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Yahoo Sports experts Dan Wetzel, Pat Forde and Pete Thamel break down the latest NCAA news from the football field to the basketball court.

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    Week 3 preview: Bama at Florida, Auburn at PSU, locks of the week & more

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2021 27:24

    Dan Wetzel, Pete Thamel, & SI's Pat Forde march on in the Race for the Case competition, where they pick six games against the spread each week. On the Week 3 docket, #1 Alabama heads to the Swamp to take on #11 Florida for the first time in a decade. Will the Gators cover the 15.5 points? #22 Auburn also makes a rare road trip to Big Ten country this week as they are set to take on #10 Penn State. Can the Tigers and Bo Nix pull off the upset? The guys also dive into #8 Cincinnati at Indiana, #19 Arizona State at #23 BYU, Fresno State at #12 UCLA and their lock of the week games. Create a BetMGM account and place your first bet risk-free up to $1,000. If your bet loses, you get your bet amount, up to $1,000, added back to your account in free bets. Must be 21+ in AZ, CO, IN, IA, MI, NJ, PA, TN, VA, WV, WY only. . Terms apply. Go to BetMGM.com/YAHOO to get started or use promo code YAHOO when making your first deposit. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    USC coaching candidates, FSU proposal, chaos in the SEC?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2021 52:51

    USC finally pulled the plug on Clay Helton's tenure on Monday following a blowout loss to Stanford. Dan Wetzel, Pete Thamel and SI's Pat Forde fire up the hot board and give you the best candidates for the Trojans. The SEC has a huge slate of games this weekend including #1 Alabama at #11 Florida & #22 Auburn at #10 Penn State. The trio previews the matchups and asks if we can expect more chaos than normal this season in the SEC? Nebraska is traveling to Oklahoma in what should be a huge matchup. Pat, Pete and Dan jump into the time machine and look back at the rivalry that was. Make sure to tune into Thursday's episode for all of our week 3 picks against the spread. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Week 2 Overreaction: Ducks beat Buckeyes, Hogs welcome Horns, USC flops

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 58:50

    We had a Hail Mary, top-25 upsets, cats falling from the sky, and slobber-knocking rivalries in a great second week of action. Dan Wetzel, Pete Thamel and SI's Pat Forde recap all of the sights and sounds from around the nation. The guys begin with the biggest matchup of the entire slate as the Oregon Ducks go on the road and top the Ohio State Buckeyes. What does this win mean for the Pac-12 and Oregon's playoff chances? Iowa dominated the Children of the Corn game, topping their rivals Iowa State 27-17. Can Iowa make a run at the playoffs? The Arkansas Razorbacks welcomed the Texas Longhorns to the SEC with the Hogs running all over the Horns, 40-21. Just how far does this Texas program have to go until its debut in the SEC in 2025? The guys will be back on Tuesday to preview a jam-packed week 3 schedule. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Week 2 preview: Iowa at ISU, Oregon at OSU, Locks of the Week & more

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2021 24:24

    It is Race for the Case time as Dan Wetzel, Pete Thamel and SI's Pat Forde preview the massive week two college football slate. The crew begins in Big 10 country as Oregon looks to prove itself against the home Buckeyes. The biggest game of the day, though, belongs to the state of Iowa with the Cyclones and Hawkeyes renewing their yearly rivalry. Will ISU cover the 4.5 points? Washington is on the road looking for hope against the Michigan Wolverines. Can the Huskies bounce back after the worst loss in program history? Make sure to stick around for our locks of the week as well. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Big 12 expansion coming, Pac-12 needs wins, Cy-Hawk breakdown

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2021 60:17

    Dan Wetzel, Pete Thamel and SI's Pat Forde have the latest news coming out of Big 12 country as Houston, UCF, BYU and Cincinnati are set to join the league. How crucial is the move for the new additions and the conference is as a whole? Could we see even more teams added from a pool of Memphis, USF and others?After a rough opening weekend, the Pac-12 faces another slate of big matchups. Can the Pac-12 North grind out much-needed victories as a new TV deal is on the horizon? The guys also break down the massive Iowa at Iowa State matchup before listing their favorite lines in the "Hurray for Ames" hit song... See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Week 1 Overreactions: Milton shines, Bama rolls, UGA tops Clemson

