Conference USA Preview 2017: Beasts in the East, Wild Out West

Perhaps more than any other conference, realignment has fundamentally altered the look of Conference USA. C-USA played an immediately role in discrediting the Bowl Championship Series when, in 1998, former member Tulane was denied an at-large bid despite finishing with an undefeated record. The Shaun King-led Green Wave were the first in a line of…

Group of Five Party Crashers: Who will go to a New Year’s Six bowl game?

The inception of the College Football Playoff gave programs from non-power conferences new incentive with the introduction of an automatic bid into one of the prestigious New Year's Six bowl games. The Group of Five conferences have several worthy challengers for a New Year's Six bid, but it's likely only one will land in one…

Thursday Night Football Is For The Kids

Thursday nights take on a much different vibe in adulthood than in those four(-plus) magical years of college. It's really no surprise, then, that Thursday night football takes on a much more fun aura when played by college kids, and the version involving pros is often a joyless slog. On college campuses nationwide, Thursday marks…

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…

Who Should Be College Football Commissioner?

Nick Saban and Jimbo Fisher both came out in favor of a college football commissioner; a figurehead who could bring a level of uniformity to the sport. Recent news underscores the value of universal governance, from the benign -- the flap over satellite camps, for example -- to the serious, like coach-imposed transfer restrictions. A…

5 For Friday: Football Trick Videos

Congratulations on enduring another work week. To celebrate, enjoy some football trick videos, inspired by San Jose State quarterback Kenny Potter. San Jose State's official athletic account tweeted the following clip of Potter launching a pass from the back row of Spartan Stadium, into a trash can below. We see you @kpot_5: Drop it in…