AUSTIN, TX – SEPTEMBER 6: An end zone pylon in a general view of Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium before the BYU Cougars play the Texas Longhorns on September 6, 2014 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Chris Covatta/Getty Images)Five-star running back Bijan Robinson is one of the elite talents of the Class of 2020. But while Ohio State fans have largely believed he’ll be theirs, it appears that a new contender has emerged.According to 247Sports via Eleven Warriors, the Texas Longhorns have emerged as the new favorite to land Robinson. Per the report, the Ohio State staff was informed on Sunday that they were no longer his favorites, and had only “a small chance” of landing him.247Sports rates Robinson as the No. 20 overall prospect in the country. He is the No. 3 running back in the nation, and the No. 2 prospect from the state of Arizona.The five-star back is expected to announce his commitment this coming week. The Hurry Up: Five-star running back Bijan Robinson notifies Ohio State staff he’s looking elsewhere, and Jaylan Knighton attends Florida State’s SNL recruiting event. https://t.co/WriWTDMoLk— Eleven Warriors (@11W) July 28, 2019Robinson is a tremendous talent who any team in their right minds would love to have.As a junior at Salpointe Catholic, Robinson rushed for an incredible 2,400 yards and 35 touchdowns on just 170 carries.The year before, he had another 2,000-yard season with 26 touchdowns on 189 carries.Suffice it to say, Texas fans will certainly be overjoyed to get a quality running back like Robinson.As for the Buckeyes, they have yet to secure a commitment from a running back in the Class of 2020. Though they’re still trending for several backs, it looks like they won’t be bringing in a five-star at that position.
Canopy Growth Corp. (TSX:WEED), Canada’s largest licensed cannabis producer, has extended its reach into Europe with an agreement to provide certain marijuana strains and seeds to a Spanish pharmaceutical producer.Canopy Growth announced today that the cannabis giant and its German subsidiary Spektrum Cannabis have signed a supply license agreement with Spain’s Alcaliber.As part of the agreement, Alcaliber will use Canopy Growth strains and seeds to grow and cultivate marijuana at the Spanish producer’s facilities for sale worldwide.This is the latest move by a Canadian licensed marijuana producer towards an international footprint. Earlier this month, B.C.-based cannabis producer Tilray said it planned to invest 20 million euros, or about $29.5 million Canadian, in a medical cannabis operation in Portugal.After winning federal licenses to import cannabis seeds and clones to cultivate them in Portugal, Tilray said it plans to establish a campus north of Lisbon to grow, process and package medical cannabis for the European Union.Canopy Growth shares were up 1.6 percent to $9.33 on Monday morning.