College football Week 3: What we learned

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.

2012 Heisman Trophy Race Down To Manziel v Manti … With New Precedent To Be Set Either Way

This year’s Heisman still boils down to BCS school versus BCS school, but there is something different, a newness even, surrounding the award that will be presented next week.

College Basketball Podcast: Tim Hardaway Jr.’s Importance, Ohio State’s Issues, Conference Tournament Previews

In episode #24 of The Bottoms Line College Basketball Podcast, host Andy Bottoms is once again joined by Rob Dauster of Ballin’ Is a Habit and NBC Sports’ College Basketball Talk to discuss all the latest news and events in college basketball, including: Virginia’s tournament fate after a late-game collapse; bubble picture in the ACC/Big 12/Big East/SEC; thoughts from last weekend’s Kansas-Missouri game; Ohio State’s recent issues; Tim Hardaway Jr.’s importance to Michigan; look ahead to the Missouri Valley, Colonial, and Atlantic 10 Tournaments; ook ahead to a few key games this weekend.

The Bottoms Line College Basketball Podcast: Around The Nation with Raphielle Johnson

In episode #19 of The Bottoms Line College Hoops Talk Podcast, host Andy Bottoms is joined by Raphielle Johnson of CollegeHoopsNet to discuss all the latest news and events in college basketball. This week’s episode features a thorough look at the world of college basketball with hot topics from all BCS conferences discussed as well as some notable mid-majors as well.

The Bottoms Line: Why Aren’t More College Basketball Teams Playing Non-Conference Road Games?

Andy Bottoms recently started to wonder why the notion existed that playing non-conference road games was worthy of special billing. After doing some research this weekend, he no longer needs to wonder. What he found is a staggering lack of road games for college basketball teams from major conferences.

The Bottoms Line College Basketball Podcast: “Marquette Man Crush” Edition

In the “Marquette Man Crush” edition of The Bottoms Line College Basketball Podcast, host Andy Bottoms is joined by Rob Dauster and Troy Machir of Ballin’ Is a Habit to discuss all the latest news and events in college basketball.

The Bottoms Line: Big 12 Season Preview, Predictions, POY Pick, and All Conference Team

With the 2011-12 basketball season just weeks away, it’s time to preview the Big 12 and make some picks and predictions for the upcoming season, including the conference champion and player of the year.

College Football Upset Pick Of The Week: Why Missouri Will Beat #4 Oklahoma State

With so many great games this week in college football it was hard to pick a game of the week, so instead the focus is on a game that has upset written all over it. So here is why the Missouri Tigers will upset the Oklahoma State Cowboys.

10 Things We Learned This Weekend: The Big 12 and Big East are in trouble, Verlander is MVP, and George Lucas was right!

If you spent the weekend enjoying a double sunset on one of the moons of Kepler-16b, here’s what you missed.

Realignment in Reverse: A Look at Conferences’ Original Rosters

At this time, when everyone is looking ahead to 16-team superconferences and/or conferences that are geographically abhorrent and make no effort to preserve traditional rivalries, let’s look back at where these conferences started and where they have come.

Why the Big XII Conference Will Survive

While some observers are prepping for a conference alignment apocalypse, the Big XII’s situation isn’t nearly as dire as the conventional wisdom suggests, and it’s quite possible that the conference will survive. Here’s why.

Showing high school games on the Longhorn Network is not sitting well with the rest of the Big 12

The University of Texas and ESPN are getting set to unveil the Longhorn Network on August 26 and it is already creating controversy before any programming has aired. The network wants show the high school games of players that are committed to Texas.

College Hoops First Impressions: Big 12

Perry Jones stunned many experts by returning to Baylor, and a number of impact transfers become eligible this year. Throw in three Top 25 recruiting classes, including three of the Top 10 players, and things should remain entertaining in the Big 12.

NCAA Hoops Crash Course: The Big 12

For a league that boasts two of the nation’s top teams in Kansas and Texas, the drop-off after the top third of the Big 12 is pronounced. As I’ve done previously with the Big Ten and ACC, here’s what you may have missed so far in the Big 12 this season.

Introducing the crazy new Big 10 (12) and Pac 10 (11) to their crazy new football coaches

The Big 10 and Pac 10 both added new teams today. In the process, each conference also added a colorful (read: crazy) new coach that should entertain fans and bloggers alike for many Falls to come.