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  • Colorado becomes latest program to reveal new uniforms (Photos)

    Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday 1 day ago

    Colorado became the latest team to unveil new uniforms for the 2015 season on Friday. The team’s new combinations reflect the team’s classic color scheme, but adds a modern twist with three different jerseys, four different pants options and four helmets.

    According to a release from the program, the jerseys feature an “all-new custom number font” and a neck collar with “a contrasting stripe reminiscent of buffalo horns.”

    Additionally, all four helmets feature a “fine metallic paint with satin finish.”

    The Buffaloes are also adding an alternate silver look to their arsenal.

    For a closer look at the new Colorado uniform combinations, the program published a gallery here and a hype video here

    The team gets to debut the new look in its opener on the road at Hawai’i on Sept. 3.

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  • Kentucky's managers put out 'Full House' style intro video

    Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday 2 days ago

    There’s a lot of work that goes on behind the scenes to make the daily operations of a football program run smoothly. A lot of that falls on the back of a team’s managers.

    Kentucky’s managers gave us a brief glimpse of that with a hilarious Full House-styleintroduction video.

    This is seriously well done in the style of a 90's sitcom. They especially nailed it with the candid freeze frames, allowing us to meet some of the guys in the equipment staff.

    Whether this spills over into an actual series is anybody’s guess. We’re hoping it does. 

    (H/T CBS Sports)

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  • Domestic violence charges against Alabama's Cyrus Jones dropped

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    The domestic charges against Alabama defensive back Cyrus Jones were dismissed on Friday.

    Jones was arrested Wednesday morning on two charges of third degree domestic violence after police determined he “damaged” the alleged victim’s cell phone and “threatened to assault her in front of a witness.” The alleged witness took place late Tuesday night. 

    Once the charges were further reviewed, the Tuscaloosa Police Department requested the Office of City Attorney dismiss the charges because “Jones attempted to deescalate the situation by contacting” the TPD.

    Following Jones’ arrest, Alabama head coach Nick Saban commented on the situation.

    “We don’t ever condone any behavior that shows any kind of disrespect,” Saban said. “There was no physical contact in this situation. Once we get the facts, we will take the necessary steps to correct this behavior in the future.”

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  • Cardale Jones pretends to transfer to Akron in Twitter prank

    Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday 2 days ago

    Cardale Jones nearly caused thousands of heart attacks in Ohio on Friday afternoon.

    Jones, the Ohio State quarterback who led the Buckeyes to a national title, tweeted that he was leaving the school for a “new beginning” and “fresh start” at Akron.

    He even made his entire profile Akron themed and changed his bio to simply “Fresh Start.”

    After a few tense minutes for Ohio State fans, Jones revealed that it was all a joke and tweeted “May Fools.”


    And thanks to Cardale Jones, a slow Friday afternoon in the college football world momentarily exploded into social media chaos.

    Well someone had to add a spark to your timeline 😂

    No Nation Like #BuckeyeNation

    Well played, Cardale.  

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  • Charlie Strong tweets to Malcolm Brown after Patriots pick Malcom Brown

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    After Texas defensive tackle Malcom Brown was selected No. 32 overall by the New England Patriots in Thursday night’s NFL draft, Longhorns head coach Charlie Strong tried to congratulate him on Twitter.

    There was a problem, however.

    As pointed out by Burnt Orange Nation, Strong accidentally tweeted at former Longhorns running back Malcolm Brown, who is also waiting for his name to be called this weekend.

    Strong was able to quickly correct his error and direct his congratulations to the other Brown instead, but not before his Twitter mistake was noticed.

    @MalcomBrown_90 Congrats Big Mal! Proud of you!

    It’s an honest mistake from Strong. I mean, the two players have the exact same name except for one letter.

    Malcolm Brown even predicted earlier in the day that it would happen.

    Let's see how many calls, text and tweets I get tonight when my bro @MalcomBrown_90 get drafted 😂😂

    😂😂😂😂 coach needa get right!

  • Oregon pays homage to Armed Forces with new spring uniforms (Photos)

    Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday 2 days ago

    For the seventh year in a row, Oregon will debut new uniforms designed specifically for its spring game.

    This year’s new Nike designs were unveiled Friday morning and they offer another spin on the usual flashy Oregon jersey.

