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Memphis Lands Coppin State Grad Transfer Christian Kessee

New Memphis head coach Tubby Smith just added a valuable piece to his roster for next season with the commitment of Coppin State graduate transfer Christian Kessee.  Blessed to announce that I will be attending the University of Memphis for my final year. #tigermbb pic.twitter.com/PZ2E3Ca7iZ — Christian Kessee (@christianbyronn) May 12, 2016 The 6-foot-2, 180-pound Kessee averaged...
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Photo: Rob Gronkowski To Be On Cover Of Madden NFL 17

The cover for Madden NFL 17 has been released.  New England Patriots’ star tight end Rob Gronkowski will appear on the cover of the uber-popular football video game. Here’s the cover, which was released on SportsCenter.  Rob Gronkowski will grace the cover of Madden 17. #LIVEonSC pic.twitter.com/stljpsiLZi — SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) May 12, 2016 Gronkowski, 26, is...
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N.C. State baseball coach and his dog bitten by snake

N.C. State baseball coach Elliott Avent and his snake were both reportedly bitten by a venomous copperhead snake.  Avent, 60, was bit on his foot. He had to go to the hospital and receive a shot. His foot is still swollen, but he was released from the hospital Thursday morning.  The Wolfpack play Louisville this weekend, but Avent will miss the series, as he can’t travel....
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Photo: Baker Mayfield Reportedly Gave OU Fans A Signed Hat While Driving On The Highway

Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield reportedly made a few Sooners fans on the highway happy Thursday afternoon – and he didn’t even have to pull over to do it. Mayfield, according to the OU supporters, handed over an Oklahoma hat signed by multiple players while driving 75-85 miles per hour. He did so after learning that the people driving next to him were Sooners die-hards....
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Photo: Oklahoma Greats Buddy Hield And Sam Bradford Ran Into Each Other At The Airport

In 2008, Oklahoma quarterback Sam Bradford took home the Heisman Trophy. This season, Sooners guard Buddy Hield notched one of college basketball’s equivalent awards, including the Wooden Award and Naismith College Player of the Year. The two former Sooner stars are among the best to play for their teams in program history, and today they ran into one another at the airport. Of...
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Photo: 4-Star WR Mannie Netherly, Ex-Texas A&M Commit, Visiting Texas Today

Four-star wide receiver Mannie Netherly had been committed to Texas A&M since November before de-committing in the wake of the Aaron Moorehead subtweeting imbroglio.  Now back on the market, Netherly is visiting one of the Aggies’ in-state rivals today. He posted a picture on Twitter of himself and Texas head coach Charlie Strong throwing up the “Hook’ Em” horns.  ...
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Draymond Green Gives High Praise For Oakland’s Kay Felder, Says He’ll “Destroy” Every PG At NBA Combine

Kay Felder is the shortest player at the 2016 NBA Combine, but the 5-foot-8 point guard has the support of one of the league’s best players.  Former Michigan State star Draymond Green, who was also believed to be undersized heading into the draft, thinks the former Oakland (Mich.) guard is the best point guard at the combine.  Green and Felder are both from Michigan.  Will...
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Oklahoma President David Boren Says “25 Schools” Have Shown Interest In Big 12

The possibility of Big 12 expansion has been discussed at length recently, with a variety of different programs reportedly showing interest. Oklahoma president David Boren, a longtime proponent of expansion, spoke with the media today following a meeting with the OU Board of Regents. Among the interesting tidbits Boren dropped was his statement that more than two dozen schools have...
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Photo: It Looks Like Michigan 4-Star Freshman WR Dylan Crawford Will Wear Historic No. 1

Former Michigan wide receiver Anthony Carter was a three-time All-American (1979-82). During his time with the Wolverines, he wore No. 1.  The jersey number has since become an honorable one for Michigan wide receivers. Only six WRs - Greg McMurtry, Derrick Alexander, Tyrone Butterfield, David Terrell, Braylon Edwards and Devin Funchess – have worn No. 1 since Carter did...
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Video: Taking Kansas To Play Duke At Cameron Indoor Stadium Is On Bill Self’s ‘Bucket List’

Bill Self has accomplished a lot during his coaching career, but he’s never had the chance to bring his team to Cameron Indoor Stadium. During an interview with Kansas broadcast student Lauren Davidson, taking the Jayhawks to play the Blue Devils at the fabled arena is a part of his bucket list, and the one thing he really wants to do as a coach. Of course, a trip to Kansas would...
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ACC Football To Add Collaborative Instant Replay In 2016

In an effort to improve the quality of instant replay in college football, the ACC announced Thursday that it will introduce collaborative instant replay during all conference home games during the 2016 college football season.  This change will allow replay officials situated in the conference office in Greensboro to participate in each and every review discussion with the on...
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Nick Saban Announces Alabama Has Dismissed OL Charles Baldwin

Alabama’s football program has dismissed offensive lineman Charles Baldwin, Nick Saban announced this afternoon.  Baldwin, a 6-foot-5, 297-pound offensive tackle, was a four-star JUCO recruit in the Crimson Tide’s 2016 class. He was an early-enrollee and was expected to compete for a starting position on Alabama’s offensive line.  Saban says Baldwin was dismissed because...
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Video: Demetrius Jackson Records 4th-Highest Vertical Ever At NBA Combine

