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ANN ARBOR, MI - JANUARY 24:  Frank Kaminsky #44 of the Wisconsin Badgers has the ball knocked loose by Aubrey Dawkins #24 of the Michigan Wolverines as Ricky Doyle #32 helps defend during overtime of a Big Ten game at Crisler Arena on January 24, 2015 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Wisconsin defeated Michigan 69-64. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

Undermanned Wolverines Facing Uphill Climb To Make NCAAs

When the clock expired at the end of Michigan’s overtime loss to Wisconsin over the weekend, a significant portion of the crowd at Crisler Center began applauding.

97.1 The Ticket–01/26/2015

ANN ARBOR, MI - JANUARY 24:  Frank Kaminsky #44 of the Wisconsin Badgers has the ball knocked loose by Aubrey Dawkins #24 of the Michigan Wolverines as Ricky Doyle #32 helps defend during overtime of a Big Ten game at Crisler Arena on January 24, 2015 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Wisconsin defeated Michigan 69-64. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

No. 6 Wisconsin Holds Off Michigan, 69-64, In Overtime

The Wolverines tied the game on Derrick Walton’s 3-pointer with 1.3 seconds left in regulation, but the Badgers went right back to their 7-footer, Kaminsky, in overtime.

97.1 The Ticket–01/25/2015

EAST LANSING, MI - DECEMBER 30: Michigan State Spartans head basketball coach Tom Izzo watches the action during the second half of the game against the Maryland Terrapins at the Breslin Center on December 30, 2014 in East Lansing, Michigan. Maryland defeated Michigan State 68-66. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Spartans Can’t Complete Comeback, Lose 79-77 To Huskers

MSU’s Travis Trice scored 23 of his 27 points in the second half, and Denzel Valentine finished with 21. Branden Dawson tied a career-high with 18 rebounds to go with his eight points.

97.1 The Ticket–01/24/2015

Ricky Doyle #32 of the Michigan Wolverines celebrates after scoring against the Illinois Fighting Illini during the second half at Crisler Arena on December 30, 2014 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Doyle scored 13 points in a 73-65 overtime win. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

Michigan Escapes Wild Finish With 56-54 Win Over Northwestern

Freshman Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman nailed a 3-pointer with less than a minute to go, giving Michigan (11-7, 4-2 Big Ten) a 56-52 lead with 1:02 left.

97.1 The Ticket–01/17/2015

ARLINGTON, TX - JANUARY 12:  The Ohio State Buckeyes and the Oregon Ducks look for the coin toss prior to the College Football Playoff National Championship Game at AT&T Stadium on January 12, 2015 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Kevin Jairaj - Pool/Getty Images)

Ohio State Could Fuel Impending Big Ten Renaissance

Ohio State’s thrashing of Oregon in the title game was more than just an ego boost for the Big Ten.

97.1 The Ticket–01/13/2015

Spike Albrecht #2 of the Michigan Wolverines goes to the basket against in FILE photo.  (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

Michigan Rallies For 62-57 Win Over Minnesota

The Wolverines trailed 49-40 after Minnesota’s Nate Mason made 3-pointer with 8:56 remaining, but the Golden Gophers went nearly seven minutes before their next field goal.

97.1 The Ticket–01/10/2015

SANTA CLARA, CA - DECEMBER 05: Marcus Mariota #8 of the Oregon Ducks releases over coverage by Tra'Mayne Bondurant #21 of the Arizona Wildcats during the first half of the PAC-12 Championships at Levi's Stadium on December 5, 2014 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images

Heisman Watch: Oregon’s Marcus Mariota Will Win 2014 Heisman Trophy

Later this week the Heisman Trophy will add one new member to the most exclusive fraternity in sports. It is widely expected that Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota will hear his name announced as the 2014 Heisman Trophy winner, which would make him the first player in program history to win the highest individual honor in college football.

12/11/2014

SANTA CLARA, CA - DECEMBER 05: Marcus Mariota #8 of the Oregon Ducks scrambles in the first half against the Arizona Wildcats during the PAC-12 Championships at Levi's Stadium on December 5, 2014 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)

College Football Spotlight: Stage For Awesome Playoff Set And How The Big 12 Can Join The Fun Next Year

The stage is now set for the first College Football Playoff, and it is going to be fantastic. Unfortunately, somebody had to be left out of the big party, and this year the Big 12 saw not one but two worthy candidates be shutout of the playoff.

12/10/2014

CORVALLIS, OR - NOVEMBER 29: Quarterback Marcus Mariota #8 of the Oregon Ducks hurdles safety Justin Strong #39 of the Oregon State Beavers during the second quarter of the game at Reser Stadium on November 29, 2014 in Corvallis, Oregon. (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images)

Heisman Watch: Conference Championship Games Set Stage For Big Moments From Heisman Favorites

This week’s slate of conference championship games not only serves as an appetizer or opening round to the College Football Playoff, but it doubles as the grand stage for this year’s top Heisman candidates to showcase their stuff and perhaps offer a signature Heisman moment before the votes are due.

12/04/2014

COLUMBUS, OH - NOVEMBER 29: The Ohio State Buckeyes celebrate their 42-28 victory over the Michigan Wolverines by performing their alma mater song Carmen Ohio at Ohio Stadium on November 29, 2014 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

College Football Spotlight: The Playoff Begins Now

The College Football Playoff will determine college football’s first national champion in the new playoff model in January, but the real playoff begins this weekend.

12/02/2014

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