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  • Matt Kenseth wins pole at Charlotte

    Nick Bromberg at From The Marbles 6 hrs ago

    Matt Kenseth set a career record Thursday night at Charlotte.

    Kenseth, the driver who accumulated the most points over the first three races of the Chase, won the pole for Saturday night's fourth race of the Chase. It's his fourth pole of the 2015 season; he's never had more than three in any of his 17 previous Sprint Cup Series seasons.

    It's also his second pole at Charlotte in 2015. Kenseth won the pole for the Coca-Cola 600 in May and finished fourth. He'll be joined on the front row by teammate Kyle Busch.

    All four of Joe Gibbs Racing's cars made it to the final round of qualifying. Denny Hamlin will start fifth and Carl Edwards, who won the 600, will start eighth.

    Joey Logano starts third and Greg Biffle, the first driver on the grid who isn't in the Chase, will start fourth.

    Nine of the 12 current Chase drivers are in the top 12. It's 10 of the 16 drivers who qualified for the Chase if you count Jimmie Johnson, who qualified seventh.

    The rest of the Chasers in the top 12 are Kurt Busch (6th), Ryan Newman (10th), Kevin Harvick (11th) and Dale Earnhardt Jr. (12th).

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  • Happy Hour: Tracking the old Chase, SAFER barriers and burnouts

    Nick Bromberg at From The Marbles 8 hrs ago

    Throughout the week you can send us your best questions, jokes, rants and just plain miscellaneous thoughts to or @NickBromberg. We'll post them here and have a good time.

    Just like last year, we're going to be tracking the Chase throughout the entire 10 races. After Dover, the points reset for the 12 advancing drivers. So here's what the points standings would look like if it was a cumulative 10-race Chase. Joey Logano would have won the title last year under the old format.

    Matt Kenseth would have a 14-point lead over Logano if the points weren't reset.

    1. Matt Kenseth 2,137 2. Joey Logano 2,123 3. Denny Hamlin 2,119 4. C arl Edwards 2,118 5. Martin Truex Jr. 2,104 6. Kurt Busch 2,100 6. Brad Keselowski 2,100 6. Jeff Gordon 2,100 9. Kyle Busch 2,099 9. Ryan Newman 2,099 11. Dale Earnhardt Jr. 2,098 12. Jamie McMurray 2,098 13. Jimmie Johnson, 2.086 14. Kevin Harvick 2,082 15. Paul Menard 2,075 16. Clint Bowyer 2.048

    Brad Keselowski said a lot by saying very little when he was asked about SAFER barriers this week. He's the owner of Theriault's truck.



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  • Former Michigan OL Logan Tuley-Tillman charged with 3 felonies

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 14 hrs ago

    Former Michigan offensive lineman Logan Tuley-Tillman has been charged with three felonies in an Ann Arbor district court.

    According to, the charges stem from a "sexual encounter" with a woman on September 4. He's accuses of filming the act while she didn't know about it and then transferring it to a personal device.

    Logan Tuley-Tillman was arraigned on two counts of capturing/distributing an image of an unclothed person and one count of using a computer to commit a crime, according to court records.

    All three are felonies. Capturing/distributing an image of an unclothed person is punishable by up to two years in prison, a fine of no more than $2,000, or both. Using a computer to commit a crime, in this case, would be punishable by up to 10 years in prison, a fine of no more than $5,000, or both.

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  • Here's Kevin Harvick's Busch car for 2016 (Photo)

    Nick Bromberg at From The Marbles 15 hrs ago

    2015 is the last year for Budweiser on Kevin Harvick's car.

    Anheuser-Busch isn't going anywhere, however. Instead, the company is putting Busch on Harvick's car in 2016. Yes, the same Busch that sponsored what's now the Xfinity Series before it was the Nationwide Series. And the same Busch that used to sponsor the Busch Clash exhibition race before the Daytona 500.

    NEWS: @BuschBeer will return to #NASCAR in 2016, sponsoring @KevinHarvick​ & the No. 4 team:

    Most NASCAR fans still likely associate Budweiser with Dale Earnhardt Jr. The company sponsored Junior until he left for Hendrick Motorsports. Bud was then with Kasey Kahne until it moved to Harvick at Richard Childress Racing in 2011. The company went with Harvick to Stewart-Haas Racing when he joined the team in 2014.

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  • The Dr. Saturday Podcast: The Big 12 at the top of the CFB heap?

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 16 hrs ago

    The Big 12 has two teams in the AP top 5 and three in the top 10. Did we overlook the conference at the beginning of the year?

