Nick Bromberg

  • Adidas reveals Arizona State's uniforms for 2015 (Photos)

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 28 mins ago

    Arizona State is getting some updated uniforms for the upcoming season.

    Adidas released the Sun Devils' new uniforms for 2015 on Thursday. The uniforms, like all of the new Adidas releases this year, are made of the company's Primeknit material. The school is switching from Nike.

    Inspired by the team's pitchfork logo, the Sun Devils' new look amplifies the team's iconic identity. At the center of the theme, the pitchfork logo is prominently showcased on the helmet and pants, while the shoulder pad design pays homage to the logo by incorporating a pitchfork spike theme into the stripes. Additionally, 'Arizona State' is highlighted in bold, metallic colors across the chest and accented with matching numbers and player names to create a signature look. Providing form and function, the metallic letters and numbers are created from a stretch material and serrated, allowing for maximum ventilation and flexibility.

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  • 4-star commit Desean Holmes 'MIA' at San Diego State

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 43 mins ago

    San Diego State coaches don't know where the priced recruit of their 2015 recruiting class is.

    Aztecs coach Rocky Long said Tuesday that wide receiver Desean Holmes is "MIA."

    “We cannot find him,” Long said via the San Diego Union-Tribune. “The kid won’t answer his phone, won’t call us back. We don’t know where he is.”

    We reached out to San Diego State on Wednesday afternoon for any update to Holmes' status and didn't hear back.

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    Holmes was a four-star recruit from San Fernando, California. He was the No. 26 wide receiver in the class of 2015 and the No. 38 prospect in the state. He had originally committed to USC but decommitted in December and signed with San Diego State.

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  • UCF's O'Leary considering medical withdrawal for DB who was shot

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 1 hr ago

    Central Florida defensive back Chris Williams may miss the 2015 season.

    Williams suffered two gunshot wounds to his left arm in an incident outside an Orlando bar. UCF coach George O'Leary said Wednesday that the injury would cause him to miss almost three months.

    From UCFSports.com:

    "With that injury alone, [it] was a eight- to-10 week injury, so I would say, again, I'm leaning more toward medical withdrawal to stop his eligibility so he doesn't have this year count and bring him back in January," O'Leary said regarding Williams' status. "The police are involved with what took place there, so it's really their response, not mine as far as what transpired."

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    Williams  redshirted in 2014 and an additional redshirt and subsequent sixth-year of eligibility would be subject to a ruling by the NCAA. By withdrawing, he can re-enroll in January and still have four years to play.

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  • Appalachian State adds gold uniform for 2015 (Photos)

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 1 hr ago

    Appalachian State will have three different colors of uniforms to choose from.

    The Mountaineers have had white and black jersey options and now will have an all-gold look at their disposal.

    You'll also see in the picture that there are three different helmet designs as well; two different variations of the block A and the Victory Yosef logo. The A with the stars and stripes will be worn on November 5 against Arkansas State.

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    According to the math provided by the school, Appalachian State will have 21 different uniform combinations. We're a fan of the all-gold look. The black trim stands out and the black helmet looks good with it.

    Appalachian State finished 7-5 last year overall and 6-2 in the Sun Belt.

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    Nick Bromberg is the assistant editor of Dr. Saturday on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at nickbromberg@yahoo.com or follow him on Twitter!

  • Notre Dame chimes in with Rudy tweet in response to Penn State

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 16 hrs ago

    Penn State probably didn't see this coming from Notre Dame.

    The university tweeted about a police dog named Rudie on Wednesday. So, naturally, Notre Dame took the opportunity to reference the iconic (and possibly overrated) movie about Notre Dame football when it saw Penn State's tweet.

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    .@PennStatePolice dog Rudie was out on an explosives detection training exercise today with Officers Miller & Quimby pic.twitter.com/jh1CrsgKjr

    @penn_state @PennStatePolice That's an awesome name for a dog! We prefer the spelling 'Rudy,' though!

    @NotreDame @PennStatePolice Maybe, if the dog was offsides.

