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Washington State quarterback Tyler Hilinski died Tuesday of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Officers were called to check on Hilinski after he failed to show up to practice. Officers found the redshirt sophomore at his apartment deceased with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. A suicide note was recovered from the scene, but details on its content were not released.
Hilinski was in line to be Washington State's starting quarterback in 2018. He appeared in eight games this past season, starting the Holiday Bowl in place of Luke Falk.
The 21-year-old Hilinski passed for 1,176 yards with seven touchdowns and seven interceptions this past season. He led a comeback victory over Boise State by going 25 of 33 for 240 yards with three touchdowns, including the game-winner in triple overtime.
“We are deeply saddened to hear the news of Tyler’s passing," head coach Mike Leach said in a statement. "He was an incredible young man and everyone who had the privilege of knowing him was better for it. The entire WSU community mourns as thoughts and prayers go out to his family.”
Rivals.com listed Hilinski as the 10th-best pro style QB in the nation coming out of Upland High Shool in Upland, Calif.
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Keith Jackson, the voice of college football who for decades on ABC broadcasts, died Friday night. He was 89.
Born on Oct. 18, 1928, in Roopville, Georgia -- near the Alabama state line. He spent four years in the Marine Corps before attending Washington State and graduating with a broadcast journalism degree.
He worked at the ABC affiliate in Seattle, KOMO, for 10 years, including conducting the first live sports broadcast from the Soviet Union to the United States in 1958 with his radio call of a University of Washington rowing victory.
Jackson got his start on the radio in 1952, broadcasting Washington State games, but went on to provide the national television soundtrack for the biggest games in the most storied stadiums.
Jackson joined the ABC radio network in 1965, freelancing TV assignments before settling in permanently at ABC when Roone Arledge needed someone to call a parachute-jumping segment for “Wide World of Sports” in 1968.
Jackson , worked 15 Rose Bowls, more than any other announcer. No cause of death or other details were given in a statement from ESPN, which, along with ABC, Jackson’s longtime employer, is owned by the Walt Disney Co.
ABC quickly put him on college football, and the fit, as Jackson might have said, was “pert-near” perfect. After announcing his retirement in 1998, he was honored wherever he went to work games. At Michigan, former coach Bo Schembechler presented Jackson with an autographed helmet and a Michigan jersey at halftime while the marching band spelled out, “THANKS KEITH.”
Keith Jackson was criticized for ignoring an ugly incident in the 1978 Gator Bowl game, when Ohio State coach Woody Hayes punched Clemson player Charlie Bauman after Bauman had intercepted a pass near the Ohio State sideline.
Recalling the scene for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution in 1999, Jackson said that because the sideline was crowded with players and officials, “the fact of the matter is, I didn’t see [the punch]. ... If people go back and listen, I said, ‘Let’s look at the tape and see what happened.’ But we didn’t see the tape because the network was nickel-and-diming the operation at that time with a bunch of green kids and the tape was in New York, which did not feed to us in the booth. I saw [the punch] for the first time at noon the next day on NBC.”
Among his broadcasting accomplishments, Jackson was the first play-by-play voice of Monday Night Football when the program debuted in 1970. He called Bucky Dent's home run against the Red Sox in 1978 as well as Reggie Jackson's three-homer game in the 1977 World Series.
Jackson announced that he would retire from college football play-by-play after the 1998 season but ended up continuing with ABC Sports.
His final game ended up being the 2006 Rose Bowl, the thrilling national-title showdown between USC and Texas that saw Vince Young and the Longhorns prevail over the Trojans and their two Heisman Trophy winners, Matt Leinart and Reggie Bush, with 19 seconds remaining.
He walked away for good in May 2006, telling The New York Times he was finished "forever."
Jackson is survived by his wife of 63 years, Turi Ann, three children and three grandchildren.
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After 5 seasons of being the Head Coach of The Tennessee Volunteers , Butch Jones has been dismissed as Head coach for the Volunteers.
Tennessee AD John Currie made the move after a embarrassing 50-17 loss to Missouri on Saturday , as of right now , the Volunteers Record is 0-6 in the SEC East Division.
John Currie said that Jones and his family have “poured their heart and soul into this Tennessee football program and the Knoxville community.” He also announced that defensive line coach Brady Hoke will be the interim head coach for the final games of the 2017 season.
