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Video: Michael Sam Gives An Emotional Speech After Winning Arthur Ashe Courage Award At ESPYs

In 1993, the ESPY Awards gave former N.C. State basketball coach Jim Valvano the first Arthur Ashe Courage Award, leading to the famous “Never Give Up” speech, one of the most famous in sports history. This year’s Arthur Ashe Courage Award was given to St. Louis Ram defensive end Michael Sam, who came out of the closet just months before the NFL Draft.  Sam has become an inspiration...
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Photos: The Iron Bowl Wins The ESPY For Best Game

With no major sports tonight, ESPN is holding its annual ESPY awards, and last season’s epic Iron Bowl took home the trophy for best game in all of sports. Auburn, represented by Gus Malzahn, Sammie Coates, Chris Davis, Tre Mason, and Ricardo Louis, accepted the award for the Iron Bowl. And the #ESPYS Best Game winner is … @AuburnTigers‘ crazy Iron Bowl victory! (Sorry, Tide...
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Video: Washington Football Released A Bane-Narrated Hype Video

The Washington Huskies look to be positioning themselves as the larger-than-life villains of the Pac-12…at least, that’s the feel that a recent official hype video gives off. The video uses audio of Tom Hardy’s “Bane” from The Dark Knight Rises.  Chris Petersen has come to major conference football not as a conqueror, but as a liberator, to free the people of Seattle...
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The 15 Types Of College Football Fans You’ll Meet In Your Lifetime

College football fans are the best…well, either that or they’re the worst. Their passion, their devotion and their pure love of the game is unmatched, and it’s often remarkable to see the lengths to which fans will go to support their schools. But while some people find these fans passionate, others find them crazy.  They come in all forms. There are fans who do everything...
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LSU’s Les Miles Downplays His Grass Eating Habit, ‘It’s Not A Casserole’

Sometimes, during the middle of a college football game he’s coaching, Les Miles will crouch to the ground, snap a couple of grass blades out of the field, and eat them.  “I have a little tradition that humbles me as a man, that lets me know that I’m a part of the field and part of the game,” Miles told the Associated Press in 2010. “You should have seen some games before...
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The Top 10 College Football Tailgating Scenes In The Country

Did Wisconsin make our list? College football is steeped in tradition and pageantry. Every program takes pride in its unique approach to the game day experience. And nothing encompasses the uniqueness of a college town and overall atmosphere better than its tailgating scene. The smell of the barbecue, the sound of the marching band, and the football-centric conversation permeates...
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Photo: Jameis Winston, Rashad Greene And P.J. Williams Check Out The New CFB National Championship Trophy At The ESPYS

Tonight are the ESPY Awards, ESPN’s annual awards show honoring the best in sports over the last year. One of the cool things at this year’s awards is that the College Football Playoff national championship trophy, which was unveiled on Monday, is at the show. Before the show, three players from the defending national champions – Florida State’s quarterback Jameis Winston...
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Report: Texas Was Prepared To Offer Nick Saban $100 Million, According To Paul Finebaum’s New Book

When news came out that Nick Saban’s new contract with Alabama would pay him around $6.9 million per year, ESPN television and radio personality Paul Finebaum was non-plussed by the nation-high figure. Perhaps, I have been on the Nick Saban’s beat for too long but my first reaction to the $6.9 million a year story was: Is that all? — Paul Finebaum (@finebaum) June 3, 2014...
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Arkansas’ Bret Bielema Takes A Shot At Missouri’s Gary Pinkel For Pace Of Play Comment

There might be a new SEC rivalry beginning to form.  Earlier today, Gary Pinkel spoke before a room of reporters at SEC Media Days in Hoover, Ala. The Missouri coach was asked about the idea that up-tempo offenses can cause injuries. Pinkel responded, saying, “I think that’s fiction.”  This afternoon, Arkansas’ Bret Bielema, a vocal supporter of the fast-offenses-resulting...
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Syracuse fan gets detailed Jim Boeheim tattoo

Jim Boeheim is everything to Syracuse basketball. The legendary coach arrived at Syracuse University in 1962 as a freshman basketball walk-on, and has never left, turning SU from a strong regional program in Central New York into a true national power. It is no surprise that Syracuse fans have a strong attachment to Boeheim. One fan loves the legendary coach so much, that he put...
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Video: Indiana’s Yogi Ferrell Wears A GoPro Through An Intense Team Workout

Indiana basketball had a disappointing 2013-14 season. Just a year after earning a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament, the Hoosiers went 17-15 and finished ninth in the Big Ten. With serious pressure to bounce back this season on their shoulders, the Hoosiers are putting in hard work this summer. The team participated in an intense team workout in a field off-campus, flipping tires...
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LSU RB Terrence Magee Is Fine Not Getting Paid, Says Scholarship And Education Is Enough For Him

The pay-to-play debate in collegiate athletics hasn’t had too much of a presence at this week’s SEC Media Days.  LSU running back Terrence Magee was asked about it this afternoon, though, and he has an opinion on the subject that likely differs quite a bit from many of his teammates and fellow college football players.  LSU RB Terrance Magee: “The opportunity to play football...
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This Epic 9-Minute Alabama Hype Video Will Get Crimson Tide Fans Pumped For Redemption In 2014

