The NIT Championship: The Battle for 69th Place

Mar 29, 2018
Tonight, Utah and Penn St square off in the NIT championship to battle for the title of 69th place… nice.  Winning the NIT Championship should feel NICE and the victor should hold a special place i...

Gonzaga Invited to Join the Mountain West

Mar 25, 2018
LOS ANGELES:  In approximately two weeks the University of Gonzaga will have the chance to become the 12th member of the Mountain West conference. Rumors surrounding Gonzaga’s potential move to...

March Madness Breakdown with Aaron Torres

Mar 15, 2018
Aaron Torres came on Austin Montgomery’s radio show this week to break down the Final Four. Trip starts with Aaron and Austin recapping their encounter in Vegas (1:00-5:00).  The interview then...

It’s Canyon Time! Lopes Ready for Tournament Debut

Mar 8, 2018
After a long four year probationary period, the Lopes finally have a chance to compete in the WAC Conference tournament in Las Vegas. The Lopes finally get their spotlight under the Vegas lights, and ...

Beat the Spread: Saturday Edition

Mar 3, 2018
Well gamblers, this is it.  The last Saturday of the college basketball regular season is here before the real chips hit the table.  Let’s keep the delay to a minimum and get right to the picks so...

Beat the Spread Picks February 27th

Feb 27, 2018
Beat the Spread picks for Tuesday is back. After a disappointing 1-3 yesterday, Alex and Austin are hoping to get back on track. The boys tried to record a radio segment this afternoon, but the phone ...

Beat The Spread: The Triumphant Return

Feb 26, 2018
After a solid 4-2 last Wednesday, Austin and I decided to take a bit of a hiatus to celebrate our winnings Wolf of Wall Street style (Coke, strippers, the whole nine yards).  Actually, not quite, but...

Beat the Spread with Austin and Alex

Feb 15, 2018
Beat the Spread and ATS Picks have collaborated to make the best college basketball gambling column in the country.  Both Alex Wilcox and Austin Montgomery have been on a role as of late. Alex has wo...

Beat the Spread: Super Tuesday Perfect Parlay

Feb 13, 2018
Super Tuesday is the perfect day to get your bank roll up. The Beat the Spread Column has taken a short break, but we are back to make you guys money. We are hoping for a 3-0 day as we try to hit this...

The Student Union Sports Podcast: Trivia Edition

Feb 6, 2018
Todays Episode of the Student Union Sports Podcast features the first round of the Student Union Trivia Tournament of Champions (Its a working title…) Writers competing include Johnny Rambos, PJ...

St. John’s Stuns Duke in the Garden

Feb 3, 2018
St. John’s broke their eleven game losing streak in miraculous fashion by upsetting the #4 ranked Duke Blue Devils in front of a sold out crowd at Madison Square Garden. The two historic program...

Desert Hot Takes Episode #12

Jan 28, 2018
  Another episode of Desert Hot Takes is presented by the boys in the Valley with talk about college sports on the West Coast. The show is joined by new co-host Andy Jones who is an up and coming...

Lope Nation Podcast Episode #6

Jan 27, 2018
Good afternoon Lopes fans! We have a new episode of the Lope Nation Podcast featuring new Student Union contributor Andy Jones. Andy has only been in Lope Land for a few months, but he has a lot to of...

Washington State QB Tyler Hilinski Passes Away

Jan 17, 2018
Washington State redshirt sophomore quarterback, Tyler Hilinski was found dead in his apartment due to an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound according to police. A suicide note was apparently found...

Alamo Bowl Preview: #15 TCU vs #13 Stanford

Dec 28, 2017
No. 13 Stanford (9-4) vs. No. 15 TCU (10-3) Dec. 28, 9 p.m. ET, San Antonio, Texas (ESPN) TCU -3, O/U: 49 The 25th edition of the Valero Alamo Bowl will feature two top 15 teams that are both coming o...

2017 CBS Sports Classic: UCLA vs Kentucky Preview

Dec 23, 2017
When: Saturday 4pm ET Where: New Orleans, Louisiana TV: CBS Betting Line Kentucky -6.5 via Bovada   The second match of the CBS Sports Classic features an NCAA tourney second round rematch betwee...

