1. Why the Big 12 Is Better Off Sticking with 10 Teams, for Now

    If orange is the new black, then 10 is the new 12. That would be the Big 12, which is happy to stick with 10 teams...

    Samuel Chi Written by Samuel Chi about 1 month ago 10,340 reads 134 comments

  2. Why SEC Has UCLA to Thank for Its Legacy of BCS Dominance

    The SEC dominated the second half of the BCS era, winning seven championships and firmly establishing itself as the premier conference in college football...

    Samuel Chi Written by Samuel Chi about 1 month ago 23,436 reads 145 comments

  3. Can Rutgers or Maryland Challenge for Big Ten Title in Next Decade?

    Whenever Julie Hermann speaks, the Big Ten office listens, intently. Just in case the conference needs to get into damage-control spin mode. The Rutgers athletic director has been nothing short of a lightning rod whenever she's in the news ...

    Samuel Chi Written by Samuel Chi about 1 month ago 4,743 reads 35 comments

  4. Why Success Might Not Be Guaranteed for the SEC Network

    The SEC had another banner season at the bank, as the conference announced (h/t Kami Mattioli of Sporting News ) its members reeled in around $21 million per school during the fiscal year of 2013...

    Samuel Chi Written by Samuel Chi about 1 month ago 4,796 reads 18 comments

  5. Making the Case for Major College Football Conferences to Drop Divisions

    With all of the bellyaching about the recent decisions by the SEC and ACC to keep eight-game conference schedules , a most important point was largely missed: The scheduling setup makes competition within those conferences unfair...

    Samuel Chi Written by Samuel Chi about 1 month ago 6,203 reads 9 comments

  6. College Football Playoff Is Here to Stay for a While ... or Is It?

    Like it or not, the College Football Playoff, set to debut this coming season, will be around until at least 2025. It will outlast the next Bush ( Jeb ) or Clinton (Hillary) administration...

    Samuel Chi Written by Samuel Chi about 1 month ago 2,608 reads 10 comments

  7. How Big Ten Continues to Be College Football's King of Cash

    The Big Ten pays Jim Delany nearly $2 million a year for his work as conference commissioner, and he's worth every penny. Under Delany's stewardship since 1989, the Big Ten has been and continues to be the richest conference in college athletics...

    Samuel Chi Written by Samuel Chi about 1 month ago 8,291 reads 50 comments

  8. Future ACC Football vs. Power 5 Conference Games We'd Love to See

    Following the SEC's lead, the ACC schools voted this week to stay with an eight-game conference schedule ...

    Samuel Chi Written by Samuel Chi about 2 months ago 15,849 reads 34 comments

  9. How Different Will College Football Be as We Transition into Playoff Era?

    A sensational story making the rounds last week claims that a Chinese miner was found alive after living 17 years underground following a mine collapse...

    Samuel Chi Written by Samuel Chi about 2 months ago 9,078 reads 20 comments

  10. Pac-12's Proposed Championship Move to Levi's Stadium Step in Right Direction

    Larry Scott is mulling a move to put the Pac -12 football championship game at Levi's Stadium. To borrow a phrase from the benefactor of one Pac -12 powerhouse: Just Do It...

    Samuel Chi Written by Samuel Chi about 2 months ago 4,091 reads 16 comments

  11. Pac-12 Looks to Right Ship in College Football Playoff After Disastrous BCS Era

    Pac-12's coaches are mad as hell, and they're not gonna take it anymore! At least David Shaw of Stanford is hopping mad, while his confederates are willing to march behind him to at least provide moral support...

    Samuel Chi Written by Samuel Chi about 2 months ago 7,308 reads 70 comments

  12. CFB Playoff Committee Strives for Transparency, but Faces Tough Challenges Ahead

    The College Football Playoff management committee hammered out a series of protocols over a two-day meeting in Dallas that concluded Wednesday...

    Samuel Chi Written by Samuel Chi about 2 months ago 3,560 reads 24 comments

  13. Why Other Conferences Should Boycott Scheduling SEC Football Teams

    The SEC wants to have its cake and eat it, too. The other conferences shouldn't lend it a fork. The SEC's long-awaited resolution to its scheduling question is to not do a dadgum thing ...

    Samuel Chi Written by Samuel Chi about 3 months ago 14,366 reads 276 comments

  14. 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 3 months ago 10,400 reads 9 comments

  15. 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 3 months ago 10,773 reads 18 comments

  16. 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 3 months ago 16,799 reads 109 comments

  17. 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 3 months ago 7,792 reads 13 comments

  18. 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 3 months ago 1,992 reads 1 comments

  19. 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 3 months ago 10,874 reads 13 comments

  20. 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 3 months ago 3,062 reads 25 comments

  21. 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 4 months ago 7,737 reads 1 comments

  22. 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 4 months ago 10,806 reads 65 comments

  23. 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 4 months ago 15,764 reads 18 comments

  24. 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 4 months ago 5,101 reads 27 comments

  25. 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 4 months ago 5,663 reads 18 comments