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Texas Tech Coach Has High Praise For LSU Entering Bowl Showdown

Tuesday night, the Big XII and the SEC will collide in Houston when LSU takes on Texas Tech in the Texas Bowl. For the Tigers, it will be a chance to get back on the field and put all the controversy behind them surrounding the status of their head coach Les Miles. The Red Raiders bring their high powered, high scoring offense into the game looking to build momentum for 2016. Texas...
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December 29, 2015  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Nick Saban, Alabama Players Singing Aladdin Song May Be The Funniest Thing You’ll Hear

It takes a lot for some people to get out of their comfort zone and risk making fools out of themselves for the sake of others. Members of the Alabama Crimson Tide football team joined head coach Nick Saban in doing such a thing while the team is in Texas for the Cotton Bowl. Attending an event at a local pediatric hospital near Dallas, Saban and the players took a challenge and...
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TCU's Gary Patterson fires back at Sooners QB Baker Mayfield

While he is preparing to lead the Oklahoma Sooners in the CFB Playoff semifinal Thursday against the Clemson Tigers in the Orange Bowl, quarterback Baker Mayfield made headlines when he ripped TCU head coach Gary Patterson for, in Mayfield’s words, hanging him out to dry when he was being recruited out of high school. Mayfield walked on at Texas Tech before transferring to Oklahoma...
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Gators 'go to the Dark Side' following Citrus Bowl practice

Across the globe, the trending topic has been the recently released Star Wars movie, which has brought in more money than some countries do in an entire decade. In the state of Florida, college football bowl season is a close number two, with the Florida Gators being the hot topic by playing so close to home in the Citrus Bowl … located just down the road in Orlando. Florida...
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PHOTOS: Clemson’s Orange Bowl Trip Is A Day At The Beach For Players, Coaches

For the third time in the last five seasons, the Clemson Tigers are in South Florida for the Orange Bowl game. This time, it comes with a little more meaning … as a win over Oklahoma would send the Tigers to Arizona for the national championship game. You would think that the Tigers might be a little tense and tight heading into such an important game. Well, if they are, Dabo Swinney...
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Kirk Herbstreit Tells Fans To ‘Embrace’ Alabama’s Dynasty Run

After winning three national titles over a four season period, the Alabama Crimson Tide are finding themselves in a little “slump”. By slump, they have still made it to the Sugar Bowl each of the previous two seasons and won the SEC in both 2014 and 2015. Now, the Crimson Tide find themselves back in the College Football Playoff (the only team from last year’s teams to return...
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PHOTOS: FSU Unveils All-Garnet Uniforms For 2015 Peach Bowl

Ever since Jimbo Fisher took over as the head coach of the Florida State Seminoles before the 2010 season, the team has worn their same traditional jerseys for games: garnet tops at home and white tops on the road to go along with gold pants. The look has consistently been ranked as one of the most liked in the sport … and if the team is winning, why mess with what works? In the...
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VIDEO: Broncos Comeback To Win Overtime Thriller Vs. Bengals, Clinch Playoff Berth

In a game that had playoff implications for both teams (and seemingly half of the AFC), the Denver Broncos found themselves in another deep deficit at home … and for the third time this year, the Mile High Men came back from that deficit to win, this time defeating the Cincinnati Bengals 20-17 in overtime. Yet again, the Broncos were without quarterback Peyton Manning, who is still...
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Tuesday’s Thoughts: Cam Newton Should Clearly Be The 2015 NFL MVP Winner

In a few days, the NFL season will conclude with a 16 game schedule that will feature a game between the New England Patriots and the Miami Dolphins to go with another game between the Carolina Panthers and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. With both the Patriots and Panthers securely in the playoffs (and both games being relatively meaningless against Sunshine State teams who aren’t going...
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Alabama Coaches, Players Compare Michigan State Quarterback To NFL Stars

On paper, the Alabama Crimson Tide are going to roll over the Michigan State Spartans on their way to the national championship game. Just don’t tell that to the players and coaches from Alabama, who are showing nothing but respect for their opponent despite being a heavy favorite. One player in particular they are looking out for is Spartans quarterback Connor Cook. The senior...
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December 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Navy's Keenan Reynolds has record-setting day in Military Bowl win

When all is said and done, Keenan Reynolds may go down as not just the greatest quarterback in the history of the Naval Academy … but also the best player to ever suit up for the Midshipmen. Reynolds finished their 2015 season in convincing fashion, defeating Pittsburgh in the Military Bowl (played on the Annapolis, Maryland campus of the academy) as Reynolds set two NCAA records...
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MUST READ: Actor Tom Hanks Types Emotional Thank You To Family Of Late Alabama, NFL Star Quarterback

When you think of the 1970’s in the NFL, one of the first names that should come to mind is Ken Stabler. After a successful career in college at Alabama, “The Snake” made a name for himself as the fun loving, left-handed quarterback who brought home a championship to the Oakland Raiders. Stabler died this past summer, and his daughter sent legendary actor Tom Hanks some memorabilia...
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VIDEO: FSU, Houston Visit Historical Site Of Civil Rights Leader Martin Luther King Jr.

