Football Study Hall | November 11, 2013
When Alabama faced Syracuse in the 1953 Orange Bowl it was a return to greatness for a Crimson Tide program that had stumbled over recent seasons. It also presented a dilemma for the school as the Orangemen had integrated their program and there was uncertainty if a black player would take the field in Miami on New Year's Day.
Team Speed Kills | March 18, 2013
On November 1, 1980 one of the greatest dynasties in college football history came to a close in Jackson, MS when Mississippi State beat back-to-back National Champion Alabama. The demise of Bear Bryant's 1970s dynasty may hold lessons for the current Crimson Tide team.
Football Study Hall | February 24, 2013
In 1961 South Carolina came into the annual contest against Clemson following a lackluster season and with little to lose. At least that's how the brothers at Sigma Nu saw it and they decided the best way to finish the campaign was with epic shenanigans. And thus was born one of the most colorful incidents in a long and colorful rivalry.
Stride Nation | January 30, 2012
Oregon's football team has come to be known as much for the eclectic and colorful aparrel it dons on gameday as much as the Ducks high-flying offensive style. There is a philosophy behind it and it goes back to OU's famed track & field coach Bill Bowerman's ceaseless pursuit to find an edge for his athletes in competition.
SB Nation | January 9, 2012
Few times in the history of the Alabama vs LSU rivalry have the stakes been higher than when they met in Birmingham in 1964. The two SEC division rivals stood in each other's way of a conference championship and, by extension, a national championship. They each were stocked with the best talent in years and everything on the line.
SB Nation | December 9, 2011
Amid World War II, the 1944 Army vs. Navy game was saturated with importance for a nation seeking a respite from the trials of the conflict. Due to the war, the service academies were stocked with the best athletes in the country, many of whom were well on their way to becoming household names. How cold it not be "the Game of the Century?"
SB Nation | November 4, 2011
In 1959, Alabama traveled to Mobile to meet LSU in the first game of the season in a game that proved to be the start of a new era for the game. It was the first time Paul W. Bryant lead the Crimson Tide as head coach and it was the unveiling of the LSU's revolutionary "Chinese Bandits" defense devised by Tigers' head coach Paul Dietzel.