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UNLV running back looking to use size to his advantage at UCLA
Seven inches. That’s the average difference in height between UNLV starting running back Lexington Thomas and the Rebels’ offensive line, assuming Thomas stacks up to his listed 5-foot-9.
16 points by Las Vegas Sun | American football positions American football Fullback Running back Canadian football Quarterback Sam Boyd Stadium Imperial units
Solich returns to Big 12 country as Ohio plays Kansas
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) - Frank Solich has only fond memories of leading teams against Kansas. Now the longtime coach of Ohio, Solich spent six years running Nebraska's juggernaut in the 1990s and early 2000s. He never lost to the Jayhawks, spanking them by an average margin of 40-9. Things may ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | American football positions American football Canadian football Big 12 Conference Quarterback Texas Blitz Fullback
HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Preseason Sweet 16
    It won't take long to see which team truly belongs in the hot seat atop the early-season poll.    Xaverian and Everett will meet tomorrow in a season-opening clash of the two premier Division 1 football programs in the state over the past 20 years. The Hawks return a solid nucleus from a Super Bowl championship team, while the Crimson Tide are seeking to rebound from a rare off-season by their lofty standards.
71 points by Boston Herald | American football positions American football Canadian football The Return Fullback Tight end Cornerback Super Bowl
Curtis Martin: Jets should ‘at least’ make the playoffs
Jets legend Curtis Martin believes this year’s team should be playing in January. “I would be disappointed if they don’t make the playoffs, to be honest with you,” Martin said. “I think that they have all the pieces in place. I think they have the right coach. I think they have the right quarterback this...
21 points by New York Post | American football Canadian football American football positions American football running backs Fullback 2008 NFL Draft Halfback option play Left-wing politics
Two reasons why the Giants will cover against the Cowboys
After finishing last in the NFL in total defense in 2015, the Giants spent $193.75 million to bring in linebacker Olivier Vernon, corner Janoris Jenkins and defensive tackle Damon “Snacks” Harrison. If they got even half their money’s worth, it should be enough to combat a tough Cowboys offensive line and get after rookie quarterback...
25 points by New York Post | American football positions American football Fullback 2010 NFL Draft Running back National Football League Canadian football Super Bowl
Wojo: Lions are laying it all on the line
Matthew Stafford and the offense are doomed unless a young line develops quickly in the Lions’ new up-tempo attack.        
-1 points by The Detroit News | American football American football positions Offensive tackle Tight end Quarterback Fullback Linebacker Defensive tackle
Fantasy football start/sit for Week 1: Go all in on Derek Carr vs. Saints
Week 1 requires owners to make decisions with less information than they'll ever have during the course of the fantasy season. Fortunately, we've got some fancy stats to help guide your hand as you craft your first starting lineup. Start Derek Carr, QB, Oakland Raiders Three things you can count...
-1 points by Chicago Tribune | San Diego Chargers American football American football positions National Football League Washington Redskins New England Patriots Kansas City Chiefs Fullback
UCLA tight end Caleb Wilson will play a bigger role this week against UNLV
On Sunday, with UCLA’s overtime loss to Texas A&M still a fresh wound, quarterback Josh Rosen delivered some encouraging news to tight end Caleb Wilson.  “We’re going to get you in the game more,” Wilson, a redshirt freshman, remembers Rosen telling him. “We saw some good things from you.” Wilson...
185 points by Los Angeles Times | American football positions American football Fullback Tight end Eligible receiver Wide receiver Linebacker Redshirt
NFL draft: 5 mid-round prospects the Detroit Lions are studying
The Detroit Lions have sent their assistant coaches across the country to work out several interesting draft prospects.        
-2 points by Detroit Free Press | American football positions American football Fullback Wide receiver Tight end Cornerback Canadian football Linebacker
UNH’s Lauderdale, a Concord native, has sights set on pro football career
During his first few years at the University of New Hampshire, Concord’s Andrew Lauderdale wasn’t thinking about the NFL. He was just trying to figure out how to get on the field for the Wildcats.“When I got there initially, I was just like, ‘Wow.’ Compared to New Hampshire high school football, tho...
1 points by Concord Monitor | American football American football positions National Football League Tight end Wide receiver Fullback Cornerback Lucas Oil Stadium
Los Angeles Rams add Matt LaFleur as offensive coordinator, fill out staff
The Sports Xchange Los Angeles Rams coach Sean McVay finalized his coaching staff on Wednesday.
