Bills fans donate more than $100,00 to Andy Dalton Foundation

Published: Monday, January 01, 2018 @ 9:58 PM
Updated: Tuesday, January 02, 2018 @ 5:00 PM


            Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton (14) passes the ball during the first half of an NFL football game against the Baltimore Ravens in Baltimore, Sunday, Dec 31, 2017. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton (14) passes the ball during the first half of an NFL football game against the Baltimore Ravens in Baltimore, Sunday, Dec 31, 2017. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Andy Dalton is getting royal treatment from Buffalo after his incredible 49-yard touchdown pass to Tyler Boyd lifted the Bengals to victory over Baltimore on Sunday.

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The Ravens’ loss meant the Bills are headed to the playoffs instead. Dalton’s pass came on fourth-and-12 with 44 seconds left.

“I think I’m the hottest guy in Buffalo right now,” Dalton said Monday morning. “According to my Twitter, I think everybody’s loving us right now. Obviously that’s a crazy fan base and they’re all pretty excited.”

Bills fans have been donating to Dalton’s foundation in $17 increments in honor of the 17 years they waited for a postseason appearance.

“We’re appreciative of that,” Dalton said. “Obviously they’re helping out a good cause. It’s been pretty fun to see the reaction we’ve gotten.”

As of Tuesday morning, 4,500 people had contributed $104,000 to the foundation since Sunday night.

Former Centerville standout reportedly moving to Miami

Published: Tuesday, January 23, 2018 @ 4:46 PM

TAMPA, FL - SEPTEMBER 15: Defensive lineman Tito Odenigbo #94 of the Illinois Fighting Illini tries to make his way to the South Florida Bulls' quarterback during their game at Raymond James Stadium on September 15, 2017 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Joseph Garnett Jr. /Getty Images)
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TAMPA, FL - SEPTEMBER 15: Defensive lineman Tito Odenigbo #94 of the Illinois Fighting Illini tries to make his way to the South Florida Bulls' quarterback during their game at Raymond James Stadium on September 15, 2017 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Joseph Garnett Jr. /Getty Images)(Joseph Garnett Jr./Getty Images)

Tito Odenigbo, a Centerville graduate, is reportedly planning to transfer to Miami (Fla.) for his senior season of college football. 

The former Elk played 27 games at defensive tackle for Illinois over the past three seasons, including five starts. 

He had 29 tackles, including 4.5 for loss, last season. 

247Sports reported Odenigbo’s decision, which the Palm Beach Post reports has yet to be confirmed by the school.

As a graduate transfer, he will be eligible to play immediately in Coral Gables, where the both starting tackles from the 2017 defense opted to enter the NFL draft early. 

Odenigbo was a two-time All-GWOC performer and an honorable mention All-Ohio pick for the Elks. 

His older brother, Ifeadi, was a standout at Northwestern and drafted by the Minnesota Vikings last season.  

NFL mock draft 2018: First-round projections, top players, 2018 NFL Draft order (01/23/2018)

Published: Tuesday, January 23, 2018 @ 2:30 AM

NFL Draft 2018 mock drafts are new prior to the Senior Bowl. You can see a few 2018 NFL mock drafts below.

Much of the narrative around the 2018 NFL Draft is focused at quarterback. Mock drafts from Sports Illustrated and CBS Sports both have quarterbacks littering the top 10.

Here is a collection of 2018 NFL mock drafts from around the internet, plus Land of 10’s own projection.

