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4-Star Safety Jonathan Sutherland Reveals 5 Finalists, Decision Date

Alexandria (Va.) four-star safety Jonathan Sutherland revealed his five finalists and decision date this evening on Twitter. Sutherland will announce his college commitment on Sunday, July 24, choosing from Boston College, Syracuse, Michigan, Penn State and Wisconsin.  I will be announcing my commitment July 24th!! #Michigan #Syracuse #PennState #BostonCollege #Wisconsinpic.twitter...
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July 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Miami Lands Commitment From 3-Star WR Evidence Njoku, Brother Of Current ‘Canes TE

Miami just picked up a big commitment, courtesy of Cedar Grove (N.J.) three-star wide receiver Evidence Njoku.  Njoku is the younger brother of current Hurricane tight end David Njoku.  Blessed ‼️ Thankful Beyond Measure #WhatsTheProgram  pic.twitter.com/fOilTu2mIs — E83 (@Evidence_Njoku) July 19, 2016 The younger Njoku is the No.90 wide receiver in the 2017 class according...
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Ohio State Dismisses RB Bri’onte Dunn From Program For Rules Violation

Dunn’s career in Columbus is over. Ohio State announced this evening that it has dismissed running back Bri’onte Dunn from the program due to a violation of team rules.  Urban Meyer shared the news in a statement released moments ago.  “Bri’onte Dunn has been dismissed from the Ohio State football program for a violation of team rules.” Dunn, a running back from Canton...
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Report: ACC, ESPN Closing In On TV Network Deal

Twitter/@theACC For a long time, there has been talk about a possibility of the ACC and ESPN combining to form the ACC Network, like the channel has done with the SEC. According to the News and Observer‘s Luke DeCock, the time for the ACC Network could be coming soon. DeCock says the league is close to agreeing to a new TV deal with ESPN, which will include the formation of an...
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July 18, 2016  |  Discuss

4-Star CB Tre’ Shaw Picks North Carolina Over Auburn, Clemson, South Carolina

Four-star cornerback Tre’ Shaw, a product of Ellenwood, Georgia, announced Monday that he’ll be playing his college football at North Carolina starting in 2017. The 6-foot, 180-pound star dropped the news on Twitter. He chose the Tar Heels over Auburn, Clemson, and South Carolina. #GoHeels pic.twitter.com/9CRcxQ5VIv —Tre’ Shaw(@BcgTr3) July 18, 2016 I am officially a ...
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CB Charles “Peanut” Tillman Retires From NFL After 13 Seasons In Hilarious Video

Longtime NFL cornerback Charles “Peanut” Tillman has retired from the NFL after 13 seasons, he announced tonight in hilarious fashion.  Tillman, who played his first 12 seasons with the Chicago Bears before suiting up for the Carolina Panthers in 2015, dropped a tremendous three-minute video during which he runs around and “Peanut Punches” objects out of people’s hands...
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Johnny Manziel apologizes to Texas A&M fans on Twitter

Former Texas A&M star quarterback Johnny Manziel had an interesting day on social media Monday. Stop us if you’ve heard that before. Seriously though, Manziel, who claims to have been sober for two weeks now, first took to Instagram to declare that he’ll be back playing football because “it can’t end like this.” Next, he responded to a tweet he was tagged in featuring...
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Johnny Manziel Takes To Instagram: “It Can’t End Like This, It Won’t”

Former Texas A&M star quarterback Johnny Manziel appears to be turning over a new leaf. Manziel, who has supposedly been sober for two weeks now, took to Instagram this afternoon after attending a friend’s wedding with a message for anyone doubting him. Manziel, in short, says that he’ll be back. It’s pretty clear he’s tired of all the negativity, though. You...
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Pac-12 Confirms Meeting With Houston Athletic Director

It is no secret that Houston is trying to position itself for the next round of conference expansion. With the Big 12 stuck at 10 teams, and the conference’s power base being in Texas, that league has been viewed as the most likely option, but adding Houston to a league that already has Baylor, TCU, Texas, and Texas Tech may not be that attractive for member schools. Could Houston...
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Report: Banning Kickoffs In College Football Has Been Discussed

Is the kickoff soon to be extinct? The American Football Coaches Association’s board of trustees and the NCAA Division I Football Oversight Committee have engaged in “preliminary” discussions about the possibility of banning kickoffs in college football, according to CBSSports’ Dennis Dodd.  Per Dodd, the reason for these conversations is a simple one: player safety. ...
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NFL Player Has Perfect Response To Kim Kardashian vs. Taylor Swift Feud

If you’re a parent, you know that you have to have the answers to all of life’s questions – just in case one of your children gets curious. Apparently, one NFL lineman – Detroit’s Geoff Schwartz – is worried about having to explain one particular topic to his children later in life. Schwartz, in response to the rekindling of the Kim Kardashian vs. Taylor Swift feud last...
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No. 1 Overall Seed In NCAA Tournament Will Be Allowed To Pick Location Of 1st Weekend Games

Twitter/@Gary_ParrishCBS Landing the No. 1 overall seed in the NCAA Tournament is about to get significantly more valuable. The NCAA is implmeneting a new rule, which will essentially allow the team that lands the top overall spot in the tournament to choose where it will play its opening weekend games. From CBS: One twist coming next season: The No. 1 overall seed will be able...
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July 18, 2016  |  Discuss

