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Ace Atkins' Latest Book The Redeemers

The Redeemers By Ace Atkins I just finished The Redeemers, a fine book by Mississippi writer Ace Atkins.... Born June 28, 1970, in Troy, Alabama, Ace Atkins played football at Auburn University, and even graced the cover of Sports Illustrated in 1993 read more...


Southern College Football – End of an Era

For generations around our Swampland Footprint, the play-by-play announcer of your favorite university was like a part of the family. Yes, there was a time before ESPN and billion-dollar network deals when not every game was on television. Classic voices like Tennessee’s John read more...


Southern College Football – Can the Big 12 Survive?

The world of college athletics was almost turned upside down last summer when possible conference realignment(s) seemed to be rumored on a daily basis. Would the Big 12 still exist in 2011? Texas and Oklahoma to the Pac-10? Texas or Missouri to the Big Ten? Texas A&M to the SEC? read more...


Like Clockwork, SEC Tops Recruiting

There seems to be a rhythm to each winter over the last few years; an SEC team wins the BCS Championship in January and then the league cleans up in recruiting on the first Wednesday in February. Those two annual events are very intertwined, and we have written for years about how read more...


Southern College Football – SEC Wins Again

LEAD STORY The numbers are staggering: five national titles in row, a 7-0 record in the 13 BCS Championship Games, and five different schools who have won a national crown during those 13 years.


Southern College Football – Bowl Season

LEAD STORY The BCS Championship Game is almost here, and the fans around our Swampland Footprint are very eager to see if Auburn can earn the SEC’s fifth straight national title. It’s quite the


Southern College Football – Coaching Carousel

LEAD STORY With bowl season beginning and holidays upon us, the big news in our Footprint is the gigantic transformation of the coaching hierarchy in the state of Florida. Do you realize that one-season ‘veteran’ Jimbo Fisher of Florida State is now the dean of read more...


Southern College Football – Championship Week

LEAD STORY The amazing story of Auburn and Cam Newton will continue Saturday when they meet South Carolina in the SEC Championship Game.


Southern College Football - Week 13 Themes

It’s rivalry week in our Swampland Footprint. Some teams are looking towards league titles (Auburn, Oklahoma/Oklahoma State, NC State, etc.) while some usual stalwarts are just trying to become bowl eligible (Texas, Georgia, Tennessee). The last weekend of the season is the read more...


Southern College Football - Week 12 Themes

LEAD STORY It finally happened. For the first time since joining the SEC in 1992, the South Carolina Gamecocks will represent the East Division in read more...


Southern College Football - Week 11 Themes

LEAD STORY The Cam Newton saga continues to be the story of the week in college football. It seems very likely that his father was involved in seeking money for his son’s commitment. Does read more...


Southern College Football - Week 10 Themes

LEAD STORY What an old-fashioned Southern soap opera we have on our hands. I’m sure by now you’ve read (or at least heard about) the ESPN story regarding the recruitment of Auburn read more...


Southern College Football - Week 9 Themes

LEAD STORY So much of the national attention (ESPN) at this point in the college football season goes to just the handful of teams in the BCS chase. Auburn-- as well read more...


Southern College Football - Week 8 Themes

LEAD STORY It’s a huge weekend in the Big 12, with conference and national title implications. Top-ranked Oklahoma travels to undefeated Missouri, while read more...


Southern College Football - Week 7 Themes

LEAD STORY With South Carolina’s huge 35-21 victory over Alabama, the SEC’s current streak of four straight National Championships looks to be in read more...


Southern College Football - Week 6 Themes

LEAD STORY Florida State and Miami meet Saturday night in South Beach for their usual heated clash. This rivalry has lost a little luster read more...


Southern College Football - Week 5 Themes

  LEAD STORY Alabama and Florida will meet in Tuscaloosa Saturday in a battle of the last two National Champions. It’s been over two years since the Gators lost a regular season SEC game (Ole Miss, September ’08), and it’s been read more...


Southern College Football - Week 4 Themes

LEAD STORY Week 4 will be ‘Definition Saturday’ in our Swampland Footprint, especially in the SEC West. We should begin to see the true identity of many of our teams and what they have the potential to achieve in 2010.


Southern College Football - Week 3 Themes

LEAD STORY After last season, we wrote how the ACC would look for improvement in 2010. Last year’s campaign was summed as read more...


Southern College Football - Week 2 Themes


2010 SEC Season Outlook

The nation’s toughest conference looks primed for another stellar season on the gridiron. Alabama and Florida, the last two National Champions, will aim for a third straight appearance in the SEC title game.


2010 Big 12 Football Preview

It was quite the offseason for the Big 12, with the focus on school defections to other conferences. While Nebraska and Colorado will leave the league after this season,


2010 ACC Football Preview

A new era begins in Tallahassee as Jimbo Fisher takes over for Florida State legend Bobby Bowden. The Seminoles should have a powerful offense led by senior read more...


Big 12 Media Days Bring a Huge Sense of Relief

What a summer it has been for the Big 12. From the impending departures of Nebraska and Colorado to the league remaining intact, the conference athletic directors and Commissioner Dan Beebe were just glad to get to the annual Big 12 Media Days in Irving, Texas. There will be still read more...


SEC Media Days Attract Huge Attention

The SEC tops the nation when it comes to college football so it should be no surprise that the "Media Days" in July draw so much interest. Media members from all over the country marvel at the three day spectacle that has gridiron fans counting the days until the season read more...


SEC Continues Its Run of Excellence

The SEC ended another stellar year with another national championship. South Carolina won the school’s first ever national title when they swept UCLA at the College World read more...


Big "XII" Stays Regional Instead of Going West

The college expansion debate and possible maneuvering by key universities over the last month had everyone in our Swampland Footprint buzzing with opinion(s), but for now all of those negotiations and rumors did not amount to much movement.


Conference Realignment: Gene Stallings Has A Texas-Sized SEC Vision For A&M

Consider us here at Swampland Sports a bit ahead of our time.  In September of 2007, we published an article about realigning southern college conferences so that read more...


Carolina and Tampa Bay Look to Recapture Past Success

With the conclusion of our look at the NFL teams in our Swampland Footprint, we’ll tackle two teams trying to work their way back up to their recent success—Carolina and Tampa Bay. Both squads missed the postseason in 2009, and they each targeted a very specific area of read more...


Talented Texans and Bengals Look for Consistency

Two teams in our Swampland Footprint that will look to repeat a winning season in 2010 are the Cincinnati Bengals and the Houston Texans. Both franchises have seemed to be a little snake-bitten over the last few years. Cincinnati looked like an exciting passing team on the rise in read more...


Titans and Falcons Add Solid Defenders in the Draft

One of the most important aspects of the NFL Draft is knowing your identity and drafting accordingly. Two franchises that have played that strategy well in recent years are the Tennessee Titans and Atlanta Falcons. Both teams made that Playoffs in 2008 and then barely missed a read more...


New Orleans and Indianapolis Add Defensive Playmakers

Many teams in the NFL Draft feel compelled to fill an immediate need with their first selection, but some elite clubs are able to take the best player available and build quality depth for the future. Those picks do not always excite fans on draft day but tend to work out quite well read more...


Jaguars Disappoint Fans by 'Reaching' for the Wrong Player

We all know the huge decision that the Jacksonville Jaguars faced in the first round of the NFL Draft—“reach” for local hero Tim Tebow with the #10 pick, or take a higher-rated prospect like Clemson running back C.J. Spiller or Georgia Tech defensive end Derrick read more...


Rams Draft Franchise Face in Sam Bradford

We’ll begin our NFL Draft recaps with the team who selected first overall—St. Louis. Much like Detroit a year ago, the Rams forged a new path with the selection of Oklahoma quarterback Sam Bradford. After passing on Matt Ryan and Mark Sanchez in the last two drafts, St. read more...


NFL Draft Impressions: Rams Get Their Man; Jags Disappoint Their Fans

Did your team improve? Is your fan base excited about the direction of your squad? We will take an in-depth look at the NFL Draft over the next couple of weeks, but wanted to give our read more...


Rams and Jaguars Can Shape Their Franchises on Draft Day

The NFL Draft is upon us, and two of the teams in our Swampland footprint have a great chance to decide the direction of their franchise for the next few seasons. The NFL is a quarterback league, and both St. Louis and Jacksonville can select signal callers who will become the face read more...


NCAA Title Stays on Tobacco Road

We took a lot of pride in our Swampland Footprint this January when the SEC claimed a fourth straight BCS Title, and now the ACC has brought us that same feeling with another NCAA basketball championship. Duke held off a gutsy Butler squad for a thrilling 61-59 victory that


Big East Teams In Our Region Have Great Potential

 As we wrap up our coverage of Signing Day and recruiting, there are three Footprint teams in the Big East that deserve a mention. 


Big 12 Teams See Recruiting Success

We’re used to seeing Texas and Oklahoma at the top of the Big 12, and nothing was different on last week’s National Signing Day. The “Big 2” have won the last six conference title games, and they were both ranked in the nation’s Top 10 with their read more...


ACC Teams See Mixed Recruiting Success

We wrote a month ago about last year’s mediocre season for ACC football and how the conference would look for improvement in 2010.


SEC Continues to Rule the Recruiting World

National Signing Day has passed, and once again the teams of the SEC were dominant in the rankings. The conference that has won the last four National Championships (with three different schools) continually pulls in the top classes, and that's what it takes to compete in America's read more...


National Signing Day: Christmas Morning for Southern Football Fans

It’s finally here- a virtual holiday in our Swampland Footprint.


Alabama Schools Getting It Done in Recruiting

As National Signing Day arrives this Wednesday, fans will hear a ton about Texas and Florida (as well as Georgia) as those states produce so many top Division I players. But another state where recruiting success is being seen in a big way is Alabama. We all know how well Nick Saban read more...


Coaching Uncertainties Create Instability in the Normally Calm Sunshine State

With National Signing Day approaching quickly, tons of attention will be on the state of Florida with so many top players being courted by schools all over the nation. However, the real race to most Floridians happens between the home state programs. The Florida Gators have read more...


Getting Defensive in the Peach State

Georgia’s biggest win last season came against Georgia Tech when the Bulldogs rushed for 339 yards on their way to a 30-24 victory. In 2008 the Yellow Jackets top performance took place in Sanford Stadium, as their running attack gained 409 yards on the ground to propel Tech read more...


Dooley Raised in the SEC Football "Family"

Tennessee made an interesting choice to for the school’s 22nd head coach. Derek Dooley, the son of legendary Georgia coach Vince Dooley, grew up around the SEC and also had quite a read more...


Lane Kiffin Never Embraced SEC Football

The college football world-and especially the Tennessee fan base-was rocked by the news that Lane Kiffin was leaving the Vols after just one season in Knoxville. The former USC read more...


Big 12 Daily Fever: Texas Tech and Tuberville make an Interesting Fit

What a winter it has been for the Texas Tech. From the firing of Mike Leach to the inspired Bowl victory to the coaching search, Red Raider fans have had quite the ride in wondering what’s next for their football program.


SEC Daily Fever: Georgia Still Searching for New Defensive Coordinator

Bud Foster, John Chavis, and Kirby Smart. That looks like a list of top defensive coordinators in our Swampland footprint, but it also the candidates who have turned down the chance to work for Mark Richt this offseason.


ACC Daily Fever: League Looks for Improvement in 2010

2009 was a rather forgettable season for ACC football. It started with the Virginia Tech's ten-point loss in the Georgia Dome to Alabama and ended with Georgia Tech's ten-point loss to Iowa in the Orange Bowl.


SEC Daily Fever: Bama Win Keeps SEC on Top

The SEC captured a fourth straight National Title Thursday night with Alabama’s 37-21 win over Texas in the BCS Championship Game.


Big 12 Daily Fever: McCoy Injury Overshadows Title Loss

  It wasn't supposed to end like this. Texas fans could probably deal with a loss to Alabama in the BCS National Championship Game if they had their entire arsenal, but it just seems different after


ACC Daily Fever: Johnson Not Sitting Still at Georgia Tech

Despite winning the ACC, Georgia Tech’s Paul Johnson is not sitting still in trying to build the Yellow Jackets into a consistent winner. The Tech offense has been read more...


SEC Daily Fever: Alabama Playing for National Title and Conference Pride

Alabama has played their way back to the national forefront over the last two years, and they will try to cap that run with a victory over Texas in tonight's BCS Championship Game. If the


Big 12 Daily Fever: Texas Looks for Another National Title in Pasadena

It's finally here. Over a month after surviving a Big Red scare against Ndamukong Suh and Nebraska, Texas will take on another Big Red (techinally crimson) when they meet Alabama in tonight's BCS National Championship Game.


ACC Daily Fever: Georgia Tech Flops in Second Straight Postseason

"Dance with the one that brung you” was a favorite expression of legendary University of Texas football coach Darrell Royal. When applying that phrase to read more...


Big 12 Daily Fever: Texas Tech Loses More Than a Coach with Leach Firing

What a Texas-sized soap opera going on in Lubbock with the Texas Tech football program. Mike Leach has been fired from the program he took to new heights, and Red Raider fans are left with anger, confusion, and frustration. The Leach ouster has so many interesting angles; read more...


