NHL fines Wild’s Greg Pateryn for Cross-Checking

NEW YORK (Jan. 19, 2021) – Minnesota Wild defenseman Greg Pateryn has been fined $5,000, the maximum allowable under the Collective Bargaining Agreement, for cross-checking Anaheim Ducks forward Sonny Milano during NHL Game No. 45 in Anaheim on Monday, Jan. 18, the National Hockey League’s Department of Player Safety announced today. The incident occurred at 14:19 […]

Canucks’ Pettersson fined by NHL for Slashing

NEW YORK (Jan. 19, 2021) – Vancouver Canucks forward Elias Pettersson has been fined $3,987.07, the maximum allowable under the Collective Bargaining Agreement, for slashing Calgary Flames forward Sean Monahan during NHL Game No. 42 in Calgary on Monday, Jan. 18, the National Hockey League’s Department of Player Safety announced today. The incident occurred at 18:06 of […]

NHL fines Flyers’ Aube-Kubel for Roughing

NEW YORK (Jan. 19, 2021) – Philadelphia Flyers forward Nicolas Aube-Kubel has been fined $4,633.62, the maximum allowable under the Collective Bargaining Agreement, for roughing Buffalo Sabres defenseman Rasmus Dahlin during NHL Game No. 37 in Philadelphia on Monday, Jan. 18, the National Hockey League’s Department of Player Safety announced today. The incident occurred at 17:58 […]

Columbus Blue Jackets opens home schedule against Stanley Cup champion, Tampa Bay tonight

JAN. 21, 2021 II vs. TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING II NATIONWIDE ARENA II 7 PM ET BROADCAST INFORMATION TV:  FOX Sports Ohio             Jeff Rimer (play-by-play), Jody Shelley (color analyst) TV:  NBC Sports Network     John Forslund (play-by-play), A.J. Mleczko (color analyst) Radio:  97.1 The Fan              Bob McElligott (play-by-play), Dylan Tyrer (host) TONIGHT’S MATCHUP COLUMBUS BLUE […]

NHL fines Penguins Jared McCann for Elbowing

NEW YORK (Jan. 16, 2021) – Pittsburgh Penguins forward Jared McCann has been fined $10,000, the maximum allowable under the Collective Bargaining Agreement, for elbowing Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Travis Sanheim during NHL Game No. 18 in Philadelphia on Friday, Jan. 15, the National Hockey League’s Department of Player Safety announced today. The incident occurred at 14:32 of […]

NFL announces Super Bowl Entertainment: Eric Church and Jazmine Sullivan to sing National Anthem; H.E.R. to sing America The Beautiful

NEW YORK, NY [January 19, 2021] GRAMMY-nominated artists ERIC CHURCH  and JAZMINE SULLIVAN are set to pair up for the first time to sing the National Anthem as part of Super Bowl LV pregame festivities at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa Bay on Sunday, February 7, the NFL announced today.   […]

College Football coaching change: Kevin Sumlin out at Arizona

TUCSON, Ariz. — University of Arizona Vice President and Director of Athletics Dave Heeke announced on December 12, the day after Arizona State defeated the Wildcats 70-7, that Head Football Coach Kevin Sumlin has been relieved of his duties effective immediately. Defensive Coordinator Paul Rhoads will serve as the Interim Head Coach. […]

Daily Almanac for Wednesday, January 20, 2021: Inauguration Day with new administration: President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris

1800s 1809: FIRST MAJOR U.S. GEOLOGY BOOK DEBUTED 1810s BORN 1811: SAMUEL KEEFER (FIRST CANADIAN CHIEF ENGINEER OF PUBLIC WORKS) 1890s BORN 1896: GEORGE BURNS (COMEDIAN & ACTOR) 1900s DIED 1900: JOHN RUSKIN (ART CRITIC) 1920s BORN 1926: PATRICIA NEAL (ACTRESS) 1930s BORN 1930: EDWIN […]

Columbus Blue Jackets announce 20th Season Promotional Schedule presented by NATIONWIDE AND OHIOHEALTH

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  JANUARY 19, 2021 COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets play their 2020-21 regular season home opener on Thursday when they host the defending Stanley Cup champion Tampa Bay Lightning on Opening Night, presented by Nationwide, kicking off their 20th National Hockey League season.  Today, […]

Blue Jackets play at Detroit again tonight looking to even record at 2-2

JAN. 19, 2021 II at DETROIT RED WINGS II LITTLE CAESARS ARENA II 7:30 PM ET CBJ BROADCAST INFORMATION TV:  FOX Sports Ohio   Jeff Rimer (play-by-play), Jody Shelley (color analyst), Dave Maetzold (reporter)      Radio:  CD92.9 FM        Bob McElligott (play-by-play), Dylan Tyrer (host) TONIGHT’S MATCHUP COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS Record:  1-2-0, 2 pts. (5th-T, Discover Central […]

Blue Jackets try to shake 0-2 start; visits Detroit today at 12 noon

JAN. 18, 2021 II at DETROIT RED WINGS II LITTLE CAESARS ARENA II 12 PM ET CBJ BROADCAST INFORMATION TV:  NBCSN                    Kenny Albert (play-by-play), Pierre McGuire (color analyst)              Radio:  97.1 The Fan    Bob McElligott (play-by-play), Dylan Tyrer (host) TONIGHT’S MATCHUP COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS (0-2-0, 0 pts.)  2019-20 Record:  33-22-15, 81 pts. (5th, Metropolitan Division) […]

NFL Divisional Playoffs: Battle of two 40-year-old plus QB’s Tom Brady of Tampa Bay against Drew Brees of New Orleans

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS (12-5)AT NEW ORLEANS SAINTS (13-4) DIVISIONAL // SUNDAY, JAN. 17, 2021 // 6:40 PM ET // MERCEDES-BENZ SUPERDOME // REFEREE: SHAWN HOCHULI ON THE AIRWAVES: TV: FOX/FOX Deportes (6:40 PM ET): Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Erin Andrews (field reporter),Tom Rinaldi (field reporter)NATIONAL […]

