HOF Florida State University football coach Bobby Bowden passes at 91

From Tyler Conway of B/R: Legendary Florida State football coach Bobby Bowden died Sunday. He was 91. Bowden was diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer last month. “I’ve always tried to serve God’s purpose for my life, on and off the field, and I am prepared for what is to come,” Bowden said in a statement announcing his illness. “My wife Ann and our family have been life’s greatest blessing. I am at peace.” Bowden had been in declining health since being diagnosed with COVID-19 last October. One of the most decorated coaches in college…

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SEC extends invitation to Oklahoma and Texas

From Heather Dinich of ESPN The 14 SEC presidents and chancellors voted unanimously on Thursday to extend invitations to Big 12 co-founders Oklahoma and Texas to join their league, leaving one final formality before the deal is done: OU and Texas have to officially accept the offer, which could happen as soon as Friday. The board of regents for both Texas and Oklahoma have scheduled separate special meetings Friday morning, where athletic conference membership will be discussed. Oklahoma’s regents will meet in Oklahoma City, and Texas’ regents will meet via…

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Supreme court rules against NCAA in athlete compensation dispute

Monday the Supreme Court ruled unanimously (9-0) against the NCAA in a dispute over limitations on types of compensation that athlete-student can receive. The Justice Neil Gorsuch penned decision will pave the way for athletes to finally being able to partake in the mountains of cash they generate for everyone else.

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Alabama WR DeVonta Smith wins Heisman

From Alex Scarborough of ESPN: The nearly three-decade drought of wide receivers failing to win the Heisman Trophy ended when Alabama senior DeVonta Smith was presented the award during a virtual ceremony on Tuesday night. Smith is the third player from Alabama to claim college football’s most prestigious award and the first receiver to win it since Michigan‘s Desmond Howard in 1991. Smith beat out three other finalists, all of whom were quarterbacks: Alabama’s Mac Jones, Clemson‘s Trevor Lawrence and Florida‘s Kyle Trask. Smith leads the FBS in receptions (105), receiving yards (1,641) and receiving touchdowns (20). He’s dropped…

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National Title game could be postponed due to COVID-19 instances at Ohio State

From Michael David Smith of Pro Football Talk: Six days before Ohio State is slated to play Alabama for college football’s national championship, a COVID-19 outbreak may result in the Buckeyes seeking to delay the game. According to AL.com, Ohio State, Alabama, the Big Ten, the SEC and College Football Playoff officials have had discussions about possibly postponing the game by a week, from January 11 to January 18. The report says Ohio State could be without an entire position group because of COVID-19 testing and contact tracing. Similar issues…

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Texas firing Tom Herman underscores hypocrisy of College Football Inc.

Texas firing Tom Herman is the latest example that the football beast must be fed ever-increasing amounts, even when college athletics is navigating a financial crisis. By Pat Forde of Sports Illustrated: A long time ago, way back in mid-December 2020, Texas athletic director Chris Del Conte issued a statement saying that Tom Herman is the coach of the Longhorns football program. As shows of support go, this was the bare minimum. Now we know why. What the statement didn’t say is that Herman would remain the coach of the Longhorns football…

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Postgame fight provides ugly end to the Armed Forces

from B/R: Tulsa and Mississippi State did not wish each other a happy New Year at the conclusion of the Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl, which the Bulldogs won 28-26. Instead, a massive brawl broke out between the two teams: This is never what you want to see at the end of a game, especially when it’s the final note of a team’s season. There will surely be punishments and potentially future suspensions for the key figures in the brawl, with punches and kicks thrown by a number of individuals. …

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December 18, 2020 College Football upcoming matchups and stats

Upcoming Top 25 Matchups Friday December 18, 2020 Purdue v #7 Indiana Cancelled Ball State v  #23 Buffalo 7:30 ET Oregon v  #13 USC 8:00 ET Saturday December 19, 2020 #15 Northwestern  v #3 Ohio State 12:00 ET #5 Texas  v A&M Tennessee 12:00 ET #8 Iowa State v #12 Oklahoma 12:00 ET Vanderbilt  v #10 Georgia Cancelled #17 Louisiana v  #9 Coastal Carolina Cancelled #4 Clemson v #2 Notre Dame 4:00 ET Boise State v #25 San Jose State 4:15 ET Michigan v #18 Iowa. Cancelled #1 Alabama v #11 Florida 8:00 ET #20 Tulsa v #6 Cincinnati 8:00 ET Upcoming Bowl Games Saturday December…

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NCAA Football Weekly Recap

Who Got it Done Michael Carter (UNC vs. MIA):  24 rush, 308 yds, 2 TD Javonte Williams (UNC vs. MIA):  23 rush, 236 yds, 3 TD Dillon Stoner (OKST vs. BAY):  8 rec, 247 yds, 3 TD Grayson McCall (CCAR vs. TROY):  24/29, 338 yds, 3 TD; 1 rush TD Torrance Marable (CCAR vs. TROY):  20 rush, 120 yds, 3 tot TD Kyle Trask (FLA vs. LSU):  29/47, 474 yds, 2 TD; 2 rush TD Kedon Slovis (USC vs. UCLA):  30/47, 344 yds, 5 TD Dorian Thompson-Robinson (UCLA vs. USC): …

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Texas State football player shot and killed, two charged with murder

The young life of sophomore Texas State football player Khambrali Winters was tragically and needlessly cut short last week. According to KXAN out of San Marcos, TX two individuals Enalisa Briana Blackman, 20, and Michael Tyreek Ifeanacho, also aged 20, along with Winters were planning to purchase marijuana at the Lodge Ridge Apartments in San Marcos. According to police, Winters was shot in the chest during the deal and died at the scene. Officers responding to the scene discovered Winters’ boys and attempted to save his life, but unfortunately their…

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