OPINION Michael Weinreb

WEINREB: The Goal-Line Stand »

Everything I know about college football I view through the prism of the 1979 Sugar Bowl. It is not my earliest memory, but it might as well be: In the…

Jun 18 2013 / Comments Off / Read More »
Tommy Tomlinson

TOMLINSON: Fanning The Rivalry Flames »

They have started football season early down in South Carolina. Somebody broke off a hunk of Howard’s Rock at Clemson the other day. That rock is literally the touchstone of…

Jun 18 2013 / Comments Off / Read More »

TRAVIS: Kentucky Extends SEC’s Brand Into Ohio »

The Kentucky Wildcats are number two in the nation in recruiting. In football. Really, this has happened. Stop with all your — “But it’s June!” — Tweets and consider the…

Jun 18 2013 / Comments Off / Read More »
Ray Ratto

RATTO: NCAA Giving Athletic Directors More Power »

Mark Emmert, whose tenure as NCAA president has been, well, weird, has decided to ratchet up the fun by instituting a committee of athletic directors to, in a nutshell, ease…

Jun 18 2013 / Comments Off / Read More »
Pat forde

FORDE: Observations & Declarations About Schedules »

It is unofficially college football season. I know this because the preview magazines are out, and that gives us all license to start wishing our way through the summer toward…

Jun 18 2013 / Comments Off / Read More »
Vedder Richard

VEDDER: How Poor Students Subsidize Unworthy College Sports »

As parents and students struggle to keep up with rising college tuition and take on greater burdens of debt, universities are being challenged to justify the ballooning athletic fees they…

Jun 18 2013 / Comments Off / Read More »
DJ Gallo

GALLO: Theories Why Johnny Wants To Leave »

Johnny Manziel tweeted early Sunday morning that he can’t wait to leave College Station. “Bulls— like tonight is a reason why I can’t wait to leave college station … whenever…

Jun 18 2013 / Comments Off / Read More »

WOJCIECHOWSKI: One Guy Can Change Everything »

One day your team is in the septic tank. It reeks. The Roto-Rooter guy won’t get near it. Then the skies part, the angels sing and from the sports heavens…

Jun 18 2013 / Comments Off / Read More »
Mark Bradley

BRADLEY: Has Johnny Manziel Grown Too Big For Texas A&M? »

It was a great story: Redshirt freshman wins quarterback job for Texas A&M, a team facing its first season in the high-falutin’ SEC; he engineers a famous upset of Alabama;…

Jun 18 2013 / Comments Off / Read More »

FELDMAN: Softest Non-Conference Schedules »

With conference media days now just about a month away, it’s a good time to sift through some preseason schedule fodder. This week’s Top 10 subject: teams with the softest…

Jun 18 2013 / Comments Off / Read More »

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College Football Recruiting Reaches New Low »

The tennessean

Mark Stoops has an eye for talent. In less than seven months as Kentucky’s football coach, he has made significant…

Jun 18 2013 / Comments Off / Read More »

Pelini Eyes Key Recruiting Weekend For Huskers »

Husker Extra

Game on. That’s right, in June. This is a significant week for the Nebraska football program. The Big Red Football…

Jun 10 2013 / Comments Off / Read More »

Ole Miss Lands JUCO RB »

National Football Post

Hugh Freeze continues to prove that last February’s recruiting haul was no fluke, as the second-year Ole Miss head coach…

Jun 10 2013 / Comments Off / Read More »

Five On The Rise »


There are always risers within a particular recruiting cycle (or particular two recruiting cycles in this case) and 2014 (and…

Jun 10 2013 / Comments Off / Read More »

Michigan Puts Dent In Ohio State Recruiting »

Columbus Dispatch

Recruiting is an ongoing, multifront battle for Urban Meyer and his Ohio State assistant coaches, but on the one that…

Jun 7 2013 / Comments Off / Read More »

Lem Barney Says Football Is ‘Deadly’ & Will Be Gone Within 20 Years »

Detroit Free Press

Lem Barney is an NFL legend, a Hall of Famer who made his living playing football. And he wouldn’t do it again. Speaking today at the Sound Mind Sound Body Camp in Southfield, the Detroit Lions great said the sport will be gone in the…

Jun 18 2013 / Comments Off / Read More »

Danny O’Brien Leaves Wisconsin »

15_Basic_Fox Sports

The Danny O’Brien era at the University of Wisconsin is officially over. Less than one year after arriving at Wisconsin as the team’s starting quarterback of the future, O’Brien has left the program. Todd Willert, O’Brien’s high school coach at East Forsyth in North Carolina,…

