Smile Like It Was Worth It, Boys...

ESPN - The Big Ten Network and Comcast have finalized an agreement for distribution in New Jersey and Maryland, as the Big Ten prepares to officially welcome new members Rutgers and Maryland on July 1.Big Ten Network president Mark Silverman and Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany confirmed the Comcast deal to on Wednesday. BTN announced similar agreements with both Time Warner...
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Choke Wednesday: Dorial Green-Beckham

We're probably stretching it with the "choke" aspect (unless we're talking about weed), but we couldn't let the week go by without mentioning Oklahoma signing Dorial Green-Beckham, the troubled receiver who was finally booted from Missouri after failing several drug tests and allegedly tossing a teenage girl down a flight of stairs.Despite Green-Beckham'...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Highlight Monday: Herb Hand, Part II

Chopped contestant? Check. Rap battle champion? Check. Herb Hand can't stop, won't stop living out dream scenarios that I only imagine when I'm walking around my apartment alone. G's up, ho's down.If you don't love Herb Hand at this point then Free World's got you gassed up.
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Choke Wednesday: Florida's Marketing Apartment

ESPN - Ex-Florida star tight end Aaron Hernandez, jailed while awaiting trial in the killings of three men, is Mr. July in the Gators' 2014 sports calendar and is featured in a Patriots calendar produced by the same company.The University of Florida said Tuesday that officials approved the publication months before he was charged with murder, and the Patriots said they would...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Highlight Monday: The Biggest Nerd Ever

A lot of Ohio State fans might have felt slighted last Friday when they didn't get to see Ohio Stadium in Lego form, but YouTube user King Marnold is here to represent the Buckeyes in an even more impressive display of nerdiness and accuracy.That's right kids...the King skipped the Legos completely, stole my nine-year-od cousin's iPad, and built Ohio Stadium, complete...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Get Me These Lego Stadiums STAT!

We're retiring the Friday Junk Drawer for the rest of the summer because Jimmy and I actually have real jobs to worry about, but we're reaching into our own junk drawer this week and breaking out the old Legos. Want to combine your childlike love for your favorite college football team and your crippling 90s nostalgia? Brett Thiessen has you covered!Head over to Brett'...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Illinois School Gives Athletic Scholarships for Video Games

IGN - Robert Morris University Illinois in Chicago recently added eSports to its varsity athletic program, and is in the process of recruiting students who will receive scholarships based on their skills inLeague of Legends.RMU will join the Collegiate Star League, in which students compete in the aforementioned MOBA, as well as Starcraft II, Dota 2 and Hearthstone: Heroes...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Choke Wednesday: Jeopardy! Contestants...AGAIN

Quick refresher before we begin...Choke Wednesday Jeopardy Fail #1Choke Wednesday Jeopardy Fail #2Choke Wednesday Jeopardy Fail #3It's not even funny anymore. Another college football question on Jeopardy...another pitiful performance from people who have been doing nothing but studying useless trivia for the past three months:Almost, Andrea. Paige and Peter, thanks for coming...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Hey Katherine Web...Shut Up.

Honestly K-Webb, who the hell do you think you are?First off, you went to Auburn.Second, you didn't win a single football game at Alabama.Third, we liked you better like this, anyway...Hush little baby...or we'll just run this picture every day:Not a great look.
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Highlight Monday: Penn State OL Coach Herb Hand

ESPN - Penn State assistant Herb Hand has beaten himself up over past decisions, but none was probably as public as Tuesday night’s second-guessing: Why, oh why, didn’t the father of three toss his rice noodles with that Thai peanut sauce? “I learned there are a lot of armchair chefs out there,” Hand told with a laugh. Not a lot of football coaches find fans questioning...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Friday Junk Drawer

Better late than never...we've overcome our technical difficulties at DC World Headquarters and we're back to bring you your weekly Friday afternoon links dump. Let's roll...If you're not following the NCAA's argument for amateurism in California's District Court here's a brief legal synopsis: they're falling flat on their faces. Here's a lengthier...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Bitcoin Has a Bowl Game Now, Because Why the Hell Not?

