What’s next for Democratic presidential candidates after New Hampshire

first_imgThe 78-year-old candidate’s hefty war chest is allowing him to air new TV ads in states that vote in March, places where Bloomberg has dominated the airwaves as part of his strategy focused on later-voting states. Warren’s poor showing on Tuesday should help Sanders consolidate the party’s liberal wing.Some Democratic officials are concerned that Sanders’ “democratic socialist” label could damage down-ballot candidates in the fall. Buttigieg and Klobuchar’s combined vote total on Tuesday night far surpassed what Sanders drew, suggesting voters may still prefer a centrist message.In a sign of the resistance he may face, Nevada’s influential Culinary Union Local 226 on Tuesday circulated a flyer to its members warning that Sanders would “end” the labor group’s popular healthcare offerings if elected president.PETE BUTTIGIEGThe 38-year-old former mayor’s campaign is on an upswing after a narrow win in Iowa and close second-place finish in New Hampshire, but far tougher tests lay ahead in states with more diverse populations.Buttigieg has struggled to overcome skepticism among African-American voters, after members of the black community in South Bend complained he ignored them amid the city’s economic revitalization. That apparent weakness has raised concerns about whether he can mobilize enough support nationally from black voters to beat the Republican Trump.The campaign says a strategy of reaching out to rural, independent areas where people voted for both Trump and former President Barack Obama has allowed Buttigieg to build a broad coalition and prove his unity message during a divisive Trump presidency is viable.In South Carolina, where roughly 30% of the population is black, Buttigieg has remained in the single digits in opinion polls. His campaign is hoping to leverage his status as a military veteran to earn support in the state, which has a large number of veteran and active duty service members.Campaign officials say his team will rely on deep volunteer corps in a broad swath of states with upcoming primaries, as opposed to hiring expensive staff, and focus spending on ads that will help boost his name recognition.AMY KLOBUCHARKlobuchar was mostly an afterthought in a crowded field only weeks ago, but she scored the biggest surprise in New Hampshire, coming in third and easily beating Warren and Biden.A commanding debate performance in New Hampshire on Friday night led to increasingly large and enthusiastic crowds at the weekend. The campaign reported raising $4 million between the debate and Tuesday morning, and later in the day announced a new television advertising buy in Nevada.Klobuchar, 59, has run as an unapologetic centrist, highlighting her success in winning in conservative districts in Minnesota and dismissing ambitious liberal policy proposals like free college tuition as unrealistic “bumper sticker slogans.”Biden’s poor showings in the first two states could open the door for her to emerge as the moderate standard-bearer. But she needs to show she can move ahead of Buttigieg, and her support among black voters is even more anemic than his is.ELIZABETH WARRENAfter a disappointing fourth-place showing in her neighboring state, the Massachusetts senator needs a breakout moment to recapture the momentum she had last fall.Hours before the polls closed on Tuesday, Warren campaign manager Roger Lau attempted to forestall a rush to judgment. He argued in a memo to backers that she had built an operation that could methodically collect delegates through March and warning against focusing on “winner-take-all victories.”Warren failed to win a single delegate in New Hampshire, however, and Klobuchar’s rise appears to be cutting deeply into her base of college-educated voters, particularly women, according to exit polling by Edison Research.Warren, 70, likely has the most extensive national operation aside from Bloomberg, with more than 1,000 staffers in 30 states. If her fundraising falters, she could face financial strains.JOE BIDENBiden’s decision to leave New Hampshire for South Carolina before the vote count started rolling in says it all.His campaign never expected to win in Iowa and New Hampshire. But it also did not expect him to finish so poorly, casting a deep shadow on his claim that he is the most “electable” Democrat and best positioned to take on Trump.His biggest problem has been the rise of Buttigieg and Klobuchar as younger, moderate alternatives.Biden, 77, hopes the shift to Nevada and South Carolina will give him the reset he needs.But there are other concerns. His weakness in the first two contests could trigger an erosion of support among his strongest political base: African-American voters. Biden also is unlikely to be able to compete financially with the likes of Sanders, Buttigieg and Bloomberg.MICHAEL BLOOMBERGBloomberg could emerge as one of the night’s biggest winners even though he didn’t campaign in New Hampshire.The former New York City mayor has been counting on an unsettled race among the moderate candidates, including a weak showing from once-time front-runner Biden, to present himself as the most viable alternative to Sanders.Bloomberg, 77, joined the race late and is not competing in the first four nomination contests. Instead, his campaign has poured hundreds of millions into the states that vote on March 3, known as Super Tuesday.National polls have shown Bloomberg steadily growing his share of support in recent weeks, and he has built by far the biggest staff among presidential candidates.But Bloomberg also faces his own challenges, including an increasing level of scrutiny on his record as mayor. On Tuesday, a recording surfaced of him defending policing tactics that have disproportionately ensnared blacks and Hispanics. Topics : If there’s one thing Tuesday’s New Hampshire primary made clear, it’s that Democrats are no closer to agreeing on the right candidate to beat Republican President Donald Trump in November.The two leading candidates from Iowa’s caucus, Senator Bernie Sanders and former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, stayed at the top of the field. But Senator Amy Klobuchar surged to third, throwing the viability of both Senator Elizabeth Warren and former Vice President Joe Biden into question.No candidate exceeded 30% of the vote – a muddled outcome that could end up helping billionaire Michael Bloomberg, a moderate candidate who wasn’t even on the ballot.center_img Here’s how the path ahead looks for each of the top candidates vying to challenge Trump on Nov. 3:BERNIE SANDERSAfter his strong performances in mainly white Iowa and New Hampshire, Sanders’ claim that he is building a “multiracial, multigenerational, people-driven movement” will be put to the test in more diverse Nevada and South Carolina.A Quinnipiac national poll released on Monday showed the Vermont senator up 2 percentage points among black voters since January, reaching 19% support and closing the gap on Biden, who fell 22 points to 27% after a fourth-place finish in Iowa. Bloomberg surged to 22% among black voters in the poll.last_img read more

