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Steve Spurrier Takes A Shot At The Big Ten, Says East Carolina Is Tougher Than “Bottom Tier Big Ten Teams”

Steve Spurrier loves to talk. Today, at South Carolina’s Media Day, the Old Ball Coach did what he does best: said something funny while simultaneously taking a shot at another person, team or conference. Spurrier’s target today was the Big Ten, namely the lower-tier teams in the conference. While he didn’t point any teams out specifically, Spurrier compared East Carolina —...
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August 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo: Adreian Payne And Gary Harris Reunite At The NBA Rookie Photo Shoot

Many rookies have been taking the opportunity to show off their skills and fancy dunks at today’s NBA rookie photo shoot. Others have taken some time to hang out with their former college teammates. Earlier, we saw the Michigan trio of Nik Stauskas, Glenn Robinson III, and Mitch McGary palling around. Now, Michigan State first round picks Gary Harris and Adreian Payne have reunited...
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August 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Will Muschamp Says His Twitter Skills Are “A Work In Progress”

Florida head football coach Will Muschamp is trying to get better at Twitter. Muschamp had several incidents where he accidentally tweeted out what was supposed to be a direct message to a recruit in the past few days, and today at Florida’s Media Day, Muschamp admitted that his skills on the popular social media website are “a work in progress.” Muschamp on Twitter — ...
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August 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo: ECU Football Unveils New Nike Pro Combat Speed Jerseys

ECU has fairly high expectations as it enters the AAC this season. The Pirates went 10-3 as members of Conference USA last season, and should be very good once again. If anything, they will look good on the field heading to face their new rivals, as today they officially unveiled their new Nike Pro Combat Speed jerseys. Pirate Nation, it’s the day you’ve been waiting for! The...
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August 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Spurrier On Giving Back To South Carolina: “This Is My School Now”

Depending on how Steve Spurrier’s career at South Carolina winds up, many may still view him as a Florida legend first. He did, of course, win a Heisman Trophy as Gators quarterback and a National Championship as coach in Gainesville. However, in Spurrier’s mind, his current school South Carolina is “his school,” and not his alma mater. He made that quite evident with $1...
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August 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo: Texas Installs New Big 12 Logos At Darrell K. Royal — Texas Memorial Stadium

The Big 12 was one of a few conferences to update its logo this off-season, and teams have been excited to unveil the new look. Texas has added the logos to the field at Darrell K. Royal — Texas Memorial Stadium.  Less than four weeks away. Notice anything different? @Big12Conference #Texas #Longhorns pic.twitter.com/1N8yH89bGU — Chris Tavarez (@ChrisTavarez) August 3, 2014...
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August 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo: This Person Has An Ohio State Magnet And A Michigan Magnet On Their Truck

Everyone who watches college football knows that Ohio State and Michigan share arguably the best rivalry in the sport. The hatred between fans of the two schools is almost unparalleled, and whenever the two teams play — whether it be in football, basketball or anything else — it is always a hotly contested matchup. Most people who have a rooting interest in this rivalry are steadfast...
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August 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo: Minnesota Target Is Selling Teddy “Bridewater” Shirts

After his stellar college career and first round selection in the NFL draft, you’d think most people would know how to spell Teddy Bridgewater’s name. Unfortunately, one athletic apparel manufacturer clearly doesn’t. One fan found a Vikings No. 5 “Bridewater” shirt at a Target in Edina, Minnesota. @ArifHasanNFL Make sure if anyone wants to show support to Bridewater they...
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August 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Four-Star Safety Recruit Decommits From Auburn After Flipping Commitment From Ohio State Earlier This Year

Ben Edwards is a four-star safety in the class of 2015. He has offers from 29 schools, and he originally committed to Ohio State on February 11, 2014. However, a few months later, Edwards attended Auburn’s A-Day, and he promptly switched his commitment from the Buckeyes to the Tigers. After making this decision, Edwards said he was “done.” I have officially flipped from Ohio...
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August 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: South Carolina Reports Ridiculous Violations, Including “Impermissible Iced Decorations” On A Cookie Cake

Luckily, coaches pumping iron isn’t against any NCAA rule.(IG/thebigspur247) College athletes may be able to put cream cheese on their bagels without concern now, but there are still plenty of ridiculous secondary NCAA violations that programs must self-report. South Carolina reported 22 secondary violations, including seven from the football program. Some are pretty comical. ...
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August 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Lane Kiffin Says That Alabama WR Amari Cooper Worked Out For Two Hours Before Offseason Conditioning Workouts

Alabama wide receiver Amari Cooper is a freak of nature. On the field, the junior is expected to build on his 2013 campaign, when he caught 59 balls for 1,000 yards and 11 touchdowns. Off the field, Cooper has been working to establish himself as maybe the best wide receiver in America. According to the Crimson Tide’s offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin, Cooper has put two hours...
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August 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Photos: Nik Stauskas, Mitch McGary, And Glenn Robinson III Have Brief Michigan Reunion, Rep Their NBA Teams

Michigan has been putting plenty of players into the NBA the last few seasons. This year, three Wolverines were drafted—Nik Stauskas, Mitch McGary, and Glenn Robinson III, and the three caught up today. Stauskas and Robinson shared pictures on Instagram…it’s probably pretty weird for Michigan fans to see these three wearing colors other than maize and blue.  Stauskas is...
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August 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Nick Saban Jabs Media For Never Asking About QB Blake Sims