Butch Jones will be paid a buyout of $8,257,580.00. The sum will be paid in monthly installments through February 2021.
Former Michigan Head Coach Brady Hoke will serve as interim head coach for the remainder of the season
Jones finishes his time in Tennessee with a 34-27 overall and 14-24 in the SEC over five seasons. He led the Vols to bowl victories each of the last three years.
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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21
7:30 PM Temple vs 21 South Florida: ESPN Dave Flemming, Joey Galloway, Booger McFarland
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 22
8:00 PM Virginia vs Boise State ESPN2 Adam Amin, Dusty Dvoracek
10:30 PM 23 Utah vs Arizona FS1 Brian Custer, Ben Leber
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23
12:00 PM N.C. State vs 12 Florida State ABC/ESPN2 Jason Benetti, Anthony Becht
12:00 PM Texas Tech vs Houston ABC/ESPN2 Mike Patrick, Tommy Tuberville
12:00 PM Arkansas vs Texas A&M (in Dallas) ESPN Bob Wischusen, Brock Huard
12:00 PM West Virginia vs Kansas ESPNU Mike Couzens, John Congemi
12:00 PM Massachusetts vs Tennessee SEC Network Taylor Zarzour, Andre Ware
12:00 PM UNLV vs 10 Ohio State BTN Kevin Kugler, Matt Millen
12:00 PM Army vs Tulane CBSSN Dave Ryan, Corey Chavous
12:00 PM Kent State vs 19 Louisville ACC RSNs Wes Durham, James Bates
12:20 PM Pittsburgh vs Georgia Tech ACC Network Tom Werme, David Archer
1:00 PM New Mexico vs Tulsa ESPN3
2:00 PM Idaho vs South Alabama ESPN3
2:00 PM Ohio vs Eastern Michigan ESPN3
2:00 PM Old Dominion vs 13 Virginia Tech ACC Digital Dave Weekley, John Gregory
3:00 PM UCF vs Maryland FS1 Eric Collins, Danny Kanell, A.J. Hawk
3:30 PM 5 USC vs California ABC Dave Pasch, Greg McElroy
3:30 PM 1 Alabama vs Vanderbilt CBS Brad Nessler, Gary Danielson
3:30 PM 16 TCU vs 6 Oklahoma State ESPN Steve Levy, Brian Griese
3:30 PM Boston College vs 2 Clemson ESPN2 Dave Lamont, Kelly Stouffer
3:30 PM Duke vs North Carolina ESPNU Clay Matvick, Kirk Morrison
3:30 PM Louisiana Tech vs South Carolina SEC Network Dave Neal, Matt Stinchcomb
3:30 PM Georgia Southern vs Indiana BTN Lisa Byington, J. Leman
3:30 PM Rutgers vs Nebraska BTN Brandon Gaudin, Glen Mason
3:30 PM Cincinnati vs Navy CBSSN John Sadak, Randy Cross
3:30 PM Toledo vs 14 Miami ACC RSNs Evan Lepler, Takeo Spikes
3:30 PM Miami (OH) vs Central Michigan ESPN3
3:30 PM Wake Forest vs Appalachian State ESPN3 Shawn Kenney, Stan Lewter
4:00 PM 8 Michigan vs Purdue FOX Joe Davis , Brady Quinn
5:00 PM ULM vs ULL ESPN3
6:00 PM Nevada vs 18 Washington State Pac-12 Network Ted Robinson, Yogi Roth
6:00 PM Georgia State vs Charlotte WCCB CW18
6:00 PM Akron vs Troy ESPN3
6:30 PM 3 Oklahoma vs Baylor FS1 Justin Kutcher, Petros Papadakis, Mark Helfrich
6:30 PM UAB @ North Texas BeIn Sports
6:30 PM Western Illinois vs Coastal Carolina ESPN3
7:00 PM 17 Mississippi State vs 11 Georgia ESPN Joe Tessitore, Todd Blackledge
7:00 PM Syracuse vs 25 LSU ESPN2 Anish Shroff, Ahmad Brooks
7:00 PM 22 San Diego State vs Air Force CBSSN Ben Holden, Jay Feely
7:00 PM Ball State vs Western Kentucky Stadium
7:00 PM Arkansas State vs Southern Methodist ESPN3
7:00 PM Bowling Green vs Middle Tennessee ESPN3
7:00 PM Florida Atlantic vs Buffalo ESPN3
7:00 PM Wagner vs Western Michigan ESPN3
7:30 PM 4 Penn State vs Iowa ABC Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit
7:30 PM 15 Auburn vs Missouri ESPNU Mark Neely, Ray Bentley
7:30 PM 20 Florida vs Kentucky SEC Network Tom Hart, Jordan Rodgers
7:30 PM Florida International vs Rice Stadium
7:30 PM Utah State vs San Jose State Stadium
7:30 PM UTSA vs Texas State KEYE CBS 42 (Austin),
KMYS CW35 (San Antonio),
8:00 PM Notre Dame vs Michigan State FOX Gus Johnson, Joel Klatt
8:00 PM Southern Illinois vs Memphis WMC 5 (Memphis)
8:00 PM UTEP vs New Mexico State ESPN3
