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Dayton’s Benjamin to play Tulane senior in first round of NCAA championships

Dayton Flyers junior Jordan Benjamin will face Tulane senior Constantin Schmitz at 8 a.m.  Wednesday in the first round of the NCAA tennis championship at Wake Forest University. The bracket was announced Tuesday. Benjamin will be the first UD tennis player to play in the national tournament. Benjamin finished the regular season 16-0 in dual matches. He’s 20-1 overall in singles play...


Houston Texans star J.J. Watt visits Santa Fe High School shooting victims 

Houston Texans star J.J. Watt visits Santa Fe High School shooting victims 

Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt continues to make an impact in the wake of the mass shooting at a southeastern Texas high school, KTRK reported. Watt visited some of the victims injured in the deadly shooting at Santa Fe High School on Monday and took photographs with them and their nurses at the hospital. He also visited several victims at their homes, KHOU reported. A gunman opened...
Fans say Brandi Chastain's Hall of Fame plaque is a bust

Fans say Brandi Chastain's Hall of Fame plaque is a bust

American soccer legend Brandi Chastain is one of the most recognizable women athletes in the world. But sports fans were scratching their heads after viewing her plaque as she was inducted into the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame on Monday night. In their minds, Chastain’s bust was, well, a bust. Ann Killion of the San Francisco Chronicle, who wrote inscription for the plaque, called the rendition...
College Insider: Fenwick’s Rossi among A-10 track & field headliners

College Insider: Fenwick’s Rossi among A-10 track & field headliners

University of Dayton senior Jenni Rossi was named the Most Outstanding Field Performer on May 6 after a trio of top-three finishes at the Atlantic 10 Conference Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Fairfax, Va. Rossi, a Fenwick High School graduate, won the shot put (14.90 meters) and hammer throw (56.27 meters). Her hammer effort was the fourth-best in UD history. She also placed third in the discus...
Dragons series opener suspended, will resume today

Dragons series opener suspended, will resume today

Dayton’s series opener with visiting Lake County was suspended Monday night because of rain with the score tied 2-2 in the middle of the fifth inning. The game will resume Tuesday at 6 p.m. at Fifth Third Field with the Dragons batting in the bottom of the fifth. The gates will open at 5:30. After that nine-inning game is completed, the teams will play a seven-inning game. Lake County (19-24)...
Sports Today: Have the Cavaliers figured out the Celtics?

Sports Today: Have the Cavaliers figured out the Celtics?

The NBA Silver Medal Series is now a best of three with the Cleveland Cavaliers winning game four of the Eastern Conference Finals 111-102 over Boston on Monday night.  The Celtics never recovered from an abysmal first quarter, though this was the rare NBA game in which the team losing in the second half didn’t quit, so that’s something.  Whether or not that means coach...
After talk of removal, Centerville retains cross country coach

After talk of removal, Centerville retains cross country coach

After word got out to several parents and teachers that a “minority voice in the community” wanted the school board to oust veteran girls cross country coach David Dobson, a strong majority appeared Monday night at the board’s meeting to show support for his tenure. Centerville’s girls cross country team has won four consecutive state championships and Dobson was selected as...

HS Roundup 5/21: Centerville, Ross baseball win district titles

Baseball District Tournament Division I Centerville 4, Loveland 1: Jared Lieberman drove in two runs and notched the win on the mound and Shea Hendrixson had the save as Centerville completed a suspended game from Sunday to move on to a regional semifinal game vs. Mason on Thursday. Division II Ross 6, Tippecanoe 3: Ross rallied from a three-run deficit, taking the lead with four runs in the fifth...

