Cody Goggin

"When you've got something to prove, there's nothing greater than a challenge." - Terry Bradshaw

Twitter: @DaRealCG2

Hometown: St. Louis, MO

Favorite Sports Media Journalist: Scott Van Pelt

Favorite Athlete: Derek Jeter

Favorite Team: North Carolina Tar Heels Basketball

If you could cover any sporting event in the world, what would it be: The World Series

Best tradition at your college: BearFest Village (Tailgating)

The restaurant you most frequent in your college town: Buckingham's BBQ

Best class you’ve ever taken: Investments

Bass Pro ToC: Night 3 Recap

7th Place: Glendale (MO) vs. Christ the King (NY) Glendale and Christ the King got the day started quick. This game began up-tempo as could be, with multiple turnovers and six three pointers between the two teams in the first four minutes. The pace continued throughout the first half until Christ the King started to […]

Bass Pro ToC: Night 2 Recap

Glendale (MO) vs. Wasatch Academy (UT) Monty Johal of Glendale, who became the Springfield Public Schools all-time scoring leader last week by passing former NFL wide-receiver Dorial Green-Beckham, continued his scoring ways on Friday night, exploding for 30 points, five rebounds, and six assists. He couldn’t carry the Falcons all the way to the consolation […]

Tournament of Champions Primer

For those of you who don’t know, the Bass Pro Tournament of Champions is the most attended high school basketball tournament in the country and it is held in Springfield, Missouri. The tournament began in 1985 and has grown from there. The atmosphere at this tournament is unreal as it gives high schools a chance […]

Campus Cover 021: Special National Championship Preview

The Campus Cover (@TheCampusCover) is your primary source of College betting action. Hosted by PJ Guippone (@pjguip1) and Cody Goggin (@CodyGoggin), this podcast will give you picks of the week and previews of the best college action, whether on the court or the gridiron. On this special edition episode, Gray Robertson (@Gray_Robertson) and Jackson Paisley […]

National Championship Game Preview

One year ago, I sat here and told you “Why Alabama was Overrated” and picked Clemson to win the national championship. The first reason was the quarterback difference; Jalen Hurts’ average game against top 50 teams was 145 passing yards, one TD and one INT, while Watson’s average game against similar opponents was 297 yards with […]

Instant Reaction: Stanford Sinks Insane Buzzer-Beater to beat USC

In probably the best buzzer-beater I’ve seen all year, the Stanford Cardinals just pulled off a late-night victory in a thriller over the USC Trojans. After Jordan McLaughlin of USC hit what should have likely been the game-winning layup with 1.7 ticks left, Stanford got the quick inbound pass up to Daejon Davis, who absolutley […]

Campus Cover Episode 20: Is Kansas Done?

The Campus Cover (@TheCampusCover) is your primary source of College betting action. Hosted by PJ Guippone (@pjguip1) and Cody Goggin (@CodyGoggin), this podcast will give you picks of the week and previews of the best college action, whether on the court or the gridiron. Tune in this week for the usual banter and expert insight […]

UCF to Hang National Championship Banner

After claiming defeating Auburn on Monday in the Peach Bowl and competing a perfect 13-0 season, the University of Central Florida made a stunning announcement: Perfection achieved. 🏆#ChargeOn pic.twitter.com/cLJb8MrJLw — 2017 National Champions (@UCF_Football) January 3, 2018 While somewhat harmless, this takes us back to the days of old when teams used to just claim […]

Campus Cover 019 with Clemson Carl

The Campus Cover (@TheCampusCover) is your primary source of College betting action. Hosted by PJ Guippone (@pjguip1) and Cody Goggin (@CodyGoggin), this podcast will give you picks of the week and previews of the best college action, whether on the court or the gridiron. Cody and PJ turn to a guest in the form of […]

