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Springfield’s Davis caps freshman season in style in Wisconsin’s Orange Bowl win

Published: Sunday, December 31, 2018 @ 12:26 AM

Miami’s Dee Delaney (3) fails to stop Wisconsin’s Danny Davis III (6) from catching a second-quarter touchdown during the Capital One Orange Bowl at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla., on Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017. (Charles Trainor Jr./Miami Herald/TNS)
Miami’s Dee Delaney (3) fails to stop Wisconsin’s Danny Davis III (6) from catching a second-quarter touchdown during the Capital One Orange Bowl at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla., on Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017. (Charles Trainor Jr./Miami Herald/TNS)

Three touchdown receptions to cap your freshman season in a big-time bowl game?

That’ll do.

»RELATED: Davis displays uncommon skill set in breakout season

Springfield High School grad Danny Davis did just that Saturday night in Wisconsin’s 34-24 win over Miami in the Orange Bowl. The freshman wideout caught touchdown passes of 20, 5 and 6 yards from Alex Hornibrook as the Badgers (13-1) rallied from an early 14-3 deficit to cap the winningest season in school history.

Davis finished with five receptions for 56 yards. He’s the first Wisconsin receiver with multiple TD catches in a bowl game.

The 6-foot, 186-pounder finished the season with 26 catches for 418 yards and five TDs.

Wisconsin’s win pushed the Big Ten’s bowl record to 7-0. The conference can complete a perfect bowl season if Michigan beats South Carolina on Monday in the Outback Bowl.

Trae Young goes off for most points ever in an Oklahoma loss

Published: Sunday, January 21, 2018 @ 6:16 AM

Oklahoma State tried to take advantage of Trae Young’s fear of birds by decorating its student section with posters of Young’s phobia staring directly at the star freshman.

Young was undeterred, however, by the posters, the historic Gallagher-Iba Arena and his lackluster performance against Kansas State last Tuesday.

The Norman, Okla., native scored 48 points — the most of any Sooner ever in a loss. He put up the career-high scoring total while shooting 14-of-39 from the field, 8-of-15 from three and 12-of-14 from the charity stripe.

How does Young’s performance stack up against other large scoring outputs in Oklahoma losses? Well, the National Player of the Year frontrunner is in great company.

5. Mookie Blaylock, 37 points

Then-senior Mookie Blaylock lit up Pittsburgh for 37 points on Jan. 15, 1989. The Sooners fell 99-91 on the road, but Blaylock posted his second-best scoring output in his Oklahoma career against the Panthers. “Wasted was a brilliant national-TV effort from OU guard Mookie Blaylock,” The Oklahoman’s Bob Hersom wrote in the Jan. 16, 1989, edition of the newspaper.

The Sooners made it to the Sweet 16 that season. Blaylock was later taken with the 12th overall pick in the 1989 NBA Draft by the New Jersey Nets and his No. 10 jersey was retired by the Sooners.

T-3. Alvan Adams, 38 points

During Alvan Adams’ freshman year, the big man put up 38 points in a 94-91 loss to Iowa State on Jan. 13, 1973. Oklahoma went 18-8 that season, but failed to make the NCAA Tournament. Adams, an Oklahoma City native and future NBA All-Star, was a double-double machine for the Sooners and has his No. 33 jersey retired at Lloyd Noble Center. Adams was selected by the Phoenix Suns with the fourth overall pick in the 1975 NBA Draft. He spent 13 seasons in the NBA.

T-3. Stacey King, 38 points

Stacey King was a force as a senior, scoring a career high of 48 points on Jan. 28, 1989. King went off for 38 points a few weeks later against then-No. 10 Missouri, but the Sooners lost 98-86 to the Tigers on March 12, 1989. King did all of his work from inside the perimeter and free-throw line. He was still able to post one of the best scoring performances of a Sooner in a loss. The pride of Lawton, Okla., was a consensus first-team All-American and Big Eight Player of the Year in 1989. His jersey is also retired by the Sooners.

2. Buddy Hield, 46 points

Buddy Hield was stellar in a 109-106 triple-overtime loss to No. 1-ranked Kansas on Jan. 4, 2016. Hield put up 46 points against the Jayhawks, hitting 8-of-15 from the perimeter and making 12-of-14 free throws. Hield’s performance was so spectacular, Kansas fans gave him standing ovation as he left Allen Fieldhouse. Hield, of course, led the Sooners to the Final Four later that year, won the John Wooden R. Award and was taken with the No. 6 overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft.

1. Trae Young, 48 points, Jan. 20, 2018

Young’s first Bedlam meeting in Stillwater, Okla., did not go according to plan for the Wooden Award favorite. It was an instant Bedlam classic, but Young, who shot the ball 39 times, could not propel his team to a win. Oklahoma got off to a slow start before Young started cooking in the second half. He finished with 48 points in the defeat, but the nation’s leading scorer has a huge chance to redeem himself with a home game against Kansas on Tuesday.

