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Video: Florida Gators Go Nuts When Jim McElwain Surprises 6 Walk-Ons With Scholarships

Our favorite videos of the off-season are the ones of walk-ons being awarded by scholarships and getting mobbed by their exuberant teammates. Today, it is Florida’s turn. Jim McElwain is playing with a number of open scholarships, and chose to give away six to walk-ons: junior tight end Bair Diamond, senior wide receiver Roger Dixon, sophomore running back Case Harrison, sophomore...
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Rutgers Will Give Away $100,000 To Students If Scarlet Knights Return 1st Kickoff For Touchdown

Rutgers really wants students to fill High Point Solutions Stadium for the Scarlet Knights’ opener against Norfolk State. How much? They’re willing to put $100,000 on the line. If Rutgers takes its first kick return of the season to the house, 100 randomly chosen students in attendance will receive $1,000.  If Rutgers returns 1st kickoff vs. Norfolk State for TD, 100 random...
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Florida State Freshman Defensive End Josh Sweat, Coming Off ACL Tear, Confirmed For Opener

Before tearing his ACL and dislocating his knee last September, defensive end Josh Sweat was one of the top recruits in all of high school football. Miraculously, Sweat, who is now a freshman at Florida State, is 100-percent ready to roll, less than a year after that catastrophic injury, and will play in the season opener against Texas State. Jimbo Fisher said DE Josh Sweat will...
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Nick Saban cracks joke about linemen, no-huddle offense

Alabama’s quarterback situation can only be described as unsettled. Last week, Nick Saban went on a rant about how one of the signal callers had to “win the team” in order to secure the starting spot. Today, Saban didn’t have much more to say, in terms of who is ahead in the race. Saban: Usually try and get two QBs ready for opponents. All three guys (Coker, Morris and...
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Brian Kelly Names 5 Notre Dame Captains For 2015 Season

Brian Kelly’s media session was not all doom and gloom today. The Notre Dame head football coach publicly named five players as captains for the upcoming season:  Nick Martin, Jaylon Smith, Sheldon Day, Joe Schmidt and Matthias Farley are your 2015 Notre Dame team captains. pic.twitter.com/4A6fOa3MiE — Notre Dame Football (@NDFootball) August 27, 2015 Kelly also took the time...
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Notre Dame Defensive End Ishaq Williams’ Appeal Denied By NCAA

Defensive end Ishaq Williams, a former five-star recruit out of Brooklyn, will not play for Notre Dame in 2015. Williams, one of five players who were suspended last summer due to academic misconduct, has had his appeal denied by the NCAA. Brian Kelly made the announcement today: Ishaq Williams’ NCAA appeal has been denied, per Brian Kelly. #NotreDame — Matt Fortuna (@Matt_Fortuna...
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Baylor Football Preview: Why The Bears Can Win The National Title

Editor’s note: This is the 12th in a 15-part series in which we preview college football’s top teams. We’ll be counting down from 15 to one, with the final team, released on Sept. 3 – the day college football starts – serving as our national title pick.  4. Baylor Bears Art Briles was handed a program in shambles when he was hired to be the next head coach of the Baylor...
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Photo: Popular Mechanics Magazine Sent Utah Football Cupcakes To Apologize For Calling Them One

This month’s edition of Popular Mechanics magazine offered a very hot sports take in its September Calendar. For September 3, which features Michigan’s season opener at Utah, the magazine refers to the Utes as a “cupcake game.” Popular Mechanics Calls Utah a “Cupcake Game” for Michigan, Is Not A Sports Magazine http://t.co/p2BM8KHkxL pic.twitter.com/YyvC3h37Ie — sports...
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There Is An Impostor Telling People He’s Connor Mitch At South Carolina

Being the starting quarterback at a major college football school definitely gets you some perks on campus. Apparently, you won’t be the only one who tries to take advantage of them. Connor Mitch, who was named South Carolina’s starting signal-caller earlier this week, tweeted out a conversation he had with the marketing director for The Horseshoe Bar in Columbia. According to...
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Video: 4-Star WR Ahmir Mitchell Announces Commitment To Michigan Over Ohio State In Incredible Fashion

Egg Harbor City (N.J.) Cedar Creek four-star wide receiver Ahmir Mitchell announced his commitment to Michigan moments ago. Mitchell chose the Wolverines over rival Ohio State in unbelievable fashion: by flying a maize-and-blue plane with a “Go Blue” banner attached over Atlantic City, N.J.  Bleacher Report captured the decision in a very cool trailer. Here’s the link to the...
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Florida Head Coach Jim McElwain Says He Would Never Fine His Players

Earlier today, images leaked of the fine structure that was in place at Virginia Tech. The Hokies coach staff was apparently set to fine players for various transgressions, many minor like having a dirty dorm or locker. Cincinnati’s Tommy Tuberville has also expressed interest in fining his players out of their cost of attendance stipend. Will Florida be jumping in on what, in...
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5-Star Wide Receiver Preston Williams Cleared To Play For Tennessee

Preston Williams became one of Tennessee fans’ favorite 2015 signees with his amazing Vols-themed getup on National Signing Day, but heading into the fall, there was real concern that he wouldn’t make it to campus this year. Williams’ ACT score was reportedly flagged by the NCAA, but after retaking the test, the former five-star recruit has fully qualified. Butch Jones broke...
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Video: Ohio State Fan Creates Awesome Trailer For Buckeyes’ Season Opener vs. Virginia Tech

