Coach Ejected And Suspended For Title Game After Late Hit On His Player

Ensworth (TN) was up 21-12 with two seconds to go in its state semifinal matchup against Brentwood Academy when Brentwood's Derek Barnett—committed to play at Tennessee next year—hit an Ensworth player well out of bounds. It was a clearly cheap and late hit and tempers flared. The referees ended the game right there… » 11/23/13 2:25pm 11/23/13 2:25pm

Jonathan Johnson Narrowly Avoids Running Into Brick Wall

This, minutes into the second quarter in Tennessee, was almost a disaster. Jonathan Johnson stretches out for an overthrown fade pass in the back corner of the endzone and winds up running head first into the wall. Luckily, there was still some padding on that portion of the wall, but less than a foot to his right… » 10/05/13 5:04pm 10/05/13 5:04pm

Old-Time College Football Booster Gets Wistful About Paying Players

Roy Adams, an infamous booster in SEC country, thinks the game has changed of late and that the players and boosters don't have the same relationship. He thinks the players want too much money. Don't get Adams wrong, he'd probably still give it to them and brag about it, but it's just not as quaint as it used to be. » 10/05/13 1:46pm 10/05/13 1:46pm

Another Fan Dies At A Football Game, This Time After Falling From Upper…

Isaac Grubb, of Lenoir City, Tennessee, died on Friday night after falling over a 33-inch balcony railing in the Georgia Dome and dropping to the lower level. Grubb fell on another man who was in attendance, but that fan only suffered minor injuries. The Facebook page of an Isaac Grubb from Lenior City says he was in… » 9/01/12 7:35pm 9/01/12 7:35pm

College Football Preview: I've Got a Crush on Mike Leach

I've got a crush on Mike Leach. I don't want to go on a date and eat cheese fries with him and watch planes take off from Lubbock or anything but I'm not going to pretend I don't like him anymore. We aren't in 8th grade. So I'm coming clean. My football team, the Tennessee Vols, has never had a coaching search in my… » 11/21/08 12:15pm 11/21/08 12:15pm

College Football Preview: Colt McCoy and Chase Daniel Duel for Rights…

Back when I wrote that I couldn’t wait to watch the BYU-TCU game, I meant it. Completely. But what I forgot was that I’d be on the road in a hotel room. I don’t know why it is but hotels have the most erratic cable channel selections known to man. If you’re anything like me you’ve found yourself lying on a bed,… » 10/17/08 1:30pm 10/17/08 1:30pm

College Football Roundup: Carnage Came and Carnage Conquered

For those of you who emailed and asked whether the bearded guy in the orange shirt on the sideline at UT-Georgia was me. Yep, it was. There's a refined sense of pleasure in being a fan and watching your team suffer a drubbing from the sideline. I think I spoke about five words the entire game because I was afraid of… » 10/13/08 1:00pm 10/13/08 1:00pm

College Football Preview: Texas and Oklahoma Is At NOON (EST) You Drunk…

The biggest week of college football games comes at a good time. Your stocks are tanking, summer is fading, you may or may not get fired in the newest round of layoffs, and you're thinking about getting an MBA or going to law school but you're not sure whether it makes sense to take out the student loads. As if that… » 10/10/08 1:30pm 10/10/08 1:30pm

College Football Roundup Week 5: The Saga of Destroyed College Gameday…

Each week more signs appear behind the stage at ESPN's College Gameday. Some are original and funny (Knowshon Crossing sign with his leaping outline), some are entirely inside jokes (let's make a sign with our friend's name on it and hold it up for three hours early in the morning), and some are deemed offensive and… » 9/29/08 1:30pm 9/29/08 1:30pm

College Football Preview: The Blackout Is Coming to Georgia!

If you stayed up past midnight on the east coast last night to watch USC-Oregon State right now you're blearily wiping your eyes and cursing the decision as lunch nears and all you want to do is crawl under your desk and sleep. If you're like me you might also be questioning why you let Birmingham, Alabama's finest… » 9/26/08 12:30pm 9/26/08 12:30pm

College Football Round-Up Week Four: LSU Wins One For The Golden Girls

I was in Knoxville for UT-Florida, a game with all the suspense of watching one of those live chickens try and survive hanging over the alligator pits. Occasionally the chickens break their neck in a fearful attempt to escape. Which is sort of what the UT football team did on Saturday. Right now UT quarterback… » 9/22/08 4:00pm 9/22/08 4:00pm

Florida's Percy Harvin Is Healthy...Hasn't Felt This Good Since 10th…

I'm ashamed to admit I've been following the tribulations of Percy Harvin and his heel way too closely. Hoping against hope that he'd be too dinged up early in the season to play against my Vols. Up until recently the enigmatic health situation of Harvin seemed promising, maybe he would be slowed after all.… » 9/16/08 1:30pm 9/16/08 1:30pm

College Football Roundup: Charlie Weis Is Broken

After a week of piddling interest, college football returned with a vengeance. Before I get rolling with 11 observations on the weekend that was, let me take this opportunity to get this before the jump. Our fearless editor is going to have a full-report from OSU-USC, but let's just say it now, can we start an online… » 9/15/08 11:30am 9/15/08 11:30am