SEC Daily Fever: Meyer Faces Tough Choices Between Florida and Family

Some important decisions are now at hand for Urban Meyer and the Florida athletic department. After the Gators destroyed an overmatched Cincinnati team (dealing with read more...


ACC Daily Fever: Bowden Wins Career Finale in the Gator Bowl

It was just supposed to go this way. Florida State overcame a halftime deficit with a convincing second-half performance to win Bobby Bowden’s last game in front of a read more...


SEC Daily Fever: Meyer Saga Leaves Doubt Around UF Program

What a roller coaster of a week it’s been for Florida Gator fans. The wishy-washy Urban Meyer drama has left a cloud of uncertainty over the program read more...


Big 12 Fever: Leach Outcome Will Have a Huge Effect on the Conference

A college football coach suspended for a game? That’s definitely something we’re not used to seeing, and there’s no doubt the Mike Leach-Texas Tech administration conflict is very unique. The school’s brass announced their outspoken coach


ACC Daily Fever: League Starts Postseason Slowly

We knew the ACC would be out to gain some respect during Bowl season, and so far the results have been pretty mediocre. North Carolina dropped a tough game in Charlotte, and Boston College fell to USC as expected in the Emerald Bowl.


SEC Daily Fever: Saban Not Worried about Facing Former Assistants in Title Game

The media has raised the question recently whether or not Texas assistants Will Muschamp and Major Applewhite, who served under Nick Saban at LSU and Alabama respectively, give the Longhorns any advantage with their familiarity of the Tide coach as they prepare for the BCS Title read more...


Big 12 Daily Fever: Conference Bowl Ties in Texas Work for Fans and Teams

Both Oklahoma and Oklahoma State did not quite reach their football goals this season. The Sooners were riddled with injuries to top players and were never a factor in the league race. The Cowboys looked like the second best team in the conference, but still could not get over the read more...


ACC Daily Fever: UNC's Houston Looks to Star at Home in Bowl Game

North Carolina fans (and the players) may have wanted to go a little further from Chapel Hill than Charlotte for the postseason. But after an 0-3 start in league play, read more...


SEC Daily Fever: Gator Fans not feeling the Sugar Bowl after SEC Title Loss

It currently looks like Florida fans are not very fired up for the Sugar Bowl against Cincinnati. As we approach Christmas, the Gators are read more...


Big 12 Daily Fever: Oklahoma State out in the cold on Indoor Facility

With temperatures below freezing in Stillwater much of last week, Oklahoma State had to brave the elements in their preparation for the Cotton Bowl against Ole Miss. Meanwhile, the Rebels practiced in their indoor facility when the weather was cold or raining. It turns out that OSU read more...


ACC Daily Fever: Miami offense faces challenge without Fox

Miami received some bad news during their preparation for the Champs Sports Bowl against Wisconsin. Left tackle Jason Fox, who has started 47 games (third most in read more...


Big 12 Daily Fever: Can McCoy be the next Brees?

Colt McCoy has done almost everything at the college level.  He has won major awards, put up huge statistics, set the NCAA record for wins by a quarterback, and led the 'Horns to the BCS Title Game in '09. But what about the NFL level? In recent years, we've seen many Big 12 read more...


SEC Daily Fever: Brooks receives accolade for another solid season at Kentucky

The website collegefootballnews.com had a very interesting choice for their conference Coach of the Year- Rich Brooks of Kentucky.


ACC Daily Fever: Bowden Bowl Plan is a Proven Winner

As Florida State prepares for the Gator Bowl against West Virginia, there is a ton change happening in Tallahassee. Bobby Bowden will be coaching his last game, and then Jimbo Fisher and his (somewhat) new staff will take over and hit the recruiting trail.


Big 12 Daily Fever: Missouri Defection Would Shake Up the League

We mentioned yesterday that the Big Ten Conference was looking at possibly adding a 12th team, and that Missouri would be high on the list of choices. These types of decisions and read more...


SEC Daily Fever: Vols Sign Simms Youngest Son

Many teams in the conference added a junior college prospect or two yesterday, and one of the more interesting names to sign was quarterback Matt Simms at Tennessee. Besides the fact that he is the son of Phil Simms, this signing is interesting because his older brother (Chris read more...


ACC Daily Fever: Korn Still Practicing with Clemson Despite Transfer Plans

Dabo Swinney has a unique situation on his hands as he prepares his Clemson club for the Music City Bowl against Kentucky. Willy Korn, a former star at Byrnes read more...


SEC Daily Fever: Meyer's December Shows the Roller Coaster of Being an SEC Boss

From the outside looking in, things appear pretty sunny for Urban Meyer at the University of Florida. He is 56-10 in five seasons in Gainesville, has won two League and two National Titles, had an undefeated regular season this year, and has another Top 10 recruiting class on the read more...


Big 12 Daily Fever: Texas Hears In-house Criticism of Brown's Salary

Texas coach Mack Brown has the Longhorns playing for their second National Title in four years, and he has led the program to four BCS Bowls in a six year span. Those accomplishments, combined with the UT tradition and massive fan base, mean that the Texas football team brings in as read more...


ACC Daily Fever: Recruting Must Improve to Compete with the Top Conferences

The AP All-American teams (first, second, and third) were released this week, and the ACC had six players make the one of the squads. League champ Georgia Tech had two read more...


Big 12 Daily Fever: Gill Makes his Priorities Clear at Kansas

Kansas made huge news in the conference this week with the naming of Turner Gill as head coach. The former Nebraska star recived a 5-year deal worth $10 million to continue the momentum on the field of the Mark Mangino regime, but without the off-the-field issues.


SEC Daily Fever: Spurrier Extended at South Carolina

it may not seem like a big deal that South Carolina added an extra year to Steve Spurrier's contract this week, but it shows the USC administration is sticking with the program. After some late season fizzles the last few years, it would be easy to jump right back into the coaching read more...


ACC Daily Fever: Foster a Fixture at Virginia Tech

It has become an annual December news item at Virginia Tech—other top programs are interested in defensive coordinator Bud Foster. With him on Frank Beamer's staff since 1987 and the coordinator since 1995, most Hokies fans probably were not too worried about losing the read more...


SEC Daily Fever: Ingram Wins Bama's First Heisman

There aren’t many “firsts” left with the University of Alabama’s football history, especially now that Mark Ingram became the Tide’s only Heisman Trophy read more...


Big 12 Daily Fever: Conference Watches the McCoy-Suh Split Hand Heisman to Ingram

While Alabama fans celebrate, Big 12 followers are crying foul over college football’s most controversial award. With Texas quarterback Colt McCoy and Nebraska defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh finishing third and fourth, many league fans believe 2009 is just the latest chapter read more...


ACC Daily Fever: Conference Mediocrity to Blame For Spiller's Heisman Snub

The Heisman vote is in - the ACC's quality of play isn't up to par. Not all from ACC country agree. With Clemson star C.J. Spiller not being invited to the Award ceremony, South Carolina columnist Bart Wright questioned the whole Heisman process. He also wonders why true read more...


Big 12 Daily Fever: The Heisman is the only Award left for McCoy

Colt McCoy will need a new trophy case after a postseason filled with accolades. He set the NCAA record this season for wins by a starting quarterback and led the Texas read more...


SEC Daily Fever: Kiffin denies any wrongdoing

In one year on the job at Tennessee, Lane Kiffin has become a lightning rod for the national and regional media. His brash attitude and recruiting prowess has rubbed some writers and some other coaches the wrong way.


ACC Daily Fever: Fisher Building his own staff at FSU

Jimbo Fisher will take over for Bobby Bowden following the Gator Bowl, but the new coach has already been making a statement in Tallahassee. Earlier this week, he read more...


SEC Daily Fever: Alabama Proves That It Takes Money To Make Money

Last January, Swampland answered the national media criticism of escalating coach’s salaries by saying “SEC Coaching Dollars Make Sense”. read more...


Big 12 Daily Fever: Mack Brown Handsomely Rewarded

They say everything is bigger in Texas, and that now certainly applies to coach’s salaries. Much like the theme in our SEC story today, the University of Texas read more...


ACC Daily Fever: Unique Regional Rivalry Finally Takes Place in Atlanta

The matchup of Virginia Tech and Tennessee in the Chick-fil-A Bowl has become a very popular ticket in that part of our Swampland Footprint. The last time these two read more...


Big 12 Daily Fever: Suh's Dominant Season Being Recognized

Could it happen? A defensive tackle winning the Heisman? That surprising development seems to be growing more and more possible


ACC Daily Fever: Georgia Tech Playing For League Pride

In last year’s Orange Bowl, Virginia Tech beat Cincinnati 20-7 which gave the ACC its first BCS Bowl win since Florida State won it all in 1999. Georgia Tech will read more...


SEC Daily Fever: Kiffin Must Replace Some Top Recruiters

A constant theme on Tribal Fever has been the importance of recruiting, and how all of the top teams in the conference recruit at the highest level.


ACC Daily Fever: Gator Bowl To Host Bowden Finale

We wrote last week that the Gator Bowl wanted to match up Florida State (in Bobby Bowden's last game) and West Virginia (his former read more...


SEC Daily Fever: All-League Squad Looks Like NFL Draft Primer

The SEC is considered the big dog conference in college football right now, especially with Alabama aiming to win the league’s fourth straight National Title. With


Big 12 Daily Fever: Texas Adjusts to Underdog Role

Texas rolled through most of the conference season before being challenged mightily by the Nebraska defense in the Title Game. Now the Longhorns face a tougher obstacle in read more...


SEC Daily Fever: Alabama Domintates Florida in SEC Title Rematch

Alabama rode a physical offense and a swarming defense to the SEC crown as they defeated the defending league and national champion Florida Gators 32-13.


Big 12 Daily Fever: Texas Survives Big Red Scare

Texas only got 13 points in their 13th victory, but it was just enough to get by Nebraska for the Big 12 Championship. The ugly defensive battle ended 13-12 on read more...


ACC Daily Fever: Georgia Tech Beats Clemson in a Thriller

It may not have been the most watched game on Saturday, but the ACC Championship Game in Jacksonville was the most exciting. Georgia Tech answered a Clemson read more...


SEC Daily Fever: Championship Game Becomes the "Southern" Super Bowl

It’s finally here.  #1 vs. #2. Florida vs. Alabama- 24 wins and no losses. Winner goes to the BCS Title Game, while the loser heads reluctantly to the Sugar Bowl.


Big 12 Daily Fever: Mangino Resignation Could Create Domino Effect

With Texas set as a two-touchdown favorite in the Big 12 Championship, the biggest story in the conference becomes the ouster of Mark Mangino at Kansas.


ACC Daily Fever: Title Game Needs Buzz, Audience

The buzz around Atlanta (and the nation) is at a fever pitch for the SEC Title game. Big 12 Country (along with very interested fans at TCU and Cincinnati) can't wait to see if Texas can finish off Nebraska or if the Huskers can pull the upset.


SEC Daily Fever: Richt Fires Martinez, Other Defensive Assistants

About ten days ago, we wrote how Georgia fans wanted some changes in Mark Richt's staff after a frustrating season.


ACC Daily Fever: Gator Bowl Decision Looms for League and Bobby Bowden

There is a current debate brewing over the pecking order of ACC bowl-eligible teams and where they may head for the postseason. The most interesting scenario read more...


Big 12 Daily Fever: League Titles Have Been Scarce for Texas Lately

Texas has become a superpower once again during Mack Brown's tenure, winning more games than any other school in the country since 1998.  Ten victories in a season read more...


SEC Daily Fever: Florida Dealing with Distraction before Big Game

Florida was dealt a self-imposed blow this week in their quest to repeat as SEC and national Champions. All-American defensive end Carlos Dunlap


ACC Daily Fever: Clemson's Spiller is the Focus for Georgia Tech

We have written quite a bit the season on the spread running attack of Georgia Tech. It should help Clemson defenders that the ACC Title clash will be the second time this season in which they will see Paul Johnson's unique offense.


Big 12 Daily Fever: North Division Needs a Power Team

With much of the media attention on Atlanta and the SEC this week. the Big 12 Championship at Cowboys Stadium is receiving much less national fanfare. The fan read more...


ACC Daily Fever: Bobby Bowden Retires

It has finally happened. A day that has been debated seemingly all decade arrived this week with the news that Florida State's read more...


SEC Daily Fever: Could Florida and Alabama Play Twice?

It’s time to address the question on the minds of many college football fans- if Texas loses in the Big 12 Championship Game and the SEC Game is a close one, could we see a Florida-Alabama rematch in the BCS Title Game?


Big 12 Daily Fever: Texas and Nebraska Prepare for Title Clash

Much of the attention this week before the Big 12 Championship Game will be on the matchup between the Texas offense and the Nebraska defense. Longhorn quarterback Colt McCoy has been read more...


SEC Daily Fever: Thrilling Weekend Shows League's Strength

The SEC saved its best for the last week of regular season play. There were a number of exciting games where the conference showed its power and depth.


