1. Greg Schiano's Rutgers Departure: Lofty Goals, Minimal Results

    He should have left when Miami came calling. He should have packed his bags when Michigan offered him the keys to The Big House. Instead, he stayed in Piscataway, constantly invoking the mantra that Rutgers was where he wanted to be...

    Ed Jacko Written by Ed Jacko about over 2 years ago 1,044 reads 3 comments

  2. Big East Expansion: Nevada, TCU Change the College Football Landscape

    A few years from now, when you’re watching America Conference champion LSU play Continental Conference champion USC in the first true National Championship game, you’ll have Nevada and TCU to thank for the long awaited spectacle...

    Ed Jacko Written by Ed Jacko about almost 3 years ago 2,959 reads 13 comments

  3. College Football: 4 Quarters

    College football is much more than what takes place between the hash marks on Saturday afternoons. From the coaches office, to the campus quad, to the stadium, there is no end to the number of compelling stories...

    Ed Jacko Written by Ed Jacko about almost 3 years ago 257 reads 0 comments

  4. Penn State Scandal: Students Have Misplaced Adoration

    “I can’t tell you how much this means to me. I’ve lived for this place. I’ve lived for people like you guys and girls,” (via ESPN ). If only it were true, Joe...

    Ed Jacko Written by Ed Jacko about almost 3 years ago 301 reads 0 comments

  5. College Football: Parity, Not Defections, Killing Big East

    “God himself could not sink this ship!” Passenger Sylvia Caldwell was the recipient of these foreboding words as she boarded the Titanic prior to its maiden voyage...

    Ed Jacko Written by Ed Jacko about almost 3 years ago 393 reads 0 comments

  6. Conference Invitation: Good for the Big East, Bad for Boise State

    While an invitation for Boise State to join the Big East as a football only member may be the saving grace for the conference, it would do very little for the Broncos...

    Ed Jacko Written by Ed Jacko about 3 years ago 1,268 reads 17 comments

  7. Stephen Garcia Dismissal: Too Little, Too Late

    20 is greater than five. It’s simple math, really. Stephen Garcia remained the quarterback at South Carolina University simply because 20 wins, which ranks second all-time ...

    Ed Jacko Written by Ed Jacko about 3 years ago 707 reads 0 comments

  8. Conference Realignment: Big East Takes Licking and Inexplicably Keeps on Ticking

    The Big East—the conference that refuses to die. The recent news that TCU will most likely abandon the Big East Conference, before even taking one snap as a football member, seemed to be viewed as a death knell to most observers...

    Ed Jacko Written by Ed Jacko about 3 years ago 945 reads 1 comments

  9. Miami Hurricanes Football's Loss, Notre Dame's Gain?

    Let me be clear about this right from the jump: I don’t like Notre Dame. I never have. Eight years of Catholic elementary school; four years of Catholic high school; even ...

    Ed Jacko Written by Ed Jacko about 3 years ago 1,837 reads 6 comments

  10. Rutgers Football: Scarlet Knights Program at a Crossroads

    The year was 2000. Gasoline was $1.26 a gallon. Tiger Woods, still nine years away from wrapping his Escalade around a tree in his upscale South Florida neighborhood, had just become the youngest player to win a Grand Slam in golf...

    Ed Jacko Written by Ed Jacko about over 3 years ago 949 reads 5 comments

  11. Chasing a Dream: Eric LeGrand's New Challenge

    Every summer, as the lazy days of vacation dwindle down to a precious few, and the beaches, parks and urban streets are filled with kids enjoying their last days of freedom, a little ...

    Ed Jacko Written by Ed Jacko about 4 years ago 2,011 reads 0 comments

  12. Rutgers Football: UConn Game Starts "New" Season

    Rutgers coach Greg Schiano insists that he looks at each game as if it is its own season. By Sunday morning, Saturday’s game is forgotten, and preparation begins in earnest for the one and only opponent that matters—the next one...

    Ed Jacko Written by Ed Jacko about 4 years ago 684 reads 2 comments

  13. Big East Takes Giant Misstep with Villanova Invite

    In the 1960s and 70s, Bill Shankly was a manager who made a habit of taking downtrodden teams from the various European football leagues in England, and turning them into winners...

    Ed Jacko Written by Ed Jacko about 4 years ago 962 reads 3 comments

  14. Rutgers Continues Opening Day Struggles

    That sound you heard through the boos raining down on the field at Rutgers stadium last Thursday night as the team trotted off at half time was the fat lady warming up...

    Ed Jacko Written by Ed Jacko about 4 years ago 92 reads 0 comments

  15. Dirty Harry Takes In The Rutgers Spring Game

    What a difference a year makes. Or, in this case, ten. Rutgers annual spring game took place on Saturday afternoon in front of an announced crowd of 20,114 scarlet clad fans...

    Ed Jacko Written by Ed Jacko about over 4 years ago 347 reads 0 comments

  16. Rest In Peace, Big East? Not Yet.

    “The rumors of my death have been greatly exaggerated.” - Mark Twain It has become a very common topic of late – the fall of the Big East, the down-turn of a once proud football conference...

    Ed Jacko Written by Ed Jacko about over 5 years ago 350 reads 3 comments

  17. 2009 Big East Champion.....Rutgers!

    Rutgers University will win the 2009 Big East football championship, and represent the league in a BCS bowl. There, I said it. You want more? Try this on for size...

    Ed Jacko Written by Ed Jacko about over 5 years ago 848 reads 3 comments

  18. College Football: Crime and...Non-Punishment?

    Ohio State Defensive Back Charged with Assault San Jose State Linebacker Sentenced for Misdemeanor Battery Charge Tennessee Punter Pleads Guilty to Drunk Driving Seven Georgia Players Arrested ...

    Ed Jacko Written by Ed Jacko about over 6 years ago 3,388 reads 23 comments

  19. College Football: Vacations, Pre-Season Publications, and Anticipation

    They say a watched pot never boils. I’m beginning to believe this saying transcends into the world of sports. It seems that the more excited I get about the upcoming college football season, the farther away it gets...

    Ed Jacko Written by Ed Jacko about over 6 years ago 849 reads 2 comments

  20. Greg Schiano, Joe Paterno, and the Bloggers Who Cried “Wolf”

    “The architect must be a prophet... a prophet in the true sense of the term... if he can't see at least ten years ahead don't call him an architect." - Frank Lloyd Wright Greg Schiano is an architect of sorts...

    Ed Jacko Written by Ed Jacko about over 6 years ago 3,601 reads 9 comments

  21. Rutgers Football: Recruiting Success Turning Heads

    Rutgers University has turned some heads lately with the quality recruits that have spurned bigger name programs to join the Scarlet Knights. Of course, that hasn’t always been the case...

    Ed Jacko Written by Ed Jacko about over 6 years ago 3,301 reads 10 comments