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  1. SoxJox

    F**K March Madness...(Yeah Mr. Ripley, Those Are Ellipses), We Got Some Wrassling Goin' On - March MATness

    I know we have some wrestling fans here. Here is March MATness. Rutgers-hosted site, NCAA Wrestling Championships 2021 results: First round results, matchups, but it's pretty well put together. With weight division brackets included. BRACKETS: 125 | 133 | 141 | 149 | 157 | 165 | 174 | 184 |...
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    Baseball Writer Roger Angell Turns 100

    I doubt many know who he is, but the man has led an amazing life. A nice piece in the WSJ. Gives a nod to Ted, Pedro...and Yaz.
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    Creative College Recruit Decision Videos

    Over the years there have been some pretty creative videos put out there by recruits announcing their decisions. Here is one of the more creative from Class of 2017 - Aeneas Hawkins View: What you got? Any sport.
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    Stanford Cutting 11 Varsity Sports Programs

    Stanford is not unique as it joins other colleges cutting sports programs, but for a university that has won 25 consecutive Learfield / IMG Athletic Directors Cups, it's pretty remarkable. Gone after the 2020-2021 academic year are men’s and women’s fencing, field hockey, lightweight rowing...
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    Mac Security

    First, I realize the issue extends beyond Mac PCs, but that is where my interest is focused. From early on and for many for years since, one of the selling points for Mac PCs was their purported insusceptbility to hacking or malware. More recently, however, I've read reports that suggest Mac...
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    2020 NCAA Football

    Starting off the new thread with some obvious unpleasant current news injecting a great deal of uncertainty in the upcoming season. Hopefully, COVID-19 issues will have resolved themselves by season start, but the whole recruiting and training cycle has been disrupted. Here is the NCAA's...
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    I Hate These Mieces to Pieces

    Am experiencing some very frustrating mouse issues with my Mac desktop (running Catalina v10.15.3 with 3.4 Ghz Quad-Core Intel i5, Radeon Pro 5470 4GB graphics). I am experiencing: Jumping cursor Inconsistent scrolling Delayed click response Needing to click 2 or 3 times on a single-click icon...
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    The 150 Greatest Football Games of All Time

    In celebration of the 150th season of college football, ESPN released a list of The 150 Greatest Football Games of All Time. These types of lists never please everyone, but they do offer an opportunity to reminisce and debate. Below is ESPN's Top 10. Just outside the Top 10, at #11, is one...
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    2019-2020 College Football Bowl and CFP Schedule

    ESPN's initial projected bowl schedule. For the National Championship Playoffs: College Football Playoff National Championship Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans Jan. 13, 8 p.m., ESPN Bonagura: Ohio State vs. Alabama Schlabach: Ohio State vs. Alabama College Football Playoff Semifinal at...
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    Most Valuable College Football Programs

    Fodder for discussion: Top 15 most valuable college football programs Texas ($1.1B) Ohio State ($1.05B) Alabama ($1.01B) Michigan ($924.6M) Notre Dame ($913.4M) Georgia ($891M) Oklahoma ($885.5M) Auburn ($871.9M) LSU ($852.4M) Tennessee ($727.8M) Florida ($634.9M) Texas A&M ($540.9M) Penn...
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    2019 College Football

    Maybe a bit early, but the stories are out there, of course. Interesting move by Maryland...announcing they plan to cancel classes and clear the campus for the Penn State game Friday night, 9/27/
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    What's This About Johnny Manziel?

    Almost afraid to broach this topic...just being the messenger here. Didn't see anything on the board about this and was somewhat surprised. Patriots reportedly meet with Johnny Manziel multiple times at Texas A&M pro day Johnny Manziel is back on the Patriots’ radar Noted that this...
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    NCAA Introduces Experimental Rule Changes for NIT Play

    I don't expect this to get much of a rise since,'s the NIT. But the NCAA has implemented some experimental rule changes for the tournament: The three-point line will be extended by approximately 1 foot 8 inches to the same distance used by FIBA for international competition (22 feet...
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    2018 NCAA Football Recruiting Results

    Updated 12/21 to reflect de-commitment of 5* DB Jaiden Woodbey from Ohio State and flipping to Florida State. That dropped OSU from #1 to #2, and there were 3 additional signings for Georgia after I posted. I know many don't put much stock in these things, but after Day 1 of the early signing...
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    2018 Penn State Football

    With the revised signing period moved up from early January to December 20-22, I thought it is a good time to go ahead and start off the 2018 thread. Interestingly, it appears most coaches are approaching the revised signing with similar expectations: to sign every verbal commitment during the...
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    2017 College Football Game Thread - Week 15 on a Military Island

    Still some good football to be had. Oh, wait... Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017 Matchup Time (ET) TV / Tickets Army vs. Navy 3:00 pm CBS / Tickets Must see TV. Go Navy. Beat Army.
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    Let's Go Bowling - and the Remainder of FCS, Too

    Full Bowl schedule is here. Edit: To add team records and game locations. Saturday, December 16 o Celebration Bowl, 12 p.m. on ABC: Grambling (7-2 (5-1 MEAC)) vs. North Carolina A&T (9-0 (6-0 SWAC)) at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta o New Orleans Bowl, 1 p.m. on ESPN: Troy (10-2 (7-1...
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    2017 College Football Game Thread - Week 14

    From fbsschedules As expected, a light schedule this time of year. P5 championships and a number of great FCS matchups. Friday, Dec. 1, 2017 Matchup Time (ET) TV / Tickets Pac-12: (10) USC vs. (12) Stanford 8:00 pm ESPN / Tickets Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017 Matchup Time (ET) TV / Tickets AAC...
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    2017 College Football Game Thread - Week 13

    From fbsschedules Lots of in-state games (***), although not necessarily "rivalries". Even so, they tend to be much harder-fought contests. Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017 Matchup Time (ET) TV / Tickets EMU 34, Bowling Green 31 7:00 pm ESPN3 Akron 24, Kent State 14 7:00 pm ESPNU Miami, OH 28, Ball...
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    2017 College Football Game Thread - Week 12

    From fbsschedules This week's lineup certainly does not have the electricity that last week's did. Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017 Matchup Time (ET) TV / Tickets Central Michigan 42 at Kent State 23 Ohio 34 at Akron 37 Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017 Matchup Time (ET) TV / Tickets Eastern Michigan at Miami...