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  • Hauler containing Travis Kvapil's Sprint Cup car allegedly stolen

    Nick Bromberg at From The Marbles 42 mins ago

    Team Xtreme has withdrawn from Sunday's race at Atlanta after the No. 44 car Travis Kvapil was scheduled to drive was allegedly stolen from the parking lot of a hotel overnight Thursday.

    The team said the car was in a hauler attached to the back of a truck.

    Ok, to clarify. @Teamxtreme44 transporter is @amsupdates. The guys stayed and worked on the car Thursday at the shop in NC. They drove....

    down last night in a Ford dually and enclosed trailer with racecar inside. That was stolen out of hotel parking lot this am in Morrow, GA

    From NBC Sports:

    The black Ford pickup, white trailer (both with New Jersey license plates) and the No. 44 car were taken early Friday morning from outside the team’s hotel in Morrow, Ga. John Cohen said hotel security video shows a silver Jeep pull up before the trailer was taken.

    “That was a thief that stole that,’’ Cohen told NACAR Talk.

    According to Cohen, the team's owner, the team is planning to be at Atlanta.

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  • Surveillance images from Howard's Rock vandalism released (Photo)

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 3 hrs ago

    The man who vandalized Howard's Rock at Clemson's Memorial Stadium may not have realized he'd be caught on camera. Or if he did, he was pretty brazen.

    The school released surveillance images from the vandalism, which show a man hitting the glass case surrounding the rock with what appears to be a rod. The incident shattered the glass around the case, though Clemson said the rock itself appeared to be unharmed. Construction crews working on the stadium found the rock's case vandalized on Wednesday morning.

    Howard's Rock case vandal caught on tape. Photos, description and background: http://t.co/aTMaglK6wu #Clemson pic.twitter.com/BJZT6chhEo

    The suspect has not been found yet. From WLTX:

    The rock has been removed from Memorial Stadium until a new case is found.

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  • Texas A&M moving away from #WRTS hashtag

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 4 hrs ago

    If you're familiar with anything Texas A&M-related on Twitter, you've undoubtedly seen the #WRTS hashtag when it comes to recruiting.

    "WRTS" means "We Run This State," and while Kevin Sumlin has said he prefers using "YESSIR" when it comes to recruiting, others have used it. It, of course, can be interpreted as a shot at other Texas schools as the Aggies have started getting the highest-ranked recruiting classes in the state in recent years.

    However, A&M is now moving to officially distance itself from the hashtag.

    Why? Well, someone now related to the Texas A&M program filed a trademark for the wordmark.

    The father of Daylon Mack, a four-star defensive linemanwho committed in the class of 2015 to the Aggies, filed a trademark for #WRTS in the middle of 2014. He even used the same attorney that Johnny Manziel used for his "Johnny Football" trademark.

    Got any hashtag suggestions for A&M?

  • David Ragan: Full-time schedule with Front Row was 'a little iffy'

    Nick Bromberg at From The Marbles 17 hrs ago

    David Ragan's arrangement with Joe Gibbs Racing was aided by a tenuous full-time status at Front Row Motorsports.

    Ragan, who is filling in for Kyle Busch in the No. 18 car in the near-term, said it was "iffy" if he'd be able to run the full season in the No. 34 car.

    "Our situation at Front Row this year was a little iffy on whether we were going to be able to run the entire schedule," Ragan said. "We had some good sponsorship with some of our partners – CSX and KFC for the Daytona 500. I got a call from one of the management at Joe Gibbs Racing on Monday afternoon and they just asked if I had any interest in talking to them. They had heard that I wasn't committed or didn't have a firm commitment for the full, entire Sprint Cup season. I told them that I would have some interest if we could get all the parties to mutually agree on a package that would benefit us all."

    He said Thursday that he didn't know how long he'd be filling in for Busch, who is sidelined with a broken right leg and a broken left foot after his crash on Saturday.

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  • Happy Hour: It revolves around the Busch brothers

    Nick Bromberg at From The Marbles 17 hrs ago

    Happy Hour is back, back again. Happy Hour is back, back, tell a friend.

    Throughout the week you can send us your best questions, jokes, rants and just plain miscellaneous thoughts to happyhourmailbag@yahoo.com or @NickBromberg.We'll post them here and have a good time.

    Llamas, llamas everywhere on Thursday. We even heard they were testing a car or two at the track as part of a new NASCAR program designed to get animals into the sport. In case you were wondering if a llama could make the Chase, here are five reasons it could.

    QuikTrip is the title sponsor of Sunday's race, and to celebrate, QT is providing the media food for the weekend.

