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Photo: John Calipari’s Daughter Tweets Throwback Photo Wishing Her Dad Happy Father’s Day

Maybe the reason John Calipari has been so successful throughout his coaching career isn’t because he’s an incredible recruiter, an extremely knowledgeable basketball mind or a great motivator.  Maybe it’s because he’s a vampire with supernatural powers.  Father’s Day is Sunday, so one of Calipari’s daughters, Megan, tweeted out a throwback photo of the pair.  Happy...
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See how Jameis Winston signs Florida fan's shirt

If you’re a young person in Florida, and you want to learn how to play football from one of the best players in Florida State history, Seminole legend Charlie Ward holds a football camp that gives youths the chance to learn every position on the field. This year, the camp featured a special guest: reigning Heisman Trophy winner and National Championship Game MVP Jameis Winston...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Georgia Football Parent Speaks Out On Recent Transfers: ‘It’s Not The System, It’s The Kids’

It’s been the Offseason of the Transfer for the Georgia football team. Safety Tray Matthews, cornerback Shaquille Wiggins and wide receiver Uriah LeMay have each departed from the Bulldogs’ program in recent months.  Anytime a crop of players exit from a school in conflict, it can paint the program in a bad light. One father of a current Georgia student-athlete is speaking out...
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Michigan Recruit Says He Can ‘Get Used To Feeling Of Beating Ohio’ After All-Star Game Win

The Border Classic All-Star Game took place this afternoon, pitting the top high school football talent in the states of Michigan and Ohio against each other. Michigan ended up winning the exhibition contest, and following the victory, Jared Wangler, a prospect committed to the Wolverines, said he could “get used to the feeling of beating ‘Ohio.’”  I can get used to that...
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Photos: Florida State Football’s Renovated Facility Looks Incredible

The Florida State football team is coming off a national championship season. Jimbo Fisher’s program–led by freshman Heisman winner Jameis Winston–went 14-0 in 2013, defeating Auburn in the BCS National Championship Game, the school’s first title since 1999.  Soon, the Seminoles will be housed in a renovated facility. Mark Robinson, Florida State’s Director of Football...
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Photo: A Kansas Fan Put A ‘Rock, Chalk’ Sticker On Kentucky’s Rupp Arena Sign

In 2012, the Kentucky men’s basketball team defeated Kansas in the national championship game in New Orleans. The Wildcats, led by first-year stars Anthony Davis and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, prevented the Jayhawks from winning their second title under Bill Self.  Today, a Kansas fan got revenge on the Lexington, Ky. program. Kind of.  #RockChalk @KUHoops @RockChalkBlog pic.twitter...
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Incoming Indiana frosh loves making Kentucky fans mad

When John Calipari goes after a top recruit, the prospect usually ends up playing their college basketball at Kentucky. It’s not often that the Wildcats’ coach pursues an elite talent and misses, but that’s what happened with James Blackmon Jr.  The five-star shooting guard from Marion, Ind. committed to play for Tom Crean and Indiana, declining a scholarship offer from Calipari’s...
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Florida’s Chris Walker Posts Photo Of Himself Dunking With His Head Above The Rim

College basketball fans – especially those in Florida – were robbed a bit last year when the NCAA dragged its feet regarding Gators freshman Chris Walker’s eligibility. While he was eventually cleared to play, head coach Billy Donovan clearly didn’t feel comfortable giving him a prominent role on an already-successful team, so he played sparingly throughout the conference...
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Photo: Notre Dame Guard Jerian Grant Is Iron Man

It was a rough year for Notre Dame guard Jerian Grant. After averaging 19 points and 6.2 assists through the team’s first 12 games, Grant left the team and the university due to an academic issue, and missed the team’s entire conference slate. Now, Grant has been reinstated, and he’s ready to get back into the gym and work. However, he’s having a little bit of fun before...
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Photo: Drake Has A Customized “Topszn” Cleveland Browns Jersey With Johnny Manziel’s No. 2

Well, you knew superstar rapper Drake would be getting a Cleveland Browns jersey, given his bromance with quarterback Johnny Manziel. But it turns out he didn’t just get a No. 2 jersey to rep his bestie – he instead got a customized version with the word “Topszn” – an ode to his “regime” that he reps every day. If you’re wondering what it means, here’s a good explanation...
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Video: Florida State’s Mario Edwards Jr. Is Insanely Impressive, Watch Him Tear Through This Drill

Mario Edwards Jr. arrived at Florida State as one of the most hyped up defensive linemen in recent memory. The Denton, Texas product was rated by Rivals.com as the No. 1 defensive tackle in the 2012 class and the No. 3 player overall, the highest rating for a defensive tackle since 2002.  Edwards hasn’t quite lived up to the lofty expectations. He’s been a solid player–a third...
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Photos: Tom Herman Wearing Denim Jacket At Ohio State Camp, Buckeyes’ Coaches All About The Hip Life

The Ohio State football program is home to a team that’s gone 24-2 over the last two seasons. It features a Heisman candidate in Braxton Miller, a ridiculously talented defensive line–led by Michael Bennett, Noah Spence, Joey Bosa–and one of the best coaches in the country in Urban Meyer.  It also, apparently, houses one of the country’s hippest collection of assistant coaches...
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Former Georgia Safety Tray Matthews Tweets That He’s Transferring To Auburn

After it was announced that former Georgia safety Tray Matthews could transfer anywhere he wanted with no restrictions, it was widely believed that he would end up at Auburn. Today, Matthews took to Twitter to announce that he’s becoming a Tiger.  I’m truly blessed for this opportunity and second chance that God and Coach Gus has blessed me with. I’m excited and ready to...
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20 Reasons Why The 2014 College Football Season Will Be The Best Yet

Oklahoma in contention? The upcoming college football season has some big shoes to fill, as the 2013 campaign was one of the best in college football history. Last year had major upsets, underdog programs coming out of nowhere and plenty of entertaining players who made every Saturday exciting. If the 2014 season can be half as awesome as the 2013 season, we’re going to see some...
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Video: North Carolina Football Says It’s “Smart. Fast. Physical.”