HS Scores 5/21: Lakota West, Indian Lake softball advance to regionals

Elder 5, St. Xavier 4 Mason 13, Northmont 3 Moeller 6, Butler 2 CHCA 9, Kenton Ridge 5 Chaminade Julienne 4, New Richmond 1 Bethel-Tate 6, Dayton Christian 5 Blanchester 9, Carlisle 6 Madeira 4, Waynesville 3 Ross 2, Taylor 1 Centerville 4, Loveland 1 Ross 6, Tippecanoe 3 Lakota West 4, Springboro 0 Kenton Ridge 6, Monroe 2 Bradford 2, Cin. Christian 1 Mason 6, Centerville 0 Indian Lake 11, Deer Park...
Prep baseball: Ross rallies past Tippecanoe, repeats as Division II district champion

Prep baseball: Ross rallies past Tippecanoe, repeats as Division II district champion

Winning has become a contagious, delightful thing for Ross High School’s baseball team. The Rams have discovered some postseason magic again this year and captured their second straight Division II district championship Monday, erasing a 3-0 deficit to knock off Tippecanoe 6-3 at Mason. “Just keep winning. That’s what you do,” said senior Montana Allgaier, who pitched 3.1 scoreless...
Staten’s huddle with LeBron recaptured by ESPN

Staten’s huddle with LeBron recaptured by ESPN

Overcome with grief after having lost a state championship basketball game, former Thurgood Marshall High School standout Juwan Staten was consoled by the best: LeBron James. »RELATED: Area teams advance on the tourney trails »PHOTO GALLERY: D-I district track at Wayne Staten’s well-documented brush with the NBA trend-setter received added mileage on espn.com on Monday. Staten was...
Multiple regional qualifiers boost district-champ WL-Salem girls

Multiple regional qualifiers boost district-champ WL-Salem girls

Then a seventh grader, Lydia Moell couldn’t have picked a better day for her first pole vault lesson three years ago. Well, except for that winter blast Lydia and her father drove through to get to Columbus. “I remember because it was on Valentine’s Day and my husband drove her over in a snowstorm,” said Becky Moell, Lydia’s mother and West Liberty-Salem’s pole...
Bengals sign first-round draft choice from Ohio State

Bengals sign first-round draft choice from Ohio State

The Cincinnati Bengals signed first-round draft pick Billy Price on Monday. A center, Price was selected in the first round and 21st overall out of Ohio State University. The Bengals agreed to a four-year contract with an option to extend one year through 2022. The 6-foot-4, 305-pounder was a four-year starter for the Buckeyes. He was a guard for three seasons, when switched to center as a senior...
Despite glimpses of promise, starting pitching continues to hurt Reds

Despite glimpses of promise, starting pitching continues to hurt Reds

Tyler Mahle has pitched well at times. The same could be said for Sal Romano. Luis Castillo has improved since a rough April. Homer Bailey was the Cincinnati Reds’ best starter in the first two weeks. Matt Harvey has provided a ray of hope in two brief starts. On the whole, though, starting pitching remains the biggest problem for the Reds (16-32), the worst team in the National League. Despite...
Area teams advance in spring sports seasons

Area teams advance in spring sports seasons

How does Centerville top junior pitcher Nick Hoffmann’s perfect game to win a sectional baseball championship? Easy, add a delayed district title. All the high school spring sports are deep into their respective postseasons. And the foul weather that has been in play all spring continues to make a make-up mess of tournament schedules. Here’s how the tournament trails look as of Monday...
Miami Valley boys tennis sends singles, doubles team to state

Miami Valley boys tennis sends singles, doubles team to state

To say it was a good weekend on the courts for the Rams would be an understatement. The Miami Valley tennis team qualified four boys – two singles players and a doubles team – to this week’s Division II high school state tennis tournament – a feat the Rams have not accomplished in at least 15 years. Rams senior Colton Morehart – who qualified to state as a sophomore &ndash...
Sports gambling: NFL commissioner calls for Congressional action 

Sports gambling: NFL commissioner calls for Congressional action 

A week after the Supreme Court struck down a federal law prohibiting wagering on sports, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell issued “four core principles” the league would like to see addressed by Congress.  Additionally, Goodell says the league has “spent considerable time planning for the potential of broadly legalized sports gambling” and is prepared to address changes &ldquo...
Sports Today: Reds pitching regresses

Sports Today: Reds pitching regresses

The Cincinnati Reds dropped three of four over the weekend to the Chicago Cubs, capping a week in which the team’s pitching took a step back.  The team ERA over the last seven days was 5.56, higher than the (terrible) season-long mark of 4.92.  The only starter to post a “good” start over the past seven days was Matt Harvey, who only went four innings as he continues to...
Marshall making up for lost time with Dragons

