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Houston Texans WRs call out writer for 'unprofessional' tweet about Jadeveon Clowney

A John McClain tweet caused Houston Texans wide receivers DeAndre Hopkins and Cecil Shorts III to come to the defense of teammate Jadeveon Clowney this afternoon. It all started with a John McClain tweet where the longtime Houston Chronicle writer took a heavy shot at the oft-injured Clowney for refusing to speak with reporters. Clowney refused to do interview as he was walking...
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August 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Netflix’s ‘Last Chance U’ Gets Picked Up For Season 2

Netflix’s Last Chance U will be back next summer. Last Chance U, a six-episode documentary on East Mississippi Community College’s football team, was released on Netflix earlier this summer. Though it’s only been on Netflix for roughly a month, it’s already been greenlit for another season. Yahoo! Sports has reported that Last Chance U will get a second season that...
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August 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Tennessee Fans Vote For Florida As 2016’s Checkerboard Game

Tennessee’s “Checkerboard Neyland” game in 2016 will be against one of the Vols’ biggest rivals. Fans voted to “checkerboard” legendary Neyland Stadium for the team’s Sept. 24 contest against Florida. According to CheckerNeyland.com, it was a close vote. Fans picked the Gators over the Oct. 15 game against Alabama by a slim 1,867-1,831 margin. Tennessee is 0-2 all...
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August 16, 2016  |  Discuss

4-Star LB/S Hamsah Nasirildeen Announces Commitment To South Carolina

Hamsah Nasirildeen announced a top four of Alabama, Florida, Florida State, and South Carolina back on July 21. South Carolina may have looked like the underdog in the recruitment, but the Gamecocks just landed the four-star linebacker/safety out of Concord, North Carolina. He made the announcement via Twitter, tweeting a picture with new head coach Will Muschamp and members of...
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August 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Braxton Miller Made A Ridiculous 1-Handed Catch At Practice Today

Braxton Miller’s NFL preseason debut was a good one. The former Ohio State star caught four passes for 34 yards, including this awesome catch by the sideline. Braxton Miller continued to show out at Houston’s practice today. The Texans’ third-round pick made this ridiculous one-handed catch at practice. Check it out: The #Texans got back to work today. See for yourself. ...
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August 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Potential Big 12 School Makes Embarrassing Spelling Error In Pitch Material

An embarrassing USF spelling error is making the rounds on Twitter today, as the university prepares to state its case to join the Big 12. This afternoon, Tampa Bay Times reporter Joey Knight tweeted out a computer screenshot of USF’s Big 12 promotional materials. The school is one of 18 reported candidates looking to join the expanding conference. BREAKING: #USF has prepared...
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August 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Ellen DeGeneres’ “Racist” Usain Bolt Tweet Causes Outcry On Twitter

Ellen DeGeneres’ “racist” Usain Bolt tweet became a scandal just as fast as the gold medalist can run. The daytime show host became the latest celebrity put onto the hot seat for Twitter controversy on Monday. Ellen DeGeneres’ “racist” Usain Bolt tweet contained a photoshopped version of the image of the sprinter’s hilarious smile, taken when he led the men’s...
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LSU RB Leonard Fournette In Walking Boot After Spraining Ankle

Leonard Fournette was in a walking boot at LSU practice today after spraining his ankle in the team’s most recent scrimmage, head coach Les Miles revealed. LSU has dealt with multiple serious injuries already during training camp, but losing Leonard Fournette would be a death blow. Fortunately, Miles indicated the ankle sprain isn’t a bad one, though he’s unsure when Fournette...
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August 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Video: Irish Boxer Michael Conlan Blasts Olympic Judges, ‘They’re F—ing Cheats’

Michael Conlan, an Irish boxer, went on a profanity-laced rant following his quarterfinals loss in the Olympics’ 56kg competition today. Michael Conlan, 24, blasted the judges in his match against Russia’s Vladimir Nikitin, who defeated him, 3-0. In an interview with Ireland’s RTE, Conlan lashed out, saying the AIBA (International Boxing Association) are “f—ing cheats...
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J.A. Adande Leaving ESPN To Teach At Northwestern

J.A. Adande is heading back to his alma mater. J.A. Adande, 45, announced on Twitter this afternoon that he has accepted a full-time position at Northwestern, where he studied journalism. Adande, an ESPN reporter and frequent panelist on Around The Horn, will be re-locating to Chicago. He will be the director of Northwestern’s new sports journalism program at the Medill School...
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August 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Here Are The 20 Most Difficult Schedules In The Country, Per ESPN’s FPI

A successful college football season depends on more than just the team’s players and coaches. A team needs a schedule that works in its favor. Teams with college football’s most difficult schedules have a harder time achieving their goals, regardless of the team’s talent. On the other hand, a team needs a fairly difficult schedule in order to have a resume good enough...
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August 16, 2016  |  Discuss

ESPN Releases SEC Football Power Rankings

ESPN has released its preseason power rankings. Which team does ESPN have at the top of the SEC heading into the fall? The reigning national champions, of course. Alabama, which holds the No. 1 spot in the Coaches’ Poll, is No. 1 in ESPN’s preseason power rankings for the conference, too. From ESPN: Look who’s back on top. Yes, the Crimson Tide had seven players picked in...
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August 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Former Butler Player Joel Cornette Passes Away At 35

