a month agoFowler says Man Utd have long lost fear factor

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Fowler says Man Utd have long lost fear factorby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool legend Robbie Fowler says Manchester United have long lost their fear factor.Arsenal are the visitors to Old Trafford on Monday night.And Fowler wrote for the Mirror: “The fear factor has been leaking away from Old ­Trafford for several years now – but now it has ­vanished entirely.”That is a huge problem for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, even if he may not be the root cause of what it approaching a crisis for Manchester United.”You saw the way Rochdale – yes, Rochdale – had no ­concerns about going there and had no concerns about going a goal behind.”They didn’t fear a thrashing, they were just ­wondering how they’d get back into the game.”All the mistakes made at United since Sir Alex ­Ferguson retired have well and truly come home to roost.” last_img read more

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Syracuse Basketball: Syracuse Commits And Their Parents Approve Of Putting Duke Gear In The Trash

first_imgJim Boeheim applauds his team.SYRACUSE, NY – FEBRUARY 22: Head coach Jim Boeheim of the Syracuse Orange applauds his team’s efforts during the game against the Duke Blue Devils on February 22, 2017 at The Carrier Dome in Syracuse, New York. Syracuse upsets Duke 78-75. (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)Since joining the ACC, Syracuse and Duke have sparked a pretty intense rivalry. The two games in 2014 were classics, with each side taking their home game, and the undermanned 2015 Syracuse team played Duke hard at the Carrier Dome before losing definitively in Durham a few weeks later. While ‘Cuse vs. Duke is not Duke-UNC, the rivalry is budding, as evidenced by this tweet exchange between the father of 2015 Syracuse signee Tyler Lydon and 2016 Syracuse commit Matthew Moyer.Perfect spot for duke gear pic.twitter.com/KlGT8ok384— Tim Lydon (@tlydon618_tim) June 10, 2015Absolutely perfect. https://t.co/b9TsegctC1— Matthew Moyer (@matthewmoyer13) June 10, 2015We assume most Syracuse fans would agree. Duke and Syracuse will only face off once this season, at Cameron Indoor Stadium.last_img read more

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Photos: Jim Harbaugh Hung Out With Legendary NASCAR Driver Jeff Gordon Today

first_imgHead coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines blows whistle before start of the game.EAST LANSING, MI – OCTOBER 29: Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines looks on during warm ups prior to playing the Michigan State Spartans at Spartan Stadium on October 29, 2016 in East Lansing, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)Jim Harbaugh has gotten to hang out with a lot of interesting people since he’s become the head coach of Michigan. Today, it was legendary NASCAR driver Jeff Gordon who paid the khaki-loving leader of the Maize and Blue a visit. Harbaugh even presented Gordon with a customized No. 24 Michigan jersey. Twenty-four was the number of Gordon’s car during his driving career. Great to have @JeffGordonWeb meet with @CoachJim4UM today!#GoBlue pic.twitter.com/COEGEwFv85— Michigan Athletics (@UMichAthletics) March 30, 2016Harbaugh sure is a popular guy, except for maybe in Ohio.last_img read more

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Video: This Epic Fan-Made Miami Hype Video Will Get You Fired Up For 2016

first_imgMiami player levels a Florida State player.MIami is looking to kick off the Mark Richt era with a bang in 2016, hoping to ride veteran quarterback Brad Kaaya to the ACC title game – and beyond. So to make sure Hurricanes fans are ready to bring the ruckus this season, YouTuber Michael Laureano put together this awesome 2016 Miami hype video. Mr. All of it posted the video to Twitter.Miami is scheduled to kick off the season September 3 at home against FAMU at 6 p.m. ET.last_img

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‘West Ham the best place for me’ – Man City target Rice

