1. Jerry Kill's Health Isn't an Issue Until He Decides It Is

    It’s always easy to declare that so-and-so should retire. In sports, we do this often as the athletes we’ve admired for so long begin to show their wear, becoming a shadow of their former selves...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 11 months ago 4,132 reads 9 comments

  2. What I Loved and Hated from College Football Week 3

    It started with a wild animal surveying the sideline, trying to avoid capture. It then turned to Alabama-Texas A&M, a hyped-packed showdown that provided endless entertainment and a basketball score...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 11 months ago 10,037 reads 19 comments

  3. UCLA Bruins Respond to Nick Pasquale Tragedy with Emotional, Season-Defining Win

    Jim Mora was nearly in tears before the game even began. The UCLA head coach had an unmistakable twinge in his voice, and the right words were hard to come by as he searched for the appropriate terms to describe his team’s mind-set...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 11 months ago 7,245 reads 7 comments

  4. Forget Texas A&M, We Want to See Alabama vs. Oregon

    It’s the matchup that's been in the making for years—like two heavyweight prizefighters unable to reach an agreement despite the public’s vocal push—and on ...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 11 months ago 28,571 reads 614 comments

  5. 5 SEC Players Reportedly Took Money from an Agent; Are You Surprised?

    The scandals have lost their shock value, and perhaps a more appropriate question than “Are you surprised?” is "Do you care?" Do you actually care that student-athletes ...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 11 months ago 24,059 reads 163 comments

  6. College Football 2013 Week 3 Simulation

    Guess who had USC losing as more than a two-touchdown favorite last week? Why NCAA Football 14 , that’s who...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 11 months ago 15,838 reads 29 comments

  7. College Football Week 3 Predictions: Picking All Top 25 Games Against the Spread

    The biggest game of the college football season has arrived. Well, until it is dethroned by some other game, which is usually how this cycle works. For now, however, this is it. Nick Saban vs...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 11 months ago 80,764 reads 173 comments

  8. What Has Happened to USC and Texas Since the 2005-06 BCS Championship Game?

    I remember the 2006 Rose Bowl game vividly for a few reasons. For one, I was in Brazil at the time, forcing an entire room of indifferent onlookers to guzzle coffee to stay awake until sunrise to watch a football game...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 11 months ago 18,829 reads 48 comments

  9. What I Loved and Hated in College Football Week 2

    For Georgia and Michigan, Week 2 was about taking care of business against a difficult opponent at home. For Texas and USC, the second game of the season was about torturing message-board ...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 11 months ago 5,810 reads 10 comments

  10. Sam Houston State vs. Texas A&M: No Headlines, No Drama, Just Johnny Football

    There were no air signatures, no gestures to the scoreboard and no anxious sideline encounters with his head coach prompting the Internet to explode (again)...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 11 months ago 26,159 reads 65 comments

  11. Twitter Reaction to Jeff Driskel Shows What's Wrong with College Football

    There’s a fine line between criticism and pure venom, and it’s a line that’s often lost when it comes to social media and live sporting events. This is nothing new, of course...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 11 months ago 14,502 reads 131 comments

  12. College Football 2013 Week 2 Simulation

    NCAA Football 14 is just loosening up its arm, that’s all. The simulation went a respectable 3-2 in Week 1 , a solid debut but still slightly below what many have grown to expect from the game’s ultimate future decider...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 11 months ago 8,126 reads 15 comments

  13. How Jameis Winston Can Become the Feel-Good Story of College Football

    We interrupt this " Johnny Manziel hand-gesture analysis" to offer up the following premature conclusion: Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston is an extraordinary football talent...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 11 months ago 11,981 reads 22 comments

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

    If college football’s Week 2 slate of games were a car, it would be a 1997 Toyota Corolla. There are highlights, certainly, like the power windows (Georgia-South Carolina), ...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 11 months ago 39,578 reads 46 comments

  15. What I Loved and Hated in College Football Week 1

    There’s a lesson to be learned with Week 1 of the college football season completed: If you’re thinking about playing an FCS opponent, don’t. In fact, run away as fast as you can...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 11 months ago 22,438 reads 33 comments

  16. Brian Kelly Contract Extension Proves Irish Will Be Powerhouse for Years to Come

    The offseason was not kind to Notre Dame, but the bad taste left after the BCS National Championship Game and a flurry of strange stories and developments was washed away in a few hours on a Saturday afternoon...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 11 months ago 4,912 reads 20 comments

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

    A time for football—some good, some not so good—and, of course, a time for point spreads. Most teams in the top 25 will not be tested this week, but each game is a test ...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 11 months ago 9,211 reads 8 comments

  18. Did Jadeveon Clowney Just Lose the Heisman in Week 1? Of Course Not

    Here’s the problem, and it is a problem. There are Heisman voters off in the football abyss who already made up their minds on South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney ’s Heisman hopes...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 11 months ago 16,383 reads 64 comments

  19. A Reminder Why You Love College Football

    It’s worth it. The buffet of frustrating incompetence you put up with—and you put up with A LOT of it—is worth it. By now, you’re well aware of this. After all, here you are...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 11 months ago 13,547 reads 27 comments

  20. Why Alabama Football Can Three-Peat in 2013 and Why It Cannot

    We have exhausted the term “dynasty,” choosing to toss it around ubiquitously rather than examining if it’s actually warranted. In the instance of Alabama football, however, it’s most certainly applicable...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 11 months ago 4,318 reads 12 comments

  21. College Football 2013 Week 1 Simulation

    The first step is acceptance. One must first accept that a video game picked college football games more efficiently—much, much more efficiently—than he or she picked college scores a season ago...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 11 months ago 23,558 reads 82 comments

  22. Like Everyone Else, Las Vegas Is Struggling to Conquer Alabama

    How do you handle Alabama? It’s a query posed not just by strung-out coordinators and head coaches, but also Las Vegas sportsbooks as they brace for one of the most overwhelming favorites in recent college football memory...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 11 months ago 63,833 reads 277 comments

  23. ACC Football: Predictions, Analysis and out-There Assessments for 2013

    How difficult is it to compare every team in every conference to a type of alcohol? Well, it’s getting laborious, that’s for certain. After previewing the Big Ten , Big 12 and SEC , the ACC is in the season preview spotlight...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 12 months ago 13,257 reads 53 comments

  24. Will College Football Teams Stop Allowing Players to Sign Autographs?

    The question is simple, but the answer is anything but. Will college football teams stop allowing players to sign autographs? It isn’t a cut-and-dried yes or no—and ...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 12 months ago 28,939 reads 22 comments

  25. SEC Football: Predictions, Analysis and Out-There Assessments for 2013

    Do you have SEC fatigue? Are you tired of listening to the endless chants and praises for the nation’s dominant conference? Is your name Bob Stoops ? If you answered yes to any of these questions, the following preview might not be for you...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 12 months ago 67,317 reads 272 comments