Michigan v Ohio State

Denard Robinson wins cover vote for NCAA Football 14


An electrifying start to his Michigan career may not have led to a Heisman as some had predicted, but Denard Robinson has still proven popular when it comes to a top-selling video game.

EA Sports announced Tuesday that the ex-Wolverine quarterback has won the fan vote and will grace the cover of the NCAA Football 14 game.  Robinson edged out Texas A&M’s Ryan Swope for the honor.

While the exact number of votes cast was not given, EA Sports stated that over 250,000 were received.

“It’s my goal to make somebody’s day every day, but today the Michigan fan base and family made my day,” Robinson, who will not be compensated for appearing on the cover, wrote on Twitter after the results were announced. “It’s a blessing. Thank you all! Love!”

Denard Robinson NCAA Football 2014

Robinson becomes the third UM player to appear on the cover, joining Desmond Howard (NCAA Football 2006) and Charles Woodson (NCAA Football 1999).  Both of those players were Heisman winners.

Last year’s cover boy was Baylor’s Robert Griffin III.

Red River Rivalry blacked out for some DISH subscribers in Texas

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Today one of college football’s biggest rivalry games will be shown to DISH customers in Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth and seven other regions in Texas. The reason? Television contract disputes between Tegna and DISH.

Tegna is the largest independent owner of NBC and CBS affiliates in the country, including NBC affiliates in Denver, Washington D.C., Atlanta and Phoenix. The company is in a continued dispute with DISH related to fee disputes, per Variety.

“Our position has been simple: The same fundamental terms that allowed us to reach deals with distributors nationwide should serve as the basis for our deal with Dish,” a statement from Tegna said. “Rather than accepting that fair, market-based approach, Dish has refused to reach an agreement and once again is preventing its customers from accessing valued channels, even as customers continue to pay for that content.”

Now the dispute carries a concern for some fans wanting to watch Oklahoma and Texas this afternoon.

This should go over well, although there may be some Texas fans who may not want to witness what happens to the Longhorns anyway.

Maryland going back to Perry Hills at QB vs. Buckeyes

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Heading into what could be his final game as head coach of the Maryland Terrapins, Randy Edsall will reportedly go with Perry Hills as his starting quarterback.

Hills, a junior, got the start for the first two games of the season but the leash was short. Edsall made a change to Caleb Rowe following a loss at home to Bowling Green. Hills has completed 52.9 percent of his passes for 306 yards and four touchdowns with two interceptions. Rowe has been a disaster at the position, completing just 44.0 percent of his attempts for 428 yards, four touchdowns and an astounding 12 interceptions in five games. Daxx Garman has struggled as well with a completion percentage of just 33.0.

Maryland take son No. 1 Ohio State this afternoon in Columbus.