Today is the NBA Draft Combine in Chicago, and players are being put through a variety of drills and tests. Notre Dame point guard Demetrius Jackson is one of the participants, and the potential lottery pick seemed to raise his stock with his impressive vertical leap. Unofficially, Jackson’s 43.5-inch vert is the fourth-highest ever at the combine.  .@D_Jay24‘s unofficial 43...
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Houston’s Tom Herman Takes A Big Shot At SMU

Few college football coaches are better quotes than Tom Herman.  Houston’s star 40-year-old head coach continued this today while speaking at a Rotary Club gathering.  Herman spoke on a number of topics, including Houston possibly joining the Big 12 and what it takes to win a national championship, but his best quote comes in regard to another Texas college football program –...
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Photo: Desmond Howard Brought His Heisman Trophy To Son’s Career Day

Michigan legend Desmond Howard has had a very eventful career. After winning a Heisman Trophy at Michigan, he was the MVP of the Green Bay Packers’ Super Bowl XXXI win. This week, College GameDay team won the Sports Emmy for Outstanding Weekly Studio Show. Howard’s son’s class has “Career Day” today, and he brought some of that hardware to share with the students....
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Notre Dame TE Tyler Luatua Reportedly Returning to Irish, Not Transferring To BYU

In early February, Notre Dame tight end Tyler Luatua announced that he was leaving the Fighting Irish and transferring to BYU after the spring semester. Now, there are indications that Luatua won’t be leaving South Bend after all. Things got rolling this afternoon when Irish DE Andrew Trumbetti posted a picture on Instagram indicating that Luatua was returning to the team. ...
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Dayton Flyers’ Center Steve McElvene Reportedly Dies At The Age Of 20

Dayton men’s basketball center Steve McElvene has reportedly died. He was 20.  Accoding to multiple reports, McElvene collapsed at his family’s home. The 6-foot-11, 268-pound rising sophomore reportedly had an enlarged heart.  McElvene’s AAU team, the Spiece Indy Heat, confirmed the news on Twitter.  New Haven native, former Heat player and current Dayton player, Steve...
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Red Sox 3B, Ohio State Fan Travis Shaw Pranked By Team’s 3B Coach, A Michigan Fan

Shaw keeps a Buckeye sticker on the knob of his bats. Travis Shaw, an Ohio native and die-hard Ohio State football fan, has been doing a bang-up job this season as the starting third baseman for the Boston Red Sox. After winning the job from overpriced free-agent acquisition Pedro Sandoval in spring training, Shaw is hitting .322 with four home runs and 23 RBI.  On Monday night...
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Report: Ole Miss Confirms Leaked Laremy Tunsil Text Messages

Laremy Tunsil’s text messages to Ole Miss assistant athletic director John Miller, in which he appears to ask for money for his mother’s rent and utility bill, are real, according to a report by ESPN’s Outside The Lines. The question is whether or not the leaked messages have been altered in any way. Ole Miss confirmed that the correspondence occurred to ESPN.. Ole Miss...
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Video: Virginia Tech Confirms Hokies’ BB Guard Devin Wilson Is On The Football Team

Former Virginia Tech basketball guard Devin Wilson is officially a member of the Hokies’ football team, the program confirmed on Twitter today.  Wilson, a former high school quarterback, practiced with Virginia Tech’s football team this spring, but it wasn’t clear if his spot on the squad was locked up.  The Hokies confirmed Wilson would be a member of the 2016 football team...
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Videos: The 10 Best Stadium Entrances In College Football

The best part of a college football game might take place before the game even starts.  Where does Clemson’s entrance rank? We’re talking about that awesome moment before kickoff when the home team officially enters the stadium.  Each college football program seems to have their own stadium entrance. They’ll play a certain song, run in from a special tunnel, be led out...
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LSU’s Leonard Fournette Has 2 $10 Million Insurance Policies

Twitter/@_fournette Every few years, when there is a transcendent young player in college football who is a year away from NFL Draft eligibility, some will argue that he should sit out to avoid injury. The debate became prominent when former South Carolina star defensive end Jadeveon Clowney was entering his junior season, and the same things have been said for the past few years...
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Notre Dame Reveals Kickoff Times For 2016 Home Games

Notre Dame has decided to make today the day to drop a bunch of scheduling information. In addition to releasing its 2017 schedule, the Fighting Irish revealed the game times for seven 2016 contests, six of which are at home and the seventh which is a neutral site game against Army. All of these games will be broadcast on NBC. Michigan State and Stanford will both be primetime kickoffs...
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Notre Dame Just Releases Its 2017 Football Schedule

Notre Dame has just releases its full 2017 football schedule. Prior to this today, it was known which 12 teams the Fighting Irish would be facing in 2017, but the date for the annual rivalry match-up with USC hadn’t been set. The 2017 Notre Dame football slate features seven true home games, a first for the program since 2010, Brian Kelly’s first year as head coach.  Here...
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Photo: Alabama Fan Messes With Bo Jackson’s Statue At Auburn

The Bo Jackson statue at Auburn was supporting Alabama for a moment on Wednesday.  Crimson Tide fan Neal Wade Lemonds was on the Tigers’ campus and decided to mess with the statue of one of Auburn’s all-time greats.  Wade Lemonds put an Alabama hat on top of the Jackson statue and posed for a picture with it.  The rivalry doesn’t stop. Alabama and Auburn are set to play...
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