6 Notable Games From 2016 Rivalry Week

6 Notable Games From 2016 Rivalry Week

There is nothing better than a deep rivalry paired with football.

The second-to-last week of regular season college football, also known as rivalry week, graced viewers with football heaven this past weekend. The College Football Playoff looming above the heads of athletes and coaches has amplified these rivalries to the point where even newborns are gifted from birth. The result? A weekend dedicated to sitting on the edge of your seat and waking up the next morning to a lost voice.

1. Ohio State vs. Michigan (30-27)

Where do I begin? Fourth-and-1, six seconds left with overtime looming overhead—the first in Ohio State vs. Michigan's 113-game rivalry. On-field scuffles, overtime and then double overtime later. Ohio State came out victorious this year and Michigan may be out of playoff contention. Harbaugh may disagree with the call prior to the final play, which allowed a first down, but we'll see what the selection committee officially decides.

2. Penn State vs. Michigan State (45-12)

This game may have been predictable, but Penn State winning the Big Ten East was not. Penn State's 2-2 start this season and losing 49-10 to Michigan did not strike me as potential title-winner material. Penn had a 35-0 lead in the first half alone, while the Spartans are losing what got them to the College Football Playoffs just last season. On the bright side, Penn State is regaining its balance and it's a joy to watch.

3. Kentucky vs. Louisville (41-38)

Lamar Jackson, Heisman-favorite, ended the game breaking Howard Stevens' 1,429 rushing yard mark while also breaking Deshaun Watson's previous record for single-season touchdown record within the ACC. A 47-yard field goal with 12 seconds left in the game was what determined the fate. Jackson threw three interceptions, which hopefully does not affect his Heisman Trophy race.

4. Alabama vs. Auburn (30-12)

Although not a huge surprise, you can't help but feel some form of satisfaction when Alabama wins (maybe due to the fact that Nick Saban is one of the greatest college football coaches in history). Auburn was first on the board with a field goal, however 20 minutes into the game they still hadn't gotten a first down. Alabama led 13-9 at halftime and is unlikely to shift from their No. 1 ranking.

5. Florida State vs. Florida (31-13)

Dalvin Cook joined Sammie Smith, who in 1988 also had three consecutive 100-yard games against UF. UF was 0-12 for third down efficiency and has not had an offensive touchdown against FSU since the two played in 2014. Great game for the Seminoles, but for the Gators this is just a warning for a possible repeat of how they ended last year.

6. USF vs. UCF (48-31)

GO BULLS (although this was no surprise). The War On I-4 ended with USF extending the longest active streak of games with 30-plus points (at 16 games currently) and the Bulls ending their season with a record of 10-2. UCF led two minutes into the game, but Marlon Mack returned with two running touchdowns accompanied by Juwuan Brown's 22-yard fumble return.

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Frat boys are a species of their own and here are some exciting gifts they will be ecstatic to receive!


What more do frat boys love than alcohol, partying, and just acting stupid? Here are some gifts that help fulfill all of those needs for the frat boy in your life!

1. Beer holster belt

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3. Animal house poster 

This Animal House poster is a classic staple for any frat boy. This poster will compliment any frat house decor or lack thereof.

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4. The American Fraternity book

Does the frat boy in your life need a good read for Thanksgiving or winter break? Look no farther, this will certainly keep his attention and give him a history lesson on American fraternity heritage and tradition.

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5. Beer pong socks 

These snazzy socks featuring beer pong will be loved by any frat boy. As for the way to any frat boy's heart may, in fact, be beer pong.

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6. Condom case

This condom carrying case will not only protect condoms from damage but also make frat boys more inclined to practice safe sex, which is a win-win situation!

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8. "Frat" sticker

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This fanny pack can absolutely be rocked by any frat boy. The built-in koozie adds a nice touch.

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13. Frat House Dr. Sign

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14. Beer Lights 

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Urban Meyer has announced his retirement but will it last this time?


Last Tuesday Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer announced that he will retire from the team after the Rose Bowl against Washington. Meyer who had a record of 82-9 with three bowl wins including a national championship and was also undefeated against arch-rival Michigan. Meyer also announced that offensive coordinator Ryan Day who served as the interim head coach during Meyer's suspension earlier this season would become the new head coach.

The timing of the announcement has been somewhat of a surprise but anyone who has followed the Buckeye's season and the last couple of months of Meyer could see the writing on the wall. With everything that had happened with the handling of the firing of Zach Smith and how poorly Meyer came away looking had some people calling for his job right then and there. But Meyer's health was also taking a toll on him this season.

Since 2014, he has been battling a cyst in his brain where he will get extremely intense headaches at any moment. This year more than others, Meyer was visibly showing how much pain he was going through. Meyer mentioned in his press conference that he had first thought about retiring due to his health in a game last season against Penn State.

Now Meyer has officially retired and will ride off into the sunset. Or will he?

This isn't the first time Meyer has considered calling it quits, and when he did it never lasted very long. Meyer had first resigned at Florida back in 2009 after a loss in the SEC championship to Alabama citing a medical scare and that he wanted to spend more time with his family. But Meyer ended up returning to coach the Gators for the 2010 season, leading them to an 8-5 record and then retiring — seemingly for good — at the completion of that season. Yet two seasons later Meyer takes the job at his alma mater Ohio State and now here we are.

To be candid about the whole situation, I don't think this retirement stint will last very long either. I don't know the extent or possible treatment for Meyer's medical condition but what was evident throughout this season was that he needed some time off. After that, I think that he will be right back in the mix looking to coach again. Look he's only 54 years old and has won at every place he's gone too. As much as I hate to say it, Urban Meyer is a damn good coach and if (let's be honest "when") there will be multiple schools or maybe even professional teams knocking on his door.

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