Ebenezer Cobb Morley's Rules Revolutionized Soccer. Here's What to Know About the 'Father of Modern Football'

Ebenezer Cobb Morley's Rules Revolutionized Soccer. Here's What to Know About the 'Father of Modern Football'

Before Ebenezer Cobb Morley, soccer looked quite different — and much more brutal — than “The Beautiful Game” played around the world today. Association football, as the sport was then known, bore a closer resemblance to rugby, permitting a greater amount of tackling and ball-handling. It also suffered from chaotic disorganization, with multiple competing leagues, […]

Penn State's Ryan Buchholz ends football career over back pain

Penn State's Ryan Buchholz ends football career over back pain

Penn State defensive end Ryan Buchholz, a Great Valley High School graduate, announced Wednesday that he is retiring from football because of chronic back pain. In a statement he released on Twitter, the 6-foot-6, 258-pound redshirt junior from Malvern said his back problems started developing in high school and never got better. “I’ve been through […]

University Of Maryland Accepts Responsibility For Football Player's Death

University Of Maryland Accepts Responsibility For Football Player's Death

University of Maryland President Wallace Loh speaks at a news conference about the death of student athlete Jordan McNair, who collapsed at football practice and later died. Patrick Semansky/AP hide caption toggle caption Patrick Semansky/AP University of Maryland President Wallace Loh speaks at a news conference about the death of student athlete Jordan McNair, who […]

Picking the best college football team in each state entering the 2018 season

Picking the best college football team in each state entering the 2018 season

The 2018 college football season is fast approaching. To help kick off the year, we’re picking the best Division I program in every (applicable) state, republic and commonwealth in the union. Before getting to the actual selections, though, there are a couple of points to clarify. This is not a list of the programs that […]

Experts say Maryland may not have acted quickly enough to save football player

Experts say Maryland may not have acted quickly enough to save football player

by Jesse Dougherty August 13 at 7:09 PM Email the author Nearly 40 minutes after a 911 call was placed, Jordan McNair arrived at Washington Adventist Hospital in Takoma Park with a body temperature of 106 degrees, according to a hospital medical report. Once admitted, the 19-year-old Maryland football player was covered with ice and […]

Fantasy Football Rankings: Sleeper Wide Receivers, Part 2

Fantasy Football Rankings: Sleeper Wide Receivers, Part 2

I’ve preached how deep the wide receiver class is in fantasy football this year. To further prove that theory, I wanted to dive deeper into the pool. Looking at half-PPR ADPs, here are a few WRs in the 101-150 range that should provide you a great return on your (minimal) investment. Oakland Raiders wide receiver Jordy Nelson (82) warms […]

Fantasy Football 2018: Washington Redskins Preview

Fantasy Football 2018: Washington Redskins Preview

Knowledge is power and the greatest asset you can acquire in order to compete for a fantasy football championship. Here’s your 2018 preview of the Washington Redskins, the 24th of 32 team profiles leading to draft season in mid-August: 2018 Fantasy MVP: Jamison Crowder, WR Crowder and new quarterback Alex Smith are a perfect match. […]

Maryland places athletic staffers on leave in wake of football player's death

Maryland places athletic staffers on leave in wake of football player's death

by Jesse Dougherty August 10 at 7:03 PM Email the author The University of Maryland has placed multiple members of its athletics staff on administrative leave as an external review of the death of football player Jordan McNair continues, a school spokesman confirmed Friday. Maryland would not specify the identity of the staff members placed […]

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