FCS Showcase Week 1

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

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?

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

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…

Sept. 1 News: Sun Belt Expands with Coastal Carolina

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…

Aug. 29 News: College Football Recruits Shine on Prep Friday

Aug. 29 News: College Football Recruits Shine on Prep Friday

It may still be summer, but Friday night made it feel an awful lot like autumn. High school football kicked off around the nation, and plenty of top college football recruits were in action. Sam Bruce throwing up #TheU after his 2nd TD pic.twitter.com/Hoh59RRCqw— StateOfTheU.com (@TheStateOfTheU) August 29, 2015 They're playing for their high schools,…

ESPN Showcasing Liberty-Coastal Carolina on A Thursday Night

ESPN Showcasing Liberty-Coastal Carolina on A Thursday Night

The regular season-concluding Liberty-Coastal Carolina is getting national broadcast treatment from ESPN. Coastal Carolina announced Wednesday via its official website that the finale, originally scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 21, is moving to Thursday, Nov. 19, to be showcased on ESPNNews. From the official statement: “We are thrilled to showcase one of the most important FCS…

July 24 News: A Braxton Miller Roundup

July 24 News: A Braxton Miller Roundup

Sports Illustrated's Pete Thamel reported Thursday night Ohio State's Braxton Miller will make the move from quarterback to wide receiver. The transition was an oft-discussed rumor this offseason as it become more clear Miller would not transfer, but only now is there something substantial to support the idea. Well, somewhat substantial. Though Braxton Miller told…

FCS Playoffs Quarterfinals Primer

FCS Playoffs Quarterfinals Primer

Are you feeling melancholy wash over you with the arrival of a college football-free weekend? Well cheer up, because the FCS Playoffs are afoot, which means your Saturday schedule isn't yet cleared. In fact, quarterfinals action kicks off tonight with the No. 1 overall seed. Represented among the final eight are every national championship-winning program…