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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have relieved Head Coach Dirk Koetter of his duties after three seasons at the helm. The search will now begin for the 12th head coach in franchise history. “We sincerely appreciate the hard work and commitment shown by Dirk over the past several years,” said Buccaneers Owner/Co-Chairman Joel Glazer. “Working with Dirk has been a pleasure and we wish him and his family all the best in the future. Our search for a new head coach will begin immediately and will be conducted by General Manager Jason Licht.” Koetter was named head coach on January 15,…

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INDIANAPOLIS, Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018 – Mike Hiss, the 1972 Indianapolis 500 Rookie of the Year, passed away Dec. 19 in Evansville, Indiana, following a near-30-year battle with cancer-related issues. He was 77. The 6-foot, 2-inch Hiss drove in the “500” four times, his highest finish being the seventh he scored in his rookie year in 1972. Born in Norwalk, Connecticut, and schooled in Sarasota, Florida, Hiss was bitten by the racing bug as a boy when his father took him to witness the 12 Hours of Sebring endurance race. He attended college in Deland, Florida, and began his racing…

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The Boilermakers head into conference play at 9-4 WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – The Purdue women’s basketball team used a high-powered opening half to take down previously unbeaten Bradley at Mackey Arena on Friday 74-61. The Boilermakers dropped 52 first-half points on the Braves, winning their second game in three days and finishing the non-conference schedule at 9-4. Sophomore Karissa McLaughlin led all scorers with 23 points, converting 7-of-14 from the floor and three-of-four from the 3-point line, in addition to five rebounds and four assists. She was a perfect six-for-six at the free throw line, pushing her Big Ten-leading free throw percentage to…

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IOWA CITY, Iowa – For the sixth time this season, University of Iowa senior Megan Gustafson has been named the Big Ten Player of the Week, the conference office announced Monday. It is the 16th award of her career. Gustafson scored a season-high 44 points on 17-for-24 (71 percent) shooting from the field to lead the Hawkeyes to an 91-82 victory over Drake on Friday. She pulled down 14 rebounds (seven offensive) to register her NCAA-leading 10th double-double of the season. Gustafson scored 30 points (11-for-13) in the second half, including 19 (7-for-8) in the fourth quarter. She also made 10-of-14 free throws in…

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Ohio State’s Kaleb Wesson named Player of Week; Minnesota’s Daniel Oturu earns Freshman of Week Player of the Week Kaleb Wesson, Ohio State C – So. – 6-9 – Westerville, Ohio – Westerville South Averaged 23 points, 9.5 rebounds per game and shot 15-of-25 (60 percent) from the floor in a pair of Buckeye wins over UCLA and Youngstown State last weekScored a career-high 31 points, connecting on 10-of-14 field goals and 11-of-13 free throws along with seven rebounds in a victory over Youngstown StatePosted a double-double with 15 points and a career-high 12 rebounds, including eight offensive boards, in a…

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Head Coach Tim Miles On the team’s focus and execution today “Yeah there’s probably nine things we could take from this game and try to get better at, but at the end of the day I thought we did a good job slowly extending the lead. We had a situation, Tom (Allen) was late (for shoot around), so I sat on him a little bit. Just a mistake, everybody makes them. So it kind of messed with our rotations a little bit, but when we get our normal rotations out there I thought everybody performed really well, and so we…

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2017 NFL Honors List: » Pepsi Rookie of the Year: New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara » FedEx Air and Ground Players of the Year: Philadelphia Eagles QB Carson Wentz; Los Angeles Rams RB Todd Gurley » AP Defensive Player of the Year: Los Angeles Rams DT Aaron Donald » Salute To Service Award Presented by USAA: Atlanta Falcons WR Andre Roberts » AP Offensive Rookie of the Year: New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara » AP Offensive Player of the Year: Los Angeles Rams RB Todd Gurley » Game Changer Award presented by Secret: Sam Gordon » AP Defensive Rookie of the Year: New Orleans Saints CB Marshon Lattimore » Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2018: Bobby Beathard, general manager; Robert Brazile, LB; Brian Dawkins, S;…

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Danica Joins Ed Carpenter Racing for 102nd Running of the Indianapolis 500 The buzz about Danica Patrick’s much-anticipated return to the 102nd Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil has shifted into media overdrive with confirmation that she will drive for Ed Carpenter Racing.Patrick let slip her Indy 500 plans while talking to reporters Wednesday about the upcoming Daytona 500, then she and Carpenter discussed the latter half of the “Danica Double” in evening interviews with Indianapolis a variety of media. “I’m super excited to run for Ed,” Patrick told Dave Furst of WRTV in Indianapolis. “He’s obviously been…

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Who is Erin Jackson? Erin Jackson surprised herself and almost everyone else at the U.S. Olympic Speed Skating Trials, becoming an Olympian after just four months on ice. Coming from inline skating, Jackson qualified in the 500m by finishing third. The 25-year-old from Ocala, Fla. went 39.22 in her first heat. She was even better in her second run, going 39.04. Your browser does not support iframes. The 2018 PyeongChang Winter Games will be Jackson’s first Olympics. “I really wasn’t expecting any of this, just coming in as a newbie, just trying to do the best I can,” she said,…

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Eight HBCU Bands “March On” Honda Battle of the Bands Invitational Showcase Dynamic lineup will take center field on January 27, 2018 TORRANCE, Calif., Oct. 26, 2017 – A record number of votes helped select a dynamic lineup of marching bands from our nation’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) to perform at the 16th Honda Battle of the Bands (HBOB) Invitational Showcase on January 27, 2018. The annual event is the culmination of the HBOB program, and provides a national platform to highlight a key element in the HBCU community and campus life – the marching band. The invitational…

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