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One Of Those “Where In The Constitution Is This ?” Moments

by @ Thursday, March 26th, 2009. Filed under College Sports, Politics, U.S. Constitution

The United States Senate is spending it’s time, and our money, on the vital national question of how to pick a College Football Champion: WASHINGTON (AP) – Everyone from President Barack Obama on down to fans has criticized how college football determines its top team. Now senators are getting off the sidelines to examine antitrust […]

JoePa Not Leaving Penn State Any Time Soon

by @ Wednesday, December 17th, 2008. Filed under College Sports, Sports

So much for the theory that this would be Joe Paterno’s last season at Penn State: STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Penn State coach Joe Paterno has a new three-year contract extension to go along with his new hip. The Hall of Famer and winningest coach in major college football history has agreed to a […]

Ohio State To Face Texas In Fiesta Bowl

by @ Monday, December 8th, 2008. Filed under College Sports, Ohio State Buckeyes, Sports

It’s been several years since Ohio State and Texas played a football game — in 2005 the Longhorns won a close game, and in 2006 the Buckeyes won a not-so-close one — but they’ll face each other again next month: PHOENIX (AP) — Mack Brown believes his third-ranked Texas Longhorns deserved a shot at the […]

Rutgers Gets A Bowl Bid

by @ Monday, December 8th, 2008. Filed under College Sports, Rutgers Scarlet Knights, Sports

It didn’t look good for the Scarlet Knights early in the season, but they’ve come on strong over the past six weeks, and they’re headed to their fourth straight bowl game: If quarterback Mike Teel was disappointed that his Rutgers football team is headed to a lower-tier bowl game, he didn’t show it. “When you […]

What If They Applied BCS Rules To The Entire World ?

by @ Saturday, December 6th, 2008. Filed under College Sports, Sports

Take World War II, for example: After determining the Big-12 championship game participants, the BCS computers were put to work on other major contests and today the BCS declared Germany to be the winner of World War II. “Germany put together an incredible number of victories beginning with the annexation of Austria and the Sudetenland […]

This Would Not Have Happened To Brutus Buckeye

by @ Saturday, December 6th, 2008. Filed under College Sports, Sports

The guy who plays Penn State’s mascot will miss the Rose Bowl: STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (Dec. 4) – The Penn State senior who plays the Nittany Lion mascot will miss the Rose Bowl after being suspended for violating team rules. The school suspended James Sheep, of Chambersburg, Pa., on Thursday, a week and a half […]

Rutgers 30 Army 3

by @ Saturday, November 22nd, 2008. Filed under College Sports, Rutgers Scarlet Knights, Sports

I haven’t written much about Rutgers football this season because, well, there’ hasn’t been much to write about. After three straight losses to start the season, it seemed pretty clear that the glory years of 2006 and 2007 were not to be this time around. And, yet, quietly, the Scarlet Knights have been playing and […]

Penn State 49 Michigan State 17

by @ Saturday, November 22nd, 2008. Filed under College Sports, Sports

The Nittany Lions capped off what might be Joe Paterno’s last season with a convincing win and a ticket to Pasadena: STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — The annual season-ending meeting between Michigan State and Penn State was born of circumstance. It was created when Penn State joined the Big Ten in 1993 and was billed as […]

Ohio State 42 Michigan 7

by @ Saturday, November 22nd, 2008. Filed under Ohio State Buckeyes, OSU v. Michigan, Sports

In the end, it wasn’t so much a football game as it was a massacre: COLUMBUS, Ohio — It took five big plays to give Ohio State an unprecedented fifth straight win over rival Michigan. Noted Wolverines nemesis Chris “Beanie” Wells had two of those, including a 59-yard touchdown run and 134 yards rushing to […]

No Matter What The Stakes, It’s Still The Game

by @ Saturday, November 22nd, 2008. Filed under College Sports, Ohio State Buckeyes, OSU v. Michigan, Sports

There may not be a BCS Championship on the line, and Ohio State’s chances for a share of the Big Ten Championship depend as much on Michigan State as they do on Tyrelle Pryor, but today’s OSU-Michigan game is still a high stakes game: For the ninth straight season, Michigan-Ohio State will directly impact the […]

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