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Graham Watson is the editor of Dr. Saturday. Graham had a brief collegiate soccer career, but traded that in for the life of a journalist and hasn't looked back. Graham has worked for the Dallas Morning News and St. Louis Post-Dispatch, as well as ESPN.com and AOL. She is forever striving to be the cool mom to two boys.

  • Navy slotback Will McKamey, who passed away on March 26, three days after collapsing during a Midshipmen spring football practice, is now an honorary member of the Philadelphia Eagles.

    Eagles coach Chip Kelly visited Navy practice last Saturday and made the announcement to the team.

    “It really means a lot that someone of Chip Kelly’s stature would take the time to come to Annapolis and honor Will in that way,” Navy coach Ken Niumatalolo said. “That Coach Kelly wanted to do something special on behalf of Will, something to uplift his family, shows what a class act he is.”

    Kelly presented Niumatalolo with a No. 41 Eagles jersey that had McKamey’s name on the back. McKamey wore No. 41 for the Midshipmen. The jersey will ultimately be shipped to McKamey’s parents in Knoxville, Tenn.

    McKamey, a sophomore, was going through normal football drills when he collapsed. He was immediately airlifted to Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore where he underwent surgery to relieve bleeding and swelling in

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  • LSU coach Les Miles kisses a pig for charity (Video)

    Les Miles seems like he’s always game.

    No matter what ridiculous challenge is put in front of the LSU coach, he graciously accepts it and doesn’t mind it landing on YouTube. He's eaten grass, been featured in home movies and even rappelled off a building.

    On Tuesday, Miles found himself lips-to-snout with an adorable pig named King Louie and it was all in the name of charity.

    Miles participated in LSU’s Rotaract Club’s annual “Kiss the Pig” event, which raises money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. At the time of this posting, the group had raised $550.

    Those who donated got to choose who they wanted to see kiss a pig and Miles was on the short list.

    This actually isn’t the first time Miles has participated in this event. A photo of him kissing a different pig surfaced in 2011 and his name is regularly on the list of candidates willing to kiss a pig for a good cause.

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  • Doc 5: Best college football coaching backouts -- No. 4 Urban Meyer

    This offseason we will count down various topics from Monday through Friday, bringing you the top five of the important and definitely some not so important issues in college football. It's the Doc Five, every week until we will thankfully have actual games to discuss.

    TOP FIVE COACHING BACKOUTS

    NO. 4 URBAN MEYER

    On Dec. 6, 2009, Florida coach Urban Meyer was admitted into a Gainesville hospital after suffering from chest pains and dehydration. The Gators had just returned home following a loss in the 2009 SEC title game and the season had taken its toll on Meyer.

    On Dec. 26, Meyer told media he planned to resign his head coaching position following the team’s appearance in the Sugar Bowl. A day later, he amended his decision and declared it an indefinite leave of absence.

    Meyer returned to the team in March 2010 and led the Gators to a 7-5 season, the worst of his tenure, before he walked away for good following an Outback Bowl win on Jan. 1, 2011.

    It was hard for Florida fans to

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  • Arkansas State uses eBay to auction off a chance to coach spring game

    Ever dreamed of being a head coach for a BCS program? Well, Arkansas State is ready to give some lucky people that chance — for the right price.

    The Red Wolves Foundation has opened an auction on eBay selling off a “BCS Head Coach Experience at 2014 Arkansas State Spring Game” and it can all be yours for an opening bid of $2,500.

    Here’s a little more from the eBay auction:

    Your Coaching Experience will include:
    • Head Coach for the game on Friday, April 18.
    • Give the pregame and halftime talk.
    • You choose whether your team 'goes for it' or punts on 4th down.
    • You get to call for the deep ball, trick play, run or pass, blitz, etc.
    • On headset with the staff throughout the entire game.
    • Winning Coach will receive a Powerade bath (and bragging rights)!
    • Photos of your Coaching Experience.
    • Coaching Gear.
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  • Ohio legislators look to prohibit college athletes from becoming employees

    Ohio is looking to stop college athlete unionization before it even starts.

    Under a proposed state law, college athletes in Ohio would not be considered employees thus leaving them unable to unionize.

    The proposal comes on the heels of the National Labor Relations Board ruling that Northwestern college football players were employees of the university and able to unionize. The team will vote on whether to form a union at the end of the month.

