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  • Vince Young hired by University of Texas' Division of Diversity and Community Engagement

    08/14/2014 4:07:15 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 18 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | August 14, 2014 | Sam Cooper
    More than eight years after he took his last snap as quarterback of the Texas Longhorns, Vince Young is back with the university in a new capacity. The school announced Thursday that Young, who led the Longhorns to the 2005 national championship, will work for the school’s Division of Diversity and Community Engagement (DDCE). Beginning September 1, he will serve as a “development officer for program alumni relations” where his job will be to raise funds for programs “that address the educational challenges” of both first-generation college students and students who come from “low-income backgrounds.”
  • The College Football Czar: 2014 Season Preview

    07/29/2014 8:31:34 PM PDT · by Daniel Clark · 12 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | July 29, 2014 | Daniel Clark
    The College Football Czar: 2014 Season Preview a sports publication from The Shinbone by Daniel Clark Welcome to the 2014 season preview issue of The College Football Czar, a seasonal sports publication by the author and editor of The Shinbone. In the coming months, you will find weekly analyses of upcoming college football action posted at this site. To find out more, please see the Ground Rules. This issue contains the Czar's rankings for all 128 teams in Division I-A football, as well as conference preview capsules, potential upsets to watch for, bowl projections, and a guide to help you...
  • Shelby Osborne: College football's first female defensive back

    06/08/2014 1:45:20 PM PDT · by BBell · 62 replies
    http://news.yahoo.com/ ^ | June 7, 2014 | David Clark Scott
    Shelby Osborne: Football is her passion and she joins the thin ranks of women in men's college football. Most women have played as kickers. Is Shelby Osborne creating a new normal?When Shelby Osborne walks onto the football field this fall, she'll be treading on ground few women have dared to walk. Fewer than a dozen women have played college football on a men's team. But this week, Osborne made history when she signed a letter of intent to play football with Campbellsville University in Kentucky – as a defensive back, the same position she played in high school. No woman...
  • 2014 NFL Draft Thread 8pm EDT

    05/08/2014 3:26:21 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 228 replies
    Johnny Manziel to Dallas?
  • College Football and Capitalism

    03/27/2014 7:43:27 AM PDT · by A'elian' nation · 86 replies
    College football players should not be paid. Plain and simple. But there is no reason why any player should not be given carte blanche to capitalize on his chosen sport. Capitalism 101 rides to the rescue once again. In addition to the free education players get, any player, on scholarship or not, should be allowed to sell and hawk his personal merchandise from t-shirt to jockstrap. He or she should be allowed to put his name and school name/logo on his jersey or helmet or whatever - just like the pros do. A player could sell and trade cards with...
  • Labor Board Gives Student Athletes the Right to Unionize

    03/27/2014 8:45:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 27, 2014 | Michael Schaus
    The National Labor Relations Board in Chicago has decided that college athletes – who are getting a subsidized education and a shot at a multi-million dollar career – have the right to unionize as employees. The Labor backed effort to unionize college students who play games as an “education”, according to the Chicago NLRB, now have a seat at the “bargaining table” in college athletics… Because, obviously, consumers of higher education (AKA: “students”) don’t currently have any seat at the “bargaining table”. The short story is that pockets of education consumers (which is the technical definition for individuals who voluntarily...
  • 19-year-old Navy RB McKamey dies after being in coma

    03/26/2014 6:10:35 AM PDT · by deoetdoctrinae · 25 replies
    Fox Sports ^ | 3/26/2014
    Navy football player Will McKamey, who has been hospitalized since collapsing at practice three days ago, has died while in a coma. He was 19. The academy says the freshman running back from Knoxville, Tenn., died at the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore on Tuesday with his family by his side.
  • Unions Try To Destroy College Football

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  • Brent Musburger to SEC Network, Will No Longer Call Sat. Night Football on ABC

    03/12/2014 7:06:52 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 19 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 12, 2014
    On Wednesday, ESPN announced that Brent Musburger will leave his partnership with Kirk Herbstreit on ABC's Saturday Night Football broadcast to join Jesse Palmer to call games for ESPN's new SEC Network. It is believed that ESPN did not want to lose Chris Fowler's services in a contract year, and the GameDay host is the favorite to be in the booth with Herbstreit. There may be a bigger role for Rece Davis as well.
  • Duck Dynasty Coming to College Football as Duck Commander Buys Bowl Name Rights

