12:52 PM EDT, Fri September 30, 2016

Andrew White narrowed a list of 55 schools to one: Syracuse

... and you thought YOUR college selection process was trying. When you were 17 or 18, and were narrowing your list of schools, it probably involved you sifting through the pros and cons of four or so places that a) accepted you and b) you may have wanted to attend. Ends up when Andrew White III was looking to transfer as a grad student, he had 55 different offers to choose from. As you know, he ultimately chose the Syracuse Orange. Today, Syracuse.com’s Mike Waters posted an in-depth article about White’s entire decision-making process. It’s a great read, so would highly recommend...
Gobbler Country 22 mins ago

‘Out-of-Conference Schedule’ Awards

While Tech has one out of conference game left and has played an ACC game, let’s take a look at the big themes and performers of the first third of the season. Virginia Tech has completed its first four games, giving us at least a look into what exactly this team is or can be. Granted, outside of Tennessee, we haven’t played anyone of significant note- ECU counts on a personal level, but isn’t some big team, and BC still doesn’t have an offense that I’m aware of. And in Tennessee, well, to put it politely, we pooped all over ourselves in an effort to give away what started as a...
Garnet And Black Attack 37 mins ago

The Friday Afternoon Optimist: South Carolina hopes for best against Texas A&M

Four games down, eight to go. Can Carolina get back over .500 with a win this weekend? After a tough loss last week, South Carolina is definitely looking to rebound with an upset win over the Aggies of Texas A&M University. Sitting at 2-2 (1-2 in the SEC), a win this week would be crucial to keep any hopes of winning the East alive. But let’s take a quick look at the key takeaways from last week: Reasons for Optimism: The Pass Defense: Any time you only give up 135 yards of passing offense, you’re doing something right. Jamarcus King and Chris Lammons have really showed up to play so...
Good Bull Hunting 43 mins ago

ALL CAPS PREVIEW-TEXAS A&M vs. SOUTH CAROLINA

LETS GO DO THAT THING WHERE WE GO AND WIN A FOOTBALL GAME HAVE YOU RECOVERED FROM LAST WEEKEND BECAUSE I CERTAINLY HAVEN’T. IN FACT IF YOU HAVE RECOVERED THEN LET’S GET YOU INTO A RELAPSE BY HAVING YOU WATCH THIS LET’S GO AND THOSE GOAL LINE STANDS. ARKANSAS HAD THE DADGUM BALL AT THE HALF INCH LINE AND ARMANI WATTS AND CLAUDE GEORGE JUST WENT ALL GANDALF AND SAID YOU SHALL NOT PASS WHICH IS GOOD BECAUSE THAT ALLEN KID IS A GOOD PASSER BUT THEY MEANT IT LIKE YOU’RE NOT GOING ANYWHERE AND THEN WE STUFFED THEM. AND THIS WEEK WE GET TO DO IT AGAIN. WE GET TO REINVIGORATE THE DEPTHS...
Testudo Times 44 mins ago

Maryland football offered a couple of young blue-chip New Jersey recruits

Here’s our weekly Maryland football recruiting roundup. Maryland football doesn’t get too many chances to go into another Big Ten school’s backyard to pluck out top prospects. But if there’s one opponent the Terps are going to be able to do it to, it’s probably Rutgers. New Jersey is kind of like an extreme version of Maryland in terms of recruiting. Both states have a lot of talented high schoolers that top out-of-state programs consistently come in and sign. Only Rutgers has an even tougher time than Maryland does of keeping kids in-state. Last year New Jersey was home to...
The Crimson Quarry 47 mins ago

COLLEGE FOOTBALL BETTING GUIDE: October 1, 2016

Another round of free advice on how to make easy cash this weekend. Or it’s free advice on how to lose money this weekend. BETTING GUIDE BACK! Recap Last Week: 7-5 Overall: 14-10-2 Last Week’s Best Pick: Auburn (+3.5) vs. LSU It just seemed to easy to pick against Danny Etling. Sure enough, Etling killed the Tigers as he failed to get a snap off on what would have been a game-winning touchdown pass. But it wouldn’t have mattered for the line. Auburn already had the upset locked up. Last Week’s Worst Pick: Iowa (-13) at Rutgers I would still take Iowa to beat Rutgers by more than 13...
The Smoking Musket 48 mins ago

