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Aztecs and Cougars square-off in the 2012 Poinsettia Bowl

December 18, 2012
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Aztecs and Cougars square-off in the 2012 Poinsettia Bowl

The San Diego State Aztecs are set to host the BYU Cougars in the 2012 San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl this Thursday, December 12, 2012 at 8 pm (EST) on ESPN.  This is the Aztecs second appearance in the Poinsettia Bowl (defeated Navy 35-13 in 2010) while this is the first time the Cougars are traveling to Qualcomm Stadium for post-season play. On the Aztecs side of the ball, fans should see an impressive ground game with the duo...

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Arizona and Nevada Headline the Gildan New Mexico Bowl

December 14, 2012
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Arizona and Nevada Headline the Gildan New Mexico Bowl

With 70 out of 124 teams filling the 35 bowl slots, the bowl season is set to kick-off this Saturday with the Gildan New Mexico Bowl.  Though it is anticipated to be a sparse crowd, those who attend the game will undoubtedly see a high scoring affair. The Arizona Wildcats (7-5, 4-5) and Nevada Wolf Pack(7-5, 4-4) will travel to Albuquerque, New Mexico for the 7th annual Gildan New Mexico Bowl.  This bowl game has the makings of a high-scoring...

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Rutgers Sues Big East

December 5, 2012
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Rutgers Sues Big East

In a case that strikes a resonant chord with football fans and conference loyalists alike, Rutgers University filed a lawsuit against the Big East Conference fighting its $10 million withdrawal fee in Middlesex County Court, New Jersey.  Rutgers also claims the conference owes the school millions of dollars for failing to charge other schools upon their withdrawal of the Big East. In the past two years, Syracuse, Pittsburgh, West Virginia, TCU and Notre Dame have or will leave the...

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StubHub Lists 2013 BCS National Championship Game Ticket Pair for $900,000.00

November 26, 2012
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StubHub Lists 2013 BCS National Championship Game Ticket Pair for $900,000.00

Notre Dame fans already punched their ticket to South Beach despite not knowing who they will play in the 2013 BCS National Championship Game.  Regardless if it’s Georgia or Alabama, ticket prices on third-party websites such as StubHub are astronomical.  The cheapest ticket listing is at a paltry $1,550 per ticket while the most expensive ticket is priced at the sky-high rate of $450,000.00 and the buyer must buy the pair.  To be fair, the seller is throwing in...

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Jarvis Jones, the Nation’s Best Linebacker

November 26, 2012
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Jarvis Jones, the Nation’s Best Linebacker

Not only is Georgia’s Jarvis Jones the best linebacker in the nation, but he is arguably the best defensive player in the NCAA.  The junior linebacker is an All-American candidate and a finalist for the Bednarik, Lombardi, Nagurski, and Butkus award.  At 6’3, 241 lbs., Jones is a premier game-changer who causes havoc in the backfield.  He leads the nation in forced fumbles (6) and is second in the nation in tackles for loss (19.5). Despite being sidelined for...

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Miami Hurricanes Self-Impose 2nd Straight Postseason Ban

November 19, 2012
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Miami Hurricanes Self-Impose 2nd Straight Postseason Ban

The Miami Hurricanes will join the ranks of Ohio State, Penn State, University of Central Florida, and North Carolina as bowl ineligible for the upcoming postseason.  The Hurricanes (6-5, 4-3 ACC) in an unprecedented decision opted to forego their second straight postseason play as NCAA investigations are ongoing regarding revelations of a booster alleging to have given extra benefits in the form of cash and gifts to players and recruits. The university president, Donna Shalala, and the top brass...

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The NCAA is Given Notice to Head Coaches

October 26, 2012
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The NCAA is Given Notice to Head Coaches

The NCAA compliance department will no longer tolerate major rules infractions for head coaches or their staff.  The NCAA is instituting a policy that presumes head coaches “to be responsible for the actions of all assistant coaches and administrators who report, directly or indirectly, to the head coach.”  As of October 30, 2012, the Division 1 Board of Directors will adopt bylaw 11.1.2.1 which is a radical and more strict approach to holding coaches accountable for rules violations by...

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Penn State v. Ohio State, Stage Set for Probation Bowl

October 24, 2012
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Penn State v. Ohio State, Stage Set for Probation Bowl

Penn State senior QB Matt McGloin is ready to battle QB Braxton Miller and the Ohio State Buckeyes. The two best teams in the Big Ten conference are pitted to play each other this Saturday night. Despite their dominance on the field, both teams are ineligible for post season play because of NCAA sanctions dubbing this marquee match-up the Probation Bowl.  Even though Ohio State is 8-0 and ranked 9th in the country, Penn State is the hottest team in...

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