America’s insatiable hunger for football is the demand. There’s no shortage of supply, with 128 programs in the Football Bowl Subdivision, and another 125 in the Championship Subdivision. However, finding distribution for the product — vis a vis, live-game telecasts — can bit a struggle. Even with more channels dedicated to sports than at any […]
ESPN announced Tuesday its 16-game slate for the annual college basketball 24-hour marathon. It’s safe to now call this an annual tradition, 2015 being its sixth year, and it’s grown to be a highlight for me as a college basketball fan. The 24-hour marathon doesn’t officially open college basketball season — there are games throughout […]
Southern Conference media day marks an unofficial kickoff to the league’s 2015 campaign, a season in which Tennessee Volunteers legend and the first BCS championship-winning head coach, Phil Fulmer, makes his return to college football. Well, Phil Fulmer’s back in college football kinda-sorta. See, the coming season marks the relaunch of East Tennessee State’s football […]
You know it’s the offseason when a topic like satellite camps becomes college football’s most hot-button issue. In fact, Nonfanatic on my column regarding Nick Saban’s “ridiculous” statement on satellite camps perfectly summarized the situation: Coaches around the SEC have been griping about the satellite camps for weeks and nobody paid any attention. Saban says […]
Drink in that pun-rich headline, but understand the sentiment is genuine: Speaking at a Crimson Caravan event, AL.com reports Nick Saban called satellite camps “ridiculous”, but Nick Saban is the one being ridiculous. Some joke Saban would win in a landslide if he ran for governor of Alabama. He’ll likely never launch a campaign, but […]
The Georgia Dome looks a whole lot different during a Georgia State Panthers game than it does on Sundays when the venue’s other tenants, the Atlanta Falcons, are playing. But the vast expanse of unfilled seats visible during the broadcast of Georgia State’s 38-37 win over Abilene Christian Wednesday represents the vast potential Georgia State […]
Q&A Day returns and, I must say, it’s quality over quantity. Dominating the college football landscape in what would otherwise be a slow time of the year are SEC media days, the annual event that seems to get longer, start earlier, and feature more absurdities every year.
Penn State and Notre Dame created quite a stir among SEC head coaches this week. The two northern programs are spreading their recruiting reach into SEC Country, as head coaches James Franklin and Brian Kelly are taking part in satellite football camps. But it’s not Franklin, Kelly or any perturbed SEC coach commanding the spotlight […]