1. Penn State Football: Loss to Nebraska Would Be Minor Blip in Rebuilding Process

    The Penn State football team started the 2012 season facing what appeared to be a long, arduous rehabilitation project. They were stripped of 20 scholarships a year over the next four seasons and were banned from bowl games during that same period...

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  2. Peyton Manning: Broncos QB Destined to Meet Andrew Luck in Postseason

    Peyton Manning became perhaps the biggest NFL free agent ever last spring. After weighing several options he decided to join the Denver Broncos , likely in part to avoid joining his brother in the NFC...

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  3. Redrafting Seattle Seahawks' Entire 2012 Draft After First Half of NFL Season

    The Seattle Seahawks ' 2012 NFL draft was so bad that the only team to have a worse weekend was the Oakland Raiders . It was upgraded to a "D" simply because they made a pair of trades to pick up extra draft picks to waste on other players...

    Darin Pike Written by Darin Pike about almost 2 years ago 10,713 reads 39 comments

  4. Liverpool vs. Newcastle United: Players Who'll Be Deciding Factors in EPL Clash

    Liverpool will host Newcastle United on Sunday, featuring two sides that are battling to stay relevant in English Premier League (EPL) play. It is still early in the season, but they are currently 12th and 10th, respectively...

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  5. Heisman Race 2012: What It Will Take for Manti Te'o to Secure the Trophy

    The Heisman Trophy has been awarded to a quarterback in 10 of the past 12 seasons. The other two, as well as the two prior to the run by quarterbacks, went to running backs...

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  6. Washington Defeats Cal 21-13 in Pac-12 Clash

    The Washington Huskies visited the California Golden Bears in a battle that both teams needed to win to help establish their potential bowl qualifications. The Huskies secured a 21-13 win, officially eliminating Cal from the postseason...

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  7. BCS Bowl Predictions 2012: Predicting Matchups and Outcomes for Every Game

    There is still a lot of football left to be played and this weekend's games will go a long way in narrowing down the teams competing for BCS Bowl games...

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  8. Jonathan Dwyer: 4 Fantasy Replacements for Injured Steelers RB

    Fantasy football owners were given a rare opportunity to grab a starting-quality running back in the middle of the season when Jonathan Dwyer was given the Week 7 start against the Cincinnati Bengals ...

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  9. Breeders' Cup 2012 Results: Winners of Every Day 1 Race

    The first day of racing at the 2012 Breeders' Cup World Championships from Santa Anita Park is in the books. The day was highlighted by exciting racing full of big upsets. The big day of Breeders' Cup action comes on Saturday...

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  10. Oklahoma vs Iowa State: Landry Jones Will Lead Sooners to Big Win

    The Oklahoma Sooners saw their Big 12 title hopes dwindle in September after their loss to Kansas State. Their slim shot at a national championship was dashed against Notre Dame...

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  11. Michigan Football: Predictions for Wolverines' Remaining Schedule

    The Michigan Wolverines' performances have been a bit inconsistent during the 2012 football season. That isn't to say their outcomes haven't been predictable. Michigan has lost three games, all to teams ranked in the Top 25...

    Darin Pike Written by Darin Pike about almost 2 years ago 5,330 reads 37 comments

  12. Oregon vs. USC: How Ducks Cover the Spread Against Trojans

    The Oregon Ducks were anxiously awaiting their first major challenge of the 2012 football season, squaring off against a top 10 USC team...

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  13. NFL TV Schedule Week 9: Most Underrated Games to Watch on Sunday

    On the face, the TV schedule for Week 9 in the NFL leaves a bit to be desired. There aren't any marquee matchups except the Pittsburgh Steelers vs. the New York Giants. Sunday night also offers the Dallas Cowboys visiting the Atlanta Falcons...

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  14. Darren Sproles: Saints RB Is a Must-Sit in Week 9

    Darren Sproles was held out of the New Orleans Saints practice again on Thursday with a hand injury. He's listed as questionable for Monday night according to CBS Sports ...

    Darin Pike Written by Darin Pike about almost 2 years ago 3,114 reads 13 comments

  15. NFL Odds Week 9: Home Teams That Will Cover the Spread

    Week 9 of the NFL season offers some great matchups and interesting odds. Whether finalizing your office pool or preparing to visit your favorite legal gaming spot, here are thoughts on some of the home teams that should cover the spread...

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  16. Steve Nash Injury: How Lakers PG's Injured Leg Impacts Team Early in Season

    The Los Angeles Lakers needed to add some punch to their team to make a playoff run. It's possible they forgot they also need that team to be able to survive a rough 82-game season...

    Darin Pike Written by Darin Pike about almost 2 years ago 2,418 reads 5 comments

  17. Alabama vs. LSU: Latest Spread Info, BCS Impact and Predictions

    Regular-season college football games don't get much bigger than Alabama vs. LSU over the past few seasons. These two are among the elite college programs and both have a lot on the line...

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  18. Oregon vs USC: Latest Spread Info, BCS Impact and Predictions

    Prior to the Week 9 games, the Oregon vs. USC matchup looked as though it could rival Alabama vs. LSU for the regular season game of the year...

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  19. ESPN Films' Ghosts of Ole Miss: Emotional 30 for 30 Episode Is a Must-Watch

    ESPN aired "Ghosts of Ole Miss" on Wednesday night, the latest offering in their weekly run of sports-based documentaries. This episode delivers a heavy mix of emotions as it explores race relations and football in Mississippi 50 years ago...

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  20. Lakers Rumors: L.A. Is Too Old to Make a Serious Playoff Run with Derek Fisher

    The Los Angeles Lakers were quickly dispatched in the Western Conference semifinals last season, losing four of five games to the Oklahoma City Thunder . They were out-worked and out-manned, prompting the team to make several offseason additions...

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  21. LeBron James Injury: Updates on Heat Star's Leg

    LeBron James has left the Miami Heat 's regular-season opener versus the Boston Celtics multiple times with cramping issues. UPDATE: Tuesday, October 30 at 10:27 p.m...

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  22. Pittsburgh vs Notre Dame: TV Schedule, Live Stream, Radio, Game Time and More

    Notre Dame is fresh off a huge upset win over Oklahoma and will attempt to keep their undefeated season alive when they face Pittsburgh on Saturday...

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  23. Barcelona vs. Alaves: Score, Highlights and Grades

    In a match that was closer than anticipated, Barcelona handed Alaves a 3-0 loss in Spanish Copa del Rey play. Alaves had won their last four matches before being over-matched by Barcelona...

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  24. LeBron X Nike Shoes: Breaking Down the Gold Colorway for Opening Night

    Nike unveiled the 10th incarnation of LeBron James ' signature line of shoes in September, the LeBron X. The new colorway he'll be sporting on opening night is the best in the line and will give early adopters buyer's remorse...

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  25. College Football Week 10 Predictions: Teams That Will Improve Bowl Bid Status

    Whether looking for a BCS bid, fighting to get into the BCS National Championship Game or just trying to secure a late-December bowl, there are several important college football games in Week 10...

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