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2021 58:04

    Dan Wetzel, Pete Thamel and SI's Pat Forde recap an incredible weekend of college football... from the Pac-12 upsets to the top 25 showdowns, this season's opening stanza had it all. The guys start with the Sunday night battle in Tallahassee as Notre Dame outlasted FSU. They then turn their attention to the heavyweight fight between UGA and Clemson before asking will anyone catch up to Bama by the season's end? Also...what happened out west to the Pac-12? See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Week 1 picks, Bishop Sycamore madness, Jimbo gets a huge raise

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2021 65:45

    THE SEASON IS FINALLY HERE!! Dan Wetzel, Pete Thamel and SI's Pat Forde are acting like kids waking up on Christmas as the offseason has finally come to a close and we are set for a full slate of action. If you are looking for picks against the spread… head to the 43:43 mark. The guys also break down the insane story of Bishop Sycamore high school, Jimbo Fisher's huge contract extension before picking which schools and coaches need a win the most this weekend. We will be back Monday morning to overreact to all of the college football action. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Week 0 recap: Nebraska's woes, UCLA's nice start, 12-team playoff delayed?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2021 61:20

    It wasn't the prettiest set of games, but college football is back and you will hear zero complaints on this podcast. Dan Wetzel, Pete Thamel and SI's Pat Forde recap the weekend that was. How long until Scott Frost is run out of Nebraska and has UCLA finally turned the corner?West Virginia president Gordon Gee told the student newspaper, The Daily Athenaeum, he believes the 12-team playoff is "on life support." Why would he turn down a playoff that would help his school? The guys also pick the two biggest games coming up on Thursday as Ohio State travels to Minnesota and Boise State takes on UCF. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Week 0 picks, Big Ten, ACC, Pac-12 alliance is here... now what?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2021 64:00

    Dan Wetzel, Pete Thamel, & SI's Pat Forde break down yesterday's mess of a press conference announcing the Big Ten, Pac-12 and ACC conference alliance. What does this mean for the 12-team playoff and when will the scheduling agreement begin? The race for the case is BACK! Pat, Pete and Dan pick the five Week 0 games against the spread with bragging rights and beer on the line. Can Chip Kelly & UCLA get off to a good start against Hawaii? Will Nebraska snag a huge win traveling to Illinois in a key Big Ten clash? Offensive leprechauns and UNC conspiracy theories are also on the docket... See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Conference title & Heisman picks, creepiest mascot poll, racehorse gone wild

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2021 69:56

    Dan Wetzel, Pete Thamel SI's Pat Forde start today's podcast with news surrounding the Pac-12, ACC and Big Ten alliance. Can we expect an announcement soon and will the Pac-12 expand in the coming weeks?Week zero is upon us and the guys take time to get their season-long predictions in. Who are the value picks in each conference and who will bring home the Heisman? Pat, Pete and Dan also review a recent study on creepy mascots before heading to the hallowed state of Kentucky for yet another wild story... See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Nebraska's NCAA troubles, inside Ohio State's push to top Bama, SEC Chicken Wars

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2021 46:44

    The Nebraska Cornhuskers are facing an NCAA investigation ahead of a pivotal season for head coach Scott Frost. Dan Wetzel, Pete Thamel and SI's Pat Forde react to the news first reported by Brett McMurphy of the Action Network. Is this Frost's last stand in Lincoln? Pete visited Ohio State preseason camp and came away with a sense the Buckeyes are building their program to beat one team...their CFP title foe Alabama. Can OSU overcome the 28 point deficit from last year's title game? Finally, the guys cover a few name, image and likeness stories from the past week including a chicken war update... See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Big Ten, ACC & Pac-12 alliance, AP Top 25 released

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2021 56:44

    The SEC made the first move and the rest of the power five is now looking to counter. Dan Wetzel, Pete Thamel and SI's Pat Forde have the latest surrounding the three-conference scheduling alliance that could be forming, first reported by The Athletic late last week. What will the Pac-12, ACC, Big Ten merger look like?Which top-10 team will most likely flop out of the top-25? Which unranked team will make a playoff push? The guys dive into the hot off the presses AP preseason rankings. We also have a couple of stories haling from the never dull Commonwealth of Kentucky... one involving a Cats QB and another with a fiery in-state lawsuit. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Coaches on the hot seat, NCAA reaches Baylor decision

