UCLA Confirms SI Exposé on Player Drug Use

Early Tuesday SbB reported on Twitter that SPORTS ILLUSTRATED planned to publish a story detailing drug use within the UCLA basketball program.

The investigative piece, which SbB has been told recounts marijuana usage by players who have since departed the program, was addressed by UCLA basketball coach Ben Howland at his weekly press conference in […]

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HBO Caves To Mayweather, Will Muzzle Merchant

HBO PPV provided the public with boxing’s most memorable showdown in 2011, televising a Sept. 17, 2011, ring exchange that somehow generated hundreds of millions of web video views despite the limited distribution of pay-per-view.

(HBO Allowing Mayweather to Censor Merchant, Lamps? Keep Reading) 
Six days ago, new HBO President Ken Hershman proudly announced an […]

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Oregon Duck Spied in NBA Seats Money Can’t Buy

Last night during the Lakers-Blazers game in Portland, longtime PDX media personality Dwight Jaynes noted on Twitter that Oregon running back Kenjon Barner was at the game and seated courtside.

A photo of Barner, who is a junior at the University of Oregon and reportedly mulling entering the NFL draft, was included as part of a […]

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Beasley Admits NCAA Sins, Implicates Huggins

Eric Prisbell and Steve Yanda of the WASHINGTON POST report that as part of a current Maryland Circuit Court case, Michael Beasley recently revealed stunning details about his recruitment to Kansas State and one year-stay at the school.

(PDF: See Pages 7-8)
In a counterclaim filed late last month by attorney Mark A. Smith on behalf […]

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SEC’s Slive and Vanderbilt’s Franklin: Ridin’ Dirty

Wednesday I posted video of a vicious, blindside clip by Vanderbilt offensive lineman Logan Stewart on Georgia defensive lineman Kwame Geathers during UGA’s 33-28 win over the Commodores in Nashville last Saturday.

Despite Stewart’s dirty play, which included a 10-yard run-up, the Vandy player was given the same, subsequent punishment by SEC Commissioner Mike Slive as […]

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Intent To Injure Gets Green Light From SEC’s Slive

Today Southeastern Conference Commissioner Mike Slive suspended Vanderbilt center Logan Stewart and Georgia defensive tackle Kwame Geathers for the first halves of their next games.

(Video Source: ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION)
The punitive action was a response to an altercation between the two during Georgia’s 33-28 win over Vanderbilt in Nashville on Saturday. From that incident, SEC Commissioner […]

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Hurricane Punishment? Talk To UNC Player’s Hand

Earlier this week, North Carolina receiver Dwight Jones claimed to InsideCarolina.com that he had been deliberately punched or kicked in the groin during UNC’s football game against Miami last Saturday in Chapel Hill.

(That’s Giovani Bernard’s hand. I think.)
Jones on the incident:
“I got punched in the groin by one of the Miami players… They were […]

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Raw Video: Richt Calls UGA Behavior “Horse—-”

Last night - via WSMV-TV in Nashville - I posted video from the postgame, on-field exchange between Vanderbilt Coach James Franklin and Georgia Coach Mark Richt.

(Raw Video Source: WSMV-TV Nasvhille)
During the heated, essentially one-way conversation, Franklin slammed UGA Defensive Coordinator Todd Grantham in attempting to explain the ensuing altercation between the two teams following Georgia’s […]

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Ingram: Trent Richardson’s ‘Humble’ Life Coach

During Saturday’s ESPNU telecast of the Alabama-Vanderbilt football game, ESPN’s Clay Matvick reported that Trent Richardson told the ESPN announcer before the game that Mark Ingram, “taught him humility.” ESPN game analyst Brian Griese later added that Richardson told him that he still speaks with Ingram “two or three times a week.”

(Was ‘classless’ Ingram’ taunting […]

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Bobby D Speaks; Seen With OSU Rose Bowl Ring

On Feb. 4, 2011, disassociated Ohio State booster Bobby DiGeronimo appeared on WMJI-FM’s “Lanigan & Malone” morning show in Cleveland to promote the charity event which ultimately rendered three Buckeye football players ineligible.

(Banned OSU Booster Has His Own Championship Ring? Of Course He Does)
DiGeronimo has since admitted to giving three Ohio State players envelopes […]

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