Ohio Sports Vacation

July 7th, 2014

O-H-I-O! Are your ready for a sports vacation unlike any other? Take two weeks, a car, a group of buddies, and set off an adventure like no other to see the greatest sporting events north of the Ohio river. Rev up the engine grab the face paint, cooler, and tailgate accessories, it’s time to start your Ohio sports vacation.

Time of Year (Fall)

In order to gain the overall sports experience of Ohio the trip needs to happen in the fall.

Start (Cleveland):

The "Dawg Pound"

The “Dawg Pound”

Begin the trip on the shores of Lake Erie with a baseball game at Progressive Field to watch manager Terry Francona and the Indians battle for the AL Central Division Championship. If your lucky you might get to help bang one of the outfield drums in an

attempt to psych out an opposing pitcher.

The next day scoot on down to FirstEnergy Stadium and join the “Dawg Pound” in watching the NFL’s Cleveland Browns. By next fall who knows, you might be able to watch Johnny Football throw a touchdown…or an interception.

If you haven’t gotten sick of Cleveland yet, check out an early season Cavaliers game at Quicken Loans Arena. Maybe LeBron will be there too. Continue reading “Ohio Sports Vacation” »

The New Penn State Football Legacy

June 12th, 2014
PSU

Penn State enters their third season following the Jerry Sandusky scandal.

When you say Penn State football there used to be a connotation of glory, pride, and success. Now almost three years since the Jerry Sandusky scandal, the Penn State football name is slowly climbing back to a respectable stature. The Nittany Lions might not ever return to the status held by Joe Paterno from 1966-2011, but the Shakespearean tragedy that is Penn State football is seeing a rebirth. Continue reading “The New Penn State Football Legacy” »

Maryland: From the ACC to the Big Ten

May 22nd, 2014

After the announcement by University of Maryland president of the university’s move from the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) to the Big Ten, he was met by a string of protests and dismay from the alumni and board of regents. But despite the call from the ACC commissioner and threats of donations getting pulled, the system’s chancellor William Kirwan decided to push ahead with his decision. Continue reading “Maryland: From the ACC to the Big Ten” »

Will the NCAA Have Summer Sports?

May 14th, 2014
The College Baseball World Series takes place in June.

The College Baseball World Series takes place in June.

The NCAA and college sports are key players in the American sports landscape. Television contracts and merchandise rights have made the NCAA a tycoon organization reaching almost a billion dollars in revenue last year. They compete seasonally with the NFL, NBA, and NHL throughout the academic year, which is also the heights of American sports coverage. But the untapped season for NCAA athletics is the summer.

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Race Through the Year

March 24th, 2014

RunnerWhat better way to spend the spring and summer than traveling across America in search of fun races to run? Running is great for your physical and mental health, and registering for one of these fun races is a wonderful way to motivate yourself to begin training. With enough time and dedicated effort, anyone can run a race! With help from Women’s Running, we have created a list of some of the most interesting races available to registrants during the warmest months of this year.

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Blind Man Swooshes 3-Pointer in Halftime Contest

February 17th, 2014

BasketballHalftime contests have become the norm at college basketball games across the country. The have grown in popularity for a variety of reasons. First off, it is another way for the university to offer more advertising opportunities to sponsors. More importantly, it keeps fans entertained, and can even entice them to come back. The halftime contest during the College of the Ozarks and Bellevue on Saturday did just that.

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Simply in Shape Tips for College Kids

January 20th, 2014

College ExerciseFor most students, there simply isn’t enough time in the day to do everything that needs to be done. Unfortunately, exercise seems to be one of the last things to make it on the “to do” list. After the long hours of class, homework, work, and parties, they are simply too exhausted to even think about exercising. And doesn’t all that running around count as exercise anyway? Well…sort of!

If you are a super busy college student and need some help warding off those extra pounds, here are a few easy ways to stay fit while you’re busy in school.

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Our 5 Favorite Bowl Games

January 8th, 2014

It’s one of the most magical times of the year- college bowl season! Call me crazy, but I’ll take the Rose Bowl over the Super Bowl any day. This year had so many close games (even more than we expected) and was truly a thrilling time for college football fans. It wasn’t easy, but we picked our favorites- the ones that thrilled, entertained, and kept us watching until the end. Agree? Disagree? Let us know in the comments below.

5. Belk Bowl

Okay, so this one probably won’t make anyone else’s list of top bowl games, but let me explain. My wife and I spent New Year’s in Asheville at a bed and breakfast called the Orchard Inn, and I ended up watching this game with a bunch of die-hard Tar Heels fans. Since I didn’t get to make it to any games this year, this was the closest I came to the fan frenzy, and it felt good. Plus- bonus points for seeing a safety in a bowl game!

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May the Iron Bowl 2013 Legacy Live Forever

December 3rd, 2013

Iron BowlSome may hate me for saying this, but the college football season this year has been pretty boring. Some of the best teams have been playing really non-competitive schedules, and I can’t remember the last time that I watched a close game (especially one that wasn’t close because both teams were terrible).

But then, something magical happened. That magical thing, as you may have guessed, was the Iron Bowl. One of the best rivalries of all time gave us one of the best sports moments of all time. This game, unlike any others this year, will live on in sports history. And we are so thankful to the guys down south for this.

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Best Campuses to Visit in North Carolina

October 10th, 2013

Duke UniversityThere are many reasons why North Carolina is a strong state when it comes to higher education. Besides its natural beauty and southern charm, the Tar Heel State is also proud to have four of the top 25 best-value universities in the nation, according to Forbes. Given the pool of talent it has been receiving, NC cities have been ranking high beside New York as a thriving metropolis. So when you visit NC, make sure to take a tour of their best campuses and feel the intellectual spirit surrounding you.

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