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Picture of the day:  Football at Tiger Stadium Clemson and Boston College…final score Clemson 24 – Boston College 14.

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Vols and the Hokies Meeting in the Middle

Tennesse Volunteers and the Virginia Tech Hokies are reportedly meeting in the middle of the Bristol Motor Speedway in 2016.

Tennessee Volunteers vs Virginia Tech Hokies the  long-rumored football game may be on the verge of coming true.  For years there has been speculation and rumors that the Vols and Hokies  might square off in a rare meeting at Bristol Motor Speedway.  Full story here

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Clemson Tigers:   The Clemson Tigers football team, known traditionally as the “Clemson University Fighting Tigers”, represents Clemson University in the sport of American football.

Arena/Stadium: Memorial Stadium, Clemson

Head coach: Dabo Swinney
Conference: Atlantic Coast Conference
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Record Margin of Victory – College Fun Facts

Facts about College FootballCollege football’s largest margin of victory came in 1916, when Georgia Tech defeated Cumberland by a score of 222 to 0. The game was cut short by 15 minutes.
 The orange and white team colors of the Tennessee Volunteers were chosen in 1891 to represent the daisies which grow on the campus.
President John F. Kennedy compared the difficulties of reaching space in a rocket to the Rice Owls’ chances of defeating the Texas Longhorns.
 Field goals in college football were originally worth five points. This was decreased to four points in 1904 and three points in 1909.
 The Wisconsin Badgers once had a real-life badger as their mascot. During games, it would be led around the sidelines on a leash. The animal proved too mean, and it was replaced with a costumed mascot in 1940.
 During Nebraska Cornhuskers’ home games, their stadium becomes the state’s third largest city.
The Red River Shootout between Oklahoma and Texas is the oldest rivalry played at a neutral site. The game is held in Dallas, which is halfway between both campuses.
Oklahoma was still a U.S. Territory when the Red River Shootout started in 1900. Oklahoma didn’t receive statehood until 1907.
 ♦In 1915, a group of Aggie supporters placed a brand on the longhorn steer of a Texas student. The brand, 13-0, represented A&M’s 1915 win over the Longhorns. In an effort to cover up the brand, the owner turned the one and three into the letter “B,” and then came up with “EVO.” This became the school’s mascot, although the original Bevo was later eaten.
 ♦The number of players fielded by each college team was reduced to 20 in 1873. It was reduced to 15 in 1876 and then to the current 11 in 1880.
There are four college football stadiums which hold more than 100,000 fans: Penn State’s Beaver Stadium, The University of Tennessee’s Neyland Stadium, The University of Michigan’s Michigan Stadium and Ohio State’s Ohio Stadium.
College football fields were originally 120 yards long and 100 yards wide.

Johnny Manziel was Paid for Autographs

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Johnny Manziel Update:  Sources claim he was paid.

While the NCAA investigates a report that Johnny Manziel accepted a “five-figure flat fee” with an autograph broker for signing Johnny Football, Texas A&Mmemorabilia, ESPN reported  that another broker paid Manziel cash for signing approximately 300 mini and regular-sized helmets on Jan. 11.

The unknown source claims that Manziel was paid $7,500 while attending the Walter Camp Football Foundation in New Haven, Conn.

The anonymous broker played two cell phone videos for ESPN which showed Manziel signing white Texas A&M helmets and footballs laid out on a bed in a hotel room. However, the video does not show Manziel accepting any money.

The broker and his partner originally requested money to release the videos for use on ESPN, which ESPN declined to pay.

ESPN has connected three autograph brokers to Manziel. The first, Drew Tieman, is based in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and allegedly met with Manziel the day before the BCS title game to purchase autographs. The identities of the second, who is based in Alabama and claims to have met with Manziel the night before the Texas A&M vs. Alabama game in November, and the third are not known.

NCAA Bylaw 12.5.2.1 prohibits players from accepting money for promotion or sale of a product or service.

Based on past case precedent – which, when dealing with the inconsistent NCAA, could mean nothing – Manziel could be facing a five-game suspension if found guilty.

Manziel’s Aggies host No. 1 Alabama on Sept. 14, the third game of their season. It is the single-most anticipated contest of the college football season and perhaps the biggest in school history.

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 Johnny Football News:

June 2012 arrest: On June 29, 2012, before he was chosen as Texas A&M’s starting quarterback and before his first college game, Manziel was arrested and charged with three misdemeanors—disorderly conduct, failure to identify, and possession of a fictitious driver’s license.hese charges stemmed from a late-night fight in College Station, Texas.In July 2013, he pled guilty for failure to identify, and the other two charges were dismissed. As part of the plea agreement, he must pay a $2,000 fine and $232 in court costs. The agreement also stated that he had to spend two days in jail, but he won’t have to since he had already served time following his arrest in June 2012.

