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Photo: Marshall Unveils Very Green New Uniforms

Expectations are incredibly high for the Marshall Thundering Herd in 2014. Led by a Heisman hopeful in quarterback Rakeem Cato, many think that the Conference USA power has the ability to run the table this season, and make choosing the first set of four teams for the College Football Playoff that much trickier.  Marshall will certainly look slick as they make their bid for an undefeated...
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August 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo: Ohio State Has The BCS National Championship Game, Which No Longer Exists, On Its Locker Room Schedule

It’s nothing new to see a college football program adding a desired postseason game or two to the upcoming schedule that coaches post around the facilities. But if you’re going to go that route, at least make sure the game still exists. Judging by a photo taken Sunday by Sports Illustrated’s Stewart Mandel, Ohio State appears to have added a number of contests to its 2014 slate...
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August 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo: Miami Incorporating Dodgeball Into A Practice Drill

Legendary fictional coach Patches O’Houlihan, from the movie Dodgeball, once said that “if you can dodge a wrench, you can dodge a ball.” There was nothing in the movie about dodging linebackers and safeties, but apparently Miami coach Al Golden and his staff saw value in some of O’Houlihan’s practice drills. It appears that the Canes are using dodgeballs in camp this...
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August 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo: Robert Griffin III Had Two Cancer Survivors Autograph His Practice Cleats

Robert Griffin III has had an up-and-down first two years in the NFL, but it’s hard to argue that the Washington quarterback isn’t totally classy. Yesterday, he tweeted out a picture of his practice cleats, which he had autographed by two inspirational cancer survivors. Typically, the star quarterback and Heisman winner would be the one doing the autographing, but Griffin definitely...
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August 10, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: UK's Andrew Harrison breaks defender's ankles

The University of Kentucky men’s basketball team is taking on the Puerto Rican national team reserves as part of the Big Blue Bahamas Tour. So far, it’s been a pretty back and forth game, but one of the most notable moments came late in the first half, when Wildcats point guard Andrew Harrison absolutely destroyed a Puerto Rican defender with one of the nastiest crossovers you’ll...
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August 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Photos: Auburn Has Huge Mural Of Post-Iron Bowl Field Rush In Athletic Complex

The field rush after Auburn’s dramatic Iron Bowl win last season was truly a sight to behold, and now that image has been put on a huge mural in Auburn’s athletic complex. Field and court rushes can be controversial on occasion, but no one was complaining about Auburn fans mobbing the field after a win unlike anything anyone had ever seen. Fan friendly: A little perspective...
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August 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Jameis Winston: “I’m Going To Be Even Better Than I Was Last Year”

Florida State redshirt sophomore quarterback Jameis Winston, in his first year as the starter, won the Heisman Trophy and led his team to a last-minute win over Auburn in the BCS National Championship Game. Winston clearly has had his off-the-field issues, but on it, he’s been nothing short of spectacular. But apparently Winston thinks he can improve. He told reporters Sunday morning...
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August 10, 2014  |  Discuss

C.J. Spiller Praises Clemson Support At Preseason Game In Charlotte, Takes Jab At Teammate E.J. Manuel, Florida State

Twitter/@CarLewis91 With the Buffalo Bills holding the title of “Clemson north,” there’s little surprise that the stands were pretty orange for the team’s game down in Charlotte on Friday. C.J. Spiller is perhaps the team’s best player, Sammy Watkins is an emerging star at receiver that the Bills clearly coveted in the draft, and safety Jonathan Meeks performed well in...
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August 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo: Les Miles Makes An Appearance At Paul Finebaum’s Book Signing In Baton Rouge

To promote his new book My Conference Can Beat Your Conference: Why the SEC Still Rules College Football, Paul Finebaum held a book signing at a Books-A-Million in Baton Rouge, Louisiana last night. During the book signing, Finebaum got a surprise visitor, LSU head football coach Les Miles, who picked up a copy of the book. Look who surprised @finebaum at his book signing tonight...
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August 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Bad Idea: Florida State Lets Fans Ask Jameis Winston Questions On Twitter…

Florida State starting quarterback Jameis Winston, last season’s Heisman Trophy winner, has had a tough time staying out of the headlines in the past year. In November of 2013, Winston was investigated for an alleged sexual assault that took place back in 2012. In April of 2014, Winston was cited for stealing crab legs and crawfish from a Tallahassee Publix. Last month, it was...
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August 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Ohio State Recruit Recounts What Nick Saban Told Him About Johnny Manziel

The Cleveland Browns are currently facing the Detroit Lions in a preseason NFL game. Most years, the casual sports fan wouldn’t watch these two franchises play during a regular season contest, let alone a meaningless exhibition.  Tonight is different, though, because Johnny Manziel is playing for the Browns. Everyone seems to be watching. Social media has been littered with comments...
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August 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Nick Saban Takes A Shot At Alabama Media, “I’ll Be Watching Film While Y’All Watch Golf, Movies”

Nick Saban is known for being somewhat difficult to deal with if you’re a member of the Alabama football media. He’s not quite Bill Belichick, but he’s close.  Tonight, following the Crimson Tide’s inner-squad scrimmage, Saban met with reporters. He appeared to take a subtle shot at the work ethic of those who cover his team.  Saban: “I’ll be watching (film) tonight...
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August 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Calipari pulls a Norman Dale, measures height of rim

