Nick Bromberg

  • Meyer: Miller seems 'extremely happy and excited' for 2015 at OSU

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 34 mins ago

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    Urban Meyer isn't expecting quarterback Braxton Miller to leave Ohio State.

    Here's what the Buckeyes coach said on the Dan Patrick Show on Tuesday when he was asked about the transfer speculation surrounding his senior quarterback. Miller could be eligible to play immediately at another school as a graduate transfer if he wanted to find somewhere else to play.

    "That surfaced in January and I asked him and he said 'absolutely not' and obviously young people, anyone is allowed to change their mind," Meyer said. "I have not heard it, I did not ask him, one of our strength coaches did and he said I don't know where that's coming from. So I would say Braxton is staying is all indications that I'm getting. And all I can go by is -- I don't go by hearsay, I just talk to the people involved and he seems to be extremely happy and excited for 2015 as a Buckeye."

    "We can't name one today," Meyer said. "Cardale went through spring practice, Braxton we're getting him healthy and J.T., we're getting him healthy. And J.T. did a lot of work as well. We have three viable guys."

  • Power Rankings: Who's our No. 1 this week?

    Nick Bromberg at From The Marbles 1 hr 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): If Johnson made a nice recovery last week, what was it this week? After starting 36th, Johnson immediately worked his way through the field. He got some slight damage on the nose of his car from that march to the front and lost time on pit road as his team fixed the damage with tape. Then the march began again. He ended up finishing third, one spot behind the man just behind him in the Power Rankings standings.

    3. Kurt Busch (LW: 4): If you're predicting the Chase's final four today, are you putting Kurt Busch in it? We are. Along with Harvick, Logano and Johnson. Will the final four be like that? Oh, probably not, because we're terrible at predictions. But it was only a matter of time before Busch made it to victory lane this season, and we're thinking he may make another trip or two before the Chase begins.

    The DNF: Tony Stewart

    Dropped Out: Aric Almirola

  • LB Marcquis Roberts says he's transferring to Kansas

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 3 hrs ago

    Kansas picked up another big transfer on Monday.

    Former South Carolina LB Marcquis Roberts posted to Facebook that he was heading to Kansas.

    Thank you to all the schools that wanted me to join their school. It feels like a 2nd chance. I will be playing football and working towards my master at Kansas university. Blessed beyond belief.

    Roberts was a fourth-year sophomore in 2014. If he has his undergraduate degree from South Carolina, he'll be eligible to play immediately at KU. Otherwise he'll have to sit out a season.

    He's played two seasons in four years at USC because of injuries. He got a medical redshirt in 2011 because of a shoulder injury and missed 2012 because of a knee injury.

    He played in all 13 games for the Gamecocks in 2013 and had 48 tackles. In 13 games in 2014 he had 31 tackles. He joins Texas A&M transfer LaQuivonte Gonzalez as a new member of the Jayhawks. Gonzalez, who came to Texas A&M when new Kansas coach David Beaty was an assistant with the Aggies,tweeted he was heading to KU on Sunday.

  • Michael Waltrip Racing makes David Ragan move official

    Nick Bromberg at From The Marbles 4 hrs ago

    David Ragan's move to the No. 55 of Michael Waltrip Racing is official.

    The team announced the move Tuesday morning. Ragan will move from the No. 18 at Joe Gibbs Racing to the No. 55 at Kansas Speedway on May 9 and finish the year with the team. News of the possible move was first reported Friday.

    “Life has thrown a lot at MWR the first part of this racing season, but our team has stood tall and worked through it,” Waltrip said in a statement. “Our original plans for the No. 55 team have been challenged since December and we felt it was important for our employees and our sponsors to solidify the remainder of the 2015 season. The opportunity to bring David Ragan into the team is incredible for a number of reasons. He will bring experience, consistency and a lot of confidence based on how he has been running with our Toyota teammates at Joe Gibbs Racing. He also puts the No. 55 team and Aaron’s right back into the Chase for the Sprint Cup contention, which is a very positive turn of events for that team."

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  • Former Tennessee DL Dewayne Hendrix tweets he's going to Pitt

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 4 hrs ago

    New Pitt coach Pat Narduzzi got a potential impact transfer Monday as former Tennessee DE Dewayne Hendrix tweeted he was going to be a Panther.

    I would thank all the schools that showed interested in me. I am eager to begin the next stage of my college career at Pitt !!!

    Hendrix left Tennessee in December. He told the Chattanooga Times Free-Press in December that he wasn't happy with his situation with the Volunteers. He'll be eligible to play at Pitt in 2016.

    "I just wasn't happy," he said. "I was happy with my playing time, I just didn't like it here. Just my relationship with the coaches and how they talk to people. It just kept getting worse as the season went on."

    He played in seven games in 2014 and had two tackles.

    Former Tennessee quarterback Nathan Peterman had previously transferred to Pitt.

