S.R. 46 Bridge Reconstruction Begins August 11

first_imgDEARBORN COUNTY—The Indiana Department of Transportation plans to close S.R. 46 at its bridge over I-74 on or after Monday, August 11.A detour utilizing I-74, S.R. 1 and S.R. 101 will route traffic around the S.R. 46 closure, located west of St. Leon in Dearborn County, until bridge demolition and reconstruction are completed in approximately three and a half months.Duncan Robertson, Inc., of Franklin, is the state’s contractor for a $2.1 million Seymour District bridge project which includes replacing the bridge’s aging superstructure.  Steel beams will be used in place of existing concrete beams.  Piers will be repaired.  New bridge approaches will be built and a new bridge deck will be constructed atop the 258-foot-long structure.The project will require single-lane closures of I-74 at the bridge site while work is being done overhead or on adjacent bridge piers.  Interstate motorists will experience short-term directional closures when steel beams are hoisted into the place during nighttime hours.More than 4100 motor vehicles per day cross the S.R. 46 bridge.last_img read more

Mrs. Julia Carolyn (Ramsey) Sieglitz-Burke

first_imgMrs. Julia Carolyn (Ramsey) Sieglitz-Burke, age 86, of Madison, Indiana, formerly of Vevay, Indiana, entered this life on December 3, 1929, in Westport, Indiana, the loving daughter of the late, Rev. H.G. and Catherine Jane (Ennis) Ramsey. She was a 1947 graduate of Rockport High School and attended the Lockyear’s Business College in Evansville, Indiana. Julia was united in marriage in January 1948 in Grandview, Indiana, to the late, Robert Shrode. She moved from Tell City, Indiana to Vevay, Indiana in July 1953, when her father became the minister at the Reuter Chapel United Methodist Church. Julia was later united in marriage on April 18, 1954, in Vevay, Indiana, to the late, Paul V. Sieglitz. She was employed as Office Manager for the US Shoe Factory in Vevay, Indian, from 1953 to 1954. Julia worked for a short time for the newspaper office in Vevay, Indiana in 1964. She also worked at the Madison State Hospital from 1965 to 1967 then at the Markland Locks and Dam from 1967 to 1977. Julia was later united in marriage on September 4, 1970 in Moorefield, Indiana, to the late, Myers V. Burke. Julia owned and operated The Yoke on Main Street in Vevay, Indiana. Julia moved to Madison, Indiana and then to the Hanover community. Julia later moved to Quitman, Georgia with her daughter, Deborah and owned and operated Mallory Manor Bed & Breakfast from 1993 to 1994. Julia later returned to the Madison community and bought a home on Van Buren Drive and owned and operated Happy Valley Country Inn Bed & Breakfast for several years. Julia cared for her parents when they returned to the Vevay community. Julia was a member of the First Baptist Church in Madison, Indiana. She enjoyed collecting antiques and family heirlooms. She taught piano lessons for approximately 50 years and played the organ for several churches in the Vevay and Madison areas for several years. Julia was a gifted seamstress and enjoyed knitting, gardening, especially violets, keeping a meticulous home and lawn and arts and crafts. She also enjoyed making dolls and doll clothing and collecting dolls. Julia was a devoted mother and meema and will be dearly missed by her family and friends. Julia passed away at 9:31 pm, Sunday, April 3, 2016, at her residence in Madison, Indiana.Julia will be dearly missed by her daughters: Cynthia Griffith of Pleasant, IN, Deborah Crawford and her husband: Jack of Brunswick, GA and Paula Jo Rand and her husband: Todd of Milton, KY; her 12-grandchildren: Travis Griffith, Brandon Griffith, Diana Griffith, John Wesley Ritch, Natalie Walker, Jesse Peddie, Lindsay Taylor, Cory Smith, Christopher Smith, Neal Smith, Christian Shrode and Emma Shrode; her 24-great-grandchildren; her great-great-grandchild; her 2-great-grandchildren that are expected and her son-in-law: Rocky Smith of Rising Sun, IN.She was preceded in death by her parents: Rev. H.G. and Catherine Jane (Ennis) Ramsey; her 1st-husband: Robert Shrode; her 2nd-husband: Paul V. Sieglitz, died March 12, 1983; her 3rd-husband: Myers V. Burke, died January 3, 1987; her sons: Joe Vernon Sieglitz, died April 1956 and James Ramsey Shrode, died October 1986; her daughters: Sara Lynn Sieglitz, died February 1963 and Laura C. Sieglitz Smith, died April 28, 1991; her son-in-law: Terry Keith Griffith, died November 23, 2008 and her sister: Marilyn Kreisle.Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, April 13, 2016, at 11:00 am, by Pastor James Smith,at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043.Interment will follow in the Vevay Cemetery, Vevay, Indiana.Friends may call 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Tuesday, April 12, 2016, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043.Memorial contributions may be made to Resurrection Lutheran Church. Cards are available at the funeral home.last_img read more

