11:32 PM EDT, Thu April 24, 2014
Block U 2 hours ago

Around the Hill Update

This week, the University of Utah's track and field and baseball teams will be in action. The track team competes in meets at Iowa and BYU. The Utes baseball team hosts MWC foe Nevada to Smith Ballpark starting Friday at 6 pm MT. Track and Field Currently, the University of Utah track and field team has five athletes ranked in the Top-50 of the NCAA. In the 800 meter, senior Rosalie Waller is ranked 18th, followed by junior Alexandria Eisenbeiss in 20th. Redshirt junior Rebekah Winterton and junior Susannah Hurst are both ranked in the 5k and 10k, Winterton is 33rd and 13th respectively...

UGA's Pyke 'one of the most consistent' linemen during spring

Georgia coaches gave Greg Pyke the award for the most improved player on offense this spring. The redshirt sophomore’s upward trajectory actually took off during Gator Bowl practices, offensive line coach Will Friend said. read more
CougCenter 2 hours ago
Tramaine Isabell reaffirms his commitment to WSU basketball

Tramaine Isabell reaffirms his commitment to WSU basketball

The top recruit in the 2014 basketball class tells Cougfan.com that he wants to play for Ernie Kent. Tramaine Isabell, an explosive point guard from Seattle's Garfield High School, told Cougfan.com ($) tonight that new WSU basketball coach Ernie Kent has successfully re-recruited him and that he intends on coming to Pullman next year. "I've decided to stick with it and play for Coach Kent," Isabell said. "One of my big things was I wanted to see was how hard he'd recruit me and if he really wanted me. And he recruited me hard. He showed me and my family how much... that meant a lot." ...
Addicted To Quack 3 hours ago
5 Star Running Back Taj Griffin Commits to Oregon

5 Star Running Back Taj Griffin Commits to Oregon

Griffin is Oregon's fifth 5* running back commitment in the last six years. Oregon's recruiting class received a huge boost today as 5 star all purpose back Taj Griffin from Powder Springs, Georgia announced his commitment to the Ducks. I've decided to take my talents to the west coast and officially commit to University of Oregon #GoDucks !! — Taj Griffin (@TG__7) April 25, 2014 Griffin is Oregon's fifth 5 star running back commitment in the last six years, joining Lache Seastrunk, De'Anthony Thomas, Thomas Tyner, and Royce Freeman. Of all five, Griffin's commitment might be the...
Black Heart Gold Pants 3 hours ago

JUCO PF WILLIE ATWOOD CHOOSES ARIZONA STATE OVER IOWA

welp Almost got 'im -- again. New Hawkeye Trey Dickerson, a fellow JUCO recruit and a friend of Willie Atwood, did what he could to guide his friend to join him at Iowa in 2014, but on Thursday afternoon Atwood opted to sign his National Letter of Intent to attend Arizona State next year. Willie Atwood has committed to Arizona State — Brad Winton (@JucoRecruiting) April 24, 2014 My dawg going to Arizona State!!! @thelastchill pic.twitter.com/b9kDNo9nT3 — Ronnie Boyce III  (@RBooGie3) April 24, 2014 Iowa was one of Atwood's final three (along with Florida State and Arizona...
Bruins Nation 3 hours ago
UCLA vs. Southern Cal Thursday Night Baseball Thread: Bruins Looking to Sweep Away Trojans

UCLA vs. Southern Cal Thursday Night Baseball Thread: Bruins Looking to Sweep Away Trojans

The unranked UCLA baseball team hosts our hated cross-town rival, the Southern Cal Trojans, looking for a second consecutive weekend series win, after picking up two out of three in Salt Lake City last weekend. It's a golden opportunity for the Bruins to build some much needed momentum as the season draws closer to a close. For the first weekend in quite some time, the Bruins will be hosting a weekend series, with our cross-town foes, the Southern Cal Trojans making the short drive from their less-than-savory part of Los Angeles to square off against our Bruins at Jackie Robinson Stadium....
BC Interruption 3 hours ago

