Friday, September 21, 2018

Pick Six- Week 4 CFB Slate

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Welcome to another edition of Pick Six as CSO contributor DaVaughn Lucas, Larimore Podcast's Ryan Larimore and WJR 760 Detroit's Sean Baligian pick five of the top college football games of the weekend, with a sixth game as the wild card.

Last week, it was survival of the fittest as Lucas came away as the top dawg at 3-3, while Baligian went 2-4 and Larimore brought up the rear at 1-5.

Standings:              GB  
Baligian     8-10         - 

Lucas        7-11         1

Larimore   6-12        2

This week's picks:

                                                          Baligian            Lucas         Larimore

Boston College at Purdue               Boston Coll.  Boston Coll.  Boston Coll.

Texas A&M at Alabama                   Alabama         Alabama       Alabama

Stanford at Oregon                           Stanford          Stanford       Stanford

Wisconsin at Iowa                            Wisconsin       Wisconsin     Wisconsin

Arizona State at Washington           Washington      Arizona St.  Washington

Wild Card pick:

E. Michigan at San Diego St.        San Diego St.  San Diego St.  San Diego St.

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Wednesday, September 19, 2018

College Sports Overload's 2018-19 college basketball schedule

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Another season is near in the world of college basketball and College Sports Overload will be there to cover some of the best teams and players in Division I.

With coverage from the Big East, Big Ten, ACC, WCC and Pac-12 conferences, the 2018-19 slate should be the best yet with Geno Green, Jeremy Rosenberg, Devin Larkins and Jon Opiela providing coverage all season.

NOTE: All times are Eastern Time, with more games added as the season goes along.

CSO's 2018-19 college basketball schedule:

Oct. 11:

Big Ten Media Day, Rosemont, Ill.

Oct. 25:

Big East Media Day, New York, N.Y.

Nov. 15:

Penn State at DePaul, 9 p.m.

Nov. 16:

Arizona State at San Francisco, 10 p.m.

Nov. 24:

DePaul at Notre Dame, Time TBA
Harvard at Saint Mary’s, Time TBA

Nov. 27:

Nevada at Loyola-Chicago, 8 p.m.

Dec. 1:

California at Saint Mary’s, 10 p.m.

Dec. 5:

Ohio State at Illinois (Chicago), 7 p.m.

Dec. 8:

Wisconsin at Marquette, 5 p.m.
San Diego State at California, Time TBA

Dec. 14:

UIC at DePaul, 7 p.m.

Dec. 22:

Stanford at San Francisco, 10 p.m.

Dec. 29:

Xavier at DePaul, 2 p.m.

Jan. 3:

Saint Mary’s at San Francisco, Time TBA

Jan. 5:

BYU at Saint Mary’s, 11 p.m.

Jan. 6:

Xavier at Marquette, Noon or 4:30 p.m.

Jan. 10:

Michigan at Illinois, 8 p.m.

Jan. 12:

Illinois State at Loyola-Chicago, Time TBA
Gonzaga at San Francisco, Time TBA

Jan. 16:

Butler at DePaul, 8:30 p.m.

Jan. 19:

BYU at San Francisco, Time TBA

Jan. 20:

Providence at Marquette, Noon

Jan. 23:

Wisconsin at Illinois, 9 p.m.

Jan. 26:

Virginia at Notre Dame, 1 p.m.

Jan. 30:

Villanova at DePaul, 8 p.m.

Feb. 2:

Providence at DePaul, 2:30 p.m.

Feb. 5:

Michigan State at Illinois, 7 p.m.

Feb. 9:

Villanova at Marquette, 2:30 p.m.

Feb. 16:

Maryland at Michigan, Noon

Feb. 20:

Creighton at DePaul, 9 p.m.

March 2:

Gonzaga at Saint Mary’s, Time TBA

March 7:

Indiana at Illinois, 8 p.m.

March 9:

Georgetown at Marquette, Noon or 2:30 p.m.

March 13-16:

Big East Tournament, Madison Square Garden, Times TBA

March 13-17:

Big Ten Tournament, United Center, Times TBA

March 19- Apr. 8:

NCAA Tournament, Times TBA

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Projecting the New Year's Six for Sept. 18

Welcome to the third New Year's Six projections of the 2018 college football season.

The projections will be based off the CSO Mock CFP Committee rankings on a weekly basis.

