College Football Playoff crazy to forgo committee ‘dry run’ in 2013

Slain Football Player Found Near NFL Star’s Home

There has never been anything like it in FBS football, which for more than 75 years has relied on the votes of sportswriters and coaches. The proposed panel’s credibility will be essential to the public’s acceptance of this new event. Given those stakes, wouldn’t the committee want to take advantage of a gift-wrapped opportunity to iron out the kinks? There’s a reason Google and other technology companies beta test new products before unleashing them for mass consumption. They don’t hide a new version of Gmail under seal out of fear consumers will stop using the old one. On the contrary, they let employees and selected customers give new products a ride in hopes they find — and can subsequently correct — any potential flaws. That’s exactly what the playoff folks should do once they finalize the committee, even if they don’t select all the members in time for the start of the season.

This case reflects why rape victims are fearful and skeptical of the military justice system.” Burke has noted that the academy closed an investigation into the same allegations last year without charges. The woman reported the allegations to Navy criminal investigators and was disciplined for drinking while the athletes, one of whom discouraged her from cooperating, were permitted to continue playing, Burke has said. The female midshipman remains a student in good standing. The Navy agreed to reopen the investigation this year after the woman sought legal help, Burke said. The new investigation involved wiretapped conversations that Burke said further substantiated her client’s account. Burke said the scheduled graduation of one of the three students was put on hold because of the allegations, while the other two were not scheduled to graduate this year. The academy announced on Monday that Vice Adm. Michael Miller, the academy’s superintendent, had decided to forward the case to Article 32 proceedings, which are held to determine if there is enough evidence for a court-martial. Schofield said earlier this week that the initial Naval Criminal Investigative Service investigation into the case had been completed and reviewed.

Big 12 Football: Power Ranking the Best Uniforms in the Big 12

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Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports The Big 12 has some of the best and most unique uniforms in all of college football. Some schools like TCU and Oklahoma State have seemingly new uniforms every game and are big users of the Nike Pro Combat series. Other schools like Texas and Oklahoma stick to its roots and have had virtually the same jerseys throughout the program’s history.  However, this ranking does not give the edge to newer style of uniforms over the older styles. In fact, some of the best schools on this ranking rock the classic style of jerseys on Saturdays.  Of the 10 teams in the conference, eight are sponsored by Nike, one by Adidas and one by Under Armour. With that, here’s the power rankings of the Big 12’s football uniforms. 10. Iowa State Cyclones The Cyclones’ jerseys are overly plain with its design, and the yellow pants aren’t too aesthetically pleasing. Peter G. Aiken-USA TODAY Sports Sponsor: Nike With hideous yellow pants, a plain jersey design and the primary color being red, an overly used color in college football, the Iowa State Cyclones’ jerseys are the worst looking in the conference.  The yellow pants are simply atrocious. Not only is the yellow not a quality yellow like Oregon uses, but it has two widely spaced out red stripes down the pants that simply make the jersey look too plain.  The red jerseys are okay at best, but the white uniforms in Ames look especially bad after a game, where the dirt has made an ugly jersey even worse.  9.

Sky Sports announces opening set of live Football League fixtures

Among those attending to her was a man wearing a replica of Beckham’s old Manchester United jersey, with the footballer’s name and the number “7” on the back. In a posting on his new account on Sina Weibo, China’s equivalent to Twitter, Beckham apologised for the event’s cancellation. The former England captain was scheduled to play with the university’s team and the youth team of a local football club. “I had an incredible response from everyone at Shanghai Tongji University today. Sorry I couldn’t get out on the pitch to see the teams. It was impossible to get through the massive crowds,” he said. “I heard there were a few injuries, hope the fans are ok and I wish them a speedy recovery,” he added.

Football transfer rumours: Luis Suárez to Napoli?

