College Five: The games to watch in Week 3 of college football

Things started to fall into place for the College Football Playoff picture in Week 2. Clemson showed their defense hadn’t missed a beat, Baker Mayfield staked (HA!) his claim for the Heisman, Notre Dame continued to flounder, and USC finally overcame a dreaded rival in Stanford. What will we have in store for Week 3? … Read more

LOOK: Michigan hoops finalizes non-conference slate for upcoming season

NCAA Basketball: Michigan at Minnesota

The Michigan Wolverines men’s hoops team will open their 2017-18 season on Saturday, November 11 at home against North Florida. The game will be a ‘mainland’ game to kickstart the Maui Invitational before the Wolverines head for islands later that month. In that 11/11 game, the team will hold pregame ceremonies honoring last year’s Big … Read more

Top 10 games from the 2016 College Football season

2016 brought many memorable moments for college football fans. A Louisville Cardinal won the Heisman trophy. Ohio State and Michigan revitalized their rivalry in controversial fashion. Alabama torched all of its competition on their way to yet another College Football Playoff appearance. The question comes to mind, however; which games stood out in a year … Read more

Mark Dantonio’s Wikipedia page gets hacked, has him coaching elsewhere in 2017

Just another reminder as to why you should never put 100% stock into what you read on the internet. For example, let’s say that little Billy was assigned to do a report on a famous person over Thanksgiving break. Since Billy is a Michigan State fan, he chose Mark Dantonio for his report. Unfotunately, the … Read more

Top 5 College Football Games to Watch in Week 11

Even though college hoops has come up and jumped us in a big way Friday night, college football is getting down to the nitty-gritty. Here we are in Week 11 and teams across the country are turning in their final statements to the committees. We have five games that all feature major conference implications.

Best of College Football: Rivalries

Rivalries are the backbone of the college football landscape. Nothing brings two fan bases together more than an in-state battle for supremacy or the struggle to get into a conference title game. Some rivalries are newer due to the shifting sands of conference realignment while others are more storied than any others in sports. From … Read more

WATCH: Oklahoma State Band honors fallen Baylor Band member

Baylor University has dealt with it’s fair share of tragedy recently. This past Thursday night Baylor sophomore David Grotberg was killed in a hit and run accident. Grotberg was 19 years old, a trumpet player in the Golden Wave Band, president of the Campus Ballroom Dance Society, and part of the Honors Program at Baylor. Baylor football … Read more

Athlon Sports: Spartans logo ranks No. 1 in college athletics

College athletics by and far brings out the passion in everyone more so than professional sports, the level of emotion displayed in the players in between the lines and the atmosphere in college venues is virtually unmatched. Teams are often represented by their logo, their brand and it resonates in fans all around the world. … Read more

Top 5 Plays from Week 1 of College Football

The first week of the college football season sure was a doozy. Many games were either close or broke expectation. Top 25 teams dropped left and right while some outright struggled against inferior competition. We saw the Cougars rise, and the Tigers fall. Wisconsin had its day in the sun, and Texas took the night. … Read more

2016 Conference Preview: Big 12

In 2015, it was the Oklahoma Sooners surviving the late-season gauntlet that is the regular season schedule of the Big 12. The Sooners, led by head coach Bob Stoops and senior transfer quarterback Baker Mayfield, earned one a highly-coveted spot in the College Football Playoff before falling short in the National Semifinals to the Clemson Tigers. There has been … Read more

WATCH: Northern Iowa does it again, sinks half-court buzzer-beater to down Texas

During the week of conference tournaments, the Northern Iowa Panthers won the Missouri Valley Conference after a game-winning shot at the buzzer to clinch a spot in the dance. On Friday (early Saturday morning, technically), they end it dramatic fashion once again. The first time, it was Wes Washpun. This time, it was Paul Jesperson. … Read more

NCAA Tournament Preview – West Region

[tps_header]The Oregon Ducks finished the season as strong as anyone in the country and under the radar a bit. They are riding an eight-game winning streak and flat out steamrolled Utah in their conference championship game last week. It was a key component to the Ducks getting that last No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament, … Read more

Conference Tournament Preview – Big XII

[tps_header]The Big XII was by far the best conference in America this year. Six teams in the conference are ranked in the AP Top 25, eight teams have winning records and seven of those teams are likely to get into the NCAA tournament. Players like Buddy Hield, Wayne Selden Jr., Perry Ellis, Georges Niang, and … Read more

Top 15 college football programs this century

[tps_header] NOTE: The views expressed in this EDITORIAL do not necessarily reflect the views of Detroit Sports Nation or a majority of its writers and should not be misconstrued as such. The views contained within are the views of the author and the author alone. College football has undergone some drastic changes in the last 20 … Read more

Detroit Lions looking for stability at nickel cornerback

It’s no secret that injuries hurt the Detroit Lions last season, especially at the nickel cornerback position. Quite a few changes have been made at the position this offseason, and stability should be easier to come by this year. Bill Bentley, a third round pick in 2012, failed to play more than a single quarter before … Read more

Wolverines, Longhorns agree to home-and-home football series

Michigan and Texas have agreed to a home-and-home series in football. The only previous meeting between the two storied programs came in the 2005 Rose Bowl. “A match-up of this magnitude doesn’t come along all that often, and when it does it’s special for both programs and the great fans that support each institution,” Michigan … Read more