End of an Era? Why This Could Be The Year Kansas’ Streak Ends

In one of the most impressive runs in the history of college sports, the Kansas Jayhawks have won at least a share of 13 straight Big 12 regular season basketball championships. The last time the Jayhawks did not win the Big 12 was in the 2003-04 season in Bill Self’s first year in Lawrence. Since […]

5-Star DE Parsons Chooses Penn State

Micah Parsons, a five-star defensive end from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, has recommitted to the Penn State Nittany Lions. Parsons had originally committed back in February of 2016 before withdrawing that commitment this April. Parsons had also taken visits to Ohio State, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Georgia before deciding to head to Happy Valley. The controversy in Parson’s […]

Campus Cover 018: Bowl Extravaganza

The Campus Cover (@TheCampusCover) is your primary source of College betting action. Hosted by PJ Guippone (@pjguip1) and Cody Goggin (@CodyGoggin), this podcast will give you picks of the week and previews of the best college action, whether on the court or the gridiron. Bowl season is here and that means there are plenty of […]

Campus Cover 17: Life in Hindsight

The Campus Cover (@TheCampusCover) is your primary source of College betting action. Hosted by PJ Guippone (@pjguip1) and Cody Goggin (@CodyGoggin), this podcast will give you picks of the week and previews of the best college action, whether on the court or the gridiron. This week, join us under the cover as we go back […]

QB WAR: Top Group of 5 Quarterbacks

*Stats through 11/14 Taking a break from the power five, there are some damn good players that go to smaller schools too. It would be curious to see what these guys would do at a major program, but it’s no mistake that four of these five field generals will be playing in their conference championships […]

QB WAR: Top SEC Quarterbacks

*Stats through 11/14 10. Drew Lock, Mizzou (-0.25 WAR) WHAT??? THE NEW SEC SINGLE-SEASON KING IN PASSING TDS IS BELOW AVERAGE? Yup. A surprise to start off the list, as electric as Drew Lock has been, he just beats up on some bad teams. For starters, the only games against bowl eligible teams Mizzou played […]

Campus Cover 016: Championship Week

The Campus Cover (@TheCampusCover) is your primary source of College betting action. Hosted by PJ Guippone (@pjguip1) and Cody Goggin (@CodyGoggin), this podcast will give you picks of the week and previews of the best college action, whether on the court or the gridiron. This week, join us under the cover as we discuss all […]

#SU25: November 29th

*Rankings compiled 11/28 I feel sick to my stomach for ranking Duke #1 finally, but it had to happen. After winning their bracket with impressive comeback wins, most notably against Florida on Sunday night, you can’t dispute how talented Bagley and this Duke team are. Obviously the trailing in games is not ideal, but the […]

QB WAR: Top ACC Quarterbacks

*Stats through November 12th 10. Ben Dinucci, Pittsburgh (0.29 WAR) He may not have gotten the start against Miami, but Dinucci was fine this year. Being just above replacement level in his first year as a starter is just fine. He’s not great, and I don’t think that surprises anyone. 9. Eric Dungey, Syracuse (0.36 […]

SU25: Week 13

During the final week of the regular season, things got shook up a bit in the #SU25. With Alabama’s loss to Auburn, they dropped from first to #5 while Auburn jumped all the way up to number three. Also, Miami dropped down to eighth after losing to Pittsburgh. It will be interesting to see if […]

Playoff Eliminator Week 13

Don’t cry, but this will be the final installment of the college football playoff eliminator in 2017. By this time next week, we will know the field of four that will have a shot at the title. If I had to guess, this Tuesday the committee’s top four teams will be Clemson, Oklahoma, Auburn, and […]

QB WAR: Top Big Ten QBs

*Stats through November 12, 2017 10. Wilton Speight, Michigan  (0.04 WAR) Kinda like Tanner Lee.. he’s fine, just not very good. He’s not going to win you any games with his arm. I know he’s been hurt most of the year, but this doesn’t take that into account. At least he’s better than John O’Korn […]

