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Bradley Roby: “I Was Not Drunk, I Was Not Driving, I Did Not Get Arrested”

Last night, we learned that Ohio State cornerback Bradley Roby had reportedly been arrested for OVI. Today, Roby is speaking out about what happened, and trying to clear the air about the case. Last night he retweeted a statement from his agent Michael Perrett that was posted by Ohio State fansite Eleven Warriors: Roby’s agent, Michael Perrett of SportsTrust Advisors, released...
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April 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo: Tom Izzo Attends Warriors Game To Support Draymond Green

Michigan State head coach Tom Izzo and his assistant Dwayne Stephens were spotted in Oakland last night, taking in the playoff matchup between the Golden State Warriors and the Los Angeles Clippers. Why? Because former Spartan Draymond Green has become a solid role player for the Warriors – in fact, last night, he played 33 minutes, scored 13 points and pulled down 11 boards. Regardless...
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April 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Mitch McGary Headed To NBA After Receiving 1-Year NCAA Ban

Michigan sophomore big man Mitch McGary, after missing almost the entire 2013-2014 season with a back injury, was seriously considering returning to Ann Arbor for his junior year with the Wolverines. That was until, according to Yahoo! Sports, he was hit with a one-year NCAA suspension after testing positive for marijuana during the NCAA Tournament. McGary dressed, but did not play...
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April 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Watch George Whitfield Jr. Explain How He Trains Johnny Manziel Like A Jedi

Johnny Manziel’s ability to escape defenders in the pocket and in the open field makes it seem like the former Texas A&M quarterback has eyes in the back of his head. He doesn’t, obviously. But the 2012 Heisman trophy winner has been training like a Jedi, so that probably has something to do with his instinctive ability.  Here’s Manziel’s quarterback coach, George Whitfield...
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April 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Clemson’s Tajh Boyd Thinks South Carolina’s Jadeveon Clowney Is “Absolutely The No. 1 Pick”

Tajh Boyd played against Jadeveon Clowney three times during his collegiate career. In those three contests, the South Carolina defensive end totaled 6.5 sacks, including 4.5 in a 2012 victory against the Tigers. Boyd, former Clemson quarterback is fully aware of how great a player Clowney is.  Tajh Boyd says Jadeveon Clowney “is absolutely the No. 1 pick.” http://t.co/exw1gnfx9m...
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April 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Former Ohio State Cornerback Bradley Roby Arrested For OVI After Allegedly Passing Out Behind The Wheel

There is never a good time to get in trouble with the law, but there are certainly bad times, and getting arrested weeks before the most important day of your professional career has to rank highly on that list. Former Ohio State cornerback Bradley Roby was reportedly arrested for an OVI April 20, roughly three weeks before the NFL Draft, according to 10TV. 10TV: Former Ohio State...
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April 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo: Gus Malzahn To Speak Behind Podium Mimicking Iron Bowl Scoreboard “Auburn 28, Alabama 28, 0:01″

The Auburn football team didn’t win the national championship this past season–the Tigers fell to Florida State, 34-31, in Pasadena, Calif,–but it did beat Alabama, and the program isn’t going to let its rival forget that any time soon.  Tigers’ coach Gus Malzahn is in Cullman, Ala. for a speaking event Thursday evening. The podium he is set to talk behind is something...
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April 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo: Steve Spurrier Celebrated His Birthday This Week With An Amazing Hat

Today’s a big day for Steve Spurrier. This morning he joined Dan Patrick on the radio to discuss Jadeveon Clowney and the NFL Draft.  Later, when asked about permanent cross-over rivals in the SEC, he took a solid jab at Tennessee, and their recent lack of success against Alabama. We assume he fit in nine holes at some point as well. Spurrier has good reason to be happy, he celebrated...
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April 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Former Maryland Center Shaquille Cleare Is Transferring To Texas

Former Maryland center Shaquille Cleare will be continuing his college basketball career at Texas, according to a report by InsideMDSports.com.  Maryland transfer Shaquille Cleare has signed with Texas. — Jeff Ermann (@insidemdsports) April 24, 2014 Texas-Bound Shaquille Cleare: “Like to thank my coaches, my teammates/ brothers and terpnation for all the support… http:...
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April 24, 2014  |  Discuss

North Carolina Point Guard Marcus Paige Trolls A Duke Fan On Twitter With Children’s Book Reference

There are not a lot of negatives to being a star collegiate athlete, but dealing with fans of opposing teams on Twitter is one of them. Marcus Paige was mocked by a Duke fan on Twitter earlier Thursday, and the North Carolina star point guard’s response to the troller is as good as it gets.  @marcuspaige5 I bet it is awesome…no class……EVER — Private (@Jasonwfan22) April...
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April 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Marcus Paige And Roy Williams Dancing To “Happy” Will Make Your Day

Dance videos set to Pharrell Williams’ megahit “Happy” are becoming old hat, but UNC released one that is definitely worth your time. At the athletic department’s “Rammys” award show, the debuted a video starring men’s basketball point guard Marcus Paige, wearing a giant Pharrell-style hat, as well as the school’s various head coaches, dancing to the song. Yes, this...
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April 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Future Syracuse Point Guard Kaleb Joseph Is Looking For A Workout “Dummy”

Facebook is a useful tool for incoming freshmen. Many use it to find people with similar interests, schedule meet-ups with other future classmates in their area, and even find roommates. Future Syracuse guard Kaleb Joseph, the heir apparent to the starting point guard spot left vacant by Tyler Ennis, shouldn’t have any of those issues. He’s just worried that he won’t be able...
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April 24, 2014  |  Discuss

