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Iowa Shutout Costs Bar Lots of Free Beer

'Pour until they score' promo is small consolation for Hawkeyes' dejected fans

(Newser) - University of Iowa fans who watched their team lose to Michigan over the weekend in the Big Ten championship game got a little consolation at one particular venue in the form of free beer—but it was surely more beer than they wanted. X-Golf Cedar Rapids, a sports bar that...

Dead Longhorn Left on Lawn in Oklahoma Before Title Game

Texas to play Oklahoma State Cowboys for Big 12 championship on Saturday

(Newser) - Police say a dead longhorn cow was found on the lawn of an Oklahoma State University fraternity on Friday, the day before the school's football team plays the University of Texas Longhorns in the Big 12 championship game. Police were notified about 6:30am of the dead animal on...

Deion Sanders Just Took Home a Top SI Honor

Not many with 4-8 record would earn Sportsperson of the Year, but Colorado Buffaloes coach just did

(Newser) - Former NFL and MLB player Deion Sanders has been named Sports Illustrated's Sportsperson of the Year, a choice that has some cheering and others scratching their heads. "Coach Prime is here, and he's just getting started," the magazine tweeted on Thursday of the 56-year-old ex-cornerback, now...

Latest Manning QB Makes College Debut
Latest Manning QB
Makes College Debut

Latest Manning QB Makes College Debut

Nephew and grandson of stars

(Newser) - The next generation of Manning quarterbacks has taken his first snap on a college football field. Arch Manning joined his Texas teammates late in the third quarter Friday night against Texas Tech in Austin, closing out the game, CNN reports. The top recruit of his class, Manning arrived with a...

Conference Suspends Harbaugh During Cheating Investigation

Michigan head coach can be at practices but not his team's last three games

(Newser) - The Big Ten Conference barred Jim Harbaugh from coaching at the University of Michigan's three remaining regular-season games on Friday, defying a warning from the second-ranked Wolverines in an extraordinary confrontation over a suspected sign-stealing scheme that has rocked college football. Harbaugh was disciplined by the conference less than...

There's Been an 'Exponential Rise' in College Football Stadiums Selling Alcohol

80% of major stadiums now sell beer, wine on game days

(Newser) - College football tailgates are as synonymous with the game as blocking and tackling. Burgers, brats, and beer go along with the cornhole and camaraderie for tens of thousands of people every Saturday, a beloved tradition seen outside stadiums big and small. "My dad almost gets more excited for football...

NCAA Investigates Michigan Football for Alleged Rule Breach

Wolverines head coach Jim Harbaugh denies any involvement or knowledge of allegations

(Newser) - The NCAA is investigating the University of Michigan's football team, amid allegations of rule violations related to sign stealing. Yahoo Sports first reported Thursday on accusations against the Wolverines, with the Big Ten Conference confirming it had received notification Wednesday on them, said to involve alleged violations of one...

Coach Fired Amid Hazing Probe Sues Northwestern for $130M

Pat Fitzgerald was wrongfully terminated, lawyers say

(Newser) - Former Northwestern head football coach Pat Fitzgerald is taking the university to court, months after he was first suspended, then fired amid a hazing investigation. Attorneys Dan Webb and Matthew Carter say Fitzgerald is suing for $130 million in a wrongful termination lawsuit and will seek extra funds for future...

A Woman Makes a Little College Football History

Haley Van Voorhis, safety for Shenandoah University, is the first female non-kicker to suit up

(Newser) - Haley Van Voorhis is a college student majoring in business and, save for one thing, just a typical woman at Virginia's Shenandoah University: The 5-foot-6, 145-pound junior took the field on Saturday as a safety, and in so doing became the NCAA's first-ever football player to do so...

6 Months After Bike Accident, Dartmouth Loses 'Coach'

Buddy Teevens, head coach of college's football team, succumbed to injuries at age 66

(Newser) - Six months after Dartmouth College's head football coach Buddy Teevens was involved in a serious bike accident, the 66-year-old has died, reports CNN . "Our family is heartbroken to inform you that our beloved 'coach' has peacefully passed away surrounded by family," a statement from Teevens' family...

