1. 50 College Football Stadiums, Campuses and Shrines to See Before You Die

    I've never been a big fan of the term "bucket list." While I appreciate everyone's inner-Kierkergard and their desire to live a fulfilling life before they arrive at St...

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  2. Ranking All 120 College Football Stadiums Heading into 2012

    I'm going to do something a little different with the stadium rankings this time around. This list won't rehash all of the classic games or all of the legends that have played in a stadium up until 2012...

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  3. College Football 2012: The Biggest Challenge Facing Every FBS Team

    Every team in the FBS, from the lowliest challengers to defending champion Alabama, faces challenges entering the 2012 college football season...

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  4. College Football: One Photo to Summarize Every BCS Team's Best Hope in 2012

    They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Luckily for you, I will keep the write-ups in these slides much shorter than that. These pictures attempt to encapsulate and summarize each team's best hope in the 2012 season...

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  5. Tim Thomas Did What Every Good American Should Do

    Tim Thomas refused to attend the White House this past weekend when the rest of the Boston Bruins were getting honored for their 2011 Stanley Cup championship. And with that, I breathed a deep, appreciative sigh of relief...

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  6. 50 Must-See Sporting Events to Pass the Time Until Next College Football Season

    I know, I know. We're all going through college football withdrawal. The sleepless nights, cold sweats, drooling, depression, agitation and the feeling of bugs crawling on our skin...

    Ryne Hodkowski Written by Ryne Hodkowski about almost 3 years ago 4,961 reads 8 comments

  7. 50 College Football Players, Teams, Coaches and Tailgates to See in 2012

    For better or worse, these are the 50 players, teams, coaches and tailgates you have to see in the 2012 football season. There are several ways to make this list. A player can make it because he is due for a breakout or is returning from an injury...

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  8. Losing on the Road Means Nothing in College Basketball

    Maybe it's because we're only two weeks removed from college football, a sport in which champions go undefeated more often than not, but it seems as if we are overreacting to quality teams losing tough conference road games...

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  9. Labeling Every FBS Football Team a Conference Contender or Pretender in 2012

    This slideshow needs very little introduction. The topic here is simple. 116 FBS teams belong to conferences...

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  10. The Top 50 Dark Horse Breakout Stars for the 2012 College Football Season

    This list is all about two things. First, you have to be a relatively unknown commodity (obviously some will be more known than others). Two, you have to be primed for a breakout season in 2012...

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  11. Winning on the Road Proving Very Difficult in Basketball

    This Saturday reinforced one facet of college basketball. It's tough to win on the road. I know. This may be tantamount to saying the sky is blue, but it's always great to get a nice reminder...

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  12. College Basketball's 5 Most Competitive Conference Races

    Conference play in college basketball is in full swing and we've already starting to label the busts, the sleepers and the favorites in each conference. Some conferences seem as if they are locked up already (e...

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  13. Forget About the Playoffs, College Football Needs Some Major Work

    I hate the BCS. Shocking, I know. I don’t think this statement will raise any eyebrows or cause antagonistic responses. With that said, I don’t hate it for the exact same reasons everyone else hates it for...

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  14. 100 Burning Questions for the 2012 College Football Season

    It’s never too early to look ahead to the 2012 college football season, and that is what many are doing...

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  15. MLB: We Love Baseball, Chevrolet, Apple Pie and Sushi Rolls

    In 2010, while visiting the ESPN announcer’s booth at the Washington Nationals ’ opening day, President Barack Obama remarked that Cubs fans exhibited a general lack ...

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  16. LSU vs. Alabama: How LSU Would Rank Among College Football's 50 Greatest Champs

    Lists such as this are always tricky for a multitude of reasons. The main problem lies in a total inability to compare teams from different eras...

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  17. The Defining Moment for Every BCS Conference Team's 2011 Season

    Let's face it, the closest football games come down to a series of approximately five crucial plays. Multiply that by approximately five huge games per season, and teams' seasons are defined by around 15-20 plays...

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  18. Illinois vs UCLA: Live Scores, Highlights and Analysis for the Fight Hunger Bowl

    Illinois 20 UCLA 14 FINAL It's a final in San Francisco. Illinois has a big second half to take the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl. Below are all the highlights, analysis and commentary...

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  19. Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl: Latest News and Notes for UCLA vs. Illinois

    We're less than 24 hours away from the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl in San Francisco, California. Two storied programs are set to square off in "Rose Bowl North...

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  20. The Definitive Player for Every BCS Program

    When I was young, one of my favorite things to do was see where NFL players of past and present had attended college. It gave me insight to where they came from and how the programs performed during a certain time span...

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  21. Texas Football: 2012 Could Be Bright in Austin, Starting with Marquise Goodwin

    Texas may have found their top weapon for the 2012 season Wednesday night in the form of Marquise Goodwin. The junior speedster had three catches for 49 yards and a touchdown and added 33 yards on the ground...

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  22. Holiday Bowl 2011: Turnovers Cost Cal in 21-10 Loss to Texas

    Cal was a team on the rise. They had won three of their last four regular-season games, with the only loss being a three-point defeat to rival Stanford...

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  23. Texas Football: 2012 Could Be Bright in Austin, Starting with Marquise Goodwin

    Texas may have found their top weapon for the 2012 season Wednesday night in the form of Marquise Goodwin. The junior speedster had three catches for 49 yards and a touchdown and added 33 yards on the ground...

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  24. Holiday Bowl: 5 Things We Learned from Texas' Win over Cal

    It's a wrap in San Diego. Texas turned around a disappointing month of November with a 21-10 win over Cal in the 2011 Holiday Bowl. Many times coaches will say that a bowl game is really the start of the next season...

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  25. Illinois vs. UCLA: What You Need to Know About the 2011 Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl

    It's the second official Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl, but the 10th installment of a game played in San Francisco's AT&T Park. Last season, the Nevada Wolfpack defeated the Boston College Eagles...

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