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Fairmont High School teammates to meet in women’s Sweet 16

Published: Monday, March 20, 2017 @ 12:01 AM

Alter’s Whitney Dabbelt sneaks through Fairmont’s MaKayla Waterman and Kathryn Westbeld for the basket at Fairmont High School’s Trent Arena in Kettering on Wednesday, Dec. 1.
Alter’s Whitney Dabbelt sneaks through Fairmont’s MaKayla Waterman and Kathryn Westbeld for the basket at Fairmont High School’s Trent Arena in Kettering on Wednesday, Dec. 1.

Ohio State beat Kentucky on Sunday afternoon in the second round of the NCAA women’s basketball tournament, and now the fifth-seeded Buckeyes know who they will play next.

No. 1 seed Notre Dame beat Purdue in overtime Sunday night to set up a Sweet 16 matchup in Lexington, Ky., on Friday night.

The game offers the chance at a reunion for a pair of Fairmont High School grads.

Makayla Waterman, a redshirt sophomore, is a reserve forward for Ohio State while Kathryn Westbeld averages 8.6 points and 5.1 rebounds per game as a starter for the Fighting Irish.

Waterman and Westbeld combined to lead the Firebirds to four GWOC titles and three appearances in the state final four.

They won the 2013 state championship.

Ohio State will be seeking its first Elite Eight appearance since the Buckeyes were national runners-up in 1993.

LSU football podcast: Why Les Miles will not coach again, but Bielema & Sumlin will

Published: Tuesday, December 12, 2017 @ 5:05 AM

LSU football is the No. 1 topic of discussion every day on SEC Country’s  One Team, One Podcast. Host  Carter ‘The Power” Bryant has found one stat that says the chances of Les Miles coaching again are slim. Also, Bryant is joined by national college football and basketball columnist Aaron Torres to chat about why Miles has yet to find another coaching job, can he still coach and if Tiger fans should be sad Jimbo Fisher is at Texas A&M instead of LSU.

Les Miles’ age is working against him

Miles is one the most accomplished unemployed coaches in the history of college football. Nick Saban, Bear Bryant and Paul Neyland are the only SEC coaches (min. 140 games) to have better career winning percentages than The Mad Hatter.

Bryant goes into detail as to why he thinks Miles is not being pursued by open vacancies. The one trend he found was the age of coaching acquisitions has decreased over the past decade. Miles is currently 64, which is 19 years older than the new hire average in 2017.

Jimbo Fisher’s future at Texas A&M

Bryant is joined by college football contributor to The Athletic and national Fox Sports Radio host Aaron Torres, who says LSU fans should not be sad Fisher never made it to Baton Rouge. Torres points on the challenges ahead for Jimbo on the recruiting trail.

Also, Torres shares his thoughts as to why Miles remains unemployed in the coaching world.

Fact of the Day

Bryant unleashes vicious hot takes that burns holes into the Internet every day. This one fact proves why everyone’s takes are actually hotter than the boiling point of drinking water.

Have something you want discussed on the podcast? Let us know! Tweet any questions you have to  @CarterThePower. Listen to this episode of One Team, One Podcast below. We also can be followed  on SoundCloud and you can find past episodes  right here.   

NFL Network suspends several after sexual harassment allegations

Published: Monday, December 11, 2017 @ 11:51 PM

A former NFL Network employee has come forward claiming that she’d been sexually harassed by a former network executive and several former players who are either current or former NFL Network employees, according to a report from Bloomberg sports business reporters Scott Soshnick and Jordyn Holman.

Jami Cantor was a colleague Marshall Faulk, Warren Sapp, Donovan McNabb, Ike Taylor and Heath Evans when she was an NFL Network employee. Cantor alleges all five former players sexually harassed her during her time at the network.

Cantor also claims that Eric Weinberger, who has gone on to become president of Bill Simmons’ media group, sent nude photos of himself and explicit messages while she was with the company. Weinberger was an executive producer at the time.

An amended complaint details the nature of the harassment by all six of the individuals mentioned and Holman and Soshnick detailed nude photos and videos along with lewd text messages. Cantor also claims that she informed talent coordinator Marc Watts of the issues and that he told her, “Its part of the job when you look the way you do.”

NFL Network issued a statement claiming that Faulk, Taylor and Evans, who are still employed by the company, have been suspended.

Cantor is suing NFL Network for wrongful termination after she was terminated in Oct. 2016. She was a wardrobe stylist for the company. The lawsuit originated in California Superior Court.

Oregon forward MiKyle McIntosh reaches 1,000 career points

Published: Monday, December 11, 2017 @ 11:46 PM

Oregon senior forward MiKyle McIntosh joined the 1,000 career point club on Monday night during the Ducks’ home game against Texas Southern.

The 6’7” forward, a graduate transfer who played his first three seasons at Illinois State before joining Oregon this year, reached the milestone with 17:31 left in the second half on a 3-point play. That gave the Ducks a 39-31 lead, part of a 14-0 run to break open a game that was 32-31 at halftime.

McIntosh is the third Pac-12 player to reach 1,000 career points this season after USC’s Elijah Stewart and Colorado’s George King. Next in line to hit that milestone is Stanford’s Reid Travis, who has 962 points.

Devon Matthews commits to Indiana: Hoosiers add 3-star safety from Florida

Published: Monday, December 11, 2017 @ 11:17 PM

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On Monday night, the Indiana Hoosiers received a boost to its 2018 class.

Via Twitter, 3-star safety Devon Matthews gave a verbal commitment to Indiana.

Matthews, a 6-foot-2 safety, is ranked by 247Sports as the No. 107 safety in his class. The play-maker in the secondary was offered by the Hoosiers on Sept. 14 and took an official visit on Dec. 1. He was once committed to USF, but de-committed on Nov. 20.

The Jacksonville, Fla. native will add to what was the No. 8-ranked class in the Big Ten and No. 41-ranked nationally. He has offers from Illinois, Missouri, Mississippi State and Cincinnati, among others.

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