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Handing Out Hardware at College Football's Halfway Point

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Kevin Paul

Prepare those speeches and clear some space on the mantle, because it's time to hand out some midseason hardware for the 2009 college football season:
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Big Ten Football: Week 2 Early Games - Handing Out Gold Stars and Throwing Tomatoes

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Kevin Paul

For those not familiar with my work in the past, it's common occurrence to throw a tomato when dissatisfied with a play or performance (on or off the field) - all in all, a playful way to show that a performance could have been better - much better.  

On the counter side, handing out gold stars is necessary for the elite performances.  With that being said, let's touch upon the early games for Week 2 in Big Ten football...

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Thursday Night Recap: We Waited All Summer For This?

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Tim Cary

The stage was set.

A Thursday night showcase.

Memorial Stadium had its facelift.

Indiana had the school's biggest home opener crowd in a dozen years.

The world was watching on the Big Ten Network.

And the result?
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Handpicked Highlights: Why Aren't The Hoosiers Celebrating?

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Tim Cary

Indiana defeated Eastern Kentucky 19-13 today in the Hoosiers' season opener.

Not that you could tell from the players', coaches', and fans' facial expressions.

If it was possible for the Big Ten's reputation to take yet another hit during a conference school's win, it did tonight.
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Ten by Ten: Can You Top Our Trio?

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Kevin Paul

College football is here and if you haven't heard already, the boys at First and Big Ten are celebrating by having a little contest on Big Ten football.

It's not too late to play - deadline for the first week is Saturday at 7am.  But since the season starts tonight with Indiana taking the field against Eastern Kentucky, we are going to post our picks now.

Here's a recap of the 10 questions for Week 1, plus our predictions:

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Who Says There's No Trades In College Football? Hoosiers Swap Home Conference Game For Cash

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Tim Cary

According to a release from the Indiana University athletic department, Indiana has agreed to play its 2010 home game against Penn State at FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland.

In exchange for moving the game from Bloomington to the suburbs of Washington, D.C. (and selling an allotment of 7,000 seats), Indiana will receive three million dollars.
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