Month: September 2021

6:28 PM ET Jeff Borzello Close ESPN Staff Writer Basketball recruiting insider. Joined ESPN in 2014. Graduate of University of Delaware. Paul Biancardi Close Basketball Recruiting National Recruiting Director for ESPN.com 18 years of coaching experience at Division I level Former Horizon League coach of the year at Wright State Jaden Bradley, the top-ranked point
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7:00 AM ET Ben Baby Close ESPN Staff Writer ESPN Staff Writer Previously a college football writer for The Dallas Morning News University of North Texas graduate Michael DiRocco Close ESPN Staff Writer Covered University of Florida for 13 seasons for ESPN.com and Florida Times-Union Graduate of Jacksonville University Multiple APSE award winner Joe Burrow
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9:24 PM ET Jeff Borzello Close ESPN Staff Writer Basketball recruiting insider. Joined ESPN in 2014. Graduate of University of Delaware. Paul Biancardi Close Basketball Recruiting National Recruiting Director for ESPN.com 18 years of coaching experience at Division I level Former Horizon League coach of the year at Wright State Nick Smith, the highest-ranked available
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Sep 29, 2021 Associated Press MEMPHIS, Tenn. — FedEx Forum will continue requiring face masks for everyone attending basketball games for NBA Memphis Grizzlies and University of Memphis Tigers games and other arena events regardless of vaccination status through the end of October. Wednesday’s announcement follows Shelby County’s health directive continuing its mask mandate. A
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Grant Xhaka will be out three months with a knee ligament injury. Xhaka was withdrawn in the 82nd minute of Arsenal’s 3-1 win over Spurs. The timing is cruel for Arsenal and Xhaka, who was outstanding on an afternoon that was seen as a benchmark for Mikel Arteta’s side.
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5:49 PM ET Louisiana-Monroe quarterback Rhett Rodriguez, the son of longtime football coach Rich Rodriguez, is home after being in intensive care following a lung injury suffered during Saturday’s game against Troy, his father told ESPN on Tuesday. Rhett Rodriguez was in the intensive care unit at Francis Medical Center with a collapsed lung and
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12:27 PM 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. Two moves by the NCAA on Wednesday should allow increased opportunities for collaboration and cross-promotion between the Division I men’s and
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2:05 PM ET Associated Press MANHATTAN, Kan. — Kansas State quarterback Skylar Thompson is unlikely to play against sixth-ranked Oklahoma on Saturday, even though he is making progress from a knee injury that he sustained in an early victory over Southern Illinois. Wildcats coach Chris Klieman said Tuesday that Thompson, the sixth-year senior who took
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7:42 PM ET Associated Press GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida athletic director Scott Stricklin took responsibility Tuesday for former women’s basketball coach Cam Newbauer’s toxic environment that included verbal abuse toward players, assistants and staff members. Stricklin met with four media members and provided some details and a rough timeline of what transpired during Newbauer’s tenure,
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Sep 27, 2021 Former Ohio State linebacker K’Vaughan Pope, who was dismissed from the team Sunday following a sideline incident during Saturday’s game against Akron, has entered the NCAA transfer portal. Pope’s name appeared Monday in the portal as an undergraduate transfer candidate. He had to be escorted to the Buckeyes’ locker room during the
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Mauricio Pochettino played down an apparent disagreement between Kylian Mbappé and Neymar during the 2-0 home victory over Montpellier on Saturday. After being substituted late on, Mbappé reportedly complained that Neymar does not always pass to him. “These things happen,” Pochettino said. “There are always things between top players – they are competitors who want to
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Lionel Messi will play for Paris Saint-Germain in their Champions League match against Manchester City. Messi was a doubt for the Group A match due to a bruised knee that has forced him to miss PSG’s past two games. “Leo is in a very good way. I think he will be in the squad tomorrow
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N’Golo Kante will miss Chelsea’s Champions League match on Wednesday against Juventus after testing positive for COVID-19. It is not known if Kante has received the vaccine. Thomas Tuchel, who is fully vaccinated, admitted he is unaware of how many Chelsea players have received the jab but refused to call for a mandatory uptake despite an
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6:35 PM ET Multiple players accused former Florida women’s basketball coach Cam Newbauer of creating a toxic environment during his tenure, including intimidation, verbal abuse and racist comments. Players went on the record with their allegations Monday in a story published in the school’s newspaper, The Independent Florida Alligator. The story also detailed multiple instances
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6:28 PM ET Louisiana-Monroe quarterback Rhett Rodriguez, son of longtime coach Rich Rodriguez, has been hospitalized and is in intensive care with a lung injury he suffered during Saturday’s game against Troy, according to his father. “Our family would like to thank everyone who has reached out with their thoughts and prayers for Rhett, as
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