Year one didn't go as planned for the boys from Columbia, Missouri with too many injuries to the offensive line and many skill positions ending in a 5-7 finish with no bowl appearance. Things will be different in the fall of 2013 and a bowl appearance will happen for the Tigers.
College football kicks off Week 1 of the regular season with one clear marquee Game of the Week as the Georgia Bulldogs head to Clemson to face the Tigers in a big non-conference matchup that features at least four legitimate Heisman Trophy contenders and two high-profile offenses.
Time to dust off the body paint, the team sweatshirts, party beads and face tattoos, and fire up the grill: it's tailgating season.
I think you and I are exactly alike in practically every way. We both live in New York City. We both like Auburn. We both enjoy biking. We both wear cargo shorts even though every single other person in the world thinks they're stupid. You were in Blood Diamond and I want one.
The NCAA has delegated the concussion issue to schools as a strategy to avoid any legal liability and potential financial losses. Meanwhile, the NCAA continues to rake in billions of dollars from television and other sources through its revenue-at-all-costs policies.
I encourage all of you to look through the headlines about big time college football players and the big business that is now big time college football and all the things that go with it think of player like Tim McNerney and think of Washington & Jefferson.
Apologist-sounding answers aside, I think the NFL and big-time college football need to address this image issue sooner than later. Reputations and ticket sales are at stake.
If all you know about cycling is that Lance Armstrong doped his way to seven titles, then you're missing out on an extraordinary sporting event.
While many journalists are understandably questioning the ethics of recruiting athletes so young, we must also keep our eye on the ball with regard to the physical impact such a practice may produce.
Ed Pressman is putting together what looks to be a very interesting and controversial feature film about Joe Paterno. Brian De Palma is set to direct and Al Pacino will play the legendary yet ultimately disgraced coach.
In the 21st century, we could all use the kind of media training provided for college football stars and NFL Draft hopefuls. Quick -- describe yourself in pithy, media-friendly sound bytes that will translate into lucrative business deals. Yeah, I couldn't do it either.
With the absence of Goff from the program, the Monarchs need to find another cog to keep the wheels turning for the team. In what will be the fourth season for Coach Jeff Knarr, there needs to be a drastic change for a squad that has been coming up short in recent years.
In the 2013 NFL Draft, sheer athletic talent will seduce several professional football coaches, general managers and owners into making a terribly expensive errors. At the highest level of competition in any sport, athletic skill is not enough.
As we look back on the event for glorifying this most "manly" of sports in America -- the Super Bowl -- it's time to step back and take a look at what our national football obsession could be doing to our collective psyche.
College football is arguably the most popular sport at the nation's colleges and universities. Like every area of higher education, finding the right blend of diversity on the football field is a challenge.
I met my girlfriend on Twitter. Our first date we stayed up half the night retweeting tweets and creating new hashtags. She blogged about me on WordPress. I started a LiveJournal. We connected on so many levels.