USC tackles Fournette factor

first_imgLSU running back Leonard Fournette (7) leads FBS in rushing yards per game, averaging 216 in four games.LSU running back Leonard Fournette (7) leads FBS in rushing yards per game, averaging 216 in four games. Junior linebacker Skai Moore is confident the Gamecocks will show improvement this season.Junior linebacker Skai Moore is confident the Gamecocks will show improvement this season.COLUMBIA – University of South Carolina defensive players and coaches have no problem comparing LSU running back Leonard Fournette to a former outstanding Southeastern Conference athlete.Stopping Fournette is another matter.“We kind of compare him to (Todd) Gurley,” said USC linebackers coach Kirk Botkin. “He was really good for Georgia for a lot of years. (Fournette is) a big back. He may be a little faster. He may be a little better.“He’s special. That’s the word I would use for him.”Gamecocks defensive line coach Deke Adams agrees.“I think he is more shifty than a Todd Gurley-type kid,” Adams said. “He runs hard. He’s physical and he punishes people that tackle him.”Junior linebacker Skai Moore, who leads the Gamecocks in tackles for the third consecutive season, also sees the former Georgia standout when looking at Fournette.“I’d say he is similar to Gurley — a big guy, powerful, fast,” Moore said. “He is pretty much the same type of back.”For the record, Gurley — now playing for the St. Louis Rams in the NFL — was listed at 6-foot-1 and 226 pounds by Georgia in 2014. LSU lists Fournette as 6-1 and 230 pounds.A look at the stats indicates that when the Gamecocks take the field at Tiger Stadium on Saturday, they will have the difficult job of stopping a running back possibly even more dynamic than Gurley, who gained 131 and 132 yards against USC the past two seasons.After rushing for 1,034 yards and 10 touchdowns as a freshman, Fournette has picked up 864 yards and scored 11 touchdowns while averaging 8.7 yards per carry in four games this season.That includes 228 yards and three touchdowns against Auburn and 244 yards and two scores versus Syracuse.“You have to get your mind right,” said USC free safety Isaiah Johnson about playing Fournette. “He is a great player. He’s big, fast, smart. We’re looking forward to the challenge.“We’ve been waiting for this, waiting for this opportunity to go against a running back like him. I know we’re going to be ready and well-prepared.”Saying you’re ready for the Fournette challenge is one thing. Actually succeeding is something else.As former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson once said, “Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the mouth.”South Carolina has struggled to stop runners:• Last week, Missouri — which ranks 112th in rushing offense in the 127-team FBS — got 98 yards from Ish Witter.•Georgia’s Nick Chubb — considered the Heisman Trophy front-runner before Fournette broke out — rushed for 159 yards three weeks ago against the Gamecocks.•The week before, Kentucky’s Stanley Williams finished with 107.•In the season opener, North Carolina’s Elijah Hood gained 138.Equally troubling for USC is that in the combined 65 times those backs carried the ball, the Gamecocks tackled them for a loss twice — for a combined minus-3 yards.None of that dampers the excitement of a team that considers today a chance to prove its worth against the top rusher in the country.“You see it on film,” Moore said. “You see it on ESPN. He is a big, physical guy who, whenever he gets into the secondary, is a challenge for the (defensive backs) to stop. He’s a big, powerful back.“As a backer, I love that. Just coming downhill and having a physical challenge like that gets me excited. I’m definitely ready for the challenge, put my body on his and see what happens from there.”“You respect his ability but, at the end of the day, he puts his pants on just like we do,” said Mike linebacker T.J. Holloman. “Our job is to go out there and stop him.”TODAY’S GAMESouth Carolina (2-3, 0-3) at No. 5 LSU (4-0, 2-0)Kickoff: 3:30 p.m.TV: ESPNRadio: 104.9 FMlast_img read more

CBS Sports: Sims will start in Alabama opener vs. WVU

first_imgBlake Sims will reportedly take the first snap for the No. 2-ranked Alabama Crimson Tide this season.CBS Sports has learned that the fifth-year senior will start Saturday’s season opener against West Virginia at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta. The 6-foot, 208-pound Sims played behind AJ McCarron for three years after being redshirted his first year in 2010.Alabama coach Nick Saban has yet to make a public announcement that Sims will start. He took issue to a question Wednesday about Sims by saying, “Nobody ever said he wasn’t going to start the game.” Florida State transfer Jacob Coker is expected to play as well Saturday. Sims had taken a slight lead after the second scrimmage of camp because he had a better understanding of the offense than Coker, a Mobile native who had to graduate from Florida State in the spring to be immediately eligible to play this year.A Gainesville, Ga, native, Sims is considered a dual-threat quarterback while 6-5, 230-pound Coker is a pocket passer. In 2011, Saban played McCarron and Phillip Sims in the season opener, but went with McCarron for the entire game the following week at Penn State. McCarron proceeded to win back-to-back national championships in 2011 and 2012 for the Crimson Tide.last_img read more

