Year: 2018

Lehigh Football 2018 Season In Review: Disappointing Season Salvaged At End Of Year With 4th Straight Over Lafayette

In November, the Mountain Hawks seemed to figure out some of the answers to their questions just in time to win two of their final three games, and in so doing having retiring head coach Andy Coen tie Bill Leckonby for the all-time head coaching wins record at Lehigh.

College Sports Journal Sagarin High-Major Men’s Basketball Top 25–Dec. 30

Below are the Top 25 High-Major rankings based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending Dec. 30. The High-Major conferences will include AAC, A-10, Conference USA, Mountain West, West Coast, and Missouri Valley conferences. Sagarin rankings provide the only rankings that actually ranks all Division I schools but our rankings will show just the High Major […]

College Sports Journal Sagarin Mid-Major Men’s Basketball Top 25–Dec. 30

Below are the Top 25 Mid-Major rankings based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending Dec. 30. The Mid-Major conferences will include America East, Atlantic Sun, Big Sky, Big South, Big West, Colonial, Horizon, Independents, Ivy, Metro Atlantic, Mid-American, Mid-Eastern, Northeast, Ohio Valley, Patriot, Southern, Southland, Southwestern, Summit, Sun Belt, and Western Athletic conferences. Sagarin rankings […]

CSJ 2018 Military Bowl Preview: Cincinnati vs. Virginia Tech, How to Watch and Fearless Predictions

Cincinnati vs. Virginia Tech (Military Bowl) When: Monday, December 31, 12:00 PM EST Where: Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, Annapolis, Md. TV/Streaming: ESPN, WatchESPN (subscription req’d) Cincinnati Bearcats (3rd, AAC East, 10-2, 6-2) The Bearcats went 4-8 last season in Coach Luke Fickell’s first season and were picked to finish in the middle of the pack in the AAC […]

CSJ 2018 Arizona Bowl Preview: Arkansas State vs. Nevada, How to Watch and Fearless Predictions

Arkansas State is playing in a bowl for an eighth straight season– the third longest streak in the Group of 5 and ranks 15th in the nation among all FBS programs. Overall, this is the 16th bowl in the program’s history and own a 7-7-1 record all-time.

CSJ 2018 Independence Bowl Preview: Temple vs. Duke, How to Watch and Fearless Predictions

Temple vs. Duke (Independence Bowl) When: Thursday, December 27, 1:30 PM EST Where: Independence Stadium, Shreveport, La. TV/Streaming: ESPN, WatchESPN (subscription req’d) Temple Owls (2nd, AAC East, 8-4, 7-1) Temple recovered from a 2-3 start to finish its last seven games with a 6-1 mark. The only loss in that span came in a 52-40 game against […]

CSJ 2018 First Responder Bowl Preview: Boise State vs. Boston College, How to Watch and Fearless Predictions

Boston College comes in here at 7-5 on the season. The Eagles have taken out UMass, Holy Cross, Wake, Temple, Louisville, Miami FL and Virginia Tech but fallen to Purdue, NC State, Clemson, Florida State and Syracuse.

Group of Five 2018-19 Bowl Week 2 Recap & Highlights

Nine bowl games involving Group of Five teams occurred before Christmas from Dec. 18 through Dec. 22. Army was the big record breaker this week in gaining its 11th win and did it record fashion with its most points and biggest margin of victory in its 70-14 win over Houston. Below are recaps and video […]

College Sports Journal Sagarin High-Major Men’s Basketball Top 25–Dec. 22

Below are the Top 25 High-Major rankings based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending Dec. 22. The High-Major conferences will include AAC, A-10, Conference USA, Mountain West, West Coast, and Missouri Valley conferences. Sagarin rankings provide the only rankings that actually ranks all Division I schools but our rankings will show just the High Major […]

College Sports Journal Sagarin Mid-Major Men’s Basketball Top 25–Dec. 22

Below are the Top 25 Mid-Major rankings based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending Dec. 22. The Mid-Major conferences will include America East, Atlantic Sun, Big Sky, Big South, Big West, Colonial, Horizon, Independents, Ivy, Metro Atlantic, Mid-American, Mid-Eastern, Northeast, Ohio Valley, Patriot, Southern, Southland, Southwestern, Summit, Sun Belt, and Western Athletic conferences. Sagarin rankings […]

CSJ 2018 Hawai’i Bowl Preview: Hawai’i vs. Louisiana Tech, How to Watch and Fearless Predictions