Marshall making up for lost time with Dragons

At 6-foot-5, 245 pounds, Montrell Marshall’s size plays a big role in his success on the field, but it also kept the Dayton Dragons first baseman off the field for a while. Marshall missed his entire senior season in high school after suffering a fractured vertebrae in his back caused by a growth spurt. »RELATED: Prospect to resume baseball activity »RELATED: Votto weighs in on Reds&rsquo...
District softball: Kenton Ridge beats Monroe to reach regionals

District softball: Kenton Ridge beats Monroe to reach regionals

Kenton Ridge and Monroe dealt with postponements of their Division II district softball final on Friday and Saturday and then watched a storm roll past Brookville High School at 6 p.m. Sunday just when they were supposed to start play. Players waited inside the high school, hoping they would be able to play before it got dark. "It's stressful," Kenton Ridge pitcher Carly Turner said of the...
Prep softball: CCS on the rise, but Bradford takes Division IV district title

Prep softball: CCS on the rise, but Bradford takes Division IV district title

Cincinnati Christian School’s quest for a Division IV district softball championship continues. The Cougars came up short in the district finals for the fourth time in program history Sunday afternoon, losing to Bradford 2-1 in eight innings at Mason. “I really wish we could’ve won that, but anything can happen. It was done for a reason,” said CCS freshman Briahna Bush, who...
Schwarber, Cubs hammer Reds, win series

Schwarber, Cubs hammer Reds, win series

Yu Darvish recovered from a shaky start to earn his first win with the Cubs, and Kyle Schwarber hit one of Chicago’s three home runs Sunday in a 6-1 victory over the Cincinnati Reds. Schwarber, a Middletown native, launched a two-run drive, and Javier Baez and Ben Zobrist each had a solo shot to help the Cubs take three of four in the series. Darvish (1-3) went six innings and allowed only...
Cincinnati Reds: DeSclafani close to making his return to rotation

Cincinnati Reds: DeSclafani close to making his return to rotation

As the date when Anthony DeSclafani can be activated from the 60-day disabled list approaches, thoughts among many – including Reds fans – are turning to whom he might replace in the Cincinnati starting rotation. The 28-year-old right-hander, who’s been sidelined all season with a left oblique strain he sustained in spring training, made his second rehab start for the Double-A Pensacola...
NBA Hall of Famer Bill Russell released from hospital

NBA Hall of Famer Bill Russell released from hospital

Basketball Hall of Famer Bill Russell confirmed on Twitter he was released after an overnight stay in the hospital for dehydration. According to TMZ, the 84-year-old Boston Celtics great was taken by ambulance from his Seattle-area home to a nearby hospital Friday night.  Russell tweeted Saturday that he was doing all right, writing that “Yes, I was taken to...
Prep baseball: Seventh-inning rally sparks Cincinnati Christian to D-IV district title

Prep baseball: Seventh-inning rally sparks Cincinnati Christian to D-IV district title

The Cincinnati Christian School baseball team is headed to the Division IV regionals. The Cougars stunned Franklin Monroe with two runs in the bottom of the seventh inning Saturday and captured a district championship as Connor Ploetz had a walkoff RBI bunt in a 7-6 triumph at Springboro. Alex Johnson had two hits and an RBI for CCS (15-8), and Mitchell Smith pitched an eight-hitter with four strikeouts...
Late start to season doesn’t slow Dragons’ right-hander Jordan

Late start to season doesn’t slow Dragons’ right-hander Jordan

For a team as streaky as the Dayton Dragons, pitcher Andrew Jordan may just be the remedy that steadies the club’s rotation. Jordan, who stayed in Arizona after Spring Training with a strained forearm, made his second start for the Dragons and threw five stellar innings in the Dragons’ 5-3 win against the Great Lakes Loons at Fifth Third Field on Saturday night. »RELATED: Dragons...
Second Thoughts: Arcade would be fabulous site for a sportsbook

Second Thoughts: Arcade would be fabulous site for a sportsbook

Who hasn’t had their fill of Baker Mayfield? HBO will feature the Browns on its Hard Knocks series this summer. BTW, did you hear that Josh Gordon is mentoring wayward rookie Antonio Callaway? I’ll guarantee that’ll be one of the main storylines. Quite the psychology experiment. Our local leaders tease us every year or two by coming up with artsy ideas for The Arcade in downtown...

