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[24 Mar 2014 | Comments Off on What to Expect on a Las Vegas NCAA Tournament Trip | 0 views]
What to Expect on a Las Vegas NCAA Tournament Trip

Weekend warriors and NCAA basketball fans look forward to tournament weekend, but those that really “get into it” can be found in Las Vegas enjoying the sights, sounds and experience that no other locale can provide during this heightened sports’ event. It’s the next best thing to being at one of the tournament sites in person, but because it offers so much more than basketball, Las Vegas has become the hottest destination for March Madness.

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[18 Oct 2012 | Comments Off on College Football at the Midway Point | 76 views]
College Football at the Midway Point

The college football season has reached its midway point. Let’s check out the highs and lows we’ve seen so far.
Stingy Defense in the state of Utah:
There is plenty to shout about in the college ranks for Utah,especially on the defensive side of the ball this season. The state boasts a pair of the top eight defenses in the country in points allowed per game: BYU is third allowing 8.8 points a contest, while Utah State is eighth at 12.8 per game.
The two schools are a combined 8-4 with their losses …

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[17 Mar 2012 | Comments Off on Paying College Athletes – Should They Get Paid? | 150 views]

Recent words of a potential point shaving scandal at Auburn University reveal an interesting component to athletes and academia.
Allegedly, Varez Ward, a transfer from Texas who lead the Tigers in assists until he was sentenced to forced leave on February 25, may have attempted to manipulate the point spread in it’s previous round with Alabama. Ward was left with only three points and committed six turnovers in a 68-50 loss to Alabama, a game the Crimson Tide were favored to win by only five points.
We haven’t heard from the accused …

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[10 Sep 2010 | Comments Off on 5 Successful Habits High School Athletes Can Follow to Get NCAA Scholarships | 518 views]

In the face of a challenging economic climate, colleges are having to adapt. Private universities are accepting more students in an attempt to stay liquid, and enrollment has increased in the larger schools because of layoffs affordability.
Though university enrollment has increased, grants and scholarships have not. This means that the competition for financial aid has become that much fiercer, and it can be hard to stand out from a well-accomplished competitive field.
For athletes, the possibilities for scholarships are manifold. Collegiate sports mean profit for schools, as they contribute to school …

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[11 Mar 2010 | Comments Off on Stanford Cardinals Earn AVCA #1 Ranking – NCAA Volleyball | 293 views]
Stanford Cardinals Earn AVCA #1 Ranking – NCAA Volleyball

It was only three years ago that the Stanford men’s volleyball team finished a gut-wrenching 3-25 season (2-20 in conference play), but you wouldn’t know it from looking at Monday’s AVCA coaches poll. The Cardinal earned the No. 1 spot for the first time since February 6, 2001, when they held the top rank for only a week before finishing the season at No. 5.

Now with a 12-4 record and a half-game lead over fellow Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (MPSF) team Pepperdine, Stanford is trying to erase the memories of …

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[6 Dec 2009 | Comments Off on 2009-2010 BCS Bowl Schedule – Championship Matchups | 192 views]
2009-2010 BCS Bowl Schedule – Championship Matchups

The BCS Standings are official and the 2009-2010 bowl schedule has been finalized.  Fans of each team should be satisfied with where they ended up, although many teams still do have an argument that a playoff system is needed.

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[7 Apr 2009 | Comments Off on Sports Video Games – Will They Ever Be Realistic Enough? | 60 views]

We’ve all played sports video games before.  From the original sports games like RBI Baseball, where you could bunt for a homerun, to Tecmo Bowl where you could literally kill a quarter with a single running play.  The question still remains…Will they ever be able to create a sports video game that gets everything right?  Let’s face it, no matter how advanced the computer’s AI gets, it’s still a computer with a finite amount of movements and reactions to your input on the controller.  Don’t get me wrong, video games …

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[3 Apr 2009 | 2 Comments | 455 views]

Every year or so, a sports movie comes out that is supposed to make you feel good, tell a captivating tale, break your heart, or keep you on the edge of your seat.  Unfortunately, I always walk away disappointed which is why from this day forward – with the exception of The Sandlot – I will never watch another sports movie. 
I hesitate to even put The Sandlot in the “sports movie” category because it is really more of a story about growing up, getting into trouble, facing your adversity, and …

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[20 Aug 2008 | Comments Off on CLC Names Top Selling Merchandise (broken down by) College Universities | 610 views]

The Collegiate Licensing Company Names Top Selling Universities and Manufacturers
The University of Texas at Austin, EA Sports, Nike USA and the University Co-Operative Society Inc. Lead Year-End Rankings
ATLANTA, Ga., (August 18, 2008) – The Collegiate Licensing Company (CLC), a division of IMG Worldwide, is pleased to announce its annual list of top-selling institutions and manufacturers. These rankings represent royalties reported July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2008 on all collegiate merchandise sold.
Notes of interest:

This marks the third consecutive year the University of Texas at Austin has ranked No. 1 in …

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[8 Apr 2008 | Comments Off on Kansas Defeats Memphis for National Championship | 20 views]

Analysts and the media have been saying it for weeks; the Tigers free throw shooting is atrocious and it would bite them at some point.  Throughout the tournament, Memphis coach John Calipari defended his team and insisted that it would not be a factor – that’s what a coach should do, defend his players.  He should also make them accountable and work harder to improve on the well-known weakness.
The analysts were proved right last night with about 2 minutes to go – Kansas down by 9 points.  The Jayhawks continued …