ACC Daily Fever: Tough Weekend for League's Reputation

Last weekend saw a doomsday scenario play out for the league in its three battles against the SEC. #1 Florida was expected to beat Florida read more...


Big 12 Daily Fever: OU Dominates Bedlam Game

While most of this season has been frustrating for Oklahoma fans, their counterparts in Stillwater have enjoyed a pretty successful year. But as far as Oklahoma State taking read more...


SEC Daily Fever: Bama Barely Escapes in Thrilling Iron Bowl

Much like Texas on Thursday night, Alabama got a scare from their in-state rival but also remained unbeaten with a 26-21 last-minute win.


ACC Daily Fever: Big Weekend for the League- In and Out of Conference Play

It's going to be a heated-rivalry Saturday for the ACC- with big games in conference and some in-state clashes out of league. We wrote earlier in the week about how


Big 12 Daily Fever: McCoy leads Texas with Heisman-like Performance

Although Texas A&M gave them quite the game, Texas took care of business 49-39 over the Aggies and Colt McCoy vaulted himself to the front of read more...


ACC Daily Fever: Clashes with SEC Rivals Could Boost League's Rep

The ACC has a chance to improve its national perception this weekend with three games against the SEC. And at first glance, the matchups look very favorable for the conference to go 2-1 in those rivalry contests.


SEC Daily Fever: Georgia and Mark Richt Could be Staring at 6-6

Many around our Footprint (and the country) believe Les Miles is having the toughest week amongst SEC coaches, but you could argue that it's even worse for Georgia's Mark Richt right read more...


Big 12 Daily Fever: A&M Hosts Texas for Thanksgiving

Texas wrapped up the South Division last week, and Texas A&M became bowl eligible with their win over Baylor. So there's not much to play for at Kyle Field on read more...


SEC Daily Fever: Wild Sequence Ends with LSU Gaffe, Ole Miss Win

The ending of the LSU-Ole Miss game had fans all over the country glued to their TVs, and scratching their heads as well. The Tigers missed both chances to tie the game on a two-point conversion with 1:17 left, but then recovered an onside kick to keep their hopes read more...


Big 12 Daily Fever: Texas Tech Crushes Oklahoma in Lubbock

What a game Mike Leach’s club had against Oklahoma . Texas Tech outgained the Sooners by 239 yards on their way to a convincing 41-13 victory. After getting throttled 65-21 last read more...


ACC Daily Fever: UNC Defense Dominating In November

After North Carolina's crushing 30-27 loss to Florida State in late October, frustration was high in Chapel Hill. The Tar Heels had blown a 24-6 secong half lead and had read more...


Big 12 Daily Fever: Unlikely Candidate Leads OSU Comeback

What a wild win for Mike Gundy's Oklahoma State club on senior night in Stillwater. With starting QB Zac Robinson unable to play and backup Alex Cate struggling, read more...


SEC Daily Fever: Ole Miss Looks To Continue Late Season Surge Against LSU

The top two teams in the conference have been pretty clear for a while, and the rematch in Atlanta is already set for Florida and Alabama. But who's next? LSU has seeimngly been that third squad all year with their only two losses coming against the Gators and Tide. One team read more...


ACC Daily Fever: Clemson's Offense Sparks Winning Streak

Clemson is on the verge of their first Atlantic Division crown as they prepare to host Virginia on Saturday. After starting 2-3, Dabo Swinney’s bunch has won five in a row with the offense leading the way.


Big 12 Daily Fever: Special Game Tonight For OSU Seniors

As Oklahoma State prepares to host Colorado tonight, Mike Gundy will be focused on the game and the injury status of quarterback Zac Robinson. read more...


SEC Daily Fever: Chizik's First Year Shows Promise

Auburn suffered a tough loss to Georgia last weekend to fall to 7-4, but even the heavy crtics of Gene Chizik’s hiring would have to admit it's been a good first season. The Tigers will take this Sataurday off as they prepare for the Iron Bowl. And speaking of Alabama,


ACC Daily Fever: Florida Governor (and Ann Bowden) Voice Support for Bobby Bowden

As the debate continues on the future of Florida State's Bobby Bowden, the long-time coach received support recently from a well-known FSU graduate- read more...


SEC Daily Fever: Florida's Defense Leading the Way in 2009

While Tim Tebow gets all of the national attention, SEC fans know why the Gators have maanaged to stay undefeated once again this year-- their stellar defense. The Florida read more...


ACC Daily Fever: Clemson's Spiller Making Late Heisman Push

As Clemson pushes towards their first Atlantic Division crown, star playmaker C.J. Spiller is making a strong case for Heisman consideration. In a season where there appears to be no clear cut favorite for the always-controversial award, Spiller has a a decent shot


Big 12 Daily Fever: OU's Murray May Return in 2010

Oklahoma received some potentially big news this week when star tailback DeMarco Murray said he was “pretty sure” of returning to Norman read more...


ACC Daily Fever: FSU Gets Much Needed Victory

Things looked bleak last week for a Florida State squad that needed a win at Wake Forest to keep their bowl hopes alive. The Demon Deacons had beaten the 'Noles three read more...


SEC Daily Fever: Brooks Making History At Kentucky

With their win over Vanderbilt last Saturday, Kentucky became bowl eligible for the fourth straight season. The Wildcats went to three straight bowl games in the read more...


Big 12 Daily Fever: Kansas State-Nebraska Clash Will Decide The North

Kansas State travels to Lincoln on Saturday, and they will battle Nebraska for the North's berth into the Big 12 Title Game. Bill Snyder has returned to the Wildcats sideline read more...


SEC Daily Fever: Ole Miss' McCluster Has Record Day Against Distracted Vols

Wonder if Ole Miss would increase the speed limit on campus from 18 (Archie Manning's retired number) to 22 after Saturday? #22 Dexter McCluster had a monster read more...


ACC Daily Fever: Butch Davis Stays Unbeaten Against His Former School

When North Carolina blew a 24-6 second-half against Florida State and dropped to 0-3 in the conference, there were some questions around Chapel Hill about which direction the program was going.


Big 12 Daily Fever: McCoy Ties QB Wins Record As Texas Remains Unbeaten

Many of the stories for the Big 12 Fever during the 2009 season have been negative in nature. Whether it was the injuries to Oklahoma's stars or the struggles of the North read more...


SEC Daily Fever: Kiffin Must Be Decisive In Dealing With Player Arrest Incident

For Tennessee coach Lane Kiffin, this week was supposed to be about continuing the Vols current momentum (on the field as well as recruiting) and winning the "Coach O" game in Oxford. Instead, he's dealing with his first 'crisis management' experience as three UT freshmen read more...


ACC Daily Fever: Bowden Needs Wake Victory To Secure Bowl Bid, Quell Fan Unrest

At 4-5, Florida State is staring at the distinct possibility of not making a Bowl game if they cannot beat Wake Forest in Winston-Salem on Saturday. The Demon read more...


Big 12 Daily Fever: OSU-Texas Tech Should Create Fireworks

The league's best game of the week looks to be a potential shootout when Texas Tech travels to Stillwater to meets the Cowboys. The last time Oklahoma State read more...


SEC Daily Fever: Georgia And Mark Richt Desperate For An Auburn Win

Georgia fans are feeling a little nervous these days. The Bulldogs have already been blown out by two rivals, Tennessee and Florida, and they will face two more in Auburn and Georgia Tech over the next three games.


Big 12 Daily Fever: '09 Teams Succeeding With Less Passing, More Running

Last week, Nebraska relied on the running game to beat Oklahoma while the Sooners threw five interceptions. Oklahoma State won at Iowa State by running for 331 yards while only throwing for 142. Kansas State beat rival Kansas by rushing for 266 yards and passing for 66.


ACC Daily Fever: Clemson Cannot Overlook NC State

Clemson has won four in a row, and the offense has averaged over 40 points a game during their streak. The Tigers can wrap up their first ACC Title Game berth with read more...


SEC Daily Fever: Spurrier Says He's Staying At South Carolina For The Long Term

As South Carolina and head coach Steve Spurrier prepare to host #1 Florida on Saturday, this game is a reminder to Gamecock fans of what their coach built at his alma mater and what has not happened in Columbia.


ACC Daily Fever: Georgia Tech's Low BCS Status Is A Casualty Of A Weak ACC

With Georgia Tech in the Top Ten and only having one loss, ACC fans would like to think that the Yellow Jackets have an outside shot at the BCS Title Game with a few breaks.


Big 12 Daily Fever: Does It Matter Which North Team Plays Texas In The Title Game?

A Nebraska writer has penned an interesting column that suggests the Cornhuskers would be the better opponent for Texas in order to have a competitive Big 12 Title game. We can surmise that fans in read more...


ACC Daily Fever: Florida State Loses Ponder For The Year

Florida State suffered a devastating blow this week with the news that quarterback Christian Ponder is out for the rest read more...


SEC Daily Fever: Officiating Issues Creates Negative Vibes For Top League

It’s the story that won’t go away- another week, another game where bad officiating dominates the league conversation. The SEC read more...


Big 12 Daily Fever: Texas A&M's Late Collapse Endangers Postseason Hopes

Mike Sherman’s club entered the Colorado game having won two in a row and seemed ready to make it three with an eleven-point lead at the half. However,


SEC Daily Fever: Alabama Beats LSU, Wins West

Alabama won a physical 24-15 battle against LSU on Saturday, and they now have cemented the highly-anticipated SEC Championship Game rematch with Florida. The Tide read more...


ACC Daily Fever: Georgia Tech Survives Wake Forest Scare

What a decision. Trailing 27-24 in overtime against Wake Forest, Paul Johnson had his Yellow Jackets go for it on 4th and inches from the five-yard line.


Big 12 Daily Fever: Nebraska Shuts Down Oklahoma Offense

Oklahoma’s season went from frustrating to worse Saturday as Nebraska’s defense controlled the battle of the ‘Big Reds’ for a 10-3 win.


SEC Daily Fever: LSU-Alabama Is The National Game Of The Week

The eyes of the college football world will be on Tuscaloosa Saturday afternoon when #9 LSU meets #3 Alabama. This game has conference and national read more...


ACC Daily Fever: Clemson Will Control ACC Atlantic With A Win Against FSU

Clemson could virtually wrap up the ACC's Atlantic Divsion with a home win against Florida State on Saturday night. That seemed improbable when the Tigers dropped to 2-3 on the season after their crushing defeat at Maryland.


Big 12 Daily Fever: The OU-Nebraska Rivalry Should Happen Every Season

Berry Tramel of 'The Oklahoman'  writes this week about something that just seems obvious to most college football fans: the Oklahoma-Nebraska game should happen every year.


SEC Daily Fever: Meyer looks bad after Spikes debacle

Many fans around the league are asking the question this week: what kind of program is Urban Meyer running in Gainesville? While many have questioned Meyer’s recruiting read more...


ACC Daily Fever: Virginia Tech tries to avoid third straight loss

In a season where the ACC has looked very vulnerable against non-BCS foes, Virginia Tech will have a tough contest tonight when they visit East Carolina (


Big 12 Daily Fever: K-State ascension could hurt league's image

Bill Snyder has returned to the sideline in Manhattan, Kansas, and the Wildcats are sitting in first place in the Big 12’s “little brother” Division. The read more...


ACC Daily Fever: Andrews leaves an amazing legacy at FSU

As expected, longtime Florida State defensive coordinator Mickey Andrews announced yesterday that he will retire at the end of this season. And what a read more...


SEC Daily Fever: Georgia's Richt looks to right ship in Athens

While much of the attention following the Florida-Georgia game has been on Brandon Spikes eye-gouging of Washaun Ealey, the reality for the Bulldogs is that they have the feel of a program that has slipped a notch from past seasons.


Big 12 Daily Fever: OU-Nebraska has lost a little luster

It’s still the battle of the “Big Reds”, but this one doesn’t have quite the significance of past Oklahoma-Nebraska read more...


SEC Daily Fever: Seemingly Insufficient Punishment For Spikes Sparks Controversy

Is a half-game suspension at home against Vanderbilt  really a punishment? That’s what many are wondering after Urban Meyer read more...


Big 12 Daily Fever: Sherman Has Aggies Thinking About A Bowl Berth

Texas A&M started the season by winning their first three games against rather weak opponents. That was followed by losing three in a row, including an embarrassing read more...


ACC Daily Fever: Duke Improving Under Cutcliffe

Coming into the season, Virginia Tech looked like the clear favorite in the Coastal Division, with Georgia Tech and Miami also having a shot. The Yellow Jackets have read more...


Big 12 Daily Fever: Texas Clearly the Conference's Best

Texas versus Oklahoma State was built up as the game of the year in the conference, but the Longhorns separated themselves from the rest of the league with a read more...


SEC Daily Fever: Freshmen SEC Coaches Seeing Success

One of the consistent themes in the conference this season has been the effect of the three new coaches. That continued on Saturday with Tennessee, Auburn, and Mississippi read more...


ACC Daily Fever: Georgia Tech Surges Towards Elite Status

As much of the league struggles for respectability, the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets continue to look impressive. On a night where Paul Johnson’s club did read more...


