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Staff Predictions: Michigan Football vs Indiana

Michigan Football will host Indiana on Saturday afternoon at the Big House. Kick off is scheduled for 3:30 and the game will be televised on the Big Ten Network. Here are the staff picks for the game. Rob White So far this season, Rob is 4-4 picking the results of Michigan games The Wolverines limp into this contest with a 3-5 record and are just 1-3 in the Big Ten. Indiana (3-4...
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Analysis of the Carolina Panthers loss to the Saints on Thursday night

The Carolina Panthers are pushed to 3-5-1 on the season after losing to their division rival Saints by a final score of 28-10 on Thursday night. A lot went wrong in the tough loss, and if the Panthers are going to come back from this the team is going to have to get the offense back on the right track. Let’s go over what this team needs to do. Let’s start with the first half...
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San Francisco 49ers: First half overview and mid-season awards

 The San Francisco 49ers entered their bye last week with a 4-3 record and are currently tied for second place in the division  and trial the Arizona Cardinals who are tied for the best record in the NFL with a record of 6-1.  Overall, the 49ers have played well considering some of the injuries they have dealt with, especially on defense.  All-pro linebackers NaVorro Bowman and...
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Video: Aubrey Dawkins named Michigan's best dunker

Michigan Basketball held their annual Media Day on Thursday afternoon. One of the topics we polled the players on was, with Glenn Robinson III gone who is the best dunker on the team? Freshman Aubrey Dawkins was the unanimous selection. Assistant coach Bacari Alexander went so far as to say that Dawkins may be more ascetically pleasing when he is in the air than Robinson was. ...
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Mississippi State football: 3 keys to beating Arkansas

The inaugural college football playoff rankings were released this week, and the Mississippi State Bulldogs will forever have the distinction of being number 1 on that list. But, being number 1 comes with a special Mississippi-sized target on the back. It’s a target that Mississippi State has never had to deal with before. The Bulldogs played their first game as a number 1 school...
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The 2014 American tennis season draws to a close

John Isner was defeated in the second round of the BNP Paribas Masters by Gael Monfils. All three American men entered in the BNP Paribas Masters tournament fell in the second round on Wednesday. Jack Sock, Sam Querrey and John Isner were all sent packing after being dealt tough losses. This marks another mediocre American men’s tennis season. No American man qualified for the...
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New York Mets free agent projections: the bullpen

With the conclusion of the World Series yesterday, the MLB offseason has officially begun. As free agency begins, the New York Mets are in a somewhat odd situation in that they only have one pending free agent (not counting the retiring Bobby Abreu). That unique player is Daisuke Matsuzaka. Matsuzaka’s pending free agency leads me to begin my offseason analysis with the Mets...
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Game of the Week Sponsored by Chevy Silverado: Broncos vs Patriots

Act 16: The Battle for QB Supremacy. Nobody thought about the other guy when Peyton Manning’s 6-foot-5, 230-pound frame trotted onto the grass at Foxboro Stadium Sept. 30, 2001. Manning was a No. 1 overall pick, just 25, the new face of Indianapolis and soon the NFL. Archie’s son was football royalty, an NFL aristocrat. Warming up on the opposite side of the 50 was a sixth-round...
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Detroit Lions: What to expect from the Lions this bye week

The Detroit Lions have finally proved their worth to the league and rehabilitated their sinking reputation from the last fifteen years. At least up until this point that seems to be the case, with come from behind victories and a consistent Matthew Stafford despite an injured offense. With a record at 6-2, the Detroit Lions bye week is going to be critical. This is the point in the...
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Fantasy football: Evaluating the Tampa Bay Buccaneers backfield

Despite their 1-6 record and near-bottom ranking of NFL rushing offenses, the Tampa Bay backfield is, surprisingly, still a place of intrigue for many fantasy football owners. Much of this stems from their frustration with the highly-ranked preseason running back, Doug Martin. With only one double-digit scoring performance this season, Martin has struggled to produce any...
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Iowa football: What Iowa needs to do to beat Northwestern

Iowa needs to beat Northwestern to become bowl eligible this Saturday. The 5-2 Iowa Hawkeyes will take on the 3-4 Northwestern Wildcats at 11 a.m. at Kinnick Stadium this Saturday. The game will be televised on the Big Ten Network. It will most likely be a slugfest as both teams have struggling offenses and good defenses. Here what the Hawkeyes need to do to win the game: Offense...
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Kansas City Royals: Fall just short

Alex Gordon and the Kansas City Royals come up short in Game 7 (TheKansasCityStar). The Kansas City Royals lost a heartbreaker in Game 7 against the World Series to the San Francisco Giants by a score of 3-2 with the tying run 90 feet away on third base. The Giants’ victory over the Royals marked the first time since 1979 that the visiting team won a World Series Game 7, the last...
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Green Bay Packers: 3 takeaways from the season’s first half

