WATCH: Liverpool ace Oxlade-Chamberlain clashes with angry Man Utd fansby Paul Vegas4 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool ace Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain clashed Manchester United fans after full-time at Old Trafford.The midfielder was clearly told to “F*** off” while talking to one fan, while another rejected his offer of a fist bump.It’s not clear why the 26-year-old went to the home fans after the end of the 1-1 draw.Some viewers on social media claimed that Ox had been getting some stick from that section of the crowd while warming up.Oxlade-Chamberlain involved in row with Man Utd fans as smiling star told to ‘f*** off’ and has fist bump rejected It is not clear why the smiling Ox went over to the fans. The incident took place after the 1-1 draw between Man Utd and Liverpool at Old Trafford pic.twitter.com/x6b86Lx20t— Lilian Chan (@bestgug) October 20, 2019 About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Evra: Why Burnley winger Lennon one of the toughest opponentsby Paul Vegas3 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United hero Patrice Evra admits Burnley winger Aaron Lennon was one of his toughest opponents.Evra clashed with Lennon when he was with Leeds United and Tottenham.He says the winger’s pace and style of play would sometimes cause him problems.”Lennon is the kind of player – if I wasn’t 100% fit – he would run behind me, and defenders hate when that happens.”He had this quick movement and it was also difficult to play against him.”
Twitter/Playoff Twitter/PlayoffTuesday night, the College Football Playoff committee unveiled its third set of rankings, which features no changes from 1-5, but a major shakeup after. Clemson, Alabama, Ohio State, Notre Dame and Iowa held serve, but a number of teams, including Oklahoma, made major moves.At this point, while there is still a great deal of football to be played, a few things are obvious. There are seven teams that are in complete control of their own destiny. What does that really mean? If these seven teams win out, they’re locks for the College Football Playoff – no question. These squads are either undefeated or are involved in virtual play-in games that will knock out other contenders.The two teams with the best playoff odds that don’t control their own destiny? That’d be Oklahoma, which, given its loss to Texas, would need a little help to get in with an 11-1 record, and Notre Dame, which won’t have the luxury of claiming a conference championship, should it also finish with an 11-1 mark. Oddly enough, there are many who believe that the last playoff spot could come down to the Sooners and the Irish.Here are the seven teams that control their own destiny.7 Teams: Clemson >>>Pages: Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8
INDIANAPOLIS, IN – DECEMBER 02: The Ohio State Buckeyes celebrate after their 27-21 win over the Wisconsin Badgers during the Big Ten Championship game at Lucas Oil Stadium on December 2, 2017 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)There are times when it’s appropriate to show good sportsmanship, and times when you should stand up for what you believe in.For Big Ten commissioner Jim Delaney, Ohio State’s Big Ten Championship win and subsequent snub from the College Football Playoff should have been the latter.Following the new College Football Playoff ranking, which saw Ohio State snubbed for Notre Dame and Oklahoma, Delaney told The Athletic that he was “not frustrated” by the ranking.“Obviously would love to be in system every year but have respect for those chosen and offer sincere congratulations to players and coaches at Alabama, Clemson, ND and OU.”“[We are] proud of our teams, players and coaches in 2018. We look forward not backwards and appreciate the great conference competition/conference race. … We define ourselves, and CFP does its job with a four-team field.”While certainly intended to show good sportsmanship, the effect that the statement had on fans of the Buckeyes and Big Ten alike was poorly-received.Unreal. Fight for your league, Jim.https://t.co/ZEaPD93To0— Eleven Warriors (@11W) December 2, 2018If he’s not pissed off about his champion not being picked two years in a row, why’s he even the commissioner???? He should be fighting for all of his teams and making a case for them! That’s his job. Fight for conference and make a case for the top teams. What a joke!— Off To Indy! ⭕️????⭕️ (@tshay77) December 2, 2018Since the inception of the College Football Playoff in 2014, only three Big Ten teams have made it into the tournament.Notably, the Big Ten champion has been snubbed in each of the last three seasons.Even though Ohio State made it in in the 2016-17 edition, it was Penn State that won the conference title that year.
