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    • Twitter Mailbag: Dog Days of Summer
      Mid-Major Madness

      Twitter Mailbag: Dog Days of Summer

      Is there a worse time of year in the sporting calendar than late July? Let me answer that for you. No, there isn’t. Late July sucks. The sports news cycle has dwindled down to post-ASG baseball (not great), NFL training camp hype (even worse), or whatever the hell Skip Bayless is ranting about these days (probably the worst). The only real college basketball fix right now is learning about your favorite team’s schedule, or that solid new recruit they picked up. Nonetheless, the college basketball content mill must keep turning, so we turned to our loyal Twitter following for another edition of the mailbag. I won’t lie folks, there’s not much to talk about right now. But we love you and always

    • Hugh Freeze sought 'character witness' from Arkansas State for NCAA investigation
      CBS Sports

      Hugh Freeze sought 'character witness' from Arkansas State for NCAA investigation

      Former Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze contacted a high-ranking Arkansas State official in 2016 seeking a "character witness" in the current NCAA investigation that involves him, sources told CBS Sports. The call came at the beginning of 2016, according to a source, when Ole Miss was in the process of getting its first notice of allegations. Freeze coached for one year at Arkansas State in 2011, going 10-3 and winning the Sun Belt before heading to Ole Miss. Because of the sensitivity of the situation, the identity of the Arkansas State official was not revealed. Freeze sought the endorsement in hopes of mitigating the charges against him and his program to the NCAA, a source said. It is not believed

    • Change the playoff? Alabama's Saban has a plan
      ESPN.com

      Change the playoff? Alabama's Saban has a plan

      Heather Dinich ESPN Senior Writer Close College football reporter Joined ESPN.com in 2007 Graduate of Indiana University Follow on Twitter Alabama coach Nick Saban has a theory for the College Football Playoff that he thinks is "so far out" that nobody will listen to him. "We should play all teams in the Power 5 conferences," Saban said on Wednesday. "If we did that, then if we were going to have bowl games, we should do the bowl games just like we do in the NCAA basketball tournament -- not by record but by some kind of power rating that gets you in a bowl game. If we did that, people would be a little less interested in maybe bowl games and more interested in expanding the playoff." Saban,