Nick Bromberg

  • South Carolina WR Pharoh Cooper heading to NFL, his father says

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 4 hrs ago

    South Carolina junior wide receiver Pharoh Cooper is going to the NFL draft.

    His father told The Statethat Cooper would be playing his final game for the Gamecocks on Saturday against Clemson.

    “He definitely appreciates the opportunity to play for South Carolina, and we as parents appreciate the opportunity they gave him,” Glen Cooper told the paper. He also said Pharoh didn't want to risk an injury and hurt his draft stock in 2016.

    Cooper has 62 catches for 887 yards and seven touchdowns in 2015. His per-catch averages are down from 2014, but that's likely because he's been the focal point for defenses on an inconsistent South Carolina offense. He had 69 catches for 1,136 yards and nine touchdowns in 2014.

    South Carolina finished 2014 7-6 and beat Miami in the Independence Bowl. This season, the Gamecocks are 3-8 and will finish last in the SEC East.

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  • Mark Dantonio: LB Ed Davis will apply for 6th year of eligibility

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 5 hrs ago

    Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio said Tuesday that linebacker Ed Davis is one of three players who will apply for a sixth year of eligibility to play in 2016.

    Davis was a preseason All-Big Ten selection and has been out for the season because of a torn ACL he suffered in fall camp.

    Ed intends to come back for his sixth year,” Dantonio said at his press conference via iSportsWeb. “I think he qualifies for that. Brandon Clemons intends to come back for his sixth year and he qualifies for that. I believe Damon Knox intends to come back for his sixth year and I think he qualifies for that.”

    Clemons is an offensive lineman and Knox is a defensive lineman. Clemons played in all 13 games for Michigan State in 2014 and Knox had three tackles in eight games in 2014. Dantonio said Davis and Knox would be recognized during senior day festivities on Saturday against Penn State.

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  • The Dr. Saturday Podcast: Jumping on a crowded coaching carousel

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 6 hrs ago

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    Join Yahoo Sports' Nick Bromberg and Graham Watson for a Thanksgiving edition of the podcast. We wonder why teams like Iowa State and Syracuse are making coaching moves when the coaching carousel is already crowded and discuss with amazement the situation surrounding Les Miles at LSU. We also make some bold predictions for the weekend, which is the last full weekend of college football. How crazy is that?

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  • Ejected fan sends Wisconsin police 20 dozen coconut donuts (Photo)

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 8 hrs ago

    A Wisconsin fan ejected from Saturday's game sent Wisconsin campus police a thank-you gift.

    OK, it was sarcastic. But it was still a gift.

    The fan sent the police department 20 dozen coconut donuts. His reasoning? Because no one likes coconut donuts.

    Why a guy sent us 20 doz. coconut donuts...and how we all learned a lesson from it that we're now laughing about >>

    A friend was ejected from a Badger game at Camp Randall. Seats are not assigned, however stadium section is assigned at entry. 12 in his group was assigned 1 section, and he was assigned a different one. He tried to stick with the group he entered with and was promptly ejected from the stadium. He was upset about the situation, so he sent the department 20 dozen coconut donuts as a harmless sign of disapproval. Nobody likes coconut donuts.

    The police department was able to track down the fan's email address and inquired as to why he sent the donuts. Here's his response from the police's Imgur page:

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  • Ed Orgeron: I'd be interested in Syracuse job

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 10 hrs ago

    Hey Syracuse, if you're looking for a recognizable name to fill your coaching vacancy, you could do worse than Ed Orgeron.

    The former Ole Miss and USC coach told he would be interested in becoming the head coach at Syracuse. The school fired Scott Shafer on Monday. Orgeron is a former assistant with the Orange.

    "First of all, my days at Syracuse were fantastic," Orgeron said during a telephone conversation. "I learned a lot under Coach (Paul) Pasqualoni. I know Coach (Dick) MacPherson and a lot of ex-players and a lot of players who are there now.

    "I have a lot of respect for Syracuse. Great private school, great education, great tradition. So, obviously, my interest would be very high. I'd be highly interested in getting that job. I think it would be a wonderful opportunity to go back there."

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  • Tony Stewart will have a different crew chief in 2016

    Nick Bromberg at From The Marbles 1 day ago

    Tony Stewart's final Sprint Cup Series season will include a new crew chief.

    Chip Ganassi Racing announced that Chad Johnston would become Kyle Larson's crew chief in 2016. Johnston has been Stewart's crew chief for the past two seasons. He replaces Chris Heroy at Ganassi.

    “I am very excited for the opportunity to be joining Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates, and the opportunity to work with Kyle Larson," Johnston said in a statement. "The organization has a great reputation in numerous forms of racing, and I’m looking forward to adding to that reputation in NASCAR. Kyle is certainly a unique talent, and I’m eager to get to work with him and the team as we look to build a foundation of success.”

