Thursday, April 30, 2015

UNLV unveils Las Vegas-inspired uniforms for 2015 season.

Uncle Phil's Misguided Children

Image via Mountain West Connection. 


UNLV is finally embracing its "inner Vegas." The school released images of its new Nike-designed uniforms for the 2015 season on Thursday.

Georgia Tech puts ball from 220-0 win over Cumberland University on display in athletic center.

"Cumberland Ball." Photo via ajc.com.


Georgia Tech has put the game ball from its 1916 220-0 victory over Cumberland University on display in its Arthur B. Edge Jr. Intercollegiate Athletic Center. The game has become both legendary and infamous for producing the most lopsided final score in college football history.

Auburn DE Elijah Daniel suspended after arrest on multiple theft and burglary charges.

Elijah Daniel, via The Opelika-Auburn News.


Auburn defensive end Elijah Daniel has been suspended from participation with the school's football program following his arrest on seven charges involving accusations of theft and burglary on Wednesday.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Cornerback Cyrus Jones becomes fourth Alabama player to be arrested since March.

Cyrus Jones' mugshot. Via al.com


Yet another Alabama football player is in trouble with the police. Cornerback Cyrus Jones is the fourth Crimson Tide player since March 28 to face criminal charges, and the second to face charges of domestic violence.

Video: Penn State linebacker Von Walker goes from walk-on to scholarship player.

Von Walker. Via Dr. Saturday.

There may be nothing cooler when it comes to college football-related videos as when the camera captures the moment when a walk-on is being put on scholarship. That's what happened to Penn State  linebacker Von Walker, whose hard work was rewarded on Tuesday.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Big 12 to likely create tiebreaker to prevent 2014 "co-champions' fiasco from happening again.

Bob Bowlsby. Photo via USA Today. 



From the "Closing the barn door after the horses have all run away" dept. comes word that the Big 12 is  looking into implement a tiebreaker next season, which would in theory do away with any future possibilities of two teams being declared "co-champions."

The Fallout: Connor Cook, Jim McElwain, Devin Lucien, and more.

Welcome to the Fallout - Tuesday edition.

Michigan State of Mind. 
Mike Griffith profiles Michigan State starting quarterback Connor Cook. (mLive.com)

Behind Closed Doors. 
Dan Hancock comments on the recent Florida booster club Gator Gathering in Orlando, , featuring first year Gator coach Jim McElwain, being closed to the media.

Lucien in the Sky With Diamonds. 
Former UCLA wide receiver Devin Lucien announces his official transfer to Arizona State. He will be automitically eligible to play in the 2015 season as a graduate transfer. (Dr. Saturday)

Roll With the Changes. 
Kevin Causey looks at ten transfer players who could make an impact at their new schools in 2015. At the top of list is  former Alabama and current Tennessee running back Alvin Kamara. (The Student Section)

Out in the cold.
Adam Rittenberg looks into why defensive coordinators aren't being offered the high-profile head coaching jobs like offensive coordinators are. Among the reasons mentioned are recent head coaching busts with DC backgrounds, notably former Florida HC and current Auburn DC Will Muschamp (ESPN)

No Price Too High?
Chadd Scott takes a look into how the price of "full cost of attendance" scholarships vary from school to school. (Sportsday Now!)

Oregon student athletes thank Marcus Mariota in new video.

Oregon football reached new heights with former starting quarterback Marcus Mariota. As the reigning Heisman Trophy winner prepares for the 2015 NFL Draft, the school released a "thank you" video, which features many of the student athletes from several of its sports programs.




(via Dr. Saturday)

Monday, April 27, 2015

Oregon OC Scott Frost downplays concern for the Duck's post-Mariota future.

Marcus Mariota with Scott Frost. Photo via The Daily Emerald.


Oregon fans will be watching the 2015 NFL Draft closely to see which team picks the Ducks' former starting quarterback, Marcus Mariota. More than a few of them will probably do so with a touch of apprehension for the program's future without him.

Four-star OT prospect Brodarious Hamm commits to Tennessee.

Brodarious Hamm. Photo via The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.


Tennessee snagged a four-star recruit right from under Georgia over the weekend. Griffin, Ga. 2016 offensive tackle prospect Brodarious Hamm (file that for Name of the Year 2016!), who had been previously leaning towards either Georgia or Auburn, verbally committed to the Vols over the weekend.

Flier at Texas Tech declares "Throwing trash in a recycling bin is an Aggie Thing."


