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ESPN: North Dakota State football 'is not a novelty' -

FARGO, N.D. -- ESPN's "College GameDay" is returning to North Dakota State for a second consecutive season, leaving many simply asking: Why?

North Dakota State will be playing Incarnate Word in Fargo, a game that should be a one-sided ass kicking.

Still, it's not difficult to answer that question. Have you seen this week's college football TV schedule?

There is not a whole lot going on.

Harvey Updyke has paid just $99 of nearly $800,000 he owes for Auburn tree poisoning |

Updyke is currently on five years of supervised probation after serving six months in prison for the crime.

Sizing up NCAA's decision to reduce Penn State's sanctions; #DearAndy |
Andy Staples does a damned good job explaining why Penn State should have never been sanctioned by the NCAA.

Houston Nutt says he 'would take' SMU job if offered -

Houston Nutt says he'd take the SMU job if it were offered to him.

ESPN sets start times for 'New Year's Six' bowl games

The two national semifinal games will take place on New Year's Day.

Have these guys ever heard of using a table?

LSU’s Dural suffers minor injuries in car wreck | USA TODAY Sports
Dural, off to best start for a wide receiver in LSU history, suffers minor injuries in a wreck Saturday

"The Process": The Importance of Ethos - Anchor Of Gold

In which a writer who had held his tongue until this point, as he didn't want to seem elitist or (gasp) be judged for judging, scratches the itch we've all had since Derek Mason first opened his mouth as VU's head football coach.

Linked only because it includes "The Process".

College Football Picks - Week 3 - Football Study Hall
We're still in the "take this with a grain of salt" part of the season. - Paul Dalen.


IT'S WEEK 3. Here's what you need to know about the Hawkeyes' third foe of the season, the Iowa State Cyclones.

With one joke, Iowa campus police take rival Cyclones to school - ESPN
Before a big rivalry game, the police department at the University of Iowa is talking trash to its counterparts from Iowa State.



Sanctions or No, Penn State Football Always Mattered - Black Shoe Diaries

Sure, now Penn State can play in a bowl game. But that doesn't mean the past two years meant any less.

Reaction Formation: Everything is Awesome! - Bucky's 5th Quarter

Please, the couch is not for humping. Now, tell me about your Badgers.

Jalen Brunson commits to Villanova - The Champaign Room

Jalen Brunson, the top Point Guard in the class of 2015, has given a verbal commitment to Jay Wright and the Villanova Wildcats

Illinois continues to not get top basketball recruits. That's just too damned bad, ain't it?

Amanda Kessel to Miss 2014-15 Season with Concussion Issues - The Daily Gopher

Kessel who was to return to the Gophers for her senior season will sit out the year with concussion symptoms.

Women aren't immune.

Opponent Q&A: Hustle Belt Answers Our Questions About Miami Redhawks Football - Maize n Brew

We get the scoop on the Miami Redhawks from Hustle Belt.

Film Focus: Michigan at Notre Dame (Part 2) - Maize n Brew
"Film Focus" reviews the Michigan-Notre Dame film and tries to discover exactly how the Wolverines laid an egg in South Bend. In Part Two, we look at the quarterbacks: Everett Golson and Devin Gardner.

The Big Ten's problems still come down to coaching: My column - Land-Grant Holy Land
Once again, the problems in the Big Ten starts at the top.

Northwestern is failing miserably on punt returns - Inside NU

Back in 2012, punt returns were a major strength for Northwestern. Two years later, Pat Fitzgerald has his star safety on return duty, and he looks ineffective and out of place.

Meanwhile, we're getting better.

Interviews With The Enemy: Keith Arnold of Inside the Irish - Hammer and Rails
The first of three Interviews with Notre Dame bloggers features Keith Arnold of NBC Sports.

Interviews with the Enemy: A Q&A with Frank Vitovitch of UHND - Hammer and Rails

Frank Vitovitch of talks about Saturday's Shamrock Series in Indianapolis.

Interviews with the Enemy: A Q&A with Patrick from One Foot Down - Hammer and Rails
SB Nation's One Foot Down is the third and final Notre Dame site visiting the site this week.

Double T's last ride: Things are different in Lubbock, Texas -

The story of Texas Tech's Masked Riders, a horse named Double T, and what makes this isolated West Texas football program unique.

This story is very well done. It is SBNation Longform. Read it.

Listen to a furious Michigan fan lose his mind after Notre Dame loss | For The Win

Week 3 power rankings for each college football conference -

With a little bit more evidence after two weeks, it's time to slide around the pecking order in each major conference and among the non-power cluster.

I hate this article.

Miami Arkansas State - Let's Find Some Momentum - State of The U
Don't be fooled by Nebraska's struggles with McNeese State. The Cornhuskers have a very talented offense and won't be sleepwalking again.

Heisman Watch: A Man, a Myth, a Miracle, AMEER ABDULLAH! "
To answer the obvious question: No, the magnificence of this play isn’t diminished by the fact that it came against FCS doormat McNeese State. In fact, Abdullah’s 58-yard catch-and-run actually capped off one of the Big Ten’s stronger showings of the weekend.

Huskers Open Big Ten Play on Thursday - - Nebraska Athletics Official Web Site
The Nebraska soccer team (4-2) begins its conference slate on Thursday by hosting Northwestern in a Big Ten Network televised game at 2:30 p.m. (CT) at the Nebraska Soccer Field.

Numbers Game: Dangerous Territory | Hail Varsity
The Huskers have been playing with fire on third down through two games, a trend that can't, and likely won't, continue as the season goes on.

The N-Sider's Five Favorite Bo Pelini Quotes - - Nebraska Athletics Official Web Site

By now, you know The N-Sider drill: Watch Nebraska’s third weekly press conference and select my Five Favorite Bo Pelini Quotes to equip those who don’t have time to be a Husker sponge, but want to stay aligned with our seventh-year head coach in every possible way.

Now, I know you're tempted to list your five favorite Bo Pelini quotes of all time.... but that's just not fair, you lazy bunch of leaving-the-game-early losers.

Try just one week. Just try it.