The North Carolina football team had a mediocre 2013 season, going 7-6 with a Belk Bowl victory against Cincinnati. In two years under the leadership of coach Larry Fedora, the Tar Heels are 15-10.  Expectations are higher for 2014. Today, North Carolina released what looks like a hype video for the upcoming season.  North Carolina is expected to start the fall ranked in the top...
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Photos: Florida Sending Recruits “Richest People In America” Forbes Magazine Covers

By now, we’ve all been made aware that coaches at top college football programs like to send recruits ridiculous fake magazine covers that show what the future could hold, if the player commits to play for them. But most of the time, the magazines they’re choosing are of the sports variety – Sports Illustrated, ESPN, etc. Florida is apparently going a different route, one that...
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Florida State, Oklahoma, Alabama And Oregon Favored In Every Game This Year, Five Teams Underdogs Once

Golden Nugget unveiled its first round of college football lines for the 2014 season yesterday, releasing its odds for more than 200 of this season’s best games. After carefully looking through all of the games on the schedule, sports betting expert RJ Bell noticed something intriguing: as currently constructed, four teams are favored in every game they will play. Also of note...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Golden Nugget Releases Betting Lines On Over 200 College Football Games, Including Alabama vs. Auburn

Redemption time for Alabama? The 2014 college football season is just over two months away, which means Las Vegas is starting to get its act together on the betting front. We’ve already showed you a number of different ways that you can make (or lose) some money this year, including win totals and College Football Playoff odds. This time around, via Golden Nugget, we’ve got betting...
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Photo: Jake Heaps Transferring From Kansas, Instagrams Thank You To Jayhawks Fans

Charlie Weis announced today that quarterback Jake Heaps, wide receiver Andrew Turzilli, and running back Darrian Miller will be transferring out of the Kansas program. Heaps and Turzilli are graduating and will be able to play immediately elsewhere.  Heaps, who started for the Jayhawks in 2013, instagrammed a “thank you” to Kansas fans.  Heaps threw for 1414 yards, eight...
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Kenyan Drake Agrees That Teammate Amari Cooper Is The Best Wide Receiver In The Country

Alabama wide receiver Amari Cooper is certainly one of the best wide receivers in the Southeastern Conference, especially after the departures of Texas A&M’s Mike Evans and LSU’s Odell Beckham Jr. But is he one of the best in the entire country? His teammate, running back Kenyan Drake, certainly thinks so. Drake, responding to a tweet from the fake Amari Cooper account (more...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Cyrus Kouandjio explains why he changed from Auburn to Bama

On Feb. 2, 2011 Cyrus Kouandjio announced to a nationally televised audience that he would be playing college football at Auburn. A few days later, the five-star offensive line prospect changed his mind and signed with Alabama.  Why did that happen? The former Crimson Tide offensive tackle, selected by the Buffalo Bills in the 2014 NFL Draft, walked SaturdayDownSouth.com through...
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Video: 94-Year-Old Nebraska Fan Plays School’s Fight Song On His Accordion

Here’s a little something that should make Nebraska fans smile as we all try to beat the college football offseason blues. A woman who claims to be neighbors with a 94-year-old Nebraskan named Lawrence has posted a video of him playing one of the school’s fight songs, “There Is No Place Like Nebraska”, on his accordion. The neighbor is trying to circulate the video and asks...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Some Loser With A Fake Amari Cooper Twitter Account Is Making Racist Comments, Fooling Fans, Bloggers

As fantastic as Twitter can be, as we all know, there are many negatives associated with the social media platform. One such issue deals with fans making fake accounts and purposefully attempting to destroy the character of their targets. For whatever reason, Alabama wideout Amari Cooper has been one of those targets for a while now. A fake handle with over 50,000 followers, @AmarICooper...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: FSU ballboy 'Red Lightning' in camp collision

It appears that Red Lightning, Florida State’s popular ball boy, also known as Frank Grizzle-Malgrat, isn’t quite game ready. Today, he wasn’t paying attention at a Seminoles’ camp and he got laid out by a player.  It makes sense. It’s the middle of June, a couple months before the 2014 college football season begins. Red Lightning can’t be expected to be in top form...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Coach Cal Letting 3 Fans Be “Honorary Coaches”, Sit On Bench For Big Blue Bahamas Tour

When John Calipari’s Kentucky Wildcats make their way to the Bahamas this August, they’ll have three extra “coaches” on staff. That’s because Coach Cal and the school are selecting three “honorary” coaches for their Big Blue Bahamas tour who will have their airfare, hotels, transportation and tickets paid for by the program. Each coach will get to sit on the bench with...
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