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  • 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,...
  • The End of Football

    10/03/2017 12:57:35 AM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 88 replies
    The American Conservative ^ | October 2, 2017 | David Gornoski
    By 2050, the National Football League (NFL) will be like the Barnum and Bailey Circus of today. Bankrupt, closed, irrelevant, morally passe. In the early 20th century, the circus was all the rage. After a century of the product’s consumption by a culture increasingly sensitive to the abuse of the weak and helpless—in this case, circus animals—the “Greatest Show on Earth” has been relegated to an empty sideshow. It is simply too brutish for sophisticated moderns who wince at the crack of a whip on an elephant’s rump. Football will soon follow. Its massive billion dollar stadiums and marketing machines...
  • Lookout Alabama

    09/30/2017 3:18:24 PM PDT · by Conserv · 29 replies
    This is the year of the DAWG
  • Nick Saban on anthem protests: ‘I … respect everyone’s rights not to be censored’

    09/26/2017 11:15:22 AM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 47 replies
    SEC Country ^ | September 25, 2017 | Marq Burnett
    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. ― Asked about the national anthem protests taking place in the NFL, Alabama coach Nick Saban said Monday he’s “just a football coach” who hasn’t been following what’s going on. That doesn’t mean the former NFL coach doesn’t have an opinion. “To me, some of the things that we do in our country ― when I grew up ― they were unifying events, and it’s a little painful to see that those things are not so right now,” Saban said. “But I also respect everyone’s rights not to be censored in terms of the way they express their...
  • What if college players followed Kaepernick's lead? They might find they have real power

    09/20/2017 1:48:46 PM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 57 replies
    USA Today ^ | August 29, 2017 | DAN WOLKEN
    <p>It's a stroke of good luck for the college athletics industrial complex that there’s no need to worry about a national anthem controversy blossoming out of its showcase college football weekend beginning Thursday.</p> <p>Even as the NFL sees more and more players following the lead of Colin Kaepernick to protest racial inequality and police violence, even as NBA stars become bolder and louder advocates for social justice, there’s no point in asking what would happen if players from Alabama and Florida State wanted to kneel during the Star-Spangled Banner on Saturday at a stadium erected just a couple miles from where Martin Luther King Jr. was born. Unlike the NFL, college football teams are in their locker rooms during the anthem, saving the likes of Nick Saban and Dabo Swinney from a backlash in the deep red states where college football means the most and any form of player protest isn’t likely to be well received.</p>
  • More Details Emerge on What Joe Paterno Knew of Sandusky Child Rapes

    09/10/2017 8:46:16 PM PDT · by Pining_4_TX · 57 replies
    New York Post (at ^ | Sept. 10, 2017 | New York Post
    A previously unreleased police report written 10 years after the most infamous incident in the Jerry Sandusky child-rape scandal at Penn State revealed more evidence that Joe Paterno knew about his assistant coach’s horrific behavior before 2001. The report, which CNN obtained and released Saturday, says when assistant coach Mike McQueary told Paterno he had seen Sandusky with a young boy in the showers at Penn State’s football facility, that the head coach told him it was “the second complaint of this nature he had received.” After the news broke of Sandusky’s behavior and his arrest, Paterno, his family and...
  • Twitter Rips Into ESPN After Decision to Move Robert Lee From Announcing Game

    08/23/2017 9:35:02 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 35 replies ^ | 8/23/17 | David Rutz
    Twitter had a field day after news broke Tuesday that ESPN removed an announcer named Robert Lee from broadcasting an upcoming Virginia Cavalier football game because of the similarity of his name to Confederate General Robert E. Lee. The story was broken by Outkick The Coverage's Clay Travis, who has coined the term "MSESPN" to suggest ESPN has a liberal slant, combining the news network and MSNBC. ESPN ultimately confirmed the seemingly unbelievable story, saying it collectively made the decision along with Lee as the tragedy in Charlottesville, Va. unfolded,
  • Frank Broyles, Arkansas icon, dies at 92

    08/14/2017 6:05:06 PM PDT · by buckalfa · 24 replies
    WholeHogSports ^ | August 14, 2017 | Matt Jones
    FAYETTEVILLE — Frank Broyles, who coached Arkansas to its only football national championship and later served as the Razorbacks’ athletics director for years, has died. He was 92. Broyles died Monday at a family home in Fayetteville. He had suffered from Alzheimer's, the neurological disease about which he spent countless hours raising awareness and from which his first wife, Barbara, died in 2004. Broyles devoted most of his adult life to the Razorbacks. After coaching one season as head coach at Missouri, he was hired by then-athletics director John Barnhill to lead Arkansas in December 1957 and spent the next...
  • Ara Parseghian, Hall of Fame coach at Notre Dame and Northwestern, dies at 94