    02/23/2014 6:10:04 PM PST · by Perdogg · 23 replies
    Are you a college football fan? Can't get enough of hit A&E show Duck Dynasty? If so, it looks like you have reason to smile. Duck Commander, the company that makes the famous duck calls of the same name, is reportedly set to purchase the rights to the Independence Bowl, or AdvoCare V100 Bowl as it has been known in recent years.
  • Kiffin to join Alabama as offensive coordinator

    01/11/2014 8:13:28 AM PST · by armydawg505 · 20 replies
    www.ajc.com ^ | 1/10/2014 | John Zenor
    Alabama hired former Southern California coach Lane Kiffin on Friday as its offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. Kiffin returns to the Southeastern Conference after head coaching stints with the NFL's Oakland Raiders, Alabama rival Tennessee and the Trojans. He replaces Doug Nussmeier, who left Alabama for Michigan. "He is an outstanding and creative offensive coach who has great experience both at the college and NFL level," coach Nick Saban said in a statement. "He has a very good understanding of the game and I have always been impressed with what I saw in the games he called. He coaches with...
  • BCS gets its not-so-fond farewell

    01/05/2014 1:05:40 PM PST · by Dave346 · 78 replies
    Columbia Daily Tribune ^ | Sunday, January 5, 2014 at 2:00 am
    <p>NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — There will be a funeral amid the celebration after the BCS National Championship Game tomorrow.</p> <p>No. 1 Florida State or No. 2 Auburn will be the last team to hoist the $30,000 Waterford crystal football that goes to college football's champion and has become emblematic of the Bowl Championship Series. Then the BCS will be buried in the Rose Bowl after 16 years of revolutionizing the sport — and frustrating so many of its fans and participants.</p>
  • EXCLUSIVE: Bama Sugar Bowl mom ‘sorry’ but would ‘do it again if I had to’

    01/03/2014 6:16:18 PM PST · by Third Person · 93 replies
    Yellowhammer ^ | January 3rd, 2014 | Cliff Sims
    Yellowhammer has learned that the female Alabama fan who flew through the air to attack an Oklahoma Sooner fan during Thursday’s Sugar Bowl is Michelle Pritchett, a local photographer from Sweet Water, Ala. Yellowhammer spoke with Mrs. Pritchett on the phone this afternoon in an exclusive interview, becoming the first outlet to get her side of the story. “Everyone’s making me look like such a bad guy,” Pritchett said. “What I did was probably not the thing to do. But they were taunting us. They began by going after me. But then they crossed the line and started taunting my...
  • The quiet, final hour of Mack Brown's tenure

    12/31/2013 8:22:47 AM PST · by bestintxas · 58 replies
    espn ^ | 12/31/13 | m olson
    The final moments of Mack Brown’s career at Texas were neither triumphant nor tearful. Just quiet. He walked off the Alamodome field surrounded by noise but not saying a word. He gathered his team for his final locker room speech. And one hour later, he was gone. He left the building as Texas’ former head coach, his hellish 16th season finally complete with a 30-7 loss to No. 10 Oregon in the Valero Alamo Bowl. And there was unmistakable finality to this. Mack Brown congratulates QB Case McCoy after a first-half TD, but little else went right for Brown and...
  • The College Football Czar: 2013-14 Bowl Game Picks

    12/20/2013 9:25:56 PM PST · by Daniel Clark · 7 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | December 21, 2013 | Daniel Clark
    The College Football Czar: 2013-14 Bowl Game Picks a sports publication from The Shinbone, by Daniel Clark Week fifteen in review: Once again, the BCS has succeeded in doing exactly what it was designed to do, by matching the two most qualified teams, Florida State and Auburn, in the national championship game. Fans nevertheless hate it, and can’t wait for it to be gone. Granted, there is an element of luck involved in being able to create an unassailably valid national title game. If not for Ohio State’s loss to Michigan State in the Big Ten championship, people would be...
  • Florida State QB Jameis Winston wins Heisman Trophy

    12/14/2013 6:33:19 PM PST · by parksstp · 186 replies
    FOX Sports ^ | 2013-12-14 | FOX Sports
    Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston has won the 2013 Heisman Trophy. Winston is only the second redshirt freshman to win the award after Texas A&M QB Johnny Manziel was handed the trophy as a redshirt freshman last year. Winston is the third player in school history to earn the distinction, following former Seminole QBs Charlie Ward ('93) and Chris Weinke ('€™00).
  • At least 12 students arrested in riots at Michigan State after school football team's