NFL mock draft 2018: First-round picks, top players, order for the 2018 NFL Draft (1/21/12018)

Published: Sunday, January 21, 2018 @ 2:00 AM

With the 2018 Senior Bowl coming up next week and the conference championship games being held, it’s time to look ahead to the  2018 NFL Draft.  Plenty of elite players declared for the draft, such as Sam Darnold, Minkah Fitzpatrick and Josh Rosen.   Baker Mayfield is expected to take center-stage at the Senior Bowl in Mobile, Ala.

This draft figures to be quarterback heavy, with potentially four signal callers,  Rosen, Darnold, Mayfield and Josh Allen going among the top-10 picks. Of the non-quarterbacks, Penn State’s Saquon Barkley and Texas’ Connor Williams could be selected in the top 5.

The order for the first 20 picks is set.

NFL mock draft 2018, Round 1

  1. Cleveland Browns: Sam Darnold, USC QB: The Browns have to use the pick on a quarterback, and we think they’ll choose Darnold.
  2. New York Giants: Josh Rosen, UCLA QB:  Rosen vs. Darnold will be an interesting debate. The UCLA quarterback might be wired to better succeed in New York than Darnold.
  3. Indianapolis Colts: Connor Williams, Texas T: For the Colts, it’s simple: They must do a better job of protecting Andrew Luck, provided he can return in 2018. As long as Williams can stay healthy, he’ll be a top draft pick.
  4. Cleveland Browns (via Houston): Minkah Fitzpatrick, Alabama DB:  The Browns went quarterback with their first pick. Next up, they grab the best defensive prospect in the class. Fitzpatrick is a queen-on-the-chessboard-type of defensive back.
  5. Denver Broncos: Josh Allen, Wyoming QB: Offensive tackle could be the pick here. Drafting Allen is a risk, but the Denver quarterback situation might be the worst in the league.
  6. New York Jets: Baker Mayfield, Oklahoma QB: The Jets will continue toiling in mediocrity as long as they lack quality quarterback play. If anyone can handle the spotlight and attention that comes with playing for the Jets, it’s the Heisman Trophy winner.
  7. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Bradley Chubb, N.C. State DE: The Buccaneers have stumbled this season thanks to both Jameis Winston’s struggles and a poor pass rush. Chubb should help shore up the latter of their issues.
  8. Chicago Bears: Christian Kirk, Texas A&M WR:  The Bears almost have to pick a wide receiver. While many will peg Alabama’s Calvin Ridley, I think Kirk is a little bit better. But the Bears couldn’t go wrong with either.
  9. San Francisco 49ers: Saquon Barkley, Penn State RB:  With Jimmy Garoppolo looking like the quarterback of the future, San Francisco can draft the best player available, which is the superstar running back from Penn State.
  10. Oakland Raiders: Roquan Smith, Georgia LB: A defense with Khalil Mack on it shouldn’t be as bad as Oakland’s was this season. Smith is maybe the best off-ball linebacker prospect since Luke Kuechly.
  11. Miami Dolphins: Arden Key, LSU DE/OLB : Quenton Nelson could be an option, but instead they’ll take Key. While he might have off-field concerns, the LSU product has the potential to be an elite pass rusher.
  12. Cincinnati Bengals: Mike McGlinchey, Notre Dame T : The Bengals have skill players and a number of young and talented defenders. Where they most need help is on the offensive line. McGlinchey, or his teammate, Quenton Nelson, could be an option.
  13. Washington Redskins: Derwin James, FSU DB: What Washington does will largely depend on whether it keeps QB Kirk Cousins. If it does, look for them to take a player such as James, who is 95 percent the player that Fitzpatrick is.
  14. Green Bay Packers: Josh Jackson, Iowa CB: The Packers were a bit of a mess without Aaron Rodgers, so look for them to go best player available. The secondary was one of their biggest concerns and they’ll address it here.
  15. Arizona Cardinals: Quenton Nelson, Notre Dame G:  If Mayfield were still on the board, he could be an option. Instead, the Cardinals will gladly take the best interior lineman in the class.
  16. Baltimore Ravens: Calvin Ridley, Alabama WR:  The Ravens might have the worst group of pass catchers in the NFL. This makes too much sense.
  17. Los Angeles Chargers:  Da’Ron Payne, Alabama DT : The Chargers had the second-worst rush defense in the league. Payne will help them improve.
  18. Seattle Seahawks: Derrius Guice, LSU RB: The Seahawks have had a revolving door of running backs since Marshawn Lynch departed. Guice should make it two years in a row that an LSU running back goes in the first round.
  19. Dallas Cowboys: Maurice Hurst, Michigan DT: Hurst might not be drafted this high simply because of his position. But the Cowboys need defensive tackles who can play, and Hurst is one of the best football players in this draft class.
  20. Detroit Lions: Tremaine Edmunds, Virginia Tech LB: Running back could be an option here, but Edmunds fits a similar role to what Anthony Barr does for Minnesota.
  21. Buffalo Bills: James Washington, Oklahoma State WR: While they need to figure out their quarterback situation, the Bills need to improve at the wide receiver position.
  22. Buffalo Bills (via Kansas City), Vita Vea, Washington DT: The Bills traded Marcell Dareus earlier this season. And they’ll look to Vea to fill his void.
  23. Carolina Panthers: Courtland Sutton, SMU WR: Offensive line could be the choice, but Cam Newton needs guys on the outside who can help him out. Sutton might be the most physically gifted wide receiver in the draft.
  24. Los Angeles Rams: Orlando Brown, Oklahoma T: Andrew Whitworth was huge for the Rams this season. But he’s also 36 years old. Brown is raw, but he could become the Rams’ left tackle of the future.
  25. Tennessee Titans: Denzel Ward, Ohio State CB: The Titans selected a cornerback in the first round last year and will look to continue to improve their secondary. The Titans also could target a pass rusher.
  26. Atlanta Falcons: Harold Landry, Boston College DE/OLB: The Falcons love athletic playmakers, and Landry fits that role. It would not be a surprise to see him go higher in the draft than this. Landry led the NCAA in sacks in 2016.
  27. New Orleans Saints: Harrison Phillips, Stanford DT: While the Saints defense has made huge improvements, it could stand to get better. Phillips was a monster for Stanford this past season.
  28. Pittsburgh Steelers: Rashaan Evans, Alabama LB:  With the Ryan Shazier injury casting doubt on his NFL future, linebacker becomes a position of need. Evans isn’t the prospect that Shazier was, but he, like many other Alabama linebackers, can be very good.
  29. Jacksonville Jaguars: Mason Rudolph, Oklahoma State QB: Blake Bortles isn’t the answer for Jacksonville. The Jaguars could look at Rudolph or Louisville product Lamar Jackson.
  30. Minnesota Vikings: Billy Price, Ohio State G/C: Quarterback could be in play here, but Price, like Pat Elflein did this season for Minnesota, could be a Day 1 starter on the interior.
  31. New England Patriots: Sam Hubbard, Ohio State DE/OLB: Bill Belichick loves players who have ties to Greg Schiano. Pass rusher is a huge need for New England. And Hubbard’s defensive coordinator is in fact Schiano.
  32. Philadelphia Eagles: Ronnie Harrison, Alabama S:  The Eagles appear set at corner with Ronald Darby, Sidney Jones and Jalen Mills, but the secondary is still a weakness. Harrison could help turn that into a strength.

