Boxscores Never Lie, Tweet Absurd Exaggerations

Earlier today Oklahoma-based website TheLostOgle.com reported on a recent Tweet by Skip Bayless in which the ESPN personality cited his own high school basketball career while making a point about star NBA guard Russell Westbrook.

In a Tweet dated March 31, 2012, Bayless reported to his hundreds of thousands of followers on Twitter.com, “I started for […]

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How Craig James Faked His Son’s Football Career

On October 14, 2004, David Hinojosa of the DALLAS MORNING NEWS reported a story that was headlined, “Adam James is ready to be known as his own type of player.”

(Literally)
The story’s accompanying photo featured Adam James and his dad, ESPN announcer Craig James. In the shot, father James can be seen just over his […]

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OSU High School Recruits At Charity Cash Grab!?!

Earlier this week I reported that current Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller was at the 2011 charity event hosted by rogue OSU booster Bobby DiGeronimo.

(Then-Ohio State high school recruit Cardale Jones top-right)
Miller signed with Ohio State roughly three weeks before the fundraiser though he had already enrolled at the school when he made the […]

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Ohio St. Ignores Last Asset Left In Recruiting War

May 31, 2011, the day after Jim Tressel resigned as Ohio State head football coach, the top recruit in the ever-fluid 2012 Ohio State recruiting class, Ohio high school offensive lineman┬áKyle Kalis, called interim coach Luke Fickell to withdraw his verbal commit to the school’s football program.

From the COLUMBUS DISPATCH on June 1:
“I already knew what […]

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Did Auburn Coach Lie To Recruit About NFL Offer?

On April 20, 2011, the Auburn football program landed a verbal commitment from highly-touted Kentucky high school quarterback prospect Zeke Pike.

The 6-foot-5, 220-pound quarterback from Edgewood, Ky., picked the Tigers over Michigan, Arkansas, Clemson, North Carolina, Tennessee, Southern California, Purdue, Florida State, Miami and Penn State.
And Alabama.
At the time of Pike’s verbal commitment, which was […]

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Kouandjio Faxes Letter Of Intent To Crimson Tide

After announcing Wednesday he would be attending Auburn, Cyrus Kouandjio changed his mind today and has made it official:

He will join his brother Arie as a football player at the University of Alabama.
Kouandjio made the announcement on his personal Facebook account while Kristen Kenney of Scout.com reported Saturday, “After spending the weekend discussing his decision […]

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Pat Dye’s Daughter Spotted On Recruit’s Facebook

Friday James Wagner of the WASHINGTON POST reported that prized high school football recruit Cyrus Kouandjio will decide between Auburn and Alabama on Monday.

(Dye’s daughter tries to convince Kouandjio to attend Auburn)
Kouandjio to the Post:
“I’m going to go through the weekend, sit down and talk to everybody. You know, see their opinions on things.”
“It’s so […]

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Recruit: “I just let Saban, Spurrier go to voicemail”

Bruce Feldman of ESPN THE MAGAZINE has my highlight of this year’s interminable recruiting season, from the nation’s #1 prospect, South Carolina high school defensive end Jadeveon Clowney:

“At first, it’s a big thrill when coaches like Nick Saban and Steve Spurrier call. But by the middle of the year, that feeling wore off. Now […]

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Bevo TV’s Dirty Little Secret: All About Recruiting

Last week the University of Texas announced a 20-year, $300 million partnership with ESPN that will lead to the creation of a nationally-televised cable channel devoted to the interests of the Univ. of Texas athletic department.

(So why would they broadcast football and basketball games anyway?)
But contrary to popular perception, Texas and ESPN plan to […]

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Bama Benching Over Color Underlines MLK Impact

Monday one of the best hoops prospects in the country was benched for an MLK-day Alabama high school basketball game because of color.

(Original video credit: RocketCitySports.com)
Though the controversy involving Crimson Tide signee Levi Randolph is somewhat of a headshaker, I’m happy to report that his lack of playing time had nothing to do with […]

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