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3-Star OG Matt Carrick Announces Michigan State Commitment

Massillon (Ohio.) Perry three-star offensive guard Matt Carrick has officially committed to Michigan State, he confirmed on Twitter minutes ago.  Officially a Spartan Can’t wait to be a part of something special #Spartan — Matt Carrick (@Matt_carrick56) April 20, 2016 Michigan State offered the 6-foot-4, 275-pound Carrick earlier this month. He is the No. 40 offensive guard...
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April 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Jim Boeheim, Mike Hopkins, And Others Reflect On Life Of Pearl Washington

A good debate can be had whether Pearl Washington is the greatest point guard in Syracuse history. The fan base is largely split between him and his successor at the position, Sherman Douglas. What can’t be debated is Washington’s impact on Jim Boeheim’s program. The Brooklyn native was a New York City basketball legend and the top recruit in the nation when he chose Syracuse...
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2017 CB Jacobe Clement Drops Top 5 On Twitter

Charlotte (N.C.) South Mecklenburg three-star cornerback Jacobe Clement released his top five on Twitter moments ago.  Four of the five programs are in the ACC, with Tennessee from the SEC rounding out the group. Truly blessed! #Top5 pic.twitter.com/9viM0FfuL4 — Jacobe Clement (@jacobeclement4) April 20, 2016 The 6-foot-1, 189-pound Clement is the No. 59 cornerback in the class...
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Photo: Florida Football’s Instagram Account Wished Steve Spurrier Happy Birthday

Today is legendary coach Steve Spurrier’s 71st birthday, and Spurrier’s former program, Florida, made sure to wish the Head Ball Coach a happy birthday on Instagram. The Gators used a pretty awesome throwback photo of Spurrier on the sideline shaking hands with 1996 Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Danny Wuerffel.    Happy Birthday Coach! #Gators A photo posted by Florida...
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April 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Video: Virginia Tech Had A Team Bowling Outing Yesterday

Virginia Tech is grinding out the final days of spring practice under new head coach Justin Fuente, but the Hokies took a break from the gridiron and headed to the bowling alley yesterday.  The team had a group bowling outing, and you can see how it all went down in this YouTube video. Looked like a lot of fun. The Hokies conclude spring practice with the annual spring game this Saturday. 
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FSU’s Jimbo Fisher Provides Update On Injured RB Dalvin Cook

Florida State’s 2016 campaign hinges on the health of star running back Dalvin Cook. There’s no wayu around it – Cook means everything to the Seminoles. So ever since it was reported that Cook had shoulder surgery this spring, FSU fans have been holding their breath. But they can go ahead and exhale.  On Wednesday, FSU head coach Jimbo Fisher provided an update on Cook’s...
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April 20, 2016  |  Discuss

ESPN Uses Photo Of Former New Jersey Net Duane Washington In Tweet About Death Of Dwayne “Pearl” Washington

When sending a tweet about the death of a beloved star, make sure you aren’t using a photo of someone with a similar name. In its tweet about the passing of legendary Syracuse point guard Dwayne “Pearl” Washington, ESPN accidentally used a photo of one of his former New Jersey Nets teammates, the similarly named Duane Washington. @Espn …This doesn’t look like the Pearl...
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Dabo Swinney Provides Status Update On Clemson WR Mike Williams

Clemson is looking forward to the return of wide receiver Mike Williams, who basically missed the entire 2015 season after colliding with a goalpost while snagging a touchdown in week 1 and injuring his neck.  On Wednesday, head coach Dabo Swinney provided a status update on the star receiver.  #Dabo on #clemson star WR mike williams’ recovery: “He looks great.” Said he’d...
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Report: Kentucky’s Marcus Lee Says His “Plan Is To Go To The NBA”

Kentucky junior big man Marcus Lee appears dead set on playing in the NBA next year, according to a report from ESPN’s Jeff Goodman. Kentucky’s Marcus Lee to ESPN: “My plan is to go to the NBA. That’s the only goal.” Story: https://t.co/4CeQc13V2U — Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) April 20, 2016 Lee has declared for the NBA Draft but won’t hire an agent in order to preserve...
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Legendary Former Syracuse Star Pearl Washington Has Passed Away At 52

Former Syracuse star Dwayne “Pearl” Washington has passed away this morning at the age of 52 after losing his battle with a brain tumor.   The news was announced by Syracuse’s Athletics web site.  The great Pearl Washington has passed away. The entire Orange Nation mourns. https://t.co/RhsNsNjfDm — Syracuse Basketball (@Cuse_MBB) April 20, 2016 Washington was diagnosed...
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Photo: 4-Star UNC Basketball Signee Brandon Robinson Named National Scholar-Athlete

UNC four-star shooting guard signee Brandon Robinson gets it done in the classroom as well as on the court. The Douglasville (Ga.) Douglas County product won a National Scholar-Athlete Award, which he shared on Twitter last night.  National Scholar Athlete Award pic.twitter.com/HUeUazyA77 — Brandon Robinson (@BRob_4) April 19, 2016 Congrats to Brandon.
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April 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Check Out This Matte Blue Kansas Football Custom Helmet

Kansas is definitely a basketball school, but with their unique logo and classic blue and red color scheme, the football program is ripe for some cool concept and custom helmets and uniforms. JVince Custom Lids is a fairly prolific custom helmet maker who posts his work on Instagram, and his latest creation is a matte blue Kansas helmet with chrome red striping and giant Jayhawk...
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April 19, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Wisconsin's Vitto Brown sings 'All of Me' impressively

