NCAA Tournament Bracket Watch: Alabama is the top seed. Northwestern and Clemson

“They can’t imagine it… that someone like me would walk into their house, walk on their land…” – Cassian Andor When compiling this week’s segment, we were astounded by the inclusion of teams we’d never expected to have considered as recently as a few weeks ago. North-west? Pittsburgh? Clemson? UCF? wait … Is that true? It also got us thinking about another story focusing on underdogs who took the power structure by surprise: “Andor,” our favorite TV series of 2022. After the train wreck that was “The Book of Boba…

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College basketball rankings: Illinois out, Miami in. And hey, New Mexico!

Merry Christmas after Christmas! I trust that the holiday treated everyone well, though there were a few precious college basketball games that caught our eye. As a result, there wasn’t much movement on top of the polls. The good news is that there are plenty of great matches to be shown this week, which top the list for Saturday’s packed New Year’s Eve. In the meantime, allow me to spread my usual holiday cheer by presenting the correct ranking of the top 25 college basketball teams, as presented to the…

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How will TCU replace Max Duggan? Why will Texas be better in 2023? Ask TechExpert

The early signing period is over, the transfer portal is moving around, and the bowls are in full swing. Let’s move on to your questions in the Ask the Texpert 2022 final question. (Note: Questions submitted have been slightly edited for length and clarity.) How likely is it that TCU will be able to effectively replace Max Duggan? – William M. Finding someone who can become a Heisman Trophy finalist like Duggan is taking a lot — although anyone who connected Duggan in Heisman conversation prior to this season would…

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College signing day winners, losers: Oregon shines, Notre Dame falters

The first day of the early college football draft signing period came and went on a Wednesday. As always, there was a fair share of drama. While there are still some dominoes to fall in the remaining two days of this window, let’s take a look at some of the winners and losers as of Wednesday. winners Oregon There is no greater Signature Day winner than Oregon State. And the strikes may still be coming. Oregon State fans are still dreaming of landing five-star running back David Hicks from Katie…

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No. 4 TCU remains undefeated with a field goal against Baylor

The TCU football team maintained its undefeated comeback to beat Baylor 29-28 thanks to an outfield field goal at McLane Stadium on Saturday. Here’s what you need to know: The Horned Frogs trailed by two points late in the fourth quarter after a failed two-point conversion following a 3-yard touchdown run by Emari Demercado. TCU got the ball back at their own 31-yard line with 1:34 remaining and no timeouts left and moved into field goal range. Kicker Griffin Kell ran down the field and kicked the game-winning 45-yard attempt…

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Mandel’s Final Thoughts: Notre Dame, Texas A&M and Florida go the way of the Big Ten West

Three Sun Belt wins over Power 5 opponents, including two in the Top 10. The No. 1 team in the country very nearly loses to a 20-point underdog. Kansas is 2-0. Notre Dame is 0-2. Here are 23 Final Thoughts from a spectacularly upside-down Week 2. 1. Well, when I boarded the plane to Austin on Friday I was reasonably certain three things would happen on my trip: 1) I was going to eat barbecue at some point (check); 2) I was going to get to Torchy’s at some point…

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College football picks against spread: Bruce Feldman’s second week picks

I had 1 week average, going 5-5-1 against the spread. The Good: Pick Penn State to win at Purdue. The Bad: Choosing LSU to do business with FSU. The Ugly: Choosing Oregon to keep it close to Georgia. Here are the guesses for this week. (All spreads come from BetMGM, click here For live odds, all kickoff times are Eastern.) 1 Alabama (-20.5) in Texas, Saturday, noon (Fox) Steve Sarkissian has an inexperienced QB and doesn’t have enough athletes in defense to keep up with his old boss, Nick Saban.…

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Texas A&M QB’s decision? Why Texas Queen Ewers: Ask Texpert

College football season is upon us! We’ll have real and live games this weekend, making this the perfect time to answer your questions. Note: The questions presented are edited lightly for length and clarity. Why aren’t Aggie fans stressing over a quarterback competition like the Longhorns over the past week? – James D. Have you been on Texas A&M message boards lately? When Jimbo Fisher on Wednesday declined to announce a junior name between Haynes King, Max Johnson and Conner Weigman, I thought the season was over before it even…

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