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The Pope Receives a Gift From Mark Stoops

Will the Pope bless Kentucky with a trip to the SEC Championship? Mark Stoops is preparing for another milestone season as the head coach of the Kentucky Wildcats, but in the meantime, he just sent a gift to one of the most powerful and influential people in the world, Pope Francis. Father Jim Sichko, a Papal Missionary of Mercy, took a visit to the Vatican this week, bringing the Pope a gift from coach Stoops, a signed commemorative bottle of Wm. Tarr bourbon that celebrated this past season’s Citrus Bowl victory. 2nd bottle of Bourbon for Pope Francis autographed by Coach...

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Mario Cristobal projected 9th best path to success among new HC

Mario Cristobal is one of 29 head coaches in new positions in the Football Bowl Subdivision for the 2022 season. Mike Huguenin of On3.Com ranked “The new coaches: Who has the toughest job this fall – and the easiest?” from one through 29. Huguenin rated “ow tough each new guy has it this fall.” The rankings are […] Mario Cristobal projected 9th best path to success among new HC - Canes Warning - Canes Warning - A Miami Hurricanes blog

Burnt Orange Nation

Bevo’s Daily Roundup: Jimbo Fisher says Texas A&M was snubbed in 2020, calls for CFP expansion

Photo by Jonathan Bachman/ Plus: The Jordan Addison sweepstakes continues Going on two years removed from the season, Texas A&M Aggies head coach Jimbo Fisher still can’t get over finishing No. 5 overall at the conclusion of the 2020 football season. Now, Fisher is calling for a College Football Playoff expansion. “It needs to expand (with) what we’re trying to do … and where we’ve taken the game,” Fisher told the Houston Chronicle, per 247Sports. “I think it has to, unless you went back to [the former bowl and BCS system.]” Little does he know, the...

Streaking The Lawn

Virginia football opening 2023 season against Tennessee

Photo by Ryan M. Kelly/ ‘Hoos and the Vols will play in Nashville at the Tennessee Titans’ Nissan Stadium. Earlier today, the Nashville Sports Council announced that the Virginia Cavaliers and Tennessee Volunteers will face each other in their respective season openers of the 2023 football season. Set for September second, the game will be played in Nashville in the Tennessee Titans’ Nissan Stadium. This will be the fifth matchup between these two programs as Tennessee has won three of the previous four contests including a one point win in the 1991 Sugar Bowl....

Detroit Free Press

Celebrate Michigan football's national title 25 years later with this new Free Press book!

The Free Press has a new book, "Hail, Yes! 25 Years Later: Relive the 1997 Michigan Wolverines' Run to the Rose Bowl and the National Championship."       

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Texas State transfer Zion Childress picks Kentucky

Photo by John Rivera/Icon Sportswire via The versatile defensive back aims to add some depth to a position group that surely needs it. Excitement amongst the fan base heading into the 2022 football season has reached new level under head coach Mark Stoops. The Kentucky Wildcats look poised to build off of last year’s remarkable 10-3 record and a Citrus Bowl victory. If there was a specific area of concern heading into the summer, it’d be on the defensive side of the ball, specifically in the secondary. Key departures and Vito Tisdale’s season-ending injury have...

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Joyner’s bowl showing at QB had schools recruiting him. That’s not supposed to happen

Dakereon Joyner’s Duke’s Mayo Bowl performance as a quarterback opened plenty of eyes — including those at other schools. Speaking in Anderson this week as part of the Gamecock Club’s …

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Thursday Headlines: Best and Worst-Case Scenarios for Kentucky Football in 2022

Photo by Douglas P. DeFelice/ Kentucky has the chance to make a lot of noise this upcoming season. Optimism is high heading into the 2022 Kentucky Wildcats football season. Coming off another 10-win season and a victory over Iowa in the Citrus Bowl, positivity within the program remains high, especially with the return of several key pieces from last season. But what is the best case scenario for Kentucky Football next season? According to Brad Crawford of 247 Sports, the Wildcats could go 11-1 next season. Such a season gives Kentucky its lone loss to national...

