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Obama unveils 'It's On Us' campaign aimed to curb campus sexual assaults

WASHINGTON -- The White House has enlisted Hollywood stars including Jon Hamm of "Mad Men" and Connie Britton of "Nashville" to help fight campus sexual assault. President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden are unveiling the "It's On Us" campaign Friday at a White House event. A website that went live Friday morning, ItsOnUs.org, features...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Obama unveils campaign against campus assaults

WASHINGTON (AP) President Barack Obama is unveiling new public service announcements against campus sexual assault in a campaign being supported by the NCAA and several media companies with reach among college students. The White House says athletes will appear in the campaign called ''It's On Us'' that Obama and Vice President Joe Biden plan to reveal Friday...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Rankings, Week 3: Where Did All the Players Go?

2014 In-Season Accuracy: 57.9% (12th out of 133 Experts, 61.4% Highest, 49.9% Lowest). Week 2 Results: 54.0% (35th out of 135 Experts, 61.3% Highest, 42.1% Lowest). I actually didn't think there were going to be enough healthy players to rank this week, but alas, we barely made it. With nearly 86% of the NFL injured, one might wonder if we are seeing the end of the world as...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Why are Miami Dolphins fans so mad?

Last season, the Miami Dolphins started the season by winning their first three games by getting wins on the road and then at home. After starting 3-0, they ran into a buzz saw called the New Orleans Saints who out played them on Monday Night Football 38-17. Just for turds and giggles, the Saints are 0-2 and just lost to the Browns who have a journeyman quarterback for a starter...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

DVR alert: The Great ‘Mean Joe’ Greene featured on ‘A Football Life’

There is a scene in the new A Football Life that shows a White House ceremony in which Barack Obama says “Mean Joe” Greene captured his attention during his formative sports years as a child of the ’70s. He wasn’t alone. Greene was a big reason why I was a huge Pittsburgh Steelers fan in the ’70s. As a kid, how could you not be captivated by someone with the nickname ...
Via Sherman Report
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Barack Obama was denied tee time at multiple courses during Labor Day Weekend

Labor Day Weekend is one of the most popular golf weekends of the calendar year. Assuming the weather cooperates, it’s right up there with Father’s Day and Memorial Day. Everyone is looking to hit the links on or around Labor Day, which means you have to call very early to book a tee time. That’s […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Newspaper covers from around the country on the Ray Rice matter

The disturbing video released Monday by TMZ showing the brutal punch that knocked Ray Rice's then-fiancée Janay unconscious cast a shadow over all other NFL and sports news.    Through his press secretary, President Barack Obama issued a statement that reads in part: "Hitting a woman is not something a real man does, and that's true whether or not an act of violence...
Via Fox Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

'Bigger than football' — Obama weighs in on Ray Rice, domestic abuse

Among the plethora of voices responding to the video showing Ray Rice beat his then-fianc
Via Fox Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Obama decries domestic violence after Rice cut

WASHINGTON (AP) President Barack Obama is speaking out against domestic violence in the wake of Ray Rice's termination by the Baltimore Ravens. White House spokesman Josh Earnest says he spoke Monday evening with Obama about Rice. The running back was let go by his team and suspended indefinitely by the NFL after a video emerged showing him knocking his then-fiancee unconscious...
Via AP on Fox
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Jim Calhoun To Join ESPN’s College Basketball Coverage

Many coaches spend time at ESPN after retiring or being fired, but usually they need to relocate near the network’s Bristol, Connecticut studios. According to a report by The Big Lead, the Worldwide Leader’s newest analyst will have a pretty easy commute, and brings a resume that is beyond reproach. Legendary UConn men’s basketball coach Jim Calhoun will be joining ESPN’s...
Via College Spun
17 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL players agree with Obama: Alcohol more dangerous than pot; League policy is nuts

President Barack Obama said earlier this year (correctly) that he does not think marijuana is more dangerous than alcohol. The NFL agrees. As part of a survey of 100-plus players conducted by ESPN.com's NFL Nation, 75 percent of the 82 players who answered said they agree with Obama's statement. So, what about the policy?The NFL's substance-abuse policy calls for players...
Via Bob's Blitz
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Did President Obama give Florida State’s Football Team the Stiff Arm?

A tradition in American sports is championship teams are invited to visit 1600 Pennsylvania in Washington, D.C. That is, until this year when Florida State University was unable to work out a day to visit President Obama at the White House. Did the Commander-in-Chief stiff arm the 2013 College Football National Champions and their Heisman Trophy winner quarterback? Or was the President...
Via 110 Nation Sports
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Tony Parker challenges “Coach Pop” to Ice Bucket Challenge

The Ice Bucket Challenge has swept the entire social media world. We have posted a few NBA players taking the plunge, so to speak, to raise awareness for ALS. Few have offered a challenge that seems so bold. I mean, LeBron James challenged President Barack Obama. But Tony Parker may have taken the cake: That is right, Gregg Popovich. You have 24 hours “Coach Pop.” Do not disappoint.
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August 18, 2014  |  Discuss

