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  • Brandon Harris' high school coach wanted him to leave LSU

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 1 hr ago

    According to David Feaster, the high school coach of LSU QB Brandon Harris, the quarterback is committed to LSU. However, Feaster wanted him to transfer after a less-than-stellar 2014.

    In an interview on the Tim Fletcher Show, he said he told Harris he needed to go the junior college route with a transfer.

    (You can listen to the audio at the 17-minute mark)

    Harris played sparingly early for LSU and got to start against Auburn. That start didn't go well, as he completed 3-14 passes in a 41-7 loss to the Tigers. As Anthony Jennings took over as the quarterback the rest of the way, Harris' playing time was even more limited. He didn't play in LSU's final three games of the year.

    For more LSU news, visit Tigerbait.com.

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  • Tony Stewart is now the owner of a sprint car series

    Nick Bromberg at From The Marbles 5 hrs ago

    Tony Stewart may not be in a sprint car for a long time, but the three-time Sprint Cup champion now has his own sprint car series.

    The All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series announced Wednesday that Stewart had purchased the series.

    “My passion for sprint car racing is well known, and the All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series has been a pillar of the sport for a long time,” Stewart said in a statement. “Racing is my business, and I look forward to building on the All Star Series’ already impressive legacy by taking it to a new level of success and sustainability.”

    Stewart's reluctance to get in a car anytime soon stems from two accidents in the past two years. In August of 2013, Stewart broke his leg in a sprint car accident. In August 2014, while racing in upstate New York the night before the Sprint Cup Series race at Watkins Glen, Stewart struck and killed Kevin Ward, who had gotten out of his car to confront Stewart after hitting the wall when the two were racing together. After an investigation into the accident, Stewart was not charged by a grand jury.

    The ASCC has 50 race dates in 2015.

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  • This NBC NASCAR commercial is fantastic (Video)

    Nick Bromberg at From The Marbles 9 hrs ago

    If you're a regular reader of From the Marbles, you know we're not too big on hyperbole. And we promise we're being hyperbolic when we wonder if this is the best NASCAR television commercial of our (shortish) lifetime.

    It's certainly up there with the GPS one.

    Yeah, we're admittedly biased because of our love for Nick Offerman and Parks and Recreation, but watch it right now. We think you'll agree with us.

    According to NBC's NASCAR Twitter feed, the ad will air during the Super Bowl. NBC picks up 2015 NASCAR broadcasts starting with the summer Daytona race.

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  • How far does TCU coach Gary Patterson walk during games?

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 11 hrs ago

    Ever wondered how much distance TCU coach Gary Patterson covers during a game? We now have a good idea.

    Ashley Stamp, a student manager for TCU in 2014, posted the following distances from her pedometer on Tuesday. Stamp was one of the managers assigned to Patterson on game days, so she went wherever he went. Behold the results:

    How much does Coach P walk per game? I wore a pedometer this year as I assisted him :) @TCUSID @TCUFootball #gofrogs pic.twitter.com/vKKpPJ7wtT

    If you're familiar with TCU's schedule, you'll immediately notice a correlation between the closeness and/or significance of the game with the distance that was covered. The three most-traveled games were against Baylor (TCU's only loss of the season), at West Virginia (a nailbiting win) and the Peach Bowl against Ole Miss. The two most stationary games were TCU's 82-27 win over Texas Tech and the Horned Frogs' 55-3 win over Iowa State.

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  • Media Tour Day 2: Danica Patrick has a year left on her contract

    Nick Bromberg at From The Marbles 11 hrs ago

    Danica Patrick's contract with Stewart-Haas Racing goes for just one more season. Is Stewart-Haas looking to move on at the end of 2015?

    SHR co-owner Gene Haas said the team wants her back and Patrick said Tuesday she doesn't want to drive for anyone else.

    "Absolutely, we would love to see Danica come back," Haas said via USA Today. "We want to see Danica succeed as much as anybody does. I think NASCAR wants to see her succeed. So there's an awful lot of vested interest to have Danica succeed in this man's sport.

    "We're very fortunate to have someone like Danica here."

    Even if Patrick struggles compared to the other three teams at Stewart-Haas, she's still a marketing dream. Because of her popularity, financing the No. 10 car isn't an issue. If Patrick didn't have the ability to attract and keep sponsorship, the decision to keep her after the season barring a Chase berth would be a much different one. We're going to be surprised if Patrick ends up anywhere else but Stewart-Haas in 2016.

