College Football: Pictures, Videos, Breaking News


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Kai Sato

Last Saturday was somewhat of a day of reckoning within the top ranks of college football, with four of the top six ranked schools in the country going down. 4 Oklahoma, and No. Michigan is a perfect fit for him because of who he is, where he is in his life and what he loves.

The Colorado Buffaloes come into town for a Thursday night showdown to kickoff what could be a make-or-break year for a man beginning his fourth year as head coach of the Rainbow Warriors.

From a distance, it appears that Jim Harbaugh is a great coach because he is a great father, husband, son and brother, and being a great football coach just naturally follows. Should they do so?

There will always be those who ignore the wisdom of others, but if more athletes realize the impact of what a 40+ year retirement will look like, they might perk up their ears just a little more.

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Robert Scheer

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John S. Elson,

In this week’s Scheer Intelligence podcast on KCRW, Robert Scheer speaks with former USC football player Anthony Davis about living with the brain injuries Davis sustained during his celebrated career.

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John A. In this case, the red-faced rooter was a 30-something dad.

A number of schools are considering firing their longtime successful coaches, in the hopes of getting a more successful one. This may not be technically wrong, but it’s lame.

Rabbi Jason Miller

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On November 26th, the nation’s highest-profile pollster — Nate Silver of the New York Times — gave ten teams a better chance of making the inaugural College Football Playoff than the University of Wisconsin.

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Even if you aren’t into the game, football fandom isn’t just about what happens on the field anymore. There are so many aspects to the football experience to enjoy — like the tailgating — that new gadgets have made it fun for everyone.

It was the waning moments of a damp September fourth quarter, and football, as it often does, had brought out the ugly side of one of its fans. No. Let me preface the conversation about college cheerleading with a quick aside about cheerleading in high school.

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In the end, running up the score with your star players still in the game, in the final seconds of a game that was not longer being contested didn’t even register to Urban Meyer. 6 Texas A&M all bit the dust last week.

Emeritus Professor of Law, Northwestern; former NU faculty government chair; scholarship & litigation in education & civil right law.

What this series of events does show is the chasm that sadly still exists in the experiences and therefore perspectives of most white people compared to most people of color.

While secondary market tickets for the College Football Championship Game are the most expensive for any college game this season, it’s on pace to be the least expensive national championship game by a wide margin.

At all levels of collegiate play, there are five things that all high school prospects should do to improve their chances of getting recruited for a football scholarship

Without governance reforms that will put the players’ education and safety ahead of the coaches’ and schools’ money-making priorities, the academically elite Division I colleges’ claim to a higher ground is pure hypocrisy.

Being a Harbaugh has given him more intimate exposure to football than most coaches, but it’s what he’s learned in life, not the Harbaugh legacy, that sets Jay apart.. 2 Oregon, No. When you get in, you have the typical public perception of it being kind of quirky and not that tough, but it’s not like that at all. Here are the five big questions to keep in mind heading into the 2015 UH Football season.

Seth Abramson

It’s sorta weird. 3 Alabama, No

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What They Are, How to Read Them and What to Do With Them by Ed Bagley

5 by both the AP Poll and Coaches Poll going into the game. 145 after its opening loss) face off in week two. The win was the biggest upset in college football history as no AA team had ever beaten a ranked team.

7) A total of 242 teams, 119 A schools and 123 AA schools, make up the Sagarin College Football Ratings. Both teams are among the 7 worst Division I-A teams in the country, joining Louisiana-Monroe, Rice, Duke, Utah State and Florida International.

La Salle lost its home opener to Ursinus 28-0. The worst-rated AA school is the No. Now you can better understand why La Salle College is ranked last among 242 Division I schools.

The Sagarin College Football Ratings: What They Are, How to Read Them and What to Do With Them

 by: Ed Bagley

When you know that more than $700 million can be bet on one game–the Super Bowl–in only Las Vegas, then you understand that billions were bet illegally on the Super Bowl last year in the United States and in offshore sports books around the world.

For those who wager, it may be helpful to put some science on your side when you wager, and one of the best places to do that is with the Sagarin College Football Ratings.

Michigan was ranked No. The worst-rated A school is Florida International at No. 143 after its opening loss) and Buffalo (ranked No. 31 after hammering Syracuse 42-14 in its home opener.

6) Temple (ranked No. The ratings are updated following each week’s games and published in USA Today on Wednesdays.

Following the first week of college football action, here are some facts that interested me about Sagarin’s first-week ratings:

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. The home edge will vary during the season.

Folks in the gaming business know that more than a billion dollars is wagered on every Monday Night Football game during the season.

A diminishing-returns principle exists to prevent teams from building up ratings by running up large victory margins against weak teams. 242 La Salle Explorers. 3) Appalachian State, a AA school, was rated No. 174 (56 AA teams are rated better), and their play reflects their rating. 2. Georgia Tech was rated No. 40 by Sagarin.

If there is a way for the NCAA to assert its superior power, it does so by making everything more difficult and confusing, similar to your United States government and its IRS tax code which could reduce a sane person to tears just reading it.

2) Michigan State, another short end of the stick team for far too long, was rated No. Ursinus is not a planet but a real liberal arts college in Pennsylvania.

Created by Jeff Sagarin, a 1970 MIT mathematics graduate, these computer ratings are for Division I-A (what the NCAA now calls the Football Bowl (FB) Subdivision) and Division I-AA (what the NCAA now calls the Football Championship (FC) Subdivision) teams.

