- Opinion: Bowl Game Berth Not What It Used to Be
by Kelly Gramlich December 2016
There's a growing majority of people who have become fed up with bowl season and have legitimate gripes when it comes to how college football conducts its postseason.
- For Kiffin, Florida Atlantic Was Best Option
by Dan Wolken December 2016
Lane Kiffin on Monday agreed to become the head coach at Florida Atlantic, a fledgling football program that plays in the Conference USA, won 19 games over the last six seasons and whose entire athletics department budget for this year was projected to be $27.1 million.
- Securing Sponsorships a Challenge for Bowls
by Brent Schrotenboer December 2016
Sometime during the last 30 years, all the postseason bowl games in college football figured out an easy way to make millions of dollars. All they had to do was change their names.
- Big Ten's Delany: Playoff Field Fine at Four Teams
by G. Schroeder December 2016
The Big Ten's commissioner was for conference champions only in the College Football Playoff before he was, well, not exactly against it, but OK with the concept of allowing a non-champion into the four-team field.
- Tennessee Explains Hiring of Recruit's Older Sister
by Rhiannon Potkey December 2016
The University of Tennessee football program knew there would be some eyebrows raised when it hired Ashley Smith in July as the executive assistant to coach Butch Jones. Smith is the older sister of Trey Smith, a five-star offensive tackle from Jackson who committed to Tennessee on Tuesday.
- Briles Files Suit Against Baylor Administrators
by Jason Scott December 2016
In a lawsuit filed Thursday in Llano County, Texas, ex-Baylor head coach Art Briles has alleged that three university regents and the school vice president have unjustly harmed his reputation and interfered with his ability to get a job in the wake of an ongoing sexual assault scandal.
- Class-Action Suit Targets Big 12, NCAA
by Courtney Cameron December 2016
The Big 12 will be joining the NCAA as a defendant in a refiled civil lawsuit brought by former members of the University of Texas at Austin football team. Former athletes and their families are seeking damages for brain injuries sustained on the college playing field.
- Temple Expects Assistants to Coach Military Bowl
by Marc Narducci December 2016
Although some Temple assistant coaches are likely to join Matt Rhule at Baylor, an Owls spokesman said Wednesday that all of them are expected to coach in the Military Bowl against Wake Forest on Dec. 27 in Annapolis, Md.
- U. of Dayton Sued for Alleged Football Hazing Incident
by Mark Gokavi December 2016
Max Engelhart claims he was forced to chug high-alcohol drinks as part of a "Mad Dogs" initiation to the University of Dayton football team two years ago. Engelhart woke up Dec. 8, 2014 covered in his own body waste and with a concussion.
- College Strength Coaches See Roles, Salaries Expand
by Paul Myerberg, Steve Berkowitz and Christopher Schnaars December 2016
For years, dating to the widespread advent of dedicated strength-and-conditioning programs in the 1970s, strength coaches have been heard but rarely seen. Now, these coaches are taking on far more important roles as co-head coaches and as vitally important, year-round cogs for any successful program.