first_imgWest Ham’s Declan Rice has claimed he had no intentions of leaving the club, despite admitting he was surprised at how long it took for them to offer him a new long-term contract.Rice penned a five-and-a-half year deal at the end of December , putting to an end speculation linking him with both Manchester clubs.The teenager made 31 first-team appearances last season, but for many, this has been Rice’s breakthrough year. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar 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? After a difficult start to the campaign, which saw him play just 45 minutes in the Hammers’ first four Premier League matches, Rice has grown in stature, and has not missed a single minute of league football since September’s 3-1 win against Everton.“When I was taken off at half-time at Liverpool in the opening game, you question yourself,” Rice told the Evening Standard .“You wonder if you are good enough to play at the top level, capable of being around the first team.“I knew I had to get better to get back in, so I trained hard. I played against AFC Wimbledon in the Carabao Cup, did well and stayed in for the game at Everton which we won and was a turning point, both for me and the team.”However, despite his impressive performances, a contract for the West Ham youth graduate did not appear, something Rice claimed never phased him.“I’ve always been good at handling stuff mentally,” he said.Declan Rice West Ham 2018-19“I knew the new contract would happen. It was a long wait but I was aware that, if I started thinking about it too much, it would distract me. We were playing vital games and you just can’t let stuff like that distract you.“I knew by playing in all the games and doing well that something had to give and the contract would come — and I was delighted to sign it.”I saw other clubs mentioned but it would have been disrespectful of me to have considered leaving West Ham and my team-mates. My intentions were always to stay here and I feel this is the best place for me.”While Rice’s club career appears settled, his international future is anything but. The 19-year-old represented the Republic of Ireland at youth level and played three friendlies for the Boys in Green last summer.Yet, Rice also qualifies for England and he failed to turn out for Ireland in the recent Nations League games, which otherwise would have meant he was ineligible to represent the Three Lions.For now, however, Rice insists that any decision on his international leanings will be postponed for the near future.“With regard to my international future, myself, my dad and my brother [Connor] have talked with Ireland coach Mick McCarthy and I’ve also spoken to Gareth Southgate,” he said.“They’ve both said that whenever I’m ready, it’s up to me to make a decision. There was so much going on earlier in the season but now most of that has been sorted, so I will make a decision soon.“As for now, I want to play at the top level throughout my career. I want to win trophies, even the Champions League. You have to be ambitious. If not, what’s the point?”last_img read more

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Top Big 10 Recruit Has Flipped His Commitment

first_imgWisconsin's stadium with snow on the field.MADISON, WI – NOVEMBER 15: Snow falls on the endzone during play between the Nebraska Cornhuskers and the Wisconsin Badgers at Camp Randall Stadium on November 15, 2014 in Madison, Wisconsin. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)One of the top recruits in the Big Ten for the 2019 class has flipped his commitment. It’s a big loss.Marcus Graham, an athlete out of North Carolina, had been committed to Wisconsin, but he’s decided to flip his commitment.The high school quarterback, who will be playing wide receiver in college, is heading to the Pac-12.Graham announced his decision on Twitter.“First I want to start this off by thanking everyone at Wisconsin,” Graham said on his Twitter. “From the coaches in Coach Chryst, Coach Gilmore and Coach Settle to all the people that I met and encountered while I visited Wisconsin, I’m truly grateful for your belief in me as a person and as a student-athlete. Over these past couple months I have been faced with many forms of adversity. These tests have made me more enlightened on where the bigger picture truly stands for me which led me to announce that I am decommitting from the University of Wisconsin.With that being said I would like to thank Coach Shaw along with Coach Kennedy with allowing me this opportunity to officially commit to Stanford University! I’m truly grateful for the great parents and coaches that I have to help support me throughout this process. I also want to thank everyone from Mountain Island Charter from teachers to administration. Thank you for everything you’ve done!”Graham was a four-year varsity athlete in high school, racking up nearly 6,000 yards of offense.He is Stanford’s 14th commitment in the 2019 class.last_img read more

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Looking Ahead At Iowa’s Schedule For Next Season

first_imgAkrum Wadley celebrates a touchdown with his teammates.IOWA CITY, IOWA- SEPTEMBER 3: Running back Akrum Wadley #25 of the Iowa Hawkeyes celebrates with wide receiver Jerminic Smith #9 and offensive lineman Sean Welsh #79 after scoring a touchdown during the second quarter against the Miami (OH) RedHawks on September 3, 2016 at Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City, Iowa. (Photo by Matthew Holst/Getty Images)There are just two more weeks of the college football season. Iowa football travels to Illinois on Saturday before the now-traditional game vs. Nebraska on the day after Thanksgiving.At 6-4, the Hawkeyes are also bowl-bound, though these last two games will determine how high up the bowl latter the team will climb.Iowa has had a very nice stretch in recent years, and has a chance to continue it in 2019.Here’s what Iowa football’s 2019 schedule looks like.Iowa has two Group of Five opponents, the annual rivalry game with Iowa State, and Big Ten crossover battles with Rutgers, Michigan, and Penn State.Aug. 31 – vs. Miami (Ohio) Sept. 7 – vs. Rutgers Sept. 14 – at Iowa State Sept. 21 – Bye Sept. 28 – vs. Middle Tennessee Oct. 5 – at Michigan Oct. 12 – vs. Penn State Oct. 19 – vs. Purdue Oct. 26 – at Northwestern Nov. 2 – Bye Nov. 9 -at Wisconsin Nov. 16 – vs. Minnesota Nov. 23 – vs. Illinois Nov. 29 – at NebraskaThe Big Ten West looks to be on the rise a bit, especially as Nebraska continues to improve. This could be a pretty challenging slate, especially with two games against powers from the East division.last_img read more