Final: Tennessee 24, Vanderbilt 17

first_imgLive University of Tennessee vs. Vanderbilt football updates:Live Blog Live: Tennessee-Arkansas Sate updates window.cilAsyncInit = function() {cilEmbedManager.init()};(function() {if (window.cilVwRand === undefined) { window.cilVwRand = Math.floor(Math.random()*10000000); }var e = document.createElement(‘script’);e.async = true;var domain = (document.location.protocol == ‘http:’ || document.location.protocol == ‘file:’) ? ‘’ : ‘’;e.src = domain + ‘/vw.js?v=’ + window.cilVwRand; = ‘cilScript-e20a50a2c5’;document.getElementById(‘cil-root-e20a50a2c5’).appendChild(e);}());Tennessee kick retuner Cameron Sutton (23) turns the corner as he runs it back for UT's first touchdown against Vanderbilt at Vanderbilt Stadium. Saturday Nov. 29, 2014.Tennessee kick retuner Cameron Sutton (23) turns the corner as he runs it back for UT’s first touchdown against Vanderbilt at Vanderbilt Stadium. Saturday Nov. 29, 2014.last_img read more

St. John’s Basketball Showcasing Another Strong Season [VIDEO]

first_imgCOLLEGEVILLE — St. John’s basketball has become one of the powerhouses in Division III sports in the past few years.The team has quickly moved up the rankings this season sitting at Number 2 in the latest poll, the programs highest ranking. 360p 720p HD Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Skip About Connatix V56490 Head Coach Pat McKenzie says despite the outside noise, his team has remained focused and bought into his system.We’re not going to get overly high after a win, and we don’t want to get overly low after a loss. We want to stay the course and do the work that will help us prepare for the next game.McKenzie recently earned his 100th win with the Johnnies, an achievement he gives full credit to his players.When you have a variety of weapons out there on the floor, the offense tends to flow a little easier and when the guys are willing to share the ball, we are tough to guard.McKenzie says his team has shown a desire and drive all season, and even with their 17-1 record, he feels they haven’t reached their full potential.The Johnnies open up a three game home stand Wednesday at Sexton Arena, a place they’ve gone 32-3 in the last three seasons.Enter your number to get our free mobile appSubmitcenter_img 1080p HD About Connatix V56490 1/1 Auto (360p)last_img read more

Prototype Cubs road jersey?

first_img Share on other sites SportsLogos.Net 1,005 26,195 Posted July 30, 2012 the admiral DG_ThenNowForever Share on other sites 8,818 posts 13,832 0 Lights Out 4,356 Share this post Posted July 30, 2012 786 Share this post Members Favourite Logos:North Stars Favourite Logos:*Devil Rays alternate cap logo, 1998*Red Sox cap logo*Chargers primary logo*Lake Elsinore Storm cap logo Share this post 4,356 SportsLogos.Net Share on other sites Link to post Forums Home Followers 1 Members 26,195 Link to post What’s a “youngster 13 and under” going to do with a damn thermal mug? Any time my mom gave me a thermos full of tomato soup, I dumped it and spent my milk money on ice cream. Members the admiral 0 the admiral I see CHICAGO but I also see CHIOAGO, so I’m glad they never used this I apologize for any decorum Share this post Sports Logo News Location:West Coast how come the Cubbies can’t get their road unis right after all this time? Yes, I know they haven’t gotten much done on the field for 90+ years, but their Homes unis are pretty solid, have been for years. I see CHICAGO but I also see CHIOAGO, so I’m glad they never used thisI see “CHIACUBSAGO”. I’m happy this never saw the field as well. 0 Members Favourite Logos:North Stars 786 Go To Topic Listing 786 lahaye7 I apologize for any decorum Posted July 30, 2012 I see CHICAGO but I also see CHIOAGO, so I’m glad they never used thisI see “CHIACUBSAGO”. I’m happy this never saw the field as well. Followers 1 13,832 Link to post 4,356 1,005 Prototype Cubs road jersey? 1,005 26,195 Posted July 31, 2012 26,195 Operator, number, please; it’s been so many years Location:in phone Posted July 30, 2012 0 Share on other sites Members is pretty interesting: basically the 1990 road jersey with the Cubs’ primary logo in place of the middle “C” in Chicago. It’s billed as a prototype. Recommended Posts 26,359 posts the user formerly known as NJTank 26,195 0 Members 0 57,915 posts phutmasterflex Prototype Cubs road jersey? Lights Out Link to post Share this post 0 phutmasterflex Share this post Posted July 30, 2012 the admiral Sports Logo News 13,832 Posted July 30, 2012 Seems like they had the idea kicking around for a while. Bad idea, great typeface. Sports Logos Share this post 33,394 posts Sign in to follow this   482 BigBubba lahaye7 Link to post Sports Logos This topic is now closed to further replies. Location:Seattle 26,195 Share on other sites All Activity All Activity 57,915 posts DG_ThenNowForever Board Man + Young Trece And why is there a thumbnail of Dan Roan with a mullet and a Hawaiian shirt when the clip ends? How was that allowed to happen? BigBubba 482 Link to post 5,835 posts Members Sign in to follow this   Link to post By Lights Out, July 30, 2012 in Sports Logo News 482 1,712 posts Forums Home Share on other sites Share on other sites Prototype Cubs road jersey?last_img read more

