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  • Report: Boise State disciplines 3 after probe into sexual assaults

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 12 mins ago

    Three Boise State redshirt freshmen won't be part of the program in 2016.

    According to a report by the Idaho Statesman, Marquis Hendrix and Donzale Roddie were expelled and Darreon Jackson was suspended for the year following a Title IX investigation into sexual assault allegations. The players have not been criminally charged in the incidents, which allegedly took place in the second half of 2015.

    From the Statesman:

    In incidents Aug. 19, Sept. 26 and Oct. 2 of last year, the alleged victim said she was coerced into performing oral sex on the three players, or in one incident, on a recruit during his official visit. The woman first met with Kerrick in person Nov. 30. She was interviewed in February in depth about the majority of details in the complaint.

    The woman was dating Hendrix before the August incident and said he "tried to intimidate and control using force pressure and through repeated texts." She said the first allegation stemmed from when he pressured her into performing a sex act on Roddie.

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  • Chuckie Keeton joining Oregon State coaching staff

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 52 mins ago

    Chuckie Keeton is becoming a college football coach.

    Oregon State announced Wednesday that Keeton, the former Utah State quarterback, and former Utah State offensive lineman Funaki Asisi would be members of the footbal staff in an unnamed capacity.

    Asisi recently served as a graduate assistant for two seasons at Utah State following the conclusion of his playing career in 2011. Keeton had a briefly dynamic and injury-prone career at Utah State that ended after the 2015 season.

    “I’m very thankful that Coach [Gary] Andersen and Oregon State has presented me this opportunity,” Keeton said in a team statement. “I’m excited to be able to contribute to the growth of the school, program and the football team in whatever capacity possible."

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    Andersen coached both players at Utah State before heading to Wisconsin. He left Wisconsin before the 2015 season to take the head coaching job at Oregon State.

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  • NASCAR takes away downforce for Michigan and Kentucky races

    Nick Bromberg at From The Marbles 1 hr ago

    Two Sprint Cup Series races this summer will feature even more tweaks designed to take away downforce from the cars.

    NASCAR said Thursday that the races at Michigan on June 12 and Kentucky on July 9 would feature changes to the splitters and spoilers on the cars. The spoilers will be an inch shorter (2.5 inches) and the splitters will be two inches smaller.

    "I think we look at it as a never-ending journey; if we can improve we're going to do that," NASCAR vice president Steve O'Donnell said via NASCAR.com. "We wanted to go the direction of low downforce, see how that worked, not kind of go all the way in and hope that we are directionally right. And we are seeing that play out. We've seen some great racing at the beginning of the year.

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  • Childress, Hendrick, Martin, Parks and Parsons make NASCAR HOF

    Nick Bromberg at From The Marbles 17 hrs ago

    Rick Hendrick and Richard Childress are members of the NASCAR Hall of Fame.

    The two team owners joined Mark Martin, Raymond Parks and Benny Parsons as the five members who make up the 2017 NASCAR Hall of Fame class. Former Martinsville Speedway president H. Clay Earles was given the Landmark Award.

    Parsons was the leading vote-getter among the five inductees. He appeared on 85 percent of ballots while Hendrick was a distant second at 62 percent. Martin was on 57 percent of ballots, Parks was on 53 percent of ballots and Childress was on 43 percent.

    According to NBC, Robert Yates, Red Byron and Alan Kulwicki were the next three highest vote getters. It's good to see that Byron's votes still counted after his name was misspelled on the official ballot.

    Here's a quick look at the five inductees, who were chosen from a list of 20 nominees. They'll be officially inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame in January.

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  • 5 of the biggest disappointments of the Indianapolis 500

    Nick Bromberg at From The Marbles 20 hrs ago

    As we count down to Sunday's 100th running of the Indianapolis 500, we're taking a look back at some of the biggest memories from the historic race.

    We start our series with five of the biggest disappointments of the 500 and reflect on some of the most teasing moments that drivers have endured during the previous 99 races.

    • Ralph DePalma, 1912: The second Indianapolis 500 (then known as the International 500) is remembered for the most dominating performance that didn't result in a win.

    DePalma started fourth in his Mercedes and took the lead on lap 3 from Teddy Tetzlaff, who led the first two laps after starting third.

    No one could challenge DePalma for the lead. He wasn't passed at all over the next 196 laps and as the race wound down, it looked certain that DePalma was going to win.

    He didn't. Joe Dawson passed him on lap 198 after DePalma suffered a piston issue. Not only did DePalma fail to win the race, he failed to finish.

