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Hot & Not: April 1, 2015

Stephen M. Dowell
FSU quarterback Jameis Winston (5) scrambles away from Oregon linebacker Tyson Coleman (33) during the Rose Bowl College Football Semifinal game on Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015 in Pasadena, Calif. Oregon won 59-20. (Stephen M. Dowell/Orlando Sentinel/TNS)


Kentucky basketball

John Calipari’s group is two games away from completing the first perfect season since Indiana went 32-0 under legendary coach Bob Knight in 1976. Kentucky narrowly escaped Notre Dame in the Elite Eight on Saturday, by a score of 68-66, to get to a ridiculous 38-0. Don’t be surprised to see Kentucky 40-0 and National Champs.

Jameis Winston

The former Florida State quarterback was already projected to be the No. 1 pick in the 2015 NFL Draft — and that was before his pro day on Tuesday, which Winston reportedly tore up. According to ESPN, Winston threw 102 passes and completed a whopping 92 of those passes. That Jameis is so hot right now.

MLB salaries

The average MLB salary is expected to be above $4 million for the first time in league history. According to an AP study, the projected $4.25 million average salary is $300,000 more than last season’s $3.95 million average, and $600,000 more than 2013’s $3.65 million average. In other words, it pays to be good at baseball.


Alabama football

In one of the few times Alabama football comes out on the not side of a list, the Crimson Tide have seen three players arrested over the last five days. Running back Tyren Jones was dismissed from the team following an arrest on a marijuana charge on Tuesday. Jones joins safety Geno Smith and defensive lineman Jonathan Taylor as Bama players in legal trouble.



Indiana governor Mike Pence signed a bill, Senate Enrolled Act 101, on Thursday. The controversial law deals with religious freedom and has the sports world up in a furor. Several high profile personalities such as former NBA star Charles Barkley and USC athletic director Pat Haden have already voiced their displeasure with the law. It’s safe to say there’s an ominous vibe over the city that will host the Final Four this weekend.

Ryan Newman

NASCAR announced substantial punishments for driver Ryan Newman and his crew after it was determined they doctored his tires during a race at the Auto Club Speedway on March 22. Newman was docked 75 points, and his crew chief, Luke Lambert, was suspended for six races and fined $125,000. And we think a flat tire ruins our day.


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