Boise State Gets Probation, Can Ohio State Be Hopeful?

The NCAA levied its punishment against Boise State this afternoon in the wake of findings that sixty-eight Broncos athletes received impermissible benefits. The tally they came to was sixty-three athletes receiving housing, recruiting and transportation benefits across football, men’s and women’s tennis and track and field teams. The major hammer was dropped on the tennis…

10 Things from Week 2 – College Edition

1. Irish fans, feel free to hit the panic button. Not because of your offense or the quarterback situation I touched on last week. Tommy Rees looked poised and accurate, made much better decisions Saturday (27/39, 315 yards, 3TD, 2INT). But those 2 interceptions (5 TOs overall) and some defensive miscues in the last 5…

Week 2 of College Football, Really Late (Updated!)

Getting this up far, far too late since we’re about 12 hours from the noon games. But here’s the 10 games we’re picking this week and a little bit on why I made my picks. Also, I’ll be doing some bragging here as well. Oregon State @ #8 WisconsinThe Badgers pounded on UNLV last Thursday…

10 Things from Week 1 – College Edition

Yes, I know I’m late here because week 2 has already started with Oklahoma State handling Arizona 37-14. But, I had these thoughts and they were important enough for me to write down during the four-hour laptop strike of Tuesday, so here we go. Auburn drops out of the Top 25 after needing a vigorous…

NFL Week 1 Preview and Picks (UPDATED!!)

As I was telling Casey this weekend, I was playing poker in a casino in Oklahoma. I glanced up at one of the many televisions, and saw the Murray St./Louisville game on. And I teared-up a little bit, because I knew it was time. Oh, it was finally time. The first week of college ball…

NFL Over/Under Predictions

If there’s one thing that always makes sports more fun, it’s having a bit of a friendly wager on the event. Whether it’s fantasy sports, money, or a good old-fashioned gentlemen’s wager, an investment in the games makes it more enjoyable and heart-wrenching from start to finish. We here at the bang enjoy making almost…

Are You ready For Some Football! (Updated)

Yes, I know we’ve had a few games already including a barn-burner earlier tonight in Waco. If you’ve got ESPN3, do what I’ll be doing tomorrow and grab the replay. Today, we start our 2011 college football challenge, something that I kinda dominated and I’m hoping I can repeat. I kinda need the help in…

2011 SEC football preview

Nope, Texas A&M; isn’t a member yet (but probably soon). But does it matter? A&M; is just another team in the SEC. There are literally 6 teams that could feasibly win the conference, and any team that wins the SEC has a good chance of being a BCS Championship contender. Let’s learn more about the…