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2014-15 College Football Bowl Schedule

Bowl Location Date/Time TV R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl Nevada vs. UL Lafayette New Orleans, LA Mercedes-Benz Superdome Sat., Dec. 20 11:00 a.m. ET ESPN Gildan New Mexico Bowl Utah State vs. UTEP Albuquerque, NM University Stadium Sat., Dec. 20 2:20 p.m. ET ESPN Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl (22) Utah vs. Colorado State Las Vegas, NV Sam Boyd Stadium Sat., Dec. 20 3:30 p.m. ET ABC...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Cutest Girls On Campus

If there is one thing that sports fans like to see again, it is cute girls supporting their school. While a person can find quite a few attractive ladies on nearly every single campus in the United States, some schools are more blessed than others. Here is a look at three campuses who have become a hotbed for hot females in the stands and just around campus in general. Florida State...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Awesome College Tailgating Traditions in the U.S.

For some college football fans, the tailgating action off the field can bring more joy than the tackling action on the field. Of course, that’s especially true when your team isn’t winning. Regardless of the pigskin prowess of their favorite colleges, millions of Americans do a lot of grillin’ and chillin’ before kickoff. At tailgate gatherings from Baton Rouge, LA, to Lincoln...
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September 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Boston College Will Feature 9/11 Tribute

When Boston College (1-1), takes the field against No. 9 USC (2-0) this weekend, pay special attention to the team’s uniform. The Eagles will wear a red bandanna trimmed uniform to honor former lacrosse player Welles Crowther, who died after saving over a dozen lives from the south World Trade Center tower during the Sept. 11 attacks. Crowther (BC ’99) was an equities trader...
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September 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Penn State is New on the National Championship Board

On Monday, the NCAA lifted Penn State’s postseason ban and reinstated the Nittany Lions’ eligibility.  As soon as the ban was lifted, Las Vegas was quick to update the odds for winning the 2014 National Championship trophy.  Florida State remains the strong favorite at 9/2 with Alabama (7/1) and Oregon trailing behind (15/2). Penn State, an impressive 2-0, is 75/1. www.bovada...
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September 09, 2014  |  Discuss

SEC Goes out of this World

This season, the SEC will do what no other network has done, broadcast a football game in outer space. Astronaut Barry “Butch” Wilmore is scheduled to rocket into orbit on September 25 when he returns to the International Space Station (ISS) for approximately six-months. For his mission, he made a special request to NASA to air the SEC Network so he can watch the SEC Game of...
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August 05, 2014  |  Discuss

A Primer on College Football Playoffs

Division I college football is entering a new era as a four-team playoff system will determine the national champion from now until the 2025 season. Unlike the BCS days, which relied on computer rankings and polls to select participants, a committee of 13 experts will select the four-teams through a multitude of factors to include strength of schedule, head-to-head results, comparison...
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July 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Who Can Prevent Jameis Winston From Winning A Second Heisman?

Last season, many people were surprised to see just how dominant of the quarterback Jameis Winston was as a redshirt freshman. Not only did he take over as a starter for the Florida State Seminoles, but he was able to lead them to a perfect season and the national spotlight. He was rewarded with the highest honor individually as he was named the Heisman Trophy winner in 2013. With...
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June 04, 2014  |  Discuss

It Pays to Play

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May 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Notre Dame looking to Under Armour

News is circulating around South Bend that Notre Dame is switching from Adidas to Under Armour.  One of the most recognized brands in all of college sports will not renew its Adidas contract after 16 years.  The Irish are looking for a new image for its sports teams.  Under Armour is known for its creative on-field appearance (look no further than Maryland) so if Notre Dame is...
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January 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Tim Tebow Returns to College Football

Ex-Florida Gator quarterback Tim Tebow is returning to college football as a studio analyst for the SEC Network.  The two time BCS and SEC champ and Heisman Trophy winner will make his broadcast debut on Jan. 6 during the 2014 VIZIO BCS National Championship game.  Tebow is expected to be an analyst for SEC Nation (debuting August 28, 2014), a pre-game show that will travel through...
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December 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Military Bowl: Marshall vs. Maryland

Marshall (9-4) vs. Maryland (7-5) Dec. 27, 2:30 p.m. ET (ESPN). Line: Marshall by -2.5; O/U 62. Series Record: 0-0, first meeting. The Maryland Terrapins (7-5, 3-5 ACC) started the season strong with a four game winning streak that was snapped by a dominating Florida State squad in early October.  Maryland then suffered a mid-season collapse dropping four of five games but closed...
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December 26, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 Bowl Gifts

During the bowl season, the NCAA allows for players to receive up to $550 worth of high-end gifts and swag. Moreover, participating schools can purchase additional gift packages to distribute to players beyond the NCAA 125 participation limit.  Players can also receive up to $400 worth of awards and accolades for post-season play. Thanks to the folks over at SportsBusinessDaily...
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December 20, 2013  |  Discuss

The BCS Finale Kicks-Off Saturday

For all the BCS naysayers, this is the final rendition of the much controversial and sometimes maligned bowl championship system as the NCAA is turning to a four team playoff next year.  This year’s national championship game will feature Florida State versus Auburn.  The ACC versus the SEC.  It’s only fitting that these two conferences represent the final straw as they also...
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December 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Five Gators to Transfer, Coach to Stay

Despite the Florida Gators finishing the 2013 season with a paltry 4-8 record, Florida AD Jeremy Foley continues to support head coach Will Muschamp. Foley is confident in Muschamp and his ability to return the team to prominence and overcome the rash of injuries and a seven game losing streak. However, not all of the Gators are buying into Muschamp’s system. Five players just...
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December 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Spartans Stand Together, Raise Money for Riot Victim

After Michigan State stunned Ohio State 34-24 in the Big Ten title game Saturday night, students flooded the streets of East Lansing to celebrate causing fires, flipping cars, and damaging property.  In Sparty solidarity, one student started a website to help a fellow Spartan, Steven Ripley, cover the cost of his overturned vehicle—presumably wrecked during the celebratory riots...
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December 09, 2013  |  Discuss

The Skinny on Athletic Diets

Diets are always a hot topic and often controversial. That’s probably even more so when it comes to athletes and what they eat. We have a look here at some diet and health related statistics, both general and for athletes, with an emphasis on those that competed in the 2012 London Olympics. Source: Nursing-School-Rankings.com
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December 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Navy Bro bashes Army with “Suit and Tie” video

The Army-Navy game is one of college football’s enduring rivalries. The weeks leading up to the game feature intense spirit from both service academies. Most recently, Navy Bro dropped a sick beat covering Justin Timberlake’s “Suit and Tie” that bashes Army. Army, what do you have say now?
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December 04, 2013  |  Discuss
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