Illinois State crushes Belmont, 23-5

FACEBOOK GAMEDAY GALLERY: Illinois State 23, Belmont 5 SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2016 Photos by Kendall Webb NASHVILLE – The Illinois State Redbirds bounced back in a big way after Friday’s 7-5 season-opening loss to the Belmont Bruins. The visitors jumped out to an 8-0 lead after just three innings en route to a 23-5 blowout over the Bruins at E.S. Rose Park. Illinois State pounded out 25 hits in the…

February 20, 2016
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February 19: This Date in American Football History

Everyday RoadTripSports.com celebrates the past, present and future of college football including birthdays, deaths, and important games and events that have occurred in the past through our daily feature This Date in American Football History. Get to know the legends of college football – the sport’s greatest heroes including players and coaches, and relive some of the greatest plays and moments in the game’s history. Then be sure to check out our Legends Library for historical profiles on…

February 19, 2016
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Indiana blasts Middle Tennessee, 14-4

FACEBOOK GAMEDAY GALLERY: Indiana 14, Middle Tennessee 4 FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2016 Photos by Kendall Webb MURFREESBORO, Tenn. –Indiana’s Kyle Hart settled down after a rocky start to lead his Hoosiers to a 14-4 victory at Middle Tennessee in the 2016 season opener for both squads. Hart allowed the first three batters he faced to reach base on a hit by pitch, a walk and infield single before rallying to…

February 19, 2016
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This Week in College Baseball (February 19-22)

The NCAA Division I college baseball season gets underway Friday, February 19, 2016, with the Vanderbilt Commodores holding down the No. 1 slot in the first RoadTripSports.com College Baseball Top 30 rankings. Vanderbilt and Virginia have each advanced to the College World Series final in each of the past two years with the Commodores winning the 2014 series while the Cavaliers returned the favor last year. Both teams figure to…

February 19, 2016
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February 18: This Date in American Football History

Everyday RoadTripSports.com celebrates the past, present and future of American football including birthdays, deaths, and important games and events that have occurred in the past through our daily feature This Date in American Football History. Get to know the legends of American football – the sport’s greatest heroes including players and coaches, and relive some of the greatest plays and moments in the game’s history. Then be sure to check out our Legends Library for historical profiles on…

February 18, 2016
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February 17: Celebrating American football’s past

Legendary Tennessee coach Robert Neyland was born on this date in 1892. Neyland served three separate stints as the head coach of the Volunteers beginning with a nine-year run from 1926-1934 followed by two shorter tenures from 1936-1940 and 1946-1952. In all, Neyland was the head coach of the Vols for 21 seasons, and he is credited with leading Tennessee to four national championships in 1938, 1940, 1950 and 1951….

February 17, 2016
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February 16: Celebrating American football’s past and present

According to the College Football Data Warehouse, the California Golden Bears notched the first win in school history on this date in 1883. We’ve been unable to confirm for certain or to find any details about the game, but according to CFDW, the Golden Bears first took the field in 1882, possibly on December 9, losing to the Phoenix (CA) Athletic Club by a score of 1-0 before managing a tie…

February 16, 2016
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February 15: Celebrating American football’s history

Earl “Red” Blaik was born on this date in 1897. Blaik played three seasons for Miami (OH) from 1915-1917 before moving on the United States Military Academy in West Point for his final two seasons in 1918-1919. He eventually earned Third-Team All-American honors while playing for the Cadets. Blaik eventually entered the coaching profession serving as an assistant back at Miami (OH) for two years (1924-1925) before spending one season…

February 15, 2016
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President’s Day Football Celebration

Football has remained an important touchstone for numerous U.S. presidents over the years. (PUBLISHER’S NOTE: The following release is presented in its entirety from the National Football Foundation.) IRVING, Texas – Whether they played football, served as a football manager or merely understood the role of football in developing young men who play the sport, numerous U.S. presidents have paid tribute to the gridiron over the years. In honor of…

February 15, 2016
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February 14: Celebrating American football’s past

Valentine’s Day has a lot of historical connections to great players and coaches starting in 1913 with the birth of Ohio State legend Woody Hayes. Hayes played college football as a tackle at Denison from 1933-1935, and after a stint as a high school coach followed by his naval service in World War II, he returned to coach his alma mater from 1946-1948. It was the first stop in a 30-plus…

February 14, 2016
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