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Prep baseball: Sipple’s two-hitter leads Madison past Carlisle in SWBL

Tristan Sipple’s line was impressive — a two-hit shutout with 10 strikeouts. It may have looked easy, but the Madison High School sophomore left-hander said the effectiveness of certain pitches came and went during Saturday’s rivalry matchup with Carlisle. “It was just a circle of good pitches and bad pitches at the same time,” Sipple said after the Mohawks remained unbeaten...


1952 Topps Mickey Mantle baseball card fetches record  $2.88 million at auction

1952 Topps Mickey Mantle baseball card fetches record  $2.88 million at auction

Mickey Mantle baseball cards are coveted by collectors, and the 1952 Topps card of the New York Yankees’ Hall of Fame outfielder remains the gold standard for post-World War II collectibles. The bar was raised even higher Thursday night, as a ’52 Mantle in mint condition -- graded PSA 9 by Professional Sports Authenticator -- sold for $2,880,000 in an online event hosted by Heritage...
Dayton to recognize Community Golf Club with 100-year celebration

Dayton to recognize Community Golf Club with 100-year celebration

One hundred years ago John H. Patterson, president of the National Cash Register Company, gave the city of Dayton 294 acres of land in what was then Van Buren Township but now is Kettering. The land, which was part of Hills and Dales Park, included a nine-hole golf course. Within six years the city had expanded its golf operation to the pair of 18-hole courses now known as the Hills and Dales courses...
Wright State bowling second at National Collegiate Club championships

Wright State bowling second at National Collegiate Club championships

The Wright State Raiders proved something to themselves and the rest of the field at the 2018 National Collegiate Club Bowling Championships. The men’s team posted their best-ever finish at the national event, placing second to William Paterson University – a team that clinched back-to-back titles – on April 8 in Smyrna, Tennessee. “This was a huge step forward for our program...

Outdoors: Cold, wet weather has affected fishing

This has been a strange spring, weather-wise. One day a couple of weeks ago the thermometer brushed the 80-degree mark and a few days later we had snow. And here we are approaching late April with temperatures struggling to get out of the 50s. On top of that, we have had several big storms. These things have limited our activities outdoors, contributing to our winter-long cabin fever. By this time...

HS Roundup 4/20: Centerville beats Northmont in Reds Showcase

Centerville edged Northmont 4-3 in ten innings in a Reds Showcase baseball game at Wright State on Friday. Riley Poulton hit a triple then scored on an error for the winning run. Thomas Jenkins added two RBI for Centerville and was named the player of the game. Baseball Springboro 13, Fairmont 5: Spencer Virtue had two hits and three RBI out of the leadoff spot and Jake D’Amico added two RBI...

HS Scores 4/20: Lakota East softball wins in ten inning game

Baseball Thursday’s Results Anna 10, Fort Loramie 9 Belmont 17, Dunbar 2 Benjamin Logan 12, Jonathan Alder 6 Brookville 15, Oakwood 8 Centerville 13, Alter 0 Chaminade Julienne 7, Northmont 1 Fairborn 5, Butler Fairfield 7, Troy 4 Fenwick 5, McNicholas 3 Kenton Ridge 2, Northwestern 1 Lebanon 11, Talawanda 2 Little Miami 6, Fairmont 5 Middletown 23, Trotwood 2 Middletown Christian 14, Dixie...
Prep softball: New coach, but success continues for SWOC-leading Ross

Prep softball: New coach, but success continues for SWOC-leading Ross

The Pat Spurlock era of Ross High School softball is off to a fine start. The Rams are on top of the Southwest Ohio Conference standings after Friday’s 5-1 victory over visiting Little Miami, a win that boosted their record to 12-1 overall and 6-1 in the SWOC. “I’m just having tons of fun,” said Spurlock, who came to RHS from Indian Hill and is a former assistant at Cedarville...
Ohio State Buckeyes: Seven young players to watch in 2018

Ohio State Buckeyes: Seven young players to watch in 2018

A number of Ohio State Buckeyes grabbed wheelbarrows and shovels Friday to perform their duties as losers of the spring game. Members of the Scarlet team, including quarterback Tate Martell and defensive end Nick Bosa, worked on improving the landscape of Buckeye Grove, the stand of trees just southwest of Ohio Stadium where the school’s All-American players are honored. That won’t be...
A vision of success: Richards eager to lead Ross athletic program

A vision of success: Richards eager to lead Ross athletic program

The idea wheel has been spinning in Jake Richards’ head since he was approved in February as the Ross Local School District’s next athletic director. He will officially take over for interim AD Micky Geier on Aug. 1, and the 33-year-old Richards said he’ll hit the ground sprinting. “I didn’t predict this would happen, but this is what I’ve been working for my entire...
WSU freshman Everett Winchester announces he’s transferring

