Talkin’ Troy S5E2: Turning of the Tide: 50 Years Later

first_imgFifty years after the 1970 ‘Turning of the Tide’ game in Alabama between the integrated Trojans and the all-white Crimson Tide, associate managing editor Nathan Ackerman, sports editor Taylor Mills and sports writer Lachelle Smith speak to Sam Cunningham and John Papadakis, USC alumni who took part in that historic 1970 Trojan victory. They talk about that game, which many consider to have facilitated the integration of college football at Alabama and in the South, and also speak on the impact of the game 50 years later and how it connects to recent college athlete activism.last_img read more

Browns hosting Mike Daniels after Packers release

first_imgIt was speculated that Daniels could generate interest in Cleveland considering several members of the team’s front office were employed by the Packers when Green Bay selected Daniels in the fourth round of the 2012 draft. When Browns general manager John Dorsey was asked about the move Wednesday, he was coy about the prospect of hosting Daniels.”As of right now, Mike Daniels is the property of the Green Bay Packers,” Dorsey said. “You know my past history, I do not really like to talk about other teams’ players. He is a good football player.” Chargers’ Russell Okung reveals he had pulmonary embolism, a ‘near-death’ experience Julian Edelman injury update: Pats receiver has broken thumb, could miss preseason, report says Daniels was limited to just 10 games in 2018, the fewest of his career, after suffering a foot injury in Week 11 and landing on injured reserve on Dec. 1.The 30-year-old was entering the final year of a four-year contract worth $41 million and due to make $7.6 million.center_img PFT later reported that Daniels plans to travel to another city Thursday night, though “the identity of that team is, for now, being closely guarded.”Daniels was cut by the Packers in a shocking move Wednesday after spending his entire seven-year career in Green Bay. ESPN reported his “preference would be to sign with a Super-Bowl contender.” Related News Mike Daniels is on the move.According to NFL Media, which cited unidentified sources, the Browns are hosting the veteran defensive end Thursday for his first visit since becoming a free agent.last_img read more

Patriots receiver Josh Gordon files for reinstatement to NFL

first_imgNFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said in March the league wants to help Gordon “get his life on the right track.”“Once he gets on the right track, we’ll get to that place [potential return],” Goodell said. “I think right now, he’s had a complete focus on, ‘I’ve got to keep myself off the field in the right place before I can get back on the field.’”Patriots coach Bill Belichick addressed Gordon’s status Thursday after practice. Bill Belichick vows to be ‘more involved’ with Patriots’ defense Patriots wide receiver Josh Gordon has applied for reinstatement to the NFL, Pro Football Talk reported Saturday.The 28-year-old Gordon was suspended indefinitely in December for violating terms of his reinstatement to the NFL from a suspension for violating the league’s substance-abuse policy. He’s had several such suspensions during his career. Patriots QB Tom Brady avoids contract questions: ‘Talk to Mr. Kraft’ However, Gordon appeared to have turned his life around after being acquired by the Patriots in a trade with the Browns early last season.The Patriots not only awarded him a Super Bowl ring, but reportedly paid for his substance-abuse treatment. Related News Patriots try QB Danny Etling at wide receiver “We don’t have anything to do with Josh Gordon. He’s suspended,” Belichick said. “You need to talk to the league. We have no control over Josh Gordon.”Gordon caught 40 passes for 720 yards and three touchdowns in 11 games with the Patriots last year.last_img read more