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Rivalry Week Match-Ups

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11.29 collageIt’s Rivalry Week!

These games can make or break a season for a team, because let’s face it, no one wants to lose to a rival. Even if your team has had a lackluster performance so far this season, beating your rival can usually help make up for the previous 13 weeks.

Alabama and Auburn will contest for a spot in the SEC Championship game in the Iron Bowl, while Ohio State will look to finish back-to-back seasons undefeated with a win up in Ann Arbor this Saturday.

Let’s see what other big games we have this week in CBS Sports PrePlay:

Friday November 29

12 PM            East Carolina vs. Marshall on CBSSN

2:30 PM         Arkansas vs. No. 17 LSU on CBS

3:30 PM         No. 16 Fresno State vs. San Jose State on CBSSn

Saturday November 23

12 PM            No. 2 Florida State vs. Florida on ESPN

12 PM            No. 3 Ohio State vs. Michigan on abc

12 PM            No. 5 Oregon vs. Arizona on abc/ESPN2

12 PM            Minnesota vs. No. 11 Michigan State on BTN

3:30 PM         No. 1 Alabama vs. No. 4 Auburn on CBS

3:30 PM         No. 9 Baylor vs. TCU on ESPN2

3:30 PM         BYU at Nevada on CBSSN

7 PM              No. 6 Clemson vs. No. 10 South Carolina on ESPN2

7 PM              No. 25 Notre Dame vs. No. 8 Stanford on FOX

7:45 PM         No. 21 Texas A&M vs. No. 5 Missouri on ESPN

8 PM              No. 22 UCLA vs. No. 23 USC on abc


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Week 13 Match-Ups

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For most conferences, it’s the final two weekends of football before their conference championship games. With rivalry games looming next weekend, there’s a lot to look forward to in the last couple weekends of the regular season. This weekend there are top 25 match ups in the Big Ten, SEC, Pac-12, and Big 12 and we have them ready for you to play in CBS Sports PrePlay!


Thursday November 21

7:30 PM         Rutgers vs. No. 18 UCF

Saturday November 23

12 PM            No. 13 Michigan State vs. Northwestern on ESPN

12 PM            No. 20 Oklahoma vs. Kansas State on Fox Sports 1

3:30 PM         No. 5 Oregon vs. Arizona on abc/ESPN2

3:30 PM         No. 19 Wisconsin vs. No. 25 Minnesota on ESPN

3:30 PM         No. 12 Texas A&M vs. No. 22 LSU on CBS

3:30 PM         BYU vs. Notre Dame on NBC

3:30 PM         Colorado State at Utah State on CBSSN

7 PM              No. 17 ASU vs. No. 14 UCLA on FOX

7 PM              Tulsa vs. Louisiana Tech CBSSN

7:45 PM         No. 9 Missouri vs. Ole Miss on ESPN

8 PM              No. 4 Baylor vs. No. 10 Oklahoma State on abc

10:30 PM       Boise State vs. San Diego State on CBSSN

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PrePlayers on the Run

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Back in July, PrePlay employees hit the pavement at the All-Star 5K but it didn’t stop there.

All summer and fall Scott and I were in the midst of training for our first marathons, I was headed to Chicago and Scott was preparing for the New York Marathon. Week after week (with some flack from our co-workers) we traded stories on our long training runs, nutrition and training gear. Finally race day came and here’s what we have to say about our big race day.


I never thought I’d say running a marathon is fun, but it’s true, I had a blast running 26.2 miles throughout the city of Chicago.  The city was alive with runners and the streets consistently lined with fans cheering and encouraging the 40,000+ athletes through the course.  It was a beautiful October day and I couldn’t help but smile throughout the course as I passed each mile marker and talked to fellow runners along the way. After crossing the finish line, I was overwhelmed by a sense of accomplishment and pride in what I had just done. Running a marathon is something I can now cross off my bucket list, and add to my “to-do” list each year.


