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Michigan, Ohio State both risk a lot in The Game
2014-11-28

''She said we have to go run an errand or something. She looked like she was out of her mind,'' he said, grinning at the thought of his first Michigan-Ohio State game. ''We went to some outdoor area, like a mall. They were playing The Game' over the loudspeakers. And I'll never forget that as long as I live, listening to (former Buckeyes) Pete Johnson and Archie Griffin and the boys.''

From an early age, kids in Ohio and Michigan are tutored in what happens every year in late November in the cold of a massive stadium on either side of the state line. The tales of past games are legend: Bo Schembechler being carried off the field in '69, the Snow Bowl in '50, even Tyvis Powell's game-saving interception in a 42-41 Ohio State win a year ago.

The bitter rivals - if you doubt that, remember three players were tossed out last year for fighting - meet for the 111th time when the Wolverines (5-6, 3-4 Big Ten) try to salvage their season and coach Brady Hoke's job when they take on the Buckeyes (10-1, 7-0, No. 6 CFP).

No. 7 Ohio State is playing to remain in the national championship picture.

Hoke, like Meyer, also grew up in Ohio and was steeped in the traditions of the annual showdown.

''Winning that last game always means a lot,'' he said. ''I do not think there is ever a time where it has not meant something. You want to be able to go back and say, My senior year we beat Ohio.''
Here are some things to watch for at Ohio Stadium:

BARRETT MANIA: Back in August when QB Braxton Miller went down for the year with a shoulder injury, Buckeyes fans expected the worse. They've gotten the best.

J.T. Barrett, a freshman, has been a godsend, setting Ohio State records for TD passes (33) and total offense (3,507 yards).

But Barrett has never played in The Game, which makes some rookies' knees buckle.

''I know what rivalry games are like,'' he said. ''(But) you never know what to expect in a high-emotion game.''

DOMINANT DEFENSE: Lost in an otherwise mediocre season, Michigan's defense is ninth in the nation in total D and seventh in the country in fewest yards given up per rush.

The defenders are also on alert, knowing what's at stake.

''We try to do as much as possible to win the game,'' S Jarrod Wilson said. ''If they don't score, they don't win.''

FAVORITE'S ROLE: The Buckeyes are favored by 20 points but, then again, they were picked by oddsmakers to win by 14 1/2 a year ago. And we know how that turned out.

LOOKING AHEAD: Michigan loses and its season ends. Ohio State loses and it still will play for the Big Ten title a week later in Indianapolis against the Minnesota-Wisconsin winner.

Should the Wolverines win, they are at least eligible to go to a bowl although they might not accept a bid. Win, and the Buckeyes likely would remain a top contender for the initial CFP four-team tournament.

NOT A LOT OF UPSETS: This is the 111th meeting, but there haven't really been many major upsets. The last time a team with a losing record won was 1959 - when Michigan beat an Ohio State team that also had a sub-.500 record.
Not since 1951 has a team with more losses than wins beaten one with a winning record, when Bennie Oosterbaan's Wolverines stunned the Buckeyes 7-0 to finish 4-5. The Buckeyes went 4-3-2 under a driven first-year coach who was burned in effigy in Columbus. But that coach, Woody Hayes, would help turn just another big game into the grudge match it is today.

''I've grown up in Michigan. This game has been my favorite game to watch more so than any other sporting event,'' Wolverines DL Brennen Beyer said. ''So much history, so much tension.''




Central Florida postseason ban reversed
2013-04-22

The case centered on what Football Live Betting Lines Online Bingo Play Slots Online in US NFL Odds the committee noted was an ever-increasing problem in college athletics, namely the involvement of outside third parties with prospects and student-athletes. This impermissible activity also resulted in findings of unethical conduct for the former director of athletics and a former assistant football coach and a failure to monitor by the head mens basketball coach.

