1. Ohio State vs. Oregon: National Championship Game Against the Spread

    Last week's inaugural BCS Playoff semifinals ensured that, for the first time since 2010, there will be a champion other than Alabama or Florida State. For Ohio State, it's been 13 years since its last title...

    Jeff Glauser Written by Jeff Glauser about 1 month ago 5,685 reads 1 comments

  2. Stars Fans Love to Hate

    While we mostly seek to highlight the positive side of sports—whether its great plays or heroic achievements—we can’t help but acknowledge that some athletes inspire tremendous anger and outrage...

    Scott Janovitz Written by Scott Janovitz about 3 months ago 18,479 reads 48 comments

  3. Whatever Happened To: Sports Edition

    In the enormous, always-changing world of sports, fans are regularly left wondering, "Whatever happened to" this or that? Rules frequently change, technology constantly redefines, and even stars can vanish before we know it...

    Scott Janovitz Written by Scott Janovitz about 4 months ago 26,682 reads 12 comments

  4. College Football Playoff Odds: Florida State, Alabama Top Betting Picks

    The defending national champion Florida State Seminoles lead the way as 2-5 betting favorites to qualify for this season’s inaugural four-team College Football Playoff...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by OddsShark.com about 6 months ago 2,327 reads 2 comments

  5. Every Power 5 Conference Team's Greatest Moment from BCS Era

    On Monday we got our first glimpse of the hardware that's going to be given out to the winner of the College Football Playoff, the new system created to determine the FBS national champion...

    Brian Pedersen Written by Brian Pedersen about 8 months ago 24,317 reads 104 comments

  6. Why SEC Has UCLA to Thank for Its Legacy of BCS Dominance

    The SEC dominated the second half of the BCS era, winning seven championships and firmly establishing itself as the premier conference in college football...

    Samuel Chi Written by Samuel Chi about 9 months ago 23,860 reads 144 comments

  7. Can Rutgers or Maryland Challenge for Big Ten Title in Next Decade?

    Whenever Julie Hermann speaks, the Big Ten office listens, intently. Just in case the conference needs to get into damage-control spin mode. The Rutgers athletic director has been nothing short of a lightning rod whenever she's in the news ...

    Samuel Chi Written by Samuel Chi about 9 months ago 4,886 reads 34 comments

  8. Why Success Might Not Be Guaranteed for the SEC Network

    The SEC had another banner season at the bank, as the conference announced (h/t Kami Mattioli of Sporting News ) its members reeled in around $21 million per school during the fiscal year of 2013...

    Samuel Chi Written by Samuel Chi about 9 months ago 5,053 reads 18 comments

  9. Making the Case for Major College Football Conferences to Drop Divisions

    With all of the bellyaching about the recent decisions by the SEC and ACC to keep eight-game conference schedules , a most important point was largely missed: The scheduling setup makes competition within those conferences unfair...

    Samuel Chi Written by Samuel Chi about 9 months ago 6,645 reads 9 comments

  10. College Football Playoff Is Here to Stay for a While ... or Is It?

    Like it or not, the College Football Playoff, set to debut this coming season, will be around until at least 2025. It will outlast the next Bush ( Jeb ) or Clinton (Hillary) administration...

    Samuel Chi Written by Samuel Chi about 9 months ago 2,671 reads 10 comments

  11. How Big Ten Continues to Be College Football's King of Cash

    The Big Ten pays Jim Delany nearly $2 million a year for his work as conference commissioner, and he's worth every penny. Under Delany's stewardship since 1989, the Big Ten has been and continues to be the richest conference in college athletics...

    Samuel Chi Written by Samuel Chi about 10 months ago 8,603 reads 50 comments

  12. How Different Will College Football Be as We Transition into Playoff Era?

    A sensational story making the rounds last week claims that a Chinese miner was found alive after living 17 years underground following a mine collapse...

    Samuel Chi Written by Samuel Chi about 10 months ago 9,227 reads 20 comments

  13. Pac-12's Proposed Championship Move to Levi's Stadium Step in Right Direction

    Larry Scott is mulling a move to put the Pac -12 football championship game at Levi's Stadium. To borrow a phrase from the benefactor of one Pac -12 powerhouse: Just Do It...

