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  • College football heads in wrong direction with largest attendance drop in 34 years

    02/15/2018 10:40:52 AM PST · by Colonel Kangaroo · 64 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | Feb. 13, 2018 | Dennis Dodd
    Major-college football experienced its largest per-game attendance drop in 34 years and second-largest ever, according to recently released NCAA figures. Attendance among the 129 Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) teams in 2017 was down an average of 1,409 fans per game from 2016. That marked the largest drop since 1983 when average attendance declined 1,527 fans per game from 1982. The 2017 FBS average of 42,203 fans per game is the lowest since 1997. That average attendance drop marked the second-sharpest decline since the NCAA began keeping track of college football attendance in 1948. For the first time in history, average...
  • Bo Scarbrough, Alabama RB, appears to yell [bleep] Trump!’ before national championship game

    01/08/2018 7:04:34 PM PST · by markomalley · 153 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 1/8/18 | Ari Gilberg
    At least one person wasn’t happy to see Donald Trump in attendance for Monday's national championship game. Alabama running back Bo Scarbrough appeared to yell “F--k Trump!” before taking the field, in a video captured by Sporting News. Scarbrough, who wears No. 9, can be seen in the back of the video appearing to shout the obscenity.
  • Atlanta Crowd EXPLODES Cheering For President Donald Trump (1 min video)

    01/08/2018 8:07:54 PM PST · by ransomnote · 26 replies
    youtube.com ^ | Jan 8, 2018 | Anti School
    A feel-good 1 minute video of President Trump's reception at the college football game in Atlanta.
  • 2018 College Football National Championship: Alabama vs. Georgia, Live Thread

    01/07/2018 7:57:00 PM PST · by Impy · 261 replies
    1-7-2018
    What: 2018 College Football Playoff National Championship, Division 1, Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) When: Monday, 1-8-2018, 8:15 Eastern Standard Time Where: Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta GA, TV and Radio: ESPN (yeah I know) Who: #1 Ranked SEC Champion Georgia Bulldogs (13-1), Coach Kirby Smart, versus The #4 ranked Alabama Crimson Tide (12-1), Coach Nick Saban. Saban is looking to tie coach Bear Bryant's record 6 national titles. Why: Why not? I heard the President is attending the game
  • Watch Scott Cochran destroy 2017 runner-up trophy with sledgehammer

    01/06/2018 5:42:05 PM PST · by where's_the_Outrage? · 19 replies
    AL On Line ^ | Jan 5, 2018 | Michael Casagrande
    Any mystery about Alabama's runner-up trophy from last season was answered Thursday. It exists no longer. A video posted from the Instagram account of Crimson Tide receiver Jerry Jeudy shows strength and conditioning coach Scott Cochran destroying the hardware. He raised the trophy above his head and threw it to what appears to be the locker room floor. Cochran finished off the remains with a sledgehammer. The language was not suited for all ages. Alabama lost 35-31 to Clemson in last season's national championship game. The Tide plays Georgia on Monday night for this season's title. Watch the full video...
  • Atlanta police preparing for Donald Trump's attendance at CFP title game

    01/04/2018 11:43:12 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 43 replies
    ESPN News Services ^ | Jan. 4, 2018
    ATLANTA -- Atlanta's mayor is promising a "safe, smooth and secure" college football championship game Monday, despite the traffic problems expected to be caused by President Donald Trump's motorcade, but none of the many agencies involved are taking any chances.
  • S-E-C! S-E-C! To the chagrin of most of America, it's Alabama-Georgia for all the marbles

    01/02/2018 3:48:16 AM PST · by C19fan · 163 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | January 2, 2018 | Pat Forde
    The chant boomed out early in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, and then again late, and a third time even later for good measure. And although it’s enough to trigger a collective gag reflex in 39 states plus several U.S. territories, it’s a fact-based champion’s chant. “S-E-C! S-E-C!” the Alabama fans thundered, when the final score of the Rose Bowl was announced and league brethren Georgia had advanced to the College Football Playoff title game.
  • 2017-2018 FBS College Bowl Games Standing by Conferences

