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Even a Government Shutdown Can't Stop College Football Rivalries

October 3, 2013 at 10:25 AM | by | Comments (0)

At this point you’re probably pretty familiar with the whole mess that is the government shutdown. In fact we were going to tell you about some cool stuff going on at the National Air and Space Museum, but we guess that’s going to need to wait until the friendly folks in Congress finally get their act together. So instead we’ll let you know that the football rivalries will continue, as it looks like Navy and Air Force will still get to battle this weekend—on the football field.

Originally it sounded like athletic programs were also shutdown, but now things appear to be back on schedule. The service academies have found a way to make things work travel wise without the use of government funds, so they will be on the move this weekend and will get to play on Saturday after all.

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Army and Navy Set to Battle on the Field in Washington DC

December 1, 2011 at 10:55 AM | by | Comments (0)

They’re all part of one big happy family that is the US Military, but when it comes to football, members of the Army and Navy are far from friends. For the like one millionth time—actually it’s the 112th meeting—the two military academies are set to meet for a little game of football on December 10, just outside Washington DC.

The game has a long history of being played in Philadelphia, but this year a change of venue brings the teams—and the fans—to FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland. That won’t stop military men and women from making the road trip out to the DC suburbs to cheer for their respective branch of the Armed Services.

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Delta and Alaska Airlines Pack Their Planes for This Year's College Football Bowl Games

December 14, 2010 at 9:12 AM | by | Comment (1)

You’re probably still busy stressing out about finishing up this year’s Christmas shopping, but if you’re thinking about attending a college football bowl game it’s time to start planning. With thousands of fans swarming the same routes on the same days, prices are likely to only head upwards over the next couple weeks, but at least a couple airlines are planning for the surge and are adding some flights.

Thanks to its massive hub in Atlanta, Delta sits in just the right spot to get fans to many of the bowl games taking places in the warmer weather. In total the airline plans to add around 4,500 seats on busy routes during the college football bowl season, including new nonstop options. College towns will find increased services to cities like Phoenix, Miami, New Orleans, and Pasadena, California where some of the Bowl Championship Series Games will be held. They’re even adding a Boeing 777 on the route from Wisconsin to Los Angeles to help Badger fans.

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If You're Headed To The Rose Bowl, It's Going To Cost A Pretty Penny

December 14, 2009 at 10:14 AM | by | Comments (2)

Just in case you forgot over the weekend, we’re here to remind you that tickets to the BCS National Championship Game between Texas and Alabama go on sale tomorrow. If you’re able to get a pair of tickets—or more—you’ll still need to get your cheering section to the big game in Pasadena. Several airlines including JetBlue, Southwest, Delta, and Continental have added flights to the Los Angeles area to help meet fan demand. Too bad Virgin America hasn’t made their decision regarding a possible new route from Texas—now would be a great time.

If you’re coming to see your Longhorns do battle, you’ll have to shell out some cash—about $500—and you’ll have to connect depending on your choice of carrier. We really think we saw a deal on US Airways this morning for under $250, but as we tried to book it, the fare magically started to dance upwards. JetBlue will get you from Austin to Long Beach and load you up on free snacks without a stop, but it will cost $704 per person. These fares are for the day before the game, January 6, with a return on January 9.

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How To Get Tickets To The 2010 Rose Bowl

December 9, 2009 at 11:07 AM | by | Comments (0)

Things in Pasadena are going to be pretty busy during the first week of 2010. Besides the annual Rose Bowl and Rose Parade, there’s also going to be another pretty big game being played about a week later. This year’s BCS National Championship Game between Alabama and Texas will also be played at American’s stadium on January 7. We know you probably want to get it on all the flowery fun, so here’s a few tips to get your tickets to the big games.

The best way to get tickets is to know a little old lady from Pasadena. Residents of the SoCal city get the hook up when it comes to access to scoring seats. Local fans lined up last weekend for a shot to get tickets to both the Rose Bowl Game and the BCS National Championship Game. They didn’t get a discount, but calling a long lost friend in the area is a better way to buy tickets than simply handing over your wallet to the scalpers.

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Football Rivalry Travel: Army And Navy Prepare For Battle In Philly

December 3, 2009 at 8:45 AM | by | Comments (0)

The weather has gotten cooler, and college football is going strong. Here’s the scoop on just one of the country’s best rivalries to help your sports travel planning.

· Rivalry Match-Up: United States Military Academy vs. United States Naval Academy on December 12
You don’t need to know much about college football or even the military to know that the annual Army-Navy game is a pretty big deal. The two schools representing different branches of the military have been battling each other on the gridiron since 1890. Each team has had winning streaks throughout the decades, but Navy has been having the most success lately. They also lead the all time series, but only by a few wins. If Navy takes this year’s game they’ll also be taking home the Commander-in-Chief's Trophy. Let’s just hope that Army doesn’t steal Bill the Goat this year to rally the troops.

Stadium Info and tips on where to sleep and party, after the jump.

