Nick Bromberg

  • Report: Michigan State's Macgarrett Kings Jr. charged with 2 misdemeanors

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 5 hrs ago

    Michigan State WR Macgarrett Kings Jr. has been reportedly charged with two misdemeanors after he was arrested early Saturday morning.

    From The Detroit Free-Press:

    Kings, who will be a senior receiver in the fall, has been charged with drunken and disorderly conduct and obstructing, resisting, hindering or assaulting a police officer, according to East Lansing 54-B District Court documents. Both are misdemeanors punishable by up to 93 days in jail and $500 in fines.

    Kings, 21, of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., was arrested in East Lansing at 2:36 a.m. on Saturday, according to court documents. MSU coach Mark Dantonio could not be reached immediately for comment on the status of Kings with the team, which starts spring football March 24.

    If he's convicted of the charge of drunken and disorderly conduct, it's a violation of his probation. As part of the terms of his probation, per the Free-Press, he was prohibited from consuming alcohol.

    For more Michigan State news,visit SpartanMag.com.

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  • Brother of top QB recruit Shea Patterson hired at Ole Miss

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 5 hrs ago

    Shea Patterson is the No. 1 dual-threat quarterback in the class of 2016. He's Rivals' No. 3 prospect overall. He's listed as having a solid verbal commitment to Ole Miss.

    And his brother is now a member of the Ole Miss staff.

    Per the Clarion-Ledger,Sean Patterson is the associate director for recruiting operations and was added to the staff directory on Monday. Per an Ole Miss spokesperson, Sean Patterson started working at Ole Miss on Feb. 23.

    While it's obvious that there are advantages to Ole Miss hiring Sean Patterson for a position that was unfilled after it was created in 2014, hiring a coach or family member of a prized recruit to the staff of a team is nothing new. There may be more notable examples in basketball, but it's not unheard of in football.

    And it's not like Ole Miss is hiring Shea's brother from out of nowhere, either. It just looks really transparent.

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  • Gus Malzahn isn't a fan of the ineligible lineman rule proposal

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 7 hrs ago

    Auburn coach Gus Malzahn doesn't like an offseason rule proposal.

    The NCAA Rules Committee will look at a proposal on Thursday that limits offensive linemen from going downfield before a pass. Currently, a lineman has a (perhaps enforced with some slack) three yard cushion to go downfield before a pass is thrown. Per the proposal, "to be legal, a lineman who is more than one yard past the line of scrimmage must be engaged with a defensive player when a pass is released."

    "That's part of the creativity of the game," Malzahn said via Al.com. "I'm not into anything that takes the creativity out of the game. You know, you see a lot of coaches around the country, specifically high school coaches that are coaching in college, that's very important to them."

    Malzahn's solution is that the current rule is enforced more strictly.

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  • TCU to visit Alabama to analyze the Tide's recruiting practices

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 8 hrs ago

    TCU is heading east for some recruiting pointers.

    Coach Gary Patterson and his staff are heading to Alabama when spring practice concludes to see how Alabama has been so successful in recent years on the recruiting trail.

    “We want to see some things recruiting-wise, how they do things,” Patterson said via the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “You don’t just learn Xs and Os from people. You’re trying to learn things on a lot of different levels.”

    In return, Alabama offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin and his father have been looking at the characteristics of the uptempo offense TCU installed for 2014 with great success (Yes, we still remember Nick Saban's comments about tempo and player safety). The Horned Frogs only lost to Baylor en route to a 12-1 season.

    For more TCU news,visit PurpleMenace.com.

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  • Brett Moffitt to drive No. 34 for Front Row in next 3 races

    Nick Bromberg at From The Marbles 12 hrs ago

    Brett Moffitt has a ride for NASCAR's western swing.

    The Michael Waltrip Racing driver will pilot the No. 34 for Front Row Motorsports for the next three races. The No. 34 is open because its original driver, David Ragan, is filling in for Kyle Busch at Joe Gibbs Racing. Moffitt will drive at Las Vegas, Phoenix and Auto Club Speedway.

    Moffitt filled in for Brian Vickers at Atlanta in MWR's No. 55 and drove it to an eighth-place finish despite sustaining crash damage early in the race. His performance was so exceptional that it elicited a statement from MWR on Monday afternoon.

