Case Western Receives Mathlete Rose Bowl Bid over Rensselaer Polytechnic – Tradition Blamed

December 4, 2007

As well we know, Mathletics are a major part of any University’s repertoire of activities – without Mathletes, where would national powerhouses like Carnegie Mellon and University of California Riverside be? Nowhere, that’s where! To build a successful program to attract the nations top Mathletes, you need to exhibit not only the facilities but also the following and environment that stimulates the mathlete – not unlike the athlete. However, he or she can be swayed by a school’s tradition and history of success, not merely wins and losses. Part of those winning ways are folded into the tradition – but that’s why it’s important to allow for up and coming Mathletics programs to try their hands at the Great-Grandaddy of Them All – the Mathlete Rose Bowl.
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Conference Draft: Round Three

April 27, 2007

Editor’s Note: On the eve of the NFL Draft, H2DN presents the Third Round of our Conference Draft, as we attempt to reorganize D-1A Football. Stay tuned for more in the coming weeks!

Round One Two

1 (15) ACC: I felt like I should take another ACC team here, and Georgia Tech Yellow JacketsGeorgia Tech is a solid football team who manages to do fairly well despite Chan Gailey’s best efforts to drive the team into the ground. Read the rest of this entry »

Conference Draft: Round Two

April 22, 2007

Round One

1 (8 overall) SEC – Georgia: The SEC needed someone to win the Georgia BulldogsEast once a decade when UF and UT weren’t, so the Dawgs are here to stay. Games will still be played “between the hedges”, which will get quite a touch-up if Oregon and their band ever come to play. Read the rest of this entry »

EA’s NCAA Football ’08 Release Delayed

April 21, 2007

The latest installment of the popular video game series about college football, which was originally scheduled for a July 17th release, has been pushed back indefinitely. Although an official release date has not yet been given, the press release hinted that it could take “about a month” longer.

Rumors about the delay revolve around a NCAA committee’s decision to submit a proposal banning the use of text messaging in recruiting. This proposal still needs to be approved by the Board of Directors; however, if it goes through, EA will need to recode part of the game.

NCAA Football ’08 comes with updated rosters, playbooks, and stadiums. It also includes a retooling of the “dynasty mode” to make it more “real”. The hallmark of this year’s change is an entirely new recruiting system. A few weeks ago, H2DN was invited to sit down and playtest it at EA’s headquarters. Read the rest of this entry »

Conference Draft: Round One

April 18, 2007

After making our saves, it came time to hold the actual draft to fill out seven twelve-team conferences. The order was based on the final 2006 ranking of the champion of each conference. The first round was held in reverse order, and the rest of the draft proceeded in a serpentine fashion.

Without further ado, let’s get this thing started with the ACC’s first pick: Read the rest of this entry »

H2DN Special Event: Conference Draft

April 14, 2007

A constant discussion in the offseason is how to best reorganize the conferences. “Notre Dame should join a conference.” “The Big Ten should get a 12th team and get a conference championship game.” “[Insert conference here] should get rid of any shitty private school like Northwestern, Vanderbilt, or USC.”

To help pass the time we decided to set up a draft to create 7 elite conferences in D-1A. Read the rest of this entry »

Cloning in the NCAA? An Editorial

April 10, 2007

Every year, across all colleges, both powerhouses and the middist of the midmajors, athletes that love to play football perform amazing feats of strength, dexterity, and endurance that captivate fans all across America. Names like Reggie Bush, Vince Young, Antonio Pittman, and Paul Posluszny provide hours of highlight reel footage. Read the rest of this entry »