SEC announces East-West crossover games for 2014 through 2025

Conference expansion, boiled down to its its roots: positive, more money; negative, two presidential elections will pass between Alabama makes its next trip to the Swamp. We well know by now where conference commissioners and university presidents stand but, as an outsider, it sure...

Why Rutgers and Maryland joined the Big Ten, in one simple chart

If you're a purist like me, you rejected the idea of Maryland and Rutgers joining the Big Ten like a popsicle dipped in antifreeze but, regardless of what you and I think, both schools officially join the league in a month and a half....

Study: The 25 highest-paid university presidents vs. their coaches

The Chronicle of Higher Education unveiled salary information for 256 college presidents in fiscal year 2013 on Sunday, and it's an interesting list. In general, high-level collegiate coaching pays better than high-level academia. The 50th highest-paid university president made $621,200 in 2013 (SUNY system's...

Video: All access look at the duties of an FBS ‘Director of Player Development’

Every FBS program has multiple people in roles assigned to helping players off the field reach their full potential as people, students, and athletes. Throughout the off season we field a lot of questions about the specific job duties of guys in "player development"...

Watch Peyton Manning’s address to the newest class of University of Virginia graduates

You know Peyton Manning as a future Hall of Fame quarterback, corporate pitchman and deadpan comedian. But how about Peyton Manning, master orator?  Manning spoke at the University of Virginia's Valediction ceremony on Saturday, displaying real wisdom in encouraging the latest class of graduates to...

You’re on vacation and your top recruit calls. What do you do?

The word "vacation" is a word that is used quite lightly in the coaching profession. With smart phones and your duties as a coach, you never really have an opportunity to "get away from everything" and enjoy a vacation like a lot of professions....

NC State has some interesting new alternative helmets. See the team reaction

North Carolina unveiled some new carbon fiber / black helmets over the weekend, complete with a very unique twist. The helmets will also feature wolf eyes on the back that stare directly into your soul. NC State has been pretty traditional in the past...

Bielema tweets that ‘Hogzilla’ is coming this fall

It may only be Sunday, but Bret Bielema already has my favorite tweet of the week. Trying to capitalize on the Hollywood "Godzilla" hype, Bielema tweeted this earlier today. Notice the coaching staff named up top. Bielema and "Hogzilla" will debut against Auburn on...

Behind the Rage: Video update on Louisiana-Lafayette’s stadium expansion

With three straight 9-4 seasons capped by three straight New Orleans Bowl wins, a share of the 2013 league crown, and a 25,000-plus 2013 attendance average (best of all returning Sun Belt schools), Louisiana-Lafayette is arguably the healthiest program in its league and one...