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Foul Shots: Bye-Bye, BCS

It just doesn’t make a whole lot of sense for a championship to be decided without a playoff system. The rest of the world may disagree, as soccer leagues such as England’s Premier League and Spain’s La Liga don’t have a playoff system in place. The team in first place in the league at the end of the season is […]

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Driving the Lane: On Auburn

Well, that all worked out very neatly. When Michigan State University knocked off unbeaten Ohio State University in the Big 10 title game, the BCS National Championship game was set. Everyone in the country, except for Lou Holtz, who for some ridiculous reason would still have the No. 3 University of Alabama ranked second, would agree that Southeastern Conference champion […]

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Foul Shots: A look back at the BCS

The BCS, since its inception in 1998, has been a contentious and controversial system. Indeed, it will be replaced next season. Since this is the last year of the BCS, I would like to take a look back, and rank the five best teams to win college football’s national title. 1. 2001 University of Miami Hurricanes It’s generally accepted that […]

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Driving the Lane: BCS Flaws

The BCS is about to make its last major mistake. When No. 3 Auburn University’s Chris Davis ran back the improbable, game-winning field-goal return for a touchdown Saturday evening, he sent the BCS standing into a whirlwind. An obvious National Championship Game matchup was no more. Now we have a serious debate that further points to the many flaws that have led […]

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Foul Shots: Auburn vs. Alabama: Best game ever?

Eight hundred and eighty-eight yards of combined total offense. 62 total points scored. A senior kicker who was suddenly incapable of making a field goal. A quarterback who used to be a cornerback leading his team to victory over the best team in the country. A 99-yard touchdown pass to give Alabama the lead in the fourth quarter. And finally, […]

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Driving the Lane: Limit Fouls

Last Tuesday night’s college basketball doubleheader had it all. We got to see the top two teams in the country duel it out as Michigan State University held on against the University of Kentucky. We got to see the top two freshmen go head-to-head as the University of Kansas outlasted Duke University. Unfortunately, we also got to see a ridiculous […]

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Foul Shots: Kevin Ware Returns to Louisville

Even if you’re not a college basketball fan, you’ve seen a video of Kevin Ware’s injury. During an Elite Eight game in the NCAA Tournament on March 31, Ware suffered a compound fracture of his right leg while attempting to block a 3-point shot. The bone poked out of his leg and was clearly visible to spectators — some of whom […]

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Driving the Lane: Defense is key

To all of you who are shocked by Stanford University’s upset of the University of Oregon Thursday night, I ask you: Why? How could you not see this coming? First off, the exact same thing happened last year. More importantly, this happens to every great offense in any sport. There is always a game in which they struggle. And if you don’t […]

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Foul Shots: The problem with Heisman voting

The Heisman Trophy is awarded annually to college football’s best individual player. Texas A&M University quarterback Johnny Manziel became the first freshman to win the trophy last year, defeating Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o. Entering this season, Manziel was one of a group of Heisman favorites. Every season, the list of Heisman frontrunners changes from week to week based on […]

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Driving the Lane: Boring Top 25

The AP Top 25 Preseason Rankings for the 2014 NCAA men’s basketball season are out, and things could not be more boring. Think of the top five most dominant programs over the past 10 years. You’re probably thinking of the University of Kentucky, Michigan State University, the University of Louisville, Duke University and the University of Kansas, right? Well, that […]

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