For the 20th time in program history, the Ole Miss baseball team has earned a berth in the NCAA Baseball Tournament, the organization’s selection committee announced, May 25. The Rebels (30-26) received an at-large bid to play at the Los Angeles Regional, May 29-June 1, hosted by UCLA, the No. 1 overall seed in the tournament. Ole Miss is the No. 2 seed in the regional and will kick off its Road to Omaha against the University of Maryland, the …Read More
The NCAA men’s basketball rules committee has recommended a package of changes that would include the reduction of the shot clock from 35 to 30 seconds. The committee met earlier this month with an effort to improve the pace of play and improve scoring in the men’s game. In addition to the shot clock reduction, a few other changes include the expansion of the restricted arc under the basket from three feet to four feet, the elimination of a team …Read More
A tattered vintage sweater from West Point bought at a Goodwill outlet store for fifty-eight cents could fetch more than $20,000 at auction. The sweater belonged to legendary football coach Vince Lombardi, who had served as an assistant coach at the school just before landing his role with the champion Green Bay Packers. Sean McEvoy, who purchased the sweater in North Carolina, later saw a TV documentary about Lombardi and saw a photo of the coach wearing the same sweater.
For the first time in the National Football League’s 95-year history, a woman will don the black and white striped uniform as a full-time game official. Sarah Thomas said she was “speechless” when Dean Biandino, the NFL Vice-President of Officiating, hired her last week. Although honored to be considered a trail blazer for women, she just wants to blend in with the other six referees on field and never make a mistake. Plucked as a top candidate from the NFL’s advanced development program for officials, …Read More
Five-star shooting guard Malik Newman is ready to announce his college decision. According to multiple reports, Newman will announce his choice on Friday at 1:00 ET. The schools under consideration are Mississippi State, Kentucky, Kansas, Mississippi, LSU and North Carolina State. A standout at Jackson (Miss.) Callaway, Newman is regarded as Scout’s No. 8 overall player and the No. 1 shooting guard prospect in the 2015 class.
Christian surfer Bethany Hamilton and husband Adam Dirks announced on Monday that they are expecting their first child. The two decided to go surfing to make the announcement, with a video posted on Facebook. In it, the couple paddles out to catch a wave and Dirks lovingly holds his arm around Hamilton’s waist. Then the two address the camera and say, “So we have a little surprise for you … Baby on board!” They then finish surfing and Hamilton states …Read More
Russell Wilson has been speaking about his faith in interviews and on social media throughout the NFL season, so it is no surprise that the Super Bowl XLIX bound quarterback spoke about his Christianity being a part of his legacy during the recent Super Bowl media day on Tuesday. Wilson, the 26-year-old Christian quarterback for the Seattle Seahawks, responded to reporters’ questions about everything football related. However, the Christian athlete also took time to answer questions about his faith. While …Read More
As the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks are geared up to battle for Super Bowl XLIX on Sunday in Arizona, megachurch Pastor Joel Osteen was asked whether God cares who wins the NFL championship. “Well you know, I think God cares about us being our best, and obviously somebody’s gonna lose, somebody’s gonna win, so I don’t know,” Osteen, co-pastor of Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas, said when USA Today asked whether God cares who wins the game. “I …Read More