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Sterling Shepard Makes Sweet Catch At Giants’ Training Camp

Sterling Shepard has been drawing rave reviews during his short time with the New York Giants. The Oklahoma Sooners’ rookie is expected to compete for serious playing time in Year 1. Shepard showed why at practice on Thursday. The former Sooners’ star made an awesome, leaping catch over a defensive back during training camp yesterday. Check it out: Sterling Shepard making plays...
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August 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Orlando Pace Congratulated By Urban Meyer On Making NFL Hall Of Fame

Orlando Pace reached football’s mountaintop on Thursday night. The seven-time Pro Bowl offensive tackle was inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame, receiving his gold jacket at a ceremony in Canton, Ohio. Pace, 40, played in the league for 13 seasons, all but one of which came with the St. Louis Rams (he played for the Chicago Bears his final season). He was a three-time first-team...
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August 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Urban Meyer Shares Braxton Miller Tribute Video

Urban Meyer shared a mini-tribute video to one of the greatest Ohio State football players of all-time on Thursday night. The tribute is for Braxton Miller, who spent five seasons in Columbus, Ohio – three as a quarterback, one injured and one as a wide receiver. Miller, a two-time Big Ten MVP, is now a wide receiver in the NFL. He made this ridiculous one-handed catch at practice...
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August 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Former Alabama WR Daylon Charlot Announces Transfer Destination

Wednesday, sophomore wide receiver Daylon Charlot announced he’s be transferring from Alabama. Thursday, he let the college football world know his destination. Charlot is headed to the Big 12 to play for the Kansas Jayhawks. Charlot, who was a four-star recruit out of high school, announced the news on Twitter, thanking head coach David Beaty for the opportunity. He appears to...
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August 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Russian Diplomat Kills Armed Mugger In Rio de Janeiro Ahead Of Olympics

There are many who are worried that the rate of violent crime in Rio de Janeiro could have a very negative impact on this year’s Olympics. The story you’re about to read below certainly suggests it’s warranted. According to Brazilian publication Globo, an armed mugger attempted to rob a Russian diplomat at gunpoint while he was stuck in traffic following the Olympic torch relay...
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August 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Photo: New Alabama Display Has Helmets For Every National Title Year

Alabama is number one, and the Crimson Tide don’t want you to forget it. Today, fall camp is underway in Tuscaloosa. Accordingly, Kaylee Hartung is taking in the team’s preseason plans and expectations. This evening, she tweeted out an image that best sums up the Alabama football culture: the 16 football helmets that frame a College Football Playoff trophy, signifying the...
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August 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Thomas Kithier, 2018 3-Star PF, Commits To Michigan State

Macomb (Mich.) Dakota 2018 three-star power forward Thomas Kithier has committed to Michigan State, he announced on Twitter this afternoon. Kithier was offered by Michigan State in June, and he chose the Spartans over DePaul, Detroit, Oakland, Rice and Wisconsin-Milwaukee. I am extremely excited to announce that I have committed to Michigan State University!#spartandawgs pic.twitter...
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USF Officials Sent A Proposal Letter To Big 12 In July

USF officials sent a letter to Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby proposing the university as the ideal Big 12 candidate. A copy of a letter, dated July 29, USF sent to the Big 12 office, obtained today by https://t.co/4CcWiLBuIj. pic.twitter.com/AbYBuHFYoP — Jake Trotter (@Jake_Trotter) August 4, 2016 The letter, dated July 29, highlights USF’s key strengths. Specifically...
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Nick Saban Told The Media To “Get Your Ass In Gear” After Press Conference

Nick Saban wasn’t in an awesome mood at his press conference following Alabama’s fall camp practice today. (To be fair, he never seems to be in an awesome mood at his press conferences.) The Crimson Tide head coach had to answer questions about Maurice Smith, the player Alabama is denying a transfer to Georgia, and Alphonse Taylor, the offensive lineman potentially being suspended...
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Alphonse Taylor, Suspended Alabama OL, Cleared To Practice

Alabama offensive lineman Alphonse Taylor, who was suspended indefinitely last month following a DUI arrest, has been cleared to practice. Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban announced the news during a press conference this afternoon. While Taylor can practice, it is not clear if Saban will lift his suspension for the team’s season opener against USC. Saban: Alphonse Taylor...
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Russell Westbrook Reveals How He Found Out Kevin Durant Was Leaving

Russell Westbrook is holding a press conference this evening to discuss his $85 million extension with the Oklahoma City Thunder. During the press conference, he discussed Kevin Durant’s decision to leave for the Golden State Warriors. How’d you find out Durant was leaving for the Warriors? The same way Westbrook found out, probably. On the internet. Westbrook, 27, was asked...
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This ‘Heather Gray’ Oregon Concept Uniform Is Very Interesting

With at least 12 games on the horizon this fall, there’s a good chance we see a dozen new uniform looks for the Oregon Ducks in 2016. And yet, the internet’s various college football concept uniform designers keep coming up with new ideas that Nike’s favorite school hasn’t worn yet. The newest Oregon Ducks creation by Alksports, which has been very busy mocking up new designs...
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August 04, 2016  |  Discuss

ESPN Announces Chris Fowler/Kirk Herbstreit/Sam Ponder Will Do Florida State-Ole Miss

ESPN’s top college football crew will be calling the Florida State-Ole Miss game on Labor Day. The Saturday Night Game of the Week crew featuring Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit and, for the first time, Sam Ponder, revealed on Twitter that they’ll be doing the Sept. 5 contest between the Seminoles and the Rebels. The Fowler-Herbstreit-Ponder trio will also be doing the Saturday...
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August 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Russell Westbrook’s Contract Extension Details Revealed

