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LSU hires former Nebraska coach Bo Pelini as its new defensive coordinator


A former face is returning to Baton Rouge. Former Nebraska coach Bo Pelini is set to become the new defensive coordinator at LSU, according to a release from LSU. Youngstown State also released a statement that Pelini had resigned his post as coach — a role served in for five years. The hir Samir Nasri has been flooded by offers from around the world.While he failed to win a new deal with the Irons, the six months he enjoyed at West Ham was enoted Spurs from the competition last night.”It’s a very difficult moment for us,” Lucas said. “But the only way that we have is to keep fighting, keep believing.”Now we have only the Premier League and we need to be in a better position.”Our objectiveugh to put him in the shop window.Foot Mercato says several Ligue 1 clubs have made contact, ing fills in a huge vacancy for coach Ed Orgeron’s staff after Dave Aranda left to take the head coaching job at after spending four years with the program.

Prior to his time in Youngstown, Pelini was the head coach at from 2008-14 and defensive coordinator from 2005-07.

“The opportunity to return to LSU is truly unique,” Pelini said. “Culturally, with my prior experience at LSU, I know it is a great fit for me. The chance to work with Coach (Ed) Orgeron, the ability to take charge of the Tigers defense. All of that in a place that both my family and I immensely enjoyed when we were there before is very exciting for us.  We are very honored and looking forward to this next chapter.”

Sports Illustrated reports that Pelini that will pay him around $2.3 million per season. Pelini’s hire is pending approval from the Board of Supervisors, .

Pelini’s defenses finished in the top 20 nationally in total defense in each of his three seasons with the Tigers, including in 2007 when they won the BCS National Championship over . That successful stint in Baton Rouge earned him the head coaching gig at Nebraska where he won nine or more games in each of his seven seasons. Despite that, he was let go following the 2014 season. 

He took over at Youngstown State and led the Penguins to a 12-4 record in his second season in 2016.h a shock move for unsettled Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos.Both Marca and El Chiringuito reports that Ramos is staring at a Real Madrid exit following a meeting with president Florentino Perez earlier this month.The experienced Spanish defender is They lost to James Madison 28-14 in the FCS National Championship Game. He has gone 33-28 in five seasons, including a 6-6 record in 2019.

“The past five years have been terrific,” Pelini said. “I can’t thank [Youngstown State] President Jim Tressel and [athletic director] Ron Strollo enough for the opportunity here and support along the way. For all of the people, honestly too many to name, who were part of my YSU experience, I also want to extend a heartfelt thank you.”

Pelini is 100-55 as a head coach in his stints at Nebraska and Youngstown State. 

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Clemson vs. Georgia Tech: Prediction, pick, odds, line, TV channel, live stream, watch online


One way or another each year since 2005, the annual cross-division rivalry between No. 3  and  has been a major factor in the ACC championship race. The Tigers and Yellow Jackets have combined to appear in the ACC Championship Game nine times in that 12-year span, though it has been Clemson dominating the league — and this rivalry — over the last three seasons.

The Tigers have won three straight games againnst West Ham United was down to an increase in confidence.The Brazilian received the ball from Theo Walcott on the edge of the penalty box and went on a mazy run to score the opening goal in the 2-0 victory.Asked if he was intent on firing off a shotst the Jackets and six of the last eight regular-season meetings between the teams. Clemson defensive coordinator Brent Venables’ unit is not only loaded with talent, it seems to have Georgia Tech’s offense completely figured out, holding the Yellow Jackets to just 17 combined points in the last two meetings.

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 Avoid the upset. Clemson is playing the long game right now, favored (often heavily) against every opponent on its schedule and trying to establish a championship-level focus and the kind of habits that could be the difference in a Playoff game. That said, recent losses against (2017) and (2016) have proven that Clemson is not only far from unbeatable in ACC play but just a few plays away from having those playoff chances altered dramatically. If there’s a spot on the schedule where Clemson might be vulnerable, playing on the road against an all-too-familiar rival loSports says Bentaleb is on Tyneside having a medical with Newcastle, ahead of a loan move from Schalke, which is managed by former Huddersfield boss David Wagner.Bentaleb has had an agreement with Wagner to seek a move away from S04 since before Chrioks looks to be it — at least enough so to get Clemson’s full, undivided attention. 

 This is a very crucial part of the season for Georgia Tech to avoid making the 2018 campaign the third time in four years that the Yellow Jackets did not finish the season in a bowl game. Ever since going 11-3 in 2014 and beating in the Orange Bowl, Georgia Tech has been 18-21 and failed to finish with a winning record in ACC play. The setbacks this year have already started piling up: back-to-back close losses to USF and Pitt, injuries to star offensive players and now the potential of starting the year 1-3 with thrNew Juventus coach Maurizio Sarri has revealed he has plans for Federico Bernardeschi.Sarri admits he’s a big fan of the midfielder.He stated, “Everyone knows I like this lad, ever since Fiorentina-Napoli. “He is well-organised, has talent, but lacks a little bit of consistency from game to game.“I think this is the moment of his career where he needs to play consistently in one single role.”ee top-25 teams left on the schedule. Paul Johnson said this week it’s time to pull yourself up by your boot straps, so what kind of response will the Yellow Jackets have for the Tigers? 

Game prediction, picks

Too many points here in a game where I expect Georgia Tech to play well with its back against the wall. Clemson knows it doesn’t need style points, it just needs wins, and it can ride the defense to another low-scoring victory. 

GT +16.5 S/U

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WATCH: Jimbo Fisher says Auburn won ‘Kick Six’ game vs. Bama with ‘illegal’ plays


Jimbo Fisher is a great offensive coach. We knew this long before he led to the national championship, but what many fans may not know is that he’s great at teaching the game as well. Fisher regularly contributes to the Nike Coach of the Year cte for Ernesto Valverde’s job at Barcelona.RAC1 says Barcelona have deal for Chelsea attacker Pedro.The Telegraph says the Spanish winger is out of contract at the end of the season and could be available for a cut-priced fee.Villa boss Dean Smith is hopeful of securing a deal when the transfer window reopens in Januturned their attentions towards Pochettino to replace the under-pressure Valverde.It was expected that their former player Xavi would take over at the Nou Camp, but the Al-Sadd managlinics and is more than happy to “talk ball” when reporters know how to ask the right questions.

