NORMAN, OK – SEPTEMBER 17: Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes walks off the field alongside his wife Shelley after his team won 45-24 against the Oklahoma Sooners at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on September 17, 2016 in Norman, Oklahoma. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)A video of Urban Meyer’s wife down on the sideline during the Ohio State blowout win over Michigan has been going viral on social media.FOX’s cameras panned to Urban Meyer’s family in the final moments of the Buckeyes’ big win over the Wolverines.Urban’s wife, Shelley, got really emotional.”That’s the emotion of this very difficult season pouring out.” – @joelklattUrban Meyer’s wife gets emotional on the sideline as the game comes to a close pic.twitter.com/yAp3UID0x3— FOX College Football (@CFBONFOX) November 24, 2018Urban got pretty emotional when his family got brought up in his post-game press conference, too.Urban Meyer getting choked up at the podium talking about his family means to him. Had to stop and compose himself.— Ben Axelrod (@BenAxelrod) November 24, 2018Ohio State has more football to be played, of course. The Buckeyes will face Northwestern in the Big Ten Championship Game on Saturday.
NORMAN, OK – NOVEMBER 25: The Oklahoma Sooners and West Virginia Mountaineers in between plays at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on November 25, 2017 in Norman, Oklahoma. Oklahoma defeated West Virginia 59-31. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)One of the country’s top JUCO recruits has announced his college decision.LaRon Stokes, the country’s No. 3 strong-side defensive end out of Northeastern Oklahoma A&M, has committed to Oklahoma.The top JUCO prospect chose the Sooners over Oklahoma State and Oregon, among other programs.Stokes announced his decision on Twitter.“Excited to say I’ve committed to the University of Oklahoma,” he tweeted.Excited to say I’ve committed to the University of Oklahoma @LincolnRiley @CoachThibbs @RuffinMcNeill @TFB_Sooners pic.twitter.com/htegiIH0ZC— LaRon Stokes Jr 1G ? (@LStokes35) December 17, 2018Stokes is ranked the No. 45 overall prospect in the 2019 JUCO class.Oklahoma’s 2019 class is ranked No. 9 in the country.
Finebaum then asked Saban to get more specific.“Coaching,” he said. “We had a lot of guys who wanted to be head coaches at different places. It takes a special person to say focused on what they have to do now when they have job somewhere else that’s awaiting them and they have a responsibility on staffs.”Alabama, which fell to Clemson in the national title game in blowout fashion, had major coaching turnover following the year.The Crimson Tide lost seven assistant coaches following the 2018 season, with just one – Mike Locksley to Maryland – taking a head coaching job.Saban added that he’s not being critical of those coaches. It’s just something the program has to deal with.“I’m not being critical of those people,” Saban added. “It’s just very challenging. And we had a lot of that on our staff last year, and I think those relationships with players go a long way to keeping players where they need to be to do the things they need to do – continue to prepare, practice the way they need to practice so that they can continue to improve and get better, and we just didn’t do that very well at the end of last year.”Alabama heads into the 2019 season with high hopes once again.The Crimson Tide are expected to start the year ranked No. 2 in the country, as the favorite in the SEC. AUBURN, AL – NOVEMBER 25: Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide leads his team in warm ups prior to the game against the Auburn Tigers at Jordan Hare Stadium on November 25, 2017 in Auburn, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)Assistant coach turnover has been a major topic of discussion for Nick Saban’s Alabama football program lately, with one major recruit suggesting it’s a factor in some of the Crimson Tide’s recent recruiting losses.Saban was asked about his coaching staff turnover at SEC Media Days today.The Alabama head coach gave an honest assessment of things, speaking to Paul Finebaum on the SEC Network.“When the season started, I think we were great,” Saban said. “When we won the LSU game, it just seemed like people’s own agendas starting to become more important.”