Joint procurement for the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympic Games for the…

first_imgThe Latvian Olympic Committee (LOC) and the Latvian Paralympic Committee (LPK) have for the first time announced a joint tender for the purchase of costumes and equipment for the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games, the LOK reports on Tuesday. In order to ensure a unified visual image of the Latvian Olympic and Paralympic teams at the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games next summer, LOK and LPK have announced a joint international procurement tender for manufacturers of sportswear and equipment. For the first time in the history of Latvia, the Olympic and Paralympic teams will have a unified visual identity.“The procurement is international, so we expect offers from several leading sporting goods brands,” says LOK President George Tikmer. “The most important circumstance is that this is the first part of the costume procurement procedure. In the autumn, we will announce the second procurement, where we will look for suppliers and manufacturers of Olympic and Paralympic teams for parade costumes.” “We will also actively address local fashion designers, as it will be a unique opportunity to create parade costumes that will be seen around the world at the opening ceremonies of the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games.”“It is very positive that the co-operation between the Latvian Olympic and Paralympic Committees has become closer, and for the first time in Latvia’s history the Olympians and Paralympians will have a common visual identity, bearing Latvia’s name in the world. This is also good international practice. in a world where Olympic and Paralympic athletes tend to wear different costumes, “says LLPK President Daiga Dadzite.She also emphasizes that the paralympians will use the clothes purchased as a result of the competition not only in the Paralympic Games, but will also be able to use them in European and world championships for several years, as it is not possible to buy new sportswear for every competition.“We invite entrepreneurs to actively participate in the competition so that the range of offers is as wide as possible and we get the best possible offer for Latvian athletes,” added Dadzīte.In order to ensure transparency and fair competition in the procurement, as well as to prevent conflicts of interest, an independent audit company has been involved – PricewaterhouseCoopers Legal (PwC Legal), which has undertaken to provide legal assistance to LOK and LPK in planning, coordinating and executing the procurement procedure. transparency and fair competition. The task of PwC Legal is to compile procurement documentation projects, agreements, as well as to provide legal support as an involved expert, advising LOK and LPK throughout the procurement process.“Organizing the procurement procedure and concluding the contract is a very responsible and thorough work. It is very important to ensure openness and fair competition during the procurement procedure so that the customer gets the best result,” said PwC Legal lawyer Sanda Niedrīte.The announced costume procurement envisages the purchase of 230 sets of sportswear for the needs of the Olympic and Paralympic teams, and each of them will consist of 32 items of clothing and accessories. The previously planned donation agreement for the supply of costumes to the Latvian Olympic and Paralympic team could not be implemented because the donor broke the agreement due to the crisis caused by Covid-19 in the world.As a result of the competition, the selected supplier will provide sportswear for the delegations of athletes and staff of the Latvian Olympic and Paralympic teams for the XXXII Olympic Games and Paralympic Games, which will take place in Tokyo next summer.The biggest challenge of such a procurement is to combine the requirements of athletes with the promotion of the Latvian state, at the same time observing the requirements of the International Olympic Committee, the International Paralympic Committee and the visual form developed by the Latvian Olympic delegation.last_img read more

