Oberst, member of Dayton’s first NIT team, dies at 87

Published: Wednesday, September 13, 2017 @ 2:27 PM

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Clete Oberst, a member of the first Dayton Flyers team to play in the NIT, died at 87 Sunday in Centerville.

A native of Owensboro, Ky., Oberst attended St. Joseph’s High School and upon graduation, according to his obituary, “he took his ‘A’ game, with his visionary jump shot, and hitchhiked to Dayton. He enrolled at the University of Dayton to fulfill his desire for a college degree and to continue his love for basketball.”

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Oberst played for Tom Blackburn’s 1949-50 team that finished 24-8. He played for Dayton’s NIT runner-up team in 1951.

Long after his playing career ended, Oberst returned to the University of Dayton as the director of development and planned giving from 1975-92. His obituary described him as one of the biggest fans of the university and the basketball program.

Oberst is survived by his wife of 25 years, Dee. A visitation and viewing will be held from 2-5 p.m. Sunday at the Tobias Funeral Home at 5471 Far Hills Ave, Dayton, OH 45429. The funeral will take place at 10 a.m. Monday at UD’s Chapel of the Immaculate Conception.

NFL mock draft 2018: First-round projections, top players, 2018 NFL Draft order (01/19/2018)

Published: Friday, January 19, 2018 @ 2:30 AM

NFL Draft 2018 predictions are coming in as NFL Playoffs are set for conference championship games. Find 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 USC QB
2 New York Giants Connor Williams Texas OT
3 Indianapolis Colts Saquon Barkley Penn State RB
4 Cleveland Browns Mike McGlinchey Notre Dame G
5 Denver Broncos Baker Mayfield Oklahoma QB
6 New York Jets Josh Rosen UCLA QB
7 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Bradley Chubb NC State DL
8 Chicago Bears Courtland Sutton SMU WR
9 San Francisco 49ers Derwin James Florida State DB
10 Oakland Raiders Minkah Fitzpatrick Alabama DB
11 Miami Dolphins Roquan Smith Georgia LB
12 Cincinnati Bengals Quenton Nelson Notre Dame G
13 Washington Redskins Calvin Ridley Alabama WR
14 Green Bay Packers Joshua Jackson Iowa DB
15 Arizona Cardinals Mason Rudolph Oklahoma State QB
16 Baltimore Ravens Denzel Ward Ohio State DB
17 Los Angeles Chargers Orlando Brown Oklahoma OL
18 Seattle Seahawks James Washington Oklahoma State WR
19 Dallas Cowboys Christian Kirk Texas A&M WR
20 Detroit Lions Ogbonnia Okoronkwo Oklahoma LB
21 Buffalo Bills Josh Allen Wyoming QB
22 Buffalo Bills Arden Key LSU DL
23 Los Angeles Rams Rashaan Evans Alabama LB
24 Carolina Panthers Maurice Hurst Michigan DL
25 Tennessee Titans Sam Hubbard Ohio State DL
26 Atlanta Falcons Vita Vea Washington DL
27 New Orleans Saints Marcus Davenport UTSA DL
28 Pittsburgh Steelers Malik Jefferson Texas LB
29 Jacksonville Jaguars Harold Landry Boston College LB
30 Philadelphia Eagles Tremaine Edwards Virginia Tech LB
31 Minnesota Vikings Billy Price Ohio State OL
32 New England Patriots Derrius Guice LSU RB

NFL mock draft 2018: ESPN projections by Mel Kiper

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

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

CBS Sports projection

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

NFL mock draft 2018: First-round projections for 2018 NFL Draft

Sports Illustrated’s NFL executive-vetted projection

1 Sam Darnold USC QB
2 Saquon Barkley Penn State RB
3 Josh Rosen UCLA QB
4 Bradley Chubb NC State DE
5 Minkah Fitzpatrick Alabama CB
6 Quenton Nelson Notre Dame G
7 Mike McGlinchey Notre Dame OT
8 Connor Williams Texas OT
9 Denzel Ward Ohio State CB
10 Josh Allen Wyoming QB
11 Derwin James Florida State S
12 Da’Ron Payne Alabama DT
13 Courtland Sutton SMU WR
14 Harold Landry Boston College DE
15 Roquan Smith Georgia LB
16 Calvin Ridley Alabama WR
17 Christian Wilkins Clemson DT
18 Tarvarus McFadden Florida State CB
19 Orlando Brown Oklahoma OT
20 Clelin Ferrell Clemson DE/LB
21 Austin Bryant Clemson DE/LB
22 Christian Kirk Texas A&M WR
23 Sam Hubbard Ohio State DE/LB
24 Arden Key LSU DE
25 Chukwuma Okorafor Western Michigan OT
26 Dre’Mont Jones Ohio State DT
27 Baker Mayfield Oklahoma QB
28 Derrius Guice LSU RB
29 Isaiah Oliver Colorado CB
30 Rashaan Evans Alabama LB
31 Damien Harris Alabama RB
32 James Washington Oklahoma State WR

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.

