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College Corner: Holy Redeemer grad Darius Washington stepping up for Eastern basketball

Darius Washington has had a solid season with the Eastern men’s basketball team, but he really stepped it up in back-to-back games for the Eagles last week. The 6-foot-1 junior guard, a Holy Redeemer grad, scored a career-high 21 points in an 82-72 loss to Misericordia in a MAC Freedom game on Jan. 10 in […]

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Chapter one: Misercordia men’s volleyball to play first-ever game Friday

DALLAS — College athletics are in Robert Wingert’s blood. The first-year Misericordia head men’s volleyball coach has been around college athletics his entire life. And now, at just 23 years old, he’s taking another step deeper into the family business. Wingert’s father, Phil, has been with Wilkes University for the last 36 years, including 27 […]

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Jake Fromm is key to Georgia’s hopes of contending again in 2018

ATLANTA — Jake Fromm won over his coach yet again even after he couldn’t win Georgia’s biggest game in almost four decades. Fromm was the biggest surprise of Georgia’s breakout season. After finishing 2016 unranked and with five losses, Georgia won 13 games before suffering a 26-23 overtime loss to Alabama in Monday night’s national […]

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Nick Saban: ‘This will be a game I’ll never forget’

ATLANTA — Nick Saban wins one title and moves on to figuring out how to get the next. It’s part of his famed Process. But Saban’s sixth national title , and fifth in nine years, was different and not just because it put him in a tie with Alabama icon Bear Bryant for the most […]

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No mystery: Georgia, Alabama like running, stuffing the run

ATLANTA — There’s no mystery in what the Georgia and Alabama offenses do best: Run the ball. Stopping them is harder to manage, though both defenses do that quite well, too. The third-ranked Bulldogs pound away with Sony Michel and Nick Chubb, one of college football’s best tailback tandems. No. 4 Alabama will counter in […]

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Georgia’s Kirby Smart latest mentee who’ll try to topple mentor

Nick Saban vs. Kirby Smart is only the latest in a line of high-stakes coaching matchups between mentors and mentees over the history of college football. In 1938, with Heisman Trophy winner Davey O’Brien leading the team, TCU’s Dutch Meyer beat old boss Matty Bell of SMU to finish a 10-0 regular season. The Horned […]

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College Football Notebook: Quarterback Lamar Jackson leaving Louisville for NFL draft

(AP) — Lamar Jackson is leaving Louisville to enter the NFL draft, one season after becoming the youngest Heisman Trophy winner. The 20-year-old junior quarterback tweeted Friday that he talked with his family before announcing the decision, which was confirmed by the school. His decision was somewhat expected after he compiled some statistics that were […]

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Smart guarding against emotional drain on Georgia players

ATLANTA — It took two overtimes for Georgia to finally beat Oklahoma and claim its spot in the national championship game. Each extra second added more drama — and more reason for coach Kirby Smart to worry about the needle on his players’ collective emotional tank. Factor in the drain of the cross-country flight back […]

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Alabama’s Rashaan Evans hoping for another big title game

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Alabama’s Rashaan Evans has saved his best for the last game two years running. He twice sacked Clemson’s Deshaun Watson in the national championship game two years ago as a backup linebacker with all of seven tackles coming into the finale. Last season, he racked up a career-high 11 tackles against the […]

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Texas A&M adds Notre Dame coordinator Elko to Fisher’s staff

Texas A&M has hired Notre Dame defensive coordinator Mike Elko to coach Jimbo Fisher’s defense. Texas A&M announced the hiring on Thursday, a few hours after Fighting Irish coach Brian Kelly posted on Twitter that Elko had accepted an offer to be the Aggies’ defensive coordinator. Elko was at Notre Dame for one season and […]

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