Bubble Nation: Which Teams Are Most Squarely On The Bubble?

It’s January 27. Super Bowl week also marks the run-up to college basketball insanity. League titles for the most part will be won or lost in the month of February. Contenders and pretenders will show themselves with road wins and home losses. It’s part of what makes the sport so much fun. A large part […]

5 Disappointing College Basketball Teams

With conference season (finally) underway, the college basketball landscape is starting to take shape a bit and teams can more comfortably be sorted into tiers. While this means we have seen some surprising teams (I’ll admit I didn’t see Oklahoma State coming), it also means we have some disappointing teams. Sadly, the latter are what […]

Discussing Ohio State’s loss to Virginia Tech is just one of many different components of this year’s playoff argument. Handling early-season head-scratchers is an annual feature of college football’s November debate parade.

The 5 Best Non-Conference Wins of the College Football Season

The toughest part of evaluating teams in college football is what could best be described as its lack of connectivity. You’ve got more than 120 teams on the FBS level, most of which play three or four non-conference games per season that are under their control. Factor in that teams from the power conferences such […]

Alabama Wins in OT, Ohio State and TCU Romp: A Tweetcap From A Memorable Saturday Night

EDITOR’S NOTE: When big games grace the calendar in either college football or college basketball, Student Section contributor and lead basketball writer Scott King will sometimes provide a “tweetcap,” a list of captured tweets that lend color and perspective to the events you just saw on television. This past Saturday in college football rated as […]

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Kansas State Makes the Plays It Needs To, Vaults into Playoff Picture

Sometimes a team doesn’t need to dominate both sides of the football to win a contest. It simply needs to do what it does best and avoid making costly mistakes. That’s what Kansas State did against Oklahoma. Make no mistake about it: the Wildcats were not perfect, especially on defense. The run defense, the fourth […]

Watch: Kansas State’s Pop Pass for a TD

What looked like a negative play turned into six points for Kansas State, as Glenn Gronkowski slipped behind the Oklahoma defense. A good, old fashioned pop pass — Terry P. Johnson (@SectionTPJ)

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Notre Dame’s Passing Attack, Florida State’s Secondary, and Other Things to Watch For in Week 8

It’s Friday, which means it’s time to provide a list of things to watch for this weekend. While I try not to comment on off-the-field issues, I feel compelled to make this statement: I’m disappointed in all of the “the referees cost us the game” segments that dominated sports talk radio this week. Whether we […]

Auburn? The Tigers Are In 2013 Form

On Twitter @TheCoachBart * Auburn Being Auburn Auburn is rapidly becoming the buddy you have that can take any piece of trash and somehow unlock your car door from the outside when you lock your keys inside it. If there are ways to be found, late, Auburn will find them. Sounds a lot like 2013, […]

Tyler Lockett drops a TD and it gets intercepted

Kansas State was having their way with the Auburn defense as they marched down the field. Jake Waters hit Tyler Lockett in stride but instead of catching the ball, it popped out of his hands and into the hands of an Auburn defender for an INT in the end zone. Kansas State is looking good […]

From one vantage point, Auburn’s passing game with Nick Marshall will be a foremost factor in Saturday’s game against Mississippi State.

Auburn-Kansas State: Keys to a Wildcats Upset

Is a trap game still a trap game if everyone recognizes it’s a trap game? Unfortunately for wily coot Bill Snyder, he has lost the element of surprise. Snyder’s teams have tripped up so many unsuspecting foes in his 58 years as Kansas State’s head coach that Thursday night’s trip to the Little Apple has […]