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  • WATCH: Rick Neuheisel addresses college football playoff through song

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    In case you weren't aware, Rick Neuheisel has some musical gifts that belie his career in sports. The former football coach at Colorado, Washington and UCLA has a penchant for pairing his own - often gridiron-related - lyrics to well known tunes for the crew of The Dan Patrick Show during his call-in appearances. There was his heartfelt ode to Johnny Manziel in the style of "El Paso" as well as his tribute to the SECto the tune of Bruce Springsteen's "Born in the USA."

    Wednesday morning, Neuheisel performed his newest parody, "Stairway to Playoffs" in anticipation of the new college football season. Who says Led Zeppelin and the NCAA don't mix?

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  • Logan Mankins trade a puzzling one for Patriots fans

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    Logan Mankins is no longer a member on the New England Patriots.

    As the trade continues to set in, CSNNE's Jeff Howe wonders how the team will try to replace the veteran.

    "Why would you like getting rid of a guy like Logan Mankins who does so much for the team?" asked Howe. "I mean, he's irreplaceable. You wonder, what did you do it for? The money? When it comes to protecting Tom Brady, the money is worth it." -- CSNNE.com

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  • Notre Dame players under investigation will not play in opener

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    As expected, Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly confirmed the four players involved in the university's academic investigation will not play in Saturday's season opener against Rice.

    Wide receiver DaVaris Daniels, linebacker Kendall Moore, cornerback KeiVarae Russell and defensive end Ishaq Williams were suspended from team activities Aug. 15 as part of Notre Dame's investigation into potential academic improprieties. The ban extends to practice and games, though the four players are still welcome to be around the team's facilities.

    Kelly said he hasn't received an update from the university on a timetable of when the investigation will be completed, but explained that he hasn't been frustrated by the process.

    "I did not feel in this instance that I was at any time left out of the loop, felt as though I was blindsided by a long investigation," Kelly said. "I think the information that was ascertained in this matter was pretty straightforward. It was quick, and once they were able to kind of confirm the information, Jack (Swarbrick) let me know. So at no time did I feel that."

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  • Who stands to make US Ryder Cup team with win in Boston?

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    While the top nine players are already set in stone for the U.S. Ryder Cup team, there is still an opportunity for three players to secure a captain's selection from American skipper Tom Watson. Though Mark Rolfing thinks Keegan Bradley and Hunter Mahan are locks to garner two of those three available positions, he reveals five players who have the best shot at making the U.S. team with a victory at TPC Boston.

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  • A look at the first half of the 2015 NASCAR season

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    NASCAR America: The NASCAR America crew break down the first half of the freshly released 2015 Sprint Cup schedule.

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  • The heroic Josh Shaw story has changed

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    Gary Klein of the LA Times joins the Dan Patrick Show and talks about the change of storyline in the Josh Shaw story.

    Sometimes a story is too good to be true. Could this be the latest example of that adage at work?

    USC is opening an internal investigation into the story of senior cornerback Josh Shaw saving his nephew from drowning. The story shared by USC’s athletics website was inspirational and a touching one. Shaw reportedly suffered a pair of high ankle sprains while allegedly leaping from a second floor balcony into a pool below to save his nephew, who cannot swim.

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  • RG3 best choice to start for Redskins, though Cousins has momentum

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    An old saying demands that statistics not get in the way of a good argument. For the belligerent crowd that agrees, there's rarely anyway to change opinion. For others that look to advanced metrics for guidance, the evidence can paint a clear picture. In the case of the Redskins quarterback, the numbers show Robert Griffin III at a clear advantage over Kirk Cousins.

    Many have gotten caught up in Cousins' preseason play, where the third-year QB out of Michigan State has looked better than Griffin. But the preseason is hardly a fair barometer to measure regular season success. Defenses don't game-plan to stop specific players in the preseason, and the best players do not stay on the field the entire game.

    Looking at the 2013 season shows Griffin at a clear statistical advantage over Cousins, and reveals Cousins to be a highly erratic quarterback.

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  • Paul Azinger has a way to fix Tiger Woods in 10 minutes

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    Paul Azinger believes Tiger Woods has become “over engineered” with his swing, but he believes Woods can be fixed in 10 minutes.

    “It doesn’t mean he doesn’t have to work on it, but the fix should be able to be explained in minutes,” Azinger told GolfChannel.com. “And then you work on it. You dig it out of the ground yourself.”

    Azinger, a 12-time PGA Tour winner whose victories include the 1993 PGA Championship, said he was “a little surprised” Monday that Woods announced he was splitting from Sean Foley as his swing coach while still injured.

    “But it doesn’t mean it’s not the right thing to do,” Azinger said. “It’s pretty obvious the success he was having on the range with Sean wasn’t transferring to the course. Tiger detractors think it’s Sean Foley, and Tiger lovers say it’s Tiger’s back.”

    What does Azinger think?

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  • NFLPA might put 18-game schedule discussions back on the table

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    As Sean Gilbert throws his hat in the ring for the NFLPA president position, thoughts are beginning to resurface about an 18-game season. Though the increase would seem counterintuitive from the players' perspectives, Gilbert's intention is to end the four-game preseason schedule.

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