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Without a doubt the biggest story of the day was the movement to start a player's union led by Northwestern football players. [Outside the Lines]
Needless to say, the NCAA was less than pleased with the idea. [NCAA]
Northwestern's official response was much more complimentary of their players. [Northwestern Athletics]
A kicker for Division 3 Willamette University in Oregon, Connor Mertens, became the first active college football player to reveal he is bisexual. Barrier officially broken. [Outsports]
TCU defensive end Devonte Fields was attacked and robbed. [TCU 360]
Michigan has expelled former kicker Brandan Gibbons for a violation of the school's student sexual misconduct policy. [Michigan Daily]
Our latest look back at the Class of 2011, this time with wide receivers. [CBR]
Former Maryland head coach Ralph Friedgen will be the next offensive coordinator at Rutgers. [The Star Ledger]
Speaking of Rutgers, it seems a former assistant coach was not bullying a former player. [New York Times]
What college football recruiting needs is more arm wrestling. [Lincoln Journal Star]
NCAA punishes Georgia Tech for summer practice threats. [Atlanta Journal Constitution]
Video of the Day
It does not snow at Alabama every day, so when it does football players and other students are sure to take advantage of the opportunity to have a snowball fight. As far as we know, no Alabama players have been suspended the way Oregon managed to do.
Tweet of the Day
More snow in the south, and we have two tweets to share! Here's what it looks like in Alabama's Bryant-Denny Stadium and LSU's Tiger Stadium with a coating of snow
— Ashley Hays (@AshleyHays) January 28, 2014
— Paul Myerberg (@PaulMyerberg) January 29, 2014
Facebook Question of the Day
Today we're settling one of the biggest debates of all time. Coke or Pepsi?
Reddit Thread of the Day
Let's talk Big 12 expansion to get the conference up to (at least) 12 members. Where does the Big 12 go from here? Throw me in the mix for reuniting some old Southwest Conference rivalries by bringing on Houston and SMU.