Unbeaten James Gordon Smith ready to deliver excitement at Detroit Brawl

Detroit bantamweight action hero James Gordon Smith (11-0, 6 KOs) knows what boxing fans in Detroit have come to expect from him… and he doesn’t mind one bit. “People want to see you exciting in there; we are in the hurt business,” said Smith. “They don’t want to pay to see a guy running the whole fight. It’s not exciting that way. I fight the way fans love. You make...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
3 days ago

2017 NFL Draft: Kareem Hunt and Shock Linwood

Join BRB as we take a look at a common trait between two of this year’s lesser known RB talents. It’s almost draft season. Although the NFL Playoffs are still to come, the college football season is in its final throes. Players are declaring left, right and centre, so I thought it might be time to take a look at two of the lesser known players within this excellent running backclass...
Via Battle Red Blog
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Cox, Lamb lead App State past Toledo in Camellia Bowl, 31-28

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) Marcus Cox rushed for 143 yards and a touchdown and Michael Rubino kicked the go-ahead 39-yard field goal to lift Appalachian State to a 31-28 victory over Toledo on Saturday night in the Camellia Bowl. The Mountaineers (10-3) won the game in Alabama's capital city on a late field goal for the second straight year, this one coming with 5:14 left. They got...
Via AP on Fox
December 17, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Darrynton Evans takes kickoff 94 yards for a TD

Just when Toledo thought it was gaining some momentum against Appalachian State Saturday at the Raycom Media Camelia Bowl, freshman Darrynton Evans stole it back. Following a 15-play touchdown scoring drive for the Rockets that tied the game up 21-21, Evans took the kickoff return 94 yards for a score. Fielding the short kick on the bounce, his return was a blaze of glory. The Mountaineers...
Via Sportsnaut
December 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Scouting The 2017 NFL Draft: Kareem Hunt, RB, Toledo

Today we take a look at a very talented RB coming out of Toledo. You can watch Kareem play in the Camellia Bowl 12/17 5:30 PM EST on ESPN Introduction Hometown: Willoughby, Ohio High School: South High School Recruitment: 3 Stars Class: Senior Awards: 2014 All Mac Team 2015 All- Mac Team 2016 Maxwell Award Watchlist Measurables Height: 6'0" Weight: 225 Projected 40...
Via Gang Green Nation
December 17, 2016

App State, Toledo follow similar blueprint to Camellia Bowl

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) Appalachian State and Toledo have matching 9-3 records, running backs chasing the same career milestone and head coaches who are friends and former co-workers. The two teams, who meet in Saturday's Camellia Bowl, employ different offensive styles but share common ground. ''Their players are a lot like us,'' Mountaineers coach Scott Satterfield said. ''They...
Via AP on Fox
December 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Appalachian State, Toledo meet in Camellia Bowl

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) Appalachian St. (9-3, Sun Belt) vs. Toledo (9-3, Mid-American Conference), 4:30 p.m. (ESPN) Line: Toledo by 1. Series Record: First meeting. WHAT'S AT STAKE Both teams are trying to reach 10 wins and extend bowl success. Appalachian State won this game last year in its first bowl game, while the Rockets are 11-4 in bowl games. KEY MATCHUP Appalachian...
Via AP on Fox
December 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Top 10 storylines for this weekend’s college football bowl games

Christmas is right around the corner. Most of the nation is covered in a blanket of snow. Yep. College football bowl games are here, and we can’t wait for them to begin. There are five games on the slate this upcoming Saturday. And while the big hitters won’t play for a couple more weeks, there are plenty of reasons to tune into these games as we move into the winter holiday...
Via Sportsnaut
December 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Appalachian State, Toledo meet for first time in Camellia Bowl

