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The 2015 College Football Betting Odds Are Out, And Vegas LOVES Two Schools to Win It All

With only seven months remaining until the 2015 College Football season, Vegas figured Friday the 13th was a good day to kick off the 2015 College Football betting season. Two things become immediately apparent: Vegas is very high on the Buckeyes and the Horned Frogs.

After breaking or tying 74 records during their historic run to the National Championship, the Ohio State Buckeyes are the favorite to win it all next year at +450, with the Horned Frogs of TCU coming in just behind at +800.

The rest of the pack is a collection of familiar faces: (3) Alabama +900, (4) Baylor +1700 (really?!), (5) USC +1800, (6) Auburn +2000, (7) Oregon +2000, (8) Clemson +2400, (9) Michigan State +2400, (10) Oklahoma +2500, (11) UCLA +2500, (12) LSU +2600, (13) Georgia +2900, (14) Florida State +3000, (15) Notre Dame +3400, (16) Mississippi +4000, (17) Oklahoma State +4000, (18) Arkansas +4500, (19) Texas +5000, (20) Stanford +5500, (21) Georgia Tech +6000, (22) Arizona +6500, (23) Arizona State +6500, (24) Florida +6500, (25) Texas A&M +6500.

Only 8 of the top 25 are from the SEC, I guess Vegas isn’t as hot on the SEC as ESPN…but it’s pretty close.

Conference Championship Odds:

The ACC

Clemson +250
Florida State +300
Georgia Tech +400
Louisville +800
Duke +800
Virginia Tech +800
NC State +1000
Miami FL +1500
Pittsburgh +1500
North Carolina +2000
Boston College +3000
Virginia +3000
Syracuse +6000
Wake Forest +6000

The Big Ten

Ohio State -150
Michigan State +300
Wisconsin +800
Nebraska +1100
Minnesota +1200
Michigan +1300
Penn State +1700
Iowa +2200
Rutgers +2500
Maryland +3000
Northwestern +5500
Indiana +6000
Illinois +6000
Purdue +8000

Big 12 Champion

TCU +200
Baylor +225
Oklahoma +500
Oklahoma State +500
Texas +800
Kansas State +1000
West Virginia +1300
Texas Tech +1500
Iowa State +2000
Kansas +8000

Pac-12 Champion

Oregon +200
UCLA +450
USC +450
Arizona +550
Stanford +600
Arizona State +600
Utah +900
California +2000
Washington +3000
Oregon State +4000
Washington State +4000
Colorado +6000

SEC Champion

Alabama +260
Georgia +400
Auburn +400
Mississippi +420
Tennessee +900
LSU +1000
Arkansas +1200
Missouri +1300
Mississippi State +1500
Texas A&M +1500
Florida +2500
South Carolina +2500
Kentucky +7500
Vanderbilt +10000

For full odds (Teams, Futures, Props, Heisman) you can head on over to FOX Sports by clicking HERE

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Five-Star Recruit Soso Jamabo Commits To UCLA Because ‘Asian Girls Everywhere’

Soso Jamabo is a five-star running back out of Plano, Tx. He’s headed out West to play for Jim Mora, and there’s a solid chance he’ll be deleting this tweet as soon as the coaching staff reaches him via text. You may remember Jamabo from last week when he said he was deliberating between University of Phoenix and ITT Tech.

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The line “Asian Girls Everywhere…UCLA” is a shoutout to the Childish Gambino song “You see me”.

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Three Kentucky Football Players Allegedly Break Bottle Over Face of EKU Player in Bar Fight

Colton Scurry, an offensive lineman for Eastern Kentucky, was allegedly beaten up in a bar fight by three as-yet-unconfirmed Kentucky football players at a Richmond, Ky. bar early Sunday morning. An Eastern Kentucky student told NBC affiliate LEX 18 that Scurry was “jumped” by the three players, had a bottle broken over his face, and needed stitches. Kentucky Sports Radio’s Matt Jones passed along this graphic (and currently unconfirmed, though it does look like Scurry) photo of the victim, via East Kentucky Media, after the incident:

The Courier-Journal identifies the three Kentucky players as Drew Barker, Dorian Baker and Tymere Dubose, and cites two witnesses that say Scurry was the aggressor in the fight.

[Photo via LEX 18]

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Iowa Running Backs Ticketed For “Disorderly House” After Inviting Entire Class of 2017 to Party

Jonathan Parker and Akrum Wadley are both running backs for the Iowa Hawkeyes, as well as part of the Class of 2017. Well, these two must be best buds, because both Parker and Wadley threw a party on Saturday night and they invited the entire class. I know what your thinking, nice guys right, a nice party for some classmates. You should know that the official Facebook page of the Iowa Class of 2017 only has 3,847 likes.

You would think that’s a lot of people to invite to a party in Iowa, but in 2013 the University of Iowa was named the nation’s top party school. All Parker and Wadley were trying to do was restore their school to its former party glory. And what did they get for their trouble? Citations for a disorderly house. I must say that the party seemed well worth the measly ticket.

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Cardale Jones is Returning to Ohio State

Cardale Jones, the 3rd string Ohio State quarterback who was dominant against Wisconsin, Alabama and Oregon in the only three starts of his college career, decided to return to Ohio State rather than declare, and will compete for the starting job next year.

Jones, a 22-year old redshirt sophomore for the Buckeyes, is an enticing prospect for NFL teams because he possesses a bazooka for a right arm, and at 6-foot-5 and 250 pounds, he’s a slightly less nimble version of Cam Newton. So his ceiling could be a cross between Joe Flacco and Newton.

He probably would not have been a first round pick, but based on recent draft picks, would also likely not have dropped below the fourth round.

The decision would have been understandable given the competition at Ohio State and the option to go, but this decision will play well with talent evaluators: he was willing to compete, and didn’t want to just rely on three games.

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Ohio State Beats Oregon 42-20, Wins 2014 National Championship

The Ohio State Buckeyes beat the Oregon Ducks 42-20. They are the 1st National Champions of the playoff era, beating the champions of the Pac 12 and the SEC. This is the Big Ten’s first national title since 2002 and just the third since 1970.

Urban Meyer Gatorade bath after National Championship

The Buckeyes rolled on the ground with Ezekiel Elliot who went beastmode rushing for 246 yards and four touchdowns, while the OSU WR’s made huge plays through the air. The only thing Ohio State did not do was hold on to the ball, with four turnovers. That kept the scoreline from being worse. And, yes, that was Cardale Jones, Ohio State’s third-choice quarterback, who had  242 passing yards, 38 rushing yards and two total touchdowns, leading the Buckeyes to 538 total yards and a spot in college football history.

Urban Meyer may not have passed Nick Saban. But, it’s certainly a discussion, after Meyer’s third title at a second school. Scary thought: next year was (and still may be) the year Ohio State’s roster hits peak capacity.

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