Nigeria vs Czech Republic: TV, stream & preview

first_imgNigeria Nigeria vs Czech Republic: TV channel, live stream, squad news & match preview Goal Last updated 1 year ago 15:00 6/6/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Alex Iwobi England Nigeria Getty Nigeria Friendlies World Cup Nigeria v Czech Republic Czech Republic African All Stars The Super Eagles continue their preparations for the 2018 World Cup with an encounter against another European nation Nigeria continue their preparations for the 2018 World Cup with a friendly hosted in Austria against the Czech Republic on Wednesday.The Super Eagles faced England at Wembley at the weekend, losing 2-1, despite a spirited effort.And they step up their planning for the tournament against more European opposition, as they prepare to take on Croatia, Iceland and Argentina in Russia. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now The Czechs, meanwhile, finished third in qualifying Group C, behind Germany and Northern Ireland. Game Nigeria vs Czech Republic Date Wednesday, June 6 Time 2:00pm BST / 9am ET TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch In the United Kingdom (UK) the game will not be aired live. UK TV channel Online stream N/A N/A Similarly, there will be no live airing of the game in the United States.  US TV channel Online stream N/A N/A Squads & Team News Position Czech Republic players Goalkeepers Koubek, Pavlenka, Vaclik Defenders Boril, Gebre Selassie, Jugas, Kaderabek, Kalas, Novak, Suchy Midfielders Barak, Darida, Husbauer, Jankto, Kopic, Soucek, Zmrhal Forwards Krmencik, Schick, Vydra The Czechs were well beaten by Australia in their last outing, losing 4-0, and will hope to bounce back against the Super Eagles.AS Roma starlet Patrick Schick will start on the right flank, while Derby County striker Matej Vydra should also feature, having scored 21 goals in the Championship last season.Potential Czech Republic starting XI: Koubek; Boril, Kalas, Jugas, Novak; Darida, Husbauer; Schick, Barak, Kopic; Vydra Position Nigeria players Goalkeepers Uzoho, Ezenwa, Akpeyi Defenders Troost-Ekong, Shehu, Ebuehi, Echiejile, Idowu, Balogun, Awaziem, Omeruo Midfielders Obi Mikel, Onazi, Ndidi, Etebo, Ogu, Obi Forwards Musa, Iheanacho, Moses, Iwobi, Ighalo, Nwankwo Alex Iwobi impressed against England, scoring Nigeria’s goal, and should be given another chance to catch the eye here.Odion Ighalo led the line against the Three Lions, but Kelechi Iheanacho will hope for an opportunity to show what he can do ahead of the World Cup getting underway.Potential Nigeria starting XI: Uzohu; Shehu, Troost-Ekong, Balogun, Idowu; Moses, Obi Mikel, Ndidi, Onazi, Iwobi; IheanachoBetting & Match Odds Nigeria can be backed at evens to win the game, with Paddy Power, while Czech Republic can be found at 13/5. The draw is available at 11/5.Match Preview Nigeria vs EnglandNigeria endured something of a Jekyll & Hyde performance against England at the weekend. While the Super Eagles were somewhat all over the place in the first half – Gareth Southgate’s men could have led 4-0 at the interval – they were a team transformed in the second, as a tactical switch allowed them greater possession and a fresh impetus.Alex Iwobi’s goal was deserved, and the African side were, in fact, the better team throughout the final 45 minutes.Thus, they will be looking for a morale-boosting victory this time out as they take on a Czech Republic team that failed to qualify for the World Cup.Karel Jarolim’s team were thumped 4-0 by Australia last time out and have been on something of a dip in form, winning just one of their last three games, a 4-1 beating of China.With games to come against stellar opposition in Russia, Nigeria know they must pick up momentum quickly, and this week’s fixture offers the perfect opportunity to do just that.last_img read more

Touch World Cup Grand Finals – live!

