• 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).
  • Les Miles' days as a college football coach are numbered
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    Les Miles' days as a college football coach are numbered

    Les Miles' alleged actions from his time at LSU have caught up to him, and there’s no path to escape the comeuppance that’s coming.

  • Overtime Elite League vs College Basketball, coaching carousel, attack of the Louisiana swamp rats
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    Overtime Elite League vs College Basketball, coaching carousel, attack of the Louisiana swamp rats

    The New York Times featured the Overtime Elite League this week. The new professional league is set to pay high school athletes $100,000 along with a few other flashy perks. Will Overtime Elite be a true threat to college basketball? Pete Thamel wrote a piece on Yahoo this week that breaks down the college basketball coaching carousel. What will happen at Arizona and Georgetown? Finally, a perfect Yahoo Sports College podcast story was presented to us from the state of Louisiana as invasive giant rodents have taken over the swamps…

  • Miller Time: What’s next at Indiana, Arizona and other hoops hot seats
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    Miller Time: What’s next at Indiana, Arizona and other hoops hot seats

    A look at the questions that will define the college basketball coaching carousel over the next few weeks.

  • Pete Thamel gets married, Eyes of Texas mess, Mississippi Kangaroo returns
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    Pete Thamel gets married, Eyes of Texas mess, Mississippi Kangaroo returns

    We are gathered here today to celebrate... Pete Thamel’s surprise wedding! The guys pop the champagne and celebrate this past weekend’s momentous occasion. The Texas Insider broke a story this week diving into wild backlash from Longhorn boosters over the controversial “Eyes of Texas” alma mater song. Will this schism affect recruiting? Pat Forde then turns to the hardwood for some good old-fashioned speculation. Would Baylor basketball coach Scott Drew jump to the Indiana Hoosiers job if the school moved on from Archie Miller?

  • Former Texas coach Tom Herman joining Chicago Bears
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    Former Texas coach Tom Herman joining Chicago Bears

    Herman has agreed to join the Bears in an analyst role, and the move is viewed as an opportunity for him to learn the NFL game and work with the Bears' offensive staff.

  • Coach Prime’s debut, Taco Bell enters Chicken Wars, conference tournaments in doubt?
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    Coach Prime’s debut, Taco Bell enters Chicken Wars, conference tournaments in doubt?

    With Pete Thamel on vacation, Dan Wetzel and SI’s Pat Forde march on. The guys begin with Jackson State and coach Deion Sanders's wild debut. Can Last Chance U go HBCU and head back to Mississippi? The Big 12 has begun shuffling basketball games ahead of the conference tournaments. Should the tournaments even happen? We also have Taco Bell & Arby’s very late entries into the Chicken Wars as well as the unfortunate OU bar fight over the weekend on the docket.

  • Jim Harbaugh & Michigan lose another QB, Tim Tebow officially retires, FCS gambling
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    Jim Harbaugh & Michigan lose another QB, Tim Tebow officially retires, FCS gambling

    Dan Wetzel, Pete Thamel and SI’s Pat Forde begin this offseason edition of the podcast with news out of Ann Arbor as Wolverine QB Joe Milton has entered the transfer portal. When will Jim Harbaugh develop a QB at Michigan? College football legend Tim Tebow finally hung up the baseball cleats this week. The guys reminisce on some of their favorite memories covering the Florida Gator quarterback over the years. We also debut our FCS gambling segment and return to the People’s Court before announcing a new player in the chicken wars… seriously.

  • Inside the flops: Why are Kentucky, Duke and other blue bloods struggling?
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    Inside the flops: Why are Kentucky, Duke and other blue bloods struggling?

    As it stands now, Duke, Michigan State and Kentucky need miracles to reach the NCAA men's basketball tournament. So what's gone wrong this season? It depends on the program.

  • Gus Malzahn hired at UCF, Jalen Johnson leaves Duke, Chickens head for war 
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    Gus Malzahn hired at UCF, Jalen Johnson leaves Duke, Chickens head for war 

    The Gus Bus has parked in Orlando. Dan Wetzel, Pete Thamel and SI’s Pat Forde react to UCF’s hiring of former Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn. Is the playoff the ceiling for the Knights?  Impact freshman Jalen Johnson opted out of the rest of Duke’s season this week. Is it fair to criticize Johnson’s move?  Finally, the Chickens took to the battlefield…seriously.