    But since MWR doesn't have a third team for Moffitt and Vickers is returning to the Sprint Cup Series at Las Vegas, Moffitt didn't have a ride, making him an appealing option for Front Row Motorsports.

    Joe Nemechek drove the No. 34 car at Atlanta and was involved in a late-race crash with Greg Biffle and a host of others.

    Moffitt drove in seven Sprint Cup Series races in 2014 and before Atlanta, his highest finish was 22nd.

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  • Random Recap: The 2010 Shelby American

    Nick Bromberg at From The Marbles 13 hrs ago

    Welcome to Random Recaps, our new weekly feature at From The Marbles. In this space, we'll recap a race from the past at the track the where Sprint Cup Series is racing next.

    This week's race is the 2010 Shelby American. Need to know how Random Recap works? Click here.

    Jimmie Johnson scored his 49th career victory in the Shelby American with a 1.87 second win over Kevin Harvick.

    Hendrick Motorsports cars swept three of the top four positions as Jeff Gordon and Mark Martin finished third and fourth. The team's fourth car, Dale Earnhardt Jr., finished 16th. Will he ever win again? He has just one win since 2006.

    Johnson, the four-time defending Sprint Cup Series champion, led the final 17 laps after passing Gordon under green. Gordon, who dominated the race, had the lead after the race's final restart for 17 laps until Johnson snuck by. New four-time led just 18 laps all race while old four-time led 219 of the 267 circuits.

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  • ASU releases new rendering of Sun Devil Stadium renovations (Photo)

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 14 hrs ago

    Arizona State is moving ahead with renovations to Sun Devil Stadium and released an updated look at what the stadium will look like when the renovations are complete.

    According to the university, the changes to Sun Devil Stadium include the "'Double Inferno' upgraded student section, enhanced seating and legroom, more restrooms and concession options, technological upgrades, improved air and traffic flow through the venue, a connection to the surrounding landscape, additional premium seating options, and a new video board and sound system, among other new amenities."

    The first phase of the renovations is a new student section in the south end zone. It's expected to be complete in August before the 2015 season. The second phase of construction will begin after the 2015 season while the third phase will be done before the 2017 season.

    Sun Devil Stadium originally opened in 1958.

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  • Penn State could provide a nearly $5,000 cost of attendance stipend

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 15 hrs ago

    Penn State could be in an advantageous position vs. other Big Ten schools when it comes to the cost of attendance stipend.

    As part of the NCAA's autonomy reforms, schools in the Power Five conferences are allowed to provide stipends to cover the cost of attendance. Cost of attendance is tabulated by each school, and so there are some discrepancies from school to school for various reasons.

    Need an example? Just look at what PSU lists as the cost for miscellaneous expenses for a student vs. what other Big Ten schools do.From PennLive.com:

    Michigan State is last in the conference at less than $2,000 per student.

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  • Former WVU QB Clint Trickett starting coaching career

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 15 hrs ago

    Former West Virginia quarterback Clint Trickett wanted to become a coach when his playing days were over and it appears he didn't have to wait long to be one.

    Fox Sports reported Tuesday night that Trickett was set to be the quarterbacks coach at East Mississippi Community College. Trickett then confirmed the news on Twitter Wednesday afternoon. 

    Proud to officially be the QB coach at East Mississippi CC! Home of the 2011, 2013, & 2014 JUCO National Champions! Lets get to work #PR1DE

    Trickett was forced to retire from football in December after suffering five concussions in 14 months. In his career at Florida State and West Virginia, Trickett threw for 5.837 yards, 32 touchdowns and 21 interceptions.

    His father, Rick, is the offensive line coach at Florida State.

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  • Idaho eligible for postseason play in 2015

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 1 day ago

    Idaho says the bowl ban imposed on the football team because of poor APR scores has been lifted.

    The Vandals were inelgibile for postseason play in 2014 as a penalty for poor academic performance from 2009-2012. Both Idaho and UNLV were banned because of their low scores.

    In a revealing quote on Idaho's website, coach Paul Petrino had this to say:

    “It was a group effort,” Petrino said. “Everybody worked really hard.”

    The Idaho football website was also quick to point out that the team has accumulated a 2.55 GPA in Petrino's "four semesters" as head coach. According to the school the APR for the team is expected to be in the 960s this season. In 2011 and 2012, the team's score was below 900.

    The school will also receive the restoration of four hours a week in practice time if its APR scores are above 940.

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