- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday3 hrs ago
There's a college football connection on the upcoming season of ABC's "The Bachelorette," but it's got nothing to do with Kliff Kingsbury.
Josh Murray, the older brother of former Georgia QB Aaron Murray is a contestant vying for the affection of Andi Dorfman. Josh Murray is also a former Georgia football player. He was a strong safety and appeared in two games in 2010.
According to the Athens Banner-Herald, Lauren Murray, the mother of Aaron and Josh, said Josh left Sunday for California and is banned from all communication.
“He left Sunday (for California) and had to give up all forms of communication,” Lauren Murray said.
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday6 hrs ago
Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury participated in a Reddit Ask Me Anything question and answer sessionThursday and not surprisingly, many of the questions directed towards the stylin' Red Raider coach had nothing to do with football.
Yes, the Bachelor came up after Houston Texans QB Case Keenum's plea for Kingsbury to be on the show.Our guess is that ABC producers don't want a candidate to handpick his selection pool.
It didn't take long for a question about Ryan Gosling, either. Many think that Kingsburylooks like the actor, or maybe Gosling is the one that looks like Kingsbury?
The secret to Kingsbury's perfectly coiffed hair? Axe. Seriously.
This user was very happy to show off his username to Kingsbury.
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday7 hrs ago
Florida State QB Jameis Winston is such a big Lil Boosie fan that he reportedly called the rapper the day after the Seminoles won the BCS Championship Game.
According to TMZ, the recently-released-from-prison rapper says he got a call from Winston after FSU beat Auburn. Winston is a noted Boosie fan and the rapper says the two got along great during the call.
"We chopped it up ... I told him I was a fan of his also," Boosie said to TMZ.
Boosie was released from prison March 5 after spending five years behind bars.
He's been making the rounds after his release and was on Tiger TV on Tuesdaysaying that LSU needed to keep its in-state recruits rather than letting them go to Alabama. Boosie is a Baton Rouge, La. native.
- From The Marbles8 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.
Let's start with talking about qualifying briefly, then we'll touch on two of the funniest emails of the year before we vote on Kurt Busch's new FTM nickname, shall we?
I would have to disagree with your article and with NASCAR about a minimum speed requirement. If NASCAR did impose a minimum speed as a percentage of the leader then this would keep the car going at relatively the same speed as all the other cars. The problem exsists because the teams are used to taping up the grills for qualifying and not letting the are in. The teams just need to open up the grills and this would solve all the problems with overheating. This would make the cars closer to race trim than a different qualifying set up. - John
- From The Marbles10 hrs ago
Fans who parked for free in a Las Vegas Motor Speedway parking lot during Sunday's Sprint Cup race were forced to wait to leave until after fans in a paid parking lot left.
A man who wrote a letter to the speedway and local public officials was irate at what happened. He says that speedway parking attendants as well as Las Vegas Police and Nevada Highway Patrol officers prevented fans, including himself, from leaving until those who paid $59 to park had left.
“This is an illegal act! You cannot detain patrons against their will, without their consent, when there is no safety issue, no lives are at stake — when the only reason is LVMS wants to give priority exit status to paid parking patrons,” David Morehouse wrote in a Monday email to speedway President Chris Powell and local public officials. “The act is unconscionable, and should be punishable by fine or class action lawsuit.”
- Dr. Saturday12 hrs ago
It's not much of a surprise that Chris Fowler will succeed Brent Musburger as ABC/ESPN's lead college football announcer. However, it is a bit of one that his new duty isn't replacing an old one.
The network and Fowler, the long-time host of ESPN's "College GameDay" Saturday morning pregame show, announced a contract extension through 2023 on Thursday. With the extension, Fowler will continue hosting "GameDay" as well.
It had been reported that some at ESPN were not interested in Fowler returning as host of "GameDay" and adding Saturday night game responsibilities. He has hosted "GameDay" since 1990 and will team with Kirk Herbstreit, Lee Corso, Desmond Howard and others once again.
- Dr. Saturday1 day ago
Michigan hopes it has solved a student attendance problem in 2014.
Michigan's general admission policy in 2013 turned out to be a headache for the school. Because there were no assigned seats for each home game, students were required to line up before the games and then blitzed towards the seating sections when the gates opened at Michigan Stadium.
For the 2014 season, students will have reserved seating like before. Seating will be decided by attendance at 2013 games and then class levels.Class levels previously were the basis for Michigan's student seating arrangements before the move to general admission seating.
- Dr. Saturday1 day ago
Spring practice with a new offensive or defensive system is always a time for optimism. Especially when you're coming off a season that was considered underwhelming.
So don't be surprised to hear a bunch of praise emanating from Ann Arbor, Mich., as Michigan learns new offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier's offense this spring. And Tuesday, RB De'Veon Smith was already able to draw comparisons between Nussmeier's offense and the system that former offensive coordinator Al Borges used.
"It seems a lot more easier (to understand) than last year's offense, we're going to get used to it," sophomore running back De'Veon Smith said Tuesday. "The running schemes, they're a little bit more simple.
"Coach Borges, to me, was more of a pass first and run second (coach), I feel like coach Nussmeier (is the opposite)."
- Dr. Saturday1 day ago
Did you know that Nebraska coach Bo Pelini is a Cleveland Indians fan?
Pelini called in to Nebraska coach Darin Erstad's show Tuesday night to ask about the Indians prospects at a World Series. After realizing who "Bo in Lincoln" was, Erstad had to stop laughing to compose himself for a legitimate answer about the Tribe.
Pelini is a native of Youngstown, Ohio, and is riding a wave of Cleveland optimism after the team went 92-70 and finished second in the AL Central in 2013. The Indians lost to the Tampa Bay Rays in the Wild Card playoff game 1-0.
But we'll quibble with Erstad's claim that Indians fans are the most loyal. A certain Royal team in Cleveland's division had only its second winning season since 1994 last year. Last season was Cleveland's 10th in the same timeframe.
2014 is Erstad's third season as Nebraska's head baseball coach. A two-time All-Star and a World Series winner with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Erstad played baseball and football at Nebraska before the Angels drafted him with the first pick in the 1995 draft.
- Dr. Saturday1 day ago
Coaches are going to be using Nick Saban's reported support for the 10-second defensive substitution proposal against him for a long time.
Oklahoma assistant coach Cale Gundy tweeted a picture of a newspaper story about the withdrawal of the rule proposal with a shot at Saban. He deleted the tweet shortly thereafter, but Saturday Down South was able to get a screenshot.
Oklahoma beat Alabama 45-31 in the Sugar Bowl on Jan. 2. Since Bob Stoops' arrival at Oklahoma, the Sooners have been one of the nation's faster-paced teams and made a point to accelerate the tempo against the Crimson Tide in New Orleans. Oklahoma ran nine more plays than Alabama despite having the ball for a minute less.