Awesome College Tailgating Traditions in the U.S.

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, NE, you’ll find folks cookin’ up chicken and burgers and hot dogs and all sorts of other...

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Boston College Will Feature 9/11 Tribute

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 and volunteer firefighter at the time who was known for his trademark red bandanna. The...

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Penn State is New on the National Championship Board

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.lv Florida State 9/2 Alabama 7/1 Oregon 15/2 Oklahoma 9/1 Auburn 10/1 Georgia 12/1 Texas A&M 12/1 USC 12/1...

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SEC Goes out of this World

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 the Week and all things SEC. NASA is working to stream the...

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A Primer on College Football Playoffs

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 of results against common opponents, and championships won.* This new postseason will still preserve college football’s rich bowl...

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Who Can Prevent Jameis Winston From Winning A Second Heisman?

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 a strong cast coming back to support him, many see...

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Notre Dame looking to Under Armour

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 looking for some change in their supplier they have certainly picked the...

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