During the 2013 offseason, Manziel drew criticism from some media reporters over his partying behavior off the field

In July 2013, Manziel served as a coach/counselor during the Manning Passing Academy in Thibodaux, Louisiana, a football camp for aspiring quarterbacks in grades 8-12. Johnny had to leave the camp early after being late and missing some practice assignments. He reportedly left due to an unspecified illness, but on the same day, he was seen at a bar in College Station.

Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron tried unsuccessfully to wake up his roommate, Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel, at least one morning at the Manning Passing Academy, a source told ESPN.

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Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett Will File an Anti-trust Lawsuit Against the NCAA

Pennsylvania Governor Sues N.C.A.A. to Void Penn State Penalties…

The lawsuit alleged that the N.C.A.A. violated antitrust laws, saying Emmert and the organization

“exercised their power through a never-before-used process, one specifically designed to cripple a member institution’s football program.” The lawsuit said that N.C.A.A. leaders, rather than traditional investigators, imposed the penalties, putting aside rules and asserting unusual authority in punishing the university.

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett announced plans Wednesday to file an anti-trust lawsuit against the NCAA over its sanctions against Penn State University following the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal.

 Last July, the NCAA levied unprecedented sanctions against the university, including a fine of $60 million. It also stripped 14 seasons of football victories from late head coach Joe Paterno.

 “These sanctions did not punish Sandusky,” or those who allegedly helped cover up his repeated sexual abuse of disadvantaged children, said Corbett at a news conference in State College.

 He said they instead affect past and current students who were not part of the scandal.

 “I cannot and will not let it happen without a fight,” said Corbett, adding that the Sandusky case was a criminal matter and not a violation of NCAA rules.

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According to Corbett….

  •  The state’s U.S. House delegation objects to how the NCAA will spend $60 million fine
  • Only 25% of the $60 million fine against Penn State will be spent within state

2012 Bowl Results – Lane Kiffin needs to be fired tonight!!

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Jerry Sandusky Releases Audio Pre-Sentencing Statement

October 8th, 2012 Disgraced former Penn State assistant football coach  Jerry Sandusky will be sentenced on 45 counts of child sex abuse tomorrow in  Bellefonte, PA. The 68-year-old,  is facing potential life imprisonment.  Sandusky who still maintains that he is innocent issued pre-sentencing recording from jail today…

WVU Mascot Told Not to Shoot Wildlife With Musket

Mascot Shot Bear With Musket: Mountaineer Jonathan Kimble Posts Picture Of Kill, Reprimanded By West Virginia 

What does the WVU Mascot Jonathan Kimble do with his musket when he’s not firing at the opponents on the field?  He takes on black bears in the back woods of West Virginia….and…according to photographs…he has a great aim.

Kimbell, 24,  along with some friends and family went on an outing to “who knows exactly” where.  Kimbell, who must have expected trouble took his “musket” with him. 

It was then that he  shot and killed a bear with his  “bona fide” weapon….actually…it couldn’t have been too hard to miss since the bear was perched in a tree…minding his own business and didn’t have time to get away…

A video and photos of Kimbell firing his musket were posted online…

The WVU mascot wears buckskin and a coonskin cap and fires the musket – loaded with black powder but minus ammunition – at home athletic events and other sponsored activities. Hunting isn’t one of them.

According to sources…the University wasn’t amused by his hunting skills and ordered him to stop using the “prop” on his hunting excursions.

“While Jonathan Kimble’s actions broke no laws or regulations, the university has discussed this with him, and he agrees that it would be appropriate to forego using the musket in this way in the future,” said WVU spokesman John Bolt.

The Mountaineer Mascots Tradition…

The Firing of the Rifle is a tradition carried out by the Mountaineer Mascot to open several athletic events. The Mountaineer points the gun into the air with one arm and fires a blank shot from a custom rifle, a signal to the crowd to begin cheering at home football and basketball games. The Mountaineer also fires the rifle every time the team scores during football games.

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Top 25 Most Unusual College Mascots…

Tigers, lions, bears, and birds of prey are among the most popular college football mascots.

 Conventional wisdom dictates that a good college mascot should evoke strength and power, but some schools defy traditional thought.

25) Rowan University. The Rowan Profs (that’s short for Professors) are represented field-side by an owl named Whoo RU. While the owl itself is not an intriguing mascot, you have to give Rowan credit for the naming pun, which comes with a dash of irony, seeing as they are the Professors.

 24) University of Texas at El Paso. The Miners’ mascot, Paydirt Pete, looks like Woody from “Toy Story” hung out with Burt Reynolds for a little too long. Watch him with the Miners.

 23) West Virginia University. The Mountaineers’ mascot is not merely a furry facsimile of a mountaineer, but is an actual human dressed up in full Mountaineer regalia, including the coon-skinned hat and rifle. Points for keeping it real.

 22) University of Akron. Zippy the Kangaroo makes me wonder why we don’t see more marsupials on the sidelines on Saturdays.

 

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