The BCS (Bowl Championship Series) does not factor in scoring margin. The Irish failed to score a touchdown for the first time ever in their home opener.

The first job for La Salle this year will be to score a touchdown, or any points, including a field goal or touchback. 36 after steamrolling over UAB 55-18 in its home opener.

Only Division I (both A and AA) are counted for rating and schedule strength during the season.

USA Today, the largest circulation newspaper in the United States, is the nation’s daily newspaper and carries the Sagarin College Football Ratings. Following its horrendous loss, Michigan ended up being ranked No. Instead, it rewards teams that do well against good opponents.

While betting on sports is only legal in a few places in the United States, such as Las Vegas, millions of office workers are involved in sports pools every week now that the football season has arrived.

1) Washington, one of the poor to mediocre teams in the country the last several years, was rated No. 38 following its upset of mighty Michigan 34-32 on Michigan’s home field. For Sagarin ratings and more detailed information go to:

Ursinus College is not a Division 1 school (which includes the 242 teams with La Salle), not a Division II team (which includes another 157 teams), but a Division III team. La Salle is a Catholic university located in Philadelphia.

Anyway, the Sagarin rating is a numerical measure of a team’s strength.

You will have to forgive the NCAA for taking titles that have been used for years and are perfectly clear, then renaming them and creating confusion in the process.

4) Wyoming, a small school and never among the nation’s top teams, was ranked No. The Explorers next job will be to actually win a game. 57 after the loss. 41 by Sagarin following its 23-3 home victory over Virginia.

5) Notre Dame, beaten badly (33-3) by Georgia Tech, was rated No. Good luck, La Salle, and God speed.

A hypothetical victory margin is determined by comparing the rating of the two teams after adding 2.93 points to the home team

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Weight Training for Wrestling by Dickie White

“Hardcore” equipment like this exists at underground gyms and training facilities and if you’re a member of one of those, there’s a good chance you already have someone helping you with your training. Day 3 Weight Training for Wrestling

Deadlift- 5×5

Weight Training for Wrestling Workout (first week in Tom’s Summer Program)

Tricep Kickbacks- 3×10

Cable Row- 3×10

Superset- Bench Press 4×8 and Med Ball Pushups 3×8

Weighted Pullups- 3×10

Bench Press- 5×3

Day 1 Weight Training for Wrestling

Cable Row- 3×10

Incline Bench- 4×8

Squat- 5×3

The other day I was fortunate enough to have former Cornell Wrestling Strength Coach, Tom Dilliplane, send me a copy of his 16-week summer program. would be using them already? Anyway, that’s enough, lets get into some weight training for wrestling plans.

Dips- 3×10

Bicep Curls- 3×10

Deadlift- 5×5

Bicep Curls- 3×10

Dumbbell Incline Bench- 4×8

Second, there are a few systems and programs that are available that are absolutely fantastic. While some would say the program looked boring and repetitive (you would not believe the repetition of such exercises as the Bench Press, Squats, High Pulls, Weighted Pullups, and other exercises that many may consider to be plain and boring but obviously get the job done) the fact of the matter is this- it works. Look at all the infomercials out there for the “next biggest thing in fat loss” or whatever. There are two major issues that I’ve seen with weight training for wrestling programs in my years of experience.

Alternate Dumbbell Bench- 3×10

Day 4 Weight Training for Wrestling

Superset- Squat 4×8 and Dumbbell Walking Lunge 3×8 . As wrestlers we know the truth- nothing replaces good old fashioned hard work. This is the exact program he used over the summer of 2009, the summer before Cornell placed 2nd at Nationals and had 2 National Finalists. In addition, Tom used similar types of programs for the 10+ years he was at Cornell working with the wrestlers. Oftentimes people are after the next greatest thing. While I do believe that these are great ways to bridge the gap between traditional weight room strength and functional wrestling strength (I use them myself often with my wrestlers), I also understand that a majority of wrestlers reading this article do not have access to this type of equipment. Yes, those YouTube videos of someone performing a cool looking exercise with a big tire look cool. While there are some similarities, football players should be more focused on developing absolute strength, whereas wrestlers should focus their weight training on relative strength and power (strength per bodyweight).

Weighted Pullups- 3×10

Power Clean- 5×4

As the sport of wrestling continues to grow (with at least some thanks going to the increasing popularity of MMA), weight training for wrestling has become a very sought after. And that should be the same way you approach yourweight training for wrestling. But believe me, this isn’t the focus of the weight training for wrestling plans I have my wrestlers use. So for those of you who aren’t fortunate to workout at a well-equipped hardcore gym, keep reading, I have some great news for you…

Superset- Cuban Press 3×12 and Tricep Kickbacks 3×10

Power Clean- 5×4

Day 2 Weight Training for Wrestling

Please note that Tom bases all of his core movements (Squat, Bench, Clean, Deadlift, etc.) off of percentages of your max. Sticking to the tried and true barbell and dumbbell exercises that have withstood the test of time is what’s going to lead to the best results with your weight training for wrestling plan. Additionally, I think it’s worth considering the fact that if these new age styles of training were so groundbreaking and effective, don’t you think all the big wrestling schools like Iowa, Cornell, Iowa State, etc. However these weight training for wrestling plans consist of exercises with sandbags, kettlebells, tires, kegs, thick reps, and a lot of other training tools that most wrestler don’t have access to. These percentages and 2 more weeks of this program are included as one of 4 free gifts for signing up for my newsletter at

First, a great majority, especially those at the collegiate level, are basically offshoots of the football weight training program. I know, I post them from time to time

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