Staring Down The Musket At...The Kansas State Wildcats

Jon Morse from Bring On The Cats joins The Smoking Musket to preview Saturday’s matchup with Bill Snyder, wizard. Jon from Bring On The Cats was kind enough to answer some questions about the 'Eers and Snydercats. Let's get started, shall we? Matt: Could you give us a quick run down of the first month of your season? Any strengths or weaknesses showing themselves so far? Jon: It's really hard to say, since the first three games were the exact reverse of Bill Snyder's usual scheduling practices. The defense looked great against Stanford, of course, and has continued that dominance against...
House Of Sparky 51 mins ago

Pac-12 Football: Week 5 Preview and Predictions

We take you through week 5 of Pac-12 football with predictions for how the conference will fare. TOP-10 MATCHUP: POSSIBLE BATTLE FOR THE NORTH? No. 7 Stanford (3-0) vs. No. 10 Washington (4-0) - 6:30 p.m. MT, Sept. 30, ESPN —- ESPN Matchup Predictor: Washington 60.8% Not only is this astronomical battle between two top-10 teams and the best in the Pac-12, but it is to break a tie in a 96-year-old series. The Huskies and Cardinal are locked up at 41-41-4 against each other and will settle the tiebreak this Friday. The Washington Huskies have an incredibly efficient quarterback in Jake...
BC Interruption 52 mins ago

Boston College vs. Buffalo: Final Thoughts And Predictions

Another big matchup for the Eagles, can they avoid disappointment? It’s on to the game that everyone has had circled on their calendar all year, the Wagner Seahawks. The excitement is palpable. Not only is it the annual FCS cupcake, but it’s also BC’s home opener...on September 24. On paper Wagner appears to be Howard 2.0, but of course you take nothing for granted with this team. Let’s take a look at what lies ahead. Five Keys To The Game: Success on third down on both sides of the ball: BC’s offense can not be put in third and long situations all game, they aren’t dynamic...
From The Rumble Seat 52 mins ago

Week 5 Opponent Preview: Miami Hurricanes

Can Georgia Tech rebound this week after an ugly performance against Clemson? It sure won’t be easy as #14 Miami comes to town. Miami Season So Far Despite the 3-0 start, many are still wondering if Miami is for real due to their fairly cupcake schedule so far. Over the first three weeks, the Hurricanes have beaten up on Florida A&M (0-4 FCS), Florida Atlantic (1-3), and Appalachian State (2-2). Those three wins have been the product of the nations #6 ranked offense (51 points per game) and the nations #1 ranked defense (7.7 points per game allowed). Are those stats representative of the...
Carolina March 52 mins ago

UNC vs Florida State - Players to Watch: Mitch, T.J. and Austin

UNC has a few possible impact players taking the field in Tallahassee UNC once again has an opportunity to exorcise some demons and win a marquee match-up. This Saturday the Tar Heels travel down to Florida State in a marquee cross-divisional contest. The two teams meet for the first time since a Tar Heel victory in that lost “what-if” season of 2010. That game, like this one, was played in Tallahassee. If history is going to repeat itself, it will likely be related to a few potential impact players. North Carolina Mitch Trubisky, QB You probably should just permanently save a place...
Bring On The Cats 52 mins ago

Kicking the Tires: West Virginia

Conference play is here. K-State travels to Morgantown for its Big 12 opener. K-State and West Virginia meet in Morgantown this Saturday in the first Big 12 game for both teams. As most expected, K-State is 2-1 after an opening loss to Stanford and two easy wins over Florida Atlantic and Missouri State. The Mountaineers are an impressive 3-0 with wins over Missouri, Youngstown State and BYU. Dana Holgorsen’s future in Morgantown was very much in doubt this last offseason, but the ‘Eers are off to a nice start for their previously embattled coach. K-State is somewhat of an enigma coming...
Anchor Of Gold 52 mins ago

