Oklahoma Sooners Look To Reclaim Big 12 Title With New Offense

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There wasn’t much to be excited about after the 2014 Oklahoma Sooners football season ended, as an 8-5 overall record (5-4 Big 12 conference record) led them to finish tied for fourth-place, before getting blown out in the Russell Athletic Bowl by the Clemson Tigers.

The Sooners will look to get a more effective season out of quarterback Trevor Knight, who completed 179-of-316 passes for 2,300 yards to go along with 14 touchdowns and 12 interceptions. Head coach Bob Stoops, heading into his 17th season with the program, has to fix up the defense if Oklahoma wants to have any success this season. The Sooners gave up 30 points or more in seven games a year ago, making it very tough for the offense to hang around.

With their usually tough Big 12 conference schedule, the Sooners’ toughest non-conference opponents are Tennessee in Knoxville and Tulsa. With the season nearing closer, below is an overview of the most expensive Sooners tickets on the secondary market, according to RazorGator.com.

10/10/2015 | Oklahoma Sooners vs. Texas Longhorns | Cotton Bowl Stadium | Average Price: $475.58 | Get-in Price: $183

Both programs have been on top of the mountain — in both the conference and all of college football — but have slipped in recent years and are looking for a way back. The Sooners are rolling with new offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley, while Texas is in year two of head coach Charlie Strong’s tenure. It is the Sooners’ most expensive game of the upcoming season on the secondary market.

9/12/2015 | Tennessee Volunteers vs. Oklahoma Sooners | Neyland Stadium | Average Price: $326.53 | Get-in Price: $116

The Sooners travel to Tennessee for their most important non-conference game of the season, and it also registers as the team’s second-most expensive game as well. The two historic programs have met three times, starting in 1968, and the Sooners have won the last two contests between the two clubs. This would be a huge, quality victory for the Sooners, as Tennessee is expected to be a rising SEC team.

11/28/2015 | Oklahoma State Cowboys vs. Oklahoma Sooners | Boone Pickens Stadium | Average Price: $239.85 | Get-in Price: $105

As expected, Oklahoma’s largest rivalry makes its way onto the most expensive tickets list, as this year’s Bedlam Series is hosted by the Cowboys. Over 85,000 fans watched Oklahoma lose to Oklahoma State last year in a thrilling overtime game, 38-35. Although OU has been historically dominant in this series, Oklahoma State has evened things out in recent years due to having a more competitive football team.

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The WWE Summer Scoop

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You love tuning into your PPV WWE, but have you thought about heading out and seeing it live? The good news is, there are a bunch of different events to choose from this summer. All a little different, all with the same WWE madness that you love. Out of the seven different live events going on this summer, make sure you head out to at least one. Find the lowest prizes in the Razorgator App.

WWE Live

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Here’s the cool thing about the WWE Live shows. They’re house shows full of your favorite champs and all the mayhem that you’re used to, but aren’t filmed. That means everything that goes on during the show, is for the people who showed up and not available for the viewers at home. Point being, you can’t PPV this one. You have to head out, and we both know you won’t regret it.

Events Dates Get-In Avg
WWE Live 38 Jul – Nov $27 $92

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Oregon Ducks Face Sparty, Beavers, Trojans For This Season’s Most Expensive Games

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Chip Kelly still had his fingerprints on an Oregon football roster being steered by second-year head coach Mark Helfrich and eventual Heisman Trophy winner Marcus Mariota. With the final batch of Kelly’s players and carried-over system, the Ducks had no problem flexing their muscle through the Pac-12 conference competition, earning a spot in the first-ever College Football Playoff.

After putting to rest Florida State’s 29-game win streak in the National Semifinal, Oregon fell short of the perfect season by losing to the overpowering Ohio State Buckeyes, 42-20, for the championship.

Moving on from Mariota will be the largest question mark for the Ducks, one they look to answer with Eastern Washington transfer Vernon Adams Jr. With an experienced offensive line and defense returning, the Ducks will again look to reign supreme in the Pac 12, hoping the small-school quarterback can make the leap to the largest stage—the National Championship picture.

It’s officially Helfrich’s program, one he truly controls since the departure of Mariota. One thing that will be linear from Ducks seasons in the past is that tickets to Oregon games will be a must-get, as they are expected to carry a top-10 ranking or better throughout the college football season. With information provided by RazorGator.com, below are the most expensive tickets on the secondary market for Ducks games.

