Arkansas Draws Nearly 7K for Fall Baseball Game

The Arkansas Razorbacks baseball team hosted the Oklahoma Sooners in its first fall exhibition game on Friday night at Baum Stadium.

The teams played in front of 6,378 fans with the Sooners winning 4-3 in 14 innings. The passionate Razorbacks fans base showed great support for their team that has reached the College World Series the last two years.

Arkansas Draws Huge Crowd for Fall Exhibition

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Carl Yastrzemski throws first pitch to grandson

YazThe historical moments continued on Wednesday night when baseball legend Carl Yastrzemski threw out the ceremonial first pitch to his grandson, Giants outfielder Mike Yastrzemski, in front of a captivated crowd at Fenway Park.

Carl, who played his entire 23-year Hall of Fame career in Boston, emerged from the Red Sox’s dugout to an eruption of cheers; Mike made his way to the field from the visiting dugout. They embraced between the pitcher’s mound and home plate, where Carl had hit 237 homers over his career and Mike hit his first in Tuesday night’s 7-6, 15-inning Giants win. Continue reading “Carl Yastrzemski throws first pitch to grandson”

West Coast Conference Announces Landmark Media Rights Agreements

WCCThe West Coast Conference has announced two landmark media rights agreements, extending its long-standing relationship with ESPN and beginning a new television partnership with CBS Sports. The multi-year agreements give the WCC remarkable national exposure, with two national television network partners showcasing WCC men’s basketball games.

“We are thrilled to continue our long-standing relationship with ESPN and begin a new partnership with CBS Sports,” WCC Commissioner Gloria Nevarez said. “The agreements with ESPN and CBS give the West Coast Conference unprecedented national exposure. We are grateful for the outstanding support from our national television partners and are very excited to showcase the WCC as a premier men’s basketball conference on these national platforms.

With the agreements, as many as 34 men’s basketball games each season will be televised on either ESPN’s networks or CBS Sports Network.

The WCC and ESPN extend a partnership that began nearly two decades ago, teaming up on a new eight-year agreement to feature men’s basketball games across ESPN’s networks. The new agreement provides for a package of men’s basketball games to be broadcast on ESPN’s networks through the 2026-27 season. Continue reading “West Coast Conference Announces Landmark Media Rights Agreements”

Longest Droughts in Minor League Baseball

MILB Logo.pngThe Minor League baseball season concluded this week as Sacramento won the Triple-A World Series. As the page is turned to the 2020 season, here is a look at the longest current championship droughts. Continue reading “Longest Droughts in Minor League Baseball”

Freddie Kitchens Gets First NFL Win

Freddie KitchensFormer Alabama quarterback and pitcher Freddie Kitchens picked up his first career NFL head coaching victory on Monday, Sept. 16 as the Cleveland Browns defeated the New York Jets 23-3.

Kitchens is the first former Alabama football player to win a game as NFL head coach since Mike Riley in 2001. The San Diego Chargers defeated the Buffalo Bills 27-24 on Oct. 28, 2001. Continue reading “Freddie Kitchens Gets First NFL Win”

Kansas is FWAA National Team of the Week

Kansas LogoThe Kansas Jayhawks turned around an early 10-0 deficit, then dominated Boston College for a 48-24 road win, beating a Power 5 team on the road for the first time since 2008. With the win, Kansas (2-1) has earned the Reveal Suits National Team of the Week honor for games of the weekend of Sept. 14.

The announcement came on “Playbook” on ESPNU Radio on SiriusXM. Each Monday during the season the Reveal Suits National Team of the Week will be unveiled during the program, which airs weekdays from 1-4 p.m. ET. The FWAA’s All-America Committee selects the weekly winner and all Division I FBS and FCS schools are eligible to be selected. Continue reading “Kansas is FWAA National Team of the Week”

Florida’s David Reese is Nagurski National Player of the Week

UF ReeseFlorida middle linebacker David Reese II logged a career-high 16 tackles – 13 of them solo – to help the Gators (3-0) to a come-from-behind 29-21 win at Kentucky. For his big night, which included a key fourth-down stop that started Florida’s rally, Reese has earned the Bronko Nagurski National Defensive Player of the Week honor for games of the weekend of Sept. 14, as selected by the Football Writers Association of America. Continue reading “Florida’s David Reese is Nagurski National Player of the Week”