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Archived Since:November 20, 2008

Blog Post Archive

Crystal Ball

Howie Kussoy, New York Post: Now is not the time to bet against Nick Saban and the Alabama Crimson Tide. Just look at last week's 59-point demolition of Texas A&M. Alabama is on the road Saturday against a Tennessee team...

Alabama Is Favored to Win Championship Playoff

Harvey Updyke must be proud. Alabama is now the favorite to win the championship playoff, according to odds posted Tuesday morning by Bovada. Teams from the Southeastern Conference occupy four of the top six spots in the championship odds. Oregon's...

Snapshots of Week 8

A look at the week that was. Thanks to Larry Brown Sports and 30fps.

Cincinnati Brushes Aside Southern Methodist

George W. Bush was among 16,849 fans at Gerald J. Ford Stadium on Saturday, but even the presence of the former president was of no inspiration to Southern Methodist's struggling offense. The Mustangs, who ranked 124th in total offense entering...

Crystal Ball

Double D, Boston Herald: Rutgers has gently eased its way into the Big Ten. That ends Saturday with the beginning of a brutal stretch of games — at Ohio State, at Nebraska and at home against Wisconsin. The Buckeyes are...

Mississippi State Is Doing More With Less

Mississippi State's rise to No. 1 is all the more amazing when you consider that Alabama spent almost as much on coaches' salaries ($11.8 million) as the Bulldogs did on their entire program ($15.3 million) in fiscal 2013, according to...

Updating Championship and Heisman Odds

What a difference two weeks makes. Mississippi State's chance to win the championship playoff goes from 33/1 to 16/1 to 7/1. Mississippi goes from 33/1 to 16/1 to 15/2. Todd Gurley goes from being the favorite to win the Heisman...

Snapshots of Week 7

A look back at the week that was. Thanks to 30fps.

Oregon's Title Hopes Revitalized After Win Over UCLA

Oregon's crushing 42-30 victory over UCLA on Saturday at the Rose Bowl dashed any hopes the Bruins had — real or otherwise — of getting a berth into the championship playoff. But it's a different story for the Ducks, who...

Stanford Makes Short Work of Washington State

Stanford had a short week to rebound from a difficult loss to Notre Dame, but the Cardinal used their might to brush aside pass-happy Washington State, 34-17, on Friday night at Stanford Stadium. Image of Sport was among the announced...

Tulane Gets the Best of Connecticut, 12-3

Yes, these people live among you. But what do you expect? It's New Orleans, where Wiz correspondent Greg Laughlin spent his Saturday while taking in the Connecticut-Tulane game at Yulman Stadium, the new home of the Green Wave. Tulane prevailed,...

Crystal Ball

Reno Gazette-Journal: It's the ultimate "squeeze" play for Notre Dame. The Fighting Irish, coming off a victory over Stanford, play North Carolina a week before the Herculean matchup against Florida State. Take the Tar Heels and the 17.5 points. Howie...

NBC News Report Questions Safety of Artificial Turf

The popularity of artificial surfaces used on playing fields is at an all-time high. The surface is durable, requires less maintenance and over the long term is cheaper than a grass field. But NBC News asks if the material used...

Updating Championship and Heisman Odds

Florida State and Auburn set atop the list of teams with the best chance to win the championship playoff, according to odds posted by Bovada. But a weekend of upsets drastically changed the rest of the list. The Heisman race...

Snapshots of Week 6

A look back at the week that was. Thanks to 30fps.

Arizona State's Hail Mary Beats USC

Arizona State scored three touchdowns in the final four minutes, including this catch by Jaelen Strong on the final play, to stun USC, 38-34, on Saturday night at the L.A. Coliseum. Image of Sport, a one-stop sports photography service, caught...

Toledo Edges Western Michigan in Overtime

It was football weather in Kalamazoo, Mich., site of Saturday's Mid-American Conference game between Toledo and host Western Michigan. Wiz correspondent Greg Laughlin was in attendance and watched the Rockets win in overtime, 20-19. Despite the weather, it's clear Kalamazoo...

Iowa State Athletic Director Rips Officiating

Jamie Pollard, Iowa State's athletic director, is upset with officiating in the Cyclones' 37-20 loss to Oklahoma State on Saturday. Pollard wasn't specific, but it's likely his venting centered on a fourth-and-one play involving the Cowboys' Desmond Roland, who was...

Crystal Ball

Howie Kussoy, New York Post: Has there ever been a bigger football weekend in Mississippi? Mississippi plays host to Alabama and Mississippi State entertains Texas A&M. The teams are a combined 17-0. Reality check. The home teams are about to...

Charlie Weis is the Ultimate Double Dipper

Charlie Weis is laughing all the way to the bank. The ousted Kansas coach — winner of six of 28 games at Lawrence — signed a five-year deal in 2011 at $2.5 million a year. Kansas still owes Weis $5.625...

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