Julius Peppers The Green Bay Packers’ bye week could not have come at a better time.  Quarterback Aaron Rodgers is nursing a hamstring injury he suffered last week against the New Orleans Saints.  In that game against the Saints, the Packers were tied at halftime, but fell apart after Rodgers’ injury and lost 44-23.  After a tough game like that, a week off gives a team time...
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New York Rangers: November preview

The New York Rangers started their season with a streaky October, finishing the month at 5-4, and finding themselves just outside of a playoff spot. After defeating the St. Louis Blues in the first game of the season, the Rangers lost three in a row before winning their next three. They split their next two games, and finished the month in dramatic fashion with a five goal third...
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Ohio State football vs Illinois fighting illini: Game preview and prediction

After squeaking by Penn State in a hard-earned victory on the road last Saturday, the Ohio State football squad will lace up once again, this time at home against Illinois. The Buckeye’s ego took a hit this week with the unveiling of the first College Football Playoff rankings. The Buckeyes were ranked 16th in the nation, three down from their AP ranking of 13. The terrible loss...
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Cleveland Cavaliers: season opener will be epic

If you are going to be in attendance at the season opener when the Cleveland Cavaliers face the New York Knicks, then you are in for a real treat. Thursday’s night season opener will be the hottest ticket for the Cavaliers in years. So many events will be taking place inside and outside of the Quicken Loans Arena. Different celebrities will be in attendance as well as hit makers...
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Michigan State Basketball: Top five players of Tom Izzo era

Tom Izzo is entering his 20th season as head coach at Michigan State. This will move him past the mark of his mentor, Jud Heathcote, who manned the sideline for 19 years in East Lansing. Izzo is already MSU’s all-time leader in coaching wins (439) and has taken the program to new heights during his tenure. Under Izzo the Spartans have been to 17 straight NCAA tournaments, making...
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New York Knicks: defensive preview

Last season, the New York Knicks defense was lackluster at best. Ranked against every single defense in the league, they finished 24th. Only nine teams gave up a higher scoring percentage than the Knicks and they also ended the season with a dismal record of 37-45, bad for even an Eastern Conference team. One of the reasons the Knicks struggled so badly on that side of the ball was...
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Milwaukee Bucks: Parker debuts in tough loss

Jabari Parker had his NBA debut Wednesday night when the Milwaukee Bucks lost to the Charlotte Hornets by a score of 108-106. Despite playing nearly 37 minutes for the Bucks, Parker only managed to score eight points and grab four rebounds. While Parker is the face of the franchise now, nerves could have gotten to him in his first NBA game. The Bucks have a lot of talent on the team...
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Indianapolis Colts: three keys to beat the Giants in week nine

The New York Giants (3-4) will host the Indianapolis Colts (5-3) at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey at 8:30 EST on Monday Night Football and coverage can be seen on ESPN. The Colts are coming of an embarrassing loss defensively to the Pittsburgh Steelers as they lost 51-34 last week, ending their five-game winning streak. While the Colts did manage trim the lead to...
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NFL week 9 predictions

Thursday, October 30th New Orleans Saints (3-4) @ Carolina Panthers (3-4-1) 8:25 PM, NFLN, Charlotte, NC The Saints produced this past Sunday a win that was expected of this team before the season. However, this is a week-to-week league. The Panthers did not have to travel on the short week, and until the Saints can prove that they can win away form home, I’ll take the Panthers...
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New England Patriots: 4 matchups to watch for against the Broncos

The New England Patriots (6-2) have their hands full this Sunday, as the Denver Broncos (6-1) visit Gillette for a 4:25 p.m. showdown that will be aired on CBS. This game will mark the 15th matchup between two of the NFL’s greatest quarterbacks. Three-time super bowl winner Tom Brady takes on the NFL’s leader in Touchdown passes Peyton Manning. Not only is this a big matchup...
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Michigan Football vs. Indiana: Homecoming weekend

It’s Homecoming weekend in Ann Arbor, and that means a flood of a alumni will be in town to celebrate their glorious college years with family and friends. Homecoming weekend is filled with school spirit and tradition as the whole town of Ann Arbor gathers together to tailgate, catch up with old friends and go to a football game on a crisp fall afternoon. This year Michigan football...
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Michigan Basketball: Top five non-conference matchups

For many fans, college basketball is all about the NCAA tournament, better known as March Madness. However, a whole season dictates which teams will make it to the dance. While conference games are clearly important, matchups with teams outside of a school’s conference can determine whether a team makes the tournament. This season, Michigan Basketball has scheduled some great games...
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Top 5 Michigan State football players in the Mark Dantonio era

Since the hiring of Mark Dantonio in 2007, the quality of Michigan State football has increased exponentially and the program has seen a large amount of success. Mark Dantonio Dantonio has done a great job of finding and developing players into college superstars, and Michigan State has featured numerous all-conference and All-American selections during the Dantonio-era. This list...
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