Nick Bromberg

  • Listen: Bo Pelini's talk with his players on December 2

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 2 mins ago

    You can now listen to the (NSFW) remarks that Bo Pelini made to his players on the night of December 2.

    Thanks to the Omaha World-Herald, which broke the news of Pelini's comments toward Nebraska athletic director Shawn Eichorst in the meeting, you can in the player above.

    Throughout his comments, Pelini called Eichorst names and said he was expecting his fate as Nebraska (former) coach. However, if you were expecting an unhinged Pelini similar to what you see sometimes on the sidelines during Nebraska games, you're going to be surprised. Throughout the 30 minutes, Pelini is composed, though his passion comes through. He also offers to take questions from his players, though he clearly had a lot of things to say.

    For more Nebraska news, visit HuskerOnline.com.

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  • Michigan reportedly has offered Jim Harbaugh $8 million a year

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 13 hrs ago

    Could the Michigan Wolverines be floating an offer to Jim Harbaugh to make him the highest-paid coach in college football?

    According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, the Wolverines are offering the current San Francisco 49ers coach and former Michigan quarterback a $48-million deal over six seasons.

    Sources: #Michigan has made another run at Jim Harbaugh after he initially rebuffed the school. U-M has made an offer of 6 years, $48M. Wow.

    The $8 million per year average would be more than $800,000 higher than the total compensation Alabama's Nick Saban received in 2014. Saban's salary currently makes him the highest-paid coach in college football.

    The salary compares well to NFL coaching pay too. New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton is the highest-paid coach in the league at $8 million a year.

    For more Michigan news, visit TheWolverine.com.

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  • Kurt Busch testifies he told Patricia Driscoll to leave repeatedly

    Nick Bromberg at From The Marbles 13 hrs ago

    In his time on the stand Wednesday, Kurt Busch said he told his ex-girlfriend Patricia Driscoll multiple times to leave his motorhome on the night of September 26.

    Busch testified as part of hearing for a request for protection order Driscoll placed in the wake of her domestic assault allegations against Busch on the Friday night of Dover race weekend. Driscoll alleges that Busch slammed her head into the wall of his motorhome multiple times.

    Busch said those allegations are false.

    From the Wilmington News-Journal via USA Today:

    Busch testified that he had been sleeping the night of Sept. 26 when Driscoll arrived at his motorhome with her then-nine-year-old son, Houston. He says he told her repeatedly to leave, but she kept bringing her son in from another room, saying that Busch needed to tell the boy that the relationship between Busch and Driscoll was over.

    Busch says Driscoll came to his motorhome uninvited and unannounced.

    Busch, the 2004 Sprint Cup Series champion, finished 12th in the 2014 standings.

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  • Gary Andersen's son had no inside knowledge of his Oregon State decision

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 14 hrs ago

    Gary Andersen didn't tell his son he was in negotiations with Oregon State until the decision was done and ready to be public knowledge.

    Andersen's son, Chasen, is a freshman walk-on linebacker for the Badgers. Andersen, who told Wisconsin last week that he was leaving the Badgers to replace Mike Riley as head coach of the Beavers, kept the decision a secret from his son and informed him when he told the rest of the team.

    You can listen to audio of the interview here.

    Andersen's explanation makes sense, doesn't it? While there are certain things that the son of a coach would know that other players don't, you can't fault him for wanting to treat his son as part of the team. And besides, had Chasen known of Andersen's decision, he could have potentially been put in an uncomfortable spot of having to withhold information from his teammates and tiptoe around the subject.

    For more Oregon State news, visit BeaverBlitz.com.

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  • Bo Pelini reportedly dissed athletic director in meeting with former Nebraska players

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 15 hrs ago

    Bo Pelini does not have kind words for his former superiors at Nebraska.

    According to the Omaha World-Herald, Pelini had scathing words for Nebraska athletic director Shawn Eichorst when meeting with players on December 2.The meeting was Pelini's first time with the players after he was fired as Nebraska's coach following the final game of Nebraska's regular season.

    From the World-Herald:

    “A guy like (Eichorst) who has no integrity, he doesn’t even understand what a core value is," Pelini told players. "And he hasn’t understood it from the day he got here. I saw it when I first met with the guy.

    “To have core values means you have to be about something, you have to represent something, you have to have something that is important to you. He is a f------ lawyer who makes policies. That’s all he’s done since he’s been here is hire people and make policies to cover his own ass.”

  • AD Oliver Luck leaving West Virginia for NCAA

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 21 hrs ago

    West Virginia athletic director Oliver Luck is leaving the Mountaineers and heading to the NCAA.