Hawai’i vs. Louisiana Tech (Hawai’i Bowl) When: Saturday, December 22, 19:30 PM EST Where: Aloha Stadium, Honolulu, HI TV/Streaming: ESPN, WatchESPN (subscription req’d) Hawai’i Rainbow Warriors (T-2nd, Mountain West West, 8-5, 5-3) Hawai’i is making its eighth SoFi Hawai‘i Bowl appearance and second in the last three years. This is their 12th overall bowl overall. Hawai‘i […]

CSJ 2018 Dollar General Bowl Preview: Troy vs. Buffalo, How To Watch and Fearless Predicition

Troy vs. Buffalo (Dollar General Bowl) When: Saturday, December 22, 7:00 PM EST Where: Ladd-Peebles Stadium, Mobile, Ala. TV/Streaming: ESPN, WatchESPN (subscription req’d) Troy Trojans (T-1st SBC East, 9-3, 7-1) The Trojans has been one of the most powerful Group of Five teams in the country under coach Neal Brown in recent years. In his four seasons, […]

CSJ 2018 Birmingham Bowl Preview Memphis vs. Wake Forest, How to Watch and Fearless Predictions

The best way to describe the 2018 Memphis Tiger football team would be High Event. The Tigers scored 43.6 points per game on offense, but also allowed 31.5 points per game on defense. Every game was a party in the end zone.

CSJ 2018 Gasparilla Bowl Preview: Marshall vs. South Florida, How To Watch and Fearless Predictions

Marshall vs. South Florida (Gasparilla Bowl) When: Thursday, December 20, 8:00 PM EST Where: Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Fla. TV/Streaming: ESPN, WatchESPN (subscription req’d) Marshall Thundering Herd (T-2nd C-USA East, 8-4, 6-2) The Thundering Herd earned a bowl bid thanks to a defense that is giving up just 336.9 yards per game (No. 3 in C-USA), 4.77 […]

CSJ Men’s Hoops Preview: Wofford at Mississippi State, How to Watch and Fearless Prediction

This is a game for those who love long-distance shooting. Mississippi State has connected on 45 three-pointers during its last three games highlighted by a program single-game record 19 treys during the Clemson game on Dec. 8. The Bulldogs have hit 10 or more treys in three straight games on five occasions since the 2004-05 season.

CSJ 2018 Frisco Bowl Preview: Ohio vs. San Diego State, How To Watch and Fearless Predictions

Ohio vs. San Diego State (Frisco Bowl) When: Wednesday, December 18, 8:00 PM EST Where: Toyota Stadium, Frisco, Tex. TV/Streaming: ESPN, WatchESPN (subscription req’d) Ohio Bobcats (T-2nd MAC East, 8-4, 6-2) The Bobcats are 8-4, but they’ve been competitive in most of their losses, as they fell to Cincinnati, Northern Illinois and Miami (Ohio) by a combined […]

CSJ 2018 Boca Raton Preview: UAB vs. Northern Illinois, How To Watch and Fearless Predictions

UAB vs. Northern Illinois (Boca Raton Bowl) When: Tuesday, December 18, 7:00 PM EST Where: FAU Stadium, Boca Raton, Fla. TV/Streaming: ESPN, WatchESPN (subscription req’d) UAB Blazers (1st C-USA West, 10-3, 7-1) Two years after failing to field a team, UAB went 10-3 and won the Conference USA Championship to set up a matchup with […]

College Sports Journal Sagarin High-Major Men’s Basketball Top 25–Dec. 16

Just to recap what we stated last week, we will split the two other sections this way of a High-Major and a Mid-Major and provide two separate polls. The High-Major conferences will include AAC, A-10, Conference USA, Mountain West, West Coast, and Missouri Valley conferences. The Mid-Major conferences will include America East, Atlantic Sun, Big Sky, Big […]

College Sports Journal Sagarin Mid-Major Men’s Basketball Top 25–Dec. 16

Just to recap what we stated last week, we will split the two other sections this way of a High-Major and a Mid-Major and provide two separate polls. The High-Major conferences will include AAC, A-10, Conference USA, Mountain West, West Coast, and Missouri Valley conferences. The Mid-Major conferences will include America East, Atlantic Sun, Big Sky, Big […]

CSJ Men’s Hoops Preview, Davidson at Wake Forest, How to Watch and Fearless Prediction

The Wildcats will be hoping to put Saturday’s loss behind them as they take on a solid ACC opponent. Despite being separated by just 65 miles, Davidson and Wake Forest haven’t met on the hardwood since the Wildcats’ 54-49 overtime win on Feb. 2, 2000 at Belk Arena.