first_imgTouch Football Australia is pleased to announce that it has secured the services of Power Productions and RJ Media to professionally live stream elements of the 2015 Touch World Cup.Power Productions will live stream the Australian Jersey Presentation on Monday, 27 April, as well as the Opening Ceremony on Wednesday, 29 April and selected day one games with commentary. RJ Media will live stream all grand finals on finals day to the Touch World Cup YouTube channel, as well as produce the three Open’s finals for Channel Nine broadcast, as announced on Thursday. The Touch World Cup YouTube channel will also stream all Thursday, Friday and Saturday field one games. Power Productions schedule will be as follows:Monday, 27 April 6.30pm – Australian Jersey Presentation  Wednesday, 28 April9.00am – Touch World Cup Opening Ceremony 2.00pm – Australia v New Zealand (Women’s 27’s Round One) 3.40pm – England v Wales (Women’s Open Round Two) 5.20pm – England v USA (Mixed Open Round Two)  6.10pm – France v Wales (Mixed Open Round Three) 7.00pm – Japan v Scotland (Women’s Open Round Three) To view the above ceremonies and games, please click on the link below – https://livestream.com/powerproductions/events/3988262/images/84735243 Please note, this changes the links to the Wednesday games previously communicated. All other YouTube links will remain for the rest of the event and can be found here: Thursday, 30 April 9.00am – England v France (Women’s 27’s Round Three) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HaHKOQFCdKI9.50am – Fiji v USA (Men’s 30’s Round Four) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfnsP3KgVaU10.40am – Australia v New Zealand (Men’s 35’s Round Three) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=exhzWGyYsbE12.20pm – Australia v England (Men’s 30’s Round Five) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2VIpRUmiDtE2.00pm – Singapore v USA (Men’s 40’s Round Four) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FUL0vWBCDy03.40pm – Japan v Papua New Guinea (Men’s 30’s Round Five) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j0GnY4RKDEwFriday, 1 May  Games postponedSaturday, 2 May10.00am – Australia v New Zealand (Men’s Open) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wgBd3N6DrmY 11.30am – Australia v New Zealand (Mixed Open) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_vbnLwM0AWM 12.00pm- Australia v New Zealand (Women’s Open) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cYWtl0oqKsU 1.30pm – England v Scotland (Mixed Open) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WwcYnI0sSJM 2.30pm – Senior Mixed Quarter Final One – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b1GHDPWiqUY 4.00pm – New Zealand v Wales (Men’s 40’s) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Imfyf5f4xnw 6.00pm – Papua New Guinea v Japan (Mixed Open) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ylKXaGpSDA 7.00pm – Women’s 27’s Semi Final – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TQ0vioQwlJI 8.00pm – Senior Mixed Semi Final One – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FQJk3lzzM04 Sunday, 3 May9.00am – Men’s 50’s Grand FinalAustralia v Italy – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9j1pS1Kefi010.10am – Men’s 40’s Grand FinalAustralia v New Zealand – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xzQIn5RLWRQ  11.20am – Men’s 35’s Grand FinalNew Zealand v Australia – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5jLv1eUSTGs 12.30pm – Men’s 30’s Grand FinalAustralia v undecided – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iuhwBVd4qe0 1.40pm – Women’s 27’s Grand FinalAustralia v New Zealand – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xRXAsbhqdR4 2.50pm – Senior Mixed Grand FinalNew Zealand v Australia – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yvrhYhbO2GA 4.20pm –Mixed Open Grand FinalAustralia v New Zealand – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zC6qIKfXOy4 5.30pm – Women’s Open Grand Final New Zealand v Australia – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HSmH1Q0KTCU 6.40pm – Men’s Open Grand FinalAustralia v New Zealand – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_IQezLFaWTUKeep up-to-date with all of the latest news and information from the 2015 Touch World Cup:Website – www.touchworldcup.comFacebook – www.facebook.com/touchworldcup Twitter – www.twitter.com/touchworldcup15 (#TWC2015)Instagram – www.instagram.com/touchworldcup2015YouTube – www.youtube.com/2015touchworldcup Related LinksTWC live!last_img read more

