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  • 06:46 PM ET  09.09
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By Luke Winn, SI.com College football is a red-state sport -- that's rather evident, given its Southern power base -- but just how red is it compared to the country as a whole? The Sweep attempts to tackle that question today with the use of two sources: political voting projections from Nate Silver's brilliant polling site, fivethirtyeight.com, and football polling data from the latest Associated Press Top 25 vote. According to fivethirtyeight's projections, the state of the nation in the 2008 presidential race is currently 49.6 percent blue (for Barack Obama and Joe Biden)…
  • 04:49 PM ET  09.09
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By Jay Christensen, TheWizOfOdds.com Randy Ellis, Oklahoman: A Nebraska fan who works in the technology department at the University of Texas has apologized and agreed to pay an undisclosed sum to the Oklahoman and sportswriter Jake Trotter for using the newspaper's Internet template to post a fake story about Sooner quarterbacks Sam Bradford and Landry Jones.Mike McCall, Miami Herald: Florida quarterback Tim Tebow is now playing defense. He took exception to comments made by Miami's Randy Shannon about Urban Meyer's character after the Gators drove and kicked a 29-yard field…
  • 12:54 PM ET  09.09
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By Luke Winn, SI.comThe Style Archive moves into its third week here at The Sweep, having already brought you the best and worst jersey developments, as well as some fantastic dreadlocks and a bleeding defensive coordinator.Here, we move on to five exhibits spotted by our field observers over the weekend: 1. JoePa & The WhaleAmong the go-to ties in the wardrobe of Penn State coach Joe Paterno, a style icon if there ever was one in college football, is this navy-blue whale model. Paterno,  Bill Clinton, John Kerry and Brett Favre: all fans of Vineyard Vines. 2. Isotoner QBRobert Marve…

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