Cleveland Browns fourth-round pick could miss season

Published: Saturday, May 13, 2017 @ 9:02 PM

Browns fourth-round draft pick Howard Wilson, a cornerback from the University of Houston, broke his kneecap in practice Friday, will undergo surgery soon and could miss the season.

“It’s disappointing but this is part of playing football,’’ Wilson said in a statement released by the Browns. “It was kind of a freak thing. I was just running around and my knee just kind of locked up on me.”

The timetable for Wilson’s return will be determined after the surgery. It’s his second major knee injury in two years. He suffered a torn ACL in 2015.

“It’s unfortunate,” Browns coach Hue Jackson said. “He’ll be out for a while, significant time.”

Jackson acknowledged the loss of Wilson, a ballhawk, who had five interceptions at Houston last season, is a blow.

“Absolutely,’’ said Jackson. “Any time you lose a player that you drafted the first day when you’re trying to see what he is and how he can contribute, that’s hard.”

Watch former Ohio State DE John Simon get pick-6 on Monday Night Football

Published: Monday, October 16, 2017 @ 10:45 PM

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John Simon made a big play on a big stage Monday night.

The former Ohio State linebacker corralled a Marcus Mariota pass on Monday Night Football and took it back 20 yards to give his Indianapolis Colts a 19-9 lead.

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Watch former Ohio State LB John Simon get pick-6 on Monday Night Football

Published: Monday, October 16, 2017 @ 10:31 PM

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John Simon made a big play on a big stage Monday night.

The former Ohio State linebacker corralled a Marcus Mariota pass on Monday Night Football and took it back 20 yards to give his Indianapolis Colts a 19-9 lead.

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Wyoming to honor former Purdue coach Joe Tiller with helmet decal

Published: Monday, October 16, 2017 @ 10:21 PM

Purdue fans remember Joe Tiller for the heights he reached during his tenure with the Boilermakers, but they’re not the only ones with fond memories of him.

Before Tiller came to Purdue he was the head coach at Wyoming, so the Cowboys are honoring Tiller with a helmet decal:

Tiller coached at Wyoming in 1997 and 1998 as offensive line coach and offensive coordinator, and then returned as head coach in 1991. He stayed until the 1996 season, after which he left for Purdue.

Wyoming is the second team to honor Tiller with a helmet decal. Minnesota did so before playing Purdue in Week 6:

Wisconsin basketball raises over $20,000 for cancer

Published: Monday, October 16, 2017 @ 9:21 PM

Wisconsin coach Greg Gard and his wife Michelle teamed up with university students to help raise $20,349 for cancer at the Badgers’ annual sixth-annual “Swish Upon A Cure” event on Monday.

In six years, the event has now raised a total of $1,137,106. This was the Gards second year a hosts of the event.

From a school release:

“The premise of the charity event is simple: UW-Madison students come to the Kohl Center and take a shot at Gard’s wallet. For starters, Greg and Michelle Gard donate $1 to Garding Against Cancer for every UW-Madison student that simply walked into the Kohl Center. Students are then given an opportunity to knock down some shots to increase the donation. For a made free throw, $5 is donated and for every half-court shot another $500 is donated.”

Gard added his own comments in the release:

“Unfortunately, cancer is something that touches so many people and it’s a disease that touches many of our lives in some way or another. Talking to the students that came through today, I felt meaningful conversations and a true understanding for the purpose of this event. There were many personal stories that they wanted to share and experiences that they’ve had.”

Wisconsin plays its annual red-white scrimmage this Sunday, and opens its season on Nov. 5 against UW-Stout.