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jlpennington

  • joined Nov 23, 2011
  • last login Apr 19, 2014
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I like baseball, Elvis Costello and you. I write. I sing. I do many other things as well, but that's what I do mostly. Despite what my photograph suggests I am not animated in real life.

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Florida State to host College GameDay vs. Miami

ESPN's College GameDay is heading to Tallahassee on Saturday for a possible preview of the ACC championship game.

3 things to know about Missouri QB Maty Mauk

A Mizzou win over South Carolina on Saturday night would give the Tigers their first 8-0 start since 1960. They're going for it with Maty Mauk at quaterback, the freshman thrust into the starting lineup.

Turnovers stall Boise State in loss to BYU

BYU's offense didn't have to do much—and indeed, it didn't—when it inherited four Boise State turnovers Friday night in a 37-20 Cougars win.

How will Michigan replace Trey Burke?

The talent level in Ann Arbor is high, and John Beilein is going to use that to alleviate any pressure from having to replace Trey Burke and Tim Hardaway Jr.

Madness ensues at Kentucky, Michigan State

The top two teams in the preseason coaches poll had Midnight Madness this weekend, and both events were appropriate to scale.

Are flashy offseason changes enough for Pelicans?

They changed their name and brought in two high-profile guards. Will those moves be enough to make the Pelicans contenders for a playoff spot?

Can Harris lead the Spartans back to a Final Four?

Tom Izzo seems to make Final Fours more often than he misses them, but he hasn't qualified for the national semifinals since 2010. Will this year's Spartans, loaded with returners, bust Izzo's mini-slump?

Cauley-Stein is ready for the zombie apocalypse

Kentucky's Willie Cauley-Stein will likely be the team's starting center this year, but he won't let his mind wander too far from what's most important: the impending and inevitable zombie apocalypse.

UConn submits perfect APR score

Kevin Ollie has the Huskies back on track in the classroom, at least by the APR's standard.

The Blazers are better, but how much better?

If Portland wants to keep LaMarcus Aldridge around, it will have to start winning soon. Is a revamped bench and another year of Damian Lillard development enough to accomplish those goals?

New-look Pistons ready for a jump

By rule, eight teams in the Eastern Conference have to make the playoffs. After a busy offseason upgrading the roster, the Pistons could be one of those eight.

Oregon State's Moreland suspended 14 games

Indefinite suspensions for two Oregon State players were made definite at Tuesday's media day.

How will Kidd lead the Nets?

It's been a while since Jason Kidd was a rookie, but he's one again as the Nets' head coach in 2013. With a stacked roster, he may be the biggest unknown.

Alvarez has no-hitter through 9 in scoreless game

Henderson Alvarez is through nine innings without a hit against Detroit, but neither team has scored.

Marlins' Alvarez has no-hitter through 8 innings

Henderson Alvarez has only thrown one career complete game, but he's three outs away from making his second a no-hitter.

Marlins' Alvarez has no-hitter through 7 innings

The Tigers didn't throw their best lineup at Miami on Sunday, and Henderson Alvarez is making the most of it.

Sheldon Jeter to transfer to Pittsburgh

It took a while, but the former Vanderbilt forward finally got his wish to transfer closer to home.

Marshall Henderson to practice during suspension

Marshall Henderson will practice with Ole Miss during his indefinite suspension, a sign that it'll be lifted and he'll play for the Rebels this season.

Hairston practicing with UNC during suspension

It's still unclear when P.J. Hairston will play for North Carolina this season, but he's getting ready with the team either way.

Cole Field House to host Maryland Madness

The Terrapins will hit their legendary home floor for the first time since 2002 to tipoff the upcoming season.

Akron extends Keith Dambrot through 2022-23

Akron has had some of its best seasons ever under Dambrot, and he's being rewarded accordingly.

Indiana's Troy Williams to miss a 'few weeks'

A hand injury will keep one of Tom Crean's top freshmen out through at least a portion of preseason practice.

Wichita State's Gregg Marshall gets big raise

It took almost the entire offseason after going to its first Final Four in nearly 50 years, but Wichita State finally rewarded its coach with a big raise.

BYU's Williams released from hospital

After being carted off the field in a scary moment Saturday, BYU's Jamaal Williams was diagnosed with a concussion and severe stinger.

Bradley surging up TOUR Championship leaderboard

While leader Henrik Stenson waited to tee off Sunday at the TOUR Championship, Keegan Bradley made some noise.

PG Newberry commits to Oklahoma State

Cowboys coach Travis Ford may have found Marcus Smart's replacement.

OT Fluker out for San Diego

The Chargers will be without their starting right tackle against a top-10 defense Sunday.

Northwestern's Mike Turner takes indefinite leave

The sophomore forward may not play another game for Northwestern.

Four-star SF Larrier commits to VCU

Shaka Smart just landed a commitment from his highest-ranked recruit yet, and he just so happens to perfectly fill the mold for Smart's trademark defense.

De La Rosa to skip Monday's start

A sore thumb will keep Jorge De La Rosa from his next start, but the Rockies expect to plug him right back in after Monday.

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