University Park, PA. - Despite an overall record of 6-8, including 3-7 in the Big Ten, the Penn State men’s basketball team does have a path to the NCAA tournament, albeit a difficult one to maneuver. The Nittany Lions, who have had to navigate one of the toughest schedules in the nation, have three games remaining against ranked teams—not including the conference tournament—and have already beaten two ranked teams in Virginia Tech and Wisconsin. They are the only top 50 team with a losing record, and have kept games in the rigorous Big Ten close, losing by four points in both Ann Arbor and Columbus and two points in Bloomington. In addition, the majority of Penn State’s remaining games are at home, where they are 5-2.
Alabama rolled to an 18th national title in a decisive win over #3 ranked Ohio State in the 2021 College Football Playoff National Championship. Thanks to the stellar play of quarterback Mac Jones, running back Najee Harris, and Heisman Trophy winner Devonata Smith, the Crimson Tide put up 621 yards of total offense and scored 52 points, the most ever scored by Alabama in a national title game. With the win, Alabama coach Nick Saban becomes the only coach to win 7 national championships (six with Alabama and one with LSU). Alabama 52, Ohio State 24
TORONTO. - Aaron Pico kicked off Bellator’s return to action on Friday night in dominant fashion. The 23-year old made quick work of Solo Hatley Jr. from the opening bell; he managed to take him down and maintained ground control with punches, before submitting him with a rear-naked choke at 2:10 of the first round.
TORONTO. - Former middleweight champion Robert Whittaker earned a hard fought unanimous decision victory over Darren Till in the UFC headline event at Fight Island on Saturday night. In a highly technical, strategic fight, Whittaker held a significant advantage in total strikes, an edge which tilted the decision in his favour.