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Gable Steveson Signs NIL with WWE

WWE has announced that it has “signed” Olympic Gold Medalist and college wrestling champion Gable Steveson. But the deal isn’t what most would expect. The deal is taking advantage of the NCAA’s new “Name, Image, Likeness (NIL)” rules and will allow the champion amateur wrestler to return to college and defend his title.

NIL deals have been all the rage but this is a first for a major company to hire an athlete and still allow them to compete as an amateur. WWE being an entertainment company most likely makes the deal possible but it will be interesting to see if other professional sports leagues, such as UFC or the big four, will follow suit.

More as it becomes available…

Report: UCF, Cincinnati File Application to Join Big 12

The Athletic is reporting that University of Central Florida and the University of Cincinnati have officially filed for Big 12 membership. Both schools have requested addition to the conference for the summer of 2023 according to the report. UCF, Cincinnati, and the Big 12 have not commented publicly on the report.

The potential additions of the Knights and Bearcats would be the first shoe to drop in the Big 12’s quest to stay relevant in college football’s “Power 5” structure. As we reported earlier, the Big 12 is looking at raiding the AAC in order to replace the SEC-bound Texas and Oklahoma. The Big 12 is also looking at BYU to solidify the remaining slot in the conference.

Houston and BYU are expected to file their application later this week and the Big 12 members are expected to rubber stamp their addition by the end of the week or early next week.

T.O. Wants to Fight Donovan McNabb…Yup, Really!

Pro Football Hall of Famer Terrell Owens just can’t seem to let go of his issues with former Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb. The two famously led the Eagles to an appearance in Super Bowl XXXIX where T.O., on one leg, nearly propelled the Eagles to victory. McNabb infamously threw up, allegedly, on a pivotal drive that cost the Eagles their first Lombardi.

The following off-season their “relationship” went to hell. T.O. performed a workout in his Moorestown, NJ home after being sent home from training camp and was ultimately banished from the team. The Hall of Famer blames McNabb for his failed tenure as an Eagle. He’s still bitter and now he wants to fight “5.”

Via Club Shay Shay (yup) Podcast:

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Report: Olympic Gold Medalist Gable Stevenson Signs with WWE

Talk about a Saturday news drop in the world of combat sports. Wrestling Observer Newsletter’s Dave Maltzer is reporting that Olympic gold medalist Gable Stevenson is off the market and he’s signed with WWE.

Stevenson, a NCAA National Champion, two-time All-American, two-time Big Ten champion at Minnesota, is a huge WWE fan and was present at SummerSlam in Las Vegas. The UFC was also pursing the services of Stevenson.

Gable Stevenson at WWE SummerSlam

WWE has not confirmed the signing.

Only in Philly Do You Have to Warn People “Do Not to Swim in the Flooded Expressway!”

The remnants of Hurricane Ida absolutely decimated the Philadelphia tri-state area on Wednesday. There was historic flooding, power outages, SEVEN confirmed tornadoes, just mass chaos. The Delaware Valley awoke on Thursday to scenes of the Schuylkill and Vine Street Expressway’s looking more like Venice Canals.

People took to the news in typical Philly fashion.

Oh wait! There’s more where that came from!

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Wawa Honors Service Members Killed in Afghanistan

Earlier this week we took a shot, in fun, at Wawa for potentially settling a class-action lawsuit by issuing gift cards so it’s only fair to report something awesome they’re doing.

The Wawa at 904 Haddonfield Rd, Cherry Hill, NJ left out thirteen cups of coffee, in honor of the thirteen service members that were killed in Afghanistan.

Wawa at 904 Haddonfield Rd, Cherry Hill honoring fallen US Service members. Photo: Michael Lipinski
Wawa at 904 Haddonfield Rd, Cherry Hill honoring fallen US Service members. Photo: Michael Lipinski

Kudos to Wawa for a very classy move.

We did reach out to Wawa for comment.

MinshewMania Runnin’ Wild?!? Where Does Watson Go and NFC North Preview

Doc and Brett talk about the Eagles trade for Gardner Minshew and the immediate reaction from the Eagles fan base.  The drama surrounding Deshaun Watson might be coming to an end plus Scott Frost’s tenure at Nebraska has been a disaster, Big Ten games to watch, and a preview of the NFC North. 

  • The Bishop Sycamore story is unreal
  • Discussing the Eagles trade for Gardner Minshew
  • Cam Newton and other notable cuts in the NFL
  • Scott Frost’s tenure at Nebraska has been a disaster
  • Big Ten games to watch
  • NFC North Preview

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From Section247Sports.com, Mike, an Eagles fan, & Brett, a Giants fan, discuss the latest news & notes from the NFL and Big Ten.  The show is “All Football! All The Time!”

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