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Photos: Oklahoma unveils new alternate uniforms

If you are wondering where the middle ground rests in the never-ending uniform debate between traditionalists and non-conformists, apparently it's a helmet stripe.

A year ago, Kliff Kingsbury updated Texas Tech's look by adding a stripe (as well as some new colors), and now Oklahoma has done the same with a new set of alternate uniforms.

Oklahoma was one of the last holdouts among college football's traditional powers to not add an alternate. In the Bob Stoops era, the Sooners have only broken tradition by wearing throwbacks at home versus North Texas in 2003, at Texas Tech in 2009, and then with last year's gold-tinged uniforms against Texas.

The response is no doubt split down the middle among the Sooner faithful, but the players love them.

 

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Photos: The 13 best schedule posters from around college football

Over the past month or so, teams have been releasing their schedule poster to the fan bases to build some hype. 

Some of those posters have been just "OK", while a number of others are particularly well done. Because everyone (except our wives and girlfriends) enjoys one-stop-shopping, Zach and I put together a great look at some of the best ones from around college football for you to look at right here.

Which one is your favorite?

 

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Rendering: Wake Forest is adding a $21 million indoor facility

Wake Forest has announced that later this summer they will be breaking ground on a new indoor practice facility.

The new facility will be located directly behind the current practice fields, and will be equipped with giant roll-up doors that will open up to the current practice fields. According to the official release from Wake Forest, ground will break in August and construction should be finished by the end of 2015.

Head coach Dave Clawson notes that the new indoor facility will be a game changer for the program. Now not only will they have a world class education to sell, and an opportunity to play alongside some of the richest football traditions in college football in the ACC, but they'll also be able to sell top notch facilities.

 "The groundbreaking announcement is great news for Wake Forest football. It is a significant investment and shows the high commitment level that the University has to our program." Dave Clawson said. "The McCreary Indoor Center will be a game changer for our current student-athletes and future Deacons. It will give our players the ability to improve and work on their skills the entire year. The facility will also give us a great boost in our recruiting efforts to attract the best possible student-athletes to Wake Forest University. We appreciate the efforts of everyone involved who made this project possible."

Expect more pics to become available in the coming weeks. RIght now, this rendering is all that's out there.

 

The 49ers have already generated more than $1 billion in revenue from Levi's Stadium

The San Francisco 49ers closed down Candlestick Park in December and will open Levi's Stadium this fall. At a price tag of $1.3 billion, the move from San Francisco to Santa Clara represents a massive but necessary investment for the club and the Santa Clara Stadium Authority.

According to a report from the San Jose Mercury-News, though, the two entities should have no problem earning that money back.

Even though 30 percent of Candlestick Park season-ticket holders opted not to renew for the new building, the 49ers managed to sell out its entire 68,500 capacity. All that remains - for face value, anyway - are 1,500 standing-room tickets. That's more tickets than the New York Jets, New York Giants and Dallas Cowboys managed to sell for the opening season of their new stadiums.

Each of those nearly 70,000 season-ticket holders will pay a seat license fee ranging from $2,000 to $80,000 - which generated $530 million in revenue, according to the paper. On top of that, the Niners will rake in more than $100 million in ticket sales (prices range from $850 to $3,750) annually.

In addition to those massive sums, San Francisco has collected more than $400 million in luxury suite sales, plus another $220 million from Levi's for naming rights to the stadium. 

Add it all up, and the new stadium has already earned $1.25 billion of that $1.3 billion loan. This is all two months before it even opens.

"It's a historic day," 49ers Chief Operating Officer Al Guido told the paper. "It's a testament to the fans and their passion. I think they were genuinely excited and blown away by the design and all the things that go into the stadium."

This is also before Levi's Stadium hosts the Pac-12 Championship game for the next three years and hosts Super Bowl 50 (don't you dare call it Super Bowl L) in February 2016.

Read the full report here.

Photo: First look at Notre Dame's new Under Armour cleats

At midnight, Notre Dame officially became the latest addition to Under Armour.

This morning, Ryan Grooms (the head of ND's equipment) revealed the new cleats that they've got to hand out to players to replace the Adidas kicks that they've worn the past several seasons.

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