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Video: UNC Releases “Lone Survivor”-Themed 2014 Football Hype Video

UNC shook off a very rough start to the 2013 season to become one of the scarier teams in the conference by year’s end. The Tar Heels began the year 1-5, but wound up winning six of their final seven games, including a 39-17 blowout of Cincinnati at the Belk Bowl. Coach Larry Fedora certainly hopes to use that momentum entering the 2014 season, and the program seems geared up to...
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June 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Florida State Called Out By Texas A&M Fans For Using 12th Man In Ad Campaign

A Texas A&M fan named Stephanie Jergens noticed something peculiar the other day: Florida State football was using “12TH MAN” in an ad campaign to sell tickets for this season’s Seminole home schedule. @GBHunting @TexAgs @Aggie_Sports @jason_cook Please make this go away! FSU using 12th Man in ad pic.twitter.com/kznAg3fHPV — Stephanie Jergens (@Aggiegoose) June 1, 2014 ...
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June 02, 2014  |  Discuss

5-Star DaMarkus Lodge Appears To Commit To Ole Miss, Immediately Deletes Tweet And Says He Did Not

Social media has certainly made college football recruiting crazier, if a bit more fun. Ole Miss fans were likely celebrating just a few minutes ago, when it appeared that they had unexpectedly landed a huge five-star commitment at wide receiver in Damarkus Lodge.  Various recruiting writers tweeted out the commitment, which seemed to come out of nowhere. On 247Sports’ “crystal...
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June 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Mark Richt Praises Georgia Fans For Forcing Penalty Last Year

Georgia rolled over Kentucky when the two teams met on the gridiron last year, winning 59-17 on the Bulldogs’ home field. One of the many highlights for Georgia came in the third quarter, when the team forced a Kentucky fumble as the Wildcats had the ball in Georgia’s red zone. This came on the heels of Kentucky getting penalized for a false start when the ball was on Georgia’s...
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June 02, 2014  |  Discuss

SEC SID Poll Picks Alabama To Win The Conference, South Carolina To Win SEC East, Preseason All-Conference Teams

We’ve made it to June, so there are only a few summer months until football kicks off. The SEC sports information directors got together over the weekend at a conference, and spent some time putting together their preseason predictions. The 14 directors voted on rankings for the conference (without voting for their own schools). It’s not much of a surprise that Alabama comes...
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June 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Watch Notre Dame Signee Quenton Nelson Obliterate Some Boards At Taekwondo Class

Offensive linemen participate in many activities that benefit their skillsets. Many wrestle, which helps with leverage. Some play basketball, which helps them develop quick footwork. Future Notre Dame tackle Quenton Nelson has been developing a nasty first punch taking taekwondo class.  Check out the Notre Dame signee breaking some boards. He makes it look quite effortless. Nelson...
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June 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Northwestern Shows Off New Uniform Combinations

Few schools love showing off a variety of different uniforms more than Northwestern. In a video released yesterday, Wildcat linebacker Collin Ellis highlighted this year’s three Under Armour uniforms, and the various combinations that they can make. Ellis shows off some of the team’s more traditional looks, like a purple jersey with black pants. He also highlights some of the...
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June 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Texas A&M’s Senior Associate AD Calls Out Florida State For Use Of “12th Man” In Ad

For those unaware, which may include the marketing team over at Florida State, Texas A&M owns the trademark on the term “12 Man”, a reference to the fans at a football game being the extra push that inspires a team to win. Yesterday, after it was made public that the Seminoles used an advertisement with the term on the back of an FSU jersey, Texas A&M’s senior associated...
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June 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Mack Brown To Join ESPN As College Football Analyst

Former Texas head coach Mack Brown may no longer be coaching the Longhorns, but he’s still going to be on your television sets on Saturdays. According to Chip Brown of Horns Digest, Brown is set to become ESPN’s newest college football analyst this fall. He’s reportedly struck a deal with the network. Source tells http://t.co/TR56iu4jRp Mack Brown has reached agreement w/...
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June 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Former Alabama Safety Robert Lester Posts Photo Of All 8 Championship Rings He Won

Despite not being taken in the 2013 NFL Draft, former Alabama safety Robert Lester has found his place in the league and currently plays for the Carolina Panthers after contributing to last season’s playoff team. But just because he’s achieved success in the pros doesn’t mean he mean he’s forgotten where he came from. Sunday night, Lester posted a photo of the eight championship...
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June 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo: Packers Fans Give New Kitten The Amazing Name “Ha Ha Kitten-Dix”

If he hasn’t already figured it out, safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix will soon come to know that his new NFL fanbase in Green Bay is just as fanatical as the one he played in front of in college at Alabama. With a name like “Ha Ha” now available to them, there was little doubt that Packers fans would be using it in short order, and we now have the first pet “Ha Ha” on record....
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June 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo: Kevin Love Spotted At Fenway Park With Rajon Rondo, David Ortiz Tweets About Giving Him Moving Tips

The eventual destination of Kevin Love is going to dominate the NBA offseason headlines, and some serious intrigue has already begun. Love was seen with Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo at Fenway Park today. The Celtics are in rebuilding mode, but certainly have the potential assets to acquire Love if Minnesota wants a few 2014 first round picks. Love and Rondo would be a fun...
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June 01, 2014  |  Discuss

