Clay Travis

A Guide to the Best Spring Football Storylines

April 5, 2013
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A Guide to the Best Spring Football Storylines

When it comes to spring, everyone is dialed in to his own team and respective position battles. Folks at Florida State are wondering who is going to win the three-man derby at quarterback. Nebraska fans are wondering what Bo Pelini’s plan is for fixing the defense. USC fans wonder how the switch from the Tampa-2…

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Why USC AD Pat Haden Is Worried about the O’Bannon Anti-Trust Suit

April 3, 2013
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Why USC AD Pat Haden Is Worried about the O’Bannon Anti-Trust Suit

The compensation formula for collegiate athletes is deeply flawed, and the entire system could drastically change in the not-too-distant future based on one court ruling. The business model, which has banked on amateurism staying constant, could very well be turned on its side.  Most importantly, no one’s really quite really sure what to do next. There’s an…

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April brings renewal, big questions as spring ball kicks into high gear

April 2, 2013
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April brings renewal, big questions as spring ball kicks into high gear

A year ago today, Arkansas’ coach chose to ride a motorcycle down a country road near Fayetteville without a helmet and with a woman who was not his wife. There have been bigger April Fools, but the list has to be a short one. Smack in the middle of spring practice, more than the fortunes of the coach…

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Bret Bielema Should Wait Until the Season to Take Shots at Nick Saban

April 1, 2013
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Bret Bielema Should Wait Until the Season to Take Shots at Nick Saban

Speaking to a crowd at the Saline County Razorback Club’s annual fish fry last week, Bielema put Alabama head coach Nick Saban in the crosshairs. “The reason the SEC is talked about all the time is one team, because of their dominance. But I didn’t come here to play Alabama. I came here to beat Alabama. You can…

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Michigan Dominates Florida to Reach the Final Four

April 1, 2013
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Michigan Dominates Florida to Reach the Final Four

In one of the more dominant performances of the NCAA tournament, Michigan defeated Florida by a score of 79-59 to advance to the Final Four. The first half was all about the Wolverines, as they were simply more prepared to play. They scored the first 13 points of the game, and they continued to pound…

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Florida Gulf Coast, other Sweet 16 teams thriving without highly touted recruits

March 27, 2013
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Florida Gulf Coast, other Sweet 16 teams thriving without highly touted recruits

Congratulations, Kaleb Tarczewski. You are the sole survivor of the college basketball freshman top 10. The Arizona center is the only member of the Rivals.com Class of 2012 top 10 still playing in this NCAA tournament. Not only that, he’s the only player to even win a game in this NCAA tournament. Five other top…

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Who Made Spring Break?

March 26, 2013
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Who Made Spring Break?

In 1958, Glendon Swarthout, an English professor at Michigan State University, overheard his students buzzing about their Easter-break trip to Fort Lauderdale. In that more-ecumenical era, students typically shuttled home to attend church services with their parents, but now word was spreading of another kind of spring break. Swarthout decided to tag along so that…

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NO EYE CONTACT! TIM TEBOW SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT POSTS LIST OF MEDIA RULES

March 22, 2013
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NO EYE CONTACT! TIM TEBOW SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT POSTS LIST OF MEDIA RULES

So, New York Jets quarterback (?) Tim Tebow had a speaking engagement at at Whataburger Field in Corpus Christi on Wednesday to talk about Tim Tebow-type stuff: Religion, and, um, other stuff tangentially related to religion, I guess is how you could put it. Media were allowed to attend Tebow’s speech, but a sign was…

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Johnny Manziel’s antics in Cabo continue; Texas A&M QB pictured holding a tequila bottle

March 15, 2013
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Johnny Manziel’s antics in Cabo continue; Texas A&M QB pictured holding a tequila bottle

It didn’t take Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel very long to attract even more attention to himself. Just two days after being accused of having a Texas Longhorns tattoo and hastily responding to fans on twitter, the 2012 Heisman Trophy was again photographed having a good time spring breaking in Cabo. This time, Manziel was pictured…

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The SEC’s best players heading into spring practice

March 12, 2013
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The SEC’s best players heading into spring practice

SDS has featured a series of the top returners by position heading into spring practice over the last week. We weren’t simply forecasting breakout stars or spring emerging players, but we’re ranking the known commodities in the league and how they compare heading into spring practice. Previous position rankings Quarterback Running Back Wide Receiver Offensive…

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