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  • CMU coach John Bonamego appears at MAC media days

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 16 hrs ago

    No one would have blamed Central Michigan coach John Bonamego for not showing up to the MAC's media days on Wednesday. He was diagnosed with cancer in his left tonsil in June.

    But he appeared at the event anyway. And said it was a planned appearance to begin with.

    "I planned to be here the whole time, but we didn't want to announce that and make it seem like a crisis if I couldn't do it," Bonamego said via the AP."I wanted to be here, just like I want to be at the first day of practice and on the sidelines for the first game."

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    He's been commuting to the University of Michigan's hospital in Ann Arbor for treatments and said he's lost the sense of taste because of the radiation.

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  • Report: Rob Kauffman 'close' to purchasing stake in Ganassi Racing

    Nick Bromberg at From The Marbles 16 hrs ago

    As speculation about Michael Waltrip Racing's 2016 manufacturer mounts, it may have more things different about it next season that simply the make of the car.

    According to the Sports Business Journal, MWR co-owner Rob Kauffman is "close" to purcahsing Felix Sabates' stake in Chip Ganassi Racing. In doing so he would take the No. 15 and Clint Bowyer with him to Ganassi and the team would be a three-car team in 2016 with Jamie McMurray and Kyle Larson.

    MWR has been mentioned as possibly moving to Chevrolet in 2016 but this is a wrinkle about the team's future that hasn't been publicly mentioned until today.

    From SBJ:

    Kauffman bought into Michael Waltrip Racing in 2007 as the team was struggling in its debut Sprint Cup Series season. Waltrip, the former driver and now-Fox analyst, has mentioned before how important Kauffman's financial backing was to the survival of his race team.

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  • Appeal by C.J. Reavis to VT student-conduct panel denied

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 17 hrs ago

    Virginia Tech's C.J. Reavis remains dismissed from the school after his appeal to a school student-conduct panel was denied.

    The original decision to dismiss Reavis was made on July 9. He had an opportunity to file a written appeal after the decision and it was upheld.

    The violation that led to his removal from the school is unknown. His lawyer, Jimmy Turk, hasn't clarified what the issue is and all student-conduct committee issues are confidential. Turk did tell the Roanoke Timesthat his client hasn't been charged with anything criminally.

    "The commonwealth’s attorney wouldn’t touch this with a 10-foot pole," Turk said to the Times. "I feel very confident in telling you that under no circumstances would a prosecutor even remotely consider anything that these allegations involve. Not at all."

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  • DA: Case against 3 LSU players could be dropped

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 18 hrs ago

    According to the district attorney assigned to the case, the case against three LSU football players could be dropped.

    Quarterback Anthony Jennings, defensive lineman Maquedius Bain and defensive back Dwayne Thomas are accused of unauthorized entry into an inhabited dwelling. The three allegedly entered a residence to retrieve items that were stolen from Jennings and arrested June 18.

    East Baton Rouge District Attorney Hillar Moore told reporters Wednesday that he'll make his decision "fairly soon." The two alleged victims in the case have asked that the case be dropped.

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    From the Baton Rouge Advocate:

    “If this was a regular case, take football out of it, if it just involved a regular LSU student, you wouldn’t have known it happened. It would routinely be dismissed,” he said. “I’m taking my time to get it right.”

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  • No. 98 crew chief suspended for a race, fined $25,000

    Nick Bromberg at From The Marbles 19 hrs ago

    Unsecured ballast during practice at Indianapolis meant a pretty hefty fine and a suspension for Premium Motorsports.

    Timmy Hill's car lost a piece of tungsten during one of Friday's practice sessions. As a result, crew chief Scott Eggleston was suspended for a race and fined $25,000. By NASCAR's penalty grading system it's a P3 penalty.

    Car chief Kevin Eagle was also suspended. Both were put on probation until the end of the season and the team was penalized 15 points.

    The tungsten adds weight to the car to help it reach the minimum 3,250 pound weight while empty. Unsecured tungsten can be dangerous if it falls out on the track while cars are at speed. Just look at what happened at Iowa.

    The tungsten fell out of Hill's car at the exit of pit road.

    Josh Wise had driven for the team until they parted ways after Kentucky.

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