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College Football Starts This Weekend

The Wall Street Journal had a terrific piece this week about various schools' attempts — specifically, Penn State, Syracuse, Rutgers, Notre Dame, Connecticut, and Army — to become the official college football team of New York City. (Best quote: "We're not just claiming that. We are New York City's team," Rutgers coach Greg Schiano said. Oh, totally, Greg.) Which reminds us: There are area teams playing real, live football Saturday! For the sake of discussion, we'll count Penn State, but only because it has the biggest alumni association in the city. So: Penn State plays Youngstown State, Syracuse plays at Akron, Army plays at Eastern Michigan, Fordham plays at Bryant, and Columbia is off. (Rutgers beat Norfolk State last night.) There are others, but those are the ones we're counting.

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