Most Expensive: 9/12/2015 | Michigan State Spartans vs. Oregon Ducks | Spartan Stadium | Average Price: $248.47 | Get-in Price: $127

Oregon opens up their schedule with a home game against Eastern Washington (convenient for Adams Jr.), before receiving their first true test against the Michigan State Spartans on the road. The Spartans will again contend for a Big Ten regular season championship and will be fighting for one of the four College Football Playoff spots. As college football fans know, having a loss early in the season is better than having one late, thus meaning Oregon’s National Championship hopes shouldn’t be dashed with a potential early loss in a strong Pac 12 conference.

11/27/2015 | Oregon Ducks vs. Oregon State Beavers | Autzen Stadium | Average Price: $202.74 | Get-in price: $88

They call it a rivalry game because both teams are in the state of Oregon, and of course it has the lengthy history to go along with it, but this Civil War matchup has been one-sided for the better part of the last decade. Riding a seven-game win streak against Oregon State, the Ducks look to continue their dominance, but will face a new Oregon State regime, led by former Wisconsin coach Gary Andersen. Andersen had a run-heavy attack at Wisconsin and it will be interesting to see what he brings to the table for the Beavers.

11/21/2015 | Oregon Ducks vs. USC Trojans | Autzen Stadium | Average Price: $191.29 | Get-in Price: $94

USC will be one of the early projected teams to make a run at the College Football Playoff, as it’s a veteran team that returns 30 starters. The offense is essentially the same with Cody Kessler leading the way to go along with a defense that is also mostly unchanged. USC and Oregon didn’t meet last season, but this year’s matchup may play a pivotal role for each club’s title aspirations in 2015.

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The Six to See at the 2015 Warped Tour

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It’s that time of year again folks. School’s out, we’re about mid-summer and it’s time to head out to the Warped Tour. And just to prove how much time flies when you’re having fun, we thought you should know that this year represents the 20th year Vans has been sponsoring the summer mayhem that is Warped. Has it really been 20 years? It sure has been. Before Coachella and all the other festivals, this was the way to see a million bands in one day and is by far the best. As the years have gone by, Warped has transformed from a punk rock party, to a healthy melting pot of a little bit of everybody. And we like that. Here are some of the artists you may not see at the top of the lineup list, but we think are fire. Check them out. Find Tickets in the Razorgator App.

1. Kaya Stewart

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We can’t stop listening to Kaya Stewart. Earlier this month she released her first EP, “In Love with a Boy” and it’s only a matter of time until she’s topping the charts. This UK powerhouse set a record with her single “In Love with a Boy” being added to 85 pop stations, more than any other new artist, upon release. Her look is the perfect mix of 80’s punk and today’s high fashion. And the best part is she has the pipes to back it up. There’s soul, blues and power to every line she sings. Don’t miss her this year at Warped.

2. Koo Koo Kanga Roo

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When it comes to the guys from Koo Koo Kanga Roo, it’s hard to pick what to talk about first. They hit the nail on the head in their bio when they described themselves as, “the Happy Meal of music – fun for little kids, big kids and grown-ups who never quite grew-up.” That’s honestly the truth. If you haven’t checked out their videos, watch the one above and dive down the Koo Koo rabbit hole until you’ve strapped on a fanny pack and are doing the dinosaur stomp at Warped 2015. You won’t regret it. We haven’t stopped stomping since we watched this video for the first time. At this point we’re wondering if Neil and Bryan will hang out with us. Guys? Please?

3. Grey Gordon

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It’s an understatement to say that Grey Gordon is unique. It goes far beyond that. Taking a look at his cutting edge sense of style and plethora of tattoos, there’s no doubt that he’s an artist. But it’s not until you take a listen to his music and lyrics that you’ll fully grasp the depth of his artistry. His lyrics mean something, and in today’s generation that’s becoming more and more hard to find. Hailing from Fort Wayne, IN, Grey started his career as a solo performer in 2011. After releasing a few EPs, he joined No Sleep Records,  and released the “Still At Home Here EP” with a new full-length album to be released soon.

4.  Alvarez Kings

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The trance-like beats and fluid melodies combined with hypnotic vocals, allow the guys from Alvarez Kings to transport the listener to another place. Their recently released, self-title EP is not only taking off in their home country of Great Britain, but now on the stages of Warped Tour 2015 across America. With the high quality demonstrated in their first EP, the sky’s the limit for these guys. They’re going to take off, don’t miss them this year at Warped.

