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Report: LSU, Texas In ‘Serious Discussion’ About Finalizing Home-And-Home Series

Texas and LSU are two of college football’s premier programs in the southern part of the country. The two powers are reportedly in “serious discussion” about scheduling a home-and-home series for 2019-20, according to a report by The Advocate.  Story: #LSU-Texas finalizing home-and-home series for 2019-2020, source says – http://t.co/qROiWsjzTZ — Ross Dellenger (@DellengerAdv...
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Video: Michigan Tailgater Gives An Awesome Motivational Speech To Fellow Fans Before Penn State Game

If the Michigan football program wants to turn its season around, it might want to look into getting this Wolverine tailgater involved in its day-to-day operations.  Before Michigan’s game against Penn State last Saturday – an 18-13 Wolverine victory – a tailgater gave an awesome motivational speech.  Check it out:  More motivation will likely be needed in two weeks. The...
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ESPN’s Kirk Herbstreit Says Jameis Winston, Everett Golson Are The Two Best Starting QBs In The Country

The two best starting quarterbacks in college football will square off in Tallahassee, Fla. Saturday night. That’s what ESPN analyst Kirk Herbstreit thinks, anyway.  Jameis Winston, Florida State’s signal caller and the 2013 Heisman winner, and Everett Golson, who is in his second season leading Notre Dame, are the country’s two premier quarterbacks, according to Herbstreit...
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2014 College Football Week 8: College Spun’s Staff Picks

Oregon will look good on Saturday. Last week, we learned that both Mississippi State and Ole Miss, two of just six undefeated teams left in college football, should be considered national title contenders this season. We also learned that Baylor is resilient, Oklahoma and Alabama have offensive woes, and that Georgia is just fine (for now) without Todd Gurley. What will week eight...
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NCAA Basketball Preseason Coaches Poll Is Released, Kentucky No. 1, Arizona No. 2

The 2014-15 men’s college basketball season begins in less than a month. Today, the preseason USA TODAY Sports men’s basketball coaches poll has been released. Unsurprising to all, Kentucky is a near unanimous No. 1 team, with the Wildcats’ receiving 24 out of the 32 first-place votes. Three other teams received first-place votes, with Arizona, Duke and Wisconsin also receiving...
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Tom Izzo cracks great Pinocchio zinger about John Calipari

NBA executives and scouts flocked to Kentucky’s campus last week for a Wildcats’ men’s basketball practice that basically served as a mock combine for John Calipari’s players.  There were, of course, numerous high-level recruits in attendance in Lexington, Ky., watching all of this go down. “We’re just there as B-roll for his recruiting videos,” one NBA executive...
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Photo: Florida State, Nike Unveil New Seminoles-Themed Training Shoe

Florida State fans who need to own every piece of official team-sponsored apparel will have a new item on their wish lists this winter. Thursday, the school, along with Nike, released a brand new Field General Training Shoe that features a black, garnet and gold color scheme and the Seminoles logo. Check it out: The #Noles edition of the Nike Field General Training Shoe is now available...
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Mark Richt Takes To Twitter To Clear Up His Statement On Todd Gurley’s Status

Wednesday, Georgia head coach Mark Richt confused reporters a bit during his press conference when he mentioned that his team would “know in plenty of time” before boarding the plane to Arkansas whether star running back Todd Gurley, currently suspended from competition while he’s investigated for allegedly signing autographs for money, was going to be available moving forward...
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Video: ACC Digital Network’s Official Hype Video For Florida State vs. Notre Dame

The gaze of the college football world will once again set itself on Tallahassee this weekend, when 6-0 Florida State welcomes in another undefeated powerhouse program, Notre Dame. The game matches up two of the five remaining undefeated power conference teams, and the winner will have add a significant win to its College Football Playoff resume. The game is also the first really...
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Video: Former Illinois Quarterback Juice Williams Reveals “Gray Ghost” Uniforms To Team

On Tuesday, Illinois football teased its new “Gray Ghost” alternate uniforms, which the Illini will be wearing on October 25′s Homecoming game against Minnesota. The uniforms, which honor Illinois great Red “The Galloping Ghost” Grange, were first revealed to the team on Tuesday afternoon, modeled by former Illini quarterback and current director of alumni and former player...
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Photos: Mike Krzyzewski Awarded The Marshall Medal By The Association Of The U.S. Army

Few people can claim to have a list of awards that stacks up with Duke head basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski, between his four NCAA Championships, three Naismith Coach of the Year awards, and two Olympic gold medals. Today, however, Coach K received an award that may trump them all: the George Catlett Marshall Medal, the highest honor awarded by the Association of the United States...
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One-loss teams with best chance of making college playoff

One loss didn’t kill Oregon’s CFB Playoff aspirations (@TheOregonDuck) This has been one of the most entertaining seasons of college football in recent memory. It’s only mid-October, and we have six undefeated teams remaining: Mississippi State, Florida State, Mississippi, Baylor, Notre Dame, and Marshall. At least two of those teams will definitely lose before the season...
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Video: Urban Meyer Discusses Ohio State’s “Real Life Wednesdays” Program

Ohio State football runs a program called “Real Life Wednesdays,” during which players take in lectures from various CEOs, business professionals, and people in the sports world and prepare for life after football. Buckeyextra wrote about the program this spring. That’s the impact OSU coach Urban Meyer seeks in programs that he and his staff have named “real life Wednesdays”...
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20 Question Quiz: How Well Do You Know College Football Helmets?

