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Past articles by Josh:

How To Fill Out Your Men’s NCAA Tournament Bracket Like A Pro

The opening act of the 2022-23 men’s college basketball season was characterized by the rise of unfamiliar top dogs, the preseason favorite falling flat and the… → Read More

The College Basketball Storylines You Should Know Before March Madness

March Madness is nearly upon us, and soon there will be brackets to overanalyze. But if you’re like most Americans, you probably haven’t been paying full attent… → Read More

Purdue And Zach Edey Have Defied Expectations Again. Can They Do It In March?

The Purdue Boilermakers had already tasted success when Matt Painter was named head coach of the men’s basketball team 19 years ago. Sure, they weren’t a blue b… → Read More

Mikaela Shiffrin Is The Greatest — And She Has Time To Become Even Greater

Last weekend in the Czech Republic, appropriately as most of her countrymen and women slept, Mikaela Shiffrin moved one snow-propelled ski run closer to “resett… → Read More

TCU’s Fairy Tale Was No Match For Georgia’s Tour De Force

A feel-good story doesn’t always conclude on a high note. In the shadow of Los Angeles, a city internationally renowned for its fervent love of storytelling, th… → Read More

Georgia Is A Clear Title Favorite — But The Odds Haven’t Mattered To TCU Yet

In the tightest pair of semifinals in the history of the College Football Playoff, both the biggest favorite and the biggest long shot in the field advanced. Co… → Read More

Mike Leach Remade Football In His Pass-Happy Image

When Mississippi State head football coach Mike Leach died last week at the age of 61 due to complications related to a heart condition, it sent shockwaves thro… → Read More

The College Football Playoff Features Four Worthy Teams — But Picking Them Wasn’t Easy

Just as the buzz and disorder of rivalry week began to subside, college football’s championship week produced some of the most uncertainty we’ve ever seen in th… → Read More

College Football’s Top Playoff Contenders Can Win Their Way In. Chaos Awaits If They Don’t.

Back in August, the 2022 college football season was expected to be the most top-heavy in recent memory. Instead, six of the top seven teams in the AP preseason… → Read More

Sure, TCU Could Make The Playoff. But More Importantly, It Earned Texas Football Bragging Rights.

Bragging rights are the lifeblood of football, and perhaps no state is more passionate about that fact than Texas. You may have heard that the state has a parti… → Read More

Why Is The College Football World Sleeping On Ohio State?

The college football season began visibly off script for Ohio State. On the first defensive snap of its first game against Notre Dame, the Buckeyes missed a tac… → Read More

Short Passes Are All The Rage In College Football This Year

On its surface, last month’s shootout between the Oklahoma State Cowboys and Texas Tech Red Raiders seemed to offer little insight into the broader trends of wh… → Read More

Orange College Football Teams Are Having A Moment

This college football season has been a little brighter than usual. Two weeks ago, an orange crush of more than 100,000 fans converged on Neyland Stadium after … → Read More

Lane Kiffin’s Run-Heavy Mississippi Offense Is As Prolific — And Frenetic — As Ever

Six weeks into the 2022 season, the fresh talent and different perspective haven’t cost the Rebels on the scoreboard. In fact, under the guidance of new co-offensive coordinators Charlie Weis Jr. and John David Baker, a run-heavy philosophy has taken hold in Mississippi. → Read More

The Perfect College Football Tailgate

What do Americans think about tailgating? → Read More

Our College Football Playoff Forecast Is Back — And So Are The Usual Contenders

Can anyone unseat the mainstays of college football? → Read More

College Kickers Are Even Less Reliable Than Usual This Year

The opening week of the 2022 NFL season was one to forget for kickers: It featured six missed game-winning attempts, including a ham-fisted 64-yard prayer and a… → Read More

Should Alabama Be Worried That It Almost Lost To Texas?

Even by the seldom-threatened standards of Alabama’s dynasty, September is not traditionally a challenging month for the Crimson Tide. Since Nick Saban arrived … → Read More

College Football Looks Even More Top-Heavy Than Usual This Year

Even by its own lather-rinse-repeat standards, the air of inevitability is particularly strong as we near kickoff for the 2022 college football season. Three te… → Read More

Why Formula One’s Fastest Team Isn’t Leading The Championship

At the Austrian Grand Prix a week and a half ago, Charles Leclerc of Scuderia Ferrari captured his third win of the season and the team’s second consecutive vic… → Read More