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The Hangover

Ever notice how a team celebrates a landmark win one week just to agonize a loss the next? Already, Oklahoma State, USC, Florida State and Washington have followed hallmark victories with a loss. Granted, it’s not a foolproof way to cash in. Nothing in the wagering world is, but more times than not, it’s a […]

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The HP Heisman Watch

We are two weeks in and the Heisman race is starting to whittle down somewhat.  Remember, this list is of those who have a shot to actually win the trophy, so others who will get Heisman votes in the end may not be here: 1. Colt McCoy, Texas–McCoy threw for 337 yards and three touchdowns […]

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9-12-09: Notre Dame, Nebraska, and USC

T-Wire’s BetUS PICKS is back! We would have scratched last week, but in the words of Bobby Bowden, Gah dammit, we just couldn’t lay off and lost $50 on Florida State. Here are our picks after 5 minutes of thought before we head to the airport for Columbus. Three Team Parlay $25 to win $150 […]

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Warm thought of the day for Gator haters, courtesy Pete Carroll

When I was writing about Florida’s chances of repeating as mythical champs, it struck me just how similar the Gators were to the last two uber-talented teams who opened the following season No. 1 and seemed destined to repeat: Miami in 2002 and USC in 2005. Like Florida, both teams: • Returned a senior Heisman […]

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Headlinin’: SI covers the unusual suspects

• Day of the darkhorse. The cover curse lived large last year, when three of the five teams featured on the front of Sports Illustrated’s regional previews — Missouri, Ohio State and Georgia — fell far, far short of national expectations, and a fourth, Southern Cal, was snubbed again by the voters after its fourth […]

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Trojans 4th in USA Today Coaches Poll

USC is 4th in the USA Today pre-season coaches poll, behind Florida, Texas and Oklahoma. Ohio State came in at 6th. There are three more Pac-10 teams in the top-25, Cal at #12, Oregon at #14 and Oregon State rounding out the list at #25. The Trojans received a single first place vote, while defending […]

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2009 Preview: Rating the Running Backs

My rankings continue with the top 10 running backs for 2009: Go here to see the top quarterbacks for 2009 1. Jahvid Best, Cal–The most exciting back in the country.  Gained 1,580 yards, scored 15 TDs, averaged 8 yards per carry…and was dinged up for much of the year.  If he stays healthy, he may surpass […]

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Headlinin’: Trojans break their Spartan silence

• Trojans speak! Three years in, Southern Cal finally issued its first public statement on the ongoing investigation into the Reggie Bush/O.J. Mayo illegal benefits scandals, sending athletic director Mike Garrett and another administrator online to say nothing in particular. "Video statements" from the pair produced the following revelations: • "We have no idea how long […]

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Ohio State Still Sucks

PING! Over the weekend Florida State advanced to the NCAA baseball super regionals by beating Ohio State 37-6. At the end of this shalacking, Florida State set or tied 18 NCAA, school or postseason records. You got to hand it to the Buckeyes for not quitting after trailing 32-0 in the 5th inning and taking […]

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Jenn Sterger Very Obsessed With Twitter, Herself

Jenn Sterger’s plans for world domination are proceeding smoothly, according to her. Over the weekend she attended an Indianapolis 500 party where she promoted a new sports drink, before that taking time to brag on an Indianapolis radio show about her proficiency with Twitter. Sterger, of course, is the former USF bandwagon hopper Florida State […]

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The folly of the ‘pre-preseason’ top 25

Let’s face it, an obsession with listmaking — otherwise known as glazomania — is ingrained into probably 90 percent of the human race. For college football pundits, this is probably just as well, since listing and ranking everything from teams, players, and coaches to the wieners at various stadiums’ concession stands probably makes up two-thirds […]

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