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Published: Sunday, August 27, 2017 @ 5:25 PM
CLEVELAND — Rookie quarterback DeShone Kizer will start the season opener against Pittsburgh, the 27th different QB to start for Cleveland since 1999.
Kizer showed coach Hue Jackson enough in Saturday’s exhibition start against Tampa Bay to secure the job. Kizer was given the assignment earlier this week by Jackson, who picked the second-round pick over veterans Brock Osweiler and Cody Kessler.
Jackson made Kizer’s Week 1 start official on Sunday, saying he “earned the right.”
Kizer played the entire first half against the Buccaneers, completing just 6 of 18 passes for 93 yards and an interception. But he showed the poise Jackson was hoping to see from the former Notre Dame standout.
The Browns have been cycling thorough quarterbacks at an alarming rate, and their inability to find the right one has resulted in annual ineptitude.
Published: Monday, January 22, 2018 @ 2:15 AM
Super Bowl 2018 features the Philadelphia Eagles and the New England Patriots meeting in Super Bowl 52. Find date, location, TV channel and time information below.
The Patriots beat the Atlanta Falcons in the most recent Super Bowl.
Super Bowl 52 will be played on Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018. It will feature the AFC champion New England Patriots against the NFC champion Philadelphia Eagles.
The 2018 Super Bowl is at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. The city previously served as host of Super Bowl XXVI in 1992.
The Super Bowl will be televised by NBC. Al Michaels is doing the play-by-play while Cris Collinsworth is the analyst. Michele Tafoya and Heather Cox are the sideline reporters.
Super Bowl 52 starts at 6:30 p.m. ET.
|I||Green Bay Packers||35-10||Kansas City Chiefs||Los Angeles|
|II||Green Bay Packers||33-14||Oakland Raiders||Miami|
|III||New York Jets||16-7||Baltimore Colts||Miami|
|IV||Kansas City Chiefs||23-7||Minnesota Vikings||New Orleans|
|V||Baltimore Colts||16-13||Dallas Cowboys||Miami|
|VI||Dallas Cowboys||24-3||Miami Dolphins||New Orleans|
|VII||Miami Dolphins||14-7||Washington Redskins||Los Angeles|
|VIII||Miami Dolphins||24-7||Minnesota Vikings||Houston|
|IX||Pittsburgh Steelers||16-6||Minnesota Vikings||New Orleans|
|X||Pittsburgh Steelers||21-17||Dallas Cowboys||Miami|
|XI||Oakland Raiders||32-14||Minnesota Vikings||Pasadena, Calif.|
|XII||Dallas Cowboys||27-10||Denver Broncos||New Orleans|
|XIII||Pittsburgh Steelers||35-31||Dallas Cowboys||Miami|
|XIV||Pittsburgh Steelers||31-19||Los Angeles Rams||Pasadena, Calif.|
|XV||Oakland Raiders||27-10||Philadelphia Eagles||New Orleans|
|XVI||San Francisco 49ers||26-21||Cincinnati Bengals||Pontiac, Mich.|
|XVII||Washington Redskins||27-17||Miami Dolphins||Pasadena, Calif.|
|XVIII||Los Angeles Raiders||38-9||Washington Redskins||Tampa, Fla.|
|XIX||San Francisco 49ers||38-16||Miami Dolphins||Stanford, Calif.|
|XX||Chicago Bears||46-10||New England Patriots||New Orleans|
|XXI||New York Giants||39-20||Denver Broncos||Pasadena, Calif.|
|XXII||Washington Redskins||42-10||Denver Broncos||San Diego|
|XXIII||San Francisco 49ers||20-16||Cincinnati Bengals||Miami Gardens, Fla.|
|XXIV||San Francisco 49ers||55-10||Denver Broncos||New Orleans|
|XXV||New York Giants||20-19||Buffalo Bills||Tampa, Fla.|
|XXVI||Washington Redskins||37-24||Buffalo Bills||Minneapolis|
|XXVII||Dallas Cowboys||52-17||Buffalo Bills||Pasadena, Calif.|
|XXVIII||Dallas Cowboys||30-13||Buffalo Bills||Atlanta|
|XXIX||San Francisco 49ers||49-26||San Diego Chargers||Miami Gardens, Fla.|
|XXX||Dallas Cowboys||27-17||Pittsburgh Steelers||Tempe, Ariz.|
|XXI||Green Bay Packers||35-21||New England Patriots||New Orleans|
|XXII||Denver Broncos||31-24||Green Bay Packers||San Diego|
|XXIII||Denver Broncos||34-19||Atlanta Falcons||Miami Gardens, Fla.|
|XXIV||St. Louis Rams||23-16||Tennessee Titans||Atlanta|
|XXXV||Baltimore Ravens||34-7||New York Giants||Tampa, Fla.|
|XXXVI||New England Patriots||20-17||St. Louis Rams||New Orleans|
|XXXVII||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||48-21||Oakland Raiders||San Diego|
|XXXVIII||New England Patriots||32-29||Carolina Panthers||Houston|
|XXXIX||New England Patriots||24-21||Philadelphia Eagles||Jacksonville, Fla.|
|XL||Pittsburgh Steelers||21-10||Seattle Seahawks||Detroit|
|XLI||Indianapolis Colts||29-17||Chicago Bears||Miami Gardens, Fla.|
|XLII||New York Giants||17-14||New England Patriots||Glendale, Ariz.|
|XLIII||Pittsburgh Steelers||27-23||Arizona Cardinals||Tampa, Fla.|
|XLIV||New Orleans Saints||31-17||Indianapolis Colts||Miami Gardens, Fla.|
|XLV||Green Bay Packers||31-25||Pittsburgh Steelers||Arlington, Texas|
|XLVI||New York Giants||21-17||New England Patriots||Indianapolis|
|XLVII||Baltimore Ravens||34-31||San Francisco 49ers||New Orleans|
|XLVIII||Seattle Seahawks||43-8||Denver Broncos||East Rutherford, N.J.|
|XLIX||New England Patriots||28-24||Seattle Seahawks||Glendale, Ariz.|
|50||Denver Broncos||24-10||Carolina Panthers||Santa Clara, Calif.|
|51||New England Patriots||34-28 (OT)||Atlanta Falcons||Houston|
Published: Monday, January 22, 2018 @ 7:13 AM
COLUMBIA, S.C. — On Monday morning, South Carolina basketball coach Frank Martin reflected on the Tennessee loss, looked ahead to Florida, updated Kory Holden and shared a few thoughts about Clemson.
