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Wooga Poplar commits to Villanova

One of the best players left in the transfer portal came off the board Wednesday when ex-Miami guard Wooga Poplar committed to Villanova. The Philadelphia product returns home after starting 65 of 100 games for the Hurricanes in three seasons. As a four-star prospect coming out of high school, Poplar arrived in Coral Gables in Wooga Poplar commits to Villanova

UGA’s Rashada suing UF’s Napier, booster over NIL saga

Georgia transfer quarterback Jaden Rashada has filed a federal lawsuit against Florida head coach Billy Napier, top booster Hugh Hathcock and ex-staffer Marcus Castro-Walker over a botched name, image and likeness deal. The lawsuit, which was filed this morning in Pensacola, alleges that Napier, Hathcock and others fraudulently persuaded Rashada to sign with Florida with UGA’s Rashada suing UF’s Napier, booster over NIL saga

UFC 304 will have 2 title fights, including Edwards vs. Muhammad

Dana White announced the main card Thursday for UFC 304 in Manchester, England, at the Co-op Live on July 27. The headliner will feature undisputed welterweight champion Leon Edwards, who will defend his belt against Belal Muhammad. In the co-main event, Tom Aspinall will put his interim heavyweight championship on the line against Curtis ‘Razor’ UFC 304 will have 2 title fights, including Edwards vs. Muhammad

Edwards: ‘Bama gets ex-Rutgers center Cliff Omoruyi

Alabama’s incredible offseason continued Sunday when it scored a commitment from ex-Rutgers star center Cliff Omoruyi, who chose the Crimson Tide over North Carolina, Kansas State and Georgetown. The 6-foot-11, 240-pound center is a perfect fit for Nate Oats’s 2024-25 squad. Omoruyi doesn’t need touches offensively and will get his own off the offensive boards. Edwards: ‘Bama gets ex-Rutgers center Cliff Omoruyi

Johni Broome is staying at Auburn

Auburn star Johni Broome is returning for the 2024-25 season. The 2024 SEC Tournament MVP made the announcement Wednesday with a post to his X account (formerly Twitter). Broome led Auburn to a 27-8 straight-up record and a 21-12-2 against-the-spread mark this past year. He earned third-team All-American honors and was a first-team All-SEC selection. Johni Broome is staying at Auburn

UFC 302 Odds: Makhachev opens as a massive favorite vs. Poirier

The main event for UFC 302 on June 1 at Prudential Arena in Newark, New Jersey, is now official, with lightweight champion Islam Makhachev set to take on third-ranked contender Dustin ‘The Diamond’ Poirier. BetRivers opened Makhachev (25-1 MMA, 14-1 UFC) as a -400 ‘chalk’ vs. Poirier, who is a +280 underdog. DraftKings opened Makhachev UFC 302 Odds: Makhachev opens as a massive favorite vs. Poirier

Meechie Johnson leaves South Carolina, returns to Ohio St.

Published on Tuesday, 3/26/24, at 12:47 p.m. Eastern. Updated on Thursday, 4/4/24, at 7:33 a.m. Eastern. UPDATE: Since announcing his decision to transfer from South Carolina, Meechie Johnson has committed to Ohio St.  Meechie Johnson announced Monday that he’s leaving South Carolina after leading the program to its first NCAA Tournament bid since 2017. He Meechie Johnson leaves South Carolina, returns to Ohio St.

