Video: Have you ever seen an ambidextrous trick shot kicker?
Kicking field goals with your dominant leg is no easy task for the average Joe.
Well Central Florida commit Donald Delahaye is anything but average. Watch him here as he gets two balls to spin vertically without using his hands, and then proceeds to nail a field goal of about 20 or 30 yards – all without the help of anyone else.
Have you ever seen anything like this? Unreal.
Video of the Day – Clemson summer workouts
Video of the Day
Tuesday May 26, 2015
Clemson summer workouts
How many Division I programs made the postseason in football, basketball and baseball?
The NCAA on Monday announced the field for the 64-team Division I baseball tournament, bringing to a close the final postseason field for the major revenue sports in college athletics. Which brings us to our annual tradition of tracking all the programs that reached the promised land on the gridiron, on the hardwood and on the diamond.
Once again, it’s not many.
With 76 teams reaching the FBS postseason and 24 more in FCS, 68 invites given to the Big Dance and 64 more headed to next weekend’s baseball extravaganza, that’s a total of 232 bids given to 247 postseason-eligible Division I football-playing institutions – and only 14 of them made an appearance in all three.
The ACC and SEC led the way with three teams apiece, followed by the Big Ten, Pac-12 and Big 12 with two each. San Diego State was the only FBS mid-major to reach all three postseasons, and Coastal Carolina stands alone for cross-sport excellence in FCS.
Athletic directors everywhere, go ahead and forward this to your agents. You’re welcome.
Big 12 (2)
Big Ten (2)
Mountain West (1)
San Diego State
* – Independent in football
While we’re at it, bringing in the three major women’s sports – volleyball, basketball, softball – whittles the list down to two: LSU and Texas.
All the top Memorial Day tweets from around college football
Memorial Day is a day to remember all those who have fought for the freedoms that we enjoy on a daily basis, and today Twitter timelines are flooded with people, especially college football programs and coaches, paying tribute to those that have served.
Below, I’ve compiled all of the best Memorial Day related tweets from around college football for your viewing pleasure. Enjoy!
— Baylor Football (@BUFootball) May 25, 2015
We are forever indebted to the men and women who’ve sacrificed their lives to protect this great country! pic.twitter.com/7KbPF0lqew
— Pat Fitzgerald (@coachfitz51) May 25, 2015
— brent brennan (@coachbrennan) May 25, 2015
— Blake Anderson (@CHbanderson) May 25, 2015
— Penn State Football (@PennStateFball) May 25, 2015
Happy Memorial Day!!! Huge amounts of Respect & Thanks for those who serve & who have served pic.twitter.com/F5EYP229NH
— Geoff Collins (@CoachCollins) May 25, 2015
— Gamecock Athletics (@GamecocksOnline) May 25, 2015
Navy would rather miss the College Football Playoff than move the Army-Navy game
Navy joins the American Athletic Conference – oddly enough, as a member of the conference’s West Division – this fall, which creates a ripple effect that touches nearly half of the FBS.
Since Navy is now a member of the AAC, it is eligible to compete in the AAC championship game, which will be held Dec. 5. Since it is eligible to win the AAC title, it is considered part of the pool to earn the Group of Five berth to a New Year’s Six bowl. (For the uninitiated, the Group of Five are the five mid-major leagues – AAC, Mountain West, MAC, C-USA and Sun Belt – that share one New Year’s Six bowl berth.)
And because Navy is eligible for the New Year’s Six, the six New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day bowl games aligned with the College Football Playoff, it creates an interesting conundrum for the Playoff’s selection committee. You see, Navy doesn’t fit neatly into the box that comfortably houses the rest of FBS. Navy and Army conclude their regular season the Saturday after Selection Sunday, which means the Playoff’s leadership – the 10 conference commissioners – will have to figure out how to handle the Midshipmen should they play themselves into the discussion.
One thing is clear, though: the service academies aren’t interested in moving their game for the sake of the Playoff.
“If it means that we’ve got to sacrifice the opportunity to participate in the playoff system, then that’s something we’ll have to deal with,” Navy AD Gladchuk told USA Today. “We’ll have to work on that.”
Imagine, for example, an 11-1 Navy team with an AAC title in hand with one game remaining against a 6-5 Army team. Does the selection committee hold a Peach Bowl spot open until the conclusion of that game, thereby creating a series of logistical hoops to jump through? Do they go ahead and award the spot to an 11-2 Boise State team, perhaps prematurely excluding a more-deserving Navy team? Or do they give the spot to Navy, thereby running the risk of the Midshipmen losing to Army and watching their resume tumble? (Army is also eligible for a Playoff berth, but as an independent it is not eligible for a Group of Five spot and would have to play its way into one of the two semifinals.)
The Playoff isn’t quite sure what to do. CFP executive director said the board of directors had some “robust” talks on the issue at its meetings last month and left it at that.
“(Moving the Army game) would show that we’ve realigned our priorities in a way that doesn’t complement our mission. We can’t do it. It’s something that’s that special.”
Standing on principle in the face of watching a lucrative option fall by the wayside is an admirable display of integrity. Know who should admire that stance? The College Football Playoff itself. Just one year in, the Playoff has faced pressure from the NFL and ESPN to move its championship game from Monday night to Tuesday, a request to acquiesce to The Shield and The Worldwide Leader’s quest to expand Wild Card weekend from two nights to three in a blatant cash grab.
But the CFP isn’t budging. “We’ve started a new tradition and we don’t want to back away from it now,” Hancock said.
In a sport that sells tradition like Marlboro pushes nicotine, none stands above the Army-Navy game. The academies shouldn’t have to move their game just to make things easier on the selection committee.
The feeling here is that the Playoff will effectively end Army and Navy’s regular seasons after the first weekend in December like everyone else and deem the Army-Navy game an exhibition for its purposes. A loss can’t hurt either team, but a win can’t help them, either. At least, that’s what they should do.