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MarShawn Lloyd’s transfer to USC adds to a crowded backfield

South Carolina running back MarShawn Lloyd stiff-arms Charlotte defensive back Solomon Rogers during the first half of a game last season. Lloyd announced he’ll be transferring to USC this spring. (Artie Walker Jr. / Associated Press) USC’s backfield was bound to be more crowded next season before the top available rusher in the transfer portal announced Friday that he would …

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Week 18 staff preview and predictions

Ladies and gentlemen, we did it. We made it through another Minnesota Vikings regular season. This one was unlike any other, as the Vikings currently sit at 12-4 but haven’t wowed anyone. In fact, they have quite a few analysts calling them frauds. I don’t think that’s a fair characterization of this team. The 2022 Vikings have been quite a …

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Just how productive has Bryce Young been among FBS passers?

Alabama quarterback Bryce Young has announced his intentions to forego his senior season and enter the 2023 NFL draft pool. Young spent his true freshman season on the bench behind Mac Jones, but ultimately won a national championship. He was the team’s undisputed starting quarterback in 2021 in 2022. In that time, he managed to win a Heisman Trophy, win …

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Georgia mascot Uga won’t travel to Los Angeles for CFP National Championship

Getty Images When the Georgia Bulldogs take the field for Monday’s College Football Playoff National Championship, they’ll do so without their beloved mascot. Uga, who is the bulldog that serves as the team’s mascot, won’t make the trip to SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles for the national title game. The Seiler family, who owns “Uga X,” told WTOC that they …

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Patriots move Jack Jones, Jake Bailey to reserve/suspended list

Patriots place two players on reserve/suspended list originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston The New England Patriots suspended two players ahead of Sunday’s regular-season finale against the Buffalo Bills. Rookie cornerback Jack Jones and punter Jake Bailey were moved from the reserve/injured list to the reserve/suspended by club list on Friday, per the NFL transaction wire. That means they were …

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Arch Manning named finalist for Gatorade’s National Player of the Year

Texas quarterback signee Arch Manning was named Gatorade’s Player of the Year in the state of Louisiana on Friday. Manning broke all sorts of records in his senior season at Isidore Newman High School. He passed his uncles Peyton and Eli’s passing yards and touchdown marks at the high school level. Manning threw for an impressive 34 touchdowns with just …

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NFL owners pass resolution for potential neutral-site AFC title game

NFL owners passed a resolution Friday that could alter AFC playoff sites in response to the cancelation of Week 17’s Bills-Bengals game. As part of the modification, the AFC Championship Game can be played at a neutral site depending on the outcomes of Chiefs-Raiders, Patriots-Bills and Ravens-Bengals in Week 18.  Here’s what will happen in the AFC Championship Game in …

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Shane Beamer contract extension: South Carolina rewards second-year coach after eight-win season

South Carolina coach Shane Beamer has been extended through 2027 following a second straight winning season, the university announced Friday. While terms of the new deal weren’t released, Beamer is expected to receive a significant raise that will more than double his annual salary from $2.75 million to $6.5 million annually, according to ESPN.  The second-year coach is 15-11 overall and …

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Seahawks have eyes on playoffs, but Rams hoping to play spoiler

Eric Williams NFC West Reporter Playing at Lumen Field for the first time since the Seattle Seahawks unceremoniously released him during the offseason, Los Angeles Rams linebacker Bobby Wagner looks forward to the opportunity to keep his former team out of the postseason. “To be in a position to spoil their playoffs hopes is always a good position,” Wagner said …

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