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Photos: Michigan unveils "Under the Lights" uniforms

Adidas has unveiled its third set of speciality uniforms for the fall, following mixed reviews for both UCLA and Nebraska

Michigan's kits for the Penn State game (set for 7 p.m. ET on Oct. 11 because, after all, what would good would "Under the Lights" uniforms be for a noon kickoff?) are probably the best of the bunch, but that's not exactly saying a whole lot. 

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Forget about the numbers that may or may not actually be legal by NCAA standards, can anyone name the last time Michigan wore blue pants?

And while we're at it, Michigan did not even have the most shocking uniform reveal of the day on Friday. No, that honor belongs to Pearland High School out of the Houston area and its gray-on-gray jerseys. Yeeeesh.

Video: Will Muschamp delivers season tickets to lifelong Florida fans

Forty-seven years is a long time by any measure, but in relation to the Florida football program, it's eternity. Heck, it's longer than eternity.

The 2014 season will mark the 47th consecutive fall that Peggy and Douglas Zant have bought Florida season tickets, dating back to 1968. In 1968, Florida had just four bowl victories to its credit. In 1968, Florida was still nearly a quarter century away from its first SEC championship. In 1968, Florida was still just a dormant program a generation away from truly competing.

Still, the Zants came, and they haven't stopped coming since.

On Friday, Gators head coach Will Muschamp delivered season tickets to two of his most devoted fans.

“We start off early in the morning getting ready for the game,’’ Peggy said. “We want to be prepared. We go over a couple of hours before the game. We sit through the entire game. Win or lose we sit there until the end. Sometimes we are the last ones on our row.”

We could be one step closer to an early signing day

The long-awaited quest (by some) for an early singing day could take one giant leap forward this September.

According to Brian Davis of the Austin American-Statesman, the Collegiate Commissioners Association - which runs the National Letter of Intent program - has formed a committee to explore the possibility of adopting an early signing day for football. The committee hopes to meet in Chicago this September, with the possibility of presenting legislations at the NCAA's annual convention in Washington, D.C.

At this point, though, it isn't clear whether official legislation would need to be passed to administer an early signing day, since the NCAA has no control over how the NLI program is run. And that should pretty much tell you everything you need to know about the inner workings of college sports. The NCAA does not control the program whereby it official intakes its athletes, all the while the athletes are signing a document they totally do not need to sign to play college sports.

The program is said to be made up primarily of FBS athletics directors - Texas Tech's Kirby Hocutt, Stanford's Bernard Muir, Georgia's Greg McGarity, and UTEP's Bob Stull - as well as Nicholls State's Rob Bernardi to represent FCS, and South Atlantic Conference commissioner Patrick Birtz to represent Division II. Mid-American Conference commissioner Dr. Jon Steinbrecher will reportedly chair the committee. 

There is no official agenda that the committee will reportedly discuss other than "exploring all things associated with an early signing date." Considering the myriad of suggestions and side effects to those suggestions each possible early signing date entails, this committee has its work cut out for it. 

Read more here.

Video of the Day: ULM walk-on earns scholarship

You've seen plenty of videos where a walk-on earns a scholarship, but have you seen a video where a team ends practice like this? 

Judge rules against NCAA in O'Bannon case...but it isn't that bad

Late this afternoon the judge presiding over the case issued her ruling which is in favor of the plaintiffs; but really isn't that bad for the NCAA. 

Here's a summary from the AP:

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Will provide more links and analysis shortly.

Jon Solomon has a good summary here

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