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Photo: Georgia Tech Has The Words To The “I Believe” Chant Displayed On Scoreboard At Bobby Dodd Stadium

One of the biggest things to come from the 2014 World Cup is the emergence of the “I Believe That We Will Win” chant. While it has been around for some time, it has become an insanely popular chant, as ESPN has used it for US soccer commercials, and while it has been used by US soccer supporters for some time, it has become more popular than ever among more casual fans. Today...
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July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Arizona Tweets At Arizona State, Asks If The “Sun Devils” Are Rooting For Belgium’s “Red Devils”

Sports fans with all different rooting interests have banded together to support the USMNT in the World Cup, but there is still room for a barb or two between rivals, especially when it comes to Twitter. With less than an hour before the U.S. begins its knockout round match with Belgium, Arizona Athletics tweeted at Arizona State Athletics to make sure the Sun Devils weren’t pulling...
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July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Excitement For Football Is High In Columbus, Ohio State Students Purchase Nearly 30K Season Tickets

The Ohio State football program has lost only two games during the two seasons it has been coached by Urban Meyer, but they were the most recent, and most important, two contests. The Buckeyes fell to Michigan State in the Big Ten title game and Clemson in the Orange Bowl, ending a 24-game winning streak.  Anticipation and excitement for the Ohio State football program is still...
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July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Florida And Miami Agree To Men’s Basketball Home-And-Home; Game In Gainesville This Season

While Florida and Miami fans would probably really love for the two schools to set up a long-term football series, they’re getting the next best thing: a basketball home-and-home. The Gators will host the Hurricanes this November 17 in Gainesville, and Miami will host its game in the 2015-16 season. Florida, Miami announce home/home series … In men’s basketball — Brett McMurphy...
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July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Photos: Texas A&M Fan’s BBQ Smoker, Tailgate Setup Puts All Others To Shame

When most people head off to tailgate for a college football game, they bring some chairs, some sandwiches, a cooler with some beverages and a cornhole set. What you’re going to see below is so much more impressive it’s laughable. A Texas A&M fan named Kyle recently built his own tailgate “rig”, which, among other things, houses the most impressive BBQ smoker we’ve...
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July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Bill Self Canceled Today’s Kansas Basketball Workout So He And His Players Could Watch USA-Belgium

The majority of America will likely pause whatever they’re doing from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. E.T. today. The United State’s men’s national soccer team is in the knockout stage of the World Cup and it takes on Belgium this afternoon in Brazil.  Bars and homes across the country will be packed with working professionals and students who’ve put their responsibilities on hold to watch...
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July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Ohio State Brings Back Orlando Pace’s “Pancake” Heisman Campaign To Disparage Belgium, Waffles

One of the running jokes in the Twittersphere over the last few days leading up to the US men’s national soccer team’s matchup with Belgium has involved a breakfast mainstay, Belgian waffles, and how Americans should “boycott” them. Today, Ohio State men’s soccer decided to join in on the fun with the help of Ohio State football legend Orlando Pace. The Buckeyes decided...
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July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Louisville’s AD Takes Shot At Kentucky, Implies That “Little Brother” Is Now Bigger

Louisville officially became a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference today. The Cardinal’s athletic director, Tom Jurich, held a press conference this afternoon to discuss the move, the state of Louisville sports, how he hopes the ACC will benefit his school, how his school with benefit the ACC, etc.  Also, naturally, Jurich was asked about the rivalry with Kentucky, and how...
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July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Penn State Football Gives An Inside Look Into Its Summer Workout Program

Ever since Penn State hired James Franklin to be its head football coach, the school has put an emphasis on making videos that give an inside look into some of the things happening in the football program. The latest example of that came yesterday, when the school put out a cool video of its summer workouts. The video shows Penn State players lifting and doing speed and agility drills...
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July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

The 20 Questions John Calipari Thinks Every Recruit Should Ask The Programs That Are Recruiting Them

John Calipari has built the most talented college basketball program in the country with his ability to persuade top recruits to play in Lexington.  The 55-year-old national championship-winning coach had the No. 1 class in the country in 2013, 2011, 2010 and 2009, and the No. 2 class in 2014 and 2012, according to 247Sports.com. Those elite recruiting crops have helped Kentucky...
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July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Notre Dame Unveils New “Custom” Blue And Gold Under Armour Football Cleats

Notre Dame may not be switching conferences today, like Maryland, Rutgers and Louisville, but the school is switching up its official apparel supplier. Today, the Irish officially replaced Adidas with Under Armour, which signed on to rep ND for 10 years back in January. If the below photo is any indication, Notre Dame fans are going to like what they see from their new partner....
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July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Alabama’s Kirby Smart Says He’d Be Comfortable Spending Rest Of His Career As Crimson Tide’s Defensive Coordinator

Each offseason, Kirby Smart’s name seems to appear on the list of assistant coaches ready to become head men. The Alabama defensive coordinator has been in his post in Tuscaloosa since 2007, helping Nick Saban develop one of the country’s fiercest defensive units on a yearly basis.  Smart, 38, makes $1.28 million each season, the highest salary in the nation for an assistant...
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July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Tweet: Notre Dame take playful shot at L'ville joining ACC

