Tag: college football

USC hopes to get blind long snapper Jake Olson into game

With no shortage of negative stories surrounding college football and sports in general, it’s always nice to see some positive news. The University of Southern California (USC) football team has welcomed a blind long snapper onto their football team. Freshman Jake Olson is a long snapper attending USC on a special scholarship for disabled athletes. He’s started to participate in practice and head coach Steve Sarkisian is hoping to get him into actual game action at some point during the season. Olson is a longtime supporter of the Trojans’ football program. As a child, he would frequently attend USC games and practices...

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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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Did ESPN’s weekly ranking show taint the picks for the College Football Playoff?

Now that the inaugural college football playoff is over, with Ohio State defeating Oregon 42-20, it’s time to look back and ask the question: did it work ? At first glance, the answer is yes. After all, neither of the two title game participants would have played for the title under the old BCS system. That setup would have given us a matchup of Alabama versus Florida State. The Crimson Tide lost to a team starting its third-string quarterback who had all of one start under his belt while the Seminoles committed five turnovers and lost by 39 points. Plus, the...

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Should colleges allow alcohol sales during football games?

Ten minutes into a game at Mountaineer Field, numerous police are dispatched all over the stadium for “Code V’s,” aka vomit alert. The over-consumption of alcohol and dealing with “Code V’s” at events was a common occurrence three years ago until West Virginia decided to become one of the first colleges in the country to allow alcohol sales. Now that they’ve allowed it, the university has seen a drop in alcohol related incidents, and over a half a million dollar increase in overall revenue. Alcohol sales in college stadiums was once a taboo topic, but this year alone more than 30 schools are...

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How to Avoid the Dreaded ‘My Phone is About to Die’ On Game Day

One of the best parts about game day is being able to capture and share all of the fun moments you have with friends and family. On the other side of the spectrum is that wave of depression that falls over you with the notification that your phone is about to die. Suddenly you start prioritizing the only acceptable occasions to use it for the rest of the day, and get snippy anytime someone says “Hey, can you look this up on your phone?” But this scenario doesn’t have to happen to you. If you prepare accordingly using the below tips, you’ll never have...

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