According to the findings, the impermissible recruiting activity undertaken by these third parties, who through their activity became athletics representatives of UCF, was both known by athletics department personnel, and, in some cases encouraged.

Penalties, as determined by the Committee on Infractions in this case, included five years of probation, a postseason ban in mens basketball and football, show-cause orders for athletics department personnel, scholarship reductions, recruiting restrictions, a vacation of mens basketball records and a $50,000 fine.

In its appeal of the football postseason ban, UCF cited that the Committee on Infractions does not adequately distinguish between what factored into the basis of the football postseason ban versus the basketball postseason, and therefore should be vacated. In its decision, the Infractions Appeals Committee stated that the rationale for the football postseason ban penalty is so intricately woven with factors only supportive of the basketball postseason ban that it is impossible to determine whether the additional factors formed a significant basis for the Committee on Infractions to impose the football postseason ban.

The record creates the appearance that the Committee on Infractions relied on material factors not present for a particular sport to assess the penalty. Therefore, the Infractions Appeals Committee determined the football postseason ban is excessive such that it constitutes an abuse of discretion and vacated the penalty.

In considering the universitys appeal, the Infractions Appeals Committee reviewed the notice of appeal; the transcript of the universitys Committee on Infractions hearing; and the submissions by both the university and the Committee on Infractions.


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2015-04-15

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CFB: Outback Bowl NORTHWESTERN vs. AUBURN (11:00 AM ET, ESPN)
2010-01-04

Northwestern hasn’t won a bowl game since 1948. And in order to break that trend, it will need to beat an SEC team in one of the high-profile New Year’s Day games, the Outback Bowl. The Wildcats are an 8-point dog, and nearly 2/3 of bettors at Sportsbook.com don’t even give them a chance to stay that close, instead backing Auburn as the chalk.

The Wildcats haven’t played on Jan. 1 since 1997. They are a 8-point underdog to an Auburn team, which won just two of its L7 games in 2009. That could prove to be an important line position, as the underdog has covered the number each of the L5 times the pointspread exceeded four points in this bowl series. Auburn was a low-scoring bowl team under former coach Tommy Tuberville, going under in its L7, with the games producing just 32.4 points per game. The Tigers were 5-2 SU and 4-3 ATS in that span. Northwestern won its L3 games both SU and ATS to finish at 8-4.

When Auburn faced defensive teams that ranked 30th or higher at the end of the regular season, it averaged 34.5 points per game. Northwestern finished 43rd in total defense this year. The Tigers’ scoring was held down by fast SEC defenses, something the Wildcat defenders will not be accused of. Northwestern averaged 25.2 points per game and it should have no problem surpassing that figure since Auburn surrendered almost 27 points per contest (26.9). The cast of players change, however, it is not an accident the average score of Northwestern’s last six bowl games is over 70 points, with the Wildcats conceding 43.8 points per game against unfamiliar opponents in which they have been an underdog, just like this New Year’s Day opener. Play the Over!

Top FoxSheets.com ATS Trend
NORTHWESTERN is 32-14 ATS (+16.6 Units) as an underdog of 3.5 to 10 points since 1992. The average score was NORTHWESTERN 23.4, OPPONENT 26.6 - (Rating = 1*)

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Play Under - All teams where the total is between 49.5 and 56 (AUBURN) - in a non-conference game between two teams from major division 1-A conferences, off a loss against a conference rival. (42-16 over the last 10 seasons.) (72.4%, +24.4 units. Rating = 2*)

OUTBACK BOWL Series Trend: The Big Ten-SEC Outback Bowl series has been a competitive one with the last eight games being split 4/4. The Big Ten leads the recent ATS ledger 5-2 however, including Iowa’s easy 31-10 win over South Carolina this past New Year’s Day. That game resulted in the third straight UNDER the total. The last time this game featured a team not Iowa, Wisconsin, or Tennessee was in ’03, and the last five times the line was set at 4-points or more, the underdog covered.