In a move destined to confuse the hell out of your grandparents this Christmas, the Saint Petersburg Bowl and BitCoin have officially partnered for four years, beginning at Tropicana Field this December (not kidding about the grandparents thing...I'm pretty sure half of the things in that sentence didn't exist 10 years ago):I can't say I hate the move for Bitcoin. If...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Choke Wednesday: Sparty On

Choke Wednesday has been busy covering blunders from BCS-bound teams this offseason, highlighting late season losses that blew BCS berths for Northern Illinois, Fresno State and Oklahoma State. In our excitement we've somehow forgotten the biggest BCS choke job of all: the Ohio State Buckeyes.After finishing their second consecutive season under Urban Meyer 12-0 the Buckeyes...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

UW-Whitewater Sweeps Football, Basketball and Baseball National Championships

Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel - All doubt has been erased.The best NCAA Division III baseball team in the nation in 2014 is UW-Whitewater.The most dominant Division III athletics program in the nation is UW-Whitewater.You want proof? Read on.With senior right-hander Scott Plaza controlling the No. 1 hitting team in the Division III World Series and with the Whitewater fielders shining...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Highlight Monday: The Daily Show Destroys the NCAA

Two months ago Jon Stewart and The Daily Show blasted the NCAA for their hypocrisy in the wake of Shabazz Napier's "Hungry Huskies" comments and got the highest honor in college football: a Highlight Monday post on Double Coverage.Stewart was obviously thrilled to add a DC shirt to his case of Emmys, because the show went hard at the NCAA again last week in a segment...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Friday Junk Drawer

Happy Friday the 13th kids, and welcome back to the Friday Junk Drawer, where we catch you up on all the college football news you missed while stuck in World Cup traffic jams this week. Let's start, like always, with NCAA reform...UCF's George O'Leary responded to the SEC's "Division IV" trash talk with the only logical response to Southern secessionist...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Lisa Kerney...Just Because

Have you been avoiding ESPN for the past three months because you're sick of hearing about LeBron James, Derek Jeter and Yaseil Puig's bat flips? I can't really blame you, but it might be time to come back to the fold, kids. Meet the newest SportsCenter anchor, Lisa Kerney, fresh off the Metro North train from CBS2 in New York City.Wait a second. Kerney...Kerney...why...
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June 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Choke Wednesday: Stillwater Slip

After rebuilding their defense, restocking their depth at the skill positions, and enduring an early season QB controversy that spilled from the meeting rooms onto Twitter, Oklahoma State was one win away from their second Big 12 title in three years when the Sooners came to Stillwater in December.The Cowboys had won seven in a row and had just blasted #3 Baylor on the road to claim...
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June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

NCAA Settles With Former Athletes for $20 Million

ESPN - The NCAA announced Monday that it will pay $20 million to former football and basketball players who had their images and likenesses used in video games, hoping the settlement will help keep amateurism rules intact for college sports.Hours before the O'Bannon trial began in California challenging the NCAA's the authority to restrict or prohibit payments to athletes...
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June 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Highlight Monday: Ohio State's Joshua Perry

ElevenWarriors - Joshua Perry took out his iPhone and sent a handful of his closest teammates a group text. He asked them to drop everything for a little kid they’ve never met. “I just need 30 seconds,” the Ohio State junior linebacker said. “Whatever you’re doing; make me a video clip.” That’s it. That’s all. Thirty seconds for a leukemia-stricken boy 1,000 miles...
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June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Friday Junk Drawer

Welcome back boys and girls, it's time for the Friday Junk Drawer, where we catch you up on all the college football stories we were too lazy to blog about earlier in the week.Let's start in the Big Ten where Michigan and Ohio State are continuing their recruiting arms race. In Brady Hoke's corner, a kid who just ran a 10.5 in the 100M and is basically the fastest human...
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June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Whatever You Say, Lane Kifin

Lane Kiffin took a break from falling ass backwards into jobs he's not remotely qualified for to dispense his thoughts on Alabama's 2014 backfield and depth in the National Football League. They're enlightening...Sure there aren't, big guy. Sure there aren't. Keep that in mind when they each get 12 carries this season because you're running bubble screens...
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June 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Wager Wednesday Success Stories: Yes UConn

Las Vegas Sun - A group of recent University of Connecticut graduates shunned the old sports gambling adage of not betting with your heart en route to a five-figure payday.  Twelve diehard fans, all of whom graduated from UConn within the past two years, put $100 each on the Huskies at 50-to-1 to win college basketball’s national championship last November at Cantor Gaming...
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June 04, 2014  |  Discuss

SEC Threatens to Take Their Ball and Go Home If NCAA Doesn't Reform

CBS Sports - It's the SEC's turn to bring out the hammer to get what the Power 5 conferences want in NCAA governance.SEC commissioner Mike Slive said Friday that if the Power 5 conferences can't get the autonomy it wants to provide more benefits to college athletes there will be a Division 4. Florida president Bernie Machen said there would be a “crisis” if the Power...
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June 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Highlight Monday: Ed O'Bannon

We haven't had a basketball-themed Highlight Monday since UConn was making the Big Ten look like absolute fools during the NCAA Tournament, but we're heading back to the hardwood to congratulate Ed O'Bannon and his merry band of litigious former athletes on blasting another shell into the walls of the NCAA's glass castle.O'Bannon and co-plaintiffs settled with...
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June 02, 2014  |  Discuss
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