Nick Bromberg

  • Bo Pelini in another great selfie, this time at NCAA Tournament

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 12 hrs ago

    Thetradition of taking a picture with former Nebraska coach Bo Pelini continued at the NCAA Tournament in Cleveland on Thursday night. And we're happy to report that Pelini has also carried on the tradition of making an awkward face for the photos.

    Behold a selfie one fan took with the new Youngstown State coach (YSU is located just over an hour from Cleveland).

    Bo Pelini is here at the games in Cleveland and couldn't be happier that people wanna take selfies with him pic.twitter.com/NsXodFRw4Y

    Remember, the coach just learned what a selfie was about a year ago, so maybe he's still getting used to people taking pictures of themselves.

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  • Happy Hour: Being cautious with cautions

    Nick Bromberg at From The Marbles 16 hrs ago

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

    Well, have you recovered from the events at Auto Club Speedway?

    While Kurt Busch has been the focal point of the "he got a bad draw with the final cautions" anger, Matt Kenseth shouldn't be overlooked either. The race was his to win until the first of the three cautions happened and it was no longer his after the axle issue leaving pit road.

    The IndyCar Series season starts this weekend at St. Petersburg. It was supposed to start earlier in March but there was a bit of an issue with the race organizer and it didn't happen. The race begins after 3 p.m. ET, so ideally it will be still going on when Martinsville is over. That's a good move by the series, which has had way too many races start and end during NASCAR's television window recently.

    Yes, there's a dedicated subset of fans that will watch open-wheel racing over NASCAR, but for the motorsports fan who watches all or most types of racing (more common than the IndyCar superfan), this is a great move.

  • Swinney: Watson healthier now than during South Carolina win

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 21 hrs ago

    Clemson coach Dabo Swinney concurs with quarterback Deshaun Watson that Watson's rehab is going well. And it's apparently going well enough for Swinney to invoke his team's win over South Carolina.

    "His rehab has gone tremendous," Swinney told ESPN."He's probably about 80 percent right now. Most people would be 50 or 60, but he's not most people. He's a uniquely wired individual. He's great. He's healthier now than he was when he beat South Carolina."

    Is it a matter of fact statement? Likely, yes, but given the verbal back and forth between Swinney and South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier, there's a good chance there's a dash of trolling intention in bringing up the game. It was the first win in the series for Clemson since 2008. Spurrier was happy to talk about his team's win streak during its duration.

    For more Clemson news, visit TigerIllustrated.com.

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  • Did Michigan send a handwritten note to recruit's girlfriend?

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 1 day ago

    Prom request re-creationsand now handwritten notes to girlfriends? Michigan is sure looking like the 2015 masters of recruiting creativity.

    The girlfriend of four-star recruit Naseir Upshur posted a handwritten note to Twitter with Michigan assistant Jay Harbaugh's name on it. Harbaugh, the son of Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh, is Michigan's new tight ends coach. Upshur is the No. 3 tight end in the countryin the class of 2016 according to Rivals and the No. 2 prospect in the state of Pennsylvania.

    〽️ichigan Love 💙 @NaseirUpshur 😘 pic.twitter.com/0ZHdJAiRaQ

    Sending letters to the girlfriends of recruits is a bold ploy, though you can't go wrong underlining "very" when describing how a guy speaks of his girlfriend. You can never gain enough brownie points.

    For more Michigan news, visit TheWolverine.com.

  • Baylor OL-turned-TE LaQuan McGowan's hands are massive (Video)

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 1 day ago

    Yes, this is a full-size football.

    We've written previously about the awesomeness of 410-pound LaQuan McGowan's pass-catching ability and athleticism and we now have an even better idea of why McGowan can be an effective red-zone target. Look at those hands.

    McGowan had a catch in Baylor's spring scrimmage Friday night as well as a touchdown in the Bears' Cotton Bowl loss to Michigan State.

    Maybe we can get him to re-enact Odell Beckham Jr.'s catch? Or even better, he could do it during a game, given the team's plan of using him as a tight end this season.

    For more Baylor news, visit SicEmSports.com.

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  • Adam Lane not embarrassed by Birmingham Bowl pants incident

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 1 day ago

    Adam Lane is choosing to look on the positive (clean?) side when it comes to his Birmingham Bowl breakout.

    The Florida running back ran for 109 yards and a touchdown on 16 carries in Florida's win over East Carolina. However, he became more known for having an accident sometime around the time he scored his touchdown in the second quarter.

