1. College Football Bowl Games Provide Opening Weekend Surprises

    The Five Bowls Of Opening Weekend As seems to be the custom more and more, the opening salvo of Bowl games provides upsets galore. That was certainly true with the five Bowls of this past weekend...

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  2. College Basketball: Duke Has No Problem With X–Men, Without Wolverine(s)

    Doesn't take a genius to realize the Xavier Musketeers played a miserable opening six minutes in the game against Duke on Saturday. The X–Men were totally unprepared to play a basketball game at tip–off...

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  3. College Football: Baby's Losers of the Bowls, Stage One, Dec. 20-30

    Okay, everyone had a week off to rest up for the postseason Bowl games. We throw out the regular-season records of the experts (see below) and "start from scratch." The Bowl Losers will be presented in two stages for clarity...

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  4. Heisman Trophy Backlash: Did Race Play a Role in Selecting 2008's Candidates?

    You've seen the candidates for this year's Heisman Trophy Award, given annually to the best college player in the country...

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  5. College Football: The Five Best, and Five Worst, Non-BCS Bowl Games

    The BCS Bowl games are usually interesting and often entertaining. However, every year, it seems several of the Non-BCS Bowls are actually as intriguing as "The Big Five...

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  6. College Football: The 11 Best 11s—Florida Is Regular Season National Champion

    The regular season has ended, and the SEC, as usual, rules supreme—this time with a 1–2 punch of Florida and Alabama...

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  7. Duke Basketball: Blue Devils Stub Toe On The Road At Michigan

    The Duke Blue Devils suffered their first loss of the season on a snowy Saturday afternoon in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The final margin was 81–73 in favor of the home team. Two weeks ago, Duke beat Michigan on a neutral court in New York City...

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  8. College Football: Greatest USC Player Sentenced to 33 Years in Jail

    Under the bright lights of Las Vegas on Friday, a giant finally reached the end of the road. A spectacular life that began as a High School man among boys culminated in a somber, near–weeping ...

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  9. Auburn Hits a New Low with Treatment of Tommy Tuberville

    As many Alabama fans have stated in the past, Auburn is just plain dense when it comes to the football team. The school that endured a massive probation in the 1950s, just to claim their only ...

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  10. Duke 76 Purdue 60: Return of the Rock Crusher In the House Rick Built

    In the winter of 1965–66 the most heralded High School basketball player was a 6'4" 179 pound jump shooting machine in Lebanon, Indiana. His name was Rick "The Rocket" Mount...

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  11. College Football: Baby's Losers for Dec. 6, End of the Regular Season

    The end is near for the regular season edition of Baby's Losers. Fear not, we will declare a winner and wipe the slate clean in preparation for the Bowl Season that starts soon...

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  12. College Football Regular Season Awards: The Melungeons !

    At the end of the regular season in college football it is customary to award those who have stood out among their peers...

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  13. The 11 Best 11s of College Football, Week 15: Upset City Meets El Foldo

    The second Rivalry Week of November yielded some predictable results such as No. 1 Alabama mauling Auburn (see pictured above), while Florida, Texas, and Southern California destroyed Florida State, Texas A&M, and Notre Dame...

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  14. College Football's Week: Regional Review and Recap of Nov. 22, 2008 Action

    Football's Week Is A Bleacher Report Series Provided By Veteran Observer Baby Tate. FINAL EDITION THE SOUTH The Best: 1) Alabama, 2) Florida, 3) Georgia The Tennessee Volunteers have suffered this season...

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  15. Duke Basketball: The Final Word on the All-Time Team By the Decades

    I began following Duke basketball after the War, the Second World War. In many ways, my connection with the Blue Devil program has defined my passion in sports...

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  16. College Football Predictions: Baby's Losers for Thanksgiving Week

    Long ago, in a world far away in space and distant in time, the Oregon State Beavers possessed the finest athlete in the country, a 6'3", 195 lb. long–armed quarterback named Terry Baker...

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  17. College Football Hypotheticals: If the BCS Bowls Were Played Today

    There is much speculation about what will happen if this or that occurs in the next two weeks of college football. We know from past experience that many things can change; we have seen it all happen before in conference championship games...

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  18. College Basketball Report: Montana , Marked For Destruction By Duke, 78-58

    The Duke Blue Devils, playing their fourth game in a week, turned to their deep bench to subdue the testy Big Sky-entry Montana Grizzlies on Sunday afternoon in Durham, NC...

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  19. The 11 Best 11s of College Football Week 14: Oklahoma Stakes its Claim for No. 1

    During the season, we have observed a number of teams ranked No. 1 in the country at some time or another. In the ranking of the 11 Best 11s we have seen Ohio State, Southern California, Oklahoma, ...

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  20. Duke Defeats Michigan to Silence the 21st Century Anvil Chorus

    On November 22, 1963 President John F. Kennedy was assassinated. The Duke–Michigan basketball rivalry began one month later...

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  21. College Football's Week: A Regional Review And Recap Of Week Twelve

    Football's Week is a weekly B/R series prepared by veteran observer Baby Tate. THE EAST The Best: 1) Penn State 10–1, 2) Pittsburgh 7–2, 3) West Virginia 6–3 The ...

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  22. Is Team Defense Dead in College Basketball?

    "Once upon a time" the fable goes, but in this case, it was not a story but a fact. Prior to the days of "individual on the ball pressure," there was an emphasis on team or "help" defense from the other four players...

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  23. College Football Predictions: Baby's Losers for Nov. 22, Rivalry Week

    Welcome to Rivalry Week in college football. This will be a week of "Double-Down Fever" as we choose not only the normal eight toughest picks, but also eight huge "Name-Game" contests...

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  24. The 11 Best 11s Of College Football, Week 13: Lockdown At The Top

    The past weekend demonstrated a certain amount of stability at the top of the weekly 11 Best 11s Poll. The situation was enhanced by No. 2-ranked Texas Tech having a bye...

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  25. College Basketball Predictions: A Journey Into Mystery

    Any longtime follower of college round-ball recognizes the changes in the teams who have had success over the years. In the 1940s and 50s, Kentucky was a dominant program, winning titles in 1948, 1949, 1951, and '58...

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