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Alabama-Tennessee cigar tradition: Explaining why winner smokes after 'Third Saturday in October'

Alabama-Tennessee cigar tradition: Explaining why winner smokes after 'Third Saturday in October'

Regardless of who wins Saturday’s meeting between Alabama and Tennessee, CBS cameras are likely to find fans in the stands with victory cigars pressed between their lips. The tradition has become a bit lopsided in recent years, but the practice of smoking a cigar following a victory in the “Third Saturday in October” rivalry is one shared by both the Crimson Tide and Volunteers.

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Manti Te'o emotional in Notre Dame return: 'There's no place like home'

Manti Te'o emotional in Notre Dame return: 'There's no place like home'

Manti Te’o made his long-awaited return to South Bend on Saturday. The 2012 Heisman runner-up hadn’t been back on Notre Dame’s campus in nearly a decade after falling victim to a catfishing scheme involving a fake girlfriend.

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Michigan's Jim Harbaugh (sort of, but not really) addresses NFL coaching rumors

Michigan's Jim Harbaugh (sort of, but not really) addresses NFL coaching rumors

The NFL coaching rumors are flying after a busy Black Monday, and Jim Harbaugh has found his name at the center of many conversations. Harbaugh has once again become a hot candidate on the coaching market after he led Michigan to a 12-2 overall record and College Football Playoff appearance in 2021.

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College Football Playoff is too elusive, too exclusive; expansion is a must

College Football Playoff is too elusive, too exclusive; expansion is a must

INDIANAPOLIS — The NCAA tournament was so compact when John Wooden coached his final game that all of the madness was contained to March. The event was not an uppercase affair, though.

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Kirk Herbstreit claims players 'don't love football' amid bowl game opt-outs

Kirk Herbstreit claims players 'don't love football' amid bowl game opt-outs

The modern era of college football is facing several issues, not least of which is NFL-eligible players opting out of bowl games to prepare for the draft process. That phenomenon became a topic of discussion during Saturday’s episode of ESPN’s “College GameDay,” one in which analyst Kirk Herbstreit claimed the modern era of college football players “just doesn’t love football.

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