1. Frank Gore: 49ers Star RB Set to Be Fantasy Stud in Second Half of NFL Season

    Frank Gore finished the first half on his 2012 NFL season in a rather auspicious manner, churning yards and busting tackles to set up the San Francisco 49ers' offense. A rarity of Frank Gore and Kendall Hunter in the same backfield...

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  2. Notre Dame Football: Why Undeafted Season Won't Guarantee BCS Championship Game

    The Notre Dame football program is on the cusp of a 12-0 season. Its prize will be be a major BCS game, but it won't be the BCS Championship Game. If only the 2014 playoff format started in 2012...

    Darin Pike Written by Darin Pike about almost 2 years ago 2,942 reads 20 comments

  3. Celtics vs. Heat: LeBron James and Miami Ready to Continue Dominance over Boston

    LeBron James and the Miami Heat have knocked the Boston Celtics out of the playoffs the last two seasons. They've struggled in regular-season games, though, losing six of eight since signing James...

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  4. Penn State Football: Matthew McGloin Will Continue Breakout Season vs. Purdue

    There won't be much positive buzz surrounding the Penn State football program during the 2012 season. The scandal that has ripped at the fabric of the university has prompted national attention to ignore what is happening on the field of play...

    Darin Pike Written by Darin Pike about almost 2 years ago 3,120 reads 8 comments

  5. Alabama Football: Looming BCS Controversy Won't Affect Unstoppable Crimson Tide

    The stodgy, cigar smoke-filled room that houses the 15 commissioners of the Bowl Championship Series ( BCS ) witnessed a change that was supposed to move college football beyond the controversy that has surrounded crowning a national champion...

    Darin Pike Written by Darin Pike about almost 2 years ago 5,569 reads 24 comments

  6. Seahawks vs. Lions: Final Grades and Analysis for Seattle

    Final Score: Detroit 28, Seattle 24 The Detroit Lions found a way to overcome early mistakes and orchestrated a last-minute touchdown drive to beat the visiting Seattle Seahawks ...

    Darin Pike Written by Darin Pike about almost 2 years ago 3,296 reads 43 comments

  7. Saints vs. Broncos: Neither Offense Will Be Stopped in High-Scoring Game

    The New Orleans Saints and Denver Broncos have two of the best offenses in the NFL. That is bound to happen when to of the best quarterbacks to play the game lead their respective teams...

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  8. Washington Takes Down No. 7 Oregon State in Pac-12 Upset

    The Washington Huskies have been a difficult team to figure out in 2012, and their 20-17 upset win over the Oregon State Beavers is just their latest step in their inconsistent season...

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  9. Perry Jones III: Thunder SF Made Parting with James Harden Possible

    The Oklahoma City Thunder pulled off a huge trade on Saturday, sending James Harden to the Houston Rockets for Kevin Martin, Jeremy Lamb and future draft considerations. OKC is definitely is looking to the future with this move...

    Darin Pike Written by Darin Pike about almost 2 years ago 17,709 reads 51 comments

  10. Giants vs. Cowboys: Home Field Won't Help Dallas Beat New York

    The New York Giants have played in Dallas three times since Jerry Jones opened his new Cowboys Stadium. Eli Manning is making a habit of autographing the wall in the visitor's locker room after every win against the Dallas Cowboys ...

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  11. Jeremy Lamb Trade: Houston Rockets Deal SG to Oklahoma City Thunder

    The Houston Rockets and Oklahoma City Thunder have reached agreement on a multi -player trade. The Rockets are sending Jeremy Lamb and other considerations to the Thunder for James Harden...

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  12. Week 8 Waiver Wire: Last-Minute Adds for the Flex Position

    The Week 8 NFL games will be starting in a matter of hours but that doesn't mean fantasy football owners are ready for kickoff of the early games...

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  13. Michigan State vs. Wisconsin: Spartans' OT Win Keeps Bowl Hopes Alive

    The Michigan State Spartans still cling to bowl bid aspirations following a 16-13 OT win against the Wisconsin Badgers. The loss snapped a 21-game home winning streak...

