The problem with Big Ten football

Big Ten Football

There used to be a time when a smash-mouth style of football was the only way to play the game.

Five must-watch college football games in Week 1

Jameis Winston

Since it’s been more than six months since we’ve last seen action on the college football gridiron, any game on television will be welcomed into your home. But not all football games will carry the same weight in the opening week as others. Usually the first few weeks of the season are pretty dull, but a couple of intriguing matchups have people thirsty for the season to get underway.

10 bold predictions for the 2014 college football season

Robert Nkemdiche

With just a few days until the opening kickoff of a new college football season, it’s time to think about what will happen in 2014. Most experts have made conference predictions, listed Heisman Trophy favorites and made College Football Playoff predictions for this year. While those may be some of the more interesting conversations, there are still a few other areas of the sport to discuss and predict.

Is a protest warranted if Sterling still owns Clippers next season?

Donald Sterling

Every week a new development has risen relating to Donald Sterling. In the latest turn in what has been a month-long reaction to comments made by the Clippers owner, it has been announced that LeBron James and other NBA stars would take a seat next season if Sterling was still involved with the Clippers franchise.

Big Ten Basketball: Each team’s best returning player for 2014-15

Yogi Ferrell

The NBA Draft deadline for early applicants has come and gone, leaving us knowing who will be back on the collegiate hardwood next season. As some of the Big Ten’s best stars head to the professional ranks, let’s take a look at some of the top players who will continue their college career and see what the 2014-15 season holds for each of those players.

NBA Playoffs: Western Conference preview and predictions

NBA Playoffs

The NBA Playoffs begin Saturday afternoon after another highly entertaining basketball season. Here are the first round matchups, previews and predictions for the Western Conference.

NBA Playoffs: Eastern Conference preview and predictions

NBA Playoffs

The NBA Playoffs begin Saturday afternoon after another highly entertaining basketball season. Here are the first round matchups, previews and predictions for the Eastern Conference.

Final Four Weekend: The Top Four Teams, Coaches and Games since 2000

2009 North Carolina Tar Heels

To get you ready for the Final Four this weekend, I’ve comprised a list of the top four teams, coaches and games since the 1999-2000 season. While there are a lot of great teams and coaches to choose from, only the elite made the following lists.

Feel free to add your picks in the comments section.

Pay for Play: Why it’s Not So Bad to be a College Athlete

Kain Colter

College athletes have it pretty good. Starting any kind of pay-for-play system would be a terrible idea.

College Football Week 6: What we learned

Keith Wenning

As we approach the midway point of the college football season, most of us are thinking “where as the season gone?” And while we are all sulking that the first half of the season has flown by, we are more clearly able to differentiate between the contenders and pretenders of the college football landscape.

College Football Week 5: What we learned

Lane Kiffin, Todd Graham

Week 5 gave us a much more interesting slate of games compared to Week 4. Big-time conference matchups, multiple top 25 teams squaring-off against one another and games with potential BCS implications kept us entertained all Saturday long.

College Football Week 4: What we learned

Antonio Andrews

Every year, there’s that one week on the schedule that makes football fans sigh out of disappointment. This year, our sorrow fell on the fourth week of the season, as very few games had any relevance nationally.

But, with the negative comes the positive, as the bulk of the non-conference season is out the window and we can dig in to the meat of the college football season.

Is Louisville a contender for the BCS National Championship?

Teddy Bridgewater

Behind the coaching of Charlie Strong and the elite quarterbacking of Teddy Bridgewater, Louisville has emerged from the shadows of a feeble American Athletic Conference and propelled itself into the national spotlight.

Teddy BridgewaterSitting at 3-0, the seventh-ranked Cardinals have gained recognition from across the nation as a potential contender for the 2013 BCS National championship.

College football Week 3: What we learned

Butch Jones

Things are starting to shape-up in the college football world, as we begin to see teams wrap up their non-conference schedules and dive into the conference slate.

Alabama vs. Texas A&M: Preview and things to watch

Texas A&M Alabama

One of the most anticipated games of the season takes plays in Week 3 of the college football year, when Alabama and Texas A&M battle for an early season edge in the SEC West.

Johnny Manziel and the Alabama defense will be headlining this game, but here are some other things to look for during Saturday’s contest.