Ready, set, bowl! Here is the college football bowl schedule

Published: Monday, December 04, 2017 @ 10:07 AM

Clemson coach Dabo Swinney hoisted the national championship trophy when the Tigers defeated Alabama in Tampa, Fla. Will Swinney hold the title airborne again on Jan. 8 in Atlanta?
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Clemson coach Dabo Swinney hoisted the national championship trophy when the Tigers defeated Alabama in Tampa, Fla. Will Swinney hold the title airborne again on Jan. 8 in Atlanta?(Icon Sportswire/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Ready, set, bowl! The schedule and matchups have been announced for the 2017 college football bowl season, with 41 games on tap between Dec. 16 and Jan. 8. 

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That includes the College Football Playoffs, with the national title game to be held in Atlanta at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. No team ranked No. 1 in the final CFP regular-season rankings has ever won the national title. Defending national champion Clemson, heading into this year’s playoffs at No. 1, will try to change that.

Sit back and get your college football fix, as the bowl season begins with five games on Dec. 16. Here is the complete schedule.

Saturday, December 16

New Orleans Bowl

(New Orleans)

North Texas vs. Troy, 1 p.m., ESPN

Cure Bowl

(Orlando, Fla.)

Georgia State vs. Western Kentucky, 2:30 p.m, CBS Sports Network

Las Vegas Bowl

(Las Vegas)

Boise State vs. Oregon, 3:30 p.m., ABC

New Mexico Bowl

(Albuquerque)

Colorado State vs. Marshall, 4:30 p.m., ESPN

Camellia Bowl

(Montgomery, Ala.)

Arkansas State vs. Middle Tennessee State, 8 p.m., ESPN

Tuesday, Dec. 19

Boca Raton Bowl

(Boca Raton, Fla.)

FAU vs. Akron, 7 p.m., ESPN

Wednesday, Dec. 20

Frisco Bowl

(Frisco, Texas)

SMU vs. Louisiana Tech, 8 p.m., ESPN

Thursday, Dec. 21

Gasparilla Bowl

(St. Petersburg, Fla.)

Temple vs. FIU, 8 p.m., ESPN

Friday, Dec. 22

Bahamas Bowl

(Nassau, Bahamas)

UAB vs. Ohio, 12:30 p.m., ESPN

Potato Bowl

(Boise, Idaho)

Wyoming vs. Central Michigan, 4 p.m., ESPN

Saturday, Dec. 23

Birmingham Bowl

(Birmingham, Ala.)

Texas Tech vs. South Florida, 12 p.m.

Armed Forces Bowl

(Fort Worth, Texas)

Army vs. San Diego State, 3:30 p.m., ESPN

Dollar General Bowl

(Mobile, Ala.)

Toledo vs. Appalachian State, 7 p.m., ESPN

Sunday, Dec. 24

Hawaii Bowl

(Honolulu)

Fresno State vs. Houston, 8:30 p.m., ESPN

Tuesday, Dec. 26

Heart of Dallas Bowl

(Dallas)

Utah vs. West Virginia, 1:30 p.m., ESPN

Quick Lane Bowl

(Detroit)

Duke vs. Northern Illinois, 5:15 p.m., ESPN

Cactus Bowl

(Phoenix)

UCLA vs. Kansas State, 9 p.m., ESPN

Wednesday, Dec. 27

Independence Bowl

(Shreveport, La.)

Florida State vs. Southern Miss, 1:30 p.m., ESPN

Pinstripe Bowl

(New York)

Boston College vs. Iowa, 5:15 p.m., ESPN

Foster Farms Bowl

(Santa Clara, Calif.)

Purdue vs. Arizona, 8:30 p.m., Fox

Texas Bowl

(Houston)

Missouri vs. Texas, 9 p.m., ESPN

Thursday, Dec. 28

Military Bowl

(Annapolis, Md.)

Navy vs. Virginia, 1:30 p.m., ESPN

Camping World Bowl

(Orlando, Fla.)

