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  • Urban Meyer apologizes to LGBT community for slight

    03/09/2012 7:51:22 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 52 replies
    Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer sent an apology letter to a lesbian and gay advocacy group on campus for his plans to use lavender football jerseys as a form of punishment to players in practice according to and the OSU campus newspaper, The Lantern. The lavender jersey would be given to a player caught "loafing" - or a moment of deceleration - for the second time during a conditioning drill. The concept was created by Ohio State strength and conditioning coach Mickey Marotti. The school will now use a different color.
  • Sources: Auburn’s Varez Ward at center of federal point-shaving probe

    03/08/2012 3:57:01 PM PST · by Colonel Kangaroo · 15 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | 3-8-2012 | Charles Robinson
    Suspended Auburn University point guard Varez Ward is under investigation by federal authorities in an ongoing point-shaving probe, Yahoo! Sports has learned. Three sources with knowledge of the case said the FBI has been investigating Ward since late February after he and guard Chris Denson were suspended by the Tigers prior to a Feb. 25 home game against Arkansas. Two sources said Denson was also questioned as part of the point-shaving investigation, but he was cleared of any wrongdoing and returned to the team after sitting out the loss to the Razorbacks. The sources said additional players have been questioned...
  • NCAA: Don't bring Fighting Sioux name to playoffs

    03/01/2012 2:02:29 AM PST · by servo1969 · 22 replies · 1+ views ^ | February 29, 2012 | Dale Wetzel
    BISMARCK, N.D. -- University of North Dakota teams risk forfeiting any post-season games if their athletes, cheerleaders or band wear or display the school's Fighting Sioux nickname and American Indian head logo, an NCAA official said Wednesday. Bernard Franklin, an NCAA executive vice president, said in a letter to university provost Paul LeBel that the university "must forfeit competition" if "it has not adhered to this requirement" in any post-season games that UND teams have been invited to play in. "We ask that the university take measures to minimize or eliminate the presence of the imagery or nickname brought to...
  • Buzz Williams nearly incites a Morgantown riot with celebration dance

    02/26/2012 10:17:37 AM PST · by moviefan8 · 10 replies
    Yahoo - The Dagger Sports Blog ^ | February 25, 2012 | Jeff Eisenberg
    Having already delivered a potentially fatal blow to fading West Virginia on Friday night, Marquette coach Buzz Williams couldn't resist taking a parting shot at the Mountaineers immediately after the final buzzer. As John Denver's "Take Me Home, Country Roads" played over the loudspeakers at WVU Coliseum, Williams celebrated a 61-60 win by pantomiming a ballroom-style dance right in front of the student section. Williams' dance inspired a reaction from the student section reminiscent of what happens when a lit match is tossed on a kerosene-soaked pile of kindling. West Virginia students were so livid with the Marquette coach that...
  • WVU in Select Company (Some very interesting WVU facts)

    01/25/2012 1:09:45 PM PST · by the_devils_advocate_666 · 12 replies
    OrangeBowl ^ | 2012 | John Antonik
    So, West Virginia has won three different BCS bowl games in the last six years - with three different coaches no less. What to make of this? Well, first of all, it puts the Mountaineers in a pretty select group of college football programs that have won three or more of these since the system was created in 1998 – eight programs to be exact. There’s Ohio State, USC, Florida, LSU, Texas, Miami and Oklahoma that have won at least three BCS bowl games in the last 14 years. And now, um, catch your breath here, West Virginia. That’s right,...
  • An inside look at alleged point shaving scheme at U of San Diego

    01/25/2012 12:28:16 PM PST · by GSWarrior · 14 replies ^ | 10/25/12 | Michael McKnight
    On the morning of April 11, 2011, University of San Diego basketball coach Bill Grier received a surprise visit at his home from two FBI agents who told him that one of his former players, USD's alltime leading scorer Brandon Johnson, and another ex-USD player named Brandon Dowdy were being charged in federal court at that very moment with trying to fix games. That information was shocking enough, but when the agents told Grier about the third defendant linked to USD basketball, former assistant coach T.J. Brown -- a man Grier thought highly of even as he dismissed him in...
  • Alabama is shutting out LSU 12-0 in the BCS National Championship Game