NASHVILLE, TN – OCTOBER 01: Hundreds of fans of the Florida Gators cheer after a Gator filed goal against the Vanderbilt Commodores during the first half at Vanderbilt Stadium on October 1, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images)Emails sent between Florida and UCF’s athletic directors regarding a potential non-conference football series have been obtained by the Orlando Sentinel.Much was made last week about a potential series between the Gators and the Knights, with Florida head coach Dan Mullen sending a strong message to UCF.“I think we offered them a two-for-one like we do with most schools in their position, which is actually really a good deal,” Mullen said. “They have the opportunity to have an SEC school play at their place. It would potentially be a big deal for them. I know I’ve done it that way. … If they want to try and toughen their schedule, that would be great, a good opportunity for them if they want take it. It’s up to them.”The Orlando Sentinel has since obtained some emails between Florida and UCF’s athletic directors.Florida is not interested in playing in a home-and-home series. UCF, meanwhile, isn’t interested in playing in a two-for-one series.“UF isn’t in the market for home-and-home or a neutral site games against non-Autonomy 5 opponents,” Florida’s Scott Stricklin wrote. “However, we would be open to a series similar to what we’ve agreed to with USF … two games in Gainesville and one in Orlando. We are in need of a home opener for the 2022 season, so the 9/3/2022 date you mention would be a perfect date to begin the series, and we can fill in the remaining games from there.”White then seemed to take umbrage with Stricklin grouping UCF in with other “non-Autonomy 5 opponents” and sent a lengthy email urging Stricklin to help him change an unfair system.“You mention not playing a neutral site contest versus a non-autonomy 5 opponent, but a UF vs. UCF game held in our state would certainly be a sellout, which would be a positive for both of us financially,” UCF’s Danny White wrote. “I think that our team has shown on the field that we are far from a typical ‘non-autonomy 5’ opponent.”A Florida-UCF non-conference series would be a lot of fun to watch, but the Gators probably do have more to lose than the Knights, so it’s not surprising that a home-and-home might not happen.You can view the full exchange here.
ATLANTA, GA – JANUARY 01: McKenzie Milton #10 of the UCF Knights looks to pass in the second half against the Auburn Tigers during the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on January 1, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)The road to recovery has been long for UCF quarterback McKenzie Milton who suffered a horrific knee injury during the season. Milton has already undergone numerous surgeries on his leg and has another scheduled for early this year.The star UCF quarterback led his team to an incredible winning-streak before suffering the freak injury. Now, he’ll have to watch from the sidelines as his undefeated Knights take on LSU in the Fiesta Bowl this afternoon.ESPN gave an update on the health and status of the star QB. The Knights reportedly remain hopeful that Milton will play in 2019.“The Knights remain hopeful that Milton will return to play football in the 2019 season or beyond after he suffered a serious right knee injury in November against USF,” ESPN’s Mitch Sherman said.Injured UCF quarterback McKenzie Milton huddles with teammates ahead of the Fiesta Bowl kickoff. The Knights remain hopeful that Milton will return to play football in the 2019 season or beyond after he suffered a serious right… https://t.co/IUBGd8YXpM pic.twitter.com/6aksTnGqgz— Mitch Sherman (@mitchsherman) January 1, 2019For now, Milton will watch from the sideline and hope to will his team to victory over yet another SEC program in a huge bowl game.UCF and LSU kick off at 1:00 p.m. ET on ESPN.
SANTA CLARA, CA – JANUARY 07: Trevor Lawrence #16 of the Clemson Tigers attempts a pass during the first quarter against the Alabama Crimson Tide in the CFP National Championship presented by AT&T at Levi’s Stadium on January 7, 2019 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence celebrated the national championship with teammates yesterday at the White House. As you probably know by now, Lawrence and the Tigers dined on fast food, courtesy of President Trump.With the government partially shut down, Trump bought dinner for the Clemson contingent, serving hamburgers, french fries, salads and pizza from various fast food establishments.It was certainly a different kind of White House cuisine, but Lawrence told TMZ after the event that he “loved” the spread.“It was awesome,” Lawrence told us while taking pics with Clemson fans … “We had McDonalds and everything. It was good!”Another fan asked Lawrence how many times he plans on returning to the White House — to which he replied, “Hopefully, a few more!”Lawrence may have been a fan of Trump’s menu, but he did take time out on Twitter to point out that a meme that is circulating containing a supposed quote of his has been fabricated.I never said this by the way… I don’t know where it came from. However the trip to the White House was awesome! https://t.co/dhYzZpSNUD— Trevor Lawrence (@Trevorlawrencee) January 15, 2019Lawrence has two more years at Clemson. Trump has at least two more years in the White House.The odds of them seeing each other again? Pretty good, as Clemson is going to be a national title contender next season and beyond.
