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Alabama’s Nick Saban Is A Fan Of Game Of Thrones, Watches Show Each Sunday Night

Besides coaching football and the occasional round of golf, Nick Saban doesn’t do a whole lot. The Alabama coach doesn’t go on the internet, read the newspaper, or pay attention to much outside of his Tuscaloosa, Ala. bubble.  He does watch one of television’s most popular shows, though.  Nick Saban is a fan of Game of Thrones. — Marquavius Burnett (@Marq_Burnett) May...
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May 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo: Texas A&M Has Narrow Arena-League Style Goal Posts In Practice Facility

The Texas A&M football coaching staff is hoping that when kickers Josh Lambo and Taylor Bertolet step on the field this fall, the goal posts look extra, extra wide. The Aggies have installed new super-narrow Arena League style goal posts on their practice field to improve kicking accuracy. Special Teams Coordinator Jeff Banks tweeted out a photo of the new asset yesterday. Great...
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May 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Photos: Penn State Installing Giant Light-Up Nittany Lion Logo On Back Of HD Scoreboard

If, in the near future, you’re wandering around State College, Pa. at night and you need to find Penn State’s football stadium, just look up into the sky. Soon, there will be a giant, glow-in-the-dark Nittany Lion logo shining on the back of Beaver Stadium’s HD scoreboard. Installation of the logo began today.  Awesome new Nittany Lion backlit logo to be installed on our...
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May 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Johnny Manziel lands on cover of Sports Illustrated again

The last three quarterbacks the Cleveland Browns have taken in the first round of the NFL Draft have been, in order, Johnny Manziel, Brandon Weeden, and Brady Quinn. Each of those players was selected with the No. 22 pick. Quinn is out of the league and Weeden is a third-string player for the Dallas Cowboys. The Browns hope–and likely need–Manziel to be better. Expectations are...
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May 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo: Georgia’s Incoming Freshman Nick Chubb Has An Insane Vertical

Future Georgia running back Nick Chubb, one of the top overall recruits for the Class of 2014, may not even need to run through defenders on the field this year. Instead, perhaps he’ll just hurdle them. Chubb was photographed before a Georgia state track meet, jumping in the air as part of his preparation. Check this out: I was asked if #UGA RB Nick Chubb might be a bit stiff...
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May 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Yale Basketball Player Quits Team To Join The Whiffenpoofs, The All Male A Cappella Group

Score one for the arts. Brandon Sherrod, a rising senior on the Yale men’s basketball team, has chosen the microphone over the hardwood. The 6-foot-6 forward will forego his final season with the Bulldogs’ basketball squad to be a member of the Whiffenpoofs, the 14-member all-male a cappella group.  Yale’s Brandon Sherrod has chosen the Whiffenpoofs, the school’s famous...
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May 14, 2014  |  Discuss

This “How To Talk To Your Kids About Michael Sam” Video Is Spot-On

This past Saturday, former Missouri defensive end Michael Sam made history by becoming the first openly gay man to be drafted onto an NFL team – the St. Louis Rams. While most football fans have been supportive of what he’s trying to accomplish, of course, there have been some speaking out against the idea of having a gay man both on television and in an NFL locker room.  Luckily...
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May 14, 2014  |  Discuss

UConn Coach Kevin Ollie Says He’s “Not Looking For Another Job” Despite NBA Rumors

It seems as if no one’s coaching stock has increased more dramatically in recent years than Kevin Ollie’s. Two years ago, he was an assistant under Jim Calhoun. This past season, he won a national championship in his second year at the helm of the Connecticut men’s basketball program.  Now, he’s being linked to NBA head coaching openings. But Ollie says he isn’t going...
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Alabama’s Nick Saban Wants Hoops-Style Committee For Bowl Selection Process, Teams With Losing Records To Have Chance At Bowls

Nick Saban has a couple ideas on how to improve college football’s bowl selection process. Speaking before the Montgomery stop of the Crimson Caravan on Tuesday, the Alabama coach offered up some suggestions on how the NCAA could make its bowl season more refined.  Nick Saban proposes changes to bowl selection, says hoops-style committee could assign all games http://t.co/r3Lw3bcRQk...
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AJ McCarron Says He Hurt His Shoulder Against Tennessee, Skipped Senior Bowl Because Of Injuries

Former Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron was drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals in the fifth round of this past week’s NFL Draft, but it seems people aren’t ready to stop asking him about his time in Tuscaloosa. Just a few days ago, McCarron made waves when he spoke of the sacrifices he made to play at Alabama – one of which was playing through injuries. Today, on Tide 99.1...
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May 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Twitter Account Of 5-Star Defensive End Recruit Josh Sweat Is Fake, Stringing Along Tennessee And Kentucky Fans

Be careful who you try to awkwardly recruit on Twitter, college football fans. They may not be who they say. According to a story by ESPN’s Jeremy Crabtree, a Twitter account that purportedly belongs to five-star defensive end Josh Sweat is fake. @JoshSweat9 has 860 followers and looks very convincing, but according to a family friend in ESPN’s report, it is absolutely not the...
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Former Auburn RB Tre Mason On Michael Sam: “I Welcome Him With Open Arms”

In this past year’s SEC Championship Game, Auburn running back Tre Mason and Missouri defensive end Michael Sam were on opposing sides, vying for a league title. Now, they’re teammates in St. Louis after the Rams selected both in the later rounds of the NFL Draft this past weekend. Today, the team introduced all of its rookies, and of course, Mason was asked about Sam and his...
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Greg Robinson Signs With Nike, Asks Company To Donate To His High School

