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The Fighting Illini – Game day in Champaign

PRE-GAME FESTIVITIES Part of what I love about these game day stories, is how much I actually learn as a fan.   I had no idea about the rich tradition of football at the University of Illinois.   In recent years, times have been lean.  In 2001, Ron Turner guided the Fighting Illini to a 10-2 record and a Sugar Bowl invite.   [ . . read more . . ]

What to Watch This Weekend

Week four on the college football schedule features two big contests. Auburn travels to the Little Apple – Manhattan, Kansas to face the Kansas State Wildcats on Thursday. Saturday’s biggest game features two Top 25 teams with Clemson opening the its ACC schedule at Florida State. There are several other good non-conference [ . . read more . . ]

Undefeated, Unranked, but not Unloved

After only three weeks of college football, upsets and head-to-head battles have reduced the number of undefeated teams in the AP Top 25 to just 16, with nine one-loss teams also ranked.  Meanwhile, there are several teams that are undefeated and unranked.  We thought we would show them each a little love, and speculate on when [ . . read more . . ]

Bowl picture……Six up, Six down

We are at the halfway point of what’s been a terrific season to this point. I was looking at the projected bowl matchups and realized we have the potential for some major surprises on the horizon. A quick look into my crystal ball and I see six prominent teams that will struggle to make a bowl.  A closer look reveals six more [ . . read more . . ]