QB Rogers withdraws from portal, staying at Washington

When Kalen DeBoer left Washington to replace Nick Saban at Alabama, it left former Mississippi St. quarterback Will Rogers in a difficult situation. Rogers, the SEC’s all-time leader in career pass completions, attempts and completion percentage, transferred to Washington in December with plans of replacing Michael Penix. After DeBoer bolted for Tuscaloosa, Rogers decided to QB Rogers withdraws from portal, staying at Washington

Ja Morant has torn labrum, will have season-ending surgery

Memphis All-Star guard Ja Morant’s season is over. According to a press release from the team Monday night, Morant “suffered a subluxation of his right shoulder” at Saturday’s practice. After complaining of soreness, “an MRI revealed an underlying labral tear. Morant will undergo season-ending surgery and is expected to make a full recovery ahead of Ja Morant has torn labrum, will have season-ending surgery

Steelers’ Pickett has ankle surgery, out for several games

Pittsburgh starting quarterback Kenny Pickett underwent ankle surgery this morning to accelerate the healing process in hopes of returning later this year. The second-year signal caller will miss multiple games. Pickett left yesterday’s 24-10 home loss to Arizona late in the second quarter and didn’t return. Before going down, he had completed 7-of-10 passes for Steelers’ Pickett has ankle surgery, out for several games

Marshall: Week 10 NFL Trends

CHICAGO at CAROLINA (Thursday, November 9)… Bears showing a bit of life, covers in 3 of last 5 after long slump (only one cover in preceding eleven), “over” 6-3 this season (though “under” 3-1 last four).  Panthers even worse, just 1-6-1 vs. line this season, “under” all four in Charlotte.  Tech edge-slight to Bears and Marshall: Week 10 NFL Trends

Marshall: Week 11 Technical Edges

EASTERN MICHIGAN at TOLEDO (Wednesday, November 8)… Eagles 5-1-1 vs. spread last seven meetings, EMU also now 22-1-1 last 24 as MAC road dog! Rockets only 4-11 as chalk since mid 2022.  Tech edge- Eastern Michigan, based on team and series trends. BOWLING GREEN at KENT STATE (Wednesday, November 8)… Road team has covered last Marshall: Week 11 Technical Edges

NFL Power Rankings – Week 10

1-Eagles 2-Chiefs 3-Ravens 4-Bengals 5-49ers 6-Dolphins 7-Cowboys 8-Lions 9-Jaguars 10-Browns 11-Vikings 12-Bills 13-Seahawks 14-Chargers 15-Saints 16-Texans 17-Steelers 18-Titans 19-Buccaneers 20-Falcons 21-Jets 22-Rams 23-Colts 24-Commanders 25-Broncos 26-Raiders 27-Packers 28-Patriots 29-Bears 30-Giants 31-Cardinals 32-Panthers

Marshall: Week 10 Technical Edges

BOSTON COLLEGE at SYRACUSE (Friday, November 3)…Home team has covered last three meetings. Eagles have won last four and covered three of those this season. BC also on 9-2-1 over run since late 2022. Orange in a real nosedive, 0-4 SU and vs. line last four this season. Tech edge-Boston College and over, based on Marshall: Week 10 Technical Edges

Marshall: Week 9 NFL Trends

TENNESSEE at PITTSBURGH (Thursday, November 2)… Titans 14-8 vs. line as dog since 2021 (2-2 in role this season).  Tenn was also “under” four straight before Atlanta last week. Steel “under” five straight and six of seven this season. Tech edge-“Under,” based on “totals trends. MIAMI vs KANSAS CITY (at Frankfurt, Germany) … Dolphins 6-2 Marshall: Week 9 NFL Trends

Cardinals are benching QB Joshua Dobbs

The Arizona Cardinals (1-7 straight up, 4-3-1 against the spread) are benching quarterback Joshua Dobbs ahead of Sunday’s game at Cleveland. Dobbs has started the club’s first eight games. “If it’s not Kyler [Murray], then it’s going to be Clayton Tune,” Arizona head coach Jonathan Gannon said at his Monday presser. This shouldn’t be an Cardinals are benching QB Joshua Dobbs

Edwards: CFB Power Rankings – Week 9

These rankings are based on one criterion only – who we’d make favored over whom on a neutral field this Saturday. There are some injuries impacting a few teams negatively, and those are noted below. 1-Michigan 2-Georgia *Bowers 3-Ohio St. 4-Oklahoma 5-FSU 6-LSU 7-Texas *Ewers 8-Alabama 9-Oregon 10-Washington 11-Ole Miss 12-Penn St. 13-Notre Dame 14-Oregon Edwards: CFB Power Rankings – Week 9

