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UB Basketball:

Bulls Open MAC Play With 61-45 Win At Akron - Buffalo Athletics
AKRON, OH – The University at Buffalo women's basketball team won its third consecutive game on Wednesday night, defeating Akron in its MAC opener, 61-45, at Rhodes Arena. The Bulls improve to 8-6 on the season and win their MAC opener for the first time since the 2007-08 season.

Bulls begin MAC play with a bang - University at Buffalo - The Buffalo News
The University at Buffalo women's basketball team opened its Mid-American Conference season with an impressive 61-45 win at Akron on Wednesday night.

The Mac Daily - Major coverage for a major conference.
It was only one night but Buffalo looks like it could play spoiler in the MAC East. The Bulls came to play on Wednesday and got a big win over Akron. If UB can do that come MAC Tournament time then watch out.

NCAA Coaching (Something Hokey going on at Michigan?)

Brief Comment: These two show the divide between Op-Ed guys (aka Bloggers) and institution media. Two *totally* different takes on Hoke at Michigan:

Brady Hoke fits the bill as a top candidate for U-M job | | The Detroit News
It's that last point which explains why Hoke, 52, is considered prime-time material as athletic director Dave Brandon hunts for a coach to replace the fired Rich Rodriguez.

Brady Hoke Presents Resume: A Mixture of Abject Failure, Punctuated Successes and Unexpected Zombie Resuscitations - Maize n Brew
Some people think he is a great college football coach and nothing to worry about. I think such ideas are preposterous. They are the cranial productions of blind fools who do not understand college football and offer no evidence to support their views.

NCAA Football

Dan Wetzel's Death to the BCS Playoff Plan Could Be a Winner | By Allen Barra -
If you care about football, you're going to be watching the No. 1-ranked Auburn Tigers play the No. 2-ranked Oregon Ducks for the national championship Monday. It should be a great match-up: The Tigers are led by quarterback Cam Newton, the overwhelming winner of this year's Heisman Trophy, while the Ducks are paced by star running back LaMichael James. If the game doesn't produce at least 80 points, some ticket holders may ask for their money back. Not to temper your enjoyment, but while you're watching, consider what might have been. Fans could have gorged on as many as 14 more games just as good as Auburn and Oregon, and all of them more significant than the plethora of postseason bowls—if college football had a playoff system.

The Little Blue-Chip Recruiting Handbook - ESPN
A Collection of Recruiting Wisdom by ESPNU 150 Blue-Chippers for Blue-Chippers (with some help from their coaches)