COLLEGE FOOTBALL PREVIEW
This is an article from the Aug. 20, 2012 issue
BIG TEN CONFERENCE REPORT
BIG 12 CONFERENCE REPORT
PAC-12 CONFERENCE REPORT
SEC CONFERENCE REPORT
PRESEASON BOWL PROJECTIONS
PRESEASON HEISMAN WATCH
CRYSTAL BALL PROJECTIONS
Are you ready for some (college) football? A Saturday-afternoon party? SI.com previews each of the major conferences, with senior writers Andy Staples and Stewart Mandel providing video commentary of your favorite players and teams. Plus ...
Campus Union: Holly Anderson blogs her countdown to the kickoff of the new season and lets you in on the favor last year's Arizona coaching staff did newcomer Rich Rodriguez by redshirting quarterback Matt Scott.
The Mandel Initiative: Stewart Mandel and Mallory Rubin host a weekly podcast that offers their take on the latest buzz, issues and trends in the sport. Surprise teams? Stew's got it. Likely flops? Mallory knows. Breakout players? Stew ... you get the idea.
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Can't believe how many people are asking, "Who takes a shot on Chad next?" I mean, who exactly other than Miami had been lining up?
Is USC athletics counting "PROFESSIONAL SINCE HIGH SCHOOL" Allyson Felix in their medal count? Hmm ... college counting paid athletes....
MICHAEL ROSENBERG ON ...
Gambling and Sports
The NCAA and America's four major sports leagues are suing the state of New Jersey to block legalized sports wagering in that state. They're all asserting that the state's decision to allow sports betting violates federal law. When it comes to gambling, our sports leagues act like you can stop the rain by closing your eyes and thinking really hard about sunshine....
Read more of Rosenberg's take on why the leagues should simply butt out atSI.com