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Robert Griffin III: his days are numbered in Washington

Robert Griffin III is probably done in D.C. Yes, the RG3 era in Washington seems to be coming to a close come the end of the season. All the NFL experts and pundits are piling on with this opinion, take a look. Jimmy Johnson, FOX: “Robert Griffin is done in Washington. The question is, is Jay Gruden done and is he going down with this quarterback? Robert Griffin tried to be a...
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Melvin Gordon to Seattle Seahawks idea gains more validity

Within a week, a record belonging to Wisconsin’s Melvin Gordon was gone. Oklahoma’s Samaje Perine, with 427 yards rushing against a Kansas team that has packed it in for the season. (Actually, I’m not sure KU even really tried that hard at the beginning of 2014). Gordon held the single-game FBS rushing record for seven days. However, he has something Perine does not- a near...
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Jahlil Okafor: Duke’s best big man this millenium

Jahlil Okafor gives the Duke Blue Devils a very different look this year. They runs their offense from the inside-out as they’re light years more efficient when the ball goes through Okafor. He is the best big man, a true post player, a real inside presence that Coach K. has had since Elton Brand. He’s not a big that will be buried in the corner to shoot baseline jumpers like...
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Man United news and notes: Di Maria, Vidal, Evans, Giggs

Here are the latest Manchester United news stories that have been circulating in the Twitterverse, blogopshere and media world. Welcome to another edition of Man United news and notes. -(Daily Star) PSG will launch a sensational bid to sign Manchester United new boy Angel Di Maria next summer – but only if Financial Fair Play regulations are relaxed. And of course, there are...
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Liverpool likely won’t sack Brendan Rodgers any time soon

Here are the latest Liverpool transfer rumors that have been circulating in the Twitterverse, blogopshere and media world. The “A block” story is of course Manager Brendan Rodgers being on the hot seat. It turns out the boss’ sacking is likely not drawing near. Rumors of his demise have been exaggerated. Rodgers has acknowledged that his job his not completely safe. And we’ve...
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Will Arsenal sack Arsene Wenger? How hot is his seat?

Here are the latest Arsenal transfer rumors that have been circulating in the Twitterverse, blogopshere and media world. The “A block” story is of course Manager Arsene Wenger being on the hot seat. Is it time for him to go, finally? Is the boss’ sacking now drawing near? -(The Telegraph) Alisher Usmanov, Arsenal’s second largest shareholder, has offered his most critical...
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Illini vs Northwestern: Foster Farms Bowl play-in game preview

Said Illini Head Coach Tim Beckman at yesterday’s news conference: “It’s almost like a playoff game, you got to keep winning to keep playing.” “It kind of comes down to a one game season,” said Northwestern Coach Pat Fitzgerald. That’s right, 5-6 Illinois at 5-6 Northwestern. This year, the LOL Trophy game isn’t just LMAO or ROTFL, it’s also meaningful. It’s...
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Melvin Gordon can break THE record, of THE Barry Sanders

Within a week, a record belonging to Wisconsin’s Melvin Gordon was gone. Oklahoma’s Samaje Perine, with 427 yards rushing against a Kansas team that has packed it in for the season. (Actually, I’m not sure KU even really tried that hard at the beginning of 2014). Gordon held the single-game FBS rushing record for seven days. However, he has something Perine does not- a near...
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Illini football fans split on coaching change or bowl appearance

The Illini football fanbase is pretty much split evenly when it comes to what they’d rather have: a coaching change, or a bowl berth. You already know where I stand. I’ll let you make up your mind, by voting in the poll here.  I’ve watched the poll results since Saturday, and they swing 45-55% both ways. Meaning Illini football fans are limbo right now. A win on Saturday...
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Tottenham transfer rumors: Brozovic, Shaqiri, Martinez

Here are the latest Tottenham transfer rumors that have been circulating in the Twitterverse, blogopshere and media world. -(ESPN FC) Everybody needs a striker these days, and TalkSport reports that Spurs are just the latest Premier League side to join the chase for Porto’s prolific poacher Jackson Martinez. Martinez, 28, has scored 53 goals in 70 Portuguese Liga games for the...
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Liverpool transfer rumors: Balotelli, Martinez, Shaqiri

Here are the latest Liverpool transfer rumors that have been circulating in the Twitterverse, blogopshere and media world. Everyone seems to talk about Mario Balotelli being on the move soon, but where? According to one Italian outlet, you can rule out one destination. -La Gazzetta dello Sport quotes Mario Balotelli’s agent as saying that a move back to Inter Milan to rejoin...
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Man United transfer rumors: Gundogan, Moutinho, Schneiderlin

Here are the latest Man United stories that have been circulating in the Twitterverse, blogosphere, cyberspace and media world. Time for another edition of Man United news and notes. Obviously, we have to start with the big rumor that Angel Di Maria could be on the way out, and Arturo Vidal in. Enjoy: -Joao Moutinho could be on his way out of Monaco. According to L’Equipe, the...
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Man United transfer rumors: Arturo Vidal, Angel Di Maria (AGAIN)

Yes, it’s starting up again. Arturo Vidal moving to Manchester United rumors. Tis the season. And the Angel Di Maria leaving Old Trafford rumors; yes that gossip is flaring up yet again. This time the narrative is Louis van Gaal selling Di Maria to PSG, in order to make room for Vidal. By now means do I believe this is going to happen. Just like “re-tweets are not endorsements...
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17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Which bowl game will Notre Dame Football play in?

