Jacob Thigpen

I am a Public Relations major at Georgia Regents University in Augusta, GA. Although I study PR, I also enjoy writing about sports - mostly college - and hope to improve my writing skills to better prepare myself for a career.

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  • 05:52 PM ET  01.20
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Freshman Joel Embiid's unexpected climb as one of college basketball's top centers may have him pushing his Kansas teammate and NBA draft darling, Andrew Wiggins, for the elusive top spot.

Bill Self knew Embiid had the potential to be the top pick in the NBA draft.

He just didn't think 2014 was going to be the year.

???You???re going to be the No. 1 pick,??? Self told Embiid. ???Now, it may not be this year, but you will be a No. 1 pick.???

If Embiid continues to destroy the rest of the Big 12 in the same way he attacked Oklahoma State's frontcourt on Saturday (13 points, 11 rebounds and…
  • 05:32 PM ET  01.18
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This post is a little late considering the 2013 season has been wrapped up for almost a month now, but I thought I'd give my thoughts on UCF winning the inaugural American Conference championship.

The Knights victory was more important than you may think.

Louisville was done, finished, and chomping at the bit for the 2013 season to be done so they could start preparing for membership in the "Big 5" ACC. I don't believe one second that the players or coaches at UL didn't care if they left the old Big East on a sour note. But, you have to believe that the administration was ready to go from…
  • 12:25 AM ET  12.09
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From 2004 to 2010, the Big 12 Champion was either Oklahoma or Texas. But that was back when the conference staged a championship game and actually had the correct number of members to match its name.


Since 2011 - the first season of the 10-member format - the champion receiving the automatic bid has been a team not named Oklahoma or Texas and has been a different squad each season.


Texas won fewer than 10 games for the fourth straight season, and if the BYU game is any indication, may be in dire-straits against Oregon in San Antonio. Finishing 8-5 with a possible bowl blowout is the…

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