The Carolina Panthers agreed to terms with fourth-round running back Chuba Hubbard Thursday morning. The team took the former Oklahoma State star with the No. 126 overall pick in last week's NFL Draft. Hubbard’s projected contract is expected to come out to four years with a total value of $4,193,174. His signing bonus projects to be $713,174. A three-star prospect in Oklahoma State’s 2017 recruiting class, Hubbard held offers from the likes of Alabama, Auburn, Georgia and many others, but chose to play for head coach Mike Gundy in Stillwater instead. Hubbard got his fair share of reps as a freshman with 740 yards and seven scores on 124 carries, but then blew up onto the scene as a sophomore. Hubbard had 2,094 yards and 21 touchdowns on the ground that season, but his heavy workload of 328 carries might have impacted him in 2020. Hubbard battled injury all year long in 2020 and was only able to play in seven games all year. He had 625 yards and five … [Read more...] about Chuba Hubbard agrees to terms with Carolina Panthers on rookie contract
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Push for the Playoffs will run every morning through the end of the 2020-21 NHL season. We’ll highlight the current playoff picture in both conferences, take a look at what the first-round matchups might look like, see who’s leading the race for the best odds in the draft lottery and more. When you get this deep into the NHL playoff push, you can boil down teams to a few categories. Different people will describe them in different ways. But, here are a few ways to look at various teams as the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs rapidly approach: Surviving: From the Blues and Predators, to teams with shaky odds (Stars), to truly unlikely dreamers (Canucks). These are the teams that haven’t clinched yet, or haven’t been officially eliminated. Thriving: Chalk this group up to “champagne problems,” or good problems to have. Teams like the Bruins, Hurricanes, Islanders, Penguins, and other already-clinched teams can now get greedy. They want the best possible playoff seed, with these last … [Read more...] about Push for the Playoffs: Seeding a bigger focus for Hurricanes, top East teams
When Missouri and BYU football had their 2020 matchup called off after the SEC decided to go to a conference-only schedule, the big question was when the two teams would be able to find a new date for the game, if at all. An answer has now been provided, and those who are playing in the game may very well be at a point where they are just now learning the fundamentals of football. It was announced on Wednesday that the Tigers and Cougars will now clash in Provo during the 2035 season -- 15 years after the two teams were originally scheduled to complete the second leg of a home and home series. The contest will be played on Sept. 8 of that season. Last year, the teams were scheduled to clash on Oct. 10 before the pandemic and SEC's changed policy resulted in the game being scrapped from the schedule. The schools have only previously met twice. The first meeting came in the 1983 Holiday Bowl, which BYU won, 21-17. The 2015 meeting in Columbia saw Mizzou prevail by a score of 20-16. … [Read more...] about Missouri at BYU moved to 2035, 15 years from original date
To say this weekend's series at Alabama looms large for Ole Miss might be an understatement. Depending on how the series in Tuscaloosa plays out and how other action across the league is decided, the Rebels could finish as high as third and as low as eighth in the final regular-season SEC standings. Ole Miss (34-16, 12-9 SEC) enters the series in fifth place in the SEC. Alabama (39-7, 15-6 SEC) sits at third in the league. Both teams are shoo-ins for the NCAA postseason. For the Rebels it will be their fifth consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance. Alabama is currently ranked No. 3 nationally in the latest D1Softball Top 25 and the Crimson Tide owns the nation's top RPI rating. Ole Miss comes in at No. 22 in this week's top 25 with an RPI rating of No. 23. "We have a great opponent in Alabama," said Ole Miss head coach Jamie Trachsel, "they really don't...Take it for what it's worth, but at some point it's really out of your control. We're focused just on the now and playing our … [Read more...] about Softball Rebels focused on only what they can control as Bama series begins tonight
Getty Images By all appearances, the Packers and quarterback Aaron Rodgers have set up shop on the other side of a thick line in the sand, and no one is budging. Unless the two sides reach a compromise (if there was a compromise to be had, it arguably would have already happened), someone will have to blink. Will it be Rodgers? Based on the world-class grudges he has held in the past, that’s highly unlikely. Will it be the Packers? There has been no indication that they’ll give in, which obviously could be aimed at maximizing whatever someone else offers for him. There’s another angle worth considering, and it traces to the fact that the Packers don’t have a traditional owner. If the team had an owner who couldn’t be fired, the owner could/would survive making a mistake in the handling of Rodgers. CEO Mark Murphy is the closest thing the team has to an owner, and he risks eventual accountability based on the manner in which the Rodgers saga unfolds. The options for the … [Read more...] about Do Packers prefer an Aaron Rodgers retirement to a trade?