Its Parents Weekend here at IMG Academy and tomorrow is the 'Shoot Down Cancer Free Throw Shootout' on campus. Even if you are not near campus you can still help a great cause by going to the donation page.
Our current students will be busy with activities all weekend while our alumni will be well represented in both the LPGA and the NFL this weekend.
Both Paula Creamer and Julieta Granada are in the hunt in the Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur. Creamer is tied for 10th, shooting a -4 after 2 rounds. Granada is currently at -1. The leader Brittany Lang goes into the weekend with a score of -9.
The Carolina Panthers and Cam Newton take on the Atlanta Falcons and Dunta Robinson this week. Both teams have been struggling for wins this season. Cam is having a great year but it has not yet registered into success for his team.
Alex Smith leads the 49ers into Detroit to take on the surprising 5-0 Lions. The lions have started 5-0 for the first time since 1956. The lions have Titus Young at wide receiver and Cliff Avril at defensive end.
The Green Bay Packers host the St. Louis Rams on Sunday, looking to go 6-0 on the year. Ryan Grant and James Starks will handle running the ball while Randall Cobb will handle punt returns and sure to play a few snaps at Wide Receiver.
Another game of 2 IMG trained quarterbacks this week when the Buccaneers of Tampa Bay host the Saints of New Orleans. Drew Brees is having a great, possible record setting year. Tampa Bay will look to combat the Saints high power offense with their own lead by Josh freeman with the receiving talents of Luke stocker.
The Monday night matchup is a rivalry game between the New York Jets and the Miami Dolphins. The Jets have both Nick Bellore and LaDainian Tomlinson on the roster.
The Bengals have the top rated overall defense this year ( 7th rushing and 3rd passing). If the Colts stand a chance they need to keep the Bengals out of the back field and IMG Academy Athletic & Personal Development programstrainee Anthony Castonzo will be a big factor protecting Painter and the Colt backfield.
Darren McFadden and the rest of the Raiders are coming off an emotional win after the loss of Al Davis. They will need to remain focused and avoid a let down that typically happens after a win in that context. Cleveland has Athyba Rubin who is having a good year as well as Ben Watson who will be going agaisnt the 29th ranked passing defense.
The eagles try to right the ship this weekend against the Redskins. Both teams have IMG Academy Athletic & Personal Development programsalums on their rosters. Clay Harbor will need to contribute on offense, while Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and Nate Allen, coming off a big game in week 5 with 10 tackles in a losing effort against the Bills.