Posts tagged "college football"

NCAA Football: Week 1 Heisman Hopefuls

NCAA Football: Week 1 Heisman Hopefuls

Heisman Trophy Power Rankings: Week Two

<strong>Teddy Bridgewater,</strong> QB, Louisville<br>
<strong>Week Two</strong><br>
Passing: 22-232, 397 yds, 4 TD, 0 INT<br>
Rushing: 1 rush, -1 yd, 0 TD<br>
<strong>Week One</strong><br>
Passing: 23-28, 355 yds, 5 TD, 1 INT<br>
Rushing: 2 rush, 1 yd, 0 TD<br><br>
Against Eastern Kentucky on Saturday, Bridgewater put up more big numbers. That should be consistent this entire season, which is a double-edged sword for Bridgewater's Heisman candidacy; Louisville has a weak schedule, so while he should put up enormous numbers, the lack of a marquee victory could ultimately hurt his case.
Last week we looked at how some of the front-runners for the Heisman Trophy performed, and threw a couple sleepers into the mix. Now that we’re thru Week Two of the college football season, the sample size is larger and some of the wins (and losses) have been bigger as well. One significant name you... Read more »

Heisman Trophy Power Rankings: Week One

Will Johnny Football repeat as the Heisman winner? He has some tough competition this year.
The college football season has begun, and while teams will chase the ultimate prize – a national championship – there are individuals that are working hard to join the most elite fraternity in sports. Last year, Johnny Manziel became the first (redshirt) freshman to win the Heisman Trophy. After a long, tumultuous offseason, he began... Read more »
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ESPN & the SEC: The Official End of Amateur Athletics

ESPN & the SEC: The Official End of Amateur Athletics
I have tried as hard as I could for years to defend the ideal of college athletics as “amateur.” But I can’t any longer. I waive the white flag today and call bullshit on myself and anyone else that remains in the belief that college athletes at the top levels of the NCAA are amateur... Read more »

Bill O'Brien Stays: Penn State Puts A New Name On Paterno's Pedestal

Bill O'Brien Stays: Penn State Puts A New Name On Paterno's Pedestal
This is an absolutely crazy winter in both college football and the NFL. Nearly one-third of the teams in the NFL are replacing a head coach before next season, and the dominoes are in place for if/when a few elite college coaches like Oregon’s Chip Kelly take the money and run to the big time. Since... Read more »

2012 Heisman Trophy: The Defensive Tim Tebow Should Win

2012 Heisman Trophy: The Defensive Tim Tebow Should Win
I know I’m going to get crap from my religious friends for using the phrase “second coming” in the next statement, but the pun is unavoidable. Manti Te’o is the second coming of Tim Tebow. Tomorrow night, Te’o will try to make his already-unbelievable mark on college football and the University of Notre Dame more... Read more »
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NIU's BCS Mess: Huskies Spoil The Party, But It Doesn't Matter

NIU's BCS Mess: Huskies Spoil The Party, But It Doesn't Matter
In case you missed the news this weekend from DeKalb, the only Illinois university playing in a BCS bowl is the Northern Illinois Huskies. NIU won the MAC on Friday night in a thrilling game against Kent State, and finished ranked 15th in the final BCS rankings. They will now play Florida State in the... Read more »

2013 NFL Mock Draft: A Fifth Go-Round

2013 NFL Mock Draft: A Fifth Go-Round
Over the course of the NFL season, we’ve been projecting the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft. The projections have been affected by the performances of NFL teams (changing the draft order), the college players, and injuries. But throughout the season, we’ve seen a few constants. First, the Kansas City Chiefs are terrible. With... Read more »

Notre Dame Jumps to ACC

Notre Dame Jumps to ACC
In a less-than-stunning piece of breaking news on this beautiful Wednesday morning, Notre Dame announced they are going to join the ACC. Well, except for football and hockey. The Big East is falling apart and is, frankly, struggling to maintain it’s place among the second-tier conferences in the NCAA. While the Fighting Irish have not... Read more »
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Why the NCAA Shouldn't Shut Down Penn St. Football

Why the NCAA Shouldn't Shut Down Penn St. Football
Let me begin by saying something as clearly as I possibly can. I know that just the premise proposed by the title of this piece will put a target on my head for comments to tear me apart. And I expect that. I’m a father of two little boys, age 5 and 19 months. I... Read more »