If you remember, ESPN had a massive round of layoffs in the spring of 2017. One of the more shocking names on the list was college football reporter Brett McMurphy, who is widely regarded as one of the best in the business.Wednesday, McMurphy, who is heading to Stadium after his ESPN contract runs up, dropped arguably the biggest college football story of the offseason – an in-depth report into the likelihood that Urban Meyer lied to the media last week when he said he didn’t know about 2015 domestic violence allegations against wide receivers coach Zach Smith.The Worldwide Leader took its time putting its own version of the story up. ESPN definitely independently verifies every story it writes, but it still felt like a longer-than-usual layoff between McMurphy’s reporting and ESPN’s first story on the topic.McMurphy noticed. He clocked them at three and a half hours behind him.ESPN takes flak for taking almost four hours to mention Brett McMurphy’s story that Urban Meyer knew of Zach Smith’s domestic abuse https://t.co/Zko6gBQZhW pic.twitter.com/PQMPq6WzrK— Awful Announcing (@awfulannouncing) August 1, 2018Yes! I had over 3 1/2 hours! https://t.co/SUaIHHSYVA— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) August 1, 2018McMurphy, who technically doesn’t work for anyone right now, actually published his report on Facebook. It included photos of the alleged abuse.As for the report itself – many are now wondering whether Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer will survive its aftermath. The school has yet to release any kind of statement on the matter.
In celebration of National Apprenticeship Week (9-13 March 2015), Greenpower Education Trust currently has a selection of cars on display at the SMMT – including a Formula E School Series car, along with example F24 and F24+ electric vehicles.Members of the Chelsea Academy Formula E School Series team will also be conducting a live build of their Formula E School Series car at the SMMT showroom in Great Peter Street, London, on Monday (March 9) to coincide with the start of National Apprenticeship Week.Designed to get young people engaged in engineering, particularly sustainable engineering, at an early age, the charity Greenpower currently works with 500 schools, colleges and universities across the UK and the Formula E School Series began in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in January.The Formula E School Series mirrors the domestic championships (IET Formula Goblin, IET F24, IET F24+ and Silverline Corporate Challenge) run by West Sussex-based Greenpower, by inviting students to build and race their own all-electric racing cars.The full list of the 10 London schools that will field teams of students to take part in the FIA Formula E motor racing event in the Capital this summer are due to be announced shortly.London’s Battersea Park will host Formula E’s inaugural season finale on 27-28 June, with a crowd of several thousand expected to watch.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)