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Today’s piffle is still thinking of that drive on the 13th Thursday 20 June 2013 04.26 EDT So is Luis Suárez off to replace Edinson Cavani at Napoli then? Photograph: Eitan Abramovich/AFP/Getty Images Joe Kinnear’s first task as director of football at Newcastle United has been to abandon long-standing plans to sign Douglas. He’s apparently never heard of him, a fact that has caused high amusement among a sneering press pack, several of whose members have extensive knowledge of the player themselves after watching 30 seconds of a video of the FC Twente defender on YouTube. Arsenal have come to an agreement to sign Gonzalo Higuaín from Real Madrid. The £22m fee eclipses the £15m they paid Zenit St Petersburg for Andriy Arshavin, and the £14,000 they paid Wolverhampton Wanderers for Bryn Jones. The good news never ends for Arsenal. Gervinho is off to either Marseille or Galatasaray, while Arsène Wenger has decided not to buy Ashley Williams. The Swansea defender will end up at Everton instead, where his reputation is sure to blossom under the inspired yoke of defensive mastermind Roberto Martínez. Everton are also in for Nathan Redmond, who is in a footrace with Curtis Davies to find out who can skedaddle out of Birmingham first. Davies has the jump on the young winger, with a fee seemingly agreed with Hull City.

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That game begins our coverage on Friday, August 2 and signals the start of five consecutive days of live football which will celebrate The Football League’s 125th anniversary. Don’t miss the 2013/14 season Over 200 live Premier and Football League games only on Sky Sports – Get Sky TV with the Sports Pack now Find out more by clicking on the leagues below: All eight founding clubs still in the League will be in action, with Burnley’s duel with Bolton, Derby’s match with Blackburn and Preston’s Capital One Cup tie with Blackpool part of the bill. Plus, on the following weekend, Sky Sports will show Portsmouth’s second match back in League 2 against Accrington, and the Championship contest between Leicester and Leeds. Fri, Aug 2: Sheffield United v Notts County (7.45pm) in League 1 * Sat, Aug 3: Burnley v Bolton (12.15pm) in Championship * Sun, Aug 4: Derby v Blackburn (4pm) in Championship * Mon, Aug 5: Preston v Blackpool (7.45pm) in Capital One Cup Tue, Aug 6: Morecambe v Wolves (7.45pm) in Capital One Cup Sat, Aug 10: Accrington v Portsmouth (12.15pm) in League 2 Sun, Aug 11: Leicester v Leeds (4.30pm) in Championship Stunning Barney Francis, managing director of Sky Sports, said: “The new season kicks off here on Sky Sports with a feast of live football for our viewers. Seven live matches in 10 days is the perfect start for our biggest ever season of football. “With fixtures from all three divisions and some intriguing cup ties, these opening live matches again show why football on Sky Sports has never been stronger.” Barney Francis “We’re honoured to be part of the celebrations for The Football League’s 125th anniversary. We also can’t wait to see if anyone can emulate Bradford’s stunning achievements in last season’s Capital One Cup. “With fixtures from all three divisions and some intriguing cup ties, these opening live matches again show why football on Sky Sports has never been stronger.” The fixtures will be the first of up to 90 live Football League games to be shown on Sky Sports HD this season, including the play-offs and all three play-off finals from Wembley in May 2014. Sky Sports customers will also be able to see 116 live Barclays Premier League fixtures, more than ever before, featuring most of the big head-to-heads and every club at least four times, while viewers can enjoy live coverage from UEFA Champions League, La Liga, SPL and a host of international fixtures, too. Sky Sports subscribers can also enjoy live matches across TV, online and mobile devices thanks to Sky Go, as well as a wealth of support programming including Soccer AM, Soccer Saturday and Goals on Sunday.

Football: Stampede at Beckham China event injures seven

I spoke with him before the game. He was in good spirits. Reporter: Sources tell abc news that an suv found near lloyd’s body was rented in hernandez’s name. This morning, investigators say they are looking for a silver side view mirror that may have broken off a car in the area. Police have not said how it’s linked to the case. The car is in your name. It’s in close proximity to your house. The combination of all of those things, I suspect mr. Hernandez is feeling uncomfortable at this point. Reporter: Hernandez returned home quietly wednesday, even as state troopers comb the road sides, leading from the crime scene to his house.

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