Jalen

21 Jan 19
Christian's College Football Extravaganza

Perhaps the biggest “free agent” in college football is now off the market. Jalen Hurts, a national championship winner and former SEC player of the year at the University of Alabama, has decided to take his talents to the University of Oklahoma to play his senior season. Hurts was 26-2 as a starter before losing […]

21 Jan 19
HBCU Gameday

Virginia State cooled off a hot Virginia Union in the Freedom Classic, but its still too early to tell who will come out on top in the CIAA.

21 Jan 19
Jaguars Wire

The Jacksonville Jaguars announced that defensive lineman Calais Campbell will be headed to the 2019 Pro Bowl Monday afternoon after the veteran was named an alternate in the place of Houston Texans defensive lineman J.J. Watt. In his 11 seasons in the league, Monday’s nomination made for Campbell’s fourth, which is the most of any […]

21 Jan 19
Inside The Star

The Dallas Cowboys’ focus after losing in the second round of the playoffs is likely going to be contract extensions, sealing up their best players now before getting ready for the draft. They’re likely to lose a few free agents but their priority will be their big name free agent, DeMarcus Lawrence, and extending contracts of […]

21 Jan 19
CollegeFootballTalk

Little brothers are always aiming to take down their older brothers, and Taulia Tagovailoa joking about beating out his older brother, 2018 Heisman Trophy runner-up Tua Tagovailoa, is no exception to the rule.

