Rose Bowl signs agreement for 12-team playoff - Argentina advances at World Cup - Mexico defeats Saudi Arabia but won't advance at World Cup - Deshaun Watson to return to NFL action - Florida Gators QB arrested
Rose Bowl signs agreement for 12-team playoff
The Rose Bowl has signed an agreement with the College Football Playoff (CFP), paving the way for the event to expand to 12 teams starting in 2024. The organization has until the end of the week to agree to the terms that, thus far, the Rose Bowl has been unwilling to accept. One of the terms of contention is believed to be a demand by the Rose Bowl to maintain its traditional game schedule of 5 PM ET on January 1, despite an expanded playoff potentially affecting the schedule. A formal announcement of a twelve-team playoff in 2024 and 2025 is expected imminently, CBSSports reported.
Messi has penalty saved, but Argentina advances at World Cup
Poland goalkeeper Wojciech Szczęsny managed to save a penalty kick by Lionel Messi. Even though the Polish national team was able to hold off Argentina's all-time top goalscorer, it wasn't enough to prevent a 2-0 victory. Argentina will advance to the knockout round as the Group C winners. Even though Poland lost the match, they will also advance to the round of 16, CNN reported.
Mexico defeats Saudi Arabia but won't advance at World Cup
Mexico defeated Saudi Arabia 2-1 on Wednesday; however, neither of the Group C teams will advance to the knockout round, Fox Sports reported.
Deshaun Watson to return to NFL action
Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson has completed his 11-game suspension for violating the NFL's personal conduct policy. He also had to pay a $5 million fine and participate in a mandatory treatment program. Watson is set to return on Sunday against his former team the Houston Texans, ESPN reported.
Watson hasn't spoken publicly since his suspension was announced in August. Watson hasn't played since the 2020 season, having sat out all of last season and the first eleven games of the 2022 season, marking 700 days since he has seen action, NBC reported.
Florida Gators QB arrested on disturbing charges
Florida Gators quarterback Jalen Kitna, 19, was arrested on Wednesday for possessing disturbing and illegal material, including images of children, which were found inside his home and shared on an app, according to Gainesville police, WESH reported.
Kitna is a freshman redshirt quarterback who appeared in four games
this season. He has been suspended indefinitely by the Athletic
Association of Florida. Jalen Kitna is the son of former NFL quarterback Jon