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Football News-January 31, 2015

NFL may be unbeatable, but college football had a better year by Dennis Dodd, CBS Sports

Football taking hits ahead of signing day by Larry Vaught, the Advocate-Messenger

Gators making late recruiting push from the Gainesville Sun

Tennessee is building a first rate defensive line by Murf Baldwin, Saturday Down South

Big names on defensive line could make the day for Ole Miss on signing day from the Daily Mississippian

Year of the flip in recruiting by Josh Barnett, USA Today

Bielema turned down Dolphins because they would not draft QB Russell Wilson by Elizabeth Merrill, ESPN

Heisman Trophy betting odds has 5 SEC players in top tier from Bovada (caution: gambling site)

Arian Foster says he got money while at Tennessee from Yahoo Sports

What Kyler Murray’s commitment means to Texas A&M from USA Today


Basketball News-January 31, 2015

Like LSU fans with Saban, Tennessee fans wish Pearl had never left by Kevin Scarbinsky, AL.com

Pearl expects to get misty in return to Tennessee by Alex Boyington, Auburn-Opelika News

Halfway to 40-0 Kentucky does not need to lose a game by Eric Crawford, WDRB

High-octane Razorbacks get ready for improving Gators by Kevin Brockway, the Gainesville Sun

Early SEC losses serving LSU well by Sheldon Mickles, the Advocate

How Texas A&M went hot in basketball by Kate Hairopoulos, the Dallas Morning News

Big 12 is good, but the best in college basketball? By Randy Peterson, the Des Moines Register



Football News-January 30, 2015

How Florida gave Auburn recruiting a boost by Kevin Scarbinsky, AL.com

Kentucky's flipping commits want to see proof on the field by Ben Roberts, the Herald-Leader

Missouri AD to step down in summer by Dave Matter, St. Louis Post-Dipatch

Katy Perry stepping down in football fandom again by Melissa Hoppert, The New York Times

Lessons from how Clemson-South Carolina handled "The Brawl" by Gene Sapakoff, the Post and Courier

Ole Miss: position that needs improvement by Edward Aschoff, ESPN

Will Muschamp can make (Auburn) or break (Florida) in recruiting by Matt Hayes, Sporting News

SEC schools looking to replace key players by Steve Lassan, Athlon Sports

Welcome to the silly season of CFB recruiting rankings by Jon Solomon, CBS Sports

Ten biggest de-commitments from Rivals


Basketball News-January 30, 2015

Big 12, SEC looking to increase exposure with conference challenge shift by Randy Rosetta, the Times-Picayune

Past ghosts haunt MSU basketball today by Kevin Simmons, The Reflector

SEC basketball breakdown: Tide still can't rise under Grant by Pete Bland, Columbia Daily Tribune

What we learned from Kentucky's win at Missouri by Kyle Tucker, the Courier-Journal

Bruce Pearl ready for emotional return to Tennessee by Brandon Marcello, AL.com

Tennessee dealing with new turmoil prior to Pearl's return by Pat Forde, Yahoo Sports

SEC Basketball: SEC hot seat candidates by Gary Brown, CFB Update



Football News-January 29, 2015

Eight SEC players who will play key roles in the Super Bowl by Mike Herndon, AL.com

Auburn looking to finish strong in recruiting thanks to new blood by Alex Byington, Auburn-Opelika News

UGA Sports Medicine takes aggressive approach in managing concussions by Fletcher Page, Athens Banner-Herald

Let Vandy rape case be a lesson for all of us by Mark Wiedmer, Chattanooga Times-Free Press

Season report card for Mississippi State from ESPN

SEC Five Stars over the last decade by Brad Crawford, Saturday Down South

Jones taking time in search for next Tennessee OC by Patrick Brown, Chattanooga Times-Free Press

LSU hopes to remain recruiting power with staff changes by Jack Chascin, Daily Reveille

CFB playoff may not be the party hoped for by SEC by Chris Low, ESPN

Where have all the SEC quarterbacks gone by Matt Hayes, Sporting News

Brandon Harris high school coach wanted hm to leave LSU by Nick Bromberg, Yahoo Sports

Florida's national signing day nightmare from Athlon Sports


Basketball News-January 29, 2015

Tide going down tough road with Grant by Ken Jones, Auburn-Opelika News

Bruce Pearl takes aim at Auburn's scoring drought by Joel Erickson, AL.com

Missouri's "normal" coach charged with changing culture by Jerry Tipton, the Lexington-Herald