So which postseason game is the Notre Dame football team headed to? Well, at this point, we’re talking a third or fourth tier bowl. Not the words Notre Dame football fans want to hear, but it’s reality. Through the first five games, the Fighting Irish defense recorded numbers that warranted all those comparisons that you heard to the 2012 national runner-up team’s defense...
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Illini basketball has improved DRAMATICALLY this season

There were quite a few games last season when Illini basketball had major issues scoring. Clemson in the NIT, at Northwestern, Ohio State, IPFW were just a few of the many times we saw Illinois put up halftime point totals that were in the teens or low twenties. Watching their half-court sets was often as enjoyable as logging into HealthCare.Gov. Well, it’s a brave new world this...
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PSU QB Christian Hackenberg: high NFL Draft stock, poor stats

In just two years at Penn State, so much has been said about starting Quarterback Christian Hackenberg. The reigning Big Ten freshman of the year has been hyped up as the greatest thing since sliced bread. He’s also been hit with the “overrated” label. ESPN’s Mel Kiper Jr. extolled his virtues as a future professional signal caller. Kirk Herbstreit sees the NFL in his future...
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Man United news and notes: Van Persie, Mata, Valdes

Manchester United have now moved up to fourth in the current table; with 19 points from 12 games. Staying there will be even more difficult than getting there.Here are the latest Man United stories that have been circulating in the Twitterverse, blogosphere, cyberspace and media world. Time for another edition of Man United news and notes. Enjoy: -Now is the time to see who the...
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Chelsea FC transfer rumors: Icardi, Coleman, Reus, Kramaric

Here are the latest Chelsea FC transfer rumor stories circulating in the Twitterverse, blogosphere, cyberspace and media world. Enjoy: -(The Daily Express) Inter Milan’s Mauro Icardi is being linked with a £28m summer move to either Liverpool or Chelsea. -(The Daily Mail) Chelsea are preparing a £20m summer move for Everton full-back Seamus Coleman. -(Daily Star) Marco Reus...
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Man United transfer rumors: Reus, Shaqiri, Herrera, Robertson

Here are the latest Man United transfer rumor stories circulating in the Twitterverse, blogosphere, cyberspace and media world. Enjoy: -(The Daily Express) Manchester United and Arsenal are in a battle for the £12m signature of Hull left-back Andy Robertson. -(The Daily Star) Marco Reus – a target for a number of Premier League clubs – is out until January after suffering...
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Chelsea transfer rumors: Icardi, Coleman, Reus, Kramaric

Here are the latest Chelsea transfer rumor stories circulating in the Twitterverse, blogosphere, cyberspace and media world. Enjoy: -(The Daily Express) Inter Milan’s Mauro Icardi is being linked with a £28m summer move to either Liverpool or Chelsea. -(The Daily Mail) Chelsea are preparing a £20m summer move for Everton full-back Seamus Coleman. -(Daily Star) Marco Reus –...
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Liverpool transfer rumors: Klopp, Rodgers, Lucas, Martinez, Icardi

Here are the latest Liverpool transfer rumor stories circulating in the Twitterverse, blogosphere, cyberspace and media world. Enjoy: -(Daily Star) Liverpool midfielder Lucas could leave Anfield and join up with former boss Rafa Benitez at Napoli. -(Daily Star) Liverpool want to sign Jackson Martinez from Porto for £30 million in January. -Here are three Liverpool transfer rumors...
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UCLA basketball (not Kentucky) is the #1 NBA factory

These days everyone seems to regard the Kentucky Wildcats as college basketball’s NBDL franchise. It’s understandable as Big Blue Nation has a huge presence in the NBA Draft lottery each year. As UK continues to win draft night each June, and people associate the rhyming phenomenon of “1-and-done” with John Calipari, UCLA basketball gets a bit overlooked. Kentucky is in...
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2015 NFL Mock Draft 11-25-14

It’s 2015 NFL mock draft time! As we move closer towards December, fans of more NFL teams will look towards the future as the present becomes increasingly meaningless. Once your team has nothing left to play for this regular season, why not focus on a 2015 NFL mock draft? This is the first mock in which team needs will be taken into account for all 32 teams, go here to see our...
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Kansas Jayhawks Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk is very Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk

Once you become aware of Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk, your world will never be the same again. We could all use a little more Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk in our lives. So this holiday season, The Sports Bank brings you a Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk feature story. Mykhailiuk is the Kansas Jayhawks 6-8, 195 pound freshman guard. So he’s obviously got a lot length, but needs to add weight. He...
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Colts T.Y. Hilton gave powerful, emotional interviews today

NFL Network’s Michael Irvin spoke with Indianapolis Colts wide receiver T.Y. Hilton for an interview on NFL Network’s NFL GameDay Morning, Here are some of the more poignant excerpts. On whether or not Indianapolis is the perfect city for him: “Yes, Indy is a perfect fit. I love the city. I love everything about it and it’s quite just the way I like it. You don’t have...
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