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Kentucky football fans rewarded Saturday for their faith
That’s what happened Saturday at Louisville. Four years of work, four years of faith, all paid off at exactly the right time to produce a “significant” victory over not just UK’s arch-rival, but a very good football team with a very good head coach and an outstanding quarterback.
Chapecoense tragedy: Ronaldinho, Riquelme offer to play for free, according to reports
South American football legends Ronaldinho and Juan Roman Riqeulme could come out of retirement and play for free to help the stricken Chapecoense club once the devastated club starts to look to re-building their football side. Nineteen of the Chapecoense’s players were killed Monday in a plane crash in Colombia. Three survived but are hospitalized in Colombia.
Former USC, NFL running back Joe McKnight shot dead in New Orleans suburb
A shooting in Terrytown Thursday afternoon left a man dead after an argument at an intersection, according to the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office. Family members at the scene identified the victim as Joe McKnight, former NFL player and local high school football standout. McKnight, 28, played for the New York Jets and Kansas City Chiefs. He also played in the Canadian Football League.
Cheat or Go Home: Inside the 'Dysfunctional Hell' of Becoming a CFB Coach
"You're either going to do it the right way or the wrong way. You have to pick a side on the first day of the job." That comes from recently-fired Texas coach Charlie Strong. When Strong took over as the Longhorns head coach, he was adamant about doing things the right way and got right to cleaning it up. What did he get for it? Fired after three straight losing seasons.
Young fan has adorable reaction to getting Steph Curry's autograph
Before the Golden State Warriors crushed the Boston Celtics on Friday night, one lucky young fan came face to face with two-time MVP Stephen Curry and got his ball signed — and the boy's reaction was absolutely priceless.
Vanderbilt head coach Derek Mason danced on the sidelines while beating Tennessee
Early in the year, Vanderbilt’s Derek Mason was near the top of the heap of coaches we all assumed would probably be fired. At the halfway point of the season, Vandy was 2-4 with hapless-looking losses to Florida, Kentucky, Georgia Tech, and South Carolina. But they rebounded and finished the season 6-6, beating Tennessee in the season finale, 45-34.
Oregon fires coach Mark Helfrich
Oregon dismissed football coach Mark Helfrich tonight following a meeting with athletic director Rob Mullens, according to sources. The news comes days after Oregon ended it's season with a 34-24 loss at Oregon State in the Civil War to finish with a record of 4-8, the program's first losing record since 2004 and worst mark since 1991 (3-8).
Gap closing between ACC and SEC
I heard a report last Friday about a top NC high school linebacker who turned down a scholarship offer from Alabama. I was told the young man wants to play in the SEC but wants to stay close to home. I raised the question-what about the ACC? The ACC is 3-2 against the SEC and by the end of Saturday likely will be 6-3, maybe 7-2. I was right about the 6-3.
Despite Lack of Wins, Texas Football Should Be Thankful for Charlie Strong Era
At his introductory press conference back in January 2014, wearing an apprehensive smile and a burnt orange tie, Charlie Strong eased his way into his Texas vision. He took his time. Before he could sell the room on the future, he needed to say farewell. That's how men of character do things.
How best to realign ACC football divisions, scrap annual crossover games?
The ACC’s opposition to a nine-game league football schedule reaffirmed this season, it’s time to explore other models that would allow its teams to play one another more often. Ditch divisions? Abandon annual crossover matchups? Realign divisions? Considering those options is based on the premise that teams in a conference should play one another more than once every six years.
Somehow, Syracuse basketball was outscored by Syracuse football Saturday
An incredible day of college football turned into a bleak Saturday for Syracuse fans everywhere. The football team was on the wrong end of one of the strangest games of the season -- and yet it still managed to outscore Jim Boeheim's basketball team by 11 points.
The Orange only managed 50 points on the court; it put up 61 on the field. Huh?
Video: World Record Basketball Shot (593 Feet)
On only the third attempt, Derek Herron breaks the Guinness World Record for the highest basketball shot ever, swishing one from a massive 180.968m (593.73 feet) off the top of Mauvoisin Dam in Switzerland. (skip to 1:35 mark if you want to jump right to it)
Texas Western Captain, Legend Harry Flournoy Passes Away
Harry Flournoy, team captain and the leading rebounder on Texas Western College’s historic 1966 national championship team, passed away on Saturday morning in Atlanta. He was 72 years old. Flournoy averaged 8.3 points and 10.7 rebounds in the Miners’ drive to a 28-1 record and upset of heavily-favored Kentucky in the 1966 national title game.
Georgia Tech's win over Georgia defines each team's season
One game made all the difference in how this season will be remembered for Georgia Tech and Georgia. By beating Georgia 28-27 on Saturday with a stirring fourth-quarter comeback , coach Paul Johnson was equipped with memorable evidence that his team is on the rise. The Yellow Jackets (8-4) won five of their last six games, including three straight.
Tom Herman welcomes the pressure of winning at Texas
New Texas coach Tom Herman was pitch-perfect during his introductory press conference on Sunday at Bellmont Hall. If he can remain undefeated next fall, Longhorns fans will love him. Winning has been a problem lately. After three straight losing seasons, Texas fans are starved for someone to turn things around. They hope this 41-year-old coaching wunderkind is the answer.