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SCS.comBCS PICTURE CLEARING UP
November 7, 2005
By David, SCS.com Staff Writer
Another great week of conference play has passed us by, and this week cleared up the BCS bowl picture quite a bit. Virginia Tech and UCLA were forcibly removed from the national title race this week, and Alabama remains as the only undefeated on the outside looking in at Texas and USC. I think Miami is a better team than Alabama, but the Tide will certainly have a chance to prove me wrong with upcoming games....[MORE]

SCS.comHOOPS PREVIEW '05: HIGH-MAJORS, PART I
November 7, 2005
By Jeff, SCS.com Staff Writer
The low- and mid-major previews have come and gone, and with that in mind, we now turn our attention to the high-major leagues as we look towards the start of the 2005-2006 college hoops season next week. Part I of the high-major previews will focus on the Atlantic 10, Conference USA, and Mountain West conferences. Included in each preview is a league overview, projected standings, all-conference teams, and more....[MORE]

SCS.comTHE WEEKEND'S BEST
November 6, 2005
By Jonathan, SCS.com Editor
Arizona pulled the biggest upset of the past weekend in college football, knocking off previously-unbeaten UCLA 52-14. In a manner just as impressive as UA, the Miami Hurricanes went on the road Saturday and trounced Virginia Tech 27-7. NC State RB Andre Brown, just a true freshman, sprinted for 179 yards and a touchdown in the Wolfpack's win at Florida State and was named the SCS.com Player of the Week....[MORE]

SCS.comTHREE PICK'EM WEEKS REMAIN
November 6, 2005
By Jonathan, SCS.com Editor
Just three weeks remain in the 2005 SCS.com College Football Pick'Em Contest, and theywood continues to lead the standings heading down the home stretch. The lead expanded from just eleven to twenty points over the weekend, but eight contestants still remain within fewer than forty points of the top spot. The top score of the past week was 155, and nearly twenty total players scored at least 140 points last week....[MORE]

SCS.comONE ON ONE WITH RICHARD ROBY
November 4, 2005
By Jonathan, SCS.com Editor
University of Colorado guard Richard Roby recently took time to answer a few questions from SCS.com. Roby is one of the top players in the Big XII and is a returning sophomore in Boulder. The San Bernardino, California native led the team in scoring a year ago and was named to the Big XII All-Freshman Team at season's end. The Buffaloes, who return all five starters and are looking to earn a postseason trip for the sixth....[MORE]

SCS.comRULES ARE RULES, NCAA SAYS
November 3, 2005
By Cortney, SCS.com Staff Writer
Ms. Nankivel was a great first grade teacher. She pushed us to read beyond the level of our first grade reader. She did not simply give us a spelling word list, but insisted that we participate in class spelling contests on a regular basis. This often led to public embarrassment in front of the class, and to crying and wailing about how some students got words that were easier than others. When a student overstepped their....[MORE]

SCS.comHOOPS PREVIEW '05: MID-MAJORS, PART III
November 3, 2005
By Jeff, SCS.com Staff Writer
With the start of hoops season just weeks away, the mid-major portion of our Hoops Preview '05 series concludes with a glance at four additional conferences from around the country: Southern, Sun Belt, WAC, and West Coast. Just as with parts one and two, we take a look at each individual league, project the conference standings, name the preseason all-conference team, make postseason predictions, and much more....[MORE]

SCS.comONE ON ONE WITH CURTIS WITHERS
November 2, 2005
By Jonathan, SCS.com Editor
University of North Carolina at Charlotte forward Curtis Withers is one of America's top college basketball players and is a returning senior for the 49ers. The graduate of West Charlotte High School was a First Team All-CUSA selection a year ago and a presesaon selection to the Wooden Award Watch List this fall. The 49ers, who went 21-8 overall and 12-2 in conference play a season ago, will open the 2005-2006 campaign....[MORE]

SCS.comCONFERENCE RACES WINDING DOWN
November 2, 2005
By David, SCS.com Staff Writer
Now that most teams have five to six conference games under their belts, realistic goals for the end of the season are being realized for the first time. There are still five undefeated teams fighting for the Rose Bowl, but another fifteen have a legitimate shot at another BCS bowl either by grabbing a rare at-large selection or a conference championship. Huge conference battles in the ACC and Big Ten will all but finish the....[MORE]

SCS.comCOLLEGE FOOTBALL WEEKEND PREVIEW
November 1, 2005
By Jonathan, SCS.com Editor
Miami travels to Virginia Tech Saturday evening in a battle between the ACC Coastal Division's top two teams. The Hurricanes, who are 3-1 in league play, could pull themselves into a tie with the currently unbeaten Hokies if Larry Coker's squad can prevail in Blacksburg. No team has been able to do that to this point, however. QB Marcus Vick has returned after a 2004 suspension and is completing 69% of his passes....[MORE]

SCS.comTHE WEEKEND'S BEST
October 30, 2005
By Jonathan, SCS.com Editor
Iowa State picked up a huge Big XII road victory at Texas A&M on Saturday thanks to play of QB Brent Meyer and WR Todd Blythe. Meyer threw for 371 yards and four TDs, each of which went to Blythe. Wisconsin RB Brian Calhoun was named the SCS.com National Player of the Week after dashing for nearly 200 yards and five TDs in the Badgers' win at Illinois. Central Michigan and Rutgers also had big victories....[MORE]

SCS.comPICK'EM CONTEST'S TOP FOUR REMAIN IN PLACE
October 30, 2005
By Jonathan, SCS.com Editor
The top four players in the SCS.com Pick'Em Contest standings remained in place, while faycats, who turned in one of the better scores of the past weekend, jumped into a tie for fifth place. Gamecockfan04, who piled up 151 out of a possible 153 points, was last weekend's top picker. A total of twenty-two contestants earned at least 140 points during last week's action. Theywood's overall contest lead now stands at eleven....[MORE]

SCS.comONE ON ONE WITH MIKE HALL
October 28, 2005
By Jonathan, SCS.com Editor
George Washington University forward Mike Hall recently took time to answer a few questions from SCS.com. Hall is one of the top players in the country and is a returning senior for the Colonials. The Chicago, Illinois native considered a jump to the NBA last summer, but he and teammate Pops Mensah-Bonsu both decided to return to Washington D.C. for the upcoming season. George Washington is looking to make....[MORE]

SCS.comA GLANCE AT THE PRESEASON HOOPS EVENTS
October 27, 2005
By Cortney, SCS.com Staff Writer
Here in Kentucky, the frost settled on the grass for the first time yesterday morning. The air was cool and crisp, and the forecasted weekend temperatures are in the mid-sixties instead of the mid-nineties. Furthermore, I carved my jack-o-lantern last night. After the goopy mess of seeds and stringy fiber had been cleaned up, I had a wonderful round, orange masterpiece not entirely unlike a basketball - only with....[MORE]

SCS.comHOOPS PREVIEW '05: MID-MAJORS, PART II
October 27, 2005
By Jeff, SCS.com Staff Writer
SCS.com's Hoops Preview '05 series gets rolling once again with a glance at three of the country's mid-major leagues. In part two of three, we take you through the Horizon League, MAC, and Missouri Valley conferences. Just as with the low-major previews earlier, we look at each individual league, project the conference standings, name the preseason all-conference team, make postseason predictions, and more....[MORE]

SCS.comMATT LEINART: POTENTIAL ALL-PRO OR BUST?
October 26, 2005
By Reed, SCS.com Staff Writer
Matt Leinart possesses all the skills of a gifted college quarterback, but how will his talents transfer onto the NFL gridiron? With a rocket arm, unquestionable game savvy, and a quick release, Leinhart certainly seems poised to be the next great quarterback in the National Football League. I have examined several areas of his game and personality to determine whether or not I think he will succeed at the next level of play....[MORE]

SCS.comTHE ROAD TO PASADENA
October 25, 2005
By David, SCS.com Staff Writer
Although only one undefeated team, Texas Tech, lost this weekend, the road to the Rose Bowl became clear for all teams still involved. USC and Texas have distanced themselves from the pack, each claiming huge road wins over the likes of Notre Dame and Ohio State in recent weeks and generally dominating their competition. Texas has not been truly challenged since early September, and their schedule is the most....[MORE]

SCS.comCOLLEGE FOOTBALL WEEKEND PREVIEW
October 24, 2005
By Jonathan, SCS.com Editor
The unbeaten Georgia Bulldogs, ranked fourth in this week's SCS.com Fab 15, venture over to Jacksonville to take on Florida for the first time since Urban Meyer took over as the Gator head coach. UGA broke a six-game losing streak to UF last year, but a loss to Auburn later in the year kept the Dawgs out of the SEC Championship Game. With no blemishes to this point, a victory over Florida on Saturday keeps Georgia in the....[MORE]

SCS.comTHE WEEKEND'S BEST
October 23, 2005
By Jonathan, SCS.com Editor
Stanford picked up a huge PAC 10 win over Arizona State Saturday and is now 4-2 in Coach Walt Harris' first year on campus. Back east, Notre Dame got back on track Saturday as QB Brady Quinn tossed a school-record six touchdown passes, four of those to WR Maurice Stovall. For his efforts, Quinn was named the SCS.com National Player of the Week. Missouri QB Brad Smith was also stellar in a win over Nebraska on Saturday....[MORE]

SCS.comTHEYWOOD INCREASES PICK'EM LEAD SLIGHTLY
October 23, 2005
By Jonathan, SCS.com Editor
Theywood turned in one of the weekend's best scores in the SCS.com College Football Pick'Em Contest and increased his lead from six to ten points as we near the final weekend of October. Faycats' score of 181 was the contest's best mark of the week, while theywood tallied a total of 179 points over the weekend. Thirteen contestants have accumulated at least 1175 points on the season thus far, led by theywood's total....[MORE]

SCS.comHOOPS PREVIEW '05: MID-MAJORS, PART I
October 20, 2005
By Jeff, SCS.com Staff Writer
Week one of SCS.com's Hoops Preview '05 series resumes with a glance at a trio of the country's mid-major leagues. In part one of the mid-major preview, we take you through the America East, Big West, and Colonial Athletic Association. Just as with the low-major previews, we look at each individual league, project the conference standings, name the preseason all-conference team, make postseason predictions, and more....[MORE]

SCS.comIT'S BACK: THE BCS RETURNS
October 20, 2005
By David, SCS.com Staff Writer
It might have a different poll this year, and it might still not be a fair system, but the BCS is back to weekly prominence in the college football world. At this critical midpoint of the season, looking at the BCS standings can tell us a lot about the hopes and dreams of the top teams in the nation for making the Rose Bowl or another BCS bowl come January. One certain outcry of the BCS this week is how low Notre Dame fell after their....[MORE]

SCS.comHOOPS PREVIEW '05: LOW-MAJORS, PART II
October 19, 2005
By Jeff, SCS.com Staff Writer
SCS.com's Hoops Preview '05 series continues with a look at an additional six of the country's smaller conferences. In part two of the low-major preview, we take you through the MEAC, Northeast, Ohio Valley, Patriot, Southland, and SWAC conferences. As with part one, we take a glance at each individual league, project the conference standings, name the preseason all-conference team, make postseason predictions....[MORE]

SCS.comTOP FIVE FOOTBALL FINISHES OF ALL-TIME
October 19, 2005
By Jonathan, SCS.com Editor
Since football first originated, the sport has been filled with climactic bouts of great magnitude and excitement. The time limit on the games almost certainly means that some games will go down to the wire. Having been a sports fan for many, many years, I have had the opportunity to witness many of these great football jousting matches, either in replay or in live action, and have picked a few as favorites of my own, which I....[MORE]

SCS.comCOLLEGE FOOTBALL WEEKEND PREVIEW
October 18, 2005
By Jonathan, SCS.com Editor
The top two teams in the Big XII get together Saturday afternoon in Austin, and when the game is over, only one team will be 4-0 in conference play. Both Texas and Texas Tech are 6-0 on the season with a trio of league wins, but it's the Longhorns who have garnered much of the national attention thus far. An early-season win at Ohio State vaulted UT into the number two position in the SCS.com Fab 15, and that has been....[MORE]