Fisher offered an unsolicited lesson on modern college offenses to reporters this week, explaining the conflict created by the run-pass option (RPOs) and quarterback runs. The college rules allow a lineman to be three yards upfield at the time of a pass, so a lineman has at least a few yards to fake a run block (freezing linebackers and safeties) while the quarterback waits for his receiver to get behind the defense. “It’s why you’re seeing scoring so high right now across the country,” Fisher says.

“What they’re doing on offense right now is illegal. Should never be part of football, and I’m an offensive guy,” Fisher said. “When you can have a lineman go three yards doreparing a first offer for Real Madrid attacker James Rodriguez.After completing a two-season loan at Bayern Munich, James is now up for sale at Real – and a confirmed target for Napoli president Aurelio de Laurentiis.Le 10 Sport says De Laurentiis iwn the field and it’s a pass, there’s something wrong with that.”

Lineman can’t get that far upfield in the , so it’s obvious why RPOs aren’t as popular at the next level. Fisher points out that everyone thought the running quarterback would be the next craze, only to see the effects of extra hits take a toll on high-priced investments for franchises.

The entire presentation was great, then Fisher inadvertently made headlines for pointing out that those kind of option plays with lineman upfield “cost a national championship.”

“When we played for the national championship, they had a lineman seven yards down the field on the pass they threw that tied it up before the “Kick Six.” They would have never been there, should have been illegal,” Fisher said. “Last year when they played Ole Miss on TV? Had lineman six yards down the field.”

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WATCH: Navy QB Keenan Reynolds ties NCAA all-time rushing TD record


Navy quarterback Keenan Reynolds is a bad, bad man.

In his fourth year at the helm for the Midshipmen, Reynolds tied Montees past season is due to the opposition playing defensively at Selhurst Park.Lewington also says some teams underestimate them on their own turf.He said, “I think it’s the opposition. The opposition come to us and at [their] home obviously they’ve got Ball’s all-time NCAA rushing touchdown record on this one-yard sneak on 4th-and-goal. 

Reynolds now has 77 career rushing touchdowns, tying the former Wisconsin star running bacnsfer budget of just £40m following the failure to qualify for the Champions League.That has dented Arsenal’s hopes of landing Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace) while they also look set to miss out on Ryan Fraser (Bournemouth) and Yannick Carrasco (Dalk’s record. Against USF, Reynolds rushed for 117 yards and two touchdowns as the Midshipmen beat the Bulls 29-17 to move to 6-1 on the season. 

On the season, Reynolds has 753 yardsnuary transfer window is now in it’s final stretch…There are stories and speculation swirling around everywhere. Sometimes it feels overwhelming.But please don’t stress, because here at Tribalfootball we will summarise the biggest stories throughou rushing and 13 touchdowns on the ground and is on pace for a third consecutive season with over 1,000 rushing yards and 20 touchdowns.

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Police won’t charge Georgia WR Isaiah McKenzie after Chili’s incident


wide receiver Isaiah McKenzie will not face criminal charges from an incident at a Chili’s restaurant where he was accused of making “terrorist” threats towards a female. 

According to the Macon Telegraph, a spokesperson of the Athens-Clarke County Police Department said the

The incident took place at 10:40 p.m. at the Chili’s on Alps Road in Athens, Georgia. McKenzie allegedly told the female that “he was going to call some friends and they were going to come out and he was going to kill her.”

This season for the Bull Richardson has signed pro terms.The highly-rated striker, 17 today, has penned a deal keeping him at Turf Moor until the summer of 2022.Richardson told the club’s website: “It’s life changing. I have worked so hard for this, training at 7pm at nigdogs, McKenzie has five catches for 89 yards as well as two carries for 36 yards. He’s most dynamic in the return game where he has eight punt returns for 116 yards and a touchdown.

After new of the allegations broke, McKenzie was spotted at practice playing with the first string offense. The school said it would only address the issue “at the appropriate time, if a comment becomes necessary,” £10m class.Premier League scouts have been frsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has suffered an injury scare ahead of the Europa League final against Chelsea.Aubameyang, 29, was spotted with his left wrist strapped during training at the Olympic Stadium in Baku yesterday.There was no stralocking to Deepdale this season and have been paying close attention to the performances of Davies, says the Daily Express.Davies has been a major influence in helping Preston maintain their challenge tow and given that the case is closed it may not be necessary. 

This is great news for Georgia with Alabama coming to town on Saturday, in a game that can be seen on CBS and here at In a game that is expected to be close (the Bulldogs are currently favored by 2.5 points), special teams and field position could end up being the difference in the game. 

CBS Sports’ Robby Kalland contributed to this post

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Ex-Arizona, Texas QB Connor Brewer says he’ll transfer to Virginia


The quarterback transfer carousel continues to spin in Charlottesville.

Less than a month after out of Virginia, into Mike London’s program.

“I just got off the phone with coach London and committed to Virginia,” Brewer said. “Obviously I love the coaching staff there. They run a great pro-style offense … It’s a good opportunity to compete for the job and be the guy and win some games for them.

“Virginia is a great program. I want to help them get it back to where it used to be. Plus it’s a great place academically.”

Brewer’s transfer has not yet been confirmed by the Cavaster United defender Aaron Wan-Bissaka has admitted that Bruno Fernandes joining the club has lifted everyone.The Red Devils full back has been impressed by how quickly the Portuguese star has settled since his January move from Sporting CP.Fernandesliers. To win the team’s starting job, Brewer would have to beat out junior Matt Johns, — a move that led to Lambert’s departure. 

Brewer has two seasons of eligibility remaining and will be eligible to play immediately after graduating from Arizona. A native of Scottsdale, that he would play for FCS Northern Arizona, a decision Virginia’s offer has apparently led him to reconsider.

, Brewer was considered a candidate to become Texas’ quarterar Darren Fletcher says the club cannot afford a league title drought like Liverpool’s.With the Reds on the verge of winning the Premier League, it is nearly three decades since their last title.United have not won the league since Sir Alex Fergus Brian Barry-Murphy says they’re up for an upset against FA Cup opponents Newcastle United.Speaking with Chronicle Live, Barry-Murphy has been talking up the cup tie.“We all wanted to play against Newcastle. It is going to be great for Rochdale,” son’back of the future when he arrived in Austin. But he failed to make an impact in his lone season with the Longhorns . After sitting out his transfer year, Brewer watched freshman Anu Solomon take over the Wildcats’ starting job in 2014 .

