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College Football: ACC quarterbacks, Previews

September 4th, 2008
College Football

The ACC, with its reputation somewhat sullied as a football conference last weekend, will be dealing with a few shifts at the quarterback position this weekend. Miami will start Robert Marve at Florida, but the plan is to alternate between Marve and Jacory Harris. Neither has played a road game in their young careers (combined 1 game, which was Harris against Charleston Southern last Thursday), so this game should be an intriguing one to say the least.

Injury updates for Beanie Wells, Missouri plus other notes

September 2nd, 2008

There were a few key injuries during the first weekend of the college football season, and teleconferences the past couple of days have provided some more information. Regarding Ohio State RB Beanie Wells, head coach Jim Tressel stated in his weekly teleconference that Wells right now is "doubtful for this week...I guess we'll have to go day by day". He also mentioned that Wells told him he felt good today, but was held out of practice.

Two more games on Monday

September 1st, 2008

The end of the first weekend of the college football season is finally here, with two games to be played on Monday. Both are intersectional affairs that offer up some intrigue in regards to postseason possibilities (Fresno State at Rutgers) and coaching changes (#18 Tennessee at UCLA). Before these games are previewed, here's a little bit on what happened in the two games that took place on Sunday.

Kentucky 27, Louisville 2

Saturday Touchdowns for Week One

August 31st, 2008

Seven points for the day’s games

By Raphielle Johnson

Saturday's Schedule and Previews

August 30th, 2008

Alabama/Clemson highlights schedule

By Raphielle Johnson

Thursday night schedule, previews

August 28th, 2008

Opening night schedule, previews

By Raphielle Johnson

Lots of changes at Marist...and some other Northeast news

April 16th, 2008

Well, today marks the beginning of the Spring Signing Period, and many fans are awaiting the decision of guard Tyreke Evans. The explosive prerimeter player is said to be leaning in the direction of Memphis, and that's who I'd expect him to sign with due to the departure of Derrick Rose. But the school with the most going on in recent days has to be Marist, who will any day be gaining a head coach, but they've already lost two players.

- Memphis assistant Jose "Chucky" Martin to be named Marist head coach.

Finals Report Card: Kansas 75, Memphis 68

April 7th, 2008

Well, it's all over and the Kansas Jayhawks are the national champions, defeating Memphis 75-68 in overtime. And the miraculous end to regulation couldn't have been more fitting, coming twenty years after "Danny and the Miracles" won KU's last national crown.

Mario Chalmers, named MOP of the Tournament, nailed a game-tying three pointer with 2.1 seconds remaining. The shot had the effect of a sharp right cross on the Tigers, who even though they staggered around to stay alive in the extra session had the wind knocked out of them by that shot.

Halftime Report Card: Kansas 33, Memphis 28

April 7th, 2008
Kansas

We're halfway to knowing who our national champion will be, and Kansas heads into the break with a five-point lead after scoring the half's final five points. Sherron Collins, thought by some to be headed to a fate similar to that experienced by other undersized guards who have encountered Memphis in the Tournament, has been a spark on both ends of the floor. For Memphis, Derrick Rose needs to be much more assertive on offense. One made field goal, and he's giving up his dribble much too quickly thus far.

Halftime: Kansas 44, North Carolina 27

April 5th, 2008
Kansas

Well, we certainly didn't expect this. Kansas, thanks to an 18-0 run in which Carolina went 9:03 without a field goal, raced out to a 40-12 lead before the Heels used a 15-4 run to close within 44-27 at the half. Here are a few observations in regards to the first half.

1. North Carolina has not seen a team this good on the defensive end of the floor.

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