National Indoor Hockey Championships| OLD Fort Top Form advance to 2nd Division quarter-finals

first_img…. GBTI GCC Spice, Tigers continue winning waysTHE YMCA Old Fort Top Form have booked their place in tomorrow’s first quarter-final of the Men’s Second Division competition in this year’s National Indoor Hockey Championships through a dominant performance in their opening games.After disposing of Bounty GCC 3-0 on Tuesday afternoon in Group B of the division, Top Form got the better of Saints Silencer on Wednesday evening with a 5-0 victory at Cliff Anderson Sports Hall, the venue of the event.In that clash, Omar Hopkinson scored twice, while there was a goal each for Chris Low-Koan, Theodore Thierens and Daniel Woolford.UNBEATENSeveral teams remain unbeaten, including male first division defending champions, Pepsi Hikers, who got the better of Bounty GCC by a 6-4 margin.In that game, Aroydy Branford exploded with five goals, while Robert France netted the other. After three nights, Branford leads all scorers with a whopping nine goals in two games.For GCC, who suffered their second defeat in as many games, Dwayne Scott, Orland Semple, Kevin Spencer and Meshach Sargeant were on target.In the female first division, GBTI GCC Spice and GBTI GCC Tigers registered their third and second consecutive victory when they defeated the GBTI GCC Spartans and Saints respectively.The Spice who were flawless on the first two nights, were tested on Wednesday evening when they battled sister side Spartans.Shebiki Baptiste scored the opening goal for the eventual winners in the 11th minute, while four minutes into the second half, the scores were tied, with Sandy Roopnarine having scored for the Spice, and Sarah Klautky and Abosaide Cadogan for the Spartans.It then took a second strike from Baptiste, late in the second half, to separate the sides.For the Tigers, it was a dominant 5-0 performance against the young Saints side. The imposing Marzana Fiedtkou, who powered her way to three goals and an assist, led the unbeaten side. Gabriella Xavier scored the other two goals late in the game.Meanwhile, Bounty GCC Pitbulls were able to defeat YMCA Old Fort Hard Ball 7-0 in a Men’s Second Division Group A battle, after Samuel Woodroffe and Rahim Oliver netted a brace each. YMCA Old Fort Hot Shotz drew 4-4 with Antonio’s Hickers in an Over-35 battle.Jason Desantos scored a hat-trick for Old Fort, while at the other end Devin Munroe netted a pair for the Hickers.last_img read more

