Saturday, April 25, 2015

The Fallout: Peyton Manning, Jim Harbaugh, Gary Pinkel, and more.

Welcome to the Fallout - Saturday edition.

Be True to Your School.
Denver Broncos starting quarterback Peyton Manning donates $3 million to his alma mater, Tennessee. (College Football Talk)

Friday, April 24, 2015

Michigan State 2015 uniforms unveiled.

Photo via CBS Sports.

Uncle Phil's Misguided Children are at it again. This time, Nike has revealed the 2015 uniforms for Michigan State. The 2015 uniforms include an alternate uni which, as explained by Nike PR director Heidi Burgett were "inspired by bronze Spartan shields & the phalanx battle formation."

Old-guard Michigan State purists probably won't be too thrilled that the helmet looks similar to rival Michigan's "winged" helmet.

(via CBS Sports)

Thursday, April 23, 2015

The Fallout: Rose Bowl, UAB, Ohio State, and more.

Welcome to the Fallout - Thursday edition.

Out of the Running?
The Tournament of Roses says it will not bid to host the 2018-2020 College Football Playoff title games. The Rose Bowl's governing body says that its "structure is incompatible with the bid requirements." (ESPN)

Hot and Cold. 
NCAA president Mark Emmert says the Big Ten's proposal to make freshmen players sit out a year has "all kinds of problems," but is still "worthy of debate."(Dr. Saturday)

Too little, too late? 
An independent study into the now-defunct UAB football program contradicts the school's claims that the program was a money-loser. (ESPN)

All of the Lights.
Ohio State will play three night games in a row in the 2015 season: Minnesota on Oct. 17, Rutgers on Oct. 24, and (following the Buckeye' buy week) Penn State on Nov. 7. (Land-Grant Holy Land)

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Nick Saban uses coachspeak in responding to Braxton Miller transfer rumors.

Nick Saban had a few words to say Tuesday night about rumors about Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller possibly transferring to Alabama. Needless to say, none of those did anything to conform or deny the rumor, first brought to light by ESPN media gadfly Paul Finebaum.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

North Carolina 2015 football uniforms feature basketball team's argyle pattern.

North Carolina's 2014 jersey. Photo via

Nike released photos of North Carolina's football uniforms for the 2015 season. The 2015 uniforms incorporate a design element familiar to men's basketball fans - the blue and white argyle pattern created by fashion designer and UNC alum Alexander Julian in 1991.

Julian created the argyle pattern as part of a redesign of the Tar Heels' men's basketball team uniforms commissioned by the team's then-head coach Dean Smith in 1991. The designer said in a 2009 interview that he took inspiration from an argyle pattern that helped earn him his first Coty Award in 1977. He referred to the pattern his "lucky argyle," and added it to the men's unis.

The argyle has been featured on every iteration of UNC's men's basketball team uniforms since 1991, including the three NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament titles in 1993, 2005, and 2009.

The argyle appears around the collar of the football jerseys, on the sides of the pants, and on the stripe on the helmets.

The new football uniforms are part of an across the board rebranding at North Carolina, which will standardize lettering, numbers, and logos for the school's 28 sports teams.

(via Dr. Saturday)