Archive for September, 2010

Big Ten Football 2010: Comparing Iowa’s Kirk Ferentz to Penn State’s Joe Paterno

Posted by Kevin Trahan on September 30 2010 Add Comments
Kirk Ferentz grew up playing football in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and like all high school football players in that area of the country, he dreamed of playing football for Joe Paterno and his Penn State Nittany Lions. Unfortunately for Ferentz, Paterno "wasn't interested in undersized linebackers." But he eventually rose up through the coaching ranks and now has consistently defeated the man he grew up idolizing. Iowa's recent domination of the Nittany Lions has been well-documented. The Hawkeyes ruined Penn ...

College Football: Mark Ingram, Cameron Newton and the 10 Best SEC Players

Posted by James Walker on September 30 2010 Add Comments
After four weeks into the 2010 season the college football landscape is still owned by the Southeastern Conference.  In both AP and USA Today polls, the SEC has three teams in the top 10—more than any other conference. What is new are the players atop the power rankings in the SEC.  After Tim Tebow of Florida topping the list for three straight seasons, a former Florida Gator is now on top. Here are the top 10 players year-to-date ...

Which 4-0 Big Ten Football Teams Are Overrated or Underrated?

Posted by Kevin Trahan on September 30 2010 Add Comments
It's four weeks into the 2010 college football season, and frankly, we've learned absolutely nothing about the Big Ten race. Well, we've learned a little. The main contenders—Ohio State, Iowa, and Wisconsin—are still in the discussion, but some new possible contenders have seemingly joined the chase.We'll learn a lot more this weekend thanks to marquee matchups such as Iowa-Penn State and Wisconsin-Michigan State.For now, here's our best guess at the current undefeated teams who will ...

College Football Week 5: Five Games With BCS Championship Implications

Posted by Teddy Mitrosilis on September 30 2010 Add Comments
Call it a gimmick, call it a schtick, call it whatever you want to call it. But last week we introduced a mini-feature that took a look at five games pertaining to the theme of the week. Last week was “games worth tailgating for,” if only because it was the middle of the week and we couldn’t wait for the gluttony of good matchups on Saturday. And you know what? It was fun, darn it. ...

Austin Rivers Commits To Duke

Posted by Hardcourt Mayhem on September 30 2010 Add Comments
The number-one ranked college-recruit in the nation, Austin Rivers, has finally made a decision of what college he will commit to. The top player of the 2011-recruiting class will soon play for the Duke Blue Devils, according to Rivers’ high school basketball coach. The playmaker from Winter Park, Florida was about to choose to play for the Florida Gators, but changed his mind and went towards Duke. Rivers first broke the news to Kansas Jayhawks’ coach Bill ...

SEC Football: Which Undefeated Team Is The Most Overrated?

Posted by James Walker on September 30 2010 Add Comments
We are four games into the 2010 season, and there are four teams that are undefeated in the SEC—three in the Western Division (Alabama, Auburn, and LSU) and one in the Eastern Division (Florida).Going in to the season the West was considered the tougher division, but now it has been confirmed.  That being said, which, if any of the undefeated teams are overrated and misrepresented by their overall records?Let's ascertain and rank the undefeated SEC ...

Tennessee Vols Vs. LSU Tigers: Will History Repeat Itself?

Posted by Joel Barker on September 30 2010 Add Comments
The Vols and Tigers have only played eight times in the last 20 years. As a matter of fact, the two teams have only faced off 30 times since 1925. The Tigers have won four of the last six games, but going back to 1990, the series has been split at four wins each. Considering LSU's recent success, the Vols obviously dominated the early meetings, as Tennessee owns a 20-7-3 all-time record against LSU.There's no doubt that ...

Texas A&M-Oklahoma State: Big Pillow Fight on ESPN Tonight

Posted by Keenan Womack on September 30 2010 Add Comments
The "Game of the Night" on ESPN tonight features two undefeated schools. Yet for some reason, neither school has been talked about all year. Why is that? Check their schedules, buddy. Texas A&M started off their season against Stephen F. Austin, followed by a game against the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs and finally a stirring fourth-quarter comeback against powerhouse Florida International. While the Aggies struggle through their "intense" non-conference schedule, Oklahoma State hasn't exactly been playing stiff competition either. They ...

Austin Rivers Commits To Duke: Is He a Perfect Fit for the Blue Devils?

Posted by Danny Flynn on September 30 2010 Add Comments
Austin Rivers, the son of Boston Celtics head coach Doc Rivers and the top-rated shooting guard in the 2011 recruiting class, has committed to Mike Krzyzewski and his Duke Blue Devils basketball program today. Rivers, a 6'4", 190 lbs. prospect out of Winter Park High School in Florida, chose Duke over offers from Kansas and North Carolina. Rivers, a one-time Florida commit, is the fourth prospect to commit to Duke this year. Krzyzewski also has ...

Who Knocks Off No. 1: 10 Teams Who Would Beat Alabama If They Played

Posted by Alex Callos on September 30 2010 Add Comments
After winning the National Championship a season ago, the Alabama Crimson Tide are once again off to an excellent start. A big road win over a Top 10 team in Arkansas last weekend proved the Crimson Tide are still the team to beat not only in the SEC, but in the entire country. While they have not lost a game in nearly two years, Alabama has had a few close encounters and in the tough SEC, they ...