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  1. Penn State's NCAA Sanctions Are Gone; Confounding Feelings R...

    Michael Weinreb

    Here's a snapshot of how inherently bizarre things have gotten at Penn State over the past few years: Last week, a blog operated by a local clothing and souvenir store purported to have exclusive information from someone in the NCAA regardi...

    Blog | September 09, 2014
  2. The Ballad of Reggie Bush

    Michael Weinreb

    T he following is an excerpt from Season of Saturdays: A History of College Football in 14 Games by Michael Weinreb. Copyright © 2014 by Michael Weinreb. Reprinted with permission of Scribner, a Div...

    Blog | August 18, 2014
  3. The Dickens of Detroit

    Michael Weinreb

    Few cities have as rich a cultural and sporting history as Detroit. From the '80s Pistons to Bob Seger, Eminem to Miguel Cabrera, the Motor City is a rich tapestry of compelling figures, unbelievable moments, and uniquely American ingenuity...

    Blog | April 15, 2014
  4. Boise State, Alabama, the college football playoff system, and sm...

    Michael Weinreb

    Why the college football playoff system could shut out small schools like Boise State.

    Story | Conversation | August 22, 2013
  5. College Football's Games of the Century - Miami and Florida State...

    Michael Weinreb

    The end of the Miami Hurricanes dynasty.

    Story | Conversation | August 13, 2013
  6. College Football's Games of the Century - Nebraska and Miami in t...

    Michael Weinreb

    On the stunning gamble taken by Nebraska's head coach in the 1984 Orange Bowl.

    Story | Conversation | July 02, 2013
  7. College football's games of the century - Alabama and Penn State ...

    Michael Weinreb

    In 1979, the Tide rolled, the national championship was split, and the Argument endured.

    Story | Conversation | June 18, 2013
  8. In Memoriam: Deacon Jones, 1939-2013

    Michael Weinreb

    It is rare that an athlete is so good at his job that he inspires an entirely new quantitative measure, but this was the case with David "Deacon" Jones, who died of natural causes yesterday at the age of 74. Jones was a 6-foot-5, 270-pound behemoth, ...

    Blog | June 04, 2013
  9. Texas and Arkansas face off before President Richard Nixon in 196...

    Michael Weinreb

    In 1969, President Nixon was the decider of the national championship.

    Story | Conversation | May 16, 2013
  10. Notre Dame and Michigan St. play to a tie in 1966

    Michael Weinreb

    In 1966, Notre Dame head coach Ara Parseghian made a decision that would rattle the constituency of the sport.

    Story | Conversation | April 30, 2013
  11. College football's games of the century and Notre Dame vs. Army i...

    Michael Weinreb

    In the first of a series examining the NCAA's messy history, we look back at Army and Notre Dame's punchless 1946 showdown.

    Story | Conversation | April 19, 2013
  12. The Second Act of Akron Coach Keith Dambrot

    Michael Weinreb

    The first time I spoke to the current head coach of the Akron Zips, he told me, "I'm never coaching Division I basketball again." This was in 2000, and Keith Dambrot was coaching a local high school team after years of not being able to find a basket...

    Blog | March 21, 2013
  13. 'Q*bert' and the video game marathoning trend in the aftermath of...

    Michael Weinreb

    Why do we play arcade games for hundreds of hours?

    Story | Conversation | March 18, 2013
  14. Kliff Kingsbury, Texas Tech, and the Elements of Style

    Michael Weinreb

    I have never been to Lubbock, and therefore I have never visited Chrome, the clothing store owned by Texas Tech alum Stephen Spiegelberg, who became the source of mockery this week when a rather fervid marketing memo he sent to a deputy athletic dire...

    Blog | March 05, 2013
  15. A Proposed Solution to Recruiting Middle Schoolers to Play Colleg...

    Michael Weinreb

    Last Saturday, Nick Saban offered a scholarship to an eighth-grader. Saban is the best coach in college football because he is also its most zealous authoritarian, and yet, in this case, what Saban did is not quite as Machiavellian as it sounds. For ...

    Blog | February 26, 2013
  16. College basketball's scoring problem and West Liberty University ...

    Michael Weinreb

    Jim Crutchfield's West Liberty University is the fastest offense in college basketball — and they win. So why isn't anyone else trying to catch up?

    Story | Conversation | February 20, 2013