Young Montague squad answers skeptics, pounding Reed City 42-0 in 2019 opener

first_img Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. Inappropriate / Offensive Share × Bestseller Not relevant Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. $2.99 $6.99 Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. Report a problem This item is… By Andrew JohnsonLocalSportsJournal.comMONTAGUE – In high school football, it’s rare to see offensive fireworks in season openers.Most teams need a week or two to work out the kinks.But the Montague Wildcats, who lost a lot of starters from last year’s state finalist team, came out firing on all cylinders in a 42-0 victory over an always strong Reed City squad  at home on Friday night.The explosive attack was sparked by junior quarterback Drew Collins, who threw for 116 yards and three touchdowns on 10-of-16 passing, while also rushing for 82 yards and a touchdown on three carries.Senior receiver Brennan Schwarz was also outstanding, finding the end zone three times on receptions of 10, 16 and 48 yards.“It was the most preparation we’ve put in,” said Collins about team practices heading into the opener. “Even guys who don’t get excited, got excited.”Drue Collins breaks free for Montague on the keeper. Photo/Leo ValdezMontague head coach Pat Collins was quick to praise the Wildcat defense.“I was happy with the defensive effort,” the coach said. “I thought the coaches did a good job preparing the guys. Offensively we weren’t hitting on all cylinders early and reaching for big plays, but then our offense kind of took control in the second quarter.”The win provided a measure of revenge for the Wildcats, who fell to Reed City in the 2018 season opener, 34-13.“It feels really good,” said Schwarz, who finished with 75 yards receiving on four catches. “Everyone is doubting us because we lost a lot from last year. Shutting them out felt amazing. We were preparing all offseason to make sure we wouldn’t lose again.”The two teams were competitive in the first quarter, with the lone score coming on an 18-yard pass from Collins to Schwarz. The PAT kick gave Montague a 7-0 lead.Montague blew the game open in the second quarter, with Collins finding Schwarz for touchdown passes of 16 and 48 yards, Collins scoring on an 80-yard run and Johnny Monette finding the end zone from 27 yards out. The Wildcats led 35-0 at halftime.The lone score in the second half came when Montague sophomore running back Dylan Everett posted a 28-yard TD run.Montague will open up West Michigan Conference play next Friday at Mason County Central.Johnathon Monette cuts into his line on the Montague rush. Photo/leo Valdez Inappropriate / Offensive Not relevant Ads by Amazon Wildcats Bestseller Displayed poorly Bestseller Other DEAL OF THE DAY Add Comments (Max 320 characters) (745) Michael Collins Report a problem This item is… (749) Not relevant ENDS IN Inappropriate / Offensive Mail Bestseller Displayed poorly Not relevant ENDS IN (1914) Report a problem This item is… DEAL OF THE DAY Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. × ENDS IN Report a problem This item is… Next Friday 0 Add Comments (Max 320 characters) Other $1.99 (1234) Other Inappropriate / Offensive ENDS IN × Add Comments (Max 320 characters) $2.99 Ads by Amazon Shares Displayed poorly DEAL OF THE DAY Other Add Comments (Max 320 characters) Displayed poorly Wildcats Shop Related Products Share DEAL OF THE DAY ×last_img read more

Seahawks reduce roster to 80, release Hunt and Jackson

first_img WATCH US LIVE The Seattle Seahawks released nine players Sunday to reduce their roster to 80 players, including veterans Branden Jackson and Joey Hunt.Terminating the contract of Hunt will save Seattle about $2.2 million against the salary cap. But it was a bit of a surprising move after Hunt started eight games last season following a season-ending injury to Justin Britt. Seattle added B.J. Finney in free agency and reserve Ethan Pocic also has experience at center.Jackson appeared in 15 games last season for Seattle and had two sacks. He appeared in 36 games over three seasons for the Seahawks.Seattle also waived: RB Patrick Carr, WR Seth Dawkins, G Kahlil McKenzie, DB Josh Norwood, G Jordan Roos, LB Sutton Smith and TE Dominick Wood-Anderson. SUBSCRIBE TO US Written By First Published: 27th July, 2020 10:54 IST LIVE TVcenter_img COMMENT FOLLOW US Last Updated: 27th July, 2020 10:54 IST Seahawks Reduce Roster To 80, Release Hunt And Jackson The Seattle Seahawks released nine players Sunday to reduce their roster to 80 players, including veterans Branden Jackson and Joey Hunt. Associated Press Television News last_img read more

