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USA makes it to the American Football World Cup
July 12, 2007, 2:49 pm
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KAWASAKI, Japan — The United States scored two early touchdowns Thursday to defeat Germany 33-7 and advance to the final of the American football World Cup.

Runningback Cody Childs put the U.S. up 6-0 just over two minutes in when he ran the ball in from the 6-yard line. Wendell Johnson scored from the 3-yard four minutes later and the U.S. added a safety to take a 16-0 lead in the first quarter. Cornerback Rob Rodriguez had two blocked kicks for the U.S. team.

“Our special teams were outstanding,” said U.S. coach John Mackovic. “They bailed us out when we weren’t moving the ball and our defense hung tough.”

The U.S. team, making its debut in the six-nation tournament, is comprised of players from Division I, II and III colleges.

Germany scored its only points of the game when U.S. quarterback Jeff Ballard threw an interception that defensive back Matthias Weil ran back for a 94-yard touchdown in the second quarter. Adam Austin was the starting quarterback for the U.S. and completed five of eight passes for 106 yards.

The U.S., which defeated South Korea 77-0 in its opening game, improved to 2-0 in Group B and will face either Japan or Sweden in Sunday’s final. Craig Coffin kicked a 21-yard field goal late in the third quarter to give the U.S. a 19-7 lead.

Doug Blakowski scored from the 1-yard line with 7:40 left in the game and Diezeas Calbert completed the scoring when he intercepted a Joachim Ullrich pass and ran it back for a 58-yard touchdown with just over six minutes left.

The tournament is being played for the third time. Japan won in 1999 and 2003.



Some site news….
July 11, 2007, 3:51 pm
Filed under: News, Uncategorized

This week we will unveil our “Top 15″ for the upcoming season. So be ready to post your thoughts and cuss words at us! :)

Plus, we will give you some early BCS bowl predictions!

Also, be sure to check out our friends over at CollegeFootballBlog.net & College Football Resource!



NCAA pins OU with sanctions
July 11, 2007, 3:45 pm
Filed under: News, Opinion

The NCAA has announced that the Oklahoma football program must forfeit all wins from the 2005 season and will lose scholarships as a result of players being paid for work they had not performed.

Full story is Here

Nothing but a slap on the wrist in my opinion…. actually not even that. But what do you expect from the NCAA?



More (legal) trouble for Ex-Northern Colorado punter
July 10, 2007, 2:03 pm
Filed under: News

As per espn.com:

Mitchell Cozad, who is charged with attempted first-degree murder, wanted the statements made to investigators thrown out partly because his implied requests for a lawyer were ignored. A Weld County judge rule against Cozad.

Cozad is accused of leaving a 3- to 5-inch deep gash in Rafael Mendoza’s kicking leg during a Sept. 11 ambush. Police have said they believe Cozad stabbed Mendoza in an attempt to get the starting job. Cozad has pleaded not guilty and remains free on $500,000 bail. If found guilty of attempted murder, he could face up to 48 years in prison. The case is set to go to trial July 30.

Some people are nuts.



World Cup (American) Football
July 10, 2007, 1:59 pm
Filed under: News

The USA team made up of players from DIV I, II, & III colleges pretty much slaughtered South Korea in the US’ first game. They were up 42-0 by the half, and had a (tournament) record breakingĀ  77 points by the end of the game. The team is coached by former college and Kansas City Chiefs’ coach, John Mackovic. Mackovic and his team go against Germany on Thursday.



EA SPORTS NCAA College Football 08
July 9, 2007, 9:06 am
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I love the past games, and play them religiously. There’s less than 2 weeks to go until EA Sports launches the ’08 series. Gamespot.com has a sneak peek at the top 25 teams on the game. Be sure to check it out right here!

New plays, better graphics, more detail, and more options! This year’s will be the best ever, hands down.



Alabama self-reports secondary violations
July 8, 2007, 11:33 am
Filed under: News

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Alabama has self-reported three secondary NCAA violations in football since Oct. 16, 2006, and is preparing a report on coach Nick Saban’s recent contact with recruits that might have broken the rules, The Birmingham News reported. Two of the violations came after Saban’s hiring on Jan. 4, though one happened without the knowledge of Saban or his staff, according to documents the newspaper obtained through an open records request.

Full story is at: Sporting News

Speaking of violations, what the hell ever happened to OU with their scandal?




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