Alabama Almost Beats Minnesota With Only 3 Players

In a matchup of top 25 hoops teams, Alabama found themselves in a precarious situation today. With about 13:40 left on the clock in the second half and Alabama just trimming the lead to seven, the whole Alabama bench got into it with some of the Gophers. This prompted the entire Alabama bench to be […]

Nebraska Fires Mike Riley

In a move that has been telegraphed for months, the University of Nebraska has finally parted ways with head coach Mike Riley. Many thought this would come much earlier in the season, especially after the blowout losses to Wisconsin and Ohio State. It seems as if another home blowout to Iowa was the final straw. […]

Bret Bilema Out At Arkansas

Head football coach Bret Bilema, fondly known as Bert by us all, was let go by the University of Arkansas tonight. To be fair, it looked like Bert gave up on the Arkansas job a long time ago. With AD Jeff Long getting fired last week, the writing was on the wall for Bert, but […]

Campus Cover 015: Time to Play The Game

The Campus Cover (@TheCampusCover) is your primary source of College betting action. Hosted by PJ Guippone (@pjguip1) and Cody Goggin (@CodyGoggin), this podcast will give you picks of the week and previews of the best college action, whether on the court or the gridiron. This week, join us under the cover as we discuss all […]

SU25: Week 12

To be perfectly honest, this was a pretty boring week of college football. Outside of Michigan and Oklahoma State, not a lot of teams in the top 25 lost. That means this week, all hell is about to break loose.  Going into rivalry week, anything could happen. Alabama (7) Oklahoma Miami Clemson Wisconsin Auburn Georgia […]

Michael Porter Jr. Likely Out For Season

Enormous news out of Columbia, Missouri today. Five-star recruit and possible first overall pick in next year’s draft, Michael Porter Jr., will undergo lower back surgery that would likely end his season. After playing just two minutes in the opener against Iowa State, Porter remained sidelined with an injury. The university was unusually quiet about […]

Introducing: QB WAR

Over the past month or so, I have been devising a way to measure QB performance outside of the norm that accounts for opponent strength instead of just the stats amassed. This basically all stemmed from an argument from the Student Union Slack group on who the best QB in the Big Ten was. I’m […]

Jim Mora out at UCLA

Much to the surprise of no one, Jim Mora was let go as the head football coach of UCLA on Sunday. Many were surprised that it didn’t actually happen sooner. They definitely did him dirty though as Sunday was his birthday. They couldn’t just wait a day to do it? Not cool. After going 29-11 […]

Stop the Jon Gruden Rumors

I don’t understand the Jon Gruden to Tennessee rumors. I really don’t. Gruden rumors fly around every year, but for some reason, they seem to be picking up more steam than currently. He’s not a savior of a coach and he won’t save your program, even if he did ever leave his perfect job. For […]

Campus Cover Episode 014: I’m Sorry Miami

The Campus Cover boys are back with another amazing episode. Cody apologizes to Miami, PJ discusses Bears wiping their asses with trees, and we have more UAB talk. Follow both of us @CodyGoggin and @pjguip. Also, we have a brand new Twitter account @TheCampusCover. Check out our Campus Cover parlay and help promote the new […]

Playoff Eliminator Week 11

As the playoff committee has released their thoughts on the landscape of the college football playoff, so the playoff eliminator rolls on. There are nine teams that still have a possible path to the playoff, while only about six control their own destiny. I left Auburn on this list all season with two losses and […]

SU25: Week 11

Week 11 provided us with a much clearer picture of the college football landscape. Georgia finally lost, Notre Dame got dismantled, Ohio State and Oklahoma both won in blowouts, and Alabama narrowly escaped Mississippi State. While we now have a better idea of what teams are good, this throws the rankings way out of wack. […]

Student Union Preseason Top 25

College basketball is BACK! On Friday, we get to start a new road towards March Madness and everything starts anew. Duke has a billion new freshman coming back with Grayson Allen, Michigan State has Miles Bridges, and Devonte Graham is back to lead the Jayhawks. Arizona, Kentucky, and Villanova are all title favorites per usual, […]