5. MC Lars

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Where do we even begin with MC Lars? Besides being the Robin Hood of “post-punk laptop hop-hop”, he’s also kind of a parfait. The more you read, the more you listen the more layers you uncover, the more absolutely fascinated you become with MC Lars (Andrew Robert MacFarlane Nielsen).  A NorCal kid, not only did he graduate from Stanford, one of the top universities in the country, but also did some time studying abroad at Oxford University. But honestly, after listening to a few of his songs, this doesn’t come as any surprise. What makes his lyrics so fantastic is the mix of satire and political and social commentary, mixed in with what makes white kid rap so awesome. We can’t stop listening. Check him out this summer!

 6. Onward, Etc.

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Onward, Etc. is the musical movement brainchild of musical and frontman Rosco Wuestewald. A midwestern boy, he left home at an early age to travel the world. This completely shows in the musicality and artistry he shows in his lyrics and as a performer. The hard hitting, boot-stomping beats of Onward Etc. are folksy, soulful and oddly nostalgic. Wherever your home may be, the combination of Rosco’s powerful voice and lyrics will transport you there. A sound this organic is rare. This is not a show you’re going to want to miss.

Upcoming Warped Tour Dates

City Date Get-In
Vans Warped Tour – Cuyahoga Falls, OH Jul 23 $64
Vans Warped Tour – Auburn Hills, MI Jul 24 $60
Vans Warped Tour – Tinley Park, IL Jul 25 $59
Vans Warped Tour – Shakopee, MN Jul 26 $62
Vans Warped Tour – Maryland Heights, MO Jul 27 $61
Vans Warped Tour – Milwaukee, WI Jul 28 $63
Vans Warped Tour – Noblesville, IN Jul 29 $58
Vans Warped Tour – Bonner Springs, KS Jul 30 $34
Vans Warped Tour – Salt Lake City, UT Aug 01 $65
Vans Warped Tour – Denver, CO Aug 02 $55
Vans Warped Tour – Auburn, WA Aug 08 $59
Vans Warped Tour – San Diego, CA Aug 05 $65
Vans Warped Tour – Portland, OR Aug 07 $65
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Notre Dame Tickets On The Secondary Market See Steep Prices

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The Notre Dame Fighting Irish will look to be a complete season together in 2015, as they went from national contender to pretender at the midway point last season. A 6-0 start had the Fighting Irish in the national conversation with wins over Michigan, Syracuse and Stanford, but suffered a tough defeat in a top-five matchup against Jameis Winston’s Florida State team in Tallahassee, Florida and afterwards, the season took a turn for the worse.

In their next five games after the loss to the Seminoles, Notre Dame lost four of them to Arizona State, Northwestern, Louisville and USC. The season ended on a bittersweet high note with a Music City Bowl victory against LSU.

Notre Dame will let Malik Zaire takeover at quarterback with Everett Golson’s transfer to Florida State. Zaire led the Irish to their win over LSU, completing 12 of 15 passes for 96 yards and a touchdown, to go along with his main skill of running the football, where he ran for 96 yards on 22 carries with a touchdown. Zaire will have to prove he can move the offense through the air before Notre Dame is anointed any preseason rankings.

But Notre Dame will in the national spotlight once again as they always are, with some major matchups on the 2015 college football schedule. The college football season will be here before you know it, so below we’ll analyze some secondary market Fighting Irish tickets information provided by RazorGator.com.

Most Expensive: 11/21/2015 | Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs. Boston College Eagles | Fenway Park | Average Price: $959.81 | Get-in Price: $549

Notre Dame is 6-0 in Shamrock Series games and this year’s installation will add one chapter to The Holy War between the Fighting Irish and the Boston College Eagles. The average ticket price for admission into Fenway Park is a whopping $959.81, which is a drop off from the $1,200 mark it was over a few months ago. The cheapest way will cost at least $549 for this offsite home game for Notre Dame.

9/5/2015 | Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs. Texas Longhorns | Notre Dame Stadium | Season Opener | Average Price: $819 | Get-in Price: $439

Zaire’s first full season as the Fighting Irish starting quarterback begins with a stern test against the Texas Longhorns. Head coach Charlie Strong is in his second season as the head man in charge, looking to bring a Longhorns team back to national prominence. Strong is going through the learning curve of moving from Louisville to Texas, 5-4 in the Big 12 conference and making an appearance in a bowl game, but the expectations are higher. The season opener at Notre Dame Stadium will be a tough ticket, with the least expensive option coming in at nearly $440.

10/17/2015 | Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs. USC Trojans | Notre Dame Stadium | Average Price: $454.24 | Get-in Price: $237

Anytime the Fighting Irish take home the Jeweled Shillelagh, something is going right. The 87th meeting between Notre Dame and USC will be played at home this season, looking to stop USC from winning back-to-back contests. After a postseason ban, USC is back in the way-too-early projections for national title contenders, returning most of an experienced roster.

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