Seemed like just another Sunday before the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl within the college football world, with the focus going to the NFL Playoffs and college basketball. Well, the NFL brought college football into the news in a way that has to be a shock to some. According to ESPN's Chris Mortensen, the powers that be at Boston College have thrown a possible deterrent to head coach Jeff Jagodzinski interviewing with the Jets on Monday in regards to their head coach opening: if he goes through with the interview he'll possibly lose his job.
Happy New Year! The first day of 2009 offers up some intriguing matchups on the gridiron, but given the recent phenomena of spreading out bowl games over an entire month New Year's Day can seem a bit barren to some. Bragging rights for conferences are on the line as well, most notably in a couple of matchups between the Big Ten and SEC along with a traditional showdown in Pasadena. The league/team with the most to lose: Virginia Tech, champions of the ACC.
Now that the presents have been unwrapped and many of you are rushing to stores for post-Christmas deals, it's time for college football to blitz into the new year with a glut of games. You can argue all day about the merits of thirty-four bowl games (personally, I think it's too many), but at the least some of these games offer momentary diversions from college basketball, which in many cases is still a week or so away from conference play.
"I don't know if I could have taken another loss," said Saluki guard Bryan Mullins, who matched teammate Carlton Fay's game-high 14 points. "I'm not sleeping too much."
Preview & Prediction: By Evan Dorey
December 15th, 2008 by Shawn Siegel
Dec 20 2008 - 12:05pm
Editor's Early Preview (9/15):
West Virginia's chance to make a splash on the national scene was hurt when Ruoff and Mazzulla were forced to miss their NYC affair with Davidson. Still, the Mountaineers have a great chance to return to the NCAA Tournament. Miami won't be able to make it as an at-large team, but they're a very dangerous squad.. especially when their 3 point shots are falling. These are two of the country's most well-coached teams.
December 14th, 2008 by Joey Whelan
Player of the Week
Ben Woodside - North Dakota State
December 10th, 2008 by Bill Kintner
DAYTON - Wright State finally broke out of their losing streak and even set a new record for the fewest points allowed as they beat Toledo 50-35 at the Nutter Center.
It wasn't pretty unless you liked defense but it broke Wright State's longest losing streak to start a season since joining the ranks of Division I just 21 years ago.
As for Toledo (2-7) it was another dent in first year coach Gene Cross' rebuilding job.
December 4th, 2008 by Press Release
BUFFALO, NY - The last time Connecticut played a game at the University at Buffalo was 1951. You can bet it will be another 50 years before the Huskies return to Amherst after the Bulls put a major scare into the nation's second-ranked team. UB fell to Connecticut, 68-64, before a frenzied crowd at Alumni Arena.