One of the most memorable scenes from the greatest basketball movie of all time, “Hoosiers,” occurs when the Hickory High team enters the massive Hinkle Fieldhouse gym.  Overwhelmed by the sheer size of the arena, coach Norman Dale, played by Gene Hackman, calms the nerves of his players by measuring the size of the court. The squad’s smallest player, “Ollie,” climbs the...
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August 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Ranking college football's 15 most difficult schedules

Auburn’s schedule = brutal Given both the postseason structure and the fact that not all conferences are created equal, it’s often very hard to predict which college football teams are going to put together championship-caliber seasons. A team’s schedule, whether fans like it or not, can be the difference between playing for a national title and playing in a second or third...
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August 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Go Inside The Florida Football Program With This Behind-The-Scenes Footage Of The Gators Fall Camp

Florida is one week into its preseason training camp. Outside of a reported scuffle between the wide receivers and the defensive backs, nothing too crazy has happened as the Gators prepare for their 2014 campaign.  Still, it can be entertaining to watch one of college football’s storied programs prepare for the season ahead.  Today, Florida released a video highlighting the first...
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August 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Preview Of SEC Network’s Alabama All-Access Show, Gives Inside Look At Crimson Tide Program

The SEC Network debuts Aug. 14 and with it should come a lot of interesting programs. ESPN’s new channel, which will be available to more than 90 million people, will, of course, focus on the country’s best football conference.  So, it should come as no surprise that one of the SEC Network’s shows will feature the conference’s most successful football program.  “Alabama...
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August 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo: The Cleats Cincinnati’s Kicker Will Wear This Season Are Pretty Awesome

In college football, when it comes to uniforms, kickers often have it the worst.  Their helmets usually can’t be garnished with cool visors, their numbers are typically in the 90s, their pads normally smaller or nonexistent than those of their teammates.  Wearing creative cleats might be a specialists only chance to better their look on the field. Cincinnati’s kicker, Andrew...
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August 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo: A Trio Of North Carolina Basketball Alums, NBA Players Worked Out Together In Miami

If North Carolina put together an NBA team featuring only former Tar Heels, the squad would be quite competitive. That’s, of course, not allowed.  Instead, the various North Carolina alums playing in the NBA have to compete against one another on separate teams. They can still work out together in the offseason, though. That’s what former teammates Kendall Marshall, Harrison...
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August 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Ohio State RB Ezekiel Elliot Tells Buckeye Nation Not To Worry Following Wrist Surgery

Ohio State running back Ezekiel Elliot had surgery on his fractured left wrist earlier Saturday morning, as reported by Ari Wasserman of Cleveland.com. The injury occurred during a Friday practice and it’s reportedly a minor one. The sophomore should be back on the field by the end of next week.  Following his surgery, Elliot, who’s presumed to be the Buckeyes’ starter in...
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August 09, 2014  |  Discuss

South Carolina’s Steve Spurrier Takes A Shot At The NCAA Following O’Bannon Trial Ruling

Friday was a landmark day for collegiate athletics. A federal judge ruled in the Ed O’Bannon v. NCAA case, opening the door for student athletes to profit off their image, likeness, etc. Today, South Carolina’s Steve Spurrier was asked about the decision. His response is what you would expect from one of the most entertaining coaches in college football.   Spurrier: “Can’t...
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August 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo: Louisville RB Michael Dyer Is Looking Incredibly Jacked On Picture Day

It’s picture day for the Louisville football program.  The Cardinals, unranked in the preseason Coaches Poll, are taking their team photo on the field at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium.  Senior running back Michael Dyer has won the award for the most intimidating looking player on the roster.  BREAKING NEWS! Michael Dyer is even more jacked than he was last year. Good god....
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August 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo: It’s Nap Time In The Ohio State Football Locker Room

Friday, we showed you a picture of the memory foam air mattresses given to every Ohio State football player.  Today, the Buckeyes are putting them to use.  Ohio State is currently in fall camp and today is a two-a-day day for the Columbus program. Urban Meyer’s players are tired following their morning practice and they’re currently getting in some rest on their makeshift beds...
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August 09, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Fan makes South Carolina hype video

South Carolina fans have enjoyed quite a ride under head coach Steve Spurrier, who has built the program into a national power over the last decade. But the Gamecocks still have not gotten the chance to play for a national title in the era – they’ve finished the last three seasons with 11 victories each, but haven’t been able to put it all together in any one year. Many SC...
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August 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Kentucky Football Players Explain Its Defense’s Nickname, “The Bad Boys”

After a really bad 2013, Kentucky football’s defense is looking to improve in 2014. The unit had the second worst defense in the SEC last year, allowing 427.2 yards per game. Entering 2014, the defense has a new ultra-aggressive mindset, and thanks to senior defensive end Bud Dupree, a new nickname: “The Bad Boys.” In the video below, members of the defense explain the nickname...
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August 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Here’s Video Of Michigan’s Players Reacting Their New “Go Blue” Alternate Uniforms

It’s fair to say that fan reaction to Michigan’s new alternate “Go Blue” uniforms has been mixed – some like the idea of the school going with an all-blue outfit for one game this season, while others prefer the program sticking to its traditional threads. In the video you’ll see below, it’s apparent that the players too seem to be split on the special digs they’ll...
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August 09, 2014  |  Discuss
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