Lessons in Vanderbilt Football: Western Kentucky

Was that really Vanderbilt football doing those un-Vanderbilt things? With my reputation as one of the most optimistic on AoG, it could be assumed this week’s article is easy to write. The nature of the win makes it infuriatingly difficult. It has nothing to do with who Vanderbilt beat either. My whole premise is that each game is a learning experience. How am I supposed to approach a game that challenged literally everything we know about Vanderbilt football? Should I just tear back all the things that myself and others thought to be true? The simple answer is that is NOT what I...
Hammer and Rails 52 mins ago

H&R Staff Picks vs Maryland

Despite the win over Nevada, the H&R Staff isn’t too optimistic for the game against Maryland Purdue is 2-1 and heading into B1G play with a winning record! So that means our staff is positive going into the game at Maryland, right? Nope. With Travis travelling to the Maryland game this weekend, I went ahead and collected the staff picks for this week’s game. Before we get to the picks, here are the standings after last week’s win over Nevada: Google Sheets do not come out too well on our site, so you can see it here as well. To summarize: I am currently the only one sitting at 3-0,...
On the Banks 52 mins ago

OTB Staff Predictions: Rutgers At #2 Ohio State

Bob Cancro: As I began this task, I typed in my name and then stared at the screen. And stared....and stared. What are we supposed to say? We lost our best playmaker. We still have questionable QB play. We were exposed at a few spots. But we did hang tough with a B1G stalwart. That was then, this is now. And this is Ohio State....at home. Ohio State is just too good, too fast, too much. I think it spirals down pretty early on, which means we’ll get to see lots of backups in the second half, including at least two other QBs. Not much more to say. OSU 45 Rutgers 10 Matthew...
Black Heart Gold Pants 1 hour ago

TAKE MY MONEY: YOUR WEEK 5 GAMBLING FIX

Vegas wants us to take Northwestern and we’re gonna fall for it again Welcome back to TAKE MY MONEY, or as I like to call it, personal finance -101. We followed up an elite week of wagers in week three with a decent showing during week four, where I think we pushed. I dunno. I’m not gonna look. A push is a win anyway and if you haven’t learned that by now there’s nothing I can do for you. Iowa didn’t look that great last week, and I have no reason to believe it’ll look any better this week. Vegas does, for some reason, which is I guess why you’re here. Let’s get to it....
The UConn Blog 1 hour ago

UConn Men’s Hockey to have competition in goal

Senior netminders Rob Nichols and freshman Adam Huska will be competing for playing time this season. Last season, junior goaltender Rob Nichols carried the UConn Men’s Hockey team with his stellar play between the pipes. He played 1,680 out of the 2,182 minutes for the Huskies, starting 29 of 36 games. For two years now, Nichols has been the clear cut top option in the net. Last season, he allowed 2.93 goals per game and had a save percentage of .911. He added two shut outs, as well, coming in consecutive outings. He blanked Arizona State on January 10 in the Desert Hockey Classic and...
Good Bull Hunting 1 hour ago

Daily Bull 9.30.16 - Gentlemen, start your awful taek engines

Hey it’s Friday. Tomorrow is OCTOBER. The weather is finally starting to shift toward something livable in Texas. And not a moment too soon lest I become homicidal. Gang, a word if I may: Anyone feel like we’re way over-distracted in 2016? Between the 24/7 non-news cycle and phones that have replaced all human connection, the ability to be present has become more elusive than wit on TexAgs. At times it feels like my attention span has been whittled down to that of a coked out prostitute out to lunch with Craig James while he yammers on about his son Adam’s ability to...
The 7th Floor 1 hour ago

Miami Hurricanes Rooting Guide: Week 5

ACC play heats up, and there’s plenty for you to root for. Check it out. As per usual, I know who you’re rooting for in one game, but here’s who you should be rooting for in every ACC game this week. Let’s get to the list Miami (3-0 overall, 0-0 in ACC) at Georgia Tech (3-1, 1-1), Saturday, 12 Noon, ESPN2 Miami travels to Atlanta to face GT in their opening ACC game of the year. This is a familiar foe for Coach Mark Richt, as he has a 21-2 career record against the Yellow Jackets from his time at FSU and Georgia. Miami looks to continue their strong start to the season following a...