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Video: Rutgers gave two special fans an unforgettable moment to wrap up practice

Last year during the spring game Nebraska handed the ball to Jack Hoffman, a seven-year old cancer survivor who bolted 69 yards for a touchdown, with help from the Cornhuskers. It was the ultimate feel good moment of the spring football season, and is a memory that football fans across the country will remember for a very long time.

At the conclusion of Rutgers' ninth spring practice, Kyle Flood helped to facilitate a special moment with two Scarlet Knight fans by having them participate in the final play of practice. The two kids, confined to a wheelchair, broke out of the huddle and pulled of a reverse that went to the house to end practice.

It may not have all the hype and fanfare of a spring game, but that's really not what these kind of moments are about. It's about providing the players and the participants a moment that they will cherish for a lifetime. Flood recognizes that you don't need a spring game for that.

Special Guests at @RFootball Spring Practice #9 from Rutgers Football on Vimeo.

 




Photos: Purdue, Colorado release new facilities renderings

Just as rising tides lift all boats, massive television contracts can elevate even struggling football programs. Purdue and Colorado are a combined 31-68 this decade but, thanks to their respective memberships in the Big Ten and Pac-12, each program can install massive upgrades to their football homes.

Colorado will break ground on a new facility on May 12, and will complete a new facility in time for the 2015 season. "It'll be transformational for our athletic department," said athletics director Rick George. "It's going to allow us to create a great experience for our student-athletes. We think it's going to help us compete for and win championships, and we think it's going to help us to be responsible fiscally over time. We're really excited for what it will do for our athletic department and our community."

In West Lafayette, the Boilermakers aren't as far along as Colorado, releasing just one rendering of what Ross-Ade Stadium's new south end zone could look like. Local news reports that social media feedback indicates the rendering "lacks originality." Tough crowd.




Sometimes the simplest things send the most powerful message

When it comes to dominating in the playoffs, Grand Valley State University has one of the most impressive Division II resumes in the country since 2000. That streak includes four national titles, which included back to back titles and undefeated seasons in 2005 and 2006.

Apparently, it's even more impressive when it's compared to their fellow GLIAC conference comrades, as they illustrate here in this infographic. Sometimes the simplest things send the most powerful messages...and it doesn't get much simpler (and more powerful) than this.

Recruits considering the Lakers will love this one and its message.

While the run depicted is obviously impressive, I couldn't help but to think of how great the same idea would look coming from D-III Mount Union, or Wisconsin-Whitewater.

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Video: NC State is 'Happy' at practice. We're talking about practice

Remember last week North Carolina's Gunter Brewer revealed a "huge coaching secret" while dancing with his guys before practice, well now NC State is doing a bit of the same during practice.

Next to winning, seeing guys have a blast at practice (yes, we're talking about practice here) has got to be one of the most powerful recruiting tools that coaches have direct control over.

With UNC and NC State now knocked off the list, it looks like the ball is in the court of Wake Forest, Duke, ECU and the rest of the Carolina schools to one up their fellow in state schools. Do they want in on this action?




Watch Miami players flip out over their new uniforms

What could possibly get Miami's football team this excited? A new blitz package? An extra day of practice? Or maybe it's new uniforms.

Yep, it's definitely new uniforms.

The 'Canes debuted these before their spring game on Saturday. 

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Those lines behind the U logo are an exploded version of this alternate logo. 

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View the whole set here.




Bo Pelini wins best spring game moment for the second consecutive year

Last year, FootballScoop dubbed Bo Pelini and Nebraska as college football's spring game national champions for their wonderful moment with Jack Hoffman. The Huskers won this most mythical of national titles again in 2014 for an entirely different type of moment.

If you've followed the saga of Bo Pelini and Fake Bo Pelini, you'd know the cat has been at the center of their fake relationship. 

The Internet absolutely ate it up, as evidenced by the real Pelini's 10,407 retweets. 

On Saturday, Pelini again had the Internet eating some proverbial cat nip out of the palm of his hand.

Game over. Everyone else can go home.




Photos: A new helmet at East Carolina and a new uniform at Old Dominion

Spring game weekend is a great time to unveil new uniforms. We've already seen a new set at Florida State, and Miami has new uniforms on the way at some point this weekend. Not to be left out of the fun, East Carolina has unveiled a new helmet, and Old Dominion displayed a new road uniform.

First, the Pirates' new helmet. 

ECU helmet

Uniform nerds will note this is just a slight tweak from East Carolina's previous look, but it's an improvement.

For a larger departure, let's check out Old Dominion. The Monarchs, who join Conference USA this fall, have made a definite improvement - even if it does involve significant inspiration from Navy's alternate helmets.

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Florida State is testing an interesting technology at its spring game

Without a doubt the No. 1 complaint fans have about attending games in 2014 is the lack of connectivity a live event requires. Cell phone WiFi, which doubles as an external pacemaker for many people, becomes a highly-priced paperweight inside a stadium. Every sports league in America has tried various fixes, but Florida State is trying an idea we've yet to see for its Garnet and Gold game on Saturday.

Instead of relying on the video board for replays, or just missing them altogether, fans can not only see the replays they want, but they can be their own television director and choose which angle they see. 

The school is using the technology on a trial basis, so it'll be interesting to see the reports out of Tallahassee on Saturday.