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Jeffrey Goldberg

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In Topic: Kansas State coach Bill Snyder’s grandson passes away at 22

Yesterday, 03:19 PM

The 22-year-old grandson of Kansas State football coach Bill Snyder was found dead on Wednesday in a home owned by his parents near the university campus in Manhattan, Kansas.

Matthew Snyder was the son of Wanda and Sean Snyder, the Wildcats' longtime special-teams coordinator.

Riley County Police Department public information officer Hali Rowland told ESPN that police officers and emergency personnel responded to a medical call at the home around 2:10 p.m. ET Wednesday.

"Officers are currently investigating an unintended death at that location," Rowland said. "There is no foul play suspected at this time."

Bill Snyder, who has a 210-110-1 record in 26 seasons at Kansas State, announced earlier this month that he will return to the sideline for the 2018 season. Snyder, who turned 78 in October, battled throat cancer last year.

Sean Snyder was an All-American punter at Kansas State in 1993 and has been an assistant on his father's coaching staffs since 1994.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with the Snyder family during this very difficult time," Kansas State athletics director Gene Taylor said in a statement. "We are deeply saddened to learn of this news and ask that the family's privacy continue to be respected. Sean, Wanda, and the entire Snyder family are greatly appreciative of the outpouring of support displayed by the K-State Family as they cope with this tragedy."

In Topic: Jimbo Fisher is the best recruiting head coach the Aggies have had in 40 years

Yesterday, 01:48 PM

Let's see some new commits, like flipping some recruits from tu and Bama! Where's the BEEF!

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In Topic: Jimbo Fisher is the best recruiting head coach the Aggies have had in 40 years

Yesterday, 01:48 PM

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In Topic: Rocket's Harden, Ariza, Green go into Clippers locker room to attack Aust...

Yesterday, 01:07 PM


Austin Rivers and Trevor Ariza have both been at the center of one of the NBA's weirdest stories of the past few seasons. Following the Clippers' defeat of the Rockets, Ariza along with Gerald Green, Chris Paul and James Harden tried to enter the Clippers locker room. Their reasoning was apparently to get to Rivers and Blake Griffin.

Suspensions have been handed out since this incident with only Ariza and Green receiving two-game bans. However, the question on everybody's mind is what did Rivers say that sent Houston into such a rage. According to Rivers himself, it was nothing more than trash talk, but he understands why everything ended up the way it did. Rivers told ESPN.


"Fiirst and foremost, me and Trevor have no problems," Rivers told ESPN in a lengthy interview after the Clippers' win over the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday night. "He called me. He reached out to me. Trevor and I talked and hashed everything out. He was really cool about being the bigger guy and calling me."

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Rivers said he yelled out, "Do it! Do it!" to Ariza and that both cameras and Ariza would verify that. But at the time, "he didn't hear what I said. [So Ariza] turned around and said, 'What the f--- did you just say to me?' Then he called me some stuff. And I'm a grown man. I'm not going to take nothing from nobody, just like he wouldn't. So I took offense to it. And he didn't know what I said. So after the game he came in the locker room and his whole thing was, 'What'd he say? What'd he say?'"

Either way, if what Rivers said is true and he's settled things with Ariza then what was said feels inconsequential at this point. Suspensions have been handed out and the players appear ready to move on. At least for now, this story is being put to bed. That is until the two teams meet again on Feb. 28.

In Topic: What is A&M getting in DL coach Jerry Montgomery

Yesterday, 12:38 PM

Montgomery spent the 2015-17 seasons with Green Bay trying to break into the NFL as an assistant defensive line coach. Prior to that, his time was in the college ranks at places such as Michigan and Oklahoma.

In 2013, he made the move to bring in younger players up front such as defensive tackle Charles Tapper who became a first team all Big 12 pick and was selected by the Dallas Cowboys in the NFL Draft. In the 2015 recruiting class, he helped secure three defensive linemen rated in ESPN’s top 300 prospects and was even named as a co-defensive coordinator prior to leaving for the Packers. At Michigan, he helped bring in not just talented linemen such as Taco Charlton (first round pick of the Cowboys) but NFL bound tight end Jake Butt as well.

Not only that, Montgomery was credited with turning around below average defensive line play at both Ann Arbor and Norman. Montgomery will be coaching a defensive tackle rotation at A&M that will employ multiple four star plus players in the rotation. Those players progressed at times in past years but eventually had issues with consistency and being physical for 60 minutes. He’ll be counted upon to cure those issues and upgrade the talent level up front even more because great defense starts in the defensive line which makes his acquisition more important than it would appear on the surface.