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Nick Saban rants about 'self-absorbed' Alabama fans: 'We're not happy to win a game anymore'

Under Nick Saban, Alabama has been known for regularly blowing out inferior opponents. The Crimson Tide have been so dominant that fans often get upset when the team "only" wins by a few points. Well, Saban thinks this mindset is unfair to his players. During the latest edition of "The Nick Saban Show," the coach went on a two-minute rant. (Sporting News)

Dick Vitale emotional in return to booth for Gonzaga-UCLA amid cancer battle

College basketball broadcasting legend Dick Vitale returned to the booth for ESPN’s broadcast of the Gonzaga-UCLA game on Tuesday, one month after he revealed that he’d been diagnosed with lymphoma. When Vitale revealed the lymphoma diagnosis in an essay on Oct. 18, he said that he planned to continue working while undergoing chemotherapy. (Awful Announcing)

Cam Newton's return to Carolina had everything — except a win

After throwing his first touchdown of the afternoon on Sunday and watching the pass' recipient, DJ Moore, hand the ball to a fan in the stands, quarterback Cam Newton took off running. As he did, he made the universal hand gesture for "I love you" with his left hand at the home crowd at Bank of America Stadium. He was back in Carolina Panthers' black. (Yahoo! Sports)

College football Week 13: CFP implications, bragging rights will be settled during Rivalry Week

Rivalry Week is here! And while most of what makes this week great is the history, passion and petty in-fighting, this year's games also have plenty at stake on the field, too. Whether it's fighting for a New Year's Six bowl, a spot in a conference championship game or a march toward the College Foorball Playoff, here are the biggest games of the weekend. (ESPN.com)

Georgia defensive lineman Jordan Davis scores rushing TD, leads pep band in epic Senior Day farewell

Georgia defensive lineman Jordan Davis played his final game in Athens on Saturday, and his Senior Day farewell was as big as his 6-6, 340-pound frame. The Charlotte native scored his first career rushing touchdown in the Bulldogs' blowout of Charleston Southern then led Georgia's band after the game. The touchdown came in the first quarter. (CBS Sports)

UCLA QB Dorian Thompson-Robinson explains viral autograph signing after touchdown against USC

UCLA football fans who made the trip across town to the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on Saturday hoping to see a memorable performance from quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson and the Bruins got their wish. The UCLA quarterback went off for six total touchdowns and nearly 400 yards of total offense in a 62-33 romping of rival USC. (247 Sports)

Once AAU teammates, Jerry Stackhouse and Jeff Capel meet again — this time as coaches

After his team lost to the Raleigh Stars in a regional AAU tournament in 1990, Jeff Capel had little reason to be humbled. In his hometown of Fayetteville, N.C., the ninth-grader would have his choice of Division I schools. On this day, though, his team had been soundly defeated by an opponent led by a muscular 6-foot-6 forward named . (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

How former Virginia Tech coach Justin Fuente found himself to be a ‘man on an island’

Virginia Tech’s loss to Syracuse was the tipping point. The Hokies blew a nine-point lead in the final five minutes on Oct. 23 to a Syracuse team that was previously winless in the ACC. The game ended with the few remaining fans at Lane Stadium chanting “fire Fuente." Athletic director Whit Babcock watched his hand-picked successor to Frank Beamer get heckled. (Roanoke Times)

Gonzaga vs. UCLA: Looking at all-time No. 1 vs. 2 games before the 43rd matchup of top two teams

On the men's side, we happen to see 1-vs.-2 pretty frequently. The AP poll dates back to the 1948-49 season, so do the math: 73 years and 43 games means college hoops gets the top squaring off more frequently than an every-other-year basis. The most recent top-two tilt was on the opening night 2019-20 season, when No. 1 Michigan State was defeated by No. 2 Kentucky. (CBS Sports)

Duke's Paolo Banchero Addresses DWI-Related Charge: 'We All Learned From It'

Following Duke's win over The Citadel, Duke's star freshman addressed his DWI-related charge for the first time. Banchero was charged with aiding and abetting DWI, while teammate Michael Savarino—grandson of Mike Krzyzewski—was arrested on suspicion of DWI. When asked whether he had any regrets, Banchero simply replied, "No." (Sports Illustrated)
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