Paralympic stars and experts headline first FEI Para-Equestrian Forum

first_imgHome  »  Disciplines News  »  Other Disciplines  »  Para-equestrian news  »  Paralympic stars and experts headline first FEI Para-Equestrian Forum Paralympic stars and experts headline first FEI Para-Equestrian Forum 20 March 2015, 12:55 The journey Ireland will make a presentation during the event. The Forum will be opened by FEI Secretary General Sabrina Zeender, Ulf Wilken, Chair of the FEI Para-Equestrian Committee and Dr Jan Holger Holtschmit, chairman of the German National Equestrian Federation Para-Equestrian Committee. All about the sport The London 2012 Paralympic Games marked a historical chapter for Ireland, which qualified its first team and was rewarded with a bronze medal. Damian McDonald, Secretary General of the Irish National Equestrian Federation, will take the stand with Austria’s reigning European champion and London 2012 gold and bronze medallist Pepo Puch, to explain the journey that athletes and their closest supporters experience on their way to the top. The two-day event will put the spotlight on Para-Equestrian Dressage, a mainstay of the Paralympic Movement since the 1996 Paralympic Games in Atlanta (USA), and Para-Equestrian Reining. The FEI became one of the first international sports governing bodies to govern and regulate global para sport alongside its seven able-bodied disciplines when Para-Equestrian Dressage joined its ranks in 2006. The FEI now governs all international competitions for Para-Equestrian Dressage and Para-Driving, and will be giving a demonstration of Para-Equestrian Reining at this dynamic Forum. “Para-Equestrian sport is now extremely popular in many countries around the world and at many different levels. Testament to the growth at the top echelons of the sport was last year’s record-breaking 33 nations and 100 riders and horses who competed for Para-Equestrian Dressage medals at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ 2014. The full programme for the FEI Para-Equestrian Forum, which is being supported by the German Equestrian Federation and Equitana, Germany’s biggest equestrian sports fair, can be viewed here: “I think the forum demonstrates how much our sport has developed. I’m looking forward to being part of it and seeing what happens”, Puch said. The future “We have created the FEI’s first Para-Equestrian Forum to open up discussions for everyone involved in the sport with vested interests in seeing it develop,” explained Trond Asmyr, FEI Director, Dressage and Para-Equestrian Dressage. The International Paralympic Committee’s Director of Media & Communications Craig Spence will discuss the promotion of para-equestrian sport, while Amanda Bond, former British Dressage Chief Executive, will update delegates on the latest developments heading into the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games in her role as FEI Technical Delegate. PARA-Equestrian sport will take centre stage this weekend (21-22 March), when experts and athletes from 22 countries will descend on Essen in Germany for the FEI’s first Para-Equestrian Forum. “This Forum will bring everyone in the sport together, and will give us all a valuable opportunity to share ideas and experiences to ensure our sport continues to grow and flourish.” Tags: Damian McDonald, Para-Equestrian Dressage, Para-Equestrian Forumlast_img read more

Sweetnam Goes Close Again At Spruce Meadows

first_imgHome  »  Disciplines News  »  Showjumping News  »  Sweetnam Goes Close Again At Spruce Meadows Earlier, Sweetnam had placed 4th with Cyklon and 10th with Bijzander in the 1m45 class, which was won by American Molly Ashe on Balous Day Date. Related news stories ALTHOUGH still without a win at the four-star show at Spruce Meadows, Canada, Shane Sweetnam kept the pressure on when grabbing another third place finish last night (Saturday) in the 1m50 CIBC Cup – his third such result in three consecutive days. 28 June 2015, 01:26 2 July 2015, 18:22 Wins for Foley and O’Connor in USA and Netherlands 14 July 2015, 20:56 Splaine names Irish squad for German Nations’ Cup Tags: shane sweetnam, spruce meadows center_img 29 June 2015, 01:40 Sweetnam places second in Spruce Meadows Grand Prix 18 July 2015, 18:05 Ireland seventh in German Nations’ Cup 17 July 2015, 11:25 Splaine confirms team for German Nations’ Cup 26 September 2015, 13:49 Sweetnam takes third, Swail fifth in New York Grand Prix Sweetnam Goes Close Again At Spruce Meadows The Corkman, riding Easy Contact Humlan, was one of only three to negotiate the opening round without a fault, but picked up four in the decider, as did rival Nicola Philippaerts of Belgium on Challenge VD Begijnakker though in a faster time. However, the ribbons were claimed by Canada’s Eric Lamaze on Coco Bongo, who left everything intact and posted the fastest time as well.last_img read more