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The final whistle blows for Crystal Ball Run

For the past three seasons Crystal Ball Run has aimed to offer a unique perspective on the sport of college football, but today we turn the page and introduce you to The Student Section, the brand new college sports outlet from Bloguin. The Student Section has a strong editorial staff in place, with Matt Zemek, Terry Johnson and Bart Doan all ready to provide a fresh approach to...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Louisville will wear these all-black uniforms for ACC debut vs. Miami

#BlackOut Miami #UofL #ACC #Cards2ACC @LozoMauldin_IV #JakeSmith @TheVoiceTribune pic.twitter.com/0bJ9sZkzMo — Elle Raiser (@ElleRaiser) July 2, 2014
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Check out these new Oklahoma football uniforms

New Oklahoma Sooner Alt uniforms pic.twitter.com/hNAECzzibW — Phil Hecken (@PhilHecken) July 1, 2014  
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Iowa State shows off sexy new matte helmets

New matte cardinal helmets! pic.twitter.com/kPsYsWAneZ — Cyclone Uniforms (@CycloneUniforms) July 1, 2014 More views of the new matte helmet #Cyclones pic.twitter.com/EfNip9NkM7 — Cyclone Uniforms (@CycloneUniforms) July 1, 2014
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Which school is in which conference now?

Happy realignment day college football fans! Today is the  day the most recent realignment changes are now official, with Louisville now a member of the ACC, Maryland and Rutgers in the Big Ten and two brand new FBS programs are opening a new era. It is a pretty cool day, but for many it may be a bit confusing when trying to remember which school is in which conference. To make...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Miami Hurricanes offer Michael Irvin Jr

We don’t cover recruiting very much on this site but sometimes a name catches your attention. This was the case this past week when Ryan Bartow announced the most recent scholarship offer from the Miami Hurricanes… #Miami offers four-star WR Michael Irvin, Jr. http://t.co/RJzdnLObAt @InsideTheU @DavidLake3 @michaelirvin88 @jcshurburtt @SPP15 — Ryan Bartow (@RyanBartow) June...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Big Ten welcomes Maryland and Rutgers by letting mascots loose on nation’s capital

What we’ve known for a while will finally come to fruition this week as Maryland and Rutgers join the Big Ten. Maryland and Rutgers will celebrate in their own ways but it appears that the Big Ten mascots are joining Testudo and the Rutgers Scarlet Knight in some photo opportunities around the nation’s capital… #B1G mascots are out & about in DC to give @umterps &...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Auburn TE Philip Lutzenkirchen dies in car accident

The college football world received some awful news this weekend as former Auburn tight end Philip Lutzenkirchen was killed in a car accident. The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer has all of the details about this untimely accident as Lutzenkirchen was a passenger in a one-car accident. Lutzenkirchen finished his Auburn career with 59 receptions and 14 touchdowns and was a member of the...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Bloguin around college football (6/30)

It’s time to take our weekly look around the Bloguin family of sites and see what they are talking about… The Big Ten has called for changes in the wake of the O’Bannon trial but they aren’t exactly forging a wide-open new path. [story link] Noled Out is previewing the defending National Champions and looking at one of their most interesting positions, running back. With...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Flashback Friday: Noles and Irish play Game of the Century

With the announcement of the Georgia/Notre Dame series this week, I took a closer look at who the Irish would be playing out of the ACC in the upcoming seasons and it feels like their game with FSU this season is flying a bit under the radar. The defending National Champions matching up with a team that is just one year removed from playing for a National Championship and will be...
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What if Fox added Jim Ross to college football coverage?

Earlier this year Jim Ross, AKA Good Ol JR, joined Fox Sports. First he did so in a writing capacity but he also took a shot at boxing announcing. With Fox beefing up on their college football team with the addition of the likes of Tim Brando, Bruce Feldman and Stuart Mandel, Fox now has the ability to really start sprucing up their college football coverage. Jim Ross might seem...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Georgia and Notre Dame agree to two-game series

It was announced earlier today that the Georgia Bulldogs and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish have agreed to a home-and-home series. The Irish will host the first game on September 9th of 2017 in South Bend and Georgia will host the second game on September 21st of 2019. The two teams have met just one time in their history and if you’ve been around for a while you probably remember...
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West Virginia names Clint Trickett starter; will it matter?