NFL, FEDEX unveil Fan Voting Air and Ground Player of the Year Candidates for 2020

NFL AND FEDEX UNVEIL 2020 FEDEX AIR & GROUND® NFL PLAYERS OF THE YEAR CANDIDATES FOR FAN VOTING FedEx Supports Direct Relief with more than $100,000 in Donations throughout the 2020 Season The National Football League and FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) announced today quarterbacks Josh Allen (Buffalo Bills), Patrick Mahomes (Kansas […]

Game 2: BLUE JACKETS GAME DAY PREVIEW – JANUARY 16, 2021 AT NASHVILLE PREDATORS

JAN. 16, 2021 II at NASHVILLE PREDATORS II BRIDGESTONE ARENA II 8 PM ET CBJ BROADCAST INFORMATION TV:  FOX Sports Ohio   Jeff Rimer (play-by-play), Jody Shelley (color analyst), Dave Maetzold (reporter)      Radio:  97.1 The Fan    Bob McElligott (play-by-play), Dylan Tyrer (host) TONIGHT’S MATCHUP COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS (0-1-0, 0 pts.)  2019-20 Record:  33-22-15, 81 pts. […]

Daily Almanac for Saturday, January 16, 2021

WIKIPEDIA INFORMATION ON SADE Helen Folasade Adu CBE (Yoruba: Fọláṣadé Adú [fɔ̄láʃādé ādú]; born 16 January 1959), known professionally as Sade Adu or simply Sade (/ʃɑːˈdeɪ/ shah-DAY), is a British singer, songwriter, and actress, known as the lead singer of her eponymous band. She has been credited as one of the most successful British female […]

Raiders welcome Horizon League leading Cleveland State to Fairborn for Weekend Matchup; ESPNU Friday, ESPN3 Saturday

The Wright State men’s basketball team continues its longest homestand of the season this weekend inside the Nutter Center when Cleveland State comes to town. Both contests are scheduled for 7 p.m. tipoffs. Raider fans can follow the action on ESPNU on Friday and ESPN3 on Saturday. […]

Wright State’s Opponent Tonight: Cleveland State Vikings Men’s Basketball History

Head coach: Dennis Gates 2nd Season Conference: Horizon League Location: Cleveland, Ohio Colors: Forest Green and White Cleveland State Vikings men’s basketball is the men’s college basketball team that represents Cleveland State University. Prior to rebranding from Fenn College, they were known as the Fenn College Foxes. Cleveland State has been […]

Cleveland State Vikings visit Wright State Raiders for key Horizon League Weekend back-to-back games

Cleveland State at Wright StateFriday, Jan. 15 | 7 p.m.The Nutter Center | Dayton, Ohio Presented by Cleveland Clinic Sports Medicine ESPNU | Audio | Live Stats SETTING THE SCENEThe Cleveland State men’s basketball team enters this weekend’s set of games against Wright State looking to continue their […]

Wright State’s Opponent Tonight: CSU Vikings make Basketball history with 8-0 Horizon League start after 74-71 OT win over Northern Kentucky 1/9/21

CLEVELAND, Ohio – The Cleveland State Vikings worked extra to earn their eighth-straight win, claiming a, 74-71, overtime victory over Northern Kentucky Saturday night inside the Wolstein Center.  With the win, Cleveland State remains unbeaten in Horizon League play, marking the best start to HL play […]

Wright State’s Opponent Tonight: Cleveland State ties best start in Program History in Horizon League with 58-44 win over Northern Kentucky 1/8/21

CLEVELAND, Ohio – The Cleveland State Vikings remained undefeated in Horizon League play after taking down the Northern Kentucky Norse, 58-44, Friday night inside the Wolstein Center.  The Vikings, now a perfect 7-0 in league play, tied the 2007-08 team for the best league start since […]

National Hockey League Partners with Discover, Honda, MassMutual and Scotiabank to Name Divisions for 2020-21 Season

NEW YORK & TORONTO – The National Hockey League (NHL®), in partnership with Discover, Honda, MassMutual and Scotiabank today announced the official division names for the 2020-21 season: Scotia NHL® North Division, Honda NHL® West Division, Discover NHL® Central Division and the MassMutual NHL® East […]

The Drive for 5 Stanley Cup Playoffs begins tonight for the Blue Jackets as season begins in Nashville tonight at 8 PM

BLUE JACKETS GAME DAY PREVIEW – JAN. 14, 2021 AT NASHVILLE JAN. 14, 2021 II at NASHVILLE PREDATORS II BRIDGESTONE ARENA II 8 PM ET CBJ BROADCAST INFORMATION TV:  FOX Sports Ohio   Jeff Rimer (play-by-play), Jody Shelley (color analyst), Dave Maetzold (reporter)      Radio:  97.1 The Fan    Bob McElligott (play-by-play), Dylan Tyrer (host) TONIGHT’S […]

Cincinnati Bearcats guard Zach Harvey named to American Athletic Conference Weekly Honor Roll

CINCINNATI – University of Cincinnati men’s basketball sophomore guard Zach Harvey has been named to the American Athletic Conference Weekly Honor Roll the league announced Monday. Harvey put together his most productive week as a Bearcat, posting a career-high 19 points on 7-of-10 shooting with four […]

Ohio State welcomes Northwestern to Value City Arena tonight

21 Ohio State vs. Northwestern • When: 7 p.m. • Date: Wednesday, Jan. 13 Where: Value City Arena • TV: BTN (Brandon Gaudin/Stephen Bardo) Radio: 97.1 The Fan (Paul Keels/Ron Stokes) Satellite Radio: Sirius (None), XM (OSU 372/NU 384), Internet (372/974) Game Basics Ohio State and Northwestern meet on the hardwood with a 7 p.m. […]

Northwestern Wildcats visit Columbus for midweek clash with Ohio State Buckeyes

NORTHWESTERN MEN’S BASKETBALL: GAMEDAY INFORMATION Radio: WGN 720Social: Twitter: @NUMensbball | Instagram: @numensbball Columbus, Ohio –  Northwestern is back in action on Wednesday night as the Wildcats travel to Value City Arena for a meeting with the #21 Ohio State Buckeyes. In their last meeting with the Buckeyes on Dec. 26 […]

