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Video: Matthew McConaughey Gave Texas A Great Speech Before The Longhorns Crushed Kansas

Last week, Texas revealed that Academy Award winning actor Matthew McConaughey, also a huge UT fan, had stopped by to give the Longhorns a bit of a pep talk before their game against Kansas on Saturday. Wednesday night, the Longhorn Network posted the full video of McConaughey’s speech, which clearly worked, considering Texas blanked the Jayhawks 23-0.  McConaughey tells the team...
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The 17 Undefeated Teams Remaining In College Football, Ranked

Are Mariota’s Ducks the best team in America? (Twitter/@fbhelmettracker) Through five weeks, only 17 college football teams are undefeated. Not all of the teams are from the ‘Power 5′ conferences, and some of them aren’t even ranked in the top-25. While most of these squads are going to lose at least once this season, and there’s a chance that none of them are undefeated...
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2014 College Football Week 6: College Spun’s Staff Picks

Arizona’s helmets for Thursday night. While the first five weeks of the college football season certainly featured some entertaining games, this upcoming weekend’s set of contests is easily the best we’ve had yet so far this year. Yup, conference play is finally starting to heat up. Entering this week, there are 17 undefeated teams left in the FBS – and at least four are...
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Suspended Notre Dame Cornerback KeiVarae Russell Posts About Status On Instagram: “Decision Might Come Next Week”

Cornerback KeiVarae Russell is one of the most important Notre Dame players that has been sitting out as a part of the alleged academic impropriety involving multiple football players. The junior defensive back has opened up a bit about his status on Instagram, and while a decision has not yet been made, he doesn’t seem thrilled about the process, although he believes he did all...
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Arizona State vs. USC – Game Time, TV Schedule, Line, Preview, Predictions

USC will need to slow down ASU Last week, Arizona State was given a rude awakening by UCLA in a prime time Thursday night contest. This week, the Sun Devils will take on LA’s other major team – USC. Both squads enter the game with one loss. This one will go a long way in deciding who represents the Pac-12 South division in the league’s title game. The Trojans (and their run...
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Video: Amida Brimah Wins UConn Basketball’s 3.4 Mile “Husky Run” Preseason Race

UConn basketball opens each season with the “Husky Run,” a 3.4 mile race around the Storrs campus. It allows students to race alongside the Huskies players, in an event that signals the beginning of fall basketball practice. The Husky Run has some added significance this year, as UConn basketball comes off of a national championship, and the result of the race was a bit surprising...
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Texas vs. Baylor – Game Time, TV Schedule, Line, Preview, Predictions

YouTube/Texas Baylor, a team that many believe is in the running to be selected for this year’s College Football Playoff, hasn’t faced very stiff competition so far this year – the Bears have beaten SMU, Northwestern State, Buffalo and Iowa State. That all changes this Saturday, when they head to Austin to take on Texas. No, these aren’t your Longhorns of old, but they do...
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Texas A&M vs. Mississippi State – Game Time, TV Schedule, Line, Preview, Predictions

Twitter/@Kennyhill13 Texas A&M and Mississippi State may be two of the best teams in the country, but given the ridiculous strength of the SEC West this year, both will need to overcome great odds to have a shot at playing for a national championship. The Aggies and Bulldogs will do battle in Starkville this Saturday in a matchup with huge implications. Texas A&M enters the...
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Photo: Louisville Athletics Congratulates Teddy Bridgewater On His First NFL Win With A Minneapolis Billboard

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater was pretty fantastic in his first start, completing 19-of-30 passes for 317 yards and one rushing touchdown in a 41-28 win over the Atlanta Falcons. Bridgewater’s alma mater Louisville is proud of its former superstar quarterback, and took out a large billboard in Minneapolis to congratulate him on the win. New @UofLFootball digital...
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Oregon QB Marcus Mariota Has No Weaknesses Whatsoever, According To Arizona’s Rich Rodriguez

Every quarterback has at least one weakness, right? Peyton Manning and Tom Brady both lack mobility, Drew Brees and Russell Wilson are both short, Joe Montana’s arm strength was poor, etc.  Rich Rodriguez says Marcus Mariota doesn’t have one. The 6-foot-4, 212-pound quarterback, who, according to SI.com’s Greg Bedard, “looks like he was designed by a franchise-quarterback...
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Ole Miss vs. Alabama – Game Time, TV Schedule, Line, Preview, Predictions

Flickr/RebelNation1947 This weekend’s Ole Miss-Alabama game is one of the most anticipated games in recent Rebels history. College GameDay takes its first trip to The Grove, the nation’s premiere tailgating location, and with a win, Ole Miss truly inserts itself into the SEC and National Championship conversation. Of course, that is easier said than done against an Alabama team...
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Kansas basketball’s new locker room is breathtaking

The Kansas men’s basketball team might soon have a new apartment complex to live in, but for now, they’ll have to settle for an awesome locker room.  Bill Self’s program has upgraded its locker room at Phog Allen Fieldhouse, bringing a modern look to the locker room and clubhouse. The project began this summer and was recently completed.  Check it out:  kuathletics.com ...
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Florida State vs. Wake Forest – Game Time, TV Schedule, Line, Preview, Predictions

Yomasta12/Wikimedia Predicting how most of the final ACC standing will play out is nearly impossible at this point, there is a ton of parity in the middle of the league. There are, however, two teams that we feel pretty certain about. Florida State, especially after its win over Clemson, is the odds-on favorite to win the ACC. Wake Forest seems destined to finish last in its division...
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Report: Jay Bilas Will Replace Dick Vitale On ESPN’s Saturday Night College Basketball Games

