Concussion Review (1/16/2016)

January 17, 2016

Concussion? Well, by Hollywood’s typical “based on a true story” standards, the movie presents an interesting tale, but you’d be well-advised to remember that many of the details have little, in fact, to do with reality. Which is a shame really, because the real-life story of Dr. Bennet Omalu’s efforts to shine a light on the connection between concussions and Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) in the face of a hostile NFL deserved a better…

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RoadTrip Replay: July 18, 2015

January 14, 2016

CANTON, Ohio – It’s hard to believe that another college football season has come and gone, and it started a little earlier for the College Football America Yearbook staff this year. In July, the city of Canton, Ohio, played host to the IFAF Senior World Championship at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium. The tournament was originally scheduled to be played in Sweden, but when the original plans fell through, USA Football…

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Seminoles’ legend headlines 2016 HOF class

Legendary Florida State Seminoles’ linebacker Derrick Brooks heads a class of 16 players and coaches added to the College Football Hall of Fame in an announcement today. Brooks was a two-time Unanimous All-American in 1993 and 1994, and was named the ACC’s Defensive Player of the Year in 1994. He followed his outstanding career at Florida State with an even more impressive 14-year career in the NFL in which he was a…

January 9, 2016
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January 9: Three college football legends born

This Day in College Football History: January 9 Two College Football Hall of Fame inductees were born on this date along with a recent major award winner who will likely someday join them. Ben Ticknor and Jerome “Brud” Holland both enjoyed Hall of Fame careers in the first half of the last century while Justin Blackmon was a two-time winner of the Biletnikoff Award in 2010 and 2011. Ticknor was…

January 9, 2016
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NCAA FBS: Reynolds leads Navy past Pitt, 44-28

FACEBOOK GAMEDAY GALLERY: Navy 44, Pittsburgh 28 MONDAY, DECEMBER 28, 2015 Photos by Kendall Webb ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Navy quarterback Keenan Reynolds had one more record-breaking performance left in the tank while leading his Midshipmen to a 44-28 win over the Pittsburgh Panthers in the Military Bowl on Monday, December 28. Played at the Midshipmen’s own home field — Navy-Marine Corp Memorial Stadium — the bowl was Reynolds’ final appearance in…

January 1, 2016
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NCAA FBS: Western Michigan 45, Middle Tennessee 31

FACEBOOK GAMEDAY GALLERY: Western Michigan 45, Middle Tennessee 31 THURSDAY, DECEMBER 24, 2015 Photos by Kendall Webb NASSAU, Bahamas – Jamauri Bogan rushed for 215 yards including four touchdowns Thursday to lead the Western Michigan Broncos to their first-ever bowl win in a 45-31 victory over the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders in the Popeye’s Bahamas Bowl. On a day when virtually all of Western Michigan’s big stars shined, none were brighter than the…

December 24, 2015
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BLUE-GREY ALL-AMERICAN BOWL: West 21, East 14

FACEBOOK GAMEDAY GALLERY: Blue-Grey West 21, Blue-Grey East 14 SUNDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2015 Photos by Chuck Cox ARLINGTON, Texas – The West defeated the East, 21-14, in the first of three Blue-Grey All-American Bowls Sunday night at AT&T Stadium. Paten Snell from the West was named Offensive MVP, while James Brown from the East was named Defensive MVP. The West coaching staff included Mark McMillian (head coach), George Martinez (offensive…

December 24, 2015
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RoadTripSports.com All-America Team

The first RoadTripSports.com All-America Team features 85 players selected by the staff of the College Football America Yearbook representing 47 NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision programs. The staff also selected its coaches and players of the year to coincide with the release of the All-America team. Kirk Ferentz of Iowa is the Coach of the Year after leading the Hawkeyes to a 12-0 start and an appearance in the Big Ten…

December 19, 2015
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NCAA FCS: Gamecocks rush past Buccaneers, 58-38

FACEBOOK GAMEDAY GALLERY: Jacksonville State 58, Charleston Southern 38 FRIDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2015 Photos by Kendall Webb JACKSONVILLE, Ala. – A relatively quiet first half erupted into a second half full of offensive fireworks as Jacksonville State eliminated Charleston Southern from the FCS playoffs in a 58-38 win Friday night. The host Gamecocks led just 13-10 at halftime before erupting for 45 second-half points. They needed most of them to…

December 11, 2015
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NCAA FBS: Texas survives Baylor comeback, 23-17

FACEBOOK GAMEDAY GALLERY: Texas 23, Baylor 17 SATURDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2015 Photos by Kendall Webb WACO, Texas – Don’t expect any grand proclamations this time after the Texas Longhorns outlasted the depleted Baylor Bears 23-17 on a spectacular Saturday afternoon at McLane Stadium in Waco, Texas. It’s the second time this year that the Longhorns have knocked off one of the top teams in the Big 12 in what has…

December 7, 2015
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