May 31, 2011

Boise State tweaks uniforms for 2011

It appears that Boise State will be tweaking its uniform designs for the upcoming football season...

May 29, 2011

Five Steps to College Football Perfection

As an unwashed American football fan there is nothing quite like Saturday afternoon's come fall time. The pageantry and emotion of college football is something to behold. It washes over this great nation of ours from Labor Day to New Year's, bringing memories of games won and lost, and stories which speak to the soul. The game, however, is not without flaw. I submit to you five rule changes that would remedy what I consider small residue on the nearly-spotless garment of college football. (EDITORS NOTE: THIS IS NOT ANOTHER LAME ANTI/PRO BCS ARTICLE. YOU ARE FREE TO CONTINUE READING)

May 27, 2011

Rate That Uni: New Mexico

Up next in our Rate That Uni series is New Mexico. The Lobos made some uniform changes a couple seasons ago. Do our panelists like it? And give us your voice as well: how do you like the look of the New Mexico Lobos? Vote in the poll at the bottom and leave your comments as well.

** Editor's Note: UNM is primed to get new football uni's as early as this season.**

A College Football Premier League?

Where would a school like ECU land?
Two days ago, Tony Barnhart of CBSSports.com wrote an article about a premier-league-type divide in college football. He allows some conspiratorial-like speculation to consider if there are ulterior reasons behind all the new, booming television deals and research into providing athletes with full-cost scholarships.

What would this new league look like?

May 26, 2011

Rate That Uni: Colorado State

After yesterday's polarizing post on the bright uniforms of Boise State, we continue in the Mountain West and move southeast to Fort Collins, for the Colorado State Rams.  It appears our panelists are slightly disenchanted by CSU's new uniforms they debuted in 2010.

After reading our thoughts, tell us what you think in the poll at the bottom of  the post, and feel free to leave comments.


May 25, 2011

Rate That Uni: Boise State

Second up in our Rate That Uni series is Boise State. Besides racking up the most wins in the last decade, the Broncos have garnered much attention from their blue-turf field as well...but what about their uniforms?

Our panelists definitely have opinions on this matter. Read up, then tell us what you think in the poll below!


May 24, 2011

Rate That Uni: Air Force

Today starts the beginning of our Rate That Uni series, and today, we kick things off with the Air Force Falcons.  Join us for the next few weeks as we share our opinions on college football uniforms from around the West, and make your vote count as well!  Each post will have a poll at the bottom where you can give your own ratings to the uniforms.  Results will be compiled and shared when we have completed posts for each conference.

We welcome John Cary who joins us in our look at college football uniforms. John has gone back and forth with us on Twitter in discussions on many uniforms, so we're glad to welcome him for this special series.


May 23, 2011

BYU and ESPN attempting to bring the bacon

If even just most of the rumors now coming out about BYU's future schedules are true, even BYU fans couldn't have imagined such a compelling national schedule like the one the Cougars seem to be rolling out.

The long-rumored agreement with Hawaii that became official today, which has BYU playing Hawaii "almost annually" through 2020, is the official BYU scheduling news of the day.  The names in the rumor mill, however, are interesting. Very interesting.

May 22, 2011

How Twitter Changed My Sports Fandom

Twitter has completely changed the way I intake, view, and digest the sporting experience.

The day was December 6, 2009. I had recently signed up for Twitter and was finding my way. The BCS Selection Show was about two hours from beginning. As a fan of Non-AQ football, I was excited to see where undefeated Boise State and undefeated TCU would be placed in the Bowl Championship Series. I was scrolling through tweets from commentators predicting where each team would end up. Then it happened. Pete Thamel of the New York Times and Dan Wetzel of Yahoo! Sports broke the story. TCU and Boise State were going to play one another in the “Separate But Equal” Fiesta Bowl. Instantly I had inside access. This has happened again and again.

In what other ways has Twitter changed my sports fandom?

May 21, 2011

UNLV and Arizona agree to 4-year basketball series

Earlier this morning, new UNLV head coach Dave Rice tweeted an announcement of a verbal agreement with Arizona to face off in basketball.

I am personally pleased with this announcement.  College sports are very much a regional thing, and while it is important for many schools to make news nationally, regional non-conference matchups like this are what makes college sports fun.  Now if college football could just catch on...

May 19, 2011

CFB Examiner Podcast - Conference transitions, BYU rumors, and a look at the 2011 season

Our own Brett Hein joined CFB Examiner's Kevin McGuire for the No 2 Minute Warning podcast today.  The discussion centered around MWC and WAC expansions, BYU independence, and what to expect in the 2011 season.

Editor's Note: A technological glitch seemed to have omitted praise for Air Force, who was noted as a consistent competitor in and out of conference.

