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  • College Football Rankings: Week 11, 2018

    11/04/2018 1:42:15 PM PST · by blam · 110 replies
    FBS Schedule ^ | 11-4-2018 | Brian Wilmer
    College football rankings for week 11 have been released. Alabama remains the top-ranked team, while West Virginia, Syracuse, and Boston College made significant leaps in the polls. Washington, which clipped Stanford, 27-23, moved into the AP Poll at No. 20. Syracuse, who defeated Wake Forest, 41-24, surged nine spots to No. 13, due to a combination of their win and losses from other ranked teams. Boston College vaulted seven spots to No. 17 on the strength of a 31-21 victory at Virginia Tech. The Orange and Eagles both made 11-point leaps in the Coaches Poll. NC State, Iowa State, Michigan...
  • Alabama will face Georgia in SEC title game

    11/03/2018 9:07:37 PM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 14 replies
    AL.com ^ | Nov 3, 2018 | Matt Zenitz
    The SEC championship game will be a national title game rematch. It will be Alabama versus Georgia in the SEC championship game Dec. 1 in Atlanta. The Crimson Tide locked up the West division with its win over LSU Saturday night. Georgia clinched the East division earlier Saturday with a 34-17 win over Kentucky.
  • Reports: Maryland fires head coach D.J. Durkin

    10/31/2018 4:13:37 PM PDT · by C19fan · 40 replies
    NBC Sports ^ | October 31, 2018 | Bryan Fischer
    Just over an hour after the governor of the state laid into the Maryland Board of Regents over their decision to recommend retaining head coach D.J. Durkin, the school has gone in a different direction and bowed to public pressure by firing the embattled coach on Wednesday. Multiple reports confirmed the news from College Park:
  • D.J. Durkin is, unfathomably, still the Maryland football coach

    10/31/2018 6:52:42 AM PDT · by C19fan · 8 replies
    Yahoo ^ | October 30, 2018 | Pat Forde
    The sum total of professional employees of the University of Maryland held accountable for the completely preventable death of football player Jordan McNair is now known. That total is one. Strength coach Rick Court, a proud troglodyte who frequently degraded players by calling them vile names, including antigay slurs, is the only employee known publicly to lose his job in this entire tragedy. And part of the process of getting rid of Court was giving him a $315,000 settlement to go along with his August resignation. The primary powers within the athletic department are back, per the school’s announcement Tuesday...
  • Looking At Top Ten Football Teams and Their Chances Against Alabama

    10/18/2018 8:01:32 PM PDT · by blam · 55 replies
    TDA Alabama Magazine ^ | 10-18-2018 | Larry Burton
    Many are saying that this could be the best overall team that Nick Saban has ever assembled. That is not good news for opponents since Saban has assembled so many national championship teams. So looking at the current top ten, what are the chances they realistically have to pose a problem to the Tide? Let’s go in order of what this writer who has covered football for long thinks and we’ll start in order of the teams with the worst chance. Starting with number nine of the chart to topple the tide. 9. Michigan – Currently the number 6 team...
  • 10 takeaways: Is Big 12 locked out of College Football Playoff after Saturday?

    10/07/2018 5:11:07 AM PDT · by C19fan · 25 replies
    Yahoo ^ | October 7, 2018 | Pat Forde and Pete Thamel
    The Big 12 may not have a bigger stage the rest of the regular season than it did on Saturday afternoon. The Red River Showdown actually resembled a Shootout, the old name before it got changed in the name of political correctness. It was quintessential Big 12 – 93 points, 1,033 yards and a breathtaking ending when Texas won, 48-45, on a field goal with nine seconds left. Texas pulling the upset of the No. 7 Sooners, however entertaining, may have been the worst result for the long-term playoff viability of the Big 12. The Big 12 team best positioned...
  • How Does a University Advance an ‘Athlete-friendly’ Curriculum?

