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Iowa 4-Star RB Commit Eno Benjamin, A Texas Native, Is “So Glad” He Didn’t Pursue Baylor

Eno Benjamin, a four-star running back in the 2016 class, committed to Iowa over Baylor, Michigan and Texas, among other programs.  This afternoon, shortly after it was announced that Baylor is firing head coach Art Briles amid the program’s sexual assault scandal, Benjamin took to Twitter to express his relief in not committing to the Bears.  The Wylie, Texas native says he’s...
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Report: Baylor DC Phil Bennett Expected To Be Interim Head Coach

Baylor will name defensive coordinator Phil Bennett as its interim head coach after the dismissal of Art Briles, according to a report from Yahoo Sports’ Pat Forde.  Forde also said Baylor’s offensive coordinator Kendal Briles, Art’s son, remains in place as of now.  Baylor expected to make defensive coordinator Phil Bennett interim coach, per source. Kendall Briles to remain...
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Baylor Linebacker Taylor Young Says He Won’t Play Until Bears Re-Hire Art Briles

One Baylor linebacker is planning on boycotting the team until the Bears’ re-hire Art Briles.  It was announced this afternoon that Baylor is firing Briles, 60, amid the program’s sexual assault scandal. Multiple Baylor players have been accused and/or charged with assault.  Baylor junior linebacker Taylor Young says he doesn’t think he can play for anyone else and that he’s...
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Baylor Players React On Twitter To News Of Art Briles’ Dismissal

Multiple reports have emerged reporting the dismissal of head football coach Art Briles in the midst of a sexual assault scandal. Baylor is expected to confirm the news shortly, but Briles already broke the news to his players via text, according to ESPN’s Brett McMurphy. The players then took to Twitter to express their feelings at the decision.  Linebacker Taylor Young:  Will...
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Report: Baylor To Dismiss Head Coach Art Briles Amid Scandal

One of college football’s top coaches has been fired. Amid the sexual assault scandal that has enveloped Baylor University and its football program, ESPN’s Brett McMurphy and Craig Smoak report that the school has dismissed head coach Art Briles, and that he has told the team via text message. Baylor expected to release announcement at 11am dismissing HC Art Briles. — Craig...
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2017 5-Star Offensive Tackle Isaiah Wilson Will Take Official Visits To These 5 Schools

Isaiah Wilson, a five-star offensive tackle in the 2017 class, has set his list of official visits.  The 6-foot-6, 354-pound prospect out of Brooklyn is ranked the No. 4 offensive tackle and No. 20 player in the class by 247Sports’ Composite Rankings.  He will take official visits to: Alabama, Georgia, LSU, Michigan and USC.  Wilson announced his plans on Twitter.  pic.twitter...
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Maryland Lands Commitment From 2016 4-Star Small Forward Justin Jackson

It’s been a pretty great 24 hours for Mark Turgeon.  Late Wednesday night, star point guard Melo Trimble announced he was withdrawing from the NBA Draft and returning to Maryland for his junior season.  And, today, the Terrapins landed a big commitment in their 2016 class. Former UNLV commit Justin Jackson, a four-star forward out of Canada, has committed to Maryland.  Highly...
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Videos: Gus Malzahn, Nick Saban Team Up To Support Philip Lutzenkirchen Foundation Golf Tournament

You won’t often find Gus Malzahn and Nick Saban on the same side, but the two head coaches of Alabama’s college football powerhouses came together to support a great cause on Tuesday: the Lutzie 43 Invitational golf tournament. The event, benefiting the foundation started by the family of former Auburn tight end Philip Lutzenkirchen, who was tragically killed in a car accident...
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Ezekiel Elliott “Shell-Shocked” During His First Dallas Cowboys’ Practice

Ezekiel Elliott is probably going to be the Dallas Cowboys’ starting running back, but it’s going to take some time for the former Ohio State star to adjust to the NFL.  The former Buckeyes’ standout participated in his first full Cowboys’ practice during OTAs this week.  Elliott said after the practice that he was “shell-shocked” by the speed of everything.  Teachable...
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Mark Cuban Trashes ESPN Around The Horn Panelist Tim Cowlishaw On Twitter

ESPN Around The Horn panelist Tim Cowlishaw and Dallas Mavericks’ billionaire owner Mark Cuban engaged in a fairly eventful Twitter war late Wednesday evening.  Cowlishaw, who also serves as a columnist for the Dallas Morning News, first took a playful jab at Cuban, who is reportedly very interested in being Hillary Clinton’s running mate.  Why Mark Cuban is the perfect...
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Photo: Clemson OL Jay Guillermo Shows Off ACC Championship Ring

Clemson’s 2015 ACC Championship rings have arrived, and the Tigers’ center Jay Guillermo showed his off on Twitter this morning.  These rings have a really cool design, featuring the ACC Championship trophy and the Tiger paw logo. Just a little something from the #ACCchampionship #clemsonfb pic.twitter.com/xtrSDZdhEk — Jay Guillermo (@Jay_Guillermo57) May 26, 2016 Will Guillermo...
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Photo: Auburn To Wear Cool New Thigh Pads With Team Logo

Auburn will be making a change to its uniforms ahead of the 2016 college football season. Don’t freak out, Tiger fans. It is a pretty minor one, and we bet even the most tradition-oriented fan can appreciate this. Auburn is teaming with treDCALS to add the ‘AU’ logo to the team’s thigh pads, adding some cool detail to a part of the uniform that rarely has any. The newest...
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Auburn RB Roc Thomas, Former 5-Star Recruit, Transferring To Jacksonville State

