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April 15, 2021

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Yes, NFL draft prospect Whop Philyor got his nickname from a burger, but there’s more to his story

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When future NFL draft prospect Mister Elias De’Angelo Philyor was about 6 years old, his father, Daniel, would put him in the back seat of his black 1999 Cadillac STS and drive over to the Burger King on Hillsborough Avenue in Tampa, Florida. The fast-food meals were an easy choice......

Back in the Hoosier State, Kelvin Sampson Rises Again

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Pat Forde INDIANAPOLIS — He’s still here, Indiana. Your guy, Kelvin Sampson. Still winning in your backyard. Now headed back to the Final Four. It’s quite a feel-good story for Sampson’s endlessly gritty Houston Cougars, who haven’t advanced this far......

Arizona Beats Indiana to Reach Program’s First Final Four

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Michael Shapiro Troy Taormina/USA TODAY Sports Arizona advanced to the first women’s Final Four in program history on Monday with a 66-53 victory over Indiana in the Elite Eight.  The Wildcats entered the 2021 women’s tournament as a No. 3......

Can Blast-From-The-Past Mike Woodson Bring Indiana Back?

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http://www.si.com/.image/c_limit%2Ccs_srgb%2Cfl_progressive%2Ch_1200%2Cq_auto:good%2Cw_1200/MTc5OTQ4NzY4NjMwNjc4NjUw/mike-woodson-indiana-hire.jpg Pat Forde There was an echo issue on the Indiana University Zoom call Monday that introduced Mike Woodson as the school’s new men’s basketball coach, and boy was that ever a metaphor. The echoes of the Bob Knight Era continue to reverberate in Bloomington—to the point that the school......

Indiana Upsets No. 1 NC State to Advance to Elite Eight

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Indiana’s historic season will keep going for at least another game. The Hoosiers upended No. 1 seed North Carolina State, 73-70, in Saturday’s Sweet 16 game, advancing the Hoosiers to their first Elite Eight in program history. Indiana had never been to a women’s Sweet 16 before this season and......

Indiana Should Hire Moser—If He Wants to Leave Loyola

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When the Loyola Chicago Ramblers miss a shot, Porter Moser applauds. Not all the time, but most of the time. And when Moser applauds a miss, so do his assistant coaches and the players on the bench. He starts a chain reaction of seemingly incongruous positive reinforcement. This is a......

Brad Stevens Dismisses Indiana Rumors, Won’t Leave Celtics

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http://www.si.com/.image/c_limit%2Ccs_srgb%2Cfl_progressive%2Ch_1200%2Cq_auto:good%2Cw_1200/MTc5NzE5NTI5NTgzMDkzMDE2/brad-stevens-celtics.jpg Michael Shapiro Celtics head coach Brad Stevens said Friday he isn’t interested in the head coaching vacancy at Indiana, noting his commitment to Boston as a “44-year-old Masshole.” The Hoosiers fired former head coach Archie Miller on March 15 after four years at Indiana. Stevens, an Indiana native, quickly......

Biggest offseason question for each college football team in the Way-Too-Early Top 25

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7:00 AM ET ESPN staff Some top teams need to replace generational quarterbacks. Others have new coaches who need to fill big roles. No one, not even Clemson and Alabama, is perfect heading into 2021. Here’s a breakdown of the most pressing offseason questions for each of the Way-Too-Early Top......

College football’s most intriguing newcomer for each Way-Too-Early Top 25 team

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7:00 AM ET ESPN staff Between recruits, transfers and new coaches, even the best teams in college football look different year to year. From defending champ Alabama breaking in a new offensive coordinator to Ohio State’s ready-to-contribute true freshmen, these are the most intriguing newcomers for each of the Way-Too-Early......

Big Ten rivalries return to traditional spot in ’21

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The Ohio State–Michigan matchup, as well as the rest of the Big Ten’s traditional rivalry games, will return to the final week of the regular season in 2021, it was announced Friday as the conference released its revised 2021 football schedule. The schedule has some differences from the one originally......

Big Ten football schedule 2021: Dates and key matchups

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The Big Ten has released its schedule for the 2021 college football season, so it’s time to start breaking down your team’s slate and projecting wins and losses. Can Ohio State reach the College Football Playoff again? And, after extending coach Jim Harbaugh’s contract, what’s Michigan going to be up......

How the 2021 Way-Too-Early top 25 teams can make a CFP or NY6 run

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7:00 AM ET ESPN staff The College Football Playoff or a New Year’s Six bowl game: Which is more likely for college football teams in 2021? We break down the best-case scenario for each of the Way-Too-Early top 25 teams. The road back to the playoff isn’t particularly complicated for......

College football winners and losers from NFL draft early-entry deadline

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Monday marked the early-entry deadline for underclassmen to enter the 2021 NFL draft, so we now have a better idea of who is staying or leaving, and which schools were most impacted. The NCAA approved an eligibility freeze for all fall athletes, thus giving seniors the option to return for......

Predicting next year’s breakout player for each Top 25 team

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The 2020 college football season has just ended, but it’s never too early to start looking ahead to next season. Here’s a look at one potential breakout star for each player in the 2021 Way-Too-Early Top 25. No. 1 Clemson: QB D.J. Uiagalelei This feels like cheating. Saying Uiagalelei is......

The 2021 Way-Too-Early college football top 25

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Even in a 2020 college football season that featured more starts and stops than Los Angeles traffic, there were a handful of near certainties, such as Alabama, Clemson and Ohio State reaching the College Football Playoff. Even a pandemic couldn’t balance power in the most top-heavy sport. Will we finally......

Bama leads steady top 5; Iowa State gets boost

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The top five teams in the penultimate College Football Playoff rankings, released Tuesday, remained unchanged, while Iowa State‘s playoff hopes received a boost and Cincinnati‘s absorbed another blow. Alabama continues to lead off the rankings at No. 1, followed by No. 2 Notre Dame, No. 3 Clemson, No. 4 Ohio......

Indiana-Purdue won’t play for Old Oaken Bucket

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For the first time in more than a century, Indiana and Purdue won’t play for the Old Oaken Bucket. In a joint statement Tuesday, the Hoosiers and Boilermakers announced that they’ve canceled Friday’s scheduled game in Bloomington, Indiana, because of COVID-19 concerns in both programs. The game was originally scheduled......

AP Top 25 college football poll reaction: What’s next for each ranked team?

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The new AP Top 25 college football poll is out, and Alabama remains a unanimous No. 1, with Notre Dame and Ohio State behind the Crimson Tide. Here’s what’s next for each ranked team. No. 1 Alabama (10-0) As the Heisman Trophy race heats up, Alabama has given voters another......

Latest projections for every bowl game, including the College Football Playoff

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10:00 AM ET Kyle Bonagura Close ESPN Staff Writer Covers the Pac-12. Joined ESPN in 2014. Attended Washington State University. Mark Schlabach Close ESPN Senior Writer Senior college football writer Author of seven books on college football Graduate of the University of Georgia With the College Football Playoff selection show......

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