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Former LSU DL Trey Lealaimatafao Sentenced To 6 Years In Jail After String Of Robberies

Twitter/@max_olson Last June, defensive lineman Trey Lealaimatafao was removed from the LSU program after he was involved in an altercation at a bar. Just over a year later, Lealaimatafao faces six years in prison. He was charged for his involvement in a string of robberies in Los Angeles back in January, along with former USC tight end Bryce Dixon, who received his own six year...
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July 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Video: Draymond Green Taking Helicopter Ride Over New York City Day After Arrest

Former Michigan State superstar Draymond Green has had an interesting few days, to say the least. Just after 2:00 a.m. on Sunday morning, Green was arrested for assault after reportedly slapping a man outside of an East Lansing restaurant. It apparently isn’t weighing on him too much, though. This afternoon, he posted a Snapchat story from a helicopter flying over New York City...
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July 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Florida LB Jarrad Davis Says Tennessee Game Is Fun Every Year “Because We Win”

Florida has beaten Tennessee 11 straight times on the gridiron, a streak that no doubt rankles any Vols fan. This season, UT is favored to win the SEC East, and should have a strong chance to snap their skid against the Gators. If they needed any more motivation to do so, Florida linebacker Jarrad Davis provided it today at SEC Media Days. Florida LB Jarrad Davis on UF’s domination...
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July 11, 2016  |  Discuss

SEC Unveils New Conference Tag Line At Media Days

SEC Media Days kicked off this afternoon, and while most of the news is geared towards the individual members teams, coaches, and players in attendance, the league made an announcement as well. The SEC unveiled a new conference tag line at the event: “It Just Means More.” New tag line for the SEC: pic.twitter.com/GjkD1oS4hz — Chuck Dunlap (@SEC_Chuck) July 11, 2016 For football...
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July 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Jared Sullinger to sign with Raptors

Former Boston Celtics forward Jared Sullinger has a new team. The ex-Ohio State star, who was non-tendered by the Celts over the weekend, will sign with the Toronto Raptors, he announced on Twitter. WE THE NORTH #0 — Jared Sullinger (@Jared_Sully0) July 11, 2016 According to The Vertical’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Sullinger’s deal is a one-year contract. Free agent Jared...
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July 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Tate Martell Writes Heartfelt Thank-You Letter Documenting His Elite 11 And The Opening Experiences

Ohio State five-star quarterback commit Tate Martell was one of the Elite 11 finalists this year and was one of dozens of highly-rated recruits participating in The Opening last week.  For many players, The Opening is something that sticks with them for a long time after they leave the event. It appears Martell is one of those prospects. Today, Martell penned a heartfelt thank-you...
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July 11, 2016  |  Discuss

5-Star PF Jeremiah Tilmon Announces He’ll Play For Illinois

Illinois basketball fans – rejoice. The Illini have landed one of the most coveted recruits in college hoops. Five-star power forward Jeremiah Tilmon, who hails from East Saint Louis, Illinois, will be staying home for his collegiate experience. Tilmon, a 6-foot-11, 220-pound player, announced the news on Twitter. Tilmon had offers from a number of other powers, including Indiana...
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July 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Green 'slapped' taunting fan at nightclub

Monday morning, it was reported by MLive.com that former Michigan State forward Draymond Green had been arrested for assault over the weekend in East Lansing. Details of his arrest are finally starting to trickle out. According to Evan Sernoffsky of the San Francisco Chronicle, Green “slapped” a taunting fan at a nightclub in East Lansing. He’s also reporting that the victim...
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July 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Steve Spurrier Announces New Memoir “Head Ball Coach” To Be Released In August

The ever-entertaining Steve Spurrier may no longer be coaching college football, after his abrupt retirement from South Carolina last fall., but we’re sure to get our fill of great anecdotes from the legendary coach later this summer. Spurrier announced that his autobiography Head Ball Coach, written with Gridiron Now and Southern Pigskin’s Buddy Martin, will be released on...
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Danny Kanell Trolls Auburn For Not Suspending 4 Players Arrested For Marijuana Possession

ESPN’s Danny Kanell never misses an opportunity to troll the SEC – especially when the topic involves an ACC program. Monday, at SEC Media Days, Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn announced that four Tigers players – Byron Cowart, Carlton Davis, Ryan Davis and Jeremiah Dinson – will not be suspended after being arrested April 30 for possession of marijuana. Malzahn said that the...
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July 11, 2016  |  Discuss

2016 Home Run Derby: Meet The MLB’s 8 Contestants

Major League Baseball’s All-Star Break has begun, and tonight, eight of the sport’s top sluggers will compete in the Home Run Derby at Petco Park in San Diego. This year, the eight contestants have been seeded into a bracket-style tournament. Want #WorldSeries tickets? You need to be perfect in @TMobile #HRDerby Bracket Challenge: https://t.co/KUvg9Fpo5l pic.twitter.com/OpHUmW8fNq...
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July 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Draymond Green Reportedly Arrested For Assault In East Lansing

Twitter/@NBAcom Former Michigan State forward Draymond Green, who plays for the NBA’s Golden State Warriors, was arrested for assault Sunday in East Lansing, according to MLive.com. The publication is reporting that no details of Green’s arrest have been released. MLive is also reporting that the East Lansing police department has confirmed that it did arrest an NBA player –...
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July 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Photos: Alabama Ring Guy Brought A Title Belt To Troll Auburn At SEC Media Days