*Order is through the Divisional round of the NFL playoff. The top 20 picks are official. Picks 29-32 will finalize after each round of the playoffs. San Francisco and Oakland will hold a coin flip for picks 9 and 10.

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(Via Kansas City)

23. Carolina Panthers

24. Los Angeles Rams

25. Tennessee Titans

26. Atlanta Falcons

27. New Orleans Saints

28. Pittsburgh Steelers

Super Bowl 2018: Date, location, TV channel, time

Published: Sunday, January 21, 2018 @ 2:45 AM

Super Bowl 2018 will have the AFC champion playing the NFC champion for Super Bowl LII. Find the date, location, TV channel and time information below.

The New England Patriots beat the Atlanta Falcons in the most recent Super Bowl.

Super Bowl 2018: Date, game information

Super Bowl 52 will be played on Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018. It will feature the AFC champion (New England Patriots or Jacksonville Jaguars) against the NFL champion (Philadelphia Eagles or Minnesota Vikings).

Super Bowl 2018: Location

The 2018 Super Bowl is at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. The city previously served as host of Super Bowl XXVI in 1992.

Super Bowl 2018: TV channel

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 reports.

Super Bowl 2018: Time

Super Bowl 52 starts at 6:30 p.m. ET.

Super Bowl: Scores, winners, results

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 Vikints 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, Fla.
XXXV Baltimore Ravens 34-7 New York Giants Tampa
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
52 Minneapolis

 

Where is Super Bowl 2018? Location, stadium, schedule for Super Bowl 52

Published: Sunday, January 21, 2018 @ 3:15 AM

Super Bowl 2018 will be played on Sunday, Feb. 4. Find location and also schedule for Super Bowl LII below.

The New England Patriots won last year’s Super Bowl.

Super Bowl 2018: Location, stadium

The 2018 Super Bowl is at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. The city previously had Super Bowl XXVI in 1992, with that game at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome.

Super Bowl 2018: Date, game information

Super Bowl 52 will be played Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018. It will have the AFC champion (New England Patriots or Jacksonville Jaguars) against the NFL champion (Philadelphia Eagles or Minnesota Vikings).

Super Bowl 2018: TV channel

The Super Bowl will be on NBC. Al Michaels is doing the play-by-play while Cris Collinsworth is the analyst. Michele Tafoya and Heather Cox are the sideline reports.

Super Bowl 2018: Time

Super Bowl 52 starts at 6:30 p.m. ET.

Super Bowl: Scores, winners, results

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 Vikints 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
52 Minneapolis