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Things Debbie Yow blames Gary Williams on.

Things Debbie Yow blames Gary Williams on.

By Juan Cena in SWRT on April 7, 2011

North Carolina State athletic director Debbie Yow raised a few eyebrows when she accused Maryland head men's basketball coach Gary Williams of sabotaging her search for a new Wolfpack head men's basketball coach.  Yow and Williams had a prickly working relationship when Yow was AD at Maryland. When introducing new coach Mark Gottfried (who accepted the job after at least three other coaches had turned the job down) Yow took a major shot at Williams. "I don't have a reputation across all men's basketball of being difficult to work with," she said Tuesday. "I have a reputation of not getting along with Gary Williams, who has tried to sabotage the search. Come on, we all know that. OK, so whatever. Williams responded back denying the charge. "I don't have any interest in the N.C. State search, since I'm coaching at Maryland and working hard to run our program," Williams said. "Anyone who says I've had contact with a prospective coach or athletic director regarding this search isn't being truthful." But apparently interfering in the coaching search isn't the only thing Yow is accusing Williams of. Here are a few more things Yow says Williams is to blame for: Rigging the Oscars so that  The King's Speech beat out The Social Network for Best Picture. Reggie Miller not getting voted into the Basketball Hall of Fame.  The Black Eyed Peas' Super Bowl XLV Halftime Show.  The BCS. Secretly hiding Saddam Hussein's WMD's in his back yard.   Designing Lady Gaga's meat dress.   The Jay Leno-Conan O'Brien Tonight Show fiasco.  Snakes on a Plane. The KFC Double Down sandwich.  Inviting Mike Price to that strip club. Secretly being The Masked Man, writer of Deadspin's "Dead Wrestler of the Week" feature.  Uwe Boll's directing career.  Final Crisis. The delays in the release of Duke Nukem Forever.  U2's mid-Nineties experimental period.  Marvel Comics retconning Spider-Man and Mary Jane's marriage.  Buying Aaron Murray that man purse.  (via ESPN, Rivals.com) Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

South Carolina suspends quarterback Stephen Garcia indefinetly. (UPDATED)

South Carolina suspends quarterback Stephen Garcia indefinetly. (UPDATED)

By Juan Cena in SWRT on April 6, 2011

South Carolina has indefinitely suspended troubled (or at least frequently in trouble) quarterback Stephen Garcia. The news came in a press release from South Carolina athletic director Eric Hyman. "Being a student-athlete at the University of South Carolina is a privilege, not a right," said Hyman. "We have expectations for our student-athletes and we make them aware that there are consequences for their actions. Stephen has exhibited behavior that is unacceptable for one of our student-athletes. Therefore, he has forfeited the privilege to participate in any football related activity until further notice." There's no word what Garcia, who has a history of personal issues at the school, has done to earn the suspension. The QB was already on a short leash (and a long list of "suggestions" from head football coach Steve Spurrier on how Garcia could "improve himself") after reports of his partying in Atlanta before the Chick-fil-A Bowl went public. It does look like it's going to take more than a haircut to get back in Steve Spurrier's good graces this time.  UPDATE: Chuck Oliver is reporting via Twitter that Garcia "showed up at mandatory athletics meeting last night smelling of booze, was belligerent to those in charge." (via WLTX) Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

Shirts Without Random Triangles: Tressel's Tattoo & Pawn t-shirt.

Shirts Without Random Triangles: Tressel's Tattoo & Pawn t-shirt.

By Juan Cena in SWRT on April 6, 2011

  It no shock that there is at least one t-shirt satirizing the Jim Tressel/Tat5 scandal at Ohio State. What's shocking is that this one does it so well. Smack Apparrel's "Tre$$el's Tattoo & Pawn" attacks the scandal from all directions, and does so with amazing success. As you would expect, the blue and maize shirt is aimed at Michigan fans, but it comes in school colors for Purdue, Penn State, and 2011 out of conference opponent Miami as well. Fellow "Leaders" division schools Indiana, and Wisconsin schools are left out in the cold on this one, school color wise. As is new kid on the Big Ten block Nebraska, who gets it's first in-conference shot at the Buckeyes this season. Sometimes having too many schools in a conference all using red as a team color can be a bad thing. (via Orlando Sentinel. HT Lost Lettermen) Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

Aaron Murray with a man purse? Aaron Murray with a man purse.

