6SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr I went to Penn State, along with my wife. We’re huge fans.The 1994 Penn State football team was one of the best ever. But back then, there wasn’t a playoff system. We were ranked #2, and we had to play in the Rose Bowl. Nebraska was ranked #1, and they had to play in the Orange Bowl. Both teams won their game, and Nebraska won the national championship.Was all that drama a big deal? Nope. But for Penn State fans, that season tends to come up when we gather and chew the fat about the “good ole days.”Fast forward many years later to my honeymoon.Mandy and I were in Estes Park, Colorado,just outside Rocky Mountain National Park. When travelling, I like to buy a t-shirt from the local college football team. A local suggested a sports store called “Big Red.”Upon entering, I was confused. There was nothing there but Nebraska gear. I mean, the entire store was Nebraska Cornhusker gear, and nothing more. continue reading »
University of Wisconsin football starting cornerback Derrick Tindal will undergo minor surgery on his right hand this week according to UW officials, as reported by the Wisconsin State Journal. Though the good news for Badger fans is that the junior is not expected to be sidelined for UW’s next game against No. 2 Ohio State University on Oct. 15.Tindal has been a force in the Badgers secondary this season, as well as a major contributor to Wisconsin’s immense success on defensive side of the ball.The junior cornerback is on pace to have a career season in 2016. Despite coming into this year without a single interception on his Wisconsin résumé, Tindal has already recorded three picks through only five games this season. Two of which came as key contributions in both of Wisconsin’s victories over top 10 opponents then-No. 5 Louisiana State University and then-No. 8 Michigan State University.In last weekend’s 14-7 loss to No. 4 University of Michigan, Tindal’s most recent interception was one of the key factors for setting up Wisconsin’s only touchdown.Football: Wolverines edge Badgers in defensive battle 14-7 in Ann ArborThe No. 8 University of Wisconsin (4-1, 1-1 Big Ten) football team fell 14-7 to No. 4 University of Michigan Read…Tindal capitalized on a mistake by Wolverines quarterback Wilton Speight halfway through the third quarter when he intercepted the ball and returned it 46 yards to switch the field for the Badgers.Only five plays later, redshirt freshman quarterback Alex Hornibrook connected with running back Dare Ogunbowale on a 17-yard touchdown pass to put Wisconsin on the board and even things up with the Wolverines 7-7.In his three seasons of action for the Badgers, Tindal has seen minutes in 29 games overall and recorded 57 total tackles.Unfortunately for the Badgers, Tindal’s injury is only the most recent one on a what has become a laundry list of health issues. In last week alone, UW learned star senior outside linebacker Vince Biegel would be out for 2-4 weeks due to foot surgery and starting kicker Rafael Gaglianone would have to be shutdown for the rest of the season with a back injury.Football: Biegel to miss 2-4 weeks after surgery to repair fractured bone in footFifth-year senior linebacker Vince Biegel is expected to miss 2-4 weeks after having minor surgery Thursday night to mend a Read…With the daunting number of injuries the Badgers have already suffered, Wisconsin can’t afford to lose any more production from veteran talent like Tindal. Especially, if the Badgers are going to have any chance at upsetting the second-ranked team in the nation at Camp Randall Stadium when the Buckeyes come to town in two weeks.