Nick Bromberg

  • New Texas A&M DC John Chavis sues LSU and A&M over contract

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 23 mins ago

    Texas A&M John Chavis is suing his current employer and his former employer because of a dispute involving his pay at LSU.

    Yes, Chavis is suing Texas A&M. The Aggies are involved in the lawsuit because of what Chavis says is A&M's possible obligation to pay part of what he says he doesn't owe to LSU.

    We'll let KBTX explain:

    Chavis claims under his contract, he was given a right to terminate his employment agreement with LSU without cause with 30 days notice. If there were between zero and 11 months left on the deal, Chavis claimed he would owe nothing to LSU, but if between 11 and 23 months were left, he would owe $400,000 to the university.

    On January 2, 2015, Chavis claims LSU Director of Athletics Joe Alleva demanded that Chavis pay the university $400,000. On January 5, Chavis says he turned in this 30-day notice to terminate the contract without cause, making his last day February 4.

    According to the suit cited in KBTX's report, A&M feels that it doesn't owe anything to LSU because of Chavis' reasoning.

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  • Atlanta Motor Speedway gives Jeff Gordon a bandelero for his kids

    Nick Bromberg at From The Marbles 36 mins ago

    Jeff Gordon has said he doesn't want 2015 to become a farewell tour. But you can be damn sure he's going to get a lot of gifts throughout the season.

    The gift he got from Atlanta Motor Speedway on Friday was pretty cool. The track gave him a No. 24 bandalero car for his kids Ella and Leo.

    “That is amazing," Gordon said after accepting the gift. "I appreciate you not giving me anything. Leo is going to want to sleep in this thing at night. I have a feeling this might end up in his bedroom for a year or two before he can drive it. That is awesome. Thank you so much. I was watching practice earlier with Xfinity and I saw the ‘Thanks 24’ out there in the grass. It really put a big smile on my face."

    Gordon's first Sprint Cup start came at Atlanta in 1992. It was also Richard Petty's last race. In 41 starts at the track he has five wins and 26 top-10 finishes.

    Will Ella, 7, and Leo, 4, race it? Ella turned laps in a quarter midget car last year.

    “When Leo is ready we have got one for him.  I think that they are going to drive some cars I just don’t know where it all is going to go.”

     

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  • Kyle Busch released from hospital

    Nick Bromberg at From The Marbles 3 hrs ago

    Following two surgeries for the injuries he sustained in a crash in Saturday's Xfinity Series race, Kyle Busch has been released from the hospital.

    While my teams r still doin amazing work, we r here doin up final adjustments getting ready for recovery at home! pic.twitter.com/SK8oAFNmWL

    Two surgeries, two hospitals, one very long week! So grateful we finally get to go home! Thank you God 🙏 pic.twitter.com/MSdvWybOe8

    Busch had surgery on his broken left foot at a hospital in North Carolina after leaving Daytona. He had his right legoperated on while in Daytona.

    David Ragan is filling in for Busch in the No. 18 car.

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  • Hauler containing Travis Kvapil's Sprint Cup car allegedly stolen

    Nick Bromberg at From The Marbles 5 hrs ago

    Team Xtreme has withdrawn from Sunday's race at Atlanta after the No. 44 car Travis Kvapil was scheduled to drive was allegedly stolen from the parking lot of a hotel overnight Thursday.

    The team said the car was in a hauler attached to the back of a truck.

    Ok, to clarify. @Teamxtreme44 transporter is @amsupdates. The guys stayed and worked on the car Thursday at the shop in NC. They drove....

    down last night in a Ford dually and enclosed trailer with racecar inside. That was stolen out of hotel parking lot this am in Morrow, GA

    From NBC Sports:

    The black Ford pickup, white trailer (both with New Jersey license plates) and the No. 44 car were taken early Friday morning from outside the team’s hotel in Morrow, Ga. [Team Xtreme owner] John Cohen said hotel security video shows a silver Jeep pull up before the trailer was taken.

    “That was a thief that stole that,’’ Cohen told NASCAR Talk.

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  • Surveillance images from Howard's Rock vandalism released (Photo)

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 9 hrs ago

    The man who vandalized Howard's Rock at Clemson's Memorial Stadium may not have realized he'd be caught on camera. Or if he did, he was pretty brazen.

    The school released surveillance images from the vandalism, which show a man hitting the glass case surrounding the rock with what appears to be a rod. The incident shattered the glass around the case, though Clemson said the rock itself appeared to be unharmed. Construction crews working on the stadium found the rock's case vandalized on Wednesday morning.

    Howard's Rock case vandal caught on tape. Photos, description and background: http://t.co/aTMaglK6wu #Clemson pic.twitter.com/BJZT6chhEo

    The suspect has not been found yet. From WLTX:

    The rock has been removed from Memorial Stadium until a new case is found.

