Top 10 College Football and Basketball Rivalries

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College football season begins tomorrow night! The first full slate of full games follows two days later. In the spirit of the season, we present the ten best rivalries in the game, and give you the corresponding date to circle on your calendar.

This is a football centric list, but we have the best college basketball rivalries on here as well.

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2013 Big Ten Football Power Rankings: Hip Hop MCs Edition

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Can’t leave Big Ten football alone the game needs me. Notorious B.I.G. once said that he raps about the ghetto because that’s what he knows. And…”if I worked at McDonald’s, I’d be rapping about Big Macs and fries.”

You write and talk what you know and live. And I know Big Ten football. We’re still a ways away from Big Ten football media days. Well, less than two weeks now. The preseason is indeed here, time for some WAY TOO Early Big Ten football power rankings

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Is the Ohio State recruiting class at the top now?

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Yesterday, the Christmas Day of every recruiting service geek, the college football signing class rankings kept changing. At night, the Ohio State recruiting class became #1 overtaking the Crimson Tide.

OSU Coach and bane of Bret Bielema’s existence, Urban Meyer announced Wednesday a class of 24 prospects, including five already enrolled in school (hopefully they’re not like that backup QB guy who tweeted that he went to Columbus to major in football, not major in school), who have signed national LOIs to attend The Ohio State University and play football for the Buckeyes. The class, heavy along the defensive line and with significant resources in the defensive backfield and at the offensive skill positions, is possibly the best in the nation.

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Cincinnati Bengals stadium to host Ohio St spring game

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The 2013 Ohio State Spring football Game will be played April 13 in Cincinnati at Paul Brown Stadium, officials from the Ohio State Department of Athletics, Cincinnati Bengals and Hamilton County announced today.

As you well know, people in central Ohio have no life, so this scrimmage, this opportunity to see third-stringers battle one another routinely draws 80-90,000 people; reflecting the dysfunctional dependency that people there have for college football. They’re even willing to pay for this because they have nothing else going on in their lives.

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12-0 Ohio State Buckeyes could finish with AP National Title

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Despite Ohio State’s post-season ban, the Buckeyes played the season like a team with a National Championship on the line. Every week Urban Meyer had his guys ready to play, and every week, his players came away with a victory.

Very rarely does a team play up to their full potential when they have, seemingly, nothing to play for. There was no Big Ten or National Championship waiting for the Buckeyes at the end of the season, but they strapped up every week and gave it their all.

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A pair of seniors will be pivotal in the Badgers attempt to take down Ohio State

Senior quarterback Curt Phillips will make his first and last start at Camp Randall when the Wisconsin Badgers welcome in the undefeated Ohio State Buckeyes for Senior Day this weekend.

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#13 Ohio State Buckeyes: College Basketball 111 in 111

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Welcome to The Sports Bank’s third annual college basketball season preview series.  Two years we looked at 99 teams in 99 days.  Last year, we were slightly more aggressive and expanded to 111 teams in 111 days and will do so again as we look ahead to the 2012-2013 season.

We will rank the 75 power conference teams and top 36 mid-majors in reverse power ranking order.  We’ll break down rosters, transfers, incoming freshmen, non-conference schedules, and pick a player to watch for each team.

Ohio State tips off the college basketball season tonight on the deck of the USS Yorktown when they host Marquette.  It certainly says something about what Thad Matta has built the Buckeyes program into when they lost both Jared Sullinger and William Buford, yet are still a top five ranked team in the preseason polls.  As you can tell, I am not that high on OSU this year since they have some big shoes to fill.

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Ohio St. Buckeyes add San Diego St. to next year’s schedule

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Ohio State’s 2013 football schedule has been finalized with the addition of a home game Sept. 7 against San Diego State University, director of athletics Gene Smith announced today.

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Columbus radio host fired over Desmond Howard death remark

Sports talk radio host Scott Torgerson was fired by 97.1 The Fan in Columbus Ohio, the company announced via Twitter today.

Torgerson, the co-host of “The Common Man & The Torg” show was initially suspended on October 17 after he tweeted that he wished ESPN Gameday’s Desmond Howard would “get fired or die” so he could watch Gameday again. Being on the flagship station for Ohio State Buckeyes sports, he was making a desperate on disgusting appeal to the worst elements in Buckeye Nation.

He has since deleted his Twitter account. What a repulsive thing to say about the former Michigan Wolverines star.

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Ohio State stays undefeated despite struggles on both sides of the ball

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In spite of themselves, the Buckeyes are still undefeated on the young season. Coach Urban Meyer narrowed the problems to “offense, defense and special teams,” expressed his disappointment and said his players have to get dramatically better before opening Big Ten play at No. 21 Michigan State on Saturday.

Despite the lackluster efforts on all three phases, Ohio State still beat UAB 29-15. The offense has been too reliant on Braxton Miller, who came leading the Big Ten in rushing. He ran for two more scores today, but the team itself struggled versus a unit known to give up 44 points per game.

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Ohio St. Buckeyes surprisingly reinstate Storm Klein

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Ohio State Buckeyes coach Urban Meyer reinstated Storm Klein to the team last night but with the a provisional two-game suspension.

Klein was kicked off the team this offseason due to legal issues.

“As I had indicated previously, if there are any changes in the charges against Storm, I would re-evaluate his status,” Meyer said in a statement released by the school. “The charges that would have violated our core values have been totally dismissed.”

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Ohio State football names their captains

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Coach Urban Meyer announced the captains at a team meeting Sunday night.

“Announcing who are team captains is one of the great honors I get to do as head coach,” Meyer said. “We had a number of guys get votes. This is a really good group of seniors who I am very proud to have leading this team.”

Representing four different states, they are:

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