Thursday, April 30, 2015

Toledo Rockets 2015 College Football Season Preview

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With spring practices hitting its apex in campuses across the country, what better time than now to produce another preview for the 2015 season.

This one focuses on the Toledo Rockets and here is the link to my story via College Football Preseason
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Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Your 2015 NFL Draft Town Itinerary




For those heading down to the NFL Draft Town starting tomorrow, here is the official itinerary of events via NBC Chicago:

Thursday, April 30

NFL Draft Kickoff — 4 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. The Draft officially kicks off on the Gold Carpet with coverage from the NFL Network.

On-Field Clinics for Kids — Every half hour from 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Boys and girls between 6 and 14 years old can participate in football and flag football clinics with coaches and NFL players. Sign-up is open on a first-come, first-served basis.

NFL Autographs — Get free autographs from NFL legends and current players at the Autograph Stage. Signings will take place in shifts from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. (Jon Stinchcomb, Brig Owens, Merril Hoge), 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. (Kenny Easley, Robbie Gould, Mel Blount), 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. (Keith Van Horne, Shaun Gayle) and 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. (Charles Haley, Richard Dent).


Gold Carpet for Draft Prospects — 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The 2015 NFL Draft prospects line the Gold Carpet in Michigan Avenue.

Chicago Bears Drumline — 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. The performance will take place on the music stage in Draft Town.

Indianapolis Colts Cheerleading — 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. The performance will take place on the music stage in Draft Town.

Staley Da Bear Appearance — 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The Chicago Bears mascot meets and greets fans at the Bears Team House in Draft Town.

King College Prep Jazz Band — 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. The high school jazz band performs on the music stage.

Friday, May 1

On-Field Clinics for Kids — Every half hour from 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Boys and girls between 6 and 14 years old can participate in football and flag football clinics with coaches and NFL players. Sign-up is open on a first-come, first-served basis. 

NFL Autographs — Get free autographs from NFL legends and current players at the Autograph Stage. Signings will take place in shifts from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. (Richard Dent, Eddie Royal, Ahman Green), 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. (Tank Johnson, Herman Moore, Kyle Long), 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. (James "Big Cat" Williams, Adrian Peterson) and 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. (Anthony Adams).

Chicago Bears Drumline — 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. The performance will take place on the music stage in Draft Town.

Indianapolis Colts Cheerleading — 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. The performance will take place on the music stage in Draft Town.

Staley Da Bear Appearance — 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The Chicago Bears mascot meets and greets fans at the Bears Team House in Draft Town.

King College Prep Jazz Band — 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The high school jazz band performs on the music stage.

Saturday, May 2
Family Football Clinic — 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. The NFL and USA Football will host a football clinic for parents and their children. The children will participate in a youth football clinic while their parents listen to football-themed panel discussions.

NFL Autographs — Get free autographs from NFL legends and current players at the Autograph Stage. Signings will take place in shifts from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. (Darren Woodson), 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Duane Starks), 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. (Thomas Davis, Darren Woodson, Jerry Azumah, Anthony Davis), 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. (Devin McCourty, Jason McCourty), 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. (Otis Wilson, Ryan Mundy) and 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. (Aeneas Williams, James "Big Cat" Williams).

On-Field Clinics for Kids — Every half hour from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Boys and girls between 6 and 14 years old can participate in football and flag football clinics with coaches and NFL players. Sign-up is open on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Chicago Bears Drumline — 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. The performance will take place on the music stage in Draft Town.

Northwestern University Marching Band  2 p.m. to 4 p.m. The performance will take place on the music stage.

Indianapolis Colts Cheerleading — 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. The performance will take place on the music stage in Draft Town.

NFL FLAG Festival — All day. The first ever NFL flag football festival will take place on Hutchinson Fields in Grant Park.

Free Live Concert — 5 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. JC Brooks and The Uptown Sound perform a free live concert in Draft Town. Marc Scibilia will open the show. Tickets are not required for the show, and the event is open to the public.

Geno's Top Ten NFL Mock Draft Board





For the first time in 50 years, The NFL Draft will be held in Chicago, Ill., starting Thursday night at 7 p.m. CT at the Roosevelt Auditorium. 

The draft will be split into three days with seven rounds being covered within the period.

Without any further delay, here are my Mock Top 10 picks:


1) Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Pick: QB Jameis Winston (Florida St.)

Team Needs: QB, OL, DE


2) Tennessee Titans
Pick: QB Marcus Mariota (Oregon)

Team Needs: QB, CB, OT, DL


3) Jacksonville Jaguars
Pick: OLB Vic Beasley (Clemson) 

Team Needs: LB, CB, RB


4) Oakland Raiders
Pick: WR Amari Cooper (Alabama)

Team Needs: WR, CB, DL, RB


5) Washington Redskins
Pick: OLB Dante Fowler Jr. (Florida)

Team Needs: OLB, DB


6) New York Jets
Pick: DE Leonard Williams (USC)

Team Needs: QB, DL, OL, WR, OLB


7) Chicago Bears
Pick: CB Trae Waynes (Michigan St.)

