Iowa State's Joel Lanning

Iowa State’s Joel Lanning is A Unique ‘Slash’ Performer

FRISCO, Texas - The slash, the angled line found at the far right of the bottom row of your QUERTY keyboard, is not recognized as one of the 14 official punctuation marks. It is commonly used to separate alternatives. When you find a slash on a college football roster, it's typically used for players with…

Wrong NBA Draft Takes of Yesteryear

Each NBA draft brings with it a tidal wave of speculation, assertions and #TAKES of all shapes and sizes. The 2017 edition of this annual event is just a day away, and perhaps this year more than ever, the deluge of opinions has been overwhelming. Is an athletically gifted talent from a 2-16 Pac-12 team…

College Gameday Is Comin’ To Your City — Or Not

It might not feel like it in these early summer days, but college football will be back sooner than you think. With that, comes all the traditions, and that includes ESPN's College Gameday. Yes, Gameday has become a staple for the college football season. Every Saturday for three months, we get the tradition of watching…

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…