Archive for December 2010

Breaking Big Ten Bowl Games News, Notes and Quotes

Michigan State offensive coordinator Don Treadwell has been named the head football coach at Miami, the RedHawk Athletic Department announced Friday. Treadwell will be re-introduced to Miami fans and media at Miami University’s Voice of America Learning Center in West Chester on Jan. 10 at 5:45 p.m. “It’s a dream come true to return to... Read more »

College Football Bowl Attendance Up 4% So far This Season

Despite an economic climate that’s a bears a haunting and striking resemblance to the 1930s, people are opening their wallets to travel to the bowl bliss of college football. Yes, it seems like there are way too many bowl games, yes many of them have ridiculous sounding and horribly corporate names, but people are still... Read more »

Notre Dame vs. Miami: Sun Bowl Preview

Only few would have properly predicted the location of the old west Texas town of El Paso for the reunion, but nonetheless, the famed Notre Dame/Miami rivalry reignites on New Year’s Eve near the Mexican border. Bowl games are a great reward for the teams as the players and coaches get to enjoy a few... Read more »
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Northwestern vs. Texas Tech: Brutally Honest Ticket City Bowl Preview

The college football game formerly known as the Dallas Football Classic is a pretty even-Stephen (like Colbert, a Northwestern alum) match on paper. Same exact conference and overall records for both teams. Both programs don’t care much to run the ball, and they each have only one good win among their seven. Which is funny... Read more »

Northwestern Bowl History: a Brief Synopsis

The beauty of history is that it tells us where we’ve been in order to figure out where we’re going. Illinois took out Baylor in part one of Chicago Big Ten teams in the bowl “Texas Two-Step.” And on New Year’s Day, the Northwestern Wildcats will likewise have an opportunity to defeat a 7-5 Big... Read more »

Derrick Rose, Joakim Noah 3rd at their Position in NBA All-Star Voting

Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers and Kevin Durant of the Oklahoma City Thunder top the Western Conference, while Dwight Howard of the Orlando Magic and LeBron James of the Miami Heat lead the Eastern Conference after the second returns of 2011 NBA All-Star Balloting presented by T-Mobile. Bryant, The Finals MVP last season,... Read more »
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Illini Mikel Leshoure will get Many More Rashard Mendenhall Comparisons Now

Given that they are/were both Illinois Fighting Illini, wore the same jersey number, played the same position, and didn’t break out until their junior year (and when they broke out, they really did it in style) it’s inevitable to compare current Illini tailback Mikel Leshoure to current Pittsbrugh Steelers star running back Rashard Mendenhall. Heck,... Read more »

Illinois, Baylor and Mikel Leshoure Break Numerous Houston Bowl Records

Last night’s college football match-up won38-14 by the Illinois Fighting Illini over Baylor broke a bunch of Texas Bowl, bowl history in the city of Houston, as well as Illinois and Baylor records. Seriously, there were a ton, but here are some of the most notable. -The Illini tied the Texas Bowl record for most... Read more »

Brett Favre Fined $50K for Jenn Sterger Investigation

So it looks like the media sensations of media sensations is finally over. That whole little thinggee that flared up in October between alleged journalist Jenn Sterger and senior citizen QB Brett Favre of the Minnesota Vikings. The NFL handed out its ruling today. According to the AP, he’s now $50,000 lighter because of a “failure... Read more »
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Illini Domination of Baylor Shows Everything's Bigger in Texas (Bowl)

It was exactly like the first (and only) time Chicago and Houston met in a major postseason sporting event. Granted the stakes in the college football Texas Bowl were much lower than that of the 2005 MLB World Series between the Chicago White Sox and Houston Astros; and Baylor University is about as geographically far... Read more »
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