Former Auburn TE Philip Lutzenkirchen was killed when he was ejected from a vehicle when it crashed early Sunday morning. He was 23.
According to the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer, Georgia State Highway Patrol Master Trooper B.N. Talley said the 2006 Chevy Tahoe missed a stop sign outside LaGrange, Ga.
"It happened at the intersection of Upper Big Springs Road and Lower Big Springs Road," Talley said. "The vehicle was a 2006 Chevy Tahoe and the driver missed a stop sign at the intersection of those two roads, which is more or less a 'T-intersection.' They traveled through the intersection off into a churchyard. They were out out of control for about 450 feet."
At that point, Talley said, the vehicle overturned, ejecting all four passengers.
"Philip was one of them," Talley said," and he was killed at the scene."
My prayers go out to @lutzenkirchen family. You had a great person on earth but now you have an even better angel protecting you >
Friday, Auburn's Jonathon Mincy was arrested for pot possession. By itself, it's notable. But when combined with what Mincy did earlier in the week, it's hypocritical.
According to the Dothan Eagle, Mincy was the passenger in the back seat of a car pulled over for speeding Friday night.
“It was a routine stop on 431 near Great Southern Wood in Abbeville of a car doing 92 in a 65,” “The officer went to the car and smelled marijuana. There were two males and two females in the car and one of the males had shake all over his shirt sitting in the car in the back and there was a bag of marijuana near him. That person happened to be Jonathon Mincy of the Auburn football team.”
After he was arrested for marijuana possession, Mincy posted a $3,000 bond. He had 56 tackles and started every game at safety for Auburn last season.
Wednesday, Mincy spoke to students as part of a D.A.R.E. event.
Check out who spoke to over 200 youth at today's D.A.R.E camp put on by Auburn Police - pic.twitter.com/Lj5GrDgVoh
Nigel Bethel II, an incoming freshman DB at Texas Tech, allegedly punched Texas Tech women's basketball player Amber Battle and has been dismissed from the program.
According to the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal in an article posted Saturday night, the incident happened Saturday during a pickup basketball game. Battle is expected to have surgery for facial injuries after a bone was broken in the incident.
Blayne Beal, a Tech spokesman, confirmed there was an incident between two student athletes Saturday afternoon at the recreation center. Beal said campus officials are gathering information from both parties.
Tech women’s basketball coach Candi Whitaker said she was unable to comment Saturday evening.
Following the incident, Battle posted to Twitter, “Pray for me y’all.” She later posted, “Thank y’all for the calls, texts and visits.”
Another Tech spokesperson said a police report wouldn't likely be complete before Monday. However, the school released a statement Sunday morning that said Bethel had been dismissed from the team.
The next time Brad Keselowski visits victory lane, he's probably going to be wary of the champagne bottles.
While celebrating his win in Saturday night's Sprint Cup Series race at Kentucky, Keselowski cut his right hand on a champagne bottle. He immediately went to the infield care center where he had four stitches to his wounded hand.
Brad K just sliced his hand open on the champagne bottle in VL - gushing blood, ran to care center
The cut obviously delayed victory lane celebrations – and stained his white firesuit – but after he got the stitches in his hand and a new firesuit on his body, Keselowski was back in victory lane, doing the required pictures and media appearances. He said in the media center after the incident that he didn't have his phone on him, hence no picture of a bloody hand from his own twitter account.
When Denny Hamlin and Kyle Larson exited their cars Saturday night, they were not on pit road or in the garage after the race. The cars were against the Kentucky Speedway wall.
Both drivers suffered tire failures early in the race and retired.
Hamlin was first. He lost a right front tire on lap 29, one lap before a scheduled competition caution on lap 30. A summer thunderstorm swept through Kentucky on Saturday afternoon before the Quaker State 400, washing the track of a lot of rubber and why NASCAR scheduled the caution. However, Hamlin didn't quite make it. He finished 42nd.
Larson was the next caution flag as his car hit the wall in turns one and two on lap 77. Like Hamlin, his car was pretty much destroyed and he was forced to the garage. Larson ended up 40th.
