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  1. Iowa–Iowa State and the Toxic Swamp of the Big Ten

    Charles P. Pierce

    There are few things in sports I dislike as deeply as overcoaching. (Using penalty shots to settle soccer games and Field of Dreams are the others.) Overcoaching comes in many forms, from what my pal Bob Ryan calls "creeping LaRussaism&...

    Blog | September 15, 2014
  2. The NFL’s All Make-or-Break Team

    Robert Mays

    Earlier this week, news came out that Nick Fairley - former national championship game hero for Auburn and Detroit's 2012 first-round pick - was demoted to the second team during the Lions' Monday practice. The...

    Blog | August 15, 2014
  3. 2014 College Football Preview: The SEC

    Holly Anderson

    With 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? First up: The SEC, where the seven-year national championship streak is broken...

    Blog | August 05, 2014
  4. It's Going to Be Fine: An Honest (Really) Defense of Claimed...

    Holly Anderson

    Here's a thing we didn't know about a favorite term, often deployed with derision, for the annual college football title: The term "mythical national championship" actually dates back to 1921, a linguistic reme...

    Blog | June 19, 2014
  5. The 12 Most Important Humans at the National Championship

    Andrew Sharp

    Who will we remember from the 2014 men's basketball championship game? Here are some suggestions. 12. Drake. First, Richard Hamilton's caption to the Instagram photo above: "Wit my family World Wide Wes and @champagnepapi at NCA...

    Blog | April 08, 2014
  6. Is Virginia the Least-Respected Great Team in College Hoops Histo...

    Shane Ryan

    Let's start here: In this year's ESPN Bracket Challenge, 3.8 percent of all fans picked Virginia, the ACC tournament and regular-season champion (and no. 1 seed in the East Region), to win the national championship. That was almost&nbs...

    Blog | March 26, 2014
  7. 30 for 30 Shorts: ‘Untucked’

    Grantland Staff

    Welcome back to our 30 for 30 documentary short series. Marquette University's men's basketball team won its only national championship in 1977 - and did it wearing famously untucked jerseys. Commissioned by legendary coach Al McGuir...

    Blog | March 12, 2014
  8. College Football Was Perfect Last Night

    Andrew Sharp

    If for some reason you ever find yourself arguing that college football is the best sport on earth, the 2014 BCS National Championship would make for some pretty great evidence. My brain is still half-broken after spending eight hours in Pasadena...

    Blog | January 07, 2014
  9. Auburn's magic in the BCS national championship game

    Charles P. Pierce

    The end of a magical season for Auburn.

    Story | Conversation | January 07, 2014
  10. #HotSportsTakes: The Shame of Auburn Football

    Andrew Sharp

    Every now and then, we will attempt to write the worst sports column on earth. Today: Let's talk about the BCS National Championship and the value of integrity. PASADENA, CALIFORNIA — There's practically nothing in the realm of sports that ...

    Blog | December 10, 2013
  11. Week 7 College Football Viewing Guide

    Holly Anderson

    This week, we dwell in possibility

    Story | Conversation | October 10, 2013
  12. About Last Night: The Bru' Crew Blue Coup

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out filibustering an impending breakup, here's what you missed in sports on Tuesday. UCLA won its first national championship in baseball, defeating Mississippi State, 8-0, to sweep the best-of-three series. "Eat your heart out ...

    Blog | June 26, 2013
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. Yale wins national championship at Frozen Four

    Katie Baker

    Yale (finally) climbs to the top of college hockey.

    Story | Conversation | April 18, 2013