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  • Big Game Recipes - Neil’s Buffalo Chicken Dip

    Big Game Recipes - Neil’s Buffalo Chicken Dip

    Friday, January 29 2016 1:40 PM EST2016-01-29 18:40:30 GMT
    Friday, February 5 2016 1:47 PM EST2016-02-05 18:47:40 GMT

    Neil Reitenbach of Jackson is ready for the big game – and his warm up on game day includes Buffalo Chicken Dip.

    Neil Reitenbach of Jackson is ready for the big game – and his warm up on game day includes Buffalo Chicken Dip.

  • Big Game Recipes – Pigskin Pizza Puffs

    Big Game Recipes – Pigskin Pizza Puffs

    Wednesday, February 3 2016 6:10 PM EST2016-02-03 23:10:35 GMT
    Wednesday, February 3 2016 6:10 PM EST2016-02-03 23:10:35 GMT
    Pizza is a game day staple, and Pigskin Pizza Puffs are a twist on an old favorite. It’s very easy to make, but not so easy to eat just one! 

    Pizza is a game day staple, and Pigskin Pizza Puffs are a twist on an old favorite. It’s very easy to make, but not so easy to eat just one! 

  • Big Game Recipes – Game Day Kielbasa

    Big Game Recipes – Game Day Kielbasa

    Wednesday, February 3 2016 5:59 PM EST2016-02-03 22:59:41 GMT
    Wednesday, February 3 2016 5:59 PM EST2016-02-03 22:59:41 GMT
    On game day you don’t want to spend all your time in the kitchen before  - or even worse, during – the big game. This quick and easy, three-ingredient recipe sounds strange, but will have your guests cheering for more. 

    On game day you don’t want to spend all your time in the kitchen before  - or even worse, during – the big game. This quick and easy, three-ingredient recipe sounds strange, but will have your guests cheering for more. 

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  • Heartland ties to the NFL

    Heartland ties to the NFL

    Tuesday, December 15 2015 8:45 PM EST2015-12-16 01:45:29 GMT
    Sunday, February 7 2016 3:24 PM EST2016-02-07 20:24:46 GMT

    Through the years there's been several people with ties to the Heartland make it to the NFL and the Super Bowl. We've put together a list of some of those players.

    Through the years there's been several people with ties to the Heartland make it to the NFL and the Super Bowl. We've put together a list of some of those players.

  • Beyond the Game pt. 4

    Beyond the Game pt. 4

  • Beyond the Game: Kony Ealy

    Beyond the Game: Kony Ealy

  • Beyond the Game pt. 3

    Beyond the Game pt. 3

  • Beyond the Game pt. 2

    Beyond the Game pt. 2

  • Beyond the Game pt. 1

    Beyond the Game pt. 1

  • Countdown to the Big Game: Day 1

    Countdown to the Big Game: Day 1

    Wednesday, January 6 2016 10:18 PM EST2016-01-07 03:18:04 GMT
    Saturday, February 6 2016 10:40 PM EST2016-02-07 03:40:08 GMT

    Here's number 1 in our Countdown to the Big Game.

    Here's number 1 in our Countdown to the Big Game.

  • Countdown to the Big Game: Day 2

    Countdown to the Big Game: Day 2

    Wednesday, January 6 2016 10:08 PM EST2016-01-07 03:08:40 GMT
    Friday, February 5 2016 10:40 PM EST2016-02-06 03:40:01 GMT

    Our countdown of outstanding Heartland football players has reached number 2.

    Our countdown of outstanding Heartland football players has reached number 2.

  • Countdown to the Big Game: Day 3

    Countdown to the Big Game: Day 3

    Wednesday, January 6 2016 10:03 PM EST2016-01-07 03:03:14 GMT
    Thursday, February 4 2016 10:40 PM EST2016-02-05 03:40:04 GMT

    Number 3 in our countdown is a former SEMO offensive lineman.

    Number 3 in our countdown is a former SEMO offensive lineman.

  • Countdown to the Big Game: Day 4

    Countdown to the Big Game: Day 4

    Wednesday, January 6 2016 9:56 PM EST2016-01-07 02:56:40 GMT
    Wednesday, February 3 2016 12:00 AM EST2016-02-03 05:00:38 GMT

    Our countdown of Heartland football legends has reached number 4.

    Our countdown of Heartland football legends has reached number 4.

