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Jim Harbaugh’s creativity provokes another football rules reaction

usatoday.com — Jim Harbaugh's envelope-pushing tactics are prompting others to call for a rewrite of NCAA rules. The Southeastern Conference is pushing to stop the Michigan football team's planned spring break trip to Florida - to hold several spring practice sessions - before it happens. Michigan's plan is to practice at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla.
Feb 09, 2016

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Feb 09, 2016

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Feb 10, 2016

An organized spring break activity on someone else's dime? - Jim Harbaugh provokes another football rules reaction usat.ly/1XgZbzk

Big 12 vows unanimity as it continues to study expansion, title game

usatoday.com — IRVING, Texas - In the next few months, we probably shouldn't expect to hear quite as much from Oklahoma President David Boren. At least, not on the biggest topics facing the Big 12. The league's presidents and chancellors emerged from a meeting Friday at the Big 12's suburban Dallas headquarters with a commitment to continue to study expansion, a conference championship game and a conference network.
Feb 05, 2016

Big 12 presidents say they’re unified—or at least won’t be arguing publicly—about the big issues. @USATODAYsports usatoday.com/story/sports/n…

Feb 05, 2016

RT @GeorgeSchroeder: Big 12 presidents say they’re unified—or at least won’t be arguing publicly—about the big issues. @USATODAYsports usatoday.com/story/sports/n…

Feb 06, 2016

ICYMI: Big 12 presidents say they’re unified—or at least won’t be arguing publicly—about big issues. @USATODAYsports usatoday.com/story/sports/n…

At Big 12 meetings, is no news good news?

usatoday.com — IRVING, Texas - Partially in jest, someone asked Texas athletic director Mike Perrin on Thursday what the headline from the meeting of Big 12 athletic directors should be. Perrin paused for a moment, and then said: "There is no headline."
Feb 04, 2016

RT @USATODAYsports: .@GeorgeSchroeder checks in from the Big 12 meetings with a big question: Is no news good news for the league? usat.ly/1nQME9X

Feb 04, 2016

Column: If the Big 12 is ‘psychologically disadvantaged,’ is it in part self-fulfilling prophecy? usatoday.com/story/sports/n… @USATODAYsports

Feb 04, 2016

RT @GeorgeSchroeder: Column: If the Big 12 is ‘psychologically disadvantaged,’ is it in part self-fulfilling prophecy? usatoday.com/story/sports/n… @USATODAYsports

Feb 04, 2016

RT @GeorgeSchroeder: Column: If the Big 12 is ‘psychologically disadvantaged,’ is it in part self-fulfilling prophecy? usatoday.com/story/sports/n… @USATODAYsports

Feb 05, 2016

ICYMI: If the Big 12 is ‘psychologically disadvantaged,’ is it in part self-fulfilling prophecy? usatoday.com/story/sports/n… @USATODAYsports

How first-year head coaches fared on Signing Day

usatoday.com — When Kirby Smart made a point of saying he's not concerned about recruiting rankings - "I don't even know who the four- and five-stars are," Georgia's new coach said Wednesday during a school-produced signing day show - it was at once cliché and maybe a defense mechanism, too.
Feb 03, 2016

How first-year head coaches fared on Signing Day usat.ly/1SYSrH1 via @usatoday

Feb 03, 2016

RT @TheFootballFour: Next year will reveal more, but here's how the top first-year coaches did on signing day. usatoday.com/story/sports/n…

Buddy Hield is having a Steph Curry-like close to Oklahoma career

usatoday.com — NORMAN, Okla. - Late in the first half Tuesday night, Buddy Hield grabbed a defensive rebound and raced downcourt, seemingly intent on driving to score. But near the basket, he turned and dribbled back out - and then suddenly pirouetted again and, in one motion, drilled a 3-pointer.
Jan 29, 2016

Buddy Hield is having a Steph Curry-like close to his college career. @GeorgeSchroeder profiles Buddy: usatoday.com/story/sports/n…

Jan 29, 2016

“Did he just do that?” Oklahoma shooting star Buddy Hield has grown into a complete threat: usatoday.com/story/sports/n… via @USATODAYsports

Jan 29, 2016

RT @GeorgeSchroeder: “Did he just do that?” Oklahoma shooting star Buddy Hield has grown into a complete threat: usatoday.com/story/sports/n… via @USATODAYsports

Jan 29, 2016

RT @NicoleAuerbach: Buddy Hield is having a Steph Curry-like close to his college career. @GeorgeSchroeder profiles Buddy: usatoday.com/story/sports/n…

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Does Playoff System Drain Competing Teams?

athleticbusiness.com — Copyright 2016 Gannett Company, Inc. All Rights Reserved Seated next to the College Football Playoff's championship trophy, Alabama coach Nick Saban voiced concern Tuesday about the postseason format and suggested the bowl system and the "national interest" in a playoff might not parallel.

