Since his hire in December 2011, Arizona State head coach Todd Graham has touted building the program toward to its future while honoring its history. No one goes back further into Sun Devil — or Bulldog — history than 100-year-old Louis “Greg” Rappaport, and ESPN.com’s Kevin Gemmell chronicled Rappaport’s centennial anniversary, which included receiving a […]
Derrick Rose banked a game-winning 3-pointer, under duress, to sink the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 3 of the Chicago Bulls’ Eastern Conference semifinal series. Bank three at the buzzer to put CHI up 2-1…CASUAL. Derrick Rose might have just hit the biggest shot of his career. http://t.co/R0auMr5PWM — NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) May 9, 2015 […]
Conference meetings are afoot in Phoenix for both the Big 12 and Pac-12. For the former, this offseason is one of potentially pivotal decisions after its co-champions were both left out of the College Football Playoff. Big 12 Conference commissioner Bob Bowlsby announced Wednesday that the league won’t make a hasty decision. Per George Schroeder […]
This week’s College Football Playoff meetings in North Texas went so smoothly, the committee and conference commissioner wrapped up a day ahead of schedule. Not everything was resolved: the Big 12 still has no clear-cut answer as to how a conference championship game would impact its Playoff standing, nor if a championship with just 10 […]
Texas head coach Charlie Strong couldn’t get a shot as a head coach for years, despite being one of the nation’s best defensive coordinators at Florida. A successful stint at Louisville turned into the head coaching at Texas, a huge opportunity for Charlie Strong and a major milestone for black coaches. As he told Matt […]
College Football Playoff expansion will not be among the high-priority topics discussed this week, when the committee meets in North Texas. So reports ESPN.com’s Andrea Adelson, who quotes ACC commissioner John Swofford as expressing a change of heart from last year. “Four is where we should be at this point,” Swofford told Adelson. “I made […]
Baylor lost out on a College Football Playoff invitation by the narrowest of margins last season, despite Bears head coach Art Briles’ protests after the regular-season finale. One can point to any number of theories as to why Art Briles’ Baylor Bears were bypassed by Big Ten and eventual national champion Ohio State: the Big […]
Your brain could probably stand a break from college basketball for a moment. What better way to exhale from March Madness than reading on the triple-option, Shawn Oakman, breakout Pac-12 players and more? Oh, so much more, in fact. Friday Q&A is picking up momentum in its third week. Yes, I know how much most […]
ESPN.com’s Brett McMurphy reported Thursday that the SEC plans to give Army, Notre Dame and BYU power conference designation. Notre Dame comes as no surprise, considering the Fighting Irish enjoy such distinction for the sake of the College Football Playoff. However, the addition of BYU is a deviation from the league’s stance a year ago. […]
I have often heard and read this particular Thursday and Friday of March described as the best sports days of the year. I’m hard-pressed to disagree. But, as someone whose love of college football and college basketball are about on equal footing, I get the same joy from a stacked college football Saturday that I […]
Block out your evening and prepare yourself for a night of college basketball binge watching. The end of college football season typically rolls right over into the meat of college basketball’s conference play, and this week’s lineup of games certainly proves that. Iowa State-Baylor is the only Wednesday night affair featuring two Top 25 teams, […]
The worm has turned in the Big 12. With its 48-14 blowout loss Saturday to Baylor—at home, no less—Oklahoma is completely eliminated from conference contention. That makes 2014 the fourth consecutive season in which neither Texas nor Oklahoma wins an outright Big 12 championship.
We’re just a fortnight removed from one of the most chaotic weekends of college football in recent memory and many of us are still catching our breath. Best get your second wind soon, because Week 8 has the potential of turning the landscape on its head once again.
Texas A&M head coach Kevin Sumlin named sophomore Kenny Hill the Aggies’ Week 1 starting quarterback, a role following one tough act to match.
The debate over which is the best college football conference takes fans to some ridiculous places. Honks for certain conferences tout such mind-numbing things as television revenue to declare their league’s superiority.