30.

31.

32.

Iowa State upset at Oklahoma ranked No. 8 among best games of 2017 by SB Nation

Published: Friday, January 19, 2018 @ 4:46 AM

Iowa State played in some thrilling games this season, and two of them have now been ranked among the 10 best games of the year.

The Cylones’ 38-31 win at Oklahoma on Oct. 7 was the No. 8-ranked game in the top 100 matchups of the 2017 season from SB Nation’s Bill Connelly. Their 44-41 overtime loss to Iowa came in at No. 6.

The Cy-Hawk Trophy loss may have been a thrilling game, but it’s not the game Cyclone fans will remember most fondly. Beating the Sooners on the road with a backup walk-on quarterback will be the defining moment of the year. Oklahoma probably thought it had an easy matchup coming against Iowa State, but Iowa State proved that idea wrong quickly.

From SB Nation:

Only, the Cyclones kept hanging around. They tied it at 24 on a pass to Marchie Murdock. And after OU missed a field goal, ISU took the lead on Trever Ryen’s 57-yard catch-and-run. OU responded, but ISU kept charging. Allen Lazard’s gorgeous touchdown put the Cyclones ahead again with 2:19 left.

Stunned it still had to keep fighting, the Sooners’ offense stalled at its own 42, and Iowa State had pulled one of 2017’s biggest stunners. The Cyclones are OU’s daddy until next year in Ames.

Iowa State capped off that game by planting their flag at midfield, an homage to Baker Mayfield. It was one of the best games of the year and one of the biggest wins in program history.

WATCH: CATbus catches fire on Clemson campus

Published: Friday, January 19, 2018 @ 4:41 AM

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Students at Clemson went through a scary ordeal on Friday morning when a CATbus caught fire.

The bus caught fire near a Clemson dormitory while transporting students. Thankfully, everybody was able to make it off the bus without injury and there was no damage to any other vehicle due to the fire.

However, as you can see here, the fire raged on and Fort Hill Street eventually had to be shut down for cleanup.

According to a report from TigerNet.com, the university is investigating the cause of the fire. Clemson Area Transit is a fare-free service provided for Clemson student and residents through local, state and federal grants.

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SB Nation ranks Texas-USC rematch as ninth-best game of 2017 season

Published: Friday, January 19, 2018 @ 4:36 AM

The rematch of the 2006 Rose Bowl National Championship wasn’t quite as entertaining as the original, but Texas and USC still gave the nation one of the top games of the 2017 season.

In a game few expected Texas to keep close, the Sam Ehlinger-led Longhorns went toe-to-toe with then-Heisman favorite Sam Darnold and a potent USC offense. It became a surprisingly low-scoring affair, but following a 14-play, lead-capturing drive in the fourth quarter than put Texas ahead 17-14 with less than one minute remaining, a Chase McGrath field goal as time expired sent the game to overtime.

The fun didn’t end there, either.

After the Trojans and Longhorns exchanged touchdowns in the first overtime, an Ehlinger fumble at the goal line and subsequent McGrath 43-yard field goal ended a game that largely lived up to the expectations; one that SB Nation ranked as the ninth-best game of the 2017 season.

“The first half was a nightmare offensively, but a Texas pick-six (not Darnold’s fault!) kept the Horns in it. The teams traded punts and turnovers until a bonkers final minute that saw Texas drive to go up three after an Ehlinger touchdown, then saw USC drive for a game-tying field goal, with Gus Johnson justifiably freaking out.”

“In overtime, Darnold was who we hoped he’d be. He threw a laser touchdown on the first play, and following a short Texas touchdown, USC forced a fumble in 2OT, setting up Chase McGrath (the most USC name) to kick the game winner.”

“Oh, and this was 11 years after these teams met in their epic Rose Bowl national championship, giving it a game-of-the-week atmosphere the whole time.”

The good news for college football fans is at the same time next season, the Longhorns and Trojans will do it once again. On Sept. 15, Texas will welcome USC to Darrell K. Royal—Texas Memorial Stadium in hopes of earning the first truly notable win of the Tom Herman era.

If the 2017 edition was any sign of what’s to come, the latest installment of Texas-USC will be yet another can’t-miss event.