1. The Death of the Big Ten

    If you flew cross-country on Saturday—gazing out your football-less window of sorrow—you would have seen ominous smoke hovering over various parts of the Midwest, painting the sky black...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 1 month ago 83,729 reads 311 comments

  2. The College Football Powerhouse That Just Can't Get Any Respect

    Mark Dantonio ’s comment was greeted with dead air, followed by compulsory laughter to fill the awkward, empty silence...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 1 month ago 9,752 reads 41 comments

  3. 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 1 month ago 18,925 reads 8 comments

  4. 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 1 month ago 22,408 reads 28 comments

  5. 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 1 month ago 77,808 reads 137 comments

  6. 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 1 month ago 12,245 reads 27 comments

  7. 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 1 month ago 28,517 reads 28 comments

  8. 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 1 month ago 45,817 reads 442 comments

  9. 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 2 months ago 37,406 reads 64 comments

  10. 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 2 months ago 113,810 reads 245 comments

  11. 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 2 months ago 81,203 reads 90 comments

  12. 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 months ago 32,187 reads 64 comments

  13. 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 months ago 7,811 reads 11 comments

  14. 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 months ago 46,644 reads 110 comments

  15. 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 months ago 16,807 reads 33 comments

  16. 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 months ago 10,460 reads 28 comments

  17. 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 months ago 6,566 reads 5 comments

  18. 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 months ago 58,450 reads 94 comments

  19. 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 months ago 11,869 reads 19 comments

  20. 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 months ago 7,320 reads 51 comments

  21. 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 months ago 26,150 reads 89 comments

  22. 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 4 months ago 96,019 reads 269 comments

  23. 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 4 months ago 19,378 reads 74 comments

  24. 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 4 months ago 4,140 reads 33 comments

  25. 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 4 months ago 15,542 reads 49 comments