Nick Bromberg

  • Connor Cook disappointed he isn't a Michigan State captain

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 43 mins ago

    Michigan State quarterback Connor Cook said he was bummed when he heard he wasn't voted a team captain by his teammates.

    The quarterback is one of the best signal-callers in the Big Ten and the country. And good senior quarterbacks are typically team captains. However, center Jack Allen, defensive end Shilique Calhoun, and linebacker Darien Harris were selected as the team's three captains while Cook wasn't.

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    "Obviously, I was disappointed," Cook said via SpartanMag.com."Obviously we have leadership council with 12 guys, and I think the whole senior class takes pride in everyone being leaders. We are not all about the title. I for sure wanted to be captain, but it's not going limit me from leading."

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  • Kyle Flood: Rutgers will decide on QB at halftime of first game

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 57 mins ago

    Rutgers' quarterback competition possibly has another added twist.

    Hayden Rettig was tapped as the team's starter against Norfolk State when Chris Laviano was suspended for the first half of the game by coach Kyle Flood. However, according to Flood, Rettig's tenure as the team's starter could only last for that first half. Flood said Tuesday that the team would "evaluate" where it is at halftime.

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    "Hayden Rettig is the starting quarterback," Flood said via ScarletNation.com. "We're going to evaluate the first half and we'll make a decision at halftime as to how we're going to proceed."

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  • Brent Stockstill named Middle Tennessee State's QB

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 1 hr ago

    Redshirt freshman Brent Stockstill will start at quarterback for Middle Tennessee State after he beat out Austin Grammer for the starting job.

    Grammer was the team's starting quarterback in 2014. He started all 12 of the Blue Raiders' games as the team went 6-6. Stockstill is the son of MTSU coach Rick Stockstill.

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    "I told all of our players coming into camp that every position is open competition and I will say the same thing next year,” Rick Stockstill said via the Daily News Journal. “I believe in competition and what you did yesterday doesn't matter. You have to improve and earn it every day.”

    Offensive coordinator Buster Faulkner touted Brent's decision-making.

    “This was a tough (decision), and these are two great quarterbacks, and I believe in both of them.”

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  • Nebraska parts with new PA announcer after discovery of Facebook post

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 17 hrs ago

    Nebraska said Monday it had hired a new PA announcer for Memorial Stadium. A day later it had to replace its replacement.

    According to KETV in Omaha, former station sports director John Schuetz said he was told he no longer had the job as the PA announcer because of a now-deleted "social media post" that was critical of the school's decision to fire Bo Pelini in November 2014.

    From KETV:

    In a conversation with KETV NewsWatch 7, Schuetz said Tuesday he was told the University was going in a different direction.

    Schuetz said he understands the University's position, and has no animosity about its decision to look for another announcer.

    The post was reportedly on Facebook. The school said Tuesday that Lane Grindle, the sideline reporter for radio broadcasts, would be Schuetz's replacement.

    Schuetz out as #Huskers PA man, 1 day after hiring. He says an old Facebook post critical of Neb did him in; he says Neb made right decision

    For more Nebraska news, visit HuskerOnline.com.

  • Power Rankings: 10 to go in the Xfinity Series

    Nick Bromberg at From The Marbles 19 hrs ago

    1. Chris Buescher: This man was atop the Power Rankings when we last ranked the Xfinity Series in June and he's still here. He hasn't had the best summer stretch – he finished outside the top 10 in five straight races, but he's still got a 16-point lead over Chase Elliott. And he still has the two wins in his pocket. Which is more than he can say than ...

    2. Chase Elliott: This driver, who surprisingly still hasn't gotten a win in 2015. And while he's winless, throwing around the "sophomore slump" phrase isn't really fair. Is Elliott as fast as he was in 2014? No. But it's safe to say that about the entirety of JR Motorsports. And he's still racking up the top 10s. In 2015 he had 26 top-10 finishes in 33 races. This year he has 19 through 23. The culprit of his points deficit is really crappy restrictor plate luck. He's finished 28th and 37th in two of the three plate races this year.

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  • Brandon Harris named LSU's starting quarterback

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 1 day ago

    LSU has its starting quarterback. Coach Les Miles said Monday evening that Brandon Harris had beaten out Anthony Jennings for the job.

    “Brandon Harris, he’s throwing the ball more accurately,” Miles said via the Baton Rouge Advocate. “He’s done everything we’ve asked him to do.”

