Big Ten’s Got 99 Problems, But A Bias Ain’t One

Big Ten football fans are in a bit of a funk lately. It’s been years since the conference was a legitimate threat to win a national title. It’s even been a while since the Big Ten has made a good showing of itself in bowl games. Throw in the media’s tendency to dogpile on the conference and you’ve got the makings of some world-class conspiracy theories.

Is Louisville a contender for the BCS National Championship?

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 2013: The 10 must-watch games of the season

The 2013 College football season is almost upon us. Here is a look at the 10 games you absolutely must watch this season.

Precedent Suggests “Big Ten Guy” Bielema Can Succeed in SEC

Why would Bret Bielema leave Wisconsin, where he’s gone to three straight Rose Bowls for a 4-8 program as Arkansas was in 2012? Because the timing is right and precedent suggests that even a non-SEC guy can win in college football’s best conference.

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.

Here’s How To Fix College Football’s Broken Postseason System

Notre Dame will face a top SEC team in the BCS National Championship Game. Yawn. Rectifying college football’s meaningless postseason, and making it halfway as exciting as March is for hoops, is easy, however.

SEC Having 6 Teams in BCS Top 10 Not as Impressive as it Looks

I confess my belief that the Southeastern Conference is the strongest in college football. But (and this is what will get me in trouble in my adopted home state of Tennessee), the SEC isn’t nearly as good as the BCS Standings suggest.

#2 Alabama versus #8 Michigan – Preview and Prediction of College Football’s Game of the Week

The loser of Saturday’s highly anticipated opening weekend matchup between #2 Alabama and #8 Michigan – one of five must-see games this weekend – will not be eliminated from the national title picture. But the winner will certainly have an early leg up.

Pig Roasted: Bobby Petrino Fired By Arkansas AD Jeff Long

On Tuesday night, University of Arkansas Athletic Director Jeff Long held an emotional, stand-up press conference to announce the termination of head football coach Bobby Petrino.

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: SEC Season Preview, Predictions, POY Pick, and All Conference Team

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

The Bottoms Line College Basketball Podcast: More Suspensions, Injuries, and Ineligibiles; Plus the Big 12 and SEC

In episode #6 of The Bottoms Line College Hoops Talk Podcast, host Andy Bottoms is joined once again Rob Dauster and Troy Machir of Ballin’ Is a Habit to discuss all the latest news and events in college basketball, including the suspensions of Kenny Frease and Festus Ezeli, plus a look forward at two of the top conferences in America.

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.