Bradley Beal: The Next Ray Allen?

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NBA prospect Bradley Beal is earning some high praise, and he hasn’t even done anything to deserve it, yet. Beal is considered, by most NBA scouts and draft analysts, to be a top five pick in this year’s NBA draft.

The highly rated shooting guard from the University of Florida has drawn comparisons to current NBA players, most notably: Eric Gordon and Ray Allen. [Read more…]

Breakdown of Potential Ohio State Head Football Coaching Candidates

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The NCAA is set to determine the fate of the Ohio State football program on August 12 and while no one knows exactly how hard the Committee on Infractions will come down on the Buckeyes, it is safe to say a number of sanctions are well within the realm of possibility.  Couple the upcoming hearing with the fact that Ohio State will be headed into the 2011-2012 season without their head coach of the past decade, their former starting quarterback headed to the NFL (CFL UFL?), and their No. 1 wide receiver, running back and starting offensive tackle gone for the first five games of the season and you have what we in the biz like to call uncertainty.

By: Jeff Beck

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Ohio State A.D. Gene Smith Discusses Jim Tressel Resignation (Video)

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The Ohio State Buckeyes are in the midst of a NCAA investigation. Its a scandal of epic proportions, that will rock the world of not just the Big Ten but college football at large. Today brought the expected but still huge news that Coach Jim Tressel is stepping down.

This prompted OSU Athletic Director Gene Smith to give a statement to the media. But this is no PR flak hand-crafted letter. He talked directly via video. His YouTube statement is embedded below.

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Ohio State head football coach Jim Tressel resigns

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The Ohio State University announced today via a press release that it has accepted the resignation of head football coach Jim Tressel.  Tressel who went 106-22 in his 10 years at the helm fought back tears this morning as he told his players he was stepping down, according to Doug Lesmerises of the Cleveland Plain Dealer.

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See the Oregon Ducks New BCS Title Game Uniforms (Photos, Videos)

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Yesterday Nike took the evolution of college football uniforms another quantum leap forward. The world’s leading sportswear concern unveiled its next generation of Nike Pro Combat uniforms and cleats that top collegiate teams University of Oregon, Boise State University, and University of Florida are expected to wear as they take the field in this season’s upcoming bowl games.

The Oregon Ducks will meet Cam Newton and the Auburn Tigers for the national championship on January

NFL players Ndamukong Suh (Detroit Lions), Clay Matthews (Green Bay Packers), Dwayne Bowe (Kansas City Chiefs), Felix Jones (Dallas Cowboys) and Steven Jackson (St. Louis Rams) were also on hand at iconic Cowboys Stadium (site of the next Super Bowl) to introduce the Nike Air Zoom Alpha Talon cleat and the 2011 Nike Pro Combat uniforms to several hundred guests and media.

“NIKE, Inc. is the leading, most innovative football company in the world and the top choice of football athletes at every level,” said Kris Aman, Vice President of Athletic Training. “Our success is based on creating breakthrough products and experiences unmatched in our industry, helping write the next chapter for Nike Football.”

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Desmond Howard MCs Nike Uniform Unveiling in Cowboys Stadium (Videos)

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Last week, Nike took the evolution of college football uniforms another quantum leap forward. The world’s leading sportswear concern unveiled its next generation of Nike Pro Combat uniforms and cleats that top collegiate teams University of Oregon, Boise State University, and University of Florida are expected to wear as they take the field in this season’s upcoming bowl games.

NFL players Ndamukong Suh (Detroit Lions), Clay Matthews (Green Bay Packers), Dwayne Bowe (Kansas City Chiefs), Felix Jones (Dallas Cowboys) and Steven Jackson (St. Louis Rams) were also on hand at iconic Cowboys Stadium (site of the next Super Bowl) to introduce the Nike Air Zoom Alpha Talon cleat and the 2011 Nike Pro Combat uniforms to several hundred guests and media.

“NIKE, Inc. is the leading, most innovative football company in the world and the top choice of football athletes at every level,” said Kris Aman, Vice President of Athletic Training. “Our success is based on creating breakthrough products and experiences unmatched in our industry, helping write the next chapter for Nike Football.”

The event was MCed by Michigan Wolverines icon Desmond Howard. The current ESPN analyst is one of only four players to win both the Heisman Trophy and Super Bowl MVP; Roger Staubach, Jim Plunkett, and Marcus Allen are the others.) Howard was famous for his “Heisman pose” in his final regular season at UM.

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Check out TCU’s New Nike Rose Bowl Uniforms (Video & Photos)

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Yesterday Nike took the evolution of college football uniforms another quantum leap forward. The Pacific Northwest based sportswear corporation unveiled its next generation of Nike Pro Combat uniforms and cleats that top collegiate teams University of Oregon, Boise State University, and University of Florida are expected to wear as they take the field in this season’s upcoming bowl games.

Texas Christian University (TCU) will be debuting the new Air Zoom Alpha Talon cleat with a new version of their current 2010 Nike Pro Combat Uniform in Pasadena, California, January 1, 2011 when they take on the Wisconsin Badgers in the Rose Bowl.

Take a closer look and notice the scales (you know like Frogs have) on the numbers and pants.

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