21 Jan 19
The Mercury News
Top-ranked Salesian is 20-0 after league victories last week over El Cerrito and Albany, but will the Pride make it 21-0? In the finale Monday night of the six-game MLK Classic at Saint Mary’s College, Salesian will play red-hot Bishop O’Dowd, which tuned up for the Salesian showdown with a pair of league routs, 67-30 over Mt. Eden and 88-20 over Castro Valley. The Dragons, now tied with Moreau Catholic for sixth in the Bay Area News Group Top 25 poll, have won six in a row. Second-ranked De La Salle also has won six in a row. The Spartans put that streak on the line Monday afternoon at Saint Mary’s College against 6-foot-6 junior Jalen Green and San Joaquin Memorial. Jones is the second-ranked player nationally in his class by 247Sports. Here is Monday’s MLK lineup at Saint Mary’s College (Bay Area News Group ranking noted): No. 20 St. Patrick St. Vincent vs. No. 10 Campolindo, 10 a.m. Modesto Christian vs. St. John Bosco, 11:45 a.m. No. 6 (tie) Moreau Catholic vs, Notre Dame-Riverside, 1:30 p.m. No. 2 De La Salle vs. San Joaquin Memorial, 3:15 p.m. No. 5 James Logan vs. Pleasant Grove-Utah, 5 p.m. No. 1 Salesian vs. No. 6 (tie) Bishop O’Dowd, 6:45 p.m. As always with our high school poll, first-place votes are worth 25 points, second-place 24, third-place 23 and down the line. The voters are myself (Darren Sabedra), Phil Jensen, Curtis Pashelka, Vytas Mazeika and Mike Lefkow. On to the rankings … (Records through Saturday) No. 1 Salesian (20-0) Previous ranking: 1 Voting points: 125 Update: Beat El Cerrito 80-44, Albany 55-36 No. 2 De La Salle (16-2) Previous ranking: 2 Voting points: 120 Update: Beat Livermore 81-41, Dougherty Valley 63-54 No. 3 Archbishop Riordan (13-4) Previous ranking: 4 Voting points: 114 Update: Beat Mitty 59-58, Bellarmine 63-52 No. 4 Dublin (16-3) Previous ranking: 3 Voting points: 110 Update: Beat Amador Valley 83-59, California 79-56, LOST to Sheldon-Sacramento 92-65 No. 5 James Logan (13-4) Previous ranking: 6 Voting points: 106 Update: Beat Washington-Fremont 75-48, Moreau Catholic 70-62 No. 6 tie Moreau Catholic (12-6) Previous ranking: 5 Voting points: 97 Update: Beat Newark Memorial 83-52, LOST to James Logan 70-62 No. 6 tie Bishop O’Dowd (11-5) Previous ranking: 7 Voting points: 97 Update: Beat Mt. Eden 67-30, Castro Valley 88-20 No. 8 San Leandro (15-4) Previous ranking: 8 Voting points: 91 Update: Beat Berkeley 62-56, Mt. Eden 59-38 No. 9 Archbishop Mitty (11-6) Previous ranking: 9 Voting points: 83 Update: LOST to Riordan 59-58, beat Serra 55-53 No. 10 Campolindo (14-4) Previous ranking: 11 Voting points: 80 Update: Beat Las Lomas 62-55, Clayton Valley Charter 74-69 OT No. 11 Bellarmine (13-4) Previous ranking: 10 Voting points: 75 Update: Beat Serra 62-53, LOST to Riordan 63-52 No. 12 Menlo-Atherton (15-3) Previous ranking: 12 Voting points: 72 Update: Beat San Mateo 56-36, Mills 71-38, Woodside 58-30, Pinole Valley 72-30 No. 13 St. Joseph Notre Dame (12-6) Previous ranking: 16 Voting points: 59 Update: Beat Bentley 43-24, Head-Royce 51-29, Las Lomas 31-30 No. 14 Monte Vista (13-4) Previous ranking: 18 (tie) Voting points: 55 Update: Beat Dougherty Valley 66-55, San Ramon Valley 67-46 No. 15 Heritage (15-5) Previous ranking: 17 Voting points: 54 Update: Beat Freedom 62-48, Antioch 75-54 No. 16 College Park (16-3) Previous ranking: 20 Voting points: 49 Update: Beat Clayton Valley Charter 85-49, Northgate 57-36, Acalanes 70-37, Folsom 78-72 OT No. 17 Amador Valley (14-5) Previous ranking: 14 Voting points: 47 Update: LOST to Dublin 83-59, beat Foothill 48-22 For more Bay Area high school sports coverage follow Bay Area Preps on Flipboard. No. 18 Dougherty Valley (13-6) Previous ranking: 13 Voting points: 38 Update: LOST to Monte Vista 66-55, De La Salle 63-54 No. 19 Serra (12-5) Previous ranking: 15 