• Little change at the top of the College Football Playoff rankings
Little change at the top of the College Football Playoff rankings

I think it's safe to say that at most 11 teams are conceivably in the hunt for the College Football Playoff. That's more respect than Oklahoma State is getting now and all because of a botched call by MAC officials way back in Week 2. Would the Crimson Tide still get in? Games remaining: Saturday vs. MI (10-1); potentially December 3 Big Ten ...

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  • Penultimate college playoff rankings leave questions to be answered
Penultimate college playoff rankings leave questions to be answered

Another game with magnanimous playoff implications is the Big Ten Championship Game in Indianapolis. One team consistently forgotten about as people focus on the Big Ten is Wisconsin. Conference titles and head-to-head results are essentially used by the committee like tiebreakers when teams are very close. Ever since costly nonconference...

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  • No. 13 Hoosiers upset No. 3 North Carolina 76-67
No. 13 Hoosiers upset No. 3 North Carolina 76-67

UNC trailed 26-9 less than nine minutes into the game, entered halftime down 41-29 and rallied to cut its deficit to four points with 4:52 to play before IN answered with a 10-3 spurt to secure the victory. The opponent that he's faced the most is Kansas State. North Carolina's Kenny Williams and Indiana's Thomas Bryant , right, reach fo...

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  • Michigan-Ohio State get season-best rating for ESPN network
Michigan-Ohio State get season-best rating for ESPN network

There are 10 Power 5 teams who will play for a conference title with the 12 committee members watching together - the first and only time they watch live games together all season. This is beginning to become an ongoing trend throughout college football, and there's no reason why it won't continue in the future, if not at a greater extent.

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  • Penn St-Wisconsin winner in Big Ten game no lock for playoff
Penn St-Wisconsin winner in Big Ten game no lock for playoff

In order to gain a berth in the College Football Playoff, the victor will likely need a loss or two from No. 4 Washington and No. 3 Clemson in their respective conference title games, although an idle MI sits at No. MI could have made things a lot simpler for the selection committee if it had held on to beat Ohio State. Not only are the Nittany Lio...

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  • Cook breaks record in Florida State's 31-13 win over Gators
Cook breaks record in Florida State's 31-13 win over Gators

Florida State is 6-1 ATS in their last 7 home games and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games overall while the over is 4-1 in their last 5 non-conference games. "It'll show that we fought back all year". 358 Consecutive games have been played by Florida since it was most recently shut out, the longest scoring streak in SEC history.

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  • Texas AD Perrin says Strong to be evaluated after next game
Texas AD Perrin says Strong to be evaluated after next game

Strong is expected to appear at his weekly press conference previewing TCU on Monday as he would every week. If he coaches Friday against TCU, Strong will clinch either a bowl bid or his third seven-loss season. Texas just lost to Kansas for the first time since 1938, and patience to build a winning program was already razor thin in Austin. "Th...

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  • Playoff Committee High on Big 10 and Pac 12
Playoff Committee High on Big 10 and Pac 12

On one side, Ohio State's Urban Meyer, a Buckeye by birth who was mentored by Hayes' successor in Columbus. No. 4 Clemson has clinched a trip to the Atlantic Coast Conference title game but must finish its regular-season schedule against SC.

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  • Texas has 'let go' coach Charlie Strong after 3 seasons
Texas has 'let go' coach Charlie Strong after 3 seasons

Herman comes into the job from the University of Houston , where he's been head coach for two seasons, with a record of 22-4. Tom Herman will now take over a team that has gone 5-7, 6-7, and 5-7 over the last three seasons, but he will have no shortage of resources at Texas and inherits a team that is young and full of four and five-star prosp...

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  • Upsets reorder group behind No. 1 Alabama
Upsets reorder group behind No. 1 Alabama

No. 7 Wisconsin could get into the playoff if they win out and beat Ohio State , Michigan, or Penn State in the Big Ten Championship game. Clemson remained in the top four of the College Football Playoff Poll released on Tuesday evening.

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  • Du Plessis delights in surprise series win
Du Plessis delights in surprise series win

After conceding the three-test series with an innings defeat in the second test in Hobart , skipper Steve Smith openly spoke about being humiliated and embarrassed by Australia's batting collapses in the first two tests and questioned the heat-of-the-contest commitment in the team.

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  • Prediction: Cincinnati Bengals vs Baltimore Ravens
Prediction: Cincinnati Bengals vs Baltimore Ravens

The Bengals are wounded, down and just about out. The Ravens would either give up two points or have to punt again after a minimal markoff for a holding penalty They probably wouldn't have been able to do it two plays in a row if there had been time left on the clock.

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  • Latest CFP Committee Rankings Has A (Slight) Shakeup
Latest CFP Committee Rankings Has A (Slight) Shakeup

As it stands, the Huskies have an outside shot at making the College Football Playoffs, but remains the most likely team from the Pac-12 to get into the playoffs. Louisville has one more game in ACC play, but it's against lowly Wake Forest . If the college football playoffs were to start this weekend, the Ohio State Buckeyes would be ...