10:00 PM 7 Washington vs Colorado FS1 Tim Brando, Spencer Tillman
10:00 PM 24 Oregon vs Arizona State Pac-12 Network Roxy Bernstein, Anthony Herron
10:15 PM Hawaii vs Wyoming ESPN2 Roy Philpott , Tom Ramsey
10:30 PM UCLA vs Stanford ESPN Mark Jones, Rod Gilmore
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Georgetown announced on Monday that they have hired former Georgetown alumni Patrick Ewing as head coach.
John Thompson III, who is the son of John Thompson, was fired last month after consecutive losing seasons.
Ewing has been an assistant coach with the Charlotte Hornets , Washington Wizards , Houston Rockets the and Orlando Magics and spent every July coaching the Hornets’ summer league team.
Ewing issued a statement about his hire at Georgetown
“My four years at Georgetown were the best of my life,” Ewing said in a statement issued by the school. “Georgetown is my home and it is a great honor for me to return to my alma mater and serve as the next head coach. I have been preparing to be a head coach for many years and can’t wait to return to the Hilltop.”
Ewing was a three-time All-American at Georgetown, a fearsome presence in the paint who led the Hoyas to three straight national title games.
“Of all the players that have gone from superstardom to putting in the time and paying their dues to becoming a head coach, Patrick deserves this probably more than any player ever,” said Miami Heat president Pat Riley, who coached Ewing with the Knicks. “I am absolutely delighted for him and I think he’ll do a great job at Georgetown. Patrick Ewing was the first. He has come home.”
Congrats to Patrick Ewing on his first job as head coach.
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According to a report by ESPN , Fab Melo, the 22nd overall pick in the 2012 NBA draft, has died at the age of 26.
According to the Military Police, Melo, who had been playing professionally in his home country, was found dead in his home Saturday morning.
“We don’t know the cause yet,” Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim told ESPN. “It’s so hard right now, so hard to believe. It’s a sad, sad day.”
Melo played for Jim Boeheim for two years, where he was suspended during the 2011-2012 season, and then was declared ineligible for the NCAA tournament due to academic issues. Syracuse fell short of a Final Four berth that year. Melo’s academic ineligibility ended up being part of a larger investigation that resulted in NCAA sanctions that wiped all 34 of Syracuse’s wins from the record book.
After he finished playing Syracuse , Melo was drafted 22nd overall by the Boston Celtics in 2012. He briefly spent time playing with the Boston Celtics, Memphis Grizzlies and Dallas Mavericks organizations before joining a Brazilian league in 2014.
In 2014, he first signed with a Brazilian team, Club Athletico Paulistano.
This season Melo had played for Uniceub-BRB-Brasilia.
“He was a really good kid, and it’s not fair that he will be defined by one thing, a 10-page paper,” Boeheim told ESPN. “He worked his tail off to become a really good player, and was a nice kid.”
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Broderick Earl-Ross, who is the starting quarterback at McMurry University which is a Division III school and is located in Abilene, Texas , was the third football player arrested for murder on Saturday in connection with the shooting death of a Fort Worth man earlier this month.
The victim, Chris-Dion Russell, 29, was shot at an apartment complex in Fort Worth , TX.
Russell, led the Hawks in passing and rushing yards last season as a freshman.
Two other McMurray football players, Ryan McBeth and Dontrell Dock, were arrested Wednesday. They're also facing capital murder charges.
Capital murder in Texas carries a penalty of life imprisonment or death.
