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Houston welcomes back Greg Ward in win over Navy

Houston welcomes back Greg Ward in win over Navy

Houston won a big game over Navy to set up a bigger date next week. Navy lost a big game, but nevertheless awaits a bigger affair in two weeks.Let me explain how this unique AAC West Division showdown bolstered Houston’s season but didn’t leave Navy empty-handed following the...

Roundtable discussion on college football playoffs

Roundtable discussion on college football playoffs

We have plenty to be thankful about as college football fans, especially now that we’re in the era of the college football playoff (CFP)The anticipation leading up to the reveal of the initial rankings was palpable and each week since, the ups and downs of the weekly release have...

Thanksgiving thoughts on traditional football weekend

Thanksgiving thoughts on traditional football weekend

Thanksgiving and football have gone together dating back to the late 1800s, so it’s nothing new. But there are always new reasons to give thanks. Here are my 13 football items to be thankful for on Thanksgiving Day for the 2015 season.— 1. I’m thankful for traditional college...

Elliott proves not not all college athletes ready to speak up

Elliott proves not not all college athletes ready to speak up

Three days ago, Ohio State running back Ezekiel Elliott ran out of the Heisman Trophy conversation on his own. His faux pas were poor performance, immature comments and public criticism of his coaches in the aftermath of the Buckeyes’ 17-14 upset loss to Michigan State.After...

Virginia Tech reminds us why we love college football

Virginia Tech reminds us why we love college football

At Virginia Tech, the Hokies showed us what college football can still mean to players and fans alike.They lost a game that was important to send out Coach Frank Beamer a winner in his final home game despite a disappointing season. When they lost in overtime to North Carolina,...

Temple reminds AAC the Owls still in running

Temple reminds AAC the Owls still in running

I’m watching Temple thoroughly handle Memphis while at the same time noticing an ESPN ticker scroll across the bottom of the screen including reports of schools lined up to hire Memphis coach Justin Fuente away from the Tigers.Funny there was no mention of anyone trying to hire...

Clemson needs to pummel Wake Forest

Clemson needs to pummel Wake Forest

You can count on Clemson rolling up big numbers against Wake Forest Saturday at Memorial Stadium. The reasons are simple:On Oct. 3, Clemson was fortunate to survive a Notre Dame comeback with a 24-22 victory in the rain at home. ... Click here for the rest of my Today's U...

Virginia Tech poised to celebrate Frank Beamer Day

Virginia Tech poised to celebrate Frank Beamer Day

As soon as Virginia Tech’s Frank Beamer announced his retirement effective at the end of the season, ACC coaches with a date remaining against the Hokies other than the final home game likely reacted similarly.“Whew!” they must have said, wiping their foreheads. ... Click...

Two Touchdown Men at Navy and Ferris State

Two Touchdown Men at Navy and Ferris State

One of my favorite Sports Illustrated covers featured San Diego Chargers wide receiver John Jefferson in 1979 when I was new to San Diego.The photo was a sideline shot sans helmet taken from the shoulder pads up. With his head cocked to the side, he stared with a focused look...

 College football roundtable

College football roundtable

College football never fails to deliver, does it?Almost predictably at this point, we had another weekend full of great action, an upset or two and a few more crazy finishes. ... Click here for the rest of my Today's U story