Appalachian State and Toledo will meet for the first time when they clash in the Raymon Media Camellia Bowl on Saturday in Montgomery, Ala., but the two coaches are not strangers. Mountaineers coach Scott Satterfield spent a season as Toledo's passing game coordinator before moving on Florida International and then to Appalachian State. Toledo coach Jason Candle was the Rockets...
Via FOX Sports
December 13, 2016

SQ Raycom Media Camellia Bowl Preview

For the next three-plus weeks, everyone will be talking about the College Football Playoff and "major" bowl games. But we'd be remiss if we didn't talk about all the other great bowl games that will take place between December 17 and January 9. One such bowl, the Raycom Media Camellia Bowl, will take place on opening day.The third installment of the Camellia Bowl pits one of the...
Via The Sports Quotient
December 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Appalachian State returns to Camellia Bowl, facing Toledo

Appalachian State (9-3, Sun Belt) vs Toledo (9-3, Mid-American), Dec. 17, 5:30 p.m. EST LOCATION: Montgomery, Alabama. TOP PLAYERS Appalachian State: RB Marcus Cox has 872 rushing yards in eight games and needs 40 to reach 5,000 for his career. Backfield mate Jalin Moore has run for 1,376 yards. Toledo: RB Kareem Hunt has run for 1,355 yards and caught 39 passes. Has 4,825 career...
Via AP on Fox
December 04, 2016  |  Discuss

No. 14 WMU still unbeaten after 55-35 rout of Toledo

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) Corey Davis and No. 14 Western Michigan wrapped up an undefeated regular season in style, routing Toledo 55-35 on Friday night to secure a berth next week in the Mid-American Conference championship game. Davis became the career FBS leader in yards receiving, and the Broncos (12-0, 8-0, No. 21 CFP) never trailed, scoring a defensive touchdown on the first...
Via AP on Fox
November 25, 2016  |  Discuss

No. 14 WMU puts unbeaten run on the line against Toledo

One game separates Western Michigan from an undefeated regular season and it's against a team that will have plenty of motivation in its own right. The 14th-ranked Broncos face Toledo on Friday with a division title at stake. Yes, it's true: After all the fanfare WMU has received for its remarkable run this year, the Broncos aren't even assured a spot in the Mid-American Conference...
Via AP on Fox
November 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Toledo owes Western Michigan an upset… or two

Looking back at recent college football history, it’s safe to say that Toledo is due to upset Western Michigan on Friday evening. That’s not to say that defeating the Broncos will be an easy task. It won’t be. After all, Western Michigan enters the game with a perfect record, including two wins over Big Ten opponents. In addition, the Bronco offense is one of the most explosive...
Via The Student Section
November 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Fleck, W. Michigan look to 'row the boat' vs. Toledo

Since his arrival at Western Michigan in December 2012, coach P.J. Fleck urged everyone associated with his program to "Row the Boat" - and the philosophy has brought the No. 14 Broncos into uncharted waters. Western Michigan hosts Toledo on Friday (5 p.m. ET, ESPNU) in what amounts to the Mid-American Conference West Division title game. The winner advances to the MAC championship...
Via FOX Sports
November 22, 2016

Toledo beats Ball State to set up MAC showdown with Western Michigan

The Toledo Rockets defeated Ball State 37-19 to set up a de facto MAC West title game with Western Michigan. Make no mistake about it: this was a big win for Jason Candle’s squad. Sure, Ball State entered this contest with a 4-6 record, but the Cardinals have a knack for upsetting Toledo when the Rockets are having a strong season. That was certainly the case in 1997, 2001, and...
Via The Student Section
November 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Newkirk, Kimble help St. Joseph's beat Toledo 77-76

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Shavar Newkirk scored 28 points and Lamarr Kimble added 16 - both career highs - to help Saint Joseph's hold on for a 77-76 win over Toledo in the season opener for both teams on Saturday night. Newkirk hit 9 of 16 from the field, including 3 of 4 from 3-point range, with a career-best seven rebounds and three assists. James Demery added 11 points and tied a...
Via AP on Fox
November 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Some early NBA trends to watch

