Bloguin Top 50: No. 11 — Missouri

Missouri Tigers 2014 Record: 11-3, 7-1 SEC (won bowl game) 1 Burning Question: They can’t possibly win the East again, right? After their first season in the SEC in 2012, the Tigers appeared to be in over their heads. Head coach Gary Pinkel was presumed to be on the hot seat, and questions lingered: Was […]

Bloguin Top 50: No. 17 — Arizona

Arizona Wildcats 2014 Record: 10-4, 7-2 Pac-12 (lost bowl game) 1 Burning Question: Can the Wildcats achieve a consistent level of play? When they needed to, the Wildcats looked great in solid wins over Oregon in October, over Utah on the road, and over Arizona State in the Territorial Cup game to clinch the Pac-12 […]

Bloguin Top 50: No. 24 — Arizona State

Arizona State Sun Devils 2014 Record: 10-3 (won bowl game) 1 Burning Question: Is this the year the Sun Devils break through? Todd Graham has done wonders for Arizona State’s flagging football program, and the “sleeping giant” of programs appears to be stirring. However, the Sun Devils still have not won an outright conference title […]

Is Harbaugh to Michigan Really a Guaranteed Success?

The term alma mater means nourishing mother in Latin, and while it has a variety of uses, it usually refers to the place where one went to school-particularly college. In that sense, the school was the nourishing mother, or the place where you were able to get the sustaining materials necessary to grow. And while […]

UAB Eliminating Football Program Might Only Be The Beginning

The University of Alabama-Birmingham announced Tuesday that they would be eliminating their football program after the 2014-15 academic year. School president Ray Watts informed the team of the decision in a tense meeting Tuesday afternoon. Along with the football program being eliminated, the sports of bowling and rifle were terminated as well. According to a […]

North Carolina Academic Scandal A Stain On Program And University

It was born, in theory, out of good intentions. That is the most frustrating thing about the massive academic fraud situation that is took place for nearly two decades at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. That scandal, which involved thousands of students and student-athletes taking part in a “shadow curriculum” of paper classes within […]

David Ash Should Consider Retirement

As media, it’s easy to try and tell an athlete what they should be doing instead of letting them live their own lives. When it comes to intercollegiate athletics, it is way too easy to assume this hectoring, lecturing pose. With that being said, I’m probably about to adopt this pose with the very next […]