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NCAA 11 Giveaway Winners


Friday, June 25th, 2010

Congratulations to this year’s winners of the GameRosters.com NCAA Football 11 Giveaway. Here’s the lucky winners:

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The (3) winners for our free copy of NCAA Football 11 Giveaway:

Thomas Hughes

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    “Hello! I am stoked that I was chosen as one of the winners to get the copy of NCAA 11. I just recently played the demo, and the game is going to be amazing. You guys have been awesome for me as a consumer. Your rosters take NCAA to a whole new level by allowing gamers to actually have the names of players instead of the boring “#2 makes the catch”. I didn’t actually think I’d have a chance to win this since I never win anything, but this changed my mind on that!”
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Pac 10 Football Predictions – 2010 Season


Friday, June 25th, 2010

The Pac 10 is wide open at the top; as many as six teams have realistic hopes of competing for the conference title and the coveted slot in the Rose Bowl. The teams widely picked as the top in the conference, USC and Oregon, each have had rocky off-seasons and will carry some question marks into the fall. That will leave the door open for the next tier to storm in: Oregon State, Arizona, Stanford and even Washington may all have a chance to shape the Pac 10 this fall.

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  • 1. Oregon (7-2): The Ducks will be without star QB Jeremiah Masoli, who has been kicked off of the team. Senior Nate Costa and sophomore Darron Thomas will battle to replace him, but Costa is thought to have the upper hand. The loss of TE Ed Dickson will hurt the passing game as well, but the good news is basically the rest of the offense is back intact. RB LaMichael James will sit out the opener but emerged as one of the best backs in the nation last season. Jeff Maehl leads a solid group of WR’s and all five starters are back on the line, so the offense will be potent regardless of who is calling the signals. You won’t find a faster defense in the conference than the one that resides in Eugene. DE Kenny Rowe leads a line that is somewhat small but is shifty and quick. The LB group has the potential to be the best in the Pac 10, as does the secondary. The Ducks won’t have back-to-back home games all season, but they also will not have to travel for two consecutive weeks either. The last five games are against five of the best teams in the conference, highlighted by road games at USC, Cal, and Oregon St.
  • 2. USC (6-3): It has been a busy offseason for the Trojans: first HC Pete Carroll bolted for the NFL, then the school brought in former coordinator Lane Kiffin, and finally the school was handed down punishment from the NCAA on allegations that go back to when Reggie Bush was starring for USC. Now that the punishment has been announced, which includes a postseason ban for two years and a scholarship reduction, rumors are swirling of potential transfers from the Trojan program. One thing seems certain: Matt Barkley will be under center this fall. Assuming no major transfers occur, Barkley will have a perennially loaded backfield behind him and some real weapons at WR, with freshman set to make an impact on both areas (keep an eye on freshman RB Dillon Baxter). The line returns three very good starters and will see uber-recruit Seantrel Henderson likely start from day one at tackle. The defense is expected to return to being one of the best in the nation under the new coaching staff. The LB’s are rock solid, and despite some new players on the line and in the secondary the defense will be as talented as ever. The Trojans avoid Autzen but travel to Stanford and each of the last three conference games are on the road: at Arizona, at Oregon State and at UCLA. With all the uncertainty surrounding the potential transfers, an entirely new staff, and Kiffin’s lackluster win-loss history, it would be surprising to see the Trojans return to the top of the conference this soon into the new staff’s tenure.
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ACC Football Predictions – 2010 Season


