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The Buckeyes will bring back their Nike Rivalry uniforms, which featured chrome helmets and green buckeye stickers. Ohio State first showcased the Rivalry jerseys last year against Michigan where the clinched a perfect 12-0 season with a 26-21 victory. It has been announced that the Buckeyes will go with the rivalry look at home once more this season. Thoughts are that it will be Penn State.
It was also revealed that the Rivalry uniforms will be worn once again versus the Michigan Wolverines, athough Nike has made the Buckeyes a white road version of the Rivalry jersey for their trek up north.
Can confirm that Ohio State will be wearing Nike Rivalry uniforms against Wisconsin and Michigan.— Andrew Lind (@LindLGHL) September 25, 2013
The great start to the 2013 season continues for the Miami Hurricanes. During Miami's 77-7 win against Savannah State, the Hurricane faithful showed they can be just off their creative side by parodying Ylvis's "The Fox", which has become the internet's newest viral music video. The song was tweaked to include references to each of the ACC teams' mascots, as well as, Miami's Sebastian the Ibis.
One more day until Week 5 starts.
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College Football's Must-Read Stories Around the Web for Wednesday, September 25th
Oregon State quarterback Sean Mannion is off to a fast start this year - and there was no guarantee he would be the starter after fall practice.
Pittsburgh quarterback Tom Savage gets highlighted for his Week 4 performance against Duke.
This story isn't college football related, but check out Lost Lettermen's story of an Auburn lacrosse player who reenacted Grand Theft Auto.
Ole Miss linebacker Denzel Nkemdiche could return to the lineup against Alabama.
Alabama's secondary remains a work in progress.
Florida State safety Tyler Hunter suffered a neck injury against Bethune-Cookman.
Here are five tough questions and five answers for Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio.
Ole Miss is expected to pickup a transfer from UCLA.
Is Zach Mettenberger or Aaron Murray a better pro prospect?
Minnesota is not expected to have quarterback Philip Nelson back from injury this Saturday.
Virginia Tech cornerback Antone Exum is close to returning.
USC coach Lane Kiffin expects quarterback Cody Kessler and receiver Marqise Lee to play on Saturday, after both players suffered injuries in Week 4.
TCU coach Gary Patterson has made a few moves to spark the offense.
Even though FIU coach Ron Turner is struggling, it doesn't appear the first-year coach is in any danger.
Kent State running back Dri Archer is expected to return to action against Western Michigan.
UCLA is ready to begin fundraising for a new football facility.
The news coming out of Coral Gables is that starting QB Stephen Morris, who left Saturday's game against Savannah State in the first quarter with an ankle injury, will be ready to play this week. Morris described his ankle as feeling good and seemed confident that he would be suiting up for the team's trip to Tampa. Although an ankle sprain was feared, head coach Al Golden called the injury a bone bruise.
UM quarterback Stephen Morris should play Saturday vs. USF http://t.co/Ykb8Nuwm6I— Miami Herald Sports (@HeraldSports) September 23, 2013
For a Miami team that is off to a 3-0 start and in the middle of a program resurgence, the handling of this injury will be crucial. It is unlikely Al Golden will keep Morris in for the entire game against the 0-3 Bulls. Ryan Williams has proved a capable backup and the Hurricanes will want to make sure Morris is completely healthy before they enter conference play for the rest of the season.
At this point, head coach Butch Jones would take volunteers for his starting quarterback position.
Unfortunately, he will have to settle for Volunteers as the Tennessee quarterback carousel continues to spin with Jones' announcement that Nathan Peterman will be out at least a month after he underwent hand surgery.
Peterman's reign at the top of the depth chart was short-lived after he had been promoted to replace the struggling Justin Worley. Peterman injured his hand in his first career start against Florida, a 31-17 game in which he completed four of 11 passes for five yards and two interceptions. Worley came in for Peterman following the injury and didn't fare much better, completing 10 of 23 passes for 149 yards. If the junior Worley struggles, Jones could hand the baton to either one of his two true freshman, Joshua Dobbs or Riley Ferguson. The two will share the backup position will Peterman remains sidelined.
Tennessee should have things easier this week welcoming in South Alabama, but it's quite clear that the uncertainty at quarterback position is far from over in Knoxville.
In the Week 5 episode of the Athlon Sports Cover 2 Podcast, co-hosts Braden Gall and David Fox take a quick jog around the developments of a deceptively interesting Week 4 while taking a look at key games for Week 5.
In this week’s podcast:
• We quickly run down a few headlines from Week 4: Why Georgia Tech could wrap up its division in the ACC in short order, why or why not Tyler Murphy might be the answer at QB for Florida and how leigitimate is Derek Carr's Heisman candidacy.
• After some disagreement on how good Arizona State is, we look at the upcoming game between the Sun Devils and USC. Todd Graham and Co. need to win this one or we'll lose confidence.
