1. Eli Manning: Is He in the NFL Elite Class of Quarterbacks?

    Eli Manning recently referred to himself as an elite quarterback. While it stirred a great deal of dialogue at the time, what team wouldn't want their starting quarterback to view ...

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  2. Is This the Year the SEC Will Win the Women's College World Series?

    Predicting athletic tournaments is very difficult. Some teams that you expect to win and go all the way bow out to a "lesser" team in the first round. There are always upsets. The Women's College World Series is no different...

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  3. Carol Hutchins Reaches 1200: The Newest Milestone in College Softball

    When someone comes along that changes the face of a sport at a university, it is an amazing feat. Schools are known for their great coaches. You cannot mention Alabama without thinking of Bear Bryant...

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  4. Green Bay Packers 2011 Season: Ranking the Toughest Games

    The Green Bay Packers are 2011 Super Bowl Champions. They have enjoyed the media attention and love from the fans. As long as there is a 2011 NFL season, they will play all year with a target on their backs...

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  5. Super Bowl XLV: Who Holds the Edge Between Pittsburgh and Green Bay?

    On Sunday, we will have a new Super Bowl champion. After months of hard work, this is what it all comes down to. Players have trained all year for their chance to shine in the Super Bowl...

    Samantha Cooke Written by Samantha Cooke about over 3 years ago 985 reads 9 comments

  6. Super Bowl: Where Were You the Last Time Green Bay Went To the Big Game?

    The last time Green Bay went to a Super Bowl was in January of 1998. That does not sound like a long time ago, but it is 13 years. There was no Bowl Championship Series in college football, and only 64 teams went to March Madness...

    Samantha Cooke Written by Samantha Cooke about over 3 years ago 1,317 reads 1 comments

  7. NFL Playoffs 2011: Behind the Numbers and Predictions for This Weekend

    The NFL playoffs have been good so far. We saw the first 7-9 divisional winner to make the playoffs. The rest of the playoff teams won ten games or more...

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  8. Brady Hoke Is the Right Man for the Michigan Coaching Job

    Brady Hoke has barely been named the University of Michigan football's head coach and he has already faced more criticism and scrutiny than Rich Rodriguez in his three years behind the helm...

    Samantha Cooke Written by Samantha Cooke about over 3 years ago 1,644 reads 52 comments

  9. College Bowl Wrap-Up: I Thought the Big East Was Weak

    This year's bowl games were like any other year. There were some upsets, surprises and a lot of good games. There were also some bad games and ugly games. Every year, there is a "trophy" for the best conference...

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  10. Which Streak That Ended in 2010 Is Least Likely To Be Repeated?

    Streaks in sports are part of the game like scoring points are part of the game. Some streaks are impressive, and other streaks are embarrassing. No one really knows when a streak starts...

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  11. The Big Chill at the Big House: Records, Victories and More

    How do you combine a football-tradition school with a successful hockey program? Answer : Play a hockey game inside the football stadium. That is what the University of Michigan did on Saturday, Dec...

    Samantha Cooke Written by Samantha Cooke about over 3 years ago 915 reads 1 comments

  12. The Big Chill at The Big House: A Look Back To All Outdoor Hockey Games

    Michigan Stadium usually hosts football games. They pack in around 113,000 for Michigan football every Saturday. This Saturday the stadium will get a very different look. Michigan Stadium will host the Big Chill at the Big House...

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  13. Big Ten Football: A Championship Game Would Not Have Helped This Year

    A lot of people have been talking about a Big Ten Championship Game solving the three-way tie in the Big Ten. While it would decide an outright champion, it is not the solution this year...

    Samantha Cooke Written by Samantha Cooke about over 3 years ago 1,217 reads 9 comments

  14. Oregon Vs. Auburn Football: Who Should Be No. 1?

    There has been a lot of discussion about the BCS rankings, the polls and who should play in the national championship game or the BCS bowls. Everything comes down to the computer rankings and the BCS poll...

    Samantha Cooke Written by Samantha Cooke about over 3 years ago 820 reads 8 comments

  15. Billboard Top 32: Ranking The NFL Teams With a Song

    The NFL has been crazy this year. There have been some unexpected teams at the top and some unexpected teams at the bottom...

    Samantha Cooke Written by Samantha Cooke about almost 4 years ago 539 reads 1 comments

  16. NCAA Football: Who Is the Best Dual-Threat Quarterback?

    College football has been very interesting this year. With so many teams at one loss and still four unbeaten teams, the Championship Game is still up in the air. With no clear No...

    Samantha Cooke Written by Samantha Cooke about almost 4 years ago 251 reads 11 comments

  17. College Football Fans, Take a Class Lesson from Penn State University

    My father and I have been taking Big Ten road trips since 1997, when I first traveled to East Lansing to watch Michigan and Michigan State. Since then, I have seen Michigan play in almost every Big Ten stadium...

    Samantha Cooke Written by Samantha Cooke about almost 4 years ago 11,463 reads 21 comments

  18. Green Bay Packers Vs. Miami Dolphins Preview: Keys to Packers Victory

    Once heralded as a Super Bowl contender, many people are wondering whether the Green Bay Packers will even make the playoffs this year. Riddled by injuries and penalties, the Packers have lost two of their last three games...

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  19. USC Struggling in the NCAA and NFL: Has Their Luck Changed?

    In 2010, USC experienced a lot of dramatic changes. Pete Carroll left for the NFL to coach Seattle. USC cannot attend a bowl game this year and had to cut scholarships...

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  20. Mark Sanchez-Brett Favre: Young Against Old on Monday Night Football

    Monday Night Football on October 11 will feature the New York Jets versus the Minnesota Vikings. This will pit one of the oldest starting quarterbacks in the league versus one of the youngest starting quarterbacks in the league...

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  21. College Football Rankings: Ranking Big Ten Teams Based on Schedule

    The Big Ten Conference only plays eight conference games every year. This gives all 11 teams four out-of-conference games. Most of the conference picks up Notre Dame as one extra game...

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  22. Pac-10 Football: Previewing This Week's Matchups

    With three Pacific-10 conference matchups, this is essentially opening weekend of the Pac-10 Conference. UCLA and Stanford have already faced off, with Stanford getting the best of the Bruins...

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  23. The ACC: Just a Rough Start, or Are They Overrated?

    Is the Atlantic Coast Conference overrated? Or, did they just have a rough start this past weekend? The ACC has drawn attention, but not the kind of attention they wanted, so far this season...

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  24. 10 Things to Watch for in Week 1 of the NFL Season

    The NFL regular season kicks off Thursday night with a rematch of the NFC Championship game from last season. New Orleans enters the season as the reigning Super Bowl Champions...

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  25. 2010 College Football Predictions: Big Ten Sours Michigan, Ohio State Rivalry

    The Big Ten has announced the new divisions for 2011 when Nebraska joins the conference. They put Michigan, Michigan State, Northwestern, Minnesota, Iowa, and Nebraska in one division...

    Samantha Cooke Written by Samantha Cooke about almost 4 years ago 2,081 reads 4 comments