In Southern California, it's not the leaves changing colors or the temperatures dropping that make fall special. Instead, when September hits, we Angelenos get excited because it means our favorite sport, football, is back in session. 'Tis the season of tickets and tailgates.
Instead of passing blame, the NCAA should be instituting athletic health care standards across all collegiate sports.
With the SEC East champion likely on-track, again, to face the SEC West winner in a virtual national semifinal with the winner earning a spot in the BCS Championship game, this game means quite a bit.
What message are we sending our young people if we over-edit their essays so much that their originality and authenticity fade away?
By Shannon Lane This weekend, College GameDay came to Evanston, and I don't know if I've ever been more proud to be a Wildcat. Hundreds of students l...
The stories usually stopped when James was 22 years old. They missed the great story of what James accomplished after sports ended and business life began. He built one of the most successful structured settlement and settlement planning firms in the United States.
The Red River Rivalry is here again and, though it has lost some luster with Texas' recent struggles and blowouts in the last two seasons (by Oklahoma over Texas), it is still one of the best and more anticipated games of this week.
These are two very good, balanced, complete college football teams. Look for a lower scoring (by Pac-12 standards), close game where a key play call or turnover decides the victor late, yet the game stays within a touchdown either way for most of the contest.
In what is the defacto Leaders division championship for the Big Ten, Ohio State enters its home contest undefeated and having won its games by an average of 37.3 points a game.
The quote is from Arian Foster, the Houston Texans' star running back. He is referring to big-time college athletics and says it in the forthcoming documentary Schooled: The Price of College Sports.
Let the market pay those student athletes whom it deems valuable! Concretely, if the market (i.e., boosters, fans, supporters, sponsors) finds a football quarterback more desirable than a defensive end, and both more than a swimmer or a squash player, then let them be rewarded accordingly.
The Utes appear balanced overall, ranking #50 offensively and #54 defensively, but that's a little misleading. Utah remains among the better teams in the country at stopping the run. That's very important to note as BYU runs the ball 64.1 percent of the time.
The case of Johnny "Football" stirred the nation when the NCAA, in its continuing quest to embarrass itself. suspended the Texas A&M quarterback for signing memorabilia.
Hard as it may be to believe, in 1939, the University of Chicago abruptly dropped its football program, citing as its reason the astonishing fact that the sport had evolved to the point where it was becoming a distraction to both students and faculty.
Churn. It's here and has been forever. For ESPN, do they report news or do they make it? In either case, they profit from it.
What's interesting about the life and times of Johnny Football is how thoroughly he upends every cliche that is heretofore accepted when it comes to the relationship a football quarterback is supposed to have between his persona and performance.