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THOUGHTS OF THE DAY, JULY 3, 2019 IN THE NCAA CROSSHAIRS It’s July and if NCAA vice president Stan Wilcox is as good as his word then the hammer is going to drop on at least two prominent college basketball programs sometime this month. Hoping for the best but expecting the worst are Arizona, LSU, … Continue reading Franz Beard: Thoughts of the Day

THOUGHTS OF THE DAY, JULY 2, 2019 IF YOU HAVEN’T ALREADY, FORGIVE CHARLEY PELL “In an era of excess, both within and outside of college sports, you might argue that Pell’s transgressions were particularly egregious. But given that nearly half of the major college football programs were sanctioned at some point during the 1980s — … Continue reading Franz Beard: Thoughts of the Day

THOUGHTS OF THE DAY, JUNE 28, 2019 MORE ON THE BLACKSHEAR TRANSFER It isn’t exactly the shot heard ‘round the world, but the transfer of Kerry Blackshear Jr. from Virginia Tech to the University of Florida is already impacting perceptions about the Gators throughout the college basketball world, starting with Mike White. For his incoming … Continue reading Franz Beard: Thoughts of the Day:

THOUGHTS OF THE DAY, JUNE 27, 2019 BLACKSHEAR WILL BE A GATOR The Kerry Blackshear Sweepstakes are over and the Florida Gators and Mike White are the big winners for the talented graduate transfer who averaged 14.9 points, 7.5 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game while helping Virginia Tech reach the Sweet 16 round of … Continue reading Franz Beard: Thoughts of the Day

THOUGHTS OF THE DAY, JUNE 26, 2019 OWNING THE SEC? OH PLEASE! There it was in black and white on the ESPN.com website Tuesday. Under the sub-heading “Owning the SEC,” Chris Low wrote: “For the second straight season, Clemson has two nonconference games against SEC foes – Texas A&M at home and South Carolina on … Continue reading Franz Beard: Thoughts of the Day

THOUGHTS OF THE DAY, JUNE 25, 2019 FOR THOSE WITH RECRUITING ANXIETY Perhaps lost in the shuffle of 4-star linebacker Derek Wingo (6-2, 215, Fort Lauderdale, FL St. Thomas Aquinas) flipping his commitment from Penn State to Florida over the weekend was a textbook lesson in doing things the right way by the UF staff. … Continue reading Franz Beard: Thoughts of the Day

THOUGHTS OF THE DAY, JUNE 24, 2019 TEBOW EVALUATES GEORGIA Tim Tebow, who knows a thing or two about winning a national championship, understands completely that opportunity lasts only so long. While in Lawrenceville, Georgia where the Syracuse Mets were playing the Gwinnett Braves in a Class AAA International League series over the weekend, Tebow … Continue reading Franz Beard: Thoughts of the Day

THOUGHTS OF THE DAY, JUNE 21, 2019 Qwuantrezz Knight announced he was transferring from Maryland just six days after DJ Durkin was fired as its head coach. Knight, who hails from Quincy, Florida, transferred to Kent State of the Mid-American Conference where he applied for a waiver from the NCAA that would allow him to … Continue reading Franz Beard: Thoughts of the Day

THOUGHTS OF THE DAY, JUNE 19, 2019 TO EXPAND OR NOT EXPAND? THAT IS THE QUESTION One of my closest friends, to his very core a believer that his alma mammy – UCF – has been jobbed the last two seasons, was telling me Tuesday that the only solution for college football is to expand … Continue reading Franz Beard: Thoughts of the Day

THOUGHTS OF THE DAY, JUNE 18, 2019 GATORS ARE STILL IN IT FOR KERRY BLACKSHEAR JR. Prior to what you might have read from some other sources, Virginia Tech grad transfer Kerry Blackshear Jr. (6-10, 252) still has the Florida Gators on his radar. Prominently. The rumor that caught legs and seemed to run away … Continue reading Franz Beard: Thoughts of the Day

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