Highlights of the Tim Miles, Nebrasketball comedy hour

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Nebraska Coach Tim Miles doesn’t do “coachspeak” all that much. He tries to shy away from cliches too. While other coaches can ramble on and on for 20 minutes, yet say nothing interesting, Miles gives you a whole week’s work of articles in about five or six minutes.

Tim Miles summed up Big Ten Media Day best:

“Today is not media day, it’s the nightmare for sports information directors.”

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AUDIO: Illini G Rayvonte Rice talks Ray Rice (exclusive)


Up until mid January, Rayvonte Rice was the leading scorer in the Big Ten last season. However, the season went downhill for both him and his Illinois Fighting Illini at Northwestern. An adductor strain slowed Rice down for awhile, and the Illini offense had major issues. However, Rayvonte Rice and the Illini finished strong. Had it not been for that loss at NU, and probably the home loss to Purdue that happened next, Illinois could have been a NCAA Tournament team.

So this year, can the Illini be a couple games better to get the big dance? I had an exclusive with Rice at Big Ten Media Day and we discussed that topic, as well as other issues.

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Man United news and notes: Shaw, Van Persie, Herrera, Young


Lots of Man United news and notes to get into, so let’s dive right in. Here is the television info for the big game coming up versus Chelsea. 

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Tom Izzo and Nick Saban: greatest coaching duo in history?


Michigan State’s Tom Izzo and Mark Dantonio were voted the nation’s number 1 coaching combo in a recent poll; up from #7 last year. Yes, in the two college sports that people care about, you can’t find a better one-two punch then H to tha Izzo and MD. However, there was once a time in Spartan lore when both Tom Izzo and Nick Saban were coaching in East Lansing, Michigan.

The overlap period was 1995-1999, and you’d be hard pressed to find a better pair in modern college sports history than Izzo and Saban. The two remain close friends today.

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Manchester United vs Chelsea TV info


The “easing into it”start of the season for Manchester United is over now. Next they’ll take on the Blues, everyone’s preseason favorite, and a group that has indeed played like it.

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What’s wrong with Robin van Persie? Is he in permanent decline?


Robin van Persie is having a down season at Manchester United and if it weren’t for the big money Ed Woodward spent on retaining Wayne Rooney and acquiring Radamel Falcao, this would be a much much bigger issue.No Premier League player has scored more goals (70) than Robin van Persie over the last four seasons.

But RVP only has one goal this season which put United up 2-nil on West Ham.

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Sir Alex Ferguson claims David Moyes disaster wasn’t his fault


Sir Alex Ferguson is definitely embracing his role as Ambassador at Manchester United. First he ended his feud with Wayne Rooney. Then, he recruited Cristiano Ronaldo. He gave him a phone call and the tabloids went wild with the story. Now Sir Alex is trying to mend fences over the way he went out; the decision that tarnished his legacy.

Ferguson hand-picked David Moyes as his successor and then told United fans repeatedly to “stand by their manager.” You know how that situation ended.

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Liverpool transfer rumors: Casilla, Valdes, Reus, Suso


Raheem Sterling seems to be staying put, so we can leave that story line alone for now. However, there are plenty of lots of Liverpool transfer rumors to discuss today so let’s dive right in.

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David Robinson’s son Corey becoming star Notre Dame WR


Corey Robinson is one of many celebrity offspring playing football for Notre Dame right now. His father is “The Admiral” himself, NBA Hall of Famer David Robinson. The Fighting Irish roster also boasts the sons of Jon Bon Jovi, Torii Hunter and Cris Collinsworth. 

Austin Collinsworth, a senior safety, was named one of the team’s captains this season.

Of all the proud fathers of Irish players, David Robinson is the one who is the most consistent fixture at ND.

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Marian Hossa: Blackhawks’ consistent, reliable 2-way player


When Marian Hossa signed a monster twelve-year contract with the Chicago Blackhawks in 2009 he came to the team having played for the Stanley Cup runner-up the two previous seasons (2009 Detroit Red Wings and 2008 Pittsburgh Penguins). After winning two Stanley Cups with the Blackhawks, his career is more “complete.”

But he’s always been a very special player. Even though he goes overlooked sometimes. Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews are the faces of the franchise. After that, Patrick Sharp is the fan favorite. (Especially female fans). In terms of “star power,” a very unscientific and arbitrary metric (Highly debatable too), Marian Hossa might even be behind Duncan Keith and Corey Crawford too.

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K.C. Royals vs S.F. Giants World Series: what to watch

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The 2014 World Series may not get the highest ratings, but it will be the most eventful. Sure, there are no Yankees, Red Sox, or Dodgers, but there are the Cinderella story Royals and dynasty-craved Giants.

Not only is Ned Yost undefeated in his first playoff appearance with a Royals team that hadn’t been here since 1985, but on the other side Bruce Bochy looks to cement himself in the Hall of Fame by becoming the 10th head coach to win three World Series.

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Man United Exec Ed Woodward caught cursing?


Manchester United Executive Vice Chairman Ed Woodward was caught on camera yesterday in a moment of anger and frustration. Was he also dropping an f-bomb? He appears to call one of this summer acquisitions…well, you can watch the clip and judge for yourself.

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