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  1. Week 13 College Football Viewing Guide: Buzz, Your Girlfriend

    Holly Anderson

    Fully 10 (10! Count 'em!) ranked teams went down in Week 12, mostly to also-ranked opponents, but some just to pure November berserkery. Week 13 brings what we're going to charitably refer to as a significant drop-off in the numbe...

    Blog | November 20, 2014
  2. Rich Rodriguez and Arizona, Playing From Minute One

    Holly Anderson

    A block or so down Sixth Street, across the Highland Quad from the stadium where Arizona's Wildcats make their home, a structure not unlike a space-age tree fort houses the university's Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research. The lab, which exis...

    Blog | October 24, 2014
  3. Notre Dame’s Adolescent Defense and the Teachable Moment of...

    Holly Anderson

    At an Atlanta gate for a flight to Chicago the weekend of the Stanford-Notre Dame game, with weather forecasts calling for 40-something temperatures and spitting rain in South Bend, a group of Fighting Irish alumni stood making wry jokes ab...

    Blog | October 17, 2014
  4. Week 6 College Football Viewing Guide: Glory, Glory, Red October

    Holly Anderson

    Brothers and sisters, prepare to fall face-first into a garden of earthly delights, and also of scorpions. Five SEC West teams enter Week 6 undefeated; all five play division games this weekend, and four of them are playing each other. All over the c...

    Blog | October 02, 2014
  5. Week 5 College Football Viewing Guide: The Fringe of the Oasis

    Holly Anderson

    We're here! Sort of! League play begins to flow in earnest this week, with three conference games on Thursday night alone, continuing into Saturday with scattered rivalry clashes. The Little Brown Jug, Iron Skillet, and mild cussing rights...

    Blog | September 25, 2014
  6. Hazy Forecast: What’s to Come for Oregon State and the Pac-...

    Holly Anderson

    Two weeks into the 2014 season, we're not quite sure what to make of the Pac-12 North, which many thought would be one of the deepest divisions in college football. That's OK. Two weeks is a blip. But while we're still h...

    Blog | September 10, 2014
  7. 2014 College Football Preview: The Pac-12

    Holly Anderson

    W ith 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? Previously: the SEC and the ACC. Next up: the Pa...

    Blog | August 12, 2014
  8. Dispatches From Bowlvania - We Were Promised a Rose Garden

    Holly Anderson

    On today's itinerary: A thorny affair fertilizes its flowers with our blood.

    Story | Conversation | January 02, 2014
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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