Farewell, Great Alaska Shootout, and Thanks for the Memories

Farewell, Great Alaska Shootout, and Thanks for the Memories

Anchorage, Alaska seems an unlikely spot to be rich in college basketball history. And yet, it's there an Arizona basketball team led by Sean Elliott, a one-time Pac-10 career leading scorer and the first Wildcat to have his jersey retired; Steve Kerr, Arizona's second jersey retiree; and coached by Hall of Famer Lute Olson, took…

2017 ACC Football Preview: Maybe we should pump the brakes

2017 ACC Football Preview: Maybe we should pump the brakes

The ACC undoubtedly had one of its best football seasons in conference history last season, eding with Clemson winning a national title. Florida State won the Orange Bowl, Georgia Tech won the Taxslayer Bowl, even Virginia Tech won the all-important Belk Bowl. In fact, only three ACC teams lost their bowl games. Lamar Jackson of…

College Football Countdown: No. 81 Tim Brown

College Football Countdown: No. 81 Tim Brown

Tim Brown won the 1987 Heisman Trophy in a landslide, beating runner-up Don McPherson of Syracuse in every region but the Orange quarterback's home Northeast, and claiming a 611-point overall lead in the ballots. Given how difficult it is for players at a position other than quarterback or running back to garner much Heisman support…

ACC Basketball Fans Fill Finebaum Airtime

ACC Basketball Fans Fill Finebaum Airtime

ACC basketball's NCAA Tournament success, sending six teams to the Sweet 16, has fans of the conference swelling with pride. ACC basketball boasts success similar to SEC football, but the former's collective fan base doesn't have the same reputation. Perhaps all ACC basketball die-hards need is the forum. College football is in a dead period,…

Re-Rock The Vote: Heisman Snubs Remembered

Re-Rock The Vote: Heisman Snubs Remembered

Saturday, one of either Derrick Henry, Christian McCaffrey or Deshaun Watson will join the most illustrious and exclusive club of college football as Heisman Trophy winners. For the runners-up, supports may well argue their inclusion on another roster comprised of some of the sport's all-time greats: that of notable Heisman snubs. Each of this year's…

Leonard Fournette’s Nod to Running Back Golden Years

Leonard Fournette’s Nod to Running Back Golden Years

Leonard Fournette tweeted the below image and message from LSU walk-through at Syracuse's Carrier Dome Friday afternoon: Earnie Davis, Jim brown, Floyd Little... Thank you guys for paving the way for us running backs to this day GOATS pic.twitter.com/54wQjlc7q6— 7⃣ (@_fournette) September 25, 2015 It's funny how the cosmos work sometime. Fournette's tweet came across…

Notable Omissions from the FWAA 75th Anniversary Team

Notable Omissions from the FWAA 75th Anniversary Team

In the spring, the FWAA solicited votes from its members -- of which I am one -- to put together this squad. I didn't receive an "I Voted!" sticker upon submitting my ballot. Boo! But my participation does mean I'm at least putting my money where my mouth is in spotlighting the 75th Anniversary omissions…

College Football News April 27: Leonard Williams Top Pick?

College Football News April 27: Leonard Williams Top Pick?

For perspective on the differing (read: bogus) reports that often surface leading up to the NFL draft, one need look no further than the conflicting news on USC defensive lineman Leonard Williams in the past week. Leonard Williams slipped to No. 7 in ESPN.com analyst Todd McShay's mock -- which would send the do-everything lineman…

Kudos to USC AD Pat Haden

Kudos to USC AD Pat Haden

Those in high-profile sports have a unique platform to reach the masses, and USC athletic director Pat Haden is using his to impact societal change. Pat Haden announced Tuesday that he is taking a stand against Indiana Gov. Mike Pence's grandstanding by skipping the College Football Playoff committee meetings in Indianapolis. I am the proud…