Bold predictions for Week 2 in college football

Bold predictions for Week 2 in college football

USA TODAY Sports Published 12:02 p.m. ET Sept. 7, 2018 | Updated 12:16 p.m. ET Sept. 7, 2018 CLOSE SportsPulse: The Big Ten East came in with a ton of hype, but USA TODAY Sports’ Dan Wolken discusses why the SEC West is hands down better. USA TODAY Arizona State coach Herm Edwards watches his […]

The college football game that changed Burt Reynolds's life forever

The college football game that changed Burt Reynolds's life forever

(Art Zelin/Getty Images) In a way, you can thank football for the career of Burt Reynolds. Reynolds, who died Thursday at 82, navigated several twists in a life that led the son of a sheriff from South Florida to get his name engraved on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame. One of those twists came in what […]

Michigan Football: Defense will have to carry conservative UM offense

Michigan Football: Defense will have to carry conservative UM offense

Don’t look for fireworks from Michigan football; once again, it’s going to be up to the defense to win games. Michigan football looked pokey and uninspired in its season-opening loss to Notre Dame, but, and here’s where Michigan fans can grab at a few tendrils of hope, even without a potent offense, Michigan only lost […]

These are the most valuable football brands in the world right now

These are the most valuable football brands in the world right now

FC Barcelona’s motto “Mes que un Club” was a symbol of Catalan nationalism, particularly during Franco’s dictatorship. Shutterstock Statistics database Statista has used the assets of football clubs to produce a ranking of the world’s most valuable football brands. Manchester United, Real Madrid and FC Barcelona are the top leading football clubs in the world […]

Toren Young's big day punctuates buy-in among Iowa's running back committee

Toren Young's big day punctuates buy-in among Iowa's running back committee

CLOSE Toren Young talks about his strong second half in Saturday’s 33-7 win over Northern Illinois Dargan Southard, msouthard@gannett.com Buy Photo Iowa’s Toren Young pushes away Northern Illinois’ Mykelti Williams as he runs down field during their game at Kinnick Stadium on Satuday, Sept. 1, 2018.(Photo: David Scrivner/For the Press-Citizen)Buy Photo IOWA CITY, Ia. — […]

Michigan Football: What now for the Wolverines?

Michigan Football: What now for the Wolverines?

In the wake of an ugly loss to Notre Dame, Michigan Football fans have a tough time arguing that the preseason rankings were ungenerous, that Michigan is one of the biggest dogs in the Big10, that Jim Harbaugh has the capacity to unleash a dynamic offense. It was painful from start to finish, and surprisingly […]

Monday Morning Football: A definitive analysis of the Premier League weekend

Monday Morning Football: A definitive analysis of the Premier League weekend

There were predictable ‘Alisson Blunderland’ headlines for Jurgen Klopp to read over the weekend, but it was the towering performance of Joe Gomez which could prove far more memorable in the context of Liverpool’s season. Alisson’s mistake at the King Power Stadium was the hot topic from Liverpool’s fourth successive victory, with Klopp admitting he […]

Braylon Edwards: Michigan football 'trash'; comments deleted on Twitter

Braylon Edwards: Michigan football 'trash'; comments deleted on Twitter

CLOSE Free Press sports writer Nick Baumgardner and columnists Jeff Seidel and Shawn Windsor dissect Michigan’s 24-17 loss at Notre Dame on Sept. 1, 2018. Nick Baumgardner, Detroit Free Press Former Michigan receiver Braylon Edwards talks football with reporters after the Signing of the Stars event at the Crisler Center in Ann Arbor on Wednesday, […]

Weather woes hit college football, stadiums cleared

Weather woes hit college football, stadiums cleared

Fans at Memorial Stadium dance to music during a lightning and rain delay in the first half of an NCAA college football game between Nebraska and Akron in Lincoln, Neb., Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018. (Nati Harnik/Associated Press) LINCOLN, Neb. — The first big weekend of the college football season was marred by weather problems across […]

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