Getting to Know Pickerington Central grad/Dayton Flyers guard Ibi Watson

POSITION Guard HEIGHT 6-5 CLASS Redshirt Senior HOMETOWN Pickerington, Ohio HIGHSCHOOL Pickerington Central 2019-20 (Redshirt Junior)• Played in all 31 games (one start), and averaged 10.1 points a game• The one start was against Grambling when Jalen Crutcher was out, and Watson erupted for 30 points (8-12 FG, 4-5 3-pt., 10-10 […]

Columbus Blue Jackets announce roster moves prior to 2020-21 Season Opening Game at Nashville Wednesday

COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets have made several moves, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced today. The Blue Jackets have assigned the following players to the club’s taxi squad: defenseman Adam Clendening, forward Nathan Gerbe, goaltender Matiss Kivlenieks, forward Ryan MacInnis, forward Stefan Matteau […]

National Championship Game Preview: Q & A with Ohio State Defensive Coordinator Kerry Coombs

KERRY COOMBSDEFENSIVE COORDINATOR /SECONDARY (SIDELINE)Quick Facts: Returns to Ohio State followinga two-year stint in the NFL with the TennesseeTitans … coached five first-round NFL Draft picksfrom 2014-18. Kerry Coombs was named Ohio State’s defensive coordinator on Jan. 20 by Ohio State head coach Ryan Day. […]

National Championship Game Preview: Q & A with Ryan Day of Ohio State, Nick Saban of Alabama Part 2

GAME 13 ALABAMA VS OHIO STATE JANUARY 11, 2021 / 7:15 P.M. CT / MIAMI GARDENS, FLA.HARD ROCK STADIUM (13,000) TV: ESPN(Play-By-Play: Chris Fowler, Analyst: Kirk Herbstreit, Sideline: Holly Rowe, Sideline: Maria Taylor)RADIO: CRIMSON TIDE SPORTS NETWORK(Play-By-Play: Eli Gold, Analyst: John Parker Wilson, Sideline: Rashad […]

Columbus Blue Jackets pick up defenseman depth by sign Michael Del Zotto to One-Year, Two-Way NHL/AHL Contract for 2020-21 Season

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  JANUARY 10, 2021 COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed defenseman Michael Del Zotto to a one-year, two-way National Hockey League/American Hockey League contract for the 2020-21 season, club General Manager and Alternate Governor Jarmo Kekalainen announced today. Del Zotto, 30, […]

WSU Raiders Katrina Merriweather earns 100th coaching victory with win over Cleveland State

Wright State women’s basketball head coach Katrina Merriweather tallied her 100th career coaching victory on the road Friday afternoon over Cleveland State, as the Raiders cruised to a 64-54 victory in Cleveland. The Raiders are now 6-3 overall and 6-1 in Horizon League play, while Cleveland State falls […]

Sports Spotlight Feature: Getting to Know Wright State Guard Tim Finke

2020-21: Mins/Game: 28.9Points/Game: 8.8Shooting %: 41.7Shot Attempts: 25-603pt Shooting %: 35.53pt Shooting: 11-31Free Throw %: 75.0FT Attempts: 9-12Reb./Game: 5.6 2019-20: Redshirting due to NCAA transfer rules. 2018-19 (at Grand Canyon): Played in all 34 games with three starts and averaged 15.3 minutes per game… Averaged 3.5 points […]

Tonight’s Wright State Opponent: Youngstown State Penguins Game Notes/Preview for Tonight’s matchup

Date & Time Friday, Jan. 8 | 7 p.m. Location Nutter Center | Dayton, Ohio Tickets WSURaiders.com Radio 570 WKBN | iHeart Radio TV ESPN2 Live Stats YSUSports.com Live Tweets @YSUMensHoops | @YSUSports Hash Tags #GoGuins | #HLMBB Mobile App YSU Front Row YSU Game Notes Wright State Game Notes […]

Tonight’s Wright State opponent: Youngstown State picked to finish 2nd in Horizon League Men’s Basketball race

Quisenberry, Bohannon Garner Preseason League Honors Indianapolis, Ind. — The Youngstown State men’s basketball team has been predicted to finish second in the 2020-21 Horizon League season in a preseason poll conducted by the league’s head coaches, athletic communications directors and selected media. This is […]

NATIONWIDE, OHIOHEALTH to be featured on Columbus Blue Jackets helmets for 2020-21 NHL Season

Club will wear white helmets featuring Nationwide decals on the road, blue helmets featuring OhioHealth at home COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets announced on Monday that brand marks of long-time corporate partners Nationwide and OhioHealth will adorn helmets worn by Blue Jackets players throughout […]

The NFL playoffs begin on Saturday and Sunday, January 9-10, with Super Wild Card Weekend. The addition of a third Wild Card team in each conference and the subsequent expansion of the playoffs has resulted in a Super Wild Card Weekend of NFL action. For […]

NFL Sunday Night Football Feature Game: Washington Football Team at Phildaelphia Eagles 8:20 PM; Washington has to win to make Playoffs

WASHINGTON FOOTBALL TEAM (6-9)AT PHILADELPHIA EAGLES (4-10-1) WEEK 17 // SUNDAY, JAN. 3, 2021 // 8:20 PM ET // LINCOLN FINANCIAL FIELD // REFEREE: RONALD TORBERT ON THE AIRWAVES: TV: NBC (8:20 PM ET): Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth, Michele Tafoya (field reporter)NATIONAL RADIO: Westwood One: […]

NFL mourns loss of Denver Broncos Hall of Fame RB Floyd Little; died New Year’s Day at age 78

INFORMATION COURTESY OF WIKIPEDIA COMMONS Floyd Douglas Little (July 4, 1942 – January 1, 2021) was an American professional football player who was a halfback for the Denver Broncos, initially in the American Football League (AFL) and later the National Football League (NFL). He was a three-time All-American at Syracuse University, and in 1967 was the sixth selection of the 1967 […]

Today’s Dayton Flyers opponent: George Mason opens 2021 with road trip to Dayton Flyers