Just three years ago, the West Virginia Mountaineers went 10-3 and finished their tenth consecutive winning season. For seven straight years, they won at least nine games. Since joining the Big 12, the Mountaineers have done nothing but disappoint. In 2012 they went 7-6 with a 4-5 conference record. Instead of bouncing back in 2013, they kept going in the wrong direction finishing...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Bloguin around college football (6/25)

It’s time to take our weekly look around the Bloguin family of sites and see what they are talking about… Dale Newton of The Duck Stops Here thinks Marcus Mariota ought to be more famous than Jameis. [story link] Texas A&M and LSU will be meeting on Thanksgiving Day this season. Saturday Night Slant looks back at previous LSU holiday games. [story link] Noled Out continues...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Minor League baseball team to host Mark Emmert night

The Cleveland Indians class A affiliate Lake County Captains will host a fan appreciation night on Wednesday, July 2nd. Sounds normal, right? Not really. The team will be hosting what it calls a “Mark Emmert Fan Appreciation Night”. Here are the details from the official site of minor league baseball…. The event will honor the great fans of Northeast Ohio in a way that only...
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June 20, 2014  |  Discuss

BitPay jumps into bowl sponsorship to encourage mainstream adoption of bitcoins

It was recently announced that BitPay would be taking over sponsorship of the St Petersberg bowl. That’s right, the bowl is trading in burgers and chicken fingers for…well I’m not exactly sure what exactly BitPay is. Good thing, the Reddit CFB community was able to get an AMA (Ask Me Anything) session with the newest bowl sponsor. Here is what BitPay had say in response to...
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June 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Flashback Friday: Ole Miss shocks Florida; sparks Tebow apology

If you ask Urban Meyer, he will tell you that his 2008 Florida Gators squad was one of the best ever, maybe even the best. If you ask Jevan Snead though, he may give you a different answer. Coming off of a 9-4 2007 season, the Florida Gators got off to a 3-0 start and were ranked 4th in the Nation. Ole Miss was 2-2 having already lost to the duo of Vandy and Wake Forest and was headed...
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June 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Monochromatic MACtion!

It's Official!! #TheFactory is where #EMUFB will always go to work!! If you're not #ETough you won't like it pic.twitter.com/pdj1xZYfhK — EMU Football (@EMUFB) June 19, 2014
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June 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Jake Heaps taking his talents to South Beach

Jake Heaps was one of the top quarterbacks in the 2010 recruiting class. 247 Sports composite rankings for pro style quarterbacks had him right behind Phillip Sims and Jesse Scroggins. Sims went to Alabama, then headed to Virginia and is now at Winston-Salem State. Scroggins went to USC, then JUCO and is now at Arizona. Heaps started out at BYU where he played in 13 games as a freshman...
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June 15, 2014  |  Discuss

The Daily Show takes on college football unionization

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June 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Watch: Duke Johnson, Wedding Crasher

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June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

O’Bannon vs NCAA trial starts today

In July of 2009, Ed O’Bannon filed this lawsuit. Five years later, we will finally get to see the drama play out in the courtroom. Jon Soloman of CBS Sports does a fantastic job of breaking everything down here and if you are still thirsting for more check out USA Today’s coverage. EA Sports has settled their part of the lawsuit for $40 million. What will this cost the NCAA...
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June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Bloguin around college football (6/9)

It’s Monday and that means it’s time to take a look around the Bloguin family of sites and see what they are talking about….. It’s tough when you are part of the fanbase of team that is stuck in losersville and the future is not looking bright. Boiled Sports and the Purdue fanbase is stuck in a malaise about the status of their football program [story link]. What are the...
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June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Johnny Manziel’s influence on Austrian football

The best things about the European American Football Championship (Pic: @RobertKlemko) http://t.co/V2PSxtiQg7 pic.twitter.com/4T712EXmKX — Rodger Sherman (@rodger_sherman) June 7, 2014
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June 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Morgan Spurlock’s “Inside Man” takes a look at college football

On Sunday, Morgan Spurlock (of “Super Size Me” fame) will enter the world of college football on his CNN show “Inside Man”. Here’s the ad for the upcoming episode of the show… Morgan Spurlock practices (with padding) with the football team at Ole Miss – one of the biggest football programs in the U.S. Morgan TACKLES the subject of college sports by embedding himself...
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June 07, 2014  |  Discuss
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