TAMPA, FL – JANUARY 09: Clemson Tigers defensive tackle Dexter Lawrence (90) celebrates asAlabama Crimson Tide defensive end Dalvin Tomlinson (54) looks on during the College Football Playoff National Championship game between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Clemson Tigers on January 9, 2017, at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, FL. Clemson won the game 35-31. (Photo by David Rosenblum/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Faster, faster! 3 proposals to reduce length of college football games

Does watching college football need to be a four-hour commitment? How can games be shortened? Monday night’s College Football Playoff national championship game between Clemson and Alabama was one of the most dramatic, exciting sporting events of this century. It had everything you would want in a big game and then some. The only problem was […]

OXFORD, MS – SEPTEMBER 17: Jalen Hurts #2 of the Alabama Crimson Tide leaps over Terry Caldwell #21 of the Mississippi Rebels at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium on September 17, 2016 in Oxford, Mississippi. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Alabama shines in comeback as Ole Miss gets in its own way

The best teams in college football win in myriad ways. Blowouts mixed with consistent victories, blended with nailbiting survivals and comebacks. Yet again, Alabama showed America why it is the class of college football in a massive comeback win over Ole Miss. In Oxford. When they were down 24-3 in the first half. Against an […]

ARLINGTON, TX – SEPTEMBER 3: Jalen Hurts #2 of the Alabama Crimson Tide runs for touchdown against the USC Trojans in the second half during the AdvoCare Classic at AT&T Stadium on September 3, 2016 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ron Jenkins/Getty Images)

Alabama stays comfy on the throne, runs wild on USC

With seven minutes left in the Alabama-USC game, ESPN’s Cris Fowler and Kirk Herbstreit got wrapped up in a deep conversation in between possessions. The fact that they were discussing the upcoming week of tennis at the US Open, and that Herbstreit picked Andy Murray to win the men’s singles title, says all you need […]

Mississippi State lays egg against South Alabama

Mississippi State was worse than bad. The projections for the Bulldogs were way down from the last few years, but the display of mediocrity put on by State was as poor as could be. Against a South Alabama team that was preseason #7 in the Sun Belt, the Bulldogs surrendered a 17-0 halftime lead, gave […]

Tennessee underwhelms in season debut

Dreams are what we aspire to achieve, but their very existence is tenuous at best and can be destroyed in an instant. The nightmare sits ever present, right beside the dream, ready to pounce and tear it apart. Which brings us to Thursday night in Knoxville, Tenn. Tennessee was looking to rise back to national […]

COLUMBUS, OH – NOVEMBER 29: Quarterback J.T. Barrett #16 of the Ohio State Buckeyes breaks free for a 25-yard touchdown run against the Michigan Wolverines in the second quarter at Ohio Stadium on November 29, 2014 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

Sample Platter 2016: Five Easter Eggs in the College football schedule

This fall marks the 147th edition of college football, and the first full week of games is loaded. Opening with Houston — Oklahoma and climaxing with Alabama — USC, Sept. 3 promises to be a tremendous day of football, but that’s only the beginning. Buried inside the nation’s schedule are a slew of fascinating quirks that […]

History made, history to be created by Stony Brook

For the entirety of this decade, Stony Brook basketball has been associated with almost. Almost an America East champion. Almost an NCAA qualifier. Almost making history. Going into this year, the Seawolves had won two America East regular season titles and made four America East title games since the 2010-2011 season. All they had to […]

Archie’s Way: Depth shines through at Dayton

There are three weeks left in the college basketball regular season, which means that the fine-tuning found in team maintenance is done. The next fundamental challenge for coaches is to maintain and maximize the resources they have as they hit the stretch run. The average teams have effort. The good teams have talent. The great […]

Atlantic 10 roundup: one month until tournament time

With a month to go until the next Atlantic 10 tournament champion is crowned, much is left to be decided. The A-10 is as tough as ever and could potentially send as many as four teams to the NCAA tournament. Yet up and down the league standings, plenty is yet to be determined as teams […]

Hoops in New England: The University of Maine

This is the second part in a recurring series profiling college basketball programs in New England. The second stop is a place where basketball and winning have never been synonymous, but a new coach is working to change that. … When it comes to basketball, few programs own a more barren history than the University […]

Providence needs to look in the mirror after losing to DePaul

Providence College lost to DePaul in Chicago on Tuesday night. Just let that fact sink in. This was the 11th-ranked team in the country losing to a program that hasn’t won more than 12 games in a season since 2007. What does that make Providence? Providence did lose the Big East’s leading scorer, Ben Bentil, […]

Hoops around New England: New Hampshire

This is the first part in a regular series profiling the Division 1 basketball teams in New England leading up to the NCAA Tournament. Our first stop is at the University of New Hampshire … The University of New Hampshire has been playing basketball since 1907. In the last 100 years the Wildcats have had […]

Month in Review: Atlantic 10

As conference play begins the Atlantic 10 race is heating up quickly. No team truly asserted itself at the top of the conference, but leading into league play trends are starting to form. Let’s break it all down. … WANNA WIN THE LEAGUE? BEAT DAYTON. Dayton has been the A-10’s best team so far, and […]

Cotton Bowl aftermath: Michigan State was so close, yet ultimately so far away

Michigan State this season was described with all the adjectives football types like to use for teams deemed “tough.” Hard-nosed. Physical. Full of grinders. High compete level. Except this team hadn’t played anyone like Alabama, and the Crimson Tide whipped the Spartans every which way for 60 minutes. The final score was 38-0, but it […]