Category Archive: College Sports

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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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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