1. LSU Football Preview: The Year of the Tiger and Return of the Mad Hatter?

    LSU has endured its fair share of disasters in recent years: Just prior to the start of the 2005 season Hurricane Katrina turned LSU's football facilities into a disaster recovery center and wreaked havoc on the Tigers' schedule for most of the season...

    Henry  Ball Written by Henry Ball about over 4 years ago 2,367 reads 60 comments

  2. Les Miles: Separating Facts From Fiction on LSU's Mythical Mad Hatter, Part I

    (This will be part I in a weekly series on the biggest criticisms of LSU’s Head Coach —We’ll answer the question; are the criticisms justified in reality or by Wonderland fantasy?) Perception is reality, or so they say...

    Henry  Ball Written by Henry Ball about almost 5 years ago 300 reads 44 comments

  3. National Signing Day: Les Miles Makes Big Statement With LSU Recruiting Class

    As National Signing Day approached some Tiger fans were looking for something to hold on to.  After the fabled ‘Ole Miss Debacle’, LSU fans have been divided into two ardent and increasingly angry camps...

    Henry  Ball Written by Henry Ball about almost 5 years ago 2,617 reads 28 comments

  4. Super Bowl: The Saints Geaux Marching In; The Preacher Was Wrong!

    You know the old hymn, "When the Saints Go Marching In". I first heard it at the age of seven when I went to the First Pentecostal Church of Denham Springs, La. with my big brother...

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  5. LSU Recruit Is Wright for the Tigers, Les Miles Finishing Strong?

    Baton Rouge, La—James Wright of Belle Chase committed to LSU today. “I committed to LSU this (Sunday) morning,” Wright said. “I liked the academics, the football and I feel like I have a good relationship with the coaches...

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  6. National Signing Day Notice to LSU Recruits: This Is the Real Les Miles!

    It’s not nap time, or play time; it’s not dinner time nor is it Miller time. For high school seniors expecting to make the transition to bowl championship (formerly Division I) level football, it is decision time...

    Henry  Ball Written by Henry Ball about almost 5 years ago 19 reads 15 comments

  7. National Signing Day and the Blogosphere: Do Recruits Believe the Hype?

    National Signing day is fast approaching and the college football blogosphere is whizzing away with hopes for future phenoms, dreams of the next Tim Tebow, promise of programs lifted, and fears of all that potential withering on the vine...

    Henry  Ball Written by Henry Ball about almost 5 years ago 1,421 reads 37 comments

  8. As The Coaches Turn: Derek Dooley To Tennessee, Gary Crowton To Louisiana Tech?

    Ruston, La.—Derek Dooley, former LSU Assistant coach and recruiting coordinator under Nick Saban and current head coach at Louisiana Tech, will be named head coach at Tennessee...

    Henry  Ball Written by Henry Ball about almost 5 years ago 2,046 reads 43 comments

  9. Mike Leach vs. Texas Tech University: Why It Should Matter To Everyone

    Lubbock, TX.—Attorney's for Mike Leach filed a third amendment yesterday to the initial petition in the case of Mike Leach vs. Texas Tech University being heard in the 99th District Court in Lubbock County Texas...

    Henry  Ball Written by Henry Ball about almost 5 years ago 3,831 reads 54 comments

  10. National Champions Alabama and Mark Ingram Take Bloom Off of Texas Rose and I am Not Smarter than a Fifth Grader

    Pasadena, Ca.—Without senior QB Colt McCoy—who was knocked out of the game on the first drive and replaced by freshman Garrett Gilbert—Texas had no shot to penetrate Alabama Head Coach ...

    Henry  Ball Written by Henry Ball about almost 5 years ago 349 reads 15 comments

  11. Mike Leach Rides Lubbock Railroad All the Way To NFL's Oakland Raiders?

    Fired Texas Tech head coach Mike Leach—who was terminated for allegedly punishing backup wide receiver Adam James for having a concussion—has been relatively quiet since giving his side of the story to ESPN's Rece Davis...

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  12. Penn State Buries Ball, Brandon Lafell, and LSU In The Mud Bowl

    Orlando, FL—With roughly (this word will be used a lot) .36 seconds remaining on the game clock, and the LSU trailing Penn State 19-17 in the Capital One Mud Marsh and Mayhem Bowl, sophomore ...