Marshall: Week 9 Technical Edges

JACKSONVILLE STATE at FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL (Wednesday, October 25)… Rich-Rod 5-2 vs. line and under 6-2 with Gamecocks in their FBS debut. Golden Panthers 5-2 as dog since late 2022, also under 5-3 this season. Tech edge-slight to Florida International, based on team trends. UTEP at SAM HOUSTON (Wednesday, October 25)… Miners now 2-6 vs. line Marshall: Week 9 Technical Edges

NFL Power Rankings – Week 8

1-Chiefs 2-Eagles 3-49ers 4-Ravens 5-Dolphins 6-Lions 7-Jaguars 8-Bengals 9-Cowboys 10-Seahawks 11-Browns 12-Bills 13-Chargers 14-Steelers 15-Vikings 16-Jets 17-Texans 18-Falcons 19-Saints 20-Buccaneers 21-Rams 22-Colts 23-Commanders 24-Titans 25-Raiders 26-Giants 27-Broncos 28-Patriots 29-Bears 30-Packers 31-Cardinals 32-Panthers

Coastal Carolina QB Grayson McCall ‘doubtful’ vs Marshall

Coastal Carolina (4-3 straight up, 5-2 against the spread) quarterback Grayson McCall is ‘doubtful’ for Saturday’s home game vs. Marshall. McCall, the four-time first-team All-Sun-Belt selection and the three-time Sun Belt Player of the Year, left this past Saturday’s 27-17 win at Arkansas St. with a head injury after taking a vicious hit. According to Coastal Carolina QB Grayson McCall ‘doubtful’ vs Marshall

NFL Power Rankings – Week 6

Our rankings are based simply on who we would make favored over whom on a neutral field this Sunday. 1-49ers 2-Chiefs 3-Eagles 4-Dolphins 5-Lions 6-Bills 7-Cowboys 8-Seahawks 9-Ravens 10-Bengals 11-Jaguars 12-Chargers 13-Buccaneers 14-Browns 15-Saints 16-Colts 17-Falcons 18-Steelers 19-Rams 20-Vikings 21-Titans 22-Packers 23-Texans 24-Commanders 25-Jets 26-Raiders 27-Cardinals 28-Bears 29-Patriots 30-Giants 31-Broncos 32-Panthers

NFL Power Rankings – Week 4

1-49ers: San Francisco is 3-0 straight up and 2-0-1 against the spread, outscoring opponents by a combined score of 90-42. Brock Purdy has completed 67.0 percent of his passes for 736 yards and four touchdowns without an interception. 2-Chiefs: After scoring just 37 combined points in its first two games, Kansas City’s offense exploded in NFL Power Rankings – Week 4

Week Zero: Notre Dame vs. Navy

Published on June 6, 2023. Edited at 9:08 am Eastern on Friday, Aug. 25, 2023. There are seven games on the 2023 Week Zero card scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 26. The standalone game is Navy vs. Notre Dame at Aviva Stadium in Dublin, Ireland, where the Midshipmen and Fighting Irish will collide at 2:30 p.m. Week Zero: Notre Dame vs. Navy

Edwards: NFL Preseason Power Rankings

1-Bengals 2-Chiefs 3-Eagles 4-49ers 5-Bills 6-Ravens 7-Dolphins 8-Chargers 9-Cowboys 10-Seahawks 11-Jets 12-Lions 13-Steelers 14-Jaguars 15-Vikings 16-Patriots 17-Titans 18-Browns 19-Giants 20-Saints 21-Broncos 22-Falcons 23-Panthers 24-Packers 25-Bears 26-Commanders 27-Raiders 28-Rams 29-Buccaneers 30-Colts 31-Texans 32-Cardinals