    Samuel Chi Written by Samuel Chi about 10 months ago 4,205 reads 16 comments

  14. Releasing a Top 25 Weekly Poll a Dangerous Move for CFP Selection Committee

    It's going to feel a lot like BCS 2.0, but with people, faces and personalities to blame. And if you don't think that's going to push patience, fanbases and message board servers ...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 10 months ago 19,042 reads 67 comments

  15. Why Other Conferences Should Boycott Scheduling SEC Football Teams

    The SEC wants to have its cake and eat it, too. The other conferences shouldn't lend it a fork. The SEC's long-awaited resolution to its scheduling question is to not do a dadgum thing ...

    Samuel Chi Written by Samuel Chi about 10 months ago 16,032 reads 277 comments

  16. Pac-12 Network Running out of Time to Get on DirecTV

    DirecTV just brought The Weather Channel to its knees. Will the Pac -12 follow suit and beg for forgiveness? The Pac -12 Network is about to enter its third year of existence, ...

    Samuel Chi Written by Samuel Chi about 10 months ago 18,045 reads 20 comments

  17. New-Look Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Paves Way for Atlanta to Host National Title

    ATLANTA — It's a new era for the Chick-fil-A Bowl, as the Atlanta-based postseason matchup that has traditionally featured the ACC and SEC will transition into the group of ...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 11 months ago 6,128 reads 5 comments

  18. What a 16-Team College Football Playoff Would've Looked Like in 2013

    The Oklahoma Sooners, your 2013 college football national champions! Would you have a problem with that? If you don't, then you must have loved the NCAA basketball tournament, ...

    Samuel Chi Written by Samuel Chi about 11 months ago 18,545 reads 108 comments

  19. Michigan Finally Seeing Big Picture with Night Game Scheduling Trend

    For only the third time in its venerable history, Michigan Stadium will host a night game . When the Wolverines take on Penn State on Oct. 11 at 7 p.m., it will be the first Big Ten game to be played entirely under the lights at the Big House...

    Samuel Chi Written by Samuel Chi about 11 months ago 7,971 reads 12 comments

  20. College Football Playoff Committee Doesn't Need a Recusal Policy

    The College Football Playoff committee, charged with selecting the four-team playoff beginning in the 2014 season, has put together a recusal policy for its 13 members...

    Samuel Chi Written by Samuel Chi about 11 months ago 2,184 reads 1 comments

  21. Why College Football Playoff Should Always Remain at 4 Teams

    What if last season's college football playoff yielded this quartet of teams vying for the national championship: Florida State, South Carolina, USC and Vanderbilt? Would you be ...

    Samuel Chi Written by Samuel Chi about 11 months ago 3,267 reads 25 comments

  22. NCAA vs. Big-Time Football Conferences in Groundhog Day

    Imagine that there's only one college football game on TV every Saturday. Just one. Imagine that your favorite team can be on TV only once all season. Just once. This isn't some doomsday scenario on some parallel planet...

    Samuel Chi Written by Samuel Chi about 11 months ago 7,847 reads 1 comments

  23. Notre Dame Enters College Football Playoff Era Under Cloud of Uncertainty

    Notre Dame will enter the College Football Playoff era with a boatload of cash. The Irish last year signed a 10-year extension with NBC , worth a reported $15 million per year, ...

    Samuel Chi Written by Samuel Chi about 11 months ago 11,095 reads 65 comments

  24. How Penn State Could've Saved Big East Football

    Imagine the College Football Playoff beginning next season not with five, but six major conferences. The Big East is still at the table, but not splintered into a basketball version ...

    Samuel Chi Written by Samuel Chi about 12 months ago 16,533 reads 22 comments

  25. Revised Standings for the College Football Playoff Selection Committee

    There will be no more BCS standings. In fact, there will be no standings with a formula that we can reliably project when the College Football Playoff era begins in the 2014 season...

    Samuel Chi Written by Samuel Chi about 12 months ago 5,226 reads 27 comments