Why Kentucky Won’t Go All The Way

An undefeated team that has not faced a challenging opponent all season – what stands in the way of University of Kentucky, the number one pick to win the whole tournament? Kentucky is the dream team and, if they win it all, will be the first team since the 1976 Indiana University Hoosiers to be the undefeated champions. It seems

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Understanding College Basketball Rankings

For those of you who enjoy sports, you will probably know the top couple teams, or at least whether or not your team is ranked. But how are teams given their ranks? And who decides those rankings? There are a number of different organizations which give rankings, the most prominent being USA Today, ESPN, and the Associated Press, or AP

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Pete Carroll: Master or Apprentice?

Just one week ago, true football fans and band-wagoners alike gathered together to drink (root)beer, eat wings, and scream their heads off at their TV’s. And just because I think it’s ridiculous that the NFL copy-wrote the name of this world-renowned game, I will avoid saying those two special words throughout this whole article. Likely the most deafening moment in the

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What Ohio State Has To Do To Win

Some of you will shrug this game off as another one of those Sugar Bowls that will be “just okay,” but not as exciting as they were hoping for. Others, especially Ohio State fans, will be clinging onto their recliners and couches for dear life as they watch what could be the most amazing game this season. No matter which

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We’ll Get ‘Em Next Year

  By Thomas Seabright Let’s face it, Chicago sports fans are starting to see most of our teams pour themselves down the drain. The Cubs? One hundred and something years later, we are still saying “we’ll get ‘em next year,” and the Sox are still just a mediocre team still trying to grow back as well. The Bulls are pretty decent

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How Football Really* Began: A Thanksgiving Tale

By Thomas Seabright Many of us wonder how the ridiculous, mesmerizing sport of football came to be. It is possible that football is a derivation of an ancient Native American sport, or maybe it game from England or Europe. But the truth is, well, both are true. Long ago, when the white men of Europe began exploring, they became bored.

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Big Ten Big Bowls

By Thomas Seabright Ladies and gentlemen, here it is. The final weeks of college football starting to wrap up and all of the college teams are looking to secure their ticket to a bowl game this year. In the Big Ten many teams already have their buses booked, a few are out of luck, and three others are on the line.

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What’s Next for Big 10 Football? (plus Week 8 predictions)

What is happening in the Big Ten this year? No, seriously, what is going on? The Big Ten is in what one might call “a mess.” Yes, I said it. The Big Ten is a mess right now, and the real question is, “who is going to come through and sweep it up? ” Right now, I don’t see much

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The Return of the Black and Gold

By Thomas Seabright Thank you, University of Illinois, for saving us from our nine game conference losing streak. It has been a long time coming. But really, the true man to thank is none other than Purdue’s new starting quarterback. Just as King Arthur pulled Excalibur out of the stone, Purdue pulled the 6’5″, two hundred twenty nine pound, sophomore

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