Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

15 Jun 2010, 11:32am by Brian Fremeau

ESPN: Nebraska in the New Big 10

There are plenty of other factors in play in Nebraska's move to the Big Ten, but what might the effect be on its football team's wins and losses?

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4 comments, Last at 16 Jun 2010, 4:15pm by DisplacedPackerFan

14 Jun 2010, 08:28pm by Brian Fremeau

Texas Declines Pac-10 Invitation; Big 12 Survives

The reign of superconferences will have to hold off for a little bit longer. In the last 24 hours, the impending implosion of the Big 12 was unexpectedly defused. The Texas Longhorns aren't going anywhere, and all indications suggest Texas A&M is staying put as well. Fox Sports has reportedly offered a richer TV rights package to the 10-member Big 12 than anyone had anticipated (or fathomed). Texas will take home most of those spoils, but everyone else in the conference -- especially the Big 12 northerners who stood to lose most in the Pac-16 scenario -- have to be satisfied as well.

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108 comments, Last at 18 Jun 2010, 6:33am by Robbie

11 Jun 2010, 03:40pm by Brian Fremeau

Nebraska On Its Way To Big Ten

The great Conference Crisis of 2010 is really hitting its stride now. Nebraska's Board of Regents confirms that the Cornhuskers are officially severing ties with the Big 12 and will apply for Big Ten membership. That application is expected to be a mere formality and does not require a personal essay or standardized test scores. Nebraska does expect to receive the big envelope -- a projected $10 million boost in annual revenue for athletics. Nebraska hopes to accelerate the transition and begin conference play in 2011.

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41 comments, Last at 14 Jun 2010, 2:54pm by JoeHova

11 Jun 2010, 02:45pm by Brian Fremeau

Boise State To Join The Mountain West

For what may turn out to be only a very brief moment in history, the Mountain West conference now has ten members. Boise State will leave the WAC to join TCU, Utah, BYU, and others.

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7 comments, Last at 13 Jun 2010, 4:20am by *Legion*

06 Mar 2010, 04:02pm by Brian Fremeau

Associated Press Top 25 Connectivity Update

Supplementing the infographic published earlier in the week, Brian Fremeau provides a table detailing the frequency decline of top games in college football over the last 20 years.

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14 comments, Last at 27 Mar 2010, 4:38am by sports-veronica

02 Mar 2010, 04:31pm by Brian Fremeau

Infographic: Declining Frequency of Top 25 Games in College Football

The conference expansion boom over the last 20 years eliminated all but a few independents in college football. Along with the rise of FBS vs. FCS games, it also had an impact on the frequency of games between top teams.

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32 comments, Last at 05 Mar 2010, 5:24pm by Brian Fremeau

12 Jan 2010, 01:55pm by Brian Fremeau

Final 2009 FEI Ratings

After toppling Texas, Alabama is a clear-cut No. 1, but there are plenty of surprises in the final FEI ratings after that. Brian Fremeau discusses the peculiarities of a season that left us wondering and wanting more.

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88 comments, Last at 16 Jan 2010, 3:14pm by Jeff Fogle

06 Jan 2010, 04:51pm by Brian Fremeau

ESPN: Two Key 'Bama-Texas Factors

In this ESPN Insider piece, Brian Fremeau looks at how red zone play and special teams will play big roles in the Texas-Alabama matchup. The full FO preview of the BCS Championship game will be up Thursday morning, with a Cover It Live blog Thursday night.

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11 Dec 2009, 11:37am by Brian Fremeau

ESPN: Evaluating the Brian Kelly Hire

An easier 2010 schedule and a good record coaching close games throughout his career may set up Brian Kelly for early success at Notre Dame.

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7 comments, Last at 17 Dec 2009, 10:50am by turning winds

09 Dec 2009, 12:20pm by Brian Fremeau

Week 14 FEI Ratings

The game may not have lived up to expectations, but Alabama's performance in the SEC Championship Game deserves recognition as the most impressive performance of the season.

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9 comments, Last at 11 Dec 2009, 5:33pm by beargoggles