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Kentucky 23, Louisville 16: Wildcat seniors go 4-0 vs Cards

It is a new era of college football in the entire state of Kentucky, but yesterday some things remained the same. Joker Phillips and Charlie Strong coached their first games in the state, Phillips with Kentucky and Strong with Louisville, and Phillips’ Wildcats came away with the victory in…


Georgia State 41, Shorter 7: Welcome to the game Panthers

Welcome to the world of college football Georgia State. Georgia already has some good college football action in the state with Georgia and Georgia Tech and other programs like Georgia Southern, but on Thursday night the state, and nation, was introduced to the Georgia State Panthers. The Panthers played…


Utah 27, Pittsburgh 24 (OT): Statement win for Utes, Mountain West

The Mountain West received an early boost Thursday night when, ironically, Utah scored the first statement win of the season by knocking off Big East favorite Pittsburgh in overtime, 27-24. The Utes opened up their final season in the conference by not only helping out the entire conference but also by writing the first line on…


Thursday’s three stars and duds

The college football season got started last night from coast to coast and for the most part things went according to plan. Ohio State and Miami were big winners and Utah scored what some consider an upset victory against Big East favorite Pittsburgh. USC pulled away from Hawai’i in the late…


First impressions of the 2010 Nike Pro Combat series

Impressive. On Wednesday Nike officially pulled back the curtain on their latest line of Pro Combat football uniforms and they did so in grand style. Michael Irvin came out to describe the Miami uniform and Eric Rhett did his part to talk about the Florida uniform. One…


Nebraska’s last (Big 12) stand

In 1996, when the first Big 12 championship game was played, the Nebraska Cornhuskers were supposed to be the dominant force in the conference. Fourteen Big 12 championships have been played and only twice has Nebraska been the winner. The Huskers have played in five Big 12…


Syracuse looks to restore winning tradition

Last month in Rhode Island I was on hand for Big East media day. The evening before the media event the conference invited members of the media to join conference representatives, football coaches and selected players and bowl executives and more to come together for a clambake, which was…


Houston’s Case Keenum is chasing history

Timmy Chang played quarterback for the Hawai’i Warriors for five seasons. Between 2000 and 2004 Chang set the NCAA records for most career passing yards with 17,072 breaking the old NCAA Division I-A all-time record of 15,031 yards by Ty Detmer of Brigham Young University (1989-91). Of course Detmer…