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Bama Hammer

Alabama Football: Former Tide players ready for breakthrough NFL seasons

Alabama football has placed 77 players in the NFL since head coach Nick Saban took over the helm. Below are four former defensive players looking to make an impact during this upcoming NFL season. Alabama football has produced defensive stalwarts such as three-time Pro Bowl linebacker C.J. Mosley, two-time Pro Bowl and All-Pro safety Landon […] Alabama Football: Former Tide players ready for breakthrough NFL seasons - Bama Hammer - Bama Hammer - An Alabama Crimson Tide Community - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

Arizona Daily Star

Letter: No reward for mediocre teams

Re: the June 5 article "Pac-12 will require six wins for bowl game."

Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician

Syracuse sure could’ve used new NCAA redshirt rule last year...

The NCAA makes a change for the better, albeit not in time to benefit the Orange’s 2017 season. As you may have heard already the NCAA actually went and made some positive changes this week — maybe even three of them, in fact! It’s a banner day for overwrought bureaucracy. The big things you’ll want to know: Division I teams can’t limit where players are allowed to transfer (though conferences still can choose to). We covered this months back. Football players can now participate in up to four games without burning a redshirt. Pre-determined conference bowl ties based on recent...

State of The U

Games We Love: 1991 Cotton Bowl

The peak of Miami’s swagger might have come in a season where Miami didn’t even claim a national title (until now, bahahahah). The 1990 Miami Hurricanes were arguably one of the most talented teams in school history to not win a championship. Led by Craig Erickson, Stephen McGuire, Leonard Conley, Leon Searcy, Randall Hill, and Lamar Thomas, the 1990 Hurricanes followed up a national championship season (in which Miami averaged an insane 454 yards per game) with another impressive performance. After dropping a season-opening shocker against Ty Detmer and the BYU Cougars in Provo, the...

South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Deal for bowl game at Wrigley Field close — ACC the likely opponent for Big Ten, sources say

The Cubs have made significant progress toward the creation of a Wrigley Field bowl game and are close to nailing down a title sponsor and media partner, according to sources. They hope to have the process wrapped up by the end of June for an annual game that would begin in 2020. But a key facet...

Roll 'Bama Roll

RBR Question of the Day: The worst you ever saw?

The unwatchable 2000 Iron Bowl remains a program low-point. It should have been different. Alabama wasn’t as bad as the record indicated. It was the first Iron Bowl to ever be played in Bryant-Denny and the first in almost a century to be played in Tuscaloosa. The 18th ranked Auburn Tigers weren’t exactly a world-beater. They had a stout defense, but as was Tubby’s want, the Barn had a helluva time trying to put points on the board. It was an Auburn offense that had one offensive threat, future NY Giant Rudi Johnson. Surely, a talented defensive front could muster enough stops in the...

State of The U

Miami Hurricanes Games That We Love: 1993 vs Colorado

Both highly-rated squads had eyes on a national title, and while neither made it that far, they still offered up a game (and a brawl) for the ages. The 1993 season was not one of the most remarkable seasons in Miami lore, as the Canes would finish that year 9-3, finishing 2nd in the Big East Conference and ending the season by getting trounced by Arizona 29-0 in the Fiesta Bowl. Miami did finish ranked 15th in the polls however, and like nearly every season under Dennis Erickson, the Canes were in the National Championship conversation at some point in the season (if not at the end). The...

Roll 'Bama Roll

Jumbo Package: Fancy a bowl trip to Myrtle Beach?

Bowl game expansion is on the horizon. Want a low-key affordable winter vacation or bachelor party destination? Might we suggest the Myrtle Beach Bowl? That possibility is about to become a reality: Chicago and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, are “near locks” to be host cities for two of the new bowl games. The Chicago Bowl will reportedly be played at Wrigley Field and feature a Big Ten vs. ACC matchup, while the Myrtle Beach game is expected to have conference tie-ins with either Conference USA, the Sun Belt or the Mid-American Conference. The third bowl reportedly remains a...

Plain Dealer

Pandel Savic, the quarterback of Ohio State's 1950 Rose Bowl championship team, dead at 92

Former Ohio State quarterback Pandel Savic, who led the Buckeyes to their first Rose Bowl win, passed away at the age of 92.

Duke Basketball Report

Season’s End: Duke Baseball Falls To Texas Tech, 6-2

Duke’s season is over but what a run they had. Every great run in sports has a beginning. For the Duke men’s basketball team, after five national championships and 11 trips to the Final Four under head coach Mike Krzyzewski, many fans forget that after three years Coach K’s record in Durham was 38-47. The following two years Duke made the NCAA tournament, only to lose it’s first game. In football, Duke head coach David Cutcliffe has managed to turn the program around, taking Duke to five bowl games in the last six years. Making a bowl game was considered a first step in the right...

