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  1. About Last Night: Big House Party

    Spike Friedman

    In case you wasted your one phone call on Shane Ryan, here's what you missed in sports on New Year's Day: It was a snowy Winter Classic at Michigan Stadium, where the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Detroit Red Wings, 3-2, in a shootout in front of...

    Blog | January 02, 2014
  2. If the College Football Playoff Began This Season, Which Four Tea...

    Ed Feng

    Michigan State brought tranquility to this year's championship race by eliminating Ohio State from the ranks of the undefeateds and paving the way for a Florida State–Auburn title game matchup devoid of the chaos and controversy that has so oft...

    Blog | December 10, 2013
  3. College Football, Week 15: The Kingdom, the Power, and the Person...

    Holly Anderson

    We've never been able to have terribly productive conversations with readers who begin diatribes with "THE MEDIA ..." due in some part to the fondness those folks have for claiming NARRATIVE MANIPULATION. There are a couple of problems with this: ...

    Blog | December 09, 2013
  4. College Football, Week 11: Run Like Hell

    Holly Anderson

    The race to the BCS games commences each August as a clown car of near-limitless capacity. It careers into Week 1 crammed with 120-some teams, each anointed with some degree of possibility, however finite, of stringing together a perfect season and h...

    Blog | November 11, 2013
  5. We Went There: No. 5 Stanford 26, No. 3 Oregon 20

    Holly Anderson

    That hypothetical we posed yesterday, about whether it'd be more painful to be knocked out of the running for the national title by an outright loss or by the cruelty of polls and unfeeling computers and the glaring lack of a playoff system? Followin...

    Blog | November 08, 2013
  6. Weeknight College Football and You: Frequently Asked Questions

    Holly Anderson

    You may not be in the mood to hear this the morning after a Seneca Wallace–Josh McCown duel, but America is currently riding an unbroken streak of days blessed with televised football that stretches back to last Wednesday and continues through ...

    Blog | November 05, 2013
  7. 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
  8. College Football, Week 7: Who Made This Mess???

    Holly Anderson

    Give thanks for the actual playing of college football contests, because without laboratory disasters like Week 7’s meat extruder explosion, we'd have to be worlds more demented to create these story lines on our own. Missouri perches precariou...

    Blog | October 14, 2013
  9. College Football, Week 6: Live in the Now

    Holly Anderson

    Last Thursday, we wondered what this weekend might make of four would-be contenders — teams that emerged from September comfortably within the Top 25 and looking as though they might be cut out for a January Pasadena adventure, but that had som...

    Blog | October 07, 2013
  10. Q&A: Mike Leach, the Pirate of the Palouse

    Holly Anderson

    The Washington State Cougars followed up Mike Leach's 3-9 inaugural campaign with a season-opening loss to Auburn, only to turn around the next week and upset then–no. 25 USC in the Coliseum. After a walkover victory against Southern Utah and a...

    Blog | September 24, 2013
  11. College Football, Week 4: Ring the Bells That Can Still Ring

    Holly Anderson

    Sporting America knew what it was getting into with Week 4. We can say that, at least. But with dozens of games on the slate, there's always going to be room for surprises. You might have dreaded the prospect of watching Michigan vs. UConn, or Arkans...

    Blog | September 23, 2013
  12. Draw It Up: LaMichael James' 58-Yard Touchdown

    Chris B. Brown

    If the incessant roar of "Suck for Luck" is any indication, Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck has an exceedingly bright future ahead of him. But his present — one that he surely hoped would include a Heisman Trophy and a shot at a national champ...

    Blog | November 14, 2011
  13. Stanford Shows Oregon Its Own Brand of Old-School Football

    Chris Brown

    It can't be overstated just how impressive Stanford's 17-15 overtime victory over Oregon was. Stanford almost entirely shut down Oregon and its record-setting offense, the same offense that shredded the Cardinal 53-30 last season. Last year, Oregon's...

    Blog | November 20, 2012