LeBron James accepts ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, screams like little girl (Video)

On Sunday, NBA superstar LeBron James accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge issued by Kevin Durant, Kevin Hart and several others, and proceeded to scream like a little girl after being doused with a tub of ice water. LeBron proceeded to nominate President Barack Obama to take part in the challenge, along with his sons Bryce and LeBron Jr. President Obama has already declined the...
Via Holdout Sports
August 17, 2014  |  Discuss

LeBron James Does Ice Bucket Challenge, Nominates President Obama (Video)

LeBron James is the latest athlete to accept the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, but he put a slightly different twist on the movement. James performed his challenge from out on the water, and called out President Barack Obama as well as his two sons, LeBron James Jr. and Bryce Maximus James, as the next set of people to douse themselves with chilly water in an effort to raise money and...
Via NESN.com
August 17, 2014  |  Discuss

LeBron James Is The Latest Ice Bucket Challenger (Video)

LeBron James technically missed the 24-hour deadline set by Kevin Durant in the ALS ice bucket challenge but at least it was done. Check it out here: LeBron challenged his two sons, LeBron Jr. and Bryce, as well as President Barack Obama. You have 24 hours, Mr. President. Obama was challenged last week by Ethel Kennedy, widow of Robert F. Kennedy. The White House announced that...
Via Geeks and Cleats
August 17, 2014  |  Discuss

James Harden, Team USA Take Ice Bucket Challenge

Yes, athletes ice their bodies. With an ice bucket? Not that often. James Harden and Team USA took the viral “Ice Bucket Challenge” today after practice and challence NBA comissioner Adam Silver, president Barack Obama, and Oprah Winfrey! The challenge was originally started to raise awareness about amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). If the person/group challenged didn’t...
Via Rockets Social
August 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Team USA takes Ice Bucket Challenge

Someone challenged Team USA to the Ice Bucket Challenge. Who are they to decline? Apparently Kyrie Irving and Miles Plumlee decided not to participate. Team USA challenged President Barack Obama, NBA commissioner Adam Silver and Oprah Winfrey to take the challenge and raise awareness for ALS. More on that in a second. The next person to take the challenge was former Team USA and...
Via Crossover Chronicles
August 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Ex-Eagles LB Cobb running for Congress in New Jersey

Garry Cobb spent more than a decade as a pro football player tackling opponents on the field. Now, the former Philadelphia Eagles linebacker-turned-radio-personality is taking on one of New Jersey's most powerful political families in an uphill battle for an open congressional seat. Cobb, a Republican political novice with less than $14,000 in the bank as of June 30, is taking...
Via AP on Fox
August 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Remembering Robin Williams, ‘Funniest Man Alive’ and sports fan

Actor Robin Williams died at his California home Monday.   The entertainer made the world laugh and touched the human spirit by his ability to transcend all genres of film as was evidenced by his variety of roles including Good Will Hunting, Jumanji, Ms. Doubtfire and Popeye. While our main focus at NCAA Football Zone is sports, specifically College Football, it seems only fitting...
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August 12, 2014  |  Discuss

President Obama Releases Statement On Robin Williams

President Barack Obama has released a statement on the death of Robin Williams. President Obama released a statement on the death of comedian and actor, Robin Williams on the official White House Twitter account. He made us laugh. He made us cry. He ended up touching every element of the human spirit. #RIPRobinWilliamspic.twitter.com/kbEq7OwPOf — The White House (@WhiteHouse) August...
Via Geeks and Cleats
August 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Obama opens Gay Games with surprise video message

CLEVELAND (AP) President Barack Obama has helped kick off the international Gay Games in Cleveland with a surprise video message shown at the opening ceremonies. Obama welcomed athletes, coaches, families and spectators from around the world to Ohio and the United States as the event began Saturday night. The president said the United States has come a long way in its commitment...
Via AP on Fox
August 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Ray Allen Plays Golf With President Barack Obama

One of the perks of being an NBA legend is that you get to play golf with people that are more famous than you. I wonder if Ray had the decency to let the President beat him. The post Ray Allen Plays Golf With President Barack Obama appeared first on Diehardsport.
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August 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Ray Allen Plays Golf With President Barack Obama In Martha’s Vineyard (Photo)

Ray Allen is currently a free agent, but he doesn’t seem to be worrying about finding a new NBA team for the 2014-15 season. The veteran guard played a round of golf in Martha’s Vineyard on Saturday with President Barack Obama, as well as Ahmad Rashad and Cyrus Walker. Allen posted a photo of the occasion to his Instagram profile. Allen spent the last two seasons with LeBron...
Via NESN.com
August 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Ray Allen played golf with United States president Barack Obama

As you probably know by now, there are certain perks of being a famous NBA player and today, Ray Allen got the chance to play a little bit of golf with USA president Barack Obama. Below are a couple of Instagram photos of Ray hanging out with the current commander-in-chief on the golf course along with noted NBA personality, Ahmad Rashad: Hopefully, Ray had a good round of golf...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
August 09, 2014  |  Discuss
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