Category Archive: College Sports

Mar 18

Jeff Pearlman: My life as a college newspaper editor

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I didn’t play lacrosse and I had no muscles. So why was I cocky enough to pose like this? Last night, while jumping around the information superhighway, I realized that The Review, my college newspaper, has most of its archives online. I proceeded to spend the next, oh, two hours digging in. The experience brought …

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Mar 06

The Sports Bank.net: Brian Kelly thinks an earlier signing day is inevitable

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Brian Kelly appeared at the opening of the Under Armour brand house on Michigan Avenue in Chicago last night, and spoke with the media members for a few minutes. Notre Dame is of course is a UA school now and a handful of Athletic Department members, including Athletic Director Jack Swarbrick made the trip. Kelly …

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Feb 16

The March Madness Tradition.

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March Madness. The time of year the world focuses on College Hoops. Even if you aren’t a fan, chances are you are doing a bracket.  Bu making brackets, or betting on college basketball, it is contagious and widespread.  At sportsjabber, it’s an exciting time of year. But how did it start?  This single elimination tournament …

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Jan 12

The Sports Bank.net: Pelicans Anthony Davis GUARANTEES Kentucky national title

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Anthony Davis is no stranger to making big guarantees. At a summer USA Basketball event, he predicted that his New Orleans Pelicans would make the NBA playoffs this year (podcast here). He also referred to Beyonce as “his future wife.” (audio of this here) We’re sure he was, at least half, joking about the second …

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Jan 02

The Sports Bank.net: SEC football crashing out at “SEC Speed” this bowl season

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Everyone is piling on SEC football right now. Before we join in, let’s take a moment to remind everyone how/why we got here. SEC football is exceptional. With it comes SEC football exceptionalism; and it’s something that the SEC football communities love to remind you of. This will be the first time since 2005 that …

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Dec 27

Hackenberg leads Penn State to overtime win over Boston College in Pinstripe Bowl

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It’s only fitting that a bowl game in Yankee Stadium ended with a walk-off in extra innings. Christian Hackenberg engineered a fourth-quarter comeback, his third this season and the fifth of his career, to lead Penn State past Boston College 31-30 in overtime in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl. In a game that saw each team’s quarterbacks trade …

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Dec 27

Alabama arrives in New Orleans for Sugar Bowl

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After holding the second of two on-campus practices following the Christmas break, the University of Alabama football team arrived in New Orleans on Saturday afternoon for next week’s Sugar Bowl. Alabama’s plane touched down at approximately 4:45 p.m., about 20 minutes after Ohio State’s landed. Injured running back Kenyan Drake immediately tweeted: “Plane just landed …

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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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