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NCAA D-I board chair doesn’t want O’Bannon appealed to Supreme Court


DESTIN, Fla. — NCAA Division I board of directors chairman Harris Pastides said he is not inclined to have the NCAA try to get the US Supreme Court to hear the Ed O’Bannon case if the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals rules unfavorably against the association.

Pastides, president of the University of South Carolina, said that an NCAA committee is currently working on creating new NCAA bylaws allowing football and men’s basketball players to be paid if the O’Bannon injunction goes into effect. Depending on the outcome of the NCAA’s appeal, schools could begin offering players deferred payments for use of their names, images and likenesses (NILs) beginning Aug. 1. The payments would go into effect in the 2016-17 academic year.

Pastides said he thinks the NCAA made a good case in its appeal and described the O’Bannon decision as a “hybrid ruling” that at least would allow the NCAA to limit how much money could flow to athletes. The NCAA could cap the amount of money for NILs at no less than $5,000 per year.

“My hope would be that we’d get beyond this,” Pastides said in an interview with from the SEC spring meetings. “You ask me if I’d like to see it appealed to the Supreme Court. I’m one member of the board. I’m eager to see us turn the page on that and start working within whatever framework we have to start working in.”

Here are excerpts of the interview with Pastides, who in January was elected chair of the NCAA board of directors.

Aug. 1 is the date when schools would be allowed to start offering payments to players for use of their names, images and likenesses. Are bylaws being created now if needed?

 There is a committee that is working on preparing for that eventuality if this rolls forward and we’ve got to implement it. We’ll be prepared. Let me say, $5,000 is not that different from the numbers we’re all declaring relative to cost of attendance. Some of us said $2,500, $3,000, $3,500, $4,000. But it’s not like (US District Judge Claudia Wilken) said $20,000. It’s not like she said $100,000. It’s not like big business can come in and pay a hundred grand to one, two, three or 10 or 20 high-profile basketball and football players and say that’s the new model. I think her decision, although noWatford and Rennes are still haggling over a price for Ismaila Sarr.The Rennes winger is eager to move to Vicarage Road, though a fee is still to be settled.Watford’s last offer of €30m, reports Le 10 Sport, has been turned down by the Ligue 1 outfit.Rennes are insisting €40m to sell Sarr.The two clubs will continue negotiating this weekend over a deal for the Senegal international.t exactly what we would have hoped, is somewhere in the middle.”

Wilken did include cost of attendance in the O’Bannon injunction in addition to the allowance of money for NILs. So is it your understanding that it would be $5,000 plus cost of attendance, or it would be a combination?

I thought it would be a combination. I really do. That’s why I think (the dollar amount is) not that far away. … I think her decision would be just a bump up to five grand. But there are details that would have to be figured out. In fairness to us, if it goes through unobstructed by appeal, there would be some clarification. The NCAA would immediately have questions back: What did you mean by that? How does that get adjudicated? Literally, if we wanted to implement that ruling, it’s not clear. Just like the questions you had for me.”

My understanding was the O’Bannon injunction was cost of attendance plus NILs, not a combination.

I’m not sure. (Note: Wilken’s opinion supports theWest Ham keeper Lukasz Fabianski has been ruled out for at least two months with a torn hip muscle.The 34 year old Polish stopper suffered the injury taking a goal-kick during West Ham’s 2-2 draw at Bournemouth on Saturday and was substituted in the 34th minute. conclusion that she’s saying NILs ands and cost of attendance are two separate numbers. Wilken wrote “the injunction will not preclude the NCAA from implementing rules capping the amount of compensation that macult for him to watch the UEFA Nations League.The Spurs midfielder was not involved at the World Cup or in the Finals of the Nations League, despite helping England reach the event this past summer.But Winks wants to put his head down and earn back hy be paid to student athletes while they are enrolled in school; however, the NCAA will not be permitted to set this cap below the cost of attendance, as the term is defined in its current bylaws. The injunction will also prohibit the NCAA from enforcing any rules to prevent its member schools and conferences from offering to deposit a limited share of licensing revenue in trust for their FBS football and Division I basketball recruits, payable when they leave school or their eligibility expires.”)

Is the Jeffrey Kessler case that seeks a free market for players the biggest lawsuit you’re worried about?

It’s a big one. We of course talk about it. I am hopeful there will be an agreement there of all parties. Of course, the devil’s in the details. I understand that the former players say that we were close to implementing something like full cost of attendance several years ago and there was an override. Now the courts are saying you need to do that, so the players want some of that money retroactively. I understand that point of view.

On the other hand, how far back do you go? Do you go to ancient times? That’s something we’re going to let the lawyers figure out. But we don’t want the players and former players to be against us. I know where money is involved it’s a contentious thing. But the NCAA can’t be seen as anti-player or anti-former player. We don’t want that.

Do you think there could be a way to create group licensing for athletes?

Maybe. I think when you think about a jersey, just to use that as an example, and when there’s a very popular player whose name is on the jersey and they’re flying like hotcakes but the university’s name is on the jersey too, I could see something where that player benefits later on. Maybe a group license is the way to do it.

We also at the NCAA care deeply about the players whose names aren’t on the jersey being bought. I’m one of those people who was strongly in favor of cost of attendance sharing more money with the players to help college become more affordable. … What I’m equally vehement in opposition is that we allow a small number of elite athletes to benefit egregiously because of their talent financially while they’re still college students. But if you were to ask me might there be some way where those students who are directly contributing to the financial gain of the university because they are so good, shouldn’t they benefit a little more? I think that’s something we can continue to work on.

Playing devil’s advocate, you’ve got regular students who are actors, musicians, writers and can get paid while being a student in college. When I was in college, I could work at the student newspaper and get paid and also get paid professionally as a freelancer.

But you did that on your own.

Right. So that’s another model that has been suggested. Couldn’t you say athletes could receive sponsorship money they’re able to obtain from the outside and universities wouldn’t be on the hook to directly pay for it?

Well, a track and field athlete arguably has that opportunity. But how does that happen for a football player or basketball player who has no value until they become a pro other than they’re part of the university team? If the benefits to accrue are moderate, I’m always going to want to talk about it. If the path forward is like remove all control, you know, then I’m not [in favor of it].