    08/24/2018 7:48:30 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 17 replies
    James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal ^ | August 24, 2018 | George Leef
    ... Competing in the storied Southeastern Conference, Auburn University (located in Auburn, Alabama) has many great wins to its credit on the gridiron and, to a lesser extent, the basketball court. The rivalry with the University of Alabama is as intense as any in college sports. Winning is an obsession and a Chronicle of Higher Education article from February by Jack Stripling shows how it dominates the administration. (The article appears in the February 23 edition and is subscribers-only content, so I will quote from it at length.) Here’s how the story unfolded. In 2013, the university’s student data showed...
  • College Football Approaches - Jokes Thread

    08/09/2018 4:20:52 AM PDT · by IamConservative · 28 replies
    N/A ^ | 8/9/2018 | Hoosier4Liberty
    As college football approaches, rivalries renew, summer fades and fall arrives. It would be hard to grow up in American and not be touched by some of the rivalries, traditions and humor that goes with the arrival of fall. So, I thought a thread celebrating some of the humor might help usher in the season and give us all a needed break from politics. Please post your college football rivalry or state rivalry jokes below!
  • An Unfair Game: Urban Meyer, a History of Abuse

    08/02/2018 12:09:11 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 56 replies
    www.projectveritas.com ^ | 08/02/2018 | by Stephen Gordon
    Former NCAA athletes shed light on embattled coach’s abusive treatment of players in undercover videos Xavier Nixon, OL: “They had a guy’s quads explode in the weight room… during what we call the Valentine’s Day Massacre.” William Green, DE: “There was these mat drills, where people would literally get choked out.” Gideon Ajagbe, LB: “A lot of what played into my depression was they humiliated me… they said I was a pu**y… “ Meyer’s players experienced “arm dangling,” “quads exploding” on Florida Gator team Urban Meyer threw objects at players “it’s a f*cking full bottle of Gatorade, and he’s chucking...
  • College Football’s Preseason Coaches Poll, Featuring Bama And 24 Other Teams, Is Out

    08/02/2018 10:40:23 AM PDT · by blam · 29 replies
    SB Nation ^ | 8-2-2018 | Alex Kirsner
    The first Coaches Poll of the 2018 college football season came out Thursday. Here’s the full preseason top 25, topped by the defending national champion Alabama Crimson Tide: 1.Alabama 2.Clemson 3.Ohio State 4.Georgia 5.Oklahoma 6.Washington 7.Wisconsin 8.Miami 9.Penn State 10.Auburn 11.Notre Dame 12.Michigan State 13.Stanford 14.Michigan 15.USC 16.TCU 17.Virginia Tech 18.Missisippi State 19.Florida State 20.West Virginia 21.Texas 22.Boise State 23.UCF 24.LSU 25.Oklahoma State Also getting votes, and closest to the top 25: South Carolina, Florida, Oregon, Utah, Northwestern, Texas A&M, and Kansas State, among others. The Coaches Poll doesn’t matter much, but no polls do until December, so there’s no...
  • Phil Steele releases college football preseason Top 25

    07/11/2018 4:37:51 PM PDT · by Clint N. Suhks · 37 replies
    247 Sports ^ | 7/9/18 | Brad Crawford
    ByBRAD CRAWFORD Jul 9, 8:02 AM Which college football teams are the most complete and talent-rich heading into the 2018 season? Preseason magazine guru Phil Steele, who studies rosters and interviews coaches 12 months out of the year, believes he has an idea. He has compiled his annual 'Preseason Top 40' rankings, a list that's usually one of the most accurate nationally. Steele notes two important guidelines about this year's rankings, which for this exercise have been trimmed to the first 25 teams. "My preseason rankings are not my power rankings," Steele writes. "These rankings take into account the totality...
  • College football heads in wrong direction with largest attendance drop in 34 years

    02/15/2018 10:40:52 AM PST · by Colonel Kangaroo · 64 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | Feb. 13, 2018 | Dennis Dodd
    Major-college football experienced its largest per-game attendance drop in 34 years and second-largest ever, according to recently released NCAA figures. Attendance among the 129 Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) teams in 2017 was down an average of 1,409 fans per game from 2016. That marked the largest drop since 1983 when average attendance declined 1,527 fans per game from 1982. The 2017 FBS average of 42,203 fans per game is the lowest since 1997. That average attendance drop marked the second-sharpest decline since the NCAA began keeping track of college football attendance in 1948. For the first time in history, average...
  • Bo Scarbrough, Alabama RB, appears to yell [bleep] Trump!’ before national championship game

    01/08/2018 7:04:34 PM PST · by markomalley · 153 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 1/8/18 | Ari Gilberg
    At least one person wasn’t happy to see Donald Trump in attendance for Monday's national championship game. Alabama running back Bo Scarbrough appeared to yell “F--k Trump!” before taking the field, in a video captured by Sporting News. Scarbrough, who wears No. 9, can be seen in the back of the video appearing to shout the obscenity.
  • Atlanta Crowd EXPLODES Cheering For President Donald Trump (1 min video)

