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Sporting News Releases Preseason Top 25 For 2016 College Football Season

We have another college football preseason top 25 to analyze. With the spring season basically over, Sporting News has put out their preseason top 25 for the 2016 season. Who is No. 1? The team that has won four national championships since 2009 – Alabama. Many might have Clemson in the top spot, but SN says that the Crimson Tide deserve it until someone “de-thrones” them....
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3-Star CB D.J. Brown Announces Penn State Commitment

Fairburn (Ga.) Creekside three-star cornerback D.J. Brown has committed to Penn State, he announced on Twitter this evening.  #WeAre pic.twitter.com/eJ2fwCc7mG — DJ Brown 1️⃣ (@MoneyBrown1_) April 26, 2016 The 5-foot-11, 175-pound Brown is the No. 87 cornerback in the 2017 class according to 247Sports’ Composite Rankings. 
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Photos: Clemson QB Deshaun Watson Was A Clue On Jeopardy Tonight

Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson was the 2015 ACC Player of the Year, a Heisman finalist, and the winner of the Davey O’Brien, Archie Griffin and Manning Awards. When you have a run like that, you become pretty famous.  In Watson’s case, your notoriety earns you an appearance as a clue on Jeopardy. Tonight, contestants on the popular game show were given the “Davey O’Brien...
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Video: Josh Dobbs Gives Heartwarming Surprise To Boy With Inoperable Brain Tumor

Tennessee quarterback Josh Dobbs is known for being a fan-favorite, and for his accessibility for the Vol supporters that love him. So maybe it isn’t that shocking to see what Dobbs did over the weekend. In conjunction with Special Spaces of Knoxville, Dobbs gave 5-year-old Tennessee fan A.J. Cucksey the surprise of a lifetime. Cucksey, who is stricken with an inoperable brain...
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Tyler Ulis Named Male Athlete Of The Year At 2016 CATSPYs

Kentucky point guard Tyler Ulis had an incredible sophomore campaign, earning SEC Player of the Year and consensus All-American honors.  Tonight, Ulis added one more accolade to his list. He was named Male Athlete of the Year at the 2016 CATSPY Awards.  SEC Player of the Year. Cousy Award. Consensus 1st-team All-American. Now #CATSPYS2016 Male Athlete of the Year. pic.twitter...
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Louisville Offers 4-Star Kentucky QB Commit Mac Jones

Jacksonville (Fla.) The Bolles School four-star quarterback Mac Jones has been committed to Kentucky since July 2015, but that hasn’t stopped other schools from pursuing him.  Two weeks ago, Alabama offered Jones. Tonight, it was Kentucky’s biggest rival, Louisville, doing the honors.  Just received an offer from University of Louisville! #GoCards #ACC pic.twitter.com/IoS6gnVMx2...
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Photos: Ex-Kentucky Star Trey Lyles Back In Lexington For 2016 CATSPYS

Tonight is the annual CATSPY Awards at Kentucky, honoring Wildcat athletes for the 2015-16 school year. Sometimes the CATSPYs also bring former ‘Cats back to town. That’s the case with former Kentucky forward Trey Lyles. Lyles played for the 2014-15 UK team that started 38-0 before becoming a lottery pick of the Utah Jazz.  John Calipari posted a picture with Lyles, and the...
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Lipscomb Guard Talbott Denny Announces Transfer To Hometown Arizona For Final Season

After sitting out 2015-16 due to injury, Lipscomb guard Talbott Denny will be having a homecoming for his final collegiate season. The 6-foot-6 Tucson native announced on Twitter that he will transfer to Arizona for his final year. Happy to announce I’m coming home for my 5th year. Officially signing with Arizona. — Talbott Denny (@TalbottDenny) April 25, 2016 Denny is not...
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Photo: Roy Williams Re-Unites With Tyler Hansbrough Before Tonight’s Playoff Game

The Charlotte Hornets are hosting the Miami Heat tonight in Game 4 of their Eastern Conference first round playoff series. The Hornets need the win to tie the series up at 2-2. Before tip, UNC head coach Roy Williams met up with his former star, Tyler Hansbrough, a bench player for Charlotte. It looked just like old times on the bench in Chapel Hill.  Tarheels and a pregame pep...
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Report: No player at February's NFL Combine failed drug test

Virtually every year during the NFL Draft process, a few high-profile prospects fail drug tests from February’s combine. That is, until 2016. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, not one player tested positive at this year’s event in Indianapolis, something that is almost unprecedented. For the first time in recent memory, NFL has notified all 32 teams that no player tested...
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Photo: Jahlil Okafor Posts Tribute To Friendship With Tyus Jones As Motivation Monday

Jahlil Okafor and Tyus Jones helped lead Duke to the 2015 NCAA Tournament title, but they’ve been friends long before they teamed up for the Blue Devils. Okafor shared a tribute to Jones, his childhood friend, on Instagram today. He talked about the journey the two of them have shared as part of #MotivationMonday.    Started off in 3rd grade as competitors, as freshmen in...
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Video: Mike Golic Wears Notre Dame Football Helmet And Pads While Learning To Fence

Mike Golic took no chances while learning to fence this weekend. Rather than wearing the sport’s normal protective attire, he went with a Notre Dame jersey over shoulder pads and a helmet. We probably should’ve expected nothing less from Golic, who is as big a supporters of his alma mater as there is. Golic donned a @NotreDame jersey and helmet to learn how to fence...
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Jets, Cornhuskers have some fun with each other on Twitter

