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Headlines from around the sports world (College Basketball, College Football, NBA, NFL)

Tomorrow’s post:The NBA’s restart calendar

Today I’m going to try something new. I will discuss two to three headlines from college basketball, college football, the NBA, and the NFL.

COLLEGE BASKETBALL-

The top available guard on the transfer market, former Florida guard Andrew Nembhard, is going to play and continue his education in Spokane at Gonzaga this fall. Nembhard chose the Zags over Duke, Georgetown, Memphis, Stanford, and USC. Nembhard started all 67 games the past two seasons for Florida and averaged 11.2 points, 3 rebounds, and 5.6 assists per game last season. While Nembhard will have to sit out this season due to transfer rules, he is expected to replace elite Gonzaga signee Jalen Suggs, as he likely goes to the 2021 NBA Draft next year.

In ESPN’s first ever 2023 rankings, dubbed the 2023 ESPN 25, talented point guard DJ Wagner was ranked number one. A YouTube highlight video in himself, Mikey Williams debuted ranked number three. And the son of LeBron James, LeBron “Bronny” James Jr., debuted at number twenty-four.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL-

This may not just be college football news, but it’s important. John Swofford will retire as ACC Commissioner after the 2020-2021 academic and athletic year. Swofford will step down after 24 years, making him the longest tenured commissioner ever to hold the ACC job.

Mississippi State Running Back Kylin Hill has made a statement. The star running back stated in a tweet earlier this week that, “Either change the (Mississippi) flag or I won’t be representing this state anymore & I mean that.. I’m tired.”

NBA-

Legendary former North Carolina wing and longtime NBA wing Vince Carter officially announced his retirement Thursday. At 43 years old, Carter announced his retirement after a 22-year career.

Lakers Guard Avery Bradley has announced he will opt out and not play in the NBA’s Orlando restart. A former teammate of Lakers star LeBron James, free agent guard JR Smith, has emerged as the lead candidate for the vacant spot on LA’s roster.

Mavs Center Willie Caluley-Stein has opted out of the NBA’s restart. To fill the open spot, Dallas is expected to sign Guard Trey Burke.

NFL-

The NFL has advised its teams to expect an on time start to training camps come July. Most players on most teams will report to camp no later than July 28.

The Pro Football Hall of Fame cancelled the NFL’s opening pre-season game between the Dallas Cowboys and Pittsburgh Steelers due to the ongoing coronavirus. The Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement has also been postponed.

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College Football SEC

cbhsports 2020-2021 College Football Schedule Predictions 49:Vanderbilt

Week Opponent Predicted Record (W/L)
1 Mercer Win 1-0 (0-0) SEC
2 at.Missouri Loss 1-1 (0-1) SEC
3 at.Kansas State Loss 1-2 (0-1) SEC
4 Colorado State Loss 1-3 (0-1) SEC
5 at.Georgia Loss 1-4 (0-2) SEC
6 Ole Miss Loss 1-5 (0-3) SEC
7 at.Kentucky Loss 1-6 (0-4) SEC
8 Bye None 1-6 (0-4) SEC
9 South Carolina Loss 1-7 (0-5) SEC
10 Florida Loss 1-8 (0-6) SEC
11 at.Texas A&M Loss 1-9 (0-7) SEC
12 Louisiana Tech Win 2-9 (0-7) SEC
13 Tennessee Loss 2-10 (0-8) SEC

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How I would do conference realignment

Here’s my updated view on how I think conference realignment will go when conference TV deals end from 2023-2026. Instead of making a lengthy post about it, check out my slide deck explaining everything and my YouTube video.

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College Football SEC

cbhsports 2020-2021 College Football Schedule Predictions 46:South Carolina

Week Opponent Predicted Record (W/L)
1 Coastal Carolina Win 1-0 (0-0) SEC
2 East Carolina Win 2-0 (0-0) SEC
3 Missouri Win 3-0 (1-0) SEC
4 at.Kentucky Loss 3-1 (1-1) SeC
5 at.Florida Loss 3-2 (1-2) SEC
6 Tennessee Loss 3-3 (1-3) SEC
7 Bye None 3-3 (1-3) SEC
8 Texas A&M Loss 3-4 (1-4) SEC
9 at.Vanderbilt Win 4-4 (2-4) SEC
10 Georgia Loss 4-5 (2-5) SEC
11 at.LSU Loss 4-6 (2-6) SEC
12 Wofford Win 5-6 (2-6) SEC
13 at.Clemson Loss 5-7 (2-6) SEC

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College Football SEC

cbhsports 2020-2021 College Football Schedule Predictions 43:Missouri

Week Opponent Predicted Record (W/L)
1 Central Arkansas Win 1-0 (0-0) SEC
2 Vanderbilt Win 2-0 (1-0) SEC
3 at.South Carolina Loss 2-1 (1-1) SEC
4 Eastern Michigan Win 3-1 (1-1) SEC
5 at.Tennessee Loss 3-2 (1-2) SEC
6 at.BYU Loss 3-3 (1-2) SEC
7 Georgia Loss 3-4 (1-3) SEC
8 Kentucky Win 4-4 (2-3) SEC
9 Bye None 4-4 (2-3) SEC
10 at.Mississippi State Loss 4-5 (2-4) SEC
11 at.Florida Loss 4-6 (2-5) SEC
12 Louisiana Win 5-6 (2-5) SEC
13 Arkansas (Kansas City,MO) Win 6-6 (3-5) SEC

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‘Nova Forward Saddiq Bey to sign with agent, stays in 2020 NBA Draft (CBB News)

Villanova sophomore Forward Saddiq Bey is sticking in the 2020 NBA Draft. The potential lottery pick is signing with Excel Sports Management.

