Nick Bromberg

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Nick Bromberg is the editor of From The Marbles, which is appropriate because his first words as a child were "Go car, go." A lifelong sports fan, Missouri alum and Kansas City lifer, Nick is all too familiar with losing and heartbreak. Nick is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist so if he isn't watching cars go in circles, he's likely at the gym.

  • Report: LSU can't sign early enrollees to financial aid agreements for 2 years

    LSU won't be able to sign any recruits who wish to enroll early to financial aid agreements for the next two years.

    The Advocate found the penalties handed down from the SEC via a public records request. The penalties stem from a player who signed a financial aid agreement with LSU to enroll early in January. When a player does so, the school he signs an FAA with is allowed unlimited contact – but only if he early enrolls with that school. The player didn't, and therefore LSU violated the unlimited contact provision.

    As part of the sanctions, LSU will also lose 21 (10 percent) of its 2015 recruiting evaluation days.

    The name of the recruit is unknown and the Advocate said LSU declined comment. The report does list one player who signed a FAA early but didn't sign a LOI with LSU.

    From the Advocate:

    Matt Womack, an offensive tackle from Mississippi, signed a financial aid agreement with LSU in August intending to enroll at the school in January. Instead, Womack de-committed — as

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  • Ga. Tech student gets diversion program for Georgia schedule hacking

    A Georgia Tech student who allegedly hacked into Georgia's computer network was accepted into a pretrial diversion program.

    If Ryan Gregory Pickren completes the program, the felony computer trespass charge against him will be dismissed.

    What did Pickren do when he allegedly hacked into the UGA system? We'll let OnlineAthens.com take it from here:

    Authorities said Pickren made the post on UGA’s online calendar on Nov. 27, two days before the gridiron match-up. The posting, which was added below the legitimate entry for the game, read, “Sat., November 29, 2014/ 12:00 pm/ Get Ass Kicked by GT.”

    Tom Jackson, UGA’s vice president for public affairs, said the calendar hack was discovered shortly after it was posted on Thanksgiving and taken down about an hour after it appeared.

    It's worth noting that yes, Georgia Tech did back up Pickren's words. The Yellow Jackets beat the Bulldogs 30-24.

    (We'll admit that it seems a bit absurd that a felony charge stems from a simple phrase, computer

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  • Ineligible Baylor RB Silas Nacita admits to breaking rules, apologizes

    Ineligible Baylor RB Silas Nacita tweeted an apology Thursday morning for breaking NCAA guidelines.

    Baylor announced Wednesday that the formerly homeless walk-on running back was ineligible because of rules violations. While Nacita said Wednesday that he was ruled ineligible by the NCAA, the NCAA said it never heard his case or made a ruling about it, meaning Baylor never took the case to the governing body.

    Thursday, Nacita apologized for breaking NCAA rules, misleading in his previous tweets, and said he should have accepted NCAA-approved guidance offered to him by Baylor.

    Players are allowed to accept housing assistance from close family friends, but as he said in his apology, his utilization of the people around him didn't fit the guidelines.

    As we wrote Wednesday, the multiple layers of the

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  • College football proved tricky again on Jeopardy!

    We've already established that easy college football questions for the Dr. Saturday reader can be incredibly tough questions for the Jeopardy! contestant, so what happened on Tuesday's Jeopardy! episode should come as no surprise.

    The clue for the $400 question was "In September 2013 a record crowd of more than 115,000 saw host Michigan beat Notre Dame in this football-crazy city."

    Yes, they even gave away the state where the game was played. And it went unanswered.

    Of course, the answer is Ann Arbor. We wrote about this game.

    Previously, Jeopardy! contestants have been stumped by Johnny Manziel's college and the number of members in the Big Ten.

    (H/T MLive.com)

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  • UT students (again) had a snowball fight at Neyland Stadium

    When it snows in Knoxville, Tennessee students are apparently drawn to Neyland Stadium like moths to a flame.

    Students had a snowball fight at Neyland Stadium on Wednesday after the area got some snow.

    Last February, students did the same thing, and some students got in trouble. Eight were cited for trespassing and two were cited for underage drinking according to WBIR. Now that this is apparently becoming a pattern, maybe it's time for some preventative police snow measures at Neyland.

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  • Kyle Busch has surgery on his left foot

    Kyle Busch had his second surgery on Wednesday.