    For more Pitt news, visit Panther-Lair.com.

  • WR Devin Lucien is heading to Arizona State

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 5 hrs ago

    Former UCLA WR Devin Lucien is staying in the Pac-12.

    The former Bruin has signed with Arizona State. The Sun Devils were mentioned as a likely destination when news of his transfer broke in March. And now it's official.

    From ASUDevils.com:

    "I committed yesterday and signed my paperwork today," Lucien said. "The relationship I have with Berco (ASU quarterback Mike Bercovici)… that is my guy, the need they have at the receiver position and me being a great fit there is why I decided to go there. I'm ready to come in and play right away, and the caches felt the same way so everything was mutual.

    He's a graduate transfer, so he'll be eligible to play immediately. And he may have a chance to play more at Arizona State than he would at UCLA. Lucien (29 catches for 225 yards in 2014) was third on UCLA's team in catches and sixth in yards; all five of the players ahead of him in the yardage column are back in 2015.

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  • UCLA student rep candidate gets tackled by Myles Jack (Video)

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 1 day ago

    If you've ever wondered what would happen if a football player tackled someone running for office, here's your chance to have the question answer.

    Danny Siegel is running for student representative at UCLA. And as part of a new campaign video, he went out on the football field and took a hit over the middle from UCLA linebacker Myles Jack.

    Jack didn't (visibly) take it easy on him either. That's not a soft form tackle.

    Yeah, there's a mat where the hit took place, but if you watch closely, Siegel doesn't even land on it. It didn't serve any purpose whatsoever of softening the blow. If Siegel was a glutton for punishment he could have then tried to tackle Jack, who has doubled as a running back in his UCLA career. Though we're guessing he was just fine taking that hit and calling it good.

    We're not normally swayed by campaign videos, but if we were a UCLA student, this one would seriously make us consider our vote.

    For more UCLA news, visit BruinSportsReport.com.

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  • Tony Stewart's solid run ends with a spin

    Nick Bromberg at From The Marbles 1 day ago

    There are still 17 races to go before the Chase, so it's a bit early to be making proclamations. However, it may be safe to say that Tony Stewart is clearly in a position where he'll have to win to make the Chase.

    A week after finishing a season-best sixth at Bristol, Stewart ran for most of the day in the top 15 at Richmond. However, his hopes for a good finish took a nosedive when he made contact with Dale Earnhardt Jr. on lap 358.

    Junior and Stewart hit in the tri-oval as the No. 88 was outside of Stewart's car. The right front of Stewart's car hit the left rear of Junior's, and as Stewart went to correct after the contact, his car went spinning into turn one.

    Junior said he wasn't sure what happened.

    "I don't know, you'll have to ask him," Junior said. "He he hit me in the left rear quarterpanel. I was trying to clear the 51 on the outside of me so I was as high as I could go. You're going to have to ask him."

    According to Fox, Stewart declined comment after the race. Cameras captured him flinging his helmet and HANS device into his hauler.

    He finished 41st, his fifth finish of 30th or worse this season.

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  • Kurt Busch dominates for win at Richmond

    Nick Bromberg at From The Marbles 1 day ago

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    Kurt Busch is likely going to be utilizing his waiver to get into the Chase.

    Busch, who missed the first three races of the season because of an idefinite NASCAR suspension, won Sunday's rain-delayed race at Richmond, his first in over a season.

    "It's an incredible feeling," Busch said in victory lane. "It's a total team effort. The way everything came together it just seemed like we were building and building and building toward a great finish like this ... It's an unbelievable feeling when you pull deep from within, you go through troubles. When you're accused of something and things go sideways, your personal life doesn't need to affect your business life and I'm here in victory lane."

    As soon as he got in the car at Phoenix, he was fast, much like he was fast at Richmond. Busch took the lead for the first time in Sunday's race at lap 94 and stayed near the front the rest of the way, leading 291 of the race's 400 laps. Or, if you prefer, 291 of the race's 307 laps since he first took the lead.

    Yeah, Busch had a damn good car.

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  • DB Jalen Collins reportedly failed 'multiple' drug tests at LSU

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 2 days ago

    Could Jalen Collins' draft position be affected by failed drug tests?

    According to NFL.com's Albert Breer, the former LSU defensive back failed "multiple" drug tests while a member of the Tigers.

    1) Changing attitudes towards drugs? LSU CB Jalen Collins is a test case. Had multiple failed tests in college, per sources with 4 teams.

    It's not hard to immediately see that an LSU defensive back has failed drug tests and wonder about Tyrann Mathieu. However, "multiple" could simply be two instead of the at least ten that Mathieu reportedly once said he failed while in college.

    Collins was a major contributor to LSU's secondary in 2014. He played in all of the Tigers' 13 games and had 38 tackles and an interception. He's considered to be a likely early round pick in the NFL draft, which begins Thursday.

    For more LSU news, visit Tigerbait.com.

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