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A look at the week that was. Thanks to Larry Brown Sports and 30fps. Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at The Wiz of Odds
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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... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at The Wiz of Odds
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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... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at The Wiz of Odds
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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... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at The Wiz of Odds
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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... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at The Wiz of Odds
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A look back at the week that was. Thanks to 30fps. Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2014 at The Wiz of Odds
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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... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2014 at The Wiz of Odds
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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... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2014 at The Wiz of Odds
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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,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2014 at The Wiz of Odds
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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... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2014 at The Wiz of Odds
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Posted Oct 9, 2014 at All Dixie Rock
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... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2014 at The Wiz of Odds
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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... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2014 at The Wiz of Odds
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A look back at the week that was. Thanks to 30fps. Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2014 at The Wiz of Odds
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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... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2014 at The Wiz of Odds
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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... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2014 at The Wiz of Odds
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... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2014 at The Wiz of Odds
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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... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2014 at The Wiz of Odds
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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... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2014 at The Wiz of Odds
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Alabama is No. 1 in Bovada's list of odds to win the championship playoff. The Crimson Tide is listed at 6/1. Florida State and Oklahoma are 15/2 and Auburn is No. 4 at 8/1. Oregon's Marcus Mariota continues to be... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2014 at The Wiz of Odds
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A look at the week that was, thanks to 30fps and Deadspin, which produced a gallery of sad Michigan fans. Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2014 at The Wiz of Odds
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Sam Wasson of Bleed Crimson was in Baton Rouge for Saturday's game between New Mexico State and Louisiana State. The Tigers rolled to a 63-7 victory and play Auburn on Saturday. LSU is a 7.5-point underdog on the opening line.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2014 at The Wiz of Odds
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Wiz correspondent Greg Laughlin took in Saturday's matchup between Bowling Green and Massachusetts at McGuirk Stadium in Amherst, Mass. It was the first on-campus game for the Minutemen since 2011. McGuirk has been refurbished in conjunction with Massachusetts' move to... Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2014 at The Wiz of Odds
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Reno Gazette-Journal: It's a good week to pick underdogs, according to four handicappers. Arkansas, Washington and North Carolina State are among the plays. Matt Youmans, Las Vegas Review-Journal: He's picking Notre Dame and Everett Golson to cover the number against... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2014 at The Wiz of Odds
Mississippi State center Dillon Day has been suspended one game by the Southeastern Conference for "multiple flagrant and unsportsmanlike acts" during the Bulldogs' 34-29 victory over Louisiana State on Saturday night. You'll see him stomp on the Tigers' Davon Godchaux... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2014 at The Wiz of Odds