2012 NFL Draft – Top Defensive Backs

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#25 Mississippi State Bulldogs: College Football 77 in 77

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When last we left the Mississippi State Bulldogs, they were pounding the Michigan Wolverines 52-14 in the Gator Bowl. Well, maybe not the last we saw of them, if you watch spring football. I wish people where I come from would care much more about spring college football. But they don’t, not like you people in SEC Country do- God bless ya!

The Bulldogs helped to get Rich Rodriguez fired, capping off a 9-4 season where they went .500 in conference. They’ll face another rough slate in the rugged SEC West in 2011.

Go here for more on Taylor Corley (Taylor Stone), the MSU cheerleader who left the squad to do Playboy magazine and start her reality television

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Illini Derail Hoosiers, Continue to Enhance NCAA Profile

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Truthfully, if I again hear the words “enhance NCAA profile” or “NCAA profile needs enhancing” like there’s some sort of a erectile dysfunction drug to fix it, I’ll probably punch all the Viagra in the world. It’s getting out of hand people. Seriously.

But we’ve had to examine the profile of the Illinois Fighting Illini a lot these past couple of seasons. There’s been a lot (or, not a lot, if you prefer to look at it that way) to examine. It won’t be any different after their 72-48 win in their regular season finale against Indiana.

Without getting into major peripherals, the Illini are 19-12 overall, and 9-9 in the Big Ten. Prior to Saturday’s win, their KenPom ranking was 19th.

This season is no different, although it seems Illini fans everywhere now are talking about the Illini being “in” the dance and that all the work is done.

After dealing with this just one short season ago…I caution all Illini fans to tread carefully. [Read more…]

Big Ten Quarterfinals Loaded With Goodness

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By Paul Schmidt

One never quite knows what to expect in a situation like the Big Ten Quarterfinals. There was much bubble drama, there was much intrigue. But would the games be competitive?

That may have been the most important question coming into the day, in all reality. Would the games be competitive enough to hold my (and anyone else in the press’s) attention for 12-plus hours?

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