Auburn junior running back Roc Thomas, a former five-star recruit who rushed for 261 yards and one touchdown a year ago, will be leaving the Tigers, according to AuburnSports.com’s Jay G. Tate. Thomas is headed to Jacksonville State, where he’ll be eligible to play immediately. Thomas, a 5-foot-10, 200-pound tailback, has two years of eligibility remaining. “Roc Thomas is...
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Texas Sports Anchor Blasts Art Briles: “He Has Failed The Women At Baylor”

Baylor University has been embroiled in a sexual assault scandal centered largely around the football program. The university has reportedly fired its president Ken Starr, though the institution denies such reports.  Renowned Texas sports anchor Dale Hansen of WFAA blasted Starr and head football coach Art Briles earlier this week during the latest edition of his segment “Unplugged...
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College Basketball Expert Ken Pomeroy Releases His Preseason Top 10

Last night, we hit the deadline for underclassmen who hadn’t signed with an agent to pull out of the NBA Draft, so a few uncommitted recruits aside, we have a pretty good idea of what the rosters for the 2016-17 college basketball season will look like. And the more things change, the more they stay the same. Duke and Kentucky each bring in a handful of monumentally talented freshmen...
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Maryland's Melo Trimble returning to school

Melo Trimble is coming back to school for his junior season.  It was announced Wednesday night that the Maryland star point guard is taking his name out of the NBA Draft and returning for the 2016-17 season.  Trimble had declared for the 2016 NBA Draft but didn’t hire an agent, meaning he could return to school if he wanted to. And that’s what he’s done.  BREAKING:...
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May 25, 2016  |  Discuss

2017 5-Star RB D’Andre Swift Releases Loaded Top 5 On Twitter

D’Andre Swift, the No. 1 all-purpose running back in the 2017 class, has released a top five list on Twitter.  The 5-foot-10, 204-pound five-star prospect out of Philadelphia is ranked the No. 31 player in the class by 247Sports’ Composite Rankings.  Swift’s top five: Alabama, Clemson, Florida State, Georgia and Penn State.  Decisions pic.twitter.com/DkustHpsLw — SWIFT7...
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May 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Nebraska’s Andrew White Announces He’s Returning To The Huskers

Andrew White is coming back to Nebraska.  The Huskers’ junior guard had declared for the NBA Draft without an agent, but announced this evening that he was withdrawing and returning to school.  White, a 6-foot-7 guard, made the announcement on Twitter.  Very good performances and experiences through pre-draft but I will be doing one more year of College Basketball. — Andrew...
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May 25, 2016  |  Discuss

ESPN Longtime Sideline Reporter Heather Cox Reportedly Leaving For NBC

ESPN reporter Heather Cox is expected to leave the network for NBC, The Big Lead is reporting.  Cox, 45, has been with the World Wide Leader since 1995. She’s served a number of roles at ESPN, but her most-prominent position of late has been her sideline reporting gig on ABC’s Saturday night game of the week telecast with Chris Fowler and Kirk Herbstreit.  The Big Lead says...
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May 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Florida Lands Commitment From 2017 Defensive Tackle Jordon Scott

Jordon Scott, a three-star defensive tackle in the 2017 class, has committed to Florida.  The 6-foot-1, 345-pound prospect out of Largo, Fla. is ranked the No. 60 DT in the class by 247Sports’ Composite Rankings. He picked the Gators over Florida State, among other programs. He had recently received offers from Tennessee and Ole Miss.  Scott announced the news on Twitter with...
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May 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Former Georgia Star Todd Gurley Reveals His ‘Running Back U’ Power Rankings

TMZ Sports caught up with former Georgia running back Todd Gurley today, asking the Los Angeles Rams’ star about Evander Holyfield’s son, Elijah, playing for the Bulldogs.  The discussion led to Gurley revealing his “Running Back U” power rankings.  Gurley’s rankings:  Georgia LSU Alabama Here’s the video.  The real “Running Back U” might not be any of those...
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May 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Kentucky Basketball Reveals Jersey Numbers For The Wildcats’ Incoming Freshmen

Kentucky’s incoming freshmen class, a six-man group ranked the No. 2 class in the country by 247Sports, has decided on their jersey numbers.  The Wildcats revealed on Twitter this afternoon the jersey numbers to be sported by De’Aaron Fox, Bam Adebayo, Malik Monk, Wenyen Gabriel, Sacha Killeya-Jones and Brad Calipari.  Here they are.  #32 in honor of my late cousin https...
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May 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Photo: 5-Star Georgia Commit Richard LeCounte Hung Out With Bulldog Great Todd Gurley Last Night

Five-star safety Richard LeCounte III is one of the top recruits in Georgia’s 2017 recruiting class, and last night, he received the Prep Male Athlete of the Year award given out by the Savannah Morning News. At the event, he had the chance to meet a recent Georgia great, Los Angeles Rams running back Todd Gurley, who was the event’s keynote speaker. It’s A Great Day To Be...
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May 25, 2016  |  Discuss

4-Star JUCO WDE Isaiah Buggs Drops Loaded Top 8

2017 Ruston (LA) four-star weak-side defensive end Isaiah Buggs, rated as the No. 6 overall JUCO player and the No. 1 defensive end in the country by 247 Sports, dropped his top eight schools on Twitter Wednesday afternoon.  As you would imagine, the list is loaded.  For the next few months im going to be spending my time looking into these schools closely. Thank youpic.twitter...
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May 25, 2016  |  Discuss

The 5 Most-Underrated College Football Teams By The Oddsmakers Entering 2016

Yesterday, we ranked the five most-overrated college football teams in the country based on the odds the sports books are giving them to win the national championship.  Twitter/Playoff. You can see those five teams here.  Now, we’re ranking the five most-underrated teams by the oddsmakers.  These are five teams whose national championship odds are a little too low, in our...
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May 25, 2016  |  Discuss
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