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TSS Roundtable: Which Team Will Win the Mountain West?

Now that we’ve talked about players to watch and surprise teams in the Mountain West Conference it’s time to answer the all-important question: which team will win the conference championship? Question: Which team will win the Mountain West Conference? Kevin Causey On Twitter

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TSS Top 50: No. 46 Kansas State Wildcats

Kansas State Wildcats 2015 Record: 6-7 overall (lost 45-23 to Arkansas in the Liberty Bowl) 1 Burning Question: Can a star quarterback emerge from the crowded field, because they’ll need one to? You grow accustomed to Kansas State under Bill Snyder easily defying expectations with mid-level recruits, junior college transfers, and a keen ability to get everything out […]

LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 05:  Warren Wand #6 of the Arkansas State Red Wolves carries the ball as he gets a block from Daniel Keith #77 on Delvon Simmons #52 of the USC Trojans during the second quarter at Los Angeles Coliseum on September 5, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

TSS Top 50: No. 47 Arkansas State Red Wolves

Arkansas State Red Wolves 2015 Record: 9-4 overall, 8-o in the Sun Belt (lost to Louisiana Tech in the New Orleans Bowl) 1 Burning Question: Will The Red Wolves Repeat As Sun Belt Champions? Make no mistake about it: Arkansas State football is the gold standard for excellence in the Sun Belt. The Red Wolves […]

Minnesota fans drink beer during an NCAA college football game against New Hampshire, Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012, in Minneapolis. The game was the first where fans could purchase beer at TCF Stadium. Minnesota won 44-7. (AP Photo/Tom Olmscheid)

College football, alcohol, are a working relationship

College football and booze have been a staple of college campuses since college football and booze co-existed. Up until a few years ago, though, they always diverged when the actual ball was kicked off. Now, over 40 college football stadiums will at least sell beer going into the 2016 season, and the marriage is a fruitful […]

TAMPA, FL - APRIL 08:  Head coach Pat Summitt of the Tennessee Lady Volunteers celebrates cutting down the net after their 64-48 win against the Stanford Cardinal during the National Championsip Game of the 2008 NCAA Women's Final Four at St. Pete Times Forum April 8, 2008 in Tampa, Florida.  (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images)

DePaul head coach Doug Bruno embraces Pat Summitt’s legacy

On Dec. 20, 1995, Doug Bruno, the head coach of DePaul women’s basketball for 30 seasons, aimed to defeat the Tennessee Volunteers for the first time in program history. Although the Blue Demons lost 76-68, following the game, Bruno inhaled heartbreaking news, miles beyond a “L” in the box score. “[Athletic director] Jeanie [Lenti Ponsetto] […]

JACKSONVILLE, FL - JANUARY 02: Saquon Barkley #26 of the Penn State Nittany Lions in action during the TaxSlayer Bowl game against the Georgia Bulldogs at EverBank Field on January 2, 2016 in Jacksonville, Florida.  (Photo by Rob Foldy/Getty Images)

TSS Top 50: No. 48 Penn State Nittany Lions

Penn State Nittany Lions 2015 Record: 7-6 overall, 4-4 Big Ten (lost 24-17 to Georgia in the TaxSlayer Bowl) 1 Burning Question: Can Penn State Break into the Top of the Big Ten East? The Big Ten East might not be the best top-to-bottom division in college football, but heading into the 2016 season it […]

CHAMPAIGN, IL - DECEMBER 30: Kendrick Nunn #25 of the Illinois Fighting Illini brings the ball up court during the game against the Michigan Wolverines at State Farm Center on December 30, 2015 in Champaign, Illinois.  (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)

Kendrick Nunn situation further confirms NCAA’s blind eyes

If a 10-year-old girl teases her 5-year-old brother, he might counter with physical contact, resulting in a soft, harmless slap. Following a stern rebuke from his mother or father, little Timmy starts to cry. The goal of his parents then shifts towards putting a smile back on their son’s face, as if the incident never […]

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TSS Top 50: No. 49 Georgia Southern Eagles

Georgia Southern Eagles 2015 Record: 9-4 overall, 6-2 Sun Belt (beat Bowling Green 58-27 in GoDaddy Bowl) 1 Burning Question: Will the revolving door at head coach be too much for the Eagles to overcome in 2016? There are unavoidable negatives when you are a successful FCS or mid-major FBS program. One of those negatives […]

DURHAM, NC - SEPTEMBER 26:  Breon Borders #31 of the Duke Blue Devils tackles Patrick Skov #7 of the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets during their game at Wallace Wade Stadium on September 26, 2015 in Durham, North Carolina.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

TSS Top 50: No. 50 Duke Blue Devils

Duke Blue Devils 2015 Record: 8-5 overall, 4-4 ACC (beat Indiana 44-41 in the Pinstripe Bowl) 1 Burning Question: Will Duke rebuild or reload in 2016? Over the past three years, the Blue Devils have been one of the more consistent teams in the ACC, winning eight or more games in every season during that […]

BOWLING GREEN, KY - NOVEMBER 27: Chase Litton #14 of the Marshall Thundering Herd looks to pass against the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers during the game at L.T. Smith Stadium on November 27, 2015 in Bowling Green, Kentucky. The Hilltoppers defeated the Herd 49-28. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

TSS Roundtable: Who will win Conference USA in 2016?

Earlier this week, we discussed players to watch and surprise teams in Conference USA. Now, it’s time to answer the all-important question: which team will win the conference championship? Question: Which team will win Conference USA this year? Terry Johnson: On Twitter

GAINESVILLE, FL - NOVEMBER 21: Sharrod Neasman #29 of the Florida Atlantic Owls recovers the loose ball after the Owls blocked the extra point attempt following the Florida Gators touchdown during overtime in the game at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on November 21, 2015 in Gainesville, Florida.  (Photo by Rob Foldy/Getty Images)

TSS Roundtable: Which Team Will Surprise in Conference USA in 2016?

Yesterday, we provided a list of players to watch out for in Conference USA this season. Today, we’ll shift gears a little bit and talk about surprise teams. Question: Which team will be the most pleasant surprise in Conference USA this season? Terry Johnson: On Twitter

Western Kentucky wide receiver Taywan Taylor gets a long pass during the second quarter of the Miami Beach Bowl game on Monday, Dec. 21, 2015, at Marlins Park in Miami. (Hector Gabino/El Nuevo Herald/TNS via Getty Images)

TSS Roundtable: Players to Watch in Conference USA

Over the past two weeks, we’ve taken a look at the Sun Belt and Mid-American conferences. This week, we will move on to Conference USA. Question: Who is the player to watch in Conference USA in 2016? Joe Dexter On Twitter

HOUSTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 05:  Greg Ward Jr. #1 of the Houston Cougars rushes with the ball in the second half against the Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles on September 5, 2015 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

5 Group of 5 Quarterbacks To Build a Program Around

Group of 5 schools might not receive as much publicity as the big boys, but they’re still loaded with talent, especially at the quarterback position. Here’s a list of five signal callers from non-power conferences that any power conference coach would want to build his program around. 5. Cooper Rush, Central Michigan A three-year starter, […]

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