Around the Country, College Football, Pac-12

Sun Devil Stadium: Home of the Arizona State Sun Devils

  This weekend I learned two things: first, Arizona State has an absolutely stunning campus, and second... don't EVER plan on going to a September football game if you don't have to! Man, was it HOT. I practically melted in my seat. The game was a 7:45pm kickoff time and it was STILL 98 degrees! But if you watched the game or heard about the ending, then you know it was absolutely worth it!   Arizona State has always just been one…

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Around the Country, MLB

Minute Maid Park: Home of the Houston Astros

  Labor Day weekend for some is just a three-day weekend for travel or an extra night out at the bar... something like that. But for us in the south, it's all about the start to the best time of the year - the kickoff to football season! Football season's kickoff weekend has grown substantially in the last 10 years or so. They have awesome non-conference match ups at neutral locations (mainly NFL venues) and they make a whole five-day…

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Around the Country, Big 12, College Football

Texas Football: Moncrief Athletic Center

  Texas is a state known for football. There's undoubtedly no shortage of Division 1 schools in the state, but today I'm taking a look inside the one that was in my backyard! I grew up in a small suburb of Austin (though small definitely isn't the word to describe it anymore) so all of my friends and their families were pretty much UT fans. But not us. Not in our house. My dad and I have always been…

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Around the Country, College Football, Pac-12

Oregon Football: Hatfield-Dowlin Complex

  To be honest, I really can't believe it's already August. But on the bright side... we get football back this month! And what better way to kick off football season than checking out the facility that, in my opinion, is the pinnacle of all facilities in the country. I mean, when the CEO of Nike designs it, you can only assume it'll be killer. One of our coaches at Texas Tech was the one who showed me this…

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Around the Country, College Basketball, College Football

Nike World Headquarters Campus

  School is around the corner for my LSU kiddos but I slipped away one last time before meeting my new freshmen and headed up to Portland, Oregon to see some friends and family! Recently, my cousin took a job with a dance company in Portland and I figured that was a great excuse to see the Northwest for the first time. I have to admit, I was expecting the weather to be a little cooler than it was,…

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Around the Country, NFL

Nissan Stadium: Home of the Tennessee Titans

  Well all good things must come to and end and unfortunately our family vacation in the Smoky Mountains was no exception. Today was my first day back at work and reality hit hard! Though I will admit it felt great to be back in my own bed after 10 days of travel.   Before we headed out to Tennessee my best friend had set me up with one of her old employees from Vanderbilt who now works for the Titans.…

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