Here’s the announcement from the top recruit.Words cannot describe this feeling. I just wanted to say thank you to all of the coaches that gave me an opportunity to play at the next level but I have found my home. 🤘🏾#Dreams2Reality #HookEm @cmitchell2284 @_pouncey @BCarringtonUT @washjwash pic.twitter.com/yaFP7Tw83p— EVP (@EthanPouncey) August 7, 2019Pouncey is the No. 10 cornerback and the No. 26 rising senior in Florida, according to 247Sports’ Composite Rankings.The star recruit has been on the rise lately. Just two months after coming in as the No. 178 recruit in 247Sports’ rankings, Pouncey now sits as the No. 156 recruit in the nation.As a junior, Pouncey compiled 43 tackles, broke up 21 passes, intercepted eight and returned three for touchdowns.Pouncey still has a few months before his has to officially sign with his collegiate program. As of now, however, he’ll join older brother Jordan on the Longhorns.With the latest addition, Pouncey owns the No. 14 class in the 2020 recruiting cycle. AUSTIN, TX – SEPTEMBER 6: An end zone pylon in a general view of Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium before the BYU Cougars play the Texas Longhorns on September 6, 2014 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Chris Covatta/Getty Images)The Texas Longhorns scored another top recruit for the 2020 class.Ethan Pouncey, a four-star corner, announced his commitment to the Longhorns on Tuesday night. Before announcing his commitment, Pouncey was down to Alabama, Auburn, Florida, LSU and Texas.Pouncey took to Twitter tonight to announce he’s headed to play with his brother, Jordan.“Words cannot describe this feeling. I just wanted to say thank you to all of the coaches that gave me an opportunity to play at the next level but I have found my home,” Pouncey said.
He’s gone.According to a report from the Orlando Sentinel, Huggins has been kicked off the Gators football team.Here’s more from the Sentinel:Florida Gators sophomore defensive back John Huggins has been dismissed from the football program, a source confirmed to the Orlando Sentinel Saturday.No further details were available about what specifically triggered Huggins’ dismissal.Huggins allegedly chocked the victim after she took his phone to make sure he would stay for the session. The woman claimed Huggins pulled her hair in an earlier tutoring session.She did not pursue a criminal case and no charges were filed.Head coach Dan Mullen commented on the previous incident, but suggested it had no impact on Huggins’ absence from camp. GAINESVILLE, FL – NOVEMBER 07: Florida Gators helmets sit on the field after the game against the Vanderbilt Commodores at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on November 7, 2015 in Gainesville, Florida. (Photo by Rob Foldy/Getty Images)Earlier this week, a new report found a fifth member of the Florida Gators football program was accused of violence against women during Dan Mullen’s tenure as the team’s head coach.Defensive back John Huggins was accused of choking a female tutor.According to a report from the Tampa Bay Times, Huggins became the fifth member of the Gators football program to have been accused of violence against women – four of which have been released from the program.It didn’t take long for Mullen to make a decision on Huggins’ future with the program.
ESPN college football analyst Kirk Herbstreit has been impressed with the Owls, along with Kansas State, for their win at Mississippi State..@KStateFB HUGE win in Starkville!! Congrats Coach Klieman!— Kirk Herbstreit (@KirkHerbstreit) September 14, 2019Knew @Temple_FB would make @TerpsFootball work today, but Temple Tuff decides to just go ahead and win the game OUTRIGHT!! Congrats Coach Rod Carey on his 1st big time win for the Owls!— Kirk Herbstreit (@KirkHerbstreit) September 14, 2019There’s plenty more action to come today, too.No. 1 Clemson is traveling to Syracuse tonight. Oklahoma is on the road at UCLA. Alabama is taking on South Carolina.More upsets are coming, in all likelihood. NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 23: GameDay host Kirk Herbstreit is seen during ESPN’s College GameDay show at Times Square on September 23, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)It’s early, but Week 3 of the 2019 college football season is already starting to provide us with some drama.There are no games between ranked teams this weekend, though that doesn’t mean it’s going to be a boring slate of college football.Quite the contrary, actually.We’ve already had one top 25 team, as No. 21 Maryland was upset on the road by Temple.
