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Hartsock: Central State hurdler wins national title

Published: Saturday, May 27, 2017 @ 10:32 PM
Updated: Sunday, May 28, 2017 @ 12:10 AM

Central State freshman Juan Scott won the NCAA Division II 110-meter hurdle title in Bradenton, Florida on Saturday.

The former Dunbar high school star set a school record with a time of 13.73 seconds in the finals. It was also a record for the track at the IMG Academy where the meet was held.

Scott is the first Marauder to win an NCAA track championship. He came into the spring off a strong indoor season, winning the 60-meter hurdles in five different meets. Scott’s outdoor season included a win in the 110-meter hurdles in the All-Ohio meet.

“I wasn’t nervous at all,” Scott said. “The race went like a breeze, it was over before I knew it, and I’m a national champion.”

Juan is trained by James Rollins, a CSU Hall of Fame hurdler and former NAIA National Champion.

“Coach Rollins prepared me for the outdoor season to win at Nationals,” Scott said. “I knew I had a chance if I executed the plan for the race.”

Scott says he’ll take a break until school starts in the fall, but he knows things will be different after his win on Saturday.

“I don’t mind having a target on my back. It’s a goal I’ve been working for and it’s pressure I’ll gladly accept next season.”

Scott was a stand-out at Dunbar, finishing second in the state in both the 100 and 300-meter hurdles in the state meet while anchoring the Wolverines 4X200 meter relay team that won a state title.

Ohio State football podcast: Find out what surprised Mike Schrage most about Ohio State

Published: Wednesday, October 18, 2017 @ 10:18 AM

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Get insight and reaction to Ohio State football on the Inside the Shoe podcast, brought to you by Land of 10. On the latest edition, Kyle Lamb sits down with Buckeyes’ assistant basketball coach Mike Schrage in the first of three interviews with Chris Holtmann’s staff.

Among the topics discussed on Wednesday is Schrage’s background working for a pair of Hall of Fame coaches, the staff’s recruiting philosophy and what’s impressed Schrage about Ohio State through four months.

You can listen to the entire show in the embedded SoundCloud player below. You can subscribe to Inside the Shoe  on iTunes and  Google Play. It is available for direct  download here.

Every episode of Inside the Shoe can  be found here.

Other topics discussed on Inside the Shoe Wednesday include:

  • How Schrage got into coaching college basketball and his experience working for two separate distinguished coaches.
  • His reaction to Holtmann taking the job at Ohio State and what’s surprised him most about the first four months.
  • The most important traits and character profile Ohio State coaches are looking for when evaluating a prospect in recruiting.
  • The remaining spot the Buckeyes have left for the 2018 class and what the coaches intend to do with it.
  • Ohio State’s offensive and defensive philosophy as well as the division of labor among the coaching staff with skill instruction and gameday preparation.
  • Progress of point guard C.J. Jackson and his importance.
  • The status of freshman Kyle Young after getting his tonsils removed recently.

On the Inside the Shoe podcast for Thursday, Kyle will speak with Ohio State assistant Ryan Pedon in the second of three 1-on-1 interviews. Also scheduled to join the show is NBC College Basketball Talk’s national basketball analyst Rob Dauster to talk Ohio State and Big Ten basketball for the upcoming season.

NBC College Football Talk’s Zach Barnett will join the show on Friday to talk college football and preview Ohio State’s showdown with Penn State on Oct. 28.

If you enjoy the show, please rate, review and subscribe on iTunes.

 

Gordon Hayward diagnosed with ankle fracture in Celtics opener

Published: Wednesday, October 18, 2017 @ 9:44 AM

Boston Celtics' Gordon Hayward grimaces in pain in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Cleveland Cavaliers, Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, in Cleveland. Just five minutes into his Boston career, new Celtics star forward Gordon Hayward gruesomely broke his left ankle, an injury that may end his season. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
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Boston Celtics' Gordon Hayward grimaces in pain in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Cleveland Cavaliers, Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, in Cleveland. Just five minutes into his Boston career, new Celtics star forward Gordon Hayward gruesomely broke his left ankle, an injury that may end his season. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)(Tony Dejak/AP)

The Boston Celtics opened the NBA season Tuesday night against the Cleveland Cavaliers, and in his first game with the Celtics, small forward Gordon Hayward suffered a gruesome ankle injury.

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The broadcast noted Hayward suffered a fractured tibia and dislocated ankle.

Hayward was cutting along the baseline when he jumped for an alley-oop and fell to the floor with his leg bent underneath him.

Warning: The video linked in the below tweet contains footage that may be disturbing to some viewers. Viewer discretion is advised.

Hayward’s leg was stabilized and he was carted off the floor. LeBron James, Cavaliers players and Celtics teammates shook Hayward’s hand before he left the court.

Hayward, the former No. 9 overall selection, visited the Miami Heat, Celtics and Utah Jazz before making his free agency decision, eventually landing with Boston. He spent seven years with the Jazz.

