Saturday Six-Pack Week 3: Top 25 Throw-Down

Saturday Six-Pack Week 3: Top 25 Throw-Down

Week 3 in the 2016 college football season takes us to Munich, Germany, for this installment of the Saturday Six-Pack. Why? Because a loaded smorgasbord on the gridiron here in the States coincides with the first day of the Oktoberfest celebration. More on that in the Six-Pack later. First, we feast on a Week 3…

Appalachian State Could Be A Group of Five Heavyweight

Appalachian State Could Be A Group of Five Heavyweight

Just two years removed from the Football Championship Subdivision, which Appalachian State dominated for the second half of the 2000s, the Mountaineers treated the Sun Belt similarly. Last season's Sun Belt Conference championship was no aberration. While Appalachian State missed opportunities to score one of the biggest wins in program history -- on the nine-year…

Butch Jones, Tennessee Doubters Have Added Ammo

Butch Jones, Tennessee Doubters Have Added Ammo

For Tennessee — and more specifically for head Butch Jones — it has to be better. It should be better. It had better be better. The No. 9-ranked Volunteers hung on to beat Appalachian State 20-13 in overtime, scoring 17 consecutive points after a 13-3 halftime deficit. Impressive to blank the Mountaineers after going down…

Saturday Six-Pack, Thursday Edition: Opening Night Picks

Saturday Six-Pack, Thursday Edition: Opening Night Picks

The time is upon us: Opening Night 2016. College football is back! ...OK, college football's been back for a little less than a week now, with Cal-Hawaii and Charleston Southern-North Dakota State kicking off the season last weekend. But, for all intents and purposes, college football is REALLY back Thursday! Opening Night isn't as loaded…

Can A Wave of Success Carry Coastal Carolina into FBS Unknown?

Can A Wave of Success Carry Coastal Carolina into FBS Unknown?

Good times are rolling for Coastal Carolina athletics. Chanticleer baseball has long been high quality, but stuck in Joe Flacco territory -- no one would call it elite. That's changed over a few weeks this summer, with Coastal Carolina advancing to the first College World Series in program history, and Saturday, beating TCU for a…

Thursday Night Football Features Outstanding Trio

Thursday Night Football Features Outstanding Trio

The Thursday night football offering this week is perhaps the best since a loaded Week 1. On tap: a classic trap game; a possible de facto conference championship game; and a surprising upstart facing a one-time favorite now on the brink. Undefeated Temple kicks off Thursday night football, and I have just one thing to…

No First Place Votes for Appalachian State in Sun Belt Poll

No First Place Votes for Appalachian State in Sun Belt Poll

The Sun Belt Conference revealed its preseason poll Friday, and defending champion Georgia Southern edged perennial contender Louisiana-Lafayette for top billing. No surprise there, but the lack of first-place votes for Appalachian State? Here it is! The 2015 @SunBelt football preseason poll. #FunBelt pic.twitter.com/PPb7kpAk8i— Sun Belt Conference (@SunBelt) July 17, 2015 The Mountaineers are tabbed fourth…