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Excitement continues at Penn State as Student section sold out in 6 minutes

The excitement continues to build at Penn State as they have sold out their entire Student section for the 2014 season. While it may not be uncommon for student sections to be sold out, it is uncommon with how fast they have sold out.  Statecollege.com reported that these tickets were sold out in 4 hours with the Sophomore allotment in 35 minutes and the Freshman allotment in just...
Via NCAA Football Zone
15 days ago  |  Discuss

SEC Countdown: No. 13 Vanderbilt

After taking Vanderbilt to three straight bowl games, James Franklin left for one of college football's blue bloods in Penn State. But the Commodores found an intriguing replacement in Derek Mason, a defensive-minded coach for a defensive-minded conference. Mason had an impressive run at Stanford, leading a defense that ranked among the top 15 in defensive efficiency for three...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: James Franklin contacted alleged rape victim

A new filing by the defense in the case involving rape charges against four Vanderbilt football players alleges that the team’s former coach James Franklin contacted the alleged victim. Franklin is now the head coach at Penn State, and if this report proves to be true, it could cause big problems for him at his new school. In the filing, the defense claims that Franklin and strength...
Via Rumors and Rants
April 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Missouri players faced with pot charges

Four Missouri student-athletes were arrested Saturday night on suspicion of 35 grams or less of marijuana from a traffic stop in Columbia. Freshman guards Wes Clark and Shane Rector of the basketball team and defensive backs Aarion Penton and Shaun Rupert of the football team were pulled over after the officer noticed an expired license plate tag on Rupert’s car. The officers approached...
Via Sports-Glory
March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Missouri opens spring practice minus several familiar faces

COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Missouri opened spring football practice Tuesday without several familiar faces. After winning 12 games and the Cotton Bowl last season, the Tigers are without SEC Defensive Player of the Year Michael Sam and quarterback James Franklin. Running back Henry Josey and defensive end Kony Ealy also are gone. The loss of the key players appears to be even more motivation...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Missouri opens spring practice minus several familiar faces

COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Missouri opened spring football practice Tuesday without several familiar faces. After winning 12 games and the Cotton Bowl last season, the Tigers are without SEC Defensive Player of the Year Michael Sam and quarterback James Franklin. Running back Henry Josey and defensive end Kony Ealy also are gone. The loss of the key players appears to be even more motivation...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Clemson's Swinney expects to keep staff intact

Clemson coach Dabo Swinney expects all his staff back for next season, including offensive coordin`ator Chad Morris. Morris' name has come up at seemingly every coaching vacancy, including the one currently open at Vanderbilt with James Franklin's departure to Penn State. Morris was on campus Saturday to take part in the Tigers' annual postseason banquet. Swinney said...
Via AP on Fox
January 11, 2014  |  Discuss

James Franklin leaves Vandy, ‘Dores due for new head coach

Vanderbilt head coach James Franklin’s name has been floating around colleges across the country thanks to the impressive amount of success he has at the helm of the Commodores’ program, and it looks like the former Maryland head coach-in-waiting has cashed in his chips and moved on to a bigger job. Sources across college football have indicated that Franklin has accepted Penn...
Via isportsweb.com
January 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Covering Dixie: James Franklin, Johnny Manziel, Georgia, and *sigh* Lane Kiffin.

Covering Dixie Like Mildew - The SEC. It still has more BCS titles than your conference. The Gus. S Wortham Memorial Fountain in Buffalo Bayou Park, Houston, Tx.  Denial is not a river in Egypt.  Vanderbilt athletic director David Williams is denying reports that Commodore head coach James Franklin has accepted the head coaching job at Penn State. This despite the fact that Penn...
Via Shirts With Random Triangles
January 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Vandy has viable coaching options if Franklin bolts for Penn State

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Whenever James Franklin officially accepts the head-coaching job at Penn State, as expected, Vanderbilt athletic director David Williams must pivot quickly to replace one of the program’s most successful leaders. Franklin took Vanderbilt to bowl games in each of his three seasons (winning two), along with nine victories apiece over the past two seasons -...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
January 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Covering Dixie: Johnny Manziel, Nick Marshall, James Franklin, and more.

Covering Dixie Like Mildew - The SEC. We still have more BCS titles than you do. "Covering Dixie" is getting back into the swing of things now that bowl season is finally over. I'll be doing some housecleaning for the next day or so, while I still try to recover from bowl season, the holidays, the Polar Vortex, bronchitis, and a session of helping babysit my twin nephs...
Via Shirts With Random Triangles
January 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Bowl Game Day Goulash: Orange Bowl, Cotton Bowl, BBVS Compass Bowl, and more.