10 College Football Coaches Who May Be Fired If They Don’t Win This Season

Florida’s Will Muschamp has a lot of work to do to win back the fanbase. (Twitter/@ABC1230Sports) Even if they aren’t contenders for the College Football Playoff, every team has something to play for. Some are looking to improve from season to season, to groom young players into future stars, and earn a trip to an exotic bowl game. Other teams have even bigger things at stake—many...
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June 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo: Florida State Using “12 Man” In Advertisements, Texas A&M Fans, Players Are Upset

While the concept of calling the crowd at a home football game the “12 Man” has been widely used throughout the sport for years, the Texas A&M Aggies, who own the trademark on the term, have been doing their best to remind everyone every year that it’s their marketing slogan. Today, Aggies fans are a little upset, as Florida State seems to be trying to get in on the action...
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June 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Louisville Advertising Devante Parker As “College Football’s Most Freakish Athlete”

Louisville football’s success on offense the past few seasons was mostly attributed to the play of former quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, but there is no doubt that he had some solid weapons at his disposal. Today, the Cardinals made sure to remind the public that his top target from a year ago, Devante Parker, will be back for his senior season. The school is advertising Parker...
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June 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo: Check Out This Awesome Groom’s Cake Of Auburn’s Jordan-Hare Stadium With 0.01 Second On The Scoreboard

We’re just a few months ahead of the 2014 college football season, but Auburn fans still aren’t done reliving what happened in 2013. Despite the Tigers ultimately falling in the BCS National Championship Game to Florida State, they certainly had a magical season that was highlighted by two plays in particular. One – the tipped Hail Mary pass from Nick Marshall to Ricardo Louis...
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June 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Alabama Defensive Line Commit Wavering Taking Visits To Rivals: “What Is Not To Love About Auburn?”

As any college football fan that follows recruiting closely knows, a commitment really doesn’t mean anything until signing day—even if you root for a powerhouse Alabama. Four star defensive lineman Jonathan Ledbetter committed to Alabama in January, but his pledge seems anything but solid after a recent visit to Auburn. “What is not to love about Auburn?” Ledbetter said....
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June 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: LSU QB Hayden Rettig To Transfer

Another day, another quarterback from the SEC is transferring. The QB position in the country’s best league has been in flux all off-season, between players entering and leaving the conference, and the departure of stalwarts like Johnny Manziel, Aaron Murray, A.J. McCarron, and Zach Mettenberger.  The latest move is from Mettenberger’s alma mater, LSU. Freshman Hayden Rettig...
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June 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Johnny Manziel To Throw Out First Pitch For Indians Wednesday Night

We’ve seen Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel play some pigskin. We’ve seen him dunk a basketball. But can he throw a strike pitching a baseball? We’ll all find out this Wednesday when he takes the mound to deliver the first pitch for the Cleveland Indians before their game against the Red Sox. The Indians have announced that Johnny Manziel will throw out the first...
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May 31, 2014  |  Discuss

The Last Time Your Favorite CFB Team Won The National Title, This Song Was No. 1 On The Radio

It’s too bad Kansas didn’t win it all in 1939. For fans of some college football programs, it hasn’t been that long since the dream of watching your team win a national championship was realized. But for others, it’s seemingly been an eternity. Diehard supporters can often recall every little thing about the time frame during which their favorite team won a title – all...
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May 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Maryland Basketball’s Incoming Freshman Class To Get Matching “My Brother’s Keeper” Tattoos

The Maryland men’s basketball program’s incoming freshman class is one of their most important in recent memory.  Mark Turgeon’s teams have missed the NCAA Tournament in each of his three seasons in College Park, Md. Five players–Seth Allen, Shaquille Cleare, Nick Faust, Charles Mitchell, Roddy Peters–transferred out of the program following the 2013-14 campaign. The upcoming...
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May 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo: Two Of USC’s Best Ever, Matt Leinart and Mark McGwire, At Dodgers Game

Matt Leinart and Mark McGwire are two of the best athletes to ever come through the University of Southern California.  During his time at USC, Leinart won two national championships, a Heisman Trophy, and finished his career as the all-time leader in touchdown passes and completion percentage. While playing for the Trojans, Mark McGwire was a United States’ Olympian and set...
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May 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Florida, Miami Discussing A Home-And-Home Series In Men’s Basketball

The Florida-Miami football rivalry may be dead for the time being, but the two schools might soon be playing each other on the hardwood.  According to Matt Porter, the Hurricanes’ beat writer for the Palm Beach Post, a home-and-home series is being discussed.  No football yet, but #Gators and #Canes are in talks for home-and-home men’s basketball series, UM source said. ...
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May 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Travel Schedule For SEC Nation Released, Program Will Visit Auburn, Vanderbilt, Florida, Alabama

ESPN released today the travel schedule for “SEC Nation,” the SEC Network’s version of their parent network’s most popular program, “College GameDay.” The show, which will feature host Joe Tessitore and analysts Tim Tebow, Paul Finebaum and Marcus Spears, will broadcast each Saturday this fall from the campus of a SEC school.   SEC Nation: @finebaum and Spears on...
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May 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo: Auburn Continues With Its Field Painting, Adds Spot Where Tipped Pass Against Georgia Was Caught

Auburn is continuing with its field painting of memorable plays. Yesterday, the Tigers’ field maintenance staff outlined the route that Chris Davis took when scoring the game-winning touchdown off of Alabama’s missed field goal. Today, it appears Auburn has added some more spots to its field.  As I thought yesterday, the spot where Ricardo caught the tip against UGA is also...
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May 31, 2014  |  Discuss
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