Rating The Watchability of ESPN’s Week 1 Schedule

ESPN released its Week 1 broadcast schedule on this, the 100-day mark until the first full weekend of college football. Thursday's release does not cover the network's entire Week 1 plan -- ESPN 2, ESPNU and SEC Network games remain TBD -- but the full slate of contests on the main ESPN and ABC are…

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

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

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

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…

Appalachian State-Miami Quick Sellout A Win for G-5

The Appalachian State-Miami game slated for Sept. 17 sold out its ticket allotment faster than scalpers could scoop up Adele seats last December. Thanks for ruining the Christmas gift I had planned for my wife, jerks. Anyway, the one-hour window in which fans snapped up seats for the Hurricanes' historic visit to Kidd Brewer Stadium…

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…