One of college basketball’s most memorable games of the last five years was 2013′s matchup between Notre Dame and Louisville, when the two schools slugged it out in a five overtime game in South Bend that the Fighting Irish won, 104-101. This was one of the last times the two played each other as members of the Big East, as Notre Dame left for the ACC the following year, while...
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July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Photos: Johnny Manziel Partied With Justin Bieber, Floyd Mayweather Monday Evening, Police Were Called

Johnny Manziel hit a new level of partying Monday evening.  According to TMZ.com, the Cleveland Browns quarterback had a good time with Justin Bieber, Floyd Mayweather, Tyga, Tyrese, Chantel Jeffries and others at Bieber’s Beverly Hills home. The police reported to the house early Tuesday morning due to the music blaring from Bieber’s house being too loud, TMZ says.  Johnny...
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July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo: Iowa State Unveils New Matte Helmets For 2014 Season

We’ve got another college football program altering its look just a bit ahead of the 2014 season. This time, it’s the Iowa State Cyclones who will be wearing new matte helmets for “select” games during the 2014 campaign. The school made the announcement Tuesday morning, electing to ditch the traditional glossy look for at least a game or two this fall. Here’s a shot of...
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July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Jameis Winston Reportedly Purchases $8-10 Million Insurance Policy

Whenever Jameis Winston decides to declare for the NFL Draft, he will likely be a top-five selection, and perhaps the No. 1 overall pick. However, there’s a chance that something happens that causes Winston’s draft stock plummets. Should that happen, Yahoo Sports’s Rand Getlin reports that Winston took out an $8-10 million large disability and “loss of value” insurance...
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July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Ohio State QB Stephen Collier Claims “90%” Of Team Convo Involves High School Bragging Rights

When Ohio State’s football players take the field suited up in scarlet and grey, they’re obviously all about the team they currently play for – the Buckeyes. But according to freshman quarterback Stephen Collier, off the field, “90%” of the conversation is still about their high school squads. Collier joked on Twitter last night that every player on the team seems to think...
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July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Photos: Notre Dame Has Officially Made The Switch From Adidas To Under Armour

As of 12:01 a.m. this morning, Notre Dame athletics is officially with Under Armour, ending a 17-year relationship with Adidas. The Fighting Irish inked a 10-year, $90 million deal with the Baltimore based company, as part of the biggest apparel partnership in NCAA history.  Notre Dame joins Maryland, Texas Tech, Auburn and South Carolina as major schools sponsored by Under Armour...
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July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: USMNT hype video '#AreYouReady'

With the Group Stage of the 2014 World Cup over and done with, things are much simpler for all teams still alive – win and go through. Team USA, which has reached the round of 16 for the second straight World Cup, has a date with Belgium at 4 PM EST Tuesday with a spot in the quarterfinals on the line. The Belgians, who are ranked No. 11 in the world according to FIFA, have looked...
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July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo: Ha Ha Clinton-Dix Fulfills Promise, Buys His Mom A House After Signing NFL Contract

Former Alabama safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, who was drafted 21st overall by the Green Bay Packers last month, promised his mother he’d buy her a house someday to pay her back for all she’d sacrificed for him. As you’ll see below, the future NFL star wasted no time in following through. Just four weeks after signing a four-year, $8.34 million contract with the Packers, Clinton...
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June 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo: C.J. Mosley Pays Tribute To Fellow Alabama Linebacker Great Derrick Thomas At Hall Of Fame

New Baltimore Raven linebacker C.J. Mosley would do well to follow in the footsteps of fellow Alabama linebacker legend and Kansas City Chief great Derrick Thomas. Thomas. a nine-time Pro Bowler, was inducted to the NFL Hall of Fame in 2009, nine years after his tragic passing following a car accident. He still holds the NFL record for sacks in a game, with seven, and got to the...
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June 30, 2014  |  Discuss

In An Official Survey, This Student-Made Florida State Logo Was Over 5 Times More Popular Than The School’s New Graphic

When Florida State’s new logo was first leaked back in early April, it seemed like the majority of Seminoles fans took exception to the number of changes the school had made. It turns out that it might be even more unpopular than was originally thought. A number of researchers put together an online public opinion survey to take a look at how fans and students were reacting to...
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June 30, 2014  |  Discuss

NCAA To Allow For Waivers For Athletes To Profit On Name And Image, Specifically For Performance And Art

Much of the discussion created by the O’Bannon trial and other debates stems from the NCAA rules against its athletes from profiting on their own image and likeness. Widespread changes to this rule may be coming, as the NCAA does not seem to have performed very well in court, but the organization is already walking back some of these restrictions, with athletes who also create...
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June 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo: Check Out This Awesome Cake That Honors Former St. John’s Basketball Coach Lou Carnesecca

Sports-themed cakes have become a pretty cool trend lately. Earlier today, we showed you a cake that depicted the Louisville Cardinals’ logo, and over the last few weeks, there have been plenty of other notable confections. While most of these cakes have been related to weddings, the latest awesome cake that came across our radar pays tribute to legendary St. John’s basketball...
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June 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Jameis Winston Pranks Lineman Cameron Erving, Trust Falls On Him While Asleep On The Bus

Another year with Jameis Winston in college football means another year of his quirky sense of humor, and of course, pranks on teammates. This afternoon, senior offensive tackle Cameron Erving fell asleep on a bus trip, with his head hanging in the middle of the aisle. Obviously, Winston couldn’t let that opportunity slide. ACC defenses learned not to sleep on Jameis Winston...
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June 30, 2014  |  Discuss
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