Big 12 Daily Fever: OSU-Texas Could Decide the Big 12

The biggest game in Oklahoma State history? It's starting to feel that way around Stillwater as the Cowboys prepare to host #3 Texas on Saturday night. OSU enters the game 6-1 overall and unbeaten in the conference, and the ramifications of beating the Longhorns would be read more...


SEC Daily Fever: "Cocktail Party" Remains A Great Southern tradition

It's more than just a football game. Whether it's golf tournaments, concerts, or just a long weekend with friends, the Georgia-Florida game has become a can't miss event for both fan bases and for read more...


ACC Daily Fever: North Carolina Revives Season With Improbable Win

Nobody wins in Blacksburg, right? Especially not teams that enter late October without a conference victory. However, North Carolina changed both of those last night with a shocking 20-17 win at read more...


Big 12 Daily Fever: Sam Bradford Shouldn't Be Second-Guessed

Sam Bradford had successful surgery yesterday, and he now will rehabilitate his shoulder in preparation for the NFL Draft. The read more...


SEC Daily Fever: Ole Miss Looks To Finish Strong

As Ole Miss prepares to travel to Auburn this Saturday, Houston Nutt's team will look to build the same second half of the season momentum that they did in 2008.


ACC Daily Fever: Jacory Harris Struggles, Matures

After starting the season with over 650 yards passing and five touchdowns in the two wins against Florida State and Georgia Tech, Miami quarterback Jacory Harris read more...


Big 12 Daily Fever: OSU-Texas Should Be a Barnburner

Texas and Oklahoma State will meet in Stillwater this Saturday night in what looks to be the Big 12 game of the year. The enthusiasm of the Cowboys fan base was read more...


ACC Daily Fever: Two North Carolina Teams Hurting The Conference

In a fairly disappointing season for the ACC, two programs falling way below expectation have been North Carolina and NC State.


SEC Daily Fever: Tebow Shuns The Media

An interesting scenario happened after the Florida win at Mississippi State; Tim Tebow did not meet with the media.


ACC Daily Fever: Paul Johnson Has Changed the ACC Landscape

Georgia Tech's running attack has the Yellow Jackets in the driver's seat in the Coastal Division and has the league's defensive coordinators very frustrated. As has read more...


SEC Daily Fever: Officials Under Heavy Scrutiny

Here we go again-another week, another rash of bad and missed calls that have SEC coaches angry. A week after Arkansas’ Bobby Petrino was reprimanded by the league office, two more read more...


Big 12 Daily Fever: Nebraska Must Rebound For Conference Balance To Return

We've been very critical of the North Division and for good reason. As the conference tries to catch the SEC in national perception, the North has become an anchor read more...


SEC Daily Fever: Bama Hangs On Against Tennessee

We have used the term "survive and advance" several times during league play, and that's just what Alabama (barely) did with their 12-10 victory over read more...


ACC Daily Fever: Clemson Shakes Up The ACC With Its OT Win At Miami

Dabo Swinney got the biggest win of his young career on Saturday as Clemson defeated Miami in a 40-37 overtime thriller.


Big 12 Daily Fever: Texas A&M Gives The Big 12 South Even More Depth

While many consider Iowa State winning 9-7 over Nebraska the league's biggest surprise on Saturday, the divisional disparity in the Big 12 becomes cleraer when taken in combination with what occurred in Lubbock when 


SEC Daily Fever: LSU needs Auburn win to stay on league's top shelf

Most in the local and national media are already looking towards December for the highly- anticipated Florida-Alabama matchup in Atlanta, but one team who has the talent to throw a wrench in that scenario is LSU.


ACC Daily Fever: FSU Gets A Much Needed Victory, But Bowden Still Under Scrutiny

It looked like the Florida State season was about to spiral out of control last night, as the Seminoles trailed 24-6 at North Carolina early in the third quarter. But read more...


Big 12 Daily Fever: Could Bradford Return In 2010?

There was much debate last winter on whether Oklahoma's Sam Bradford should enter the NFL Draft. He had won the Heisman Trophy, and many thought he would be the read more...


ACC Daily Fever: FSU and UNC Are Both Desperate For A Win Tonight

It's pretty amazing that here in late October, the North Carolina-Florida State clash will feature two teams searching for their first league win. But that is read more...


SEC Daily Fever: Nutt Back In Spotlight As Ole Miss Prepares For Arkansas

When the 2009 season kicked off, Ole Miss looked to be a contender in the West while the Arkansas was supposed to play the role of spoiler - but roles could be reveresed after this Saturday's game.


Big 12 Daily Fever: Texas Tech's Profile Continues To Rise Under Leach

As Texas Tech prepares to host Texas A&M this week, this game looks like two teams headed in different directions. After two tough losses to Top 20 teams to read more...


ACC Daily Fever: Shannon Keeps Miami Focused

With Georgia Tech’s big win over Virginia Tech last Saturday, the biggest beneficiary may have been the Miami Hurricanes. The Coastal Division is now a read more...


SEC Daily Fever: Kiffin And Saban Build Their Programs Using Past NFL Perspective

As Tennessee and Alabama prepare for their annual October clash, the Vols seem to be a couple of recruiting classes behind the Tide in building a roster to compete for a league title.


Big 12 Daily Fever: Gundy Has OSU in Big 12 Contention

It’s been quite the rollercoaster for Mike Gundy’s Oklahoma State team. The renovated Pickens Stadium played host to a huge opening week victory over Georgia, read more...


Big 12 Daily Fever: North Division coming up short

We have written many times that for the Big 12 to catch the SEC in power, the North Division was going to have to pull its weight.


ACC Daily Fever: Will Clemson Ever Become A Dominant ACC Force?

Clemson made a statement last Saturday with their resounding 38-3 win over Wake Forest. It showed that they have the talent to be a heavy player in the ACC and could be a serious contender for the Atlantic Division title.


SEC Daily Fever: League Refs Under Scrutiny After Missed Calls

It seems to happen every week- fans gripe about the refs. While part of that is just fans being fans, this season has seen an especially high number of questionable calls around the SEC.


ACC Daily Fever: Georgia Tech Enters National Picture With Win Over Virginia Tech

The Coastal Division just got very interesting after Georgia Tech’s 28-23 win over #4 Virginia Tech on Saturday.


SEC Daily Fever: Florida Squeaks By Arkansas, Drops to #2 in AP

We wrote on Friday that Florida could be in for a classic trap game against Arkansas, and that’s what it turned out to be.


Big 12 Daily Fever: Bradford Knocked Out Again, Texas Squeaks To Win

The nightmare for Oklahoma fans continued Saturday as their Heisman-winning quarterback was laying on the turf for the second time this season. Sam Bradford read more...


Big 12 Daily Fever: Oklahoma-Texas should be a Classic

This one has it all-Tradition, Star players, Conference and National Title implications, and good old-fashioned hate. The Red River Rivalry will kick off read more...


SEC Daily Fever: Should Florida be on Upset Alert?

Is this the one? Even though the Florida Gators have won two of the last three National Titles, they lost a surprising game in the middle of both of those seasons. Urban read more...


ACC Daily Fever: Tech battle will decide Coastal Division

The Coastal Division could get very interesting on Saturday if Georgia Tech can beat favored Virginia Tech at home in Atlanta. That result would net a three-way tie read more...


SEC Daily Fever: Can LSU Still Challenge For the West Crown?

We wrote earlier this week that it’s beginning to look more and more like a Florida-Alabama rematch in the SEC Title Game.


Big 12 Daily Fever: Beyond The Red River Rivalry

Most of the attention in Big 12 country this week will be on the Red River Rivalry, but there are two other league games that will go a long way in defining the conference season.


ACC Daily Fever: Clemson-Wake Forest Winner Could Become Atlantic Favorite

The Atlantic Division is wide open at the midway point, and an important game in deciding that half of the conference will take place Saturday when Wake Forest read more...


Big 12 Daily Fever: Texas Wants A Red River Win To Lift Their Season

Maybe it’s just gamesmanship before a huge rivalry battle, but the Texas Longhorns say they are glad to see Oklahoma’s Sam Bradford back on the field and ready to go read more...


SEC Daily Fever: Snead and Ole Miss Are Struggling

Along with Georgia, one of the most frustrated fan bases in the league at the halfway point has to be that of Ole Miss. Their record will not look that bad after read more...


ACC Daily Fever: NC State's Tom O'Brien Needs To Beat Former Team

It’s been a year full of frustration in the ACC, and one team that has showed a surprising lack of progress is NC State.


SEC Daily Fever: Georgia Coaching Staff Under Fire

There is some extra heat radiating from Athens these days, as Mark Richt tries to regroup his Bulldogs after being blown out by Tennessee. AJC columnist Mark Bradley called Georgia’s 45-19 loss in Knoxville “


ACC Daily Fever: The Coastal Division Shaped By Battle of Tech Schools

It seems to be a weekly theme around the ACC; league coaches trying to prepare for Georgia Tech’s vaunted running attack.


Big 12 Daily Fever: Texas Tech Has QB Decision To Make

In ten years at Texas Tech, Mike Leach had never seen one of his starting quarterbacks miss a start because of injury. That changed last Saturday when Steven read more...


SEC Daily Fever: Florida and Alabama On Path For Title Rematch

Tim Tebow did start and play against LSU Saturday night, but it was the Gator defense that dominated the game and propelled Florida to a 13-3 road victory in Death Valley.


ACC Daily Fever: Embattled Bowden Sees FSU Fall To 0-3 In League Play

We wrote before the weekend about the concern for Florida State having to prepare for Georgia Tech’s running offense amid the Bobby Bowden read more...


Big 12 Daily Fever: Bradford Back Just In Time For The Sooners

Oklahoma fans received some comforting news the weekend when Sam Bradford was announced as the starter. The Heisman winner threw for 389 yards and a score in read more...


SEC Daily Fever: Will LSU's Running Game Beat Florida?

Prime time national television audience, Baton Rouge, #1 vs. #4; this one should be fun. That’s the scenario as Florida travels to LSU amid questions read more...


Big 12 Daily Fever: Mizzou Suffers Loss With Brutal 4th Quarter

It looked good for three quarters. Missouri was up 12-0 over Nebraska in a game that saw a torrential downpour throughout the night in Columbia. Unfortunately for read more...


ACC Daily Fever: FSU Prepares for Georgia Tech Amid Bowden Debate

It’s been quite a week in Tallahassee. With everyone voicing an opinion on the future of Bobby Bowden, there have been more than enough read more...


Big 12 Daily Fever: Tonight's Missouri-Nebraska Clash May Decide the North Division

A key game in the Big 12 North will take place Thursday night when the surprising Missouri Tigers host Nebraska. Gary Pinkel’s team has been one of the nice surprises read more...


ACC Daily Fever: Gator Bowl Dumps The ACC For The SEC

It’s been a tough year for the national image of the ACC and their quest to be perceived with the big boys of college football. Ever since the opening week (N.C. State lost to South Carolina, Virginia to William & Mary, Duke to Richmond, Maryland to Cal, and Wake Forest read more...


SEC Daily Fever: Arkansas Has Much To Prove Against Auburn

Arkansas came into the season with the goal of at least being a factor in the SEC West, if not more. Already at 0-2 in league play, the Hogs begin a stretch this Saturday read more...


ACC Daily Fever: Bowden Saga Engulfs The Sunshine State

The drama of the Bobby Bowden saga at Florida State continues to be the story of week. The


SEC Daily Fever: Saban and Nutt Share Mutual Admiration

While the Florida-LSU matchup is getting much of the conference attention this week, another key league game will take place when Ole Miss hosts Alabama. The read more...


Big 12 Daily Fever: Both With QB Issues, OU and Baylor Prepare To Face Off

When Oklahoma travels to meet Baylor, all eyes will be focused on the quarterback position-for both teams. Obviously the whole nation is waiting to see if Sam read more...


SEC Daily Fever: Auburn Faces Offensive Shootout At Arkansas

While most of the attention in the league has gone to the three teams in the Top 4 of the polls, maybe the best story of the early season has been the resurgence of Auburn.


ACC Daily Fever: Miami Looks Like a BCS-Level Team

While Florida State is battling inconsistency and coaching upheaval, their Sunshine State rival Miami is experiencing resurgence.


Big 12 Daily Fever: Texas In the Driver's Seat

The early story in the conference has been the decline of injury-riddled Oklahoma and their two non-conference losses. Meanwhile, the


ACC Daily Fever: Against His Wishes, This Will Be Bobby Bowden's Final Season at FSU

It might not be "official" yet, but 2009 will be Bobby Bowden's last season a Florida State's head coach.


SEC Daily Fever: LSU's Tight Win Sets Up SEC Mega-Clash

It may not have been the most well played game, but what a finish we all got to see in Athens Saturday. LSU led Georgia 6-0 after three quarters, read more...


Big 12 Daily Fever: Bradford-less Oklahoma loses at Miami

It started well enough. The Oklahoma defense got two early interceptions, but Landry Jones and the offense could only turn them into seven points. Miami eventually got read more...