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  • Texas A&M moving away from #WRTS hashtag

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 9 hrs ago

    If you're familiar with anything Texas A&M-related on Twitter, you've undoubtedly seen the #WRTS hashtag when it comes to recruiting.

    "WRTS" means "We Run This State," and while Kevin Sumlin has said he prefers using "YESSIR" when it comes to recruiting, others have used it. It, of course, can be interpreted as a shot at other Texas schools as the Aggies have started getting the highest-ranked recruiting classes in the state in recent years.

    However, A&M is now moving to officially distance itself from the hashtag.

    Why? Well, someone now related to the Texas A&M program filed a trademark for the wordmark.

    The father of Daylon Mack, a four-star defensive linemanwho committed in the class of 2015 to the Aggies, filed a trademark for #WRTS in the middle of 2014. He even used the same attorney that Johnny Manziel used for his "Johnny Football" trademark.

    Got any hashtag suggestions for A&M?

  • David Ragan: Full-time schedule with Front Row was 'a little iffy'

    Nick Bromberg at From The Marbles 22 hrs ago

    David Ragan's arrangement with Joe Gibbs Racing was aided by a tenuous full-time status at Front Row Motorsports.

    Ragan, who is filling in for Kyle Busch in the No. 18 car in the near-term, said it was "iffy" if he'd be able to run the full season in the No. 34 car.

    "Our situation at Front Row this year was a little iffy on whether we were going to be able to run the entire schedule," Ragan said. "We had some good sponsorship with some of our partners – CSX and KFC for the Daytona 500. I got a call from one of the management at Joe Gibbs Racing on Monday afternoon and they just asked if I had any interest in talking to them. They had heard that I wasn't committed or didn't have a firm commitment for the full, entire Sprint Cup season. I told them that I would have some interest if we could get all the parties to mutually agree on a package that would benefit us all."

    He said Thursday that he didn't know how long he'd be filling in for Busch, who is sidelined with a broken right leg and a broken left foot after his crash on Saturday.

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  • Happy Hour: It revolves around the Busch brothers

    Nick Bromberg at From The Marbles 23 hrs ago

    Happy Hour is back, back again. Happy Hour is back, back, tell a friend.

    Throughout the week you can send us your best questions, jokes, rants and just plain miscellaneous thoughts to happyhourmailbag@yahoo.com or @NickBromberg.We'll post them here and have a good time.

    Llamas, llamas everywhere on Thursday. We even heard they were testing a car or two at the track as part of a new NASCAR program designed to get animals into the sport. In case you were wondering if a llama could make the Chase, here are five reasons it could.

    QuikTrip is the title sponsor of Sunday's race, and to celebrate, QT is providing the media food for the weekend.

    Thanks @QuikTrip for the media center food this weekend! #FoHQT500 pic.twitter.com/IefMW48NBi

    Let's start with an email regarding the Daytona 500 finish.

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    It depends on the Chase! Yes, there are two Chases.

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  • Report: LSU can't sign early enrollees to financial aid agreements for 2 years

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 1 day ago

    LSU won't be able to sign any recruits who wish to enroll early to financial aid agreements for the next two years.

    The Advocate found the penalties handed down from the SEC via a public records request. The penalties stem from a player who signed a financial aid agreement with LSU to enroll early in January. When a player does so, the school he signs an FAA with is allowed unlimited contact – but only if he early enrolls with that school. The player didn't, and therefore LSU violated the unlimited contact provision.

    As part of the sanctions, LSU will also lose 21 (10 percent) of its 2015 recruiting evaluation days.

    The name of the recruit is unknown and the Advocate said LSU declined comment. The report does list one player who signed a FAA early but didn't sign a LOI with LSU.

    From the Advocate:

    LSU's 2015 recruiting class was ranked No. 8 in the country by Rivals.

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  • Ga. Tech student gets diversion program for Georgia schedule hacking

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 1 day ago

    A Georgia Tech student who allegedly hacked into Georgia's computer network was accepted into a pretrial diversion program.

    If Ryan Gregory Pickren completes the program, the felony computer trespass charge against him will be dismissed.

    What did Pickren do when he allegedly hacked into the UGA system? We'll let OnlineAthens.com take it from here:

    Authorities said Pickren made the post on UGA’s online calendar on Nov. 27, two days before the gridiron match-up. The posting, which was added below the legitimate entry for the game, read, “Sat., November 29, 2014/ 12:00 pm/ Get Ass Kicked by GT.”

    Tom Jackson, UGA’s vice president for public affairs, said the calendar hack was discovered shortly after it was posted on Thanksgiving and taken down about an hour after it appeared.

    It's worth noting that yes, Georgia Tech did back up Pickren's words. The Yellow Jackets beat the Bulldogs 30-24.

    (We'll admit that it seems a bit absurd that a felony charge stems from a simple phrase, computer hacking is – rightfully – taken seriously)