Ghostriders ride over Nelson Leafs 5-2

first_imgSam Weber scored the other goal for Nelson, sporting a 3-3 record since new coach Mario DiBella took over the team from Dave McLellan.Fernie dominated the Leafs for most of the contest, out shooting the visitors 57-32, including a 23-8 margin in the first period.Patrick Ostermann took the loss in goal for the Leafs.Newly signed Josh Williams was the back up goalie for Nelson.Nelson completes a three-game-in-three night stint Saturday at home against defending champion Kimberley Dynamiters.Game time is 7 p.m. Fernie Ghostriders scored three straight second period goals to bounce the Nelson Leafs 5-2 in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action Friday night in the East Kootenay City.The Riders erased a 1-0 deficit on goals by Talyer Sincennes, Justin Peers and Ryan Kennedy in a span of three minutes to completely change the momentum of the contest.Blair Andrews, scoring this third goal in two games, pulled Nelson to within a goal after two periods.But Cole Keebler and Ryan Teslak scored insurance goals in the third period to complete the victory.last_img read more

New Partnership: National Ski Academy and RED

first_imgWe are proud to announce that RED Mountain’s Legacy Training Centre has been designated The National Ski Academy’s ‘Official Western Canadian Training Centre’.  RED Mountain and Rossland are steeped in skiing history, tradition, and culture dating back to the late 1800’s. In 1968 RED hosted the first World Cup race ever held in Canada. The Red Mountain Racers and the Red Mountain Academy are one of the most successful alpine ski clubs in North America. Red Mountain Racers have won 2 Olympic Gold Medals, 1 Olympic Silver Medal, 2 World Cup Overall Titles, 27 World Cup Medals and 1 World Junior Championship Gold Medal. To date 38 of its alumni have raced for either the Canadian or US National Ski Teams and 13 have raced at the Olympics. The club has also hosted 2 World Cups and 27 National Championships. The history of racing at RED coupled with the NSA’s 30 years of developing the Ontario and National Team(s) ski racers made this partnership a natural fit. Nigel Cooper, Director of Operations, with the NSA stated, “The student athletes and staff at the National Ski Academy are excited and proud of our new and long-term partnership with RED Mountain. With a shared history of success in ski racing and educating student athletes, we are happy to go down this path for the next three years together.” Christine Andison, Director of the Red Mountain Academy, stated that “the opportunity to work closely with the National Ski Academy to enhance the athletic and academic programming for both Academies will result in a superior experience for athletes in both programs. This is a pivotal partnership and we are looking forward to a dynamic relationship which will benefit the sport of ski racing in Canada and beyond.” This year the National Ski Academy is celebrating the 30th Anniversary of Jurg Gfeller, Executive Director, founding the NSA in Collingwood Ontario. Together we will continue the National Ski Academy’s mission to “provide an environment for talented student athletes to maximize individual potential through the pursuit of alpine ski racing excellence, academic achievement and personal growth.” Matt Henry, Director of The Legacy Training Centre also commented on the partnership. “We couldn’t be more excited about this new partnership with the NSA. Moving forward, we will collectively provide the ultimate environment to nurture athletic and academic growth for years to come! ”last_img read more

STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN – SUNDAY JUNE 14, 2015

first_imgMichael Machowsky2455221%$141,230 BETTER TRIP IN STORE FOR STELLAR WINDFIRING LINE TO MISS LOS ALAMITOS DERBYO’NEILL, REDDAM ON FIRE WITH JUVENILESESPINOZA PRESSER AT CLOCKERS’ CORNER MONDAYTARA‘S TANGO SET FOR SUMMERTIME OAKS Alex Solis3773519%$279,544 Mike Smith3688422%$651,096 Martin Garcia3073423%$245,660 Carla Gaines2244118%$203,080 WHO:              Victor EspinozaJockey of Santa Anita-based American Pharoah, who with his victory at Saturday’s Belmont Stakes became the first Triple Crown winner since Affirmed in 1978.Prior to 2015, Espinoza had two previous chances at winning the Triple Crown, with War Emblem in 2002 (trained by American Pharoah trainer Bob Baffert) and California Chrome in 2014. He is the only jockey in history to have had three chances at winning the Triple Crown.Has won a total of seven Triple Crown races (Kentucky Derby three times, Preakness three times and Belmont once). Espinoza has won five of the last six Triple Crown races. He also owns two Breeders’ Cup victories and the 2014 Santa Anita Derby.Is the first Hispanic jockey to win the Triple Crown and at 43, is the oldest to claim the feat.Standout jockey based at Santa Anita Park; resident of Sierra Madre Martin Pedroza92716148%$375,474 Bruce Headley1341231%$117,490 William Spawr2444217%$136,530 Philip D’Amato52158629%$882,110 Ignacio Puglisi4856210%$189,580 Fernando Perez11221171119%$791,730 (Current Through Saturday, June 13) JockeyMts1st2nd3rdWin%Money Won Kent Desormeaux6051278%$317,124 O’NEILL, REDDAM ON ROLL WITH TWO-YEAR-OLDSDoug O’Neill and principal owner J. Paul Reddam are on a roll with 2-year-olds.O’Neill, in pursuit of his fourth Santa Anita training title, has won four races this meet with juveniles, all owned by Reddam and three sired by Square Eddie: Ralis, Mrazek, and Found Money. The other, Nyquest, was sired by Uncle Mo.“The Square Eddies are runners,” said O’Neill, who captured Santa Anita titles three straight meets from 2004-05 through 2006-07, and leads Richard Baltas by one, 18-17, after 30 days this meet.“This is the third crop of Square Eddies to race,” O’Neill said. “They’re precocious, they’re smart, they’ve got a lot of class and they’ll carry it two turns as well. They’ll run on turf or dirt; they’re very versatile horses.” Found Money and Mrazek are nominated to next Sunday’s $125,000 Santa Anita Juvenile at 5 ½ furlongs on the main track. Joseph Talamo12522102518%$886,498 TRIPLE CROWN-WINNING JOCKEY ESPINOZA AVAILABLE TO MEDIA MONDAYSanta Anita-based jockey Victor Espinoza returns to Southern California late today for the first time since guiding American Pharoah to a Triple Crown triumph, ending a 37-year drought without a Triple Crown winner.WHAT:Espinoza will be available for a group media session at Santa Anita’s“Clockers’ Corner” Monday morning. Espinoza, currently in Kentucky, will return to California late Sunday for the first time since winning the Triple Crown.Due to his busy schedule, Monday will be the only opportunity for media to have accessto Espinoza until the following weekend. He will conduct an informal group media session, and will not be available for one-on-one interviews. Flavien Prat12221241317%$1,306,940 John Brocklebank1544127%$181,540 Tim Yakteen1643025%$142,430 Ricky Agarie2241518%$140,440 Felipe Valdez9681598%$364,430 Edwin Maldonado778141410%$376,926 John Sadler56791013%$546,374 Peter Miller701517721%$612,950 STELLAR WIND BACK ON BEAM FOR SUMMERTIME OAKSTeam Sadler is inclined to draw a line through Stellar Wind’s fourth-place finish in theGrade I Kentucky Oaks on May 1, and expects a return to top form in next Saturday’s Grade II Summertime Oaks for the daughter of two-time Horse of the Year Curlin, who reeled off three straight wins before her eventful trip at Churchill Downs.