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Jerry Jones wants to dress Ohio State with his love. And his clothes.

Jerry Jones wants to dress Ohio State with his love. And his clothes.

By Juan Cena in SWRT on May 9, 2011

Opulence? Jerry Jones has it. And while the Dallas Cowboys owner hasn't gotten that  little pet giraffe yet (as far as anybody knows), he is eying the rights to other high-profile sports properties. According to The Columbus Dispatch, he Cowboys are in the running for the rights to produce licensed apparel for Ohio State. Not only that, the 'Boys want total or near total-control of the rights to the Buckeye's brand. "Most of the responses (in the bidding process) are from current, smaller licensees that want to continue producing some OSU garb. The Cowboys are one of three respondents that propose to handle all or most of the college's apparel that is sold everywhere, from college-specialty stores to supermarkets to mass retailers such as Target." Around sixty-five percent of the revenue Ohio State gets annually from licensing comes from apparel, which is a good amount of money for the school. The Cowboys have years of experience in areas like this (unlike other NFL teams, the Cowboys maintain the control of its own intellectual rights.) It looks like Jones and the Cowboys are making a big splash in the area of apparel licensing agreements. They have reportedly been in touch with other schools about licensing agreements besides Ohio State, though most have turned down the offer. If Jones were successful in getting the Buckeyes' rights, it might open the floodgates for deals with other schools, and would probably make the business end of college sports more interesting for years to come. (via The Columbus Dispatch)  Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

Houston Nutt has a contract only a Wall Street CEO could love.

Houston Nutt has a contract only a Wall Street CEO could love.

By Juan Cena in SWRT on May 9, 2011

Houston Nutt apparently has Ole Miss over a barrel when it comes to the world of contracts. If the school decided that was time to shove him out the same door it shoved Colonel Reb through at the end of the 2011 season, it will have to pay Nutt $6,000,000 dollars. By comparison, Ole Miss would only have to dish out $615,000 in bonus money for completing the trifecta of going undefeated, and winning both the SEC conference and BCS championships. If this isn't fuzzy math, I don't know what is. (via The Clarion-Ledger) Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

Covering Dixie Like Mildew: Tyler Bray, Arkansas' Greg Childs and Jerry Franklin, UGA's John Jenkins and Kwame Geathers, and more.

Covering Dixie Like Mildew: Tyler Bray, Arkansas' Greg Childs and Jerry Franklin, UGA's John Jenkins and Kwame Geathers, and more.

By Juan Cena in SWRT on May 9, 2011

(Covering Dixie Like Mildew is the SWRT roundup of SEC  news, with the occasional pesky Southern school from another conference.)      It's Getting Better All the Time.   Tennessee's passing game is improving as star quarterback Tyler Bray grows into his added responsibilities on the offense. (Chattanooga Times Free Press) High on the Hogs? Arkansas receiver Greg Childs and linebacker Jerry Franklin are each ranked no. 4 in their respective positions by Mel Kiper Jr. for the 2012 NFL Draft. (Arkansas Sports 360) A Wildcat becomes a Tiger. Northwestern running back Arby Fields is transferring to LSU. (Sippin' on Purple HT: And the Valley Shook) Mythbusters.  Does Auburn achieve in even-numbered years, yet falter in even numbered ones?  (Track 'Em Tigers) Event  Horizon.  Would Georgia placing both JUCO transfer John Jenkins and freshman Kwame Geathers on the defensive line create a "Supermassive Black Hole" that would suck opposing defenses into its gravity well, or would this idea lead the Dawgs down the wrong rabbit hole? (Dawg Sports) Who  will be the better quarterback in the NFL - Cam Newton or Tim Tebow? The answer to this one is probably "no." (Alligator Army) "Greatest Vol Villains" Tournament.  Lane Kiffin has got to be the early favorite in this one. (Rocky Top Talk) Gator fans get married.  If this doesn't look like one of those "the baby was on time, but the wedding was late" kind of things, then I don't know what is. (Loser With Socks.) Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

Stephen Garcia is a college graduate.

