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Jadeveon Clowny is a birthday well wisher

This is for those people who claim football is just an animalistic activity.  Clearly it is about more than just W’s as South Carolina’s Jadeveon Clowny will show tonight when USC of the east takes on Vanderbilt.  Jadeveon just wants to make sure Vanderbilt's Jordan Rodgers has a good birthday, kind of.Thank you people of Twitter for coming through on this to make sure...
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August 30, 2012  |  Discuss

The real loser in conference realignment: The WAC

Two years ago one of the best teams in college football couldn’t even win a WAC Conference championship.  Now the conference is dropping football altogether.  The WAC commissioner said they are just trying to remain a NCAA Division I conference at this point after making the announcement that they will no longer continue as a football conference.  The WAC's constant revolving...
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August 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Wisconsin and Nebraska get high school looking uniforms

Over the last several years college football has been in a “uniforms arm race”.  Every team seems like they need an alternative to the traditional uniform.  Something bold, something different.  Oregon and Nike put the uniform changes into hyper drive back in 2006 and Under Armor tried to keep up by wrapping the Maryland uniforms in the state flag last year.  The latest craze...
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August 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Three coaches coming to a hot seat near you

The life of a college football coach isn’t always as great as one might think.  Coach’s can go from being the saving grace of a school to getting shown the door in a matter of weeks in the what have you done for me lately world of college football.  Every year a handful of coaches get fired, sometimes everybody knows heading into the season the end is near (Ron Zook) while...
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July 31, 2012  |  Discuss

Heisman senioritis

The Heisman Trophy, one of the most revered individual awards in all of sports and is certainly the most recognized one in college football.  Since its inception in 1935 this award has been typically won by seniors with a handful of juniors sprinkled in here and there.  But recently change has been in the air.  More and more of the best players are leaving college early for the...
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June 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Dabo Swinney finds a sport that you can score less than 70 and still win

You know the old saying, “If you can’t beat them find a sport in which you can win while scoring less than 70.” Well Dabo Swinney did just that by participating in and winning the Wells Fargo Championship Wednesday morning Pro-Am with a team score of 58. This just so happens to be 12 strokes fewer than what Swinney’s Tigers gave up in the Orange Bowl several months back...
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May 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Oklahoma State to replace Weeden with a kid 10 years younger

The last two years Oklahoma State had Brandon Weeden at QB.  Weeden was the Jaime Moyer of college football, the old wise man in the sport.  Any time Brandon Weeden was mentioned people would always attach his age and remind you he is older than Aaron Rodgers.  Well Weeden is off to the NFL and Oklahoma State needs a new quarterback, obviously it would be somebody a little younger...
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April 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Curing the college football Summertime blues

Signing day is past us, spring practice is over for most teams and fall camp is still months away.  We have reached the lull of college football, a few months in the spring and summer where any news is usually bad news.  From your team’s star corner back getting arrested to the tight end tearing his ACL in a game of basketball, most college football headlines for the next 3 months...
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April 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Top five CFB coaches to ruin career in recent years

Bobby Petrino’s recent scandal has most likely killed his career as a coach in big time college football.  Petrino is one of a number of coaches who have ended or derailed their own coaching career through their actions in recent years.  Here are the five coaches who stunted their coaching career the most in recent years with poor decisions, lies and cover ups.5. Rich Rodriguez...
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April 12, 2012  |  Discuss

Kentucky and Kansas by the numbers

Kentucky and Kansas will square off tonight in the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship game.  It is the second meeting of the season for the two teams, Kentucky won the first matchup 75-65.  Stats don’t always paint the perfect picture, but they are a good tool to look at when previewing a game.  Here are some of the important stats for each team from the first matchup, the...
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April 02, 2012  |  Discuss

The NIT is important, well a little bit at least

People will give you all sorts of lines about why the NIT sucks and your team is no good for being in it.  They will call it the Not in Tournament, Not Important Tournament or maybe the Not Invited Tournament.  If your team wins the NIT they may be labeled as the 69th best team in the country.  But don’t let the haters get you down, unless you are Arizona or Mississippi State...
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March 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Florida hasn't played like a seven seed for good reason

Because they should have never been seeded that low.  Florida once again proved that their 7th seed was a horrible placement from the selection committee with a solid win over a good Marquette team.  Florida maintained around a 10 point lead for most of the second half en route to their victory over three seed Marquette in the Sweet 16 matchup.  Florida has won by an average of...
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March 23, 2012  |  Discuss

What has happened to the Pac-12 in basketball?

