Blue Jackets fans might remember defenseman John Moore as a nice young man, a choirboy type whom the Jackets selected in the first round in the 2009 draft. But since the time he was traded to the New York Rangers in April 2013, he seems to have found a mean streak.
At the end of the day — an overused committee-speak phrase that literally applies in this case — the only college football committee that matters is the official 12-member group that releases its first College Football Playoff rankings tonight on ESPN.
Mr. Stein: It is time for my yearly rant about Ohio State fans falling into the trap of thinking that OSU football is somehow on the same level as other “Power Five conference” teams and belong on the same stage in January.
Asked about the nonconference schedule of the men’s basketball team, Ohio State coach Thad Matta told an audience at an Agonis Club fundraiser this week that last season’s was the toughest among Big Ten schools.
When NCAA president Mark Emmert said on Monday that there is no current talk of allowing athletes to receive compensation for autographs and signed memorabilia, it said all we need to know about why so many criticize the NCAA.
Mike Adams hadn’t stepped on the field in a regular-season game since last December at Green Bay. His disappointing second-year season, when he lost his starting job at offensive left tackle after four games, had been followed up by a disappointing training camp when he did little to demonstrate why the Pittsburgh Steelers invested a second-round draft pick in him in 2012.