When team accounts engage in friendly banter on Twitter, things usually become pretty entertaining. That’s what happened with Monday afternoon’s back-and-forth between Nebraska football and the New York Jets. It all started when Nebraska posted this “Huskers in the NFL” tweet and didn’t include an updated photo of New York Jets wide receiver Quincy Enunwa. You can see...
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Baylor’s Shawn Oakman Accused Of Assault By Ex-Girlfriend In 2013 According To Police Report

Earlier this month, Baylor defensive end Shawn Oakman was accused of sexually assaulting a woman after meeting her at a bar. Now, according to a police report obtained by Orangebloods writer Alex Dunlap, it appears that it isn’t the first case of domestic violence that Oakman has been involved in since joining the Bears program. In 2013, an ex-girlfriend accused Oakman of shoving...
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Quiz: How Well Do You Know College Football Helmets

A lot of people consider themselves college football experts. Only the biggest fans will be able to score 10/10 on this helmets quiz. Do you have what it takes? Find out! 
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Photo: Jalen Ramsey Face-Swapped Himself Into Deion Sanders’ Famous Draft Day Pick

Face-swapping, or putting your face in place of another person’s in a video or picture, is a big trend on social media. Florida State defensive back Jalen Ramsey got in on the act today, three days before he’ll be selected very early in the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft. Ramsey face-swapped himself into Seminole legend Deion Sanders’ iconic draft day photo from 1989, which...
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Photo: Michigan’s Jay Harbaugh Re-Creates Drake’s “Views From The 6″ Cover At Michigan Stadium

Last night, Drake released the cover art for his upcoming album “Views From The 6.” It features a photo-shopped image of the rapper sitting atop the famous CN Tower in his home city of Toronto.  To the city I love and the people in it…Thank you for everything #VIEWS pic.twitter.com/HEXHNwrWwd — Drizzy (@Drake) April 25, 2016 This afternoon, Michigan tight ends coach Jay...
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Report: Mike Tirico Leaving ESPN For NBC

According to a report by Sports Business Daily, top ESPN broadcaster Mike Tirico will leave the company after 25 years, including a decade at the helm of Monday Night Football, to join NBC.  SBD: Mike Tirico is leaving ESPN for NBC. https://t.co/lJ6rKI3P3g — John Ourand (@Ourand_SBJ) April 25, 2016 This potential move is very interesting, considering Al Michaels is on contract...
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Eastern Michigan Faculty, Students Call For Football To Drop From Division I

Twitter/@EMUFB Eastern Michigan football has not finished .500 since 2011 (6-6), with a winning record since 1989, and has gone without a bowl berth since 1987, when the 10-2 Hurons won the California Bowl against San Jose State. Clearly, EMU is a difficult place to build a successful football program, even when rivals Central Michigan and Western Michigan have had solid programs...
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Kansas State’s Bill Synder Has Joined Twitter

If there is one college football coach that you’d guess would never join Twitter, it’d probably be longtime Kansas State head coach Bill Snyder. Not even the 76-year old Snyder could resist the social network forever, though. Today, he…or more likely, a Kansas State staffer…launched his official Twitter account: @CoachBillSnyder. So very proud of the young men in our program...
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4-Star Safety Hamsah Nasirildeen Has A Star-Studded Top 5 Schools List

Hamsah Nasirildeen, a four-star safety/outside linebacker from North Carolina, has five schools that stick out in his recruitment, and the list is pretty impressive. According to 247Sports, his coach revealed the full group, which consists of ACC and SEC power programs. Concord (N.C.) High School safety Hamsah Nasirildeen has five schools out front. According to his coach, the 6...
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Check Out This Cool “Paint Splatter” Ole Miss Custom Helmet

We’ve seen a ton of various designs and ideas used with concept and custom helmets, but Home Grown Helmets may have just taken the lid off of a new possibility. With his new Ole Miss custom lid, he used a cool paint splatter design, which is definitely unique. We don’t think we’ve seen a helmet quite like this. What do you think of the design, Ole Miss fans?   Made a...
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This Alabama Concept Helmet Is Pretty Cool, And Very Different

Alabama rarely veers from its classic look, and for good reason. The Crimson Tide have had pretty much unprecedented success with it, and have built an excellent brand. Still, it can be fun to imagine what could happen if Alabama wanted to mix it up a bit. Using the houndstooth pattern made famous by legendary coach Paul “Bear” Bryant, Next Gen Uniforms designed a very cool...
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Appeals Court Reinstates NFL’s 4-Game Suspension Of Tom Brady Over “Deflategate”

If you thought “deflategate” was over when Tom Brady’s suspension was overturned ahead of the 2015-16 NFL season, you were sadly mistaken. Today, a U.S. Appeals Court ruled to reinstate the four-game suspension, which will be served this coming season. JUST IN: U.S. appeals court reinstates Tom Brady’s #Deflategate suspension – @AaronKatersky pic.twitter.com/WNHgKTuzs0...
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Bobby Knight Will Campaign With Donald Trump In Indianapolis On Wednesday

Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump will be campaigning in Indiana this week, and he’ll have a famous face at his rally Wednesday in Indianapolis: legendary former Indiana head coach Bobby Knight. Trump’s campaign announced Knight’s schedule appearance today, after the businessman publicly sought his endorsement over the weekend. Note special guest: Bobby Knight...
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