It’s The Game, and there’s nothing like it, even this year

Follow TSS on Twitter @TheStudentSect Author @TheCoachBart It’s defined not by traveling trophies, cute nicknames, or in-state borders. It’s called only, “The Game,” and while it’s cliche to say you don’t understand the hate unless you’ve been around it in any way … you don’t understand the hate unless you’ve been around it in any […]

Grant Hedrick

Boise State Takes Center Stage Saturday Night, As Its Battle With Marshall Intensifies

The College Football Playoff debate is the centerpiece of the 2014 season, but the Gang Of Five drama owns more prominence and centrality this week after Boise State and Marshall both cracked the top 25 in the College Football Playoff rankings. With Boise State sitting just one spot ahead of Marshall, this Saturday’s late game […]

Trevone Boykin, Michael Reynolds

TCU-Texas: If you want chaos at the end of this college football season, you don’t want an upset in this game

The past few years, the Thanksgiving night slate of college football games (usually two, sometimes only one) has not electrified the country, blessedly allowing Americans to spend more time with their loved ones (if they weren’t watching NFL games, of course). This year, however, one of the two Thanksgiving throwdowns owns some noticeable College Football […]


Florida State’s one big problem

On Twitter @TheStudentSect Author @TheCoachBart Florida State football has a problem if it plans on playing in the CFB Playoff extravaganza here in about a month and a half. When you think about it, we change very little in our basic reasoning from the moment we become old enough to understand right and wrong and […]

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The Bloguin Heisman Poll, week 13

The college football season is winding down and that means the Heisman race is heating up. Last week Melvin Gordon and Marcus Mariota were neck and neck in the polling with Jameis Winston getting the bronze. Wisconsin and FSU escaped their games while Oregon demolished Colorado. Let’s take a look at how this past weekend affected […]


2014 Maui Invitational Preview: Can Anyone Stop Arizona?

The Maui Invitational has long been the most prestigious and famous tournament during the nonconference season. With moments like Chaminade’s upset over Ralph Sampson led Virginia, or Adam Morrison’s performance in the 2005 Maui Invitational, the tournament has grown into the invitation all schools hope to receive. The weather sure doesn’t hurt either, I bet. […]

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Poll Dancing: Playoff Projections, Week MINNESOTA

Follow TSS On Twitter @TheStudentSect Author @TheCoachBart Like a meal you really wanted to have at a place you really wanted to eat, we got to the end pretty damn quickly, didn’t we? There are only two more weeks of college football … really only one full regular season weekend … and then it’s off […]


The sad fan index, week 13

The College Football season is coming to the end and that by itself is sad. What’s even more sad? When your team loses a key game down the stretch. Based on last weekend’s games, let’s take a look at the saddest fan bases in the college football spotlight: No. 1: Virginia Tech Hokies I think […]

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Should He Stay Or Should Bo Go? Assessing Bo Pelini at Nebraska After Another Blown Lead

Nebraska will not win the Big Ten this year. It won’t even win its division. Bo Pelini must endure another year of questions after his defense failed to protect another double-digit lead. Is Nebraska no longer “Nebraska,” or should the Huskers rightly expect more out of their program? That’s the question at the heart of […]


UCLA Re-Enters The Playoff Picture: Where would The Bruins stand against Ohio State?

UCLA has, in the eyes of some writers — such as Ted Miller of ESPN — re-entered the College Football Playoff discussion. What if the Bruins do manage to make the Pac-12 Championship Game and upend Oregon? How would UCLA compare at 11-2 to a 12-1 Ohio State team that struggled against Indiana on Saturday? […]


Notre Dame, Arkansas, Kentucky, Duke: The 1978 Final Four Has Taught Us An Important College Football Lesson in 2014

In 1978, college basketball’s Final Four convened in St. Louis, Missouri: Notre Dame, Arkansas, Kentucky, and Duke competed for the national championship in hoops. This year, the 1978 Final Four has taught college football fans and pundits a lesson that must be absobed each and every autumn: The process of grading teams doesn’t fully end […]