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Wednesday, 04/30/08

You Can't Be Surprised

As I'm sure you've heard by now, Bowl Championship Series officials got together in Florida this week to discuss some proposed changes to the most controversial championship format there is in American sports. And after the end of the three days of playoff and plus-one talks we're back to where we started.

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Monday, 04/28/08

No Regrets?

The NFL Draft is now behind us and for 252 players this past weekend, a dream came true. For others, the weekend wasn't nearly as momentous. Here's a look at some of the more notable names who did not get drafted, despite, in many cases, predictions to the contrary. And thrown in for the hell of it is a little analysis, broken down by position.

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Saturday, 04/26/08

The Rivlary Continues

NEW YORK - Jake Long is a Miami Dolphin. Vernon Gholston is a New York Jet. That means the Michigan tackle and the Ohio State defensive end will be facing each other twice a season for the foreseeable future, a big step up from the annual matchup in either Ann Arbor or Columbus.

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Saturday, 04/26/08

Draft Notes

NEW YORK - After last year's first round of the NFL Draft dragged on for over six hours, the league decided it had to do something about the format. So they made some big changes this year, allowing teams five fewer minutes to select their first round picks and as a result Saturday's first round was the fastest first round since 1990.

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Saturday, 04/26/08

Lying Long

NEW YORK - Every prospective draft pick will tell you they don't care where they get picked and during the week leading up to the draft that's all Chris Long would tell you. He just wanted to get picked, he insisted, he didn't care where or when. Well, apparently he lied.

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Saturday, 04/26/08

Once A Bird, Always A Bird

NEW YORK - For the better part of the second half of the regular season, Matt Ryan was the consensus top quarterback in this year's draft class. But it took the Boston College signal caller a lot longer to realize it than most.

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Saturday, 04/26/08

He's Fine With No. 5

NEW YORK - Glenn Dorsey made no bones about wanting to be the No. 1 pick in the draft. And mid-way through his senior season at LSU, plenty of people had the Tigers tackle pegged as the top player. But Dorsey had to settle for the No. 5 selection Saturday and he's more than fine with it.

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Saturday, 04/26/08

Finally

NEW YORK - After some frustrating internet issues, we're finally live from the 2008 NFL Draft in Radio City Music Hall. The Arizona Cardinals just took the talented and under-publicized Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie from little Tennessee State. We'll get you up to speed on some of the things the top six draft picks had to say.

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Thursday, 04/24/08

Long Time Coming

NEW YORK - When Miami signed Jake Long to a $57 million contract earlier this week, the Dolphins put to bed any suspense and intrigue as to who the No. 1 pick in the 2008 NFL Draft would be. And for at least one other big name expected to be among the top selections in Saturday's first round, the news of Long's pact was a bit of a disappointment.

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Tuesday, 04/22/08

Bowden's Relief

This spring, there's no sense of impending doom for Bobby Bowden and no reason to worry about how his future at Florida State will unfold. Rather, there's a feeling of relief from the 78-year old Seminoles coach with his succession plan firmly in place.

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Monday, 04/14/08

Lions Lose A Lot

The news that Sean Lee will be lost for the season after he tore his right ACL late last week in practice is pretty bad for Penn State.

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Tuesday, 04/01/08

Take A Cue From Tennessee

While some schools avoid those early season non-conference showcase matchups like the plague - think 80 percent of the Big Ten - give Tennessee credit. The Vols have a built in excuse to play a soft non-conference schedule before their SEC slate kicks in, but they'd rather not take it easy.

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