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A.C.C. Moves Football Championship Game to Orlando

nytimes.com — The Atlantic Coast Conference's football championship game, typically played in Charlotte, N.C., but pulled from the state earlier this month in response to a controversial North Carolina law, will be staged at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Fla., in December, the conference announced Thursday.

L.S.U. Fires Les Miles After Failure Most Programs Would Love to Experience

nytimes.com — Les Miles, Louisiana State's always eccentric, sometimes frustrating and never boring football coach, was fired four games into his 12th season, the university announced Sunday. Miles, 62, was as much a mascot of L.S.U. football as Mike the Tiger. His most famous quirk was tearing up a handful of grass from Tiger Stadium's turf and eating it.

Stanford’s Flawless Finish Masks Its Need for a Quarterback

nytimes.com — PASADENA, Calif. - Because an airplane's flight recorder is so durable that it often survives crashes, a common joke goes, "Why don't they make the whole plane out of the black box?" A similar line could be used in regard to college football, and it would have applied to No.

Lamar Jackson Has a Very Loose Grip on the Heisman Trophy

nytimes.com — Suddenly, it is difficult to conceive of how Lamar Jackson will not win the Heisman Trophy - even if, in college football terms, that eventuality is eons away. Jackson, the Louisville quarterback from South Florida, entered the 10th-ranked Cardinals' game against second-ranked Florida State with seven passing touchdowns and another six on the ground in his two games this season, against Charlotte and Syracuse.

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nytimes.com — Ryan Kalil, the All-Pro center on the Carolina Panthers, and two of his former teammates, Jordan Gross and Geoff Hangartner, give fans a glimpse of what a newcomer to the N.F.L. faces in their new book, "The Rookie Handbook: How to Survive the First Season in the N.F.L."

Nebraska Hopes for Breakthrough Amid Long Decline

nytimes.com — LINCOLN, Neb. - Sometimes younger fans enter the Best of Big Red store near Nebraska's campus and ask the owner, Mike Osborne, why, amid all the Cornhuskers apparel and tchotchkes - earrings and garden gnomes and beer cozies that look like corn cobs - there is a football helmet in a glass case with one side painted in Nebraska's colors and the other in Oklahoma's.

ACC pulls league championships out of North Carolina - The Santa Fe New Mexican: News

santafenewmexican.com — The Atlantic Coast Conference announced Wednesday that it would move neutral-site championships for this academic year, including the football title game in December and the women's basketball tournament in March, out of North Carolina in reaction to a state law that curbed anti-discrimination protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.

A.C.C. Pulls League Championships Out of North Carolina

nytimes.com — The Atlantic Coast Conference announced Wednesday that it would move neutral site championships for this academic year, including the football title game and the women's basketball tournament, out of North Carolina in reaction to a state law that curbed anti-discrimination protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.

N.C.A.A. leaves North Carolina in a new spot: Sapped of sports pride | The Charlotte Observer

charlotteobserver.com — For months, North Carolina has weathered the umbrage of corporate America and the anger of the federal government over a law that curbed the rights of gay and transgender people.

N.C.A.A. Leaves North Carolina in a New Spot: Sapped of Sports Pride

nytimes.com — For months, North Carolina has weathered the umbrage of corporate America and the anger of the federal government over a law that curbed the rights of gay and transgender people.
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Sep 29, 2016

thank you @josh_levin for reminding me of the brilliance of FJW (and of @KenTremendous's expert deployment of the DFWian "like")

Sep 29, 2016

I wrote the intro to this week's Sports newsletter perhaps you should subscribe  http://www.nytimes.com/newsletters/sports 

Sep 29, 2016

Why does @chucktodd exasperatedly say "you've been doing this awhile" and then keep inviting him on?  https://twitter.com/NBCNightlyNews/status/781606386207567872 

Sep 29, 2016

RT @daschloz: Yes, movements can influence political parties! And Black Lives Matter has shown how.  https://twitter.com/fstockman/status/781551860947746816 

Sep 29, 2016

RT @NathanielGrow: The fact that SCOTUS didn't grant cert in O'Bannon v. NCAA today strongly suggests the cert petitions will be denied on…


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