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Mountain West Conference — Bowl projections 2015-16

Mountain West Conference The Mountain West Conference has six bowl tie-ins, and 10 of the 12 teams in the Mountain West are going bowling to at least one expert.  Three teams, Boise State, Utah State and San Diego State are going bowling to all of the experts, and Boise State is picked to play in the Fiesta Bowl by three of the experts. [ . . read more . . ]

Conference USA — Bowl projections 2015-2016

Conference USA  Of the 13 teams playing football in Conference USA, eight of them are going bowling to at least one expert.  The conference has six bowl tie-ins, and there are five teams that all five experts believe will be playing this bowl season, Louisiana Tech, Rice, Marshall, Middle Tennessee and Western Kentucky.  The expert [ . . read more . . ]

Not so Fast! Why Oklahoma teams are called the Sooners

It all started with the Homestead Act in 1862, which provided that a legal settler could claim 160 acres of public land, and those who lived on and improved the claimed land for five years could receive the title to it.  As most of what would become Oklahoma became settled, there was a large spot in the middle where land ceded to the [ . . read more . . ]

Don’t turn your back on this bird – What is a Jayhawk?

The University of Kansas website provides this outstanding explanation of the history of the Jayhawk name. The University of Kansas is home of the Jayhawk, a mythical bird with a fascinating history. Its origin is rooted in the historic struggles of Kansas settlers. The term “Jayhawk” was probably coined about 1848. Accounts [ . . read more . . ]