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Sunday, December 21, 2014

College Football

Shoulder Injury Could Be a Chronic Problem for Sam Bradford

Much like the way knee injuries or tight hamstrings bother some guys, Sam Bradford’s shoulder injury looks like it could turn into a chronic problem. The shoulder was initially injured when Bradford was slammed to the turf against BYU and he missed a month to recover from the sprain. After playing against Baylor last weekend…Read More

NCAA Lays the Smack Down on Bama

Several programs at Alabama were punished about six/seven months ago for participating in a textbook scandal. What happened was several athletes, across multiple sports, got textbooks for their classmates for no cost because the athletes had their books covered by their scholarship. The school was placed on probation for three years and also had to…Read More

Darnell Dockett, Deion Sanders Come to Bobby Bowden’s Defense

Angered over a 2-3 start to the season, Florida State trustees have been trying to get Bobby Bowden to step down after the season and let Jimbo Fisher take over the program. Bowden famously said that there’s only one big event after retirement and he’s not looking forward to it. The trustees meanwhile are angling…Read More

Refs Admit Screwup on Excessive Celebration Call that Hurt Georgia

The Georgia/LSU game on Saturday featured one of the stranger endings of the season. After struggling to score for three quarters, Georgia scored a TD at the beginning of the 4th to make it 7-6. The teams played 57 minutes with only 13 combined points scored, and then they traded touchdowns three times in the…Read More

Case Keenum Might Have a Sore Arm

One of the late games on Saturday night featured Houston going to El Paso to face UTEP. The game was tied 17-17 at halftime but UTEP came out firing in the second half and piled up 41 points, winning 58-41. If there was a bright side to Houston’s disappointing first loss of the season, it’s…Read More

Does Damian Williams Get Frequent Flyer Miles for This Touchdown?

USC smacked Cal Saturday 30-3, solidifying its place as one of the top teams in the Pac-10 all the while making Cal look like a lightweight more than anything else. Ordinarily you wouldn’t say a turning point doesn’t happen in the first quarter of the game, but that’s when it happened to me. Cal drove…Read More

Joe Paterno Has No Time for Your Local Story Angles, Reporters

Tuesday news conferences for college football coaches are just what the name suggests — there for newspaper reporters. They use the Q&A session to ask the coach about information from either the previous game or the upcoming game, depending on what kind of story they’re working on. Often times you get the usual suspects which…Read More

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