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first_imgeSports Goal VS: New York City FC on FIFA 18 Goal Last updated 1 year ago 21:30 5/24/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) eSports Graham ‘GrayzaGoal’ McIntyre took on Christopher ‘NYC_Chris’ Holly in an all-star eSports star clash on EA Sports’ flagship football game In a new series from Goal, our own professional FIFA player, Graham ‘GrayzaGoal’ McIntyre, will take on other FIFA pros from some of the biggest football clubs and eSports organisations across the world.In the first four episodes, GrayzaGoal will face eSports stars from Manchester City, New York City FC and Melbourne City FC.The first episode, which you can watch here, sees GrayzaGoal against Christopher ‘NYC_Chris’ Holly. NYC_Chris picked up his first professional tournament win at last year’s FUT Regionals in Vancouver, and played GrayzaGoal soon after finishing third at the eMLS Cup. Editors’ Picks Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash 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 HandshakeIn other episodes, GrayzaGoal will can be seen challenging Kai ‘deto’ Wollin and Marcus ‘ExpectSporting’ Jorgensen from Manchester City, as well as Melbourne City FC’s Marcus ‘MelbourneCity Marcus’ Gomes. All four matches were recorded at Manchester City’s Etihad Stadium.All ‘Goal Versus’ matches take place using the FUT game mode in FIFA 18, allowing the players to pick from some of the biggest names in FIFA.GrayzaGoal said: “The City clubs have some of the best players in the world. All four matches were some of the hardest I’ve had but it’s great to compete and test yourself against the best. Now, I’m just looking forward to playing in more tournaments and seeing who Goal lines up next.”last_img read more

first_imgUEFA Champions League Man Utd and Real Madrid legend Beckham begs Zidane to beat Liverpool Iain Strachan Last updated 1 year ago 23:38 5/25/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(2) Zinedine Zidane David Beckham Real Madrid Albacete 11232003 Getty Images UEFA Champions League Real Madrid v Liverpool Real Madrid Liverpool Zinédine Zidane Plenty of British football fans will be hoping the Reds can bring the Champions League back from Kiev, but a former England captain is not among them Former Manchester United and Real Madrid star David Beckham has urged Zinedine Zidane and his players to beat Liverpool in the Champions League final.There is no question of divided loyalties for Beckham during the decider in Kiev on Saturday, as Madrid take on the arch-rivals of United. Appearing alongside his old team-mate Zidane in a YouTube video published by Madrid, the ex-England captain had a simple message for the coach of Los Blancos.  Article continues below Editors’ Picks Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash 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 “To have been successful as a player and now to be successful as the boss, the big boss, is incredible,” he said.”I just want to wish Zizou, the boss, the president, the club good luck in the Champions League final.”And please beat Liverpool, please!”Zidane has guided Madrid to success in each of the previous two Champions League finals, and the team could become the first side since Bayern Munich in 1976 to win UEFA’s biggest prize three times in succession. “We suffered and worked a lot to make it to the final,” he said.”There has been a lot of sacrifices, a lot of work, a lot of personal investment from everyone.”Once I decided to become a coach I thought nothing is impossible. Being a coach of Real Madrid, I knew we could achieve great things.”Real Madrid Champions League finalThe Blancos will be under pressure to deliver a hat-trick of European triumphs, with Beckham conceding that the competition means everything to those at the Santiago Bernabeu.He added: “There’s certain clubs throughout Europe, throughout the world, that have special relationships with big competitions and when you’re a Real Madrid player there’s something about Champions League nights that’s special.”The atmosphere is different, the fans are different, there is an expectancy throughout the club to do well in this competition.”Real Madrid have had that their whole history, they’ve had a special relationship with the Champions League.” Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more

