1. Devin Gardner Thought of Leaving Michigan, but His Decision to Stay Will Pay Off

    CHICAGO — Like anyone else simply searching for an opportunity, Devin Gardner toyed with the idea of leaving Michigan as he anxiously waited his turn...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 12 months ago 6,163 reads 9 comments

  2. Big Ten Media Days 2013: Winners and Losers from Day 1

    Day 1 of Big Ten Media Days is in the books, and the Chicago Hilton ballroom heard from each of the coaches on Wednesday...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 12 months ago 9,090 reads 5 comments

  3. Jim Delany's Bizarre Big Ten Media Days Speech Shows State of Confusion in CFB

    Chicago — Of all the fascinating tidbits commissioner Jim Delany dropped at Day 1 of Big Ten Media Days, the moment that will probably be remembered best actually came from an unexpected source...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 12 months ago 5,313 reads 2 comments

  4. Urban Meyer's New Disciplinary Stance Is Good, but We Need to See Results

    “It’s been a tough couple of days.” Urban Meyer ’s first remarks at Big Ten Media Days certainly resonated with Ohio State fans, especially with the status of a handful of key players still up in the air...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 12 months ago 20,925 reads 171 comments

  5. NCAA's Own Actions and Comments Show It Is Starting to Weaken

    Through all the missteps and conflicts, one thing has remained constant with the NCAA: It has projected overwhelming confidence to the public—some might even call it arrogance—despite the growing notion that it’s losing control...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 12 months ago 886 reads 0 comments

  6. What to Expect at Big Ten Media Days 2013

    It won’t receive the same pay-per-view, red-carpet treatment that greeted the SEC, but Big Ten Media Days are poised to provide plenty of intrigue...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 12 months ago 4,378 reads 3 comments

  7. Even with Major Questions, Oklahoma State Is a Deserving Big 12 Favorite

    Despite uncertainty at quarterback, the departure of a 1,400-yard rusher, two new coordinators and a defense with sufficient holes, Oklahoma State will enter the 2013 season as the favorite to win the Big 12...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 12 months ago 4,160 reads 46 comments

  8. College Football's Aggressive Stance on Targeting Isn't What the Game Needs

    College football had it right. See the issue, assess it using ample time to consider all necessary details and react once all information has been gathered...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 12 months ago 1,990 reads 11 comments

  9. SEC vs. Every Other Conference Prop Bet Accurately Portrays CFB Landscape

    A popular barstool debate has evolved into a fascinating prop bet on one of the world’s most prodigious online sportsbooks...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 12 months ago 16,198 reads 422 comments

  10. Everett Golson's Return to Notre Dame Sets Up Fascinating QB Battle in 2014

    One of the nation’s most captivating quarterback battles is still more than a year away. As Notre Dame preps for the fall without its starting QB from a season ago, the long-term answer at the position remains a mystery...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 1 year ago 18,269 reads 44 comments

  11. What the Football Freak Needs to Know in EA Sports' NCAA Football 14 Video Game

    I won’t pretend to be a video game expert. I’ ve logged significant hours with a number of gaming systems over my lifetime, but I don’t judge these experiences through the watchful lens of a gamer microscope...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 1 year ago 11,459 reads 9 comments

  12. EA Sports' NCAA Football 14 Simulates the Upcoming College Football Season

    You are looking live at the fourth annual EA Sports NCAA Football season simulation, a major offseason landmark and much-anticipated sign that the college football season is fast approaching...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 1 year ago 68,881 reads 145 comments

  13. Woeful Kicking has been the Bane of College Football, and it's Not Improving

    It’s an unsettling sensation, one college football fans have grown numb to over time. A productive drive just stalled on third down, not far from the opponent’s end ...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 1 year ago 3,312 reads 6 comments

  14. The Big Ten Is Being Aggressive and Is Right to Try to Conquer the Big Apple

    The Big Ten is attempting to change the narrative. Failed division names, an overall lack of speed, expansion OCD and New Year’s Day bowl woes are just a handful of the convenient storylines cited while brushing off the B1G...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 1 year ago 8,693 reads 33 comments

  15. The NCAA Spent 27 Months Just to Slap Oregon Football on the Wrist?

    After 27 drawn-out months, Oregon on Wednesday learned its football fate from the NCAA : no bowl ban, three scholarships lost, three years of probation and an 18-month show-cause ...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 1 year ago 12,017 reads 96 comments

  16. Breaking Down College Football's Best Over-Under Wins Lines from Las Vegas

    Media days are suddenly just a few quiet weeks away, and the offseason is slowly but surely losing the battle against time...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 1 year ago 5,151 reads 0 comments

  17. How One SEC Assistant Coach Uses Social Media as a Recruiting Tool

    “Show them who you are, and then teach them what you know.” The words of legendary coach Woody Hayes still apply to today’s college football, even though it's a drastically different game that is still evolving...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 1 year ago 7,487 reads 2 comments

  18. Johnny Manziel Tweet: Texas A&M QB Needs Season to Begin more Sooner than Later

    Johnny Manziel ’s perk-filled life comes at a price. He bears a burden that few veteran celebs could gracefully handle, let alone a 20-year-old unaccustomed to the circus...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 1 year ago 10,974 reads 115 comments

  19. More Bowl Games Equals More Football, and That's Always a Good Thing

    I have a problem. I am a football junkie. I watched the 2011 Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl between Illinois and UCLA—each team operating with interim coaches, minimal offensive firepower and 12 combined victories—in its entirety...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 1 year ago 6,241 reads 37 comments

  20. Breaking Down Golden Nugget's Early 2013 College Football Point Spreads

    The college football offseason is cruel, relentless and determined. And although the absence will live on a little bit longer, the Golden Nugget is here to make a trying time slightly more tolerable...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 1 year ago 5,000 reads 16 comments

  21. Northwestern Coach Pat Fitzgerald Talks Academics, Recruiting and the Big Ten

    Pat Fitzgerald is tired of hearing it. He’s tired of hearing the same exhausted tune, one repeated like a chorus throughout his eight years in the captain's chair at Northwestern...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 1 year ago 3,146 reads 2 comments

  22. Why Las Vegas Loves Miami Football so Much in 2013

    The oddsmakers aren ’t worried about the ominous cloud still lingering overhead in Coral Gables. They’re not troubled by the capricious NCAA investigation into Miami, which remains selectively dormant...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 1 year ago 12,694 reads 52 comments

  23. Gordon Gee Resignation Proves Media Savvy a Necessity in Twitter Age

    The apology tour proved to be futile. The "remediation plan" never quite reached its apex. Ohio State University president Gordon Gee has announced he will officially retire ...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 1 year ago 12,763 reads 113 comments

  24. With Social Media, Do Schools Even Need to Do Heisman Campaigns Anymore?

    The most successful Heisman marketing campaign doesn ’t come off a billboard, over-the-top video or flashy mailer crafted to manufacture buzz. Not anymore, not in 2013...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 1 year ago 2,505 reads 9 comments

  25. How Much Responsibility Does a College Coach Have for a Player's Academics?

    Win football games, or you’re fired. Ensure that your players are eligible to play, and if they are, make sure they’re physically and mentally prepared. For head college football coaches, it’s that simple...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 1 year ago 4,493 reads 11 comments