We’re just more than a week away from Ohio State’s season opener against Virginia Tech.  It’s going to be electric in Blacksburg, Va., at Lane Stadium come Sept. 7 at 8 p.m. E.T. The Buckeyes are out for revenge. The Hokies are looking to make it two in a row against the defending champs.  Get prepared for the contest by watching this awesome trailer for the game created...
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Paul Finebaum Caller Compares Nick Saban To “Communist” Adolf Hitler

Alabama head coach Nick Saban, due to both his success and his demeanor, isn’t the most beloved coach in college football. But some fans go a bit too far in their hatred for the Crimson Tide headman.  Thursday, a caller on Paul Finebaum’s radio show called in and compared Saban to Adolf Hitler. “Tom from Starkville” also believed that Hitler was a communist, for some reason...
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Michigan Names LB Joe Bolden, FB Joe Kerridge Co-Captains For 2015 Season

Joe Bolden Michigan Michigan players voted for team captains today and selected senior linebacker Joe Bolden and fifth-year senior fullback Joe Kerridge for the honor. The news revealed a short time ago in a release from Michigan Athletics.  The team’s top tackler from 2014, Bolden heads into his fourth season needing 13 stops to eclipse 200 in his career. The Cincinnati, Ohio...
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Virginia Tech’s Fine Structure Has Leaked, And It Is Ridiculous

Yesterday, Virginia Tech defensive coordinator Bud Foster revealed that the coaching staff was considering fining players using their cost of attendance stipends. The idea was quickly shot down by higher-ups at the school, but based on photos revealed by the Richmond Times-Dispatch, it looks like the fine structure was very real, and farther along than the “idea” stage. #BREAKING...
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Les Miles takes cute pic with Leonard Fournette’s daughter

Some LSU fans may be a little tired of Les Miles, but it is clear that his players love him. Last night, star running back Leonard Fournette posted a picture with Miles holding his young daughter, Lyric, and it is the early leader for cutest college football-related picture of the year. We’re not sure anyone’s going to top it.   Lyric X Coach Miles A photo posted...
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Michigan Offensive Lineman Kyle Kalis Hints At Who Michigan’s Starting Quarterback Will Be

Michigan has yet to name a starting quarterback. The Wolverines might reveal their starter on Monday when they send their depth chart to Utah, but Jim Harbaugh hasn’t officially decided if that’ll happen.  We think we know who it is, though.  Jake Rudock, the Iowa graduate transfer, took the majority of the first-team snaps at Michigan’s student practice last weekend. He’s...
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Video: Jim Harbaugh Didn’t Believe Michael Jordan Actually Called Him

Earlier this month, Michigan announced that it would become the first Nike school to sport the Jordan brand logo on its uniforms, instead of the company’s traditional Swoosh. Apparently, Michael Jordan himself even called Wolverines head coach Jim Harbaugh to talk about the deal. It turns out Harbaugh initially didn’t believe he was talking to the former NBA superstar. Thursday...
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Photo: Michigan Rearranges Coke Cans At Presser To Read “Team, Team, Team”

One of the enduring parts of legendary former Michigan head coach Bo Schembechler’s legacy is his 1983 “Team” speech. New Wolverines head coach Jim Harbaugh played under Schembechler, and it looked like there was a clear homage to his former coach at Harbaugh’s press conference today. The tribute was put in a curious spot: the refrigerator, where the Coca-Cola cans were...
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Photo: Ohio State WR Noah Brown Gives Thumbs Up Following Surgery On Broken Leg

Ohio State red-shirt freshman wide receiver Noah Brown suffered a broken leg in practice yesterday and will miss the 2015 season. Brown had had an outstanding off-season and was expected to play a major role in the team’s offense.  Brown has already had surgery on his leg, and judging by this Twitter photo of him giving a thumbs up afterwards, he seems to be in good spirits.  ...
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Can You Name These College Football Stadiums When We Black Out The Logos?

Back by popular demand, we’ve come up with another college football stadium blackout quiz. Can you get all 10? If so, let us know! You can take the first one here.
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18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jim Harbaugh Is Still Keeping Michigan’s Depth Chart A Secret

Game week has begun at Michigan.  The Wolverines, who open the season a week from today at Utah, have started typical preparations for their regular season opener. Jim Harbaugh, along with select players, will meet with reporters today. Game notes have been sent out to the media.  One thing is still being kept a secret, though: Michigan’s depth chart.  Back on Planet Harbaugh...
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Ezekiel Elliot files trademark for 'Zeke's Crop Top Bar and Grill'

If it’s a reservation you want, get in line.  Ohio State star running back Ezekiel Elliott is the latest college football player to seek legal ownership of nicknames and popular phrases tied to his personal brand. According to the Associated Press, Elliott applied for five different trademarks including his nicknames “Zeke” and “Eze” for use on merchandise, as well as...
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ESPN’s Kirk Herbstreit Picks Ohio State To Repeat As National Champions, Predicts CFB Playoff Field

Kirk Herbstreit is expecting a repeat.  College football’s most notable analyst is predicting his alma mater, Ohio State, to win its second straight national championship this season.  The ESPN talent revealed his annual “Herbie Awards” this morning, which includes his national champion pick and his projected College Football Playoff field.  Kirk Herbstreit just made his...
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