Nick Saban wonders whether bowl system, Playoff can coexist

usatoday.com — PARADISE VALLEY, Ariz. - Seated next to the College Football Playoff's national championship trophy, Alabama coach Nick Saban voiced concern Tuesday morning about the postseason format and suggested the bowl system and the "national interest" in a playoff might not parallel.
Jan 12, 2016

Nick Saban wonders whether bowl system, Playoff can truly coexist usat.ly/1P8hbWd via @usatoday

Jan 12, 2016

Nick Saban wonders whether bowl system, Playoff can coexist usat.ly/1P8hbWd via @usatoday

Jan 12, 2016

RT @USATODAYsports: Nick Saban wonders whether bowl system, Playoff can coexist usat.ly/1ZiO0Wc (@georgeschroeder) pic.twitter.com/wwe3xFfA7T

Jan 13, 2016

George Schroeder of USA Today: Nick Saban says college football needs to get the postseason right: usatoday.com/story/sports/n…

Lane Kiffin, Nick Saban and changes for the better at Alabama

usatoday.com — GLENDALE, Ariz. - The ball wasn't even in the air and Lane Kiffin's arms were raised in triumph. He knew what was coming - in a moment, it was Jake Coker to O.J. Howard, touchdown - and maybe we should have, too.
Jan 12, 2016

George Schroeder of USA Today: Nick Saban, Lane Kiffin and changes for the better at Alabama: usatoday.com/story/sports/n…

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Historic opportunity awaits Alabama in College Football Playoff title game

usatoday.com — PARADISE VALLEY, Ariz. - As Alabama's players walked off the field that night in September, after a loss that raised all sorts of questions about the trajectory of college football's most powerful program, their emotions ran the gamut: Frustration. Anger. And mostly, Cyrus Jones says: "Hurt."
Jan 11, 2016

Dead and buried and gone? As Alabama's dominant run continues, historic opportunity awaits: usatoday.com/story/sports/n… via @USATODAYsports

Jan 11, 2016

Historic opportunity awaits Alabama in College Football Playoff title game usat.ly/1Ri3p9X via @usatoday

Jan 11, 2016

Dead, buried, gone? Dominant juggernaut? Reality lies between. But historic opportunity awaits Bama: usatoday.com/story/sports/n… @USATODAYsports

Jan 11, 2016

Dead, buried, gone? Dominant juggernaut? Reality lies between—but historic opportunity awaits Bama: usatoday.com/story/sports/n… @USATODAYsports

Jan 11, 2016

Dead, buried, gone? Dominant juggernaut? Reality is between—but historic opportunity awaits Alabama: usatoday.com/story/sports/n… @USATODAYsports

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Through Hard Work, Dabo Made Sure He was Noticed

wltx.com — PARADISE VALLEY, Ariz. - By now, with the national championship game finally about to kick off,Dabo Swinney's history with Alabama is well-known. Well, sort of. The other day, when someone asked the Clemson coach, "How would you describe yourself as a player? What do you think got you noticed by Coach Bryant?"
Jan 10, 2016

Through Hard Work, Dabo Made Sure He was Noticed (Sent from WLTX 19) wltx.com/story/sports/n…

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Feb 10, 2016

RT @BruceFeldmanCFB: Jake Spavital to become new #Cal OC & play-caller. He will get a 2-year deal, source tells @FoxSports: https://t.co/aI…

Feb 10, 2016

@MarkNagi He has done so … Thanks Mark. Have long appreciated your encouragement while following C’s story.

Feb 10, 2016

@mollyablue : Thanks Molly! … Hope to introduce y’all someday. (Hope to bring fam back to Oregon summertime; we’ll see.)

Feb 10, 2016

Six years later, there’s not as much visible for Christopher to #rockyourscar. He’s just rocking. #CHDaware pic.twitter.com/0CZA6apdag


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