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PHOTO: Cartoonist Calls Out Cam Newton Haters Over Perceived Double Standard

It seems as if there has been as much discussion this Super Bowl season about dabbing and dancing as there has been about the actual game between the Denver Broncos and the Carolina Panthers. Much of that has to do with the league’s likely MVP and maybe its most polarizing player, Panthers quarterback Cam Newton. Throughout the season, there has been comments and attacks from opposing...
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February 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Iowa Politician Proposes Bill Cutting Ties With Stanford After Rose Bowl Band Incident

It’s not a secret to anyone that has watched a football game involving the Stanford Cardinal that their marching band likes to push the envelope that not conform to what you would think a normal marching band is like. Even so, there were plenty of people from the Midwest, namely the state of Iowa, who were upset with the band’s performance during the Rose Bowl halftime show...
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February 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Johnny Manziel’s Ex-Girlfriend: ‘He Threatened To Kill Both Of Us’

Last weekend, Johnny Manziel against found himself in the media spotlight for the wrong reason. Police in the Dallas area were called to an incident involving the Cleveland Browns quarterback and his ex-girlfriend. Now, we’re hearing chilling details from that alleged victim, Colleen Crowley, who told WFAA-TV, the ABC affiliate in Dallas that Manziel threatened to harm both of...
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February 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Virginia Celebrates Frank Beamer Day To Honor Former Hokies Head Coach

When the Virginia Tech Hokies open up their 2016 football season on September 3rd against Liberty, there will be something vastly different on their sideline. For the first time in nearly three decades, the Hokies will be led into action by someone other than Frank Beamer. After 29 seasons coaching at his alma mater, Beamer retired following the 2015 season, going out in style with...
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February 04, 2016  |  Discuss

NCAA Exploring Several Different Rule Changes For 2016 Football Season

Next week, the NCAA’s committee on football rules will be meeting in Orlando, Florida to discuss several important changes on the table for the 2016 season. While several ideas deal with actual on field plays, some are focused more on the continued push for further awareness of player health: In 2014, it was made so that an on-field official that threw a flag for targeting could...
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February 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Archie Manning Defends Peyton Against Reports Of Alleged HGH Use

On Sunday night, Peyton Manning could leave the field at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California as the winner of his second Super Bowl title when the Denver Broncos take on the Carolina Panthers. While his 2015 season, which could very well be his last according to reports, hasn’t gone as planned thanks to injuries, it also has been clouded by potential controversy. A report...
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February 04, 2016  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Website Does Hilarious Spoof Of Real Signing Day Thoughts By Coaches

Across the country, top programs brought in more and more great players on National Signing Day. But for every school like Florida State, Alabama or LSU that had a great recruiting day and finished at or near the top of the rankings, there were other schools that either missed out on several key targets or found themselves still in search of help after a subpar day. Even with a bad...
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February 04, 2016  |  Discuss

LSU’s Les Miles Explains Interesting Origin Behind Eating Grass Before Games

If you’ve ever watched or attended a LSU Tigers football game, you’ve seen the rather interesting moment when head coach Les Miles picks up a piece of grass off the ground and put it in his mouth for a taste. It’s something that makes people scratch their heads wondering one simple thing: why? During National Signing Day, Miles was interviewed about the class that LSU signed...
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February 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Ole Miss Signee Fires Shots At Mississippi State, Dan Mullen After Decision

For many schools on National Signing Day, the goal is pretty simple to win their own backyard and their own home state by bringing in as many recruits as they can. For one top receiver, he couldn’t even get recruited by the program in his home town … and that bothers him. A.J. Brown is a four star receiver who signed with the Ole Miss Rebels. Brown went with Hugh Freeze’s team...
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February 04, 2016  |  Discuss

REPORT: NFL Planning To Move 2016 Regular Season Game To Mexico City

The NFL has made no secret of its desire to play more regular season games in locations outside of the United States. Already, there are three games scheduled to be played in London during the 2016 season. Now, one game is in the works to be moved south of the border, as the league is planning a return to Mexico City: The Oakland Raiders are scheduled to host the Houston Texans...
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February 04, 2016  |  Discuss

PHOTO: Heisman Winner Derrick Henry Meets With President Obama At National Event

In the coming weeks, the Alabama Crimson Tide football team will head to the White House and meet with President Obama, a tradition for most teams after they win their sport’s championship. It will be the fourth time in the last seven years that head coach Nick Saban will lead his team to such an honor. One member of that team couldn’t wait for the honor and got an early start...
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WATCH: Houston Coaches Make Hilarious ‘Office Space’ Parody Video After Signing Day

After a 13-1 season that saw them bring home a conference championship and a New Years Six bowl win in the Peach Bowl over FSU, the Houston Cougars aren’t going to sneak up on teams for much longer. Just like other college powers, head coach Tom Herman and his staff were busy securing their next class of football recruits on Wednesday. Things didn’t go exactly as planned, as...
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February 04, 2016  |  Discuss

FSU Assistant Says Shavar Manuel’s Flip From Florida Was Planned ‘For Weeks’

