Palmer’s homecoming shows Raiders’ win-now philosophy

The Oakland Raiders appeared to have finally found at least modest success when Jason Campbell broke his collarbone earlier this month. Rather than resign to a disappointing fate or struggle with their backup quarterbacks on the roster, the franchise went out and acquired former Cincinnati Bengal Carson Palmer to pick up where Campbell left off. Will the questionable move pay off in the end for an organization desperate to “win now”?


Among the masses at Camp Randall Stadium

It’s hard to truly describe the college football experience to an individual who has never witnessed, first-hand, a football campus on gameday. TheGP Football’s Josh Koebert took to the masses at Camp Randall to describe the Nebraska/Wisconsin clash from the fervid confines of the student section.


Two-and-a-half quarterbacks: What to make of the Denver Broncos

The Denver Broncos have two quarterbacks that were drafted in the first round of the NFL Draft, two quarterbacks who played for a pair of the most storied college football teams in the nation. One of those players has a Heisman trophy and two national championships, the other won the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award. […]


A Giant falls: Terrell Thomas injury leaves NY in trouble

In a preseason game against the Chicago Bears on Aug. 22, the New York Giants lost their leading tackler from each of the last two seasons. He’ll miss the entire 2011 campaign. On the same play they lost the 2010 team leader in interceptions. That’s because cornerback Terrell Thomas was the leader in both. New […]


Can Ron Zook keep his job at Illinois?

The University of Illinois football team has gone 28-45 since 2005. In that time the Fighting Illini have only finished higher than eighth in the Big Ten twice, including back-to-back seasons where they finished 11th and then 10th in the conference. 2005 is a significant year in documenting the team’s struggles, as that’s when Ron Zook was named head coach, a […]


Clay Matthews III: From high school reserve to Super Bowl champion

Though now one of the NFL’s top defensive players – a ferocious linebacker who recorded 13.5 sacks, two forced fumbles and an interception with the 2011 champion Green Bay Packers – Clay Matthews III wasn’t even a starter for his high school team in Agoura Hills, CA. His father Clay Matthews Jr., a four-time Pro Bowl linebacker with 19 years of NFL […]


Badgers transfer Russell Wilson and his impact on the Big Ten

Big changes are coming to the increasingly inaccurately named Big Ten this fall. With the addition of the Nebraska Cornhuskers, the conference finally has enough members to divide into divisions and play a championship game. Over at Ohio State, head coach Jim Tressel is out after nearly a decade of success with the Buckeyes. Both of those developments are going […]


The United Football League’s Sunday gamble

We are guaranteed professional football on Sundays this year, starting in August. And that has nothing to do with the National Football League. At the end of last season, the United Football League announced their intent to play on Sundays in anticipation of a work stoppage in the NFL, a plan they are sticking with […]


A Dane’s journey to NCAA football

Between my sophomore and junior years of high school in 2006, my parents came to me and asked if I would be okay with a foreign exchange student living in our home for a year. I quickly agreed that it would be a wonderful experience, as did my little brother. That summer we received a […]


Nebraska hurts nomenclature, but may help Big Ten

And then there were 12? Twelve teams in the increasingly inaccurately named Big Ten, that is. For the 2011 season, the Nebraska Cornhuskers will be joining a conference that was already saddled with a misnomer thanks to the addition of Penn State in 1990. In the process, they’ve made college football’s conference names look even […]