Neymar starts in Brazil’s final friendly

first_imgAustria v Brazil Neymar starts in Brazil’s final pre-World Cup friendly Ronan Murphy 21:13 6/10/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Neymar Brazil Croatia Getty Images Austria v Brazil Brazil Brazil v Switzerland Switzerland Austria World Cup Friendlies The PSG forward has not started a game for over three months due to a foot injury, but returns to his national side’s XI for their final friendly Neymar has been named in the starting XI for Brazil’s final pre-World Cup friendly as they take on Austria in Vienna.The PSG forward came off the bench in their 2-0 win over Croatia at Anfield, but Sunday’s game marks the first time Neymar starts since February, having missed the final months of the Ligue 1 season with a metatarsal fracture.Neymar netted a goal in the Anfield victory seven days ago and is looking to prove his fitness to international head coach Tite ahead of the tournament. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now Arsenal would be selling their soul with Mourinho move Gabriel Jesus is once again preferred in attack, with Liverpool forward Roberto Firmino left on the bench.New Manchester United signing Fred will not be involved after being assessed by team doctors, however, the team are optimistic he will be fit in time for the beginning of the World Cup.Inter defender Miranda will wear the armband against Austria as Tite continues to rotate the captaincy throughout the team rather than picking one guaranteed captain for the tournament.The friendly is Brazil’s final game before travelling to Russia, where they will kick off their World Cup Group E campaign with a match against Switzerland on June 17.Brazil also take on Costa Rica and Serbia in the group stage as they look to win a record sixth World Cup title.Brazil XI: Alisson; Danilo, Silva, Miranda, Marcelo; Paulinho, Casemiro, Coutinho; Willian, Gabriel Jesus, Neymar.Austria XI: Linder, Dragovic, Hinteregger, Arnautovic, Alaba, Baumgartlinger, Prodl, Schopf, Grillitsch, Lainer, Schlager.last_img read more

Ronaldo: ‘Revelation’ Salah can win Ballon d’Or

first_imgBallon D’Or Ronaldo: ‘Revelation’ Salah can win Ballon d’Or Matt Dorman Last updated 1 year ago 19:56 6/12/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(3) Cristiano Ronaldo Mohamed Salah Real Madrid Liverpool 2017-18 Getty Images Ballon D’Or Mohamed Salah Portugal Egypt World Cup Real Madrid Liverpool Premier League Primera División Cristiano Ronaldo Powerade The Portuguese believes the Liverpool forward can break his and Lionel Messi’s grip on the annual prize following his form this season Cristiano Ronaldo believes Liverpool sensation Mohamed Salah is a genuine contender to break his and Lionel Messi’s decade-long dominance of the Ballon d’Or.Salah enjoyed a stunning debut season at Anfield, scooping the Premier League Golden Boot en route to netting 44 goals in all competitions.His sparkling form underpinned the Reds’ surge to a surprise Champions League final appearance against Ronaldo’s Real Madrid, but the fairytale ended in tears as a shoulder injury forced him out in the early stages of the 3-1 defeat in Kiev. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now Arsenal would be selling their soul with Mourinho move Ronaldo, who has shared five Ballons d’Or apiece with Messi since 2008, hopes the Egypt international will be fit to prove his class at the World Cup.”Salah has been one of the revelations of the year,” Ronaldo told reporters.”I hope his injury in the final in Kiev doesn’t keep him out.”Many people talk about the battle for the Ballon d’Or between Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi but there are other players who have a chance to enter the race. Salah is certainly one of them.”With a fifth Champions League crown secured, Ronaldo has set his sights on leading Portugal to more silverware in what will be his fourth World Cup.The 33-year-old admits a tough Group B opener against Spain on June 15 is not ideal, but he remains confident the European champions will reach the knockout rounds.”A defeat on the first day puts you in a bad way for the rest of the tournament so it’s important to start well,” he said. “But I believe both Spain and Portugal will reach the next round.”To win the World Cup would be a dream for Portugal but to do it we have to play the same way we did in Euro 2016, as a team and all together.”last_img read more


