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How a Super Bowl 2017 journey started in a raucous Rutgers dorm room

Feb 01, 2017 | by Steve Politi, nj.com

HOUSTON -- They were mostly all business in Suite 192 at the Silvers Apartments in Piscataway. Logan Ryan admired how one of his freshman roommates at Rutgers was an early riser who wanted to be on time, just like him. Mohamed Sanu appreciated how Ryan worked hard to keep the apartment clean, just like him.

Candid Carey meets elementary students

Feb 01, 2017 | by Brad Ellis, The Explorer

Jeanette Pagel is a huge fan of Kadeem Carey. As a supporter of Canyon Del Oro, the University of Arizona and the Chicago Bears, she has been following the running back for the past decade. It was only fitting that Carey would take the time to come out and speak to Pagel’s fifth grade class at Ironwood Elementary.

Mother of former Port Arthur Memorial standout reflects on her son's NFL journey

Jan 31, 2017 | by Royden Ogletree, 12newsnow.com

PORT ARTHUR - "It's been exciting,” said Stephanie Roberts, reflecting on her son’s career. “It's been a journey actually"

A journey that took standout linebacker, Elandon Roberts from the field at Memorial High School in Port Arthur, to the University of Houston, and straight to the NFL.

"He had to grow up so fast I just can't believe he is where he ...

Jerry Stackhouse, Coby Karl Named Coaches for 2017 NBA D-League All-Star Game

Jan 31, 2017 | by dleague.nba.com

NEW YORK, Jan. 31, 2017 – Two-time NBA All-Star and Raptors 905 head coach Jerry Stackhouse will coach the Eastern Conference team while NBA and NBA D-League veteran and Los Angeles D-Fenders head coach Coby Karl will lead the Western Conference team in the NBA Development League All-Star Game presented by Kumho Tire on Saturday, Feb. 18.

Zane Gonzalez ties Senior Bowl record with 3 field goals

Jan 28, 2017 | by Chris Cole, azcentral.com

In his final game wearing a pitchfork helmet, Arizona State's Zane Gonzalez continued his complete disregard for those who came and kicked before him.

Gonzalez tied a Senior Bowl record with three made field goals in the Reese's Senior Bowl in Mobile, Ala., on Saturday. The last time that happened was 1985.

Gonzalez hit from 22, 29 and 39 yards for the ...

Josh Reynolds leads all receivers in Senior Bowl

Jan 28, 2017 | by Associated Press
Josh Reynolds leads all receivers in Senior Bowl

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - California's Davis Webb directed scoring drives on all three of his possessions to lead the South to a 16-15 Senior Bowl victory Saturday over the North, which couldn't hit a final two-point attempt.

BYU's Langi leads locals at Reese's Senior Bowl college all-star game

Jan 28, 2017 | by Sean Walker, ksl.com

MOBILE, Ala. — A local high school and college football product made the game-deciding play in the final all-star game of his collegiate career before April’s NFL draft.

BYU multiposition talent Harvey Langi picked off the game-deciding two-point conversion attempt to help the South hold on for a 16-15 win over the North on Saturday at the Reese’s Senior Bowl in ...

2017 Senior Bowl: UConn's Melifonwu, Ohio's Basham making top-50 push

Jan 27, 2017 | by Rob Rang, cbssports.com

Alabama tight end O.J. Howard is the top NFL prospect playing the 2017 Senior Bowl and Eastern Washington's Cooper Kupp might just be the top story, given how no one has been able to slow down the record-breaking receiver.

Lost a bit in the hype over this year's flashy pass-catchers, however, has been the stellar play of Ohio defensive end Tarell ...

Before he was an NBA All-Star, Hayward was 'Stickboy' who nearly quit basketball

Jan 26, 2017 | by David Woods, Indystar.com

BROWNSBURG, Ind. -- When Gordon Hayward and twin sister Heather were 10, they started writing letters to Mom on Mother's Day. Over the years, Jody Hayward kept the handwritten notes, binding them in volumes.

Mother and son have often recorded "can-you-believe-it?" moments they have shared. There will be another such entry after tonight, when Gordon Hayward is expected to be selected ...

Former Blazer Brian Grant talks to students about managing money

Jan 26, 2017 | by Rachael Rafanelli, kgw.com

PORTLAND, Ore – More than 2,000 Portland middle school students gathered at the Moda Center Thursday, to learn about smart money management, through MassMutual Foundation’s FutureSmart Challenge and the Portland Trail Blazers .

Students participated in an educational seminar hosted by actor Hill Harper, and with Portland Trail Blazers fan-favorite Brian Grant.

The former basketball star talked to the students about his ...

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