Group of Five 2018-19 Bowl Day 1 Recap & Highlights

Five bowl games involving Group of Five schools kicked off the bowl season on Dec. 15. Mountain West champion Fresno State and Sun Belt champion Appalachian State were both in action and both won their games rather easily. Utah State and Tulane were big winners in their games. But the game of the day was […]

FCS Playoffs: Barriere, Eastern Washington Rout Maine 50-19 for a Ticket to the National Title Game

CHENEY, Wash.— Eric Barriere threw seven touchdown passes as third seeded Eastern Washington beat seventh seeded Maine 50-19 in the semifinals of the Division I FCS playoffs, to advance to the national title game for the second time in the school’s history. The Eagles broke a three-game losing streak in playoff semifinal games. “We were […]

CSJ 2018 New Orleans Bowl Preview: Appalachian State vs. Middle Tennessee State, How To Watch and Fearless Predictions

Appalachian State vs. Middle Tennessee State (New Orleans Bowl) When: Saturday, December 15, 9:00 PM EST Where: Superdome, New Orleans, La. TV/Streaming: ESPN, WatchESPN (subscription req’d) Appalachian State Mountaineers (1st Sun Belt East, 10-2, 7-1) App State lost to Penn State in overtime in Happy Valley to open the season before winning 10 of its […]

CSJ 2018 Camellia Bowl Preview: Georgia Southern vs. Eastern Michigan, How To Watch and Fearless Predictions

Georgia Southern vs. Eastern Michigan (Camellia Bowl) When: Saturday, December 15, 5:30 PM EST Where: Cramton Bowl, Montgomery, AL TV/Streaming: ESPN, WatchESPN (subscription req’d) Georgia Southern Eagles (3rd Sun Belt East, 9-3, 6-2) After finishing with a 2-10 record in 2017, Georgia Southern excelled in a full season under Chad Lunsford in 2018 with a […]

FCS Playoffs: Stick, North Dakota State Beats South Dakota State, 44-21 to Advance to National Title Game

FARGO, N.D.—Quarterback Easton Stick rushed for 147 yards and three touchdowns with another passing touchdown to lead top seeded North Dakota State over fifth seeded South Dakota State 44-21 in the semifinals of the NCAA Division I Football Championship in front of 18,286 was on hand at Gate City Bank Field at the Fargodome. Playing […]

CSJ 2018 New Mexico Bowl Preview: Utah State vs. North Texas, How To Watch and Fearless Predictions

Utah State vs. North Texas (New Mexico Bowl) When: Saturday, December 15, 2:00 PM EST Where: Dreamstyle Stadium, Albuquerque, N.M. TV/Streaming: ESPN / Watch ESPN Utah State Aggies (T-1st MWC Mountain, 10-2, 7-1) Utah State has seen one head coach leave and another get hired with Gary Anderson the new man in charge in Logan. Caught in the midst […]

CSJ 2018 Las Vegas Bowl Preview: Arizona State vs. Fresno State, How To Watch and Fearless Predictions

The Sun Devils will come into this game ready to play and looking for the win. They wont be happy to just be in a bowl because as their coach Herm Edwards once famously said, “you play to win the game.”

CSJ FCS Semifinal FCS Playoff Preview: Maine at Eastern Washington, How To Watch and Fearless Predictions

The Black Bears will need a much better offensive game against a tougher Eastern Washington team and they are going to have to match their defensive pressure to keep Eric Barriere uncomfortable and in the pocket.

CSJ 2018 Semifinal FCS Playoff Preview: South Dakota State at North Dakota State, How to Watch and Fearless Predictions

South Dakota State is exactly where it was last year in a semifinal round game. This year’s road contest is one that the Jackrabbits know well–just up I-29 to Fargo to play Dakota Marker rival North Dakota State.

CSJ 2018 Cure Bowl Preview: Tulane vs. Louisiana-Lafayette, How To Watch and Fearless Predictions

Louisiana-Lafayette heads to the AutoNation Cure Bowl to face the Tulane Green Wave for what will be the second bowl game matchup with the New Orleans based school and third meeting in five years.

CSJ 2018 Celebration Bowl Preview: North Carolina A&T vs. Alcorn State, How To Watch and Fearless Predictions

It’s becoming a habit for Aggie fans, trips to Atlanta in mid-December. That’s because North Carolina A&T is once again competing in the Celebration Bowl. In it’s four year history, this will be the third time the Aggies are the MEAC representative. The two other times they came to Atlanta, in 2015 and 2017, they won.

