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 Scott Zolotorow of CollegeHoopsDaily.com break down the brackets for the NCAA Tournament‘s Sweet Sixteen, which gets underway with four games Thursday. Oregon will miss big man Chris Boucher against Michigan because the Wolverines struggle against size. The night also is primed for underdogs with Xavier, Purdue and West Virginia.
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.
Greg DePalma divides his attention between the NFL scouting combine and college basketball, where Northwestern‘s buzzer-beating triumph over Michigan might finally have removed the Wildcats’ distinction of being the last major program never to get an NCAA Tournament bid.
Greg DePalma previews college basketball’s next-to-last weekend before the big conference tournaments, including a bubblesphere showdown between Providence and Marquette along with chances for Michigan (vs. Purdue) and Miami (vs. Duke) to solidify their positions with the selection committee. Also, the NFL offseason reports continue with analysis of the Green Bay Packers and Minnesota Vikings.
Derrick Walton Jr. helps Michigan make the biggest climb up the bid ladder this week by winning the Big Ten Player of the Week award as the Wolverines beat both Michigan State and Indiana by a combined 41 points. Walton averaged 22.5 points/5 rebounds/6 assists in both wins. Let’s take a look at the other 47 at-large bids that were handed out this week.
Dan Shonka, general manager of Ourlads’ NFL Scouting Services, rejoins Greg DePalma to discuss top NFL prospects worth watching in the upcoming week’s glut of bowl games. The Orange Bowl gets plenty of attention, with Michigan’s versatile Jabrill Peppers and Florida State RB Dalvin Cook and DE DeMarcus Walker.
Greg DePalma analyzes the NFL playoff picture, suggesting that if the Dallas Cowboys want to give themselves the best chance to win a Super Bowl, they need to go back to Tony Romo at quarterback over Dak Prescott. The college bowl schedule also gets an early look, along with the latest in the college coaching carousel.
Greg DePalma delves into the holiday menu for an expanded weekend of NFL and college football, highlighted by another big stakes meeting between No.2 Ohio State and No.3 Michigan. That follows visits from PSN’s own CJ Radune to review Jimmie Johnson‘s seventh Sprint Cup title and Jeff Shain to preview the World Cup of Golf.