Wagner admits Huddersfield shopping list expandingby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveHuddersfield boss David Wagner admits his shopping list is expanding.The Terriers are in dire need of a goalscorer in their bid to survive a second season in the Premier League and additional firepower is likely to be Wagner’s number one priority.“You can trust me, I try to do this job as well as I can as a manager and if the window is in front of you, you have to prepare yourself as best you can,” he said.“I have a list and a pen and sometimes I put some more names on the list. I do what every manager does at this time of the season.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Ceballos meets with Real Madrid president Florentino over Arsenal plansby Paul Vegas6 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveDani Ceballos has held talks with Real Madrid president Florentino Perez regarding his future while on-loan with Arsenal.The Spanish youngster joined the Gunners on a season-long loan this summer and has enjoyed an impressive start to life in north London.El Desmarque says Ceballos met with Perez this week to discuss his future and remains “hopeful” that a deal can be agreed to allow him to join Arsenal on a permanent basis. Ceballos is said to be prioritising a permanent move to Arsenal and has asked Perez to meet with the Gunners in January to discuss a deal.However, he is concerned that Perez may scupper the deal and insist on keeping the highly-rated playmaker. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Here at College Spun, believe it or not, we pass on a number of potential posts every day. Sometimes they’re too edgy. Sometimes they’re too confusing to figure out. Sometimes we just flat out run out of time. Here’s everything we passed on today, for one reason or another.1. AJ McCarron’s wife, Katherine Webb, is pissed at people on social media calling her too thin in the below photo. This isn’t really our territory any longer, but it’s interesting.2. The Harvey Updyke Twitter account, which we can’t independently verify the authenticity of, tweeted that Auburn had banned it. It’s about time.What a bunch of babies pic.twitter.com/3gqIrDeQf2— Harvey Updyke (@Harveyrolltide) February 11, 20153. A lesbian couple in Alabama got married – wearing Crimson Tide gear. We were a bit late to the party finding out the news.Melissa and Kimberly Martin got married Monday morning in Montgomery (If you couldn’t tell they’re big Alabama fans) pic.twitter.com/2H9ZCUcyFA— Kim Chandler (@StatehouseKim) February 9, 20154. FSU running back Karlos Williams has been tweeting some weird, cryptic stuff about a relationship he’s in. Back in October, he was under investigation for domestic violence. We’ll hold off on speculating what’s going on.Now I’m lying to my children and putting make believe shit in their heads. Ok. I’m bad father now.— Karlos Williams Sr. (@Karlos_Sr) February 10, 2015Don’t have the time for someone else’s Bs when I have my own going on. Ppl so call care about you and your family but they only cause drama.— Karlos Williams Sr. (@Karlos_Sr) February 11, 2015#stressed— Karlos Williams Sr. (@Karlos_Sr) February 11, 2015I wouldn’t shed a tear. For you I have nun to spare.— Karlos Williams Sr. (@Karlos_Sr) February 11, 2015I guess all good things come to an end. Should have seen this coming. Oh well process and move on. #Live&Learn— Karlos Williams Sr. (@Karlos_Sr) February 11, 2015Victim????? Bih please.— Karlos Williams Sr. (@Karlos_Sr) February 11, 20155. Ole Miss wideout Laquon Treadwell made a lame joke about Tupac. 