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Archived Since:November 20, 2008

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Crystal Ball

Double D, Boston Herald: Colorado State's Jim McElwain will be one of the hottest coaching commodities in the weeks to come. He has guided the Rams to a 9-1 record. Colorado State is a 22-point favorite against New Mexico and...

Alabama, Mariota Are Playoff, Heisman Favorites

Alabama remains the team to beat in a four-team playoff, according to odds posted by Bovada. Oregon's Marcus Mariota is holding off a charge by Wisconsin's Melvin Gordon to remain the Heisman favorite. Odds are after the fold. Odds to...

Don't They Realize Charlie Weis Is Available?

Now that Will Muschamp has been fired, Bovada has posted odds on who will be the coach of the Florida Gators for the 2015 season. Missing from the list is Charlie Weis. What are they thinking? Odds are after the...

Appalachian State Win Is a Program First

Greg Laughlin spent last Saturday in Jonesboro, Ark., where he watched Appalachian State upend Arkansas State, 37-22, before 20,016 at Centennial Bank Stadium. This is the Mountaineers first season in the Sun Belt, and the victory was the program's first...

USC Holds Off California

Miley Cyrus made an appearance at Thursday night's California-USC game at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, and the pop singer got the desired Hollywood attention when she was spotted kissing USC student Patrick Schwarzenegger, son of actor and former California...

Crystal Ball

Double D, Boston Herald: Miami is a slight home underdog against Florida State, winners of 25 games in a row. But this is where it ends. The Hurricanes are going to shock the world and beat the Seminoles. Howie Kussoy,...

Alabama, Oregon Top Latest Playoff Odds

Nick Saban and his Alabama Crimson Tide are now co-favorites to win the playoff in odds posted by Bovada. Alabama, which won in overtime at Louisiana State, is at 4/1, the same odds given to Oregon. The Ducks' Marcus Mariota...

Georgia Southern Runs Win Streak to Seven Games

Wiz correspondent Greg Laughlin spent last Saturday in San Marcos, where he took in the Georgia Southern-Texas State game. The visiting Panthers won their seventh game in a row by holding off the Bobcats, 28-25. There are additional images after...

Crystal Ball

Mike Hlas, Cedar Rapids Gazette: No prognosticator is hitting better than Hlastradamus, who fashioned a 7-1 record last week. The seer is back for more, and this time he's loading up on Alabama at Louisiana State. Howie Kussoy, New York...

Touchdown LSU!

Did ESPN insert "Touchdown LSU!" into this promo for Saturday's Ohio State-Michigan State game? Listen closely at the nine-second mark. Perhaps it's MSU, but seldom if ever is Michigan State called that.

ESPN's 'GameDay' Problem: Too Much SEC

Time, it appears, is on the Southeastern Conference's side. In fact, it's not even close. Scott Bryant of Awful Announcing took a detailed look at the airtime devoted to conferences during the past two broadcasts of ESPN's "GameDay." The results...

Oregon Is New Favorite to Win Playoff

Oregon was a bit of an afterthought in the first playoff rankings, but gamblers know best, don't they? The Ducks are now favored to not only secure a spot in the four-team playoff, but to outright win it, according to...

USC's Trip to Pullman a Smashing Success

It was soggy and foggy Saturday in Pullman, Wash., but that didn't matter to Washington State fans, who enjoyed themselves even though the Cougars were being throttled by USC, 44-17. The photographers of Image of Sport were at Martin Stadium...

Crystal Ball

Matt Youmans, Las Vegas Review-Journal: It's way to early for the selection committee to release rankings, according to one sportsbook director. Another handicapper says the committee was influenced by "SEC West overhype." Oh, you want picks? Try Navy and the...

'Happy Valley' Documentary Examines Sandusky Case

Here is the trailer for "Happy Valley," the documentary that examines the circumstances behind the crimes of former Penn State assistant Jerry Sandusky., who was convicted in 2012 of 45 counts of sexual abuse of young boys. The film is...

The SEC and Worldwide (Cheer) Leader

Is the Southeastern Conference an all-powerful entity that has rightfully earned its place atop the college football foodchain, or is the SEC's position due in large part to a marketing machine that has a financial stake in the league? Jordan...

Gamblers Say Alabama Remains the Team to Beat

Forget what the clowns on College Football Playoff selection committee have to say. The truth can be found with gamblers. They have actual samolians riding on the outcome. A little silver will cut a lot of family ties. The gambling....

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