The NBA has been back in our lives for over two weeks and this year is already more lit than even the most optimistic observers could have guessed. Fears of a joyless march to Golden State Warriors vs Cleveland Cavaliers III have proven greatly exaggerated. Instead, this season is already shaping up to be the most fun in recent memory. Let's check in on a few storylines.The Wild...
Via Yardbarker
November 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Toledo Rockets rally to defeat Northern Illinois, keep MAC West title hopes alive

The Toledo Rockets rallied in the second half to defeat Northern Illinois 31-24, keeping their hopes of a MAC West title alive. That’s not to say that UT was perfect in this game. It wasn’t. The Rocket defense had absolutely no answers for NIU’s Kenny Golladay, who caught 14 passes for 149 yards and a touchdown. It also had trouble stopping the run, as Ryan Graham and Joel...
Via The Student Section
November 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Woodside rallies Toledo past Northern Illinois 31-24

CHICAGO (AP) Kareem Hunt ran for 122 yards and scored a touchdown with 1:15 left in Toledo's 31-24 comeback victory over Northern Illinois on Wednesday night in NIU's Chi-Town Showdown at the Chicago White Sox's Guaranteed Rate Field. Logan Woodside threw for three touchdowns in the second half after entering the game with 34, tied with Jake Browning of No. 4 Washington for the...
Via AP on Fox
November 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Toledo Rockets crush Akron, keep hopes of winning the MAC West alive

The Toledo Rockets crushed the Akron Zips 48-17, keeping their hopes of winning the MAC West championship alive. Make no mistake about it: this was an impressive victory for Toledo. After all, the Zips came into this contest as one of the better offensive teams in the MAC, ranking 23rd nationally in yards per play, and 33rd in passing yards per game. With that type of explosiveness...
Via The Student Section
November 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Hunt moves into 2nd on Toledo's rushing list, Rockets win

AKRON, Ohio (AP) Logan Woodside threw for 327 yards and three touchdowns, and Kareem Hunt ran for 136 yards and a score to help Toledo beat Akron 48-17 on Wednesday night. Toledo led by just 10 points at halftime, but scored on its first four possessions of the second half. Hunt had a short touchdown run, Terry Swanson caught a pass out of the backfield for a 10-yard TD, Zach...
Via AP on Fox
November 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Woodside finds Thompson for 4 TDs, Toledo beats CMU 31-17

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) Logan Woodside and receiver Cody Thompson connected seven times for 122 yards and four touchdowns to help Toledo beat Central Michigan 31-17 on Saturday. It was the second-best scoring game for a wide receiver in program history, trailing just Eric Page with five scores in 2011. Woodside found Thompson for two 16-yard touchdowns - on back-shoulder throws - in...
Via AP on Fox
October 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Toledo rallies past Bowling Green 42-35, unbeaten in MAC

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) Kareem Hunt scored from the 3 with 18 seconds left to play as Toledo snapped a late tie and rallied past Bowling Green 42-35 in a Mid-American Conference showdown on Saturday. The win lifts the Rockets to 5-1, 2-0 MAC as the teams packed 42 points into the game's final 15:02. Hunt gained 99 yards on 25 carries. Bowling Green (1-6, 0-3) scored consecutive touchdowns...
Via AP on Fox
October 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Woodside tosses 4 TDs passes, Toledo tops E. Michigan 35-20

YPSIALNTI, Mich. (AP) Logan Woodside threw four touchdown passes, including a 12-yard fade route to Corey Jones with 2:37 left, and Toledo outlasted Eastern Michigan 35-20 on Saturday. Woodside finished 25 of 31 for 247 yards, while Kareem Hunt rushed for 141 yards on 29 carries with a touchdown for Toledo (4-1, 1-0 Mid-American). Woodside's 15-yard touchdown pass to Michael...
Via AP on Fox
October 08, 2016  |  Discuss
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