Jun 10 2013 / Comments Off / Read More »

Manziel Stars In New Granger Smith Video »


Rising country star Granger Smith certainly knows to use his Texas A&M connections. Smith, a 2002 A&M grad, was already a star in Aggieland for an ode to his alma mater called “We Bleed Maroon,” which has played on the video board before football games…

Jun 10 2013 / Comments Off / Read More »

Saban’s Scheduled Tennessee Appearance Causes Stir »


Alabama coach Nick Saban’s planned appearance at a benefit event Tuesday in Tennessee shows the Crimson Tide-Volunteers rivalry is alive and well, even if it’s been one-sided lately. Saban’s speech at the seventh annual Athens Area Chamber of Commerce benefit dinner is expected to attract…

Jun 10 2013 / Comments Off / Read More »

Pat Fitzgerald Talks Academics, Recruiting and the Big Ten »

Bleacher Report

Pat Fitzgerald is tired of hearing it. He’s tired of hearing the same exhausted line, one repeated like a chorus throughout his eight years in the captain’s chair at Northwestern. “I think it’s an excuse,” Fitzgerald said emphatically when asked about the difficulties of recruiting…

Jun 10 2013 / Comments Off / Read More »

Spurrier To Saban: Play Tennessee As A Non-SEC Game »


Steve Spurrier has a way to get around this whole SEC scheduling brouhaha: Give Alabama what it wants. Why, he says, would that be any different from the day he first arrived in the SEC in 1990 as the coach at Florida—or his last eight…

Jun 7 2013 / Comments Off / Read More »

SEC Has 6th NCAA Major Violation Case Since 2009 »


Mississippi State’s NCAA violations announced today in football marked the sixth major infractions case for the SEC in the past four years, tied with Conference USA for the most in that period. Once again, the SEC avoided a postseason ban.…

Jun 7 2013 / Comments Off / Read More »

SEC Earns Record Revenue, Maintains Football Schedule »


The Southeastern Conference will distribute more money than ever to member schools – but the figure could be eclipsed in the near future. The SEC announced Friday a payday of $289.4 million for fiscal year 2012-13, or $20.7 million per school. But the numbers could…

Jun 4 2013 / Comments Off / Read More »

Oregon’s Helfrich Talks Transition, Mariota & Thomas »

CBS Sports

In January, Mark Helfrich was promoted from offensive coordinator to Oregon’s head coach after Chip Kelly left for the NFL. Helfrich, son of a former Duck offensive lineman, may not have been a well-known name nationally, but inside the Oregon program, he was one of…

Jun 4 2013 / Comments Off / Read More »

The Parallel Lives Of Roll Tide & Big Blue Nations »

Lost Lettermen

“All-consuming” feels like too weak a phrase to describe the extent to which Alabama football and Kentucky basketball are appreciated in the Yellowhammer and Bluegrass…

May 21 2013 / Comments Off / Read More »

Bret Bielema Needs Thicker Skin For SEC »

Lost Lettermen

Arkansas fans are quickly learning what Big Ten followers have known for years: People love to hate Bret Bielema. Opposing fans in the B1G thought…

May 16 2013 / Comments Off / Read More »

Auburn Grad Pays Tribute To Toomer’s Oaks With Back Tattoo »

War Eagle reader

As the final rolling of the Toomer’s oaks approaches, Auburn fans are reflecting on the special times at Toomer’s Corner etched in their memories. And,…

Apr 19 2013 / Comments Off / Read More »

The ‘Fall Of Troy’ At The NFL Draft »

Lost Lettermen

In the decade or so since I started following the minutiae of the NFL draft, USC had reaffirmed its historical place as the most front-and-center…

Apr 19 2013 / Comments Off / Read More »

The Best Obituary Ever Known To Man »

For wm the cowbell tolls

In the age of the internet, literally anything can go viral overnight, spreading from one corner of the world to everywhere else almost instantly. Although…

Mar 12 2013 / Comments Off / Read More »

Can Mizzou Learn From Painful SEC Lessons? »

Crystal Ball Run

Missouri got a rude awakening to life in the SEC to say the least and at times it was simply brutal to watch as the…

Mar 12 2013 / Comments Off / Read More »

Five Most Important SEC Blogs »

Capstone report

Yesterday, we examined the Ten Most Powerful People in the SEC. Today we take a look at the most important blogs in the SEC. The…

Mar 12 2013 / Comments Off / Read More »

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