UNC Looks to Repeat Amid Frontcourt Concerns

It was expected that this season for the Tar Heels would turn out much like 2006 and 2010 in that it would be a rebuilding year. After back-to-back title game appearances and being crowned last year’s champions, it was assumed that much of the team would move on and Roy Williams would have to begin […]

Campus Cover Episode 013: College Football Erotica

The Campus Cover podcast offers you “expert” gambling advice paired with juvenile shenanigans. RT our Campus Cover weekly parlay on Twitter. As always, the show is hosted by Student Union Sports personalities Cody Goggin and PJ Guippone. Tweet us @CodyGoggin @pjguip1 @StudentUSports This week’s episode includes: Last Week’s Bets (3:15) ATS Campus Cover Playoff (9:44) […]

Missouri State Eyes MVC Title

The Missouri State Bears have not made the NCAA tournament since 1999, when they were coached by current UCLA coach Steve Alford. In recent years, this has been partly due to to the dominance of Creighton and Wichita State in the Valley, not allowing the Bears to win very much. Their best shot at a […]

It’s Time to Talk to Your Kids About Michigan State

Remember the deal with Iowa a few years back when everyone was surprised that they were in the Big Ten title discussion? Well, it’s now time to talk to your kids about Michigan State. A year after making the college football playoff, Michigan State was among the biggest disappointments of the 2016 season, going 3-9 […]

UAB Football: A Cinderella Story

After the 2014-15 season, the football program at the University of Alabama Birmingham was shut down after the president of the school declared it, “simply not sustainable.” Players were crying, fans were upset, and coach Bill Clark was left without a job. In Clark’s first year at UAB in 2014, UAB finished 6-6 to become […]

Playoff Eliminator: Week 10

Holy cow, there was a lot to unpack after this weekend. Ohio State got slaughtered, Penn State dropped another, and maybe Miami is for real? At this point, college football is starting to lose its mind and remind us why we all love this sport. While I think Penn State is eliminated from the playoff […]

The Campus Cover Episode 12: College Football Week 10

The Campus Cover is your primary source of College betting action. Hosted by PJ Guippone (@pjguip1) and Cody Goggin (@CodyGoggin), this podcast will give you picks of the week and previews of the best college action, whether on the court or the gridiron. Episode 12 is beautifully composed and fantastically eratic. Join us as we […]

Eight Team Playoff Is The Answer

When I thought about the College Football Playoff Committee releasing their top four in the playoff rankings this week, I couldn’t help but to notice that there were way more than four teams capable of winning college football’s greatest prize. I also couldn’t help but realize how arbitrary the whole process is. It’s just a […]

JJ Taylor is the Best RB You Haven’t Heard Of (Yet)

When I sat down to watch some late-night PAC 12 action on September 22nd, little did I know that I would discover a talent that most of the country had not seen play before. It wasn’t just his quickness that caught my eye, but how he used his speed to burst through holes and wrap […]

Notre Dame is For Real

From a 4-8 season to being ranked third in the first installment of the playoff rankings, this has been a heck of a year for the Irish so far. After being on the hot seat following a poor season last year, Brian Kelly has shown his prowess as a football coach by building not just […]

Playoff Eliminator Week 9

Following the first college football playoff rankings by the committee, we now have a better understanding of the contenders for the college football playoff. Unfortunately, I have had to eliminate some teams based on this ranking (sorry Toledo). As much as I would love a G5 school to get in, it’s probably not happening. 15 […]

SU25: Week 9

Just nine weeks into the college football season, everything is starting to go off the rails. Iowa State is a top 15 team, Notre Dame is back, and all the good teams just keep losing. There was a bit of controversy among our voters this week, as PJ and Patrick explain. As crazy as Bama […]

Campus Cover Week 9

Cody and PJ are back for Week 9 action under the covers. They debut a new game, make picks, and talk games of the week. Tweet @pjguip1 and @CodyGoggin with what you think about us or our picks or our ramblings. Give us game suggestions! Also: look out for a new twist to the campus […]

