Heisman Top 10: Big 12 Heisman Contenders

Since the conference's formation two decades ago, the amount of Big 12 Heisman winners (5) trails only the SEC (6). However, we approach the fifth year since a Big 12 Heisman candidate last hoisted the hardware; the longest drought in the league's history. Robert Griffin III dazzled in 2011, edging two-time Stanford runner-up Andrew Luck…

The Option Offense Revival

In this season's college football record shop, the option offense is a piece of classic vinyl, unearthed from a milk crate of yesteryear's hits. Put it on the turntable, give it a spin, and a few tracks in you ask yourself, why isn't more contemporary music like this? The success of option teams this season…

October Superlatives: Trevone Boykin, Alabama Step Up

October attrition starts to whittle down college football's contenders. The legitimate competitors for conference supremacy and individual honors are revealed as schedules start tightening up. Don't be surprised when several of the CFB Huddle October Superlatives honorees are in contention for national awards by season's end -- and that includes the Heisman Trophy. Trevone Boykin…

Could ESPN Budget Issues Impact College Football?

The heavy, four-fingered-white-gloved hand of Disney Corp. is coming down hard on ESPN, to the tune of a quarter-billion dollars. Just this week, we've seen the Worldwide Leader's cost-cutting measures result in separations with Keith Olbermann and Colin Cowherd, but focus turns to where the real bulk of ESPN's budget lies: live-game broadcast rights. ESPN…

Carl Pelini Should Take the Fifth on Reported Lawsuit

I'm not a lawyer -- there are no shortage of sports bloggers who fill that niche -- but I don't think I need to pass the state bar to know Carl Pelini suing his former FAU assistant coach, Matt Edwards. Sports Illustrated's Thayer Evans first reported the defamation suit. Edwards notified administrators FAU administrators of…

Wednesday’s College Basketball Primer: Iowa State-Baylor Headlines Full Slate

Block out your evening and prepare yourself for a night of college basketball binge watching. The end of college football season typically rolls right over into the meat of college basketball's conference play, and this week's lineup of games certainly proves that. Iowa State-Baylor is the only Wednesday night affair featuring two Top 25 teams,…

College Basketball Super Sweet 16: Duke or Arizona, Who Is No. 2?

It's my privilege to welcome you to the first installment of my Super Sweet 16; and no, University Avenue has not purchased the distribution rights to that horrible, mid-2000s MTV monument to greed and teenage delusion. Though, it is worth noting, the intro of that atrocious show featured Louisville Cardinals fan Jennifer Lawrence. This particularly…