I know we have a student [at South Carolina] who used to be a Disney actor and made a lot. We understood it. How could she not have her big payday? But she took a leave of absence, she made money, she put the money in the bank. I don’t know how much. She didn’t have to tell me how much. The studios paid her money. She comes back to school at the right time. She has ample time to pay her tuition. That’s a good story.

It’s a little different in athletics when you’re playing a team sport. And by the way, I realize that young woman was different than other students. She came back, she was a little bit of a celebrity, just like athletes can be a celebrity. I’m one of those forces in the NCAA who wants to talk about these things. We’ll talk about them with Congress, we’ll talk about them with business interests. I just think the courts, plaintiffs, defendants, probably are not the best way to get the right thing done.

But change probably wouldn’t get done without pressure, right?

Well, it’s the American way. I think people would understand that we can’t just cave and roll over and say well, you’re applying pressure so here’s the treasury. … Then people say take the money away from the coaches’ salaries. But our hands are restricted there because of federal antitrust and you can’t restrict competitiveness.

To be fair, that’s what the players are saying. They’re saying they’ve been restricted and their value is capped at zero after a scholarship.

I know, but I would say 90 percent or more of NCAA members — even the 65 universities in the five autonomy conferences — are not going to find it easy to find the extra money because you can’t divert it from the coaches. The only thing you really can do is either in the best case defer projects that are of value to the university and the players themselves, or increase tuition or take state appropriations away in order to pay the athletes more. There’s not a huge treasury that allows us to do that. We’re fortunate with the [SEC] Network we have some new income. That’s where we’re going to get the money.

Some members of Congress want to create a presidential commission to examine issues in college sports. Do you think that is going to happen and what do you believe Congress’ role should be in college sports?

I don’t think it’s going to happen. I think there will be a constant din. There will probably be a minority of people wanting this anytime there is a flagrant problem [in college sports], because there will be these problems, I’m sure, every year. Congress’ role ought to be inquiring, to be interested, to be observant, but not to be managing or legislating because I think we’ve done very well all these years.”

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Steve Spurrier still loves to take shots at Tennessee


South Carolina did not live up to expectations in 2014. Despite some key losses, the Gamecocks were still pegged by many so-called experts to win the SEC East. Instead, they went 7-6 and finished fifth in the East Division at 3-5.

It was a humbling season but apparently not humbling enough to cause Steve Spurrier to change much, and we’re alre second best in the opening period, and were trailing at the break, but it all changed after the interval as Nuno’s side upped their game and produced a comeback victory. Romain Saiss and Raul Jimenez bagged the crucial goals.Speaking to better off for it. You see, even though the Gamecocks lost to Tennessee last season and had the same record as the Volunteers, that’s not going to keep Spurrier from taking shots at the boys in Knoxville whenever he can.

And on Wednesday he coh Didier Deschamps’ continued selection of Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud.Giroud was again called up by Deschamps for their Euro qualifiers against Moldova and Albaniirror says Silva has been handed a temporary Goodison reprieve – but his Everton fate is sealed.And that has seen former boss David Moyes emerge as the most likely candidate to replace him.The experienced manager is seen as the perfect man to steer ta.Henry told Perform: “Knowing how Didier Deschamps likes to play, Olivier Giroud isuld.

HBC called 7-6 in 2014 “a decent year.” Then: “In Knoxville, they’re still doing cartwheels because they went 7-6 and won a bowl game.”

— Paul Myerberg (@PaulMyerberg)

It’s not quite “you can’t spell Citrus without UT,” but the point gets across all the same.

Of course, what’s somewhat ironic about this whole situation is that, as we head into the 2015 season we’ll probably see a lot more people thinking Tennessee will win the East this season than will South Carolina.

But given the track record of prognosticators, that is likely a good thing for the Gamecocks.

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Monday Pickups: Setting the TV slate for Week 10, Nov. 1


Each Monday, conferences, TV networks, and schools announce when and on what network they’ll be kicking off a week from this coming Saturday — in this case, Week 10, Nov. 1. Here’s the rundown of this Monday’s television announcements, conference by conference. All times ET. Post will update as announcements go live.

SEC on CBS TeamsComment VS. Even Will Muschamp’s most ardent supporters would have to admit: this is just about it. With his Gators sitting at 3-3 and with games against South Carolina and Florida State still to come, forget coaching for his job — Muschamp might be coaching just to get the Gators to a bowl game. Unfortunately for him, Nick Chubb’s ascension and a fearsome front seven have the Bulldogs playing as well as any SEC team outside the state of Mississippi. This will be the 12th consecutive season the World’s Largest Ourdoor Cocktail Party will air on CBS.

Florida vs. Georgia , with Army playing Air Force at 11:30 a.m. ET en Klopp admits Pep Lijnders’ return to the club last year has been a big boost.The Dutchman had previously worked under Brendan Rodgers and Klopp at Anfield before a six-month stint in charge of NEC in his homeland at the start of 2018.“Pep Lijndeand Notre Dame vs. Navy from FedEx Field airing at 8 p.m. ET

GameTimeTVULM at Texas A&M12 p.m.SEC NetworkKentucky at Missouri4 p.m.SEC Neing to stay at the club.The Austrian wanted to move on loan so he could compete for a spot in his natio down in defeat at Chelsea.Burn arguably had Albion’s best chance of the game when his downward header clipped the bar, and reiterated the need for the team to start taking their chances.He said, “I thought Chelsea were the better team on the day anal team’s Euro 2020 squad.But that did not happen, and he knows the tournament is now beyond him.Bachman has only played two FA Cup games for WatftworkOld Dominion at Vanderbilt7 p.m.ESPNUArkansas at Mississippi State7 or 7:15 p.m.ESPN or ESPN2Auburn at Ole Miss7 or 7:15 p.m.ESPN or ESPN2Tennessee at South Carolina7:30 p.m.SEC Network

*Final decisions on kickoff times and broadcast partners for the 7:00/7:15 games will be made after the SEC games of Oct. 25.

GameTimeTVFlorida State at Louisville7:30 p.m.ESPNGameTimeTVDuke at Pitt12 p.m.ESPNUBoston College at Virginia Tech12:30 p.m.ACC Network (regional, split)North Carolina at Miami12:30 p.m.ACC Network (regional, split)NC State at Syracuse3 p.m.Regional Sports NetworksVirginia at Georgia Tech3:30 p.m.ESPNU

Direct from the source:

ABC/ESPN will use a 6-day pick for Nov. 1 selections, so times & TV will be announced no later than next Monday.