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 13, 2021 65:27

    After 5 years, the NCAA concluded they couldn't penalize Baylor for their scandals under Art Briles. Dan Wetzel, Pete Thamel and SI's Pat Forde break down the decision. The guys then list off the biggest names on the hot seat going into the fall and how many wins UCLA, Nebraska, LSU, USC, Michigan and Virginia Tech have to notch to keep their head coaches around another season. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Bobby Bowden tribute, who's underrated & overrated in the coaches poll?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2021 64:18

    We lost one of the all-time great coaches this week as FSU legend Bobby Bowden passed away at the age of 91. Dan Wetzel, Pete Thamel and SI's Pat Forde tell stories from covering the former Seminole and Mountaineer head football coach over the years. The USA Today Coaches Poll was released on Tuesday. The guys break down one through 25 and pick out a few underrated teams. Is Bama the true #1? Dan also has an update on the famous humans vs animals poll as well as the latest on conference expansion. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Big 12 & Pac-12 meeting, petty politicians lay into Texas, SEC future scheduling

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2021 57:56

    Dan Wetzel, Pete Thamel and SI's Pat Forde record one final pod from Japan before coming back stateside. The guys dive into the meeting between the Pac-12 and Big 12, first reported by The Athletic. Could we see a merger? As we have said, there will be politicians. Texas state senators and college administrators met in Austin yesterday and provided the podcast with gold.Pat, Pete and Dan also preview what the SEC schedule could look like with Texas and OU in the fold before talking the impact of Quinn Ewers enrolling at Ohio State a year early. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    12-team playoff on hold, Texas vs the SEC, future of March Madness

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2021 57:15

    Dan Wetzel, Pete Thamel & SI's Pat Forde break down Texas playing against SEC competition. How would the Horns fare if they started playing in the league next season? The guys then preview the battle brewing between ESPN and Fox and their respective leagues going into playoff expansion TV negotiations. The winner could shape the future of college football. Will Amazon and CBS join the fray? With the NCAA under fire, what is the future of the NCAA basketball tournaments? Who would run March Madness if the NCAA folds? See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Quinn Ewers to Ohio State early, Big 12 lawyers up vs ESPN, Pac-12 & Big Ten not expanding?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2021 58:33

    We officially have an Olympian in our extended podcast family as Brooke Forde took to the pool in Japan yesterday. SI's Pat Forde takes us inside covering your child on the world stage.College football expansion talk continues to turn as the Big 12 sent a cease-and-desist letter to ESPN... there always will be lawyers. And in another unexpected event, #1 QB recruit Quinn Ewers is mulling over a decision to leave high school a year early to enroll at Ohio State to cash in on the new NIL laws. Is this the next big trend for top recruits? Finally, the Pac-12 said they could be comfortable staying with 12 teams...could we see the Big Ten doing the same? See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Inside Texas & OU's Big 12 exit, what's next for every conference?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2021 57:54

    The Longhorns and Sooners have all but left the Big 12 for the SEC. Dan Wetzel and Pete Thamel take you inside the meetings this past weekend between the two schools and their scorned conference members. Is this move bad for college football? Which schools would we target if we ran the Pac-12, Big 12, Big Ten and the ACC? See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    It just means more...teams? Texas and OU flirt with the SEC

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 22, 2021 64:46

    Today was proof there is no offseason in college football as conference realignment talks have returned. Dan Wetzel, Pete Thamel and SI's Pat Forde have the latest surrounding Texas and OU reaching out to the SEC.The guys break down every angle including will A&M, Oklahoma State and Texas Tech allow the move? Is Texas also looking at independence and could OU do the same? And what would happen to the Big 12 if they lost their two biggest draws? See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Pat & Dan take Japan, CFB splits from NCAA, LSU scandal

