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Photo: UConn Basketball’s National Championships To Be Featured On Coke Cans

You know you’ve made it when they put you on the can of an American classic. The Connecticut basketball program has officially made it.  In honor of the Huskies’ wins in the men’s and women’s national championship games, Coke will distribute a select number of cans honoring the school’s two titles. UConn basketball titles coke cans (H/T @imgcollege) pic.twitter.com/6h76FjCWIU...
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Peyton visits Bama, Saban to 'learn...become better player'

What more could Peyton Manning possibly have to learn about playing quarterback? The Denver Broncos star has been in the NFL since 1998. He’s won a Super Bowl, made the Pro Bowl 13 times, been an Associated Press First-Team All-Pro player seven times, and been the AP’s MVP five times. There are still improvements that can be made though, apparently.  Peyton Manning and Broncos...
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Mizzou recruits stunned by news of Frank Haith leaving

When Frank Haith left Missouri this afternoon to accept the head men’s basketball coaching position at Tulsa, he surprised nearly everyone associated with the college basketball world. His recruits were apparently surprised at the news, too. Below are tweets by four-star power forward Jakeenan Gant, who committed to Missouri in August 2013.  Man what just happend? — Kee Baby...
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Report: Missouri’s Frank Haith To Missouri Is A “Done Deal”

The rumors and reports that have surfaced today regarding Missouri’s Frank Haith leaving the school to coach at Tulsa appear to be true. About an hour ago, Haith boarded a plane in Columbia headed to Oklahoma to talk with school officials, with permission from Missouri. Now, it appears as if a deal is firmly in place for Haith to be Tulsa’s next basketball coach.  Done deal...
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Photos: Michigan State Holding Memorial Service For Lacey Holsworth Inside Spartans’ Basketball Arena Tonight

This evening, Michigan State University will hold a public memorial service for Lacey Holsworth, the eight-year-old girl who captured the hearts of everyone she touched before losing her battle with cancer April 9.  Lacey, who became close to Spartan star Adreian Payne, has had a clear effect on those in East Lansing. The night of her death, Michigan State students painted and signed...
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Photo: Missouri’s Frank Haith On His Way To Tulsa To Talk With Permission From Tigers’ Athletic Department

It appears as if Missouri men’s basketball coach Frank Haith is seriously interested in the Tulsa coaching position. Reports surfaced earlier today on the subject, and the Tigers’ coach is apparently on his way to Oklahoma to talk with Tulsa’s athletic department. He was given permission to do so by Missouri officials.  Missouri confirms it has given Haith permission to meet...
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Report: Harrison Twins Considering Staying At Kentucky After NBA Feedback

It was just this afternoon that we heard Kentucky freshman James Young will be leaving Lexington early to take his shot at an NBA career. Most college basketball fans assumed that both Andrew and Aaron Harrison would be joining him in the coming days. Well, according to ESPN NBA Insider Chad Ford, that may not be the case. He reports that the twins were leaning toward turning professional...
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Video: Washington Football To Unveil New Uniforms Friday, Players React To Seeing Them For First Time

The Washington Huskies’ football team will be getting new Nike uniforms for the upcoming season. The threads will be unveiled Friday. The players, though, have already seen what they’ll be wearing.  Their reaction to the updated digs is in the video below. It’s not quite to the level of excitement Miami showed, but it’s still fun to watch, nonetheless.  The reaction was...
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Report: Tulsa Close To Hiring Missouri’s Frank Haith Away

Earlier this week, Tennessee head coach Cuonzo Martin left the Vols to take the job as head man at Cal. Just two days later, we’ve got another SEC coach potentially on the move – but this decision is a lot more puzzling. According to multiple reports, Missouri head basketball coach Frank Haith is set to leave the Tigers and take the Tulsa job. Yep – Missouri to Tulsa. Multiple...
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Could Louisville Become To Adidas What Oregon Is To Nike? New Deal Will Bring More Uniforms, Money, Exposure To Cardinals’ Football

Nike has Oregon, Under Amour has Maryland, and now, Adidas seems to have Louisville. Each major sporting brand has a flagship school; they pour money into these athletic programs, giving them all the equipment and uniforms it could need, in the hope it will bring more exposure to their company through the success of the teams.  Earlier Thursday morning, the University of Louisville...
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Kentucky Freshman James Young Will Enter The NBA Draft

Well Kentucky fans, you knew that there was no way that all of your star freshmen would be returning for another year in Lexington. Thursday afternoon, shooting guard James Young, who averaged 14.3 points per game and 4.3 rebounds per contest, officially made the decision that he’ll leave college for the NBA.  This just in: James Young will forego his sophomore season and enter...
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Photo: Clemson Vandal Paints Orange Tiger Paw On South Carolina’s Football Field

The college football season doesn’t start for 133 days, but apparently, rivalries don’t take any time off. Clemson and South Carolina is one of the country’s most heated in-state rivalries. A Clemson fan won a point for its side today. This photo was tweeted out by Joe Connolly, South Carolina football’s strength and conditioning coach.  They forgot the fifth finger!...
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Video: Coach Cal Says Bill O’Reilly Will Attend A Kentucky Basketball Game