Helmets have become a huge part of the on-field fashion of college football. Some programs have had one helmet for decades, and would rather fold the program than change it. Others cycle through looks on a weekly basis, and make headlines every time they break out a wild new lid. How well do you know the many helmets of college football? Take our quiz and find out, and then go ahead...
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Photo: Clemson Breaking Out New Gloves For Game At Boston College

Clemson football has two new pairs of interlocking gloves—one for skill position players and one for linemen—that combine to make the school’s tiger paw logo.  Look good, Play Good. Check out what our boys will be wearing on their mitts this weekend in Boston. #Clemson pic.twitter.com/aPAkyObO8T — Clemson Football (@ClemsonFB) October 15, 2014 These gloves use a different...
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Photo: USC Officially Unveils Metallic Helmets With Chrome Facemasks

It has been rumored for a few months that USC would be getting shiny new helmets, and now the program has officially unveiled the new lids via Twitter. USC will wear metallic helmets with chrome face masks as a modern update to the classic look for Homecoming. #FightOn pic.twitter.com/5zP4pF6sBR — USC Trojans (@USC_Athletics) October 15, 2014 There is a fairly significant difference...
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Georgia Coach Mark Richt Expects To Know RB Todd Gurley’s Status By Friday Morning

Georgia running back Todd Gurley’s status is still in limbo. The Heisman Trophy candidate is suspended indefinitely while the NCAA investigates whether or not he accepted money for autographs and memorabilia. So far, Gurley has missed one game, and nobody is 100 percent sure if he’ll be back this season. In fact, one report suggested that he’s going to miss all of 2014, and...
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Former Auburn RB Tre Mason Posts Cool Instagram Video Of His First NFL Carry, Catch

Former Auburn running back Tre Mason, who was taken in the third round of this past year’s NFL Draft, saw his first action this past Monday night when his St. Louis Rams took on the San Francisco 49ers. While his team didn’t come out with a victory, Mason impressed on his six touches, gaining 52 yards on four carries and one reception. Wednesday, Mason posted a cool Instagram...
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FSU frat posts Manti Te'o joke ahead of Notre Dame matchup

It’s been nearly two years since the college football world learned that Manti Te’o, then a Notre Dame linebacker, had been catfished by a man pretending to be a woman named Lennay Kekua. In that time frame, Florida State, led by quarterback Jameis Winston, has yet to lose a college football contest. One FSU fraternity, ATO, put two and two together to create a lovely sign ahead...
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Indiana Starting True Freshman Zander Diamont At QB, HS Coach Says He Plays Like Johnny Manziel

If Indiana had to pick a week to start an unproven, true freshman at quarterback, this week would likely be their last choice with the Hoosiers hosting Michigan State.  With Nate Sudfeld injured and back-up quarterback Chris Covington unable to play, true freshman Zander Diamont is going to start against the No. 8 Spartans Saturday afternoon.  Diamont, a 6-foot-1, 175-pound three...
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Oklahoma is sending recruits custom Wheaties boxes

Tuesday, we gave you a look at what we thought might be Oklahoma’s newest recruiting tactic – customized Wheaties boxes – after seeing Sooners commit P.J. Mbanasor post a photo of one on his Twitter stream. Today, we’ve got another player pledged to OU, three-star defensive end recruit Kenneth Mann, showing his followers that he received the same package from the school....
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Midseason Grades For Every SEC Head Coach

Two weeks into October, a month and a half into the season, we’re roughly 50 percent through the college football year.  It’s time for midterms, and with midterms come grades.                      The first half of the year in the Southeastern Conference has been full of surprises and disappointments, stunned fans and field rushes, a couple teams from Mississippi...
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Report: Decision On Michigan AD Dave Brandon’s Future “Very Unlikely” To Be Made Thursday

Michigan athletic director Dave Brandon will be a topic of discussion at Thursday’s monthly Michigan Board of Regents meeting, but according to Wolverines radio commentator John U. Bacon, it’s unlikely that there will be any decision made on his job status. Bacon, a New York Times bestselling author who is well-connected in the Michigan community, took to Twitter to provide some...
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Tennessee basketball giving away ugly holiday sweater shirts to fans

College basketball, outside of Lexington, Kentucky, does not get the same kind of fan support as college football in SEC country. As such, programs are forced to think of creative ways to get supporters in the door. Tennessee basketball’s newest idea is a bit strange. The Vols will be giving out “Tacky Holiday Sweater” t-shirts to the first 900 fans who purchase a Holiday Mini...
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Florida’s Chris Walker suspended first three games of the season

Florida basketball fans were thrilled to hear that sophomore-to-be Chris Walker, who many believe is a first-round NBA talent, would be returning for his second season in Gainesville. It looks like they’ll have to wait a few weeks to actually see him on the court, however. Wednesday, head coach Billy Donovan announced that Walker has been suspended for the team’s first three...
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