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August 30, 2012 | Chris Dufresne
Each Friday during the season, national college football columnist Chris Dufresne handicaps what's worth watching, and skipping, on Saturday's menu of games. MORNING Ohio at Penn State 9 a.m., ESPN Football life in Happy Valley resumes after a horrific period in which former assistant Jerry Sandusky was convicted of child sex abuse charges and Joe Paterno died, in January, at age 85. Several top players, including tailback Silas Redd, have transferred from Penn State, leaving first-year Coach Bill O'Brien to start over almost from scratch.
September 1, 2010
No. 24 Oregon State vs. No. 6 Texas Christian at Arlington, Texas Saturday, 4:45 p.m. PDT, ESPN This is the first of two key weekend games involving possible Bowl Championship Series gate crashers. Two days before Boise State takes on Virginia Tech in Maryland, the Texas Christian Horned Frogs get first shot to prove they belong in the national title conversation. Oregon State, led by tailback Jacquizz Rodgers, also plays at Boise State on Sept. 25. The pick: Texas Christian.
November 9, 2010 | By Shari Roan, Los Angeles Times
Alcohol policies surrounding football tailgating parties are common at many universities. Some schools ban alcohol at tailgating events entirely, others restrict alcohol to certain areas of the parking lots and others ban it during certain time periods, such as 30 minutes before kickoff. A new study shows that a majority of tailgaters were already well on their way to high blood-alcohol concentrations before the start of a college football game. Researchers from the University of Toledo studied tailgaters at a large Midwest college football game.
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