Pittsburgh football has not been playing very well this season. Up until Saturday night, no one could understand why the school would give coach
If a tree falls in the woods yet no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound? Similarly, if a running back rushes for 2,448 yards in a season, but plays in Conference USA, will anyone notice? As Willy Loman's wife said, "Attention must be paid." The
Anyone who's seen a team like Villanova play in the Wachovia Center knows that college basketball should not be played in professional basketball arenas. The best gyms are the smaller ones, the ones with feeling. It's not about the number of LCD screens. It's about dusty rafters. Unfortunately, most universities, motivated by increased revenue, are building arenas more appropriate for professional teams. Maryland, Virginia, USC and Ohio State have all fallen victim to this trend, but not the University of Oregon. The Ducks' new $200 million basketball arena won't have any luxury suites and will try to recapture the intimate, vertical feel of McArthur Court by maintaining a relatively small seating capacity. That's great news for Oregon basketball fans and anyone who's ever had to sit through a St. John's game at the Garden.
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The Dean's List is convinced that if you want to find the smartest, most creative students at a college you need to look no further than the marching band. Take, for example, the Rice marching band, which put on such a brilliantly satirical halftime performance during the Conference USA West Division title game that Tulsa filed a complaint with C-USA. At issue was Golden Hurricane football coach
When Boston College lost to Virginia Tech 30-16 on Saturday in the ACC title game they couldn't really turn to running back
It's not easy being a college football referee. If you do your job well, no one notices. If you do it poorly, well then you make the Dean's List. We'd like to recognize the Big East officiating crew of the Pittsburgh-West Virginia game for calling two of the worst holding penalties ever recorded. At the end of the third quarter with Pitt holding on to a slim three-point lead, the Panthers scored on a ridiculous run by running back
Blogs really don't get the credit they deserve. Everyone's always talking about how bloggers aren't real journalists and how blogs are just glorified journals. Well, these blog naysayers obviously haven't read