Here are the third set of projections for this season:

Orange Bowl (CFP Semifinal), Dec. 29:

1) Alabama vs 4) Ohio State

Cotton Bowl (CFP Semifinal), Dec. 29:

2) Clemson vs 3) Georgia

Peach Bowl, Dec. 29:

8) Notre Dame vs 12) West Virginia

Fiesta Bowl, Jan. 1:

11) Washington vs 14) Central Florida

Rose Bowl, Jan. 1:

7) Stanford vs 9) Penn State

Sugar Bowl, Jan. 1:

5) Oklahoma vs 6) LSU

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Monday, September 17, 2018

The Geno Green Experience- 2001 Michigan/Michigan State with Sean Baligian

On this edition of The Geno Green Experience, Sean Baligian from WJR 760 and Fox 2 in Detroit comes on to chat about the 2001 Michigan/Michigan State game.

Notable topics covered:

Michigan's dirty dozen sacks on MSU quarterback Jeff Smoker
The birth of Spartan Bob
T.J. Duckett's all-around performance and how he etched his name into the rivalry

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CSO Mock College Football Playoff committee Top 25 for Sept. 17

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Thanks to the mock selection committee for coming through and making the third edition of the rankings possible this season.

Biggest jump: Oklahoma State 17 (+6)

Biggest fall: Auburn 15 (-8)

       Team                        Points     Last Week

1) Alabama (10) (3-0)      250            1

2) Clemson (3-0)              234            2

3) Georgia (3-0)              231            3

4) Ohio State (3-0)          223            4

5) Oklahoma (3-0)          210            5

6) LSU (3-0)                    197          10 (+4)

7) Stanford (3-0)             180            9 (+2)

8) Notre Dame (3-0)       177            8

9) Penn State (3-0)          165           11 (+2)

10) Virginia Tech (2-0)    147          12 (+2)

11) Washington (2-1)       142          13 (+2)

12) West Virginia (2-0)     137         14 (+2)

13) Missisippi State (3-0)  119        16 (+3)

14) Central Florida (2-0)  114        17 (+3)

15) Auburn (2-1)               113          7 (-8)

16) Wisconsin (2-1)            91         10 (-6)

17) Oklahoma State (3-0)  85          23 (+6)

18) Oregon (3-0)               81          19 (+1)

19) TCU (2-1)                   77          15 (-4)

20) Michigan (2-1)           66           20

21) Miami (FL) (2-1)        36          24 (+3)

22) Michigan State (2-1)   32          25 (+3) 

23) Boston College (3-0)   26         NR

24) South Florida (3-0)     15          NR

25) Missouri (3-0)             12          NR

Dropped out of rankings:

Boise State (18), USC (21), Arizona State (22)

Others receiving votes:

Syracuse 11, Texas A&M 11, Boise State 11, Kentucky 10, USC 10, Iowa 9, Colorado 7, NC State 4, Duke 4, North Texas 4, Hawaii 3, BYU 2, California 2, Arizona State 1, Utah 1

Schaible: Crimson Tide storm past the Rebels behind Tua's arm

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By: Brian Schaible
Twitter: @SBNationReports

As the chants of “We Want Bama” reverberated through the entranceways of Vaught-Hemingway stadium, the stage was set for a mighty Mississippi charge against the top ranked Crimson Tide.

The 2-0 Rebels believed that they could be victorious. After the very first play of the game, they were on their way. Jordan Ta’amu found D.K. Metcalf down sideline and tiptoed his way into the end zone and suddenly Alabama trailed 7-0.

In hindsight, maybe the fans should have stormed the field at the time. Unfortunately for the home team, everything went downhill after that.

This game was ugly.

Actually, this game was beyond ugly. Alabama destroyed Ole Miss by a score 62-7.

After the game, Alabama coach Nick Saban was asked about sophomore quarterback Tua Tagovailoa. “He does a nice job of keeping his eyes downfield, stepping up in the pocket,” Saban said. “There’s a couple of third down plays where he bought some time and we were able to convert on throws.”

Tagovailoa finished the game with 47 yards rushing and 191 in the air with two touchdowns. Jerry Jeudy caught a touchdown pass for both Tagovailoa and Jalen Hurts. This was the third consecutive multiple touchdown game for Jeudy.

“The offense is real dynamic. Having three receivers that can play all positions, and they know them all really well, plus having the young guys step in helps the team a lot,” Jeudy said.

On defense, the Crimson Tide held the Rebels to 248 total yards and forced three turnovers. One of those was a huge pick six by Xavier McKinney.

“We were confident in our game and the way we play. They were great receivers and got open, they were physical, but I feel like we prepared well,” said McKinney.

Christian Miller seemed to live in the Ole Miss backfield all night long. He talked about bouncing back from the initial long touchdown by the Rebels. “It’s just one play out of a whole game,” said Miller. “You still have to play another 59 minutes.”

Alabama did just that.