Hacksaw’s Headlines-Wednesday

Posted by on December 29th, 2021  •  0 Comments  • 


Holiday Bowl….Canceled just 4-hours before UCLA-North Carolina State game because of outbreak of positive tests on Tuesday morning in UCLA football program

..Holiday Bowl exec Mark Neville-‘Working to find a replacement team-working with NC St
..’We are heartbroken-not willing to cancel game yet-exhaust chance get replacement’
..Report entire Defensive line of UCLA tested positive when results came back gameday
..UCLA was left with two defensive lineman and no backups
..Bruins-Wolfpack were due (3.2M) each from ESPN for playing in Holiday Bowl
..Ticket refunds of some 30,000 tickets will be made
..To be determined who will pay Bowl Expenses
..2nd year in a row Bowl was canceled…Last year canceled a month before game
..Last minute cancellation could be devastating to Holiday Bowl reserves.
..NC State coach Dave Doeren critical UCLA..’Did not tell us of problems’
..Doeren..’Should have been alerted days ago-come up with Plan B’
..Doeren..’Felt we were lied to’
..Doeran..’We deserved better-spent 5-days here-gave up Christmas with families’
..Boo Carrigan-NC State-AD..’incredibly frustrated by this’
..UCLA AD-Martin Jarmond did not respond about number of positive tests
..UCLA said Medical advisors urged school not to play
..UCLA confirmed it re-tested unvaccinated players
..UCLA not reveal whether they were testing daily
..UCLA officials refused to answer questions from Media at Petco Park
..5th Bowl game canceled in a week

Aztecs…All American P-Matt Araiza files for NFL draft after record setting season…Joins Cam Thomas..Will Dunkle..Daniel Bellinger headed to draft

Aztecs…QB-Lucas Johnson transfers out of program…Will try to go to another school as a 1-year Graduate transfer…coming off Career best 300-passing yard win in Frisco Bowl against Texas San Antonio…Becomes 7th SDSU player to enter transfer portal


1st Responder Bowl…Air Force-W-Louisville (31-28)..Falcons QB-Hazziq Daniels throws 2TDs-runs 2TDs in win..Daniels (9-10) 225Y passing including TDs 61-64Y…AFA adds (170R) in win.

Birmingham Bowl…Houston-W-Auburn (17-13)..QB-Clayton Tune TD pass in 4th quarter gives Cougars win..Auburn lost 5th game in a row-first time in 71-years under new coach Brian Harsin..Cougars finish (12-2)…Auburn (6-7)

Liberty Bowl..Mississippi State-L-Texas Tech (34-7)..QB-Donovan Smith (225P-1TD)..RB-Taj Brooks (107R-TD)

Guaranteed Rate Bowl..West Virginia-Minnesota…Gophers led (8-0) in 2nd quarter at Press Time…

(Schedule)…Wednesday game

Alamo Bowl..Oregon-vs-Oklahoma
Cheez It Bowl..Clemson-Iowa State
Pinstripe Bowl..Virginia Tech-Maryland

(NFL Notes)

John Madden…Legendary Raiders coach and NFL broadcaster passes away (85Y)..had been in declining health for the last year…Built the Oakland Raiders into a dynasty…winning 10-games or more 7-times in 10-year career…Including (13-1) and a Super Bowl in 1976…Transferred into an NFL broadcaster working primarily with Pat Summerall on CBS and Al Michael….Was (103-32-7) working for Al Davis…Then created the legendary Madden-NFL Football video…Became a key confidante of Commissioner Roger Goodell…Voted into NFL Hall of Fame.

Chargers..Put K-Dustin Hopkins..LS-Jeff Overton..OT-Trey Pipkens..CB-Davontae Harris on Covid list…14-players currently on list…Total of 21 have been ill in 2-weeks plus 2-coaches.

