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Ohio State’s Cardale Jones Confirms Entry In 2016 NFL Draft

Following the Ohio State Buckeyes’ loss in late November to Michigan State, two of their star players – running back Ezekiel Elliott and quarterback Cardale Jones – said they had played their final games at home with the school. While nothing was officially declared, Jones made it clear Wednesday during media day for the Fiesta Bowl against Notre Dame that, win or lose on Friday...
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December 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Tennessee Football Honors High School Player Killed While Protecting Others

It was a tragic moment that can only be described as heartbreaking: Zaevion Dobson, a high school star player and honors student in the Knoxville, Tennessee area, was killed earlier this month during a shooting in the city. He died after jumping on others to shield them from the bullets, losing his life in the process. The story has received national attention as the debate continues...
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December 30, 2015  |  Discuss

NFL Television Viewing Schedule For Week 17 Games

We have finally reached the end of the 2015 NFL regular season … a time when some teams are looking to solidify their spot in the postseason, some are still trying to make it into the playoffs and others are just playing out the schedule. This week, it’s old school for the league when it comes to the schedule, as all 16 teams will play on Sunday to close things out. Here’s...
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December 30, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Georgia 2015 Recap Video Honors Mark Richt After Departure

When the 2016 football season kicks off for the Georgia Bulldogs in Atlanta against North Carolina, something will be different for the first time in over a decade and a half: Mark Richt will not be leading the Dawgs into action. Earlier this month, the school and their coach of 15 seasons parted ways, with Richt landing at his alma mater, the University of Miami. Several weeks ago...
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December 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Urban Meyer Says He Was Approached By NFL Team About Coaching Job

It is no secret that Urban Meyer doesn’t stay at the same coaching job for very long. His longest tenure was six seasons with the Florida Gators and that included leaving the job twice, technically. Now, as Meyer’s Ohio State Buckeyes prepare for the Fiesta Bowl against Notre Dame, the head coach is confirming that he was approached about making this year his final one in Columbus...
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December 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Nick Saban, Mark Dantonio Meet With Media Ahead Of Cotton Bowl

On a New Year’s Eve night, two of the top programs in college football will take the field when the Alabama Crimson Tide and Michigan State Spartans meet up in the Cotton Bowl. This season, the game has more meaning as it serves as a national semifinal for the College Football Playoff. It will also be a reunion for Alabama head coach Nick Saban, who spent time as the head coach...
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REPORT: Auburn Close To Hiring LSU Defensive Coordinator For Same Job

Heading into the 2015 football season, the Auburn Tigers expected big things from their defense under new coordinator Will Muschamp. 12 games later, the school found themselves in the bottom third of the country on that side of the ball, yet Muschamp somehow got another head coaching job … this time at South Carolina. Now, it appears the school is looking within the division for...
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December 30, 2015  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Alabama Players Show Singing, Dancing ‘Skills’ During Cotton Bowl Media Day

In just over one day, the Alabama Crimson Tide will hit the field against the Michigan State Spartans in the Cotton Bowl, with both teams trying to advance to the national championship game. But before the game can kick off, members of the Tide showed they have some … umm, “skills” … that don’t involve the pigskin. During Tuesday’s Media Day, members of the team were...
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December 30, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Mike Gundy Travels Through New Orleans On A Hoverboard

It’s the newest holiday gift that is sweeping the nation: the hoverboard found its way under plenty of people’s Christmas trees in 2015 as the hottest new item (sometimes literally the hottest when it catches fire). Along the way, people older than 25 have tried to be hip and ride one, sometimes with disastrous consequences: Mike Tyson hover board fail. pic.twitter.com/WfYqlruaHZ...
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REPORT: Miami Dolphins Brought Security To Watch Items While Playing At New England

For years, there have been stories of alleged bugging taking place inside the visitor’s locker room at Gillette Stadium, home of the New England Patriots. Some, including Peyton Manning, reportedly don’t trust what goes on and won’t conduct business inside that room. It’s just another note in the history of shady behavior that may or may not have be taking place during the...
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VIDEO: LSU Fans Show Les Miles Plenty Of Love Before Texas Bowl

It has been a rocky month for the LSU Tigers and their head football coach Les Miles. Heading into their season finale against Texas A&M, it appeared that Miles was going to be shown the door sooner rather than later. Instead, he was kept on board and the school’s administration acted like nothing was going to be awkward between both sides. Fans of the Tigers were torn between...
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Mother Of Alabama Quarterback Not A Fan Of School’s New Defensive Coordinator

In life, not everyone is loved by all. In the case of the mother of Alabama quarterback Jake Coker, she can’t seem to get away from someone she despises. In a story from CBS Sports, Michelle Spires details her distain for new Alabama defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt. According to the story, Spires has issues with Pruitt because the coach, during his first stint as an Alabama...
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December 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Clemson Tigers Suspend Three Players From Orange Bowl

When the Clemson Tigers hit the field on New Year’s Eve for the Orange Bowl, they will be without three players who were sent home from South Florida prior to the national semifinal game: The Clemson Tigers have sent 3 players home for violating team rules. (via @Mark_Schlabach) https://t.co/LSmNSIB2WL — ESPN CollegeFootball (@ESPNCFB) December 30, 2015 According to ESPN...
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Chip Kelly Tells Reporter He Wants To Coach In The NFL, Not Interested In College Return

