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Utah State Debuts in Top 20 in Initial 2017-18 Learfield Sports Directors' Cup Standings

Utah State Debuts in Top 20 in Initial 2017-18 Learfield Sports Directors' Cup Standings

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Utah State Debuts in Top 20 in Initial 2017-18 Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup StandingsAggies rank 16th, while fellow Mountain West schools BSU and UNM come in at 10th and 20th, respectivelyNov. 30, 2017LOGAN, Utah - Utah State found itself among the nation’s top 20 intercollegiate athletics programs in the initial 2017-18 Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup Standings, which were released Thursday by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of America (NACDA).The Directors’ Cup tracks the nation’s most successful intercollegiate athletics programs for their performances throughout the year.Ranked No. 16, Utah State (108.50 points) is one of only three Mountain West schools in the top 20 of the initial standings. Boise State (128.50), ranked 10th, leads all league programs, while N
Five takeaways from the Lakers' 127-123 loss to the Golden State Warriors

Five takeaways from the Lakers' 127-123 loss to the Golden State Warriors

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1. Lakers coach Luke Walton's confidence in Brandon Ingram is growing. Walton said he could see that Ingram was especially "locked in." Ingram agreed, but then said he tried to bring the same level of focus to every day. He scored a career-high 32 points and as regulation expired, Walton trusted him to take the final shot. "It means a lot," Ingram said, when asked about Walton's confidence in him. "Something we work on in practice a little bit. Just the confidence in me for him to just let me drive to the basket and do something that's been working a lot the whole game."Let's block ads! (Why?) Source link
College football: A look back at conference title rematch history

College football: A look back at conference title rematch history

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One hundred forty-eight years ago, the first "season" in the history of college football featured two games: Princeton at Rutgers, and then a rematch a week later. Rutgers won the first game 6-4. Princeton soon got revenge, winning 8-0 to ensure a season split. Rutgers and Princeton launched the sport with the type of series that has proven to be an infrequent occurrence throughout college football history. With the exception of some rivalries in the early days of the game and the occasional bowl, college football didn't do same-season rematches until the past quarter-century. It changed in 1992, when the SEC added a conference championship game. This Saturday's Auburn-Georgia game in Atlanta will be the seventh SEC title game in 26 years to be the re-staging of a matchup from earlier i...
WWE star, mayoral candidate Kane endorses Les Miles for Tennessee coaching job

WWE star, mayoral candidate Kane endorses Les Miles for Tennessee coaching job

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Tennessee has already gone through this year's installment of the #GRUMORS, fans revolted against athletic director John Currie's decision to hire Greg Schiano, and Currie has a handful of coaches including Duke's David Cutcliffe, Oklahoma State's Mike Gundy and Purdue's Jeff Brohm all pass on Rocky Top.WWE wrestler Kane -- real name is Glenn Jacobs, who just so happens to be a mayoral candidate for Knox County -- decided to weigh in with his own brilliant suggestion for the next coach of the Vols: former LSU coach Les Miles.Miles has been out of coaching since late September 2016, when he was fired from LSU after a 2-2 start. During his time in Baton Rouge, he was 114-34, 62-28 in the SEC, won two SEC championships (2007, 2011) and won the national championship following the 2007 seaso...
College Football Week 14 Picks: 5 Expert Predictions For Covers And Against-The-Spread Wins

College Football Week 14 Picks: 5 Expert Predictions For Covers And Against-The-Spread Wins

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<div _ngcontent-c23 innerhtml="AUBURN, AL - NOVEMBER 25: Kerryon Johnson #21 of the Auburn Tigers rushes the ball during the third quarter against the Alabama Crimson Tide at Jordan Hare Stadium on November 25, 2017 in Auburn, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)It's a light schedule for the final week of regular-season college football, but these are the games that will determine just how much each team's next game will mean. Will they be playing in a mid-level bowl as the runner-up&nbsp;in a conference or will they rise to the top of the bowl pyramid? Yes, the championship games are the ones that are most exciting this weekend, but the true bettors are keeping an eye on the trends with every game on the board — even the ones that don't have &quot;Championship
Eli Manning's career isn't worthy of the football Hall of Fame

Eli Manning's career isn't worthy of the football Hall of Fame

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If Eli Manning’s career ended today, he would finish with the sixth-most passes completed, the seventh-most passing yards and the seventh-most touchdown passes in NFL history. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)The New York Giants playoff hopes officially ended in Week 12 and, as a result, it might have ended the Eli Manning era along with it after Coach Ben McAdoo announced his franchise quarterback would be benched in favor of journeyman Geno Smith.If this is indeed the end of Manning’s tenure in New York, his legacy for the Giants is noteworthy. The two-time Super Bowl champion — both victories at the expense of Tom Brady and the New England Patriots — started an extraordinary 222 straight games, including the postseason, with a resume that reinforces how valuable he was to
2017 Hero World Challenge leaderboard: Tiger Woods, live coverage, scores, updates

2017 Hero World Challenge leaderboard: Tiger Woods, live coverage, scores, updates

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Tiger Woods is back. Seriously! For the first time the 2017 Dubai Desert Classic, Woods will be completing in a professional golf event when he tees it up at the 2017 Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas.By all accounts, Woods is as close to his normal self as he has been in years with the spinal fusion surgery he recently underwent doing the trick and ridding him of pain that has lingered throughout the back half of his career. Will he be able to put it all together and return to being a true competitor on the golf course, or is this the beginning of the end for arguably the greatest to ever do it?CBS Sports will be with you the entire way updating this story with live scores, highlights, analysis and running commentary from the event. If you are unable to view the live updates below, p...
Devils acquire D Sami Vatanen and conditional third-round pick from ANA

Devils acquire D Sami Vatanen and conditional third-round pick from ANA

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Newark, NJ - The New Jersey Devils today acquired defenseman Sami Vatanen and a conditional third-round pick in the 2019 or 2020 NHL Draft from the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for forwards Adam Henrique, Joseph Blandisi and New Jersey's third-round pick in the 2018 NHL Draft. The conditions on the pick are as follows:If Anaheim signs Henrique to a new Standard Player Contract for 2019-20 prior to their own third-round pick of the 2019 Draft, Anaheim will transfer their own third-round pick in the 2019 Draft to New Jersey. If Anaheim signs Henrique to a new Standard Player Contract for 2019-20 after their own third-round pick of the 2019 Draft, Anaheim will transfer their own third-round pick in the 2020 Draft to New Jersey. If Henrique does not re-sign with Anaheim, no pick...
'Thursday Night Football' time, schedule, picks: Your need to know for Redskins-Cowboys

'Thursday Night Football' time, schedule, picks: Your need to know for Redskins-Cowboys

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A year ago, the Cowboys were 10-1 and the NFL's best team. The Redskins were 6-4-1 and in the thick of the wild-card race. Now, both teams are 5-6, on the wrong side of the playoff bubble, and barring a sudden change in fortunes, are destined to spend January on the couch. Put another way: This isn't the Thursday-night primetime matchup the league had in mind when they put the schedule together. For Dallas, the obvious issues are that the Ezekiel Elliott is in the middle of a six-game suspension and the offensive line was in shambles when left tackle Tyron Smith was sidelined for two games earlier this month with a groin injury. Smith is back, but the offense looks nothing like it did a year ago. Partly because Elliott's out and the O-line has been uncharacteristically mediocre, but ...