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Former UT Kicker Charged in $2 Million Ponzi Scheme

January 25, 2013
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Former UT Kicker Charged in $2 Million Ponzi Scheme

In Austin, Russell Erxleben is still heralded for kicking the longest field goal in NCAA history when he successfully split the uprights on a 67-yard field goal attempt back in October 1, 1977.  The former Longhorn and three-time All-American was drafted by the NFL’s New Orleans Saints.  Unfortunately, after unsuccessful attempts to return to football, Erxleben led himself to a life of crime.  Most recently, he was arrested on Thursday for running a $2 million Ponzi scheme that could land the...

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Charlie Strong Nets a Huge Raise

January 24, 2013
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Charlie Strong Nets a Huge Raise

In return for Charlie Strong and the Louisville Cardinals dismantling the Florida Gators 33-23 in the 2013 All-State Sugar Bowl, the university is rewarding the head coach handsomely. The school agreed to a long-term contract with Strong that makes him one of the highest paid D1 football coaches in the nation. While there has been a whirlwind of coaches being fired as of late, Strong inked an eight-year deal worth $3.7 million per year plus incentives up to $583,333...

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Under O’Brien, Penn State Recruits Strong

January 18, 2013
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Under O’Brien, Penn State Recruits Strong

Despite the Jerry Sandusky media storm and the unprecedented NCAA sanctions engulfing Penn State, the Nittany Lions are exceeding all expectations when it comes to commitment.  Head coach Bill O’Brien continues to garner praise for his impressive 8-4 record and cemented his loyalty to the program by turning down the NFL.  His success on the field is translating to success off the field as he is landing solid commitments for a team that is capped at 15 scholarship athletes...

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A lesson to coaches and the league, don’t bench your stars

January 15, 2013
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A lesson to coaches and the league, don’t bench your stars

For football coaches and coaches alike, do not bench your star players.  If you decide to, rest assured you and your organization will be sued.  On Monday, the NBA’s San Antonio Spurs were sued for sitting four of their top five players during the fourth game of a five game stretch back in November. On November 29, 2012, the Spurs traveled to Miami to take on the Heat.  Much to the dismay of paying fans, the Spurs’ Tim Duncan,...

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Montana inks LOI, will play for Tulane

January 4, 2013
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Montana inks LOI, will play for Tulane

Nick Montana, son of pro football Hall-of-Famer QB Joe Montana, signed his letter of intent today to play for coach Curtis Johnson and the Tulane Green Wave.  Last season, Montana quarterbacked for Mount San Antonio College in Walnut, California, throwing for 2,652 yards and 22 touchdowns leading the team to a division title and an impressive 11-1 record.  Prior to that, he had a brief stint at the University of Washington as he played six games as a redshirt-freshman in...

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San Jose State faces Bowling Green in the Military Bowl

December 26, 2012
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San Jose State faces Bowling Green in the Military Bowl

The San Jose State Spartans (10-2, 5-1 WAC) are gunning for seven straight wins tomorrow as the team is set to face-off against the Bowling Green Falcons (8-4, 6-2 MAC) in the 2012 Military Bowl.  This is a much anticipated bowl game featuring a Spartan’s offense that averages 35.3 points per game pitted against a Falcon’s defense that yields a stingy 15.8 points per game.  In 2010, San Jose State was a paltry 1-12. Coach Mike MacIntyre turned the...

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Drugs Clip LSU’s Wing

December 21, 2012
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Drugs Clip LSU’s Wing

For the LSU fans who adore punter Brad Wing and his unconventional yet exceptional punting ability, he may never dawn a Tiger uniform again.  For the second time this season, the Aussie will not be on the team roster after a failed drug test.  This means Wing will not be traveling to the Chick-Fil-A Bowl when LSU faces the Clemson Tigers come December 31st.  Freshman Jaime Keehn, an Australian native, will assume kicking duties.  Wing has been in head...

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Ball’s Assailants Enter Guilty Plea, Avoid Jail

December 20, 2012
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Ball’s Assailants Enter Guilty Plea, Avoid Jail

As senior running back Montee Ball and his Wisconsin teammates gear-up for the Rose Bowl, his alleged attackers are prepping for Wisconsin’s First Offender Program to avoid criminal conviction.  On Wednesday, Wendell Venerable, 21, and Robert Wilks, 22, pleaded guilty to substantial battery for attacking running back Montee Ball this past summer.  The charge is a felony that carries a maximum penalty of 18-months in prison.  Both men took the guilty plea, and the judge kept them out of...

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