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Video: ESPN Releases ‘Game Of The Week’ Promo For Stanford-USC

ESPN’s College GameDay is headed to Los Angeles this week as Stanford, fresh off a win against Oregon, is setto take on the USC Trojans. USC has been heating up as of late, and has cruised to three dominating victories in as many weeks. The Pac-12 race is still wide open, and this game could play a significant role in deciding who makes the conference championship game. Today,...
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November 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Minnesota Reveals Home Intro Video For 2013-14 Basketball Season

Nothing gets the home crowd pumped up like a good hype video. Schools across the country have really upped their digital media game over the past few years, and now it seems like we see fantastic video productions every day. Today, the University of Minnesota revealed its home intro video for basketball season, which will be played before each game at Williams Arena:
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November 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Florida State, Oregon State, Nevada, New Mexico Unveil New Turquoise “N7″ Basketball Uniforms

Later this month, four big-time college basketball programs (Florida State, Oregon State, Nevada, New Mexico) will be debuting new turquoise “Nike N7″ uniforms to honor Native American culture. The goal of the campaign, which will only run one game per school, is to raise awareness for Native Americans in sport. According to Nike, the turquoise color scheme promotes “friendship...
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November 12, 2013  |  Discuss

25 Reasons Why College Basketball Is Better Than The NBA

College basketball season officially tipped off this past Friday, but tonight marks the first time we’ll see Top-10 teams (Kentucky vs. Michigan State, Kansas vs. Duke) square off. To celebrate, we thought we’d make a list of 25 reasons why college hoops is so much better than the NBA. Without further ado: 25. Traveling is actually called: Pretty self-explanatory.  24. Each...
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November 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Video: Two Sweet Old Ladies Were Chugging Rockstar During Late Wichita State Game, One Hated It

Today is the day of ESPN’s annual College Basketball Tip-Off Marathon — it’s a great event each year in which the network broadcasts 24 hours straight of live college basketball action. Naturally, this means that several teams have to sign up to play at ridiculous hours of the night, and fans are going to have to show some real dedication if they want to support their team...
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November 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Photo: Stanford And “Bringham Young” Are Currently Squaring Off On The Hardwood, Apparently

Stanford is a school that, despite its very successful athletics programs, is known first and foremost for its stellar academics (which is a great thing, by the way). However, the school had an “oops” moment tonight when it came to spelling — on the parking passes for the basketball game at Maples Pavilion, Stanford was apparently set to square off against “Bringham Young...
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November 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Louisville WBB Coach Jeff Walz Is Buying 2500 Beers For Fans At Game vs. LSU On Thursday

In the past week, women’s college basketball teams have taken marketing and promotions to a whole new, awesome level. Last week, Kansas State decided to give away free bacon to students who attended the Wildcats season opener against Tennessee State. That giveaway sparked some interest, but you know what college kids like even more than bacon? Beer.  Louisville women’s basketball...
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November 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Ohio State’s Evan Spencer Issues Statement On Twitter: “I Should Have Chosen My Words More Wisely”

Earlier today, Ohio State wide receiver Evan Spencer ruffled a few feathers when he told reporters that the Buckeyes would “wipe the field” with Alabama or “whoever” else his team lined up against. Not surprisingly, the quote got some serious play. Tonight, Spencer has issued a statement on Twitter regarding the matter – he wants it to be known that he didn’t mean to...
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Katherine Webb Thinks Voters And Analysts Need To Read The Definition Of ‘Heisman’

Katherine Webb knows a thing or two about good football — she has seen her boyfriend, AJ McCarron, excel on the biggest stage in college football and come out victorious, and she also covered the Super Bowl for Inside Edition. Now, she’s seen enough to start campaigning for McCarron to win the Heisman Trophy. Earlier today, Dee Dee Bonner, McCarron’s mother, tweeted out a link...
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November 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Photo: Western Kentucky Is Breaking Out New Basketball Uniforms vs. Wichita State

Western Kentucky is going to get some national television exposure tonight against the Wichita State Shockers. Sure, the game won’t be until 1:00 AM on the East Coast, but it never hurts to get on ESPN2. For the big matchup, the Hilltoppers are breaking out new uniforms that they just unveiled on Twitter: A look at our new red uniforms we are breaking out for the game on ESPN2...
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November 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Vanderbilt Watched This Motivational Video Before Destroying Florida

Vanderbilt’s players apparently listen very, very well. The Commodores watched the below motivational video this past Friday night before taking on Florida at Noon on Saturday. The main message of the clip? “We Will Win This Game.” Vandy went out and dropped the Gators, 34-17, to move to 5-4 on the season. Perhaps they should try this every week.
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November 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Photo: Rutgers To Wear American Flag-Themed Helmets For Military Appreciation Day

Rutgers has been one of the trendiest teams in the nation this year, showcasing a variety of special helmets on the gridiron. This week vs. Cincinnati, the Scarlet Knights will be wearing an American flag-themed helmet for Military Appreciation Day: #RFootball will be wearing these helmets in honor of Military Appreciation Day on Saturday at The Point. #ChopCincy pic.twitter.com...
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November 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Video: Kevin Ware Says He Made A Bet With Kobe Bryant, Won

Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant better be ready to pay up – the NBA superstar lost a bet with Louisville forward Kevin Ware regarding which player would be back on the court first after both suffered serious injuries earlier this year. Ware, if you remember, broke his leg during the Cardinals’ NCAA tournament game against Duke. Bryant tore his Achilles tendon in April playing...
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November 11, 2013  |  Discuss

New AP College Basketball Poll Released: Ohio State And Florida Swap Spots

Andrew Wiggins will have his first chance to really shine in college basketball against Duke. The new college basketball season is under way and the first poll of the regular season was released on Monday. Most teams in the Top 25 won their opening games of the season, so there wasn’t much significant change from the preseason rankings. There is definitely potential for shakeup...
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November 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Photo: USF Unveils American Flag Themed Helmets For Veterans Day

This past weekend, we saw numerous college football teams debut USA-themed helmets and uniforms to celebrate Veterans Day. South Florida announced this afternoon on Twitter that it’d be joining the movement, albeit a week later. Check out the new American flag helmet the Bulls will don this upcoming Saturday against Memphis. Thank You to all veterans. Bulls will wear these helmets...
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November 11, 2013  |  Discuss

A Day In The Life Of Alabama Head Football Coach Nick Saban

RammaJammaYellaHamma/wikimedia Nick Saban simply can’t be beat. Saturday, Saban and his Crimson Tide won their toughest (supposedly) game of the season, pounding LSU for a 38-17 victory. For the fans of teams that need Alabama to lose, things aren’t looking up. The Tide appear to be getting stronger as the season goes on, thanks mostly to their fierce leader, Nick Saban. But...
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November 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Ohio State WR Believes Buckeyes Would “Wipe The Floor” With Both Alabama And Florida State

The Ohio State Buckeyes are certainly not lacking confidence right now. They have moved up to third in the most recent BCS standings, and Urban Meyer has gone on the record saying that he believes his team should be ranked second right now behind only the Crimson Tide. While it remains to be seen if they will actually get a shot to play for the national title (they need one of the...
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November 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Urban Meyer Says He’s Been Voting Ohio State Second In The Coaches’ Poll All Year

The USA Today Coaches’ Poll has always been a controversial topic in the BCS discussion. The coaches play a small but still significant role in determining which teams should square off in the BCS National Championship Game, but many question the fairness of including people who clearly have an interesting in promoting their own teams. Ohio State is currently ranked third in the...
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November 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Even Brady Hoke’s Wife And Daughter Are Questioning His Coaching Right Now

To say that the Michigan Wolverines are struggling right now would be a major understatement, The team has lost three of its last four games and has rushed for -69 yards in the last two against Michigan State and Nebraska, respectively. With the offense struggling, head coach Brady Hoke is feeling the heat from Wolverines fans. Facing doubt from fans is nothing new for coaches, but...
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November 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Video: Florida State Has Already Received, Celebrated With ACC Atlantic Trophy

It’s fair to assume, at this point, that the Florida State Seminoles have not achieved what they’re ultimately capable of this season. The Noles sit at No. 2 in the BCS standings, and assuming they don’t lose a game the rest of the season, the team should find itself playing for the ultimate prize on January 6th – a BCS National Championship. But the first step towards that...
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November 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Video: Ohio State Basketball Has A Cool New Intro Video For 2013-14 Home Games

The Ohio State Buckeyes have a lot to look forward to this year on the basketball court. After winning another Big Ten tournament title and making an Elite Eight run in the NCAA tournament last season, fans have been hyped for the start of basketball yet again. This past Saturday vs. Morgan Sate, Ohio State unveiled a new home intro video featuring the team and the Buckeye Nuthouse...
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November 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Photo: Louisville Teasing New All-Black Uniforms, Helmets On Twitter?

Perhaps Louisville has come up with a good strategy for figuring out how fans will react to new uniforms – by just simply asking them. The Cardinals’ Twitter account posted a photo of what appear to be new all-black uniforms and helmets. It’s hard to make out the logo on the lid because of the glare, but it looks like a black-on-red version of the schools’ logo. What do...
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November 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Tom Izzo On Kentucky: More Talent Than NBA Teams, “7 First-Round Picks On This Team Right Now”

Both John Calipari and Tom Izzo are doing their best to talk up their opponents before tomorrow’s big Kentucky-Michigan State showdown. Last week, Calipari talked about the game “is not fair” to the Wildcats because of how inexperienced they are compared to the Spartans, and today Izzo is praising the wildly abundant talent that UK possesses. Izzo expressed that the current...
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November 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Charlie Strong Thinks Louisville “Could Play” With Alabama

Louisville would have needed an undefeated record and a great deal of help to have a chance at reaching the BCS National Championship Game this season. The Cardinals’ loss to UCF earlier this season coupled with their perceived weak schedule has the team sitting at No. 20 in the BCS standings – a far cry from No. 2. But coach Charlie Strong, when asked, still doesn’t think...
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November 11, 2013  |  Discuss

ACC Defends Controversial Targeting Ejection Of Notre Dame’s Stephon Tuitt As Correct Call

Notre Dame suffered its third loss of the season this weekend against Pittsburgh at Heinz Field, 28-21. The Irish played most of the game without star defensive end Stephon Tuitt, who was ejected early in the game on a rather controversial targeting call. Here’s a clip of the hit for a refresher (or you can check out more angles here): The call was met with skepticism on Twitter...
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November 11, 2013  |  Discuss
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