Aaron Murray with a man purse? Aaron Murray with a man purse.

By Juan Cena in SWRT on April 5, 2011

Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray with a man purse. Albeit the most feminine man purse known to man. Confidence that Georgia's 2011 season will be a successful one just took a huge vertical nosedive. You'll notice all those UGA students in the background keeping a significant distance from young Aaron, like they don't want anything to do with him wearing that thing.  (via EDSBS) Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

Covering Dixie Like Mildew: Lots of Auburn news, Caleb King, and more.

Covering Dixie Like Mildew: Lots of Auburn news, Caleb King, and more.

By Juan Cena in SWRT on April 5, 2011

(Covering Dixie Like Mildew is the SWRT roundup of SEC  news, with the occasional pesky Southern school from another conference.)   Put up or shut up. The former Auburn players who made charges of recruiting violations on HBO's Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel should tell everything to the NCAA. Because Kevin Scarbinsky says so. (al.com) Man up. "It's Time for Auburn to Go on the Offensive" and respond to the allegations made by the "Auburn Four." Because Jay Coulter said so. (Track 'Em Tigers)  The high cost of winning. Analyzing the "Cost Per Win" average of coaches in the SEC. (Team Speed Kills) Fulmer Cup rankings. This one's Auburn's. Don't worry about it. (EDSBS) Maybe this wasn't such a good idea after all. A resolution by the Georgia General Assembly to honor former Auburn quarterback Cam Newton comes under scrutiny. The criticism is coming from a Georgia blogger, of course. (Dawg Sports) Alabama players are encouraged after the first scrimmage of spring practice. Of course they are. (al.com) Make it or break it. Georgia's Caleb King is looking to have a "breakout season" after having to miss out of participating in the Liberty Bowl for academic issues. (Athens Banner-Herald) May I have your attention, please? A look at which Georgia players are garnering attention during spring practice. (From Hedges to Hardwood) Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

Unquiet on the Western Front: Jimmer Fredette, Colorado's Tad Boyle, and more.

Unquiet on the Western Front: Jimmer Fredette, Colorado's Tad Boyle, and more.

By Juan Cena in SWRT on April 4, 2011

(Unquiet on the Western Front is SWRT's look at the Pac-12, WAC, Mountain West, and other West Coast/Rocky Mountain schools extravaganza.)      Upstaged. BYU's Jimmer Fredette was upstaged for the crowd behind the scenes at CBS's Final Four coverage by Butler Blue II, Butler's live bulldog mascot. (Rivals.com) Leaving Arizona. Arizona assistant basketball coach Archie Miller has reportedly been hired by Dayton to be that schools' next head basketball coach. (FOX Sports) In for the long run? Colorado head basketball coach Tad Boyle says he's staying at Colorado despite being thought of as a potential head coach at other programs. (buffzone) Meet Larry Krystkowiak. Block U takes a look at new Utah head men's basketball coach Larry Krystkowiak, and tries to say nice things about him. (Block U) FOOTBALL Golden Bear preview. Previewing Cal's 2011 defensive line. (California Golden Blogs) Goodbye For Now. One Bronco Nation Under God says Ahoha to Boise State's former fellow WAC school Hawaii. At least until The Rainbow Warriors join the Mountain West in 2012.  (One Bronco Nation Under God) Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

Covering Dixie Like Mildew: Kentucky, Derek Dooley, and more.

Covering Dixie Like Mildew: Kentucky, Derek Dooley, and more.

By Juan Cena in SWRT on April 3, 2011

Kentucky knocked out of Final Four by UConn. If it makes John Calipari feel any better, Charlie Sheen apparently had a worse night than he did Saturday night. (Rivals.com) His Hairness is not amused. Tennessee head football coach Derek Dooley wasn't very pleased with his team's performance in the first scrimmage of the year. (Go Vols Xtra) Mack Daddy. Ole Miss quarterback Randall Mackey stood out the most in the Running Rebels' first spring practice scrimmage. (The Clarion-Ledger) Rambo on ice. Gerogia safety Bacarri Rambo will miss the rest of spring practice due a sprained MCL. (Athens Banner-Herald). Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

Clay Travis disses Tennessee's hire of Cuonzo Martin.

