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That Is Quite The Rivalry

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Thank you Deadspin for pointing out that the UMass-UConn rivalry page is the most exciting in sports.

This Rock Was Painted To Honor Jason Bitsko

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A very nice gesture here. Since this was tweeted out by Kent State Athletics, it's easy to assume that they painted this.

Ball State's IT Department Has Some Explainin' To Do

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Well this is awkward. After Western Michigan had something from UW-Milwaukee yesterday on their home page, Ball State followed that up with being completely crashed today. This is apparently ongoing, as @cjschexnayder pointed out the error yesterday afternoon. Whatever the issue is, it can't be good to have a downtime of over a few hours

NIU Unveils New Basketball Court Design

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Northern Illinois proved they are serious about their basketball programs today, putting down a brand new court in the Convocation Center. This is the first new court to go in since the Convo was built in 2002. The floor was originally used in the 2014 NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament. The Huskies were 15-17 last year and 8-11 in MAC play.

Buffalo To Wear Black Helmets Vs. Baylor

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The Buffalo Bulls have the rare opportunity of hosting a Top 10 team at home this fall when the Baylor Bears roll into the University at Buffalo stadium on Sept. 12 at 8 p.m. on ESPN. The Bulls are going for a blackout on national television and will sport new black alternate helmets for the game.

Northern Illinois To Wear "Corn Fest" Uniforms In Week 1

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The Northern Illinois Huskies will sports some special one-of-a-kind uniforms in their season-opener against Presbyterian. According to WREX in Rockford, Illinois, the Huskies are going to don special "Corn Fest" uniforms in honor of the local agricultural ties. The uniforms feature a corn-cob inspired design on the shoulders, and a special patch located on the left side of the chest commemorating the 2014 Corn Fest. After the Aug. 28 game the uniforms will be retired and sold at auction to benefit local organizations.

Buffalo's Turf Installation Is Going Swell

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EMU isn't the only team getting new turf. Buffalo's field was messed up over the winter and the Bulls are re-doing it with a New York state of mind. UB's Jon Fuller gives us a glimpse at how the early stages of the process are going.

Wooden Legacy Bracket

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Today ESPN revealed the bracket for the 2014 Wooden Legacy Tournament in Los Angeles, California. Western Michigan will face Long Beach State in the first round and then will take on the winner/loser of San Jose State and Washington. Long Beach State went 15-17 last year and missed out on the postseason.

Charleston Classic Bracket

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Today ESPN revealed the bracket for the 2014 Charleston Classic in Charleston, South Carolina. Akron will be taking on USC in the first round and will play the winner of Drexel and Miami. The Trojans were awful last year, going 11-21 and missing out on the postseason entirely.

Diamond Head Classic Bracket

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Today ESPN revealed the bracket for the Diamond Head Classic in Hawaii. Ohio faces George Washington in the opening round and then will face the winner/loser of DePaul and Colorado. George Washington is coming off of a 24-9 season where they lost in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.

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