WSU freshman Everett Winchester announces he’s transferring

Everett Winchester’s first season playing for Wright State also was his last as the redshirt freshman has requested, and been granted, a release from his scholarship and intends to transfer. “It was a hard decision because I love the team, I love the coaching staff, I love everything about Wright State and we’ve been through some good things together, going to the NCAA tournament...
Area players, coaches on South teams for all-star basketball games

Area players, coaches on South teams for all-star basketball games

Six area girls, five boys and three coaches will participate in Friday night’s Ohio High School Basketball Coaches Association North vs. South all-star basketball games. »RELATED: Sidney standout to transfer There will be two girls games at Denison University in Granville and two boys games at Olentangy Liberty High School north of Columbus. Tippecanoe teammates Allison Mader and Maddie...
Kenton Ridge beats Northwestern in showdown of CBC softball leaders

Kenton Ridge beats Northwestern in showdown of CBC softball leaders

To hear Kenton Ridge catcher Peyton Fleming describe the softball team’s attitude, the Cougars are “big on doing our job.” “Get up and do what you need to score a run whether it’s a bunt, sacrifice bunt, base hit. Whatever you need to do to get on,” Fleming said. And true to their philosophy, Wednesday night’s fifth-inning rally to help beat Northwestern 5-3...
Transfer from Vanderbilt joining Dayton women’s basketball program

Transfer from Vanderbilt joining Dayton women’s basketball program

Erin Whalen, a 6-foot-1 guard/forward from Charlotte, N.C., is transferring from Vanderbilt to the Dayton Flyers women’s basketball program. Whalen said she told Dayton coach Shauna Green of her decision on Thursday. Dayton has not officially announced the news. “I am super excited about the opportunity,” Whalen told the Dayton Daily News on Friday. Whalen will have to sit out the...
Centerville eighth grader lands scholarship offers

Centerville eighth grader lands scholarship offers

Football isn’t the only sport in which middle school students are being offered college scholarships. Take note of this girl: Cotie McMahon. The Centerville eighth-grade girls basketball standout isn’t on par - yet - with local legends Alison Bales (Beavercreek High School), Brandie Hoskins (Chaminade Julienne) and Tamika Williams (CJ), but she is crafting a similar story. »RELATED...
Dragons’ Thompson a promising hit as pitcher

Dragons’ Thompson a promising hit as pitcher

While Hunter Greene may be the most famous pitcher/shortstop the Reds have signed out of high school and plopped onto the Dayton Dragons’ roster, there have been others, including one of Greene’s teammates this season. That would be Cory Thompson, who, like Greene, is shutting down the every day duties of a middle infielder to become exclusively a pitcher. As Thompson points out, many...
Sports Today: Sorting out reactions to the Reds’ firing Bryan Price

Sports Today: Sorting out reactions to the Reds’ firing Bryan Price

Cincinnati Reds general manager Dick Williams said pretty much exactly what I wanted to hear in regards to the firing of Bryan Price.  Beyond that, I have seen the argument made that firing Price was pointless because the team wasn’t really good enough to win.  That’s a pretty dumb way to look at it.  For one thing, it ignores just how terrible the Reds have been since...
Hartman: Earle Bruce is one of the most influential Ohio State Buckeyes ever

Hartman: Earle Bruce is one of the most influential Ohio State Buckeyes ever

There will never be another Earle Bruce.  The Hall of Fame Ohio State football coach, who died early Friday at the age of 87, was an import from out of state, but he ended up being one of the most influential Buckeyes of all time.  A hotshot halfback from Cumberland, Md., “Lefty” Bruce had his playing career cut short by a knee injury.  First-year head coach Woody Hayes...
Breaking down the Bengals schedule game by game

Breaking down the Bengals schedule game by game

The Cincinnati Bengals will play three of their first four games and three of their final four on the road, and they have just one primetime game. The last time they played three of their first four on the road was 2012. The last time they played three of final four on the road was 2009. The last time they did both? Never. This season also will be the first time since 2011 they aren’t scheduled...
Former Ohio State coach Earle Bruce dies at 87

Former Ohio State coach Earle Bruce dies at 87

Former Ohio State Buckeyes head football coach Earle Bruce, the man who succeeded Woody Hayes and served as a mentor for Urban Meyer, died early Friday at 87 at his home in Powell, Ohio State announced. Bruce, who was hired in January 1979 after Hayes was fired, coached the Buckeyes from 1979-87 and had a record of 81-26-1 in nine seasons. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in...
Riggleman wants to stress details of game as interim Reds manager

Riggleman wants to stress details of game as interim Reds manager

The Cincinnati Reds couldn’t have found a manager more experienced with the “interim” title than Jim Riggleman. Bryan Price’s replacement first had the tag in 1992 when he took over for San Diego Padres manager Greg Riddoch for the last 12 games of the 1992 season. In 2008, the Seattle Mariners fired John McLaren after 72 games, and Riggleman coached the team the rest of the...
Ask Hal: Why haven’t the Reds called up top prospect Nick Senzel?

