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  • Ezekiel Elliott, Ohio State lead final preseason odds

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 3 hrs ago

    With the season set to begin in a few short hours we've got the final list of preseason odds for the Heisman Trophy and College Football Playoff from Bovada.

    Ohio State running back Ezekiel Elliott is the favorite for the Heisman at 5-1. He was behind TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin in July, but is now just ahead of the QB, who stays at 6-1.

    OSU QB J.T. Barrett is in third after leaping from 25-1 in July. He's now at 8-1. Oddsmakers clearly think he'll be the starter. Or the betting trends do. Cardale Jones is listed at 16-1.

    When it comes to the College Football Playoff, the Buckeyes are still the top team with odds of 5-2. The theoretical final four based off the odds would be filled out with Alabama (7-1), TCU (7-1) and Baylor (12-1), who is tied with Notre Dame. Yeah, lots of people like to bet on Alabama and Notre Dame.

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  • Happy Hour: If you liked the past, this is your NASCAR weekend

    Nick Bromberg at From The Marbles 4 hrs ago

    Throughout the week you can send us your best questions, jokes, rants and just plain miscellaneous thoughts to happyhourmailbag@yahoo.com or @NickBromberg. We'll post them here and have a good time.

    Enjoy the off-week? It's now our busy season. 12 straight weeks of NASCAR coincide with 12 weeks of college football. Though we're not sure we can complain too much. We're looking forward to traveling to some Chase races as the season winds down and combining those trips with some college football games too.

    In case you've been living under a rock and haven't seen all the teasing over the past two weeks, be prepared to find your driver in different livery this weekend. Many teams are running throwback schemes and NBC is even going to have some throwback features during its broadcasts this weekend. Hopefully that doesn't mean they're going to broadcast the races in standard-definition (they aren't).

    @NickBromberg what are we going to do if the race is bad even with the low downforce package and its new matching tires

    Oh without a doubt.

    We're dreaming big. But it'd be fun.

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  • Spread Options: Dr. Saturday's Week 1 picks against the spread

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 8 hrs ago

    2014 was bad. Bad. Bad. Bad.

    2015 is a new year, so we're going to make money this year. Promise. If you fade our picks this week, we understand. But don't be doing it when week 6 rolls around. Let's get to it.

    Western Kentucky (-2) at Vanderbilt, 8 p.m. ET THURSDAY: Is Derek Mason's lost list the key to a winning season for Vanderbilt? Western Kentucky has one of the best offenses in the country and while Vanderbilt's defense should be decent in 2015, we don't think the Commodores have the firepower to hang with the Hilltoppers. Vanderbilt lost at home to open the season against Temple in 2014 and will do so again in 2015.

    Ohio (-7) at Idaho, 9 p.m. ET THURSDAY: Yeah, we're going way off the board here. Finding a team that's only a touchdown favorite against a team that's won two games in two years seems like finding buried treasure. The Bobcats are one of the best teams in the MAC East and have a solid defense. We like this to be a comfortable win.

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    LOCKS OF THE WEEK

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  • The Dr. Saturday Podcast: Game week has arrived

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 9 hrs ago

    Welcome back to the Dr. Saturday Podcast!

    Once again, Graham Watson and Nick Bromberg are talking weekly about whatever's happening in college football. Join us for our second edition of the 2015 season, where we discuss:

    • Make picks for every conference in 2015 • Talk beer and tattoos and choking • Buy or sell Ohio State, Illinois and Jacob Coker • Make some bold predictions.

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    We're on iTunes. Check us out here and subscribe or simply listen in the player below or click here.

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  • Cardale Jones released from hospital after headache

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 9 hrs ago

    Ohio State quarterback Cardale Jones was taken to the hospital Wednesday night because of a headache.

    The headache did not seem to ultimately be that serious based off what his mother told the Toledo Blade. Jones' uncle had posted a status to Facebook asking for prayersand the hospital trip had been confirmed by his high school coach Ted Ginn Sr. to multiple outlets.

    Cardale Jones' mother tells me it is "just a headache." Still in ER getting checked out. Should be fine.

    Cardale Jones' mother, Florence: "He's good."

    Ohio State said Thursday morning that Jones had been released from the hospital and was "doing fine."

    Cardale Jones was examined last night at the OSU Wexner Medical Center. He was released from the center following the examination and he is doing fine today.

