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College Football Top 5 Non-Conference Games to Watch

The following five games are ones believed will have the biggest impact on the season, and more importantly, be the most entertaining for fans. Several that didn’t make the list include Oklahoma-Miami, Florida-Florida St., and USC-Notre Dame.

college football5. Utah @ Oregon, Sept. 19th

Utah had a huge Sugar Bowl win over Alabama, and is coming off an undefeated season. This game will be Utah’s one chance this season to show what it’s made of outside the conference, while Oregon will have already played Boise State. If the Ducks beat Boise, this game will launch a potential top-10 team into conference play. If the Ducks lose to Boise, this game will be even bigger; it would be a must-win to keep the Ducks BCS hopes alive.

4. Oregon @ Boise State, Sept. 5th

Last season Boise State won a 37-32 thriller against the Ducks. This season, Oregon is considered a top 10-15 team and the Pac-10’s best chance to knock USC from the top of the conference, so a Duck win here would be huge. Jeremiah Masoli and LeGarrette Blount will lead a strong Oregon team, but Boise State “is loaded and a legit BCS threat. If the Broncos can get another big win over Oregon to open the season, they will be primed for another undefeated run and a shot at a BCS bowl.” Read the rest of this entry »



College Football Hall of Fame 2009 Inductees

This weekend the College Football Hall of Fame will induct its newest class of players, recognizing those who were outstanding performers during their days in playing for their alma maters.college football hall of fame

Both players and coaches are eligible for induction. This year there are 17 players and 4 coaches being recognized by the College Football Hall of Fame.

Some of the players include:

Troy Aikman, UCLA ’87-’88. Went on to win three Super Bowls for the Dallas Cowboys. Read the rest of this entry »



College Athletes Side-Lined with Medical Bills

auburn vs georgiaIf you think the school is picking up the tab on all those torn tendons, broken bones and other injuries that are commonplace amongst college athletes, think again. College athletes are amongst those that are burdened with extensive medical bills. Take for example a rower at Colgate University who is strapped with $80,000 in medical bills for back and leg pain. The school won’t pay citing she was treated for an illness and not a sport injury. Read the rest of this entry »



16 College Baseball Teams Play Toward College World Series

baseball_stadiumThe end of the school year brings much anticipated competition to the collegiate world of baseball. Every May, 64 college baseball programs are chosen by their ranks to compete for the right to play a series in the famous Rosenblatt Stadium in Nebraska, the location for the final round of the College World Series.

The year’s playoffs began this weekend with regional play at 16 different college campuses around the country. The hosting schools were the Texas, Texas Christian University, Georgia Tech, Florida, Arizona State, Clemson, East Carolina, North Carolina, Cal State Fullerton, Louisville, Florida State, Oklahoma, California Irvine, Mississippi, Rice, and Louisiana StateRead the rest of this entry »



University of Kentucky Recruits Basketball Player John Wall

John Wall, the #1 College Basketball recruit, just signed with the University of Kentucky.

John Wall, the #1 College Basketball recruit, just signed with the University of Kentucky.

The number one high school basketball player, John Wall, has agreed to play college ball for the University of Kentucky. Wall has been the top high school player in the nation for over a year, according to Rivals.com.

“In the end, I just felt I wanted to play for Coach Cal,” Wall said. “Coaches give different visions of what they can do for you when they talk to you. And all of those are impressive, but my long relationship with Coach Cal and what he can do for me in his program was the main thing. It came down to where my heart was, though. Every time I talked about schools, Coach Cal was the first thing that I always talked about.” Read the rest of this entry »



Colleges Cutting Sports to Save Money

College baseball is a thing of the past at the University of Northern Iowa.

College baseball is a thing of the past at the University of Northern Iowa.

I wrote a few weeks ago about several high schools in California and Florida who were cutting sports programs in order to save funding in this tight economy. Students and parents were upset because, in addition to taking away positive after-school activities, the loss of sports programs would decrease a student’s chance of getting a scholarship. Well now, even some universities are feeling the strain and are being forced to cut sports programs. The end result is even worse though, because college athletes who were thinking about pursuing a professional athletic career are left out in the cold. Read the rest of this entry »



Manny Being Manny

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Manny Ramirez of the LA Dodgers. (via Fannation.com)

Throughout his career, Manny Ramirez has been the guy that does what he wants. This has not been a secret, and Manny likes it that way.

Let it be known that in the second week of May, Manny Ramirez was suspended from baseball for 50 games for taking a banned substance. The substance Manny was found to have taken is used in two situations; women need help to become pregnant and by steroid users needing to increase the natural production of testosterone after finishing a cycle of steroids and his testosterone boosters treatment.
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There is More to Life than College Football

football2I know the title is a little disheartening for college football fanatics across the country, but it is accurate. I promise.

As the school year comes to an end, summer practices draw nearer and nearer. Soon, the sounds of whistles blowing and pads crashing will bellow through college campuses nationwide. When these practices commence, it will mark the beginning of the greatest season of the year, the college football season.  Read the rest of this entry »



Pants Optional for University of Oregon’s Frisbee Team

frisbeeIn the world of sports, there are rules to be followed.  These rules determine the playing surface, outline scoring methods, and even describe suitable uniforms. These rules are followed to allow for participation in a sporting event. In the case of the University of Oregon’s Ultimate Frisbee team, they decided to follow their own set of rules — no pants, no problem.

During a match at Oregon State University in Corvallis, five members of the University of Oregon’s team decided playing without pants or underwear would be a good decision. The ultimate Frisbee team was on probation at the time for actions involving underage drinking and noise violations toward the end of 2008. Read the rest of this entry »



High Schools Cut Sports in Order to Cut Costs

female-soccer-playerIt’s early evening. The sun has just gone down beyond the horizon. You’re sitting on a bleacher, talking to your friends, waiting for the ball game to start. Everyone’s happy and excited, hoping that their team will be victorious. It’s the stuff that numerous teen movies are based on. It’s what you survive the 8am bell for 5 days a week. It’s a high school sports game. And, it might be endanger of becoming extinct.

High school sports are fun! Nobody can deny that homecoming and state championships are a blast, especially if your team wins. However, they are also very expensive. Equipment, coaches salaries, busing the team around, maintaining the facilities… it all adds up. And with the current economic recession hitting everyone, some schools are reducing the number of annual games in order to save some money. Read the rest of this entry »





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