    01/09/2012 7:50:35 PM PST · by Paleo Conservative · 125 replies
    ESPN ^ | 01-09-2012 | Staff
    Alabama just intercepted a pass at the LSU 32 with 7:00 left in the third quarter.
  • Penn State: Matt McGloin knocked out by teammate

    12/17/2011 7:40:14 PM PST · by rintense · 30 replies
    CBS Sports Blog ^ | 12/17/11 | Tom Fornelli
    There hasn't exactly been a lot of good news about the Penn State football program in recent months, and the program got a bit more on Saturday. There are multiple reports coming out of State College that quarterback Matt McGloin got into a fight with receiver Curtis Drake following practice on Saturday. A fight that ended with McGloin being knocked out cold. The details of what happened or what caused the fight are still sketchy at this point, but apparently there was a heated exchange during practice, and when Drake approached McGloin in the locker room after practice, things went...
  • Cincy, Xavier disgrace their sport and their schools

    12/12/2011 11:23:40 AM PST · by GSWarrior · 28 replies ^ | 12/11/11 | Pat Forde
    On the day after their basketball teams lost all self-control and sullied the reputations of their universities in the annual “Crosstown Shootout” game, the schools came back 24 hours later with punishments that further diminished the two. They took one of the worst on-court episodes in recent history and basically brushed it off with soft suspensions and hollow words. Cincinnati’s Yancy Gates dropped an unsuspecting Kenny Frease with a sucker punch to the face, then punched another player, then tried like heck to go after several more but was restrained. He got only six games. If I were a Cincinnati...
  • No. 6 Virginia Tech shuts down No. 24 UVa, 38-0

    11/26/2011 8:45:46 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 7 replies
    AP ^ | 2011-11-26 | Hank Kurz Jr.
    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - All week long, the chatter about Virginia being on the rise left out an important fact in the mind of Virginia Tech's players: They were still the best in the commonwealth until proven otherwise. The No. 6 Hokies showed they were tops Saturday night, blanking the No. 24 Cavaliers 38-0, their first shutout loss at home in 172 games - since a 55-0 defeat to Clemson on Sept. 8, 1984.
  • Don't Hatch A Rematch

    11/22/2011 8:09:02 AM PST · by Kaslin · 54 replies ^ | November 22, 2011 | Brian McNicholl
    There is a problem with the Bowl Championship Series, but it’s not the one you probably think. College football doesn’t need a playoff. A traditional playoff system – an eight-team or even four-team bracket – brings nothing in the way of advantages over the current system and probably would make things considerably worse. Don’t tell me the traditional architecture for playoffs is the only – or even most – accurate way to determine a champion. The St. Louis Cardinals just won the World Series under that system despite having fewer wins in the regular season than any other team that...
  • NCAA Football schedule - Week 12

    11/17/2011 4:12:58 PM PST · by Perdogg · 40 replies
    Thursday, November 17 TIME (ET) MATCHUP 8:00 PM ET North Carolina at No. 8 Virginia Tech 8:00 PM ET No. 20 Southern Miss at UAB 8:00 PM ET Marshall at Memphis Friday, November 18 TIME (ET) MATCHUP 8:00 PM ET No. 2 Oklahoma State at Iowa State 8:00 PM ET Toledo at Central Michigan Saturday, November 19 TIME (ET) MATCHUP 12:00 PM ET Citadel at No. 12 South Carolina 12:00 PM ET Indiana at No. 15 Michigan State 12:00 PM ET No. 16 Nebraska at No. 18 Michigan 12:00 PM ET No. 17 Wisconsin at Illinois 12:00 PM ET Louisville...
  • Now That We Have Your Attention, Mr. President…

    My long-time friend Giuliana called me from San Diego on Sunday. She mentioned that a friend of her Navy SEAL husband stationed at Coronado Island had tickets to a very special NCAA basketball game that was played on the Aircraft Carrier USS Carl Vinson out in San Diego on Veterans’ Day. You may recall that it was the USS Carl Vinson that handled the disposal at sea of Osama Bin-Laden’s body recently. She was told that because the tickets were for “special VIP” seats, she would be subjected to an intensive background check. Why a background check for an NCAA...
  • George Will: Power of College Sports Threatens Education

