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THE COLLEGE FOOTBALL WEEKEND REPORT:
WE PREVIEW THE CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES… PLUS OUR NFL WEEK 14 NEWS & NOTES
By Jim Hurley
Just consider the possibilities (we didn’t say probabilities!) when it comes to Saturday’s wall-to-wall Football action of College Football Conference Championship Games:
Will #2 Ohio State lose to Michigan State in the Big 10 Championship Game and thus open the door for the Auburn-Missouri winner to stake a claim in this year’s BCS Championship Game?
Or what happens should – let’s say – Auburn or Mizzou win in a blowout in the SEC Championship ...Read More...
3 FREE ISSUES of the
San Diego State holds off San Diego|
San Diego, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Xavier Thames tallied a team-high 17 points, including four clutch free throws in the final minute that helped No. 24 San Diego State hold off San Diego, 65-64, on Thursday at Jenny Craig Pavilion.
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SHOCKING MATCHUP IN SEC CHAMPIONSHIP WILL CHALLENGE FOOTBALL HANDICAPPERS
It was supposed to be Alabama vs. Georgia in a rematch from last season. Or, maybe Alabama/South Carolina if Georgia stubbed its toe. Maybe Alabama/Florida if the Gators caught a few breaks. If Alabama got stunned somewhere along the way…then it would be LSU or Texas A&M representing the West. But…before the 2013 college football season started…no one…literally NO ONE in the world thought we’d be watching Missouri play Auburn for the SEC Championship in Atlanta.
Missouri was supposed to be down near the bottom of the SEC East, still outclassed in their transition from the finesse style of football in the Big 12 to the SEC’s smashmouth varsity. Auburn had a chance to matter NEXT year…after new head coach Gus Malzahn had some time to truly impact the fading program.
The players and the coaches truly rose to the occasion…and in the case of the SEC East…many contenders completely fell apart under pressure while dealing with injuries…so we have a challenge for handicappers that nobody imagined was possible as recently as early October.
Both teams were tested by difficult schedules, earning their ...Read More...
HORSES TO WATCH
Week Ending Sunday, November 24
The horses listed below ran well enough in their most recent races to indicate that they are sitting on solid future performances. Bet them under the terms listed at least twice or until they win and then drop.
NOTE: Keep in mind that racing at Churchill ends in two weeks and many of the horses will switch to the Polytrack (synthetic) surface at Turfway Park. The Fair Grounds meet is now open (first three days included in this document) and some of the Kentucky barns will ship some of their horses there. In New York the Aqueduct main track meet will run until early December, after which they move to the all-weather Inner Dirt Track. These HTW documents will take these moves into consideration. Also of importance is that Gulfstream Park will move to their full week schedule commencing November 30 so keep in mind that a number of high profile barns move horses from New York and Kentucky to Florida over the winter so until HTW starts following Gulfstream check the entries to see if any of the Aqueduct or Churchill runners show up there in ...Read More...