8:33 PM EDT, Mon July 28, 2014
Bucky's 5th Quarter 27 mins ago

2014 Big Ten Media Days: Illinois head coach Tim Beckman talks quarterback competition, expectations for 2014

The cure for many Midwest football fans' fevers started this weekend with NFL training camps begin and Big Ten media days Monday morning. Illinois head coach Tim Beckman took to the podium at the Hilton Chicago to discuss the tragic loss of former linemen Shawn Afryl, the Illini offense post-Nathan Scheelhaase and recruiting in Chicago. For more on the Illini, check out our cousins at The Champaign Room. THE MODERATOR: We're joined by Tim Beckman. Coach, opening comments. COACH BECKMAN: Before I get started talking about the Fighting Illini, I want to talk about a loss that we had this...
Bucky's 5th Quarter 33 mins ago

Wisconsin Badgers get Final Four rings

The Badgers received their Final Four rings on Monday. Upworthy says you won't believe how sweet they are. I'm sure Wisconsin's men's basketball team didn't necessarily get to pick the date it received its Final Four rings, but doing so on day one of Big Ten football media days seems to make a pretty awesome, bold statement. "Sure, your funny suits and photobombs are nice summertime activities, but we're out here getting rings." At least that's what I think. Regardless, the Badgers got their rings today, and they are sweet. Here are some pics for your enjoyment. Bo Ryan's ring. #Bling...
Double-T Nation 33 mins ago

Nic Shimonek to Transfer to Texas Tech

Iowa Hawkeye QB Nic Shimonek is set to walk-on and transfer to Texas Tech. Iowa's Nic Shimonek is all set to transfer to Texas Tech and walk-on after signing with the Hawkeyes as part of the 2013 class and redshirted last year.  Shimonek said that the pro-style offense wasn't suited to his strengths: It's because of the offense,'' Shimonek said Monday afternoon. "When I was at Mildred we ran a spread offense and I played that for four years. It's what I'm used to playing. "I don't back down from challenges,'' he said. "Logically, you have five years in college, and I didn't feel like...
The Smoking Musket 34 mins ago

Video: Big 12 Coaches Read Mean Tweets

College football coaches are heavily criticized on social media. Luckily, the coaches of the Big 12 have a good sense of humor and read some of the things people are saying about them on twitter.
BC Interruption 45 mins ago

Boston College Announces 2014 Football Homecoming And Spirit Days

Clemson game serves as backdrop for Hall of Fame induction and week-long programs by Student Affairs Boston College announced on Monday that its October 18th matchup against ACC rival Clemson will serve as the backdrop for its annual homecoming and spirit days celebration.  The game will mark the second consecutive homecoming game after the institution revived the practice last year for Army. The week intends to foster community and school spirit among the student body and its alumni.  There will be a homecoming dance on campus, and all alumni are invited to a pep rally and fireworks...
Rock M Nation 49 mins ago

AN OPEN LETTER FROM BRET BIELEMA

Setting the record straight on the dangers of up-tempo football. Dear college football fans, As many of you already know, there has been an ongoing conversation about the dangers of a new trend in our sport in which daredevil coaches convince their unknowing players to play the game of football at breakneck speeds. I mean it. These dudes are going so fast they're going to break their necks. Personally, I'm not going to stand for it. If coaches like my friend (also, enemy) to north Gary Pinkel continue to push football in this direction, we're going to live in a world where people can do...

More details emerge on DUI arrest of UGA LB Davin Bellamy

Athens-Clarke County police on Monday provided more details about the DUI and speeding arrest of University of Georgia linebacker Davin Bellamy early Saturday. Bellamy was clocked traveling at 52 mph in a 35-mph zone heading east on College Station Road in Athens at 2:58 a.m. when his 2001 Volvo was pulled over in the Kroger parking lot. read more
Bruins Nation 1 hour ago

The UCLA Athletics External Affairs Team Wants Season Ticket Holder Feedback

This afternoon, the Wooden Athletic Fund tweeted a request for feedback on the STH experience. Bruins Nation has never shied away from offering our thoughts and opinions. The following tweet was sent by the Wooden Athletic Fund this afternoon. The @UCLAAthletics External Affairs team just met to discuss how we can enhance the season ticket holder experience. Do you have any ideas?— Wooden Athletic Fund (@WoodenFund) July 28, 2014 This could be a very good thing. The fact that the Morgan Center appears to be actively seeking input is something I don't recall happening before. Of course,...
Dawg Sports 1 hour ago

SEC Position Group Rankings: Linebackers.

