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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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: 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 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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Vengeance: A Story of Kentucky Basketball

Kentucky, a basketball program that is notorious for bringing in phenomenal freshmen and breeding them into NBA talents, and occasionally bringing in national titles along the way. This is what John Calipari is known for, not necessarily his coaching ability but his recruiting ability. He always has the talent to win, however he does not always produce. This year’s Wildcat

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Understanding College Basketball Rankings

For those of you who enjoy sports, you will probably know the top couple teams, or at least whether or not your team is ranked. But how are teams given their ranks? And who decides those rankings? There are a number of different organizations which give rankings, the most prominent being USA Today, ESPN, and the Associated Press, or AP

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It’s a Tough Life on the Bubble

You live in a never-ending struggle, fighting desperately day by day to maintain your right to live in the small, unstable spot you own. Everyday there are multiple fights breaking out, each threatening to knock you out of your place as collateral damage and you have to join in on a fight 3 times a week. Sometimes a professional boxer

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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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Road to the College Football Playoff: Week 13

By Quinn Matheis Well I did on Thursday this time.  Smite me if you will. We got a nice dosage of November this past week.  Could have been a lot more Novembery if the Jayhawks and the Golden Gophers pumped out just a little more, but oh well.  The field has shrunk considerably. Let’s get cookin’. #1 Alabama (9-1, SEC

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SEC West Conference Preview

By John Deighton As the college football season gets underway, the writers at The College Tailgate will provide a conference preview for each NCAAF conference. Entering the 2013 season, the SEC west was filled with household-name quarterbacks, but now that Johnny Manziel, A.J. McCarron, and Zach Mettenberger have moved onto the NFL, the playing field across the west has been

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