Down on the Farm: Anchors Away

The fourth season of Down on the Farm continues with a trip to Knute Nelson Memorial Park in Alexandria, Minnesota.

Down on the Farm: Stingers Reward Supporters

As a resident for nearly a year now, I realize Minnesota is a hockey state. However, baseball is surprisingly well-funded across the Land of 10,000 Lakes too. This is particularly validated when traveling back roads through small Minnesota communities that seem to encompass one hidden gem of a ballpark after another. Considering the harsh winters, the immaculate conditions of fields by May is also rather impressive.

Big Ten Basketball: Each team’s best returning player for 2014-15

The NBA Draft deadline for early applicants has come and gone, leaving us knowing who will be back on the collegiate hardwood next season. As some of the Big Ten’s best stars head to the professional ranks, let’s take a look at some of the top players who will continue their college career and see what the 2014-15 season holds for each of those players.

Final Four Weekend: The Top Four Teams, Coaches and Games since 2000

To get you ready for the Final Four this weekend, I’ve comprised a list of the top four teams, coaches and games since the 1999-2000 season. While there are a lot of great teams and coaches to choose from, only the elite made the following lists.

Feel free to add your picks in the comments section.

College Football TV schedule for Saturday, November 9th

Week 11 of college football is here, and with only a few more weeks of a full slate of games, the importance of each game is very high. Sadly, there aren’t too many high profile games this week or in the near future, but there’s still good conference games to watch.

College Football Week 6: What we learned

As we approach the midway point of the college football season, most of us are thinking “where as the season gone?” And while we are all sulking that the first half of the season has flown by, we are more clearly able to differentiate between the contenders and pretenders of the college football landscape.

College Football Week 5: What we learned

Week 5 gave us a much more interesting slate of games compared to Week 4. Big-time conference matchups, multiple top 25 teams squaring-off against one another and games with potential BCS implications kept us entertained all Saturday long.

College Football Week 4: What we learned

Every year, there’s that one week on the schedule that makes football fans sigh out of disappointment. This year, our sorrow fell on the fourth week of the season, as very few games had any relevance nationally.

But, with the negative comes the positive, as the bulk of the non-conference season is out the window and we can dig in to the meat of the college football season.

College Football TV Schedule for Saturday, September 21st

Week 4 of the 2013 college football season is upon us, and things are starting to simmer down. We don’t have as many big games this week, but there is still plenty of good football to watch this weekend.

So settle in, relax, and get ready for a great weekend of college football. As always, we begin with some of the marquee games to pay attention to this week and then provide you with the entire rundown of the college football TV schedule and point spreads for Week 4.

The Notre Dame, Michigan rivalry to take a hiatus after this weekend

Enjoy watching Michigan and Notre Dame face off this weekend, because you won’t be seeing them tangle again for a long time.

College football Week 1: What we learned

The highly anticipated opening week of the college football season was as entertaining as any in recent memory. Big games, upsets, and impressive player performances proved that this is going to be another very entertaining football year.

The college football fan’s ultimate bucket list

Tradition is the single biggest reason college football has gained so much popularity today. Every school has customs that make attending a football game a unique and enjoyable experience. For college football die-hard fans, there are several rituals that you must experience.

Johnny Manziel: NCAA concludes quarterback did not take money for autographs

The NCAA has concluded that Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel did not accept money in exchange for autographs. Texas A&M has announced that the reigning Heisman Trophy winner will miss the first half of the team’s season opener against Rice as a school-imposed suspension.

Has Johnny Manziel Made You Question the Myth of Amateurism?

In 2011, I penned an article begging the NCAA to pay college athletes. My thesis was simple: under the current set of rules, many athletes were being exploited by the NCAA and its system. Therefore, the NCAA should pay its college athletes more in order to stop the unfair exploitation of 19 and 20 year-old kids.

Video: Kids in Tanzania sing “Rocky Top”

Collin, a student at the University of Tennessee, and Tyler a 2012 UT grad, are spending their summer in Arusha, Tanzania teaching at a school. In the following video, they claim their students wanted to know what Tennessee was like, so naturally the two men taught the kids the lyrics to “Rocky Top” and recorded them singing it.