Clay Travis disses Tennessee's hire of Cuonzo Martin.

By Juan Cena in SWRT on April 3, 2011

Former Fanhouse columnist Clay Travis is not enamored over Tennessee's hiring of Cunozo to replace the embattled Bruce Pearl as the Volunteer's head men's basketball coach. He has pretty much said so in an article on his blog about the pay scales of coaches in the SEC. And he threw a shot in at Derek Dooley for good measure. "Some UT fans have been upset at me for ripping the Cuonzo Martin hire on the radio and Twitter. But most of those fans have missed my critique. It’s not that I think Martin is destined to fail, it’s that he’s not a proven success. And an athletic department as big as Tennessee should be in the business of only hiring proven successes. How do they do that? By paying more for talent than their competitors can afford." Shut up, Clay. Getting a high profile basketball coach to come to a school whose basketball program is all but assured of getting ban-hammered by the NCAA is really expecting a lot.  How many high-profile coaches want to go to a program that probably won't be seeing any NCAA tournament appearances due the moral lapses of the previous coach? Probably less than the number of satisfied audience members of Charlie Sheen's first show of his "Torpedo of Truth" show in Detroit.  Travis went on to take aim at both Martin and Derek Dooley. "The result is two coaches, Derek Dooley and Cuonzo Martin, who are, as a duo, the least accomplished coaches in the entirety of the SEC. Between them they have one bowl win and no NCAA tourney appearances. So, to forestall the emails from people who don’t get my point, I’m not saying that Tennessee should be paying Dooley and Martin more money or that Dooley and Martin are foredoomed to fail. I’m simply saying that Tennessee should have been capable of pricing itself out of the Dooley and Martin market to begin with. The Vols should have hired proven successes and paid them for it." To quote that great philosopher and wannabe professional soccer player Chad (Johnson) "Oh child, please." In both situations, Tennessee was behind a rock and a hard place. Getting a high profile coach to replace Lane Kiffin at the time of the year that he bolted Knoxville wasn't going to be in the odds. The fact that the Vols' managed to woo Derek Dooley from Louisiana Tech makes them pretty darn lucky, especially if Dooley turns out to be as good of a coach as his father was. (Besides that, Travis better be afraid when Dooley's mama, Barbara Dooley, hears about his article.) Travis is way off the mark in expecting "high profile" coaches to come to programs carrying at least a little bit of baggage. (Or in Tennessee men's basketball case, an entire Mori Luggage and Gifts warehouse full of baggage.) Expecting a Roy Williams or even a Brad Stephens to drop everything to come to a program that is most probably going on heavy probation for Bruce Pearl's recruiting violations is at best disingenuous and at worse highly delusional. Travis should know better than this. (via ClayTravis.net) Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

Big Tentacles: Denard Robinson, Kirk Cousins, Jamal Turner, and more.

Big Tentacles: Denard Robinson, Kirk Cousins, Jamal Turner, and more.

