1. Rumor: Utah and Colorado To the Pac-10

    On Thursday night, Sept. 2, 2010, the University of Utah will host Dion Lewis and the Pittsburgh Panthers on ESPN. A showdown between two likely top 20 teams. The elite of the Big East versus the premier of the Mountain West...

    Brian  Nelson Written by Brian Nelson about almost 5 years ago 7,126 reads 131 comments

  2. The Bowl Cup: Ranking the Conferences' 2009-10 Bowl Performance

    Unlike any other time of the year, the bowl season provides us with a unique, in-depth look at how the top tier schools from each conference stack up against each other...

    Brian  Nelson Written by Brian Nelson about almost 5 years ago 2,696 reads 38 comments

  3. Conference Rankings: 2009-10 Bowl Performances Through Jan. 2

    Perhaps the most intriguing by-product of the one-of-a-kind BCS system is its over-emphasis on conference strength as a determining factor for valuating individual teams...

    Brian  Nelson Written by Brian Nelson about almost 5 years ago 4,108 reads 41 comments

  4. Conference Rankings: 2009-10 Bowl Performance To Date

    Perhaps the most intriguing by-product of the one-of-a-kind BCS system is its over-emphasis on conference strength as a determining factor for valuating individual teams...

    Brian  Nelson Written by Brian Nelson about almost 5 years ago 4,736 reads 77 comments

  5. A Fan's Rebuttal: Official BCS Editorial in the Washington Times

    Despite overwhelming unpopularity, the BCS is fighting back. A sign of weakness and desperation or a token of confidence in asserting its position? For the past the BCS brass have been fairly quiet and elusive...

    Brian  Nelson Written by Brian Nelson about almost 5 years ago 1,341 reads 98 comments

  6. BCS PR Team Bombards ESPN Playoff Article

    First the BCS brass hired Ari Fleischer, George W. Bush's former press secretary, to "shore" up their image and improve their reputation by telling "their" side of the story...

    Brian  Nelson Written by Brian Nelson about almost 5 years ago 1,322 reads 50 comments

  7. Boise vs. TCU? The BCS Is Coward!

    Is the BCS really this pathetic? Are they so afraid of what the elite non-BCS teams have become that they would rather run and take cover than face a fight? All year we've heard from the BCS how the MWC was inferior, how Utah was "lucky," both times...

    Brian  Nelson Written by Brian Nelson about almost 5 years ago 1,511 reads 29 comments

  8. Final BCS Bowl Predictions: Iowa, Boise State in

    The final week of college football featured some of the most compelling matchups and exhilarating outcomes of the season. Finally! It was a roller-coaster week...

    Brian  Nelson Written by Brian Nelson about almost 5 years ago 9,255 reads 25 comments

  9. BCS Bowl Predictions: Final Week

    This week featured some of the most compelling and meaningful games of the season. Oklahoma State's buckling at the Bedlam game had by far the most significant impact on final BCS destinations...

    Brian  Nelson Written by Brian Nelson about almost 5 years ago 20,222 reads 102 comments

  10. Ute Envy: Why The 2009 Holy War Is a Must-Win For BYU

    This year, the annual Holy War between Utah and BYU will take on a whole new meaning. It will be much more than a single football team where the winner and the loser is clearly defined by the scoreboard...

    Brian  Nelson Written by Brian Nelson about almost 5 years ago 465 reads 9 comments

  11. BCS Nightmare: Three Upsets That Will Devastate the System

    Every year at this time the BCS hinges its hopes that the elite teams will distinguish themselves from the pack, creating clear, crisp champions and compelling match-ups...

    Brian  Nelson Written by Brian Nelson about almost 6 years ago 1,669 reads 29 comments

  12. BCS Bowl Predictions: Pitt In, Cincy Out

    After yet another ho-hum weekend of a forgettable college football season, things are about to get exciting. All the noise about the BCS and the regular season isn't just noise anymore...

    Brian  Nelson Written by Brian Nelson about almost 6 years ago 4,332 reads 18 comments

  13. Are BCS Fans Really This Naive?

    We’ve all heard them over and over again. It’s the same stuff year after year. Blanket assumptions opined by ignorant fans from BCS teams questioning the worthiness of non-BCS teams and their quest to bust the BCS...

