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George Costanza explains why we watched Cure Bowl

George Costanza explains why we watched Cure Bowl

San Jose State beat Georgia State 27-16 on Saturday in the AutoNation Cure Bowl in Orlando, Fla.The best person to explain why this game was on TV would be George Costanza, Jerry Seinfeld’s fictional sidekick from the classic comedy series. George, in one episode, explained to an...

San Diego State SuperFan streak comes to an end

San Diego State SuperFan streak comes to an end

San Diego State’s Tom Ables announced with a Twitter message and email today that his national leading active streak for attending a team’s home-and-away football games has been forced to an end at 600.Ables, 89, said two ear infections are preventing him from flying to...

Dabo Sweeney no longer needs Ah Shucks personna

Dabo Sweeney no longer needs Ah Shucks personna

Clemson coach Dabo Swinney took a seat with Alabama’s Nick Saban, Michigan State’s Mark Dantonio and Oklahoma’s Bob Stoops last week when the coaches representing the four teams in the College Football Playoff gathered in Atlanta.The first question Swinney fielded regarded an...

Hire of Montomery calms the East Carolina waters

Hire of Montomery calms the East Carolina waters

GREENVILLE, N.C. – East Carolina athletic director Jeff Compher limited his pool of coaches to replace the popular Ruffin McNeill when his surprise announcement 11 days ago to fire the coach was met by protests from ECU students and fans.He was fortunate, from that...

Dexter Lawrence picks Clemson over Alabama and NC State

Dexter Lawrence picks Clemson over Alabama and NC State

WAKE FOREST, N.C. – Wake Forest High 5-star defensive lineman Dexter Lawrence pulled out a Clemson hat to reveal his college destination at a press conference Monday at the school auditorium, but he did it with one final move.The hat scene sounds simple and common in this...

Heisman Trophy trustees and voters blew it again

Heisman Trophy trustees and voters blew it again

Open letter to Heisman Trophy trustees James Corcoran and Brian D. Obergfell:This letter is for both of you, but I hope you share it with fellow trustees.Your 929 voters for the Heisman Trophy blew it. Again. Alabama running back Derrick Henry won based on a disturbing...

CFP Roundtable on conference games and bowl trips

CFP Roundtable on conference games and bowl trips

Can you believe that college football bowl season is here?Championship weekend didn’t disappoint, and in fact, it set us up for success as fans. Clemson, Alabama, Michigan State and Oklahoma have been pegged as the “final four” of this year’s College Football Playoff, and we’re...

Vander Laan takes his career to Waldorf Astoria

Vander Laan takes his career to Waldorf Astoria

NEW YORK – Ferris State University quarterback Jason Vander Laan demonstrated how far an NCAA Division II football player can take a career his career.Vander Laan sat on a dais Tuesday morning at the elegant and historic Waldorf-Astoria Hotel for a press conference. He was one of...

Hall of Famer Lincoln Kennedy issues statement on college football

Hall of Famer Lincoln Kennedy issues statement on college football

NEW YORK – Lincoln Kennedy offered a presidential address about the state of college football midway through the 1992 season in a “Sports Illustrated” story. He was a Washington offensive tackle, an elite player worth quoting.His college stardom eventually earned immortal status...

Rob Lytle son comes through at Hall of Fame

Rob Lytle son comes through at Hall of Fame

NEW YORK – Kelly Lytle took his seat on a dais at the elegant Waldorf Astoria’s Hotel’s Empire Room for a Tuesday morning press conference, preceding the evening College Football Hall of Fame enshrinement ceremonies.He found himself alongside 14 other players and two coaches in...