1. College Football: Marshall vs. ECU is Most Exciting Game of Week 13

    The BCS rankings will be severely impacted by the games that take place this week, and excitement is building for these meaningful bouts. Virginia Tech and Virginia meet to determine which team will face Clemson in the ACC Championship Game...

    Alan Black Written by Alan Black about 3 years ago 2,401 reads 0 comments

  2. College Football: Best Player on Every Sun Belt Team

    The Heisman Trophy only goes to one player in the nation, but there is no shortage of great football players throughout college football this year. Let's take a look at the best player on each FBS team this season, starting with the Sun Belt...

    Alan Black Written by Alan Black about 3 years ago 690 reads 0 comments

  3. BCS Rankings: Houston Cougars Deserve National Championship Game Spot

    The BCS standings and National Championship Game matchup were thrown into utter disarray this weekend, as pretty much every non-SEC team with hopes of playing in the National Championship Game lost...

    Alan Black Written by Alan Black about 3 years ago 2,385 reads 10 comments

  4. Iowa State Shocks Oklahoma State, Plunges BCS Standings into Chaos

    Wow. That's really all that anyone can say and think right now after witnessing perhaps the most monumental upset of the season...

    Alan Black Written by Alan Black about 3 years ago 412 reads 1 comments

  5. Bob Davie Has Potential to Turn New Mexico Lobos into Winners

    The New Mexico Lobos have been the worst team in FBS-level college football over the last three seasons, to put it bluntly. So far this season the Lobos have only one win and posted identical 1-11 records each of the previous two seasons...

    Alan Black Written by Alan Black about 3 years ago 1,565 reads 3 comments

  6. Arkansas State Football: Hugh Freeze Deserves Coach of the Year Award

    Author's Note: This is the fifth in a five-part series detailing coaches who deserve Coach of the Year Award consideration for the jobs they have done this season in turning around once-dismal programs ...

    Alan Black Written by Alan Black about 3 years ago 1,074 reads 3 comments

  7. Big East Expansion: Demands BYU Should Make Before Joining

    The Big East Conference is making a strong push to add BYU, and talk surrounding this push has increased in the past few days...

    Alan Black Written by Alan Black about 3 years ago 1,238 reads 20 comments

  8. Vanderbilt Coach James Franklin Deserves Coach of the Year Consideration

    Author's Note: This is the fourth in a five-part series detailing coaches who deserve Coach of the Year Award consideration for the jobs they have done this season in turning around once-dismal programs ...

    Alan Black Written by Alan Black about 3 years ago 729 reads 5 comments

  9. Wyoming's Dave Christensen Deserves Coach of the Year Consideration

    Author's Note: This is the third in a five-part series detailing coaches who deserve Coach of the Year Award consideration for the jobs they have done this season in turning around once-dismal programs ...

    Alan Black Written by Alan Black about 3 years ago 502 reads 1 comments

  10. Louisiana-Lafayette's Mark Hudspeth Deserves Coach of the Year Consideration

    Author's Note: This is the second in a five-part series detailing coaches who deserve Coach of the Year Award consideration for the jobs they have done this season in turning around once-dismal programs ...

    Alan Black Written by Alan Black about 3 years ago 1,494 reads 4 comments

  11. Why Eastern Michigan's Ron English Deserves Coach of the Year Consideration

    Author's Note: This is the first in a five-part series detailing coaches who deserve Coach of the Year Award consideration for the jobs they have done this season in turning around once-dismal programs ...

    Alan Black Written by Alan Black about 3 years ago 1,869 reads 1 comments

  12. Idaho Vandals Running Backs Provide Bright Spot in Blowout Loss

    It's difficult to find positives in a blowout loss, especially when the loss drops your team's overall record to 2-8...

    Alan Black Written by Alan Black about 3 years ago 335 reads 0 comments

  13. BYU Basketball: Utah State Loss Shows Need for Improvement in Perimeter Play

    The BYU Cougars and Utah State Aggies both faced rebuilding projects this season after losing several of their key players to graduation. Their matchup yesterday showed just how large of an impact those losses have had, especially on BYU...