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  • How to watch Florida vs. Florida State online
How to watch Florida vs. Florida State online

Florida State: The Seminoles had not played a game in which they scored fewer than 86 points this season until this win. The loss marks Florida's four-straight defeat to FSU, as the Seminoles have outscored the Gators 119-41 during that stretch.

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  • After another loss, Minnesota Vikings' margin for error shrinking
After another loss, Minnesota Vikings' margin for error shrinking

Only two teams have trailed in every game of the National Football League season. If we win, good things will happen. They didn't want to go to overtime. Center Joe Berger avoided the injury plague for 12 weeks until a first-half concussion sent him to the locker room and forced Nick Easton into action for the first time in that position for th...

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  • ICYMI in NFL Week 10: Stellar Sunday capped by Seattle-NE
ICYMI in NFL Week 10: Stellar Sunday capped by Seattle-NE

You don't usually see that. "It's a great football team and they've got everything going for them". 12s, you have until Thursday at noon PT to visit NFL.com/FedEx and vote or tweet using #AirandGround and the players' last name. It was a fierce, sometimes viciously physical game. Kam Chancellor revealed after the game that the final play ...

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  • Big Game James: LeBron Attending Ohio State-Michigan Game
Big Game James: LeBron Attending Ohio State-Michigan Game

The Wolverines can earn a trip to the Big Ten Championship Game with a road win on Saturday against the Ohio State Buckeyes . Five times in the following seven years the teams were both ranked in the top five when they faced off. "They'll be aware of it."?There will also be internal discussions about whether the Ohio State-Michigan game will b...

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  • Colts rule out Luck for Steelers game because of concussion
Colts rule out Luck for Steelers game because of concussion

Even though the Steelers defense had a good week last week, they played the Cleveland Browns . Playing the NFL's worst team helped. The Lions always seem to make things interesting but still find ways to win. If that is the case, Moncrief becomes an even less attractive play than he already was with Andrew Luck (concussion) out. Nonetheless,...

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  • Michigan clash amped up with playoffs on the line
Michigan clash amped up with playoffs on the line

There is no game now scheduled for Labor Day weekend, when they have opened the season on a Friday night for the past six seasons. That bit of history isn't lost on Ohio State Coach Urban Meyer , who was a graduate assistant on the Buckeyes staff when Harbaugh made his 1986 prediction.

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  • Lions play Vikings in meaningful game on holiday for change
Lions play Vikings in meaningful game on holiday for change

The Lions already have a victory over the Vikings this season and I think they get the sweep here. However, Detroit's remaining schedule is hard. Despite being ranked 26th in offense and 19th in defense, the Lions are the only team in the division who's figured out who they truly are. Both of these teams have exceeded expectations this seas...

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  • Central Texas small business gears up for first Small Business Saturday
Central Texas small business gears up for first Small Business Saturday

Shop owners in Uptown are encouraging shoppers to think local on Small Business Saturday this weekend. The store can't compete with big-box advertising on Black Friday, he said. Doncaster Council is urging people to get behind a national campaign recognising the vital role small businesses play in the local economy . " Small Business Saturday ...

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  • No. 21 Florida fueled by sense of disrespect against LSU
No. 21 Florida fueled by sense of disrespect against LSU

Jim McElwain is now in his second season as head coach of the Florida football team. "We didn't convert any points". Starting in place of the injured Sean White, Johnson was 14 of 19 for 147 yards and a touchdown and rushed for two more for the Tigers (8-3, No.

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  • Wilson throws, catches, leads Seahawks past Eagles 26-15
Wilson throws, catches, leads Seahawks past Eagles 26-15

If the offense had a couple of competent wide receivers they would be able to move the ball, which we've been saying all year. Shead left after six plays Sunday. "We'll find out. We really won't know for all the way until the end of the week". "I grew up a Seahawks fan and the Kingdome and all of that ", Pederson said.

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  • No. 21 Florida stops No. 16 LSU, 16-10, clinches SEC East
No. 21 Florida stops No. 16 LSU, 16-10, clinches SEC East

Last week, Guice became the second LSU rusher to surpass 250 yards in a game this season, with 252 at Arkansas. He had 12 carries for 40 yards and did not play in the 4th quarter. This contest was a brawl from the beginning, literally, as LSU star running back Leonard Fournette shoved Florida assistant Torrian Gray before the game.

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  • Panthers latest NFL team to experience Super Bowl hangover
Panthers latest NFL team to experience Super Bowl hangover

But this win, this comeback - which improved the Chiefs' record to 7-2 entering a home date against Tampa Bay, 4-5 - was more impressive than that. The loss dropped the Panthers to 3-6 and alone in last place in the NFC South. The sack gave the defense some life. Denver (+3) over NEW ORLEANS - Drew Brees over Trevor Siemian gives New Orle...

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