Ohio State spring football: ‘TV almost came down’ as they watched 2021 loss to Wolverines
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio State football’s Dawand Jones checks so many of the boxes NFL teams want in an offensive tackle. In addition to his 6-8, 360-pound frame, Jones said Thursday after practice his wingspan has been measured at 7-5. Throughout most of his first season as the starting right tackle, Pro Football Focus graded him among the best tackles in the nation. So he opted to return to OSU for another season to refine his craft and enhance his draft status. “I’m not gonna say no.” ... Jackson said his wingspan is 6-11 and he recently maxed out at 28 bench press reps of 225 pounds.mlive.com
No. 6 Baylor tops No. 8 Ole Miss in Sugar Bowl; Corral hurt
Al Walcott set a Sugar Bowl record with a 96-yard interception return, Monaray Baldwin raced 48 yards for the go-ahead score on an end around, and sixth-ranked Baylor beat No. 8 Mississippi 21-7 as injured Rebels quarterback Matt Corral looked on from the sideline.
Jones wins Honda Classic by 5 shots, earns spot in Masters
Jones won the Honda Classic by five shots Sunday, a final round of 2-under 68 good enough to finish the week at 12-under 268 at PGA National. J.B. Holmes was in the final group with Jones, three shots back to start the day, and his chances were gone very quickly. He ended up with a costly final-round 79 for Holmes; second place, where he started the day, paid Hagy $763,000 while the tied-for-46th finish paid Holmes $19,070. AdHe went on to make double bogey there, and when Jones birdied the par-5 third Holmes’ deficit had gone from three to eight shots in about 45 minutes. “You can't get a tougher golf course to win on than this one, in these conditions," Jones said.
Jones survives a challenging day, takes 3-shot lead at Honda
“I'm happy to go low with the ball flight and I'm probably a little more conservative when the wind is up," Jones said. That’s when his woes started, and what became a nine-shot turnaround between he and Jones began. Jones grabbed a share of the lead with a birdie at the par-4 14th. And when Wise made bogey at the par-3 15th, Jones was the outright leader again. “Just keep doing what I'm doing," Jones said.
Wise takes three-shot lead at midway point of Honda Classic
Wise shot his second straight 6-under 64 on Friday to take a three-stroke lead into the weekend at the Honda Classic. The 128 total is the lowest 36-hole score at PGA National since the tournament moved there 15 years ago — and marks the first 36-hole lead of Wise’s PGA Tour career. Wise birdied the last to finish off the 64, the eighth round of 64 or lower surrendered by PGA National this week. He opened with a 69, then shot 62 — the fourth score that low in Honda history at PGA National — Friday. Jones (61), Wise (64) and Russell Henley (64) had the 64s or better Thursday; Hagy, Ryder, Wise, Brice Garnett (64) and Stewart Cink (64) had them Friday.
Matt Jones ties course record with 61 in Honda Classic
Matt Jones of Australia hits from the 18th tee during the first round of the Honda Classic golf tournament, Thursday, March 18, 2021, in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. Jones tied the course record at PGA National with a 9-under 61. (AP Photo/Marta Lavandier)PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. – Matt Jones’ opening round at the Honda Classic was remarkable. Jones tied the course record Thursday on a typically windy day at PGA National with a bogey-free 9-under 61 giving him a three-shot lead. “I was just managing the golf course and hitting good shots,” Jones said. And Hunter Mahan had a six-hole stretch in which he made, in order, eagle, bogey, bogey, triple bogey, bogey, birdie.
Eastern Michigan University asking for submissions to chronicle 2020
YPSILANTI, MI — Eastern Michigan University Archives is asking for submissions for a special project to document the tumultuous year that has been 2020. The 20/20 Project invites the EMU community to contribute any materials to assist documenting the coronavirus pandemic, political turmoil and racial unrest of 2020, according to a university release. Guidelines for the 20/20 Project include:The University Archives will accept journal and diary entries, social media posts, videos, photographs, audio, and all other digital documentation. Materials for the 20/20 Project can be submitted at the project website. READ MORE:Eastern Michigan University cancels December commencement, plans virtual celebrationTake a look at Eastern Michigan University’s newly renovated recreation buildingEastern Michigan University to change theater’s name amid blackface controversarymlive.com
Former car salesman: Never say this 1 thing when negotiating a deal
If you play your cards right during a car negotiation, you could score a great deal and save thousands of dollars. There is one thing you want to avoid saying when negotiating with a dealer, though: "I don't like the car." That's according to former car salesman Matt Jones, who is now the senior manager of insights at car-review site Edmunds. "People used to say, never let the dealership know that you like the car," Jones tells CNBC Make It. However, acting unenthusiastic won't necessarily land you the best price today.cnbc.com
Jared Lorenzen, former NFL quarterback, has died at 38
Jared Lorenzen of the New York Giants poses for his 2005 NFL headshot. (CNN) - Former New York Giants quarterback Jared Lorenzen has died, his family said. "It is with heavy hearts that the family of Jared Lorenzen would like to extend our sincere thanks and appreciation for all of your support and prayers over the past six days," she said. Lorenzen played for Kentucky before signing with the New York Giants in 2004. Our hearts are with the Lorenzen family," the University of Kentucky Football team tweeted.