March Madness Mascot Brawl

In life, there are the great thought provoking questions that mankind has pondered for years, such as “what’s the meaning of life,” “what does it mean to be good,” and “does the Rock really think he can act?” The question we pose in this article is not one of those questions. Far from it, but hey, you’ve clicked on the

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10 People You’ll See At Every Pickup Basketball Game

Whenever I’m back home for winter or summer break, my friend Nick and I have a tradition: playing pickup basketball at the downtown YMCA. We’ve been going regularly for the past 3 and a half years, and in that time, we’ve seen our share of characters on the courts. From the guy who was playing in Timberland Boots, jeans, and

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The College Tailgate’s Bowl Pick ‘Em Special

With the graduation of Peter Fiorentino, a darkness fell across the land. Jamey Schilling was left without an opponent for his annual College Football Bowl Selection Article. Schilling searched far and wide for a worthy competitor to fill Fiorentino’s shoes, but came up empty. That is, until columnist Brad Dickson stepped in. Seemingly at the last possible moment, like the

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Sam Foltz and Mike Sadler, more than punters

It’s never easy to deal with death in the public eye, and it becomes even more difficult when it’s close to home. This past weekend, the world lost two standout individuals in Nebraska punter Sam Foltz, and former Michigan State punter Mike Sadler. For two College Tailgate Writers, this tragic news hit particularly close to home. Kellan and Jamey offer their words

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LeBron vs. Curry: Reality Showdown

For a second consecutive year, the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors are battling for the title of NBA Champion. That means for a second straight year it’s LeBron James vs Steph Curry. The King vs. Chef Curry. The four-time MVP vs the two-time, and reigning MVP. While it’s anyone’s guess as to who’ll win the title (*cough cough, Warriors

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TCT’s Euro 2016 Preview

“It’s More Than Football.” That’s how ESPN describes it anyway. With the countless star players, storylines, and examples of national pride that will surely be on display during the month-long tournament, it will be just that: more than football. It’s the 2016 European Championship. With a series of amazing promotional posters which were released by ESPN, and a promo video that will give you

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Make Sports More Fun: Lobsters in Basketball

Picture this: the Michigan State Spartans are down by two against the Marquette Golden Eagles in an NCAA tournament game. With the clock at under ten seconds left in regulation, Spartan star Denzel Valentine sees an opening in the lane. He’s beaten Marquette’s man to man defense, and he’s about to score the game tying basket. Suddenly, out of the

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25 MORE things better than Nebraska football this season

It’s become a habit for Nebraska Football to lose in heart breaking fashion this season. And this past Saturday the Wisconsin Badgers were kind enough to help the Huskers continue this trend. After a beautiful 55-yard touchdown from fullback Andy Janovich gave Nebraska a 21-20 lead with just under four minutes to play in the fourth quarter, Husker fans everywhere were praying this

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25 Things Better Than Nebraska Football This Season

It’s a dark time for football fans in the Cornhusker state. There was that brutal last second loss to BYU in week 1…     There was the heartbreaking overtime loss to Miami in week 3 where Nebraska’s doom was sealed by an interception from a guy named Corn Elder…   And most recently, that embarrassing loss to Illinois this

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The Non-Sports Fan’s Guide to: The Upcoming College Football Season

As I flip through the numerous television channels on a lazy summer day at home, I stop for a moment on Sportscenter. Highlights of Jordan Spieth putting and the Cubs not looking like their usual miserable selves play out in front of me. Just as I’m about to change the channel, I see it. ESPN indicates we’re mere days away

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