10 months agoHamann: Bayern Munich have no chance against Liverpool

first_imgHamann: Bayern Munich have no chance against Liverpoolby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Liverpool and Bayern Munich midfielder Didi Hamann says the Germans are sure to be dumped out of the Champions League.Liverpool have drawn Bayern in the round of 16.”On (Jurgen) Klopp and his team, I would like to meet them last of all. So if Bayern gets them in the round of 16, I see few opportunities,” wrote Hamann for Sky Deutschlans.”What Liverpool has delivered again, was incredibly impressive.”For me, Bayern for the first time for many years are not in the extended circle of favourites. The Reds have lost away from home three times and are still there. Sometimes things like that, something very special in a team.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

10 months agoSouthampton hero Channon excited by Hasenhuttl impact

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Southampton hero Channon excited by Hasenhuttl impactby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveSouthampton hero Mick Channon is excited to see Ralph Hasenhuttl making his mark at St Mary’s.Hassenhuttl has won two of his opening three games since replacing Mark Hughes earlier this month, taking Southampton three points clear of the relegation zone.”It’s great. They’ve turned a corner, [Hassenhuttl’s] done a great job,” Channon told Sky Sports News. “They’re the same players, it’s just a fresh look at the thing.”It’s amazing the same thing happened at Chelsea when that lad came in after Mourinho left. It looks like the same thing might happen again at Man United.”Fresh ideas, players relax and they want to prove [themselves]. I’m not saying they didn’t play for Jose Mourinho but they weren’t the players we know they are.” last_img read more

10 months agoMan Utd boss Solskjaer impressed by Newcastle and Atsu

first_imgMan Utd boss Solskjaer impressed by Newcastle and Atsuby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer praised Newcastle after last night’s win.The visitors won through goals from Romelu Lukaku and Marcus Rashford.Solskjaer said, “To come here against a club like this with the fans they’ve got – I was really happy. We kept them at bay then we made some mistakes, the crowd got drawn in and it’s always difficult.”The Norwegian was particularly impressed by Christian Atsu.He added: “Atsu got in a few times and their fans really got into the game. It’s a good win when you come to a place like this.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

9 months agoLingard admits Solskjaer has changed Man Utd players approach

first_imgLingard admits Solskjaer has changed Man Utd players approachby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United midfielder Jesse Lingard admits manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has changed the players approach to the game.Since their last game, a 2-0 FA Cup win over Reading, United have been on a break to Dubai for a warm-weather training camp.”He has got to know us a bit better and got to know how each player plays and what position they like and how they feel on the pitch in a certain position,” said Lingard.”He has worked on that and got a base for us to attack teams, play with confidence, and if you lose the ball, win it back, if you make a mistake it doesn’t matter, go again and get the ball.”As a United player he wants people to get on the ball if you’re having a good game or bad game. He wants you to drive the team and try to win the game.”[We are] Very happy. Very confident. There’s kind of a no-fear factor in the way we approach games now. I think Dubai helped as a good bonding trip for Ole to get to know the players and staff a bit more. We worked hard, got what we needed and now we are ready to face Tottenham.”It will be a test but we are going there to win the match. We will put them under pressure and try to get an early goal and sustain a lead.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

15 days agoDefoe plans beyond 40 & tells Bournemouth: I want to stay at Rangers

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Defoe plans beyond 40 & tells Bournemouth: I want to stay at Rangersby Freddie Taylor15 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveBournemouth striker Jermain Defoe wants to stay at Rangers beyond his 18-month loan deal. The striker scored a hat-trick last weekend to take the Gers to the top of the Scottish Premier League for the first time in 10 months.Defoe has now scored 12 goals in 14 appearances this season and has now sent a message to Bournemouth about his future.”I want to stay,” he told Sky Sports. “It’s a special football club – you feel it.”Now 37, Defoe was then asked if he could extend his career into his 40s, Defoe says: “The way I feel now, easily.”I do everything right [to prepare for matches], which is easy for me. My recovery, training, knowing how to manage myself. All the things you should do, I do. I think it’s showing in my performances.” last_img read more