Dick Vitale’s out as ESPN’s top CBB color commentator ESPN is reportedly making a huge change to the duo that calls its primetime college basketball games. According to a report by The Big Lead, the Worldwide Leader has decided to replace longtime college basketball color commentator Dick Vitale with analyst Jay Bilas during its marquee game on Saturday nights. According to...
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Lil Jon Is In On Tennessee’s ‘Third Down For What’ Movement

Will we soon be seeing rapper Lil Jon leading the Tennessee band in “Third Down For What” at a Volunteers’ football game?  Maybe.  On Tuesday, Lil Jon tweeted at Tennessee’s official football Twitter account.  #ThirdDownForWhat RT @LilJon: @Vol_Football HOLLA @ ME — Tennessee Football (@Vol_Football) October 1, 2014 And Wednesday afternoon, Lil John tweeted again....
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Photo: New Florida State Basketball Recruit Christ Koumadje Dwarfs Jameis Winston

Jameis Winston is not a small human being by any stretch of the imagination. According to Seminoles.com, the reigning Heisman Trophy winner is 6-foot-4, so there aren’t many people who can make Winston look like he’s a short dude. FSU basketball recruit Christ Koumadje is one of those people. Koumadje — a three-star recruit who committed to the school last month — is listed...
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Jeopardy had a ‘CFB Stadium Nicknames’ category Tuesday night

If you’re a sports fan who also watches “Jeopardy,” there’s likely not a much better feeling than seeing a sports category appear on the board.  This happened during Tuesday night’s “Jeopardy” broadcast, when a “College Football Stadium Nicknames” category appeared on the final board.  It wasn’t a popular category.  When the first category you’d pick is...
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Kentucky Is The Overwhelming Favorite To Win 2015 NCAA Tournament With 3-to-1 Odds

The 2014-15 men’s college basketball season is about a month away, with practices for teams starting as early as this Friday.  Kentucky, unsurprisingly, will open the upcoming campaign as the overwhelming favorite.  The Wildcats have 3-to-1 odds to win it all next spring.  NCAA Tournament odds – Kentucky well ahead of second favorite Duke http://t.co/QlhS3AzEba — The Linemakers...
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Michigan Coach Brady Hoke Says Devin Gardner Will Start At Quarterback Against Rutgers

Devin Gardner is Michigan’s starting quarterback again. After Shane Morris won the team’s starting job last week, Wolverines coach Brady Hoke announced today that Gardner will start the squad’s game against Rutgers this weekend. Hoke says Gardner will be the QB — Nick Baumgardner (@nickbaumgardner) October 1, 2014 Morris played poorly during Michigan’s game against Minnesota...
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Photos: J.J. Watt Bought His Mom A White Range Rover For Her Birthday, She Received It Outside Wisconsin’s Camp Randall Stadium

A brand-new white Range Rover is apparently what comes up when you Google, “what do rich people buy?” J.J. Watt, who signed a six-year, $100 million extension with the Houston Texans at the beginning of September, wasn’t sure what he’d do with his influx of cash, so he did some online searching. “I don’t feel like a rich person, and I don’t really try to act like a...
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Former Michigan Kicker Jay Feely Says Dave Brandon Is The Best AD He’s Been Around

Michigan Athletic Director Dave Brandon hasn’t received much support over the last few days. In fact, Michigan students held a “Fire Dave Brandon” protest on Tuesday afternoon. However, Brandon does have at least one supporter: former Wolverines kicker Jay Feely. In a tweet sent out early on Wednesday morning, Feely called Brandon the “best AD” that he’s ever been around...
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Ohio State student who ran on field loses full scholarship

The Ohio State student who ran onto the field Saturday night during the Buckeyes’ game against Cincinnati got hit pretty hard by assistant strength coach Anthony Schlegel.  The hits keep coming, too.  Anthony Wunder, the fourth-year engineering student, is being charged with misdemeanor criminal trespassing. His attorney entered a not-guilty plea in Franklin County Municipal...
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Former Michigan Star Denard Robinson Shows Support For Brady Hoke, ‘Love That Man’

Denard Robinson is likely the best player Brady Hoke has had at Michigan. The former quarterback turned running back was a first-team All-American in 2010 and the leader of the Wolverines’ team that went 11-2 in 2011, winning the Sugar Bowl.  Robinson’s college coach has been criticized heavily in recent days, with the controversy surrounding the concussed Shane Morris and the...
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Video: The ACC Digital Network Put Together A Hype Video For Saturday’s Georgia Tech-Miami Game

Georgia Tech vs. Miami may not have always seemed like a crucial match-up in the crazy ACC Coastal. However, with the Yellow Jackets at 4-0, and the Hurricanes coming off of a big win against defending division champion Duke, this weekend’s game has some real juice. The ACC Digital Network is prepping for the game, and has created a very dramatic hype video for Miami’s trip to...
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Pat Fitzgerald Compares Wisconsin Running Back Melvin Gordon To Walter Payton: “He Runs Like Sweetness”

There aren’t many higher compliments that someone from Illinois can give a football player than comparing them to Walter Payton, and that is exactly what Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald did when discussing Wisconsin star Melvin Gordon. Northwestern, coming off of a big upset of Penn State, hosts Wisconsin this weekend, and clearly Fitzgerald is a bit worried about the Badgers...
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