HS Scores 5/19: District semifinals and finals scores

Baseball Friday’s Results District Finals Division III Madison 1, Versailles 0 Division IV Fort Loramie 11, Tri County North 7 District Semifinals Division II Chaminade Julienne 7, Oakwood 4 CHCA 4, Fenwick 2 Division IV Cin. Christian 8, New Miami 1 Saturday’s Results District Finals Division II CHCA 9, Kenton Ridge 5 Division III Coldwater 8, Fort Recovery 1 Division IV Cin. Christian...

HS Roundup 5/19: Centerville’s Hoffman leads in district semis win

Nick Hoffman threw a perfect game with 13 strikeouts as Centerville slipped past Beavercreek, 2-0. Morgan Colopy singled in the top of the third inning to score Ryan Stahl, opening the scoring for the Elks. A hit from Stahl, followed by a bunt from Hoffman, an error by Beavercreek and an additional walk by ‘Creek gave Centerville its 2-0 lead in the bottom of the fifth. Centerville advances...
Dayton offers scholarship to center in 2021 class

Dayton offers scholarship to center in 2021 class

The Dayton Flyers offered a scholarship to Franck Kepnang, a 6-foot-10 center in the class of 2021, according to a report by Andrew Slater. Kepnang plays for The MacDuffie School in Granby, Mass. He also has offers from La Salle, Virginia Commonwealth and Fordham, according to VerbalCommits.com. Kepnang is a native of Cameroon, according to the New England Recruiting Report. This is the second scholarship...
Sinclair baseball team advances to national junior college World Series

Sinclair baseball team advances to national junior college World Series

The Sinclair College baseball team saved the best for last in its regional baseball tournament in Sandusky on Saturday. The Tartan Pride rode a late rally to an 11-7 win over Kellogg Community College in the championship game, sending Sinclair to the National Junior College Division II World Series. ARCHDEACON: A spring tradition — Sinclair baseball one of nation’s best Sinclair had been...
A milestone for DeGennaro, a district softball title for No. 1 Lebanon

A milestone for DeGennaro, a district softball title for No. 1 Lebanon

Lebanon High School’s softball team is once again on the prowl for a Division I state championship. The Warriors are ranked No. 1 in the state coaches poll and striving for their fifth trip to the Final Four, having lost in the state finals in 2012, 2015 and 2017. Last year’s loss to Elyria was particularly brutal for Lebanon. Warriors coach Brian Kindell said it’s not part of team...
Kenton Ridge suffers another heartbreaking loss in baseball district title game

Kenton Ridge suffers another heartbreaking loss in baseball district title game

Kenton Ridge’s disappointment in the Division II district championship game continued Saturday with a 9-5 loss to Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy at Miamisburg High School. Since winning five straight district championships from 2004-08, the Cougars have lost the game five times in the last 10 years (2009, 2010, 2011, 2017 and 2018). “‘We’ll keep trying,” said Kenton...
Former Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel signs with CFL team

Former Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel signs with CFL team

Johnny Manziel is taking his football career north of the border. >> Read more trending news  The former Texas A&M star quarterback who had two disappointing seasons with the Cleveland Browns marred by off-the-field antics has signed a two-year-deal with the Canadian Football League. Manziel will play for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, the league announced Saturday. Manziel confirmed...
Homer Bailey has taken a turn for the Reds — in the wrong direction

Homer Bailey has taken a turn for the Reds — in the wrong direction

Homer Bailey was Cincinnati’s best starting pitcher while the rest of the team was stumbling out of the gate to a 3-18 start. The veteran Reds right-hander was 0-3 through his first five starts after a 4-3 loss at St. Louis on April 21, but he had a respectable 3.68 earned-run average and had delivered several win-worthy starts. As the rest of the Reds started turning things around, so did Bailey...
Ohio golfer, 93, scores hole-in-one in final round of career