ACC Daily Fever: Miami-OU History Reminds Hurricanes Of Past Glory

Most of the attention for Saturday night’s Miami-Oklahoma matchup has been on the quarterbacks. Sam Bradford will not play for the Sooners, and Jacory Harris will try to bounce back from last week’s tough outing against Virginia Tech.


Big 12 Daily Fever: Jones, Not Bradford, Will Lead OU At Miami

The mystery is over for Oklahoma: Landry Jones will start at quarterback when the Sooners travel to Miami to meet a hungry Canes squad.


SEC Daily Fever: Georgia Looks To Define 2009 Season Against LSU

Saturday’s huge clash between Georgia and LSU will go a long way in defining the Bulldogs’ season. Mark Richt’s bunch is 3-1, a pretty solid record read more...


ACC Daily Fever: Georgia Tech Carries the ACC Flag into Starkville

Georgia Tech has a chance to do the conference proud Saturday when they travel to Starkville to meet an improving Mississippi State squad. One aspect working in read more...


Big 12 Daily Fever: Baylor's Once Attainable Bowl Bid Seems in Doubt After Injuries

We’ve written this week about the tough blow Baylor suffered when start quarterback Robert Griffin was lost for the season. Based on his stellar freshman read more...


SEC Daily Fever: LSU Can Prove Their Top 5 Ranking Between the Hedges

LSU will begin a brutal three-game stretch this Saturday that will test their lofty #4 national ranking.


Big 12 Daily Fever: An Undefeated Texas A&M Relies on Youth

Lost in all the Big 12 buzz has been Mike Sherman's quiet rebuilding job in College Station.  Most were wondering how A&M had sunk so low before Sherman's hiring.  It looks like it's the same old story - not enough recruiting of talent.


ACC Daily Fever: Florida State Should Focus on Saving Its Conference Season

The question this week in the ACC is - which Florida State team will show up at Boston College? Two games ago, the Noles dismantled a quality BYU squad on the read more...


Big 12 Daily Fever: Bradford Creates A Tough Dilemma for Stoops

The decision of the season is rapidly approaching for Bob Stoops: does Sam Bradford play against Miami read more...


SEC Daily Fever: Hogs Desperate for Win in Big D vs Texas A&M

Can you have a must-win game at the beginning of October against a non-conference opponent?  That’s the feeling around an Arkansas squad that sits at read more...


ACC Daily Fever: Can Hokies Still Emerge As BCS Contender?

With Virginia Tech’s big win over Miami, the Hokies and their fans are still thinking about a shot at the national title. With a neutral field loss against read more...


SEC Daily Fever: Is Bama the league's top dog?

Florida still has the #1 spot in the national polls, but many believe Alabama is staking a claim as the best team in the read more...


ACC Daily Fever: Another rough weekend

The negative theme continued Saturday for the ACC as Florida State lost to South Florida, while


Big 12 Daily Fever: Tech loses late at Houston

It was a fairly solid week for the Big 12 as most of the conference beat up non-BCS opponents.  But the one that got away was the read more...


ACC Daily Fever: Miami at Virginia Tech Is This Weekend's Biggest Game

The anticipation in Blacksburg is reaching a fever pitch. It is not lost on us here that it has been quite a while since an in conference ACC matchup is the game of the week.


SEC Daily Fever: Gamecocks Embrace the Spotlight While the Rebels Wither

SEC Daily Fever is the top SEC story of the day. Disagree? Let us know. South Carolina played a physical game led by their relentless defense and took down #4 Ole Miss 16-10, Thursday night in Columbia in a classic SEC headknocker.


Big 12 Daily Fever: Rival Abilene QBs Match Up in Houston vs Texas Tech

The talk of Texas this week continues to be the high octane matchup of Texas Tech at Houston.  Second year HC Kevin Sumlin has read more...


SEC Daily Fever: Rebels-Gamecocks Ready To Prove It in Primetime

It should be a great Thursday night national television matchup between Ole Miss and South Carolina, two teams that have a lot to prove.


ACC Daily Fever: Clemson Can Make ACC Proud on Saturday

Lost in the shadow of the ACC's biggest weekend game that pits Virginia Tech against visiting Miami, Clemson finds itself preparing for a tough home game against TCU.  


Big 12 Daily Fever: Mizzou's 3-0 Start Bolsters Northern Half of Conference

One of the best developments for the Big 12 North this season has been the solid early start of the Missouri Tigers. With the departure of Chase read more...


ACC Daily Fever: The ACC's Best Team in 2009 Could Be Determined on Saturday

ACC Daily Fever is the top ACC story of the day. Disagree? Let us know. One of the most important games in the conference season will take place Saturday in Blacksburg when Miami travels to meet Virginia Tech.


SEC Daily Fever: It's Offense vs Defense When Arkansas faces Alabama

SEC Daily Fever is the top SEC story of the day. Disagree? Let us know. One of the more interesting storylines this Saturday will be seeing


Big 12 Daily Fever: Texas Tech and Houston Provide A Weekend Shootout

Big 12 Daily Fever is the top Big 12 story of the day. Disagree? Let us know. In what promises to be a Wild West offensive onslaught, Texas Tech will meet Houston in a game that sees these two teams in unfamiliar roles.


SEC Daily Fever: Verbal Jabs Between Meyer and Kiffin Escalate

SEC Daily Fever is the top SEC story of the day. Disagree? Let us know. New Tennessee coach Lane Kiffin may have gotten the first word in between him and Urban Meyer when he boldly (or stupidly depending on your point of view) announced read more...


Big 12 Daily Fever: Bradford Back on the Practice Field

Big 12 Daily Fever is the top Big 12 story of the day. Disagree? Let us know. Bob Stoops and the Oklahoma doctors will have an interesting decision to make in the upcoming weeks.


ACC Daily Fever: UNC Program Improves Under the Radar

ACC Daily Fever is the top ACC story of the day. Disagree? Let us know. While Miami has been the best story of the early ACC year, the only other undefeated team  in the league (and ranked all season) is Butch Davis’ read more...


Big 12 Daily Fever: Longhorns Looking Like The Class of the Conference

Big 12 Daily Fever is the top Big 12 story of the day. Disagree? Let us know. Texas was able to take care of business against Texas Tech this year, and it looks like


SEC Daily Fever: New Coaches Show Early Promise

SEC Daily Fever is the top SEC story of the day. Disagree? Let us know. The story of the early SEC season continues to be the impact of the new coaches. We already knew the strength of the top teams in the league (Florida, read more...


ACC Daily Fever: FSU and Virginia Tech Get Huge Wins for the Conference

ACC Daily Fever is the top ACC story of the day. Disagree? Let us know. While the lower teams in the conference have had some terrible losses early, two of the league stalwarts, Florida State and Virginia Tech, had big time wins on read more...


SEC Daily Fever: Meyer Looks To Make Statement Against Kiffin

SEC Daily Fever is the top SEC story of the day. Disagree? Let us know. The national media has had this game circled since Lane Kiffin's hiring press conference earlier this year. Kiffin and Tennessee will travel to the Swamp this read more...


ACC Daily Fever: Canes Looking Like A National Power Again

ACC Daily Fever is the top ACC story of the day. Disagree? Let us know. What a difference a year makes and what a difference the Miami coaching changes made in their convincing 33-17 victory over Georgia Tech.


Big 12 Daily Fever: Mike Leach Tries To Downplay Tech vs Texas

Big 12 Daily Fever is the top Big 12 story of the day. Disagree? Let us know. Texas is ready to tackle a key step towards their goal of a Big 12 (and National) Title when they host Texas Tech Saturday night.


ACC Daily Fever: Is Miami's Defense Ready For Prime Time?

ACC Daily Fever is the top ACC story of the day. Disagree? Let us know. A year ago, Miami simply not ready for Georgia Tech’s running attack. The Jackets totaled 472 yards on the ground on the way to a 41-23 victory. read more...


Big 12 Daily Fever: Nebraska Hopes Maturity Will Lead To Win Over Virginia Tech

Big 12 Daily Fever is the top Big 12 story of the day. Disagree? Let us know. The game of the week nationally may be the Nebraska-Virginia Tech matchup.


SEC Daily Fever: Hogs-Dawgs Could Be The SEC Game of The Weekend

SEC Daily Fever is the top SEC story of the day. Disagree? Let us know. One of the more interesting matchups of the weekend has to be Georgia traveling to Arkansas. (Give Mark Richt credit - his tough schedule has kept his team on read more...


Big 12 Daily Fever: Texas Says Revenge Not The Goal Against Texas Tech

Big 12 Daily Fever is the top Big 12 story of the day. Disagree? Let us know. It was the signature highlight of the 2008 season- Michael Crabtree’s catch and score as Texas Tech upset undefeated Texas.


SEC Daily Fever: Chizik Tries To "Manage" Auburn Fans' Expectations

SEC Daily Fever is the top SEC story of the day. Disagree? Let us know. Auburn fans have had more than a little frustration with their offense over the last few seasons.


ACC Daily Fever: FSU's Players Call Closed Door Meeting

ACC Daily Fever is the top ACC story of the day. Disagree? Let us know. It doesn’t affect their ACC title hopes, but the BYU contest in Provo Saturday could become Florida State’s most important game of the season.


Big 12 Daily Fever: Nebraska Battles Big 12 North Credibility, Virginia Tech

Big 12 Daily Fever is the top Big 12 story of the day. Disagree? Let us know. As the North Division strives to catch up with the South, the need for big non-conference wins becomes paramount.


SEC Daily Fever: Kiffin Continues Tennessee's Recruiting Gains

SEC Daily Fever is the top SEC story of the day. Disagree? Let us know. Saturday was a tough day for Lane Kiffin and the Vols.


ACC Daily Fever: Miami Works Long Hours To Stop Tech's Running Game

ACC Daily Fever is the top ACC story of the day. Disagree? Let us know. We wrote last week about how tough it would be for Clemson


ACC Daily Fever: Almost Competitive Conference?

ACC Daily Fever is the top ACC story of the day. Disagree? Let us know. The Week 1 storyline for the ACC was tough defeats and narrow escapes against supposedly ‘inferior’ opponents.


SEC Daily Fever: UGA and South Carolina Deliver Early Season Drama

SEC Daily Fever is the top SEC story of the day. Disagree? Let us know. What a game between Georgia and South Carolina. With their recent history, we all expected a low scoring, defensive affair.


Big 12 Daily Fever: Oklahoma State Fails To Handle Success

Big 12 Daily Fever is the top ACC story of the day. Disagree? Let us know. After a thrilling 24-10 win over Georgia, the fans in Stillwater were on Cloud 9. With a Top 10 ranking and the cross-state rival Sooners loss, the potential of read more...


ACC Weekend Fever: Clemson Rally Against Tech Shows Heart, Falls Short

ACC Weekend Fever Previews Top Stories for the Upcoming Weekend Although it was still a 30-27 road loss, Clemson has to be encouraged


SEC Weekend Fever: Mullen vs. Chizik

SEC Weekend Fever Previews Top Stories for the Upcoming Weekend Auburn hosts Mississippi State in 2009's first meeting between SEC rookie coaches.  Quite a lot has changed in a year for both squads. 


Big 12 Weekend Fever: OSU Puts Fans Ahead of Money

Big 12 Weekend Fever Previews Top Stories for the Upcoming Weekend What a tough decision for Oklahoma State athletic director Mike Holder: Dallas vs. Stillwater for the huge opener agianst Georgia.


ACC Daily Fever: Short Week Has Swinney Understandably Nervous About Tonight's Game

ACC Daily Fever is the top ACC story of the day. Disagree? Let us know. Paul Johnson’s spread running attack had quite the effect on the league a year ago.


Big 12 Daily Fever: Aggies Early Schedule Helps To Build Youth and Momentum

Big 12 Daily Fever is the top ACC story of the day. Disagree? Let us know.


SEC Daily Fever: Georgia & South Carolina Ready Defenses For A Tight Game

SEC Daily Fever is the top SEC story of the day. Disagree? Let us know. Mark Richt and Steve Spurrier are both offensive-minded coaches, but it looks like they have to rely on their defenses to win early in 2009.


SEC Daily Fever: Gut Check time for Georgia

SEC Daily Fever is the top SEC story of the day. Disagree? Let us know. After dropping the opener at Oklahoma State, it is a huge week for Georgia as they try to avoid an 0-2 start when they battle South Carolina Saturday.


Big 12 Daily Fever: Injuries Quickly Put A Damper On OU's 2009 expectations

Big 12 Daily Fever is the top ACC story of the day. Disagree? Let us know. The young season just keeps getting worse for Oklahoma.


ACC Daily Fever: Miami's Jacory Harris Provides Hope For ACC

ACC Daily Fever is the top ACC story of the day. Disagree? Let us know. What a game. For a week that saw the league struggle mightily, the Florida State-Miami thriller was a nice sign of the ACC’s potential.


Big 12 Daily Fever: Devastating Opener for the Sooners

Big 12 Daily Fever is the top Big 12 story of the day. Disagree? Let us know. There was the nightmare-with less than ten seconds to go in the first half. It was Oklahoma’s worst fear;


SEC Daily Fever: Solid Debuts For New Coaches Makes Conference Even Deeper

SEC Daily Fever is the top SEC story of the day. Disagree? Let us know. With the exception of the Georgia loss, it was a pretty solid start for the SEC. The biggest story had to be the debut of the three new coaches.


