Week 3 FCS Showcase: Northern Iowa Visits Eastern Washington

FCS offered up a loaded Week 2 on paper, and it delivered on the field. The Game of the Week -- Eastern Washington's visit to North Dakota State -- was every bit as good as advertised, going into overtime with the host Bison escaping on a touchdown run. Despite the heart-break, Beau Baldwin has to…

FCS Showcase Week 1

Enjoyed the FCS Kickoff last Saturday? Great! There's plenty more where that come from. Lost among all the talk of BEST WEEKEND EVER! emanating from the Worldwide Leader is that the Week 1 offering from the Championship Subdivision is quite impressive in its own right. The opening weekend FCS slate features Playoff contenders in nonconference…

Game Balls: Happy Canada Day

Another happy Friday to you all, a pleasant July, and a merry Canada Day to our neighbors up north. Much like America's own Independence Day, Canada Day celebrates the nation's gradual departure from the British Empire with the ratification of the 1867 Constitution Act. See, before England craved isolationism, it sought to unify the world…

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…

A Dream for Big 12, Championship Game Deregulation

The NCAA announced Wednesday, via the DI Council conference championship deregulation. The decision effectively opening the door for the Big 12 and Sun Belt to host title games without expansion. Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby immediately followed the NCAA's announcement with a statement of his own, reassuring opponents of a potential championship game after the…

Four Downs on Week 9: End-of-Game Madness, Playoff Upheaval

I love this sport. It never ceases to amaze me how just about every Saturday in the fall, I'm left incredulous by at least one moment, game or performance. So much of the residual activity surrounding college football is exhausting. Some NCAA regulations are archaic, the modern concept of amateurism evolves at a glacial pace…

Sept. 1 News: Sun Belt Expands with Coastal Carolina

So much for my bright idea of the winner of November's Coastal Carolina-Liberty game earning a spot in the Sun Belt. While that remains a biggie for FCS purposes, likely serving as the de facto Big South Conference championship game, Coastal Carolina is bound for the Sun Belt regardless. Coastal Carolina will join Sun Belt…