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Bama Hammer

Alabama Football: 2019 season preview Week 14 versus Auburn

Auburn has had a tumultuous offseason filled with transfers and speculation about the future of their head coach, but a good showing against Alabama football could be just what Malzahn and company need to quiet the critics. The Iron Bowl is still the gold standard for college football rivalries. Other fans across the country try […] Alabama Football: 2019 season preview Week 14 versus Auburn - Bama Hammer - Bama Hammer - An Alabama Crimson Tide Community - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

The Salt Lake Tribune

BYU says new ESPN deal is imminent, but bowl agreements are extending the negotiations

Provo • BYU’s annual Football Media Day came and went Tuesday without any major announcements. However, the much-expected new contract extension with ESPN is still very much in the works, athletic director Tom Holmoe said in a pre-recorded statement that aired during the live broadcast entitled “State of the Program.”

Arizona Daily Star

US air quality is slipping after years of improvement

FILE - This combination of Dec. 13 and 17, 2018 photos shows the Utah State Capitol during clear and an inversion day in Salt Lake City. Inversions hover over Salt Lake City as cold, stagnant air settles in the bowl-shaped…

The Salt Lake Tribune

BYU to focus on QB’s health and the ESPN deal at its annual Football Media Day

Provo • How is quarterback Zach Wilson’s surgically repaired shoulder? Will BYU athletic director Tom Holmoe let coach Kalani Sitake begin his fourth season without a contract extension? And when will BYU and ESPN announce the renewal of their television deal and bowl agreements that expire at the end of the 2019 season?

State of The U

100 Greatest Plays In Miami History: #68-Najeh Davenport/Sebastian The Ibis Touchdown Against Florida 2001 Sugar Bowl

Najeh Davenport closed out the Gators in the 2001 Sugar Bowl, then Sebastian The Ibis decided to celebrate a little more. The 2000 Miami Hurricanes were one of the best teams in college football history not to win a National Championship. During the regular season, Butch Davis’ team went 10-1, and defeated the number-one ranked Seminoles and second-ranked Hokies along the way. Instead of playing for a title, Miami traveled to New Orleans to face off against the Gators in the Nokia Sugar Bowl. With the help of Ken Dorsey, Jeremy Shockey and the rest of the gang, the Hurricanes built a...

Arizona Daily Star

Bangladesh ready for West Indies barrage in World Cup

England's Jonny Bairstow ducks a bouncer from West Indies' Andre Russell during the Cricket World Cup match between England and West Indies at the Hampshire Bowl in Southampton, England, Friday, June 14, 2019.

Writing Illini

Illinois Football: An early look at the Illini offense in 2020

The Illinois football team is building their program into a contender in the Big Ten whether critics like it or not. The team that Lovie Smith and the coaching staff are building will be good. They will make bowl games and it wouldn’t shock me if they eventually crack the top 25 in the next […] Illinois Football: An early look at the Illini offense in 2020 - Writing Illini - Writing Illini - An Illinois Fighting Illini Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

The Champaign Room

TBT: What Hope Can a Past Sugar Bowl Bring?

Finding hope and comfort in a bowl of sucrose. Bowl games have been pretty few and far between in the recent history of Illinois Football. The last time the Illini attended bowl games in consecutive years was when the 2010 and 2011 teams made it, both qualifying with the bare minimum record of 6-6 (both would go on to win their final showdown). But stretching out before that time (and after) is a desert, far-reaching and barren, with very few bowl games breaking up the long line between sky and burnt earth. Your eyes see for miles, back to 1992 when the known desert ends. Over there’s...

State of The U

100 Greatest Plays In Miami History: #71-D.J. Williams Fake Punt Against FSU 2004 Orange Bowl

Miami decided to roll the dice in the 2004 Orange Bowl with a trick play, and it payed off. One of the most highly touted recruits ever to sign with the Hurricanes, D.J. Williams was a starter right when he stepped on the field in 2000 as a freshman. Though known primarily as a linebacker, Williams spent time as a fullback for the Canes during his career. His running ability would prove crucial when the Hurricanes met the Seminoles in the 2004 Orange Bowl. Miami had started the game slow, but fought back to take a fourth quarter lead. Trying to beat FSU for the second time that season,...


