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2014 NFL Draft Quarterback Wonderlic Scores Released

Quarterback Wonderlic scores for almost all of the 2014 class of QB prospects have finally leaked.  Official Wonderlic scores are considered private by NFL rule so please consider the following scores to be unofficial.  The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinal is the source of these scores.  Jeff Matthews scored the highest with a 40 while Johnny Manziel lead the way amongst the QBs considered for the 1st round of the draft.  Jimmy Garoppolo was previously reported to have scored a 24 but that has been updated to a 29.

NFL Draft Prospect Wonderlic Scores - Updated

As the NFL Draft draws closer more Wonderlic scores begin to emerge from top prospects.  Bob McGinn of the Milwaukee Journal-Sential Provides a look at the Wide Receiver and Tight End prospects for the 2014 NFL Draft Class, and reveals many always unofficial Wonderlic scores.  Wonderlic scores reflect the highest score of multiple attempts, and conflicting reports are usually the result of multilple attempts at the Wonderlic.

2014 Quarterback Wonderlic Scores:

2014 NFL Draft Prospect Wonderlic Scores

The Wonderlic test is administered yearly at the NFL scouting combine.  Each prospect takes the test each year but only some of the results are ever leaked to the public.  Wonderlic scores are considered private by the NFL, with team personnel threatened with serious consequences if they are responsible for information leaking out.  For that reason, consider NFL pre-draft Wonderlic score posted here to be unofficial, however the scores are often widely reported.  We have the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel and Albert Breer on Twitter to thank for the below scores.

Florida Gators and Wisconsin Badgers Advance to Final Four

The Florida Gators defeated the Dayton Flyers 62-52 in the South Bracket Elite 8 matchup in Memphis, Tennessee.  Florida was lead in scoring by senior guard Scottie Wilbekin who scored 23 points on 14 shot attempts and in rebounding by Dorian Finney-Smith who pulled in 9 boards including 6 off the offensive glass.  Florida's excellent defense held Dayton to 39.6% FG% but allowed the Flyers to sink 8 of 18 three point attempts. Florida advances to the 2014 Final Four in Dallas, Texas and is set to face the winner of today's Michigan State vs. UCONN matchup.

Eagles Release DeSean Jackson

The Philedelphia Eagles have released 3 time pro bowl wide receiver Desean Jackson.  The move comes as no surprise as the Eagles were rumored to be shopping Jackson around the league at his 10.5 million per year salary.  Interest in a trade for Jackson from other NFL teams was most likely extremely limited given the cap number, especially since those teams would assume that Jackson would be cut if a trade partner was not found.  Interest from other NFL franchises in terms of signing Jackson to a new contract is undoubtedly much higher than interest in a trade.

Fantasy Baseball Closer Update - March 25, 2014

There was fairly big news in the fantasy baseball closer market this week.  Texas Rangers reliever Joakim Soria was announced as the Closer with Alexi Ogando serving in the 8th inning setup role.  Many were betting on Neftali Feliz who could still take the role at some point if Soria were to falter.  White Sox pitcher Nate Jones seems to have earned the closer role in Chicago, and Carlos Martinez has lost the battle for the 5th rotation spot and has landed as the setup man in St. Louis.  Aroldis Chapman was hit in the head by a line drive, opening the way for J.J. Hoover to get first crack at the role while Chapman is out.  The Astros closer situation remains a wait-and-see mystery, with Fields and Qualls battling Albers while Jesse Crain rests his biceps injury.  

Closers currently closest to losing their role (and who might make a good stash):

Rumor Surrounds Marquette Men's Basketball Coaching Hire

The rumors out of Milwaukee Wisconsin are swirling and regard all sorts of surprising and unexpected successors to ex-coach Buzz Williams who recently left for Virginia Tech.  The specific circumstances of Williams' departure are also unknown and are creating another strain of rumors of their own.  Complicating matters with hiring a new Men's Basketball coach, Marquette is also looking to hire a new Athletic Director who would be the boss of any new coaching hire, as well as a new University President who the new AD would report to.

2014 NCAA Tournament Bracket Winners and Losers

The 2014 NCAA Tournament Brackets are out and the selection committee has blessed us with some fantastic possible early matchups.  Excellent matchups in the round of 32 could include Arizona vs. Oklahoma State, Kentucky vs Wichita State and Ohio State vs. Syracuse.  Other excellent potential matchups include Iowa State vs North Carolina, Iowa or Tennesee (both underseeded) vs Duke, and Oregon vs. Wisconsin.  Interesting regional matchups include Dayton vs Ohio State in the round of 64, a possible Nebraska vs Creighton in the round of 32, and a possible Louisville vs Kentucky matchup in the round of 16.

Winners:

Report: DeSean Jackson's Return To Eagles Uncertain

The Eagles have signed Jeremy Maclin and Riley Cooper to contract extensions and have cast doubt on whether or not Wide Receiver DeSean Jackson will remain with the team long term.  It has been widely reported that Jackson had asked for a new contract, and with Philadelphia already having an extremely high cap number dedicated to the WR position it seems doubtful that they would agree to such requests.

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