St. Louis Students use ‘Thinking Cap’ to earn first place in recent competition

first_imgPhoto: (L-R) 1st Row: Madison Wanstrath, Lilly Schebler, Kate Weber, Rhea Miller, Megan Batta2nd Row; Marco Canessa, Diane Jones (teacher), Sady Hirt, Claire Saner, Sadie Wachsmann, Koehler Flaspohler (teacher)Batesville, In. — The St. Louis School seventh grade recently participated in the “Corn Belt Thinking Cap Competition.”The digital academic competition challenges students to work as a team answering general knowledge questions against other schools from Indiana, Ohio, Illinois, and Missouri.The team from St. Louis made up of Kate Weber, Marco Canessa, Sady Hirt, Madison Wanstrath, Sadie Wachsman, Lilly Schebler, Megan Batta, Rhea Miller, Claire Saner, and coaches Diane Jones and Koehler Flaspohler earned first place.These students demonstrated exceptional teamwork answering the questions.last_img read more

Feds Will Examine 2016 NC Poll Books for Hacking

first_imgMore than two years after voter check-in software in one North Carolina county failed on Election Day, federal authorities are about to conduct a forensic analysis of electronic poll books to determine whether Russian military hackers who targeted that software provider tampered with voter information.The U.S. Department of Homeland Security analysis of laptops in Durham County is the first known federal probe of voting technology that is thought to have malfunctioned during the 2016 election, when Russian hackers apparently infiltrated election systems across several states.The malfunction of VR Systems’ electronic poll book software forced officials in Durham county, which is heavily Democratic, to use paper registration records and extend its voting hours.State election officials seized 21 laptops from Durham County elections staff shortly after a National Security Agency report stated two years ago that VR Systems had been targeted by a Russian spear-phishing campaign, said Josh Lawson, former general counsel of the North Carolina board of elections. His office then asked federal officials to conduct the forensic exam of the laptops.That request was renewed last Friday, due to the fact that the Mueller Report infers VR Systems in its description of how Russian-backed cyber spies installed malware on the network of a company that “developed software used by numerous U.S. counties to manage voter rolls.”Although the name was redacted, VR Systems’ Chief Operating Officer, Ben Martin, believes it refers to his company, which is based in Tallahassee. However, he disagrees that it was hacked, and that a security audit completed seven months after the election supports his statement.The FBI has not commented on the matter as of yet.Some Durham County voters complained on Election Day 2016 that electronic poll books showed them as having voted, when they had not done so. At the time, VR Systems blamed the situation on poorly trained poll workers and lack of computer maintenance. A security consultant contracted by Durham County’s elections board supported the company’s claim.The Mueller Report also hinted that two Florida counties were hacked in the 2016 election.last_img read more

Indian Premier League IPL 2018, RCB vs SRH Match Preview: Do or die match for Virat Kohli’s squad!

first_imgNew Delhi: With just six matches left to be played before the beginning of the Play-offs, Royal Challengers Bangalore will face SunRisers Hyderabad on Thursday at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore.On one hand, SunRisers Hyderabad is already through to the Play-offs, on the other hand, it is a must win match for the Royal Challengers Bangalore.In the last match, Virat Kohli’s team chased down 88 runs total which was given by Kings XI Punjab and registered a win by 10 wickets.While, SunRisers Hyderabad lost their last game against MS Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings and faced an eight wicket defeat.It will be interesting to see who will prevail in today’s match when Virat Kohli and Kane Williamson comes down in the middle with their team.Speaking of the batting line-up of both the teams, RCB has Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers as the most trusted match-winners and SRH has Shikhar Dhawan and Kane Williamson as the in-form batsmen who have the capability to change the fate of the match in their favour.Now, in bowling terms, RCB has Umesh Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal who have the skill to knock out top-order batsmen of the opponent side while SRH has Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Sandeep Sharma as the most trusted wicket–taking bowlers in the squad.Match Predictions – On papers, SunRisers Hyderabad has outshined Royal Challengers Bangalore seven times in the 11 matches played between the two teams.And, looking at the squad balance of both the team, Sunrisers Hyderabad is more likely to win the game despite strong lineup of players in Royal Challengers Bangalore. For all the Latest Sports News News, Indian Premier League News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Memphis looks to extend streak vs Tulane

