Larry Ness

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Larry Ness

  • College Football Picks: 2008 Heisman Top 10 rankings after Week 11

    2008 Heisman Trophy Top 10 Update after Week 11 By Larry Ness Pregame Pros Handicapper 1) GRAHAM HARRELL (Texas Tech) Last Week: 2. Harrell threw for five TDs and 646 yards in Stillwater last year (the fourth-best passing game in major college football...
  • College Football Picks: 2008 Heisman Top 10 rankings after Week 13

    2008 Heisman Trophy Top 10 Update after Week 13 By Larry Ness Pregame Pros Handicapper 1) SAM BRADFORD (Oklahoma) Last Week: 2. This past Saturday night in Norman, Oklahoma's Bradford threw 19 passes while Texas Tech's Harrell attempted 55 and...
  • College Football Picks: 2008 Heisman Top 10 rankings after Week 8

    2008 Heisman Trophy Top 10 Update after Week 8 By Larry Ness Pregame Pros Handicapper 1) COLT MCCOY (Texas) Last Week: 3. Just two weeks ago, the Longhorns were No. 5 in the AP poll but consecutive wins over Oklahoma 45-35 and Missouri 56-31 have seen...
  • College Football Picks: 2008 Heisman Top 10 rankings after Week 10

    2008 Heisman Trophy Top 10 Update after Week 10 By Larry Ness Pregame Pros Handicapper 1) SAM BRADFORD (Oklahoma) Last Week: 2. Remember when the Nebraska/Oklahoma game meant something special? A week after Oklahoma 'exploded' for 55 points...
  • College Football Picks: BCS or Bust for Top Teams

    Michael Crabtree and unbeaten Texas Tech are still running toward a BCS berth Texas, No. 1 in all three polls (AP, Harris and Coaches'), was a clear-cut number No.1 in the season's first BCS standings, which were released last Sunday (note: AP...
  • College Football Picks: 2008 Heisman Top 10 rankings after Week 9

    2008 Heisman Trophy Top 10 Update after Week 9 By Larry Ness Pregame Pros Handicapper 1) COLT MCCOY (Texas) Last Week: 1. The top-five teams in the nation did not change in either the AP poll or the latest BCS standings and following suit, I've made...
  • College Football Picks: Will more unbeaten teams fall this week?

    Will Texas become the next unbeaten to fall? By Larry Ness Pregame Pros Handicapper Three of the AP's top-four teams lost last weekend (No. 1 Oklahoma, No. 3 Missouri and No. 4 LSU). That marked the second time that had happened on the same weekend...
  • College Football Picks: 2008 Heisman Top 10 rankings after Week 12

    2008 Heisman Trophy Top 10 Update after Week 12 By Larry Ness Pregame Pros Handicapper 1) GRAHAM HARRELL (Texas Tech) Last Week: 1. Texas Tech followed its dramatic 39-33 win over Texas on November 1 with a convincing 56-20 win over Oklahoma State on...
  • MLB's Second-Half

    The NL ended a 13-year drought with a 3-1 win in Tuesday's 2010 All Star game. The senior circuit had lost 12 consecutive games to the AL since its last win (in 1996) plus there was that infamous 7-7 tie game in 2002. Atlanta's Brian McCann hit...
  • Heisman Watch (11/24)

    The 2009 Heisman race was never expected to include more than three players, 2008 winner Sam Bradford, 2008 runner-up Colt McCoy and 2007 winner Tim Tebow (Tebow also received more first-place votes in 2008 than either Bradford or McCoy). Bradford basically...
  • College Football Picks: Big Game Saturday is Calm Before the Storm

    By Larry Ness Pregame Pros Handicapper The CFB weekend began on Tuesday, as it so often does these days, and the first important game of the weekend was played Wednesday night in Mount Pleasant, Michigan. If Ball State's 31-24 win over Central Michigan...
  • College Football Picks: 2008 Heisman Top 10 rankings after Week 6