    01/01/2018 5:38:43 PM PST · by Sir Napsalot · 80 replies
    NCAA ^ | 1-1-2018 | Joe Boozell
    [Note: CFP Semifinals and Natl Championship still upcoming] Take a look at how your favorite conference has fared this bowl season with our updating list of conference bowl records and upcoming competitions. FULL BOWL SCHEDULEAmerican Athletic ConferenceRecord: 4-3 Wins: Temple, South Florida, Navy, UCF; Losses: SMU, Houston, Memphis Atlantic Coast ConferenceRecord: 4-5 Wins: Duke, Florida State, Wake Forest, N.C. State; Losses: Boston College, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Louisville, Miami (Fla.); Upcoming games: No. 1 Clemson vs. No. 4 Alabama Big Ten ConferenceRecord: 7-1 Wins: Iowa, Purdue, Michigan State, Northwestern, Ohio State, Penn State, Wisconsin; Losses: Michigan Big 12 ConferenceRecord: 5-2 Wins:...
  • Media Circus: College Football Ratings Are on the Decline

    12/27/2017 10:55:34 AM PST · by Colonel Kangaroo · 80 replies
    SI ^ | 12-10-2017 | Richard Deitsch
    The decline of NFL viewership has rightfully been one of the biggest sports media stories of the past two years but less has been written about where college football stands in aggregate viewership. College football is a tougher game to analyze for ratings experts given a number of factors including the innate regionalism of the sport, and the massive number of national windows between ESPN’s multiple networks, Fox and FS1, CBS and CBSSN, NBC and NBCSN and others. One of the best analysts at making sense of sports television and digital ratings is Austin Karp, the assistant managing editor of...
  • NFL's Problem Is Poor Product, Not Disrespect

    12/11/2017 5:46:52 PM PST · by blam · 72 replies
    Mises ^ | 12-11-2017 | Boug French
    President Trump has lambasted the NFL more than 20 times for players’ “Total Disrespect of Our Great Country.” Ratings are down for NFL games and Trump figures it’s because some players aren’t standing, hand over heart, and mouthing the words to the national anthem. Trump may have made some political hay out of all this, but one only has to follow the money to learn the real reason pro football ratings are down — competition from college football. The fact is, “Their product isn’t very good these days,” Nick Bogdanovich told the Las Vegas Sun. He is the chief oddsmaker...
  • Aggies' Zaycoven Henderson arrested on multiple charges

    12/10/2017 9:30:13 AM PST · by Snickering Hound · 46 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 12-10-2017 | Brent Zwerneman
    COLLEGE STATION – Texas A&M senior starting defensive tackle Zaycoven Henderson was arrested early Sunday morning and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, tampering with evidence and possession of marijuana, according to KBTX-TV. Two men pointed a gun at several people at Campus Village Apartments in College Station, according to the report, around 2:30 a.m. Sunday. Police found the two trying to leave the apartments and later found marijuana and also the rifle in nearby woods, according to the station. The driver of the car, Terry Lechler Florez Jr., was charged with possession of marijuana. Henderson is suspended...
  • Tennessee offers head-coaching job to Alabama DC Jeremy Pruitt, sources say

    12/07/2017 5:23:19 AM PST · by C19fan · 21 replies
    ESPN ^ | December 7, 2017 | Chris Low
    The University of Tennessee's circuitous head-coaching search, which has taken on just about every twist imaginable, is nearing an end, as the Volunteers are finalizing a deal with Alabama defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt, sources told ESPN. Tennessee expects to announce Pruitt as its football coach on Thursday, and a press conference to introduce him is planned for later in the day. Sources told ESPN that Pruitt plans to stay on as Alabama's defensive coordinator through the College Football Playoff, while pulling double duty as the Vols' head coach and spearheading their recruiting efforts and putting together his staff at Tennessee.
  • The 2017-2018 college football bowl schedule, released in full

    12/03/2017 2:50:48 PM PST · by iowamark · 48 replies
    SB Nation ^ | 12/3/2017
    College football’s bowl season is upon us. Between Dec. 16 and Jan. 8, 39 FBS bowl games and the College Football Playoff will get played. That’s in addition to the FCS playoffs and the Celebration Bowl, and it all happens right as the NFL gets into its stretch drive. All of that combines to make this the best time of the year for this sport. Below, we’re keeping track of each bowl game, adding in team names as soon as they’re released. Here’s the 2017-2018 bowl schedule in its entirety. All times are Eastern, and streaming destinations are linked where...
  • Alabama Is 4th Team In The 2017 College Football Playoffs: Clemson, Oklahoma, Georgia, Alabama

