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Heisman Scrambles

19 Nov

Click on the tiles to discover the answers

Hint: Did he take the money?

Hint: Dez who?

Hint: On the highest scoring team in the NCAA

Hint: The Best QB in the Pac-10

Hint: Plays on the blue turf


Pick ‘Em – Week 12

19 Nov



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New Nike NFL Jerseys Deemed Fakes

19 Nov

In October, the NFL announced that Nike will replace Reebok as the official supplier of NFL gear in 2012. The internet has been buzzing the last few days with leaked images of the new Nike uniforms. Sadly, it was announced the designs were just fan art… Too bad, they’re fresh. Check out all 32 teams below.

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One end zone for offense at Wrigley

19 Nov

Only one end zone will be used for offense Saturday at Wrigley Field for the Illinois-Northwestern game because of safety concerns, the Big Ten announced Friday, and the Chicago Cubs said the decision caught them by surprise.

South End Zone will not be used for offense

The east end zone is just feet away from the right-field wall, and although there is padding, there still were concerns that players could be injured there.

Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald had said this week that he would have different game plans for each end zone to avoid the possibility of injury.

When a team is on offense Saturday, it will be positioned to head to the west end zone.

“Though it’s not ideal, it’s the right thing,” Northwestern athletic director Jim Phillips said on “The Waddle & Silvy Show” on ESPN 1000. “We’ve been planning for this for a while, there were no surprises. The field came out the way we thought, it ended up maybe being a little closer with some of the padding.

“As we looked at it — the visual aspect of it — this week, we just felt there was a low probability that something would happen. But had we taken every step that we could to ensure that the safety was maximized, and that we did everything we possibly could under our purview to make it as safe as possible? And the more we thought about it, the more we talked about it, we looked at it, we just felt like this was something we needed to do. And it was complete uniformity between the Big Ten conference, and Northwestern and Illinois. At the heart of it was to make sure we had done everything we could to make it safe.”
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SEC Suspends Bruce Pearl 8 Games

19 Nov

Southeastern Conference commissioner Mike Slive has suspended Tennessee coach Bruce Pearl for the Volunteers’ first eight conference games as punishment for violating NCAA rules and misleading investigators.

Slive sent a letter Thursday that informed Pearl he is prohibited from participating in practices, meetings and any other activities on Tennessee’s SEC game days between Jan. 8 and Feb. 5.

The suspension from coaching duties has been imposed after a careful review of the facts established during the NCAA’s investigation and reported to the SEC office,” Slive said Friday in a statement. “I am extremely disappointed in the nature of the violations involving Coach Pearl and the Tennessee men’s basketball program.

“The penalty applied to this circumstance is significant, which is consistent with the directive approved by the SEC membership in 2010 granting the commissioner authority to act in such cases.”

Tennessee said associate head coach Tony Jones would lead the Vols in Pearl’s absence.

Tennessee chancellor Jimmy Cheek said in response to the SEC suspension that the school would stand behind Pearl and that nothing had changed, saying that Pearl was Tennessee’s “coach for a very long time.”
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