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NFL – Google News

The Highest-Paid Quarterback In The NFL This Season Got Benched – Huffington Post


NFL.com

The Highest-Paid Quarterback In The NFL This Season Got Benched
Huffington Post
Cutler is the highest-paid offensive player in the NFL this season at $22.5 million. "We haven't been able to do the things that we want to get done," Bears coach Marc Trestman said. "We're working towards that. But the answer to that is obvious. I'm
Jay Cutler: I want to stay in ChicagoNFL.com
NFL notebook: Bears officially benching CutlermySanAntonio.com
NFL: Clausen's time to shineSaukValley.com
Salt Lake Tribune -Courier Mail -Tulsa World
all 426 news articles »

Posted on 19 December 2014 | 12:56 pm

Agent’s Take: Seven NFL teams with cash to burn this free agency – CBSSports.com


CBSSports.com

Agent's Take: Seven NFL teams with cash to burn this free agency
CBSSports.com
NFL teams were informed at an NFL meeting on Dec. 9 that the 2015 salary cap is preliminarily projected to be between $138.6 million and $141.8 million. The actual salary cap this year is 5.3 percent higher than the preliminary projections this time

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Posted on 19 December 2014 | 12:42 pm

Week 16 NFL Matchups – New York Times


Week 16 NFL Matchups
New York Times
Allowing an average of 101 yards a game on the ground, good for seventh in the N.F.L., the Redskins smothered LeSean McCoy, Philadelphia's star running back, limiting him to 22 yards on 19 carries in Week 3. McCoy was all smiles when he was recorded …

Posted on 19 December 2014 | 12:00 pm

NFL adds $20K Arizona Super Bowl XLIX ticket package – azcentral.com


USA TODAY

NFL adds $20K Arizona Super Bowl XLIX ticket package
azcentral.com
Football fans looking for a Super Bowl experience to remember can buy their way into the game with the NFL's new "Touchdown Club" that offers a pair of tickets in the end zone, a hospitality suite and four nights at a luxury hotel for $20,000. One
NFL plans to have roof open for Super Bowl in ArizonaUSA TODAY

all 9 news articles »

Posted on 19 December 2014 | 6:30 am

Week 16 NFL Elo Ratings And Playoff Odds – FiveThirtyEight


FiveThirtyEight

Week 16 NFL Elo Ratings And Playoff Odds
FiveThirtyEight
Twelve teams will make the NFL playoffs. Four of them — New England, Denver, Indianapolis and Arizona — have clinched a position. Another seven — Seattle, Detroit, Green Bay, Dallas, Baltimore, Pittsburgh and Cincinnati — have at least an 80
NFL Game of the Week: Cardinals vs. SeahawksSportingNews.com
Cardinals QB Ryan Lindley relishes second NFL chanceUSA TODAY
Arizona's Ryan Lindley has another chance to shine on NFL's big stageLos Angeles Times
Arizona Sports -Appleton Post Crescent -Latin Post
all 367 news articles »

Posted on 18 December 2014 | 10:20 pm

13 NFL Coaches Who Could Be Fired On Or Before Black Monday – International Business Times


International Business Times

13 NFL Coaches Who Could Be Fired On Or Before Black Monday
International Business Times
Nearly half of NFL head coaches could have Dec. 29, better known as Black Monday, circled on their calendars. The dreaded day after the regular season wraps up is when many NFL teams cut ties with their head coaches, whether it's over a string of
NFL: 49ers Jim Harbaugh linked with exit to MichiganSkySports
Top NFL Coaches On The Hot SeatCBS Local
Date of Birth*Sports On Earth
NFL.com -Los Angeles Times -Latin Post
all 437 news articles »

Posted on 18 December 2014 | 8:25 pm

NFL Statistics Becoming Irrelevant – ESPN


ESPN

NFL Statistics Becoming Irrelevant
ESPN
In an era of increased injuries and ubiquitous parity, it seemed safe forever. In 2012, four years after the NFL Films special, Drew Brees blew by Unitas and pushed the record to 54 games. One year after that, Tom Brady made it to 52. And earlier this

Posted on 18 December 2014 | 7:26 pm

Is Titans-Jaguars the worst prime-time NFL game ever? Not quite, but it’s … – Washington Post (blog)


SI.com

Is Titans-Jaguars the worst prime-time NFL game ever? Not quite, but it's
Washington Post (blog)
We have no idea and neither will you because most of us are going to skip the NFL Network “contest” between the Tennessee Titans and Jacksonville Jaguars, a matchup that may have looked good on paper–nah, who are we kidding? This one had a certain …
Bortles helps lift Jaguars out of AFC South cellarNFL.com
Week 16 NFL picks: Breaking down Thursday's battle of draft positionSI.com
NFL Network turns halftime of Jaguars-Titans into golf contestSportingNews.com
OregonLive.com -AL.com -FOXSports.com
all 1,164 news articles »

Posted on 18 December 2014 | 7:18 pm

Finnegan on Brady’s plan to play into 40s: ‘Wake up’ – NFL.com


NFL.com

Finnegan on Brady's plan to play into 40s: 'Wake up'
NFL.com
Today's athletes are returning to the field from injuries in record time and extending their careers far beyond what yesterday's NFL players could have fathomed. If anyone has the makeup — inside and out — to play beyond his 40th birthday, it's Brady.

