1. Boise State Should Follow TCU's Lead and Back out of the Big East

    Boise State did something that seemed a bit desperate recently. They joined the Big East. And the Big East seemed equally desperate in their pursuit of a school that's neither big nor East...

    Donald Fincher Written by Donald Fincher about 2 years ago 2,071 reads 28 comments

  2. College Football Realignment Will Not Lead to 16-Team Superconferences

    There are a few fanbases that are on the realignment carousel that want to get off. They just want their team to find a place to land in this madness. But mostly, they just want it over with...

    Donald Fincher Written by Donald Fincher about over 2 years ago 540 reads 0 comments

  3. Oklahoma Now Sitting Firmly Between a Rock, a Hard Place, and Texas

    The University of Oklahoma got some very bad news Tuesday when Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott said the conference would not be expanding past its current number of teams...

    Donald Fincher Written by Donald Fincher about almost 3 years ago 1,137 reads 46 comments

  4. US Open 2011: Novak Djokovic Should Send Andy Roddick a Thank You Note

    Novak Djokovic is having a phenomenal and potentially record-breaking year. Even if he doesn't end up beating John McEnroe's Open era best winning percentage for a season, he will ...

    Donald Fincher Written by Donald Fincher about almost 3 years ago 1,011 reads 6 comments

  5. BYU to the Big 12 Is a Near-Perfect Combination

    BYU could be on the short list of i nvitees to the Big 12 should Texas A&M take the plunge and move to the SEC. There are some observers that see this as something that BYU shouldn't entertain...

    Donald Fincher Written by Donald Fincher about almost 3 years ago 3,493 reads 29 comments

  6. Auburn's BCS Win Removes Last Doubts That SEC Is the Best...but Why?

    The champion of the SEC has now won the last five national title games. That's pretty astounding. What's more astounding is since the beginning of the BCS era, the SEC champion has won seven of the 13 BCS title games...

    Donald Fincher Written by Donald Fincher about over 3 years ago 930 reads 5 comments

  7. Alabama is Back in Driver's Seat for BCS Title Game

    Well, that didn't take long. I predicted two weeks ago, after the loss to South Carolina, that Alabama would play in the BCS title game—and I went further out on the proverbial ...

    Donald Fincher Written by Donald Fincher about over 3 years ago 2,050 reads 62 comments

  8. Alabama Will Play in the BCS National Championship Game (and Doesn't Need Help)

    Everyone is hurrying up to turn the shovels with dirt in an attempt to bury Alabama. But it won't do any good. Alabama is going to play for the national title despite the haters out there that were so happy that they lost...

    Donald Fincher Written by Donald Fincher about almost 4 years ago 2,623 reads 69 comments

  9. Boise State: Debunking The Myths

    Much "ink" (both literally and virtually) has been spent discussing Boise State this offseason. The reason is really simple. Their ranking is providing them with the first ever realistic chance of sneaking into the national title game...

    Donald Fincher Written by Donald Fincher about almost 4 years ago 1,372 reads 30 comments

  10. Texas A&M Doing Great Job at Playing Poker With Texas

    Texas has played the politics of expansion very well so far. They've made it appear that they truly wanted to save the Big 12. They managed to bully Nebraska into making the first move so as to remove themselves from the blame for the Big 12's demise...

    Donald Fincher Written by Donald Fincher about 4 years ago 1,875 reads 18 comments

  11. Conference Expansion: Separating Fact From Fiction

    When it comes the recent mass hysteria about conference expansion, there are many more myths than truths circulating about. This article is designed to set the proverbial record straight on some of these matters...

    Donald Fincher Written by Donald Fincher about 4 years ago 2,644 reads 10 comments

  12. Oklahoma Schools at Great Risk with Conference Realignments

    How do Notre Dame, the Big Ten, the Big East, and New York have anything to do with the fate of Oklahoma and Oklahoma State? They say that the economy has gone global. Well, college football may not be global but it is certainly national...

    Donald Fincher Written by Donald Fincher about 4 years ago 2,251 reads 24 comments

  13. Florida Gators Head Coach Urban Meyer Gives Himself a Technical Foul

    Urban Meyer made big news last week over a diatribe aimed at a reporter for the Orlando Sentinel. I think it was on purpose...

