As we already know from checking in with the Mountaineers, the college football season is now underway with teams everywhere starting their Fall practices. The Oklahoma State football team got in on the action when they held their first practice of 2014 today (Friday morning) at the Sherman E. Smith Training Facility.
Two stars of the SMU Mustangs men's basketball team have been selected to represent the United States with both Ben Moore and Sterling Brown being named to the U.S. team for the 2014 Men's Basketball Goodwill Tour. The tour is August 11-19 with games in Belgium, Germany, England and the Netherlands. The goal of the GSA is "education, good will and sportsmanship through sports."
Yet another Beaver is making waves in the NBA as former Oregon State men's basketball star Eric Moreland has signed a contract to play for the Sacramento Kings. The announcement of Moreland's contract came from Sacramento's General Manager Pete D'Alessandro this week. Details and specifics of the contract were disclosed per the Kings' team policy.
After a record-breaking season in 2013 that featured 13 wins and Rose Bowl and Big Ten Championships, Michigan State enters 2014 ranked No. 8 in the Preseason Amway Coaches Poll, released Thursday, July 31. It marks MSU's highest preseason ranking in the Coaches Poll since USA TODAY began administering the poll in 1991.
Oh it's here. It is finally here. The 2014 college football season is officially underway with practices taking place all across the country and one of the first teams to get the ball rolling in the new season are the West Virginia Mountaineers under the leadership of fourth-year head coach Dana Holgorsen.
College football fans familiar with the American Athletic Conference and its predecessor, the Big East, know that the league has had issues with leadership in the past. In particular, former Big East commissioner John Marinatto, who played the role of reactionary follower instead of proactive leader when the Big East was still considered a power conference.
Things are heating up as the 2014 college football season gets closer and now we've learned the schedule Washington State University's fall football practices leading up to the first game of the season. WSU Head Football Coach Mike Leach and the Cougar football team open fall camp Saturday, Aug. 2, with an 2:30 p.m. practice at Sacajawea Middle School in Lewiston, Idaho.
Senior Tanner Fritz will serve as the captain of the Ohio State men's hockey team in 2014-15, while junior Sam Jardine will be the team's alternate captain. Fritz and Jardine, both Academic All-Big Ten honorees who participated in the Chicago Blackhawks' development camp this summer, were selected after a vote by the team.
It's going to be a "cat fight" with both of these teams looking to "earn their stripes". There are plenty of catch-phrases we can use to describe a matchup between two schools with almost identical colors and mascots who play the country's favorite sport in a part of the nation that loves it more than anywhere else.
Former Texas A&M players are making the Aggies' presence known in the NFL with the league's training camps going into full swing around the country. In total, there are 30 former Texas A&M football players who are currently looking to secure spots on the final rosters of teams at the highest level of football.
Fans are eagerly looking forward to next month and the start of the 2014 college football season. Even more so for those following the Cowboys from Stillwater, because Oklahoma State kicks off the new season against the defending national champion Florida State Seminoles and they're doing so in front of a big national audience.
One of the premier teams from the nation's top basketball conference is heading north in just 16 days to start their exhibition tour in Canada. The Tigers will be playing several friendly games against teams from around the bordering country and have already started organized practices to knock off any cob webs the team may have.
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