  • Countdown to the Big Game: Day 5

    Countdown to the Big Game: Day 5

    Wednesday, January 6 2016 9:50 PM EST2016-01-07 02:50:04 GMT
    Tuesday, February 2 2016 10:40 PM EST2016-02-03 03:40:08 GMT

    Number 5 in our Countdown to the Big Game is a former SIU linebacker.

    Number 5 in our Countdown to the Big Game is a former SIU linebacker.

  • Countdown to the Big Game: Day 6

    Countdown to the Big Game: Day 6

    Wednesday, January 6 2016 9:43 PM EST2016-01-07 02:43:51 GMT
    Monday, February 1 2016 10:41 PM EST2016-02-02 03:41:03 GMT

    Our countdown of Heartland football stars has reached number 6.

    Our countdown of Heartland football stars has reached number 6.

  • Countdown to the Big Game: Day 7

    Countdown to the Big Game: Day 7

    Wednesday, January 6 2016 9:33 PM EST2016-01-07 02:33:42 GMT
    Sunday, January 31 2016 10:40 PM EST2016-02-01 03:40:06 GMT

    Here's a look at number 7 in our Countdown to the Big Game.

    Here's a look at number 7 in our Countdown to the Big Game.

  • Countdown to the Big Game: Day 8

    Countdown to the Big Game: Day 8

    Wednesday, January 6 2016 9:25 PM EST2016-01-07 02:25:26 GMT
    Saturday, January 30 2016 10:40 PM EST2016-01-31 03:40:06 GMT

    We continue out look at Heartland football greats with number 8.

    We continue out look at Heartland football greats with number 8.

  • Countdown to the Big Game: Day 9

    Countdown to the Big Game: Day 9

    Wednesday, January 6 2016 9:18 PM EST2016-01-07 02:18:35 GMT
    Friday, January 29 2016 11:54 PM EST2016-01-30 04:54:09 GMT

    Our Countdown to the Big Game continues with number 9.

    Our Countdown to the Big Game continues with number 9.

  • Countdown to the Big Game: Day 11

    Countdown to the Big Game: Day 11

    Wednesday, January 6 2016 9:02 PM EST2016-01-07 02:02:58 GMT
    Thursday, January 28 2016 6:07 PM EST2016-01-28 23:07:03 GMT

    Here's another outstanding Heartland football player.

    Here's another outstanding Heartland football player.

  • Countdown to the Big Game: Day 10

    Countdown to the Big Game: Day 10

    Thursday, January 28 2016 11:14 PM EST2016-01-29 04:14:57 GMT
    Friday, January 29 2016 10:40 PM EST2016-01-30 03:40:04 GMT

    At number 10 on our Countdown to the Big Game, it is a former New Madrid County Central and Mizzou defensive lineman.

    At number 10 on our Countdown to the Big Game, it is a former New Madrid County Central and Mizzou defensive lineman.

  • Countdown to the Big Game: Day 12

    Countdown to the Big Game: Day 12

    Wednesday, January 6 2016 8:58 PM EST2016-01-07 01:58:13 GMT
    Tuesday, January 26 2016 10:40 PM EST2016-01-27 03:40:07 GMT

    Number 12 in our Countdown to the Big Game is a former SIU lineman.

    Number 12 in our Countdown to the Big Game is a former SIU lineman.

  • Countdown to the Big Game: Day 13

    Countdown to the Big Game: Day 13

    Wednesday, January 6 2016 8:52 PM EST2016-01-07 01:52:52 GMT
    Tuesday, January 26 2016 6:21 PM EST2016-01-26 23:21:03 GMT

    Perhaps one of the most talented football players to wear a SEMO uniform comes in at number 13 on our countdown.

    Perhaps one of the most talented football players to wear a SEMO uniform comes in at number 13 on our countdown.

  • Countdown to the Big Game: Day 14

    Countdown to the Big Game: Day 14

    Wednesday, January 6 2016 8:46 PM EST2016-01-07 01:46:13 GMT
    Sunday, January 24 2016 10:40 PM EST2016-01-25 03:40:07 GMT

    A punter is number 14 on our Countdown to the Big Game.

    A punter is number 14 on our Countdown to the Big Game.

  • Countdown to the Big Game: Day 15

    Countdown to the Big Game: Day 15

    Wednesday, January 6 2016 8:39 PM EST2016-01-07 01:39:35 GMT
    Saturday, January 23 2016 10:40 PM EST2016-01-24 03:40:05 GMT

    Number 15 in our Countdown to the Big Game is a former SEMO lineman.

    Number 15 in our Countdown to the Big Game is a former SEMO lineman.

