Beware the wrath of the Gators

The train is coming and Lane Kiffin better get off the tracks.



Examining Sports

Kiffin, the brash rookie football coach at the University of Tennessee, faces a buzz saw Saturday when his team visits defending national champion Florida.

  • Written by MATT HAMMOND

End of game dramatically changes perception of Navy win


Examining Sports

COLUMBUS — The final six minutes and 30 seconds made a huge impact on the perception of the way Ohio State played in its season opener against Navy on Saturday.

Leading 29-14 with 6:30 remaining in the game, the Buckeyes went for it on fourth-and-two at the Navy 15-yard line. If the Buckeyes would have picked up the first down, they certainly would have come away with at least a field goal. In the very least, Ohio State would have a 33-14 lead with around four minutes to play.
  • Written by MATT HAMMOND

Another mess for Rich Rod

Michigan coach Rich Rodriguez is having such a tough time that even Ohio State people are feeling sorry for him.


New looks add excitement to start of prep football season

The start of the local prep football season always brings a sense of anticipation and excitement for players, coaches, parents and fans.

I also look forward to the start of each fall campaign as there is always a long list of storylines to watch. Here are some of those to look out for this fall.

New coaches: Two of our local prep football programs have new head coaches this fall.

  • Written by MATT HAMMOND

NFL turmoil returns

The National Football League has had plenty of stories and turmoil during the offseason. In predictable fashion, plenty of new stories have surfaced in time for preseason. Here are a few of my favorite:

Crabtree confused

The latest news in the NFL came Thursday with the stunt Michael Crabtree is pulling. The first-round pick and rookie wide receiver out of Texas Tech is threatening to sit out a year and re-enter the NFL draft if he doesn’t get the money he feels he deserves.

  • Written by AARON LaBATT