first_imgTo ensure the integrity of Australian sport is maintained, the Australian Sports Commission (ASC) held a meeting with several leaders of the sports industry in April 2004. They discussed an industry-wide approach to dealing with issues of inappropriate attitudes and behaviours on and off the field. One of the outcomes of the meeting was to conduct industry-wide research on the attitudes, behaviours and cultures that may currently exist in Australian sport. TNS Social Research have been commissioned by the ASC to conduct the research project which involves a multi-faceted approach combining literature reviews, and qualitative and quantitative methodologies. The literature review and qualitative phase have already been conducted. The quantitative phase is about to commence and involves asking the general public (parents), administrators, coaches, officials and players to respond to a written questionnaire. The ASC has sought permission to randomly select coaches/officials from the NCAS (National Coaching Accreditation Scheme) or NOAS (National Official Accreditation Scheme) Database for TNS Social Research. Australian Touch Association (ATA) has given permission to the ASC to include Touch Coaches/Officials in this process. Participation in this project by the coaches and officials is totally voluntary and all contact details will be destroyed by TNS Research upon completion of the project. TNS Social Research will now distribute a written questionnaire for completion to these randomly selected people. The information will be used as outlined in the NCAS / NOAS Database Privacy Requirements. All responses to the questionnaire will be confidential and only TNS Social Research will have access to the raw data. Individuals will not be identified in any of the research reports provided to the ASC. Should you have any questions about the consent or research project please do not hesitate to contact Paul Donohue (02 6214 1994) or Cecilia Hemana (02 6214 1221) at the ASC.last_img read more

2011 NTL Results

first_imgElite Eight MenNew South Wales Scorpions7 defeated by New South Wales Mets 6TouchdownsScorpions: Jonathan Palau, Daniel Barton, Maurice Kennedy, Sam Brisby, Simon Lang, Daniel Chiddy, Nathan WongMets: Anthony Ziade, Ben Moylan, Scott Buckley, Trent Touma, Tim Good, Steve RobertsElite Eight WomenNew South Wales Mets 9 defeated by New South Wales Country Mavericks 4 TouchdownsMets: Elin Mortimer 2, Nola Campbell, Pepita Macalister-Knight, Kristy Judd, Stacey Lapham, Claire Winchester, Nicole McHugh, Kristin BossMavericks: Nicole Beck 2, Kylie Hilder, Jess McCallMixed Open (Tony El Takchi Shield)Sydney Rebels 5 defeated Brisbane City Cobras 3TouchdownsRebels: Claire Moran 2, Val Arena, Matthew Wiggs, Manu WakelyCobras: Kate Barker, Mel Fainges, Dean DenningMen’s Open (Mark Boland Shield)Brisbane City Cobras 7 defeated North Queensland 6TouchdownsCobras: James Sharp 2, James Courtney 2, Jake Laws, James Wihongi, Jason Te Huia, North Queensland: Jake Carter, Charlie Kang, Ben Glenwright, Jason Lynch, Samuel MazzaWomen’s Open (Angela Barr Shield)Brisbane City Cobras 8 defeated Sydney Mets 3TouchdownsCobras: Katherine Stevens 2, Kristy Moran, Angela Verniquet, Shannon Hayes, Daniel Gillham, Kate Greishaber, Rebecca SimsonMets: Gaby Chui, Trish McCarthy, Rowena MorganWomen’s 27’sNorth Queensland Tropical Cyclones 3 defeated Hunter Western Hornets 2TouchdownsNorth Queensland: Melissa Dunne, Tremayne Horan, Christy HarrisHornets: Amber Stephens, Krystal LaughtonWomen’s 35’sSouth Australia Heat 5 defeated North Queensland Tropical Cyclones 0TouchdownsSouth Australia: Moirirangi Williams 2, Sharon Gray, Michelle FordMen’s 30’sSydney Rebels 9 defeated Sydney Scorpions 3Touchdowns Rebels: Chris Lane 3, Chris Jonson 2, Shannon Warren 2, Mark Neiss, Dave RoseScorpions: Heath Cooper, Jason Everett, Paul McPhersonWomen’s 40’sSydney Scorpions 6 defeated South West Queensland Swans 1TouchdownsScorpions: Megan McGhie 2, Linda Patterson, Sue Hume, Natalie Harrison, Kath SambellSwans: Tarah GaleMen’s 40’sSydney Scorpions 10 defeated South Queensland Sharks 9TouchdownsScorpions: David Cheung 3, Jason Martin 2, Mark Springfield 2, Peter Wandl, Alex Ferro, Jeff CheungSharks: Scott Notley 3, Corey Foster 2, Bruce McDonald 2, Andrew Willet, Brooke EarlyMen’s 45’sSydney Mets 9 defeated South Queensland Sharks 7TouchdownsMets: Amir Ayoub 3, Anthony Wong, Tony Iannella, George Kritikakis, Rob Weatherill, Glenn Weatherill, Joe O’BrienSharks: Peter Sheppard 2, Luke Shaw 2, Lex Gillespie, Steve Green, Stephen HorsnellMen’s 50’s – division oneSydney Mets 2 defeated Southern Suns 1TouchdownsMets: Jeff McGhie, Wayne BrennanSuns: Adrian LambertMen’s 50’s – division twoSydney Scorpions 5 defeated Sunshine Coast 4TouchdownsScorpions: Les Saggers 2, David McLean, Phil Young, Marty FletcherSunshine Coast: Trevor McPhillips 2, Rick Lowien, Tony LacazeSenior MixedBrisbane City Cobras 8 defeated Central Queensland Bulls 3TouchdownsCobras: Corey Meredith 3, Justin Robson 2, Katrina Woodger, Haylene Grogan. Sarah JohnsonBulls: Brett Robson 2, Ken Wardlast_img read more

