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D’Cota Dixon: ‘I’m Much More Than Just A Football Player’

Apr 17, 2019 | by Ryan Mayer, CBS Miami

(CBS Miami)- One thing that immediately becomes clear in speaking with NFL Draft prospect and former Wisconsin Badgers safety D’Cota Dixon is the strength and clarity of his faith and spirituality. A native of Coconut Grove in Miami, Dixon’s parents both struggled with substance abuse leading to some difficult times for Dixon and his older brother Dexter growing up. But, where most people ...

2019 NFL Draft: 5 Draft Crashers to Watch

Apr 16, 2019 | by J.P. Scott, Athlon Sports

The 2019 NFL Draft is fast approaching. As always, you can't move about the internet these days without bumping into hundreds of mock drafts written by anyone and everyone.

The dirty little not-so-well-kept secret about all of those mock drafts is that they are never right. They are all wrong, and most of them are not even close.

Enes Kanter making most of second chance with Trail Blazers

Apr 15, 2019 | by Anne M. Peterson, San Francisco Chronicle

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Looking back on it now, the Trail Blazers were clearly smart to pick up Enes Kanter after he was waived by the New York Knicks.

Kanter was brought aboard by Portland as insurance for the final stretch of the season, meant to back up starter Jusuf Nurkic.

Then Nurkic broke his leg and Kanter was thrust into a ...

Beal emerges into bona fide star during career year

Apr 15, 2019 | by Zach Rosen, NBA.com/Wizards
Beal emerges into bona fide star during career year

After making his first NBA All-Star team in the 2017-18 season, Bradley Beal was hungry for more in his seventh season. He wanted to be an All-Star caliber player for the second straight year to demonstrate consistency and improvement. Beal didn’t want to be a one-hit wonder; he was out to prove that he belonged in the conversation as one ...

Former BYU Linebacker Sione Takitaki Prepares For NFL Draft

Apr 14, 2019 | by Austin Facer, KSL Sports

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – After wrapping up his collegiate career at BYU, Sione Takitaki has been quite the busy man.

Projected to be a mid-round draft pick in this month’s NFL Draft, the former Cougar linebacker has been traveling all over the country to meet with coaches and team executives from several different teams.

It’s a grind, but Takitaki knows it will ...

Renell Wren: ‘When I’m Out On The Field, It’s All About Taking Care Of Business’

Apr 11, 2019 | by Ryan Mayer, CBS Chicago

(CBS Local)- The 2019 NFL Draft has a plethora of talented defensive lineman. In a day and age when teams are passing the ball with more frequency and running offenses at a higher tempo, those men up front on the line are a big part of how defenses look to attack. Even among a large group of top athletes, former Arizona ...

After a successful sophomore season, Kyle Kuzma has no plans of slowing down

Apr 10, 2019 | by Christian Rivas, SB Nation
After a successful sophomore season, Kyle Kuzma has no plans of slowing down

Following a successful rookie campaign with the Los Angeles Lakers last season, former No. 27 overall pick Kyle Kuzma avoided the sophomore slump, and looked just as impressive in his second season this year.

BYU names Mark Pope its new head basketball coach

Apr 10, 2019 | by Dick Harmon, Deseret News
BYU names Mark Pope its new head basketball coach

PROVO — Mark Pope, the widely publicized front-runner in BYU’s search to lead its men’s basketball program, will be named the Cougars' head basketball coach today.

"Director of athletics Tom Holmoe will introduce Mark Pope as the next head coach of the BYU men’s basketball program at a press conference today at 3 p.m. MDT in Studio A of the BYU Broadcasting ...

Juwann Winfree: ‘Any Team That Drafts Me Gets Versatile Receiver With Strong Fundamentals’

Apr 08, 2019 | by CBS Denver
Juwann Winfree: ‘Any Team That Drafts Me Gets Versatile Receiver With Strong Fundamentals’

DENVER (CBS 4)- Former Colorado Buffaloes wide receiver Juwann Winfree like isn’t the first name that comes to mind when thinking about this year’s NFL Draft. His time with the Buffs (he missed all of 2016 with a torn ACL) was hampered by injuries, allowing him only one full season (in 2017).

DAX RAYMOND’S PATH TO THE DRAFT

Apr 08, 2019 | by Oliver Hodgkinson, Ninety-Nine Yards
DAX RAYMOND’S PATH TO THE DRAFT

High School Football. College Football. The NFL Draft. That is the conventional path to the NFL. Utah State tight end Dax Raymond’s path has been far from conventional.

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