May 17, 2011

Legendary Air Force coach Fisher DeBerry elected to CFB Hall of Fame

The National Football Foundation Board of Directors announced today that former Air Force head coach Fisher DeBerry has been elected into the College Football Hall of Fame.

More than well deserving, DeBerry led Air Force to a 169-109-1 record in his 23-year tenure in Colorado Springs. His teams posted 17 winning seasons, including 12 bowl bids in which the Falcons went 6-6. Especially important at the academy was that DeBerry captured the Commander-in-Chief trophy 14 times outright in his 23 years.

The full press release from Air Force is here.

May 10, 2011

It's Official: Utah-BYU back on ESPN

ESPN made official today what has been expected since BYU and ESPN announced their TV deal: the Utah-BYU rivalry will be back on ESPN. The Worldwide Leader announced that the September 17th matchup in Provo will be televised on ESPN2. What may not have been expected, however, is that the game will fill a primetime slot, kicking off at 7:15 pm MT.

The 2011 game will mark the first time the rivalry has aired on ESPN since 2004, when the original-BCS-busting Utes capped their perfect season with a blowout victory over the Cougars.

FootballPHDs: Utes have the right dose

The folks over at FootballPhDs have their Pac-12 review up. It will surely be the cause of some discussion. Utah is slated to finish at 11-1 in the regular season. FootballPhDs foresees the Utes beating both USC and BYU on the road in September. They have the Utes winning the Pac-12 South and facing off with Oregon in the inaugural Pac-12 Title Game.  By all intents and purposes, this would be the greatest possible scenario that fans of the Crimson could expect.

What do you think? Are the Utes primed for a run at the Pac-12 Title in their first season as members of the conference?

May 9, 2011

WAC to discuss expansion on June 14

WAC commissioner Karl Benson told The Idaho Statesman today that the WAC is meeting on June 14 to discuss further expansion.

The Zombie WAC, as Denver aficionado Brendan Loy so affectionately calls the beleaguered conference, seems to be shoring itself up as a viable conference, at least non-football wise.  One has to wonder, however, if the WAC can survive without ensuring its future as a football conference.

May 4, 2011

2011 UFL Draftees

2011 UFL Draftees
Player
Pos
School
Rd
Overall
Team
Ryan Colburn
QB
Fresno State
1
3
Sacramento
Martail Burnett
DE
Utah
1
4
Virginia
Jamel Hamler
WR
Fresno State
6
29
Sacramento
Kyle Nelson
TE
New Mex St
7
33
Omaha
Kainoa LaCount
OL
Hawaii
7
34
Sacramento
Wynel Seldon
RB
Wyoming
8
40
Virginia
Keith Grennan
DE
E Washington
10
47
Hartford
Keanemana Silva
S
Hawaii
10
49
Sacramento

May 2, 2011

2011 NFL Draftees

2011 NFL Draftees
Player
Position
School
Rd
Overall
Team
Andy Dalton
QB
TCU
2
35
Cincinnati
Colin Kaepernick
QB
Nevada
2
36
San Francisco
Titus Young
WR
Boise State
2
44
Detroit
Dontay Moch
DE
Nevada
3
66
Cincinnati
Austin Pettis
WR
Boise State
3
78
St. Louis
Vincent Brown
WR
San Diego St
3
82
San Diego
Curtis Marsh
DB
Utah State
3
90
Philadelphia
Alex Green
RB
Hawaii
3
96
Green Bay
Greg Salas
WR
Hawaii
4
112
St. Louis
Chris Prosinski
DB
Wyoming
4
121
Jacksonville
Taiwan Jones
RB
E Washington
4
125
Oakland
Julius Thomas
TE
Portland State
4
129
Denver
Davon House
DB
New Mex St
4
131
Green Bay
Kealoha Pilares
WR
Hawaii
5
132
Carolina
Marcus Cannon
OL
TCU
5
138
New England
Brandon Burton
DB
Utah
5
139
Minnesota
Shiloh Keo
DB
Idaho
5
144
Houston
Jeremy Kerley
WR
TCU
5
153
NY Jets
Nate Enderle
QB
Idaho
5
160
Chicago
Chris Carter
DL
Fresno State
5
162
Pittsburgh
Caleb Schlauderaff
OL
Utah
6
179
Green Bay
Colin Jones
DB
TCU
6
190
San Francisco
Virgil Green
TE
Nevada
7
204
Denver
Andrew Jackson
OL
Fresno State
7
210
Atlanta
Brandyn Thompson
DB
Boise State
7
213
Washington
Malcolm Williams
DB
TCU
7
219
New England
Jimmy Wilson
DB
Montana
7
235
Miami
Daniel Hardy
TE
Idaho
7
238
Tampa Bay
Michael Person
OL
Montana State
7
239
San Francisco
Demarco Sampson
WR
San Diego St
7
249
Arizona