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…

Is There a Feud Between the ACC and the Big Ten?

By: Mike Davis With the recent vote by the NCAA allowing the Big 12 to host a conference championship game (CCG), one of the biggest offseason questions is now put to bed. However the way in which the vote was carried out exposed a number of other issues. One of these issues was the political…

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…

Visual Tool to Understand 1981-2017 Conference Realignment

By: Mike Davis I have expand the data from my last post to include conference realignment moves all the way back to 1981. I created the following pictures to better explain/visualize the conference realignment moves of 1981 to 2017. I recommend clicking on the images for larger view. I also made a gif version in the…

Visual Tool to Understand 1991-2017 Conference Realignment

By: Mike Davis 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…

Visual Tool to Understand 2010-2017 Conference Realignment

By: Mike Davis I created the following pictures to better explain/visualize the conference realignment moves of 2010 to 2017. I recommend clicking on the images for larger view. I also made a gif version in the first image. Links (1) (2) (3) Follow @sportspolitico Send us an Email: sportspolitico@gmail.com © sportspolitico™ December 23, 2015 Like what…

Despite Boren’s Wishes, the Big 12 is Not Expanding

By: Mike Davis David Boren, President of The University of Oklahoma stirred the pot on realignment by reiterating his stance that the Big 12 should expand to twelve teams. He also criticized Texas for the Longhorn Network without specifically mentioning it by name. College administrators have stirred this pot in the past by commenting (1) on conference…

Will a Grant of Rights Protect the Big 12 From Future Raids?

By: Mike Davis Currently the Big 12 Conference sits at the center of conference realignment discussion. The conference is widely seen as the weakest link within the Power Five (P5) due to its smaller size, and recent history of instability. Proponents of the Big 12 will point to its “Grant of Rights” (GOR) agreement as…