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Oklahoma Posts Awesome Photo Of Buddy Hield With All Of His Trophies

Buddy Hield could not quite lead his Oklahoma Sooners to a national title, but he racked up plenty of hardware on his way to the 2016 Final Four. Hield won the John Wooden Award, Oscar Robertson Trophy, Sporting News College Player of the Year, the Jerry West Award, was a First Team All-American, and is the back-to-back Big 12 Player of the Year. He showed off all of that impressive...
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It appears Donald Trump forgot Joe Paterno is dead

Joe Paterno has been deceased since January 2012. It appears Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump forgot about that tonight.  Speaking at a rally in Pittsburgh, the GOP frontrunner brought up Paterno and said, “we gonna bring that back?”  What?  Pittsburgh City Paper's Ashley Murray reports: "How about Joe Paterno? We gonna bring that back? How about that whole...
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SI Vault Shares Awesome Throwback Photo Of Will Smith At Ohio State

SI Vault shared today a pretty great picture of former Ohio State star Will Smith, who was tragically shot to death in New Orleans Saturday night.  Smith, a three-year starter for the Buckeyes, played in Columbus from 2000-03. He was a prominent member of OSU’s 2002 national championship team. Smith went on to play in the NFL for the New Orleans’ Saints, winning the Super Bowl...
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Photo: Wesson Family Celebrates “Buckeye Trifecta” To Play At Ohio State

Ohio State’s men’s basketball program received a commitment today from Andre Wesson, a three-star small forward in the 2016 class.  It’s a nice commitment for a team in need of some wing depth, but it’s more special than a usual three-star pledge because of this: family.  Andre Wesson is the son of former Buckeye center Keith Wesson, who played at OSU in the 1980s. He is...
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What Coach K Thought Of Kobe Bryant, High School Basketball Recruit

In honor of Kobe Bryant ending his professional basketball career this evening, let’s take a look back at what the greatest college basketball coach had to say about Kobe, the recruit.  Bryant, of course, went straight from high school to the pros, but he was still checked out by hopeful college coaches when he was at Lower Merion in Philadelphia.  Here’s what Duke’s Mike...
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Photo: LSU Gave Kobe A Customized Jersey As A Gift Last Week

In case you’re a sports fan who has been living under a rock recently, let us inform you that tonight is Kobe Bryant’s final NBA game. The Laker guard will close out his storied career against the Utah Jazz at 10:30 p.m. ET tonight.  Last week, the Lakers played in New Orleans, and the LSU football program commemorated his final game in the Big Easy in creative fashion. The...
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Photo: Kentucky Basketball Players All Wearing Kobe’s Shoes For #MambaDay

Kentucky’s men’s basketball players are honoring Kobe Bryant on their feet today.  With the Los Angeles Lakers’ star playing his final game this evening, Wildcats’ players are all wearing his signature Nike shoes while they work out.  Kentucky’s Marcus Lee posted a photo on Instagram.      UK Basketball celebrating Kobe Day #GREATNESS A photo posted by Marcus...
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Video: Duke Put Together A Cool Tribute To Kobe Bryant Showing His Relationship With Coach K

Kobe Bryant went to the NBA right from high school, and if he had gone to college he says it would have been UNC, but the college coach he’s closest to is Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski. Coach K has coached Kobe with the United States men’s national basketball team for a decade, and the two have formed a strong bond. Ahead of Kobe’s final career game tonight, Duke put out a tribute...
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Memphis Reportedly Close To Hiring Tubby Smith, Per CBS

Tubby Smith to Memphis looks like it’s going to happen.  The Tigers are reportedly close to hiring the Texas Tech coach and, per CBS’ Gary Parrish, it could be finalized pretty soon.  The 64-year-old has been with the Red Raiders since 2013.  UPDATE: Tubby Smith to Memphis could be done as early as this afternoon, a source told @CBSSports. — Gary Parrish (@GaryParrishCBS...
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The 10 Most Delusional College Football Fan Bases Ahead Of 2016 Season

Twitter/@bryonhoulgrave College football fans are a passionate bunch, sometimes letting their hearts get in the way of their heads.  Every fan base enters college football season with certain expectations, hoping only for the best. But not all expectations are created equal. Some are lofty, often impossible to accomplish. That doesn’t stop delusion from making an appearance each...
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Jim Harbaugh Got Drew Brees To Stop By His Daughter’s Career Day Wednesday Morning

As a child, I don’t remember ever being that enthralled about Career Day – even though it meant the cancellation of normal classes. But if Michigan’s head coach had shown up to talk college football, perhaps I’d have a different opinion. Wednesday morning, Harbaugh attended his daughter Addison’s Career Day, and brought along a friend. Harbaugh was able to get New Orleans...
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Photo: Ex-Kansas G Wayne Selden Shows Off Collection Of His College Jerseys

Kansas guard Wayne Selden is headed to the NBA Draft after three seasons in Lawrence. During his time with the Jayhawks, he’s amassed a large collection of his own jerseys in different styles and he showed it off today on Instagram. Keep in mind several of these are duplicates, but still, that’s a lot of jerseys.    Rock Chalk. Blessed A photo posted by @wayneseldenjr...
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Photo: Trevor Knight Appears To Be Dating A Duck Dynasty Star

Texas A&M quarterback Trevor Knight is having himself a pretty good week. Monday, he was officially named the Aggies’ starter by head coach Kevin Sumlin ahead of the 2016 season. Tuesday night, it looks like attended a Justin Bieber concert with his new friend, Sadie Robertson of Duck Dynasty. Robertson is the granddaughter of Phil Robertson, who founded Duck Commander. She...
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Where Kobe Bryant Would’ve Played In College If He Hadn’t Gone From HS to the NBA

