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A slapdash podcast predicts the 2016 college football season, 5 teams at a time

A slapdash podcast predicts the 2016 college football season, 5 teams at a time

Let’s collect the records our weirdest college football podcast is throwing out for this year’s Power 5 teams. College football podcast Shutdown Fullcast is trying something unusual: talking about college football. To be specific, we’re doing weekly previews of random batches of five power-conference teams at a time for the 2016 season, including a predicted...

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Larry Fitzgerald graduated from college and fulfilled a 15-year-old promise to his mother

Larry Fitzgerald graduated from college and fulfilled a 15-year-old promise to his mother

Larry Fitzgerald is probably heading to Canton when his NFL career is over. in the meantime, he will be adding to his already impressive career number on the field and accomplishing a few more things outside of it. One of those goals was reached on Saturday. Fitzgerald—who attended the University of Pittsburgh before heading...

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Sheryl Sandberg just gave an incredible, emotional speech to college grads

Sheryl Sandberg just gave an incredible, emotional speech to college grads

Earlier today, Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg gave a stirring, emotional, and inspirational commencement speech to graduating students at UC Berkeley. The speech was focused on the subject of resiliency, with Sandberg recounting the hours, days, and weeks that followed the unexpected death of her husband, David Goldberg. Like Sandberg, who is Facebook’s...

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Report blames Mexico for disappearance of 43 college students

Report blames Mexico for disappearance of 43 college students

Allen ConeMEXICO CITY, April 24 (UPI) — International investigators concluded that federal and state Mexican police had a role in the disappearance of 43 college students in September 2014. Top News – UPI.com

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John Kasich to female college student worried about sex assault: ‘Avoid parties with alcohol’

John Kasich to female college student worried about sex assault: ‘Avoid parties with alcohol’

Eric DuVallUTICA, N.Y., April 15 (UPI) — GOP presidential candidate John Kasich advised a young female college student asking about sexual assaults on college campuses to skip parties with alcohol. Top News – UPI.com

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2016 NFL Draft: College pro day schedule and results

2016 NFL Draft: College pro day schedule and results

Players have one more chance to impress scouts ahead of the NFL Draft. Now that the NFL Scouting Combine is over, there are limited opportunities for prospects to make their cases with teams ahead of the 2016 NFL Draft. The biggest chance to impress scouts ahead of the draft is at college pro days,...

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Every college underclassman who has declared for the 2016 NBA Draft

Every college underclassman who has declared for the 2016 NBA Draft

A look at who’s jumping to the NBA, who’s staying in school and who’s still undecided about their draft decision. The NCAA Tournament is trekking along while the NBA regular season is close to coming to an end. That means it’s time to start preparing for the 2016 NBA Draft, which will take place...

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What’s the best college football game you totally missed out on watching?

What’s the best college football game you totally missed out on watching?

Good morning! This is the Read Option, your daily college football newsletter. Sign up for this in your inbox! Your man Bill Connelly has been ranking historical college football stuff this week. The latest edition: ranking the 20 greatest matchups in college football history, based on combined team quality heading into kickoff. The legendary BCS...

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Economists split over Sanders’ proposals for universal health care, free college tuition

Economists split over Sanders’ proposals for universal health care, free college tuition

Ann Marie AwadWASHINGTON, Feb. 15 (UPI) — Bernie Sanders’ plans for universal healthcare and free college have many of the nation’s economists divided over the cost and feasibility of such proposals. Top News – UPI.com

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Stranger Pledges to Pay Future College Costs for 26 Kindergartners

Stranger Pledges to Pay Future College Costs for 26 Kindergartners

Filed under: College Savings Plans Getty By Krystal Steinmetz An entire kindergarten class at Rio Vista Elementary School in Anaheim, California, has a free golden ticket to college, thanks to the generosity of a complete stranger. Marty Burbank, an attorney and Navy veteran from Fullerton, California, went from stranger to hero after he pledged...

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