Evansville was the 25-point underdog going into that game and they did not have very high expectations of winning the Missouri Valley Conference. In fact, they were picked to finish 8th in the Missouri Valley Conference. The most shocking part is that the Purple Aces had the lead for most of the game. Kentucky had the early 3-point advantage with 15:22 to go in the first half. The Purple Aces then eventually took the lead and were up by as many as eight points in the first half, which then still held a 34-30 lead at halftime. Evansville maintained the lead and Kentucky did not lead again until Senior Forward Nate Setsuna made a pair of free throws at 11:18 to go in the second half. Evansville then quickly answered with a 3-pointer and had the lead for good with 7:18 left in the second half. Freshman Guards Immanuel Quickley and Tyrese Maxey were able to score layups and cut the Evansville lead to one with about 7.9 seconds left, but a pair of Evansville free throws from Sam Cunliffe, the transfer from Arizona State and Kansas, and Tyrese Maxey air-balling the 3-pointer sealed the win for Evansville.
I think we can all agree that Ohio State is at least one of the top two teams in the country. They have been dominant both offensively and defensively, even with Chase Young being out. On a side note:
Wake Forest @ Clemson. Wake Forest is coming off of its first loss of the season to Virginia Tech and will likely be unranked, but is still probably the most threatening team Clemson will face the rest of the season.
Hmm...I did not know Wake Forest defeated Louisville. Kevin, you should check on this one. Wake Forest (7-2, 3-2 ACC) lost to Louisville (in a 62-59 shootout) and Virginia Tech. Wake Forest is no longer in the running for the Atlantic Division in the ACC because Clemson (10-0, 7-0 ACC) already clinched the Atlantic Division and are going to the ACC Championship Game.
The last time College GameDay was not in Columbus, OH was during Ohio State's National Championship run in 2014. That was part of a stretch where College GameDay did not go to Columbus, OH for four consecutive years from 2011-2014. Ohio State did appear on College GameDay in 2012-2014, but all of them were at the visiting teams' cities or neutral sites.
Have you heard about how U Sports Football, a Canadian College Football League, does their season? I understand that they do play their rules differently than your usual college football games that we are accustomed to.
In short, basically, all U Sports Football teams play an 8-game conference schedule (no non-conference games), with an occasion of playing any conference opponent twice due to not enough teams in the conference to play an 8-game schedule. U Sports Football currently houses four conferences: a 6-team Canada West Conference, an 11-team Ontario University Athletics (OUA) Conference, a 5-team Réseau du sport étudiant du Québec Conference, and a 5-team Atlantic University Football Conference. When the regular season concludes, each conference will have their own customized playoff to determine the final four teams, which would be the teams that win their respective conference playoffs. OUA begins their postseason a week earlier because they have an extra round of postseason games, while the other three conferences start their postseason in November. The final four teams (all winners from the conference playoffs) would then have a chance to play for the Vanier Cup, which is the National Championship of U Sports Football. The semifinals are bowl games that actually occur at campus sites (home field given to two of the four conference playoff champions), with the Vanier Cup concluding at a predetermined neutral site. I'll provide the links here if you want to know more about U Sports Football:
And I will also provide the links to the three most recent U Sports Seasons:
Hey everyone! I just updated the forum regarding Kawhi Leonard and the Clippers. Initially, Adrian Wojnarowski reported that Kawhi Leonard will sign a 4-year $142M max contract to play for the Clippers. According to the Athletic and ESPN, Leonard will instead opt-in a 3-year $103.1M contract to play with the Clippers, with the 3rd year (2021-22) being a player option (see the main forum post for the update).
More regarding the sign-and-trade of D'Angelo Russell:
The Warriors and Nets are on course to complete the sign-and-trade that will deliver All-Star guard DAngelo Russell to Golden State on a four-year, $117M maximum contract, league sources tell ESPN. Kevin Durant and his camp had to help work deal to completion overnight.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 1, 2019
Deal will include Golden State sending a protecting future first-round pick to Brooklyn, league sources tell ESPN. https://t.co/BndEZPRblo— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 1, 2019
It looks like KD is going to be involved in this sign-and-trade, and the Nets are going to get a protected future first round pick from the Warriors. However, the Warriors had to send away Andre Iguodala, which is a big loss for them, but he is getting older and is entering his back-end of his career, and a 2024 protected first round pick, a pick that can be converted to either top 4 protected in 2024, top overall pick protected in 2025 or unprotected in 2026, to the Grizzlies:
Golden State is trading Andre Iguodala to the Memphis Grizzlies, league source tells ESPN. Warriors are sending a 2024 protected first-round pick in the 2024 (protected 1-4), 2025 (protected 1) and 2026 unprotected.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 1, 2019
This is what the Warriors will also get from the Nets from the sign-and-trade as well, per Shams Charania:
Warriors are on verge of acquiring Russell, Treveon Graham and Shabazz Napier from Brooklyn, league sources said. https://t.co/4HefUBSNQA— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 1, 2019
Wow, Breaking News regarding D'Angelo Russell, per Wojnarowski...
Golden State and Brooklyn have agreed on a sign-and-trade, sending DAngelo Russell to the Warriors on a four-year, $117M maximum contract, league sources tell ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 1, 2019
A gutsy win for sure. A much better start in February than in January. Gotta focus on and beat the Illini and then the rest of the Big Ten schedule is going to be tough again. Hopefully they can get better and keep playing smart basketball because if they do, they will make the tournament.
And I totally forgot about Daniel Vanatsky, who is another walk-on QB, so only two other QBs on scholarship and the other remaining two QBs as walk-ons, but my point still stands.
Depth at QB is definitely a concern now if Justin Fields has to sit out the 2019 season. Red Shirt Fr Matthew Baldwin and Graduate Student Chris Chugunov are the only quarterbacks on scholarship, and I believe Kory Curtis is a walk-on QB. Day and Yurcich are definitely good at developing QBs, but they definitely will have a lot of work cut out for them if Fields does not gain immediate eligibility.