Rethinking How Sports Media Covers Topics Like Baylor, Tennessee

Unsavory news emanating from the Baylor and Tennessee football programs recently is certainly unnerving, but unfortunately nothing new. Sports journalists have had to leave their posts in the Toy Department to report on matters much weightier than box scores for years. My first introduction to a more troubling side of the world colliding with the […]


What Alabama Represents For USC

Alabama football means different things to different audiences: rivals. SEC champion. National champion. Perennial power. College football’s standard bearer. To those within the USC football program, Alabama means something else for the next 4.5 months. “It is a special game. We all know that. We look forward to the opportunity,” head coach Clay Helton said […]


Happy Jackie Robinson Day

Jackie Robinson blazed a trail not only in sports, but for all of American society when he took his first at-bat with the Brooklyn Dodgers 69 years ago. Robinson ranks among the greatest baseball players of all-time, but his exploits as a member of four different teams at UCLA are still celebrated today. He played […]


#TBT: Pat Haden to Lynn Swann

Pat Haden has experience passing things off to Lynn Swann. USC’s outgoing athletic director Haden quarterbacked the Trojans in 1973, the same year Lynn Swann capped his college career with an All-America performance. 714 of Haden’s 1,832 yards when to Swann that season, and nearly half of his touchdown passes — 6-of-13 — Swann caught. […]


Q&A: Worst Uniform Ever

CFB Huddle Q&A returns with a bang. Big kudos to this week’s respondents, who served up some fun questions, starting with the worst uniform in sports history. From worst to best, Q&A also takes on the best sequels in film history, and gets a little bit more into the David Shaw satellite camp comments. If […]


Satellite Camp Ban Hurts Recruits and Programs

The NCAA-ratified satellite camp ban, announced Friday, hurts college football’s programs that stand to benefit the most. Jim Harbaugh may have to wear his shirt more as a result of the satellite camp ban, but Michigan will soldier on. Harbaugh’s NFL resume and unorthodox yet winning ways combine with the Wolverines’ historical prominence to ensure […]


5 For Friday: Harbaugh Not The First to Bring Hate to Rivalries

Jim Harbaugh’s latest target of Twitter derision surpassed the barbs lobbed when SEC coaches criticized Michigan’s satellite camps. But when Harbaugh responded to misinterpreted comments Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith made regarding the Wolverines’ spring break trip to Florida, the head Michigan Man’s retort went beyond playful pot-stirring. Harbaugh got personal and mean when […]


Q&A: Quarterback Competitions; Best Video Games

Quarterback competitions dominate springtime around college football. Though few quarterback competitions are decided until August — at least publicly — these are the stories that most intrigue fans and media during these 15-practice allotments. This week’s CFB Huddle Q&A fittingly opens with a question on quarterback competitions. Let’s get to it — but first, mandatory […]


Quandre Diggs vs. Mike Gundy vs. LHN

Quandre Diggs subtweeted Mike Gundy, and all of Oklahoma State athletics. Welcome to the offseason. The actual tweet is embedded below, though a screenshot is included in case the original mysterious disappears. We can go to whatever conference we want, but them on the other hand… https://t.co/pTMYzvet16 — Quandre Diggs (@qdiggs6) March 22, 2016 CFB […]


NCAA Tournament Teams Suited for College Football

Every March, the NCAA Tournament attracts casual fans whose sports interest typically resides elsewhere for the other 11 months of the year. For college football fans, some of the teams that made the 2016 NCAA Tournament might seem foreign. This year’s Field of 68 featured 14 universities with Football Championship Subdivision programs, including 2015 FCS […]


ACC Basketball Fans Fill Finebaum Airtime

ACC basketball’s NCAA Tournament success, sending six teams to the Sweet 16, has fans of the conference swelling with pride. ACC basketball boasts success similar to SEC football, but the former’s collective fan base doesn’t have the same reputation. Perhaps all ACC basketball die-hards need is the forum. College football is in a dead period, […]