Weekend upsets have rattled AP rankings

Bearcats thrusted to No. 2, Boilermakers join poll after 14 years By Alex Budzynski, Editor-in-Chief Several upsets this weekend have reshaped the landscape of college football going into Week 8. Cincinnati moved up to No. 2 in this week’s Associated Press poll, marking a new best ranking in the program’s history. The undefeated Bearcats became the team outside the traditional powerhouses which has ranked that high since 2010.  Georgia remained a unanimous No. 1, trailed by a No. 3 Alabama and No. 4 Ohio State.  Dropping in the poll was Iowa, who lost to an unranked Purdue on Saturday. The … Continue reading Weekend upsets have rattled AP rankings

Opinion: What to know before watching the Super Bowl

By: Adam Purvis ~Staff Writer~ It’s that time of year again. It’s the only time of the year where you actually get to enjoy commercials and spend all day pigging out on wings, nachos and other classic football foods. Yes, it is time for Super Bowl XLIX. The game will feature returning champions, the Seattle Seahawks, and Tom Brady’s New England Patriots at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz. The Seattle Seahawks have been one of the most consistent teams in the league over the past two seasons. Super Bowl XLIX marks the first time in 10 years that … Continue reading Opinion: What to know before watching the Super Bowl

Opinion: College football playoff excites

By: Brent Raines ~Staff Writer~ The sports universe has been introduced to the first college football playoffs. Now well into the season, college football has proven this will not be disappointing in any way, shape or form. No other major sport in America has games with crucial postseason implications like college football does. Even the best NFL and college basketball teams pick up two or three losses over the course of the season. The best MLB and NBA teams have dozens. Many playoff critics thought that a playoff system would take away that “one bad game can ruin a season” … Continue reading Opinion: College football playoff excites