first_imgMemphis looks to extend streak vs Tulane For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditMemphis (19-9, 8-7) vs. Tulane (12-16, 4-12)Fogelman Arena in Devlin Fieldhouse, New Orleans; Saturday, 8 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Memphis looks for its 10th straight win in the head-to-head series over Tulane. Memphis has won by an average of 15 points in its last nine wins over the Green Wave. Tulane’s last win in the series came on Feb. 13, 2016, a 94-87 win. Associated Press center_img VARYING EXPERIENCE: Tulane has been fueled by senior leadership this year while Memphis has relied on freshmen. Seniors Christion Thompson, K.J. Lawson and Nic Thomas have combined to score 50 percent of Tulane’s points this season. On the other side, freshmen Precious Achiuwa, Alex Lomax, Lester Quinones, Boogie Ellis and D.J. Jeffries have collectively accounted for 64 percent of all Memphis scoring, including 74 percent of the team’s points over its last five.TERRIFIC TESHAUN: Teshaun Hightower has connected on 30.7 percent of the 114 3-pointers he’s attempted and has made 6 of 18 over his last three games. He’s also converted 75 percent of his free throws this season.LONG-RANGE THREAT: Memphis’s Tyler Harris has attempted 146 3-pointers and connected on 35.6 percent of them, and is 9 for 27 over the past five games.COLD SPELL: Memphis has lost its last three road games, scoring 66.7 points, while allowing 71.3 per game.DID YOU KNOW: The Tulane defense has forced opponents into turnovers on an impressive 23 percent of all possessions, which is the 29th-highest rate in the country. The Memphis offense has turned the ball over on 22.7 percent of its possessions (ranked 340th among Division I teams).___ February 28, 2020last_img read more

Tennessee faces tough test vs No. 17 Auburn

first_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNo. 17 Auburn (24-6, 11-6) vs. Tennessee (17-13, 9-8)Thompson-Boling Arena, Knoxville, Tennessee; Saturday, 12 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: No. 17 Auburn presents a tough challenge for Tennessee. Tennessee has won three of its seven games against ranked opponents this season. Auburn fell 78-75 at home to Texas A&M on Wednesday. EARLY RISERS: Both of these teams have relied heavily on their freshmen this year. . For Auburn, .DOMINANT DOUGHTY: Samir Doughty has connected on 31.4 percent of the 169 3-pointers he’s attempted and has gone 7 for 19 over his last three games. He’s also converted 77 percent of his foul shots this season.SLIPPING AT 74: Tennessee is 0-7 this year when it allows 74 points or more and 17-6 when holding opponents to fewer than 74.BEHIND THE ARC: Auburn’s Austin Wiley has attempted one 3-pointers and has connected on zero percent of them.DID YOU KNOW: The Auburn offense has scored 77.8 points per game, the 28th-highest figure in Division I. Tennessee has only averaged 67.2 points per game, which ranks 252nd nationally.___ Tennessee faces tough test vs No. 17 Auburn Associated Press center_img March 5, 2020 For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.comlast_img read more

Eldora truck race: TV channel, schedule, qualifying format for NASCAR’s 2019 Dirt Derby

