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KWC men ready for early Sportscenter game

Dec. 14—Kentucky Wesleyan College is expecting around 2,000 school children at the Sportscenter for its Tuesday lunch time men’s basketball game against University of Health Services and Pharmacy-St. Louis.

KWC partnered with some area mental health organizations to set up this field trip game early in the last week before Christmas break for Panther athletic teams.

“In my world, a great basketball game warrants a field trip,” KWC coach Drew Cooper said.

KWC is coming off a difficult road swing where it lost at Malone (78-66) and at Walsh (51-49) and was without leading scorer Ben Sisson because of an ankle injury. The Panthers are 5-5, 1-3 in the G-MAC.

“Our challenge was one, playing our first four conference games without Ben, we’re missing his leadership, his interior physicality,” Cooper said. “The second thing we’re battling is defining ourselves as a blue collar, gritty, tough basketball players.

“That’s a challenge

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Fearless and faithful, Clemson’s Justyn Ross is ready to make the most of his second chance

Let’s celebrate for a bit. Let’s feel good for one of the best wide receivers in the country.

Justyn Ross is playing again. That should be enough for now, but it isn’t. Not only is Ross playing, he is a Preseason All-America selection.

Clemson is delighted, of course. Ross’ return from potentially devastating surgery could have impacted his quality of life. Never mind the Tigers got to the College Football Playoff semifinals last season without him. That’s not the point at all.

Ross returning at all is an admirable accomplishment considering he came coming close to never playing again. Last summer, Ross was lost for the season due to a congenial neck and spine condition. It was nine months ago that coach Dabo Swinney assured fans that Ross would be back in 2021, but there is an aperture between being back and being a Preseason All-American.

Ross, a 6-foot-4 junior

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Michael Jordan was ready to ‘torch’ broadcaster minutes after winning his last title

Shortly after ripping out the hearts of John Stockton and Karl Malone en route to his final NBA championship, Michael Jordan was poised to go one-on-one with broadcaster Dan Patrick. Always the competitor, Jordan barely had time to light his victory cigar before threatening to “f—-‘n torch” the longtime sports media personality.

Appearing on The Ryen Russillo podcast, Dan Patrick recounted an interview that highlighted Jordan’s competitiveness. After MJ’s iconic shot over Bryon Russell clinched a Bulls three-peat and Jordan’s sixth title, he joined Dan Patrick on the set of SportsCenter.

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“That last (championship) in Utah…When Mike comes in (to the interview) he’s got his jersey out, he’s soaked in champagne, Cuban cigar, he’s got the basketball with him…” Patrick told Russillo.

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49ers Are Reportedly ‘Ready’ To Make Their Selection

A closeup of a 49ers football helmet. Kyle Shanahan revealed his starter between Jimmy Garoppolo and Nick Mullens ahead of Week 3.

A closeup of a 49ers football helmet. Kyle Shanahan revealed his starter between Jimmy Garoppolo and Nick Mullens ahead of Week 3.

The 2021 NFL Draft is only four days away but there’s a whole lot of mystery at the top of the order. We already know who the Jaguars and Jets are taking at No. 1 and 2 respectively, but now we may know the 49ers‘ selection at 3. At the very least, the 49ers know.

Appearing on SportsCenter this weekend, ESPN NFL insider Jeremy Fowler reported that the 49ers have internally reached a decision on who they’ll take. But beyond narrowing their choices down to three – Alabama QB Mac Jones, Ohio State QB Justin Fields and NDSU QB Trey Lance – the identify of that pick remains a mystery.

“I’m told the work is done in Santa Clara,” Fowler said, via Bleacher Report. “They

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