    Alan Black Written by Alan Black about 3 years ago 218 reads 3 comments

  14. Washington State Football: Is Coach Paul Wulff Back on the Hot Seat?

    During his first three seasons as the head coach of the Washington State Cougars, Paul Wulff amassed a record of 5-32. Despite repeated calls for him to be fired, Wulff was allowed to return for a fourth season as head coach...

    Alan Black Written by Alan Black about 3 years ago 679 reads 0 comments

  15. Joe Paterno Fired: Timing of His Departure Both Right and Wrong

    Joe Paterno 's tenure as head football coach at Penn State ended on a sour note, as he was fired Wednesday...

    Alan Black Written by Alan Black about 3 years ago 722 reads 2 comments

  16. Big East Expansion: Will UCF Scandal Affect Expansion Plans?

    The University of Central Florida Knights had the kind of day yesterday that they wish they could forget...

    Alan Black Written by Alan Black about 3 years ago 4,810 reads 13 comments

  17. Big East Expansion: Pros and Cons of Possible BYU Move to the Big East

    It's no secret that the Big East conference and BYU are currently in talks with one another about possibly adding BYU to the conference as a football-only member...

    Alan Black Written by Alan Black about 3 years ago 2,703 reads 6 comments

  18. Bowl Projections: Will the Iowa State Cyclones Make a Bowl This Season?

    Iowa State never has been a football powerhouse, but since hiring Paul Rhoads as head coach in 2009, the Cyclones have posted a respectable 17-17 record...

    Alan Black Written by Alan Black about 3 years ago 825 reads 0 comments

  19. Kansas State Wildcats: QB Collin Klein Is the Toughest Player in the Nation

    Kansas State may have lost a thriller to Oklahoma State, but the blame for that shouldn't be directed anywhere near Kansas State QB Collin Klein ...

    Alan Black Written by Alan Black about 3 years ago 869 reads 1 comments

  20. Baltimore Ravens Have Talent, Lack Mental Toughness

    Right now there is no team in the NFL more enigmatic than the Baltimore Ravens . They have convincing wins over the Steelers , Jets and Texans, yet their two losses so far ...

    Alan Black Written by Alan Black about 3 years ago 448 reads 3 comments

  21. Big East Expansion: Why Isn't ECU Getting More Consideration?

    Boise State, Air Force, Navy, Army, Houston, SMU, and UCF. All of these schools have been talked about as serious contenders to join the Big East Conference— a conference that's looking to expand...

    Alan Black Written by Alan Black about 3 years ago 6,601 reads 82 comments

  22. San Jose State TE Ryan Otten Not Getting the National Recognition He Deserves

    The John Mackey Award is given annually to the top tight end in FBS football. The list of recipients includes such notable names as Dallas Clark, Heath Miller and Marcedes Lewis...

    Alan Black Written by Alan Black about 3 years ago 810 reads 4 comments

  23. College Football: Ranking All 15 FCS Conferences

    FCS football has 14 different conferences, plus a group of four independents. Eight weeks through the season, the contenders are beginning to separate from the pretenders, and a ...

    Alan Black Written by Alan Black about 3 years ago 3,908 reads 2 comments

  24. LSU vs. Alabama: We Know About Those SEC Defenses, but What About the Offenses?

    LSU vs. Alabama is being hyped as a "Game of the Century," and much of the allure of this particular game comes from the fact that both of these SEC defenses are ranked in the top five in almost every category...

    Alan Black Written by Alan Black about 3 years ago 268 reads 1 comments

  25. Sun Belt Football: Can Western Kentucky Earn First Bowl Invite?

    In 2002, the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers won the FCS football championship (formerly known as I-AA). A few short years later, the program decided to move up to the FBS level. Since that ascension, few things have gone right for the Hilltoppers...

    Alan Black Written by Alan Black about 3 years ago 751 reads 0 comments