Exclusive: Shaq Resisting LSU Plan For His Statue

On July 8, 2010, the LSU Athletic Department formally, though quietly, proposed to the university that a “life-size” statue of Shaquille O’Neal be erected outside the school’s new basketball practice facility.

At the time, the practice facility was the latest construction project that O’Neal had donated significant funds to. Over the years O’Neal, who completed his […]

Read more...

Video: Delany Big Ten Expansion Plan Academic?

This week while visiting Omaha, Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany responded to the academic misfortune recently visited upon newly-admitted Big Ten member Nebraska.

On April 29, Nebraska Chancellor and former Chair of the NCAA Board of Directors Harvey Perlman noted in a letter to the public that the Association of American Universities (AAU) had voted to […]

Read more...

Video: Pakistan No Match For United State’s Wrath

Last night an Alabama fan celebrated the demise of Bin Laden with a “Roll Tide!” cheer on FOX News coverage outside the White House.

Moments later, an Auburn fan followed with “War Eagle!”
Pakistan never had a chance.
Click here to donate directly online to Alabama tornado relief And text “REDCROSS” to 90999 to donate $10 instantly.
Follow Brooks […]

Read more...

Tuscaloosa Institution Dreamland Survives Twister

To donate online to relief efforts underway in Tuscaloosa and throughout Alabama, click. To donate $10, text “REDCROSS” to 90999.

I’ve heard from many folks wondering about T-Town’s BBQ institution, Dreamland.
The restaurant was not damaged by the tornado and is open for normal business today.
Full Moon Bar-B-Que though wasn’t so lucky.
The Tuscaloosa outpost of the small […]

Read more...

Confirmed: Dugout Interviews Officially Too Nosy

On Sunday LSU head baseball coach Paul Mainieri was interviewed from the dugout during the ESPNU LSU-Vanderbilt telecast.

Dugout. Hehe.
Follow Brooks on Twitter or join him on Facebook for real-time updates

Read more...

UM Admin Poised To Ax ‘Rebels’ & ‘Ole Miss’ Too?

Last year a decades-long University of Mississippi administration campaign to remove Colonel Reb as the school’s mascot culminated with students selecting a Bear as the new symbolic representative of the university.

Stripping the school of its former iconic identifier was applauded by many inside and outside the state but it’s clear that the majority of students […]

Read more...

Main Media Stage: Story Behind Updyke’s ‘Attack’

On February 18, Harvey Updyke was released from a Lee County jail after being charged with poisoning Auburn’s University’s venerable Toomer’s oak trees.

Only one TV news outlet was tipped off to Updyke’s quiet release from custody that day, CBS 8 in Montgomery.  It was that station, which is based outside the Auburn over-the-air viewing market, […]

Read more...

UA Compliance Director: $6,057,349 Behind Saban

On March 28 the University of Alabama posted a job opportunity on the NCAA job search database.

The want ad was for “Compliance Coordinator or Director of Compliance.”
The University of Alabama Department of Intercollegiate Athletics is soliciting applications for a Compliance Coordinator or Director of Compliance position.
As a member of a staff of seven full-time compliance […]

Read more...

Poll: Enter Your Preference From Selections Below

What is the title of this recently-produced online video? (above)

“April is Electrical Safety Awareness Month”

“Not Safe For Work”

“Arizona State University’s Corporate Branding Campaign”

“My Other Finger is in a Bowl of Wendy’s Chili”

View Results

A hint:

(Yes, that is a real ticket from this past season. Regrettably.)
Your answer:

Read more...

Auburn Gymnast Gives Bama Fans The Heisman

Rachel Inniss of the Auburn gymnastics team decided to spice up her floor exercise this season with the Heisman pose.

She broke it out at a duel meet at Auburn against LSU on Jan. 14 and, as you might expect, the move was well-received by the home fans.
When she did the same routine at the NCAA […]

Read more...