December 11, 2013 Student athletes know they need to avoid concussions. But hits that don't cause concussion symptoms can affect the brain, too. Researchers are now trying to figure out who is most at risk from those smaller hits, and if they can be warned in advance.
September 24, 2013 Punished after the Jerry Sandusky child sex scandal, the school has since made "progress toward ensuring athletics integrity," the NCAA says. So, a limit on how many scholarships it can give to football players is being eased.
September 11, 2013 Sports Illustrated is this week posting a five-part expose about the school's football program. Among OSU's alleged transgressions: money paid to players; tutors doing players' schoolwork; and women from a "hostess program" having sex with recruits.
September 8, 2013 Last night's college football game between the University of Michigan and Notre Dame was the final match-up between the longtime rivals to be played in Ann Arbor for a while. And Notre Dame's looming suspension of the teams' long-time rivalry inspired a unique musical choice.
August 17, 2013 The results mirror an earlier USA Today coaches poll that also put the Crimson Tide in the No. 1 spot. The team is going for a third-straight national title.
August 2, 2013 A newly outsized logo is part of a Texas college's broader plan to change the fortunes of its football team. The Lions of Texas A&M University-Commerce won only a single game last year.
January 16, 2013 Manti Te'o, who nearly won the Heisman Trophy, is at the center of what Deadspin calls a "hoax," in which the story of lost love was created to bolster his personal myth. The site is questioning the existence of a girl Te'o has said inspired him to new heights. He has not yet responded to the story; we'll update this post with any new information as it emerges.
April 27, 2012 It looks like the sport is headed to a four-team tournament. Good idea?
January 9, 2012 The consensus seems to be that tonight's BCS championship game between No. 2 Alabama and No. 1 LSU will be a defensive struggle, similar to the touchdown-free game they played on Nov. 5. But while they field elite defenses, LSU and Alabama's squads have very different strengths.
December 5, 2011 There's a little Luck, a lot of Ball and even a Honey Badger among the five finalists for college football's top individual honor, the Heisman Trophy. It'll be presented Saturday night in New York.
November 28, 2011 The coach led Florida to two national championships, then retired after the 2010 season. He's an Ohio native and began his coaching career as a graduate assistant with Ohio State.
October 6, 2011 With college sports conferences realigning themselves as if they were inspired by the Human Centipede movies, another twist has emerged today, with Texas Christian University opting to leave the Big East — a conference it had not yet formally joined — in favor of the Big 12.
August 30, 2011 In the first hour of Talk of the Nation, college football scandals, and why more invasive doesn't always mean better medicine. In the second hour, the author of What It Is Like To Go To War, and TOTN summer movie series concludes with a look at the best Liz Taylor films.