SCS.comHOOPS PREVIEW '05: LOW-MAJORS, PART I
October 17, 2005
By Jeff, SCS.com Staff Writer
SCS.com's Hoops Preview '05 series gets underway with a look at six of the country's smaller conferences. In our first glance at the upcoming season, we take you through the Atlantic Sun, Big South, Big Sky, Ivy League, MAAC, and Mid-Continent conferences. Each preview includes an overall glance at the individual leagues, the projected conference standings, the preseason all-conference team, postseason....[MORE]

SCS.comTHE WEEKEND'S BEST
October 16, 2005
By Jonathan, SCS.com Editor
Virginia was one of the many teams around the country to pick up big conference wins over the weekend, the Cavs' victory coming at home over Florida State. Farther west, Texas Tech QB Cody Hodges threw for an incredible 643 yards in a Big XII win against Kansas State. RB Steve Slaton of West Virginia was named the SCS.com National Player of the Week after rushing for 188 yards and scoring five TDs in a win over Louisville....[MORE]

SCS.comPICK'EM LEADERBOARD BEGINNING TO CROWD
October 16, 2005
By Jonathan, SCS.com Editor
Worse than trev alberts was one of the SCS.com Pick'Em Contest's top pickers this past week and has now moved into a tie for second place with Greech. That pair is currently just six points behind the leader theywood, a nine point improvement from a week ago. Oksoonersfootball1 earned a total of 150 points this past week, the weekend's top score. A total of twenty-seven contestants compiled at least 133 points last week....[MORE]

SCS.comDIAMONDS IN THE ROUGH
October 13, 2005
By Reed, SCS.com Staff Writer
Watching college football this season has been a satisfying experience as usual, but the more I have watched, the more I have noticed certain players playing exceptional football, yet going unnoticed by the national spotlight. From Oregon State wide receiver Mike Haas to San Diego State running back Lynell Hamilton, these players continue to excel while gaining very little respect or recognition. I have combed through rosters....[MORE]

SCS.comSCS.COM STAFF WELCOMES THREE
October 13, 2005
By Jonathan, SCS.com Editor
As college football season reaches its midpoint and with the beginning of the 2005-2006 NCAA basketball season now just a few weeks away, SouthernCollegeSports.com is pleased to announce the addition of three new writers to its staff. All three will be regional staff writers, covering an individual sport in a specific area of the country. With the new additions, the SCS.com staff now includes a total of five members, with one....[MORE]

SCS.comTRADITIONAL POWERS LOOKING GOOD
October 12, 2005
By David, SCS.com Staff Writer
Another week passes by, and the traditional powers find more success while recent powerhouses falter. Penn State and Alabama may have big tests in front of them still, but both teams have to be considered the new surprise favorite for a league title (Penn State has an outright conference lead already!). Notre Dame did lose to Michigan State and has a tough battle against USC this week, but nobody can deny Charlie Weis....[MORE]

SCS.comCOLLEGE FOOTBALL WEEKEND PREVIEW
October 11, 2005
By Jonathan, SCS.com Editor
Southern Cal's trip to Notre Dame on Saturday ends the Trojans' streak of three road games in four weeks. USC has survived the two previous away games, as well as last week's home game with Arizona, though none of the outings were particularly dominating. The Irish have rather quietly picked up a pair of road wins themselves since losing to Michigan State in week three and head into this weekend with a 4-1 overall record.....[MORE]

SCS.comTHE WEEKEND'S BEST
October 9, 2005
By Jonathan, SCS.com Editor
The Baylor Bears ended a ten-year drought on Saturday at Iowa State, picking up their first-ever road win in the history of the Big XII. Also over the weekend, QB Brett Basanez and RB Tyrell Sutton helped lead Northwestern over Wisconsin. For his effort, Sutton was named the SCS.com National Player of the Week. In the MAC, it took five overtimes, but Ball State finally prevailed over Western Michigan 60-57....[MORE]

SCS.comTOP THREE HOLD STEADY IN PICK'EM CONTEST
October 9, 2005
By Jonathan, SCS.com Editor
The SCS.com Pick'Em Contest's top three of theywood, Greech, and worse than trev alberts remained in place following the weekend's action, though theywood did extend his lead from eleven to fifteen points as we near the midpoint of the 2005 college football season. BigC was the top picker last week, earning 120 out of a possible 136 points. A half-dozen Pick'Em contestants are currently within thirty points of the leader....[MORE]

SCS.comTHE NEXT MICHAEL VICK?
October 7, 2005
By Jeremy, SCS.com Staff Writer
For as long as I'd known, WMV was a file format that somehow became the default for my PC. Thanks to Bill Gates, Windows Media Player is the player of choice for my crazy internet video files. Today though, WMV can no longer simply be known as a file format. It is much more than that. WMV, from this day henceforth, shall mean "White Michael Vick." What? Now who in their right mind would call anyone a white Michael....[MORE]

SCS.comCONFERENCE TITLE GAMES IN OCTOBER?
October 5, 2005
By David, SCS.com Staff Writer
After watching this past week's games, most of the major conferences have sorted themselves out nicely. There are only twelve undefeated teams left spread among five BCS conferences (the Big East lost theirs last this week thanks to Virginia Tech), and no more than five of those teams will finish the year undefeated. It appears that this will be another year where one or two one-loss teams will make the Rose Bowl....[MORE]

SCS.comCOLLEGE FOOTBALL WEEKEND PREVIEW
October 4, 2005
By Jonathan, SCS.com Editor
Georgia and Tennessee meet in Knoxville on Saturday in a battle that is not only huge in the SEC East standings but on a national scale as well. Both teams are ranked among the top six in the latest SCS.com Fab 15 and among the top eight in both the ESPN/USA Today and AP rankings. The Bulldogs have yet to lose this season, and Tennessee's lone defeat came on the road at Florida a few weeks ago. The Vols got things back....[MORE]

SCS.comTHE WEEKEND'S BEST
October 2, 2005
By Jonathan, SCS.com Editor
Michigan RB Mike Hart returned from injury and ran for 218 yards on Saturday, helping the Wolverines to claim a huge road victory over in-state rival Michigan State. Alabama also grabbed a big win in the SEC over the weekend, slamming SEC East rival Florida by four TDs Saturday afternoon. RB LenDale White scampered for nearly 200 yards against the Arizona State defense as USC downed the Sun Devils by ten points....[MORE]

SCS.comGREECH CREEPS CLOSER TO TOP OF STANDINGS
October 2, 2005
By Jonathan, SCS.com Editor
After putting up the second best point total of the week, Greech trimmed theywood's lead in the overall SCS.com Pick'Em standings from fifteen to just eleven points after the first weekend of October. Gamecockfan04 put in the week's best score, earning 184 out of a possible 190 points. Worse than trev alberts leaped from sixth to third place after totaling 177 points on the week, and Gator Girl comes in at fourth overall this week....[MORE]

SCS.comDESERT STORM: USC VS ASU PREVIEW
September 30, 2005
By Jeremy, SCS.com Staff Writer
The defending national champions make their way across the Interstate 10 today as they prepare to face the Arizona State Sun Devils. With a perfect record on the line and a Pac-10 and USC record 25 straight wins, the Trojans step into a game that looks like it could turn out to be the great offensive shootout that their game with Oregon wasn't. Arizona State is no Oregon though. The Sun Devil offense is capable of putting up....[MORE]

SCS.comNO MORE QUARTERBACK CAROUSELS
September 29, 2005
By David, SCS.com Staff Writer
One week into conference play in most leagues except the Big XII, and the one issue which stands out the most to me is how teams have excelled or failed on a national championship-caliber stage based on leadership. Most national championship teams in this decade have had great quarterback leaders on offense and one or two clutch leaders on the defensive side as well. The offensive leader is almost always the....[MORE]

SCS.comCOLLEGE FOOTBALL WEEKEND PREVIEW
September 27, 2005
By Jonathan, SCS.com Editor
Florida and Alabama get together Saturday afternoon in a battle between two teams at the top of their respective division standings. Urban Meyer's Gators are 4-0 and have prevailed in their first two SEC outings, while the Crimson Tide has also compiled four overall victories, two in the SEC, heading into the month of October. UF is currently tied with Georgia and surprising Vanderbilt atop the SEC standings, while UA sits a....[MORE]

SCS.comTHE WEEKEND'S BEST
September 25, 2005
By Jonathan, SCS.com Editor
RB Laurence Maroney led Minnesota to a thrilling, double-overtime victory over Purdue on Saturday. Also in the Big Ten this weekend, Wisconsin scored a late TD to down Michigan, giving the Wolverines their second loss of the season, while RB Javon Ringer led Michigan State over Illinois. Elsewhere, South Florida pulled the country's biggest upset of the weekend, slamming Big East rival Louisville by a score of 45-14....[MORE]

SCS.comTHEYWOOD EXTENDS PICK'EM LEAD
September 25, 2005
By Jonathan, SCS.com Editor
Ericslonghorns turned in the best score of the week, earning 152 points and vaulting from 15th to 4th place in the SCS.com Pick'Em Contest standings. Theywood was one of nineteen contestants to tally at least 135 points over the weekend and extended his lead in the overall standings to fifteen points. Greech climbed into a tie at number two with Gator Girl, while ericslonghorns and Nashoba find themselves tied for fourth....[MORE]

SCS.comUNDER OFFICIAL REVIEW
September 23, 2005
By Jeremy, SCS.com Staff Writer
Four weeks into the season, the verdict is still out on the use of instant replay in NCAA football games. Sometimes instant replay is fun to use when youíve burned your little brother on a halfback pass play on the PS2, but itís not such a thing of beauty when it comes to real life use. Instant replay severely slows down the pace of a game and might otherwise hinder momentum that either team might be building up with the tempo....[MORE]

SCS.comWELCOME BACK CONFERENCE PLAY
September 21, 2005
By David, SCS.com Staff Writer
This weekend college football mainly stops the weeks full of intersectional out-of-conference games and turns to conference battles. BCS elimination games are already occurring in most leagues between some high name and highly ranked teams in major conferences like the SEC, ACC, and Big Ten. This week has a few gems just like last week, so with no further ado, let's get into it. From the frying pan to the fire: Tennessee has....[MORE]

SCS.comCOLLEGE FOOTBALL WEEKEND PREVIEW
September 20, 2005
By Jonathan, SCS.com Editor
Georgia Tech and Virginia Tech, both 3-0 on the season thus far, get together Saturday afternoon in Blacksburg in a showdown of two teams ranked in the top eight of the latest SCS.com Fab 15. Florida State knocked off Boston College in an Atlantic Divison battle last weekend, but this is the first huge Coastal Division matchup of the 2005 season. The Yellow Jackets were our preseason sleeper pick in the ACC this fall, and they....[MORE]

SCS.comTHE WEEKEND'S BEST
September 18, 2005
By Jonathan, SCS.com Editor
UCLA took down the Oklahoma Sooners Saturday, handing OU their second loss and moving the Bruins to 3-0 on the young season. QB Drew Olson completed 28 of his 38 passes for 314 yards and a trio of touchdowns and has been chosen as the SCS.com National Player of the Week. Other top performers this past weekend included Kellen Clemens of Oregon, Chris Barclay of Wake Forest, and Johnnie Lee Higgins of UTEP....[MORE]

SCS.comPERFECT WEEK LEADS TO NEW PICK'EM LEADER
September 18, 2005
By Jonathan, SCS.com Editor
Theywood had a perfect Pick'Em week, earning all 210 available points and jumping up one spot into the leader's position of the SCS.com Pick'Em Contest. Gator Girl, who led the contest after weeks one and two, fell back into second place and is now ten points out of the top spot heading into week four. Greech, who scored a near-perfect 208 this past weekend, and Nashoba held onto their spots and round out the overall top four....[MORE]

SCS.comWEST: THREE AND OUT
September 16, 2005
By Jeremy, SCS.com Staff Writer
Well, congratulations to you. You've made it through yet another week of work unscathed and ready to soak in yet another weekend of college football. You beat the Wednesday, Hump-day doldrums and have emerged victorious. Tomorrow, wives, girlfriends, children, gardening, and in some cases even personal hygiene will be neglected. It's time for some football! As we head into the third week of this young but eventful football....[MORE]

SCS.comSOUTHERN SHOWDOWNS, NEW HEISMAN LEADER
September 14, 2005
By David, SCS.com Staff Writer
Certainly one of the best weeks in college football history just passed us by last weekend. All of the best games lived up to the hype, such as Georgia defending the home turf against Spurrier's Gamecocks, Notre Dame establishing itself as a national power in Charlie Weis's first year by winning in Ann Arbor, and Texas squeaking past Ohio State in possibly the best game we will see until November. If you had the privilege....[MORE]

