Nick Bromberg

  • Charlie Strong had tiger cubs in his office (Photo)

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 7 hrs ago

    There were two tiger cubs in Charlie Strong's office on Tuesday.

    Here's the photographic proof from Dalton Santos.

    Another day at the office. @Strong_TexasFB decided he was gunna bring his pets to work.. #HookEm #TexasFight pic.twitter.com/SQc29uWsIo

    We weren't sure we believe that Charlie Strong has two pet tiger cubs, so we asked a Texas spokesperson about the cats. They are being fostered by a Texas booster. They're twins, named Bonnie and Clyde at the moment, weigh 20 pounds and will be eventually sent to the Portland Zoo.

    We give Strong credit, he does look quite relaxed in their presence.

    Santos even took a picture with one of the cubs on the field.

    Doing a little modeling with my pet tiger.. 🐯🐯🐯🐯#GQ #TexasFight #hookem pic.twitter.com/5MYq0HdOdA

  • Former Michigan AD Dave Brandon now CEO of Toys R Us

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 11 hrs ago

    The headline is not a mistake. Michigan's former athletic director is now with Toys R Us.

    The toy retailer announced in a statement Tuesday that Dave Brandon, 63, would be its new CEO.

    “I consider it a tremendous privilege to assume this important leadership role at Toys“R”Us, one of the most well-known retail brands in the world, Brandon said in a statement. "... I believe our best days are ahead of us and I’m eager to get started. Meeting our employees and vendors is something I very much look forward to, as we begin to work together to drive future growth and create memorable shopping experiences for our customers.”

    Brandon gave Michigan fans some memories in the final months of his tenure. Though they were bad ones, and unlike a dud toy from Toys R Us that you can take back, Michigan fans were unable to exchange 2014.

    Brandon resigned in October.Former coach BradyHoke was fired at the end of the season. You undoubtedly know that Michigan's new coach is Jim Harbaugh.

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  • Power Rankings: Once again, the top 2 finished 1-2

    Nick Bromberg at From The Marbles 11 hrs 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: 2): Hey, look who's back at the top spot? How fun would it have been if Johnson got the lead on pit road in the late laps given the team's appeal of the pit stall choice penalty it got for its sideskirt manipulation warnings? Instead, Johnson won the race because crew chief Chad Knaus kept him out on track. While the No. 48 bunch may think they're behind the No. 4 in terms of pure speed, they're proving to be the best at playing the clean air game.

    7. Brad Keselowski (LW: 10): Keselowski didn't have one of the race's fastest cars so he played the strategy game at the end, hoping for a yellow flag as he stayed out. Keselowski tried to run his tank dry while leading after everyone else had pitted. It didn't work, and he was forced to pit under green. He finished a spot behind Logano and the first car one lap down.

    Dropped Out: N/A

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  • Reports: Virginia Tech QB Andrew Ford to transfer

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 13 hrs ago

    Virginia Tech redshirt freshman QB Andrew Ford is leaving the program.

    QB Andrew Ford has received a release from his #Hokies scholarship and plans to transfer, as confirmed by source w/i Tech's athletic dept.

    According to the Roanoke Times, he was granted his release from his scholarship two weeks ago. He came close to playing in 2014 at the end of the season as he was the third string quarterback. Starting QB Michael Brewer had a knee injury against Virginia and Brenden Motley suffered a concussion. Brewer returned to the game.

    Ford entered the season as the No. 4 quarterback but was elevated to No. 3 when Mark Leal, who was competing for the starting job with Brewer at the beginning of the season, left the program.

    For more Virginia Tech news, visit HokieHaven.com.

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  • WVU AD in favor of Big 12 expansion if 'right' teams

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 14 hrs ago

    West Virginia athletic director Shane Lyons is a proponent of Big 12 expansion. He's not in favor of the Big 12 adding just anyone, however.

    In an interview with WVIllustrated.com, Lyons said there was a conference presidential committee "kind of" looking at the possibility of adding two more teams.

    “There's a presidential committee that's kind of looking at that as well, but as athletic directors, we try to look at the bigger picture of what actual teams and partners we could bring in that would add value to the conference and that's still being explored,” Lyons said.

    "I'm in favor of expansion if it's the right two teams to bring in,” he continued. “Obviously for us, it would be nice to have more of an eastern partner, but at the same time, I want to make sure it's the right partner and from a revenue standpoint it doesn't impact us negatively as well by bringing additional partners in.”

    For more West Virginia news, visit WVSports.com.

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  • The late laps at Dover did not go in Joe Gibbs Racing's favor

    Nick Bromberg at From The Marbles 2 days ago

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    Joe Gibbs Racing was looking good entering the final third of Sunday's race at Dover. We won't go as far as to say the team was heading to victory lane for the third-straight week, but it wasn't out of the question.

    Instead, after a myriad of events, mostly unrelated, the team's drivers finished 19th, 21st, 36th and 39th. Let's start from the top.

