4/20 News: Ludacris Owns Georgia Football

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Some mood music for today’s news, courtesy of Ludacris.

Southern hospitality, indeed. Ludacris made the kind of money SEC programs typically reserve for an FCS opponent the Saturday before Rivalry Week, and he didn’t have to take a single hit.

GEORGIA BULLDOGS

Jacob Eason-Mania is Running Wild

Georgia freshman quarterback phenom Jacob Eason’s impressive play in his first spring drew rave reviews — and at least one outlandish comparison.

On Wednesday’s Paul Finebaum Show, Booger McFarland compared Eason to LeBron James.

ESPN.com’s Travis Haney tries to temper expectations.

Regardless how well Eason performed Saturday, he couldn’t possibly have made out as well as Ludacris. The musical act for Georgia’s G-Day scrimmage earned a reported $65,000 for his brief concert, per Jason Butt of The Telegraph, but that only scratches the surface of the…let’s say, ludicrous demands.

…I’m sorry.

MIAMI HURRICANES

A New Banner for 2016
Andrea Adelson, ESPN.com

Georgia’s former head coach, Mark Richt, wrapped up his first spring at his new (old) home, Miami. The Hurricanes have a long history with hip hop artists, but the guests of honor at The U’s spring game weren’t there for their musical talents.

Adelson explains how Hurricane greats like Edgerrin James and others are making Richt “the president of Miami.”

OREGON DUCKS

Oregon’s Pharaoh Brown Returns from Horrifying Injury
Anne M. Peterson, Associated Press

Tight end Pharaoh Brown’s promising football career nearly came to an end in November 2014, though that was the least of the possible repercussions he faced.

Reporting from Oregon Ducks spring camp, the Associated Press recounts Brown’s comeback after nearly losing his leg to amputation.

VILLANOVA WILDCATS

John Robertson Rehabbed, Seeks NFL Opportunity
Craig Haley, STATS FCS

Since winning the 2014 Walter Payton Award, injuries have put other goals like national championships out of reach for Villanova quarterback John Robertson.

But, as Craig Haley details, a healthy Robertson is working to make another goal reality: landing on an NFL roster.

BIG TEN

Fox and Big Ten Close in on Broadcast Deal

John Ourand and Michael Smith, Sports Business Daily

If the live broadcasting rights bubble is bursting, don’t tell Fox. The network is reportedly set to offer the Big Ten record-setting money for a portion of its TV rights.

NCAA

NCAA Reforms Are Coming Quicker Than You Might Think

Today’s U.

The NCAA will now allow expenses for recruits’ parents or guardians to be covered as part of official visits. This positive reform is another in a growing list of major changes enacted in college sports over the last two years.

COLORADO BUFFALOES

Davis Webb Exploring His Options

Chris Hummer, 247Sports

Former Texas Tech quarterback Davis Webb announced his intention to transfer to Colorado in the winter, but the one-time Red Raiders gunslinger has since opened his options. 247Sports reports where Webb is looking.