    Darin Pike Written by Darin Pike about almost 2 years ago 1,601 reads 7 comments

  14. Arizona Shocks No. 9 USC in High-Scoring Pac-12 Upset

    The USC Trojans traveled to Tucson to take on the Arizona Wildcats and keep their hopes for a BCS bowl game alive. They left the desert with a reminder of how good Arizona can be when Rich Rodriguez isn't making costly mistakes...

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  15. Notre Dame Football Schedule: Biggest Challenges to an Undefeated Season

    Notre Dame has already seen several quality opponents on their 2012 schedule. Wins over Stanford, Michigan and Michigan State help craft a quality resume...

    Darin Pike Written by Darin Pike about almost 2 years ago 9,550 reads 10 comments

  16. Start Em Sit Em Week 8: Best and Worst Plays at Quarterback

    Week 8 of the 2012 NFL schedule could pose some difficult start em/sit em decisions. There are several really good matchups for some of the top quarterbacks, while a few have have disaster sitting on the horizon...

    Darin Pike Written by Darin Pike about almost 2 years ago 3,698 reads 6 comments

  17. LeBron James: Voicing Goal of Being Greatest NBA Player Ever Is Misguided

    LeBron James is no stranger to negative press and building ill-will among fans. The vile that built after he left Cleveland to join the Miami Heat was on par with the disgust ...

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  18. Notre Dame Football: Fighting Irish Will Fall out of BCS Championship Picture

    The 2012 season has been a great run for the Notre Dame football program. They've had a game in Ireland, survived close calls at home over a pair of ranked opponents and are in the Top 5 of the BCS Rankings ...

    Darin Pike Written by Darin Pike about almost 2 years ago 8,468 reads 25 comments

  19. BCS Rankings: How Saturday's Games Will Impact Standings

    Several of the top teams in college football will have opportunities to secure their place in the BCS rankings this weekend. Four of the Top 5 teams play against highly-ranked opponents which could lead to some big movements in the rankings...

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  20. Colorado vs. Oregon: Ducks Must Win Big to Keep Pace in BCS Standings

    The Oregon Ducks have arguably their easiest game of the season on Saturday as they host the 1-6 Colorado Buffaloes. Some will argue that distinction goes to Tennessee Tech, but either way, a major issue stands in front of Chip Kelly's team...

    Darin Pike Written by Darin Pike about almost 2 years ago 2,241 reads 19 comments

  21. Saints vs. Broncos: Spread Info, Line and Predictions

    The Denver Broncos host the New Orleans Saints for a Week 8 showdown of two of the game's elite quarterbacks. Peyton Manning is out to prove he's still the best passer in the game, while Drew Brees will continue to set records...

    Darin Pike Written by Darin Pike about almost 2 years ago 5,873 reads 28 comments

  22. World Series Schedule 2012: How Tigers Will Get the Series Back to San Francisco

    The San Francisco Giants have surged to a 2-0 lead over the Detroit Tigers in the 2012 World Series ...

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  23. NFL Power Rankings: Teams That Will Solidify Their Positions in Week 8

    While NFL power rankings have no bearing on, well, anything, fans are inherently drawn to them. Comparing where one's favorite team stands among the competition, and debating ...

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  24. MLB Playoff Bracket 2012: Tigers Ready to Respond to Giants in World Series

    The San Francisco Giants began their World Series against the Detroit Tigers with significant momentum. They were fresh off rebounding from a 3-1 NLCS deficit while the Tigers spent the prior week accumulating rust...

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  25. Mike Williams: Buccaneers WR Confirms Status as Ideal Flex Play

    Mike Williams has been a difficult player to peg in a fantasy lineup. He hasn't seen ample targets thus far in 2012 to make him a top receiving option, but he's still been producing...

    Darin Pike Written by Darin Pike about almost 2 years ago 918 reads 1 comments