The Basketball Tournament, a winner-take-all affair for a seven-figure sum to be held next month. It will become the first live televised basketball competition in America since the coronavirus pandemic sidelined sporting events around the world in March. Featuring former college stars and stars from overseas, TBT, will commence at Nationwide Arena, the home of the NHL’s Columbus Blue Jackets for the 24-team tournament which will be played July 4-14.

Graduate transfer Jalen Johnson has decided to play at Wake Forest instead of East Tennessee State. Johnson announced the change in an Instagram post Monday. Johnson graduated in December from Tennessee and was set to join ETSU under Steve Forbes, who decided to leave and take over the Demon Deacons program.

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College Football SEC

cbhsports 2020-2021 College Football Schedule Predictions 41:Kentucky

Week Opponent Predicted Record (W/L)
1 Eastern Michigan Win 1-0 (0-0) SEC
2 at.Florida Loss 1-1 (0-1) SEC
3 Kent State Win 2-1 (0-1) SEC
4 South Carolina Win 3-1 (1-1) SEC
5 at.Auburn Loss 3-2 (1-2) SEC
6 Eastern Illinois Win 4-2 (1-2) SEC
7 Vanderbilt Win 5-2 (2-2) SEC
8 at.Missouri Loss 5-3 (2-3) SEC
9 Bye None 5-3 (2-3) SEC
10 at.Tennessee Loss 5-4 (2-4) SEC
11 Mississippi State Win 6-4 (3-4) SEC
12 Georgia Loss 6-5 (3-5) SEC
13 at.Louisville Loss 6-6 (3-5) SEC

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College Football SEC

cbhsports 2020-2021 College Football Schedule Predictions 39:Mississippi State

Week Opponent Predicted Record (W/L)
1 New Mexico Win 1-0 (0-0) SEC
2 at.NC State Loss 1-1 (0-0) SEC
3 Arkansas Win 2-1 (1-0) SEC
4 Tulane Win 3-1 (1-0) SEC
5 Texas A&M Loss 3-2 (1-1) SEC
6 Bye None 3-2 (1-1) SEC
7 at.Alabama Loss 3-3 (1-2) SEC
8 at.LSU Loss 3-4 (1-3) SEC
9 Auburn Loss 3-5 (1-4) SEC
10 Missouri Win 4-5 (2-4) SEC
11 at.Kentucky Loss 4-6 (2-5) SEC
12 Alabama A&M Win 5-6 (2-5) SEC
13 at.Ole Miss Loss 5-7 (2-6) SEC

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College Football SEC

cbhsports 2020-2021 College Football Schedule Predictions 37:Tennessee

Week Opponent Predicted Record (W/L)
1 Charlotte Win 1-0 (0-0) SEC
2 at.Oklahoma Loss 1-1 (0-0) SEC
3 Furman Win 2-1 (0-0) SEC
4 Florida Loss 2-2 (0-1) SEC
5 Missouri Win 3-2 (1-1) SEC
6 at.South Carolina Win 4-2 (2-1) SEC
7 Bye None 4-2 (2-1) SEC
8 Alabama Loss 4-3 (2-2) SEC
9 at.Arkansas Win 5-3 (3-2) SEC
10 Kentucky Win 6-3 (4-2) SEC
11 at.Georgia Win 7-3 (5-2) SEC
12 Troy Win 8-3 (6-2) SEC
13 at.Vanderbilt Win 9-3 (7-2) SEC

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My three favorite teams (for my favorite teams) to beat

I love when my team beats these three. Yes, we usually stay objective on the blog, but since it’s Sunday I thought we’d have some fun. These are not ranked.

LSU Tigers (College Baseball, Basketball, Football, and Track)
Whether it is any of these sports, I love when my hogs destroy LSU. A big new reason for me is when they left us for Texas A&M rivalry weekend wise and left us out in the cold playing a forced rivalry with Missouri.

Duke Blue Devils (College Basketball)
I got tons of respect for Coach K and everything and everyone in the Duke program. But it feels really good when my North Carolina Tar Heels shock the mighty Blue Devils. But other than basketball, I don’t mind the Dukies.

Ole Miss Rebels (Really any sport but yeah let’s just say every sport)
Even though I love the Manning family, the feeling I have when Arkansas defeats Ole Miss in any sport is remarkable. Nothing comes close to these three, for me though but if I had any honorable mentions for this list they would include NC State, Texas, and Texas A&M.