Reuters Port ElizabethMarch 14, 2019UPDATED: March 14, 2019 00:03 IST South Africa vs Sri Lanka 4th ODI: Faf du Plessis scored 43 in South Africa’s victory. (@OfficialSLC Photo)HIGHLIGHTSDe Kock scored his 8th half century in nine innings across formatsSouth Africa lead the five-ODI series 4-0 after the victoryFaf du Plessis also chipped in with 43 runsOpener Quinton de Kock passed the half-century mark for the eighth time in nine innings across all formats to lift South Africa to a comfortable six-wicket victory over Sri Lanka in the fourth One-Day International at St George’s Park on Wednesday.The home side chased down their modest target of 190 in 32.5 overs after winning the toss and electing to field, securing a 4-0 lead in the five-match series with the final fixture to be played in Cape Town on Saturday.De Kock followed up his century in the previous game with 51 from 57 balls as he blasted South Africa to a fast start in pursuit of the win.Captain Faf du Plessis chipped in with 43 and JP Duminy showed form after his return from long-term injury with 31 not out.Sri Lanka were bowled out for 189 in 39.2 overs, their innings rescued to some extent by an extraordinary 58-run final wicket stand between Isuru Udana (78 from 57 balls) and Kasun Rajitha (0).The pair came together with the score on 131 as Udana powered his way to the highest List A score of his career with seven fours and four sixes before he was finally caught by Du Plessis off all-rounder Andile Phehlukwayo (2-21).Fast bowler Anrich Nortje (3-57) was the pick of the home attack, though he suffered in the late onslaught from Udana.South Africa may be concerned at their inability to close out the innings, a feature of their cricket in recent times, with the World Cup starting in a few months.For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow Quinton de KockFollow Faf Du PlessisFollow South Africa vs Sri LankaFollow South Africa vs Sri Lanka 4th ODI Quinton De Kock continues rich form as South Africa thump Sri Lanka in 4th ODIQuinton de Kock scored a half century at St George’s Park on Wednesday as South Africa defeated Sri Lanka by six wickets in the fourth one-day international.advertisement
Aamir Khan refused to eat at Shah Rukh Khan’s house party. Watch video to know whyAamir Khan revealed that he was following a strict diet for Dangal and carried his own tiffin when he was invited to a party at Shah Rukh Khan’s house.advertisement India Today Web Desk New DelhiMarch 28, 2019UPDATED: March 28, 2019 12:39 IST Aamir Khan and Shah Rukh Khan’Mr Perfectionist’ Aamir Khan leaves no stone unturned to get into the skin of his character. For Nitish Tiwari’s sports drama Dangal, he underwent an incredible physical transformation in just five months.When Aamir began shooting for Dangal, he put on weight for the role and was 96 kgs with a paunch. He managed to shed almost 30 kgs in just five months to achieve a sculpted body.At an event on Wednesday, Aamir revealed that he followed his diet to the T, and carried his tiffin with him to parties as well. He narrated an anecdote of how he refused to eat at Shah Rukh Khan’s house during one of his parties because he could not cheat on his diet.”Aap kabhi Shah Rukh se milenge toh unse poochiyega, aur woh aapko bohot interesting kahaani sunayenge. Jab Tim Cook unke ghar pe aaye the, Shah Rukh ne hum logon ko bulaya tha khane pe,” he said.Gauri Khan insisted that Aamir eat something before leaving, and he agreed. “Khana lag gaya toh maine bola main apna tiffin saath mein laaya hoon,” he said, adding that incident took place during the making of Dangal and he was trying to lose weight.Interestingly, when Aamir’s food was served, the guests were shocked at the large portions. In fact, Shah Rukh even asked if he was putting on weight or losing it. Though the Thugs Of Hindostan actor was losing weight, the quantity of his food seemed to suggest otherwise.Currently, Aamir is losing 20 kgs for his next, Lal Singh Chaddha, which is a remake of the Hollywood blockbuster Forrest Gump.ALSO SEE: Aamir Khan’s daughter Ira Khan goes on date night with rumoured boyfriend. Seen yet?ALSO WATCH: In conversation with Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow Aamir KhanFollow Shah Rukh KhanFollow Dangal Next
