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College Football 2016 Countdown

College Football 2013Anticipation coupled with excitement has left college football fans with a rush of adrenaline as they count down to the opening of the 2016-2017 season.

The official start of the NCAA 2016 college football season will kickoff at 10:00 pm, on Friday, Aug. 26., when California takes on Hawaii at the ANZ Stadium in Sydney, Australia.

On Thursday September 01, is when the real excitement begins with 16 games on the slate.  Then on Friday, Sept. 2, there are 11 more games.

Odds makers have already started dishing out their latest sports betting tips, as the chomp at the bit to get the ball rolling. Sports analyst as well as armchair quarterbacks have begun predicting the road to the national championship and fans throughout the country are gearing up for all the college tailgating traditions in hopes that their team “goes all the way.”  Who knows what’s to come…but there’s one thing for sure….there will be lots of cheering in the end zone!  TOUCHDOWN!

See Week One College Football Schedule Here

Final Four Winners North Carolina, Villanova

Roy Willams NCAA

 

The 2016 NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Tournament will involve 68 teams playing in a single-elimination tournament to determine the national champion of men’s NCAA Division I college basketball.

The 78th edition involves 68 teams playing in a single-elimination tournament to determine the national champion of men’s NCAA Division I college basketball.

Former Tar Hill Coach Bill Guthridge Dies at 77

Bill Guthridge former UNC Tar Heels CoachThe Tar Hill Nation is mourning the loss of former UNC head basketball coach Bill Guthridge who died at his home on May 12, 2015 after an extended illness, alongside his family.

Guthridge gained national recognition serving as Dean Smith’s assistant for 30 years.

Guthridge became head coach when Smith suddenly retired as head basketball coach before the 1997-98 season.

In his three seasons as head coach he led the Tar Heels to the NCAA Final Four twice.  He retired in 2000 from his UNC coaching position in

He was 77.

UConn’s Shabazz Napier Shares Story of Hunger

Shabazz Napier U ConnShabazz Napier, point guard for The University of Connecticut men’s basketball team, understands why Northwestern’s athletes are attempting to unionize after spending several nights going to bed ‘starving’ because he can’t afford a meal.

Last month, the National Labor Relations Board ruled that football players at Northwestern have the right to form the first ever labor union in college sports. 

However the ruling doesn’t apply to students at public universities like UConn, as public schools are governed by state labor laws.

‘We as student athletes get utilized for what we do so well. We are definitely blessed to get a scholarship to our universities, but at the end of the day, that doesn’t cover everything,’ Napier told reporters at the CT Mirror. ‘We do have hungry nights that we don’t have enough money to get food and sometimes money is needed. I think, you know, Northwestern has an idea, and we’ll see where it goes.’

Should state law proved to be a barrier for Connecticut’s college athletes to form unions at public schools, State Rep. Patricia Dillon said she would propose legislation to allow for their unionization.

‘We shouldn’t be preventing them. They should have that voice,’ Dillon said. ‘If state law is the barrier, then we should remove it. It should be up to the players.’

Dillon may not have a chance to introduce a bill this year as only four weeks remain in the legislative session.Read more here

NCAA Men’s Final Four Information

NCAA Official Final Four Information

Final Four Information

AT&T STADIUM
AT&T Stadium, opened in 2009 as home to the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys, is located in Arlington, Texas – approximately halfway between Dallas and Fort Worth. In addition to being home to the NFL team, the venue has hosted the Cotton Bowl Classic every year since 2010. The 2013 NCAA South Regional was also played at the stadium, along with the Big 12 Football Championship Game in 2009 and 2010 plus selected regular-season college football and basketball contests. On the professional level, AT&T Stadium has hosted Super Bowl XLV and the 2010 NBA All-Star Game.

At the time it opened, the venue was home to the world’s largest high-definition video display, with a screen that extends from 20-yard line to 20-yard line on the football field. It is the world’s largest column-free interior stadium and has the largest domed roof in the world (660,800 square feet). The Statue of Liberty could stand on the star in the middle of the football field and the roof could close and never touch her flame.

TRANSPORTATION & PARKING
The Cowboys have created a transportation and parking plan designed to keep the traffic moving, make it easy to park, and ensure safety as fans make their way into the stadium.

While traveling to and from games, all drivers are encouraged to follow the directions of traffic police.

Security Policies
Transportation
Parking Map
Interactive Parking Site