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  1. Top candidates to replace Charlie Weis

    Travis Haney

    Kansas is the first Power 5 head coaching job to open up in 2014, but a school in the American Athletic Conference might prove to be more appealing to those on the rise. So what does that say about KU? It's not flattering, clearly, but it's st...

    Blog | September 29, 2014
  2. Houston will be top Group of Five team

    Travis Haney

    As we count down 50 days until the start of the 2014 college football season, ESPN Insider Travis Haney is answering at least one big question a day until South Carolina and Texas A&M's kickoff on Aug. 28. Heisman contenders, breakout freshmen...

    Blog | August 15, 2014
  3. Why winner of Clemson-Florida State has a legitimate BCS title sh...

    Brian Griese

    Brian Griese writes that the gap has closed between the SEC's top teams and the ACC's best, and explains why the winner of Saturday night's Clemson-Florida State matchup will have a legitimate shot at the BCS national title.

    Story | Conversation | October 17, 2013
  4. Predicting winners of non-power conferences - College football

    Phil Steele

    Phil Steele offers up his picks to win the five non-power conferences, including the American Athletic, Mountain West, Conference USA, Mid-American and Sun Belt.

    Story | Conversation | August 24, 2013
  5. Top five realignment 'free agents'

    Ryan McGee

    Ah, the holidays. A time when families across America will spend at least a few minutes arguing over how the Christmas bird is carved and divvied up among those around the table, knife and fork in hand. That brings us to the Big East. On Sunday, th...

    Blog | December 18, 2012
  6. Which schools could be target in future conference realignment mo...

    Ryan McGee

    Ryan McGee checks in with administrators from across the country to help generate his ranking of the five schools most likely to be targeted in future conference realignment moves.

    Blog | Conversation | December 18, 2012
  7. Louisville has saved the Big East, but must keep Charlie Strong -...

    Rod Gilmore

    Rod Gilmore writes that the Big East was toast until Louisville started to put together an undefeated season.

    Story | Conversation | November 08, 2012
  8. Trap games for USC, Alabama, other BCS title contenders - NCF

    Travis Haney

    Travis Haney takes a look at the potential "trap" games for this season's BCS title contenders.

    Blog | Conversation | August 28, 2012
  9. Boise State and other new Big East teams will have to adjust next...

    Brent Sobleski

    Brent Sobleski looks at how Boise State, Houston, Memphis, SMU, San Diego State and UCF will have to improve when they join the Big East in 2013.

    Story | Conversation | August 13, 2012
  10. Boise State Broncos' chances to win BCS title in 2012 - NCF

    Ryan McGee

    As part of Insider's 20 teams that can win it all series, Ryan McGee evaluates the Boise State Broncos and their chance to make a run at another undefeated season.

    Story | Conversation | June 01, 2012
  11. Boise State heads to Big East in 2013, but this season brings sim...

    Brian Fremeau

    Brian Fremeau of Football Outsiders writes that while Boise State will escape to the Big East in 2013, this season still presents the same schedule challenges in the Mountain West.

    Story | Conversation | March 26, 2012
  12. When it comes to evaluating a conference's worth, bowl tie-ins ma...

    Ryan McGee

    Ryan McGee writes that the importance of bowl tie-ins can't be overstated as the landscape of college sports continues to change. Ryan ranks the best conferences based on bowl tie-ins, starting with the SEC.

    Blog | Conversation | December 19, 2011
  13. Problems still loom for Big East

    Ryan McGee

    The good news for lovers of the Big East? Last week's announcement that the conference is adding five new football schools -- the Boise State Broncos, San Diego State Aztecs, SMU Mustangs, Houston Cougars and UCF Knights -- is the first sign in ...

    Blog | December 12, 2011
  14. Even after adding new members, the Big East faces a number of pot...

    Ryan McGee

    Ryan McGee writes that adding five new football teams to the Big East is great news to fans of the conference, but it doesn't hide future problems that still loom. From geography to TV money, the Big East still has issues to face.

    Blog | Conversation | December 12, 2011
  15. PSU, Big East and conference realignment

    Ryan McGee

    As we, the college football fans of America, laid our heads down on Saturday night, we were exhausted. Not from the games, mind you. No, our brains were spent after having woken up in a world where Syracuse and Pittsburgh were still in the Big East, ...

    Blog | September 18, 2011
  16. CFB - Penn State, the Big East and conference realignment

    Ryan McGee

    Ryan McGee examines the question of what would have happened if, in 1982, the Penn State Nittany Lions had been allowed to join the Big East.

    Blog | Conversation | September 18, 2011