4Quarters 2012 College Football Preview: Central Florida Golden Knights

Today in our 24 teams in 24 days are the Central Florida Golden Knights of the Conference USA.

Last Season: 5-7/3-5
Bowl: None
Final 2011 Ranking: NR
Head Coach: George O’Leary, 9th season at Central Florida (102-84 career)
Stadium: Bright House Networks Stadium (45,301)
Conference: Conference USA

2012 Schedule (* = Conference Opponent) all times central since that’s where I live.

Aug. 30 – @Akron, 6 pm/ESPN3
Sept. 8 – @Ohio State, 11 am/ESPN2
Sept. 15 – Florida International, 3 pm/CSS, ESPN3
Sept. 29 – Missouri, TBA/FSN
Oct. 4 – East Carolina*, 7 pm/CBS Sports Network
Oct. 13 – Southern Miss*, 7 pm/CBS Sports Network
Oct. 20 – @Memphis*, 7 pm/CSS, CSN Houston
Oct. 27 – @Marshall*, 7 pm/CBS Sports Network
Nov. 3 – SMU*, 6 pm/CBS Sports Network
Nov. 10 – @UTEP*, 6 pm/Fox College Sports
Nov. 17 – @Tulsa*, TBA/FSN
Nov. 24 – UAB*, TBA/FSN

Previous Previewed Teams:
Number 24 – Boise State Broncos 08/08/12
Number 23 – South Florida Bulls 08/09/12
Number 22 – Ohio Bobcats 08/10/12
Number 21 – Kansas State Wildcats 08/11/12
Number 20 – TCU Horned Frogs 08/12/12
Number 19 – Stanford Cardinal 08/13/12
Number 18 – Arkansas Razorbacks 08/14/12

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The Wednesday Edition

It’s the middle of the week!

The United States and Mexico meet in a friendly tonight in Mexico City, in a related note the US has never won on Mexican soil.

First Quarter: MLB

1) Today’s schedule
2) Day baseball in Miami, Minneapolis, Northside of Chicago, Denver, Seattle and San Francisco
3) Washington Nationals (72-45) S. Strasburg (13-5, 2.90) @ San Francisco Giants (64-53) T. Lincecum (6-12, 5.35), 2:45 pm
4) Los Angeles Dodgers (64-53) C. Kershaw (10-6, 2.88) @ Pittsburgh Pirates (64-52) W. Rodriguez (7-11, 3.91), 6:05 pm

Second Quarter: College Football

1) 15 days away
2) Who do you think should be number one in the preseason polls? (which I oppose)
3) Can the SEC be stopped as a way too early thought to ponder
4) Today I’m leaning towards the Heiman winner being someone not mentioned

Third Quarter: NFL

1) Miami cut a WR
2) How many non-NFL playoff teams replace those who did make it last year?
3) Can the AFC West get two playoff teams?
4) I think the NFC West will be better than you think

Fourth Quarter: Leftover Links

1) Must of been a slow day in Boston
2) Joe Paterno book excerpt
3) An article about a SEC team that didn’t win it’s division but won the “national” title
4) Has the United States closed the gap on Mexico in soccer?

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Tuesday = Lots of Links

It’s Tuesday so bring on the links!

I know a certain back-up QB is celebrating his birthday today but I’m sticking with this photo for the second straight Tuesday. Photo by US Presswire

First Quarter: Starter Links

1) SI’s final Olympic thoughts
2) Bill Simmons of Grantland concludes his London experience
3) Mad Chatter from Dirk Chatelain of the Omaha World Herald
4) Sam Mellinger of the KC Star’s Twitter Tuesday

Second Quarter: MLB

1) Today’s games
2) RIP Johnny Pesky
3) Saving Strasburg by Joe Sheehan
4) Jeff Passen’s 10 degrees

Third Quarter: College Football

1) Don’t expect San Diego State to punt this season
2) Dennis Dodd likes the new Big East commish
3) College Football talk declares that the USC Trojans will be best this season
4) Speaking of rankings here is the latest from our 24 teams in 24 days

Fourth Quarter: NFL/NHL

1) NFL ref lockout 
2) New Orleans didn’t wiretap is was decided by police
3) NHLPA meeting this week
4) NHL.com is looking at each team in 30 days

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4Quarters 2012 College Football Preview: Arkansas Razorbacks

Today in our 24 teams in 24 days are the Arkansas Razorbacks of the Southeastern Conference.

Last Season: 11-2/6-2 SEC
Bowl: Beat Kansas State in the 29-16 AT&T Cotton Bowl
Final 2011 Ranking: 3rd
Head Coach: John L. Smith, 1st season at Arkansas (79-65 career)
Stadium: Razorback Stadium (72,000) and War Memorial Stadium/Little Rock (53,727)
Conference: Southeastern Conference

2012 Schedule (* = Conference Opponent) all times central since that’s where I live.

Sept. 1 – Jacksonville State, TBA/PPV
Sept. 8 – Louisiana Monroe (Little Rock), 6 pm/ESPN
Sept. 15 – Alabama, 2:30 pm/CBS
Sept. 22 – Rutgers, TBA/TBA
Sept. 29 – @Texas A&M, TBA/TBA
Oct. 6 – @Auburn, TBA/TBA
Oct. 13 – Kentucky, TBA/TBA
Oct. 27 – Mississippi (Little Rock), TBA/TBA
Nov. 3 – Tulsa, TBA/TBA
Nov. 10 – @South Carolina, TBA/TBA
Nov. 17 – @Mississippi State, TBA/TBA
Nov. 23 – LSU, 1:30 pm/CBS