Vote For Your Favourite Play of the Day

first_imgWe’ve picked five of our favourite plays from day one of the 2012 X-Blades National Touch League and now it’s your turn to vote!Head to the TFA YouTube channel – to see our ‘Plays of the Day’ and then vote either by commenting on the video (by choosing play 1,2,3,4 or 5) or vote in our poll on Facebook by clicking on the following link: We’ll be doing a ‘Plays of the Day’ video each day, so be sure to vote and tell us about your favourite play. Keep up-to-date with all of the latest news and information from the 2012 X-Blades National Touch League by visiting the event website – www.ntl.mytouchfooty.comlast_img read more

10 months agoPochettino warns high-flying Spurs players: Everyone now wants to kill us

first_imgPochettino warns high-flying Spurs players: Everyone now wants to kill usby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has warned his players they’re now a big target after moving into second place.Victory over Tottenham saw them overtake Manchester City to go second behind leaders Liverpool and the win puts them six points behind Jurgen Klopp’s front runners. Pochettino said: “We are there because we have amazing belief – and without that belief it would be impossible to be in this position.“We have faith and we have clear ideas and now the challenge is to keep that because the challenge is going to be tougher than before.“When you are in the top two everyone wants to kill you. It will be so much tougher.“But we need to remain humble and continue working hard as it will now be much more difficult than before.“Then maybe in April or May we can seriously about being serious challengers as there is still a long way to go. Only then will we know if we are true contenders for the title.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

10 months agoDONE DEAL: Leicester left-back Callum Elder joins Ipswich Town

first_imgTagsTransfersLoan MarketAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say DONE DEAL: Leicester left-back Callum Elder joins Ipswich Townby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLeicester City left-back Callum Elder has joined Ipswich Town on-loan.Elder has been training with the Tractor Boys, who sit bottom of the Championship, ahead of a potential loan move.Elder won’t feature when Ipswich host Millwall on New Year’s Day – “because of the registration” – but manager Paul Lambert is confident the Australian will have an impact.“Callum is a very good player,” said Lambert. “He’s been training with really good players at Leicester so I know what he’ll bring.”Elder is yet to make a competitive senior appearance for City, but has been involved in pre-season fixtures and has started 10 of the club’s 13 Premier League 2 games this term. last_img read more

a month agoWest Ham boss Pellegrini warns Man Utd: We’re in a good moment

first_imgWest Ham boss Pellegrini warns Man Utd: We’re in a good momentby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveWest Ham boss Manuel Pellegrini is full confidence facing Manchester United at London stadium.West Ham beat United 3-1 in the same fixture last season. Asked if the current Hammers team is even better, Pellegrini said: “Maybe, but that doesn’t mean we are going to beat Manchester United. We beat them 3-1 here and I hope we can get a win again. “Man Utd played last night but they changed nine players so it will be a different team. “We are in a good moment so, if we are playing against the big teams, we must show we can play in the same way.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

