“We appreciate Larry’s pioneering efforts in growing the conference by adding new competitive university programs and accelerating the Pac-12 to television network parity with the other conferences,” University of Oregon President Michael Schill said in a statement. “At one point, our television agreement was the most lucrative in the nation and the debut of the Pac-12 Network helped deliver our championship brand to US and global markets on traditional and digital platforms. That said, the intercollegiate athletics marketplace doesn’t remain static and now is a good time to bring in a new leader who will help us develop our go-forward strategy.” … [Read more...] about Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott Stepping Down At End Of June
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For the Bills, they were able to overcome a sluggish offensive performance thanks to their strong defense in a 17-3 win over Baltimore at home last week in strong winds and biting cold in Buffalo. The Bills broke the game open on Taron Johnson’s 101-yard interception return for a score. Allen and Stefon Diggs have become an elite pass/catch combo, but the Bills fate could rely on finding an ability to run the football with someone other than their quarterback. Buffalo rushed for only 32 yards on 16 carries against the Ravens. Without that running threat, the Bills could give the ball back to the Chiefs and Mahomes a lot. And that could be a real problem. … [Read more...] about Patrick Mahomes, Josh Allen are headline acts in AFC Championship game.
“We want Mahomes against Josh Allen, right?” Cowherd said. “That’s reasonable. And I’m sitting here this morning thinking if I’m the NFL, Patrick Mahomes is going through protocol. I find the day Patrick Mahomes can play — and that’s when we play. Why not?” … [Read more...] about Colin Cowherd Suggests NFL Delay AFC Championship Until Chiefs’ Patrick Mahomes Can Play
"That was crazy," Ursin said about the loss to Iowa State. "We have to be motivated this entire season. Whether we do it ourselves as a team, with our coaches — we have to find a way to keep winning ballgames doing the best we can. We're not trying to break another streak. We're trying to defend our territory and defend our Big 12 championship." … [Read more...] about Ursin has 20 points, No. 9 Baylor beats Oklahoma State 77-58
Yet the matter is of course not so simple. The Patriots could have put themselves in a position to move on from Brady and still succeed without him, even if he was able to do the impossible and maintain his level of play at 43 and beyond. The fact that the team was caught in such a poor position in terms of offensive talent, salary cap space, and expiring contracts coming off a relatively down year in 2019 tells the broader story of how the Patriots ended up where they did in 2020. … [Read more...] about Patriots Proven Wrong On Tom Brady Decision, But Belichick’s Situation Is More Complicated Than That