Sad news out of the New Orleans area as NOLA.com reports former USC running back Joe McKnight was killed in a shooting on Thursday afternoon. Per the report: A witness, who declined to give her name, said she was leaving a store in the area when she saw a man at the intersection yelling at another man, who was trying to apologize. The man who was yelling shot the other man more than once, she said. Police said the shooter stayed on the scene and turned his gun into authorities. McKnight was a local superstar during his prep days, known for his playmaking ability at powerhouse John Curtis Christian High School. The five-star recruit took his talents West to USC, where many dubbed him the next
When Texas running back D’Onta Foreman declared for the 2017 NFL draft on Wednesday, it was a no-brainer. Texas had just fired head coach Charlie Strong. Other top-tier players around the country such as Florida State running back Dalvin Cook, Michigan’s Jabrill Peppers and Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson have given strong or definitive indications that they’re gone.
Northwestern sophomore center Dererk Pardon underwent surgery on his right hand on Thursday, the school announced. Pardon injured his hand in the second half of Monday night’s 65-58 win over Wake Forest in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. The program will reevaluate him at the end of of this month, before the start of Big Ten Conference play. The 6-foot-8 Pardon was averaging 6.9 points, 7.0 rebounds, 1.0 assists and 2.6 blocks per game, shooting 58 percent from the field, for the Wildcats. With freshman forward Rapolas Ivanauskas out for the season with a shoulder injury, the frontline will be a bit thin for the remainder of the non-conference slate as Aaron Falzon and Gavin Skelly will do some heavy