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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Conference Madness 2016: Part Three

Give the people what they want! Sorry, Mr. Walken…will more graphics help? Here are some of our staffers final predictions for the final 11 NCAA conference tournaments. Connor Basch Connor Mallon Jamey Schilling Kellan Buddy Quinn Matheis A10 Big East Big 12   Big 10           MWC Pac 12 SEC AAC Big West Sun Belt WAC

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2015-16 NCAA All-Namericans

What’s in a name? Cliché – I know – starting off with a William Shakespeare quote, but it’s just too relevant not to use. If you’re like me and enjoy watching more than just your favorite college basketball team play twice a week, you sometimes surf the channels and find yourself watching riveting NCAA basketball games between two powerhouses like

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The importance of the Battle for Paul Bunyan

The first thing a Michigan fan will tell you is that their rivalry with Michigan State doesn’t matter as much as the game against Ohio State. They’ll say that the last decade is an anomaly to the truth of decades of dominance in the all-time series, which Michigan leads 68-35 with 5 ties. But from what happened Saturday, I can tell you

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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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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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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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NCAA 2015 Tournament Challenge Game-by-Game Analysis: East

Upsets so drastic you’ll think I’m crazy, things go strangely as planned, and underrated and ticked-off teams. Welcome to the East. There’s a lot to cover, so we’ll get right at it. I will only be doing the first round for these teams, because hey, I can’t give up the secrets for how I win these things. There are five

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Conference Madness: Part 1

On March 3rd we embark upon the craziness that is March Madness. A month full of heartbreak, triumph, and Cinderella stories begins with the 31 conference tournaments and 342 teams (take out the IVY League and the lonely Independent N.J.I.T) across the nation. By Easter Weekend, the pot will have all but boiled down to just four teams. The questions

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