Ask Hal: Why haven’t the Reds called up top prospect Nick Senzel?

Hall of Fame baseball writer Hal McCoy knows a thing or two about our nation’s pastime. Tap into that knowledge by sending an email to halmccoy1@hotmail.com. Q: Is there a more difficult job in baseball that finding enough Cincinnati Reds highlights for rain delays? — DAVE, Miamisburg/Centerville/Beavercreek. A: That’s not hard at all. Highlights are just that, isolated moments....
Dragons first baseman delivers game winner for 8th straight win

Dragons first baseman delivers game winner for 8th straight win

Always athletic and tall for his age, Montrell Marshall was a natural at football and basketball while growing up in Pinehurst, North Carolina. That’s also prime stick-and-ball country; golf. “I’m not a good golfer, but I pass by it all the time,” the Dragons first baseman sheepishly admitted. »RELATED: Another gem by Hunter Greene A solid 6-feet-5 and 215 pounds, Marshall...

HS Scores 4/19: Tecumseh tennis wins 10 straight, Belmont routs Dunbar

PREP RESULTS Baseball Wednesday’s Results Anna 8, Fairlawn 4 Ansonia 8, Twin Valley South 6 Badin 5, McNicholas 3 Beavercreek 2, Wayne 0 Bellbrook 1, Oakwood 0 Carlisle 13, Dixie 0 Chaminade Julienne 11, Carroll 0 Colerain 16, Middletown 3 Eaton 7, Valley View 0 Fairbanks 10, Indian Lake 0 Fenwick 13, Alter 0 Franklin 2, Brookville 1 Graham 3, Urbana 2 Hamilton 13, Princeton 6 Kenton Ridge 5...

HS Roundup 4/19: Carroll’s Bethel notches 2,000th career assist

Spencer Bethel notched his 2,000th career assist as Carroll’s boys volleyball team swept Chaminade Julienne. The team took the sets 25-19, 26-24 and 27-25. Bethel finished with 35 assists and 10 digs. Josh Brun tacked on 13 kills and three blocks, while Cameron Pronvonsil rounded Carroll out with seven kills. Baseball Centerville 13, Alter 0: Joe Requarth picked up his first varsity win in the...
Bengals open, close 2018 season on the road

Bengals open, close 2018 season on the road

The Cincinnati Bengals will open the 2018 season at Indianapolis and end it at Pittsburgh. The schedule, which the NFL announced tonight, has the Bengals playing three of their first four and three of their final four on the road. That means the team will play six of eight at home from Week 5 through Week 13. The Bengals only have one primetime game, which comes in Week 2 on Thursday night against...
Women’s basketball: Megan Duffy gets contract extension from Miami

Women’s basketball: Megan Duffy gets contract extension from Miami

Miami University announced Thursday it has added a year to the contract of women’s basketball coach Megan Duffy.  A Chaminade Julienne grad, Duffy signed a five-year contract worth $212,136 annually when she was hired last year.  Her first season in Oxford was a smashing success as the RedHawks went 21-11 and finished fourth in the Mid-American Conference.  They won 12 MAC...
Who are the candidates to be the next Reds manager?

Who are the candidates to be the next Reds manager?

If members of the Cincinnati Reds front office read the Facebook comments during their search for the next Reds manager, they’ll look at everyone from Barry Larkin to Pete Rose to Chris Sabo, Sean Casey and even Dusty Baker. One of those names might be a legitimate candidate, but it’s too early to tell who the Reds will hire as a replacement for Bryan Price, who was fired on Thursday...
Archdeacon: Bahamian track standouts right at home at Central State

Archdeacon: Bahamian track standouts right at home at Central State

It began with a little fantasy on both sides. Iesha Lockhart was a standout track athlete at C.V. Bethel Senior High in Nassau, Bahamas and had drawn interest from colleges like Grambling State and St. Augustine University when she met Central State coach James Rollins at the Penn Relays. “He told me about the track program and the university and I felt a connection,” she said. &ldquo...
Ohio State quarterbacks still waiting to find out who won job

Ohio State quarterbacks still waiting to find out who won job

The news Wednesday at Ohio State regarding the quarterback situation was simple: There was none. Will the Buckeyes turn to Dwayne Haskins, last year’s backup, as their starter in 2018? Could it be Joe Burrow, who has the option of transferring and playing right away if he doesn’t get the job? What will they do with Tate Martell? The spring season ended Saturday with the spring game at...
Cincinnati Reds fire Bryan Price: Is Barry Larkin on deck?

