Notre Dame Football Game Preview: Week 4 vs Michigan State Spartans

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Time to cue up all the usual 1966 references as Spartan Stadium hosts a Michigan State versus Notre Dame football clash once again. There will be numerous allusions to their legendary meeting that November in East Lansing, which ended in a 10-10 tie. It’s considered one of the greatest and most controversial college football games of all time, as both teams finished the season ranked #1 in several polls.

The Fighting Irish head coach that storied season was Ara Parseghian, who we just last month. MSU was led back then by Duffy Daugherty.

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We Must Ignore Clay Travis; It’s the Only Way to Go

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Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today to acknowledge the death of Clay Travis credibility.

Hopefully, this will be the final time that we ever mention him on the site, or even on Twitter for that matter, as there no longer remains any justified reason to discuss him.

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Northwestern Football Accomplishes Bowling Green Massacre


Yes, KellyAnne Conway, the Bowling Green Massacre is indeed real, but it actually occurred tonight in Evanston, Illinois. The 2017 Northwestern football team went up 35-7 on the Bowling Green Falcons with 2:07 left in the first half, and the massacre was on at Ryan Field.

The remaining 32:07 in this game was garbage time, as the outcome was already cemented. The Wildcats, coming off the wrong end of a massacre themselves as the hands of Duke, did exactly what they needed to regain the full faith and credit of their panicking base, destroying BGSU 49-7.

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ESPN College Gameday: How it Went From Transcendent to Unwatchable


To pinpoint what’s so wrong with ESPN College Gameday in 2017, there are a couple different places from which you can start. You can begin with ESPN’s horrible bungling of the Jemele Hill and Robert Lee situations, and go from there. The same principle, that of “let’s try to never hurt anyone’s feelings ever, no matter what the cost, because hurt feelings means upset sponsors” applies across the board.

ESPN should have never apologized for what Jemele Hill said about Donald Trump.

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Northwestern Football Game Preview: Week 3 vs Bowling Green


Will will finally see a Bowling Green Massacre? Could the figment of KellyAnne Conway’s imagination finally be realized at Ryan Field Saturday night? Las Vegas seems to think so as this Northwestern football team are 22 point favorites. Yes, in spite of the Wildcats’ complete annihilation at Duke this past weekend, the bookies are backing them to blowout Bowling Green State University.

Actually, we already saw a Bowling Green Massacre this very young college football season, and it was at the hands of another B1G Side. Michigan State was routing the Falcons 35-3 late in their week one clash before BGSU added a late, meaningless touchdown to window dress the score a bit.

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Nebraska Football Game Preview: Week 3 vs Northern Illinois Huskies


“I don’t practice Santeria, I ain’t got no crystal ball,” the ’90s alt-rock band Sublime told us; over and over again. The Nebraska football team practice this week in preparation for Santacaterina, Daniel, the Northern Illinois back-up quarterback who was pressed into duty last week when starter Ryan Graham went down with a sprained elbow for two-to-four weeks.

Santacaterina looked much better in week two than Graham did in week one, putting up numbers that were better much better by leaps and bounds. However, it’s not really that fair to compare to too much, as the level of opposition was quite different. [Read more…]

Illinois Football: Mike Epstein Emerges at RB as Homecoming Trip Approaches

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Google Illinois football player Mike Epstein, and one of the first links to emerge is the Wikipedia bio of the 1960s-1970s Major League Baseball pitcher. Until you actually click on the biography, and read the very first sentence, you won’t believe the nickname this gentleman had during his MLB playing days; which spanned eight years and five different clubs.

Mike Epstein the former first baseman won a gold medal with USA baseball at the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo.

In other words, he’s a very accomplished athlete, and Mike Epstein the Illinois football player could well be on his way to carving out his own legacy too.

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Chayce Crouch Needs to Be More Illini Kyle Orton than Rex Grossman


History exists so that we may derive where we are going based upon where we have been. Saturday night brought the first green shoots of growth in the Illini football garden that head coach Lovie Smith has planted. The roots have taken hold, and a very commanding 20-7 win over Western Kentucky conveys the first real signs of true progress within the program.

Quarterback Chayce Crouch will be a major factor in determining the pace and the magnitude of that progress. Smith said at B1G Media Day that “Chayce is our quarterback,” and at least partially, it’s an allusion to his days as Chicago Bears head coach, during the period when you had a Kyle Orton versus Rex Grossman position battle.

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Athletic vs Academic Scholarships for Student-Athletes

There is confusion on how academic scholarships and athletic scholarships work. For example, if an NCAA Division II institution offers you a partial scholarship you can still use academic aid to cover your tuition. About 2 percent of high school athletes are awarded some form of athletics scholarship to compete in college.

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Illini Football Found Lovie Smith Style Identity in Upset Win


Maybe Illini football under Lovie Smith is now ready for prime time?!

A year ago at this time (in week two), Illinois hosted North Carolina under the lights and the result was a blow out loss to the Tar Heels. After that game, Smith remarked that he thought the team had been ready for prime time heading into it, but clearly the results conveyed otherwise.

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Notre Dame Football Game Preview vs #15 Georgia Bulldogs


If you’re a Notre Dame football fan, I’m sure you said to yourself last weekend: “now that’s how you open the season!”

Absolutely annihilating your first opponent- that’s the best way to move past a disastrous season last year, and that’s exactly what the Fighting Irish did with a total destruction of Temple, 49-16. Now the stakes get significantly raised as the Irish punch up a few weight classes.

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Iowa Hawkeyes Respond to Damning Comments Made By Ex-Broadcaster

Former football broadcaster Ed Cunningham resigned from one of the most sought after jobs in the sports and media world, right as the beginning of college football season drawing near.

Cunningham told the New York Times a couple weeks ago that the final straw for him came when called the Outback Bowl on January 2nd. Then Iowa Hawkeyes quarterback C.J. Beathard, who’s now with the San Fransisco 49ers, was severely beaten up in that game as the Florida Gators defense gave him continuous, serious blows.

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