1. Northwestern Players' Union Vote Has Already Made Its Impact on College Football

    Friday morning, Northwestern football players cast their ballots on whether to form a union, a right granted by a regional director of the National Labor Relations Board in January...

    Samuel Chi Written by Samuel Chi about 8 months ago 10,551 reads 9 comments

  2. 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 8 months ago 17,805 reads 20 comments

  3. 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 9 months ago 18,438 reads 108 comments

  4. 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 9 months ago 7,967 reads 12 comments

  5. 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 9 months ago 2,178 reads 1 comments

  6. Top 10 College Football Players Who Went on to Have Distinguished MLB Careers

    Much attention has been paid to Jameis Winston playing baseball for Florida State this spring. After leading the Seminoles to a BCS National Championship as a redshirt freshman, the ...

    Samuel Chi Written by Samuel Chi about 9 months ago 11,206 reads 13 comments

  7. 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 9 months ago 3,254 reads 25 comments

  8. 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 9 months ago 7,845 reads 1 comments

  9. 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 9 months ago 11,093 reads 65 comments

  10. 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 9 months ago 16,384 reads 23 comments

  11. 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 9 months ago 5,223 reads 27 comments

  12. Why College Football No Longer Needs to Split Conferences into Divisions

    With realignment once again taking center stage in the 2014 season, a new question has popped up. Should FBS conferences dispense with the divisional setup in football? Next season, ...

    Samuel Chi Written by Samuel Chi about 9 months ago 5,872 reads 18 comments

  13. Derrick Green's Weight Loss Good News for Michigan, Bad News for His Opponents

    In the entire calendar year of 2013, the most prominent Michigan running play was a 10-yard loss. Yeah, you've probably heard of/seen this one. That happened on Jan...

    Samuel Chi Written by Samuel Chi about 10 months ago 9,455 reads 34 comments

  14. Analyzing the Current State of College Football Conference TV Networks

    The fierce competition between college football's major conferences is no longer limited on the playing field. The "Big Five" conferences often fight their battles in boardrooms and bank vaults — and now also in outer space...

    Samuel Chi Written by Samuel Chi about 10 months ago 5,976 reads 20 comments

  15. Who Has Easiest Path to 2014 College Football National Championship?

    Last week we ranked the toughest schedules for teams with legitimate aspirations of making the inaugural College Football Playoff in 2014. Of course, it makes sense to find out which teams have the easiest schedules...

    Samuel Chi Written by Samuel Chi about 10 months ago 25,332 reads 184 comments

  16. Who Has Hardest Path to 2014 College Football National Championship?

    Earlier we examined the nonconference schedules of all 124 teams in FBS' 10 conferences. After dissecting the schedules both for how teams fared in 2013 as well as the intent going ...

    Samuel Chi Written by Samuel Chi about 10 months ago 20,906 reads 51 comments

  17. Who Has Easiest Nonconference Schedule for 2014 College Football Season?

    The SEC dominated the BCS era in part thanks to its shrewd scheduling. Member schools have systematically reduced the challenges in nonconference games, making sure to minimize losses outside of SEC play...

    Samuel Chi Written by Samuel Chi about 10 months ago 8,708 reads 57 comments

  18. Big 12, ACC Playing Catch-Up Heading into College Football Playoff

    They are supposed to be the "Big Five" conferences as the College Football Playoff era begins in 2014. But upon closer examination, there are really the "Big Three" and then the "Next Two...

    Samuel Chi Written by Samuel Chi about 10 months ago 15,012 reads 142 comments

  19. Pac-12 Must Shed Losing Ways Entering College Football Playoff

    The big loser in the BCS era, without question, is the Pac -10/12 Conference, on and off the field. And it began with so much promise, too, with UCLA one win away from playing in the inaugural BCS championship game in 1998...

    Samuel Chi Written by Samuel Chi about 10 months ago 2,815 reads 8 comments

  20. Big Ten Takes Riches into College Football Playoff, but Can It Win?

    The Big Ten made itself a boatload of cash during the BCS era while maintaining its status (at least for a time) as the most powerful conference in college sports...

    Samuel Chi Written by Samuel Chi about 10 months ago 4,158 reads 24 comments

  21. SEC Marches into College Football Playoff Era as 1st Among Equals

    Without question, the Southeastern Conference was the greatest beneficiary of the BCS era. During that 16-year run between 1998-2013, the SEC became the most successful and powerful conference, not to mention the richest...

    Samuel Chi Written by Samuel Chi about 11 months ago 6,663 reads 52 comments

  22. College Football Playoff: A Standings Model for Selection Committee

    A most contentious element of the 16-year BCS era was its standings. Love it or hate it, the standings had the attention of the college football world from its midseason unveiling ...

    Samuel Chi Written by Samuel Chi about 11 months ago 3,737 reads 37 comments

  23. BCS Years in Review: 2013, Florida State Halts SEC Reign at End of an Era

    Part 16 of a series : This is the final installment of a series reviewing each of the 16 seasons since the Bowl Championship Series came into existence in 1998...

    Samuel Chi Written by Samuel Chi about 11 months ago 5,777 reads 13 comments

  24. BCS Years in Review: 2012, Notre Dame's Last Shot at BCS Glory

    Part 15 of a series : Over the next few weeks, I will be reviewing each of the 16 seasons since the Bowl Championship Series came into existence in 1998...

    Samuel Chi Written by Samuel Chi about 11 months ago 2,724 reads 13 comments

  25. BCS Years in Review: 2011, LSU Robbed of National Title in All-SEC Absurdity

    Part 14 of a series : Over the next few weeks, I will be reviewing each of the 16 seasons since the Bowl Championship Series came into existence in 1998...

    Samuel Chi Written by Samuel Chi about 11 months ago 11,890 reads 96 comments