Playoff Eliminator Week 8

Another crazy week of college football has left us with only 22 teams in the playoff hunt. In just one week, the committee will release their first playoff rankings for the year and depending on how that shakes out, I may eliminate teams based solely on how the committee views them. In the big playoff […]

SU Top 25 Poll: Week 8

Over the past two weeks of college football, a lot has been shook up in the CFP race. USC, Washington, Washington State, Clemson, Michigan, and more have all fallen since the last time we made this poll. In addition, we have added a TON of new contributors over the past couple weeks that have really […]

Campus Cover Episode 9: Week 8 Action

MASCOT MASHUP IS BACK!! Cody and PJ give their picks of the week and dream playoff matchups. Also, get HYPED for the college basketball preview coming in a couple weeks.

Dating the Hot Young Coach

Nothing gets an administration in college football more excited than hiring that young up-and-coming coaching from a group of five school. For the school licking their chops, getting this hot hire means provides hope for the program’s future. In a way, it’s like the school is lusting after the hottest girl at the party who […]

Playoff Eliminator: Week 7

Week 7 was underdog week as while there were not a ton of teams eliminated, a bunch of undefeated teams suffered losses, putting them on the brink of being knocked out. The field dwindles and conferences are starting to lose hope, particuarly the G5. Below is a breakdown of the remaining teams: SEC: 5 Big […]

What the Hell Happened to Wazzu?

In a SHOCKING result, the #8 Washington State Cougars fell last night to the California Golden Bears by a score of 37-3. If you would have told me before the game that score, I would’ve guessed Wazzu won, but that was most certainly not the case when I woke up this morning. Now Cal is […]

Mike Gundy Has An All-Time Dad Bod

At Friday night’s Oklahoma State football pep rally, Mike Gundy had another Mike Gundy moment. Already among the most entertaining coaches in college basketball, Gundy showed us why we love him again. Mike issued a challenge to star quarterback Mason Rudolph to take his shirt off, saying that he would do the same. Both men […]

Kansas-Mizzou to renew Border War

One of the hottest rivalries in college sports is back (kinda). Missouri and Kansas have agreed to play in an exhibition game for hurricane relief on October 22nd. While this may just be an exhibition game, the fans of the two teams won’t see it that way. Being from the area, this is a huge […]

NCAA Investigation Clears UNC of Charges

After a seven year-long investigation into an academic fraud scandal, the NCAA has cleared the University of North Carolina from any NCAA sanctions. While everyone may jump to the conclusion that UNC wasn’t punished because of how close they are to the NCAA or how much money they make their league, it is pertinent to […]

Syracuse’s Hype Video for the Clemson game is LIT

I never thought I would hear “Thriller” used in a college football hype video…. but here we are. When you have a home game on Friday the 13th, against the #2 team in the country, you gotta come up with something good, and Syracuse did just that:   #FridayThe13thNo one is safe.#DefendTheDome#CLEMvsCUSE#OITNF 🍊💨 pic.twitter.com/MsxNaFMiEl — […]

Campus Cover week 8

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 Roddy White and more about gambling technicalities. Still expect a lot about the UAB Blazers. Also, we used our off week […]

Playoff Eliminator Week 6

After skipping a week of the playoff eliminator (my bad), we are back to see who still potentially remains in the hunt. Between weeks five and six combined, a total of 27 more teams have been essentially knocked out of the title chase. This leaves a mere 32 teams that still hypothetically have a chance […]

Campus Cover Epsiode 007: Week 6

Cody and PJ are back to make you money and preview week six. We’d love to hear from you guys so please tweet us. @CodyGoggin @pjguip1 @StudentUSports

Playoff Eliminator Week 4

Another week, another 17 teams fall victim to the eliminator. As you can see now, the group of five is getting close to being fully eliminated. As we near conference play, the power five will dwindle as well. There are some surprise teams that still remain (looking at you Duke), and some teams that knocked […]