    Joe Gibbs Racing announced that Busch had what it termed successful surgery on his fractured left foot. The surgery happened after Busch was transferred back to North Carolina from Daytona Beach, where he had surgery on the broken leg he sustained in the Xfinity Series crash Saturday at Daytona International Speedway.

    No timetable has been given on Busch's absence from NASCAR, but it's likely it'll be a lengthy one; long enough to prevent Busch from being eligible to receive a NASCAR waiver to make the Chase. Unless the rules change, drivers have to be in the top 30 of the points standings to make the Chase.

    Busch will be replaced in the Cup Series for the foreseeable future by David Ragan, who will be replaced in his No. 34 Front Row Motorsports car by Joe Nemechek in Atlanta. Erik Jones, who drives for Busch's Camping World Truck Series team, will drive Busch's Xfinity Series car at Atlanta.

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  • Case containing Howard's Rock at Clemson vandalized

    The case for Howard's Rock at Clemson's Memorial Stadium was vandalized early Wednesday.

    According to the school, the rock appears to be unharmed but the glass from the case it sits in was broken. The rock was taken out of the stadium on Wednesday.

    Clemson released a statement Wednesday afternoon saying it was looking into the incident. The school said the vandalism was reported by construction workers working on stadium renovations early Wednesday morning and that police are currently investigating.

    “Howard's Rock is a very important and visible part of our campus and our stadium, and we know many students, alumni and fans come to see it throughout the year,” Clemson athletic director Dan Radakovich said. “We’ll work to quickly have it back in its home and available for all to see as quickly as

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  • Joe Nemechek to drive the No. 34 at Atlanta

    Joe Nemechek is David Ragan's replacement at Atlanta.

    Front Row Motorsports said Wednesday that Nemechek would pilot the No. 34 car on Sunday. The team needed a replacement for Ragan after he became the temporary driver of the No. 18 for Joe Gibbs Racing in place of Kyle Busch, who suffered a broken right leg and broken left foot in a crash at Daytona on Saturday.

    If Nemechek makes the race, it'll be start No. 667 in the Cup Series for him. If you're a fan of Blblical numerology, you may think that's a big deal.

    Nemechek, 51, is a four-time winner in the Cup Series, most recently with MB2 Motorsports at Kansas in 2004. Since leaving Furniture Row Racing at the conclusion of the 2008 season, he's primarily driven for his own team. Last year was the first time in six years that he made a Sprint Cup Series start for a team other than Nemco Motorsports.

    He was originally entered in the Daytona 500 but withdrew and instead attempted the Xfinity Series race and ran the Camping World Truck

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  • Random Recap: The 1968 Atlanta 500

    Welcome to Random Recaps, our new weekly feature at From The Marbles. In this space, we'll recap a race from the past at the track the where Sprint Cup Series is racing next.

    Here's how it works. Thanks to the box score data at Racing Reference, we know how many Sprint Cup Series races have been held at a track. At Atlanta Motor Speedway, site of Sunday's Cup race, there have been 107 cup races.

    With that knowledge in hand, we head over to Random.org and set our minimum to 1 and our maximum to 107. Whatever number the generator gives us is the race we'll recap. The generator gave us 18, so we'll start with the 18th race at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

    1968 Atlanta 500

    Date: March 31, 1968

    The 1968 Atlanta 500 was dominated and won by Cale Yarborough in the 60 Minute Cleaners 1968 Mercury for the Wood Brothers. Yarborough led 172 of the race's 334 laps and won nearly $21,000 for his efforts.

    He beat LeeRoy Yarbrough to the line by nine seconds in the race that was marred by 11 cautions and

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  • BYU AD: School intends to play in Power 5 conference in 'near future'

    BYU is still sending signals that it would like to be a member of a Power Five conference sooner rather than later.

    Athletic director Tom Holmoe said Tuesday that he thinks there's a round of realignment in college football to come. And he hopes the Cougars are involved in it.

    From The Deseret News:

    "We’re an independent team playing an independent schedule,” Holmoe said. “That’s what we’ve got and that’s where we are. We’re not really looking back, we’re looking forward because there are possibilities, and I have to do my due diligence on that.”

    Meanwhile, Holmoe also said he foresees another shift in conference alignment coming, and "it’s our intention that we would be playing in what they commonly call a 'Power 5' conference sometime in the near future."

    The Cougars have a television deal with ESPN for home games. As Power Five conferences have added mandatory out of conference games against fellow Power Five opponents, BYU has fought to be considered like Notre Dame. The Irish

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