CSN Spotlight: Virginia faces critical test at home


CSN Spotlight: Virginia faces critical test at home

Virginia faces a must-win, two traditional CAA powers try to keep pace with James Madison and North Carolina hopes to further establish itself as a Coastal Division contender. Catch all the college football action this Saturday on CSN and CSN Plus.

New Hampshire (3-2) at William & Mary (3-2), Sat. 12:00 p.m. on CSN

New Hampshire is riding a two-game win streak as they hit a soft point in their schedule, but it's back to business this week as they head to Williamsburg to face the Tribe. Quarterback Sean Goldrich is expected to return for the Wildcats to the lineup after an ankle injury held him out the past two weeks. Goldrich is a four-year starter who threw for 2,391 yards and 16 touchdowns last season.

William & Mary will look to counter with its balanced attack on offense. Last week against Villanova, the Tribe put up 466 yards of offense, 199 of which came on the ground. A steady dose of their lethal two-headed running attack with Mikal Abdul-Saboor and Kendall Anderson will be key.

Syracuse (3-2) at Virginia (1-4), Sat. 3:30 p.m. on CSN

Virginia faces a must-win on Saturday as they host Syracuse. With four losses already, it seems unlikely the Cavaliers are going to be able to rebound and win five of their seven remaining games to become bowl eligible. Having said that, Virginia must win this game in order to keep the season from completely unraveling.

Read the full preview of this game and all the latest Virginia news here on the Cavaliers Report.

Wake Forest (3-3) at North Carolina (4-1), Sat. 7:00 p.m. on CSN Plus

North Carolina won four-straight before heading into their bye week and are now seen as one of the Coastal contenders which of course puts them on upset watch in the always goofy Coastal Division. They will have to find a way to solve a Wake Forest defense that shutout Boston College last week for a 3-0 win.

As good as the defense has looked, however, they may struggle against the explosive North Carolina defense led by quarterback Marquise Williams. Can the Demon Deacons do enough on offense to match the Tar Heels? With the suspendion of cornerbacks M.J. Steward and Mike Hughes, there is a real opportunity here for Wake Forest to stun the Tar Heels.

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Wilmer Difo homers but Phillies top Nats


Wilmer Difo homers but Phillies top Nats

WASHINGTON -- Rhys Hoskins hit a two-run homer, Vince Velasquez pitched five effective innings and the Philadelphia Phillies snapped Washington's six-game win streak with a 3-1 victory over the Nationals on Saturday.

Velasquez (2-4) allowed one run and one hit in his first win since April 7. He also struck out four, walked four and hit a batter.

Edubray Ramos, Tommy Hunter, Luis Garcia and Hector Neris then combined for four innings of one-hit relief. Neris earned his sixth save.

Trea Turner led off the Washington ninth with a walk and was running when Matt Wieters popped out to short right field. Turner, who slid into second, lost track of the ball and was easily doubled off first.

Wilmer Difo homered for Washington. Third baseman Anthony Rendon went 0 for 2 with two walks after missing 19 games with what the team called a contusion to his toe.

Nationals right-hander Tanner Roark (2-3) tied his season high with nine strikeouts in 6 1/3 innings. He was charged with three runs and six hits.

Andrew Stevenson accounted for Washington's other hit, a one-out single in the sixth. Pedro Severino followed with a walk, but Ramos induced a double-play grounder from Rafael Bautista.

Cesar Hernandez opened the game with a single off Roark and Hoskins homered to center on a 3-2 pitch. It was his fifth of the season.

Maikel Franco provided an insurance run when he followed Carlos Santana's one-out triple with a single in the sixth.


Phillies: RHP Ben Lively (lower back strain) threw 20 pitches in a bullpen session. Lively was placed on the disabled list April 27. ... Manager Gabe Kapler said RHP Pat Neshek (shoulder strain) will throw a bullpen session as the next step in his rehabilitation. Neshek has not appeared in a game this season.

Nationals: 1B Ryan Zimmerman was scratched from the lineup due to stiffness in his side, according to manager Dave Martinez. ... RHP Trevor Gott, who sprained an ankle in the sixth inning Friday night, is day to day.


The winners of the last three NL Cy Young Awards square off when Philadelphia's Jake Arrieta (3-1, 3.49 ERA) opposes Max Scherzer (6-1, 1.79 ERA). Arrieta won the award in 2015 with the Cubs and Scherzer, the National League Pitcher of the Month for April, has claimed the honor each of the last two seasons.

Future NBA prospect Omer Yurtseven transfers to Georgetown from NC State


Future NBA prospect Omer Yurtseven transfers to Georgetown from NC State

The pieces are starting to come together for Patrick Ewing.

On Monday the Georgetown Hoyas picked up perhaps the biggest (literally and figuratively) target of the transfer market, Omer Yurtseven.

From North Carolina State, the transfer from Istanbul Turkey will have two years remaining of eligibility. Due to NCAA transfer rules, he is not allowed to play for the 2018-19 season.


Standing at 7-0, the center helped power the Wolfpack to an NCAA tournament bid this past season. Averaging 13.5 points, 6.7 rebounds, and 1.8 blocks a contest, Yurstseven earned All-ACC Third Team honors in the 2017-18 season. He also touted a 58.3 shooting percentage and was not afraid to pull it up from deep either (22 made three-pointers).

NC State lost in the first round of the NCAA Tournament to No. 8 Seton Hall, but he was limited due to foul trouble with only two points and two rebounds in 14 minutes of play.

Initially, he is the option to fill the void that Jessie Govan will leave, whether that is during this offseason or next. Already the team has lost power forward Marcus Derrickson

Yurtseven will just be another frontcourt talent for Ewing with the Hoyas.

It was widely reported that he was considering playing options, both in the United States and abroad before this announcement. Easily he has the talent to go in first round of the NBA Draft whichever year he declares.

On the same day, the Hoyas also announced the signing of four-star guard James Akinjo.