For many teams playing in college football bowl games, the main focus is on practice and getting ready for the game. At the same time, many bowl committees organize activities for the team to blow off some steam and have a little fun in their city. The Peach Bowl has done that, but on Sunday they gave the two teams in this year’s game – Florida State and Houston – a chance...
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AP Report: Power Five Schools Lessen Penalties For Marijuana Crimes, Use

In the last few years, the public’s perception of marijuana usage and its place as a criminal drug as changed in America, so much so that it is now legal in several states (while still used for medicinal purposes in others). The issue is also making its way into the world of college athletics. The Associated Press wrote an exclusive story that showed some Power Five schools have...
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Top 2017 Defensive Line Recruit Announces Five College Finalists

In a little over a year, chances are very good that four star 2017 defensive tackle recruit Aubrey Solomon will be preparing for spring practice at whatever college he chooses to attend. The four star prospect is ranked as the seventh overall recruit at his position and will have his pick of whatever school he wants to attend. As a result, Solomon has narrowed down his list of the...
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December 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Latest College Basketball Poll Shows Little Change After Light Week Of Games

With the Christmas holiday taking place this past week, the schedule of college basketball games looked a lot slimmer than normal. Of course, the main action took place in the Bluegrass State, where Kentucky’s two point win over rival Louisville was enough to get them back in the top ten according to the writers. The Michigan State Spartans, who survived an overtime thriller against...
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Oklahoma Quarterback Calls Out TCU Head Coach Over Recruitment Issues

In just a couple days, Baker Mayfield will take the field for the Oklahoma Sooners in a national semifinal playoff game against the Clemson Tigers in the Orange Bowl. It will be another step for the former walk on Texas Tech quarterback who transferred to Oklahoma and has walked on to the Sooners this year after having to sit out the 2014 season. Even with things going well for Mayfield...
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Ezekiel Elliott to play in Fiesta Bowl after minor crash

When you are one of the top players for a major college football program, everything you do or say is going to be amplified. Ohio State running back Ezekiel Elliott is finding that out after a minor car accident that took place over the weekend: Source tells me that OSU RB Ezekiel Elliott was cited in a car crash in Columbus yesterday before leaving with the team for Arizona....
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December 28, 2015  |  Discuss

NFL Week 17 Schedule Full Of Impact On Playoffs, 2016 NFL Draft And More

The calendar will say it is 2016, but the 2015 season will be the focus for NFL teams across the land as the regular season finishes on Sunday. While some teams are just trying to get the year over with, others still have plenty left to play for … including playoff seedings, draft order and who will be traveling overseas next season. With all six teams decided in the NFC playoff...
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December 28, 2015  |  Discuss

VIDEO: FSU Players Go Crazy When Teammate Hits Shot In Basketball Competition

In between practices for Thursday’s Peach Bowl, the Florida State Seminoles and the Houston Cougars are engaging in some friendly competition as part of the activities put on by the bowl committee. Earlier in the weekend, it was milkshake making and a lip-sync contest. Now, it’s back to athletic battles from members of both teams. Players from the ‘Noles and Cougars competed...
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December 28, 2015  |  Discuss

REPORT: Steve Spurrier Considering Ambassador Role With South Carolina

Just two months ago, Steve Spurrier stepped down as the head coach of the South Carolina Gamecocks football program halfway through the 2015 season. At the time, Spurrier said he wanted to relax and spend time with his family, while not ruling out returning to the sport in some role other than head coach of a team. It appears as if that return might be back in the place he spent...
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Peyton Manning Considering Lawsuit Against TV Network After Show Claims HGH Use

While he continues to recover from a foot injury that has sidelined him for several weeks, Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning is focusing his attention now to an off-field bombshell. On Sunday, the television network Al Jazeera America broadcast a story saying that, while recovering from neck surgeries that sidelined him during the 2011 season with the Indianapolis Colts,...
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December 28, 2015  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Todd Gurley Amazes Again With Moves During Sunday’s Win

When he was drafted in the first round by the St. Louis Rams, there was some doubt about whether Todd Gurley, coming off an ACL tear during his final season in college, would be able to live up to the hype that came with him following a stellar career with the Georgia Bulldogs. Gurley has not only lived up to expectations, but he has exceeded them in what may be a good enough season...
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REPORT: Florida Suspends Running Back For Bowl Game Following Marijuana Arrest

With the 2016 Citrus Bowl against Michigan just days away, it appears as if another member of the Florida Gators will not be in Orlando for the game. Unlike the two players who were suspended Sunday for academic failings, freshman running back Jordan Scarlett will not play following his arrest for marijuana possession: BREAKING: #Gators RB Jordan Scarlett cited for marijuana possession...
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NFL Playoff Picture Clears Up Slightly Following Sunday’s Action

After the next to last Sunday of the 2015 NFL regular season, we now have a better idea about what teams will be in the playoffs and which ones will be able to take some time off before getting their postseason runs started. In the AFC, another spot in the postseason was clinched when the Kansas City Chiefs punched their ticket: Hey @Chiefs, see you in January! pic.twitter.com/PUaSOORrk3...
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December 28, 2015  |  Discuss
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