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Braxton Miller Writes Emotional Thank You Letter To Ohio State Fans

It has been an up and down time for Braxton Miller during his five years as a member of the Ohio State Buckeyes football team. After three seasons at quarterback, twice being named the Big Ten’s Offensive Player of the Year and making his name as one of the best signal callers in college football, Miller missed the 2014 season after going down with a shoulder injury. Miller came...
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January 08, 2016  |  Discuss

NFL Won’t Confirm If Game Balls Will Be Tested During Cold Weather Wild Card Game

By now, fans of professional football have heard the word “deflate” more than they ever thought was possible for a lifetime. After last season’s AFC Championship game between the New England Patriots and the Indianapolis Colts, the topic of how much PSI a game ball had in it became part of the national conversation. The Patriots contended that it was the cold temperatures...
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January 08, 2016  |  Discuss

REPORT: ESPN Owes Advertisers Millions After Declining CFB Playoff Ratings

It’s been well documented that the television ratings for this year’s College Football Playoff semifinal games were far below what they were in the first year of the system. The Orange and Cotton Bowls, both played on New Year’s Eve this season, saw a nearly 40% decrease in viewers from the Sugar and Rose Bowls the year before, which were both played on New Year’s Day. As...
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January 08, 2016  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Nick Saban Jokes With Alabama Players During Practice

For all his time on the sideline as a head coach in both the college and pro game, Nick Saban has been known for not showing a lot of personality on the field and being all business. In the days leading up to Monday’s national title game for the Alabama Crimson Tide, Saban is still keeping his focus and wants his players do to the same. Still, a video shown by ESPN shows that there...
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January 08, 2016  |  Discuss

LOOK: ESPN’s Samantha Ponder Post Emotional Message To College GameDay Co-Workers

Monday night will mark the end of the college football season, as the Alabama Crimson Tide and Clemson Tigers knock helmets for the national title. It will also mark the final show of the year for the football version of College GameDay. One of the show’s co-host, Samantha Ponder, has balanced the role of TV personality and mom during her time on the show, bringing along her young...
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PHOTO: NBA Star Bradley Beal Pays Visit To The White House, Poses For Interesting Picture

On Tuesday, Washington Wizards guard and former Florida Gators star Bradley Beal was invited to the White House for a speech by President Obama. While there, the basketball star took advantage of a photo opportunity that may go down as the most eclectic mix of personalities of all time. Beal posed with Wizards teammate Alan Anderson … along with comedian and movie star Amy Schumer...
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Legendary FSU Linebacker And NFL Hall Of Famer To Be Inducted In College Hall Of Fame

When the discussion about greatest linebackers over the last 25 seasons in both college and pro football takes place, one of the first names mentioned is Derrick Brooks. Following an amazing career with the Florida State Seminoles, Brooks helped turn the Tampa Bay Buccaneers into a Super Bowl champion on his way to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Now, Brooks is going to find himself...
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Brother Of Clemson Head Coach Dabo Swinney Arrested

Just days before his Clemson Tigers football team will take the field and play for their second national title in school history, head coach Dabo Swinney is dealing with an off-field incident involving his own brother: The Panama City (FL) News Herald is reporting that Henry “Tripp” Swinney III, 47, was arrested on Tuesday on a charge of aggravated stalking and is being held...
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Top Recruit Cavin Ridley Confirms Decision To Attend Georgia

It’s been one of the most interesting questions in college football recruiting over the last week: where in the heck is Cavin Ridley going to go to college? The wide receiver prospect from South Florida (and the brother of Alabama star freshman receiver Calvin) committed to the South Carolina Gamecocks on Saturday at the Under Armour All-American game. Two days later, he de-committed...
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Alabama Residents Naming Children After Crimson Tide Coach Nick Saban

It’s not uncommon for people to name their children after their favorite sports figure. There are babies across South Florida named Danny, but not many named Marino. In New York City during the 1960’s, there were a large number of kids named Mickey, but hardly any named Mantle. In Alabama, fans of the Crimson Tide seem to be bucking that trend and naming their newborns after...
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PHOTO: FSU Star Linebacker Trolls Florida From Comfort Of His Own Home

Every time the Florida State Seminoles are victorious over the rival Florida Gators, members of the ‘Noles hoist a gator head on their shoulders and carry it around the field to celebrate the win. In his three years as a member of the team, FSU linebacker DeMarcus Walker has been able to hoist that head every time he has played the Gators. While FSU awaits a decision from the star...
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LeBron James’ Marketing Company Cuts Ties With Johnny Manziel

Two years ago (shortly after being drafted by the Cleveland Browns), Johnny Manziel got the chance to improve his brand when he signed with LeBron James’ marketing team. After his latest incident where he reportedly showed up to Las Vegas the day before a game dressed in a hilarious disguise, Manizel and “The King” won’t be on the same team: “We’ve decided to end our...
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UCLA Holds Off Late Comeback To Upset No. 7 Arizona

The Arizona Wildcats stepped on UCLA’s court winning eight games in a row. The No. 7 team could never imagine their streak would end with a tough showing from the Bruins. The Bruins led the majority of the game, finally allowing the Wildcats to tie the game after a valiant 10-0 run. This got some pretty well-known spectators rather excited. Hitting a shot so clutch Russell Westbrook geeks out.
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January 07, 2016  |  Discuss