By Juan Cena in SWRT on April 2, 2011

(Big Tentacles is the SWRT look at the Big Ten and the schools it not-so-secretly covets.)  Play like the pros. An argument for  the new pro-style offense at Michigan. (Maize n Brew) Learning to Fly. As for Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson, he is reportedly "doing a great job" adapting to the new pro-style of offense. (Detroit Free Press) To the Mancave, Robin. A Michigan-themed Mancave to make even the most ardent Ohio State fan jealous. (M Victors) Throwback to the Future. Michigan and Notre Dame will be donning retro uniforms for the  first-ever night home game in Fighting Irish history. (Dr. Saturday) Meanwhile, Ohio State will be going in the other direction with modern-day gray digital camouflage helmets during spring practice. It probably won't help the Buckeye's  hide from the Tresselgate controversy.  (Dr. Saturday) Step Up.  Michigan State quarterback Kirk Cousins is looking forward to taking a bigger leadership role in 2011. (Detroit Free Press) Electric Slide. Nebraska is hoping that Jamal Turner, who was recruited as a quarterback, will be able to being his "electricity" to the wide receiver posistion in 2011. (Big Red Today) Yo, I'm taking a survey. Reaction to a survey sent out by Northwestern on proposed facility upgrades for the school's athletic program. (Lake the Posts) Welcome To the Jungle. A Penn State blogger welcomes Nebraska to the Big Ten. (Off Tackle Empire) BASKETBALL A Few Small Repairs. A proposal on how to smooth out the tricky divisionless new Big Ten basketball schedule. (M Go Blog) Something to Believe In. Despite a less-than stellar NCAA Tournament run, Ohio State guard William Buford deserves the support of Buckeye fans, according to Eleven Warriors. (Eleven Warriors) Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

Unfunny April Fools Jokes (?): Auburn sponsoring Darrel Waltrip at Talladega?

Unfunny April Fools Jokes (?): Auburn sponsoring Darrel Waltrip at Talladega?

By Juan Cena in SWRT on April 1, 2011

Unless I hear otherwise I'm calling bull on this one. Auburn's official website is reporting that Michael Waltrip's #15 Toyota will feature an Auburn-themed paint scheme for the April 17 Aaron's 500 at Talladega. The date on the press release being April 1, 2010 makes me a little suspicious. Then again, the press release also reports that Auburn head football coach Gene Chizik will be serving in the role of Grand Marshal for the race. And al.com and the Orlando Sentinel are reporting on the story as fact. So I'm just going to file this under the "I'll believe it when I see it" file. (via Orlando Sentinel, al.com) Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

Unfunny April Fool's Jokes: UGA Nike Pro Combat uniforms.

Unfunny April Fool's Jokes: UGA Nike Pro Combat uniforms.

By Juan Cena in SWRT on April 1, 2011

  I have no doubt this is fake, since Georgia AD Greg McGarity hasn't really shown much of a spine (not to mention other sundry parts of the male anatomy) to even try another alternative uniform stunt. Though give credit to From Hedges to Hardwood for trying something different. (via From Hedges to Hardwood) Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

Is a campaign to elect Tyler Bray Tennessee SGA President written in the stars?

Is a campaign to elect Tyler Bray Tennessee SGA President written in the stars?

By Juan Cena in SWRT on April 1, 2011

There are times when comments made in jest take a mind of their own. Such seems the case for an apparent campaign to elect Tennessee star (pardon the pun) quarterback Tyler Bray as president of the school's student government.  The movement even has its own  Bray star-studded back tattoo inspired logo, along with the inevitable Facebook  and Twitter account.   Here's the spiel on the Facebook  page. "Tyler Bray has grown in his ability to lead both on and off the field this year as is evidenced by his play and shampoo choice. This group is for students at the University of Tennessee who want to be led by a man that will take charge once elected president. Tyler Bray is a man of the people and for the people and if elected, we are sure he will not disappoint our student body in the ridiculous manner that both Spark and Reach are sure to do. Tyler has a motto: no suits, no ties, no lies. He is a man of principle and has always stood by that motto. So students if you want a leader that is truly dedicated to getting this University back on top where it once was, we urge you to vote Tyler Bray for SGA Student Body President." How did this idea start. Apparently Derek Mullins, Tennessee student and writer for The Daily Beacon student newspaper, made the suggestion of writing in Bray's name in an editorial column criticizing student government elections on the Tennessee campus. "If you simply must participate in the impending democratic sham, I suggest you write in the name — in every available category — of the only man to invigorate and inspire this campus over the last year ... Tyler Bray. UT's freshman quarterback sensation brought back a feeling of hope and optimism to UT football that has not been seen in almost a decade. Will he get anything done if elected? Who knows, but he could not do any worse." Mullins said the above in jest. But in a more recent column he got a little more serious about Bray's leadership qualities. "First, he has tremendous experience at getting people motivated. Though just a freshman, he has brought a sense of electricity that arguably has not been seen in years. One could argue that only the great Eric Berry — a former write-in candidate for the same position — turned more heads in the last decade. Can Bray motivate students? To quote Sarah Palin, "You betcha." After all, he does bring 100,000 out of their seats on a routine basis."This might end up being nothing more like Quixotic attempt to make Admiral Ackbar the mascot at Ole Miss, but you never can tell. But I'm sure the Tennessee student body can be rest assured that Bray would have its (star-tattooed) back if he was elected. (HT: Rocky Top Talk) Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

Covering Dixie Like Mildew: Auburn, Tyler Bray, and Mike Anderson as Neo.