Missouri believes they will be more competitive against Kentucky by Tod Palmer, Kansas City Star

Better late than never, LSU gets win by Ron Higgins, the Times-Picayune

Football-centric Georgia trying to make a splash in men's hoops by Paul Newberry, the Associated Press

Ole Miss rallies to beat Mississippi State by Patrick Browning, The Daily Mississippian


Football News-January 28, 2015

12 reasons they call Mizzou D-Line U from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Saban would have won in NFL too by Mark Edwards, the Anniston Star

Look for Auburn and Florida to be among teams making headlines on signing day from AL.com

Forget Rose Bowl and keep CFB playoff on New Year's Day by Kevin Scarbinsky, AL.com

Former Vandy players guilty of rape by Graham Watson, Yahoo Sports

Five biggest things that could happen on signing day by Ethan Levine, Saturday Down South

Does winning a national title boost recruiting? by Kevin McGuire, NBC Sports


Basketball News-January 28, 2015

Georgia shoots out of free throw slump in Vandy win by Taylor Mayforth, Athens Banner-Herald

Missouri rallies around Clark after missed free throws by Dave Matter. the St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Gators work late to beat Tide by Kevin Brockway, the Gainesville Sun

Calipari says Kentucky can fight off complacency, play with energy by Jerry Tipton, the Herald-Leader

SEC basketball has improved, but it is hard to match Cal-Tucky by Ron Higgins, the Times-Picayune

LSU coach tries to keep players aware of big wins by Gamecocks by Sheldon Mickles, the Advocate

Ole Miss won't dance after MSU game by Hugh Kellenberger, the Clarion-Ledger

Aggies keep winning, this time at Auburn by

Auburn slump continues as Aggies keep winning by Alex Boyington, Auburn-Opelika News

Arkansas rallies late to beat Vols from the Associated Press

How SEC coaches could fix the game by David Paschall, the Chattanooga Times-Free Press

Florida coach pleased with progress in win over Bama by Vasha, AL.com


Football News-January 27, 2015

Tim Skipper brings handy man role to Florida staff by Scott Carter, Fox Sports South

Defensive line coach staying with Missouri by Tod Palmer, Kansas City Star

Jeremy Johnson leading Auburn receivers as new Tiger QB by Brandon Marcello, AL.com

Ole Miss continues loading up at receiver by Hugh Kellenberger, the Clarion-Ledger

Every SEC's toughest out of conference game in 2015 by Brad Crawford, Saturday Down South

Where did college football find starting quarterbacks in 2015 by Braden Gall, Athlon

Jeff Long re-elected as CFB Playoff Committee chair George Schroeder, USA Today

LSU to make almost nine million on neutral site games by Ross Dellenger, the Advocate

Here is a solution to the playoff disaster coming this year by Stewart Mandel, Fox Sports

Slowing offenses is key for SEC's new defensive coordinators by Andy Johnston, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution


Basketball News-January 27, 2015

Kentucky basketball on way to best start in program history by Morgan Striggles, ISP Sports

Georgia seeks fifth straight win tonight against Vandy by David Paschall, Chattanooga Times-Free Press

Gators in unfamiliar area with three straight losses by Steven Walentik, Columbia Daily Tribune

New rivalry in Iron Bowl: Anthony Grant vs. Bruce Pearl by Vasha Hunt, AL.com

POLL: who is the best SEC basketball coach ever? by Ron Higgins, the Times-Picayune

LSU creeping higher in NCAA bracket projections by Sheldon Mickles, the Advocate

Texas A&M ready to face Auburn by Richard Croome, the Eagle

Arkansas looking to avenge earlier loss to Tennessee from the Associated Press

Slow pace, low scores damage college basketball's watchability by Nicole Auerbach


Football News-Janaury 26, 2015

Batey takes stand at Vandy rape trial and apologizes by Stacey Barchhenger, the Tennessean

Should Kiffin stay at Bama until Saban retires by Bill Bender, Sporting News

Recruiting numbers don't always add up by David Climer, the Tennessean

Arkansas: position that needs improvement from ESPN

The offense revolution continues, sparked by ground game by Dennis Dodd, CBS Sports

SEC schools still lead the way in recruiting from NBC Sports


Basketball News-January 26, 2015

Kentucky fans stands strong at South Carolina by Jerry Tipton, The Herald-Leader

Missed free throws spoil gritty performance by Missouri by Steve Walentik, Columbia Daily Tribune

