Ranking The ACC-Big Ten Challenge Games for 2017

In a series pairing two of college basketball's deepest conferences, it's impossible to not feature at least a few quality matchups. Nevertheless, the games for the 2017 ACC-Big Ten Challenge, announced Thursday, missed some golden opportunities for marquee contests. The ACC-Big Ten Challenge occupies an important date on the college basketball calendar. The season's a…

Rating The Watchability of ESPN’s Week 1 Schedule

ESPN released its Week 1 broadcast schedule on this, the 100-day mark until the first full weekend of college football. Thursday's release does not cover the network's entire Week 1 plan -- ESPN 2, ESPNU and SEC Network games remain TBD -- but the full slate of contests on the main ESPN and ABC are…

The Cumberland College Rout, 100 Years Later

Most college football fans know the names of various small-school programs: Div. III UChicago was an early banner-carrier for the Big Ten, produced the first Heisman Trophy winner, and competed for championships in the game's early days. Sewanee, also Div. III, was a charter member of the SEC. NAIA Cumberland's similarly known today, though it's…

Week 1 Saturday 6-Pack Part 1: From Dublin to Lambeau

Already declared the greatest opening Saturday in college football history, Week 1 deserves a picks column befitting the occasion. In this case, however, a singular column simply isn't befitting the occasion. Standard fare here at CFB Huddle is to examine the weekend's six best games in a six-pack format. Last year's Week 1 also featured…

Talk Me Out of Georgia Tech in the ACC Coastal

The ACC Coastal looks to be wide-open in 2016, as it has been pretty much any season since Virginia Tech's reign of dominance ended a half-decade ago. The division's sent a different representative each of the last three seasons, and on paper, six of the ACC Coastal's seven teams could realistically advance to Charlotte for…

Heisman Top 10: Ranking ACC Heisman Candidates

CFB Huddle chronicled the Heisman Trophy race last season with the Heisman Top 10, a weekly forecast of voter leanings. This season, I'm taking it a step further with a look at the conferences, starting with the ACC Heisman contenders for 2016. Projecting the field in the preseason relies considerably on the previous year's production…

The Rock Says It’s All About The U

CFB Huddle sends happy birthday wishes to Hollywood star, seven-time WWE Champion and Miami Hurricane Dwayne Johnson -- also known as The Rock. Last month ahead of Wrestlemania XXXII, I wrote about the long history of college football standouts transitioning into professional wrestling, which began with Bronko Nagurski. Of the many college gridiron players to…