Monthly Archives: July 2013

AA: Lane Kiffin Closes Practice To The Media

Awful Announcing: In another move that will likely endear him to the local media, USC head football coach Lane Kiffin announced that fall practices will be closed this season.

AA: Twitter CEO Commits NCAA Violation Via Twitter

Awful Announcing: Boosters are allowed to tweet recruits. Twitter’s CEO broke this rule.

Alabama Signee Is Flush With Cash

Alabama defensive line recruit Dee Liner (yes, he’s a D-Liner named Dee Liner) has stirred up some controversy after posting a picture of himself and two friends holding a wad of hundreds on Instagram.

Puig Knows

Puig wanted to go home, so he ended the game.

CBR: Johnny Manziel Has Mastered Twitter

Crystal Ball Run: Johnny Manziel keeps his Twitter game strong.

Media Column: NASCAR on NBC; 30 for 30 Schedule; NFL Network Moves

The Sporting Herald Media Column for July 29: NBC buys half of a NASCAR season for 10 years, $4.4 billion; ESPN announces their fall 30 for 30 schedule; Paul Finebaum is back on the air in Birmingham; Judy Battista and Jenn Brown move to the NFL Network; Pac-12 and DirecTV are at an impasse.

CBR: USC AD Pat Haden Says Lane Kiffin Not On Hot Seat

Crystal Ball Run: Is Lane Kiffin on the “Hot Seat”? USC Athletic Director Pat Haden says no.

CBR: Cowherd Mocks Kentucky For Letters; Kentucky Sends Him 50

Crystal Ball Run: Colin Cowherd thinks that Kentucky sends too many letters to recruits. In response, Kentucky sent him 50 letters.

CBR: Pac-12 Media Picks Oregon To Win The Conference

Crystal Ball Run: Oregon was selected to win the 2013 Pac-12 title by the media at Pac-12 Media Day, today in Los Angeles.

Ryan Swope Retires From NFL Without Playing A Single Game

Former Texas A&M and current Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Ryan Swope has retired from football.