UM-LSU football opener gets its own Marvel comic book cover to juice up fans

Nothing like a comic book cover on steroids to get University of Miami and LSU football fans juiced up. ESPN and Marvel teamed up to unveil four comic book covers … Click to Continue »

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Where’s the Hurricanes’ front-line beef? UM hopes these two additions are Grade A

They are two big bodies with experience, but new to the University of Miami. And the Miami Hurricanes hope those two young men— one inside each of the front lines— … Click to Continue »

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Trevor Lawrence excelling at Clemson. There’s one big adjustment he has to make

It has been obvious from the moment Trevor Lawrence enrolled at Clemson in January that he is anything but your typical freshman quarterback. As the No. 1 overall recruit in … Click to Continue »

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High school football preview: Bishop Grimes

Eight-man football was created in part to make smaller schools competitive, and Bishop Grimes took advantage in the first season of Section III’s eight-man division. In their final season playing traditional 11-man football, the Cobras went 2-5. But in its debut eight-man season, Bishop Grimes went 6-0 and won the first ever Section III 8-man championship.

As the season approaches, Bishop Grimes’ players want a repeat. Here’s a preview of how they plan to do it.

2017 record: 6-0; inaugural Section III 8-man division champions

Head Coach: Jason Wait, entering fourth season as head coach

Driving distance from SU: 6.3 miles

Players from last year’s team who graduated: Seven

Notable returners:
  • Nate Gay, WR/CB, Senior
  • Dalton Darmuth, OL/DL, Senior
  • Tyler Wait, RB/WR/CB, Senior
  • TJ Bradford, WR/CB, Senior

Opening game: Sectional final rematch with New York Mills; Sept. 15, noon at Bishop Grimes

Key Storylines:
  • A sophomore quarterback, yet to be fully decided in preseason competition, will be replacing a four-year starter
  • The quest to repeat as 8-man sectional champions as more teams join the division
What they’re saying:
  • Head coach Jason Wait: “You realize that you’re starting the year with a target … You know other teams are looking to be the first team to beat you.”
  • Jason Wait: “Grimes was not a winning program for a long time, 30 years. To have the junior class and sophomore class see that last year, what it was like to win and feel that. Your seniors go on, they’re graduated, and now your junior class has come up. It’s been nonstop of, ‘Let’s do it again, we can do this.’”
  • RB/WR/CB Tyler Wait: “Win it again. If there’s states, we want to win states. And I think there’s a national championship, down in Florida or something. If we do that, that’d be cool. That’d be sick.”
  • OL/DL Dalton Darmuth: “We lost some big players, quarterback, wide receiver, but the young kids we have coming in are pretty good. I feel good about this year.”
  • LB Colin Cavanaugh: “It felt great having an undefeated season, let alone wins for the first time in a long time.”

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Pitt notebook: Quintin Wirginis says defense can be best in country

Chaz Palla | Tribune-Review<br/>Pitt’s Quintin Wirginis through drills during practice Aug. 2018 at UPMC Rooney Sports Complex.
Pitt senior middle linebacker Quintin Wirginis said players are working more than they're sleeping during training camp, but he wouldn't have it any other way. ...

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‘That man’s a hero.’ UM center remembers slain coach as Parkland kids return to school

Corey Gaynor is working hard to solidify his spot as backup center to UM senior standout Tyler Gauthier. On Wednesday, sweat pouring down on another brutally hot summer day at … Click to Continue »

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Pat Narduzzi calls Kenny Pickett’s streak ‘pretty amazing, so far’

Chaz Palla | Tribune-Review<br/>Pitt quarterback Kenny Pickett goes through during drills on the firs day of practice Friday, Aug. 3, 2018 UPMC Rooney Sports Complex.
Right again, Kenny. Pitt coach Pat Narduzzi confirmed Wednesday morning what quarterback Kenny Pickett said Tuesday: He did not throw an interception through the first ...

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Football star sues Miami restaurant chain over deal. A murder case is one reason why

Former University of Miami and NFL star football player Jonathan Vilma made a splash in South Florida’s business community, announcing he was partnering with a hip new restaurant chain to … Click to Continue »

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Miami Hurricanes quarterback Jarren Williams back at UM practice Wednesday

Good news Wednesday for the Miami Hurricanes football team. Freshman quarterback Jarren Williams was practicing during media viewing and taking reps and making throws with the other quarterbacks. Williams left … Click to Continue »

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Pitt defense shows depth, especially up front

Former Pitt All-American Aaron Donald sat by himself along a fence Tuesday, watching his former team practice in the rain while his contract dispute with ...

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