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Baylor and RG3 Shatter Bowl Records

December 30, 2011 By: Katchop Category: NCAA

Baylor defeated Washington in the Valero Alamo Bowl. The game saw 17 TDs and 123 total points.

Baylor and Washington fried the scoreboard during the record setting Valero Alamo Bowl

Baylor and Washington fried the scoreboard during the record setting Valero Alamo Bowl

From ESPN

  • The teams combined for 1,397 yards of total offense, which broke the FBS bowl record. The previous high was 1,211 yards, set by Arizona and Rutgers in the 2005 Insight Bowl.
  • The 123 points scored were the most in bowl history in regulation. The 17 total touchdowns were also a bowl record. The 123 points were 40 more than any previous Alamo Bowl.
  • The all-time record was 125 points, but that was a double-overtime game between Marshall and East Carolina in the 2001 GMAC Bowl.
  • The two teams tied a bowl record with 12 rushing touchdowns. They’re tied with Texas Tech and Air Force in the 1995 Copper Bowl.
  • The 64 second-half points tied a bowl record.
  • Baylor’s 777 total yards of offense is a bowl record, breaking Arizona State’s record of 718 in the 1972 Fiesta Bowl. Not a bad way for RG3 to go out, if he does indeed enter the NFL draft.
  • Baylor’s 67 points were also a bowl record.
  • Baylor’s eight rushing touchdowns tied a bowl record.
  • Bears running back Terrance Ganaway’s five rushing touchdowns tied a bowl record for both rushing touchdowns and total touchdowns scored.
  • Washington QB Keith Price’s seven touchdowns accounted for a bowl record, as did his 42 points. Four other players held the previous record, with six touchdowns and 36 points.
  • The 59 first downs between the two teams was three short of the record of 62, set by NC State and Kansas in the 2003 Tangerine Bowl.
  • The two teams were just short of the FBS record for points in regulation, set at 136 points in a 74-62 Navy win against North Texas on Nov. 10, 2007.
  • Original Photo Newsday

    Heads Roll At Penn State

    November 10, 2011 By: Katchop Category: NCAA

    Joe Paterno has been fired for his role in the worst college sports scandal ever.

    Joe Paterno's statue at Penn State.

    Joe Paterno's statue at Penn State.

    From The Chicago Tribune

    Shed no tears for Joe Paterno. Save your pity for the innocent boys who will grow up into tortured men, not JoePa.

    Spare me the indignation over the Penn State Board of Trustees firing Paterno on Thursday night over the phone.

    Had Paterno picked one up 13 years ago and called the most powerful law-enforcement official he knew in the state, not just the top campus cop, he might have saved innocent boys from an alleged pedophile — and quite likely his job, his school and his legacy.

    Penn State removed Paterno from that job because, finally, somebody in Creepy Valley did the right thing. Somebody followed a conscience instead of a university handbook. That it came 13 years too late will haunt State College, Pa., forever. It will indelibly stain Paterno’s Hall of Fame tenure, as if that matters.

    Original Photo theforkandtheroad

    Jim Tressel’s Pants Are On Fire

    April 25, 2011 By: Katchop Category: NCAA

    Ohio State football coach Jim Tressel is in hot water for misleading the NCAA.

    Jim Tressel is facing trouble from the NCAA for behaving like Jim Carrey.

    Jim Tressel is facing trouble from the NCAA for behaving like Jim Carrey.

    From The NY Times

    The allegations, which came along with a letter to Gordon Gee, the president of Ohio State, last Friday and are posted on the university’s Web site, said that Tressel “failed to deport himself in accordance with the honesty and integrity normally associated with the conduct and administration of intercollegiate athletics.” The university has until June 5 to respond to the notice, and the infractions committee has scheduled a hearing for Aug. 12.

    Original Photos 4.BP, zimbio

    UConn Huskies Win

    April 05, 2011 By: Katchop Category: NCAA

    The Connecticut Huskies defeated Butler for their 3rd NCAA National Championship.

    UConn won the NCAA National Championship, prompting bracket expert President Barack Obama to break out his hat and flash gang signs.

    UConn won the NCAA National Championship, prompting bracket expert President Barack Obama to break out his favorite hat and flash some gang signs.

    From The Hartford Courant

    One might wonder how this happened. How did the 2010-11 UConn Huskies navigate this rocky and glorious path from Storrs to Maui to New York to Washington to Anaheim to Houston and end up as national champions? Then again, after four weeks of magic and moments that captivated the sporting world, how could it have ended any other way?