Joel Cornette, a four-year basketball letterwinner at Butler University from 1999-2003, has tragically passed away at age 35. According to a statement from the family of Joel Cornette, his death was from natural causes. Sad news to share… pic.twitter.com/txiGTvW6zq — Butler Basketball (@ButlerMBB) August 16, 2016 The 6-foot-10 Cornette played in all 128 games (97 starts) in...
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ESPN Releases Big Ten Power Rankings

ESPN has released its power rankings ahead of the 2016 college football season. Which team does ESPN have at the top of the Big Ten conference heading into the fall? Not That Team Up North. Ohio State – not Michigan – is No. 1 in ESPN’s preseason Big Ten power rankings. From ESPN: Yes, the Buckeyes have only six returning starters. But they have the best quarterback in the...
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August 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Will Claye Proposed To His Girlfriend, Queen Harrison, After Winning Silver Medal

Will Claye had a pretty great day today. Will Claye, a United States’ triple jumper, just won a silver medal at the Summer Olympics in Rio. Claye’s collegiate teammate, Christian Taylor, won the gold. Winning silver probably wasn’t the highlight of Claye’s day, though. What happened afterwards was. The 25-year-old track star, who attended the University of Florida, proposed...
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August 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Kendall Sheffield, Former 5-Star Cornerback, Reportedly Transferring From Alabama

Kendall Sheffield, a former five-star cornerback, is reportedly transferring from Alabama’s football program. Kendall Sheffield, a top recruit in the 2015 class, has decided to leave the Crimson Tide’s program, according to a report by Touchdown Alabama. The 6-foot, 185-pound prospect had missed a couple of Alabama’s recent practices and many had started to wonder if he was...
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America’s Top 25 College Football Towns

The 2016 college football season is rapidly approaching. Which campuses are you going to be visiting this fall? In anticipation of the start of the ’16 season, we’ve ranked the top 25 college football towns in America. These are towns that everyone, regardless of your fandom, should visit at least once. Here are the top 25 college football towns in the country. America’s Top...
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August 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Sports Illustrated Unveils Olympics-Themed Cover For This Week’s Issue

Sports Illustrated’s cover for its upcoming issue will be Olympics-themed. SI unveiled today the cover for this week’s issue and it features the following United States Olympians: Katie Ledecky, Michael Phelps and Simone Biles. Check it out: This week’s cover of @SInow features @Simone_Biles, @katieledecky and @MichaelPhelps: pic.twitter.com/G3EfunBf3P — Richard Deitsch...
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August 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Announces It’ll Wear These Awesome Throwbacks This Season

Pittsburgh’s football program will be wearing one of the best uniforms in college football this season. Pittsburgh announced today that they’ll be wearing throwback uniforms for its homecoming game in October. The Panthers will wear these uniforms that honor the program’s glory days on Oct. 8. A proud past. A brighter future.#Pitt throwback jerseys return. Homecoming. 10...
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August 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Ohio State Football Releases Highlights Of Its Rookies’ First NFL Preseason Action

Ohio State football’s rookie class looks like it could be a great one. The Buckeyes have 10-plus first-year players in the NFL and many of those players saw their first professional action over the weekend, with the preseason kicking off. It was an impressive Week 1 of the preseason for most of these Ohio State rookies. OSU has released a video highlighting all of the big plays...
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August 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Bahamas’ Shaunae Miller Dives Across Finish Line To Beat USA’s Allyson Felix In 400-Meters

Shaunae Miller, Allyson Felix and some controversy. That was what was on the docket in the women’s 400-meters in Rio Monday night. Miller, from The Bahamas, edged out Felix by diving across the finish line to secure victory. Her winning time of 49.44 was .07 seconds quicker than Felix’s 49.51. Another vantage point on Shaunae Miller’s dive to win the 400 meter gold (@GettySport...
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August 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Video: Jim Harbaugh Storms Out Of Press Conference After Questions Regarding Suspensions

Jim Harbaugh put an abrupt end to his press conference this afternoon after taking exception to reporters’ questions regarding player suspensions. Michigan recently took its team picture sans true freshmen Kareem Walker and Ahmir Mitchell and redshirt frosh Shelton Johnson. Jim Harbaugh was asked about the three missing players today and said that while all are still with the...
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August 15, 2016  |  Discuss

In Photos: Here’s Every Gold Medal The United States Has Won So Far

U.S. gold medals? There has been no shortage of them so far during the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio. With less than a week to go in the games, America unsurprisingly sits on top of the medal count. The U.S. has won 72 medals, 26 more than second-place China. Of those 72, 26 are gold. IMPORTANT: If the Pac-12 were its own country, today we’d be 4th in the @Olympic medal count....
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August 15, 2016  |  Discuss

FOX Sports’ Stewart Mandel Releases SEC Standings Predictions

SEC standings are always a hot topic around college football prediction season, which we currently find ourselves in the dead middle of. FOX Sports college football analyst Stewart Mandel released his full record predictions for all 14 of the league’s teams. The two division champions probably won’t surprise many, but Mandel does go out on a limb in a few ways here. He is very...
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August 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Listen: CBS Sports’ Dennis Dodd Doesn’t Think Jim Harbaugh Is A Michigan “Lifer”

Jim Harbaugh has been wildly successful at every level of football thus far in his career, but he’s also moved quite a bit. He took the job at FCS San Diego in 2004, and went 29-6 in three seasons, went 29-21 in four years at Stanford, turning the program into a Pac-12 power, and took the San Francisco 49ers to a Super Bowl and two additional NFC Championships in four years. It...
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August 15, 2016  |  Discuss
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