    12/09/2013 6:06:13 AM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 64 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 9 December 2013 | RYAN GORMAN
    Michigan State University students celebrated their football team’s first invite to the Rose Bowl in decades Saturday by rioting through East Lansing. Large groups of students swarmed neighborhoods near the university’s campus early Sunday morning chanting, lighting fires, setting off fireworks and leaving a trail of destruction in their wake. The Michigan State Spartans pulled off a historic upset by beating the undefeated No. 3-ranked Ohio State Buckeyes 34-24 in the Big 10 Conference championship game earlier in the day. SCROLL DOWN FOR VIDEO Several fires were set throughout the city by thousands of people, according to WOODTV. No injuries...
  • 2013-14 Bowl Projections

    12/08/2013 5:04:03 PM PST · by Perdogg · 49 replies
    Simply put, Championship Saturday delivered. The regular season is over, with the exception of the annual Army-Navy game next week, and the postseason picture will become crystal clear tonight. So let's take a look at my final bowl projections for the 2013-14 postseason.
  • Washington hires Boise State’s Chris Petersen to be Huskies’ next head coach

    12/06/2013 1:04:06 PM PST · by Hotlanta Mike · 21 replies
    Sports Illustrated ^ | December 06, 2013 | Zac Ellis
    It didn’t take long for Washington to find a replacement for departed coach Steve Sarkisian. On Friday the Huskies tabbed Boise State’s Chris Petersen as the program’s new head coach. The news was first reported by ESPN’s Joe Schad on Friday. In a statement, Washington athletic director Scott Woodward formally announced the newest era of Husky football. “On behalf of the University of Washington and the entire Husky Nation, I am proud to welcome Chris Petersen as our new head football coach,” Woodward said. “Coach Petersen’s success and record are extraordinary, but even more impressive is the man himself. His...
  • The College Football Czar: Week 15

    12/05/2013 6:48:06 PM PST · by Daniel Clark · 20 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | December 5, 2013 | Daniel Clark
    The College Football Czar: Week 15 Week fourteen in review: Actually, the biggest news of the week has just broken earlier the same day that this installment of picks is being posted, when the attorney general of Florida announced that Heisman trophy favorite Jameis Winston of Florida State will not be charged with sexual assault. Hopefully, this means that the freshman phenom truly is innocent, but all we really know is that the prosecutors did not believe they had enough evidence to support the charges. Alabama’s three-peat chances faded into the Great White North, as Auburn dug into the CFL...
  • Jameis Winston not charged: Legal aftermath, possible next steps

    12/05/2013 3:07:28 PM PST · by Hotlanta Mike · 55 replies
    Sports Illustrated ^ | December 5, 2013 | Michael McCann
    In a nationally televised press conference on Thursday, State Attorney Willie Meggs announced that Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston will not be charged with sexual assault. While it sounded as if Meggs found the accuser ) to be generally believable, gaps in her memory coupled with the discovery of another man's (apparently the complainant's boyfriend) DNA meant the standard for charging and prosecuting Winston was not met. The case, which dates back to Dec. 7, 2012, is considered closed. In many ways, Meggs' press conference appeared to be damage control, with Meggs -- an elected official -- insisting the investigation...
  • Jameis Winston investigation complete; Decision...to be announced Thursday at 2 p.m.

    12/04/2013 8:43:09 PM PST · by Hotlanta Mike · 32 replies
    Sports Illustrated ^ | December 04, 2013 | Tim Polzer
    Florida State Attorney Willie Meggs said Wednesday that he plans to reveal the results of his office’s investigation into the alleged sexual assault case involving Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston at a press conference at 2 p.m. Thursday. An alleged victim said that Winston raped her last December, while Winston’s attorney said the sex was consensual. The alleged victim’s family released a statement two weeks ago questioning the investigation.
  • Florida coach Will Muschamp reportedly switching to up-tempo offense in 2014

    12/03/2013 3:40:33 PM PST · by Hotlanta Mike · 20 replies
    Sports Illustrated ^ | December 03, 2013 | Martin Rickman
    With coordinator Brent Pease out at Florida, expect the next guy handling Will Muschamp’s offense to shake things up a bit. With the personnel Florida had this year — coupled with injuries all over the field — the Gators struggled mightily to score. They averaged 18.8 points per game, tied for 111th nationally. It’s still yet to be seen what direction Florida will go in offensively, but coaches will often say and try anything in order to retain their jobs. Though Muschamp has received the repeated backing of athletic director Jeremy Foley, he still must work to keep recruits in...
  • Oregon’s Marcus Mariota, Hroniss Grasu announce they will return to school for 2014

