Nick Bromberg at From The Marbles 9 mins ago
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Kevin Harvick had a big celebratory burnout in his car after he dominated Sunday's race at Dover. Was it a little too exultory?
Harvick burned the rear tires off the car and the back of the car hit the wall while he was celebrating. Harvick said Tuesday that he didn't have any idea that his car hit the wall.
“I don’t even remember actually hitting the wall. I remember the tires blowing out, but I don’t know if I actually hit the wall," Harvick said via NBC Sports.
Some drivers weren't buying that Harvick didn't have any idea he hit the wall. Kyle Busch sarcastically noted that when you're doing a burnout you can't see where you are. According to NBC, he then gave a wink afterwards.
Following the race, Denny Hamlin's crew chief Dave Rogers noted to Motorsport.com how Harvick's car had hit the wall.
And yes, Keselowski said he's done it himself.
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Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 1 hr ago
Texas may not be going to court over the lawsuit with Oklahoma State.
According to HornsDigest.com,Texas has started the process of settling the $600,000 suit. The suit is part of a contract dispute with Oklahoma State and current Texas assistant coach Joe Wickline. The school brought the suit against Wickline as part of a breach of contract claim.
Wickline left his post at Oklahoma State and went to Texas when Charlie Strong was hired before the 2014 season. As part of his contract, he had to be the primary play-caller at his new employer, otherwise he owed the university a buyout.
Perrin said Saturday he was reading pleadings in the case. And on Monday, sources said, Ohlendorf reached out to Ok State attorneys about their willingness to settle.
The suit is expected to be settled for roughly $300,000 by the end of the month, sources said.
Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 2 hrs ago
Rowan kicker Tyler Nighton made up for his bad extra point attempt against Christopher Newport on Saturday.
As you can see from the video below, the game wasn't exactly being played in dry conditions. Nighton's kick barely got any air time and sailed into the back of his offensive line. It stalled as soon as it hit the turf, so like a free throw shooter chasing after his own rebound, Nighton went and got the ball.
It's a bit impossible to describe what happened next, other than it was a giant scrum of 22 players.
Nighton got in for the two-point conversion. The score gave Rowan a five-point lead in the fourth quarter and the team won 14-9.
The play won play of the week in Division III. It's impressive, no doubt, but we're wondering if it's more impressive than the interception that Ithaca's Skyler Kauf had over the weekend. Our initial reaction is that the pick is better. What do you think?
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Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 3 hrs ago
Oklahoma State is going to be without a longtime starter for the rest of the 2015 season.
Linebacker Ryan Simmons said on his Instagram page Tuesday night that he had torn an MCL and PCL and will need surgery for the injuries.
Simmons has started every game for Oklahoma State since the 2013 season began. The Cowboys' starting middle linebacker in 2015, Simmons had 14 tackles in five games this season and is considered one of OSU's main leaders.
According to NewsOK.com, Simmons will be replaced at MLB by Chad Whitener. The Cal transfer had nine tackles against Kansas State on Saturday. Oklahoma State beat the Wildcats 36-34.
Whitener had a scholarship at Cal and transferred to Oklahoma State as a walk-on. He was awarded a scholarship at OSU before the 2015 season started.
For more Oklahoma State news, visit O-StateIllustrated.com.
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Nick Bromberg at From The Marbles 1 day 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 firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll try to have some fun.
1. Kevin Harvick (LW: NR): How do you go from not ranked to the top in a week? Lead 355 laps and win the race. Harvick became the second win-and-in-when-there-was-no-alternative driver in the brief history of this Chase format. And you know that NASCAR officials are hoping this becomes an occurrence that happens every year now. What Harvick did on Sunday was freaking impressive. He's going to be the favorite for the title as his team won't keep putting itself in bad positions with fast cars.
4. Carl Edwards (LW: 4): The most dramatic part of Edwards' race came when Kurt Busch's car slid in fluid coming on to pit road and rammed into the back of Edwards. The No. 19 had some slight bumper damage but that was about it. Edwards ended up finishing 15th and conceded the title of "most points in the third round among winless drivers" to Joey Logano.
The Mississippi State career of Kendrick Market is over.
Coach Dan Mullen said the senior safety tore his left ACL in the team's Saturday 30-17 loss to Texas A&M. Market isn't eligible for a medical redshirt because the injury happened in the team's fifth game of the year. He had played in four of them.
