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Matt Nordgren's reality TV show...

It's always nice to see Longhorn student-athletes move on to successful careers, and it appears Nordgren is a highly successful young businessman and strong role model within his community.  I look...

WSJ: "SEC Coaches Defend Oversigning"

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Jordan Montgomery's coach, about South Carolina coaches pulling Montgomery's offer the day before National Signing Day: "I told them this was foul. I didn't have a clue until 18 hours before signing day, and if they say anything else, they're lying."

Muammar Qadaffi - Zenga Zenga Song The dance hit sweeping the globe. Lyrics [Chorus]: Inch by...

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Muammar Qadaffi - Zenga Zenga Song The dance hit sweeping the globe. Lyrics [Chorus]: Inch by inch. House by house. Home by home. Alley by alley. Forward, forward! Revolution! (Revolution!) (Repeat 3x) I got millions on my side, not from the inside but from other countries. From here I send a call to all the millions in the desert. From desert to desert the millions will march and no one will be able to stop them. Fast, fast! (Chorus 2x) The bell to work has rang! The bell to march has rang! The bell of victory has rang! No turning back! (Repeat 1x) (Chorus 2x) Forward, forward! Revolution! (Revolution!) (Repeat 3x)
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Who said it: Charlie Sheen or Muammar Qadaffi?

All quotes are from the past week.  Place your guesses in the comments section.   Good luck and no cheating.     1) "And they're going to fuel the battle cry of my deadly and dangerous and secret...

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NCAA issues notice of allegations to Tennessee...

Here are the ESPN reports: basketball and football.    Here is the redacted version of the official letter that UT has released. Bruce Pearl and his staff repeatedly violated recruiting rules and...

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Alabama still throwing offers around like candy...

Mark Richt recently said this: "One of the hardest things for us to do is to evaluate and nail down who you’re going to go after, especially in our own state. A lot of the out of state teams will...

McGarity: SEC Needs Big 10's Rules Against Oversigning

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"We will not oversign at Georgia, either," McGarity said. He also points to Machen’s letter and says, "I'm sure The University of Georgia echoes his stance on oversigning." So what can be done to limit the practice? McGarity’s preference would be a rule similar to what the Big Ten has in place. By instituting that, McGarity says the SEC could then help initiate change on the national level.

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Revisiting Mark Fox's decision not to foul with South Carolina down 3...

South Carolina was inbounding the ball, down 3, with 12 seconds left, inside of half-court. Mark Fox chose not to have his team foul.  Fox's explanation after the game: "I didn’t ask them if they...

South Carolina's March to 85 has begun...

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2 pulled offers just before Signing Day, including one pulled from a ward of the State of Georgia, and 1 transfer to a sharp resume downgrade. Still 4 oversigned (5 if Clowney signs).

Birmingham News: "What are Nick Saban and Alabama hiding?"

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According to Saban, those of us on the outside of the Alabama program can't criticize him for oversigning because we don't know the exact number of players he has on scholarship from year to year. Funny thing about that. Why don't we know? Alabama won't tell us, even though we ask every year. Birmingham News colleague Jon Solomon requests a copy of the annual NCAA revenue and expense report from every Division I athletics department in the state. One of the categories on that report is number of student-athletes on scholarship in each varsity sport. Every Division I public school in this state provides us a copy of those reports. Only Alabama blacks out the scholarship numbers for every sport. We know from the latest form that Alabama reported spending $3,041,356 on football scholarships for the 2009-10 academic year. We don't know how many players Alabama reported having on scholarship that year. The News has asked Alabama several times to explain why it withholds information we believe is a public record. The heart of the explanation, from university spokesperson Deborah Lane: "Federal privacy laws prevent the University from providing the media with personally identifiable information related to its students." Excuse me, but what? The NCAA form doesn't include the names of players on scholarship. Just the numbers. Besides, if Alabama considers it a potential privacy violation to release the number of football players on scholarship, why does the school announce the names of its signees every year? Alabama's argument is inconsistent with its own practice. Saban took issue with the numbers used by the media, but his school refuses to provide the actual numbers that could - if they're on his side - undercut the argument from critics of his roster management. Why does Alabama refuse to provide information that every other Division I public school in this state provides? Why doesn't Saban himself step up and share the numbers that other coaches volunteer?

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Tommy Hunter vs. Scott Feldman

Need some help settling a debate with a friend. He says Tommy Hunter has performed much better than Scott Feldman so far this year. I say Hunter hasn't pitched that much better (just slightly...

"The Big 12 Lives... but Still has a Texas Problem."

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If you wanted to know what scares Texas, the Aggies unloaded the kryptonite. If Texas is Sentenza il brutto, the SEC is Tuco il cattivo. If the A&M gave the keys of Texas high school football to the SEC and its greasy palms, UT could no longer so easily usher in its preferred prospects on Junior Day and pressure them into committing. You don’t want a guy like Nick Saban sniffing around the DFW Metroplex and Houston, selling kids on the best football conference in the nation (which it still is).

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Myths that need to be killed before the next round of conference realignment talks...

Ed.: Promoted. 1) "The Texas legislature can block [UT or A&M] if it doesn't take [Baylor, Texas Tech, etc.]." I'm not sure how this one ever got started (I guess it came from some Texas pols...

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2007-2010 team win totals vs. Pythag record and PECOTA preseason predictions

Decided to look these up out of curiosity, prompted by the insane amount of hatred aimed at Ron Washington by Rangers fans lately.   Win differentials versus the prediction systems and pythag...

2007-2010 American League differentials in actual and preseason PECOTA projections for wins. (2010...

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Pecotadifferentials2007

2007-2010 American League differentials in actual and preseason PECOTA projections for wins. (2010 adjusted for games played so far.)

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"Top Lender to Rangers Has Warning for MLB" (NYT)

The top lender to the Texas Rangers has told Major League Baseball owners in a letter that the lengthy stalemate over the team’s sale could lead to the team’s bankruptcy or "costly, distracting...

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Rangers playoff odds after 28 games (2005-2010)...

2005 (23.1%) 2006 (40.7%) 2007 (8.7%) 2008 (3.5%) 2009 (38.1%) 2010 (46.6%) (Source: Coolstandings.com) ....

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Where should the Rangers' home stadium be located?

Would you like to see the Rangers remain at TBIA?   If so, for how long? If not, where in the Metroplex would you like to see them build a new stadium? Please explain some of the reasons for your...

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Rangers first-day ticket sales up 3%

The Rangers sold more than 92,000 tickets on the first day of the individual ticket sales, an increase of more than three percent from the same day in 2009.  Only standing room and obstructed view...

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ESPN.com article on Mark Zuckerman

Great article from ESPN.com on Mark Zuckerman.  Raises some interesting questions about the future of sports journalism.  Might not be as bleak and unprofitable as many expect it to be.   M...

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New Sportvision MLB camera system for 2010?

Read this article when it came out last June but haven't heard anything since.  Anyone know if MLB is going to be rolling this out in 2010? Sportvision has worked with Major League Baseball...

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