It's been almost three years since Texas A&M left the Big 12 Conference for the SEC. That doesn't mean the Big 12 is ready to move on from clean, old-fashioned hatred of the Aggies.

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Michigan State adds Ohio tight end prospect Noah Davis to its 2016 recruiting class.

Noah Davis. Photo via Scout.com.


It looks to be a big day for Michigan State. Not only did the school release an incredible six-minute hype video, but it gained a commitment for its 2016 recruiting class.

Michigan State releases six-minute hype video.


Got a few minutes - like maybe six? That's how long Michigan State's latest hype video is. Of course, when you've gone 24-3 over the past two seasons, and won the 2014 Rose Bowl and 2015 Cotton Bowl, you've got a lot of things to hype.




Your move, Jim Harbaugh.

(via College Spun)

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 SI.com.

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)

Monday, April 20, 2015

Junior running back Najee Harris is first commitment to Alabama's 2016 recruiting class.

Najee Harris. Photo via 247Sports. 


National Signing Day 2016 is still 10 months away. Consider that for a moment as Alabama has managed to get its first commitment for its 2017 recruiting class.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Florida redshirt defensive back J.C. Jackson arrested in connection with armed robbery.

Another Florida player is in trouble with the law. Redshirt freshman defensive back J.C. Jackson was arrested by Gainesville, Fl. police on charges of being involved with the armed robbery of a person described as being "an acquaintance."

Saturday, April 18, 2015

The Fallout: Jim Harbaugh, Bronco Mendenhall, Alabama, and more.

Welcome to the Fallout - Friday edition.

I Just Dropped In.
Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh took time out to check out a practice session of Michigan's Ultimate Frisbee team. (College Spun)

Bronco Buster.
BYU head coach Bronco Mendenhall describes dealing with the on-and-off-the-field issues that have surrounded the Cougar football program in recent years. (The Salt Lake Tribune)

There can be only one. 
Matt Zenitz looks at the competition at Alabama for the starting positions at quarterback, inside linebacker, and safety. (al.com)

The Hunter Gets Captured By the Game. 
Ted Miller profiles Utah defensive end Hunter Dimick. (ESPN)



Steve Spurrier turning 70, still working out harder than most sports reporters.

Steve Spurrier posing shirtless with Josh Kendall. Photo via The State. 


It's almost hard to believe that Steve Spurrier is turning 70 on Monday. Part of that disbelief comes from the fact that the South Carolina head coach neither looks or acts his age. Spurrier credits that to a workout regimen that he's managed to maintain on a regular basis since his days as a quarterback in the NFL.

Friday, April 17, 2015

The Fallout: Jameis Winston, John Swofford, spring games, and more.

Welcome to the Fallout -  Friday edition.

The elephant that's still in the room.
The former Florida State student who accused former Jameis Winston of rape has filed a civil suit against the former FSU starting quarterback in Florida. (ESPN)

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Vandals paint Michigan State Spartan statue maize and blue.


From the "Things that have only gotten less and less funny over the years" department comes news that vandals have once again painted the Michigan State Spartan statue maize and blue.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Off Day.

Things kind of came up today. Sorry for that. Be back tomorrow.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Utah releases Fast and Furious homage-style recruiting video.

Utah has released a video warning other schools to stay away from what it considers its recruiting territory. Apparently, Utes head coach Kyle Whittingham and his coaching staff plan to outrace opposing coaches to the Beehive State's recruits, Fast and Furious style.


Monday, April 13, 2015

Lou Holtz is an ex-ESPN college football analyst.

Lou Holtz is an ex-ESPN college football analyst. SI.com reported Sunday night that the 78-year old former coach and the had come to a "mutual agreement" with the network in regards to his departure.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

The Fallout: Mike Riley, Mark Richt, Utah State, and more.

Welcome to the Fallout - Sunday edition.

The Life of Riley.
76,881 Nebraska supporters turned out for the first Cornhusker spring game under new head coach Mike Riley. (ESPN)

I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For.
Georgia head coach Mark Richt says that the competition between Bryce Ramsey and Faton Bauta for the Bulldog starting quarterback position is still on following the team's spring game on Saturday. (AP/Yahoo! Sports)

Tonight, I celebrate my love for you. 
Ohio State held Student Appreciation Day at Ohio Stadium on Saturday. Students got their chance to be photographed with the College Football Playoff championship trophy which the Buckeyes won in January. (Dr. Saturday)

Let's Make a Deal. 
Utah State and the Maverik convenience store chain reach an agreement to rebrand the school's Romney Stadium as Maverik Stadium. (Stadium Journey)

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Nike reveals TCU's 2015 uniforms.