20 days agoAgent of Spurs star Son would love to place him at Napoli

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Agent of Spurs star Son would love to place him at Napoliby Paul Vegas20 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveThe agent of Heung-Min Son admits he’d love to place the Tottenham star at Napoli.However, Thies Bliemeister says he won’t force the issue.”I have never taken a player to Napoli but I would like it thanks to (Diego) Mardona, my favourite player. I talked to Napoli before with directors who are no longer with the club. I will take advantage of the double meeting with Salzburg to talk to them,” Bliemeister told Radio Marte.”As for Son in Naples, why not? You should never say never in football. Son likes Italy, the food and the Italian people. It is not easy to move him to Napoli as he costs a lot, but one day maybe, who knows?” last_img read more

17 days agoINSIDER: Real Madrid have handed Karim Benzema new deal

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say INSIDER: Real Madrid have handed Karim Benzema new dealby Carlos Volcano17 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Madrid are handing a new contract to Karim Benzema.That’s according to Okdiario’s chief pundit Eduardo Inda, who was speaking on El Chiringuito.He revealed: “Real Madrid have already renewed Benzema, who is doing very well. “He had this season and another one – and has been renewed until 2022. He will go from earning €9m to €11m net per season.”The pay-rise is awarded to Benzema for his form – particularly since the return of coach Zinedine Zidane. last_img read more

11 days agoLeicester midfielder Dennis Praet delighted with Belgium debut

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Leicester midfielder Dennis Praet delighted with Belgium debutby Paul Vegas11 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLeicester City midfielder Dennis Praet was delighted to make his Belgium debut.Making his fifth appearance but his first start for the Red Devils, Praet delivered a perfect cross to set up Michy Batshuayi for Belgium’s first goal in their 2-0 win in Kazakhstan on Sunday.“It’s been a lot of years since we played on synthetic pitch, it was not easy, but it’s football, we have to win on this kind of terrain,” said Praet.“I had a good match, like the whole team I think. I’m happy with my assist but even more with the three points. We have to continue like this to get the most points.“My personal goal is to be at Euro 2020. I hope I have convinced the coach.”We could have scored even more. All in all, it was still good. You have to take the playing time with both hands. It will not be easy to be in the selection for the European Championship.” last_img read more

Videos: Pass Breakup On Final Play Seals Huge Upset Win For Texas Over Baylor

first_imgSad Baylor fans in the stands after loss to Texas.Twitter/@RedditCFBOklahoma captured the Big 12 championship last weekend in Stillwater, making today’s Baylor vs. Texas game all about pride for the Longhorns, and potential bowl positioning for the Bears. While Baylor entered the game as a heavy favorite, the Longhorns channeled whatever it was that allowed them to upset the Sooners earlier this year. On the game’s final play, Texas nearly picked off Baylor’s Johnny Jefferson to seal a 23-17 victory over the nation’s No. 12 team.Texas Wins!— RedditCFB (@RedditCFB) December 5, 2015On the bright side, one lucky Baylor fan is going to enter the “viral sad fan hall of fame.” Okay, maybe that’s not really the “bright side.”This is what losing to a 4-7 Texas team can do to a person #TEXvsBAY— RedditCFB (@RedditCFB) December 5, 2015With an early injury to third string quarterback Chris Johnson, Baylor was forced into using wide receiver Lynx Hawthorne behind center. He only managed to complete 10-of-22 passes, and threw two picks. No matter what, we think Charlie Strong and his team will take this win, and the momentum it brings, into the off-season.last_img read more