first_imgEx-Man City fullback Greg Leigh hopes NAC Breda fans now behind himby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Manchester City fullback Greg Leigh hopes he’s now winning over fans at NAC Breda.Having been snapped up from Bury last summer, Leigh suffered a slow start to his Eredivisie career.However, the defender impressed for victory over Vitesse and acknowledged the support and chants of “Leigh, Leigh, Leigh” from NAC fans.”I heard it, yes. I tried to shut myself off, but I heard it. I cannot deny that it makes you bigger as a player, it is good for your self-confidence,” he said.”I know what it has been like when I have not been able to convince, that is the most important thing for me. The criticism was sometimes justified, I can do better, I know.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Solskjaer proves Man Utd record breaker: We want to entertainby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveOle Gunnar Solskjaer admits he’s happy to be breaking records at Manchester United.Paul Pogba scored twice while Marcus Rashford and Romelu Lukaku also netted to stun Bournemouth.And Solskjaer is only the THIRD United boss in history to win his first three games in charge.He declared: “We want to go attacking. We’ve been at home two games and have to entertain the crowd.”You have good players, they want to learn, improve — I just want to do my bit.”We created some great chances — some fantastic attacking football.”That’s what the fans want to see and the players are enjoying themselves.” last_img read more

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Liverpool legend Souness yet to be won over by Fabinhoby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool legend Graeme Souness is yet to be won over by Fabinho.Souness has questioned whether the Brazil midfielder is up to the standards Liverpool are seeking to reach.”Liverpool don’t have what I would call milky players,” he told the Sunday Times. “Before the season began they identified midfield as an area that needed strengthening and brought in Fabinho and Naby Keita. “I am yet to be fully convinced by Fabinho and wonder why it has taken such a long time for him to get up to speed.”He has played well since getting into the team but he still has a bit to go.” last_img read more

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say INSIDER: Alba furious with Barcelona over Rabiot offerby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBarcelona fullback Jordi Alba is upset over the way he’s been treated by management.Alba has made it no secret over his frustration regarding a lack of progress in new contract talks – and adding to his anger is Barca’s move for PSG midfielder Adrien Rabiot.Okdiario’s chief pundit Eduardo Inda told El Chiringuito, “Jordi Alba is having a terrible time because they are going to sign Rabiot, a huge player who is liked by Real Madrid. “He sees that he is going to be paid €10m a year. He has been asking for a renewal for a long time and his anger is bursting.” last_img read more

first_imgInter Milan coach Spalletti happy with Coppa win over Beneventoby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveInter Milan coach Luciano Spalletti was pleased with their Coppa Italia triumph over Benevento.Inter won the round of 16 clash 6-2.”I told (Benevento Coach Cristian) Bucchi after the final whistle that he ought to be proud of that performance,” Spalletti said on Inter TV.“When we went 4-0 up, there was the risk they would stop playing and our attitude was one of assuming it was over, but they constantly pushed forward to harass us off the ball. It was a real game and a difficult one.“I compliment my team, because they proved themselves very professional in their approach during the week building up to it. There is the risk of getting distracted and embarrassed, the way we were last year, so this result is a step forward.“I was impressed with the players who haven’t been on the field as much this season, such as Andrea Ranocchia, Daniele Padelli, Antonio Candreva and Roberto Gagliardini.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

first_imgLascelles motivates Newcastle for ‘six-pointer’ with Brightonby Ansser Sadiqa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveNewcastle United captain Jamaal Lascelles has branded Saturday’s clash with Brighton as a “six-pointer”.Both clubs are expected to fight to stay in the Premier League at the tail-end of the season.The 25-year-old said: “We’ve had another tough run to the start of the season. Playing Liverpool, Tottenham, and Arsenal is a tough start for anyone.”We’ve played some good football, and now against Brighton we need to be really pushing to get the three points out of that game.”These games are six-pointers. At home to Brighton, we’ve definitely got to fancy ourselves.”They could be competition for us, so anyone who’s going to be in and around us, we need to be taking points from. Saturday is the right time to do that.” About the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Liverpool ‘can’t complain’ about Adrian signing says Achterbergby Freddie Taylor15 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool goalkeeper coach John Achterberg says the club should be delighted with the signing of Adrian.The Reds have won every game this season with Adrian in goals following an injury to Alisson in the opening day win over Norwich City.Achterberg told the Liverpool Echo of Adrian: “He had to come in from West Ham and he had to settle quickly.”Everything he has done so far has been really good, we have not been able to complain much at all. It’s a different style of play, with West Ham he had to kick the ball long 90 per cent of the time, but we ask him to be calm on the ball and play out from the back.”To be fair, he has picked it up really quickly. He has adapted fast, even though he had a lot of experience playing in the Premier League.”It has helped him a lot to settle quickly. He is a calm and confident guy but also a really good guy. He fits in well, I would say. Big credit to him and what he has done. It has been really good, so we cannot complain.” last_img read more

