Oregon State School Spirit Video Has Troubling Implications For Mascot

This is where we are with these school music video things: maybe they should stop. On its face, this one isn't even particularly awful—which in a way makes it worse—it just sort of exists as a note in the We Did Weird Stuff By The Time We Got To 2013 chapter of American history. Unless you are Benny the Beaver, in… » 8/28/13 8:52pm 8/28/13 8:52pm

Losses By Oregon, Kansas State Ensure All-SEC Title Game

Welp, it happened. Kansas State, once thought unbeatable†, loosed the SI-cover-jinx-aided mother of all bedshits Saturday. Call it the revenge of the Southwest* Conference: Texas A&M downs the No. 1 Crimson Tide last week, Baylor (editor's note: LOL) conks the Wildcats this week. This is agonizingly disappointing for… » 11/18/12 1:58am 11/18/12 1:58am

Arizona's Three Losses Are The Worst Three Losses In College Football

Candidate for most crud-awful season in football this year: the Arizona Wildcats. Started 3-0, including handsome win over Oklahoma State team to get expectations buzzing. The Associated Press ranked the Cats for the first time since 2010. Next came a 56-0 paste job of South Carolina State. Oats were being felt. » 10/06/12 8:49pm 10/06/12 8:49pm

College Football Preview: In-State Rivalries Take Center Stage


Texas beat Texas A&M 49-9 yesterday. They're now 11-1. But unless you were in Texas you had no idea this game was happening. Even I didn't think to check this score until late Thursday night. That's because I spent Thanksgiving with family. Included in part of my day was a trip to Ford Field to watch the Titans… » 11/28/08 12:00pm 11/28/08 12:00pm

College Football Roundup: Barack Obama's New Southern Strategy

The most interesting thing about this weekend was Barack Obama continuing his jeremiad against the BCS. At first you thought his Monday Night Football interview with Berman was probably just a flippant aside. But now he's carried the anti-BCS flame into office and laid out an 8-team playoff plan. Already the… » 11/17/08 2:00pm 11/17/08 2:00pm

Thursday Night Football Previews: Pitt at South Florida; Oregon State…

Thursday night college football arrives with a televised double-header. ESPN brings us Pittsburgh at South Florida and something called the Versus Network brings us Oregon State at Utah. Like me you have no idea if you have actually have Versus and if demanded on pain of death to give ten guesses as to what the… » 10/02/08 4:30pm 10/02/08 4:30pm

Thursday Night Football Primer: USC Prepares To Crush Oregon State

Give ESPN credit for Thursday night college football. In the beginning the Thursday night slate was awful. Rarely, if ever, would good teams play against other decent teams. It was the bottom of the college football barrel. Then teams started to recognize the value in monopolizing the nation's attention by playing on… » 9/25/08 12:30pm 9/25/08 12:30pm