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College Football in Coronavirus Quarantine: On this day in CFT history, including Jeremy Pruitt committing a minor NCAA violation for tweeting congratulations to his old his school team

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The sports world, including college football, had essentially screeched to a halt in the spring as countries around the world battled the coronavirus pandemic. As such, there was a dearth of college football news as the sport went into a COVID-induced hibernation.  Slowly, though, the game is coming back to life.  Hopefully.

That being said, we thought it might be fun to go back through the CollegeFootballTalk archives that stretch back to 2009 and take a peek at what transpired in the sport on this date.

So, without further ado — ok, one further ado — here’s what happened in college football on July 11, by way of our team of CFT writers both past and present.

(P.S.: If any of our readers have ideas on posts they’d like to read during this college football hiatus, leave your suggestions in the comments section.  Mailbag, maybe?)

2019

THE HEADLINE: Jeremy Pruitt commits minor NCAA violation by tweeting congrats to old high school
THE SYNOPSIS: There’s asinine.  And then there’s the NCAA.  Don’t you just loathe love the inaneness that is The Association’s rulebook?

2018

THE HEADLINE: Tim Tebow to be inducted into Florida’s Ring of Honor during LSU game this October
THE SYNOPSIS: The only surprise here is that it took Football Jesus nearly a decade to get in.  As for those who went in before him? Wilber MarshallEmmitt SmithSteve SpurrierDanny Wuerffel and Jack Youngblood.

2017

THE HEADLINE: Oklahoma president: “I’m philosophically in favor of a 10-win Texas.”
THE SYNOPSIS: From David Boren, this is one of my all-time favorite college football quotes.  Boren did add, though, “we don’t want them to do it at our expense.”

2015

THE HEADLINE: Jimbo Fisher bans FSU players from bars
THE SYNOPSIS: This was a direct result of two Florida State players — quarterback Deandre Johnson and running back Dalvin Cook — connected to assaults at two different bars.

2014

THE HEADLINE: College football reacts to the Prodigal King’s return to Ohio
THE SYNOPSIS: Yes, Ohio State superfan LeBron James makes into a college football blog.  Again.

2012

THE HEADLINE: Paterno family: JoePa ‘did not cover up for Jerry Sandusky’
THE SYNOPSIS: The jury is still out on that decidedly one-sided sentiment.

College Football in Coronavirus Quarantine: On this day in CFT history, including Jerry Sandusky being found guilty on 45 counts of child sex abuse

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The sports world, including college football, has essentially screeched to a halt as countries around the world battle the coronavirus pandemic. As such, there’s a dearth of college football news as spring practices have all but been canceled at every level of the sport. And there’s even some concern that the health issue could have an impact on the 2020 college football campaign.

In that vein, we thought it might be fun to go back through the CollegeFootballTalk archives that stretch back to 2009 and take a peek at what transpired in the sport on this date.

So, without further ado — ok, one further ado — here’s what happened in college football on June 23, by way of our team of CFT writers both past and present.

(P.S.: If any of our readers have ideas on posts they’d like to read during this college football hiatus, leave your suggestions in the comments section.  Mailbag, maybe?)

2018

THE HEADLINE: BYU AD confident in getting home game vs. Notre Dame
THE SYNOPSIS: Two years later, that confidence has bore no fruit.  Thus far.

2018

THE HEADLINE: Father of USC freshman WR dubbed the ‘Lavar Ball of college football’
THE SYNOPSIS: I’m fairly certain this wasn’t meant as a compliment.

2017

THE HEADLINE: Scholarship offer for a nine-year-old? Nevada says sure, why not
THE SYNOPSIS: Lane Kiffin no doubt approved of this move.  Havon Finney Jr. just completed the seventh grade this year.  He’ll be a member of the Class of 2025.

2015

THE HEADLINE: Steve Spurrier calls for Confederate flag removal… again
THE SYNOPSIS: The Ol’ Ball Coach has been very consistent with his stance on the issue.

2012

THE HEADLINE: Jerry Sandusky found guilty on 45 counts of child sex abuse
THE SYNOPSIS: Finally, justice for the victims of the former Penn State assistant coach/pedophile.

College Football in Coronavirus Quarantine: On this day in CFT history, including Bob Stoops stating ‘It’s not my intention to coach again. We’ll see what comes.’

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The sports world, including college football, has essentially screeched to a halt as countries around the world battle the coronavirus pandemic. As such, there’s a dearth of college football news as spring practices have all but been canceled at every level of the sport. And there’s even some concern that the health issue could have an impact on the 2020 college football campaign.

In that vein, we thought it might be fun to go back through the CollegeFootballTalk archives that stretch back to 2009 and take a peek at what transpired in the sport on this date.

So, without further ado — ok, one further ado — here’s what happened in college football on June 9, by way of our team of CFT writers both past and present.

(P.S.: If any of our readers have ideas on posts they’d like to read during this college football hiatus, leave your suggestions in the comments section.  Mailbag, maybe?)

2019

THE HEADLINE: Aaron Hernandez teammate Tony Joiner becomes second member of 2007 Florida team charged with murder
THE SYNOPSIS: Joiner was accused of murdering his girlfriend three years before. The victim, Heyzel Obando, was a 26-year-old mother of two girls.

2018

THE HEADLINE: Latest Heisman odds have Stanford’s Bryce Love, Wisconsin’s Jonathan Taylor out front
THE SYNOPSIS: Love was at 5/1, Taylor at 7/1.  The latter finished ninth in the voting, the former wasn’t even in the Top 10. In fairness to Love, his 2018 campaign was an injury-plagued one. As for that year’s Heisman winner?  Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray‘s odds were 20/1.

2017

THE HEADLINE: Bob Stoops: ‘It’s not my intention to coach again. We’ll see what comes’
THE SYNOPSIS: Stoops did return to coaching — in the now-defunct XFL. He was also rumored to be interested in the Florida State job.  Obviously, nothing came out of that situation.

2016

THE HEADLINE: Florida names Ben Hill Griffin Stadium field after Steve Spurrier
THE SYNOPSIS: Certainly, The OBC was well-deserving such an honor in The Swamp.

2014

THE HEADLINE: Mississippi State assistant coach’s house the scene of heroin (and live chicken) bust
THE SYNOPSIS: Offseason headlines, y’all!  It should be noted that the then-assistant, Deshea Townsend, merely owned the house as a rental property.

2013

THE HEADLINE: Parole Tide: Harvey Updyke to be released from jail Monday
THE SYNOPSIS: I was damn-proud of that headline.  And rightly so.  Don’t @ me.

2011

THE HEADLINE: Pryor’s attorney hints at legal action, makes NCAA-slavery connection
THE SYNOPSIS: You think that one caused a bit of a dustup in the comments?  And on Twitter?