Chargers…Activate RB-Austin Eckeler..CB-Tevaughn Campbell from Covid list..Also activated..DT-Justin Jones..DE-Chris Rumph..QB-Chase Daniel…KR-Andre Roberts..OG-Senio Kelemete

Steelers..Coach Mike Tomlin-Vote of Confidence Off Coord-Matt Canada
Steelers..Allow OL coach Adrian Klemm to leave team-take job at Oregon
Jaguars..Give GM-Trent Baalke-Vote of Confidence-will return next year

Jaguars..Ask permission to interview Kellen Moore-Dan Quinn–Dallas..Byron Leftwich-Todd Bowles-Tampa..Ntahaniel Hackett-Bills for vacant Jacksonville head coaching job..

NFL..Negotiating with Union to change Covid protocols…”Activate players after 5-days if they test clean and show no additional symptoms

Tampa Bay..Coach Bruce Arians-isolates-Covid Test..2X-cancer survivor
Tampa Bay..S-Jamel Dean on Covid list
Rams..IR-RB-Darrell Henderson-knee..LB-Ernest Jones-ankle
Colts..QB-Carson Wentz-on Covid list-was unvaccinated
Arizona..LB-Marcus Golden on Covid list
(Roster Moves)

Carolina..Release veteran backup QB-Matt Barkley

Lakers-W-Houston (132-123)..LeBron James-Russell Westbrook exploded in game…James (32P-11A-10R)….Westbrook (22P-12R-10A)…Carmelo Anthony (24P)..Malik Monk (25P)…….LA had lost 5-in row…(17-18) on season..Tuesday game

Clippers-Boston…Wednesday game…LA (17-16) on season

Oklahoma City..Head coach Mark Daigneault..G-Josh Gidley-Covid test
Cleveland..G-Darius Garland-on Covid list
Washington..F-Rui Hachimura..C-Montrzl Harrell on Covid list
Golden State..Activate G-Andrew Wiggins from Covid list
Toronto..Activate G-Malachi Flynn from Covid list
Denver..Activate G-Bol Bol
Nets..Activate F-Kevin Durant..G-Kyrie Irving..F-LaMarcus Aldridge from list
Cavaliers..Activate C-Evan Mobley from list

USD…Covid issues lead to cancelation of WCC game with 5th ranked Gonzaga-Friday



A’s..sign FA-P-Justin Grimm…ex Cubs-Mriners

Reds..Put 3B-Eugenio Suarez on trade block..making 9M per year

Hanwha Eagles-Korea..Sign P-Nick Kingham-ex Pirates-Yankees



LA Kings-Las Vegas…Knights score 3-goals in (2:16) span in opening period…Led (3-1) at Press Time…..Kings (14-11-5)

Kings..Callup F-Martin Erk-Jarrett Dolan-Alex Turcotte to be on taxi squad

Ducks-Vancouver..Wednesday game…Ducks (17-9-6)…Canucks won 6-in row

Ducks..C-Trevor Zegras placed on Covid list

Florida..D-Olli Juolevi among 5-on Covid list
San Jose..Lose G-Aiden Hill-Covid

Ottawa..Callup G-Matt Murray from AHL
Maple Leafs..Coach Sheldon Keefe-cleared to rejoin team after clean Covid test

NHL..Cancels 9-games of teams in Canada because of Canadian government Protocol problems.

American Hockey League..Cancels San Diego Gulls games on Friday-Sunday vs Tucson Roadrunners…Gulls have had 4-straight games postponed because of Covid issues


English Premier League…Tuesday games:
..Hot Spur-Tie-Southampton…Harry Kane scores for Spurs to tie game
..Crystal Palace-W-Norwich…Palace posts 3-0 win
..West Ham-W-Watford…West Ham scores goals at 27’29’
..Liverpool-L-Leicester..City goalie Kasper Schmeichel made a big save on Mo Salah penalty shot..hands Liverpool only 2nd loss of season.

..Manchester City-Brentford..Wednesday game


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