“The whole week was speed-dominated,” said trainer John Sadler’s long-time assistant, Larry Benavidez of the foray to the Blue Grass State. “After the first eighth of a mile, you knew she had no shot.”Stellar Wind broke from the No. 12 post position in a field of 14 for the Kentucky Oaks. Daily Racing Form’s trouble line reads, “Steadied early, 9 wide.”Purchased privately by Hronis Racing LLC after an 8 ¾-length victory last Dec. 18 at Laurel Race Course, Stellar Wind paid quick dividends, winning the Grade III Santa Ysabel on Feb. 28 and the Grade I Santa Anita Oaks on April 4 before stubbing her toe in the Kentucky Oaks.“She’s had a strong work since she got back, going 11 and change last week (1:11.60 for six furlongs on June 10), and she’s doing well,” Benavidez said. Stellar Wind will again be ridden by racing’s “Triple Crown Man,” Victor Espinoza. SANTA ANITA STATISTICS Richard Baltas52176433%$848,520 Gonzalo Nicolas9166147%$239,308center_img Elvis Trujillo585479%$269,290 Victor Espinoza3166619%$489,320 Tiago Pereira671111716%$462,980 Rafael Bejarano14637282225%$1,766,946 TrainerSts1st2nd3rdWin%Money Won WHEN:           Monday, June 1510-11 a.m. (approximately) Santiago Gonzalez8581669%$352,454 Doug O’Neill8918161020%$772,088 Tyler Baze17826282715%$1,610,080 FIRING LINE DEALING WITH FOOT AILMENT Firing Line, who finished closer to American Pharoah than any of his opponents to date when beaten only a length by racing’s newest Triple Crown winner in the Kentucky Derby, will miss the $350,000 Los Alamitos Derby July 4, trainer Simon Callaghan said Sunday morning.Firing Line, a son of Line of David owned by Arnold Zetcher, missed a scheduled workout last Saturday due to a sore right front foot.“It’s not quite cleared up and we’ve decided against the Los Al race,” Callaghan said. “I think it could develop into an abscess, but it’s not major. We’ll get him right and hopefully look for a summer campaign.” Gary Stevens2463425%$576,100 Richard Mandella39119428%$807,140 Mike Puype56812714%$485,520 Vann Belvoir454669%$159,950 CONTACT:    Brian Robin661-349-2147 [email protected] FINISH LINES: Tara’s Tango, runner-up to Fantastic Style in the Angel’s Flight Stakes May 16, worked six furlongs Sunday in 1:14 for next Saturday’s Grade II Summertime Oaks. “The distance should be OK for her,” said Jerry Hollendorfer, who trains the daughter of Unbridled’s Song for Stonestreet Stable LLC. Tara’s Tango won her first start going five furlongs at Del Mar last July and was second in two subsequent sprints . . . Hollendorfer reports Santa Anita Handicap winner Shared Belief “doing fine” as he recovers from an injured right hip suffered in the Charles Town Classic, but said he “wasn’t sure what the time frame is” on the gelding’s return to the track . . . Bargain claim Motown Men worked six furlongs in 1:11.40 Sunday under Tyler Baze for the Grade I, $500,000 Gold Cup at Santa Anita on June 27. “Awesome” is how trainer Ted H. West termed the move by the Tiznow Stakes winner . . . Kent Desormeaux and Martin Pedroza will be at ThistleDown Racino Saturday to ride War Story for Tom Amoss and Whiskey Ticket for Bob Baffert, respectively, in the $500,000 Ohio Derby. Brayan Pena565239%$116,530 Jerry Hollendorfer56714713%$519,204 Bob Baffert2462525%$287,970 Robertino Diodoro2764322%$232,130 Media should enter through Gate 8:From I-210, exit Baldwin and go South 7/10 of a mile to Santa Anita Park.If possible, please advise in advance that you will be coming, and after exiting the freeway, call your PR contact (Brian Robin – 661-349-2147 cell or Greg Ball – 760-271-9183 cell) so we can meet you as you enter.Go left just before the sign for the Westfield Mall (which abuts Santa Anita’s property. Stay to the left and do not enter the mall parking lot.Stay left at the fork along the hedges (going right will take you into the main parking lot) and pull up to the guard shack.Your PR contact will meet you there, get you parked and get you situated at Clockers’ Corner. Kristin Mulhall2145019%$117,550 Mark Glatt5067812%$277,114 Eddie Truman1972337%$284,678 Mario Gutierrez4583818%$368,848 WHERE:         Clockers’ CornerSanta Anita Park285 West Huntington Dr.Arcadia, CA  91007(DO NOT FOLLOW GPS DIRECTIONS TO THIS ADDRESS. INSTEAD, FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS BELOW). Mike WillmanDirector of Publicity – Santa Anita Park818-437-0786 [email protected] Jeff Bonde1641325%$187,790 Drayden Van Dyke10113121113%$592,468last_img read more

