University of Virginia

The Cavaliers raced to top positions in women’s rowing and men’s soccer in the past year, among the school’s other sporting achievements.

5. They finished 5th in the 2009-2010 NACDA reckoning of sports colleges, placing them in the top 5 for the first time.

With the widespread popularity of college sports teams, and the consistent successes of each of these colleges on the field and in the stadium, it’s no wonder these top 10 sports schools garner the support and spirit of students and fans all over the nation.

9. University of Georgia

With rigorous academic requirements for all athletes, Georgia is setting the pace for a new paradigm of scholarships among its top level football, baseball, gymnastics, tennis, and swim teams.

With a staff of over 100 coaches and assistants, 34 varsity sports, and about 300 athletic scholarships, it’s no wonder this school presented 49 athletes in the 2008 Beijing Winter Olympics and has over 9,000 students enrolled in intramural sports in any given semester.

4. 6. Florida State University

Florida State is a top contender in a number of college athletics programs, including football, basketball, softball, soccer, volleyball, swimming, and diving. Ohio State University

Ohio State has brought home championship wins in all three of the biggest men’s sports: basketball, football, and baseball. University of California Los Angeles (UCLA)

One of the country’s most widely recognized sports schools, UCLA was the first university to win over 100 NCAA championships, making the Bruins a fixture among the top basketball schools. Stanford has brought home the NACDA Director’s Cup award for Division I sports for the past 15 years, qualifying it as best overall for collegiate sports in the United States.

3. The school is also known for victories in men’s diving, swimming, golf, track, gymnastics, men’s and women’s fencing, and more.

2. Stanford University

With an impressive record in virtually every varsity sport, this Ivy League school holds the top ranking among sports colleges. Whether you follow college baseball, football, gymnastics, volleyball, soccer, or other varsity athletics, these are some of the top universities to beat:

1. UCLA is also renowned for its women’s sports performances, with the softball, track, gymnastics, and rowing teams excelling in 2009-2010.. The Gators are also known for their strong contenders in football, men’s basketball, and women’s golf, soccer, football, tennis, and volleyball.

8. University of Southern California

Southern California is best known for its varsity football team, which has won 11 championships, but also excels in basketball and a host of other college athletics.

College sports have captured the hearts of millions of Americans, from loyal students and alumni cheering on their schools to local businesses and fans. University of Texas

This Texas school has won more titles than any other school in the Big 12 League since it was founded in 1996. The university is known for its basketball team, as well as women’s soccer, women’s field hockey, and men’s lacrosse.

7. They’re especially known for their excellence in football, as well as putting forward strong contenders in track and baseball.

10. University of North Carolina

North Carolina has won 51 titles and 34 national championships in 6 different sports, making its mark as one of the top sports colleges in the United States. University of Florida

Florida is renowned in a number of varsity sports, notably excelling in women’s swimming and men’s track and field in the 2009-2010 season

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One purchased, users can download an extensive amount of content, including files to cover past seasons. The list below features five of the best simulation games.

Second and Ten

http://www.secondandten.com/

Although the related Baseball Mogul has been more popular, Football Mogul has been around for an entire decade. Older versions of the game tended to get hampered by flaws in the interface, but the newer versions of the game have improved these flaws and shortcomings.

Action! PC Football

http://www.dksports.com/football.htm

The video below demonstrates what gameplay looks like:

When it comes to modern football video games, nothing compares in popularity with the Madden series produced by EA Sports. The results are based on actual NFL stats, so the results are accurate from a statistical standpoint.

Solecismic Software first produced Front Office Football in the 1990s as one of the first simulations to focus on management aspects of football rather than actual gameplay itself. Players can simulate individual games as well as entire seasons or multiple seasons. Each year, the company sells million of copies each year. Action! PC Football focuses more heavily on the game simulation and is widely regarded for the designer’s thoroughness in creating the game.

Barcode Games: Professional Football Simulator

http://www.barcodegames.com/

Goal Line Blitz: http://goallineblitz.com/

Strat-O-Matic: http://www.somworld.com/

Other Simulations

There are several other simulations available, including the following:

The best simulations do not focus on graphics at all. The game features a number of options that allows players to simulate seasons and more. The database of players dates back to the 1950s, so players can also simulate historical seasons.

SportsSims: http://www.sportsims.net/

Front Office Football

http://www.solecismic.com/index.php

Football Mogul

http://www.sportsmogul.com/games/football2k12.html. Later editions added the ability to call plays, but the game’s main focus has been on the front office aspects (hence, the name).

This is the newest game on the list, and it has promise.

This simulation has been around since the days of DOS, and gameplay is largely the same as it was 20 years ago. The Madden games feature realistic graphics and fun gameplay, but some football enthusiasts prefer games that focus more on simulating actual NFL football games.

This game features both a professional version and a college version. Strategy focuses on the gamer calling formations and various plays. Some are purchased and downloaded, while others are played online. The game has gone through many enhancements focusing in both general management aspects of gameplay as well as the simulation part of the football games themselves. These are known generally as text-based simulations