first_imgThe most exciting race on the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series schedule, an event that is becoming an annual highlight across all three of NASCAR’s national series, is scheduled for Thursday. The Eldora Dirt Derby is the lone dirt race on those three schedules, an exclusivity that only adds to the appeal of such a unique event.The TV channel for the 2019 Eldora truck race is FS1. Due to the Eldora Dirt Derby’s uncommon qualifying format, there are two start times to note. The first of five qualifying races begins with a start time of 7 p.m. ET. After those five heat races set the field for the Eldora Dirt Derby, the race itself will follow with a start time of 9 p.m. ET. The annual arrival of the truck race at Eldora presents the same question: Why don’t NASCAR Cup or Xfinity cars race on dirt at least once a year, too? While a Cup Series race at Eldora has been described as “feasible,” complications such at the venue’s need to be retrofitted for Cup accommodations have kept any such race off the schedule.MORE: Watch the Eldora Dirt Derby live with fuboTV (7-day trial)Of course, Eldora Speedway owner Tony Stewart wants to see Xfinity and Cup Series races at his track, and he’s not alone. Seven-time Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson told Sporting News last month he would be “totally fine with” racing on dirt.For the time being, though, the Truck Series gets the spotlight at the half-mile dirt track in western Ohio. Here is all you need to know about the 2019 Eldora Dirt Derby, including the TV channel, schedule and qualifying format.Eldora truck race: TV channel, start time for NASCAR’s 2019 Dirt DerbyRace: Eldora Dirt DerbyDate: Thursday, Aug. 1Qualifying start time: 7 p.m. ETRace start time: 9 p.m. ETTV channel: FS1Live stream: fuboTVRadio: MRNWith this year’s Eldora truck race bumping up against the NASCAR events at Watkins Glen this weekend, there are no Cup Series regulars in the 32-truck field for Thursday night’s race. But Chase Briscoe, last year’s Eldora Dirt Derby winner, is a full-time Xfinity driver who will make his first Truck Series start of the season Thursday and, after the race, immediately head to Watkins Glen.The relativey late start time of 9 p.m. ET for the truck race at Eldora will make such a quick turnaround tough on Briscoe.Eldora truck race: TV scheduleFS1 returns as the TV channel that will broadcast this year’s Eldora Dirt Derby. It’s part of Fox’s season-long NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series coverage that splits 23 races among two networks, Fox and FS1.Below is the TV schedule for Thursday night’s Eldora Dirt Derby, including replays of the race Friday on FS1 and FS2.TimeEventTV channel7 p.m. ETQualifyingFS19 p.m. ETRaceFS14 a.m. ET (Fri.)Race (re-air)FS18:30 a.m. ET (Fri.)Race (re-air)FS2In addition to FS1’s TV coverage, the 2019 Eldora truck race can be streamed live on Fox Sports Go or fubo TV.New fuboTV users can sign up with a seven-day free trial.Eldora truck race: Qualifying, race formatThe format for the Eldora Dirt Derby is the same as last year’s race with one small tweak. Rather than single-car qualifying, top speeds from a pair of practice sessions Wednesday will set the field for Thursday’s qualifying races.The first of five qualifying races begins at 7 p.m. ET. Each of these five heat races is scheduled for 10 laps. Below are the start times for each of the five heat races. Qualifying race 1: 7 p.m. ETQualifying race 2: 7:09 p.m. ETQualifying race 3: 7:18 p.m. ETQualifying race 4: 7:27 p.m. ETQualifying race 5: 7:36 p.m. ETThe top five finishers in each qualifying race will automatically advance to the Eldora Dirt Derby. After those races, there will be one 15-lap “last chance” qualifying race for trucks that have yet to advance, with the top two finishers getting into the race. The last five spots will be set by owner points.Below is a breakdown of how the field will be set for the Eldora Dirt Derby, via NASCAR.com.Starting positionHow position was earned1Top finisher in qualifying race 12Top finisher in qualifying race 23Top finisher in qualifying race 34Top finisher in qualifying race 45Top finisher in qualifying race 56Second finisher in qualifying race 17Second finisher in qualifying race 28Second finisher in qualifying race 39Second finisher in qualifying race 410Second finisher in qualifying race 511Third finisher in qualifying race 112Third finisher in qualifying race 213Third finisher in qualifying race 314Third finisher in qualifying race 415Third finisher in qualifying race 516Fourth finisher in qualifying race 117Fourth finisher in qualifying race 218Fourth finisher in qualifying race 319Fourth finisher in qualifying race 420Fourth finisher in qualifying race 521Fifth finisher in qualifying race 122Fifth finisher in qualifying race 223Fifth finisher in qualifying race 324Fifth finisher in qualifying race 425Fifth finisher in qualifying race 526Top finisher in last chance27Second finisher in last chance28Owner points29Owner points30Owner points31Owner points32Past series champion/owner pointsThe Eldora Dirt Derby, set to go green at 9 p.m. ET on FS1, will be 150 laps broken into three stages — 40 laps, 50 laps and 60 laps, respectively.last_img read more