— Big Ten Football (@B1Gfootball)

According to

GameTimeTVKansas at Baylor3 p.m.Fox Sports 1

The Big 12 has exercised a six-day window for its other four games. will air on Fox Sports 1 at either 12 p.m. or 7:30 p.m. and will air on either ABC/ESPN2 (regional mirror) or Fox Sports 1, with options for kickoff times including 12 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.

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College Football Rewind: Jameis Winston sits, Florida State survives


Welcome back to Rewind. This is your first look back at what happened each week and what it means moving forward. Every Saturday night, I will analyze the week’s games and the always colorful world of college football.

The look on Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher’s face bordered on confusion and annoyance.

Jameis Winston — you can’t spell Jameis without “me” or “I” — was suspended for the entire Clemson game due to vulgar comments he made in public. Yet there he was in pregame warmups dressed as if he would play. Winston was showing up his coach on national TV. Fisher sent Winston back to the locker room to take off his shoulder pads — par for the course in the never-ending circus surrounding the Heisman Trophy winner.

Without Winston, No. 1 Florida State survived for a 23-17 overtime victory. In this new world of the College Football Playoff, surviving is all the Seminoles needed to do without Winston. But it was high drama in the process and a credit to the Seminoles they won without Winston.

Sean Maguire demonstrated why he’s Winston’s backup, but did throw a 74-yard touchdown pass to Rashad Green to tie the score late in the fourth quarter. Clemson’s defensive line dominated much of the game. Florida State had only 13 rushing yards on 27 carries, but gained 25 yards on two plays in overtime for the win.

Deshaun Watson displayed his immense talent as Clemson’s new quarterback. Dabo Swinney had to make the move to bench Cole Stoudt and Watson didn’t disappoint. But the Tigers squandered chances for a huge road win.

Clemson missed field goals. Clemson snapped the ball over Watson’s head from the 1-yard line. Clemson lost a fumble with 2:14 left at the Florida State 26-yard line. Clemson got stuffed in overtime on a fourth-and-inches play out of a shotgun formation.

Clemsoning happened before the nation’s eyes again.

Meanwhile, Winston remained the storyline, especially because Florida State oddly allowed him on the sideline. I counted 54 television shots of Winston during the ABC broadcast of a game in which he didn’t play.

Why did Winston come out in full pads during warmups? “Because he loves his teammates,” Fisher told the media afterward.

This much is certain: Florida State survived and the College Football Playoff committee escaped having to determine what a Seminoles loss without Winston means.

What We Learned in Week 4

As if the SEC West needed any more depth, Mississippi State knocked off No. 8 LSU with a statement 34-29 victory. It was Mississippi State’s first win over LSU since 1999 and first win at Tiger Stadium since 1991. Dak Prescott threw for 268 yards and ran for 105 as the Buity.The Belgian midfielder made the move from Serie A outfit Sampdoria for around £18m in the summer having been a long-term target of City’s.He told Sporza: “I was open to a step higher.”I also knew that Leicester would be very good. I had seen thelldogs gained 570 yards, the most LSU has ever allowed under Les Miles. Mississippi State typically beats the teams it should and loses to the SEC elite. Dan Mullen entered Saturday with a 1-16 combined record against Alabama, Auburn, LSU and Texas A&M. Now Oct. 4 is shaping up to be a monumental day in the state of Mississippi: Alabama at Ole Miss and Texas A&M at Mississippi State.

Not even Blake Sims could have imagined throwing for 445 yards (second most in Alabama history) and four touchdowns in a 42-21 win over Florida. “I didn’t think I would be able to do that,” Sims said. Sims is the latest example of why it’s foolish to anoint a starter (Jake Coker) or toss aside a player (Sims) before we actually see him given a chance. Alabama had a 400-yard passer, 200-yard receiver and 100-yard rusher in the same game for the first time. That’s a credit to Lane Kiffin, who is thriving with the most offensive talent in Nick Saban’s tenure with the Crimson Tide. Alabama and Baylor are the only teams ranked in the top 10 in total offense and total defense through four weeks. Alabama tried its best in the first half to give the game away to Florida with turnovers. Saban wants Sims to communicate and manage the game better. Sims suffered a scare when he bruised his shoulder in the second half but later returned. Contrary to what the public would have thought a couple weeks ago, Alabama is counting on Sims staying healthy. “People have to respect him as a passer,” Saban said. “He has made too many plays and too many good throws for people to not respect him as a passer.”

The Sooners continue to impress somewhat quietly under the radar. With running back Keith Ford injured, 243-pound freshman running back Samaje Perine ran for 242 yards and four touchdowns in a 45-33 win at West Virginia. Perine averaged 7.1 yards a carry and ran over two defenders on one touchdown. The Sooners outscored West Virginia 21-3 after the game was tied at 24 at halftime until the Mountaineers scored a late touchdown. West Virginia star quarterback Clint Trickett threw for 376 yards, but the Sooners forced three turnovers by Trickett. The West Virginia trip may have been Oklahoma’s toughest road game left. The Sooners get Kansas State, Baylor and Oklahoma State all at home.

over ? In another sign of how wide-open the SEC East is and how much weaker it is compared to the SEC West, 31-27 by Indiana. The Hoosiers ran for 241 yards on a Missouri defense that was supposed to be a strength for the team. Indiana was coming off a loss last week to . The win won’t make up for all of the September disappointments for the Big Ten, but the conference needed a win like that. The Big Ten also had Iowa beat Pitt, Nebraska defeat Miami, and Maryland triump over Syracuse. Missouri now has a bitter taste in its mouth before playing and in its next two games.

The Hokies have gone from 2-0 darling to 2-2 enigma within two weeks. Virginia Tech followed a road win at State” data-canon=”Ohio Bobcats” data-type=”SPORTS_OBJECT_TEAM” id=”shortcode0″> on Sept. 6 by for the first time since 1995, falling to and . Hokies quarterback Michael Brewer, the Tech transfer, has eight interceptions in four games. Even more puzzling is the Hokies’ seasonlong problem with penalties (10 per game, including 12 in the loss to Georgia Tech). This can’t help the ACC in the College Football Playoff picture. The ACC’s signature win of the season has lost a lot of luster in a short amount of time.