Bournemouth in talks with Liverpool over Wilson loan

first_imgBournemouth are in talks with Liverpool over a loan move for winger Harry Wilson.The Cherries are keen to bring the Wales international to the Vitality Stadium, and have made an official approach to sign the 22-year-old before Thursday’s transfer deadline.Negotiations are ongoing, with sources confirming to Goal that Tuesday is likely to be crucial in terms of finalising terms. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Wilson, it is understood, is keen on the idea of a Premier League loan, which would enable him to gather valuable top-flight experience. Having impressed in the Championship at both Derby County and Hull City over the last 18 months, the youngster is eager to ensure his career continues on an upwards trajectory.Liverpool were initially against the idea of a loan switch, preferring either to sell the player permanently or keep him as part of Jurgen Klopp’s first-team squad. Wilson has featured regularly during pre-season, scoring against both Borussia Dortmund and Lyon, but was left out of the squad for Sunday’s Community Shield defeat to Manchester City.The Reds believe the Wrexham-born wideman has the potential to play games for them this season, but appreciate his desire to feature regularly at Premier League level.They have a strong working relationship with Bournemouth, and believe Eddie Howe to be the kind of manager that would significantly aid the player’s development, if he were to move to the South Coast.Bournemouth have lost David Brooks, Wilson’s team-mate with the Wales national team, to injury ahead of the new season, and it is expected that Wilson would immediately challenge for a starting place on the right flank. He scored 17 goals last season as Derby reached the Championship play-off final.Liverpool expect interest in another winger, Ryan Kent, to be firmed up before this week’s deadline, with Leeds United ready to make a bid to sign the 22-year-old on a permanent basis. Klopp said after last month’s friendly with Napoli in Edinburgh that “the time is over for loans” with Kent, and sources have told Goal that Leeds, long-time admirers of the player, are likely to make a £7 million ($8.5m) offer for the former Rangers loanee once they have sold Kemar Roofe to Anderlecht.The Reds are also likely to allow Herbie Kane, Liam Millar and Pedro Chirivella to depart on temporary deals before the window closes.Liverpool get their 2019-20 Premier League campaign underway with a home clash against Norwich City on August 9 before a Super Cup showdown with Chelsea in Turkey on August 14. Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more

Gene Smith Addresses Report Of ‘Friction’ With Urban Meyer

first_imgA closeup of Urban Meyer with his arms crossed on the sideline during an Ohio State football game.COLUMBUS, OH – NOVEMBER 18: Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes watches a replay on the scoreboard during a timeout during the second quarter of the game against the Illinois Fighting Illini on November 18, 2017 at Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images)For the second year in a row, Ohio State football suffered a blowout loss to what looked like a middling Big Ten West team. This year, with the rumors and scandal surrounding Urban Meyer serving as a backdrop, the Purdue loss seems even more impactful than the one at Iowa a year ago.After the game, FootballScoop reported that there was “friction” within the program itself, and between Meyer and athletic director Gene Smith, who served a suspension at the same time as Meyer earlier this year, amid the Zach Smith scandal.From the site’s initial report:The past few weeks industry sources have mentioned to FootballScoop issues at Ohio State between the football staff and athletics leadership as well as within the program itself. Multiple times, the term “friction” has been used to describe issues between Urban Meyer and Gene Smith (and their respective key lieutenants). Within the football program itself, it has been said there is a tension that hasn’t been present in previous years.Purdue’s beat down of the Buckeyes brought considerable additional attention on the program and has many talking about the issues within the program.After that report, FootballScoop tweeted that an industry source reached out to say the issues are “worse than you wrote.”Another industry source text me this afternoon, “It’s worse than you wrote.”On the #Friction at Ohio State— FootballScoop Staff (@FootballScoop) October 22, 2018Meyer responded to the report on Tuesday, stating that while there is “urgency within the staff” to fix the issues that have caused a few weeks of rough play, there is none of the reported friction.Urban Meyer said that of course there is urgency within the coaching staff to fix things, but refuted an internet report from last night that alleged there was “friction” between some of the coaches, or between him and A.D. Gene Smith.— Tim May (@TIM_MAYsports) October 23, 2018Now, Gene Smith has also responded to the reports of friction between he and Urban Meyer at Ohio State.From Bill Landis of The Athletic:I talked with Ohio State AD Gene Smith about his relationship with Urban Meyer, and the report of “friction” between them: “It’s absolutely crazy. We went through the same thing together. I don’t know where that’s coming from.”— Bill Landis (@BillLandis25) October 24, 2018The full report is behind The Athletic’s pay wall, but Smith assured reporters that he and Meyer remain close, and that there’s “no basis” for the reports.If Ohio State rebounds and knocks off Michigan, wins the Big Ten, and goes back to the playoff, it will probably solve many of these issues. It’s not surprising to hear that some relationships may be strained after what has gone on at Ohio State this year, and especially after a 29-point loss in West Lafayette.[The Athletic]last_img read more