PHOTO: Chick-Fil-A making special biscuits to honor Clemson

Clemson fans are in for a treat thanks to a special little gift from local Chick-fil-A’s. In anticipation for National Championship game, the Chick-fil-A restaurants near Clemson’s campus in South Carolina will be serving tiger paw-shaped biscuits in their breakfast menu. Tiger Paw Biscuits to serve your large groups Monday, Jan. 11 6am-10:30am! Cheer on the Tigers in style...
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Four-Star Defensive Tackle Releases Top Five Schools

There’s just about a month until National Signing Day and more and more high school players are narrowing down their list for potential college football teams. Four-star defensive tackle Stephon Talor took to Twitter to announce the top five potential schools he would start his college football career. The New Orleans-native threw down a very impressive list. His final five schools...
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January 07, 2016  |  Discuss

PHOTO: Ohio State Receives Fiesta Bowl Trophy On Campus

Ohio State ended their season on a high note with their 44-28 victory over Notre Dame in the Fiesta Bowl. The Buckeyes didn’t make it all way to the College Football Playoffs like they hoped, but showed why they were once in contention with their performance on New Year’s Day. It was a game where the Buckeyes boasted 496 yards of total offense, including one passing touchdown...
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January 07, 2016  |  Discuss

NFL Announces 2016 Hall Of Fame Finalists

The NFL announced the 15 finalists for the 2016 Pro Football Hall of Fame Class. The Hall’s Selection Committee had to choose from the list of 25 semifinalists and come up with the most deserving NFL alum. Headlining the list is none other than star quarterback and first-year eligible nominee Brett Favre. "Brett was relentless." – Steve Young Congratulations to #PFHOF16 Finalist...
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January 07, 2016  |  Discuss

REPORT: Georgia To Hire Mel Tucker As Defensive Coordinator

Kirby Smart has made yet another power move for his new Georgia Bulldogs football staff. According to Bruce Feldman from FOXSports, Alabama defensive backs coach Mel Tucker is set to be Georgia’s new defensive coordinator. #Alabama DB coach Mel Tucker is set to become the new DC on Kirby Smart's staff at #Georgia, source told @FoxSports: https://t.co/7hOI1vYfHX — Bruce Feldman...
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U.S. Army All-American Players Rank Top College Stadiums, Atmospheres

Throughout the college football season, thousands of the top college football recruits from across the country have been wined and dined and been on the sideline (sorry for that) at some of the top games across the country. Some players use their official visits as a way to see other schools and experience some of the best that college football has to offer, both on and off the...
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Peyton Manning Named Starting Quarterback For Broncos’ Playoff Opener

After missing six games with a foot injury, Sunday was Peyton Manning’s time to shine. With the Denver Broncos trailing in their season finale, Manning came in relief and led Denver to a 27-20 win that clinched home field advantage throughout the AFC Playoffs. Now, with Manning seemingly healthy and ready to go, the Broncos are turning the keys of their offense over to the future...
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NCAA Grants Clemson Wavier Regarding Practice Hours Leading To CFP Title Game

Much has been made over the last few days about practice time regarding the two teams playing for the national championship this Monday. Thanks to a NCAA rule that says you can only practice a maximum of 20 hours a week when school is in session, the Tigers were bound to that rule as their school year started Wednesday … while the Alabama Crimson Tide don’t start school until...
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REPORT: Texas A&M Nabs Offensive Coordinator From UCLA For Same Position

After a December that saw the team lose a decent amount of quarterbacks, the Texas A&M Aggies football team began their offseason with the departure of their offensive coordinator. To replace him, the SEC school reportedly headed out west and picked one from another Power Five conference program: Deal done. Former UCLA OC Noel Mazzone to take over Texas A&M offense. Will...
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PHOTO: Alabama Fan Has Epic Spelling Fail While Trolling Clemson

Across the country, plenty of fans love to troll their rivals and those opponents of their favorite team or school. Whether it is signs, banners or even stuff online, trolling has become an art form in the world of sports. There is one thing that should serve as a public service message to anyone who wants to post or create something before a big game: always check your spelling...
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January 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Urban Meyer: Ohio State Planned Recruiting Around NFL Departures

In the last several weeks, some of the top names in college football have announced they are going to turn pro and declare for the 2016 NFL Draft. Several of those have come from the Ohio State Buckeyes, who are aware that they are about to lose some serious talent for the coming season. Head coach Urban Meyer expected some defections to the pros, and has prepared his recruiting...
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REPORT: Top Recruit Cavin Ridley Listed As Georgia Student After De-committing From South Carolina

Weeks ago, there was a thought that Cavin Ridley, a top wide receiver recruit and brother of Alabama star freshman Calvin, might follow in his brother’s footsteps and commit to the Crimson Tide. On Saturday, he surprised many and announced at the Under Armour All-American game that he was committing to the South Carolina Gamecocks. Two days later, he de-committed from the Gamecocks...
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January 07, 2016  |  Discuss
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