Kobe Bryant’s career as a professional basketball comes to an end tonight. The 37-year-old five-time NBA champion will play his final game with the Los Angeles Lakers. They’re set to face the Utah Jazz at STAPLES Center.  The floor is ready for Kobe one last time! #ThankYouKobe pic.twitter.com/7cm43ln41T — STAPLES Center (@STAPLESCenter) April 13, 2016 We didn’t get Kobe...
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Ohio State Lands Commitment From 2016 3-Star SF Andre Wesson

Andre Wesson, a three-star small forward in the 2016 class, has committed to Ohio State.  The 6-foot-5, 195-pound prospect out of Westerville, Ohio is ranked the No. 58 SF in the class by 247 Sports’ Composite Rankings. He picked the Buckeyes over Butler and Xavier, among other programs.  Wesson announced his commitment at a ceremony at his school.  Andre Wesson is going to...
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April 13, 2016  |  Discuss

The 10 Ohio State Stories You Missed Over The Past 24 Hours

Antonio Venegas/College Spun A lot has happened in the world of Ohio State athletics in the past 24 hours. Everything you need to get caught up on the Buckeyes can be found here. 1. Ohio State has already sold 69,000 tickets to Saturday’s Spring Game. Urban Meyer’s goal of 100,000 fans in attendance is certainly a possibility.  2. Ohio State will tie a record at this year’s...
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Ohio State’s Trying To Set A Spring Game Attendance Record and It Looks Like The Buckeyes Could Do It

No college football spring game has ever had a six-figure attendance. That might change this Saturday. Ohio State set a national record last spring when 99,391 people showed up at Ohio Stadium to watch the defending national champions’ glorified scrimmage. The Buckeyes are attempting to get at least 609 more fans in the stands this weekend.  Urban Meyer wants 100,000 people...
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April 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Cardale Jones Will Be Working Out Instead Of Watching 1st Round Of NFL Draft

Twitter/@CJ12_ Five Ohio State players and head coach Urban Meyer will be in Chicago later this month for the NFL Draft. Quarterback Cardale Jones will not be among them. In fact, he won’t even be in front of a TV to see many of his teammates selected in the first round. It is a big lifting day for Jones, and in a draft diary for Sports Illustrated‘s Campus Rush, he says that’s...
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USC Is Getting Crushed For Its Decision To Hire Lynn Swann As Its New AD

Wednesday afternoon, USC officially announced former Trojans football star Lynn Swann as the school’s next AD, replacing Pat Haden. It didn’t take long for the jokes to starting rolling in. USC is getting crushed – mostly by the media – for hiring an alum with little experience. USC has a reputation, fair or not, for doing this kind of thing. USC is the most predictable...
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USC Legend Lynn Swann Named The School’s Next Athletic Director

In February, USC athletic director Pat Haden announced that he would step down from the role, which he took over in 2010. Today, USC named his successor: former Trojans and Pittsburgh Steelers star Lynn Swann. OFFICIAL: Lynn Swann named USC’s next Athletic Director. #FightOn pic.twitter.com/NU6n4AgYHi — USC Trojans (@USC_Athletics) April 13, 2016 Swann, a College Football Hall...
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Video: Nebraska Releases “Blackshirts” Spring Practice Feature On Team’s Defense

Nebraska’s “Blackshirt” defensive unit is one of the major traditions of the Cornhusker program. If the team wants to rebound from a disappointing 2015 season and build on its bowl victory, it will need its defense to be operating at a high level. Today, the Huskers dropped a pretty cool feature on the team’s defense. It includes spring practice clips and interviews with...
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April 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Arkansas AD Trolls LSU, Missouri With “Defending Our Borders” Photo

Arkansas football had a solid season in 2015, compiling an 8-5 record and a Liberty Bowl victory over Kansas State. The Razorbacks also won both of their border-related rivalry games – over LSU and Missouri. Wednesday, school AD Jeff Long trolled the two schools, tweeting a photo of a display that Arkansas now has dedicated to the wins. It includes both the Golden Boot and the...
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April 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Ohio State Has Sold 69,000 Tickets For Spring Game, 100,000 Attendance Now Very Possible

Ohio State boasted the highest Spring Game attendance in 2015, and this year, it looks very likely that the Buckeyes will duplicate the achievement. In fact, there may even be more Buckeyes fans at Ohio Stadium this time around than last year – after the national title. Leading up to last year’s contest, Ohio State had reportedly sold over 61,000 tickets to fans – not including...
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Paul Finebaum Compares Jim Harbaugh To Donald Trump: “I Find Him Growingly And Increasingly Annoying”

Jim Harbaugh has spiced up the college football world since taking over at Michigan, with his out-of-the-box recruiting tactics, pointed subtweets, and, of course, his quick restoration of the Wolverines program. After the vote to ban satellite camps, something that Harbaugh helped popularize last off-season, Harbaugh went off, slamming conferences that voted against the camps like...
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April 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Ole Miss Lands New Mexico Grad Transfer G Cullen Neal

New Mexico graduate transfer guard Cullen Neal will play his final season of eligibility at Ole Miss, according to multiple reports.  New Mexico transfer Cullen Neal has committed to Ole Miss, source told @CBSSports. Immediately eligible. — Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) April 13, 2016 New Mexico transfer Cullen Neal told ESPN he will play at Ole Miss. — Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN...
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