Best Of The SB Nation Network: Aug. 1, 2012

We have 320 fantastic sports blogs in SB Nation, so in case you didn't have a chance to read them all we've collected the best stuff right here. Get sports-smart in no time flat!

College Sports

-- Conquest Chronicles takes a look at the impact of Devon Kennard's injury on the USC Trojans' title hopes.

-- One Foot Down says Notre Dame QB Tommy Rees' suspension leaves the door wide open for Andrew Hendrix and Everett Golson.

-- Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician says Doug Marrone may be suffering from Doug Marrone fatigue.

-- Team Speed Kills notes that London really is SEC country.

-- Ben Howland's UCLA hoopers can rebound if they read Bruins Nation's keys to success.


-- The Bulls are the only team that hasn't signed their first-round pick to the rookie scale. Blog a Bull explains why.

-- Pounding the Rock breaks down what constitutes good 3-point shooting form.


-- Fish Stripes says that the Marlins egregiously mishandled their first-base situation this season.

-- Red Reporter discusses what Cincinnati did and did not do at the trade deadline.

-- Baseball Nation describes how the Dodgers and Giants loaded up before the trade deadline.

-- Over The Monster breaks down the Red Sox's new-look bullpen.

Combat Sports

-- Bloody Elbow's Fraser Coffeen analyzes Ryan Bader's mistake against Tito Ortiz.

-- Anton Tabuena compiles the best of MMA on Twitter.

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