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Oregon Lands Commitment From 2017 4-Star DT Rutger Reitmaier

Rutger Reitmaier, a four-star defensive tackle in the 2017 class, has committed to Oregon.  The 6-foot-3, 270-pound prospect out of Nashville, Tenn. is ranked the No. 7 DT and No. 157 player in the class by 247Sports. He committed to the Ducks over Tennessee, among other programs.  Reitmaier announced his commitment on Twitter.  Blessed to announce I’ve committed to the university...
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June 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Cowboys WR was supposed to be at nightclub where shooting occurred

Lucky got lucky.  Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Lucky Whitehead told reporters Wednesday that he was planning on going to the VLive Dallas nightclub Saturday night to celebrate his 24th birthday. That’s the nightclub where a shooting occurred early Sunday morning, injuring at least two people. Denver Broncos’ cornerback Aqib Talib was seen at the club earlier that night and...
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June 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Jim Harbaugh Responds To Rutgers’ Secret Society Declaring War On Michigan

Rutgers’ oldest and most secret society, Order of the Bull’s Blood, declared war on Michigan prior to the Wolverines’ satellite camp at Paramus Catholic in New Jersey.  The group covered the high school football field with Rutgers’ magnets and a teddy bear, and sent photographic evidence, along with a letter, to NJ.com.  Don’t look now, but the Rutgers–Michigan rivalry...
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June 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Alabama 4-Star QB Commit Mac Jones Says 4-Star WR, Ohio State 5-Star CB Are ‘Next’ For Crimson Tide

It’s been roughly 24 hours since Mac Jones committed to Alabama and the four-star quarterback already has big plans for the Crimson Tide.  Jones, a pro-style quarterback out of Florida, flipped from Kentucky to Alabama late Tuesday night.  The 6-foot-2 QB is now part of the Crimson Tide’s 2017 class, which is ranked the No. 2 class in the country by 247Sports. Jones wants to...
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June 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Video: Why Pittsburgh Steelers OC Todd Haley Expects “Great Things” From The Offense In 2016

The Steelers had one of the best offenses in the NFL in 2015.  Pittsburgh, led by Ben Roethlisberger, Le’Veon Bell and Antonio Brown, ranked No. 3 in the league in total offense, averaging 395.4 yards per game. The Steelers ranked No. 4 in the NFL in scoring (26.4/game) and No. 1 in the NFL in yards per play (6.3).  The team’s offensive coordinator, Todd Haley, thinks they...
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June 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Photos: Ezekiel Elliott Rocking A New Look In The NFL

Ezekiel Elliott’s number isn’t the only thing that’s changing as he makes the transition from Ohio State to the NFL.  Elliott, taken No. 4 overall by the Dallas Cowboys in the 2016 NFL Draft, will be rocking No. 21 in the pros after wearing No. 15 with the Buckeyes.  It looks like he’ll also be rocking a reflective visor, something he was never able to wear when he was...
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June 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Forbes Releases List Of The 100 Highest-Paid Athletes In The World

It pays to be a superstar athlete. Not a surprise, we know, but just how much do the best players in the world make, when contracts and big endorsements are all included? Forbes rolled out an awesome large feature counting down the 100 top earners over the last 12 months in the sports world. The top 10 highest-paid athletes made a whopping $3.15 billion in the past year alone.https...
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June 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Photo: Desmond Howard Attempts To Play Peacemaker Between Nick Saban, Jim Harbaugh

Desmond Howard can now add “peacemaker” to his resume.  The former Heisman Trophy winner and current ESPN college football analyst visited Nick Saban at Alabama today. Of course, the head coach of Howard’s alma mater, Jim Harbaugh, has been feuding a bit with the Crimson Tide coach. Harbaugh called Saban “hypocritical” for his criticism of satellite camps, which the Wolverines’...
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June 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Video: Ohio State Linebacker Sends A Message To The Cavs, LeBron James Before Game 3

It’s not a win-or-go-home game for the Cavs tonight, but it might as well be.  Cleveland, down 2-0 in the series, is set to host Golden State at Quicken Loans Arena this evening. No team has ever come back from a 3-0 deficit in the history of the NBA Finals.  Ohio State’s football team is definitely pro-Cavs and one of Urban Meyer’s players, linebacker Chris Worley, a Cleveland...
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June 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Photo: Dez Bryant Made A Ridiculously Acrobatic Catch At Practice Today

Dez Bryant won’t be full-go at practice until training camp, but the Cowboys’ star wide receiver has been cleared medically and is doing some light work at OTAs this week.  The 27-year-old wideout, who missed most of the 2015 season with a broken foot, made a ridiculously acrobatic catch at practice today.  Unfortunately, we do not have video of that catch. So, you’ll have...
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June 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Longtime NFL Player Personnel VP Predicts Ole Miss Freshman Will Be Next Great NFL Draft QB Prospect

NFL teams are at least three years away from getting the chance to select the next “great” NFL Draft quarterback prospect, according to one former scout.  Gil Brandt, the vice president of player personnel for the Dallas Cowboys from 1960-89, says Ole Miss freshman quarterback Shea Patterson will be the next QB NFL teams are moving up in the draft to select.  Patterson, a pro...
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June 08, 2016  |  Discuss

The 10 Most Aggressive Fan Bases In College Football

Twitter/GarnetGoldGuys College football is a game of passion, both on and off the field.  With less than 100 days before the opening weekend of the 2016 college football season, it’s finally time to ignite some of that passion and start talking college football fan bases.  Every fan base has an aggressive side to it, though some more than others. Some fan bases come to the defense...
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June 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Former Ohio State Star Ryan Shazier Won An “Epic” Race At Steelers Practice Today

Ryan Shazier has been known as an athletic freak since his Ohio State days (and probably long before that).  The former Buckeye standout, and current Pittsburgh Steeler, showed off that athleticism at practice today.  The former first-round pick went up against the team’s top wide receivers – Antonio Brown, Sammie Coates and Markus Wheaton – in a 40-yard dash.  Shazier won...
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June 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Videos: Watch Highlights From Day 2 Of The Patriots Minicamp Practice

Day 2 of the New England Patriots’ mandatory minicamp took place in Foxboro, Mass. today.  It was not without a little excitement.  The highlight of the day, unfortunately, came when two Patriots’ players – starting offensive lineman Bryan Stork and rookie defensive lineman Woodrow Hamilton – were ejected from practice for fighting.  Video of that incident has not been...
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June 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Steelers Announce They’ve Signed First-Round Draft Pick Artie Burns Jr.

