Claremore Sequoyah running back Miguel Fulgencio is planning to play college football in the Mountain West Conference. “I’d like to take this moment and announce my commitment to the University of Wyoming,” he wrote on his Twitter account. Also a baseball standout, Fulgencio was a four-year standout runner for the Eagles. In September, he was rushed for 440 yards, had a 50-yard reception and scored six touchdowns in a 69-21 win over Verdigris and was the Tulsa World’s staff choice for player of the week. “I’m so proud of this young man!” Sequoayah coach Matt Hagebusch tweeted. “Infectious smile, incredible teammate & always the hardest worker in the room! Congrats ‘Franchise,’ you deserve it.” … [Read more...] about High school football: Sequoyah’s Miguel Fulgencio headed to Wyoming
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Alabama A&M has hired Connell Maynor as football coach. Maynor spent the past four seasons as Hampton's head coach, leading the Pirates to a 20-25 record. Before that, he led Winston-Salem State University to a 45-6 record and three straight Division II playoff appearances. The Rams won HBCU national championships in 2011 and 2012. They made it to the national semifinals in 2011 and were runners-up the next season. A former Arena Football League offensive coordinator, he spent 10 seasons at Fayetteville State. Alabama A&M announced on Nov. 19 that former coach James Spady wouldn't return next season. ——— More AP college football: http://collegefootball.ap.org and https://twitter.com/AP—Top25 … [Read more...] about Alabama A&M hires Connell Maynor as its head football coach
0 View Gallery View Comments College football teams place a wide assortment of running backs, tackles, linebackers, defensive backs and receivers on the field. Plenty of playing time beckons for a hungry, talented prospect. College football teams place one quarterback on the field, and his backups spend Saturdays watching from the sideline. Some of those backups spend their entire careers watching. This is the reality that awaits Ty Evans, the Palmer Ridge junior quarterback who announced Monday he plans to play for Mike MacIntyre and the Colorado Buffaloes. Evans will arrive in Boulder in the fall of 2019 to compete with a collection of other high school quarterback stars. All will boast astronomical prep statistics. All will be hometown heroes. All will expect to win the starting job. And only one will walk on the field for the opener as the happy starter. Related: Ty Evans talks about picking Colorado Evans, a three-star recruit, has been sensational over the past … [Read more...] about David Ramsey: For Palmer Ridge’s Ty Evans, a brutal college football reality awaits
LEXINGTON, Ky. – It’s time to open the Twitter mailbag to answer questions about the Kentucky football program’s offseason.What will happen with the Mark Stoops’ staff? What’s the outlook for the 2018 defense after Mike Edwards’ and Josh Allen’s returns? Who wins the quarterback competition?See below for our answers to those questions and more. @ScoutingU: UK staying in house for their WR coach? @BigBlueView56: Since WR play is not a priority in this offense compared to the running game will that limit the type of coach that Stoops can entice to take the job?With Lamar Thomas out as Kentucky’s wide receivers coach, speculation about his replacement has centered on former Iowa State receivers coach Tommy Maingino and former Cincinnati wide receivers coach Blake Rolan, both of whom served in staff support roles for UK last season. I would expect both men to be candidates for the full-time job, but it’s likely UK brings in … [Read more...] about Twitter mailbag | Kentucky football staff candidates, QB competition, 2018 wins and more
New Arizona Wildcats coach Kevin Sumlin arrived in Tucson on Monday night.UA president Robert C. Robbins and athletic director Dave Heeke greeted Sumlin at Tucson International Airport, meeting him as he exited a private jet at the executive terminal.Sumlin officially will be introduced to the media and the city at a news conference at 10 a.m. Tuesday morning. He was hired Sunday, replacing Rich Rodriguez.Sumlin was fired from Texas A&M after six seasons in which he compiled a 51-26 record.Sumlin released a statement Monday that he is “humbled and honored to join the Arizona family.”“With a strong foundation already in place, we will work quickly to assemble an elite coaching staff and immediately begin the work of establishing our culture, recruiting future Wildcats, and connecting with Wildcats past and present,” he said.“We will win championships. We will graduate our players and they will contribute to the … [Read more...] about Kevin Sumlin to be introduced as Arizona Wildcats football coach
