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Golson leaves Notre Dame; rumors suggest he will be the South Carolina QB

Everett Golson (courtesy Notre Dame)

Quarterback Everett Golson has announced he is transferring from Notre Dame for his final season of eligibilty.

The 22-year-old Myrtle Beach native has been rumored to be going back to his home state of South Carolina to play for the Gamecocks and Steve Spurrier.

Golson ends an up-and-down career under head coach Brian Kelly that included a trip to the 2013 National Championship Game vs. Alabama and a 2014 trip to the Music City Bowl against LSU.

His first season in 2011,  Golson was redshirted in favor of sophomore quarterback Tommy Rees led the Notre Dame Fighting Irish to an 8-5 record.

In May 2013, it was reported that Golson was suspended from Notre Dame because of an academic violation.

His statistics at Notre Dame:


Passing Rushing
2011 Redshirt
2012 187 318 58.8 2,405 12 6 131.8 94 298 3.2 6
2013 Not Enrolled
2014 256 427 60.0 3,445 29 14 143.6 114 283 2.5 8
Totals 443 745 59.5 5,850 41 20 137.7 208 581 2.4 14

**Statistical information courtesy of Wikipedia Commons**


Jesse Owens’ 1936 Gold medal sells in online auction for record price

Jesse Owens at 1936 Berlin Olympics (photo by Bundesarchiv, Bild via wikipedia commons)

One of the Olympic gold medals won by Jesse Owens at the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin was sold for a record $1.4 million in an online auction.

An Ohio State product, Owens won four Gold medals in the German city: 1oo meters, 200 meters, 4 x 100 meter relay and the long jump.

The native of Alabama died at age 66 in 1980.

The online auction ended on Sunday.

SCP Auctions reported that Pittsburgh Penguins co-owner Ron Burkle paid $1,466,574, the highest price for a piece of Olympic memorabilia.

Bengals sign top draft pick Kirkpatrick to four-year contract


Dre Kirkpatrick (courtesy of Alabama via

The Cincinnati Bengals wasted very little time signing their first-round draft choice, cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick to a four-year deal.

It is the earliest in nine years that they’ve reached a deal with their number-1 draft pick.

Kirkpatrick, who is from Alabama, was the first of the Bengals’ two picks in the first round, being selected at 17th overall.

The 22-year-old rookie is expected to compete for a starting  job.

Kirkpatrick’s pre-draft measurements:

6’1 3/8 height

185 pounds

30.5 arm length

9 3/8 hand size

4.51 seconds 40-yard dash

35 inches vertical jump

10 feet, 0 inches broad jump


Info compiled from NFL & the Cincinnati Bengals

Detroit Tigers put Young on restricted list for recent behavior


Delmon Young (courtesy of

The Detroit Tigers have placed outfielder Delmon Young on the restricted list and will have him evaluated under baseball’s employee assistance program following his arrest recently on a hate-crime harassment charge for an encounter at his hotel.

Police say that Young yelled anti-Semitic ephithets.

He will not return to the lineup until he is cleared following his evaluation(s).

He is the younger brother of former MLB utility man Dmitri Young.

The 26-year-old Young, a native of Montgomery, Alabama, has played for Tampa Bay and Minnesota prior to joining the Tigers.

He has a lifetime .287 average, with 72 homers, 413 RBI’s and 747 games played.


Info compiled from MLB & Detroit Tigers news

Browns trade up to 3rd spot to nab Alabama RB Trent Richardson


Trent Richardson (courtesy of Alabama via

During the NFL off-season, Cleveland Browns fans had heard the name of QB Robert Griffin III as the player that the team coveted. But they were not going to beat the Washington Redskins out for his services at #2.

So, the Browns braintrust turned to trading their number-4 spot to the Minnesota Vikings to gain the third spot to get another need, a running back.

They drafted the best runner in the NFL Draft in Alabama’s Trent Richardson.

They weren’t going to let their next choice get away and traded three later round picks to the Vikings to get a playmaker for their anemic offensive attack. The Vikings received picks in the fourth round (# 118), fifth round (# 139) and the seventh round (#211).

Richardson is a dynamic and explosive running back who should help an offense who scored just four rushing touchdowns and 218 points in a 4-12 2011 season.

Eventhough Richardson is just 5-foot-9, 228-pounds, some media experts think that he could be the next Greg Pruitt in Cleveland at running back. He rushed for 1,679 yards last year at Alabama.

Some Browns fans were mad that the team did not address another need in the first round, wide receiver. The team passed up Julio Jones of Alabama and Justin Blackmon of Oklahoma State.


Info compiled from NFL Draft, Alabama news, Radio & TV


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