- Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday40 mins ago
As the first half of the team’s second scrimmage of the spring came to an end, the Temple Owls football team decided to have a little fun.
With the team in a circle, several players came into the middle and dropped the "NaeNae." Even defensive backs coach Fran Brown got in on the action.
Everyone showed off their skills, but the best was saved for last. Redshirt sophomore defensive back Nate Hairston, who just made the move from wide receiver, really brought some heat.
The Owls will play their annual Cherry and White Game on Saturday. Hopefully some more dance-offs will be a part of the game.
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- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday1 hr ago
With real games still months away, coaches and players will be tweeting about non-football-related things as the season approaches. In this space, we'll try to find the funniest and goofiest tweets of the day. If you see something, don't hesitate to send it to us.
How much bigger could the Hefty Lefty have been if he was in school now?
Former Kentucky quarterback Jared Lorenzen cracked a joke about his weight Tuesday evening after the NCAA's decision to allow unlimited meals and snacks for athletes. Lorenzen was listed at 6-4, 260 when he played quarterback at Kentucky from 1999-2003, but he might have played at closer to 300 pounds.
I'll tell u what the NCAA really lucked out that I don't have any eligibility left.
Now 33, Lorenzen has gotten heftier after his brief NFL career, but he made a comeback to competitive football earlier in 2014. He played quarterback for the
- Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday2 hrs ago
The competition to replace Johnny Manziel as Texas A&M’s starting quarterback is down to two.
Texas A&M announced Wednesday morning that senior Matt Joeckel has decided to transfer and play his final season of eligibility at another school. Joeckel, the younger brother of former A&M All-American tackle Luke Joeckel, graduated from the Mays Business School in December and will be immediately eligible at his next school.
“Matt is a great Aggie and he has decided to transfer,” A&M head coach Kevin Sumlin said in a release. “We wish him all the best.”
Joeckel, who started in the 2013 season opener against Rice when Manziel was suspended, appeared in eight games in his Aggies career. He completed 27-of-48 passes for 335 yards and two touchdowns.
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday2 hrs ago
Welcome to Dr. Saturday's College Football Madness. Ever wondered how the 2013 college football season could have turned out with a 68-team playoff? Now you have an answer. While 68 teams participate in the NCAA tournament, we're ran an expanded college football playoff. Let's talk about the winner.
This title certainly erases the sting of the Iron Bowl loss to Auburn and the Sugar Bowl loss to Oklahoma. In fact, we're sure it surpasses the joy Alabama had from beating Notre Dame in the 2013 BCS Championship Game.
College Football Madness is a big deal.
The Crimson Tide stormed throughthe championship game of our inaugural tournament against upstart Fresno State. Derek Carr may get drafted higher than AJ McCarron, but McCarron now has three championships while Carr lost his chance at one.
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday3 hrs ago
Steve Sarkisian's first starting quarterback in his head-coaching tenure at USC isn't much of a surprise.
Tuesday, Sarkisian announced that Cody Kessler would be the Trojans' starting quarterback in 2014. Kessler was officially competing with Max Browne and Jalen Greene, though he was the only one of the three with starting experience.
"We can go out and win a lot of football games with Cody Kessler as our quarterback," Sarkisian said after practice Tuesday (via the Los Angeles Times).
Browne was seen as Kessler's biggest competitor. He was a five-star quarterback according to Rivals and the No. 7 recruit in the country in the class of 2013.
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday4 hrs ago
A New York Times report says the police inquiry into the accusations against Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston was "flawed" and "there was virtually no investigation at all" by either the university or the Tallahassee Police Department into the claims of sexual assault involving Winston.
The Times, after speaking with Florida state prosecutor Willie Meggs and others involved in the case, also states that the investigation by the detective assigned to the case was "halting at best."
“They just missed all the basic fundamental stuff that you are supposed to do,” Meggs told the Times, while also saying a better investigation may have turned up no other information to bring charges against Winston.
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday19 hrs ago
Todd Hoffner is Minnesota State Mankato's coach once again.
After he lost his job at the Division II school in 2012 over pictures of his children on his phone, an arbitrator ruled last week that Hoffner was wrongfully dismissed. On Tuesday, Hoffner announced his intention to return to the school despite taking the head coaching position at Minot State in January.
"I'm eager to return to the game and the program that I helped build," Hoffner said (via Fox 9)."This is what I wanted from day one, and now I have that opportunity to go back, and I believe it is the right thing to do."
In 2012, Hoffner's school-issued phone broke and he took it to the IT department to get it fixed. A member of the IT department saw a video of his three children dancing around naked after a bath and reported the video.
- Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday19 hrs ago
In a decision that is probably long overdue, the NCAA Legislative Council decided Tuesday that Division I student-athletes will now be able to receive “unlimited meals and snacks in conjunction with their athletics participation.”
Prior to this change, student-athletes on scholarship received three meals per day or a food stipend. Now, students will have access to as many meals as they’d like and the rule applies to walk-ons too.
“Today we took action to provide meals to student-athletes incidental to participation,” said council chair Mary Mulvenna, associate commissioner of the America East. “I think the end result is right where it needs to be.”
The Division I Board of Directors meets on April 24 where the rule is expected to be finalized.
The council also passed four other rules to:
*Require strength and conditioning coaches to be certified from a nationally accredited certification body
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday20 hrs ago
If you want prime seating and a VIP experience for the College Football Playoff National Championship Game, be prepared to spend a lot of cash.
Premium ticket package details and pricing for the title game of the first College Football Playoff at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas were released Tuesday and range in price from $1,899 to $5,999 each.
Ticket packages in the 100 and 200 levels between the 20-yard-lines for the game on January 12 start at $4,499 per person. That Gold Level Package price is for the game only, which includes field access postgame, pregame hospitality, an open bar, and the promise of appearances of "collegiate football legends."
Each package also includes a gift bag and a voucher for a program and the right to park in the preferred parking lots. However, you still have to pay for parking. But if you're spending that much on a ticket, what's another $100 or so for parking, right?
If you want to add three nights in a hotel room to your tickets, you can split a room with someone for $750 more or have your own room at one of nine hotels for $1500 more.
Some other details:
- Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday20 hrs ago
The University of Texas now has a new set of men’s and women’s fragrances.
For only $39.50 you can own the “Passionate, Triumphant & Strong” brand of Masik collegiate fragrance. Both the cologne and perfume were created “to capture the essence of The University of Texas,” whatever that means.
Per the product description, the perfume "opens with a sparkling top note of Bergamot, and Ruby Redcurrant,” but “the heart of the fragrance is an addictive floral blend of Orange Blossom, Mimosa and Jasmine. Aromatic Patchouli, Creamy Vanilla and Musks round out the background ensuring a long lasting fragrant appeal."
Somewhat surprisingly, Masik’s website offers numerous other University-themed fragrances that represent schools across the country. There are 20 in total, and Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Florida State, LSU, Oklahoma, Penn State and several others are all represented.
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