6. Fox Sports’ Erin Andrews went after a Twitter troll after he criticized her for promoting TruBiotics.7. Ohio State’s Brutus the Buckeye is lucky he didn’t break his face in the below video.In case u missed it-Brutus came 2 Cams 5th BDay Party-What He Did was EPIC! #UrMascotCantDoThis #AirBrutus @Court0385 pic.twitter.com/Mz1zVGSev8— Zach S❌ith #Zone6 (@CoachZachSmith) February 10, 20158. Katherine Webb’s sister, Laurie Webb, lightly joked with a friend about Cam Newton’s laptop-stealing days at Florida.9. Maryland is “turning back the clock” against Indiana tonight – to 2002. We understand that the two schools played for the 2002 national title, but that seems a little ridiculous.We pulled some of our favorite 2002 throwback gear. Can’t wait to see yours! Men’s basketball vs. Indiana 9pm tonight pic.twitter.com/MVX1ELspfA— UMD Archives (@UMDArchives) February 11, 201510. Porn star Mia Khalifa, on top of being a Florida State football fan, is apparently a Duke basketball fan. Giddy up.“@CaMeRoNdO: Dukes working your squad @miakhalifa” Duke IS my bball squad— Mia Khalifa (@miakhalifa) February 10, 2015 Also Check Out: Wednesday’s Cheat Sheet
Twitter/@IllinoisLoyaltyThe long and winding college basketball career of Illinois forward Darius Paul is in serious jeopardy. After returning to the Illini following a season-long suspension for two failed drug tests, reports came out this morning that Paul had been sent home from the team’s European tour. As it turns out, Paul was arrested during a stop in France.BREAKING: Darius Paul was arrested in Deauville, France early Friday morning; charged with vandalism, public intoxication, resisting arrest— Bret Beherns (@WCIA3Bret) August 15, 2015In the release about Paul being sent home, head coach John Groce said that the forward’s status would be reevaluated when the team returned to Champaign.Darius Paul screwed up his 2nd chance. Sent home from #Illini basketball European trip after getting in trouble again pic.twitter.com/tjPpUue3WP— Ryan Baker (@RyanBakerMedia) August 15, 2015Paul has not played Division I basketball since 2012-13, when he averaged 10.4 points per game for Western Michigan. While nothing has been decided, it is difficult to imagine Paul playing for the Illini this season following this arrest.
COLUMBIA, SC – NOVEMBER 25: The South Carolina Gamecocks run onto the field before their game against the Clemson Tigers at Williams-Brice Stadium on November 25, 2017 in Columbia, South Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)South Carolina junior wide receiver Pharoh Cooper didn’t play his best in the first half of the Gamecocks’ contest against UCF this past Saturday, muffing a punt and dropping a surefire touchdown pass. But in the second session, Cooper turned it on, running for a 29-yard score to give the Gamecocks the lead. He also hauled in a 35-yard touchdown to put South Carolina up two scores just before the fourth quarter started.After the game, Cooper took to Twitter to address the criticism he received for his early play. Apparently, fans were tweeting some negativity at him during the first half.LOL to all these negative tweets about me .. Ima always come through for my team baby ! Believe dat !— Pharoh Cooper (@KingTutt_chdown) September 26, 2015 I’m just human ..we all make mistakes ..— Pharoh Cooper (@KingTutt_chdown) September 26, 2015 Nonetheless..great team win today !! Let’s get ready for next week ! #GamecockNation— Pharoh Cooper (@KingTutt_chdown) September 26, 2015 But it’s okay.. I expect Yall to be mad .. Cause that’s not what’s expected of me ..! Forever gonna fight for my team ! I promise !— Pharoh Cooper (@KingTutt_chdown) September 26, 2015 While Cooper certainly handled it well, it’s never acceptable for fans to criticize players for their play on the field. Unfortunately, it’s a trend that doesn’t seem to be slowing down.