FREE Animations for Adobe After Effects

first_imgWant to add some sizzle to your After Effects projects?  This free After Effects animation pack is full of customizable elements to give your AE projects sleek motion design.Our friends over at VFXBro.com have just released a FREE After Effects animation pack that all AE editors and motion designers will definetily want to snag.  Composed of 64 unique shape layers, these effects can be added in any composition to give your project a fun, youthful feeling.The benefit of the shape layers, is that the elements can be scaled at any size and retain their quality.  Also, with the exception of only one, none of these animations require the use of third party plugins – very cool.  Most of them have modifiable parameters (including size, color, width, repetitions, etc), so you can make them customized for your project.These FREE After Effects animations will work in AE CS5 and above.Head over to VFXBro.com to download the free AE animations pack!last_img read more

a month agoDONE DEAL: Burnley sign HIK goalkeeper Lukas Jensen

first_imgDONE DEAL: Burnley sign HIK goalkeeper Lukas Jensenby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveBurnley have completed the signing of young goalkeeper Lukas Jensen.The Dane has completed his move to the Clarets after the player’s international clearance went through.Jensen was named in the U23s side who faced QPR two weeks ago.He has most recently played for Danish club HIK. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img

Photo: Ohio State Debuted An Infographic Commemorating Every Win Of The Urban Meyer Era

first_imgUrban Meyer interacting with Ohio State football team.COLUMBUS, OH – SEPTEMBER 09: Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes stands with his players before the game against the Oklahoma Sooners at Ohio Stadium on September 9, 2017 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)Over the past three seasons under Urban Meyer, Ohio State has an impressive Big Ten regular season record of 24-0 and an overall record of 38-3. The Buckeyes were banned from the post-season in 2012 and lost the Big Ten title game and Orange Bowl to finish 12-2 in 2013. They finally struck gold on their third try by finishing 14-1 and winning this year’s College Football Playoff National Championship. Earlier tonight, the program put out an infographic recognizing all 38 victories of the Meyer era. It might take some time to adjust your eyes to it, but it’s definitely well-executed.Braxton Miller. J.T. Barrett. Carlos Hyde. Ryan Shazier. Bradley Roby. Devin Smith. There’s a lot of talent on that thing, and enough returning in Columbus to guarantee a lot more wins in 2015.last_img read more

