Jets WR Jamison Crowder (groin) inactive vs. Patriots 

Jamison Crowder’s return will once again be put on hold. The New York Jets wide receiver was officially listed as inactive Sunday against the New England Patriots due to a groin injury. Crowder was listed as questionable due to the injury. He returned to practice this week, getting in limited reps on Thursday and Friday. The veteran receiver was on the reserve/COVID-19 list during Week 1. Crowder was expected to

College Football Playoff takeaways: Big names struggling, new teams surging and more

College football reporter Joined in 2007 Graduate of Indiana University In 2020, the College Football Playoff selection committee was tasked with determining the top four teams without one of its most important criteria — nonconference games. College football fans aren’t the only ones who desperately missed the matchups, and three weeks into the season, there have been plenty of results that will continue to resonate with the committee through

We're telling you there's a chance: An Alabama title might not be inevitable this season

ACC reporter. Joined ESPN in 2012. Graduate of the University of Delaware. Alabama is mortal. This makes sense intuitively, because Nick Saban is human and his players are human. But throughout the final three quarters of that 31-29 showdown in the Swamp, Alabama wasn’t just theoretically mortal. Instead, its flaws were visible. The ground game ran into its share of brick walls against Brenton Cox Jr. and the Florida defensive

College Football Playoff picks after Week 3

Week 3 came and showed fans something we haven’t seen in a while: Alabama tested deep into the fourth quarter. It looked like the Crimson Tide were on their way to another rout, racking up a 21-3 lead in the first half, but the Florida Gators did not back down despite the early deficit. The Alabama lead dwindled to two, 31-29, late in the fourth quarter, but the Tide defense

Rams to require proof of COVID-19 vaccination for all home games beginning in Week 7

Beginning with the Week 7 contest against the Detroit Lions on Oct. 24, the Los Angeles Rams will require all home game attendees ages 12 and over to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test result taken within 72 hours of gameday in order to gain entry into SoFi Stadium. The updated COVID-19 policy is being enacted in accordance with a mandate passed down by the Los

College football red carpet: A look at the best uniforms for Week 3

As we enter Week 3 of the college football season, some squads will be looking to turn heads with their play and fashion sense. Teams have revealed what they will be wearing for their respective games this weekend, and they are making sure their players will be taking the field in style. One of college football’s greatest traditions returns this week, and that is Penn State’s White Out game at

Bo Jackson: An oral history of the legend, from Auburn to Bo Knows

In 1982, his 1-yard plunge as a freshman propelled Auburn to its first victory over Alabama in nine years. In 1991, a hip injury in an NFL playoff game led to the end of his two-sport career. Between the two milestones, Bo Jackson was one of America’s highest-profile athletes and a cross-over star. A class of Auburn journalism students talked to those who observed his career most closely — as

Eagles, DE Josh Sweat agree to three-year, $40 million contract extension 

The Eagles have secured on of it’s top pass rushers for the foreseeable future. Defensive end Josh Sweat has agreed to a three-year, $40 million contract extension with Philadelphia, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reports. The extension keeps Sweat under contract with the Eagles through the 2024 season. According to Rapoport, Sweat’s new deal is worth a maximum of $42 million with $26.92 million guaranteed and comes with a $10

Nebraska's Scott Frost reportedly angry at officials after Oklahoma pregame skirmish

Nebraska and Oklahoma haven’t played each other since 2010, but clearly no love has been lost between these former Big 12 rivals if their pregame skirmish is any indication. Roughly 20 minutes before kickoff of Saturday’s game between the Cornhuskers and third-ranked Sooners, Oklahoma’s team crossed midfield to jeer at a few straggling Nebraska players. The only thing separating the teams was the Cornhuskers coaching staff, though the remainder of

Kedon Slovis injury update: USC QB leaves Washington State game with upper body injury

The first game of the post-Clay Helton era at USC got off to a rough start. The Trojans went three-and-out on the first drive of the game, but with 12:56 left in the first, starting quarterback Kedon Slovis got sacked on third-and-12 and laid on the turf before getting tended to by trainers and walking off the field under his own power. BENDER: 10 candidates to replace Clay Helton Though