    Carl Edwards, 19th: The Coca-Cola 600 winner had two pit road penalties. The first, for equipment leaving the pit box, wasn't too severe. A sleeve for the wedge wrench stayed in the car after a crew member removed it and Edwards drove off with it still attached to his back windshield. The infraction happened under green, but a caution came out afterwards. Because Edwards was able to serve the penalty under yellow, he simply had to start at the end of the longest line on the restart rather than make a pass-through penalty on pit road under green.

    The second penalty was a pass-through. After recovering from the first penalty, Edwards sped on pit road under green and there was no caution to save him. He ended up three laps down.

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  • Jimmie Johnson gets his 10th Dover win

    Nick Bromberg at From The Marbles 2 days ago

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    Jimmie Johnson now has 10 wins at Dover and the latest came with a familiar strategy.

    Much like he did at Kansas earlier in May, Johnson opted for track position instead of tires during a late-race caution. He subsequently took the lead and held on through two more restarts for the win.

    Until he took the lead on lap 384, Johnson wasn't having a bad day unless you judge him by his Dover standards. After staying out when Kyle Busch and Brian Scott crashed, he restarted second next to Kevin Harvick. He took the lead from Harvick immediately after the restart and no one really came close to catching Johnson the rest of the way.

    "Gosh, just driving hard, working that trackbar adjuster as much as I could," Johnson said of how he got the win by staying out. "Trying to be smart with my line and I guess guys with two tires weren't all that fast. Chad said something to me about that on the radio and they never really came. [Harvick] and I did just fine on our old tires and held those guys off."

    Johnson now leads the series with four wins in 2015. Harvick, with two, is the only other driver to have multiple victories.

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  • IMSA safety worker injured in end of race crash at Detroit

    Nick Bromberg at From The Marbles 2 days ago

    An IMSA race safety worker was injured during a crash at the end of Saturday's Tudor United SportsCar Championship race at Belle Isle in Detroit.

    IMSA said Sunday that the worker, who was not identified, had broken ribs, a collapsed lung and injuries to his spleen and kidney.

    The race was run in a combination of dry and wet conditions. Rain arrived at the end of the race and teams scrambled to make it to the finish with the slick tires that were on the cars instead of pitting for rain tires.

    James Davison lost control of his car at the finish line and slammed into the wall on the wet track. His car then slammed into a safety truck. Here's the video.

    Here's James Davison hitting the safety truck after the finish from FS2 broadcast. https://t.co/hMXtNlrcM1

    The incident at turn one didn't end there. More cars piled into the tire barriers after Davison's crash, though they weren't captured by Fox Sports' cameras until the end of the incident. Four cars were stopped at the accident scene.

    Dane Cameron drove the No. 31 to the finish for the overall win in the race.

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  • Denny Hamlin will start first at Dover

    Nick Bromberg at From The Marbles 4 days ago

    Denny Hamlin will lead the field to green at Dover on Sunday for the third time.

    Hamlin was the fasted in the third round of Friday's qualifying session, the 21st pole of his career. He'll start alongside Martin Truex Jr. Hamlin ran a lap of 160.121 MPH while Truex ran a lap of 159.723 MPH.

    Kyle Larson starts third, Matt Kenseth starts fourth and Joey Logano will start fifth.

    It was the second straight week a Hendrick Motorsports car didn't make the final round of qualifying. Jimmie Johnson will start 14th while Dale Earnhardt Jr. will start 16th.

    Hamlin's two other poles came in the fall of 2012 and the spring of 2013. He finished eighth in 2012 and was 34th in 2013 after a crash.

    Points leader Kevin Harvick will start sixth and the possible resurgence of Roush Fenway Racing continued during Friday's qualifying. Greg Biffle, who started second in the All-Star Race and finished second in the Coca-Cola 600, will start seventh and his teammate Ricky Stenhouse Jr. will start ninth.

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  • Is the site of Martin Truex Jr.'s first win going to be his first win of 2015?

    Nick Bromberg at From The Marbles 4 days ago

    If you've been paying attention to the Sprint Cup Series at all in 2015, you know that Martin Truex Jr. has been good. Really good. But you also know that he's currently winless through the season's first 12 races.

    Sunday's race is at Dover. Truex won there in 2007, his first of two Sprint Cup Series wins. Is it his next best chance for win No. 3?

    “I really enjoy coming here," Truex said Friday. "This is one of my favorite tracks. That is usually a good sign to start off with. Honestly, just between that and the way our cars have been running, the job the team has been doing, I feel like last year we were off quite a bit. We came here and we still ran in the top 10 both races, really had a good run here for us last year.  I kind of was looking back at that and thinking about that thinking ‘okay imagine what we can do there now.'"

    He finished sixth and seventh at Dover in 2014.

    Truex finished last season 24th in the points standings and had one top-five finish and five top-10 finishes. And the 24th was buffered by marked improvement at the end of the season.

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