Bettors flock to Oregon State after sportsbook’s initial line favors USC by nearly two touchdowns

Bettors flock to Oregon State after sportsbook's initial line favors USC by nearly two touchdowns

An outlier opening line on USC-Oregon State prompted a flood of bets on the underdog Beavers this week and left one sportsbook with more money at stake on the Pac-12 tilt than any of the week’s NFL games. Caesars Sportsbook on Sunday opened USC as a 13.5-point favorite over Oregon State. Minutes later, oddsmakers at … Read more

Mandel’s Final Thoughts: Leipold brings Kansas to life, how high is the Jayhawks’ ceiling?

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And now, 20 Final Thoughts from Week 3, which began Friday evening and, thanks to the weather in Iowa, threatened to bleed into the early NFL games on Sunday. 1. No doubt this column will be full of thoughts later this season about Georgia, Alabama, Ohio State and their blueblood friends. This week, however, I … Read more

The 2022 college football preseason All-America team

The 2022 college football preseason All-America team

Just a few more days before we have honest-to-goodness college football games and the 2022 season is here. ESPN’s preseason All-America team includes some familiar names and some new ones. Included are four players who made ESPN’s 2021 postseason All-America team — Alabama quarterback Bryce Young, Georgia tight end Brock Bowers, USC receiver Jordan Addison … Read more

Pac-12 commissioner on USC, UCLA: ‘I think they are already regretting’ exit

Pac-12 commissioner on USC, UCLA: 'I think they are already regretting' exit

LOS ANGELES β€” It’s been about a month since the news that USC and UCLA are bolting for the Big Ten, and the disappointment and anger toward the two LA schools from inside the Pac-12 haven’t eased up much β€” if at all. β€œIt’s clear that UCLA and USC made a decision for short-term financial … Read more

Commissioner George Kliavkoff — Pac-12 steady despite USC, UCLA departures

Commissioner George Kliavkoff -- Pac-12 steady despite USC, UCLA departures

LOS ANGELES — After weeks of speculation about the future of the Pac-12 in the wake of decisions from USC and UCLA to leave for the Big Ten, conference commissioner George Kliavkoff hit back at the assertion the league is on unstable ground. “We are bullish about the Pac-12’s future and our opportunities for long-term … Read more