NCAA Tournament Bracket Watch: Can Gonzaga snatch the second seed?

The big questions Tuesday night revolved around three of the mid-majors. Can St. Mary’s score an impressive win over Gonzaga in the Football World Cup championship game, confirming that the Gaels’ strong computer numbers deserve a correspondingly high rating? And will Oral Roberts and/or Charleston win their respective conference championships, or will they go to Selection Sunday in hopes of getting a big bid? Consider answering these questions definitively. Charleston outlasted UNC Wilmington in the CAA title game for their 30th win against a Division One. Meanwhile, Oral Roberts completed…

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Big 12 looking west, Pac-12 looking for TV deal: What we’re hearing about the realignment

This past July, weeks after the stunning Big Ten announcement of USC and UCLA, Pac-12 Commissioner George Klyafkov made a bold realignment prediction: “No Pac-12 school is going to the Big 12.” After eight months, we may finally learn whether his confidence was warranted or a feigned bravado. Kliavkoff is under pressure to offer its members a new media rights deal by the end of the month. If the dollar numbers or the details disappoint, March could be the moment when the Big 12 finally hits. Sources familiar with the…

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Pac-12 Commissioner George Kliavkov to Visit SMU as a Potential Conference Expansion Candidate: Source

Pac-12 Commissioner George Kliavkov is expected to visit SMU on Wednesday as a potential candidate for conference expansion, a person with knowledge of the situation confirmed to the athlete. work network I reported the news for the first time. Here’s what you need to know: The Pac-12 is set to lose two teams in 2024 when USC and UCLA join the Big Ten. The conference has not announced any final decisions on whether to expand it, but the process is ongoing. SMU has been out of the major powers conference…

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Send a set of 5 College Football Questions to Chris Vanini’s mailbag

Submit your questions below to Chris Vannini’s upcoming G5 mailbag. .

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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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Send your 5 college football group questions to the G5 Drive mailbag

What’s on your mind about the G5 conferences? Submit the G5 Questions below to Chris Vannini’s Mailbag. .

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James Madison makes instant FBS statement, plus CFP expansion and more: G5 Drive

One of the most dominant performances of Week 1 in college football came from a team playing its first game as a Football Bowl Subdivision school. James Madison knows how to win. The Dukes haven’t had a losing record since 2002 and they’d been a Football Championship Subdivision powerhouse for the past six years, with a 70-11 record. But they were also just 6-22 against FBS teams in their history as an FCS program. So last Saturday’s 44-7 win against Middle Tennessee was an eye-opener. The Dukes outgained the Blue…

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