    Lane was immediately wrapped in a towel and got a fresh pair of pants after he scored. He said Tuesday he didn't get a lot of grief about the incident.

    We appreciate Lane's attitude. And hope for his sake that it doesn't happen again. With Matt Jones' departure to the NFL, Lane has a chance to be one of Florida's primary ballcarriers in 2015 along with Kelvin Taylor.

    For more Florida news, visit InsidetheGators.com.

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  • USC responds to documents in NCAA court filing

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 1 day ago

    USC issued a statement Wednesday responding to communications in a court filing by the NCAA.

    The unsealed documents showed that members of the NCAA infractions committee didn't speak favorably towards the Trojans during the investigation into the school in 2010. USC was given a lack of institutional control penalty after Reggie Bush and O.J. Mayo were found to have received benefits from agents.

    "After an initial review of this first set of documents unsealed by the court in the McNair v. NCAA lawsuit, it is evident that the content confirms bias against McNair and USC by and on behalf of the NCAA and its Committee on Infractions," the statement said. "We are extremely disappointed and dismayed at the way the NCAA investigated, judged and penalized our university throughout this process.  USC hopes that the transparency in this case will ultimately lead to review and changes so that all member institutions receive the fair and impartial treatment they deserve. 

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  • JGR announces J.D. Gibbs getting treatment for brain issues

    Nick Bromberg at From The Marbles 1 day ago

    Joe Gibbs Racing president J.D. Gibbs is undergoing treatment for what the team termed "symptoms impacting areas of brain function."

    "Gibbs has undergone a series of tests after experiencing a gradual onset of symptoms that includes speech and processing issues," the team said. "Gibbs’ doctors believe the complications he has experienced were triggered by head injuries likely suffered earlier in life, but no specific injury was referenced or identified. Gibbs has always enjoyed an active life participating in several sports including mountain biking, snowboarding, football, racing, and other extreme-type sports.

    "Gibbs will be undergoing more testing and receiving treatments to help manage the symptoms. During that time, it is expected that his presence at the race track will be limited; however, he will continue many of his day-to-day responsibilities at JGR’s headquarters in Huntersville, NC as well as involvement with his various ministry endeavors."

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  • Braxton Miller deletes Instagram post with AdvoCare products

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 1 day ago

    Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller deleted a picture he posted to Instagram Tuesday night of himself next to AdvoCare products on a table.

    If you look closely at the caption, you can see the email address has Miller's name in it.

    Braxton Miller posts Instagram photo promoting Advocare... Violation? pic.twitter.com/CZL0eIqSRx

    Why was it deleted? Well, it could be an NCAA violation. Per the Lantern, the Ohio State student newspaper, a spokesperson says the school is looking into the picture.

    OSU spokesman on Miller situation, "We are looking into this." Might be nothing, but has attention of OSU athletic department

    AdvoCare products are primarily workout supplements and are sold by individuals via a network (some may call it a pyramid scheme). If you sign up as a distributor and sign up someone else as a distributor, you get a cut of their sales. And so on and so forth. If you work out regularly, you likely know a person or three who is has dabbled in selling the products.

    For more Ohio State news, visit BuckeyeGrove.com.

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  • Chase Elliott's transition to the Cup Series begins at Martinsville

    Nick Bromberg at From The Marbles 1 day ago

    A year ago, Chase Elliott was preparing for his first in-season off weekend as a full-time Xfinity Series driver. He's got the weekend off from the series again this year, but instead of relaxing in Charlotte or spending the weekend somewhere else away from a racetrack, he's preparing to make his Sprint Cup Series debut.

    Sunday's race at Martinsville is the first of five 2015 Cup Series attempts for the 19-year-old heir to Jeff Gordon's No. 24.

    I don’t really know what to expect until we go and give it a shot," Elliott told Yahoo Sports. "You hope it goes well and my goal is to try and go and put together a solid weekend, do my job. If we can go and run all the laps … if we can battle to stay on the lead lap and run somewhere around the top 15 I think that would be a great day"

    Martinsville can be hell on a rookie. Just ask David Ragan. He made his second career Cup Series start at Martinsville in 2006 and after being involved in three cautions, was tagged "a dart without feathers" by Tony Stewart.

    "I hope they take it easy on me," Elliott said with a chuckle.

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