Archive for April, 2016

Nathan Harris, Troy Football Player, Dies at Age 19

Posted by Alec Nathan on April 30 2016 Add Comments
Nathan Harris, a freshman safety for the Troy Trojans, died Saturday at the age of 19 following a motorcycle accident in Gulf Shores, Alabama, according to NBC Sports' John Taylor. "This is an unthinkable tragedy, and the thoughts and prayers of the Troy Athletics Department and the Troy University community are with Nathan’s family and friends," Troy athletic director Jeremy McClain said in a statement. "It is devastating to see a young life end in such ...

Oregon Football: Winners and Losers from Ducks’ 2016 Spring

Posted by David Luther on April 30 2016 Add Comments
After a 9-4 finish to the 2015 season, Oregon is hoping for something a bit fresher in 2016. With the hiring of Brady Hoke as defensive coordinator, it's clear that head coach Mark Helfrich wants to fix an ailing defense. With Oregon's 2016 spring practices in the rearview mirror, we can now take an honest look at where the defense—and the rest of the team—stands. It's been nearly a decade since the Ducks didn't put up ...

Joshua Kaindoh to Maryland: Terrapins Land 5-Star DE Prospect

Posted by Alec Nathan on April 30 2016 Add Comments
The Maryland Terrapins landed a major recruiting prize Saturday when 5-star defensive end Joshua Kaindoh formally committed to head coach D.J. Durkin and his esteemed program.  Kaindoh confirmed his commitment on Twitter: Both Inside MD Sports' Jeff Ermann and's Tom VanHaaren noted how huge this announcement was for the school: 247Sports' composite rankings list Kaindoh as the top weak-side defensive end in the 2017 class, and he occupies an esteemed perch as the 22nd-ranked player among all 2017 recruits. The IMG Academy graduate is also the ...

Oregon Spring Game 2016: Recap, Highlights and Twitter Reaction

Posted by Mike Chiari on April 30 2016 Add Comments
Mighty Oregon defeated the Webfoots 21-20 on Saturday in the Oregon football spring game in front of a large crowd at Autzen Stadium in Eugene. A contingent of 35,116 fans was on hand Saturday, according to Oregon Football on Twitter, to potentially witness the start of a new era for the Ducks under head coach Mark Helfrich. With Marcus Mariota two seasons removed from the team and Vernon Adams out of the picture as well, the spring game focused largely ...

Oregon Spring Game 2016: Live Score, Top Performers and Analysis

Posted by David Luther on April 30 2016 Add Comments
2016 Oregon Spring Game Mighty Oregon 21, Webfoots 20—FINAL Last season wasn't exactly a banner year for Oregon's football program. The Ducks have been widely considered a national powerhouse for the better part of a decade, but their 9-4 record in 2015 marked the first time since the 2007 season that they did not reach double-digits wins. Head coach Mark Helfrich is looking to turn things around in 2016.Read more College Football news on

Oregon Spring Game 2016: Date, Start Time, TV Schedule, Live Stream and More

Posted by Chris Roling on April 30 2016 Add Comments
The Oregon Ducks might have the most interesting spring game in the country this year. Head coach Mark Helfrich has a team healthy enough for a draft and actual game, something he's excited to share with fans and use as a tool to craft the best possible starting lineup. "We are going to play a game (that) will resemble American football," Helfrich said, according to Tyson Alger of the Oregonian. "We will play as much of ...

Replacements for Top CFB Players Taken in 2nd and 3rd Rounds of 2016 NFL Draft

Posted by Greg Wallace on April 29 2016 Add Comments
The first round of the NFL draft garners plenty of attention. Countless mock drafts map out the first round. There’s a green room full of players and a red-carpet entrance. But it’s a very exclusive club. This season, only 31 first-round picks were made. That leaves plenty of players waiting for Friday night, when the second and third rounds take place. As we saw again in 2016, the second and third rounds feature plenty of talented ...

Ohio State Breaks Record for Most Players Chosen in 1st 3 Rounds of NFL Draft

Posted by Matt Fitzgerald on April 29 2016 Add Comments
The Ohio State Buckeyes produced a historically loaded 2016 NFL draft class, setting a league record with 10 players selected in the first three rounds Thursday and Friday. Chris Fallica of ESPN's College GameDay reported on the milestone. The record ninth selection came on the Houston Texans' pick of quarterback-turned-receiver Braxton Miller at 85th overall. Defensive tackle Adolphus Washington preceded Miller at No. 80 to the Buffalo Bills, and tight end Nick Vannett was the last to go ...

Timing of Bo Davis’ Resignation at Alabama Is Concerning

Posted by Barrett Sallee on April 29 2016 Add Comments
Unless there's an unforeseen emergency that requires more attention, this isn't typically the time of year in which assistant coaches resign. Offers are going out, spring practice is either already in the books or wrapping up and plans are being made for the upcoming season. That said, the coaching vacancy that now exists at Alabama should be concerning. Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban announced the resignation of defensive line coach Bo Davis on Friday, less than two ...

Marlon Davidson Is the Instant-Impact Freshman DE Auburn’s Been Waiting for

Posted by Justin Ferguson on April 29 2016 Add Comments
AUBURN, Ala. — Plenty of Auburn fans expected a true freshman to quickly emerge as a starter at defensive end opposite star pass-rusher Carl Lawson. Few, if any, expected that defensive end to be Marlon Davidson. Several months after former 5-star and top-five recruit Byron Cowart opened his Auburn career with just six tackles and zero sacks, the 4-star Davidson enrolled early on the Plains. A few weeks after his arrival, Davidson found himself lining up with the first team on ...