Virginia Tech vs. Oklahoma State, 5:15 p.m., ESPN

Holiday Bowl

(San Diego)

Michigan State vs. Washington State, 8 p.m., FS1

Alamo Bowl

(San Antonio, Texas)

Stanford vs. TCU, 9 p.m., ESPN

Friday, Dec. 29

Belk Bowl

(Charlotte, N.C.)

Wake Forest vs. Texas A&M, 1 p.m., ESPN

Sun Bowl

(El Paso, Texas)

North Carolina State vs. Arizona State, 3 p.m., CBS.

Music City Bowl

(Nashville, Tenn.)

Northwestern vs. Kentucky, 4:30 p.m., ESPN

Arizona Bowl

(Tucson, Ariz.)

New Mexico State vs. Utah State, 5:30 p.m., CBS Sports Network

Cotton Bowl Classic

(Arlington, Texas)

No. 8 USC vs. No. 5 Ohio State, 8:30 p.m., ESPN

Saturday, Dec. 30

Taxslayer Bowl

(Jacksonville, Fla.)

Louisville vs. Mississippi State, 12 p.m., ESPN

Liberty Bowl

(Memphis, Tenn.)

Memphis vs. Iowa State, 12:30 p.m., ABC

Fiesta Bowl

(Glendale, Ariz.)

No. 11 Washington vs. No. 9 Penn State, 4 p.m., ESPN

Orange Bowl

(Miami)

No. 6 Wisconsin vs. No. 10 Miami, 8 p.m., ESPN.

Monday, Jan. 1

Outback Bowl

(Tampa, Fla.)

Michigan vs. South Carolina, 12 p.m., ESPN

Peach Bowl

(Atlanta)

No. 12 UCF vs. No. 7 Auburn, 12:30 p.m., ESPN

Citrus Bowl

(Orlando, Fla.)

Notre Dame vs. LSU, 1 p.m., ABC

College Football Playoff semifinal

Rose Bowl

(Pasadena, Calif.)

No. 3 Georgia vs. No. 2 Oklahoma, 5 p.m., ESPN

College Football Playoff semifinal

Sugar Bowl

(New Orleans)

No. 4 Alabama vs. No. 1 Clemson, 8:45 p.m., ESPN.

Monday, Jan. 8

College Football Playoff

Championship game, 8 p.m., ESPN, Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta

You can't buy the gloves Tom Brady is wearing

Published: Saturday, January 20, 2018 @ 3:58 AM

Tom Brady's glove is produced specially for NFL players.
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Tom Brady's glove is produced specially for NFL players.(Boston25News.com)

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady deflected questions about why he wore gloves to an indoor media conference Friday, but Under Armour answered a simple question about them.

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An attempt to locate the gloves on the Under Armour website proved fruitless, and a query to the athletic apparel company revealed why.

The brand Brady wears is not available to the general public. 

“Thank you for reaching out,” Under Armour said in an email. “The exact glove that Tom is wearing in the picture is a glove that is only offered to Under Armour's NFL players.”

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The company explained a similar glove available for purchase contains “HeatGear back of hand for moisture management and a compression like feel.” 

A spokesman for Under Armour added, “we are hopeful the additional exposure of the gloves will lead to an uptick in sales.”

Patriots’ Tom Brady ‘not talking about’ possible hand injury

Published: Saturday, January 20, 2018 @ 2:26 AM

Tom Brady met with the media Friday but was tight-lipped about his hand injury.
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Tom Brady met with the media Friday but was tight-lipped about his hand injury.(Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady spoke to the media Friday amid wild speculation about his status after a hand injury was listed earlier in the week. 

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“We'll see,” he said when asked about his status for Sunday's AFC Championship game against the Jacksonville Jaguars. 

Brady was spotted at practice Friday wearing red gloves on both of his hands, but it wasn't clear if he worked out with the team. 

The issues began Wednesday when Brady was included on the Patriots injury report. He met with medical staff while his teammates and coach Bill Belichick spoke with the media. 

When asked why he was wearing gloves, he responded, “I've worn them before.” 

He declined to discuss his injury or anything about practice. 

“Why are you wearing gloves inside?” one reporter asked. 