7 days agoBorussia Dortmund coach Favre defends dropping Sancho

first_imgBorussia Dortmund coach Favre defends dropping Sanchoby Paul Vegas7 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveBorussia Dortmund coach Lucien Favre has defended his management of Jadon Sancho.Former Manchester City whiz Sancho was benched for Borussia Dortmund’s last league outing and Favre plans to continue protecting the youngster.The 19-year-old has contributed to three goals and five assists in seven Bundesliga games this season, but Favre started him on the bench for the 2-2 draw at Freiburg two weeks ago due to tiredness.”The expectations on him from everyone are enormous,” Favre said at Thursday’s news conference ahead of his side’s home match with Borussia Monchengladbach. “We forget that he is only 19 years old. That’s dangerous. “He still has a lot to learn. He’s a great player, no discussion about that. But he still has to learn, he needs to continue having fun and making progress.”His potential is enormous. It’s normal for every player. You can’t be on a high level for a whole year. It’s impossible. One or two months a year you are not at 100 per cent. That is normal. “One year ago he basically was never on the pitch and started to play only from October. Before that he was always on the bench and slowly but steadily he showed that he needed to play.”Favre is concerned by Sancho’s workload at such a young age and is keen to protect the former City youngster.”He played 73 minutes against the Czech Republic and was brought on against Bulgaria. This is not a break,” he said.”Obviously it’s fantastic that he plays for England already. But to me it’s completely normal that he needs to hit the brakes a little.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Video: 4-Star Defensive Tackle Visits With Urban Meyer, Gets Ohio State Coach To Say He Wants Some “Texas Flavor”

first_imgUrban Meyer and a recruit from Texas take a selfie.Urban Meyer Texas RecruitCollege football coaches will do just about anything in attempting to land a big-time recruit. Like, for example, appearing on a selfie video with a high school player and saying something kind of weird. That happened at Ohio State today. Chris Daniels, a four-star defensive tackle in the 2016 class out of Texas, took a video with Urban Meyer. He told the Buckeyes’ coach to say whatever he wants, so Meyer proceeded to say he wants some “Texas flavor” to come to Ohio. Coach Meyer says he wants some Texas Flavor #OSU #BuckeyeNation #Meyer pic.twitter.com/ZZubOOHjpz— Chris Daniels 7 (@clicclac97) August 11, 2015Daniels is reportedly a TCU or Texas A&M lean, but you’ve got to like Ohio State’s chances after watching that.last_img read more

Scholes fined by FA over gambling breach

first_imgPaul Scholes has been fined £8,000 by the Football Association (FA) after admitting to breaching betting rules.Former Manchester United and England star Scholes was charged in April in respect to 140 bets placed on football matches between August 2015 and January 2019.Scholes’ brief tenure as manager of League Two club Oldham Athletic began in February this year but he fell foul of FA regulations because the bets in question took place when he was a director of Salford City. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Alongside former United team-mates Gary Neville, Phil Neville, Ryan Giggs, Nicky Butt and David Beckham, Scholes owns a stake in Salford, who were promoted to the Football League for the first time in their history last season.Eight of Scholes’ bets were placed on FA Cup matches, although all were made at stages after Salford had been eliminated from the competition.”An Independent Regulatory Commission has fined Paul Scholes £8,000 and warned him as to his future conduct after he admitted an FA misconduct charge in relation to betting,” an FA statement confirmed.Paul Scholes has been fined and warned as to his future conduct after admitting an FA misconduct charge in relation to betting. Full statement: https://t.co/v9ZQ3qeEPi . pic.twitter.com/XP49DtKvX1 — FA Spokesperson (@FAspokesperson) June 19, 2019 Scholes must also pay £1,800 towards the costs of the hearing.In its written findings, the FA stated that “as an experienced former professional player and then a director of a football club [Scholes] ought to have acquainted himself with the rules and adhered to them”.However, it gave the 44-year-old “considerable credit for his admission to the breach, his co-operation with these proceedings and his exemplary record”.The FA added: “The Commission accepted the undisputed evidence that [Scholes] had placed the bets in circumstances where he was unaware of the rules. He did so to enhance his enjoyment and interest in the matches and did not deploy any special knowledge.”There could be no perception that the result or any other aspect of the matches could have been affected by the bets.”last_img read more

