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Florida State fans might boycott College Gameday

With traditional powers Florida State and Notre Dame playing — both ranked in the top 10 of every college football poll — it makes sense that ESPN’s College Gameday would set up its stage in Tallahassee this weekend. But with more negative news surrounding frequently criticized FSU quarterback Jameis Winston, fans of the Seminoles are […]

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AJ McCarron doesn’t like being quoted directly by the evil and twisted media

Don’t you just hate it when your exact words are directly quoted verbatim by reporters and used in stories? AJ McCarron does. The former Alabama quarterback and current Cincinnati Bengals benchwarmer had some stern words for his former team in the week after its first loss of the season. In his weekly appearance on Tuscaloosa’s […]

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Phyllis lets Colin Cowturd hear it on Finebaum

When Alabama loses in football, the Paul Finebam show on the following Monday is destination radio. This loss to Ole Miss wasn’t as bad as the 2013 Iron Bowl aftermath, which melted Finebaum’s phone lines, not allowing anyone to call in and air their grievances. On top of the loss in general, ESPN radio host and […]

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Adam Zucker was ready for the call for the SEC on CBS

Adam Zucker has an enviable position, one he feels lucky to have. The CBS host made the leap to full-time host of SEC on CBS’ pregame, halftime and postgame coverage this season, replacing the erstwhile Tim Brando and appearing on many fans’ screens for the first time. But while he seems brand new to many, […]

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SEC Nation is off and running in its debut season

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — The Southeastern Conference has become so ubiquitous in today’s sports culture, it’s almost naive to attach cliches to it. SEC football is a religion, a bragging right, a divine passion, and a historic tradition, and is currently at its zenith as far as media exposure with the launch of the ESPN-run SEC […]

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Texas A&M’s punter is launching a terrific Heisman campaign

Move over Marcus Mariota, Amari Cooper, Bryce Petty. The people’s choice for the Heisman Trophy has never thrown a pass in college, he’s only punted for a stellar average of 42 yards-per-punt this season. Texas A&M’s Drew Kaser is a Heisman frontrunner, at least in his mind. With quarterback and teammate Kenny Hill getting all […]

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Adventures with Brady Hoke: A Michigan beat writer’s depressing tale

In the daily beat reporter business covering college football, the quality of your day is dependent on the responsiveness of your head coach. The sport has those who gift a reporter with quirks and quotes like Steve Spurrier and Les Miles. Others have to deal with coaches who would rather have a root canal than speak […]

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Manchester United fan quits job for Twitter, quits Twitter in five days

Twitter is a mysterious beast, filled with the trappings of normal society, with the luxury of it being mostly meaningless internet fodder. Some use the medium to break news, as newly founded tweeter @TotallyManU decided he wanted to do.  Deadspin chronicled his or her remarkable journey that should be told for generations to come. @TotallyManU wanted […]

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Georgia dropped a recruit because of their tweets

Twitter is a public space: A fact that many tweeters forget. In 2014, most high school football players are heavily active on social media and some use it better than others. Many highly touted recruits can use social media as a valuable PR machine, setting announcement dates and keeping their fans – and people that […]

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College football players want NCAA 15 back, too

The news that EA Sports would not release an NCAA football video game for 2014 was not surprising – considering the ongoing Ed O’Bannon trial concerning image and likeness – but it was disappointing. And it wasn’t just college football fans that were despondent, college football players were as well. CBS Sports’s Jon Solomon reported […]

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Nick Saban press conference maligned by heavy breathing

The SEC Media Days were almost over. Steve Spurrier and Les Miles had already spoken and Alabama coach Nick Saban was the biggest name still remaining on the docket. Saban arrived in his usual fanfare and his speech was off to a fine start, referencing the team’s progress and the upcoming season. Just as the […]

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Cupcake shop reports LeBron’s return to Cleveland

NBA free agency brings out the worst in all of us. Everyone is a source, everyone has sources, and those sources may or may not have heard something secondhand that is most definitely probably happening, maybe. The 2014 case of LeBron James being the worst example of speculative prognostication. While veteran reporters fully vet their sources and file […]

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And your Mr. July is Aaron Hernandez

The University of Florida football team has made some questionable decisions in the past few years. From missing out on a bowl game last season to forgetting how playing on offense works, even blocking a teammate, the on-field results have not been worthy of much acclaim. Maybe to promote the team and instill a little […]

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Jeopardy! contestants lack Big Ten knowledge

I’ll take “Trick Questions for 2000, Alex.” For many of us, the nightly Jeopardy! episode is the hope to guess a few Shakespeare-based questions correctly and hope for some sports categories. But for the three contestants, the sports category was their worst nightmare, a nuisance in place of botanical questions. Here’s the one they got […]

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