WINSTON SALEM, NC - SEPTEMBER 08: Wake Forest Demon Deacons head coach Jim Grobe during the game against the North Carolina Tar Heels at BB&T Field on September 8, 2012 in Winston Salem, North Carolina.  The Demon Deacons defeated the Tar Heels 28-27.  (Photo by Brian A. Westerholt/Getty Images)

Jim Grobe is a home-run hire for Baylor

There’s no other way to say it: Jim Grobe is a home-run hire for Baylor. Make no mistake about it, Grobe is just what the doctor ordered for both the football program and the university. A man of unquestioned integrity, many of Grobe’s former players loved playing for him because he cared about their development […]

Baylor football defeated Iowa State 71-7 on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at Floyd Casey Stadium.  

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Baylor football must fire all its coaches to move forward

The Baylor Board of Regents did the right thing by recommending that Art Briles be terminated after receiving Pepper Hamilton’s findings of fact. By dismissing an extremely successful head coach – the face of the Bear program – the board members let the whole world know the school cares more about the well-being of students than […]


Baylor, the day after, part III: the University of Tennessee

The Baylor scandal and its abhorrent, sickening actions — made worse by the fact that they happened in the years after the Penn State story broke — are still being sorted out. If you are reading columns on the Baylor story from writers across the country, you are likely encountering words to this effect: “Hopefully, […]

NCAA Football: Mississippi at Louisiana State

Ole Miss now waits on NCAA after releasing NOA

Ole Miss waits in the retroactive crosshairs of the NCAA Depending on which side of the fence you live on, Ole Miss releasing the Notice of Allegations from the NCAA and subsequent self-imposed penalties is a sigh of relief that it wasn’t worse, or justification that “those cheatin’ Rebels finally got theirs, and it’s only […]


Baylor, the day after, part II: punishment

Punishment is a very thorny subject — as a matter of morality, sure, but more fundamentally as an effective deterrent to future bad behavior. Punishment is always difficult to confront for human beings because the need to feel emotionally satisfied about the past and the need to create a safer future are not one and […]

FILE - In this Aug. 5, 2014, file photo,Baylor University President Ken Starr, left, jokes with head football coach Art Briles, right, on the first day of NCAA college football practice in Waco, Texas. Baylor University's board of regents says it will fire Briles and re-assign Starr in response to questions about its handling of sexual assault complaints against players.  The university said in a statement Thursday, May 26, 2016, that it had suspended Briles "with intent to terminate."  Starr will leave the position of president on May 31, but the school says he will serve as chancellor. (Rod Aydelotte/Waco Tribune-Herald via AP, File) MANDATORY CREDIT

Baylor, the day after, Part I: in pursuit of a better procedure

Punishment is red meat, and football is our comfort food, but procedure is the green salad of college sports. It’s not as sexy or as enjoyable to talk about, but it forms the basis of how we can create an environment in which less wrongdoing occurs. Procedure — if crafted creatively and effectively — enables […]


TSS Roundtable: Which team with a ton of preseason hype will be a paper tiger?

Our ongoing discussion of college football continues today with our second roundtable of the week. This spring and summer, the cast of writers here at the Student Section will discuss what’s going to happen on the gridiron this fall. Yesterday, we discussed which head coach you would pick if you had to win one game. […]


Meet a coordinator: Ed Warinner

Ed Warinner is a box of chocolates. The recent years of his coaching career show that you don’t know what’s next for this immensely gifted line coach and play caller. However, chocolates of any kind are delicious. Things usually turn out sweet for Warinner. Beyond the walls of The Ohio State University, the biggest curveball […]


TSS Roundtable: If You Had to Win a College Football Game, Your Head Coach Would Be…

It’s the middle of the week, which means it’s time to kick off another set of roundtable discussions. This week, we’ll be looking at some hypothetical matchups, as well as gaze into our respective crystal balls to predict what will happen this fall. If you’ve missed any of our previous discussions, we’ve included a list […]

NCAA Trophy

May is the best month for college sports

When people think about the pinnacle of college athletics, March Madness and the College Football Playoff (and, to a lesser extent, the other major bowls) come to mind. College football and basketball certainly are, by far, the two most popular college sports, and their respective championships become magnet events for many. I, however, am here to […]

"UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen (3) against Virginia Cavaliers in the first half of a NCAA college football game at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif., Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015.
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TSS Roundtable: Which Program Will Come Out of Nowhere and Reach the College Football Playoff?

It’s Wednesday, which means it’s to for our staff to discuss college football’s hottest topics. Thus far, we’ve talked about the best coaching hires, the worst coaching hires, the biggest surprise team, the most disappointing team, impact transfers, intriguing quarterback situations, next year’s NFL draft and sleeping giants in college football. Last week, our staff debated whether the Big 12 […]


NBA Draft Big Board, Volume 1

Now that the NFL Draft is over, a nation turns its lonely eye towards the NBA Draft (although the MLB Draft is before it, so maybe the eye is on that too). While there will be hundreds of places with mock drafts, this is a big board, meaning purely a ranking of the available prospects […]