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Covering Dixie Like Mildew: Janzen Jackson, Dee Hart, and more.

Covering Dixie Like Mildew: Janzen Jackson, Dee Hart, and more.

By Juan Cena in SWRT on July 6, 2011

(Covering Dixie Like Mildew is the SWRT roundup of SEC news, with the occasional pesky Southern school from another conference.)  Maxwell's Silver Hammer. The Maxwell Award watch list features twelve players from the SEC. Included are Tennessee quarterback Tyler Bray, Georgia QB Aaron Murray, and running back Trent Richardson of Alabama. (The Sporting News, Knoxville News Sentinel) Janzen Jackson returns.  Tennessee safety Janzen Jackson has enrolled for UT's summer semester, and will return to the football team in the fall. (Knoxville News Sentinel) Alabama loses Hart. Alabama freshman Dee Hart will be out for the 2011 season due to a knee injury. (ChuckOliver.net) A tough act to follow. Alabama's may have an excellent defensive line this year. But it will still have to live up to the high mark set up by the Tide's 1992 defense. Because Kevin Scarbinsky said so. (The Birmingham News) Neutral field? What neutral field? Georgia received 53,522 tickets for the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game, while opponent Boise State received 7,500. (ChuckOliver.net) Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

An Iowa version of "Black and Yellow?" An Iowa version of "Black and Yellow."

An Iowa version of "Black and Yellow?" An Iowa version of "Black and Yellow."

By Juan Cena in SWRT on July 6, 2011

The world wasn't ready for an Iowa-themed knockoff of Wiz Khalifa's "Black and Yellow," nor will it ever be. Still, someone made it, complete with reggaeton breakdown at the end. This is going to replace the "Iowa Fight Song" like, never. (via Black Heart Gold Pants) Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

Big Tentacles: Sean Matti remembered, Troy Woolfolk, Sean Prater, and more.

Big Tentacles: Sean Matti remembered, Troy Woolfolk, Sean Prater, and more.

By Juan Cena in SWRT on July 6, 2011

(Big Tentacles is the SWRT look at the Big Ten and the schools it not-so-secretly covets.)    Sean Matti remembered. Purdue head football coach Danny Hope and athletic director Morgan Burke comment of the passing of senior running back Sean Matti, who died from an apparent drowning accident while swimming in Lake Freeman. (Indianapolis Star) Eight is enough? Michigan's success at recruiting for 2012 has left the school with only eight available scholarships remaining unclaimed.  (Detroit Free Press) Saving Troy Woofolk. A profile of Michigan senior cornerback Troy Woolfolk, who missed last season due to a dislocated right ankle and broken fibula. He spent the past year going through surgery and a long process of rehabilitation. (The Detroit News) Meet Sean Prater.  Iowa cornerback Sean Prater is profiled, which includes a discussion of his being one of the players twho came down with rhabdomyolysis after a grueling weight room session.  (Omaha World-Herald) Slapping their own wrist.  Nebraska puts itself on self-probation for "Husker student-athletes inadvertently using scholarship money to buy textbooks beyond those listed in the class syllabus as required reading." Well, that's a first. (Omaha World-Herald) Blow by Blow.  Off Tackle Empire previews Ohio State's 2011 schedule game by game. (Off Tackle Empire) When Terrelle met Chucky. A look at John Gruden's Quarterback Camp session with former Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor. (Along the Olentangy) Knowing is half the battle. Looking at the knowns and unknowns about Minnesota head football coach Jerry Kill. (Fringe Bowl Team) Play to play? More talk about the Big Ten's look into paying for athletes' full cost of attending college. (Lansing State Journal) BASKETBALL  David vs. David. Two-time NCAA championship runner-up Butler will play a home-and-home series against that other perennial NCAA tournament Cinderella Gonzaga in 2011 & 2012. (The Indianapolis Star) Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

AJ McCarron's tattoo isn't a tramp stamp after all.

AJ McCarron's tattoo isn't a tramp stamp after all.

By Juan Cena in SWRT on July 6, 2011

Remember that tattoo that Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron had reportedly gotten on his back? If not, here's a reminder.   Well you had better brace yourselves, because it turns out that it isn't a tramp stamp after all. McCarron had the ink job done right on his chest, for all the world to see. (At least when he's shirtless.) She's even kind of crazy 'bout his farmer's tan. Of course this can only mean two things. A) McCarron may end up being the most redneck quarterback in Alabama history. (Or in the whole freaking SEC, for that matter.) And B) Tennessee star quarterback Tyler Bray's stranglehold on the title of "the most awesomely bad back tattoo in all of college sports" is no longer in jeopardy. In fact, his stranglehold on the title may have gotten stronger. (via Friends of the Program) Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

LSU's Mike the Tiger planking? LSU's Mike the Tiger planking.

