Notre Dame Fighting Irish head coach Marcus Freeman watches from the sidelines against the Oklahoma State Cowboys from State Farm Stadium in Glendale AZ on Sat Jan 1, 2022 (AP News photo)
On the NCAABB podcast with Michelle R:
#1 Michelle, what happened to Notre Dame (11-2) in the Fiesta Bowl, the Fighting Irish had a 21 point lead and let it slip away. The number one ranked team falls to the Oklahoma State Cowboys (12-2). The Cowboys roared back with 17 points in the third quarter and seven in the fourth to just edge the Fighting Irish 37-35.
#2 What a finish at the Rose Bowl on Saturday. With the Utah Utes (10-4) ahead in the first half the Ohio State Buckeyes (11-2). The Buckeyes rallied in the second half behind running back Jaxon Smith-Njigba who ran for 347 yards and scored three touchdowns. With Ohio State up 46-45 Buckeyes kicker Noah Ruggles hit a 19 yard field goal to get the Buckeyes up by four in the closing second for a 49-45 win.
#3 No.1 Alabama Crimson Tide gets a win over fourth ranked Cincinnati Bearcats 27-6. Alabama quarterback Bryce Young threw for 181 yards for three touchdowns and one interception. The Crimson Tide had a seven point first quarter and a ten point second quarter.
Michigan Wolverines quarterback Cade McNamara gets a pass away in front of Penn State defensive end Arnold Ebiketie (17) on Sat Nov 13, 2021 at Penn State (AP News photo)
On the NCAAF podcast with Michelle:
#1 No.6 Michigan Wolverines (9-1) keep rolling this time they bested the Penn State (6-4) Nittany Lions 21-17.Michigan quarterback Cade McNamara was 19-29 for 217 yards, and three touchdowns. Good defense by the Wolverines held the Nittany Lions to two field goals in the first half while they scored a touchdown in each of the second, third, and fourth quarters.
#2 There was no mercy rule for the New Mexico State Aggies (1-9) who got crushed by the Alabama Crimson Tide (9-1) 59-3. The Aggies only bright spot in this one was they were able to shutout Alabama in the third quarter. The Crimson Tide used four passers in the game. Starter Bryce Young went 21-23 for 270 yards and five touchdowns.
#3 The No.5 Cincinnati Bearcats (10-0) maintained their perfect record taking to the South Florida Bulls (2-8) 45-28. The Bearcats kept pouring it on with 17 points in the second quarter and 14 points in the fourth quarter. Bearcats quarterback Desmond Ridder went 31-39 for 304 yards and two touchdowns.
Stanford Cardinal’s forward Oscar da Silva (13) tries to defend the shot of the Indiana Hoosiers forward Trayce Jackson-Davis (24) during the Maui Invitational in Asheville NC on Wed Dec 2, 2020 (photo from iuhoosiers.com)
On the Stanford Cardinal podcast with Jerry F:
#1 Jerry the Stanford men’s next two basketball games have been canceled Dec 7 vs. Cal Poly and Wed 9th vs. Loyola Marymount and they will play at USC on Dec 13th. The Stanford women’s team will play at UNLV in Las Vegas until further notice due to the Santa Clara County Covid-19 restrictions directive.
#2 For Stanford football the Cardinal (1-2) are schedule to play in Seattle against the University of Washington Huskies (3-0) this Saturday Dec 5th and then will travel to face Oregon State (2-2) on Dec 12th. Jerry with these changes to the Cardinal home schedule do you see that effecting their play?
#3 In Stanford men’s basketball the Cardinal (1-2) in the Maui Invitational defeated Alabama to open the series but lost their last two games on Tuesday and Wednesday to North Carolina and Indiana. Hoosiers who have a rich basketball tradition finished way ahead of the Cardinal with a 16 point win 79-63.
#4 The Cardinal men play to host Cal Poly on Mon
#5 Back to Cardinal football the Washington Huskies are on a three game win streak and are undefeated the Huskies in their last game narrowly defeated the Utah Utes 24-21. The Huskies quarterback Dylan Morris threw for 272 yards and two touchdowns. While the Stanford Cardinal won their last game against Cal by a one point 24-23 in a game the Cardinal won by blocking the Bears kicker Dario Longhetto’s extra point.
Stanford Cardinal forward Ziaire Williams (3) puts up a fade away shot while the Alabama Crimson Tide’s forward Jordan Bruner (2) leaps to attempt a block while guard Jahvon Quinerly (13) watches from behind Williams on Mon Nov 30, 2020 at Asheville NC (rolltide.com photo)
By Daniel Dullum
Sports Radio Service
Monday, November 30, 2020
Freshman Ziaire Williams scored 19 points and pulled down eight rebounds for Stanford on Monday, leading the Cardinal past Alabama 82-64 in the Maui Invitational men’s basketball tournament being played at Asheville, N.C.
