LAWRENCE: IS COLLEGE FOOTBALL BECOMING A FOOD FIGHT?

Tuesday, July 16–The University of Arkansas spent more than $7 million dollars in 2016-17, the most of most of any public school on student-athlete meals. Housed in the new $23 million, 55,000-square-foot Jerry & Gene Jones Family Student-Athlete Success Center, Arkansas’ sports nutrition department spares no expense in feeding its athletes. Members of any sports team, even those not on scholarship, are provided two meals a day, in an effort to “fuel and refuel” the athletes. Arkansas is not the only school focused on food. More than two dozen other programs spent more than $2 million in the two-year period, with Ohio State University, University of Michigan, University of Iowa and Texas A&M University rounding out the top five of the highest spending programs. In fact, it took 6,800 gallons of milk, 2,120 pounds of beef jerky, and 1,504,512 cherries to feed Iowa athletes over the last year. Dishing out the big bucks on dining translates to best-in-class recruitment and even higher ticket sales. Read more here.

MLB History Book

Philadelphia: Velasquez 0-3 $ career vs. Dodgers … Milwaukee: Woodruff 6-0 $ vs. NL East this season … NYY: Sabathia 6-1 $ home vs. Rays … Boston: Cashner 6-0 $ home July … Angels: 5-0 $ career home in July … Mets: Wheeler 5-1 $ in July.

Grinding Out The Profits

It is safe to say that Texas Rangers pitcher Lance Lynn is in outstanding form with 64 Ks and 6 BBs in his last eight starts. He’s also 9-1 at home, and 7-1 as a favorite, this season, as well as 10-1 in his last eleven home team starts in July. We’re not stepping in front of that with Arizona tonight… and neither should you.
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