Links and videos from recent happenings around the sporting world. If you come across good articles, videos, etc. – please pass them along, I’d love to take a look.
Nevada wide receiver Brandon Wimberly was shot in the abdomen early Saturday morning likely ending his career. Wimberly was described as “the most-liked player on our team” by coach Ault and the team’s second-leading receiver last season. (HT: DrSaturday)
Photo via hauckphoto.photoshelter.com
Oregon’s star cornerback Cliff Harris has been suspended indefinitely for driving 118 mph with a suspended license. The bad news for Ducks’ fans is that Harris (pictured above) will miss the season opener against LSU in Dallas. Running back Kenjon Barner stood up for his teammate on twitter.
Legendary former Florida State coach Bobby Bowden thinks the Seminoles are back. As a long time Noles fan, I hope he’s right..
Here are the 50 most profitable college sports programs in the country consisting mainly of football teams. The top 50 includes 10 SEC and 9 B1G Ten football programs along with a few basketball programs.
Oregon paid $25,000 to Will Lyles for a 2011 national scouting package including videos and information about prospects in the signing class of 2011. The school released documents Monday pertaining Lyles and based on what they got for $25,000 – The Price is Wrong, Ducks. If any of you Ducks fans aren’t concerned yet, you probably should be.
ESPN is doing a weeklong series looking at the circumstances faced by college football programs in NFL market. Despite being just 18 miles from Cowboys Stadium, TCU thrives by staying local.
Former Boise State FB/TE Richie Brockel will represent the United States in the fourth International Federation of American Football Senior World Championship July 8-16 in Austria. Former Colorado Buffalo and Bishop Kelly quarterback Cody Hawkins is among the other players on the roster.
Former Florida State running back Warrick Dunn received the Jefferson Award recognized as the “Nobel Prize for Public Service” for his work in the community. If you know Dunn’s story, this shouldn’t surprise you.
10-time world champion Kelly Slater got a key to Huntington Beach, CA – aka “Surf City” – on Tuesday for his “exceptional accomplishments in the world of surfing, and his dedication for protecting the environment.”
Pirate Raid//Lower Trestles – this video is pretty entertaining as long as they were cutting each other off and not other surfers:
Rory McIlroy cruised to an eight shot victory at the U.S. Open finishing at 16-under-par causing people to compare him to Tiger and others – Graeme McDowell – calling Rory ”the best I’ve ever seen, simple as that.” However, Grantland’s Bill Barnwell put McIlroy’s run at Congressional into proper context.
CNBC’s Sports Business Reporter Darren Rovell says McIlroy’s win at the U.S. Open cost Irish bookmakers millions.
I still enjoy playing lacrosse and catch a handful of regular season college lacrosse games on TV – and the Final Four of course but rarely watch NLL or MLL. Conor Wilson over at Lacrosse All Stars explains how MLL Could Be The Best Lacrosse On The Planet. His suggestions to improve the league are excellent and even the current level of play sounds better than it used to be – I might have to give it another shot next time its on TV.
National Hockey League:
After the Bruins defeated the Canucks in the Stanley Cup Finals it was easy to blame Roberto Luongo but the Sedins and Kesler failed to produce on the biggest stage for Vancouver.
As I’m sure you heard, there were riots in Vancouver after the Canucks’ 4-0 loss in Game 7. Puck Daddy has a nice “recap” with photos and videos from the riot. If you somehow missed the riot kissing couple here’s the photo and story of their tale – check it out if you haven’t seen it.
The Bruins on the other hand were poppin’ bottles and doin’ what you do after winning the Stanley Cup:
Grantland’s Kent Russel wrote a great piece on Lord Stanley’s Grail – the history of the trophy and one prospector’s attempt to keep the Cup forever.
All hockey fans need to look through these pictures of NHL Players as Kids including Sidney Crosby, Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane, Alex Ovechkin and many more.
Soccer fans looking for something to read other than transfer rumors are in luck – here are the 2011 Preseason Friendlies for EPL Clubs.
The 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup starts this Sunday the 26th and the U.S. will rely on veteran Abby Wambach & phenom Alex Morgan in order reclaim the title against a deep field in Germany. Here are 10 reasons to watch including “hot nurse” outfits.
Any good articles or videos I missed? Happy Humpday Everyone!