first_imgJim Harbaugh at Satellite camp in Alabama.Jim Harbaugh Hail To The VictorsHow many times has Michigan’s “Hail To The Victors” fight song been played in the state of Alabama? At lease once. The Wolverines’ football program is currently having a satellite camp in Prattville, Ala. When Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh walked to the field this morning, he had his school’s fight song played. When was the last time Hail to the Victors played in Alabama? Harbaugh walks to field for satellite camp to the fight song— James Crepea (@JamesCrepea) June 5, 2015Just a few players here for Michigan satellite camp in Prattville— James Crepea (@JamesCrepea) June 5, 2015Greetings from Prattville where Jim Harbaugh and the Michigan staff are holding their second satellite camp.— James Crepea (@JamesCrepea) June 5, 2015That’s a bold move, Jim.last_img read more

first_imgCollege Football Playoff bracket.College Football Playoff BracketThe top quartet from last week’s College Football Playoff rankings — Clemson, Alabama, Oklahoma and Iowa — all won over the weekend, so not much change was expected at the top of this week’s list. However, with No. 6 Notre Dame, No. 7 Baylor and No. 10 Michigan losing to No. 9 Stanford, No. 19 TCU and No. 8 Ohio State respectively, some shake-up beyond the top group was inevitable. The major story line of tonight’s rankings unveiling? Which teams sitting outside of the top four are most likely to benefit from any chaos this coming Saturday. The selection committee just debuted its fifth rankings of the year on ESPN. Here’s the full Top 25:1. Clemson— CFBPlayoff (@CFBPlayoff) December 2, 20152. Alabama— CFBPlayoff (@CFBPlayoff) December 2, 20153. Oklahoma— CFBPlayoff (@CFBPlayoff) December 2, 20154. Iowa— CFBPlayoff (@CFBPlayoff) December 2, 20155. Michigan State 6. Ohio State— CFBPlayoff (@CFBPlayoff) December 2, 20157. Stanford 8. Notre Dame 9. Florida State 10. North Carolina— CFBPlayoff (@CFBPlayoff) December 2, 201511. TCU 12. Baylor 13. Mississippi 14. Northwestern 15. Michigan— CFBPlayoff (@CFBPlayoff) December 2, 201516. Oregon 17. Oklahoma State 18. Florida 19. Houston 20. Southern California— CFBPlayoff (@CFBPlayoff) December 2, 201521. LSU 22. Temple 23. Navy 24. Utah 25. Tennessee— CFBPlayoff (@CFBPlayoff) December 2, 2015What do you think, college football fans? Did they get it right?last_img read more