The Steelers have signed their first-round draft pick.  Pittsburgh announced on Twitter this afternoon that the franchise has signed rookie cornerback Artie Burns Jr.  The 21-year-old defensive back out of Miami (Fla.) was taken No. 25 overall by the Steelers in the 2016 NFL Draft.  We have signed our 1st-round selection from the 2016 NFL Draft, CB Artie Burns. | https://t.co...
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June 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Jim Harbaugh Compared Today’s Camp At New Jersey Power Paramus Catholic To The Super Bowl

Paramus Catholic has been very kind to the Michigan football program. The New Jersey football power produced Michigan star Jabrill Peppers, as well as Rashan Gary, the No. 1 player in the class of 2016 and top Michigan signee. Today, Harbaugh’s never-ending satellite camp tour makes a high-profile stop at the school, and he did not hesitate to make a ridiculous comparison. Harbaugh...
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June 08, 2016  |  Discuss

The average NBA player reportedly spends $42K per month

The average NBA player reportedly spends more money per month than many people will make in a year.  According to a study by wealth management company Personal Capital, the San Francisco Chronicle is reporting that the average NBA player spends about $42,500 a month, or $510,000 a year.  More than 50 NBA players, ranging from rookies to veterans to stars, used the free budgeting...
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June 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Phil Steele Gives Predictions For Big Ten, SEC Championships On Finebaum

College football expert Phil Steele hopped on The Paul Finebaum Show on SEC Network today, and he was ready to give some pretty bold predictions about the upcoming college football season. Perhaps his most interesting prediction: Ohio State will win the Big Ten, but may lose a few games in the process. Despite the lack of returning starters @philsteele042 picks the Buckeyes to...
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June 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Video: Colin Cowherd Wonders Why Green Bay Packers’ Star QB Aaron Rodgers Gets No Criticism

Colin Cowherd thinks Aaron Rodgers deserves more criticism.  The Fox Sports personality talked at length on his national radio show Tuesday about the Green Bay Packers’ quarterback seemingly skating by tougher critics.  Rodgers, 32, has won one Super Bowl and has a playoff record of 7-6.  Cowherd’s mini-rant was in response to Pro Football Focus’ rankings of the best NFL...
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June 08, 2016  |  Discuss

4-Star Brett Neilon, No. 2 Center In The Country, Announces Commitment To USC

A good center is essential to building a quality offensive line, and USC just landed one of the top players in the country at that position. Brett Neilon, a California-native ranked No. 2 in the country at center, just announced his commitment to the Trojans on Twitter. Fight on!#committed pic.twitter.com/soVIFxkZQE — Brett Neilon (@brettn110) June 8, 2016 The four-star player...
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June 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Two New England Patriots’ Players Were Ejected From Practice Today For Fighting

Day 2 of the New England Patriots’ mandatory minicamp got a little testy.  Two of Bill Belichick’s players, veteran center Bryan Stork and rookie defensive lineman Woodrow Hamilton, were ejected from practice for fighting.  Stork, 25, is a third-year offensive lineman out of Florida State. Hamilton is an undrafted defensive tackle out of Ole Miss.  Brief scrum as tempers...
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June 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Video: Florida Equipment Posts Cool Video Showing Off Old-School Gator Helmets

Florida football has one of the cooler helmets in all of college football, but the look hasn’t been consistent throughout the years. The Gators have rocked a few different lids, and today the team’s equipment staff posted a cool video of many of the old-school helmets the team has worn through its history. Working on our old school Gator helmets. Don’t make them like they...
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June 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Video: Jason Garrett Comments On Rolando McClain’s Absence From Cowboys’ OTAs

Cowboys’ linebacker Rolando McClain has been missing from the team’s OTAs.  McClain, 26, is entering his entering his third year with the Dallas franchise after previously playing for Baltimore and Oakland.  Why has McClain been missing from OTAs? He’s currently dealing with a “family matter” back in Alabama.  Jason Garrett commented on McClain’s absence during his...
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June 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Why Rob Gronkowski Has Been Missing Patriots Minicamp

Rob Gronkowski has been one of multiple New England Patriots to be absent from the team’s mandatory minicamp at Foxboro this week.  On Tuesday, Patriots’ head coach Bill Belichick was asked about Gronkowski’s absence. Unsurprisingly, Belichick just said that the All-Pro tight end was one of many players who were not practicing.  There appears to be a reason for Gronk’s...
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June 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Photo: Nebraska Football Shows Off Slick New Adidas Cleats

Nebraska football received some very cool gear from apparel partner adidas last year, and that seems poised to continue in 2016. Today, punter Sam Foltz showed off some new cleats that the Husker specialists received, and they are extremely fresh. Coming to a field near you this fall.. @NUequipment hooked the specialist up! #GBR pic.twitter.com/aPYTDqGmPv — Sam Foltz (@samfoltz27...
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June 08, 2016  |  Discuss
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