1. College Football's Full Spectrum of Drama on Display in Action-Packed 24 Hours

    It began with tears. Real, homegrown tears. The kind of tears that accumulate over 55 years of life and then pour out all at once...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 10 months ago 64,922 reads 167 comments

  2. Despite Lack of Wins, Texas Football Should Be Thankful for Charlie Strong Era

    At his introductory press conference back in January 2014, wearing an apprehensive smile and a burnt orange tie, Charlie Strong eased his way into his Texas vision. He took his time...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 10 months ago 49,159 reads 158 comments

  3. Kramer's Playoff Notebook: How 'The Game' Will Impact More Than OSU and Michigan

    When a game is so important it can be widely accepted and appreciated as simply "The Game," there is nothing more necessary beyond the teams and fanbases involved...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 10 months ago 51,300 reads 221 comments

  4. Displays of Emotion Humanize College Football as Playoff Talk Takes Back Seat

    It is easy to forget what this is all about. Not the doomsday playoff scenarios or the endless streams of prognostication. Not the Heisman Trophy, the conversations about it or the money that fuels the entire operation...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 10 months ago 45,868 reads 83 comments

  5. The Dragon Awakens: UAB Football Nears the End of Its Time in Football Limbo

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Inside an inconspicuous brick building in the heart of football country, a countdown is ongoing. A small forest-green sign near the entrance suspends from the wall, illuminating dancing red numbers...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 10 months ago 54,370 reads 18 comments

  6. Kramer's Playoff Notebook: For Now, Selection Committee in No-Win Situation

    It was easier when the computers had all the power. At least we knew why things were the way they were, even if we didn't care for such methods. We knew the BCS in all its algorithmic madness was not perfect...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 10 months ago 31,620 reads 209 comments

  7. Kramer's Playoff Notebook: The Path to the Playoff Is Not as Simple as It Looks

    This is not a democracy. The four teams that are deemed College Football Playoff-worthy will be celebrated after an elaborate, public groupthink come early December. The selection committee has the utmost power in this regard...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 11 months ago 67,771 reads 178 comments

  8. The Eye of the CFB Hurricane: Week 10 Provides Clarity Instead of Chaos

    So here we sit, exactly four weeks from the finality of it all, and everything is nice and neatly unpacked. For the time being, dysfunction and controversy are absent...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 11 months ago 88,131 reads 337 comments

  9. Homelessness and Tragedy to Two-Sport Stardom: The Journey of ASU's Tim White

    TEMPE, Ariz. — On the mornings Tim White would shower in a park bathroom sink after spending the night in the back seat of a truck, he would leave for school shortly before sunlight...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 11 months ago 45,411 reads 13 comments

  10. Kramer's Playoff Notebook: CFB's Dream Matchup a Small Step Closer to Reality

    One can't help but get lost in the possibility of it all. That the most robust, polarizing personalities in the sport may finally clash with a tremendous amount to gain or lose. That is not to say Nick Saban vs...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 11 months ago 52,300 reads 282 comments

  11. The Good, Bad and Ugly of College Football's 1st Half as Playoff Rankings Loom

    To those emerging from a nine-week nap or an underground, internet -less bunker, there is a new face of college football. Notre Dame is battling for bowl eligibility. Colorado is good again...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 11 months ago 69,982 reads 193 comments

  12. Donnel Pumphrey: San Diego State's Tiny Terror Is Ready to Move Up

    Oh, he is small. Let’s make that clear. It’s been an hour since Donnel Pumphrey , the most productive running back in football, passed Marcus Allen and Thurman Thomas on the NCAA career rushing list...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 12 months ago 82,025 reads 27 comments

  13. While All Hope Is Not Lost, It Is Time for Change at Texas

    Before the case can be made that an extraordinary college football coach should lose his job, one must first come to terms with the reality this profession is unjust and unforgiving...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 12 months ago 57,921 reads 278 comments

  14. Clemson's Gutsy Victory Shows Why Winning Ugly Is a Beautiful Thing

    At some point during a dream season, everything will catch fire. Walls will crumble. The foundation will sway back and forth, sometimes violently. Hope will be lost, albeit briefly...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 12 months ago 24,317 reads 61 comments

  15. Welcome Back, Coach Ed Orgeron: College Football's Fantastic Mr. Fix-It

    The first time I spoke to Ed Orgeron, he was in a bar. Not just any bar, but a really loud bar. It was a late Friday afternoon in 2014, and the background music was so overpowering I nearly forgot why I had called...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 12 months ago 16,160 reads 23 comments

  16. Hype-Tape Superstar Sam McGuffie's Crazy Journey from CFB to NFL to...Olympics?

    At some point in the past nine years, the black, unlabeled VHS tape that helped ignite a multibillion-dollar industry went missing. There are working theories as to its whereabouts...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 1 year ago 151,874 reads 43 comments

  17. The Future of Quarterbacks: Lamar Jackson Duels Deondre Francois at High Noon

    Their college football careers began eight days apart, back when life was still ordinary and long before the biggest games of their lives...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 1 year ago 47,413 reads 63 comments

  18. Vulnerabilities of Every Team Cloud the Big Picture in CFB Through 2 Weeks

    It’s early, they’ll tell you. Don’t read too much into the first few Saturdays , they’ll say. Teams are still trying to figure themselves out , they’ll protest...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 1 year ago 24,548 reads 106 comments

  19. Life as a College Football Cupcake: Why Smaller Teams Take Their Lumps

    The working assumption is that the team with more will obliterate the team with less. This arrangement is as much a part of the fabric of college football as warm charcoal and full koozies...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 1 year ago 84,596 reads 91 comments

  20. Breaking Down the Biggest Overreactions in College Football in Week 1

    Be overjoyed. Be devastated. Be over the top in some shape or form. No week in college football produces more outlandish, baseless claims than Week 1. It’s a ritual, you see...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 1 year ago 140,670 reads 264 comments

  21. Houston Shreds Cinderella Label, Is Now in Clear Path to Crash the Playoff

    This is no longer just a good story. It’s still that, I suppose. But Houston’s rapid ascent into college football’s elite—a habitation reserved for a select few and a place unwelcoming to newcomers—is something more now...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 1 year ago 20,597 reads 88 comments

  22. CFB's Hottest Coach Turns Down Big Money, Prestige to Build Unlikely Powerhouse

    HOUSTON — The story, as Tom Herman tells it while tucked deep down in his office couch, goes something like this...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 1 year ago 60,719 reads 88 comments

  23. Bleacher Report's Ultimate Guide to 2016 College Football Season

    It's been a long time since college football left you. It went out for cigarettes 90 or so minutes after Nick Saban , in the midst of one of the greatest national championships of our lifetime, called for an onside kick of all things...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 1 year ago 50,595 reads 96 comments

  24. Snakebitten BYU QB Taysom Hill: 'I'm Going to Leave Everything out There'

    PROVO, Utah — Watching Taysom Hill on one of the first days of BYU's fall practice, you'd think he was a sure-shot NFL quarterback prospect...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 1 year ago 137,892 reads 38 comments

  25. Houston's Focus Isn't on Oklahoma, Which Makes for a Scary Underdog

    HOUSTON — Back in June, with the Texas air in a full sauna and the stands at TDECU Stadium empty, a bright message illuminated from the video board. "H-TOWN TAKEOVER," was blasted in all caps in broad daylight...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 1 year ago 30,780 reads 42 comments