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Posts Tagged ‘Iowa State.’

Ohio State gets #2 seed in West Regional; plays Iona on Friday

Sam Thompson has been emerging lately for the Buckeyes

The Ohio State Buckeyes, who did the improbable, won their final five games of the season and then the Big Ten Tournament championship is heading to the NCAA and will only have to travel 85 miles to play.

The Buckeyes will travel to Southwest Ohio and play at the University of Dayton Arena against the Gaels of Iona.

The games in the West Region, will be Friday and Sunday.

Other matchups include, Indiana vs. the winner of the Long Island University/James Madison, NC State vs. Temple and  Notre Dame vs. Iowa State.

Aaron Craft will lead the Buckeyes on offense and defense

PHOTOS COURTESY OF JASON MOWRY PHOTOGRAPHY

The Griffey legacy continues with Trey playing college football

 

Ken Griffey Jr's son Trey heading to play for the Arizona Wildcats (photo by Rdikeman via wikipedia commons)

Everybody knows that the baseball Griffeys, Ken Sr. and Ken Jr. were great players.

Well, fans of that family probably was wondering if there was another on the way to pro baseball.

No, but there is one who could be headed to the NFL but first, he’ll play at the University of Arizona.

Trey Griffey, grandson of Ken Sr. and son of Ken Jr. has made an oral commitment to play football for the Wildcats.

Being selecting to play in Tucson, Trey was recruited by Arizona State, Iowa State, Michigan State and Washington State.

Last season for Dr. Phillips High School in Orlando, Florida, Trey caught 74 passes for 970 yards and as a wide receiver.

Just like his dad, he is tall at 6’2 and weighs 190 pounds.

 

Info compiled from staff, Radio & Recruiting news

PINSTRIPE BOWL preview: Iowa State, Rutgers play at Yankee Stadium today at 3:20 pm ET on ESPN

 

(courtesy of bowl via wikipedia commons)

The new Yankee Stadium will be the scene of the 2011 version of the Pinstripe Bowl which has Iowa State (6-6) against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights (8-4).

The Pinstripe Bowl is nothing new to Rutgers. They beat Army last year and returns after losing its chance of a BCS game and a share of the Big East title after losing to Connecticut in the season finale.

Iowa State is a dangerous team who can score points. The Cyclones scored 44 on Iowa, 41  at Texas Tech and 37 against Oklahoma State.

The Scarlet Knights have won four straight bowl games and are led by WR Mohamed Sanu, who at 6’2, 215-pounds set a new Big East record for receptions in a season with 109 for 1,144 yards and seven touchdowns.

 

Info compiled from Iowa State University & Rutgers University

INDEPENDENCE BOWL PREVIEW: Missouri vs. North Carolina, today at 5 P.M. ET ESPN

 

(courtesy of Bowl via wikipedia commons)

The 2011 Advocare Independence Bowl in Shreveport, Louisiana, will pit a pair of 7-5 teams against each other.

The Missouri Tigers of the Big 12 Conference against the North Carolina Tar Heels of the Atlantic Coast Conference.

The 2010 game had Air Force playing Georgia Tech. The Falcons beat the Yellow Jackets, 17-14.

The Tar Heels are playing in its fourth consecutive bowl game, the school’s longest streak since a five-game run from 1979-1983.

North Carolina is coming into the game on a down note, having only won a single game against Duke after becoming bowl eligible with their sixth win on October 29.

If the Tar Heels win the game, their achieve their fourth straight eight-win season.

The Tigers of Missouri won four of their last five games after starting off a disappointing 3-4. Missouri beat Texas for the first time in head coach Gary Pinkel’s tenure, 17-5.

Shreveport, Louisiana is not a stranger for Missouri. The Tigers are playing there for the third time since 2005 due to the fact that the Big 12 had eight-bowl eligible teams for the league’s seven bowl games. Missouri was pushed out of the top seven spots despite the fact it earned wins over Iowa State, Texas and Texas A&M.

Missouri’s offense is led by QB James Franklin, a sophomore, who completed 63% of his attempts with only 10 interceptions. During the season, he had an interception-free streak of 123 in a row.

The Tar Heels offense is led by  WR Dwight Jones who led the ACC in receptions with 79 and was tied for the league lead with 11 touchdown catches with 11. Also on offense is RB Giovani Bernard a big-play runner who averages 5.4 yards per carry and totaled 1,222 yards rushing.

 

 

Info compiled from Independence Bowl, University of Missouri & University of North Carolina news

 

Helmets courtesy of Missouri & North Carolina via wikipedia commons

OHIO STATE AT MIAMI (FL) GAMEWEEK: Hurricanes playing 10th toughest schedule in 2011

 

(courtesy of U of Miami via wikipedia commons)

According to Phil Steele’s College Football Preview, Miami is facing the 10th-toughest schedule of any FBS school in 2011.

Only Colorado, Iowa State, Baylor, Oregon State, LSU, Boston College, USC, Washington and Auburn are facing a tougher schedule according to Steele’s publication.

The Hurricanes have already played Maryland. They’ll play Ohio State on Saturday. Then they’ll play Kansas State, Virginia Tech, North Carolina and Florida State.

Info compiled from University of Miami & Phil Steele College Football Preview

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