    12/03/2013 3:36:10 PM PST · by Hotlanta Mike · 3 replies
    Sports Illustrated ^ | December 03, 2013 | Martin Rickman
    Earlier this fall, when the Ducks were undefeated and quarterback Marcus Mariota had emerged as the Heisman Trophy frontrunner, it appeared that the Oregon star was on his way toward a top selection in the 2014 NFL draft. However, following the team’s recent losses to Stanford (26-20 on Nov. 7) and Arizona (42-16 on Nov. 13) — and with Mariota falling off a bit, some of which can be attributed to a lingering injury in his left knee — the signal-caller has announced he’s returning to school for his junior season. From the official Oregon release:
  • Jim Mora signs new 6-year deal to stay at UCLA

    12/03/2013 3:32:51 PM PST · by Hotlanta Mike · 4 replies
    Sports Illustrated ^ | December 03, 2013 | Brendan Maloy
    UCLA coach Jim Mora has signed a new six-year contract to stay with the program, the school announced Tuesday. Bruce Feldman of CBSSports.com first reported that Mora would stay with the school. Mora had been connected with Washington’s head coaching opening since UW coach Steve Sarkisian was hired as USC’s newest coach on Monday. Mora is a graduate of the University of Washington, where he played football and began his coaching career as a graduate assistant.
  • BCS standings released, Week 15: Ohio State vs. Auburn the final rankings debate

    12/02/2013 8:34:12 AM PST · by xzins · 323 replies
    SB Nation ^ | Dec 1 2013 | Jason Kirk
    With one week to go before the BCS rankings leave us forever, an undefeated Big Ten power missing out on the national championship is somehow an actual worry. Meanwhile, Florida State's sitting pretty. Full standings below. It doesn't matter that Ohio State went 12-0 last year. It doesn't matter that an unbeaten Auburn was shut out of the BCS National Championship in 2004. It doesn't matter that Ohio State has lost two national title games against SEC teams in recent years. It doesn't matter that the SEC has won seven straight championships. Or at least it shouldn't. What will matter,...
  • Hmmm..anybody notice Auburn beat Alabama..

    11/30/2013 9:00:48 PM PST · by montanajoe · 115 replies
    Im not a football guy but I do notice when something as note worthy as this occurs. Conservatives need to show they are not one dimensional... There is more to hate than Obama..Auburn or Alabama for instance :)
  • FINAL: Auburn upsets Alabama 34-28 on another miracle, this time from Chris Davis

    11/30/2013 4:41:05 PM PST · by xzins · 189 replies
    AL.Com ^ | 30 Nov 13 | Joel A. Erickson
    With only a second left on the clock, Chris Davis caught a 57-yard field-goal attempt that fell short, got up the left side and returned it 100 yards to give the No. 4 Tigers a 34-28 win over No. 1 Alabama and the SEC West title. Now, Auburn (11-1, 7-1 SEC) has a shot at the SEC title and possibly a national championship all left on the table. For the second straight game, the clock was running down, and the Tigers had little time left. That's when Nick Marshall came up with another play. After a drive spent handing the...
  • The College Football Czar: Week 14

    11/26/2013 7:26:46 PM PST · by Daniel Clark · 13 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | November 26, 2013 | Daniel Clark
    The College Football Czar: Week 14 Week thirteen in review: Before we get to last week’s events, you’ve probably already noticed that this week’s installment of picks is being released two days early. That’s so that they can be available to College Football Czar’s readers at work, on the last day before Thanksgiving weekend. This, of course, leaves the Czar a condensed time frame in which to make a larger-than-usual number of picks, so please excuse their relative brevity and semi-literacy. The number of undefeated national contenders has been whittled to three, with Oklahoma State’s 49-17 blowout of Baylor. The...
  • The College Football Czar: Week 13

    11/21/2013 5:25:37 PM PST · by Daniel Clark · 2 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | November 21, 2013 | Daniel Clark
    The College Football Czar: Week 13 Week twelve in review: The sexual assault investigation involving Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston has taken an especially disturbing turn this week, with his accuser now saying that she had not voluntarily dropped the charges as previously reported, but that she was intimidated into silence. Perhaps the worst part of the story is that whatever the outcome, it is bound to be a miscarriage of justice. If Winston is innocent, he’ll still have suffered great damage to his reputation, and possibly to his career, depending on how he lets the attention affect him on...
  • Rutgers University football player claims he was bullied by coach