College Sports Journal Sagarin Mid-Major Men’s Basketball Top 25–Dec. 9

Just to recap what we stated last week, we will split the two other sections this way of a High-Major and a Mid-Major and provide two separate polls. The High-Major conferences will include AAC, A-10, Conference USA, Mountain West, West Coast, and Missouri Valley conferences. The Mid-Major conferences will include America East, Atlantic Sun, Big Sky, Big […]

College Sports Journal Sagarin High-Major Men’s Basketball Top 25–Dec. 9

Just to recap what we stated last week, we will split the two other sections this way of a High-Major and a Mid-Major and provide two separate polls. The High-Major conferences will include AAC, A-10, Conference USA, Mountain West, West Coast, and Missouri Valley conferences. The Mid-Major conferences will include America East, Atlantic Sun, Big Sky, Big […]

FCS Playoffs: Barriere, McPherson Combine To Have Eastern Washington Outlast UC Davis, 34-29

Trailing 21-14, Eastern Washington scored twice within a less than three minute span to pull ahead and ultimately prevail 34-29 over Big Sky conferencemate UC Davis in a frenzied fourth quarter of FCS Playoff action.

FCS Playoffs: Christion, Jackrabbits Outlast And Outgrind Kennesaw State, Prevail 27-17

South Dakota State surged to a 20-3 lead, and had to withstand a late Kennesaw State surge behind backup quarterback Daniel David, but late in the fourth quarter the Jackrabbits were able to close out a thrilling semifinal with a 27-17 victory.

FCS Playoffs: Stick, Stout Defense Lead Top Seeded North Dakota State to a Shutout of Colgate, 35-0

Top seeded North Dakota State advanced to their eighth straight Division I FCS semifinals with a 35-0 win over eighth seeded Colgate before 16,404 fans at Gate City Bank Field at the Fargodome.

FCS Playoffs: Turnovers and Stingy Defense Lead Maine over Weber State, 23-18

Seventh seeded Maine’s national championship run continued with its Division I FCS quarterfinals win over two-seeded Weber State 23-18 in front of 7,726 in attendance at Stewart Stadium.

CSJ Men’s Hoops Preview, Nevada vs. Arizona State (Basketball Hall of Fame Classic), How To Watch and Fearless Prediction

Winners of eight in a row to start the season for the second year in a row, the No. 6 Wolf Pack plays its second Pac-12 foe in a row in No. 20 Arizona State at STAPLES Center in the Basketball Hall of Fame Classic in Los Angeles on Friday.

CSJ 2018 Quarterfinal FCS Playoff Preview: UC Davis at Eastern Washington, How To Watch and Fearless Predictions

A rematch between Big Sky Conference teams will take place this Saturday when the Eastern Washington University football team hosts UC Davis in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision Playoffs.

CSJ 2018 Quarterfinal FCS Playoff Preview: South Dakota State at Kennesaw State, How to Watch and Fearless Predictions

Kennesaw State’s dream season continues as they reach the FCS Playoff quarterfinals for the second straight year. Unlike last year, however, when the Owls had to make a trip to Huntsville, Texas to play Sam Houston State, this time out they will be hosting one of the perennial powers of the Missouri Valley Football Conference, South Dakota State.

CSJ 2018 Quarterfinal FCS Playoff Preview: Colgate at North Dakota State, How to Watch and Fearless Predictions

(8) Colgate at (1) North Dakota State When: Saturday, December 8, 11:00 AM CST Where: Gate City Bank Field at the Fargo Dome TV/Streaming: ESPN, Watch ESPN Colgate Raiders (10-1) Hamilton, N.Y Patriot League Enrollment: 2,922 FCS Sagarin Rating: 105 (10 in FCS) How They Got Here: See the game report on how Colgate won its first playoff game against […]

CSJ 2018 Quarterfinal FCS Playoff Preview: Maine at Weber State, How to Watch and Fearless Predictions

(7) Maine at (2) Weber State When: Friday, December 7, 8:00 PM Where: Stewart Stadium, Ogden, UT TV/Streaming: ESPN2, WatchESPN (subscription req’d) Maine Black Bears Orono, Maine Colonial Athletic Association Enrollment: 8,677 FCS Sagarin Rating: 25 How They Got Here: Maine got 4 first half touchdown passes from Chris Ferguson to lead 42-14 at the […]