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The Yahoo Sports College Podcast

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

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

iTunes Ratings

280 Ratings
Average Ratings
240
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Well rounded

By Meredith Office - Dec 04 2019
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Come for the chicken wars, stay for the stock tips

Hilarious

By smsmurray - Oct 16 2019
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This podcast breaks the mold of your typical college football (lines/over unders etc)

iTunes Ratings

280 Ratings
Average Ratings
240
12
4
4
20

Well rounded

By Meredith Office - Dec 04 2019
Read more
Come for the chicken wars, stay for the stock tips

Hilarious

By smsmurray - Oct 16 2019
Read more
This podcast breaks the mold of your typical college football (lines/over unders etc)

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The Yahoo Sports College Podcast

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

Rank #1: Week 1 Quick Reactions: Time to Panic In Michigan and Texas?

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Week one of the college football season is in the books. Pat Forde, Pete Thamel and Dan Wetzel share their quick reactions to Texas vs. Maryland, Michigan vs. Notre Dame and the biggest stories from week one.


On the show:

– What's wrong with Texas?

– Is this the beginning of the end for Jim Harbaugh?

– Does Tua Tagovailoa put Alabama over the top?

– The resurgence of the SEC West

– Knee-jerk Heisman overreactions

– The tragedy of Appalachian State vs. Penn State

– Akron ghosting on Nebraska


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Sep 03 2018

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Rank #2: College hoops trial: Notre Dame’s Mike Brey speaks out on the scandal, plus attorney Craig Mordock

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Dan Wetzel follows up on the recent college hoops corruption trial with an interview from defense attorney Craig Mordock, who will represent former University of Arizona assistant basketball coach Emanuel “Book” Richardson. (2:00)


Pete then checks in with Notre Dame basketball head coach Mike Brey, who speaks out about the scandal, Coach K's comments and the future of the sport. (36:00)

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Oct 23 2018

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Rank #3: Michigan-Notre Dame, the Urban Meyer fallout and an interview with Matt Rhule

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The first big weekend of college football is finally here and the guys get into it by talking about Saturday's biggest game: Michigan at Notre Dame. Which program needs it more? And why does Pat liken Michigan's QB situation to Hamburger Helper?


Also on the show:

— The Urban Meyer investigation is over and done with at OSU ... but is it really?

— USC is starting true freshman JT Daniels at QB. It's early, but how does this story end for young JT?

—Washington is visiting Auburn in Atlanta to start the season and bringing the Pac-12's entire reputation with them.

— Miami-LSU and West Virginia-Tennessee. At which game will more alcohol be consumed?

— Pete sits down with Baylor coach Matt Rhule

— The guys talk about the Kentucky home burglary in which a cheese grater was stolen! What's the most random thing you'd think to steal from someone?


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Aug 29 2018

54mins

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Rank #4: Corruption in college hoops trial & Pat Forde sings fight songs

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Dan, Pat and Pete are back with some interesting news on the college athletics front. Dan joins the show live from New York at the site of the college basketball federal corruption trial, where he’s reporting on a sport-wide scandal involving “strippers and prostitutes,” among other recruiting violations. (2:00) The guys take a look at the trial’s most scandalous stories to come out thus far and how it will impact the sport and the schools involved. The show ends on a lighter note, as Pat expounds on his recent column about the worst college fight songs (38:00), giving his renditions of “Boomer Sooner,” “Oksee Wow Wow” and other questionable school tunes.

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Oct 03 2018

47mins

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Rank #5: How an expanded college playoff could make the regular season more meaningful

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With such a dreadful slate of games coming up in Week 4, Dan Wetzel, Pat Forde & Pete Thamel discuss potential changes to the College Football Playoff system, and how expanding the playoffs would make the regular season more meaningful (11:00); Reaction to Urban Meyer’s latest media misstep (19:30); Did UNT leave their guy out there as a sitting duck? (23:00); South Dakota State obliterated Arkansas-Pine Bluff 90-6 over the weekend - Is it fair game? (35:00); An interview with Boston College head coach Steve Addazio (46:00); And more.

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Sep 19 2018

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Rank #6: College hoops scandal update & Can OSU get back in the hunt?

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Dan and Pete are back with the latest in the college sports world, including the ever-important College Football Playoff rankings.