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2021 44:57

    We might have a new name... but it's the same ole podcast. The Olympic duo of Dan Wetzel and SI's Pat Forde recap their adventures traversing the Pacific Ocean and passing through hours of COVID-19 checks upon arrival in Tokyo, Japan. They also answer THE burning question... did either of them find beer?A growing theme out of the various conference media days has been college football splitting away from the NCAA in some form. How likely is a split, what would it look like, and is a new governing body a good idea in the first place? See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Storylines heading into SEC Media Days & Horns Down debacle

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 16, 2021 73:36

    Dan Wetzel, Pete Thamel and SI's Pat Forde react to Big 12 officiating's decision to crack down on the horns down celebration in 2021... can we just let the kids play? Nebraska hired alumni Trev Alberts as their next athletic director this week. What does it mean for the future of fellow alum Scott Frost? The guys also dive into the SEC ahead of their annual media days circus in Hoover, Alabama. What are the biggest storylines ahead of the season? Pat, Pete and Dan also pick the over/under win totals for each team. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    2021 Big 12 preview & win totals, Kansas football scandal

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 13, 2021 57:14

    Ahead of Big 12 Media Days this week, Dan Wetzel, Pete Thamel and SI's Pat Forde dive into each team in the conference. Up first, the Kansas City Star uncovered yet another scandal out of Lawrence involving former coach Les Miles and the Jayhawk football program. What is next for KU? The trio asks will Iowa State finally slay OU in the Big 12 title race? Also, what will Texas look like under Steve Sarkisian? Dan then reports from the Chicken Wars front once again before spinning a tale involving Taco Bell and fireworks... See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    The U is back, NIL's effect on CBB, radioactive terror pigs

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 7, 2021 66:47

    Pete Thamel joins Dan Wetzel and SI's Pat Forde from vacation because let's be honest... if he can break MAC coaching news, he can join the pod. The guys kick things off with a few name, image and likeness deals coming out of Miami, Arkansas and Michigan. Is Miami building the NIL template of the future?On the hardwood, Big Ten freshman of the year Hunter Dickinson pulled out of the NBA Draft, citing NIL rule changes. Is this a sign of the times to come with more players sticking around longer? We also take a look at Urban Meyer's first few weeks on the job in Jacksonville before highlighting Ohio State's recent successes on the recruiting trail.Finally, Dan has a litany of animal and chicken wars updates...make sure to stick around for the terror pigs. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Name, Image, and Likeness rules brought to you by fireworks

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2021 47:34

    Dan Wetzel and SI's Pat Forde celebrate the first day athletes can make money off of their name, image and likeness by listing the best deals made so far. The guys also draft which former players would have made the most money in this climate and which football programs can take a step forward in the NIL era. From everyone at Yahoo Sports, we wish you all a safe and happy 4th of July weekend. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Name, Image and Likeness armageddon is here

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2021 54:07

    Dan Wetzel and SI's Pat Forde break down the NCAA's decision to rip up two years of work for patchwork legislation ahead of the July 1st NIL date. What can we expect the world to look like on Thursday? Will the blue bloods at the top continue to dominate or can we expect more parity?Dan and Pat also have a couple of updates on our favorite ongoing sagas… See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    SCOTUS's unanimous NCAA ruling, Pac-12's playoff tantrum & the Australian mouse plague continues

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2021 52:10


    At a time when Justices Thomas & Sotomayor probably couldn't agree on the color of the ocean or if birds could fly, the Supreme Court agreed one one thing unanimously: the NCAA's rules limiting certain kinds of compensation violate antitrust laws. As Justice Kavanaugh put it, "The NCAA is not above the law."After discussing Brook Forde's ascension to the US Olympic swimming team & a game of Where in America is Producer Sully, Pat, Pete & Dan analyze the judicial flood gates opened up by this major SCOTUS ruling.Later in the show, they discuss NCAA president Mark Emmert's name, image and likeness memo on the eve of a July 1st legal train-wreck & outgoing Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott's comments about the 12-team playoff expansion.The guys close out, as they often do, in the animal world, reporting on the latest from the mouse plague in southeastern Australia. Check out the rest of the Yahoo Sports podcast family at https://apple.co/2Abi8jk or at yahoosports.com/podcasts See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


    Arizona State in hot water, goodbye conference divisions, more 12-team playoff talk