    The news,first reported by the Charleston Daily Mail, was made official by the NCAA later Wednesday morning. Luck is the NCAA's new executive vice president of regulatory affairs and per the organization, it's a new position "that will bring the national office regulatory functions – academic and membership affairs, the Eligibility Center and enforcement – under one umbrella."

    I am very pleased to have Oliver joining our team in the national office,” NCAA president Mark Emmert said in a statement. “He brings to us wide ranging, hands-on experience from across athletic, academic, and business worlds. Most important, his commitment to the success and well-being of our student-athletes is unquestionable. He has demonstrated that commitment on the ground and throughout his life. I'm anxious for him to get started with us."

    For more West Virginia news, visit WVSports.com.

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  • 2014 Driver Reviews: No. 22 Brian Vickers

    Nick Bromberg at From The Marbles 23 hrs ago

    After doing exit interviews for Sprint Cup Series drivers in 2013, we're turning the tables. We want the drivers to sell themselves. So here are the resumés for all full-time Sprint Cup Series drivers in 2014. Then, at the end, we'll provide a summation of the driver's season in 150 words or less.

    Name: Brian Vickers

    NASCAR Experience: Seven full-time seasons in the Cup Series, 12 overall. Yes, just turned 31 years old in October. Three wins and the 2003 Nationwide Series title.

    Most recent team: Michael Waltrip Racing

    Most recent season finish: 22nd.

    2014 accomplishments: Second at Daytona in the summer after rain cut short the race and gave Aric Almirola the win and a Chase berth. Finished fourth at Texas and Talladega in the spring.

    Most memorable moment: It's not pretty, but it's the lap two crash at Michigan in June after qualifying 10th.

    Strengths: Three wins have come on a diverse array of tracks (restrictor plate, two-mile track and one-mile track.)

    2015 goals: Recover quickly and get back to the Sprint Cup Series fully healthy.

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  • Could Miami's contract with Nike end?

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 1 day ago

    Nike and the Miami Hurricanes have become synonymous. And it's possible that the two could be parting ways.

    Miami first signed a deal with Nike in 1987 and was the first school to sign an all-sports contract with a brand. Since then, Miami has been a Nike school. But the contract between the two is up on August 31 and Under Armour and Adidas have made bids to be Miami's new supplier.

    From the Palm Beach Post:

    UM Athletic Director Blake James confirmed to the Post two undisclosed companies made bids and said Nike has an opportunity to match.

    The bids submitted by Adidas and Under Armour are believed to be several million dollars per year richer than Nike’s deal with UM. As a private institution, UM does not release information on such contracts.

    “Right now all I would say is we have a great partner in Nike and as our contract is coming to an end, we’re evaluating the options that are out there and available,” James said.

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  • Kurt Busch's ex-girlfriend testifies about alleged incident at Dover

    Nick Bromberg at From The Marbles 1 day ago

    Patricia Driscoll, the ex-girlfriend of Kurt Busch, testified Tuesday at a hearing regarding her filing of a protection order against the driver.

    In a claim of domestic assault filed in November, Driscoll alleged that Busch grabbed her head and smashed it three times against the wall of his motorhome on September 26. On Tuesday, Driscoll said that Busch had issues with alcoholism and depression while Busch's attorneys refuted everything she said.

    Just take a look at the first three paragraphs from the Delaware News-Journal's recap of the hearing:

    NASCAR driver Kurt Busch was described by his ex-girlfriend, Patricia Driscoll, as someone struggling with alcoholism and depression the night he erupted into a rage and smashed her face into the bedroom wall of his motorhome.

    Driscoll leads the Armed Forces Foundation, a foundation that Busch supported throughout their relationship.

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  • Sprint to end NASCAR sponsorship after 2016

    Nick Bromberg at From The Marbles 1 day ago

    Sprint will not return as the primary sponsor of NASCAR's top series upon the conclusion of its current contract at the end of the 2016 season.

    "We are proud of our association with NASCAR's top series but have made the decision not to extend our sponsorship beyond the next two years," Sprint vice president of marketing Steve Gaffney said in a statement. "As we look to the future, Sprint is focused on investing in maintaining a competitive edge and providing consumers with the best value in wireless."

    The company's name had been on NASCAR's Cup Series since 2008 when Sprint and Nextel merged. Nextel took over from Winston as the tobacco company left after the 2003 season. When Nextel entered the series, NASCAR instituted the 10-race Chase format for the championship after crowning the season winner over a full season previously. Given the switch to the winner-take-all final race of the season in the 2014 Chase, it seems unlikely that a new sponsor would also mean a different title format. However, the Chase has been tweaked four times in 11 seasons.

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