Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 1 hr ago
The new student body president of Notre Dame is a football player.
Wide receiver Corey Robinson won Wednesday night's elections. He's the son of former San Antonio Spurs center David Robinson.
Robinson, a senior in 2016, announced his campaign in January. He told The Observer, the student paper of Notre Dame and St. Mary's, that he'd be able to juggle the responsibilities of playing football and being student body president.
“This spring, all of our practices are in the morning, so we practice from six in the morning until 10 a.m., and the rest of the day is free, and I have one class a day, no class on Fridays,” he said. “In the summer, same kind of thing — we only practice for two hours a day, and I’m going to be here every day, all day, so that’ll be easy as well. I’m only taking one class. “
Once the Irish begin their 2016 season in August, Robinson said his schedule will change but would still allow him to fully work in student government.
Robinson had 16 catches for 200 yards and a touchdown in 2015. Those numbers will likely increase next season with the departures of WR Will Fuller and RB C.J. Prosise to the NFL.
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Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 2 hrs ago
Ole Miss athletic director Ross Bjork said the NCAA's investigation into his school is done.
The Rebels have been accused of 28 NCAA violations, 13 of which involve the football program. The investigation took over three years and there shouldn't be any additional allegations against the athletic department.
"I'm confident in our process," Bjork told the Jackson Clarion-Ledger on Wednesday. "I'm confident in our defense, and I'm confident in our positions.
According to the Associated Press, nine of the 13 football allegations allegedly happened under the watch of current Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze. Bjork told the CL that Freeze has not been named in any wrongdoing. He also said that the NCAA process could be further along if it wasn't for the suspension of offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil.
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Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 17 hrs ago
SEC commissioner Greg Sankey will not tweet back at you, Jim Harbaugh.
The SEC isn't too fond of Harbaugh's idea to hold part of Michigan's spring practice sessions on spring break in Florida. Sankey said earlier in the week that the SEC has asked the NCAA to prevent teams from practicing during spring break.
Wednesday, Harbaugh fired off this tweet.
Question of the day: Does anyone find whining to be attractive? Just curious.
"I'm not going to reduce what is an important conversation to some childhood use of Twitter," Sankey told the site. "This is an important issue."
We'll leave it up to you whether or not you think Harbaugh would believe that is whining. Or if Twitter serves any adult purpose, for that matter.
The Wolverines are scheduled to practice at IMG Academy, a school in Florida that boasts some top recruits in the 2017 class.
Nick Bromberg at From The Marbles 17 hrs ago
Stewart-Haas Racing has reportedly found Tony Stewart's replacement. For Daytona, anyway.
According to the Associated Press, Brian Vickers will replace Stewart at the 2.5-mile oval. However, that replacement is contingent on Vickers being medically cleared to race for Stewart. Vickers missed all but two races in 2015 after a recurrence of blood clots. Vickers was initially sidelined in 2010 for blood clots and also missed time in 2013.
SHR has an announcement scheduled for Friday morning to officially name Stewart's Daytona driver.
Vickers was slated to compete the full season last year for Michael Waltrip Racing. He was replaced in the No. 55 by Brett Moffitt and David Ragan and ended up without a ride after MWR shut down following the season. His teammate at MWR, Clint Bowyer, is at HScott Motorsports in 2016 and will replace Stewart in the No. 14 car in 2017.
Vickers has missed time because of the blood clots because he can't race while on blood thinners to treat the clots.
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Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 19 hrs ago
A security worker at the University of Houston's AAC-clinching game against Navy has been charged with misdemeanor assault after he was indicted by a grand jury.
Workers contracted by the security company the school used for football games were captured on video being extremely rough to fans storming the field. Cougar fans were overjoyed about their team's win over Navy to win the conference and a spot in the Peach Bowl against Florida State. Houston ended up beating the Seminoles to finish the season 13-1.
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Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 20 hrs ago
Outgoing USC athletic director Pat Haden was reportedly taken to see his doctor by ambulance from USC on Wednesday after he felt lightheaded when walking back to his office from a meeting.