SportsDay

Which local coach has the toughest job next season? Matt Rhule, Lincoln Riley or Kliff Kingsbury?

The "SportsDay writers roundtable" is a weekly chat between The Dallas Morning News' college football writers, columnists, and contributors. The chat is moderated by assistant sports editor Scott Bell.Which local coach has the toughest job next season?Adam Grosbard: I think it's still Matt Rhule. Baylor's still very young and not very deep. Charlie Brewer is still growing as a quarterback and doesn't have a ton of weapons at his disposal. I don't expect another 1-11 disaster, but Baylor's roster isn't ready for bowl eligibility just yet. If Rhule can somehow pull a bowl game out of his hat,...

Bama Hammer

SEC football could set a bowl game record in ’18, but Nick Saban knows better

Every SEC football team except Ole Miss could go bowling in 2018-19 but Nick Saban has the best idea for determining bowl eligibility. Thanks to Nick Saban, Alabama football fans have a different perspective on bowl games than fans of most other schools. Many other schools worry about qualifying for a bowl game. Even most […] SEC football could set a bowl game record in ’18, but Nick Saban knows better - Bama Hammer - Bama Hammer - An Alabama Crimson Tide Community - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

The Salt Lake Tribune

Kragthorpe: Ten years later, the ‘08 Utes remain known for talent, toughness and 13 wins, including Alabama

The University of Utah’s road to the Sugar Bowl began in San Diego, a year before and nearly 2,000 miles away.

Diehards

ESPN: Texas No. 15 among most promising teams through 2020 season

Tom Herman’s debut season at Texas capped with a bowl win and ultaimtely, a two-win improvement over Charlie Strong’s final effort on the Forty Acres. 7-6, however, is still a handful of wins away from the standard expected in Austin, but the future could prove to be much brighter than the past several seasons. That […] The post ESPN: Texas No. 15 among most promising teams through 2020 season appeared first on Diehards.

Diehards

‘Is my horse a guy?’: SI follows former Arizona tight end Rob Gronkowski to Belmont Stakes

Even with his massive frame, Rob Gronkowski’s personality outshines his actual size. There was “Yo soy fiesta.” There was the dancing after a Super Bowl loss. Count his appearance in Wrestlemania 33, too. The list is really, really long. We’re not here to rehash, though, because the burly, touchdown-catching, ball-spiking tight end crossed over to the world […] The post ‘Is my horse a guy?’: SI follows former Arizona tight end Rob Gronkowski to Belmont Stakes appeared first on Diehards.

The Smoking Musket

SKYSHIELD 3: Special teams lifts Skyler Howard and the Obic Seagulls to Pearl Bowl berth

The Seagulls will compete for the Pearl Bowl championship for the second straight year. Skyler Howard and YOUR Obic Seagulls returned to action in the wee hours of the morning on the east coast, as they took on the Lixil Deers with a spot in the Pearl Bowl final on the line. The Seagulls offense struggled for the largest part of the game, but was bailed out by an outstanding performance by their special teams. Obic opened up a 10-0 lead midway through the second quarter off a 77-yard punt return by wide receiver Yuki Ikei. Minutes later, former Colorado Buffalos linebacker...

The Champaign Room

Revisiting the Illini’s bitter past with NCAA scandals: Part I, The History

The Big Ten and NCAA deal death blows to Illini Football; Deon Thomas’ recruitment brings unwanted attention to Champaign Steven Godfrey’s riveting account of the Ole Miss scandal and the weird FBI probe into college basketball inspired us to take a look back at the times the Illini found themselves in the NCAA’s crosshairs. Past Illini Scandals The crippling 1960s Slush Fund Scandal In the 1960s, the Illini had re-emerged as a force in football, winning the 1964 Rose Bowl. Then, in 1966, Illini basketball was off to a promising start, after beating Kentucky in Lexington, and on its...

Canes Warning

Is Miami football alum Calais Campbell NFL’s Kevin Durant?

Miami football alum Calais Campbell finished second in the NFL Defensive Player of the Year voting in 2017. CBSSports.Com recently posed the question of which “Star players who could be NFL’s version of Kevin Durant for these 10 Super Bowl contenders.” Campbell likely isn’t going anywhere after signing a four-year $60 million contract with the […] Is Miami football alum Calais Campbell NFL’s Kevin Durant? - Canes Warning - Canes Warning - A Miami Hurricanes blog

Diehards

Texas Tech projected to struggle making bowl game in 2018 by S&P+

Advanced stats aren’t high on Texas Tech football heading into the 2018 season. The latest S&P+ win projections from SB Nation’s Bill Connelly have the Red Raiders winning 5.9 games in the regular season, right on the cusp of the six wins needed for bowl eligibility. The analytics system favors Texas Tech in five games […] The post Texas Tech projected to struggle making bowl game in 2018 by S&P+ appeared first on Diehards.

