Nick Bromberg

  • Akron president says he would not have built football stadium

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 24 mins ago

    Akron struggled getting fans into the seats of InfoCision Stadium in 2014. And those attendance struggles are making the president of the school second guess the decision to build the new stadium a handful of years ago.

    The Zips attracted just over 55,000 fans last year. Yes, that's for an entire season. In case you were wondering, each of the top 30 teams in FBS attendance in 2014 each averaged more than Akron's season total per game.

    InfoCision Stadium seats 30,000.

    In an interview with the Akron Beacon-Journal, the president of the university was pretty straightforward when asked about the stadium built in 2009.

    Even UA President Scott Scarborough, who took over last year, is lukewarm on InfoCision Stadium.

    “I would not have built that stadium,” he said, putting extra emphasis on the word “that” during a recent interview with the Beacon Journal editorial board.

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  • The rainbow car is back: Gordon to run special scheme at Bristol

    Nick Bromberg at From The Marbles 1 hr ago

    If you were wanting Jeff Gordon to run a rainbow throwback car during 2015, your wish has been granted.

    Gordon will drive a car similar to his iconic car of the 1990s at Bristol in August. He's vacating the seat of the No. 24 at the end of the season and moving to a broadcast role with Fox Sports in 2016.

    NEWS: @JeffGordonWeb to run iconic #Rainbow24 scheme at THE Night Race! #ItsBristolBaby #ITNR RT if you're pumped! pic.twitter.com/TkwRjjCnpY

    You'll notice one difference right away. And it's Axalta instead of DuPont. The Carlyle Group bought DuPont in 2013 and the company became Axalta. The sponsorship with Gordon stayed.

    If you're drawing a blank on what the original rainbow car looked like, here it is.

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  • Martin Truex Jr. found the tire barriers at Sonoma

    Nick Bromberg at From The Marbles 1 day ago

    Martin Truex Jr. had 14 top-10 finishes in the first 15 races of 2015. He now has 14 in the first 16 races.

    Truex's race went south in the early stages on Sunday at Sonoma when he made contact with David Ragan.

    The two were racing side-by-side in the esses when they made contact. As Truex's car nudged ahead of Ragan's they made contact again and Truex was heading into the tires.

    The impact necessitated a red flag to fix the tires and the concrete wall behind them. Truex was unhurt.

    I kind of had [Ragan] passed about four times and every time he just didn’t really give an inch," Truex said. "I hit him down there in Turn 7 on accident and kind of doored him and I think he got pissed off and turned me on purpose. It’s just unfortunate that happened, but that is part of the restarts here and part of the craziness that happens. You have to be up front."

    Truex's team got his car wounded car raceable again and he was able to get back on the track, albeit many laps down. Not long after Truex emerged onto the track again, Ragan was in the tires.

    Ragan finished 39th, Edwards was 40th and Truex was 42nd.

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  • Kyle Busch wins at Sonoma; the race to the top 30 is on

    Nick Bromberg at From The Marbles 1 day ago

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    Kyle Busch has his win for Chase qualification. Now he needs to get into the top 30 in points.

    Busch held off his brother Kurt for the win Sunday at Sonoma, his second-career win at the California road course.

    Kyle restarted seventh when the race went back to green with eight laps to go because of Casey Mears' broken axle. More importantly, Busch was the second driver with fresh tires. Clint Bowyer was the only driver who pitted under the caution flag that started ahead of Busch.

    Busch got past Bowyer three turns after the restart when Bowyer made contact with Busch's teammate, Matt Kenseth. Busch then went on a tear, passing drivers one-by-one until he got to leader Jimmie Johnson, who he dispatched with ease with six laps to go.

    Kurt Busch got past Bowyer with a few laps to go but could get close enough to his brother's back bumper to make a challenge for the lead. It's the first time the two have finished 1-2 in a Sprint Cup Series race.

    Can he do it? It's a tall task. His race to the top 30 is now a big storyline for a series that's been deprived of them so far in 2015.

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  • 4 Utah State players involved in auto accident Friday

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 1 day ago

    Four Utah State football players were hospitalized after they were involved in a car crash Friday.

    The players, defensive linemen Adewale Adeoye, Edmund Faimalo, Travis Seefeldt and John Taylor, were in a car with former Utah State softball player Sarah Vasquez. According to Utah State football coach Matt Wells, the players will all be OK "eventually." None of the injuries to the five are considered life-threatening.

    From the Logan Herald-Journal:

    “I’ve seen all four of our guys today and gotten reports back from Sarah that (she’s improving), but all of those guys are stable and trying to rest and recover,” Wells said in an interview with The Herald Journal late Saturday afternoon. “Bottom line is they’re in a lot of pain and discomfort, but they’re very fortunate and we all are fortunate that they’re alive and they’re going to be OK eventually.”

