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Chris Creighton takes over as coach at Eastern Michigan, which hasn't had a winning season since 1995. Creighton has considerable head coaching experience, fashioning a 139-46 record in 17 seasons as coach at Ottawa University in Kansas, Wabash College and... Continue reading
Posted 56 minutes ago at The Wiz of Odds
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Dan Enos enters his fifth season as Central Michigan's coach with a record of 19-30. For a team that previously enjoyed success under Brian Kelly (Notre Dame) and Butch Jones (Tennessee), that's not good enough. Enos needs to win this... Continue reading
Posted 7 hours ago at The Wiz of Odds
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There's no place to go but up for Miami (Ohio). The RedHawks have lost 16 consecutive games, tied with Georgia State for the longest active streak in Division I-A. But let's keep it positive. Consider that mighty Alabama has lost... Continue reading
Posted 8 hours ago at The Wiz of Odds
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Clemson has either a) found a design it likes or b) is stuck in a design rut. This is the ninth year the site has run the poster schedule feature and Clemson's poster looks strikingly similar year to year. Don't... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at The Wiz of Odds
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Jeff Monken is front and center in Army's poster. Monken, 47, has paid his coaching dues, working as a graduate assistant at Hawaii and as an assistant at Arizona State, Buffalo, Concordia, Georgia Southern, Navy and Georgia Tech. Oh, and... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at The Wiz of Odds
Colorado State is on an upward trend under Jim McElwain, who enters his third season as coach with a 12-14 record. But eight of those victories came in 2013, including a 48-45 victory against Washington State in the New Mexico... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at The Wiz of Odds
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Idaho mixes the old with the new in its poster, designed by Advantage Advertising. The Vandals are moving to the Sun Belt Conference after spending a year as an independent. The team is coached by Paul Petrino, and if that... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2014 at The Wiz of Odds
We're big enough to acknowledge mistakes. Last year, this blog predicted that the suffering would continue for Akron's program. The Zips went 3-33 from 2010-12, but Terry Bowden worked his magic in 2013 in leading Akron to a 5-7 season.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2014 at The Wiz of Odds
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I'm not here to suggest that Kirk Ferentz, who turns 59 on Aug. 1, is ready to step aside anytime soon as Iowa's coach. But I will tell you that his likely replacement is already on staff. Brian Ferentz, Kirk's... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2014 at The Wiz of Odds
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New Mexico State kicks off our 2014 tour of poster schedules. The Aggies, coming off their fourth 10-loss season in five years, move to the Sun Belt Conference after spending 2013 as an independent. The schedule — regarded as one... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2014 at The Wiz of Odds
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It was resting comfortably in the corner the past nine months, then yours truly decided to disturb that stack of papers and see what needed to be kept and what needed to go into the recycle bin. And there it... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2014 at The Wiz of Odds
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The deadline has passed for declaring for early entry into the NBA Draft, which means that Bovada has posted odds to win the 2014-15 NCAA tournament. Kentucky is a 5-1 favorite, followed by Duke (9/1), Wisconsin (12/1), Kansas (14/1) and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2014 at The March to Madness
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Anybody else think the referees spend too much time reviewing calls? Hopefully that won't be the case for tonight's championship game between Kentucky and Connecticut. After the jump are the betting odds and ends, thanks to Bovada. Screen grab from... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2014 at The March to Madness
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Yes, we know these two clowns have nothing to do with the Final Four, but how about the sweater that Bob Knight is wearing? Call it a test pattern for your computer screen. Thanks to 30fps. But on to business.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2014 at The March to Madness
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Here are odds for the FInal Four, courtesy of Bovada. One bettor in Vegas moneylined $228,000 on Connecticut to beat Iowa State on Friday. Details in this story by Matt Youmans of the Las Vegas Review-Journal. Screengrab from 30fps. NCAA... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2014 at The March to Madness
Many of us have lost a good friend. Lonnie White, a former standout player at USC who went on to become a respected sportswriter at the L.A. Times, passed away on Saturday. He was 49. Lonnie battled a rare condition... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2014 at The Wiz of Odds
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Nearly everybody seems to love Kentucky's chances at this stage of the NCAA tournament, but the operator of this site thinks Louisville will get the best of the Wildcats in the Sweet Sixteen. That aside, there are several other wagering... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2014 at The March to Madness
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Dayton has pulled off two consecutive upsets, but the oddsmakers are not given the Flyers much of a chance to continue their magical run. Below are updated odds on the tournament from Bovada. Image of Dayton Daily News from March... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2014 at The March to Madness
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What conference will the NCAA tournament champion come from? Which No. 1-seeded team will be the first eliminated? How many No. 1-seeded teams will make the Final Four? There are odds on all of this, courtesy of Bovada. Thanks to... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2014 at The March to Madness
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Here is your complete list of odds to not only win the NCAA tournament, but each regional. Thanks to Bovada for the odds and 30fps for the screengrab. 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Championship - Odds to Win Florida #1 11/2... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2014 at The March to Madness
Scott Siepker, aka the Iowa Nice Guy, has nothing but good things to say about Iowa State coach Fred Hoiberg after the Cyclones won the Big 12 tournament. Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2014 at The March to Madness
His Kansas team came up just a tad short of making the final Bowl Championship Series title game, but Charlie Weis had plenty to say about Florida State's victory over Auburn during an appearance on Keith Olbermann's show. Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2014 at The Wiz of Odds
Dylan Buell is a photographer for the State Journal in Frankfort, Ky. He spent the past season wearing a GoPro to chronicle his shooting of the Kentucky Wildcats. You can follow Buell on Twitter by clicking here. Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2014 at The Wiz of Odds
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Arizona State looked good entering Monday night's Holiday Bowl, but then they teed it up and Texas Tech ran all over the Sun Devils, 37-23, in what UT San Diego columnist Nick Canepa called "one of the least memorable Holidays."... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2013 at The Wiz of Odds
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Washington Huskies fans pose with cutouts of quarterback Keith Price during Friday night's Fight Hunger Bowl in San Francisco. Price was sidelined in the fourth quarterback because of a rib injury, but the Huskies had enough in reserve to defeat... Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2013 at The Wiz of Odds