WHEN: Saturday, 4:30 p.m.WHERE: UD Arena – Dayton, OhioRECORDS: George Mason (5-2, 1-0), Dayton (4-2, 0-1)SERIES RECORD: Mason trails, 3-8LAST MEETING: #4/3 Dayton def. Mason, 62-55, on Feb. 25, 2020 at EagleBank ArenaTELEVISION: NBC Sports NetworkLIVE VIDEO: Click hereLIVE AUDIO: Click hereLIVE STATS: Click hereGAME NOTES:Click here (PDF) DAYTON, Ohio – The George Mason University men’s […]

Today’s Dayton Flyers opponent: George Mason men’s basketball captains: Calixte, Hartwell II and Miller

FAIRFAX, Va. – George Mason University men’s basketball head coach Dave Paulsen has announced a trio of captains for the 2020-21 campaign. That group includes senior forward Greg Calixte and junior guards Jamal Hartwell II and Jordan Miller. “Our coaching staff reached a unanimous agreement that these three guys have embodied our core values,” Paulsen […]

Road weary Oakland Grizzlies welcome Horizon League Kingpins, Wright State for Home opener Friday and Saturday; 11 previous games all on road

ROCHESTER, Mich. — Oakland continues its conference slate against Wright State on Jan. 1-2 at 7 p.m. (Friday) and 5 p.m. (Saturday) at the Athletics Center O’rena. Fans can follow the action on ESPN3 on Friday and, TV20 and ESPN+ on Saturday. Neal Ruhl (play-by-play) and Dan Waterstradt (analyst) […]

Oakland’s Parrish named NIKE Horizon League Freshman of the Week

INDIANAPOLIS– Micah Parrish has been Nike® #HLMBB Freshman of the Week honors as the Horizon League announced its men’s basketball weekly awards on Monday. Parrish averaged 12.5 points and 6.5 rebounds in a pair of Metro Series wins over Detroit Mercy, including Saturday’s game-wining bucket. Parrish scored a career-best […]

Next Friday night, Wright State will host Youngstown State Penguins on ESPN2 January 8

INDIANAPOLIS/DAYTON – The Wright State men’s basketball game against Youngstown State on Friday, January 8 has been selected to be televised on ESPN2, the Horizon League and ESPN announced on Wednesday afternoon. The game remains a 7 p.m. tipoff from inside the Nutter Center. Entering this weekend’s action, […]

Sports Spotlight Feature: Getting to Know Wright State Center Loudon Love

POSITION Center HEIGHT 6-8 WEIGHT 260 CLASS Redshirt Senior HOMETOWN Geneva, IL HIGHSCHOOL Geneva CURRENTLY 2020-21: NATIONAL ATTENTIONAs of Wednesday, Loudon Love enters this weekend’s contests ranked fifth in the nation with his 12.0 rebounds/game average, while he is also fifth nationally with his 9.29 defensive rebounds/game mark. Love is ranked No. 15 […]

Red hot Raiders travel to Suburban Detroit this weekend for back-to-back games vs. Oakland Golden Grizzlies: Friday 7 pm, Saturday 5 pm

The Wright State men’s basketball team returns to action this weekend when it takes its 4-0 Horizon League record on the road to face Oakland on Friday and Saturday in Michigan. Friday night’s contest is scheduled for a 7 p.m. tipoff, while Saturday’s game is […]

BLUE JACKETS LEFT WING GUSTAV NYQUIST HAD SURGERY TO REPAIR LABRAL TEAR OF LEFT SHOULDER, EXPECTED TO BE SIDELINED FIVE TO SIX MONTHS (retroactive to November 4, 2020)

COLUMBUS, OHIO – Columbus Blue Jackets left wing Gustav Nyquist underwent successful surgery Tuesday, November 3, to repair a labral tear of his left shoulder and is expected to make a full recovery in five to six months, Blue Jackets General Manager and Alternate Governor Jarmo […]

COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS EARN TOP LARGE COMPANY RECOGNITION FOR GIVING IN 2019 AS PART OF COLUMBUS BUSINESS FIRST CORPORATE CARING AWARDS

Club captures the award for the second-straight year, has been an honoree in each of the past three years COLUMBUS, OHIO – According to Columbus Business First magazine, the Columbus Blue Jackets have been named one of the top companies in central Ohio for corporate citizenship […]

National Hockey League Players’ Association, National Hockey League Announce Return To Play Medical Protocols, Transition Rules and Rule Change for 2020-21 Season

TORONTO / NEW YORK (Dec. 22, 2020) – The National Hockey League (NHL) and National Hockey League Players’ Association (NHLPA) announced today applicable medical protocols, transition rules for the 2020-21 season, which include information relating to critical dates and the formal approval of a change to NHL Rule 83 (Off-side). The […]

CBJ announces McCONNELL EDUCATION FOUNDATION TO AWARD GRANTS TO 36 CENTRAL OHIO HIGH SCHOOL HOCKEY TEAMS

The McConnell Education Foundation has donated over $1.5 million in grants to local teams since 1998 COLUMBUS, OHIO – In keeping with its mission to support the development of youth and amateur hockey, the Columbus Blue Jackets announced today that the McConnell Education Foundation will award […]

Blue Jackets signs Pierre-Luc DuBois to 2-year extension just prior to opening of Training Camp

Dubois has posted two 20-goal and 30-assist campaigns in his first three NHL seasons COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed center Pierre-Luc Dubois to a two-year, $10 million contract extension through the 2021-22 National Hockey League season, club General Manager and Alternate Governor […]

Cincinnati Bearcats RB Gerrid Doaks gets East-West Shrine Bowl Invite

CINCINNATI – University of Cincinnati running back Gerrid Doaks (Indianapolis, Indiana/Lawrence Central) has accepted an invitation to the 2021 East-West Shrine Bowl. While the 2021 contest, the 96th annual event, was canceled to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, players selected by the committee for their outstanding senior seasons will […]

