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ESPN Releases Extended Version Of Its SEC Network Rocky Top Commercial

Back in April, ESPN released a series of short commercials for its brand new channel, the SEC Network, which launches this year. The series of clips, titled “Take It All In”, were well-received by most fans. Tennessee’s version featured numerous supporters singing the school’s de facto anthem “Rocky Top” – a bluegrass song from 1967 sung by the Osborne Brothers. Today...
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Gus Malzahn Says Nick Marshall Will Not Start Against Arkansas

Auburn fans got the answer they’ve been seeking ever since it was reported that senior starting quarterback Nick Marshall was cited for marijuana possession last month in Georgia. No, according to head coach Gus Malzahn, Marshall will not be starting the team’s season opener against Arkansas. But yes, he will be playing in the game. How much? Tigers supporters probably won...
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The 5 Biggest BCS National Championship Game Snubs

At the end of the 2014-2015 season, we will finally get what we’ve all been waiting for – the inaugural College Football Playoff – which will feature four teams. Can I get an amen? The 16-year BCS era and all of its controversies have quickly been reduced to the record books. But that doesn’t mean that players, coaches and fans don’t still have some gripes with how the...
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Report: Oklahoma Officials Are Confident That WR Dorial Green-Beckham Will Be Eligible To Play This Season

In what comes as incredibly surprising news to many, Oklahoma officials are reportedly very optimistic about the chances that wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham will gain immediate eligibly.  A report by NewsOk.com states that the Sooners’ administration is confident that the transfer from Missouri–who was dismissed from the Tigers’ program this spring–will be able to play...
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Photos: Real Madrid Trains At Michigan Stadium, QB Devin Gardner Poses With Star Cristiano Ronaldo

The Big House will be home to arguable the two biggest names in soccer Saturday afternoon.  Real Madrid of La Liga and Manchester United of the English Premier League will face off at Michigan Stadium Saturday in front of what’s expected to be a sellout crowd.  Today, Real Madrid, led by its star forward, Cristiano Ronaldo, is training at Michigan’s football facility. The Wolverines’...
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Video: Ole Miss AD Ross Bjork Unveils Helmet Rebels Will Wear For ‘Chucky Mullins Day’

This October 28th marks the 25th anniversary of one of the most tragic events college football fans have ever witnessed – Ole Miss defensive back Chucky Mullins’ collision with Vanderbilt fullback Brad Gaines that left him paralyzed. The accident, which left Mullins as a quadriplegic, eventually led to a pulmonary embolism from blood clots due to inactivity. He passed away in...
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Report: Nike Executives Told Florida State To Make Sure Jimbo Fisher’s Son Doesn’t Wear Under Armour Anymore

Nike executives are reportedly not a fan of Jimbo Fisher’s son’s wardrobe.  According to a report by the Wall Street Journal, a Nike representative emailed Florida State’s administrators shortly following the Seminoles’ BCS National Championship Game victory. They weren’t happy about Jimbo Fisher’s son, Ethan, wearing an Under Amour sweatshirt at the contest.  Nike...
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Oklahoma State Releases Official 2014 Hype Video

Perhaps no team in the country has as challenging an opening weekend game as the Oklahoma State Cowboys, who take on the defending champion Florida State Seminoles in the Cowboys Classic. It’s safe to say that fans on both sides won’t have much trouble getting up for the game, which could wind up playing a big role in which teams are selected for the College Football Playoff...
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Video: Michigan Star Freshman Jabrill Peppers Raps While Walking Around Wolverines’ Campus

Jabrill Peppers is one of the most talented incoming freshman the Michigan football program has potentially ever had. The five-star recruit will play primarily as a defensive back this fall, but could also be used on offense and special teams in the seasons to come.  It turns out that football isn’t Peppers’ only talent.  He’s a decent rapper, too. Here he is freestyling...
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Photo: North Carolina Asking Fans For Blue/Black “Stripe Out” Against San Diego State

The North Carolina Tar Heels got off to a horrendous start in the 2013 campaign, losing five of their first six games, before rallying to eventually post a winning record and a bowl victory over Cincinnati. This year, UNC will look to avoid digging itself into an early-season hole – and the program has some ideas on how to get fans behind them from the start. For the team’s second...
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Brian Kelly Says Everett Golson ‘Rode The Bus’ To Notre Dame’s ’12 Title Game Appearance, QB Competition Still Open

Everett Golson was the starting quarterback for the Notre Dame football team that appeared in the 2012 BCS National Championship Game.  Don’t say the Fighting Irish’s then-freshman quarterback led his team to the title contest, though.  Golson “rode the bus to the championship” according to coach Brian Kelly.  Kelly on Golson’s contributions in 2012: “I would argue...
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Report: Miami Potential Starting QB Kevin Olsen Suspended For Failed Drug Test

The Kevin Olsen era in Miami may not be getting off to the best start. According to Adam Kuperstein of WQAM, the redshirt freshman quarterback has been suspended for “at least” one game for a reported failed drug test. Olsen, who was projected to be the starting signal-caller by many after Ryan Williams tore his ACL in April, sat out the entire 2013 season to preserve eligibility...
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Photos: UConn’s Men’s Basketball Team Receives 2014 National Championship Rings