  • EKU player allegedly involved in bar fight with Kentucky players

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 12 hrs ago

    An Eastern Kentucky player was allegedly involved in a bar fight with three Kentucky players in Richmond, Ky.

    According to the Louisville Courier-Journal, two witnesses allege that EKU lineman Colton Scurry was the aggressor in the altercation that also involved Kentucky's Dorian Baker, Drew Barker and Tymere Dubose.

    Scurry's father said his son has multiple facial fractures from the incident, which is being investigated by Eastern Kentucky police as an off-campus assault.

    From the Courier-Journal:

    Zach Littleton, an EKU sophomore who said he accompanied the UK players, also described Scurry as the instigator.

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  • Annett moves to HScott Motorsports; Yeley to drive No. 83 for BK Racing

    Nick Bromberg at From The Marbles 1 day ago

    Michael Annett has a new team in 2015.

    HScott Motorsports announced today that Annett would be a teammate to Justin Allgaier in 2015. Allgaier drove the No. 51 for the team in 2014, its first season of Sprint Cup Series competition. Annett will be bringing sponsorship from Pilot/Flying J with him to his new team, which expands to two full-time cars.

    “The addition of a second team increases HScott’s overall ability to better utilize its resources at track and at the shop to be even more competitive,” owner Harry Scott Jr. said in a statement.  “I’m proud to have seen Justin truly mature as a NSCS driver last year, and I can’t wait to see what he does this year. Like Justin, Michael is coming off his rookie year following six years of competition in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. Michael is a quality driver with a great future at HScott Motorsports. These drivers compliment one another and will make great teammates.”

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  • Tony Stewart says last two years are fueling desire in 2015

    Nick Bromberg at From The Marbles 1 day ago

    Tony Stewart reiterated that he's not done being successful in the Sprint Cup Series.

    At the end of the season, a porous season by his standards independent of missing three races in August, Stewart said he wasn't done winning. During Stewart-Haas Racing's portion of the Sprint Cup Series media tour on Tuesday, Stewart said the past two years of his career have made his desire to be successful stronger.

    “It’s probably made my desire more stronger than it’s ever been,” Stewart said. “I’m not happy about the last two years of my life by any means. It’s given me more drive and desire to go back and get back to the old form that our fans and our sponsors are used to seeing us in. I’m looking forward to it. This is probably the most prepared I’ve been in a while for a season to start.”

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  • Media Tour Day 1: All-Star Race a preview of 2016?

    Nick Bromberg at From The Marbles 1 day ago

    As the media tour for the Sprint Cup Series kicked off Monday, NASCAR delivered its "State of the Sport" address. The sanctioning body said there would be no changes to the Chase, flared sideskirts would be outlawed and that the 2016 rules package would hopefully be delivered to teams by the time of the All-Star Race in May.

    According to NBC Sports, not only could the race serve as a deadline for the rules guidelines, but it could also serve as a showcase. There have been discussions about building the cars to the 2016 specifications for the race.

    From NBC:

    An official with direct knowledge of the All-Star Race proposal said Charlotte Motor Speedway and Sprint were supportive of using the 2016 rules because it also would prevent teams from getting a jump on preparing for the Coca-Cola 600 and increasing the likelihood of a lackluster race. The official spoke on the condition of anonymity because the plan wasn’t finalized.

     

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  • NASCAR says teams can't flare sideskirts in 2015

    Nick Bromberg at From The Marbles 2 days ago

    Sprint Cup Series cars won't have flared sideskirts in 2015.

    During NASCAR's "State of the Sport" presentation on Monday, the sanctioning body said that teams that manipulate the sideskirts on cars during pit stops would be asked to undo the changes. Last season, teams had figured out that flaring out the sideskirts on the cars towards the rear tires created more downforce, almost like a parachute effect.

    "As many of you know we deliberately decided against any changes near the end of last season, so in 2015, teams manipulating the fenders or flares during a race will be asked to come back down pit road, and we will use any means possible to police that; particularly, though, our new pit road officiating system," NASCAR Vice President of Racing Development Steve O'Donnell said. "Again, we'll look at that through video and any means possible during the race season."

    Pit stops will be officiated with a new video officiating system instead of by officials watching each pit stop just feet from the cars. Eight officials will get video from 45 cameras.

    NASCAR hopes for better pit road officiating accuracy with the new system.

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