Archaic NCAA Recruiting Rules Need Revisiting

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- The NCAA-mandated “quiet” period for recruiting was anything but at the University of Virginia last week. Visitors rotated in and out of the Cavaliers basketball offices, laughing and glad handing, but Tony Bennett and his staff had to be careful not to be caught outside for too long, lest they be accused…

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…

National Whiparound Week 11: Pitt Pounces on Clemson

Week 11 provided yet another eventful weekend in college football -- including several big upsets that are sure to cause a major shakeup in the College Football Playoff rankings. Three top-4 teams -- No. 2 Clemson, No. 3 Michigan and No. 4 Washington -- were all defeated for the first time all season. That will make…

Heisman Top 10: Big Ten Heisman Contenders in 2016

The 2016 season marks the 10-year anniversary of the last Big Ten Heisman recipient. Ohio State quarterback Troy Smith won the 2006 edition of the award in a landslide, beating out Arkansas running back Darren McFadden 2,540 votes to 878. It stood as the Big Ten's biggest rout of the SEC all the way until…

Q&A: A Sopranos Head Coach for Rutgers; Best IC Champs

HBO grew into the hub for critically acclaimed, mature TV it is today thanks to one series: The Sopranos. With all due respect to OZ -- or Dream On or Spawn, if those were your sorta thing -- The Sopranos was the first series that made HBO must-subscribe television. This week's edition of CFB Huddle…

Iowa Football A Picture of Stability in Changing Landscape

Iowa football collectively is an old soul within a sport that puts considerable emphasis on new: new schemes, new facilities, new uniforms, new coaching staffs. The Hawkeyes' embrace of tradition -- from uniforms to style of play -- leaves Iowa football overlooked. Doubted. And, despite a program-best 12-win finish to the 2015 season and appearing…

4th and 25 Changed The Football Landscape

4th and 25. Those who follow the SEC need no elaboration, particularly Arkansas or Ole Miss fans. However, the wildest play of the 2015 season should hold equal significance for supporters of Alabama, Clemson, Michigan State, Iowa, Ohio State...basically, any team directly impacted by the resulting outcome. The Razorbacks' 4th and 25 hook-and-lateral play immediately…