ASU Takes Down KU 95-85

Dec 11, 2017
The Arizona State Sun Devils have been the most impressive team in Arizona, let alone in the Pac-12. The Sun Devils have had enjoyed an 8-0 start, with wins over San Diego State, Kansas State, Xavier,...

Valley of The Sun Shootout Preview:

Dec 5, 2017
The Phoenix Suns home, Talking Stick Resort Arena, will be rocking with over 15,000 rowdy college basketball fans when Arizona battles #7 Texas A&M and Grand Canyon plays St. John’s in the natio...

Lope Nation Podcast Episode 2

Dec 4, 2017
The Lope Nation podcast is back covering the biggest party in college basketball. The second episode of the Desert Hot Takes podcast previews a huge week for the Grand Canyon Antelopes. The podcast st...

Why Miami Will Win the ACC Title Game

Dec 2, 2017
The last time the Hurricanes played Clemson on October 24, 2015, the Miami Hurricanes’ program hit rock bottom. Clemson came to Miami and delivered an unimaginable 58-0 ass-beating to the Hurric...

Desert Hot Takes Episode #8

Dec 1, 2017
The boys from the dessert are back at it again and discussing the sensational drama known as the college football coaching carousel. The podcast opens with ASU firing Todd Graham and hiring Herm Edwar...

2017 PAC-12 Championship Preview: USC vs Stanford

Dec 1, 2017
USC is looking to win its first conference championship since 2011 while Stanford is trying to win its 4th conference title in seven years, extending their decade long dominance over the PAC-12 confer...

Herm Edwards Expected to be ASU Next Coach

Dec 1, 2017
Rumours have been confirmed that ASU athletic director, Ray Anderson, plans to make ESPN football analyst Herm Edwards the Sun Devils next head coach, pending the university president’s approval. Ed...

Beat the Spread: Black Friday Special Picks

Nov 24, 2017
The fact that you get these picks for free is a Black Friday deal better than any other. We have had a solid record of  21-13-4 and we are looking to ride the wave. I’ve gone on a gambling clea...

Lope Nation Podcast Episode with Joshua Lovern

Nov 13, 2017
We finally got a podcast on our favorite college basketball, the GCU Antelopes. Austin Montgomery talks with mid major basketball reporter Johsua Lovern to preview the Lopes 2017-2018 season, and thei...

G5 Game of the Week:#18 UCF @ SMU

Nov 4, 2017
Line: UCF @ SMU (+14.5) (moneyline: SMU +465) (UCF -630) Total 73: When: 6:15 p.m. Saturday at Gerald J. Ford Stadium Broadcast: ESPN2: A huge matchup in the American Athletic Conference will broadcas...

Beat the Spread: Perfect Parlay Week 10

Nov 4, 2017
After a couple abysmal weeks have dropped our season record to a pedestrian 15-13-4, I promise this the week we are turning this ship around. I’m feeling really good about these underdogs and I beli...

Beat the Spread: Perfect Parlay Week 9

Oct 28, 2017
#22 West Virginia (+7.5) vs #11 Oklahoma St: Surprisingly, the Mountaineers find themselves in a four-way tie for second place in the Big 12 as they get set to host Oklahoma State on Saturday. Dana Ho...

USC vs Notre Dame Preview

Oct 21, 2017
For the first time since 2009, both Southern California and Notre Dame enter their storied rivalry game as ranked teams. The contest is packed with College Football Playoff implications for both teams...

Desert Hot Takes Podcast Episode 5

Oct 21, 2017
  On this episode of the desert hot takes Austin Montgomery and Jacob Allen discuss the Pac-12 football conference and the growth of college hockey in the western United States. The podcast begin...

Beat the Spread: Perfect Parlay

Oct 20, 2017
  A new edition of the Beat the Spread’s perfect parlay includes six teams. In honor of national writing day, I wrote up lengthy piece that includes picks for six different match ups. We are cu...

Cal Dominates Washington State

Oct 14, 2017
The air quality in Berkeley was piss poor, but the Washington State Cougars’ performance was worse, as the the Cougars suffered a 37-3 beatdown at the hands of the Golden Bears.  The real heros...