Cincinnati Reds fire Bryan Price: Is Barry Larkin on deck?

After the Cincinnati Reds fired manager Bryan Price, the next question was obvious.  Who will replace him? Jim Riggleman was named interim manager, but the team announced it will conduct a national search.  Barry Larkin already works for the team, but he’s been talked about as a potential manager since he was still playing shortstop for his hometown team, a career that lasted from...
MVC offers Purcell, Roger Bacon associate memberships in football

MVC offers Purcell, Roger Bacon associate memberships in football

The Miami Valley Conference has decided against adding Roger Bacon and Purcell Marian high schools as full-time members, instead offering both schools associate memberships in football. Seven Hills athletic director Brian Phelps, the MVC president, made that announcement Thursday after a special meeting of the MVC athletic directors at Seven Hills. “We were unable to come to any kind of conclusion...
Hal McCoy: Change needed, but firing Price won’t fix Reds

Hal McCoy: Change needed, but firing Price won’t fix Reds

It was clear that something had to be done and done fast. A 3-15 start, with two straight games in which the Cincinnati Reds were shut out, getting three hits in each game, was the perfect time to make a change. So Two Good Men took the fall — manager Bryan Price and pitching coach Mack Jenkins, a man who has devoted 32 years of his life to the Cincinnati Reds. Neither need shoulder the blame...
Despite rebuild, Reds need to ‘have a sense of urgency to win,’ GM says

Despite rebuild, Reds need to ‘have a sense of urgency to win,’ GM says

Four days after saying the season would turn for the better because it always does, the season did turn for Bryan Price — just not in the way he meant. The Cincinnati Reds fired Price, the 61st manager in franchise history, on Thursday, ending a five-year stretch in which he managed 666 games. His .419 winning percentage and 279-387 record goes down as the worst for any Reds manager who lasted...
NFL draft: Miami’s Heath Harding is a big hitter with a bigger smile

NFL draft: Miami’s Heath Harding is a big hitter with a bigger smile

Quarterbacks got the most attention in the locker room after the Cincinnati Bengals held a workout for local players this week.  (Don’t they always?)  But 21 other players share the field with them, and a potential sleeper pick with local ties was sitting a few lockers away as J.T. Barrett and Malik Zaire talked about their pro prospects. Heath Harding, who starred at Dayton Christian...
Reds GM: ‘We had to act now and couldn’t afford to wait’

Reds GM: ‘We had to act now and couldn’t afford to wait’

Cincinnati Reds General Manager Dick Williams called his franchise’s 3-15 start “very disappointing,” and it became apparent a change had to happen to get it back on track. That led the firing of manager Bryan Price and pitching coach Mack Jenkins on Thursday. The Reds announced the decision at 8:33 a.m. Williams and Jim Riggleman, who was named interim manager, spoke to reporters...
Price sixth Reds manager to lose his job during a season in last 25 years

Price sixth Reds manager to lose his job during a season in last 25 years

Bryan Price got more time than Tony Perez in the sense that this was his fifth season. However, the Reds fired Perez 44 games into the 1993 season, and Price lasted only 18 games in 2018. The news of Price’s firing broke Thursday morning as the Reds announced the decision first on Twitter. It’s the earliest in a season the Reds have fired a manager — at least in the modern era. Here&rsquo...
5 things to know about Cincinnati Reds interim manager Jim Riggleman

5 things to know about Cincinnati Reds interim manager Jim Riggleman

Jim Riggleman is the interim manager of the Cincinnati Reds, replacing Bryan Price after the latter was fired Thursday.  Here are five things to know about the new man in charge:  The Los Angeles Dodgers drafted Riggleman out of Frostburg State in the fourth round in 1974.  He spent eight seasons playing in the minor leagues, mostly in Double-A.  The New Jersey native managed the...
Hartman: Firing Bryan Price shows winning might actually matter to Cincinnati Reds

Hartman: Firing Bryan Price shows winning might actually matter to Cincinnati Reds

Turns out losing games actually does have consequences in Cincinnati.  That’s reassuring, I guess.  The Cincinnati Reds firing Bryan Price might not make them better, but at least he will no longer be able to make them worse.  I wanted Price to work out as the team’s manager, and I don’t want to celebrate anyone losing their job.  He seems like a good man who...
Reds fire Bryan Price and pitching coach Mack Jenkins

Reds fire Bryan Price and pitching coach Mack Jenkins

The Cincinnati Reds, who are off to their worst start through 18 games since 1931, fired manager Bryan Price and pitching coach Mack Jenkins on Thursday. “At this time, we felt a change needed to happen in order to begin the process of getting this team back on the right track,” said President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Dick Williams in a statement. “We realize it...
Arkansas swept at Mississippi State as SEC road woes continue

