- Nick Bromberg at From The Marbles40 mins ago
If there's a bug anywhere in the vicinity of Greg Biffle's car, garage stall or hauler in 2015, there's something wrong.
Roush Fenway Racing announced that Ortho would serve as the team's primary sponsor for half of the season next year. Recently, 3M, Biffle's current sponsor, moved over to sponsor Jeff Gordon in 11 races in 2015.
Biffle will drive an Ortho paint scheme next week at Michigan.
Scotts, the parent company of Ortho, has sponsored Mark Martin and Carl Edwards at Roush previously. Edwards was driving a Scotts car when he recorded his first Sprint Cup Series win, chasing down Jimmie Johnson at Atlanta.
The announcement of Ortho means that all three of Roush's team's have main primary sponsors for 2015. Trevor Bayne will have AdvoCare, his Nationwide Series sponsor while Fastenal moves from Edwards' car to Ricky Stenhouse Jr. next year.
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- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday1 hr ago
Patton Robinette has won Vanderbilt's quarterback competition.
Coach Derek Mason announced Thursday that Robinette would start Vanderbilt's season opener against Temple.
Mason said Robinette had progressed the furthest of the team's quarterbacks from the spring. He was competing with Stephen Rivers, a transfer from LSU and the younger brother of San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers and redshirt freshman Johnny McCrary.
"I thought he did a better job of keeping his composure, keeping his eyes down the field, learning how to use his skillset in terms of keeping plays alive and then managing what we do," Mason said.
Robinette played significantly in 2013 as a redshirt freshman for the Commodores. He first saw siginificant playing time in Vanderbilt's win over Georgia when Austyn Carta-Samuels was injured. He started against Texas A&M and Florida and got snaps in every game for the remainder of Vanderbilt's season before starting the Commodores' bowl game after Carta-Samuels was lost for the season with a torn ACL.
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday1 hr ago
If you were planning to take your shot at Harvey Updyke in a dunk tank, you have some apparent e-unruly fans to thank for your missed opportunity.
The Toomer's Corner oaks poisoner'sappearance at a charity event in Mobile, Ala.,has been canceled. According to ESPN, former Alabama QB AJ McCarron, his wife Katherine and his mother Dee Dee Bonner, who were helping organize the event, received "death threats and other ugly messages on social media."
"It seems to be taking away from the primary purpose, which is raising awareness for children's cancer," Bonner told ESPN. "We don't want to take away from the focus. We needed to get away from it."
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday15 hrs ago
Welcome to the Dr. Saturday Podcast! Throughout the season we'll be talking weekly about whatever is going on in the world of college football.
This week, join Graham Watson and Nick Bromberg as we preview the upcoming season. We chat about:
• The worth of preseason polls
• The College Football Playoff
• Auburn and Nick Marshall
• Boise State
• Graham's devil's advocate Oklahoma possibility
• Colorado (It's the most anyone has talked about Colorado in five years. Kidding.)
• If we are all warrior enough to play for Troy Calhoun at Air Force
Listen to the podcast in the player below ordownload the podcast here.
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- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday22 hrs ago
This is an idea that sounds really good when you don't consider the possible drawbacks.
Iman Marshall,a five-star DB recruit according to Rivals, wants to take six official visits. However, NCAA regulations only permit five. Notre Dame, Florida State, LSU and Michigan are set and the fifth visit is between Oklahoma and Texas. So Marshall decided to enlist the help of fans on Twitter to decide his fifth visit.
We know how vicious fans can be on social media, so while Marshall may have good intentions, he's in a spot where he's opening himself up for a lot of trash talk, both towards himself and Texas and Oklahoma from the rival fanbases.
- Nick Bromberg at From The Marbles22 hrs ago
Throughout the week you can send us your best questions, jokes, rants and just plain miscellaneous thoughts to firstname.lastname@example.org or @NickBromberg.We'll post them here, have a good time and everyone's happy.
Everyone feeling better this week? Miss the truck race Thursday because of work? Spoiler alert, Brad Keselowski won his first race in the Truck Series ... ever. Hard to believe isn't it? When I first saw that stat I had to do a double-take to realize it wasn't true.
As we're on a truck note, this is interesting. Last week at Michigan, Keselowski's team's truck's had front splitter problems. Apparently because a NASCAR official got confused. But if the official was confused, did the team say something and protest its case?
The ubiquity of the Ice Bucket Challenge means that humans now have to do something original and spectacular to get noticed. But dogs doing the Ice Bucket Challenge? We'll definitely watch.
UConn's Jonathan XIV did the challenge to benefit the ALS Association this week and challenged Georgia's Uga IX. There shouldn't be much consideration for Uga IX to accept. On hot days at Sanford Stadium, Uga is given a bag of ice to lay on. This is going to be easy for him.
Jonathan was challenged by Northern Illinois' Mission, who did the challenge and also challenged Dubs at the University of Washington. It was still adorable even though Mission just sat in a kiddie pool of ice.
We anxiously await Uga's response. Maybe he'll challenge Bevo. Or Mike the Tiger.
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Harvey Updyke is back in the public eye and this time it's for something good.
The man who poisoned the oaks at Auburn's Toomer's Corner is going to do a dunk tank for charity in September. The event will be September 27 in Mobile, Ala., and Updyke will be available not only for the dunk tank but for people to throw pies at his face as well.
"He thought about it and thought about it," his wife Elva Updyke told ESPN.com. "His daughter said he needed to do it because it will show that he's not as big of a nut as some people believe. He told them they can do whatever they want to him if it will raise money for kids."
The event is run by T.J. Hodges, who is raising money for the family of John Oliver, a terminally ill child in Mobile. Oliver had cancer and died in July. According to Hodges, former Alabama QB AJ McCarron and his mother Dee Dee Bonner are also helping organize the event.
Missouri doesn't look like it's feeling the pressure of defending its SEC East title. Or if Mizzou is feeling it, dancing is the way to cope.
On Wednesday, defensive coordinator Dave Steckel joined the dancing, when he "taught" his defenders how to do the Dougie.
Two days earlier, his cornerbacks got their groove on.
Perhaps this trend was started by Missouri's offensive line?Almost every position group on the offensive side of the ball has been in a dancing video. The tight ends did the haka.
The wide receivers had a dance line.
The running backs dance too, but they might have been the weakest dancers of the bunch.
The quarterbacks jumped on it.
And the strength department even danced after doing an up-down.
Was the allure of Houston the reason Vince Young declared for the NFL draft after he led Texas to the 2006 BCS national championship?
Young left Texas with a season of eligibility on the table and his hometown Texans had the No. 1 pick in the draft. In an interview with 104.9 The Horn on Wednesday, Young said if he had known the Texans weren't going to take him, he would have stayed in school.
The Texans ultimately took N.C. State DE Mario Williams at No. 1. Young was selected at No. 3 by the Tennessee Titans.
"It was very close … The Texans had the No. 1 pick and that was a place I wanted to play in. I wish they would have told me they wasn’t picking me because I would have stayed my senior year," Young said with a bit of a chuckle. "But it didn’t happen like that … being a kid, watching the Oilers all my life and having the opportunity to play for [the former Oilers], it was a dream come true as well."
Alex Loeb then asked Young if he would redo his decision if he had the same opportunity, with the same circumstances.