Reimagining the NFL’s Super Bowl history

The AFC and NFC Conference Championship Games will be played tomorrow, Sunday, January 24, and the two winners will advance to the Super Bowl. Games like these go a long way toward defining the legacy of an NFL franchise – not to mention how a franchise is perceived historically. Some teams never get over the championship game hump while others have stumbled initially but recovered in subsequent appearances. Other franchises have performed well…

January 23, 2016

Legends of California: The Golden Bear Quarterbacks

The 2016 NFL Draft is not considered a great draft for quarterback prospects. There are no ‘can’t-miss’ talents like there are in some years, and that fact was highlighted by the 2015 Heisman Trophy vote when two running backs slugged it out for the trophy. From 2000-2014, the award went to a quarterback 13 out of 15 times, and 39 of the 61 finalists during that timeframe were quarterbacks. If…

January 22, 2016

1/20/2016: Two players cut from The Program

Eight players from our Class of 2013 have declared as early entries for the 2016 NFL Draft. That drops our active roster to 64 players. With a new class of 27 freshmen coming on board in February on National Signing Day, that means we would have 91 players in The Program. To adhere to NCAA FBS standards of 85 scholarships, at some point between then and now, we’ll have to…

January 20, 2016

Heisman History: Alabama Crimson Tide

January 19, 2016

You don’t have to go back too far to find the Alabama Crimson Tide’s first Heisman Trophy winner. Prior to Nick Saban’s arrival in 2007, no Tide player had ever won college football’s top individual honor, but since 2009, the Tide have had two winners from among five finalists. Mark Ingram was the first Crimson Tide player to hoist the Heisman that year when he edged Stanford’s Toby Gerhart by a…


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…


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…


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

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

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

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