Writing Illini

Illinois football: Illini among the top 50 in most NFL Drafts picks since 2000

There is an argument to be made that the Illinois football team has been a laughingstock of the college football world for much of the past couple of decades. Granted, I believe Bret Bielema is going to turn the Illini into a perennial bowl team with the hopes of sneaking into the Big Ten Championship […] Illinois football: Illini among the top 50 in most NFL Drafts picks since 2000 - Writing Illini - Writing Illini - An Illinois Fighting Illini Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

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Will Levis selected No. 1 overall in CBS Sports 2023 mock draft

Drew Brown - Sea of Blue Levis is commonly mocked as a top-10 pick but is getting enough hype to go No. 1 overall. The Kentucky Wildcats have had a continually improving football program. Under Mark Stoops, the team has gone from winning two games in a season to consistently making and winning bowl games. Most recently, the Cats took down Iowa which was their fourth straight bowl-game win and their sixth straight bowl appearance. In doing so, a few big-name stars have been produced by the program. The best may still be yet to come as Will Levis, who was a Penn State...

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College Football News what to know about Miami Hurricanes

There are a lot of expectations surrounding the Miami Hurricanes football program entering its inaugural season under Mario Cristobal. Many national media sites have Miami ranked in the top 25. The College Football News is taking more of a cautious approach ranking Miami 45th out of the 131 Football Bowl Subdivision teams. Miami signed the […] College Football News what to know about Miami Hurricanes - Canes Warning - Canes Warning - A Miami Hurricanes blog

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NCAA set to make big change to college football rules

Photo by Douglas P. DeFelice/ The player counter and conference championship teams could change for the upcoming season. The Kentucky Wildcats football program has been increasing in both talent and popularity over the last few seasons. Since Mark Stoops took over, Kentucky has become a far more competent football program. It has been to 6 straight bowl games and has won 4 straight, most recently beating Iowa in the Citrus Bowl. With that in mind, the NCAA may be looking into changing some things that will inevitably impact the Cats. For starters, per Bryan Fischer,...

Arizona Desert Swarm

Report: Arizona men’s basketball to face Indiana in Las Vegas in December

Photo by Ezra Shaw/ We recommend calling it the Ex-Miller Bowl. College basketball insider Jon Rothstein is reporting that Arizona and Indiana will play a neutral-site game in Las Vegas on Dec. 10 at the MGM Grand Arena. It would be the first-ever meeting between the Wildcats and Hoosiers, who between 2017-21 both employed a Miller brother as their head coach. Former Arizona coach Sean Miller and ex-Indiana coach Archie Miller, who was on Sean Miller’s staff at the UA from 2009-11, were hired this offseason to coach at Xavier and Rhode Island, respectively. Indiana,...

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Lonnie Johnson traded to Chiefs

Photo by David Rosenblum/Icon Sportswire via Johnson will team up with former Wildcat teammate Darian Kinnard. On Saturday, the Kansas City Chiefs drafted Kentucky Wildcats tackle Darian Kinnard in the fifth round of the NFL Draft. Now, the Chiefs have a second Wildcat, as they’ve traded for Houston Texans cornerback Lonnie Johnson. Kinnard and Johnson were teammates on Kentucky’s breakthrough 2018 team that won 10 games and defeated Penn State in the Citrus Bowl. The 6-foot-2, 213-pound Johnson was dealt to the Chiefs for a conditional 2024 seventh-round pick. The...

Dawn of the Dawg

Watch Kirby Smart get swindled on the golf range

Georgia football head coach Kirby Smart isn’t one that gets tricked, but the Peach Bowl Challenge golf event staff was their latest victim. The 15th annual event happens at Reynolds Lake Oconee, where the coaches compete for a $330,000 charity purse. Smart is the latest head coach to get pranked at the event, as Dabo […] Watch Kirby Smart get swindled on the golf range - Dawn of the Dawg - Dawn of the Dawg - A Georgia Bulldogs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

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Quandre Mosely joining the Cowboys

Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports Mosely played in 36 career games as a Wildcat while winning three bowl games. After going undrafted, Kentucky Wildcats defensive back Quandre Mosely has agreed to a deal with the Dallas Cowboys, he announced on his Instagram story. Mosely was a pillar of Kentucky’s secondary since joining the team in 2019. His experience is sure to be missed with looming concerns of defensive-back depth in Lexington. He began his career playing junior college ball at Eastern Arizona Community College, where he was named an all-conference player before...

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Lack of NFL Draft Picks A Good Sign?

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Perhaps we’ve been asking the wrong question about West Virginia football since last season closed with a loud thud in the defeat by Minnesota in the Guaranteed Rate Bowl. To begin with, most everyone was thinking the bowl had the wrong name, and, at least from WVU’s point of view, it should […]

Arizona Daily Star

Ex-Wildcat Nick Foles released by Chicago Bears after two seasons

Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles will now enter free agency.