Ohio golfer, 93, scores hole-in-one in final round of career

It was a great way to cap off a long golf career. Ben Bender, 93, who has been playing golf for 65 years, played his final round at Green Valley in Zanesville, Ohio, last month. He went out in style, scoring his first hole-in-one, the Times Recorder of Zanesville reported. Plagued by hip bursitis that caused him to cut his round short, Bender used a 5-wood to score an ace at the third hole at...
Greene struggles, Mondile pitches gem as Dragons split doubleheader

Greene struggles, Mondile pitches gem as Dragons split doubleheader

At 18 years old, Hunter Greene is playing his first full season of professional baseball. As is the case with young players, there’s going to be hiccups. Six days after Greene notched the best start of his Dragons’ career, the right-hander struggled through 3 1/3 innings as Dayton lost the first game of a doubleheader to the Great Lakes Loons 9-4 at Fifth Third Field on Friday. »...
Inside the numbers: Crimson Tide have become turnover kings

Inside the numbers: Crimson Tide have become turnover kings

Alabama coach Nick Saban isn’t big on a lot of statistics — at least not the ones fans see on a regular basis. However, a big exception to that is turnovers. He calls it “one of the most significant statistics in winning and losing,” and it’s becoming ingrained in everything the Crimson Tide do on the field. That’s why you hear things such...
Incoming Penn State kicker Jake Pinegar passed first Beaver Stadium test but knows pressure will rise

Incoming Penn State kicker Jake Pinegar passed first Beaver Stadium test but knows pressure will rise

Penn State football hosted its annual Lasch Bash barbecue on campus last July, providing a relaxed atmosphere for dozens of visiting prospects and their families. That setting drastically contrasted what Jake Pinegar experienced that day a short walk away at Beaver Stadium. A venue that would host nearly 111,000 people three months later sat empty aside from the Ankeny...
Cleveland Browns officially sign former Florida WR Antonio Callaway

Cleveland Browns officially sign former Florida WR Antonio Callaway

Former Florida wide receiver Antonio Callaway successfully convinced the Browns to take a chance on him in the NFL Draft. Tuesday, the deal was sealed with ink when Callaway signed his rookie contract. His off-the-field issues likely allowed him to fall all the way into the fourth round. He was cited for marijuana posession just over a year ago and was also the target of a Title IX investigation ...
Florida looks to respond in SEC Baseball Tournament after losing streak ‘smacked us in the face’

Florida looks to respond in SEC Baseball Tournament after losing streak ‘smacked us in the face’

HOOVER, Ala.  — Under different circumstances, there might not be much at stake for the Florida baseball team this week at the SEC Tournament. The Gators already won the conference’s regular-season title, have been ranked No. 1 nationally for most of the season and have their sights set on trying to win a second straight College World Series championship. Under...
Paid in Mississippi: New docuseries to examine intertwined Ole Miss, Mississippi State scandals

Paid in Mississippi: New docuseries to examine intertwined Ole Miss, Mississippi State scandals

It’s not a 30-for-30, but it does appear the first stab at chronicling the Ole Miss scandal which also allegedly involve Mississippi State players is here. It’s called Foul Play: Paid in Mississippi, but not everyone will be able to see it. The four-part series will be broken down into 25-minute episodes on Verizon’s go90 platform. The series involves Steven...
Former Rutgers, Michigan WR Ahmir Mitchell transfers to Arizona Western College, per report

Former Rutgers, Michigan WR Ahmir Mitchell transfers to Arizona Western College, per report

Former Rutgers and Michigan wide receiver Ahmir Mitchell has transferred to Arizona Western College, according to a report by The Press of Atlantic City’s Nicholas Huba. Mitchell’s transfer to Arizona Western College — a junior college located in Yuma, Ariz. — comes weeks after he was released from his scholarship at Rutgers. Previously, Rutgers...
New York Jets trade ex-Penn State QB Christian Hackenberg to Raiders

New York Jets trade ex-Penn State QB Christian Hackenberg to Raiders

Christian Hackenberg, a former second-round pick from Penn State, has been traded by the New York Jets to the Oakland Raiders. The Jets and coach Todd Bowles announced the trade Tuesday afternoon. The Jets received a conditional 7th-round pick in 2019. Hackenberg, who’s 6-foot-4 and 228 pounds, was picked in the second round at No. 51 overall in the 2016 NFL Draft, a surprisingly ...
Report: Alabama football grad transfer lineman blocked from Tennessee, Auburn contact

Report: Alabama football grad transfer lineman blocked from Tennessee, Auburn contact

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Offensive lineman Brandon Kennedy has spent the past three years at Alabama doing his best to block for coach Nick Saban’s teams while taking care of business in the class room. Now, however, it’s Saban who is throwing a block on Kennedy, according to a report from Matt Zenith of Al.com. Alabama has denied Kennedy’s appeal to transfer within the...
Auburn football: When will trap be most dangerous for Tigers in 2018?

