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Syracuse-Wake Forest Diary

10 minutes to kickoff: the journalist sitting next to me asks me if the cookies are soft or hard. “Soft,” I tell him. He reports that they tend to be soft during basketball games but hard during football games. We’re bucking trends tonight! Is that a good sign or a bad one? I have no idea.

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2011 Football preview – Week 11, Cincinnati

Butch Jones inherited a Bearcats team last year that had won two straight Big East Conference Championships and had won a combined 23 games during that two year stretch. But with many of the playmakers that made that run possible gone, Jones’ team struggled to a 4-8 season and Cincinnati missed a bowl game for the first time since 2007.

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2011 Football preview – Week 8, Louisville

2010 marked a return to relevance for the Louisville Cardinals after three straight disappointing seasons. The departure of Steve Kragthorpe and the arrival of Charlie Strong helped the Cardinals to a 7-6 record and a 31-28 win over Southern Miss in the Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl.