1. Texas Football: Kent Perkins' Injury Hurts Longhorns in Most Vulnerable Spot

    Though injuries are an unfortunate part of any team's spring practices, Texas is dealing with one where it can least afford it...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 3 months ago 4,188 reads 3 comments

  2. 10 College Football QBs with Most to Prove in 2014 Season

    Few spotlights are brighter in football than the one fixated on the quarterback. More often than not, the quarterback receives more praise than he deserves and more blame than is warranted...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 3 months ago 26,327 reads 76 comments

  3. Oregon Football: Ducks Will Take Next Step in Year 2 Under Mark Helfrich

    A two-year absence from the Pac -12 championship game isn't an eternity, but for Oregon, a team that likes to do things quickly, it's been long enough...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 3 months ago 1,046 reads 3 comments

  4. Don't Expect the Rest of the SEC to Follow LSU's Lead in Scheduling Pac-12 Teams

    You have to hand it to LSU. With the University of the Incarnate Word apparently booked for all future dates, the Tigers have done the next best thing scheduling-wise...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 3 months ago 12,885 reads 57 comments

  5. Ex-Texas QB Garrett Gilbert Shows It's Not How You Start; It's How You Finish

    The months leading up to the NFL draft are filled with smoke screens and oftentimes hilariously false narratives...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 3 months ago 25,489 reads 64 comments

  6. Why 2014 Could Be a Monster Year for Barry Sanders at Stanford

    Remember when Barry Sanders committed to Stanford? It happened not too long ago, right? It was two years ago to be specific, though it feels more like yesterday...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 4 months ago 16,957 reads 12 comments

  7. Texas A&M Football: What Kenny Hill's Suspension Means for Aggies QB Competition

    For the time being, Texas A&M's quarterback competition has gotten a little narrower. That doesn't mean, however, that it's over. According to Sam Khan Jr. of ESPN...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 4 months ago 15,197 reads 52 comments

  8. Notre Dame Football: Are Irish Ready to Battle the ACC?

    Notre Dame's football schedule gets a new look in 2014 as the Irish begin their football agreement with the ACC ...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 4 months ago 7,378 reads 38 comments

  9. Which Returning College Football QBs Are Best in Red Zone?

    Few things in college football are more frustrating than when an offense stalls in the red zone. Unless you're B/R's Michael Felder , the one true voice for defenses everywhere...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 4 months ago 10,509 reads 25 comments

  10. Who Would Win March Madness' Sweet 16 Games If Schools Played in Football?

    We're down to just 16 teams in the NCAA tournament. If you're like me, the smoldering ashes of the piece of paper that was once your bracket have long since gone out...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 4 months ago 26,856 reads 61 comments

  11. Why Former Starting QB Blake Bell Chose to Change Positions over Transferring

    Blake Bell was late coming out of the locker room. He had been in an ice bath, recovering from Oklahoma's Tuesday scrimmage. "It gets more physical each day," he said. Of course, Bell is used to contact...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 4 months ago 68,464 reads 30 comments

  12. Right to Unionize Good First Step, but NCAA Athletes Still Have Long Road Ahead

    The voice for college athletes just got louder—and clearer—on Wednesday. Following a February hearing between Northwestern and the College Athletics Players Association, ...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 4 months ago 4,418 reads 129 comments

  13. HBO Special Shows Glimpse of Academics in College Athletics, Not the Whole Story

    College athletics is a unique marriage of academics and sports. Especially so, major college football and men's basketball feel like semi-professional sports stuck in an academic arena...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 4 months ago 10,882 reads 22 comments

  14. Has Wisconsin Learned Anything About Coaching Contracts Since Bret Bielema Left?

    It took just one season and interest from one NFL organization for Wisconsin to boost the pay of head coach Gary Andersen . On Monday, the university's Board of Regents approved a new contract for Andersen that includes a significant raise ...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 4 months ago 8,745 reads 6 comments

  15. Big Ten Football: Power-Ranking the Top 2014 Out-of-Conference Games

    There simply aren't enough days in the college football season for everyone to schedule FCS powerhouse University of the Incarnate Word . However, that doesn't mean there aren't attractive non-conference games out there...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 4 months ago 4,322 reads 11 comments

  16. Bret Bielema Is All in with Player Safety, and That's Something to Admire

    Arkansas coach Bret Bielema has a target on his back. Of course, he put it there himself. That's what happens when you're outspoken on topical football issues and don't have a filter...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 4 months ago 7,804 reads 49 comments

  17. Oregon Football: What Marcus Mariota Must Work on in 2014 Spring Practice

    When you throw for 3,665 yards, 31 touchdowns and just four interceptions with one of the best quarterback ratings in college football (167.7), there's not much to improve on, right? You'd think so with Oregon's Marcus Mariota ...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 4 months ago 6,777 reads 25 comments

  18. Nick Saban Proposes Interesting Idea on How to Fix NFL Draft Process

    If you thought Alabama coach Nick Saban put all his opinions in the pace-of-play basket , well, you clearly don't know Nick Saban...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 4 months ago 32,141 reads 116 comments

  19. Trevor Knight's Focus Is on Being Oklahoma's Young Leader in 2014

    Of the many things Oklahoma quarterback Trevor Knight needs to improve upon this spring, being the leader of the Sooners offense is among the most important...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 4 months ago 4,254 reads 5 comments

  20. Best Under-the-Radar Coaching Hires of the Offseason

    A splash hire doesn't necessarily equal a good hire, at either the head coach or assistant coach level. In fact, with so many coaching changes, most can get lost in the shuffle...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 4 months ago 9,068 reads 4 comments

  21. Michigan Football: Biggest Challenges Brady Hoke, Wolverines Face This Spring

    2014 isn't a hot seat year for Michigan coach Brady Hoke per se , but it's an important year nonetheless. The Wolverines have trended downward since Hoke took over the program in 2011...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 4 months ago 2,309 reads 20 comments

  22. What Heisman History Tells Us About Jameis Winston's Chances to Repeat

    Florida State kicked off spring practices on Wednesday And so did quarterback Jameis Winston 's quest for a second Heisman and national championship...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 4 months ago 2,649 reads 11 comments

  23. Texas Football: Naming Shawn Watson Play-Caller Gives Longhorns an Identity

    Our nation's long national nightmare—the ambiguity surrounding who will call the offensive plays for Texas this season—is over. For the most part. Maybe...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 4 months ago 6,637 reads 18 comments

  24. How Conference Realignment Has Impacted College Football Programs

    For three years, there wasn't an offseason—and, eventually, a month—that went by where conference realignment wasn't a major issue in college athletics...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 4 months ago 13,488 reads 44 comments

  25. What Latest NCAA Lawsuit Means for Power 5 Conferences

    The multi -front battles against the NCAA, from the Ed O'Bannon lawsuit to the unionization push by Northwestern players, attempt to mold what it means to be a student-athlete in today's college game...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 4 months ago 1,342 reads 4 comments