Voting points: 37 Update: LOST to Bellarmine 62-53, Mitty 55-53 No. 20 St. Patrick-St. Vincent (12-7) Previous ranking: 22 Voting points: 31 Update: Beat Benica 74-43, De Anza 64-60 OT, El Cerrito 72-66 OT, Woodcreek 66-63 No. 21 Albany (17-4) Previous ranking: 18 (tie) Voting points: 27 Update: Beat Hercules 63-51, LOST to Salesian 55-36, JSerra-San Juan Capistrano 62-60 OT No. 22 Carlmont (15-3) Previous ranking: 24 Voting points: 21 Update: Beat Mills 72-59, San Mateo 52-41, Sequoia 50-37 No. 23 Mountain View (15-2) Previous ranking: Not ranked Voting points: 12 Update: Beat Palo Alto 61-53, Los Altos 65-23, Gunn 61-43 No. 24 tie Liberty (15-5) Previous ranking: Not ranked Voting points: 6 Update: Beat Deer Valley 66-64, Freedom 46-45, Oak Ridge 74-60 No. 24 tie Leland (14-2) Previous ranking: 23 Voting points: 6 Update: LOST to Leigh 73-70, beat Evergreen Valley 63-55 Also received voting points: Oakland Tech 5, St. Francis 3, Clayton Valley Charter 3, St. Mary’s-Berkeley 1, St. Ignatius 1. Teams eligible for these rankings come from leagues based predominantly in Alameda, Contra Costa, Santa Clara and San Mateo counties. BASKETBALL? WE’VE GOT YOU COVERED It’s high school basketball season, and our team is ready to provide can’t-miss stories through the state championships in March. So you don’t miss the action, we’ve got a deal that will keep you apprised of every dramatic twist and turn along the way. For just 12 cents a day for a year, you can have access to all the digital content at mercurynews.com and eastbaytimes.com. You just need to sign up at one of these two links: Mercury News or East Bay Times. [related_articles location=”left” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”automatic-primary-tag”] [dfm_iframe src=”https://apps.mercurynews.com/newsletters-signup/?campaign=bayareapreps” width=”100%” height=”220px” allowfullscreen=”yes” scrolling=”yes” /]  
21 Jan 19
East Bay Times
Top-ranked Salesian is 20-0 after league victories last week over El Cerrito and Albany, but will the Pride make it 21-0? In the finale Monday night of the six-game MLK Classic at Saint Mary’s College, Salesian will play red-hot Bishop O’Dowd, which tuned up for the Salesian showdown with a pair of league routs, 67-30 over Mt. Eden and 88-20 over Castro Valley. The Dragons, now tied with Moreau Catholic for sixth in the Bay Area News Group Top 25 poll, have won six in a row. Second-ranked De La Salle also has won six in a row. The Spartans put that streak on the line Monday afternoon at Saint Mary’s College against 6-foot-6 junior Jalen Green and San Joaquin Memorial. Jones is the second-ranked player nationally in his class by 247Sports. Here is Monday’s MLK lineup at Saint Mary’s College (Bay Area News Group ranking noted): No. 20 St. Patrick St. Vincent vs. No. 10 Campolindo, 10 a.m. Modesto Christian vs. St. John Bosco, 11:45 a.m. No. 6 (tie) Moreau Catholic vs, Notre Dame-Riverside, 1:30 p.m. No. 2 De La Salle vs. San Joaquin Memorial, 3:15 p.m. No. 5 James Logan vs. Pleasant Grove-Utah, 5 p.m. No. 1 Salesian vs. No. 6 (tie) Bishop O’Dowd, 6:45 p.m. As always with our high school poll, first-place votes are worth 25 points, second-place 24, third-place 23 and down the line. The voters are myself (Darren Sabedra), Phil Jensen, Curtis Pashelka, Vytas Mazeika and Mike Lefkow. On to the rankings … (Records through Saturday) No. 1 Salesian (20-0) Previous ranking: 1 Voting points: 125 Update: Beat El Cerrito 80-44, Albany 55-36 No. 2 De La Salle (16-2) Previous ranking: 2 Voting points: 120 Update: Beat Livermore 81-41, Dougherty Valley 63-54 No. 3 Archbishop Riordan (13-4) Previous ranking: 4 Voting points: 114 Update: Beat Mitty 59-58, Bellarmine 63-52 No. 4 Dublin (16-3) Previous ranking: 3 Voting points: 110 Update: Beat Amador Valley 83-59, California 79-56, LOST to