Stephen Garcia is a college graduate.

By Juan Cena in SWRT on May 8, 2011

You can call suspended South Carolina quarterback Stephen Garcia a lot of things (and you be assured that Steve Spurrier probably has). But one thing you apparently can't call him is a slacker when it comes to his academic studies. Garcia was among the group of South Carolina students who received their undergraduate degrees in a ceremony at the Colonial Life Arena. Garcia received his undergraduate degree in sociology. There's still no word yet on whether he will be allowed back to play during the 2011 season, but at least he got something out of his college days besides a nasty hangover in Atlanta. (via The Charleston Post and Courier) Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

Bear Bryant with some Mother's Day advice for y'all.

Bear Bryant with some Mother's Day advice for y'all.

By Juan Cena in SWRT on May 8, 2011

And if you are a Mom. Happy Mother's Day to you. Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

Aggie flash mob is yet another reason why Texas A&M should NEVER be allowed in the SEC.

Aggie flash mob is yet another reason why Texas A&M should NEVER be allowed in the SEC.

By Juan Cena in SWRT on May 7, 2011

Consider this reason #14 why Texas A&M should never  be allowed to join the SEC. There are people who think flash mobs and Glee are the greatest things since sliced bread. Obviously, this clip proves them wrong. Oh yeah, those other two reasons between the Top 10 and #14: #11. The Aggie Corps of Cadets provide the best reason to reinstate "Don't Ask Don't Tell. #12. Neal Boortz  is an Texas A&M alum. #13. "The Aggie Song" from The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas. 'Nuff said. Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

Big Tentacles: Recruiting, Tom Osbourne, Tubby Smith, and more.

Big Tentacles: Recruiting, Tom Osbourne, Tubby Smith, and more.

By Juan Cena in SWRT on May 7, 2011

(Big Tentacles is the SWRT look at the Big Ten and the schools it not-so-secretly covets.)  I have my heroes... Hammer and Rails' regular feature "Profiles in Bada**ery" honors  Air Force 1st Lt. Joel Gentz, who was  Purdue grad killed in the line of duty in Afghanistan. (Hammer and Rails) When it rains, it pours.  Ohio State's NCAA compliance  guru will look into some shady-looking deals between Buckeye athletes and a couple of used car dealerships. (Columbus Dispatch) Spanning the globe.  Michigan State has been expanding its recruiting base across the country while rival Michigan is trying to restore ties closer to home that suffered during the Rich Rodriguez era. (Detroit Free Press) On the other hand: Michigan leads all Big Ten schools when it comes to filling out its 2012 recruiting class. (Detroit Free press) Northwestern recruiting.  Offensive guard Ian Park commits to Northwestern. (Chicago Tribune) Nebraska recruiting. Nebraska lands a four-star recruit in the form of  receiver Jordan Westerkamp. (Omaha World Herald) Change in the Weather. Penn State's hot streak of landing recruits apparently took a nosedive after a spell of cold weather at the Blue-White weekend. (PennLive.com) Looking for a fight. Despite the move to the Big Ten, Nebraska athletic director says that the school is willing to play Texas if the Longhorns are up to it. (Austin American-Statesman) And that's what college football is really about, Charlie Brown.* The Big Ten had twenty-six student athletes named to the National Football Foundation's Hampshire Honor Society, including former Wisconsin quarterback Scott Tolzien. (Big Ten Official Athletic Site) BASKETBALL Tubby to be a Terrapin?  The hot rumor going around is that Minnesota head men's basketball coach Tubby Smith is being looked at as a possible replacement for Gary Williams at Maryland. (The Daily Gopher) On a related front: Notre Dame men's basketball coach Mike Brey's representatives have reportedly been contacted by Maryland about replacing Williams. But it looks like Brey's looking to stay in South Bend. (Chicago Tribune) (* Yeah, I can't write that with a straight face, either.)  Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

Covering Dixie Like Mildew: Stephen Garcia, Tyler Bray, and more.

