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Video: Braxton Miller Has A Pretty Amazing View Of Tonight’s USA vs. Argentina Game

The U.S. Men’s National Team is currently facing Argentina in the semifinals of the Copa America in Houston, and new Texans wide receiver Braxton Miller has a pretty great view of the action. Miller posted a video to Instagram, where he walks out of the tunnel onto the pitch at NRG Stadium, which he will call home come the fall. A video posted by 92' Braxton M. Miller...
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June 21, 2016  |  Discuss

5-Star LB Nate McBride Names His Top 5 Schools On Twitter

Nate McBride, a five-star linebacker and the No. 1 player at his position according to Rivals, has a new top five consisting of the top programs in the Pac-12 and SEC. The Vidalia, Ga. native has his home state Bulldogs in the mix, as well as Alabama, Auburn, Oregon, and Stanford. He announced the list on Twitter moments ago. Top 5 right here! No order! pic.twitter.com/cYO2SRYUvX...
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June 21, 2016  |  Discuss

4-Star Linebacker Santino Marchiol Announces Commitment To Texas A&M

Texas A&M has taken a strong step to bolster its linebacking corps today, landing a commitment from IMG Academy product Santino Marchiol. Shortly after the news broke, Marchiol confirmed his decision on Twitter. Dreams to Reality…#GIGEM #WHOSNEXTpic.twitter.com/w2ass9x5J2 — Santino Marchiol (@s_marchiol32) June 22, 2016 #YESSIR! — Kevin Sumlin (@CoachSumlin) June 21...
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June 21, 2016  |  Discuss

4-Star OL Robert Hainsey Drops Loaded Top 3, Announces Commitment Date

Robert Hainsey, one of the top guards in the country out of Florida’s prestigious IMG Academy, has narrowed his list down to three powerhouse programs, and knows when he’ll be deciding between them. Hainsey, a four-star recruit ranked as the No. 4 guard in the country by 247Sports, is down to Michigan, Michigan State, and Notre Dame, and says he will make his decision at The...
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June 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Angry LSU fan scolds DA for dropping charges on Bama players

On Monday, Ouachita Parish (La.) district attorney Jerry Jones dropped charges against two Alabama football players—star tackle Cam Robinson and reserve safety Laurence “Hootie” Jones—after they were arrested for possession of a stolen handgun and a small amount of marijuana. In explaining his decision, Jones said that he didn’t want to ruin the lives of “two young men...
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June 21, 2016  |  Discuss

This Clemson Concept Helmet, Featuring A White And Purple Fade Pattern, Looks Pretty Cool

Clemson has the advantage of one of the best logos in college sports: the orange tiger paw. It works especially well on the Tigers’ football helmets. A new Alksports concept helmet posted to Instagram keeps the large paw, but adds in a cool design feature to the shell, a white-to-light purple color fade. Check it out: Clemson Helmet Concept #coolestsportsconcepts #clemson...
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June 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Penn State Unveils 4 Different Schedule Posters For 2016 Football Season

Penn State unveiled four different schedule posters Tuesday afternoon for the upcoming college football season. Nittany Lions fans will have a choice between Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Harrisburg and Beaver Stadium. The football program’s official Twitter account posted this cool video. Four cities. One state. Four posters. One pride.#pennSTATEment pic.twitter.com/SDeBrKNSa1...
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June 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Here’s The Cover Of ESPN’s “Body Issue” Magazine

ESPN released a list this morning of the 19 athletes who will appear in their 2016 “Body Issue” of ESPN The Magazine. The list includes: Connor McGregor, Vince Wilfork, Christen Press, Antonio Brown and Von Miller, among others.  We now have gotten a look at the cover of the issue.  Miami Heat star guard Dwayne Wade is this year’s cover athlete.  Stepped out of my...
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June 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Video: Dez Bryant Says Cowboys Aren’t Hazing Ezekiel Elliott, They “Need His Mind Right”

Despite 2016 being running back Ezekiel Elliott’s first season in the NFL, don’t expect the Cowboys rookie to be picking up any massive dinner checks this offseason. With the playoffs in mind, they want the former Ohio State star’s head to be clear of distractions.  On Tuesday, TMZ Sports posted this great video to YouTube of Dallas wide receiver Dez Bryant saying that the...
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June 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Photos: Florida’s Mark Thompson And Jarrad Davis Look Absolutely Ripped

Dedicated college football players can make huge physical gains during the off-season, and Florida’s Mark Thompson and Jarrad Davis have definitely taken advantage in the weight room. Thompson, a redshirt junior running back, posted two pictures to Twitter from after a workout, and he and Davis are looking pretty ripped. Boy it’s levels to this.. pic.twitter.com/fQHd1JI2Ec —...
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June 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Check Out This Chrome All Red USC Concept Helmet

USC has one of the most iconic helmets in college football. Even when the program switched over to a chrome look, it stayed true to the classic design. Instagram concept helmet designer Alksports designed a new look for the Trojans, sticking with the chrome look, but swapping in a red alternate logo. The result is an incredibly shiny new lid, that is quite different from what USC...
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June 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Skylar Diggins, Daniel Smith Are Officially Engaged

WNBA player Skylar Diggins, who starred for Notre Dame from 2009-2013 and helped lead the program to three straight Final Four appearances, is officially engaged. Diggins, one of the up-and-coming stars of the league, had been dating former Fighting Irish wide receiver Daniel Smith for a number of years. The two announced the news in a series of Instagram posts this week. Diggins...
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June 21, 2016  |  Discuss

College Football’s Top 10 Coaches, Per Athlon Sports

Athlon Sports has ranked every college football coach, No. 1 to No. 128, ahead of the 2016 season.  You can view the full list here.  The top of the list is what most people care about, though, and inside Athlon Sports’ top 10, there aren’t too many surprises.  The biggest “surprise” is probably that there is only one SEC coach in the top 10, but there isn’t a clear...
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June 21, 2016  |  Discuss

