Stanford’s Barry Sanders Jr. finding his own identity in resurgent Cardinal offense

SEATTLE, WA - SEPTEMBER 28:  Running back Barry Sanders #26 of the Stanford Cardinal rushes against the Washington State Cougars on September 28, 2013 at CenturyLink Field in Seattle, Washington.  (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
October 2, 2015

When you have the same name of a famous football player, it can sometimes be difficult to live up to the name itself. Stanford running back Barry Sanders Jr. may not be quite like his more famous father, Detroit Lions Hall of Famer and Heisman Trophy-winning running back Barry Sanders, but he is coming into his own in the Stanford Cardinal uniform and making a name for himself. In fact,…


Arizona State’s new gray uniforms are not worthy of being the hammer

Photo courtesy: Arizona State Athletics
September 28, 2015

On Monday Arizona State and Adidas unveiled their brand new alternate look for the Sun Devils, which they felt inclined to dub the “Be The Hammer” uniform. Uh, ok. As explained by the school’s announcement, the “Be The Hammer” theme is designed to honor the team’s tradition  of using a sledge hammer emblazoned with the signature pitchfork to break a rock after notable achievements during the course of the season….


Podcast: The Heisman Watch is officially on

Leonard Fournette
September 24, 2015

Heading into the 2015 college football season my preseason Heisman Trophy pick was quarterback Trevone Boykin. There were some good reasons to believe he would at least be heading to New York City, including I believed TCU will go undefeated, he plays quarterback and hit his stride at the right time a season ago. Boykin may very well end up making the trip to New York City for the Heisman…


Wife Knows Best: Week 1 College football picks

September 4, 2015

The ultimate domestic dispute resumes for Year 2 Last year I asked my wife to make picks for a handful of college football games each week. She obliged, and kicked my butt some weeks. Now she’s back and ready to get off on the right foot as we once again go head-to-head! Loser has to do the dishes (well, actually, I generally do those the most anyway). Here we go with…


Podcast: Going on record with CFB Playoff picks and Week 1

September 2, 2015

Bill Bender of The Sporting News makes his first appearance It’s here. Can you feel it? Week 1 of the 2015 college football season is here (well, Montana-North Dakota State aside). We have finally arrived to a brand new season of college football, and it could not start soon enough. We will also be handsomely rewarded for our patience with quite a line-up of games to look forward to. On Thursday…


2015 Preview: Picking the Pac-12

August 25, 2015

The Pac-12 has come on strong in recent years and has climbed the conference totem poll as a result. Not only has Oregon become a national force, but Stanford has developed quite the reputation and the Pac-12 South is emerging as one of the top divisions in the sport of college football. With USC on the rise, UCLA, Arizona and Arizona State all legitimate Pac-12 contenders in their own right…


Re-casting Fantastic Four with college football’s mightiest

CFB Fantastic Four
August 11, 2015

The latest attempt to reboot the Fantastic Four franchise is a bomb. So let’s fix it using new cast members from the world of college football. I have been on a bit of a superhero kick this summer at the movies. The second installment in The Avengers franchise finished on a high note and set the scene for what’s coming up in Marvel’s plans, and Ant-Man was a nice surprise….


Podcast: An early preview of Pac-12 Media Days with Kyle Kensing

ORG XMIT: USPW-33870 Jul 26, 2011; Los Angeles, CA, USA; General view of a football helmet with the Pac-12 logo at 2011 Pacific-12 Conference media day at the Fox Studios Lot. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-US PRESSWIRE ORIG FILE ID:  20110726_jla_al2_229.jpg
July 15, 2015

Oregon still team to beat, but is USC moving up? We are still in the midst of SEC Media Day Days Week, but now is as good a time as any to start looking a little ahead and catching up with the Pac-12. The Pac-12 media days are still a couple of weeks away at this point, overlapping with Big Ten media days this year, but the conference is full…


Happy (Washington State) Flag Day!

June 14, 2015

Today is Flag Day in the United States. While it is designed to honor the anniversary of the nation adopting the stars and stripes of red, white and blue as out nation’s banner, I prefer to use it as a sort of kickoff into college football preseason coverage for the upcoming season. I have the calendar all mapped out for upcoming preview right here on No 2-Minute Warning, and a…


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…