1:48 PM ET Minnesota signed coach P.J. Fleck to a contract extension, the school announced Wednesday. Fleck’s seven-year extension will keep him in the Twin Cities through the 2029 season. Financial terms of the extension weren’t disclosed. “This is all about cultural sustainability,” Fleck said in a statement. “We have talked about that from day
2:00 PM ET Pete ThamelESPN Notre Dame tight end Michael Mayer told ESPN that he’s declaring for the NFL draft. Mayer is the top prospect at his position, No. 8 overall on Mel Kiper’s Big Board, and leaves Notre Dame as the most productive tight end in school history. Mayer, a true junior, told ESPN
12:13 PM ET PITTSBURGH — Speaking for the first time since the television broadcast captured an explicit sideline outburst, Pittsburgh Steelers receiver George Pickens downplayed the incident. Pickens was seen yelling, “Throw me the f—ing ball” after Diontae Johnson nearly fumbled in the fourth quarter Sunday in Atlanta. Instead, the pass was ruled incomplete, and
1:26 PM ET FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — The New York Jets‘ revolving door at offensive tackle continued Wednesday, as they placed rookie right tackle Max Mitchell on the non-football injury list. His season is over. Mitchell is one of six different players to start at left or right tackle for the Jets, who started losing
11:36 AM ET DJ Bien-AimeESPN The Houston Texans have benched quarterback Kyle Allen after two starts in favor of former starter Davis Mills. Mills struggled in his first 10 starts, with a completion percentage of 61.9% and a passer rating was 78.1, ranking in the bottom 10 in the NFL in both categories. Mills’ record
12:20 PM ET Alaina GetzenbergESPN ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — Buffalo Bills pass-rusher Von Miller is out for the remainder of the season after having surgery for an ACL injury, coach Sean McDermott announced Wednesday. Miller underwent exploratory surgery in Texas on Tuesday, and an ACL injury was found in his right knee. The pass-rusher was
12:59 PM ET Paolo UggettiESPN Alabama athletic director Greg Byrne said Wednesday he doesn’t expect the SEC to further expand “in the short term” while speaking at the Sports Business Journal Learfield Intercollegiate Athletics Forum. “I sure think so,” Byrne said when he was asked if the conference is done adding more teams. “I can
11:53 AM ET Jeff Brohm is going back home, as he and Louisville are finalizing a deal to make him the Cardinals’ next head football coach, sources told ESPN on Wednesday. Brohm has been the head coach at Purdue the past six seasons and guided the Boilermakers to the Big Ten championship game this season.
9:00 AM ET PHILADELPHIA — The locker room doors opened and music filled the room following the Philadelphia Eagles‘ Week 12 win over the Green Bay Packers. Players bustled about. Some laughing. Some dancing. Some shouting out profanity to no one in particular (Darius Slay, still mad he couldn’t pull in an Aaron Rodgers interception).
6:55 AM ET Mario Ferri ran onto the pitch during the World Cup game between Portugal and Uruguay. Richard Sellers/Getty Images The protester who ran onto the field during the World Cup game between Portugal and Uruguay holding a rainbow flag has told Reuters that FIFA president Gianni Infantino intervened to ensure he was set free