Thursday, June 24th, 2010

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Atlantic

  • 1. Florida State (6-2): QB Christian Ponder was shredding defenses last season before injuring his shoulder late in the year. Ponder will have a solid set of RB’s and WR’s to work with this year, plus the entire offensive line is back. Considering the offense was one of the best in the conference last year with Ponder healthy, FSU will give defenses nightmares this year. Ponder could be a 1st round pick in next year’s draft and should lead the Seminoles to the ACC Championship Game. What will keep FSU from challenging the best teams in the Coastal is a defense that was terrible last season. New DC Mark Stoops will install a new scheme, but with several new starters breaking in on that side of the ball it is difficult to tell if the Seminoles will be able to improve the defense. FSU misses both Tech teams and gets North Carolina and Clemson at home, so the schedule is fairly favorable. We think they slip up a couple of times in conference play, but Ponder and the offense has the potential to beat anyone on any given night.
  • 2. Boston College (5-3): QB Dave Shinskie is the old man of the ACC but is only entering his sophomore year. After returning to football for the first time in six years last fall, Shinskie is poised for a big improvement this year after a full year of football. RB Montel Harris will be the focal point of the offense again and can help Shinskie take advantage as defenses load the box. Four of the lineman are back and will pave the way for Harris, but Shinskie will need to develop chemistry with a new set of WR’s after losing last year’s starters. The big story for the Eagles is that star LB Mark Herzlich is making a comeback from cancer and appears ready to step back onto the football field this fall. If Herzlich plays like his old self (2008 ACC Defense POY), BC’s linebackers will be outstanding. That will help ease the transition for the defense as new pieces are breaking in on the line and in the secondary. Look for the Eagles to take 2nd in the Atlantic, with the potential to overtake Florida State if Shinskie and Herzlich are able to step up.
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Big East Football Predictions – 2010 Season


Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010

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  • 1. Pittsburgh (6-1): Dion Lewis burst onto the scene last season with nearly 1,800 rushing yards. The sophomore is back again this season to lead the offense and give defenses fits. QB Bill Stull is gone, but there are high expectations for sophomore Tino Sunseri. Sunseri will have some huge targets to throw to in Jonathan Baldwin and Mike Shanahan. Baldwin is one of the best receivers in the nation and a physical freak. On defense, two premier DE’s lead a deep line, and LB Max Gruder and S Dom DeCicco will solidify the back seven. The Panthers were at the top of the nation last year in sacks, and with Greg Romeus back to wreak havoc on the edge they should be again. There is a good chance for Pitt to get off to a fast start in conference play, but the final four games will be brutal on the Panthers’ hopes for a Big East Championship; they close @ UConn, @ USF, vs. West Virginia and @ Cincinnati.
  • 2. West Virginia (5-2): The Mountaineers return more than any team in the Big East. If they can get reliable play from the QB position, this may be the year for Bill Stewart’s club to get back on top. Anticipated starter Geno Smith missed the spring but is still expected to start. His main goal will be to get the ball in the hands of electric RB Noel Devine and shifty WR Jock Sanders. With four of five starters back on the line WV’s offense should be very tough to stop, as long as Smith can be at least adequate at the QB position. The 3-3-5 defense should be amongst the best in the conference as well and will keep the Mountaineers in every conference game. Road games at UConn and Pitt will be tough to win, but if they take care of those two and handle business in Morgantown, West Virginia will find themselves in the fight for the Big East until the end.
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SEC Football Predictions – 2010 Season


Sunday, June 20th, 2010

This season has all the makings of another Florida-Alabama SEC Championship Game. The Tide are the early favorites to repeat as National Champions, and there is still enough of a gap between Florida and the rest of the East that the Gators should find themselves in the thick of any title talk. Beyond the top two, things will get real dicey.

