AUBURN — On Sept. 22, a day after Auburn returned home from a victory at Texas A&M, head coach Gus Malzahn was asked if Derrick Brown reminded him of a former star Auburn player.
Auburn coach Gus Malzahn will call the Tigers' offensive plays during the Jan. 1 Outback Bowl against Minnesota, as he has all season, but there's a possibility of some change next season.
TUSCALOOSA — For the last dozen years, Alabama has had a significant presence during ESPN’s annual college football awards show, which airs Thursday night from the College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta.
BOISE — David Moa needed just one phone conversation with Chris Petersen to know he wanted to play for him at Boise State.
Coming off three straight victories, the Chicago Bears seem to have righted the ship. Quarterback Mitchell Trubisky is playing his best football of the season, and after seemingly being out of the playoff picture, Chicago now has a chance to climb ba…
George Robinson covers Austin Peay for The Leaf Chronicle and answered five questions from the Daily Chronicle about the Governors’ matchup with Montana State this week.
AUBURN — In some ways, Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn stayed inside his circle when he hired Chad Morris to be the fourth offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach of his tenure on Tuesday.
TUSCALOOSA — John Lucido still remembers going to bed the night after the 2017 U.S. Army All-American game in San Antonio not quite knowing where his star running back would land in the morning.
Two of Montana State’s greatest athletes, NFL Hall of Fame kicker Jan Stenerud and two-time national champion pole vaulter Ellie Rudy, became Big Sky Conference immortals Wednesday when the league named them to the inaugural class of the Big Sky Hall of Fame.
It is quite possible that the biggest difference in the Chicago Bears team that has now won three straight and four of its past five games are three names I never thought I might offer in that context, J.P. Holtz, Jesper Horsted and Cornelius Lucas.
Anthony Miller is now in the Mitch Trubisky/Matt Nagy circle of trust, and that could allow the supremely talented receiver's humbling second year in the NFL to come full circle Sunday when the Bears' season once again is on the line at Lambeau Field…
Matt LaFleur, like Matt Nagy one season earlier, has flourished in his maiden head-coaching voyage, likely en route to a division title and quite possibly 12-4 regular-season mark, same as the 2018 Bears.
BOISE — Barring a late surprise that opens up college football’s coaching carousel again, it looks like Boise State coach Bryan Harsin will be back for a seventh season next year.
LINCOLN — Everybody calls Nebraska’s newest commit for the 2020 recruiting class “Va.” And if Eteva Mauga-Clements turns out to be the player at NU that he was at Diablo Valley (California) College, it’s a name that should catch on quickly with Husker fans.Mauga-Clements committed to the Huskers on Wednesday.The Bay 6 Conference defensive player of the year, finished the 2019 season with seven sacks and 23 tackles for loss. He was unrated by major recruiting services and there are only a few minutes of online highlight film. He’s been in the United States for just three years after a childhood spent in American Samoa and he’s put on roughly 50 pounds since he arrived, going from safety to linebacker.There are under-the-radar prospects in this business. Mauga-Clements was darn near off of it, even as he hoped he’d play in the Big Ten because it was one of two football conferences — along with the SEC — that he watched most.“The Big Ten is a prestigious conference,” Mauga-Clements said.Before NU offered, San Diego State was Mauga-Clements’ only other major opportunity, even though Diablo Valley coach Mike Darr had sent his sophomore list — Mauga-Clements is on it — to every major FBS program. Mauga-Clements was actually committed to San Diego State, according to his father, but decommitted to become a Husker. He called Scott Frost from the Diablo Valley weight room Tuesday night to give him the news.Mauga-Clements came with Darr’s strongest recommendation, too. In more than two decades of coaching, Darr said, he’s never coached a better kid — or a better story.“He’s the American Samoan version of Captain America,” Darr said.Mauga-Clements arrived in California — reuniting with his father, a local high school defensive coordinator — with a dream to play college football after his senior year of high school. He doesn’t eat until his stepsisters do first. He worked nights at a Taco Bell for money and, while riding his bike home after midnight, thwarted a robbery in progress.“He’s an amazing kid,” Darr said.Mauga-Clements is also fast, Darr said. Naturally fast. He arrived at Diablo Valley as a 5-foot-11, 165-pound safety, redshirting his first year. Over the next two seasons, Mauga-Clements added mass, Darr said, without losing speed. He moved from safety to inside linebacker.“You turn on his film and you can see the burst, the speed,” Darr said of Mauga-Clements, who’d have two years to play two seasons. “He’s just scratching the surface of his ability at linebacker.”Mauga-Clements said his aggression is a key strength.“I’m good at hitting people,” Mauga-Clements said. “Yep. That’s what’s I’m good at. I think I’m good at making reads but I can still get better there. And I get along with all of my teammates.”He becomes the 15th commit in NU’s 2020 class and the only inside linebacker after Independence (Kan.) Community College's Jamoi Hodge decommitted Dec. 5 after being effectively dropped from the class. Hodge had four years to play three seasons. Mauga-Clements, on the other hand, will have two years to play two seasons.
Eliah Drinkwitz, Missouri's 33rd head football coach, came out firing Tuesday in his discussions about recruiting, his offense and his plans for the Tigers in 2020.
"We're going to lay the foundation of what the expectation of offensive football looks like," the new Missouri football coach said in his press conference. Here's how two coaching influences shaped his hybrid offense.
There was nobody happier to hear the Boise State men’s basketball team would be playing a road nonconference game at Tulsa this season than starting point guard Marcus Dickinson.
Missouri leaders such as Director of Athletics Jim Sterk and Chancellor Alexander Cartwright made a trip to a Hampton Inn in Wilkesboro, North Carolina, to recruit and interview Drinkwitz on Saturday night.
LAKE FOREST – The greatest irony of all the gloom and doom surrounding the Chicago Bears 2019 season from a significant portion of fans is they are basically two or three plays away from being exactly where they were last year.
David Montgomery is coming off his best back-to-back performances as a rookie, following up his game-winning TD grab to punctuate a beastly 18-touch, 87-total-yard Thanksgiving showing in Detroit with 86 rushing yards on 20 carries vs. the vaunted Da…
The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics named its annual women's volleyball All-American teams Tuesday, and two Columbia College stars were honored with selection to the lists.
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PEORIA – With a goal to improve gender diversity in the world of baseball scouting, the Women’s Sports School held a five-day event that included the opportunity to learn from several baseball professionals.
Eliah Drinkwitz will make $4 million per year for six years and be given, among other perks, a country club membership and two courtesy cars.
Nouredin Nouili, a local player whose stock rose fast in the 2019 recruiting cycle, expected to hear from Frost on Monday evening after announcing on Monday morning his transfer from Colorado State.
TEMPE – Trailblazing must be in Marlee Smith’s DNA. One day, while cheering on her dad’s football team, the squad found itself a player short and an unexpected opportunity arose for the 8-year-old.
MESA — Hidden along a pleasant stretch of downtown Mesa, tucked between a sleepy vegan cafe and a local art gallery, you’ll find the Nile Theater. Nearing its centennial, the converted movie theater now operates primarily as a music venue.
There are a number of scenarios in which the Bears can still make the playoffs this January, but at the end of the day their chances are slim and there is only one route that seems more than remote.
If readers are still holding out postseason hope for the 7-6 Bears, they’ll be disappointed to learn that Thursday night’s outstanding win over the Dallas Cowboys, solely for intents and purposes of the playoff picture, essentially never happened.