Connecticut’s 2014 men’s basketball national championship was one of the most surprising titles in NCAA history. The Huskies were a No. 7 seed and defeated No. 8 seed Kentucky in the NCAA Tournament championship game, 60-54.  Kevin Ollie’s squad has received its championship rings.  Check them out:  http://ink361.com/app/users/ig-24953535/photos Thoughts, UConn fans? From...
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Nick Saban Has Suspended Alabama’s Jarran Reed, Tim Williams, Brandon Ivory

Three players have been suspended indefinitely from the Alabama football team, Nick Saban told the media today during his first press conference of fall camp.  Jarran Reed, a defensive lineman who had a DUI in July, Tim Williams, a sophomore linebacker, and Brandon Ivory, a senior defensive lineman, have all been suspended by Saban for a “violation of team rules.”  Saban:...
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Video: Georgia Fans Will Get Fired Up For 2014 After Watching This Bulldogs Hype Video

Last season was disappointing for Georgia fans. The Bulldogs came into 2013 with hopes of an SEC title, but ended the year 8-5 with a 5-3 mark in the SEC and a loss in the Gator Bowl to Nebraska. While there were some bright spots — Todd Gurley was among the best running backs in America when he was healthy — injuries and underwhelming performances were the main take away in...
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Mark Richt Doesn’t Think Georgia Football Has A Discipline Problem, ‘Guys Who Misbehave Have A Discipline Problem’

On the surface, it would seem like the Georgia football team has an issue with discipline. The Bulldogs have had seven different arrests since January, per ArrestNation.com. Some of those players–notably Tray Matthews and Shaquille Wiggins–have since transferred out of the program. Georgia coach Mark Richt is meeting with the media today. He disagrees with the idea that his program...
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Photos: Duke Basketball Newcomers Try On Their Blue Devils Uniforms For The First Time

Duke’s 2013-14 men’s basketball season ended quite abruptly. The Blue Devils, as a No. 3 seed, fell to No. 14 seed Mercer in the NCAA Tournament 2nd Round, 78-71.  Mike Krzyzewski’s program obviously has higher hopes for the 2014-15 campaign. The Blue Devils should be a top 10 team based on the talent they return on the elite recruiting class they bring in.  Members of that...
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Photos: Nebraska Coach Bo Pelini Unveiled Cornhuskers “Red Rising” Uniform By Wearing It Himself

Update: …and we’ve got video. Pelini, while unveiling the uniforms, gets into it with a few of his players, including wideout Kenny Bell, before taking the helmet off. As you’d imagine, he gets a hearty chuckle from his team. Earlier: Most of the time, college football programs ask a few upperclassmen to do the honors of debuting a new uniform for the rest of the team in the...
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Video: Clemson Football Releases An Awesome Video That Explains “Why We Work”

We always hear from college football players in interviews that offseason workouts, especially ones that take place early in the morning, are brutal. Players wake up before the crack of dawn and do a difficult workout before most of us even get out of bed. Yesterday, Clemson released a video highlighting the team’s workouts during a week, showing its team working as early as 5...
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Photos: Nebraska Unveils New “Red Rising” Alternate Uniforms For Illinois Game

It was just this past Tuesday that Nebraska head coach Bo Pelini confirmed that the Cornhuskers would be wearing a special alternate uniform for at least one game this year. Friday morning, the school, along with adidas, unveiled the new threads and helmets, which will be worn for the homecoming game against Illinois. The new TECHFIT uniforms are titled “Red Rising” – and the...
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WATCH: Georgia Tech kicker saves teammates from sprints

Anyone who has played football has been in this position, or knows someone who has experienced it. Practice is ending, sprints are coming up, and coach issues an ultimatum. If one player can do something difficult, the entire team will be spared from sprints for the day. Offensive linemen will attempt to field wobbly punts, cornerbacks will try to block defensive linemen. Generally...
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Photo: Xavier’s New Basketball Court Features A Detailed Cincinnati Skyline

Basketball court designs are huge right now. Oregon’s court features a forest design, while Long Beach State’s court looks like an actual beach. Other schools that are associated with major cities have used the skyline on the sideline to add some flair to the court. Xavier has joined this club, and will feature the Cincinnati skyline this season. This is one of the more detailed...
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Video: Man Is Camping 103 Hours To Be First Person At Alabama Fan Day

No one doubts the passion of Alabama football fans, but every so often a member of the Tide faithful verifies things. Today, that fan is 32-year old Bobby Hunter, who is first in line for Alabama Fan Day, an event that takes place on August 3.  By the time he gets through the gates for a chance to meet and get autographs from the Crimson Tide players, he will have waited for 103...
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Photo: Ohio State LB Joshua Perry Posts Before/After Picture Following 2-Plus Years Of Strength & Conditioning

Two-plus years of time at Ohio State has done Joshua Perry’s body good.  The Buckeyes’ junior linebacker posted a photo on Instagram this afternoon detailing the transition he’s made from the time he arrived in Columbus to now. Perry came to Ohio State as a 6-foot-4, 222-pound linebacker. Today, he’s listed at 6-foot-4, 253 pounds.  Check out the impressive before and after...
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Video: Texas A&M Players, Coaches React To Their Incredible New Locker Room At Kyle Field

Now we know why Texas A&M’s players were so excited earlier today.  Thursday morning, the Aggies’ players were tweeting about their facility, which comes as part of a $450 million expansion and upgrading of Kyle Field. Now we know what why they were so joyed.  The Aggies have released a video of their new locker room. It looks incredible.  Check it out:    That locker...
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