A DANGEROUS rescue mission to save 12 boys and their football coach trapped in a cave in Thailand is over with all making it out alive. Thailand's elite navy SEAL unit started the journey into the Tham Luang cave on July 8 at 4am BST. Here's what we know... How did the Thai football team get stuck in the caves? The boys, all aged between 11 and 16, disappeared along with their 25-year-old coach after football practice on June 23. They had set out to explore the cave complex to celebrate a boy's birthday. The alarm was first raised when the "Wild Boars" team failed to return home and their belongings were found near the entrance to the caves. Rescuers then faced a race against time to find the boys as heavy rain continued to batter the region. Floods cut off their escape and meant rescuers weren't able to reach them for ten days. When they finally found the boys, they were weak but alive and the rescue mission began. Sadly, former elite Navy SEAL Saman Kunan … [Read more...] about How did the Thai football team get stuck in the caves, where is Tham Luang and what was the rescue plan?
Jamie Samuelsen Special to the Detroit Free Press Published 4:32 p.m. UTC Jul 10, 2018 Jamie Samuelsen, co-host of the "Jamie and Stoney" show at 6 a.m. weekdays on WXYT-FM (97.1), blogs for freep.com. His opinions do not necessarily reflect those of the Detroit Free Press nor its writers. You can reach him at [email protected] and follow him on Twitter @jamiesamuelsen. Both Michigan and Michigan State have an over/under of 9 wins, according to one Vegas sportsbook. Which team finishes with more Ws this season? June 26th came and went without much fanfare. I’m sure it’s a national day of celebration of some random food. It may be your birthday or your anniversary. But really, it should be recognized as the day when it’s officially okay to start wild speculation about college football. June 26th is the day Phil Steele’s College Football Preview magazine goes on newstands at your local Kroger or Meijer. This may not be the official bible of … [Read more...] about Michigan football or Michigan State, who is better? It’s an easy call
VanDarius Cowan, 2016 Super 11 selection from Palm Beach Gardens High School, Friday, July 29, 2016. Damon Higgins / The Palm Beach Post VanDarius Cowan, the No. 1 senior on The Palm Beach Post Big Board for the Class of 2017 whose playing career at Palm Beach Gardens High ended when he was removed from the football team because of behavioral issues, has had his career at Alabama come to a similar end. *See the ‘Hamilton-themed’ Super 11 team photos The Tuscaloosa News reported Monday that Cowan was kicked out of the Crimson Tide program for what coach Nick Saban described as a “violation of team rules.” “Each of us has a responsibility to represent The University of Alabama in a first-class way,” Saban said in a statement, “and failure to meet those standards can’t be tolerated. We wish VanDarius the very best in the future.”Cowan, one of the top recruits in the country his senior year at Gardens, played in seven games for … [Read more...] about Ex-Palm Beach Gardens star VanDarius Cowan kicked off Alabama football team
Sean Merriman Special to Detroit Free Press Published 10:00 p.m. UTC Jul 9, 2018 Welcome to our live chat on all things football recruiting with our resident guru, Free Press special writer Sean Merriman. Teams are putting together the 2019 class at a furious pace it seems, so if you have question about Michigan football, Michigan State football or high school football, fire away. Sean will be along at 11 a.m. Tuesday to field your questions. Mobile users' access to chat. … [Read more...] about Football recruiting: Submit questions for live chat at 11 a.m. Tuesday
Perry A. Farrell Detroit Free Press Published 8:04 p.m. UTC Jul 9, 2018 The Utica Ford High School football community is mourning the loss of coach Todd Koehn, who died Friday. As of Monday morning, Koehn’s body was still at the Macomb County Coroner’s office. A staff member said Monday afternoon an autopsy would only be released to the family or the Sheriff's Department. The Macomb County Sheriff’s Department would not share details of discovering Koehn's body with the Free Press. Ford principal Kenneth Cucchi III and athletic director Bill Szlaga said they couldn’t give any details about Koehn’s death. “Right now, our concern is the family and the kids," said Cucchi on Monday. “We have about five to six grief counselors at the building right now. We really can’t say anything because of privacy issues.’’ Szlaga established a GoFundME account over the weekend to help with funeral expenses and for Koehn's … [Read more...] about Utica Ford mourns sudden death of football coach Todd Koehn