• Pete Thamel

    Pete Thamel

    Pete is an award-winning writer covering college sports and the NFL for Yahoo Sports. He came to Yahoo in 2017 after five years as a senior writer at Sports Illustrated covering college football and basketball. He previously spent nine years as the national college sports reporter for the New York Times. Pete graduated from Syracuse University. Follow Pete on Twitter (@PeteThamel) and Instagram (peterthamel).
  • Pac-12's left-field commissioner hire is a dice roll for league's leaders
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    Pac-12's left-field commissioner hire is a dice roll for league's leaders

    After years of presidential apathy, the Pac-12 picked George Kliavkoff as its next commissioner. We'll see if it pays off or if the conference's leadership continues to be a Power Five punchline.

  • Mark Emmert the savior, leaving D-1 athletics debate, worst toilets in the power five
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    Mark Emmert the savior, leaving D-1 athletics debate, worst toilets in the power five

    Dan Wetzel, Pete Thamel and SI’s Pat Forde try to recap the New York Time’s latest piece on Mark Emmert and NIL laws without laughing…I guess better late than never, Mark. The guys also debate who made the smart move between Hartford leaving D-1 athletics and UC-Riverside staying. Will this be a new trend moving forward? Pete wraps the pod with quite the story from his recent travels around college football facilities…

  • Saban vs Fisher, Georgia NIL bill, Notre Dame billboards
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    Saban vs Fisher, Georgia NIL bill, Notre Dame billboards

    Dan Wetzel, Pete Thamel and SI's Pat Forde are a day late but still bring the heat with this jampacked podcast. The guys are contractually obligated to start with SEC coach fights when they occur, and this time we have a heavyweight bout on our hands. Will A&M ever overtake Bama for the top spot in the SEC West? We have another example of why the NCAA made a huge mistake leaving name, image and likeness legislation to the states. Georgia placed a clause in their bill this week stating schools can tax the players up to 75% to redistribute to other student-athletes. Notre Dame has started to place billboards featuring star players in their hometowns. Is this a start of a new trend across recruiting?

  • Sources: Buffalo finalizing deal to make Michigan's Maurice Linguist its next head coach
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    Sources: Buffalo finalizing deal to make Michigan's Maurice Linguist its next head coach

    Linguist was recently hired to be co-defensive coordinator at Michigan, but he'll now instead lead the Bulls. He is a former Buffalo assistant coach.

  • 2021 NFL Draft recap, more CFP expansion talk, P.J. Fleck interview
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    2021 NFL Draft recap, more CFP expansion talk, P.J. Fleck interview

    Alas, Soup and Sandwich did not win the Kentucky Derby, but we press on here at the Yahoo Sports College Podcast. Dan Wetzel, Pete Thamel and SI's Pat Forde recap the rest of the NFL Draft from this past weekend. Who will be a late-round sleeper that will star in the league? SI's Ross Dellenger wrote a great piece taking us inside the last 27 months of College Football Playoff expansion talks. When is the earliest we could see an expanded field? Minnesota head coach P.J. Fleck joins the show to talk about his new book with Jon Gordon, Tanner Morgan and the offense's development, the upcoming recruiting rush in June and the new one-time transfer rule's impact on the game.

  • NFL draft all-underrated team: Texans find Deshaun Watson's replacement in Davis Mills
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    NFL draft all-underrated team: Texans find Deshaun Watson's replacement in Davis Mills

    Yahoo Sports reached out to approximately 100 college coaches looking for players who stood out to them — and how surprised they were at how far some fell in the draft.

  • How to bet the Kentucky Derby
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    How to bet the Kentucky Derby

    Here’s a casual guide — from an admitted non-expert — on how to spread around $100 of bets to perhaps take home a bit of milk money.

  • Sources: Kansas hiring Buffalo's Lance Leipold to replace Les Miles
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    Sources: Kansas hiring Buffalo's Lance Leipold to replace Les Miles

    Leipold has gone 30-17 over the last four seasons at Buffalo.

  • 2021 NFL Draft First Round Recap
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    2021 NFL Draft First Round Recap

    Trevor Lawrence, Zach Wilson and… Trey Lance? The trio of Dan Wetzel, Pete Thamel and SI’s Pat Forde recorded the late-night instant draft recap you have been waiting for. The guys also break down Urban Meyer’s first draft haul…will he add Tim Tebow to the squad as well? And whatever you do, stick around for Pat’s hysterical rant on awful Kentucky Derby names from the past…we promise you won’t regret it.