College Basketball: The Big Ten limps into conference play

With conference play beginning across the nation next week, one pressing question applies to much of the Midwest: When did the Big Ten become the “Mediocre 13 and Wisconsin?” Outside of the Badgers, nearly every other team has fallen to a lesser opponent or otherwise faces serious issues coming into Big Ten play. However, it […]

The 10 Most Significant Cotton Bowls

The Cotton Bowl faded into relative obscurity over the past two decades, due to the death of the Southwest Conference and a reshuffling of the New Year’s Day bowl lineup. Beginning in the latter half of the 1990s and continuing for a number of years, the Cotton Bowl was moved to a late-morning kickoff for […]

The 10 Most Significant Orange Bowls

The Orange Bowl’s reputation and stature took at hit in the Bowl Championship Series era. Think of Louisville-Wake Forest in 2007 and Cincinnati-Virginia Tech in 2009 in terms of buzz. Consider 2010 Iowa-Georgia Tech and 2012 West Virginia-Clemson in terms of attendance. This was not the same kind of event it was in the early […]

The 5 Most Memorable Fiesta Bowls

The annual renewal of what are now called the New Year’s Six bowls marks the perfect time to look back at these classic postseason events. The Fiesta Bowl doesn’t own the longevity of the other New Year’s Six bowls, but its most memorable games left quite an imprint on the college football history books and […]

Mike Gundy and Oklahoma State: Evolving Power Dynamics in College Football

After reading Oklahoma State athletic director Mike Holder’s recent comments about Mike Gundy, it would be hard to imagine a more bizarre working relationship in major college athletics. The money passage from Holder’s interview with columnist Berry Tramel: In the past, Holder and OSU coach Mike Gundy have disagreed over scheduling. Gundy prefers a […]

Christmas Day Bowl Memories: The Sun And The Aloha Bowls

A personal opinion: Christmas Day should shelve the sports. No day during the year should be more reserved for quiet time and a respite from frantic commercial activity than Christmas Day. * end of personal opinion* With that having been said, football fans who are at least 35 years old almost certainly recall the days […]

Christmas And The Bowls You Just Watched: Santa Coach Is Coming To Town

He’s making a list. Checking it twice. Studying kickers and when he should ice. Santa Coach is coming… to town. * HO, HO, HO! MERRRRRRRRY BOWL SEASON! This isn’t about being naughty or nice, as you can see from the adjusted song lyrics above. This is about making some basic game management decisions as a […]

Mike Bobo To Colorado State: What The Move Means For Georgia

Georgia offensive coordinator Mike Bobo wanted to scratch an itch to become a head coach, and after Colorado State couldn’t land Oregon offensive coordinator Scott Frost, the Rams pursued Bobo, and he accepted the job. One SEC offensive coordinator, Jim McElwain, left Alabama to lead the Rams, and now another SEC offensive coordinator has made […]

Mike Bobo is the Right Choice For Colorado State

Colorado State knocked the ball out of the park by hiring Mike Bobo. The under-appreciated Georgia offensive coordinator has a distinguished resume and is just what the program needs to build upon the success of the Jim McElwain era. Make no mistake about it: Bobo isn’t perfect. Anyone who’s spent five minutes on a college […]

The 5 most underwhelming College Football teams in 2014

Follow TSS on Twitter @TheStudentSect Author @TheCoachBart We’ve all been there. Your buddies tell you to go to a certain restaurant because the burgers are great, or the steaks are amazing, and you won’t be disappointed. We’ll stick with burgers in this example. So you get a Friday night and you’re all stoked to go […]

The Miami Beach Brawl: A Collection Of Images

The first Miami Beach Bowl was a messy and poorly-coached but immensely entertaining game. Memphis and BYU put on a double-overtime show for a national audience… and no one’s going to remember that years from now. The main thing — possibly the only thing — casual fans will take away from this game is that […]

5 Things We Learned From Day One Of The Bowl Season

The bowl season began with five games on Saturday. What’s worth retaining from these games? Here’s a short list. 5 – GAME MANAGEMENT, BOWL STYLE:  COACHES WHO TREATED BOWLS AS FUN EVENTS WERE REWARDED This is a topic we wrote about earlier in the week: Bowl games demand a different approach relative to the regular […]

Flashback Friday: The best bowl performances of 2013

With the bowl games starting Saturday, I thought it would be interesting to take a quick peek at last year and which players had the best individual performances (in a winning effort): * Teddy Bridgewater — Louisville Stat Line: 35/45, 447 yards passing, 3 TD, 0 INT, 1 rushing TD Final Score: Louisville 36, Miami […]