    Donald Fincher Written by Donald Fincher about over 4 years ago 211 reads 1 comments

  14. If Big East Is Raided Again, What Happens to the Remaining Teams?

    Much ink has been spilled over the fallout to the Big East conference if the Big Ten takes a team away—and there is good reason for this...

    Donald Fincher Written by Donald Fincher about over 4 years ago 3,498 reads 39 comments

  15. Big Ten Flirting With Texas Is a Bluff

    The Big Ten has dropped a bombshell. It has become public knowledge that they are "in preliminary discussions" about expanding with Texas...

    Donald Fincher Written by Donald Fincher about over 4 years ago 547 reads 5 comments

  16. A Post-Australian Open Outlook on 2010

    Last year, as the season was about to start, there were no shortage of sports writers and tennis commentators who were writing Roger Federer's obituary. They said the young guys were hungry and coming too fast...

    Donald Fincher Written by Donald Fincher about over 4 years ago 797 reads 11 comments

  17. Andy Murray: The Next Great One in Tennis

    Many people are writing Andy Murray off. He's now made it to a Slam final twice and lost to Roger Federer in straight sets both times. People say he can't bear the weight of the entire British Empire bearing down on him...

    Donald Fincher Written by Donald Fincher about over 4 years ago 845 reads 29 comments

  18. Rafael Nadal Has Some Thinking To Do

    Rafael Nadal has now lost all four of the "Slam" events because of his knees. It started at the French when, before we even were all aware, his knees were already costing him a step...

    Donald Fincher Written by Donald Fincher about over 4 years ago 1,048 reads 15 comments

  19. College Football Conference Title Game Rule Sounds Like Bad Redneck Joke

    Has anybody heard that joke "how many "rednecks" does it take to screw in a lightbulb?" The answer is twenty...one to hold the lightbulb while the other nineteen turn the mobile home...

    Donald Fincher Written by Donald Fincher about over 4 years ago 464 reads 8 comments

  20. Big Ten Talking Expansion; Who Are the Targets?

    ESPN has reported that former Wisconsin coach and current Athletic Director Barry Alvarez was quoted as saying that the Big Ten will actively search for a 12th team to have a conference championship ...

    Donald Fincher Written by Donald Fincher about over 4 years ago 4,872 reads 50 comments

  21. SEC, ACC, and Big 12 Expansion: What Worked and What Didn't

    This is conference championship week.  Prior to the mid-90's, we didn't even have such a thing.  Then the SEC expanded and used an NCAA rule that allowed for conference championships and the rest is history...

    Donald Fincher Written by Donald Fincher about over 4 years ago 2,694 reads 38 comments

  22. The Dominant SEC Starts and Finishes Season the Same Way Against ACC

    The SEC is considered to be the best conference in college football.  They are even marketed by the media as some hybrid between the NFL and the rest of college football.  And they really showed it against the ACC...

    Donald Fincher Written by Donald Fincher about over 4 years ago 472 reads 5 comments

  23. Arkansas Razorbacks vs. Mississippi State Bulldogs: Hogs on a Roll

    Mississippi State is supposed to be one of those "dangerous" teams that has some talent and has been injected with new coaching and new enthusiasm.  The Bulldogs played LSU very tough and Florida didn't run away with their game...

    Donald Fincher Written by Donald Fincher about over 4 years ago 693 reads 0 comments

  24. Arkansas vs Troy: Hogs Look for Third Straight Win for First Time Since 2007

    Arkansas finds itself in a much better position this week.  The hogs have again won two straight.  Yet this time, winning a third straight doesn't require beating Florida, the nation's No. 1 team...

    Donald Fincher Written by Donald Fincher about over 4 years ago 1,070 reads 2 comments

  25. Arkansas-South Carolina: Last Chance at Redemption for Hogs

    Most conferences have their top tier (perennially elite) programs, their middle tier programs, and their bottom tier (cellar dweller) programs.  The SEC is no exception. Arkansas has traditionally been in the middle tier...

    Donald Fincher Written by Donald Fincher about over 4 years ago 382 reads 0 comments