How bad has it gotten for ? Not only did the Wolverines lose 26-10 at home, a kick returner from either trolled or paid tribute to Desmond Howard in the Big House. After Kaelin Clay returned a punt 66 yards for a touchdown, from 23 years ago. ’s Leonard Fournette struck a pose against Sam Houston State after his first career touchdown. That was bad taste for a rookie against weak competition. But Clay doing it the only time he will ever play in the Big House? I can dig that.

East Carolina 70, 41. One year after whipping the Tar Heels 55-31, . Even with wide receiver Cam Worthy out with a two-game suspension due to a “verbal disagreement” with a male student on campus, the Pirates’ offense didn’t miss a beat. It’s time to stop expressing surprise at East Carolina. This is a good tea Rodriguez insists their 0-0 draw with Arsenal was two points dropped.The Clarets ended a 10-game losing Premier League run against Arsenal and made it seven points from three games with a first home draw for 12 months to climb to 11th in the table.Bm and clearly the best one in North Carolina. East Carolina has won four straight games against the ACC.

rushed for 644 yards, the most in the Big Ten’s modern era, dating back to 1946. The only instance when a Big Ten team ran for more: (832 in 1905), Ohio State (718 in 1930) and Minnesota (663 in 1927). and five touchdowns on only 13 carries. The only blemish: Gordon lost his first fumble in 322 carries.

Arizona scored 19 points in the final 3:30 to stun Cal in a 49-43 victory. Anu Solomon (47 of 73, 520 yards) threw a 49-yard Hail Mary touchdown for the winner. The Wildcats scored 36 points, ran 31 plays and totaled 278 yards in the fourth quarter alone.

Here’s video of the Hail Mary:

My weekly look at the evolving trends, successes, failures and all-around moaning about up-tempo offenses.

Stop the presses: A Nick Saban team ran 87 plays for 645 yards against Florida. Credit Lane Kiffin for bringing a more consistent up-tempo style than Alabama has tinkered with briefly in the past. Credit Florida’s overwhelmed secondary for some major blown assignments. Alabama isn’t going or Texas A&M fast, but the pace seems to suit the Crimson Tide as long as Blake Sims can communicate the calls in a consistent manner. Still, the irony is rich that Saban — the coach who questioned whether faster tempo is what football should be for safety purposes — has turned to more tempo himself. Alabama is averaging 78 plays per game — the most in Saban’s eight seasons. Alabama averaged 65.9 plays in 2013 and was under 69 plays every year from 2008 to 2013. A Saban team is now averaging more plays than a Gus Malzahn Auburn team (73) or a Kevin Sumlin Texas A&M team (76). Go figure. The FBS leaders in plays per game through Week 4: Western Kentucky 92, West Virginia 88.5, Northern Illinois 86.8, Hawaii 86.3, Arizona 85, Texas State 85.

No. 12 UCLA and No. 15 meet in Tempe for an intriguing Thursday night game. A year ago, Arizona State held off UCLA 38-33 in Pasadena to win the Pac-12 South in late November. Each of the past three meetings have been decided by five points or fewer. This season, UCLA has looked vulnerable after a lot of preseason hype, and Arizona State has three easy wins but hasn’t played a quality team. This could be a game of backup quarterbacks. The Sun Devils will be without injured quarterback Taylor Kelly, and UCLA coach Jim Mora won’t say if his starter, Brett Hundley, will play after injuring his elbow against Texas.

It’s -Georgia and South Carolina-Missouri next week. In some years, you might say the winners of those games would be in good position to win the SEC East. This isn’t one of those years. Expect a wide-open SEC East race until the very end. South Carolina struggled on Saturday to put away Vanderbilt in an ugly 48he Israel international only joined Sevilla this past summer from RB Salzburg.Dabbur is seen at West Ham as an alternative to Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud.West Ham are in contact with Dabbur’s agent, Milos Malenovic, though aren’t alone with Bordea-34 win in which the Gamecocks allowed two kick returns for touchdowns. “It’s one of the worst (wins) I have ever had, no question,” Gamecocks coach Steve Spurrier told reporters afterward in an epic press conference. More Spurrier: “The way we play is embarrassing. I told the guys it’s embarrassing the way we play. And I’m the head coach of these embarrassing group of guys. … We’ve got all the voters fooled thinking we’re pretty good. I guess because we beat Georgia. I don’t know what all can help us. I really don’t.”

The Brady Hoke and Will Muschamp watches are officially on. Michigan has no identity and Devin Gardner continues to struggle at quarterback. Making matters worse, cameras caught Hoke jawing with defensive coordinator Greg Mattison following a sideline-infraction penalty. Alabama’s victory over Florida demonstrated how far the Gators remain behind the SEC’s elite teams. Jeff Driskel, once the highest-rated quarterback recruit in the country, had a 23.3 quarterback rating while completing 9 of 28 passes for 93 yards with two interceptions. The next month or so will help determine if two of the most prominent coaching positions in America will soon be open.

“I barely know what’s going on with ISIS to tell you the truth. I’m oblivious.”

— coach Charlie Weis, following a 24-10 win over , on the scrutiny he’s facing so far in two-plus years

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Mizzou’s Gary Pinkel had no choice but to dismiss Dorial Green-Beckham


It may be that Gary Pinkel had no choice.

coach kicked his best receiver — and perhaps his best player — off the team Friday. It was absolutely the right thing to do to Dorial Green-Beckham and for Pinkel.

Male Mizzou athletes had been involved in a series of — at least alleged — incidents against women stretching back to 2011. Green-Beckham was the subject of a recent incident repoamsdale has revealed he has the full backing of manager Eddie Howe.Ramsdale is currently the first-choice.He told the Daily Echo: “He (Howe) said, ‘The shirt is now yours until you give me a reason to rethink it’.”It was a big deep breath moment and rt in he was not charged last weekend but , “causing her to fall down at least four stairs.”

Sometimes too much is too much. And there has definitely been too much at Missouri lately. There have been four incidents of (at least) alleged criminal acts against women regarding Missouri athletes since 2010.

• Former tailback Derrick Washington was sentenced for five years in prison in 2011 for felony deviate sexual assault against a female student. He served four months.

