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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
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Utah State linebacker Jake Doughty is presented with the most valuable defensive player trophy by Poinsettia Bowl association president Bill Geppert after the Aggies' 21-14 victory over Northern Illinois on Thursday night before an announced 23,408 in San Diego. There... Continue reading
Posted Dec 27, 2013 at The Wiz of Odds
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ESPN's Samantha Ponder patrols the sideline during Saturday's Las Vegas Bowl between Fresno State and USC. The Trojans crushed the Bulldogs, 45-20, to complete a 10-4 season. These photos are courtesy of Image of Sport. There are more photos after... Continue reading
Posted Dec 21, 2013 at The Wiz of Odds
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Paul Tenorio, Orlando Sentinel: The Fiesta Bowl is shaping up to be a financial nightmare for Central Florida. The team has sold only 5,000 of its required 17,500 tickets. Officials say the Knights will have to sell 13,000 tickets to... Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2013 at The Wiz of Odds
Keith Olbermann exposes the Heisman Trophy for what it really is. Continue reading
Posted Dec 14, 2013 at The Wiz of Odds
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Has Texas hired Nick Saban yet? Continue reading
Posted Dec 13, 2013 at The Wiz of Odds
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A look back at the second half of the regular season, thanks to the terrific 30fps. Click an image to enlarge. Continue reading
Posted Dec 13, 2013 at The Wiz of Odds
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Yes, the storied Kentucky program has a problem. People aren't attending games at Rupp Arena like they used to. The average attendance has gone from 23,868 through the first seven games of 2009 to 21,799 this season, reports John Clay... Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2013 at The March to Madness
Scott Siepker says the only thing No. 2 about Ohio State is the smell of Columbus. Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2013 at The Wiz of Odds
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John U. Bacon: Michigan's athletic budget, which stands at $137 million and is without faculty control, has nearly doubled in eight years. It now costs $6,000 for a one-hour wedding reception on the 50-yard line of Michigan Stadium and school... Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2013 at The Wiz of Odds
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Wiz correspondent made the trek to Indianapolis on Saturday for the Big Ten title game between Ohio State and Michigan State. By now you know the story. Things didn't go as planned for Ohio State. The Buckeyes lost their first... Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2013 at The Wiz of Odds
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"It's nice to know that even at an elite educational institution, you can still act like you're in junior high," writes reader Mike, who caught this ESPN sign among Rice fans at Saturday's Conference USA title game. Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2013 at The Wiz of Odds
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Thursday night's Louisville vs. Cincinnati game at Nippert Stadium was the last before an $86 million renovation of the facility, which has been home to the Bearcats in rudimentary form since 1901. Cincy will play at Paul Brown Stadium in... Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2013 at The Wiz of Odds