SCS.comCOLLEGE FOOTBALL WEEKEND PREVIEW
September 13, 2005
By Jonathan, SCS.com Editor
Tennessee and Florida go head to head this weekend in Gainesville to renew the annual showdown between the Vols and Gators. For the second time in four seasons, a new coach will be on the sideline for UF. In contrast, Phil Fulmer will be making his fourteenth regular season appearance against his biggest SEC East rival. After hanging on a for a win over UAB in week one, the Volunteers took last weekend off....[MORE]

SCS.comTHE WEEKEND'S BEST
September 11, 2005
By Jonathan, SCS.com Editor
Texas QB Vince Young led the Longhorns to a huge road win at Ohio State Saturday evening and has been named the SCS.com National Player of the Week. Elsewhere, the LSU Tigers got their minds off of Hurricane Katrina and hit the field Saturday night in Tempe, scoring a late touchdown to pick up the victory over Arizona State. TCU, who knocked off Oklahoma in Norman a week ago, was upset by rival SMU 21-10 Saturday.....[MORE]

SCS.comGATOR GIRL KEEPS LEAD AFTER WEEK TWO
September 11, 2005
By Jonathan, SCS.com Editor
Gator Girl's lead atop the SCS.com Pick 'Em Contest shrunk from five points to just two this week as theywood, currently in second place, led all pickers last week by racking up 138 total points on the weekend. Greech and Nashoba round out the top four in the overall standings. Fourteen players are within twenty points of the leader, and thirty-five have accumulated over 200 points during the first two weekends....[MORE]

SCS.comWHAT'S UP OUT WEST
September 9, 2005
By Jeremy, SCS.com Staff Writer
The Pac-10 conference got off to a good start to ring in the 2005 football season over the weekend. Prevailing with a 7-2 record, including road victories by USC at Hawaii, UCLA at SDSU, and Oregon at Houston, the level of play in the conference overall looks better than last season. Only Stanford didn't play, and the two teams that fell lost on the road. Washington played in Seattle amongst most of its own fans but....[MORE]

SCS.comBIG WEEK IN THE BIG TEN
September 7, 2005
By David, SCS.com Staff Writer
After a great opening week of college football, some true tests of college football power will come this week. With Illinois's great comeback over Rutgers and eight relatively easy wins over MAC teams, the Big Ten started the season 10-0 as a whole. I was happy to see the MAC and the Big Ten agree to play each other more in the next few years when schedules move toward twelve games instead of eleven, as the....[MORE]

SCS.comCOLLEGE FOOTBALL WEEKEND PREVIEW
September 7, 2005
By Jonathan, SCS.com Editor
Texas and Ohio State get together Saturday evening in the country's first really big non-conference game of the 2005 college football season. Both squads are favorites in their respective leagues and legitimate national title contenders. Longhorn coach Mac Brown has had a reputation for failing to win the big game, and this is about as big as they get early in the season. Texas has been ranked in the top five by nearly every....[MORE]

SCS.comTHE WEEKEND'S BEST
September 6, 2005
By Jonathan, SCS.com Editor
As predicted by SCS.com last week, Georgia Tech went into Auburn and picked up a huge season-opening win over the Tigers, ending AU's winning streak before it could regain momentum in 2005. In a much bigger upset, TCU took down Oklahoma in Norman on Saturday. Though Falcon QB Omar Jacobs was fabulous, Wisconsin RB Brian Calhoun, a Colorado transfer, was able to lead the Badgers to a huge win over Bowling Green....[MORE]

SCS.comGATOR GIRL LEADS PICK'EM AFTER WEEK ONE
September 5, 2005
By Jonathan, SCS.com Editor
Gator Girl is leading the 2005 SCS.com College Football Pick'Em Contest after one week of action. She picked just two games wrong on the weekend, taking Oklahoma over TCU and Auburn over Georgia Tech. With 141 points, she leads by five over theywood and by a half-dozen over Greech. Four more contestants scored at least 130 points, and everyone piled up triple-digits in the first weekend of the 2005 season....[MORE]

SCS.comHOW THE WEST WILL BE WON
September 1, 2005
By Jeremy, SCS.com Staff Writer
Comedian Robert Orben once said, "Spring is God's way of saying, 'one more time!'" To a college football fan, the fall seems more of an appropriate time to think of renewal, refreshing, and another chance for some teams. Finally, it's time for rivalries to be revisited, fresh controversies to arise, and old smack to be thrown out for new. Out west, new rivalries will be created as conference realignment....[MORE]

SCS.comA LOOK AT THE SEASON'S TOP GAMES
September 1, 2005
By David, SCS.com Staff Writer
This article gets the dubious distinction of being my first for this season while also not being a preview for any conference or a review of news from the week of games. I know many people cannot wait for Thursday night or Saturday when their favorite teams take the field for the first time this season, including myself. Despite the focus of this article series being the eastern conferences, I have decided to offer some.....[MORE]

SCS.comCOLLEGE FOOTBALL WEEKEND PREVIEW
August 29, 2005
By Jonathan, SCS.com Editor
Miami and Florida State opened the 2004 season with the first-ever ACC battle between those two squads, the Hurricanes picking up a six-point victory. Larry Coker's squad will have to pay a visit to Tallahassee this fall, though. It's been yet another tumultuous offseason for Bobby Bowden and company. QB Wyatt Sexton garnered national attention after a summer arrest before it was announced that he would miss the....[MORE]

SCS.comSCS.COM STAFF EXPANDING THIS WEEK
August 27, 2005
By Jonathan, SCS.com Editor
Just in time for the 2005 college football season, the staff at SouthernCollegeSports.com has expanded to three. Two new regional staff writers have joined the team this fall, one covering the western part of the country and the other the eastern United States. Jeremy, a Texas native who attended the University of Southern California, joins David, an Iowa native who currently attends Ohio State University....[MORE]

SCS.comPRESEASON FAB 15 RELEASED
August 26, 2005
By Jonathan, SCS.com Editor
The SouthernCollegeSports.com Preseason Fab 15 has been released, and the USC Trojans begin the 2005 season right where the left off in 2004, ranked as the number one team in the nation. The SCS.com favorites in the remaining five BCS leagues are ranked two through six: Texas, Michigan, Louisville, Virginia Tech, and Florida. Two teams from non-BCS leagues, Bowling Green and Boise State, are also ranked....[MORE]

SCS.comPRESEASON ALL-AMERICA TEAMS RELEASED
August 24, 2005
By Jonathan, SCS.com Editor
SouthernCollegeSports.com has released the 2005 College Football Preseason All-America team featuring 26 of the nation's top players. The first team offense is highlighted by QB Matt Leinart and RB Reggie Bush of last year's BCS champion USC Trojans. The defense features two players from both Tennessee and Virginia Tech, the Vols' Jesse Mahelona and Jason Allen and the Hokies' Darryl Tapp and Jimmy Williams....[MORE]

SCS.comPREVIEWING THE 2005 SEC
August 22, 2005
By Jonathan, SCS.com Editor
One third of the SEC is under the guidance of a new head coach this fall, and only three of the league's coaches have been the top dog at their school since 2000 or before. The Eastern Divison looks to have the top tier of teams in the SEC this fall, with Florida, Georgia, and Tennessee all very capable of making a trip to Atlanta. In the West, Alabama, Auburn, and LSU look to be the only teams sure to finish above .500 this fall....[MORE]

SCS.comPREVIEWING THE 2005 BIG XII
August 19, 2005
By Jonathan, SCS.com Editor
The Big XII South will again be the dominant side of the conference in 2005, led by the Texas Longhorns. Though UT is the most talented team in the league, proving they can win the division is a completely different matter. Oklahoma, Texas A&M, and Texas Tech are each capable of winning eight or more games themselves. In the North, Colorado looks to be the preseason choice, though ISU should be a contender....[MORE]

SCS.comONE ON ONE WITH JARRETT HICKS
August 17, 2005
By Jonathan, SCS.com Editor
Texas Tech University wide receiver Jarrett Hicks recently took time to answer a few questions from SCS.com. Hicks, an excellent example of a true student-athlete, is one of the top wideouts in the Big XII and is a returning junior in Lubbock. After being selected to the All-Big XII First Team following the 2004 campaign, Hicks was recently named a 2005 Preseason All-American by NationalChamps.net. The Red Raiders....[MORE]

SCS.comPREVIEWING THE 2005 ACC
August 15, 2005
By Jonathan, SCS.com Editor
The ACC finally has its full complement of a dozen teams and will play the league's first ever conference championship game this fall. Florida State looks to be the favorite in the Atlantic Division, though every squad on that side of the conference has the potential to win six or more games. The Coastal Division is a little harder to project but should definitely be the superior side of the league. VT and Miami are the early favorites....[MORE]

SCS.comPREVIEWING THE 2005 PAC 10
August 12, 2005
By Jonathan, SCS.com Editor
Last year's co-national champions have the talent to go unbeaten again, but Arizona State may have something to say about that on October 1. Oregon returns 13 starters but won just five games a year ago. UCLA went bowling in 2004, but the Bruins looks to improve the record even more in '05. Returning just nine starters, how will Cal fare after missing out on the BCS a year ago? And don't forget Oregon St. and Washington St....[MORE]

SCS.comONE ON ONE WITH MIKE HASS
August 11, 2005
By Jonathan, SCS.com Editor
Oregon State University wide receiver Mike Hass recently took time to answer a few questions from SCS.com. Hass, a former walk-on turned All-American, is one of the top wideouts in the PAC 10 and is a returning senior in Corvallis. After earning a scholarship in the fall of 2003 and postseason Third Team All-American honors in 2004, Hass looks to compile more than 1,000 yards receiving again in 2005. The Beavers....[MORE]

SCS.comPREVIEWING THE 2005 BIG TEN
August 9, 2005
By Jonathan, SCS.com Editor
Michigan and Iowa tied for the Big Ten championship in 2004, and it appears both squads will be in contention for the top spot again in 2005. Ohio State and Purdue are two more teams to watch out for this fall. Though both finished just 4-4 in league play a year ago, the Buckeyes return eighteen total starters, and the Boilermakers return all eleven defensive starters. And don't count out Minnesota....[MORE]

SCS.comONE ON ONE WITH ABDUL HODGE
August 8, 2005
By Jonathan, SCS.com Editor
University of Iowa linebacker Abdul Hodge recently took time to answer a few questions from SCS.com. Hodge, who turned down a shot at the NFL last winter, is a returning senior in Iowa City. The Florida native, who has already picked up preseason honors from media publications like NationalChamps.net and The Sporting News, was recently named to the Nagurski and Lott Trophy Watch Lists. The Hawkeyes, coming....[MORE]

SCS.comPREVIEWING THE 2005 MAC
August 5, 2005
By Jonathan, SCS.com Editor
The MAC lost a pair of teams to the conference realignment over the offseason and now sits at a perfect dozen football-playing members. As has been the case over the past few years, Bowling Green, Miami (Ohio), Northern Illinois, and Toledo appear to be the top contenders for this fall's conference title. The Falcons, RedHawks, Huskies, and Rockets combined to lose just five MAC games in 2004....[MORE]

SCS.comONE ON ONE WITH GARRETT WOLFE
August 3, 2005
By Jonathan, SCS.com Editor
Northern Illinois University running back Garrett Wolfe recently took time to answer a few questions from SCS.com. Wolfe, the team's offensive MVP in 2004, is one of the top players in the MAC and is a returning junior in DeKalb. After earning honorable mention All-America accolades following last season, Wolfe begins the 2005 campaign as one of the nation's top three backs in terms of scoring and rushing yards....[MORE]

SCS.comPREVIEWING THE 2005 BIG EAST
July 28, 2005
By Jonathan, SCS.com Editor
Two Big East members jumped ship after the 2004 season, but three new schools, Louisville, South Florida, and Cincinnati, have expanded the conference's football playing members from seven to eight. The Cardinals, who were CUSA champs three of their final five seasons in that league, appear to be one of the top contenders for this fall's Big East title. Also watch out for Pittsburgh and West Virginia....[MORE]