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Football Rivalry Travel: The Bruins And Trojans Head To The Coliseum

November 20, 2009 at 9:39 AM | by | Comments (0)

The weather is getting cooler, and college football is going strong. Here’s the scoop on just one of the country’s best rivalries to help your sports travel planning.

· Rivalry Match-Up: UCLA at USC on November 28.
These two teams have been playing since you great grandparents were in college, so there has been plenty of bad blood over the years to get the rivalry going. Students see each other around town since both schools are located in Los Angeles, so the constant trash talking isn’t just between the schools’ coaches. Yes, they too love to mouth off at one another whenever they get the chance. USC leads the all time series and will probably bring home the win this year. However, if UCLA can pull out a win, the Victory Bell will be sporting Bruin blue for the holiday season.

Stadium Info and tips on where to sleep and party, after the jump.

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Football Rivalry Travel: Bearcats and Panthers Play For The Paddlewheel

November 13, 2009 at 8:44 AM | by | Comments (0)

The weather is getting cooler, and college football is going strong. Here’s the scoop on just one of the country’s best rivalries to help your sports travel planning.

· Rivalry Match-Up: The University of Cincinnati at the University of Pittsburgh on December 5
Cincinnati and Pittsburgh played a few times in the roaring '20s, but after that there weren’t many on-field battles until 2005. That year Cincinnati joined the Big East conference and a new rivalry was born.

It’s one of college football’s newest rivalries and solid play is making it one of the best. The two schools even used their academic abilities to design a snazzy new trophy to boost the competition. The Paddlewheel Trophy—named in honor of paddleboats that ran between the two cities—went to Cincinnati last year, and we’re thinking they’ll snag it again this year. However, Pitt does lead the River City Rivalry series, so anything can happen when the two teams meet.

Stadium Info and tips on where to sleep and party, after the jump.

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Football Rivalry Travel: Buckeyes And Wolverines Ready To Rumble

November 4, 2009 at 8:41 AM | by | Comments (2)

Professional football has arrived and the World Series is pretty cool, but more importantly for some, college football is going strong. Here’s the scoop on just one of the country’s best rivalries to help your sports travel planning.

· Rivalry Match-Up: The Ohio State University at The University of Michigan on November 21
These two schools hate one another even though the teams aren’t as competitive as they used to be. Let’s just say they are both in a rebuilding period—especially Michigan. The teams have been battling it out since the 1930s, with the winner of the game often winning the Big Ten Conference and heading out to the Rose Bowl. Some even refer to this rivalry as simply The Game, so it’s pretty clear that this is a big one. Ohio State has won the last five games in a row, but Wolverine fans can always hope that this is their year to take home the win.

Stadium Info and tips on where to sleep and party, after the jump.

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Football Rivalry Travel: Heading To Forrest Gump's Alma Mater

October 29, 2009 at 1:04 PM | by | Comments (0)

Professional football has arrived and the World Series is pretty cool, but more importantly for some, college football is going strong. Here’s the scoop on just one of the country’s best rivalries to help your sports travel planning.

· Rivalry Match-Up: LSU at Alabama on November 7
Alabama’s coach used to be the big dog tiger over at LSU, but now he’s calling the plays for the Crimson Tide. Last year he was warmly welcomed with a chorus of boos and name-calling, and we’re pretty much expecting the same thing this year. These two teams have played against each other over seventy times so there’s lots of bad blood. Alabama leads the all time series, but before last year, LSU was cruising with a winning streak.

Stadium Info and tips on where to sleep and party, after the jump.

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Football Rivalry Travel: Venturing Into Gator Country

September 2, 2009 at 4:01 PM | by | Comments (0)

Professional football is right around the corner, but more importantly for some, college football has already arrived. Here’s the scoop on just one of the country’s best rivalries to help your sports travel planning.

· Rivalry Match-Up: Tennessee at Florida on September 19.
The two schools aren’t big fans of each other to say the least, and being paired together in the Southeaster Conference has not improved things. Tennessee’s new coach has been running his mouth a lot, so the Gators are ready to bite back. The series is dead even, but the Gators have been more successful recently.

Stadium Info and tips on where to sleep and party, after the jump.

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Back of the Envelope Travel Guide: College Bowl Games at the Superdome

Where: Sugar Bowl Dr. [map], New Orleans, LA, United States
December 11, 2007 at 4:00 PM | by | Comments (0)

Coming soon to a New Orleans near you: the Sugar Bowl and the BCS National Championship Game. These two huge college football games hit the city just a week apart, on January 1 (Sugar Bowl) and January 7. If you don't have your plane tickets yet, we'd suggest you buy them on that as soon as you finish reading this post. (Buckeyes fans: Might we suggest Skybus?)

Both games happen at the Superdome, which we shouldn't have to tell you is back in tip-top shape after the storm. It's also conveniently located in the heart of town, which means you can combine your rabid sports enthusiasm with other New Orleans staples like eating, boozing and staying up late at jazz clubs. Also, average high temperature in New Orleans in early January? 62 degrees.

OUR BACK OF THE ENVELOPE GUIDE

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