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  1. Did Kain Colter and Northwestern Just Put the NCAA on Notice?

    Bryan Curtis

    Yesterday, Northwestern football players won the right to form a union. Peter Sung Ohr, a regional director for the National Labor Relations Board, handed down the decision. What does this mean for student-athletes at Northwestern and elsewhere, the...

    Blog | March 27, 2014
  2. Power to the Players: In Defense of College Football’s Prop...

    Bryan Curtis

    The NCAA is considering a proposal for an early signing period, which would allow recruits to formally pick their college in November or December, instead of waiting till February. Want to know why that's a good idea? Listen to the people s...

    Blog | March 12, 2014
  3. Texas Hooks Charlie Strong

    Bryan Curtis

    It feels great, doesn't it? I mean the fact that the University of Texas introduced its new coach, Charlie Strong, at a press conference yesterday. If college football is our most irrational sport, then the coach's introductory press conference is...

    Blog | January 07, 2014
  4. Six Thoughts on the Jameis Winston Announcement

    Bryan Curtis

    Florida prosecutors announced today that Jameis Winston won't be charged with sexual assault. Unless new evidence comes forward, the case is "gone and dead," ESPN legal analyst Roger Cossack said on the network. I didn't earn a law degree in the l...

    Blog | December 05, 2013
  5. Why the NCAA Reduced Penn State's Sanctions

    Bryan Curtis

    Here's how to understand the NCAA's decision to give back some scholarships it took away from Penn State: The NCAA is trying to survive in a moral universe in which everything it does, and everything it doesn't do, sucks. After the Jerry Sandusky ...

    Blog | September 26, 2013
  6. The Tim Brando Variety Show

    Bryan Curtis

    Most of the objections to Jason Collins's announcement last week can be placed into neat categories. Religion. Politics. Francesa. But Tim Brando, the host of CBS's College Football Today, the nerve center of SEC football, took to Twitter with an eye...

    Blog | May 08, 2013
  7. In Defense of the College Football Recruiting 'Hat Dance'

    Bryan Curtis

    Now that Notre Dame has been buried in a deep grave, we should probably talk about recruiting. If there's a January ritual fans hate, it's the recruiting "hat dance." It goes like this: A recruit holds a ceremony at his high school gym or at a TV sta...

    Blog | January 09, 2013
  8. The Rise of the Middle-Class Coach

    Bryan Curtis

    The most interesting thing college football coaches did this month was to stay put. If you believe what you read, Charlie Strong, Mike Gundy, James Franklin, Gary Patterson, and Chris Petersen all had chances to leave their schools for bigger, more s...

    Blog | December 11, 2012
  9. The Unsinkable Gus Malzahn

    Bryan Curtis

    Arthur Gustav Malzahn III, 47, is the Unsinkable Molly Brown of college football coaches. Yesterday's Twitter chatter focused on how Gus, as he's known, managed to hop off Auburn's sinking ship and then, a year later, become its captain. (Malzahn spe...

    Blog | December 06, 2012
  10. The Mystery of Collin Klein

    Bryan Curtis

    On November 3, on a third-quarter drive against Oklahoma State, Kansas State's Collin Klein was showing why he was the best quarterback in the nation. He passed and ran and finally plunged into the end zone. But Klein got hurt. Afterward, a source to...

    Blog | November 21, 2012
  11. In Praise of Fired College Football Coaches

    Bryan Curtis

    Kevin Sumlin beat Alabama on the road Saturday. He did. I didn't think he could, but he did. Was I the only one thinking about Mike Sherman — Sumlin's white-maned, low-talking predecessor — and the supporting role he played? Sherman wa...

    Blog | November 13, 2012
  12. College Footballs War on Math

    Bryan Curtis

    If you're following the election, you've probably noticed a shooting war involving Nate Silver, whom sportswriting lost to politics back in 2008. The issue at stake is similar to the one sportswriters slogged through around the time of Moneyball &#82...

    Blog | November 06, 2012
  13. The BCS Top 25 ... College Commercials

    Bryan Curtis

    If you watch college football on TV, you find yourself watching commercials for Aflac, Home Depot, and ... colleges. Ads for the University of Texas say, "What starts here changes the world." Ads for Texas Tech say, "From here, it's possible." The...

    Blog | October 25, 2012
  14. How to Fire Your Coach on the Internet

    Bryan Curtis

    So you want to fire your college football coach. I understand! My coach just showed up at the Cotton Bowl with a team that looked like it had graduated from the Wade Phillips School of Game Planning and the Jason Garrett Institute for Workplace Mo...

    Blog | October 17, 2012
  15. Free Bobby Petrino

    Bryan Curtis

    While watching Arkansas's John L. Smith flick his tongue in and out of his mouth during his win over Auburn on Saturday — victory is more savory than bankruptcy — I had a thought. It inevitably falls into the contrarian/trollish category,...

    Blog | October 09, 2012
  16. The New Way to Hate Notre Dame

    Bryan Curtis

    Notre Dame is 4-0. Easy now. We've been here before. We're not going to get excited. By "we," I mean college fans who'd like to hate Notre Dame football again. Irish fans probably think we've hated their program in the same way, and with roughly the ...

    Blog | October 03, 2012