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13 Dec 18
From The Recamier

Today is the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

13 Dec 18
The Denver Post
A moment of silence, please, for Wyoming, Southern Miss, Miami (Ohio) and Louisiana-Monroe. Those four teams reached bowl eligibility, but there were no postseason games available for them to play. Don’t dare say there are too many bowls. Not when the Cowboys, Golden Eagles, RedHawks and Warhawks were left out. No freebie Fossil watches for them to re-gift. No go-kart races after practice. The fun starts for those who did get into the postseason — and those who get to watch it — on Saturday with five FBS bowl games and stretches through New Year’s Day. The College Football Playoff national championship will be decided on Jan. 7, but it already kind of feels like we know who will be in that. It goes fast. Make time to savor every bowl, and watch them all. Do it for the Cowboys, Golden Eagles, RedHawks and Warhawks. SATURDAY, DEC. 15 Celebration Bowl At Atlanta North Carolina A&T (no line) vs. Alcorn State Why watch? You wouldn’t run a marathon without stretching, right? Consider this FCS matchup a warmup … NORTH CAROLINA A&T 28-14. Cure Bowl Orlando, Florida [related_articles location=”right” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”automatic-primary-tag”] Tulane (minus 3½) vs. Louisiana-Lafayette Why watch? Tulane’s magnificent logo, the Angry Wave , answers the question: What kind of monster would a mad environmental scientist create? … TULANE 28-24 New Mexico Bowl Albuquerque North Texas (plus 8) vs. Utah State Why watch? This bowl has been decided by one score eight times in its 12-year history, often with unpredictable twists and turns. Think “Breaking Bad,” but nobody dies … NORTH TEXAS 35-28. Las Vegas Bowl Fresno State (minus 4) vs. Arizona State Why watch? Meaningless bowls? As Sun Devils coach Herm Edwards once said: “You play to win the game” — which is also a great slogan for one of those Vegas casinos … FRESNO STATE 28-21. Camellia Bowl Montgomery, Alabama Georgia Southern (minus 1) vs. Eastern Michigan Why watch? You never know when Eastern Michigan will break out its lip-synching skills… GEORGIA SOUTHERN 28-23. New Orleans Bowl Middle Tennessee (plus 7) vs. Appalachian State Why watch? The final game for one of the most successful father-son, coach-quarterback duos in college football. Middle Tennessee QB Brent Stockstill has thrown for 12,165 yards playing for his father, head coach Rick Stockstill … APPALACHIAN STATE 28-20. ___ TUESDAY, DEC. 18 Boca Raton (Florida) Bowl UAB (minus 2½) vs. Northern Illinois Why watch? The joy of sacks: All-America DE Sutton Smith and Northern Illinois lead the nation with 50 quarterback takedowns and UAB is third with 43. … UAB 17-14. ___ WEDNESDAY, DEC. 19 Frisco (Texas) Bowl San Diego State (plus 3) vs. Ohio Why watch? Two of the oldest coaches in FBS go head-to-head in San Diego State’s Rocky Long, 68, and Ohio’s Frank Solich, 74. There is a Clint Eastwood movie here about tough senior citizens still getting it done … SAN DIEGO STATE 31-27. ___ THURSDAY, DEC. 20 Bad Boy Mowers Gasparilla Bowl At St. Petersburg, Florida Marshall (minus 2½) vs. South Florida Why watch? South Florida started the season 7-0 and could finish it 7-6, which would be a first in major college football … MARSHALL 31-17. ___ FRIDAY, DEC. 21 Bahamas Bowl Nassau Toledo (minus 5½) vs. FIU Why watch? A football game on a tropical island sponsored by an industrial park in Illinois between a team from northwest Ohio and another from south