  • Countdown to the Big Game: Day 16

    Countdown to the Big Game: Day 16

    Wednesday, January 6 2016 5:57 PM EST2016-01-06 22:57:42 GMT
    Friday, January 22 2016 10:40 PM EST2016-01-23 03:40:09 GMT

    Our countdown of outstanding Heartland football players takes us to number 16.

    Our countdown of outstanding Heartland football players takes us to number 16.

  • Countdown to the Big Game: Day 17

    Countdown to the Big Game: Day 17

    Wednesday, January 6 2016 5:50 PM EST2016-01-06 22:50:51 GMT
    Friday, January 22 2016 12:08 AM EST2016-01-22 05:08:19 GMT

    Let's check out another Heartland football star at number 17.

    Let's check out another Heartland football star at number 17.

  • Countdown to the Big Game: Day 18

    Countdown to the Big Game: Day 18

    Wednesday, January 6 2016 5:45 PM EST2016-01-06 22:45:21 GMT
    Friday, January 22 2016 12:06 AM EST2016-01-22 05:06:46 GMT

    Number 18 in our countdown is former SEMO offensive lineman Dan Peiffer.

    Number 18 in our countdown is former SEMO offensive lineman Dan Peiffer.

  • Countdown to the Big Game: Day 19

    Countdown to the Big Game: Day 19

    Wednesday, January 6 2016 5:40 PM EST2016-01-06 22:40:18 GMT
    Tuesday, January 19 2016 10:40 PM EST2016-01-20 03:40:04 GMT

    Take a look at another Heartland football star at number 19.

    Take a look at another Heartland football star at number 19.

  • Countdown to the Big Game: Day 20

    Countdown to the Big Game: Day 20

    Wednesday, January 6 2016 5:31 PM EST2016-01-06 22:31:32 GMT
    Monday, January 18 2016 10:40 PM EST2016-01-19 03:40:05 GMT

    Number 20 in our Countdown to the Big Game is a former Paducah Tilghman standout, turned NFL champion.

    Number 20 in our Countdown to the Big Game is a former Paducah Tilghman standout, turned NFL champion.

  • Countdown to the Big Game: Day 21

    Countdown to the Big Game: Day 21

    Wednesday, January 6 2016 5:24 PM EST2016-01-06 22:24:40 GMT
    Sunday, January 17 2016 10:40 PM EST2016-01-18 03:40:07 GMT

    Here's a look at another former Heartland football star at number 21 in our countdown.

    Here's a look at another former Heartland football star at number 21 in our countdown.

  • Countdown to the Big Game: Day 22

    Countdown to the Big Game: Day 22

    Wednesday, January 6 2016 5:20 PM EST2016-01-06 22:20:40 GMT
    Saturday, January 16 2016 10:40 PM EST2016-01-17 03:40:07 GMT

    We continued our countdown of Heartland football excellence with former UT Martin standout Fred Thomas at number 22.

    We continued our countdown of Heartland football excellence with former UT Martin standout Fred Thomas at number 22.

  • Countdown to the Big Game: Day 23

    Countdown to the Big Game: Day 23

    Wednesday, January 6 2016 5:12 PM EST2016-01-06 22:12:00 GMT
    Friday, January 15 2016 10:40 PM EST2016-01-16 03:40:05 GMT

    Our look at standout Heartland football players resumes with number 23.

    Our look at standout Heartland football players resumes with number 23.

  • Countdown to the Big Game: Day 24

    Countdown to the Big Game: Day 24

    Wednesday, January 6 2016 5:05 PM EST2016-01-06 22:05:57 GMT
    Friday, January 15 2016 9:20 PM EST2016-01-16 02:20:52 GMT

    Number 24 of our Countdown to the Big Game went from the University of Tennessee Martin to the NFL.

    Number 24 of our Countdown to the Big Game went from the University of Tennessee Martin to the NFL.

  • Countdown to the Big Game: Day 46

    Countdown to the Big Game: Day 46

    Tuesday, December 15 2015 11:11 PM EST2015-12-16 04:11:51 GMT
    Monday, January 4 2016 4:50 PM EST2016-01-04 21:50:49 GMT

    Number 46 is running back Eddie Moss.

    Number 46 is running back Eddie Moss.

  • Countdown to the Big Game: Day 48

    Countdown to the Big Game: Day 48

    Tuesday, December 15 2015 11:07 PM EST2015-12-16 04:07:30 GMT
    Monday, December 21 2015 10:30 PM EST2015-12-22 03:30:09 GMT

    Former Tennessee Martin defensive lineman Montori Hughes is our number 48 in the countdown.

