Before Kevin Wilson’s time as the head coach at Indiana, his reputation was built on two major achievements.

The first was coordinating a spread offense at Northwestern that ran over Michigan’s defense and caught the attention of coaches and media everywhere. The next was coaching the legendary 2008 Oklahoma offense that changed the way everyone saw tempo.

The biggest question mark of them all with this decision is: What will the players do? There’s an ever-growing list of NHL players who have spoken out in support of professionals attending the Olympics. They include: Alex Ovechkin, Jonathan Toews, and Connor McDavid, just to name a few.

Now that the Olympics ship has sailed officially for the NHL, that puts players and owners in a rough spot. Capitals owner Ted Leonsis said he supports Ovechkin’s decision to go play for Team Russia. Players like Erik Karlsson will have a rougher time, however, as Senators’ owner Eugene Melnyk would only have allowed the Ottawa defenseman to go if he was playing for Team Canada.

Just after the news broke, the NHL sent out a memo that teams are not allowed to comment on individual player-by-player cases and that the league will “deal with it.” Reportedly, the NHL will block owners from giving permission to individual players.

A declining quarterback like Schaub facing an elevated pressure level is never a good recipe, and Keenum has likewise struggled in completing a mere 41 percent of his throws under pressure.


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Jaycee Horn, the son of former NFL star Joe Horn, is a cornerback to watch. In March alone, the current three-star picked up offers from Alabama, Auburn, LSU, and Ohio State. The 6’0, 175-pounder showed good hips for his size and stuck with many top receivers.

Tru Thompson, of Loganville (Ga.) Grayson is a name to know for 2019. The 6’0, 320-pound Thompson faced some of the best upperclassmen offensive line prospects in the country, and actually won a rep against Deontrey Hill. He is committed to Florida State.

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But it was an extraordinary home run, something that could go on Trout’s cover letter if he needed to send his résumé out and look for a job. This is a baseball player who is as talented as baseball players can be made, and he used a nearly perfect swing. It came on a pitch that probably should have been approached with a much different swing, so it’s almost as if Trout was showing off.

When Charlie Strong brought Sterlin Gilbert to Texas last year to save his offense, the 37-year-old son of the air raid brought a younger brother of sorts, 27-year-old receivers coach Andrew Sowder. When the experiment failed, Gilbert followed Strong to USF, and Sowder got a call from Brennan and headed west.

Had the Spartans established that level earlier, they could have maybe eked out six wins and another bowl berth and saved Caragher’s job. Instead, a series of egg-layings — most notably a 34-17 home loss to Hawaii — did the Spartans in.

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The Minnesota Vikings will roll with Christian Ponder for Sunday’s game against the Green Bay Packers, head coach Leslie Frazier announced Wednesday. The decision comes just a few days after Ponder was pulled for throwing two interceptions against the Seattle Seahawks. He was replaced by Matt Cassel, who struggled as much or more during the loss.

The Vikings’ quarterback situation is as muddy as any in the league. The team also has Josh Freeman, who is being paid $2.83 million this season to effectively warm the bench. None of the team’s three options have yet to prove himself capable of consistent production, though Ponder is arguably the best. He played well in Week 10 against the Washington Redskins, shaking off an early pick to throw two touchdown passes before leaving with a dislocated shoulder.
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What this move tells me, more than anything, is that John Idzik trusts Rex Ryan. When Idzik is trying to rebuild this team from the ground up, giving Ryan a toy like this that’s very much questionable to have anything left shows me that he trusts him to coach Reed back to a glimmer of his glory days.
Reed played 11 seasons with the Baltimore Ravens before leaving to join the Houston Texans in free agency during the 2017 offseason. He was released mid-way through his first season with the team shortly after he criticized team’s coaching.

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Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton underwent surgery on his throwing shoulder Thursday morning in Charlotte, the team announced.

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He added that Newton is going to begin rehab on Monday.

This is a homecoming for Grant, a UD alum who played for the Flyers for four seasons and graduated in 1987. Grant averaged 11.6 points and 6.7 boards during his career.

He replaces Archie Miller, who left last weekend for the head coaching job at Indiana. Miller made the Flyers into a regular NCAA tournament participant, going 139-63 in six seasons. The last four of those included bids to the Big Dance — an outstanding, consistent run for any mid-major program. The Flyers have established themselves as a top program in the Atlantic 10. Grant’s inheriting a solid situation.