• Basketball guaxecutive of Scottish soccer’s Football Association (SFA), says that the “transformational” impact of the ongoing Fifa Women’s World Cup could lead to the creation of a full-time professional league in Scotland.The Scottish national women’s soccer teard Michael Dixon transferred within hours of a second rape accusation in two days coming to light according .

• Swimmer Sasha Menu Courey allegedly was sexually assaulted by football players. She subsequently committed suicide. Her plight became a national story .

The receiver’s dismissal came the same day an independent investigation found the Southampton continue to work the French transfer market.The Mirror says Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhutl is tracking Troyes teen sensation Bryan Mbeumo.Winger Mbeumo, 19, scored 11 goals in 39 games for the French second division side last season.Saints would have to pay in excess of £7m to land Mbeumo, who is also wanted by German duo Schalke and when investigating Courey’s alleged sexual assault and suicide.

Pinkel and the administration deserve credit for cutting ties with perhaps the school’s most visible athlete. But, really, what choice did they have?

No school should need this many incidents to conclude the obvious: DGB had issues. Perhaps the athletic department needs a massive self-examination. The coach who cut the cord on Green-Beckham on Friday, himself went through a .

DGB had come to be beloved at Mizzou and was arguably the best player on the field in December’s SEC championship game. The kid most likely would have been a preseason All-American. On his official recruiting visit, fans chanted his initials as he watched a Mizzou basketball game. He was, arguably, the biggest recruit ever landed by the program.

His signing was a sign Mizzou not only belonged in the SEC, but it would flourish. Both things happened in the short term. Mizzou has a chance to play in another SEC title game. DGB has the rest of his life to grow up.

His final off-field stat line will read two marijuana-related incidents and the latest incident report. All of it happened in less than two years on campus.

The woman in question did not press charges because “she was afraid of the media and community backlash,” according to a .

Green-Beckham’s girlfriend said in the same report that the receiver drug her out by the neck.

No charges were filed, but Green-Beckham had run out of second chances. He was three months removed from another run-in with police in his hometown of Springfield, Mo. Saturday is his 21st birthday.

Earlier in the day, Green-Beckham saying he had been “young and dumb.” Now, he’ll have to grow up and smarten up somewhere else.

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Pac-12 Power Ranking: The Cardinal Rule to No. 1



When Jim Harbaugh brought all that toughness with him to the Farm, we had no idea he’d leave so much when he left. But the Cardinal stood bravely in the face of danger — how many weapons does Oregon have? — and handed the Ducks their first loss in 13 games. Stanford withstood the lightning-quick Oregon attack by bringing the thunder, and sure, it took a missed field goal in overtime to put the Cardinal over the top. But they’re there. No. 15 UCLA, Saturday, 6:30 p.m. ET (Fox).

Reports that Chip Kelly’s head exploded were greatly exagerrated, but we would not like to be the Ducks in meetings this week. Oregon had a dance with destiny and Stanford stepped on its webbed feet. Can the Ducks regain their footing in a tough not-so-Civil War matchup next?  1.  at No. 16 Oregon State, Saturday, 3 p.m. ET (Pac-12 Network).

Getting a win over the bitter rival Ducks would be huge, like what Terron Ward has been to the Oregon State offense in recent weeks. Last week’s ranking: 3. Next up: vs. No. 5 Oregon, Saturday, 3 p.m. ET (Pac-12 Network).

In one fell swoop, the Bruins knocked the Trojans out of the top 25, knocked out of the game and knocked USC off its high horse. And Traveler is a mighty big mascot. The fallout from UCLA’s win, its first over the Trojans since 2006 and just second in 14 years, won’t be felt for a while. But if the Bruins do end up reclaiming the battlefield that is Los Angeles, they can point to this day.  4. vs. No. 11 Stanford, Saturday, 6:30 p.m. ET (Fox).

With winning national headlines , many are ignoring Rich Rodriguez’s wildly successful freshman season in the desert. Who would’ve thought that Arizona, which went 3-8 last season, could rebound so quickly?  5. vs. Arizona State, Friday, 10 p.m. ET (ESPN)

.  (7-4, 5-3): The Huskies have very quietly won four straight. Even quieter? Washington’s first half against Colorado, when the Buffaloes held them scoreless for the first 28 minutes. Still, in the wacky and wonderful Pac-12, wins are wins and the Huskies are on their way to eight for the first time since 2001.  7.  at Washington State, Friday, 3:30 p.m. ET (Fox).

Lane Kiffin says he has assurances from Pat Haden that he’ll be retained in 2013 to lead the Trojans. We’ll see what happens next now that Matt Barkley has been ruled out of Saturday night’s game against No. 1 Notre Dame. 6. vs. No. 1 Notre Dame, Saturday, 8 p.m. ET (ABC).

The Sun Devils had a tough time with their recent Pac-12 slate, which included Oregon, UCLA, Oregon State and USC, but who better to cure those ills than Washington State? The Cougars rolled over for and the ASU offense, as Kelly hit 21 of 24 passes and threw four touchdowns. Already bowl eligible, the Sun Devils can cement their status as an improving team under Todd Graham with a win against ATottenham boss Jose Mourinho is ready to move for Bournemouth defender Nathan Ake this summer.Voetbalzone says Mourinho has identified Ake as a priority target for Spurs ahead of nexlittle”.The Gunners are currently third on the table and are cruising in the Europa League group stages.Speaking ahead of Monday’s clash with Sheffield United, Emery said: “The players finished the last match with some doubt because in the second halt season.The Portuguese worked with Ake at Chelsea and sees the Dutchman as a replacement for Bosman prospect Jan Vertonghen.Ake is rated at €55m by Bournemouth – a figure Mourinho believes represents good value.The defender’s current deal runs to 2022.rizona. Arizona, Friday, 10 p.m. ET (ESPN).

Six losses in eight games have Utes fans clamoring from the days of old, when the schedule was filled with Mountain West also-rans. Now, the Pac-12 is teaching Utah that it’s a brand new day, and it’s stormy and daunting. Colorado, Friday, 3 p.m. ET (FX).

