Kansas: Get over your Self and re-start the Border Showdown

The Missouri-Kansas basketball rivalry — Border Showdown in your programs, Border War in our hearts — needs to re-start permanently. That rivalry died in 2012, when Missouri left the SEC for the Big 12 and Kansas decided not to continue the series in either basketball or football. Make no mistake, there is one person behind this border wall. It’s the same person who deserves...
South Carolina football: What Will Muschamp said on Sunday

South Carolina football: What Will Muschamp said on Sunday

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Coming off the bye week, South Carolina football coach Will Muschamp spoke to reporters on Sunday night. Here’s what the Gamecocks second-year head coach had to say: Opening: I thought we had a good off week. All three (offensive) linemen will be back this week. … All three will be able to practice tomorrow. Chad Terrell and Terry Googer remain questionable...
Drew Brees becomes fourth player in NFL history to throw at least 500 TD passes

Drew Brees becomes fourth player in NFL history to throw at least 500 TD passes

If the Los Angeles Chargers would have known this, Drew Brees would likely still be playing in the state of California, rather than in Louisiana with the New Orleans Saints. Brees was the second quarterback taken in the 2001 NFL Draft by the Chargers and spent five years with the franchise. Then, Brees went to New Orleans and he got a jolt in his career, which has now led him...
What Cuonzo Martin said after Missouri basketball’s loss to Kansas

What Cuonzo Martin said after Missouri basketball’s loss to Kansas

Missouri lost to Kansas 93-87 in an exhibition game at the Sprint Center in Kansas City. Head coach Cuonzo Martin addressed the media after the loss. Says he’s obviously excited to play in a game like this, and to raise money for hurricane relief. Says he’s disappointed in the outcome but it was a great day for Kansas City in the program. ...
Wisconsin bowl projections: Another romp, another step toward a New Year’s Six destination

Wisconsin bowl projections: Another romp, another step toward a New Year’s Six destination

At the start of each week, Land of 10 will break down the postseason implications, and projections, to come out of the Wisconsin Badgers’ latest contest … What happened: The Badgers (7-0, 4-0 Big Ten) cranked the screws early with linebacker T.J. Edwards’ pick-6 of Maryland quarterback Max Bortenschlager in the first quarter setting the pace for a 21-3...
College football odds: Week 9 opening Vegas betting lines for SEC games

College football odds: Week 9 opening Vegas betting lines for SEC games

Five SEC clashes dot the Week 9 slate while Missouri will face non-league opposition for the second week in a row. Arkansas visits Ole Miss for an early kickoff, and the Rebels will be without starting quarterback Shea Patterson, who tore a ligament in his right knee this weekend against LSU. That news broke earlier Sunday, which explains why the Wynn doesn’t have a line posted for...
WATCH: Former Alabama LB Reuben Foster crushes Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott

WATCH: Former Alabama LB Reuben Foster crushes Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott

Reuben Foster crunched Ezekiel Elliott in a big way. On Sunday, Foster’s San Francisco 49ers took on Elliott’s Dallas Cowboys. As you can see in the clip below, the former Alabama linebacker crushed Elliott during an attempted running play in Dallas territory. Check out the scene below, and try not to cringe for the former Ohio State star. Crimson Tide fans...
Le’Veon Bell obliterates Cincinnati Bengals’ Dre Kirkpatrick with stiff arm

Le’Veon Bell obliterates Cincinnati Bengals’ Dre Kirkpatrick with stiff arm

Le’Veon Bell can do it all. He knows it and everybody in the NFL knows it. That’s why he wants to be paid by what he does on the field, not just by what position he plays. On Sunday, the Bell’s Pittsburgh Steelers played the Cincinnati Bengals — a rivalry that provides a lot of hard hits every time the two teams meet. In the second quarter of this week&rsquo...
Recent examples of ‘wanting Alabama’ prove how ridiculous that wish can be

Recent examples of ‘wanting Alabama’ prove how ridiculous that wish can be

Poking Alabama can be an invitation for pain. Oh, when will teams learn? Year after year, some want Bama. From sea to shining sea, inside college football and beyond the sport, some muster enough courage to call out King Crimson Tide’s name. Usually, this is a horrible idea. Usually, this profile in courage ends with the challenger’s hopes resembling shattered glass. Usually...
Future Gators: QB Matt Corral, both Florida RB commits go off in Week 9

