When Trevor Sweeney recovered an onside kick during practice, it probably felt like any other day for the Western Michigan University walk-on, a valuable member of the Broncos special teams unit.
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Harvard vs. Yale. “The Game.” One of the oldest, most storied rivalries in college football history will play out its latest chapter in Cambridge this weekend. And for the first time ever, ESPN’s College Gameday will be on hand to showcase Ivy League fandom and the creative, irreverent tailgater signs for a nationwide audience. More
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Halftime at college football games usually means ducking into the tunnels to hit the bathrooms and/or concession stands. But if I went to Ohio State, I’d never leave my seat, thanks to the consistent awesomeness of the The Ohio State University Marching Band, who wowed the non-bathroom-using faithful with this tribute to classic rock during Saturday’s game against Rutgers.
Matthew McConaughey’s bonafides as an inspiring speaker and diehard Texas Longhorns fan are beyond reproach. So instead of giving a heart-rousing speech to a football team he pretended to care about for a film role, McConaughey visited the Longhorns squad days after they had suffered a soul-crushing 41-7 loss to BYU in an effort to fire them up.