COLLEGE FOOTBALL NEWS & NOTES

Twitter is a unique beast, with college football Twitter its own monster and the Notre Dame subsection a terror all its own. The overreactions, hot takes and incessant hand-wringing create an ecosystem unlike any other throughout fall’s Saturdays. The gifs, memes and intentional misspellings of “FIGTHING IRISH” develop a language at best English-adjacent. The on-field … Read moreCOLLEGE FOOTBALL NEWS & NOTES

NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE NEWS-RAVENS JACKSON-REDSKINS SMITH, CARDINALS BRADFORD MAKE SPLASH WITH NEW TEAMS

The Washington Redskins had the first major move of the offseason with the decision to trade for Pro Bowl quarterback Alex Smith to step in as their starter in the The Washington Redskins had the first major move of the offseason with the decision to trade for Pro Bowl quarterback Alex Smith to step in as their starter in … Read moreNATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE NEWS-RAVENS JACKSON-REDSKINS SMITH, CARDINALS BRADFORD MAKE SPLASH WITH NEW TEAMS

NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE NEWS-GRONK, BRADY-TRUMP

Did anyone actually believe this was a real possibility? No offense to Barstool, but the higher-ups in New England were not about to leak a major trade to some Boston fan-boy bloggers. That’s not how things work in Foxborough. Nonetheless, what this fake trade rumor did expose is that trading ​Rob Gronkowski-–however unlikely it appeared just … Read moreNATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE NEWS-GRONK, BRADY-TRUMP

COLLEGE SPORTS NEWS

LSU coach Paul Mainieri is a big fan of the drama that surrounds the opening day knockout round of the Southeastern Conference baseball tournament. In a rare change, the Tigers will be part of it this year. The storied LSU program has struggled this season — especially by its lofty standards — and is the … Read moreCOLLEGE SPORTS NEWS

NBA TEAMS POSITIONING FOR THE JUNE DRAFT-WILL THE PHOENIX SUNS BE ON THE CLOCK

Michigan forward Moe Wagner will forgo his final season in college and turn pro, he announced Saturday. The move wasn’t much of a surprise after his stellar performance at the Final Four in San Antonio. By Jeff Goodman, ESPN Insider Arizona unveiled a statue of Hall of Fame basketball coach Lute Olson on Thursday, carrying the 1997 national championship trophy … Read moreNBA TEAMS POSITIONING FOR THE JUNE DRAFT-WILL THE PHOENIX SUNS BE ON THE CLOCK