Another honor! Bearcats’ Gardner named Second Team AFCA All-American

CINCINNATI – University of Cincinnati cornerback Ahmad Gardner (Detroit, Michigan/Martin Luther King) earned Second-Team All-America honors from the American Football Coaches Association. The sophomore has been selected to five All-America teams, including first-team honors from the Football Writers Association of American and USA Today along with second-team accolades from […]

Honors keep coming in for UC CB Ahmad Gardner; First Team FWAA All-American

CINCINNATI – University of Cincinnati cornerback Ahmad Gardner (Detroit, Michigan/Martin Luther King) was named a First-Team All-America selection by the Football Writers Association of America, presented in partnership with the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic. It is the fourth All-America accolade for the sophomore as Gardner earned First-Team All-America […]

UC’s Gardner and Wiggins Second Team All-American honors from AP

CINCINNATI – University of Cincinnati cornerback Ahmad Gardner (Detroit, Michigan/Martin Luther King) and safety James Wiggins (Miami, Florida/South Dade) were both named Associated Press Second-Team All-Americans Monday. Last week, Gardner earned First-Team All-America accolades from USA Today and second-team honors from The Athletic while Wiggins was tabbed for first-team recognition by The […]

Bearcats CB Ahmad Gardner earns All-American honors from USA Today and The Athletic

CINCINNATI – University of Cincinnati cornerback Ahmad Gardner (Detroit, Michigan/Martin Luther King) was named a First-Team All-America selection by USA Today and a Second-Team All-America honoree by The Athletic.  Gardner, a sophomore, was a First-Team All-American Athletic Conference choice for the second-straight year. He earned freshman All-America accolades from […]

UC Bearcats DB James Wiggins named First Team All-American by The Athletic

CINCINNATI – University of Cincinnati safety James Wiggins (Miami, Florida/South Dade) was a First-Team All-America selection by The Athletic.  The senior also was a First-Team All-American Athletic Conference selection and is a semifinalist for the 2020 Mayo Clinic Comeback Player of the Year Award. He has accepted an invitation to […]

Rewind: Cincinnati Bearcats win American Athletic Conference title on Cole Smith field goal as time expires

CINCINNATI (AP) — Cole Smith made a 34-yard field goal as time expired to give No. 6 Cincinnati a 27-24 victory over No. 20 Tulsa on Saturday night in the rainy American Conference Championship game. Alec Pierce had a career-high 146 yards receiving on five catches, Desmond Ridder passed for […]

Cincinnati Bearcats sign 23 football players during Early Signing Period

CINCINNATI – The University of Cincinnati football team added 23 signees Wednesday, December 16, 2019, on the initial day of the NCAA’s early signing period, Head Coach Luke Fickell announced. Football signing day is presented by Western & Southern. The signing class, dubbed #CinCityPride21, features 13 defensive players, nine on […]

USC cornerbacks coach Donte Williams named Associate head coach by Clay Helton

LOS ANGELES — Donte Williams, USC’s cornerbacks coach/defensive pass game coordinator, has added the title of associate head coach, Trojan head coach Clay Helton announced today (Dec. 31). “This promotion reflects the immediate impact that Donte has made and the respect he has earned since joining our program,” said […]

NFL announces 49ers-Cardinals Broadcast on Amazon Prime Video with Twitch Draws Estimated 11.2 Million Total Viewers

49ers-Cardinals Delivers Estimated Average Minute Audience of 4.8 Million Across Prime Video, Twitch, NFL & Verizon Media Mobile Properties​ Highest Digital AMA Ever for NFL Regular Season Game Saturday’s game between the San Francisco 49ers and Arizona Cardinals delivered an estimated 11.2 million total viewers on Amazon […]

Wright State sophomore Tanner Holden named Horizon League Player of the Week

INDIANAPOLIS/DAYTON – Wright State men’s basketball sophomore Tanner Holden has been named the Horizon League’s Player of the Week, the league announced on Monday afternoon. Holden is coming off of back-to-back double-digit scoring games as the Raiders tallied a pair of home victories over the weekend. Holden was also […]

Grant Basile, key player on Wright State Raiders basketball team

POSITION Forward HEIGHT 6-9 WEIGHT 225 CLASS Redshirt Sophomore HOMETOWN Pewaukee, WI HIGHSCHOOL Pewaukee Notes: Unanimous First-Team All-State…Second-Team AP All State…conference Player of the Year and First-Team twice…averaged 24.5 points, 13 rebounds and three blocks a game while shooting 68%…1,049 career points…once scored 49 points and grabbed 23 rebounds twice…team was sectional […]

Today’s Wright State Men’s Basketball Opponent: Green Bay’s Emmanuel Ansong can play immediately after receiving NCAA Waiver

GREEN BAY, Wis. (GreenBayPhoenix.com) — Green Bay men’s basketball forward Emmanuel Ansong had his NCAA waiver request officially granted on Tuesday, receiving immediate eligibility to play this season for the Phoenix. Ansong didn’t technically qualify for the blanket waiver the NCAA Division I council approved recently, as he […]

Pittsburgh Pirates get two of Nationals Top 10 prospects in trade of 1B Josh Bell

December 24, 2020 The Pittsburgh Pirates today acquired right-handed pitchers Wil Crowe and Eddy Yean (pronounced “YEEN”) from the Washington Nationals in exchange for first baseman Josh Bell. The announcement was made by General Manager Ben Cherington. The 26-year-old Crowe is currently ranked by MLBPipeline as the Nationals’ third-best […]

Tulsa Postgame AAC Championship Game: Senior UB Corey Taylor II says Golden Hurricane program on the upswing

POSITION Running Back HEIGHT 5-10 WEIGHT 215 CLASS Redshirt Senior HOMETOWN Tulsa, Okla. HIGHSCHOOL Holland Hall/Air Force Prep TULSA – A three-year letterwinner … has played in 31 career games and has one career start … has totaled 1,490 career rushing yards and 22 touchdowns … has five career 100-yard rushing games […]

Tulsa Postgame AAC Championship Game: Senior SLB Treyvon Reeves says program improving; Coach Montgomery the key

