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College Football Listings Week 4: Chill Out

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As much as I love college football, there are times when it is simply ridiculous.

Last week USC head coach Lane Kiffin banned Daily News beat writer Scott Wolf from USC's game in Stanford because he reported about a game injury to a player. For reason that elude me, disclosing a player's injury can apparently cause such harm to a program that it melts down in the face of an opponent.

Oh wait. No. That was just the offensive line.

Then this week Kiffin stormed out of a press conference after practice on Wednesday because a reporter asked him a question he didn't like.

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There is so much secrecy around injuries and such which makes me wonder a couple of things.

1. What's is the influence of gambling to this policy? The NFL tried to curb undue influence of gamblers by forcing head coaches to disclose to the media their injury list by Wednesday every week. If agents can get to these "student-athletes", couldn't gamblers get to members of the coaching staff? Of all the things I've read the last couple of weeks, no one I have seen has mentioned this. So I just thought it's worth thinking about.

2. Did we learn nothing from Penn State? By allowing coaches to have a dictatorial control over the football program, aren't they creating the same environment that allowed many children to get raped by a child fucker?

College football programs need to realize that they're not the State Department. The Dodgers did not ban anyone when it was first reported that Chad Billingly had a sore elbow. The Kings did not ban anyone when it was reported that Simon Gagne was skating in practice again during the playoffs.

It's simply ridiculous.

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Kentucky at Florida. 9:00 a.m. KDOC.
Maryland at West Virginia. 9:00 a.m. FX.
Bowling Green at Virginia Tech. 9:00 a.m. ESPNU.
Virginia at TCU. 9:00 a.m. ESPN.
UTEP at Wisconsin. 9:00 a.m. ESPN2.
Mississippi at Tulane. 9:00 a.m. FSWest.
Lafayette at Bucknell. 9:00 a.m. CBS Sports Net.
Yale at Cornell. 10:00 a.m. NBC Sports Net.

Miami (FL) at Georgia Tech. Noon, Prime Ticket.
Missouri at South Carolina. 12:30 p.m. CBS.
Oregon State at UCLA. 12:30 p.m. ABC.
East Carolina at North Carolina. 12:30 p.m. ESPNU.
Temple at Penn State. 12:30 p.m. ESPN2.
Indiana (PA) at California (PA). 12:30 p.m. Fox College Sports Pacific.
VMI at Navy. 12:30 p.m. CBS Sports Net.
Colorado at Washington State. 1:00 p.m. FX.
Harvard at Brown. 1:30 p.m. NBC Sports Net.

California at [redacted]. 3:00 p.m. Pac-12 Net.

South Carolina State at Texas A&M. 4:00 p.m. Prime Ticket.
Rutgers at Arkansas. 4:00 p.m. ESPNU.
LSU at Auburn. 4:00 p.m. ESPN.
Wagner at Central Connecticut State. 4:00 p.m. Fox College Sports Pacific.
Lehigh at Liberty. 4:00 p.m. Fox College Sports Atlantic.
Michigan at Notre Dame. 4:30 p.m. NBC.
Kansas State at Oklahoma. 4:30 p.m. Fox.
Vanderbilt at Georgia. 4:45 p.m. ESPN2.
Fresno State at Tulsa. 5:00 p.m. CBS Sports Net.
Clemson at Florida State. 5:15 p.m. ABC.

Utah at Arizona State. 7:00 p.m. Pac-12 Net.
Arizona at Oregon. 7:30 p.m. ESPN.
Nevada at Hawaii. 7:30 p.m. NBC Sports Net.