As part of our continuing effort to make these last few weeks before the beginning of football season pass just a little faster, SB Nation bloggers are ranking the SEC squads' various position groups from top to bottom. This week's focus is the linebackers, a at group which SEC squads have traditionally been very deep. This year is no different, as almost every school has multiple players with potential NFL futures, and a few (including the Georgia Bulldogs) bring back a lot of experience from 2013. You can find the full rankings over at Mississippi State site For Whom the Cowbell Tolls,...
Bucky's 5th Quarter 1 hour ago
2014 Big Ten Media Days: Melvin Gordon's Heisman Trophy run begins

2014 Big Ten Media Days: Melvin Gordon's Heisman Trophy run begins

Melvin Gordon won't be one to say so, but the star running back is in prime contention to bring Wisconsin its first Heisman Trophy since 1999. Ever since former athletic director Pat Richter hired Barry Alvarez as Wisconsin's head coach in 1990, the running back position has been a good one for the Badgers. Whether it was Brent Moss and Terrell Fletcher in the early 1990s, Ron Dayne in the late '90s, Michael Bennett and Anthony Davis in the early 2000s or the number of quality backs from then on, the position produced and can be held responsible for a large portion of the program's six...
Corn Nation 1 hour ago

Big Ten Media Days: Highlights Of Bo Pelini's Time In Front Of The Media

The Husker Head Coach talked about a myriad of things in the first day from Chicago. The entire group of Head Coaches and Commissioner Jim Delany got in front of the media at the Hilton in Chicago for Big Ten Media Days today. We will talk about what everyone else said later. However, for now, we'll discuss what Bo Pelini talked about. First off, here's the transcript from his initial press conference today: -------------- Opening Statement: Good to be back. I'm here for the next couple of days. Brought with me Ameer Abdullah, obviously a tremendous running back and a great example for...
VU Hoops 2 hours ago

Villanova Men's Basketball Summer Jam Reunion

A number of Villanova Basketball alumns are in town and reuniting. With Corey Fisher's wedding and this year's Summer Jam happening within days of each other the timing couldn't be better. Here are a few of the fun social media images from the VU Hoops Reunion. Things are shaping up well for Summer Jam!! Excited to see all the alums next week!! #NovaSummerJam14 pic.twitter.com/1HRhrBjTog — Jay Wright (@VUCoachJWright) July 22, 2014 A great group of former wildcats looking sharp at @hesavedabronx wedding!!! #novanation #family @NovaMBB pic.twitter.com/vz9r81GLnZ — Jay Wright...
Card Chronicle 2 hours ago

Jaylen Johnson Still Waiting On NCAA Clearance

Jaylen Johnson remains the lone member of Rick Pitino's 2014 recruiting class yet to receive NCAA clearance and yet to successfully enroll at U of L. Pitino stated earlier this month that Johnson was dealing with an academic issue that was the result of a recent consolidation of schools in his hometown, but added that the freshman-to-be would be "fine." The staff had hoped that the situation would be sorted out quickly and that Johnson would be on campus by July 15, but that has not happened. Incoming freshman Jaylen Johnson's status remains the same at #UofL as NCAA processes his info....
Bucky's 5th Quarter 2 hours ago

2014 Big Ten Media Days: Wisconsin's Rob Havenstein aiming for big season

Watch Rob Havenstein discuss how the offensive line will factor into Melvin Gordon's Heisman Trophy campaign, what Wisconsin's offense might look like in 2014 and much more at Big Ten media day. Entering his senior season, Wisconsin right tackle Rob Havenstein was a natural selection to represent the Badgers at Big Ten media days. Monday in Chicago, Havenstein appeared at the Hilton Chicago along with Melvin Gordon, Warren Herring and head coach Gary Andersen to discuss all things Wisconsin as fall camp approaches. As we've come to expect from UW linemen, Havenstein's well spoken and gives...
Bucky's 5th Quarter 2 hours ago