    • Parnelli Jones, 1967: Jones was great on both Tuesday and Wednesday.

    Granatelli paid Jones $100,000 to drive in the race and said he'd split the winnings if Jones won the race.

    He didn't.

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  • Rutgers wants 'to look' at having a game at Yankee Stadium

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 20 hrs ago

    Rutgers wants to play another regular-season game at Yankee Stadium.

    Athletic director Pat Hobbs told NJ.com that the Yankees want to "work more closely with us" regarding playing games at the stadium. The Scarlet Knights have played three games at Yankee Stadium including twice in the Pinstripe Bowl. From NJ.com:

    "(The Yankees) want to work more closely with us," Hobbs said before throwing out the first pitch alongside Ash on Tuesday. "We want to look at maybe bringing a game here and announcing that sometime down the road. I guess the Yankees see Rutgers is starting to move forward and is a good story so they want to be part of it, too."

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    The game could also serve as a way for the Big Ten to put a stamp on the New York City market. Rutgers' proximity to NYC was a big reason why the school was so attractive to the conference when it expanded and the Big Ten has offices in NYC.

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  • Oklahoma WR Dede Westbrook arrested for trespassing

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 23 hrs ago

    Oklahoma wide receiver Dede Westbrook was arrested Monday on a charge of criminal trespassing in his hometown of Cameron, Texas.

    Per the Norman Transcript,Westbrook was released approximately three hours after he was booked.

    According to a Milan County (Texas) Jail spokesperson, Westbrook was booked into the jail at 11:30 a.m. on Monday. His bond was approved and he was released at 2:15 p.m.

    "We are aware of the situation and are addressing it internally," OU spokesman Mike Houck said.

    There are no details currently available regarding the circumstances of Westbrook's arrest. He posted to Twitter on Tuesday about going fishing.

    Who trying to go fishing in Cameron??

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    Westbrook is Oklahoma's leading returning receiver in 2016. He was the team's second-leading pass catcher in 2015 behind Sterling Shepard with 46 catches for 743 yards and four touchdowns.

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  • Mark Richt donating $1 million to Miami's indoor facility

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 1 day ago

    New Miami coach Mark Richt is making a big donation to his alma mater.

    Richt is donating $1 million towards the construction of an indoor practice facility for the Hurricanes. Miami recently announced plans to build one and the Hurricanes are currently the only ACC team without an indoor facility built or currently under construction.

    Per CaneSport, Richt told boosters in Chicago last week that he was making the donation. From Miami's Rivals site:

    Sources also told CaneSport that Miami is hoping to have the approximate $10 million that it needs pledged to get the pre-construction process of the approximate $27 million project started before the beginning of the 2016 football season as it targets completion before the start of the 2018 season.

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  • Local blackout on Indianapolis 500 lifted for first time since 1950

    Nick Bromberg at From The Marbles 1 day ago

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    Residents in the Indianapolis television market will be able to watch Sunday's 100th Indianapolis 500 live.

    The local blackout on the race was lifted Wednesday morning as Indianapolis Motor Speedway officials said the event had been sold out. Much like previous NFL blackout rules, the Indianapolis 500 hasn't been shown live if there were seats available for purchase. Since there aren't any seats left, a 56-year streak has been broken.

    It's the first time since 1950 that the blackout hasn't happened. The race is traditionally shown on tape delay in Indianapolis later Sunday afternoon. From the Indianapolis Star:

    It’s believed IMS targeted the sale of 75,000 general admission tickets to bring Sunday’s total attendance to about 350,000, a significant increase over recent years in part due to temporary suites being installed in the Turn 1 infield and on the backstretch. Grandstand seats previously removed have been reinstalled to meet demand.

    Until Sunday, 1949 and 1950 had been the only two years without a local blackout.

  • Forklift driver thought he hit starting block, not Drake Johnson

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 1 day ago

    The forklift driver who accidentally hit Michigan running back Drake Johnson in April thought he hit a starting block in Michigan's indoor track facility instead of Johnson.

    The police report regarding the April 13 incident was released Tuesday, and the driver was carrying a cabinet at approximately eye level. From the Detroit News:

    According to the police report, the driver of the forklift / utility vehicle, Matt Johnson, said he was “moving a large cabinet and was traveling with the cabinet about eye level. He stopped at the large garage door and a co-worker opened the door for him.”

    In the report, Matt Johnson said he drove into the building “and felt a bump, stating he thought he ran over a starting block, when he saw Drake Johnson, a student-athlete, roll from under the forklift. And M. Johnson realized he had ran over Drake Johnson who was sitting on the track floor stretching.”

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