Nick Bromberg

  • North Carolina says it has received an NCAA Notice of Allegations

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 11 hrs ago

    North Carolina announced Friday that it has received the NCAA’s notice of allegations. The NOA stems from an NCAA re-investigation into the widespread academic fraud allegations at the university.

    “We take these allegations very seriously, and we will carefully evaluate them to respond within the NCAA’s 90-day deadline,” a joint statement from chancellor Carol Folt and athletic director Bubba Cunningham said. “The University will publicly release the NCAA’s notice as soon as possible. The notice is lengthy and must be prepared for public dissemination to ensure we protect privacy rights as required by federal and state law. When that review for redactions is complete, the University will post the notice on the Carolina Commitment website and notify the news media. When we respond to the NCAA’s allegations, we will follow this same release process.

    The team was also forced to vacate wins from the 2008 and 2009 seasons.

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  • RB Keith Ford transferring to Texas A&M

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 14 hrs ago

    Keith Ford is going from one current Big 12 school to a former one.

    The former Oklahoma running back is transferring to Texas A&M. He'll have to sit out the 2015 season but will have two seasons of eligibility left after.

    “I’m going to Aggieland,” Ford told 247 Sports Thursday evening. “It feels great. When I went up there today you could really tell how much time they put into their player’s futures. They care about you getting your degree as much as your success on the field. What really helped me come to my decision was when I sat down with Coach (Kevin) Sumlin. It didn’t sound like it was rehearsed or anything. He was just talking to me man-to-man and laid out his expectations for me. He also wanted me to believe in him. After I heard all of that I was like, ‘Yea, I’m coming here.’ I can't wait to get up there."

    Running backs coach Cale Gundy was moved to inside receivers and Jay Boulware became the team's running backs coach.

    Ford was a four-star running back in the class of 2013 and the No. 7 running back in the country.

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  • Matt Kenseth wins pole for Coca-Cola 600

    Nick Bromberg at From The Marbles 1 day ago

    Matt Kenseth is starting first in Sunday's Coca-Cola 600.

    It's Kenseth's first pole at Charlotte Motor Speedway, and it's on the 15th anniversary of his first win. The 2003 champion's first race win was the 2000 Coca-Cola 600.

    Kenseth won the pole earlier in the season at Bristol. He won that race too, leading 47 of the race's laps.

    Joey Logano will start second and Kenseth's Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Carl Edwards was third. Greg Biffle and Denny Hamlin, another JGR car, round out the top five.

    Kevin Harvick and Tony Stewart were the two fastest cars in round two, however they didn't get great laps in the final round. Harvick starts eighth while Stewart will start 12th.

    Brad Keselowski was sixth and David Ragan was seventh. Kyle Larson, Martin Truex Jr. and Austin Dillon will start in 9th, 10th and 11th respectively.

    Five cars missed the race. They were Jeb Burton, Jeff Green, Mike Bliss, Travis Kvapil and Brendan Gaughan.

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  • Jeff Gordon to join Fox's NASCAR coverage in 2016

    Nick Bromberg at From The Marbles 1 day ago

    Jeff Gordon's move to Fox full-time in 2016 is now official.

    The four-time Sprint Cup Series champion announced Thursday afternoon that he would be a part of the network's Sprint Cup race coverage in 2016. He'll be an analyst in the broadcast booth, replacing Larry McReynolds and joining analyst Darrell Waltrip and play-by-play announcer Mike Joy.

    "Jeff is not only a champion but an icon of a racing generation," Fox Sports president Eric Shanks said in a statement."We are thrilled he has chosen to become a part of the Fox Sports family and pair his experience with Darrell. Each is credited with helping elevate NASCAR to the popularity it attained in his respective era, and alongside Mike Joy, this duo will treat fans to unmatched insights each and every week."

    McReynolds will move to the infield with Chris Myers and Michael Waltrip for Fox's race coverage.

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  • Happy Hour: Prepping for the greatest day in racing

    Nick Bromberg at From The Marbles 1 day 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.

    Oh baby, it's the best racing day of the year.

    Yeah, yeah, yeah, it's also one of the best weekends of the year. And there's nothing like spending one of the first warm weekends of the year outside doing fun things. So why don't you just take your TV outside and watch the Monaco Grand Prix, Indianapolis 500 and Coca-Cola 600 from the patio? Multi-tasking!

    1,268 miles of racing may be daunting at times when it's 3 p.m. and you realize you've got another race to watch, but naps exist for a reason. Couple the racing with NBA and NHL playoff action, baseball in full swing (in KC we have the Royals hosting the Cardinals, a matchup of the two best teams in baseball) and it's a fantastic sports weekend. Dare we make the proclamation that it could be better than May 2? Because we're doing it.

    (How cool would it be if the winner of Sunday night's race donated his race-winnings check in honor of the soldier on his car?)