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 16, 2021 61:17

    SI's Pat Forde returns to the podcast to continue the 12-team playoff discourse. Pete Thamel floated the news this week that conference divisions may be a thing of the past due to playoff expansion. Can we also expect the quarterfinals to eventually be played on campus?Arizona State is in hot water with the NCAA over allegations they hosted recruits during the pandemic recruiting dead period. Just how bad is this investigation for the Sun Devils?The guys wrap the podcast with a tribute to former Big East commissioner John Marinatto, who passed recently at the age of 64. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Inside the College Football 12-team playoff expansion

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2021 57:53

    Dan Wetzel and Pete Thamel detail the sweeping changes coming to America's favorite sport. How did we get here? What would we like to change from the initial suggestion & who benefits the most from the expansion? The guys also retroactively look at the best matchups if this format took hold in the past. SI's Pat Forde will return to the pod from Omaha & the Olympic swim trials on our second episode later in the week. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    12-team playoffs, Larry Scott exit interview, Mr. Emmert goes to Washington…again

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 10, 2021 51:51

    Dan Wetzel, Pete Thamel and SI's Pat Forde review Mark Emmert's latest trip to DC where he answered questions on NIL legislation in front of a panel of US Senators. Will any legislation pass by the critical July 1st mark? Pete broke a story this week detailing why the college football playoff is leaning towards a 12-team expansion. What is the best way to pull off that format and how will it affect the regular season? Former Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott made the media rounds this week and he had some…things to say. Will he ever take credit for the Pac-12's inability to keep up with the SEC and Big Ten? And as usual, stick around for a couple of wild stories… See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Coach K announces retirement, Brad Stevens stays in NBA, TikTok beekeeper battle

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 3, 2021 61:18


    After 46 years at the helm, Duke head basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski announced he will be stepping down after next season and assistant Jon Scheyer will take over. Dan Wetzel, Pete Thamel and SI's Pat Forde look at the legacy of one of the great coaches in the history of the sport. What can we expect from the Blue Devils under Scheyer? Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens has been promoted to the President of Basketball Operations role with the team. Would the former Butler headman think about making the jump back to campus when he gets the itch to coach again? Dan also has a couple of stories from the humans vs the animal kingdom war you will not want to miss... See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


    Recruiting floodgates open, future of sports media coverage, rats take over Australia

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 1, 2021 56:46

    The pivotal June 1st date in the recruiting calendar is here. Dan Wetzel, Pete Thamel and SI's Pat Forde assess the difficulties facing both recruits and schools in the coming years. Pete estimates there will be a 40% dip in roster spots for players in the next few cycles. Naomi Osaka rattled the sports world when she bowed out from the French Open to take care of her mental health. Pat, Pete and Dan dive into the media/athlete working relationship and how that might change soon. Dan wraps the pod with a scary tale coming from a land down under... See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    NCAA Armageddon, best CFB over/under win totals

    Play Episode Listen Later May 27, 2021 53:42

    Two US Senators introduced a bill that would classify NCAA student-athletes employees and allow them to unionize on Thursday. Dan Wetzel, Pete Thamel and SI’s Pat Forde tell you why this bill is exactly what Mark Emmert and the NCAA wanted to avoid...Summer is in the air, preview magazine season is here and our friends in the desert have released over/under win totals for every team. The guys pick their 5 favorite bets each going into the fall. Don’t forget to stay until the end for a very Vegas story… See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Best heels in collegiate sports, transfer tampering, Arch Manning recruitment

    Play Episode Listen Later May 25, 2021 63:01

    Dan Wetzel, Pete Thamel and SI’s Pat Forde react to an ESPN article where coaches claimed we are entering the “wild, wild west” days of tampering. Is this new era of recruiting really any different? The trio also breaks down the recruitment of two high-profile football players. First up, Arch Manning is taking unofficial visits very soon. Where will the 5-star nephew of Peyton and Eli Manning land? And in Texas, future Horns RB Jaydon Blue opted out of his senior high school campaign. Will he set a new trend? The guys wrap the podcast by debating the best heels around college sports as Brooks Koepka & Bryson DeChambeau's beef was on full display after a viral moment during the PGA Championship. Lane Kiffin, we are looking at you... See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Ranking Louisville extortion cases, Matt Campbell turns down NFL, Stanford brings back 11 sports

    Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2021 44:40

    When extortion and collegiate athletics meet, you can bet Dan Wetzel, Pete Thamel and SI's Pat Forde will cover it. Former Lousiville basketball coach Dino Gaudio has been charged in a federal case after he tried to extort Chris Mack. Can Louisville hang a banner as the only school with multiple federal extortion cases recently? CBS reported that Iowa State head coach Matt Campbell turned down a long and lucrative deal to become the Detriot Lions coach. Will he ever leave Ames, Iowa? Stanford backtracked on shutting down eleven sports this past week. What does it mean for Olympic sports as a whole? The guys also chat about the Week one CFB television schedule that was released this week. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Zion's furniture store, FCS permanently in the spring, humans vs animals fight night

    Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2021 59:54


    Dan Wetzel, Pete Thamel and SI's Pat Forde spin an epic offseason podcast for your listening pleasure. Dan kicks things off with a discussion following Sam Houston State's thrilling victory over South Dakota State for the FCS title. Should the NCAA permanently move the season to the Spring?Pete then dives into his travels this past weekend including taking us inside Kevin Kelly's revolutionary style at Presbyterian. Pat, Pete and Dan also have the latest surrounding Zion Williamson & Adidas before they break down a poll detailing Americans fighting dangerous animals. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


    New Pac-12 commissioner, picking CFP underdogs, fixing CFB scheduling

    Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2021 59:21

    Dan Wetzel and SI’s Pat Forde march on without the vacationing Pete Thamel on this edition of the podcast. The guys draft teams outside of the preseason top-5 that have the best shot at making the College Football Playoff in 2021. The Pac-12 went way out of the box and finally hired a new replacement for embattled Larry Scott. What is George Kliavkoff bringing to the table? Pat and Dan also take a crack at the NCAA for canceling the Baton Rouge golf regional before asking if a college football schedule release day is possible? The duo also covers the gas and chicken shortages ravaging the country. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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

    Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2021 47:45

    Dan Wetzel, Pete Thamel and SI’s Pat Forde try to recap the New York Times 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… See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Saban vs Fisher, Georgia NIL bill, Notre Dame billboards

    Play Episode Listen Later May 7, 2021 55:20

    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? See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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

    Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2021 63:21


    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. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


    2021 NFL Draft First Round Recap

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 30, 2021 58:35


    Trevor Lawrence, Zach Wilson and… Trey Lance? The trio of Dan Wetzel, Pete Thamel and SI’s Pat Forde recorded the late-night 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 horse names from the past…we promise you won’t regret it. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


    Playoff expansion coming, 2021 NFL Draft preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 27, 2021 51:33

    We saw a Friday news dump for the ages from the CFP last week. Dan Wetzel, Pete Thamel and SI’s Pat Forde dive into the 63 different ways Bill Hancock and company are reviewing for an expanded playoff. What is the best path forward for the sport?John Wilner of The Mercury News broke the story this week at the Pac-12 could hire two commissioners to replace Larry Scott? Is that a smart move?Pat, Pete and Dan also look ahead to this weekend’s NFL Draft. Which top QB prospect is most likely to bust? Where would we take Devonta Smith? See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Forming the worst possible super league & is a split from the NCAA coming?

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 21, 2021 66:09

    Dan Wetzel, Pete Thamel and SI’s Pat Forde debate if a college “Super League” made up of power five schools would ever split off from the NCAA? The guys also form the worst possible league made up of schools from around the country…Also on the docket…was Alex Smith the most influential college QB of this century? And should you eat your fellow astronaut if you get stranded on Mars? See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    All-Juice team with Eric Edholm, Drafting CFB Super League

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 19, 2021 59:06

    Our late colleague Terez Paylor always compiled a list of All-Juice college players ahead of each NFL Draft he covered in his career. Yahoo Sports expert Eric Edholm has kept the tradition alive and joins the pod to break down the 2021 members of the All-Juice team. Dan Wetzel, Pete Thamel and SI’s Pat Forde then draft college football’s version of the massive realignment going on in European soccer. Which elite programs would break away from the NCAA for a money grab? The guys also have updates on the Beefalo and toaster fronts… See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    The new transfer rule & recruiting, Trevor Lawrence profile, Eddie George headed to FCS