As a large program nestled within the Classic 8 — almost certainly the state's best top-to-bottom football conference — Mukwonago certainly figured to get interest from some big name coaches for its football head coach vacancy.That proved to be the case.Mike Gnewuch, a former Arrowhead football assistant who turned the Fond du Lac program around, has been brought on board to lead the Indians. Clay Iverson resigned from the post earlier in the offseason after six seasons leading Mukwonago. RELATED: Former Arrowhead assistant Mike Gnewuch has constructed a football powerhouse at Fond du Lac RELATED: Mukwonago head football coach Clay Iverson resigns after six seasons RELATED: Outgoing Mukwonago football coach Iverson: 'I just flat out wanted a break' Gnewuch was a defensive coordinator and special teams coach at Arrowhead under Tom Taraska, helping fashion one of the state's most powerful squads. Gnewuch was a finalist in … [Read more...] about Mukwonago hires former Fond du Lac head coach (and Arrowhead assistant) Gnewuch to lead football program
The NFL's package of Thursday night games isn't going away. Instead, it might be turning up on a broadcast network that got out of football after dominating the game in prime-time for 35 years. Disney, which owns ABC and ESPN, is considering whether to bid on the package that has been divvied up between CBS and NBC the past two seasons, Sports Business Daily reported. It would place the games on ABC, bringing prime-time NFL back to the network for the first time since 2005, when "Monday Night Football" moved to ESPN. Nearly two years ago, NBC and CBS reached agreement on a two-year, $900-million deal for Thursday night games. That is now expiring along with Amazon's $50 million package to stream games for the 2017 season. (Jeffrey Bezos, the owner of Amazon, also owns The Washington Post.) Presently, ABC is the only one of the four major broadcast networks without a prime-time NFL game. Its Thursday night offering would feature ESPN talent and branding, but would mark the return to the … [Read more...] about ‘Thursday Night Football’ reportedly could be on the move to ABC
The Arizona Wildcats' search to replace Rich Rodriguez as head football coach ended when the school announced it had hired former Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin to the position on Sunday night. Was it a good hire for the Wildcats?We asked for your take on the hire on our azcentral sports social media channels and you responded. MEDIA AND PLAYER REACTION: Kevin Sumlin a home-run hire for Arizona?Thomas Thorpe (on Facebook): "Wildcats got a great coach, turned Houston into a top 25 program during his time there and had a winning record in the toughest division in college football, the SEC West. Texas A&M went 51-26 during his tenure...look at the tenure of their past coaches and you'll see their expectations are insane, especially when competing now in the SEC, not the Big12. Yes, he had issues with some of his high profile recruits, but this is the same guy who managed to control Johnny Manziel well enough to win a Heisman...and we all know what happened when he had … [Read more...] about Your take: Kevin Sumlin a great hire as Arizona Wildcats football head coach?
Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) made a big splash last spring when it decided to pony up $50 million for the global streaming rights to 10 Thursday Night Football games, and one game on Christmas day. Twitter (NYSE: TWTR) only paid $10 million for a similar package the previous season. Amazon released some numbers around its viewership, and despite limiting viewership to Prime subscribers, it beat Twitter's numbers from last year. Twitter said it had 31.6 million total viewers and averaged 250,000 viewers during any given minute during its 2016 schedule. While Amazon attracted fewer total viewers, just 18.4 million, those viewers were much more engaged. Amazon averaged 310,000 viewers during any given minute of its streams. Amazon's ability to increase average viewership in a season where the NFL notably suffered a ratings decline is rather impressive. In order to determine whether Amazon got its money's worth, however, it's important to examine what Amazon's goals were with its Thursday … [Read more...] about Was Amazon’s $50 Million Football Bet Worth It?
For those who watched him play football at the University of Virginia’s College at Wise, the fact that Hakeem Abdul-Saboor is now an Olympian isn’t really a surprise. The guy was skilled at everything he did. “He was the best athlete on campus at Wise and still is one of the best athletes I've seen in person,” said former UVa-Wise quarterback Brad Robbins. “If he didn't deal with injuries I think he would have had a legit shot to play in the NFL.” The National Football League never became a reality for Abdul-Saboor, but his athletic journey has taken him to the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Abdul-Saboor was named to the United States men’s Olympic bobsled team Monday morning and will compete in both the two-man and four-man races. Opening ceremonies are scheduled for Feb. 9 and bobsledding competition begins Feb. 18. Abdul-Saboor will team with Nick Cunningham, Christopher Kinney and Sam Michener in the four-man event. He … [Read more...] about Former UVa-Wise football star to compete in bobsled at 2018 Winter Olympics