The following statement was provided to KTAB/KRBC from McMurry University officials Wednesday:
"McMurry University is aware of a reported incident involving three of its students and is cooperating with authorities. As the incident involves students' person educational records, we are not at liberty to discuss the matter further."
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Here is a list of The College Football Bowl Games
Saturday, Dec. 17, 2016
AFR Celebration Bowl
NC Central vs. Grambling State` Georgia Dome Atlanta, GA Noon / ABC
Gildan New Mexico Bowl
New Mexico vs. UTSA University Stadium Albuquerque, NM 2pm / ESPN
Las Vegas Bowl
Houston vs. San Diego State Sam Boyd Stadium Las Vegas, NV 3:30pm / ABC
Raycom Media Camellia Bowl
Appalachian State vs. Toledo Cramton Bowl Montgomery, AL 5:30pm / ESPN
AutoNation Cure Bowl
UCF vs. Arkansas State Camping World Stadium Orlando, FL 5:30pm / CBSSN
R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl
Southern Miss vs. UL Lafayette Mercedes-Benz Superdome New Orleans, LA 9pm / ESPN
Monday, Dec. 19, 2016
Miami Beach Bowl
Central Michigan vs. Tulsa Marlins Park Miami, FL 2:30pm / ESPN
Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2016
Boca Raton Bowl
Memphis vs. Western Kentucky FAU Stadium Boca Raton, FL 7pm / ESPN
Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2016
San Diego County CU Poinsettia Bowl
BYU vs. Wyoming Qualcomm Stadium San Diego, CA 9pm / ESPN
Thursday, Dec. 22, 2016
Famous Idaho Potato Bowl
Idaho vs. Colorado State Albertson's Stadium Boise, ID 7pm / ESPN
Friday, Dec. 23, 2016
Popeyes Bahamas Bowl
Eastern Michigan vs. Old Dominion Thomas Robinson Stadium 1pm / ESPN
Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl
Louisiana Tech vs. (25) Navy Amon G. Carter Stadium 4:30pm / ESPN
Fort Worth, TX
Dollar General Bowl
Ohio vs. Troy Ladd-Peebles Stadium 8pm / ESPN
Saturday, Dec. 24, 2016
Hawai'i Bowl Aloha Stadium
Hawaii vs. Middle Tennessee Honolulu, HI 8pm / ESPN
Monday, Dec. 26, 2016
St. Petersburg Bowl
Miami, OH vs. Mississippi State Tropicana Field 11am / ESPN
St. Petersburg, FL
Quick Lane Bowl
Maryland vs. Boston College Ford Field 2:30pm / ESPN
Camping World Independence Bowl
NC State vs. Vanderbilt Independence Stadium 5pm / ESPN2
Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2016
Zaxby's Heart of Dallas Bowl Cotton Bowl Stadium Noon / ESPN
Army vs. North Texas Dallas, TX
(24) Temple vs. Wake Forest Navy-Marine Corps. Stadium 3:30pm / ESPN
National Funding Holiday Bowl Qualcomm Stadium
Minnesota vs. Washington State San Diego, CA 7pm / ESPN
Motel 6 Cactus Bowl
Boise State vs. Baylor Chase Field 10:15pm / ESPN
Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2016
New Era Pinstripe Bowl
(23) Pittsburgh vs. Northwestern Yankee Stadium 2pm / ESPN
Russell Athletic Bowl Qualcomm Stadium
(16) West Virginia vs. Miami, FL San Diego, CA 7pm / ESPN
Foster Farms Bowl Levi's Stadium 8:30pm / FOX
Indiana vs. (19) Utah Santa Clara, CA
AdvoCare V100 Texas Bowl NRG Stadium 9pm / ESPN
Texas A&M vs. Kansas State Houston, TX
Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016
Birmingham Bowl Legion Field 2pm / ESPN
USF vs. South Carolina Birmingham, AL
Arkansas vs. (22) Virginia Tech Bank of America Stadium 5:30pm / ESPN
Valero Alamo Bowl Alamodome 9pm / ESPN
San Antonio, TX
Friday, Dec. 30, 2016
AutoZone Liberty Bowl Liberty Bowl Noon / ESPN
Georgia vs. TCU Memphis, TN
Hyundai Sun Bowl
(18) Stanford vs. North Carolina Sun Bowl Stadium 2pm / CBS
El Paso, TX
Franklin Amer. Mort. Music City Bowl Nissan Stadium 3:30pm / ESPN
Nebraska vs. (21) Tennessee Nashville, TN
NOVA Home Loans Arizona Bowl Arizona Stadium 5:30pm / ASN/CI
South Alabama vs. Air Force Tucson, AZ
Capital One Orange Bowl Hard Rock Stadium 8pm / ESPN
(6) Michigan vs. (11) Florida State Miami Gardens, FL
Saturday, Dec. 31, 2016
Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl Camping World Stadium 11am / ABC
(20) LSU vs. (13) Louisville Orlando, FL
