Month: January 2022

UAlbany’s Tyler Oedekoven, twice SportsCenter Top 10 star, enters transfer portal

When University at Albany wide receiver Tyler Oedekoven entered the NCAA transfer portal, he had two great highlights in his reel to attract interest from other schools.

Oedekoven, who made the ESPN SportsCenter Top 10 Plays in consecutive weeks during the 2019 season, said Tuesday he’s moving on for academic reasons. He announced his decision to leave Monday on Twitter.

Oedekoven, who’s on course to receive his bachelor’s degree in business administration this spring, said he wants to study business analytics in graduate school. He has two years of eligibility remaining.

“Albany has an information systems program, which is more of the IT direction,” said Oedekoven, who aspires to become a CEO. “But I wanted more of the business side of analytics, rather than the IT side. It was all academic reasons why I wanted to leave, for the most part. After the season, I contemplated about what transpired and

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Boys basketball: Haddonfield’s Daire Roddy makes ESPN SportsCenter Top 10 Plays

New Jersey high school basketball was on display on ESPN on Sunday morning.

Haddonfield’s Daire Roddy was featured at No. 4 on SportsCenter’s Top Ten Plays. Roddy lifted the Bulldawgs to a 41-40 victory over Overbrook on Saturday. The sophomore stole the in-bounds pass at midcourt, landed, and chucked up a 40-foot game-winning 3-pointer.

The bucket sent the home crowd into a frenzy. Roddy was mobbled and piled on by his teammates.

Haddonfield improved to 11-2 with the win, and the Bulldawgs have won six games in a row.

“Haddonfield down by two, Daire Roddy the steal, the heave at the buzzer!” the ESPN anchor said describing the play. “Does it get any better than that? Forty-one to 40 win. That was phenomenal.”

Video originally taken by Tim Gallagher on Twitter.

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Patrick Mahomes Details How Travis Kelce Saved KC Season


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Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce had eight receptions and a TD against the BIlls.

We all know Travis Kelce helped the Kansas City Chiefs win their overtime thriller against the the Buffalo Bills on January 23 with his toe-tapping walk-off touchdown. Quarterback Patrick Mahomes said that the tight end’s football awareness also saved the game.

Rewind back to eight seconds on the clock in regulation. Mahomes had just hit Tyreek Hill for a 19-yard strike on first down, setting up a do-or-die moment from the Chiefs’ 44-yard line.

It was the stuff legends are made of, and Kansas City may never see another combination as clutch and legendary as Mahomes to Kelce. The conversion itself was unbelievable but the explanation from the QB only added to its greatness.

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Wildest stats from Chiefs vs. Bills playoff game for the ages: A look at records broken, history made and more

Pretty boring weekend, right? I mean, all we got were four incredible playoff games that each came down to the final play. Those four walk-off finishes were the most in a single postseason in NFL history and all of them came over a two-day stretch in a single round. The cherry on top of all that madness came in the final game of the divisional round slate on Sunday night when the Bills and Chiefs duked it out in a battle for the ages. 

Those two AFC juggernauts went toe-to-toe for the bulk of the game, but things really went haywire in the final two minutes. Both teams went absolutely bonkers and traded leads through the end of regulation where the Chiefs were inexplicably able to force overtime after getting the ball back with just 13 seconds left. As they began that game-tying drive, the Bills held a 91% win

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