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East

  • 1. Florida (7-1): It’s not often a team has 9 players drafted and is still picked this highly, but Florida is still that good. QB John Brantley will step in to fill Tim Tebow’s shoes. Brantley has all the physical tools to be successful, but we will have to see how he handles it mentally. He will be aided by an experienced line that returns four starters, as well as a dynamic set of RB’s and some potentially explosive WR’s. The defense must also replace some high draft picks but the defensive line will be strong, especially up the middle, and the secondary will still be one of the best in the conference even without CB Joe Haden. The LB’s may take a step back from last year, but there is plenty of speed and talent looking to step in. The Gators only have three games that look at all losable: @ Alabama, and against LSU and Georgia. It is possible the Gators slip up in more than one of those games, but we think they have enough to beat both LSU and Georgia and make a return trip to the SEC Championship.
  • 2. Georgia (5-3): The bad news for Bulldog fans is that they will be breaking in a new starting QB this fall and have virtually no QB with major game experience anywhere on the roster. The good news is the rest of the offense is so good they can take a lot of the load off of whoever wins the job. RB’s Caleb King and Washaun Ealey form the best running combo outside of Alabama, and WR AJ Green is one of the best in the nation. The line will be one of the best in the conference as well. New Defensive Coordinator Todd Grantham has vowed to be aggressive, and the Bulldogs have several defenders capable of getting to the QB. There are some new starters littered throughout the defense, but each position has the potential to be improved over last year. We don’t think the Bulldogs will escape the schedule with any less than at least 2 losses, but they will still have enough talent to make the Gators sweat at the top of the division.
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NCAA Football 11 Rosters Questions


Friday, June 18th, 2010



Brian Kaldenberg of GameRosters.com answers typical questions about GameRosters.com’s NCAA Football 11 roster file.

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NCAA Football 11 Rosters Questions


Friday, June 18th, 2010

GameRosters.com’s Brian Kaldenberg answers come commonly asked questions regarding the NCAA Football 11 rosters.



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Big 10 Football Predictions – 2010 Season


Wednesday, June 9th, 2010

Much like the Big 12, the hunt for the Big 10 title is a 3-team race. Ohio State won it last year and is the favorites again, but both Wisconsin and Iowa are more than capable of knocking the Buckeyes off. The rest of the conference breaks down into tiers and there will a lot of close games this season.

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  • 1. Ohio State (8-0): The reigning Big 10 Champs and winners of the Rose Bowl come into 2010 primed for a big season. QB Terrelle Pryor will be surrounded by the same skill players as last year, with Brandon Saine and Dan “Boom” Herron back to lead a rushing attack that averaged just under 200 yards per game last season. Each of the leading receivers return as well, and OSU is loaded with talent up front to plug the holes on an otherwise experienced offensive line. With all that returning and the potential of Pryor, the Buckeyes will have an offense that can put points up on anybody and could be one of the best in the nation. The scary thing for teams playing OSU is that the offense may not even need to score much, as the defense will be one of the best around. With Cameron Hayward returning to anchor the line, the top two tacklers on the team back at linebacker, and both starting corners back to lead the secondary, opposing teams will have a tough time moving the ball on a stingy Buckeye defense. Only four road games means the Buckeyes have a real good shot at running the table, but a slip up is possible and even likely either @ Wisconsin in mid October or @ Iowa in November in what could turn out to be the Big 10 Championship game – again.
  • 2. Iowa (6-2): The Hawkeyes, who took OSU to overtime last year in Columbus without starting QB Rick Stanzi, may again have the best chance to knock the Buckeyes off the top of the conference. Stanzi is healthy this year, and has a ton of weapons at his disposal. WR Derrell Johnson-Koulianos has a chance to leave Iowa as the Hawks’ all-time leading receiver, and WR Marvin McNutt bust on the scene last year in his first full season at the position. In addition, the entire backfield is back from last year and a healthy Jewel Hampton will only add to that group; Hampton ran for 463 yards and 7 TD’s as a backup two years ago. The O-line will need to be rebuilt, but OT Riley Reiff is moving to LT and looks to be the next great Hawkeye lineman, and coach Kirk Ferentz is known for being a great offensive line coach. The real strength of the team will be defense, where all four lineman return and are led by pre-season All-American DE Adrian Clayborn. Clayborn’s 20 TFL and 11.5 sacks last season led the team, but each of the three other starters along the line have all-conference potential, making the Hawkeye D-line arguably the best in the country. LB’s Pat Angerer and AJ Edds and CB Amari Spievey, who are all in the NFL now, will be missed, but a great defensive line and two experienced safeties will again have this defense among the fiercest in the nation. Iowa gets OSU, Wisconsin, Penn State and Michigan State all at home, but the schedule is still brutal. Eight bowl teams from last season litter the schedule and the Hawkeyes close with 3 of 4 on the road with Ohio State as the lone home game. They have the potential to make noise on a national level, but it is feasible to think that Iowa could actually be better than last year but finish with a worse record.
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2010 Big 12 Football Predictions


