By Alex Glenn Football tailgates offer fans a chance to escape the weekly grind and cut loose in the name of bone-crunching tackles and char-grilled ...
Petros Papadakis, former USC college football captain and current analyst for Fox Sports, tells Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer about the lure of the game for young people. The two also debate whether politics belong on the field and in the locker room.
Late September-Early October is a rough time of year for many college freshmen. While they have figured out their course schedules, they haven't yet f...
Despite Coach Mike Riley's swift and deft endorsement of the players' right to express themselves, Husker Nation saw red. The milder among them called for the student-players to be expelled. Donors threatened to cut the program off without a dime. But it gets worse.
Suffering from "Florida Envy," Georgia schools and teams think they're serving their fans with a "win a championship or bust approach," desperate to keep pace with their Southern neighbors. But all the state is doing is making it less likely its teams will ever win a championship.
The ability to know you are more than who you are. It's inside each and every one of us. As much as we are different, we have much in common. We are all broken... yet at the same time we are all amazing.
By Brandon Ferris, Rider University ‘18 There are about 70 days and counting until college football starts again. You might ask you...
In this week's Scheer Intelligence podcast on KCRW, Robert Scheer speaks with former USC football player Anthony Davis about living with the brain injuries Davis sustained during his celebrated career.
The most important play in Jimbo Fisher's career wasn't a Jameis Winston touchdown pass in the Rose Bowl, or a coast to coast Dalvin Cook run. The play that changed everything for Fisher and his FSU program was made on a punt against an unranked team.
Will the Big 12 conference expand from 10 to 12 teams? There will be a meeting on this issue in a few weeks, with a possible decision later this summe...
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When I was at the point of giving up on my latest book, Brand New Man: My Weight Loss Journey, I called Nocera for advice. Fifteen minutes of his insights got me on the right path and the book will be released next week.
At a time when lunch counter sit-ins were met with insults and abuse, peaceful protest marches provoked fire hoses and snarling police dogs, Eddie Robinson urged Grambling athletes and students to go to class, get an education, and be ready for change.
Is it worth it for underclassmen, i.e. juniors and sophomores, to drop out of school early, with a potential reward of a multi-year, multi-million dollar contract, or do they do so at their own peril later on?
Remove the athletes and you remove the profit. Without the athletes, there is no college sports. There are no huge sponsorships from big companies like Nike. The coaches with their million dollar contracts have no one to coach. There is no revenue in ticket sales.
The final College Football Playoff Game is tonight, and the No. 2, Alabama Crimson Tide is taking on the No. 1, Clemson Tigers. Alabama is heavily favored in its fourth championship game since 2009 with Coach Nick Saban, despite having lost one game this season.