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College Football Head Coach Booed By His Home Fans Tonight

first_imgA general view of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.LOS ANGELES, CA – OCTOBER 24: Clouds over the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum turn pink in color as the sun sets during the Oregon State Beavers and USC Trojans college football game at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on October 24, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)USC has gotten off to a good start against No. 3 Notre Dame tonight, as the Trojans have taken an early 7-0 lead against the Fighting Irish.The USC fan base appears to be done with head coach Clay Helton, though.Helton, who’s believed by many to be on the hot seat, was shown on the video board at USC’s home stadium this evening.He got booed.Clay Helton just came on the JumboTron for a PSA during a timeout thanking their fans. The fans booed.— Stewart Mandel (@slmandel) November 25, 2018Clay Helton was showed during a video board message thanking fans and was booed.— Joey Kaufman (@joeyrkaufman) November 25, 2018This isn’t the first time Helton has been booed by his own fans.It happened a couple of weeks ago, too.USC fans booed Clay Helton as he walked up the tunnel.— Keely Eure (@keelyismyname) November 11, 2018If USC does end up firing Helton, the Trojans are rumored to be interested in Penn State head coach James Franklin.Stay tuned.last_img read more

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James Franklin Helped Lifelong Penn State Fan’s Engagement

first_imgA closeup of James Franklin.STATE COLLEGE, PA – NOVEMBER 10: Head coach James Franklin of the Penn State Nittany Lions looks on after the game against the Wisconsin Badgers at Beaver Stadium on November 10, 2018 in State College, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images)A major part of James Franklin’s job entails pulling in recruits for the Penn State football program, but last weekend, he helped a lifelong Nittany Lions fan secure a marriage proposal.Penn State hosted its annual 7-on-7 passing camp on Saturday. Among the teams participating was Calvert Hall out of Baltimore, which has produced a number of PSU players over the years.One of the Calvert Hall assistants, Frank Curreri, had a plan. Previously, he had approached the program’s head coach Donald Davis about potentially enlisting Franklin to help him propose to his girlfriend Stephanie Henry.Henry is a Penn State graduate and a lifelong fan. Her late father also graduated from PSU, and she bleeds blue and white. The big moment came when Franklin came over to introduce himself and then handed Curreri something he said Henry “dropped on one of the fields.” It was an engagement ring.Video of the proposal can be seen below.The man of my dreams pulled off the most amazing proposal with the help of so many. Thanks to the coaches & players of @CHC_Football. Extra thanks to @PennStateFball and the greatest coach in college ball @coachjfranklin for giving us a day we will never forget! #WeAre #HallIn pic.twitter.com/rRU1r21ZFp— Stephanie 🦁💙🏈💍 (@Stephy_Henry) June 18, 2019My heart is bursting with love, excitement, and joy!!!! pic.twitter.com/fK4jjWnHjh— Stephanie 🦁💙🏈💍 (@Stephy_Henry) June 18, 2019Pretty cool of Franklin to take time out of what was a busy day to make a lasting memory for Curreri and Henry.Henry’s Twitter bio reads “I’m a simple woman. I like handsome dark-haired men and Penn State football.” She has to be over the moon with what happened.[ PennLive ]last_img read more

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ESPN Reveals Broadcasting Teams For Every Week 1 Game

