Power 5 Conferences Take Their Ball And Run

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Today, the NCAA voted to allow the Power 5 conferences (Pac-12, Big Ten, Big 12, SEC, and ACC) autonomy. This allows them to make their own rules as far as giving players stipends, total cost of tuition, player insurance, recruiting rules, etc. Basically, these conferences can now do what they want. What does that mean for the little guys not in those conferences? They now have to fight for the leftovers of recruits and, well, money. Is this the new university version of “separate, but equal?”

Power 5 Conferences Take Their Ball and Run

Today, the NCAA voted to allow the Power 5 conferences (Pac-12, Big 10, Big 12, SEC, and ACC) autonomy. This allows them to make their own rules as far as giving players stipends, total cost of tuition, player insurance, recruiting rules, etc. Basically, these conferences can now do what they want. What does that mean for the little guys not in those conferences? They now have to fight for the leftovers of recruits and, well, money. Is this the new university version of “separate, but equal?”

LeSean McCoy Says What Every Elite RB Says Before the Season Starts

Only seven running backs in NFL history have rushed for at least 2,000 yards in a single season – and only three of them done it this decade.

Although LeSean McCoy ranked 1st in carries last season for a total of 1,607 yards (a solid 5.7 YPC average) to claim the Rushing Title, he is already making his 2014 season that much more exciting.

Another 393 yards isn’t impossible, but it is more than likely improbable with the addition of Darren Sproles to the backfield that will surely take from his NFL-leading workload.

Also, with such a pass happy league and an efficient playmaker under center, Chip Kelly and his Eagles will most likely look to increase the workload to Nick Foles’ arm; the Eagles ranked 27th in pass attempts last season.

Keep feeding him those smoothies, Chip. We’re rooting for you Shady. Except if it’s against you in fantasy.

Greg Oden and Ray Rice love women……..

NBA player Greg Oden was arrested in Lawrence, Ind. this morning, accused of punching his ex-girlfriend.

The incident happened around 3:30 a.m. in the 7200 block of Maple Bluff Place, according to a Lawrence Police Department report.

Officers arrived at the home to find the victim crying and lying across a bed holding her face, police said. A woman described as the victim’s best friend first told officers what happened, police said.

“He punched her in the face,” the witness said, according to the report.

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The victim initially was “uncooperative,” police said.

The victim’s best friend, police said, told the woman, “There isn’t that much love in the world. You need to tell that he punched you in the face.”

Police “observed blood, swelling to the nose, lacerations to the forehead and nose area of the victim’s face,” according to the report. They also “observed blood on the sofa and floor in the sitting area. (They) observed (blood) on the living room carpet (and) dirt from a flower pot that was knocked over.”

The house belongs to Oden’s mother.

Oden, 26, was “calm, apologetic and cooperative” when officers spoke with him, police said.

“I was wrong, and I know what has to happen,” Oden told police, according to the report.

LeBron Stops by Cleveland Browns Camp, Internet Loses its Mind

The NFL regular season hasn’t yet kicked off and we aren’t even close to the NBA’s tip off, but the LeBron James – Cleveland reunion is already in midseason form.

The 4-time NBA MVP surprised everyone and showed up to the Cleveland Browns training camp, standing on the sideline and watching practice for nearly an hour with his two sons.

It was his first public appearance since signing with the Cleveland Cavaliers last month.

This wasn’t their first time meeting, but it’s their first public encounter since the trade and it looks like LeBronny Manziel is already in full bloom.

We see you, Cleveland.