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Kyle Chandler Channels Coach Taylor in New Friday Night Lights-Inspired PSA
Clear eyes, full hearts, can't lose. It's been four years since Friday Night Lights went off the air, and four years since we've last heard the inspiring Dillon Panthers chant on our TV screens (that is, if you don't include the endless hours of binge-watching marathons)....Kyle Chandler, currently up for an Emmy for his performance in Netflix's Bloodline, reprised his FNL role as Coach Eric Taylor in a PSA aimed at motivating moviegoers to turn off their phones at the theater.
Inside prison baseball with the San Quentin Giants
The thing you don’t expect about playing baseball in prison is that everyone is extremely friendly. The entire roster of convicted felons who suited up for the San Quentin Giants on Thursday seemed genuinely grateful for the opportunity to play against some weekend warriors from the outside: Welcoming us and thanking us for coming upon our arrival in the prison yard, stopping by the visitors’ dugout for pleasantries during the game, and thanking us again before we took off to a nearby brewery for a postgame meal.
Shutting it down: Clemson football players ready for season without social media
Twitter. No Facebook. No Instagram. No Snapchat. So how in the world are Eric Mac Lain and D.J. Reader going to function without social media? “A big piece of my life has been removed,” Mac Lain admitted. “That’s how I get most of my information about the world,” Reader said. Truth be told, Mac Lain and Reader can still glean all the information they want via social media – they just can’t comment on it. The Clemson football team’s social media shutdown went into effect on Aug. 3, the first day of fall camp.
Frank Beamer wants son Shane Beamer or Bud Foster as successor
Virginia Tech coach Frank Beamer isn't ready to retire anytime soon, but he has a pretty good idea of whom he wants to replace him when he does. Beamer said during a Tuesday appearance at ESPN that he would prefer that someone on his current coaching staff -- either longtime defensive coordinator Bud Foster or associate head coach/running backs coach Shane Beamer, his son -- replace him when he retires as the Hokies' coach.
Board dismisses ruling to allow college athletes to unionize
The National Labor Relations Board on Monday overturned a historic ruling that gave Northwestern University football players the go-ahead to form the nation's first college athletes' union, saying the prospect of union and non-union teams could throw off the competitive balance in college football. The decision throws out a March 2014 ruling by a regional NLRB director in Chicago who said that the football players are effectively school employees and entitled to organize.
Tiger Woods is coming to Wyndham Championship in Greensboro
Tiger Woods is coming to Greensboro. Woods, 39, will follow through on his commitment and will play in the 76th Wyndham Championship this week at Sedgefield Country Club, according to a report by Bob Harig, a golf writer for ESPN.com. Mark Brazil, the tournament director of the Wyndham Championship, confirmed the report.
Eric Berry makes emotional return to the field against Cardinals
Eric Berry didn't want to dismiss the importance of getting back to football, but he found upon his return to the Kansas City Chiefs that he also missed the things that surround the game. The smell of the grass. The camaraderie with his teammates in the locker room beforehand. The sounds of the crowd. Berry got to experience all of that again on Saturday night before the Chiefs' preseason opener against the Arizona Cardinals in Glendale, Arizona.
Cal freshmen Jaylen Brown, Ivan Rabb have positive first showing
The Australian tour for Cal is giving the team its first look at the freshman duo of Jaylen Brown and Ivan Rabb, who helped the Golden Bears to a 100-63 win over Victoria Select during the team’s first game on the trip. Both players started the game for Cal as Brown paced the team with 17 points while adding six rebounds and two steals. Rabb finished the game with a double-double of 11 points and 10 rebounds and was 5-for-6 from the field.
Five-star wing Mustapha Heron commits to Auburn
Five-star wing Mustapha Heron has verbally committed to Bruce Pearl and Auburn, he tells Scout. Heron, a 6-foot-5 strongly-built wing out of Waterbury (Conn.) Sacred Heart, made the pledge during an unofficial visit to Auburn's campus on Sunday. “I was comfortable with it right away,” Heron said. Heron was scheduled to visit Mississippi State soon and had taken visits to Alabama, Marquette, St. John’s and also was considering UNLV.
Lauren Brownlow to replace Mark Thomas on Triangle sports talk morning show
It will be a better show, but it will no longer be The World’s Strongest Morning Show. Lauren Brownlow will be the permanent co-host with Mike Maniscalco on morning drive time on WDNC (Buzz Sports Radio, AM 620, FM 96.5 in Durham and FM 99.3 in Raleigh) on a show that has not been named.
Notre Dame DT Jarron Jones out for season with torn MCL
Notre Dame has suffered a major loss before the season has even started. Multiple reports surfaced Friday that redshirt junior defensive lineman Jarron Jones had suffered a serious knee injury, and on Saturday coach Brian Kelly confirmed the news. Jones has suffered a torn MCL and will miss the entire 2015 season. He'll have surgery to repair the tear next week. In his 11 games last season, Jones was a force on the defensive line.
College Football's 2015 All-Name Team
With 128 teams in the FBS and around 100 players on a roster, there are certainly some interesting names that pop-up throughout the course of production for Athlon's 2015 college football magazine. We took a look through the rosters for the 128 teams and pulled out some of the funniest and more interesting names in college football for the 2015 season.
LeBron's foundation to spend $41M to send kids to college
LeBron James is giving kids from Akron — ones with challenging backgrounds like his — the chance to go to college for free. The NBA star has partnered with the University of Akron to provide a guaranteed four-year scholarship to the school for students in James' "I Promise" program who qualify. The scholarship will cover tuition and the university's general service fee — currently $9,500 per year. James told ESPN he plans to provide this for 1,100 kids, which would cost his foundation a total of $41.8 million.
Through grief, Shaquille Powell ready to lead Duke football
Through the grief of burying one son lost to cancer, Skarlet Forwood refused to let another son’s dreams die as he mourned his brother. Shaquille Powell is expected to be a major force at running back for Duke’s offense this football season. That’s still true today.
Austin Rivers Says He's Better Than a Lot of Guys Who Played in USA Basketball Scrimmage
Austin Rivers is a backup guard in the NBA who currently plays for the Los Angeles Clippers, where his father Doc Rivers holds dual titles as president and head coach. With career averages of just seven points and 2.1 assists while shooting less than 40 percent from the field, Rivers can hardly be considered anywhere close to being one of the league's true stars. That didn't stop him from taking to Twitter to proclaim his greatness this morning.