Gautam Gambhir on MS Dhoni’s future in international cricket: Necessary to take practical decisionsIndia tour of West Indies 2019: All eyes are on India’s senior selection committee meeting scheduled for this weekend as it remains to be seen if MS Dhoni will be considered for the T20I and ODI series, starting August 3.advertisement India Today Web Desk New DelhiJuly 18, 2019UPDATED: July 18, 2019 21:54 IST Will MS Dhoni travel to the West Indies? (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSGambhir said India should focus on giving youngsters opportunities before the next World CupSpeculations are rife about MS Dhoni’s international future after India’s World Cup exitIt remains to be seen if MS Dhoni will be part of India’s squad for West Indies tourFormer India opener Gautam Gambhir has said it’s important to be practical than emotional when it comes to taking a call on the future of MS Dhoni’s international cricket. Gambhir pointed out that MS Dhoni, during his time as captain, always wanted to look into the future and gave youngsters a lot of opportunties.Gambhir’s comments come even as speculations are rife about Dhoni’s future in international cricket. Dhoni, 38, played his last 50-over World Cup match in England earlier this month when India were knocked out of the tournament in the semi-final by New Zealand.Dhoni’s strike rate had been a cause of concern for Team India during the World Cup. Dhoni hit 273 runs from 9 matches at a strike rate of 87.78 but his inability to keep the scoreboard moving right from the word go was questioned.”It’s important to look into the future. And when Dhoni was the captain, he invested in the future. I remember Dhoni saying in Australia that me, Sachin and Sehwag can’t play the CB series [in Australia] together as the grounds were big. He thought young players were needed for the next World Cup. It’s necessary to take practical decisions than being emotional,” Gautam Gambhir told TV9 Bharatvarsh.Gambhir added that India have a good chance to try out youngsters at the wicketkeeper’s position and focus on building a strong team for the 2023 World Cup. The former batsman pointed out that the likes of Rishabh Pant, Ishan Kishan and Sanju Samson can be tried out at different phases in the lead up to the next World Cup.advertisementIndia have a chance to give youngsters opportunities: GambhirRishabh Pant is being looked at Dhoni’s sucessor. The 21-year-old represented India at World Cup 2019 after being called in as Shikhar Dhawan’s replacement.”And India now have an chance to give opportunities to youngsters. Be it Rishabh Pant, Sanju Samson, Ishan Kishan or any other wicketkeeper, whoever is believed to have the potential should be made the wicket-keeper. Give him chances for one and half-years and if he doesn’t perform, then others should be tried out as well. Then one would get to know who the keeper for the next World Cup is,” Gambhir added.Meanwhile, all eyes are on India’s senior selection committee meeting which has been postponed to the weekend as Dhoni’s selection for the West Indies tour, starting August 3 is going to be discussed. Speculations are rife that Dhoni may not go to the West Indies for the limited-overs series, consisting 3 T20Is and as many ODIs.Also Read | India squad selection meeting for West Indies tour postponedAlso Read | Shikhar Dhawan picks up bat for the 1st time after finger injury at World CupAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow MS DhoniFollow Gautam GambhirFollow India cricket teamFollow India tour of West Indies 2019
