Posts tagged "bowl games"

Picking EVERY College Football Bowl game (with cheerleader photos)

Picking EVERY College Football Bowl game (with cheerleader photos)
It’s that time of year again, when I make smart ass remarks justifying why I’m picking one college football team to beat another. Not only do I give you the full bowl schedule with tv listings, there’s fun and goofy pictures of cheerleaders and hot female fans interspersed within the listing. And to make the post more pure to the game and traditional, I took OUT all the corporate sponsor names of the bowls...

Illini LB to Play in Bowl Game- Just 6 Weeks After Suffering Gunshot Wound!

Illini LB to Play in Bowl Game- Just 6 Weeks After Suffering Gunshot Wound!
This has got to be one of the most inspiring stories of the college football bowl season. This is more than a comeback. University of Illinois senior linebacker Trulon Henry was injured in a off-campus shooting November 13th. Henry, a two-year starter for the Illini (he moved from safety to linebacker this year) was shot... Read more »

Brutally Honest Illini Bowl Game Preview

Brutally Honest Illini Bowl Game Preview
Ever since the bowl matchups were announced, everyone has picked on the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl for being the the worst matchup of them all. The New Year’s Eve game features not one but both teams playing under interim coaches because the regular head coach was recently canned. And both teams made dubious “history” on... Read more »
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Illini Bowl History: 7-9 Overall, 4 Meetings with UCLA

Illini Bowl History: 7-9 Overall, 4 Meetings with UCLA
This year marks Illinois’ 17th bowl appearance, where they are 7-9 all-time. The Big Ten has had to play 16 bowl games in the state of their opponent since 2005. That’s more than double that of any other conference, and extremely unfair. And that number will increase by five this holiday season. By appearing in... Read more »

Illini Fire Ron Zook; Athletic Director Mike Thomas Addresses Media

Illini Fire Ron Zook; Athletic Director Mike Thomas Addresses Media
You look at the pic above and think “what does a celebration from the Illinois Fighting Illini  college basketball team have to do with this?” The long overdue firing of the school’s college football coach Ron Zook. Well, it’s much easier to find pics of “Illini celebration” in hoops. (which says something about why the... Read more »

Which Coordinator Replaces Ron Zook at Illinois? Petrino or Koenning?

Which Coordinator Replaces Ron Zook at Illinois? Petrino or Koenning?
In 2009, a very underachieving Illini football team finished 3-9. Picked as high as third by some Big Ten and college football pundits, the horrible record was nothing short of a catastrophe for the resume of Ron Zook and the Illinois program. Or so I thought. Logic dictated then Illinois Athletic Director Ron Guenther can... Read more »
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5 Biggest Reasons Illinois Should Terminate Ron Zook at Season's End

5 Biggest Reasons Illinois Should Terminate Ron Zook at Season's End
The main story surrounding the Illinois Fighting Illini losing 28-17 to the Wisconsin Badgers today is the fact that Illini Head Coach Ron Zook is a “dead man walking.” New Illinois Athletic Director Mike Thomas said he won’t make a decision until after the season is over, so I wouldn’t expect to hear anything concrete... 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 »

Illini Football Bowl History and Game Summaries

It’s bowl week, prime time for college football and the Illinois Fighting Illini are taking part this year. The fifth installment of the Texas Bowl is tomorrow night. The bowl has been affiliated with the Big 12 Conference since its inception in 2006, and 2010 is the first time it pairs teams from the Big... Read more »
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Picking All 35 College Football Bowl Games...Some in a Snarky Fashion

TSB’s leading resident college football and college basketball nerds pick each and every game; often in very snarky fashion. DK=David Kay, PMB= Paul M. Banks Dec. 18 New Mexico Bowl: BYU vs. UTEP, 2 p.m., ESPN (DK) BYU.  The only bowl game in which neither team has a winning record.  What a way to start... Read more »