Filipe Luis seals Flamengo move after Atleti exit

first_imgFilipe Luis has completed his move to Flamengo after leaving Atletico Madrid at the end of his contract.The Brazil international originally joined Atleti from Deportivo La Coruna in 2010 before embarking on a wildly successful run with the Madrid club.He claimed a La Liga trophy, a Copa del Rey, two Europa League crowns and a UEFA Super Cup as well as reaching a  pair of Champions League finals. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? He ended up originally departing the club for Chelsea in 2014, but unable to breakthrough at Stamford Bridge, he returned to Madrid one year later to resume his career with the Spanish club.In total, the defender made played in 333 matches for the club, winning seven trophies with the Rojiblancos.The 33-year-old’s contract with the Spanish side expired this summer and he had been linked with several clubs in recent months, ranging from Paris Saint-Germain to Wolves.But Filipe Luis is now heading back to his homeland after agreeing a deal to the end of 2021.”Feeling that goes from father to son, from grandfather to grandchild. The heart beats,” the defender wrote on Twitter. “The big day has come, the day to fulfill my childhood dream. The day I can say I’m a player of my Mengao.”The defender had all but confirmed the move last week, while he also admitted that he expects to someday return to Atletico Madrid in some capacity .Atletico have had a busy summer with the full-back not the only notable departure as captain Diego Godin, forward Antoine Griezmann, defender Lucas Hernandez and midfielder Rodri have headlined the list of big-name transfers out of the club.However, the Rojiblancos will also benefit from a number of big-money additions, headlined by Joao Felix, who was brought in from Benfica for a €126 million (£113m/$142m) fee.Among the other newcomers are Marcos Llorente, Felipe, Kieran Trippier, Hector Herrera and Mario Hermoso as the club rebuilds following a second-place finish in La Liga.Atletico Madrid will face Chivas de Guadalajara on Tuesday night as part of the International Champions Cup before facing rivals Real Madrid on Saturday in their next pre-season friendly.last_img read more

Sterling plays down succeeding Kompany as Man City captain

first_imgRaheem Sterling has played down the possibility of succeeding Vincent Kompany as Manchester City captain next season, insisting there are a “lot of good candidates” at the club.The Premier League champions lost a talismanic leader at the end of the 2018-19 campaign as Kompany called time on his career in Manchester, returning to Anderlecht in a player-manager capacity .The Belgian centre-back racked up over 300 appearances for City across all competitions after joining the club in 2008, winning 11 trophies in total, including four league titles. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Pep Guardiola has not yet managed to bring in a replacement for Kompany in the summer transfer window and the captain’s armband is still up for grabs ahead of the new season.Sterling has been mooted as a possible contender for the role, after re-affirming his status as one of City’s most consistent performers last term.The 24-year-old contributed 25 goals in 51 matches across all competitions for Guardiola’s side during their run to an unprecedented domestic treble, but he claims that he is “not fussed” about skippering the team in the near future.“It’s not something that I’m fussed about really,” Sterling told the Independent . “It has to be natural, you can’t force it.“I’m not going to start shouting on the pitch now Vinny’s gone. Your team-mates have to see you in that light.“The manager and us as players will make the right choice. We’ve got a lot of good candidates here.“David (Silva) has been here for God knows how long – he’s been in the country longer than I have! There is Kevin, Dinho, we have a lot of players who can fill it.”The England winger does, however, acknowledge his responsibilities as a senior member of the City squad and is on hand to give his opinion when required.“People do ask me a lot of questions for an opinion,” Sterling added. “I’m developing and maturing and people around the club can see that.”I do have quite a say in the changing room and they do ask my opinion.”City wrapped up their pre-season campaign with a 3-1 win over Yokohama on Saturday , which marked their third win from four fixtures over the summer.Guardiola’s men will now prepare for a Community Shield clash against Liverpool next Sunday, before they begin their latest Premier League title defence away at West Ham on August 10. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

