Liverpool FC News: Klopp, Henderson, Sturridge, Notre Dame Stadium

Liverpool will take to the pitch at Notre Dame Stadium tomorrow night, where they’ll face Borussia Dortmund, and thus kick-off the club’s three destination pre-season exhibition tour of the United States. Reds boss Jurgen Klopp and team captain Jordan Henderson addressed the media at the University of Notre Dame, in South Bend, Indiana, ahead of tomorrow’s exhibition.

Here are some of the news and notes circulating in the LFC online community as the start of the USA tour has now now arrived. Go here for part one of today’s LFC at ND news and notes. We begin with the YouTube of the Klopp and Henderson press conference today.

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Liverpool News, Transfer Talk: Jurgen Klopp, Peter Moore, Notre Dame, Women’s Team

Liverpool Football Club will be at Notre Dame Stadium to face Borussia Dortmund tomorrow night to kick-off the club’s three stop pre-season exhibition tour of the United States. Later today, Reds boss Jurgen Klopp will address the media at the University of Notre Dame, in South Bend, Indiana, ahead of tomorrow’s friendly against his former club.

The LFC tour also includes stops at Fenway Park in Boston (versus Sevilla on Sunday) and Yankee Stadium in New York (versus Sporting Lisbon next Wednesday). Here are some of the news and notes circulating in the LFC online community as the start of the USA tour is now here.

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Jonathan Taylor, Wisconsin Badgers to Make B1G Very Big Tenny this Fall

Don’t laugh- the best college football playoff contender in the Big Ten this year will come out of the West division. It’s the Wisconsin Badgers, led by Jonathan Taylor, their star tailback and strong Heisman Trophy contender.  Taylor could be the best back in the country and he’s the only Big Ten individual player with a realistic shot at the highest individual honor.

He’s coming off back to back top ten finishes in Heisman voting, so the best online casinos usa will have him among the top contenders on their board to claim the award this fall. As they should, because Taylor is poised to become the first Badger to receive a Heisman finalist invitation to New York City since Montee Ball.

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USWNT Become First Female Version of 1980s Miami Hurricanes


Sunday brings the USWNT going for their second straight, and fourth overall World Cup title. The run to the championship game has seen a lot of ostentatious on the pitch celebrations, many of which have been heavily criticized by some.

When possible, the USA has overtly run up the score. When opportunity has presented itself, U.S. Women’s Soccer has engaged in over-the-top, flamboyant showboating gestures that celebrate their scoring strikes. And as an American, it’s been fun. At the same time, as a journalist, I also see the great story and delicious irony of potential emerging narrative if the USWNT should fall short of the ultimate prize.

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What to Expect from the 2019 NIU Huskies, Exclusive with Coach Hammock

Can the NIU Huskies defend their Mid-American Conference championship this season? It all depends on how well the Northern Illinois football program responds and reacts to regime change this autumn. Rod Carey left for Temple, and he’s been replaced by former Baltimore Ravens running backs coach Thomas Hammock.

He’s a NIU alum, so he obviously knows the culture and history in DeKalb as well as anybody. “I expect our offense to be dynamic, to match the level of our defense,” Hammock said during our exclusive conversation at Ditkas in Oak Brook earlier this month, “and we can win any way that we need to win.”

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Look at Clemson Coach Dabo Swinney, He is the College Football Captain Now

If you are a college football fan who hates/has grown extremely fatgued of Alabama, then the 2018 college football season ended in a manner that you no doubt approved of. Dabo Swinney, Trevor Lawrence, Travis Etienne and the rest of the Clemson crew demolished the Crimson Tide so badly that even the Tigers’ route of Notre Dame in Texas the previous weekend was actually less lopsided than the blowout in Santa Clara, California.

Dabo Swinney and Clemson steamrolled through the College Football Playoff in a manner that was so dominant it sent a message to the rest of the nation- look at us! We are the ones who are completely in charge now.

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Northwestern LB Paddy Fisher Poised to Rack Up Plaudits this Season

Northwestern’s best player this season will be their middle linebacker, a downhill, run-stuffing All-America first team candidate. Stop us if you heard this one before.

Yes, Paddy Fisher, a freshman All-American, has drawn plenty of comparisons to who his head coach, Pat Fitzgerald, who won both the Bronko Nagurski and Chuck Bednarik award (which honor the nation’s top defensive player) twice. Both men shy away from the “Baby Fitz” label being applied to Fisher. The coach will tell you that he never had his pupil’s athleticism and natural ability while the student makes it known how much he needs to do in order to match his mentor’s accomplishments. 

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QB Hunter Johnson on Clemson to Northwestern Adjustments, Differences

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In Dabo Swinney’s Clemson football program, every week of practice has a striking similarity to the world of pet Instagram accounts. In both spheres of influence, each day has a theme. At Clemson, there’s “Mental Monday,” “TANOGA (takeaways, no giveaways) Tuesday,” “Working Man Wednesday” and “Team Thursday.”

In the world of cat Instagram accounts you have “Tongue out Tuesday,” “Whisker (or Wicked Cat) Wednesday,” “Purrsday,” “Friday Night Box Pawty,” “Caturday” and “Sunday Funday.” In other words, there’s a theme every week that must be adhered too, and you will conform! It was exactly one year ago today that Northwestern officially announced the incoming transfer of quarterback Hunter Johnson from Clemson.

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Purdue Football’s First Coach, Albert Berg, Coached One Game and Made $1

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The first head football coach in Purdue history was a man named Albert Berg, who coached the team to an 0-1 record in the inaugural 1887 season. He was paid $1, which is about $25 in today’s money to do so. The result was not good for Purdue, as they lost to Butler 48-6.

Still Albert Berg was an incredibly talented and unique man who overcame the obstacle of deafness. Yes, he was able to become Purdue’s first ever football coach despite being deaf.

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Sports Bank Founder to Give Talk at Fulbright Alumni Conference at Univ. of Arkansas

Building Bridges: The Fulbright Legacy and the Future of International Exchange” will be taking place next weekend, May 17 to 19, 2019 in Fayetteville, Arkansas and I will be on hand, hosting a round table on the state of journalism in the world today.

Hosted by the German-American Fulbright Commission, in partnership with the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, it’s a chance to discuss the Fulbright legacy and alma mater and reconnect with the Fulbright community. As a Fulbright alumni myself, I will be leading and moderating a World Café on Saturday, May 18, from 2:45 pm – 3:30 pm. The details are as follows.

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John Beilein to Cleveland, Michigan May Need to Elevate Assistant Coach

Shocking news broke early Monday morning- Michigan Wolverines basketball coach John Beilein is leaving the program to become head coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers. According to various reports, with Adrian Wojnarowski being the first, Beilein will sign a year deal with the Cavaliers.

This obviously leaves Michigan in a very tough spot, having to a find a new head coach this late in the cycle. They could do an outside coaching search, but it would have to be very quick and extremely aggressive. More likely, the Wolverines will have to go the internal route.

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Both Michigan and Michigan State on National Title Odds Boards

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Both the University of Michigan and Michigan State University are riding high right now in both of the revenue sports. The Spartans and Wolverines traditional, and also recent, prowess in both football and men’s basketball has created quite a buzz in the state.

In the state of great lakes splendor, fans are very excited about college sports, and that interest should only rise as the state moves towards possibly legalizing sports gambling soon. A current package of state House bills would permit online sports wagering, poker and casino gambling as well as live in-person sports betting at state casinos.

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