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FSU 2016 Commit Shines In High School Season Opener

The high school football season has officially kicked off in all the major places, including the state of Florida. Top recruits committed to some of the nation’s top programs are taking the field and giving fans of those colleges something to look forward to in the future. The Florida State Seminoles have a class that is still ranked as one of the tops in the nation (despite recent...
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August 30, 2015  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Alabama Quarterback, Running Back Collide During Practice Drill

If anyone can testify the best as to how hard it is to tackle Alabama running back Derrick Henry, it might not be members of the team’s defense who go against him in practice … and it also might not be members of opposing defenses in the SEC. The best person to give a first-hand account might be one of the team’s quarterbacks, Blake Barnett. During a running drill at practice...
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VIDEO: Packers Receiver Makes Best Catch Of The 2015 NFL Preseason

Here’s the scenario: you’re an NFL wide receiver and your team is getting killed in a meaningless preseason game by 25 points late in the third quarter. You run your route and get dragged down by the opposing defensive back on a play. What do you do? While some players would have just let the ball drop and gotten the penalty for pass interference, Green Bay Packers wide receiver...
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VIDEO: Dirty Tackle Leads To Fights, Ejection In NFL Preseason Game

What was supposed to be just a third preseason game turned into so much more between Baltimore and Washington on Saturday … and it all started with this unnecessary move on a tackle by Kennan Robinson: Dirty play by Keenan Robinson. He needs to be fined and suspended @TroyVincent23 http://t.co/46eLXWKdmB #ravens #Redskins — Nadeem K (@tannad2001) August 30, 2015 After the...
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Fan Dies After Falling From Upper Deck Seats At Braves Game

Tragic news coming from the world of Major League Baseball, where a 60 year old man who fell from his seats in the upper deck of Atlanta’s Turner Field Saturday night has passed away: Fan fell and died at Braves game ID'd as 60 yo Gregory Murrey from Alpharetta pic.twitter.com/4SFMiaONoT — Steve Gehlbach (@SteveGWSB) August 30, 2015 Murrey died at the hospital after being...
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August 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Ukwuachu rape victim hires firm that prosecuted Winston

By Eddy Almaguer The woman who was sexually assaulted by former Baylor defensive lineman Sam Ukwuachu has hired John Clune and Chris Ford of Hutchinson Black and Cook of Denver, the same firm that represented Erica Kinsman in the Jameis Winston sexual assault case, reports ESPN. “At the request of the victim and her parents, our firm has been retained to investigate a number...
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August 29, 2015  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Julio Jones Reacts After Signing 5-Year, $71 Million Extension

On Saturday evening, news broke that top Atlanta Falcons receiver Julio Jones signed a long-term extension with the team. BREAKING: The Falcons have signed Julio Jones to a five-year extension #RiseUp — Atlanta Falcons (@AtlantaFalcons) August 29, 2015 NFL reporter Chris Mortensen followed up shortly with the details of the contract. Julio Jones and Falcons have agreed to...
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Maryland Commit Snaps Ankle In High School Game

On Saturday, Miami Central was trending on Twitter after getting stunned by DeMatha Catholic High School, 38-14. Though the Stags are ranked, Miami Central was the favorite. Unfortunately for the Stags, they lost their top receiver. Darryl Turner, a 3-star receiver who committed to Maryland in January, broke his ankle after completing a pass in the first quarter. It’s not easy...
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Second Arkansas Freshman Arrested In As Many Days

Someone round up the rest of the Arkansas freshmen and lock them in a room until Sept.5. If no one does, they’re all liable to get arrested. On early Saturday morning, police arrested freshman Arkansas kicker Blake Johnson for public intoxication, minor in possession and disorderly conduct, according to a local Arkansas station. According to a police report, Johnson was found...
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Video: The First Great Touchdown Of The College Football Season

Fine, maybe it’s not the FBS action you’re craving so much, but a good play is a good play. On Saturday, the FCS season kicked off between No.1 North Dakota State Bison and No.13 Montana Grizzlies. While the Bison were heavily favored in this matchup, Grizzlies quarterback Brady Gustafson has been impressing people with his play today, topped by this awesome touchdown. #12...
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WATCH: Vick's first pass as a Steeler is a 63-yard bomb

By Eddy Almaguer There’s been a lot of talk about Michael Vick’s presence on the Pittsburgh Steelers recently. Some believe he’ll be a negative influence on his team and other quarterbacks around the league. He’s going to do everything he can to shut the critics up, and he took a big step toward that goal during Saturday’s preseason game between the Steelers and Buffalo...
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Redskins sign tackle to biggest guaranteed deal in position history

By Eddy Almaguer On Saturday, Washington Redskins left tackle Trent Williams became a very rich man. #Redskins made LT Trent Williams the highest paid T in history. $13.2M avg. $43.25M in guarantees. $32M at signing, per agent Vincent Taylor — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 29, 2015 That’s $66 million, you’re keeping count. And of course, when you’re suddenly $32 million...
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Jeremy Maclin Doesn’t Give A Damn About Your Fantasy Football Team