    Join Nick Bromberg and Graham Watson as they talk about the Big 12, Pac-12, the injuries to big-name players in college football and more. We also discuss a crazy conspiracy theory involving the SEC, the AAC's New Year's Six chances and Florida.

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  • Wisconsin regents set to vote on Under Armour apparel deal

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 17 hrs ago

    It looks like Wisconsin is leaving Adidas for Under Armour.

    The school's board of regents is scheduled to vote Friday on an athletic apparel deal with Under Armour. According to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, the deal will be approved "barring a surprise move."

    Here are the specifics on the deal per the Journal-Sentinel:

    UW will receive $3.3 million in product during the first year of the deal to account for the increased product needs associated with the change from adidas to Under Armour. UW will receive $2.45 million in product in the second year of the deal. That total will increase incrementally after that, to $3.05 million in the 10 th year.

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    Not only is the cash contribution much improved in UA's proposal, so is the amount of product. Adidas is currently giving the school approximately $1.4 million in goods.

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  • Eastern Kentucky moves home game after graffiti threat

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 17 hrs ago

    Eastern Kentucky isn't playing at home on Thursday night.

    The school has canceled classes for the rest of the week for a graffiti threat that was placed on campus. The game against Tennessee Tech was scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday.

    So instead of canceling or postponing the game, it's been moved to Georgetown, Kentucky, and Georgetown College's stadium. Eastern Kentucky is located in Richmond.

    The threat, discovered Monday, said "Kill all by 10-8-15 this is Bu Oop." It was written in a bathroom on campus. There's no public indication of who or what "Bu Oop" refers to.

    From the Lexington Herald-Leader:

    EKU has offered a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the responsible person or persons.

    EKU's fall break had been scheduled for Monday and Tuesday, so classes will not resume until next Wednesday.

    Christopher Payton, editor in chief of the student newspaper, Eastern Progress, said Wednesday morning that campus is largely deserted.

    "There is no one here, practically," Payton said.

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  • Bristol to have a 4-screen display that hangs over infield (Photo)

    Nick Bromberg at From The Marbles 1 day ago

    Bristol is joining sister tracks Texas Motor Speedway and Charlotte Motor Speedway in the giant television game.

    The track unveiled the "Colossus" on Wednesday, a four-screened display that will be above the infield at races starting in 2016. And no, the feature won't be mounted on a giant pole in the middle of the infield. It will be suspended from four cables via support towers outside the corners of the grandstands around the track. Take a look.

    Here are the specs of the screens. The display, according to Bristol, is the largest "center hung" feature of its kind.

    Each of Colossus’ four custom-built screens is approximately 30 feet tall by 63 feet wide. In total, the system hosts nearly 54 million LEDs and 18 million pixels. At 6mm pitch, the pixels are grouped tighter than the large-scale outdoor displays in Times Square. The result: a glimmering visual experience capable of offering 281 trillion different color combinations, and one that’s 23 times brighter and 25 percent sharper than the typical home HD TV.

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  • Report: Miami and Florida 'close' to playing each other in 2019

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 1 day ago

    Miami and Florida could be playing each other in 2019.

    According to the Orlando Sentinel, the two teams are "close" to facing off in Orlando in the first week of the 2019 season. It'd be the first time in six years that the teams have met. They stopped playing after the 2013 season.

    Both schools were non-committal.

    “While we won’t comment on this report, we’re always exploring future scheduling options,” UF spokesperson Steve McClain told the Orlando Sentinel.

    Miami athletics director Blake James told the Sun Sentinel there have been conversations with Florida and he’s always been open to the idea of playing the Gators again, but there is no contract yet.

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    Miami leads the all-time series 29-26. The Hurricanes have won seven of the last eight games in the series and won 21-16 in 2013.

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  • West Virginia S Karl Joseph out for season

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 1 day ago

    West Virginia safety Karl Joseph is out for the year after suffering a non-contact knee injury at practice.

    An integral piece of West Virginia's defense, Joseph has started every game in his West Virginia career. He's a senior, so his college career is now over.

    “I am devastated and heartbroken for Karl,” West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen said in a statement. “He is a young man who has given everything he has to our football program and University over the past four years and who elected to return to WVU for his senior season to earn his degree and to be a part of something special with this team. He exemplifies what it means to be a Mountaineer. Karl is an All-American, a fierce competitor, a leader and I know he will have a full recovery, and I can’t wait to watch him on Sundays next fall.”

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    Joseph has 284 career tackles and nine interceptions. West Virginia, 3-1, is at home against Oklahoma State on Saturday. Jarrod Harper is listed as Joseph's backup at strong safety. Harper has four tackles and a sack and has appeared in all four games.

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