    11/17/2013 2:09:24 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 76 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 17, 2013 | Mike Jaccarino
    A New Jersey family is calling for an investigation of a Rutgers University football coach over an alleged bullying incident in which the coach berated a scholarship player during a study hall and threatened to head-butt him. NJ.com reports Mark and Clarice Tyree say Rutgers Defensive Coordinator Dave Cohen established a pattern of verbally abusing their son, Jevon Tyree – a defensive back – during practices and team functions before their relationship escalated into threats of violence during a study hall in the spring. “He was just trying to really make me feel as if I was soft,” Jevon Tyree...
  • Game canceled after QB is beat up

    11/15/2013 8:10:04 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 35 replies
    ESPN.com news services ^ | November 15, 2013
    A Virginia State football player faces assault charges after a bathroom fight left Winston-Salem State's starting quarterback badly beaten during a luncheon for both teams on the eve of their championship game. Both Division II schools say the CIAA canceled the title game set for Saturday in Winston-Salem.
  • The College Football Czar: Week 12

    11/14/2013 7:32:35 PM PST · by Daniel Clark · 3 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | November 14, 2013 | Daniel Clark
    The College Football Czar: Week 12 Week eleven in review: The College Football Czar has finally seen ESPN’s new Saturday night intro featuring Eminem’s “Berzerk.” In case you haven’t yet had the misfortune of experiencing it, Mr. Em liberally samples (i.e., steals) parts of Billy Squier’s 1981 hit, “The Stroke.” Memo to ESPN: You can’t have it both ways. You must now either pretend that Billy Squier is cool, or admit that Eminem is not. So which is it? The BCS picture cleared up very slightly last Thursday, with Oregon’s 26-20 loss at Stanford, a game whose tone was set...
  • The College Football Czar: Week 11

    11/07/2013 6:09:32 PM PST · by Daniel Clark · 23 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | November 7, 2013 | Daniel Clark
    The College Football Czar: Week 11 Week ten in review: Florida State’s big win over Miami pushed them back up to #2 in the BCS ratings, but there was otherwise very little movement, what with unbeaten Alabama, Oregon and Baylor all being idle. Since taking over as head coach at Grambling, former Pittsburgh Steeler linebacker Dirt Winston is 1-1, with an overtime loss to Texas Southern, and a 47-40 victory over Mississippi Valley State, which snapped an 18-game losing streak against NCAA opponents. Granted, those are not two of their better opponents in the SWAC, but the results are enough...
  • Northwestern to honor military

    11/04/2013 3:26:48 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 8 replies
    ESPN ^ | November 4, 2013 | Darren Rovell
    Football uniform creativity has been taken to the next level, as Northwestern will shed its familiar purple to go red, white and blue for its Nov. 16 game against Michigan. The uniforms, designed by Under Armour, will raise awareness for the Wounded Warrior Project, a nonprofit organization whose goal is to empower servicemen wounded in battle.
  • Crowds at Missouri football game boo (0bama) during National Guard ceremony

    11/04/2013 10:28:47 AM PST · by fungoking · 31 replies
    Columbia Missourian ^ | November 3, 2013 | Jessica Anania
    COLUMBIA — The mention of the U.S. president elicited booing during a halftime ceremony at the Missouri-Tennessee game. During halftime, new members of the Missouri National Guard were being sworn in on the field of Memorial Stadium, said team spokesman Chad Moller. Part of the oath the service members took reads, "I will obey the orders of the president of the United States." During a pause after that line was read, members of the crowd could clearly be heard booing and jeering, said LeMari Porter, an MU student present at the game. MU student Julia Bosley was sitting in the...
  • The College Football Czar: Week 10

    10/31/2013 5:29:55 PM PDT · by Daniel Clark · 6 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | October 31, 2013 | Daniel Clark
    The College Football Czar: Week 10 Week nine in review: The horse race is on for the #2 BCS rating, with Oregon pulling ahead of Florida State on the strength of their 42-14 win over UCLA. They will likely trade places again this week, while the Ducks are idle, and the Noles face undefeated arch rival Miami. The College Football Czar takes back what he said about doubting Ohio State’s #4 rating in light of last week’s games. There has now developed a bold line of demarcation between the top four teams and everyone else. The most recent nominees for...
  • The College Football Czar: Week 9