first_imgThe 64 Most Annoying People in sports media bracket.The 2016 NCAA Tournament field was unveiled Sunday night, meaning that for the next three days, college basketball fans will be spending their time filling out brackets. We here at College Spun have a different kind of challenge for you, however. We want you to help us determine the most annoying person in sports media. We’ve gone ahead and nominated 64 different candidates.A few of the nominees – like Barstool Sports, Saturday Down South and SB Nation – are actually entities, rather than people. But you get the gist. We’ve also put ourselves on here, just in case you think that we’re actually the most annoying.Let’s get started. You can vote on the Stephen A. Smith region below:The 64 Most Annoying People In Sports MediaThe 64 Most AnnoyingVote On The Stephen A. Smith Region Below1. Stephen A. Smith vs. 16. Cris Collinsworthstephen a smith cris collinsworth“You don’t want to make an enemy out of me.” Actually, we don’t really care if we do. More Annoying: Stephen A. Smith or Cris Collinsworth?2. Mark May vs. 15. Terry Bradshawmark may terry bradshawOhio State fans might be enough to push Mark May through here. Bradshaw is a long-shot. More Annoying: Mark May or Terry Bradshaw3. Bill Walton vs. 14. Joe BuckJoe buckWalton’s bizarre announcing style drives most people nuts. Buck has his detractors too, though. More Annoying: Bill Walton or Joe Buck?4. Mike Lupica vs. 13. Gus JohnsonLupica“From the parking lot!” More Annoying: Mike Lupica or Gus Johnson?5. Curt Schilling vs. 12. Danny KanellSchillingSchilling can’t stop expressing his political views. Kanell can’t stop hating on the SEC. This will be close. More Annoying: Curt Schilling or Danny Kanell?6. Dan LeBatard vs. 11. Katie NolanKatie NolanSome argue LeBatard is a “stunt guy.” Nolan’s detractors are mostly people who don’t appreciate sarcasm. More Annoying: Dan LeBatard or Katie Nolan?7. Tim Tebow vs. 10. Peter KingtebowTebowmania was supposed to end when he stopped playing in the NFL. Some wish King would stop writing about the NFL. More Annoying: Tim Tebow or Peter King?8. Mel Kiper Jr. vs. 9. Tony Kornheiser Mel Kiper jrMore overrated: Continuous NFL Draft analysis or PTI?  More Annoying: Mel Kiper Jr. or Tony Kornheiser?Vote On The Darren Rovell Region Here >>>last_img read more

first_imgalabama head coach nick saban at the sec championship gameATLANTA, GA – DECEMBER 01: Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide reacts after defeating the Georgia Bulldogs 35-28 in the 2018 SEC Championship Game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on December 1, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)The SEC is an absolute grind. The West has long been considered the toughest division in college football, and the East may be back on the up-swing with teams like Florida and Tennessee showing signs of life recently. Add in the league’s penchant for scheduling big-time non-conference opponents early, and the vast majority of these teams refuse to take it easy.A few months ago, we ranked the easiest and most difficult schedules in all of college football. Only one SEC team made our ‘easy’ list, while a third of the most difficult list was made up by SEC programs. The preseason edition of ESPN’s Football Power Index strength of schedule rankings is incredibly bullish on the entire SEC, with eight of the conference’s teams in the top 20.Which team has the hardest schedule of them all, and who is taking it (relatively) easy? Here is our ranking of the 14 SEC teams’ schedules by difficulty.Next: No. 14 ??? >>>Pages: Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15last_img read more