    Thanks @QuikTrip for the media center food this weekend! #FoHQT500 pic.twitter.com/IefMW48NBi

    Let's start with an email regarding the Daytona 500 finish.

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    It depends on the Chase! Yes, there are two Chases.

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  • Report: LSU can't sign early enrollees to financial aid agreements for 2 years

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 19 hrs ago

    LSU won't be able to sign any recruits who wish to enroll early to financial aid agreements for the next two years.

    The Advocate found the penalties handed down from the SEC via a public records request. The penalties stem from a player who signed a financial aid agreement with LSU to enroll early in January. When a player does so, the school he signs an FAA with is allowed unlimited contact – but only if he early enrolls with that school. The player didn't, and therefore LSU violated the unlimited contact provision.

    As part of the sanctions, LSU will also lose 21 (10 percent) of its 2015 recruiting evaluation days.

    The name of the recruit is unknown and the Advocate said LSU declined comment. The report does list one player who signed a FAA early but didn't sign a LOI with LSU.

    From the Advocate:

    LSU's 2015 recruiting class was ranked No. 8 in the country by Rivals.

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  • Ga. Tech student gets diversion program for Georgia schedule hacking

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 1 day ago

    A Georgia Tech student who allegedly hacked into Georgia's computer network was accepted into a pretrial diversion program.

    If Ryan Gregory Pickren completes the program, the felony computer trespass charge against him will be dismissed.

    What did Pickren do when he allegedly hacked into the UGA system? We'll let OnlineAthens.com take it from here:

    Authorities said Pickren made the post on UGA’s online calendar on Nov. 27, two days before the gridiron match-up. The posting, which was added below the legitimate entry for the game, read, “Sat., November 29, 2014/ 12:00 pm/ Get Ass Kicked by GT.”

    Tom Jackson, UGA’s vice president for public affairs, said the calendar hack was discovered shortly after it was posted on Thanksgiving and taken down about an hour after it appeared.

    It's worth noting that yes, Georgia Tech did back up Pickren's words. The Yellow Jackets beat the Bulldogs 30-24.

    (We'll admit that it seems a bit absurd that a felony charge stems from a simple phrase, computer hacking is – rightfully – taken seriously)

  • Ineligible Baylor RB Silas Nacita admits to breaking rules, apologizes

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 1 day ago

    Ineligible Baylor RB Silas Nacita tweeted an apology Thursday morning for breaking NCAA guidelines.

    Baylor announced Wednesday that the formerly homeless walk-on running back was ineligible because of rules violations. While Nacita said Wednesday that he was ruled ineligible by the NCAA, the NCAA said it never heard his case or made a ruling about it, meaning Baylor never took the case to the governing body.

    Thursday, Nacita apologized for breaking NCAA rules, misleading in his previous tweets, and said he should have accepted NCAA-approved guidance offered to him by Baylor.

    The bottom line is that I broke the rules. I should've never accepted the help and I am deeply sorry for my actions pic.twitter.com/Ekw0e4uSbQ

    Players are allowed to accept housing assistance from close family friends, but as he said in his apology, his utilization of the people around him didn't fit the guidelines.

    And this should be a lesson to all NCAA athletes to check with compliance before doing anything that could be considerend a violation of NCAA rules, no matter the circumstances.

    For more Baylor news,visit SicEmSports.com.

  • College football proved tricky again on Jeopardy!

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 1 day ago

    We've already established that easy college football questions for the Dr. Saturday reader can be incredibly tough questions for the Jeopardy! contestant, so what happened on Tuesday's Jeopardy! episode should come as no surprise.

    The clue for the $400 question was "In September 2013 a record crowd of more than 115,000 saw host Michigan beat Notre Dame in this football-crazy city."

    These nerds got it wrong, didn't even answer! #Jeopardy #AnnArbor #BigHouse #Heaven #GoBlue pic.twitter.com/XHioCyjSPb

    Yes, they even gave away the state where the game was played. And it went unanswered.

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  • UT students (again) had a snowball fight at Neyland Stadium

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 1 day ago

    When it snows in Knoxville, Tennessee students are apparently drawn to Neyland Stadium like moths to a flame.

    Students had a snowball fight at Neyland Stadium on Wednesday after the area got some snow.

    #NeylandSnowballFight This time without arrests... http://t.co/Baov6eHI0A pic.twitter.com/KurHb975vN

    Last February,students did the same thing, and some students got in trouble. Eight were cited for trespassing and two were cited for underage drinking according to WBIR. Now that this is apparently becoming a pattern, maybe it's time for some preventative police snow measures at Neyland.

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