SCS.comONE ON ONE WITH BRIAN BROHM
July 29, 2005
By Jonathan, SCS.com Editor
University of Louisville quarterback Brian Brohm recently took time to answer a few questions from SCS.com. Brohm, who shared the QB duties with senior Stefan LeFors last season, is a returning sophomore and one of the Big East's top signal-callers. After earning CUSA Freshman of the Year honors last season, Brohm has already been named to a number of preseason All-Big East squads this summer....[MORE]

SCS.comPREVIEWING THE 2005 CONFERENCE USA
July 28, 2005
By Jonathan, SCS.com Editor
Five teams have left CUSA since the end of the 2005 football season, but six new members are onboard for 2006. UTEP, who moves over from the WAC, appears to be one of the top contenders to make the first-ever CUSA title game. Other teams joining the league this fall are Rice, Tulsa, Marshall, SMU, and UCF. Along with the Miners, look for Southern Miss, UAB, Memphis, and Houston to make a run in '06....[MORE]

SCS.comONE ON ONE WITH DARRELL HACKNEY
July 26, 2005
By Jonathan, SCS.com Editor
Darrell Hackney recently took time to answer a few questions from SCS.com. Hackney has become one of the top signal-callers in Conference USA and is a returning senior in Birmingham this year. After throwing for nearly 3,100 yards, earning Third Team All-CUSA honors, and leading the team to seven wins in 2004, even bigger things are expected from the Atlanta, Georgia native this fall....[MORE]

SCS.comPREVIEWING THE 2005 MOUNTAIN WEST
border=0> July 25, 2005
By Jonathan, SCS.com Editor
Just as Utah dominated the Mountain West a year ago with star senior QB Alex Smith, New Mexico hopes to do the same with stud senior RB DonTrell Moore in 2005. Moore is one of fifteen starters returning for the Lobos this fall. Wyoming also appears to be one of the front-runners in the MWC this year. The Cowboys return seventeen starters from a year ago, including All-MWC WR Jovon Bouknight....[MORE]

SCS.comCFB PICK'EM CONTEST BACK FOR 2005
July 22, 2005
By Jonathan, SCS.com Editor
The SCS.com College Football Pick 'Em Contest is back for year number four, and for the first time ever, there is a prize waiting at the end of the line for this year's winner. DistantReplays.com is sponsoring this year's contest and will provide a $150 gift certificate to the one who is crowned 2005 SCS.com Pick 'Em Champion. As always, the contest is absolutely free. Just sign-up, and you're in contention....[MORE]

SCS.comPREVIEWING THE 2005 WAC
July 22, 2005
By Jonathan, SCS.com Editor
Four WAC members from a year ago have left town for Conference USA, but three new members, Idaho, New Mexico State, and Utah State, are in place for 2005. None of those three appear to be ready to contend for this fall's conference title, however. That will be left up to just two teams, the same two teams who have led the way in the WAC for the last several years in fact: Boise State and Fresno State....[MORE]

SCS.comONE ON ONE WITH ASHLAN DAVIS
July 21, 2005
By Jonathan, SCS.com Editor
University of Tulsa wide receiver Ashlan Davis recently took time to answer a few questions from SCS.com. Davis is one of the nation's top kick returners and is a returning senior for the Golden Hurricane. The Mesquite, Texas native shattered a NCAA record last fall by returning five kicks for touchdowns (the previous record was three) and needs just two returns in 2005 to break the NCAA career mark....[MORE]

SCS.comPREVIEWING THE 2005 INDEPENDENTS
July 19, 2005
By Jonathan, SCS.com Editor
Offseason conference shake-ups mean that the Independent population has doubled from two to four. Temple departed the Big East, and Army left Conference USA, joining Notre Dame and Navy as the only four D-I teams with the Independent distinction. The Midshipmen won ten games a year ago, as many as the other three teams combined. Will they be able to accomplish similar feats in 2005?....[MORE]

SCS.comPREVIEWING THE 2005 SUN BELT
July 18, 2005
By Jonathan, SCS.com Editor
Conference realignment has stirred the pot in the Sun Belt, taking the league's football-playing members from nine to eight in 2005. Newcomers Florida Atlantic and Florida International will try to make a first-year splash, but can they contend for this fall's Sun Belt championship? Last year's champion North Texas returns a powerful RB duo and will likely contend with Troy and MTSU for the '05 crown....[MORE]

SCS.comSCS.COM 2005 CFB PREVIEWS JUST DAYS AWAY
July 15, 2005
By Jonathan, SCS.com Editor
The 2005 SCS.com College Football Previews, sponsored by GreatSeats.com, will hit the 'net beginning next Monday, July 18. Throughout the next six weeks, SCS.com will preview all eleven conferences and present interviews with at least a half-dozen of college football's biggest stars. Also stay tuned for the Preseason All-America Team and the Preseason Fab 15, ranking the nation's top teams....[MORE]

SCS.comNCAA BASEBALL SUPER REGIONAL PREVIEWS
June 8, 2005
By Jonathan, SCS.com Editor
Four of the eight Super Regional matchups set for this weekend begin on Friday, while the remaining four are set to get underway on Saturday. With that in mind, it's time to take a look at the teams matched up and how they will fare against each other this weekend. SCS.com predicts who will come out on top at each of the eight locations and what first round College World Series matchups to look for....[MORE]

SCS.comBESTS OF THE 2005 NCAA BASEBALL BRACKET
June 3, 2005
By Jonathan, SCS.com Editor
Which Regional looks the toughest? Who's got the easiest road to the Super Regionals? Which four seeds could take down a one on Friday, and which of the top seeds won't make the championship game? How about the fans; where are the biggest crowds going to be? And what about those Regionals with multiple in-state teams; any surprises there? We answer all those questions and more....[MORE]

SCS.comNCAA BASEBALL REGIONAL PREVIEWS
June 2, 2005
By Jonathan, SCS.com Editor
All sixteen NCAA Baseball Regionals get underway Friday afternoon, and SCS.com takes a look at the full field of sixty-four in this preview. We take a glance at how the teams got to this point, let you know who could make some noise this weekend, make a projection on who will advance from each site, and set up next week's Super Regional showdowns. Part two of the Regional previews coming Thursday....[MORE]

SCS.comGLANCING AT THE NCAA HOSTS, PART II OF II
May 31, 2005
By Jonathan, SCS.com Editor
The sixteen host sites for this spring's NCAA Baseball Regionals were announced on Sunday afternoon. Over the next week, those sixteen cities will witness some of the best teams, players, coaches, and fans that college baseball has to offer. With that in mind, here's a glance at each of those facilities, the history behind them, and what they mean to the teams that play there, both in pictures and in words....[MORE]

SCS.comGLANCING AT THE NCAA HOSTS, PART I OF II
May 30, 2005
By Jonathan, SCS.com Editor
The sixteen host sites for this spring's NCAA Baseball Regionals were announced on Sunday afternoon. Over the next week, those sixteen cities will witness some of the best teams, players, coaches, and fans that college baseball has to offer. With that in mind, here's a glance at each of those facilities, the history behind them, and what they mean to the teams that play there, both in pictures and in words....[MORE]

SCS.comONE ON ONE: UPDATING THE STARS AGAIN
April 15, 2005
By Jonathan, SCS.com Editor
A couple months ago, SCS.com gave you the chance to hear from some of college baseball's biggest stars as they filled us in on their personal and team goals for 2005. Since that time, the season has hit stride, and the conference races are well underway. With that in mind, we decided to take a look at the type of seasons these guys are having individually as well as the success of their respective teams so far....[MORE]

SCS.comAROUND THE COLLEGE NATION
April 7, 2005
By Jonathan, SCS.com Editor
ESPN's coverage of college baseball is set to hit the airwaves this weekend. A Big XII showdown between Texas and Nebraska, both ranked in this week's Fab 15, gets the action underway. Friday's first pitch is set for 6:30 PM CST on ESPNU. The series will continue on ESPN Saturday afternoon at 1:00 and conclude on Sunday at 1:30, again on ESPN. The Longhorn/Husker series marks the first of twenty-nine....[MORE]

SCS.comFINAL HOOPS FAB 15 RELEASED
April 5, 2005
By Jonathan, SCS.com Editor
After knocking off Illinois in the NCAA Championship Game Monday evening, North Carolina has changed places with the Illini and finishes the season ranked as the nation's best college basketball team. The two other squads making this spring's Final Four were among the ranking's top five, which included Louisville at three, Arizona at four, and Michigan State at five. Four new teams joined the poll....[MORE]

SCS.comHOOPS POSTSEASON ALL-CONFERENCE TEAMS
March 26, 2005
By Jonathan, SCS.com Editor
SCS.com begins its revelation of the 2004-2005 college basketball postseason all-conference teams with four major leagues. In part I, the top players in the ACC, Atlantic Ten, Big East, and Big Ten are honored. Part II showcases the top players in the Big XII, CUSA, MAC, and Missouri Valley, while Part III concluded the series by honoring the best of the best from the Mountain West, PAC 10, SEC, and WAC....[MORE]

SCS.comONE ON ONE: UPDATING THE STARS
March 21, 2005
By Jonathan, SCS.com Editor
Over the last six weeks, SCS.com gave you the chance to hear from some of college baseball's biggest stars. Since that time, the season has heated up all across the country, and many teams have also began conference play in the last week or two. With that in mind, we decided to take a look at the type of seasons these guys are having individually as well as the success of their respective teams so far....[MORE]

SCS.comAROUND THE COLLEGE NATION
March 17, 2005
By Jonathan, SCS.com Editor
The 2005 NCAA Tournament tips off today, and with that in mind, we continue to take a look inside this year's field. In this week's article, we glance at the bests and worsts of this year's bracket. From the toughest region to the most likely of all first round upsets, here's what to look for over the next few days and weeks as we head down the road to the Final Four in St. Louis. From top to bottom, this is how....[MORE]

SCS.comONE ON ONE WITH STEVE CARAVATI
March 11, 2005
By Jonathan, SCS.com Editor
Ohio State outfielder Steve Caravati recently took time to answer a few questions from SCS.com. Caravati is one of the top players in the country and is a returning senior for the Buckeyes. After being chosen as the Big Ten Player of the Year following the 2004 season, the Ohio native was recently named a 2005 Preseason First Team All-American by the National College Baseball Writers Association....[MORE]

SCS.comAROUND THE COLLEGE NATION
March 10, 2005
By Jonathan, SCS.com Editor
Though not even a dozen conferences have crowned a tournament champion, the madness of college hoops that always comes around each March has already begun. We've seen big-time upsets, last-second shots, and overtime thrillers over the last few days, and nearly twenty different leagues from around the nation will decide their tourney title winner between now and Sunday afternoon. It all started last....[MORE]

SCS.comONE ON ONE WITH JIM NEGRYCH
March 9, 2005
By Jonathan, SCS.com Editor
University of Pittsburgh second baseman Jim Negrych recently took time to answer a few questions from SCS.com. Negrych is one of the top players in the Big East and is a returning sophomore for Joe Jordano's Panthers. After being named the Big East's Rookie of the Year and a Freshman All-American following last season, Negrych was recently named to the NCBWA's 2005 Preseason Third Team All-America....[MORE]

SCS.comONE ON ONE WITH KRIS HARVEY
March 7, 2005
By Jonathan, SCS.com Editor
Clemson star Kris Harvey recently took time to answer a few questions from SCS.com. Harvey, who pithces and plays outfield and infield, is a returning junior for head coach Jack Leggett's Tigers. After being named First Team All-ACC following the 2004 season, the North Carolina native was recently one of only fifty-eight players nation-wide named to the 2005 Brooks Wallace Award Watch List....[MORE]

SCS.comSCS.COM HONORS THE MID-WEEK'S BEST
Week of February 28 - March 3, 2005
By Jonathan, SCS.com Editor
East Tennessee State's Tim Smith, one of the smallest yet most explosive guards in the country, erupted for 37 points Wednesday against Furman in the Southern Conference Tourney. Another of the nation's top players, Kansas' Wayne Simien, had one of the best nights of his KU career on Wednesday. The All-America candidate scored 25 points and grabbed 20 boards against in-state rival K-State....[MORE]

SCS.comONE ON ONE WITH CALEB MOORE
March 4, 2005
By Jonathan, SCS.com Editor
East Tennessee State catcher/pitcher Caleb Moore recently took time to answer a few questions from SCS.com. Moore is one of the top players in the Southern Conference and is a returning senior in Johnson City. After being named the So-Con Player of the Year following his junior season at ETSU, the Knoxville native was recently named to the Louisville Slugger 2005 Preseason First Team All-America squad....[MORE]

