1. Brigham Young vs. Notre Dame in Armed Forces Bowl, Kick Off to Holy Rivalry?

    BYU is struggling this year and headed for a 9-3 season, maybe 10-2 if it gets past TCU. Notre Dame is struggling also, and will in all probability end up 8-4...

    Alex Strelnikov Written by Alex Strelnikov about almost 3 years ago 587 reads 13 comments

  2. BYU Independence Puts Pressure on Mormon Tag and Collegiate Branding

    BYU is entering a new era, not the era of independence that so many others have written about, but the era of brand identification. We all know what the uniform of Notre Dame looks like...

    Alex Strelnikov Written by Alex Strelnikov about almost 3 years ago 373 reads 4 comments

  3. Brigham Young Football Makes Progress, but Reveals It Isn't at Pac-12 Level

    BYU beat Oregon State 38-28 yesterday, although the game was not as close as the score indicates. The score should really have been 44-14, except for an interception by Oregon State ...

    Alex Strelnikov Written by Alex Strelnikov about almost 3 years ago 484 reads 9 comments

  4. Pac-12 Realignment: Additions Of Utah and Colorado Mean Bowl Dollars Ahead

    The Pac-10 expansion to the Pac-12 so far is going great. Though the season is really just underway, the math that made the expansion logic work is paying off. The Pac-10 by its nature had four teams go to bowls in the 2010-2011 season...

    Alex Strelnikov Written by Alex Strelnikov about almost 3 years ago 499 reads 2 comments

  5. Bold Predictions for Utah and the Rest of the Season in the Pac-12

    The University of Utah football team has had an auspicious start as one of the two new members of the Pac-12...

    Alex Strelnikov Written by Alex Strelnikov about almost 3 years ago 442 reads 26 comments

  6. Conference Realignment: Teams Will Find Their Way to Independence

    The race is on, almost. No, wait, the race is off. Two starters, maybe. Nope. Yes. The Big East loses two, the ACC gains two—but not for 27 months. Oklahoma and Oklahoma State join the race, the race is on again with two late entrants...

    Alex Strelnikov Written by Alex Strelnikov about 3 years ago 179 reads 0 comments

  7. The Big 12 Has Already Lost Nebraska, Colorado, and Texas A&M: What Comes Next?

    The Big 12 is within a few nods of the head and a couple handshakes from becoming a completely new look conference...

    Alex Strelnikov Written by Alex Strelnikov about 3 years ago 546 reads 14 comments

  8. 6 Fast Facts Why BYU's Independence Will Succeed While Others Would Fail

    The bold move to independence by BYU was not an idea hatched over the weekend when the news broke out of Walnut Creek that the PAC-10 was going to become the PAC-12 and invite Utah to join them...

    Alex Strelnikov Written by Alex Strelnikov about 3 years ago 600 reads 0 comments

  9. 5 Reasons Texas Will Follow BYU and Notre Dame to Independence

    We all thought BYU learned some valuable lessons from Texas this weekend in losing 17-16 in Austin. A hard fought game between a newly independent upstart and the old line established dean of football in the Southwest...

    Alex Strelnikov Written by Alex Strelnikov about 3 years ago 1,616 reads 30 comments

  10. BYU Football: Cougars Reveal Weakness from Deep Within Their History

    Last week I lamented BYU missed the opportunity to score when they were in scoring position. This week I will lament that BYU did score in scoring position, but it was the wrong kind of scores...

    Alex Strelnikov Written by Alex Strelnikov about 3 years ago 815 reads 6 comments

  11. Dennis Thomas, Chairman of NCAA Division I Infractions Committee, Steps Down

    After writing an article yesterday about how the NCAA needed to put teeth into the rules, Dennis Thomas, Chairman of NCAA Division I Infractions Committee, announced he is stepping down...

    Alex Strelnikov Written by Alex Strelnikov about 3 years ago 470 reads 37 comments

  12. NCAA Needs to Put Teeth in Rules That Make Penalties Clear and Fair

    The NCAA has become a laughing-stock among schools, players and fans alike. Miami obviously didn't fear the NCAA or its sanctions. For years they blew them off...

    Alex Strelnikov Written by Alex Strelnikov about 3 years ago 55 reads 0 comments

  13. BYU Football 2011: 10 Bold Predictions for the Cougars' 2011 Season

    BYU got by Ole Miss 17-13. Didn’t they? No they didn’t; they pulled a BYU and held back, winning 14-13, choosing to run out the clock as best they could instead of scoring and forcing the Rebels to run the length of the field to win...

    Alex Strelnikov Written by Alex Strelnikov about 3 years ago 3,103 reads 20 comments

  14. 6 Reasons Why BYU Will Not Join the Big 12

    Brigham Young University will not be joining the Big 12. The school is under much less pressure to do so than they were a year ago, and among other reasons, it certainly has no need for the money...

    Alex Strelnikov Written by Alex Strelnikov about 3 years ago 1,475 reads 8 comments

  15. College Football Realignment: Will We See the SEC 16, Big 16 and ACC 16?

    “The Train Wreck of the Super Conferences is Fast Approaching.” Money, money, money, this ain’t funny, the football world is turning upside down...

    Alex Strelnikov Written by Alex Strelnikov about 3 years ago 794 reads 2 comments

  16. 7 BCS-Worthy Teams That Will Refuse to Play BYU over Home-Field Advantage

    Auburn wins national championship. Congratulations to Auburn. But will they play BYU on a home-and-home? Or on a neutral field? With BYU going independent, many teams will fear the home-field advantage that BYU has even on a neutral field...

    Alex Strelnikov Written by Alex Strelnikov about 3 years ago 725 reads 4 comments

  17. 7 Reasons BYU May Be the Next Notre Dame in the Next 100 Years

    Texas A&M is looking at making a 100-year decision. One can only applaud that long view. In looking back, the premier school of the last 100 years has unquestioningly been Notre Dame...

    Alex Strelnikov Written by Alex Strelnikov about 3 years ago 113 reads 9 comments

  18. Miami Vices Spell Opportunity for BYU

    BYU's decision to go independent couldn't have come at a more opportune time, that is, if you consider the troubles some teams are in, especially Miami...

    Alex Strelnikov Written by Alex Strelnikov about 3 years ago 404 reads 4 comments