Utah GoFundMe Has Fun at Bronco Mendenhall’s Expense

by An intrepid Utah Utes fan set up a GoFundMe page to raise $15,300 to have “UTAH” signage installed on Rice-Eccels Stadium’s north fieldhouse. In just 18 hours, the Utah GoFundMe project has raised almost $7,000 (as of this writing). It’s not so much the page itself that piqued my interest, however, as it is […]


Greg Bryant’s Suspension and Notre Dame’s Identity

by Running back Greg Bryant is nixed for Notre Dame’s 2015 season, Irish Illustrated first reported Tuesday. Bryant’s academic ineligibility is the latest in a string of high-profile classroom issues for the Fighting Irish, further demonstrating the tenuous relationship that exists between big-time football and top-level academics. Notre Dame is regarded as one of the […]


The Moral of Sark’s Supposed “Shot at Oregon”

by USC head coach Steve Sarkisian made a comment at Friday’s session of Pac-12 media days about emphasizing the Trojans’ tradition in recruiting, adding “we’re not going to take the field in 13 different uniforms in 13 games this year.” At least one interpretation of Sark’s comment set off the predictable avalanche of headlines and […]


Utah RB Devontae Booker Embraces Role Model Status

by Devontae Booker’s breakout 2014 season provided momentum the Sacramento-area native could have ridden into last spring’s NFL draft. Instead, Booker’s back in a Utah uniform for a 2015 season in which he’s a Heisman Trophy candidate. But Booker said Friday at Pac-12 media days his primary motivation for coming back to Utah wasn’t chasing […]


Aug. 3 News: A Reasonable SEC Schedule Plan

by The eight-game SEC schedule has been a point of contention throughout the college football, both internally and with other conferences. In seeking some level of uniformity in scheduling for College Football Playoff purposes, Tony Barnhart offers up the most logical proposal to appease most parties. My proposed SEC scheduling model: 9 conf. game, 1 […]


Utah State Aggie Bobby Wagner Is NFL’s Highest-Paid LB

by Linebacker Bobby Wagner is rumored to have signed a $43 million contract extension with the Seattle Seahawks late Saturday, which makes him the NFL’s highest-paid player at his position. Not a bad deal for a former 2-star recruit. Bobby Wagner landed at Utah State from Colony High School in Ontario, California, where he garnered […]


Hashtags to Join #Pac12AfterDark in 2015

by Pac-12 Networks president Lydia Murphy-Stephans shouted out the popular College Football Twitter hashtag #Pac12AfterDark in her annual address at Pac-12 media days Friday. #Pac12AfterDark helped build national attention for the conference and became something of an identifying slogan for the league in its historic campaign. The University of Arizona athletic department jumped on the […]


Devontae Booker: Michigan Is “No Cupcake”

by BURBANK, California – Utah’s 2015 season opener ranks among the program’s biggest games of the last half-decade, if not longer, with Michigan visiting Rice-Eccles Stadium for the beginning of the Jim Harbaugh Era. Michigan’s hire of the Wolverine alum, former Orange Bowl champion and Super Bowl participant and all-around fiery character was perhaps the […]


Georgia and Georgia Tech Are Underrated Heading into 2015

by Rivals Georgia and Georgia Tech prepare for the 2015 season with standout offensive weapons, stout offensive lines and defensive talent. The Bulldogs in particular have one of the nation’s best linebacker groups, and Tech’s defense should be improved over last year’s, which allowed 25.7 points per game. Neither Georgia nor Georgia Tech is entirely […]