Leading off with the Sartorial Splendor Report. Just when you thought it was safe to come back outside, Nike went certifiably HAM and broke out new Pro Combat uniforms for (in order of descending quality): Navy, LSU, Army, Michigan State, Ohio State and Stanford. I cannot stress enough how much I love the Navy uniforms, specifically the helmet. For real. I want to wear one around in every day life.
As for our Big Ten brethren, the results are... not so good. Ohio State's are blah at best, and Michigan State seems to have forgotten that white is one of their colors. For what it's worth, though, I kind of dig the bronze helmet. I realize I'll be in the minority on that, but hey, it's not Penn State so what do I care?
Welcome to the big time, fellas. Boise State is now the proud owner of three years of probation, nine lost scholarships and a couple less practices. All this was the result of a myriad little violations that added up over the past five years, mostly involving improper recruit lodging and players paying for recruits' meals. Their invitation to the SEC is expected any day now.
I was hoping for less realignment, not more. This will not do. With Texas A&M now firmly out the door, the future of the Big 12 rests in the hands of Oklahoma. What are the Sooners going to do with it? Well, from the sounds of it, promptly throw it away and jump to the Pac-12 along with Oklahoma State. If this comes to pass, the Big 12 is officially dead.
It's for the troops, y'all! NC State basketball coach Mark Gottfried is going to tandem parachute into Carter-Finley Stadium this weekend when the Wolfpack take on South Alabama. Your move, Coach Chambers.
Wow. Former Florida State coach Bobby Bowden told the world yesterday that he underwent treatment for prostate cancer while he was still at Florida State in 2007. He didn't tell a soul outside of his family. Thankfully, Coach Bowden is cancer free. Cheers to you and continued good health, dadgummit.