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Bovada puts FSU’s BCS title odds even with Oregon’s, just behind Bama’s


The gambling public, in addition to the lopsided odds set for the matchup of Top-10 unbeatens, has apparently taken notice of the dominant run Florida State’s been on the past couple of weeks.

In the last set of odds for the 2013 BCS title we posted here two weeks ago, the Seminoles were at 12/1, the same number as Baylor and Clemson and behind Alabama (7/4), Oregon (11/5) and Ohio State (6/1).  After beating Clemson and two other ACC opponents by a combined score of 163-31 the past three weeks, those odds have climbed significantly for FSU.

The ‘Noles are now at 9/4 to win the 2013 BCS title, the same odds given to Oregon.  The Ducks are slightly longer odds than the 7/4 they were a week ago but slightly shorter than the 11/5 they were two weeks ago.

Alabama, at 7/4 and 8/5 the past two weeks, comes in at the latter number in Bovada‘s latest release.

Ohio State (15/2, from 9/1), Baylor (12/1, from 10/1) and Miami (33/1, from 20/1) have both seen their odds lengthen from last week.

One-loss Auburn, which has been off the board all season long, is now on it at 66/1.  Stanford at 33/1 is the only one-loss team listed by Bovada.

Below are all of the latest odds, again courtesy of

Bovada BCS Odds

Dismissed Wolverine Logan Tuley-Tillman charged with three felonies

Logan Tuley-Tillman
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Back on September 10, it was announced that Jim Harbaugh had dismissed Logan Tuley-Tillman for “conduct unacceptable for a Michigan student-athlete.”  Now we know what that unacceptable conduct was.  Allegedly.

Wednesday morning, is reporting, Tuley-Tillman was charged with three felonies stemming from a Sept. 4 incident in which he’s accused of filming a sex act with a woman without her knowledge. Tuley-Tillman was officially charged with two counts of capturing/distributing an image of an unclothed person and one count of using a computer to commit a crime.

From the report:

Capturing/distributing an image of an unclothed person is punishable by up to two years in prison, a fine of no more than $2,000, or both. Using a computer to commit a crime, in this case, would be punishable by up to 10 years in prison, a fine of no more than $5,000, or both.

The incident occurred in the 300 block of Catherine Street Sept. 4. Tuley-Tillman is accused of filming a portion of a sexual encounter with a woman without her knowledge and then transmitting it to his personal device without her permission, according to Ann Arbor police.

Tuley-Tillman was a four-star member of Brady Hoke‘s second-to-last UM recruiting class, rated as the No. 24 offensive tackle in the country and the No. 7 player at any position in the state of Illinois.  He played in one game as a redshirt freshman last season, the season opener against Appalachian State.

This season, he had been listed as the No. 2 left tackle and played in the 2015 opener.

WVU loses All-Big 12 DB Karl Joseph to season-ending knee injury

MORGANTOWN, WV - SEPTEMBER 29:  Karl Joseph #8 of the West Virginia Mountaineers tackles Jarred Salubi #21 of the Baylor Bears during the game on September 29, 2012 at Mountaineer Field in Morgantown, West Virginia.  WVU defeated Baylor 70-63.  (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)
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One of the most talented players on the defensive side of the ball not only in the Big 12 but in the country has seen his season come to an abrupt end.

West Virginia head coach Dana Holgorsen announced Tuesday that Karl Joseph will miss the remainder of the 2015 season because of an injury to his right knee.  The hard-hitting safety sustained the injury in a non-contact drill during practice Tuesday.

The injury also marks the end of Joseph’s collegiate playing career as he’s off to the NFL next spring.

“I am devastated and heartbroken for Karl,” Holgorsen said in a statement. “He is a young man who has given everything he has to our football program and University over the past four years and who elected to return to WVU for his senior season to earn his degree and to be a part of something special with this team. He exemplifies what it means to be a Mountaineer. Karl is an All-American, a fierce competitor, a leader and I know he will have a full recovery, and I can’t wait to watch him on Sundays next fall.”

Joseph started all 42 games in which he played for the Mountaineers. He was first-team All-Big 12 last season, and his name littered numerous preseason All-American teams this year.

“I want to thank my teammates and my coaches for their outpouring of support,” Joseph said. “This has been difficult for me and my family but I know I will come through this stronger than ever. I will forever be a Mountaineer and will be cheering on our team every step of the way.”