100 Things to Follow in College Basketball 2017-18, 1-10

Today marks 100 days until the tipoff of the 2017-18 college basketball season. If you have made it this far, you deserve a can of Coke and hearty pat on the back, as the offseason is more than halfway complete. To commemorate this milestone in the arduous march back to basketball, The Open Man offers…

Observations from Post-NBA Draft Deadline Top 25 Rankings

College basketball rosters for the 2017-'18 season are mostly set following last week's NBA draft deadline. With that offseason milestone, we have a more clear picture of what to anticipate come autumn -- certainly more so than in April, when I compiled my initial Top 25 for Athlon Sports. I'll have an updated Top 25…

Week 1 Saturday 6-Pack Part 1: From Dublin to Lambeau

Already declared the greatest opening Saturday in college football history, Week 1 deserves a picks column befitting the occasion. In this case, however, a singular column simply isn't befitting the occasion. Standard fare here at CFB Huddle is to examine the weekend's six best games in a six-pack format. Last year's Week 1 also featured…

For The SEC, Winter Is Here

Whether you love or hate the SEC, you have to admit the last decade has been very, very good for the conference from a football perspective. But all things must end. We’re on the cusp of seeing the SEC’s dominance cycle out for a while. For just how long is the great unknown, but a…

College Football Countdown: No. 83 Kellen Winslow

Kellen Winslow Sr. changed football dramatically, or at least help establish a direction for the game, in his senior season at Missouri. A tight end two-to-three decades ahead of his time, Winslow set the standard for pass-catchers at the position. Stars like Miami's Jeremy Shockey and his son, Kellen Winslow II; UCLA's Marcedes Lewis; Arizona's…

Is The Big 12 Conference Salvageable?

How close the Big 12 Conference was to full implosion six years ago this month, the world may never truly know. So many conflicting accounts surfaced at the time, and still leak out today, it's difficult to parse reality from fiction. Colorado was the first to go, leaving for the former Pac-10 on the 10th.…

Cobra, Von Miller and Other SEC Legends

Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller's Super Bowl 50 MVP is now to college football what 1986 train-wreck Cobra is to cinema. The dreadful Sylvester Stallone actioneer was loosely based off a novel by Paula Gosling entitled Fair Game. Upon Cobra's release, Warner Books wanted the book rereleased to capitalize on the film's box office success.…