TaxSlayer Bowl EverBank Field 11am / ESPN
Georgia Tech vs. Kentucky Jacksonville, FL
Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Georgia Dome 3pm / ESPN
(4) Washington vs. (1) Alabama Atlanta, GA
PlayStation Fiesta Bowl
(3) Ohio State vs. (2) Clemson U. of Phoenix Stadium 7pm / ESPN
Monday, Jan. 2, 2017
Outback Bowl Raymond James Stadium 1pm / ABC
(17) Florida vs. Iowa Tampa, FL
Goodyear Cotton Bowl AT&T Stadium 1pm / ESPN
15) Western Michigan vs. (8) Wisconsin Arlington, TX
Rose Bowl Game Rose Bowl 5pm / ESPN
(9) USC vs. (5) Penn State Pasadena, CA
Allstate Sugar Bowl Mercedes-Benz Superdome 8:30pm / ESPN (14) Auburn vs. (7) Oklahoma New Orleans, LA
Monday, Jan. 9, 2017
CFP National Championship Raymond James Stadium 8:30pm / ESPN
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The UCLA Bruins traveled to Lexington, Kentucky to face Top Ranked Kentucky.
The Wildcats overcame a 3-of-9 start to reach 50 percent from the field in the first half before a 1-of-8 run to close the opening 20 minutes.
While UCLA was hitting 35 of 66 from the field, The Bruins did outrebounded Kentucky 41-38 and limited the Wildcats to 41 percent shooting. It was the most points scored against a Kentucky team coached by John Calipari.
Isaac Hamilton scored 19 points, T.J. Leaf had 17 with 13 rebounds for UCLA while Malik Monk had 24 points and De'Aaron Fox added 20 points for Kentucky.
Kentucky cut a 14-point second-half deficit to 95-92 on Derek Willis' 3-pointer with 8.3 seconds remaining but Bryce Alford's two free throws with 7.4 left sealed the Bruins victory.
UCLA came into the game as The nation's third-highest-scoring team (97.0 points per game)
This is not the first time that the Wildcats suffered their 1st regular season loss against the Bruins, UCLA gave Kentucky their first regular season loss on December 3, 2015 and the final score of that game was 77–87 at the Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles, CA
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LSU coach Les Miles and offensive coordinator Cam Cameron, who had been with the school since 2013, has been fired four games into his 12th season with the school.
This was announced on Sunday by the school. The changes come one day after the Tigers fell to 2-2 on the season with an 18-13 loss at Auburn.
“Decisions like this are never easy ones to make,” athletic director Joe Alleva said in a statement. “Coach Miles has done a tremendous job here and he’s been a great ambassador for our University, which makes this even more difficult.
“However, it’s apparent in evaluating the program through the first month of the season that a change has to be made. Our commitment to excellence and competing at the highest level is unwavering, and our goals for the remainder of this season haven’t changed. We have an obligation to our student-athletes to put them in the best position to have success on the football field each week and we have great confidence that coach Orgeron will do just that.”
Miles leaves with a 114-34 overall record in his 12 years at LSU, and a national title won in 2007. Since the start of the 2013, LSU has gone 15-11 against SEC opponents.
LSU entered the season at No. 6 in the preseason poll and were expected to contend with No. 1 Alabama in the SEC West.
The Tigers rank 119th in passing offense this season, with 147.8 yards a game. LSU is 11th in total offense at 339.5 yards a game.
According to terms of his contract, Miles is due a buyout of approximately $10 million. The buyout for Cameron is slightly more than $2 million
Orgeron is a Louisiana native and renowned recruiter. He was a head coach once before in the SEC with Mississippi, but never had a winning record there and was fired after three seasons.
He fared better as interim head coach at Southern California in 2013, going 6-2 in place of Lane Kiffin, who’d been fired that season.
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