Because of their poor finishing positions, both drivers fell in the points. Larson fell from 10th to 13th in the points standings while Hamlin fell from 13th to 17th. However, Hamlin is still in a better position to make the Chase. Since he won at Talladega in May, he's virtually guaranteed to make the Chase. Larson, meanwhile, is winless and would currently need to get in by virtue of his points position.
There was no disputing who had the best car on Saturday night at Kentucky. It was Brad Keselowski and his No. 2 car.
After starting first, Keselowski was at the front of the field the entire evening, retaking the lead from Kyle Busch with 19 laps to go and driving away for the win.
When we say Keselowski was at the front of the field the entire evening, it's not an exaggeration. There were 267 laps in Saturday night's race. Keselowski led 199 of them. Yeah, it was domination. After the race, Keselowski told his crew that he felt like the team was in championship form. Watching the race, it's hard to disagree with him.
His laps led tally could have been higher too. Busch took the lead because the race's final caution flag happened during a cycle of green flag pit stops. Busch was on and off pit road before the caution was officially out, so he got to restart first while Keselowski, who hadn't pitted yet, pitted under yellow and restarted sixth.
But driving through the field was ultimately no problem.
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday15 days ago
You're probably jealous of Minnesota WR Logan Hutton being able to do a standing backflip. You're probably even more jealous of Hutton being able to do a standing backflip and catch a football at the same time.
So we can't imagine the potential jealousy when you watch the video below of Hutton catching two footballs in mid-backflip.
Isn't that insane? If he could somehow pull it off in a game, it'd be one of the greatest college football catches of all time. With just one football, of course. If he was thrown two footballs in a game we're not sure what would be going on.
Last season, Hutton played in every game for Minnesota as a junior but had only three catches for 31 yards and they came in the first two games of the season. We're sensing a potential red zone trick play in 2014.
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- Nick Bromberg at From The Marbles16 days ago
Two weeks ago at Michigan, Brad Keselowski said the Hendrick-powered cars were "probably a full season ahead of everyone." Well, on Friday at Kentucky during qualifying for Saturday night's Sprint Cup Series race, Keselowski and Team Penske teammate Joey Logano had the fastest cars.
The Penske duo, the best qualifiers in NASCAR this year, qualified on the front row, edging out Jeff Gordon, Denny Hamlin and Kevin Harvick.
Both Penske drivers were incredibly fast throughout Friday's three rounds of qualifying. Logano was fastest in the first two rounds while Keselowski was third in the first session and second in the second.
The pole is Keselowski's third of the season in the Cup Series and was his second of the day. Earlier he qualified on the pole for Friday night's Nationwide Series race.
While Gordon, Kyle Larson and three Stewart-Haas Racing cars (Kevin Harvick, Kurt Busch and Danica Patrick) made the final 12 with their Hendrick horsepower, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Jimmie Johnson failed to advance from the first round. Johnson qualified 25th while Junior was 29th.
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday16 days ago
The NCAA hasn't provided the most convincing of arguments for its current model as the O'Bannon vs. NCAA trial reaches its conclusion after three weeks. And on Friday, the governing body decided to go for the sentimental close by playing "One Shining Moment" in the courtroom.
NCAA wants to show a marketing video. Wilken: "No, you can describe it. Nobody needs to see it." NCAA says it will help Lewis testimony.
The video is One Shining Moment!
It's unknown whether the playing of the fabled song was a calculated decision from the start or if the idea was hatched as the trial moved along. Of course, if you're unfamiliar with the song, here it is below. It's played after the conclusion of the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament every year on CBS with memorable clips from the tournament.
- Nick Bromberg at From The Marbles16 days ago
Finding the right balance of weighting wins and points in the Sprint Cup Series has been hard at times. While ultimately, wins do matter when it comes to Chase qualification, points are pretty important too. Through 15 races, 10 drivers have a race win. That means six drivers are currently going to qualify for the Chase based off their points position.
Could more drivers win? Sure. At the current rate, it's possible that more than 16 drivers could have wins. But given the pattern of repeat winners in the Cup Series – the last four races have been won by drivers already with a win – it's unlikely to happen.
Clint Bowyer knows the importance of points. He also knows the importance of wins. He wants a win to get into the Chase, but wins certainly aren't everything.