Arkansas swept at Mississippi State as SEC road woes continue

Arkansas entered the weekend in great shape to claim the regular-season SEC West baseball title. That is no longer the case after being swept by Mississippi State, a series which concluded Saturday in Starkville with a 7-5 Bulldogs’ victory. The good news for Arkansas is it will still exit the weekend at least tied atop in the division. The Hogs could be deadlocked with...
LSU football stock report: Deep passing game, pass rush shine in spring game

LSU football stock report: Deep passing game, pass rush shine in spring game

BATON ROUGE, La. — Spring games aren’t usually a great place to learn much about a football team, but a few nuggets of wisdom worked their way through the pomp of LSU football’s spring game on Saturday. Quarterbacks Justin McMillan, Lowell Narcisse and Myles Brennan rotated between the first and second teams, switching off drives with each unit. So there wasn&rsquo...
UCF unveils ‘national champions’ addition to stadium during spring game

UCF unveils ‘national champions’ addition to stadium during spring game

This just in — UCF still won’t give up on its self-proclaimed “national championship.” On Saturday, the Knights held their spring game at Spectrum Stadium in Orlando, their first since going 13-0 in 2017 and arguing that — despite having been excluded from the College Football Playoff — they were, in fact, national champions instead of Alabama...
Despite injury, Penn State’s Sean Clifford maximizes extended reps at QB

Despite injury, Penn State’s Sean Clifford maximizes extended reps at QB

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Trace McSorley played all but the final series of the first half, and in doing so the Penn State defensive linemen were praised for their ability to keep the Nittany Lions quarterback unscathed. That wasn’t Penn State’s plan until the injury situation became more clear this week. “Our guys do a really good job of understanding how to practice...
Alabama’s kicking situation looking up after Joseph Bulovas makes five field goals during A-Day

Alabama’s kicking situation looking up after Joseph Bulovas makes five field goals during A-Day

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — When it comes to things that University of Alabama fans stress about, which is everything from the starting quarterback down to the grass at Bryant-Denny Stadium, one that they’ll worry a little less over this summer is the kicking game. Joseph Bulovas, who was a highly-rated recruit in last year’s signing class only to redshirt, led the...
Keegan-Michael Key will be in James Franklin’s family Christmas card photo this year

Keegan-Michael Key will be in James Franklin’s family Christmas card photo this year

The 2018 spring game for Penn State took place on Saturday and the Blue team defeated the White team, 21-10. The attendance was impressive, as an estimated 71,000 fans showed up to get a peek on what’s to come this fall from the Nittany Lions. Related: Where Penn State’s 2018 spring game attendance ranks nationally After the Blue-White game — which featured...
WATCH: Tennessee football coach Jeremy Pruitt says ‘the film don’t lie’

WATCH: Tennessee football coach Jeremy Pruitt says ‘the film don’t lie’

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee football coach Jeremy Pruitt indicated the players he said ‘flat-out quit’ will be outed when people watch the game replay. “The film don’t lie,” Pruitt said several times during his press conference following the Orange team winning 34-7 over a White team that featured the first-team defense. Pruitt was furious...
Nebraska spring game 2018: Grading Huskers’ performances in all phases

Nebraska spring game 2018: Grading Huskers’ performances in all phases

As is the case with any spring game, the rust from the offseason makes it unreasonable to read too much into anything. This is especially true in Nebraska’s case, since the Huskers are in the process of installing new schemes on offense and defense and adjusting to a new coaching staff. Scott Frost said he was happy with the effort he saw on the field Saturday. Obviously...
Nebraska DL DaiShon Neal trusts Scott Frost will get his game, and Huskers D, to next level

Nebraska DL DaiShon Neal trusts Scott Frost will get his game, and Huskers D, to next level

LINCOLN, Neb. — The proof for DaiShon Neal was in the pictures, the ones Nebraska strength and conditioning coach Zach Duval took of him at the start of the Cornhuskers’ offseason training grind. And especially the ones Duval took toward the end of it. “I was about 275 [pounds] coming back [to campus] and then when we bought into what Coach Duval and Coach...
On a day he should have thrived, Alabama quarterback Jalen Hurts continued to struggle

On a day he should have thrived, Alabama quarterback Jalen Hurts continued to struggle

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — It was a scrimmage. It was spring. It was still 133 days until the University of Alabama opened its regular season against Louisville in Orlando, Fla. But one couldn’t help the feeling that Crimson Tide fans were watching the end of something on Saturday afternoon. After two months of talk about how junior quarterback Jalen Hurts had improved as a passer...
WATCH: Tennessee football Orange and White Game breakdown