    UConn, a team to be forever treasured from Greenwich to Thompson and Salisbury to Stonington, defeated Butler 53-41 before 70,376 to secure its third national title in 13 years. The legacy of coach Jim Calhoun, now one of five coaches to win three or more championships, shot into the stratosphere with other legends, and the program he essentially built from scratch between the rolling hills of Storrs has again climbed the NCAA mountain.

    Original Photos sfexaminer, sunfanshop

    Is Lane Kiffin Evil?

    September 18, 2010 By: Katchop Category: NCAA

    Phillip Fulmer does not like the USC Trojan’s head coach Lane Kiffin.

    USC head coach Lane Kiffin "turned people off" and was "arrogant" while he was at Tennessee. Also he may be part rat.

    USC head coach Lane Kiffin "turned people off" and was "arrogant" while he was at Tennessee. Also he may be part rat.

    From The Sporting News

    Phillip Fulmer on Saturday said Southern California coach Lane Kiffin “turned people off” with his “arrogant” attitude during his one season at Tennessee.

    Fulmer, who was forced out at UT and replaced by Kiffin after the 2008 season, also expressed wonderment over Kiffin landing jobs at football powerhouses. Fulmer made the comments at halftime of CBS’s telecast of the Florida-Tennessee game; Fulmer is now a studio analyst for the network.

    Original Photos Yahoo, nothingbutcostumes

    No Storybook Ending For Butler

    April 06, 2010 By: Katchop Category: NCAA

    Butler lost against Duke in the 2010 NCAA Finals.

    Butler's 2010 season () a Hollywood ending in the 2010 NCAA Finals against Duke (katchop)

    Butler's 2010 season did not have a Hollywood ending in the NCAA Finals against Duke (katchop)

    Kyle Singler scored 19 points and Brian Zoubek rebounded Gordon Hayward’s half-court miss with 3.6 seconds left Monday night to help Duke beat Butler 61-59, ending the tiny underdog’s try for a “Hoosiers” sequel one win short of the Hollywood ending.

    The Blue Devils (35-5) snapped Butler’s 25-game winning streak and brought the long-awaited fourth national title back home to Carolina and the Cameron Crazies.

    The “Big Three” — Singler, Jon Scheyer and Nolan Smith — won the Big One for coach Mike Krzyzewski, his first championship since 2001 and the fourth overall, tying Coach K with Adolph Rupp for second place on the all-time list.

    Original Photos yahoo, themoviedb.org

    Michigan State Looks Forward

    April 05, 2010 By: Katchop Category: NCAA

    Michigan State is taking their loss to Butler hard, but they are already looking forward to next year.

    To their credit, the Michigan State Spartans are not satisfied just to have made the 2010 Final Four and are planning to use their loss to Butler as motivation in 2011 (katchop)

    To their credit, the Michigan State Spartans are not satisfied just to have made the 2010 Final Four, and are planning to use their loss to Butler as motivation in 2011 (katchop)

    It leaves us to work harder,” sophomore Draymond Green said. “We have to go back and take a look in the mirror, realize who we are, how to do the things right that you need to do to win a championship. I mean, I just take this as a learning experience. It’s going to make us work that much harder to get here and finish the deal.”

    They might have finished it this year with a full deck.

    Point guard Kalin Lucas ruptured the Achilles’ tendon in his left foot in the second round of the NCAA tournament and missed the rest of the run to the Final Four. He was the Big Ten’s player of the year in 2009, when he led the Spartans to the national championship game.

    Original Photo Yahoo

    Northern Iowa Bracket Busters

    March 22, 2010 By: Katchop Category: NCAA

    Northern Iowa  shocked the world by defeating Kansas in the NCAA Tournament.

    Marcus Morris of Kansas was upset that his team lost in an upset to Norther Iowa, but he was also devastated that it  meant that the hours he spent on his NCAA bracket sheet were now a waste (katchop)

    Marcus Morris of Kansas was sad that his team lost in an upset to Northern Iowa, but he was devastated that it also meant that the hours he spent on his NCAA bracket sheet were now a waste (katchop)

    The biggest upset in a tournament full of them was done. Northern Iowa had taken down mighty Kansas.

    Playing with poise down the stretch and getting another big 3-pointer from Farokhmanesh, Northern Iowa pulled off one of the biggest NCAA upsets in years by knocking No. 1 overall seed Kansas from the bracket with a program-defining 69-67 win on Saturday.

    “If anybody’s going to shoot that shot, I want it to be Ali,” UNI’s Jake Koch said.

    This year’s NCAA tournament has been defined by its upsets. Eight double-digit seeds got through the first round. No. 10 Saint Mary’s beat Villanova on Saturday and No. 11 Washington shoved aside New Mexico.

    This was the biggest shocker of all.

    Original Photo DailyNews


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