Campus Cover week 8

Oct 12, 2017
Cody and PJ are back with this week’s college football action. Guest Austin Montgomery is on to bring a rational voice into the fold. Expect less talk about Michael Beasley being a genius and Ro...

Beat the Spread: Perfect Parlay Week 6

Oct 7, 2017
Northwestern +14 vs Penn St: The game comes at a tricky spot on the schedule for the Lions: before an open date and then season-defining games with Michigan and Ohio State.  This sets up to be  perf...

UCLA vs Stanford Preview

Sep 23, 2017
After coming off losses to group of 5 teams, many pundits believe these two teams are on the brink of having their seasons spiral out of control. This is a reactionary exaggeration made by emotionally...

G5 Under-The-Radar Game of the Week

Sep 23, 2017
To the surprise of many, the Thursday night football matchup between the Rams and the 49ers ended up being the most entertaining game of the year. The Rams and Jared Goff flourished early on offense, ...

Student Union Staff CFB Roundtable

Sep 22, 2017
We are now three weeks into the college football season. With conference play beginning for most teams this weekend, some of our writers sat down to discuss the biggest story lines of the season so fa...

#25 UCLA Falls to Memphis in the Liberty Bowl

Sep 16, 2017
Josh Rosen could not lead the Bruins to a 4th quarter comeback for the second time  as the 25th ranked Bruins fell to Memphis 48-45. The last quarter had tons of excitement. After Rosen threw in an i...

Desert Hot Takes Episode 1

Sep 16, 2017
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Holy War Preview

Sep 9, 2017
The Holy War is coming back on Sunday night in Provo and will be aired on ESPN in primetime at 7:15 PST. This is one of my favorite rivalries in all of sports.  It is always a crazy atmosphere and th...

Pick 6 Gambling Picks: Week 2

Sep 7, 2017
Missouri -2.5 vs South Carolina (3 units) This is one of my favorite picks of the entire week. I am surprised the Tigers opened up as a favorite, but to no surprise the public is betting heavily on th...

Battle Down Under Stanford vs Rice preview

Aug 26, 2017
Two of the most academically prestigious schools in the country meet up in Australia to begin the If-this-was-a-speech-and-debate-platform-or-a-jeopardy-contest-this-would-be-an-intense-matchup game. ...

Heisman Predictions and Bovada Prop Bets

Aug 24, 2017
  Over the course of the year, you will see me publishing college football articles about the best gambling wagers in college football and basketball season. On the offshore betting site Bovada, ...

FAU Betting Preview

Aug 21, 2017
Odds: FAU Over 4.5 -110 (4.5 units). Conference USA champions +2000 (0.5 Units) Team Preview: Florida Atlantic is one of my favorite over bets for this season. Last season FAU finished 3-9, but could ...

Beat the Spread: Sweet Sixteen Betting Preview

Mar 24, 2017
Over the last couple of weeks the NCAA tournament has been a treat.  The first part of the Sweet Sixteen game slates gave us an sensational night of college basketball. Oregon ended Michigan’s Cind...

Mid Major Stars to Watch Out for During the Tournament

Mar 16, 2017
Every March a previously unknown star from a small-school program gets introduced to the national stage and creates his “One Shining Moment.” The NCAA tournament showcases talented players that th...

Bracket Buster: Rhode Island

Mar 16, 2017
The best part of the March Madness is the cinderella stories and the Davids who take down Goliaths. The NCAA and CBS networks romanticize underdog stories and upsets.   Over the past few years The g...

Grand Canyon Host CSU Bakersfield in Huge WAC Game

Feb 4, 2017
Grand Canyon University Antelopes welcome reigning WAC tourney champions CSU Bakersfield to the Arizona desert. The two schools are playing in a huge conference matchup, and the result will heavily im...

Beat the Spread: Super Bowl Weekend Perfect Parlay

Feb 4, 2017
The first weekend of February is one of the biggest weekends in the Vegas Sports Books when all the gamblers flock to the desert for the Super Bowl. Saturday’s college basketball slate offers some v...

