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2016 College Football Preview: College Football Playoff Prediction

Three picks were pretty easy. The fourth, however, merits a discussion. This summer I went through every FBS team’s schedule and predicted winners and losers. This led to me being able to put together my official conference and division standings predictions without totally guessing on an order….



2016 College Football Preview: Picking the Big Ten

Michigan can’t live up to they hype, while Buckeyes continue to lead the Big Ten You have no doubt seen some high expectations for the Michigan Wolverines in Year Two under Jim Harbaugh. Well, put those high hopes on ice, because the Wolverines still have some work…


2016 College Football Preview: Picking the Big 12

Oklahoma looks to be set for repeat Big 12 title run, but don’t sleep on Baylor… and Texas? The Big 12 sent its champion to the College Football Playoff last season, a year after being locked out the previous season. In 2016 the Big 12 is once…


2016 College Football Preview: Picking the American

Houston will continue to live the American (Athletic Conference) dream in 2016 I predicted a big year for the Houston Cougars last season, but ultimately picked against them in the conference championship game. I’m not making that mistake again this season, as Houston is easily my pick…


Air Force’s sharktooth alternate uniforms unveiled

Air Force has had a pretty solid run with their uniforms in recent years, which is no easy feat as the evidence suggests. This season the Falcons will be wearing one of the coolest alternate uniforms we have seen in quite some time with a throwback to…



Virginia Tech unveils uniform for Battle at Bristol vs. Tennessee

Virginia Tech will be wearing a specially designed uniform for their Week 2 matchup with Tennessee at Bristol Motor Speedway. Nike has designed a uniform for the Hokies that harkens back to the roots of the university’s cadet history as well as the environmental surroundings of the…


2016 College Football Preview: Picking the ACC

Florida State and Clemson still rule the ACC, but can Miami finally play for an ACC championship? It is time once again to start going on the record with my official predictions for the 2016 season. This year I decided to go down the list in alphabetical…


Pitt brings back mustard yellow with throwback uniform

The Pittsburgh Panthers showed off their throwback uniforms to be worn at some point during the 2016 season, thus taking the lead in the alternate uniform competition this season. Nobody is going to top it in my book. The Panthers will wear their awesome throwback uniform for…



Quick thoughts on Bovada’s latest college football win totals

The season is coming soon, which means it is time to start thinking about what bets you are going to make this upcoming college football season. Bovada updated their win totals for each power conference team and a good chunk of non-power conference programs today to get…



Notre Dame’s 2016 Shamrock Series uniform revealed

Notre Dame will once again be suiting up in a specially designed football uniform for their Shamrock Series game against Army this season in San Antonio. As this year’s neutral site game is being played against Army, the Irish showed off a military-appreciation type uniform from Under…


Ranking the Top 10 hypothetical Big 12 expansion candidates

On Tuesday the Big 12 decided to go public with the decision to allow commissioner Bob Bowlsby to begin exploring and meeting with¬†potential expansion candidates, the first definitive sign the Big 12 is ready to expand by at least two. Based on information learned yesterday, we know…


SEC Media Days: Back on top, SEC ready for more in 2016

Well, we made it. The media day fun is about to get rolling in Hoover, Alabama with the start of a nearly week-long media day extravaganza with the SEC. Before everything gets underway, here is a rundown of the SEC heading into 2016. The SEC in 2015…



Athlon Sports: Big Ten Wild Card Players in 2016

For you Big Ten fans, I was asked to put together a list for Athlon Sports of wild card players from each Big Ten program for the 2016 season. In all, there is one offensive player and one defensive player I determined to be a wild card…


Adidas still can’t get UCLA’s uniforms quite right

Adidas is making some good changes to UCLA’s football uniforms in 2016, but there is still room for some obvious improvement. There are some programs in the country that should not mess too much with their uniforms, and UCLA is among them. As is often the case…


Podcast: Previewing 2016 SEC Media Days

The first sign that college football is coming is when the preview magazines start hitting store shelves and arriving in your mailbox. We have crossed that point in our offseason timeline, which means media days are coming quickly. As usual, the SEC will be first out of…


Athlon Sports: 14 Big Ten stats you need to know for 2016

I was asked to put together some key stats for each Big Ten program for a story published by Athlon Sports. You can read the full rundown of what I cooked up here, but here are a couple notable stats I particularly enjoyed. Like this? Why not…


Report: Big Ten media revenue to triple with ESPN on board

ESPN set to renew media deal with Big Ten The rumors of ESPN and the Big Ten parting ways were, apparently, greatly exaggerated. John Ourand of Sports Business Journal reports today ESPN will pick up the second half of the Big Ten’s media rights package and will…


Top 10 college football offseason story ideas

I just got back from vacation this week and started catching up on my college football feeds to see what I had missed while I was away. Aside from the major stories going on, I saw a few stories in particular that I sort of rolled my…



Iowa State’s new alternate white helmet is beautiful

Matt Campbell is taking over a program in need of new energy at Iowa State. What better way to inject some juice in the program than by introducing a new alternate uniform for the upcoming college football season? Iowa State has always had one of the more…



Big 12 takes stand against student-athletes

Wednesday was not a good day for the Big 12 when it comes to how the conference and its members handle student-athletes. Between the Big 12 failing to pass the “Baker Mayfield Rule” and a report saying Baylor will not release Class of 2016 additions from their…




Wichita State once again flirting with football revival?

Wichita State has not played a down of college football since 1986, but it wants in with the Mountain West Conference Wichita State made the decision to discontinue its college football program in 1986, but the thought of reviving the program was never silent for long. A…



The Big 12 still does not need to expand, BUT IF IT DOES…

Oh boy, here we go again with the Big 12 expansion conversations Ever since the Big 12 lost Texas A&M and Missouri to the SEC, Nebraska to the Big Ten and Colorado to the Pac-12, the talks about¬†expansion for the conference have continued to drag on. With…


Alabama receives national championship rings

Teams have slowly been rolling out their celebratory rings for various levels of achievements from the 2015 season. Rings for appearing in or winning bowl games have been received. So have rings for division or conference titles. Alabama, though, gets the big prize every college football hopes…


Big 12 spring game attendance by the numbers

By now we know the spring attendance numbers in the SEC and Big Ten will always be higher than the other power conferences (having 14 teams helps, of course). The Big 12 will never compete in this pretty useless stat, especially when so many schools fail to…


Big Ten spring game attendance by the numbers

The SEC may have led the pack when it comes to spring game attendance, but the Big Ten was once again a strong draw this spring with its usual heavy-hitters continuing to set the pace for the conference. Highlighted by a record-setting turnout for the Ohio State…


SEC spring game attendance by the numbers

The SEC led the nation in spring game attendance this year, and the competition was not even close when you look at the data. The SEC had a cumulative total of 508,994 at spring games this season, easily pushing past the Big Ten after seeing their rivals…


A mid-April look at spring game attendance

Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer set the bar high for Buckeye fans, and they cleared it on Saturday. A year after setting a new national record for spring game attendance, Meyer saw Ohio State fans answer his call to pack Ohio Stadium with over 100,000 fans…


Wisconsin has toughest schedule among Big Ten teams in 2016

If the Wisconsin Badgers are going to make a run at a Big Ten title, or even a berth in the College Football Playoff, they will have certainly earned it by playing one of the toughest schedules in the nation. Wisconsin will play the most challenging schedule…