Breaking: ESPN Shutting Down Grantland Effective Immediately

first_imgESPN promotion for Grantland Sports.Grantland/ESPNUpdate 2: Simmons has weighed in on the situation. He called the treatment of his former colleagues “simply appalling.”I loved everyone I worked with at G and loved what we built. Watching good/kind/talented people get treated so callously = simply appalling.— Bill Simmons (@BillSimmons) October 30, 2015Update: According to James Andrew Miller, all of Grantland’s writers will have their contracts honored. Furthermore, the network “intends” to use the sports writers on other platforms.All @Grantland33 writers will have their contracts honored; intent is to use sports writers on other @espn platforms.— James Andrew Miller (@JimMiller) October 30, 2015 espn grantland shut downGrantland/ESPNEarlier: ESPN sports and pop-culture blog Grantland, which was founded back in 2011 by former employee Bill Simmons, is being shut down by the network. Simmons parted ways with ESPN back in May, and Chris Connelly had been in charge since.The Worldwide Leader announced the news Friday via the following statement:Effective immediately we are suspending the publication of Grantland.  After careful consideration, we have decided to direct our time and energy going forward to projects that we believe will have a broader and more significant impact across our enterprise.Grantland distinguished itself with quality writing, smart ideas, original thinking and fun.  We are grateful to those who made it so.  Bill Simmons was passionately committed to the site and proved to be an outstanding editor with a real eye for talent.  Thanks to all the other writers, editors and staff who worked very hard to create content with an identifiable sensibility and consistent intelligence and quality. We also extend our thanks to Chris Connelly who stepped in to help us maintain the site these past five months as he returns to his prior role.Despite this change, the legacy of smart long-form sports story-telling and innovative short form video content will continue, finding a home on many of our other ESPN platforms.Reaction has been pouring in from many in the industry. ESPN’s handling of @Grantland33 and its staff post-Simmons has been, to be blunt, a train wreck. That staff deserved much better.— Richard Deitsch (@richarddeitsch) October 30, 2015Writing seemed to be on the wall the past few weeks, but still a major bummer nonetheless https://t.co/d9qJlNpTbK— Ben Axelrod (@BenAxelrod) October 30, [email protected] gave some of my favorite writers a chance to do whatever the hell they wanted to do for a long time. That’s great.— HALLRAISER (@edsbs) October 30, 2015The decision to end @Grantland33 was a very recent one according to sources at @espn— James Andrew Miller (@JimMiller) October 30, 2015I have read Grantland every day since launch. There is going to be an real hole in my life with it gone. I’m so sorry for everyone involved.— Will Leitch (@williamfleitch) October 30, 2015More as we learn it.last_img read more

Report: Tennessee’s Marquez North Not Enrolled In Classes For Spring Semester

first_imgMarquez North of Tennessee Injured.Marquez North Tennessee Injury RumorMarquez North did not live up to expectations as a junior, catching only six passes in seven games this season, but he still may have played his last game in Knoxville. According to the Knoxville News Sentinel, Tennessee spokesman Ryan Robinson confirmed that North is not enrolled at UT this semester. While it has not been confirmed that he will test the NFL Draft waters, one would assume that is the move for North now. Beat writer Dustin Dopirak shared more on Friday.… Obviously, others have reported that North has hired an agent and entered the draft. We have not been able to confirm that.— Dustin Dopirak (@TennesseeBeat) January 15, 2016Tennessee athletics has said repeatedly all this week that it does not know North’s plans.— Dustin Dopirak (@TennesseeBeat) January 15, 2016His high school coach, Mike Palmieri, told me last night he hadn’t heard anything about North leaving.— Dustin Dopirak (@TennesseeBeat) January 15, 2016But right now, the one thing we can say definitively is that North is not enrolled for the spring semester.— Dustin Dopirak (@TennesseeBeat) January 15, 2016One more note on North, just so you guys know I’m trying. The NFL doesn’t release the names of underclass draft entrants for another week…— Dustin Dopirak (@TennesseeBeat) January 15, 2016… and it won’t confirm or deny any players who have declared before that time.— Dustin Dopirak (@TennesseeBeat) January 15, 2016North’s apparent decision to leave college is a strange one. He does have the size to be a big target at that level—he’s listed at 6-foot-3, 229 pounds—but the production wasn’t anywhere near what was expected out of him. We should know more about this situation in the coming days.[KnoxNews.com]last_img read more