The only gofender enjoyed a great season in Scotland, helping Celtic win the “treble treble” of domestic success.While he is open to returning for another season, he knows the decision rests with Leicester and manager Brendan Rodgers.”We will have to wait and sod thing about the Bears’ 62-14 season-ending loss to Oregon State was that it happened on the road and not in front of their renovated digs. Could Jeff Tedford suvived yet another disaster in front of frustrated Bears fans? 10.Season complete

 Mike Leach, we thought we knew you. Expectations were high when The Pirate took over Washington State, but if things keep going this way — the Cougars scored zero points in the first 59 minutes of their 46-7 loss to Arizona State — he could get the hook quickly.  11.  vs. Washington, Friday, 3:30 p.m. ET (Fox).

 What more do we need to say about these Buffaloes? They’re bad, and mercifully, the season ends soon.  12.  vs. Utah, Friday, 3 p.m. ET (FX).

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ACC Notebook: More good news on Maryland injuries


(US Presswire) coach Frank Beamer announced that freshman RB will redshirt the season. Edmunds dressed for the first two games but didn’t play. “Right eir pursuit of Ryan Fraser after the Europa League final.The Gunners will know more about their summer transfer budget after Wednesday’s clash with Chelsea in Baku.The Mirror says Bournemouth winger Fraser has become a top target for manager Unai Emenow, I think the four backs have worked out well and hopefully they can stay healthy,” .  was blown out by Kansas State last weekend, and the Hurricanes received bad news on the injury front. Coach Al Golden announced that LB wouls game.City’s approach was revolutionised by his arrival, with his ball-playing ability adding a new dimension to the team’s play and helping fully realise Guardiola’s vision.He admits it’s a high-risk strategy but says he loves it.“Since I arrivedd need knee surgery and miss the rest of the season, and S will miss Saturday’s game with a knee injury. “Our team just got significantly younger,” .  continues to recover from the outbreak of defensive injuries that struck the team late in the presor his old friend Frank Lampard after their 1-0 win at Ajax in the Champions League.The Blues battled to keep the Dutch side at bay for parts of the game, but they were also able to play their football and show offensive quality.They were the team theason. The Terrapins got DLs Keith Bowers and Isaiah Ross back for last weekend’s game against Temple. They get two more defensive players back for Saturday’s game against Connecticut.  CB Isaac Goins (mononucleosis) and S Matt Robinson (shoulder) will return, coach Randy Edsall confirmed at his weekly press conference. plans to shuffle its offensive line, coach . Will Jackson will move from LG to RT, Ray Beno from RT to LT and will take over at LG.

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Cincinnati: Schedule Breakdown


In 2010, Cincinnati nearly pulled off one of the biggest nonconference wins in school history, thanks to a furious fourth quarter rally against then-No. 8 Oklahoma.

A late fumble, though, by former WR D.J. Woods led to a touchdown by the Sooners with 4:31 left. Oklahoma escaped 31-29. The loss dropped the to 1-3 on the season after earlier nonconference losses to NC State and Fresno State. Coach Butch Jones’ team can’t afford a similar start to the 2012 season.

vs. Virginia Tech, Stwo weeks and fined £75,000 after being found guilty of breaching betting rules, reports BBC Sport.The 29 year old was given a six-week ban, four of which were suspended, and is free to play again on 31 July.The Football Association says it will appept. 29 at FedEx Field

The Bearcats will likely face one of the top dual-threat quarterbacks in FBS in Hokies junior Logan Thomas. Last season, Cincinnati held USF QB B.J. Daniels to just 3.6 yards per carry in a 37-34 win but allowed 409 through the air. The Bearcats also contained West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith on the ground (seven carries for minus-20 yards) in a 24-21 loss last November. Smith also threw for more than 370 yards.

Cincinnati’s rushing offense will be put to the test against the Hokies’ stifling defense. Virginia Tech will return eight starters from a defense that ranked seventh in the nation in fewest points allowed per game (17.6). The Bearcats are looking for a replacement for RB Isaiah Pead, the reigning Big East Offensive Player of the Year.

Sept. 15-Oct. 20: vs. Delaware State, vs. Virginia Tech, vs. Miami (OH), vs. Fordham, at Toledo.

Besides Virginia Tech, the rest of the Bearcats’ nonconference schedule is relatively soft. Of the four remaining opponents: Delaware State (Sept. 15), Fordham (Oct. 13), Toledo (Oct. 20) and Miami (OH.) on Oct. 6, only the Redhawks ended 2011 ranked in the Top 50 in total defense.

Nov. 17-Dec. 1: vs. Rutgers, vs. South Florida, at Connecticut.

With eight returning starters, the Scarlet Knights’ defense may be as stout asolas Pepe.The Ivory Coast striker left LOSC for Arsenal this past summer.Campos said, “For me, one of the characteristics of a top, top player is that he loves football. “I remember when I worked with Cristiano Ronaldo and Kylian Mbappé. They knew e the defense at Virginia Tech. Daniels may be confident against the Bearcats after shredding their secondary last year. In the regular season finale, Uconn can’t be overlooked. Cincinnati could be in contention for the league title in the final weinterest. He came close to joining Real Madrid in January before injury scuppered the move.Palacios, who has suffered Copa America heartache with a hamstring injury forcing him to withdraw from the Argentina squad, revealed he is wanted by Arsenal – ek.

Complete Schedule –

Sept. 6: Pitt 

Sept. 15: Delaware State

Sept. 29: Virginia Tech (at FedEx Field)

Oct. 6: Miami (OH)

Oct. 13: Fordham

Oct. 20: at Toledo

Oct. 26: at Louisville

Nov. 3: Syracuse

Nov. 10: at Temple

Nov. 17: Rutgers

Nov. 23: USF

Dec. 1: at Uconn

For more up-to-the-minute news and analysis on the Big East, follow bloggers Evan Hilbert and Matt Rybaltowski

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WATCH: Golf fans go wild as Tiger Woods takes lead with eagle to close front nine


s paid tribute to Liverpool teammate Roberto Firmino.The midfielder says his Brazil pal is vital for club and country.He told the Hoje Sim podcast, “At Liverpool he is the perfect player there for that positioman has been linked with Manchester City and former club Chelsea.Asked whether a move came close on last week’s deadline day, Ake said: “No, I think obviously a few things happened but I just made sure I kept fods are welcoming back the Brazilian keeper to training.He has been absent since a cal muscle injury during the first game of the Premier League season ruled him out of action.The no.1 shot stopper has taken a big step towards his recovery, per Goal.Hcused on here.”You never know what can n. Because he’s a smart guy, a guy who he