Four top-10 teams losing to unranked opponents in one week tends to shake things up a bit. For starters, Alabama is now unanimously viewed as the No. 1 team in the country. The Tide earned every available No. 1 vote in Sunday’s Coaches’ Poll and the companion AP poll, released Sunday. Penn State moved up to No. 2, the program’s highest ranking since 1999. Georgia followed behind at No. 3, while TCU and Wisconsin filled out the top five. A fifth straight blowout was enough for Ohio State to jump three spots forward to No. 6, putting the Buckeyes at the front of the 1-loss train, ahead of Clemson. LSU re-joined the poll after knocking off then-No. 10 Auburn, but remained three spots ahead of the
Boxing faceoffs are all about mind games. Fighters try to look intimidating, they talk trash, and they get up in each other’s grills all in the name of mind games. Swedish professional boxer Mikaela Laurén took the theatrics to a whole other place during a press conference on Monday when she stood toe-to-toe with undefeated champion Cecilia Braekhus. As cameras clicked away, Lauren approached Braekhus, stared deeply into her eyes and planted a kiss on her lips.
Louisville basketball head coach Rick Pitino was officially fired Monday following a federal investigation into fraud claims against the University of Louisville's basketball program. The move comes after Pitino was put on unpaid administrative leave on Sept. 27. University of Louisville’s Interim President Greg Postel confirmed that the school was part of an FBI investigation into fraud and corruption in college basketball launched in September, ESPN reported. Ten men, including a top Adidas executive and four assistant coaches, were charged by the FBI on Sept. 26 with using hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes to influence incoming athletes. Pitino, 65, is not specifically named in court