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OU football: Sooners, Texas still planning on Red River Rivalry at Cotton Bowl, per report

OU and Texas are still planning on playing the 2020 Red River Rivalry game scheduled for Oct. 10 at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas, Texas, per a report from The Athletic's Nicole Auerbach.

Roll 'Bama Roll

All the Graphs from the 2018 Iron Bowl

Photo by Kevin C. Cox/ Efficiency and Explosiveness stats from this Iron Bowl .chartOuter { margin-bottom: 32px !important; } Not seeing any graphs below? I’ll post backup links soon. Team Success Rates (cumulative) Success and Explosiveness by Quarter Play Map: Yards and Result by Play Switch team Success and Explosiveness by Play Type Success and Explosiveness by Down Success and Explosiveness in the Red Zone Rushing rate...

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All the Graphs from the 2013 Iron Bowl

Photo by Jackson Laizure/ Efficiency and Explosiveness stats from this Iron Bowl .chartOuter { margin-bottom: 32px !important; } Not seeing any graphs below? Click here to fix it. Team Success Rates (cumulative) Success and Explosiveness by Quarter Play Map: Yards and Result by Play Switch team Success and Explosiveness by Play Type Success and Explosiveness by Down Success and Explosiveness in the Red Zone Rushing rate (cumulative),...

Arizona Desert Swarm

Week 1, really? The Territorial Cup deserves better

Photo by Christian Petersen/ Rivalry games are special, or at least they are supposed to be. They are the one game a year that can make the rest of the season moot. A loss in the matchup can leave a sour taste in one’s mouth even after a good season. Conversely, a victory over your rival can bring about a joy that few other games can. The feelings last an entire offseason, with even a low-level bowl game doing little to placate the loser or tarnish things for the winner. Sometimes there are even significant postseason implications, though in the case of Arizona and Arizona State that...

State of The U

Summer Scheming: Virginia Cavaliers Football

Photo by Ryan M. Kelly/ The ‘Canes and Cavs have had a back and forth series for the past decade. Bronco Mendenhall has managed quite the turn around at UVA as head coach of the Cavaliers. When Mendenhall took over the program in 2016, UVA had just ran through two coaches and seven losings seasons in eight years. Al Groh gave way to Mike London who then handed the keys over to Coach Mendenhall. Groh had moderate success in Charlottesville, the Hoos made five bowl games in nine season. Mike London managed only one winning season at UVA (a surprise after his run at Richmond). Mendenhall...

Canes Warning

D’Eriq King’s best NFL Position slot WR per Senior Bowl Director

In a tweet posted on Thursday evening by Senior Bowl executive director Jim Nagy, several scouts have told him that the best position for Miami Hurricanes quarterback D’Eriq King will be slot WR. Miami Hurricanes quarterback D’Eriq King has proven to be a versatile player during his collegiate career with Houston before transferring in January. […] D’Eriq King’s best NFL Position slot WR per Senior Bowl Director - Canes Warning - Canes Warning - A Miami Hurricanes blog

Los Angeles Times

USC and UCLA football will open the season against each other

The Pac-12 football schedule was released Friday, and USC and UCLA will play against one another at the Rose Bowl on Sept. 26.


UCLA hosts USC at the Rose Bowl to open its 2020 football schedule

The Bruins will open the season Sept. 26 against the rival Trojans, with a Nov. 21 game at Washington added to its 10-game Pac-12 schedule.

WVU | West Virginia Mountaineers sports coverage - Blue Gold News

Chick-Fil-A Games Apparently Cancelled

In response to the ACC’s announcement detailing its 2020 football scheduling, the trio of Chick-fil-A Kickoff Games in Atlanta are apparently off for this year. Game and Peach Bowl CEO Gary Stokan, in a brief statement, acknowledged that the ACC’s decision was made with safety in mind. “We certainly understand the ACC is doing what […]


Herd football starts preseason practice on Friday

The last time Marshall's entire football team was all on the field together was at the 2019 Gasparilla Bowl, which was on Dec. 23. That changes on Friday as the Herd takes the field for the start of 2020 preseason…

Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician

New 2020 schedule also has future implications for SU

Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports Of course, we’re also not the only ones in this boat First off, let’s pour one out for the original 2020 Syracuse Orange football schedule. After years of scheduling messes, SU has figured things out in recent years. The 2020 slate was potentially the crowning achievement of that, giving Syracuse four very winnable non-conference games that would potentially help coax a rebuilding and questionable squad to a bowl game just the same. I didn’t appreciate that fact enough when the schedule originally came together, and now, I’ll never get to see it in...