NFL mock draft 2018: First-round projections, top players

Land of 10 predictions

  1. Cleveland Browns — Sam Darnold, QB, USC
  2. New York Giants — Connor Williams, OT, Texas
  3. Indianapolis Colts — Saquon Barkley, RB, Penn State
  4. Cleveland Browns — Mike McGlinchey, G, Notre Dame
  5. Denver Broncos — Baker Mayfield, QB, Oklahoma
  6. New York Jets — Josh Rosen, QB, UCLA
  7. Tampa Bay Buccaneers — Bradley Chubb, DL, NC State
  8. Chicago Bears — Courtland Sutton, WR, SMU
  9. San Francisco 49ers — Derwin James, DB, Florida State
  10. Oakland Raiders — Minkah Fitzpatrick, DB, Alabama
  11. Miami Dolphins — Roquan Smith, LB, Georgia
  12. Cincinnati Bengals — Quenton Nelson, G, Notre Dame
  13. Washington Redskins — Calvin Ridley, WR, Alabama
  14. Green Bay Packers — Joshua Jackson, DB, Iowa
  15. Arizona Cardinals — Mason Rudolph, QB, Oklahoma State
  16. Baltimore Ravens — Denzel Ward, DB, Ohio State
  17. Los Angeles Chargers — Orlando Brown, OL, Oklahoma
  18. Seattle Seahawks — James Washington, WR, Oklahoma State
  19. Dallas Cowboys — Christian Kirk, WR, Texas A&M
  20. Detroit Lions — Ogbonnia Okoronwko, LB, Oklahoma
  21. Buffalo Bills — Josh Allen, QB, Wyoming
  22. Buffalo Bills — Arden Key, DL, LSU
  23. Los Angeles Rams — Rashaan Evans, LB, Alabama
  24. Carolina Panthers — Maurice Hurst, DL, Michigan
  25. Tennessee Titans — Sam Hubbard, DL, Ohio State
  26. Atlanta Falcons — Vita Vea, DL, Washington
  27. New Orleans Saints — Marcus Davenport, DL, UTSA
  28. Pittsburgh Steelers — Malik Jefferson, LB, Texas
  29. Jacksonville Jaguars — Harold Landry, LB, Boston College
  30. Minnesota Vikings — Billy Price, OL, Ohio State
  31. Philadelphia Eagles — Tremaine Edwards, LB, Virginia Tech
  32. New England Patriots — Derrius Guice, RB, LSU

NFL mock draft 2018: ESPN projections by Mel Kiper

  1. Cleveland Browns — Josh Allen, QB, Wyoming
  2. New York Giants — Josh Rosen, QB, UCLA
  3. Indianapolis Colts — Bradley Chubb, DE, NC State
  4. Cleveland Browns — Saquon Barkley, RB, Penn State
  5. Denver Broncos — Sam Darnold, QB, USC
  6. New York Jets — Minkah Fitzpatrick, CB, Alabama
  7. Tampa Bay Buccaneers — Quenton Nelson, G, Notre Dame
  8. Chicago Bears — Calvin Ridley, WR, Alabama
  9. San Francisco 49ers — Denzel Ward, CB, Ohio State
  10. Oakland Raiders – -Roquan Smith, ILB, Georgia
  11. Miami Dolphins — Mike McGlinchey, OT, Notre Dame
  12. Cincinnati Bengals — Tremaine Edwards, LB, Virginia Tech
  13. Washington Redskins — Baker Mayfield, QB, Oklahoma
  14. Green Bay Packers — Marcus Davenport, DE, UTSA
  15. Arizona Cardinals — Josh Jackson, CB, Iowa
  16. Baltimore Ravens — Brian O’Neill, OT, Pitt
  17. Los Angeles Chargers — Da’Ron Payne, DT, Alabama
  18. Seattle Seahawks — Derwin James, S, Florida State
  19. Dallas Cowboys — Vita Vea, DT, Washington
  20. Detroit Lions — Sam Hubbard, DE, Ohio State
  21. Buffalo Bills — Mike Hughes, CB, UCF
  22. Buffalo Bills — Maurice Hurst, DT, Michigan
  23. Los Angeles Rams — Carlton Davis, CB, Auburn
  24. Carolina Panthers — Billy Price, C/G, Ohio State
  25. Tennessee Titans — Harold Landry, OLB, Boston College
  26. Atlanta Falcons — Christian Kirk, WR, Texas A&M
  27. New Orleans Saints — Courtland Sutton, WR, SMU
  28. Pittsburgh Steelers — Rashaan Evans, ILB, Alabama
  29. Jacksonville Jaguars — Mark Andrews, TE, Oklahoma
  30. Philadelphia Eagles — Kolton Miller, OT, UCLA
  31. Minnesota Vikings — Connor Williams, OT, Texas
  32. New England Patriots — Rasheem Green, DE, USC

