Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Covering Dixie Like Mildew: LSU vs. Oregon in 2011,

(Covering Dixie Like Mildew is the SWRT roundup of SEC and ACC news, with the occasional pesky Southern school from another conference.)   

LSU vs. Oregon at Jerryworld?  Reports say that the Bayou Bengals will open the 2011 season going head-to-head against  the Ducks in The Heathen Temple of Jerry Jones' Avarice Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Made possible by Kansas State pulling the plug on facing Oregon next year. (The Oregorian)

Alleged Vol Brawl participants reinstated at Tennessee. Derek Dooley has reinstated players Greg King and Marlon Walls, who were arrested after the infamous Vol Brawl at Bar Knoxville. And just in time for practice, too. (Team Speed Kills)

Should Maryland vs. Navy be an annual in-state rivarly game?  Ralph Friedgen thinks so. Navy head coach Ken Niumatalolo thinks so too. The fact that the two Old Line State schools have only met twice since 1966 is a little surprising. (Testudo Times)

Roll film Tide! ESPN filming Alabama football practice this week for Alabama All-Access, a special scheduled to debut August 18 on ESPNU, and excerpted ad nauseum on Sportscenter. (Digital Sports Daily)

Mike Slive is "The Most Powerful Man in College Athletics." Because Clay Travis said so. The first of an epic four-part interview. (Fanhouse)

Tony Barnhart ranks SEC West QB's. Uninspiringly, Barnhart ranks Arkansas' Ryan Mallett at the top of the list over Alabama's Greg McElroy. Sorry, Tony.  McElroy's the one who gets the scoreboard over here. Mallett gets nothing but pain. (Mr. College Football)

A party school with a football problem. Dawg Sports salutes UGA's ranking as America's #1 party school by comparing previous year' rankings to where the Dawgs' finished in the polls. Only in the Bulldog Nation would something like this happen. This "party school" title isn't quite the thing you want to embrace, y'know. (Dawg Sports)

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