Team Needs: OLB, S, CB, WR


8) Atlanta Falcons
Pick: WR Kevin White (West Virginia)

Team Needs: WR, OLB, ILB


9) New York Giants
Pick: OG Brandon Scherff (Iowa)

Team Needs: OL, DB


10) St. Louis Rams
Pick: WR Devante Parker (Louisville)

Team Needs: WR, OL, DB


Teams Most Likely To Trade Top 10 Pick:

1) Tennessee Titans
2) Washington Redskins
3) St. Louis Rams


Teams Most Likely To Trade Up To The Top 10:

1) Philadelphia Eagles
2) Cleveland Browns


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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Your 2015 ACC Football Television Schedule

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Here is the official television schedule for the ACC in 2015. 

Check back with this site daily throughout the spring and summer for updates on added game times and networks.



All times ET:



Sept. 3 (Thursday)

Duke at Tulane, 9:30 p.m., CBS Sports Network
South Carolina vs. North Carolina (Charlotte), Time TBA, ESPN Network

Sept. 5

Auburn vs. Louisville (Atlanta), Time TBA, ESPN Network

Wofford at Clemson, Noon, ACC Network

Texas State at Florida State, 8 p.m., ESPN



Sept. 7 (Monday)

Ohio State at Virginia Tech, 8 p.m., ESPN

Sept. 11 (Friday)

Miami at Florida Atlantic, Time TBA, Fox Sports 1 or ESPN

Sept. 12

South Florida at Florida St., 11:30 a.m., ESPN

Houston at Louisville, Noon, ACC RSN/ESPN3

Wake Forest at Syracuse, Noon, ACC Network

Notre Dame at Virginia, 3:30 p.m., ABC

Tulane at Georgia Tech, 3:30, ACC RSN




Sept. 17 (Thursday)

Clemson at Louisville, Time TBA, ESPN

Sept. 18 (Friday)

Florida St. at Boston College, Time TBA, ESPN or ESPN2

Sept. 19

Wake Forest at Army, Noon, CBS Sports Network

Illinois at North Carolina, Noon, ESPN or ESPN2

Central Michigan at Syracuse, Noon, ACC RSN/ESPN3

Northwestern at Duke, 12:30 p.m., ACC Network

Georgia Tech at Notre Dame, 3:30 p.m., NBC

Nebraska at Miami, 3:30 p.m., ABC/ESPN2

Pittsburgh at Iowa, 8 p.m., BTN



Sept. 25 (Friday)

Boise St. at Virginia, Time TBA, ESPN Network

Oct. 1 (Thursday)

Miami (Fla.) at Cincinnati, Time TBA, ESPN

Oct. 9 (Friday)

NC State at Virginia Tech, Time TBA, ESPN

Oct. 10

Duke at Navy, Noon or 3:30 p.m., CBS Sports Network

Nov. 12 (Thursday)

Virginia Tech at Georgia Tech, Time TBA, ESPN

Nov. 14 

Wake Forest at Notre Dame, 3:30 p.m., NBC

Nov. 21

Boston College vs. Notre Dame (Boston), 7:30 p.m., NBC

Dec. 5

ACC Championship Game, Time TBA, ESPN Network


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Monday, April 27, 2015

Your 2015 Pac-12 Football Television Schedule

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Here is the official television schedule for the Pac-12 in 2015. 

Check back with this site daily throughout the spring and summer for updates on added game times and networks.

Credit: pac-12.com









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Sunday, April 26, 2015

Western Michigan Broncos 2015 College Football Season Preview




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With spring practices hitting its apex in campuses across the country, what better time than now to produce another preview for the 2015 season.

This one focuses on the Western Michigan Broncos and here is the link to my story via College Football Preseason
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Saturday, April 25, 2015

Iowa State Cyclones 2015 College Football Preview

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With spring practices hitting its apex in campuses across the country, what better time than now to produce another preview for the 2015 season.

This one focuses on the Iowa State Cyclones and here is the link to my story via College Football Preseason
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Friday, April 24, 2015

Your 2015 Big 12 Football Television Schedule

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Here is the official television schedule for Big 12 Football in 2015. 

Check back with this site daily throughout the spring and summer for updates on added game times and networks.



All times ET:



Sept. 3 (Thursday)

TCU at Minnesota, 9 p.m., ESPN
Oklahoma St. at Central Michigan, Time TBA, ESPN Network

Sept. 4 (Friday)

Baylor at SMU, Time TBA, ESPN Network

Sept. 5

Texas at Notre Dame, 7:30 p.m., NBC

Oct. 29 (Thursday)

West Virginia at TCU, Time TBA, Fox Sports 1

Nov. 5 (Thursday)

Baylor at Kansas St., Time TBA, Fox Sports 1

Nov. 26 (Thursday)

Texas Tech at Texas, Time TBA, Fox Sports 1 or ESPN

Nov. 27 (Friday)

Baylor at TCU, Time TBA, Fox or ESPN Network

Dec. 5

Texas at Baylor, Time TBA, Fox or ESPN Network
West Virginia at Kansas St., Time TBA, Fox or ESPN Network


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Your 2015 SEC Football Television Schedule

                                Photo Credit: John Fourcade


Here is the official television schedule for SEC Football in 2015. 

