North Dakota State, South Dakota State and the tale of the Dakota Marker

It’s just a big ol’ block of stone. It isn’t sculpted. It’s not bronzed or dipped in gold. It hasn’t been carved into the image of a football or a dude carrying a football. There are no corporate logos. Just simple black block letters embossed into three sides of the rectangular rock, reading “S.D.”, “N.D.” … Read more

College football Week 5 recap

8:00 AM ET ESPN staff Week 5 of the 2022 college football season gave us a close call (Georgia), a stunning upset (TCU), a backup quarterback stepping in for a Heisman winner to lead ranked Alabama to victory (Jalen Milroe), and no shortage of moments that make us love the sport. Best catch Javaian Lofton. … Read more

James Madison’s jump, North Dakota State’s reign and the FBS vs. FCS conundrum

The last matchup of the series was one of the best. North Dakota State took a 20-14 lead over James Madison early in the fourth quarter in December’s FCS semifinals, then held on for dear life as the Dukes charged back late. Destin Talbert picked off a Cole Johnson pass in the end zone with … Read more

College football’s Position U 2022

Think your school has the best history of churning out star defensive backs? Elite receivers? The best QBs? Get in line, buddy. Every year, fans rage on social media, players wear branded shirts and schools promote their teams as the top producer of talent at a given position, and every year, another fan base chimes … Read more