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Dark horse college football contenders for every division

The 2015 college football season has begun! Last season, we saw the four-team playoff get its start and we were gifted with the chance to see the first iteration of an actual playoff — even if it was just two games. This year, the bowl schedule has expanded to 41 overall games including the national championship. The Cotton Bowl and Orange Bowl will host the semifinals, while the national championship will be held in Glendale, Arizona. But to earn a bowl bid, teams must win their division. There are favorites who are predicted to cruise through division play (Alabama and the...

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The Big 10 is more excited to see 2013 than any other conference

What a difference a year makes. No conference is happy to see 2013 arrive than the Big Ten. Last year at this time, the conference was reeling, dealing with the aftermath of scandals at two of its most prestigious institutions. Both Ohio State and Penn State were banned from the postseason, and the Nittany Lions were hammered by the NCAA as a result of the Sandusky sex abuse scandal. The additions of Maryland and Rutgers were panned, and Rutgers was embroiled in a scandal of its own that led to a shakeup of the administration. On the field, things...

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The Granddaddy of Them All: Rose Bowl Preview

Happy New Year everyone! Hope you all had an enjoyable Christmas (or an awesome Tuesday for those of you who don’t celebrate the holiday) and a fun, safe New Year’s Eve. January 1 not only marks the start of a new year but also traditionally is one of the most highly-anticipated days of the college football season. The marquee bowl games, the much-maligned BCS games, begin with both the Rose Bowl and Orange Bowl kicking off on the first day of 2013. Both offer intriguing matchups, but let’s look first at the Granddaddy of Them All, the Rose Bowl....

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