5-Star LB, Louisiana Native Says “Nothing” Would Make Him Happier Than LSU Winning National Title

Five-star Dylan Moses will play next fall for IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla., but the nation’s No. 1 senior linebacker is a native of Baton Rouge, La. At one time, he was committed to LSU.  Moses decommitted from the Tigers in August 2015, but he’s still strongly considering his hometown school. LSU fans will definitely like what Moses tweeted this afternoon.  Nothing would...
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June 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Sports Book Bovada Releases Odds On Where LeBron James Will Sign This Summer

LeBron James just brought Cleveland its first title since 1964, so it’s likely that he re-signs with the Cavaliers for at least one more year. But between James’ past and the NBA’s ever-changing salary cap rules, anything is possible. If you aren’t a believer that James will stick around in Cleveland, you can now put your money where your mouth is. Bovada, an offshore sports...
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June 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Here’s ESPN’s College Football Power Index Top 25

ESPN’s Football Power Index is meant to be the “best predictor of a team’s performance going forward.” Since no games have been played, ESPN’s FPI for the 2016 college football season uses stats from last season, returning players, projected strength of schedule and more.  The team at No. 1 in ESPN’s FPI is different than the team that will likely be topping the preseason...
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June 21, 2016  |  Discuss

12 College Football Fan Bases Most Desperate To End Cleveland-Like Title Drought

LeBron kept his title promise to Cleveland. The Cleveland Cavaliers captured the 2016 NBA championship on Sunday night, ending a 52-year championship drought for the city of Cleveland. The Cavs’ victory resulted in an almost cathartic release of emotions from Cleveland fans left jaded and desperate after years of disappointment. Across the country, there are plenty of college...
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June 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Tim Tebow Visits Former Teammate Injured During Orlando Shooting

Former Florida star and Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Tim Tebow has always captured the hearts of football fans for his passion on the football field, as well as for his endeavors off the field.  On Tuesday, we were reminded why when Tebow made the trip to Orlando to visit his former high school teammate Rodney Sumter, who was injured during the Orlando shooting at Pulse Nightclub...
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June 21, 2016  |  Discuss

ESPN NFL Analyst Trent Dilfer Decides To Stay With The Network

Trent Dilfer is staying at ESPN, the network announced today.  It had been speculated that the 44-year-old former Super Bowl-winning quarterback would be leaving the World Wide Leader for a role with another network, but he’s decided to stay put.  ESPN’s NFL Twitter account announced the news.  .@TDESPN will join Sunday NFL Countdown. https://t.co/isKKA6HLNN pic.twitter.com...
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June 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Texas Football Signee Jeffrey McCulloch Challenges Longhorns Legend Kevin Durant To A Race

Kevin Durant is back at UT-Austin today, and gave out signed pairs of his KD9′s to some lucky students at his former school. One future Texas football star has something else in mind for the 2014 NBA MVP. Jeffrey McCulloch, a four-star linebacker signee, challenged Durant to a race on Twitter, saying he wants to do it for a class. Hey @KDTrey5 I heard you’re in Austin and I...
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June 21, 2016  |  Discuss

76ers Have Reportedly Informed Ben Simmons That He’ll Be The No. 1 Overall Pick

It appears the debate is over – the Philadelphia 76ers have reportedly informed LSU’s Ben Simmons that they will select him No. 1 overall in the 2016 NBA Draft.  ESPN’s Brian Windhorst confirmed the news Tuesday afternoon.  The Phildelphia 76ers have informed Ben Simmons they will select him with the No. 1 pick Thursday, source says (@ChrisBHaynes 1st) — Brian Windhorst...
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June 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Video: Here’s Skip Bayless’ Emotional Goodbye To ESPN

Skip Bayless is officially done at ESPN.  The 64-year-old sports personality is off to Fox Sports, where he’ll join super-producer Jamie Horowitz at Fox Sports 1.  Bayless’ final First Take show aired this morning.  ESPN has published video of Bayless’ 13-minute long goodbye to Stephen A. Smith, Molly Qerim and the rest of the World Wide Leader.  Farewell, Mr. Bayless...
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June 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Kevin Durant Returns To Texas, Gives Away 9 Pairs Of Signed KD’s

Oklahoma City Thunder superstar Kevin Durant only spent one year at Texas, but there’s no doubt that he’s a Longhorn for life. Tuesday, Durant returned to campus with a gift for nine lucky students. Durant tweeted out that he had a “surprise” for the students on campus, then gave away signed KD9′s to the first nine who showed up to Gregory gym. He snapped a cool photo of...
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June 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Antonio Brown Makes ESPN Fantasy Football History

ESPN has been doing preseason fantasy football rankings for 15 years. Every year, a running back has had the No. 1 spot on the preseason rankings.  History has been made this year.  For the first time ever, a non-running back has the No. 1 spot.  That player? Steelers’ wide receiver Antonio Brown.  The definitive @AntonioBrown84 interview! I sat down w/ this year’s #1 overall...
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June 21, 2016  |  Discuss

2017 5-Star WR Tyjon Lindsey Announces He’s Visiting Nebraska On Thursday

One of the top wide receivers in the country will be visiting Nebraska on Thursday.  Tyjon Lindsey, a five-star wideout from California, announced on Twitter this afternoon that he’ll be taking a visit to the Huskers’ campus later this week.  The 5-foot8, 180-pound prospect is ranked the No. 4 WR and No. 28 player in the class by 247Sports’ Composite Rankings.  L I N C...
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June 21, 2016  |  Discuss
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