SCS.comAROUND THE COLLEGE NATION
March 3, 2005
By Jonathan, SCS.com Editor
March is here, which means it's every college hoops fan's favorite time of year. Teams all across the land are battling for postseason position. Some have NCAA bids on the line, while others are just trying to improve their seeding. While many of the small conferences will rely on their league tournament to determine their lone representative in the NCAA Tournament, most of the major conferences have....[MORE]

SCS.comONE ON ONE WITH WILL STARTUP
March 2, 2005
By Jonathan, SCS.com Editor
University of Georgia pitcher Will Startup recently took time to answer a few questions from SCS.com. Startup is one of the SEC's top relief pitchers and is a returning junior on the UGA squad. He was recently named to the National College Baseball Writers Association Preseason First Team All-America, was named to the SEC's Good Works Team last season, and is a local community service volunteer....[MORE]

SCS.comONE ON ONE WITH JIM GELDHOF
February 28, 2005
By Jonathan, SCS.com Editor
Central Michigan infielder Jeff Geldhof recently took time to answer a few questions from SCS.com. Geldhof is one of the top players in the MAC and is a returning senior for the Chippewas. After being named to the 2004 1st Team All-MAC squad following his junior season at CMU, the Troy native was recently named to the National College Baseball Writers Association Preseason Second Team All-America....[MORE]

SCS.comTUNE THE TUBE - THE WEEK'S TOP GAMES
Week of February 28 - March 6, 2005
By Jonathan, SCS.com Editor
Sure, Sunday's ACC battle between in-state rivals Duke and North Carolina is huge. It's the season finale involving two of the nation's premier programs. But Thursday's showdown between Conference USA co-leaders Charlotte and Louisville will decide that league's regular season champion, and because of that, SCS.com has chosen that battle as the nation's best for the upcoming week....[MORE]

SCS.comSCS.COM HONORS THE MID-WEEK'S BEST
Week of February 21 - 24, 2005
By Jonathan, SCS.com Editor
Vermont's Taylor Coppenrath again showed this week why he is one of the nation's best big men. The senior rammed home 39 points and pulled down 11 boards against New Hampshire on Monday. One of the week's biggest upsets was Clemson's road victory at Maryland. Tiger forward Sharrod Ford, a native of Maryland, scored 24 points, pulled down 10 rebounds, and blocked an amazing 9 shots....[MORE]

SCS.comONE ON ONE WITH DANIEL BARD
February 25, 2005
By Jonathan, SCS.com Editor
University of North Carolina starting pitcher Daniel Bard recently took time to answer a few questions from SCS.com. Bard is one of the top pitchers in the Atlantic Coast Conference and is a returning sophomore in Chapel Hill. After finishing 2004 with ACC Freshman of the Year honors, he was recently named to both the Louisville Slugger and NCBWA Preseason Third Team All-America squads....[MORE]

SCS.comAROUND THE COLLEGE NATION
February 24, 2005
By Jonathan, SCS.com Editor
A few weeks ago, I wrote about the disgrace that has become college officiating. The incident pointed out then was one that changed the outcome of a game on an obviously incorrect call. As I mentioned then, though, even worse than the bad call was the fact that the officials would not be reprimanded in public as was the coach who criticized their work. This week I glance at one particular....[MORE]

SCS.comONE ON ONE WITH MICAH OWINGS
February 23, 2005
By Jonathan, SCS.com Editor
Tulane pitcher / infielder Micah Owings recently took time to answer a few questions from SCS.com. Owings is one of the top players in Conference USA and will be a junior in New Orleans. After earning All-ACC honors for two seasons at Georgia Tech, the native of Georgia transfered to Tulane and was recently named a Second Team All-American by both Baseball America and Collegiate Baseball....[MORE]

SCS.comONE ON ONE WITH CHRIS RAHL
February 21, 2005
By Jonathan, SCS.com Editor
William & Mary infielder/outfielder Chris Rahl recently took time to answer a few questions from SCS.com. Rahl is one of the top players in the Colonial Athletic Association and is a returning junior for the Tribe. After becoming the first-ever CAA player to hit twenty homeruns and steal forty bases in the same season a year ago, he was recently named to the NCBWA Preseason First Team All-America....[MORE]

SCS.comTUNE THE TUBE - THE WEEK'S TOP GAMES
Week of February 21 - 27, 2005
By Jonathan, SCS.com Editor
The top two teams in the SEC, the leaders of the Eastern and Western divisions, get together Saturday afternoon in a battle that will have a huge say in which club earns the conference's regular season championship. Kentucky dropped their first league game of the season last week at South Carolina but is still 11-1 in SEC play and three games ahead in the East. Alabama is 10-2 in the conference and....[MORE]

SCS.comSCS.COM HONORS THE MID-WEEK'S BEST
Week of February 14 - 17, 2005
By Jonathan, SCS.com Editor
Texas Tech got the week off to a fast start with a double-overtime upset of Big XII rival Kansas on Monday. That effort was led by the play of senior guard Ronald Ross who scored 21 points and grabbed 11 boards. Utah's Andrew Bogut, who nearly bolted for the NBA last summer, continues to be one of the top players in the country. The sophomore scored 31 in a win over Wyoming this past Monday....[MORE]

SCS.comONE ON ONE WITH STEVEN BLACKWOOD
February 18, 2005
By Jonathan, SCS.com Editor
Georgia Tech outfielder Steven Blackwood recently took time to answer a few questions from SCS.com. Blackwood is one of the top players in the ACC and is a returning junior for the Yellow Jackets. A member of the ACC Academic Honor Roll during the 2003 season, the Georgia native was recently one of only fifty-eight players nation-wide named to the 2005 Brooks Wallace Award Watch List....[MORE]

SCS.comAROUND THE COLLEGE NATION
February 17, 2005
By Jonathan, SCS.com Editor
ESPN's annual Bracket Buster Saturday is headed your way this weekend. Six mid-major games involving seven teams who played NCAA Tourney ball last season will be broadcast on either ESPN or ESPN2, all with major implications regarding this year's NCAA Tournament. The action tips off at 11:00 AM CST, and the last battle of the day does not not begin until 11:00 PM CST. Teams from all across the country....[MORE]

SCS.comONE ON ONE WITH SHELBY FORD
February 16, 2005
By Jonathan, SCS.com Editor
TCU infielder Shelby Ford recently took time to answer a few questions from SCS.com. Ford is one of the top players in Conference USA and is a returning sophomore in Fort Worth. After being named to both the Baseball America and Collegiate Baseball Freshman All-America Teams in 2004, he was recently named to the National College Baseball Writers Association Preseason Third Team All-America....[MORE]

SCS.comONE ON ONE WITH AARON RAWL
February 14, 2005
By Jonathan, SCS.com Editor
South Carolina right-handed pitcher Aaron Rawl recently took time to answer a few questions from SCS.com. Rawl is one of the top starters in the SEC and is a returning senior for Ray Tanner's Gamecocks. After earning Third Team All-SEC honors following the 2004 season, the Lexington native was recently named to the National College Baseball Writers Association's Preseason First Team All-America....[MORE]

SCS.comTUNE THE TUBE - THE WEEK'S TOP GAMES
Week of February 14 - 20, 2005
By Jonathan, SCS.com Editor
The top two teams in the Big East go head-to-head this weekend in Chestnut Hill. Boston College, 9-1 in league play and undefeated until a road loss at Notre Dame last week, will host Syracuse Saturday evening. The Orange hold a 9-2 record in conference games but have lost two of their previous four games, including a home loss to Connecticut last Monday. Though they've hit some bumps in the....[MORE]

SCS.comSCS.COM HONORS THE MID-WEEK'S BEST
Week of February 7 - 10, 2005
By Jonathan, SCS.com Editor
After Arizona State's Ike Diogu poured in 39 points against Stanford last week, UCLA's Dijon Thompson matched that effort this past Thursday against the Sun Devils. Thompson, a senior out of Redondo Beach, rammed home 39 points of his own while also grabbing six boards and dishing out five assists. True freshman Darius Washington, Jr. played a huge part in Memphis' upset win on the road at Louisville....[MORE]

SCS.comONE ON ONE WITH JON WILSON
February 11, 2005
By Jonathan, SCS.com Editor
Winthrop right-handed pitcher Jon Wilson recently took time to answer a few questions from SCS.com. Wilson is one of the top starters in the Big South Conference and is a returning senior in Rock Hill. After being named to multiple All-America teams after the 2004 season, the State College, PA native was recently named a 2005 First Team Preseason All-American by Collegiate Baseball newspaper....[MORE]

SCS.comAROUND THE COLLEGE NATION
February 10, 2005
By Jonathan, SCS.com Editor
While everyone has their focus tuned to college basketball and the conference races coming down to the wire in the coming weeks, college baseball has quietly gotten underway for many teams around the country. SCS.com released the Preseason Fab 15 last week with last year's national champion Cal State-Fullerton leading the way. And speaking of some of the top college baseball around the....[MORE]

SCS.comONE ON ONE WITH RONALD HILL
February 9, 2005
By Jonathan, SCS.com Editor
University of North Carolina-Wilmington pitcher Ronald Hill recently took time to answer a few questions from SCS.com. Hill is one of the Colonial Athletic Association's top starters and is a returning senior for the Seahawks. After setting a school record with a dozen wins during his junior campaign, Hill was recently named to the National College Baseball Writers Association's Preseason Third Team All-America....[MORE]

SCS.comONE ON ONE WITH TY WRIGHT
February 7, 2005
By Jonathan, SCS.com Editor
Oklahoma State outfielder Ty Wright recently took time to answer a few questions from SCS.com. Wright is one of the top players in the Big XII and is a returning sophomore for Coach Frank Anderson's Cowboys. After being named honorable mention All-Big XII in 2004, the Texas native was recently one of only fifty-eight players nation-wide named to the 2005 Brooks Wallace Award Watch List....[MORE]

SCS.comTUNE THE TUBE - THE WEEK'S TOP GAMES
Week of February 7 - 13, 2005
By Jonathan, SCS.com Editor
You can bet Dick Vitale will be in the house Wednesday night when Duke plays host to North Carolina in perhaps that league's biggest game of the season to date. After all, the man isn't somewhat affectionately referred to as "Dukie V" for nothing. And while his tendency to compare everyone and everything to Coach K and his Blue Devils can be annoying, one can certainly understand the man's reasoning....[MORE]

SCS.comPRESEASON BASEBALL FAB 15 RELEASED
February 5, 2005
By Jonathan, SCS.com Editor
Cal State-Fullerton begins the 2005 season right where they ended 2004, ranked as the nation's top college baseball team. The Titans are followed by Miami and Texas at numbers two and three in the 2005 SCS.com Preseason Fab 15. Louisiana rivals Tulane and LSU round out the top five. The PAC 10 leads the way with four teams ranked among the nation's top fifteen, while the ACC and SEC claim three each....[MORE]

SCS.comSCS.COM HONORS THE MID-WEEK'S BEST
Week of January 31 - February 3, 2005
By Jonathan, SCS.com Editor
Arizona State's Ike Diogu had one of the best nights of any player in the country so far this college basketball season on Thursday. The junior from Texas poured in 39 points, grabbed 11 rebounds, blocked two shots, and had a couple of steals in the Sun Devils' PAC 10 victory over Stanford. Pitt's Chris Taft also had a huge night for the Panthers on Monday, scoring 25 points and grabbing 15 boards....[MORE]

SCS.comONE ON ONE WITH DANIEL STOVALL
February 4, 2005
By Jonathan, SCS.com Editor
New Mexico first baseman Daniel Stovall recently took time to answer a few questions from SCS.com. Stovall is one of the top players in the Mountain West and is a returning sophomore for the Lobos. After being named a Freshman All-American by Collegiate Baseball after the 2004 season, the Texas native was recently one of only fifty-eight players nation-wide named to the 2005 Wallace Award Watch List....[MORE]

SCS.comAROUND THE COLLEGE NATION
February 3, 2005
By Jonathan, SCS.com Editor
Many thought Illinois' unbeaten streak would come to an end on Tuesday night in East Lansing, but the Illini once again showed their toughness as they dismissed the Spartans on their home floor. ESPN reported that the ticket to the Super Tuesday showdown was one of the hardest to get in Michigan State history, but the white-clad faithful who were able to get inside had little to cheer about once....[MORE]