Urban Meyer’s Twitter Account Made An Embarrassing Mistake Tonight

first_imgA closeup of Urban Meyer during an Ohio State football game.GLENDALE, AZ – JANUARY 01: Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes watches the action during the first quarter of the BattleFrog Fiesta Bowl against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at University of Phoenix Stadium on January 1, 2016 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)Urban Meyer has been outspoken about his support for the local team today. He’s backing the Cavs wholeheartedly.In the hours leading up to Game 1 of the NBA Finals, Meyer has been tweeting out a countdown until tip off. All was going well at first.Then, his account sent this tweet out a few minutes ago.1 HOUR!! #WhateverItTakes— Urban Meyer (@OSUCoachMeyer) June 1, 2018There’s one problem with that tweet. The game tipped off at 9 p.m. ET, about 45 minutes before Meyer sent it out.Now, what had to happen here was that Urban or an intern (most likely an intern) scheduled the tweet and messed up the math. It happens.The responses to Meyer’s mistake are pretty funny. We suggest you check them out.It is the thought that counts though, Coach.You can catch Game 1 of the NBA Finals on ABC now.last_img read more

ESPN’s 4 Most ‘Overhyped’ Players In College Football

first_imgTua Tagovailoa of the Alabama Crimson Tide celebrates a six yard touchdown pass during the third quarter against the Georgia Bulldogs.ATLANTA, GA – JANUARY 08: Tua Tagovailoa #13 of the Alabama Crimson Tide celebrates a six yard touchdown pass during the third quarter against the Georgia Bulldogs in the CFP National Championship presented by AT&T at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on January 8, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)The start of college football is a little more than three weeks away. To mark the countdown to Week 1, ESPN released its list of the top 50 players in college football this week.Houston defensive tackle Ed Oliver was the No. 1 player on ESPN’s list, followed by Stanford running back Bryce Love. Neither of those rankings should surprise anyone.Whenever there are rankings, there are arguments about people rated “too high” or “too low.” ESPN’s panel of analysts–Andrea Adelson, Kyle Bonagura, Chris Low, Adam Rittenberg and Jake Trotter–named their choices for players who were either overhyped or undersold.The four most overhyped players, according to ESPN’s expert quintet? All quarterbacks: Alabama’s Tua Tagovailoa (No.11), Michigan’s Shea Patterson (No. 25), Ohio State’s Dwayne Haskins (No. 32) and Oklahoma’s Kyler Murray (No. 38).These were the individual picks by Adelson, Bonagura, Low and RittenbergAndrea Adelson: QB Tua Tagovailoa, AlabamaKyle Bonagura: QB Kyler Murray, OklahomaChris Low: TagovailoaAdam Rittenberg: QB Shea Patterson, MichiganJake Trotter: Murray and QB Dwayne Haskins, Ohio StateWhat do all four of these players have in common, besides their position? All will be playing for teams ranked in the top 10 or 15 this season, and will have expectations heaped upon them.To read all of ESPN’s analysis on who is overhyped, check here.last_img read more

Upset Alert: The Country’s No. 11 Team Is Losing With 5 Minutes Left

first_imgThree footballs next to a pylon(Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)We have our first major upset alert of the 2018 college football season.Michigan State, the No. 11 team in the country and a contender in both the Big Ten and for the College Football Playoff, is losing with about five minutes left.The Spartans are trailing Utah State at home, 31-30.Utah State just took the lead on a rushing touchdown near the goal line. This was the play:15-play 75-yard drive. Utah State leads Michigan State with 5 to go. pic.twitter.com/BHX9k1opn3— Andrew Doughty (@Adoughty88) September 1, 2018Yikes, Sparty.Michigan State and Utah State are playing on BTN. Get there, now.last_img read more

