Mandel’s Final Thoughts: Leipold brings Kansas to life, how high is the Jayhawks’ ceiling?

Now, 20 final thoughts for Week 3, which begins Friday night, threaten to bleed out Sunday’s early NFL games due to the Iowa weather. 1. No doubt this column will be filled with thoughts on Georgia, Alabama, Ohio and their blue-blooded friends later in the season. This week, however, I must draw your attention to … Read more

Travel woes force Appalachian State to stay overnight in College Station after upset win over Texas A&M

10:54 AM ET Pete ThamelESPN After a historic upset Saturday at No. 6 at Texas A&M, the Appalachian State football team did not celebrate in their hometown of Boone, North Carolina. A team spokesman told ESPN that a mechanical issue with the team’s charter forced the Appalachians to spend the night at the hotel where … Read more

Appalachian State Mountaineers stun No. 6 Texas A&M Aggies at College Station

TEXAS STAND – On paper, there’s no reason to believe that Appalachia has a chance against sixth-ranked Texas A&M on Saturday. But mountaineering coach Shawn Clark makes 10 times less than Texas A&M coach Jimbo Fisher receives more than $9 million per season at the Southeastern Conference School , he made it clear to his … Read more

College football picks against the spread: Bruce Feldman’s Week 2 picks

My first week was mediocre, going 5-5-1 against the spread. Good: Pick Penn State to win over Purdue. Disadvantage: LSU is chosen to handle FSU. Ugly: Pick Oregon to stay close to Georgia. That’s speculation this week. (All spreads are from BetMGM, click here for live odds, all tee times are Eastern time.) No. 1 … Read more