Nick Bromberg

  • Texas Tech WR Reginald Davis reportedly arrested for marijuana

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 2 hrs ago

    Texas Tech WR Reginald Davis was reportedly arrested for suspicion of marijuana possession on Monday.

    According to the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, Davis has been released from the Lubbock County Detention Center.

    LPD Lt. Ray Mendoza said Davis was pulled over for a traffic violation around noon in the 5200 block of 50th Street. Officers allegedly found less than two ounces of marijuana in Davis’ possession, Mendoza said.

    The amount means that he won't likely face a harsh punishment for the alleged offense.

    A team spokesperson told the Avalanche-Journal that it was looking into the situation and was in the process of gathering information about it.

    Davis had 29 catches for 318 yards and five touchdowns in 2014, though his production tailed off as the season went on. He was Texas Tech's sixth-leading receiver last season and is set to be in the mix for significant playing time again in 2015.

    For more Texas Tech news, visit RedRaiderSports.com.

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  • Kevin Manion named crew chief for Sam Hornish Jr.

    Nick Bromberg at From The Marbles 3 hrs ago

    Sam Hornish Jr. will have a new crew chief starting at Kansas Speedway.

    Richard Petty Motorsports announced Tuesday that Kevin Manion would replace Drew Blickensderfer atop Hornish's pit box. Hornish has struggled mightily this season with the team. He's 28th in the points and has finished on the lead lap in three of the first 10 races.

    His two finishes inside the top 15 this season have both come at restrictor plate tracks. He finished a season-high sixth on Sunday at Talladega.

    "We began the season with changes to the No. 9 race team, most notably with the addition of Sam as our driver," RPM director of competition Sammy Johns said in a statement. "We are now looking to give Sam all the tools he needs to be successful.  We feel that Kevin will bring in some new ideas to help better our performance.  We welcome him to the Petty family."

    The team said Blickensderfer had been offered another position within the organization.

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  • Wake Forest shows off redesigned uniforms for 2015 (Video)

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 4 hrs ago

    Wake Forest released its new uniforms for 2015 on Tuesday with the help of a very dramatic video.

    According to the school's release, the jerseys feature a custom font to honor the school's founding in 1834.

    Does the description mean the school would switch uniforms if or when Clawson is no longer the coach? Clawson arrived at the school from Bowling Green before the 2014 season.

    Here are the uniforms in picture form. The set on the left is the alternate while the away uniform is in the middle and the road is on the right.

    For comparison's sake, here's the black jersey Wake Forest wore last year.

    We like the matte black helmets, though we've made no secret of our affinity for the style. We think the black jerseys on the left look the best of the three, at least in the pictures. The gold-dominated pattern stands out too much on both the white and the third jerseys.

    What do you think?

    For more Wake Forest news, visit DeaconsIllustrated.com.

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  • Here's what submissions won't be North Dakota's new nickname

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 7 hrs ago

    The University of North Dakota is looking for a new nickname after phasing out its previous "Fighting Sioux" one. It reached out to the public for ideas on the new nickname and well, you can guess that there were a ton of entertaining choices.

    It released the list of official candidates and non-candidates for selection on Monday, and as you can imagine, the list of the names rejected and the reasoning assocated with them is much more entertaining.

    You can find the link to the PDF here, but we want you to be warned there are some, uh, inappropriate ideas. We'll go through some of the highlights of ones fit to print below. If you're a fan of juvenile humor (aren't we all?), you know where to click.

    To view the list of considered names, click here.

    • There were multiple suggestions for "Ermine," a type of weasel. Not surprising it was rejected.

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  • UNC's 'Tar Wars' May 4 tweet was pretty sweet (Photo)

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 8 hrs ago

    North Carolina was in the Star Wars spirit on Monday. And Gunter Brewer had Yoda ears.

    The school posted a "Tar Wars" picture to Twitter for May 4th with coaches depicted as Star Wars characters. Behold:

    So, it's National Star Wars Day, Carolina-style! May the Fourth be with you. @CoachFedora, @BubbaUNC pic.twitter.com/YKAxvqXVy6

    That's athletic director Bubba Cunningham up top as Obi-Wan Kenobi, with defensive coordinator Gene Chizik as Hans Solo. Coach Larry Fedora is Luke Skywalker while Brewer, the team's co-offensive coordinator and wide receivers coach, got the Yoda treatment.

    We really like North Carolina's chances if Fedora can break out some Jedi mind tricks during the fall. Though they'd have to be used sparingly. You don't want other teams to suspect you of foul play by abusing the tactic and winning every game 84-0.

    For more UNC news, visit TarHeelIllustrated.com.

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  • Former Alabama RB Altee Tenpenny says he's heading to UNLV

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 10 hrs ago

    Coach Tony Sanchez has a high profile transfer to start his UNLV career.