It was one of the biggest stories of National Signing Day: four star defensive end recruit Shavar Manuel, a Florida commit for the last month, de-committed from the Gators in the morning before committing the rival Florida State Seminoles in the afternoon. On the surface, it looked like the Tampa area native had a change of heart to the school that didn’t stop recruiting him despite...
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February 04, 2016  |  Discuss

PHOTO: Ohio State Assistant Takes Shot At Rival Michigan Following Signing Day

It was a tale of two vastly different approaches when it came to National Signing Day. The Ohio State Buckeyes had most of their class signed before some people were even out of bed, getting all 18 signatures in to finish up their class before 11 AM. Their rivals, the Michgian Wolverines, threw a gigantic party (with proceeds going to charity) that included former player Tom Brady...
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February 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Florida Hires Virginia Tech Assistant As New Defensive Backs Coach

Just one day after inking a signing day class that many outlets feel was one of the top 15 in the country, the Florida Gators have inked another name that may be just as important as any athlete they signed a day before. As signing day came to a close, reports begin to surface that the Gators were ready to hire a new defensive backs coach: Va. Tech secondary coach Torrian Gray expected...
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February 04, 2016  |  Discuss

FSU’s Jimbo Fisher Says Freshman Star Has ‘Tremendous Chance’ At Winning Starting QB Spot

When the Florida State Seminoles take the field for their 2016 season opener against Ole Miss, there might be a new starting quarterback for Jimbo Fisher’s team. With 2015 starter Sean Maguire out for spring practice following ankle surgery, others will get a chance to compete for that coveted spot. One player who will be getting some reps in spring drills is early enrollee Malik...
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February 04, 2016  |  Discuss

New England Patriots Star Calls For Changes To NFL’s Pro Bowl Game

For those who may have missed it, the NFL held their annual all-star game last weekend when dozens of star players took the field in Hawai’i for the annual Pro Bowl. The once interesting game has turned into an afterthought, despite changes in recent years to format, location and date on the calendar (now being played in the week between conference championship games and the Super...
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February 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Jim Harbaugh: Michigan To Hold Part Of Spring Football Practice In Florida

On Thursday, the temperature in Ann Arbor, Michigan (home of the Michigan Wolverines) is expected to get to 34 degrees with a chance of light snow flurries in the morning. In Bradenton, Florida (home of the IMG Academy), it’s expected to get up to 75 degrees with a chance of rain. We don’t know what the weather will be like come the end of the month, but that 40 degree difference...
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February 04, 2016  |  Discuss

PHOTO: Former Florida Star Takes Shot At Rival FSU With Throwback Signing Day Memory

With National Signing Day in the rearview mirror, it will be several years until we truly know which college had the best class based on performance on the field. While the Florida State Seminoles were declared to have the top classes by ESPN, one former star of the Florida Gators is taking a shot at his rivals while remembering his Signing Day moment. Dante Fowler, now a member...
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February 04, 2016  |  Discuss

2016 Football Signing Day Recap: The Rich Continue To Get Richer

In a matter of hours, the lives of thousands of high school seniors changed forever when they signed letters of intent to play college football across this country. From the FBS to NAIA and the FCS to Division III, schools loaded up on talent at both positions of need and want. As is the usual trend, the rich got richer in the sport’s top classification, as the top rated classes...
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February 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Florida Basketball Holds On For SEC Win Over Arkansas

After a huge upset win at home against the previously ninth ranked team in the country this weekend, the Florida Gators returned to conference play Tuesday night with a harder than expected 87-83 win over the Arkansas Razorbacks. Florida would be in control early, thanks in part to some sick highlights plays from forward Dorian Finney-Smith and his team high 22 points: Arkansas...
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February 03, 2016  |  Discuss

J.J. Watt Defends Cam Newton’s Touchdown Celebrations Ahead Of Super Bowl 50

If you’re a betting man, you can probably count on Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton scoring at least one touchdown either through the air or with his feet during Sunday’s Super Bowl 50 showdown with the Denver Broncos. After he scores, the chances are pretty good that Newton will celebrate by dancing or dabbing the same way he has been doing over the course of the 2015...
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February 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Bret Bielema Addresses Comments Made About Recruiting By Florida, Ole Miss

It wouldn’t be a week in SEC football without Arkansas head coach Bret Bielema saying something that had some people laughing, some shaking their heads and others screaming and throwing things. Earlier this season, Bielema made waves when he bashed the Big Ten for their schedules … than lost to MAC member Toledo. On National Signing Day, Bielema was talking on ESPN about the...
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February 03, 2016  |  Discuss

FSU, Big Ten And SEC Dominate 2016 Recruting Rankings

Now that the dust has settled on National Signing Day for the 2016 recruiting class, it is time to examine how each class turned out. While we won’t know how these four and five star prospects will do on the field until this fall at the earliest, we have a preliminarily idea of who had the best class based on how many top prospects they got to sign there. At the top of the list...
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February 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Auburn, Georgia Sign Highly Rated 2016 Defensive Recruits

In the heat of recruiting battles that came to a head on National Signing Day, some of the top SEC programs were going against one another for some of the top recruits in the country. In the case of the Auburn Tigers and the Georgia Bulldogs, each school was able to land a top rated defensive recruit before signing day was done. The Tigers struck first when they were able to bring...
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February 03, 2016  |  Discuss
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