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5-Star DE Oluwole Betiku Says You’ll Never See A Notre Dame Player Act Like Marshawn Lynch

Gardena (Calif.) Junipero Serra five-star defensive end Oluwole Betiku is the No. 1 weak-side defensive end in the 2016 class, according to 247Sports’ Composite Rankings. He holds offers from big-time programs from all regions of the United States, including Notre Dame.  At Nike’s The Opening in Oregon yesterday, Betiku was asked by Andrew Ivins of Blue and Gold Illustrated...
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Dallas Mavericks’ Owner Mark Cuban Blasts Chris Broussard For His Report On De’Andre Jordan Saga

If you’re a sports fan, unless you spent yesterday in a bubble, you know all about the drama that unfolded involving NBA free agent center De’Andre Jordan. Jordan, who has played for the Los Angeles Clippers since entering the league in 2008, gave a verbal agreement to the Dallas Mavericks over the weekend that he would be signing with them once the league’s moratorium period...
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Photos: Adidas Reveals New UCLA Football Uniforms

After teasing the release over the weekend, adidas dropped the first reveal of its new UCLA football uniforms minutes ago on Twitter. LA’s new wave of speed. @UCLAFootball‘s new TECHFIT x #Primeknit uniform. #BruinRevolution #teamadidas pic.twitter.com/kgaeM0S00H — adidas Football US (@adidasFballUS) July 9, 2015 Set the trends, then break the mold. @UCLAFootball‘s new...
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4-Star DB Eric Cuffee Releases Top 11

Waco (Tex.) four-star defensive back Eric Cuffee has released his current top 11 schools. Cuffee tweeted the list out last night after participating in the first day of Nike’s The Opening in Oregon.  MY TOP AS OF NOW pic.twitter.com/1u4zotgkjD — WACO CUFFEE (@JaeRican27) July 9, 2015 The 5-foot-11, 188-pound Cuffee is rated as the 24th-best cornerback in the 2016 class according...
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Photo: USC 4-Star LB Commit Daelin Hayes Got The “SC” Logo Shaved Into His Hair At The Opening

Daelin Hayes, a four-star linebacker in the 2016 class, is currently committed to USC.  The 6-foot-4, 250-pound prospect out of West Bloomfield, Mich., is just a verbal commitment, but it doesn’t seem like you need to worry about his loyalty, Trojans’ fans.  Hayes is currently in Oregon for Nike’s The Opening. He recently got a haircut. It’s pretty fresh and pays tribute...
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Video: Michigan TE Jake Butt Does His Best Odell Beckham Jr. Impression With Cool Catch Video

Michigan tight end Jake Butt is getting in on the Odell Beckham Jr. impression game.  The New York Giants’ wide receiver posted a video of himself making some crazy catches while lying down earlier this week. Butt has attempted to replicate the video.  It’s pretty impressive.  A little work from today.. pic.twitter.com/jOmzgujgmg — jake butt (@JBooty_88) July 9, 2015 Not bad, Jake.
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5-Star Detroit WR Donovan Peoples-Jones Finishes With Highest Rating At The Opening

Nike “The Opening” camp in Oregon features one of the most impressive collections of high school football talent in the country, but one 2017 wide receiver has emerged with the highest “Sparq Rating” in the camp. Detroit native Donovan Peoples-Jones, a five-star player from Cass Tech, finished with a camp-high 149.49 rating, and was named champion. Congratulations to the...
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SEC Network Host Predicts Alabama Will Lose 5 Games This Season

Look away, Alabama fans. SEC Network host Peter Burns has a prediction for the upcoming college football season and you’re not going to like it.  Burns said today on ESPN’s The Paul Finebaum Show and, later, on Twitter, that the Crimson Tide will lose five games – four regular season games and a bowl game – this season.  I think Bama goes 8-4 and loses a bowl game. HATE...
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Photo: An Urban Meyer Quote Is Showcased In Oregon’s Football Facility

The man who prevented Oregon’s football program from winning its first national championship this past January is showcased in the Ducks’ facility.  A quote from Urban Meyer, whose Ohio State team defeated Oregon in the inaugural College Football Playoff championship game, is displayed inside the Ducks’ headquarters.  It’s a quote about Oregon, though, so it kind of makes...
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Nebraska Football: Fabian Washington Is Not A Fan Of Huskers’ New Analytics Hire: “The Guys Are Humans Not Robots”

Earlier today, Nebraska athletics announced the hiring of recent UNL PhD recipient Tucker Zeleny as the program’s new Director of Sports Analytics and Data Analysis.  Zeleny will head a newly formed department that will be in charge of working with Nebraska’s 24 varsity sports to collect, analyze and summarize data related to team and individual performance. Zeleny and his...
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Report: ESPN And Keith Olbermann Will Part Ways At End Of Month

Keith Olbermann’s second stint at ESPN, which began two years ago, will come to an end at the end of the month, according to a report from James Andrew Miller, the co-author of the 2011 book “Those Guys Have All The Fun: Inside the World of ESPN.” The second @KeithOlbermann era at @espn has come to a close. There will be no new contract. Current deal which was two years ends...
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Miami Football: Video: Michael Irvin Discusses Diddy Incident At UCLA, Says He Had Cops Called On Him At Son’s Game

On Monday, Michael Irvin Jr., a three star wide receiver/tight end, followed in his famous father’s footsteps and committed to Miami. Irvin Sr. starred at The U in the mid-late 1980s before a long, Hall of Fame NFL career for the Dallas Cowboys.  Irvin spoke with TMZ Sports about his son’s decision, and the conversation turned to the incident involving Sean “Diddy” Combs...
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Video: Duke Released An Awesome “The Journey” Video About Quinn Cook

