Jim Harbaugh blames James Franklin for U-M/PSU tunnel dust-up

The Michigan and Penn State football teams got into a halftime shouting match in the tunnel at Michigan Stadium during their game on Oct. 15. After the game, Penn State coach James Franklin said there should be a policy in place to keep that from happening in the future, but Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh thinks … Read more

College football Power Rankings after Week 8

10:02 PM ET ESPN staff And then there were six. After another week of upsets, close calls and blowout wins only six undefeated teams remain in college football this season. Previously unbeatens Ole Miss, UCLA and Syracuse all were upended Saturday and the results shuffled up Week 8’s Power Rankings. Still, the top of the … Read more

Michigan overwhelms Penn State after halftime verbal volleys

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — No. 5 Michigan bullied No. 10 Penn State on Saturday, from the line of scrimmage to the scoreboard to the newly named Lloyd Carr Tunnel at Michigan Stadium. Tempers flared as both teams entered the shared tunnel with the Wolverines holding a 16-14 halftime lead. While video showed the teams exchanging … Read more

College football Power Rankings after Week 7

1:00 AM ET ESPN staff We’re officially through the midway point of the college football season, and it’s time to look back over the first seven weeks. Yes, Alabama and Tennessee played in the game of the season, TCU outlasted Oklahoma State in a Big 12 classic and Utah upended Southern California late in Week … Read more

How the College Football Playoff will be impacted by Week 7’s key games

Week 7 will set the course for the rest of this year’s College Football Playoff race. Several times in this space this year, I’ve lamented a particular week’s slate barely mattering to the CFP race, barring an implosion by a contender against a much weaker opponent. No one would make any such assertions about this … Read more

Bo Nickal earns UFC contract with 52-second submission win over Donovan Beard

LAS VEGAS — Prepare yourselves for some Bo Nickal hype. Nickal, a three-time NCAA Division I national collegiate wrestling champion, starched another opponent on Dana White’s Contender Series on Tuesday night, submitting Donovan Beard with a triangle choke just 52 seconds into their middleweight bout. It was Nickal’s second win on the Contender Series in … Read more

College football Week 3 highlights

A year ago, the world was a very different place. A high school team named Bishop Sycamore was the talk of the country. Now, it’s a college team called Nebraska making questionable financial decisions off the field and looking embarrassing on it. A year ago, college football fans could not escape an Applebee’s commercial. This … Read more

College football Week 3 – Miami-Texas A&M, BYU-Oregon highlight the biggest games

7:00 AM ET ESPN staff The forecast for Week 2’s college football slate was dreary and yet, the scheduled delivered. The Sun Belt rose to the occasion as Marshall knocked off then top-10 Notre Dame 26-21 and Appalachian State — this week’s host for College GameDay — went into College Station and handed Jimbo Fisher … Read more

College football Power Rankings after Week 1

11:30 PM ET ESPN staff The Week 1 college football slate was loaded with top-tier matchups to officially kick off the season while ushering fans back into stadiums and onto message boards. Some games lived up to the hype — No. 5 Notre Dame went toe-to-toe with No. 2 Ohio State for three quarters and … Read more

Big Ten completes 7-year, $7 billion media rights agreement with Fox, CBS, NBC

The Big Ten has completed a new seven-year media rights agreement with Fox, CBS and NBC that is set to bring in more than $7 billion to one of the nation’s most powerful athletic conferences. The deal will begin July 1, 2023, and run through the end of the 2029-30 athletic year. Specific terms were … Read more