ACC Daily Fever: Miami-FSU Barely Salvages An Opening Week Full of Bad Losses

ACC Daily Fever is the top ACC story of the day. Disagree? Let us know. You know it was a bad week when columnists are already calling you the “


SEC Daily Fever: Spurrier Lets Defense Rule Over Wolfpack

SEC Daily Fever is the top SEC story of the day. Disagree? Let us know. It wasn’t pretty, but South Carolina relied on their defense for a hard fought read more...


ACC Daily Fever: N.C. State's Loss Gets 2009 ACC Football Off To Poor Start

ACC Daily Fever is the top ACC story of the day. Disagree? Let us know. This one will sting awhile. North Carolina State was in a great position to move the program forward, but instead flopped on national television with


Big 12 Daily Fever: Can Mizzou Show That The Big 12 North Isn't Just The Big Ten?

Big 12 Daily Fever is the top Big 12 story of the day. Disagree? Let us know. A very meaningful game for the Big 12 North will happen Saturday when Missouri meets Illinois in the opener.


Big 12 Daily Fever: Oklahoma gets a Scare

Big 12 Daily Fever is the top Big 12 story of the day. Disagree? Let us know. Nervous Sooner fans are still waiting for official confirmation from Oklahoma, but apparently


SEC Daily Fever: Tide Duo cleared to play in Opener

SEC Daily Fever is the top SEC story of the day. Disagree? Let us know. Although the NCAA did find a violation in the Alabama case involving receiver Julio Jones and running back Mark Ingram,


ACC Daily Fever: All Eyes on Raleigh Tonight

ACC Daily Fever is the top ACC story of the day. Disagree? Let us know. What an opportunity tonight's game presents for North read more...


ACC Daily Fever: Miami's Brutal Opening Month May Affect Shannon's Future

ACC Daily Fever is the top ACC story of the day. Disagree? Let us know. In a recent interview,


SEC Daily Fever: Auburn Opener Provides Dilemma for Vince Dooley

SEC Daily Fever is the top SEC story of the day. Disagree? Let us know. An interesting scenario presents itself for SEC legend Vince Dooley in the Auburn-Louisiana Tech opener.


Big 12 Daily Fever: OSU Battling Distractions Before Georgia Opener

Big 12 Daily Fever is the top Big 12 story of the day. Disagree? Let us know. It’s been an interesting week in Stillwater as Oklahoma State prepares for their huge matchup with Georgia.


Big 12 Daily Fever: Sherman Hopes Personal Example Inspires Aggie Players

Big 12 Daily Fever is the top Big 12 story of the day. Disagree? Let us know. After going 4-8 in his first season in College Station, Mike Sherman knows how hard he must work to turn things around.


SEC Daily Fever: Embattled Dawgs D Gets Opening Challenge

SEC Daily Fever is the top SEC story of the day. Disagree? Let us know. While much of the talk in Athens has been about replacing Matt Stafford and Knowshon Moreno, the key to the 2009 Georgia season may lie in the improvement of the read more...


ACC Daily Fever: Hokies Must Improve on Offense

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SEC Daily Fever: Bama Locks Up Saban For Another 3 Years

SEC Daily Fever is the top SEC story of the day. Disagree? Let us know. A contract extension for Nick Saban, whose megadeal already runs through 2014?


ACC Daily Fever: Cutcliffe Inspires Hope at Duke

ACC Daily Fever is the top ACC story of the day. Disagree? Let us know. When you talk postseason in Durham, most Duke fans automatically think March Madness.


Big 12 Daily Fever: Led By Griffin, Baylor Looks Ready to Surprise

Big 12 Daily Fever is the top Big 12 story of the day. Disagree? Let us know. When looking for candidates to challenge the “Big 2” in the South Division, most experts see Oklahoma State playing the role this season that Texas read more...


SEC Daily Fever: Ole Miss Fans Hoping For a Monumental Season

SEC Daily Fever is the top SEC story of the day. Disagree? Let us know. Coming off a Cotton Bowl win and with quarterback Jevan Snead returning, the expectations at Ole Miss are as high as ever. The fan base has responded by


ACC Daily Fever: 2009 Is a Make or Break Year for Al Groh at UVA

ACC Daily Fever is the top ACC story of the day. Disagree? Let us know. Can Virginia get back to the days of George Welsh when the Cavaliers were a consistently solid team in the ‘90s? One man who will try and help that read more...


Big 12 Daily Fever: Does Taylor Potts Represent a New Era of Texas Tech QBs?

Big 12 Daily Fever is the top Big 12 story of the day. Disagree? Let us know. The same question always hangs over the Texas Tech program- is it the quarterback or the system?


SEC Daily Fever: Vols' Brown cleared by the NCAA

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ACC Daily Fever: Will Gamecock Trash Talk Motivate an Improving NC State?

ACC Daily Fever is the top ACC story of the day. Disagree? Let us know. The 2009 campaign will be huge for N.C. State’s Tom O’Brien, who has gone 11-14 in his first two years in Raleigh after eight straight winning seasons at read more...


Big 12 Daily Fever: Longhorn DB Earl Thomas Looks To Help Revive Defense

Big 12 Daily Fever is the top Big 12 story of the day. Disagree? Let us know. In the conference currently known for offense, the team that plays the best defense may be the one that advances to the Title game.


ACC Daily Fever: FSU's Offense Continues to Raise Concerns

ACC Daily Fever is the top ACC story of the day. Disagree? Let us know. It seems that Bobby Bowden is not too happy with his read more...


SEC Daily Fever: Latest On Julio Jones and Alabama

SEC Daily Fever is the top SEC story of the day. Disagree? Let us know. It's the story that just won't go away in Alabama.


Big 12 Daily Fever: Will Missouri run the ball more in 2009?

Big 12 Daily Fever is the top Big 12 story of the day. Disagree? Let us know. With Chase Daniel at the helm, Mizzou fans got used to seeing the ball tossed all over the field.


ACC Daily Fever: Two More QBs to leave the "U"

ACC Daily Fever is the top ACC story of the day. Disagree? Let us know. An interesting story broke today in Coral Gables as two more quarterbacks read more...


Big 12 Daily Fever: A&M leading WR changes positions

Big 12 Daily Fever is the top Big 12 story of the day. Disagree? Let us know. Texas A&M coach Mike Sherman has made an interesting decision


SEC Daily Fever: How will Kiffin's offense fare in Year 1?

SEC Daily Fever is the top SEC story of the day. Disagree? Let us know. As expected, Tennessee has named senior quarterback Jonathan Crompton the read more...


Big 12 Daily Fever: The Big 12 Makes Comparisons to the SEC - Should They?

Big 12 Daily Fever is the top Big 12 story of the day. Disagree? Let us know. The Big 12 conference was well represented in the initial AP Top 25 Poll with


SEC Daily Fever: The Gamecock Spotlight Shines on Garcia in South Carolina

SEC Daily Fever is the top SEC story of the day. Disagree? Let us know It’s nothing new for Steve Spurrier to seem upset with the play of his quarterbacks.


ACC Daily Fever: Will The Injury Bug Derail Virginia Tech's Season?

ACC Daily Fever is the top ACC story of the day. Disagree? Let us know. It’s been a tough preseason camp for Virginia Tech, especially at the running back position.


SEC Daily Fever: SEC Media Policy Upsets the Press

SEC Daily Fever is the top SEC story of the day. Disagree? Let us know A huge debate is about to happen regarding the direction of the league’s media coverage.


ACC Daily Fever: Biletnikoff List Shows Unfortunate Lack of ACC Playmakers

ACC Daily Fever is the top ACC story of the day. Disagree? Let us know  Although it’s good news for Jacoby Ford, it’s not so good news for the conference.


Big 12 Daily Fever: Fans Are Lining Up In Stillwater

Big 12 Daily Fever is the top Big 12 story of the day. Disagree? Let us know. As a highly-anticipated season approaches for Oklahoma State, we know about the preseason Top 10 rating, the renovations to Boone Pickens Stadium, and the read more...


Big 12 Daily Fever: OU Linebacker Sues NCAA

Big 12 Daily Fever is the top Big 12 story of the day. Disagree? Let us know.   We wrote earlier in the week about read more...


SEC Daily Fever: Eligibility of Prized Vol Recruit Under NCAA Scrutiny

SEC Daily Fever is the top SEC story of the day. Disagree? Let us know   The highly-publicized recruitment of Tennessee’s Bryce Brown has taken an interesting turn a few weeks before the top running back is set to make read more...


ACC Daily Fever: Another Florida Coaching Legend Passes Over Tebow

ACC Daily Fever is the top ACC story of the day. Disagree? Let us know   This will get them talking in the Sunshine State.


ACC Daily Fever: Ticket Sales Say That UNC Is More Than Just Basketball

ACC Daily Fever is the top ACC story of the day. Disagree? Let us know   What a difference a top coach can make. Butch Davis has awakened the North Carolina football fan base as


SEC Daily Fever: Tough Break for Improving Vandy

SEC Daily Fever is the top SEC story of the day. Disagree? Let us know   Vanderbilt’s defense suffered a major blow with


Big 12 Daily Fever: Red Raiders get RB back

 Big 12 Daily Fever is the top Big 12 story of the day. Disagree? Let us know.   Texas Tech got some welcome news as it appears that 


SEC Daily Fever: Tough Injury for the Razorbacks

SEC Daily Fever is the top SEC story of the day. Disagree? Let us know. The Arkansas defense has suffered a major loss with the news that


ACC Daily Fever: New Starter for Clemson

ACC Daily Fever is the top ACC story of the day. Disagree? Let us know. Clemson will have a new signal caller for their opener as Dabo Swinney has named


Big 12 Daily Fever: Big Recruiting News for Mizzou

Big 12 Daily Fever is the top Big 12 story of the day. Disagree? Let us know. Missouri got some huge news read more...


Big 12 Daily Fever: Sooners Await Status of Key LB

Big 12 Daily Fever is the top Big 12 story of the day. Disagree? Let us know. Oklahoma is still read more...


SEC Daily Fever: Auburn Names QB Starter

SEC Daily Fever is the top SEC story of the day. Disagree? Let us know. Chris Todd was recently named the starting quarterback at Auburn, and he


ACC Daily Fever: GA Tech Loses Backup QB

ACC Daily Fever is the top ACC story of the day. Disagree? Let us know. Georgia Tech suffered a blow to their depth over the weekend when


In Defense of Steve Spurrier: How The Ole Ball Coach's Honest Humility Might Help Carolina

Is the SEC seeing a new side of Steve Spurrier in the wake of what seemed to be an uncharacteristic performance at this year's SEC Media Days? His current situation hinges around a piece Swampland Sports wrote last February


Can the Big 12 or the ACC catch the SEC?

With every football season, the conversation around the nation leads to the inevitable question- who is the best conference? Many fans answer the same every year (their favorite) while others look a little more objectively. I found it interesting a couple of weeks ago when separate read more...


Orrin Hatch's Folly: Senator, College Football Is About Conferences, Not Teams

After concluding Senate hearings about the BCS, Senator Orrin Hatch wrote an op-ed piece that appeared on ESPN.com.  Here's a selection of that article: During the June 7 read more...


The Shocking Loss of Steve McNair

So there I was in Nashville- relaxing by the water with friends on the 4th of July like most of us like to do. Then I heard something that made the festive holiday mood fade quickly; “Steve McNair had been shot”. Could this really be, or maybe it was just bad read more...


NBA Draft: Swampland's Pro Hoops Teams

Pro sports has a problem in the Swampland Footprint.  Considered the top level of competition and interest throughout the rest of the country, the pro game doesn't resonate with read more...


Southern Baseball Leads the Way Again

On the eve of the College World Series and Major League Draft, we thought we should take a look at some of the top baseball prospects in our Swampland read more...


FSU Booster Suggests ACC Divisional Realignment

 The Orlando Sentinel recently reported that the president of the Seminole Boosters, Inc has written a plea to his school to ask that the


NFL Teams Draft Their Identity This Weekend

Well it's finally here-Xmas in April for football fans. The ultimate convergence of pro and college football happens today with the annual NFL Draft. This is a day of hope for every fan base, and it's also the day(s) that NFL executives decide on the identity of their respective read more...


Should NFL Teams Lean Towards Drafting Local College Favorites?

A theme that seems to arise every season in our Swampland footprint is the choice of NFL teams to draft a local college favorite. Most professional organizations will deny that this decision ever enters their thinking, and that they always select the next best player on their Draft read more...


Matthew Stafford: #1 Pick or Bust? SEC Fans Have Doubts

Few players have a cloud of doubt on them as thick as Matthew Stafford's.  Where did these clouds come from?  Some have chalked it up to the standard over-analysis during the overly long NFL Draft period that lasts from the end of the college football season to the third read more...


