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Yahoo Sports experts Dan Wetzel, Pete Thamel & SI's Pat Forde break down the latest NCAA news from the football field to the basketball court.

Yahoo Sports experts Dan Wetzel, Pete Thamel & SI's Pat Forde break down the latest NCAA news from the football field to the basketball court.

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Yahoo Sports experts Dan Wetzel, Pete Thamel & SI's Pat Forde break down the latest NCAA news from the football field to the basketball court.

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English


Episodes

New Pac-12 commissioner, picking CFP underdogs, fixing CFB scheduling

5/13/2021
Dan Wetzel and SI’s Pat Forde march on without the vacationing Pete Thamel on this edition of the podcast. The guys draft teams outside of the preseason top-5 that have the best shot at making the College Football Playoff in 2021. The Pac-12 went way out of the box and finally hired a new replacement for embattled Larry Scott. What is George Kliavkoff bringing to the table? Pat and Dan also take a crack at the NCAA for canceling the Baton Rouge golf regional before asking if a college...

Duration:00:59:21

Mark Emmert the savior, leaving D-1 athletics debate, worst toilets in the power five

5/11/2021
Dan Wetzel, Pete Thamel and SI’s Pat Forde try to recap the New York Times piece on Mark Emmert and NIL laws without laughing…I guess better late than never, Mark. The guys also debate who made the smart move between Hartford leaving D-1 athletics and UC-Riverside staying. Will this be a new trend moving forward? Pete wraps the pod with quite the story from his recent travels around college football facilities… See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:48:34

Saban vs Fisher, Georgia NIL bill, Notre Dame billboards

5/8/2021
Dan Wetzel, Pete Thamel and SI's Pat Forde are a day late but still bring the heat with this jampacked podcast. The guys are contractually obligated to start with SEC coach fights when they occur, and this time we have a heavyweight bout on our hands. Will A&M ever overtake Bama for the top spot in the SEC West? We have another example of why the NCAA made a huge mistake leaving name, image and likeness legislation to the states. Georgia placed a clause in their bill this week stating...

Duration:00:56:08

2021 NFL Draft recap, more CFP expansion talk, P.J. Fleck interview

5/3/2021
Alas, Soup and Sandwich did not win the Kentucky Derby, but we press on here at the Yahoo Sports College Podcast. Dan Wetzel, Pete Thamel and SI's Pat Forde recap the rest of the NFL Draft from this past weekend. Who will be a late-round sleeper that will star in the league? SI's Ross Dellenger wrote a great piece taking us inside the last 27 months of College Football Playoff expansion talks. When is the earliest we could see an expanded field? Minnesota head coach P.J. Fleck joins the...

Duration:01:04:20

2021 NFL Draft First Round Recap

4/30/2021
Trevor Lawrence, Zach Wilson and… Trey Lance? The trio of Dan Wetzel, Pete Thamel and SI’s Pat Forde recorded the late-night draft recap you have been waiting for. The guys also break down Urban Meyer’s first draft haul…will he add Tim Tebow to the squad as well? And whatever you do, stick around for Pat’s hysterical rant on awful Kentucky Derby horse names from the past…we promise you won’t regret it. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:59:36

Playoff expansion coming, 2021 NFL Draft preview

4/27/2021
We saw a Friday news dump for the ages from the CFP last week. Dan Wetzel, Pete Thamel and SI’s Pat Forde dive into the 63 different ways Bill Hancock and company are reviewing for an expanded playoff. What is the best path forward for the sport? John Wilner of The Mercury News broke the story this week at the Pac-12 could hire two commissioners to replace Larry Scott? Is that a smart move? Pat, Pete and Dan also look ahead to this weekend’s NFL Draft. Which top QB prospect is most likely...

Duration:00:51:33

Forming the worst possible super league & is a split from the NCAA coming?

4/21/2021
Dan Wetzel, Pete Thamel and SI’s Pat Forde debate if a college “Super League” made up of power five schools would ever split off from the NCAA? The guys also form the worst possible league made up of schools from around the country… Also on the docket…was Alex Smith the most influential college QB of this century? And should you eat your fellow astronaut if you get stranded on Mars? See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:01:07:04

All-Juice team with Eric Edholm, Drafting CFB Super League

4/20/2021
Our late colleague Terez Paylor always compiled a list of All-Juice college players ahead of each NFL Draft he covered in his career. Yahoo Sports expert Eric Edholm has kept the tradition alive and joins the pod to break down the 2021 members of the All-Juice team. Dan Wetzel, Pete Thamel and SI’s Pat Forde then draft college football’s version of the massive realignment going on in European soccer. Which elite programs would break away from the NCAA for a money grab? The guys also have...

Duration:00:59:06

The new transfer rule & recruiting, Trevor Lawrence profile, Eddie George headed to FCS

4/14/2021
The NCAA D1 council is expected to pass the one-time transfer rule by the end of the week. Dan Wetzel, Pete Thamel and SI’s Pat Forde break down how this change will affect the recruiting landscape. A few interesting quotes from Sports Illustrated’s profile of Trevor Lawrence made the rounds on social media this week. How will his unique style mesh with his next head coach, Urban Meyer? At the FCS level, Eddie George was named Tennessee State’s head coach. Will the trend of hiring former...

Duration:00:54:17

USC football intruder, which programs will benefit the most from NIL rule changes?

