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  • Tom Z's Highly Unethical College Football Gambling Picks: Week 12

    Tom Z's Highly Unethical College Football Gambling Picks: Week 12
    Happy Thanksgiving week, everyone! As always, I'm thankful for family, friends, my health, my career, freedom, tailgating, America, free booze, liberty, hot chicks, the power of the human spirit, nachos, Pearl Jam's entire catalog, simple acts of...
  • Three Things: Bud Selig's 'monitoring' system, Al Golden's future, Dwyane Wade's health

    Three Things: Bud Selig's 'monitoring' system, Al Golden's future, Dwyane Wade's health
    Three Things to consider on this sports Tuesday: Thing 1: Don't know about you, but I feel so much better about the Miami Marlins going forward now that Bud Selig has promised to "continue to monitor this situation." Oh, Shruggin' Bud will "monitor"...
  • Silver Football race looks like a close one

    Silver Football race looks like a close one
    The Heisman Trophy race is up in the air. Same for the Tribune Silver Football, awarded annually to the Big Ten's best player. Or so we assume. The coaches vote, and their ballots are due Monday. "I'm sure it will be tight," Wisconsin's Bret Bielema...
  • Big Ten preview: Penn State

    Big Ten preview: Penn State
    A year ago, the question was whether Penn State football would crumble because of actions relating to a sexual predator. Now that the transfer-without-penalty window has closed and Penn State's top-level leadership is unquestioned — Bill O'Brien...
  • USC football: Lane Kiffin applauds easing of Penn State's punishment

    USC football: Lane Kiffin applauds easing of Penn State's punishment
    USC Coach Lane Kiffin said Tuesday that he thought it was "awesome" that Penn State's punishment will be gradually lightened by the NCAA and that he has "always" thought that USC deserved the same. But Kiffin, speaking on the weekly Pac-12 Conference...
  • USC's Pat Haden reacts to NCAA reduction of Penn State penalties

    USC's Pat Haden reacts to NCAA reduction of Penn State penalties
    USC Athletic Director Pat Haden reacted with the following statement to news the NCAA has reduced scholarship penalties on the Penn State football program stemming from the Jerry Sandusky child abuse scandal.  "Like the rest of country, we have just...
  • In new Big Ten, Penn State football expects to grow more comfortable in Maryland

    In new Big Ten, Penn State football expects to grow more comfortable in Maryland
    Penn State has had a run of the neighborhood for as long as anyone can remember, from its years as the most successful independent Division I-A football program on the East Coast and a national power, to a little more than the past two decades in the...
  • Upset specials: Michigan, Georgia and Oklahoma fall

    Upset specials: Michigan, Georgia and Oklahoma fall
    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Bill Belton ran for a 2-yard touchdown in the fourth overtime to lift Penn State past No. 18 Michigan 43-40 in maybe the biggest win in Coach Bill O'Brien's two seasons with the Nittany Lions. Penn State's Christian Hackenberg...
  • UCF coach George O'Leary isn't ready to walk away from football

    UCF coach George O'Leary isn't ready to walk away from football
    EATONTON, Ga.— The winding road leads visitors through a security gate, past a stable and horses grazing in an open field, into a neighborhood carved among the tall trees that line Lake Oconee. Here, about 90 minutes outside Atlanta, George O'...
  • How Bill O'Brien's 'Brown University speed' helped save Penn State's win

     
    Bill O'Brien put his athletic skills on display twice last week. First, he dunked a basketball at Nittanyville, which you can relive in this video, courtesy of Penn State sports information. Then, the Penn State coach reached a full sprint......
  • A feel-good story about Bill O'Brien and Penn State on HBO's Real Sports

     
    Image from HBO Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel Following last week's Sports Illustrated story, and Bill O'Brien's angry rebuttal, Penn State gets a feel-good story this week from HBO's Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel. The program, which debuts at 10......