Auburn football: When will trap be most dangerous for Tigers in 2018?

SEC Country wants to tackle the best questions from Auburn football and basketball fans. Look for our Auburn Question of the Day most weekdays. Go  here  to see all of our previous answers. AUBURN, Ala. — Auburn football’s schedule is never exactly easy. That’s partly because the SEC West division is good...
Archbishop Moeller G Zach Carpenter could commit in June, is considering Michigan

Archbishop Moeller G Zach Carpenter could commit in June, is considering Michigan

Since Michigan offered a scholarship on April 13, Cincinnati Archbishop Moeller High School 2019 3-star guard Zach Carpenter has visited Ann Arbor twice. Now, he is gearing up for a potential commitment in June. Wolverines offensive line coach Ed Warinner and linebackers coach Al Washington visited Carpenter at Archbishop Moeller last week. He said they will be back...
2019 RB Da’Joun Hewitt commits to Purdue football

2019 RB Da’Joun Hewitt commits to Purdue football

Purdue football has landed running back Da’Joun Hewitt, as the Class of 2019 prospect announced his commitment to the Boilermakers on Tuesday. Hewitt is a 3-star recruit, according to 247Sports, and is from Davidson Academy in Nashville, Tenn. Hewitt pledged his commitment to Purdue on Twitter. Here is his tweet: “First I would like to thank God for allowing...
Kam Martin leads way for Auburn RB unit that still has plenty of questions

Kam Martin leads way for Auburn RB unit that still has plenty of questions

Over the next few weeks, SEC Country will take Auburn football fans to Summer School. Each session will focus on one position on Auburn’s 2018 roster, finding answers from spring practice and looking ahead to what might be the biggest questions for the fall. Let’s continue with the running backs. Kam Martin (Junior) ...
Dr. Pepper releases statement about dropping Larry Culpepper from commercials

Dr. Pepper releases statement about dropping Larry Culpepper from commercials

Dr. Pepper officially announced a departure from Larry Culpepper with its college football advertising campaign. The company released a statement about parting with Jim Connor, who played Culpepper in recent years. Word of the decision was reported Monday afternoon. The Culpepper character was a concession worker and the College Football Playoff’s self-proclaimed...
Ohio State podcast: Tommy Togiai one of many problems for Michigan

Ohio State podcast: Tommy Togiai one of many problems for Michigan

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Get insight and reaction to Ohio State football and basketball on the Inside the Shoe podcast, brought to you by Land of 10. In the latest edition, an opposing high school coach of Tommy Togiai told Land of 10’s Ryan Ginn that he’s happy Togiai is “Michigan’s problem” now. Kyle Lamb says Michigan has plenty more to worry...
WATCH: SEC Country Live, May 22

WATCH: SEC Country Live, May 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 ...
10 recruiting thoughts from Louisiana spring practice visits

10 recruiting thoughts from Louisiana spring practice visits

Spring football in Louisiana got underway in April and recently wrapped up. While college coaches were on the road recruiting and evaluating talent, I did my part to follow suit and take a closer look at the best 2019 and 2020 prospects in the state. Here are some of the main takeaways from my travels in Louisiana, Texas, Mississippi and Alabama: We have anticipated the 2019 class in Louisiana...
Running back Chris Curry will give LSU fans reason to be excited

Running back Chris Curry will give LSU fans reason to be excited

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. Today’s Question of the Day is about incoming...
What are the chances Tennessee lands some more 5-star recruits?

What are the chances Tennessee lands some more 5-star recruits?

SEC Country reporter Blake Morgan will candidly answer your Tennessee sports queries each weekday in our  Mailbag Question of the Day . Join the conversation by sending your questions via Twitter to @SECCountryVols, Tennessee Insiders Facebook page or by email to Blake at blakemorgan123@gmail...
An Arkansas quarterback will transfer in next 18 months, but which one?