    Former Tennessee Martin defensive lineman Montori Hughes is our number 48 in the countdown.

  • Countdown to the Big Game: Day 49

    Countdown to the Big Game: Day 49

    Tuesday, December 15 2015 11:05 PM EST2015-12-16 04:05:21 GMT
    Sunday, December 20 2015 10:40 PM EST2015-12-21 03:40:07 GMT

    Number 49 on our Countdown to the Big Game belongs to former Saluki defensive lineman Houston Antwine.

    Number 49 on our Countdown to the Big Game belongs to former Saluki defensive lineman Houston Antwine.

  • Countdown to the Big Game: Day 50

    Countdown to the Big Game: Day 50

    Tuesday, December 15 2015 11:02 PM EST2015-12-16 04:02:40 GMT
    Saturday, December 19 2015 10:40 PM EST2015-12-20 03:40:05 GMT

    Former SEMO star Ken Iman was an NFL offensive lineman for 15 seasons with the Packers and the Rams from 1961-75.

    Former SEMO star Ken Iman was an NFL offensive lineman for 15 seasons with the Packers and the Rams from 1961-75.

  • RAW VIDEO: Facetiming with Kony Ealy

    RAW VIDEO: Facetiming with Kony Ealy

    Todd Richards sat down and talked with Carolina Panther's Kony Ealy. Hear him talk about the Super Bowl and thank his supporters in his hometown of New Madrid, MO.

  • NMCC coach, student athlete react to Kony Ealy's Super Bowl plays

    NMCC coach, student athlete react to Kony Ealy's Super Bowl plays

    Monday, February 8 2016 6:58 PM EST2016-02-08 23:58:53 GMT
    Monday, February 8 2016 8:42 PM EST2016-02-09 01:42:57 GMT
    Ealy's signed jersey in his old high school. (Source: Jasmine Dell/KFVS)Ealy's signed jersey in his old high school. (Source: Jasmine Dell/KFVS)

    If you watched the Super Bowl on Sunday night, you couldn't help but notice former New Madrid County Central Eagle Kony Ealy making his presence known with several big plays.

    If you watched the Super Bowl on Sunday night, you couldn't help but notice former New Madrid County Central Eagle Kony Ealy making his presence known with several big plays.

  • Heartland News Chat: Super Bowl 50 commercials

    Heartland News Chat: Super Bowl 50 commercials

  • Scott Co. bar patrons share fun-loving atmosphere for Super Bowl

    Scott Co. bar patrons share fun-loving atmosphere for Super Bowl

    Sunday, February 7 2016 9:23 PM EST2016-02-08 02:23:49 GMT
    Sunday, February 7 2016 9:44 PM EST2016-02-08 02:44:35 GMT

    A bar and grill in rural Scott County, Missouri usually is pretty busy on most nights. However, on Sunday, what started out as nine people at the beginning of the Super Bowl, grew to about a dozen.

    A bar and grill in rural Scott County, Missouri usually is pretty busy on most nights. However, on Sunday, what started out as nine people at the beginning of the Super Bowl, grew to about a dozen.

  • Flushing out the truth to the halftime bathroom use myth

    Flushing out the truth to the halftime bathroom use myth

    Sunday, February 7 2016 8:33 PM EST2016-02-08 01:33:00 GMT
    Sunday, February 7 2016 8:33 PM EST2016-02-08 01:33:00 GMT
    (Source: Anne Worner/Flickr commons)(Source: Anne Worner/Flickr commons)
    It's halftime during the Super Bowl, and everyone's rushing for the door - to the toilets.

    It's halftime during the Super Bowl, and everyone's rushing for the door - to the toilets.

  • Super Bowl contender Kony Ealy leaves lasting impact at NMCC

    Super Bowl contender Kony Ealy leaves lasting impact at NMCC

    Friday, February 5 2016 3:54 PM EST2016-02-05 20:54:09 GMT
    Saturday, February 6 2016 6:30 PM EST2016-02-06 23:30:14 GMT

    Before the Carolina Panthers defensive end Kony Ealy was playing in Super Bowl 50, he was a standout student athlete at New Madrid County Central High School.

    Before the Carolina Panthers defensive end Kony Ealy was playing in Super Bowl 50, he was a standout student athlete at New Madrid County Central High School.

  • Poplar Bluff woman appears in Super Bowl commercial

    Poplar Bluff woman appears in Super Bowl commercial

    Friday, February 5 2016 5:55 PM EST2016-02-05 22:55:18 GMT
    Friday, February 5 2016 6:33 PM EST2016-02-05 23:33:17 GMT

    A Poplar Bluff, Missouri woman appears in a 2016 Super Bowl commercial.

