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…

5 For Friday: Football Trick Videos

5 For Friday: Football Trick Videos

Congratulations on enduring another work week. To celebrate, enjoy some football trick videos, inspired by San Jose State quarterback Kenny Potter. San Jose State's official athletic account tweeted the following clip of Potter launching a pass from the back row of Spartan Stadium, into a trash can below. We see you @kpot_5: Drop it in…

#WellActually, Here Are The All-Bowl Team Omissions

#WellActually, Here Are The All-Bowl Team Omissions

The Associated Press did a nice job with its All-Bowl Team. Seriously! No one included on either offense or defense jumps out as an egregious selection. The AP includes highlights for each of its selections at its home site, but here's a brief snapshot: ALL-BOWL TEAM OFFENSE • QB Bram Kohlhausen, TCU • RB Leonard…

Bowl Preview Bonanza, Part II

Bowl Preview Bonanza, Part II

Opening weekend for the 2015 bowl season did not disappoint. Kenneth Dixon became college football's new touchdown king in New Orleans. One Mountain West team, San Jose State, rallied in Orlando, while another, New Mexico, fell just short in Albuquerque. Appalachian State's torrid comeback in Montgomery sealed the Mountaineers' first bowl win in program history,…

Northern Illinois Upset of Toledo No Surprise

Northern Illinois Upset of Toledo No Surprise

Northern Illinois handed AP No. 20/CFP No. 24 Toledo its first loss of the 2015 season, and the Rockets' sixth straight defeat in the series since 2010. In this half-decade, Toledo's been a quality program, playing in four bowl games with a fifth on the way. Northern Illinois' just been a little bit better. Tuesday's…

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

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,…

Thursday Night Football Features Outstanding Trio

Thursday Night Football Features Outstanding Trio

The Thursday night football offering this week is perhaps the best since a loaded Week 1. On tap: a classic trap game; a possible de facto conference championship game; and a surprising upstart facing a one-time favorite now on the brink. Undefeated Temple kicks off Thursday night football, and I have just one thing to…

Aug. 20 News: Ricky Town Eyeing Arkansas?

Aug. 20 News: Ricky Town Eyeing Arkansas?

USC transfer quarterback Ricky Town is not waiting long to scout potential destinations, per syndicated radio host Bo Mattingly. Recruiting Update: Multiple sources say USC QB transfer Ricky Town is on Arkansas campus for a visit and will be at practice tonight.— Bo Mattingly (@SportsTalkwBo) August 19, 2015 Should Town become a Razorback in time…

Best Group of Five Nonconference Games in 2015

Best Group of Five Nonconference Games in 2015

A variety of outlets are filling the 12 remaining weeks before college football season begins with countdowns of the best games, whether nonconference, intra-league or across divisions. Well, I feel pretty confident writing that in the sea of college football listicles, the following -- spotlighting the best Group of Five nonconference games in the coming…

March Madness: Finding Success in Football and Basketball

March Madness: Finding Success in Football and Basketball

You've probably heard the labels "Basketball School" and "Football School" applied to various college athletic programs. However, on the eve of March Madness 2015, an examination of the 68 teams in the NCAA Tournament and the performance of each university's football counterparts reveals that success in one can coincide with success in the other. Twenty-seven…

Florida Gators Offer Example of Both Sides of Scheduling FCS

Florida Gators Offer Example of Both Sides of Scheduling FCS

At Tuesday's SEC meeting in Destin, Florida Gators head coach Will Muschamp suggested he'd rather not schedule opponents from the Football Championship Subdivision. Per George Schroeder of USA Today: Will Muschamp says “We’re probably going to move forward without playing FCS opponents,” but said up to each SEC school to decide.— George Schroeder (@GeorgeSchroeder) May…