    2008 Heisman Trophy Top 10 Update after Week 6 By Larry Ness Pregame Pros Handicapper 1) CHASE DANIEL (Missouri) Last Week: 1. The Tigers ended two long road losing streaks on their march to the Big 12 North title last year, winning at Colorado for...
  • CBB’s ‘Nationwide Tour’ (CBI, CIT & NIT)

    The 2011 Final 4 from Houston will not have a single No. 1 seed participating for just the third time since seeding began back in 1979. The other years were 1980 and 2006 with both of those Final 4s being held at Indianapolis (funny how that kind of stuff...
  • NBA Playoffs Journal (June 9)

    Game 5 of the NBA Finals is set for 9:00 ET on ABC. One could argue that the Heat look like the better team but Miami sure hasn’t been able to close out games. The Mavs outscored the Heat 21-9 over the final 10:12 of Tuesday’s Game 4, giving them an 86...
  • NBA Playoffs Journal (June 12)

    Miami won 92-84 in Game 1 of this year’s NBA Finals but then the next three games were decided by three points or less. The last time three consecutive games of an NBA Finals had been decided by three points or less came way back in 1948. That the set...
  • College Football Picks: 2008 Heisman Top 10 rankings after Week 7

    2008 Heisman Trophy Top 10 Update after Week 7 By Larry Ness Pregame Pros Handicapper 1) SAM BRADFORD (Oklahoma) Last Week: 2. Oklahoma and Texas combined for 80 points, breaking the record for most points in the 103 games of this rivalry. The bad...
  • 2011 NBA Finals and the 2-3-2 format

    The Spurs (the West’s No. 1 seed) got ‘bounced’ in the first round of this year’s postseason and the Bulls (the overall No. 1 seed) were eliminated in the conference finals by the Heat. That means that just two teams with the league’s best regular season...
  • NBA Playoff Journal (4/28)

    It was another busy night in the NBA Playoffs on Tuesday. The Cavs and Celtics closed out their respective series 4-1 in the East, while the Mavs 'stayed alive' in their series with the Spurs with an impressive home win and the Lakers took a 3...
  • NFL's Final Four:

    The NFL conducted a season-long celebration of the 50th anniversary of the AFL during the 2009 season, as most know. Using simple math, one didn't have to attend Ohio University to realize that since the AFL began in 1960 and the first year of the...
  • Heisman Watch 10/4/2009

    The 2009 Heisman race opened with Bradford, McCoy and Tebow all alone in a three-man contest. However, Bradford went down with an injury on September 5 (has yet to return). McCoy has been less than spectacular (although he's been very good) and while...
  • NBA Playoffs Journal (June 5)

    Dwayne Wade knocked down a three-pointer with just over seven minutes to go In Thursday’s Game 2, giving the Heat an 88-73 lead at the end of a 13-0 run. The basket gave Wade 36 points for the game but he never scored again and the Heat were outscored...
  • CFB Notes (Army/Navy and the Heisman)

    The final regular season game of the 2010 college football season is set for 2:30 ET from Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia. It's the 111th meeting between Army and Navy, a series which began in 1890 (wasn't there for that one). Army has...
  • 2011-12 Bowl Season Preview (Part I)

    Boise State coach Chris Petersen unleashed his frustration with the BCS on Monday. His 11-1 Broncos finished No. 7 in the final BCS standings but were left out of all five of the BCS Bowls (national championship game plus the Fiesta, Orange, Rose and...
  • Bowl Journal (Dec 23)

    They are called minor bowls for a reason. The bowl schedule now features 34 games which means 64 schools are participating. With that many bowl openings, there almost has to be, by very definition, room for some schools which would qualify for the "cash...
  • Bowl Journal (Jan 4)

    The current bowl season really 'heated up' this past weekend with five games apiece on Thursday (Dec 31), Friday (Jan 1) and Saturday (Jan 2), before yielding to the NFL's final Sunday of the regular season. The 2009-10 bowl season concludes...