November 22, 2015 |
Three weeks ago, Leonard Fournette had the Heisman Trophy in his grasp. The Louisiana State sophomore was a lock to win college football's most prestigious award, as much a certainty as Donald Trump saying something outrageous at his next campaign stop. But then, the season continued. After a first half that saw him rush for more than 200 yards in three consecutive games, Fournette has been unable to find the holes. He gained just 31 yards on 19 carries in the marquee Nov. 7 matchup against Alabama - a 30-14 loss - and managed 91 yards in last week's loss to Arkansas.
November 5, 2015 |
DID SOMEBODY mention a possible hangover? Well, yes. Temple football coach Matt Rhule, as a matter of fact, three days after his 23rd-ranked Owls (7-1, 4-0 American) came within minutes of beating No. 8 Notre Dame (7-1) in what was only the biggest moment in program history. "I don't know that our team is over it yet, and that's a scary thought," said Rhule, whose team will play Friday night at Southern Methodist (1-7, 0-4) as a 12-point favorite. "Life moves on. Nobody cares what happened, or why. We'll find out a lot about our guys this week.
November 3, 2015 |
PENN STATE (7-2, 4-1 Big Ten), whose losses were at once-beaten Temple and at top-ranked Ohio State, toyed with visiting Illinois (4-4, 1-3), 39-0. It was a season high for points for the Nittany Lions, and the most they've scored since Sept. 26 (37-21 against San Diego State). Christian Hackenberg (21-for-29) threw for 266 yards and two touchdowns (both in the first 11 minutes) and also caught a 14-yard TD from running back Nick Scott that made it 22-zip early in the third period.
October 6, 2015 |
1. Ohio State (5-0): Beat Indiana, 34-27. Saturday: vs. Maryland. If you have that running back, it might not matter who's the quarterback. Won at Maryland last year, 52-24. 2. Michigan State (5-0): Beat Purdue, 24-21. Saturday: at Rutgers. Hasn't looked as imposing since beating Oregon. Beat Rutgers last year at home, 45-3. 3. Texas Christian (5-0): Beat Texas, 50-7. Saturday: at Kansas State. OK, so maybe Texas isn't Texas Tech. Beat Kansas State by 21 last year at home. 4. Baylor (4-0)
April 9, 2015 |
The Eagles signed defensive back E.J. Biggers and wide receiver Seyi Ajirotutu to one-year contracts Tuesday, adding more depth to positions of need. Biggers, 27, comes from the Washington Redskins and has played cornerback and safety during his five-year career. Ajirotutu, 27, spent most of his career in San Diego and has been a productive special-teams player. Both players were in Philadelphia on Tuesday. Biggers, who played for Tampa Bay during the first three seasons of his career before spending two years in Washington, is 6 feet and 185 pounds.
September 20, 2013 |
TWO YEARS removed from a perfect regular season, it almost seems as if Louisiana State has been reduced to playing the role of Fredo Corleone in its own division. Or maybe Larry from the Three Stooges. For only the third time in a decade the Tigers weren't ranked in the preseason top 10. It hasn't inpeded them before. In 2003, following an 8-5 season, they started at No. 14 but went 13-1 and got Nick Saban his first national title. Also the program's first in 45 years. In 2010 they were 16th, coming off 9-4, and finished 11-2 to end up eighth.
April 25, 2013
Here are the top-rated wide receivers and tight ends in the NFL draft and some others the Eagles could select in later rounds: Wide receivers Projected Player, college Ht. Wt. round Cordarrelle Patterson, Tennessee 6-2 216 1 Tavon Austin, West Virginia 5-8 174 1 Keenan Allen, California 6-2 206 1-2 Robert Woods, Southern Cal 6-0 201 1-2 DeAndre Hopkins, Clemson 6-1 214 2 Justin Hunter, Tennessee 6-4 196 2 Terrance Williams, Baylor 6-2 208 2 Others Marquise Goodwin, Texas 5-9 183 3 Kenny Stills, Oklahoma 6-1 194 4-5 Josh Boyce, Texas Christian 5-11 206 5-6 Denard Robinson, Michigan 5-11 199 6 Rodney Smith, Florida State 6-5 225 7 Tight ends Projected...
November 11, 2012 |
Everett Golson ran for a touchdown and threw for two more Saturday night to help fourth-ranked Notre Dame beat Boston College, 21-6, in Chestnut Hill, Mass., and the Fighting Irish kept their national championship hopes intact. Golson completed 16 of 24 passes for 200 yards. Chase Rettig went 27 of 34 for 247 yards for the Eagles (2-8). Stanford 27, Oregon State 23 - Kevin Hogan threw for 254 yards and three TDs in his first collegiate start, and the No. 16 Cardinal (8-2, 6-1 Pac-12)
November 4, 2012
The conference reshuffle It's a new college basketball season, and we know you've done your homework to become familiar with teams that moved into different conferences. Virginia Commonwealth and Butler were two great finds for the Atlantic Ten. West Virginia is out of the Big East and into the Big 12, which lost Missouri and Texas A&M to the SEC but gained Texas Christian. Nevada and Fresno State shifted to the Mountain West. And you also have teams marking their farewell seasons - Syracuse and Pittsburgh in the Big East, Temple in the A-10, and the Conference USA quartet of Memphis, Central Florida, Southern Methodist, and Houston, which will join the Owls in the Big East.
October 7, 2012 |
Bryan Underwood's 3-yard touchdown catch from Mike Glennon on fourth down with 16 seconds left helped North Carolina State shock No. 3 Florida State, 17-16, Saturday in Raleigh, N.C. The Wolfpack (4-2, 1-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) shut down the Seminoles (5-1, 2-1) in the second half and held them to one touchdown in the game. It was the fourth time the Seminoles had started 5-0 since the 1999 national championship year only to lose in the sixth game. Florida 14, Louisiana State 6 - Mike Gillislee ran for a career-high 146 yards and two touchdowns, bringing the 10th-ranked Gators (5-0, 4-0 Southeastern Conference)