“Unfortunately that’s probably his last play of his career,” Mullen said Monday via the Jackson Clarion-Ledger.“It’s a shame. You never know what it’s going to end. He's a young man that’s done so much.”
Market had 23 tackles in 2015. He's currently sixth on the team in tackles.
"All the safeties’ roles are going to have to increase,” Mullen said. “He’s a guy that you wanted to play every snap of the game and everybody else rotate.”
Mississippi State, 3-2, plays Troy on Saturday before playing Louisiana Tech on October 17. The Bulldogs then have five SEC games to close out the season.
For more Mississippi State news, visit BulldogBlitz.com.
Kansas is going to be starting a true freshman quarterback against Baylor.
The Jayhawks announced Monday that Montell Cozart, the team's starter at the beginning of the season, is out indefinitely. Backup quarterback Deondre Ford is out for the season.
QB Montell Cozart out indefinitely with shoulder sprain; QB Deondre Ford out for year with torn ligaments in his thumb, KU announces.
The attrition leaves freshman Ryan Willis as the team's starting quarterback. Willis has attempted 18 passes in 2015 and completed eight. He has 100 yards passing and no touchdowns or interceptions.
Cozart is 66-of-105 passing for 752 yards, 2 touchdowns and an interception. Ford is 11-of-23 passing for 132 yards and an interception. Cozart is also the Jayhawks' second-leading rusher. He has 113 rushing yards and a touchdown.
Cozart was named the team's starting quarterback because Michael Cummings was injured during the Jayhawks' spring game. Cummings suffered a torn left ACL.
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As Texas copes with the aftermath of its blowout loss to TCU, Longhorn players are searching for causes and solutions. Searches of a similar vein for struggling teams are nothing new. But in the case of 1-4 Texas, the issues within the Longhorn team are playing out publicly.
Saturday, freshman DB Kris Boyd retweeted a joke from a Texas A&M fan at halftime of the TCU game. Boyd apologized for the tweet on Sunday. According to one of his teammates, the team felt disrespected.
Duke Thomas on Boyd's halftime retweet: "When he did that, everyone felt disrespected. ... He didn't think anything was wrong with it."
After the game, Texas coach Charlie Strong said no player should have been on his phone at halftime.
Haines on Texas teammates: "People need to grow up and take things more seriously. A lot of people aren't preparing."
Haines on young players: "They just want to go out and play the game on Saturday. They don't want to put in the work on (the other days)."
And wide receiver DeAndre McNeal pitched in as well.
The injury that Michigan LB Mario Ojemudia suffered against Maryland is season-ending.
According to coach Jim Harbaugh, Ojemudia has an Achilles injury. Ojemudia is a senior, so his college career is over.
Through the first five games of the season, Ojemudia was Michigan's third-leading tackler. He'll finish the season with 19 tackles, six for loss and two sacks. He was Michigan's starting Buck LB and senior Royce Jenkins-Stone is the next man up on Michigan's depth chart.
"It's hard to replace a guy like Mario, obviously the way he plays, how he gets his job done, but the greatest thing about football, you've got somebody working just as hard, pushing right behind you trying to take your spot and makes you better," linebacker Joe Bolden told the Detroit News. "I think we'll have somebody who will get in there and get the job done."
Ojemudia had 37 tackles and 3.5 sacks in 2014 through 11 games.
For more Michigan news, visit TheWolverine.com.
Drew Lock will get a chance to lead the Missouri Tigers to an upset over No. 11 Florida.
Lock started in place of suspended quarterback Maty Mauk on Saturday against South Carolina. He'll get a second start on Saturday as Mauk will remain suspended for the game.
Multiple sources confirmed that #Mizzou QB Maty Mauk's suspension will continue through the Florida game on Saturday.
Mauk, along with offensive lineman Malik Cuellar, was suspended before the game against South Carolina. The reason for his suspension has not been revealed and been termed a violation of team policies.
Before the suspension, some Missouri fans were calling for Lock, a true freshman, to become the starter after Lock was seeing limited playing time in Missouri's first four games. Just like in 2014, Mauk was completing a low percentage of his passes and also had four interceptions. Mauk is 57-of-110 passing for 654 yards and six touchdowns.
For more Missouri news, visit PowerMizzou.com.
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