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  • Predicting the winner of every Week 8 college football game, from Penn State-Michigan to UTSA-Rice

    10/20/2017 5:29:05 AM PDT · by C19fan · 2 replies
    SB Nation ^ | October 19, 2017 | Bill Connelly
    Below are picks and projections using the S&P+ projections you can find in full in the Football Study Hall stat profiles. See the bottom of the post for more detail about these. The spread (listed in parentheses) is shown next to S&P+’s pick for each game. When S&P+ predicts a push (a tie with Vegas, basically), I’m listing the pick on the side that S&P+ would’ve picked, if teams could score in decimals. This document breaks games (and S&P+’s season performance to date) out into their decimal glory. There wasn’t just a ton of glory for S&P+ in Week 7....
  • 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...
  • How Clemson and Washington State's Upset Losses Impact the Playoff Race

    10/14/2017 5:06:30 AM PDT · by C19fan · 27 replies
    SI ^ | October 14, 2017 | Eric Single
    Now in the first two weekends of October, the No. 2, 3, 7 and 8 teams have fallen to middle-of-the-pack conference opponents: Last week Oklahoma fell to Iowa State before Michigan lost to Michigan State; on Friday night Clemson suffered a 27–24 loss to Syracuse that sent shockwaves through the college football world, and before anyone could fully process the impact of that result, Washington State laid an egg on the road at Cal, dropping from the ranks of the unbeaten with a 37–3 loss. Let’s take a look at the ripple effect of Friday night’s upsets from three different...
  • North Carolina avoids major sanctions in academic fraud case

    10/13/2017 8:58:19 AM PDT · by C19fan · 42 replies
    ESPN ^ | October 13, 2017 | Jeff Goodman
    North Carolina avoided major sanctions after the NCAA could not conclude the school violated academic rules when it made available deficient Department of African and Afro-American Studies "paper courses" to the general student body, including student-athletes.
  • As Butch Jones's Job Hangs in the Balance, Tennessee Has Unique Circumstances to Weigh

    10/02/2017 6:09:10 AM PDT · by C19fan · 20 replies
    SI ^ | October 2, 2017 | Andy Staples
    As Georgia’s demolition of Tennessee continued Saturday, the game kept feeling more like Clemson’s win at Miami in 2015. That was the game in which it became apparent Al Golden could not get the job done as Hurricanes coach, and Miami responded the following day by firing Golden. Tennessee did not respond Sunday by firing Jones—much to the chagrin of a vocal and growing segment of the fan base that has checked out on the football program’s current administration and awaits new leadership. The Volunteers, who are now effectively eliminated from the SEC East title race unless they can pull...
  • The step-by-step process of how the words 'corruption' and 'fraud' came to college basketball

    09/29/2017 1:26:48 PM PDT · by C19fan · 3 replies
    ESPN ^ | September 29, 2017 | Mark Schlabach
    The FBI announced Tuesday that 10 people, including four college basketball assistant coaches, were arrested as part of a two-year investigation into bribes and other corruption in the sport. Assistant coaches from Arizona, Auburn, Louisville, Miami, Oklahoma State and USC were implicated in the investigation, and on Wednesday, Louisville announced that athletic director Tom Jurich and longtime basketball coach Rick Pitino have been placed on administrative leave.
  • Meet the 18 key figures in the FBI’s college basketball corruption probe, for now

    09/27/2017 4:38:18 PM PDT · by The_Media_never_lie · 38 replies
    SBNation ^ | Sep 27, 2017, 8:46am EDT | by Jason Kirk and Ricky O'Donnell
    The FBI’s investigation into college basketball corruption has already turned up several big names, including assistant coaches at prominent programs and apparel company representatives. The charges brought by federal prosecutors on Tuesday revolve around alleged bribery and fraud schemes. Here are the most important names and entities to know after the initial wave of charges and complaints. This will be updated as we learn more.
  • Jackson (Mississippi) NAACP to ask high school, college players to take a knee

    09/27/2017 10:57:10 AM PDT · by abb · 40 replies
    WAPT TV16 ^ | September 26, 2017 | Scott Simmons
    JACKSON, Miss. — The Jackson chapter of the NAACP plans to ask local high school and college football players to take a knee at their next game, leaders said Tuesday. President Donald Trump on Sunday called for fans to boycott NFL games unless the league takes action against players who choose to kneel during the national anthem. Advertisement Following a weekend of kneeling and protesting across the NFL, the Cowboys and their owner displayed their own version of unity Monday night by kneeling on the field before rising as a group before the playing of the national anthem. Jackson State...
  • N.C.A.A. Coaches and Adidas Official Face Bribery Charges

    09/26/2017 9:36:04 AM PDT · by abb · 27 replies
    The New York Times ^ | September 26, 2017 | MARC TRACY and VICTOR MATHER
    Ten people involved with the highest echelon of college basketball, including four assistant coaches and a senior executive at Adidas, are facing federal bribery, fraud and other corruption charges, prosecutors in Manhattan announced on Tuesday. The United States attorney for the Southern District of New York said in a statement that since 2015 the F.B.I. and federal prosecutors have been investigating “the criminal influence of money on coaches and student-athletes who participate in intercollegiate basketball governed by the N.C.A.A.” The investigation has revealed “numerous instances” of bribes paid by athlete advisers, among others, to assistant coaches and sometimes directly to...
  • 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...
  • LOOK: Was UCLA's game-winning TD pass vs. Texas A&M actually incomplete?