Wednesday, June 9th, 2010

It is easy to see who the top three teams in the conference are, but beyond that each team has some major holes. The Big 12 will again have big offenses, but it is the teams with stellar defenses that will rise to the top. Though Nebraska seems like a no-brainer in the North and Oklahoma and Texas will battle for the South, the rest of the conference is wide open.

Champion: Oklahoma – The Sooners defeat Nebraska in a hard-fought Big 12 Championship game.

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  • 1. Oklahoma (7-1): Don’t get used to the Sooners finishing in the middle of the division; Coach Bob Stoops will have this team back at the top of the Big 12 as early as this season. QB Landry Jones showed last year that he is good enough to lead the team to big things. Super-talented RB DeMarco Murray and WR Ryan Broyles will help Jones carry the load. The only real question on offense is along the offensive line, which received some heat for Sam Bradford going down last year and loses first round pick Trent Williams. The defense loses star DT Gerald McCoy but returns a total of 7 starters and will again be stout. The Sooners avoid Nebraska but will have tough games against Texas and Texas A&M. Oklahoma could end up in the Big 12 Championship this year as long as they can win the close games they failed to win last year; the Sooners lost 4 games by a touchdown or less.
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College Football’s Top Non-Conference Games of 2010


Saturday, June 5th, 2010

It has been a long off-season for college football fans, but once the season finally gets underway we will have some huge games right off the bat. The first two weeks of the season will have a major impact at the top of the rankings, as there are several games that will help shape the National Championship picture; four of our top five non-conference games will take place in the first two weeks of the season.

5. Georgia Tech at Georgia, November 27th
In the last two meetings between these two teams the winning teams have racked up almost 750 rushing yards combined. With Tech running a ton with their option offense and the Bulldogs expected to rely heavily on their own running game, look for these two teams to roll up the rushing yards once again. Each team could find themselves on the brink of the BCS picture, so a win for either would be huge for their hopes at an At-Large bid.

4. Penn State at Alabama, September 11th
This one would have had a little more luster on it last season. Penn State will be replacing a lot on offense this year and the Tide are the clear favorites in this one. Despite all that, don’t count out Joe Paterno’s squad; they are sure to at least show up for this one. If the Nittany Lion defense can keep Alabama’s offense mostly in check, PSU will have a shot at knocking off the #1 team in the nation early on in the season.

3. UNC vs. LSU, September 4th
The Tar Heels are a trendy pick to make some noise this year, with an outstanding defense and an experienced offense. LSU is still trying to get back on top of the SEC after two straight down seasons. Although this is a non-conference game, each team could use a win here to build momentum for a run at championships in their respective conferences. This one has all the makings of a low-scoring, hard-hitting slugfest from start to finish.

2. Miami at Ohio State, September 11th
On paper this one looks like a win for the Buckeyes, especially since it is at The Horseshoe, but the Hurricanes won’t be coming into town to lose. Each team has an easy tune-up in the first week of the season and each will have an extended week to get ready for this one. If the Buckeyes win they have a legitimate chance at an appearance in the NC, while a Miami win would be a huge confidence booster heading into a pair of tough road games @ Pitt and Clemson.

1. Boise State vs. Virginia Tech, September 6th
This showdown will be on the Monday night after the opening weekend of the college football season. It will be a prime-time game on national television, so the whole country will be watching this match-up of likely top 10 teams. If the Broncos win, they will position themselves very well for another undefeated season and will have the college football world buzzing all season about whether or not they are worthy of a National Championship appearance. A win by the Hokies is what anyone associated with the BCS wants, and it would likely vault Tech into the top 5 in the country. If you are a college football fan, you won’t want to miss this game.

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