Baylor is located the furthest west of any school left in the 2012 NCAA Tournament. For those not aware Baylor is located in Waco, TX between Dallas and Austin. Not exactly a west coast school. That is not even west Texas. The only teams further west that even made the round of 32 were Gonzaga, Colorado and New Mexico. Not exactly a list of juggernauts now is it. Instead the Sweet...
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March 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Ohio is better than your state

At least when it comes to getting teams into the Sweet 16 this year.  Ohio State, Ohio, Xavier and Cincinnati all advanced to the Sweet 16 over the weekend, making them the only state with more than two teams in the Sweet 16 this year and the only state to have four teams in the Sweet 16 ever.  Kentucky was close to having three teams but only got Kentucky and Louisville after...
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March 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Lack of upsets doesn't mean it has been a boring tournament

The NCAA Championship Tournament has been anything but mad, but that doesn’t mean that it hasn’t been good.  As I write this only three lower seed teams have won in the first 20 games.  The three higher seed teams that have lost have all been mid-majors and they lost to two teams from power conferences and another team who went to the Final Four last season.  Holy Madness...
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March 16, 2012  |  Discuss

The must see games of the NCAA Tournament first round

The first round of the NCAA tournament is underway and you can bet there will be lots of great games today and throughout the tournament.  More than likely you are not going to be able to watch every game of the first round (if you are that is awesome), so if you are only going to watch a handful of games in the round of 64 make sure it is these five.5 Temple vs. 12 South FloridaA...
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March 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Western Kentucky wins a wacky Sun Belt Conference Tournament

It seems like every year a team with a losing record gets hot at the right time and finds their way into the NCAA Tournament.  This year Western Kentucky is that team.  The Hilltoppers used a second half rally against North Texas to conclude an improbable run in the Sun Belt Conference Tournament and gain a spot into the field of 68.  North Texas led by as many as 13 points in...
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March 07, 2012  |  Discuss

VMI looks to pull the first upset of March Madness

Oh March Madness how I have missed thee.  But now that your back let’s get down to business and talk about the first potential upset brewing in the Big South Conference Tournament.  Tomorrow (3/3) is the conference championship game between UNC-Asheville and VMI.  UNC-Asheville was expected to be there, going 16-2 in conference play during the regular season and earning the...
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March 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Conference tournament time

March Madness is almost upon us and it starts with the 31 conference tournaments that take place.  The winners of all of the conference tournaments, except the Great West, will punch their tickets to the big Dance.  Action gets under way tonight (2/27) with first round play in the Big South Tournament and concludes on March 11th.  Below are the dates and brackets for each conference...
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February 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Non-AQ conference teams that are a lock for the NCAA Tournament

The college basketball regular season is nearing the end which means most people are starting to focus on who will get the one seeds and who are the teams on the bubble.  As a bubble team there is one thing you fear this time of year, upsets in the Non-AQ conference tournaments.  For an example of this let’s look at the Missouri Valley Conference.  Wichita State and Creighton...
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February 22, 2012  |  Discuss

Preseason Top 25 teams: Where are they now?

As everybody knows, preseason rankings are worth about as much as the paper they are printed on.  Yet everybody still loves them and that is why they come out from a hundred different sources each year.  Here is a look at the AP Preseason Top 25 and how each team is doing through Feb. 14.  I will update this again after the season is over.AP Preseason Top 25 (current AP rank)1...
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February 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Extreme road tripping with the Big East Conference

With the announcement of Memphis joining the Big East Conference it looks like the Big East has finished adding random schools throughout the country, or at least until another school leaves the conference.  At some point within the next couple of years the conference will have 12 football teams in it, which means everybody can finally start planning their much anticipated Big East...
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February 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Figuring out how to seed an undefeated Murray State team

Murray State is the lone remaining undefeated team in Division I, which has historically been a good sign when accomplished by a non-AQ conference team.  As March approaches the question of what seed do you hand to Murray State comes to light.  The Racers are currently ranked 7th and could move up another spot or two if they win out.  Regardless if they move up or not, an undefeated...
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February 07, 2012  |  Discuss

A Look at the Rivals Recruiting Class Rankings

If you are into recruiting rankings, here are Rivals’ top 5 ranked recruiting classes for the BCS conferences.  You can find the complete Rivals conference rankings here.ACC1. Florida State 2. Miami3. Clemson4. Virginia Tech5. VirginiaBig East1. Rutgers2. Louisville3. West Virginia4. Pitt5. South FloridaBig Ten1. Ohio State2. Michigan3. Nebraska4. Purdue5. Michigan StateBig 121...
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February 02, 2012  |  Discuss

College Football Recruiting: To care or not to care, that is the question

Yesterday was a very important day for thousands of young athletes across the country.  In high school gyms across the country these athletes officially committed to the university or college where they will continue their career as student athletes.  While students were signing their National Letters of Intent for multiple sports, the biggest focus is clearly on college football...
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February 02, 2012  |  Discuss
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