Hayward, who is coming off an All-Star year for the Jazz and made it to the second round of the NBA playoffs, shook up the power in the Eastern Conference by adding a legitimate second offensive weapon to a Celtics team lacking one in last year’s playoffs.

He averaged a career-best 21 points and five rebounds per game last season.

Ohio State football podcast: Find out what surprised Mike Schrage most about Ohio State

Published: Wednesday, October 18, 2017 @ 10:16 AM

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Get insight and reaction to Ohio State football on the Inside the Shoe podcast, brought to you by Land of 10. On the latest edition, Kyle Lamb sits down with Buckeyes’ assistant basketball coach Mike Schrage in the first of three interviews with Chris Holtmann’s staff.

Among the topics discussed on Wednesday is Schrage’s background working for a pair of Hall of Fame coaches, the staff’s recruiting philosophy and what’s impressed Schrage about Ohio State through four months.

You can listen to the entire show in the embedded SoundCloud player below. You can subscribe to Inside the Shoe  on iTunes and  Google Play. It is available for direct  download here.

Every episode of Inside the Shoe can  be found here.

Other topics discussed on Inside the Shoe Wednesday include:

  • How Schrage got into coaching college basketball and his experience working for two separate distinguished coaches.
  • His reaction to Holtmann taking the job at Ohio State and what’s surprised him most about the first four months.
  • The most important traits and character profile Ohio State coaches are looking for when evaluating a prospect in recruiting.
  • The remaining spot the Buckeyes have left for the 2018 class and what the coaches intend to do with it.
  • Ohio State’s offensive and defensive philosophy as well as the division of labor among the coaching staff with skill instruction and gameday preparation.
  • Progress of point guard C.J. Jackson and his importance.
  • The status of freshman Kyle Young after getting his tonsils removed recently.

On the Inside the Shoe podcast for Thursday, Kyle will speak with Ohio State assistant Ryan Pedon in the second of three 1-on-1 interviews. Also scheduled to join the show is NBC College Basketball Talk’s national basketball analyst Rob Dauster to talk Ohio State and Big Ten basketball for the upcoming season.

NBC College Football Talk’s Zach Barnett will join the show on Friday to talk college football and preview Ohio State’s showdown with Penn State on Oct. 28.

If you enjoy the show, please rate, review and subscribe on iTunes.

 

Arkansas tabbed 6th in SEC basketball preseason projections

Published: Wednesday, October 18, 2017 @ 10:15 AM

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The Arkansas men’s basketball team is picked to finish just about the heart of the SEC standings this year.

The league’s preseason predictions and All-SEC selections were announced Wednesday morning. Arkansas was picked to finish sixth in the 14-team league. Just ahead in fifth was Missouri and just behind in seventh was Vanderbilt.

Arkansas’ slotting is a downgrade of where coach Mike Anderson’s team was predicted and where they finished last year. The Razorbacks ended the regular season third in the SEC with a 23-8, 12-6 record. They made the SEC Tournament championship game, falling to Kentucky. Arkansas was then an 8-seed in the NCAA Tournament where it beat Seton Hall in the first round then pushed eventual national champion North Carolina until the final minutes.

The Razorbacks did not have anyone among the 12 players named to the preseason All-SEC teams. Guards Jaylen Barford and Daryl Macon are the most likely candidates to make it after the season is over. Barford and Macon, now both seniors, put their names into the NBA Draft but removed them before the deadline in order to return to Arkansas. They were the second and third leading scorers on last year’s team.

Part of the reason for the projected drop is what the Razorbacks lost. Gone are double-digit scorers Moses Kingsley and Dusty Hannahs. Gone is “glue guy,” as Anderson called him, Manny Watkins. Anton Beard, also a guard, joins Macon and Barford as experienced players, but the next highest scorer back is 6-foot-7 forward Dustin Thomas at just 5.3 points.

National magazines had Arkansas predicted between fifth and 10th. If Arkansas were to finish sixth, it would almost definitely put the Razorbacks squarely on the NCAA Tournament bubble. The SEC landed five teams in the NCAA Tournament last season. The year before it was only three. In 2015, it was five. The league has not had more than five in over a decade.

An Arkansas trip in 2017-2018 would be its third in four years. All under Anderson, who is entering his seventh season as head coach.

Predicted Order of Finish

1. Kentucky
2. Florida
3. Texas A&M
4. Alabama
5. Missouri
6. Arkansas
7. Vanderbilt
8. Georgia
9. Auburn
10. Ole Miss
11. South Carolina
12. Mississippi State
13. Tennessee
14. LSU

Preseason All-SEC

Kevaughn Allen, G – Florida
Yante Maten, F – Georgia
MIchael Porter Jr., F – Missouri
Hamdiou Diallo, G – Kentucky
Robert Williams, F – Texas A&M

SEC Player of the Year:
Maten, Porter, Williams (tied)