The Smoking Musket

David Sills Placed on New York Giants’ Reserves/COVID-19 List

Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports This indicates Sills either tested positive or was in contact with someone who had tested positive. Welcome, By-Godders, to The Shotgun/Throwdown, WVU’s best place for sports links, information, sophomoric humor, and daily distractions. Football Three Guys Before The Game – Mike Logan (Episode 218) Apparently, Mike Logan’s decision to attend West Virginia was made more in spite than anything else. That is just one of the many revelations the WVU Sports Hall of Fame member and Super Bowl champion shares on this episode...

The Smoking Musket

BREAKING: West Virginia vs. Florida State, Other Chick-fil-A Kickoff Games Canceled

Photo by Michael Wade/Icon Sportswire via Due to the ACC’s scheduling regulations to play during the Coronavirus pandemic, three teams had to back out of their games. Yesterday, the ACC released scheduling stipulations to their member institutions for fall sports, removing Florida State, North Carolina and Virginia from the slate of games part of the Chick-fil-A College Kickoff, at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, in Atlanta, Ga. Today, Peach Bowl, Inc. announced that the games are officially canceled. All three Chick-fil-A Kickoff games canceled in 2020https://t.co/f0WNAK0keu...

And The Valley Shook

Better Know a Freshman: Max Johnson

Terrill Weil, 247. Lefty QB is prime to be literally the greatest football player of all time So LSU is suddenly swimming in blue chip QBs. Between Garrett Nussmeier next year and Walker Howard the year after, LSU seems to be set at QB. There is another blue chip though, lefty Max Johnson, from the same high school as LSU great and guy who was never actually given a sufficient shot in the NFL Zach Mettenberger. Max Johnson is the son of the famously obscure Super Bowl winning QB Brad Johnson, and nephew to Mark Richt. I certainly can’t remember the last time LSU had a lefty starting...

A Sea Of Blue

Phil Steele projects final SEC standings; calls UK a bonafide contender in East

Jason Marcum - Sea of Blue Steele has UK ranked in his preseason top 25. Despite posting a combined 18-8 record the past two seasons’ with bowl victories over national powerhouses in Penn State and Virginia Tech, the national media continues to sleep on the Kentucky Wildcats. While Phil Steele is one of few national media members that placed Kentucky in his Preseason Top 25 (21st), he does not see the Cats faring all that well in the SEC East standings. Steele projects the Wildcats will finish fourth in the SEC East placing behind Tennessee, Florid and Georgia. While he projects the...

Bruins Nation

Bruins Nation joins UCLA in the mourning of Jeff Smith

Photo by Ric Tapia/Icon Sportswire/Corbis/Icon Sportswire via Smith was a team captain and a letterwinner in 1974, 1975 Former UCLA Bruins football player Jeff Smith passed away after a battle with cancer at just 66 years of age. Bruins Nation joins the entire UCLA community in mourning this loss. Smith was a letterwinner on the Bruin football teams in 1974 and 1975. He served as a co-captain on both squads under head coach Dick Vermeil which produced a combined 15-5-3 mark. The 1975 Bruins racked up a 9-2-1 record defeating USC to earn a bid to the Rose Bowl game. In Pasadena, UCLA...

The Smoking Musket

Former Running Back Signs With Steelers

Photo by Peter G. Aiken/ The former Philadelphia Eagles will move across the state to Pittsburgh Former West Virginia Mountaineers running back Wendell Smallwood has signed a one-year deal with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Smallwood, a fifth round pick of the Philadelphia Eagles in 2016, won a Super Bowl with the Eagles in 2017. He was released in 2019 and signed with the Washington Redskins. With the Eagles, Smallwood displayed his talented versatility by being a threat both on the ground, rushing for 4.0 yards per carry, and in the air, averaging over 8 yards per catch. Smallwood proved...

And The Valley Shook

Better Know a Freshman: Kevontre Bradford

Top-15 running back enters crowded but inexperienced backfield with a chance to seize playing time LSU has traditionally always been strong at running back. They’ve also been successful using multiple running backs in a single season. The 2003 and 2007 national championship teams had a lead back sure, but plenty of other backs got their number called. Think Shyrone Carey, Alley Broussard or Keiland Williams. The 2020 Tigers don’t yet have a lead running back. Chris Curry is the most experienced back and got the start in the Peach Bowl for an injured Clyde Edwards-Helaire; Tyrion...