On Saturday, Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Jeremy Maclin used social media to go on a tirade against fantasy football. It seems that he has a bone to pick with those who root for fantasy victories instead of real, team victories. Why could Maclin be so upset? Well, in the last calendar year, the Chiefs have had one receiver score a touchdown. That’s not a typo. So presumably...
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August 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Brett Favre Showed Up To South Carolina Camp

The South Carolina Gamecocks were treated with the presence of a football legend on Saturday when former quarterback Brett Favre showed up to camp and spoke to the team. Thank you to Brett Favre for taking the time to talk to the team after practice! #Gamecocks pic.twitter.com/bVolAXll88 — Gamecock Football (@GamecockFB) August 29, 2015 Great having @Favre4Official out at...
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WATCH: Rutgers ends training camp with dance off

By Eddy Almaguer It’s not unusual for schools to keep things light during football camp. Practicing for several weeks can get pretty grueling, and you want to have some motivation to keep on going. For Rutgers, that came in the way of an epic dance off at the end of camp. That’s definitely the best dance off we’ve seen this offseason. We tip our cap to No.99, Kevin Wilkins...
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August 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Texas A&M Lands 4-Star Running Back

The Texas A&M running game got better on Saturday afternoon after running back Rakeem Boyd out of Houston, TX announced he was committing to the Aggies. Proud to announce I will be taking my talents to Texas A&M #GigEm — Rakeem Boyd (@boyd_rakeem) August 29, 2015 Boyd is ranked four stars by Rivals.com and three stars by 247sports.com. As a result, the two sites have...
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Ohio State’s J.T. Barrett Among Six Captains On Team

Being named captain of a program like Ohio State is quite an honor, and on Friday, head coach Urban Meyer bestowed that honor upon six players on his team. Proud to announce the Captains of the 2015 Buckeyes. Incredible honor! pic.twitter.com/zIuS6PV6hG — Urban Meyer (@OSUCoachMeyer) August 28, 2015 Now, some may make a story out of quarterback J.T. Barrett getting a Captain...
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August 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Kevin Sumlin Takes Accidental Shot At Steve Sarkisian On Twitter

There will come a day when people will figure out the differences between a direct message (DM) on Twitter, and posting to all your users. Today is not that day. Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin meant to DM someone a joke about USC’s Steve Sarkisian, and instead, tweeted it out to his more than 71,000 followers. Sumlin deleted it, but several Twitter users captured a screenshot...
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August 29, 2015  |  Discuss

ESPN College GameDay Makes Some Crazy Playoff Picks

While FBS football doesn’t kick off for another few days, the FCS season begins today between North Dakota State and Montana, which means there’s some College GameDay action on ESPN. The crew took their turns revealing their picks for the College Football Playoffs and some of them were really out there. From collegespun.com.The teams in bold are the playoff picks: LSU or Stanford...
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August 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Sarah Palin: ‘Terrorists Using ESPN To Mislead The Public’

Earlier in the week, ESPN suspended former baseball pitcher and current analyst Curt Schilling for this since-deleted tweet. It seems that Schilling’s suspension struck a nerve with Republican politician Sarah Palin. She unleashed a massive writen attack on ESPN, insinuating that the network buys into ISIS belief for suspending Schilling. But wait, there’s more! She then...
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August 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Kirk Cousins, Not RG3, To Start Week 1 For Redskins

After a whole lot of back and forth on the status of Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III after he suffered a possible concussion, multiple reports are naming Kirk Cousins the starter to open the NFL season vs. the Miami Dolphins. THIS JUST IN: Redskins plan to start Kirk Cousins Week 1 against the Dolphins. (via @diannaESPN) pic.twitter.com/KleYwYR7VJ — SportsCenter...
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August 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Oregon starting QB added to roster two weeks ago

By Eddy Almaguer As we head into the final week before college football kicks off, schools are slowly but surely (and some even grudgingly) naming their starters. And as usual, whoever is listed as No.1 in a QB depth chart is of big interest in many schools. On Friday, Oregon released its first official depth chart. Oregon's first depth chart pic.twitter.com/Pw0QYksZe1 —...
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Illinois Head Coach Fires Back After Being Fired

After an investigation concluded that Illinois Head Coach Tim Beckham mistreated his athletes, Illinois fired him. On Friday evening, Beckham finally responded to the event. Statement from Tim Beckman: "I am shocked and disappointed by the decision Mike Thomas and the University of Illinois made today …. " — Ralph D. Russo (@ralphDrussoAP) August 28, 2015 Tim Beckman statement...
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Arkansas freshman C.J. O’Grady arrested, charged with DWI

By Eddy Almaguer Arkansas tight end C.J. O’Grady isn’t starting off his college career very well. On Friday morning, he was stopped on his scooter for having a busted tail light, according to wholehogsports.com. Then the police officer noticed things were off. The officer noted in his report that O’Grady had watery, bloodshot eyes, was slurring his words and smelled of...
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August 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Jameis Winston featured on a Publix banner

By Eddy Almaguer To know Jameis Winston is to know Publix crab legs. You know the story. A year and a half ago, while still with Florida State, the quarterback walked into a Publix and left with crab legs in his hands — without paying. The story blew up, and the crab leg memes have continued ever since. Once Winston became a Buccaneer, though, Publix was willing to wipe the...
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