    10/24/2013 7:11:59 PM PDT · by Daniel Clark · 8 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | October 24, 2013 | Daniel Clark
    The College Football Czar: Week 9 Week eight in review: Despite the large percentage of teams that were idle, it proved to be the most consequential week to this point of the season, with eight ranked teams being upset by lower-ranked or unranked opponents. Many of the most surprising results were in the SEC, where LSU, Texas A&M and South Carolina were all beaten, and thus all but officially eliminated from the national championship picture. The first BCS ratings of the season are out, and as expected, Alabama is on top. Florida State is rated second, very slightly ahead of...
  • The College Football Czar: Week 8

    10/17/2013 6:48:18 PM PDT · by Daniel Clark · 2 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | October 17, 2013 | Daniel Clark
    The College Football Czar: Week 8 Week seven in review: The NCAA officially released its appointments to next year’s playoff selection committee, although the names had been leaked almost a week earlier. The only thing in the world that makes the committee a less awful idea than it might otherwise be is the fact that the list of committee members does not include Mark Cuban, who voiced interest in running a college football playoff last year. Just because a guy’s not guilty of insider trading doesn’t mean he isn’t still a buffoon. If the NCAA ever lets Cuban anywhere near...
  • The College Football Czar: Week 7

    10/10/2013 6:34:19 PM PDT · by Daniel Clark · 12 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | October 10, 2013 | Daniel Clark
    The College Football Czar: Week 7 Week six in review: The NCAA has proceeded with its disastrous decision to appoint a college football playoff selection committee, and already, you can foresee the fabric of the game coming unraveled. Among the committee members who have been appointed to select the four semifinalists for the 2014 season is former secretary of state Condoleezza Rice. Immediately, there came protests that Rice is unqualified, but then, what qualifications are there, really? If the idea is to make sure that the best team gets a shot at the national championship, then just about any fan...
  • Report: Condoleezza Rice expected to be named to playoff selection committee

    10/07/2013 2:53:40 PM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 14 replies
    Sports Illustrated ^ | October 04, 2013 | Zac Ellis
    Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is expected to be named to the College Football Playoff’s selection committee, a source told the Associated Press on Friday. Rice is the latest in a string of reported members of the upcoming committee, which will select the four teams to participate in the College Football Playoff that kicks off after the 2014 season. Earlier this week, CBSSports.com reported that West Virginia athletic director Oliver Luck, Wisconsin athletic director Barry Alvarez and USC athletic director Pat Haden are all expected to be named to the 12- to 18-member committee. On Friday ESPN reported that...
  • Correction to College Football Czar: Week 6

    10/03/2013 7:38:40 PM PDT · by Daniel Clark · 6 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | October 3, 2013 | Daniel Clark
    The following is a correction to the Czar's pick on the Arizona State-Notre Dame game, which is being played in Arlington, and not in San Antonio, as is indicated in his original pick. Arizona State vs. Notre Dame The 3-1 Sun Devils stuck a fork in USC coach Lane Kiffin in a 62-41 runaway. Quarterback Taylor Kelly led the team in rushing with 79 yards on four carries, while also passing for 351 yards and three TDs. At 3-2, the Fighting Irish have lost to their first two ranked opponents: Michigan (41-30) and Oklahoma (34-20). Last week against OU, quarterback...
  • The College Football Czar: Week 6

    10/03/2013 5:26:25 PM PDT · by Daniel Clark · 2 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | October 3, 2013 | Daniel Clark
    The College Football Czar: Week 6 Week five in review: Although the 2013 season has really just now gotten underway in earnest, there have already been two head coaches fired, and rightly so. USC finally tired of Lane Kiffin’s poor results and abrasive personality during his fourth season with the Trojans. The only reason Kiffin’s record at Southern Cal was as good as 28-15 was that he was fortunate enough to inherit QB Matt Barkley from his predecessor, Pete Carroll. It’s not just that Kiffin has only gone 10-8 since the start of the 2012 season, but the fact that...
  • The College Football Czar: Week 5