first_imgThe presence of NSW Country at the 2004 Australia Cup has been a great addition to the competition, as well as a development experience for the NSW Country players. Riley Sohier, NSW Country tour manager and a NSW touch development officer for the Hunter-Western Hornets believes the Australia Cup has been a really positive experience for their players. NSW Country brought four teams to the Australia Cup, a Women’s Open, Senior and 23 years, as well as a Mens Senior. It is the first time that a NSW side has attended an ATA event in Victoria since 1985. “It’s been a great tournament and the players are all really enjoying the trip,” Mr Sohier said. “Everyone’s really feeling like it’s a special occasion; it’s really great to be able to represent NSW.” While the weather in Melbourne has been a little frosty, literally, the competition has been tight. The Senior Men have struggled, yet to win a match, while the Women have proved to be stronger. “We’ve been quite surprised by the standard of competition from the developing states. We don’t actually get to see them a lot, so it’s good to see their improvement,” Mr Sohier said. “I believe that for the game of touch football to develop in Australia we have to break away from the NSW and Queensland focus and help with development Australia wide,” he continued. The Senior Women have performed well, with a close 2-1 loss to the ACT 23’s and another close 4-2 loss to SA Open. A cold early morning match against Tasmania today saw them break through for their first win of the tournament. The Open Women are also playing well, with a 7-4 win over SA Open and a 10-2 win over the ACT 23’s. They will certainly find the finals tough though, with Victoria, the ACT and the NSW 23’s all looking strong. The young NSW girls have scored freely throughout the tournament, with easy wins to date. They opened the Cup with an 11-2 victory over the Victorian 23’s and 12-0 win over the EPTA Seniors. Nicole Beck scored five touchdowns in the match against the Victorian 23’s, while Ashleigh Dobbins scored four times against the EPTA side. Despite the weather, the Australia Cup has certainly been a valuable trip away for the NSW Country sides and given them the chance to grow against some good touch competition. By Rachel Moyle, read more

Australian Men’s Open Squad Busy in Townsville

first_imgThe Men’s Open National Squad will be busy over the next few days, attending a training camp in Townsville from Friday 27, February until Sunday, 1 March.The training camp is not just for the squad to train, but with the team getting out amongst the local community, visiting schools, conducting coaching clinics and playing exhibition matches.The community is encouraged to come out and join in the activities.It all starts on Friday afternoon, with the squad visiting William Ross and Kirwin High. The team will then have a private training session, before training again, this time the session being open to the public, with all welcome to attend. The open training session starts at 7pm, and will be held at Queens Park, North Ward.On Saturday, the squad will play three games exhibition matches, starting at 10am.The first match will be against NQ’s Men’s Open, who they will play again at 3pm.At 8pm, they will play an Invitational Townsville side, and during that game the Australian Opens coach Tony Trad will be with local coaches, explaining plays.All the games on Saturday will be held at Queens Park.Also on Saturday, the team will be holding coaching clinics. Again at Queens Park, at 8:30am there will be a clinic with local coaches.At 9am, also at Queens Park, a clinic for local coaches and players aged 15-20 years will be held.Then, at 2pm, a clinic for 10-16 year olds will be held at Strand Park.That evening, there is opportunity for locals to mingle with the team, starting from 9:30pm, at the Watermark Hotel, The Strand.Sunday is also a busy day for the team, starting at 9am, with club touch players, aged 15-20, being able to join in a practical coaching session with the squad.At 11am, the team will also hold their final coaching session of the weekend, with a practical coaching session, including warm-down procedures.They will play two exhibition matches on Sunday, with the first being against NQ Men’s Open side at 10am, and the final match for the day, against NQ Men’s Open.All the action on Sunday will be held at Queens Park.For more info, please contact the NQ Touch Office on 07 4725 6133last_img read more

2014 NYC and SOO live stream schedule – Saturday

first_imgSaturday will be the biggest day of Touch Football yet at the Sunshine Coast Stadium, with day four of the 2014 National Youth Championships and day two of the 2014 State of Origin Series, and you can watch plenty of it live! Please find below the links for the live stream games on the Touch Football Australia YouTube channel for Saturday.Please note, the link for the Open’s games by production company, Power Productions is below as well, starting from 9.30am and again at 3.00pm. 8.00am – Women’s 20’s game two 8.55am – Men’s 20’s game two 2014 State of Origin Series game two – Open’s broadcast (from 9.30am) – 12.35pm – NYC 18’s Girls grand final 1.30pm – NYC 18’s Boys grand final 2.25pm – State of Origin Men’s 20’s game three 2014 State of Origin Series game three – Open’s broadcast (from 3.00pm) –  There are plenty of ways to keep up-to-date with all of the latest results, news and information from the 2014 State of Origin.The Touch Football Australia and State of Origin websites will be updated regularly throughout the event with all of the latest information and can be found by clicking on the links of Touch Football Australia’s social media pages will be regularly updated throughout the SOO and NYC events, so be sure to ‘like’ and ‘follow’ us by clicking on the links below.Facebook – – (be sure to use the hashtag #soo2014)Instagram – (be sure to use the hashtag #soo2014)Related LinksNYC/SOO Live Streaminglast_img read more

