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A Primer on College Football Playoffs

Division I college football is entering a new era as a four-team playoff system will determine the national champion from now until the 2025 season. Unlike the BCS days, which relied on computer rankings and polls to select participants, a committee of 13 experts will select the four-teams through a multitude of factors to include strength of schedule, head-to-head results, comparison...
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Who Can Prevent Jameis Winston From Winning A Second Heisman?

Last season, many people were surprised to see just how dominant of the quarterback Jameis Winston was as a redshirt freshman. Not only did he take over as a starter for the Florida State Seminoles, but he was able to lead them to a perfect season and the national spotlight. He was rewarded with the highest honor individually as he was named the Heisman Trophy winner in 2013. With...
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June 04, 2014  |  Discuss

It Pays to Play

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May 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Notre Dame looking to Under Armour

News is circulating around South Bend that Notre Dame is switching from Adidas to Under Armour.  One of the most recognized brands in all of college sports will not renew its Adidas contract after 16 years.  The Irish are looking for a new image for its sports teams.  Under Armour is known for its creative on-field appearance (look no further than Maryland) so if Notre Dame is...
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January 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Tim Tebow Returns to College Football

Ex-Florida Gator quarterback Tim Tebow is returning to college football as a studio analyst for the SEC Network.  The two time BCS and SEC champ and Heisman Trophy winner will make his broadcast debut on Jan. 6 during the 2014 VIZIO BCS National Championship game.  Tebow is expected to be an analyst for SEC Nation (debuting August 28, 2014), a pre-game show that will travel through...
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December 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Military Bowl: Marshall vs. Maryland

Marshall (9-4) vs. Maryland (7-5) Dec. 27, 2:30 p.m. ET (ESPN). Line: Marshall by -2.5; O/U 62. Series Record: 0-0, first meeting. The Maryland Terrapins (7-5, 3-5 ACC) started the season strong with a four game winning streak that was snapped by a dominating Florida State squad in early October.  Maryland then suffered a mid-season collapse dropping four of five games but closed...
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December 26, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 Bowl Gifts

During the bowl season, the NCAA allows for players to receive up to $550 worth of high-end gifts and swag. Moreover, participating schools can purchase additional gift packages to distribute to players beyond the NCAA 125 participation limit.  Players can also receive up to $400 worth of awards and accolades for post-season play. Thanks to the folks over at SportsBusinessDaily...
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December 20, 2013  |  Discuss

The BCS Finale Kicks-Off Saturday

For all the BCS naysayers, this is the final rendition of the much controversial and sometimes maligned bowl championship system as the NCAA is turning to a four team playoff next year.  This year’s national championship game will feature Florida State versus Auburn.  The ACC versus the SEC.  It’s only fitting that these two conferences represent the final straw as they also...
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December 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Five Gators to Transfer, Coach to Stay

Despite the Florida Gators finishing the 2013 season with a paltry 4-8 record, Florida AD Jeremy Foley continues to support head coach Will Muschamp. Foley is confident in Muschamp and his ability to return the team to prominence and overcome the rash of injuries and a seven game losing streak. However, not all of the Gators are buying into Muschamp’s system. Five players just...
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December 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Spartans Stand Together, Raise Money for Riot Victim

After Michigan State stunned Ohio State 34-24 in the Big Ten title game Saturday night, students flooded the streets of East Lansing to celebrate causing fires, flipping cars, and damaging property.  In Sparty solidarity, one student started a website to help a fellow Spartan, Steven Ripley, cover the cost of his overturned vehicle—presumably wrecked during the celebratory riots...
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December 09, 2013  |  Discuss

The Skinny on Athletic Diets

Diets are always a hot topic and often controversial. That’s probably even more so when it comes to athletes and what they eat. We have a look here at some diet and health related statistics, both general and for athletes, with an emphasis on those that competed in the 2012 London Olympics. Source: Nursing-School-Rankings.com
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December 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Navy Bro bashes Army with “Suit and Tie” video

The Army-Navy game is one of college football’s enduring rivalries. The weeks leading up to the game feature intense spirit from both service academies. Most recently, Navy Bro dropped a sick beat covering Justin Timberlake’s “Suit and Tie” that bashes Army. Army, what do you have say now?
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December 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Show Me the Money: So…You Want to be a Sports Agent?