first_imgIn many ways, everything that could have gone wrong for England’s Under-21s in their European Championship opener against France on Tuesday did go wrong. They conceded two penalties, had a man sent off and were denied a brave point by a calamitous late own-goal from Manchester United target Aaron Wan-Bissaka.However, there was one man still on the Old Trafford payroll who came out of the game with his reputation further enhanced as Dean Henderson’s string of key stops, including an excellent penalty save to deny Moussa Dembele, underlined his wonderful growth as a top-class goalkeeper.Being a goalkeeper at Manchester United has not been an easy occupation in recent years unless your name has been David de Gea. While the Spaniard racked up four Player of the Year gongs in five seasons, many a promising young shot-stopper has seen his stock fallen in the United ranks. Not so Henderson. 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? Over his 12 months on loan at Sheffield United in 2018-19, Henderson was one of the Blades’ star men as Chris Wilder’s side returned to the Premier League for the first time since 2007 on the back of recording the Championship’s joint-best defensive record.Henderson’s 21 clean sheets in 46 league matches provided the bedrock for the South Yorkshire outfit, and so good was he on a consistent basis that there has even been some suggestion that United would consider expediting him into De Gea’s number-one jersey sooner rather than later on the back of some suspect showings by the Spain star over the last couple of months of the campaign.In actual fact, United are readying a new long-term deal for the Cumbrian 22-year-old, whose current deal has a year to run as well as a club option for a further year, ahead of a planned return to Bramall Lane for the 2019-20 season. Sheffield United’s promotion has worked out superbly for all parties, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer able to send Henderson back out on loan to a familiar setup in which he has excelled and getting to see him make the step up to Premier League football at the same time.Sheffield United boss Wilder has lauded Henderson’s impact and is keen for the young shot-stopper to return to Bramall Lane. “Dean made it clear to us that he has a very strong interest in coming back to Bramall Lane, and Manchester United are happy to go along with that,” Wilder told the Daily Mirror .“He wants his United contract sorted out first of all but, in terms of putting another temporary deal in place, I think we’re in a good place with that one.Dean Henderson Sheffield United 2018-19“United are pleased with what happened when he came here, with the way his game developed and the way he progressed over the course of the year.”It is easy to see why Wilder was so happy with Henderson’s performance level in 2018-19. Having had previous temporary spells in the National League North with Stockport County, League Two with Grimsby Town and League One with Shrewsbury Town, he took little time coming to terms with Championship football.By the spring of 2019 he was one of the form goalkeepers in England, racking up seven successive clean sheets as the Blades strung together six wins and a derby draw away to Sheffield Wednesday. It was a run of form which would tee them up for their successful final push for promotion.Dean Henderson GFXAll the while, Henderson – who first joined United from Carlisle as a 14-year-old – was making spectacular saves left, right and centre. His reading of danger and positional play proved to be his outstanding qualities, with many of his better stops looking more rudimentary than they really were due to his having already got himself into prime position.His concentration levels are through the roof too, with his ability to keep his eyes on the ball and his excellent anticipatory footwork combining to leave him one step ahead of the game on most occasions.Even when potentially caught on the hop he seems to be ready for anything, as best exemplified at Birmingham in April when Gary Gardner’s cross took a huge deflection off Blades defender Martin Cranie and looked destined for the top corner with Henderson wrong-footed. Yet the youngster somehow recovered and threw both hands in the way to paw out the effort, not only keeping out the effort but also stopping his side from conceding a potentially-costly corner.When you realise you’ve gone from United’s No.1, to United’s No.2…Dean Henderson 👏 — Ladbrokes (@Ladbrokes) June 18, 2019 Henderson also has the cocky edge so often seen in world-class number ones, telling reporters after Tuesday’s England Under-21 defeat: “You can quite evidently see I’m a Premier League goalkeeper.” He even ‘liked’ a betting company’s tweet proclaiming him as Manchester United’s new number-one alongside a picture of a grimacing De Gea following the match in Cesena.For now, though, he will get the big new contract his performances have deserved and will be asked to wait his turn a little longer, heading back to Bramall Lane hoping to deliver more of the same in his first stab at the Premier League.He may not become David de Gea’s successor just yet, but that day may not be as long in the future as it appeared 12 months ago. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

first_imgZinedine Zidane said Gareth Bale “needs to look after his responsibilities” after the player was allegedly photographed playing golf as his Real Madrid team-mates were on a pre-season tour.Bale did not travel with the team to Munich for the Audi Cup after the club reportedly pulled the plug on a move to Chinese side Jiangsu Suning, with Los Blancos citing their desire to collect a transfer fee for a player that cost them €100m (£91m/$110m) in 2013.Zidane had stated that Bale did not travel due to being “too ill”, but a report published by Spanish outlet El Confidential claims the winger had been spotted playing golf during his team’s participation in the pre-season tournament in Germany. Article continues below 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? Following Madrid’s 5-3 win over Fenerbahce, the Madrid boss was questioned about the report, but largely gave the wantaway Welshman the benefit of the doubt until he returns to Madrid to speak to the player himself.Esta era la única ‘preocupación’ de Gareth Bale mientras el Real Madrid volvía a perder— El Confidencial (@elconfidencial) July 31, 2019“Well, we’ll see when we get back. I will not prevent someone from doing something,” Zidane told the gathered press.“He has to look after his responsibilities. We will see what he has done [when we return to] Madrid. I will not get into his personal life. But I think he has done training.“I’m here with my players and we will see when we get back. I’m not going to tell him off or that he’s not allowed to do it. He’s old enough to do what he wants.”Zidane also refused to be drawn into what he saw as a loaded question.“I will not tell you if it is disrespectful. You are not going to put me in a position that I don’t want to be in. I will not answer anything more than that.”Real put the breaks on Bale’s move to China after insisting a significant transfer fee should be paid for the 30-year-old, despite the fact Zidane had long-since confirmed the player had no future at the club.A three-year deal had reportedly been agreed between Bale and Jiangsu that would have seen him earn £1m-per-week (€1.1m/$1.2m), a significant increase on his £600,000-per-week ($729,000/€658,000) Real salary.last_img read more