WATCH: Tennessee football Orange and White Game breakdown

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee football’s Orange and White Game left plenty of room for interpretation Saturday afternoon. Was the Vols’ first-team offense that good? Or was the Tennessee first-team defense that bad? RELATED: Jeremy Pruitt ticked off during halftime SEC Network interview The Orange team — the Vols’ first-team offense — beat the White team (first-team...
Alabama football: MVPs, other award winners from A-Day and spring practice

Alabama football: MVPs, other award winners from A-Day and spring practice

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Alabama football concluded its spring practice with the Crimson team defeating the White team 24-12 in the A-Day spring game. Redshirt freshman quarterback Mac Jones and redshirt freshman placekicker Joseph Bulovas each shared the Dixie Howell Memorial Award (MVP of the A-Day Game). Jones finished the game connecting on 23-of-35 passes for 289 yards...
Iowa fan trolls Iowa State with photoshopped photo after water tower announcement

Iowa fan trolls Iowa State with photoshopped photo after water tower announcement

On Friday, it was announced that the water tower northeast of Iowa’s Kinnick Stadium will be featuring the Tigerhawk logo starting this fall. I mean, that’s just awesome. Who doesn’t like the Tigerhawk logo? Well, Iowa State fans in particular would be those that come to mind. Last season, Iowa defeated Iowa State in overtime in the battle for the Cy-Hawk trophy, 44-41. The rivalry...
2018 LSU spring game: Recap, analysis from Tiger Stadium

2018 LSU spring game: Recap, analysis from Tiger Stadium

BATON ROUGE, La. — Quarterback Justin McMillan, running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire and outside linebacker K’Lavon Chaisson all impressed in the 2018 LSU spring game Saturday night at Tiger Stadium. McMillan led three scoring drives —two with the first-team offense — as the Purple beat the White 28-27. Team Purple consisted of the first-team defense and...
Alabama football: Many faces are different, but Tide’s excellence on defense endures

Alabama football: Many faces are different, but Tide’s excellence on defense endures

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — We’ll talk about the quarterbacks or coaching turnover or whatever else between now and August, but in the end, none of that will matter. The lone takeaway from Alabama football and its A-Day spring game is this: The Crimson Tide will once again field an elite defense. Alabama has won a national championship or made it to the College Football...
2018 SEC spring game attendance numbers: Georgia once again tops conference

2018 SEC spring game attendance numbers: Georgia once again tops conference

The SEC spring games have mostly wrapped up which means that we can tally the spring attendance numbers. And once again, the Georgia Bulldogs led the SEC in spring game fan attendance. The Bulldogs announced an attendance total of 82,184 and it likely would’ve been higher but a section of the stadium was unable to hold fans as it is under construction. It...
Former Ole Miss star Greg Hardy reportedly booked to make pro MMA debut

Former Ole Miss star Greg Hardy reportedly booked to make pro MMA debut

Former Ole Miss and NFL defensive end Greg Hardy will reportedly make his professional MMA debut during the Dana White Tuesday Night Contender Series, sources confirmed to  ESPN on Saturday following an initial report by MMA Today. Hardy, 29, currently holds a 3-0 record as an amateur and is expected to face Brandon Sayles (5-1) in a heavyweight bout for ...
What Penn State coach James Franklin said after Nittany Lions’ Blue-White Game

What Penn State coach James Franklin said after Nittany Lions’ Blue-White Game

Penn State completed its 2018 spring practice schedule Saturday, hosting the annual Blue-White Game at Beaver Stadium. The search for new Nittany Lions starters continued as coaches gained another look at players in a competitive environment. Team Blue defeated Team White 21-10, spurred by a pair of touchdown receptions by redshirt freshman Mac Hippenhammer. The next matchup...
Tennessee football Orange and White Stock Report: Super sophomores impress

Tennessee football Orange and White Stock Report: Super sophomores impress

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee coach Jeremy Pruitt said the “film don’t lie” more than once, and he made it clear there’s going to be plenty of review of the Orange and White Game. The Vols’ first-team offense (Orange) got the better of the first-team defense (White), while the second team offense did little against the second team defense...
Penn State spring game takeaways: Lions fans love Micah Parsons; WR depth impressive

Penn State spring game takeaways: Lions fans love Micah Parsons; WR depth impressive

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Penn State’s Blue-White game was held under sunny skies and in front of a crowd of 71,00 fans. The Nittany Lions’ positions of need weren’t all resolved as is the case with any spring game, but there were some interesting developments as Micah Parsons and the early enrollees, plus the rest of the Nittany Lions, took the field at Beaver Stadium...
Penn State 2018 spring game attendance estimated as second-highest in country

