LAS VEGAS - One sentence uttered at Mountain West media days may best crystallize popular sentiment for College Football Playoff expansion. “All we want is a chance.” That’s how San Diego State head coach Rocky Long summarized the Mountain West’s place in the college football landscape, and Long said the only way it or any […]
It’s just early June, but the release of the 2015 season’s New Year’s Six Kickoff times on Tuesday should give you a jump-start on planning your holiday. The Peach Bowl gets the New Year’s Six started for a second consecutive season, while coming campaign’s College Football Playoff semifinals are slated for Dec. 31 to accommodate […]
UAB president Ray Watts is college football’s Public Enemy No. 1, even after Monday’s announced reinstatement of the Blazer program. But the Blazers commanded national headlines for the last six months, which UAB never had before. With a flood of attention from national media came a commensurate outpouring of support from UAB fans and potential […]
Nine cities are in the mix to host the College Football Playoff championship round between 2018 and 2020, Dan Wolken of USA Today reports. Houston (NRG Stadium) and Santa Clara, California (Levi’s Stadium) bid for all three years, while Atlanta and Miami (2018 and 2019), Charlotte and Detroit (2019), and Minneapolis, New Orleans and San […]
Florida State and Alabama head coaches Jimbo Fisher and Nick Saban carry plenty of clout, boasting five national championships between them. Each used his particular podium last week to express concerns with college football’s new system, as The Student Section’s Allen Kenney breaks down. While both Nick Saban and Jimbo Fisher’s lamentations could be dismissed […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
The introduction of the first College Football Playoff and its four-team format was sure to spawn comparisons to college sports’ other four-team spectacle, basketball’s Final Four. Remove preference of football or basketball from the equation. Based purely on the ethos of each spectacle, which is superior? This year marks the first time fans can debate […]
America’s love affair with football has the game’s decision-makers seeing dollar signs. That’s not a good thing, argues W. Scott Bailey, particularly in the case of Texas ticket prices for 2015. For San Antonio Business Journal, Bailey writes that the six-percent increase, coupled with more restrictive rules on reselling, puts college football on “a dangerous […]
Playoffs have a way of establishing legends. The College Football Playoff is all of one installment in, and has a Joe Montana in the 1989 NFL Playoffs, a Reggie Jackson 1977 World Series, a Magic Johnson 1980 Finals thanks to Ezekiel Elliott. “A monster,” is how Urban Meyer described Elliott in Monday’s postgame press conference, […]
It’s been nearly five months since the 2014 college football season kicked off, and tonight’s Oregon-Ohio State matchup culminates the sport’s first campaign with a playoff. The inaugural College Football Playoff generated so much interest, the question “Who Ya Got?” lingered over damn near everything that transpired this autumn. And with the field of 128 […]
For proof of the theory of evolution, look no further than Oregon football. The Ducks will play Ohio State for the first College Football Playoff championship tonight, as well as the first championship in program history. Reaching this point is the culmination of a constantly changing dynamic, whether modernizing the offense or improving strength on […]
Florida State’s 59-20 blowout loss to Oregon in the College Football Playoff semifinal shows that it belonged in the Top 4 as much as Bill Gates at an Apple convention—and that an undefeated regular season, even for a Power Five program, shouldn’t mean an automatic playoff berth.
When Marcus Mariota and Jameis Winston take the field on January 1 in the Rose Bowl for a first-round matchup of the first College Football Playoff, history will be made; it will be only the fourth time in NCAA history that two players who have already won the Heisman will face each other.