It’s that time of the year for draft declarations. As I’m sure you’ve seen already, our Draft Declarations Tracker is filling up. The good news for Wisconsin is that one of its best offensive playmakers confirmed he will not be on that list.
Per the Wisconsin State Journal, there was a rumor going around that Badgers wide receiver Jared Abbrederis was leaning toward leaving Madison for the NFL. Turns out that was news to Abbrederis.
Via a statement through the university Saturday night, Abbrederis said, “I’m coming back for my senior year and am excited for it.”
Badger fans should be excited too. The junior reeled in 49 receptions for 837 yards and five touchdowns this past season.
Not that he will, but Abbrederis still has until about midway through this month to change his mind.
Today one of college football’s biggest rivalry games will be shown to DISH customers in Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth and seven other regions in Texas. The reason? Television contract disputes between Tegna and DISH.
Tegna is the largest independent owner of NBC and CBS affiliates in the country, including NBC affiliates in Denver, Washington D.C., Atlanta and Phoenix. The company is in a continued dispute with DISH related to fee disputes, per Variety.
“Our position has been simple: The same fundamental terms that allowed us to reach deals with distributors nationwide should serve as the basis for our deal with Dish,” a statement from Tegna said. “Rather than accepting that fair, market-based approach, Dish has refused to reach an agreement and once again is preventing its customers from accessing valued channels, even as customers continue to pay for that content.”
Now the dispute carries a concern for some fans wanting to watch Oklahoma and Texas this afternoon.
This should go over well, although there may be some Texas fans who may not want to witness what happens to the Longhorns anyway.
Heading into what could be his final game as head coach of the Maryland Terrapins, Randy Edsall will reportedly go with Perry Hills as his starting quarterback.
Hills, a junior, got the start for the first two games of the season but the leash was short. Edsall made a change to Caleb Rowe following a loss at home to Bowling Green. Hills has completed 52.9 percent of his passes for 306 yards and four touchdowns with two interceptions. Rowe has been a disaster at the position, completing just 44.0 percent of his attempts for 428 yards, four touchdowns and an astounding 12 interceptions in five games. Daxx Garman has struggled as well with a completion percentage of just 33.0.
Maryland take son No. 1 Ohio State this afternoon in Columbus.