Florida. Is this Mad Libs? … TOLEDO 35-24. Famous Idaho Potato Bowl Boise Western Michigan (plus 12) vs. BYU Why watch? It’s been a while since BYU had a classic BYU quarterback, but freshman Zach Wilson might make the Cougars fun again … BYU 28-17. ___ SATURDAY, DEC. 22 Birmingham (Ala.) Bowl Memphis (minus 5) vs. Wake Forest Why watch? Both teams play fast offense and little defense … MEMPHIS 49-42. Armed Forces Bowl Fort Worth, Texas Houston (plus 5) vs. Army Why watch? Army has been playing football since 1891 and never won 11 games in a season. The Black Knights can get there with a victory … ARMY 28-20. Dollar General Bowl Mobile, Alabama Buffalo (minus 2½) vs. Troy Why watch? Fan of a Power Five team and tired of your coach? Scout a couple possible replacements in Buffalo’s Lance Leipold and Troy’s Neal Brown … TROY 24-23. Hawaii Bowl Honolulu Louisiana Tech (plus 1) vs. Hawaii Why watch? This is the last college game before three, bowl-less days. Not only should you watch, but hope it lasts five hours … LOUISIANA TECH 34-28. ___ WEDNESDAY, DEC. 26 SERVPRO First Responder Bowl Dallas Boston College (plus 3) vs. Boise State Why watch? Who hasn’t been longing for a rematch of the 2005 MPC Computers Bowl? … BOISE STATE 28-23. Quick Lane Bowl Detroit Minnesota (plus 3½) vs. Georgia Tech Why watch? It’s retiring Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson’s last game with the Yellow Jackets and you’re going to miss that smirk when he’s gone … GEORGIA TECH 24-21. Cheez-It Bowl Phoenix California (pick’em) vs. TCU Why watch? With Kliff Kingsbury back to being an offensive coordinator, Cal’s Justin Wilcox could be the handsomest head coach in the Power Five … TCU 17-14. ___ THURSDAY, DEC. 27 Independence Bowl Shreveport, Louisiana Temple (minus 3½) vs. Duke Why watch? Temple interim coach Ed Foley promised the Owls will play hard and how could you not believe him? … TEMPLE 27-21. Pinstripe Bowl New York Miami (minus 4) vs. Wisconsin Why watch? In a matchup of preseason top-10 teams, find out who will be this season’s biggest flop … WISCONSIN 23-21. Texas Bowl Houston Baylor (plus 3½) vs. Vanderbilt Why watch? The Bears and Commodores both won their final games to get bowl-eligible. They should be pumped to be here … VANDERBILT 35-28. ___ FRIDAY, DEC. 28 Music City Bowl Nashville, Tennessee Purdue (plus 3½) vs. Auburn Why watch? Bowl season is all about conference bragging rights and the transitive properties of previous results. How much is a victory over the team that beat Big Ten champ Ohio State by 29 worth to the SEC? … AUBURN 28-21. Camping World Bowl Orlando, Florida West Virginia (minus 1½) vs. Syracuse Why watch? Get a look at West Virginia’s possible quarterback of the future. Miami transfer Jacks Allison is likely to start with star Will Grier skipping the game ahead of the NFL draft … SYRACUSE 35-31. Alamo Bowl San Antonio Iowa State (plus 3½) vs. Washington State Why watch? Odds are excellent Washington State coach and history buff Mike Leach knows more about the Battle of the Alamo than anyone in major college football. And there is at least a chance he will talk about it during his halftime interview … IOWA STATE 28-24. ___ SATURDAY, DEC. 29 Peach Bowl Atlanta Florida (plus 7½) vs. Michigan Why watch? This will be the third matchup of Gators and Wolverines since Jim Harbaugh became Michigan coach in 2015. Wait, that’s why NOT to watch. This really should be UCF vs. Florida … MICHIGAN 24-17. Belk Bowl Charlotte, North Carolina South Carolina (minus 4) vs. Virginia Why watch? Under-the-radar QBs in South Carolina’s