Friday, February 8, 2013

Morning Six Pack: February 8, 2013

Good morning and Happy Friday! Start your carnival weekend early with these six cold, clear and fresh college football stories from around the country.

Auburn football - QB race open to bevy of contenders

Perhaps the biggest question for Auburn following Wednesday's National Signing Day remains at the quarterback position. names Alabama's Kirby Smart its SEC Recruiter of the Year

The Crimson Tide defensive coordinator is credited with being the point man for two five-star recruits and a handful of others.

Michigan No. 1 in College Football Attendance

Michigan was the national leader in college football attendance for the 15th straight year.

Miami: No positive steroid tests

Hurricane student-athletes show negative results on drug test.

NCAA wants lawsuit by Pa. governor over Penn State penalties tossed

The NCAA said Thursday a judge should throw out the federal antitrust lawsuit the governor filed against it over Penn State's $60 million fine and other penalties resulting from the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal.


During a recent interview at his office, Terry demonstrated the various features of 247Sports’ website, which is almost like a Bloomberg terminal for college football fans.

Perhaps the most potent example of its trove of data is its player profile database. Each profile contains information beginning from when a player popped up on the recruiting radar to the present day, including stats, rankings, stories, photos and even Twitter mentions. It also has a timeline that chronicles every significant event from a sprained ankle in a high school game to a commitment to a college program.

“It’s the concept of finding and scouting players in eighth or ninth grade,” Terry said, “and building a database profile and chronicling that athlete for 20 years until he retires after an illustrious NFL career.”

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