Alabama head coach Nick Saban has made it clear over the past few months that whoever lands the starting quarterback position will do so via an open competition – meaning that one of his players is going to have to earn it on the practice field. That being said, most media members assume that it will be Florida State transfer Jacob Coker who will land the gig over senior signal...
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August 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Lane Kiffin Says He Had Conversations With Nick Saban About Joining Alabama Staff In 2007

Nick Saban will always be the headliner at Alabama media day, but this year Lane Kiffin has generated a fair amount of buzz as well, heading into his first season as Alabama offensive coordinator.  Kiffin has bounced around the coaching world the last few years, moving from the Raiders to Tennessee to USC before landing at USC.  Interestingly this wasn’t the first time that a...
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August 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Michigan State Forward Kenny Kaminski Tweets That That He Will Transfer

Redshirt sophomore power forward Kenny Kaminski was expected to be a major contributor on Michigan State’s basketball team next season. With star big man Adreian Payne graduating, Kaminski — who led the Big Ten with a 49.4 percent three point shooting percentage in 2013-14 — was primed for a huge season as a potentially dominant stretch four. However, Kaminski’s career in...
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August 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Notre Dame Releases Time-Lapse Video Of Field Turf Installation

Whether or not you actually support Notre Dame’s switch from natural grass to a field turf surface, the move has already been made complete for the start of the 2014 season. The Irish will officially debut the new field against Rice in their opening game on August 30th. Right after the project was completed, the school released a very cool time-lapse video of the turf installation...
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August 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Mark Richt Says That He Stopped Recruiting A 2014 Prospect Because Of His Conduct On Social Media

A few days ago, Penn State offensive line coach/run game coordinator Herb Hand made headlines for tweeting out that he stopped recruiting a player due to their “social media presence.” Apparently, this practice is a more common than we know, as Georgia head coach Mark Richt said on Friday that he has also ended his recruitment of players due to their conduct on social media....
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August 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Photos: Ohio State Assistant Coach Zach Smith Is Poking Fun At Many Of His Players On Twitter With Throwback Pictures

The Ohio State football team starts fall camp Monday. The Buckeyes’ freshmen will practice in the morning before being joined by the upperclassmen at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center later in the day.  Ohio State assistant coach Zach Smith is preparing for the season to start by poking fun at many of his players on Twitter.  Sophomore running back Ezekiel Elliot:  Thank God...
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August 02, 2014  |  Discuss

One Buckeyes Fan Made An Epic 7-Minute Ohio State Hype Video

Given the way that last season ended for Ohio State, many project that the Buckeyes are going to rebound in a big way in 2014. With quarterback Braxton Miller returning for another shot at both the Heisman Trophy and a national title, OSU fans are excited for what could be the season they’ve been waiting a over a decade to see. Ohio State, for good reason, is one of the favorites...
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August 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo: Alabama QB Commit Blake Barnett’s High School Wardrobe Is Strictly Crimson Tide Apparel

Blake Barnett will one day play college football at Alabama, but he’s got another year of high school to finish before he can stroll the Tuscaloosa campus on a daily basis.  The four-star dual-threat from California will be representing his future school while he walks the Santiago High halls, though.  Check out Barnett’s wardrobe for his final year of high school:  Ready...
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August 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo: North Carolina Has A ‘Beware Of Freaks’ Sign Outside The Wide Receivers Room

North Carolina football apparently thinks quite highly of its wide receivers.  The team’s top pass catcher from 2013, Eric Ebron, is gone to the NFL, but a number of the Tar Heels’ top wideouts are back for the upcoming season.  Check out this sign standing outside the North Carolina wide receivers’ room at the Kenan Football Center.  Look what I spotted outside the WR...
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August 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Photos: Michigan Stadium Is Filled With Red Today And Wolverine Fans Are Not Pleased About It

On a typical Saturday in Ann Arbor, red is the color of the enemy (Ohio State).  Today is not a typical Saturday, though. Manchester United is facing Real Madrid at Michigan Stadium, and the crowd is filled with fans wearing red, the color of Man U.  Michigan fans aren’t too thrilled with the sight.  Amazing!!! Never mind Manchester been red.. tonight it looks like Michigan...
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August 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Here’s What Saturdays Are Like For Hardcore College Football Fans

It’s August, which means that we are officially less than one month away from finally getting to watch some college football. We’ve put together a quick piece that should help to remind you of what you’ll be going through each Saturday this fall. Enjoy. Getting up that first Saturday won’t be easy. You’ll probably hit snooze at least a few times. funnycutegifs.com Luckily...
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August 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Former Florida State WR Kelvin Benjamin Teases Cam Newton About FSU’s Title Game Victory Against Auburn Every Day

Cam Newton wasn’t a member of Auburn’s 2013 team that fell to Florida State in the BCS National Championship Game, but that isn’t stopping a former Seminole player from teasing him about it.  The former Heisman winner, who won it all with the Tigers in 2010, is teammates with former FSU wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin on the Carolina Panthers. Benjamin, a first-round pick by...
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August 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Bob Stoops To The People Upset With His Comments About The SEC: ‘Get Over It’

Bob Stoops has spoken pretty openly about the SEC.  Last summer, the Oklahoma coach questioned the conference’s overall strength. His 2013 Sooners’ squad went on to defeat Alabama in the Sugar Bowl last January. In July, Stoops poked fun at Texas A&M’s non-conference schedule, calling the teams the Aggies will play “a bunch of toughies.”  Stoops is not backing down...
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August 02, 2014  |  Discuss
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