Ohio State once again Big Ten favorite, MSU not far behind


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Big Ten Media Days start tomorrow, as the season is now a month and change away.  The league actually does it much later than the other power conferences, so if you think this is too early, than you must really think the other leagues are insanely early. Over the weekend, the Big Ten released its preseason poll, and the usual favorite in Columbus, is once again expected to win it all. However, Michigan State is right up there as well. 

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VIDEO: Big 12 Commish Bob Bowlsby says cheating pays


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How did this story slip through the cracks this week? Listen to what Big 12 Conference Commissioner Bob Bowlsby said at Big 12 Media Days this week. I embedded the entire video below, but he basically said crime pays. Bowlsby said that cheating is done, it makes those who cheat better, and they get away with it.

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VIDEO: Jameis Winston says he’s learned from his mistakes


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Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston is many things: winner of the Heisman trophy, leader of the reigning national champions and former center of a sexual assault investigation. (And that’s before his petty larceny of crab legs) Yes, the same Jameis Winston who made waves last summer when he said he didn’t suffer from “Manziel Disease,” has dealt with his own off-the-field incidents and legal problems, a la Manziel. So winning the Heisman isn’t be the only thing Winston and Johnny Manziel have in common.

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Can the Washington Huskies win the Pac 12?


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Football season will soon be here and with it, time to look at some some of the power teams in the power conferences. Publications have already started previewing teams and conferences, as he was size up the favorites, sleepers and under dogs. Let’s take a look at the Pac 12 and the Washington Huskies.

How do the oddsmakers see them doing this year?

 

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LSU Football Season Preview: Les Miles EXTRAVAGANZA


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LSU football coach Les Miles just finished his time at the podium at SEC Media Days. Usually, he’s a lot more entertaining than he was today. He’s known for being press conference gold, but today he was rather vanilla. There weren’t any good jokes, and the only real unique topic of discussion was about the NFL Draft and how LSU football leads the nation in “three-and-dones.”

They lose more guys early than anyone. And although that’s definitely true, today’s session with Miles added nothing interesting to the narrative, and was essentially kind of pointless.

That said, let’s start the LSU football season preview

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Ole Miss football season starting soon


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A group of friends who graduated from college together can have a wonderful time at an alumni weekend celebration. Of course, loyal alumni must dress the part as they attend the festivities. Here are some of the most appealing outfits worn by individuals attending an entertaining alumni celebration.
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Mark Emmert makes desperate attempt to preserve NCAA model


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NCAA President Mark Emmert said yesterday thatr college athletes should receive “scholarships for life.” Emmert also told a United States Senate panel that scholarships should also cover the full cost of attending college, not just the basic needs. Well, it’s the correct thing to do. He’s finally showing movement, albeit very slowly, in the right direction.

Still, it’s too little, too late. The NCAA has a neo-plantation business model that is up to date with the 1950s.

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WR prospects picks Illini football over ND, OSU, UM, NU, OU


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Illini football coach Tim Beckman has not accomplished much in Champaign. That is not news. His 45-17 drubbing of Cincinnati was nice though, as the Bearcats were a really good team that went on to play in their conference championship. That game was Becks’ lone signature win in two years. Landing A.D. Miller would be his recruiting equivalent of that.

The 6’4″ wide receiver is the eleventh commit in the 2015 class, and he choose the Illini football program over Arizona State, Miami, Michigan, Oregon, Brigham Young, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Ohio State, and a bunch more.

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Deceased UCLA football player inspired brother to turn his life around


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AJ Pasquale has turned his life around, and it’s the memory of his brother Nick, a former UCLA football player, which provided the inspiration. Nick was killed in a car accident last year. Following Nick’s death, AJ quit his job at a marketing firm and began working for UCLA football, more specifically the school’s athletic department.

AJ was at a crossroads, and he could have crumbled in the face of tragedy like any of us would. Instead he began his life anew.

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Texas State Football Season Preview: Never too early


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It’s that time of year when this site shifts more into pop culture, media and entertainment mode. What did you think I did when there was no football and basketball? No hockey and no NBA means the beginning of the way too early college football previews.

We’re previewing 32 college teams just like in the NFL. We’ll start with some Texas State Football.

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South Florida Football Season Preview: Never too early


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It’s that time of year when this site shifts more into pop culture, media and entertainment mode. What did you think I did when there was no football and basketball? No hockey and no NBA means the beginning of the way too early college football previews.

We’re previewing 32 college teams just like in the NFL. We’ll start with some South Florida Football.

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ESPN Pres. John Skipper on what will become of big time college sports


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It’s actually been awhile since we’ve heard anything about the imminent revolution coming in college basketball and college football. There hasn’t been much publicity surrounding the unionization effort, CAPA, Northwestern football, Kain Colter etc. etc. Which is obviously a stark contrast from January-April when we heard about it incessantly.

Also we never heard from the man Sports Illustrated called the “4th most powerful person in sports,” John Skipper, President of ESPN on the matter. We do now, as a reporter recently asked him about the possible revolution taking place within college sports.

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