A Sea Of Blue

Larry Warford opts out of season; Za’Darius Smith among top 50 NFL players

Big news with two former Kentucky Wildcats. With NFL training camps opening this week, there’s been some big news with a pair of former Kentucky Wildcats. The first is free agent guard Larry Warford, who has opted out of the 2020 season due to the coronavirus. The second is Packers defensive end Za’Darius Smith, who was named to the NFL’s Top 100 Players of 2020 ranking, checking in at No. 48 overall. Warford, who was entering his eighth NFL season, is currently a free agent after he was released by the Saints earlier this offseason. Three-time Pro-Bowl guard, Larry Warford,...


Memphis athletics 'concerned' about more budget cuts if Liberty Bowl capacity shrinks further

Laird Veatch, in an open letter published Friday, said he is "concerned" that increased social distancing requirements "could be on the horizon."        

Duke Basketball Report

Mini ACC Roundup!

DURHAM, NC - NOVEMBER 09: Notre Dame Fighting Irish head coach Brian Kelly looks over his team during pre-game warmups during the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Duke Blue Devils on November 09, 2019 at Wallace Wade Stadium in Durham, NC. | Photo by Michael Berg/Icon Sportswire via But a very interesting one Three ACC notes worth mentioning: first, apparently there’s a chance that Notre Dame, having lost much of its schedule to the pandemic, could play in the ACC this season - and possibly for the ACC Championship and the Orange Bowl bid. That’s not going to make the other coaches...

Bama Hammer

Alabama Football: Spring practice workouts began Friday

It is confusing but Alabama football spring practice began on July 24. Alabama football went back to a real practice on July 24. The last time the team and coaching staff had worked together was Dec. 31, leading up to the Capital One Bowl. In this case ‘real practice’ does not mean hitting. It does […] Alabama Football: Spring practice workouts began Friday - Bama Hammer - Bama Hammer - An Alabama Crimson Tide Community - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

The Champaign Room

Brandon Peters selected to Maxwell Award preseason watch list

Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports Illinois’ signal caller threw for 18 touchdowns en route to a bowl game last year. Illinois quarterback Brandon Peters was named to the Maxwell Award watch list on Friday morning, the Maxwell Football Club announced. The award for the best college football player has gone to some notable names the past three years, including Joe Burrow, Tua Tagovailoa and Baker Mayfield. It’s the first time in his career that the Illini gunslinger has been picked to a watch list. Peters threw for almost 1,900 yards, 18 touchdowns and eight interceptions to the tune...

State of The U

Beyond The U: Shane Larkin

The former ACC Player of the Year has risen to prominence in the professional basketball landscape. | This edition of “Where are they now?” features one of the more unheralded heroes of Canes athletics. Perhaps one of the most unheralded stars in the history of the University of Miami athletics is Shane Larkin. After all, with all of the talent that has rolled through the Orange Bowl, Hard Rock Stadium, and Mark Light/Alex Rodriguez Field through the years, so much so that the roundball sat completely dormant for fourteen years while Coach Schnellenberger worked on building the...

Writing Illini

Illinois Football: Red zone defense proved clutch for Illini in 2019

I think we can all agree the Illinois football defense showed some massive improvements from 2018 to 2019. It was a great year for the Illini as we went back to a bowl game for the first time in the Lovie Smith era. This six-win campaign was on the backs of a solid offense and […] Illinois Football: Red zone defense proved clutch for Illini in 2019 - Writing Illini - Writing Illini - An Illinois Fighting Illini Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

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Jumbo Package: NCAA fixes both loopholes that caused Alabama to lose 2019 Iron Bowl

“Wait, you mean we actually have to win without freebies next year?” | John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports Sorry Auburn fans, but turns out winning on once-off failings of referee’s isn’t a sustainable tactic. Happy Gump Day, everyone. You’ve all heard nothing other than the “will they/won’t they” arguing over whether there will be a football season, so I won’t be linking anything related to that today. Jeremy Pruitt has added another staffer with Alabama ties to his staff at Tennessee. Pruitt has hired Kindal Moorehead as an assistant strength and conditioning coach,...

No. 5 Oklahoma tops UCLA in 48-14 victory at the Rose Bowl | FOX COLLEGE FOOTBALL HIGHLIGHTS

The UCLA Bruins lose in Pasadena 48-14 to the Oklahoma University Sooners. All-world quarterback Jalen Hurts had another huge day throwing for three touchdowns and running for one. #FOXSports #CFB #JalenHurts #OklahomaSooners #UCLABruins

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 »