ChrisKY91: How much does a school’s brand (athletic outfitters - Nike, Adidas, Under Armour) factor into recruitment, program building and overall success? Since the CFP started only one non Nike school - Notre Dame/Under Armour has made the cut. It’s been nearly a decade since a non Nike school won a National Title - 2011 Auburn Under Armour. Did Michigan and Tennessee see a boost from switching from Adidas to Nike and conversely did Miami and Washington take a hit going to Adidas from Nike? Nike does sponsor a large majority of top programs in college athletics- so maybe it’s a chicken/egg scenario. Why does it seem these other brands (specifically Adidas) not seem as interested in merchandising gear for their schools? IMO getting a stronger foothold in college athletics would boost and strengthen these brands in this country. Could you see any of these re-emerging brands like New Balance or Puma try and get into the game? … [Read more...] about Would Texas win the ACC if Clemson and Texas traded conferences?
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I've always wanted to help Mitch because a lot of people turned their backs on him. I've known him 25 years but only met in person twice. I've been to New York twice but Mitch wasn't available. One day I plan to fly out and spend time with him. That needs to be sooner rather than later. … [Read more...] about Mitch ‘Blood’ Green: Mike Tyson’s fiercest rival struck up unlikely friendship with a fan that lasted 25 years
As mentioned earlier, the ACC might help Notre Dame out this season (an FBS Independent program) by allowing them into the conference this year. According to Richmond Times-Dispatch reporter David Teel, ACC commissioner John Swofford has said that if the league adopts an all-conference football schedule for 2020, Notre Dame likely will be in the mix. … [Read more...] about SEC East and ACC rivals still want to play in 2020
Other career highlights for Posey include NL MVP (2012), NL Comeback Player of the Year Award (2012) and a Gold Glove Award (2016). Posey missed the bulk of the 2011 season due to a lower-body injury that was sustained during a collision at home plate in a contest against the Miami Marlins. That said incident was widely considered as a tipping point for MLB to eventually adopt rule aimed at preventing future injuries of such nature, stating that runner may not run out of a direct line to the plate in order to initiate contact with the catcher, or any player, covering the plate. … [Read more...] about San Francisco Giants star Buster Posey will not play in 2020
— le10sport (@le10sport) July 10, 2020 - Will Roma get a deal done for Chris Smalling? Gianluca Di Marzio says Roma are in negotiations with Manchester United to make the defender's move permanent. The report says Roma's offer of €3m (£2.7m) to extend the loan for a season before a €15m (£13.4m) offer to make the move permanent has been deemed too low. … [Read more...] about Rumour Has It: Man City to offer two players for Koulibaly, Liverpool won’t pursue Thiago