Burnt Orange Nation

LOOK: Breckyn Hager seems ready to face Kyler Murray in the Cotton Bowl

The senior defensive end is just as fiery as ever. With this week’s news that Oklahoma Sooners quarterback Kyler Murray will make nearly $5 million in guaranteed money from the Oakland Athletics and still play football this fall, Texas Longhorns defensive end Breckyn Hager apparently had Murray on his mind on Friday: @kyler1murray A post shared by Breckyn (@breckyn44) on Jun 8, 2018 at 10:10am PDT There’s no particular rivalry between the two players other than that between the two teams, which will meet on October 6 for the annual grudge match at the Cotton Bowl. Murray is...

State of The U

Miami Hurricanes Games We Love: 80s region recap and voting

You’ve relived the games. Now tell us which is your favorite Over the last 4 days, we’ve recounted the Miami Hurricanes Games We Love from the 1980s. In case you missed any of those pieces here you are: Game 1: 1984 Orange Bowl win over Nebraska (CHAMPIONSHIIIIIIP!!!) Game 2: 1985 win vs Oklahoma Game 3: 1987 win vs South Carolina Game 4: 1988 win vs Michigan Game 5: 1988 win vs LSU Game 6: 1986 win vs Oklahoma Game 7: 1988 Orange Bowl win vs Oklahoma (CHAMPIONSHIIIIIIP!!!) Now that you know the first set of the Games We Love, it’s time to tell us which one you love most. So, vote...

Diehards

Bleacher Report ranks Texas-USC among most anticipated rematches of 2018 season

The 2006 Rose Bowl National Championship still stands as arguably the greatest game in college football history, yet more than an entire decade came and went before the Texas Longhorns and USC Trojons shared the same field once again. The 2017 installment didn’t disappoint.  What was widely expected to be a blowout in favor of […] The post Bleacher Report ranks Texas-USC among most anticipated rematches of 2018 season appeared first on Diehards.

State of The U

What If Butch Davis Would’ve Stayed At Miami?

Just as he had Miami in the right direction, Butch was gone. Six crazy years at Miami for Butch Davis, filled with dealing with NCAA punishment, but also filled with the turnaround of the University of Miami. After a successful 2000 season, in which Davis led the Canes to an 11-1 record and a victory in the Sugar Bowl. The sky was the absolute limit following that season for Davis’ future at Miami, but after the 2000 campaign, Butch left to coach the Cleveland Browns. Now, 17 years have passed since Davis left, and you’re to wonder some days, what if Butch never left Miami? Granted,...

DeseretNews.com

Mountain West Conference reportedly losing Las Vegas Bowl tie-in

The Mountain West Conference is losing its tie-in with the Las Vegas Bowl in 2020 in favor of a Power 5 conference

Arizona Daily Star

Arizona Bowl sets date, kickoff time

The game will lead up to the CFP national semifinal games.

Bruins Nation

Tailgating UCLA Style: Getting Started

Whether your a veteran tailgater or a newbie, it’s never too early to get prepared! We’ve hit that time of year where sports are really winding down. Softball is over, baseball is wrapping up, and the NBA and NHL are about to crown champions as well. So what do we do until September? Get ready to tailgate! I have to say that having season tickets at the Rose Bowl for several years now has been a great experience. Sure, coaches have infuriated me and I’ve seen anything from a complete shellacking to the absolutely incredible comeback win against Texas A&M last year. But despite what...

Arizona Daily Star

Warner Bros. to release new Prince album in September

FILE - In this Feb. 4, 2007 file photo, Prince performs during halftime of the Super Bowl XLI football game in Miami. Warner Bros. Records has announced a new Prince album on what would have been the "Purple Rain" megastar's…

Hookem.com

Texas History: Counting down the 5 moments that shaped the Mack Brown Era: No. 4 Mack picks Colt

This fall marks the 20th anniversary of the Mack Brown Era starting at Texas. During that time Brown won 158 games, a national championship and a total of 10 bowl games.  But what are the five moments that of his 16 years at Texas that shaped his tenure? Over the next few days we’ll reveal […]

Wake Up, College Football: Alabama, Clemson dominate playoff

On the post-playoff episode of Wake Up, College Football, Ryan and Dan run down the playoff semis and their favorite bowl moments thus far.

2017 Outback Bowl: Florida Gators vs Iowa Football Hype [HD]

After an 8-4 regular season, the Gators will take on the Hawkeyes in Tampa on January 2nd! Florida will be looking to end the season with a win after losing its last two games against FSU and Alabama. This will no doubt be a defensive battle and whoever c