1. Does College Football Have an Academics Problem?

    Does college football have an academics problem—or do academics have a college football problem? However you want to phrase it, the fact that the question could go either way indicates there's a rift in the athletics-academics marriage...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 5 months ago 5,386 reads 18 comments

  2. 5 College Teams That Will Have the Most Players Taken in the 2015 NFL Draft

    Do you like mock drafts? Good, because you're going to see around 10,000 of them (give or take) over the next few months. Be prepared for those mock drafts to change, perhaps significantly in spots, as individual stocks rise and fall...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 5 months ago 27,905 reads 84 comments

  3. Is 2015 Finally the Year Texas Football Turns It Around?

    Head coach Charlie Strong was hired to fix Texas football. What he probably didn't know was that he'd be given a screwdriver to put together an entire engine. Oh, and it was a Phillips-head when he needed a flat-head...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 5 months ago 5,817 reads 74 comments

  4. 10 Super Bowl Stars You Never Heard of While They Were in College

    One of the best things about the Super Bowl —besides the endless pizza and nachos—is following the journey of the players who make it there...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 5 months ago 11,561 reads 11 comments

  5. Why Texas A&M Aggies Will Have the Most Improved Defense in 2015

    Texas A&M Aggies coach Kevin Sumlin doesn't need to answer questions about his offense. By bringing on defensive coordinator John Chavis—unofficially, that is; A&M ...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 5 months ago 8,367 reads 40 comments

  6. Breaking Down the 6 Potential Replacements for Marcus Mariota in 2015

    Congratulations, Oregon's next starting quarterback. You have the privilege of being the guy after the guy...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 5 months ago 15,693 reads 38 comments

  7. Big Ten Future Riding on Jim Harbaugh and Urban Meyer Rivalry

    If you want to know why the Big Ten is really " back, " don't look at January 12. That, of course, is when Ohio State capped an unimaginable run to win the first College Football Playoff National Championship...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 6 months ago 26,752 reads 338 comments

  8. 5 College Football Teams That Desperately Need a Transfer QB in 2015

    National signing day is less than a month away. While every recruiting class is an opportunity to build for the future, some programs need help right away—specifically at quarterback...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 6 months ago 49,412 reads 119 comments

  9. The Men Who Really Control the Future of Texas Football

    Howard McMahan doesn't play football—not anymore, anyway—but Texas head coach Charlie Strong recruited him all the same. In fact, you could say McMahan has taken some unofficial visits to the Longhorn program...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 6 months ago 37,154 reads 98 comments

  10. Super Early Preseason Top 25 for 2015 College Football Season

    Ah yes, it's that time of year again. It's time to look ahead into the future with reckless abandon. College football is a year-round sport...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 6 months ago 169,348 reads 852 comments

  11. Why Oklahoma Will Have the Best Offense in College Football in 2015

    Who would have ever thought in a million years that Oklahoma would need to follow in TCU's footsteps? However, i f the Horned Frogs can transform their offense from one of the worst ...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 6 months ago 23,108 reads 88 comments

  12. Penn State Football: Why the NCAA Should Give Back Joe Paterno's Vacated Wins

    Two and a half years ago, NCAA President Mark Emmert took an unprecedented approach by personally driving down the hammer on Penn State. Now, slowly, the NCAA is backing away from its stance on the Jerry Sandusky-child-abuse scandal...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 6 months ago 6,479 reads 47 comments

  13. Did NCAA Drug Policy Cost Oregon a National Championship?

    The absence of Oregon wide receiver Darren Carrington by itself didn't cost the Ducks a national championship victory. It was, however, one of many challenges Oregon faced against Ohio State on Monday night in a 42-20 loss...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 6 months ago 12,178 reads 143 comments

  14. Marcus Mariota's Achilles' Heel Costs Ducks National Title

    Oregon Ducks quarterback Marcus Mariota has been hailed as the best college football player in 2014. He hardly looked the part in a 42-20 loss to Ohio State in the College Football Playoff National Championship...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 6 months ago 144,485 reads 407 comments

  15. All 2014-15 College Football Bowl Season Team

    Hope you held on to the college football season tight. Hope you told it how much you love it, because now it's gone—for the next seven or so months, that is...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 6 months ago 40,169 reads 90 comments

  16. The Surprising X-Factor in Oregon vs. Ohio State National Championship

    Darron Lee didn't even come to Ohio State as a linebacker. As Gerry Ahern of USA Today noted, Lee, a redshirt freshman, was a high school quarterback for New Albany High School (Ohio) and joined the Buckeyes as a safety...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 6 months ago 13,185 reads 49 comments

  17. Did NCAA Go Too Far with Oregon Marijuana Suspensions?

    Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota's receiving options will be limited in Monday night's national championship against Ohio State. That's been a short-handed group all year...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 6 months ago 13,253 reads 99 comments

  18. 5 SEC Teams Who Could Shock the League in 2015

    It's never too early to start thinking big. After all, someone has to dream about something more, right? Predicting who could break out in the SEC in 2015 at this point in the year ...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 6 months ago 11,703 reads 45 comments

  19. Defining Jameis Winston's College Football Legacy

    Defining Jameis Winston the college football player is simple. It's the rest of it that gets difficult...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 6 months ago 8,992 reads 117 comments

  20. The 10 Most Shocking Moments of the 2014 College Football Season

    What makes college football so fun and compelling is how error-prone it is. We're talking about a sport played by 18- to 23-year-old non-professional athletes...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 6 months ago 3,918 reads 10 comments

  21. 5 Dark-Horse Playoff Contenders for 2015 College Football Season

    What? You thought you'd get through the first College Football Playoff National Championship before being subjected to way-too-early dark-horse contenders for 2015? Where's the ...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 6 months ago 39,209 reads 151 comments

  22. Florida State QB Jameis Winston Made Right Call Declaring for 2015 NFL Draft

    Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston 's decision to go pro was long awaited—and, in the end, it was the right one...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 6 months ago 29,058 reads 161 comments

  23. Why Jim Mora Would Be a Fool to Leave UCLA for the Jets

    It's probably a whole lot of nothing now. That much deserves to be stated right away. Before 2014 came to an end, Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News tweeted that ...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 6 months ago 7,081 reads 25 comments

  24. TCU's Claim to Next Year's National Championship

    Oh, yes. The hype machine for TCU in 2015 has been warmed up. A sharp pull of the starting lever, a quick whiff of ozone, and it's up and ready to go. That's the result of the Horned Frogs' 42-3 rout over Ole Miss in the Peach Bowl...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 6 months ago 14,295 reads 128 comments

  25. Will Undefeated Seasons Become Irrelevant for the College Football Playoff?

    The College Football Playoff selection process is far from perfect, but say this for it: It's the anti-BCS. Yes, that's still a good thing...

    Ben Kercheval Written by Ben Kercheval about 6 months ago 10,976 reads 118 comments