Greg DePalma and PSN contributor Scott Zolotorow get fans set for the start of conference tournaments with a rundown of leagues big and small, from NCAA Tournament contenders to potential bracket busters. Gonzaga and St. Mary’s again duel in the West Coast Conference, while Michigan State wins the Big Ten regular season and look out for Bucknell from the Patriot League.
Greg DePalma previews a huge first Saturday of November, including No.1 Georgia visiting No.10 Auburn in one of three games pitting Top 10 teams against each other. Also on tap: No.6 TCU at No.5 Oklahoma, while No.3 Notre Dame is at No.7 Miami. Greg also chats with Hondo Carpenter, publisher for SpartanNation.com, about Michigan State‘s showdown vs. Ohio State.
Greg DePalma is joined by Jeff Hartman of BehindTheSteelCurtain.com to discuss the Pittsburgh Steelers‘ offensive woes following Ben Roethlisberger‘s five-interception performance in a loss to Jacksonville. The college spotlight falls on Iowa State‘s upset of No.3 Oklahoma and whether Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh cost his team in a rivalry loss. Jamal Murphy also drops by with a fantasy update.
Greg DePalma previews Saturday’s top contests, as Miami seeks to end seven years of Florida State dominance in their ACC rivalry. Other games find No.1 Alabama at Texas A&M and Michigan State traveling to Michigan for their midseason showdown. Top injuries are updated – including Oregon going with its backup QB against surging Washington State – along with odds, trends and picks.
Greg DePalma and Jamal Murphy of CollegeHoopsDaily.com dissect how Wisconsin set the NCAA Tournament on its ear by knocking out overall top seed Villanova, then turn their attention to a Sunday slate that features Michigan State trying to do likewise with Kansas. Also on tap: A preview of Sunday’s Camping World 500 in Phoenix.
Greg DePalma checks in with CollegeHoopsDaily.com writers Jamal Murphy (in Las Vegas) and Scott Zolotorow (in Orlando) to discuss a relatively upset-free opening day of the NCAA Tournament‘s main brackets, in which only Middle Tennessee and Xavier knocked off a higher seed. They’ll also break down Friday’s slate in search of a more impactful upset.
After a slow start to the season, Tom Izzo and Michigan State appear to be climbing back to respectability having won 7 of 8 including their first three conference games. They even have super frosh Miles Bridges back from injury. The Spartans will look for their eighth straight win against Penn State today. I’m confident they’ll get it done.
Dan Flaherty, editor of SportsNotebook.com, joins Greg DePalma to analyze futures odds for the NCAA Tournament. Kansas sweeps the favorite’s role – both in Vegas and with the two hosts.
College Basketball: New No.1 Oklahoma gets little chance to enjoy its new perch, with a pair of tough Big 12 road games on the docket. Also, the Pac-12’s logjam may become clearer.
Greg DePalma analyzes the College Football Playoff semifinals and other top bowl games this week, looking at injury updates and the latest trends. Joining him will be Matt Hofeld, editor of SB Nation’s Oklahoma website CrimsonAndCreamMachine.com.