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College Football at the Top Levels will never be the same again after the influx of money πŸ’° and the Transfer portal.

 Notice that I didn't include the N.I.L in the heading as its only fair that if ridiculous amounts of money changes hands that the players get their share.   It's tough for someone who has been a life long fan of the game to accept the changes but accept them I have. The game has transformed to the equivalent of Triple AAA baseball ⚾️ in that its one step below the show now.     One of the headlines from yesterday read that one team had its three top Quarterbacks enter the transfer portal at the same time.     Another one includes a quote saying that getting a top level QB from the portal takes $1 to $2 Million Dollars......     The game has changed in a manner that it more closely resembles the N.F.L but it is what it is. Money πŸ’°πŸ€‘πŸ’ΈπŸ’²πŸ’Ά drives everything and there's no better example of that then Top Tier College Football

Thanks for the effort Coach Elko!

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Which side of the Mountain ⛰ πŸ€” deserves more attention Tomorrow Afternoon ? App State @ James Madison or Duke @ UVA?

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     ESPN's College GameDay will be live on the Campus of JMU tomorrow at 9:00 am until Noon with the Sun Belt Conference showdown between the Dukes & Appalachian State University getting started at 2pm on ESPN+.    Meanwhile, on the otherside of Afton Mountain ⛰ the Virginia Cavaliers are set to host Duke University in an Atlantic Coast Conference tilt at 3:00 pm.   In years past these two College Football games simply would not warrant a Tale of the Tape comparison but in 2023 they do.   The two stadiums sit just over 50 miles apart and the Home teams operate on different levels of FBS Football 🏈🏈🏈.   How different you ask ? James Madison sits at 10-0 heading into the contest but just lost their latest appeal to have their two year postseason ban lifted in time for a possible New Years Six Bowl invitation. On the flip side of the conversation the Cavaliers and Blue Devils have combined to win eight contests thus far.    But the ACC game is Power 5 Football and their budget

Once, Twice, Three Times...

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James Madison University is ready to take center stage in the College Football Universe on Saturday !

ESPN will be back on the JMU Campus for a 3rd time tomorrow for its Showcase broadcast Game Day beginning at 9:00 am and the Dukes (10-0) will be hosting the Appalachin State University Mountaineers (6-4) at 2:00 pm. JMU was once again denied its appeal on the Bowl Ban that will keep the Dukes out of a possible New Years Day contest so the football game will become the only way for the Dukes to register a victory this week. App State has dropped four contests this year but its worth noting that each of the four defeats share a common thread - one score contests (6,3,3 & 7 points) that included one double OT loss at UNC as well as a last second loss to Coastal Carolina. The loss at Wyoming ended with a blocked field goal being returned for a Touchdown o give the Cowboys the victory with 2 minutes remaining while the loss at Old Dominion came with 0:48 seconds remauning. James Madison has five one score victories and five one sided affairs on its way to a perfect 10-0. The

NCAA Field Hockey πŸ‘πŸ’ Final Four set to be played Friday and Sunday down at Chapel Hill, NC

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The Holiday Season is upon us !

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State Volleyball 🏐 gets underway Saturday all across the Commonwealth !

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Pretty sure that the NCAA is pulling against James Madison University Football the next three weeks

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15 Possible Landing Spots for Duke University this Holiday Bowl πŸ₯£ Season !

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Appalachian State University Field Hockey πŸ‘πŸ’ Rookie Head Coach Emily Dinsmore is Sparkling on and off the Field

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Time to List the Folks that we Believe In and try our Best to Show Support For : Other than the WNBA & College Bowl πŸ₯£ Games

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 In no particular order -  ●Alan Knight and his Page County High School Softball Program  ● Lawrence Nesselrodt and his West Virginia Tech Golden Bears 🐻 Baseball ⚾️ Program  ● Chris and Crystal Graham and their Augusta Free Press ● Jay Neal and his Strasburg Express Baseball ⚾️. Organizations ● Tim Tebow Foundation ● Everything about Duke University but especially the Football Program ● Everything about the University of Virginia, especially the Degree that our Daughter earned there! ● Allen Worrell and his Plucky Sidekick at The Carroll News ● Bill "Pappy " Meade and his High School Tennis 🎾 program up in Staunton ● Appalachian State University Field Hockey πŸ‘πŸ’ - two years calling their Games down in Boone ● Rick Nester and his Carroll County High School Softball program ● Kris Richardson, Arthur Campbell and Dennis Zimmerman for contributing to our Cause in unfaverable manners ● The Night Shift team that I work with at Crystal Clear Delivery that makes all of what we do

For just the 10th Time in my 60 Years Duke Football 🏈🏈🏈 is set to go Bowling !!! There are 15 possible destinations but 11 realistic ones for the Blue Devils 😈. My current favorite Streak of attending EVERY Duke Bowl πŸ₯£ game in my lifetime is set to be tested once again !!!

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Our Field Hockey πŸ‘πŸ’ Team is two steps away from a Historical NCAA Tournament Bid - Step One takes place today @ 2:30 pm

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Our Carroll County Sports Report keeps Rolling along in Laurel Fork, Virginia

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Continuing to support Strasburg's Jay Neal and his Valley Baseball League Express !

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Our Basketball πŸ€ Book now available at The Carroll News and Omega Church & Office Supply in Hillsville

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Time to tweak the System between our 3 Sites as one of them is getting a Paint Job !

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October 2023 Update

Greetings All - Thank You to everyone that continues to enjoy our original Blog !

May 8th, 2023 - Another Season of Golden Bears 🐻 Baseball ⚾️ is in the Books πŸ“š!

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Golden Bears 🐻 Baseball ⚾️ closes out the Season with a Golf ⛳ Outing before Hybernation

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Senior Day Twin Bill - Underway at 1pm...Tech 8-5 (B4)

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Golden Bears 🐻 Baseball ⚾️ Ain't afraid of No Rain! Lead 3-1, Top 3rd...WVU-T 4-3 (B6)...Tech takes Game #1

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WVU-T looks to close out season on a High Note this weekend while hosting Ohio Christian ✝️ University. Senior Day part of the Festivities

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Thurmond gets things started with a 3-Run Bomb! Golden Bears 🐻 4-2, Bottom 6th...Top 8th, still 4-2....5-2 Top 8th after Noah leads off with a double ! Six outs away..... Top 9th, Tech up 5-4.Rio rallies for 6-5 win (Walkoff)

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It's Go Time for the Golden Bears 🐻 Baseball ⚾️

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Rio Grande 11-10 Ohio Christian 10-11 Oakland City 10-11 West Virginia Tech 9-12 All 4 teams have six games remaining with the Top 2 of the group claiming the final two post season in the River States Conference tournament