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Cooks, Evans Lead Top WR Seasons

Cooks, Evans Lead Top WR Seasons

Name the five best wide receivers in the NFL? Now, name the top three in the FBS? There may not be a bigger perception discrepancy in sports than that of NFL and NCAA wideouts, yet these college guys are a year or two away from busting out their...
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Sooners To Play Keep-Away video

Sooners To Play Keep-Away

Oklahoma has had some adversity this year. Aside from falling to Texas, the Sooners had trouble with West Virginia and TCU. But Oklahoma has a formula for success. It's not sexy, but it's football...
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Don’t Sleep On Michigan State

Don’t Sleep On Michigan State

Defense is so last century. The days of Maddux-Glavine-Smoltz-led excitement are all but gone in Major League Baseball. Even though the Steroids Era has fizzled, fans still prefer Miggy to Verlander; Harper to Strasburg...
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Miami Ruling Another Black Eye For NCAA

Miami Ruling Another Black Eye For NCAA

Tuesday morning's groan wasn’t just the collective morning grunts of those who irrationally stayed up to watch Josh Freeman throw passes to the turf on Monday Night Football...
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Winston vs. Boyd. Advantange ... video

Winston vs. Boyd. Advantange ...

Saturday not only pits two of the best teams in the country, but two of the top players, with Florida State's Jameis Winston facing off with Clemson's Tajh Boyd...
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Non-QBs Could Make Heisman Push

Non-QBs Could Make Heisman Push

Here he comes, Mr. Heisman. It’s all a beauty pageant. The most outstanding college player in the country comes with requirements. Aside from gaudy numbers, you must be on a BCS-qualifying team or have posted an NCAA record...
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Battle-Tested Oklahoma Has Edge In Big 12

Battle-Tested Oklahoma Has Edge In Big 12

Without tests, there are no grades. Without grades, we’re all the same. And what fun is that? Tests show true identity — for better or worse. A unique part of college athletics is test day may not come for weeks...
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South Carolina, Baylor Lead Overrated Squads

South Carolina, Baylor Lead Overrated Squads

Tom Brady, John Mayer, "Anchorman," New Year's Eve.  Quite a motley list, but what they have in common is that they're more talk than they are walk, more bark than bite, more Simon than Garfunkel. They are overrated...
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Drama Returns To Saturday Football

Drama Returns To Saturday Football

The series finale of “Dexter” was fine. I enjoyed it. I won’t divulge too much, but on the positive side, it was cathartic and rational. I felt cleansed in a way as the show rides off into the sunset...
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