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College Football Pick’em: Week of 11/2


Boy oh boy, last weekend was a surprising ending to an already shocking month. Here’s quick summary of all that happened in October: Michigan’s disastrous punt that Michigan State returned for a touchdown as time expired. Miami’s controversial eight-lateral kickoff return that was returned for a touchdown as time expired. Georgia Tech’s blocked kick six […]

College Football Pick’em: Week of 10/26


Well, friends, the college football machine rumbles on to Week 9. We’re quickly approaching that time of the year where the dust starts to settle and the playoff picture becomes clearer. It’s close, but we’re not there yet. We may be a little old to be trick-or-treating but at least we’ve still got plenty of […]

College Football Pick’em: Week of 10/19


Boy, you know it’s a slow week in college football when College GameDay is at James Madison instead of an FBS school. But predicting games can make any mundane week of matchups fun. Besides, after last weekend I think everyone’s hearts could use a break, especially Michigan fans. But oh man, what a time to […]

College Football Pick’em: Week of 10/5


Almost halfway into the college football season, some things are starting to become quite clear — namely that every single team is vulnerable in some way, shape or form. Last weekend was a case study of this as previously unbeaten teams Ole Miss, Georgia, Notre Dame, and UCLA all lost. Cal is undefeated, Florida is […]

College Football Pick’em: Week of 9/14


After last weekend, it’s official: The regular season college football machine is firing on all cylinders as we chug on toward Week 3. Well, unless you’re Auburn or Notre Dame, who are probably thanking their lucky stars right now they limped through last weekend’s games. And oh no, now there are “just” seven Southeastern Conference […]

Toughness is key for Trojans


High-profile athletes take a lot of barbs during their careers — both warranted and unwarranted. But perhaps no insult gets tossed about more recklessly by armchair fans than the “soft” label. And, unfortunately for the players, when the label gains momentum, it often sticks. We’ve all seen it: the receiver who alligator-arms a pass in […]

College football playoff is imminent


Let’s get this out of the way: We’re going to see a playoff in college football. Not this year or even next year, granted. But at some point in the future — and it’s not all that far off — we’re going to see it. Since January, Bowl Championship Series leaders have been discussing the […]