The guys give their thoughts on the latest rankings and wonder if Ohio State even has a chance to make the Top 4 (4:00)


Dan and Pete break important news in the college basketball corruption case (12:00)


They wonder why college football isn’t popular in the Northeast (25:00)


Auburn says they’ll retain head coach Gus Malzahn (32:00)


And important news from the animal kingdom, which includes dogs on planes and Air Force’s mascot Aurora The Falcon (37:00)

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Nov 07 2018

37mins

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Rank #7: Shocking Week 4 upsets & a potential dumpster fire brewing at Tennessee

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Week 4 of the college football season provided matchups with startling results and a few major upsets. Pat and Pete look back at the most shocking outcomes of the weekend, including Oregon’s devastating collapse to Stanford (8:00); The guys debate which draft eligible QB they would take right now (13:00); Week 1 was filled with overreactions, so now, which overreaction do they regret the most? (18:00); After Jeremy Pruitt threw one of his players under the bus, many are wondering if the drama at Tennessee is more than simple miscommunication and instead a first-year coach dumpster fire waiting to happen (23:00); Plus, the guys reminisce about their least-favorite drives from reporting on the road (29:00).

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Sep 24 2018

34mins

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Rank #8: Week 2 Recap: Worst B1G loss, weirdness in Florida & James Franklin's 4th Qtr

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Some interesting story lines are already beginning to unfold after Week 2 of the college football season. Pat Forde, Pete Thamel and Dan Wetzel look back on the games and discuss some bizarre happenings in Florida, including a major meltdown on the field -- and in Pat's Twitter feed (4:00); Which Big Ten team had the worst loss of the week? (10:00); Penn State coach James Franklin added insult to injury with an eyebrow-raising call while pummeling Pitt (21:00); A way-too-early list of potential Heisman candidates (28:00); A quick dive into the listener mailbag, plus much more.

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Sep 10 2018

34mins

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Rank #9: Anchorman fights & who deserves the 4th playoff spot?

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On this edition of the Overreaction Monday Podcast, Dan Wetzel, Pete Thamel and SI’s Pat Forde don’t waste any time and debate which team currently deserves the final playoff spot assuming LSU, Ohio State and Clemson hold serve. Is the PAC 12 officially out following Oregon’s loss to ASU? (00:26)


What is USC to do with Clay Helton after the Trojans 52-35 rout of UCLA? (13:10) As for actual coaching searches, Schiano Sunday had a different meaning the second time around. Pete has the latest out of New Jersey as Greg Schiano and Rutgers fail to reach an agreement for him to become the program’s next head coach. (18:13)


Up next, Pat, Pete and Dan recap Ohio State’s huge 28-17 win over Penn State. More importantly, the guys dive into the tale of the tape between ESPN’s College Gameday crew and Fox’s pregame team to play out who would win in a battle royale fight. (28:45)


Lastly, Dan has an update on Randy Edsall’s bonus money as well as news from the front-lines of the Chicken War. (41:34) The guys also hand out their weekly Heisman winners. (43:57)

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Nov 25 2019

53mins

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Rank #10: Week 6 overreactions & which college player would make the best UFC fighter?

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Dan Wetzel, Pat Forde & Pete Thamel are back with their overreactions from Week 6 of the college football season. But first, Dan gives his firsthand account of this weekend’s UFC madness and asks, which college player would make the best UFC fighter? (10:00); The guys react to Texas winning the Red River shootout (14:00); Notre Dame keeps on rolling (28:00); Georgia Tech’s 66-31 beatdown over Louisville (39:00) And small sample size Heisman winners (44:00).

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Oct 08 2018

48mins

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Rank #11: Week 7 overreactions: LSU upsets Georgia, Wisconsin is a fraud & lawnmower attacks

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Dan, Pat and Pete are back to do what they do best and overreact to a chaotic Week 7 of the college football season.


What does LSU’s stunning upset of Georgia mean for the college playoff picture and do the Tigers have a shot to beat Alabama? (3:00); Wisconsin proves to be a total fraud and “downright disgrace” after losing to Michigan (14:00); Is an ejection really the right penalty for a targeting call? (22:00); Which team’s band pulled off the more impressive half-time feat: Ohio State’s flossing stick figures or Iowa State’s dinosaur costumes? (25:00);


We lose a listener of the show (to prison) thanks to a tragic lawnmower accident (28:00); Who is the small sample size Heisman winner for the week? (32:00); And the guys close out the show by saying something nice about someone… sorta.

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Oct 15 2018

39mins

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Rank #12: America’s new team, Toledo coach Jason Candle & pumpkin spice everything

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Why Boise State could be America’s college football team this year (2:00); LSU coach Ed Orgeron has his chance to silence his doubters… including some on this podcast (11:00); Is the timing of the Hawaii Army game completely unfair? (21:00) The biggest pregame drinking mismatch (24:30); A rematch between Texas and USC (27:40); The guys dub one ACC coach “marital Yoda” after hearing his hilarious marriage advice (30:00); Are head coaches overrated on game day? (35:00); This pumpkin spice thing is really getting out of control (37:00) And Pete sits down with Toledo head coach Jason Candle (45:00).

