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Mark Emmert’s press conference at the Final Four was a disaster

April 5, 2013
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Mark Emmert’s press conference at the Final Four was a disaster

The press conference the NCAA held on Thursday in Atlanta before the Men’s Basketball Final Four was not a good one.  NCAA President Mark Emmert was agitated and it seems he has been reading all of his press clippings.  He took time during the press conference to single out Dennis Dodd of CBS Sports and…

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The day that was: Auburn fires back at Selena Roberts report, ESPN’s synthetic marijuana investigation

April 5, 2013
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The day that was: Auburn fires back at Selena Roberts report, ESPN’s synthetic marijuana investigation

After two scathing reports in as many days with allegations of wrongdoing at Auburn University, Athletics Director Jay Jacobs and former head football coach Gene Chizikon Thursday vehemently disputed those reports, which included claims of NCAA violations and failed drugs tests by its players. The first story was posted online Wednesday on Roopstigo.comand alleged Auburn committed academic fraud,…

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Auburn paid players and changed grades, per report

April 4, 2013
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Auburn paid players and changed grades, per report

Auburn’s football program is facing blockbuster allegations of paying players, racism, and changing grades to keep players eligible after a website story on Wednesday. It was posted on Roopstigo.com by Selena Roberts, a former senior writer at Sports Illustrated and former columnist at the New York Times. You can read the full version by clicking HERE. In March 2011,…

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Auburn’s Tainted Title

April 4, 2013
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Auburn’s Tainted Title

Her calls went straight to voicemail. Her texts went unreturned. By mid-morning on March 11, 2011, the mother of Auburn University star safety Mike McNeil felt the shudder of a parental alarm go off in her mind. Where was Melodie Campbell’s son? His college roommates hadn’t seen him. He was absent from team workouts. He…

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Jim Litke: NCAA knows ‘lack of institutional control’

February 20, 2013
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Jim Litke: NCAA knows ‘lack of institutional control’

The folks at the NCAA finally got around to charging the University of Miami with a lack of institutional control, and if there’s one thing you can be confident they still know something about, that’s it. No phrase better describes the way the NCAA has gone about its business during the brief tenure of President…

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8 former Oregon Ducks round out Chip Kelly’s Philadelphia Eagles’ staff

February 12, 2013
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8 former Oregon Ducks round out Chip Kelly’s Philadelphia Eagles’ staff

Eight Ducks have followed former Oregon head coach Chip Kelly from Eugene to Philadelphia for positions on his first NFL staff. Beyond Jerry Azzinaro, the Ducks’ defensive line coach who will oversee the same unit in Philadelphia as well as serve as assistant head coach, the other Ducks-turned-Eagles are: Greg Austin (graduate assistant to offensive…

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New NCAA rules will turn college recruiting into “the wild, wild West”

February 8, 2013
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New NCAA rules will turn college recruiting into “the wild, wild West”

If you think it’s bad now, just wait. If you think college football recruiting has become too big and too time-consuming and too insanely excessive, just wait. If you think 17-year-old high school football players have become too self-important, too entitled and too overindulged, just wait. If you think confused recruits committing, decommitting and recommitting…

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Get a sneak peek of Alabama’s new $9.1 million weight room

February 5, 2013
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Get a sneak peek of Alabama’s new $9.1 million weight room

It’s not hard to understand how the University of Alabama is one the premiere college football programs in the country. With three BCS national championships in the past four seasons, the school has become a regular football factory when it comes to producing top notch talent. Now, we get a look at the school’s new ‘factory’ floor after Crimson…

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Super Bowl players and coaches debate and discuss Obama’s take on football

January 29, 2013
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Super Bowl players and coaches debate and discuss Obama’s take on football

While San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh went comedic when asked about President Obama’s recent assertion that he’d have to “think long and hard” before letting his son play football, if he had a son. The concerns about football’s violence, and the aftereffects of that violence, have been more and more wide-ranging in the last few…

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Kaepernick delivers, 49ers beat Packers 45-31

January 14, 2013
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Kaepernick delivers, 49ers beat Packers 45-31

The unproven kid thoroughly beat the former Super Bowl champion and reigning MVP. With a strong arm that allowed him to pick the Packers apart from the pocket and speedy legs that helped him break free for big gains, Colin Kaepernick did a little bit of everything in a record-setting, sensational playoff debut – and Aaron Rodgers just couldn’t…

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