Links and videos from recent happenings around the sporting world. If you come across good articles, videos, etc. – please pass them along, I’d love to take a look.
It’s been a crazy week at work — my real job — and an equally insane week of college football with tons of off-field news and the season back in full swing. I have plenty of links this week but the commentary will be light.
Dashing through a scoring frenzy and crazy comebacks – Pat Forde [ESPN]
Oklahoma, LSU to Best Picture-themed college Power Rankings – Andy Staples [SI]
College Football Overtime: Quarterback situation key for Alabama, Auburn, Notre Dame, others – Stewart Mandel [SI]
Tuesday Top 10: Most exciting players in college – Bruce Feldman [CBSSports]
Big-game atmosphere returns to Tallahassee when Florida State hosts top-ranked Oklahoma – Mark Schlabach [ESPN]
Realignment threats creating game of chicken in college athletics – Andy Staples [SI]
Texas Tries to Convince Oklahoma to Stay in Big 12 – Pete Thamel [NYTimes]
Sources: Texas has three viable realignment options – Kirk Bohls & Alan Trubow [Statesman]
Moore to come – Wyatt Martin [Blue-Turf]
Boise State cornerback Jerrell Gavins finding his place in Boise – Chadd Cripe [IdahoStatesman]
Boise State football program suspends student manager with ties to Dutch players – Chadd Cripe [IdahoStatesman] – This new twist to the three Dutch players being held out makes me a little nervous.
NCAA hits Boise State with lack of institutional control, additional football penalties – Brian Murphy [IdahoStatesman] – I don’t agree with the additional scholarship reductions but it could have been worse.
Boise State’s response to NCAA infractions report: ‘Surprised, disappointed’ [IdahoStatesman]
Kustra responds to NCAA report, says school wants to make sure ‘this doesn’t happen again’ – Brian Murphy [IdahoStatesman]
Boise State guilty of, well, nothing really – Gregg Doyel [CBSSports]
Quiet exit: Gene Bleymaier closes career as Boise State athletic director – Chadd Cripe [Idaho Statesman]
The Wright Coast – Owen Wright beats Kelly Slater for first World Tour win at the Quik Pro NY – Jon Coen [ESPN Surf] There’s video and recaps of the first three days of competition from that link too.
Surfers hold 9/11 memorial on Long Beach – Peter Wilson [ESPN Surf]
ASP announces new Top 34 for second half of 2011 – Jon Coen [ESPN Surf]
Dingo’s 20 second tube in Indo [Surfline] Video of a 20 second barrel is a ridiculous as it sounds.
National Hockey League:
Trying summer sends players in search for solace – Dave Lozo [NHL.com]
Demitra remembered as ‘great friend, teammate’ – Dave Lozo [NHL.com]
Jeb Corliss Plans Wingsuit Flight Through Cave [Outside] No. Seriously.
Video of Jeb Corliss “Grinding The Crack” if you want to see just how ridiculous this adventure “sport” has become:
Any good articles or videos I missed? Happy Humpday Everyone!