    11/12/2011 8:49:23 AM PST · by Publius804 · 31 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 11 Nov 2011 | George Will
    A few millennia from now, when archaeologists from an ascendant Brazil or Turkey or wherever sift the shards of American civilization and find the ruins of the Big House in Ann Arbor, Mich., they will wonder why a 109,901-seat entertainment venue was attached to an institution of higher education. Today, the accelerating preposterousness of big-time college football is again provoking furrowed brows and pursed lips. But there probably were few of either among the 20 million who Saturday night watched Alabama's student-athletes play those of LSU. These teams' head coaches' salaries are $4.6 million and $3.75 million, respectively, and their...
  • Penn State decision harsh? Consider this Penn State decision harsh? Consider this

    11/11/2011 1:10:27 PM PST · by GSWarrior · 31 replies ^ | 11/11/11 | ERic Black
    The decision of Penn State’s trustees to fire the storied football coach Joe Paterno and the president of the university is a strong, and a fairly unusual, statement in our sports-obsessed society that there are more important things than winning. A friend calls my attention to an even more dramatic case that I wouldn’t have remembered on my own in which a university president made an even stronger statement by suspending the entire basketball program for three years to try to purge it of a culture of corruption. Does the name Quintin Dailey ring a bell? I’m a sports fan,...
  • Spirit Lake Sioux Tribe Announces Lawsuit Against NCAA Alleging Civil Rights ViolationsCopyright...

    11/02/2011 1:05:33 PM PDT · by massmike · 7 replies ^ | 11/01/2011 | n/a
    Speaking at the tribal headquarters of the Spirit Lake Sioux Nation, attorney Reed Soderstrom announced a lawsuit against the NCAA alleging copyright infringement and civil rights violations. The Sioux tribe supports the University of North Dakota’s “Fighting Sioux” nickname and logo, but the NCAA has deemed them to be “hostile and abusive.” Soderstrom alleges that the NCAA has violated “the religious and first amendment rights of the Dakota Sioux tribes.” He also alleged a double standard in the application of the NCAA’s policy against the use of Native American names and imagery. “Though the NCAA has decided ‘Fighting Sioux’ is...
  • Congressman (D-IL Bobby) Rush compares NCAA to Mafia

    11/01/2011 2:50:55 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 11/1/11 | Frederic J. Frommer - AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Democratic congressman compared the NCAA to the Mafia over how it controls the lives of student athletes. "I think they're just one of the most vicious, most ruthless organizations ever created by mankind," Illinois Rep. Bobby Rush said of the NCAA at a congressional forum on college sports Tuesday. "I think you would compare the NCAA to Al Capone and to the Mafia." Rush made the accusations at the forum called to look at the impact of "back-room deals, payoffs and scandals" in college sports. The NCAA declined to respond to Rush's comments. The congressman spoke...
  • Tribe sues NCAA to let school use name

    11/01/2011 2:16:12 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 23 replies
    upi ^ | Nov. 1 2011
    The Spirit Lake tribe Tuesday sued the NCAA for blocking its attempt to let the University of North Dakota use the sports nickname Fighting Sioux. Tribal attorney Reed Soderstrom said the lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court challenges the NCAA's policy banning the use of Native American names and imagery by collegiate athletic teams. He said the suit against the National Collegiate Athletic Association was brought on behalf of more than 1,004 members of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe "in direct response to their attempt to take away and prevent the North Dakota Sioux Indians from giving their name forever...
  • Spirit Lake takes legal action against NCAA

    11/01/2011 10:47:32 AM PDT · by GOP_Party_Animal · 24 replies
    Grand Forks Herald ^ | 11/1/2011 | Herald Staff Report
    Spirit Lake Tribal Council representatives announced this morning that legal action has been taken against the NCAA over the Fighting Sioux nickname and logo. According to attorney Reed Soderstrom, representing the Committee of Understanding and Respect, and Archie Fool Bear, individually and on behalf of 1,004 petitioners from the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, the lawsuit against the NCAA was filed in response to their ruling on the nickname and subsequent sanctions. The lawsuit involves 12 counts, including copyright infringement, lack of jurisdiction and “intentional infliction of emotional distress on the Sioux people.”
  • Penn State students block Illinois FG to win game

    10/30/2011 2:58:17 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 25 replies
    youtube ^ | 10-30-11 | n/a
    Great field level camera work that shows you what it is actually like to be on the field at the end of a game like that. You hear every sound and see every player chest bump.