More College Hoops Tuesday’s Things To Know: Kansas loses again, Nebraska losing luster and Kentucky ramping up Dylan Osetkowski, Defense Lead Texas Past No. 11 Kansas 73-63 Player of the Year Power Rankings: Zion Williamson has become normalized It’s been 15 years since someone other than the Kansas Jayhawks could call themselves the outright Big 12 regular season champion, a streak that is almost as impressive as the half-decade of consecutive seasons where we found ourselves asking at some point if this is finally going to be the year. Is this when the title streak comes to an end? Or will, inevitably, the trophy end up back in Lawrence as it always does? I do not know have that answer, but I do know this: As of today, January 30th, Bill Self’s team is as bad as I can remember seeing them be. But whether or not they are truly in danger of seeing their decade and a half of dominance come to an end is more complicated than that. Kansas lost on Tuesday … [Read more...] about Film Room: What’s Wrong With Kansas, and The Marcus Garrett Conundrum
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The Titans and Vikings need wins to get into the playoffs, while the Steelers need to win and get help by R.J. White @rjwhite1 1m ago • 12 min read There are several teams playing for everything on Sunday, as three playoff spots are still up for grabs. And there are key injuries that could affect who gets each one.The Steelers could be without their top receiver as they face the Bengals, as Antonio Brown was unable to practice Thursday or Friday due to a knee injury before being ruled questionable for the game. While James Conner was able to practice in full the entire week, he also received a questionable tag for Sunday. While the Steelers are huge favorites, no win is guaranteed in the NFL. You can stream Bengals-Steelers and all Sunday's games on fuboTV (Try for free).In Minnesota, the Vikings need a win to clinch a playoff spot, but they'll have to get it without starting middle linebacker Eric Kendricks after he was ruled out on Friday. The … [Read more...] about Week 17 NFL injuries: Marcus Mariota, James Conner, Antonio Brown, T.Y. Hilton, Xavier Rhodes questionable
— Carolina placed quarterback Taylor Heinicke on injured reserve after he sustained a left elbow injury in his first career NFL start, a 24-10 loss to the Falcons on Sunday, in place of Cam Newton (shoulder). Coach Ron Rivera said undrafted rookie Kyle Allen will start against the Saints this weekend with Carolina already eliminated from playoff contention. Carolina signed Garrett Gilbert, who was with the team in training camp, on Wednesday to be Allen's backup. … [Read more...] about NFL notes: Marcus Mariota misses Titans practice but hopes to play against Colts
The Titans have a problem. They’re stuck in the in-between. Mike Vrabel’s team is good enough to sneak into the playoffs, but not advance beyond the Divisional Round. It’s bad enough to crash out of the postseason race with a 7-9 record, but not awful enough to claim a premier draft pick. It’s the same competitive limbo in which the NBA’s Milwaukee Bucks were trapped from 2002 to 2015 — hovering around .500 with no clear path to prosperity. And at the heart of this football purgatory is Marcus Mariota. Mariota has been an inconsistent presence behind center for the Titans, lighting up opponents some weeks and deflating like a popped Barney balloon in several others. As he finishes up his age-25 season, there’s a chance he may never realize the potential that made him the No. 2 overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft. But Mariota is also an occasional stud in a league where quarterback play is more important than ever. On Monday night, he completed … [Read more...] about What should the Titans do with Marcus Mariota?