The end of Alabama’s 2013 season – which included back-to-back losses to Auburn and Oklahoma – was not what Crimson Tide fans have come to expect from their iconic program. Head coach Nick Saban will have a difficult task in front of him – to convince his players to put the past behind them and focus on 2014 – the first year of the College Football Playoff. One Crimson...
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Les Miles Compares Leonard Fournette To Michael Jordan, Says He Has “Quiet Confidence”

LSU loses a lot from last year’s team on the offensive side of the ball, but the Tigers gain true freshman running back Leonard Fournette, one of the top ranked incoming freshmen in the nation, and expectations are very high. At SEC Media Days, Les Miles is doing nothing to temper those expectations, and during his press conference, made what is probably the ultimate athlete comparison...
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LSU Coach Les Miles On 2014 Season: “I Like Us, And I Like Us In Every Game”

There aren’t many college football fans – well, at least outside of Baton Rouge – who are giving the LSU Tigers much of a chance this year in the SEC West, much less the SEC, given how much talent the program lost after last season. But Tigers head coach Les Miles made quite a statement today towards the end of his opening speech at SEC Media Days. He thinks LSU is going to...
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LSU’s Terrence Magee Says Leonard Fournette Will Be One Of The Greatest Players In Program History

Leonard Fournette arrived in Baton Rouge, La. as the No. 1 running back and one of the top-five players in 2014 class. When it comes to extremely hyped-up recruits, Fournette is near the top of the list.  If the talented tailback doesn’t end up being one of the best players in LSU history, his career will likely–and unfairly–be viewed as a disappointment.  Don’t worry,...
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Photo: Houston’s New Field Turf Features The City’s Skyline, Team Logo In End Zones

Everyone’s releasing new turf designs today. Earlier, Notre Dame unveiled the design for its much-discussed turf, which replaces natural grass for the first time in program history. How, the AAC’s Houston Cougars have released what their field will look like, and it has some cool flourishes. It’s New Turf Design Wednesday, as Houston also has a new design for the turf at TDECU...
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Brandon Harris, Leonard Fournette Have Been Leading Group Of LSU Freshmen In Voluntary Late-Night Workouts

Not much is often expected of true freshmen in the college football world. They’re supposed to come into a program, listen to their coaches and the upperclassmen, and, maybe, have a minimal impact on the field.  There are, of course, exceptions to the rule. LSUs’ 2014 freshman class is an exception to the rule.  A group of freshmen, led by quarterback Brandon Harris, running...
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LSU’s Les Miles Does Not Miss Former SEC Star QBs Johnny Manziel, A.J. McCarron, Or Aaron Murray

The Southeastern Conference might be lacking a little bit of star power at the beginning of the 2014 season.  Gone are three quarterbacks that have been staples of the most dominant league in college football. Texas A&M’s Johnny Manziel, Alabama’s A.J. McCarron, and Georgia’s Aaron Murray have all departed from their schools, and are now in the NFL.  Some fans likely...
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Video: Boston Sports Radio Hosts Call Erin Andrews A “Gutless ******** And A “Bimbo”

Instagram/Erin Andrews Fox Sports sideline reporter Erin Andrews has always been a lightning rod for controversy, for a number of reasons that’ll take too long to get into here. But we’re not sure that she really deserves the over-the-top lashing she got this morning on Boston radio program The Dennis and Callahan Morning Show. One of the show’s co-hosts, Kirk Minihane, was...
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Sketch: Notre Dame’s New FieldTurf Field Will Have Shamrocks At The 35-Yard Lines

Earlier this offseason, it was announced that Notre Dame, one of the most iconic brands in college football, would be debuting a brand new FieldTurf surface at the school’s football stadium for the first time. Wednesday, we’ve got our first glance at exactly what it’ll look like once completed. The school released a sketch of the new field, which will be completed before the...
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CFB Playoff Executive Director Says Auburn-Alabama Would’ve Met Last Season In Semifinal If Playoff Existed

If the College Football Playoff had existed last season, we could’ve gotten an Iron Bowl Part Two.  Bill Hancock, the executive director of the College Football Playoff committee, is currently at SEC Media Days, walking reporters through various scenarios, explaining how teams will get picked for bowl games and the two semifinal contests.  The most intriguing part of the nearly...
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Alabama And USC Will Meet In The Cowboys Classic At Arlington Stadium In 2016

College football may already have its marquee non-conference game of the 2016 season. USC athletics announced on its Twitter account that the Trojans will take on Alabama at the Cowboys Classic in Arlington Stadium in Arlington, Texas, marking the first time that the two teams will play since 1985. The news was then confirmed by ESPN’s Brett McMurphy and Alabama football’s Twitter...
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The SEC Network Will Have A Weekly Show Featuring Coaches Breaking Down Film

If you could sit in on an SEC coach’s film session, whose would you choose?  Nick Saban breaking down how Alabama will stop Auburn’s offense? Guz Malzahn attempting to find the holes in the Crimson Tide’s defense? Kevin Sumlin trying to figure out how his offense can operate most efficiently without Johnny Manziel? Thanks to the SEC Network’s new line of programming, you...
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Missouri QB Maty Mauk Calls Johnny Manziel The Greatest College Football Player Of All Time

Missouri quarterback Maty Mauk is a big fan of former Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel. At his appearance at SEC Media Days today, Mauk said that he watches Johnny Football’s college film all the time, which isn’t surprising, since the two are both undersized quarterbacks with a flair for the dramatic that play in up-tempo offenses. Mauk also heaped a gigantic piece onto...
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