Manziel Questioned, Waiting Fate

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Manziel Questioned, Waiting Fate

Last year Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel was unheard of and was not even the projected starter.  After proving the pundits wrong and winning some big games, Manziel became an instant celebrity capping off a remarkable season with the Heisman Trophy. Since the Cotton Bowl victory, Manziel has struggled with his new found glory. Most notably, Manziel is facing allegations that he was paid a significant amount of cash to sign autographs for several memorabilia dealers. This past weekend,...

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Bowling in the Bahamas?

Bowling in the Bahamas?

In this gilded age of college football, there is no such thing as excess when it comes to postseason play.  For the 2013-14 season, there are an unprecedented 35 bowl games for 125 FBS programs.  This means 70 teams or roughly 56% of FBS programs go bowling. As if this were not enough, in a financially unhinged postseason it is anticipated that three more bowl games will be added to an already oversaturated postseason for the 2014-15 season. Conference...

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Who Could Sneak into the Title Game?

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Who Could Sneak into the Title Game?

By now, every college sports fan on the planet has heard a great deal about the few teams at the top of the race for a BCS Championship. Put simply, Alabama, Oregon and Ohio State are overwhelming favorites to compete for the title, with LSU on the fringe of that group and seemingly everyone else lagging behind. Unfortunately, college football is not a sport that tends to lend itself to big surprises in rankings or outcomes – but nonetheless,...

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Ricky Williams Returns to the Gridiron

Ricky Williams Returns to the Gridiron

The 1998 Heisman Trophy winner and former NFL All-Pro is coming out of retirement to begin a new football endeavor.  On Thursday, Ricky Williams was named the new running backs coach for the University of the Incarnate Word.  UIW is a small catholic school in San Antonio, Texas that just transitioned to NCAA Division I and the Southland Conference. Head coach Larry Kennan knows with Williams on the coaching staff it brings some credibility to the program, “to have...

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Florida State Bans Facebook, et al.

Florida State Bans Facebook, et al.

Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher is setting a strong tone in team discipline in that he will not allow his players to fall victim to the social media world.  On the eve of camp, Fisher reportedly issued a comprehensive social media ban meaning players must log-off of Facebook, Instagram and Twitter during the season.  This is a clear message that Fisher wants his players to focus on football and not be distracted by social media. To paraphrase Fisher,...

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Ohio State Donates Penn State’s bowl revenue

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Ohio State Donates Penn State’s bowl revenue

Due to the sweeping sanctions imposed on Penn State following the Jerry Sandusky scandal, all Big Ten Conference members received a portion of Penn State’s $2.3 million of conference bowl revenue.  Each school was allocated approximately $181,000 as a result of the sanctions.  Earlier this week, Ohio State announced that it was donating its share to two local child-advocacy organizations ($150,000 to Nationwide Children’s Hospital Center for Family Safety and Healing and $31,344 to the Court Appointed Special Advocates...

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Joe Flacco, Tom Brady, Eli & Peyton Manning, RG3: Who’s the Best NFL QB today?

Joe Flacco, Tom Brady, Eli & Peyton Manning, RG3: Who’s the Best NFL QB today?

What a year we have in prospect and the NFL Superbowl odds reflect how close this season will be. For those of us that like to bet on the NFL it is a minefield to pick out who will make the playoffs, never mind the Super Bowl or be crowned winners! You are able to rate your team’s NFL Super Bowl chances at the nflonlinebetting.com sportsbook to help you see how likely they are to make the Super Bowl....

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