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 & 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

MONDAY JULY 9, 2018 SPORTS REVIEW, TROUT, RAIDERS, LEBRON, COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Something has been gnawing at me about Mike Trout and Mookie Betts. Both are practically perfect hitters, and in practically identical ways. It’s not just that they both hit the ball hard and far, but that they control the construction of each plate appearance: Los Angeles Angels center fielder Trout has a phenomenal batting eye — his chase rate is … Read moreMONDAY JULY 9, 2018 SPORTS REVIEW, TROUT, RAIDERS, LEBRON, COLLEGE FOOTBALL

2018 NFL DRAFT EXPERTS ANALYZE THE TEAMS WINS AND LOSSES

The Patriots traded out of the fourth round, getting the Lions’ third-round pick in 2019. That’s six trades New England has made, drafting only three players thus far. The Patriots took Georgia tackle Isaiah Wynn and Georgia running back Sony Michel in the first round and Florida cornerback Duke Dawson in the second. By Charean Williams, ProFootball Talk on NBC Sports Pete Prisco … Read more2018 NFL DRAFT EXPERTS ANALYZE THE TEAMS WINS AND LOSSES

COLLEGE PLAYERS GEAR UP FOR NFL DRAFT

The Notre Dame quarterback situation turned fascinating during the Citrus Bowl when Brian Kelly lifted Wimbush in favor of Book and then Book helped the Fighting Irish to a win against LSU. By  ANDY STAPLES The University of Central Florida held a ring ceremony for the undefeated football team. Former Alabama quarterback Blake Barnett is leaving … Read moreCOLLEGE PLAYERS GEAR UP FOR NFL DRAFT

MICHAEL BARI SHOW FIRST ROUND NFL DRAFT SELECTIONS

Since everyone puts out a mock draft, here is my version. You never know about trades so teams can get a specific player or stock pile picks. Obviously everyone talks about the number of first round QB’s but there are plenty of quality in this draft. The Cleveland Browns should trade the first pick. I … Read moreMICHAEL BARI SHOW FIRST ROUND NFL DRAFT SELECTIONS

COLLEGE FOOTBALL NEWS-SPRING GAMES DECIDE QB’S FUTURE

Jeremy Pruitt offering a brutally honest assessment of his first spring football game as Tennessee‘s head coach, didn’t hold back Saturday on some of his players or some of the fans. Pruitt praised those players whom he said did their best to compete, but lamented that others “flat-out quit.” By Chris Low, ESPN Senior Staff Writer A … Read moreCOLLEGE FOOTBALL NEWS-SPRING GAMES DECIDE QB’S FUTURE

BOBBY KNIGHT-JALEN BRUNSON MIKAL BRIDGES LEAVING VILLANOVA FOR THE NBA

It looked like a janitor’s closet. The inconspicuous gray door on the court level of Indiana University’s Assembly Hall easily concealed the office where the titan of college basketball watched game film and did some of his deepest thinking. By Heather Dinich, ESPN Senior Writer “The Last Days of Knight,” the latest installment in ESPN’s 30 … Read moreBOBBY KNIGHT-JALEN BRUNSON MIKAL BRIDGES LEAVING VILLANOVA FOR THE NBA

NCAA BASEBALL TOP 25 POLL

NCAA LATEST BASEBALL TOP 25, from NCAA.com 1 Oregon State 18-1 1 2 Florida 18-4 2 3 Stanford 14-2 3 4 Arkansas 16-4 5 5 Mississippi 19-2 8 6 Kentucky 14-6 4 7 Florida State 16-4 7 8 Vanderbilt 15-5 13 9 Auburn 19-2 15 10 Texas Tech 17-5 6 11 Indiana 15-4 14 12 … Read moreNCAA BASEBALL TOP 25 POLL