• We don't know what to make of either Oklahoma or Notre Dame. OU's defense has impressed, but the Sooners haven't played a marquee game. Meanwhile, Notre Dame has not fully rebounded from a Michigan loss two weeks ago.
• This week's marquee matchup in the SEC will be in Athens when Georgia hosts LSU. The Tigers have been impressive on both sides of the ball, but this will be a "show-me" moment on the road for Zach Mettenberger and the defense.
• In this week's rapid fire, we ask who is the top quarterback in the state of Utah (yes, that's a thing), surprise 4-0 teams and who is a better Heisman dark horse between Derek Carr and Melvin Gordon.
The podcast can be found on athlonsports.com, iTunes and our podcast RSS feed.
Thanks to Moon Taxi for sharing their tunes for bumper music. Their new album Mountains Beaches Cities is now available.
The NCAA’s Executive Committee has decided to reduce the scholarship sanctions on Penn State, giving the football program five more scholarships for the 2014-15 academic year. The announcement was made after George Mitchell, former U.S. Senator and independent Athletics Integrity Montior for Penn State, indicated Penn State was making progress in implementing the Athletics Integrity Agreement.
And in another bit of good news for Penn State, there’s a possibility these sanctions can be reduced even more in the future.
The postseason ban will remain in place for now, and coach Bill O’Brien is still dealing with a limited roster for the next few years.
However, Penn State can now offer 20 scholarships for the 2014-15 year, with that number set to increase to 25 by 2015-16. The Nittany Lions will also have a full allotment of scholarship players (85) by 2016-17.
Check out the full release from the NCAA.
Alternate helmets and jerseys are popping up everywhere in college football, but Virginia Tech takes the award for one of the most interesting looks over the last few years.
On Thursday night against Georgia Tech, Virginia Tech will unveil these “Hokie Stone” helmets.
So what exactly is this helmet symbolizing?
Here’s what coach Frank Beamer had to say in a release from the school:
“When you look at this helmet, it’s not flashy, but it means a tremendous amount to this University. The outside world may have to do a double-take, but the Hokie Nation will know exactly what it is: Hokie Stone! And it’s something we’re proud of. The reason I like it, is because it represents what this program and this University are built on. Each piece, in its place, serving its purpose, doing its job, and when it’s all working together, it’s rock solid and it’s something special. That Hokie Stone … represents what we’re all about, a foundation that we’re proud of, built on brotherhood, loyalty, leadership, Ut Prosim, sacrifice, service, honor, and duty. And I hope you saw all of that on display this past Saturday in our game with a very talented and determined Marshall team. Not just from the players, but from the fans as well, who withstood a driving rain and stuck in there with us through it all!
"So, on Thursday night, some may see it as stone on our helmets. We know it’s SO much more!"
Kenny Guiton has been nearly flawless in relief of Braxton Miller, throwing for 10 touchdowns and 491 yards in Ohio State’s last two games.
Although Guiton has been excellent, there’s no quarterback controversy at Ohio State. Miller suffered a MCL injury against San Diego State and has missed the last two games. However, the junior is expected to play this Saturday against Wisconsin and will reclaim the No. 1 spot on the depth chart. Prior to his injury, Miller was one of the leading candidates for the Heisman Trophy.
Although Miller will return to the starting role, Guiton’s performance should give Ohio State plenty of confidence should its starting quarterback suffer another injury the rest of the year. And who knows, maybe coach Urban Meyer can find a way to get them both on the field at the same time.
Meyer said if Braxton Miller has a good week of practice he will start Saturday night vs. Wisconsin.— Kyle Rowland (@KyleRowland) September 23, 2013
Catching up on everything that happened in Week 4 and an early look at Week 5.
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College Football's Must-Read Stories Around the Web for Monday, September 23rd
LSU has joined the SEC's offensive show.
Saturday Down South takes a look at some of the key developments in the SEC in Week 4.
Sad news out of Cincinnati: One player was killed and two others were injured in a car accident on Saturday night.
Bruce Feldman rounds out the weekend with some insight on Week 4, as well as a look at why Baylor's offense is so difficult to defend.
Another Week 4 recap: SB Nation's Matt Hinton takes a look at some stats to know.
Washington running back Bishop Sankey is fine after suffering a shoulder injury against Idaho State.
Two players on Syracuse's defense suffered injuries against Tulane.
Hawaii won't replace the canceled Fresno State game on Colorado's schedule.
Is James Conner set to be Pittsburgh's No. 1 running back the rest of the year?
Even when Taylor Martinez expires his eligibility, it appears Nebraska is in good shape at the quarterback position.
Injuries will play a role in Mack Brown's future at Texas.
Arian Foster tells Sports Illustrated he took money on the side at Tennessee.
BYU linebacker Spencer Hadley has been suspended five games for violating the school's honor code. But there's an interesting twist to how Hadley was suspended.
Vanderbilt coach James Franklin is dealing with a disgruntled running back.