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ESPN’s Scott Van Pelt picks Louisiana vs. Texas Longhorns football

During Thursday night’s “SportsCenter,” ESPN’s Scott Van Pelt did a “Winner$” segment focused on college football. 

One of the games he picked is the Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns, ranked No. 23 in the USA Today Sports AFCA Coaches Poll, against the No. 19-ranked Texas Longhorns. The teams are scheduled to meet at 3:30 p.m. CT on Saturday in Austin, Texas. 

Texas is coming off a 2020 season that the Longhorns went 7-3 overall. The UL Ragin’ Cajuns finished the 2020 season at 10-1 overall. 

As of Friday morning, the Texas Longhorns are a 9.5-point favorite against the Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns, according to Tipico Sportsbook.

Scott Van Pelt prediction for Louisiana, Texas Longhorns football

Scott Van Pelt witnessed it as a first-time Gala attendee at the 16th Annual Dick Vitale Gala held at the Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota, Friday evening May 7, 2021.

ESPN’s Scott Van Pelt picks the Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns to cover the spread against the Texas Longhorns. 

“Louisiana is plenty capable,” Van Pelt said. “They’re ranked. A lot of pressure on the Longhorns to start fast,

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Kirk Herbstreit seems less than excited about SEC expansion with Texas and Oklahoma

Former Ohio State quarterback Kirk Herbstreit is one of the most prominent personalities in college football. Not only is he a former Buckeye, but he’s on the A-team of ESPN college football broadcasts and has a presence in the media that many pay attention to.

Of course, we pay attention a little more to Herbie as OSU fans, but generally speaking, when he talks, people listen. He very rarely dives into a pool of controversy, but when he does speak out, you feel like it’s a little more meaningful. Despite the polarizing view many have among Buckeye Nation, he is still well respected in the college football community.

And now, Herbstreit has spoken out about Texas and Oklahoma joining the SEC and what it might mean for college football. And based on his comments, it appears as though Herbie isn’t exactly excited about the landscape of college football changing again.

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Concerned Kirk Herbstreit on Texas, Oklahoma to SEC: ‘It’s no longer about tradition’

Kirk Herbstreit is concerned about the state of college football.

It isn’t so much that Texas and Oklahoma have both been invited and accepted invitations to join the SEC, it has more to do with that that represents.

Tradition and rivalries are what sets the college game apart from all other sports, the ESPN “College GameDay” analyst said. That, however, doesn’t appear to be a priority.

“I guess it’s our new world, our new reality,” Herbstreit said on SportsCenter. “I don’t know how you feel. I’m a bit of a traditionalist. I think when we did this realignment a few years ago and you saw teams like Nebraska leave and go to the Big Ten and Colorado leave. It was at that time we were thinking that Texas might leave and join the Big Ten or the Pac-12, and the Big 12 would have this same situation.

“What’s becoming

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Texas continues to tumble, Alabama leaves the door open in SEC

A chaotic week in college basketball culminated Saturday with — you guessed it! — yet another chaotic slate of games. Two top-10 teams bit the dust and a total of four ranked teams took losses on a day where surprising results and stunning outcomes were again the theme, fittingly capping a week where five of the top-10 teams in the sport had already taken spills.



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Oklahoma State defeating No. 6 Texas in a double-overtime thriller took the cake as the biggest stunner of the day. Though Texas had lost its last two, the Cowboys, who were underdogs on their home court, overcame a mediocre performance from potential No. 1 pick Cade Cunningham to claim their biggest win of the season and establish themselves again as a legitimate tourney team.

No. 18 Missouri also laid claim to a top-10 win, defeating No. 10 Alabama 68-65. The

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