A poster child for expansion run amok a year ago, the Big 12 appears a picture of perfect health in 2012. But has the balance of power really shifted?
TCU has dreamed of this day ever since the Big Eight and four of the Horned Frogs' Southwest Conference brethren left the Horned Frogs at the curb in 1994.
The siege of bad news and controversy has assaulted college football from all sides. We propose a New Deal for 2011: new conferences, new coaches, new stars.
Playing in the shadow of the Dallas Cowboys isn't easy. TCU's attitude toward surviving in an NFL market is to go small. And being Fort Worth's team appeals to local pride.
Many players who elevated TCU's program are gone. But don't expect the Frogs to change how they do business.
On Saturday night, TCU made history, becoming the first non-AQ to win the Rose Bowl. The Horned Frogs answered every question but one.
The Rose Bowl is the pinnacle of tradition-rich college football. Wisconsin and TCU, however, are not. They'll bring a new game to the historic venue Saturday.
The careers of TCU's Andy Dalton and Wisconsin's Scott Tolzien have followed the same arc. They might not garner attention, but, man, do they know how to win.
Power and speed are the game's elemental truths. Wisconsin's power against TCU's speed isn't an original story. But it is the original story -- and the story of the Rose Bowl.
Are TCU and the Big East a marriage made in heaven? Each party has what the other needs for now. Neither side seems to be all that interested in long-term happiness.
The country decided Tuesday that it will undergo an orderly transfer of legislative power. We're about to find out if college football can do the same.
While the power shifted to the South in the 2000s, a program from the West emerged as the best of the decade.
Mark Ingram and Toby Gerhart, the top two finishers in the Heisman race, lead ESPN.com's All-America team.
The preseason hype sent the season's stock to an all-time high. Now it feels like we were part of a Ponzi scheme.
TCU answered all of its critics' questions with a drubbing of No. 16 Utah on Saturday. But the Frogs' future is out of their hands.
No player or team has made the first half of the season sparkle, leaving fans waiting to be dazzled in the second half.