Williams is considered one of Stanford’s highest-rated recruits in the program’s history. The 6-foot-8 forward is a McDonald’s All-American and is rated as high as a top-5 NBA lottery pick if he decides to leave Stanford after one season.
Bryce Wills scored 15 points for the Cardinal, and Oscar da Silva and Daejon Davis added 13 points each.
The Crimson Tide was led by Jahvon Quinerly with 14 points and 10 from Jaden Shakelford.
Williams hit a jumper with 7:42 left in the first half to break a 25-25 tie. The Cardinal then finished the first half with a 16-4 run, taking a 41-29 lead into the break.
Stanford held a 47-31 rebounding edge. Williams and Spencer Jones each had eight boards.
The Cardinal (1-0) will meet No. 14 North Carolina (2-0) in the next round of the tournament, being played in North Carolina instead of Hawaii due to COVID-19 issues.
Clemson quarterback D.J. Uiagalelei (5) runs a keeper against the Boston College defense in the Tigers 34-28 win at Clemson S.C. on Sat Oct 31, 2020 (AP News photo)
On the NCAA Football podcast with Michelle:
#1 The Clemson Tigers (7-0) got by the Boston College Eagles (4-3) 34-28 on Saturday. The Tigers rallied in the fourth quarter with a touchdown and conversion for all the scoring the quarter good for the win.
#2 The Alabama Crimson Tide (5-0) obviously doesn’t believe in the mercy rule crushed Mississippi State (1-4) 41-0. The Crimson Tide offense ran through Miss State’s defense all night long with the Tide ending the first half with a 27-0 score and getting the huge shutout win in the end.
#3 The Ohio State Buckeyes (2-0) picked up their second win of the second win this week beating the Penn State Nittany Lions (1-1) 38-25. Buckeyes quarterback Justin Fields threw for 147 yards, two touchdowns, and no interceptions.
Alabama Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban was negative for the third consecutive day from Coronavirus and allowed to coach on Sat Oct 17, 2020. Here is Saban leading the Crimson Tide in a Black Lives Matter march on Aug 31st, 2020 (AP News photo)
On the NCAA Football podcast with Michelle Richardson:
#1 Alabama head coach Nick Saban was cleared to coach Saturday’s game against the Georgia Bulldog after testing positive for Coronavirus. Saban tested negative for the third consecutive day. Crimson Tide Doctor Jimmy Robinson said Saban was asymptomatic. Alabama got a big win 41-24 over the Bulldogs.
#2 Michelle, Auburn (1-2) got shocked with a 30-22 loss to South Carolina (1-2). South Carolina scored big in the second and third quarters which helped carry them to victory. Gamecocks quarterback Colin Hill was 15-24 for 144 yards and one touchdown and one interception.
#3 The Clemson Tide (4-0) clobbered Georgia Tech (2-2) 73-7 on Saturday. Clemson compiled 35 points in the second quarter. Tigers quarterback Trevor Lawrence threw for 404 yards and five touchdowns.
espn photo: Alabama Crimson Tide quarterback Tua Tagovailoa is carted off the field after getting a dislocated hip and a bloody nose. Tagovailoa will be out for the rest of the season.
On the NCAAF podcast with Michelle:
#1 The Alabama Crimson Tide’s Tua Tagovailoa will be out for the rest of the season due to a dislocated hip and he got a bloody nose in the Tide’s game with Mississippi State. Alabama won it 38-7. What will the loss of Tagovailoa mean for the Crimson Tide?
#2 Penn State picked a big win over the Indiana Hoosiers on Saturday with a 34-27 win. The Nittany Lions quarterback Sean Clifford threw for 178 yards, 11-23 and one touchdown.
#3 Michigan improved to 8-2 with a 44-10 win over Michigan State and the Wolverines quarterback Sean Patterson threw for 384 yards, 24-33, and four touchdowns.
#1 The USC Trojans (5-3) just got by on Friday night against the Colorado Buffaloes (3-5) 35-31 win. With the Buffaloes leading by ten, 31-21, the Trojans stormed back with two touchdowns in the fourth quarter for the 35-31 win in Boulder, Colorado.
#2 In West Division of FBS, SMU (8-0) remained undefeated on Friday night with a road win over the University of Houston (3-5) 34-31. SMU quarterback Shane Buechele threw for 203 yards, two touchdowns and one interception for the win.
#3 To the big game of the week, it’s the Arkansas Razorbacks (2-6) against the Alabama Crimson Tide (8-0). Crimson quarterback Tua Tagovailoa is having himself a season. So far, 2166 yards and 27 touchdowns. No doubt a very hard act to follow. Crimson Tide comes a way with a crushing win 48-7.