Reneging Recruit’s Facebook Hate Claim Is Bogus

Five weeks ago, the state of Mississippi’s top football recruit, linebacker CJ Johnson, said the following about his verbal commitment to play football at Mississippi State:

“I am still going to visit Ole Miss and LSU. I want to just take those visits to just visit and my mom said I should take advantage of the […]


Ex-Gator Deleted Twitter Because He’s Innocent

Last week the publisher of one of the best-known college football websites in the business, Spencer Hall of, posted a piece on his site about the Twitter account of former Florida Gator football player Will Hill.

(Hill’s Twitter pic also part of sneak attac? By hacker, that is.)
The Tweet feed featured on Hill’s personal […]


Found: Most Effective Sports Marketing Of All Time

Apparently giving out a car, trip to the Pro Bowl and other prizes via impromptu Twitter trivia contests wasn’t enough for Indianapolis Colts Owner Jim Irsay.

(Sports Biz Guru Darren Rovell: Blown Away)

Today Irsay gave away a trip for two to the Super Bowl in Dallas to one of his Twitter “friends”.
The way-too-simple-there-has-to-be-a-catch-actually-there-isn’t contest to determine […]


Blake Griffin’s Girlfriend Is Absolutely Unreal

In the past few weeks, various websites and blogs have been reporting on Blake Griffin’s new girlfriend, a student at USC named Jasmine Shein.

Griffin and Jasmine Shein were first linked by a sports blog called on Dec. 22 of last year with this post:
This is Blake Griffin’s new girlfriend Jasmine Shein. The […]


Official: Michigan Hires Hoke As Football Coach

The University of Michigan announced today on its official sports site and Twitter feed that it had hired former San Diego State football coach Brady Hoke as its new football coach.

Hoke, who most recently spent six years turning around the Ball State football program and two years as head football coach at San Diego State, […]


AU AD Indicates All Players Eligible; Chizik Silent

Earlier today I reported that despite Auburn football coach Gene Chizik’s repeated refusals to confirm that all Auburn football players were currently academically eligible to play, the entire squad traveled to Arizona Monday to continue preparations for the BCS Championship Game against Oregon on Jan. 10.

(If you believe Auburn Athletic Jay Jacobs, it does.)
After […]


Ineligible Auburn Players Traveling To BCS Game?

Less than 24 hours ago David Morrison of the OPELIKA-AUBURN NEWS reported that Auburn football coach Gene Chizik had not yet confirmed all of the team’s players as academically eligible for the BCS Championship game against Oregon in Arizona on Jan. 10.

Morrison reported from Chizik’s most recent meeting with the media:
Auburn head […]


AD: OSU Benefits ‘Isolated’; Ex-Buckeye Disagrees

Yesterday Ohio State Athletic Director Gene Smith announced that multiple Buckeye football players, including Terrelle Pryor, Dan Herron and DeVier Posey, had been suspended for five games in 2011 for, in part, receiving extra benefits in the form of tattoos.

During his remarks, Smith said of the situation:
“There are no other NCAA violations around this case. […]


Cam’s Brother Facebooks On ‘False Accusations’

Cam Newton’s brother, Jacksonville Jaguars offensive lineman Cecil Newton, Jr., has answered multiple media reports about his brother on Facebook in the past few hours.

Starting on his own Facebook page, Cecil, Jr., posted the following:
As cam’s older brother , I would like to Thank all of his fans and supporters for your support and love.. […]


What If Jay Mariotti Deleted His Twitter Account

And nobody noticed?

(Awright awright, not exactly Nostradamus)
Two weeks since I Tweeted the above message, Mariotti has already gone Petrino on his rapidly disintegrating Twitter fanbase.