Posts Tagged ‘Former’

Spartan Hoopla: Is Former Michigan State Guard Chris Allen UConn-Bound?

August 10th, 2010

Former Michigan State guard Chris Allen has been the subject of wide-spread rumors since March.

Some of the rumors have been true, some have yet to be confirmed. He was dismissed from Michigan State on Monday, Aug. 3.

For some, that was good enough. For others, Allen's next destination is still a topic of interest.

Rumors have circulated that Allen has been contacted by the University of Connecticut. That is not true, according to's Mike Anthony.

A source who is familiar with the situation said, "Nobody from the UConn staff called Chris Allen about transferring."

However, Allen's mother, Janice, reportedly said Big East schools, like the University of South Florida and Notre Dame, have contacted her son since his departure from East Lansing.

In The Detroit News post, she mentioned UConn as a potential suitor for her son.

"The phones have been blowin' up," Janice Allen told The Detroit News on Thursday. "He's definitely going to start soon at another school. There definitely won't be any relax time."

Allen's mother went on to say that her son would not transfer to a school in Michigan, and that she, or her son, holds no ill-will toward Tom Izzo or Michigan State.

"The (MSU) program is nice; I have nothing bad to say," said Janice Allen. "Everything is going great (academically). The decision was really sad but it was an enjoyable experience. You just live and you learn."

Allen would bolster any team's defense, as he gained the reputation of being a lock-down defender while at Michigan State.

He averaged just over eight points per game as a junior.

Brett Favre Jenn Sterger vs. Joe Namath/Suzy Kolber: Failed Jets’ Scores

August 6th, 2010

Stop me if you've heard this before: Former Jets quarterback gets caught trying to flirt with attractive sideline reporter and fails miserably.

When news broke that Brett Favre tried to seduce former New York Jets sideline reporter Jenn Sterger by sending her lewd cell phone pictures, one thing came to mind: Joe Namath drunkenly trying to hit on Suzy Kolber during a halftime interview.

Both were cringe-worthy and hilarious moments.

Two larger than life Jets quarterbacks trying to relive their glory days by going for one last score, and it ended in complete failure.

So, let's go to the tape. How do these two classic moments stack up against one another?

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Lorenzen Wright Funeral: Latest on NBA Player’s Mysterious Death

August 5th, 2010
Former NBA big man Lorenzen Wright tragically made headlines in late July when he disappeared in the Memphis area, only to be found dead roughly a week later. Local police are continuing their investigation to find out what exactly happened to Wright, but more important to his family was the memorial service held in his honor yesterday in Memphis. Wright, a 13-year NBA veteran, spent five years with the Grizzlies and last played with the Cavaliers in the 2008-2009 season, before again making news with his passing. Here is the latest.

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Gatlin wins 100m race in return from ban (AP)

August 4th, 2010
Former Olympic champion Justin Gatlin won a 100-meter race in 10.24 seconds Tuesday in his first competition after a four-year doping ban. The 28-year-old American finished 0.07 seconds ahead of countryman J-Mee Samuels. Rubin Williams, also of the United States, was third in 10.54 at the small Bigbank Kuldliiga meet.

Former Oregon QB Masoli joins Ole Miss (AP)

August 2nd, 2010
Kicked off the team at Oregon, Jeremiah Masoli has found a new football home at Mississippi. The former Ducks quarterback, dismissed from the team after two run-ins with the law, visited the Ole Miss campus in Oxford this weekend and coach Houston Nutt offered him a place on the team as a walk-on. Masoli, a California native, posted on his website Sunday that he intends to take up the offer.

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