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Pharoh 07-03-05 10:37 PM


Originally Posted by Daryl
something to whet your appetite: the week 1 TV schedule is up at nationalchamps.net



:up:

Some pretty nice games for the first week. Of course, it is the second week that is the most important this season.

:)

The Cow 07-03-05 11:45 PM

-eek- Illinois has an actual long shot at being 1-0 -eek-

Josh H 07-04-05 11:45 AM

Nice to see WVU on national TV on opening weekend.

Daryl 07-04-05 12:50 PM


Originally Posted by The Cow
-eek- Illinois has an actual long shot at being 1-0 -eek-

Zook for Governor!


Originally Posted by Pharoh
Of course, it is the second week that is the most important this season.

I know you're not sweating the Texas game?! OSU's my first big bet of the year. It's my "it was the Michigan defense, for pete's sake, now here comes the Vince Young reality check" bet

LorenzoL 07-09-05 06:21 PM

FSU will seek another year of eligibility
Associated Press

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Wyatt Sexton, the Florida State quarterback who was found disheveled and disoriented on a city street last month, has been diagnosed with Lyme disease and will miss the upcoming season, the university reported Saturday.

Florida State coach Bobby Bowden said the university would seek a sixth year of eligibility for Sexton, who has already used his redshirt season. He is the Seminoles' only experienced quarterback.

"It looks like Wyatt will need several months of treatment and will have to miss the season," Bowden said in a statement.

A specialist in the field of Lyme disease, Dr. S. Chandra Swami from Hermitage, Pa., said Sexton's organs have been infected and recommended intensive antibiotic therapy over a period of months.

"Wyatt has active Lyme Disease that has resulted in neuropsychiatric and cardiovascular deficits," Dr. Swami said.

The disease is curable, but the estimated recovery time for his advanced stage of infection is several months. If untreated, the disease can cause joint swelling and brain inflammation.

"We expect him to fully recover," Sexton's parents, Billy and Joy, said in a statement in the school's release. Billy Sexton is the running backs coach for the Seminoles.

The Seminoles will now choose between a pair of redshirt freshmen, Drew Weatherford and Xavier Lee, as the starting quarterback for their nationally televised season opener Sept. 5 against Miami. The team begins its preseason practice Aug. 9.

"It may come down to flipping a coin as to who starts the season," Bowden said.

Wyatt Sexton was the projected starter at quarterback. He played in 10 games in 2004, completing 55.2 percent of his passes for 1,661 yards and eight touchdowns. He also had eight interceptions.

On June 14, the 20-year-old Sexton was doused by pepper spray and taken to a hospital after he was found lying in the street and identifying himself as God. His parents released a statement two days later that said drug abuse was not the problem.

Lyme disease bacteria are transmitted to humans by ticks that are carried by deer.

The disease is often identified by an expanding "bull's-eye" rash that develops days to weeks after a tick bite. Other symptoms include tiredness, fever, muscle aches and joint pain.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta said there are an increasing number of cases that are attributed to growing populations of deer that support deer ticks, more homes being built in wooded areas and better recognition and reporting of the disease, named in 1977 when a cluster was identified in Lyme, Conn.

In addition to Sexton, the Seminoles could also be without their two linebackers, Ernie Sims and A.J. Nicholson, for the Miami game because of recent run-ins with the law.

Florida State was 9-3 in 2004, but failed to win the Atlantic Coast Conference title for just the second time in 13 seasons, and wound up ranked 15th -- its fourth straight year outside the Top 10 in the final Associated Press poll.

Supr_65 07-12-05 12:08 PM

7:15 Virginia Tech at North Carolina State

I wonder when Tech is gonna play their game AT LSU :eyeroll:

Josh H 07-12-05 01:00 PM

Didn't they annouce a rescheduled date for the [email protected] game when they backed out. Like 2008 or something?

I could be mistaken though as that was a good while ago.

twikoff 07-12-05 01:06 PM


Originally Posted by Supr_65
I wonder when Tech is gonna play their game AT LSU :eyeroll:

when LSU has a rebuilding year?

davidlynchfan 07-12-05 06:57 PM

does anyone know why the Temple Owls opt for independent?
Their schedule looks brutal.

at Arizona st.
at Wisconsin
Toledo
W Michigan
at Bowling Green
Maryland
Miami,Fl
at Clemson
at Virginia
Miami,Oh
at Navy

MrX 07-12-05 07:04 PM

They were kicked out of the Big East and now they're joining the MAC. They won't play a full conference schedule until 2007

Daryl 07-13-05 01:41 PM

FSU takes a huge loss as CB Antonio Cromartie tore his ACL on Tuesday and is gone for the year.

July 13, 2005
Cromartie done for the season
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Tallahassee, Fla. Florida State junior cornerback Antonio Cromartie will miss the 2005 season after tearing the ACL in his left knee during voluntary workouts Tuesday evening. Cromartie, a preseason first team All-American, had an MRI Wednesday morning and head trainer Randy Oravetz confirmed the injury and said Cromartie will undergo surgery to repair the knee next week.

Cromartie, who attended Lincoln High School in Tallahassee, tied for second last year in the ACC with four interceptions. He was also responsible for two defensive touchdowns. Sophomore J.R. Bryant will move up to first team at left cornerback opposite senior Gerard Ross to start fall practice.

MrX 07-13-05 07:52 PM

Shocking news here South Carolina admits 10 violations, 5 of them major, that occured under Holtz


South Carolina admits to 10 NCAA violations, five major
By PETE IACOBELLI, AP Sports Writer
July 13, 2005

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- South Carolina admitted to 10 NCAA violations committed under former football coach Lou Holtz in a report released Wednesday.

Five of the violations were classified as major.