NFL mock draft 2018: Top players, projection for first round

CBS Sports projection

  1. Cleveland Browns — Sam Darnold, QB, USC
  2. New York Giants — Josh Rosen, QB, UCLA
  3. Indianapolis Colts — Minkah Fitzpatrick, CB, Alabama
  4. Cleveland Browns — Orlando Brown, OT, Oklahoma
  5. Denver Broncos — Saquon Barkley, RB, Penn State
  6. New York Jets — Baker Mayfield, QB, Oklahoma
  7. Tampa Bay Buccaneers — Bradley Chubb, DE, NC State
  8. Chicago Bears — Calvin Ridley, WR, Alabama
  9. San Francisco 49ers — Quenton Nelson, G, Notre Dame
  10. Oakland Raiders — Roquan Smith, LB, Georgia
  11. Miami Dolphins — Derwin James, S, Florida State
  12. Cincinnati Bengals — Mike McGlinchey, OT, Notre Dame
  13. Washington Redskins — Courtland Sutton, WR, SMU
  14. Green Bay Packers — James Washington, WR, Oklahoma State
  15. Arizona Cardinals — Josh Allen, QB, Wyoming
  16. Baltimore Ravens, Derrius Guice, RB, LSU
  17. Los Angeles Chargers — Connor Williams, OT, Texas
  18. Seattle Seahawks — Joshua Jackson, CB, Iowa
  19. Dallas Cowboys — Maurice Hurst, DT, Michigan
  20. Detroit Lions — Vita Vea, DT, Washington
  21. Buffalo Bills — Mason Rudolph, QB, Oklahoma State
  22. Buffalo Bills — Marcus Davenport, DE, UTSA
  23. Los Angeles Rams — Denzel Ward, CB, Ohio State
  24. Carolina Panthers — Anthony Miller, WR, Memphis
  25. Tennessee Titans — Tremaine Edwards, LB, Virginia Tech
  26. Atlanta Falcons — Taven Bryan, DT, Florida
  27. New Orleans Saints — Malik Jefferson, LB, Texas
  28. Pittsburgh Steelers — Ogbonnia Okoronkwo, OLB, Oklahoma
  29. Jacksonville Jaguars — Will Hernandez, G, UTEP
  30. Minnesota Vikings — Kolton Miller, OT, UCLA
  31. Philadelphia Eagles — Ronnie Harrison, S, Alabama
  32. New England Patriots — Rashaan Evans, LB, Alabama

2018 NFL Draft: First round order

Pick Nos. 1 through 20 are set now that the regular season is finished.

1. Cleveland Browns

2. New York Giants

3. Indianapolis Colts

4. Cleveland Browns

5. Denver Broncos

6. New York Jets

7. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

8. Chicago Bears

9. San Francisco 49ers OR Oakland Raiders (coin flip)

11. Miami Dolphins

12. Cincinnati Bengals

13. Washington Redskins

14. Green Bay Packers

15. Arizona Cardinals

16. Baltimore Ravens

17. Los Angeles Chargers

18. Seattle Seahawks

19. Dallas Cowboys

20. Detroit Lions

21. Buffalo Bills

22. Buffalo Bills (from Chiefs)

23. Los Angeles Rams

24. Carolina Panthers

25. Tennessee Titans

26. Atlanta Falcons

27. New Orleans Saints

28. Pittsburgh Steelers

29. Jacksonville Jaguars

30. Minnesota Vikings

31.

32.

Dayton beats Davidson in thriller at UD Arena

Published: Tuesday, January 23, 2018 @ 8:00 PM

Dayton's Xeyrius Williams shoots over Davidson's Peyton Alridge on Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, at UD Arena.
David Jablonski - Staff Writer
Dayton's Xeyrius Williams shoots over Davidson's Peyton Alridge on Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, at UD Arena.(David Jablonski - Staff Writer)

Jalen Crutcher hit a go-ahead 3-pointer, and Trey Landers added two clutch free throws as the Dayton Flyers rallied to beat Davidson 65-64 on Tuesday at UD Arena.

Dayton trailed 61-60 with 56 seconds left when Crutcher hit a 3-pointer. Landers hit two free throws with 22 seconds left.

Davidson trimmed the deficit to one with a 3-pointer by Kellan Grady with 3 seconds to play. Darrell Davis missed the front end of a 1-and-1, and Davidson’s Will Magarity missed a halfcourt shot at the buzzer, but the officials were waving the shot off before it missed. It came after the buzzer.