4/12/2021
UCF & FSU both came out with game-changing name, image and likeness initiatives over the weekend. Dan Wetzel, Pete Thamel and SI’s Pat Forde list schools that will benefit the most from the impending rule changes allowing athletes to profit off of their likeness. The guys also debate which female sport can make the next leap in popularity in the coming years. USC reportedly had quite the break-in over the weekend as an intruder may have taken part in football practice... just how true is...

Duration:01:02:17

Sean Miller out at Arizona, NIL rules, worst college towns in America

4/9/2021
After 12 seasons, Arizona has finally parted ways with embattled head coach Sean Miller. Dan Wetzel, Pete Thamel & SI’s Pat Forde pick his likely replacement while lambasting the current trend of hiring under-qualified alumni for open positions. A recent report from Sportico highlighted the absurd amounts of money college football coaches make from side hustles. The guys have a deep discussion on name, image and likeness rules and how they will affect college athletics as a whole. What...

Duration:00:58:59

National Title overreaction: Baylor bounces Gonzaga

4/6/2021
Pete Thamel and SI’s Pat Forde recap the Gonzaga vs Baylor National Championship late-night from inside the bubble. How did Baylor dismantle Gonzaga? Will the Zags bounce back next March? Pat & Pete also react to North Carolina's hire of Hubert Davis to replace Roy Williams. Can Davis be the next Juwan Howard and lead his alma mater back to glory? See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:51:13

Final Four preview, NCAA v. Alston Supreme Court case

4/1/2021
The NCAA went to Washington on Wednesday to face the Supreme Court in the ongoing NCAA v. Alston case regarding amateurism in collegiate athletics. When can we expect a ruling and just how messy could this get? Dan Wetzel, Pete Thamel & SI's Pat Forde also preview the Final Four weekend. Will we finally get to see the massive Baylor vs Gonzaga showdown? The trio also takes a stab at Texas basketball's next hire before diving into Trevor Lawrence's luxurious wedding registry. See...

Duration:01:21:08

Sweet 16 betting preview, Mark Emmert & the Suez Canal

3/25/2021
Before they pick every single sweet sixteen matchup against the spread, Dan Wetzel, Pete Thamel and SI's Pat Forde project a landing spot for Loyola Chicago coach Porter Moser. The trio also skewers Mark Emmert for his many missteps while also lambasting the poor bastard that got his ship stuck in the Suez Cannel. We promise....we do pick the games eventually. Can the Pac-12 keep it rolling? See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:54:44

March Madness Overreaction

3/24/2021
What a wonderful weekend of cinderellas, new bloods and disappointments. Dan Wetzel, Pete Thamel and SI’s Pat Forde recap the craziest opening round in March Madness history. From the upsets to the upsetting Big Ten, the guys cover it all. Can the FBI take credit for some of the madness over the weekend? See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:01:16:53

Picking the first round of March Madness, Hoosiers coaching search

3/18/2021
March Madness is finally upon us once again! Dan Wetzel, Pete Thamel, SI’s Pat Forde pick every game in the opening round of the NCAA tournament. We are your guide to filling out your bracket and taking home the title. (22:38) Make sure to stick around for Indiana coaching candidates and favorite lines from BetMGM ahead of this weekend as well. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:01:00:34

March Madness: Instant bracket reaction

3/15/2021
Dan Wetzel, Pete Thamel & SI’s Pat Forde taped a late-night, beer-fueled edition of the Yahoo Sports College Podcast for your listening pleasure. The guys go through each region to break down the favorites and the bracket busters before projecting their Final Four teams. Don't forget to play this year’s Yahoo Fantasy 50-K Tourney Pick’em contest for your chance to win cold hard cash as well. The bracket with the highest score will win the Grand Prize of ten thousand dollars and a Las Vegas...

Duration:01:14:38

Conference weekend gambling guide, COVID forces Duke out of the tournament

3/12/2021
Dan Wetzel, Pete Thamel, and SI’s Pat Forde react to blue-bloods falling out of March Madness as Kentucky and Duke are set to miss out for the first time in decades. The guys also get you set for a weekend of wagers by picking each conference tournament. Make sure to play this year’s Yahoo Fantasy 50-K Tourney Pick’em contest for your chance to win cold hard cash as well. The bracket with the highest score will win the Grand Prize of ten thousand dollars and a Las Vegas getaway. It is free...

Duration:00:58:07

Les Miles out at Kansas, Rush Propst rats out Bama & UGA, Eyes of Texas report

3/9/2021
Dan Wetzel, Pete Thamel and SI’s Pat Forde teach a master class on investigative reporting as audio surfaced this week featuring embattled high school coach Rush Propst accusing Georgia and Alabama of paying recruits. Will this lead to NCAA sanctions? Les Miles was let go this week after sexual assault allegations surfaced from his time coaching LSU. How does AD Jeff Long still have a job at KU? We also chat the report the University of Texas released on the Eyes of Texas alma mater as...

Duration:00:53:49

Overtime Elite League vs College Basketball, coaching carousel, attack of the Louisiana swamp rats

3/5/2021
The New York Times featured the Overtime Elite League this week. The new professional league is set to pay high school athletes $100,000 along with a few other flashy perks. Will Overtime Elite be a true threat to college basketball? Pete Thamel wrote a piece on Yahoo this week that breaks down the college basketball coaching carousel. What will happen at Arizona and Georgetown? Finally, a perfect Yahoo Sports College podcast story was presented to us from the state of Louisiana as...

Duration:00:58:37