Category Archive: College Sports

Dec 06

Oregon rolls over Arizona to win Pac-12 title

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. – The College Football Playoff has its first ever participant, and about the only question is whether it will wind up the No. 1 seed overall. Oregon (12-1) won’t officially be given a spot in the inaugural four-team postseason event until the field is announced at 12:45 p.m. ET Sunday, but after …

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Nov 30

LewPBlog:College football thoughts

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What a great weekend/holiday of college football eh? Mississippi State loses, and loses more than just one game. Ohio State wins the game but loses the war. The hot seat in Lincoln, apparently, was very real. Nebraska head coach Bo Pelini has been fired by the university. Nebraska Athletics Director Shawn Eichorst informed Pelini of …

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Nov 25

The Sports Bank.net: Illini football fans split on coaching change or bowl appearance

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The Illini football fanbase is pretty much split evenly when it comes to what they’d rather have: a coaching change, or a bowl berth. You already know where I stand. I’ll let you make up your mind, by voting in the poll here.* I’ve watched the poll results since Saturday, and they swing 45-55% both …

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Nov 21

The Sports Bank.net: Top five Illini football coaching candidates

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Beyond Ws and Ls, Q Rating is a severe issue for Illini football. As awful as Tim Beckman’s 10-24 (2-23 versus the Power 5) record is on the field…take a second to think about the program’s non-existent brand awareness. Nationally, the Fighting illini do not even register. In their biggest stronghold (Chicago), Illini football is …

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Nov 08

The Sports Bank.net: UGLIEST. GAME. EVER. Michigan Wolverines 10, NU Wildcats 9

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The Michigan Wolverines and Northwestern Wildcats truly deserve each other. Rod Flanders once said on The Simpsons “lies made baby Jesus cry.” So does looking at the box score from this abomination. So I’ll spare you the numbers and statistics. Trust me, they’re hideous and you really don’t want to see them. Trust me- you …

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Nov 01

The Sports Bank.net: Does Notre Dame football deserve the #10 ranking?

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Notre Dame football fans are right up there with Ohio State and Michigan as some of the most thin-skinned college football fans in the nation. Every media member that justifiably criticizes Notre Dame football is branded “biased,” and receives hate mail. *Every questionable call that goes against the Fighting Irish verifies the officiating anti-Golden Dome …

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Oct 30

The Sports Bank.net: ACC Basketball Preview: #9 Notre Dame Fighting Irish

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The Sports Bank’s college basketball season previews undergo a face lift this season. Rather than counting down the top 111 teams in 111 days, we will go conference-by-conference. *I’ve already counted down the*Pac-12,*Big 12,*SEC, and*AAC, and now turn my attention to the already new-look*ACC. After suffering through their first losing season in the Mike Brey …

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Oct 20

The Sports Bank.net: Will Fuller now charged with critical ND game-changing penalty

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The controversial closing seconds offensive pass interference penalty, which negated a game-winning touchdown pass from Everett Golson to Corey Robinson has been charged to a different player. In ND’s 31-27 loss at Florida State last night, the second to last play featured an Irish touchdown waived off due to an infraction originally called on Notre …

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Oct 13

No Guts, No Glory: Florida State looking into Jameis Winston autographs

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The latest controversy involving FSU QB Jameis Winston involves the same autograph website that was at the center of Todd Gurley’s suspension. According to ESPN, more than 340 certified Winston autographs were found on the website for sale. This has prompted FSU’s athletic compliance department to begin looking into “how so many Winston autographs were …

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Oct 11

Notre Dame pulls out 50-43 win vs. North Carolina

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SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Everett Golson threw three touchdown passes to overcome his three turnovers that led to North Carolina scores and No. 6 Notre Dame remained unbeaten with a 50-43 victory Saturday. North Carolina’s Marquise Williams threw two touchdown passes, ran for another score and caught a 23-yard TD pass from receiver Quinshad …

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