Week 13 NFL DFS Picks: Best value players, sleepers for FanDuel, DraftKings daily fantasy football lineups

first_imgWEEK 13 DFS LINEUPS:FD Cash | FD GPP | DK Cash | DK GPP | Y! Cash | Y! GPPNFL DFS Picks Week 13: QB sleepers, valuesCarson Wentz: Eagles vs. Dolphins (DraftKings $5,800 | FanDuel $7,300)Since the Eagles are 5-6 and in need of a victory, their matchup against the lowly Dolphins comes at the perfect time. Over the last five weeks, Wentz has been sacked at least three times per game and hasn’t thrown more than one touchdown in any game, which could keep his ownership lower than expected. Baker Mayfield carved up this Dolphins defense for 324 yards and three touchdowns last week, and Wentz will be fully expected to put his team on his back against one of the NFL’s worst teams (and defenses). Nick Foles: Jaguars vs. Buccaneers (DraftKings $5,700 | FanDuel $7,500)The Buccaneers defense has allowed 289.9 passing yards per game (second-most in the NFL) and in two games since returning from injury, Foles has attempted 48 and 47 passes, respectively, amassing 296 and then 272 yards. While he has found the end zone just twice in those games, his price is appealing across the industry and he will look to build chemistry with his receivers throughout the rest of the season. This is the perfect matchup for them to break out.Andy Dalton: Bengals vs. Giants (DraftKings $4,700 | FanDuel $6,000) He’s baaack! Ryan Finley has been benched, and Dalton will start against the Jets on Sunday. While this is only a slightly above-average matchup, Dalton’s price is too appealing to ignore across the industry. It’s also worth noting that AJ Green (toe) is labeled as day-by-day and could return this week. If he does, Dalton’s upside will instantly increase.WEEK 13 NON-PPR RANKINGS:Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | KickerWeek 13 DraftKings, FanDuel Picks: RB sleepers, valuesPhillip Lindsay: Broncos vs. Chargers (DraftKings $5,000 | FanDuel $6,300)While the Broncos suffered an embarrassing loss last week and generated just three points, a couple factors are working in Lindsay’s favor this week. First, he had 14 touches for 68 yards last week while Royce Freeman has just four touches for 29 yards. At this point, it seems like Lindsay has a firm hold on the majority of the work in what was formerly a 50/50 timeshare. Secondly, rookie Drew Lock could start. Therefore, it seems reasonable to assume that establishing the run will be an important goal for Denver’s offense (that’s true if Brandon Allen starts, too).Kareem Hunt: Browns at Steelers (DraftKings $5,500 | FanDuel $5,900)Hunt was listed as a co-starter last week and has received an average of 11 touches over his first three games with the Browns. While Nick Chubb is firmly entrenched as the lead back, Hunt’s versatility and impact in the passing game could come in handy against the Steelers, who rank 11th against the run (allowing 103.5 rushing yards per game). Jonathan Williams: Colts vs. Titans (DraftKings $5,300 | FanDuel $6,800)Out of nowhere, Williams carried the ball 26 times for 104 yards and a touchdown and also caught three passes for 17 yards in what was supposed to be a running back by committee situation last week. Since Marlon Mack didn’t even see that kind of volume when he was healthy, Williams instantly became someone to consider across the DFS landscape. He will be chalky, but at this price tag, he’s hard to get off of. MORE WEEK 13:Waiver pickups | FAAB budget | Snap counts | Stock watch | Fantasy playoff SOSFanDuel, DraftKings Picks Week 13: WR sleepers, valuesDede Westbrook: Jaguars vs. Buccaneers (DraftKings $5,000 | FanDuel $5,700)If you like the fact that Nick Foles has attempted 95 passes over his last two games, found Westbrook for eight catches on nine targets for 69 yards last week and that Tampa Bay’s defense is designed as a pass funnel, then you should roster Westbrook this week. Simple as that.Odell Beckham Jr.: Browns at Steelers (DraftKings $6,700 | FanDuel $7,300)Anyone else see OBJ’s price tag and think, “this is way too cheap”? He has seen an average of 10 targets over his last three games, is coming off an 8-84-1 game and has become a prominent part of the Browns offense once again. And since Jarvis Landry has outperformed him numerous times this season, including last week, he is a stellar tournament option since he might not attract as much ownership as you think.Robby Anderson: Jets at Bengals (DraftKings $4,800 | FanDuel $6,100)Anderson showed his big-play ability when he hauled in four catches for 85 yards and a touchdown last week against the Raiders. Winners of three-straight games, the Jets are trying to win and have scored exactly 34 points in each of those contests. Anderson could use that breakout game as a stepping stone for an even better performance against the winless Bengals and their beatable secondary. WEEK 13 PPR RANKINGS: Running back | Wide receiver | Tight endWeek 13 NFL DFS Picks: TE sleepers, valuesTyler Higbee: Rams at Cardinals (DraftKings $2,500 | FanDuel $5,500)While he is priced up too high on FanDuel, Higbee is the stone minimum on DraftKings this week. He’s caught 8-of-10 targets for just 42 yards over the last two weeks and has been utilized within the Rams offense. Although Gerald Everett (knee) is day-to-day and could play on Sunday, you can do a lot worse in the min-price range if you are building a stars and scrubs lineup. He’s a much better play if Everett sits, though.Jack Doyle: Colts vs. Titans (DraftKings $3,300 | FanDuel $5,000)Since Eric Ebron (ankle) is out for the rest of the season, expect Jacoby Brissett and the Colts offense to lean on Doyle at the tight end position. He’s received four or five targets in each of the last five weeks and has scored a pair of touchdowns in that span. Although his upside is capped due to the way Indy generally uses him (short passes to move the chains), he can easily pay off his salary if he finds paydirt.MORE WEEK 13 DFS: Stacks | Lineup Builder It was Chris Godwin’s big day in Week 12 as the talented Buccaneers wideout put up a slate-leading 40.4 DraftKings points. Jarvis Landry, Leonard Fournette, Lamar Jackson, DJ Moore, Christian McCaffrey, Ryan Tannehill, Derrick Henry and Sam Darnold all scored over 30 points as well. Once again, there are a number of stellar value NFL DFS plays this week, so let’s get right into it. But before we break down top Week 13 value plays, please note that the picks and analysis below is provided by the industry-leading DFS experts at RotoQL Find out why 100,000 DFS players trust RotoQL to build lineups. Optimize, find value plays, and increase your chances of cashing today!  BetQL, RotoQL’s sister product, simplifies the research process for sports bettors by equipping them with real-time line movements, value bets of the day and meaningful team trends. Check it out here!Week 13 NFL DFS values: D/ST sleepersJacksonville D/ST: Jaguars vs. Buccaneers (DraftKings $3,300 | FanDuel $4,400)Jameis Winston has thrown 15 interceptions over his last six games and has turned the ball over 24 times in 11 starts this season. Until he can take care of the football, it’s hard not to like any defense’s upside against him.last_img read more