first_imgUMass' Brennon Dinge scores the first touchdown of the FBS college football season.UMass vs. Duquesne is not the most exciting match-up, but it is the first FBS-level college football action of the season.The game kicked off at 5:30 p.m. ET, and there have been a bunch of points in the first hour of football.Things have been pretty lopsided so far. UMass leads 28-3 midway through the second quarter, and wasted little time getting points on the board.Duquesne received the ball to start the game, but quarterback Daniel Parr was picked off by Minutemen cornerback Bakhari Goodson on the third play of the game.On the very next play, the first offensive snap by an FBS team this season, UMass quarterback Andrew Ford hit Brennon Dingle for a 32-yard touchdown.It was a beautifully executed play by the Minutemen. Ford, a lefty quarterback, faked to the running back before rolling left, and finding Dingle in the end zone, beating two Dukes with the pass.Andrew Ford’s first pass of the 2018 season is a 32 yard touchdown to Brennon Dingle!UMass is out to a quick 7-0 lead.— FloFootball (@FloFootball) August 25, 2018UMass scored on its next two drives, as well as a fourth touchdown on its fifth drive of the game. The Minutemen lead 28-3 after a Dukes field goal.Ford is 8-for-11 for 111 yards and a score, while back-up QB Ross Comis is 3-for-4 for 72 yards and a score. The Minutemen have also amassed 159 yards and two scores on the ground.This isn’t the only college football action on the slate today. At 7:00 p.m. ET, Rice hosts FCS foe Prarie View A&M on ESPN+Colorado State and Hawaii have an early-season Mountain West clash on CBS Sports Network at 7:30 p.m. New Mexico State and Wyoming, two bowl teams last season, face off on ESPN2 at 10 p.m.last_img read more

first_imgUrban Meyer upset on the sideline vs. Maryland.Ohio State is in a slugfest with Maryland on Saturday, and at the moment, the Terrapins and Buckeyes are tied 38-38 with just under four minutes to play. Buckeyes head coach Urban Meyer has been losing his mind.At least a dozen times, ABC’s cameras have panned to Meyer after some kind of poor play by the Buckeyes. He’s looked exasperated or despondent virtually every time.Meyer’s reactions on the sideline are a hot topic on Twitter. The Internet is enjoying the meltdown, predictably.Here’s the best of what’s out there. Meyer likely wouldn’t find any of them funny.Mood— Morgan Moriarty (@Morgan_Moriarty) November 17, 2018Urban Meyer late in the game when Ohio State is in the red zone hoping to tie it up.— Barrett Sallee (@BarrettSallee) November 17, 2018When Brett McMurphy tweets— RedditCFB (@RedditCFB) November 17, 2018have you ever seen a man willing himself to explode, well now you have— BUM CHILLUPS (@edsbs) November 17, 2018Urban Meyer deserves a Tony Award today for best 1-man play.— Jim Weber (@JimMWeber) November 17, 2018Urban Meyer is the favorite in the odds for who is the most meme-able coach in college football.— OddsShark (@OddsShark) November 17, 2018Urban Meyer has broken out the half surrender cobra.— OddsShark (@OddsShark) November 17, 2018Urban Meyer sad pizza party coming in hot…— Saturday Down South (@SDS) November 17, 2018Ohio State needs a win to stay in the national title hunt. Maryland needs a win to become bowl eligible. The final few minutes should be fascinating.last_img read more