    According to a release, these uniforms aim to “honor the men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces and those who serve the state of Oregon.” 

    Both the Apple Green home and gold away uniforms have some cool features:

    The familiar “Salute The Day” neck patch features the silhouette of the Ducks’ Autzen Stadium with blue, red and silver chrome.

    The left sleeve patch reflects the form of a traditional service ribbon, and showcases the Ducks’ 2015 season opponent school colors in order of game schedule. The 12-pointed star within the ribbons represents the Pac-12 Conference teams.

    An embroidered American flag appears on the right shoulder of the home and away jersey. The reverse side flag reflects the same placement on U.S. Armed Forces uniforms with the star field facing forward.

    The phrase “Land of the Free and Home of the Brave” is embroidered inside the back of the neck.

  • 3 Georgia Southern players suspended indefinitely

    Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday 2 days ago

    Three members of the Georgia Southern defense have been suspended indefinitely following arrests.

    According to the Statesboro Herald, Ross Alexander and Kurt Oehlbeck were charged with “possession of a schedule I controlled substance and criminal trespass.” Additionally, Alexander Yost was charged with “criminal trespass and criminal attempt to commit a felony.”

    The program announced their suspensions in a statement Thursday.

    “They are suspended indefinitely until the conclusion of their legal process,” athletic director Tom Kleinlein said. “Their status on the team will be reevaluated after that time.”

    Alexander, a 6-foot-2, 230-pound defensive end, played in six games as a true freshman in 2014 and registered three tackles. Oehlbeck, a 5-foot-10, 180-pound redshirt sophomore linebacker, played in two games last season and had two tackles. Yost, a 5-foot-10, 190-pound safety, did not appear in a game for the Eagles last season. 

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  • Virginia adds Stanford TE Charlie Hopkins as grad transfer

    Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday 2 days ago

    Virginia received a boost to its depth at tight end on Thursday.

    The program announced that Stanford tight end Charlie Hopkins will transfer to Virginia for his final season of eligibility. Hopkins is set to graduate from Stanford in June and will have immediate eligibility to play for the Cavaliers as a graduate transfer.

    After graduating with a degree in science, technology and society from Stanford, Hopkins will enroll in Virginia’s research, stats and evaluation program in the Curry School of Education.

    "Virginia was a good fit for what Charlie was looking for in terms of a graduate school program and we think he can be an asset to our tight end position and run blocking game," Virginia head coach Mike London said in a release. "I like his maturity and what he will bring to our team from being part of a very successful Stanford program."

    Hopkins told Virginia’s website that the Cavs coaches liked what they saw from his junior year film.

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  • Mich. St. RB Delton Williams pleads guilty to reduced weapons charge

    Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday 2 days ago

    Six weeks after his arrest for brandishing a firearm during a traffic incident, Michigan State running back Delton Williams pleaded guilty to a reduced weapons charge on Wednesday.

    According to police, on March 16, Williams cut off a man in traffic and the man honked at Williams. At that point, after the man told Williams to slow down, Williams allegedly pulled out a gun, but did not point it.

    Williams had a concealed weapons permit, but as a part of the plea deal reached Wednesday, Williams “will forfeit his firearm and not seek a concealed weapons permit in any other state,” per

    Williams is due for sentencing on Dec. 18, though the case could still be dismissed.


    Newton said that Williams hopes to “offer an apology” to Mr. Anan Abubaker, the driver of the other car in the incident.

    Williams ran for 326 yards and five touchdowns as a sophomore and was expected to take on a larger role in the Spartans’ offense in 2015.

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  • Nebraska WR Jariah Tolbert cited for drug paraphernalia

    Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday 3 days ago

    Nebraska redshirt freshman Jariah Tolbert had his second run-in with university police in the last year on early Thursday morning.

    According to the Lincoln Journal Star, Tolbert was cited for possession of drug paraphernalia after he and two female students were “found inside a parked car” with “the smell of marijuana coming from the vehicle” at 2:54 a.m. According to police, one of the females admitted the three were smoking marijuana and “handed over a glass pipe with marijuana residue and a Swisher Sweets package containing one cigarillo.”

    All three were issued citations.

    Tolbert was previously arrestedlast June for possessing 4.4 grams or marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Tolbert also reportedly ran from officers after he was allegedly caught smoking between two tennis courts, but was quickly caught.

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