Grant didn’t get VCU to the heights successor Shaka Smart did, but he won at least 24 games in all three of his seasons in Richmond. He got the Rams to the tournament twice, when they were a member of the CAA. In something of a circle story, VCU will now be among Grant’s stiffest competition in the A-10.

Authentic Boston Bruins Jersey He won the SEC West regular season title during his second season at Bama, 2010-11, and got the Tide to the tournament the next year. But his next three seasons didn’t go well, and the Tide fired him after the season in 2017. He spent six years in Tuscaloosa.

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Matt Ufford offers you fantasy advice on Aaron Rodgers, finding a sub for Jamaal Charles and more.
Schwartz did a tremendous job inheriting an 0-16 team and turning them into a playoff contender, if only for a season. He took on a poor roster and the team has added talent year-in and year-out. But the team imploded in 2017 and they didn’t get off to such a great start this season. The Lions want to win now, and the argument that put Schwartz on the hot seat was simple:

Go back. Go back further and you’ll find that Bubba Kush, the marijuana that the numbers tell us is Bowe’s cannabis of choice, was not developed in a lab in California. It was known, then, by the name Gainesville Green. Gainesville, as in the town in Florida that is home to the University of Florida. The same University of Florida that has a longstanding rivalry with Louisiana State University, where we know that Bowe spent four years of his life in the middle of the last decade. Bowe played football there, for LSU’s Tigers. Bowe played, while at LSU, against the University of Florida Gators.

Those are facts. So are these: Dwayne Bowe was speeding in his car, late at night, to a Sonic that is widely known to be terrible. He had, in his car and possibly in his system, a strain of marijuana which he doubtless believed to be from California, but which actually had deeper roots elsewhere — roots in Bowe’s past, and in the sandy loam of a place with every reason to wish Bowe ill.

“It’s your basic Sonic restaurant. I’m only writing this review because they do not know basic food prep and cooking. I have never had hot or even warm french fries, tator (sic) tots or onion rings at this address.”

This, we’re asked to believe, is the food Dwayne Bowe wanted to eat that night.10

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The St. Louis Rams stunned the Indianapolis Colts in a game most expected Andrew Luck to dominate. The normally unreliable Rams offense finished with 372 yards in a blowout win, 38-8, on Sunday afternoon.
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The Ravens are still suffering from a bit of a Super Bowl hangover, it seems, dropping three straight games while the offense struggles, to fall out of the AFC playoff picture. The Bengals, meanwhile, dropped their first contest in five games with last week’s loss to the Dolphins yet maintain their lead in the AFC North and could use today’s divisional game to further widen the gap.

The Colts have a solid two-game lead in the division over the Titans and face a Rams team on Sunday that has struggled significantly for most of this season. The AFC South has been a surprisingly weak division this season and the Colts have taken advantage and have another prime opportunity against St. Louis.

For a team hoping to fight their way into the final spot in the AFC postseason, the Titans couldn’t have asked for a better chance on Sunday. Facing the winless Jaguars, the Titans aim to continue to rebound from their three-game skid and build off a big win over the Rams last week.
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The Broncos are coming off the bye week on a mission and the Chargers, who lost in overtime to the Redskins last week, could be their next victim in the battle for the top spot in the conference. San Diego still has an outside shot at the postseason, if only for that final wild card spot, but a loss to Denver could seriously derail those chances.

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Jacoby Glenn Game Jersey Golden State Warriors forward Matt Barnes has a candid message for his former team, the Sacramento Kings.

I’m trying to kill them, Barnes told reporters Thursday. Plain and simple. Things didn’t go well there.

Barnes’ new team will play host to his former squad Friday. The Sacramento-area native was released by the Kings last month during the blockbuster trade that sent DeMarcus Cousins to the New Orleans Pelicans.

It was frustrating because being back home and really taking pride in trying to put that team back on the map, and then just in a day’s time you’re no longer a part of the organization, Barnes told the Sacramento Bee. It was kind of a rude awakening.

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Muhtadi became Mojo Rawley and worked his way up through NXT, WWE鈥檚 developmental division, using his over-the-top energy and athleticism to win over the crowd.

Now Rawley and Gronk are BFFs because they share the same life philosophy. Gronk likes to party and Mojo, well …
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Rawley loves to party and scream and scream about partying and yelling the word hype a lot. It鈥檚 as if he and Gronk were separated at birth, or that he鈥檚 the missing Gronk brother. It鈥檚 all so perfect and with his BFF in his corner, Rawley might just have a chance of winning the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royale at Wrestlemania.