Uncle Phil's Misguided Children

Uncle Phil's Misguided Children strike again! This time Nike has released the 2015 season designs for TCU, which include patters inspired by the skin of the school's horned frog mascot.



Friday, April 10, 2015

Off day

Off day be back tomorrow.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Is Georgia Southern the next Boise State?

Photo via USA Today.


Could Georgia Southern become the next Boise State? The one-time FCS powerhouse-turned fledgling FBS program took the Sun Conference by storm in its first season, going undefeated in conference play and winning the conference title.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

The Fallout: Morgantown, WV. cracks down on West Virginia supporters burning patio furniture.

West Virginia fans being West Virginia fans. Photo via WV Public Broadcasting.


The city of Morgantown, WV has had enough with West Virginia University students and their penchant for burning things following football and basketball games. The city council has taken the draconian measure of banning outdoor upholstered furniture within the city limits.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Relaxing of NCAA rules could loosen regulations on conference title games.


Deregulators, Mount up! CBS Sports' Dennis Dodd is reporting that the NCAA is expected to pass legislation that would deregulate how conference championship games are played.

Monday, April 6, 2015

Army retires "Black Knights" nickname, rebrands as "Cadets."



Army is retiring its "Black Knights" nickname. The academy will replace the nickname, used officially since 1999, with the more traditional "Cadets" nickname.

Alabama adds California OT Jonah Williams to 2016 recruiting class.

Jonah Williams. Photo via scout.com.


Alabama got its sixth commitment for its recruiting class of 2016 over the weekend. Folsom, Ca. offensive tackle Jonah Williams made his commitment to the Crimson Tide on Saturday.

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Easter with the (Blue) Devil: Christian Laettner signing autographs in Indianapolis.

Fan with Christian Laettner at Final Four Fan Fest. Image via @laettnerball.


The bad news for former Duke and NBA star Christian Laettner is that neither he or those of use in the unwashed masses will get to see a repeat of the 1992 Duke vs. Kentucky NCAA Men's Basket Ball Championship. The good news? Laettner is now second behind Wisconsin's Frank Kaminsky as the least popular basketball player in Kentucky basketball history (at least for now).

 Though when you think about it, that might be even worse news for Laettner, who does seem to like being the boogeyman in Wildcat nightmares.

Jim Harbaugh gives some free Easter egg hunting advice on Twitter.



Jim Harbaugh at Michigan's Spring Game. Photo via Scoopnest.


Ready for that annual Easter Egg hunt at your family's annual Easter get-together? First-year Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh has provided some handy advice for you via Twitter.


Saturday, April 4, 2015

The Fallout: Steve Spurrier, Christian Hackenberg, Urban Meyer, and more.

Welcome to the Fallout - Saturday edition.

I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For.
South Carolina head coach Steve Spurrier says the decision on who will be the Gamecocks' starting quarterback will "drag into the summer in all likelihood." (AP/Yahoo! Sports)

Onward Christian Hackenberg.
Josh Moyer profiles Penn State starting QB Christian Hackenberg. (ESPN)

Spring Forward.
Kevin McGuire reviews Michigan's first spring game under head coach Jim Harbaugh. (College Football Talk)

Least. Shocking. News. Ever. Of the day.
Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer is named the top head coach outside the SEC by Saturday Down South. SDS should put an asterisk next to that one since Meyer was the former head coach of Florida.  Florida State's Jimbo Fisher, Michigan State's Mark Dantonio, TCU's Gary Patterson, and Oregon's Mark Helfrich round out the list.




Friday, April 3, 2015

The Fallout: Nick Saban, Ezekiel Elliott, Kirk Ferentz, and more.

Welcome to the Fallout - Friday edition.

I'm sorry, so sorry.
Alabama head coach Nick Saban admits that he didn't properly handle his press conference regarding the dismissal of former Crimson Tide defensive tackle Jonathan Taylor. (Dr. Saturday)

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Jonathan Taylor won't be reinstated at Alabama despite accuser recanting domestic violence allegations.


The accuser in the domestic violence case against Jonathan Taylor has recanted he accusations she made the former Alabama defensive tackle. She has since been arrested for giving a false report to the police. Despite this development, the both the school and head coach Nick Saban says Taylor will not be reinstated. 

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Things Came Up.


Things kind of came up today. Will be back tomorrow.