Every year, Wisconsin athletes have a chance to show off their non-athletic skills at the Buckinghams, the school’s “student-athlete annual showcase of excellence.” Last year, UW basketball’s Vitto Brown led a group of four players in a group rendition of The Spinners’ “It’s A Shame.” This year, the 6-foot-8 forward took the stage by himself to perform John Legend’s...
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April 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Photos: 14 Houston Players Donate And Deliver Bottled Water To Local Flood Victims

The Houston area has been dealing with extreme flooding in recent days, reportedly leaving six people dead and thousands of homes flooded. A group of Houston Cougars football players are stepping up to help those that have been affected in the local community. 14 members of the program, led by offensive lineman Na’Ty Rodgers bought bottled water out of their own pocket and delivered...
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April 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Georgia Has SEC’s Top 2017 Recruiting Class After Recent Commits, Per Rivals

Georgia’s firing of Mark Richt was a controversial move in the college football world, and not everyone was sold on the program modeling itself after Nick Saban’s Alabama by hiring Kirby Smart, but the moves seem to be paying early dividends. Georgia had a very nice recruiting weekend, landing four-star cornerback Will Poole III and former Alabama commit Netori Johnson after...
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April 19, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Bobby Petrino throws out first pitch at Louisville game

Louisville and Kentucky may have to wait until November 26 to meet on the football field, but fans in Louisville were able to catch a glimpse of the heated rivalry Tuesday evening during the weekday matchup. But just to give fans a even bigger taste of things to come, the Cardinals’ head football coach Bobby Petrino was there to throw out the first pitch. The Courier-Journal’s...
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April 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Where Will Braxton Miller Be Picked In The NFL Draft?

Twitter/Braxton Miller There are few more interesting players in the NFL Draft than Ohio State quarterback-turned-receiver Braxton Miller. He is still learning the nuances of his new position and is definitely not as refined as someone like Laquon Treadwell, but he is a phenomenal athlete and flashed game-breaking ability at times in 2015.  Will a team take a shot on Miller as...
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April 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Curt Schilling Getting Blasted After Sharing Anti-Trans Photo On Facebook

ESPN baseball analyst Curt Schilling has gotten in trouble on social media before, but he may have taken things to a new level Monday. According to a number of outlets, including Outsports, Schilling re-posted an anti-transgender meme Monday night, adding a particularly troubling message to the photo.  Curt Schilling put this “meme” up on Facebook. Not sure why he felt the...
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April 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Jon Gruden Believes 5 Quarterbacks Will Be Selected In The 1st Round Of The NFL Draft

ESPN Monday Night Football analyst and former Super Bowl-winning head coach Jon Gruden is known as a quarterback whisperer. His series of “QB Camp” videos with the sport’s top prospects are extremely popular during the lead-up to the NFL Draft, and this year he worked with Connor Cook, Jared Goff, Christian Hackenberg, Cardale Jones, Paxton Lynch, Dak Prescott, and Carson Wentz...
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April 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Video: Bleacher Report Releases Awesome Pre-Draft Braxton Miller Video

Braxton Miller did it all during his time at Ohio State, playing both quarterback and wide receiver before it was all said and done. As one of the more exciting players entering the draft, he now sets his sights on the NFL. On Tuesday, Bleacher Report released this awesome pre-draft look at one of college football’s most electric players last season.  .@BraxtonMiller5 is ready...
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April 19, 2016  |  Discuss

How Much Money Big Ten Schools Could Get From The New TV Deal

John Ourand of the Sports Business Journal reported earlier today that Fox is closing in on securing half of the Big Ten’s primary TV rights.  The deal will reportedly be for six years and cost as much as $250 million/year.  How much of that money would go directly to the schools? About $17.8 million/year.  If Ourand’s Big Ten numbers are accurate ($250 million), that...
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April 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Georgia Gives Out Awards To 23 Players After Spring Camp

Georgia’s spring game was a pretty huge event, drawing over 93,000 fans to Sanford Stadium to see the team’s first big scrimmage under new head coach Kirby Smart. With spring camp closed, Georgia has released its award winners from the set of practices. Rather than handing out MVP awards, however, Georgia honored the most improved players, top walk-ons, the top hustle players...
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April 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Fox Reportedly “Close” To Picking Up 1/2 Of The Big Ten’s TV Rights

The first big domino in the race for the Big Ten’s primary TV rights appears to be close to falling.  According to John Ourand of the Sports Business Journal, Fox is “close” to securing half of the conference’s media rights package, which is up at the end of the 2016-17 season. The Big Ten’s current primary TV rights are with ESPN (football, $1 billion/10 years) and CBS...
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April 19, 2016  |  Discuss

The 10 Most-Googled College Football Programs Of 2015-2016

Which is the most Googled? The given level of interest in a college football program is a combination of two major factors – how good the team is currently playing and how popular the team has been historically. Of course, if you’re both a current powerhouse and a blue blood, you don’t have an issue selling out the stands on Saturdays. We took a look at the most-Googled college...
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April 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Oklahoma Compares The Impressive Trophy Hauls Of Buddy Hield And Blake Griffin

Oklahoma is pretty definitively a football school, but every so often the Sooners produce a transcendent basketball star. In 2009, it was forward Blake Griffin, who has developed into one of the NBA’s best power forwards. This year, it was sharp-shooting guard Buddy Hield, who led the Sooners to their first Final Four since 2002. During those campaigns, Griffin and Hield picked...
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April 19, 2016  |  Discuss
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