F40Forde-Yard Dash: Why LSU hired the wrong guyForty names, games and minutiae making news in college football (handy rationalizations, excuses and cherry-picked facts sold separately in the squabbling Big Ten towns of Ann Arbor, Madison and State College).
BIG TENWhy the Big Ten title game is another example of college football's disorganizationConference expansion has yielded two unbalanced seven-team divisions in the Big Ten, with no idea who the heck are actually the league’s two best teams.
DOMINANCEAlabama Is Killing EveryoneEvery team is competing to get murdered by Alabama.
COACHINGWhat's next for Charlie Strong will say a lot about progress in hiring black coachesStrong knew he carried mantle for black coaches; will his failures be a hurdle for others to overcome?
COACHINGAbsurdity of the coaching carousel begins with Texas, LSU and Tom HermanThe Tigers appear to have a No. 2 option, while the Longhorns delay their decision.
CFPThe Calm Before The College Football Playoff StormClips eFlashNo matter what happens: romps, runaways, spankings, shutouts, whatever; this year's CFP selection promises to be a tough one.
PAIN MGMNTThe Grass Is Looking GreenerRecreational and medicinal marijuana use has become more accepted. Will those changing attitudes affect college/pro players looking to manage their pain?
INSPIRATIONJim Harbaugh's circle of friends is even cooler than you thinkHarbaugh visited the White House during his first spring with the Wolverines and left with a notebook full of ideas.
ACADEMICSNCAA orders Notre Dame to vacate wins from 2012, 2013 over academic misconductA former student trainer broke NCAA rules by doing coursework for Irish football players.
INELIGIBILTYNotre Dame to appeal NCAA ruling to forfeit wins playThe school says it reviewed 95,000 documents and then immediately suspended the involved players.
CONCUAAIONSIndiana QB Zander Diamont on quitting football: 'I need my brain'Diamont: “I think that for my safety and my future — I’m not going to the NFL — I need my brain. So that was the decision.”
P4PNCAA, conferences appear close to cost of attendance settlementA settlement could pay former and current athletes cost of attendance stipends they have not received.
COACHINGFootball Coaches Twisting in the WindClips eFlashThis is the time of year when all manner of agitators, louts and miscreants blame everything on the beleaguered coach.
IMPROVEMENTRebuilding a football program -- with a wrench and a hammerEMU football has struggled for many years, but they’re 6-5 this season. And bowl eligible.
SCHOLARSHIPSThe Myth of the Sports ScholarshipClips eFlashHere’s an A-to-Z account of the ongoing misconceptions associated with athletic financial aid.
SEXUAL ASSAULTSTime for football coaches to wield their influence for changeAs a society, we buy into the narrative that coaches can mold young people into good, successful adults.
BRANDINGSun Belt Gets Behind Cajuns’ BrandingThe Sun Belt Conference announced they are recognizing the athletic branding efforts of the Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns.
FIRINGNot yet firing Strong is the cruelest thing Texas could have doneClips eFlashThere’s no “perfect time” to fire someone, but some times are better than others.
FOOTBALLNevada athletics needs to terminate the football programA writer from Nevada’s student newspaper seems entirely serious about pulling the plug on football.
ACADEMICSIrish, Tigers And Tar Heels-Oh My!More academic shenanigans in college sports.
SPEECHDo student athletes have any free-speech rights? Discipline of Columbia wrestlers raises the question.
FB PROWESSHow the Big Ten flipped scripts with SEC as the nation's best conferenceIt took a while, but the SEC is no longer the best league in the land.
CHARACTERIn Sports, Talent Transcends Character. Really?Clips eFlashHere's everything you need to know about talent, character and winning honorably.
DIVERSITYCollegiate Athletic Leadership at the FBS levelTIDES assesses diversity among campus and conference leaders for tbs schools for 2016-17 academic year.
MEDIAWhy Haven’t College FB Ratings Fallen Like the NFL’s?While NFL viewership is just recovering after an early season dip, college football’s numbers held steady throughout election season.