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Report: Big 12 Formally Invites West Virginia

The Big 12's board of directors voted Friday morning to formally invited West Virginia to be its tenth team. The Big 12 chose West Virginia over its current Big East rival Louisville. This has been a wild week for the Big 12 with Missouri set to leave the Big 12 for the SEC. The Missouri to the SEC deal is not finalized, but no major roadblocks are expected. Lawmakers in...
Via The Mark Graham Sports Blog
October 28, 2011  |  Discuss

Sooners Receiver Out For Season

Oklahoma Sooners senior wide receiver Ryan Broyles tore his ACL in the Sooners win over Texas A&M and will miss the remainder of the season. Broyles injured his knee after making a 30 yard reception in the third quarter. The medical staff needed to help him off the field and was seen in tears after learning of his injury. Broyles had 83 catches for 1,157 yards and ten touchdowns...
Via The Mark Graham Sports Blog
November 05, 2011  |  Discuss

LSU Defeats Alabama, 9-6

The LSU Tigers defeated the Alabama Crimson Tide, 9-6 in Tuscaloosa on Saturday night. It was a defensive battle all game as no team could muster up a touchdown. Alabama kicker Cade Foster missed three field goals and seemed to lose all confidence on his last attempt. He badly missed a 52 yard field goal to the left. Alabama almost scored a touchdown in the fourth, but LSU player...
Via The Mark Graham Sports Blog
November 05, 2011  |  Discuss

Houston Nutt Will Not Return To Ole Miss

Ole Miss head football coach Houston Nutt will not return next season, according to sources. Ole Miss has planned a 3pm news conference. Houston Nutt is in his fourth season at Ole Miss, where the Rebels have lost 12 straight SEC games and have already assured themselves a second straight losing season under Nutt. Nutt's first two season at Ole Miss were successful ones, winning...
Via The Mark Graham Sports Blog
November 07, 2011  |  Discuss

Reports: Penn State Planning For JoePa's Depature

Penn State head football coach Joe Paterno's 46 year tenure is said to be soon ending in wake of former defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky's sexual assault arrest. Penn State has called off Joe Paterno's weekly press conference raising speculation the he could be gone as early as today. But it is clear that he will probably not return for his 47th year at Happy Valley...
Via The Mark Graham Sports Blog
November 08, 2011  |  Discuss

Big 10 Removes Paterno's Name From Trophy

The first ever Big 10 Championship trophy will get a new name before it is even handed out. Big 10 commissioner Jim Delaney has announced that disgraced former Penn State coach Joe Paterno's name will be removed from the trophy. Delaney said, "We believe that it would be inappropriate to keep Joe Paterno's name on the trophy at this time. The trophy and its namesake...
Via The Mark Graham Sports Blog
November 14, 2011  |  Discuss

Columbia University Bans Band For Final Game

Columbia University has announced that their marching band will be banned from the final home game of the season against Brown for altering the school's fight song to reflect their 0-9 season. Columbia's fight song, "Roar, Lion, Roar", is played at the end of every game, but this past Saturday, in a blowout loss to Cornell, the band altered the lyrics to, "...
Via The Mark Graham Sports Blog
November 17, 2011  |  Discuss

Oklahoma State Women's Basketball Coach Dies In Crash

Oklahoma State women's basketball coach Kurt Budke and an assistant coach have died in a plane crash in Arkansas. The crash also killed the pilot and another individual not associated with the university. There were no survivors. Budke, 50, had just opened his seventh season with the Cowgirls with a 96-60 win over Rice this past Sunday. Associate head coach Jim Littell...
Via The Mark Graham Sports Blog
November 18, 2011  |  Discuss

Razorbacks Freshman TE Dies In Hospital

Arkansas Razorback freshman tight end Garrett Uekman died Sunday afternoon in a Fayetteville hospital. He was 19. Uekman was found unconscious in his dorm room late Sunday morning. When the EMTs came, he was in cardiac arrest and was pronounced dead just under an hour later. A cause of death is not known at this time. Uekman redshirted last season as he worked out with the...
Via The Mark Graham Sports Blog
November 20, 2011  |  Discuss

Utah High School Tries To Curb The Ever Growing Middle Aged Women Discrimination

A Utah school board has ruled that an area high school cannot use the Cougars moniker because it might offend middle aged women. Corner Canyon High School, located in Draper, Utah, overwhelmingly picked the nickname Cougars over other choices due in fact to BYU being close by. However, many high schools in Utah also have the Cougars nickname in large part to BYU's fan base...
Via The Mark Graham Sports Blog
January 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Joe Paterno Remembered As A Coach Of The People

Ever since Joe Paterno's passing on Sunday, people have been sending their condolences and telling stories of the coach known as "JoePa", but I found a video that really shows who he was. The School Philly, a website run by Penn State students, posted a video on YouTube that showed that not only was Paterno remembered as a great coach, but as an institution at Penn...
Via The Mark Graham Sports Blog
January 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Stanford Linebacker Arrested

Star linebacker for the Stanford Cardinal, Shayne Skov, was arrested by Stanford campus police and charged with DUI. A spokesman for the Stanford University Department of Public Safety said that Skov was arrested early Sunday morning after his vehicle was noticed swerving several times. Police pulled him over in his dorm's parking lot. The case is being turned over to the...
Via The Mark Graham Sports Blog
February 07, 2012  |  Discuss