Sheldon-Sacramento 92-65 No. 5 James Logan (13-4) Previous ranking: 6 Voting points: 106 Update: Beat Washington-Fremont 75-48, Moreau Catholic 70-62 No. 6 tie Moreau Catholic (12-6) Previous ranking: 5 Voting points: 97 Update: Beat Newark Memorial 83-52, LOST to James Logan 70-62 No. 6 tie Bishop O’Dowd (11-5) Previous ranking: 7 Voting points: 97 Update: Beat Mt. Eden 67-30, Castro Valley 88-20 No. 8 San Leandro (15-4) Previous ranking: 8 Voting points: 91 Update: Beat Berkeley 62-56, Mt. Eden 59-38 No. 9 Archbishop Mitty (11-6) Previous ranking: 9 Voting points: 83 Update: LOST to Riordan 59-58, beat Serra 55-53 No. 10 Campolindo (14-4) Previous ranking: 11 Voting points: 80 Update: Beat Las Lomas 62-55, Clayton Valley Charter 74-69 OT No. 11 Bellarmine (13-4) Previous ranking: 10 Voting points: 75 Update: Beat Serra 62-53, LOST to Riordan 63-52 No. 12 Menlo-Atherton (15-3) Previous ranking: 12 Voting points: 72 Update: Beat San Mateo 56-36, Mills 71-38, Woodside 58-30, Pinole Valley 72-30 No. 13 St. Joseph Notre Dame (12-6) Previous ranking: 16 Voting points: 59 Update: Beat Bentley 43-24, Head-Royce 51-29, Las Lomas 31-30 No. 14 Monte Vista (13-4) Previous ranking: 18 (tie) Voting points: 55 Update: Beat Dougherty Valley 66-55, San Ramon Valley 67-46 No. 15 Heritage (15-5) Previous ranking: 17 Voting points: 54 Update: Beat Freedom 62-48, Antioch 75-54 No. 16 College Park (16-3) Previous ranking: 20 Voting points: 49 Update: Beat Clayton Valley Charter 85-49, Northgate 57-36, Acalanes 70-37, Folsom 78-72 OT No. 17 Amador Valley (14-5) Previous ranking: 14 Voting points: 47 Update: LOST to Dublin 83-59, beat Foothill 48-22 For more Bay Area high school sports coverage follow Bay Area Preps on Flipboard. No. 18 Dougherty Valley (13-6) Previous ranking: 13 Voting points: 38 Update: LOST to Monte Vista 66-55, De La Salle 63-54 No. 19 Serra (12-5) Previous ranking: 15 Voting points: 37 Update: LOST to Bellarmine 62-53, Mitty 55-53 No. 20 St. Patrick-St. Vincent (12-7) Previous ranking: 22 Voting points: 31 Update: Beat Benica 74-43, De Anza 64-60 OT, El Cerrito 72-66 OT, Woodcreek 66-63 No. 21 Albany (17-4) Previous ranking: 18 (tie) Voting points: 27 Update: Beat Hercules 63-51, LOST to Salesian 55-36, JSerra-San Juan Capistrano 62-60 OT No. 22 Carlmont (15-3) Previous ranking: 24 Voting points: 21 Update: Beat Mills 72-59, San Mateo 52-41, Sequoia 50-37 No. 23 Mountain View (15-2) Previous ranking: Not ranked Voting points: 12 Update: Beat Palo Alto 61-53, Los Altos 65-23, Gunn 61-43 No. 24 tie Liberty (15-5) Previous ranking: Not ranked Voting points: 6 Update: Beat Deer Valley 66-64, Freedom 46-45, Oak Ridge 74-60 No. 24 tie Leland (14-2) Previous ranking: 23 Voting points: 6 Update: LOST to Leigh 73-70, beat Evergreen Valley 63-55 Also received voting points: Oakland Tech 5, St. Francis 3, Clayton Valley Charter 3, St. Mary’s-Berkeley 1, St. Ignatius 1. Teams eligible for these rankings come from leagues based predominantly in Alameda, Contra Costa, Santa Clara and San Mateo counties. BASKETBALL? WE’VE GOT YOU COVERED It’s high school basketball season, and our team is ready to provide can’t-miss stories through the state championships in March. So you don’t miss the action, we’ve got a deal that will keep you apprised of every dramatic twist and turn along the way. For just 12 cents a day for a year, you can have access to all the digital content at mercurynews.com and eastbaytimes.com. You just need to sign up at one of these two links: Mercury News or East Bay Times. [related_articles location=”left” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”automatic-primary-tag”] [dfm_iframe src=”https://apps.mercurynews.com/newsletters-signup/?campaign=bayareapreps” width=”100%” height=”220px” allowfullscreen=”yes” scrolling=”yes” /]  
21 Jan 19
Jaguars Wire

