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  • 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 Foxnews.com) ^ | 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
    freebeacon.com ^ | 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 FoxNews.com 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.
  • Clemson Earns A Rematch Against Alabama For The NCAA Football National Championship

    01/01/2017 6:23:12 PM PST · by blam · 57 replies
    CBS News ^ | 1-1-2017 | CBS News
    CBS News January 1, 2017 Get ready for a blockbuster sequel. It’s Alabama vs. Clemson, The Rematch. The top-ranked Crimson Tide will take on the No. 3 Tigers in a do-over of last season’s national championship game, a 45-40 thriller won by Alabama. If the Jan. 9 matchup in Tampa comes anywhere close to that classic in the desert, it will more than make up for two semifinal duds on Saturday. Alabama (14-0) wore down No. 4 Washington for a 24-7 victory in the Peach Bowl, while Clemson dominated No. 2 Ohio State 31-0 in the Fiesta Bowl, handing Urban...
  • Vanity: Hold that tiger! Hold that tiger! Hold that Tiger! Hold that tiger!

    12/31/2016 7:41:38 PM PST · by RooRoobird20 · 73 replies
    ESPN live | 12/31/2016 | Me
    Clemson wins! Hold that tiger!
  • How A (1926) Win Over Washington Gave Rise To Alabama And Football In The South

    12/30/2016 6:12:20 PM PST · by blam · 31 replies
    ESPN ^ | 12-23-2016 | Ted Miller
    Dec 23, 2016Ted Miller Washington and Alabama first played in the 1926 Rose Bowl. AP Photo The rise of Southeastern football in general and Alabama football specifically and all the endless gloating that goes along with it? It's Washington's fault. That isn't just jealous prattle from fans of Oregon or Washington State, likely the two fan bases most annoyed by the Huskies' sudden rise to the College Football Playoff semifinal at the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl opposite the vaunted Crimson Tide. No, it's a perfectly reasonable extrapolation from the words of multiple historians and sportswriters. On the surface, No. 4 Washington...
  • Report: Arkansas [Tight End Jeremy] Sprinkle Suspended For Belk Bowl For Shoplifting From Belk

    12/30/2016 10:05:52 AM PST · by zeestephen · 28 replies
    MSN.com ^ | 29 December 2016
    Each player on both teams gets a $450 gift card at Belk that must be spent in 90 minutes. Sprinkle reportedly took items worth more than the pre-set amount.
  • Internet implodes after Celebration Bowl is decided by excessive celebration penalty

    12/18/2016 5:59:05 AM PST · by OttawaFreeper · 40 replies
    MSN Fox Sports ^ | Dec 17, 2016 at 5:15p ET | Chris Bahr
    In perhaps the most ironic ending to a sporting event ever, Grambling State beat North Carolina Central in the Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl in part because of a … penalty for excessive celebration. After NC Central’s Quentin Atkinson pulled down a 39-yard TD pass from Malcolm Bell to cut the deficit to 10-9 with just over two minutes remaining, Atkinson was flagged for unsportsmanlike conduct when he removed his helmet while galloping around the end zone.
  • Who Was that Priest Praying the Rosary at the Army-Navy Game?

    12/16/2016 5:19:41 PM PST · by marshmallow · 26 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | 12/15/16 | Matt Hadro
    Washington D.C., Dec 15, 2016 / 03:05 am (CNA/EWTN News).- You might have seen an Army chaplain devoutly praying the rosary on the sideline during Saturday's Army-Navy football game. Who was he and what was he praying for? “I always pray for both our teams, for no serious injury on either team. And I pray for the kids on both teams, and just for their holiness and their salvation,” Fr. Matthew Pawlikowski, chaplain of the United States Military Academy at West Point, told CNA. “And then I ask for Army's victory,” he added. Saturday's Army-Navy game was the 117th meeting...
  • A Most Trumpean Victory For West Point

    12/14/2016 11:34:07 AM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 14, 2016 | William F. Marshall
    What a sight to behold! After 14 long years in the gridiron desert, the football team of the United States Military Academy defeated their age-old nemesis, the United States Naval Academy, in that most iconic of American rivalries, the Army-Navy football game. As fans’ feet and fingers froze at icy M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore last Saturday, the game opened with an invocation by a Navy chaplain, whose baritone delivery and thunderous phrases brought to mind Charlton Heston in the Ten Commandments. I half-expected him to produce a couple of stone tablets with the game’s final score etched on them,...
  • The Army-Navy Game: The Only Game Where Everyone Playing Is Willing To Die For Everyone Watching!

    12/11/2016 6:29:41 PM PST · by Strac6 · 37 replies
    Email from friend
    The Army-Navy Game: The Only Game Where Everyone Playing Is Willing To Give Their Lives For Everyone Watching! And our President couldn't even make it to the game!