South Carolina’s Steve Spurrier Doesn’t Understand Why Tennessee Likes Playing Alabama, Volunteers Have Lost 7-Straight Contests

If you’re a college football fan and you had the opportunity to wiretap a coach so you could hear everything they said, South Carolina’s Steve Spurrier would likely be your choice, correct? The Head Ball Coach is seemingly always in the news for saying something controversial. Can you imagine what the 69-year-old is saying when no one is listening?  Spurrier is in the news again...
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April 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: ESPN’s Strange NFL Draft Promo For Johnny Manziel Features Quarterback Alone In Middle Of A Cornfield

One of the worst aspects of the NFL Draft occurring later this year than it has ever been–the first round begins Thursday, May 8–is that analysts have more time than they’ve ever had to nitpick prospects. One of the best examples of this is ESPN’s Merrill Hoge calling South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney “atrocious” and “not a very good football player.” ...
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April 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Miami Offensive Coordinator James Coley Watches Spring Game With Google Glass

Miami has released a few videos showing practice from the player’s prospective using the Schutt Vision helmet. Now, check out how things look from the coaches’ point of view. Offensive coordinator James Coley watched a series during April 12th’s Spring Game using Google Glass, allowing viewers to see the game as he does, and hear what advice and calls Coley makes from the sideline...
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April 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Jabari Parker On Carmelo Anthony Comparisons: “I Pass, I Have A Team”

Jabari Parker’s most common NBA comparison is to New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony. The Duke star admits that he patterns many of his offensive moves after Melo, and says he would sign up for an Anthony-like career, but he seems less impressed with Anthony’s supporting cast in New York. On today’s Dan Patrick Show, Patrick brings up the Anthony comparisons, but notes...
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April 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Steve Spurrier Discusses Jadeveon Clowney’s Junior Season, Draft Stock: “He Had Nowhere To Go But Down”

Steve Spurrier is always a good interview, and today he hopped on The Dan Patrick Show to discuss, first and foremost, his South Carolina product Jadeveon Clowney, and where he may go in the draft. Spurrier made the case for Clowney going first overall to Houston, saying that without a top quarterback prospect like Andrew Luck in the draft, Clowney is easily the safest pick in the...
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April 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Longhorns Commit: “Texas Has Discipline, A&M Is A Circus”

Twitter/Elliott The war of words between former rivals Texas and Texas A&M continues. This time, we’re hearing from a player who hasn’t even stepped foot in Austin yet – 2015 Longhorns commit DeShon Elliott. The future UT linebacker took a shot at A&M on Twitter, quickly deleted it, apologized for it, and then deleted the apology.  “Texas has discipline. A&M...
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April 24, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: John Calipari pays a visit to 'The Colbert Report'

John Calipari probably had a pretty good day yesterday. While he lost forward Julius Randle to the NBA Draft, as everyone had to expect, two other frontcourt players—Alex Poythress and Dakari Johnson—announced their returns to Kentucky. Calipari continued his publicity tour for his new book Players First: Coaching From The Inside Out, and certainly seemed to be in a good mood...
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April 24, 2014  |  1 Comment

Video: Ohio State Releases 2013 “Game Day Experience” Video

Holding over 100,000 screaming Buckeye fans at capacity, Ohio Stadium is the home of one of the nation’s premiere college football experiences. OSU Athletics has put together a hype video about this idea from the players’ prospective, featuring on the field highlights, clips of coach speeches, and of course, the view from the field up at those tens of thousands of fans. The video...
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April 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Vince Young Will Work For Texas If He Cannot Play In The NFL

Texas great Vince Young may return to Austin. Vince Young hasn’t taken an NFL snap since 2011, when he played for the Philadelphia Eagles, and was cut by the Green Bay Packers before the start of last season, but he’s not giving up on his pro career. If he has played his last NFL snap, Young won’t consider playing in Canada. Instead, he will go back to Texas to work as an ambassador...
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April 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Gus Malzahn Trolls Nick Saban During Bingo At A Nursing Home

As we’ve noted before, the Alabama vs. Auburn rivalry has no boundaries – and that now includes inside nursing homes. Tigers head coach Gus Malzahn and other AU athletics employees spent the school’s Community Service Day cleaning up a cemetery, helping build a house and visiting people in retirement homes. Malzahn hosted “hurry-up, no huddle bingo” with some of the staff...
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April 23, 2014  |  Discuss

3 Alabama Freshmen Who Could Soon Be College Football Stars

College football season is a little over four months away, ‘Bama fans. It is as good of a time as any to learn a little bit more about the next crop of star players who will be lacing ‘em up on Saturdays for years to come. Nick Saban is eyeing another championship run and if the Crimson Tide wins No. 16, these players will certainly be major reasons why. We profiled the three...
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April 23, 2014  |  Discuss

UConn Coach Geno Auriemma Calls Twitter Troll A Douche

UConn head women’s basketball coach Geno Auriemma is a nine-time national champion – his most recent title coming this past year. It looks like he’s taking his winning ways to Twitter, as well. When one social media troll poked fun at Auriemma’s inclusion on the Dan Le Batard Show on ESPN Wednesday afternoon, he made very quick work of him.  Well played, coach – I think?
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April 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Dakari Johnson Announces His Return To Kentucky For 2014-15 Season

The good news keeps rolling in for Kentucky fans. Earlier today Alex Poythress announced that he will return to Lexington next year. Now, center Dakari Johnson has announced that will do the same. Dakari Johnson will return to #Kentucky, he announces in statement. — Brian Hamilton (@BrianHamiltonSI) April 23, 2014 Johnson, in a statement: “Big Blue Nation, I can’t thank...
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April 23, 2014  |  Discuss
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