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Arizona Football: UTSA preview

The Arizona Wildcats kick off the 2015-16 season at home against the UTSA Roadrunners on Thursday, September 3. The Arizona football program will be looking to start their season on a good note against a widely inexperienced UTSA team compared to the group they played a year ago in San Antonio. Anu Solomon and the Arizona Wildcats look to start the season off in dominating fashion...
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ACC Basketball: Challenges for the elite

To be sure, some teams have it better than others when it comes to scheduling, but not everyone escapes the difficulty of the ACC (or unlucky out of conference foes) altogether. There are some pretty intense matchups in store almost right off the bat. Here are the toughest matchups that the top tier of the ACC will have to face during the regular season: Duke Duke’s highest touted...
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How the September Call-ups will help the Tampa Bay Rays

Matt Moore Every September, the Major League rosters expand from 25 to 40 players. Teams are allowed to call up as many players from the 40-man roster as they want to. The Tampa Bay Rays have only used six spots of the September call-ups, although they can call up more later in the month. While these call-ups probably will not make a major impact, they can provide the extra push...
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Predicting Big Ten Games: Week 1

The MSU writers for isportsweb.com will have a season long competition to see who can predict each weekof Big Ten games the best. Check out the predictions for Week 1 below. Updates to the results and records will be updated at the conclusion of the final game. Writers include: K’ylon Haugabook, Ryan McCumber, Max Lapthorne, Matt Hoeppner, David Harns, Trevor Upchurch, Ryan B....
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Will Andy Murray ever reach elite status?

Andy Murray Despite being ranked among the best players in the world, Andy Murray seems unable to cement his place as a consistent, notable grand slam champion. Few doubt his talent and drive, as reaching at least the semifinals at the 2015 Wimbledon, French Open, and Australian Open is a near impossible feat for the majority of professional players. With a very impressive ten Masters...
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The Last Word Podcast: Michigan-Utah Preview

Today on The Last Word Podcast, Tyler Hayward and Ryan McCumber preview U of M’s opener against the Utah Utes. To listen to the entire podcast, click here. This article The Last Word Podcast: Michigan-Utah Preview appeared first on isportsweb by Tyler Hayward
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Oregon football depth chart preview: Defense

Oregon football has released their two-deep depth chart for their week 1 game against Eastern Washington. Yesterday we discussed the position groups on offense. Today we will preview the position groups on defense. Defensive Line DeForest Buckner will be the leader on the defensive line. The most experienced unit on defense will be headlined by second-team All-Pac 12 performer...
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Isportsweb.com inaugural preseason college football poll

Urban Meyer leads the unanimous number one team Ohio State. Isportsweb.com Preseason Poll Ohio State (8) Texas Christian Michigan State Alabama Baylor Oregon Auburn Georgia Florida State University of Southern California University California, Los Angeles Louisiana State University Clemson Notre Dame Arizona State Mississippi Georgia Tech Stanford Wisconsin Arizona Mississippi...
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Pittsburgh Steelers position review: Wide receiver/tight end

The Pittsburgh Steelers had the second best passing attack in 2014. They averaged 301.6 yards per game through the air. Along with one of the best quarterbacks in the league, the Steelers have a solid receiving core. If all of the receivers can stay healthy this season, Pittsburgh’s passing offense should rank toward the top of the NFL again in 2015. Here is an in-depth look at...
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Staff Predictions: Michigan Football at Utah

On Thursday, Sept. 3 Michigan Football will begin the Jim Harbaugh era when the Wolverines clash with the Utah Utes at Rice-Eccles Stadium. Kickoff is scheduled for 8:35 PM (EST) and the game will be televised on FOX Sports 1. Click here for a complete preview of Michigan at Utah. Read on for the staff predictions. Rob White You can follow Rob on Twitter @isportsRob No one really...
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Detroit Lions: Game-by-game predictions for 2015

The time is now for the Detroit Lions. No longer is the team drafting for the future, dreaming of  .500 records while hoping to avoid being the laughing stock of the league. After a playoff berth in the team’s first season under head coach Jim Caldwell, a little more is expected this year. A team that lost stars like Ndamukong Suh and Nick Fairley from last year’s team is certain...
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Minnesota Twins: C.B Bucknor proves electronic strike zones need to be used

Last night, the Minnesota Twins beat the Chicago White Sox 8-6 in dramatic fashion. They jumped on Chris Sale early, as they have multiple times this year, and held a 4-0 lead after the second inning. The Twins’ starter, rookie Tyler Duffey, was dominating through four and two thirds innings, then he lost some control. Five straight batters reached base, all with two outs, and...
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TUF 22 full cast announced

