COLLEGE FOOTBALL RUMORS, SABAN, FROST, UCF & MUCH MORE

Alabama coach Nick Saban has received a new eight-year deal worth at least $74 million. The agreement runs through the 2025 season and was announced on Friday. Saban gets a one-year extension with a sizable raise for the 66-year-old coach, who has led the Crimson Tide to five national championships over the past nine seasons. … Read moreCOLLEGE FOOTBALL RUMORS, SABAN, FROST, UCF & MUCH MORE

COLLEGE FOOTBALL NEWS-ALABAMA-NOTRE DAME-USC-OKLAHOMA

As we kick off our 2018 ranking of the top 100 players in college football, here are nine more who didn’t make the cut but could still be lined up for big seasons. By JOAN NIESEN Which SEC quarterback will do more for his team this fall: Nick Fitzgerald or Drew Lock? Which explosive Sunshine State … Read moreCOLLEGE FOOTBALL NEWS-ALABAMA-NOTRE DAME-USC-OKLAHOMA

NBA DRAFT-FBI INVESTIGATION-COLLEGE BASKETBALL NEWS

In a development that hints at further expansion of the investigation into the underbelly of college basketball, federal paperwork released on Friday afternoon shows that a prominent grassroots team director in Massachusetts has cooperated with federal officials in the ongoing case. T.J. Gassnola, who ran the Adidas-sponsored New England Playaz and served as a consultant … Read moreNBA DRAFT-FBI INVESTIGATION-COLLEGE BASKETBALL NEWS

ALABAMA SETS RECORD FOR DRAFT PICKS-SEC DOMINATES DRAFT-OLE MISS QB TRANSFERS

Alabama set a school record for players picked in the National Football League Draft with a total of a dozen players from its 2017 national championship team selected. Seven former Crimson Tide players were taken Sunday on the final day of the draft, when the fourth through the seventh rounds took place in Arlington, Texas. … Read moreALABAMA SETS RECORD FOR DRAFT PICKS-SEC DOMINATES DRAFT-OLE MISS QB TRANSFERS

COLLEGE FOOTBALL-COLLEGE BASEBALL REPORT

COLLEGE FOOTBALL Nick Saban’s huge success at Alabama means that his teams are always going to supply their share of preseason story lines, but this year features a particular doozy. Rising sophomore Tua Tagovailoa, the hero of the Crimson Tide’s comeback win in the national championship game, is battling rising junior Jalen Hurts, the 2016 Southeastern Conference … Read moreCOLLEGE FOOTBALL-COLLEGE BASEBALL REPORT

NFL DRAFT-EARL BRUCE PASSING-SOONER QB WAITING FOR MLB DRAFT

Spring football games have been called everything from showcase events to organized scrimmages to glorified pep rallies. While for the most part there aren’t many meaningful impressions to be gleaned, some provide opportunities for fans of a program to get a live look at some position races, new talent or new coaches’ systems. By Eddie Timanus, … Read moreNFL DRAFT-EARL BRUCE PASSING-SOONER QB WAITING FOR MLB DRAFT

COLLEGE FOOTBALL OFF-SEASON BRINGS CONTROVERSY

University of Michigan police are reportedly investigating a series of threats made apparently towards Jim Harbaugh through the Twitter account with the name of a football player on Michigan’s 2017 roster. By Nick Bromberg For the first time in a decade, Jim McElwain isn’t in charge of an offense or a full team, and the new Michigan assistant … Read moreCOLLEGE FOOTBALL OFF-SEASON BRINGS CONTROVERSY

MICHIGAN-NOTRE DAME-OHIO STATE-MINNESOTA DULUTH SET FOR FROZEN FOUR

 DIVISION I MEN’S ICE HOCKEY TOURNAMENT Frozen Four semifinals Xcel Energy Center (Saint Paul, Minnesota) Thursday, April 5 6, ESPN2: Minnesota Duluth vs. Ohio State 9:30, ESPN2: Notre Dame vs. Michigan National championship Xcel Energy Center Saturday, April 7 7:30, ESPN 2: Winner of Minnsota Duluth/Ohio State vs. winner of Notre Dame/Michigan Regionals Friday, March 23 Notre Dame … Read moreMICHIGAN-NOTRE DAME-OHIO STATE-MINNESOTA DULUTH SET FOR FROZEN FOUR