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November 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Aggies President wants Longhorns

Texas A&M president R. Bowen Loftin recently told the San Antonio Express-News that he still wants the Aggies to play the Texas Longhorns.  In fact, he threw down the gauntlet challenging Texas, “anytime, anywhere.”  However, Loftin was a key factor in moving the Aggies from the Big XII to the SEC all but ensuring an end to the 118-year old historic rivalry. As it stands...
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November 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Alabama’s AJ McCarron Deserves the Heisman Trophy

The Heisman Trophy is awarded annually to the most outstanding college football player “whose performance best exhibits the pursuit of excellence with integrity.” The player that best represents what the Heisman is all about is Alabama’s star quarterback AJ McCarron. McCarron boasts an impressive 34-2 (.944) career record making him one of the winningest quarterbacks in college...
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November 15, 2013  |  Discuss

EA Sports Distributes Mini Checks to Class-Action Caimants

Electronic Arts began distributing its settlement checks related to the class action lawsuit regarding sports video game monopolies. In the matter of Pecover v. Electronic Arts, Inc., EA reached an out-of-court settlement in the tune of $27 million. If you filed a claim by May 15, 2013 you should be receiving your settlement check valued by the number of games purchased from the...
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November 08, 2013  |  Discuss

College Football Equipment

Every week in the fall, thousands of football players trot onto the turf at college stadiums across the country. With pride, these players wear uniforms emblazoned with the colors and emblems of their schools. As they watch the action from the stands and on TV, most college football fans undoubtedly give little thought to the players’ uniforms. They understandably care more about...
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October 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Clash of the Titans

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October 14, 2013  |  Discuss

How to Help Your Kid Be a Great Team Player

Team sports start pretty early these days, with kids as young as four and five enrolling in soccer and tee ball leagues. For most kids, that’s just the beginning. They’ll go on to participate in team sports throughout their school years and sometimes into their college ones. Besides sports, being part of a team will also be a requirement in the classroom and on the playground...
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October 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Ways Parents Can Help Their Kids Have a Good Player-Coach Relationship

Respect is at the center of the player-coach relationship. With a setting that is based on respectful behavior, all members of a team can thrive. A parent’s role in helping a child to have a good relationship with a coach is one of instruction, encouragement and support. Unless you, the parent, are the one doing the coaching, it’s not possible to control how the coaching is handled...
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September 24, 2013  |  Discuss

How to Choose the Right Sport for your Child

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, childhood obesity rates have more than doubled in the past 30 years. In fact, the obesity epidemic has gotten so bad that one out of three children in the U.S. were overweight or obese as of 2010. Obesity does not have to be a lifelong sentence for poor health, however. Playing active sports is a great way for children...
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September 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Five Reasons Florida Fans Suck

I hope I’m wrong, but Saturday will likely end with Tennessee’s ninth straight loss to the Florida Gators. The Vols are just too young and Florida’s got too strong a defense. However, Coach Butch Jones is doing good things and I think they’ll be climbing the mountain again soon. And when the Vols do make it back, their fans need to look to Gainesville to remind ourselves...
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September 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Virginia Tech’s 93-game Sellout Streak in Jeopardy

This weekend Virginia Tech fans will witness something that has not happened at Lane Stadium since November 21, 1998—empty seats. Athletic Director Jim Weaver believes Tech’s 93-game home sellout streak will end in the season home-opener against Western Carolina.   With Virginia Tech coming off a loss to Alabama, there isn’t much excitement in Blacksburg knowing Western...
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September 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Manziel Questioned, Waiting Fate

Last year Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel was unheard of and was not even the projected starter.  After proving the pundits wrong and winning some big games, Manziel became an instant celebrity capping off a remarkable season with the Heisman Trophy. Since the Cotton Bowl victory, Manziel has struggled with his new found glory. Most notably, Manziel is facing allegations...
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August 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Bowling in the Bahamas?

In this gilded age of college football, there is no such thing as excess when it comes to postseason play.  For the 2013-14 season, there are an unprecedented 35 bowl games for 125 FBS programs.  This means 70 teams or roughly 56% of FBS programs go bowling. As if this were not enough, in a financially unhinged postseason it is anticipated that three more bowl games will be added...
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August 22, 2013  |  Discuss
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