Penn State 2018 spring game attendance estimated as second-highest in country

Spring games in 2018 may have not been as well attended for some schools. For Penn State, however, that isn’t the case. In 2017, the Nittany Lions got an estimated 71,000 fans to attend the Blue-White game. This year, nothing’s changed. Penn State’s spring game took place on Saturday and Beaver Stadium was just as packed as it was a year ago. As it stands, the Nittany...
Vol Walk ‘spectacular,’ but Jeremy Pruitt calls out Tennessee players, fans

Vol Walk ‘spectacular,’ but Jeremy Pruitt calls out Tennessee players, fans

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Jeremy Pruitt’s first Vol Walk didn’t disappoint. Thousands of fans created the familiar orange “T” extending from the corner of Phillip Fulmer Way and Peyton Manning Pass as Pruitt and his Tennessee Volunteers walked into Neyland Stadium to conclude their spring session. “I thought it was great,” the first-year coach...
Nebraska spring game 2018: Top 5 plays from spring game

Nebraska spring game 2018: Top 5 plays from spring game

After all the excitement leading into the Nebraska football team’s spring game Saturday, the day finally provided fans with a glimpse of what is to come during the 2018 season. Once Scott Frost led the team out of the tunnel, the Huskers showed off their new offense in front of a spring-game record 86,818 fans and pulled off some big plays. Here are the ones that stood...
Think Nebraska is ready to declare a starting quarterback? Think again

Think Nebraska is ready to declare a starting quarterback? Think again

LINCOLN, Neb. — Think you know who Nebraska’s starting quarterback will be come the fall? Any assumptions at this point are just that, at least from coach Scott Frost’s perspective. It still would be tempting to assume freshman Adrian Martinez is the front-runner, though. It appeared that way at times on Saturday, especially considering his stat line...
Jeremy Pruitt simultaneously calls out Tennessee fan base and his team after spring game

Jeremy Pruitt simultaneously calls out Tennessee fan base and his team after spring game

Jeremy Pruitt was not in a good mood following his team’s spring game. And it largely had to do with both his team’s on-field play and with some of the fans in the stands. Following Tennessee’s spring game Pruitt managed to criticize both the Tennessee football performance and the fans who attended the game. The comments were very strong from the first year...
Cold bats curse Arkansas against Mississippi State as SEC West lead hangs by a string

Cold bats curse Arkansas against Mississippi State as SEC West lead hangs by a string

Arkansas is in a bit of a bind now. The Razorbacks entered their 3-game set at Mississippi State comfortable. They were first in the SEC West and owned a 10-5 record in league play at the halfway mark. The Bulldogs were on the other end: dead last in the division. The weekend was supposed to provie major opportunity for Arkansas to create a stranglehold. Instead, Dave Van Horn&rsquo...
Live updates: Nick Saban wraps up Alabama’s A-Day, spring practices

Live updates: Nick Saban wraps up Alabama’s A-Day, spring practices

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — The University of Alabama football team held the 15th and final practice of the spring, which culminated with the annual A-Day Game at Bryant-Denny Stadium on Saturday afternoon. The Crimson Team, with the first-team defense and the second-team offense, won 24-12. Nick Saban’s post-scrimmage press conference touched on everything from injuries...
Ex-Wisconsin LB Joe Schobert trolls Minnesota, calls TCF Bank Stadium Wisconsin’s ‘practice facility’

Ex-Wisconsin LB Joe Schobert trolls Minnesota, calls TCF Bank Stadium Wisconsin’s ‘practice facility’

Boy was this disrespectful. Yet, hilarious at the same time. On Saturday, former Wisconsin Badgers LB Joe Schobert, who played from 2012-15, posted a photo on his Instagram of himself in front of the Minnesota Golden Gophers’ home stadium, TCF Bank Stadium. What was disrespectful about it was his comment to go along with the photo. Again, this is hilarious. He even calls...
WATCH: Yes, Nick Saban even has a guy to throw away his used toothpicks

WATCH: Yes, Nick Saban even has a guy to throw away his used toothpicks

When you’ve won as much as Nick Saban has at Alabama, you have the ability to have a lot of neat things. Many have made jokes about the size of Saban’s staff at Alabama and it appears they have some new ammunition. During Saturday’s spring game, ESPN cameras caught Saban cleaning his teeth with a toothpick. And when it came time to dispose of said toothpick...
Recap: Tennessee 1st-team offense dominates Orange and White Game, 34-7

Recap: Tennessee 1st-team offense dominates Orange and White Game, 34-7

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee quarterback Jarrett Guarantano showed off his growth and improvement at the expense of the Vols’ first-team defense Saturday. Guarantano was 15-of-27 passing for 226 yards with 2 touchdowns in the Orange team’s 34-7 victory over the White team in front of an announced crowd 65,098 at Neyland Stadium. Tennessee coach Jeremy Pruitt...
What Scott Frost said after Nebraska football’s 2018 spring game

