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Notre Dame set to join the ACC


ESPN’s Brett McMurphy revealed this morning that Notre Dame will be joining the ACC in all sports w/ the exceptions of football and hockey in 2013. Then, the ACC turned around and announced that its members had increased their exit fee to three times the annual operating budget, or $50 million. That increase effectively puts an end to all the ...

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Week 1 in the NFL and I’m already 0-3 in fantasy football


(Photo Credit: Gail Burton/Associated Press) A record five rookies made their NFL debuts as starting quarterbacks for their teams, with one looking like a grizzled vet, some veterans looked like rookies, the defending champs fell to a division rival, and two teams asserted themselves as favorites (in my eyes) in their respective conferences. Oh, and the replacement refs were noticeable, ...

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2012 DSR British Open Pick ‘Em Challenge


Live Leaderboard: http://www.dallassportsrant.com/DSRBritishOpen.htm Welcome to the British Open Challenge! We’re changing our challenge format a little bit, to make it easier to get your picks in. Please use the form below to submit your picks. The pick ’em leader board will be posted for the beginning of the tournament on Thursday. Once again, here are the rules: 1. Each person ...

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U.S. Open Pick ‘Em Challenge

The Olympic Club's Lake Course

Ahh the U.S. Open. The second of the four major golf tournaments, this majestic event is going to be interesting right from the start, and it comes with another Pick ‘Em Challenge (but we’ll get to that in a second). First, here’s a quick rundown of the tournament’s history: Established: 1895 Last 5 Winners: Rory McIlroy (2011), Graeme McDowell (2010), ...

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Frogballing: The Runs Stop Here


Well, for lack of a more grandiose introduction sentence, it’s over. A season full of unbelievable lows, mildly exciting highs, and lack of general grasp on just who exactly this team is has finally come to a close. It ended [disclaimer: clichés ahead] not with a bang but a whimper, as the Frogs went out quietly in UCLA, amassing just ...

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Frogballing to Cali


(Photo Credit: Associated Press) In the top of the sixth inning, the TCU baseball team trailed the Dayton Flyers 9-6 and had only a mere twelve outs standing between them and losing five straight, ending their season. That’s about as dramatic, back-against-the-wall a situation can get. And what did the Frogs do? Exactly what they haven’t all season – relaxed, stayed patient at ...

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Frogballing, Post Season Style


Tomorrow afternoon kicks off our postseason with NCAA regionals. The Horned Frogs, after an astoundingly mediocre and disoriented first half of the season, have rallied to a respectable 36-19 record this season, scoring a date with Ole Miss Friday at 12:35 CST in College Station. After the jump I’ll preview the regional, suggest some strategy for the Froggies, and who knows, ...

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2012 NFL Mock Draft – First Round

2012 draft

Alright, all these so called “experts” have made their picks, now it’s time to make mine. I just hope I get one right. 1. Indianapolis Colts — Andrew Luck, QB, Stanford 2. Washington Redskins (from St. Louis) — Robert Griffin III, QB, Baylor 3. Minnesota Vikings — Matt Kalil, OT, USC 4. Cleveland Browns — Trent Richardson, RB, Alabama 5. ...

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Ozzie Being Ozzie

ozzie guillen

They’re rioting in the streets in Little Havana. Granted, “they” are a group of about twenty Latino men holding poorly crafted albeit colorfully worded signs. But they’re here, and they’re against Castro, and they want Ozzie Guillen fired. Is anyone surprised that the volatile re-branded Miami Marlins only took 5 games to implode? I had money that Ozzie wouldn’t last ...

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