Could Kent State crash the Orange Bowl?

Monday, November 26th, 2012

There were no surprises atop the BCS rankings released on Sunday. Notre Dame is safely entrenched at No. 1, and will play the winner of this weekend's game between No. 2 Alabama and No. 3 Georgia for the national title. But further down the BCS rankings there lies a far more ...

BCS playoff details aren’t exactly encouraging

Friday, October 26th, 2012

Back in June, the Bowl Championship Series announced it was switching formats beginning in 2014 to a seeded, four-team playoff with participating teams picked by a committee a la the NCAA men's and women's basketball tournaments. This was great news for everyone who hated the current BCS format and thought ...

Big 12 is nation’s deepest conference in ’12

Monday, October 15th, 2012

The question of who is the nation's best college football conference isn't as obvious as most people think -- at least depending upon your interpretation of "best." If your definition is the league that is most top-heavy, the SEC is the only choice. Alabama and Florida are ranked 1-2 in the ...

New BCS Playoff Will Have “Academic Component”

Wednesday, July 11th, 2012

Buried in an ESPN piece in which the commissioner of the Mountain West opines that the four-team playoff will soon expand to eight is a tidbit about some kind of "academic component" to the formula that chooses the participants in the yearly playoff. MWC Commissioner Craig Thompson actually said he ...

Notre Dame AD Jack Swarbrick Has Some Ideas For The New Playoff

Thursday, June 28th, 2012

Okay, so we're all celebrating the birth of the new BCS four-team playoff for the still-mythical championship in college football. It's obviously a huge improvement over the old system of polls and shenanigans adding into some kind of formula to create a "champion." Now, Notre Dame Athletic Director Jack Swarbrick is ...

Occupy The BCS

Monday, December 5th, 2011

Whether or not you agree with its principles -- and I certainly have friends who are passionately on either side of the issue -- there is no denying that the Occupy movement has gained a foothold on the public consciousness this year. But I guess I find it kind of funny ...

BCS National Championship Preview

Monday, January 10th, 2011

(2) Oregon (12-0) vs. (1) Auburn (13-0) (-3) Two Heisman finalists, two teams from the two best conferences in college football, and yet...and yet this feels hollow somehow. Something's missing. Sure, TCU went 13-0 and were impressive in beating Wisconsin, but without Boise State here it's just not the same. The most ...

BCS Bowl Preview: Sugar Bowl

Monday, January 3rd, 2011

(6) Ohio State (11-1) vs. (8) Arkansas (10-2) (+3.5) Whatever the NCAA's motives might have been for letting Terrelle Pryor, DeVier Posey and others play in the Sugar Bowl despite their suspensions, the immediate impact on the game is that virtually no one cares about the actual game anymore. Every angle for ...