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…

Rating The Watchability of ESPN’s Week 1 Schedule

ESPN released its Week 1 broadcast schedule on this, the 100-day mark until the first full weekend of college football. Thursday's release does not cover the network's entire Week 1 plan -- ESPN 2, ESPNU and SEC Network games remain TBD -- but the full slate of contests on the main ESPN and ABC are…

National Whiparound Week 9: Deshaun Watson, Clemson Survive Scare

Week 9 provided yet another eventful weekend in college football -- most notably the matinee matchup in the ACC. No. 3 Clemson defeated No. 12 Florida State in a game that went down to the wire. The weekend also provided yet another convincing performance from Michigan, a huge upset in the SEC East and another victory…

Wrestling Belts, ConFLiCT and The Spirit of College Football Rivalry

A rule of thumb in professional wrestling: If a match involves a trophy, chances are it's getting smashed. UCF didn't take a play out of Bad News Brown's playbook from WrestleMania IV, but the Knights leaving the Civil ConFLiCT Trophy at Rentschler Field after beating UConn Saturday sent a similar message. It also marks a…

ICYMI: College Football’s Best of the Rest Night 1

The first full offering of college football in the 2016 campaign featured some close, and strange finishes, so who cares if points were in short supply? After years of games turning into a hybrid of football and hoops -- Grassketball, if you will -- some defense was a little refreshing. How often is it we…

Saturday Six-Pack, Thursday Edition: Opening Night Picks

The time is upon us: Opening Night 2016. College football is back! ...OK, college football's been back for a little less than a week now, with Cal-Hawaii and Charleston Southern-North Dakota State kicking off the season last weekend. But, for all intents and purposes, college football is REALLY back Thursday! Opening Night isn't as loaded…