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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Top 5 Players in the 2016 NFL Draft

The end of spring is often debated as the peak of sports excitement. With the baseball season starting (the Cubs are winning a lot already…just saying), the NBA playoffs, and of course, the greatest playoff of them all (yeah I said it), the Stanley Cup playoffs, it’s no wonder that sports fans are glued to their TV’s. While the previously mentioned

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What’s next for Ronda Rousey

It was wild week in the world of sports for many. The Milwaukee Bucks proved that they could go the distance with LeBron’s Cavs as they beat them in double overtime. The Golden State Warriors are still undefeated. Top ten teams Stanford, LSU, and Utah all lost this weekend to unranked teams. The New England Patriots barely kept their streak

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Beating Bama

Surprised by Alabama’s throttling defeat of LSU on Saturday? The margin, maybe. But Bama winning? You really shouldn’t have been. Bama eats teams like LSU for lunch. The scariest part of the Tide is how they’ve been the exact same team for seven seasons now. Don’t believe me? Go on the most credible source according to your college professors, Wikipedia,

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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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Week 1 Overreactions for the Average Fan

With one weekend of college football in the books, plenty of fans are already overreacting to just one week of results. Unfortunately, for those of us who look to overanalyze all things college football, week one rankings are almost as insignificant as preseason rankings. Remember folks, Ohio State lost early on last season to Virginia Tech, and ended up winning

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Harbaugh’s Day Has Arrived, But Michigan’s Has Not

Just 36 hours separated from a new year, the University of Michigan football program celebrated a new era. Jim Harbaugh was announced to be the 19th head coach of the maize and blue on December 30, 2014 and 247 days of mass hysteria have ensued since. He has been the story at the center of the college football universe, a political

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Conference Preview: SEC

The most dominant conference in college football over the last 10 years has certainly cooled off. The SEC comes into 2015 with more question marks than any other league. -How will Alabama respond after two disappointing postseason finishes? -Will Auburn live up to the hype? -Will the Mississippi teams sustain success? -Can Georgia win the East? -Which surprise team can

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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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