Previous Previewed Teams:
Number 24 – Boise State Broncos 08/08/12
Number 23 – South Florida Bulls 08/09/12
Number 22 – Ohio Bobcats 08/10/12
Number 21 – Kansas State Wildcats 08/11/12
Number 20 – TCU Horned Frogs 08/12/12
Number 19 – Stanford Cardinal 08/13/12

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Monday Edition

Here are four Monday topics for you to start the week

The summer Olympics in London are over next up is Sochi in 2014 and Rio in 2016

First Quarter: MLB

1. MLB scoreboard
2. ESPN Monday Night Baseball 6pm (on ESPN2): Texas Rangers (67-46) @ New York Yankees (67-47)
3. Los Angeles Dodgers (62-53) @ Pittsburgh Pirates (64-50), 6:05 pm
4. Washington Nationals  (71-44) @ San Francisco Giants (63-52), 9:15 pm

Second Quarter: Monday 4Quarters Top14

1. Washington Nationals (71-44, LW-2)
2. Cincinnati Reds (69-46, LW-1)
3. Texas Rangers (67-46, LW-T3)
4. New York Yankees (67-47, LW-T3)
5. Atlanta Braves (66-48, LW-5)
6. Pittsburgh Pirates (64-50, LW-6)
7. Chicago White Sox (62-51, LW-7)
8. San Francisco Giants (63-52, LW-8)
9. St. Louis Cardinals (62-53, LW-9)
10. Los Angeles Dodgers (62-53, LW-10)
11. Tampa Bay Rays (62-52, LW-NR)
12. Baltimore Orioles 62-52, LW-14)
13. Oakland Athletics (61-53, LW-11)
14. Detroit Tigers (61-54, LW-12)

Dropping Out: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (60-55, LW-13)

Third Quarter: XXX Summer Olympics Games in London, England

1. Great Britain/London great job now Rio in 2016 is up next
2. USA took gold in men’s/women’s basketball defeating Spain and France respectively
3. The Spice Girls made everyone remember the 90’s at the closing ceremonies
4. Final Medal Count 

And one more time for the Dutch women’s field hockey team who took gold!

Fourth Quarter: Weekend Links (ok, Olympic recap links)

1. SI.com bids adieu to the summer games
2. CBSsportsline says it made the world smile
3. Yahoo Sports uses the word hootenanny
4. And finally ESPN

And for good measure lets leave this up. Photo by Getty

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4Quarters 2012 College Football Preview: Stanford Cardinal

Today in our 24 teams in 24 days are the Stanford Cardinal of the Pac-12 Conference.

Last Season: 11-2/8-1 Pac-12
Bowl: Lost to Oklahoma State 41-38 F/OT Tostitos Fiesta Bowl
Final 2011 Ranking: 4th
Head Coach: David Shaw, 2nd season at Stanford (11-2 Career)
Stadium: Stanford Stadium (50,360)
Conference: Pacific 12 Conference

2012 Schedule (* = Conference Opponent) all times central since that’s where I live.

Sept. 1 – San Jose State, 9 pm/Pac-12 Network
Sept. 8 – Duke, 9:30 pm/Pac-12 Network
Sept. 15 – Southern California, 6:30 pm/FOX
Sept. 27 – @Washington, 8 pm/ESPN
Oct. 6 – Arizona, TBA/TBA
Oct. 13 – @Notre Dame, 2:30 pm/NBC
Oct. 20 – @California, TBA/TBA
Oct. 27 – Washington State, TBA/TBA
Nov. 3 – @Colorado, TBA/TBA
Nov. 10 – Oregon State, TBA/TBA
Nov. 17 – @Oregon, TBA/TBA
Nov. 24 – @UCLA TBA/TBA

Previous Previewed Teams:
Number 24 – Boise State Broncos 08/08/12
Number 23 – South Florida Bulls 08/09/12
Number 22 – Ohio Bobcats 08/10/12
Number 21 – Kansas State Wildcats 08/11/12
Number 20 – TCU Horned Frogs 08/12/12

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4Quarters 2012 College Football Preview: TCU Horned Frogs

Today in our 24 teams in 24 days are the TCU Horned Frogs of the BigXII Conference.

Last Season: 11-2/7-0 MWC
Bowl: Beat Louisiana Tech 31-24 San Diego Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl
Final 2011 Ranking: 18th
Head Coach: Gary Patterson, 12th season at TCU (109-30 Career)
Stadium: Amon G. Carter Stadium (45,000)
Conference: Big XII Conference

2012 Schedule (* = Conference Opponent) all times central since that’s where I live.

Sept. 8 – Grambling State, TBA/TBA
Sept. 15 – @Kansas*, 11 am/TBA
Sept. 22 – Virginia, TBA/TBA
Sept. 29 – @SMU, TBA/FSN
Oct. 6 – Iowa State*, TBA/TBA
Oct. 13 – @Baylor*, TBA/TBA
Oct. 20 – Texas Tech*, TBA/TBA
Oct. 27 – @Oklahoma State*, TBA/TBA
Nov. 3 – @West Virginia*, TBA/TBA
Nov. 10 – Kansas State*, TBA/TBA
Nov. 24 – @Texas*, TBA/TBA
Dec. 1 – Oklahoma*, TBA/TBA

Previous Previewed Teams:
Number 24 – Boise State Broncos 08/08/12
Number 23 – South Florida Bulls 08/09/12
Number 22 – Ohio Bobcats 08/10/12
Number 21 – Kansas State Wildcats 08/11/12

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