1. New Oregon Coach Mark Helfrich Talks Ducks Culture, Marcus Mariota and More

    It's only days into his first fall camp as Oregon head coach, and Mark Helfrich already has identified his most unrelenting concern. “I’ve never been a big whistle guy, and now I need one,” Helfrich said...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 12 months ago 11,098 reads 28 comments

  2. Big 12 Football: Predictions, Analysis and out-There Assessments for 2013

    The RV is packed, the fridge has been replenished and we’re off to the Big 12 after getting the college football preview tour underway in Big Ten country . Ah, preview season: a time when everyone says the same things in slightly different ways...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 12 months ago 15,504 reads 41 comments

  3. Big Ten Football: Predictions, Analysis and Out-There Assessments for 2013

    It's time to think B1G. Over the next few weeks, you will read approximately 1,429 college football previews that explain the exact same thing in slightly different ways...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 12 months ago 34,309 reads 189 comments

  4. Why Johnny Manziel's New Issue Forced Vegas to Take A&M-Alabama off the Board

    As Texas A&M navigates the latest Johnny Manziel drama—the only offseason news item that could truly matter when it comes to its star player—Las Vegas is dealing ...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 12 months ago 15,620 reads 62 comments

  5. Saying Goodbye to the Dreadful, but Misunderstood, BCS

    The beginning of the end of the BCS is upon us. August—a month with actual college football—is here, which means the doomsday clock on the final season of the Bowl Championship Series is ticking...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 12 months ago 7,395 reads 118 comments

  6. Jadeveon Clowney Probably Won't Win a Heisman, but It'll Be Fun to Watch Him Try

    As spectacular as Jadeveon Clowney will be this season, the impenetrable barrier standing between him and the Heisman may prove to be the one obstacle he can’t knock down or run around...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 1 year ago 5,686 reads 23 comments

  7. 'Yellow Cards' in College Football Is a Great, Out-of-the-Box Idea

    Imagine, for a moment, that a safety just collided with a tight end stretching out for an overthrown ball. The tight end crumbles to the ground, causing a synchronized gasp to echo throughout the stadium, and yellow flags paint the field...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 1 year ago 6,530 reads 22 comments

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

    The curtain has closed on another year of Big Ten Media Days, as a day of player and coach roundtable interviews concluded in the Chicago Hilton. Next stop, the college football season...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 1 year ago 16,883 reads 21 comments

  9. Surrounded by Chaos, Ohio State's Braxton Miller Remains Unfazed

    With his head coach engulfed by a sea of reporters 15 feet away, Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller sat comfortably in his chair Thursday at the Chicago Hilton for Big Ten Media Days...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 1 year ago 9,678 reads 17 comments

  10. 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 1 year ago 6,185 reads 9 comments

  11. 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 1 year ago 9,110 reads 5 comments

  12. 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 1 year ago 5,331 reads 2 comments

  13. 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 1 year ago 20,937 reads 171 comments

  14. 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 1 year ago 898 reads 0 comments

  15. 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 1 year ago 4,390 reads 3 comments

  16. 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 1 year ago 4,177 reads 46 comments

  17. 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 1 year ago 2,003 reads 11 comments

  18. 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 1 year ago 16,228 reads 422 comments

  19. 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 18,316 reads 44 comments

  20. 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 11,551 reads 9 comments

  21. 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 68,956 reads 145 comments

  22. 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 3,330 reads 6 comments

  23. 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 8,701 reads 33 comments

  24. 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 12,027 reads 96 comments

  25. 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 5,219 reads 0 comments