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Offsides with Marc Ryan
September 20, 2019 - 1:08 pm
1. Michigan at Wisconsin The Line: Wisconsin -3.5 Both of these teams cleverly scheduled a bye week before this week four heavyweight bout. And while we don’t yet have the complete picture on either, Wisconsin has easily appeared the better of the two. The Badgers pitched two shutouts, outscoring...
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Mike Venditti
September 16, 2019 - 3:19 pm
Trust me, I'm not thrilled about this as a Gamecocks fan, but this is just the world we live in now. Dabo Swinney has become the Bill Belichick of the college football world, and his Tigers are the Patriots. Swinney has found a way to create a Patriots-esque culture in Clemson where every player in...
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Credit: © Jeff Blake-USA TODAY Sports
Offsides with Marc Ryan
September 12, 2019 - 12:58 pm
1. Alabama at South Carolina The Line : Alabama -25.5 In terms of opponents, playing Charleston Southern one week and Alabama the next would be like having dates with Roseanne Barr and Angelina Jolie consecutively. In no way does Rosanne, funny as she is, prepare you for your socks getting blown...
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Offsides with Marc Ryan
September 05, 2019 - 12:53 pm
1. Texas A&M @ Clemson Line: Clemson -17.5 Oddsmakers are treating Clemson as though they’re an NFL team with this line. I’ve never seen anything like it, and it’s actually come down from where it opened at 19 points! Nineteen. Texas A&M is the ninth most talented team in the country per...
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Mike Venditti
September 04, 2019 - 2:00 pm
The movie "Groundhog Day" comes to mind when I think about the current state of the South Carolina Gamecocks football program. There was hope in the Spring, hope all Summer and even though the hope came with a qualifier (the schedule), it was expected that even if the record looked bad in the end,...
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Mike Venditti
August 28, 2019 - 2:27 pm
Hello, and welcome to another edition of the Bases Loaded blog! The MLB season is heading into the home stretch of the regular season as September quickly approaches and there are tons of things to talk about! Here are a few... Youth On Display The 2019 MLB season has been chock full of young...
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Offsides with Marc Ryan
August 23, 2019 - 11:09 am
Nothing was more exciting to me than bowl season as a kid. The different logos, traditions, pageantry. Waiting to learn what bowl bid your team would be awarded was a present for a noteworthy season, and like the pile under your Christmas tree, you awaited with eager anticipation to discover what...
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Cole Bryson
August 21, 2019 - 5:45 pm
"We have gotten bigger, faster, and stronger," says Reggie Shaw of Byrnes. Friday night, the Byrnes Rebels take on the Greer Yellowjackets to open up the 2019 season. Byrnes leads the series with the Yellowjackets 30-26-1. In 2018, the Rebels defeated Greer 39-26, before the Yellowjackets went on...
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Mike Venditti
August 21, 2019 - 2:15 pm
In an all-new episode of Inside the Mind of Ditti, Ditti gets you ready for the College Football Season with plenty of Tigers and Gamecocks talk. Plus, he gets into why the Braves are looking good heading into September!
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Diesel
August 20, 2019 - 10:23 pm
I could spout off some tired statistics about student engagement and campus life, but honestly it's boring. College football is penultimate because it's by far the single biggest billboard any university can put up. If you have it and especially if you're good at it...like, REALLY good at it, it's...
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