College football musings: On Aggie and Longhorn offseason hype, the Bru McCoy debacle and Big 12's biggest question mark

Chuck Carlton, Big 12 beat writer for SportsDayDFW.com and The Dallas Morning News, answered questions about the league in a recent live chat. Here are some highlights:Some folks at SI.com think Texas and Texas A&M are getting too much hype this offseason. Do you agree?Carlton: Probably. Although the same thing could be said for a lot of a teams. Hey, Texas was getting hype coming off five-win seasons under Charlie Strong. At least now the attention is rooted in a 10-win season and a Sugar Bowl win. That said, the defense has more than a few holes. With Texas A&M, the optimism surrounds the...

Block U

Looking at the Pac-12 future bowl lineup

It has been a discussion topic for the last couple of seasons, if not more, about the Pac-12 bowl tie-ins, and how they needed to get some much needed TLC. I mean, outside of the Rose Bowl, the overall body of the bowl lineup did leave a little to be desired. Brett McMurphy of Stadium outlined all of the Power 5 conference bowl lineups starting in the 2020 season, and I think the Pac-12 did make some improvements, but still has a ways to go. Of course, the Rose Bowl stays, but then the No. 2 bowl, like it is now is the Alamo Bowl against the Big 12. That’s a good bowl, with a good...


Phil Steele expects three local college football programs to win shares of conference titles this fall

Summer is here, and that means College football prediction season has arrived. One of the longest-running and most popular season preview magazines is Phil Steele's annual college football preview magazine. It hits newstands later this month, but we've gotten a sneak peek.As part of his magazine, he predicts the conference standings for all FBS conferences. He only takes a stab at bowl matchups for all 41 bowl games.This year, he predicts all nine of our area FBS colleges -- Texas, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, SMU, Baylor, TCU, North Texas, Oklahoma and Oklahoma State -- to participate in bowl...

VU Hoops

Wednesday’s Arizin: Championship Games

With the ultimate trophy on the line, which event would you want to be in attendance for? Happy Wednesday Nova Nation! Tonight is Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals between the Boston Bruins and the St. Louis Blues. In what’s been a very back and forth series, someone is finally walking away with a trophy tonight. Growing up I’d always heard that playoff hockey was the best thing in sports. You know, along with all the other “best things in sports” like the NCAA Tournament, the World Cup, the Super Bowl, etc. At the end of the day, championship games are just really exciting! ...

Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician

Get to Know Your Orange Man: #86, WR Trishton Jackson

We finally get an extended glimpse at the Michigan State transfer. Name: Trishton Jackson Position: Wide Receiver Year: (Redshirt) Junior Height: 6’1” Weight: 194 lbs. Hometown: West Bloomfield, Mich. High School: West Bloomfield 2018 stats: Jackson had to sit out the regular season for the Syracuse Orange, according to NCAA transfer rules. However, he was still eligible for the bowl game. He caught three passes for 27 yards and a touchdown in the Camping World Bowl win over West Virginia. 2019 projections: He’ll likely be able to pick up at least some of Jamal Custis’s targets,...

All for Tennessee

Tennessee football: Can Vols go 8-4 as 247sports reporter predicts?

One prediction for Tennessee football’s second season under Jeremy Pruitt has the Volunteers winning eight regular season games. Can they pull that off? Last week, there was an ESPN article suggesting Tennessee football could upset the Georgia Bulldogs. Two weeks before that, Sporting News predicted that the Vols would make a New Year’s Day bowl […] Tennessee football: Can Vols go 8-4 as 247sports reporter predicts? - All for Tennessee - All for Tennessee - A Tennessee Volunteers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Dawg Sports

Payne First Bulldog Elected to Hall of Fame

There are several Halls of Fame, and Georgia is usually well-represented. I mean, even Lars Tate is in the Citrus Bowl Hall of Fame. But we now have the first Georgia Bulldog elected to the World Golf Hall of Fame - and he didn’t even play golf. William Porter Payne was inducted to the World Golf Hall of Fame Monday evening, in a ceremony held in conjunction with the US Open to be played this week. His leadership as Chairman of Augusta National Golf Club from 2006-2017 has been lauded as visionary and instrumental in growing the game. And as he acknowledged in his acceptance speech,...

Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician

Ranking the ACC’s new bowl locations for 2020 and beyond

The ACC’s added some new bowls to the lineup. Which would we prefer to go to? We’ve heard bits and pieces of this news over the course of the offseason, but last week, Stadium’s Brett McMurphy reported college football’s new bowl tie-ins for 2020-25. That list includes some new tie-ins for the ACC, which will have an FBS-high 11 different bowl arrangements starting next year. Some of these locations are new, and others are old. And some are also better than others. So with that in mind, and assuming the Syracuse Orange can turn themselves into a perennial bowl contender, we wanted...

Burnt Orange Nation

Oddsmaker slots Texas as 20-point favorites in opener against Louisiana Tech

In 83 days, the Horns will open the season against an opponent that is widely considered overmatched. On Sunday, oddsmaker BetOnline.AG released point spreads for every college football game in Week 1 of the 2019 season, slotting the Texas Longhorns as 20-point favorites over the visiting Louisiana Tech Bulldogs. Set to kick off on Aug. 31 at 7 p.m. Central on Longhorn Network, the game will set the early narrative about whether Texas can build on its 10-win season and Sugar Bowl win over Georgia. The expectation is clearly for a comfortable victory by the Longhorns. At least the opponent...

Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician

Get to Know Your Orange Man: #89, TE Aaron Hackett

Let’s learn about one of the main tight ends for the Orange. Name: Aaron Hackett Position: Tight End Year: Junior Height: 6’3” Weight: 242 Hometown: Venice, Fla. High School: Venice High School 2018 stats: Hackett appeared in all 12 regular season games and the Camping World Bowl for the Syracuse Orange. He pulled in 4 passes for 43 yards, with a touchdown versus Pittsburgh. 2019 projections: Hackett and returning fullback/tight end Chris Elmore are the only tight ends with any previous snaps on the rosters. I’d expect to see a ton of Hackett on the field in 2019, but as to...

State of The U

100 Greatest Plays In Miami History: #76-Vince Wilfork Swallows Leon Washington In 2004 Orange Bowl

Vince Wilfork delivered a hit on Leon Washington in the 2004 Orange Bowl that Washington is still feeling. Vince Wilfork was without a doubt one of the most disruptive forces in Hurricanes history, as he held down the defensive tackle position from 2001 to 2003. His last year at Miami, 2003, was a special season for several reasons. One, because the Canes went 11-2, and second because UM was able defeat the Seminoles twice in one year. The first meeting came in Tallahassee in a 22-14 victory, and then the second occurred in the Orange Bowl. In that 16-14 Orange Bowl win, Wilfork...

The Salt Lake Tribune

Monson: Bowl tie-ins for Utah, BYU and USU are shifting, but opportunity will continue to depend on performance

Everybody knows there has been a proliferation of bowls in college football of late. The most recent count comes to 43 games, including the College Football Playoff, giving 80-plus teams an opportunity to play in the postseason, giving 7,140 scholarship athletes the reward of continuing to juggle busting their humps on the field with wrapping up their classwork and studying for finals, and168 head coaches the chance to brag about a successful season, earn contract bonuses and work their players for an additional 15 practices.


The Big 12 may only have 10 teams, but are 8 bowl partners enough for the conference?

