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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. Dispatches From Bowlvania - The Last Crystal Football

    Holly Anderson

    In which Florida State bookends the BCS era

    Story | Conversation | January 07, 2014
  3. 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
  4. How Andre Iguodala is like Scottie Pippen

    Jonathan Abrams

    Andre Iguodala, one of the most versatile players in the NBA, could be the key to a championship for Golden State, but it took him years to find the right teammates — and some respect.

    Story | Conversation | December 11, 2013
  5. 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
  6. Oklahoma-Oklahoma State and the importance of national championsh...

    Brian Phillips

    On the eve of Bedlam, we ask: Is there too much emphasis on championships in college football?

    Story | Conversation | December 06, 2013
  7. Ohio State vs. Michigan and The Game

    Charles P. Pierce

    Alabama-Auburn was fun, but don't forget about Ohio State–Michigan, because this year The Game sure did have it all.

    Story | Conversation | December 02, 2013
  8. Seven Predictions for College Football's Second Half Based on One...

    Ed Feng

    We've hit college football's midway mark, but what do we really know? At this point last season, Oregon and Kansas State looked like legitimate BCS championship contenders, Geno Smith looked like a stronger Heisman candidate than Johnny Manziel, and ...

    Blog | October 15, 2013
  9. USMNT 'B' Team Looks to Impress Klinsmann at Gold Cup

    Noah Davis

    The CONCACAF Gold Cup is a silly tournament with a rather goofy name. It serves as the regional championship, which means a bunch of teams play a bunch of games, then the United States and Mexico meet in the finals. The structure of the tournament, w...

    Blog | July 09, 2013
  10. 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
  11. B.S. Report: Jon Hock and Chuck Klosterman

    Bill Simmons

    In Part 1 of 2, Bill Simmons calls up Jon Hock, the director of the latest 30 for 30 film, Survive and Advance, which chronicles the legendary national championship run of the 1983 NC State men's basketball team. Bill then calls up Chuck Klosterman t...

    Blog | April 04, 2013
  12. NC State basketball, David Thompson, and knee injuries in North C...

    Dave Tompkins

    Reflections on becoming a member of the Wolfpack, knee injuries, and going home again.

    Story | Conversation | February 26, 2013
  13. Marcus Smart to College Basketball: Hello

    Shane Ryan

    The most interesting part of the Puerto Rico Tipoff championship game, which ended with a 76-56 Oklahoma State upset over no. 6 NC State, was always going to be the point guard duel: Wolfpack junior Lorenzo Brown vs. Cowboy freshman Marcus Smart. Bro...

    Blog | November 19, 2012
  14. A potential shakeup in the Big Ten championship picture with the ...

    John Brandon

    Plus USC at UCLA, Oklahoma at West Virginia, and Notre Dame's hunk of a tight end.

    Story | Conversation | November 15, 2012
  15. College Basketball Team Previews: Indiana

    Shane Ryan

    Last week, we looked at the Dangerous Outsiders, the Royal Blues, and the Title Snipers. This week, we turn to four legitimate championship contenders. So far we've examined NC State, Ohio State, and Louisville. See the box below for those links. Now...

    Blog | November 02, 2012
  16. College Basketball Team Previews: Louisville

    Shane Ryan

    Last week, we looked at the Dangerous Outsiders, the Royal Blues, and the Title Snipers. See the box below for those links. This week, we turn to four legitimate championship contenders. So far we've examined NC State and Ohio State; today, it's the ...

    Blog | November 01, 2012