SEC Media Days begin today, and while Alabama isn’t hitting the floor in Hoover until Wednesday, one of the event’s biggest Crimson Tide celebrities is already present. Alabama Ring Hat guy, who has shown up to Media Days wearing a giant foam Alabama title ring on his head, is there taunting Auburn today with a title belt. He doesn’t have his signature hat on, unfortunately...
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July 11, 2016  |  Discuss

ESPN Announces Max Kellerman Will Take Over For Skip Bayless On First Take

Max Kellerman, co-host of ESPN’s SportsNation, will be taking on a new role at the Worldwide Leader. Monday morning, Kellerman was officially announced as Skip Bayless’ replacement on the network’s morning show First Take. Bayless left ESPN for FOX a few weeks back. The selection of Kellerman doesn’t come as a surprise – as FOX Sports radio show host Colin Cowherd quasi...
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July 11, 2016  |  Discuss

ESPN’s FPI Ranks All 128 College Football Teams Heading Into 2016 Season

ESPN College football season will be here in less than two months. If you’re looking for a quick primer on which teams are the favorites to take home the hardware in 2016, we’ve got you covered. ESPN’s FPI, which, according to the network, is a “measure of team strength that is meant to be the best predictor of a team’s performance going forward for the rest of the season”...
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July 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Georgia DL reportedly asleep at wheel during DUI arrest

Sunday morning, it was reported that Georgia defensive lineman Jonathan Ledbetter had been arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence and underage possession of alcohol. The details from the alleged incident, which have now been reported by the Athens Banner-Herald, are troubling. Ledbetter was reportedly found asleep in his car sitting at a traffic light. Police were...
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July 11, 2016  |  Discuss

NBA Legend Tim Duncan Retires After 19 Seasons

Tim Duncan, a five-time NBA champion who is recognized as one of the greatest players of all-time, is officially hanging it up. Duncan announced Monday morning that he’ll be retiring after 19 seasons in the NBA – all with the San Antonio Spurs. Duncan’s decision was announced on the team’s website. Duncan was drafted No. 1 overall back in 1997. He led the franchise to NBA...
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July 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Las Vegas SuperBook Releases Odds For SEC Teams To Win League Title

Alabama has been the team to beat in the SEC for almost a decade now, and in 2016, it doesn’t look like that’s going to change.  The Las Vegas SuperBook has odds out on each team’s chances to win the SEC, and it won’t surprise you to hear that the Crimson Tide has the best odds of taking the title. Alabama has 3/2 odds on reaching the SEC Championship Game and winning it...
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July 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Notre Dame Lands 4-Star Guard Robert Hainsey

Notre Dame got some solid news Sunday night at The Opening. Four-star offensive guard Robert Hainsey, a 6-foot-4, 275-pound player for the class of 2017, announced his commitment to the Irish on Twitter during the event. Hainsey chose Notre Dame over Michigan and Michigan State. Hainsey is ranked as the 17th-best player in the state of Florida – and the fourth-best offensive guard...
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July 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: The UFC has sold for $4 Billion

The UFC has sold itself for $4 billion.  According to multiple reports, the talent group WME-IMG is leading a team that has acquired the fighting league.  TMZ Sports reports that Dana White will stay on in a major presence, serving as president, while the Fertittas brothers (who acquired the league in 2000 for $2 million) will go from majority owners to minority investors. ...
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July 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Georgia Now Has The No. 1 Recruiting Class In The SEC For 2017

It might not end up this way, but right now, Georgia has the No. 1 recruiting class in the SEC for 2017.  On a day in which the Bulldogs landed commitments from two four-star prospects – running back Toneil Carter and offensive tackle Andrew Thomas – Kirby Smart’s program has vaulted past Alabama for the top spot in the conference.  Georgia now has the No. 1 recruiting class...
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July 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Georgia Lands Commitment From 2017 4-Star OT Andrew Thomas

A couple of hours after landing a commitment from a four-star running back in Toneil Carter, Georgia has landed a pledge from a four-star offensive lineman.  Andrew Thomas, a 6-foot-5, 195-pound offensive tackle out of Atlanta, has committed to the Bulldogs.  He announced his commitment at The Opening and shortly thereafter Kirby Smart took to Twitter to share his excitement....
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July 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Alabama QB Blake Barnett Praises Crimson Tide 4-Star Commit Tua Tagovailoa For Performance At The Opening

Tua Tagovailoa shined at The Opening Finals in Oregon today. The four-star dual-threat quarterback in the 2017 class committed to Alabama led his 7-on-7 team to the tournament’s championship. He earned constant praise from the recruiting analysts covering the event.  The 6-foot-1, 215-pound prospect from Hawaii was named MVP of the 7-on-7 tournament earlier this evening.  Tagovailoa...
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July 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Alabama 4-Star QB Commit Tua Tagovailoa Wins MVP Of The Opening’s 7-On-7

Alabama’s been dominating the recruiting trail under Nick Saban so it makes sense that one of the program’s commits would dominate the biggest recruiting showcase of the year.  Tua Tagovailoa, a four-star quarterback in the 2017 class committed to the Crimson Tide, has been named the MVP of The Opening’s 7-on-7 tournament.  The 6-foot-1, 215-pound dual-threat quarterback...
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July 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Deyonta Davis Agrees To Richest Deal Ever For American-Born Second-Round NBA Draft Pick

Slipping into the second round surely wasn’t Deyonta Davis envisioned when he declared for the NBA Draft after his freshman season at Michigan State.  It’s all worked out quite well for the 19-year-old big man, though.  Davis gets to go play for a team with playoff aspirations in Memphis while getting money similar to a mid-to-late first-round selection.  Yahoo! Sports...
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July 10, 2016  |  Discuss
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