What the ACC’s Response to HB2 Means.

In response to HB2 commonly known as the North Carolina bathroom law the ACC has taken the step of moving neutral site conference championship locations outside the state.  Why did the ACC do this? One thing that cannot be overstated is academic institutions have very diverse student bodies. For this reason university administrations care very… Continue reading What the ACC’s Response to HB2 Means.

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A Look at the Historical Opponents of Every Current and Future FBS Program (Part II)

This is Part II of a project from eight months ago where I tracked the history between programs. In the previous part I studied the current makeup of FBS conferences. In this part I will examine historical conferences including the pre conference realignment versions of current FBS conferences. Below is the explanation as to how… Continue reading A Look at the Historical Opponents of Every Current and Future FBS Program (Part II)

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JFK: Why Does Rice Play Texas?

On a recent visit to the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum I came across a cool piece of history. This is a draft from Kennedy’s famous “We choose to go to the Moon” speech. College football junkies know it more for its “Why does Rice play Texas” line. The specific line in question was written… Continue reading JFK: Why Does Rice Play Texas?

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First look on the Historical Changes in College Football Parity

When discussing historical accomplishments the concept of “era” and the difficulty of each era is often brought up to justify the resumes of players and coaches. For this project I want to prove or disprove the notion that Nick Saban’s accomplishments carry more weight because he coached in a more difficult era. The thought process… Continue reading First look on the Historical Changes in College Football Parity

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Visual Tool to Understand 1991-2017 Conference Realignment

I have expand the data from my last post to include conference realignment moves from 1991. I created the following pictures to better explain/visualize the conference realignment moves of 1991 to 2017. I recommend clicking on the images for larger view. I also made a gif version in the first image. Follow @sportspolitico Send us an… Continue reading Visual Tool to Understand 1991-2017 Conference Realignment

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