    09/26/2013 7:35:07 PM PDT · by Daniel Clark · 9 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | September 26, 2013 | Daniel Clark
    The College Football Czar: Week 5 Week four in review: Predictably, the NCAA has wussed out and scaled back its penalties against Penn State, which will now be allowed to add five scholarships each year until its full complement of 85 is restored in 2016. Under the original sanctions, PSU’s scholarships would have been capped at 65 until then. The Powers That Be Stupid say that they made this decision in recognition of the Nittany Lions’ “continued progress toward ensuring athletics integrity.” … But wait a minute, the punishment was only contingent upon the university’s good behavior insofar as that...
  • Report: NCAA players show united front with 'APU' protest

    09/21/2013 7:14:03 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 89 replies
    FOX SPORTS SOUTH ^ | September 21, 2013
    According to an ESPN.com report, a number of players from Georgia, Georgia Tech and Northwestern staged a peaceful, but visible protest of the NCAA's alleged treatment of student-athletes — donning equipment marked with the initials "APU," as in All Players United. The National College Players Association, which is seemingly co-opting this movement with a number of players from various schools throughout the country, has the following message posted on its Web site.
  • The College Football Czar: Week 4

    09/19/2013 6:39:59 PM PDT · by Daniel Clark · 3 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | September 19, 2013 | Daniel Clark
    The College Football Czar: Week 4 Week three in review: Everybody is convinced that the Pac 12 officials were at fault in last week’s Arizona State-Wisconsin fiasco, but nobody seems to know what they should have done differently. The strange scenario began when Badger QB Joel Stave grazed the turf with his knee, then popped back up and placed the ball on the ground with 15 seconds to play. One of the Sun Devil defenders, unable to see Stave’s knee touch the ground, jumped on what he thought was a live ball as the clock continued to run. By the...
  • NCAA Football Schedule Week 4 Sept 19-Sept 22

    09/19/2013 11:33:21 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 21 replies
    Thursday, September 19 TIME (ET) MATCHUP 7:30 PM No. 3 Clemson at North Carolina State Friday, September 20 TIME (ET) MATCHUP 9:00 PM Boise State at Fresno State Saturday, September 21 TIME (ET) MATCHUP 12:00 PM Florida A&M at No. 4 Ohio State 12:00 PM Florida International at No. 7 Louisville 12:00 PM North Carolina at Georgia Tech 12:00 PM Vanderbilt at Massachusetts 12:00 PM San Jose State at Minnesota 12:00 PM Marshall at Virginia Tech 12:00 PM Wake Forest at Army 12:00 PM Toledo at Central Michigan 12:00 PM Middle Tennessee at Florida Atlantic 12:00 PM Western Michigan at...
  • Whoa, Nellie! Keith Jackson talks Cosell, college football and cotton

    09/11/2013 3:52:44 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 21 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | September 10, 2013 | Chris Erskine
    Keith Jackson has some stories, all right. Of riding his horse four miles to his rural Georgia high school. Of nights carousing with Paul "Bear" Bryant. Of the time Howard Cosell, smelling like a Russian distillery, set Jackson's pants on fire during a telecast of "Monday Night Football." ... Any other tips for today's broadcasters? "They talk too damn much," he says. "You wear the audience out." ...
  • NCAA Football Week 2 Sept 5 - Sept 7 2013

    09/05/2013 12:14:35 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 17 replies
    Thursday, September 5 TIME (ET) 7:30 PM Florida Atlantic at East Carolina 10:00 PM Sacramento State at Arizona State Friday, September 6 TIME (ET) 8:00 PM Wake Forest at Boston College 8:00 PM UCF at Florida International Saturday, September 7 TIME (ET) 12:00 PM Eastern Kentucky at No. 8 Louisville 12:00 PM No. 12 Florida at Miami (FL) 12:00 PM No. 13 Oklahoma State at UTSA 12:00 PM Tennessee Tech at No. 21 Wisconsin 12:00 PM Southeastern Louisiana at No. 24 TCU 12:00 PM Miami (OH) at Kentucky 12:00 PM South Florida at Michigan State 12:00 PM Norfolk State at...
  • The College Football Czar: Week 2

    09/05/2013 6:32:30 PM PDT · by Daniel Clark
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | September 5, 2013 | Daniel Clark
    The College Football Czar: Week 2 Week one in review: If you thought you were watching the same game throughout the long weekend, that’s because it was everyone’s last chance to wear white before Labor Day. Watching highlights from around the nation, one might have thought that all the games had been sponsored by Sta-Puft marshmallows. One of the big story lines was the number of Division I-A teams that were upset in their openers by Division I-AA opponents. This is really nothing new, but viewers are more aware of it now, because so many of those games are being...