Who is LSU's MVP so far? By Randy Rosetta, the Times-Picayune

Ray thinks MSU is a few steps away by Michael Bonner, the Clarion-Ledger

Bruce Pearl want Bama-Auburn basketball to be relevant nationally by Brandon Marcello, AL.com

College basketball needs some help by Sam Mellinger, Kansas City Star

NFL, ESPN lobby for changes in CFB playoff calendar by John Ourand and Michael Smith, Sports Business Journal


Football News-January 25, 2015

Tennessee students chase dreams at tryouts by Matt Slovan, the Tennessean

Nick Marshall is latest college star who might shine at different position in NFL by Natalie Pierre, AL.com

Kiffin will be back at Alabama in 2015 by Marq Burnett, The Anniston Star

How many 5-Star recruits panned out since 2005 by Christopher Smith, Saturday Down South

It is past time for an upgrade of Georgia's Sanford Stadium by Bill King, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution


Basketball News January 2015

Gators must face the music after 2nd SEC loss from Gator Nation

Calipari trying to tweak Andrew Harrison again by Kyle Tucker, the Courier Journal

Missouri falls to Arkansas in heartbreaking finish by Dave Matter, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

No name defense leads Wildcats to win over Gamecocks by Jay Clemons, Fox Sports South

SEC road remains friendly to LSU by Sheldon Mickles, the Advocate

Georgia offensive rebound helps end MSU streak by Michael Bonner, the Clarion-Ledger

Vols suffer second home loss of season to Aggies by Matt Slovan, the Tennessea

Pearl says bad defensive rotation allowed Tide tip-in by James Crepa, The Montgomery Advertiser


Football News-January 24, 2015

Five recruits Auburn could flip from other schools by John Talty, AL.com

Saban hopeful that Kiffin stays at Alabama by Duanne Rankin, the Montgomery Advertiser

Vandy football players judgement impaired by alcohol by Stacey Barchenger, the Tennessean 

Everyone is chasing Georgia and Alabama in 2015 SEC race by Steve Lassan, Athlon

Smaller draft hit should help LSU in 2015 by David Ching, ESPN

Georgia jumps into college football spending war by Bill King, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Five things we learned from Senior Bowl week by Zac Jackson, Fox Sports


Basketball News-January 24, 2015

SEC basketball breakdown by Pete Bland, Columbia Daily Tribune

Kentucky expects gritty challenge from Gamecocks by Jerry Tipton, The Lexington Herald Leader

Hogs don't get much time to celebrate by Nate Allen, the Baxter Bulletin

Missouri hopes to get well against Arkansas by Dave Matter, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Donovan not shocked by fall, ready to start turn at Ole Miss by Robbie Andreu, the Gainesville Sun

Attendance at Missouri basketball games still a concern by Tod Palmer, Kansas City Star

Anthony Grant vs. Bruce Pearl mat be Grant's biggest game as Bama coach by Kevin Scarbinsky, AL.com

Should Charles Mann be the Man for Georgia by Jaylon Thompson, Red and Black

Three thoughts on LSU basketball by Randy Rosetta, the Times Picayune

Aggies ready to face Vols by Richard Croome, The Eagle

Today's SEC basketball schedule from SEC Digital


Football News-January 23, 2015

Who is hungry? Recruits and they must be fed by Jeremy Crabtree, ESPN

Jones says Vols OC had goal to coach in NFL by Dustin Dopriak, Knoxville News-Sentinel

Former top scout says Prescott wise to return to Miss. State by Zachary Creglow, the Clarion-Ledger

Malzahn believes Nick Marshall could be a success at QB in NFL by Brandon Marcello, AL.com

Jones creates family atmosphere at Tennessee from FanSided

Which schools will be the big winners on signing day by Josh Barnett, USA Today

Longhorns won't rest until they steal future Aggie star QB by Teddy Mitrisillis, Fox Sports

North Carolina faces lawsuit over fake classes by Dan Kane, the News & Observer


Basketball News-January 23, 2015

SEC is better in basketball, but it might not result in more tourney spots by Ron Morris, the State

Kentucky learning SEC is better than expected in basketball by Seth Emerson, Louisville Courier-Journal

Vols Tyndall on the spot in Southern Miss probe by David Climer, the Tennessean

Gamecocks look to replicate 2014 win over UK by David Roberts, The Daily Gamecock