    Jones started Ohio State's final three games of the 2014 regular season after J.T. Barrett was injured and out for the season. The two are competing for the right to be Ohio State's starting quarterback against Virginia Tech on Monday night after quarterback Braxton Miller transitioned to H-Back.

  • Washington and Alaska Airlines reach stadium naming agreement

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 11 hrs ago

    Alaska Airlines will have its name involved with Husky Stadium.

    The airline and Washington have reached a 10-year naming rights agreement that is worth $41 million. According to the Seattle Times,it's the largest naming rights agreement in college athletics. The facility will now be known as Alaska Airlines Field at Husky Stadium.

    “This agreement formally brings together two iconic local organizations for the next decade,” Alaska Airlines CEO Brad Tilden said in a statement. “Alaska is proud to be the official airline of the University of Washington, a pillar in the Seattle community with a rich tradition of academics and athletics.”

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    Yes, Alaska Airlines is not based in Alaska. The company is based in Seattle and also has the naming rights to Washington's basketball arena.

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  • Georgia WR Justin Scott-Wesley doubtful to play in 2015

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 1 day ago

    It looks like Georgia wide receiver Justin Scott-Wesley could miss the entire season because of a knee injury.

    Scott-Wesley suffered the knee injury in practice on August 17. Georgia coach Mark Richt said Wednesday that Scott-Wesley is doubtful to play in 2015.

    Richt just said it's doubtful Justin Scott-Wesley will play this year, but did not rule it out. He will help coach in the meantime

    It's Scott-Wesley's third knee injury of his career. Here's the video of what happened two weeks ago via the Athens Banner-Herald:

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    He had surgery for a meniscus injury in July and didn't play much in 2014 (3 catches for 52 yards). The senior has 25 career catches and four touchdowns. Richt hasn't said what specifically happened to Scott-Wesley's knee, though did say after the injury that he was concerned that the receiver wouldn't be able to play for a while.

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  • Random Recap: The 1951 Southern 500

    Nick Bromberg at From The Marbles 1 day ago

    Welcome to Random Recaps, a weekly feature at From The Marbles. In this space, we'll recap a random race from the past at the track the where Sprint Cup Series is racing next.This week's race is the 1951 Southern 500. As always, Random Recap is truly random thanks to Random.org. And stunningly, this race is not on YouTube.

    Herb Thomas won the Southern 500 at Darlington by leading the first five laps and the final 306.

    Thomas, who started from the pole, relinquished the lead to Jesse James Taylor on lap 6. He got it back for the second – and final – time on lap 95 when he took the lead from Curtis Turner, who had led the previous 43 laps.

    Taylor ended up being the only car within a lap of Thomas. He finished one lap down. Buddy Shuman, who finished third, was eight laps down. Turner was forced to retire because of engine failure.

    Johnny Mantz, the man who won the inaugural Southern 500, finished 76th, a spot behind Joe Eubanks.

    Epilogue: 82 cars! 82!

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  • Report: Kyle Flood was told not to contact faculty member

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 1 day ago

    Kyle Flood was reportedly told not to contact a faculty member regarding a football player.

    According to NJ,com, two university officials said Flood was told by academic support staff that he should not directly email a lecturer. Floodis being investigated by the university for emailing a member of Rutgers' faculty regarding cornerback Nadir Barnwell, who was reportedly on the edge of being academically ineligible for the 2015 season.

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    From NJ.com:

    The two officials, who requested anonymity because the investigation into whether Flood violated university policy is ongoing, said the inquiry isn't simply about an email sent from Flood's private account.

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  • Tyreek Hill to play for West Alabama

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 1 day ago

    Not long after he was given three years probation in a domestic abuse case, former Oklahoma State RB Tyreek Hill has a new team.

    Hill, now listed as Ty Hill, is on the roster at West Alabama.

    "We hold a high standard for both our football program and our university," West Alabama coach Brent Gilliland said in a statement. "We believe Ty will be successful with the detailed support structure we have at West Alabama."

    The team said it expects to have Hill in uniform on Saturday when it plays Stillman College. West Alabama is a Division II school.

    Hill was given probation less than two weeks ago regarding an incident with his pregnant girlfriend in December. He was accused of punching and choking her and was charged with a felony count of domestic abuse by strangulation. He was kicked off of Oklahoma State's team after he was arrested. He got probation as part of a plea deal for pleading guilty.

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