25 May 2011, 04:03pm by Bill Connelly
Sports Illustrated's Stewart Mandel stakes a claim for a different No. 1 team this fall and uses Football Outsiders data as backup.
4 comments, Last at 11 Jun 2011, 11:30pm by Arrow
17 May 2011, 12:14pm by Aaron Schatz
College football blogger The Wiz of Odds has analyzed expense reports from 56 of the 70 teams that played in bowl games last year, to try to figure out if the bowl games really are the moneymakers that many college football officials claim them to be. The biggest issue here seems to be "ticket guarantees." Schools agree to purchase a percentage of tickets in order to play in a bowl game, which means if those tickets don't sell to the public, the school is on the hook. And the University of Connecticut got MASSIVELY screwed playing in last year's Fiesta Bowl.
28 comments, Last at 22 May 2011, 9:22pm by zlionsfan
12 May 2011, 11:20am by Bill Connelly
Checking in on Bill Connelly's offseason side project at SB Nation.
29 Apr 2011, 02:29am by Vincent Verhei
As discussed during the live chat of the draft's first round, here's Bob Condotta's story in the Seattle Times on Hugh Millen's review of Jake Locker's 4-for-20, 71-yard game against Nebraska, a game where Millen said Locker made more good plays than bad (though he conceded the game was "still a poor day").
12 comments, Last at 05 May 2011, 10:07pm by The Ninjalectual
11 Apr 2011, 03:54pm by Bill Connelly
Checking in on what's been going on with Football Study Hall, Bill Connelly's side blog for further discussion of college football analytics on the SB Nation network.
08 Apr 2011, 07:09am by Doug Farrar
Kudos to NFL.com's Adam Rank for coming up with this idea. He has 12 quotes; six each from recently off-the-deep-end actor Charlie Sheen, and six from quote-worthy Dallas Cowboys tight end Martellus Bennett. Bennett's quotes don't even include his recent assertion that the Cowboys should have an open quarterback competition between Jon Kitna and Tony Romo, but he's got a few doozies in there.
20 comments, Last at 15 Apr 2011, 8:39am by masoch
11 Mar 2011, 06:07pm by Bill Connelly
The good folks at SB Nation have given Bill Connelly a site to create a college football advanced stats community under their umbrella. The goal for the site is simple: to supplement the work done over here at FO and pull in some new converts.
5 comments, Last at 16 Mar 2011, 12:31pm by Dean
11 Mar 2011, 04:04pm by Bill Connelly
The stupid season has started, and basketball season isn't even over yet. But hey ... congrats to Auburn for continuously finding creative ways to stay in the headlines.
5 comments, Last at 20 Mar 2011, 11:55am by JonFrum
08 Mar 2011, 10:27pm by Brian Fremeau
Tressel's failure to disclose information he knew about Tat-gate has landed him a two-game suspension and fine levied by Ohio State.
68 comments, Last at 11 Mar 2011, 5:13pm by Dean
17 Jan 2011, 03:58pm by Bill Connelly
In his latest post about college football, Mark Cuban has a new proposal in light of the resistance to an overall playoff.
37 comments, Last at 06 Nov 2011, 4:40pm by The TRUE BCSBusters Model!
Possibly the closest Super Bowl matchup in history also poses the question: how much does it mean when certain aspects of an NFL team improve dramatically in the second half of the season?