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Down but not out: Tigers show encouraging development against Illini

ST. LOUIS -- Missouri lost a 62-59 heartbreaker to Illinois on Saturday, but the Tigers' hearts should not be broken. Their hearts, in fact, should be more full of hope than they've been all season. While it goes down as a loss, this was not like an "L" against Missouri-Kansas City or even a "W" against Southeast Missouri State. This was, as Illinois coach John Groce said, "a high...
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Senior duo still climbing record books for maligned Mizzou offense

COLUMBIA, Mo. -- A down year offensively could have been much worse for Mizzou without the reliable production of two seniors eager for one final chance to raise their standing in the school's record books. A lack of depth due to youth and injuries hurt the Tigers more than anything else following the departure of their top three receivers, top rusher and top passer from a year ago...
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Birmingham Bowl breakdown: Florida-East Carolina

BIRMINGHAM BOWL: FLORIDA VS. EAST CAROLINA SUNDAY, JAN. 3, 12 P.M. ET, ESPN KEY MATCHUP If there's one area of strength Will Muschamp left behind for Jim McElwain (who will be watching, but not coaching this one), it's the defense. This year's group is no exception, and sets up for the best matchup of this game as corner Vernon Hargreaves III and the Gators' ninth-ranked D, which...
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Texas Bowl breakdown: Arkansas-Texas

Texas Bowl: Arkansas (6-6) vs. Texas (6-6) Houston, Texas, Dec. 29, 9 p.m. KEY MATCHUP The sheer size of the Arkansas Razorbacks' offensive line was a popular topic throughout the 2014 season, drawing rave reviews whether the 1,500-plus pounds of blocking mass was opening up holes for running backs Alex Collins and Jonathan Williams or throwing trick-play touchdowns. It was the unsurprising...
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Pinstripe Bowl breakdown: Penn State vs. Boston College

PINSTRIPE BOWL Teams: Penn State vs. Boston College Date: Dec. 27 Time: 4:30 p.m. EST Venue: Yankee Stadium KEY MATCHUP Penn State rushing defense vs. BC rushing attack Penn State (top-ranked rush defense -- 84.8 yards allowed per outing) was one of only seven vaunted programs to keep opponents under the triple-digit, typically easy-to-attain threshold of 100 rushing yards per...
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Retired NFL QBs who could help the playoff-bound Cards in a pinch

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What's coming to 'ACC Gridiron LIVE' this week

It's the final episode of the season for 'ACC Gridiron LIVE' presented by McAlister's Deli, airing Wednesday at 10 p.m. on FOX Sports South. Hosted by Emmy Award-winning James Bates, former NFLers Alge Crumpler and Coy Wire and coach Jim Grobe talk all things ACC football, while current Carolina Panthers tight end Greg Olsen appears as a contributor. Please check local listings for...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Predicting and seeding the 6-team field for the NFC playoffs

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What's coming to 'The NEW College Football Show' this week

The final episode this season of 'The New College Football Show,' with James Bates and Tommy Bowden, airs live on Tuesday, Dec. 9 at 11 p.m. ET on FOX Sports South, taking you inside championship weekend and looking ahead to the postseason. Hear from Alabama coach Nick Saban on his team winning the SEC and Crimson Tide players discuss making the inagural College Football Playoff...
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Predicting and seeding the 6-team field for the AFC playoffs

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Fantasy Fox: Bell, Manning, Hilton headline Week 14 Revelations

Here's a dose of mini-Revelations off the Sunday action from playoff Week 14 -- a classic day of exhilarating fantasy highs (hello, T.Y. Hilton, Calvin Johnson, A.J. Green) ... and soul-crushing lows (see: Rivers, Philip): 1. There's no point in over-celebrating Le'Veon Bell's insane outing against the Bengals -- 235 total yards (185 rushing) and three touchdowns -- for one simple...
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SEC Bowl Bits: Saban vs. Meyer, rekindled; thoughts on every matchup

The SEC has 12 teams in bowl games, the most of any Power 5 conference and it leads the nation with three in the New Year's Six -- but there's only one that truly matters. No. 1 Alabama carries with it the league's only hope of reclaiming the spot atop the college football universe it held for seven straight seasons. But as Nick Saban opined after winning the SEC championship Saturday...
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A 50-year look at Georgia Tech's best 'tent-pole-victory' seasons

