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October 31, 2013 | By Rob Cressy and For RedEye
For the first time in two weeks, the college football landscape has settled down a bit. Last weekend had several big-time matchups, but no real upsets took place aside from South Carolina coming back and beating previously unbeaten Missouri. Sure, Virginia Tech lost to Duke and Nebraska crapped the bed versus Minnesota, but those games are largely irrelevant, unless of course you are a Florida State fan and you need Virginia Tech to be ranked as high as possible in the hopes of beating them in the ACC title game and somehow passing Oregon for the No. 2 spot in the BCS rankings.
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January 5, 2014 | RedEye
Sad your team didn't reach the BCS championship game? Cheer up. Here's why you should root for Florida State or Auburn while you drink/yell at your TV/huddle under a mountain of blankets Monday while you wait for Chicago temperatures to soar into the 20s later this week. WHY YOU SHOULD ROOT FOR FLORIDA STATE By Ernest Wilkins 5: You're a fan of offense Are you enraptured by explosive offense? Does the idea of a deep pass give you chills? FSU is for you, baby!
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November 15, 2011 | By Ernest Wilkins, RedEye
With the NBA all but a distant memory, it's a real relief that good ol' fashioned hoops are in session once again. The folks here at the RedEye think it would be a good call to let me provide a 2011-12 season preview (I don't have the heart to tell them). This is not an in-depth look at conferences and RPI--I don't know what it means either--but a super-focused look at college basketball from a guy who doesn't care about the NCAA until the last week of February, when I spent ridic amounts of time making it seem like I've been watching every game of the season.
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October 31, 2013 | By Rob Cressy and For RedEye
For the first time in two weeks, the college football landscape has settled down a bit. Last weekend had several big-time matchups, but no real upsets took place aside from South Carolina coming back and beating previously unbeaten Missouri. Sure, Virginia Tech lost to Duke and Nebraska crapped the bed versus Minnesota, but those games are largely irrelevant, unless of course you are a Florida State fan and you need Virginia Tech to be ranked as high as possible in the hopes of beating them in the ACC title game and somehow passing Oregon for the No. 2 spot in the BCS rankings.
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August 20, 2012 | By Matt Lindner, Ernest Wilkins
The Midwest Ernest, your chest-beating is endearing but your argument is as inferior as your University of Phoe--excuse me--Florida State education. You Southerners wouldn't last five seconds at Purdue's Breakfast Club, wherein you get up at 6 a.m. and head to the bars dressed in a ridiculous costume after closing them down at 3 the night before. I can already hear your liver shuddering in fear. That's to say nothing of Ohio State-Michigan, Iowa's ridiculous tailgating scene, Madison's State Street, Notre Dame's traditions, I could go on but I can't...
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January 5, 2014 | RedEye
Sad your team didn't reach the BCS championship game? Cheer up. Here's why you should root for Florida State or Auburn while you drink/yell at your TV/huddle under a mountain of blankets Monday while you wait for Chicago temperatures to soar into the 20s later this week. WHY YOU SHOULD ROOT FOR FLORIDA STATE By Ernest Wilkins 5: You're a fan of offense Are you enraptured by explosive offense? Does the idea of a deep pass give you chills? FSU is for you, baby!
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March 14, 2012 | RedEye
There's no escaping March Madness. Thursday's real launch of the NCAA tournament - who really counts those play-in games - will send hard-core and casual fans alike into hysterics as four TV channels bombard the senses with buzzer-beaters, Cinderellas and blowouts all day long. Chances are, most people's brackets will be busted by noon, but that's all part of the fun. RedEye asked some local sports stars, media personalities and our very own staffers to make a few predictions about the tournament and share them with our readers.
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December 3, 2012 | By Adam Lukach, @lucheezy and RedEye
With Northern Illinois snagging an Orange Bowl bid this weekend, Husky fever is sure to reach a high in the next few weeks. NIU became the first-ever MAC school to receive a BCS bowl game berth, where they will take on the ACC champion Florida State. So where can alumni take in the atmosphere and action around Chicago? The official locations to watch games are the Goose Island brewpubs in Clybourn and Wrigleyville, but alumni also gather unofficially at Beer on Clark, where they have neighbor tap Clark St. Beach Bar to handle any overflow.
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December 3, 2012 | By Whizzer and RedEye
It's natural that RedEye would ask me to handle its bowl preview. I'm an expert on bowls, after all. Not only do I eat from one (almost) exclusively, I also drink from the tall one made of porcelain when my owners aren't looking. Judge all you want, but it gets hot under all this fur. Where was I? Oh yeah, bowl predictions. Here are the seven games that caught my eye.   Dec. 15: Famous Idaho Potato Bowl Toledo vs. Utah State Watch because: Mmm, potatoes.
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December 6, 2012 | By Bag Boy and For RedEye
It's time to pay some respect to the best football team in Illinois. We've been desperate for one around here. The Bears - what's left of them - are old and creaky. That leaves us with the MAC champion, Orange Bowl-bound Northern Illinois Huskies. Let's have some fun with this gem in the cornfield. Here is some stuff you didn't know. Their quarterback is Jordan Lynch. Chicago guy, a Mount Carmel grad. I like him. He should win the Heisman. I'm serious. Dude has similar stats to Johnny Manziel of Texas A&M. Jordan, you're a junior.
SPORTS
August 20, 2012 | By Matt Lindner, Ernest Wilkins
The Midwest Ernest, your chest-beating is endearing but your argument is as inferior as your University of Phoe--excuse me--Florida State education. You Southerners wouldn't last five seconds at Purdue's Breakfast Club, wherein you get up at 6 a.m. and head to the bars dressed in a ridiculous costume after closing them down at 3 the night before. I can already hear your liver shuddering in fear. That's to say nothing of Ohio State-Michigan, Iowa's ridiculous tailgating scene, Madison's State Street, Notre Dame's traditions, I could go on but I can't...
SPORTS
November 15, 2011 | By Ernest Wilkins, RedEye
With the NBA all but a distant memory, it's a real relief that good ol' fashioned hoops are in session once again. The folks here at the RedEye think it would be a good call to let me provide a 2011-12 season preview (I don't have the heart to tell them). This is not an in-depth look at conferences and RPI--I don't know what it means either--but a super-focused look at college basketball from a guy who doesn't care about the NCAA until the last week of February, when I spent ridic amounts of time making it seem like I've been watching every game of the season.
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