"Concussion symptoms didn’t want to risk it.. Thanks to the browns for the opportunity. Health trumps football any day" - Andrew Sweat via Twitter

simplyfootball:

They discussed 8 and 16 team playoffs. They took those possibilities off the table completely. However, if the conferences are in agreement, there will be a 4 team playoff in college football. If their plan is rejected, then possible other major changes with take place. According to Joe Schad,…

(via simplyfootball-deactivated20131)

"Students at UF have already organized protests, and have created a website dedicated to saving the CS department.  Several distinguished computer scientists have written to the president of UF to express their concerns, in very blunt terms.  Prof. Zvi Galil, Dean of Computing at Georgia Tech, is “amazed, shocked, and angered.”  Prof. S.N. Maheshwari, former Dean of Engineering at IIT Delhi, calls this move “outrageously wrong.”  Computer scientist Carl de Boor, a member of the National Academy of Sciences and winner of the 2003 National Medal of Science, asked the UF president “What were you thinking?”  -Steven Salzberg, Forbes.com

The Ohio State Buckeyes showed their support for the Virginia Tech Hokies at their spring game five years ago following the massacre that left 32 dead on the campus of VT.

The Ohio State Buckeyes showed their support for the Virginia Tech Hokies at their spring game five years ago following the massacre that left 32 dead on the campus of VT.

"Alex Karras, the former Detroit Lions standout who starred in the 1980s sitcom “Webster” - and whose wife says is now suffering from dementia - has joined hundreds of ex-NFL players suing the league over concussion-related injuries.

The suits claim that plaintiffs suffer from neurological problems after sustaining traumatic impacts to the head.

Karras, 76, of California, “sustained repetitive traumatic impacts to his head and/or concussions on multiple occasions” during his NFL career, and “suffers from various neurological conditions and symptoms related to the multiple head traumas,” the latest lawsuit says.” -CNN.com

krishughes:

The Cotton Bowl Stadium at the Fair Park complex in Dallas, Texas is one of the most legendary venues in college football, if not all of collegiate sports.

Home to the Cotton Bowl game– previously a New Year’s Day tradition, but pushed farther back recently thanks to the BCS– the stadium has been in dire need of an upgrade to keep up with the times, and more importantly, keep the Red River Rivalry game between the Texas Longhorns and Oklahoma Sooners where it belongs.

According to reports, the Cotton Bowl will get a $25.5 million face-lift after a bond election passed through the Dallas City Council on Wednesday. The debt was issued by the city council as debts of obligation to expedite the process and ensure the city would have access to the funding necessary to begin construction improvements in a timely manner.

(Source: listentowooderson)

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Georgia State’s withdrawal from the CAA and CAA Football is predicated on the university’s desire to reclassify to FBS football which requires membership in an FBS league. We’ve been aware that GSU was having discussions with the Sun Belt Conference as the CAA could not accommodate that desire within GSU’s timeframe. The conference wishes the university well as it pursues these new interests.

The CAA and CAA Football are well positioned to continue to build on our recent accomplishments including two Final Four appearances in men’s basketball, five national championships in football and new national television contracts all of which have been prominent benchmarks during ongoing membership discussions.

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— CAA Football Commissioner Tom Yeager’s statement regarding Georgia State accepting an invitation to the Sun Belt Conference, April 9, 2012. (via saturdayfootball)

(Source: caafootballblog.com, via saturdayfootball)

divisionelite:

The TCU drug investigation uncovered more players involved in the Scandal. DT D.J. Yendrey , LB Tanner Brock, and OT Ty Horn. Investigators say the players are accused of delivering amounts of marijuana ranging from a quarter ounce to 5 pounds. TCU is a growing program that could reach national championship contention level in a few years. So of course this story is going to get some shine in the media but it brings attention to other issues, PAY THE PLAYERS. If you think that’s too much at least increase their living expenses stipend. These kids are living close to poverty and the fact that they devote so much time to football doesn’t give them the time to get a side job. We could ignore the problem or we could have more student-athletes selling drugs, stealing laptops, or selling school memorabilia. But hey, who cares if the players are struggling as long as the coach is making 3 million a year right?

divisionelite:

The TCU drug investigation uncovered more players involved in the Scandal. DT D.J. Yendrey , LB Tanner Brock, and OT Ty Horn. Investigators say the players are accused of delivering amounts of marijuana ranging from a quarter ounce to 5 pounds. TCU is a growing program that could reach national championship contention level in a few years. So of course this story is going to get some shine in the media but it brings attention to other issues, PAY THE PLAYERS. If you think that’s too much at least increase their living expenses stipend. These kids are living close to poverty and the fact that they devote so much time to football doesn’t give them the time to get a side job. We could ignore the problem or we could have more student-athletes selling drugs, stealing laptops, or selling school memorabilia. But hey, who cares if the players are struggling as long as the coach is making 3 million a year right?

"Your reputation is your greatest asset. You protect it at all times."

— Nebraska FB Coach Bo Pelini on the Bobby Petrino Controversy

spread24:

In a 10:45 p.m. ET press conference, Arkansas announced that the head football coach would be placed on an indefinite administrative leave. At first glance, it seems to evoke a feeling of relief among the Razorbacks’ fanbase and their SEC title hopes that their coach is still with the program….