The football season on the professional level and every tier below it has become an iconic fall tradition of American culture. This glorification of a sport, particularly in the case of college athletes, put priorities in the wrong spot though.
Should there even be high school football? Just asking that question is probably an affront to players and their fans at every level. But I'm asking because the question needs to be asked. Because don't we put student safety above all else?
Oregon may have started slow against UCLA, but a flurry of points and breaks in the fourth quarter gave the Ducks a 28 point victory over UCLA and gave the Predictalator its fourth straight victory against-the-spread in the Game of the Week.
Last Saturday, October 19, running back Cam McDaniel helped Notre Dame beat USC in a 14-10 home football victory. He rushed for 92 yards, a career high for the junior from Coppell, Texas.
In the featured matchup of two quarterbacks who could each go in the top five overall in the 2014 NFL Draft, Marcus Mariota wins with the better defense, healthier offense, more innovative offense and a tremendous home field advantage.
Last year it was Hurricane Sandy. This year it is Hurricane Common Application. Both have prompted many colleges to push back some early deadlines, yet thankfully in this case no lives or homes have been lost or irreparably damaged.
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.