    08/02/2017 6:58:32 AM PDT · by Borges · 27 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 8/2/2017 | Paul Skrbina and Teddy Greenstein
    Ara Parseghian, a member of the College Football Hall of Fame who coached Notre Dame and Northwestern, has died. He was 94. Parseghian, who was born May 21, 1923, in Akron, Ohio, recently spent time in a nursing care facility because of a hip infection. He returned to his Indiana home last week to receive 24-hour care. Parseghian led the Irish to two national championships (1966, 1973) in 11 seasons in South Bend, Ind. Both of those teams were unbeaten. He had a 95-17-4 record at Notre Dame, where he also coached in what some called the "Game of the...
  • Hugh Freeze Resigns as Ole Miss Head Coach After Reported Call to Escort Service

    07/20/2017 7:23:14 PM PDT · by Snickering Hound · 65 replies
    Bleacher Report ^ | 7-20-2017 | Scott Polacek
    The Ole Miss Rebels announced Thursday that head football coach Hugh Freeze "resigned effective immediately" before elaborating on the details in a press conference. Dan Wolken of USA Today reported Thursday Freeze made a one-minute call from a school-issued phone "to a number associated with a female escort service." The call came to light as part of a federal lawsuit former Ole Miss coach Houston Nutt filed against the school alleging it violated his severance agreement. Athletics director Ross Bjork said during the presser, "We proactively looked into the rest of (Hugh Freeze's) phone records & found a concerning pattern,"...
  • College Football 2017: Preseason Ranking Predictions For Alabama, USC, Ohio State, Texas And Others

    07/16/2017 10:04:11 AM PDT · by blam · 31 replies
    IBT ^ | 7-16-2017 | Bobby Ilich
    The 2017 College Football Season kicks off on Saturday, Aug. 26, with six games. But the season may not truly feel like it's underway until the following week when the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Florida State Seminoles meet at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta in the Chick-Fil-A Kickoff Classic. While the Associated Press preseason rankings have yet to be released, there is a strong possibility that Alabama and Florida State will both be ranked somewhere within the top three. Most experts have listed the Crimson Tide as the top team in the nation, but the Seminoles could be as high...
  • ESPN: Look, we re-upped with Tim Tebow, so get off our case

    05/10/2017 2:56:47 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/10/17 | Dan Calabrese
    Human shield. We love Tim Tebow here - even if he does play in the Mets organization - and we’re always happy to hear that something positive has happened in his career and in his life. So when ESPN re-upped with Tebow on his deal to be part of its college football studio offerings, we were nothing if not pleased. If Tebow wants to do TV while pursuing his baseball dreams, we’re all over it. But we couldn’t help but wonder: Does ESPN usually make such a big deal out of an existing talent re-signing? Because if one were inclined...
  • Federal Official Again Declares That College Football Players Can Unionize

    02/22/2017 10:02:30 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 34 replies
    Forbes ^ | February 22, 2017 | George Leef
    A hallmark of the federal bureaucracy under Obama was that it pushed the boundaries of government power at every step, especially when doing so helped groups allied to the Democratic Party. Labor unions are one of those groups. Even though many individual workers don’t favor the Democrats, the union hierarchy has hitched its fortunes to them. They’re always looking for any advantage that politicians or bureaucrats can give them. Back in 2014, Big Labor got excited over the possibility of unionizing college football players when the National Labor Relations Board’s regional director in Chicago ruled that members of Northwestern University’s...
  • Clemson’s final ‘pick play’ was perfect, legal, and should remain so

    01/10/2017 8:18:13 AM PST · by C19fan · 52 replies
    Fox Sports ^ | January 10, 2017 | Nate Scott
    Clemson beat Alabama in the national championship game on Monday night, 35-31, a thrilling end to a very good college football season. The Tigers won the game with a play run with just a few seconds remaining, when quarterback Deshaun Watson rolled to his right and found 5-foot-10 receiver Hunter Renfrow wide open in the corner of the end zone. He looked almost a little too wide open. And thus began the scrutiny.
  • Watson, Clemson Stun Alabama To Win College Football Title On Last-Second Pass

    01/10/2017 6:08:36 AM PST · by blam · 41 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1-10-2017
    January 10, 2017 Jan. 10, 2017: Clemson's Deshaun Watson celebrates a last second touchdown pass to Hunter Renfrow (13) to win the NCAA college football playoff championship game against Alabama in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/John Bazemore) Last year’s College Football Playoff championship game was a classic. This year’s was even better. And in the end, Clemson got its revenge over Alabama. Deshaun Watson hit Hunter Renfrow for a two-yard touchdown pass with one second to play as the Tigers edged the Crimson Tide, 35-31, at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa Monday night. The win gave Clemson its second national...
  • The Latest: Clemson wins national championship, 35-31

    01/09/2017 9:37:48 PM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 96 replies
    AP ^ | January 9, 2017-
    ___ 12:25 a.m. Deshaun Watson's 2-yard touchdown pass to Hunter Renfrow with 1 second remaining gave Clemson a wild 35-31 win over Alabama in the College Football Playoff national championship game. Watson completed 36 of 56 passes for 420 yards and three scores in his last college game, as the Tigers (14-1) got their first national title since 1981.