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College Sports Football:  The 2015 NCAA Division I FBS football season, play of college football in the United States organized by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) at the Division I Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) level, will begin September 3, 2015, with the regular season ending December 12, 2015, and (not including all-star games) conclude on January 11, 2016 with the 2016 College Football Playoff National Championship. This is the second season of the four-team College Football Playoff tournament system.

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The following rule changes have been made by the NCAA Football Rules Committee for the 2015 season:

  • Making eight-man officiating crews (including the Center Judge) available to any FBS conference who wishes to use them. Various FBS conferences have experimented with eight-man crews in the 2013 and 2014 seasons.
  • Unsportsmanlike conduct (15 yards) penalties will be called on players who pull or yank opponents off piles (ex. fumbles).
  • A 10-second runoff and resetting of the play clock to 40 seconds will occur if a defensive player’s helmet comes off within the final minute of either half. Previously the play clock was set to 25 seconds and no runoff occurred.
  • The five-yard penalty for a first offense sideline warning has been deleted, modifying a 2008 rule change. The second offense will be penalized five yards, followed by 15 yards (unsportsmanlike conduct) starting with the third offense.
  • Officials will require players with illegal equipment (such as, but not limited to, “crop-top” jerseys that expose the back pads (popularized by Ohio State running back Ezekiel Elliott) and writing on eye block) to leave the field for one play to correct it. A time-out may be taken to correct the equipment and avoid the player having to sit out the one play.
  • Instant replay can be used to review if the kicking team blocked the receiving team before an onside kick has gone 10 yards.
  • Teams must have 22 minutes for pre-game warmups, which can be shortened by mutual agreement of both teams.
  • The play clock will be reset to 40 seconds if the play clock reaches 25 seconds before the ball is ready for play. Previously it was reset if the play clock ran to 20 seconds before the ball was ready for play.
  • Non-standard/overbuilt facemasks are prohibited.

College Sports Is It August 31 Yet??

College Football 2013I know, you don’t want to wish your life away, but, I am ready for college football and August 31 can’t get here fast enough! Watching the College Baseball World Series has wet my whistle for that oblong ball.

There are going to be a ton of story lines as we head into the 2013-2014 season. Can the SEC win it’s 4th, I mean 7th, or is it 12th consecutive BCS Championship? Will Johnny Football run all over the competition on his way to another Heisman, or, will he become the next Todd Marinovich??? His off the field shenanigans make you wonder where his head is.

Can ND bounce back from the ‘Bama waxing and hang around the Top 10?

Will the “Hat” finally open up the offense and let “Big Z” throw for 300 yards per game? Does Ohio State crush everyone, go undefeated, and get left out of the BCS Championship game because their pitiful schedule? 

Georgia is loaded, but can they survive an opening schedule of Clem-And-Son, the ‘Ole Ball Coach, and the Hat? Speaking of the ‘Ole Ball Coach, is this the year of the Gamecock? They finally have a schedule conducive to winning it all and Georgia gets the rough schedule. Is this the year that Stanford finally puts it all together and makes their claim to be in the BCS Championship game?

Who is going to win the Heisman? A great list to choose from…..Johnny Manziel, Jadevon Clowney, Teddy Bridgewater, Taj Boyd, AJ McCarron. All 5 of these guys could win it and there will be 3-5 more guys have outstanding years to pressure this elite group.

Let’s get to the first of many pre-season rankings. Here is the A To Z Top 25:

  1. Alabama
  2. Stanford
  3. Ohio State
  4. South Carolina
  5. Texas A&M
  6. Oklahoma State
  7. Oregon
  8. Florida
  9. Clemson
  10. Louisville
  11. Notre Dame
  12. Georgia
  13. Boise State
  14. LSU
  15. Oklahoma
  16. Baylor
  17. Texas
  18. UCLA
  19. FSU
  20. Wisconsin
  21. Vanderbilt
  22. Oregon State
  23. Ole Miss
  24. Michigan
  25. Nebraska

Missing perennial Top 25 teams include West Virginia, Michigan State, USC, K State, and Virginia Tech. Hmmm……..

