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

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 […]

Playoff Eliminator Week 1

  College football is back, and that also means that my weekly playoff eliminator is back. For those of you who don’t remember, each week I break down which teams are still in the playoff hunt and which teams have knocked themselves out with losses the prior weekend. At the start of the season, technically […]

FSU Loses Francois For Season. Now what?

Florida State knew that they would be taking a beating from the Alabama Crimson Tide on Saturday night. They did not know, however, that their starting quarterback, Deondre Francois, would be knocked out for the season with a patella tendon injury. This puts a serious damper on what Florida State would for sure be a […]

Chaos Theory Rooting Guide: Week 1

Welcome back to college football boys and girls! For those of you who remember, this is my “Chaos Theory Rooting Guide,” detailing for you the games to take a rooting interest in each week if you enjoy complete chaos and disorder in the CFP system. Being ten years after the chaotic 2007 season, there are […]

2017 Bold Predictions

Brandon Wimbush Is The Truth This kid could be a stud or a complete bust, but you know what? I have faith in him sight unseen to lead the Irish at quarterback. Notre Dame will win double digit games this season and it will be because of the high-powered offense in South Bend. Between Josh […]

The Campus Cover: Week 1

Cody and PJ are back with their predictions for week 1. Check out the Soundcloud. Subscribe to the channel, comment, let us know what you think. Tweet at @StudentUSports, @CodyGoggin and @pjguip1. Listen as the boys talk about the new college football season. They will discuss the life of a lazy college student (1:41), a […]

FCS Upsets In Store?

Every year there are a handful of Division I-AA teams that shock their FBS counterparts at the start of the year and crush all hopes for those fan bases. I think there are quite a few teams with a shot at those upsets this year. I’ll be happy to just get one of these right, […]

Campus Cover

Cody and PJ go bold with their preseason predictions as they pick conference champions, sleepers, and their favorite over/unders. Also, week 0 action! Listen as The Campus Cover guys discuss gambling commandments (1:50), good over/under bets by Conference (4:01), Cody plugging the AGI (which is dope), Conference champions (22:21), Group of 5 sleepers (33:15), PJ […]

Teams AGI Loves

As the second part of my AGI series, I will unveil teams that AGI, my new projection system, is much higher on than the preseason polls and general sentiment among fans. In case you missed it yesterday, you can check out my top 25 here. Some I may agree with, some not necessarily, but either […]

Introducing Student Union’s AG Index and AGI Top 25

Hey guys! It’s your boy Cody Goggin back with you. If you know who I am or have been following me on Twitter lately, (@CodyGoggin) then you are aware that I have been working on my own projection model for the 2017 college football season. I have worked on this tirelessly for about four weeks […]

ACC Coastal Preview

In recent memory, the Atlantic Division of the ACC has dominated the conference championships. That looks like it will hold true this year as there are about three teams that have a legitimate chance to make the College Football Playoff in the Atlantic. Anyone in the Coastal making it that far would be considered an […]

UNC Sweet Sixteen Preview

  After barely getting by the Razorbacks of Arkansas in the Round of 32, the Tar Heels head to Memphis for the Sweet Sixteen, just two games away from another Final Four berth. First though, they will have to get past the Butler Bulldogs. I feel as if a lot of national media and UNC […]

March Madness Viewing Guide

12:00-4:00: You’re ready for the tournament. You have your bracket all filled out and think it is perfect. This will be the year! Try to stream all of the games on your work computer while pretending to get your job done. Do not draw too much attention from coworkers as the boss may find out. […]

Year of the 16 Seed?

A 16 seed has NEVER beat a 1. That is not a typo, and it is also not surprising. But should it be? There have been a handful of two seeds to get canned in the first round, including a championship favorite Michigan State just last season. I think that eventually it could happen, but […]

Tennessee: Upset Capital of the World?

While the pride and joy of the state Volunteers are not in the field of 68, there are three other teams representing the Volunteer State proudly in the Big Dance. None of these three teams are the higher seeds in their matchups, but I would argue that they all have a chance to win. As […]

Year of the Repeat?

