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Overlooked, Undersized Vernon Adams Is College Football's Superstar in Waiting

“I want to earn the starting spot, earn everyone’s trust, win games, win a Pac-12 championship, hopefully a Heisman and a national championship,” Vernon Adams Jr. says. “My goals are set high.”<p>It wasn’t always like this for the man set to replace Marcus Mariota and his Heisman Trophy at …

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Keifer Sykes: The Unknown Highlight Machine Who Will Shock March Madness

Green Bay senior Keifer Sykes has scored more than 2,000 points during his illustrious college career. As a 6'0" point guard, his freakish leaping ability and his jaw-dropping dunks have turned him into a YouTube sensation.<p>Now is your chance to meet this little-known human highlight reel and …

All-Star LaMarcus Aldridge Reveals the Skills That Make Him a Mid-Range Maestro

Portland Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge is currently playing through a ligament tear in his left thumb, but that's far from his toughest challenge yet. His strong will—in this case, delaying surgery—was first unleashed in a life or death situation out of the womb.<p>In an American Express …

Basketball

The Father, The Son, and The Holy Game of Basketball

Basketball is a sexy game. The breakneck pace, the jarring thud of the ball against the ground, the high-fives, the shape of a body elevating in a …

Basketball

DeMarcus Cousins Trolls Writer Predicting He Would Get Arrested 5 Years Later

It's clear that Sacramento Kings star DeMarcus Cousins keeps track of who says what about him.<p>On Jan. 30, 2010, writer Clay Travis tweeted that Boogie would be arrested within five years. That's back when Cousins was a 19-year-old freshman at the University of Kentucky.<p><b>Updates from Friday, January</b> …

Basketball

Blake Griffin Pushes Trainer's Head Near Groin, Leaves Sportscasters Stranded

Blake Griffin left the guys in the booth stranded Thursday night with an ill-timed joke on national television.<p>Cameras zeroed in on Griffin in the fourth quarter of the Los Angeles Clippers' 123-84 immolation of the Brooklyn Nets.<p>The Clippers forward was relaxing on the bench and having his knee …

Basketball

Clippers' DeAndre Jordan Is Distracted by Tupac Song During Postgame Interview

Link to Media<p>The Los Angeles Clippers took down the Boston Celtics 102-93, thanks in large part to 19 points, 12 rebounds and six blocks from big man DeAndre Jordan.<p>Jordan, however, immediately took his mind elsewhere after the game, apparently not hearing the reporter's questions and listening to …

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Baylor's Shawn Oakman Becomes Internet Meme Due to Massive Frame

Baylor Bears defensive end Shawn Oakman has turned plenty of heads this college football season, coming in at 6'9" and 280 pounds. As his team faced the Michigan State Spartans on the national stage Thursday, he attracted even more attention.<p>A picture surfaced on Twitter of Oakman on the giant …

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7'6" High School Basketball Player Tacko Fall Gets Posterized

Lakewood (St. Petersburg, Florida) High School's Anthony Lawrence Jr. isn't going to forget this dunk anytime soon.<p>The 6'7" Lawrence worked his way through the Liberty Christian Prep (Tavares, Florida) defense but found the 7'6" Tacko Fall waiting for him at the rim. He would not be …

High School Basketball

Power Ranking Top 10 Bowl Games by Their Swag Gifts

It's officially college football bowl season. But more to the point, it's officially college football bowl <i>gift</i> season.<p>The gift packages each bowl gives away are a deserved prize to the teams that won six or more games. The NCAA allows each bowl to award $550 worth of "swag" to 125 participants per …

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Chris Paul and Blake Griffin Release Episode 1 of 'BGCP3TV in HD' Series

Link to Media<p>It’s a show. It’s an ad. It’s <i>BGCP3TV in HD</i>—a vehicle for selling Jordan Brand footwear and showcasing Blake Griffin and Chris Paul’s weirdness.<p>Released Friday, the first episode of the series shows Paul and Griffin attempting to overcome their off-court handicaps.<p>Paul can’t move …

Basketball

Blake Griffin Speaks on Donald Sterling, Clippers, More on the Players' Tribune

Los Angeles Clippers superstar Blake Griffin is the latest athlete to write a piece for The Players' Tribune, the Derek Jeter website that gives fans an inside look at athlete stories. The All-Star forward wrote at length about his feelings and interactions with former Clippers owner Donald …

Basketball

Texas High School Football Team Fools Opponent with Tricky Onside Kick

Onside kicks are usually tough for the kicking team to recover, but when a coach is able to come up with a creative trick play, it makes the task much easier.<p>This past weekend, Hebron (Carrollton, Texas) High School was able to recover an onside kick against Allen (Allen, Texas) High School with a …

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How the Nebraska Cornhuskers Almost Killed 'Workaholics' Star Adam DeVine

When <i>Rolling Stone</i> asked me to write an article about why I loved the Nebraska Cornhuskers, I thought about writing "Cornhuskers fucking rule" about …

College Sports

Adidas Unveils New Red Rising TECHFIT Alternate Uniforms for Nebraska

Thanks to Adidas, the Nebraska Cornhuskers are celebrating their 125th year of football in style.<p>Nebraska will be wearing new Red Rising TECHFIT uniforms for its Sept. 27 game against Illinois. The jerseys include ultra-light black and silver numbers, and the jerseys and pants use black metallic …

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The 2-Minute Workout That Works Your Abs From Every Angle

How strong is your core? Find out with this ultimate ab challenge<p>Ripped abs are reason enough to add some core moves to your routine. But a strong torso can also give you the foundation you need to lift more weight with less risk of injury. "Crunches alone won't get the job done, though," says Todd …

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The Tragic Story of Willie Williams, College Football's First Celebrity Recruit

The temptation is to begin every sentence with the words, “If only Willie hadn’t…”<p>One can’t stop oneself. It’s irresistible, like trying to tiptoe along the edge of a perfectly turquoise swimming pool on a 110-degree day.<p>You want to speak with insight and depth. You want to offer substance and …

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