Is Tua Tagovailoa going to NFL Draft? Alabama quarterback elects to go pro

first_imgThat said, the question remains as to whether a rookie Tagovailoa will be thrown immediately into the NFL. He’s “optimistic” he can play in 2020, but whichever team drafts him should give him time to adjust to NFL speed, commit the playbook to memory and, if he needs it, finish up rehab.As for where in the draft Tagovailoa might fall, Sporting News’ own mock draft lists him No. 5 overall pick, owned by the Miami Dolphins. Tua Tagovailoa on Monday answered the long-awaited question of whether he will leave for the 2020 NFL Draft or return for one final season at Alabama.The third-year quarterback will forgo his senior season at Alabama and declare early for the NFL draft, he announced on Monday. Watch the Alabama Football Press Conference Live. https://t.co/8BqjUC3Wqp— Alabama Athletics (@UA_Athletics) January 6, 2020NFL MOCK DRAFT 2020: Where will Tua Tagovailoa go after leaving Alabama?With his declaration, Tagovailoa joins Alabama offensive tackle Jedrick Wills, receiver Jerry Jeudy and safety Xavier McKinney as players jumping early to the NFL Draft. He finishes his Alabama career having completed 474 of 684 passes (69.3 percent) for 7,442 career passing yards, 87 touchdowns to 11 interceptions and a career 199.4 passer rating.It seems Tagovailoa’s injury suffered on Nov. 16 against Mississippi State — a dislocated hip and posterior wall fracture — wasn’t enough to dissuade NFL teams from giving him a first-round grade. Indeed, Alabama coach Nick Saban said on Dec. 30 that Tagovailoa was one of only a few Crimson Tide players to be given a top-15 draft grade.The main concern following his injury against the Bulldogs was whether he would even be able to play again, but immediate action by the Alabama medical staff resulted in an “excellent” prognosis. Tagovailoa is expected to begin throwing the ball sometime in the spring.last_img read more