Greg DePalma and PSN contributor Scott Zolotorow get fans caught up on headlines, trends and top teams around campus hardcourts, looking at both major and second-tier conferences. Villanova and Virginia both enter the week with 16-1 records, while Purdue is rolling on a 14-game win streak.
Greg DePalma sits down with Mitchell Light, managing editor at Athlon Sports, to discuss the Alabama-vs.-Ohio State argument that eventually put the Crimson Tide in the College Football Playoff despite not playing for a conference title. They also take an early look at the semifinal matchups and kick around coaching’s December revolving door.
Greg DePalma is joined again by Mike Huguenin of Gridiron Now to discuss the College Football Playoff‘s final quartet and the committee’s decision to take Alabama, which didn’t play for a league title, over Big Ten champion Ohio State. They also look back at Championship Weekend, look ahead to the semifinal matchups and take a whirl on the coaching carousel.
Greg DePalma previews Championship Weekend with a trio of guests, including Gridiron Now‘s Mike Huguenin for a look at the key title games that will set the College Football Playoff. The Big 12 finale also is featured, with Ryan Aber of The Oklahoman offering a closer look at Oklahoma and Carlos Mendez of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram previewing TCU.
Greg DePalma takes a look at Saturday night’s ACC Championship game from both sidelines, starting with a Clemson perspective from longtime SportsTalk SC host Phil Kornblut. CaneSport publisher Gary Ferman follows with an update as Miami seeks its first ACC crown since joining the league in 2004.
Greg DePalma is joined by Russ Mitchell, lead SEC columnist for CollegeFootballNews.com, to break down the College Football Playoff picture ahead of this weekend’s conference championship games. No.1 Clemson, No.2 Auburn, No.3 Oklahoma and No.4 Wisconsin all face “win and you’re in” situations, with No.5 Alabama lurking as a no-title-game wild card.
Greg DePalma previews a Thanksgiving weekend full of rivalries and conference showdowns, highlighted by the annual Alabama/Auburn “Iron Bowl” with the SEC West crown on the line. Meantime, can No.2 Miami, No.3 Clemson and No.4 Oklahoma survive their final challenges before their league title games?
Greg DePalma chats with Gary Ferman, longtime managing editor at CaneSport, about Miami’s rapid rise in Year 2 of the Mark Richt era. The seventh-ranked Hurricanes own the nation’s longest unbeaten streak at 13 consecutive games, heading into Saturday’s just-like-old-times showdown against No.3 Notre Dame.
Greg DePalma talks with Joe Giglio, North Carolina State beat writer for The News & Observer in Raleigh, as the 6-1 Wolfpack rides a six-game winning streak into Notre Dame on Saturday to face the No.9 Fighting Irish – with Clemson to follow next week at home. It’s been nearly 40 years since N.C. State won an ACC title.
Greg DePalma previews Saturday’s top contests, asking whether Kansas State can knock off unbeaten TCU even as QB Alex Delton (5) makes his first career start in place of the injured Jesse Ertz. Other games find unbeaten Miami playing host to Georgia Tech for the top spot in the ACC Coastal, while No.13 USC welcomes Utah in a key Pac-12 South clash. Key injuries are updated along with odds, trends…