There Is No Meaningless Bowl Game

On either side of BYU head coach Kalani Sitake sat mud-soaked players, fresh off a 24-21 win over Wyoming in the Poinsettia Bowl. "The win is all them. They're the ones [who] are dirty," Sitake said. "I'm only dirty because they hugged me and they dumped Powerade on me." Running back Jamaal Williams joked, had…

Eastern Michigan Football An Unlikely Crossroads for Sports, Society

Ypsilanti might be an ironic epicenter for football to be at the crossroads of college athletic economics and the increasingly contentious discussion of police brutality. After all, Eastern Michigan's enjoyed a winning season just once in the last 28 years, and failed to win more than four games 26 times over the same span. Hot-button…

Greg Bryant, Like Too Many Young Men, Deserved Better

Greg Bryant's life shouldn't be remembered for the way it ended. The young man who family members told Associated Press reporter Terry Spencer always smiled should be remembered. Bryant should be remembered for overcoming failure in pursuit of his goals. Bryant didn't give up on his NFL dream after his dismissal from Notre Dame due…

Week 9 Thursday Six-Pack: A Weekend Treat Come Early

Not since Week 1 has CFB Huddle had a Six-Pack for a Thursday slate. A six-game weeknight to open Week 9 is cause for celebration, even if it means diverting my attention from AMC's annual horror marathon, Fearfest. You'll have plenty more opportunity to catch the worthwhile installments in the Halloween franchise -- the original,…

Four Downs Week 2: Appreciating Michigan State’s Big Wins

FIRST DOWN: Appreciating Michigan State In the past 21 months, Michigan State football has wins Ohio State, Stanford, Baylor and, as of Saturday, Oregon. That's four opponents ranked no worse than No. 7. No other program can claim as many wins over teams ranked in the Top 10 at the time of their meeting in…