Lautaro Martinez: Inter Milan fans love meby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLautaro Martinez insists he’s happy at Inter Milan.The striker has managed just five starts since his arrival from Racing.But he told ESPN: “The idea is to play more and win a place in the team.“Every day we train to improve and show the Coach that we’re up to the task.“I haven’t played much, but I think I’ve done well whenever I have. I’m having fun, the fans love me and I want to keep doing well.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say
DALLAS – OCTOBER 11: A general view of the Oklahoma Sooners and the Texas Longhorns during the Red River Rivalry at the Cotton Bowl on October 11, 2008 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) Twitter/@bigtenconfConference realignment has slowed in recent years, mostly due to lengthy television contracts and a restructuring of college football’s postseason format. But it’s just a matter of time before it all heats up again. It’s no secret that some Big 12 ADs are already angling to push the conference to add two schools in the near future.In the last 15 years, dozens of schools have changed allegiances. The ACC has gutted the Big East twice, taking Miami, Virginia Tech, Boston College, Pittsburgh, Syracuse and Notre Dame. The Big Ten now has Nebraska, Maryland and Rutgers. The SEC yanked Texas A&M and Missouri from the Big 12. The Pac-12 now includes Utah and Colorado. The Big 12 has West Virginia and TCU. Those are only changes to the power conferences.Many in the industry believe we’re eventually headed for four “super” conferences – which contain either 16 or 18 programs each. It isn’t that far-fetched of an idea, given what we’ve seen the past decade or two. It would also make the College Football Playoff much easier to predict during the season.We’re going to go out on a ledge and predict 10 major college football/basketball programs that will be in different conferences in 2026. Let’s get started.Get Started: Texas –> Pac-12 >>>Pages: Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11
Virginia Fan Viral Meme Twitter/@TheTroyJohnsonEvery summer, dozens of fan bases get excited for the coming season – all assuming that this is going to be the year that their team runs the table and emerges with a national championship. As we all know, only one team actually wins the title, so most of them are going to be disappointed at some point.We’re here to give 10 fan bases a dose of reality before the season even starts. Being on this list doesn’t mean your team is going to have a bad season – but it does mean that supporters need to temper expectations. Without further ado, here are the 10 fan bases that we believe are the most delusional heading into the 2016 season. Will some prove us wrong? We’ll find out.Get Started: No. 10 ??? >>>Pages: Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11
Aaron Wan-Bissaka has been urged to ignore the fee that Manchester United invested in his potential, with Denis Irwin claiming that “£50 million for a full-back is going to become the norm”.The Red Devils have spent big acquiring the services of a highly-rated 21-year-old .Just one full season was spent within the first-team fold at Crystal Palace before Wan-Bissaka was lured to Old Trafford. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? His price tag means that added pressure has been lumped onto his young shoulders, but Irwin believes that the talented right-back will cope and shift attention away from his asking price.A man who once filled a full-back berth at United said in the Evening Standard of Wan-Bissaka and the Red Devils’ focus on landing players of promise: “He is very quick, a modernday full-back in the fact that he was a winger and has played very, very well in the 15 months that I have seen him at Crystal Palace in a defensive role.“There is a lot more pressure on him now, but hopefully he will be able to handle that. We needed a bit of pace and youth in the team. “He and Dan James seem quite humble. I have noticed that in and around training and they seem quiet. “There is nothing wrong with that, they will keep their heads down and work hard because they have a big opportunity now here to play for one of the biggest clubs in the world and they have got to love that. “You have got to ignore the fee. I think £50 million for a full-back is going to become the norm.”Wan-Bissaka is adamant that he will not allow the price on his head to become an issue , with the youngster determined to let his football do the talking.He has said, with United currently in Australia on pre-season duty: “I expected it [pressure] when I came here. It is a big club. I wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for Crystal Palace, so the attention will always be there. I just need to play my game and block it out.“I wanted to take my development to the next level and this was the team where I thought I could do it.“The style of play, the way they work, the intensity – that is going to develop me as a player. I always want to be pushed to reach my potential.” Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.
COLUMBUS, OH – NOVEMBER 03: A general view as the Ohio State Buckeyes enters the field before the game against the Wisconsin Badgers on November 3, 2007 at Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. Ohio State defeated Wisconsin 38-17. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)Ohio State typically plays in front of one of the best crowds in college football. Ohio Stadium seats more than 100,000 and Buckeye Nation packs it to capacity every week.Well, almost every week. The weather has affected today’s showing, unfortunately.It’s been raining – hard – in Columbus all day and it’s not supposed to stop anytime soon.This has resulted in a less-than-full Ohio Stadium for this afternoon’s Ohio State-Rutgers contest.Plenty of empty seats in the rain here at Ohio Stadium as the game gets set to kick off. pic.twitter.com/0rOGz40ybu— Dan Hope (@Dan_Hope) September 8, 2018The Ohio State-Rutgers game isn’t the only college football contest affected by weather today. There are storms all across the midwest.Ohio State and Rutgers are playing on BTN.