LSU's Mike the Tiger planking? LSU's Mike the Tiger planking.

By Juan Cena in SWRT on July 6, 2011

What do (cosplaying) tigers dream of when they take a little tiger snooze? Don't you think this planking bit's done got out of hand?* This is LSU costumed mascot Mike the Tiger. Not to be confused with the Mike VI, an actual mixed breed Bengali-Siberian tiger. Mike's Facebook page (oh, don't act so surprised) features an album of cosplaying Mike  planking at various locations around the LSU campus, including (naturally) Tiger Stadium. Mike also planked inside Alex Box Stadium and on the steps in front of Memorial Tower. Sadly, where he didn't plank was inside Mike VI's 15,000-plus square ft. habitat. Of course one look at the cosplaying Mike and Mike VI's might have thought "Ummmm, plank steak." *(Apologies to Waylon Jennings) (via And the Valley Shook) Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

In memorium: Purdue's Sean Matti

In memorium: Purdue's Sean Matti

By Juan Cena in SWRT on July 5, 2011

Thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Purdue senior running back Sean Matti, whose body was found Tuesday near the shore of Lake Freeman in Indiana. He had been reported missing after last being seen swimming in the lake on Sunday. He was 22 years old. (via The Sporting News) Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

Covering Dixie Like Mildew: Cam Newton, Georgia Tight Ends, and Trap Games.

Covering Dixie Like Mildew: Cam Newton, Georgia Tight Ends, and Trap Games.

By Juan Cena in SWRT on July 5, 2011

(Covering Dixie Like Mildew is the SWRT roundup of SEC news, with the occasional pesky Southern school from another conference.)    Punk'd. Former Auburn quarterback Cam Newton loses out on the SEC Male Athlete of the Year award to Tennessee men's tennis player John-Patrick Smith. (ESPN) Oh, take me back to the start. With the Russell Martin wild goose chase won by Wisconsin, Auburn is back to choosing between Barrett Trotter and Clint Mosley to be starting quarterback. (The Press-Register) Race to the century mark. Alabama's Nick Saban, Georgia's Mark Richt, and Ole Miss' Houston Nutt could all reach the 100 wins mark this  season as head football coaches in the NCAA. (al.com) From the "things that sound dirty, but aren't" department: Chip Towers looks at Georgia's Tight Ends. (Atlanta Journal Constitution) Class is in session. Tennessee freshmen and junior-college transfers take a "class" in Tennessee football history as part of the Vol For Life character development program created by head football coach Derek Dooley. (Knoxville News Sentinel) Threepeat for CBS? Looking at whether or not the "SEC on CBS" can beat ABC' college football coverage for a third straight year. (Chattanooga Times-Free Press) It's a trap! The "Top 5 Trap Games in the SEC," as determined by Admiral Ackbar Pat Dooley. (The Gainesville Sun) Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

Columbus, OH Independence Day parade features a March of the Tressels.

Columbus, OH Independence Day parade features a March of the Tressels.

By Juan Cena in SWRT on July 5, 2011

What better way to celebrate America's independence with than a salute to a defrocked former college head football coach. A group of of 20 sweater vest-clad Jim Tressel supporters took part in a Columbus, OH Independence Day parade. The "Tribute to Tressel" included a float listing the former Ohio State head football coach's on-the-field accomplishments. Not to be outdone, a parade in Upper Arlington, OH  featured a car presenting itself as being sponsored by "Pryor's Tattoo & Gold X-Change." Freedom of speech is one if the things to be celebrated on July 4, no matter how tacky it can get. (via No 2-Minute Warning) Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

Michigan won't be getting a mascot any time soon.

Michigan won't be getting a mascot any time soon.

By Juan Cena in SWRT on July 4, 2011

Traditionalist Michigan fans can breathe a sigh of relief. Michigan athletic director David Brandon had discussed introducing a new Wolverine mascot to join  Bucky Badger and Purdue Pete in the Big Ten menagerie of Freudian Nightmares. Well, he's apparently changed his mind. Traditionalists may be happy, but those looking for signs of Michigan headed in a forward direction (like looking for new revenue streams, which the mascot talk was in all probability really about) might be disappointed. (via Detroit Free Press) Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

Johnny Cash presents Your Ricky Stanzi "America, Love It Or Leave It!" Moment of the Day

Johnny Cash presents Your Ricky Stanzi "America, Love It Or Leave It!" Moment of the Day

By Juan Cena in SWRT on July 4, 2011

If you made a list of men who were both great musicians and great Americans, Johnny Cash would have to rank in the list's upper echelons. During his life, He managed to be popular with both the traditional and more radical sides of the political spectrum. With that in mind, here's the Man in Black singing one of another the greatest songs American legend, Woody Guthrie. With that, I hope you and your family and friends have a happy Independence Day, and remember to take time to reflect on what the real meaning of freedom is, and the price many have paid to defend it. Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

Big Tentacles: Russell Wilson, Luke Fickell, and a stuffed lion.

