CFB Week 4 betting cheat sheet

CFB Week 4 betting cheat sheet

The betting market keeps fading No. 7 USC, and I am enjoying my courtside seats to the weekly stare down between respected and public money. The Trojans are six-point favorites at Oregon State on Saturday after the spread opened as a consensus full touchdown. Respected wagers arrived throughout the week on the Beavers, which is … Read more

NCAA places LSU football on probation, accepts school’s self-imposed penalties over recruiting violations

The NCAA placed LSU’s football program on one year of probation and issued a three-year show cause against a former assistant coach, who it says admitted to meeting with a prospect and giving him team gear during a COVID-19 recruiting dead period. The Tigers said they fired offensive line coach James Cregg for cause in … Read more

Who could replace Herm Edwards at Arizona State? Bruce Feldman’s coaching candidates

The firing of Herm Edwards finally happened over the weekend after Arizona State’s bad loss to Eastern Michigan. The Sun Devils job has long been viewed as one with a lot of potential but, for a variety of reasons, has rarely had a lot of big success. Now, ASU is open again but the shadows … Read more

Who could replace Herm Edwards at Arizona State? Bruce Feldman’s coaching candidates

The firing of Herm Edwards finally happened over the weekend after Arizona State’s bad loss to Eastern Michigan. The Sun Devils job has long been viewed as one with a lot of potential but, for a variety of reasons, has rarely had a lot of big success. Now, ASU is open again but the shadows … Read more

Ranking every college football team after Week 3: Washington is back on the rise

What a difference a year makes in Seattle. A year ago at this time, Washington was 1-2 with losses to FCS Montana and Michigan in which the Huskies scored 17 combined points. On Saturday, the Huskies scored 39 points in a dominant win against a Michigan State team that was ranked No. 11 in the … Read more

Mandel’s Final Thoughts: Leipold brings Kansas to life, how high is the Jayhawks’ ceiling?

And now, 20 Final Thoughts from Week 3, which began Friday evening and, thanks to the weather in Iowa, threatened to bleed into the early NFL games on Sunday. 1. No doubt this column will be full of thoughts later this season about Georgia, Alabama, Ohio State and their blue blood friends. This week, however, … Read more

Mandel’s Final Thoughts: Leipold brings Kansas to life, how high is the Jayhawks’ ceiling?

And now, 20 Final Thoughts from Week 3, which began Friday evening and, thanks to the weather in Iowa, threatened to bleed into the early NFL games on Sunday. 1. No doubt this column will be full of thoughts later this season about Georgia, Alabama, Ohio State and their blue blood friends. This week, however, … Read more

College football rankings: Big Ten struggles, Kansas shines

If you were told that Duke, Kentucky and Kansas were all 3-0, you might assume that it is mid-November and basketballs are flying into hoops. Oh, but no! The Blue Devils, Wildcats and Jayhawks are a combined 9-0 in the sport of football. Indiana is 3-0, too, and so is Syracuse, Maryland, Tulane and Rutgers! … Read more

CFB Week 3 betting cheat sheet

At first glance, no. 2 Alabama has a boring game Saturday against an opponent that will be lucky to score a single touchdown. However, there is actually a successful betting angle that continues to baffle oddsmakers and leave them vulnerable. “I take solace from the fact that sophisticated betting syndicates usually, but not always, tend … Read more

Texts: Mississippi ex-governor knew of Favre welfare money

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Newly revealed text messages show how deeply involved a Mississippi governor was in directing more than $1 million in welfare money to Brett Favre to help pay for one of the retired NFL quarterback’s pet projects. Instead of the money going to help low-income families in one of the nation’s poorest … Read more