Can the Washington Huskies win the Pac 12?


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Football season will soon be here and with it, time to look at some some of the power teams in the power conferences. Publications have already started previewing teams and conferences, as he was size up the favorites, sleepers and under dogs. Let’s take a look at the Pac 12 and the Washington Huskies.

How do the oddsmakers see them doing this year?

 

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LSU Football Season Preview: Les Miles EXTRAVAGANZA


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LSU football coach Les Miles just finished his time at the podium at SEC Media Days. Usually, he’s a lot more entertaining than he was today. He’s known for being press conference gold, but today he was rather vanilla. There weren’t any good jokes, and the only real unique topic of discussion was about the NFL Draft and how LSU football leads the nation in “three-and-dones.”

They lose more guys early than anyone. And although that’s definitely true, today’s session with Miles added nothing interesting to the narrative, and was essentially kind of pointless.

That said, let’s start the LSU football season preview

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Ole Miss football season starting soon


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A group of friends who graduated from college together can have a wonderful time at an alumni weekend celebration. Of course, loyal alumni must dress the part as they attend the festivities. Here are some of the most appealing outfits worn by individuals attending an entertaining alumni celebration.
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Mark Emmert makes desperate attempt to preserve NCAA model


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NCAA President Mark Emmert said yesterday thatr college athletes should receive “scholarships for life.” Emmert also told a United States Senate panel that scholarships should also cover the full cost of attending college, not just the basic needs. Well, it’s the correct thing to do. He’s finally showing movement, albeit very slowly, in the right direction.

Still, it’s too little, too late. The NCAA has a neo-plantation business model that is up to date with the 1950s.

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WR prospects picks Illini football over ND, OSU, UM, NU, OU


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Illini football coach Tim Beckman has not accomplished much in Champaign. That is not news. His 45-17 drubbing of Cincinnati was nice though, as the Bearcats were a really good team that went on to play in their conference championship. That game was Becks’ lone signature win in two years. Landing A.D. Miller would be his recruiting equivalent of that.

The 6’4″ wide receiver is the eleventh commit in the 2015 class, and he choose the Illini football program over Arizona State, Miami, Michigan, Oregon, Brigham Young, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Ohio State, and a bunch more.

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Deceased UCLA football player inspired brother to turn his life around


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AJ Pasquale has turned his life around, and it’s the memory of his brother Nick, a former UCLA football player, which provided the inspiration. Nick was killed in a car accident last year. Following Nick’s death, AJ quit his job at a marketing firm and began working for UCLA football, more specifically the school’s athletic department.

AJ was at a crossroads, and he could have crumbled in the face of tragedy like any of us would. Instead he began his life anew.

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Texas State Football Season Preview: Never too early


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It’s that time of year when this site shifts more into pop culture, media and entertainment mode. What did you think I did when there was no football and basketball? No hockey and no NBA means the beginning of the way too early college football previews.

We’re previewing 32 college teams just like in the NFL. We’ll start with some Texas State Football.

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South Florida Football Season Preview: Never too early


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It’s that time of year when this site shifts more into pop culture, media and entertainment mode. What did you think I did when there was no football and basketball? No hockey and no NBA means the beginning of the way too early college football previews.

We’re previewing 32 college teams just like in the NFL. We’ll start with some South Florida Football.

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ESPN Pres. John Skipper on what will become of big time college sports


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It’s actually been awhile since we’ve heard anything about the imminent revolution coming in college basketball and college football. There hasn’t been much publicity surrounding the unionization effort, CAPA, Northwestern football, Kain Colter etc. etc. Which is obviously a stark contrast from January-April when we heard about it incessantly.

Also we never heard from the man Sports Illustrated called the “4th most powerful person in sports,” John Skipper, President of ESPN on the matter. We do now, as a reporter recently asked him about the possible revolution taking place within college sports.

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College Football Preview Series: the 32 teams we’ll cover this summer


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It’s already that time of year when this site shifts more into pop culture, media and entertainment mode. What did you think I did when there was no football and basketball? Well, Spurs vs Heat Finals? Yawn.Been there. Done that.

And the Blackhawks have obviously jumped the shark now. So hockey and NBA are both done for me for this season. That summer lull of dullness also means I start the way to early college football previews.

Here’s who we’re previewing and why. 32 teams just like in the NFL.
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ESPN’s Lebron, Manziel, Tebow over-coverage IS TOTALLY justified


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We’ve all made jokes about the excessive coverage of Johnny Manziel. And Lebron James. And Tim Tebow.

Specifically, we’ve been critical of ESPN in particular for their over-coverage of these three hugely polarizing figures. Because ESPN is….well, not only is it the most popular network on cable among men 18-34, it’s #1 with a bullet. It’s numbers are so big that the flagship program, SportsCenter, if it stood alone would still be the fifth most popular network all by itself.

So when you’re that big, you’re also a big target. And you and I have repeatedly enjoyed taking aim. But I’m telling you the excessive focus on certain personalities is justified, and warranted. I had a conversation with Stuart Scott and Steve Levy, in which they verified this idea.

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VIDEO: UCLA QB Brett Hundley displays acting skills (sort of)


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UCLA quarterback Brett Hundley probably could have come out this draft class, but it’s likely a good thing he stayed in school. All of the quarterbacks saw their NFL Draft stock fall during the evaluation process, and if Brett Hundley was behind Teddy Bridgewater on the big board, it’s a good thing that he’s back in Westwood for another year to hone his skills.

The money will still be there in 2015, especially since Hundley was rumored to be signing with Jay-Z’s agency. Next year Hundley and his fellow Pac 12 signal caller Marcus Mariota will headline the ’15 class of QBs.

In the meantime…

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