Quinn Cook’s career at Duke was a special one.  The four-year player, now attempting to make it in the NBA, capped off his time in Durham, North Carolina, with a national championship this past spring.  The Blue Devils’ video production team has put together a fantastic “The Journey” video about Cook’s time with the program. It’s great. 
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Photo: Duke’s Coach K Listens To Kanye While Driving Around Chicago

Beyonce isn’t the only superstar artist Mike Krzyzewski is a big fan of.  The Duke men’s basketball coach is currently in Chicago with assistant coaches Jeff Capel and Jon Scheyer, presumably doing some recruiting.  While he drives around the Windy City, Coach K apparently prefers to listen to one of the city’s greatest artists: Kanye West.  2 Chicago guys (coach K and...
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Video: A Tennessee Fan Made An Incredible “A Storm Is Coming” Hype Video For The Vols’ 2015 Season

If you’re a Tennessee fan, you’ve probably watched a couple hype videos about the Volunteers’ upcoming season. There are a lot of them on YouTube.  None are better than the following hype video, though.  A Tennessee fan created an awesome “A Storm Is Coming” hype video about the Vols’ 2015 season. It’s awesome. You should watch it. 
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Photo: Evan Turner Posts Heartfelt Message After Working Out With Former Ohio State Teammates

Some of the best players of the Thad Matta era at Ohio State were back in Columbus today, working out at the Buckeyes’ facility.  Evan Turner, Jon Diebler, David Lighty and William Buford got some work in together at OSU’s facility.  Following the session, Turner, the 2010 national player of the year, posted a heartfelt and humorous message about his former teammates.   ...
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Baylor Football: BU Sent Commit An ‘Edit’ With His Photo On Custom Gatorade Bottle

At this point, it is probably hard to come up with new ways for football staffers to photoshop players for recruiting purposes, but Baylor seems to have found some uncharted territory. Three-star Bears wide receiver commit Jared Atkinson tweeted out the ‘edit’ that he received from Baylor: him outrunning a defender on a “limited edition” Gatorade bottle. #SicEm Baylor Family...
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Michigan State Football: Michigan State DL Commit Mike Panasiuk Broke The Bench Press Record At The Opening

Michigan State four-star defensive tackle commit Mike Panasiuk is a large (6-foot-3, 285 pounds) young man. He’s also got plenty of strength to go along with that girth, as he showed out at The Opening today. The Roselle (Ill.) Lake Park product broke the event record for most reps on the 185-pound bench press.  Broke the opening bench press record of all time — Big Baby (...
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Photo: Ezekiel Elliott’s HS Has A Big Framed Poster Of Ohio State’s RB’s Sports Illustrated Cover

ESPN’s E:60 program is in the process of filming a feature on Ohio State star running back Ezekiel Elliott, who burst onto the national scene while leading the Buckeyes to a national championship this past winter.  Some of the filming apparently took place at Elliott’s high school, John Burroughs School, outside of St. Louis. The high school appears to have a massive framed...
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USC 4-Star WR Commit Josh Imatorbhebhe Is Kind Of Killing The Competition At Nike’s The Opening

The best high school football players in the country are currently gathered at Nike’s headquarters in Beaverton, Ore., for the biggest recruiting showcase of the year – The Opening.  Today is physical testing today. Nobody seems to be performing better than USC four-star wide receiver commit Josh Imatorbhebhe.  The 6-foot-2, 205-pound wideout, ranked the No. 35 WR in the 2016...
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ACC Announces 28 Players That Will Attend The 2015 ACC Football Kickoff

Twitter/@theACCfootball The 2015 ACC Football Kickoff, the conference’s preseason media event, will take place from July 19-21 at the Pinehurst Resort in Pinehurst, NC. Today, the league announced the 28 student-athletes—two from each member programs—that will attend the event. Boston College: Mehdi Abdesmad, DTHarris Williams, OL Clemson: Eric Mac Lain, OGD.J. Reader, DT...
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WATCH: Aaron Harrison rejected hard in Summer League

Aaron Harrison isn’t afraid to come into the lane in the NBA, that’s for sure.  He might think twice before doing it again, though.  This afternoon, in Charlotte’s NBA Summer League game against Orlando, the former Kentucky guard went up for a dunk. He was met at the rim by Orlando big man Keith Benson. Harrison was not the victor of the showdown.    Aaron Harrison...
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5-Star LB Caleb Kelly Releases Loaded Top 7 List

Fresno (Calif.) Clovis West five-star linebacker Caleb Kelly is one of the top players in the nation, and he’s narrowed his college choices down to seven schools. It’s an impressive list. pic.twitter.com/l4DZh8QtjT — KANAI™ (@calebkkelly) July 7, 2015 Oklahoma is the overwhelming favorite for Kelly according to 247Sports’ Crystal Ball.
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Michigan State Football: Elite 11′s Trent Dilfer Says Messiah DeWeaver Is Best Recent QB Recruit For Spartans

Michigan State commit Messiah deWeaver is not currently at the top of the Elite 11 rankings, but as a finalist in the prestigious quarterback competition, he’s a pretty great young player. Elite 11 “head coach” Trent Dilfer believes that deWeaver has the chance to be the best quarterback that Michigan State has had in recent years. Dilfer on Messiah deWeaver: Mich St’s had...
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Duke And Kentucky Lead For 7-Foot Center DeAndre Ayton, No. 1 Player In 2017 Class

We’re fairly early in the 2017 basketball recruiting cycle, but DeAndre Ayton, a seven-foot center from San Diego, has emerged as the most talented player in the class. On Tuesday, Ayton named seven schools that he is looking at right now. Rivals writer Brett Dawson caught up with the consensus No. 1 player, who has two schools that stand out. They probably won’t be too surprising...
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