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Former Aggie Matt Joeckel transfers to TCU

I am now TCU Horned Frog. Go Frogs! — Matt Joeckel (@MattJoeckel) April 17, 2014
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Illinois got the uniforms Syracuse should have used ☆

Illinois is undergoing a bit of a rebranding effort, although the changes are pretty subtle compared to where the Illini are coming from. As far as football is concerned, the Illini got some decent updates to a look that did not really need all that much work. In fact, compared to the new uniforms Syracuse unveiled, the Illini look to have received the better facelift. These are...
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A closer look at Syracuse’s new football uniforms ☆

Like many, the initial reaction to Syracuse’s new football uniforms from me was a bland “Meh,” met with a condescending “Really?” Heck, it seems even the Syracuse football players were less than thrilled with the new look, a stark contrast to the reaction the football players at Miami had when getting a look at their new uniforms. But now that a day has passed, let’s...
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HUNH: Cats, Bag Men, the Tallahassee PD and the Draft

Each Thursday we take a look around the world of college football and check out some of the biggest stories, best content (and sometimes worst), videos and opinions. The talk of the sports world on Saturday was none other than the Nebraska Cornhuskers and Bo Pelini. But this time it wasn’t because of something that happened during a press conference. It was because of Pelini and...
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Senior QB Matt Joeckel to transfer from Texas A&M

Already a graduate of the Mays Business School, QB Matt Joeckel has decided to transfer http://t.co/z3rWc1Opes #12thMan — Texas A&M Football (@AggieFootball) April 16, 2014
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Syracuse’s new uniforms inspired by New York City skyline. Really?

Inspired by the NYC skyline, the new @CuseFootball uniforms are ready for the bright lights. pic.twitter.com/ckpxIO4wBL — Nike NYC (@NikeNYC) April 16, 2014
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First look at Auburn’s SEC Championship rings

Looking forward to presenting our players with their 2013 SEC Championship rings at halftime of A-Day! pic.twitter.com/5wXQwA9lD0 — Coach Gus Malzahn (@CoachGusMalzahn) April 15, 2014
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This Rutgers spring practice touchdown will melt your heart

Special Guests at @RFootball Spring Practice #9 from Rutgers Football on Vimeo.
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SEC Spring game round-up

This past weekend was busy with spring football games all over the southeast. Spring games are important for teams to see where they are at in their development as a team and for individual players but they shouldn’t be over analyzed by fans. That being said, it’s fun to get an off-season peek and see where your team, or your team’s rival is at in terms of their development...
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Women’s basketball coach scores TD in South Carolina spring game

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Jordan-Hare Stadium created in Minecraft

The Youtube user Weagler Minecraft has recreated Auburn’s Jordan-Hare Stadium in world of Minecraft. I don’t know much about Minecraft, but this looks amazing and I’m sure it took a lot of time and dedication to complete this project. h/t reddit cfb
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“When the Game Stands Tall” movie trailer

If the upcoming “Draft Day” movie with Kevin Costner doesn’t look like it’s your thing, this movie might be right up your alley. Here’s the description from IMDB: The journey of legendary football coach Bob Ladouceur (Jim Caviezel), who took the De La Salle High School Spartans from obscurity to a 151-game winning streak that shattered all records for any American sport...
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No idea what the new Miami uniforms look like, but the players seem to love it

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Your new Florida State uniforms

#Noles Ukeme Eligwe, Scooter Haggins and Reggie Northrup sporting the new uniforms! #SwagBack #IgnitionTradition pic.twitter.com/dqzmU6r8vF — FSU Football (@FSU_Football) April 11, 2014
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Missouri dismisses Dorial Green-Beckham, now what? ☆

Missouri dismissed wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham from the team Friday afternoon. The decision was that of head coach Gary Pinkell along with Mike Alden, director of athletics at Missouri. The announcement came on the same day we learned Green-Beckham would be entering counseling and a day after it was reported he would not be facing charges in connection to a burglary investigation...
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Penn State’s James Franklin shows us a new side

Remember a couple of years ago when it became a funny story how Joe Paterno was just getting involved with using Skype to communicate with recruits? My how far we have come. James Franklin, and his coaching staff, have been taking advantage of a collective presence through social networking since arriving in State College. This comes as no surprise. Franklin and his staff have been...
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Crystal Ball Run Mailbag: Wisconsin’s status, playoff questions, Ninja Turtles and Ninja Gaiden or Castlevania? ☆

This week we open up our own bag of mail, because we just do not feel like an actual college football website unless we do what all the cool kids out there are doing. We touch on a little bit of everything this week, from the impact UMass leaving the MAC has to Wisconsin’s position in the B1G West to which Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle would play which football position. You sent...
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Building a Program: Kennesaw State leaders reflect on their first year ☆

Over the last couple of months we have been following the Kennesaw State Owls as they prepare to play their first college football game in 2015. We took a look at their first recruiting class and a tryout they held to try and find some diamonds in the rough. Recently, the official Kennesaw State website posted a couple of videos of their leaders looking back on the first year of...
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Flashback Friday: Stephen Garcia and Gamecocks shock #1 Tide

This was the game that put the South Carolina Gamecocks back on the college football map. From 2005 to 2009, Steve Spurrier toiled in mediocrity in Columbia posting a record of 35-28. 2010 was the year that the Gamecocks broke through and took first place in the SEC East for the first time under Spurrier. Earlier in the season, the Gamecocks knocked off #22 Georgia in William-Brice...
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Spring Gameday Preview: What, when and where to watch Saturday

Saturday will bring plenty of spring football action your way as we hit our stride in the spring game schedule this month. Plenty of big name programs will be wrapping up spring practices Saturday with a spring game or scrimmage, including the defending national champions from Florida State. Some of the big draws this weekend will be expected to be seen in the Big Ten with Nebraska...
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NDSU documents the rise of their program with documentary

A few days ago the North Dakota State University Athletics department announced a film called “Those Who Stay Will Be Champions”. According to the press release, the film covers their move to the FCS through the end of their first decade and their three National Championships. The film is one hour and if you can’t go to the Fargo Dome on April 24th for the premier, it will...
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An inside look at Georgia’s spring practice

This is an awesome video from the University of Georgia giving it’s fans an “inside” look at the Bulldogs spring practice. Game ball to Georgia’s starting QB for the 2014 season, Hutson Mason, for tweeting out a link yesterday.
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HUNH: Playoffs, Analytics and Spring Football

Each Thursday we take a look around the world of college football and check out some of the biggest stories, best content (and sometimes worst), videos and opinions. With March Madness ending, the Playoff Guru takes a look at what a 16 team college football tournament might look like [story link]. Spencer Hall of EDSBS wrote a piece on what college football could learn from Turkish...
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SEC and Tennessee go all in by moving opener to Sunday night

The Tennessee Volunteers have a very tough opener in week one against the Utah State Aggies. Originally, the game was scheduled on Saturday (August 30th) but the game has now been moved to Sunday (August 31st) which will bring a lot more attention to the game. Did I mention that the game will also be broadcast on the SEC Network? Over the last few years, Utah State has become a very...
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It may be considered old fashioned to some, but subscription to RSS feeds is still a viable way of keeping up to date with content from various websites, podcasts and other forms of social media. Not sure what RSS feeds are, watch this. One of the most popular ways to organize and subscribe to RSS feeds came from the people at Google with the retired Google Reader. When Google pulled...
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