Nick Bromberg

  • What we're thankful for in 2014

    Nick Bromberg at From The Marbles 1 day ago

    Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! We wanted to take some time and go through things that we were thankful for in 2014 when it came to racing. Think we're missing something? Add it in the comments below.

    • Madison Rising's incredlbly horrible national anthem at Daytona before the first Nationwide race of the season.

    • Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s immediate Twitter excellence. The man tweets like a thoughtful human being, and that's a monstrous compliment for someone of his status.

    • The overreactions to the new-format implications of Junior's fuel gamble at Las Vegas.We can all go back and shake our heads at all of it, right?

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  • Tennessee's Cameron Sutton says he blacks out 'from time to time'

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 2 days ago

    Tennessee defensive back Cameron Sutton missed some of Saturday's game against Missouri. The reason for his absence? Sutton blacked out on the field.

    Sutton, a sophomore, said he blacks out from time to time, but said Saturday was the first time it's ever happened on the field.

    "Just blacked out ... This is the first time it’d ever happened in a game," Sutton said. "They ran a couple things on the sideline just to make sure I was okay and was eager to get back out there and finish the rest of the game."

    He did return to finish the game.

    "From time to time, it may just happen throughout the course of the day I might black out, so just keep walking, like nothing ever happened," Sutton said. "Like I said, it’s the first time it ever happened during a game."

    Though he said the blackouts aren't an every day occurrence, they're apparently fairly regular.

    "It doesn’t happen every day but for the two seconds it does happen I just black out, come back and keep on goiing about my busines," Sutton said.

    For more Tennessee news,visit Volquest.com.

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  • Former Texas RB Joe Bergeron allegedly punched female in October

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 2 days ago

    Former Texas running back Joe Bergeron was dismissed in July by coach Charlie Strong for a violation of team rules and transferred to Texas A&M-Commerce.

    He was indefinitely suspended and missed a game on October 11 but returned to play the next week. According to a police report obtained by Fox Sports Southwest, Bergeron allegedly punched and slapped a female at a fraternity house on October 9.

    However, he is not facing any charges from the incident, and according to Texas A&M-Commerce athletic director Ryan Ivey, the school found the incident to not be as severe as the police report stated.

    Bergeron and the alleged victim met outside the Kappa Alpha house and the friends of both had been in an argument earlier in the evening. The woman asked Bergeron to find his friend, who she believe to be the cause of the disturbance, and leave the party.

    From FSSW:

    Bergeron turned away from the alleged victim and ignored further demands to leave. She then "flicked" Bergeron's hat. 

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  • Wisconsin keeping Paul Bunyan's Axe inside for Minnesota game

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 2 days ago

    The aftermath of last year's Minnesota-Wisconsin game was a little heated, so Wisconsin is taking some action to prevent a repeat of 2013.

    The two teams play for Paul Bunyan's Axe. Traditionally, the axe is kept on the sidelines and the winning team gets to claim the axe after the game and pretend to chop down the goalposts in celebration.

    In 2013, Wisconsin won at Minnesota. After "chopping" down the goalpost on one side of the field, Wisconsin went to do the same to the other, which was protected by Minnesota. A bit of a confrontation ensued. (Language in the video is NSFW)

    So this year, Wisconsin coach Gary Andersen said the axe will stay in the locker room until after the game.

    GA: Axe won't be kept on team sideline. Players can celebrate with trophy on field, but won't rush opponent's sideline at end of game

    Wisconsin has won 10 straight matchups and while Saturday's meeting is a battle of ranked teams, the Badgers are a 13.5 point favorite.

    For more Wisconsin news, visit BadgerBlitz.com.

    For more Minnesota news,visit GopherIllustrated.com.

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  • Here's the Taiwanese animation take on Samaje Perine's record (Video)

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 3 days ago

    This may be the best college football animation parody yet.

    Here's the Taiwanese Animators' take on Samaje Perine's record-breaking day on Saturday. Perine rushed for 427 yards, breaking Melvin Gordon's week-old record that he had set against Nebraska.