Following a rough start to the 2018 season, the Michigan Wolverines have truly found an identity. More importantly, Jim Harbaugh’s club finally had a statement victory last night.With the Wisconsin Badgers coming into Ann Harbor, the Wolverines put together their best performance of the season. Shea Patterson and Karan Higdon carried the load on offense, totaling 195 yards on the ground.On the defensive side of the ball, Michigan kept Alex Hornibrook under duress, forcing him into two interceptions.When asked about Michigan’s victory and chances at being a contender for the College Football Playoff, ESPN analyst Paul Finebaum sounded optimistic about the Wolverines.From 247Sports.com:“They are because they have so many opportunities ahead,” Finebaum said. “The Notre Dame game is long gone. They have Michigan State. They have an elite program that James Franklin has developed at Penn State (laughs) — didn’t hear his press conference last night. … Then there’s Ohio State. I don’t think they’ll get there because I still like Ohio State, but give Jim Harbaugh credit. A lot of people were trying to write him off a couple of weeks ago.”It’s going to be a tough road for the Wolverines, but victories over the Spartans, Nittany Lions, and Buckeyes would most likely punch their ticket to the playoff.As long as Michigan continues its recent production, the team’s hopes of winning a national championship will be intact.
LUBBOCK, TX – OCTOBER 18: Head coach Kliff Kingsbury of the Texas Tech Red Raiders during game action against the Kansas Jayhawks on October 18, 2014 at Jones AT&T Stadium in Lubbock, Texas. Texas Tech won the game 34-21.(Photo by John Weast/Getty Images)Over the weekend, Texas Tech announced the firing of head coach Kliff Kingsbury. After six seasons as the team’s head coach, Kingsbury found himself out of the job, but likely not for long.According to multiple reports, NFL and college football teams alike are interested in bringing in the former Red Raiders head coach. Kingsbury has become one of the hottest names in coaching and teams are clamoring to bring him in as an offensive coordinator or quarterbacks coach.Count USC among those interested. Kingsbury was in Los Angeles earlier this week and was reportedly in town again today.According to a report from Trojan Insider, the Trojans have made Kingsbury the team’s new offensive coordinator.TrojanInsider.com been told by a source close to the USC football program that former Texas Tech head coach Kliff Kingsbury has been hired as the new offensive coordinator for the Trojans. We haven’t been able to confirm that with the athletic department, but our source is very close to the situation.If the report is accurate, USC fans have to be happy with the hire. Kingsbury is a proven offensive assistant coach and will be vital in the development of young quarterback J.T. Daniels.Stay tuned.[TrojanInsider]
AUBURN, AL – SEPTEMBER 03: Jadar Johnson #18 (C) celebrates with Van Smith #23 and Cordrea Tankersley #25 of the Clemson Tigers after intercepting a pass during the second half against the Auburn Tigers at Jordan Hare Stadium on September 3, 2016 in Auburn, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)Last spring, former Clemson All-ACC safety Jadar Johnson was one of three former college football players arrested on suspicion of armed robbery. That case came to a close today.Johnson has pleaded guilty to common law robbery of an ex-teammate’s apartment. The teammate’s name has not been made public.He was arrested along with another Clemson football player, C.J. Fuller, and former Duke player Quaven Ferguson.The three men, two of whom won a national championship at Clemson in 2016, were initially charged with armed robbery and possession of a weapon. The common law robbery charge is much less serious, as the initial one could have carried a 30-year sentence.Jadar Johnson was sentenced to six years in prison, but that was suspended down to three years of probation.From the Greenville News on his sentence:Johnson’s six-year prison sentence handed down was suspended to three years of probation. Johnson must also complete 200 hours of community service, nine months of house detention, have mental health counseling and submit to random drug and alcohol testing, court records show. He will be allowed to travel for work if he has no positive drug test.Johnson’s attorney Bakari Sellers was happy with the result, saying that Johnson will have his record cleared if he does not violate that probation:“This is a very good result for Jadar so he can continue his career,” Sellers said Tuesday. “He is a great kid who made a mistake.”Johnson retired after a brief NFL stint after he left Clemson, where he was an All-ACC safety.Fuller, the other Tigers player involved, tragically died last fall, as he was looking to come back from a knee injury and finish his college career at another program.[Greenville News]
As a redshirt sophomore in 2017, Wolf finally saw significant playing time. He had three catches for 48 yards in three games that year.Last year, Wolf had five catches for 30 yards and his first-ever touchdown.If Wolf wants to make his former team pay for not giving him more time on the field, he’ll get his chance on October 5. COLUMBIA, SC – OCTOBER 27: Eli Wolf #80 of the Tennessee Volunteers catches a touchdown against the South Carolina Gamecocks during their game at Williams-Brice Stadium on October 27, 2018 in Columbia, South Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)Georgia was able to pry tight end Eli Wolf away from their SEC rival Tennessee via the transfer portal earlier this year. After some silence as to why he was staying in the conference, Wolf has decided to tell his story.In an interview with The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Wolf revealed that Georgia head coach Kirby Smart personally reached out to him when he entered the portal. He told the publication that most of the calls he received were not from head coaches.“Coach Smart was actually one of the first people to get a hold of me… That was very humbling and awesome. A couple of weeks after that I was sure this was the place I was going to go.”Wolf said he realized that the tight end position was “a position of need” and felt that he would be able to contribute.“Realistically, there was a position of need,” Wolf said. “Charlie and (John) FitzPatrick are both great tight ends. I felt like I could help the team along with those guys.”Coming out of high school in 2015, Wolf was only considered a two-star prospect, but worked his way into the Tennessee lineup as a walk-on.