Campus Clicks: Draymond Green makes record donation, Nick Saban's $200K Benz
Draymond Green Makes History
Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green played for Michigan State for four very solid seasons before embarking on a wildly successful NBA career of his own. On Thursday, Green demonstrated his appreciation towards his former school by donating a record-setting $3.1 million to the university. According to Forbes, the $3.1 million donation to the school's athletic facilities and endowments is the largest donation that an active athlete has ever given to his alma mater. It is also the largest donation that a former Spartan athlete has ever donated to the university.
Draymond Green, Tom Izzo and Lou Anna Simon talking. The gift just eclipses Magic's $3M last year as largest to MSU from former athlete.— Joe Rexrode (@joerexrode) September 10, 2015
For his generosity, Draymond will have the strength and conditioning center at the Jack Breslin Student Events Center named after him.
Roll Tide In a $200k Nick Saban Benz
Most Exciting Play In CFB
According to Athlon Sports, the cancellation of LSU's first game against McNeese St. game was the first since 1918 and will cost the school between an estimated $1.2 to $3.2 million; depending on how many of the 100,000 fans who planned on attending the game at Death Valley seek a refund. The estimated costs includes the $500,000 payout to McNeese State for showing up.
The Backyard Brawl Is Back
Pittsburgh and West Virginia have announced that the 'Backyard Brawl' will return in 2022. There is a four-game agreement in place to bring the rivalry back from 2022-2025. Pittsburgh will host the first game on Sept. 17, 2022, and again on Sept. 14, 2024. West Virginia will play host on Sept. 16, 2023, and Sept. 13, 2025.
North Carolina's field is looking good.
Oregon 3.5 point dog at Michigan State ends Ducks’ streak of 46 consecutive games as favorite; 2nd behind Bama (favored last 69 games)— Brett McMurphy (@McMurphyESPN) September 10, 2015
Odds and Ends
Michigan State's defense practiced against who to simulate Oregon's no-huddle pace? ... This is a great profile on USC's Adoree' Jackson by Bleacher Report ... Northwestern head coach Pat Fitzgerald's locker room speech after beating Stanford is must-see viewing ... A great read on how unprepared college quarterbacks are for playing in the NFL ... Another college athlete did a really dumb thing on social media ... Workers at Lane Stadium had to repair bleachers broken on Labor Day during Virginia Tech's 'Enter Sandman' tradition ... Very cool map of Texas college football fandom ... Braxton Miller does not have cable ... UCLA's plan for freshman quarterback Josh Rosen includes shielding him from interviews.
Hype Video City
Oklahoma Sooners vs Tennessee Volunteers hype video because there aren't enough hype videos...
Hawaii Unveils New White Rainbow Retro Uniform
Hawaii is going to be looking good this Saturday against Ohio State.