    It's hard to watch the video and not laugh, especially the part about the bad punt snap for Kansas. And if the person with the cameo at the end of the video breaks the rushing record on Saturday, well, that's the fastest recovery to an ACL injury we've ever seen.

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  • FSU's Derrick Mitchell Jr. was in library at time of shooting

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 3 days ago

    Florida State defensive tackle Derrick Mitchell Jr.  was in the library early Thursday morning during the shooting on FSU's campus.

    Mitchell was working on a group project and was about to leave when he said he decided to wait for the others in his group.

    From the Tallahassee Democrat:

    "Something told me to turn around, wait for the other group members, and we all can walk out together," Mitchell said. "And I turned around and I waited. And thank God I waited those extra minutes because I was right there.

    "If I would have walked out two minutes earlier, I would have been right there in the line of fire."

    Three were wounded in the incident and the gunman was killed by Florida State police.

    Mitchell said he never saw the gunman but that he heard the shots and saw wounded library worker Nathan Scott warning others about what had happened. He had originally thought a bookshelf had fallen.

    “I was probably 10 feet from where he laid down at.”

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  • Georgia Southern guaranteed part of Sun Belt but needs a bowl waiver

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 3 days ago

    Georgia Southernis guaranteed at least a share of the Sun Belt Conference title after Lousiana-Lafayette's loss. But it's very likely the Eagles won't be going to a bowl.

    At 8-3 and 7-0 in the Sun Belt, Georgia Southern is already two games above the bowl-eligibility threshold with a game to play. The number of wins isn't the issue. It's GSU's newbie status as a member of the Sun Belt.

    It's Georgia Southern's first year playing at the  FBS level and the Eagles are officially classified as a transtional team (Remember, the upset of Florida in 2013 happened as GSU was in the FCS). By rule, transitional teams are ineligible for postseason play. To get to a bowl, the Eagles would need a waiver. And in October, Georgia Southern athletic director Tom Kleinlein called the possibility of a waiver "slim."

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  • This Virginia fan and his fake goose enjoyed win over Miami

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 3 days ago

    When you've had a long, fun-filled day in college and your team is in the midst of a blowout victory, you need to let goose, er, let loose in the fourth quarter.

    As Virginia played Journey over the loudspeakers at the stadium Saturday night, this Virginia fan sang along as loud as he could, even without a microphone. Why? Because he had a fake goose. We all wish we could go on stage with a goose.

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  • Center judge deemed contact by Jameis Winston to be insignificant

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 3 days ago

    The ACC said Sunday that the contact Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston made with an official during Saturday's game against Boston Collegewas believed to be incidental and insignificant by the center judge who Winston contacted.

    "The center judge's positioning, which was due to the experimental year of having an eighth official, combined with the late substitution and by rule the need to allow the defense to matchup, led to contact between himself and the player," ACC coordinator of officials Doug Rhoads said in a statement. "The official believed the contact was incidental and insignificant and did not rise to the level of unsportsmanlike conduct and automatic disqualification."

    If you haven't seen the incident, here it is. According to the NCAA rulebook, intentionable and forcible contact with an official is punishable with a 15-yard penalty and ejection. Winston was not flagged on the play.

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  • Hawaii scores touchdown with no time left to beat UNLV (Video)

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 4 days ago

    There was drama in Hawaii while you slept.

    Trailing 35-31 with a second left, Hawaii had time for one more play against UNLV from the Rebels' 20-yard-line. Ikaika Woolsey dropped back to pass and found Marcus Kemp just inside the goal line.

    It was close, as you can see, but Kemp was indeed inside the end zone before he was pushed out by the defender. The plays was upheld upon review and the Warriors won 37-35.

    It's a great way to end the home season for Hawaii too. The Warriors, at 4-8, aren't going to a bowl game (neither is 2-10 UNLV) and play at Fresno State to end the year on Saturday.

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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!

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