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  1. 2014 College Football Demerits: The Year’s Worst Underachie...

    Matt Hinton

    Last week, we toasted the best of college football's regular season. Today, we're supplying the yang to that yin: the very worst of the year. The Gamecocks began the season right where they'd ended each of the previous three: in the ...

    Blog | December 15, 2014
  2. Week 13 College Football Viewing Guide: Buzz, Your Girlfriend

    Holly Anderson

    Fully 10 (10! Count 'em!) ranked teams went down in Week 12, mostly to also-ranked opponents, but some just to pure November berserkery. Week 13 brings what we're going to charitably refer to as a significant drop-off in the numbe...

    Blog | November 20, 2014
  3. 2014-15 NCAA Basketball Preview: The Pac-12

    Mark Titus

    Grab your flasks, Arizona fans, because this is about to get depressing. You've been warned. And for everyone else: Have you realized how brutal the NCAA tournament has been to Arizona over the past 12 years? I know - every...

    Blog | November 18, 2014
  4. Scarecrows on a Hot Date: Chelsea Peretti’s Stand-up Comedy...

    Molly Lambert

    Stand-up comedy specials are more than a century old. In 1898, Comedian Cal Stewart's topical riffs ("what's the deal with the Spanish-American War?"), songs, and humorous stories were recorded for posterity for Thomas Edison&#039...

    Blog | November 17, 2014
  5. Good-bye, Mr. November: Taking Stock of Derek Jeter’s Divis...

    Jonah Keri

    The most famous hit of Derek Jeter's career sparked a legendary nickname. Entering the 2001 playoffs, the Yankees' shortstop had built a reputation as a high-stakes performer, but he'd yet to earn a postseason moniker. While Reggie J...

    Blog | September 24, 2014
  6. Hazy Forecast: What’s to Come for Oregon State and the Pac-...

    Holly Anderson

    Two weeks into the 2014 season, we're not quite sure what to make of the Pac-12 North, which many thought would be one of the deepest divisions in college football. That's OK. Two weeks is a blip. But while we're still h...

    Blog | September 10, 2014
  7. The Pac-12 Is Ready for Its Close-Up

    Matt Hinton

    As early September nonconference collisions go, it doesn't get much more compelling than this Saturday's meeting between no. 3 Oregon and no. 7 Michigan State, a vital submission in the ongoing case of Irresistible Force v. Immova...

    Blog | September 04, 2014
  8. 2014 College Football Preview: The Pac-12

    Holly Anderson

    W ith the 2014 college football campaign looming and the preseason in full swing, let's take one last whip around the FBS to top off our talking points, shall we? Previously: the SEC and the ACC. Next up: the Pa...

    Blog | August 12, 2014
  9. About Last Night: Cali Civil War

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy getting a tour of New York from Rex Ryan, here are the top five stories you missed in sports on Tuesday: Extra innings were needed in two intrastate California showdowns, with the Giants beating the Dodgers 3-2 in 12 innings...

    Blog | April 16, 2014
  10. NFL Free Agency, Day 2: An Island Unto Himself

    Bill Barnwell

    After Tuesday's year-opening spending spree indiscriminately heaped barrels of cash on large, athletic men, Day 2 of free agency saw the league's franchises begin to target the best remaining players available and pick off the last star-cal...

    Blog | March 13, 2014
  11. The BestCoolest Players I've Ever Seen: Hitters

    Jonah Keri

    After writing about pitchers yesterday, a refresher on the rules: * "Best" remains the most important criterion here. We'll lean on objective metrics as we always do. But there'll be some subjectivity too. I'm not above giving bonus points fo...

    Blog | August 09, 2013
  12. About Last Night: Ivy Leaguers Finally Make Something of Themselv...

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were the one guy in the office who was actually working yesterday, here's what you missed in sports on Thursday. Break up the Crimson! Harvard mounted the biggest upset of the first day of the NCAA tournament, beating New Mexico, 68-...

    Blog | March 22, 2013
  13. The Hardcourt Shuffle: College Basketball Gets Even More Confusin...

    Shane Ryan

    The Big Ten Road Trip, with all its local comforts, is over, and now it's time to plunge back into the chaos of the national scene. A huge part of college basketball analysis is projecting what will happen in the postseason. It makes sense, because t...

    Blog | February 18, 2013
  14. Alabama's looming letdown, Georgia at Auburn, and the Fighting Sn...

    John Brandon

    The week in college football.

    Story | Conversation | November 08, 2012
  15. College Football Misery Index 3: Auburn, Cal, and the Office Spac...

    Ian Cohen

    It's best to start out by reiterating a point made in our first installment of the College Football Misery Index: it's the national pastime because no other sport has an economic and cultural stratification that more accurately reflects the American ...

    Blog | October 26, 2012
  16. Matt Barkley and USC's "Sluggo Seam" Play

    Chris Brown

    The Heisman Trophy is won on the field, but that hasn't stopped Southern Cal quarterback Matt Barkley from going about his campaign a bit differently. Instead of just sending out awkwardly filmed DVDs to Heisman voters, Barkley has gone the high-tech...

    Blog | August 17, 2012