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The NCAA tournament field has been sliced from 68 to 16, and gone are many of the top NBA draft prospects we wanted to see. In that spirit, this week is Flanns & Zillz focuses on our thoughts on the draft class after the first weekend of madness.

With so much invested in free agency the past two seasons, the Jaguars almost have to go offense throughout the 2017 NFL Draft. Offensive line, quarterback and receiver could come later, but Leonard Fournette is the best offensive player in the 2017 draft.

His hamstring injuries in the past may worry teams about his value as a top-five pick, but he is the most talented cornerback in the 2017 class and fills the Titans’ biggest need.

The Jets don鈥檛 have a capable left tackle as of now, and they are looking to provide some instant stability to one of their young quarterbacks or a new free agent. Bolles is an NFL-ready left tackle who is paid drastically less than the current market value for offensive tackles.

The Chargers re-signed Jahleel Addae, so they are set at strong safety, but could use help at the other safety spot. Hooker should thrive with a solid pass rush as the new version of Ed Reed.
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Eric Weddle Authentic Jersey I Would expect the Panthers to take either OJ Howard or Leonard Fournette, whomever is available. If Howard is gone, John Ross is likely the pick.

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NASCAR’s trip out west has been a hot one since it arrived in Phoenix. Temperatures will be in the 90s with plenty of sunshine, and that will continue at Phoenix International Raceway for today’s Camping World 500 Monster Energy Cup race.

Contract values for Garcon and Goodwin haven’t been reported as of press time. It’s likely the team views Goodwin as a role-playing fourth receiver/speed guy. Garcon isn’t a No. 1 receiver in the traditional sense of the position, but he’s a reliable pass catcher who led Washington in receptions and yards last season.

The one I don’t get is Juszczyk. Sure, he catches more passes than your average fullback, but they just made him the highest-paid fullback in the NFL at four years, $21 million, with $10.5 million guaranteed. An average of $5.25 million per year for a position that’s all but eliminated in the modern game.

Every year in this four-year run, Virginia has posted a defensive adjusted efficiency mark somewhere in the 80s. That means if a regular Division I team played Virginia, you’d expect it to score 80-some points per 100 possessions.

But in each tournament loss, the defense hasn’t been itself. Michigan State posted a 105 efficiency rating in one of the tournament wins and a 108 in the other. Syracuse’s Elite Eight win came on the back of a 106. And Florida’s offense fared well, too, scoring 1.07 points per possession. This wasn’t a UVA defensive effort.

Virginia is the best defensive program in college basketball. Even the best defenses have bad nights. Virginia’s had them four years in a row on the same days that their offense has happened to also be bad. The two may be connected.10

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If you didn¡¯t know who Moses Kingsley was before Friday, he autographed your TV screen with a ferocious block during the No. 8 Arkansas Razorbacks¡¯ NCAA Tournament matchup against the No. 9 Seton Hall Pirates.

Kingsley already had three blocks in the first half, but apparently the Pirates didn¡¯t get the message. Then Desi Rodriguez thought he could exact his revenge by attempting to posterize the Arkansas rim protector.

Think again.

The connection between Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton and wide receiver A.J. Green will need to show up against the Jets stout defense on Sunday. With a solid defense of their own, the Bengals need to keep producing points on the other end to cover the spread. If Cincinnati fails to consistently get touchdowns, the Jets may sneak up on them.

New York is led by rookie quarterback Geno Smith, who has been up-and-down this season. When Smith has been effective, the Jets have won. However, when he has struggled, the Jets have been beat. New York will need to count on their defense to upset the Bengals.

Who has the tougher schedule? Utah has nine games against potential playoff opponents remaining this season. It will take a few of those L¡¯s to drop them back to reality. The Clippers have a lighter schedule with only five games against playoff opponents on tap. OKC sees Golden State, Houston and San Antonio before the end of March and sees four playoff opponents in April. Memphis will play the Spurs THREE more times and has matchups against Golden State, Indiana and OKC.

Game Youth Fletcher Cox Jersey Remaining games: Clippers-Jazz in Los Angeles on March 25. Thunder-Grizzlies in Memphis on April 5 (second of an OKC back-to-back).

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