ESPN’s Bowl Projections For Each Big Ten Team

first_imgAn exterior view of the Rose Bowl.PASADENA, CA – JANUARY 06: A general view of the stadium prior to the 2014 Vizio BCS National Championship Game between the Auburn Tigers and the Florida State Seminoles at the Rose Bowl on January 6, 2014 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)The latest College Football Playoff rankings were released on Tuesday night. Alabama remains at No. 1, followed closely by Clemson with Notre Dame and Michigan rounding out the top four.If the season were to end today, we’d get an Alabama vs. Michigan semi final and a Clemson vs. Notre Dame matchup. ESPN revealed its bowl predictions earlier this week and the Worldwide Leader concurs with the CFP rankings.Here are ESPN’s bowl predictions for the Big Ten from Mitch Sherman and Kyle Bonagura:College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Goodyear Cotton Bowl ClassicBonagura: Alabama vs. Michigan Sherman: Alabama vs. MichiganNew Era Pinstripe BowlBonagura: Virginia vs. Wisconsin Sherman: Purdue vs. DukeSan Diego County Credit Union Holiday BowlBonagura: Washington vs. Michigan State Sherman: Iowa vs. UtahTaxSlayer Gator BowlBonagura: Auburn vs. Purdue Sherman: South Carolina vs. WisconsinOutback BowlBonagura: Florida vs. Iowa Sherman: Kentucky vs. Michigan StateCitrus BowlBonagura: Kentucky vs. Northwestern Sherman: Mississippi State vs. NorthwesternPlayStation Fiesta BowlBonagura: West Virginia vs. Penn State Sherman: UCF vs. Penn StateRose Bowl Game Presented by Northwestern MutualBonagura: Ohio State vs. Washington State Sherman: Ohio State vs. Washington StateThe two ESPN analysts think Penn State will sneak into a New Year’s Six bowl despite dropping three games on the season. With Rutgers and Maryland left on the schedule, the Nittany Lions should finish the season with nine wins.last_img read more

Urban Meyer Provides Update On Ohio State RB Mike Weber

first_imgMike Weber celebrating with his Ohio State football teammatesCOLUMBUS, OH – NOVEMBER 26: Mike Weber #25 of the Ohio State Buckeyes celebrates with teammates after scoring a touchdown during the second half against the Michigan Wolverines at Ohio Stadium on November 26, 2016 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)Ohio State won an insane 52-51 shootout over Maryland in overtime today, staying alive in the conference title and College Football Playoff races. Next week’s rivalry game against Michigan will decide the Big Ten East.The Buckeyes could certainly use Mike Weber in that one. The junior running back didn’t play today in what was a curious absence.There was no indication beforehand that Weber was hurt or being punished. But OSU’s second-leading rusher didn’t play a down.After the game, Urban Meyer clarified what happened with Weber. He is dealing with a quad injury.Ohio State running back Mike Weber did not play due to a quad bruise, Urban Meyer said.— Dan Hope (@Dan_Hope) November 17, 2018J.K. Dobbins, who rushed for 203 yards and a touchdown on 37 carries with Weber out of the lineup, said he knew before the game he was going to need to have an increased workload.J.K. Dobbins said he knew Mike Weber wasn’t going to play today against Maryland.He said he liked being able to gain momentum being the sole running back.— Wyatt Crosher (@wcrosher) November 17, 2018Weber’s health will be something to monitor this week leading up to “The Game” next Saturday.Ohio State could really use both he and Dobbins against Michigan’s stout defense.last_img read more

