1. College Football Week 2 Predictions: Picking Top 25 Games Against the Spread

    Week 1 of the college football season reminded us that handicapping games with point spreads is a difficult proposition. Oklahoma dominated Louisiana Tech as a 33.5-point favorite, looking the part of a hefty chalk in all four quarters...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 3 years ago 19,352 reads 8 comments

  2. Week 1 College Football Superlatives from Kramer's Korner

    Before Michigan State became a violent, dominating football machine last year, it struggled to do much of anything against Western Michigan in Week 1. I know that seems like a strange place to begin, but hang with me...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 3 years ago 22,594 reads 28 comments

  3. College Football's Confounding Week 1 Gives Fans More Questions Than Answers

    We know nothing. When you sign up for college football and are granted access to this peculiar, passionate club, you have to come to terms with this before you’re allowed access...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 3 years ago 77,907 reads 137 comments

  4. How Melvin Gordon Became College Football's Most Underappreciated Superstar

    You don’t realize how extraordinary Melvin Gordon is until you stand next to him, when he has finally stopped moving...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 3 years ago 12,976 reads 27 comments

  5. College Football Week 1 Predictions: Picking All Top 25 Games Against the Spread

    The most important thing, above all others, is that college football has returned. This is an actual game week featuring actual football that will be played in actual stadiums packed with actual fans...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 3 years ago 29,038 reads 28 comments

  6. Introducing the 2014 College Football Playoff Champions: The Oregon Ducks

    The business of offering predictions in a sport that rarely follows a clear, linear path can be a volatile one in which to stake a claim...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 3 years ago 47,242 reads 462 comments

  7. Meet the Bo Pelini Nobody Knows

    I watched Bo Pelini 's coaching career go up in flames last season. It was November 29. Nebraska just finished an uninspired 38-17 home loss to Iowa in the regular-season finale...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 3 years ago 39,354 reads 67 comments

  8. Bleacher Report's Preseason All-America College Football Team

    There is an abundance of football talent scattered throughout the nation. Only a small portion of these players—a percent of a percent—can be preseason Bleacher Report All-Americans...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 3 years ago 114,823 reads 245 comments

  9. Rebuilding a Powerhouse: How James Franklin Is Leading Penn State Back to Glory

    Brick by brick. This is how one of the nation’s premier college football powers will be resurrected. It won’t happen today or tomorrow or even next year, but it will happen...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 3 years ago 81,800 reads 90 comments

  10. Ranking Top 50 CFB Players If EA Sports' NCAA Football 15 Existed

    To the dismay of the virtual masses, EA Sports killed off its NCAA Football video game series this year following a string of lawsuits, potential future lawsuits and headaches over ...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 3 years ago 36,371 reads 64 comments

  11. The 6 Most Entertaining Personalities from College Football Media Days

    The chairs have been tucked away. The microphones and cameras have been stored in their mobile hiding places—at least for now—as they wait for what comes next, just like us...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 3 years ago 7,869 reads 11 comments

  12. Winners and Losers from 2014 Big Ten Media Days

    CHICAGO — “Talking season,” as Steve Spurrier likes to call it, is over. It’s time for football...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 3 years ago 46,679 reads 110 comments

  13. Big Ten Media Days 2014: Notable Quotes and Reaction from Day 1

    CHICAGO — Change was in the air. Day 1 of Big Ten media days served as the unofficial welcome for two new programs, one enthusiastic football coach and some renewed mentalities ...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 3 years ago 16,924 reads 33 comments

  14. Top 5 Storylines to Watch for at 2014 Big Ten Media Days

    Just a short walk from Lake Michigan, only an 8-iron or so from some of the best shopping on the planet, the best and brightest in the Big Ten will meet to celebrate another year of college football...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 3 years ago 10,489 reads 28 comments

  15. June Jones' Small Conference Secession Idea Is Brilliant, but It Just Won't Work

    Football, all year round. No offseason, no breaks; just food, screaming irrational responses to your television and meaningful games spread throughout the calendar...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 3 years ago 6,618 reads 5 comments

  16. With the Heisman Trophy in Sight, UCLA's Myles Jack Is Shooting for the Stars

    Why not? As Myles Jack readies for his sophomore year as UCLA’s star linebacker, he is fully aware of what we’re saying...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 3 years ago 58,910 reads 94 comments

  17. Best Value Bets for Every Power 5 College Football Conference

    It would be easy to circle the conference favorites, light up premature victory cigars and call it a day...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 3 years ago 11,973 reads 19 comments

  18. How Charlie Strong and Texas Should Define Success in 2014

    Success in college football is almost always defined by wins and championships. Often times, the many steps it takes to get there—the minor milestones, the lesser barriers broken—are unappreciated, dwarfed by the bigger picture...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 3 years ago 7,440 reads 51 comments

  19. 5 Defensive Players Who Could Be Heisman Trophy Finalists in 2014

    In all likelihood, regardless of how immaculate the resumes may look by the time December rolls around, a defensive player will not win the Heisman in 2014...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 3 years ago 26,539 reads 89 comments

  20. How Nike and Oregon Created College Football's Perfect Brand

    On a gloomy December day in 2011, under overcast Eugene skies, Oregon conducted a secret test, which was actually more of a science experiment...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 3 years ago 100,175 reads 269 comments

  21. Questions We Would Love to Ask at SEC Media Days

    It is part circus and part mob. Oh, and there is also intermittent college football talk sprinkled among the crowds, the three-letter chants, the pristine golf tans and glorious coaching ...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 3 years ago 19,520 reads 74 comments

  22. Have College Football Fans Become Completely Jaded to NCAA Investigations?

    The most striking thing to come from the announcement that the NCAA will revive its investigation of North Carolina wasn't the news itself. It's that it wasn't perceived as news at all...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 3 years ago 4,214 reads 33 comments

  23. The Case for Michigan Freshman Sensation Jabrill Peppers to Play Both Ways

    For Brady Hoke , the scenario entering the 2014 season is pretty simple: Win, or else. The “or else” requires no further elaboration...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 3 years ago 15,765 reads 49 comments

  24. Pat Fitzgerald's Northwestern Team Closer to Top of Big Ten Than Fans Think

    Given everything it has been through, one would only assume that Northwestern would take a match to the football blueprint and start fresh. You wouldn ’t blame the Wildcats if they did...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 3 years ago 5,756 reads 20 comments

  25. Inside Look at How Las Vegas Oddsmakers Come Up with College Football Spread

    Aaron Kessler is a Las Vegas oddsmaker at the Golden Nugget. Aside from monitoring the movements of lines during the season, Kessler also spearheads the release of the college football ‘Games of the Year’ during the summer...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 3 years ago 42,579 reads 7 comments