Keyshawn Johnson Jr. A Perfect Fit for Mike Riley

Keyshawn Johnson Jr. committed to Nebraska Wednesday, in a video produced by Bleacher Report. Keyshawn Johnson Jr. has always followed in his dad's footsteps, but will he blaze his own path now? #TheCommitmenthttps://t.co/CqiATXFPhW — Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) March 23, 2016 Johnson’s commitment accentuates a strength of Cornhusker head coach Mike Riley, which looked like one […]


Lovie Smith Would Bring Illinois A New Kind of Attention

If rumors of new Illinois athletic director Josh Whitman hiring Lovie Smith to head the Illini football program prove true, Whitman’s already accomplished something one day on the job no one else has in eight years. He has the nation talking about Illinois football for football reasons. Illinois garnered plenty of national headlines before Saturday’s […]


The Greatest Droughts in College Football

Baseball season is right around the corner, with pitchers and catchers reporting to Spring Training camps in the coming week. Growing up a fan of the Chicago Cubs, springtime usually brings with it irrational exuberance, followed by almost immediate disappointment. But after a surprise run to the NLCS last autumn, I have realistic hope the […]


The Best of National Signing Day 2016

Outstanding letters of intent aside, National Signing Day 2016 nears its conclusion. Feel free to take a breath and give your index finger a break after it spent the last few hours furiously hitting F-5. National Signing Day 2016 brought college football recruiting to a whole new level of spectacle, between Bleacher Report’s increasingly elaborate […]


Michigan Recruiting Squares with Host Jim Harbaugh

Hello, and welcome to Michigan Recruiting Squares, the game where nine celebrities help 4-and-5-star prospects sign their national letters of intent to the Wolverines! I’m your host, Jim Harbaugh. Let’s meet the board of celebrities. First up, he’s the man with as many titles reigns as Alabama football — though fewer of his are disputed […]


Wisconsin Football’s Low-Key Identity Has Playoff Potential

Exasperated doesn’t quite describe Wisconsin linebacker Jack Cichy’s reaction to the three sacks on three consecutive plays he accrued in the Badgers’ 23-21 defeat of USC at last month’s Holiday Bowl. “Honestly, this year was my second sack even through high school,” a smiling Cichy said on the field of Qualcomm Stadium. “It was awesome. […]


Bowl Preview Bonanza Part IV: Beginning of The End

The proliferation of bowl games that facilitated 5-7 postseason participants (2-0, suckers!) accelerated in the last five years. However, it began with a creep at the turn of the millennium. Before various pre-Christmas bowls surfaced in the early 2000s, this week between Dec. 25 and Jan. 1 was the appetizer ahead of the New Year’s […]