Jake Bentley and Virginia’s Bryce Perkins could make this a fun game … SOUTH CAROLINA 34-31. Arizona Bowl Tucson, Arizona Arkansas State (minus 1½) vs. Nevada Why watch? The best pass rusher you have never heard of plays for Arkansas State. Senior Ronheen Bingham had nine sacks and graded out among the nation’s best , per Pro Football Focus College … ARKANSAS STATE 34-30. Cotton Bowl Classic Arlington, Texas CFP Semifinal, Notre Dame (plus 11) vs. Clemson Why watch? The Fighting Irish make their first playoff appearance. Love’em or hate’em, you’ll watch’em … CLEMSON 35-26. Orange Bowl Miami Gardens, Florida CFP Semifinal, Oklahoma (plus 14) vs. Alabama Why watch? Kyler and Tua … ALABAMA 56-38. ___ MONDAY, DEC. 31 Military Bowl Annapolis, Maryland Cincinnati (minus 5) vs. Virginia Tech Why watch? It is noon EST on New Year’s Eve. You might be at work, but there’s no way you’re actually working … CINCINNATI 24-17. Sun Bowl El Paso, Texas Stanford (minus 6½) vs. Pittsburgh Why watch? The last time Pitt played in the Sun Bowl, the Panthers lost to Oregon State 3-0 in 2008. Has to get better, right? … STANFORD 31-21. Redbox Bowl Santa Clara, California Michigan State (plus 3) vs. Oregon Why watch? Does your favorite NFL team need a quarterback and have a high first-round pick? You need to know Oregon’s Justin Herbert … MICHIGAN STATE 20-14. Liberty Bowl Memphis, Tennessee Missouri (minus 7½) vs. Oklahoma State Why watch? Does your favorite NFL team need quarterback and have a mid to low first-round pick? You need to know Missouri’s Drew Lock … MISSOURI 42-31. Holiday Bowl San Diego Northwestern (plus 7) vs. Utah Why watch? If there’s a brawl, Northwestern’s Pat Fitzgerald and Utah’s Kyle Whittingham are two of the head coaches most likely to win a fight … UTAH 28-23. Gator Bowl Jacksonville, Florida NC State (plus 4½) vs. Texas A&M Why watch? If you love punting — and who doesn’t? — Aggies All-America Braden Mann is on pace to break the single-season record for net average by more than a yard aa 51.1 … TEXAS A&M 28-24. ___ TUESDAY, JAN. 1 Outback Bowl Tampa, Florida Mississippi State (minus 6½) vs. Iowa Why watch? Mississippi State is a weird team. The Bulldogs have played only one game decided by less than 14 points this season … MISSISSIPPI STATE 28-14 Citrus Bowl Orlando, Florida Kentucky (plus 6½) vs. Penn State Why watch? Kentucky LB Josh Allen, who has won three defensive player of the year awards — Nagurski, Bednarik and Lott Impact … PENN STATE 21-17. Fiesta Bowl Glendale, Arizona LSU (minus 7½) vs. UCF Why watch? The Knights have no interest in being lovable underdogs. Expect another offseason of banners and proclamations from UCF if it caps a second straight unbeaten season with another victory against an SEC power … UCF 31-24. Rose Bowl Pasadena, California Washington (plus 6½) vs. Ohio State Why watch? Urban Meyer’s last game as coach of Ohio State will be his first Rose Bowl … OHIO STATE 34-24. Sugar Bowl New Orleans Texas (plus 11½) vs. Georgia Why watch? The Bulldogs missed the playoff, but could still finish No. 2 in the country for a second straight season, depending on how the bowls go … GEORGIA 35-17. ___ MONDAY, JAN. 7 College Football Championship Santa Clara, California Clemson vs. Alabama Why watch? Tide-Tigers IV. If it’s half as good as Rocky IV, the one where he fights Ivan Drago, it’ll be awesome … TBD ___ Championship week: 8-2 straight; 5-5 against the spread. Season: 205-74 straight; 150-150-3 against the spread. Upset specials: 8-6 (straight up). Best bets: 6-6 (against the spread).
13 Dec 18
Eagle News Online