A New (Media) Day Dawning for the SEC

We ran across this video recently, and we thought we'd put it up for everyone to view.  It ran at the end of Raycom Sports final SEC game during this past SEC basketball tournament in Tampa. We all know about the SEC's new ESPN deal


Calipari Looks to Return Kentucky to SEC (and National) Prominence

The big decision has finally been made. After nine years of building up Memphis to a perennial power, John Calipari has decided to leave the Bluff City for the money, big conference pedigree, and read more...


Billy Gillispie's Fate Could Send Big Ripples Throughout the SEC and the Footprint

Mark Wiedmer at the Chattanooga Time Free Press has it right.  If Billy Gillispie gets fired, it will create a coaching shakeup around the Swampland read more...


The Big East in SEC Country: How USF Can Join the Sunshine State Elite

After looking at the SEC-ACC competition within the Sunshine State, we next wanted to examine the challenge that Big East member South Florida has read more...


SEC vs ACC: Can FSU and Miami Join Florida to Make a "Big 3" Again?

As we wrap up our look at states with SEC and ACC schools, the Swampland focus turns to the seemingly abundant football fields of the Sunshine State. The State of Florida produces the best recruits east of the Mississippi River and is home to a couple of very salty gridiron read more...


SEC vs ACC: Clemson and South Carolina Try to Make the Palmetto State Relevant

In continuing our look at the states with both ACC and SEC teams, we move to the Palmetto State, where a ton of changes occurred in the offseason.


SEC vs ACC: Georgia and Georgia Tech Battle for Peach State Supremacy

With recruiting classes signed and spring practices approaching, it’s a good time to look at states in the Swampland Footprint that share SEC and ACC teams.  We’re going to start in the Peach State, where a long time


The Clock is Ticking for Spurrier at South Carolina

As we continue to take a post-Signing Day look at the coaches and programs in our Swampland Footprint, it’s an interesting time to examine the state of the South Carolina program under Steve Spurrier.  An SEC legend as a player and coach at Florida, Spurrier has not yet read more...


For Ole Miss and Arkansas (and Nutt and Petrino), It Looks Like a Win/Win

We've all witnessed the media firestorm surrounding Auburn and Tennessee's respective head coaching hires of Gene Chizik and Lane Kiffin.  Like they tend to do, the media took some minor fires of controversy and poured gasoline on them, leaving any remnants of logic and reason read more...


In Defense of Lane Kiffin: The SEC "Family Feud" with Urban Meyer

There is no other conference more proud of itself than the SEC.  SEC fans from rival teams hate each other with a passion bordering on the pathological, but when success arrives, it is embraced not just for the winning team but for the conference at large.


SEC Dominance - From the Field to Recruiting (And It Isn't Stopping Soon)

The reaction to Signing Day is always interesting as every coach in America is thrilled with their class while fans have mixed reactions to their school’s ranking and new players.  Everyone that followed Wednesday's coverage saw plenty of ESPN's favorite big-market teams read more...


Xmas in February for Southern College Football Fans (SEC, Big 12, ACC, Big East)

It’s finally here! National Signing Day is upon us, and this is the time where quality programs establish themselves for the upcoming years. The welcoming of a new recruiting class energizes fans and provides coaches with the opportunity to show that their school will be-or read more...


Mack Brown and the Longhorns Must Judiciously Draw Talent from their Texas Base

Water is wet, the sky is blue, and the University of Texas is working on another top-notch recruiting class. The Longhorns Mine Their State's Natural Talent Base Most BCS schools try to comb their region (if not the read more...


UNC's Butch Davis Challenges the ACC to Rival the SEC

With the rapid approach of National Signing Day, we’ve focused recently on the critical lifeblood known as recruiting.  One of the new players that has emerged in read more...


To Stewart Mandel, We Say, "SEC Coaching Dollars Make Sense"

Chalk SI.com's Stewart Mandel as the latest member of the national media that just doesn’t understand the culture of the SEC football landscape.  Mandel's latest involves


Lane Kiffin is Already Making an Impact on the SEC (and Paul Finebaum)

A few weeks ago, I wrote how I thought Tennessee and Lane Kiffin were going to be a great fit for each other. There was quite a bit of criticism for a major power in the SEC choosing a read more...


In Defense of Auburn & Gene Chizik (With Apologies to Tubs, Turner Gill and Charles Barkley)

Let's just start this TF Dispatch with the moment of controversy courtesy of Auburn's own bombthrower, Charles Barkley:


In Defense of Bob Stoops, the BCS (again), and the Big 12 (and a Look at the 2009 Season)

Proof, in college football, always comes over at least a two year period.  This means that Heisman winners and BCS Championship opponents almost always have to have a strong previous season leading into their big year.


Ole Miss and LSU Cruise; Alabama and South Carolina Snooze

Overall it’s been a pretty good bowl season for the SEC, going 5-2 with Florida left to play in the National Title Game. The highlights include Mississippi and Houston Nutt getting a


Lane Kiffin fits the Vols and the SEC

Tribal Fever did a great job of presenting the challenge that is coaching in the 21st century SEC. I wanted to focus on the Tennessee job where Phil read more...


Will Chizik, Kiffin (or Mullen) Meet The Urban Meyer/Nick Saban SEC Standard?

This season has seen another massive shift in the SEC coaching ranks.  Counting last season and this, almost half of the SEC has changed coaches.  There's nothing like coaching SEC football.  It remains a


SEC and Big 12 Championship Game Reax

The college football regular season ended by giving us the matchup that made the most sense--the SEC Champion vs. the Big 12 Champion. The BCS title game should be a high-scoring, exciting affair and one that all of the fans in our Swampland footprint will appreciate. Florida will read more...


Saturday's Slate: Conference Championships

Here we are, after a week off due to technical difficulties, to find ourselves on the verge of crowning some conference champions and setting up the BCS Title teams.  It has been a long and exciting year.  Luckily for us, today's games have the potential to live up to the read more...


Swampland Footprint National Title: Big 12 vs. SEC

So it’s Oklahoma that gets the chance to represent the Big 12 South in Kansas City, and they will probably get a shot at the National title with a victory. Of read more...


Snowman's Six-Pack of Reax from Saturday

1. It has finally happened. For the first time since 1982, the Vanderbilt Commodores will be eligible to go to a bowl. Vandy rode D.J. Moore read more...


Saturday's Slate: SEC vs. Big 12 South Looking Good!

After a season of many a wild ride, a little clarity emerged from last week's games.  The SEC has their championship game set.  The Big 12 is now down to three (maybe four) potential BCS participants.  The rest of our TF conferences have a ways to go, but none of read more...


Snowman's Six-Pack of Reax from Saturday

1. After all of the Nick Saban drama last week in Baton Rouge, we finally got a close game from a SEC marquee matchup. Alabama and LSU staged a very hard-fought battle, but as we’ve written about so much this season in the SEC, the quarterback play was the difference. Alabama read more...


Saturday's Slate: The November Home Stretch Begins!

College football remains the Footprint's most compelling and spectacular sport.  The 2008 season has delivered us yet again a roller coaster ride of sporting goodness.  The stakes have been high all season.  So far, at least two key programs (Tennessee and read more...


End of an Era in Knoxville and the SEC

The Dean of SEC football coaches, Phillip Fulmer, announced on Monday that he would agree with the University of Tennessee’s decision for him no to return for the 2009 season. It was one of the


Snowman's Six-Pack of Reax from Saturday

1. Wow – what an instant classic in the Lonestar State. Texas Tech pulled off an amazing upset of #1 Texas with one second to go and sent their raucous fans read more...


Saturday's Slate: Top Games in Each Conference Will Decide Champions

Georgia and Florida in Jacksonville The World’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party has more at stake than ever – read more...


Snowman's Six-Pack of Reax from Saturday

1) The biggest difference between teams in the SEC this season is simply quarterback play. Alabama, Georgia, and Florida came into the season with experienced/quality signal callers, and they have been the class of the league. Lack of experience or just poor play at quarterback has read more...


Saturday's Slate: A Bit of Relative Calm Before the Storm

Although you can't take a week off in college football, this week seems like a palate cleanser before some of the biggest homestretch games are played.  November will feature great game after great game and next week's


A Nice Weekend of Hate in the SEC

One of the most hate-filled rivalries in college football will see another chapter written on Saturday when the #2 Alabama Crimson Tide invade Knoxville to take on the Volunteers. The “Third read more...


Mike Leach: The Architect of Today's Big 12

It’s going to be a big weekend for the best division (three undefeated teams plus Oklahoma) in college football. With six quarterbacks ranked in the Top 15 in the read more...


Swampland Hosts Georgia-Florida Bash

Swampland/Mystery And Manners Hosts Pre-Georgia-Florida Football Outing 10/22/08 On October 31, Swampland/Mystery And Manners read more...


Saturday's Slate: BCS Busters vs. Disciplined Talent

Last week was a lesson in symmetry.  Many teams met on the field that looked like mirror images.  Something had to give, and it did.  3 of the top 5 teams lost giving the nation a new number one, Texas, who beat Oklahoma in what was probably a top 10 of all time Red read more...


Breaking News: Tommy Bowden Steps Down as Clemson Head Coach

October 13, 2008 Talk about the end of an era.  Just an hour ago, Clemson University Head Coach Tommy Bowden announced that he is stepping down from the position he has held for the past ten years.


Saturday's Slate: Symmetry Saturday

We've already been treated to upsets throughout the Tribal Fever landscape, but let's not forget that upsets require a precondition of disparity between teams, etiher real or imagined. This Saturday's games are of a different sort.  It seems across the board that all read more...


Saturday's Slate: Picking Up The Pieces

Last week had USC losing on Thursday which appeared to set up big things for Georgia and Florida.  Then, both stumbled last week, but both have a chance to redeem their season. This shapes up to be another great season filled with surprises as another team with destiny read more...


Saturday's Slate: Ding Dong, The Witch Is Dead!

Of course, this means that the two perennial pretenders that stand in our way, Ohio State and USC, have both lost and neither appear to have the right kinds of games left to springboard back into the national title hunt.  That should mean that the national championship game read more...


Saturday's Slate: Barometer Games (Intra- and Inter-Conference)

This weekend marks the beginning of some classic early season rivalry games inside the SEC.  TF has a rundown of all the key games. BEST INTRA-CONFERENCE GAMES


Despite the Drumbeat of ACC Criticisms, the Big East Remains the Bigger Problem

The ACC has been this season's early whipping boy thanks to Clemson's beatdown in Atlanta handed to them by Alabama.  However, we don't see that game as any long term indicator.  That game result resulted primarily because Alabama has a coach that understands how to read more...


The SEC Upgrades To College Football 2.0

The nation at large now sees what the Footprint has long known - SEC Football is dominant and truly in its own league.  Despite the hue and cry against it, the BCS has allowed sports fans to see top teams, by and large, go against each other on the field.  Since read more...


Gamecocks Destruction of Wolfpack Serves Notice to Clemson and the ACC

Last night was the glorious kick off to the 2008 college football season.  Teams from almost every conference had games allowing us some very early previews of what might be coming in the weeks ahead. Everyone now knows about the


A Humorous Comparison of College Football Between the South and the North

As our beloved college football season nears, we at Tribal Fever thought everyone should read this comparison between college football in the South versus our Northern counterparts. (This has been making the rounds via email so many of you might have already seen it - read more...


Is 8 Wins The SEC's New Over/Under For Coaching Success?

An interesting debate was sparked last week when the University of Tennessee announced it had extended Coach Phillip Fulmer’s contract: What is an read more...


With Leadership In Flux, the BCS Proves Its Worth to the Big East

Tribal Fever will never stop its defense of the greatest sport in our Footprint - college football.  How a sport that has record ratings and revenue would ever be under scrutiny is beyond us, but we believe the heart of that line of criticism lies in its "limited" read more...


Duke Over Notre Dame: College Sports Are Still The King Down South

Since the SEC just wrapped up its meetings down in Destin, Tribal Fever thought it would be a good time to check in.  College sports are the glory of The Footprint, and the rest of the nation is taking notice. The significance of yesterday's news that Notre Dame's AD read more...


Pro Sports Scandal Fatigue

While we at Swampland often write about College Football being the South’s number one passion, there’s no questioning the popularity of the NFL. We all love the ‘sport’ of professional football, but the ‘business’ of the game always seems to cause read more...


Conference USA Must Step Up to Avoid Potential College Football Upheaval

Last year, Tribal Fever presented a modest proposal about conference realignment for teams in the Swampland Footprint.  The proposal came from our understanding of the love and passion of college football in read more...


South Dominates College Baseball

by Patrick Snow There is one more week of college baseball before the conference tournaments, and the teams in our Swampland footprint are looking very strong. I had the pleasure this past weekend to attend a great 3-game series between Vanderbilt and Georgia. The Bulldogs read more...


SEC Football Update, Memphis Style!

Ron Higgins was on fire over the weekend.  He's one of the best writers about SEC football newspaper writers outside of Tony Barnhart.  (For those of you just finding out about Ron, please


Why Swampland Sports Loves the BCS

Despite winning back to back national titles in football, the SEC susre seems to hate the BCS.  Lately, this hatred has been reaching a new level. It all started when University of Georgia President Michael F. Adams announced a proposal for


SPF's NFL Draft First Round Log (Live All Day!!)

