Posts tagged ESPN

Duane Rankin’s Week 13 forecast

   November 20, 2012 6:42 pm    0

Here are three college football games worth watching in Week 13. Game of the week: No. 1 Notre Dame Fighting Irish (11-0) at USC Trojans (7-4, 5-4 Pac-12), Saturday, 8 p.m., WJET (ABC). Pregame rant: This is pretty simple. The Irish win, they’re playing for a national title. Notre Dame hasn’t won it all since…

 

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Duane Rankin’s Week 11 forecast

   November 7, 2012 12:03 am    0

Here are three college football games worth watching in Week 11. Game of the week: No. 15 Texas A&M Aggies (7-2, 4-2 SEC) at No. 1 Alabama Crimson Tide (9-0, 6-0 SEC), Saturday, 3:30 p.m., WSEE (CBS) Pregame rant: Texas A&M has won seven of its last eight games since losing its opener. The Aggies’…

 

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Duane Rankin’s Week 9 forecast

   October 22, 2012 11:56 pm    0

Here are three college football games worth watching in Week 9. Game of the week: No. 5 Notre Dame Fighting Irish (7-0) at No. 8 Oklahoma Sooners (5-1, 3-1 Big 12), Saturday, 8 p.m., WJET (ABC) Pregame rant: This is the Irish’s toughest test yet. Oklahoma’s lone loss was to No. 4 Kansas State, which…

 

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Duane Rankin’s Week 7 forecast

   October 9, 2012 10:52 am    0

Here are three games worth watching in Week 7. Game of the week: No. 17 Stanford Cardinal (4-1, 2-1 Pac-12) at No. 7 Notre Dame Fighting Irish, (5-0), Saturday, 3:30 p.m., WICU (NBC). Pregame rant: The Irish have an offensive-minded coach in Brian Kelly, but have relied on their defense to win games. Allowing 7.78…

 

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Duane Rankin’s Week 5 forecast

   September 24, 2012 10:02 pm    0

Here are three games worth watching in Week 5. Game of the week: No. 14 Ohio State Buckeyes (4-0) at No. 20 Michigan State Spartans (3-1), Saturday, 3:30 p.m., WJET (ABC) Pregame rant: First road of the season won’t be an easy one for the Buckeyes in their Big Ten opener. How well sophomore quarterback…

 

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Duane Rankin’s Week 1 forecast….

   August 29, 2012 10:11 pm    0

The college football season is here. So you already know the deal. Let’s get to predicting, shall we? These games are worth watching: No. 24 Boise State at No. 13 Michigan State (Friday, 8 p.m., ESPN). Pregame rant: Since stunning Oklahoma in the 2007 Fiesta Bowl, the Broncos have been giant killers. They’ve recently had…

 

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Duane Rankin’s Bowl Week 1 outlook…

   December 16, 2011 11:10 pm    0

Too many bowl games. Too many sponsors with long names. I want a playoff system, but it’s not happening. Too bad. What do I get in return? A slew of bowl games that are too tough to call sometimes, but if you think you’re better than me, enter my sixth BCS bowl contest on ESPN.com…

 

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Rush on Penn State situation: “In complete shock and disbelief.”

   November 8, 2011 11:09 pm    0

Earlier today, Duane Rankin caught up with former Penn State player Charles Rush (2001-05), an Erie native and Cathedral Prep graduate, and asked him about the Penn State situation involving former assistant Jerry Sandusky. Sandusky has been indicted on charges of sexually abusing eight boys over 15 years. “I’d say I’m just I’m in complete…

 

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Duane Rankin’s Week 8 recap, Week 9 forecast…

   October 28, 2011 7:49 pm    0

Let us recap Week 8, shall we? No. 12 Wisconsin (6-1, 2-1 Big Ten) at No. 9 Michigan State (6-1, 3-0 Big Ten) Pregame rant: Michigan State has the tough team, the tough head coach in Mark Dantonio and it’s got the Badgers in its backyard. Here’s the problem for the Spartans.  Not only can…

 

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Lock Haven’s losing ways makes ESPN….

   October 15, 2011 5:16 pm    0

Freelance writer Doug Williams wrote a story for ESPN.com about Lock Haven having the nation’s longest active losing skid regardless of division. The Bald Eagles (0-6, 0-4) lost their 38th consecutive game today, 37-13, at Gannon. They haven’t won since 2007. Lock Haven had minus-15 yards rushing on 36 carries against the Knights (3-4, 2-2…

 

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