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Wisconsin Badgers: Barry Alvarez to coach team in 2013?

Sunday, December 16th, 2012

When Brett Bielema left Wisconsin for Arkansas, athletic director Barry Alvarez stepped in to coach the team in its Rose Bowl appearance this January. The 65 year old Alvarez was the head coach of the Badgers from 1990 to 2005 before retiring and naming Bielema his successor. Alvarez's return as ...

Boxing: Manny Pacquiao’s Mom has a theory

Wednesday, December 12th, 2012

Following Juan Manuel Marquez's shocking knockout of Manny Pacquiao Saturday, the boxing world has tried to figure out how the 39-year-old Marquez suddenly found more punching power than he had in his first three encounters with Pacquiao. The conventional wisdom/conspiracy theory of choice is that Marquez has been doping. To wit: he ...

San Diego State Aztecs drop in AP Poll because of voting error

Tuesday, December 11th, 2012

In this week's AP college basketball poll, the San Diego State Aztecs (7-1) dropped one spot from 17th to 18th despite going 2-0 during the week. You might be thinking at this point that it's because they played weak competition, and that's true. The Aztecs' two wins came over Texas ...

Auburn Tigers: Gus Malzahn hired as head football coach

Tuesday, December 4th, 2012

The Auburn Tiger football program has basically told the Gene Chizik era to f--k itself as the Tigers are going to announce Arkansas State head coach Gus Malzahn as their new head coach. Malzahn was offensive coordinator under Chizik for three years, including the 2010 national championship season. Malzahn recruited quarterback ...

Louisiana Tech: 9-3 Bulldogs somehow not bowling

Sunday, December 2nd, 2012

The 9-3 Louisiana Tech Bulldogs will not be going to a bowl this year. Not because they're like Ohio State, a school serving a bowl ban for various and sundry rules violations. And they're obviously bowl eligible, so what gives? According to the Associated Press, Louisiana Tech had a bowl offer ...

LSU Tigers: Les Miles offered Arkansas job

Tuesday, November 27th, 2012

That sound you're hearing is Les Miles stroking out from laughing at Arkansas offering him the head football coach position. According to reports, the Razorbacks are offering Miles, currently running something of a juggernaut at LSU, five years for $27.5 million, so at least they're serious in their quixotic efforts ...

Illinois Football: Should Tim Beckman be replaced by Bobby Petrino?

Monday, November 12th, 2012

Sometimes you wish teams would listen to sportswriters. Not so much because sportswriters are always right or even often right. Rather, because you want to see some one try out whatever crackpot idea a sportswriter threw out there in a column trying to be provocative. Case in point: this piece ...