    01/08/2018 8:07:54 PM PST · by ransomnote · 26 replies
    youtube.com ^ | Jan 8, 2018 | Anti School
    A feel-good 1 minute video of President Trump's reception at the college football game in Atlanta.
  • 2018 College Football National Championship: Alabama vs. Georgia, Live Thread

    01/07/2018 7:57:00 PM PST · by Impy · 261 replies
    1-7-2018
    What: 2018 College Football Playoff National Championship, Division 1, Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) When: Monday, 1-8-2018, 8:15 Eastern Standard Time Where: Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta GA, TV and Radio: ESPN (yeah I know) Who: #1 Ranked SEC Champion Georgia Bulldogs (13-1), Coach Kirby Smart, versus The #4 ranked Alabama Crimson Tide (12-1), Coach Nick Saban. Saban is looking to tie coach Bear Bryant's record 6 national titles. Why: Why not? I heard the President is attending the game
  • Watch Scott Cochran destroy 2017 runner-up trophy with sledgehammer

    01/06/2018 5:42:05 PM PST · by where's_the_Outrage? · 19 replies
    AL On Line ^ | Jan 5, 2018 | Michael Casagrande
    Any mystery about Alabama's runner-up trophy from last season was answered Thursday. It exists no longer. A video posted from the Instagram account of Crimson Tide receiver Jerry Jeudy shows strength and conditioning coach Scott Cochran destroying the hardware. He raised the trophy above his head and threw it to what appears to be the locker room floor. Cochran finished off the remains with a sledgehammer. The language was not suited for all ages. Alabama lost 35-31 to Clemson in last season's national championship game. The Tide plays Georgia on Monday night for this season's title. Watch the full video...
  • Atlanta police preparing for Donald Trump's attendance at CFP title game

    01/04/2018 11:43:12 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 43 replies
    ESPN News Services ^ | Jan. 4, 2018
    ATLANTA -- Atlanta's mayor is promising a "safe, smooth and secure" college football championship game Monday, despite the traffic problems expected to be caused by President Donald Trump's motorcade, but none of the many agencies involved are taking any chances.
  • S-E-C! S-E-C! To the chagrin of most of America, it's Alabama-Georgia for all the marbles

    01/02/2018 3:48:16 AM PST · by C19fan · 163 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | January 2, 2018 | Pat Forde
    The chant boomed out early in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, and then again late, and a third time even later for good measure. And although it’s enough to trigger a collective gag reflex in 39 states plus several U.S. territories, it’s a fact-based champion’s chant. “S-E-C! S-E-C!” the Alabama fans thundered, when the final score of the Rose Bowl was announced and league brethren Georgia had advanced to the College Football Playoff title game.
  • 2017-2018 FBS College Bowl Games Standing by Conferences

    01/01/2018 5:38:43 PM PST · by Sir Napsalot · 80 replies
    NCAA ^ | 1-1-2018 | Joe Boozell
    [Note: CFP Semifinals and Natl Championship still upcoming] Take a look at how your favorite conference has fared this bowl season with our updating list of conference bowl records and upcoming competitions. FULL BOWL SCHEDULEAmerican Athletic ConferenceRecord: 4-3 Wins: Temple, South Florida, Navy, UCF; Losses: SMU, Houston, Memphis Atlantic Coast ConferenceRecord: 4-5 Wins: Duke, Florida State, Wake Forest, N.C. State; Losses: Boston College, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Louisville, Miami (Fla.); Upcoming games: No. 1 Clemson vs. No. 4 Alabama Big Ten ConferenceRecord: 7-1 Wins: Iowa, Purdue, Michigan State, Northwestern, Ohio State, Penn State, Wisconsin; Losses: Michigan Big 12 ConferenceRecord: 5-2 Wins:...
  • Media Circus: College Football Ratings Are on the Decline

    12/27/2017 10:55:34 AM PST · by Colonel Kangaroo · 80 replies
    SI ^ | 12-10-2017 | Richard Deitsch
    The decline of NFL viewership has rightfully been one of the biggest sports media stories of the past two years but less has been written about where college football stands in aggregate viewership. College football is a tougher game to analyze for ratings experts given a number of factors including the innate regionalism of the sport, and the massive number of national windows between ESPN’s multiple networks, Fox and FS1, CBS and CBSSN, NBC and NBCSN and others. One of the best analysts at making sense of sports television and digital ratings is Austin Karp, the assistant managing editor of...