LANDOVER, MD – DECEMBER 20: A detail view of a football as the Buffalo Bills play the Washington Redskins at FedExField on December 20, 2015 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)A major college football assistant coach was set to leave the collegiate ranks for a job with one of the NFL’s best teams.That’s not happening anymore, though.Kentucky assistant coach Matt House was supposed to leave the Wildcats for a linebackers coach job with the Kansas City Chiefs.House, a former NFL assistant coach, will be remaining at the University of Kentucky, however. The school confirmed the news late on Saturday. It turns out that House was blocked from leaving Kentucky for Kansas City, despite a contract buyout being agreed to.“So regarding Matt House, who was expected to be the Chiefs’ new LB coach: I’m told UK decided not to let him out of his deal…but they only did that AFTER they’d agreed to negotiate the buyout. Tough break for House, who wanted to join the Chiefs, and KC,” Yahoo! Sports’ Teres Paylor reports.So regarding Matt House, who was expected to be the Chiefs’ new LB coach:I’m told UK decided not to let him out of his deal…but they only did that AFTER they’d agreed to negotiate the buyout. Tough break for House, who wanted to join the Chiefs, and KC.— Terez A. Paylor (@TerezPaylor) February 10, 2019The Chiefs will now move on with their linebackers coaching search. Kansas City lost assistant coach Mike Smith to the Green Bay Packers and inside linebackers coach Mark Deleone to the Chicago Bears.Kentucky, meanwhile, is coming off one of their best seasons in years. The Wildcats went 10-3 last season, beating Penn State in the Citrus Bowl.
The US Ambassador to Sri Lanka Atul Keshap noted the importance of religious freedom following a visit to a Hindu temple in Colombo.Keshap visited the Sri Ponnambalavaneswarar Temple in Colombo at the invitation of Minister of Rehabilitation, Resettlement and Hindu Religious Affairs D.M. Swaminathan, grandson of the temple’s founder, the US Embassy in Colombo said today. During the visit, Ambassador Keshap was privileged to receive sacred “prasad” offerings from the Chief Priest. ”Religious freedom and diversity are cherished values of the United States that help strengthen our country,” Ambassador Keshap said later. (Colombo Gazette)
FRESNO, Calif. — Braxton Huggins scored 17 points and Noah Blackwell 16 and Fresno State beat Weber State 71-52 on Wednesday night.Fresno State (6-2) gradually began to take control in the latter part of the first half with a 15-5 spurt in a little more than seven minutes for a 30-20 halftime lead. The Bulldogs held Weber State (5-3) to 7-of 27 (26 per cent) shooting including 2 of 12 from 3-point range. The Wildcats didn’t help their cause and missed 6 of 10 foul shots.The Bulldogs picked up where they left off with a 12-2 run and extended the lead to 42-22 with Blackwell’s layup with 16:37 remaining.Nate Grimes added 14 points and Lazaro Rojas scored 10 for Fresno State. The Bulldogs outscored Weber State inside 36-22.Cody John scored 17 points for the Wildcats and Jerrick Harding had 13.The Associated Press