Five players at Wheaton College in Illinois are facing felony charges after allegedly hazing a freshman on the team in the spring of 2016. Given the allegations, the word hazing is way too nice of a characterization to use. The player, who the Chicago Tribune didn’t name, told police he was tackled by a group of players and had his hands and feet duct-tape cuffed as he was watching the NCAA tournament in his dorm room.
Even with a humbling 24-10 loss to the Baltimore Ravens, the Cleveland Browns showed enough progress to move up a spot in the latest USA TODAY NFL power rankings. Cleveland nudges up from No. 28 to No. 27. Consider this a case of other teams looking a lot worse than the Browns, who hung with the impressive Ravens (No. 11) despite abysmal offensive play from rookie quarterback DeShone Kizer and every wide receiver not named Rashard Higgins. The rest of the team looked decent enough, and that includes venerable left tackle Joe Thomas. No. 73 was the focus of the commentary, “We take this opportunity to laud LT Joe Thomas, he of 162 consecutive starts and more than 10,000 straight snaps since he
I know, I know. He’s big, strong, doesn’t really stretch the floor as a shooter, so why would Boston throw him in with the first unit? Because as much as Boston wants to be versatile across the floor, they also need some added toughness in the frontcourt in part to help them set a defensive tone. Among centers who appeared in 75 or more games, only then-San Antonio big man Dewayne Dedmon (Orlando Magic) had a better defensive rating (97.5) than Baynes (98.5). But you would be remiss in looking at his role with a somewhat skeptical eye because of how this roster is constructed. The Celtics are not built to be a good rebounding team because the players that give them the best shot at winning