Covering Dixie Like Mildew: Stephen Garcia, Tyler Bray, and more.

By Juan Cena in SWRT on May 6, 2011

(Covering Dixie Like Mildew is the SWRT roundup of SEC  news, with the occasional pesky Southern school from another conference.)    Making things personal. South Carolina's athletic director, Eric Hyman, is reportedly trying everything he can to chase suspended quarterback out of Columbia. The fact that the "life skills" seminar Garcia showed up drunk to was organized by Hyman's wife may or may not have something to do with it. (FITSNews) Matt Hinton profiles Tennessee star QB Tyler Bray. And yes, Bray's back tat gets the attention it rightfully deserves. (Dr. Saturday) Sealing the deal.  Florida finalizes its contract agreement with new coach Will Muschamp. (The Gainesville Sun) I've seen the future, and it will be.  An artist's rendering gives a view of what an 80,000 seat Davis Wade Stadium might look like in 2036. (The Clarion-Ledger) Barbara Dooley.  That really says all you need to know about this one. (Go Vols Xtra) And it seems to me you lived your life like a fake Twitter account in the wind.  Friends of the Program has decided to retire it's infamous "Summer of Mallet" fake Twitter account. Ryan Mallett's recent ascension to the role of Tom Brady's clipboard holder is cited as the reason. (Friends of the Program) Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

Lloyd Carr told Ryan Mallett to bolt from Michigan.

Lloyd Carr told Ryan Mallett to bolt from Michigan.

By Juan Cena in SWRT on May 6, 2011

So, did you ever want to know the backstory behind  Ryan Mallett's departure from Michigan after Lloyd Carr retired/was forced out? Well apparently, Carr reportedly encouraged Mallett's defection. “At the Capital One Bowl, we were trying to smooth things out, and we talked to Coach Carr,” Jim Mallett, Ryan’s dad, said. “I asked him, ‘Coach, next to my dad, you’re the classiest person I’ve ever been around. What would you do if Ryan was your son? He said, ‘If I was in that situation, with a different offense, he needs to leave.’ ” That should sound like a shock, but it really isn't.  And apparently Carr's replacement, Rich Rodriguez attempt to stop his defection went something a little like Willie Wonka's attempt to stop Mike Teevee from trying out Wonkavision. “Ryan’s the one who called (Rich Rod),” Jim Mallett continued. “He said, “Can I talk about the offense?’ And then he told me, ‘Daddy, (Rodriguez) never looked me in the eye.’ He never visited with the family, he didn’t talk to us. I never met the man. But hey, it wasn’t a fit. Let’s move on.” Well, so much for loyalty. But at least Mallett wound up at Arkansas, where he was able to underperform to the highest of levels. (via The Boston Herald, who seem to be wasting a lot of bandwidth for a third round draft pick with its "The Making of Mallett" series.) Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

Your Ricky Stanzi "America, Love It or Leave It!" Moment of the Day: Swiperboy salutes the Troops.

Your Ricky Stanzi "America, Love It or Leave It!" Moment of the Day: Swiperboy salutes the Troops.

By Juan Cena in SWRT on May 6, 2011

Tennessee basketball's Swiperboy (aka Renaldo Woolridge) has posted a video honoring the troops after removal from this earth of Osama the Dead Terrorist. Couldn't have said it better myself. Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

Dancing in the Ruins: Texas A&M, Texas, scheduling changes and more.

Dancing in the Ruins: Texas A&M, Texas, scheduling changes and more.