SCS.comONE ON ONE WITH DANIEL CARTE
February 2, 2005
By Jonathan, SCS.com Editor
Winthrop outfielder Daniel Carte recently took time to answer a few questions from SCS.com. Carte is one of the top players in the Big South Conference and is a returning junior for the Eagles. After being named a Freshman All-American by multiple publications following the 2003 season, the West Virginian was recently named a Preseason First Team All-American by Baseball America and Collegiate Baseball....[MORE]

SCS.comONE ON ONE WITH RYNE MALONE
January 31, 2005
By Jonathan, SCS.com Editor
Florida State infielder Ryne Malone recently took time to answer a few questions from SCS.com. Malone is one of the top players in the ACC and is a returning sophomore in Tallahassee. After being named to Louisville Slugger's Freshman All-American team in 2004, the Gainesville native was recently one of only fifty-eight players nation-wide named to the 2005 Brooks Wallace Award Watch List....[MORE]

SCS.comTUNE THE TUBE - THE WEEK'S TOP GAMES
Week of January 31 - February 6, 2005
By Jonathan, SCS.com Editor
Top-ranked Illinois survived a huge road test at Wisconsin last week and will try to do the same on Tuesday night. That's when the Illini pay a visit to Michigan State to take on the Spartans. MSU is currently in second place in the Big Ten, the only team in the conference with one league loss. Illinois is one of just two remaining unbeatens in the country. After a 3-2 start, Michigan State has won eleven of their....[MORE]

SCS.comSCS.COM HONORS THE MID-WEEK'S BEST
Week of January 24 - 27, 2005
By Jonathan, SCS.com Editor
There were several huge upsets during the past week's action on the hardwood, the biggest of which was Maryland's road win at ACC rival Duke Wednesday night. Terp forward Nick Caner-Medley led the way for Gary Williams' team, scoring 25 points in the win. Another Wednesday upset saw Northwestern take down Iowa. The Wildcat victory was led by NU forward Vedran Vukusic who totaled 32 points....[MORE]

SCS.comDETAILS OF NEW FEATURE REVEALED
January 28, 2005
By Jonathan, SCS.com Editor
We at SCS.com told you nearly two weeks ago about a huge announcement headed your way, and now we are ready to reveal the details of this exciting new feature. With college baseball season already underway in some portions of the country, it's time to take a look towards the season ahead. Over the past six weeks, SCS.com has taken the opportunity to interview some of the sport's biggest names....[MORE]

SCS.comAROUND THE COLLEGE NATION
January 27, 2005
By Jonathan, SCS.com Editor
We saw this past college football season how bad officiating can be. That sport has turned to instant replay in some conferences in order to get more calls correct. College basketball officials are also allowed to use replay monitors in certain cases, but just last week, we saw that instead of getting a call right thanks to the monitor, the refs only caused increased confusion. Arkansas visited LSU last week....[MORE]

SCS.comTUNE THE TUBE - THE WEEK'S TOP GAMES
Week of January 24 - 30, 2005
By Jonathan, SCS.com Editor
It is a matchup that Big Ten fans have been looking forward to for several weeks. Illinois, ranked number one in the SCS.com Fab 15, travels to Madison to take on the Wisconsin Badgers. UW has won their last 38 games in a row at home, the longest such streak in Division I hoops. But if that streak is to creep within one of forty, the Badgers will have to slow the machine that is Illinois basketball....[MORE]

SCS.comSCS.COM HONORS THE MID-WEEK'S BEST
Week of January 17 - 20, 2005
By Jonathan, SCS.com Editor
As we head into the weekend's action, it's time to take a look back at a few of the stars from this past week. Florida State sophomore Von Wafer led the Seminoles to a huge uspet of Wake Forest on Tuesday night. The Louisiana native poured in 30 points thanks to 7 of 12 shooting from behind the arc. The day before, freshman guard Daniel Gibson had a double-double as Texas took down Oklahoma State....[MORE]

SCS.comAROUND THE COLLEGE NATION
January 20, 2005
By Jonathan, SCS.com Editor
The University of Memphis and Coach John Calipari continually bill the basketball program as one of the nation's best and the premier program of Conference USA. While they may become the league's best once Louisville, Cincinnati, and others leave for next season, UM is clearly a step behind the elite powers both in the country and in the conference. A feeling of superiority seems to shadow the Tiger....[MORE]

SCS.comTUNE THE TUBE - THE WEEK'S TOP GAMES
Week of January 17 - 23, 2005
By Jonathan, SCS.com Editor
It's a border battle Monday evening in Austin as Oklahoma State and Texas, the top two teams in the Big XII South over the last few years, get together on the hardwood. The Cowboys have lost just once this season and have not been beaten in conference play. The 'Horns, meanwhile, have been defeated three times, one of those coming on the road at rival Texas A&M last week. Coach Eddie Sutton's....[MORE]

SCS.comTHE WEEKEND'S BEST
Weekend of January 15, 2005
By Jonathan, SCS.com Editor
On another huge Saturday of NCAA hoops, perhaps the most surprising game of the day saw Louisville come storming back for a three-point win at Cincinnati. The comeback was led by the Cards' junior guard Taquan Dean, who scored 25 points and grabbed seven rebounds in the victory. Kansas star Wayne Simien had another brilliant performance, scoring 23 points and snatching 17 boards in a win at Colorado....[MORE]

SCS.comAROUND THE COLLEGE NATION
January 13, 2005
By Jonathan, SCS.com Editor
A recent gathering of eleven of the SEC's twelve head football coaches produced a general feeling that some form of instant replay, similar to that used in the Big Ten this past season, will be implemented in that league for the 2005 season. According to a report by the Atlanta-Journal Constitution, the conference's coaches were overwhelmingly in favor of a replay system. The ultimate decision....[MORE]

SCS.comTUNE THE TUBE - THE WEEK'S TOP GAMES
Week of January 10 - 16, 2005
By Jonathan, SCS.com Editor
Coming into the week, North Carolina and Wake Forest are two of only four ACC teams without a conference loss, and both have been defeated just once so far this season. The Deacons and Tar Heels were ranked numbers one and two, respectively, in the SCS.com Preseason Fab 15. UNC has not lost since their season-opener on the road at Santa Clara nearly two months ago. Wake has not dropped a....[MORE]

SCS.comTHE WEEKEND'S BEST
Weekend of January 8, 2005
By Jonathan, SCS.com Editor
There were plenty of upsets around the country this past weekend, at least two of which occurred on the west coast. Senior Paul Marigney led St. Mary's to a huge upset of WCC rival Gonzaga on Saturday evening. That same night, UCLA star Dijon Thompson led his Bruins to an upset victory over Washington. The trend continued back east on Sunday as Guillermo Diaz and Miami knocked off NC State....[MORE]

SCS.comPOSTSEASON ALL-AMERICA TEAMS ANNOUNCED
January 7, 2005
By Jonathan, SCS.com Editor
SCS.com wraps up the 2004 college football season with the release of the Postseason All-America Teams. A total of fifty-two players representing ten conferences and thirty-four teams were honored. The First Team Offense was led by USC QB Matt Leinart, who is coming off of a five-TD performance in the Orange Bowl. The First Team Defense includes second-ranked Auburn's Carlos Rogers at DB....[MORE]

SCS.comSPECIAL EDITION : THE BOWLS' BEST
January 6, 2005
By Jonathan, SCS.com Editor
SCS.com takes a look at some of the bowls' top performers as well as some of the best games, teams, and upsets from postseason play. One of the more impressive performances of the bowl season came from QB Alex Smith and Utah. Perhaps the most exciting game of the postseason was the Liberty Bowl thriller between Boise State and Louisville, while Texas Tech pulled the biggest upset over Cal....[MORE]

SCS.comFINAL 2004 CFB FAB 15 RELEASED
January 5, 2005
By Jonathan, SCS.com Editor
Southern Cal proved on the field Tuesday night that they are the nation's best team, and that performance earns the Trojans the top spot in the Final SCS.com Fab 15 for 2004. Auburn, who knocked off Virginia Tech in the Sugar Bowl and also finished the season unbeaten, slides up to number two. The battle for the third spot was close, but Utah, the final unbeaten team, grabbed that slot, while OU fell to four....[MORE]

SCS.comTUNE THE TUBE - THE WEEK'S TOP GAMES
Week of January 3 - 9, 2005
By Jonathan, SCS.com Editor
Two of the most storied programs in college basketball history get together in Lexington on Sunday afternoon in a nationally televised contest. Kansas is unbeaten on the season thus far and is coming off a thrilling, two-point, overtime victory over Georgia Tech last weekend. Kentucky has lost just once, that early last month at North Carolina. The Cats' most impressive victory to date came on the....[MORE]

SCS.comTHE WEEKEND'S BEST
Weekend of January 1, 2005
By Jonathan, SCS.com Editor
One of the best college basketball teams no one has heard of yet is the West Virginia Mountaineers. On Sunday, their star was junior guard Mike Gansey. The Ohio native scored 15 points and led WVU to a huge non-conference road win at NC State. Indiana's D.J. White, a freshman from Alabama, is beginning to show why he was rated as one of the top high school hoopsters in the country last year....[MORE]

SCS.comPREVIEWING THE BOWL GAMES ... PART III
December 30, 2004
By Jonathan, SCS.com Editor
SCS.com has already taken a look at the first twenty bowls of 2004's twenty-eight game schedule, but it's now time to look ahead to New Year's Day and beyond. On the agenda this year is a full plate of a half-dozen games on the first day of January. The final two games of New Year's Day, the Rose and Fiesta Bowls, begin the BCS bouts. The Sugar and Orange Bowls will follow on Monday and Tuesday....[MORE]

SCS.comTUNE THE TUBE - THE WEEK'S TOP GAMES
Week of December 27, 2004 - January 2, 2005
By Jonathan, SCS.com Editor
Only thirteen teams in all of Division I college basketball are still unbeaten on this young season, and two of them get together on Friday evening in Champaign. Illinois has been rolling all season long, winning nationally televised games against teams like Wake Forest, Arkansas, and Illinois already this year. Cincinnati, meanwhile, has slipped under the radar so far but does claim early-season wins....[MORE]

SCS.comTHE WEEKEND'S BEST
December 26, 2004
By Jonathan, SCS.com Editor
Just six bowl games, less than one-quarter of the full postseason schedule, have been played so far, but it's time to take a look at the top performers to date. Perhaps the best offensive outputs thus far have come from two non-BCS schools in Bowling Green and Hawaii. The two teams' QBs, Falcons sophomore Omar Jacobs and Warriors senior Timmy Chang, performed brilliantly in their respective victories....[MORE]

SCS.comPREVIEWING THE BOWL GAMES ... PART II
December 23, 2004
By Jonathan, SCS.com Editor
Though only three bowl games have been played thus far, it's time to take a look at what lies ahead. After previewing the first ten games of the bowl season last week, SCS.com now takes a look at the next ten on the schedule. Wednesday's Houston Bowl through New Year's Eve's Peach Bowl are previewed and predicted in this installment. We are 3-0 predicting the bowls so far, but there's still a long way to go....[MORE]

SCS.comTUNE THE TUBE - THE WEEK'S TOP GAMES
Week of December 20 - 26, 2004
By Jonathan, SCS.com Editor
Everyone knows about Wake Forest, highly ranked by everyone and the preseason number one according to this site. But what about the Lobos of New Mexico? Wake Forest and the entire country will learn much more about UNM Wednesday night when the Deacons pay a visit to Albuquerque and "The Pit." Picked third in the Mountain West this season by SCS.com, the Lobos have gotten off to a 10-1 start....[MORE]

SCS.comTHE WEEKEND'S BEST
Weekend of December 18, 2004
By Jonathan, SCS.com Editor
Saturday saw plenty of great hoops action around the country, including Kentucky's come-from-behind win on the road at in-state rival Louisville. That victory was powered by the play of true freshman Patrick Sparks who scored 25 points on the day. Another great matchup saw Wake Forest and star sophomore guard Chris Paul survive a scare from Texas. The Deacons came away with a one-point win....[MORE]