2014 ACC Women's Lacrosse Championship: Host Eagles Bounced By North Carolina

Host Eagles fall to the Heels, 14-10. North Carolina phenom Abbey Friend -- no friend of mine -- scored like, all of the goals, as the third-seeded and third ranked Tar Heels bounced the host Eagles out of the quarterfinal round of the ACC Women's Lacrosse Championship at Alumni Stadium. The loss drops Boston College to 12-5, 3-4 in the ACC. North Carolina improves to 14-3, 5-2 in the ACC. The first half had a track meet feel to it, with both teams jumping out to multiple goal leads early. Boston College held the early edge at 3-1. With the score tied at 4-4, Carolina would net three...
Burnt Orange Nation 3 hours ago

Texas Longhorns spring game highlights

End up missing the Texas Longhorns Orange-White game on Saturday because you don't have the Longhorn Network? Did you just have something else to do that day? Fear not, because LHN was kind enough to post video highlights from the scrimmage.
CougCenter 3 hours ago
Who's your favorite WSU football assistant coach?

Who's your favorite WSU football assistant coach?

Get ready for the spring game by hearing the sights and sounds of spring practice. Thanks to wsucougars.com, we're able to hear a little of what a Cougar spring practice sounds like. "Mic'd Up" videos are awesome for those of us not around Pullman to catch one of their open practices. And they got a little of that, "Watch it. I'm wearing a wire, don't say nuthin" feel to them, so that's fun. Below are three mic'd up videos. First up is outside linebacker's coach Paul Volero, then special teams coach Erik Russell, and last we get to hear a bit from outside receivers coach Dennis...
A Sea Of Blue 3 hours ago

Kentucky Basketball: Andrew Harrison and the Trouble at the Rim

Andrew Harrison's shooting percentage near the basket was a problem last season. John Gasaway, long a favorite of mine, opines about players who shouldn't touch the basketball so much next season if they return. #1 on his list happens to be Andrew Harrison. The articles is for "insiders" only, so I can't get all of his reasoning, but I don't really need to. Consider: Assuming he declares for the draft -- no word there yet -- Harrison will present a fairly fascinating evaluative problem for NBA front offices. Can you really spend a first-round pick on one of just seven major-conference...
The 7th Floor 4 hours ago

Jack McClinton switches gears, finds success in business

Former UM star attracts three NBA players to invest in one of the newest social media platforms Jack McClinton’s name hangs among a small group of UM legends in the rafters of the BankUnited Center, and the former basketball star is often seen courtside at Hurricanes games cheering on the orange and green. Despite his passion for the sport, McClinton recently came to a realization: his business savvy – not his basketball talent – would lead him the furthest. McClinton has always craved success. However, he has had to overcome a good deal of adversity to reach it. ...
The Only Colors 4 hours ago

Linking Laconically is making an impression

It was mentioned yesterday in reference to the MSU spring game draft, but this time of year is important for the football program. The names you hear now, you will likely hear a lot more in the near future. And while guys at the top of the depth chart might be dealing with injuries or other issues, the guys looking to make their mark have an opportunity to do so. Ex-Lansing Catholic receiver Matt Macksood drawing attention as MSU walk-on | Lansing State Journal | lansingstatejournal.com Bummer he got hurt. Hey Joe: Michigan State spring draft's greatest hits, plus spring game matchups |...
Good Bull Hunting 4 hours ago

Weekend Preview: Aggies Face Mississippi State in Starkville

The Aggies faltered at home last weekend against Kentucky, but got a big midweek win at Rice. Next up is Mississippi State in Starkville as A&M continues to try and play their way back into the postseason. Texas A&M (25-17; 8-10) at Mississippi State (27-15; 10-8) The Aggies will hit the road again this weekend, in need of yet another series win after regressing with last weekend's series loss to Kentucky at home. After exploding for 23 runs in the 3 games against Vanderbilt, the Aggies managed just 7 runs over the first 2 games against the Wildcats, both losses. A&M did manage another run...
California Golden Blogs 5 hours ago

Cal Lacrosse at Stanford on Pac-12 Networks Gamethread

Bears close the 2014 season with a big rivalry game against the 17th ranked Stanfurd. Cal (5-10, 3-5 MPSF) at No. 17 Stanford (12-3, 6-2 MPSF) When: 4 pm PT TV: Pac-12 Networks Maloney Field – Stanford, Calif. Series Record: Stanford leads, 26-6 Coming off a big 7-6 road win at Colorado on Sunday, the Bears will play their last regular season game of the season and hope that it is not the last game of the season. With only the top 6 team making it to the MPSF tournament, the Bears would have needed to upset Stanfurd on Thursday AND have San Diego State lose to Fresno State to grab that...
VU Hoops 5 hours ago