“She (reporter) already asked that,” Brady said.

Brady’s teammates, including center David Andrews and backup quarterback Brian Hoyer, avoided the issue. 

Karen Guregian of the Boston Herald reported Brady jammed his hand during practice and X-rays showed no structural damage.

Brady was listed on the Patriots’ injury report as non-participant at practice Thursday and canceled a second media availability later that day.

Brady has missed practices this season due to various minor injuries, but has not missed any games due to injury since 2008. 

USA Gymnastics says it will not fine McKayla Maroney if she speaks out against team doctor

Published: Thursday, January 18, 2018 @ 7:00 AM

Olympic Gold Medal Gymnast ‘I Was Molested By Team Usa Doctor For 7 Years’

USA Gymnastics said Tuesday evening it will not fine gymnast McKayla Maroney if she speaks publicly about the alleged abuse by former team doctor Larry Nassar.

Maroney, who signed a nondisclosure agreement for $1.25 million with USA Gymnastics in in December 2016 in exchange for her silence, is currently suing USA Gymnastics, the U.S. Olympic Committee and Michigan State University with the claim that the nondisclosure agreement she signed after claiming Nassar molested her was illegal. 

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USA Gymnastics said in a statement it has not and will not seek retribution if Maroney speaks about alleged abuse by Nassar during his four-day sentencing.

As of Wednesday morning, Maroney was not expected to speak at Nassar’s sentencing.

"USA Gymnastics has not sought and will not seek any money from McKayla Maroney for her brave statements made in describing her victimization and abuse by Larry Nassar, nor for any victim impact statements she wants to make to Larry Nassar at this hearing or at any subsequent hearings related to his sentencing,” the statement to USA TODAY read. “This has been her right and USA Gymnastics encourages McKayla and anyone who has been abused to speak out. USA Gymnastics remains focused on our highest priority — the safety, health and well-being of our athletes and creating a culture that empowers and supports them."

In response to reports Tuesday that USA Gymnastics could fine Maroney up to $100,000 if she spoke out against Nassar at his sentencing like nearly 100 other alleged victims, model Chrissy Teigen offered to pay the fine.

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“The entire principle of this should be fought – an NDA to stay quiet about this serial monster with over 140 accusers, but I would be absolutely honored to pay this fine for you, McKayla,” Teigen wrote.

After Nassar pleaded guilty to criminal sexual conduct in November, his sentencing on seven sexual assault charges began Tuesday. 

The former USA Gymnastics and Michigan State doctor is currently serving a 60-year sentence in federal prison on child pornography charges.

Chrissy Teigen offers to pay McKayla Maroney's possible $100K fine to speak out about team doctor

Published: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 @ 5:45 AM

Olympic Gold Medal Gymnast ‘I Was Molested By Team Usa Doctor For 7 Years’

One after one, gymnasts and other victims of former USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar, 54, stepped forward in a Michigan courtroom Tuesday to recount the sexual abuse and emotional trauma they say he inflicted on them as children.

U.S. Olympians Simone Biles, Aly Raisman and Gabby Douglas are among the many women to accuse Nassar of abuse.

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Nearly 100 victims are expected to address the court during the four-day sentencing hearing. 

However, former gold medalist McKayla Maroney may not speak out.

In December 2016, Maroney signed a confidential settlement with the group that trains U.S. Olympic gymnasts to keep allegations that she was sexually abused by Nassar a secret.

The settlement included nondisclosure and non-disparagement clauses and Maroney or her parents could be sued for more than $100,000 for violating the agreement. The suit seeks to invalidate those provisions under a California law that prohibits settlements in civil cases that could result in criminal sex offense charges.

Chrissy Teigen, who is from Snohomish, Washington, is offering to pay Maroney's possible fine so Maroney can speak out against Nassar. 

On Tuesday, Teigen tweeted the following about the fine:

"The entire principle of this should be fought – an NDA to stay quiet about this serial monster with over 140 accusers, but I would be absolutely honored to pay this fine for you, McKayla."

Maroney said Nassar's abuse started in her early teens and continued for the rest of her competitive career.

– The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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