SCS.comAROUND THE COLLEGE NATION
December 16, 2004
By Jonathan, SCS.com Editor
Though they have a history of not living up to expectations, the Illinois Fighting Illini have been all that was expected and more so far this season. Ranked sixth in the SCS.com Preseason Fab 15, UI has won their first nine games by an average of twenty points each on their way to a number one ranking, and the victories have not come over cupcakes either. The Illini's final game in November was a huge....[MORE]

SCS.comPREVIEWING THE BOWL GAMES ... PART I
December 14, 2004
By Jonathan, SCS.com Editor
The 2004 college bowl season begins with the New Orleans Bowl and a matchup between Southern Miss and North Texas. After a week layoff, the schedule resumes with a total of five games in the five days leading up to Christmas. In part I of the bowl previews, SCS.com takes a look at the first ten games on the schedule, from Tuesday's New Orleans Bowl through December 28's Insight Bowl in Phoenix, AZ....[MORE]

SCS.comTUNE THE TUBE - THE WEEK'S TOP GAMES
Week of December 13 - 19, 2004
By Jonathan, SCS.com Editor
Two once-beaten teams get together early Saturday afternoon in Winston-Salem for an ACC / Big XII showdown. Wake Forest, ranked number one in the SCS.com Preseason Fab 15, lost to Illinois on the road two weeks ago. The Texas Longhorns' only loss, meanwhile, came during the first week of the season in Maui at the hands of the Iowa Hawkeyes. Both teams have multiple players who score around....[MORE]

SCS.comTHE WEEKEND'S BEST
Weekend of December 11, 2004
By Jonathan, SCS.com Editor
Though the weekend was without any D-I college football, it was not without excitement on the gridiron. While D-IAA was setting up their championship game for next weekend, D-II was crowning their 2004 champion. Valdosta State grabbed this year's title, in part thanks to RB Tyran Robinson's performance. James Madison and Montana will meet at 7:00 next Saturday night for the D-IAA title....[MORE]

SCS.comAROUND THE COLLEGE NATION
December 9, 2004
By Jonathan, SCS.com Editor
With the 2004 college football regular season behind us and the bowls beginning in less than a week, it's time to take a look back at the season that has come and gone. In this week's edition, we'll take a look at all eleven conferences' top players as well as each league's coach of the year. Also, the five finalists for the 2004 Heisman Trophy were announced late Wednesday afternoon on ESPN. The winner will....[MORE]

SCS.comTUNE THE TUBE - THE WEEK'S TOP GAMES
Week of December 6 - 12, 2004
By Jonathan, SCS.com Editor
Two teams with huge recent success in the NCAA Tournament get together Tuesday night in Madison Square Garden. Two years ago, the Orange, led by true freshman Carmelo Anthony, won the national title. Just last spring, Oklahoma State made a trip to the Final Four but came up just short of the ultimate prize. Both teams are perfect on the 2004 season thus far. The Orange have won their first seven....[MORE]

SCS.comTHE WEEKEND'S BEST
Weekend of December 4, 2004
By Jonathan, SCS.com Editor
Though it wasn't the highlight game of the day, Saturday's late-night showdown between Michigan State and Hawaii was one of the more exiciting games of the weekend. Down by 14 at the half, the Warriors rallied to win by three over the Spartans. QB Jason Campbell led Auburn to victory in the SEC Title Game, while RB Reggie Bush again had a stellar day and the Trojans again came away with a victory....[MORE]

SCS.comAROUND THE COLLEGE NATION
December 2, 2004
By Jonathan, SCS.com Editor
Florida's Ron Zook. Illinois' Ron Turner. Notre Dame's Ty Willingham. Stanford's Buddy Teevens. BYU's Gary Crowton. Indiana's Gerry DiNardo. Mississippi's David Cutcliffe. This fall seems to be a bad time to be a college football coach on the hot seat, moreso than normal years. Some of the vacant coaching spots come as no surprise, while others were somewhat unexpected. Florida fans had not....[MORE]

SCS.comTUNE THE TUBE - THE WEEK'S TOP GAMES
Week of November 29 - December 5, 2004
By Jonathan, SCS.com Editor
Sure, the conference championship games are this week, but the game with the best matchup takes place in south Florida. Virginia Tech and Miami get together in a battle for ACC supremacy, which is ironic since both are newcomers to the ACC after many years together in the Big East. SCS.com also takes a look at this week's big hoops matchups, including Wake Forest's trip to Illinois on Wednesday....[MORE]

SCS.comTHE WEEKEND'S BEST
Weekend of November 27, 2004
By Jonathan, SCS.com Editor
Southern Cal again showed why they are the nation's top-ranked team and why QB Matt Leinart is one of the leading candidates for the Heisman Trophy. The junior QB threw five TD passes in USC's win over Notre Dame Saturday. Meanwhile back east, Syracuse trounced over Boston College, ending the Eagles' BCS hopes and making the Orange bowl eligible. Arizona pulled the week's biggest upset....[MORE]

SCS.comOFD41 CROWNED PICK 'EM CHAMP FOR 2004
November 28, 2004
By Jonathan, SCS.com Editor
Ofd41 contiuned his dominance in the 2004 SCS.com Pick 'Em Contest and edged out two close competitors for the top spot. Ofd41 ended the season with a total of 1944 points, while Gray Hound's 1940 and The Legend Killer's 1938 point totals came up just short. Two contestants, DOGS73 and Gator Babe, had Week Thirteen's best marks. Out of a possible 78 points, both accumulated 64 in the final week....[MORE]

SCS.comTUNE THE TUBE - THE WEEK'S TOP GAMES
Week of November 27, 2004
By Jonathan, SCS.com Editor
SCS.com takes a look at the week's best hoops matchups and projects the winners of all the big games. Meanwhile on the gridiron, two in-state rivals get together on Saturday. Though the game is always intense, that will especially be the case this week with so much on the line for both teams. A win on Saturday for Virginia Tech would be their seventh in a row since losing to NC State in late September....[MORE]

SCS.comTHE WEEKEND'S BEST
Weekend of November 20, 2004
By Jonathan, SCS.com Editor
Kyle Orton had a career day in his final home game as a Purdue Boilermaker. The senior from Iowa threw six touchdown passes in the team's win over in-state rival Indiana. Iowa State earns the honor as the nation's top team from last week. The Cyclones won at Kansas State and are in position to represent the North in the Big XII Championship Game if they can knock off Missouri this weekend....[MORE]

SCS.comAROUND THE COLLEGE NATION
November 18, 2004
By Jonathan, SCS.com Editor
Where will Urban Meyer be coaching next fall, you ask? Utah. Everyone knows that Meyer is a Big Ten/Midwest guy. Meyer graduated from the University of Cincinnati and held assistant coaching jobs at Ohio State, Illinois State, Colorado State, and Notre Dame before grabbing his first head coaching job at Bowling Green in 2001. After two extremely successful seasons at BGSU, Meyer was hired by Utah.....[MORE]

SCS.comTUNE THE TUBE - THE WEEK'S TOP GAMES
Weekend of November 20, 2004
By Jonathan, SCS.com Editor
This is Auburn's last obstacle to a perfect regular season, but what an obstacle it is. One of the biggest rivalries in the country, perhaps the biggest, resumes on Saturday when the Auburn Tigers pay a visit to Tuscaloosa to take on Alabama. The Tigers are just one win away from taking an 11-0 record into the Georgia Dome for the SEC Championship Game on December 4. The latest victory for AU....[MORE]

SCS.comTHE WEEKEND'S BEST
Weekend of November 6, 2004
By Jonathan, SCS.com Editor
Pittsburgh's big win on Saturday over Notre Dame was in part due to the five touchdown passes of Panther QB Tyler Palko. Meanwhile down south, Auburn RBs Ronnie Brown and Cadillac Williams continued to torture opponents as the Tigers make a move towards the second spot in the BCS. The biggest upset of the weekend took place in Durham, NC where Duke knocked off Clemson....[MORE]

SCS.comAROUND THE COLLEGE NATION
November 11, 2004
By Jonathan, SCS.com Editor
The big discussion about the BCS continues to be the ranking of the nation's top three teams. USC has been in the top spot since the first BCS ranking came out, and no one has really disputed that. The controversy seems to come in the crucial number two spot. That's where Oklahoma currently resides, but Auburn is banging on the door at number three. So if these three teams were to all go unbeaten....[MORE]

SCS.comHOOPS PREVIEW - PRESEASON FAB 15
November 9, 2004
By Jonathan, SCS.com Editor
The 2004 - 2005 college basketball season is now just two days away as SCS.com concludes its preview of the upcoming season. With that comes the SCS.com Preseason Fab 15 poll. The poll's top five includes a trio of teams from the ACC as well as one each from Conference USA and the Big XII. Eight members of the '04-'05 Preseason Fab 15 were unranked in the final regular season poll last year....[MORE]

SCS.comTUNE THE TUBE - THE WEEK'S TOP GAMES
Weekend of November 13, 2004
By Jonathan, SCS.com Editor
The Auburn Tigers have survived their SEC slate to date, but it's yet another tough test for Tuberville, Cadillac, Campbell, and Co. this weekend. The Georgia Bulldogs roll into Auburn in a game that if lost, would eliminate AU as a national title contender. With a win, Auburn would move to within two victories of an undefeated regular season. The Bulldogs have not lost since early last month....[MORE]

SCS.comTHE WEEKEND'S BEST
Weekend of November 6, 2004
By Jonathan, SCS.com Editor
In a Saturday full of shootouts and offensive explosions, there were plenty of stars on offense across the country. Arizona State's Andrew Walter was busy throwing for four touchdowns on Saturday, while Eastern Michigan's Eric Deslauriers was on the receiving end of four scores himself. Iowa State, after knocking off Nebraska on Saturday, is now in a tie atop the standings in the Big XII North....[MORE]

SCS.comHOOPS PREVIEW - ALL-AMERICA TEAMS
November 5, 2004
By Jonathan, SCS.com Editor
The 2004 - 2005 college basketball season is now just six days away as SCS.com continues to preview the upcoming action. Today we unveil the Preseason All-America Teams. The first, second, and third teams are made up of fifteen of the nation's top college players from fourteen different schools. Seven conferences were represented by players on at least one of the three teams, led by the ACC with four....[MORE]

SCS.comAROUND THE COLLEGE NATION
November 4, 2004
By Jonathan, SCS.com Editor
Some say that because Oklahoma running back Adrian Peterson is a freshman, he should not win this year's Heisman Trophy. However, if the award is truely to be given out to the nation's best college football player, that player at this point in the season is Peterson himself. He has led his team to an unbeaten record so far this season and has rushed for at least 100 yards in each of OU's eight games....[MORE]

SCS.comHOOPS PREVIEW - CONFERENCE SELECTIONS
November 3, 2004
By Jonathan, SCS.com Editor
The 2004 - 2005 college basketball season is now just eight days away as SCS.com continues to preview the upcoming action. Even though we are nearly two full months before the first league play begins around the country, SCS.com takes this time to preview the top teams in each of the thirty-one Division I conferences as well as give you the preseason player of the year in a dozen of those leagues....[MORE]

SCS.comTUNE THE TUBE - THE WEEK'S TOP GAMES
Weekend of November 6, 2004
By Jonathan, SCS.com Editor
For the second straight week, the unbeaten Sooners go on the road in the Big XII South. After knocking off in-state rival Oklahoma State in Stillwater last Saturday when the Cowboys missed a last-second field goal, OU heads to Texas A&M and is again involved in college football's best game of the weekend. The Sooners continue to be led by the nation's best freshman, RB Adrian Peterson....[MORE]

SCS.comHOOPS PREVIEW - ULTIMATE OOC SCHEDULE
November 1, 2004
By Jonathan, SCS.com Editor
College hoops season is just a week and half away, but before the conference matchups get underway in January, there are tons of great non-conference battles you will not want to miss. SCS.com takes a look at nearly one hundred games between now and January 2 that should catch your attention. A few of those included? Try Wake Forest/Illinois, Georgia Tech/Kansas, Miss. State/Arizona....[MORE]

SCS.comTHE WEEKEND'S BEST
Weekend of October 30, 2004
By Jonathan, SCS.com Editor
It was another wild day in college football. Of course, any day that Baylor wins a conference game has to be a little special, and that good feeling was also felt in a couple of ACC towns. Two of the country's biggest upsets took place in that conference this weekend as Maryland knocked off Florida State and North Carolina toppled Miami. WR Braylon Edwards aided Michigan in an OT win over Michigan State....[MORE]

