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Tide tops in spring game attendance despite lowest turnout of Saban era

Only at football-mad Alabama could being tops at something nationally also, at the same time, result in a low-water mark for the current era. Such was the case Saturday afternoon as a total of 73,506 fans took in their Crimson Tide’s annual A-Day spring game.  That total topped the previous 2014 high-water mark of just…

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Maty Mauk, Mizzou adapting to life without DGB

The shock of Dorial Green-Beckham’s dismissal from the team probably hasn’t completely worn off at Mizzou just yet, even if quarterback Maty Mauk insisted “it’s behind us and we can’t do anything about it.” (via ESPN.com) Mizzou’s spring game on Saturday, then, serves as an early look at who Mauk and the Tigers turn to…

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Arrested Penn State lineman suspended

A week after an ugly off-field incident became public knowledge, a Penn State player has officially found himself in James Franklin’s doghouse. Shortly after Saturday’s well-attended spring game, the Penn State head coach confirmed that Anthony Alosi (pictured, No. 56) has been indefinitely suspended from the football team.  How long the suspension will remain and whether the…

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B1G crowds: Penn State tops 72k as Buckeyes, Huskers go over 61k

Who says rabid interest in spring football is limited to just the SEC and Deep South? With a spring game slate featuring a whopping nine schools from the 12-team (for now) conference, Penn State stood head and shoulders above every other Big Ten program as slightly more than 72,000 fans took in the Nittany Lions’…

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Missouri finds running back depth in first scrimmage

Missouri’s spring game is not for another couple of weeks, but the offense got off to a good start in Saturday’s first spring scrimmage. Sophomore running back Morgan Steward was the big performer of the day for the defending SEC East champions, rushing for three touchdowns and 117 yards as the offense claimed a 19-11…

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Vanderbilt moves Ole Miss game to LP Field

Vanderbilt could be opening their SEC schedule in professional style. According to a report by The Tennessean, it is expected Vanderbilt will announce a home game against Ole Miss will be moved to LP Field, home of the NFL’s Tennessee Titans. The announcement could come as early as this afternoon, as a press conference with Vanderbilt…

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Report: starting Penn State lineman sustains ‘serious knee injury’

Amidst the excitement of James Franklin‘s first spring in Happy Valley, a (potential) pall has been cast over the Penn State football program. Citing a pair of team sources, 247Sports.com is reporting that offensive lineman Miles Dieffenbach has sustained what’s being described as a “serious knee injury.”  The guard reportedly suffered the injury during a practice…

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Nashville group wants high-profile college kickoff game

In a matter of time, college football could be adding one more neutral site game to the early season line-up. A group in Nashville is beginning to make a push to add a game in Nashville, Tennessee that would ideally feature one SEC team clashing with a relatively high-profile opponent. “Music City Sports and Entertainment…

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Bill O’Brien still not happy with Penn State bowl ban

Former Penn State head coach Bill O’Brien is no longer under the governance of the NCAA, so he is as free as he has ever been to speak his mind about the situation Penn State’s football program is in. Speaking with NFL media at the NFL meetings in Orlando, Florida on Tuesday, O’Brien said it…

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James Franklin favors early signing period

A number of coaches have had their opinions on an early signing period put on record in recent weeks, many of which have come from the land of the SEC. Penn State head coach James Franklin has been keeping tabs on what his former SEC coaching rivals have been saying, and he is now on…

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Report: Mizzou, Gary Pinkel reach agreement on new contract

Rumored to be in the works for months, Missouri and its head football coach have reportedly come to an agreement on a new deal. Citing multiple sources, PowerMizzou.com is reporting that Gary Pinkel has signed off on a new contract that will increase his pay from $2.8 million in 2013 to at or just north…

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Is James Franklin waking a sleeping giant at Penn State?

Dominate the state. That is the motto new Penn State head coach James Franklin has been selling since his first press conference in Happy Valley. After putting together a solid Class of 2014 in his short time at Penn State, Franklin and his coaching staff have already lined up five of the top 15 players…

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Is Penn State changing its uniforms?

Penn State could be changing their football uniforms again. Three years after removing the white neckline from the home blue uniforms and blue neckline from the road white uniforms, the striping looks like it could possibly, potentially, perhaps be making a return. Maybe. In recent weeks Penn State football players have already been seen wearing football…

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Penn State produced a hype video for its coaches

It’s a whole new era at Penn State. If that wasn’t made clear with the hiring of James Franklin, this video about the Nittany Lions coaching staff should do the trick. No longer is Penn State resting on its laurels as it did for much of the late-Joe Paterno era. Franklin and Co. are ready…

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Ex-Mizzou QB James Franklin: ‘I wouldn’t say supportive, but accepting’ of Michael Sam

There are many facets and levels to Michael Sam‘s game-changing revelation this past weekend that will continue to reveal themselves as the discussion of gays in sports moves forward. Case in point?  James Franklin. Franklin was Missouri’s starting quarterback during most of Sam’s time with the football program and was one of the teammates to whom…

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