1 points by UPI | American football positions American football National Football League Tight end Wide receiver Fullback St. Louis Rams Quarterback
USC loses assistant coach Tommie Robinson to Ed Orgeron and LSU
Louisiana State has hired assistant football coach Tommie Robinson away from USC, LSU spokesman Michael Bonnette confirmed Tuesday. Robinson was among USC’s most effective recruiters. He is the first Trojans coach to leave the program in the off-season. Robinson, 53, joins the staff of former USC...
48 points by Los Angeles Times | American football American football positions Coaching Canadian football Fullback Ed Orgeron Coach Louisiana
Rob Gronkowski leads RI crowd in chorus of boos for Roger Goodell
One party wasn't enough for Rob Gronkowski today.After the Patriots' duck boat tour through the city of Boston, Gronkowski and a few teammates went with the Kraft family to a rally in Providence. To nobody's surprise, the tight end stole the show.Gronkowski started by trying to hold all five Lombardi Trophies at once. He hoisted them up one by one as the crowd counted, but when he got to the fourth they all started to slip out of his grasp. Fortunately his teammates were there to lend a few helping hands, and none of the trophies fell.
9 points by Boston Herald | New England Patriots Roger Goodell Tight end Providence Rhode Island American football positions Fullback American football Boston
UM's Peoples-Jones rated among nation's top freshmen for 2017
A look at some of the strongest players who enrolled early and could make an impact during spring football practices.        
-2 points by The Detroit News | Quarterback American football American football positions Florida Fullback Season Canadian football Running back
Recruiting: Michigan likely to be more selective for 2018 class
The only two positions of major need for Michigan in the 2018 recruiting class will be tight end and quarterback.        
-2 points by Detroit Free Press | American football positions American football Tight end Eligible receiver Wide receiver Fullback Canadian football Washington Redskins
Whom to watch in Michigan State's 2017 football recruiting class
Breaking down Michigan State's 2017 football recruiting class, from the best player to the biggest steal.        
-2 points by Detroit Free Press | American football positions American football Tight end Michigan State University Wide receiver Fullback Mark Dantonio Cornerback
Why bad weather could wreak havoc on Giants’ kicking game
The weather is expected to turn harsh in time for Sunday’s 1 p.m. kickoff against the Bears, with wind gusts projected as high as 40 mph at MetLife Stadium. Giants coach Ben McAdoo shrugged off the prospect of a wind-blown game when asked Friday. “Yes, we look at the weather,” McAdoo said. “Does that change...
2 points by New York Post | American football American football positions Wind Canadian football Fullback Ankle Game Human leg
MSU's flawed senior class should be appreciated
Spartan seniors helped MSU reach new heights, then endured a final year of trial, tragedy and losing beyond imagination        
-2 points by Detroit Free Press | American football American football positions Michigan State University BCS National Championship Game Tight end Michigan State Spartans football Fullback Super Bowl XLII
Philadelphia Eagles vs Seattle Seahawks: prediction, preview, pick to win
The Sports Xchange Complete watch guide to the Philadelphia Eagles vs Seattle Seahawks game, including when and where to watch, series history, matchups, injury updates, prediction, and pick to win.
14 points by UPI | American football American football positions Quarterback Seattle Seahawks National Football League Fullback United Press International Tight end
UM freshman RB Chris Evans gets chance and runs with it
The running back soared to the top of crowded field of promising recruits in his first season.        
-2 points by The Detroit News | American football Touchdown Jim Harbaugh Canadian football American football positions American football plays Fullback The Play
10 critical stats Lions need to fix — pronto
The team sits in first place in the NFC North at 5-4 but needs to improve in key areas.        
-2 points by The Detroit News | American football positions American football Fullback Washington Redskins Tight end Detroit Lions Canadian football Eligible receiver
Fantasy Football: Must play, sneaky play and stay away in Week 11
With only 12 catches in this span, Prosise has had the most receiving yards (173) of any RB in the league since Week 8.
15 points by Daily News | American football Canadian football American football positions Touchdown Glossary of American football End zone Fullback Tight end
Report: No. 1 recruit sets U-M official visit
Najee Harris verbally committed to Alabama in April but has shown a willingness to explore his options.        
-2 points by Detroit Free Press | American football Fullback American football positions Canadian football Jim Harbaugh Michigan Stadium Halfback option play Running back
It doesn’t sound like the Bears saw the same game we did
Raise your hand if you’re still trying to figure out if the Bears’ red-zone offense comes from The Onion. Let’s go back to Jay Cutler’s strip-sack. I’m sorry, I need to specify. That’s how pathetic Cutler was. Let’s go back to the first strip-sack-fumble. Two plays before the strip-sack at the...