The Ultimate Fighter season 22 is certainly going to be the most watched season so far in the history of the show. After struggling to keep viewers during season 21, producers knew they needed a big hit. Not only did they seek out the the most intense, top-notch fighters in the world, but they got two of the most popular fighters currently signed with the UFC to become coaches for...
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Georgia Football season preview: Secondary

This is part seven of our Georgia Football 2015 season preview series. This edition will take a look at the secondary, a young unit led by junior safety Quincy Mauger. Parts one through four focused on the offensive positional groups and parts five and six took a look at the defensive line and linebackers. sanford stadium What we know Entering the 2014 season for the Georgia...
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Michigan State Football: WMU offense will provide early test for Spartan defense

Michigan State opens up their season Friday night against Western Michigan in Kalamazoo. Besides the interesting day, time and location for the first game of the season, most people will look at that matchup and see an easy win for Michigan State against a directional MAC school. While the Spartans are still considered a favorite by more than two touchdowns, this game likely won’t...
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Michigan State Football: Matchups to watch against Western Michigan

The season is finally almost here. The Spartans open the season on the road against the Western Michigan Broncos Friday night. Here are some of the interesting matchups to watch for: Western Michigan’s wide receiver’s vs. Michigan State’s cornerbacks: The Broncos have one of the top wide receiver duos in the country with Corey Davis and Daniel Braverman. Braverman had 997...
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Michigan State Football’s Taybor Pepper: the story of a long snapper

The genesis of this story started almost exactly one year ago today — September 5, 2014 — when my dad and I walked in to Papa’s Soul Food Kitchen and BBQ in the historic Whiteaker neighborhood in Eugene, Oregon. It was a place where the locals ate. A place where, after listening to the live band out back, you head back across the creaking deck boards to the inside where the...
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Philadelphia Eagles: what to look for Thursday

On Thursday September 3rd, 2015 the Philadelphia Eagles will play their final preseason game at MetLife Stadium against the New York Jets. The Eagles recently made their first roster cuts as they prepare for their regular season opener on September 14th, a Monday night football match-up in Atlanta against the Falcons. But when we look into who will no longer be with the team, fans...
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Michigan State Football: Spartans shouldn’t overlook WMU

This Friday evening people from Kalamazoo to East Lansing will be tuned in to see the Michigan State football team square off against the Western Michigan Broncos in part of the “Celebrate the State” football series. While it’s yet another genius idea from Mark Hollis that will help keep revenue inside the state and promote the non-Power Five teams that reside in Michigan,...
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UFC 191: Analysis and Predictions

UFC 191 – Johnson vs. Dodson II takes place in the MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada.  This fight features the only champion the 125lb weight class as ever known, Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson.  His opponent is knockout artist John “The Magician” Dodson.  “Mighty Mouse” is criminally overlooked because of his size (125lbs).  For instance, he couldn...
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St Louis Rams are making progress despite constant blunders

In this past weeks game against the Indianapolis Colts there were many positive takeaways that Rams fans can be excited about. Although, the Rams fell to the Colts 24-14 there were many commendable plays made by the team on both sides of the ball. Unfortunately, in typical Rams fashion there were also many miscues on both sides of the ball. One of the things that has plagued this...
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New York Mets: Numbers Never Lie

After beating the Philadelphia Phillies ten straight times, the New York Mets finally came back to earth in a 14-8 brutal loss. The offense was clearly there, with Yoenis Cespedes hitting two absolute monsters of home runs, but it was the pitching that kept the victory out of reach. Jon Niese struggled with six earned runs in only five innings pitched, but that wasn’t even the truly frustrati...
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Minnesota Vikings: A Strong Receiving Group

With the Minnesota Vikings only a few weeks away from the beginning of an intriguing season, one of the strongest positions is the wide receiver group. Over the past couple of years, this position was looked at by some as one of the worst on the team. With the likes of Devin Aromashodu, Mike Jenkins, Stephen Burton and even Hank Baskett occupying these spots, the explosiveness and...
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Texas Basketball: they’ll be better because they shouldn’t be

Texas’ high demand for success right here in the now couldn’t be a higher priority across the fan base. And though the firing of Rick Barnes and hiring of Shaka Smart was a move for the now, the success is a process thing. If you’re expecting Texas basketball to be ranked 20th or lower all year and add a deep tournament run, you have very high expectations. Maybe unrealistic...
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Buffalo Bills select Tyrod Taylor as starting QB

Buffalo Bills Head Coach Rex Ryan announced that Tyrod Taylor will be the team’s new starting QB. He had beaten out both Ej Manuel and Matt Cassel for the lead role under center. This selection was not particularly an exciting one and Ryan is once again taking a considerable risk. But with the excellent showings Taylor has had in training camp and in the preseason, his productivity...
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