Covering Dixie Like Mildew: Auburn, Tyler Bray, and Mike Anderson as Neo.

By Juan Cena in SWRT on April 1, 2011

(Covering Dixie Like Mildew is the SWRT roundup of SEC  news, with the occasional pesky Southern school from another conference.)       Least shocking reaction of the day. Ex-Auburn players don't believe the HBO Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel  claims of illegal payments to Auburn recruits. Of course they don't . (al.com) Auburn should get the Death Penalty from the NCAA. Because T. Kyle King says so. Shut up, Kyle. (Dawg Sports) I'll see your Auburn death penalty, and raise you one for Tennessee. Mike Bianchi says the NCAA should give the death penalty to Auburn and to Tennessee's men's basketball program too. Shut up, Mike. (Orlando Sentinel) Mo-money. Alabama Board of Regents approve new contracts and/or contract extentions for Alabama assistant football coaches. (al.com) Mindless BCS speculation of the day. Mark Bradley writes on the chances that the Chick-fil-A Bowl could replace the tarnished Fiesta Bowl in the BCS. Shit up, Mark. (Atlanta Journal-Constitution) A Few Small Repairs. Tennessee looks to fixing its punt-return team during spring practice. (Go Vols Xtra) Tyler Bray or bust? With Mike Hamilton's continued job as Tennessee athletic director in doubt, Derek Dooley's job as head football coach may depend on the development of sophomore quarterback Tyler Bray. (ChuckOliver.net) Mixed (Alligator) bag. Spring practice at Florida brings a mixed bag of expectations. (Miami Herald) ESPN keeping the legal department busy. ESPN is suing Conference USA for allegedly breaking a contract extension agreement to sign a deal with FOX Sports Media Group. (ChuckOliver.net) BASKETBALL Alabama gets WuShocked. Wichita State beats Alabama in the NIT Championship Game. Which makes the Tide the 70th best team in the country. (ESPN) Mike Anderson is Keanu Reeves? The new Arkansas men's head basketball coach's last names leads to several annoying references to The Matrix. Hopefully, images and articles with Bobby Petrino as Morpheus don't start showing up. (ArkansasOnline) Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

Unfunny April Fool's Jokes: Les Miles does reality TV.

Unfunny April Fool's Jokes: Les Miles does reality TV.

By Juan Cena in SWRT on April 1, 2011

You've got to hand it to LSU, because they sure know their April Fool's Jokes. Last year LSUSports.net announced on April 1 that Tiger Stadium would be installing purple field turf. This time around, it's Les Miles being the subject of a reality TV Show called Sod Wars. (And no, it's not on The Food Network.) "Sod Wars debuting on SPIKE TV this summer will feature LSU football head coach Les Miles in the series premiere, the network has announced.  Sod Wars pits two homeowners against each other to determine who has the best yard in the neighborhood. Each contestant is given a $10,000 budget for the week to create a dream landscape in their yard, with celebrity judges determining the winner.  Within the week-long period there will be bonus points based on challenges and obstacles such as wild animals and destruction of flower beds with explosives that wreak havoc on the contestants." And just for fun, there's even a Sod Wars website you can check out. Well played, Mauer.  (HT: And the Valley Shook) Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

Happy April Fool's Day. Hide your kids. Hide your wife.

Happy April Fool's Day. Hide your kids. Hide your wife.

By Juan Cena in SWRT on April 1, 2011

It's April 1. You know what that means. If you hear news like your favorite college team is going Boise State and installing a field colored something other than green (like LSU did last year), don't believe a single word of it. Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

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