POSITION Linebacker HEIGHT 6-2 WEIGHT 224 CLASS Redshirt Senior HOMETOWN Fort Worth, Texas HIGHSCHOOL Boswell TULSA – A three-year letterwinner … has played in 35 career games and has one career start … has 32 career tackles and one quarterback sack for -7 yards. 2019 – Played in 11 games in 2019, mostly on […]

Tulsa Golden Hurricane Postgame Notes vs. Cincinnati: American Athletic Conference Championship Game

GAME• Tulsa wore white helmets, white jerseys and white pants.• Tulsa game captains were: #2 Keylon Stokes, #3 Cristian Williams, #23 Zaven Collins, #71 ChrisPaul.• Tulsa won the coin toss and defers. Cincinnati receives.• This is the first American Athletic Conference Championship Game appearance for […]

Tulane Football has welcomed back Chris Hampton as new defensive coordinator

ague in interceptions (12) as safety Larry Brooks posted a team-best four picks. Tulane registered 51 pass breakups and 23 quarterback pressures, while safeties Chase Kuerschen (76) and P.J. Hall (68) led the team in tackles. Both Kuerschen and P.J. Hall combined to record 144 tackles, four interceptions, 11 pass breakups, 6.0 tackles […]

Famous Idaho Potato Bowl: Strong performances from Pratt & Carroll comes up short as Tulane loses to Nevada

BOISE, Idaho – The Tulane University football team (6-6) fell to Nevada, 38-27, on Tuesday in the 2020 Famous Idaho Potato Bowl at Albertsons Stadium. The postseason matchup marked Tulane’s third consecutive and 14th bowl appearance in program history. Freshman quarterback Michael Pratt completed a pair of passing […]

Nevada Wolf Pack Football signs 19 during Early Signing Period

Signing Day: Nevada football class of 2021 2021 NEVADA FOOTBALL CLASS Name                              Pos.   Ht.    Wt.   Yr.      Exp.   Hometown (Last School)Jacques Badolato-Birdsell RB     5-11  200   Fr.       HS      Camas, Wash. (Camas HS)Jeremiah Bodwin             DE      6-4    210   Fr.       HS      Dallas, Texas (Parish Episcopal HS)Carlton Brown                  TE       6-6    215   Fr.       HS      San Luis Obispo, Calif. (Mission Prep HS)Zion Burns                       DB      6-0    185   Fr.       HS      San Tan Valley, Ariz. (Poston Butte HS)Ty Collins                         RB      5-11  200   Fr.       HS      Forney, Texas (North Forney HS)Chace Davis                     DE      6-5    265   Jr.       TR      Whittier, Calif. […]

NFL 2020 Pro Bowl News: Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes tops all fan voting

Kansas City quarterback PATRICK MAHOMES received 342,353 total fan votes to lead all players in balloting for the 2021 Pro Bowl presented by Verizon. Fan voting ended on Thursday, December 17. Seattle quarterback RUSSELL WILSON (335,156 votes) ranked second overall, while Tennessee running back DERRICK HENRY (315,359), Kansas City tight end TRAVIS […]

What to Look for Week 16 in the NFL

PLAYOFF PUSH: As the NFL enters its final two weeks of the regular season, three teams have clinched division titles – the BUFFALO BILLS (AFC East), GREEN BAY PACKERS (NFC North) and KANSAS CITY CHIEFS (AFC West) – and three others have clinched playoff berths – the NEW ORLEANS SAINTS, PITTSBURGH STEELERS and SEATTLE SEAHAWKS. Pittsburgh […]

Appalachian State Football: Neuzil, Jean-Charles Named 2020 PFF All-Americans

BOONE, N.C. — For the second straight year, App State has at least two All-Americans at the highest level of college football. Senior cornerback Shemar Jean-Charles and senior left guard Ryan Neuzil were named second-team All-Americans by PFF College this week. Last year, cornerback Shaun Jolly and outside linebacker Akeem Davis-Gaither were on the […]

Bowl season opens with 2020 Myrtle Beach Bowl: Appalachian State runs over North Texas, 56-28; Improves Bowl Record to 6-0

CONWAY, S.C. — A flag for a penalty well behind the play wiped out Marcus Williams Jr.’s 79-yard touchdown run in the third quarter of App State’s bowl matchup with North Texas. No worries. Camerun Peoples rushed for a 76-yard gain on the very next snap, setting up his fourth of […]

Gus Malzahn, 68-35, 1 SEC title not enough at Auburn to satisfy fanbase, administration

AUBURN, Ala. -Auburn Director of Athletics Allen Greene announced Sunday a leadership change for Auburn football as Gus Malzahn will no longer direct the program. Defensive coordinator Kevin Steele will serve as interim head coach. In eight years, Malzahn compiled a 68-35 record including a 39-27 mark in Southeastern Conference play. He led […]

Arkansas State hires ex-Central Michigan, Cincinnati and Tennessee football coach Butch Jones to head their program

JONESBORO, Ark. (12/12/20) – Arkansas State Vice Chancellor for Intercollegiate Athletics Terry Mohajir announced Saturday that Butch Jones has been named the Red Wolves’ 31st all-time head football coach. Jones not only brings 11 years of head-coaching experience at the NCAA FBS level with him to Jonesboro after […]

Blake Anderson resigns as head football coach at Arkansas State

JONESBORO, Ark. (12/10/20) – Arkansas State Vice Chancellor for Intercollegiate Athletics Terry Mohajir announced Thursday that head football coach Blake Anderson has resigned to accept the same position at another FBS program. Arkansas State assistant head coach and offensive coordinator Keith Heckendorf has been named interim head coach, and a national search to […]

Vanderbilt hires former Commodore football player Clark Lea as its new head coach; knows challenges the school faces

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Clark Lea has never stopped being a Commodore. Now, nearly 15 years after leaving Vanderbilt with two degrees, the former Vandy fullback will use his vast experiences to lead the black and gold as the University’s new head football coach. VUCommodores.com reached out […]

Championship Saturday: Luke Fickell has his UC Bearcats in AAC title game for second straight year. Dangerous #24 Tulsa is the opposition