'Coach Prime' Might Just Be the Biggest Story in Sports
He Might Be the Biggest
Story in Sports Right Now
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He Might Be the Biggest Story in Sports Right Now

'Coach Prime' Deion Sanders has transformed the University of Colorado football program

(Newser) - Even less-than-casual sports fans are likely to remember the name of Deion Sanders from his days in the NFL. These days, the Hall of Famer is coaching college football, and some remarkable descriptions are being thrown around about the man who calls himself "Coach Prime." Coverage:
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Ole Miss Player Sues Coach, School for $40M

DeSanto Rollins says football coach Lane Kiffin verbally abused him during mental health crisis

(Newser) - Ole Miss defensive tackle DeSanto Rollins is suing the university and head football coach Lane Kiffin, alleging his rights were violated during a mental health crisis. In a lawsuit filed Thursday, Rollins claims he was kicked off the team for a "mental impairment," in violation of the Americans...

Football Player to Struggling Teammate: Take My Scholarship

Eastern Michigan University's Brian Dooley says he didn't want Zack Conti to struggle anymore

(Newser) - College football players have each other's backs on the field, but one athlete from Eastern Michigan University has proven in a big way that he has teammate Zack Conti's back off the field, too. CBS News reports that Conti, now a senior, has been struggling over the past...

After Hazing Investigation, Northwestern Coach Fired

Pat Fitzgerald was first suspended, then terminated

(Newser) - Within days of his suspension, Pat Fitzgerald has been fired as head coach of Northwestern University's football team amid an ongoing hazing investigation. "The head coach is ultimately responsible for the culture of his team," said the university's president in a statement announcing the termination Monday....

College Says Its Coach Retired. Coach: 'I Did Not F---ing Retire'

San Diego's 'winningest coach' ever is not going along with school's line on why he left

(Newser) - On Tuesday, the University of San Diego's athletic director, Bill McGillis, announced in a statement that Dale Lindsey, the "winningest coach" in USD's history, "will retire from USD as one of the greatest head coaches in our university's history and one of the elite head...

Bill Sets Day of Remembrance for Worst US Sports Disaster

Most of Marshall University's football team died in 1970 plane crash in West Virginia

(Newser) - A bill has won final legislative approval in West Virginia that would establish an annual day of recognition for the worst sports disaster in US history, a plane crash that killed most of Marshall University's football team. On Nov. 14, 1970, a chartered jet crashed in fog and rain...

Title Game Was Biggest Blowout in Bowl History

Georgia beats TCU 65-7, largest defeat of any college bowl game ever

(Newser) - Stetson Bennett threw two touchdown passes and ran for two scores in the first half as No. 1 Georgia demolished No. 3 TCU 65-7 Monday night to become the first team to win consecutive College Football Playoff national championships. It was not only the biggest blowout in any college championship,...

NC State Announcer Suspended Over 'Illegal Aliens' Line

Gary Hahn was referring to the situation in El Paso, Texas

(Newser) - A longtime radio broadcaster for North Carolina State is in hot water after a reference to "illegal aliens" in Texas, reports the Guardian . Gary Hahn has been suspended indefinitely for the remark on Friday. While doing play-by-play for the school's football game, Hahn paused for a routine matter:...

In College Football, Two Games for the Ages

As a result, it's TCU vs. Georgia in the championship

(Newser) - After the best semifinal day in the nine-year history of the College Football Playoff, the title game will match the defending national champion against the closest thing the sport has had in years to a Cinderella team, per the AP . It will be No. 1 Georgia (14-0) looking for its...

'Auntie, Chill': Player Handles Interview-Bombing Relative

College star Frank Gore Jr.'s very enthusiastic aunt spurs 'hilarious' reaction from her nephew

(Newser) - College football star Frank Gore Jr. had a monumental game over the weekend—and a postgame interview went viral to boot. Gore (the son of NFL great Frank Gore) rushed for 329 yards, an NCAA bowl-game record, to help Southern Miss beat Rice in the LendingTree Bowl, per Sports Illustrated ...

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