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Fans’ postgame field rush could prove costly for Big 12 teams

The SEC confirmed earlier this week that it would be stiffening its penalties against schools whose fans rush the field/storm the court following wins.  Wednesday, another Power Five conference confirmed it will be carrying a bigger stick when it comes to such potentially dangerous activities as well. According to Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby, one…

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Everett Golson talks ‘fresh start’ in move to FSU

When it came to the Everett Golson situation, we already knew the who, what, where and when: the quarterback transferred to Florida State earlier this month. What has been unknown is why Golson left Notre Dame to play his final season elsewhere. Most assumed it had something to do with being behind Malik Zaire in…

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Ex-OSU Cowboy, UA Wildcat QB Daxx Garman to give Terps a try

Daxx Garman has already been a quarterback in the Pac-12 and Big 12, so now he figures he’ll hit up one more Power Five conference for his final collegiate act. Thursday afternoon, Maryland announced that the well-traveled quarterback will join the Terrapins football team for his last season of football.  As the strong-armed Garman will be…

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SEC to join satellite camp craze if no national rule is enacted

The dreaded “satellite camp” imbroglio percolated again yesterday, with the SEC essentially threatening to join in the recruiting fun if nothing is done on a national basis about the practice. Earlier this week, incoming SEC commissioner Greg Sankey intimated that, if a national rule banning coaches from working as “guest” coaches at high school football…

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Former NCAA executive director Walter Byers dies at 93

Walter Byers, the man who, for better or worse, created the modern NCAA passed away on Wednesday at his home in Emmett, Kan. He was 93. Byers’ son Fritz said the cause was a urinary tract infection that spread to his bloodstream. Byers famously left his post as an assistant sports information director for the Big…

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After year-long study, Auburn won’t claim any more national championships

For years – heck, eons – Alabama’s practice of claiming some, uh, dubious national championships has driven Auburn fans crazy. So much so, in fact, that last year the school launched a study into whether or not it should start claiming some bygone national championships of its own. The results are in, and Auburn will keep…

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American sets kick times for a number of ESPN-broadcasted games

The season is getting ever closer. We crossed the double-digit barrier until FBS opening day this week, and on Wednesday the American announced a number of finalized kick times for games that will be shown on the ESPN family of networks. The bulk of the games are opening weekend tilts, allowing the season to feel…

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Louisville DE Devonte Fields headed to trial for assault charge

It feels like much more than a year has passed since Devonte Fields was set to anchor a TCU defensive front on the Horned Frogs’ quest to rebound from a 4-8 campaign. That all changed last July when the former Big 12 Defensive Freshman of the Year was accused of pointing a gun at his ex-girlfriend and…

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Former four-star OU QB Justice Hansen to transfer

Justice Hansen, a redshirt freshman Oklahoma quarterback from nearby Edmond, Okla., has announced his intention to transfer before appearing in his first game as a Sooner. The former four-star recruit in the class of 2014 provided a statement to SoonerScoop.com explaining his decision to leave Norman. The site said Hansen will be given permission to transfer without…

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SEC to boost penalties for field rushing violations

There are many things in football that fans love but players and coaches hate. Games marred by excess rain or snow come to mind. But top of the list is field rushing. Rushing the field is one of the many things that separates college football from its professional counterpart. It’s an entirely collegial activity, the…

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