14 points by Chicago Tribune | Detroit Tigers Chicago Bears Jay Cutler American football 2009 Chicago Bears season American football positions Denver Broncos Fullback
Malloy: Fantasy owners have multiple options for injury replacements
New bodies of water formed across the country Sunday night thanks to the cascading tears of fantasy football owners. Week 2 was brutal — one of the most injury-plagued Sundays in a long time — as a slew of big-name players suffered serious setbacks.But if you drafted Adrian Peterson, Danny Woodhead...
-1 points by Chicago Tribune | American football positions American football Washington Redskins Tight end Fullback 2008 NFL Draft American football wide receivers Quarterback
Bruins know they face a tough task in stopping Christian McCaffrey
A McCaffrey has flustered UCLA defensive coordinator Tom Bradley going back to the mid-1980s. Ed McCaffrey grew up in Allentown, Pa., giving Bradley hope that he might be able to lure the standout wide receiver to Penn State when Bradley coached there. But McCaffrey picked Stanford in something...
60 points by Los Angeles Times | American football American football positions San Francisco 49ers Glossary of American football Jim L. Mora Stanford University Canadian football Fullback
Lions film review: Titans' game-winning drive
For three quarters, the Lions held the Titans in check before surrendering a 13-play, 83-yard game-winning drive.        
-1 points by The Detroit News | American football positions American football Tight end Wide receiver Washington Redskins Linebacker Canadian football Fullback
How Bears can get their ground game running against Eagles
Jeremy Langford would be the first to admit it. His longest run in Week 1 against the Texans should have been longer. He sensed it as soon as safety Quintin Demps corralled him to the turf. Watching video of the play later only reinforced his lament. Langford's 15-yard scamper around left end in...
-1 points by Chicago Tribune | American football positions American football Fullback Offensive tackle Defensive tackle Linebacker Running back Jay Cutler
Snyder: Speight, Wolverines face adversity, learn lessons in victory
Michigan got punched first Saturday, but got up, dusted off and answered the bell to stay undefeated        
-1 points by Detroit Free Press | American football Pennsylvania State University American football positions Korn Fullback Tight end Touchdown Elbow
Michigan State: Five things we learned
It looks like the Spartans won’t be straying from their bread and butter anytime soon.        
-1 points by The Detroit News | American football American football positions Canadian football Michigan State University Quarterback Fullback Michigan Tight end
Lions report card: Colts ‘D’ soft, but Lions get ‘A’
Free Press sports writer Dave Birkett grades the Lions after their 39-35 win over the Colts on Sunday.        
-1 points by Detroit Free Press | American football American football positions Fullback Tight end Indianapolis Colts American football terminology Washington Redskins Punt
Fantasy football Week 1 takeaways
While there's still football left to be played in Week 1 of the NFL season, there's no shame in diving in to assess the weekend in fantasy football thus far. The first rule of evaluating Week 1 is DO NOT PANIC!!! This can't be stressed enough when it comes to the "disappointments" from the weekend....
-1 points by Chicago Tribune | American football American football positions San Diego Chargers Canadian football Gary Kubiak Touchdown Fullback Drew Brees
Why Ben McAdoo isn’t taking credit for Giants’ newfound ‘poise’
For a team that grew so accustomed to losing games like this, the Giants were awfully stoic about their harrowing 20-19 victory over the Cowboys, snapping a five-game losing streak in season openers. Oh, there was palpable joy oozing out of Victor Cruz after his first game, first touchdown and first salsa in 700 days...
-1 points by New York Post | American football American football positions Canadian football Fullback National Football League Tom Coughlin Running back Giant
3 Lions questions post-Colts: The running game was a surprise
Free Press columnist tackles the tough issues after the Lions' season-opening win over the Colts        
-1 points by Detroit Free Press | American football positions American football Indianapolis Colts Tight end Game Lucas Oil Stadium Denver Broncos Fullback
Rams offensive coordinator Rob Boras finds his calling
John Robinson last walked the sideline as the Rams coach a quarter-century ago, but his imprint on the organization remains. And it goes beyond Coach Jeff Fisher, a former USC player and Rams assistant under Robinson. In 1999, Robinson was coaching at Nevada Las Vegas when Rob Boras found himself...
-1 points by Los Angeles Times | American football positions American football Fullback Washington Redskins Tight end Wide receiver Linebacker San Francisco 49ers
Four downs: Lions' run game off to promising start
The Lions’ running backs rushed for 116 yards and two TDs on 24 carries in Sunday’s 39-35 win over the Colts.        