Game of the Week Preview: GCU @ New Mexico St

Jan 12, 2017
On Thursday at 7 pm the two top WAC contenders will battle to gain control of the Western Athletic Conference (WAC). Both teams have had excellent starts to the season. The WAC battle is one of the mo...

Beat the Spread: Bowl Mania’s Perfect Parlay

Dec 28, 2016
   Russell Athletic Bowl:  West Virgina (+2.5) vs Miami: An old Big East rivalry will be renewed on Dec. 28 in the Russell Athletic Bowl, as West Virginia meets Miami for the first time since 2...

GCU vs Louisville Game Preview

Dec 3, 2016
  Louisville comes into this game with a 5-1 record and comes off a gritty performance where the Cardinal achieved a huge 71-64 win against Purdue. The Cardinals experienced early success despite...

Beat the Spread: Balls to the Wall Calls Week 8

Oct 22, 2016
Balls to the Wall Call During last week’s column we highlighted Syracuse’s upset victory over Virginia Tech. Check out to see who we have on upset alert this week. #2 Ohio State @ (+20) (+789) Pen...

Beat the Spread: Lock of the Week

Oct 22, 2016
Lock of the week: East Carolina (2-4) @ Cincinnati (3-3) (-2) Saturday, October 22, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Nippert Stadium) Tv: CBS Sports Network: This is a resurrection game for College Football journeyma...

Beat the Spread: Balls to the Wall Moneyline Call

Sep 30, 2016
Wake Forest (+12.5) (+375) @ NC ST After back to back 3-9 season Wake Forest is off to a surprising 4-0 start.  Over the course of their 4 games,  Wake Forest has already had a couple quality road w...

Beat the Spread: Perfect Parlay

Sep 30, 2016
West Virginia (-3)  vs Kansas St: West Virginia is the one of two undefeated team in the Big 12 and their perfect should not take blemish here. West Virginia has one of the best-running defenses in t...

Beat the Spread: Week 3 Perfect Paralay

Sep 16, 2016
On the morning of my 21st,  you will see me at the sports book betting on College Football. I have spent hours of researching preparing for this day Saturday , and in my opening column, I want to sha...

UCLA vs Texas A&M Game Preview

Sep 3, 2016
After countless months of waiting football season has finally come upon us. The NCAA has prepared an arsenal set of games to launch the 2016­2017 campaign on labor day weekend. With big games like LS...

The Final 4 Study Guide: Villanova vs. Oklahoma

Apr 1, 2016
The #2 seed in the Midwest Region, Villanova Wildcats (33-5) will meet the #2 seed in the West Region, Oklahoma Sooners in the first game of the Final Four in Houston.  The Wildcats opened as 2-point...

Student Union’s March Madness – Live Blog

Mar 16, 2016
Student Union presents a running commentary on the first round of the NCAA Tournament our top Contributors.  Join us by leaving comments in the blog or tweet @StudentUSports and our Contributors if y...

WCC Basketball: The CliffsNotes

Mar 16, 2016
Three Most Valuable Players: 1. Kyle Collinsworth, BYU If we are going to talk about to the most valuable players in the West Coast Conference, we have to start with conference player of the year, Ky...

West Coast Conference Tournament Preview

Mar 4, 2016
The West Coast Conference Tournament is kicking off this weekend. If the regular season was any indication, the WCC Tournament should be one of the most interesting conference tourneys this March. Th...

WAC Regular Season Title On the Line

Feb 4, 2016
On Thursday at 7pm the Grand Canyon (GCU) Antelopes will battle WAC reigning champions, New Mexico State (NMSU) Aggies in Las Cruces, New Mexico for first place in the conference standings. Both teams...

WAVES: Can Pepperdine Play Spoiler in the WCC?

Feb 2, 2016
When most people think of Malibu, California, they think of a sanctuary for Hollywood’s stars, beautiful beaches, and multi-million dollar houses. The simple drive from Los Angeles to Malibu is ...

Duel In The Desert: WAC Game of the Week

Jan 27, 2016
A showdown for first place in the Western Athletic Conference is happening this Thursday, as the Grand Canyon Antelopes takes on the Bakersfield Roadrunners at 7pm in the GCU arena.  This is one of t...