Campus Cover Episode 006

Cody and PJ are back for some week five college football action. Get their picks of the week, Crystal Ball Predictions, and some playoff odds and hot takes. A moment of silence for us because UAB is on a bye week so we are sad. @CodyGoggin @pjguip1  

Campus Cover Episode 005

Cody goes solo as PJ is inebriated. We talk about the gruesome bad beat Cody suffered last week, the game of the week, Cody’s top 25 debate, and make you money with our picks of the week. Let us know what you think! @CodyGoggin @pjguip1 @StudentUSports  

Student Union Staff CFB Roundtable

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 far and preview what is sure to be a wild rest of the year. What has been the best moment […]

Nebraska Fires AD Shawn Eichorst

It was announced on Thursday that the University of Nebraska has parted ways with athletic director Shawn Eichorst. Eichorst has served in the roll since 2012, when he came over from Miami. The Nebraska programs have struggled in recent years, especially since Eichorst fired Bo Pelini and replaced him with current head football coach Mike […]

Playoff Eliminator Week 3

Suffering your second loss of the season is a death blow to almost all teams in the country. That came true this week for all of the teams eliminated below. We’ve never had a two loss champion in the current format and I don’t see it happening anytime soon. Other teams find themselves on the […]

INSTANT REACTION: Gators Stun Vols on Hail Mary

In what will definitely be the best ending of the day in college football, the Florida Gators just ended the Tennessee Volunteers on a stunning Hail Mary as time expired. Take a look for yourself here: Florida with the Walk-off Hail Mary!!! pic.twitter.com/9jq8sAGvOE — Barstool Heartland (@barstoolhrtland) September 16, 2017 FELEIPE FRANKS TO TYRIE CLEVELAND, […]

Chaos Theory Rooting Guide Week 3

Another week of college football, another week to have some chaos. While Auburn couldn’t quite come through for us last week, both Oklahoma and Oregon did in a BIG way. Oklahoma has firmly put themselves into the playoff conversation, where they may have fallen out of with a loss, while Ohio State now has to […]

The Campus Cover Ep. 3

Cody (@CodyGoggin) and PJ (@pjguip1) are back from their one week hiatus. The dark episode is forever lost in time, but the boys are back with their picks for week three. They’ll talk about a bunch of other stuff, too. Check it out as they discuss PJ’s apology from last week and the “lost episode” […]

GameDay in NYC is BLASPEHMOUS

*Read in Stephen A Voice* Now Skip, what if I told you that ESPN’s flagship college football program was going to a place that didn’t even like college football!?! For serious?? You could put it in Atlanta, or New Orleans, or Dallas, or any other city in the country, but New Yawk? God no. Someone […]

Playoff Eliminator Week 2

Welcome back to Week 2 of the Playoff Eliminator! While all of these teams may not “technically” be in the hunt still, I’m still giving them all a chance, for now. As we get further and further down the road, and the field dwindles, the “playoff” games each week will get better. For now however, […]

Student Union Top 25: Week 2

After a MONSTER week of top 25 games, we see a little bit of movement throughout the polls. Ohio State drops all the way from #2 to #7 after losing to Oklahoma, who jumped from #5 to #2. Teams like Clemson and USC, who both had big wins didn’t move at all. The rest of the […]

Breaking: Mizzou Fires DC

After just the second game of the season, the Missouri Tigers have fired defensive coordinator DeMontie Cross. Cross was in his second season as Missouri’s DC, after a disappointing first season. The timing of this seems odd, but maybe it would’ve been done at the end of the season anyways. Mizzou’s defense was the worst […]

Chaos Theory Rooting Guide: Week 2

#13 Auburn at #3 Clemson In what may be the most interesting game of the week, there is quite a bit of uncertainty. Both quarterbacks are only one cupcake game into their careers at their respective schools in Clemson’s Kelly Bryant and Auburn’s Jarrett Stidham. It will be interesting to see what each of these […]