LEAGUE’S 10 COLLEGE FOOTBALL TEAMS TO WATCH 2018

The college football season is heading into week three and there have already been some amazing games.  We’re looking forward to the full season, but every year we take a look at the teams that might surprise you. Here are our favorites.

University of Alabama

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The No.1 ranked Crimson Tide is expected get off to a fast start but faces some tougher opponents as the season progresses. An early season challenge from Texas A&M could deliver some surprises though. Later in the season the road gets tougher for Alabama, as they face opponents Auburn, LSU, and Mississippi State. Expect some fireworks from QB Tua Tagovailo.

University of Notre Dame

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The defensive stars rarely get to see as much of the spotlight as do their teammates on offense, but defense may be the key for the Irish this year as they are fielding a very confident defensive squad. Look for some key plays from “tackling machines” Te’von Coney and Drue Tranquill.  They will help Notre Dame to be in the thick of things as the season progresses.

Penn State University

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Penn State is a young team facing some tough opposition this season including Ohio State, Michigan State and Wisconsin. The good news in Happy Valley is that 5 key games will be played at home in Beaver Stadium. The Nittany Lions will be counting heavily on the arm of QB Trace McSorley to deliver as one of the nation’s best and on their Head Coach, James Franklin.

Michigan State

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MSU finished the 2016-17 season with a record of 10–8 in the Big 10 Conference, a record that improved to 16-2 in the 2017-18 season. Coach Mark Dantonio continues to emphasize depth in both his offense and defense. Keep an eye on QB Brian Lewerke to be a driving force for the Spartan offense again this year. Lewerke threw for 20 TDs and a total of 2793 passing yards last season.

University of California, Los Angeles

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UCLA improved from a Pac-12 Conference record of 4–8 in the 2016-17 season to a record of 6–7 last year. The team will now be under the leadership of coach Chip Kelly (formerly coach of the NFL’s 49ers and Eagles). Kelly has a lot of work to do, and the team will have to learn Kelly’s offense style, but look for the Bruins to bring the heat this year.

Mississippi State University

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Incoming coach Joe Moorhead (formerly of Penn State) inherits a team with a strong 9–4 conference record and bowl games in 8 straight years. QB Nick Fitzgerald is back for game 2 of the 2018 season after recovering from an injury suffered in last year’s regular season finale against Ole Miss. Backup QB Keytaon Thompson has been a significant force leading the Bulldog offense.

University of Maryland

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A series of QB injuries plagued Maryland last season and despite a quick jump (3–1) early last season, the team never met its full potential. But the team has lots of talent and with QBs Tyrrell Pigrome and Kasim Hill healthy and ready, Maryland could be in the hunt this season.

University of Miami

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Despite ending the 2017-18 season with three consecutive losses, this Hurricanes team has a lot of young talent, especially in skill positions like running back and receiver. QB Malik Rosier the 26 TD passes last season and the senior is backed up by freshman QB N’Kosi Perry. The Hurricanes may have had a shaky start in this season’s opener but look for them to pull it all together and make it fun to watch.

University of Nebraska

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Hopes are high in Lincoln that new coach Scott Frost can deliver big results in his first year, as he did for the University of Central Florida.  You may recall Frost as a QB for the Cornhuskers in the 1990s, where he delivered a 13–0 season in 1997. That year Frost’s legendary “Flea Kicker” play versus Missouri was the talk of the season.

Louisiana State University

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LSU’s October schedule has them facing some tough opponents in the form of Alabama and Mississippi State in back-to-back games. Fortunately both are home games for LSU fans to easily cheer for their Tigers.  The expectations are always high for LSU but which new quarterback will win the battle to lead the team?

While we know these teams might be the standouts this year, we hope every team plays their best. Good luck to all the 2018 College Football Teams!

League & Legacy Are Making Waves At Surf Expo

For over 25 years in the rolling Pennsylvania hills, League and Legacy have made the best apparel, home decor, and headwear available. Recognizing each other as kindred spirits in hardworking entrepreneurship, these two legendary brands have joined forces. We’re two brands with one purpose and are presenting the first of our shared efforts at this year’s Surf Expo in Orlando, Florida.

League’s All-American style is rooted in iconic designs that are timeless and classic.  Fine craftsmanship and quality materials are the hallmarks of our vintage-inspired styles.

In our new line, you’ll find our famous looks plus some new favorites including Unwind and League Active.

Since launching in 1992, Legacy has crafted vintage-inspired baseball caps using the highest quality fabrics and with detailed precision with their famous Relaxed Twill and Old Favorite Trucker. Legacy is passionate about its craft and they’ve expanded to include unique home décor products that embody what it means to Live Your Legacy.

Combining forces has allowed both brands to pursue growth opportunities by offering a cohesive, full-scale line of customizable products for our retailers and customers. We’re “two brands, one purpose” and are thrilled to present the first of our shared efforts at this year’s Surf Expo in Orlando, Florida.

Visit us at the Surf Expo, Booth #4844 to see us in person. You can see the full League catalog here and see the Legacy Lookbook here. Time to dive in to see your new faves!

 

 

Presenting League Resort 2019

League has drawn inspiration from the rich traditions and heritage of the all-American lifestyle. Our apparel hallmarks are clean and classic silhouettes, that are made with the finest materials and finished with perfected details and techniques.

#TwoBrandsOnePurpose

Longtime friends and Keystone cousins Legacy Athletic and League have now become partners and share a commitment to authenticity, quality, and service. Our first combined effort has culminated in Resort 2019. Take a little peek at the power of two. Presenting League apparel and Legacy caps.

League’s Founder’s Fleece keeps you cozy on cool evenings and is perfectly accessorized with a relaxed twill Legacy cap.

 

From League’s Unwind Collection.

 

Our tri-blend fleece stands apart with its famously soft fabric.

 

From our new League Active collection. Happy trails indeed!

 

League’s Victory Springs Hooded Pullover offers soft comfort and warmth.

 

Kids will love the new products and sizes.

 

Our Saranac Quarter Zip has a sleek profile that flatters everyone perfectly with a Legacy baseball cap.

 

#LeagueLegacyLove

You’ll find League+Legacy together this year at the Surf Expo. Be sure to drop by Booth 4844 A&B to get a more in-depth look at Resort 2019.  Here you will see what these two iconic Pennsylvania brands have to offer in apparel, baseball caps, and home decor!

From League Active, pure style and comfort shown with a Legacy old favorite copper trucker cap.