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Is Lee Corso still on College Gameday?

Lee Corso is officially back on the College GameDay set. For the first installment of his 2021 GameDay picks, Corso went with Alcorn State defeating North Carolina Central in the HBCU clash that kicks off the 2021 college football season. NCAA.comWho did Lee Corso pick on ESPN's College GameDay today?

Sunday night’s match between Jake Paul and Tyron Woodley is certainly going to be a spectacle as the YouTube star squares off against the former UFC welterweight champion, and if you’re looking for information on how to bet the  fight, then you’ve come to the right spot.

Paul has built an incredible following with 20.4 YouTube subscribers alone, while Woodley racked up 19 UFC victories in his MMA career. To his credit, Paul is 3-0 in his young  boxing career, having most recently triumphed over former UFC fighter Ben Askren back in April.

Millions of viewers are expected to watch this showdown between Paul and Woodley, and big money is expected to be wager on this fight. Several of the top legal online sportsbooks aren’t only offering odds on the fight, there are also a stellar number of outstanding odds boosts and risk-free bet promos available.

IF you’re looking to bet on this fight with some outstanding boosts and promos, there’s good news — plenty of big value offers exist. Here are the best promos and bonuses being offered ahead of the Paul vs. Woodley fight.

When it comes to a low-risk, high-upside bet, FanDuel Sportsbook has the best promo on this list.

FanDuel Sportsbook is going all-in on the Jake Paul vs. Tyron Woodley fight with 30-1 odds on either fighter to win, which means a $5 wager could turn into a $150 payout if the selected fighter wins.

Paul enters this bout at 3-0 in his boxing career and has been installed as the moneyline favorite at -190 odds. Though he’s the more experienced fighter, Woodley is a +148 underdog. That means that under normal circumstances, it would take a $100 wager on Woodley to win $148, while it would take a wager of just over $281 on Paul to get a $148 payout. Thanks to FanDuel Sportsbook, a $5 wager on either fighter can pay out $150 if the fighter you select wins.

If you’re looking for an impressive risk-free bet to hedge against a potential bet, Barstool Sportsbook has you covered.

One you’ve made your first deposit into your Barstool Sportsbook account, you’ll be eligible for the $1,000 risk-free first bet promotion. Simply navigate to the Paul vs. Woodley fight and place your first bet of up to $1,000. If the fighter you choose loses, Barstool Sportsbook will refund your account up to $1,000 in site credit.

If $1,000 is too steep of a price, don’t worry. The risk-free first bet promo is available for up to $1,000, so if you opt to wager $100 and your fighter loses, Barstool Sportsbook will refund $100 in site credit to your account.

Prospective sports bettors in search of the largest risk-free bet promo need not look any further. Caesars Sportsbook is offering an outlandish $5,000 risk-free bet ahead of the Jake Paul vs. Tyron Woodley fight. That’s five times as much as many other legal sports betting apps.

That means new users who sign up for Caesars Sportsbook can place a wager of up to $5,000 for their first bet, presumably on the Paul vs. Woodley fight, and Caesars Sporstbook will refund up to $5,000 in site credit if the bet loses.

BetMGM has been gaining a foothold in a number of markets and has upped their risk-free first bet promo from $600 to a much more competitive $1,000. The best part about BetMGM’s risk-free first free bet promo is that the sportsbook will back your first bet up to $1,000 and if it doesn’t win, they’ll refund your account in free bets.

If your wager is less than $50 and your bet loses, BetMGM will add a free bet equal to the full value of your bet. If your wager is $50-1,000, you account will be credited in five equal free bets (Ex: Five (5) free bets of $200 on a first bet of $1,000) if your first bet loses.

BetMGM is also offering up a bet $20, win $100 promotion for new users. Simply register for an account and place a $20 wager on any sport or game. You’ll then receive $100 in free bets.

Neither fighter enters this bout with a ton of boxing experience. Paul has three fights to his credit, with all three coming against fairly unimpressive opponents. That said, Woodley, a former UFC welterweight champ, has no true boxing experience. Paul has a size and reach advantage, and oddsmakers have installed him as the betting favorite ahead of this matchup.

Currently, Paul is roughly a -190 moneyline favorite while Woodley checks in around +150.

Here are some of the best ways to wager on this fight:

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Lee Corso returns to ESPN 'College GameDay' set after virtual presence last season due to COVID

USA TODAY 29 August, 2021 - 12:30am

After a one-year stint in which he participated in ESPN "College GameDay" from a remote setting, Lee Corso returned on set Saturday.

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Long-time ESPN college football analyst and former coach Lee Corso returned to the set of the network's popular "College GameDay" show Saturday after a one-year absence over COVID-19 concerns.

Corso had been a part of last season's show, but did so in a remote setting, broadcasting from his home in Orlando, Florida. ESPN helped accommodate Corso, 86, by building elaborate sets and sending him the mascot heads that he infamously wears to make his picks for the marquee matchup of that week's slate.

Corso has been an institution in college football, especially at the end of every show when he reveals his pick by donning a team's headgear. He first did it on On Oct. 5, 1996, picking Ohio State over Penn State by sporting the head of mascot Brutus Buckeye.

Look who’s baaaaack!!!! 😂 @CollegeGameDaypic.twitter.com/ZaPmstwIWa

"College GameDay", which travels around the country to highlight the locations of interesting and premier college football games, was held in Atlanta, outside Center Parc Stadium, in anticipation of Saturday night's North Carolina Central and Alcorn State game.

Next week, GameDay will be in Charlotte, North Carolina for the top-ten matchup between ACC champion and perennial playoff contender Clemson and Georgia, who is also expected to vie for a final four spot.

COLLEGE GAMEDAY IS BACK AND SO IS COACH CORSO 👏❤️ pic.twitter.com/ELy5Kmvtcg

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Video Of Emotional Lee Corso During 'College GameDay' Went Viral

The Spun 28 August, 2021 - 11:32am

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On Saturday morning, ESPN’s College GameDay made its triumphant return to the screen – but there was one person in particular who stole the show.

Beloved analyst Lee Corso finally made his return to the set after a year-long hiatus. The 86-year-old former head coach did the 2020 season from home due to the pandemic, but he was back on the set this morning.

His return to the show was marked by a few words from some of the biggest college football coaches in the country. The likes of Nick Saban, Dabo Swinney and Jimbo Fisher all had a message for Corso.

Corso couldn’t help but get emotional during the tribute.

These messages for Coach 🧡 pic.twitter.com/auR2SU92TI

— College GameDay (@CollegeGameDay) August 28, 2021

While he was feeling sentimental, he wasted no time doling out the predictions. During the first half hour of the show, Corso opened up about Alabama‘s chances to repeat as the national champion.

It’s safe to say he doesn’t think it’s going to happen. Here’s what Corso had to say about the Crimson Tide, via 247Sports:

“One big question I’m admiring — can Alabama go back to back and win two national championships,” Corso said during Gameday’s opening storylines segment. “The question is, percentage-wise, not so fast my friend. In the past, Alabama has had many chance to win it and has not won (back to back) national championships since 2012.”

Corso is a national treasure and it’s great to see him back on the show.

Andrew McCarty is a writer for The Spun.

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