Penn State Nittany Lions (Football)

  • News

    March 19, 2014

    How Patrick Wall became the Catholic church's worst nightmare

    One man's journey from priest to sex-abuse scandal whistleblower

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2013

    Gophers social media team apologizes for dissing Vikings

    Following a wild 42-39 win over Indiana on Saturday, the Gophers football team has won three straight Big Ten games and may be in the midst of their best season in a decade.THEY TOLD YOU SO: Vikings will be the worst team in the NFL this year, one group of experts conclude To put it mildly, things a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2012

    U of M spent over $6 million per football win, but still made money

    The U of M ranked 20th overall in spending on college sports. ‚ÄčTalk about getting little on-field bang for the buck. A Memphis Business Journal analysis indicates that during the 2010-11 academic year, the University of Minnesota spent $17 million on its football program -- the 36th most out of an ... More >>

  • News

    December 14, 2011

    College bowl system loots universities

    U of M and others spend millions while insiders profit

  • News

    November 9, 2011

    Penn State child sex abuse roils campus

    Question of Joe Paterno involvement divides students

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2011

    10 of the greatest names in sports

    What's your favorite name in sports?

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2009

    Goldie the Gopher interrupts Jesus Time

    Our furry mascot is beholden to God.

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2008

    The Week in Sports

    The Vikings beat down the Jags; the Gophers crumble; the Wild begin to show signs of weakness.

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2008

    Wildcats arriving declawed

    Goldy Gopher.gif Northwestern has been using old Chris Farley sketches as motivation. Will that be enough to upend the 7-1, 20th ran ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2005

    Pigskin Picks for Week 6

    Idiot's thoroughly pedestrian 7-7-1 mark in last week's games. I could spin it to say that in five weeks of prognostication, only once has the Idiot finished with a winning record on his 15 picks. But the real bottom line is that through five weeks and 75 games, the Idiot's record now stands at 32-4 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2005

    Buck the Idiot: Reversal of Fortune

    Okay, so the idiot pulled a fast one last week, actually picking 11 winners out of 15 games. My percentage is now up to 44, which means if you've bucked the idiot from the start, you'd barely have any coin after paying the vigorish. But you'd still be ahead, my friend, and I'm guessing my idiocy wil ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2005

    Buck The Idiot rolls on...

    No brag, just fact: I picked a mere five winners out of 15 games last week, actually boosting my overall record to 9-21. In other words, if you'd been bucking the idiot since we started this little exercise, you'd have bagged 70 percent winners against the spread. On to Week 3, in which, as always ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2005

    The Inaugural "Buck the Idiot" Tip Sheet

    My grand plan is to pick ten college and five pro games for the next few weeks, including my most confident "lock" in both pro and college. Let's see if I can prove to you that I don't know what I'm talking about.