    12/03/2017 9:35:22 AM PST · by blam · 220 replies
    ESPN TV ^ | 12-3-2017 | blam
    This announcement is being made from a TV broadcast. This is from the National Football Selection Committee.Alabama has been chosen as the 4th team to participate in the 2017 college football playoff.More to follow as soon as it hits the press.
  • The SEC Championship live blog: Dawgs get complete revenge and punch Playoff ticket

    12/02/2017 4:36:12 PM PST · by C19fan · 23 replies
    SB Nation ^ | December 2, 2017 | Jason Kirk
    Georgia 28, Auburn 7, final. A total reversal of Round 1. Auburn again missed scoring chances, but they wouldn’t have even mattered. With a 240-yard rushing day against Auburn and an efficient day by Jake Fromm, Georgia again looks like the most complete team in the country, if not necessarily the best. At the moment, I’m projecting UGA to meet Oklahoma in the Rose Bowl. The last two Power 5 title games matter here, though.
  • College Football Playoff Ranking - Week 12 - Nov 21, 2017

    11/22/2017 7:08:56 AM PST · by C19fan · 32 replies
    College Football Playoff ^ | November 21,.2017 | Staff
    1 University of Alabama 2 University of Miami 3 Clemson University 4 University of Oklahoma 5 University of Wisconsin 6 Auburn University 7 University of Georgia 8 University of Notre Dame 9 Ohio State University 10 Penn State University
  • 10 Takeaways: Crazy day of college football could set up unprecedented playoff chaos

    11/05/2017 4:32:36 AM PST · by C19fan · 59 replies
    Yahoo ^ | November 5, 2017 | Pete Thamel
    A decade ago, the 2007 college football season set the volatility benchmark for this generation. The season unfolded with a relentless flurry of upsets, surprise contenders and more visceral plot twists than a Dennis Lehane novel. Consider that two-loss LSU ended up the national champion, Missouri was ranked No. 1 and the No. 2 ranking was held by California, Boston College, South Florida, Kansas and West Virginia at different times during the year.
  • College football schedule, Week 10: What to watch on Saturday, TV kickoff times

    11/03/2017 6:11:08 AM PDT · by C19fan · 12 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | November 3, 2017 | Tom Fornelli
    The College Football Playoff Rankings couldn't have come at a better time. You could almost swear that everything was planned to work this way with the rankings come out, and a few days later we have a Saturday that's stuffed to the gills with massive matchups. Matchups between ranked teams, and games with significant playoff implications. It's the kind of Saturday we dream of having every week.
  • College football players, fans sing 'Star-Spangled Banner' after PA system fails

    10/14/2017 10:02:33 AM PDT · by topher · 22 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 12-Oct-2017 | By Caleb Parke, Fox News
    It was just another college football game on Saturday in Hartford, Connecticut, until just before kickoff, an announcement came over the loud speakers that there would be no playing of the national anthem. Everyone was on the field, the coin toss had just happened, and players had their helmets off, standing at attention, ready for the anthem to be played, Coach Jeff Devanney told Fox News. But after a few moments of silence, it was announced the PA system failed – and there would be no playing of the Anthem. Trinity senior fullback Ethan Suraci told Fox News the silence...
  • If college football is so popular, where are the fans?

    10/07/2017 9:58:39 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 80 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | Jan 4, 2017 | By the Monitor’s Editorial Board
    JANUARY 4, 2017 —Fans in the stands at the Allstate Sugar Bowl in New Orleans Jan. 2 might have wondered where everybody went. The announced crowd of 54,077 fell far short of the seating capacity of the cavernous Mercedes-Benz Superdome, which holds more than 76,000. Vast swaths of seats sat empty. The attendance figure was the lowest for the Sugar Bowl since 1939. But it was hardly alone. The Camping World Independence Bowl, held each year in Shreveport, La., brought just under 29,000 fans through its turnstiles, its worst attendance since 1988. The Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic in Arlington, Texas,...