- Nick Bromberg at From The Marbles2 hrs ago
A grand jury began hearing testimony on Tuesday in the case involving Tony Stewart and Kevin Ward Jr.
Stewart struck and killed Ward on August 9 at Canandaigua Motorsports Park, a dirt track in upstate New York. Stewart and Ward were racing together when Ward hit the wall. Ward exited his vehicle to confront Stewart's car and was struck by the right rear tire.
The RochesterDemocrat and Chronicle reported that the testimony began and Chuck Hebing, who was in the race with Stewart and Ward, confirmed he was called to testify. However, Hebing declined to discuss the matter further.
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday3 hrs ago
Former Michigan QB Michael Taylor didn't hold back on the radio in Detroit on Tuesday.
Taylor, who played QB for Michigan from 1986-1989 and won conference championships in his final two seasons, was on WMGC-FM and talked about everything from Michigan's coaching situation to the "miscommunication"that resulted in a promotion on Michigan's campus that gave away tickets to Saturday's game against Minnesota with the purchase of two Coca-Cola products.
Michigan is 2-2 after being shut out to Notre Dame on the road and losing to Utah at home.
- Nick Bromberg at From The Marbles5 hrs ago
Sprint Cup Series cars are going to be a little slower next season.
Mind you, you won't be able to tell with the naked eye. You'll only know through scoring monitors and posted speeds, but the spate of track records that have been set throughout 2014's qualifying sessions are going to be unattainable.
In an effort to make better racing, NASCAR announced that Cup cars will have less horsepower and downforce in 2015.
The engines in Cup cars now turn out an estimated (but not regulated) 900 HP. Next season, through the use of a tapered spacer, horsepower will be down to 725. A tapered spacer, which is used in the Nationwide and Camping World Truck Series engines, helps choke off the flow of air to the engine, throttling power.
Spoilers on the cars will be reduced from the current eight inches to six and radiator pans will be five inches smaller (to 38 inches). Combine that with a 50 pound decrease in minimum weight, and the cars will produce less downforce.
- Nick Bromberg at From The Marbles8 hrs ago
1. Brad Keselowski (LW: 1): Kes gets to keep the top spot because of his bounceback after hitting the wall on lap 195. Thanks to a fuel-only pit stop on the next caution, Keselowski was in position to take the lead for 41 more laps before ultimately falling back and finishing seventh after a couple other perilous moments on the inside of other cars. If, for some crazy reason, you had reservations about the No. 2 team's effort in Chase races two and three with advancement guaranteed, those reservations are gone.
2. Joey Logano (LW: 4): Logano now has the second-most wins in the Cup Series behind the man (and teammate) in front of him. You could tell how serious Logano was about wanting to win a race at New Hampshire the way he did on Sunday. While his first career race win isn't illegitimate, the fact that he immediately referenced winning Sunday straight up versus what happened in 2009 was telling. You can't call Sunday, or Logano's title chances, fluky.
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday10 hrs ago
David Cornwell, a lawyer advising Florida State QB Jameis Winston's family, tweeted Monday morning that he was going to tell Florida State that Winston would cooperate with the school's Title IX investigation.
The school is investigating Winston after the allegations of sexual assault against him in December 2012 by a woman who was a student at Florida State at the time. By Title IX rule, the school is required to investigate all cases of alleged sexual assault.
Today, wIll advise FSU that JW will cooperate with Title 9 investigation. Looks forward to clearing his name.
The investigation had previously been suspended. In April, theDepartment of Education opened an investigation into Florida State's handling of the case to see if the school had violated Title IX protocol. Winston had reportedly been questioned in January where he declined to offer much, if any, information.
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday11 hrs ago
Brian Baucham, a former USC CB, is suing the school and former coach Lane Kiffin as he claims he was forced to play in a game while already ill.
The lawsuit was filed Monday in a Los Angeles circuit court. Baucham played for USC from 2008-2012. He was academically ineligible in 2011 as a redshirt junior and played four games in 2012 with six tackles. The fourth game of the season was against Cal, the game that Baucham references in the lawsuit. He didn't play again the rest of the season.
Baucham claims he suffered ''cardiopulmonary damage'' and ''brain injury with neurocognitive deficits'' after he played against California at the Coliseum on Sept. 22, 2012. Baucham's lawsuit claims he was ill and dehydrated before the game, but was ''forced'' to play by Kiffin.
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday12 hrs ago
Is Georgia Tech setting up its students for Star Wars showdown against Georgia at the end of the season?
The Yellow Jackets are asking all fans to wear white for its home game on October 4 aganst Miami. As part of the all-white promotion, five students have the chance to win "authentic" stormtrooper helmets.
To be eligible, students have to claim a ticket for the game and go to the game. The five helmets will be given away after the game. This website, which claims to make Star Wars stormtrooper costumes from the original maker and original molds sells stormtrooper helmets for approximately $500.
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday12 hrs ago
Former Michigan WR Csont'e York pled guilty to two assault charges as part of a plea deal on Monday.
York, who was captured on surveillance video punching a man outside an Ann Arbor, Mich., bar, pled guilty to a charge of aggravated assault and a charge of assault and battery per MLive.com. Because he pled guilty to those two charges, a charge of assault and battery was dropped.
York was dismissed from the Michigan football team in August. He is now enrolled at Toledo.
York punched the man, who lost a tooth and suffered a broken jaw from the punch per the police report, on July 18. Per the report, York said the man was confronting a friend and he became nervous and therefore punched him.
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday23 hrs ago
A promotion spotted on Michigan's campus offering two free tickets to Saturday's Minnesota-Michigan game with the purchase of two Coca-Cola products has been canceled because of what the school terms a "miscommunication."
A sign advertising the deal was first spotted by a member of the Michigan Daily, the university's student paper.
Yes, this is real. $150 face value for $3. pic.twitter.com/CFDfSuxgEm
After the tweet was shared throughout Twitter and the rest of the internet, Michigan issued a statement to MLive.com.
"Coke is a great partner of ours and had purchased a limited block of tickets for the Minnesota game for a Coke retail activation aimed at Michigan students," the athletic department wrote in a statement to MLive on Monday night. "Due to a miscommunication in the approval process, this promotion should not have run as is. As a result, it is being pulled immediately. However, all purchases to date will be honored by Coke."
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday2 days ago
For Demarcus Robinson's sake, let's hope this was an accidental retweet.
Per SB Nation's Alligator Army, Robinson, a Florida WR, retweeted a tweet asking Twitter users if they wanted to see a new QB at Florida. QB Jeff Driskel was 9-28 passing for 93 yards a touchdown and two interceptions on Saturday in a 42-21 loss to Alabama.
Oh boy. pic.twitter.com/7O8efjdH4Z
The retweet is no longer on his account. Robinson must have quickly recognized his social media mistake because this tweet is on his page from after the time when the retweet would have happened.
Robinson is Florida's leading receiver. He has 23 catches for 353 yards and three TDs. His reception total is almost double the total of Clay Burton, Florida's second-leading receiver (12).