Let’s take a look at some very interesting schedules this year. Alabama should win it all again but seriously, Colorado State, Georgia State, and Chattanooga?? The biggest joke in all of college football has to be the “Luckeyes” schedule. They open with Buffalo, San Diego State, Cal, and Florida A&M. Only 1 significant road game – the last game of the year – at Michigan. They will go undefeated and be screaming for respect and a shot at Alabama. The Talking Heads will jump on their bandwagon and if it happens, The Tide Will Roll 56-14!!! How about this Big 10 schedule. Wisconsin has UMass, Tennessee Tech, and no Michigan. Now you realize why the Big 10 gets no respect around the country. And Brady Hoke says that there is more to college football than the SEC??? Please. How bout them ‘Dawgs? Georgia opens with Clemson, South Carolina, North Texas, and LSU. Survive that opening schedule and you are setting yourself up for something big! Wait….here is another Big 10 powerhouse schedule. Nebraska opens with Wyoming, So. Miss., UCLA, and South Dakota. Anyone want to play the Florida Gators schedule? At Miami, at LSU, at Georgia, and at South Carolina. Hey Ohio State, that’s how you build a national contender, a national powerhouse, and get national recognition! For all you Golden Domer Haters…they only have to play Michigan, Oklahoma, Stanford, and USC. Speaking of Stanford, how about games with UCLA, Oregon, Oregon State, USC, and ND? Texas A&M plays patsies Rice, Sam Houston State, and UTEP with show down games on 9/14 with Alabama and on 11/23 at LSU. LSU only has to play Georgia, Florida, Alabama, and Texas A&M. South Carolina has an interesting schedule. They have 3 consecutive road games where they are at Arkansas, at Tennessee, and at Ole Miss. They are also at Georgia and home for the entire month of November.

Where will you be on August 31? I know I will be glued to must see TV – Georgia vs.Clemson, Alabama vs. Virginia Tech, and LSU vs. TCU. Let the games begin!!

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Roll Tide Sports News College Football Championship

Roll Tide is the Rally chant for University of Alabama athletics, especially football.
Roll Tide, Roll! Alabama holds 17 national championships in football.

National championships. The University of Alabama has won team national championships in the following NCAA alabama roll tideDivision I varsity sports as of 2018: Men’s sports (19): Football: 17 (1925, 1926, 1930, 1934, 1941, 1961, 1964, 1965, 1973, 1978, 1979, 1992, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2015, 2017).

The Alabama Crimson Tide refers to the 21 men and women varsity teams that represent the University of Alabama.

The Crimson Tide teams compete in the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s Division I as a member of the Southeastern Conference (with the exception of rowing, which competes in the Big 12 Conference).

In 2002, Sports Illustrated named Alabama the No. 26 best collegiate sports program in America. Athletics facilities on the campus include the 101,821-seat Bryant–Denny Stadium, named after football coach Paul “Bear” Bryant and former University President George Denny, 15,316-seat Coleman Coliseum, Foster Auditorium, Sewell–Thomas Stadium, the Alabama Soccer Stadium, the Sam Bailey Track Stadium, the Ol’ Colony Golf Complex, the Alabama Aquatic Center, and the Alabama Tennis Stadium.

Davidson College Won’t Retire Steph Curry’s Jersey Number

steph curry jersey retired

NBA star Steph Curry is undoubtedly the most famous person to ever play basketball at Davidson College … but despite his fame, his jersey number won’t be hanging in the rafters among all the other retired numbers until his gets his diploma. SERIOUSLY!

Typically, colleges and universities retires the jersey number of its best student athletes to come through its athletic program. Unfortunately Davidson’s policy isn’t “typical.”

College Bowl Games the Winners the Losers the Champions

College football Bowl Games

College football bowl games are as much of a New Year’s Day tradition as lingering hangovers and soon-to-be broken resolutions.

While the collegiate post-season has now greatly expanded, New Year’s Day is still a highlight for pigskin fans.

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