An Arkansas quarterback will transfer in next 18 months, but which one?

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. When K.J. Jefferson, Class of 2019, committed to Arkansas on Friday...
Who are some early expected visitors at Auburn for Big Cat Weekend?

Who are some early expected visitors at Auburn for Big Cat Weekend?

Much like Justin Ferguson does on the Auburn team side, recruiting reporter Benjamin Wolk  will answer the Recruiting Question of the Day. You can ask him questions on Twitter or Facebook. Look for our  Question of the Day each weekday. Go  here  to see...
John Parker Wilson clears the air on controversial Jeremy Pruitt-Kirby Smart comments

John Parker Wilson clears the air on controversial Jeremy Pruitt-Kirby Smart comments

Former Alabama quarterback John Parker Wilson found himself in the midst of national headlines when he boldly proclaimed that new Tennessee coach Jeremy Pruitt scared him more with the Vols than Kirby Smart does at Georgia. Both Smart and Pruitt served as defensive coordinators under Nick Saban prior to landing premium SEC East head coaching jobs. And, like it or not, they&rsquo...
Atlanta Falcons coach Dan Quinn updates Julio Jones’ status after offseason tension

Atlanta Falcons coach Dan Quinn updates Julio Jones’ status after offseason tension

Wide receiver Julio Jones’ situation with the Atlanta Falcons this offseason has included some tension. Recently, it was reported that the former Alabama player and five-time Pro Bowl wide receiver wants a new deal and is not expected to attend organized team activities. In April, Jones made his social media accounts private and unfollowed everyone from the Falcons’ organization...
Several South Carolina football players tabbed All-SEC by Athlon

Several South Carolina football players tabbed All-SEC by Athlon

Athlon Sports has released its 2018 SEC preseason all-conference teams and seven South Carolina football players were recognized. Deebo Samuel garnered first-team honors as both a wide receiver and kick returner. Samuel, a 6-foot, 210-pound senior from Inman S.C., was limited to just three games last season due to injury. However, in those three contests, Samuel scored 6 touchdowns, ...
Tua or Jalen?: ESPN writers say Alabama will be so good, it might not matter

Tua or Jalen?: ESPN writers say Alabama will be so good, it might not matter

Ever since Tua Tagovailoa rifled that overtime 2nd-and-26 touchdown pass to win the national championship for Alabama, the debate around Tuscaloosa, the SEC, and the college football landscape has been who will start for the Crimson Tide in 2018? The junior Hurts, who led Alabama to back-to-back title game appearances, and nearly won the 2017 edition himself? Or the sophomore...
On the Beat: Ranking Nick Saban losses proves it takes mighty effort to beat Alabama

On the Beat: Ranking Nick Saban losses proves it takes mighty effort to beat Alabama

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — It’s the offseason, and there aren’t always a ton of storylines available for Alabama football, so let’s have a little fun. First, a shout-out to comedian Funny Maine for this idea. He ranked his top-10 losses on Monday, so I’m borrowing the idea for Tuesday. If you have a different list, let me know on Twitter...
ESPN college football experts predict fate of LSU coach Ed Orgeron after 2018 season

ESPN college football experts predict fate of LSU coach Ed Orgeron after 2018 season

The future of LSU coach Ed Orgeron has become a popular offseason topic. Recently, SEC Network’s Paul Finebaum and Outkick the Coverage’s Clay Travis told SEC Country that they envision Orgeron entering the 2018 season on the SEC’s hottest seat. The Tigers are 15-6 under the coach, and eyes will be on Baton Rouge to see whether LSU can become...
Undefeated season? Vegas expert says Alabama is ‘gonna go 12-0’

Undefeated season? Vegas expert says Alabama is ‘gonna go 12-0’

Gambling on Alabama football in 2018 will require supreme confidence in the Crimson Tide. Vegas expert Brian Edwards told SEC Country that Nick Saban’s team should be favored by 17-plus points in 10 of its games this season. The outliers aren’t easy calls for gamblers, either. Edwards, who handicaps games for VegasInsider.com, said games against LSU (Alabama by...
Arkansas’ Grant Koch: ‘We want to play at Baum as long as we can’

Arkansas’ Grant Koch: ‘We want to play at Baum as long as we can’

Grant Koch is the crafty old veteran of the Arkansas baseball team, even if he isn’t the oldest player on the roster. The Fayetteville native is a catcher and all the cliches about guys who play that position apply. He’s a thinker, a gamer and he’s articulate about the game. The best part for the media isn’t just that articulation, it’s that Koch will answer...
How will Tuf Borland’s injury impact Ohio State linebackers?

