1. Too High to Win? Can TCU Play in The Mountains?

    This Saturday the TCU Horned Frogs begin their annual expeditions into the mountains of the American West with a game in Colorado Springs at the Air Force Academy...

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  2. TCU-SMU: Will This Ever Be a Rivalry Again?

    As TCU prepares for the 89th "Battle for the Iron Skillet" with the SMU Mustangs, the question remains if this will ever be a true rivalry again...

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  3. College Football's Top Ten, Oh, No! The Curse Of Over-Ranking

    Four Top Ten teams lost this weekend, making a total of ten different top 10 teams that already have lost in just the first four weeks of the season.  Two of the teams, Ole Miss and Penn State, had been completely untested prior to last week's games...

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  4. A Pac-12 in 2011? Hints Abound!

    Conference expansion and realignment talk is usually a topic for the offseason.  Normally, I would strongly hesitate to bring up the issue during the middle of another great college football season...

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  5. TCU-Clemson: Defensive Duel in Death Valley

    Like two experienced gunfighters standing out in a dusty boomtown in the Old West, TCU and Clemson prepare to duel in Death Valley this Saturday, as two top 20 defenses square off...

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  6. Contenders or Pretenders: What We Learned, Week Three

    With another addition of Upset Saturday in the books, we are ready to survey the college football landscape and determine which teams are ready for the big lights and which ones need to go back to the drawing board...

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  7. TCU Wonders: Hey, Is Kathy Ireland Still Playing For Texas State?

    While the TCU Horned Frogs have played a lot of good out-of-conference games over the years, few of those have taken place at home...

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  8. Avoiding Long Road Trips: Gators Play It Close to Home For Forty Years

    Every knows that Florida does not like to play regular season games out of the state of Florida. The Gators like to load up on cupcakes at home and take Florida day trips...

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  9. The Pac-1?: No, This Year USC Has Competition for the Conference's Top Spot

    The USC Trojans showed again why they are the best team in the country over the last seven years, going into an extremely hostile environment with a freshman quarterback and defeating the Vest and Terrelle Pryor...

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  10. Ho, Hum! TCU Tunes-Up Against Wahoos

    Not having the opportunity to have an easy game against a FCS team like many of other FBS schools, the Texas Christian Horned Frogs utilized their game against the Virginia Cavaliers ...

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  11. Six Must-Win Games for the Pac-10

    While the Pac-10 performed reasonably in the opening weekend games, Oregon's loss to Boise State greatly tarnished the conference's reputation, and not just for some after-game altercations...

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  12. BCS Defenders Give BS Reasons Against a Playoff

    In an essay in today's New York Times, former CBS Sports and Turner Sports executive Kevin O'Malley details why so many college presidents, conference commissioners, athletic directors, ...

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  13. MWC Power Rankings: Week Two

    The Mountain West Conference has been making claims to be BCS worthy over the last few years, it has now not only arrived, the MWC is now challenging to be not just a BCS conference, but to challenge ...

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  14. Virginia-TCU: No-Win Situation For Horned Frogs

    TCU planned their out-of-conference schedule with two road games against ACC opponents, thinking that these wins would strengthen the Frogs' claim on a BCS bid...

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  15. Walking the Walk: Most Good Wins, 2001-2008

    With the first weekend of NCAA FBS football in the bag and so many teams taking the cupcake route, it seemed a good time to cut through the bull and highlight the teams that have taken the road less traveled...

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  16. Boomer Cougar! Jerry World Hosts an Amazing Game

    I did not expect to see a BYU win against OU. I really had not planned on going to the game, even though I have been a Cougar fans for over thirty years. But when opportunity arose, my encounter with Jerry World provided great joy and tension...

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  17. Five Thoughts on NCAA Football Opening Night Games

    Just five quick thoughts on five of last night's season openers. Carolina Duel The SEC again proved its domination over the ACC in this defensive battle. Better luck in Atlanta, but I am not sure I see it...

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  18. We Hate Cupcakes!: The Toughest Schedules From 2001-2008

    Over the last several years, a disturbing trend has taken over college football. Rather than scheduling difficult out-of-conference (OOC) games, many schools have decided to play three ...

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  19. TCU Giving "Reasons" to Support The Frogs

    Texas is football mad. It does not start with college football or even pro football; it starts with high school football...

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  20. Interesting Early Moves in Week One Vegas Lines for NCAA Games

    While I am not a betting man, I have found that sports bettors often have the best instincts about football teams. After all, they are putting their money behind their opinions. The rest of us just root on are teams and talk sports...

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  21. Seats Gone at Jerry World: SRO Available for BYU-OU

    When you spend $1.2 billion on a new stadium, you want to make sure you can make your money back. When your name is Jerry Jones, you usually find a bunch of new ways to not only pay off the loans, but get rich quick...

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  22. TCU's Ryan Christian: He's a Running Back?

    The first time someone sees TCU RB Ryan Christian line up in the backfield, most people start wondering, "Why is that skinny little kid on the field? He's going to get killed!" Yet Christian has succeeded again and again for the Horned Frogs...

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  23. Dude, Where Is Your Conference, Karl? Looking at the WAC

    For all of their great success as members of the Western Athletic Conference (WAC), Boise State and Fresno State would leave in a heartbeat to be members of the rival Mountain West Conference (MWC), a conference full of former WAC schools...

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  24. Not Backing Down: Predicting the TCU Season

    Last year, the TCU Horned Frogs had one of their best seasons ever. It finished at No. 7 in the country following its great bowl win over previously undefeated Boise State...

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  25. BCS Hurts The Best Teams: Looking at 2001-2004

    Every year fans, coaches, and journalists argue about which teams are the strongest and which conferences are the toughest. This debate gets extremely heated around the time for the selection of the BCS bids, especially the championship game...

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