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Posted on 18 December 2014 | 7:04 pm

NFL Week 16 ATS picks: Read this before making yours – Washington Post (blog)


Bleacher Report

NFL Week 16 ATS picks: Read this before making yours
Washington Post (blog)
NFL Week 16 is upon us. Here's everything you need to know while you're making your against-the-spread picks this weekend, whether if you're in Las Vegas or making friendly, non-monetary-based, totally legal wagers with your co-workers. Point spreads …
NFL Week 16 game picks: Cowboys win; Steelers playoff-boundNFL.com
NFL Week 16 Picks: Predicting Winners and Fantasy StudsBleacher Report
NFL odds Week 16: Breaking down betting lines for TNF, Saturday gamesSI.com
Business Insider -International Business Times
all 22 news articles »

Posted on 18 December 2014 | 3:54 pm

NCAA – Google News

Google News

NCAA Division II football title game Saturday at Sporting Park – Kansas City Star


KEYC

NCAA Division II football title game Saturday at Sporting Park
Kansas City Star
In many ways when Minnesota State-Mankato takes on Colorado State-Pueblo at 3 p.m. Saturday in the NCAA Division II football championship, it will see a mirror image of itself. Both teams are playing in their first national championship game. They each …
City Officials Make Wager Over NCAA Title GameKEYC
Blemished but still aliveNCAA.com

all 37 news articles »

Posted on 19 December 2014 | 2:03 pm

Athletics directors hope Luck can bring hands-on campus experience to NCAA – Inside Higher Ed


CBS Local

Athletics directors hope Luck can bring hands-on campus experience to NCAA
Inside Higher Ed
"This is a seminal time period and I'm honored to be given the opportunity to move the mission forward for the NCAA, which I think is hugely important within American society," Luck said. "Certainly an institution of this size has some warts, or a soft
NCAA Executive Backs Athlete Image CompensationCBS Local
Oliver Luck aims for transparency in new NCAA roleIndianapolis Star
New NCAA executive backs athlete image compensationIndianapolis Business Journal

all 47 news articles »

Posted on 19 December 2014 | 8:52 am

No. 5 Women’s Volleyball, No. 1 Stanford Meet in NCAA National Semifinals – GoPSUsports.com


SFGate

No. 5 Women's Volleyball, No. 1 Stanford Meet in NCAA National Semifinals
GoPSUsports.com
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Making its seventh appearance in the last eight years, fifth-seeded Penn State women's volleyball (34-3) is set to meet top-ranked Stanford (33-1) in the NCAA national semifinals Thursday, Dec. 18 at 9:30 p.m. ET in Oklahoma City
NCAA Volleyball Championships: Penn State beats top-seeded Stanford, will NewsOK.com
Penn State ousts Stanford in NCAA women's volleyballSFGate
Penn State volleyball: Nittany Lions edge Stanford in NCAA semis, to meet BYU Centre Daily Times
Bleacher Report -NCAA.com
all 138 news articles »

Posted on 19 December 2014 | 7:36 am

VIDEO: NCAA Semifinals Post-Match with Megan Courtney – GoPSUsports.com


VIDEO: NCAA Semifinals Post-Match with Megan Courtney
GoPSUsports.com
1 Stanford inside Chesapeake Energy Arena on Thursday for a 3-1 victory in the NCAA semifinals. Junior Megan Courtney fueled the Lions with 23 kills. Hear from Courtney following the match as Penn State punched a ticket to play in the NCAA title match

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Posted on 19 December 2014 | 6:44 am

BYU upsets Texas, reaches NCAA volleyball national championship match – Salt Lake Tribune


Kansas City Star

BYU upsets Texas, reaches NCAA volleyball national championship match
Salt Lake Tribune
BYU's Alohi Robins-Hardy (3), Jennifer Hamson (19), Tambre Nobles, center, and Whitney Young (16) celebrate following a point against Texas during an NCAA college volleyball tournament semifinal in Oklahoma City, Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014.
BYU upsets Texas, reaches NCAA volleyball finalKansas City Star
Cougars roll Texas to reach NCAA title matchDaily Herald
Share “NCAA Volleyball Championships: BYU has OKC…”NewsOK.com

all 98 news articles »

Posted on 19 December 2014 | 4:59 am

Judge delays trial in lawsuit vs. NCAA over Penn State sanctions – FOXSports.com


Onward State

Judge delays trial in lawsuit vs. NCAA over Penn State sanctions
FOXSports.com
A judge is delaying a trial on the legality of the NCAA's consent decree that punished Penn State for its handling of sex abuse complaints about former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky. Commonwealth Court Judge Anne Covey on Thursday said the …
Corman v. NCAA Trial Delayed Until FebruaryOnward State
Corman Lawsuit Against NCAA Trial is Delayed so Judge Can Review DocumentsState College News
NCAA asks court to deny closed-door review of documentsCentre Daily Times

all 48 news articles »