What Scott Frost said after Nebraska football’s 2018 spring game

For the first time with Scott Frost as coach, Nebraska football played in its spring game on Saturday. From before the game to the final whistle, the game was a rousing success on many levels. From setting a s chool record for highest spring game attendance with a crowd of 86,818, to Kurt Rafdal’s incredible back-shoulder catch, the Frost era at Nebraska...
Nebraska QB Adrian Martinez looks as if he has half step, leg up over everybody else

Nebraska QB Adrian Martinez looks as if he has half step, leg up over everybody else

LINCOLN, Neb. — There was no doubt who looked the part. None. Adrian Martinez goes from 0 to 60 like a Porsche Spyder. Even the mistakes the Nebraska quarterback made happened with the foot all the way on the floor, every piston screaming for mercy. Right or wrong, there was no hesitation. And that’s not just key. It’s essential. With Scott Frost...
QB recruit Sam Johnson III has Michigan, Iowa in top 5

QB recruit Sam Johnson III has Michigan, Iowa in top 5

QB recruit Sam Johnson III released his top 5 on Saturday as college football teams near the end of their spring practices. The 3-star recruit has Iowa and Michigan among his top schools, along with Missouri, Syracuse and Boston College. Iowa is still looking for a quarterback to fill a spot in its 2019 class now that Max Duggan has committed to TCU. Michigan does already...
In-state offensive guard Tyshawn Wannamaker commits to South Carolina

In-state offensive guard Tyshawn Wannamaker commits to South Carolina

Will Muschamp and the South Carolina Gamecocks added the second commitment to their class of 2020 on Saturday afternoon. The Gamecocks coach announced the news in customary fashion: Offensive guard Tyshawn Wannamaker, from Calhoun County, committed to the Gamecocks at the SpursUp Cookout in Columbia on Saturday, according to John Del Bianco of 247Sports. Wannamaker, who stands...
Jeremy Pruitt irritated at halftime of Orange and White: ‘nobody is responding’

Jeremy Pruitt irritated at halftime of Orange and White: ‘nobody is responding’

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee coach Jeremy Pruitt wasn’t worried about smiling for the camera at halftime of the Orange and White Game. Pruitt was upset about the Vols’ purported first-team defense, and it showed. Tennessee’s Orange team led the White team 20-0 at halftime of the Vols’ spring game at Neyland Stadium on Saturday when Pruitt was stopped...
Nebraska AD Bill Moos on Scott Frost: ‘I do feel we got the pick of the litter’

Nebraska AD Bill Moos on Scott Frost: ‘I do feel we got the pick of the litter’

At the end of the 2017 college football regular season, several teams across the country had their eyes set on then-UCF coach Scott Frost. With Frost at the helm, UCF football finished its season undefeated and earned a bid to a major bowl game for only the second time in school history. Despite his success with the Knights, and a game against Auburn in the Peach Bowl still...
Iowa’s depth chart, 5 position observations

Iowa’s depth chart, 5 position observations

IOWA CITY, Iowa — Iowa held its final spring football practice at Kinnick Stadium on Friday, and several starters and key reserves didn’t participate because of significant or nagging injuries. We know starting weakside linebacker Aaron Mends probably is out for the season with a knee injury. A handful of others, including seniors in wide receiver Nick Easley, defensive...
Penn State spring game 2018: Score, live updates, rosters (4/21/2018)

Penn State spring game 2018: Score, live updates, rosters (4/21/2018)

The 2018 Penn State spring game is at 3 p.m. ET on Saturday, April 21, at Beaver Stadium. Below, find the score, live updates and rosters for the Blue-White Game. Last season, the Nittany Lions finished 11-2 and won the Fiesta Bowl. Penn State is expected to rank among the best in the country again to start the 2018 season. Note: There will be 11-minute quarters and there will...
Nebraska fan wins 25K, gets mobbed by team at 2018 spring game

Nebraska fan wins 25K, gets mobbed by team at 2018 spring game

Nebraska’s 2018 spring game was the first glimpse fans received of Scott Frost’s team. More importantly, it was chance for one fan to win $25,000 by fielding a punt. The fan locked onto the ball and hauled it in successfully. That’s all he needed to do go go home with an extra $25,000 from Nebraska’s record-breaking spring game. The football...
Alabama spring football game: Live updates score, analysis (April 21, 2018)

Alabama spring football game: Live updates score, analysis (April 21, 2018)

Defending College Football Playoff champion Alabama goes head to head with itself Saturday, April 21, during the Crimson Tide’s annual spring game at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Stay here for live updates, scores and analysis. Stay here for updates throughout the afternoon in Tuscaloosa where it’s going to be around 75 degrees and partly sunny for ...
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