Florida A&M overcomes Bethune-Cookman 75-67

Florida A&M overcomes Bethune-Cookman 75-67

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) Jamie Adams scored 24 points and Jamari Bradshaw added 20 to lead Florida A&M to a 75-67 victory over Bethune-Cookman in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference opener for both teams on Saturday.

Markee Teal had 10 points for the Rattlers (2-6), and Muham Abdul-Aleem grabbed eight rebounds.

Adrien Coleman scored 17 points and Alex Smith had 13 to lead Bethune-Cookman (2-6), which lost its third in a row. The Rattlers' victory also snapped the Wildcats' streak of five consecutive wins in December meetings between the teams. Malik Jackson led the Wildcats with eight rebounds.

Florida A&M outshot Bethune-Cookman from the 3-point line 52.9 percent (9 of 17) to 14.3 percent (2 of 14), and the Rattlers outscored the Wildcats by nine points at the free-throw line. The Rattlers were 18 of 27 on foul shots, the Wildcats 9 of 22.

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Former MVP Adrian Peterson signing with Redskins amid mounting RB injuries

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Former MVP Adrian Peterson signing with Redskins amid mounting RB injuries

The Redskins agreed to terms with free agent running back Adrian Peterson, per multiple reports and confirmed by NBC Sports Washington.

Washington added Peterson as their running back group took a number of hits this preseason. Rookie Derrius Guice was lost for the year in the preseason opener, while Byron Marshall, Martez Carter and Samaje Perine got hurt in the second preseason game against the Jets.

Peterson is a huge name. He’s likely headed for the Hall of Fame when his career ends, and he’s one of only a handful of rushers to gain more than 2,000 yards in a season.

His best seasons came with the Vikings, but Peterson hasn’t delivered top flight results since 2015.

If he’s healthy and ready to go, Peterson could be a tremendous steal for the Redskins. There is no way to know until he suits up in the preseason, which could happen as soon as this Friday night against Denver.

On the roster, Washington has Rob Kelley, Kapri Bibbs and Chris Thompson available at running back. At his best, Peterson is significantly better than that group.

Will the Redskins get Peterson at his best?

That’s the big question. And with two preseason games remaining, he will get the chance to prove it.


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Maryland football announces plans to honor the late Jordan McNair during 2018 season

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Maryland football announces plans to honor the late Jordan McNair during 2018 season

University of Maryland football players shared their plans to honor their late teammate Jordan McNair this upcoming season Monday morning in College Park. 

This is the first media availability for players granted by the university since the 19-year-old's tragic June death following an offseason workout that left McNair hospitalized due to heatstroke. 

Sophomore center Johnny Jordan and junior offensive lineman Ellis McKennie each outlined how the team will remember McNair, beginning with a moment of silence during the team’s opener Sept. 1 against Texas at FedEx Field.

Additionally, each player will rock helmet stickers with McNair's No. 79 uniform number which the team plans to retire in 2020. The offensive linemen room will also be renamed in honor of McNair. 

On Friday the university's Board of Regents announced it is taking over the in-depth look at investigations surrounding the football program. Head coach DJ Durkin is currently on paid administrative leave and strength and conditioning coach Rick Court resigned August 14. 

As speculation continues to grow, Maryland is expected to have a decision made within the next two weeks.