College Football Saturday Week 8 Picks

Week 8 of College Football 2016 is here, and so is Sports & Swag’s College Football Saturday Week 8 Picks. And, what a Saturday it should be, especially in the SEC. Three games between ranked teams, including sixth-ranked Texas A&M visiting top-ranked Alabama. I’ll give you my take on all three of those games, my Road Dog of the Week, and two other games from around the country. Last week, we went 4-2 against the number, losing with Ole Miss and Ohio State. We did get the Road Dog of…

College Football Saturday Picks – Week 3

Sportsandswag.com College Football Saturday Picks are back, and what a Saturday it should be! The top 3 teams in the AP and Coaches poll all have true road tests against ranked opponents. First time that’s happened in the history of the poll. If, all three lose, what a Shakeup that would be in the national landscape. But, the impact could be bigger for teams like Oklahoma and Ole Miss if they lose, because at this point they would likely be out of the College Football Playoff picture.  Now, onto my…

Ben Simmons’ big mistake? Signing with LSU

Normally, I would applaud a player the caliber of Ben Simmons signing with a program like LSU. Especially, when he had offers from from the elite of the elite in college hoops. Kentucky, Kansas, and Duke all made scholarship offers to the 6′-10″ phenom from Australia. But, Simmons picked LSU. Not that the Bayou Bengals don’t have a nice tradition in hoops of their own. After all, ‘Pistol’ Pete Maravich, a guy named Shaq, another guy named ‘Big Baby’, Chris Jackson (Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf) and many others that went on to…

Critical Weekend for SEC in Big 12 vs SEC Challenge

In a lot of ways, SEC Hoops has finally seemed to turn the corner from years of mediocrity. In recent year’s, Kentucky and Florida were the only teams of any relevance when it came to it’s performance in the NCAA Tournament. Last season, saw the SEC receive five bids (Kentucky, Florida, Georgia, LSU, Ole Miss). This season the league seems likely to get four. There is still plenty of time for there to be more, or less. Any push to secure more bids starts today when some of the SEC’s…

Could Braxton Miller STILL leave Ohio State for the SEC?

Urban Meyer, has come out and said that Braxton Miller is coming back. Meyer went as far to say, that Miller would not be making a positional change and would remain a quarterback. The Father of fellow Ohio State QB, JT Barrett expects Miller back also. He went as far to say, that Miller should not only be a quarterback, but he should be the starter. Even over his Son, who became the starter after Miller went down to injury last season, and Cardale Jones, who led the Buckeyes to…

March Madness: Cauley-Stein helps Kentucky Wildcats get their mojo back…….

SEC Quarterfinals: Kentucky 85  LSU 67 Kentucky head coach, John Calipari, said his young Wildcats needed to get their mojo back, and at least for one night at the SEC Tournament in Atlanta, they did. The Wildcats, who have not been the juggernaut most people predicted they would be before the season, came into the tournament losers of 3 of their last 4 games. Then, there was Friday’s quarterfinal matchup against LSU. The two teams split the regular season series. Each team winning at home, but Kentucky escaped with only…