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Chargers say Philip Rivers’s injuries won’t affect him today

Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers will be playing through back and rib injuries today against the 49ers, but the team doesn’t expect that to be a problem. Chargers coach Mike McCoy said Rivers looked good in the Chargers’ last practice of the week and will be good to go at San Francisco. “Philip had an outstanding…

New Orleans Bowl 2014: Live Score, Highlights for Nevada vs. Louisiana-Lafayette

The Bowl season has officially begun and there really isn ’t a better place to kick things off than in New Orleans as the Nevada Wolf Pack and the Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin ’ Cajuns square off in the New Orleans Bowl at the Superdome. Show More Summary

Virginia Tech Football: Ranking 10 Best Hokies from 2014 Regular Season

Another college football season has come and gone. For the Virginia Tech Hokies, it was another disappointing season. Sure, the Hokies are going bowling for the 22nd consecutive season, but it's not a trip to the College Football Playoff. Show More Summary

NFL Picks: Week 16 Against the Spread

Things are starting to get fun here in football land. As opposed to the NBA, where over 80 percent of the league is eliminated from championship contention upon the season's first tipoff, the NFL is a Pollyanna free-for-all this time of year. Show More Summary

Bowl Game Schedule 2014-15: Full Odds and Predictions for Marquee Matchups

Saturday is the official start of the 2014-15 bowl season. It consists of 39 games over 23 days, culminating with the first-ever College Football Championship Game at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, on January 12. While there's a long...Show More Summary

Harbaugh reportedly “torn” between NFL, Michigan

49ers coach Jim Harbaugh isn’t talking about the possibility that he’ll coach Michigan or any other football team.  Someone close to him is talking a blue streak, Jack. Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that Harbaugh’s “family and friends have been encouraging him to take the Michigan HC job, but he is torn because his heart…

New Ray Rice video emerges showing aftermath of incident

After Ray Rice knocked his then-fiancée unconscious and then dragged her out of the elevator at an Atlantic City casino, cameras were still running.  ABC News has obtained 45 minutes of footage showing the aftermath of the incident. Rice tried to prevent ABC News from obtaining the video.  A judge ruled against Rice. “This is…

Why the Patriots Are Legitimate Super Bowl Contenders

After starting the season 2-2, many would say it is foolish to consider the New England Patriots Super Bowl contenders. Fresh off of a 41-14 drubbing in Week 4 at the hands of the Kansas City Chiefs on Monday Night Football, criticsShow More Summary

Stagg Bowl 2014: Wisconsin-Whitewater vs. Mount Union Score, Recap and More

In what has become an annual event, Wisconsin-Whitewater and Mount Union put on one of the most memorable Stagg Bowl contests ever with the Warhawks capturing their second consecutive Division III national championship in a 43-34 win. Show More Summary

Armed Forces Bowl Betting: Pittsburgh Panthers vs. Houston Cougars Odds, Pick

The Houston Cougars are 8-1-1 against the spread the last 10 times they've played as underdogs. On the other end of the spectrum, the Pittsburgh Panthers are just 2-4 straight up and 1-5 ATS the last six times they've played as favorites. Show More Summary

GoDaddy Bowl Betting: Toledo Rockets vs. Arkansas State Red Wolves Odds, Pick

Arkansas State has won and covered each of the last two GoDaddy Bowl games. The Red Wolves get a chance to run that string to three in a row when they return to familiar territory to take on the Toledo Rockets in the GoDaddy Bowl Sunday, January 4 in Mobile, Alabama. GoDaddy Bowl point spread: Rockets opened as one-point favorites; the total was 67. Show More Summary

NFL Week 16 Picks: Desperate Times Call for Desperate Quarterbacks

Riffs, rants, observations and dissenting opinions from the voices in my head: Here's a warped and dented take on this weekend's games, guaranteed to take the sting out of having to watch Ryan Lindley, Jimmy Clausen and Case Keenum play...Show More Summary

Birmingham Bowl Betting: East Carolina Pirates vs. Florida Gators Odds, Pick

Florida just went through another miserable season, and it lost its head coach. But the Gators also made some money down the stretch, going 4-1 against the spread over their last five games. East Carolina, meanwhile, made some noise earlier this season, but then word got out and the Pirates finished 1-7 ATS over their last eight games. Show More Summary

Outback Bowl Betting: Wisconsin Badgers vs. Auburn Tigers Odds, Pick

The Auburn Tigers may not be playing for the national championship this season, but they will get the opportunity to become the first team to kick off the New Year with a victory when they face the Wisconsin Badgers in the Outback Bowl. The...Show More Summary

Alamo Bowl Betting: UCLA Bruins vs. Kansas State Wildcats Odds, Pick

Kansas State is back in a bowl for the sixth straight season, but the Wildcats have been bad bowl bets lately, going just 1-5 both straight up and against the spread in those last six bowls. Kansas State hopes to reverse that trend when...Show More Summary

Cactus Bowl Betting: Oklahoma State Cowboys vs. Washington Huskies Odds, Pick

Washington finished the regular season by covering the spread in each of its last three games. Oklahoma State struggled through a five-game against the spread losing streak, then covered its last two contests. Two teams that showed hope...Show More Summary

Cliff Avril Extension a Bargain for Seahawks in Search of Defensive Continuity

The Seattle Seahawks’ vaunted defense is not being broken up anytime soon, with defensive end Cliff Avril being the latest to sign a multi -year extension. NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport broke the news and reported the deal was for $28.5...Show More Summary

NFL Picks Week 16: Teams That Will Clinch a Playoff Spot

Four teams are already locked into the 2014 NFL playoffs, and they're unlikely to be the only ones once the dust settles on Week 16. Here's a look at the current playoff picture. A small handful of teams can join that quartet if theShow More Summary

Citrus Bowl Betting: Minnesota Golden Gophers vs. Missouri Tigers Odds, Pick

The Minnesota Golden Gophers will try to earn their first postseason win since 2004 when they meet the Missouri Tigers in the Citrus Bowl on January 1 at 1 p.m. The Golden Gophers defeated the Alabama Crimson Tide as three-point underdogs...Show More Summary

TaxSlayer Bowl Betting: Iowa Hawkeyes vs. Tennessee Volunteers Odds, Analysis

The Iowa Hawkeyes are 3-3 straight up but 5-1 against the spread in their last six bowl appearances. The Tennessee Volunteers are just 3-7 both SU and ATS in their last 10 bowls. So the trends are with the 7-5 Hawkeyes when they take...Show More Summary

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