Cutting Amateur Players Is Hypocritical Business

Cutting Amateur Players Is Hypocritical Business

The great Transfer Epidemic of 2015, and 2016, and 2017, and so on, is always a huge talking point in college basketball. With how some power program coaches handle cutting talent, however, that goes mostly without attention or the hoopla. The latter isn’t nearly as sexy as discuss, as it isn’t nearly as big with…

Ranking The ACC-Big Ten Challenge Games for 2017

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…

Saturday Six-Pack, Thursday Edition: Opening Night Picks

Saturday Six-Pack, Thursday Edition: Opening Night Picks

The time is upon us: Opening Night 2016. College football is back! ...OK, college football's been back for a little less than a week now, with Cal-Hawaii and Charleston Southern-North Dakota State kicking off the season last weekend. But, for all intents and purposes, college football is REALLY back Thursday! Opening Night isn't as loaded…

College Football Countdown: No. 86 Earl Faison

College Football Countdown: No. 86 Earl Faison

In 1958, Indiana Hoosier Earl Faison scored a touchdown that, had it occurred today, would have sent social media into a frenzy. After blocking a Michigan State field-goal attempt, Faison scooped up the ball and went 92 yards to pay dirt for the Hoosiers' first defeat of Sparty in nine years. Back then, his scamper…

In Honor of the Cubs: Greatest Droughts in College Football

In Honor of the Cubs: Greatest Droughts in College Football

Baseball season is right around the corner, with pitchers and catchers reporting to Spring Training camps in the coming week. Growing up a fan of the Chicago Cubs, springtime usually brings with it irrational exuberance, followed by almost immediate disappointment. But after a surprise run to the NLCS last autumn, I have realistic hope the…

Bowl Preview Bonanza Part III: Bowl Season Is Rolling

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…

B1G Insanity: Michigan Ending and Rutgers Rally

B1G Insanity: Michigan Ending and Rutgers Rally

A pair of Big Ten games, concluding within minutes of each other, featured two of the wildest finishes of this or any recent season. If you somehow missed the conclusion to Michigan-Michigan State, here it is. This ending may never be replicated. The end of #MSUvsMICH. Insanity. Sparty. pic.twitter.com/oXlInorvSV— Stephen Nelson (@Stephen__Nelson) October 17, 2015…

Week 5 Saturday Six-Pack: Conference Play Heats Up

Week 5 Saturday Six-Pack: Conference Play Heats Up

Conference season kicking into full gear across the nation means nothing but loaded Saturdays for the next nine weeks; well, at least until the week before Thanksgiving. Thanks, SEC. Week 5 ushers in October, the meat of the college football season, with some tasty offerings from early conference play. Four of the Power Five conferences…

Bring College Gameday to Indiana!

Bring College Gameday to Indiana!

Indiana football is 3-0, and could move to 4-0 this week when it faces Wake Forest. The Hoosiers shouldn't overlook the Demon Deacons -- this is a heated and historic rivalry game after all, and anything can happen in a rivalry. But, should Indiana go to 4-0, ESPN has but one logical decision to make:…