5 For Friday: The Best College Basketball Courts

Welcome to 5 For Friday: the column in which Your Humble Author ranks or highlights five of a given subject. The inaugural edition -- we'll call it "inaugural" since I haven't done one of these in a while -- received too many great suggestions to limit it to one. So while the centerpiece ranks my…

Duke Helmet Honors One of the Most Important Games Ever

Alternate uniforms rarely warrant mention in college football anymore, but the new Duke helmet, unveiled on the program's equipment staff Twitter account Thursday, is a very noteworthy exception. .@DukeFBEquipment does it again. We'll wear these Battleship Grey helmets November 5 against Virginia Tech. #DukeGang pic.twitter.com/gpiMcubnho— Duke Football (@Duke_FB) October 20, 2016 The "Battleship Grey" Duke…

ACC Basketball Fans Fill Finebaum Airtime

ACC basketball's NCAA Tournament success, sending six teams to the Sweet 16, has fans of the conference swelling with pride. ACC basketball boasts success similar to SEC football, but the former's collective fan base doesn't have the same reputation. Perhaps all ACC basketball die-hards need is the forum. College football is in a dead period,…

“Missed” Indiana Field Goal Underscores Imperfection of Review

College football's decision-makers should do with the missed Indiana field goal attempt what officials in Saturday's Pinstripe Bowl couldn't: give it a long, thorough review. The attempt, which would have sent the Hoosiers and Duke to a second overtime, was met with controversy on the field. Clips of the kick show different outcomes. Indiana's game-tying…

Bowl Preview Bonanza Part III: Bowl Season Is Rolling

Now that Christmas is past, the bowl season kicks into high-gear. For college football fans, the coming week is akin to the various post-Christmas sales retailers offer immediately after Dec. 25. For bargain-hounds, the holidays are just beginning. It's the same for football junkies, who have a deluge of games now through New Year's to…

Week 10 Saturday Six-Pack: Alabama-LSU Headlines Stellar Slate

Week 10 features arguably the best, top-to-bottom slate of any one college football Saturday yet this season, with College Football Playoff preliminary Top 4 showdown Alabama-LSU headlining. Not that the nighttime tussle in Tuscaloosa needed any additional stakes. LSU controls its destiny in the SEC West, while Alabama has been surging since losing to Ole…

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…