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The never ending RECRUITING debate

February 6, 2014
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Well college football programs and coaches wrapped up another signing class on February 5th. When you host a sports talk radio show in a state with two SEC schools, that are arch rivals, there’s constant static and noise. Bottom line, Ole Miss finished ahead of Mississippi State on every recruiting site. Now, what does that…

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After thrashing Riley Cooper, Stephen A. Smith & ESPN avoid Hugh Douglass affair

August 11, 2013
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After thrashing Riley Cooper, Stephen A. Smith & ESPN avoid Hugh Douglass affair   The next high-profile athlete contemplating making a tasteless remark — even a racial slur — should consider getting a part-time job at ESPN before flapping his yap. The ESPN gig won’t protect you from your own stupidity, or even losing your…

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Top-5 SEC QBs for 2013

May 4, 2013
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I threw out my Top-5 on the Out of Bounds show, ESPN 105.9 this week. Just like any ranking, this is fluid, and subject to change at any time day or night. Here we go…. 1) Johnny Football – Explosive, accurate, smart. And he’s gamer – JF thrives in the spotlight. 2) Aaron Murray –…

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CBS’ Tracy Wolfson: Horrific injury shows need for sideline reporters

April 5, 2013
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CBS’ Tracy Wolfson: Horrific injury shows need for sideline reporters

Tracy Wolfson was about four feet from Kevin Ware when the unthinkable happened Sunday afternoon. “I didn’t see the actual fall,” Wolfson said. “Everyone was watching the game. The fall isn’t what you’re looking at. I heard him when he hit the ground. I was probably one of the first people who realized what took…

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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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Eli Manning’s Ole Miss Lunch Spot

April 3, 2013
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Eli Manning’s Ole Miss Lunch Spot

When he was the star quarterback at Ole Miss, Eli Manning went to his favorite restaurant in Oxford with his family every Friday afternoon before games. Now that he’s a two-time Super Bowl MVP, “Easy” Eli still finds time to visit Ajax Diner, the down-home soul food restaurant with the Christmas tree lights on Courthouse Square. “He just gave…

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Oregon opens spring practice under Helfrich

April 3, 2013
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Oregon opens spring practice under Helfrich

The Oregon Ducks began spring practice Tuesday under new coach Mark Helfrich. The team’s former offensive coordinator, who was promoted to head coach in January after Chip Kelly left for the Philadelphia Eagles, called his first practice at the helm ”weird, at points.” Oregon is coming off a 12-1 season that was capped with a victory…

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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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Kevin Ware’s injury not the worst adversity Louisville coach Rick Pitino’s had to handle

April 2, 2013
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Kevin Ware’s injury not the worst adversity Louisville coach Rick Pitino’s had to handle

Kevin Ware did the hardest part. Lying on the court in what had to be immeasurable pain, bone jutting out of the skin below his knee, Ware exhorted his Louisville basketball teammates to win the Midwest Regional in his absence. That moment of wherewithal ranks among the most amazing things I’ve seen in a sporting…

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