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I ran cross country in high school and didn’t particularly enjoy it. I then went almost a decade without running much at all. Just a few years later, I found myself training for the NYC Marathon. I’m not really sure why, but I do know it was one of the best experiences of my life.

From the brutal wind on the Verrazano to the narrow streets in Brooklyn to the eerie quiet on the Queensboro Bridge to the raucous crowds on 1st Avenue to the homestretch in Central Park, I truly enjoyed every minute of it. The NYC Marathon is special because it offers such a wide variety of scenery, neighborhoods, and people. The sense of accomplishment of finishing translates anywhere though, and I knew at the finish line that I would run another one.  Now the question is, what city and when?


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Week 12 College Football Match-ups

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Heading into Week 12, we’re rapidly approaching the last few weeks of the regular season. This Saturday, a few teams need to lock up a few key wins to secure their place at the top of their conference. Michigan State vs. Nebraska is a key Big 10 match up in the legends division and could be indicative to who will be playing in Indianapolis in a few weeks. Let’s take a look at the other PrePlay match-ups we have in our app this weekend.

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Thursday, November 14

7:30 PM         Georgia Tech vs. No. 7 Clemson on ESPN

Saturday, November 16

12 PM            No. 3 Ohio State vs. Illinois on ESPN

3:30 PM         No. 16 Michigan State vs. Nebraska on abc/ESPN2

3:30 PM         No. 14 Oklahoma State vs. Texas on FOX

3:30 PM         No. 25 Georgia vs. No. 7 Auburn on CBS

3:30 PM         Syracuse vs.  Florida State on abc/ESPN2

3:30 PM         South Alabama vs. Navy on CBSSN

7 PM              Texas Tech at No. 5 Baylor on FOX

7 PM              Florida vs. No. 10 South Carolina on ESPN2

7 PM              Louisiana Tech vs. Rice on CBSSN

7:45 PM         No. 1 Alabama vs. Mississippi State on ESPN

8 PM              No. 4 Stanford vs. USC on abc

10:30 PM       San Diego State vs. Hawaii on CBSSN


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Week 11 Match-ups

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11.7Thursday night is going to be a HUGE night for College Football this week. No. 10 Oklahoma plays No. 6 Baylor in a battle in the Big 12, and undoubtedly there’s a huge spotlight on the top 5 match-up in the Pac-12 between No. 3 Oregon and No. 5 Stanford.

Saturday, LSU takes on Alabama in one of the biggest games of the season. Both Oregon and Alabama have huge BCS title hopes, and the games this weekend can either make or break those dreams. Oregon has seemed unstoppable (per usual) this year, but the Cardinal handed the Ducks a timely loss last year, shattering their national championship dreams.

Alabama vs. LSU isn’t just any other game on the schedule. It’s a heated rivalry and if the Tigers hand the Crimson Tide their first loss of the year, Bama’s BCS title dreams and the SEC’s streak of winning the national championship could very well be over. A lot can happen in the next few weeks and each game on the schedule, especially for the top 5 teams are must-wins.

Let’s see what other games we’re looking forward to this weekend:

Thursday, November 7

7:30 PM         No. 10 Oklahoma vs. No. 6 Baylor on Fox Sports 1

9 PM              No. 3 Oregon vs. No. 5 Stanford on ESPN

Saturday, November 9

12 PM            No. 3 Florida State vs. Wake Forest on ABC

12 PM            No. 9 Auburn vs. Tennessee on ESPN

12 PM            Western Kentucky vs. Army on CBSSN

3:30 PM         Mississippi State vs. No. 15 Texas A&M on CBS

3:30 PM         Nebraska vs. Michigan on ABC

3:30 PM         Hawaii vs. Navy on CBSSN

7 PM              Virginia Tech at No. 11 Miami on ESPN

7 PM              Texas vs. West Virginia on FOX

7 PM              Southern Mississippi vs. Louisiana Tech on CBSSN

8 PM              No. 13 LSU vs. No. 1 Alabama on CBS

10:30 PM       San Diego State vs. San Jose State on CBSSN


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