Greg Robinson and the rest of the St. Louis Rams draft class are having their introductory press conferences today, and the big Auburn offensive tackle announced that he’s signed with Nike. Not only that, but in an incredibly classy move, Robinson asked the sportswear titan to donate to his alma mater Thibodaux High School. Greg Robinson says he’s signed with Nike, asked them...
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Photo: OSU’s Mike Gundy Looks Ridiculous Modeling “The Posse Shirt”

Oklahoma State head coach Mike Gundy is apparently trying his hand at another trade – modeling. The Cowboys head man was photographed wearing something called “the posse shirt” for a men’s clothing store named S.J. Haggard & Co. It’s…interesting. Because it happened: pic.twitter.com/cCMmrQxLxP — Pistols Firing (@pistolsguy) May 13, 2014 Perhaps an OSU fan celebrating...
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Photos: Alabama Football Tweets “The Dream… Achieved” Graphics Congratulating 2014 Draftees

Alabama had a very successful NFL draft, with eight Crimson Tide players being picked over the weekend, second most of any program. The program certainly knows how to market itself, and has Tweeted out awesome graphics for seven of the eight draftees, each reading “The Process Realized. The Dream… Achieved.” These are pretty cool, even if you aren’t an Alabama fan. C.J....
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May 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Alabama RB Gets A New Car, The Internet Flips Out

As the debate regarding whether student-athletes should be compensated rolls on, fans on Twitter are still content to act as NCAA police whenever needed. Last night, Alabama running back Derrick Henry innocently posted an Instagram photo of his new car, a Dodge Charger, which he named “Fiona”. As you can imagine, supporters of other SEC programs immediately cried foul. Roll Bama...
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May 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Robert Griffin III’s Texts To Jay Gruden Encouraged Washington To Draft Lache Seastrunk

As many recent college graduates have been told in the last few weeks, networking is key in landing a job. This can also apply to late-round NFL Draft prospects; apparently having the current face of a major franchise as a friend and former teammate doesn’t hurt. Baylor running back Lache Seastrunk was surprisingly available in the sixth round of this year’s draft, and texts...
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May 13, 2014  |  Discuss

When Is The NBA Draft Lottery?

For fans of most NBA teams, the season has long been over. This June 26th, the league will hold its annual draft, during which franchises will attempt to pick their stars of the future. This year, the Milwaukee Bucks, who finished with the worst record in the NBA, will have the best odds at landing the first overall pick. The NBA Draft Lottery special will air next Tuesday, May 20th...
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May 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Photos: Notre Dame Leprechaun Gets Selfies With Tim Tebow, Adrian Peterson, Scott Van Pelt, And Numerous Others At ESPN Upfront In New York

It must be a bittersweet day for Notre Dame Leprechaun Johnny Romano. In his last official event as the Leprechaun, he traveled to New York City for an ESPN Upfront, where the network unveiled its new Bristol SportsCenter studio, and he apparently made it his goal to take a selfie with every famous athlete or sports personality that he could find. By the look of his Twitter feed...
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May 13, 2014  |  Discuss

When Is The 2014 NBA Draft?

College Spun/Annie Dunbar The NBA Playoffs are in full swing, with the Miami Heat and the San Antonio Spurs seemingly on a crash course to meet again in the Finals on June 5th. But for many fans, the season is already over and the draft cannot come soon enough. So, you ask, when exactly is it? The 2014 NBA Draft will take place on June 26th.  The early entry eligibility deadline...
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May 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Jay Bilas Offered Humor, Sage Advice With His Commencement Address At Queens University Of Charlotte

Jay Bilas continues to be among the most entertaining and insightful analysts in sports, and he brought his wit and humor to Queens University of Charlotte two weeks ago. Bilas opened the speech in a way that only he could—with a quote from “urban philosopher” Young Jeezy. From there he went on to be incredibly funny, self-depricating, and more than anything, supportive and...
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May 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Teddy Bridgewater Says He Told His Agent He Didn’t Want To Play For Cleveland

Last week, before the NFL Draft began, the guys over at Deadspin broke news that the Cleveland Browns had spent $100,000 on an analytical study to determine which available quarterback was the best in the field. The result was former Louisville signal-caller Teddy Bridgewater, yet during the actual draft, the Browns wound up taking former Texas A&M star Johnny Manziel instead...
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May 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Does the ACC have a brand new logo?

As college athletics conferences continue to jockey for position in the post-realignment world, branding continues to be an important piece of the puzzle. Today, via ESPN’s Brett McMurphy, we’re getting a look at the new logo that the ACC is set to unveil after Memorial Day. As you’ll see, it’s a little more rigid than its predecessor. The ACC has a brand new logo (but don’t...
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May 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Listen: Former Oklahoma Center Gabe Ikard Says He And His Girlfriend Signed Affidavits To Deny Their Relationship Involved Illegal Benefits

Former Oklahoma Sooner center Gabe Ikard has a knack for finding himself in situations that show the true inanity of many of the NCAA’s rules. In February, he was one of the Sooners who had to pay back $5 for eating a second serving of pasta at a banquet, and last week, Ikard, who was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Tennessee Titans, revealed that Oklahoma decided to cover...
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May 13, 2014  |  Discuss

USF Suspends Strength Coach Hans Straub After Tweet Criticizing 49ers Drafting Aaron Lynch

Defensive end Aaron Lynch, once a blue chip prospect coming out of high school, did not wind up having the college career that many expected. After a strong freshman year at Notre Dame, the Florida native decided to transfer closer to home, and wound up at USF, where he recorded six sacks in 2013, after sitting out in 2012 due to transfer rules.  Not everyone at South Florida was...
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May 13, 2014  |  Discuss
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