NCAA Football podcast with Michelle: ACC officials fail to put one second on clock in UNC loss; Will bill pass to pay college athletes?; Wazzu win their third straight 31-24

photo from seattlepi.com: North Carolina running back Michael Carter (8) leaps over Wake Forest defensive back Nasir Greer (3) and North Carolina wide receiver Dyami Brown (2) during the second half of an NCAA college football game in Winston-Salem, N.C., Friday, Sept. 13, 2019. Wake Forest won 24-18.

#1 The ACC said replay should have put one second on the clock for failing to review a play ACC league supervisor Dennis Hennigan said that UNC running back Michael Carter’s forward progress had been stopped by the Wake Forrest defense on Friday night a review would have spotted the ball on the Wake Forrest 43-yard line with a second left. The game was over and Wake Forrest defeated UNC 24-18.

#2 A California bill in 2023 (if passed) would have college athletes in California getting paid for endorsements, having their images used getting paid in practices and for appearances. The bill, which passed the senate, now sits on California Govenor Gavin Newsom’s desk for his signature. Former Florida quarterback Tim Tebow on ESPN says he doesn’t like the proposal saying it won’t be about the university, the team, or the spirit of the team and it’ll just be about the individual player and college players negotiating for pay.

#3 Michelle, your alumnus, the Washington State Cougars, improved with a win over Houston Friday night 31-24 to go 3-0. Cougars quarterback Andrew Gordon threw for 440 yards and three touchdowns. The Cougars had to come back from behind to win, Wazzu head coach Mike Leach went up against Houston head coach Dana Holgorsen. 30 years ago, Holgorsen played for Iowa Welsyan and Leach was an assistant coach.

Michelle’s final thoughts

Michelle Richardson does the NCAAF podcasts each Sunday at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

Sweet Sixteen Bound Cardinal Punches Ticket to Regionals With Win Over Florida State

By: Joe Lami

The Stanford Cardinal will be returning to Maples Pavilion next weekend as they will be continue on to the Sweet Sixteen, after a victory over the Florida State Seminoles on Monday afternoon.  The second-seeded Cardinal defeated the tenth-seeded Seminoles 63-44 in the second round of the NCAA tournament.

The Seminoles grabbed an early seven-point lead, as they went on a 7-0 run to start the game in the first 1:52.  It wasn’t until the 18:08 mark where Amber Orrange was able to get things started for Stanford with a field goal.  The largest lead for Florida State was stretched to eight points at the 12:31 mark, when the Seminoles had the 14-6 lead.  However, this is when the Cardinal were able to turn the game around, as Stanford went on a 26-2 run, including a 13-minute scoring drought for Florida State to end the half.  Stanford went into halftime with a 32-16 lead.

Stanford would also control the second half as well, outscoring the Seminoles by three points to complete the victory.

All-time Pac-12 leading scorer, Chiney Ogwumike, led things for the Cardinal as she finished the game 8 of 11 from the field for 21 points.  She ended the game just one rebound shy of the double double.  Lili Thompson had another outstanding performance, as she contributed 14 points in the win, including a perfect 4 for 4 from the charity strike.  Bonnie Samuelson completed the list of players that got into double figures, as she came off the bench to score 11, with nine points coming from beyond the arc.

Florida State was able to achieve something that few teams have been able to do against Stanford this season, and that is to out-rebound the Cardinal.  The Seminoles won the rebound battle  35-32 with 12 of them coming on the offensive side of the glass.  Natasha Howard, Brittany Brown and Kai James all finished the game with seven rebounds for FSU.  Howard was also the Noles leading scorer, as she finished the game with nine points.

The Cardinal will be returning to the Sweet Sixteen for the seventh time in a row, and now they will be coming back to their home floor for possibly the next two games.  Up next for the Cardinal will be the winner of Penn State and Florida, before what is expected to be an Elite Eight matchup with the number one seed in the region, South Carolina.