Parliamentary Sports Day

first_imgIn glorious Canberra conditions, Raiders, Brumbies and Parliamentary teams competed for fun in the Touch Football component of the Parliamentary Sports Festival.Occurring on a Public Holiday in the ACT, the Raiders team had a mix of Touch Football ACT representatives along with rampaging Raiders forward Paul Vaughan who showed great speed and footwork during the afternoon.Recovering Brumby David Pocock showed he is not too far aware from playing after a second knee reconstruction, showing no signs of a injury and being agile in both attack and defence. Recently retired Brumby Pat McCabe also attended as Manager of the Brumbies line-up.Not to be outdone, the Parliamentary teams were well led by Mr Graham Perrett MP (Member for Moreton, Queensland) and Mr Andrew Nikolic AM, CSC, MP (Member for Bass, Tasmania). Politicians, regardless of their party played alongside each other in the same teams in what is a great annual event – the Parliamentary Sports Festival.Related LinksParliamentary Sports Daylast_img read more

10 months agoCardiff go for Sunderland forward Maja, Everton’s Niasse

first_imgCardiff go for Sunderland forward Maja, Everton’s Niasseby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveCardiff City have jumped into the race for Sunderland forward Josh Maja.The Sun says the Bluebirds want the 19-year-old on a permanent deal either in January or in the summer and confirmed their interest in Oumar Niasse on a potential loan from Everton.Maja, who turns 20 just after Christmas, has scored 13 goals in 25 appearances (in all competitions) for Jack Ross’ Black Cats this season.He could follow fellow Sunderland teammate Joel Asoro, now at Swansea City, in making the switch from Wearside to South Wales. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

9 months agoBurnley midfielder Jeff Hendrick: A massive victory

first_imgBurnley midfielder Jeff Hendrick: A massive victoryby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBurnley midfielder Jeff Hendrick felt victory over Fulham was “massive”.Hendrick, playing in an unfamiliar right midfield role, had two first half efforts deflected in off Joe Bryan and Denis Odoi to cancel out Andre Schurrle’s stunning second minute goal.“I don’t know,” said Hendrick on his prospects of being able to reverse the decision and double his goal tally after scoring against Fulham at Craven Cottage in August.“I haven’t seen it back. I tried to look at it on the screen when I was trotting back but once we got the goal today was about the three points.“It was a great goal they scored right at the start and it’s hard, especially in this league. When a team goes ahead, they seem to win or get something out of the game.“But we knew we had plenty of time and we needed to get back on the front foot and get the ball going forward and we got a few chances and luckily their defenders put it in for us.“It gave us something to go into half-time with and to cling onto.“The group of lads out there, whoever’s playing, can dig in and work for each other and that’s what we did.“It is massive. Every game is massive and to keep the momentum going the way we have been playing the last few games and the results we’ve pick up. It’s good to that keep going and hopefully we can continue that.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

9 months agoMilner singles out Alisson as Liverpool’s top performer

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Milner singles out Alisson as Liverpool’s top performerby Freddie Taylor9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool midfielder James Milner says Alisson’s ability to shake off errors has lead to an incredible debut season for the club.Alisson, signed from Roma in the summer, has largely thrived in his first few months at Anfield, helping the Reds to top spot on the Premier League table.The Brazilian has made the occasional mistake, but Milner believes his ability to move on quickly has helped him maintain an impressive consistency.”It’s hard to pick out one player because everyone in the squad has done so well, not just the 11 who are starting,” said Milner.”We have made a lot of changes during games and a number of players have come in and done really well.”I think maybe one you could select is Alisson. Coming to a new league is never easy. It’s a new lifestyle and you are also getting used to the weather and things like that, but he’s been unbelievable: from how he is around the place, to how good he is on the pitch with his feet and with the saves he makes.”Every single player makes mistakes and sometimes as a ‘keeper you maybe feel a bit different because mistakes often result in a goal, but if he makes a mistake it doesn’t faze him in the slightest and he remains confident and continues playing as if nothing has happened. That’s so important.”He’s been unbelievable for us this season so far and I believe that he’ll be a massive, massive player for us going forward.” last_img read more

a month agoArsenal boss Unai Emery: Our identity WILL be playing out from the back