    The legislative committee introduced the Republican-backed bill during Monday’s budget review. Ohio is the first state to take a preemptive step toward discouraging unionization among college athletes at state institutions. It’s possible other states could follow suit depending on the way Northwestern’s vote plays out.

    “I think this is a statement of what we all thought is obvious, and that is athletes are not employees of their university," said House Appropriations Committee Chairman Ron Amstutz, a Wooster Republican.

    On Sunday, NCAA president

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  • Doc 5: Best college football coaching backouts -- No. 5 Nick Saban

    This offseason we will count down various topics from Monday through Friday, bringing you the top five of the important and definitely some not so important issues in college football. It's the Doc Five, every week until we will thankfully have actual games to discuss.

    The Masters isn’t going to be the same without Tiger Woods.

    Woods announced last week that he would not play in golf’s most famous tournament while recovering from back surgery. While this was sad news, it gave us a good idea for this week’s Doc 5 — the best backouts by college football coaches.

    You know what we’re talking about; when a beloved coach claims he only has eyes for his current school and then the next day he’s giving a press conference about how fill-in-the-blank new school is his dream job.

    Then one fan base celebrates their new coach while the other loathes him and creates websites and T-shirts and parody Twitter accounts dedicated to him.

    Yeah, that guy.

    Sadly, there have been a lot of quality backouts in

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  • Baylor groom's cake with illuminated video screen wins the day (Photo)

    We’ve seen a lot of groom’s cakes at Dr. Saturday, but few as impressive as the one displayed at the wedding of Clint Baker and Claire Jones might just be one of the best we’ve seen to date.

    Baker, a Baylor alum and big football fan, was presented with an edible replica of Baylor’s (presumably) new stadium with a saluting bear in the middle. But perhaps the most impressive part of the cake is the video screen, which looks like it actually works. At the very least, it had a light in it that gave the illusion of working.

    The only thing missing was the contruction workers and cranes and the stadium prepares to open for the 2014 season.

    Baylor senior offensive lineman Troy Baker, who is friends with both the bride and groom, posted the photo. Jones is actually the daughter of Baylor regent Neal “Buddy” Jones.

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  • NCAA president Mark Emmert says unionization would 'blow up' college athletics

    In a surprise to no one, NCAA president Mark Emmert is not a fan of unionization.

    Emmert, who held a press conference during the Final Four on Sunday, told media that college administrators discussed major changes to college athletics, which included cost of attendance scholarships and autonomy for the five power conferences, but were not in favor of allowing college athletes to unionize.

    "To be perfectly frank, the notion of using a union employee model to address the challenges that do exist in intercollegiate athletics is something that strikes most people as a grossly inappropriate solution to the problems," Emmert said. "It would blow up everything about the collegiate model of athletics."

    Last month, the National Labor Relations Board sided with a filing by Northwestern football players that recognized them employees with the power to unionize. Northwestern players will vote on whether to unionize at the end of the month.

    Emmert did say he agreed that changes needed to be made to

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  • Notre Dame gets commitment from UFC CEO's son Nicco Fertitta

    Notre Dame just got a commitment from a player whose father could place coach Brian Kelly in a submission hold in one deft move.

    Nicco Fertitta, son of UFC CEO Lorenzo Fertitta, announced via Twitter this weekend that he had committed to play for the Irish.

    The 5-foor-9, 172-pound safety was on a visit to South Bend when his made his pledge.

    Fertitta is currently rated three stars by Rivals.com, but is a U.S. Army All-American from Bishop Gorman in Las Vegas. He also had offers from Arizona, Boston College, Hawaii, Houston, Indiana, UNLV, Utah and Villanova.

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  • Doc 5: Best national championship runners-up — No. 1 Miami

    This offseason we will count down various topics from Monday through Friday, bringing you the top five of the important and definitely some not so important issues in college football. It's the Doc Five, every week until we will thankfully have actual games to discuss.

    TOP FIVE NATIONAL CHAMPION RUNNER-UPS

    NO. 1 MIAMI, 2002

    The 2003 BCS National Championship game is considered one of the best because both Miami and Ohio State came into the game undefeated and the game needed two overtime periods to complete.

    Ohio State came out on top 31-24, but many still would claim Miami to be the best team that year. At the very least, we’re declaring the Hurricanes the best national championship runner-up of all-time.

    Miami was coming off an undefeated campaign in 2001 and many considered that Miami team to be one of the greatest in college football history. At the end of the 2001 season, many of those players left for the NFL, but amazingly, there was no dropoff.

    Coach Larry Coker had a lot of

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