5 For Friday: The Best Conference Championship Games

5 For Friday: The Best Conference Championship Games

Conference Championship Week -- excuse me, "Champ Week," as ESPN has rebranded it -- is afoot and leading us directly into Selection Sunday. For college basketball junkies, it doesn't get much better than the week-and-change of tournaments played across the country. Conference tournaments have given us such memorable moments as the 2009, six-overtime classic between…

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…

Week 13 Black Friday Six-Pack: Thankful for College Football

Week 13 Black Friday Six-Pack: Thankful for College Football

Welcome to Black Friday, the unofficial inspiration for such dystopian fiction as the Mad Max series or The Purge. America's chaser for a day spent gorging itself on food is a day manically chasing discounts on products. No, you haven't stumbled upon an anti-consumerist manifesto; this special, Black Friday edition of the CFB Huddle Saturday…

Four Downs on Week 11: Football’s Frivolity Amid Tragedy

Four Downs on Week 11: Football’s Frivolity Amid Tragedy

It's rather ridiculous, the importance our society places on sports. I felt helpless as reports of the horrific terrorist attacks carried out Friday in Paris began to surface. I still do. I also couldn't shake the feeling that spending Saturday watching and writing about college football as if it anything more than a frivolous endeavor…

Northern Illinois Upset of Toledo No Surprise

Northern Illinois Upset of Toledo No Surprise

Northern Illinois handed AP No. 20/CFP No. 24 Toledo its first loss of the 2015 season, and the Rockets' sixth straight defeat in the series since 2010. In this half-decade, Toledo's been a quality program, playing in four bowl games with a fifth on the way. Northern Illinois' just been a little bit better. Tuesday's…

Aug. 24 News: Big Gain and A Big Loss for Tennessee Vols

Aug. 24 News: Big Gain and A Big Loss for Tennessee Vols

Good news came with bad news for Butch Jones' Tennessee Vols over the weekend. The good news: Tennessee picked up a commitment from Hunter Johnson, a 5-star quarterback in the 2017 recruiting class. The Brownsburg, Indiana, product told ESPN.com's Derek Tyson: "Tennessee was my first offer," Johnson said. "I've always believed in them from the…

Projecting The Group of 5 Top 10 Ahead of ’15

Projecting The Group of 5 Top 10 Ahead of ’15

The College Football Playoff introduced a new competition-within-the-competition last season, with the best of the Group of 5 jockeying for the automatic berth into one of the New Year's bowl games. The inaugural Group of 5 race went right down to the wire, and the 2015 installment promises more potential for fireworks. Click the page…

July 21 News: ACC Kickoff and Big 12 Media Days Roundups

July 21 News: ACC Kickoff and Big 12 Media Days Roundups

Preludes to the 2015 season are in full swing in Pinehurst, North Carolina, and Dallas, where the ACC Kickoff and Big 12 media days, respectively, started Monday. Heading into a pivotal season, West Virginia head coach Dana Holgorsen faces some big challenges. Holgo is known for his offensive chops, and the Mountaineers have indeed scored…

Could ESPN Budget Issues Impact College Football?

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…

CFBHuddle Group of Five All-American Team: Defense and Specialists

CFBHuddle Group of Five All-American Team: Defense and Specialists

On Monday, CFBHuddle.com unveiled its picks for the preseason Group of Five All-American team. It's the defense and special teams turn, and one thing is abundantly clear: I think highly of the defenses at Boise State, Louisiana Tech and Utah State. Not coincidentally, all three are teams capable of competing for their respective conference championships,…

CFBHuddle.com Group of Five All-American Team: Offense

CFBHuddle.com Group of Five All-American Team: Offense

A variety of publications offer their preseason All-American teams this time of year. Each has its own leanings, evident in their individual selections, but it seems that, universally, the Group of Five is neglected. Consider Colorado State's Rashard Higgins. He led the nation in almost every receiving category a season ago, yet fails to scratch…

College Football News April 21: Alvin Kamara Ready to Help UT

College Football News April 21: Alvin Kamara Ready to Help UT

Touring around college football's headlines for Tuesday, April 21, Tennessee running back Alvin Kamara is after the opportunities that he couldn't get at Alabama; the Oregon Ducks are chasing the champion they've yet to win; and a former Arizona State tight end is seeking his chance at professional sports stardom Down Under. Ducks Still Have…