When the Syracuse Cougars ice hockey team broke through and claimed the Section III Division I championship last February at the War Memorial, it did so at Baldwinsville’s expense. In their first encounter since that sectional final, the Cougars went to Lysander Ice Arena Wednesday night and, poised and patient, waited until the third period before taking […]

13 Dec 18
College Football News

[jwplayer PkCtjTd4-boEY74VG] Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl: Army vs. Houston fearless prediction and game preview. Broadcast Date: Saturday, December 22nd Game Time: 3:30 ET Venue: Amon G. Carter Stadium, Fort Worth, TX Network: ESPN – All of the CFN Fearless Predictions – Get Tickets For This Game Army (10-2) vs. Houston (8-4) Game Preview Why […]

13 Dec 18
Turtleboy

Turns Out Daddy Dick Pics Wrote The Most Ironic Post Ever To Grace The Internet On The Kingston Locals Page, Has A Creepy Twitter, And Has Been A Huge Creep Since The 90s Follow and Subscribe to Turtleboy podcasts on SoundCloud or iTunes by clicking here.  Follow and like the Turtleboy Sports Returns, and Clarence […]

13 Dec 18
COUGAR JAKARTA

Salam Sportif, Berprestasi dan Tetap Rendah Hati Cougar Jakarta Divisi A (KU 19-35) gagal naik podium setelah tadi malam, 13 Dec 2018, kalah dalam pertandingan perebutan juara 3 yang berlangsung di GOR Rawamangun. Bermain dengan cukup baik di awal pertandingan, Cougar Jakarta tidak mampu mengimbangi lawannya dalam perebutan posisi 3 di Kejurda DKI 2018 ini […]

13 Dec 18
Red Bluff Daily News
ANDERSON — The Spartans boys edged out Anderson Tuesday night 54-52, holding off a late charge from the Cubs. Anderson took a two-point advantage in the opening period, but the Spartans erased that in the second, sending the teams into halftime tied at 28-28. A strong period defensively from the Spartans held the Cubs to single digits and going into the fourth Red Bluff was up 43-37. The Cubs put up 15 in the final frame, but the Spartans held on for the win. Hunter Miller led the scoring for the Spartans with 16, including a trio of three-pointers, and three rebounds; James Harris had 10 points, including two threes and seven rebounds and Justin Hinkston had nine points and a pair of rebounds. The Spartans (4-4) begin play Thursday night as the hosts of the Holiday Classic tournament, tipping off at 7 p.m. against Serra (2-4). Los Molinos 49, Week 62 The Bulldogs boys fell at home Tuesday night to the visiting Weed Cougars, 62-45. The Cougars had a big opening period, scoring 20, and took a 36-23 lead into halftime. Despite a more even match up in the second half, the Bulldogs couldn’t erase the deficit. The Bulldogs (9-2) will take on CORE Butte (3-3) at 7 p.m. Dec. 19 in Chico. Los Molinos (girls) 35, Week 46 The Lady Bulldogs struggled in the first half Tuesday against the visiting Weed team, going into halftime down 25-17. Their woes continued in the third and even a strong fourth period wouldn’t be enough. Valeria Garnica led the scoring for the Bulldogs with 15, Reghan Shannon had nine, Lesly Ramirez had five and Yaneli Castellon had two. The Bulldogs (2-5) are scheduled to face Mercy (1-2) at 2:30 p.m. Friday at the ACA tourney at Simpson College in Redding.
13 Dec 18
Shelbie Carr

Growing up with a passion of belonging to something bigger than himself, 21-year old Colchester, Connecticut native, Kyle Enrique not only found this passion; he created it. The Beginning Starting at a young age, Kyle engorged himself in athletics, and community service projects as often as he could. With his father, Brian Enrique playing the […]

13 Dec 18
Saskatoon StarPhoenix

This week’s StarPhoenix Sports Report includes hockey and tennis results

13 Dec 18
Metro

The morning Inbox wants to know the best shmups on Switch and PS4, as one reader talks up Microsoft’s Game Pass.

13 Dec 18
National Post

TROY, Ala. — Freshman Zay Williams scored a season-high 14 points and grabbed six rebounds and Troy beat Carver College 88-43 on Wednesday, setting a school record for the fewest points allowed inside of Trojan Arena. The previous record was 50 by Texas State on March 8, 2014. Jordon Varnado scored 13 points and Alex […]

13 Dec 18
Minnesota Mat Rats

Central Minnesota Mat Rats Early December Report (25th Annual) by Roger Mischke By Roger Mischke November 2018 Coaches, please keep me informed of your team’s success throughout the season. With each edition, I would like to share their success in The Central MN Report. Please send relevant information for Class A individual and team ratings […]

13 Dec 18
Full Press Coverage

In collaboration with M!KEDROPSPORTS Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl Army  Knights (10-2) vs Houston Cougars (8-4) Date/Time: Saturday December 22 at 3:30 ET Location: Armon G Carter Stadium in Fort Worth, Texas Bowl history Originated: 2003 Previous names: Fort Worth Bowl History of Conferences: AAC 1-1, Big 12 1-0 Last year’s result: Army beat San Diego […]