The Flyers improved to 10-10 and 4-4 in the Atlantic 10 with a victory over second-place Davidson (10-8, 5-2), which saw its five-game winning streak end.

Landers led the Flyers with 16 points. Josh Cunningham had 15. Darrell Davis scored 14. Crutcher had 12.

FIRST-HALF RECAP

The Dayton Flyers scored the first 12 points of the game and built a 31-26 halftime lead against Davidson on Tuesday at UD Arena.

Dayton’s star: Josh Cunningham made 6 of 9 shots from the field and scored 12 points.

Davidson’s star: Peyton Aldridge scored nine points on 3-of-5 shooting to lead the Wildcats.

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Key stat: The Flyers had three turnovers in the half. They had 21 in their last game, an 88-74 loss to Rhode Island.

Big run: Other than the opening 12-0 run, Dayton went on an 10-1 run to turn a 19-18 lead into a 29-19 advantage.

Kentucky-Mississippi State basketball: Live updates, stats, score

Published: Tuesday, January 23, 2018 @ 3:30 PM

Kentucky basketball plays Mississippi State at Rupp Arena at 9 p.m. ET on Tuesday, January 23. Follow along below for the score, live updates and stats from the game.

Kentucky-Mississippi State score, live updates, stats

Kentucky 58, Mississippi State 54, 7:54 2H: Not sure why it took so long, but Kevin Knox’s first field-goal attempt of the second half was a  deep 3-pointer that swished and got Rupp rocking. He’s 4 of 4 from three and 5 of 6 from the field with 16 points. (Knox had made just 2 of 14 threes in the previous three games.) And the Bulldogs just threw it out of bounds. Here’s your updated box score:

Kentucky 55, Mississippi State 52, 9:58 2H: How about PJ Washington? Now 9 of 12 at the free-throw line and a two-hand cram off an SGA lob to finally wake up Rupp Arena. He’s up to 19 points and 5 rebounds and is carrying the Cats right now.

Mississippi State 52, Kentucky 51, 11:36 2H: This is just a brutal basketball game to watch. Half-hearted defense, awful passes, badly missed shots. It’s an assault on the eyeballs. And the Wildcats are in danger of suffering their first three-game losing streak in Calipari’s nine seasons … at the hands of an MSU team that has lost 4 of 5 SEC games. Kentucky is making Nick Weatherspoon (17 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists) look like Magic Johnson. Meanwhile, the Cats have three McDonald’s All-Americans (Green, Richards, Vanderbilt) who have combined for zero points. Here’s the box score if you dare:

Kentucky 47, Mississippi State 46, 15:20 2H: Calipari called a timeout just 36 seconds into the second half after MSU surged ahead on a jumper, UK turnover and layup. Rupp Arena was (and is still for the most part) dead quiet. Wenyen Gabriel, who started the second half in place of ineffective Nick Richards, got a putback bucket and 3-pointer in short succession to give UK a little lift, but after just three first-half turnovers, the Cats have four in the first 4:40 this half. It’s not pretty basketball. Defensively, MSU is running circles around Kentucky to the tune of 5 for 9 shooting.

HALFTIME: Kentucky 38, Mississippi State 36

Kevin Knox is 4 of 5 from the field and 4 of 4 at the free-throw line and leads all scorers with 13 points. PJ Washington is playing pretty well (11 points, 3 boards). Hamidou Diallo and Jarred Vanderbilt each have 5 rebounds. That’s all pretty good, but the defense (and Diallo/Vanderbilt’s 2-of-10 shooting) has been bad. John Calipari has been getting down in defensive stances on the sidelines while howling at his non-compliant young players — and even almost accidentally stripped an MSU ball handler late in the half. Not pretty, but UK leads. Here’s the box score:

Kentucky 34, Mississippi State 27, 4:24 1H: The Cats’ two worst offensive players tonight — Hamidou Diallo (2-5 FG, all 3 of UK’s turnovers) and Jarred Vanderbilt (0-5 FG) — are making it up on the glass. They’ve combined for 9 rebounds. Knox (11 points), Gilgeous-Alexander (8 points, 3 assists) and Washington (9 points, 3 rebounds) are doing the rest of the heavy lifting. Here’s the updated box score:

Kentucky 26, Mississippi State 22, 7:50 1H: Knox is officially on fire after getting a good-luck, banked-in 3-pointer for his third straight make from deep. He added another swished jumper and is now 4 of 5 from the field with 11 points. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (6 points, 3 assists, 0 turnovers) is also playing well. Jarred Vanderbilt, at least offensively, is not. He’s 0 for 5 with several close-range misses tonight.

