An Unlikely National Championship Contender in 2016?

CampusInsider.com's Pete Fiutak spotlighted an intriguing national championship contender Thursday. Wait until the conclusion of the video for a very quick but meaningful assessment. Just how bold an evaluation is Fiutak's of Fordham as national championship material? Consider the conference in which the Rams play, the Patriot League, only began awarding scholarships in 2013 --…

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…

Aug. 5 News: SEC West Faces Crossroads in 2015

The very first line of Matt Hinton's Grantland column on the state of college football -- specifically, the state of the SEC West, which has made itself synonymous with college football -- nicely crystallizes the place in which the division now finds itself: One of the most satisfying aspects of the first year of the…

Preseason STATS FCS All-American Team Released; Heavy on Missouri Valley Representation

Coming off a 2014 season in which the national championship game featured two members of the Missouri Valley Football Conference -- Illinois State and four-time reigning champion North Dakota State -- small wonder the preseason STATS FCS All-American is heavy on MVFC representation. Five 1st Team FCS All-American nominees hail from the Missouri Valley: Illinois…