Thursday’s college football headlines: Dapper Cam

Cam and his crew

Former Auburn Heisman winner Cam Newton was showing off his sense of style once again, this time at the 2017 Met Gala in New York on Monday night.

The Carolina Panthers quarterback had sort of a Prince-meets-Mr. Peanut look. Newton wasn’t the only athlete at the annual fundraiser for the Metropolitan Museum of Art, an event usually attended by celebrities from fashion, music, and film.

Tom Brady, Jeff Gordon, Julian Edelman, Roger Federer and Alex Rodriguez were among the athletes in attendance.

Games on social media continues: Twitter will air Conference USA games during the 2017 season. From a report on, as a result from the American Sports Network, Campus Insiders, and 120 Sports merger in April, a network called STADIUM has been created. STADIUM will air Conference USA games through Twitter this fall. 

In case you missed it here previously:

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What if the next Rose Bowl is exclusively on Facebook?

How could you get a CFP championship ticket for $50 … virtually?

Chik-a-Boom! Speaking of celebrity fundraisers, Ole Miss once again won the Chik-fil-A Peach Bowl Challenge. Coach Hugh Freeze and former Ole Miss receiver Wesley Walls finished with 11-under par.

But this time the big takeaway from the tournament was the prank that was played on Coach Dabo Swinney of the national champion Clemson Tigers.

Strong words: Former Texas and current South Florida coach Charlie Strong received a tongue lashing Wednesday from a Tampa, Fla., judge during the hearing for LaDarrius Jackson, one of Strong’s players accused of sexual battery.

Jackson was arrested on Monday and charged with sexual battery and false imprisonment of a woman.

Judge Margaret Taylor, a USF graduate, said to Jackson in court: “… I have a message for your coach, as well. Coach Strong, if you are listening, in the last couple of months there have been two arrests of your players for very violent felonies. This court, and I’m sure I’m not alone, questions whether you have control over your players. It’s fairly clear you do not have control of them off the field, and I guess only time will tell whether you have control over them on the field.”



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