Everyone’s Freaking Out About What College GameDay Did After This Fan Proposed

first_imgPenn State fans cheer on their team during whiteout.STATE COLLEGE, PA – SEPTEMBER 10: Penn State Nittany Lions fans cheer before the start of their game against the Alabama Crimson Tide at Beaver Stadium on September 10, 2011 in State College, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)A fan proposed to his girlfriend live on ESPN’s College GameDay this morning. It’s what happened after the proposal that has everyone talking, though.A Penn State fan dropped to one knee and proposed to his Nittany Lions’ girlfriend in the second hour of this morning’s show.It was a cute moment:She said yes! pic.twitter.com/XGPJiB5PGl— College GameDay (@CollegeGameDay) September 29, 2018Immediately after this proposal, ESPN’s cameras panned to a fan holding up a sign.Check it out:Dude why are you smiling pic.twitter.com/bWss4mIu76— College GameDay (@CollegeGameDay) September 29, 2018Welp, hopefully that doesn’t happen with today’s proposal.Ohio State and Penn State are set to kick off at 8 p.m. E.T. on ABC.last_img read more

Boston College-Boise State Bowl Game In Weather Delay

first_imgGeneric photo of footballs in an end zone.(Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)On Wednesday afternoon, Boston College and No. 25 Boise State met in a Servpro First Responder Bowl in Dallas. Boise State entered the contest as the favorite, but it’s been all Eagles so far in this one as Boston College holds a 7-0 lead.The Broncos managed just 33 yards of total offense, while the Eagles are just four yards away from 100 on the day.After an exciting start to the game, today’s first bowl contest entered a 30-minute weather delay as lightning was in the area. The team’s won’t be able to take the field until 30 minutes after the latest lightning strike.Lightning delay at the @FRBowl – will be at least a 30-minute delay.#WeAreBC— Jason Baum (@JasonBaumPR) December 26, 2018A new start time has yet to be revealed, but both teams were forced to leave the field of play and head into their respective locker rooms.Boston College leads 7-0 with just over five minutes left in the first quarter. Stay tuned for more weather updates from the game and the latest start times. UPDATE: The game has now been postponed until at least 3:23 p.m. ET after another lightning strike.Another lightning strike – 30 minute delay until at least 2:23 local time.— Jason Baum (@JasonBaumPR) December 26, 2018Stay tuned. UPDATE No. 2: The game has been cancelled.The @FRBowl has been canceled.— First Responder Bowl (@FRBowl) December 26, 2018It’s a tough break for the players and fans from both teams.last_img read more

Colin Cowherd Getting Crushed For What He Said About Nick Saban

first_imgalabama head coach nick saban at the sec championship gameATLANTA, GA – DECEMBER 01: Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide reacts after defeating the Georgia Bulldogs 35-28 in the 2018 SEC Championship Game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on December 1, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)Colin Cowherd is as talented a sports radio host as there is in the country (regardless of what you think of his opinions, hosting a radio show solo for three hours every day is incredible challenging).Sometimes, though, Cowherd says something that makes everyone scratch their heads.That happened this morning with Alabama and head coach Nick Saban.Cowherd, who’s known for comparing sports topics to things that exist outside of the sports bubble, made quite the comparison for Saban and his assistant coaches.The FOX Sports 1 personality compared coaching under Saban to Scientology.“Coaching under Saban is similar to Scientology. Privacy is demanded. Verbal abuse is understood. And when you leave, it’s more like “escaping”. Saban-tology. He simply wears coaches out. Why the turnover is so great. And it’s caught up to him. This Bama staff got worked,” he tweeted.Coaching under Saban is similar to Scientology. Privacy is demanded. Verbal abuse is understood. And when you leave, it’s more like “escaping”. Saban-tology. He simply wears coaches out. Why the turnover is so great. And it’s caught up to him. This Bama staff got worked.#dabo— Colin Cowherd (@ColinCowherd) January 8, 2019That is quite the take.This is what happens, though, when you get blown out in a national championship game. People are going to say crazy things.last_img read more

