Mike Lamberti Correspondent Published 10:30 AM EST Jan 31, 2019 Jaaron Hayek certainly had options when it came to playing college football. In the end, the Wayne Hills senior made his decision. "I'll be attending Villanova University," said Hayek, a wide receiver, defensive back and team captain for the Patriots, as well as the team's quarterback in 2017. "I'm very excited about the next step." Jaaron, the youngest son of Tara and Victor Hayek, had offers from nearly 30 colleges, according to Wayne Hills coach Wayne Demikoff. "If you think about it, Jaaron was being looked at by the Big 10, the Ivy League, the Mid-American Conference, the CAA and the Patriot League," said Demikoff. "I think he made an excellent choice in Villanova. It's a tremendous school, both academically and athletically. It's a tremendous level of football, and he's got the talent to play at that level." The Villanova Wildcats football program represents Villanova in the NCAA Football … [Read more...] about Wayne Hills’ Jaaron Hayek chooses Villanova for football
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The credit for Alabama’s high-octane offense doesn’t go to Tua Tagovailoa or Nick Saban.Of course, the left-handed quarterback and his head coach are big reasons for the huge numbers the No. 1 Crimson Tide is putting up this season.No, according to SEC on CBS analyst Gary Danielson, the real credit goes to Gus Malzahn and the Auburn Tigers, who Saban’s team faces Saturday at 2:30 p.m. in the annual Iron Bowl.Danielson, who joined me and Lee Shirvanian on “The Opening Kickoff” on WNSP-FM 105.5 earlier this week, pointed to the 2013 Iron Bowl as the key to all the offensive magic happening today in Tuscaloosa.Most remember the 2013 version of the rivalry game for Auburn’s Chris Davis' touchdown return of a missed 57-yard field goal by Alabama to lead the Tigers to an improbable 34-28 win over Alabama.But, Danielson said, it was another play that changed the dynamic of Alabama football.“A lot of people talk about the Kick 6 game,” he … [Read more...] about Credit one Auburn play in Kick 6 game for Alabama’s offense today, Gary Danielson says
"Let’s face it, football Sunday is sort of an event in the United States.” - Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin - (MARINECORP NEW YORK/FLICKER) New Jersey’s sports betting market is certain to meet its “first real surge” during this first weekend of NFL’s 2018 regular season, which kicked off Thursday night, according to Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin. Coughlin, D-19th District, who laid out his projection Friday on the monthly WCTC “Speak to the Speaker” radio segment, also suggested the beginning of the college football season last week will mean be even higher returns for the sports wagering market in New Jersey. “College football was in full swing, they started last week [and] the NFL kicked off last night,” Coughlin said. “There will be a surge and this will be the first weekend where we’ll understand where the sports gambling is.” Coughlin added: “Football is of course the most highly bet-upon … [Read more...] about Assembly Speaker: Expect sports betting bonanza for football season
UNLV Rebels head coach Tony Sanchez watches his players line up during UNLV football's photo day at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas on Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018. Chase Stevens Las Vegas Review-Journal @csstevensphoto Las Vegas handicapper Bruce Marshall is editor of The Gold Sheet (Goldsheet.com). He provides the Review-Journal with college football tech notes and trends. UNLV at Southern California (-27): The Rebels have covered similar Power Five road games each of the past three years at Ohio State, Michigan and UCLA. Coach Tony Sanchez is 11-4 against the spread as a road underdog since arriving at UNLV in 2015. The Trojans are on a 4-11 spread skid and went 2-5 as home chalk last season and 1-6 ATS as double-digit favorites. Edge: UNLV. Florida Atlantic at Oklahoma (-21): The Owls went 10-2-1 ATS last season. The Sooners went 9-5 ATS last season, going 5-1 as home favorites and 5-3 as double-digit chalk. Edge: Slight to FAU. Akron at Nebraska (-27): The debut of Scott Frost as … [Read more...] about College football betting trends for Week 1
Joe Rexrode Nashville Tennessean Published 4:22 p.m. UTC Aug 3, 2018 Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Vrabel said something interesting in a press scrum last week that made me think of the disconnect between the Vanderbilt administration and Vanderbilt athletics. “Winners get together in big groups and find ways to win and get things done,” Vrabel said, giving Bill Parcells credit for the quote. “Losers sit around and bitch.” Sometimes it’s more complicated. In this case, it’s a group of people getting together to complain, because they see it as their only way to get something done. And years of sitting around — some would say negligence — is dooming Vandy football to more losing. Losing games, losing seasons, losing fans, losing opportunities to earn new fans that should be capitalized on with vigor in this booming city. Several sources with intimate knowledge of the situation told Tennessean reporter Adam Sparks that university … [Read more...] about Vanderbilt can’t raise money for football? That’s ridiculous.