Report: Browns will cut Pryor after fight with teammate

Published: Thursday, September 07, 2017 @ 3:24 PM

In an oddity, the Browns released safety Calvin Pryor on the Thursday before the first game Sunday. Pryor reportedly fought a teammate in practice.



The fight reportedly occurred with receiver Ricardo Lewis. Browns coach Hue Jackson said there are no plans to release Lewis.

Details haven’t emerged regarding the confrontation.

Gentry’s big game lifts Wright State to eighth straight win

Published: Thursday, January 18, 2018 @ 9:53 PM


            Wright State sophomore guard Cole Gentry scored a career-high xx points Thursday night in a x-x victory at Green Bay. JOSEPH CRAVEN/CONTRIBUTED PHOTO
Wright State sophomore guard Cole Gentry scored a career-high xx points Thursday night in a x-x victory at Green Bay. JOSEPH CRAVEN/CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Cole Gentry scored a career-high 23 points Thursday night as Wright State jumped on Green Bay early and never trailed on the way to an eighth consecutive victory.

Gentry was 5 of 5 from 3-point range and 9 of 11 overall to lead five Raiders in double figures as they coasted to an 80-67 victory at the Resch Center.

The win keeps Wright State (15-5) in first place in the Horizon League at 7-0, extending the best start in conference play in program history.

Freshman center Loudon Love added 12 points and a game-high 14 rebounds for his eighth double-double of the season and fourth in the last five games.

Wright State led by as many as 23 points before Green Bay (8-14, 3-6 HL) closed within single digits in the final two minutes.

Freshman Everett Winchester scored 14 points and grabbed six rebounds, while junior Mark Hughes had 13 and freshman Jaylon Hall contributed 10.

The Raiders hit a season-high 11 3-pointers on 21 attempts and were 30 of 60 overall.

They held the Phoenix to 23 of 64 shooting, with half of those attempts coming from beyond the arc (8 of 32).

WSU returns to action at 8 p.m. Saturday night at Milwaukee.

Northern Kentucky thumped the Panthers 91-64 Thursday night to stay one game behind the Raiders.

Dr. Dan Ross announces retirement as executive director from OHSAA

Published: Thursday, January 18, 2018 @ 1:34 PM
Updated: Thursday, January 18, 2018 @ 10:30 PM


            Dr. Dan Ross, 2012
Dr. Dan Ross, 2012

Ohio High School Athletic Association Executive Director Dr. Dan Ross will retire from that position on Sept. 15.

His resignation was accepted and announced by Twitter during the monthly OHSAA board meeting on Thursday in Columbus. No other details were given. A release is expected on Thursday afternoon.

Ross has been in that position since Aug. 1, 2004 when he succeeded Clair Muscaro. Like Muscaro before him, Ross oversaw a myriad of changes to the OHSAA, none more impactful than the competitive balance issue that was instituted this school year.

Ross has been plagued by health issues in recent years. He suffered a heart attack in November 2015 following routine colon surgery for diverticulitis. He remains on a national donor list for a heart transplant. He took a long leave of absence to recover and had eased back into daily OHSAA duties.

A Portsmouth native, he also served as a superintendent, principal, teacher, counselor, coach and contest official prior to accepting the OHSAA position as commissioner.

What Steve Alford, Bruins players said after UCLA’s loss to Oregon State

Published: Thursday, January 18, 2018 @ 9:06 PM

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UCLA fell to Oregon State on Thursday night in a close contest, 69-63.

Aaron Holiday led the Bruins with 22 points, but it wasn’t enough to get past a Beavers team that saw all 5 starters score in double figures.

Here’s what UCLA coach Steve Alford (and center Thomas Welsh and guard Aaron Holiday) had to say after the loss, via the Los Angeles Times’ Ben Bolch:

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Baker Mayfield thinks he should be placed higher in mock drafts

Published: Thursday, January 18, 2018 @ 3:17 PM

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Baker Mayfield might need to dig out the “pretenders” sign once again when the NFL draft arrives in April.

According to the Tulsa World’s Eric Bailey, the former Oklahoma quarterback voiced frustration on Thursday over his placement among quarterbacks in several NFL mock drafts.

“I’m still not in the top 4 of anybody’s QB board,” Mayfield said. “It’s the same thing over again.”

Mayfield went on to say that the “winning speaks for itself” despite many experts acting skeptical over his future career in the NFL, according to Bailey.

The 2017 Heisman Trophy winner’s draft stock has varied widely among prognosticators.

ESPN NFL draft expert Mel Kiper Jr. released his first mock draft Thursday and — the fourth quarterback taken. Others experts, such as ESPN’s Todd McShay, have predicted Mayfield to be a “career backup.”

Regardless, Mayfield’s final season in Norman was one to remember. The question now remains whether or not NFL front offices will think he can keep up that success in the pros when the draft rolls around.

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