Chuck Carlton, Big 12 beat writer for SportsDayDFW.com and The Dallas Morning News, answered questions about the league in a live chat Wednesday. Check out a full recap here.The Big 12 is sticking with eight bowl partners through 2025. Should they have added more?Carlton: Kind of hard when you almost certainly have just 10 members through 2025. Filling those slots will mean a large percentage of the league will be in the postseason. And if somehow the Big 12 has another bowl eligible team, there's usually an opening somewhere else. Look, keeping a lot of these were no-brainers, like the Sugar...

State of The U

Top 10 Canes Games At The Orange Bowl

From 1937 to 2007, the Orange Bowl was the home for the Miami Hurricanes. What were the best moments the Canes had at the OB? Something that’s so funny about us Hurricanes fans is that we spend a lot of time in the past, which is fine because Miami’s history is so rich. This isn't to say that we don’t pay close attention to the present and future, but we definitely love going back in time and revisiting old memories. Today, and I'm going to hit a soft spot with Hurricanes fans, I'm looking back at our beloved Orange Bowl. The OB, 1501 NW 3rd St, the home of UM football until 2007....

University of Memphis

Memphis Football Launches Courtesy Parking Lot Shuttles

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – The University of Memphis announced that complimentary shuttles will be provided before all home football games. Shuttles are free and will allow fans with limited mobility to visit different areas of the pregame festivities, including entrance gates on both the east and west sides of Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium.

The Champaign Room

TBT: The underdog Illini stole the show 20 years ago

Was the 1999 MicronPC.com Bowl game a coming out party for Kurt Kittner and the Illini? I remember it like it was yesterday. Well, sort of. This was the first NCAA Football game I watched as a kid. At 14, I didn’t have a huge interest in college football. I did have an interest in the Packers and Brett Favre, who had struck gold a couple years prior. Coming in to the 1999 MicronPC.com Bowl, the Illini were a two-point underdog against the Virginia Cavaliers and the total spread sat at 56.5. The Illini would lay waste to both those figures by the end of the evening. With both teams coming...

House of Sparky

ASU Best Teams: No. 7 1972-73 Football vs. No. 10 1976 Baseball

A Fiesta Bowl crown or Yet Another College World Series Appearance? We continue our best teams from ASU ever this summer with our next matchup. No. 5 No. 5 1962-63 MBB beat No. 12 2018-19 WBB in our last matchup. Now it’s No. 7 1972-73 Football vs. No. 10 1976 Baseball. Here’s the current bracket. No. 7 1972-73 Football Record: 10-2, Won Fiesta Bowl over Missouri 49-35, finished season ranked at No. 13 Head coach: Frank Kush Notable players: Danny White, Woody Green, Steve Holden The rundown: In legendary coach Frank Kush’s 15th season with ASU, the Sun Devils won...

Addicted To Quack

Quack 12 Podcast: Bye Bye Baseball

Man, I’m really sick of posting this same picture. We finally say goodbye to Coach Horton and Oregon Baseball. We also do a deep dive into the 1957 Rose Bowl season and have a generally good time talking about the Ducks!

Arizona Daily Star

After Pro Bowl season with Jets, Myers lands back in Seattle

Seattle Seahawks kicker Jason Myers holds a football, Thursday, June 6, 2019, at the team's NFL football training facility in Renton, Wash.

Zion Williamson Sends Duke-UNC Tickets Past Super Bowl LIII Prices

No. 1 Duke hosts No. 8 North Carolina on Wednesday night at Cameron Indoor Stadium and it looks like freshman Zion Williamson has fans in a frenzy. NESN.com's Rachel Holt explains how ticket prices have reached Super Bowl levels. For more: https://nesn.co

UNC vs. Duke: Preview & Predictions | The Dan Patrick Show | NBC Sports

Jay Bilas previews the Duke-UNC game, shares some of the celebrities that are expected, and details how the atmosphere is bigger than the Super Bowl. #NBCSports #TheDanPatrickShow #UNCvsDuke »

Deshaun Watson talks Clemson | Super Bowl Live

Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson joins our 'Super Bowl Live' analysts to discuss his experience transitioning to from the Clemson Tigers to the NFL.