The College Football Playoff Selection Committee announced its top four mid-season favorites for the first postseason playoffs for the National Championship today. It indicated that they believe football is only played at a high level in three states.
The TCU Horned Frogs are currently 6-1 and 3-1 in the Big 12 conference. Their only loss of the season came against the Baylor Bears, who at that time was ranked fifth in the AP Poll and they only loss by three points 61-58.
Marcus Mariota, quarterback of Oregon, currently ranked fourth in our College Football Power Rankings, is looking to win his first career game over Stanford this Saturday.
Three of my political science colleagues conducted research showing that winning/losing that Saturday game could boost or cost the incumbent party and its gubernatorial candidate an average of 10 percent in the Tuesday election.
The "cancer club" that I so passionately tried to turn down my membership to is now my place for safety, strength, and encouragement. So how does Pinktober make me feel? It makes me feel honored and loved.
What if the committee said to FSU... at least for this one week, "No you won't be our top team, or even our bottom team. We are going to leave you out of the rankings all together."
Creating opportunities for all children to learn, in a country as vast as the United States, is a unique challenge. One salient point all sides seem to agree on is that children learn though play. Exactly what that "play" looks like and where it takes place has been a hotly debated topic this week.
The Rex Ryan era ended this Sunday after the miserable 43-23 loss to the Buffalo Bills at Met Life Stadium. Whether the once brash, Super-Bowl pledging, "ain't here to kiss Bill Belichick's rings" coach is put out of his misery now or at season's end ultimately make little difference.
A debacle of a football match between Serbia and Albania has triggered a new wave of Balkan political tensions that deepens a traditional gap between the two nations whose historical collision has become an inseparable part of Balkan identity.
Post-secondary education is absolutely critical in today's job market, except if you are among the few elite athletes who can succeed, at least in the short run, without a bachelor's degree.
Over the past few weeks, college sport has once again taken over the lead in ink and air time; not actually games, of course, but stories that illustrate the corruption of higher education in America by the presence of intercollegiate athletics on campus, or more precisely football on campus.
I've seen a little too much insistence this week, online and on social media, that Michael Sam's being cut from the Dallas Cowboys' practice squad had nothing to do with his being gay. It's a bit overwrought and defensive. A lot of fans seem to want to believe the NFL is not a homophobic institution.
Andrew Luck continues to lead all players in fantasy points to-date and in our projections for the end of the season. This week, he gets a Pittsburgh defense that may currently have the weakest starting cornerbacks in the NFL.
Understanding the importance of bystander intervention and how to make a positive impact using it is a skill set that is needed in every school. These alleged incidents are proof that a conversation and education about bystander intervention is needed in every school and every home in our country.
You've never been afraid to do what you think is right or hold yourself to a higher standard -- even if that's different from what everyone else is doing. And that's why you're the perfect guy to recalibrate the NFL's dial.
We turn our attention this week to a conference that quietly has five top 15 teams in our latest College Football Power Rankings -- the Big 12.