    Former Alabama running back Altee Tenpenny said he was heading to the Rebels on his Instagram account. Al.com first reported Tenpenny's choice as his Instagram account is listed as private.

    Tenpenny won't be eligible to make an immediate impact for Sanchez, however. He's got to sit out the 2015 season and will have two years to play. Sanchez is beginning his first season as UNLV coach after coaching at Las Vegas' Bishop Gorman High School.

    When he is eligible to play, Tenpenny could be a huge boost to UNLV's backfield. Last year, the Rebels averaged just 3.6 yards per carry as a team and the leading rusher was senior Shaquille Murray-Lawrence with 552 yards.

    For more UNLV news, visit Rebel-Net.com. 

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  • Power Rankings: Does Earnhardt Jr. crack the top two?

    Nick Bromberg at From The Marbles 10 hrs ago

    Our Power Rankings are far from a scientific formula. In fact, it's the perfect blend of analytics and bias against your favorite driver. And you think we dislike your favorite driver, so it makes sense, right? Direct all your complaints to us at happyhourmailbag@yahoo.com.

    1. Jimmie Johnson (LW: 1): Can you imagine the reaction if Johnson passed Dale Earnhardt Jr. in the last couple laps? Of course, the chances of that happening were slimmer than they otherwise would have been given the two drivers' Hendrick relationship, but Johnson could have done some serious damage to his popularity with the pass. And yes, Johnson is popular, Vader-haters. Though if you look at the rest of the top five, Johnson easily would have been the second-most popular choice for the win.

    5. Martin Truex Jr. (LW: 6): Truex beat Harvick at Talladega to cut into his points lead ... by two points (Harvick was three sports behind Truex but led a lap). Barring some sort of collapse, Truex is going to make the Chase via points. Yeah, we sound like a broken record, but given the team's struggles in the first half of last year, it can't be repeated enough how good they've been in 2015.

  • Happy Hour: Our driving experience, race lengths, engines and more

    Nick Bromberg at From The Marbles 5 days 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.

    It's Talladega week.

    Here's to turning up, slowing down, and cars that go real fast.

    We'll be taking care of some non-racing business this weekend, but we've got the race on the DVR and Jay Busbee will be at Talladega. We can't wait for October, where we hope to see both the Alabama Crimson Tide and Talladega in person. And it will be wonderful.

    Side note of actual news before we continue. Joe Gibbs Racing has confirmed that Erik Jones will be in the No. 18 starting at Kansas. David Ragan moves to the No. 55 at Michael Waltrip Racing that weekend.

    Back to our regularly scheduled nonsense.

    Did the Richard Petty Driving Experience at Kansas Speedway last week and man, was it a lot of fun. It was our first time in a stock car on an oval and got up to 134 MPH. Which, frankly, is embarrassing. WE NEEDED TO GO FASTER.

    Yesterday, the following was the afternoon topic on Sirius XM's NASCAR channel.

    WE THINK SHE WILL.

     

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  • Poll: 46 percent of Iowa fans approve of Kirk Ferentz's job

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 5 days ago

    Almost a third of Iowa fans don't have a very high opinion of Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz, at least according to a new poll.

    Public Policy Polling surveyed 1,219 Iowans and asked their favorabilty ratings of local politicians and influential figures. When Iowa fans were asked if they approved of the job Ferentz was doing, 30 percent said they disapproved while 24 percent said they were unsure. The other 46 percent approved of his job.

    Iowa lost three games in a row to end 2014 and finish 7-6. The Hawkeyes haven't had double-digit wins since 2009, though they've gone to a bowl in 12 of the last 14 seasons. Last year, according to the Cedar Rapids Gazette, he had a 60 percent approval rating while 13 percent didn't approve.

    Iowa basketball coach Fran McCaffrey had a 65 percent approval rating.

    The most popular coach, despite his team's 2015 NCAA tournament loss, was Iowa State basketball coach Fred Hoiberg. He has a 74 percent approval rating.

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  • Auburn DE Elijah Daniel suspended after burglary arrest

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 5 days ago

    Auburn defensive end Elijah Daniel is suspended indefinitely from the football team after his arrest on theft and burglary charges.

    From Al.com:

    Daniel was booked on four theft of property charges ranging from first to third degree, including two third-degree charges, and four burglary charges ranging from second to third degree. His bond totals $24,000, according to online records.

    Two of the theft charges and all four burglary charges are classified as felonies.

    The site also said walk-on DeNorris James, who had joined the team in the spring, was also arrested on the same charges. More information about the arrests was not initially available.

    According to a statement, coach Gus Malzahn is aware of the situation.

    Daniel had 15 tackles and a sack in 2014 and is expected to be an important part of Auburn's defensive line in 2015. He was a four-star recruit according to Rivals and the No. 8 strongside defensive end in the country in 2013. He was the No. 2 prospect in the state of Indiana.

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