Pac-12 football has great marketing, but it needs championships

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Chris Dufresne It used to be every Pac season started with media day next to the Pacific Ocean, but that was before ESPN started signing over billion-dollar checks to a conference it used to tip like a busboy. Whatever Pac-12 marketing is doing has resonated at ESPN headquarters in Connecticut. “I can report that Bristol is looking west this season,” Scott, entering his fifth season in charge, said. Don’t expect this to mean GameDay is ready to make a trip to Pullman, Wash. The downside to being last-stop leftovers in L.A. was there really wasn’t any fresh news left to report after the coaches dragged their carcasses into a soundstage at Sony Studios in Culver City.

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All thats in the past, Okung said. Even last year is in the past. Im just looking forward to having a great camp and going into having a great season. A 2010 Outland Trophy finalist at Oklahoma State, Okung has started 37 NFL games in three seasons. The Seahawks play the AFC South this year as part of the inter-conference rotation. That brings Okung to Reliant Stadium on Sept. 29. AUSTINS HUGHES GETS CHANGE OF SCENERY Jerry Hughes received regular playing time for the first time in his three-year NFL career in 2012. Predictably, the former TCU linebacker set career-highs in every category including 16 games, six starts, 41 tackles and four sacks.

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“But fortunately Brek was there to put it in. “It has meant a lot to all of us. We had a dream and a goal and I think we once again showed the American experience.” Donovan, a three-time World Cup standout who has netted five goals in the tournament, has not played in a World Cup qualifier this year after having taken almost four months off between seasons for the Los Angeles Galaxy. But the 31-year-old striker could be poised to return to the top squad for the next US World Cup qualifier on September 6 at Costa Rica and play a key role if the Americans, who top the qualifying table, reach the 2014 World Cup. “We’ll see for the World Cup,” Donovan said. “We have a lot of guys who weren’t here for the qualifying.

“It makes me laugh when they call me the Beast,” Negredo told reporters. “But, yes, I think I am a strong player, who can fight and be physical. “I think I have some qualities that will suit the Premier League. I think my style suits the game in England, but I also like to believe that I have good technical ability as well. “It was my team-mates who first started calling me the Beast of Vallecas. But it became so popular that the media in Spain also started to use the nickname as well. “I think I can be both the physical and technical.

College football’s conference changes are hard to keep straight

Yes, that deal was made before grant of rights. So Maryland is a lame turtle until 2014, when the ACC will add Louisville . The ACC this year adds Pittsburgh and Syracuse from the old Big East. Big East It fell apart and then reformed as a basketball league built around the Catholic schools. Basketball gets to keep the “Big East” name while football loosely reconfigured as the American Athletic Conference . The AAC keeps its automatic bid in the last year of the Bowl Championship Series , and it’s fitting that outgoing Louisville is heavily favored to claim it. Rutgers plays one last year here before moving to the Big Ten.

English football suits Negredo

South Alabamas basketball program has been to eight NCAA tournaments and the baseball team 25. But Erdmann knows football tops the pecking order of college sports in the state. Its a piece of our geography and our culture here in the Deep South that people hold onto very dearly, Erdmann said. Were still right on the ground floor of that, but I think weve got a chance to do something very special. He said the excitement leading up to this season is similar to that of the Jaguars debut. The players are certainly noticing.

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Jerry Hughes

She had suited up as a defensive back for the Cincinnati Sizzle in the Women’s Football Alliance, which has more than 50 teams and more than 1,800 players. What she found was players reveling in bone-jarring hits as much as any multimillion-dollar masher in the National Football League, in spite of the women earning as little as $1 per game and having to cover their expenses for uniforms, equipment and travel. Worse, the equipment isn’t designed for female bodies, forcing WFA players to search for secondhand fill-in supplies. “Players I knew sometimes got concussions and expressed concerns about head injuries, but no one changed their style of play as a result,” Carter said. Though she has since moved her work to the sidelines, she vividly remembers the first hit she took in a game, getting flattened by an opponent she never saw. “Out-of-the-blue body-blasting pain like that is hard to describe,” she said. When psychologists analyze “the tickle,” what’s the most fundamental fact that might start the discussion? Basically, we cannot tickle ourselves, suggesting that tickling is inherently social, an important means of interpersonal tactile communication and bonding between “tickler” and “ticklee,” says behavioral neuroscientist Robert Provine in New Scientist.

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Ligue 1 only has 2 automatic Champions League places in addition to its 1 play-off spot, the fourth being one of the Europa League slots. The final standings for the top 2 positions in the English and Spanish leagues are remarkably similar. For the past 10 years the eventual champions in both competitions averaged 89 points, runners-up still accumulated 82 points. The only real difference is found at 3rd place. English sides average 76 points whereas their Spanish counterparts can only muster 69 points. Its probably because the wealth is more evenly spread in the EPL than it is in Spain where La Ligas top 2 account for more than 50% of the TV-Revenue alone.

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