Texas Longhorns Pursuing Rising In-State QB Recruit

first_imgAn interior view of the Texas Longhorns stadium.AUSTIN, TX – SEPTEMBER 5: A general view of the game between the Louisiana Monroe Warhawks and the Texas Longhorns on September 5, 2009 at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium in Austin, Texas. The Longhorns defeated the Warhawks 59-20. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)There is little doubt about Sam Ehlinger and his ability to bring the Texas Longhorns back to prominence. However, the junior quarterback won’t be the starter in Austin forever, which is why Tom Herman is on the search for his future starter.It’s become pretty evident that Texas thrives with a dual-threat quarterback leading the offense. In fact, the toughness and athleticism of Ehlinger was the catalyst behind the team’s victory over Georgia in the Sugar Bowl.Well, Herman could find an intriguing prospect and possible successor at quarterback from the 2020 recruiting class.Three-star recruit Michael Henderson is starting to gain attention around the country, as Oklahoma and SMU extended offers to the young quarterback.The Longhorns offered a scholarship to the 2020 recruit back in July.Henderson is listed as the No. 26 athlete but isn’t classified as a quarterback just yet by 247Sports.From Hook’Em Headlines:This is where the 6-foot-2 and 220 pound Carrollton, TX, three-star dual-threat quarterback Michael Henderson becomes a factor for Texas football. The Ranchview High School product is getting a good amount of attention nationally for just a three-star prospect. Henderson’s offer sheet is also growing rapidly. As of Feb. 5, Henderson holds more than 21 offers including his from the Texas Longhorns.Henderson visited Texas’ campus this past weekend, which does prove he still has interest in joining the Longhorns. Although he is still raw at the quarterback position, his skillset might be exactly the type that Herman can utilize for many seasons.#HookEm’ ? pic.twitter.com/t4tEANACpB— mh (@nolimitmikey7) February 2, 2019Stay tuned.last_img read more

CFB WR Suspended Indefinitely Following Arrest Releases Statement

first_imgA picture of Kansas State's cheerleaders running with flags that spell out "K-State".NORMAN, OK – OCTOBER 18: The Kansas State Wildcats spirit squad celebrates a touchdown against the Oklahoma Sooners October 18, 2014 at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Oklahoma. The Wildcats defeated the Sooners 31-30. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)Early Saturday morning, The Mercury, reported that Kansas State suspended wide receiver Hunter Rison indefinitely. Police arrested Rison, a former four-star recruit, on a domestic abuse charge.New Kansas State head coach Chris Klieman – formerly of North Dakota State – confirmed the news in a short statement.“Our program will be one that is built on hard work and integrity and doing things the right way. We have extremely high expectations for our players on and off the field,” Klieman said.Hours after the report first emerged, Rison himself addressed the alleged incident. The former Michigan State wide receiver suggests he “did nothing wrong.”“This will be my only response. I will continue to be myself…a man of God, as well as a great student-athlete at this university. I have done nothing wrong. Proverbs 2:11,” Rison said on Twitter.This will be my only response. I will continue to be myself…a man of God, as well as a great student-athlete at this university. I have done nothing wrong. Proverbs 2:11— Hunter Rison (@hunterrison) April 20, 2019In his freshman season with the Spartans, Rison racked up 224 yards on 19 receptions this season while fighting for the No. 4 wide receiver spot.The son of former first-round pick and five-time Pro Bowl wide receive Andre Rison, Hunter sat out the 2018 season following his transfer to Kansas State.Details surrounding his arrest remain limited.Stay tuned for the latest concerning the Wildcats wide receiver.last_img read more