Penn Relays: Villanova Women claim Distance Medley Relay

Your women's DMR champions! pic.twitter.com/NKCGORpjTj — Villanova Track & XC (@NovaTrackXC) April 24, 2014 For the third consecutive year, the Villanova Women have claimed the Distance Medley Relay Championship at the Penn Relays. In dramatic fashion, Senior Emily Lipari came from behind to edge Stanford's Aisling Cuffe by .29 seconds in the final lap to give the Lady 'Cats the victory. Lipari noted, "I was pretty relaxed with 400 meters to go. At the final straightaway I knew that I had it." This is the 13th victory in the event for Villanova at The Relays- 8 more than Tennessee,...
Testudo Times 5 hours ago
Terps cruise past Hokies 14-9 to reach ACC Tournament semi-final

Terps cruise past Hokies 14-9 to reach ACC Tournament semi-final

Halle Majorana led Maryland with four goals. Taylor Cummings picked up a hat trick. Beth Glaros and Zoe Stukenberg each added two in the Terps 14-9 win over Virginia Tech as they took their first step toward a sixth consecutive ACC Tournament title. The ACC women's lacrosse tournament got underway at Alumni Stadium on the campus of Boston College Thursday morning and the Maryland Terrapins opened their quest for an eleventh ACC Tournament title facing off against the Virginia Tech Hokies - a team they walloped 22-12 five days earlier in the regular season's finale at College Park. Maryland...
Vanquish The Foe 5 hours ago

BYU Rugby: Can the Cougars finish off their run for the Varsity Cup?

The journey for a third straight title is only two wins away for the Cougars, can they do it again? Two weeks and two games.  This could be all that stands in the way of the 3rd ranked Cougars from hoisting another Varsity Cup National Championship trophy, and their third national championship in a row. BYU has taken care of business since their only loss in February.  Since that time BYU is 9-0 and has won by an average of almost 39 points per game.  The closest game in this span was a 14 point win against St. Mary's, who was the only team to beat them.  BYU is averaging 57.4 points...
Gobbler Country 5 hours ago

Wake Forest Football: 2014 Spring Practice Preview

New coach, new attitude? Wake looks to tackle a tough 2014 ACC schedule and claw its way back to respectability without former head man Jim Grobe. We continue our "Behind Enemy Lines" series by taking a look at our next-to-last regular season opponent and ACC opponent-for 2014: the Wake Forest Demon Deacons. From the "What Had Happened Was" File: Overview Wake finished the 2013 season at 4-8 with a 2-6 ACC mark. They finished in the basement of the ACC Atlantic Division, just above the winless-in-conference NC State Wolfpack. vs. the Hokies The Hokies and Deacons did not play each other...
Burnt Orange Nation 5 hours ago

Daily Round Up: Charlie Is On The Move

Disclaimer: Before you proceed, just remember that none of the links are vetted and you may be reading something written by a 13-year-old, a so-called sports journalist or Clay Travis (is there really any difference between those options?). Read at your own peril. Coach Strong is touring the state. [KVUE] Before meeting with the Touchdown Club of Houston, he talked with the media about the spring. [CBS Houston] Charlie is just keeping it real [NewsOK] and has absolutely no expectations for next season. [CBS] Read his quote carefully. Coach Strong didn't say he wanted to play the...
Gobbler Country 5 hours ago

VT Spring Practice: Midweek Report

The Virginia Tech Football team is quietly gearing up for the Maroon-White Spring game this Saturday after a week of mostly negative news for the offensive unit. On the other hand, the defense is confident in their skill and abilities approaching the end of spring practice. The Virginia Tech Maroon-White Spring Game is quickly approaching as the team held its final media availability on Tuesday after practice. If you were watching ESPN this past weekend you probably caught both the Alabama and Auburn Spring Games, both of which were fairly entertaining. But of course it's just a Spring...

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