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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Be Cautious About This Year’s Notre Dame Football Team

An impressive victory over then #23 LSU in last year’s Music City Bowl started all the excitement. After last season ended on a high note with the discovery of a quarterback who could actually hold on to the ball for more than five seconds without turning it over, (sorry Everett, better luck at Florida State) you’d be excited too. The

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Conference Preview: Big Ten

The Big Ten conference proved a lot of doubters wrong last season. The conference ended the year with a winning bowl record, and probably their best bowl record in the past five years. The Big Ten was the only conference to have two teams finish in the top five, Michigan State and Ohio State. Coming into 2015, the Big Ten

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Conference Preview: Big 12

Also known as the no defense league (NDL), the Big 12 finished 2014 in shame. A bowl record of 2-5 and the only bright spot was TCU taking Ole Miss to the woodshed in the Peach Bowl. Going into 2015, the teams to beat are Baylor and TCU. If you said that five years ago you would probably be considered insane.

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Conference Preview: ACC

Each week, The College Tailgate will be previewing a different power five conference in preparation of the upcoming 2015 college football season. This week, it’s all about the ACC, who had a losing bowl record, but finished the regular season strong with an impressive showing against the SEC. Florida State has dominated the conference on recent days, but there are

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Sleepers For The 2015 Season

Stanford Stanford will come into the season overshadowed by teams like USC, UCLA and Oregon. USC is receiving the majority of the hype with so many players on both sides of the ball. UCLA returns 18 starters, and Oregon is a National Championship finalist from a year ago. Stanford had to replace their offensive line and running back core last

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Why The Big Ten could be the Best Conference in 2015

  The Big Ten goes into the 2015 season riding high after coming off of the conferences best bowl season in the past five years. The Big Ten had a winning record, had a two and two record against the SEC and boasted a national champion in Ohio State. The conference finished third among the power five conferences in bowl

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Patrick’s NFL Mock Draft 1.0

1. Tampa Bay Buccaneers Jameis Winston QB/ Florida State Not much debate about this pick. The Bucs are in need of a quarterback and he is the best available.   2. Tennessee Titans Marcus Mariota QB/ Oregon While in all likely hood the Titans will trade out of this spot, Mariota will most likely be taken second overall. Even with the

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Frosh QB’s That Can Start This Fall

Brad Kaya and J.T. Barrett are just a couple of examples of true freshman that have come in and contributed right away with great success last season. Going into spring camp this season there are several early enrollees that will have their opportunity to learn the playbook and battle it out come fall for the starting job. Blake Barnett: Alabama

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NCAA to Homeless Athletes: Stay Homeless

We tried, NCAA. We tried to like you, to accept you as a legitimate governing body of a beloved subsection of sports across this nation. We wanted to believe that even though you make mistakes, even though you make decisions that not everyone agrees with, you really do have the best intentions for your players at heart. And you just

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