How will Tuf Borland’s injury impact Ohio State linebackers?

During the week, Land of 10 reporters following the Buckeyes address pressing questions on the minds of the Ohio State fan base with our daily feature. To ask Ryan Ginn a question, follow along on Twitter and suggest a topic right here. Check back Monday through Friday as we dive into the Ohio State Question of the Day. Go here to see all of...
Analyst explains why Tua Tagovailoa could be best player in college football

Analyst explains why Tua Tagovailoa could be best player in college football

Welcome to SEC Country’s daily  Alabama Crimson Tide podcast  with Ryan Fowler. In this edition, we talk with Braden Gall from Athlon Sports about the upcoming season, Alabama quarterbacks Tua Tagovailoa and Jalen Hurts, and more.  Tagovailoa also clarifies a recent comment.  Topics discussed: Simone...
Report: Former Arkansas AD Jeff Long linked to vacant Kansas AD job

Report: Former Arkansas AD Jeff Long linked to vacant Kansas AD job

Former Arkansas athletic director Jeff Long might not be unemployed for much longer. According to college football insider Brett McMurphy, Long is a top candidate to take over Kansas’ now-vacant AD job. The Jayhawks fired Sheahon Zenger this week after a historic run of bad football. At first glance, Kansas is a complete mess. It’s a complete mess at second glance, too...
Latest on LSU’s push for 4-star RB Noah Cain

Latest on LSU’s push for 4-star RB Noah Cain

Remember the LSU mailbag? Multiply it by five. SEC Country’s LSU recruiting reporter Sam Spiegelman will answer reader questions Monday through Friday in a new segment called “LSU recruiting question of the day.” Feel free to join the conversation by tweeting your questions to Sam on Twitter ( ...
Former LSU wide receiver Russell Shepard signs with New York Giants

Former LSU wide receiver Russell Shepard signs with New York Giants

After spending his entire NFL career so far in the NFC South, a former LSU standout is heading north. Wide receiver and special teams contributor Russell Shepard has signed with the New York Giants, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. Shepard is entering his sixth season in the league after his career at LSU. After catching just 7 passes in his first three seasons with...
Arkansas coach Chad Morris says Razorbacks ‘understand 4-8 is completely unacceptable’

Arkansas coach Chad Morris says Razorbacks ‘understand 4-8 is completely unacceptable’

Chad Morris has inherited an Arkansas team that went 4-8 last season, which was its worst campaign since 2014. The Razorbacks went 3-9 in Bret Bielema’s first season as coach in 2013, then, after three improved years, regressed in 2017. Morris will try to build back up the program, which hasn’t won more than eight games in a season since 2011. “I know that they&rsquo...
Alabama women’s golf defeats Kent State to advance to NCAA match-play semifinals

Alabama women’s golf defeats Kent State to advance to NCAA match-play semifinals

The University of Alabama women’s golf team made quick work of Kent State to advance to the semifinals of the NCAA Championships on Tuesday morning. The Crimson Tide will face the winner of USC-Duke, which was deadlocked 2-2-1 when Alabama finished up. The match-play semifinal is scheduled to start in the early afternoon at Karsten Creek Golf Club in Stillwater,...
Big Ten football schedules could return to 8 games, Nebraska AD Bill Moos hints

Big Ten football schedules could return to 8 games, Nebraska AD Bill Moos hints

A change could be coming to future Big Ten football schedules. Nebraska athletic director Bill Moos hinted Monday night that the conference could make a change to future schedules so that Big Ten teams aren’t “beating each other up” as much, according to HuskerOnline’s Sean Callahan. Moos might be implying that the league could return to an eight-game...
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