1. Florida State Would Have No Shot at Playoffs Without Jameis Winston

    It became clear, somewhere smack-dab in the middle of the second half, just how valuable Jameis Winston is to Florida State. Perhaps such value should have been recognized well before we got to witness this doomsday scenario...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 3 months ago 24,984 reads 142 comments

  2. No One in the Right in Jameis Winston Suspension Saga

    A situation that began with the crude and inappropriate words of a 20-year-old in a very public setting—albeit words from a star player with a complicated past—has evolved ...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 3 months ago 124,295 reads 401 comments

  3. College Football Week 4 Predictions: Picking Top-25 Games Against the Spread

    Every underdog has its day—or in this instance, week—and Week 3 was a celebration of the little guys. Size and expectations for these teams varied greatly in nature, although the overall performances were noteworthy...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 3 months ago 19,629 reads 10 comments

  4. College Football's Greatest Old Wizard Isn't Ready to Ride Off into the Sunset

    Bill Snyder ’s college coaching debut came three years before we landed on the moon. The president was Lyndon B. Johnson. A gallon of gas cost $0.32. The Beatles, in the words of the late John Lennon, were "more popular than Jesus...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 3 months ago 30,868 reads 15 comments

  5. Week 3 College Football Superlatives from Kramer's Korner

    When Steve Spurrier ’s voice met microphone moments after South Carolina’s 38-35 upset victory over Georgia—a game that will be remembered for the Gamecocks’ ...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 3 months ago 20,335 reads 15 comments

  6. Appreciating College Football's Week 3 Season-Ruiners

    The true value of an upset often goes unappreciated. A team, typically ranked, inexplicably loses to another squad perceived to be inferior in some form, and thus the unexpected knocks on our front door without warning...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 3 months ago 32,629 reads 28 comments

  7. Appreciating the Players Who Helped Save Penn State Football

    What happened at Penn State was horrific. So unspeakably evil that it’s difficult to put into words. Retribution is coming, and the souls responsible will pay dearly, as they should...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 3 months ago 34,445 reads 50 comments

  8. College Football Week 3 Predictions: Picking Top-25 Games Against the Spread

    There will be more glamorous weeks in the not-too-distant future. That’s an ominous way to preview Chapter 3 of the college football season, although it requires no real confirmation if you glanced at the slate of games...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 3 months ago 15,703 reads 8 comments

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

    College football is a cruel, ruthless game, one that regularly rips the hearts out of unflappable grown men and raises it to the sky for the world to see...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 3 months ago 12,286 reads 3 comments

  10. 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 4 months ago 83,867 reads 311 comments

  11. 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 4 months ago 9,812 reads 41 comments

  12. 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 4 months ago 19,092 reads 8 comments

  13. 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 4 months ago 22,457 reads 28 comments

  14. 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 4 months ago 77,885 reads 137 comments

  15. 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 4 months ago 12,736 reads 27 comments

  16. 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 4 months ago 28,663 reads 28 comments

  17. 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 4 months ago 46,206 reads 442 comments

  18. 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 4 months ago 38,968 reads 67 comments

  19. 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 4 months ago 114,174 reads 245 comments

  20. 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 4 months ago 81,366 reads 90 comments

  21. 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 5 months ago 33,536 reads 64 comments

  22. 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 5 months ago 7,836 reads 11 comments

  23. 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 5 months ago 46,632 reads 110 comments

  24. 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 5 months ago 16,872 reads 33 comments

  25. 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 5 months ago 10,470 reads 28 comments