    Johnston and Stewart didn't win any races together in 2014 and 2015, the three-time champion's two worst seasons in the Cup Series. Stewart's average finish has fallen for five straight seasons. In 2014 his average finish was 20th and after finishing 29th in Sunday's race at Homestead, his 2015 average finish was 25th. He has 10 top 10 finishes over the past two seasons.

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  • Kyle 'Bush' receives congratulatory tweets for 2015 Sprint Cup title

    Nick Bromberg at From The Marbles 1 day ago

    The upside of social media is that it gives a public voice to many people who previously wouldn't have one. The downside is, well, the same thing.

    Last week, many people on Twitter believed that NBC's rain delay filler of taped race broadcasts were live. They were likely some of the same people who thought Jimmie Johnson's taped 2013 Daytona 500 victory happened a year later when Fox broadcast it during a rain delay.

    And, sadly, there's probably some crossover in those two audiences with a prominent segment on Sunday. After Kyle Busch's win in the Ford 400 to clinch the Sprint Cup Series title, "Kyle Bush" received a lot of congratulatory tweets. Behold:

    2015 SPRINT CUP CHAMPION Kyle Bush!!!!

    @KyleBusch is the Spring Cup Champion! Dude missed 11 races and wins it all. AMAZING!!!! #KyleBush

    Kyle Bush great job tonight



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  • Tire strategy calls don't work out for Martin Truex Jr.

    Nick Bromberg at From The Marbles 1 day ago

    HOMESTEAD, Florida – Martin Truex Jr. and his team weren't going to win the 2015 Sprint Cup Series title racing Kyle Busch, Jeff Gordon and Kevin Harvick heads up. So the team tried some late-race strategy.

    It didn't pay off, as Truex ended up 12th in the Ford 400 and fourth out of the four drivers chasing the Sprint Cup Series trophy. Busch won the race and the title, beating Kevin Harvick to the line by 1.5 seconds.

    Crew chief Cole Pearn elected to take two tires on the race's next-to-last caution flag on lap 168. The decision put Truex into the lead. But it came at a cost. Homestead-Miami Speedway chews up tires. With the rest of the field having four fresh tires beind him, Truex was going to be at a grip disadvantage over the course of a long green flag run.

    The green flag run happened. The next caution didn't come until there were 10 laps to go in the 267-lap race. By the time the yellow flag came,

    The changes Truex's team made to the car didn't begin during the race. They started the night before. He knew the team wasn't going to be competitive during practice on Saturday.

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  • In a year full of second-place finishes, Kevin Harvick finishes second again

    Nick Bromberg at From The Marbles 1 day ago

    HOMESTEAD, Florida – The theme of Kevin Harvick's season continued Sunday night at Homestead.

    The 2014 Sprint Cup Series champion picked up his 13th second-place finish of the season in the Ford 400. The driver that beat him? Kyle Busch, one of the three drivers he was racing for the title, meaning Harvick ends the year as the No. 2 driver in the points standings.

    "It's been a great couple years, and I know we're disappointed about finishing second tonight, but it's kind of the theme of the year, finishing second," Harvick said.

    Harvick was multiple seconds behind Busch as the laps wound down Sunday night. With the race in the middle of a long green flag run, the chances of Harvick catching Busch seemed slim. But with 10 laps to go, a caution came for debris on the frontstretch. Harvick restarted behind Busch on the outside line on the race's final restart. He had a chance to win the race.

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  • Kyle Busch wins 2015 Cup title as Jeff Gordon's final try comes up short

    Nick Bromberg at From The Marbles 2 days ago

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    HOMESTEAD, Fla – Days before the Sprint Cup Series finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Kyle Busch said he'd dreamed of beating childhood hero Jeff Gordon to win the title. The dream came true Sunday as Busch won his first Sprint Cup championship, outracing Gordon, Kevin Harvick and Martin Truex Jr. in a one race, winner-take-all race for the title.

    Busch clinched the championship by winning the Ford 400, a race that from the start looked like Harvick's to lose. But as the race wore on, Harvick's grip on the championship loosened. His car slowed while Busch's sped up. 

    But with under 15 laps to go a caution came out, bringing Harvick back in the mix. Busch restarted second and Harvick was fourth. But there was little drama, as Busch pulled away from race leader Brad Keselowski and set sail for the title.

    Harvick wound up second, Gordon sixth and Truex 12th.

    After getting out the car for the final time, Gordon hugged team owner Rick Hendrick, then was joined by his family, as Busch celebrated behind him. 

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