With Todd Monken Leaving Southern Miss, Why Not A Coaching Change Deadline?

Todd Monken's abrupt departure from Southern Miss for the offensive coordinator vacancy with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers underscores college sports' double standards held for athletes and coaches. Monken's NFL opportunity is well-deserved. He inherited a Southern Miss team coming off a winless 2012, and by his third season, had the Golden Eagles in the Conference…

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…

Championship Week: Previewing The Conference Championship Games

Conference championship weekend marks the last hurrah of the college football regular season. Cue the music. What a wild, fun ride it's been from the last weekend of August, when Montana and North Dakota State officially kicked off the 2015 season, to this point in December. Coincidentally, Montana plays North Dakota State again in Saturday's…

Week 13 Saturday Six-Pack: Farewell, College Football Regular Season

College football's is the shortest of all major sports seasons. It was less than three months ago that the first Saturday Six-Pack of 2015 toasted the beginning of a new campaign. Less than three months. Neither the NBA nor MLB have reached the All-Star Break by this juncture in their season. College basketball has yet…

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…

Four Downs on Week 7: American Rising

The Bowl Championship Series came back from summer break upgraded to College Football Playoff and had become too good for the American Athletic Conference. Since their break-up, the American loaded up with great coaches, began maximizing the potential of some of its programs, and has come back smoking hot. The Playoff didn't know what it…

Aug. 18 News: Reaction to Denied Northwestern Union Bid

The Northwestern union efforts launched in the spring of 2014 reached an impasse Monday when the National Labor Relations Board's dismissed NU's petition. The key statement from the NLRB's decision explains its interpretation of the player-university relationship: Even if scholarship players were regarded as analogous to players for professional sports teams who are considered employees…