SCS.comAROUND THE COLLEGE NATION
October 28, 2004
By Jonathan, SCS.com Editor
One of the top contenders for the 2004 national title could be bumped out of the race this week. Oklahoma, currently ranked second in the BCS after being ranked third in the initial poll, will travel across the state to take on rival Oklahoma State. The Cowboys have had major success against Bob Stoops in recent years. A win over the Sooners this year would give teams like Miami and Auburn....[MORE]

SCS.comTUNE THE TUBE - THE WEEK'S TOP GAMES
Weekend of October 30, 2004
By Jonathan, SCS.com Editor
Bedlam. That's what they call these throwdowns between the Sooners and Cowboys. And that's a great word for this rivalry, because to be honest, these teams don't like each other...not one bit. Though you may not realize it, while Oklahoma has been the team competing for BCS bowls and the national title in recent years, it's the Cowboys of OSU who have won two of the last three meetings....[MORE]

SCS.comTHE WEEKEND'S BEST
Weekend of October 23, 2004
By Jonathan, SCS.com Editor
If offense is what you like, then I hope you did not miss the thriller between UAB and Tulane in New Orleans. Green Wave QB Lester Ricard led the way, throwing for over 400 yards and four TDs. Forty-nine points were scored in the fourth quarter alone. The shocker of the week goes to Mississippi State. Sly Croom got his Bulldogs on track with an upset of Florida, while Michigan continued to roll in the Big Ten....[MORE]

SCS.comAROUND THE COLLEGE NATION
October 21, 2004
By Jonathan, SCS.com Editor
With the much-anticipated BCS standings premiering this past Monday, most of the experts had projected over the weekend that the initial rankings would have Southern Cal at the top followed by the Oklahoma Sooners at number two. Problem is, when the standings were released to the public early Monday, it was USC in the top spot, but the Trojans were followed by Miami at number two...not Oklahoma....[MORE]

SCS.comTUNE THE TUBE - THE WEEK'S TOP GAMES
Weekend of October 23, 2004
By Jonathan, SCS.com Editor
Chuck Amato's team had a lot to prove coming into the season. Many said that his team was only as good as former QB Philip Rivers allowed them to be, but with returning stars like RB T.A. McLendon, Amato and the Wolfpack have kept the train in Raleigh rolling. Miami has gotten the job done so far this season, often not in a pretty way, yet effective thus far. Most recently, the 'Canes survived a shootout....[MORE]

SCS.comTHE WEEKEND'S BEST
Weekend of October 16, 2004
By Jonathan, SCS.com Editor
One of the biggest surprises of the past weekend was Iowa's thumping of Ohio State. That victory was made possible by Hawkeye QB Drew Tate, one of the top performers last week. Though disappointed by their loss to USC a week ago, the Cal Bears, led by WR Geoff McArthur, rebounded and knocked off in-state rival UCLA. And don't look now, but Texas A&M is making some noise in the Big XII....[MORE]

SCS.comAROUND THE COLLEGE NATION
October 14, 2004
By Jonathan, SCS.com Editor
Yeah, yeah, I know...it's football season. But do you realize that college basketball is less than one month away? In fact, the season gets underway just four weeks from today with the opening rounds of the Coaches vs Cancer Classic set to begin on Thursday, November 11. Speaking of that Coaches vs Cancer Classic, which sort of ushers in the 2004 - 2005 season, there is potential for a great round....[MORE]

SCS.comTUNE THE TUBE - THE WEEK'S TOP GAMES
Weekend of October 16, 2004
By Jonathan, SCS.com Editor
Not many people would have believed you if you had told them Purdue and Wisconsin would be the Big Ten's best two teams heading into mid-October, but that certainly seems to be the case. Ohio State has fallen apart in recent weeks, while Michigan and Minnesota, both very good teams, have both sustained losses already this season. The Badgers and Boilers are two of only fourteen teams....[MORE]

SCS.comTHE WEEKEND'S BEST
Weekend of October 9, 2004
By Jonathan, SCS.com Editor
ESPN called in Showdown Saturday, but many of the nation's top games didn't turn out like the experts thought. One of those upsets took place in Pullman, WA as QB Kellen Clemens led his Oregon Ducks over Washington State. True freshman RB Adrian Peterson showed his stuff on Saturday as Oklahoma topped Texas, while Wisconsin proved they might be BCS worthy with a big victory at Ohio State....[MORE]

SCS.comAROUND THE COLLEGE NATION
October 7, 2004
By Jonathan, SCS.com Editor
California was the lone team to knock off Southern Cal last season, and it cost the Trojans sole possession of the national title. One loss all season cost USC big, and it came in triple overtime. Not only are the Bears responsible for last year's "co-national championship," but the teams are also in-state rivals, which always adds a little flare to things. When you consider the revenge theory....[MORE]

SCS.comTUNE THE TUBE - THE WEEK'S TOP GAMES
Weekend of October 9, 2004
By Jonathan, SCS.com Editor
Once again, it looks like this game will determine the winner of the Big XII South. The Sooners have gotten the best of Mac Brown's Longhorns four consecutive seasons, and like all the years before, the UT fans believe that this year may be theirs. And maybe with good reason. Star RB Cedric Benson is off to a fabulous start. The senior is the nation's third-leading rusher so far this season....[MORE]

SCS.comTHE WEEKEND'S BEST
Weekend of October 2, 2004
By Jonathan, SCS.com Editor
It was a weekend of big games and even bigger performances in Week Five. Several big names like Kyle Orton and DeAngelo Williams just went crazy on their opponent this weekend. A name just coming up on the national scene is Ryan Moats, a RB from Louisiana Tech. The Bulldogs upset Fresno State this past weekend thanks mostly to Moats' four TDs. The team of the week award goes to Auburn....[MORE]

SCS.comAROUND THE COLLEGE NATION
September 30, 2004
By Jonathan, SCS.com Editor
The first weekend of the second full month of the college football season is also the young season's potentially most exciting Saturday so far. Not only are there big-time conference matchups involving the SEC, ACC, Big XII, Mountain West, and PAC 10, but there are also a couple of huge non-conference battles set to take place this weekend. The first big game of the weekend actually takes place Friday....[MORE]

SCS.comTUNE THE TUBE - THE WEEK'S TOP GAMES
Weekend of October 2, 2004
By Jonathan, SCS.com Editor
Unlike last week, there were plenty of other matchups to choose from for the week's top game. This spot could have easily been held by the Purdue / Notre Dame or LSU / Georgia matchups. In fact, if you would have asked most people one month ago which game would be the biggest in the first week of October, most would have pointed to that Tigers / Bulldogs matchup in Athens, Georgia....[MORE]

SCS.comTHE WEEKEND'S BEST
Weekend of September 25, 2004
By Jonathan, SCS.com Editor
Several stars from non-BCS leagues shined this week, including one from CUSA at the quarterback position and another at wide receiver from the MAC. This past Saturday was full of exciting games, including Washington State's last-minute miracle win at Arizona and Virginia Tech's field goal miss and loss at home against NC State. Another top game saw one of CUSA's favorites, TCU, fall to South Florida....[MORE]

SCS.comAROUND THE COLLEGE NATION
September 23, 2004
By Jonathan, SCS.com Editor
Long billed as the nation's best conference from top to bottom, the SEC appears to have no real contender for the national title this fall. No elite team has stepped forward to take charge of the conference as of yet. The usual candidates in the Eastern Division, teams like Georgia, Florida, and Tennessee, all look very human this year. None of the three looks unbeatable. In fact, UT got the best of UF....[MORE]

SCS.comTUNE THE TUBE - THE WEEK'S TOP GAMES
Weekend of September 25, 2004
By Jonathan, SCS.com Editor
There isn't a whole lot to choose from, so for the second weekend in a row, the SEC's top matchup is also SCS.com's national game of the week. Alabama heads into Fayetteville unbeaten on the season, but the Tide will be without its main superstar. QB Brodie Croyle tore his ACL in the second half of Bama's win over Western Carolina last Saturday and will miss the rest of the season....[MORE]

SCS.comTHE WEEKEND'S BEST
Weekend of September 18, 2004
By Jonathan, SCS.com Editor
Stars shined all across the land in Week Three as several big-time conference matchups took place. SCS.com honors a few of those, including Andrew Walter and his Arizona State Sun Devils. ASU hosted Iowa and absolutely destroyed one of the Big Ten's better teams by 37 points. Elsewhere, the top two games in the country took place in the SEC, while a PAC 10 running back scored 5 TDs....[MORE]

SCS.comAROUND THE COLLEGE NATION
September 16, 2004
By Jonathan, SCS.com Editor
The weather experts have been talking about Hurricane Ivan since the middle of last week. Now it's finally making landfall and will soon be dumping rain from the coast of Mississippi to the hills of Tennessee and into major northeastern cities like New York and Boston over the next few days. Unfortunately, Ivan's effects also stretch onto the playing surfaces of several college campuses....[MORE]

SCS.comTUNE THE TUBE - THE WEEK'S TOP GAMES
Weekend of September 18, 2004
By Jonathan, SCS.com Editor
Two groups of Tigers get together on the Plains for what should be a fantastic matchup. Auburn and LSU have grown to hate each other more and more over the past few years, but the games really haven't been that close. The five most recent matchups have been decided by at least thirteen points each. One would think this year would be different though. Auburn has destroyed their first two opponents....[MORE]

SCS.comTHE WEEKEND'S BEST
Weekend of September 11, 2004
By Jonathan, SCS.com Editor
The midwest had several players among the nation's elite this weekend. Purdue QB Kyle Orton had a spectacular day as the Boilermakers continue to roll along. The honor for the top game of the weekend went to the ACC battle between Georgia Tech and Clemson. The Tigers had a lead late but botched a punt snap and allowed the Yellow Jackets to score just before time ran out....[MORE]

SCS.comAROUND THE COLLEGE NATION
September 9, 2004
By Jonathan, SCS.com Editor
When the college football schedule came out a few months ago, Friday, September 10th didn't look all that impressive. After all, the only game scheduled involved two teams that were basically huge question marks: Oregon State and Boise State. OSU, we knew, had the talent to be a good team, but would they live up to expectations? And even if they did, would they anywhere close to being good enough....[MORE]

SCS.comTUNE THE TUBE - THE WEEK'S TOP GAMES
Weekend of September 11, 2004
By Jonathan, SCS.com Editor
This matchup was anticipated all summer long. For the first time, the Seminoles / Hurricane showdown would have conference implications and would be more than just an in-state war. And then nature stepped in. Names like Jim Cantore and Greg Forbes from The Weather Channel became more prominent than the likes of Lee Corso and Kirk Herbstreit for citizens in the state of Florida....[MORE]

SCS.comTHE WEEKEND'S BEST
Weekend of September 4, 2004
By Jonathan, SCS.com Editor
Stars shined all across the country in Week One of the 2004 college football season. SouthernCollegeSports.com honors just a few of those in this week's edition of "The Weekend's Best." Seven conferences are recognized as we take a look at the weekend's top players at quarterback, running back, and wide receiver, as well as the weekend's best team, best game, and biggest upset....[MORE]

SCS.comTUNE THE TUBE!...THE WEEK'S TOP GAMES
Week of September 4, 2004
By Jonathan, SCS.com Editor
Many people around the country have picked this matchup as one of the best of the entire 2004 college football season. The Hurricanes have gotten the best of Bobby Bowden's Noles time and time again, but this is the first time that the game has conference implications....[MORE]

SCS.com2004 CFB PRESEASON FAB 15
August 27, 2004
By SouthernCollegeSports.com Staff
After the Preseason All-America teams were released last week, the SCS.com staff has again come together to give their thoughts on the upcoming season. The 2004 Preseason Fab 15, a ranking of the top 15 teams in the country, has now been released by SouthernCollegeSports.com....[MORE]

SCS.com2004 CFB PRESEASON ALL-AMERICA TEAM
August 20, 2004
By SouthernCollegeSports.com Staff
The 2004 College Football Preseason All-America teams were voted on by members of the SouthernCollegeSports.com staff....[MORE]

SCS.comPICK 'EM CONTEST RETURNS
August 16, 2004
By Jonathan, SCS.com Editor
The SCS.com Pick 'Em Contest is back for its third year. Enter and compete with fans from across the country, as well as members of the SCS.com staff....[MORE]

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