The NFL announced its international series schedule for the 2019 season Monday morning with four battles set to take place off United States soil. Of course, with the Jacksonville Jaguars serving as the NFL’s international team, they were included in that announcement and it appears they’ll be taking on their divisional rivals, the Houston Texans, […]

21 Jan 19
Money Line Parlays

I thought about punting on the power rankings this season. Obviously I have so far, wanting to spend more time on gambling-related research. The power rankings blogs are a labor of love, you see. I could spend 10 hours writing this thing and it wouldn’t get half the page views as a “blog” with a […]

21 Jan 19

Jalen Hurts has joined the Oklahoma Sooners and we have some takes on it. Also in this episode are thoughts on the new hires on DC Alex Grinch’s staff, recruiting updates in Cruitin’ Corner, Austin Kendall’s transfer to West Virginia and talk about OU basketball’s recent struggles. //html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/8332736/height/360/theme/standard/thumbnail/yes/preload/no/direction/backward/ If you haven’t already, please subscribe to […]

21 Jan 19
iPhillySports

On Thursday last week, we published our first Philadelphia Eagles-only mock draft of the offseason. Today we’ll take a peek around at some of the national guys and see who they have going to the Birds at 25th overall. To my surprise, there are a whole lot of defensive backs. With free agents Brandon Graham […]

21 Jan 19
The Undefeated
Jalen Hurts is taking his talents to the University of Oklahoma. There, the former Alabama starting quarterback could replace Kyler Murray. Murray, a transfer from Texas A&M, replaced Baker Mayfield, who started his career at Texas Tech. Mayfield (2017) and Murray (2018) won the Heisman Trophy in consecutive seasons at Oklahoma, which has become the citadel of fast-break, big-time college football. It’s unprecedented for two quarterbacks at the same school to win back-to-back Heismans. Hurts could make it three. Meanwhile, Brandon Wimbush, formerly at Notre Dame, and Kelly Bryant, formerly at Clemson, are taking their talents elsewhere too. Wimbush and Bryant began the 2017 regular season as starting quarterbacks. Wimbush is off to Central Florida and, barring injury, Bryant will play at the University of Missouri next season. Hurts (Tua Tagovailoa), Wimbush (Ian Book) and Bryant (Trevor Lawrence) all lost their starting positions as their teams made it to the College Football Playoff (CFP) final four. Again, only Murray of the final four kept his job. And he won the Heisman. But sophomore Jake Fromm did hold off Justin Fields, the all-everything freshman, as the starting quarterback at Georgia, which lost three games last season but went to the CFP final game with Fromm as the freshman starter after the 2017 season. Fromm, an excellent dropback passer, should begin his junior year a Georgia Bulldogs starter. Fields, a passer and runner, is transferring to Ohio State, whose 2018 starting quarterback, Dwayne Haskins, is entering the NFL draft. Tate Martell, who’d been waiting his turn behind Haskins, is instead taking his talents to South Beach, where he’ll try to become the starter at the University of Miami. Reports are that the underclassman will seek a hardship waiver so he can play this upcoming season. And Dwan Mathis, who appeared headed to Ohio State, will instead head south from Michigan to Georgia to back up Fromm. It’s dizzying. And it all makes sense, at least from the perspective of elite programs and players: Each program seeks to put the players on the field who give the teams the greatest chance to win. The coaches make choices without regard for past glory or future compensation of individual players. There is too much money, millions and millions of dollars, in big-time college football for top programs to operate in any other way. [newsletter-culture] At the same time, all of the transferring quarterbacks are pre-pros: They seek to use college as a springboard to the NFL. And if they can’t do it from one college, they’ll do it at another, just as the coaches do. There is too much pro football money at stake for the players to remain at schools where they have lost their starting jobs. Hurts, Wimbush and Bryant all seek to be graduate transfers and play in the 2019 regular season. Fields, a sophomore, seeks a waiver that would allow him to play in 2019 too. Furthermore, stars who do not play in one of the CFP championship games are opting out of lesser bowl games to prepare for the NFL draft. And if they are hurt, they are shutting their college seasons down, again to look to the NFL draft or their first season in the league. Which is to say, the as yet undrafted NCAA stars at every position will look past the college football game, just as the schools look past incumbent players to their incoming recruits. They can’t afford to do otherwise. In the coming months, those who are paid to talk about college football will look at Hurts, 26-2 as an Alabama starter, and discuss whether he and others made the right decisions. And others, thrust into Hurts’ and others’ cleats, will prepare to do something similar in the 2020 regular season and beyond.
21 Jan 19
WGEH

Maryland and Michigan State have been two of the most profitable Power Five teams in recent weeks. The Spartans have covered seven games in a row while Maryland is 5-1-1 against the spread in its past seven. Though Maryland may not quite have the fire power and pedigree of the Tom Izzo-led Spartans, what they […]

21 Jan 19
Sports Cappers Picks

Looking for Dallas Mavericks vs. Milwaukee Bucks free NBA picks & NBA odds? NBA betting sees the Mavericks taking on the Bucks on Monday January 21, 2019 at the Fiserv Forum. Cappers Picks provides complimentary expert handicapping picks on all NBA basketball matchups so stay tuned…

21 Jan 19
KFOR.com

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