Mississippi State 18, Kentucky 15: The natives were getting restless as Kentucky trailed 13-7 with 14 minutes to go in the first half, but then Kevin Knox drained 3-pointers from the right and left wings on consecutive possessions and Sacha Killeya-Jones finished a bucket inside through a foul and it was all tied at 15 in a blink. The Bulldogs are back in front, but Knox rediscovering his deep shooting stroke is a significant development for the Wildcats. The 3-point streak won’t be threatened tonight. Here’s the box score so far:

Mississippi State 9, Kentucky 6, 15:21 1H: This is so far not the recipe for avoiding the first three-game losing streak in the John Calipari era. The Cats are just 3 of 11 from the field — with a couple of ugly misses in some early action for Jarred Vanderbilt — while the Bulldogs started 4 of 6, led by Nick Weatherspoon (5 points, 2 rebounds, 1 assist).

STARTING FIVE: It’s SGA, Diallo, Knox, Washington and Richards again for the Cats.

There is no Jarred Vanderbilt (or Quade Green) Watch tonight. Both are playing for the second straight game. While you wait for tip-off, here’s Kyle T’ucker’s take on the changing narrative on Vanderbilt — from freeloader who’d never play for UK to hero of the struggling Cats, both of which are probably wrong.

Kentucky-Mississippi State game time, details

  • Time: 9 p.m. ET
  • Date: Tuesday, January 23, 2018
  • Location: Rupp Arena (23,000), Lexington, Ky.
  • Records: Kentucky 14-5, 4-3 SEC; Mississippi State 14-5, 2-4 SEC
  • Favorite: Kentucky by 8 1/2

What TV channel is Kentucky-Mississippi State on? 

You can watch Kentucky vs. Mississippi State on ESPN. Joe Tessitore, Sean Farnham and Laura Rutledge will be on the call.

How can I watch Kentucky-Mississippi State  online?

Stream Kentucky vs. Mississippi State on  ESPN3.com and the WatchESPN app.

How can I listen to Kentucky-Mississippi State  on the radio? 

Kentucky and Mississippi State will be broadcast on the UK Sports Network. That’s 630-AM on Lexington radio and  can be streamed at iHeart Radio. You can also listen on XM channel 190 and Sirius channel 137.

Kentucky-Mississippi State preview

  • The Bulldogs raced out to a 12-1 start this season, but they hadn’t really played anyone. Their strength of schedule ranks 144th nationally. And now they’ve lost four of their last five games in SEC play. Still, Calipari sang MSU and coach Ben Howland’s praises Monday. “They’re capable of beating us,” he said. “They’ve lost some games, but they’ve been in every game. Alabama had them down 20 and they came back and should have won the game. They’re really good.” (The Bulldogs’ only RPI top-100 win in non-conference play was against 10-loss Dayton.)
  • Kentucky’s 1,032-game streak of making at least one 3-pointer  has been seriously threatened in each of the last two games. The Wildcats are rank 344th out of 351 Division I teams in made 3s this season. “I would say we’ve got to make 6 to 7 3s a game,” Calipari said. “That means [attempt] between 15 and 18 threes and you’ve got to make 6 or 7 3s. Who are the guys making them? We make those, we are fine if you defend and do the stuff we did [against Florida].”
  • If you think Calipari isn’t worried about this team’s struggles, well,  he’s  really not worried about Duke’s recent run of dominance in recruiting . Or at least that was the image he aimed to portray Monday when asked generally: Hey, what’s up with recruiting? Kentucky hasn’t landed a top-5 prospect in the last three classes, while Mike Krzyzewski and the Blue Devils are going to sign the Nos. 1, 2 and 3 players in the 2018 class alone.