Photo: LSU Fan’s Sign At College GameDay Is Going Viral

first_imgKirk Herbstreit on the set of ESPN's College GameDayNEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 23: GameDay host Kirk Herbstreit is seen during ESPN’s College GameDay show at Times Square on September 23, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)On Saturday morning, ESPN’s College GameDay kicked off from Baton Rouge ahead of a huge game between No. 5 LSU and No. 7 Florida.Both teams sit undefeated on the season and would take a major step toward making the SEC title game with a win. Despite the Gators big win over Auburn last weekend, Dan Mullen’s team enters as a heavy underdog in Death Valley tonight.Before the game kicks off, though, LSU fans flocked to the GameDay set to show their Tiger pride.Each and every show features a litany of GameDay signs – and today was no different. During the show, one fan’s sign stole the show. “LSU averages more points than my biology test,” the sign read.We won’t tell your parents 🤫 pic.twitter.com/vsmop1q5WD— College GameDay (@CollegeGameDay) October 12, 2019LSU is second in the nation in yards per game, just behind Oklahoma. Star quarterback Joe Burrow is also second in the nation in passing as he averages over 400 yards per contest.All of that translates to the highest-scoring offense in the nation (54.6 ppg) – a marked change from past LSU offenses. Instead of a run-first approach, the Tigers are slinging the rock all over the yard and it’s paying off.As for this girl’s test scores, 54.6 probably won’t cut it.LSU and Florida kick off tonight at 8:00 p.m. ET.last_img read more

Vinesh Phogat on Tokyo Olympics: Whatever the results, I want to compete for 6 full minutes

first_imgVinesh Phogat on Tokyo Olympics: Whatever the results, I want to compete for 6 full minutesVinesh Phogat said she is keen on making up for the missed opportunity at the Rio Games when she takes the mat at Tokyo Olympics. The 25-year-old became the first Indian wrestler to seal a quota place for next year’s Olympics.advertisement Akshay Ramesh New DelhiSeptember 23, 2019UPDATED: September 23, 2019 22:26 IST Vinesh Phogat became the first Indian woman wrestler to win a Tokyo Olympics quota place. (@Phogat_Vinesh)HIGHLIGHTSVinesh said she is hoping to regain the missed opportunity to win an Olympic medal in TokyoVinesh said she if feeling confident about wrestling in 53kg categoryVinesh won her maiden World Championships medal in Nur-SultanVinesh Phogat was one of the biggest medal hopes for India at Rio Olympics but her dreams came down crashing when she suffered a career-threatening knee injury in her 48kg freestyle quarter-final bout.Vinesh had stormed into the quarter-final with a win via technical superiority over Romania’s Alina Vuc but her quarter-final against Sun Yanan of China ended midway. In a heartbreaking episode, Vinesh was stretched off the mat. Sun would go on to win a bronze medal but Vinesh headed home with empty hands and an injured knee.Vinesh Phogat would later receive her Arjuna Award during the National Sports Awards ceremony while being on a wheelchair.Cut to 2019, Vinesh Phogat became the first Indian woman wrestler to win a Tokyo Olympics quota place. Vinesh has put behind the Rio Olympic disappointment. She has overcome her knee issues. She got the World Championships medal off her buck list in Nur-Sultan earlier this month.Vinesh Phogat has once again got an entire nation dreaming. Despite coming with a strong show at the World Championships, Vinesh Phogat is not getting ahead of herself. The 25-year-old wrestling sensation has given wings to her Tokyo Olympics dreams but she is keen on doing the basics right at the biggest stage next year.Speaking at the launch of ZEE Kushti Dangal in New Delhi, Vinesh Phogat said she does not feel the burden of expectations and that she has figured out how to deal with pressure in the lead up to Tokyo Olympics.”There is definitely no pressure. Earlier, I didn’t know how to take pressure but now I understand that I can do it and I will work hard for that and I am confident of completing my bouts because I missed a lot of things in the Rio Olympics, even my match didn’t take place [curtailed quarter-final],” Vinesh Phogat said.advertisement”I want to regain the opportunity to win a medal that I lost in Rio no matter what it takes. So whatever the results, I will want to play the full quota of 6 minutes match in the Tokyo Olympics.”If I lose, I will still move forward but if I win I will definitely move forward. The questions which are stuck in my mind will definitely get cleared,” Vinesh Phogat added.Vinesh Phogat had changed her weight category from 50kg to 53kg ahead of the start of 2019 season. The World Championship medal in the 53kg category has given her a lot of confidence ahead of Tokyo Olympics.Vinesh Phogat exuded confidence when asked if she has become familiar with her opponents in the new weight category. There is no bigger testament to her statement than her bronze medal in Nur-Sultan.Vinesh has been working hard with her Hungarian personal coach, Woller Akos of Hungary. Upper-body strengthening has been one of the key aspects and the results are there to be seen.Incidentally, it was Sun Yanan, against whom she suffered the injury at Rio Games, who has heaped rich praise on Vinesh Phogat’s improved strength.”There is nothing negative about weight change but there are definitely many positives as I have won back to back medals in every competition after changing it this year. It will be more helpful as I will get more chances of avoiding injuries.”Also Read | Fought at World Championships to announce to the world I am getting back: Sushil KumarAlso Read | World Championships: Rahul Aware bags bronze as India finish with best-ever medal haulAlso See: For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySaurabh Kumar Tags :Follow Vinesh PhogatFollow Tokyo 2020 Olympics Nextlast_img read more