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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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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Don’t Count on Class Rankings

National Signing Day is all but in the books. A quick glance at ESPN’s class rankings and you would see the usual suspects. Alabama has signed the number one class for the fourth year in a row. LSU has signed its third straight top 10 class. Florida State has signed its sixth straight top 10 class. Texas, Auburn and USC

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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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Fiorentino vs. Schilling: Bowl Picks

By Peter Fiorentino and Andrew Schilling In the year 1985 there was Ivan Drago vs Rocky Balboa. The 90’s saw the intense rivalry between the Blackhawks and Red Wings. In 2007 there was the Rosie O’Donnell vs Elisabeth Hasselbeck dispute on the View. But now, in the year 2014, one rivalry arises that will trump them all. The stakes are

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Handicapping the Heisman

By Ryan Patterson With college football’s regular season almost over (the Army-Navy game this week is the last one), talk has naturally shifted to the new College Football Playoff, and if the correct teams made it. But I’m not here to argue the merits of Ohio State versus Baylor or TCU. No, I’m here to give my thoughts on the

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Alternative Names for Bowl Games

By Jamey Schilling It’s time for the most highly anticipated TV event of the Holiday Season! No, I’m not talking about the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting….and not even the Victoria’ Secret Fashion Show. No, tonight is the College Football Playoff Selection Show, when the College Bowl picks are announced, and we can all start planning our TV viewing over the next

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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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