Check back with this site daily throughout the spring and summer for updates on added game times and networks.



All times ET:

Sept. 3 (Thursday)

South Carolina vs. North Carolina (Charlotte), Time TBA, ESPN Network

Sept. 5

Alabama vs. Wisconsin (Arlington, TX), Time TBA, ESPN Network
Arizona State vs. Texas A&M (Houston, TX), Time TBA, ESPN Network
Auburn vs. Louisville (Atlanta, GA), Time TBA, ESPN Network

Oct. 15 (Thursday)

Auburn at Kentucky, Time TBA, ESPN

Oct. 31

Florida vs. Georgia (Jacksonville), Time TBA, CBS (tentative)

Nov. 5 (Thursday)

Mississippi State at Missouri, Time TBA, ESPN

Dec. 5

SEC Championship Game (Atlanta), 4 p.m., ESPN


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Thursday, April 23, 2015

Your 2015 Big Ten Football Television Schedule






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Here is the official television schedule for Big Ten Football in 2015. 

Check back with this site daily throughout the spring and summer for updates on added game times and networks.

All times ET:


Sept. 3 (Thursday)


TCU at Minnesota, 9 p.m., ESPN

Sept. 4 (Friday)

Kent State at Illinois, 9 p.m., BTN

Sept. 5 (Saturday)

Alabama vs. Wisconsin (Arlington, TX), Time TBA, ESPN Network

Sept. 6 (Sunday)

Purdue at Marshall, 3 p.m., Network TBA

Sept. 7 (Monday)

Ohio State at Virginia Tech, 8 p.m., ESPN

Sept. 12

Minnesota at Colorado St., 3:30 p.m., CBS Sports Network Florida International at Indiana, 8 p.m., BTN (alternate)
South Alabama at Nebraska, 8 p.m., BTN
Oregon at Michigan St., 8 p.m., ABC, ESPN, or ESPN2

Sept. 19

Pittsburgh at Iowa, 8 p.m., BTN (alternate)
Rutgers at Penn State, 8 p.m., BTN

Sept. 26

Ball State at Northwestern, 8 p.m., BTN (alternate)
Hawaii at Wisconsin 8 p.m., BTN

Oct. 3

Michigan at Maryland, 8 p.m., BTN

Oct. 10

Michigan State at Rutgers, 8 p.m., BTN

Oct. 17

Penn State at Ohio State, 8 p.m., ABC, ESPN, or ESPN2

Oct. 24

Ohio State at Rutgers, 8 p.m., ABC, ESPN, or ESPN2

Oct. 31

Michigan at Minnesota, 8 p.m., ABC, ESPN, or ESPN2

Nov. 7

Michigan State at Nebraska, 8 or 9 p.m., ABC, ESPN, or ESPN2
Minnesota at Ohio State, 8 or 9 p.m., ABC, ESPN, or ESPN2

Nov. 14

Minnesota at Iowa, 8 p.m., BTN

Nov. 21

Rutgers at Army, TBA, CBS Sports Network

Dec. 5

Big Ten Championship Game (Indianapolis, IN), Time TBA, FOX


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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Indiana Hoosiers 2015 College Football Season Preview

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With spring practices hitting its apex in campuses across the country, what better time than now to produce another preview for the 2015 season.

This one focuses on the Indiana Hoosiers and here is the link to my story via College Football Preseason
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Friday, April 17, 2015

Northwestern Wildcats 2015 College Football Season Preview

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With spring practices hitting its apex in campuses across the country, what better time than now to produce another preview for the 2015 season.

This one focuses on the Northwestern Wildcats and here is the link to my story via College Football Preseason
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Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Michigan Wolverines 2015 College Football Season Preview


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With spring practices hitting its apex in campuses across the country, what better time than now to produce another preview for the 2015 season.

This one focuses on the Michigan Wolverines and here is the link to my story via College Football Preseason
:

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Michigan State Spartans 2015 College Football Season Preview


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With spring practices hitting its apex in campuses across the country, what better time than now to produce another preview for the 2015 season.

This one focuses on the Michigan State Spartans and here is the link to my story via College Football Preseason:



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Thursday, April 9, 2015

Iowa Hawkeyes 2015 College Football Season Preview

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With spring practices hitting its apex in campuses across the country, what better time than now to produce another preview for the 2015 season.

This one focuses on the Iowa Hawkeyes and here is the link to my story via College Football Preseason:
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