-1 points by The Detroit News | American football American football positions Canadian football Fullback End zone Indianapolis Colts American football terminology Denver Broncos
McCabe: Zeeland West's T-formation offense key to success
Zeeland West is undefeated, but that is no surprise to anyone in the world of Michigan high school football        
-1 points by Detroit Free Press | American football American football positions Tight end Fullback Linebacker Eligible receiver New England Patriots Traverse City Michigan
Joe Flacco, Baltimore Ravens' offense remain work in progress
By Todd Karpovich, The Sports Xchange BALTIMORE -- Ravens wide receiver Breshad Perriman made a leaping 35-yard catch on a pass from Joe Flacco over Bills cornerback Stephon Gilmore.
1 points by UPI | American football American football positions Canadian football United Press International 2009 NFL Draft Buffalo Bills Joe Flacco Fullback
Detroit Lions report card: Colts ‘D’ soft, but Lions deserve ‘A’
Free Press sports writer Dave Birkett grades the Lions after their 39-35 win over the Colts on Sunday.        
66 points by Detroit Free Press | American football American football positions Tight end Fullback Indianapolis Colts American football terminology Punt Quarterback
Four downs: Run game off to promising start
The Lions’ running backs rushed for 116 yards and two TDs on 24 carries in Sunday’s 39-35 win over the Colts.        
-1 points by The Detroit News | American football American football positions Canadian football Fullback End zone Indianapolis Colts American football terminology Denver Broncos
5 Cardinals strengths the Patriots need to contend with
The Patriots start their season against the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday Night Football, and the biggest story is Jimmy Garoppolo making his first career start in place of Tom Brady. As Bill Belichick knows, however, the Cardinals are one of the best teams the Pats will face this season. Inexperience under center is just one […]
11 points by The Boston Globe | American football Fullback American football positions Bill Belichick New England Patriots Tight end Canadian football Eligible receiver
Jacob Keller, Fenwick take down another 2015 champ in rout of Montini
In 2014, the Montini football team beat Fenwick 24-7. In 2015, the Mustangs blew out the Friars 48-7 before eventually winning the Class 6A state title.Fenwick turned the tables on Friday, Sept. 9, opening Chicago Catholic League Green play with a 38-6 victory at Triton College."You don't know...
-1 points by Chicago Tribune | American football American football positions Rush Time Tight end Quarterback Fullback Touchdown
Sierra Vista dismantles second straight opponent
The Sierra Vista defense continued to produce with a suffocating efficiency Friday night at Rancho. ...
27 points by Las Vegas Sun | American football American football positions Fullback Washington Redskins
Rams take wraps off Todd Gurley as regular season starts vs. 49ers
Todd Gurley’s national profile began rising almost immediately after the NFL approved the Rams move from St. Louis to Los Angeles. The star running back — the only player featured in the Rams’ relocation pitch to NFL owners — signed endorsement deals, appeared in television commercials and was...
88 points by Los Angeles Times | American football American football positions San Francisco 49ers Fullback National Football League Running back Canadian football Monday Night Football
San Francisco 49ers hope Chip Kelly ushers in a new winning era
Excited as they are about a revived San Francisco-Los Angeles rivalry, the 49ers are more focused these days on reviving themselves. It’s hard to believe it was only a few years ago that Jim Harbaugh had the 49ers breathing the rarefied air of the best teams in the NFL. San Francisco made it to...
6 points by Los Angeles Times | American football positions American football San Francisco 49ers NFC Championship Game Fullback Running back Major League Baseball Peyton Manning
UNLV’s Tony Sanchez will continue to use backfield by committee
Tony Sanchez is thankful Saturday for the depth his roster appears to feature in the backfield. In routing Jackson State by 50 points to open its season last week, UNLV had five backs gain at least 30 yards and three got 10 or more carries.
1 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | American football American football positions Fullback Canadian football National Football League Running back Quarterback Halfback option play
USC vs. Utah State: How the Trojans and Aggies match up
USC (0-1) vs. Utah State (1-0), at the Coliseum. TV: Pac-12 Networks, 11 a.m. Most intriguing story line: Bring the coffee and donuts. For the first time since at least the 1950s, USC is starting a home game at 11 a.m. USC hopes this game can be a wake-up call for the season. The Aggies are sandwiched...
40 points by Los Angeles Times | American football positions American football Canadian football Quarterback Salt Lake City Utah Fullback National Football League
San Diego Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs: Who will win and why
By Marc Lillibridge, The Sports Xchange The San Diego Chargers visit the Kansas City Chiefs in a division matchup that could jump-start either team's season.
110 points by UPI | American football positions American football Quarterback San Diego Chargers Canadian football Fullback National Football League Offensive tackle