Here Are The College Football Playoff Rankings After Rivalry Weekend

first_imgA general view during the national anthem prior to the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Clemson Tigers.TAMPA, FL – JANUARY 09: A general view during the national anthem prior to the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Clemson Tigers at Raymond James Stadium on January 9, 2017 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Tim Bradbury/Getty Images)The second-to-last College Football Playoffs rankings are in. After Rivalry Weekend, the College Football Playoff committee convened to determine the top 25 teams in the nation.After a devastating loss to Ohio State in Columbus, Michigan falls out of the top four and now sits at No. 7. Apart from Michigan’s fall, the top three remained the same with Alabama, Clemson and Notre Dame holding their positions from last week’s rankings.Ohio State saw a significant jump after a dominant performance against the Wolverines this weekend. Heading into the final week of the 2018 season, the Buckeyes and Oklahoma Sooners appear to be fighting for a playoff spot.Take a look at the full top 25 below.Here’s the full #CFBPlayoff Top 2️⃣5️⃣ rankings for games played through November 24.Is your team in? ?— College Football Playoff (@CFBPlayoff) November 28, 2018A huge weekend of college football remains. We’ll have to wait and see how it all plays out, but there every playoff spot is available.If the season ended today, Alabama would face Georgia and Clemson would face Notre Dame in the semifinal matchups.last_img read more

Michigan 4-Star Announces Transfer Destination

first_imgjim harbaugh talks to his players before the ohio state gameCOLUMBUS, OH – NOVEMBER 24: Head Coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines watches his team warm up before a game against the Ohio State Buckeyes at Ohio Stadium on November 24, 2018 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)A former Michigan four-star recruit has announced his transfer destination.James Hudson, a four-star recruit in the 2017 class, announced on Twitter his decision to part ways with the Wolverines.The offensive tackle announced his transfer destination, too.Hudson, an Ohio native, is coming back home.The former top recruit is transferring to Cincinnati.“Let’s get to work,” he wrote.Let’s get to work ??⚫️ #Bearcats— James Hudson III ™ (@__BallisLife2) December 1, 2018Hudson joins a Cincinnati football program led by former Ohio State assistant coach Luke Fickell.The offensive lineman was ranked the No. 231 player in the country coming out of high school by 247Sports’ Composite Rankings.last_img read more

Michigan State Names Starting QB For Bowl vs. Oregon

first_imgBrian Lewerke throws a pass for Michigan State.TEMPE, AZ – SEPTEMBER 08: Quarterback Brian Lewerke #14 of the Michigan State Spartans drops back to pass during the first half of the college football game against the Arizona State Sun Devils at Sun Devil Stadium on September 8, 2018 in Tempe, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)For the last several weeks, Michigan State’s quarterback situation has been very much in limbo. With a shoulder injury having sidelined starter Brian Lewerke for the better part of the last two months, his status for the upcoming Redbox Bowl against Oregon was in doubt. Spartans head coach Mark Dantonio clarified the situation this weekend and revealed who will get the starting nod.Dantonio has named Lewerke as his starting quarterback in the Redbox Bowl.Michigan State’s head coach revealed on Friday that Lewerke was able to take all of the reps in the practices leading up to the game.“We wanted to let things take its course through bowl preparation and everything,” Dantonio said Friday during a news conference for the game. “Brian Lewerke will start the game, so he’ll be our starter as we move through. He’s taken all the reps pretty much throughout bowl practices …, so we feel good about that.”Lewerke has not played since sustaining the shoulder in a November game against Ohio State.When asked about the injury, Lewerke indicated that the shoulder is doing “a lot better.”“I’m feeling better,” Lewerke said. “I’ve been practicing a little bit, and it’s been a lot better.”Lewerke played in 10 games for Michigan State this season, completing 54.2-percent of his passes for 1,868 yards and eight touchdowns.On the ground Lewerke has 121 rushing yards and two touchdowns. He also has two receptions for ten yards and a touchdown through the air.Michigan State and Oregon are set to kick off at 3 p.m. E.T. on Monday.last_img read more