With just one game left in the 2015 NFL season, Chip Kelly will be watching the Philadelphia Eagles play on Sunday instead of being on the sidelines coaching the team. The organization made the decision to fire Kelly after a 6-9 season that will see them miss the playoffs for the second straight year. Kelly, who was the darling of the league when he was hired after four years with...
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December 30, 2015  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Leonard Fournette Goes Touchdown Crazy In LSU’s Texas Bowl Win

As the 2015 season came to an end for the LSU Tigers Tuesday night in the Texas Bowl, head coach Les Miles and offensive coordinator Cam Cameron decided to finish off the year how it started: with a healthy dose of running back Leonard Fournette. The sophomore star ran for four touchdowns – and caught another – in the Tigers’ blowout win over Texas Tech. After running for his...
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December 30, 2015  |  Discuss

FSU Seminoles Football Preview: Peach Bowl vs. Houston

For the second time in the last four seasons, the Florida State Seminoles (at least on paper) drew the short straw when it came to bowl competition. But unlike the 2012 season (when they faced Northern Illinois in the Orange Bowl during the old BCS system), FSU’s opponent in this year’s Peach Bowl has a legit shot of coming out with a victory. Jimbo Fisher knows the challenge...
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December 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Thanks, Coach: An Open Letter To Steve Spurrier From Gator Nation

As many of you who have read my work on Gamedayr through the years know, I’ve been a fan of the Florida Gators all my life. Through good times (and boy, were there a lot of those) and bad, I stand by the teams that represent the University of Florida every day of the year (except when they play my alma mater, the Jacksonville University Dolphins). My brother Bryan and my stepbrother...
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December 30, 2015  |  Discuss

VIDEO: A Thrilling Twist To A Classic Tailgating Game

Alabama and Michigan State’s football teams are getting ready to compete in the Cotton Bowl on New Year’s Eve, but it seems like each school’s cheerleading squad wanted to get in on the action as well. Alabama cheerleaders played some classic corn hole against Michigan State cheerleaders, but the stakes were a little higher than usual. The squads went up 200 feet on the Goodyear...
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December 29, 2015  |  Discuss

VIDEO: LSU Running Back Speeds Through Traffic For Touchdown

Louisiana State might not have had the end of the regular season they wanted, but it seems like the Tigers are trying to make a statement in bowl season. LSU is facing Texas Tech in the Advocare V100 Texas Bowl. The Tigers have seemed unstoppable through two quarters, dominating on the ground and scoring touchdowns. To no one’s surprise Tigers’ star running back Leonard Fournette...
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December 29, 2015  |  Discuss

VIDEO: FSU Tops Florida With Final Second Jumper

The Florida Gators lost their first home game against in-state rival Florida State on Tuesday night. The ‘Noles win the sweet 73-71 victory in the thrilling final seconds of the game. With the game tied, Seminole Dwayne Bacon hit the final winning shot with 4.6 seconds remaining. The freshman led the team with 24 points. Despite the loss, Florida’s KeVaughn Allen had a stellar...
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December 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Twitter Reacts To Chip Kelly’s Dismissal From Philadelphia

The Philadelphia Eagles officially released Chip Kelly from his head coaching position on Tuesday evening. Kelly was in his third season with the Eagles, marking a third straight year the team missed the NFL playoffs. After last week’s loss to the Washington Redskins, Philadelphia’s front office said enough was enough and fired Kelly from his position. He will be replaced by...
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December 29, 2015  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Baylor Dominating Bowl Game Despite Being Plagued With Injuries

The Baylor Bears have not struggled at all in the Russell Athletic, completely dominating North Carolina through the first half. This may come as a surprise seeing as Baylor is playing without their top two quarterbacks and top wide receiver. Luckily for the Bears faithful, the team has not let this hinder them during bowl season. Baylor has shown just how skillful they are on the...
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December 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Eagles Fire Head Coach Chip Kelly

The Philadelphia Eagles announced they have fired head coach Chip Kelly. The team released this statement on their website: “We appreciate all the contributions that Chip Kelly made and wish him every success going forward.” – Jeffrey Lurie, Owner Letter from Chairman and CEO Jeffrey Lurie: https://t.co/8XfWz1ps9B pic.twitter.com/2e7FVb1FBe — Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles...
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December 29, 2015  |  Discuss

PHOTOS: FSU Had A Special Guest At Their Peach Bowl Practice

Devonta Freeman is one of the best running backs in Florida State history and one of the best running backs in the NFL – today, he served as a bit of inspiration to his former team. Freeman took a break from his job on the field with the Atlanta Falcons to visit the Seminoles during their practice before the Peach Bowl. The running back was one of the best at Florida State and...
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December 29, 2015  |  Discuss

FSU Linebacker Trolls Jimbo Fisher Over Return Of Head Coach’s Hair

It may be the biggest elephant in the room of college football. Ever since taking over as the head coach of the Florida State Seminoles, Jimbo Fisher had seen his hair line go further and further back as his team had started to win games. It’s a vicious cycle that couldn’t be ignored. Over the course of the 2015 season, Fisher’s head has noticeably had more and more hair on...
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December 29, 2015  |  Discuss
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