This season has been devastating for those of us who believe that college football can be about more than just money and big egos. But perhaps that's because it may not be about anything else anymore.
It is college football bowl season once again. Over the next three weeks millions of dollars are up for grabs. The only group that will not make money is the players playing the games.
As with any dominant college big man, a lot of talk has swirled around the NBA prospects of Ohio State sophomore Jared Sullinger, and rightfully so. Sullinger has been an absolute monster from the very first day he stepped on campus in Columbus.
Shortly after he was elected, President Obama said of a college football playoff, "I'm going to throw my weight around a little bit. I think it's the right thing to do." Well, what better time than now?
The cruel, cold months of December and January bring warmth to the hearts of college football fans everywhere -- but only if their Division I team is involved in one of the thirty-five scheduled "major" college bowl games.
It's not just colleges, or sports, or the Catholic Church. To make sure that parents and children are not afraid, we need to reconsider and reconfigure the norms in every institution that they participate in.
The Heisman Trophy is the most prestigious award a college football player can earn; and yet, like the BCS, its internal processes remain an imperfect science. In the case of USC junior quarterback Matt Barkley, it represents the perfect snub.
Instead of caring whether a coach will stay (because he won't), kids and parents need to be asking questions more in line with the culture of today.
There's no argument. It's classic. It's archetypical. It's big. It's the Iron Bowl, due to be played for the 76th time this Saturday, November 26, before a sell-out crowd.
I think fear is a real quandary for society. All we have at the moment is exposure of crimes and a salute to the victims, the brave ones who courageously stand up to these bullying organizations and institutions.
Is there any other penalty for the NCAA to enforce against the Penn State football program but the so-called death penalty?
As much as people want to revise history now and say that Cam Newton and Auburn won that game, it's not true. The fact is, Nick Fairley and Auburn won that game.
Courage was lacking among key figures in positions of power and authority at Penn State and its football program. The 20th-century theologian Paul Tillich comes to mind when I reflect upon this.
While the scandal at Penn State remains in the headlines, with good reason, we should also focus attention on a significant problem facing student athletes: concussions in college football.
The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don't do anything about it. ~ Albert Ein...
Sure Joe Paterno is the winningest coach history. Sure he has collected a few national titles. Sure he has developed Hall of Fame players. But that's not what makes this whole wretched ordeal so devastating to the game.