Daily Helmsman

Walk-on to NFL prospect: How the shortest man on the field blew up into a Memphis Football icon

Five years ago, a freshman walk-on ran out of the tunnel at the Liberty Bowl for the first time, unsure of what to expect.

State of The U

Dear NCAA and All Other Colleges and Universities: You’re Welcome.  -The 1986-87 Miami Hurricane Football Program

Heisman Trophy winner Vinny Testaverde throwing one of his five interceptions in the 1987 Fiesta Bowl vs Penn State. In early 1987, the University of Miami changed college football and college athletics as a whole, forever. 1987 Fiesta Bowl The 1987 Fiesta Bowl was a historical football game for several reasons: it was the first bowl game ever played after New Year’s Day, it was the first bowl game to have a title sponsor, and it set the stage for Nike to sign the first exclusive college apparel contract that year to outfit all UM sports for both men and women. Leave...

Baltimore Sun

Maryland football coach Mike Locksley signs contract extension through 2026 season

Mike Locksley’s extension comes after he led the Terps to a 7-6 record in 2021, their first winning season in seven seasons, and their first bowl game victory in 11 years.

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A look back on the 2021-2022 UK year: January

Photo by Kyle Rivas/ Kentucky crushed the best team in college basketball by 22 on their own floor. Greetings, BBN! As we continue our tour of the highlights from each month across UK sports and recap the greatest moments we start to run out of football wins to celebrate and get to focus the spotlight on the winter hoops! One particular one against Kansas stands out in particular, but all in all January had a lot to celebrate for UK. Let’s dive in: 1/1: Citrus Bowl Champs Photo by Douglas P. DeFelice/ After a highlight-packed season from one of...

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Let’s get the Syracuse Orange on the EDSBS Charity Bowl Leaderboard

Photo by Gregory Fisher/Icon Sportswire via I think we can all be pleased with this performance. I’m not going to sugar coat it: Syracuse Orange sports have been rough these days. However, if you’re looking for some reason to proudly wave that Orange flag, I’ve got the (online) bowl for you. The EDSBS Charity Bowl has returned for 2022. If you’re new around here, the folks who used to be behind EDSBS of SB Nation started a fundraising campaign for New American Pathways, an organization in Georgia who assists immigrants and refugees with their lives once...

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Only two Miami football players projected for 2022 NFL Draft

Safety Bubba Bolden and wide receiver Charleston Rambo are the only Miami football players projected to be selected in the 2022 NFL Draft according to the NFL Mock Draft Database. Rambo is the 218th consensus overall selection in the sixth round. That pick would put Rambo with the defending Super Bowl Champion Rams. Rams coach […] Only two Miami football players projected for 2022 NFL Draft - Canes Warning - Canes Warning - A Miami Hurricanes blog

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The 5 greatest moments of Kentucky football’s 2021 season

Photo by Douglas P. DeFelice/ This season was a party. This historic joyride of a season was filled with amazing moments and plays that will be replayed by Kentucky Wildcats fans for years to come, but what were the five greatest that stand above the rest? Here’s my five favorites, with a certain part of the Citrus Bowl getting a very high spot: 5. Pick-Six Saves Cats from Chattanooga Photo by Andy Lyons/ So many of the great moments of UK’s 2021 season likely would have never happened if UK has dropped to 2-1 at home to an FCS foe, especially...

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Utah Football Spring Game Open Thread

Rob Gray-USA TODAY Sports Football is here! Granted, it’s a watered-down version, but still, it’s great to watch the Utes again. This is the first time the squad will take the field since the insane Rose Bowl on New Year’s Day in Pasadena. This is a good sneak peek of some potential contributors for the 2022 team and some young guys that could be the program's future. The game format will include four quarters, each lasting 10 minutes long with a five-minute halftime, a running clock in the fourth quarter, and two timeouts per team per half. These games usually...

University of Memphis

Memphis Football Wraps Spring Practice with Friday Night Stripes

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – The University of Memphis football team wrapped spring practice with the program's annual Friday Night Stripes at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium in front of a tremendous crowd of Tiger fans.

All for Tennessee

Tennessee football: Alontae Taylor’s five best NFL landing spots

Probably the best pro case Alontae Taylor made was the way Tennessee football looked in the secondary without him during the Music City Bowl against the Purdue Boilermakers. Taylor decided to focus on the NFL Draft instead of play in the game, and UT’s pass defense got torched all game long. Anyway, the decision worked […] Tennessee football: Alontae Taylor’s five best NFL landing spots - All for Tennessee - All for Tennessee - A Tennessee Volunteers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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 »