first_imgJames Franklin high fives his players as they come off the field.PASADENA, CA – JANUARY 02: Penn State Nittany Lions head coach James Franklin reacts on the sideline during the first half against the USC Trojans during the 2017 Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual at the Rose Bowl on January 2, 2017 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)Penn State football just wrapped up another pretty successful season. After back-to-back 11-win campaigns, the Nittany Lions will play for a 10th win in whichever bowl game it winds up in.Some may be a bit disappointed with the third-place division finish, but overall, Penn State remains a factor in the very tough Big Ten East, and are a Top 15 or 20 program in a “down” season, relative to the last two. That’s a pretty good place to be.This year, Penn State led off with a scare, getting past Appalachian State in overtime. The Nittany Lions blasted eventual ACC Coastal champion Pitt, and handled struggling MAC program Kent State.Here is what the future non-conference schedules for Penn State football look like.Match-ups via FBSchedules:2019: vs. Idaho (Aug. 31), vs. Buffalo (Sept. 7), vs. Pitt (Sept. 14)2020: vs. Nevada (Sept. 5), at Virginia Tech (Sept. 12), vs. San Jose State (Sept. 192021: vs. Ball State (Sept. 11), vs. Auburn (Sept. 18), vs. Villanova (Sept. 25)2022: at Auburn (Sept. 17), vs. Central Michigan (Sept. 24)2023: vs. West Virginia (Sept. 2), vs. Delaware (Sept. 9)2024: at West Virginia (Aug. 31), vs. Bowling Green (Sept. 7)2025: vs. Virginia Tech (Sept. 6), vs. Villanova (Sept. 13)2026: at Temple (Sept. 12)2027: vs. Delaware (Sept. 11), vs. Temple (Sept. 18)Penn State is totally booked through 2021, and have their Power Five series locked up through 2026, so that is the earliest you’ll likely see a big match-up scheduled.last_img read more

first_imgClemson coach Dabo Swinney talks with Notre Dame coach Brian KellyCLEMSON, SC – OCTOBER 03: (L-R) Head coach Dabo Swinney of the Clemson Tigers talks to head coach Brian Kelly of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish before their game at Clemson Memorial Stadium on October 3, 2015 in Clemson, South Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)In just over two weeks, the Clemson Tigers will face off against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish for the right to play in the national title game. Both teams enter their College Football Playoff semifinal with an undefeated record and a chance to play Alabama or Oklahoma for the title.Clemson enters its fourth College Football Playoff – just one shy of Alabama for the all-time mark. Meanwhile, Notre Dame looks to avoid a similar outcome to its 2012 undefeated season when the Irish were waxed by Alabama.Brian Kelly and company are tasked with slowing down freshman phenom quarterback Trevor Lawrence and the high-flying Clemson offense.One Vegas computer revealed its score prediction for the game. According to OddsShark’s score prediction, Clemson will win 45.8-31.0.Clemson enters the game as an 11.5-point favorite. OddsShark suggests the Tigers will cover and beat the Irish by at least two touchdowns.Clemson and Notre Dame should provide an exciting matchup.last_img read more

first_imgGeneric photo of footballs in an end zone.(Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)On Thursday night, one of the best college football programs in the country lost a commitment from one of the best recruits in the country. LSU lost a commitment from four-star defensive tackle Jaquelin Roy.The high school star took to Twitter on Thursday night to announce he’s decommitting from the Tigers. Roy initially announced his commitment to Ed Orgeron and company in September 2018.Just a few months later, he decided to re-open his recruitment.“I would like to start off by saying thank you to the LSU staff for all the support and treating me like family. I am forever grateful for the relationships that I’ve built with them. After much thought and consideration, I have made the decision to de-commit,” Roy said in a statement on Twitter.Please Respect my decision…— Jaquelin roy (@d1roy1000) March 1, 2019In his statement, Roy did not make it clear if the Tigers are still in the running to land the top recruit.Roy is the No. 10 defensive tackle recruit in the country and the No. 3 player from the state of Louisiana, according to 247Sports’ Composite Rankings.Roy currently holds 20 offers from the nation’s best college football programs. Alabama, Georgia and Texas A&M, among others, are all on the hunt for the Louisiana product.last_img read more