CINCINNATI – The No. 9 University of Cincinnati football team faces No. 23 Tulsa in the American Athletic Conference Championship game on Saturday, Dec. 19, 2020. The game airs on ABC and 700 WLW AM. UC is appearing in the game for the second-straight year. 9 CINCINNATI BEARCATSHead […]

Championship Saturday: American Athletic Conference has surprising #24 Tulsa up against #9 Cincinnati

GAME 8: TULSA (6-1, 6-0 AAC) vs. CINCINNATI (8-0, 6-0 AAC)AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP Saturday, December 19, 7:00 p.m. (CT) / 8:00 p.m. (ET) Cincinnati, Ohio Nippert Stadium (40,000) TULSA – Philip Montgomery (Tarleton State ’95), 6th yearCINCINNATI – Luke Fickell (Ohio State ’97), 4th year ABC TV Joe Tessitore (pxp), […]

Championship Saturday: American Athletic Conference pits two great offenses and defenses against each other, #24 Tulsa at #9 Cincinnati tonight at 8

TULSA at CINCINNATISaturday, Dec. 19• 8 p.m. ET • ABCNippert Stadium (40,000/UBU Speed Series 55-M)Cincinnati, Ohio TelevisionABCJoe Tessitore, Greg McElroy and Holly Rowe Satellite RadioSiriusXM 108/203/966 (Tulsa)SiriusXM 206/202/965 (Cincinnati) Tulsa RadioKXBL-FM 99.5 (flagship) Cincinnati RadioWLW-AM 700 (flagship) THE GAME Saturday’s game will be the 35th meeting between Cincinnati and […]

Ohio QB Justin Fields, OL Wyatt Davis earn major Big Ten honors

Justin Fields Wyatt Davis COLUMBUS, Ohio – Two Ohio State football captains earned major postseason awards from the Big Ten Conference on Tuesday. Quarterback Justin Fields was named the Graham-George Offensive Player of the Year and the league’s Griese-Brees Quarterback of the Year while right guard Wyatt Davis took home […]

Ohio State Football Game 6 Status Report vs. Northwestern

Big Ten Championship Game: Ohio State vs. Northwestern – Dec. 19, 2020; Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis  Please note: individuals listed as unavailable this week may be unavailable because of injury, rehabilitation because of an injury or illness. Game-Time Decision §  SAF Marcus Hooker Unavailable §  WR Chris Booker §  CB […]

Northwestern Specialists PK Charlie Kuhlbander, P Derek Adams earn All-Big Ten honors

Charlie Kuhlbander Derek Adams EVANSTON, Ill. — Charlie Kuhbander and Derek Adams are the latest to join Northwestern’s All-Big Ten selections. Both Kuhbander and Adams received consensus honorable mention selections for special teams, the conference announced on Thursday. Kuhbander returns to an All-Big Ten selection after his rookie season, where […]

Pat Fitzgerald and Northwestern Football haul in 14 prized recruits in Early Signing Period

EVANSTON, Ill.- Northwestern welcomed 14 new Wildcats who signed National Letters of Intent as a part of the NCAA early-signing period, Dan and Susan Jones Family Head Football Coach Pat Fitzgerald announced Wednesday. “Today is a celebration of the passion, dedication and sacrifice that 14 young men and […]

Wildcats former walk-on LB Chris Bergin is Semi-Finalist for Burlsworth Award

Chris Bergin EVANSTON, Ill.- Northwestern senior linebacker Chris Bergin has been named as a semi-finalist for the 2020 Burlsworth Trophy, which is awarded to the nation’s top player who began their collegiate career as a walk-on.   Bergin is one of 10 semi-finalists to be under consideration for the prestigious honor. […]

Wildcats well represented on Big Ten Defensive Team with Eight players

EVANSTON, Ill. — Eight Northwestern defensive players received All-Big Ten Selections on Wednesday, highlighted by sophomore Brandon Joseph and senior Paddy Fisher both receiving individual awards to go along with their All-Big Ten honors. Fisher received the Butkus-Fitzgerald Linebacker of the Year award (named after Dan and Susan Jones Family […]

#14 Northwestern Wildcats get ready to take on Big Ten juggernaut #4 Ohio State for Big Ten Championship this afternoon

Saturday, Dec. 19 #4 Ohio State 11 a.m. CT Lucas Oil Stadium(Indianapolis, IN) Television: Fox Radio: AM-720 WGN Radio EVANSTON, Ill. – The Northwestern Wildcats will play in their second Big Ten Championship Game Saturday, facing the Ohio State Buckeyes for the second time in the […]

Texas Rangers announce signing of players to minor league contracts with invitation to MLB spring training camp

December 14, 2020 Arlington, Texas — The Texas Rangers today announced that the club has signed the following three players to Minor League contracts with invitations to 2021 Major League Spring Training camp: · Right-handed pitcher Jharel Cotton (pronounced juh-rell) · Outfielder Jason Martin · Right-handed […]

Seattle Sounders continues to dominate MLS Western Conference; 2020 team to play in 4th MLS title game in 5 years against Columbus Crew SC

NEW YORK(Monday, December 7, 2020) – Seattle Sounders FC have been crowned Western Conference Champions for the fourth time in the last five seasons after defeating Minnesota United FC 3-2 in a come-from-behind, stoppage-time victory in the Western Conference Final of the Audi 2020 MLS Cup Playoffs. […]

Big Ten Conference amends earlier rule of 6 games; allows Ohio State to play for conference championship

The Big Ten Conference Administrators Council, which includes the Directors of Athletics and Senior Women Administrators from all 14 member institutions, voted today to eliminate the minimum-game requirement for participation in the 2020 Big Ten Football Championship Game. The decision was made in collaboration with […]

Tulsa Golden Hurricane to take on Cincinnati Bearcats for AAC Football Championship next Saturday in the Queen City

IRVING, Texas –– The Cincinnati Bearcats, who are ranked No. 8 in the College Football Playoff rankings released Tuesday night, will host the No. 24 Tulsa Golden Hurricane in the 2020 American Athletic Conference Football Championship Game at Nippert Stadium in Cincinnati. The 2020 American Championship Game will be […]

College Football Week 14 News: #22 Tulsa escapes with 19-7 win at Navy to advance to American Athletic Conference Championship Game

