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Texas Bowl Preview and Prediction: Arkansas vs. Texas

Arkansas and Texas renew an old Southwest Conference rivalry in NRG Stadium on Dec. 29 for the ninth Texas Bowl matchup. Low expectations surrounded...
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Russell Athletic Bowl Preview and Predictions: Oklahoma vs. Clemson

What a difference a year makes? Clemson (Ohio State) and Oklahoma (Alabama) both topped current members of the College Football Playoff in BCS bowls...
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Liberty Bowl Preview and Prediction: West Virginia vs. Texas A&M

The scoreboard in Memphis should be active on Dec. 29 when West Virginia and Texas A&M meet in the Liberty Bowl. The Mountaineers and Aggies...
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15 defunct bowls that leave the holidays feeling empty

The 39 bowl games on this year’s roster may be too many for some.That’s fine. For some of us, that’s not enough. Not just...
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Athlon's Essential 11 Links of the Day: December 24, 2014

This is your daily links roundup of our favorite sports and entertainment posts on the web for Dec. 24:  • Matthew Stafford's...
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Holiday Bowl Preview and Prediction: Nebraska vs. USC

Nebraska fans must be asking themselves: Can Mike Riley start now? The new Cornhuskers coach has many skills that will be welcome in Lincoln,...
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NBA Power Rankings: Holiday Edition

1. Golden State Warriors (23-3) The Warriors are 23-3, boasting an insane .885 winning percentage. Until their success rate drops below such...
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Pinstripe Bowl Preview and Prediction: Boston College vs. Penn State

The last Penn State bowl appearance was hardly an experience the Nittany Lions want to remember. In 2011, Penn State went to Dallas to play in...
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Independence Bowl Preview and Prediction: Miami vs. South Carolina

Like many teams in the Independence Bowl, Miami and South Carolina don’t arrive in Shreveport with an abundance of enthusiasm. Reaching...
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Sun Bowl Preview and Prediction: Arizona State vs. Duke

Arizona State missed a shot at the Pac-12 Championship Game on the final weekend of the regular season by losing to rival Arizona. Duke missed a...
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The 40 greatest Christmas-related names in sports

Have you ever wondered which athlete or sports figure is tailor-made for the Christmas season? Well, we’ve made our list and checked it twice...
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Military Bowl Preview and Prediction: Cincinnati vs. Virginia Tech

On paper, the battle lines are clearly drawn when it comes to this season's Military Bowl matchup between Cincinnati and Virginia Tech. Navy-...
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Cover 2 College Football Podcast: Playoff Predictions

 Hosts Braden Gall and Steven Lassan go in-depth to break down both national semifinal games.  Alabama vs. Ohio State: Does Urban...
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Kobe is finally going to start resting

"You know him," Los Angeles Lakers coach Byron Scott said to reporters Monday — and there was no doubt about who he meant by him....
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10 great players who were disappointments in 2014

In a league overflowing with parity and dominated (mostly) by youth, the NFL tends to be an organization of mood swings. One moment a player is on...
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Injury ends Johnny Manziel's rookie season

Berea, OH (SportsNetwork.com) - Johnny Football's rookie season is over. Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel will miss Sunday's...
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Dominic Raiola suspended one game for leg stomp

Allen Park, MI (SportsNetwork.com) - The NFL suspended Detroit Lions center Dominic Raiola one game without pay for stomping on Chicago Bears...
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Athlon's Essential 11 Links of the Day: December 23, 2014

This is your daily links roundup of our favorite sports and entertainment posts on the web for Dec. 23:  • The Jags haven't done...
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Heart of Dallas Bowl Preview and Prediction: Illinois vs. Louisiana Tech

A pair of surprising postseason participants will get the post-Christmas bowl action going when Illinois and Louisiana Tech meet up in the Zaxby...
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Bitcoin St. Petersburg Bowl Preview and Prediction: NC State vs. UCF

Teams that were in drastically different positions a year ago will wrap up their seasons on the same field when NC State takes on UCF in the Bitcoin...
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The Detroit Pistons Waive Josh Smith

Move over, Mike Malone firing. The Detroit Pistons have made the most shocking move of the 2014-15 NBA season by dropping underperforming star...
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Quick Lane Bowl Preview and Prediction: Rutgers vs. North Carolina

Points should not be in short supply when Rutgers and North Carolina square off in the inaugural Quick Lane Bowl in Detroit. Essentially a retooled...
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Hawaii Bowl Preview and Prediction: Rice vs. Fresno State

Avoiding the sights and sounds of Honolulu will be challenging for Fresno State and Rice, as the two programs meet for the first time since 2004 in...
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Bahamas Bowl Preview and Prediction: Central Michigan vs. Western Kentucky

The inaugural Popeyes Bahamas Bowl will reunite Central Michigan and Western Kentucky as postseason foes, but don’t expect either team to...
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BYU and Memphis Engage in Postgame Brawl in Miami Beach Bowl

The inaugural Miami Beach Bowl provided plenty of fireworks. The back-and-forth offensive battle ended with Memphis winning 55-48 in double overtime...
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