Month: January 2021

7:45 PM ET After Keyontae Johnson collapsed face-first and was subsequently hospitalized for several days in critical condition, basketball became an afterthought for Florida‘s men’s basketball team. Johnson was the Gators’ leader, a first-team All-SEC selection last season who was named the preseason SEC Player of the Year before this season. If Florida struggled on
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7:33 PM ET With 13:30 remaining in No. 2 Baylor’s 84-72 home win over Auburn on Saturday, Matthew Mayer — the team’s popular, floppy-haired reserved — flew into the lane for a tip-dunk that made ESPN analyst Fran Fraschilla scream, “Oh, my goodness!” The Baylor bench erupted too. For Mayer, however, the dunk also helped
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4:59 PM ET Associated Press GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Florida Gators promoted Garrick McGee from analyst to quarterbacks coach Friday, filling a vacancy created by Brian Johnson‘s departure to the NFL’s Philadelphia Eagles. McGee spent the 2020 season working behind the scenes at Florida after a two-year stint at Missouri. The former Alabama-Birmingham head coach
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Jan 28, 2021 EUGENE, Ore. — Former California associate head coach Tim DeRuyter has been named Oregon’s defensive coordinator and outside linebackers coach. DeRuyter replaces Andy Avalos, who left the Ducks to become head coach at Boise State. DeRuyter had been on Cal’s staff since 2017, first as defensive coordinator and inside linebackers coach before
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12:56 PM ET ESPN Junior 300 quarterback Gunner Stockton announced his commitment to Georgia on Thursday, choosing the Bulldogs over Auburn. Stockton, a 6-foot-1, 195-pound dual-threat quarterback from Rabun County High School in Tiger, Georgia, is the No. 41-ranked recruit overall in the 2022 class and No. 6-ranked recruit in the state. Stockton had previously
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Jan 29, 2021 Kentucky‘s men’s basketball program is pausing team activities and the Wildcats’ game against No. 5 Texas on Saturday has been canceled, the school announced Friday. The school will reevaluate in 48 hours whether the Wildcats can resume practicing. Kentucky said the pause was “due to a combination of positive testing, contact tracing
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7:09 PM ET Associated Press AUSTIN, Texas — Montana State head coach Jeff Choate has moved to Texas to be the Longhorns’ linebackers coach and co-defensive coordinator under Steve Sarkisian. The move was expected but wasn’t formally announced by Texas until Thursday. Choate has spent the past four seasons as head coach at Montana State,
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3:58 PM ET Associated Press CORAL GABLES, Fla. — Freshman forward Matt Cross has left the Miami Hurricanes‘ program, the latest personnel loss for a reeling team plagued by injuries. No reason was given when Miami made the announcement Thursday. Cross started nine games, ranked fifth on the team in points and fourth in rebounds,
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7:54 PM ET Former Tennessee running back Eric Gray is transferring to Oklahoma, he announced Wednesday. Gray, who led Tennessee with 772 rushing yards and finished second on the team with 30 receptions in 2020, entered the NCAA’s transfer portal last week after the Vols fired head coach Jeremy Pruitt. The 5-foot-10, 205-pound Gray reportedly
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9:00 AM ET Mechelle VoepelESPN.com Close Mechelle Voepel covers the WNBA, women’s college basketball, and other college sports for espnW. Voepel began covering women’s basketball in 1984, and has been with ESPN since 1996. At halftime of Sunday’s game at LSU, South Carolina coach Dawn Staley’s mind was churning. Her Gamecocks trailed by just two
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4:18 PM ET More than two years after Maryland offensive lineman Jordan McNair died from heatstroke he suffered during a football workout, Maryland state government officials swiftly and unanimously approved a $3.5 million settlement Wednesday from the University of Maryland to McNair’s parents, Marty McNair and Tonya Wilson. The 19-year-old from Randallstown, Maryland, collapsed during
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1:28 PM ET Florida offensive coordinator Brian Johnson is headed to the Philadelphia Eagles as quarterbacks coach, a source told ESPN. Johnson, 33, will join the staff of new Eagles coach Nick Sirianni and offensive coordinator Shane Steichen. He spent the past three seasons under Dan Mullen at Florida, and was promoted from quarterbacks coach
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