1. Why Do You Suppose? A College Football Fan Is Consumed with Questions

    In the big business world of sports, we often find odd situations and events seeming to defy common sense. These actions are not limited to any one sport, any classification, or any region...

    BabyTate Written by BabyTate about over 5 years ago 674 reads 30 comments

  2. Clemson Batters Duke: Internal Viewpoint

    Oh, the Blue Devils are going to owe Clemson something after this one. The Tigers came ready to play on the featured game of ESPN's Wednesday night schedule, Duke simply did not. The final score read, Clemson 74, Duke 47...

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  3. Is There Life After Lisa? The Bleacher Report Legend Moves On

    Lisa Horne and I used to have intense debates when we both were at Fox. I enjoyed her writing so much that when she left one day and came back proclaiming the value of a new site she had joined called Bleacher Report, I followed right behind her...

    BabyTate Written by BabyTate about over 5 years ago 542 reads 50 comments

  4. The Pimento Cheese Solution: Who Will Win the Duke-Clemson Game?

    It was in the summer of 1954 that I first learned that not everyone ate Pimento Cheese sandwiches on a weekly basis. To this day, Pimento Cheese sandwiches are part of my regular diet...

    BabyTate Written by BabyTate about over 5 years ago 541 reads 6 comments

  5. Black History Moment in ACC Basketball

    The Atlantic Coast Conference was born in 1953 and the first basketball champion was N.C. State. In fact, N.C. State won the first three ACC Championships from the 1953-'54 season until 1955-'56...

    BabyTate Written by BabyTate about over 5 years ago 3,242 reads 16 comments

  6. Duke, Wake Forest, and Va Tech Were Tied For First But, Now There Is Only One

    It is the end of January, traditionally a month of particularly nasty weather and rugged road games in the Atlantic Coast Conference...

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  7. Duke-Wake Forest: Devils Dominate Boards, Lose by Two

    You had to know it was coming: Dick Vitale was there, the Baptist Deacon was riding a motorcycle, and Mike Patrick had just finished putting the garnet dye on his hair...

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  8. Forgotten College Football Stars of the 20th Century

    You know the drill: A family dinner, an incidental meeting, or a spontaneous moment that results in shared memories about "the great old guys" we used to cheer...

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  9. Duke-Maryland Basketball: Blue Devils Stomp Bewildered Terrapins in a Rout

    "Our house...is a very, very, very, fine house," begins the rhyme of Graham Nash. So thought vaunted Maryland international star Greivis Vasquez before entering Cameron Indoor stadium Saturday afternoon to do battle with the soon-to-be-No...

    BabyTate Written by BabyTate about over 5 years ago 458 reads 11 comments

  10. A Personal View on NASCAR Promoting Minority Involvement

    Inspiration for writing this article comes from interest in a similar perspective taken by our good friend double A and comments from Sara, LJ, and Lisa...

    BabyTate Written by BabyTate about almost 6 years ago 470 reads 51 comments

  11. New President Signals Reconciliation and Renewal of Hope in Sports

    At 6'2" and 168 pounds, President Barack Obama does not look like a football player. It is a good thing for him he prefers the game of basketball for exercise and activity...

    BabyTate Written by BabyTate about almost 6 years ago 185 reads 11 comments

  12. College Football: Mindless Nonsense from the Barber Shop

    Earle Johnson, Jr. is my barber. I visit him no less often than every three weeks. To do so would risk the wrath of everyone I know...

    BabyTate Written by BabyTate about almost 6 years ago 299 reads 31 comments

  13. Duke Challenges Wake Forest for ACC Supremacy This Year

    The difference between Duke this season and the past few years has been the toughness of the salty Blue Devils and the outstanding defensive team that coach Krzyzewski has developed...

    BabyTate Written by BabyTate about almost 6 years ago 430 reads 3 comments

  14. Bleacher Report's Secret Society of Women

    Some of my favorite writers in B/R are females. I wouldn't even be here if it wasn't for Lisa Horne, who led me away from blogging at Fox Sports last Spring. She has my utmost respect as a college football fan and writer...

    BabyTate Written by BabyTate about almost 6 years ago 517 reads 22 comments

  15. College Football's 10 Worst Cases of Conference Affiliation Locations

    Did you ever notice there is a team in each conference that doesn't seem to fit because of where it is located? A good case could be made for Hawaii, but before you stick the pitchfork in them, ...

    BabyTate Written by BabyTate about almost 6 years ago 3,016 reads 65 comments

  16. College Football: Final Report of Baby's Losers Series for Bowls

    Congratulations to Michael and Dan, who led the way through the entire 34 Bowl games with equal 21-13 records. Baby Tate went 20-14, 10-7 for each stage. Timothy rolled in with 20-14 as well...

    BabyTate Written by BabyTate about almost 6 years ago 231 reads 13 comments

  17. Why It's a Great Time To Be an ACC Basketball Fan

    The Atlantic Coast Conference is providing thrill after thrill this season. And we're not just talking about the undefeated in league play nationally ranked teams like Duke, Wake Forest, and Clemson...

    BabyTate Written by BabyTate about almost 6 years ago 361 reads 12 comments

  18. The Top 20 College Quarterbacks of the Past 30 Years: Where Does Tim Tebow Rank?

    Tim Tebow is one of the best college quarterbacks in the past 30 years. Last one as good was Joe Montana. Top 20 Quarterbacks in the Past 30 Years, 1978–2008 1. Joe Montana, Notre Dame 2...

    BabyTate Written by BabyTate about almost 6 years ago 1,905 reads 67 comments

  19. College Football: The Final Edition of the 11 Best 11s

    It is the end of a long season, and the old saying proved to be very much true: "Every dog has his day." And the final day belonged to Florida. THE 11 BEST 11s as of Jan...

    BabyTate Written by BabyTate about almost 6 years ago 541 reads 66 comments

  20. College Football: 2008 Was A Season To Remember, 2009 Will Be Even Better

    Anytime a nation mourns the passing of another college football season the inevitable result is the topic of "next year"...

    BabyTate Written by BabyTate about almost 6 years ago 1,420 reads 41 comments

  21. College Basketball Agendas Should Have No Place in Ranking Teams

    After reviewing the ACC action of the past week, we find that the Conference continues to produce some of the best basketball in the country...

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  22. Freight Train Headed for Duke Basketball in 2009

    The year 2008 has been put to bed, and it is the end of a winter cruise for the Blue Devils. The result? A top-five ranking, 11 wins with 10 by double-digit margins, a tournament championship, ...

    BabyTate Written by BabyTate about almost 6 years ago 5,955 reads 30 comments

  23. College Football: Baby's Losers of the Bowls, Stage Two, Dec. 31–Jan.8

    It's not often we see a national title game like the 1978 season Sugar Bowl (pictured above), where the game can be decided on the one-foot line in the fourth quarter...

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  24. College Basketball's Sweet 16 of Best Team Nicknames of the Past 50 Years

    Every college has a nickname. Some are more suited for one school sport over the other. But inside the past 50 years there was a glorious era of nicknames within a nickname, a time when students ...

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  25. College Football: Bleacher Report Christmas and Holiday Party Revealed

    The rooms were reserved, the table was set, and the refreshments were plenty as dozens of would-be celebrities filed into the Ramada Inn...

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