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  1. College Football Final Exam Shootaround: Grantland Bids Adieu to ...

    Grantland Staff

    On Monday night, Florida State beat Auburn with a thrilling last-minute touchdown drive. The Seminoles' victory ended the SEC's streak of seven consecutive national championships, but it also put a bow on something far more fundamental: the BCS era. ...

    Blog | January 08, 2014
  2. The ACC's No Good, Very Bad Week, and Why It Doesn't Matter

    Ian Cohen

    On the morning of December 31, 2013, Florida State was an 8.5-point favorite in the BCS Championship and Clemson stood as a three-point underdog against Ohio State in the Orange Bowl. As the calendar year flipped, neither of the spreads moved. And wh...

    Blog | January 03, 2014
  3. Florida State's Real MVP

    Chris B. Brown

    College football teams often hand out honorary awards during the doldrums of spring practice or the offseason conditioning program in order to recognize unsung scout teamers or those who consistently practice with great effort. It's a way for the coa...

    Blog | January 02, 2014
  4. About Last Night: Remember the Alamo

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports on Monday. Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota accounted for 386 total yards as the no. 10 Ducks routed the Texas Longhorns, 30-7, in the final game of Mack Brown's Te...

    Blog | December 31, 2013
  5. College Football Final Exam Shootaround: The Men, Moments, and Me...

    Grantland Staff

    We made it. Championship Saturday is in the books, the BCS pairings are set, and the Heisman finalists are packing their bags for New York. There's plenty of bowl-season excitement ahead, but now that the 2013 regular season is in the books — w...

    Blog | December 10, 2013
  6. Mark Richt, the Carousel, and the Difficult-to-Define 'It' Factor...

    Ian Cohen

    As head coach of the Georgia Bulldogs, Mark Richt has spent 13 years giving the Bulldog faithful an average of 10 good reasons for his continued tenure and three rationales for his ouster that often seem far more compelling. He perennially appears on...

    Blog | December 04, 2013
  7. Vegas Weekend Recap: Sharp vs. Square

    RJ Bell

    When the first sportsbook report hit my inbox Monday, the question "How did your book fare in the NFL?" was answered with "great." The same question, in the next email, was answered with "horrible." These extremes alternated throughout the day, and a...

    Blog | November 27, 2013
  8. Week 13 College Football Viewing Guide

    Holly Anderson

    In which college football indulges a week early.

    Story | Conversation | November 21, 2013
  9. Vegas Weekend Recap: Alabama Comes Through Again

    RJ Bell

    Perhaps the most impressive current Las Vegas stat is that Alabama has been favored in 51 straight games. Wow. The last time the Crimson Tide were underdogs in a college football game was in 2009. Not only has Bama been favored in every game since, b...

    Blog | November 13, 2013
  10. A Modest Proposal: NFL Teams Should Stop Running the Football

    Ed Feng

    Today's Grantland Channel video spotlights Pulaski Academy's Kevin Kelley, the high school football coach who never punts and almost always onside kicks. While Kelley's approach, which he calls both a strategy and a philosophy, has yet to catch on in...

    Blog | November 13, 2013
  11. Back to School: Trading NFL Quarterbacks to Their College Teams

    Ian Cohen

    It's pretty clear now that you cannot win a Super Bowl with Matt Schaub as your quarterback. Schaub just lacks that extra gear that sets him apart from the likes of Brady and Manning. The flip side, of course, is that he lacked the extra gear to insp...

    Blog | October 24, 2013
  12. Vegas Weekend Recap: A Bright Spot on a Bleak College Football We...

    RJ Bell

    Bettors suffered their worst loss of the football season this past weekend. When talking to bookmakers in the aftermath, I didn't really sense joy, but rather lingering irritation that it took so long to book their first monster win. Bettors throwing...

    Blog | October 16, 2013
  13. College Football Midterm Shootaround: First-Half Takeaways, Ident...

    Grantland Staff

    We did it, you guys. We reached college football's midseason point without having to contend with the soul-crushing threat of continued conference realignment. We made it through seven weeks without allowing the never-ending bombardment of NCAA scand...

    Blog | October 16, 2013
  14. Vegas Weekend Recap: Ohio State's $100 Million Cover

    RJ Bell

    Bettors watching games at Vegas sportsbooks tend to go wild in response to the smallest successes (such as getting a first down in the second quarter). Some combination of the booze, cash, lack of sleep, and location strips away society's niceties. T...

    Blog | October 09, 2013
  15. Vegas Weekend Recap: The Boys in the Desert

    RJ Bell

    Many rightly fawn over the accuracy of the betting market. It's the stuff that memes like "Vegas knows" are made of. But the "boys in the desert" exceeded even the most outsize expectations this week in college football, with the point spread favorit...

    Blog | September 25, 2013
  16. Vegas Weekend Recap: Johnny Football and a Boxing Judge

    RJ Bell

    Last weekend we had a major boxing match, a huge college football game, and a full slate of NFL games, including one of the most anticipated clashes of the regular season. The consensus estimate is that Vegas saw a 50 percent increase in sports betti...

    Blog | September 18, 2013