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Mark Dantonio
Matching the intensity and overall interest level of last week’s Michigan-Michigan State game won’t be easy for the Big Ten with its Week 8 slate of matchups. Indiana-Michigan State and Northwestern-Nebraska are the league’s must-...
Steven Lassan
7 months ago
Patrick Mahomes
The Big 12’s Week 8 slate is relatively quiet, but the intrigue level in this conference will increase once November arrives with a handful of huge league matchups. Oklahoma rebounded from a loss to Texas with an blowout victory over Kansas...
Steven Lassan
7 months ago
Everett Golson
Florida State and Clemson are inching closer to a huge showdown on Nov. 7 in Death Valley, but both teams have road tests coming up on Saturday in Week 8 action. The Seminoles pulled away from Louisville in the second half of last week’s game...
Steven Lassan
7 months ago
Devontae Booker
Stanford and Utah appear to be on a collision course for a matchup in the Pac-12 Championship, but both teams still have plenty of obstacles to overcome, starting this Saturday in Week 8 action. The Cardinal have a few extra days to prepare for...
Steven Lassan
7 months ago
Chad Kelly
The Week 8 slate of SEC action isn’t nearly as appealing as last Saturday, but Tennessee-Alabama and Ole Miss-Texas A&M are still two must-see matchups this weekend. The Volunteers have lost the last eight matchups against the Crimson...
Steven Lassan
7 months ago
Denzel Valentine
One year after proving yet again that a Tom Izzo team should never be counted out in March, Michigan State will be back in the hunt to cut down more nets this season. The Spartans will not be the favorites to win the Big Ten but should be...
Athlon Sports
7 months ago
Matt Painter
The quality of the food wasn’t the main reason for Purdue coach Matt Painter’s tweet on the afternoon of May 19: “Had one of the best lunches I’ve ever had today on campus.” That was the day Painter learned that...
Athlon Sports
7 months ago
The theme of this season in the Big Ten could be the Year of the Comeback team. Maryland, our pick to win the conference and contend for a spot in the Final Four, is the most obvious pick to be a comeback team. The Terrapins will enjoy their...
Athlon Sports
7 months ago
Caris LeVert
A Band-Aid version of Michigan basketball slumped to a 16–16 finish in 2014-15, snapping the program’s streak of four straight NCAA Tournament appearances. The Wolverines, having already seen every starter from the 2013 national title...
Athlon Sports
7 months ago
Mike Gesell
If Iowa continues the current pattern of success under Fran McCaffery, a trip to the NCAA Sweet 16 for the first time since 1999 awaits this season. The Hawkeyes have improved in each of McCaffery’s first five seasons as head coach. A...
David Fox
7 months ago
Bo Ryan
Bo Ryan’s 15th season at Wisconsin already figured to be an interesting one because of all the key parts he had to replace from a team that fell one victory short of winning a national title last season. But the Badgers’ storyline...
Athlon Sports
7 months ago
Ole Miss Rebels
Hosts Mitch Light and Braden Gall break down a lackluster weekend of college football in Week 8.  The ACC sends every one of its ranked teams on the road (which ones need to be on upset alert? watch out!) while Ole Miss and Texas A&M...
Braden Gall
7 months ago
Kevin Hogan
Week 8 of the 2015 college football season kicks off with three intriguing games on Thursday night. Temple hopes to keep its unbeaten record intact against East Carolina, Georgia Southern and Appalachian State meet in a critical Sun Belt showdown,...
Steven Lassan
7 months ago
Leonard Fournette
The first half of the 2015 college football season is officially in the books. And at the midpoint of 2015, it’s time to look back at the first seven weeks, revisit preseason predictions and take a glimpse at what the second half of the...
Steven Lassan
7 months ago
Trevone Boykin
The Big 12 was left out of last year’s playoff, but the conference is in good shape to get at least one team in college football’s top four this season. Baylor and TCU are two of the nation’s top teams after a combined 13-0 start...
Steven Lassan
7 months ago
Kyle Whittingham
The halfway mark of the 2015 Pac-12 college football season has arrived, and it's been a busy and newsworthy first seven weeks for this league. Most of the storylines in the Pac-12 have resonated from Los Angeles, as USC is off to a...
Steven Lassan
7 months ago
JuJu Smith-Schuster
The venerable lyricist Brett Gurewitz once penned that the “hills of Los Angeles are burning” and while that Bad Religion song may have been about the media’s tendency to sensationalize, the metaphor and reality could apply to the...
Josh Webb
7 months ago
Jim Harbaugh
The Big Ten ended 2014 in the spotlight after Ohio State claimed the national championship and Jim Harbaugh arrived at Michigan. And through seven weeks in 2015, it’s safe to say this conference has been worthy of all of the offseason...
Steven Lassan
7 months ago
So this is the new normal for the Syracuse Orange. The cloud of an NCAA investigation, and the uncertainty that came with it, has been lifted. Syracuse will be docked three scholarships per year for the next four years. Among the NCAA’s...
Athlon Sports
7 months ago
Malcolm Brogdon
Depending on which side of the debate you were on, Virginia was either bad for college basketball last season, or, like Wisconsin, an example of old-school cool. With their deliberate style of play and stifling defense, the Cavaliers aren...
Athlon Sports
7 months ago
Demetrius Jackson
The inroads made by Notre Dame during its ACC championship run and trip to the Elite Eight — where the Irish fell by just two points to then-undefeated Kentucky — planted seeds of production and confidence that should continue to sprout...
Athlon Sports
7 months ago
Devon Bookert
Few teams in the country return more production or experience than Florida State — the Seminoles’ top six scorers are back, and eight returning players have been starters at some point. But it’s what’s being added to the...
Athlon Sports
7 months ago
Rick Pitino
Few coaches have shown an ability to adapt quite like Rick Pitino Nobody embraced the 3-point shot more quickly than Pitino. The man pressed the tempo when other coaches slowed it down. And he won. Pitino’s latest adaptation? Proving he...
Athlon Sports
7 months ago
Old-school ACC fans who remember the days of a Tobacco Road-focused lineup may find themselves pinching themselves at times this season. Conference expansion in the ACC has been football focused, even if basketball powerhouses like Louisville...
David Fox
7 months ago
Tonye Jekiri
At this time last year, coach Jim Larranaga had a team of unknowns. He had three returning players, one of whom was injured, and nine newcomers who had never worn the Hurricanes uniform. He had little idea what to expect. He does now. Almost...
Athlon Sports
7 months ago

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