Haden announced earlier in February that he was stepping down from his job at the end of June. He's been USC's athletic director since August 2010.
Haden, who turned 63 last month, was ''alert and talking’’ throughout the incident, according to a USC spokesperson, and there was no immediate indication how long Haden might be under medical care.
Haden, according to the school, was walking back to Heritage Hall after an on-campus meeting when he ''felt a little lightheaded and sat down.’’ USC medical personnel then tended to Haden, who at one point walked back to his office.
After further evaluation, it was apparently determined that Haden should see his doctor, at which point he was transported off campus via ambulance.
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Nick Bromberg at From The Marbles 21 hrs ago
Scott Tucker, who won a class title in the 2014 Rolex 24 as an owner and driver, faces federal indictments in a payday lending scheme.
Outside of the debatable ethics involved in payday lending, Tucker's business practices have been under scrutiny for some time. According to the indictments, Tucker is accused of trying to say his companies were owned by Native American tribes. And boy, was he running one heck of a business.
According to the Kansas City Star, "prosecutors want Tucker to forfeit $2 billion in proceeds, plus 10 high-end sports cars and a Learjet." Tucker's company is based in suburban Kansas City. He's indicted along with another man whose payday lending company is located in the area. They both owned companies that provided short term loans with incredibly high interest rates.
Here's how Tucker used the tribes to his benefit. From the Pitch KC:
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Nick Bromberg at From The Marbles 23 hrs ago
Bobby Labonte is driving for Joe Gibbs Racing in 2016.
The team announced Wednesday that the 2000 Sprint Cup Series champion would drive for the team in the season-opening Xfinity race at Daytona International Speedway. Labonte will be behind the wheel of the No. 18, the number he drove from 1995-2005 with JGR.
The car won't have the familiar Interstate Batteries sponsorship that Labonte had during that tenure, however. It'll be sponsored by NOS, an energy drink. The company is sponsoring JGR's No. 18 Xfinity car for 18 races. Kyle Busch is driving 16 of those races. Busch isn't partaking in any restrictor plate races in the Xfinity Series in 2016 after he was injured in the Daytona race in February of 2015.
“I’m excited about the opportunity to drive for JGR again," Labonte said in a statement. "I didn’t think this would ever happen and when Joe called me about the program, it was a ‘no-brainer.’ Great race team, great cars, the opportunity is a good one. There would be nothing better than to hang a flag in this building too."
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Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 23 hrs ago
Two key Iowa State contributors will not be part of the team in 2016.
The Cyclones dismissed wide receiver D’Vario Montgomery and announced Wednesday that running back Joshua Thomas was transferring.
Montgomery was dismissed for a violation of team rules. He had 27 catches for 335 yards and three scores in 2015. Those numbers were a big drop from 2014, when he had 44 catches for 605 yards and two touchdowns. While he was fourth on the team in catches two years ago, he led the Cyclones in yardage.
The redshirt junior transferred to Iowa State from South Florida.
Thomas, a redshirt freshman in 2015, was third on the team with 295 rushing yards and had seven touchdowns.
Iow State finished 3-9 in 2015 and fired coach Paul Rhoads near the end of the season. The school hired Toledo's Matt Campbell to replace him.
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Nick Bromberg at From The Marbles 1 day ago
After the Tuesday announcement of NASCAR's new charter system, you likely have questions about it. And since we're all about the people here at From the Marbles, we have some answers. Hopefully. Below is a list of questions regarding the new ownership structure and answers to those questions.
Who got charters?
36 cars from 18 teams will have charters. You can view the full list of charters here.
What does the charter entail?
It's a franchising system. Of sorts. (Almost) anyone can still form a Cup Series team and attempt to compete in the sport. But the 36 charter teams now have a guaranteed starting spot in every race for the next nine years as well as a greater share of the revenue pie (which is quite large, given that NASCAR is in the midst of a 10-year, $4.4 billion TV contract).
How could a team get a charter?
It had to run a full season for the past three years. While most of the powerhouse teams have charters, not all of them do.
Who doesn't have a charter?
What do SHR and JGR do for those two teams?
Are fields still 43 cars?