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Shabazz Napier's 'social network'

Shabazz Napier of the Connecticut Huskies rallies the

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Shabazz Napier has no shortage of followers, starting with Connecticut fans among the 80,000 or so folks expected to attend Monday night’s NCAA championship game against Kentucky at AT&T Stadium, and you could throw in a few million television viewers as well.

But Napier has no followers on Twitter because he doesn’t take part in that social network. Napier has his reasons. He said he...

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UConn and Rutgers disappoint

Rutgers quarterback Gary Nova passes against Cincinnati in

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A few quick notes on the opening weekend of college football. Rutgers: How long are we to drink the Kool-Aid. Instead of kicking the extra point to force a fifth OT in their 52-51 4OT loss at Fresno State, the Scarlet Knights went for two. Ok, so you like to see coaches taking chances. It can make the games more exciting for the fans. But losses in college football are tough to swallow. One setback...

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Opening night reviews of college football

Rutgers' Kevin Snyder, left, and Gareef Glashen, right,

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It was an interesting opening night of college football. Let’s review. 1. South Carolina lives up to hype.

No, Jadeveon Clowney didn’t wreak havoc on North Carolina in the Gamecocks’ 27-10 win. Clowney, just getting over a stomach virus and clearly slowed by the hot weather (or his conditioning is still in preseason form), wasn’t a factor. But No. 6 South Carolina got some solid performances...

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