The report was prepared jointly by the NCAA enforcement staff and the university and has been forwarded to the NCAA's Committee on Infractions, which can accept, reject or modify the proposed penalties.

The school found violations occurred when prospective student-athletes were given impermissible tutoring sessions and offseason workouts from 1999-2002.

South Carolina was also found to have a lack of institutional control.

``These are serious violations that are not in keeping with the values of the University of South Carolina and our athletics programs,'' University President Andrew Sorensen said. ``They certainly cast our university in a light, which no one in the Carolina family condones.''

Holtz did not immediately return messages left by The Associated Press at his home in Orlando, Fla.

The school proposed two years of probation, a reduction from 56 to 50 paid campus visits for football recruits this year and next; and a loss of two football scholarships for the 2006-07 and 2007-08 academic years.

Steve Spurrier, who replaced Holtz, says he hopes the NCAA will accept the penalties, ``which I believe are fair, so that we can get this matter behind us.''

School officials said Tom Perry, former senior associate athletic director for academic support services, is no longer with the school and and Pat Moorer, former strength and conditioning coach, was reassigned after Spurrier took the job.

Holtz retired at the end of last season.

``Any violation of the NCAA legislation is unacceptable, and I regret that five violations not previously discovered by the athletics department were discovered,'' said Mike McGee, who retired after more than 12 years as South Carolina's AD last month.

The report closes a chapter during which South Carolina had some of greatest success as Holtz went 17-7 and won the Outback Bowls in 2000-01.

``Any success that we have in athletics should be earned honorably and never be tainted by any violation of the rules and regulations that govern intercollegiate athletics,'' University of South Carolina board Chairman Herbert Adams said.
I like how the admin acts like they're shocked this happened under Holtz:lol:

Daryl 07-13-05 08:16 PM

A school gets in trouble immediately AFTER Holtz leaves? Like THAT'S never happened before :lol:

I guess it's OK to hire him, you just can't ever let him leave!

Duran 07-14-05 02:48 PM

What exactly is an "impermissable tutoring session?"

RoyalTea 07-14-05 02:55 PM

so what's going to happen to South Carolina.

I'm going to assume that since Spurrier's their new coach, that they'll get a mild slap on the wrist.

MrX 07-14-05 03:03 PM

I wonder if Fulmer's pissed they revealed it themselves before he could rat them out.

FantasticVSDoom 07-14-05 04:13 PM

First they lose Sexton to fucking Lyme disease and now Cromartie is done...Whats next, they will find out that Leon Washington has Leprosy??? -ohbfrank- Looks like a great start to another fun filled college football season already.

twikoff 07-14-05 04:22 PM

yea.. now south carolina wont be able to play in any bowl games for a couple season

oh wait... how is that punishment again :hscratch:

Sonny Corinthos 07-15-05 05:41 PM

Does anone know of a site on the web that list schools that have been put on probation by the NCAA? I'm trying to find out what Clemson did in the 80s to be put on probation. I know they were put on probation by the NCAA after winning the National Title in 1981.

Red Dog 08-03-05 03:48 PM

Looks like ESPN Gameplan price info is up: $99 early bird. No word on weekly pricing or the schedule yet (although it says the schedule was supposed to be released today).

http://proxy.espn.go.com/ncf/gameplan/index

I was debating getting this. At first I thought I'd pay for the weekly option since I knew that I wouldn't be at home on a number of Saturdays (definitely the first 2) during the season and there might be some other weeks with dog matchups. However, it looks like the weekly price was $20 last year, therefore all it takes is for me to want 5 weeks to break even, so I might as well opt for the early bird.

Josh H 08-03-05 04:09 PM

I'm tempted as well, but WVU has a good bit of national TV games this year (Syracuse, Cincy, Pitt and UCONN already slated, I imagine VT will get added and maybe Louisville, and I can go to the UMD game for free being a UMD grad student).

And they'll probably be mediocre at best so I many skip the gameplan this year.

Red Dog 08-03-05 04:19 PM


Originally Posted by Josh Hinkle
I'm tempted as well, but WVU has a good bit of national TV games this year (Syracuse, Cincy, Pitt and UCONN already slated, I imagine VT will get added and maybe Louisville, and I can go to the UMD game for free being a UMD grad student).

And they'll probably be mediocre at best so I many skip the gameplan this year.


While the ACC is far better now than in the past, I get so sick of getting stuck with say a Clemson vs Georgia Tech ACC game on ABC locally when there is huge Big XII game at 3:30. I also remember that the USC-Cal game was regional last year.

FantasticVSDoom 08-03-05 08:13 PM


Originally Posted by Red Dog
While the ACC is far better now than in the past, I get so sick of getting stuck with say a Clemson vs Georgia Tech ACC game on ABC locally when there is huge Big XII game at 3:30. I also remember that the USC-Cal game was regional last year.

Hell I would kill for the Clemson-Ga Tech game, we get Rutgers up here for regional coverage :(...Not much love for CFB up here in NY.

Josh H 08-04-05 11:28 AM


Originally Posted by Red Dog
While the ACC is far better now than in the past, I get so sick of getting stuck with say a Clemson vs Georgia Tech ACC game on ABC locally when there is huge Big XII game at 3:30. I also remember that the USC-Cal game was regional last year.

I'm not the type to watch many games not involving my teams (both from lack of interest and lack of time with Ph D studies), so I'd get it mainly to get more WVU games.

Red Dog 08-04-05 11:40 AM


Originally Posted by Josh Hinkle
I'm not the type to watch many games not involving my teams (both from lack of interest and lack of time with Ph D studies), so I'd get it mainly to get more WVU games.


Other than a mild interest in Maryland (who probably won't be decent this year), I have no allegiance to any team or conference. I just want to have access to the best matchups each week and have a better chance of seeing the games I wager on.


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