    09/04/2017 12:42:58 PM PDT · by Michael.SF. · 43 replies
    Yahoo news ^ | Sept. 4, 2017 | Ben Kercheval
    The referees never reviewed the game-winning touchdown pass thrown by UCLA star quarterback Josh Rosen to complete a historic comeback and erase a 34-point deficit against Texas A&M on Sunday night. Perhaps they should have done so:
  • Hugh Freeze resigns from Ole Miss after 'misdial' call to escort service on school-issued phone

    07/21/2017 3:20:58 AM PDT · by C19fan · 42 replies
    Yahoo ^ | July 20, 2017 | Pat Forde
    In a stunning turn of events, Hugh Freeze has resigned from Ole Miss. The move comes after the school found at least one call from the coach to an escort service on his school-issued cell phone. Athletic director Ross Bjork said the initial phone call originally was “attributed to a misdial.” But further vetting of Freeze’s phone records disclosed a “pattern of conduct” that led the school administration to confront Freeze this week. Bjork said he and school administrators spoke to Freeze Wednesday night.
  • 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...

    07/15/2017 2:51:19 AM PDT · by buckalfa · 44 replies
    Eleven Warriors ^ | JULY 14, 2017 | D.J. BYRNES
    Former Ohio State consensus All-American linebacker and current FOX Sports college football analyst Chris Spielman filed a class action lawsuit Friday against the university to block the usage of player images for promotional purposes. The suit alleges unfair usage images for financial gain. It also names Nike, Honda, and the IMG Sports Radio Network. “I personally do not have a financial interest in the outcome of the banner program as my share in any recovery will be donated directly to the athletic department of The Ohio State University," Spielman said in a statement. “My concern is about the exploitation of...
  • NCAA suspends Rick Pitino for five ACC games following sex scandal probe

    06/15/2017 11:23:43 AM PDT · by C19fan · 9 replies
    SI ^ | June 15, 2017 | Scooby Axson
    The NCAA suspended University of Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino for the first five Atlantic Coast Conference games next season following an investigation into the program's basketball escorts case. Pitino's suspension is just one penalty levied against the program, which was put on probation. Former staffer Andre McGee was hit with a 10-year show cause penalty after the NCAA said Pitino failed to monitor McGee, a former director of basketball operations at Louisville.
  • Authorities identify seven people who threatened referee after Kentucky's NCAA tourney loss

    05/28/2017 1:14:15 PM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 24 replies
    Yahoo ^ | May 27, 2017 | Jeff Eisenberg
    A two-month investigation by a Nebraska prosecutor has identified seven people who threatened referee John Higgins after Kentucky’s 75-73 NCAA tournament loss to North Carolina last March. Those seven people could eventually face charges from the FBI or authorities in their jurisdictions, Sarpy County Attorney Lee Polikov told the Associated Press on Friday. “Based on the investigation’s findings, our office has determined that no local charges will be filed and that pursuit of any criminal charges would be best served by deferring to authorities in the appropriate jurisdictions,” Polikov said in a statement. Kentucky coach John Calipari incited a firestorm...
  • North Carolina lawmakers threaten UNC’s, NC State’s ACC membership if league boycotts state

    04/12/2017 1:06:29 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 5 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 12 April 2017 | Matt Fortuna,
    North Carolina lawmakers filed a bill on Monday that would pull North Carolina and NC State from the Atlantic Coast Conference if the conference boycotted the state again amid the fallout of House Bill 2. House Bill 728 says that if a college conference boycotts North Carolina, then state schools that are a part of that conference would be prohibited from extending the grant of media rights to that conference. The ACC and NCAA had pulled championship events out of North Carolina until HB2 — known as the “bathroom bill” — was repealed. The bill, which was widely decried as...
  • Maryland president thinks UNC will receive death penalty for academic fraud

    04/12/2017 8:01:55 AM PDT · by safetysign · 24 replies ^ | 04/11/2017 | wire
    University of Maryland President Wallace Loh says he thinks the NCAA's current investigation into former conference rival North Carolina would lead to a shutdown of athletic programs at the university. Loh made the comments last week during a Maryland senate meeting last week.
  • LaVar Ball on UCLA losing in March Madness: 'You can't win no championship with 3 white guys'

    04/08/2017 4:04:32 AM PDT · by Enchante · 55 replies
    Business Insider UK ^ | Emmett Knowlton
    "Realistically you can't win no championship with three white guys because the foot speed is too slow," LaVar told The Orange County Register on Thursday. "I told Lonzo, 'One of these games you might need to go for 30 or 40 points.' It turned out that was the one game. Then once they get to the Elite 8, they're right there." This season, UCLA started three white players: TJ Leaf, Bryce Alford, and Thomas Welsh.
  • CAROLINA: A stick in the eye to the NCAA

    04/03/2017 9:20:48 PM PDT · by Hatteras · 43 replies
    umm.... me? ^ | now | Me
    For the biology-challenged NCAA, you can take the tournaments out of North Carolina but the best college basketball programs in America still call Tobacco Road home.