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Updated Bowl Projections — November 14, 2011

Bowl selections are less than three weeks away and some of the races are getting more clear, while others are becoming more difficult to guess.  Upsets by Purdue, TCU, and Oregon all impacted BCS games.  Here are updated projections. Game CollegeFootball Mark Schlabach Brad Edwards BCS [ . . read more . . ]

Another great Saturday awaits

Early games with bowl implications in the Big Ten include #17 Michigan State at Iowa and #19 Nebraska at #12 Penn State.  The Spartans, who lead the division, haven’t won in Iowa City since 1989.  If they lose tomorrow, they also turn control of the division race over to the Hawkeyes.  Nebraska at Penn State would be a great game, [ . . read more . . ]

Iowa will need to travel on the road to Indy

By John J. Thompson The Iowa  Hawkeyes remain undefeated at home and gained bowl eligibility last Saturday with a 24-16 victory over the  13th ranked  Michigan Wolverines in Iowa City.  It was a stunning turnaround following a stunning defeat at Minnesota that many fans called the worst loss of the Kirk Ferentz era. With their 24-16 [ . . read more . . ]

My favorite college town: Athens, Georgia

By Whitney Rivers Vaught No matter what time or day of the week it is, downtown Athens always has a crowd.  Whether it’s students avoiding homework on a Monday, a typical Thursday night, or a gameday weekend, downtown Athens is always hopping.  This really is no surprise, considering downtown Athens has more than 60 bars. With there [ . . read more . . ]

The party doesn’t stop when you adopt the Bulldogs

By Whitney Rivers Vaught At the University of Georgia, we are still on our high from our big win against Florida at the World’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party. This past weekend, we continued the celebration by spending the weekend with alumni and our parents.  It was not only our homecoming game, and it was also parents weekend at my [ . . read more . . ]

Updated Bowl Projections — November 7, 2011

Every week, we publish bowl projections from several sources.  Here’s the latest update. Game CollegeFootball Mark Schlabach Brad Edwards BCS National Championship Game Alabama vs. Stanford LSU vs. Oklahoma LSU vs. Oklahoma State LSU vs. Oklahoma State Discover Orange Bowl Clemson vs. [ . . read more . . ]

It takes a lot of work to play

By Robert T. Burns   College football is for passionate fans that care deeply about the teams they cheer for.  As fans, we tend to look at wins, losses and player statistics, and forget the commitment and hard work that it takes to play at such a high level.  It is important to be aware of the amount of time that college football [ . . read more . . ]

Weekend notes

I’ve seen most SEC schools at different bowl games, and been able to spend time with many SEC fans.  But for as big of a fan of college football that I am, I’ve never been to a game at an SEC home stadium.  That will change tomorrow, and in a big way.  I’m in Fayetteville, Arkansas for the game between the 7th ranked Arkansas [ . . read more . . ]

One reason Iowa City is better than heaven

by Kathleen Arens Iowa City has a big bar scene, so it’s no surprise that people are drawn to it on weekends to show support for the Hawkeye football team.  The Iowa City bar scene also draws musicians who are willing to work for beer. A private group, known locally as the “beer band,” goes around the Iowa City pedestrian-mall [ . . read more . . ]

In the Big Ten, the road to Indianapolis remains congested

We are slightly more than halfway through the Big Ten season, and the Rose Bowl picture seems less clear than it did a few weeks ago. We’ve seen heartbreaking losses by Iowa and Wisconsin, and seen some high-powered offenses fail to put up many points. The teams that are currently leading their divisions, Nebraska and Penn State, are [ . . read more . . ]