Injury Update For Notre Dame DB Alohi Gilman

first_imgNotre Dame players huddling up.SOUTH BEND, IN – SEPTEMBER 25: Members of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish get ready during warm-ups to play the Stanford Cardinal at Notre Dame Stadium on September 25, 2010 in South Bend, Indiana. Stanford defeated Notre Dame 37-14. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)Notre Dame is already without Julian Love in the secondary, and now they’ll have to wait to get the official on standout safety Alohi Gilman.It appears Gilman suffered an injury to his shoulder in the second quarter, after his teammate was pushed right into him. The timing of his injury is just brutal, especially with Trevor Lawrence starting to find a rhythm on offense for Clemson.There was no question that Gilman was immediately in pain, as the junior defensive back was slamming his hands on the turf in frustration.It’s still too early to determine his status for the remainder of the Cotton Bowl, but it’s definitely a good sign to see him walking off the field rather quickly.Here is the play where the injury occurred:#CottonBowl: #GoIrish LB Alohi Gilman got injured on this play. #ALLIN | #GoIrish— Mike Dixon (@MikeDixonSports) December 29, 2018With Love still riding a stationary bike to test his hamstring, the Fighting Irish can’t afford to lose Gilman for an extended period of time.Clemson currently leads 9-3 over Notre Dame.The game is available on ESPN.Update: Gilman is already back on the field for the Fighting Irish, despite leaving the game just minutes ago.Alohi Gilman back into the game. Still no Julian Love.— Pete Sampson (@PeteSampson_) December 29, 2018There is still no sign of Love on the field yet, but the return of Gilman should help Notre Dame limit Clemson’s vertical routes through the air.last_img read more

Nick Saban Is Reportedly Making A Huge Assistant Coach Hire

first_imgHead coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide prepares to enter the field with his team prior to facing the Tennessee Volunteers at Bryant-Denny Stadium.TUSCALOOSA, AL – OCTOBER 26: Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide prepares to enter the field with his team prior to facing the Tennessee Volunteers at Bryant-Denny Stadium on October 26, 2013 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)Nick Saban has lost a number of key Alabama football staff members in recent days, including co-offensive coordinators Mike Locksley and Josh Gattis. A familiar name may be replacing them: former Alabama OC Steve Sarkisian.Sark left ‘Bama back in early 2017 to take the same job with the Atlanta Falcons.He replaced Kyle Shanahan, who took the head coaching job with the San Francisco 49ers.The Falcons offense took a big dip under Sarkisian, after league MVP Matt Ryan and company led the team to the Super Bowl in 2016.He was fired by the Falcons after the 2018 season. Now, it looks like he will be heading back to college.That same day, he was named as a person “in the mix” for the Tennessee job, which eventually went to Georgia’s Jim Chaney.According to multiple reports, Steve Sarkisian may be on his way back to Tuscaloosa for a second go-around on Nick Saban’s Alabama football staff.From ESPN’s Dianna Russini:While the Arizona Cardinals offered Steve Sarkisian the offensive coordinator position, sources say he will headed back to coach with Nick Saban at Alabama.— Dianna Russini (@diannaESPN) January 13, 2019Ex-Falcons OC Steve Sarkisian was on campus at Alabama today, I’m told, interviewing for the offensive coordinator job. @diannaESPN reports he’s headed there.— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) January 13, 2019Sarkisian was originally hired by Alabama in September 2016 as an offensive analyst, after he had been fired as head coach at USC.Late that season, he replaced Lane Kiffin, who took the job as FAU head coach, as offensive coordinator for Alabama’s national championship appearance against Clemson. The Crimson Tide fell to Deshaun Watson and the Tigers in that one, 35-31.Sark’s offense was outgained 511-376 in that game, and Jalen Hurts only managed 155 yards through the air, though the Tide did run for 221 yards.last_img read more