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Sep 12 2018

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Rank #13: Kyler Murray or Dwayne Haskins? Questioning Zion Williamson’s star power & AAF hot takes

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Dan, Pat & Pete are back with the latest in the college sports world, including Kyler Murray’s decision to focus on NFL and if he’ll make it as a star QB (2:00);

Who’s the better draft pick, Murray or Ohio State’s Dwayne Haskins? (14:00);

Reasons to love the AFF (27:00);

The biggest problem with college hoops right now (32:00);

Growing skepticism over Zion Williamson’s ability to translate to an NBA star (38:00);

And the best true crime story of the week (52:00)

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Feb 13 2019

57mins

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Rank #14: Winners & losers of college hoops scandal + Nick Bosa walks away from Ohio State

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Dan, Pat and Pete are back to wrap up the final day of evidentiary hearings in the college basketball corruption trial, which included some interesting taped phone calls from coaches and players.


The guys react to the wiretaps involving top-five prospect Zion Willamson and what it means for Duke, Kansas and the NCAA (2:00);


Dan poses an important question: Would the NCAA even dare to investigate Williamson and Duke? (21:00);


Pat calls out Mike Krzyzewski for not taking a stand in the scandal, despite him being the undisputed leader of the college coaching fraternity (34:00);


Plus, they debate whether Nick Bosa made the right decision by walking away from his career at Ohio State to focus on preparing for the NFL Draft. (46:00)

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Oct 17 2018

55mins

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Rank #15: National Championship Game overreactions to Clemson's beatdown of Alabama

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Pete and Pat are back to recap National Championship game and react to Clemson beating Bama.

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Jan 08 2019

41mins

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Rank #16: Week 10 overreactions: Who has the best shot of beating Alabama?

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Dan, Pat & Pete are back to overreact to Week 10 of the college football season.


After an over-hyped matchup between LSU and Alabama, the guys debate whether anyone can beat the Tide (5:00)


Did Coach Orgeron throw his players under the bus during his postgame presser (10:00)


After Kanas announced it will fire head coach David Beaty at the end of the season, who are the potential candidates to replace him? (28:00)


Pat pledges to get to the bottom of a near-death accident involving Air Force’s falcon mascot (35:00)


The guys give their small sample size Heisman winners (39:00)


And Pat has a meltdown over the outcome of the Broncos game right before they close the show by saying something nice (43:00)

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Nov 05 2018

47mins

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Rank #17: Race for the Case: Week 6 picks & will an undefeated team go down?

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The stakes are raised heading into Week 6 of the college football season, as Pat and Pete agree to new terms for their picks.


This week's slate of games:

Texas @ Oklahoma (-7)

LSU @ Florida (+3)

Notre Dame (-6) @ VA Tech

Arizona State @ Colorado (-3)

Kentucky @ Texas A&M (-5)


And as always, Pat and Pete give their "locks of the week."


Have a beer you'd like to recommend or a game you want them to pick in a future podcast? Leave either in a review and we'll try to get to as many as we can. Thanks for listening!

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Oct 05 2018

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Rank #18: Shaka Smart talks LeBron James, college basketball corruption & Texas hoops

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Pete Thamel sits down for a one-on-one interview with Longhorns basketball coach Shaka Smart and they look back on how his coaching career brought him to Texas. They discuss his experience coaching LeBron James and how much Smart learned from James (2:00); Living off $4 foot-longs from Subway and $45 a week during his first coaching job (7:00); How he helped grow the college basketball program at VCU (16:00); A look at his Longhorns team heading into the upcoming season (23:00); And the state of college hoops in 2018.

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Sep 14 2018

33mins

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Rank #19: 2018 College Football Bowl Game Extravaganza: Part 2 + Signing Day recap

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Pat and Pete are back with their picks and previews for Part 2 of the 2018 College Football Bowl Game Extravaganza.


But first, in light of last week’s Early Signing Day period, the guys start off with a quick recap of some major moves (2:00)


They move on to the bowl previews for each of the post-Christmas bowl games, starting with the First Responder Bowl on Dec. 26 (18:00)


They give picks for each of the following bowl games, all the way up to the New Year’s Six games.


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Dec 24 2018

58mins

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Rank #20: Urban Meyer to SC, Texas is Back, & Other 2019 Storylines We Love

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Dan Wetzel, Pete Thamel, and Pat Forde are BACK. In this episode, the guys dive into can’t-miss storylines heading into 2019. It’s not if, but when will USC send Clay Helton packing. Will Urban Meyer be his replacement? (9:58) Pete then asks Pat and Dan if they would take Clemson & Alabama or the field for the national championship. (23:45) They then turn to the Big 10 and preview the new-look Wolverines and Buckeyes. (28:02) Is Texas finally…back? Or will OU repeat in the Big 12? (38:16) The guys wrap the show smothered and covered by heading to the SEC and debating if Gus Malzahn has the hottest seat in the nation. (42:31)

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Aug 14 2019

52mins

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