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  • By Steven Lassan, 1 week 5 days ago

    Alabama has won plenty of hardware since Nick Saban arrived in Tuscaloosa. The Crimson Tide missed out on an opportunity to play for the national championship last year after a loss to Ohio State in the Sugar Bowl, but the 2014 team recorded an impressive 42-13 win over Missouri for the SEC title.

     

    And it should be no surprise that Alabama is celebrating the SEC Championship with some fancy hardware.

     

    Check out the Crimson Tide’s 2014 SEC title rings:

     

     

    A photo posted by reggieragland (@reggieragland) on

  • By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 1 day ago

    Parking in spaces that are marked or designated for certain individuals is never a good idea.

     

    And it’s always a bad idea to block a college football coach in his parking spot. After all, most coaches work long hours and burn the midnight oil.

     

    Thanks to running back Warren Ball, we are finding out Urban Meyer likes to block in anyone who parks in his space. Planning on leaving? Looks like this person will be waiting a while. And it's safe to say they won't be in Meyer's spot again. 

  • By Jasmine Watkins, 2 weeks 4 days ago

    Alabama is one of the best when it comes to recruiting.

     

    After college, Crimson Tide players often have careers in the NFL. This infographic shows the 2012 Alabama squad during a game against Michigan. Fast forward three years later, all the Alabama players on the field are in the NFL. This is the same team that would go on to defeat Notre Dame for the national championship.

     

  • By Jasmine Watkins, 3 weeks 1 day ago

    When your jam comes on, sometimes you can't help yourself.

     

    The N.C. State football team just had to rock out in the weight room when Taylor Swift's "Shake It Off" came on. It's probably best they stick to football since their dance moves seems a little more on point than their voices.

     

     

    Haters gonna hate.

  • By Jasmine Watkins, 3 weeks 1 day ago

    Wisconsin has a rich history. 

     

    Madison is home to the Badgers, and there's no secret that the city is crazy about the college teams. "Wisconsin Football Experience" is a video showcasing the history while looking forward to the future. It gives the viewer an opportunity to not only learn about the team, but the fans that support it.

     

    J.J. Watt, Russell Wilson, Melvin Gordon, and other former Badgers make appearances. Once a Badger, always a Badger.

     

  • By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 4 days ago

    Penn State coach James Franklin has a new and rather interesting addition to his office. On Friday, a fan gave Franklin a taxidermied Nittany Lion.

     

    The school’s official Twitter account provided a few images, and Franklin seems to be pretty fired up about the unique addition to his office.

     

    It’s been an interesting week for college football coaches and animals. First, it was Charlie Strong hanging out with Tiger cubs at Texas, and Franklin now has a stuffed Nittany Lion in his office.

     

  • By Jasmine Watkins, 3 weeks 4 days ago

    Oh Jim Harbaugh, is there anything you can't do?

     

    While at a camp, Harbaugh felt that simply watching the practice wouldn't be enough, he had to join in as well. Shirtless. The Michigan coach has a "dadbod" if I've ever seen one. Once it's seen, good luck trying to get the image out of your mind.

     

     

     

     

     

    Get it out of your system now, Jim. You won't be able to do that in Michigan. 

  • By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 4 days ago

    Wisconsin’s Rafael Gaglianone recently set the standard for new trick shots by kickers by attempting a field goal while his holder kept the ball upright with his nose.

     

    And now, Arkansas State’s Luke Ferguson is taking this to a different level. The senior posted a video attempting a field goal while his holder held the ball with his tongue.

     

    Yes, that’s right. His tongue. 

  • By Steven Lassan, 4 weeks 1 day ago

    Just six months after UAB announced its football team would be disbanded following the 2014 season, the Blazers are set to return to FBS competition.

     

    School president Ray Watts announced the decision to reinstate the football program on Monday afternoon, but it’s uncertain when UAB will return to the gridiron.

     

    Since the decision to eliminate the football team in December, UAB’s fanbase and the city of Birmingham stepped up with donations and overall support to help the program return.

     

    With UAB keeping its football program, the Blazers will be allowed to remain in Conference USA.

     

    It’s anticipated UAB will hit the field again in 2016, but many questions remain for the program. Bill Clark did an outstanding job in leading the Blazers to a 6-6 mark in 2014 and will return as the head coach. But UAB is also starting from scratch in terms of players and talent and it will take time to rebuild the roster.

     

    Also, there’s the question of facilities. UAB plays in antiquated Legion Field and an on-campus facility or improved stadium is needed. The program is also raising to funds to improve the practice fields and invest in the overall facilities.

     

    All of the questions surrounding the disbanding and resinstating of the program weren’t answered on Monday. However, thanks to the #FreeUAB movement on Twitter and some leaders in Birmingham and in the state of Alabama, the Blazers will be back on the gridiron in the near future. 

  • By Steven Lassan, 1 month 2 days ago

    Braxton Miller’s future at Ohio State has been a hot topic since the end of the 2014 season. But according to coach Urban Meyer, Miller will be playing for the Buckeyes in 2015. 

     

    Meyer told reporters on Friday that Miller is “playing for Ohio State this fall.”

     

    Additionally, Meyer mentioned Miller’s rehab is going well from shoulder surgery and is now throwing 35-yard passes.

     

    Ohio State has three proven quarterbacks entering fall practice and plenty of uncertainty about which passer takes the first snap.

     

    Here’s a quick take on each quarterback:

     

    Cardale Jones

    Jones entered the year as the third-string quarterback but finished as the team’s No. 1 after injuries to Miller and J.T. Barrett. Jones guided Ohio State to the national championship and was the only healthy quarterback out of this trio in the spring. He should be the favorite to take the first snap.

     

    Braxton Miller

    With Meyer’s comments on Friday, it’s safe to assume Miller will be back at Ohio State for 2015. Returning from a shoulder injury is no easy task for a quarterback. Could he play another position in 2015?

     

    J.T. Barrett

    Before suffering a season-ending leg injury against Michigan, Barrett threw for 34 touchdowns and 2,834 yards. There’s a lot of upside with Barrett, and he could work as the team’s No. 2 quarterback if Miller shifts to a different position. Assuming Barrett is at full strength, he should see playing time in 2015.

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