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How The NFL Depends On College Football
While we tend to think of the NFL as the dominant sports business, the colleges have always driven American football. The game was invented at the college level in the 19th century. The NFL did not attain true legitimacy until roughly the mid-1950s. When the NFL took its two major steps into adulthood—adopting a national television contract and merging with the upstart American Football League.
Published April 30, 2012 - 12:33pm
Spring Breakout Players: SEC West
The SEC West looks to flex its muscle once again this year, and here are seven breakout players who will look to help their teams do just that.
Published April 30, 2012 - 11:41am
Package Deal: Jarius Wright and Greg Childs Both Drafted By Vikings In Same Round
It’s interesting to note that the Minnesota Vikings drafted two wide receivers from the same school in the 4th round of this weekend’s NFL Draft (16 picks apart) in former Arkansas Razorbacks’ Jarius Wright and Greg Childs. What you might not know is that these two have been playing together since elementary school.
Published April 30, 2012 - 10:04am
SEC Football Daily: April 30th
SEC Football Daily: Texas A&M QB Jamiell Showers is looking like he will be the starter heading into next season even though the coaching staff is not naming a starter just yet. Still, many believe he is the leader of the pack:
Published April 30, 2012 - 4:56am
Complete 2012 NFL Draft Recap For SEC Fans
Here is your complete NFL Draft Recap featuring the full breakdown of SEC players drafted – listed by round and by college team. Have a look and see what NFL teams you will want to watch next season!
Published April 29, 2012 - 7:54pm
Janoris Jenkins Gets New Start As NFL Corner
Janoris Jenkins was one of the cornerstones of the heralded 2008 recruiting haul by Urban Meyer for the Florida Gators. Upon arriving in Gainesville, he contributed immediately by becoming the 2nd true freshman in school history to start at cornerback on opening day and accumulating 3 interceptions during the Championship 2008 season.
Published April 28, 2012 - 11:34am
South Carolina Gets A Slap On The Hand From The NCAA
Yesterday, following an almost two-year investigation into the South Carolina program regarding allegations of student-athletes receiving impermissible benefits, the NCAA hit the program with failure to monitor.
Published April 28, 2012 - 8:35am
Morris Claiborne Finds A Home With The Dallas Cowboys
Perhaps one of the top surprises of the draft last night was when the Dallas Cowboys traded up from No. 14 to snag the talented Morris Claiborne from LSU with the sixth pick in the NFL Draft. While the Cowboys had plenty of tape to look at, and Claiborne is widely considered a near sure thing to play cornerback at the NFL level, there’s one other connection that aided the Cowboys in their decision.
Published April 27, 2012 - 1:01pm
Ryan Tannehill: The Unusual Path Of A 1st Round Quarterback
With the Aggies first season in the Southeastern Conference still ahead of us, many SEC fans might not be too familiar with the story of Texas A&M’s quarterback from 2011, Ryan Tannehill. As football fans approached the NFL Draft, we were of course overwhelmed with the Andrew Luck and RG3 discussion, but Tannehill’s name started to become mentioned rather frequently as Draft Day approached.
Published April 27, 2012 - 10:29am