Archives for October 2010

Iowa’s Ricky Stanzi: Big Ten’s Best QB and MVP


The list of quarterbacks with true NFL prospects is somewhat low in the Big Ten right now, but Iowa’s Ricky Stanzi seems to have a lot of what is needed for those scouts.

He has size.  He is the best, pure-pocket passer in the league, leading the league in passing efficiency with a 180.3, good for second in the nation. On Saturday, the senior semifinalist for the O’Brien Award had a nearly perfect game, 11-15, 190 yards, 3 TDs, 0 INTs as the Hawkeyes gave Michigan State their first loss of the season. [Read more…]

An Open Letter to Illinois’ Clay Nurse

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Dear Clay,

I was wrong.

I’m willing to admit that. According to my wife I’m wrong a lot. For better or worse though, I know a lot about sports, and a whole lot about football. I’m right more often than I am wrong.

But I was dead wrong about you, the defense and Illinois football this season.

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Public Statement from Declan Sullivan’s Family

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The family of late Notre Dame videographer Declan Sullivan asked the Notre Dame football media relations department to help pass along this public statement.

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Bucks’ Brandon Jennings records triple double in win over Bobcats

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The Milwaukee Bucks‘ home opening win over the Charlotte Bobcats was one made of urgency, validation, and milestones. From center Andrew Bogut‘s return to normal to the bench’s overall lack of production, there was a lot to take from the Bucks first Bradley Center win of the 2010-11 NBA season.

For a breakdown of the Bucks win over the Bobcats, click here.

By Jake McCormick

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Milwaukee Bucks collect solid home opening win over the Bobcats

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By Jake McCormick

Fans packed the Bradley Center in costumes Saturday night hoping to see the Milwaukee Bucks turn in a performance worthy of the holiday and home opener hype against the visiting Charlotte Bobcats, and they were not disappointed in the 98-88 victory that was headlined by Bucks point guard Brandon Jennings’ first career triple double (20 points, 10 assists, 10 rebounds).

“For a young point guard, he’s balancing a lot of stuff out there,” coach Scott Skiles said. “He’s got some new teammates he’s trying to play with, we’ve got a few things we’re doing a little bit different on offense to get those players involved. There’s a lot of things he’s juggling out there right now.” [Read more…]

Will the Chicago Bulls be a Factor when Boozer Returns?

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Chicago Bulls fans and management were hoping to start a new era of basketball by teaming their young superstar Derrick Rose with LeBron, Bosh, or the hometown boy, Dwyane Wade.  Instead, Chicago settled for Plan B or more likely Plan E.  Still, they should rise from mediocrity to one of the better teams in the NBA Eastern Conference this season.

By: David Kay
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Notre Dame Loses Starting Tailback for the Season

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In the last few days, Notre Dame’s 2010 season went from disappointing to an absolute nightmare. Two weeks ago, Tight end Kyle Rudolph, arguably the team’s best player, was lost for the season with injury.

On Wednesday, the Declan Sullivan tragedy occurred. Saturday saw the loss of starting QB Dayne Crist for the season. And after the loss to Tulsa, the smallest program in FBS college football (who also possess the worst pass defense in the nation), Head Coach Brian Kelly announced that starting tailback Armando Allen, who’s 6th all-time in school history on the career all-purpose yardage list, will no longer play another down at Notre Dame.

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Notre Dame’s Brian Kelly Discusses Declan Sullivan Tragedy

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After today’s 28-27 home loss to Tulsa, Notre Dame Head Coach Brian Kelly talked at length for the first time about the tragic death of student videographer Declan Sullivan. Here are some of the more important and interesting excerpts of what he had to say at the postgame press conference.

I also advise you to read this piece by the Chicago Tribune’s Brian Hamilton, listing and detailing many of the various operating procedures for hydraulic lifts employed by college football .

And also read this discussion on whether or not this accident will cost Kelly his job.

Without further ado, here’s what Kelly had to say about the tragedy:

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Minnesota Twins Start Offseason With the Right Choices

 

The Minnesota Twins are faced with loads of tough decisions this offseason. [Read more…]

Daniel “Boom” Herron Becomes the Man

Over the past two weeks, Daniel “Boom” Herron has emerged as the go-to-guy for the Ohio State Buckeye offense. It all started after halftime in the Wisconsin game. Herron, after only four carries in the first half for 36 yards, anchored the Buckeyes’ first touchdown drive of the game with 6 carries for 32 yards, including an impressive 13 yard touchdown burst. After a Badger punt, the Bucks drove down the field again. Again, Herron served as the catalyst, punching the ball into the endzone with three straight tough runs from the Wisconsin 7 yard line.

Hans Hetrick

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Notre Dame QB Dayne Crist Out for Season, Patella Tendon Rupture

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The injury bug has certainly been biting Notre Dame this season. And today it bit starting quarterback Dayne Crist again. Last week, in a loss to Navy, ND was without their top three weapons on offense: Theo Riddick, Kyle Rudolph and Michael Floyd.

This week they lost Crist, their starting QB, early in their home game versus Tulsa. He’s out for the season with a ruptured patellar tendon.

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Troy Smith to Start for the 49ers!

This Sunday, Troy Smith will take the first snap for the San Francisco 49ers against the Broncos—in London, of all places, which is either fate or simply a very bizarre place to play a football game. After starting QB Alex Smith separated his shoulder, 49ers head coach Mike Singletary (more evidence of the hand of fate) bypassed second-string QB in favor of the third-string Smith.

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