YouTube/Jim HarbaughThe war of words between Michigan’s Jim Harbaugh and the SEC continues. After Jim Harbaugh blatantly subtweeted about the SEC “whining” over his upcoming spring football team trip to IMG Academy, the conference’s commissioner Greg Sankey has responded. From AL.com:“I’m not going to reduce what is an important conversation to some childhood use of Twitter,” he said. “This is an important issue.”It doesn’t sound like the SEC will be able to block Harbaugh from doing what he wants this spring, so he’ll win this round. Even if the conference successfully changes spring football rules, Harbaugh’s not going to stop pushing the boundaries, no matter what schools and leagues it annoys.[AL.com]
Harry Maguire would be a good signing for Manchester United if they can lure him from Leicester City, says Wayne Rooney.Maguire is reportedly a target for United, as well as Premier League rivals Manchester City, but the Foxes are said to value the England international at £80 million ($97.3m), which would be a world-record fee for a defender.Brendan Rodgers has confirmed Leicester have already turned down two offers for the England international, who missed training on Monday, although James Maddison joked on social media his team-mate’s absence was due to an upset stomach. 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? United’s need for defensive reinforcements was exacerbated on Tuesday when it was confirmed by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer that Eric Bailly could be out for five months after undergoing surgery on a knee injury.Reports in Spain have suggested United are interested in Barcelona and France defender Samuel Umtiti, but the club’s all-time leading goalscorer Rooney has backed Maguire to be a success at Old Trafford.”I think Harry’s a good player and over the last few years he’s improved as a player,” Rooney said to ESPN FC.”He’s gotten better, and he’s been a main player for Leicester City, but also for England. I think he’d be a good signing if they can get him.” While Maguire may arrive at Old Trafford ahead of the transfer deadline on August 8, Paul Pogba continues to be linked with a move away.Pogba’s agent Mino Raiola confirmed this month he is working on a deal for the midfielder, who has been touted as a target for Real Madrid and former club Juventus.”It’s obviously down to the club, to the board, to the manager, but I think also to the player,” Rooney added when asked about the World Cup winner.”If the player wants to stay, he’ll stay and prove what a good player he is.”Behind the scenes, I’m sure they’re working on whether to keep him or whether to let him go.”
ARLINGTON, TX – DECEMBER 29: The Ohio State Buckeyes run to the field before play against the USC Trojans during the Goodyear Cotton Bowl at AT&T Stadium on December 29, 2017 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)Week 3 of the college football season is already underway thanks to Hurricane Florence causing some scheduling chaos. This Saturday, there are several big games on the docket.Ohio State-TCU and Auburn-LSU are arguably the two most intriguing games. They could have College Football Playoff implications down the line.ESPN’s panel of experts made picks for those two games, as well as Boise State-Oklahoma State and Washington-Utah. They released those predictions today.The breakdown for the four games is below.All 17 panelists took Auburn over LSU.Fourteen of 17 experts chose Ohio State over TCU.Sixteen of 17 like Washington over Utah.Boise State-Oklahoma State is the most “even” game. Ten panelists picked the Broncos, while seven took the Cowboys.Here’s a look at a few of the score predictions for the weekend.You can check out all of ESPN’s picks here.Auburn and LSU will kick off at 3:30 p.m. ET Saturday on CBS, while Boise State-Oklahoma State will be at 3:30 p.m. ET on ESPN. The other two games are at night.Ohio State-TCU will be on at 8 p.m. ET on ABC, while Washington-Utah gets going at 10 p.m. ET on ESPN.
GLENDALE, AZ – JANUARY 01: Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes on the sidelines during the BattleFrog Fiesta Bowl against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at University of Phoenix Stadium on January 1, 2016 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)On Saturday afternoon, Ohio State traveled to Maryland to take on the Terrapins. It wasn’t supposed to be a difficult contest, but this season has been anything but ordinary for the Buckeyes.Ohio State looked rattled early in the contest and gave up touchdowns runs of 81 and 75 yards in the first quarter of play. The team settled down a bit after that, but the Buckeyes enter halftime trailing 24-17.It’s been a rough season for the Buckeyes and it’s not getting any better today.As his team ran into the locker room, Urban Meyer stopped for a quick interview. Unsurprisingly, Meyer was upset with his team’s first half performance.His message was simple.Urban Meyer – “Just awful.”Yep.— Brett Payne (@BrettPayne23) November 17, 2018Ohio State needs a comeback win if the Buckeyes want to remain in the Big Ten title hunt. A loss today would give Michigan a spot in the Big Ten title game against Northwestern.Can the Buckeyes turn it around?
(Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)A former ACC head football coach has reportedly landed a new head coaching gig.Mike London, who led Virginia’s football program from 2010-15, will reportedly be the next head coach at William & Mary.Football Scoop is reporting that London has landed the job:Multiple sources with direct knowledge tell FootballScoop Mike London has the job and will be announced later today. Mike London is the new head football coach at William & Mary.Legendary William & Mary head coach Jimmye Laycock is retiring after the season.London, 58, was previously an assistant coach at Maryland and the head coach at Howard.An official announcement on the hiring could be coming today.Stay tuned.