Big Tentacles: Russell Wilson, Luke Fickell, and a stuffed lion.

By Juan Cena in SWRT on July 3, 2011

(Big Tentacles is the SWRT look at the Big Ten and the schools it not-so-secretly covets.)   The "Original Nittany Lion," a lion that according to legend was shot and stuffed around 1856, and alegedly the inspiration for Penn State's nickname. It's been moved to the Penn State Sports Museum located in the confines of Beaver Stadium. And no, Joe Paterno isn't the one that shot it. (The Patriot-News) New Kid In Town. Russell Wilson may not be out of the traditional mold of Wisconsin quarterbacks, but Wisconsin athletic director Barry Alvarez doesn't think he'll have much problems in filling the role. (Wisconsin State Journal) Home field advantage for Hoke? Having Michigan's first five games at home in The Big House might help new head football coach Brady Hoke get off to a quick start in his first season. (The Detroit News) Welcome To The Jungle. A big happy welcome to new Big Ten member Nebraska by Iowa-centric blog Black Heart Gold Pants. This won't end well. (Black Heart Gold Pants) Today's Top Ten list from the home office in Detroit.  The Detroit News' Matt Charboneau ranks Michigan State's Kirk Cousins as the best QB in the Big Ten. Northwestern's Dan Persa is second, with Michigan's Denard Robinson rounding out the top three. (The Detroit News) Learning Curve. Ohio State  head football coach (for now) Luke Fickell is learning to adapt to his new role. (The Columbus Dispatch) Now you know the rest of the story. The secret history of the founding of the Big Ten Network, and Nebraska's defection from the Big XII. Not surprisingly, ESPN being ESPN is involved.  (The Chicago Tribune) It's a dirty job, but someone's got to do it.  Don't tell the NCAA, but here's what members of the Iowa Hawkeyes football team are doing to earn a buck during the summer. (The Gazette) Comedy Is Not Pretty. The Big Ten coaches have a secret conclave to find a new Ohio State hard football coach. Hilarity ensues. (Off Tackle Empire) Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

Big Tentacles: Luke Fickell, Russell Wilson, Luke Fickell, and a stuffed lion.

Big Tentacles: Luke Fickell, Russell Wilson, Luke Fickell, and a stuffed lion.

By Juan Cena in SWRT on July 3, 2011

(Big Tentacles is the SWRT look at the Big Ten and the schools it not-so-secretly covets.)   The "Original Nittany Lion," a lion that according to legend was shot and stuffed around 1856, and alegedly the inspiration for Penn State's nickname. It's been moved to the Penn State Sports Museum located in the confines of Beaver Stadium. And no, Joe Paterno isn't the one that shot it. (The Patriot-News) New Kid In Town. Russell Wilson may not be out of the traditional mold of Wisconsin quarterbacks, but Wisconsin athletic director Barry Alvarez doesn't think he'll have much problems in filling the role. (Wisconsin State Journal) Home field advantage for Hoke? Having Michigan's first five games at home in The Big House might help new head football coach Brady Hoke get off to a quick start in his first season. (The Detroit News) Welcome To The Jungle. A big happy welcome to new Big Ten member Nebraska by Iowa-centric blog Black Heart Gold Pants. This won't end well. (Black Heart Gold Pants) Today's Top Ten list from the home office in Detroit.  The Detroit News' Matt Charboneau ranks Michigan State's Kirk Cousins as the best QB in the Big Ten. Northwestern's Dan Persa is second, with Michigan's Denard Robinson rounding out the top three. (The Detroit News) Learning Curve. Ohio State  head football coach (for now) Luke Fickell is learning to adapt to his new role. (The Columbus Dispatch) Now you know the rest of the story. The secret history of the founding of the Big Ten Network, and Nebraska's defection from the Big XII. Not surprisingly, ESPN being ESPN is involved.  (The Chicago Tribune) It's a dirty job, but someone's got to do it.  Don't tell the NCAA, but here's what members of the Iowa Hawkeyes football team are doing to earn a buck during the summer. (The Gazette) Comedy Is Not Pretty. The Big Ten coaches have a secret conclave to find a new Ohio State hard football coach. Hilarity ensues. (Off Tackle Empire) Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

Covering Dixie Like Mildew: Les Miles, Cecil Newton, and (sigh) planking.