By Juan Cena in SWRT on May 6, 2011

(Dancing in the Ruins is SWRT's look at the Big XII Conference...or at least what's left of it.)     Great Expectations The Dallas Morning News' look at Texas A&M's offensive line 2011 shows a unit that the Aggies' head football coach. Mike Sherman, "has high expectations for." (The Dallas Morning News) Great Expectations, part deux.  Meanwhile, the Aggies add another notch on their belt with the oral commitment of running back Davantefor the 2012 squad. (The Dallas Morning News) Lowered Expectations.  As for Texas, new offensive coordinator Stacy Searles has his work cut out for him. It doesn't help things that Searles was the OC of the underperforming Georgia offense last year. (The Dallas Morning News) Lowered Expectations, part deux.  Texas' once glorious running game doesn't look as it's returning to where it was in the middle of the past decade, either. (Dr. Saturday) Cause I'm hot, young running free. A little bit better than I used to be.  Texas Tech's 2011 offensive line sees a unit that's pretty much the same as last season's, but is seen as more more experienced and naturally expected to be better. (The Dallas Morning News) Boomer Sooner building boom.  Oklahoma's plans for a new $75 million dollar "Sooner Center" dormitory complex is seen as a boost for it winning players for future recruiting classes. (The Oklahoman) A slight change in plans.  Oklahoma's home game against Iowa State is being moved to November 26. (The Oklahoman) Farmageddeon It.  The Big XII moves the Iowa St.-Kansas St. "Farmageddeon" game to December 3. (ESPN) Is this a good thing or a bad thing? Brandon Chatmon ponders whether all the scheduling tweeks the Big XII has dropped in the last few days help or hinder Oklahoma State. (The Oklahoman) Either you're with us or you're against us. A quasi-scientific study on that teams in the Big XII are football schools, and which are basketball schools pretty much tell you what you probably already knew. (Cowboys Ride for Free) Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

Big Tentacles: Michigan State,Michigan's  Jake Ryan, Penn State, and more.

Big Tentacles: Michigan State,Michigan's Jake Ryan, Penn State, and more.

By Juan Cena in SWRT on May 5, 2011

(Big Tentacles is the SWRT look at the Big Ten and the schools it not-so-secretly covets.)     Friday Night Lights for Spartans.  Michigan State's 2011 season opener against Youngstown State at home has been moved up to Friday night, September 2, at 7:30 P.M. EDT. It will air on the Big Ten Network. (msuspartans.com) Maxwell's Silver Hammer. Michigan State quarterback Andrew Maxwell is looking toward more playing time while backing up senior starting QB Kirk Cousins. (Detroit Free Press) Meet Jake Ryan. A look at Michigan redshirt freshman linebacker Jake Ryan, who is already gaining notoriety due to the beating his helmet took in spring practice. (Maize n Brew) Penn State quarterback controversy over? Penn State QB coach Jay Paterno says the Nitnay Lions have an "idea" of who will win out in the competition for the starting QB position between Rob Bolden and Matt McGloi. (Pittsburgh Tribune Review)  Use your delusion.  The Daily Gopher has a bone to pick with ESPN's Adam Rittenberg for ranking Minnesota 11th in his Big Ten power rankings. Just be quiet and enjoy the view of Purdue's caboose at number ten. (Daily Gopher) Speaking of those power rankings of Adam Rittenberg's, No surprises here. Ohio State and Nebraska take the top two spots. (ESPN) Northwestern is a dish best served cold. Off Tackle Empire's Thursday preseason Potluck feature sticks its forks into Northwestern, featuring questions about quarterback Dan Persa's Heisman chances, and the Wildcats' all-time ugliest unis. (Off Tackle Empire) Include Me Out. At least one Northwestern blogger isn't too excited with the notion of the Wildcats' playing a yearly game at Wrigley Field. (The Daily Northwestern) Fantasy football (with a huge emphasis on the fantasy part). Black Heart Gold Pants look at Iowa recruiting is, well, just what you would think a Black Heart Gold Pants look at Iowa recruiting would probably be like. (Black Heart Gold Pants) BASKETBALL A Knight to Remember? Ohio State sees a recently scheduled  men's basketball game against Lamar on Dec. 20 as a chance to honor Buckeye alum Bobby Knight. Lamar recently hired Knight's son Pat as its new men's basketball coach. (Columbus Dispatch) Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

Covering Dixie Like Mildew: Urban Meyer on Florida, Gene Chizik, Nick Saban, and more.

