LSU’s Odell Beckham Jr. puts SEC on top when it comes to Madden NFL covers

Odell Beckham Jr.
May 14, 2015

There may no longer be an NCAA Football video game produced by EA Sports, but that does not mean the SEC cannot find one more thing to brag about. With wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. of the New York Giants, and previously of LSU, being named the cover athlete for Madden NFL 16, the annual NFL video game published by EA Sports, the SEC now has four all-time cover athletes…


Big Ten looks for first championship double dip in 62 years

Big Ten logo
April 5, 2015

Wisconsin’s national semifinal victory over previously unbeaten Kentucky sent the Badgers to Monday night’s NCAA men’s basketball championship game. The Big Ten champions will take on Duke, who earlier this season defeated the Badgers in Madison during the ACC-Big Ten Challenge. If Wisconsin can knock off the Blue Devils, it will be one more crowning achievement for the Big Ten in a year that has been very kind to the…


FCS Championship Game: North Dakota State going for history

North Dakota State QB Carson Wentz could help lead the Bison to college football history.
January 7, 2015

On Monday night history will be made with the crowning of the first College Football Playoff national champion. While either Ohio State or Oregon will go down as a trivia answer in that respect, this weekend could see FCS juggernaut North Dakota State make some history of its own. The Bison take on Illinois State in the FCS National Championship Game and could win its fourth consecutive national championship. If…


Episode 153 – Doug Flutie on the Hail Flutie, Heisman Trophy race, playoffs and the Capital One Cup

Hail Flutie
November 19, 2014

Take a moment to think of the top plays in college football history. Think of five of them, and I will bet I can guess two of them for sure, and perhaps a third. One of them might be The Play, which recorded one trombone casualty in a game between Stanford and Cal. Another might be the Kick Six, a much more recent play with a tremendous impact on the…


Louisville’s blackout uniforms have good history

Photo credit: Louisville Athletics
July 3, 2014

Louisville will roll out an all-black uniform look for its first contest in the ACC in week one. The nationally televised ACC debut on Labor Day against the Miami Hurricanes will see Louisville wear the non-traditional uniform, complete with a previously leaked reflective-chrome helmet to match the color of the uniform itself. It is not personally to my liking and I think it makes Louisville look more like Cincinnati than…


History has been made, college football’s national champs go 73-0

January 8, 2014

History was made Monday night in Pasadena, California. Florida State captured the final BCS championship of the era before college football’s top level of competition adopts a four-team playoff model in 2014. Quarterback Jameis Winston became the first freshman quarterback to lead his team to a BCS championship, and the Seminoles set the new single season scoring record in the process. But there was other history made with Florida State’s triumph over Auburn….


All-Time Wins: Michigan firm at No. 1, but who ends year at No. 2?

1978 ND vs Texas
August 16, 2013

The Michigan Wolverines became the first school in college football history to win 900 games. The milestone victory came against long time rival Michigan State last October and with such a cushion in the total wins rankings the Wolverines will be the only 900-win program for at least three more seasons, perhaps even the next four seasons. Texas and Notre Dame are next in line among FBS programs on the…


All-Time Coaching Wins: Mack Brown ready to pass Bo Schembechler

Mack Brown
August 14, 2013

The 2013 season should be one light on coaching milestones outside of a handful of new coaches earning their first career coaching victories here and there. As I suspect will be the case for a long time, the top ten leader board for all-time coaching victories will see nothing more than a few changes after 2015. This year will see some minor editing done though with Texas Longhorns head coach…


Rewriting the Books: Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray to become a top ten passer

Aaron Murray Georgia
August 13, 2013

Georgia has one of the top quarterbacks in the SEC and country in Aaron Murray, even if Alabama’s AJ McCarron thinks he doesn’t win enough. This season he should move in to the top ten in the all-time passing list as Georgia hopes to capture an elusive SEC Championship and perhaps take a crack at the crystal ball in the BCS Championship Game. Already with 10,091 career passing yards entering the…


A vintage look at Iowa State’s former home field, Clyde Williams Field

Iowa State seems to have a strange home field advantage that leads to at least one upset bid every year or so in the Big 12. Jack Trice Stadium has been the scene for a handful of crushed dreams over the years, with Oklahoma State’s BCS Championship dreams being the latest victim in 2011. Jack Trice Stadium is the second youngest stadium in the Big 12 today, with West Virginia’s…

June 7, 2013