Chicago Bears rookie linebacker J.T. Thomas was recently drafted in the sixth round of the 2011 NFL Draft after an impressive career at West Virginia. While he’s yet to practice with his new teammates due to the lockout, Thomas is already making a name for himself in the NFL community after making one dream come true for one eighth-grade student from West Virginia.
Rutgers football finished No. 2 nationally in the latest Academic Progress Report (APR) rankings released today by the NCAA, a year after finishing No. 1. It marks the fourth straight year the football team has been ranked in the top three, making Rutgers the only Football Bowl Subdivision program to accomplish that.
PARIS -- It's newsworthy enough when anyone manages to win a set against Rafael Nadal at any stage of the French Open -- let alone two sets in the first round.
So a buzz built at Roland Garros on Tuesday when unseeded American John Isner pulled ahead of five-time champion Nadal by unfurling his 6-foot-9 frame to pound serves at upward of 140 mph, pushing up to the net time after time for volleys, and generally making the Spaniard uncomfortable for stretches.