How ‘Jimmermania’ started, and what Jimmer Fredette learned from the iconic 2010-11 BYU basketball season

The crowd roared every time Jimmer Fredette tickled the twine with his patented jump shot.

It was Jan. 26, 2011, and the No. 9 BYU Cougars were hosting the undefeated No. 4 San Diego State Aztecs, a team that featured future NBA champion Kawhi Leonard. The game was deemed the most anticipated in the history of the Mountain West Conference due to the respective star power of Fredette and Leonard. ESPN reported at the time that tickets to the Marriott Center had been sold out for a week.

Fredette ended the game with 43 points and 5-of-8 shooting from the 3-point line. He played all but one minute. His scoring output accounted for 60% of BYU’s total in the 71-58 win.

Fredette walked onto the floor that night with plenty of local buzz. He’d had a solid junior season and plenty of impressive moments before beating Leonard and the Aztecs

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Duke pushes past Kentucky to kick off Coach K’s final season

Coach K’s send-off tour got off to the perfect start on Tuesday night.

Mike Krzyzewski and No. 9 Duke mounted a big second-half run to power past No. 10 Kentucky on Tuesday night 79-71 at Madison Square Garden in the Champions Classic — which officially kicked off the 2021-22 men’s college basketball season.

The night marked the first of many sure to be highlighted by Krzyzewski, who will retire at the end of the season after more than four decades leading the Blue Devils.

Duke and Kentucky were locked in a close battle through the first 20 minutes on Tuesday night, and the Wildcats jumped to a slight lead just minutes into the second half after trailing by four at the break.

That, though, is when Duke turned it on. The Blue Devils mounted a huge 18-4 run over a nearly eight-minute span to break open a 15-point lead.


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Panthers’ Sam Darnold first QB in NFL history with 5 rushing TDs in his team’s first 4 games of season


Sam Darnold may not be Michael Vick, but the Panthers quarterback has set an NFL record that not even Vick could match. On an 11-yard touchdown run during the first half of Sunday’s game against the Cowboys, Darnold became the first quarterback in league history to rush for five touchdowns during his team’s first four games. Darnold also scored on a one-yard touchdown run earlier in the game. 

The former Jets quarterback had five rushing touchdowns during his first three seasons. Darnold entered Sunday’s game with a league-high three touchdown runs. His first rushing touchdown this season came against his former team in Carolina’s Week 1 win over New York. Darnold scored two touchdowns in last Sunday’s 24-9 win over the Texans

Darnold has played an integral role in the Panthers’ 3-0 start. During the Panthers’ first three games, the former No. 3 overall pick completed 68.2% of

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Drake Curating Music For ‘Monday Night Football’ This Season

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