    A Poplar Bluff, Missouri woman appears in a 2016 Super Bowl commercial.

  • New Madrid County Central H.S. shows support for Kony Ealy

    New Madrid County Central H.S. shows support for Kony Ealy

    Friday, February 5 2016 4:50 PM EST2016-02-05 21:50:02 GMT
    Friday, February 5 2016 5:58 PM EST2016-02-05 22:58:55 GMT

    Decked out in Carolina blue, carrying signs and showing their pride, the entire student bodies of the middle school and high school came out to show support for their very own Kony Ealy, who will play in the Super Bowl with his team, the Carolina Panthers.

    Decked out in Carolina blue, carrying signs and showing their pride, the entire student bodies of the middle school and high school came out to show support for their very own Kony Ealy, who will play in the Super Bowl with his team, the Carolina Panthers.

  • MO Coalition: Make it a safe Super Bowl Sunday

    MO Coalition: Make it a safe Super Bowl Sunday

    Thursday, February 4 2016 3:28 PM EST2016-02-04 20:28:12 GMT
    Thursday, February 4 2016 7:04 PM EST2016-02-05 00:04:45 GMT
    Super Bowl Sunday always means food, fun, beverages, and hopefully a good game.

    Super Bowl Sunday always means food, fun, beverages, and hopefully a good game.

  • "Souper" Bowl of Caring kicks off in Carbondale on Saturday

    "Souper" Bowl of Caring kicks off in Carbondale on Saturday

    Thursday, February 4 2016 3:24 PM EST2016-02-04 20:24:30 GMT
    Thursday, February 4 2016 7:02 PM EST2016-02-05 00:02:27 GMT
    The SIU Football Salukis will be making some noise to fight hunger in southern Illinois.

    The SIU Football Salukis will be making some noise to fight hunger in southern Illinois.

  • Kony Ealy's NFL journey inspired by sister

    Kony Ealy's NFL journey inspired by sister

    Wednesday, May 7 2014 11:47 PM EDT2014-05-08 03:47:41 GMT
    Thursday, February 4 2016 5:46 PM EST2016-02-04 22:46:51 GMT
    For all the fanfare Missouri defensive end and New Madrid County Central alum Kony Ealy collects on the football field, nothing equals the affection he receives from his sister Cierra.

    For all the fanfare Missouri defensive end and New Madrid County Central alum Kony Ealy collects on the football field, nothing equals the affection he receives from his sister Cierra.

  • AGA: Majority of Super Bowl viewers want change in sports betting law

    AGA: Majority of Super Bowl viewers want change in sports betting law

    Thursday, February 4 2016 7:02 AM EST2016-02-04 12:02:29 GMT
    Thursday, February 4 2016 7:05 AM EST2016-02-04 12:05:42 GMT

    A study showed 80 percent of Super Bowl viewers want to change the sports betting law.

    A study showed 80 percent of Super Bowl viewers want to change the sports betting law.

  • Super Bowl 50 ads: Rappers, wiener dogs and a president

    Super Bowl 50 ads: Rappers, wiener dogs and a president

    Wednesday, February 3 2016 3:06 PM EST2016-02-03 20:06:21 GMT
    Wednesday, February 3 2016 3:08 PM EST2016-02-03 20:08:20 GMT
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    T-Mobile, Snickers, Anheuser-Busch, and others have leaked their Super Bowl 50 ads ahead of Sunday’s big game. Ads are running about $5 million a pop this year. 

    T-Mobile, Snickers, Anheuser-Busch, and others have leaked their Super Bowl 50 ads ahead of Sunday’s big game. Ads are running about $5 million a pop this year. 

  • Ron Rivera, wife talk Panthers football, home life ahead of Super Bowl

    Ron Rivera, wife talk Panthers football, home life ahead of Super Bowl

    Friday, January 29 2016 6:18 PM EST2016-01-29 23:18:17 GMT
    Monday, February 1 2016 10:20 PM EST2016-02-02 03:20:15 GMT
    WBTV's Molly Grantham with Carolina Panthers' head coach Ron Rivera and wife, Stephanie.WBTV's Molly Grantham with Carolina Panthers' head coach Ron Rivera and wife, Stephanie.

    Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera and his wife, Stephanie, sat down with WBTV's Molly Grantham for an exclusive interview before the team heads to California to Super Bowl 50. The story will air Monday night at 11 p.m.

    Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera and his wife, Stephanie, sat down with WBTV's Molly Grantham for an exclusive interview before the team heads to California to Super Bowl 50. The story will air Monday night at 11 p.m.

  • Thursday Night Football to broadcast on CBS, NBC

    Thursday Night Football to broadcast on CBS, NBC

    Monday, February 1 2016 4:11 PM EST2016-02-01 21:11:08 GMT
    Monday, February 1 2016 4:11 PM EST2016-02-01 21:11:08 GMT
    Football fans will still be able to watch Thursday Night Football on CBS for the 2016/2017 National Football League season.

    Football fans will still be able to watch Thursday Night Football on CBS for the 2016/2017 National Football League season.

  • Myrtle Beach Safari tiger pounces on her Super Bowl prediction

    Myrtle Beach Safari tiger pounces on her Super Bowl prediction

    Monday, February 1 2016 10:34 AM EST2016-02-01 15:34:31 GMT
    Monday, February 1 2016 10:46 AM EST2016-02-01 15:46:30 GMT
    Source: Myrtle Beach Safari on YouTubeSource: Myrtle Beach Safari on YouTube

    A tiger at the Myrtle Beach Safari made her Super Bowl prediction for 2016, and is it any surprise that she picked another big cat from the Carolinas to win? Tibet the tigress gave chase to her prey – in this case, two remote-control cars fitted with helmets for the Carolina Panthers and Denver Broncos, and eventually, the tiger pounced on the Panther.

    A tiger at the Myrtle Beach Safari made her Super Bowl prediction for 2016, and is it any surprise that she picked another big cat from the Carolinas to win? Tibet the tigress gave chase to her prey – in this case, two remote-control cars fitted with helmets for the Carolina Panthers and Denver Broncos, and eventually, the tiger pounced on the Panther.

  • Super Bowl footballs hand-made in Ohio for 50 years

    Super Bowl footballs hand-made in Ohio for 50 years

    Monday, January 25 2016 7:33 PM EST2016-01-26 00:33:07 GMT
    Tuesday, January 26 2016 7:58 AM EST2016-01-26 12:58:02 GMT

    Thirty-nine years. That's how many NFL seasons and Super Bowls Michelle Burkett has had a hand in making a key piece of the puzzle - the footballs. 

    Thirty-nine years. That's how many NFL seasons and Super Bowls Michelle Burkett has had a hand in making a key piece of the puzzle - the footballs. 

  • Countdown to the Big Game: Day 25

    Countdown to the Big Game: Day 25

    Tuesday, December 22 2015 11:29 PM EST2015-12-23 04:29:49 GMT
    Wednesday, January 13 2016 10:40 PM EST2016-01-14 03:40:09 GMT

    Take a look at number 25 in our Countdown to the Big Game.

    Take a look at number 25 in our Countdown to the Big Game.

  • Countdown to the Big Game: Day 26

    Countdown to the Big Game: Day 26

    Tuesday, December 22 2015 11:24 PM EST2015-12-23 04:24:35 GMT
    Tuesday, January 12 2016 10:40 PM EST2016-01-13 03:40:07 GMT

    Our countdown continues with former Southeast Missouri State punter Mike Wood at number 26.

    Our countdown continues with former Southeast Missouri State punter Mike Wood at number 26.

  • Countdown to the Big Game: Day 27

    Countdown to the Big Game: Day 27

    Tuesday, December 22 2015 11:21 PM EST2015-12-23 04:21:13 GMT
    Tuesday, January 12 2016 3:48 PM EST2016-01-12 20:48:49 GMT

    Our look at outstanding Heartland football players continues with former Southern Illinois Saluki running back Amos Bullocks at number 27.

    Our look at outstanding Heartland football players continues with former Southern Illinois Saluki running back Amos Bullocks at number 27.

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    Why 3-time Super Bowl MVP should hate Chiefs

    Why 3-time Super Bowl MVP should hate Chiefs

    Monday, January 11 2016 6:59 PM EST2016-01-11 23:59:19 GMT
    Tuesday, January 12 2016 7:00 AM EST2016-01-12 12:00:28 GMT
    "I really got him. I could tell he was hurt!" The speaker was Jared Allen. The then-Chiefs defensive end was speaking about a hit he administered during a 2005 Chiefs-Patriots game. "I got a clean shot at him and I was able to drive my pads right into his ribs." The hit left Brady dazed and hurting- and the Chiefs defense knew it. "We got excited in our huddle," one defensive player said, "We wanted to knock him out of the game." While Brady ...
    "I really got him. I could tell he was hurt!" The speaker was Jared Allen. The then-Chiefs defensive end was speaking about a hit he administered during a 2005 Chiefs-Patriots game. "I got a clean shot at him and I was able to drive my pads right into his ribs." The hit left Brady dazed and hurting- and the Chiefs defense knew it. "We got excited in our huddle," one defensive player said, "We wanted to knock him out of the game." While Brady ...
  • Countdown to the Big Game: Day 29

