There Are 7 Major Programs Without A Player At The NFL Combine

first_imgJalen Ramsey running the 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine.INDIANAPOLIS, IN – FEBRUARY 29: Defensive back Jalen Ramsey of Florida State runs the 40-yard dash during the 2016 NFL Scouting Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium on February 29, 2016 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)The NFL Scouting Combine is set for this week and weekend in Indianapolis. Over 300 draft hopefuls will be in attendance and participating in the annual event.Some programs will be more represented than others. Alabama, Clemson, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Georgia and several other elite teams are sending at least eight players to the combine.On the other end of the scale, seven Power 5 schools aren’t sending anyone. They’ve been shut out this year.The list of these schools is below.Seven Power-5 schools don’t have a single player at the @NFL Scouting Combine:ArizonaCaliforniaOregon StateIllinoisPurdueGeorgia TechTennesseeMeantime, Alabama and Clemson have 11 each.— Andrew Siciliano (@AndrewSiciliano) February 26, 2019It shouldn’t surprise you that most of the schools on this list had poor seasons and missed bowl games in 2018. If they had some more NFL talent in the junior and senior classes, perhaps things would have been different.Fortunately, this is only one year. If any of these programs become repeat offenders on this list, well, that’s a big problem.The NFL Scouting Combine will run through the weekend at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. NFL Network has complete coverage of the event, and we’ll be updating you on all the important info here at The Spun.last_img read more

Fresh peace deal first step in resolving South Sudan crisis – Security

“The Security Council acknowledges that this Agreement is the first step in reversing the difficult political and economic situation, and humanitarian, and security catastrophe resulting from this crisis, calls upon the parties, with support from the United Nations and international community, to fully implement the Agreement,” the 15-member body declared in a press statement. The deal towards ending the months-long crisis was signed by President Kiir two days ago and the Council expressed its concern with any statement by any party suggesting a lack of commitment to implement it. Confirming its intention to move swiftly to update the mandate of the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) to support implementation of key tasks in the Agreement, the Council also expressed its readiness to consider “appropriate measures to ensure full implementation of the Agreement…and address any violations or failures of any party to implement its provisions, including through the imposition of an arms embargo and additional targeted sanctions.”Through its statement, the Council expressed deep appreciation for the work of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) in leading the mediation since the onset of the crisis, and commended the recently expanded efforts of the “IGAD-Plus” configuration involving 19 countries and organizations including the United Nations “to develop and achieve a comprehensive solution that has now established a foundation to deliver a peace to South Sudan. “The Security Council urges the continued close engagement of IGAD and IGAD-Plus partners in the critical period ahead,” continued the statement.Underscoring the pressing need to ensure accountability for serious violations and abuses of human rights and serious violations of international humanitarian law, the Security Council takes note in this regard of Chapter V of the Agreement. It also further recognizes the work of the African Union Commission of Inquiry in independent and public human rights monitoring, investigation and reporting, and anticipates with interest its findings and recommendations and encourages the public release of the final report as soon as possible on South Sudan. read more