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Tate Martell Has Been Recruiting These Two 5-Star Wide Receivers Non-Stop This Week

The biggest recruiting event of the year is taking place in Oregon this week. Nike is holding “The Opening Finals,” a national recruiting showcase, at its headquarters.  No college football program has more commits at the event than Ohio State, which sent a record 11 players.  One of those players, four-star quarterback Tate Martell, is doing a bit of recruiting for Urban Meyer’s...
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4-Star DE Tyjuan Garbutt Decommits From Virginia Tech, Says Hokies Still Lead

Fredericksburg (Va.) Riverbend defensive end Tyjuan Garbutt has decommitted from the Hokies, he announced on Twitter minutes ago. Garbutt originally pledged to Va. Tech in February and still considers the program his leader, he said.  VT is still my leader!! pic.twitter.com/mLHejnxnv2 — 4️⃣ (@tyjuangarbutt4) July 6, 2016 Garbutt is the No. 18 weak-side defensive end in the...
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Photo: Kevin Durant Hooks Alma Mater Up With Brand New KD 9 Sneakers

Fresh off his big decision to sign with the Golden State Warriors in free agency, former Texas star Kevin Durant hooked his alma mater up with a bunch of new KD 9 sneakers. The kicks are all-white, and Flyknit material. The program thanked Durant on Instagram.  Thanks for the new kicks @easymoneysniper #KD9 #hookem A photo posted by Texas Basketball (@texasmbb) on Jul 6...
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Here Are The Odds Of The Warriors Going Undefeated In 2016-17

If you think there’s no team in the NBA that can beat the Golden State Warriors in 2016-17, put some money down and become a very, very rich person.  The online sportsbook, 5Dimes, has released odds on the Warriors’ upcoming season, including: the odds of Golden State going undefeated in the regular season, the odds of Golden State going undefeated in the playoffs and the odds...
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SEC Announces Player Representatives For Every Program At Upcoming Media Days

SEC Media Days kick off next Monday in Hoover, Ala., and the league has announced the three players from every program that will be in attendance. SEC Media Days student-athlete attendees announced https://t.co/e42R6125bB — SEC (@SEC) July 6, 2016 The full list: Alabama: Jonathan Allen, Senior, DLO.J. Howard, Senior, TEEddie Jackson, Senior, DB Arkansas: Brooks Ellis, Senior...
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Big 12 To Discuss Expansion Within The Next Two Weeks

Whether to expand the Big 12 Conference or not expand could be determined within the next two weeks. Oklahoma athletic director Joe Castiglione remained unconvinced, telling CBS Sports that the concept of growing the league beyond 10 teams has ended “for the time being.” Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby, however, remains more optimistic. The league announced in June that it would...
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Louis Murphy Gets Locked Inside Museum After Falling Asleep Drunk At Florida Teammate’s Wedding

Louis Murphy had a good time at wedding of a former Florida Gators’ teammate this weekend. A very, very good time.  The night ended kind of poorly, though.  The Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ wide receiver woke up early Saturday morning locked inside the Flagler Museum, where former Florida teammate and Ravens receiver Deonte Thompson had his wedding the night before.  From tampabay...
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Athletes React To Alton Sherling Shooting

On Tuesday, July 5, tragic news broke of a black man killed by a police officer in Baton Rouge, LA. The victim, Alton Sterling, was shot multiple times in front of a convenience store, where he frequently sold CDs.  The news is being shared rapidly across social media platforms through horrific footage of the event taken in a witness’s car. The graphic video shows two police...
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Oklahoma Announces 3-Game Football Series With Temple

Oklahoma has added another non-conference opponent to its future scheduling. The program announced Wednesday that the Sooners will play Temple in a three-game series that starts in 2024. The Sooners and the Owls will play twice in Norman and once in Philadelphia.  OU will get home games in 2024 and 2028. Temple will get one home contest in 2025. It’s considered a two-for-one deal...
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Report: Shannon Sharpe To Star Opposite Skip Bayless In New FOX Sports 1 Show

In June, rumors emerged that former NFL star tight end Shannon Sharpe was a leading candidate to join FOX Sports 1′s upcoming Skip Bayless-helmed debate show. According to a new report by Awful Announcing‘s Andrew Bucholtz, that is coming to fruition. It looks like Skip Bayless has found his next debate partner. There were reports last month that ex-NFL star Shannon Sharpe...
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Reggie Miller Writes An Essay Ripping Kevin Durant’s Decision To Leave Oklahoma City

You can count Reggie Miller among the many former NBA stars who aren’t fans of Kevin Durant’s decision to leave Oklahoma City and join Golden State.  The hall of fame sharpshooter has written an essay for Bleacher Report in which he rips the All-Star forward’s free agency move.  Miller, a five-time NBA all-star who played for just one team (the Indiana Pacers) his entire...
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Urban Meyer Said He “Teared Up” When Kyrie Irving Hit NBA Finals-Winning Shot

Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer is a Toledo native and has been a vocal supporter of the Cleveland Cavaliers during the team’s last two trips to the NBA Finals.  Today, while speaking at his youth football camp in Ashtabula, Ohio, Meyer said he “teared up” when Cavs point guard Kyrie Irving hit what ended up being the game-winning three-pointer in Game 7 of this year’s...
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ESPN Sideline Reporter Shannon Spake Leaves For FOX Sports