    Countdown to the Big Game: Day 29

    Tuesday, December 22 2015 11:13 PM EST2015-12-23 04:13:46 GMT
    Monday, January 11 2016 2:21 PM EST2016-01-11 19:21:23 GMT

    Our countdown to the Big Game with Heartland football stars continues with number 29.

    Our countdown to the Big Game with Heartland football stars continues with number 29.

  • Countdown to the Big Game: Day 28

    Countdown to the Big Game: Day 28

    Tuesday, December 22 2015 11:17 PM EST2015-12-23 04:17:31 GMT
    Monday, January 11 2016 1:17 PM EST2016-01-11 18:17:15 GMT

    Lets take a look at another outstanding Heartland football player at number 28.

    Lets take a look at another outstanding Heartland football player at number 28.

  • Countdown to the Big Game: Day 30

    Countdown to the Big Game: Day 30

    Tuesday, December 22 2015 11:02 PM EST2015-12-23 04:02:05 GMT
    Friday, January 8 2016 10:40 PM EST2016-01-09 03:40:08 GMT

    Our look at outstanding Heartland football players continues with number 30.

    Our look at outstanding Heartland football players continues with number 30.

  • Countdown to the Big Game: Day 31

    Countdown to the Big Game: Day 31

    Tuesday, December 22 2015 10:57 PM EST2015-12-23 03:57:27 GMT
    Friday, January 8 2016 6:57 PM EST2016-01-08 23:57:46 GMT

    Number 31 on our list of outstanding Heartland football players is former Saluki Deji Karim.

    Number 31 on our list of outstanding Heartland football players is former Saluki Deji Karim.

  • Countdown to the Big Game: Day 32

    Countdown to the Big Game: Day 32

    Tuesday, December 22 2015 10:52 PM EST2015-12-23 03:52:43 GMT
    Friday, January 8 2016 6:57 PM EST2016-01-08 23:57:24 GMT

    We're on number 32 of our Countdown to the Big Game.

    We're on number 32 of our Countdown to the Big Game.

  • Countdown to the Big Game: Day 33

    Countdown to the Big Game: Day 33

    Tuesday, December 22 2015 10:48 PM EST2015-12-23 03:48:49 GMT
    Friday, January 8 2016 6:47 PM EST2016-01-08 23:47:25 GMT

    Lets look at another Heartland football star at number 33.

    Lets look at another Heartland football star at number 33.

  • Countdown to the Big Game: Day 34

    Countdown to the Big Game: Day 34

    Tuesday, December 22 2015 10:43 PM EST2015-12-23 03:43:16 GMT
    Friday, January 8 2016 6:47 PM EST2016-01-08 23:47:01 GMT

    Our countdown of outstanding college football players continues with number 34.

    Our countdown of outstanding college football players continues with number 34.

  • Countdown to the Big Game: Day 35

    Countdown to the Big Game: Day 35

    Tuesday, December 22 2015 10:39 PM EST2015-12-23 03:39:24 GMT
    Friday, January 8 2016 6:46 PM EST2016-01-08 23:46:31 GMT

    Time to dial up number 35 on our list of Heartland football players who have made it to the NFL ranks.

    Time to dial up number 35 on our list of Heartland football players who have made it to the NFL ranks.

  • Countdown to the Big Game: Day 36

    Countdown to the Big Game: Day 36

    Tuesday, December 22 2015 10:34 PM EST2015-12-23 03:34:33 GMT
    Friday, January 8 2016 6:42 PM EST2016-01-08 23:42:45 GMT

    We continue to spotlight outstanding Heartland football players with Southern Illinois University linebacker Jayson DiManche at number 36.

    We continue to spotlight outstanding Heartland football players with Southern Illinois University linebacker Jayson DiManche at number 36.

  • Countdown to the Big Game: Day 37

    Countdown to the Big Game: Day 37

    Tuesday, December 22 2015 10:30 PM EST2015-12-23 03:30:19 GMT
    Friday, January 8 2016 6:42 PM EST2016-01-08 23:42:17 GMT

    Take a look at another Heartland football star at number 37.

