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Will Palaszczuk
October 07, 2019 - 2:17 pm
I know this might surprise you, but I have no beef with Clemson Athletics or their fans. In fact, when it comes to access, timeliness of requests and honesty, the type of treatment I've gotten from Clemson, its coaches and players and its media staff is positively unmatched in the time I've been in...
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Offsides with Marc Ryan
October 03, 2019 - 11:01 am
Week Six Picks 1. UCF at Cincinnati The Line: UCF -4.5 How soon we forget? A miracle play, one loss, and UCF has gone from America’s darling to American afterthought. Yet, UCF could still qualify for the New Year’s Six. All it needs is one Boise State loss. The Knights are hungry, the Knights are...
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Credit: © Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
Matt Hogan
October 02, 2019 - 7:18 pm
We have now reached the end of the first quarter of the 2019 NFL season, and just like grade school, I will be handing out report cards to all 32 NFL teams. Below, teams are listed in the order of their respective division standings. AFC North: 1. Cleveland Browns (2-2) Grade: C The Browns were...
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Mike Venditti
October 01, 2019 - 3:28 pm
October is here and with it comes the most wonderful time in sports, Major League Baseball's Postseason. The Houston Astros have finished the season with the best record in baseball, compiling 107-wins. The Los Angeles Dodgers right behind them with 106-wins. Both teams have home field advantage...
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Diesel
October 01, 2019 - 2:58 pm
In a ground breaking and potentially paradigm shifting move, the State of California Governor Gavin Newsom yesterday, September 30th, 2019, signed a bill into law that would allow athletes attending its colleges and universities to hire agents to seek out paid endorsement opportunities. Several...
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Credit: © Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: © Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports
Offsides with Marc Ryan
September 27, 2019 - 10:52 am
1. Virginia @ Notre Dame The Line : -12.5 Men don’t like to admit when they’re wrong, so this is tough, but here goes. Notre Dame showed me something last week. I thought they’d get throttled 34-10. The Fighting Irish held up on both lines of scrimmage. A week ago, I may have had the golden domers...
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Credit: © Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: © Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports
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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Credit: © Scott Wachter-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: © Scott Wachter-USA TODAY Sports
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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