Not since Billy Donovan and the Florida Gators ten years ago has anyone repeated as NCAA champion. I think that could change this year with Jay Wright and the Villanova Wildcats. Now it won’t be easy as they will have to likely run thought the likes of Wisconsin, Virginia or Florida, Duke, and more, they […]

No Love: Gonzaga

  I feel like I’ve seen this story hundreds of times before. Gonzaga destroys opponents for five months. Gonzaga makes tournament as high seed. Gonzaga suffers an early exit. It is a movement as old as time itself, yet I find myself thinking, “are they for real this time”? Maybe we should let our minds […]

March Madness Preview: ACC

After seeing the fifth seeded Duke Blue Devils take home the ACC Tournament crown last weekend, this conference looks as stacked as ever. While they may not be able to replicate the success the conference had in the Big Dance last year, they will still be strong Final Four contenders, possibly taking home another championship. […]

Instant Reaction: South Region

This South Region of the NCAA Tournament bracket looks like it could be fun. All of the teams at the top are great at putting points on the board. There are also some amazing players in this region, and a few possible upsets to be had. Favorites: #1 North Carolina Tar Heels UNC is back […]

Quadruple Double Episode 5

This week Frank and Anthony have a fellow contributor from the site in Cody Goggin to help pick this weeks topics. This week is different than what we originally talked about in our podcasts before. We previewed all the conferences tournaments starting this week starting with the Big Ten (1:40), then the Pac-12 (8:00) then […]

Locks of the Week: March 4th

  Record to Date: 17-18 Welcome to the final week of the college basketball regular season. Seems like it flew by, right? At this point, everyone is gearing up for the tournament and ready to go. Next week I may provide some locks for championship week, as well as some tournament picks in the week […]

INSTANT REACTION: Northwestern’s Miraculous Buzzer Beater!

WOW! Northwestern just delivered a moment for the age’s. Their full court pass to the layup may go down in Northwestern history as the one that finally got them in the Big Dance. The dynamic duo of Taphorn to Pardon (doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue) connected for a 90+ foot pass to a layup […]

ACC Weekly Roundup: February 27th

Not too much has changed going into the last week of the regular season; Duke is not back, Carolina takes the crown, and Boston College still sucks. Besides that, we’re all just looking forward to the last week of the season and the conference tournament in Brooklyn next week. The Top 5 1. North Carolina […]

Locks of the Week: February 25th

Record to Date:14-16 Had a solid week last week at 3-2. Two more weeks until tournament picks.   #8 North Carolina (-8) at Pittsburgh Coming off one of their most impressive wins of the season against Louisville on Wednesday, UNC is rolling. Same could be said for Pitt though as they picked up a huge […]

ACC Weekly Roundup: February 20th

This was quite the week in the best conference in college basketball. First off, RIP to Buzz Williams’ shirt. The most surprising news came when Mark Gottfried became Mark Got-fired after a 24-point loss to North Carolina at home. Gottfried will still coach until the end of the season, but wouldn’t it be amazing if […]

Locks of the Week (?): February 18th

Record to Date: 11-14 I kinda suck at this whole betting thing. I went 1-4 against the spread last week, even though I was 5-0 on picking the winners. Over the past three weeks I have racked up the amazing record of 3-12. Not even sure how being that bad is possible. Oh well, can’t […]

Staff Reaction: Oregon Glow Unis

  So Oregon basketball has unveiled their new “glow-in-the-dark” uniforms for tonight’s game against Utah. Safe to say, our writers have some…opinions on them. Cody Goggin (@DaRealCG2) Glow-in-the-dark unis? Sure, sounds cool, right? Except for the logistics that basketball games are played in the bright lights of a gym.The glowing component of these uniforms is […]

ACC Weekly Roundup: February 13th

The Top 5 1. North Carolina 21-5 (9-3) Thought for sure that this would be the week I’d knock Carolina down, but still not so. Falling in a close game on the road against Duke doesn’t change my opinion of them at all. They still appear in the driver’s seat in the conference. GameDay will […]

Locks of the Week (February 11)

  Record To Date: 10-10 I apologize to anyone that may have lost money based on my picks in the past few weeks. It’s been a rough go, but time to get back on track before March.   Clemson at #18 Duke (-11.5) Duke is officially back. After a big win against UNC on Thursday […]

F*** Duke

I’m not sure if my love of Carolina basketball arose from the Heels themselves or from my burning hatred of Duke and all they stand for. I’m going to lean towards a mixture of the two. Along with about 95% of America, I can absolutely not stand Duke. I hate everything about them: their white […]