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Snowflakes: What Are SEC Football Critics Going To Do Now?

With spring football in full gear, it’s never too early to look ahead to the upcoming season. We at Swampland have focused many times on the ongoing theme of the SEC “arms race” in America’s toughest conference schedule to navigate. With Florida and LSU read more...


Snowflakes: Southern Sweet 16

Here a quick primer for our teams in this weekend’s NCAA Tournament. East – This is definitely the Heavyweight bracket for our Swampland region. With #1 overall seed North Carolina playing near home in Charlotte, the Tar Heels have to be read more...


Snowflakes: Tar Heels are the Tourney's Favorite

The best postseason in sports is upon us with the NCAA Tournament beginning. Brackets will soon be ruined as productivity takes a break for a couple of days in offices across the country. College football will seemingly always be king in our Swampland region (with a few exceptions read more...


Snowflakes: Big 12 Tourney as Expected, but Change on the Horizon

The least surprising of all conference tournaments this March has been the Big 12 Tourney in Kansas City. Both Texas and Kansas have been Top 10 teams for most of the season, and they have maneuvered their way to Sunday’s Championship game with a probable #1 seed on the line read more...


Video Clips: Tornado Hits Downtown Atlanta during SEC Tourney Game

Below is a clip of the game broadcast of Alabama vs. Mississippi State during the moment when a tornado hits the Georgia Dome and damages the roof.  


Snowflakes: Why SEC Hoops is No Longer Just Kentucky

With Mississippi and Florida both dropping first round games in the conference tournament, the SEC contingent for the Big Dance seems to be set at five (TN, UK, VU, Ark., MSU). While there’s an outside chance the Rebels could get an at-large berth, the rest of the weekend will read more...


Snowflakes: Small Conference Hoops Does the Footprint Proud

It’s the most exciting time of the year for many of the smaller schools around our region. Their conferences tournaments have become an extension of the NCAA Tourney as winning the automatic bid fulfills their dream of having a shot at the big boys. Many pundits feel it would read more...


Snowflakes: Conference USA's Mediocrity is True Source of Calipari's Frustration

Memphis has their sights set on the Big Dance and the Final Four as they cruise through another C-USA Tournament at home. When the Tigers beat UAB, John Calipari became the only coach besides Adolph Rupp to win


Snowflakes: UNC vs. Duke defines ACC Hoops

* Is there any better theater in college basketball than North Carolina at Duke? It was another great scene at Cameron Indoor Stadium last Saturday night with former players like Christian Laettner, Jason Williams, and Chris Duhon in the house for Senior Night. Heck, new Duke read more...


Snowflakes: Big 12 Hoops

* The Big 12 is looking quite solid as the postseason approaches. There is a strong possibility that half of the league gets an invitation to the Big Dance, with both Kansas and Texas still having a shot at a #1 seed. If either the Longhorns or Jayhawks win the Big 12 Tournament, read more...


Snowflakes: SEC Hoops

* What a great night of hoops SEC fans witnessed on Wednesday night. We’ll start in Gainesville where Tennessee came from 16 back to beat the Gators 89-86, and wrapped up the SEC Title in the process. It’s the first outright conference title for the Vols in 41 years, and read more...


Snowflakes: Small Conference Hoops

* It will be quite a battle this weekend in the Big South for the coveted automatic berth to the Big Dance. North Carolina-Asheville and Winthrop both finished at 10-4 in the Big


Snowflakes: C-USA/Big East Hoops

* West Virginia has won 3 of their last 4 and really seems to be coming together at the right time. One of the main reasons for their solid play of late is that post man Joe Campbell has averaged 25.5 points a game in the last 4 contests, including 32 in the Mountaineers’ huge read more...


Snowflakes: ACC Hoops

* Mike Krzyzewski got his 800th career win Saturday in a game that Duke trailed most of the way. The obvious question becomes: Can he get to 902-the record number of victories set by his read more...


Snowflakes: Big 12 Hoops

* Texas’ stellar play throughout the season has put them into great position for a #1 seed in the NCAA Tournament. Winners of read more...


Snowflakes: SEC Hoops

* I’ve written all season about the banner year for basketball in the state of Tennessee. The two best teams in the league appear to be from the Volunteer State in Tennessee and Vanderbilt (although detractors would qualify the Commodores inclusion as long as they are playing read more...


Snowflakes: Small Conference Hoops

* We still have a great two-horse race in the Sun Belt Conference as both South Alabama and Western Kentucky try to prove they are Big Dance worthy. Many bracket


Snowflakes: C-USA/Big East Hoops

* Well, it finally happened. The 47-game home winning streak and the perfect record on the season ended for Memphis last Saturday when Tennessee defeated them, 66-62, in the raucous FedEx Forum. Surprisingly, the Tigers were outhustled and outrebounded by the smaller Vols who made read more...


Snowflakes: ACC Hoops

* Miami seems to have played themselves back in to the NCAA Tournament picture. Just two weeks ago, the Hurricanes were 2-6 in ACC play and seemed to be drifting off to another subpar season. However, Frank Haith’s club has righted the ship by winning four in a row including read more...


Snowflakes: #1 vs #2

With all due respect.to the other games this weekend, there’s only one mammoth matchup read more...


Snowflakes: ACC Hoops

* What a great win for Wake Forest Sunday night. The Demon Deacons topped #2 Duke 86-73 to provide the fans in Winston-Salem and first-year coach Dino Gaudio with their best moment of the season. Of course, last summer turned tragic for the entire Wake family after the untimely read more...


Snowflakes: Big 12 Hoops

* What a great game Monday night between Texas and Kansas. In my opinion, it was ‘highest quality’ contest I have seen all year. While some other games had crazier finishes, KU-Texas looked like a Final 4 matchup with two heavyweights slugging it out. Although the read more...


Snowflakes: SEC Hoops

* After attending the Vanderbilt-Kentucky game Tuesday night in Nashville, all I can say is ‘Wow’. The Commodores are always tough at home (15-0 this season), and they handed the Wildcats the worst loss in their SEC history, 93-52. Vandy scorched the nets at over 55% for read more...


Snowflakes: Small Conference Hoops

We often focus on teams that reach the dream of an NCAA tournament or special players who make the NBA, but sometimes it’s just about playing for the love of the game. That thought takes us to tiny Presbyterian College in Clinton, South Carolina. The Blue Hose


Snowflakes: Big East Hoops

Louisville got a monster win last Saturday night when they knocked off first place Georgetown. The Cardinals are playing much better ball of late, having won 5 of 6, and looking solid for a good run in the postseason. However, I’ve got to give at least an assist to Rick read more...


Snowflakes: ACC Hoops

* What a game in Chapel Hill on Sunday. Still without star point guard Ty Lawson, North Carolina rallied from a double-digit deficit in the second half and finally put away Clemson in double overtime, 103-93. Tyler Hansbrough may have wrapped up the National Player of the Year in read more...


Snowflakes: Big 12 Hoops (Bobby Knight Retires)

There are many good stories in the conference, but one of those stands out this week and that is the resignation of Bobby Knight from Texas Tech. One of the most polarizing figures in the history of sports, Knight said he was tired and that it seemed like the right time to hand over read more...


Snowflakes: SEC Hoops

* The Kentucky Wildcats finally look to be playing the kind of winning ball that Big Blue fans expect. It took a while to adjust to new coach Billy Gillispie (and his gameday practices), but now the ‘Cats are sitting only one game behind SEC East leader Tennessee. In a recent read more...


Snowflakes: Smaller Conference Hoops

One mid-major club that higher seeded teams will not want to see in the Big Dance is Davidson from the Southern Conference. The Wildcats are perfect 13-0 in league play


Snowflakes: Big East/C-USA Hoops

* With the league’s RPI being 11th in the nation, it’s a distinct possibility that Conference USA could be a one-bid league this season. Even though John Calipari has tried to talk up C-USA, the conference is just not performing up to the “right below the BCS read more...


Snowflakes: ACC Hoops

* The best rivalry in college hoops takes place Wednesday night when #2 ranked Duke invades Chapel Hill to battle #3 North Carolina. This game is always a barnburner on Tobacco Road, and the winner will have sole possession of first place in the conference. The biggest story read more...


Snowflakes: Big 12 Hoops

by Patrick Snow * The best storyline in the conference this season has easily been the Baylor Bears. At 16-3 overall and 4-1 in league play, Scott Drew’s team has a legitimate chance to be in the Big Dance. His team has five scorers averaging in double figures, and read more...


Snowflakes: SEC Hoops

by Patrick Snow * Someone forgot to tell 2-time National Champion Florida that they were supposed to struggle this season. After winning their second NCAA title in a row, the Gators lost the top six players off their depth chart and lost their coach for a day or two. read more...


Snowflakes: Small Conference Hoops

by Patrick Snow The regular season seems to get a little overlooked in many of the smaller or “1-bid” leagues in our Swampland footprint, but there are some great races happening as these teams position themselves for the postseason run. We’ll try each week read more...


Snowflakes: C-USA/Big East Hoops

by Patrick Snow * Could this week finally bring the contest where #1 Memphis actually loses a conference game? The last time that happened was at UAB on March 2nd, 2006. On Wednesday night, the undefeated Tigers travel to Houston to battle the 15-3 Cougars. After read more...


Snowflakes: ACC Hoops

by Patrick Snow * As Duke put the finishing touches on their 93-84 victory at Maryland Sunday night, it became increasingly clear that the ACC will be a two-horse race this season. Duke and North Carolina are definitely the class of the league and are probably the only two read more...


In defense of Bobby Petrino (and Arkansas)

Tribal Fever prides itself about being on the pulse of college sports in the Footprint.  We aren't here to sugarcoat it in any way.  College football is king down here.  Everything else runs a distant second. In that light, we want to set the record read more...


TF Conference Championship Preview

Today is the day we find out whether it will be an all-Swampland matchup in the BCS Championship Game.  If all goes according to plan it should be Missouri vs. West Virginia.  Still, there are a few other game worth watching.  It has been a great year for college read more...


TF Rivalry Week Preview

Rivalry games define college football.  More than bowl games or even conference championships, a win against your rival means bragging rights for a year.  That is why this weekend's game can often be the hardest to call.  A team with a losing record can suddenly make read more...


TF Saturday Preview: The Year of Transition Nears An End

The wild year continues.  In many ways this was just a sign of the transition college football around the Footprint has experienced.  In some ways, it shouldn't be as surprising as it has been. Nick Saban's arrival lit a fire under everyone.  The ante was read more...


TF Saturday Preview: Everything's Still To Be Decided

Patrick Snow has it right.  This year's season of college football has shown that it is one of the most compelling sports to follow as a fan, especially in the Footprint.


Tribal Fever's Weekend Observations

1. That enormous exhale coming from the Oxford, Mississippi area would be the sigh of relief of Ole Miss Coach Ed Orgeron. His Rebels had to hold on for dear life to beat Northwestern State 38-31 on Saturday. The non-Division 1 Demons went into the game with a 2-3 record in the read more...


Tiger Rag

In the spring a young man’s fancy may turn to baseball, but in the fall in the South everyone’s fancy turns to football, and in Alabama there is only Auburn and


TF Saturday Preview: Pole, er.. Bowl Position

If you aren't a Florida or Georgia fan, this weekend might be a good one to spend with the kids.  This is a pretty thin weekend for good games in the Footprint.  That's why Athlon's college football preview spends most of its time previewing games outside our read more...


TF's Saturday Preview: Act Like You've Been There Before!

It's the old saying when a player celebrates a little too much - act like you've been there before.  This rules seems to also hold true to some of our Footprint's winning neophytes. When programs are new to winning, they don't know how to handle themselves.  That's read more...


TF's Saturday Preview: The History Behind SEC Dominance

Tribal Fever would like to start this weekend's festivities by directing everyone to a fantastic series on ESPN.com about the SEC.  Which leads us to this week's focus - the historical read more...


Tribal Fever's Weekend Slate (10/6/2007)

Let's start with this week's College Football Preview from Athlon.  Swampland's own Patrick Snow hosts each week.  (Read Patrick's new column on the state of baseball in read more...


Otis Redding Film Premier October 8

Dreams To Remember Premier October 8 10/1/07 The new Otis Redding documentary, Dreams To Remember: The Legacy of Otis read more...


Upset Saturday, or not?

Patrick Snow mentioned in his last column that he was looking ahead to next week's games.  Based on yesterday's game result, so were too many top 25 teams in the Footprint.  TF Upsets read more...


Swampland welcomes Tribal Fever!

It was only a matter of time before Swampland Sports starting covering the colleges in earnest.  Today marks the start of Tribal Fever, Swampland.com's dispatch dedicated to college sports in the South. We have new features up including Patrick Snow's latest read more...


Autumnal Traditions and Emotional Rescue in Tuscaloosa

Autumnal Traditions and Emotional Rescue in Tuscaloosa 9/23/07 As Georgia's kicker lined up to miss the kick, sending the Georgia-Alabama game read more...


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