Ole Miss and State are undefeated, and Mississippi is struggling to explain what it all means, Wright Thompson writes.
He was a Notre Dame fan who died late this season. And there was more to his life than just football.
In his car, on his couch, at his office, on the field ... for 14 days, the Tigers' coach has thought about nothing but beating the Crimson Tide.
The ideas of family, and of home, are inexorably wound together, much like the stories of the integration of Ole Miss in 1962, and of the university's dominant football team that fall.
Ohio State coach Urban Meyer's new commitment to balancing work and family life
Thirty years after Bear Bryant's final season, the person who knew him best struggles to remember the man behind the myth. He's not alone.
Turning out the lights: The end of a week, and an era, at Penn State
Joe Paterno's son soaks in the surroundings of grief and finds comfort
Penn State was a place from another time, in a self-proclaimed happy valley. Now, scorched by scandal, the town that Joe Paterno built struggles to define its icon and itself.
LSU coach Les Miles juggles family and football in the shadow of the Alabama showdown
For ESPN The Magazine's college football preview, Wright Thompson tells the story of the poisoned oaks at Toomer's Corner in Auburn.
Wright Thompson sits down with Harvey Updyke, the man accused of poisoning the iconic trees at Toomer's Corner in Auburn, Ala.
Blue-chip defensive tackle Jerrell Powe will re-sign with Ole Miss despite earlier eligibility issues.