Editors USA TODAY Published 3:47 AM EDT Aug 8, 2019 Americans on edge after string of mass shootings A weeklong string of mass shootings, false reports and hoaxes of active shooters have spread around the country, highlighting an acute uncertainty many Americans feel in the wake of the incidents. And this certainly hits home: On Thursday, some of our colleagues will return to work for the first time after USA TODAY's headquarters in McLean, Virginia, was evacuated following an unconfirmed report of an armed person. There have been 253 mass shootings in 2019 as of Wednesday, according to the not-for-profit Gun Violence Archive. All this happens in real-time, alongside the tears, fear, confusion and anger, as millions of readers turn to us for accurate accounts of events. In the coming days, we'll continue to focus on stories of heroism and lost lives all while maintaining the same level of accountability you deserve during moments … [Read more...] about Iowa State Fair, NFL preaseason: 5 things to know Thursday
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Nate Davis USA TODAY Published 7:29 AM EDT Jul 22, 2019 Take it from me, few things are more fun (if thankless) than the prediction business. So, with training camp doors swinging open, it's time to reveal my now-annual NFL record projections. The methodology? Using the latest pre-camp info, I predict all 256 regular-season games on the 2019 schedule, letting the chips fall where they may. From there, I add bonus prognostications for all 11 postseason contests. The results? Well, I've correctly forecast a Super Bowl eight months ahead of schedule (Seahawks over Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII) ... and also had some spectacular misses, including way-off-base outlooks for Seattle and Indianapolis just a year ago (both teams reached the postseason, of course, avoiding last-place finishes I envisioned). But 2018 produced extra fun when Seahawks LBs Bobby Wagner and K.J. Wright kindly (and correctly) dismissed my predictive powers. Wagner even followed up to rib me after … [Read more...] about 2019 NFL record predictions: Will Patriots return to Super Bowl?
The first round of the 2019 NFL Draft is in the books and it was a night to remember for football fans. Major names in college football were selected early on, some surprising choices were made, a few trades went down, and three quarterbacks were selected to become the new cornerstones of the Cardinals, Giants and Redskins respectively. As expected, Heisman Trophy winning quarterback Kyler Murray of Oklahoma went number one overall to the Arizona Cardinals. Despite standing at 5'10", a traditionally undersized height for a quarterback. Murray is a special athlete, and was also the ninth overall pick the 2018 Major League Baseball Draft by the Oakland Athletics. He's committed himself to football and will be Arizona's franchise player going forward, meaning last year's first round pick, quarterback Josh Rosen, will need to find a new home. Certain teams made decisions that seem to have instantly improved their rosters. The Washington Redskins, a franchise in dire need of a … [Read more...] about NFL Draft 2019: All the NFL draft picks so far – Redskins, Jaguars win big; Giants, Raiders raise questions
USA TODAY Sports Published 8:15 PM EDT Apr 17, 2019 The 2019 NFL regular-season schedules for all 32 teams (all times local to home market). *Sunday night games in Weeks 5-16 subject to change AFC EAST Buffalo Bills Sept. 8 at New York Jets 1:00 Miami Dolphins Sept. 8 Baltimore Ravens 1:00 New England Patriots Sept. 8 Pittsburgh Steelers 8:20 New York Jets Sept. 8 Buffalo Bills 1:00 AFC NORTH Baltimore Ravens Sept. 8 at Miami Dolphins 1:00 Cincinnati Bengals Sept. 8 at Seattle Seahawks 4:05 Cleveland Browns Sept. 8 Tennessee Titans 1:00 Pittsburgh Steelers Sept. 8 at New England Patriots 8:20 AFC SOUTH Houston Texans Sept. 9 at New Orleans Saints (Mon) 6:10 Indianapolis Colts Sept. 8 at Los Angeles Chargers 4:05 Jacksonville Jaguars Sept. 8 Kansas City Chiefs 1:00 Tennessee Titans Sept. 8 at Cleveland Browns 12:00 AFC WEST Denver Broncos Sept. 9 at Oakland Raiders (Mon) 8:20 Kansas City Chiefs Sept. 8 at … [Read more...] about NFL schedule 2019: Dates, times, TV channels for all 32 teams
Nate Davis USA TODAY Published 6:11 AM EDT Apr 5, 2019 The New York Jets unveiled their new uniforms Thursday night, Nike's latest disappointing collaboration with an NFL team seeking to modernize its image. Anybody who's an Air Jordan aficionado — I'm one — will tell you, despite the footwear and apparel giant's many classics from years gone by, the new looks and reboots leave something to be desired with common frequency. Jets brass bragged that their overhaul — if you can even call it that — was five years in the making. This vast planning and creative effort amounted to a slightly modified logo, different font for the numbers and a new shade of green — "Gotham Green" (whoa!!) — hitched to "Spotlight White" and "Stealth Black," which are pretentious names for ... white and black. Oh, "New York" has also been added to the jersey of a team that's headquartered and plays its home games ... in New Jersey. … [Read more...] about NFL uniforms ranked 1-32: How does New York Jets’ new jerseys rate?