The first three ABC Saturday Night Football games. pic.twitter.com/HkO8XKuq5a— Ralph D. Russo (@ralphDrussoAP) May 15, 2019Expect more primetime games to be revealed in the coming weeks. Meanwhile, FOX has already announced it will showcase its best game of the week at noon.The 2019 college football season kicks off August 24 when Florida faces Miami in Orlando and Arizona visits Hawaii.We can’t wait. SANTA CLARA, CA – JANUARY 07: Trevor Lawrence #16 of the Clemson Tigers attempts a pass during the first quarter against the Alabama Crimson Tide in the CFP National Championship presented by AT&T at Levi’s Stadium on January 7, 2019 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)The 2019 college football season is less than four months away. As usual, there are a number of huge matchups in the first few weeks of September.This morning, the first three ABC primetime games were announced. They include two premier non-conference tilts and an ACC showdown.All three games will kick off at 7:30 p.m. ET. Auburn and Oregon will start things off on August 31 from Arlington, Texas. LSU and Texas will meet the following week in Austin.Then, in Week 3, Syracuse will host Clemson. The Orange upset the Tigers two years ago at home and nearly did the same in Death Valley in 2018.
CLEMSON, SC – SEPTEMBER 5: A general view of Memorial Stadium during the game between the Clemson Tigers and Wofford Terriers on September 5, 2015 in Clemson, South Carolina. (Photo by Tyler Smith/Getty Images)Terry Bowden has worked at several big programs in his four decades as a coach, with his biggest role coming as head coach of Auburn from 1993 to 1998. After being fired from his most recent coaching job at Akron, he’s now set to join one of the biggest programs in college sports.According to TigerNet, Bowden is slated to join the Clemson Tigers as a graduate assistant. Per the report, he is pursuing a Master’s degree in athletic leadership and will be working as an unpaid intern during that time.Bowden’s family has strong ties to the ACC, and Clemson specifically. His father Bobby Bowden was a legendary head coach at FSU for decades, while his brother Tommy Bowden was Dabo Swinney’s predecessor at Clemson.This is Bowden’s first job with an ACC school since a brief stint as a Florida State graduate assistant in 1982. Terry Bowden joins #Clemson coaching staff as grad assistant: https://t.co/bcgSaVC3cp pic.twitter.com/FVf6gYPhce— TigerNet.com (@ClemsonTigerNet) June 10, 2019He found early success as head coach Salem and Samford, leading the latter to a 21-5 record in his last two seasons before being hired by Auburn.As head coach of Auburn, Bowden led the Tigers to a 47-17-1 record in five-and-a-half years at the helm, as well as two bowl victories.After resigning in 1998, he worked the next few years as a broadcaster before taking over as head coach of Division II North Alabama in 2008.He joined Akron in 2012 but had only one winning season before being fired at the end of the 2018 season.
The Badgers are favored by roughly 3.5 points, and it appears ESPN is also siding with Paul Chryst’s squad.According to ESPN’s Football Power Index, Wisconsin has a 70.0 percent chance of defeating Michigan.Those are pretty low odds for the Wolverines, but it’s not surprising when you consider how dominant the Badgers have looked thus far. It also helps that they’ll have home-field advantage in this game.Kickoff for this game is at 12 p.m. E.T. from Camp Randall Stadium.Which team do you have winning this matchup: Michigan or Wisconsin? ANN ARBOR, MI – OCTOBER 13: Lavert Hill #24 of the Michigan Wolverines celebrates his second half touchdown with Josh Metellus #14 after intercepting a pass against the Wisconsin Badgers on October 13, 2018 at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)Two of the best teams in the Big Ten will battle it out this afternoon as Wisconsin hosts Michigan. Both programs are undefeated and coming off their bye week.Michigan needed overtime to defeat Army in its previous matchup, meanwhile Wisconsin dismantled Central Michigan.While the focus in Ann Arbor is on Shea Patterson and his early struggles to start the season, the fans in Madison are loving every chance they get to watch Jonathan Taylor.Even though quarterbacks are becoming the overwhelming favorites to win the Heisman Trophy, the Wisconsin tailback has a legitimate chance of winning the hardware. In two games this season, Taylor has over 300 scrimmage yards and eight touchdowns.