    PJ is doing this to troll me.

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  • Syracuse says it didn't change the status of No. 44 on Tuesday

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 1 day ago

    Perhaps Syracuse has confused itself when it comes to the No. 44 jersey. Or, at the very least, confused a lot of us.

    A day after having a ceremony around the number worn by Jim Brown, Ernie Davis and Floyd Little, the school issued a statement about the number on Wednesday.

    "Yesterday's announcement was simply a reiteration of that commitment and another opportunity to celebrate the great accomplishments of those who have worn the number with Syracuse pride and honor," Syracuse Senior Vice President for Public Affairs Kevin Quinn said in an email to Syracuse.com. "The retired #44 jersey will continue in its place of honor at Dome — as a symbol of past glories and future successes."

    After all, Syracuse tweeted this:

    It's back pic.twitter.com/gZAXOztdwd

    Makes it look like the No. 44 would be back on the roster, right?

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  • Boise State game against Washington unavailable via single-game tickets

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 1 day ago

    Chris Petersen's return to Boise State is only available to season-ticket holders.

    The Broncos' home-opener is against Washington and the school will not be selling single-game tickets to the game on Sept. 4.

    From the Idaho Press-Tribune:

    “We need to reward our season ticket holders,” Boise State athletic director Mark Coyle told the Idaho Press-Tribune. “If you’re a season ticket holder for Boise State, you can order as many Washington tickets as you want. The only criteria is that you have to be a season ticket holder. Our goal is that we want to create more value in our season ticket.”

    There is no limit on the number of additional tickets to the game a season-ticket holder can buy. So if you want to go to the game and that game alone, better find a friend who has season tickets. The extra tickets to the game go on sale June 1.

    Or, at the very least, make Washington fans who do want to go pay a premium on the secondary market and make some Boise fans a little money in the process.

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  • Southern Miss WRs arrested, charged with armed robbery and more

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 1 day ago

    Southern Mississippi wide receivers James Cox and Kyle Foster were arrested Wednesday morning on multiple charges, including armed robbery.

    The two players were arrested in connection to an alleged incident at a residential complex and officially charged with armed robbery, burglary of an occupied dwelling and kidnapping.

    "We have been made aware of the situation and we are continuing to gather information at this time," Southern Miss spokesperson Jack Duggan said in a prepared statement to the Hattiesburg American.

    The Hattiesburg Police Department didn't provide any details on the charges to the American. The alleged incident happened before 7 a.m. Wednesday morning and the players were booked into jail at approximately 6:30 p.m.

    Cox had 15 catches for 219 yards and two touchdowns last year. Foster had 15 catches for 168 yards. Cox, from Tuscaloosa, Ala., is set to be a junior in 2015. Foster is to be a senior and transferred from Dodge City Community College before the 2014 season.

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  • Cook, Isaac, Labonte, Smith and Turner make 2016 NASCAR Hall of Fame class

    Nick Bromberg at From The Marbles 2 days ago

    Jerry Cook, Bobby Isaac, Terry Labonte, Bruton Smith and Curtis Turner are the 2016 inductees into the NASCAR Hall of Fame.

    The five will be inducted into the Hall of Fame in January. They were chosen from a pool of 20 candidates on Wednesday and five candidates will take the inductees' place in the pool for consideration into the 2017 class. 

    Smith was the leading vote-getter with 68 percent of the vote. Labonte was second with 61 percent, and Turner was third at 60 percent. Both Cook (47 percent) and Isaac (44 percent) got less than half of the available votes, speaking to the lack of voter consensus among this year's nominees. 

    Jerry Cook: Perhaps the most unrecognizable name for casual NASCAR fans, Cook won six NASCAR modified titles. He also won four in a row from 1974-1977. He retired in 1982 and became the series director of the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour in 1985. He is a competition administrator for NASCAR. He's also a member of the NASCAR Hall of Fame voting panel, but he, along with Robert Yates, was recused from the voting since he was a nominee.

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  • Harbaugh to meet with students regarding American Sniper tweet

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 2 days ago

    Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh will meet with a small group of Muslim students next Wednesday after the controversy at the school surrounding the movie 'American Sniper.'

    The movie was scheduled to be shown at Michigan in April as part of a movie series for students. After the movie was announced, a petition was created criticizing what some felt were anti-Muslim sentiments in the movie.

    Following the backlash, the movie was canceled and, amidst the backlash to the backlash, eventually reinstated with another viewing option made available to the (optional) viewing of American Sniper. During the time the movie was called off, Harbaugh made the following tweet.

    Michigan Football will watch "American Sniper"! Proud of Chris Kyle & Proud to be an American & if that offends anybody then so be it!

    From The College Fix:

    A few hours after Mekkaoui sent the email, it was retracted and replaced with a different message.

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