view more view less commentary scorecard 1st T20I: India overcome batting collapse to beat West Indies after Navdeep Saini heroicsIndia beat West Indies by 4 wickets in the first T20 international in Lauderhill on Saturday to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series. No data available! advertisement graphs Rohan Sen LauderhillAugust 3, 2019UPDATED: August 3, 2019 23:23 IST The win was set up by India’s bowlers led by debutant Navdeep Saini (BCCI Photo)HIGHLIGHTSIndia (98/6) beat West Indies (95/9) by 4 wickets to take 1-0 series leadRohit Sharma top-scored for India with 24 runs while Navdeep Saini starred with the ball with 3 for 17The second T20I of the 3-match series will be played at the same venue on August 4Navdeep Saini starred on his international debut on Saturday as India overcame a spirited effort from the West Indies to win the first T20 international by 4 wickets in Lauderhill and take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series.Chasing 96 for victory, India kept on losing wickets at regular intervals but eventually managed to reach the target with 16 balls to spare. Rohit Sharma top-scored with 24 while Virat Kohli and Manish Pandey made 19 runs each but India were in a spot of bother at 69 for 5 before Krunal Pandya (12), Ravindra Jadeja (8 not out) and Washington Sundar (10*) got the team over the line.Sunil Narine, Sheldon Cottrell and Keemo Paul took two wickets each for the Windies.A six from Sundar to finish the proceedings. We win the 1st T20I by 4 wickets in 17.2 overs #WIvIND pic.twitter.com/y3SKQ82QmjBCCI (@BCCI) August 3, 2019The win was earlier set up by India’s bowlers led by debutant Navdeep Saini, who finished with 3 wickets for 17 runs from 4 overs. He was ably supported by Bhuvneshwar Kumar (2/19) while Washington Sundar, Khaleel Ahmed, Ravindra Jadeja and Krunal Pandya managed to pick up a wicket each.There was no substantive partnership in the West Indies innings with the highest being the 34 between captain Carlos Brathwaite (9) and top-scorer Kieron Pollard (49) for the sixth wicket. Nicholas Pooran (20) was the only other West Indies batsman to score double digit figures.West Indies were reduced to 5 for 33 in the powerplay with Sundar getting rid of John Campbell with his 2nd delivery in the first over itself. This was the second lowest score for the Windies after the loss of five wickets in a T20I match while batting first.advertisementThe collapse started from there on as the Windies batsmen played some rash shots against the Indian pacers and spinners alike.Innings Break!A three-wkt haul for Saini as #TeamIndia bowlers restrict West Indies to a total of 95/9 after 20 overs.#WIvIND pic.twitter.com/MMn9drOxh1BCCI (@BCCI) August 3, 2019Veteran Kieron Pollard was the lone batsman who put up a fight for the home side with 49 runs off 49 balls including two boundaries and four sixes while the rest all failed to fire. Nicholas Pooran (20) was the only other batsman who managed double figures as the Windies got bowled out for the 8th lowest total against India.Saini, who came into the attack in the 5th over, picked up the wickets of Nicholas Pooran and Shimron Hetmyer off successive deliveries in his first over itself.He returned for his second spell and picked up the wicket of Kieron Pollard in the final over without conceding a single run to become only the second bowler after Singapore’s Janak Prakash to manage a wicket-maiden in the 20th over of a T20 international match on debut.Washington Sundar and Bhuvneshwar Kumar removed openers John Campbell and Evin Lewis for a pair of ducks before Saini dented the world champions further with the wickets of Pooran and Htemyer off successive deliveries in the 5th over.West Indies could never recover from there even with comeback man Pollard top-scoring before Saini got his back in the final over which he finished with a wicket-maiden to cap off a dream debut.Also Read | Gautam Gambhir blasts Bishen Bedi, Chetan Chauhan after Navdeep Saini’s dream India debutAlso Read | India vs West Indies, 1st T20I: Navdeep Saini enters record books on international debutAlso Read | India vs West Indies 1st T20I Highlights: India beat West Indies by 4 wickets to go 1-0 upFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byrohan sen Tags :Follow india vs west indies t20Follow Navdeep Saini