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Arsenal boss Unai Emery: Our identity WILL be playing out from the backby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal boss Unai Emery insists their future is tied to playing out from the back.Emery reassured nervous fans that his players will mix things up and occasionally resort to an old fashioned long ball when the time is right.But there is no danger of him ditching a key part of his philosophy altogether despite all the heart-in-the-mouth moments it has caused.Emery said: “The last match, Watford, was maybe the worst in our build up. But we are going to try, to work, to improve, to achieve our style.”To build up with the goalkeeper and centre back is going to be our identity but we are going to share sometimes with long balls.”Against Frankfurt we were different and decided more times to do long ball, earn metres on the pitch and after attack the space. We are going to decide what to do on Sunday, depending on Aston Villa.” last_img read more

16 days agoJuventus midfielder Pjanic: Back on top where we belong

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Juventus midfielder Pjanic: Back on top where we belongby Carlos Volcano16 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveJuventus midfielder Miralem Pjanic says they’ve re-established their authority with victory over Inter Milan.The Bianconeri beat Inter 2-1 at San Siro to retake the leadership of Serie A.”We deserved to beat Inter 2-1 and finally got back into first place. I think our team is certainly the best in Italy and since Sunday we’ve been on top, which is where we belong,” Pjanic told Radio Sarajevo.“Our aim is to win every trophy, as that is the objective of Juve, one of the top three or four clubs in the world. We don’t just aim high this season, but every year, and this term is no different.“My own dream is to win the Champions League and lift that trophy to the sky. I hope to achieve that this season.” last_img read more

3 days agoMan Utd midfielder Fred pleased with personal showing in Liverpool draw

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Man Utd midfielder Fred pleased with personal showing in Liverpool drawby Freddie Taylor3 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United midfielder Fred was happy with his performance in Sunday’s 1-1 draw with Liverpool.The odds were stacked against United before the encounter against an unbeaten Reds outfit.And after almost coming away with the victory, Fred was pleased his own personal contribution, as well the determination shown by his teammates.”Personally, I’m happy how I played in my first ‘clasico’ against Liverpool,” he said. “We’re just all a little frustrated that we didn’t hold on to the lead, but we have to be encouraged.”We played at a very good pace against Liverpool. We needed that, we haven’t started the league well, but we played with heart, we played with force, we attacked quickly, especially in the first half. The second half we continued well but it was more equal.” last_img read more

Vine: Frank Martin Dropped Multiple F-Bombs While Screaming At Duane Notice

first_imgFrank Martin drops F-bomb on Duane Notice.VineLast year, South Carolina head coach Frank Martin was suspended after screaming obscenities at guard Duane Notice. Martin apologized for the incident, and said there was “no place” for language like that directed towards players, but clearly that is easier said than done. During today’s game against Kentucky, Martin lashed out at Notice once again, dropping at least four f-bombs during a rant that was caught on camera.Players know what they’re getting into when signing up to play for Martin, and we have to imagine Notice is used to it, but it will be interesting to see if this sparks another controversy.[@LostLettermen]last_img read more

Here’s How To Watch Notre Dame vs. Northeastern Online

first_imgFlickr/Glenn~Flickr/Glenn~The second round of the 2015 NCAA Tournament tips off Thursday, and the first game of the day will be between No. 3 seed Notre Dame and No. 14 seed Northeastern. The Irish and Huskies tip off at 12:15 PM EST in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The winner takes on the winner of Butler vs. Texas in the next round. You can read more about the contest here.If you’re wondering whether you can watch the contest online, fear not. The NCAA is making every game available this year. Below, you can find the link for Notre Dame vs. Northeastern.Watch Notre Dame vs. Northeastern OnlineWill it be the Irish or the Huskies moving on? We’ll find out soon enough.last_img read more

