NBA Preview: Thunder at Timberwolves

January 10, 2018

Thunder at Timberwolves The Minnesota Timberwolves haven’t made the NBA playoffs since 2004 so the word “letdown” typically doesn’t apply to the organization. But Minnesota will certainly have a hard act to follow up when it hosts the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday just 48 hours after pounding the Cleveland Cavaliers into submission. The Timberwolves led by as much as 41 points while steamrolling Cleveland and finishing with a 127-99…

Read More >>

CBB Preview: Duke at Pittsburgh

January 10, 2018

Duke at Pittsburgh Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski doesn’t need to be told his team needs to get better, specifically on defense. After surrendering close to 100 points to a North Carolina State team which was coming off an embarrassing loss to Notre Dame, the sixth-ranked Blue Devils will get a chance to regroup Wednesday when they visit a young Pittsburgh squad that is just trying to find its footing. Marvin…

Read More >>

College Football National Championship X-Factors

January 8, 2018

College football’s 2017-18 national championship is up for grabs on Monday night, as Alabama and Georgia meet in Atlanta in a matchup of SEC foes. As with any big matchup, the stars are expected to shine. Georgia is led by running backs Nick Chubb and Sony Michel. On the Alabama sideline, quarterback Jalen Hurts and running backs Damien Harris and Bo Scarbrough headline the offense. While Chubb and Hurts will…

Read More >>

College Football National Championship Preview: Alabama vs. Georgia

January 4, 2018

National Championship Alabama vs. Georgia COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFF NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP GAME STORYLINES 1. An SEC team will claim the national title for the ninth time in the past 12 seasons as conference mates Georgia and Alabama meet in Monday’s College Football Playoff championship at Atlanta. The third-seeded Bulldogs are looking to win their first national title since the Herschel Walker-led squad won the 1980 crown, while the fourth-seeded Crimson Tide…

Read More >>

Wild Card Weekend Preview: Falcons at Rams

January 4, 2018

Falcons at Rams The Atlanta Falcons rolled through the playoffs en route to the Super Bowl a year ago behind a high-powered offense that led the league in scoring. For the Falcons to take the first step toward a return trip to the title game, they will have to slow the NFL’s No. 1 scoring offense when they visit the Los Angeles Rams on Saturday night. Sixth-seeded Atlanta blew a…

Read More >>

Wild Card Weekend Preview: Titans at Chiefs

January 4, 2018

Titans at Chiefs Arrowhead Stadium has provided the Kansas City Chiefs one of the best home-field advantages in the NFL – until the postseason. The Chiefs will try to record their first home playoff victory in 24 years when they host the Tennessee Titans on Saturday in an AFC wild-card matchup. The back-to-back AFC West champion Chiefs have won four straight following a midseason lull and again look like a…

Read More >>

NFL Saturday Night Preview: Vikings at Packers

December 20, 2017

Vikings at Packers The Minnesota Vikings already have wrapped up the NFC North title but there still is plenty at stake when they pay a visit to the Green Bay Packers on Saturday night. While Green Bay is out of playoff contention, the Vikings are in the hunt for a first-round bye and have an outside shot at home-field advantage throughout the postseason. While Minnesota would need Philadelphia to lose…

Read More >>

Hawaii Bowl Preview: Houston vs. Fresno State

December 20, 2017

HAWAII BOWL STORYLINES 1. Points could be a precious commodity on Dec. 24, when Fresno State faces Houston in the Hawaii Bowl at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu. The Bulldogs led the Mountain West in scoring defense at 17.2 points per game while Houston possesses the top interior lineman in the country in Outland Trophy winner Ed Oliver, a sophomore defensive tackle who has made 37.5 tackles-for-loss in 24 career games….

Read More >>

Dollar General Bowl Preview: Appalachian State vs. Toledo

December 20, 2017

DOLLAR GENERAL BOWL STORYLINES 1. Mobile, Ala., will be the site for a December 23 rematch between Toledo and Appalachian State, who will meet in a bowl game for the second straight season – this time in the Dollar General Bowl. Toledo and the Mountaineers played right down to the wire last season in the Camellia Bowl in Montgomery, Ala., as Appalachian State escaped with a 31-28 victory after the…

Read More >>

Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl preview: San Diego State vs. Army

December 20, 2017

LOCKHEED MARTIN ARMED FORCES BOWL STORYLINES 1. Fans of the ground game won’t want to miss San Diego State’s Rashaad Penny match up against Army’s vaunted run attack at the Armed Forces Bowl Dec. 23 in Fort Worth, Texas. Penny received five All-American awards after leading the country in rushing yards (2,027) and adding 19 touchdowns on the ground. The talented senior saved his best for last, stringing together four…

Read More >>

Birmingham Bowl Preview: Texas Tech vs. South Florida

December 19, 2017

BIRMINGHAM BOWL STORYLINES 1. When Texas Tech and No. 24 South Florida meet in the Birmingham Bowl at Legion Field on Dec. 23, two of the top offensive teams in the nation figure to light up the scoreboard. Behind senior quarterback Nic Shimonek, Texas Tech ended the regular season ranked 17th in FBS in total offense (468.4 yards per game) and 26th in scoring offense, averaging 34.6 points. USF senior…

Read More >>

Famous Idaho Potato Bowl Preview: Central Michigan vs. Wyoming

December 19, 2017

FAMOUS IDAHO POTATO BOWL STORYLINES 1. Will this be Wyoming quarterback Josh Allen’s swan song? The rifled-armed 6-5, 233-pound junior had what many consider a disappointing season, completing just 141-of-251 passes (56.2 percent) for 1,658 yards with 13 touchdowns and six interceptions while also rushing for 207 yards and five scores on 84 carries. Although only an Honorable Mention All-Mountain West pick, Allen comes in at No. 6 on ESPN…

Read More >>

Bahamas Bowl Preview: UAB vs. Ohio

December 19, 2017

BAHAMAS BOWL STORYLINES 1. Two years after the school shut down its football program amidst financial concerns, UAB won a school-record eight games to earn its second-ever bowl berth. The Blazers, guided by National Coach of the Year candidate Bill Clark, will face Ohio in the Bahamas Bowl on Friday, Dec. 22. UAB earned its invitation to the island paradise by finishing second in the West Division of Conference USA,…

Read More >>