Below are a few of the highlights from Martin’s half-hour interview session.
“Still disappointed that we kind of let one get away on Saturday. That emotion hasn’t left me, but at the same time, very encouraged by the progress our team’s made. … We’ve made tremendous strides as a team in the last – we’re making them in December and the injury bug hit us. We’ve made tremendous strides over the last two weeks. We just need to keep worrying about that, stay the course and get to the finish line, then let everything fall where it may.”
“I hope the lessons that the season has taught us to this point will help us. The same way we separated the emotion of beating Georgia then not allow it to interfere with preparing to beat Kentucky, I hope that we can disengage from the disappointing loss to Tennessee, so it doesn’t impact our game at Florida, or our preparation leading into the game.”
“They’re consistent with this: If you turn the ball over or take bad shots, you can’t rebound it and it allows them to get out and run on you, and then they’ve got multiple shooters with a four-year point guard. You let them get in the open court, then it’s hard to contain them, because they’ve got so many guys who can make open shots. You have to score on the interior.”
“I got an update yesterday. Yesterday was a day off, but they come in – they all do extra stuff with the trainer. … And he did some stuff with our trainer yesterday, starting to feel good, really is. I still don’t think you’ll see him on the court in the next week [or] 10 days. That’s just a guess. I’ll put it to you this way, I’ll be surprised if he’s on the court in the next week or 10 days.”
On Monday morning, Martin reached out to Clemson wing Donte Grantham, who suffered a season-ending ACL tear on Saturday against Notre Dame.
Martin told reporters that the injury “broke my heart,” when he heard about it. The Gamecocks head coach also called Tiger coach Brad Brownell on Monday morning.
“I’ve seen [Grantham] since high school and Brad’s a friend,” Martin said. “Brad said, ‘Wow, man, you guys are playing a lot better.’”
Published: Monday, January 22, 2018 @ 7:12 AM
Three SEC teams are ranked in the updated AP Top 25 poll, which was released on Monday afternoon, but one traditional conference power has slipped from the rankings.
Auburn (No. 19), Florida (No. 20) and Tennessee (No. 22) represent the SEC in the latest poll, while Kentucky fell from the rankings for the first time since March 2014.
The Wildcats fell from the Top 25 poll after a week in which they lost to both South Carolina and Florida. They are 14-5 and looking to rebound on Tuesday when they play Mississippi State.
Auburn is the top-ranked SEC team, despite going 1-1 last week. The Tigers lost to Alabama, but rebounded to beat Georgia.
Florida was unranked in last week’s poll, but moved up to No. 20 after beating Arkansas and Kentucky last week. The Gators’ victory over the Wildcats was a slim, 66-64 win.
Tennessee lost to Missouri last week, but rebounded to beat South Carolina.
While it’s strange to see Kentucky left out of the AP Top 25 poll, there’s plenty of time for the Wildcats to return to the rankings later in the season. And of course, being unranked won’t matter if they make the NCAA Tournament and have a deep run through March.
Published: Monday, January 22, 2018 @ 7:11 AM
After rising as high as No. 8 in the national rankings, the Texas Tech Red Raiders are headed in the wrong direction.
After losing each of their two games last week against Texas and Iowa State, the Red Raiders have dropped six spots in the AP Top 25 to No. 14.
Texas Tech, which was once 14-1 after opening its Big 12 slate with wins over No. 18 Baylor, No. 10 Kansas and Kansas State, has now lost three of its last four games, including the aforementioned back-to-back road losses against Texas and Iowa State, which marks the Red Raiders first losing streak this season. Texas Tech’s only win since Jan. 6 came at home against then-No. 2 West Virginia on Jan.13.
Consequently, Texas Tech’s recent struggles have led to a 3-0 start in conference play falling to 4-3 in the league, which is tied for third, along with Oklahoma and Kansas State.
The good news for Texas Tech, however, is that the schedule becomes a bit more forgiving for the foreseeable future. After opening Big 12 play with four ranked foes in five games, the Red Raiders will have an opportunity to bury their recent struggles with six-straight unranked opponents ahead.
That stretch begins on Tuesday, Jan. 23 against Oklahoma State.
The Red Raiders and Cowboys are set to tip-off at 7:00 p.m. ET on ESPNews.