Bowl Game Day Goulash - The BBVA Compas Bowl isn't much, but at least it's something. Orange Crushed.The BCS bowl upsets continue as Clemson defeats Ohio State 40-35. (AP/ESPN)Tigers in High Cotton. Missouri defeats Oklahoma State 41-31. (ESPN)Well this could be the last time. This could be the last time. May be the last time. I don't know.Houston meets Vanderbilt in...
Via Shirts With Random Triangles
January 04, 2014  |  Discuss

The last word on Mizzou's magical season went to the only man it could -- Michael Sam

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Other than the fact it ended around April 2015, the 2014 Cotton Bowl was all kinds of groovy, wasn't it? An in-game quarterback controversy -- James Franklin or Maty Mauk? -- that poured kerosene all over the Twittersphere. More fireworks by the freak of nature known simply as DGB. Gary Pinkel, the man Missouri fans learned to hate, then live with, then embrace...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
January 04, 2014  |  Discuss

The last word on Mizzou's magical season went to the only man it could -- Michael Sam

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Other than the fact it ended around April 2015, the 2014 Cotton Bowl was all kinds of groovy, wasn't it? An in-game quarterback controversy -- James Franklin or Maty Mauk? -- that poured kerosene all over the Twittersphere. More fireworks by the freak of nature known simply as DGB. Gary Pinkel, the man Missouri fans learned to hate, then live with, then embrace...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
January 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Four Downs: Missouri claims Cotton Bowl title over Oklahoma State

The Missouri Tigers tied a school record with their second 12-win season in school history with a 41-31 Cotton Bowl win against Oklahoma State on Friday night. Here are four observations from the game: 1. Missouri completed an impressive turnaround in familiar territory Back in 2007, it was Gary Pinkel's program that stood as Cotton Bowl champions at the end of the season, 12...
Via Fox Sports South
January 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Chiefs' Daniel on Mizzou's Franklin: 'He's ready'

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- And Chase Daniel just smiles. It's a wicked smile, the kind of smile that says he knows something you don't. You bring up the current Missouri quarterback, James Franklin, to the former Missouri quarterback, and before long, pistols start firing. "He's ready," Daniel, now with the Kansas City Chiefs, says of the Tigers' senior signal...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
January 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Chiefs' Daniel on Mizzou's Franklin: 'He's ready'

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- And Chase Daniel just smiles. It's a wicked smile, the kind of smile that says he knows something you don't. You bring up the current Missouri quarterback, James Franklin, to the former Missouri quarterback, and before long, pistols start firing. "He's ready," Daniel, now with the Kansas City Chiefs, says of the Tigers' senior signal...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
January 02, 2014  |  Discuss

No. 9 Mizzou, No. 13 Oklahoma State face off in Big 12 reunion

IRVING, Texas (AP) Missouri quarterback James Franklin remembers exactly what happened the only time he faced Oklahoma State when the two teams were still Big 12 rivals two years ago. "We lost and I had three picks, two of them were tipped, one perfectly into a defensive lineman's hands," Franklin said. "But I did make the tackle." Franklin gets another chance...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
January 01, 2014  |  Discuss

No. 9 Mizzou, No. 13 Oklahoma State face off in Big 12 reunion

IRVING, Texas (AP) Missouri quarterback James Franklin remembers exactly what happened the only time he faced Oklahoma State when the two teams were still Big 12 rivals two years ago. "We lost and I had three picks, two of them were tipped, one perfectly into a defensive lineman's hands," Franklin said. "But I did make the tackle." Franklin gets another chance...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
January 01, 2014  |  Discuss

No. 9 Mizzou, No. 13 Okla. St. in Big 12 reunion

Missouri quarterback James Franklin remembers exactly what happened the only time he faced Oklahoma State when the two teams were still Big 12 rivals two years ago. ''We lost and I had three picks, two of them were tipped, one perfectly into a defensive lineman's hands,'' Franklin said. ''But I did make the tackle.'' Franklin gets another chance...
Via AP on Fox
January 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Cleveland Browns want to interview Auburn's Malzahn, Vandy's Franklin

The Cleveland Browns are very interested in interviewing Auburn coach Gus Malzahn and Vanderbilt coach James Franklin for their head coaching vacancy, according to league sources, and are expected to hire Jim Schwartz as defensive coordinator. The Browns, who shocked the NFL by firing head coach Rob Chudzinski after one season, have interviews scheduled with several coaches, but...
Via Pro Sports Daily
January 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Browns have interest in Auburn’s Malzahn, Vanderbilt’s Franklin, could hire Schwartz as DC

CBS Sports insider Jason La Canfora has been a busy man today. He reports this evening that the Browns have interest surrounding two college head coaches in Auburn’s Gus Malzahn and Vanderbilt’s James Franklin. Malzahn’s Tigers are playing in the title game next week in his first season as head coach at Auburn. The 48-year-old was previously offensive coordinator there for...
Via Waiting For Next Year
January 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Franklin Looking To Go Out On Top

Missouri senior QB James Franklin will lead the Missouri Tigers into battle one last time against Oklahoma State in the Cotton Bowl on January 3rd. ShowMeMizzou.com spoke with him as he reflected on his season, and looked ahead to his final games in Black & Gold.
Via missouri.scout.com
December 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Size makes a big, big difference for Missouri's receiving corps

COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Missouri quarterback James Franklin says he doesn't get the urge to rear back and heave a pass just so he can watch his Megatron-sized receivers go up, up and up to bring the ball down. "No sir, I like to throw an accurate pass," Franklin says. But he allows himself a smile at the thought. "It's comforting to know that if I throw a jump ball...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
December 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Size makes a big, big difference for Missouri's receiving corps

COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Missouri quarterback James Franklin says he doesn't get the urge to rear back and heave a pass just so he can watch his Megatron-sized receivers go up, up and up to bring the ball down. "No sir, I like to throw an accurate pass," Franklin says. But he allows himself a smile at the thought. "It's comforting to know that if I throw a jump ball...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
December 26, 2013  |  Discuss
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