ANNAPOLIS, Md. –– No. 22-ranked Tulsa used a third quarter touchdown and four Zack Long field goals to claim a 19-6 victory over the Navy Midshipmen Saturday afternoon at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. The win clinched Tulsa a spot in the American Athletic Conference Championship game on Dec. 19 against the Cincinnati Bearcats. The […]

College Football Week 14 News: With backup QB Jack Tuttle at the controls, #12 Indiana knocks off another long-time nemesis, #16 Wisconsin, 14-6 in defensive struggle

The Hoosiers won at Wisconsin with the play of Jack Tuttle and a very tough defensive effort. The No. 12 Hoosiers (6-1),blasted away Wisconsin misery that had lasted most of the 21st Century. Their 14-6 tough-minded victory Saturday night — their first win at Camp Randall […]

NFL announces Intuit TurboTax Live renews sponsorship of AFC/NFC Championship Games

(courtesy Intuit) Adds NFL AFC & NFC Divisional Round Presenting Sponsorship NFL and Intuit Extend Agreement to serve as the League’s Official Sponsor for Financial and Accounting Software, and Tax Preparation Services The National Football League (NFL) andIntuit Inc (Nasdaq: INTU), makers ofTurboTax®,QuickBooks®, andMint® today announced a renewal […]

Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes still leading 2020 Pro Bowl Fan Voting

Patrick Mahomes, Kansas City Chiefs QB Kansas City quarterback PATRICK MAHOMES, with 261,309 votes, leads all players in balloting for the 2021 Pro Bowl presented by Verizon. Seattle quarterback RUSSELL WILSON (251,390 votes) ranks second overall, while Tennessee running back DERRICK HENRY (235,005), Kansas City tight end TRAVIS KELCE (234,802 votes) and […]

NFL Thursday Night Football tonight with LA Rams hosting the New England Patriots at 8:20; Special programming leading up to kickoff

Patriots-Rams Thursday at 8:20 PM ET on FOX, NFL Network & Amazon Prime Video​ ‘NFL GameDay Kickoff’ Airs at 6:00 PM ET on NFL Network ‘FOX NFL Thursday’ Airs at 7:30 PM ET The 2020 Thursday Night Football Presented by Bud Light Platinumseason continues Thursday, December 10 when defensive […]

NFL suspends Titans’ Tart, Bengals’ Williams one game each for violations of unnecessary roughness and unsportsmanlike conduct rules

Teair Tart of the Tennessee Titans and Shawn Williams of the Cincinnati Bengals have each been suspended without pay for one game for violations of unnecessary roughness and unsportsmanlike conduct rules. NFL Vice President of Football Operations Jon Runyan issued the suspensions for violations of […]

Cincinnati Reds organization extends Minor League working agreements with Louisville, Chattanooga, Dayton & Daytona

CINCINNATI – The Cincinnati Reds have extended invitations to keep their minor league affiliates in Louisville, Chattanooga, Dayton and Daytona. The Reds will keep their short-season teams at their Arizona League and the Dominican Summer League complexes. Their teams in Billings and Greeneville will become […]

American Athletic Conference announces cancellation of this weekend’s Cincinnati at Tulsa Game

IRVING, Texas – The American Athletic Conference has announced that the regular-season football game between Cincinnati and Tulsa, scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 12, will not be played due to positive COVID-19 cases at Cincinnati, the ensuing contact tracing of student-athletes, and the recommendation of the conference’s Medical […]

New England Revolution goalkeeper Matt Turner singlehandedly stole several games this season; Finalist for MLS Award

Matt Turner New England Revolution goalkeeper Following the regular season, Matt Turner finished second in voting forAllstate MLS Goalkeeper of the Year, finishing behind Philadelphia’s AndreBlake for the league honor. Turner posted a prolific campaign between thesticks for the Revolution, anchoring New England to a […]

Carles Gil, captain and midfielder instrumental in New England Revolution drive to 2020 MLS Eastern Conference playoff run

COURTESY NEW ENGLAND REVOLUTION COMMUNICATIONS Midfielder Carles Gil has been instrumental in New England’s run to theEastern Conference Final, contributing two goals and three assists throughthe team’s first three playoff contests. Gil paces MLS in combined goalsand assists through the first three rounds of the […]

#4 Ohio State, short-handed, rips Michigan State, 52-12; Larry Johnson makes history as first African-American to lead Buckeyes

Larry Johnson Ohio State Associate Head Football Coach/Defensive Line Coach Larry Johnson Postgame Press Conference after Michigan State win (7:15) Head coach Ryan Day from his home comments on big 52-12 win at Michigan State Following game cancelations in two of the last three weeks, […]

Due to increase of Covid-19 on Football team, Michigan cancels road game at Ohio State

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — The University of Michigan Athletic Department announced Tuesday (Dec. 8) that an increasing number of positive COVID-19 cases and student-athletes in quarantine over the past week will result in the cancellation of Saturday’s (Dec. 12) scheduled game at Ohio State. This decision […]

Daily Almanac for Tuesday, December 8, 2020: Day 343 of the Year; Beatles founding member John Lennon shot to death 40 years ago on this date

John Lennon in 1969 photo by By Joost Evers Anefo http proxy.handle.net, CC0, https commons.wikimedia.org Every Year FEAST OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION (CELEBRATED IN MANY CATHOLIC COUNTRIES) 1760s BORN 1765: ELI WHITNEY (INVENTOR) 1880s 1886: AMERICAN FEDERATION OF LABOR IS ORGANIZED AT COLUMBUS, OHIO, WITH […]

Columbus Crew SC Crowned Eastern Conference Champion; to Host MLS Cup on December 12

Mapfre Stadium scoreboard says it all (megasportsnews.com photo) Sunday’s Postgame Celebration (photo by Toni Fisher). POSTGAME PRESS CONFERENCE WITH CALEB PORTER, CREW SC HEAD COACH (21:23) Crew defeat New England Revolution 1-0 in Audi 2020 MLS Cup Playoffs Eastern Conference Final Monday: Seattle Sounders FC host […]