    Miles did say that both Harris and Jennings would see playing time against McNeese State on September 5. While the Cowboys gave Nebraska a big scare in 2014, it wouldn't be surprising if a lot of LSU's backups see the field in the second half.

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    Harris was considered the frontrunner for the job despite receiving less playing time than Jennings did in 2014. He started just one game in 2014 and it was a disaster. As the Tigers lost 41-7 to Auburn, Harris was 3-14 passing for 58 yards. 52 yards came on one completion.

    Jennings was arrested over the summer with two LSU teammates after they went to retrieve items from someone else's apartment. None of the players were formally charged.

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  • Everett Golson to start at quarterback for Florida State

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 1 day ago

    Everett Golson is Florida State's starting quarterback.

    The Notre Dame transfer was named the Seminoles' week one starter Monday afternoon by coach Jimbo Fisher. Golson had been competing with Sean Maguire for the position. Maguire spent 2014 as the primary backup for Jameis Winston and started against Clemson after Winston was suspended following an inappropriate act on campus.

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    Golson transferred from Notre Dame following the 2014 season after he lost his starting job at the end of the year to Malik Zaire. As a graduate transfer Golson was eligible to play immediately. His first FSU start will come against Texas State.

    While Florida State had been reluctant to name a starter, Golson winning the job isn't too surprising. It would have been unlikely he would transfer somewhere to play his final season of college football and not be the starting quarterback.

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  • Scott Dixon wins IndyCar title by winning at Sonoma

    Nick Bromberg at From The Marbles 2 days ago

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    Scott Dixon was a bit surprised while in victory lane after Sunday's IndyCar Series finale.

    Dixon entered the race third in the IndyCar Series points standings and needed some misfortune from both Juan Pablo Montoya, the points leader when the race started, and Graham Rahal, who was in second, to get the series title.

    That misfortune happened and Dixon won the championship over Montoya, who finished sixth, via a tiebreaker after he won at Sonoma for the second straight year.

    The tiebreaker was season victories. Dixon's win on Sunday was his third of the season. Montoya, the Indianapolis 500 winner, had two. After the race, Montoya said he felt like he threw the championship away. Sunday's race was for double the normal race points, which allowed Dixon to sneak in for the title. Montoya's win in the 500 was also for double points.

    Dixon entered the race 47 points behind Montoya.

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  • Va. Tech wearing helmet stickers against OSU to honor WDBJ victims

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 2 days ago

    Virginia Tech will have stickers on its helmets against Ohio State on September 6 to honor the two Roanoke television station employees killed earlier in the week.

    The sticker will feature a "7" for WDBJ 7, the station that Alison Parker and Adam Ward worked at. A teal ribbon will remember Parker while a maroon ribbon will be a symbol for Ward, who was a 2011 graduate of Virginia Tech.

    Hokies to honor shooting victims with special helmet sticker for OSU game - http://t.co/N648R2Twm3 pic.twitter.com/SwczXmTwAm

    The two employees were doing a live report for a morning show at a local waterpark when they were shot and killed, allegedly by a former co-worker. Vester Flanagan, the suspected shooter, shot himself and later died after police were pursuing him. Flanagan, who went as Bryce Williams on-air, also allegedly posted a video of the attack to Twitter.

    Vicki Gardner, the woman whom Parker was interviewing in the report, was wounded in the shooting.

    The school also said that a moment of silence has been held at volleyball and soccer games while ribbons for both were also distributed.

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  • South Carolina to wear helmet decals honoring Charleston victims (Photo)

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 2 days ago

    South Carolina will have a helmet decal to honor the nine people killed at a Charleston church.

    The decal was designed by artist Gil Shuler and features the palmetto tree with nine doves – one for each victim.

    The people were shot and killed at Emanuel AME Church on June 17. The suspected shooter, Dylann Roof, has been indicted on 33 hate crime charges.

    “Whether it’s Greenville, Columbia, Charleston or any other cities in South Carolina, we feel a tremendous sense of pride in this state,” South Carolina athletic director Ray Tanner said in a statement.. “The tragedy that happened in Charleston doesn’t just affect people in Charleston; it affects the entire state. We feel very much a part of that at the university. Coach Steve Spurrier and University President Harris Pastides felt very strongly that the ‘Emanuel 9’ should be recognized.”

    The shooting sparked discussion about the role of the Confederate flag, not only in South Carolina, but across the nation. South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier supported motions to remove the flag from the grounds of the state capitol. He previously had disavowed the flag as well.

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