    Take a look at another Heartland football star at number 37.

  • Countdown to the Big Game: Day 38

    Countdown to the Big Game: Day 38

    Tuesday, December 22 2015 10:26 PM EST2015-12-23 03:26:41 GMT
    Friday, January 8 2016 6:41 PM EST2016-01-08 23:41:56 GMT

    Our outstanding Heartland Football player for tonight is a former SIU running back. At number 38, it's Ernie Wheelwright.

    Our outstanding Heartland Football player for tonight is a former SIU running back. At number 38, it's Ernie Wheelwright.

  • Countdown to the Big Game: Day 39

    Countdown to the Big Game: Day 39

    Tuesday, December 22 2015 10:22 PM EST2015-12-23 03:22:06 GMT
    Friday, January 8 2016 6:41 PM EST2016-01-08 23:41:31 GMT

    At number 39, it's Murray State All-American wide receiver Reggie Swinton.

    At number 39, it's Murray State All-American wide receiver Reggie Swinton.

  • Countdown to the Big Game: Day 41

    Countdown to the Big Game: Day 41

    Friday, December 18 2015 10:39 PM EST2015-12-19 03:39:32 GMT
    Monday, January 4 2016 8:50 PM EST2016-01-05 01:50:42 GMT

    Here's another Heartland football star at number 41.

    Here's another Heartland football star at number 41.

  • Countdown to the Big Game: Day 42

    Countdown to the Big Game: Day 42

    Friday, December 18 2015 10:36 PM EST2015-12-19 03:36:20 GMT
    Monday, January 4 2016 4:54 PM EST2016-01-04 21:54:42 GMT

    We take a look at former Murray State football star Derrick Cullors at number 42 on our list of outstanding Heartland stand-outs.

    We take a look at former Murray State football star Derrick Cullors at number 42 on our list of outstanding Heartland stand-outs.

  • Countdown to the Big Game: Day 44

    Countdown to the Big Game: Day 44

    Friday, December 18 2015 10:22 PM EST2015-12-19 03:22:23 GMT
    Monday, January 4 2016 4:53 PM EST2016-01-04 21:53:39 GMT

    Here's number 44 in our Countdown to the Big Game.

    Here's number 44 in our Countdown to the Big Game.

  • Countdown to the Big Game: Day 45

    Countdown to the Big Game: Day 45

    Friday, December 18 2015 10:18 PM EST2015-12-19 03:18:27 GMT
    Monday, January 4 2016 4:52 PM EST2016-01-04 21:52:23 GMT

    Number 45 in our list of some of the top Heartland football players is Farmington, Missouri's Edward Blaine.

    Number 45 in our list of some of the top Heartland football players is Farmington, Missouri's Edward Blaine.

  • Countdown to the Big Game: Day 40

    Countdown to the Big Game: Day 40

    Friday, December 18 2015 10:42 PM EST2015-12-19 03:42:18 GMT
    Tuesday, December 29 2015 10:40 PM EST2015-12-30 03:40:06 GMT

    Number 40 in our Countdown to the Big Game is Marion Rushing.

    Number 40 in our Countdown to the Big Game is Marion Rushing.

  • Countdown to the Big Game: Day 43

    Countdown to the Big Game: Day 43

    Friday, December 18 2015 10:25 PM EST2015-12-19 03:25:36 GMT
    Saturday, December 26 2015 10:40 PM EST2015-12-27 03:40:02 GMT

    Here's another outstanding Heartland football player. At number 43, it's Terry Taylor.

    Here's another outstanding Heartland football player. At number 43, it's Terry Taylor.

  • Countdown to the Big Game: Day 47

    Countdown to the Big Game: Day 47

    Tuesday, December 15 2015 11:09 PM EST2015-12-16 04:09:34 GMT
    Tuesday, December 22 2015 11:37 PM EST2015-12-23 04:37:24 GMT

    Number 47 in our Countdown to the Big Game goes to former Murray State star Austen Lane.

    Number 47 in our Countdown to the Big Game goes to former Murray State star Austen Lane.

  • About Super Bowl 50

    About Super Bowl 50

    Tuesday, December 15 2015 6:43 PM EST2015-12-15 23:43:47 GMT
    Tuesday, December 15 2015 6:51 PM EST2015-12-15 23:51:55 GMT
    Super Bowl 50 will take place on Feb. 7, 2016 at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California.

    Super Bowl 50 will take place on Feb. 7, 2016 at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California.

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