2014 Big Ten Media Days: Gary Andersen talks expectations for Wisconsin

Wisconsin's lack of proven wide receivers was a common thread at Big Ten media day, though Gary Andersen did his best to present the situation as an opportunity for several young players. CHICAGO -- Wisconsin's loss against Arizona State was a "let's get the pitchforks ready for the Pac-12 officials" game. The loss against Penn State was a flat-out disappointment. And the Capital One Bowl loss against South Carolina felt like, "Eh, the Badgers missed some opportunities." Even if Wisconsin registers a similar record to 2013's 9-4 mark, frustration might be evident. Badgers fans were spoiled...

Mixon's Lawyer, "Joe Has Done Nothing Wrong"

As we passed on from our Norman Police Department sources on Friday evening, Joe Mixon met with police investigators today. While the investigation is still ongoing, and will continue to be so for several days, we've not heard anything from Joe himself, and rightfully so I might add. Mixon's attorney, Kevin Finlay, did release a statement on Monday afternoon and, as all good defense attorneys do, proclaimed the running back's innocence. Finlay's statement is below. "This past Friday morning Joe Mixon found himself in a situation where he was subjected to both verbal and physical attacks from...
BC Interruption 2 hours ago
Boston College Football: Get To Know The Dudes - #32, RB Jonathan Hilliman

Boston College Football: Get To Know The Dudes - #32, RB Jonathan Hilliman

Could we have found the next star running back? Name: Jonathan Hilliman Number: #32 Position: Running Back Height: 6-foot-2 Weight: 210 lbs. Hometown: Westfield, NJ High School: St. Peters 2013 Stats (HS): Captured 2013 MaxPreps All-America honors ... earned all-State recognition ... captured Hudson County Player of the Year honors as a senior; earned All-Hudson County first-team selection ... earned 2013 All-Non-Public first-team honors as well as all-county first-team recognition ... became the school's first 2000-yard rusher; carried 216 times for 2,007 yards and 33 touchdowns as...
CougCenter 2 hours ago

Five things that you should know about Marcus Mason

Marcus Mason will be one of the players honored on the field before this year's Apple Cup as a senior on WSU's football team. Here's some stuff to know about him. Marcus Mason had a huge season last year for WSU catching balls at running back (F), but finds himself in stiff competition this year to get reps at the position. Let's get to know him a little better before the season begins. Vitals Name - Marcus MasonPosition - Running BackYear - SeniorHeight/weight - 5'9", 187 lbs.Hometown - Etiwanda, CA Things to know 1. Unheralded recruit - Like so many recruits brought in during the Paul...
Burnt Orange Nation 2 hours ago

Texas Longhorns offer 2016 QB Shane Buechele

Recruiting at the position in 2016 is starting to take shape. On the same day that potential Texas Longhorns quarterback target Shea Patterson decommitted from Arizona, the Horns extended a 2016 quarterback offer to Arlington Lamar's Shane Buechele: Just Received my 5th offer from the University of Texas! #HookEm — Shane Buechele (@BGShaneBuechele) July 28, 2014 The 6'2, 180-pound quarterback at Texas State 7-on-7 several weeks ago that he thought the Horns might be close to extending an offer after he worked out at a June summer camp and was also a visitor at the recent Under The...
Testudo Times 2 hours ago

Turtle Talk Tallies: Comments and recs report from the week of July 21

Pete Volk, say_al, and StealthTerp take home the commenting awards this week. Hope all is well from last week.  Your weekly countdown to college basketball is at 67 days. Anyway, here is this week's installment of Turtle Talk Tallies. Here are some general stats for the week: Total Comments were up 106% and Total Recs were up 110% from last week. SpinningGamera's Total Recs were down 7% from last week and his rec to comment ratio was up 464%. Total Comments - 1185 (>4) Commenter Total # of Comments Pete Volk 63 bshock 53 HughGR 44 RJ Bents 41 DJ ...

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