Calipari says point guard Harrison has accepted criticism thrown his way by Larry Vaught, the Advocate-Messenger

Portis putback snaps Arkansas slide by Robbie Neiswanger, Arkansas News



Football News-January 22, 2015

Eleven players who have helped themselves with Senior Bowl practices by Mike Herndon, AL.com

Former LSU FB, Connor Neighbors, trying to seize Senior Bowl moment by Jim Kleinpeter, The Times-Picayune

Enos made right call leaving Central Michigan for Arkansas by Graham Couch, Lansing State Journal

The biggest regret for each SEC team in 2015 from Saturday Down South

Gators can't blow big recruiting weekend by Chris Hayes, Orlando Sentinel

Georgia's Richt gets two year extension by Chip Towers, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution


Basketball News-January 22, 2015

Life after Kentucky a concern for SEC teams by David Paschall, Chattanooga Times Free Press

Perimeter defense among Gators issues by Kevin Brockway, The Gainesville Sun

Arkansas gets ready for big game against Bama by Robbie Neiswanger, Arkansas News

SEC basketball searching for contenders from SB Nation

Calipari wants Towns to be best big man in nation by Larry Vaught, the Advocate Messenger

Hope for Mississippi State men's basketball? from Maroon and White Nation

Tyndall situation continues recent Tennessee instability from the Associated Press

Five most impressive coaching jobs in college basketball by Scott Gleeson, USA Today




Football News-January 21, 2015

Nick Marshall will always have the prayer in Jordan-Hare by Kevin Scarbinsky, AL.com

LSU players who need to step up in 2015 from the Times-Picayune

College football's top 5 declining teams for 2015 from Athlon

Alabama's crowded backfield brings excitement and problems by Brett Weisband, Saturday Down South

Bowden wants his wins back too by Mike Bianci, the Orlando Sentinel

College football needs an early signing period by Daniel Uthman, USA Today

Impact of Power Five changes by Dennis Dodd, CBS Sports

Florida fans have to realize that Meyer is just not into them by Erica Brown, Independent Florida Alligator


Basketball News-January 21, 2015

SEC basketball getting better at the bottom by Steven Walentik, the Columbia Daily Tribune

Humbled SEC foes react differently to Cat-astrophes by Jerry Tipton, The Lexington Herald-Leader

LSU Tigers put together tow halves against Gators by Randy Rosetta, the Tomes-Picayune

Gators lose second in a row in humbling loss by Pat Dooley, the Gainesville Sun

Missouri trying to dig out of rut in game with Aggies by Tod Palmer, the Kansas City Star

Aggies being helped by Freshman Peyton Allen by Richard Croome, The Eagle

Arkansas trying to fix defensive woes from Arkansas News


Football News-January 20, 2015

For Gamecocks, Do Transfers equal Addition by Subtraction by David Caraviello, the Post and Courier

Breaking Down LSU QB Contenders for 2015 from Bleacher Report

Fifteen predictions for Tennessee Football in 2015 from 24/7 Sports

Gene Chizik: A Coach Just Has to Coach by Kevin Scarbinsky, AL.com

Alabama Roster Management Underway from Athlon Sports

Vols Say No to Recruiting Site UT Booster by Matt Slovin, The Tennessean

Three Takeaways From the Playoffs year One by Natalie Pierre, AL.com

Biggest Winners and Losing from Coaching Carousel by Pat Forde, Yahoo Sports

Big Ten Muscles Up to SEC by Jeff Gordon, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Texas A&M, Notre Dame Among Top Risers for 2015 by Steve Lassan, Fox Sports

Key Players Returning to School by Bill Bender, Sporting News

How Schools are Represented in the Super Bowl by Jerry Hinnen, CBS Sports


Basketball News-January 20, 2015

All the Future NBA Players in Alabama's House were Wearing Blue by Kevin Scarbinsky, AL.com

Is SEC the Deepest it Has Been in a Decade? Bruce Pearl Thinks So by Patrick Ochs, Sun-Herald

Recruit Likes How Calipari is Using Big Men by Steve Jones, The Courier-Journal

Florida Basketball Still Confident After Ugly Loss by Antonya English, Tampa Bay Times

Georgia Likely to be Without Starter for More Games by Seth Emerson, the Ledger-Enquirer

McDonald's All-American is Still the Gold Standard in basketball Recruiting by Reid Forgrave, Fox Sports