Covering Dixie Like Mildew: Urban Meyer on Florida, Gene Chizik, Nick Saban, and more.

By Juan Cena in SWRT on May 5, 2011

(Covering Dixie Like Mildew is the SWRT roundup of SEC  news, with the occasional pesky Southern school from another conference.)   It's Cinco de Mayo! What better reason to take a look ahead to Georgia's November 5 game against New Mexico State? (SB Nation Atlanta) Guarding the bloodline.  T. Kyle King takes a long, hard look at what measures need to be taken to ensure the preservation of the Uga mascot dynasty. (Dawg Sports) We Can Work It Out.  Alabama head football coach Nick Saban says that the recent string of tornadoes that hit Alabama shows that Alabama and Auburn fans can work together for the common good and not be "public enemies." (The Birmingham News) Chillin' with Urban Meyer.  Urban Meyer sat down with the ESPN College Football Live crew to talk about Florida and Meyer's replacement, Will Muschamp on Wednesday. The video is now online. (ESPN) Was Gene Chizik a better coach last year than we thought?  Chuck Oliver says that Gene Chizik's performance as a BCS winning head football coach at Auburn  in 2010 is more impressive once you start looking at the recruiting classes Tommy Tuberville left him with. (AUDIO) (ChuckOliver.net) Things Can Only Get Better.  Arkansas players going into the 2012 NFL Draft won't have to worry about questions revolving around character issues that plagued former Razorback quarterback Ryan Mallet in this year's Draft. (Arkansas Sports 360) Send lawyers, guns, and money.  Kentucky is being sued by a hearing impaired season ticket holder claiming the lack of captioning on video boards and monitors in Commonwealth Stadium violates the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990. (ChuckOliver.net) Seven and the Ragged Commodore. Vanderbilt could possibly have as many as seven quarterbacks on the football roster for 2011. They have seven quarterbacks. That means that they will have at least three more quarterbacks than they've had wins in the past two seasons. And that's terrible. (Team Speed Kills) Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

Jim Delany sees Nebraska as the Big Ten's Green Bay Packers.

Jim Delany sees Nebraska as the Big Ten's Green Bay Packers.

By Juan Cena in SWRT on May 5, 2011

Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany is still aglow over his conference's newest tentacle member, Nebraska. The Huskers are the Princess Kate to his Prince William. But Delany sees Nebraska in a different light than that, comparing it to the reigning Super Bowl champions, the Green Bay Packers. "It's really about the games," Delany said. "We're not the NFL, but the NFL has a very small-market team, Green Bay, and their games are national games, and everything they do is followed. The Nebraska brand has developed in such a way as other names like Oklahoma, Texas, Southern Cal. It's one of those programs."  Wisconsin is probably really pleased to hear its conference commissioner's comparison of Nebraska to an NFL team residing in its very own state borders. You can expect that to be on Bret Bielema's mind when the Badgers welcome the Huskers to Camp Randall Stadium on October 1. Still, Nebraska remains the apple in Jum Delany's eye. Never mind the fact the school just got kicked out of the Association of Athletic Universities, which is a big deal in the academic world. But in Delany's eyes, the Huskers are the crown jewel of the Big Ten. At least until Notre Dame breaks down and finally decides to join the conference. (via CBS Sports) Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

¡Tate Forcier wishes you a bueno Cinco de Mayo!

¡Tate Forcier wishes you a bueno Cinco de Mayo!

By Juan Cena in SWRT on May 5, 2011

It looks like this no. 5 has already been celebrating, hasn't he? Maybe a little too much. That's what a bottle of Cuervo Gold and a wild night of karaoke will do to a man. Take note, Miami. Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

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