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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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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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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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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Marquette Basketball’s 2016-2017 Non-Conference Schedule

(Photo courtesy of Alex Lahr, Marquette ’14) What do you get when an IUPUI Jaguar, a San Jose State Spartan and a Grambling State Tiger plan to travel to Milwaukee to play basketball? Disappointment. This past month Marquette’s 2015-2016 non-conference basketball schedule was released to the public. Despite an enthusiastic fan base that lives and breathes college basketball from November onward,

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The Lure of Sports Stadiums

Wrigley Field, home of the Chicago Cubs. I wanted to visit the stadium ever since the Cubs drafted Jeff Samardzija when I was a seventh grader. I desperately wanted to see my favorite college wide receiver pitch in the major leagues. Although Samardzija has since moved across town to the White Sox, I’ve always felt the allure of Wrigley Field.

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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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Nebraska’s Next Head Football Coach is…

A few weeks ago I had the chance to visit Camp Randall Stadium.  It was a record-setting day…not only was it the coldest game-time temperature (26 degrrrrees!)  at the stadium in 50 years….it also was the stage for a record-setting performance on field by the Badgers’ amazing running back, Melvin Gordon. It’s not every day you get to watch as

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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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Road to the College Football Playoff: Week 12

By Quinn Matheis Another Wednesday, another shuffle.  Grab your sandwiches and your pizza, it’s time to talk football playoffs, college-style. Some surprising losses shuffled the board around a little this week.  Nothing earth-shattering yet, but the reality of November has started to become the bane of many playoff-hopeful teams. As always, teams first, final four second. #1 Mississippi State (9-0, SEC

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