Covering Dixie Like Mildew: Les Miles, Cecil Newton, and (sigh) planking.

By Juan Cena in SWRT on July 2, 2011

(Covering Dixie Like Mildew is the SWRT roundup of SEC news, with the occasional pesky Southern school from another conference.)  Least. Shocking. News. Ever. Alabama has released info regarding two year's worth of NCAA secondary violations. (al.com) To be yourself is all that you can do. LSU head football coach Les Miles doesn't worry too much about trying to put up any kind of public persona other just than being himself. No matter how arcanely bizarre that can get. (And the Valley Shook) Another One Bites the Dust.  Freshman tight end Michael McFarland is the latest player to transfer from Florida since head football coach Will Muschamp was hired. (Alligator Army) There can be only one.  The latest on the competition for the job of Auburn starting quarterback between Clint Moseley and Barrett Trotter. (al.com) Denial is not a river in Egypt. Cecil Newton claims that the allegations involving the recruitment to Auburn of son Cam Newton "didn’t totally define who I am." (The Charlotte Observer) Going for broke. Former Georgia head football coach Jim Donnan has filed for bankruptcy.  He and his wife had invested in what turned out to be a Ponzi scheme. (Athens Banner-Herald) Green Heart, Gold Pants? In EA Sports'  NCAA College Football 12  is any indicator of how South Florida will look on the field, the Bulls will be donning gold pants this year. (Voodoo Five) Florida Gators planking?  Florida Gators planking. (The Sun Sentinel) Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

Duck Soup? Oregon may be in hot water after Lyles interview.

Duck Soup? Oregon may be in hot water after Lyles interview.

By Juan Cena in SWRT on July 1, 2011

Things in Eugene OR, might be getting a little hot and heavy right now. Scouting service owner Will Lyles is accusing Oregon head football coach Chip Kelly of involvement with a $25,000 scouting fee that is in the center of an ongoing NCAA investigation in an interview with Yahoo! Sports. "In a wide-ranging, multi-day interview, Lyles said Kelly “scrambled” in late February and asked Lyles to submit retroactive player profiles to justify the $25,000 payment to his company, just days before the transaction was revealed in a March 3 Yahoo! Sports report. Lyles also provided details of his fledgling company – Complete Scouting Services (CSS) – as well as the extent of his relationship with numerous Texas high school stars and his role in Ducks’ recruitment of certain prospects.   Lyles insists Oregon did not make a direct request or payment to steer recruits to Eugene. However, he now says Oregon did not pay him for his work as a traditional scout, but for his influence with top recruits and their families and his ability to usher prospects through the signing and eligibility process. That dual role as mentor to prospects and paid contractor to Oregon is believed to be a focus of the NCAA probe." It doesn't sound like Oregon will be trying to claim any possible 2010 BCS title should Auburn be forced to vacate it.  (via Yahoo! Sports) Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

Covering Dixie Like Mildew: Trent Richardson, Heath Shuler, and more.

Covering Dixie Like Mildew: Trent Richardson, Heath Shuler, and more.

By Juan Cena in SWRT on July 1, 2011

(Covering Dixie Like Mildew is the SWRT roundup of SEC news, with the occasional pesky Southern school from another conference.)     Tide vs. Hokies, Part Deux.  The Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game rematch between Alabama and Virginia Tech is all but official, according to reports. (al.com) Close call in Tuscaloosa. Alabama junior running back Trent Richardson escaped injury in a hit-and-run accident incident in Tuscaloosa. (al.com) Judgement Day. Accused Toomer's Corner tree poisioner Harvey Updyke's trial has been tentatively scheduled to begin on Oct. 31. (al.com) I have given a name to my pain. and it is Mike Bobo. Georgia offensive coordinator Mike Bobo has become the center of scorn for members of the Bulldog Nation not ready or willing to place any blame of Georgia's decline in recent years on head football coach Mark Richt. ChuckOliver.net's Fletcher Proctor provides more fuel for their fire. (ChuckOliver.net) The Young Rebels. ChuckOliver.net's Kory Keys looks at Ole Miss' freshmen class. (ChuckOliver.net) Heath Shuler as Tennessee AD would be a bad idea. Because David Climer said so. (Knoxville News Sentinel) He's not saying yes, but he's not saying no. Meanwhile, Schuler, the North Carolina Congressman and former Tennessee quarterback isn't publicly giving any indication that he's might be interested in the job for Tennessee athletic director. (Knoxville News Sentinel) Last Chance for a Thousand Years. 2011 will be the final chance for SEC fifth-year freshmen to prove their worth. (The Gainesville Sun) Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

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