College Football's NIL Program
Last Word Staff - May 20, 2022

Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL) is an effort put forth to give collegiate athletes a chance at compensation from their name. For college athletics in general, it means opportunities for student-athletes to sell their own merchandise, partner with local businesses, or even sell their game-worn apparel. However, things are quickly changing as this idea infiltrates […]

UCLA Win Over Stanford

The legend of Dorian Thompson-Robinson has never been an easy thing to figure out. There are so many games with mixed performances and inconsistent stat lines. Saturday was every bit of that for the second week in a row. But Thompson-Robinson created his narrative. In the game clinching drive, he came back in, after leaving […]

It is going to be Georgia vs Vanderbilt this weekend in what should be a relatively easy win for the Bulldogs. However, in 2021 anything can happen.

The Georgia Bulldogs have a game that should be a walkover. But in a season where there are no runaway front runners yet, they cannot afford to look past their trip to Nashville. So, we get this game out early with Georgia vs Vanderbilt at midday. Georgia vs Vanderbilt at Midday Georgia vs Vanderbilt did […]

As the Gophers prepare for conference play, here's a look at Part One of Minnesota's Big Ten schedule and what their record should be.
Lindsay Higgins - Sep 21, 2021

There’s not much left to say about the way the Gophers dominated Colorado- and there is even less to say about their upcoming game with Bowling Green. ESPN’s Football Power Index gives Minnesota a 97.8% chance of beating the 1-2 Falcons. So let’s skip ahead a week and take a look at part one of Minnesota’s […]

Fresno State Is A Mismatch For UCLA

Now that the Pac-12 has an alliance with the Big Ten and the ACC, it is time to get Fresno State off the schedule and replace them with someone, anyone from the other Power Five conferences. Fresno State is a mismatch for UCLA again as the Bulldogs beat the Bruins 40-37 in front of an […]

Upcoming NCAA Season
Last Word Staff - Sep 3, 2021

The NFL is only weeks away, but for most football fans, the upcoming NCAA season is the Holy Grail. Sure, quarterbacks and coaches may be stacking Benjamins like they are pro athletes, and it’s not fully kosher, but who can deny these guys and their family’s money? They do the work, so they deserve to […]

Chip Kelly Is 1-0

There was a lot of confident talk coming out of Fall camp for UCLA. But there is every year, and the Bruins had yet to put that on to the field in a season opener. That is until they hosted Hawai’i Saturday afternoon at the Rose Bowl. Quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson got off to a very […]

2021 Preseason Bowl Projections- A look at who's in the playoff and selection committee games and can anyone stop Alabama from repeating.
Kevin McGuffey - Aug 25, 2021

Can Anyone Stop Alabama? The 2020 college football season was one like no other due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Originally there were 43 bowl games scheduled, however, only 25 were actually played. In the end, a familiar script played out with Nick Saban winning his sixth national championship at Alabama. As we head into the […]

UCLAs Grown-Up Bruins

By now everyone who follows UCLA football knows it is one of the most experienced teams in the country. The storyline is well worn. The phrase, “Player led, not coach fed,” has become trite already. But hey. It’s what there is when we are still three weeks away from the start of the season and […]

Pac-12 Media Day

It is a new day with new leadership at the top of the Pac-12 conference, a new coach in the South, new NIL issues, and now the looming topic of schools across the country looking at opportunities in other conferences. It was in the framework that we had 2021 Pac-12 Media Day at the W […]

Big XII Leftovers.

Oklahoma and Texas leaving for the SEC has created a tsunami throughout the college sports landscape. It has caused both the casual fan and the long time sports pundits to be stumbling over themselves breaking down the rest of the Big XII conference to figure out who goes where in the college sports garage sale […]

Iowa Media Day
Nick Lemkau - Jul 24, 2021

After a long summer without any major news from Iowa City, Iowa Media Day took place on Friday, in Indianapolis. Big Ten fans and football fans everywhere always count down to Media Days. This year also had a little more excitement after the event was altered in 2020 due to COVID. This year, head coach […]

SEC Media Days 2021
Lauren Beasley - Jul 22, 2021

As we embark on the last month of the year without college football, and as we begin to count down the hours and minutes until kick off, we have anticipated SEC Media Days 2021. And finally, here we are. The world of college football, including the simple things we took for granted, like SEC Media […]

American Athletic
Jason Rhea - Jul 20, 2021

The American Athletic Conference is widely considered as the strongest Group of Five conferences in the country. That certainly should not change in 2021 as Cincinnati, UCF, Memphis, and Houston should all be improved this year. Having eight teams from this conference going bowling would not be a huge surprise. With that, let’s break down […]

Schools/NCAA Blow Past International Student-Athletes

The one certainty about the NIL rules that started two weeks ago for college sports was that there would be rampant uncertainty. Most of the country’s universities, and certainly the NCAA, make it up as they go along. But there is one thing they have all seemed to miss. We are watching as the schools/NCAA […]

Qwuantrezz Knight talks UCLA football

With so many returning players on the 2021 UCLA football roster, veteran leadership should not be lacking. But the who, what, where, and when of leadership can still be questions. As far as the defensive backfield goes, there are a lot of options. But as Qwuantrezz Knight talks UCLA football with his trademark enthusiasm, you […]

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Texas A&M Alabama
Sanjay Gorur - May 31, 2021

The long-awaited rematch is finally here. The Texas A&M Aggies will face the Alabama Crimson Tide this coming Saturday in Tuscaloosa. This matchup gained a lot of hype due to the off-season battle between Jimbo Fisher and Nick Saban, but the Aggies’ rough start this season took some of that excitement away. Still, it’s clear […]

Florida State-NC State
Brandon Eisenman - May 31, 2021

Florida State-NC State is one of the marquee games to watch in week six. Both teams are coming off losses in ACC play last week. The Seminoles head to Raleigh to face the No. 14 Wolfpack in a crucial ACC Atlantic game. After a 31-21 loss to Wake Forest, FSU is seeking to get back […]

Happy Football Friday. This week we are tackling all things BLT.  Who doesn’t love a great BLT?  I have found a variety of BLT recipes that are all a nod to the classic BLT.  Before we get to all things BLTs did you save last week’s Tailgate Treats “Super Easy Sliders“?  In reality, college football season is […]

Big 12 Week Six Winners
Andrew McCleary - May 31, 2021

Even with two teams on bye this week, these Big 12 week six winners are going to separate the contenders from the pretenders. This Saturday marks the halfway point of the college season. So when we all wake up Sunday morning, we will have a pretty good idea of all these teams for the second […]

Kevin McGuffey - May 31, 2021

Cats Host South Carolina On Saturday For the first time in the 2022 season, the Kentucky football team is coming off a loss. Despite two missed extra points and a field goal, along with fumbles on their last two possessions they still had a chance to beat Ole Miss. Back at home under the lights […]

Army Visits Wake Forest
Mike Loveall - May 31, 2021

Coming off a disappointing loss to Georgia State, Army visits Wake Forest in a rematch of last year’s 70-56 offensive thriller.

2022 Week Five Heisman Rankings
Jason Rhea - May 31, 2021

After a full month of the season, the Heisman trophy race is very much a wide-open one. However, as we begin to approach the halfway point in the season there’s still so much that can happen. Again, which seems like happens each week, we have seen a player in Will Anderson who was in the […]

Mike Loveall - May 31, 2021

Tennessee is riding momentum as the Vols visit LSU in Death Valley on Saturday; will they keep up their winning ways?