No. 24 Utah routs No. 4 Oregon, ending Ducks' CFP hopes
Britain Covey returned a punt 78 yards for a touchdown on the final play of the first half, giving Utah 14 points in 27 seconds and a 28-0 lead, and the No. 24 Utes ended No. 4 Oregon’s College Football Playoff hopes with a 38-7 victory Saturday night.
'The Mighty Ducks' coaxes Emilio Estevez back into acting
This image provided by ABC shows Emilio Estevez in a scene from "The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers." (Liane Hektischer/ABC via AP)LOS ANGELES – Emilio Estevez said “The Mighty Ducks” TV series wooed him out of the director’s chair and back into acting, but only because it was a worthy successor to the 1990s movie franchise. Estevez reprises his role as youth hockey coach Gordon Bombay for the Disney+ streaming service's “The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers," debuting March 26. Set in contemporary Minnesota, the Ducks are now a successful, win-at-all costs team. AdEstevez, part of an acting family that includes father Martin Sheen ("The West Wing") and brother Charlie Sheen ("Two and a Half Men"), said he had largely stepped away from acting to make independent films, including 1996's “The War at Home.”
Oregon out of top 10 of women's Top 25 after loss to UCLA
11 in the AP Top 25 released a day after the team's 27-game winning streak ended with a two-point loss to then-No. Oregon entered the Top 25 at No. 11 in the 2017-18 preseason poll and moved up a spot in the first regular-season poll that year. The Cardinal were followed by Louisville, UConn, North Carolina State and South Carolina in the poll. Before this season the conference had six teams in the Top 25 in the same week only twice — on Nov. 17, 2014, and Jan. 14, 2019.
Bateman back for Minnesota, but no Parsons for Penn State
Minnesota is getting its star wide receiver back for an abbreviated Big Ten season. Minnesota announced Wednesday that Rashod Bateman was cleared to play this season by the NCAA and Big Ten after opting out in August. At Penn State, coach James Franklin closed the door on All-America linebacker Micah Parsons returning to the Nittany Lions. Both Bateman and Parsons opted out of the 2020 season before the Big Ten postponed amid concerns about the pandemic. Purdue All-America receiver Rondale Moore, who opted out early like Parsons and Bateman, was cleared to play for the Boilermakers last week.
Flagler College adds ‘gator’ to head off duck problem
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. – Florida problems call for Florida solutions...Flagler College, a private liberal arts college in St. Augustine, believes it may have a solution to its pesky duck problem around the student pool area: a faux disembodied alligator head. Ducks make a mess of the water and pool area so we are testing different methods to make our pool less inviting. The ducks seem to have adopted him so we now have a floating alligator head. Please keep the alligator head in the pool so we can see if it is effective. Maintenance is asking that students leave the fake alligator head in the pool.