    Brian  Nelson Written by Brian Nelson about 5 years ago 692 reads 102 comments

  14. Breaking News: "Mulligan Replay" Rule Announced To Help BCS Contenders (Satire)

    The NCAA, in conjunction with the BCS, has finally agreed to publicly announce the implementation of the new "Mulligan Rule...

    Brian  Nelson Written by Brian Nelson about 5 years ago 539 reads 15 comments

  15. Rumor: Mountain West Conference To Expand To 12, Receive BCS Auto Bid

    The latest rumor coming out of Washington DC is that the MWC has invited Boise State, Fresno State, and Nevada to join the nine team MWC. I will reiterate: it's just a rumor...

    Brian  Nelson Written by Brian Nelson about 5 years ago 15,271 reads 157 comments

  16. BCS Quick Fix: How To Add Meaning To the Big 12 Title Game

    I know this proposal seems crazy, because it would never be accepted, no matter how reasonable it sounds or how easy it is to implement...

    Brian  Nelson Written by Brian Nelson about 5 years ago 805 reads 23 comments

  17. Utah vs. TCU: Does a Win Mean BCS for the Utes?

    Utah-TCU. The biggest non-BCS game of the year for the second year in a row.  At stake, the MWC championship, a BCS berth and if TCU wins soundly and the cards fall right, a chance to play for the crystal football...

    Brian  Nelson Written by Brian Nelson about 5 years ago 804 reads 14 comments

  18. Utah Utes-New Mexico Lobos: Stepping Stone For TCU

    Let's get the cliches and coach-speak out of the way first. Utah should keep their eye on the ball, approach one game at a time, respect their opponent, and take care of business tomorrow against up-and-coming New Mexico...

    Brian  Nelson Written by Brian Nelson about 5 years ago 128 reads 0 comments

  19. Utah Utes QB Controversy: Why Jordan Wynn Will Start

    Heading into Saturday's game with New Mexico, Utah Coach Kyle Whittingham faces an intriguing dilemma.  Two solid QB's, one choice. The dependable tried-and-true Junior or the precocious, strong armed Freshman...

    Brian  Nelson Written by Brian Nelson about 5 years ago 349 reads 6 comments

  20. Someone Upstairs Looking Out for Iowa

    I like Iowa. I've been in their corner for most of the season thus far. I love defensive teams who win with grit and clutch play, especially on the road. But I have a problem with today's game...

    Brian  Nelson Written by Brian Nelson about 5 years ago 1,413 reads 43 comments

  21. Boise St.: Why Oregon's Big Win Is a Double-Edged Sword

    I admire the Broncos, one of the nation's most successful and most consistent programs in the BCS era. With one of the nation's top QB's and the only defense to have stopped the explosive Oregon ...

    Brian  Nelson Written by Brian Nelson about 5 years ago 2,452 reads 55 comments

  22. BYU Cougars: The Five Most Critical "Other" Games For Week Three

    The BCS is one-of-a-kind. Where else can you find meaning, intrigue and National Championship implications from every single game, regardless of who's playing...

    Brian  Nelson Written by Brian Nelson about 5 years ago 187 reads 2 comments

  23. Utah-Oregon: Five Essentials For The Utes

    I love games like this. Two talented teams with a ton on the line. The higher ranked being tested on the road against an explosive team yearning to be make a statement. On national TV...

    Brian  Nelson Written by Brian Nelson about 5 years ago 381 reads 7 comments

  24. The MWC: Just Three Big Wins Away...

    Don't look now, but the Mountain West Conference is just one big weekend away from becoming the most compelling conference race in the country. The MWC currently has three teams in the top 16...

    Brian  Nelson Written by Brian Nelson about 5 years ago 418 reads 9 comments

  25. Utah Utes: Half Full Or Half Empty?

    The Utah Utes are an enigma. No one can quite place them. Not yet. Is this a top ten, BCS-worthy team like last year, that wins but wins ugly? Is this deja vu, visions of 2005 when Utah fell ...

    Brian  Nelson Written by Brian Nelson about 5 years ago 403 reads 10 comments