Future Gators: QB Matt Corral, both Florida RB commits go off in Week 9

Welcome to the latest installment of our “Future Gators” series, which looks at the top performers each week from Florida’s commitment list. Here are the standouts from Week 8: Matt Corral has led Long Beach Poly to a 7-1 start. (Zach Abolverdi/SEC Country) Stat line: Corral threw for 320 yards and 5 touchdowns on 10-of-13 passing in a 81-0 win over Jordan. ...
Former Alabama DB Eddie Jackson sets NFL record in huge game for Chicago Bears

Former Alabama DB Eddie Jackson sets NFL record in huge game for Chicago Bears

One of the most unfortunate ocurrances of the 2016 season in the SEC was when Eddie Jackson broke his leg against Texas A&M. He still managed an interception and 24 tackles his senior season, but it wasn’t near the six interceptions he had in 2015. The Bears decided to give him a shot when they took him in the fourth round of the 2017 NFL Draft. Sunday it paid off...
College football betting odds: SEC Week 9 games (offshore odds)

College football betting odds: SEC Week 9 games (offshore odds)

With eight weeks of college football in the books, will Week 9 be the time to get aggressive with your money? Opening offshore lines for Week 9 SEC action began to trickle in on Sunday afternoon. There’s six SEC games to follow this week, including a couple that could be close matchups. Texas A&M is only a two point favorite over visitor Mississippi State, and a win officially...
Iowa bowl projections: Hey, the Holiday Bowl has to take somebody, right?

Iowa bowl projections: Hey, the Holiday Bowl has to take somebody, right?

At the start of each week, Land of 10 will break down the postseason implications, and projections, to come out of the Iowa Hawkeyes’ latest contest … What happened: Michigan State, Part II, only more painful. The Hawkeyes (4-3, 1-3 Big Ten) saw their old Central Street demons return to bite them, and at all the wrong times in the 17-10 overtime loss Saturday...
Former Kentucky PG Eric Bledsoe issues cryptic tweet

Former Kentucky PG Eric Bledsoe issues cryptic tweet

Former Kentucky player Eric Bledsoe has always been outspoken on Twitter. He has tweeted over 4,000 times. Sunday afternoon he tweeted something that could be read by Suns fans as Bledsoe saying he’s unhappy with his place in the organization. Bledsoe is currently averaging five fewer minutes per game through the first three games than in any of his previous four seasons...
College football odds: Big Ten Week 9 games

College football odds: Big Ten Week 9 games

College football odds for Week 9 are out, and the Big Ten has a mix of big favorites and one-score spreads. Ohio State opens as a 7-point favorite over Penn State at home in the biggest game of the week. The Buckeyes are coming off a bye week to face their first big test since losing to Oklahoma. Ohio State has felled Army, UNLV, Rutgers, Maryland and Nebraska by large margins...
Behind 14 points from Michael Porter Jr., Missouri leads Kansas 44-40 at the half

Behind 14 points from Michael Porter Jr., Missouri leads Kansas 44-40 at the half

Michael Porter Jr. isn’t disappointing in his unofficial Missouri debut. The Tigers lead Kansas 44-40 at halftime in the Showdown for Relief in Kansas City, and Missouri’s prized freshman has scored 14 points and added 4 rebounds. Of course, that’s not to say his debut is perfect. Porter is shooting 4-of-10 from the field, but has made 5-of-6 free throws. Kassius Robertson...
Kansas-Missouri pay-per-view game raises over $600,000 for hurricane relief efforts

Kansas-Missouri pay-per-view game raises over $600,000 for hurricane relief efforts

Missouri and Kansas are underway at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, and the impact of their one-time preseason showdown is already being felt. Before tipoff on Sunday, it was announced the pay-per-view battle, which will benefit hurricane relief efforts, has raised well over $600,000. And 16,000 purchases isn’t bad, either! This is the first meeting between these teams...
Bowl predictions: Michigan State emerging as New Year’s Day pick