Georgia RB Arrested On Felony Weapons Charge

Troubled Georgia Bulldogs running back Isaiah Crowell was arrested early Friday morning in Athens, Georgia on weapons charges. Crowell, a native of Columbus, Georgia, was arrested and charged with two felonies and a misdemeanor. Crowell was charged with a felony count of possession of a weapon in a school zone, one felony count of altered identification mark and a misdemeanor...
Via The Mark Graham Sports Blog
June 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Paterno Statue Ordered to Be Removed

Penn State president Rod Erickson has decided to remove the statue of former head football coach Joe Paterno amid the recent allegations in the Freeh Report. Construction vehicles and local police arrived at the site of the statue shortly after dawn Sunday morning. Barricades were set up along the street and sidewalk and a chain link fence was erected around the statue with a...
Via The Mark Graham Sports Blog
July 22, 2012  |  Discuss

Penn State Fan Compares Sanctions to 9/11

The NCAA came down hard on Penn State yesterday. Real hard. They were fined $60 million and banned from four bowl games just to say a few. Needless to say, fans didn't take the news very well. One Penn State fan and alumnus took it a step further. Tom Price of Factoryville, PA told WNEP of Scranton that the sanctions put forth by the NCAA is like 9/11 all over again. ...
Via The Mark Graham Sports Blog
July 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Hoosier Player Integral in Knight's Firing Dies

Ex-Indiana Hoosier basketball player, who played a key part in Bobby Knight's dismissal, Neil Reed died Thursday in California. He was 36. Reed collapsed at his home in Nipomo, California and was later found out to have had a massive heart attack. Back in 2000, Reed accused Knight of choking him at practice that Knight denied until a video surfaced of Knight indeed choking...
Via The Mark Graham Sports Blog
July 26, 2012  |  Discuss

LeBron's Cousin Commits to Notre Dame for Football

LeBron James' cousin, Jamel James, has committed to Notre Dame for football he announced on his Twitter account. James, a four start running back prospect from Cinco Ranch, Texas, chose Notre Dame over the likes of West Virginia and Oklahoma State. During James' junior year, he rushed for 1,011 yards and 16 touchdowns. James wrote on his Twitter account, @kingJames_cr6...
Via The Mark Graham Sports Blog
July 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Illini Coach Tim Beckman Sings "Take Me Out to the Ballgame"; Shouldn't Quit Day Job

Just a couple of weeks ago I brought you a dreadful performance of "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" by Bears QB Jay Cutler. Now it is University of Illinois football coach Tim Beckman's turn at the famous song. It wasn't a great performance, but it added more enthusiasm to it than Cutler did. Hopefully, Beckman and the Illini play with this enthusiasm during the...
Via The Mark Graham Sports Blog
July 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Buckeye Freshman Avoids Pot Charges After Mom Takes The Fall

Ohio State Buckeye freshman running back Bri'onte Dunn will not face marijuana charges after his mother claims that the pot was hers. Dunn was pulled over during a routine traffic stop when police found a small amount of marijuana and a pipe in his car. The car that Dunn was driving is registered to his mother, Donna. She arrived at the scene and claimed that the marijuana...
Via The Mark Graham Sports Blog
July 31, 2012  |  Discuss

5 Year Old Forced to Turn Shirt Inside Out Due To Rule "Violation"

Little Cooper Barton and his parents, from Oklahoma City, are big fans of the Michigan Wolverines, so he wore his favorite Michigan shirt to school at Wilson Elementary in Oklahoma City. It wasn't before long when school officials told young Cooper that he had to turn his shirt inside out because wearing Michigan Wolverine attire was a violation of the dress code. In fact...
Via The Mark Graham Sports Blog
August 21, 2012  |  Discuss
POLICE BLOTTER

Coach arrested for child pornography

The head coach of Minnesota State's football team was arrested on charges of child pornography. He had been pulled off the field Friday.

Via The Mark Graham Sports Blog
August 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Horrifying Details of the Todd Hoffner Child Pornography Case

According to the Mankato (MN) Free Press, child pornography was found on Minnesota State football coach Todd Hoffner's university issued phone. Even worse, the children in the videos found on his phone are his own children. The videos found on the cell phone, three in all, feature three children, one boy and two girls, all under the age of ten. The videos show the three...
Via The Mark Graham Sports Blog
August 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Ohio State's Devin Smith with the "Catch of the Year"?

We are only, what, two or three days into the new college football season and already we have what could be the catch of the year, or at least that's what Eric Collins of the Big Ten Network believes. Ohio State Buckeyes receiver Devin Smith hauled in a one handed that appeared to have been slightly overthrown by quarterback Braxton Miller. The touchdown put the Buckeyes ahead...
Via The Mark Graham Sports Blog
September 01, 2012  |  Discuss

US Open Videobomber Strikes Again, This Time in Ireland

Who can forget the man behind the greatest videobombing of all time during Webb Simpson's US Open trophy presentation back in June. Well he's at it again. Andrew Dudley, also known as "Jungle Bird", showed up at the Notre Dame-Navy game in Dublin, Ireland today when he downed the ball at the goal line and performed an Irish jig. Surprisingly, the Irish...
Via The Mark Graham Sports Blog
September 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Iowa Grandma Does Beer Bong; Hawkeyes Edge Huskies

This Saturday in Chicago, the Iowa Hawkeyes edged out the Northern Illinois Huskies, 18-17, but the real story was after the game. To celebrate the Hawkeyes narrow victory of a MAC team, a real achievement, a grandma Iowa fan did a beer bong after some students stopped her minivan. She agreed to do the beer bong and completed it rather well. Who says old people are no fun? Party hard, Iowa.
Via The Mark Graham Sports Blog
September 04, 2012  |  Discuss

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