UNC Lands Commitment From Sharpshooting 2017 G Andrew Platek

Northfield (Mass.) Mount Hermon three-star Andrew Platek announced on Twitter this afternoon that he has verbally committed to the University of North Carolina.  Incredibly proud and excited to announce my commitment to the University of North Carolina! #GoHeels — Andrew Platek (@PlatekFor3) July 18, 2016 The 6-foot-4, 190-pound Platek is the No. 45 shooting guard in the 2017...
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July 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Video: Kentucky Basketball Officially Releases 2016 Non-Conference Schedule

Kentucky basketball will face off against some of the premier programs in college basketball to start the season, including Michigan State, UCLA, North Carolina, Louisville, and Kansas. The Wildcats officially announced their full non-conference slate today, with a series of videos posted to Instagram. We will be releasing our nonconference schedule throughout the day. Check...
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July 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Alabama OL Alphonse Taylor suspended after DUI arrest

Alabama has suspended offensive lineman Alphonse Taylor indefinitely following a weekend arrest for DUI, head coach Nick Saban announced in a statement on Monday afternoon. Taylor was arrested early Sunday morning. #Alabama HC Nick Saban releases statement on DUI arrest of sr. G Alphonse Taylor, who is "indefinitely suspended": pic.twitter.com/PDHF0hb6JP — Alex Byington (...
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4-Star DE Deonte Johnson Reveals Top 10 On Twitter

Sacramento (Calif.) Luther Burbank four-star defensive end Deonte Johnson has cut his sizable offer list down to a top 10, which he revealed this afternoon on Twitter.  Thanks to the 100 schools that offered me, I appreciate you all, as the season comes near here are my top 10#AGTG pic.twitter.com/bYCOiS1Ya6 — Deonte DJ Johnson (@King_DJ01) July 18, 2016 The No. 8 weak-side...
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5-Star PF Wendell Carter Drops Loaded Final 8 On Twitter

Atlanta (Ga.) Pace Academy five-star power forward Wendell Carter, one of the top players in the 2017 class, has cut his list down to eight schools.  Carter announced his final 8 on Twitter minutes ago: Duke, Georgia Tech, North Carolina, Harvard, Arizona, Cal, Georgia and Kentucky.  final 8  pic.twitter.com/lJu6lJKGox — Wendell Carter Jr (@wendellcarter34) July 18, 2016 The...
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Photos: Mike Gundy’s Mullet Is The Talk Of Big 12 Media Days

The Big 12 Media Days kicked off today in Dallas, and while expansion and adding a conference title game were hot topics once again, it was the haircut of a prominent head coach that stole the show. Oklahoma State’s Mike Gundy showed up at the event rocking a bona fide mullet, and its “business in the front, party in the back” look had social media abuzz.  UPDATE: This is...
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July 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Kentucky Lands Florida WR Clevan Thomas

After a visit to Kentucky over the weekend, it didn’t take Florida product Clevan Thomas long to make a decision. The Miami native committed to the Wildcats, making him the fourth receiver to join Mark Stoops’ 2017 recruiting class. He shared details of the decision with 247Sports. “Kentucky really, really wanted me,” Thomas said. “I saw the facilities and I was like dang...
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July 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Tennessee Has Added RB Jeremy Lewis To 2016 Class

It is mid-July, but the Tennessee Volunteers are apparently not done bolstering their 2016 recruiting class. According to a report by 247Sports‘ Ryan Callahan, the Vols have added three-star running back Jeremy Lewis to the class, and he has enrolled at UTK for summer courses. More on the unexpected addition, from Callahan. The 6-foot-1, 193-pound Lewis signed with Trinity Valley...
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July 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Nebraska QB Tommy Armstrong Posts Cool Tribute To WR Jordan Westerkamp Ahead Of Senior Season

After a tumultuous first season under Mike Riley, Nebraska football has some fairly high expectations heading into 2016. The Cornhuskers probably can’t lose heartbreaking games with the regularity that they did in 2015, have one of the more talented rosters in the Big Ten West, and return a senior quarterback-receiver duo in Tommy Armstrong Jr. and Jordan Westerkamp. Westerkamp...
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July 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Photo: Ohio State Fans Troll Alabama By Using Nick Saban Statue In “O-H-I-O”

The last time the two storied programs met on the gridiron, the Ohio State Buckeyes ran all over the Alabama Crimson Tide en route to capturing the 2014 College Football Playoff National Championship. Alabama fans shouldn’t be too broken up about it, the team won the title this past year, but a group of Ohio State fans passing through Tuscaloosa decided to have some fun at the...
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Photo: Tennessee Fans Annoyed With Nike After Company Releases New Shirt With Incorrect Tristar Logo

Tradition is extremely important to college football fans, even if it comes in the form of minutiae that those outside of a given fan base may not understand. That was very evident with the release of a new Tennessee Volunteers shirt from Nike, which features a lot of cool detail and imagery that should make UT fans very excited. Unfortunately, the shirt also contains a fairly significant...
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July 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Johnny Manziel Addresses Sobriety In Statement: “I’m Not Saying I’m Never Drinking Again”

Instagram/jmanziel2 During a trip to Cabo last month, former Texas A&M Heisman winner Johnny Manziel announced that on July 1, he would go sober in order to get his life back on track and work back into football shape. To his credit, it appears that Manziel has accomplished that for the last few weeks. In response to a feature written by The Washington Post‘s Kent Bebb, Manziel...
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July 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Former Duke Star Tyus Jones Named NBA Summer League MVP

Former Duke star point guard Tyus Jones, who was drafted by 24th overall back in 2015, has been named the MVP of the NBA Summer League. Jones, who saw his playing time for the Minnesota Timberwolves increase late in the season, has been stellar this summer, averaging 19.4 points, 6.2 assists and 4.4 rebounds in seven games thus far. He’ll attempt to win his team a Summer League...
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