Reus and Gotze break six-year drought in latest BVB win

first_imgBorussia Dortmund stalwarts Marco Reus and Mario Gotze found themselves together on the score-sheet for the first time in over six years as the Bundesliga side set a new personal best on Saturday.Hannover became the latest side to feel the wrath of Lucien Favre’s table-toppers in a dominant 5-1 victory for the hosts at Signal Iduna Park.Achraf Hakimi opened the scoring in the first half before Dortmund cut loose after the break, adding a further four goals including three in just seven minutes. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar 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? Reus, Gotze, Raphael Guerreiro and Axel Witsel all found the net, while Hannover hit a late consolation through Marvin Bakalorz.But it was the presence of both Reus and Gotze among the scorers that caught the eye at the weekend.The last time the pair had both netted in the same game was January 19, 2013, a full six years and seven days ago.Reus furthermore overtook former BVB sharpshooter Robert Lewandowski with his 75th Bundesliga goal, a mark only five other players have ever surpassed in club history.Dortmund had also hit five that day, downing Werder Bremen 5-0 under the direction of club favourite Jurgen Klopp.Having struggled to keep pace with Bayern in recent seasons since Klopp’s 2015 exit, BVB are now leading the Bundesliga in what is turning out to be a record-breaking campaign.48 – For the first time ever @BlackYellow have picked up 48 points from their first 19 games of a #Bundesliga season. Masterly. #BVBH96— OptaFranz (@OptaFranz) 26 de enero de 2019With 48 points from their first 19 games in 2018-19 the club have set a historic high for this point in the season, and with 15 wins they have already equalled the number of victories managed over the entirety of 2017-18.One distinctive feature of Favre’s team has been the distribution of goals across the squad, with top scorers Reus and Paco Alcacer (with 12 each) ably assisted by their team-mates.In netting against Hannover, Guerreiro became the 17th man to trouble the scorers in 2018-19, while Dortmund in total have hit no less than 50 times at a rate of almost three a game.last_img read more

Pep: We have little room for error

first_imgPep Guardiola could not rule out the possibility that Manchester City will have to win all their remaining Premier League games to overhaul Liverpool in the title race.Speaking ahead of Tuesday’s trip to Newcastle United, the City manager acknowledged Jurgen Klopp’s side were unlikely to drop many points.The Reds have a four-point cushion at the summit, although their next match at home to Leicester City is not until Wednesday, so the reigning champions have a chance to cut the gap. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar 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? City reached the 100-point mark last season and Guardiola was asked if a similar feat may be required to retain their crown.”I would say it’s not breaking the record, that doesn’t matter, but we’ll have to win a lot of games. They’ll not drop too many,” said Guardiola, whose side would rack up 101 points if they win their last 15 matches.”I don’t know what we need to do, I’m sure we’ll have to win a lot. We are going to try to be there.”They know it – we spoke about it. Before 85, 87, 89 [points would be enough to win the league] – now you have to be over 90 points.”Another important game tomorrow! Come on @ManCity— Bernardo Silva (@BernardoCSilva) January 28, 2019But the former Barcelona boss had little time to muse on what the mood was like in the Anfield dressing room, insisting the focus had to be on City’s results.”I don’t know what they think, I’m not in Jurgen’s locker room. All we can do is win games and make them feel City is always there, it’s all we can do,” he said.Newcastle are fighting for top-flight survival and Guardiola is taking nothing for granted against Rafael Benitez’s men.”We have to prepare for everyone. Newcastle change system in the last 10 or 15 minutes, the spectators want that. The stadium is incredible,” he added.”They can create chances from nothing. I won’t say they always defend, they can make high pressing, in the same time they can change immediately.” Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

Zenit accused of racism following controversial Malcom banner

first_imgMalcom has been greeted at new club Zenit St. Petersburg by a banner that has been deemed to be racist.The Brazil international swapped Barcelona for Russiathis week in a €39 million (£36m/$44m) deal, and made his Zenit debut on Saturday in a 1-1 draw with Krasnodar, during which a section of the supporters took the opportunity to sarcastically applaud their team’s adherence to what they view as a traditional refusal to sign black players.A banner, which was photographed by, was revealed in the stands that read: “Thank you leadership for loyalty to traditions.” 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? The display was in keeping with a manifesto posted on the internet by the club’s Landskrona supporter’s group.The fans statement insisted they were not racist, but that the imposition of black players would inevitably cause a backlash.“We are not racist,” the manifesto said, “and for us the absence of black players is just an important tradition, empahasising the identity of the club and nothing more.“We, as the northernmost club of the major European cities, have never been mentally connected with Africa, however, as with South America or Australia or Oceania.“We have absolutely nothing against the inhabitants of these or any other continents, but at the same time we want players who are close in spirit to speak for Zenit.“Now, black players for Zenit are being forced almost by force, and this causes only backlash. Let us be what we are.”Malcom was born in Sao Paulo, in Brazil, where he played for Corinthians before making the move to French club Bordeaux in 2016.He played two seasons in Ligue 1 racking up 20 goals in 84 appearances, before Barcelona swooped last summer.He had a difficult time in his lone season in Catalunya, playing only 15 times in all competitions and netting just once.He found himself surplus to requirements at Camp Nou after they signed Antoine Griezmann to augment their attacking options.He opted to move to Russia, where he joined fellow Brazilian Douglas Santos, another player of colour who joined the club this summer, along with Colombian Wilmar Barrios. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