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  13. Texas Tech Coach Mike Leach Fired; Adam James Still Not Likely to Start

    Update: Suspended Texas Tech head coach Mike Leach—who filed a request for a temporary injunction in the 99th District Court of Lubbock County stating, in part, that he had not been afforded ...

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  14. Mike Leach's Suspension, Mangino, Gundy: Is Big 12 Football Getting Soft?

    Lubbock, Tex.—It was announced today that Texas Tech has suspended Head Coach Mike Leach—who has presided over arguably the best decade in Red Raider History—indefinitely, pending the outcome ...

    Henry  Ball Written by Henry Ball about almost 5 years ago 2,312 reads 62 comments

  15. Pitt's Dion Lewis Breaks Records at Meineke, Signs 2010 Heisman Ballot

    It had to be a bittersweet feeling for No.17 Pittsburgh’s Freshman RB Dion Lewis—who needed just 46 yards to break Pitt’s all time freshmen rushing record, set by Hall of Fame RB Tony Dorsett ...

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  16. Big News In The Press Box: Urban Meyer Resigns As Head Coach at Florida

    The Meineke Car Care Bowl in Charlotte, NC had been a somewhat less than exciting affair up until about 6:58pm when someone broke the news that Urban Meyer had abruptly stepped down as the Head Coach at the University of Florida...

    Henry  Ball Written by Henry Ball about almost 5 years ago 198 reads 2 comments

  17. Southern Fried Football Bowl Challenge: Beat the Czar, Win Money!

    It’s that time of year—the time when millions gather with family and friends, the season’s colors brightly and proudly donned, libations and celebratory fare served to the full...

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  18. Meineke Bowl Has Desired Matchup, Chance To Change College Football

    The Meineke Car Care Bowl in Charlotte, N.C., has a great matchup—at least as far as the organizers are concerned—with a ranked team and Big East runner-up No. 17 Pittsburgh (9-3) facing a regional fan favorite from the ACC, North Carolina (8-4)...

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  19. Mark Ingram Won the Heisman but What About the Clarett, the Crysman, and Other Obscure Awards?

    There may be some questions surrounding when the votes go in, if the vote was closer than it should have been and perhaps if the order for the runner ups was correct...

    Henry  Ball Written by Henry Ball about 5 years ago 1,473 reads 56 comments

  20. NCAA's Plantation: The BCS Is Holding TCU and All of Mid-America Down

    Part I   Maybe it’s not considered politically correct for a southern white guy to bring up plantations and slavery, as it was indeed the darkest period in this country’s history, but ...

    Henry  Ball Written by Henry Ball about 5 years ago 367 reads 13 comments

  21. Southern Fried Playoff: How to Make CFB Better than Ever!

    This is essentially Part II of this Article. The Southern Fried Playoff (SFPO) is a simple 16-Team single-elimination tournament that would integrate some of the existing bowl venues while allowing the other bowls to thrive and prosper...

    Henry  Ball Written by Henry Ball about 5 years ago 1,132 reads 34 comments

  22. Hits Keep Coming for Les Miles: LSU AD Confirms Recruiting Investigation

    Jordan Blum of 2theAdvocate.com is reporting that LSU is self-investigating possible violations involving the football team...

    Henry  Ball Written by Henry Ball about 5 years ago 1,846 reads 39 comments

  23. LSU Tigers: A Battle Cry for Coach Les Miles From Death Valley

    In the recently released movie "The Blind Side" about former Ole Miss left tackle Michael Oher, his guardian explains to him that “The Charge of the Light Brigade,” Lord Alfred Tennyson's ...

    Henry  Ball Written by Henry Ball about 5 years ago 7,172 reads 38 comments

  24. Meyer To Remain In Florida: Where Does Notre Dame Turn Now?

    ESPN is reporting that Urban Meyer will remain at Florida, in his own words, "for as long as they will have me!" The announcement coming after rampant speculation that Meyer would ...

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  25. Is Les Miles on the Hot Seat, and Does One Second Define His Tenure at LSU?

    If you believe some of the sentiment found on blogs such as ‘And the Valley Shook’ as well as other Internet outlets, including the new Facebook feature allowing comments on LSU’s official ...

    Henry  Ball Written by Henry Ball about 5 years ago 7,902 reads 121 comments