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  • College Football
  • December 6, 2018
  • Andy Wittry

The Big Ten Has a Competitive Balance Issue and We’re Here to Fix It

The Big Ten East and West, while geographically accurate and nominally an improvement from its divisional predecessors of the Leaders and Legends, are potentially a hindrance to the conference’s College Football Playoff hopes and there’s a chance the current format won’t determine which schools play in the Big Ten Championship in the future. Big Ten […]

  • College Football
  • November 21, 2018
  • Nate Jacobson

College Football’s Best Bets & Storylines to Watch Out for in Week 13

Heading into this weekend’s college football action, there are multiple storylines and several lines that jump out at me for Week 13. Let’s close out the regular season with some smart bets. Week 13’s Betting Storylines to Watch The line in the Oklahoma-West Virginia matchup has moved all over the place A spot in the […]

  • College Football
  • November 12, 2018
  • Andy Wittry

Analyzing the Week 12 AP Poll Ahead of the Next College Football Playoff Rankings

The latest AP Top 25 poll was released Sunday afternoon and while there weren’t any major changes at the top of the rankings, there are several big-picture takeaways we can make ahead of the release of the Week 12 College Football Playoff rankings. Here’s what we learned from the latest AP poll. There are nine […]

  • College Football
  • October 30, 2018
  • Brett McMurphy, Stadium College Football Insider

Brett McMurphy’s Heisman Ballot: Tua Tagovailoa Faces First Test

The suspense is killing me: is this the week we actually – dare I say it? – see Alabama’s Tua Tagovailoa play in the fourth quarter? It hasn’t happened yet, but with the Crimson Tide visiting LSU Saturday night, it should be the toughest test for Tagovailoa – and Bama – this season. Tagovailoa had […]

  • October 29, 2018
  • Andy Wittry

How Multiple Top-10 Teams in College Football Could Lose This Week

No. 1 Alabama at No. 4 LSU provides the first top-five matchup of the college football season, and the outcome could impact the College Football Playoff as much as any single result in the regular season. Obviously, one of the top teams in the country will lose in Baton Rouge, but don’t be surprised if […]

  • College Football
  • October 24, 2018
  • Brett McMurphy, Stadium College Football Insider

Brett McMurphy’s Heisman Ballot: Washington State and Purdue Candidates Rising

Another week, another Alabama blowout and another fourth quarter with Tua on the sideline. This week, Tua Tagovailoa won’t play in the fourth quarter either. OK, so the Crimson Tide is off Saturday. But Tagovailoa’s right knee strain can use the rest. While Tagovailoa gets a week off, I don’t have that luxury. Here’s my […]

  • College Football
  • October 17, 2018
  • Nate Jacobson

Buy Oklahoma, Sell Penn State and Other College Football Betting Notes

Here are some college football notes and observations that bettors can use going forward. Turnover in the Top 25 Week 7 proved to have serious College Football Playoff implications, as No. 2 Georgia, No. 6 West Virginia, No. 7 Washington and No. 8 Penn State all fell on Saturday. Georgia still controls their fate if […]

  • College Basketball
  • October 11, 2018
  • Jeff Goodman, Stadium Basketball Insider

Big Ten Basketball Coaches Rank the Best Jobs in the Conference

This is the fourth in Stadium’s “Conference Chain of Command” series in which we polled a handful of veteran coaches in every league to determine the best JOBS in each league, all the way down to the ones that are the most difficult. This week’s Chain of Command is being published on Thursday instead of […]

  • College Football
  • October 9, 2018
  • Nate Jacobson

Buy USC, Sell West Virginia and Other College Football Betting Notes

Here are some college football notes and observations that bettors can use going forward.   Time to buy USC If you want an early best bet for the week, here it is: Take USC -7 against No. 19 Colorado on Saturday. This is a case where an unranked team is a substantial favorite against a […]

  • College Football
  • October 4, 2018
  • Wil Herrmuth

Inside College Football: Florida Has LSU on Upset Watch

Week 5 Rewind Top-25 Takeaways 12 West Virginia vs. 25 Texas Tech Despite QB Alan Bowman exiting the game late in the first half with a collapsed lung, Texas Tech fought back from a 35-10 halftime deficit to give Heisman contender Will Grier and West Virginia a scare. A tough November schedule, which features matchups […]

  • College Football
  • October 2, 2018
  • Brett McMurphy, Stadium College Football Insider

Brett McMurphy’s Heisman Trophy Ballot Through Week 5

If you loved my Heisman Trophy ballot last week, you will love this week’s, because my top three stayed the same. There is usually some shuffling among the top three, but not this week. I’ll update my list each Tuesday. However, I will not reveal my official Heisman ballot in the first week of December. […]

  • College Football
  • September 29, 2018
  • Brett McMurphy, Stadium College Football Insider

Brett McMurphy’s College Football AP Top 25 Ballot After Week 5

Here is my latest Associated Press Top 25 ballot through games of Sept. 29. The biggest movers on my ballot were Notre Dame, up from No. 12 last week to No. 5 this week after routing Stanford, who dropped from No. 4 to No. 14. Falling out of my Top 25: No. 18. Duke, No. […]

  • College Football
  • September 28, 2018
  • Wil Herrmuth

Inside College Football: West Virginia vs Texas Tech One of Three Huge Matchups

Week 4 Rewind   Top-25 Takeaways  Nebraska vs 19 Michigan Although the game ended as a 56-10 win for the Wolverines, this one wasn’t even that close. Scott Frost is still winless as the head coach of his alma mater and the losing streak will likely continue this week as Nebraska prepares for Purdue.   […]

  • College Football
  • September 27, 2018
  • Nate Jacobson

College Football Betting Advice for Week 5 Games of the Week

The South Point Sportsbook in Las Vegas released their Game of the Year lines in May and there were four games included for the Week 5 slate. Here is a preview for all four games from a handicapping viewpoint.   Ole Miss at 5 LSU (-11.5) It’s not often that the No. 5 ranked team […]

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