    Adeoye posted this picture to Instagram with the caption of "All I can say is ... God is so good. Thank you everyone for the support I wouldn't be here without guys."

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  • Brian France doesn't want the Confederate flag at NASCAR races

    Nick Bromberg at From The Marbles 1 day ago

    If NASCAR chairman Brian France had his way, the Confederate flag would not have a presence at his sport's races.

    Earlier in the week, his sport issued a statementthat it supported the calls by South Carolina officials to take the flag down from the grounds of the South Carolina Capitol.

    From the AP:

    "We want to go as far as we can to eliminate the presence of that flag,'' France told The Associated Press on Saturday. ''I personally find it an offensive symbol, so there is no daylight how we feel about it and our sensitivity to others who feel the same way.

    ''We're working with the industry to see how far we can go to get that flag to be disassociated entirely from our events.''

    The sport would be within its rights to prevent the flag from being flown at races. But the logistics of such a ban would be almost impossible to force.

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  • Ole Miss T Laremy Tunsil arrested for domestic assault

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 2 days ago

    Ole Miss tackle Laremy Tunsil was arrested after a Thursday night domestic assault incident.

    Tunsil was reportedly defending his mother from his stepfather while at her house. He turned himself in to police and was arrested for a misdemeanor simple assault domestic violence charge. From ESPN:

    "His stepfather shoved his mom and Laremy punched him," a source said. "It's as simple as that. He was defending his mother."

    Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze issued a statement about Tunsil's arrest on Saturday.

    The Oxford Police Department told both ESPN and the Jackson Clarion-Ledger that the arrest report for Tunsil would be available on Monday.

    For more Ole Miss news, visit RebelGrove.com.

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  • AJ Allmendinger wins pole for Sonoma

    Nick Bromberg at From The Marbles 2 days ago

    AJ Allmendinger thinks he has a good shot at a win on Sunday at Sonoma. His qualifying attempt backed it up.

    Allmendinger will start first for Sunday's road course race. He turned the fastest lap in the second round of qualifying and will start alongside Kurt Busch.

    The driver of the No. 47 won last year's road course race at Watkins Glen to make the Chase for the first time. A win at Sonoma would likely put him in the Chase too. Allmendinger has never won at the Northern California track.

    Matt Kenseth, a man not necessarily known for his road-course prowess will start third. Kyle Larson starts fourth and Jeff Gordon, the winningest driver at Sonoma, will start fifth in his final start.

    Clint Bowyer, Tony Stewart, Casey Mears, David Ragan and Brad Keselowski round out the top 10. 10 different drivers have won the last 10 races at Sonoma and four of those (Busch, Gordon, Bowyer and Stewart) are in the top 10.

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  • Georgia Tech LB Anthony Harrell says he's heading to Florida

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 2 days ago

    According to Georgia Tech, linebacker Anthony Harrell has been indefinitely suspended. According to Harrell, he's heading to Florida.

    So it's safe to say he won't be a Yellow Jacket in 2015.

    Georgia Tech tweeted Harrell's suspension on Friday. He responded to the tweet and said it wasn't true with a statement that he had decided to transfer to play for the Gators.

    @GeorgiaTechFB yea that's a lie get your facts right. I've chosen to leave and play my fifth year elsewhere. pic.twitter.com/KYQmqA7wlJ

    As a graduate transfer, Harrell is immediately eligible to play for Florida and will have one season to play.

    According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the suspension was true. Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson said in a text message that the suspension was for a violation of team rules.

    The AJC also said Harrell had been participating in Georgia Tech's summer football program. The projected starter at middle linebacker had 19 tackles in 2014.

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  • Former Wake Forest QB Tyler Cameron transfers to FAU

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 3 days ago

    Florida Atlantic got a boost at quarterback Friday with the transfer of Tyler Cameron.

    The former Wake Forest QB will join the Owls in 2015. As a graduate transfer, he's immediately eligible and he graduated early so he'll have two years to play in Boca Raton.

    “Tyler is intelligent and made use of his athletic ability to earn a degree from Wake Forest in just three years,” FAU coach Charlie Partridge said in a statement. “It is that same drive that affords him the opportunity to return home and work toward a post-graduate degree. He will certainly add experience and depth in the quarterback meeting room.”

    Cameron played in six games over two years for the Demon Deacons. He is 17-40 passing for 140 yards and three interceptions in his career. In 2014 he was 10-16 for 55 yards.

    He likely won't step in immediately and be the starter for the Owls. FAU returns Jaquez Johnson who was 182-315 passing for 2,215 yards and 17 touchdowns and five interceptions in 2014. His best game in 2014 came in FAU's upset of Western Kentucky when he threw for 325 yards and three touchdowns.

    Backup quarterback Greg Hankerson transferred from FAU earlier in the month.

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