Long-time ESPN employee Shannon Spake, who has done sideline reporting for college football, college basketball and NASCAR on the network, is headed to FOX Sports. Spake, who joined the Worldwide Leader back in 2006, will be making her debut this fall as part of a team that includes Gus Johnson and Joel Klatt. She is replacing Molly McGrath as the network’s lead sideline reporter...
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Dwyane Wade Adds Bucks, Bulls To List Of Meetings This Week

NBA superstar Dwyane Wade is still exploring his options – and apparently there are a few more in the mix Wednesday afternoon, per Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Wade, who has played for the Miami Heat his entire career, is taking a meeting with the Denver Nuggets today – where they will reportedly make him a very lucrative offer. But Wojnarowski is reporting that the Milwaukee...
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Bovada Releases ACC Divisional, Conference Championship Odds

With the countdown under 60 days until the start of college football season, oddsmakers and prognosticators are taking a long look at the predicting the 2016 campaign. Las Vegas sportsbook Bovada dropped its updated college football odds today, including lines for the ACC division and league championships. In the Atlantic, Clemson (-110) leads the way, followed by Florida State ...
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Video: Charles Barkley Thinks Kevin Durant’s Move To Golden State Is “Cheating”

While we haven’t heard much from current NBA players regarding Kevin Durant’s decision to leave Oklahoma City for Golden State, we’ve heard plenty from former league stars. Wednesday, TNT analyst Charles Barkley got involved while on ESPN’s Mike & Mike, hurling a few insults Durant’s way. In short, Barkley called what Durant did “cheating”, implying that other players...
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Bovada Releases Big 12 Championship Odds

The 2016 college football season is right around the corner, and fans are gearing up to watch their favorite teams chase glory on the gridiron.   The Las Vegas sportsbook Bovada has released its 2016 conference and national championship odds. In the Big 12, defending champion Oklahoma is the favorite, checking in at -150. The Sooners went undefeated in the regular season last year...
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Video: Alabama Fan Breaks Down, Cries After Daughter Gives Him Crimson Tide Tickets

Few things can bring families together like attending an important college football contest. Last month, an Alabama fan named Megan Powers decided to give her father a fantastic gift – tickets to the Crimson Tide’s upcoming game against Mississippi State. His reaction was incredible. In the below video, alerted to us by Saturday Down South, Powers’ father tears up after realizing...
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4-Star OT Kai-Leon Herbert Commits To Michigan With Ridiculous “Walking Dead”-Themed Video

A week after naming his three finalists—Florida, Miami, and Michigan—four-star offensive tackle Kai-Leon Herbert has announced that he will join the Michigan Wolverine, and he did it in one of the most entertaining ways possible. The 2017 Fort Lauderdale product revealed his decision moments ago, tweeting a link to a video produced by Bleacher Report. With a clear Walking Dead...
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Bovada Releases Over/Under Win Totals For 23 College Football Teams

Twitter/OU Which college football programs are best positioned to reach the College Football Playoff this upcoming December? If you think you know the answer, you can now place your bets. Bovada, an offshore casino, has released a number of different odds and lines – including prop bets – for the 2016-2017 season. It includes over/under win totals for 23 of the nation’s top...
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CBS Sports: Oklahoma Sooners Had Best 2015-16 Of Any School

Instagram/baker_mayfield On the gridiron, Baker Mayfield led Oklahoma to a berth in the second-ever College Football Playoff. On the hardwood, Buddy Hield lit up the nets en route to the Final Four. Throw in women’s gymnastics and softball national titles, and the Sooners had a really unbelievable season across the board in 2015-16. CBS Sports weighed the results from this past...
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ESPN Releases ‘Future Power Rankings’, Names Alabama Top Dog

Which college football programs are in the best shape to maintain success moving forward? ESPN attempted to answer that question this week, using an interesting methodology. A panel of the network’s analysts – Heather Dinich, Brad Edwards, Travis Haney, Sharon Katz, Tom Luginbill, Ted Miller, Adam Rittenberg and Mark Schlabach – used five different metrics to answer the question...
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Oklahoma Drops Awesome “60 Days” Hype Video

We are roughly two months from the start of the 2016 college football season. Oklahoma’s match-up with Houston is one of the marquee games of the first weekend. The Sooners are continuing off-season preparations for the high-powered Cougars, and the program dropped a very cool “60 Days” hype video last night.  60#OUDNA pic.twitter.com/3CILrS1A35 — Oklahoma Football (@OU_Football...
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Oxford Police Poke Fun At Les Miles For Cop Movie Role

Yesterday, The Advocate’s Ross Dellenger shared a photo of LSU head coach Les Miles in costume for his role as a police offer in the upcoming psychological thriller Camera Obscura.  Last night, the always-active Oxford Police Department couldn’t resist taking a jab at Miles and his role as a cop.  Season hasn’t even started and some people are already looking for a new job...
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Report: Ray Allen Considering NBA Return, Could Suit Up For These 4 Teams

Yesterday, news broke that the Golden State Warriors were interested in luring Ray Allen out of retirement. The Dubs have reportedly been trying to entice the sharpshooting Allen to make a comeback since 2014, and if they are able to seal the deal, he’d be another addition to their already bountiful off-season free agent haul. However, if Allen does return to the court, Golden...
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