Posted on 19 December 2014 | 1:20 am

NCAA basketball player with inoperable brain tumor to become honorary coach – Fox News


Fox News

NCAA basketball player with inoperable brain tumor to become honorary coach
Fox News
2, 2014: In this file photo, Mount St. Joseph's Lauren Hill gives a thumbs-up as she holds the game ball during her first NCAA college basketball game against Hiram University at Xavier University in Cincinnati. (AP). CINCINNATI – Lauren Hill's
Lauren Hill to become honorary coachNews & Observer

all 111 news articles »

Posted on 18 December 2014 | 5:22 pm

Judge denies preliminary approval of NCAA concussion settlement – CBSSports.com


Judge denies preliminary approval of NCAA concussion settlement
CBSSports.com
A federal judge on Wednesday denied preliminary approval of a concussion settlement between the NCAA and a group of plaintiffs, citing a wide variety of issues he wants to see addressed. In a 21-page ruling, U.S. District Judge John Lee questioned …

Posted on 18 December 2014 | 4:55 pm

NCAA Adds Oliver Luck as Executive, Addressing Some Concerns – New York Times


New York Times

NCAA Adds Oliver Luck as Executive, Addressing Some Concerns
New York Times
The N.C.A.A. announced Wednesday that it had hired West Virginia's athletic director, Oliver Luck, as part of its leadership team. In the newly created position of executive vice president for regulatory affairs, Mr. Luck will oversee all regulation
Oliver Luck leaving West Virginia for high-ranking NCAA jobUSA TODAY
Report: West Virginia AD Oliver Luck to resign, join NCAACBSSports.com
ESPN college football reporter Heather Dinich discusses the NCAA's hiring of ESPN
SB Nation -Yahoo Sports (blog) -SI.com
all 217 news articles »

Posted on 18 December 2014 | 1:52 am

‘Dead period?’ ‘Quiet period?’ Explaining the NCAA’s football recruiting calendar – SB Nation


'Dead period?' 'Quiet period?' Explaining the NCAA's football recruiting calendar
SB Nation
Let's try to clarify, beginning with the various NCAA "periods." As you'll see, these rules are inefficient. They make it tough for college coaches to evaluate prospects. The following things are limited by the NCAA at various times of the year

Posted on 17 December 2014 | 3:25 pm

NFL.com

Optimism building that DeMarco Murray can play Sunday

DeMarco Murray underwent surgery on his left hand this week. The Dallas Cowboys remain optimistic that even with the limitations the workhorse running back will be able to suit up Sunday.

Posted on 19 December 2014 | 2:06 pm

Ryan Kerrigan: Redskins want to play ‘spoiler’

The Washington Redskins are in the midst of another lost season. However, with games against both the Cowboys and Eagles remaining, linebacker Ryan Kerrigan says the team hopes to ruin one of their rivals’ seasons.

Posted on 19 December 2014 | 1:31 pm

Sack seals Jags’ victory, nets Sen’Derrick Marks $600K

Defensive tackle Sen’Derrick Marks ended Thursday Night Football with a quarterback takedown. The sack No. 8.5 by the Jacksonville Jaguars defensive tackle, activating a $600,000 contract bonus.

Posted on 19 December 2014 | 12:56 pm

Bortles helps lift Jaguars out of AFC South cellar

Blake Bortles led the Jacksonville Jaguars to a victory over the Tennessee Titans on Thursday night. Is this a sign of good things to come from the quarterback?

Posted on 19 December 2014 | 4:21 am

Jets’ Richardson: I’m on the same level as J.J. Watt

Texans star J.J. Watt is regarded as the best defensive player in the NFL. But Jets defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson thinks Watt has some competition.

Posted on 19 December 2014 | 1:13 am

Philip Rivers will be ready for Chargers, McCoy says

Coach Mike McCoy said Philip Rivers will be "ready to roll" for the Chargers on Saturday after Thursday’s return to practice. Find out how San Diego’s offense is shaping up against the 49ers.

Posted on 19 December 2014 | 12:08 am

Jay Cutler: I want to stay in Chicago

Jay Cutler said he was "shocked" about being benched. However, the Chicago Bears’ quarterback said he didn’t want out of the organization he’s been with for the past six seasons.

Posted on 18 December 2014 | 8:39 pm

Trestman on Cutler benching: I think we need a spark

Bears coach Marc Trestman spoke to reporters on Thursday, explaining why he decided to bench Jay Cutler in favor of Jimmy Clausen. Has Cutler seen the end of his tenure as the Bears’ franchise QB?

Posted on 18 December 2014 | 8:26 pm

Ron Rivera: Cam Newton on track to start Sunday

Cam Newton took first-team reps in practice Thursday, and coach Ron Rivera told reports the QB is on track to start Sunday vs. the Browns. What does this mean for the Panthers’ playoff hopes?

Posted on 18 December 2014 | 7:40 pm