13 Dec 18
Luke's Living Room

Chock-full of cringe-inducing chaos. Four Christmases (2008) is not a holiday classic. Not by a long shot. It doesn’t have the legendary status as How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (1966), the sentimentality of Love Actually (2003), or the childlike wonder of Home Alone (1990). That being said, it’s certainly entertaining, sidesplittingly funny, and I honestly […]

13 Dec 18
Eurydice

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13 Dec 18
Santa Cruz Sentinel
San Lorenzo Valley High lineman Aidan Callahan and Scotts Valley back Kyle Rajala will represent Santa Cruz County at the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame awards banquet for their contributions in the classroom, community and on the football field. Both players will receive $200 scholarships from the Santa Cruz Lions Club at a luncheon at the Elks Lodge on Feb. 14. They’ll also receive $1,000 scholarships from the NFF-CHF at the 59th NFF Awards Dinner at the San Francisco Airport Marriott Hotel in Burlingame on March 8 at 7 p.m., when they’ll be joined by roughly two dozen of the Northern California’s finest achievers on and off the field. Each of the award winners has a cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 or higher, is a varsity football player and demonstrated leadership abilities and traits in school and in the community. Callahan this past season was named Defensive MVP of the Pacific Coast Athletic League’s Cypress Division. Callahan, who helped the Cougars (4-6, 4-2) tie King City (5-5, 4-2) for second place behind unbeaten Monterey (10-2, 6-0), was a first-team selection at lineman on both sides of the ball. On defense, he finished with 65 tackles, including 11 for a loss of yards with five sacks. He also caused two fumbles and had two fumble recoveries. Callahan, who has a 4.08 GPA, hopes to play football and baseball at the NCAA Division III level. He’ll apply to Pacific University and Linfield College in Oregon, University of Puget Sound and Pacific Lutheran University in Washington. “I’m honored to be honored in this way, for academics and athletics,” said Callahan, who plans on majoring in economics. Rajala was named MVP of the PCAL’s Mission Division. In addition to playing quarterback and punting for the Falcons (4-6, 1-5), he recorded seven interceptions as a cornerback and safety. Rajala, who has recorded 18 interceptions on defense in his three-year varsity career, has applied to nearly 10 schools, including University of Oregon, UCLA, Arizona State University, San Diego State and San Jose State University. He hopes to walk-on as a punter at the next level, though he might play defensive back at University of San Diego or UC Davis. Rajala, who has an unweighted GPA of 3.95, plans to major in business. “I’m really happy about it,” Rajala said of winning the scholarships. Players to be honored with $200 scholarships from the Santa Cruz Lions Club also include: Max Arevalo (Pajaro Valley), Matthew Barcelo (Watsonville), Daniel Brierley (MVC), Jack Courtright (Santa Cruz), Ty Martinez (SLV), George Mendoza (Soquel), Joseph Ramirez (St. Francis) and Marcos Reyes (Aptos), as well as linemen Emileo Chavez (MVC), Cameron DeLeeuw (Scotts Valley), Hayden Mennie (Aptos), Aaron Olivares (Pajaro Valley), Dylan Vargas (Watsonville), Ben Williams (Santa Cruz) and Joseph Wyrsch (Soquel). Scholarship Winners 2018 National Football Foundation Hall of Fame Scholar-Athletes NorCal Chapter honorees County: Santa Cruz County County Chairman: Ron Mehuron Committee: James Baker, Scott Bedell, Ron Mehuron • Max Arevalo, Back, Pajaro Valley • Matthew Barcelo, Back, Watsonville • Daniel Brierley, Back, MVC • Aidan Callahan*, Lineman, SLV • Emileo Chavez, Lineman, MVC • Jack Courtright, Back, Santa Cruz • Cameron DeLeeuw, Lineman, Scotts Valley • Ty Martinez, Back, SLV • George Mendoza, Back, Soquel • Hayden Mennie, Lineman, Aptos • Aaron Olivares, Lineman, Pajaro Valley • Kyle Rajala*, Back, Scotts Valley • Joseph Ramirez, Back, St. Francis • Marcos Reyes, Back, Aptos • Dylan Vargas, Lineman, Watsonville • Ben Williams, Lineman, Santa Cruz • Joseph Wyrsch, Lineman, Soquel