Top SEC Recruit Announces His Decommitment

first_imgFans watch during the game between the Louisiana State University Tigers and the University of Louisiana-Lafatette Ragin' Cajuns at Tiger Stadium.BATON ROUGE, LA – SEPTEMBER 19: Fans watch during the game between the Louisiana State University Tigers and the University of Louisiana-Lafatette Ragin’ Cajuns at Tiger Stadium on September 19, 2009 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)LSU’s football program took a sizable hit tonight, when one of the Tigers’ top recruits in the 2019 class announced he was backing off his commitment.Marcus Banks, a four-star corner, announced Tuesday night that he’s decided to open back up his recruitment. He announced the decision on Twitter.His message was simple. “After much thought and consideration I have decided to re-open my recruitment. This was one of the hardest decisions of my life. Understand that there is no love lost with LSU, but I have to do what’s best for myself and my future,” he wrote.Here’s the full announcement:??— Marcus Banks (@MarcusBanks1k) October 17, 2018 The corner is one of the best in the country and comes from a stacked state of Texas.It’s a significant loss for the Tigers, who have developed the defensive back position well over the years. Texas A&M is the favorite to land the top corner recruit now that he’s decided to back off of his pledge to Ed Orgeron and company.last_img read more

We’re Getting A Snow Game In College Football Tonight

first_imgCrazy snow at West Virginia.We’re getting a snow game in college football tonight. Who’s excited?Kent State is set to host Toledo in MACtion game on CBS Sports Network. Kickoff is scheduled for 6 p.m. E.T.Snow is in the forecast.Freezing rain is expected for most of the afternoon, but it’ll get colder and turn into snow at some point during the says there’s a 90 percent chance of precipitation for basically the entire game.IT’S GAME DAY AT DIX! ⚡️@KentStFootball kicks off against Toledo for Military Appreciation Day at 6:00pm! #FlashFASTWATCH: GOLDEN FLASHES RADIO: LIVE STATS:— Kent State Athletics (@KentStAthletics) November 15, 2018Kent State and Toledo are set to kick off at 6 p.m. E.T.The game will be on CBS Sports Network.last_img read more

Ohio State Fans Will Love Cardale Jones’ Tweet About Ryan Day

first_imgA closeup of Cardale Jones warming up for an Ohio State football game.COLUMBUS, OH – SEPTEMBER 19: Quarterback Cardale Jones #12 of the Ohio State Buckeyes warms up before the game against the Northern Illinois Huskies at Ohio Stadium on September 19, 2015 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Andrew Weber/Getty Images)Ryan Day will be the next head football coach at Ohio State, as the Buckeyes announced this morning that Urban Meyer will be retiring following the Rose Bowl.Ohio State was led earlier this season by Day, who was the interim head coach during Meyer’s suspension to begin the season.Day, 39, is extremely well thought of in the college football world. He’s reportedly been offered multiple head coaching jobs, but turned them down to stay at Ohio State.Former star Ohio State quarterback Cardale Jones is certainly a big fan of Day.The NFL QB posted the following tweet during the Big Ten Championship Game win over Northwestern.“Ryan Day is the best thing to happen to the Ohio State offense since the absence of Tom Herman. Developing players & calling plays that benefit their skill sets,” he tweeted.Ryan Day is the best thing to happen to the Ohio State offense since the absence of Tom Herman. Developing players & calling plays that benefit their skill sets. #GoBucks #Haskins4Heisman— Cardale Jones (@Cardale7_) December 2, 2018Day is reportedly expected to retain a couple of Ohio State’s top personnel staffers, though he’ll likely be bringing in some of his own assistant coaches.The Buckeyes’ staff is currently out on the road recruiting. Ohio State has one of the country’s top 2019 classes and it will be really important for Day and Co. to keep that class together.Ohio State will hold an official press conference on Meyer this afternoon.last_img read more