There's a great scene in the iconic basketball movie, Hoosiers, where Gene Hackman (playing the role of coach Norman Dale) humbly discourages his underdog squad from pondering thoughts of an Indiana state title ... while tiny Hickory High was merely in the middle of an unprecedented run to a preps championship. Dalie's underlying message: Savor the journey ... more than fretting...
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The Quarters: ACC powers impress, Big Ten shows off depth

The third edition of The Quarters looks inside the ACC-Big Ten Challenge, the long-standing presence of the best defensive-minded programs, the early Naismith Watch and more around college basketball: 1 The No. 4 Duke Blue Devils started three freshmen in their first true road game of the season against the No. 2 team in the country and still strolled out of the Kohl Center with...
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Fantasy Fox: Top 30 tight ends for Week 14 (standard scoring)

Here are my top 30 tight ends for Week 14, citing standard-scoring leagues only. This countdown doesn't lean on a particular stat. It's merely an educated best guess of which tight ends will tally the best combination of total yards and touchdowns for the NFL's 14th weekend. Regardless of how these rankings shake out every week, it shouldn't supersede two important factors that go...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy Fox: Top 60 wideouts for Week 14 (standard scoring)

Here are my top 60 wide receivers for Week 14, citing standard-scoring leagues only. This countdown doesn't lean on a particular stat. It's merely an educated best guess of which pass- catchers will tally the best combination of total yards and touchdowns for the NFL's 14th weekend. Regardless of how these rankings shake out every week, it shouldn't supersede two important factors...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy Fox: Top 50 running backs for NFL Week 14

Here are my top 50 running backs for Week 14, citing standard-scoring leagues. This countdown doesn't lean on a particular stat. It's merely an educated best guess of which rushers will tally the best combination of total yards and touchdowns for the NFL's 14th weekend. Regardless of how these rankings shake out every week, it shouldn't supersede two important factors that go into...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy Fox: QB-starter rankings for NFL Week 14

Here are my Week 14 QB rankings for standard-scoring leagues that reward four points per touchdown pass: This countdown doesn't lean on a particular stat. It's merely an educated early guess of which signal- callers, 1 through 32, will have the best combination of total yards (passing/rushing) and total touchdowns for the NFL's 14th weekend. Regardless of how these rankings shake...
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Braves sign reliever Jim Johnson to one-year deal

The Atlanta Braves' first major offseason acquisition since the Jason Heyward-Shelby Miller trade, the signing of veteran relief pitcher Jim Johnson, did not move the meter or address any glaring needs in the organization. Still, with Jordan Walden now in St. Louis, it's clear the team wanted another right-handed arm that could potentially fill a setup spot alongside quality righty...
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A look at '7 Bold Predictions' for NFL Week 14

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What's coming to 'The NEW College Football Show' this week

The latest episode of 'The New College Football Show,' with James Bates and Tommy Bowden, airing live on Tuesday, Dec. 2 at 11 p.m. ET on FOX Sports South, takes you inside championship weekend's biggest matchups. Please check local listings for availability in your area, or visit http://www.foxsports.com/tv-listings. This week, Marcus Mariota is featured and Pac-12 players and coaches...
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Predicting and seeding the 6-team field for the NFC playoffs

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ACC makes history as Rick Pitino joins Division I's 700-win club

The Atlantic Coast Conference's coaching Big Four completed its ascension into history on Wednesday night. In an under-the-radar matchup with Cleveland State, Louisville Cardinals coach Rick Pitino earned the 700th victory of his college coaching career, making him the 20th coach to ever reach the 700-win plateau at the Division I level. Already the owner of two national championships...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy Fox: Top 50 running backs for NFL Week 13

Here are my top 50 running backs for Week 13, citing standard-scoring leagues. This countdown doesn't lean on a particular stat. It's merely an educated best guess of which rushers will tally the best combination of total yards and touchdowns for the NFL's 13th weekend. Regardless of how these rankings shake out every week, it shouldn't supersede two important factors that go into...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy Fox: QB-starter rankings for NFL Week 13

Here are my Week 13 QB rankings for standard-scoring leagues that reward four points per touchdown pass: This countdown doesn't lean on a particular stat. It's merely an educated early guess of which signal- callers, 1 through 32, will have the best combination of total yards (passing/rushing) and total touchdowns for the NFL's 13th weekend. Regardless of how these rankings shake...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss
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