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…

Texas or Notre Dame: Who Bounces Back in 2017?

Texas and Notre Dame are two football programs that share company among the most elite of college football. Both boast national championships, Heisman Trophy winners, and are the only two with entire television networks dedicated to their exploits. The two also share a more dubious distinction: The almost inevitable expectations set for both are met…

Sam Houston State Is No. 1; Power Programs, Take Note

Any number of administrators and boosters from FBS power programs would be wise to pay attention to this week's Football Championship Subdivision ranking, which has Sam Houston State No. 1. Sam Houston State's been a stalwart of the FCS for the last half-decade, appearing in each of the last five Playoffs, with two national championship…

National Whiparound Week 7: Notre Dame In Trouble

Week 7 provided yet another eventful weekend in college football -- especially for sinking Notre Dame and head coach Brian Kelly. Two top-ranked teams were tested and needed overtime to keep their undefeated records in tact. One team rolled past a ranked rival to provide even more credibility to its College Football Playoff chances. And with Notre…

What Would You Do With Powerball Money?

An excellent topic came across the ol' Twitter timeline Tuesday afternoon -- that's @kensing45 for you not hip to the game -- positing a "Powerball Theory." Was telling someone about my Powerball Theory the other day and they seemed half impressed and half "is this dude joking?"— Athens Grease (@Athens_Grease) October 4, 2016 The Powerball…

What Lands A Coach on the Hot Seat?

Hot seat lives in ubiquity among college football punditry. For as prevalent as the term might be, however, the roadmap for a coach landing on one is a mystery. Unpacking how some of the more recent occupiers of college football's more noteworthy hot seats came to sit, there's a unifying theme. Consider the head coaches…