To anyone who watched Bill O’Reilly’s interview with Kentucky coach John Calipari, it was apparent that the FOX television host didn’t have a very high opinion of college basketball players. Today, Coach Cal told reporters that O’Reilly admitted to him before the segment that he didn’t know much about college basketball. But get this – Cal said he got O’Reilly to agree...
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Alabama Tweets “Undisputed” Graphic To Remind Everyone That It Has The Most National Titles

You don’t have to go back too far in time to remember an era during which Alabama was dominant in college football. But just in case fans were wondering if the Crimson Tide had always been so successful, the school’s Twitter account sent out a little reminder to everyone this afternoon. Alabama flexed its muscles, sending out an “undisputed” graphic that lists all 15 years...
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Photos: Duke Football’s ‘ACC Coastal Champions’ Rings Are Awesome

It’s hard to believe, but in the past year, Duke football won its half of the ACC and played in a prestigious postseason bowl game, while Duke basketball finished tied for third in the conference and lost in its first game of the NCAA Tournament. Now, oddly enough, on the day that freshman star Jabari Parker has made the decision to leave the Blue Devils for the NBA, the football...
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Taiwanese Animators Put Together Ridiculous “Meet The Bag Man” Clip About SEC Teams Paying Players

Earlier this month, Steven Godfrey, a senior reporter for SB Nation, put together an incredible expose of sorts that provided some insight into just how the “bag men” – aka the characters who slip college football players money when they need it – operate on-campus at some of the biggest sports schools in the country. Today, the guys over at NMA put together an animated version...
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Fan makes 'Royals' parody about Florida's superiority over FSU

Most college football fans know that Gatorade was invented on Florida’s campus – hence the name. But just in case, one woman has put together a parody of Lorde’s “Royals” that reminds Florida State supporters of that fact, along with plenty of others regarding Florida’s superiority (according to her) over the Seminoles. It’s one of the weirdest hate tracks we’ve even...
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Photo: Cincinnati Unveils Shiny Belk Bowl Ring

Though the Cincinnati Bearcats had a solid 2013 campaign, they did not win their Belk Bowl matchup against North Carolina last December. Regardless, they’ll be getting some shiny rings to celebrate their accomplishments. The coaching staff surprised the players this morning with the new hardware, which features the team’s logo and a heck of a lot of bling. #Bearcats players...
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Photo: Coach Cal Had Lunch With Bill Clinton, Talked Basketball

Kentucky coach John Calipari has some friends in very high places. The latest example? Coach Cal had lunch with former President of the United State Bill Clinton, who is said to be a fan of his new book, ‘Players First’. Clinton must have put aside his Arkansas fandom for a few hours. Had lunch with President @billclinton. Amazing two hours. Can’t thank him enough for his...
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Texas WR Jacorey Warrick Shows Shifty Moves In Practice Drill

Texas redshirt freshman Jacorey Warrick, one of the top wide receiver recruits in the nation a year ago, played sparingly last season. Judging by the below video, that will change in 2014. Warrick (No. 11) showed some incredibly shifty moves during a simple wideout vs. defensive back tackling drill earlier this week. Warrick used both a spin move and a side-step. Against players...
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Photo: Tulane Unveils New Helmets For 2014 Season

Update: It appears that these are the helmets that Tulane wore for its bowl game against Louisiana-Lafayette last season. Perhaps Johnson’s tweet signifies that the Green Wave will be wearing them for next season. Earlier: The 2013 season was a big one for Tulane – the Green Wave finished with a winning record for the first time since 2002, even reaching a bowl game. Thursday...
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Report: Louisville Signs 5-Year, $40-Million Deal With Adidas

Louisville has enjoyed unprecedented athletic success the past few years. It’s no surprise that adidas wants to make sure it locks up the Cardinals for the foreseeable future. ESPN’s Brett McMurphy is reporting that Louisville and adidas have agreed to a five-year, $40 million dollar deal that keeps the school with the apparel manufacturer through 2018-2019. Louisville signs...
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Photo: The Nebraska-@FauxPelini Love Affair Continues With This Amazing Huskers Hat Featuring A Cat

@FauxPelini may very well be the most successful Twitter parody account in sports at this point, especially after his real-life alter ego brought out a cat onto the field at Nebraska’s spring game. The Twitter account, school, and coach have been getting along very well for a few months now, but Nebraska won’t do something like…license baseball caps with the famous cat on the...
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Report: 7-Foot-5 New Mexico State Center Sim Bhullar Declares For NBA Draft

You may remember New Mexico State center Sim Bhullar from this year’s NCAA Tournament. At 7-foot-5, he’s extremely hard to miss on the court. Next season, fans may have to flip over to an NBA game to catch a glance of the massive Bhullar, as it is being reported that he will declare for the NBA draft. New Mexico State sophomore center Sim Bhullar is entering the NBA Draft, per...
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Photos: Illinois Athletics Goes Through Full Nike Rebrand, Including New Football And Basketball Uniforms

It’s a big day for orange Nike schools. This afternoon, Syracuse unveiled new football uniforms. Now, Illinois is going through a school-wide athletic department rebrand. Every Illinois team will get a new look, including the football and men’s basketball teams, whose uniforms leaked earlier today. New logo. New look. Same fight. All 19 @IlliniAthletics teams get an overhauled...
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