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 14, 2021 54:17

    The NCAA D1 council is expected to pass the one-time transfer rule by the end of the week. Dan Wetzel, Pete Thamel and SI’s Pat Forde break down how this change will affect the recruiting landscape.A few interesting quotes from Sports Illustrated’s profile of Trevor Lawrence made the rounds on social media this week. How will his unique style mesh with his next head coach, Urban Meyer? At the FCS level, Eddie George was named Tennessee State’s head coach. Will the trend of hiring former players continue? We also talk Bobby Petrino's impact at Missouri State… See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    USC football intruder, which programs will benefit the most from NIL rule changes?

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 12, 2021 61:17

    UCF & FSU both came out with game-changing name, image and likeness initiatives over the weekend. Dan Wetzel, Pete Thamel and SI’s Pat Forde list schools that will benefit the most from the impending rule changes allowing athletes to profit off of their likeness. The guys also debate which female sport can make the next leap in popularity in the coming years.USC reportedly had quite the break-in over the weekend as an intruder may have taken part in football practice... just how true is this story? See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Sean Miller out at Arizona, NIL rules, worst college towns in America

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 8, 2021 58:59

    After 12 seasons, Arizona has finally parted ways with embattled head coach Sean Miller. Dan Wetzel, Pete Thamel & SI’s Pat Forde pick his likely replacement while lambasting the current trend of hiring under-qualified alumni for open positions. A recent report from Sportico highlighted the absurd amounts of money college football coaches make from side hustles. The guys have a deep discussion on name, image and likeness rules and how they will affect college athletics as a whole. What started as a simple ranking of group of 5 college towns on Twitter turned into an all-out assault on a few American cities. Pat, Pete and Dan join in on the fun. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    National Title overreaction: Baylor bounces Gonzaga

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 6, 2021 51:13

    Pete Thamel and SI’s Pat Forde recap the Gonzaga vs Baylor National Championship late-night from inside the bubble. How did Baylor dismantle Gonzaga? Will the Zags bounce back next March? Pat & Pete also react to North Carolina's hire of Hubert Davis to replace Roy Williams. Can Davis be the next Juwan Howard and lead his alma mater back to glory? See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Final Four preview, NCAA v. Alston Supreme Court case

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 31, 2021 81:08

    The NCAA went to Washington on Wednesday to face the Supreme Court in the ongoing NCAA v. Alston case regarding amateurism in collegiate athletics. When can we expect a ruling and just how messy could this get? Dan Wetzel, Pete Thamel & SI's Pat Forde also preview the Final Four weekend. Will we finally get to see the massive Baylor vs Gonzaga showdown? The trio also takes a stab at Texas basketball's next hire before diving into Trevor Lawrence's luxurious wedding registry. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Sweet 16 gambling preview, Mark Emmert & the Suez Canal

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 25, 2021 54:44

    Before they pick every single sweet sixteen matchup against the spread, Dan Wetzel, Pete Thamel and SI's Pat Forde project a landing spot for Loyola Chicago coach Porter Moser. The trio also skewers Mark Emmert for his many missteps while also lambasting the poor bastard that got his ship stuck in the Suez Cannel. We promise....we do pick the games eventually. Can the Pac-12 keep it rolling? See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    March Madness Overreaction

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 23, 2021 76:18

    What a wonderful weekend of cinderellas, new bloods and disappointments. Dan Wetzel, Pete Thamel and SI’s Pat Forde recap the craziest opening round in March Madness history. From the upsets to the upsetting Big Ten, the guys cover it all. Can the FBI take credit for some of the madness over the weekend? See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Picking the first round of March Madness, Hoosiers coaching search

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 18, 2021 60:34

    March Madness is finally upon us once again! Dan Wetzel, Pete Thamel, SI’s Pat Forde pick every game in the opening round of the NCAA tournament. We are your guide to filling out your bracket and taking home the title. (22:38)Make sure to stick around for Indiana coaching candidates and favorite lines from BetMGM ahead of this weekend as well. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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