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Ducks’ Struggles Could Cost Huskies a Playoff Spot

For more than a decade, the Washington Huskies watched their hated rivals to the south rise to the upper echelon of college football. This rise was accompanied by the annual beating the Ducks put on the Huskies each fall for 12 straight years....

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SEC (Southeastern Chickens) Renounce Roosting in Autzen

May rabies ravage the Dawgs and anthrax annihilate the Aggies! It’s not as if Oregon‘s Athletic Directors haven’t made a valiant effort. The Ducks once had home engagements scheduled with the Georgia Bull Dogs and the Texas A&M Aggies, only...

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A First Look at Our Alamo Bowl Adversaries

The Pac-12 was left out of the second annual College Football Playoff. The conference ends up as the odd man out one year after the Ducks made it to the football’s final four. Whether you blame it on the nine-game...

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College Football Nation: Week 6 Brings Rivalries and the Hot Seat

Bringing you noteworthy news each week from around the nation in college football. College football is now in full swing as programs are hitting the mid-stretch of their schedules and doing all they can to garner consideration for the College…

College Football Nation: Tumultuous Week 2

Bringing you noteworthy news around the nation in college football each week.

BIG 12

Kansas State faced severe backlash this week after a space-themed halftime performance gone wrong resulted in a very public desecration of the rival Kansas Jayhawk mascot. The show was intended to feature the Kansas State marching band in a formation resembling the Kansas Jayhawk in battle with the Starship Enterprise from Star Trek but came out looking like something else.

The band director publicly apologized for the unfortunate mistake but not before images of the formation were spread all over social media. Kansas State paid a self-imposed $5,000 fine, and the band director has been suspended for the Kansas game on November 28.

The concern is whether the real issue is being addressed here. The band director has been in the hot seat over the perceived phallic formation, but might need to expect a protest from animal rights activists after carelessly throwing that poor bird into battle against an intergalactic spaceship. Public sensitivity at its finest, folks.

Independent

Brigham Young quarterback Taysom Hill was lost for the season Saturday following a fractured foot received in the fourth quarter against Nebraska. This is Hill’s third season-ending injury sustained in the last four years. He underwent knee surgery in 2012 after an injury in a game against Utah State, and in 2014, his season ended prematurely once again against Utah State — that time suffering a fracture to his left leg.

Enter Tanner Mangum: The BYU freshman and second string quarterback-turned-hero came in for the injured QB and put together a game-winning drive that included a 42-yard Hail Mary TD to hand Nebraska its first 0-1 start since the 1980s.

SEC

Drones appear again in college football news as one crashed into Commonwealth Stadium near the suite level before a game between Kentucky and Louisiana-Lafayette this last Saturday — this coming on the heels of the U.S. Open debacle, and after a drone was flown over the Texas Longhorns‘ home opener last year.

Stadiums might want to start considering anti-drone artillery as drone usage becomes more common.

Stadiums might want to start considering anti-drone artillery as drone usage becomes more common.

No word yet on whether the person responsible just didn’t have a television or a ticket to watch the game like everyone else, although it is quickly becoming apparent that drone safety helmets might be a good investment for fans at the stadium.

The question is whether there should be cause for concern over drones affecting games.

It doesn’t seem too far a stretch to think a foolish college kid or tailgater could steer a drone onto the field of play — or even into a player. Might I suggest enlisting spirit squads with t-shirt cannons as anti-drone defense?

Feature photo from the FishDuck archive

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College Football Nation: Week One in the Books

ACC For most people, some things in life are more important than football. After all, when you boil it down, it is just a game. For the past seven months, Georgia Tech starting center Freddie Burden has been trying to…

College Football Nation: One Week Away!

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College Football Nation: Fans vs Angst and Super Heroes vs Villains

Eleven days to go. The marathon that is the college football offseason is almost over and the finish line is visible from the last corner just ahead. All that is left is to put your head down and keep running….

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