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 EveryDayShouldBeSaturday.com, 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 […]

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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 […]

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CBS Tweet: Kerr Added To Final Four Broadcast

Yesterday the official Twitter feed for CBS Sports included this entry:

 NCAA March Madness: Jim Nantz, Clark Kellogg, and Steve Kerr will call the Final Four for CBS.

The Tweet was then deleted, but not before it was retweeted by dozens of followers of the CBS Sports Twitter account, including prominent media members.
The Tweet was also subsequently […]

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Dick Vitale Curbstomps NCAA Prez Into Response

In an interview with SPORTS ILLUSTRATED’s Seth Davis this week, new NCAA President Mark Emmert couldn’t have been more forceful in supporting his organization’s decision to rule Kentucky basketball recruit Enes Kanter permanently ineligible to play basketball at UK.

Emmert to Davis:
“The vast majority of people in collegiate basketball knew that this was an issue with […]

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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, […]

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‘Multiple Schools’ Told NCAA Of Saban Violation?

On Feb. 15, 2009, Ron Higgins of the MEMPHIS COMMERCIAL APPEAL accused Alabama football coach Nick Saban of committing an “apparent recruiting violation” after the coach showed up at the Memphis high school of junior football player Keiwone Malone just days before the Feb. 4, 2009, national signing day for high school seniors - which […]

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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 […]

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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.

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

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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. […]

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Report: Ohio St. May Lose Players For Bowl Game

FOX 28 in Columbus reported Wednesday afternoon that compliance issues may impact the Ohio State lineup in its Sugar Bowl game against Arkansas.

Sources tell ABC6/FOX28 News that Ohio State officials are meeting for a second straight day to consider compliance issues involving high-profile players on the football team.
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