Iowa Hawkeyes vs Northwestern Wildcats Game Preview, Prediction

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The Northwestern Wildcats will play at the Iowa Hawkeyes on Saturday, much like they did in the last serious global pandemic year, 1918. This fact is quite significant as Iowa was the only Big Ten opponent that Northwestern, then known as the Purple, had who remains in the league today.

NU beat Amos Alonzo Stagg, who was having a down year at Univ. of Chicago, in their other conference game that season. More on the 1918 Iowa Hawkeyes and the 1918 Northwestern Purple can be found elsewhere on this site, and it’s linked below. After all, we’re here to preview this pandemic year’s match-up, coming up on Halloween.

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Frank Lampard Says he Never Doubted Christian Pulisic

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Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has hit back at accusations that he had prejudice against the talents and abilities of Christian Pulisic, simply because the 22-year-old is American. He used his news conference today to tell his side of the story.

The allegations were leveled against Lamps by American born Jesse Marsch, manager of RB Salzburg. “I did read the comments,” Lampard told his Thursday press conference. “I was surprised that Jesse had managed to read my mind as well as he thought he did.”

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Chelsea FC Starting XI Prediction (4-3-3) at Burnley FC 

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Looking at the next match for Chelsea FC, one can expect some changes to the starting XI. Coming off a 4-0 thrashing of FC Krasnodar, in UEFA Champions League action last night, the Blues will next visit Burnley for a Saturday Premier League fixture.

Some key players saw limited action (wing player Christian Pulisic, midfielder Mason Mount, and holding midfielder N’Golo Kante) while right back Reece James was rested entirely. Central defender Thiago Silva should also come back into the team.

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Chelsea at Burnley FC Team News: Hudson-Odoi, Bardsley

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Last night marked the first time that we’ve seen the entire talented and high-priced Chelsea attacking third all playing together and producing as one. This quartet of generation Z/Zoomer attacking players that have been acquired since the beginning of 2019 all made the mark in a 4-0 blowout at FC Krasnodar.

Kai Havertz had an assist while Timo Werner had a goal, an assist and won a penalty. Hakim Ziyech scored his first goal in a Chelsea shirt, while Christian Pulisic finally got on the board for 20/21. Now comes a return to Premier League play, and with that a visit to Burnley FC.

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Notre Dame Fighting a Global Pandemic Football: 1918 vs 2020

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A lot of people keep saying that this college football season is one that is unlike any other, and that’s not entirely true. We did have college football during the last serious global pandemic, the Spanish Flu crisis of 1918.

That season was actually quite similar today in that it started later than usual, was shorter than standard in duration and saw some games cancelled due to an outbreak of the nasty, deadly virus. Saturday brings game six of the 2020 Notre Dame season, a campaign that is, always has been, and always will be defined by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Iowa Hawkeyes Football was Dominant During 1918 Spanish Flu Pandemic

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We did have college football during the last serious global pandemic, the Spanish Flu crisis of 1918, and just like this season, it was strange on many levels. Like Huey Lewis in Back to the Future “we’re gonna go back in time,” and look at how the Iowa Hawkeyes did a century and change ago.

Iowa was Northwestern’s lone opponent that is still in the Big Ten today, and with the Wildcats (then known as the Purple) visiting again on Saturday, it’s the pefect time to throw it back, way. UI employed a single wing offensive scheme in 1918, and they finished 6-2, 2-1 in the Big Ten.

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How Northwestern Football Did in the Last Pandemic Season, 1918

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For the longest time, my cat’s Instagram follower count was stuck on 1918. Given what’s synonymous with that year, and what is going on in the world right now, naturally that bothered me. Now it’s into the 1960s somewhere, so that’s much groovier.

People keep saying that this college football season is one that is unlike any other, and that is not true. The 1918 and 2020 college football seasons are/were very much alike in that they started later than usual, were shorter than standard in duration and saw some games cancelled due to an outbreak of the nasty, deadly virus.

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Marcus Rashford Gets First Hat Trick, Wishes Fans Could Have Been There

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Marcus Rashford MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) netted his first hat trick today, as Manchester United absolutely routed RB Leipzig 5-0 in UEFA Champions League group stage play.

Rashford has been making a lot of headlines in 2020 for his community service off the pitch. His going above and beyond to help needy schoolchildren has earned him the greatest of esteem from the highest levels of government. Now he’s had a singular performance on the pitch to match that level.

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Measuring the Odds and Results of NBA Betting

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Watching basketball is popular in Australia. People who place NBA bets are more involved in the game than spectators. Due to its popularity, many sites like Sportsbet NBA offer odds and results before the game starts. Here we have discussed how to read the odds published before the games.

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Christian Pulisic Scores First Goal of Season as Chelsea Rout in Russia

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Maybe it was the fact that he was wearing American colors today (red, white and blue), but Christian Pulisic finally got on the score sheet, for the 20-21 season today.

Yet to score a goal or register an assist on the young season, Pulisic found the back of the net, in 90′ coming off the bench at FC Krasnodar today. Chelsea ran away with it on the road, 4-0, taking control of their UCL grouping, as they now sit atop the standings, and have a +4 goal differential on the rest of the group.

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#4 Notre Dame Fighting Irish at Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Game Preview

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Did you know Georgia Tech once won a game 222-0? They were up 126-0 at halftime, and their coach decided they needed to score 96 more points — he was a jerk. That man’s name? John Heisman. 

Yes, that Heisman. Did you know that the most prestigious college football award given for “outstanding performance which best exhibits the pursuit of excellence with integrity” is named after a guy who was a backup offensive lineman and was notorious for running up the score on opponents? His 1918 Georgia Tech football team lost one game and eclipsed 100 points three different times. They outscored opponents 466-32.

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Actual “Rudy” play: Video of Notre Dame vs Georgia Tech 1975

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“Rudy! Rudy! Rudy!” ICYMI FS1 aired “Rudy” on Monday night, and the Chicago Bears did their part to make sure MNF, which directly competed with the broadcast, was not worth watching. With Notre Dame set to take on Georgia Tech in Atlanta this weekend, we bring back this post from 2015- the week before the last time the two sides met.

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