With Kevin Durant headed to Golden State to join the uber-talented Warriors, Russell Westbrook faced quite a dilemma regarding his future. Should he stay, become the top dog for Oklahoma City and try to be the centerpiece as the Thunder tries to rebuild? Or should he bolt after next year for a franchise closer to winning a title? Westbrook answered that question early Thursday morning...
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August 04, 2016  |  Discuss

The 5 Most Overrated Teams In The Preseason Coaches’ Poll Top 25

This afternoon, USA Today released the preseason edition of the 2016 Coaches Poll Top 25. The top of the poll does not come as much of a surprise; defending national champion Alabama will start the year at No. 1. Clemson, which lost to Alabama in January’s College Football Playoff National Championship, slides in behind the Crimson Tide at No. 2. Oklahoma and Florida State, two...
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August 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Savion Flagg, 4-Star SF, Names Top 8

Alvin (Tex.) four-star small forward Savion Flagg has trimmed his list of more than 20 scholarship offers down to a top eight. Flagg unveiled his top 8 a short time ago on Twitter. It contains Miami (Fla.), NC State, Texas, Nebraska, Oregon, Florida, LSU and Texas A&M. Experts regard Savion Flagg as one of the top wing players in the 2017 class. Top Top Top pic.twitter.com...
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Jimmy Jaggers, 4-Star Tight End, Commits To UCLA

Jimmy Jaggers, a four-star tight end in the 2017 class, has committed to UCLA. The 6-foot-4, 244-pound prospect out of Roseville, Calif. is ranked the No. 7 TE and No. 249 player in the class by 247Sports’ Composite Rankings. He picked the Bruins over Alabama and USC, among other programs. Jaggers announced his commitment on Twitter. He says he will be enrolling at UCLA in January...
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August 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Tiger Woods Reacts To Nike’s Decision To Stop Producing Golf Equipment

The success of Nike Golf and Tiger Woods has been tied since 1996. If the former is failing, where does that leave Woods? Tiger Woods has finally responded to news that Nike Golf will end production of golf equipment, which broke yesterday. This afternoon, the original face of Nike Golf took to Twitter to thank the brand. Couldn’t play w/o clubs, balls & bag or men &...
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August 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Louisville Lands 5-Star Center Malik Williams

Five-star center Malik Williams, who is ranked by 247Sports as the 22nd-best player in the 2017 class, has made his official decision on where he’ll be playing basketball next year. Williams, a product of Fort Wayne, Indiana, is headed to Louisville. Williams announced the news on Twitter Thursday afternoon, thanking all the programs that took the time to recruit him. Williams...
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August 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Jason Garrett Updates Ezekiel Elliott’s Hamstring Injury

Ezekiel Elliott suffered his first NFL injury earlier this week. Jason Garrett provided a short update to the injury to the Cowboys’ rookie running back at practice today. Elliott, taken No. 4 overall by Dallas in the 2016 NFL Draft, tweaked his right hamstring near the end of practice on Tuesday. The Cowboys had an off-day on Wednesday, so Elliott was able to get some rest, but...
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August 04, 2016  |  Discuss

The 5 Most-Underrated Teams In The Preseason Coaches Poll

The USA TODAY Amway preseason Coaches’ Poll top 25 was released earlier today. The poll is mostly meaningless now that there is the College Football Playoff (which has its own rankings that comes out later in the season), but that doesn’t mean people aren’t interested in it. The biggest topic of debate with the polls is always this: Who’s overrated? Who’s underrated?...
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August 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Clemson Drops Highlights From 1st Day Of Camp

Clemson, last year’s national runner-up, opened up its 2016 training camp yesterday. The Tigers are considered one of the favorites to win this year’s national championship after coming up just short in 2015. Besides a Heisman candidate at quarterback and an intimidating home field, Clemson is known for its social media presence. The program dropped a highlight video this afternoon...
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August 04, 2016  |  Discuss

ESPN’s Heather Dinich Calls Out Coaches’ Poll Voters, Suggests 4 Teams Are Better Than Alabama

The 2016 Preseason Amway Coaches’ Poll was released Thursday morning, and it appears that the 64 men who are voting this year’s Top 25 seem to think that Alabama, last season’s national champion, deserves the benefit of the doubt heading in this season. Well, ESPN’s Heather Dinich doesn’t get it. Dinich, who essentially covers the College Football Playoff for the network...
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August 04, 2016  |  Discuss

2017 4-Star WR Jaylen Harris Releases Final 5 Schools

Jaylen Harris, a wide receiver from Ohio, narrowed down his interest in football programs to a top five. He released his list of schools today on Twitter. His top five: Alabama, Ohio State, Michigan State, Tennessee and Penn State. Truly Blessed, final 5 pic.twitter.com/DF4WjumByt — Jaylen Harris (@JHarris5_) August 4, 2016 The 6-foot-5, 210-pound high school senior received...
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Tyjon Lindsey, A Four-Star WR In The 2017 Class, Continues To Flirt With Ohio State On Twitter

Tyjon Lindsey, a four-star wide receiver in the 2017 class, is believed by many to be an Ohio State lean. By simply looking at his Twitter, this is easy to understand. The 5-foot-8, 180-pound prospect out of Corona, Calif. posted the following graphic on Twitter today. pic.twitter.com/yuOrI0gRdS — Tyjon A. Lindsey ® (@tyjonlindsey) August 4, 2016 Lindsey, ranked the No. 5 WR...
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August 04, 2016  |  Discuss
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