first_img Football is back in session 🏈ESPN announces game assignments for five-day, 50+ game kickoff week 🗓Schedule: https://t.co/HX6l9llC7G pic.twitter.com/Rl3UbGt585— ESPN PR (@ESPNPR) August 21, 2019Here’s the full breakdown:DateTime (ET)MatchupNetworkThu, Aug. 297 p.m. UCLA at Cincinnati Adam Amin, Matt Hasselbeck, Pat McAfee, Molly McGrathESPN Robert Morris at BuffaloESPN+ Morgan State at Bowling GreenESPN3 Albany at Central MichiganESPN3 Wagner at UConnESPN3 7:30 p.m.Gardner-Webb at CharlotteESPN+ Central Arkansas at Western KentuckyESPN+ 8 p.m. Georgia Tech at No. 1 Clemson Dave O’Brien, Tim Hasselbeck, Katie GeorgeACC Network Alabama State at UABESPN+ Florida International at TulaneESPN3 8:30 p.m. Texas State at. No. 12 Texas A&M Tom Hart, Jordan Rodgers, Cole CubelicSEC Network 10:15 p.m. No. 14 Utah at BYU Anish Shroff, Ahmad Brooks, Kris BuddenESPNFri, Aug. 307 p.m. No. 19 Wisconsin at South Florida Dave Flemming, Louis Riddick, Paul CarcaterraESPN 8 p.m. Utah State at Wake Forest Kevin Brown, Andre Ware, Dr. Jerry PunchACC Network 10 p.m. Colorado State vs. Colorado from Denver Roy Philpott, Kelly Stouffer Lauren SislerESPNSat, Aug. 31Noon Ole Miss at Memphis Mark Jones, Dusty Dvoracek, Olivia DekkerABC  South Alabama at Nebraska Beth Mowins, Anthony Becht, Rocky BoimanESPN  Mississippi State vs. Louisiana from New Orleans Mike Corey, Rene IngogliaESPNU  East Carolina at NC State Wes Durham, Roddy Jones, Eric WoodACC Network  Toledo at Kentucky Taylor Zarzour, Matt Stinchcomb, Alyssa LangSEC Network 2 p.m.Rhode Island at OhioESPN+ 3 p.m.Bucknell at TempleESPN3 3:30 p.m. 2019 Chick-fil-A Kickoff: Duke vs. No. 2 Alabama from Atlanta Steve Levy, Brain Griese, Todd McShay, Molly McGrathABC  2019 Belk Kickoff: South Carolina vs. North Carolina from Charlotte Bob Wischusen, Dan Orlovsky, Allison WilliamsESPN  Georgia State at Tennessee Clay Matvick, Ryan Leaf, Stormy BuonantonyESPNU Colgate at Air ForceESPN3 East Tennessee State at Appalachian StateESPN+ Eastern Michigan at Coastal CarolinaESPN+ 4 p.m. Virginia Tech at Boston College Chris Cotter, Mark Herzlich, Kelsey RiggsACC Network  Portland State at Arkansas Dave Neal, DJ Shockley, Dawn DavenportSEC Network 6 p.m.Syracuse at LibertyESPN+ Campbell at TroyESPN+ Incarnate Word at UTSAESPN3 7 p.m. Boise State vs. Florida State from Jacksonville Dave Pasch, Greg McElroy, Tom LuginbillESPN Stephen F. Austin at BaylorESPN+ Nicholls at Kansas StateESPN+ SMU at Arkansas StateESPN+ Alcorn State at Southern MissESPN+ Illinois State at Northern IllinoisESPN+ Monmouth at Western MichiganESPN3 Norfolk State at Old DominionESPN3 7:30 p.m. No. 11 Oregon vs. No. 16 Auburn from Arlington Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit, Maria TaylorABC  Georgia Southern at No. 6 LSU Mike Couzens, Kirk Morrison, Ed AschoffESPNU  Virginia at Pittsburgh Adam Amin, Tim Hasselbeck, Katie GeorgeACC Network  No. 2 Georgia at Vanderbilt Tom Hart, Jordan Rodgers, Cole CubelicSEC Network Abilene Christian at North TexasESPN+ 8 p.m. Louisiana Tech at No. 10 Texas Lowell Galindo, Ahmad Brooks, and Taylor DavisLonghorn Network Houston Baptist at UTEPESPN+ Grambling at Louisiana-MonroeESPN3 10:30 p.m. Fresno State at USC Jason Benetti, Rod Gilmore, Quint KessenichESPNSun, Sept. 13 p.m. MEAC/SWAC Challenge: Bethune-Cookman vs. Jackson State from AtlantaTiffany Greene, Jay Walker, Lericia HarrisESPN2 7:30 p.m. Houston at No. 4 Oklahoma Sean McDonough, Todd Blackledge, Holly RoweABCMon, Sept. 28 p.m. No. 9 Notre Dame at LouisvilleChris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit, Maria TaylorESPNWe can’t wait for the games to get going. David Pollack talking to Maria Taylor during College GameDay.NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 23: ESPN College Gameday Analysts Maria Taylor and David Pollack discuss college gameday at Times Square on September 23, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)ESPN revealed this evening its broadcasting teams for every Week 1 game set to air on its network next week.Week 1 on ESPN will feature 50-plus games over five days.ESPN released its full broadcasting teams in an announcement on Twitter.The games start on Thursday, Aug. 29.last_img read more

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