Jim Rome Strikes Deal For Showtime Appearances

Earlier today Jason McIntrye of TheBigLead.com broke the news that Jim Rome was moving his weekday Jim Rome is Burning television show from ESPN to the CBS Sports Network. (ESPN has since confirmed Rome’s last TV appearance on behalf of the company will be January 27.)

In response to Rome’s show no longer airing weekdays at […]

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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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San Diego Leads Off NFL’s LA Team Sweepstakes

With the citizens of San Diego on high alert in observance of a sign, any sign, that their beloved Chargers will not leave them behind for Los Angeles, recent comments by the team’s owner and legal counsel have done nothing to assauge that concern.

(Batter up: Chargers step into November ballot box)
Beginning on February 1, […]

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Penn State’s Bradley To Meet With Pitt About Job

Multiple sources close to the football programs at Penn State and the University of Pittsburgh have indicated to SbB that acting Penn State head football coach Tom Bradley is the leading candidate for the defensive coordinator position under new Pitt head football coach Paul Chryst.

(Fit for Pitt? Bradley coached under Joe Paterno for 33 years […]

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ESPN Was Likely To Part Ways With James In April

Earlier this year while discussing a potential run for a U.S. Senate seat in Texas, Craig James said he didn’t think his documented, prominent role in Mike Leach’s ouster at Texas Tech would affect his political aspirations.

 (”No“)
From Glenn Hunter of D Magazine on Jan. 31, 2011,

ESPN college football analyst Craig James, who’s weighing a […]

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Pitt Hires UW Assistant Chryst As Football Coach

In a Thursday morning press release, Pittsburgh announced that Wisconsin assistant football coach Paul Chryst has agreed to become its head football coach.

Chryst will be introduced to the public at a 3pm ET press conference at the Panthers’ practice facility.
Multiple sources also confirmed that Chryst will retain his duties as offensive coordinator of Wisconsin in […]

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Real-Life ‘Jerry Maguire’ Facing Jail Over Debts?

Last week an Orange County (CA) court bench warrant was issued for the arrest of the man who helped to inspire the movie, “Jerry Maguire.”

(DON’T LOAN LEIGH THE MONEY!!)
In public documents available on the Orange County Superior Court’s official website, the Dec. 15, 2011, warrant (pdf) followed a Dec. 13, 2010, Orange County court […]

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Search Party! Firm Scammed Rams For 250 Grand

Yesterday Colorado State Athletic Director Jack Graham introduced Jim McElwain as the school’s new football coach at a press conference in Fort Collins. The new CSU coach’s appearance and remarks to the large gathering of media and Rams fans was standard fare until McElwain opened the floor for questions from the media.

Instead of the initial […]

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Steinberg Blames ‘Bizarre’ ASU For ‘Yanking’ Deal

In a statement to Mark Berman of FOX 26 in Houston today, Arizona State Chief Operating Officer Steve Patterson said that the school was no longer pursuing current SMU football coach June Jones for its own football coaching position.

Patterson: “June Jone is not going to be our coach. The process continues.”
In response to Patterson’s announcement […]

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Curtain Drops on Mike Sherman’s Final, Class Act

In remarks made today at press conference in College Station, Texas, former Texas A&M head football coach Mike Sherman said his family learned of his firing yesterday before he did.

(Full interview and transcript @ TexAgs.com)

When asked how he first found out about his ouster, Sherman said:
“I was on a recruiting trip going to a […]

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