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Crowning the King

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College football is in dire trouble. Depending on the outcomes of the Pac-12 and Big Ten title games and how the playoff selection committee synthesizes this new information, we co...(full article)

The Michigan-Ohio State rivalry is one of the nation's best. In fact, in 2000, ESPN viewers voted Michigan-Ohio State the best rivalry in the country – pro or college, any sp...(full article)

A large latte. A McPick 2. Two gallons of gas. Yes, the cost of a ticket to a Cleveland Browns game isn't any more than say, a cup of coffee, a fast-food lunch or fuel to drive abo...(full article)

After midnight, when the kids are down and the streets are still, LeBron James asks his wife if she wants to go on a cruise. That’s the term he uses, and because Savannah has...(full article)

How many hours a week does LeBron James spend with J.R. Smith? I started pondering this question Saturday afternoon. The Ohio State Buckeyes were playing the Michigan Wolverines at...(full article)

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