Bowl predictions: Michigan State emerging as New Year’s Day pick

Believe it or not, the college football season is now eight weeks in. Through the first eight weeks, Michigan State has played seven games and has gone 6-1, silencing any talk of Mark Dantonio’s job security. In the latest AP Poll, the Spartans enter Week 9 as the No. 16-ranked team in the country. With just six games remaining on the Spartans’ regular season...
Clay Travis thinks 1 SEC school should target Lane Kiffin as its next head coach

Clay Travis thinks 1 SEC school should target Lane Kiffin as its next head coach

Lane Kiffin returning to the SEC might cause a seismic shift across the southeastern United States. If it happens, it would be his third stop at an SEC school after Tennessee and Alabama. Clay Travis thinks it’s a possibility and believes that Arkansas should go after him. While he had success as a coordinator at Alabama, he only has one year under his belt as an SEC ...
Approval rating for Auburn football coach Gus Malzahn: You decide

Approval rating for Auburn football coach Gus Malzahn: You decide

It didn’t take long for Auburn fans to get mad and turn on coach Gus Malzahn.  The Tigers have gotten off to a 6-2 start. But against the two best teams they’ve played so far, Clemson and LSU, the offense has not looked good and left Auburn fans very frustrated with Malzahn once again. In addition to quarterback Jarrett Stidham, the Auburn offense is adjusting...
Clay Travis names 2 SEC schools that need to fire their coaches

Clay Travis names 2 SEC schools that need to fire their coaches

To Clay Travis, the time has come for two SEC programs to make coaching moves. Writing for Outkick The Coverage on Sunday, the analyst named Tennessee and Arkansas as programs that “need to fire their head coaches.” It’s no secret that the Volunteers and Razorbacks have struggled big-time this season, with them combining for an awful 5-9 record. Here’s how Travis...
Florida commit Richard Gouraige motivated by mother’s triumph from Haiti

Florida commit Richard Gouraige motivated by mother’s triumph from Haiti

TAMPA, Fla. — Gator Nation got a jolt of enthusiasm Friday from Richard Gouraige. The 4-star offensive tackle from Cambridge Christian School (Tampa, Fla.) sent Florida football fans into a frenzy when he released his commitment video. As the tweet took off and news got out, Gouraige wasn’t celebrating. He didn’t obsess over the attention, text...
Approval rating for Kentucky football coach Mark Stoops: You decide

Approval rating for Kentucky football coach Mark Stoops: You decide

The Kentucky Wildcats are off to a strong start this season, but it has rarely been pretty for Mark Stoops and his bunch. Kentucky is now 5-2 on the year, but they’ve yet to really win a game convincingly. The Wildcats were unlucky to lose to Florida once again and then they got waxed by Mississippi State and Dan Mullen on Saturday. The 45-7 loss was just the second game ...
Approval rating for Arkansas football coach Bret Bielema: You decide

Approval rating for Arkansas football coach Bret Bielema: You decide

Bret Bielema was not particularly well-liked by Arkansas fans to start the season. And that was before his team started getting blown out in SEC games. The Razorbacks, for the third SEC game in a row, have gotten whipped by an SEC oppoent after losing 52-20 to Auburn on Saturday. With the loss, the Razorbacks fall to 0-4 in SEC play and 2-5 overall. Arkansas also is overhauling...
Approval rating for Mississippi State football coach Dan Mullen: You decide

Approval rating for Mississippi State football coach Dan Mullen: You decide

Dan Mullen has aced 2017 so far, with the exception of facing Auburn and Georgia on the road in back-to-back weeks. Mullen, heading into his ninth season,  received a four-year contract extension in late February, which bumped his salary to $4.5 million per year. Mullen’s name has been linked to a number of jobs over the years, such as Georgia in 2015 and...
Approval rating for Missouri football coach Barry Odom: You decide

Approval rating for Missouri football coach Barry Odom: You decide

Year 2 of the Barry Odom era is looking a lot like Year 1 of the Odom era, and this is not a good thing. The Tigers are winless in SEC games, with their only wins coming against the likes of Missouri State and Idaho. Even worse, just about every SEC game has been a blowout, with the exception of a painful loss to Kentucky. Odom is already making changes, as he relieved defensive...
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